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This week is Sustain Canterbury’s Eco Week. Find more info on events here.

IceFest runs 14 September – 14 October. Find info here! One fun event that starts this week can be found here.

 

Monday, 10 September

What: Tumbletimes

Where: Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon

When: 9:15am – 10:15am

Info: Tumbletimes is a casual drop in class for pre-schoolers running during term time. Classes cost $3.50 per session (and $2.50 for each additional sibling from the same family). For more information go here.

Phone: (03) 941 6888 & Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

 

What: Story Time

Where: Upper Riccarton Library

When: 9:30am – 10:30am

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

 

What: Baby Time

Where: Central Library Peterborough

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

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: Tumbletimes

Where: Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon

When: 10:30am – 11:30am

Info: Tumbletimes is a casual drop in class for pre-schoolers running during term time. Classes cost $3.50 per session (and $2.50 for each additional sibling from the same family). For more information go here.

Phone: (03) 941 6888 & Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

 

What: Baby Time – Temporary Session

Where: Upper Riccarton Library

When: 11:00am – 11:30am

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

Where: Spreydon Library

When: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

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

 

What: Girlzone

Where: Spreydon Library

When: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Info: Upper Riccarton Library For Girls aged 10-13 years to extend and expand their computer skills. Maximum of 12. Bookings essential. Does not run during school holidays. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/UpperRiccarton/

 

Tuesday, 11 September

What: Baby Time

Where: Upper Riccarton Library

When: 9:30am – 10:00am

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

Where: New Brighton Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

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

 

What: Story time

Where: Fendalton Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

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

 

What: Story Time

Where: Shirley Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

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

 

What: Tumbletimes

Where: Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon

When: 10:30am – 11:30am

Info: Tumbletimes is a casual drop in class for pre-schoolers running during term time. Classes cost $3.50 per session (and $2.50 for each additional sibling from the same family). Phone: (03) 941 6888 Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

 

What: Story Time

Where: Lyttelton Library

When: 11:00am – 11:30am

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

 

What: Baby Time

Where: Central Library Tuam

When: 11:00am – 11:30am

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

Where: Aranui Library

When: 11:15am – 11:45am

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/BabyTimes

 

What: Science Alive

Where: New Brighton Library

When: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

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: Book Club

Where: Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Road

When: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Info: Learn how to use the new library catalogue and website to find cool books and get information about reading. Create a Shelfari account, design your avatar and write your own book star review. Suitable for children 6 to 10 years old. Limited to 15 places. Bookings essential. Contact library.

 

What: Cycle Fashion Runway

Where: University of Canterbury Students Association, 90 Ilam Rd

When: 6:30pm–10:00pm

Info: A fashion show on bikes! Treat yourself to a bit of spring time sparkle and fun! The Cycle Runway show-cases comfortable and safe commuter bikes, local designers and recycled fashion, with not a stitch of Lycra in sight. You don’t have to ride a flash bike or wear skin-tight Lycra to be a cyclist. General public are warmly invited.

Ticket Information: Adult: $15.00 Buy Tickets Booking fees may apply Website: Cycle Runway

 

Wednesday, 12 September

What: Tumbletimes

Where: North New Brighton War Memorial & Community Centre located on Marine Parade

When: 9:30am – 10:30am

Info: Tumbletimes is a casual drop in class for pre-schoolers running during term time. Classes cost $3.50 per session (and $2.50 for each additional sibling from the same family).

Phone: 941 8999; Website Brochure; Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

 

What: Story Time

Where: Central Library Tuam

When: 10:00am – 10:30am

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

 

What: Story Time

Where: Hornby Library

When: 10:15am – 10:45am

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

 

What: Baby time

Where: Sumner School

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

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: Story time

Where: Redwood Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

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

 

What: Baby Time

Where: Spreydon Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

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

Where: New Brighton Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

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: Tumbletimes

Where: Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon

When: 10:30am – 11:30am

Info: Tumbletimes is a casual drop in class for pre-schoolers running during term time. Classes cost $3.50 per session (and $2.50 for each additional sibling from the same family). For more information go here.

Phone: (03) 941 6888 & Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

 

What: Baby Time

Where: Papanui Library

When: 11:00am – 11:30am

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

Where: Shirley Library

When: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

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, 13 September

What: Tumbletimes

Where: Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon

When: 9:15am – 10:15am

Info: Tumbletimes is a casual drop in class for pre-schoolers running during term time. Classes cost $3.50 per session (and $2.50 for each additional sibling from the same family). For more information go here.

Phone: (03) 941 6888 & Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

 

What: Story Time

Where: Linwood Community Resource Centre

When: 10:00am – 10:30am

Info: Linwood storytimes are held at the Linwood Community Resource Centre, 322 Linwood Avenue. This is right next to the Linwood Avenue entrance to the Mini Linwood Library. Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Events/StoryTimes/

 

What: Baby Time

Where: Shirley Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

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

Where: Central Library Peterborough

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

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

 

What: Story Time

Where: Parklands Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

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

 

What: Baby time

Where: Fendalton Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

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: Tumbletimes

Where: Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon

When: 10:30am-11:30am

Info: Tumbletimes is a casual drop in class for pre-schoolers running during term time. Classes cost $3.50 per session (and $2.50 for each additional sibling from the same family). For more information go here.

Phone: (03) 941 6888 & Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

 

What: Story Time

Where: Papanui Library

When: 11:00am – 11:30am

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

 

What: Knit ‘n’ Yarn

Where: Fendalton Library

When: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Info: Drop in to Fendalton library on Thursday afternoons for a dose of social crafting – bring your knitting, crochet or any other portable craft project. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/ContactUs/

 

What: Story Time

Where:  Aranui Library

When: 2:15pm – 2:45pm

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

 

What: Science Alive

Where: Hornby Library

When: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

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, 14 September

What: BabyRoo

Where: Beckenham Bowling Club, 63 Waimea Terrace, Christchurch

When: 9:00am – 11:00pm

Info: For babies from 6 weeks to crawling. Come along and discover the benefits. Experience GymbaROO for babies in a warm, baby friendly environment. A sample baby class will be held from 10 to 11am with time to chat with the owners/instructors. Doors open from 9:30am till noon. Phone or email Shelley and Licinda to find out more and register your interest! Bookings advised. Admission: Free Website

 

What: Toddlerock – Music & Dance for Under Fives!

Where: C3 Christchurch – 442 Tuam St, Phillipstown

When: 9:30am – 11:00am

Info: Come join us for music, dance, fun, food and friendship! $2 per family Email Contact: dawn@c3chch.org.nz

Website: http://www.c3chch.org.nz/ministries/toddlerock/

 

What: Babytimes

Where: Hornby Library

When: 10:15am – 10:45am

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

Where: Parklands Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

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

Where: Spreydon Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

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

 

What: Baby Time

Where: Lyttelton Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

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: Tumbletimes

Where: Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon

When: 10:30am-11:30am

Info: Tumbletimes is a casual drop in class for pre-schoolers running during term time. Classes cost $3.50 per session (and $2.50 for each additional sibling from the same family). For more information go here.

Phone: (03) 941 6888 & Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

 

What: Story time

Where: Halswell Library

When: 11:00am – 11:30am

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

 

What: Science Alive

Where: Parklands Library

When: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

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

Where: Paparoa Street School, 120 Paparoa St, Christchurch

When: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Info: Forget the mall, this is the new chic way to shop. Grab a group of friends or come on your own, but whatever way, come prepared. Shop Me Pretty is an exciting new night market featuring a range of creative retailers selling a wide range of gorgeous products. It is an evening where women can come and shop in a relaxed and casual atmosphere, have a glass of wine if they wish, a few nibbles and chat with friends. Entry includes a glass of bubbles. Website: www.shopmepretty.co.nz

 

Saturday, 15 September

What: Christchurch Farmer’s Market

Where: Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road, Riccarton

When: 9:00am – 12:00pm

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

Where: New Brighton pedestrian mall

When: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Info: 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. Funded by the New Brighton Project – www.newbrightonproject.org.nz; Official Website: www.facebook.com/NBCommunityMarket

 

What: Lyttleton Farmer’s Market

Where: Lyttelton Main School – 24 Oxford Street, Lyttelton

When: 10:00am – 1:00pm

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 and Contact Phone: 021 224 6637

 

What: Boulevard Arts Market

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

When: 10:00am – 4:00pm

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.

 

What: Mairehau Primary School Spring Gala

Where: Mairehau Primary School, 43 Mahars Road, Mairehau, Christchurch

When:  11:00am – 3:00pm

Info: Mairehau Primary School & Community Hall Trust Spring Gala Come and join all the fun including: – stalls – entertainment – rides – great food and lots more. Ticket Information: Admission Free Website: www.mairehauhall.org.nz

 

What: Air Force Adventure Tour

Where: Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram, Christchurch City

When: 11:15am – 12:15pm

Info: If you’re aged between 4 and 12 or simply young at heart, then this experience will give you a chance to see if you’ve got what it takes to be an Air Force pilot. Take this 45 minute tour to see areas of the museum not normally open to the general public, and maybe even ‘graduate’ with your own set of Air Force Museum ‘Pilot’s Wings’. All children receive their own complimentary ‘Pilot’s Log Book’. Please note that over the school holidays, this event will run daily at 11.15am.

Ticket Information: Adult: $5.00 Child: $8.00 Children under 4: $0.00 Family: $25.00 Booking fees may apply

Website: www.airforcemuseum.co.nz

 

What: ChCh Youth, Community, Arts & Crafts Market

Where: Outside Youth Hub/Urban Rooms, 287 Barbadoes St, Christchurch City

When: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Info: Bringing back some vibrance to the community youth stylee. Every Saturday beginning 11th August, 12-3pm. -Free entry all ages community market -Free stalls for youth (years 25+ price on application) -Volunteer opportunities -Non commercial with emphasis on NZ made/homemade/crafts/art/originality -Plus loads more… Let’s get it happening!

Website: www.chchyouthmarket.co.nz

 

Sunday, 16 September

What: Opawa Farmer’s Market

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

When: 9:00am – 12:00pm

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.

 

What: Car Boot Sale Market

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

When: 9:00am – 1:30pm

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. Website info.

 

What: Gilberthorpe School Boot Sale

Where: Gilberthorpe School, 163 Gilberthorpes Rd, Hei Hei

When: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Info: Time to clean out those cupboards and relieve yourself of those unwanted items or maybe you want to come along to find yourself a bargain! $15 per car site for sellers. Gates open 7:30am to allow set up. To book a site please call Penny on 9421417. Food and drinks will be on sale so come along and have some fun!

 

What: Sunday Artisan Market

Where: Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road

When: 10:00am – 2:00pm

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

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

When: 10:00am – 4:00pm

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. Info found here.

 

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

Where: Watershed Bar & Restaurant

When: 10:30am – 12:30pm

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: Redcliffs School Fair

Where: Ferrymead Park, Bridle Path Rd, Ferrymead, Christchurch

When: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Info: Last year’s fair was unable to be held in its traditional format as the school was forced from its site as a result of the Christchurch earthquakes. This year, Redcliffs School is thrilled to be able to revive its fair tradition, with the only difference being a change of venue to nearby Ferrymead Park. There will be fun for the whole family, as the day’s attractions include carnival rides, food stalls, good old-fashioned sideshows, crafts, plants, sweets, cakes, toys, clothes, books and white elephant.

 

What: Burst Into Spring!

Where: Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch

When: 12:30pm – 4:00pm

Info: An event by the Christchurch Garden City Trust Celebrating local Christchurch talent in a beautiful outdoor setting, proudly brought to you with the kind donations of Transpacific, and Oderings Nurseries. Families are welcome to enjoy the beauty of the Christchurch Botanic gardens while watching great local musicians, including the ever-popular Takumi Taiko Drummers. On Saturday, the Daffodil Woodlands will be the place to be for a special afternoon of entertainment, all in the naturally beautiful setting of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Come with your picnic from 12:30pm and start the afternoon with roving entertainers and free face painting before the main event. Coffee and hot drinks will be available on site. Look out for the signage to weave your way through.

 

What: Air Force Adventure Tour

Where: Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram, Christchurch City

When: 11:15am – 12:15pm

Info: If you’re aged between 4 and 12 or simply young at heart, then this experience will give you a chance to see if you’ve got what it takes to be an Air Force pilot. Take this 45 minute tour to see areas of the museum not normally open to the general public, and maybe even ‘graduate’ with your own set of Air Force Museum ‘Pilot’s Wings’. All children receive their own complimentary ‘Pilot’s Log Book’. Please note that over the school holidays, this event will run daily at 11.15am.

Ticket Information: Adult: $5.00 Child: $8.00 Children under 4: $0.00 Family: $25.00 Booking fees may apply

Website: www.airforcemuseum.co.nz