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Monday, July 23

What: Story Time

When: 9:30am – 10:30am

Where: Upper Riccarton Library

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Baby Time

When: 10:30am – 11:00am 

Where: Central Library Peterborough

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/BabyTime/

 

What: Baby times

When: 11:00am – 11:30am

Where: South Library

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/BabyTime/

 

What: Science Alive

When: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Where: New Brighton Library

Info: Science Alive presents a free after school science programme. Each week there’s a different topic and a number of related fun activities. Just come along and join in. During term time only (from second week of term). No bookings required. http://sciencealive.co.nz

Tuesday, July 24

What: Baby Time

When: 9:30am – 10:00am

Where: Upper Riccarton Library

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/BabyTime/

 

What: Story Time

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Where: Shirley Library

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Story Time

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Where: New Brighton Library

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Story time

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Where: Fendalton Library

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes.

 

What: Baby Time

When: 11:00am – 11:30am

Where: South Library

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/BabyTime/

 

What: Story Time

When: 11:00am – 11:30am

Where: Lyttelton Library

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Science Alive

When: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Where: South Library

Info: Science Alive presents a free after school science programme. Each week there’s a different topic and a number of related fun activities. Just come along and join in. During term time only (from the second week of term). No bookings required. http://sciencealive.co.nz/

Wednesday, July 25

What: Story Time

When: 10:15am – 10:45am

Where: Hornby Library

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Baby time

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Where: New Brighton Library

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Learning/

 

What: Story time

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Where: Redwood Library

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Baby time

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Where: Sumner School

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. Temporary location due to Sumner Library’s unavailability. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events

 

What: Baby Time

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Where: Spreydon Library

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/BabyTime/

 

What: Baby Time

When: 11:00am – 11:30am

Where: Papanui Library

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/BabyTime/

 

What: Science Alive

When: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Where: Shirley Library

Info: Science Alive presents a free after school science programme. Each week there’s a different topic and a number of related fun activities. Just come along and join in. During term time only (from the second week of term). No bookings required. http://sciencealive.co.nz/

 

What: Shop Me Pretty

When: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Where: Sumner Community Centre, 28 Wiggins St, Christchurch City

Info: All Ages; Ticket Information: Gold coin entry: $0.00 Door Sales Only Website: www.shopmepretty.co.nz

 

Thursday, July 26

What: Story Time

When: 10:00am – 10:30am

Where: South Christchurch Library

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Storytimes

When: 10:00am – 10:30am

Where: Linwood Community

Info: Resource Centre Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Story Time

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Where: Parklands Library

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Baby time

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Where: Fendalton Library

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/BabyTime/

 

What: Storytime

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Where: Central Library Peterborough

Info: http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Baby Time

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Where: Shirley Library

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/BabyTime/

 

What: Story Time

When: 11:00am – 11:30am

Where: Papanui Library

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Science Alive

When: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Where: Hornby Library

Info: Science Alive presents a free after school science programme. Each week there’s a different topic and a number of related fun activities. Just come along and join in. During term time only (from the second week of term). No bookings required. http://sciencealive.co.nz/

 

What: Toolbox – The Middle Years (6-12)

When: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Where: St Augustine Anglican Church, 5 Cracroft Tce, Christchurch City

Info: Ticket Information: Single ticket: $67.50 Double ticket: $90.00; Buy Tickets – 0800 53 56 59 Booking fees may apply; Website: The Parenting Place

 

Friday, July 27

What: Babytimes

When: 10:15am – 10:45am

Where:  Hornby Library

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/BabyTime/

 

What: Baby Time

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Where: Lyttelton Library

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/BabyTime/

 

What: Baby Time

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Where: Parklands Library

Info: During each session we will share a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities. The programmes are especially suitable for under 2 year olds. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/BabyTime/

 

What: Story Time

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Where: Spreydon Library

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Story time

When: 11:00am – 11:30am

Where: Halswell Library

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Science Alive

When: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Where: Parklands Library

Info: Science Alive presents a free after school science programme. Each week there’s a different topic and a number of related fun activities. Just come along and join in. During term time only (from the second week of term). No bookings required. http://sciencealive.co.nz/

 

What: Christchurch Youth Choir Inaugural Concert

When: 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Doors open 6:45pm)

Where: St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street

Info: Pricing: Entry by programme donation (Adults: $15, School-aged Children/Tertiary Students: $10, Family: $35); Come along and support the NEW Christchurch Youth Choir in their premier concert for 2012 This newly established group will present a programme of innovative choral music featuring some of Christchurch’s talented young singers.

 

Saturday, July 28

What: Christchurch Farmer’s Market

When: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road, Riccarton

Info: Set in the stunning park like grounds of Riccarton House, the Christchurch Farmers’ Market is now the city’s largest authentic farmers’ market which runs each Saturday morning from 9am till 12 noon. With the best of Canterbury’s produce the CFM is the perfect opportunity to meet the growers, bakers, wine makers, brewers, butchers and farmers, sample their products, ask them questions – become informed about what you are buying and support your community. Combine this with Hummingbird coffee, live music and monthly festivals, the market is a must-do every Saturday. Official Website: www.christchurchfarmersmarket.co.nz

 

What: Lyttleton Farmer’s Market

When: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Where:  Lyttelton Main School – 24 Oxford Street, Lyttelton

Info: Saturday wouldn’t be Saturday without a visit to the Lyttelton Farmers Market. Open EVERY Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Combining fresh food, live local music and spectacular scenery the Lyttelton Farmers Market is quite possibly the best little Farmers Market around!  www.lytteltonfarmersmarket.co.nz; Contact Phone: 021 224 6637

 

What: Boulevard Arts Market

When: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Where: Worcester Boulevard, 31 -33 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch City

Info: A new artisans’ market of quality, locally and New Zealand made arts and crafts. Reflecting the essence of New Zealand creativity. Held on Saturday and Sunday, across the road from The Arts Centre. The weekend makes up part of The Boulevard Container Shops, which are open here 7 days a week. We have traders and artisans selling wooden home wares, boxes, bowls and souvenirs. Home spun, hand knitted woollen hats, jerseys and scarves. Hand knitted dog coats and hand puppets. Original hand-painted water colours of iconic historic Christchurch buildings and locations. Hand-made crystal and glass bead jewellery and an interesting collection of retro jewellery. A unique, diverse range of New Zealand wool products from merino cardigans, baby blankets and booties, bags and hot water bottle covers. Greenstone jewellery. Stone gathered and carved on the West Coast.

 

What: Leighs Construction CSO Presents Series – The Magical Music of Disney

When: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Where: CBS Canterbury Arena

Info: Richard Marrett Conductor Featuring NASDA Chorus The CSO presents “Around the World with Disney”. Fabulous symphonic arrangements accompanied by scenes of familiar Disney animated films on the big screen. This concert will be a spectacular event full of all the favourites. The might of the orchestra along with a 70 plus strong Chorus from NASDA (National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art) as well as top New Zealand soloist performing some of the outstanding favourites will make this evening a must for all Disney lovers. Official Website: www.cso.co.nz – Ticket Info: Ticketek (or ph. 0800 842 538)  – Pricing: Adult A Reserve $35, Adult B Reserve $25. Child $10 Contact Phone: 03 943 7797

 

Sunday, July 29

What: Opawa Farmer’s Market

When: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Where: 275 Fifield Terrace (between Flo Cafe and Rudolf Steiner School)

Info: The Opawa Farmers’ Market prides itself on a having a strong contingent of local growers supplying an abundance of fresh local produce – predominantly organic/spray free. Local artisan producers offer free range eggs, freshly baked breads, cheeses, mouth-watering ready to eat foods and much more. Come and experience the relaxing and friendly atmosphere at this popular Sunday market.

This month the Opawa Farmers’ Market is celebrating its awesome array of mushrooms on offer. Their selection ranges from the classic white button and Portobello varieties to the more exotic Oyster and Shiitake mushrooms – all grown here in Canterbury. Stallholders will also be preparing some delicious mushy concoctions to tempt your tastebuds.

 

What: Car Boot Sale Market

When: 9:00am – 1:30pm

Where: New Brighton Club, 202 Marine Parade, Christchurch City. In the New Brighton Workingmen’s Club car park.

Info: Every Sunday (weather permitting). Sites available to casual sellers, just turn up and you will be directed to a site. Sell those surplus items from around home, clean out the kid’s room, garage, cupboards and have a fun time doing it. Got pot plants you don’t want, or surplus bedding plants and veggie plants? Bring them along and sell them too. Stalls selling good used and new clothes both children’s and adults, jewellery new and antique, collectable china and ornaments, games, books, toys, small household appliances, cycles, surplus home grown fruit and veges when available. Retro, modern and every era in between, something for everyone. Pop in and have a look at one of the friendliest markets around.

 

What: Sunday Artisan Market

When: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Where: Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road

Info: With a great selection of local arts and crafts, yummy food stalls, fresh produce, live music, delicious Hummingbird Coffee and the new Sunday Roast from the Riccarton house Bistro the market is a must do every Sunday. A great day out for all the family, all located in the stunning grounds of Riccarton House and Bush If you are interested in becoming a stall holder please contact Taste Events on 03 348 6190 or info@tasteevents.co.nz

 

What: Boulevard Arts Market

When: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Where: Worcester Boulevard, 31 -33 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch City

Info: All Ages.  A new artisans’ market of quality, locally and New Zealand made arts and crafts. Reflecting the essence of New Zealand creativity. Held on Saturday and Sunday, across the road from The Arts Centre. The weekend makes up part of The Boulevard Container Shops, which are open here 7 days a week. We have traders and artisans selling wooden home wares, boxes, bowls and souvenirs. Home spun, hand knitted woollen hats, jerseys and scarves. Hand knitted dog coats and hand puppets. Original hand-painted water colours of iconic historic Christchurch buildings and locations. Hand-made crystal and glass bead jewellery and an interesting collection of retro jewellery. A unique, diverse range of New Zealand wool products from merino cardigans, baby blankets and booties, bags and hot water bottle covers. Greenstone jewellery. Stone gathered and carved on the West Coast. Admission: Free

 

What: Kids Entertainment with Shad Rutherford or The Magical Fairy at The Watershed – The Watershed

When: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Where: Watershed Bar & Restaurant

Info: This is a free event Contact Phone: 384 1326 Every Sunday from 10.30am – 12.30pm, kids can have fun while the grownups relax at The Watershed Bar and Restaurant, with either magician Shad Rutherford, or the Magical Fairy! Shad Rutherford entertains with funny juggling, marvellous magic & fantastic balloon twisting. Magical Fairy sparks childrens’ imagination & does great face painting. Come along for the fun! Official Website: www.thewatershed.co.nz

 

What: Laughter Yoga

When: 11:00am – 12:45pm

Where: Scottish Society Hall, cnr Edgeware and Caledonian Roads, St Albans

Info: Come and laugh with us every Sunday morning… Scottish Society Hall, corner Edgeware and Caledonian Roads, St Albans. Laughter Yoga employs no humour, jokes or comedy and participants are invited to laugh for no reason at all. Anyone can do it. Laughter is a form of exercise. The group makes eye contact while taking part in a series of laughter exercises, including breathing and gentle stretching. After a short while the laughter becomes infectious and genuine. Whether fake or genuine, laughter has measurable psychological and physiological benefits. Try it, experience it and love it! Official Website: www.thegiggles.co.nz; Pricing: $2 Contact Phone: 021 998 109

 

What: JD Duathlon “The Equaliser”

When: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Where: Ruapuna Speedway, Christchurch

Info:  The JD Duathlons strive to provide a variety of race options for all levels of athletes from the first timer to elite athlete and do so in a professional and safe manner. There is a great crew of sponsors on board and both John & Dave are athletes themselves so know what makes for a successful event We have a race for you!! First timers – there is the novice race where you don’t have to line up against the big guns. Teams – if the full race looks a bit much find a mate or work colleague to join up with and do one part of the race. Corporate – why not set up a few work teams and go head to head or go against other businesses Kids – we have a separate course for the kids with no cars to worry about Serious athletes – test yourself against some of the best in the region on a multi lap draft free course Spectators – no longer do you see 5 seconds of the race. Check the Official Website: www.jdevents.co.nz for more details. Contact Phone: 9817508.