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Scrabble Group Tuesday, 9.45am-noon Go along and play scrabble with the friendly weekly group. Exercise your brain and have fun. Gold coin donation. Sundbye House, 100 Farrington Ave

Go along to Scrabble Club. There’s no obligation, just go along whenever you can and join the friendly group. All materials are supplied. Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre, 13 Bishopdale Court

Avonhead Exercise Classes Tuesday, 10.45-11.45am Designed for people living with long-term health conditions. Classes generally occur weekly but not on public holidays or during school holiday periods. Please call 0800 663 463 to register. Avonhead Baptist Church, 104 Avonhead Rd

Sports in the Park Wednesday, 3.30-4.30pm Sports in the Park runs during term four. All primary schoolaged children are welcome to come along and join in some ball games. Cancelled if wet. Cancellations will be posted on the Riccarton Community Updates Facebook page. Harrington Park, Peverel St

GenConnect Wednesday, 1-1.45pm This class aims to connect generations by sharing knowledge. Nothing compares to the knowledge of helpful teens who have grown up with technology. Riccarton High School students will be available to help you find answers to all your questions. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd

UR Club Wednesday, 3.30-4.30pm Go and join the fun in an after school club. Open to all school aged children. There will be stories, crafts, games and more. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd

Scrabble Club Wednesday, 1-3pm

Teenager Talk Wednesday, 6-8pm The Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand Psychological Society will host Sue Bagshaw from 298 Youth Health. She will speak about communicating

Halswell Miniature Trains will hold an open weekend for Cup and Show Week. Ride prices will be $2 per person with concession tickets available. The trains will be going on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10am-4pm at the Halswell Domain, 38 William Brittan Ave. ​ and parenting teenagers as part of the annual New Zealand Psychology Week. Go along to this public event to hear some ideas about being effective in this challenging but rewarding area. Ilam Homestead, Canterbury University, 87 Ilam Rd Technology Help Sessions Thursday, 11am-noon Free drop-in sessions, no booking required. You don’t need your own PC but if you do have a laptop, tablet or e-reader, we can work with you using these tools as well. New to computers? Got a question about how to do something? We’re not boffins but we can help you out

with most of the things people get stuck with. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd, Upper Riccarton Knit ‘n’ Yarn Thursday, 10am-noon Those who want to have a chat while they construct their favourite woollen creations can at the weekly Knit ‘n’ Yarn meetings. From crochet to knitting or a craft of your choice, have fun with this social group. There are a variety of books to help inspire ideas for your next project or even to help a beginner. Everyone is welcome. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd

Play Rummikub Thursday, 1-3pm Go along to Fendalton Library and play Rummikub, a game that will test your wits. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd Riccarton Quiz Night Saturday, from 7pm Riccarton Baptist Church is hosting a quiz night to raise money for Oasis Orphanage in the Philippines. Go along with your own team or join one on the night. There will be food available. Tickets cost $10 per person. Phone 960 6878 for further information. Riccarton Baptist Church, 80 Rattray St

Want a career in Construction?

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) offers a multitude of courses for students looking to begin a qualification and career, in the industry of their choice. Available areas of study at the Christchurch campus include, Automotive and Collision Repair, Social Services and Mental Health, Construction, Electrotechnology, Hairdressing, Project Management, Sport, Exercise and Personal Training. The new Construction qualification offered at SIT’s Christchurch campus

from 2018 is the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) – Carpentry. This programme is designed to provide the wider construction trades sector with work-ready people able to enter the construction trades as a labourer or an apprentice. If you are new to the Construction industry and intending to train to become an apprentice, then this is the perfect course for you. Skills involved include health, safety and compliance, effective communication, plans and specifications,

calculations, carpentry terminology and concepts, building terminology, carpentry processes and concepts, building foundations and flooring, structural elements and building interior. This new programme is subject to accreditation and approval but once confirmed will be offered from next year onwards. Enquire now by contacting SIT’s Christchurch campus at or on 0800 TO STUDY (0800 867 883).


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