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Monday, July 30

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: 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 31

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: Fendalton Library

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

 

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: Shirley Library

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

 

What: Story Time

When: 11:00am – 11:30am

Where: Lyttelton Library

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

 

Wednesday, August 1

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: 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: 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.

 

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/

 

Thursday, August 2

What: Storytimes

When: 10:00am – 10:30am

Where: Linwood Community Resource Centre

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

 

What: Toolbox – The Early Years (0-6)

When: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Rowley Resource Centre, 59 Rowley Avenue, Hoon Hay

Info: Over six sessions, the Early Years Toolbox is designed to encourage you in your role as a parent. No-one will influence your child’s future more than you will. – Session 1: Parent types; – Session 2: Development stages; – Session 3: Tools for engaging cooperation; – Session 4: Discipline; – Session 5: Making memories; – Session 6: Being the parent your child needs. The most important years in your child’s development are these early years. Learn how to lay the building blocks for a great future.

Website: The Parenting Place

Ticket Information: Single ticket: $67.50 Double ticket: $90.00 Buy Tickets – 0800 53 56 59 Booking fees may apply

 

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: 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: Story Time

When: 11:00am – 11:30am

Where: Papanui Library

Info: 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/

 

Friday, August 3

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: Story Time

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Where: Spreydon Library

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

 

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: 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/

 

Saturday, August 4

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: New Brighton Community Market

When: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Where: New Brighton pedestrian mall

Info: It’s official – WINTER is here… and the market is back in the pedestrian mall this month. With entertainment by HENARE Come and join the fun at our Market by the Sea and browse our wonderful array of art, craft and delicious baking and second hand stalls. For bookings and enquiries please phone or text Martha, 0275174250 or 3889920 Funded by the New Brighton Project – www.newbrightonproject.org.nz. This is a free event.

Official Website: www.facebook.com/NBCommunityMarket

Contact Phone: 3889920

 

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!

Website: www.lytteltonfarmersmarket.co.nz

Contact Phone: 021 224 6637

 

What: Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market

When: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Where: On Green beside Hillyers Cafe, Gerald St.. LINCOLN

Info: Come and soak in the country life at this friendly community market in the historic township or Lincoln. Browse the many varied stalls at our monthly winter markets- local seasonal organic fruit and vegetables, German baking, homemade pizzas and pastries, European sweet treats, fresh pesto, organic eggs, honey, natural fruit cordials, cheese, olive oil hazelnut products, eco products. relishes, distinctive jewellery, lavender, handmade & spun hats and clothes,scarves, pottery, handmade cushions, unique artwork and cards etc….. Themed winter events – 1ST SAT OF MONTH include:- 2nd June – Start of winter programme 7th July – Second Hand Book Sale 4th Aug – Mid Winter – mulled hot drinks, roast chestnuts, hot soup 1st Sept – Themed market – look out for details 6th Oct – Spring Festival – flower garland making …

 

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. Admission: Free

 

Sunday, August 5

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: 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

When: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Where: Watershed Bar & Restaurant

Info: 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! This is a free event Contact Phone: 384 1326

Official Website: www.thewatershed.co.nz

 

What: Kids Golf

When: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Where: Coringa Golf Club – Mcleans Island Rd

Info: Ages 2-12. Toni Batey Golf Pro (or ph. 027 438 2678) Pricing: $10 per person Contact Phone: 027 438 2678. This event happens once each month (on the first Sunday) and is designed to offer kids aged 2-12 years the basics of the game of golf… Not only do we have coaching, but afterwards we encourage the kids to go and play on the 4-hole KIDS-ONLY Golf Course! No need to book – just turn up at 11am and Toni Batey, Golf Pro, will provide you with some clubs for the day. When you arrive, walk straight ahead to the Kids Practice area…LOOK FOR THE EXTRA LARGE GOLF BALL! Cancelled if wet. To check cancellations, call tel. 359 7174 (Coringa Golf Club Pro Shop) from 9am. For more information, call Toni on mob. 027 438 2678 Toni Batey is a freelance golf professional based in Amberley, who travels around Canterbury golf courses offering tuition in golf, from beginners onwards, from kids to adults.

Official Website: tonibateygolfpro.co.nz