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Monday, 19 November

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. Classes cost $3.50 per session. 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. More info here.

 

What: Baby Time

Where: Central Library Peterborough

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

 

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. Classes cost $3.50 per session. For more information go here. Phone: (03) 941 6888 & Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

 

What: Girls Zone

Where: Upper Riccarton Library

When: 3:15pm – 4:30pm

Info: An after school programme where girls are encouraged to extend and expand their computer and technological skills. Places are limited so bookings are required.

 

What: Science Alive

Where: Spreydon Library

When: 3:30 – 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. No bookings required. Check website for more info.


Tuesday, 20 November

What: Baby Time

Where: Upper Riccarton Library

When: 9:30am – 10:00am

Info: Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

 

What: Story Time

Where: New Brighton Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

 

What: Story time

Where: Fendalton Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

 

What: Story Time

Where: Shirley Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

 

What: Tumbletimes

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

When: 10:30am – 11:30pm

Info: Tumbletimes is a casual drop in class for pre-schoolers. Classes cost $3.50 per session. For more information go here. 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. More info here.

 

What: Baby Time

Where: Central Library Tuam

When: 11:00am – 11:30am

Info: Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

 

What: Baby Time

Where: Aranui Library

When: 11:15am – 11:45am

Info: Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

 

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. No bookings required. Check website for more info.

 

Wednesday, 21 November

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. Classes cost $3.50 per session. For more information go here. Phone: (03) 941 6888 & 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. More info here.

 

What: Story Time

Where: Hornby Library

When: 10:15am – 10:45am

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

 

What: Baby time

Where: Sumner School

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here. 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. More info here.

 

What: Baby Time

Where: Spreydon Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

 

What: Baby time

Where: New Brighton Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

 

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. Classes cost $3.50 per session. 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: Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

 

What: Baby Time

Where: Halswell Library

When: 11 – 11:30am

Info: Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.


What: Wool craft

Where: Central Library Peterborough

When: 12:00 – 2:00pm

Info: Two hours of knitting, crocheting or any other wool craft.

 

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. No bookings required. Check website for more info.

 

What:Shop Me Pretty

Where: St Mary’s Village Hall, Cnr Martindales & Truscotts Road, Heathcote

When: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Info: Shop Me Pretty is an exciting new night market featuring a range of creative retailers selling a wide range of gorgeous products. Gold coin entry. Check website for more info.

 

Thursday, 22 November

What: Rolleston Playgroup

Where: Rolleston community Centre – Rolleston Drive

When: 9:ooam – 11:30am

Info: (Term time) $3 per child or $5 per family. They offer a huge range of toys and activities for children and their parents/caregivers. They have outings, and a new craft activity every session. Bring morning tea for the kids, a cuppa and biscuits for the parents/caregivers is supplied. Email rollestonplaygroup@gmail.com. Like them on Facebook.

 

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. Classes cost $3.50 per session. 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. More info here.

 

What: Baby Time

Where: Shirley Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

 

What: Story Time

Where: Central Library Peterborough

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

 

What: Story Time

Where: Parklands Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

 

What: Baby time

Where: Fendalton Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

 

What: Tumbletimes

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

When: 10:30am – 11:30pm

Info: Tumbletimes is a casual drop in class for pre-schoolers. Classes cost $3.50 per session. 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. More info here.

 

What: Story Time

Where: Aranui Library

When: 11:15pm – 11:45pm

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

 

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. Contact library for more info.

 

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. No bookings required. Check website for more info.

 

Friday, 23 November

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 More info here. Email with questions.

 

What: BabyRoo – GymbaRoo

Where: Beckenham Bowling Club, 63 Waimea Terrace, Christchurch

When: 9:45am – 11:00am

Info: For babies from 6 weeks to crawling (including). 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.

 

What: Under ONEders

Where: Christchurch Parent’s Centre – 2/2 Leacroft Street, Bishopdale

When: 10:00am – 11:30am

Info: Morning tea for parents with children under one. Topics for discussion and regular experts will be available to help with baby feeding, car seats, postnatal adjustment, child development, baby wearing and products. Gold coin donation is requested. Facebook Page.

 

What: Babytimes

Where: Hornby Library

When: 10:15am – 10:45am

Info: Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

 

What: Baby Time

Where: Parklands Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

 

What: Story Time

Where: Spreydon Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

 

What: Baby Time

Where: Lyttelton Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

 

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. Classes cost $3.50 per session. 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. More info here.

 

What: Outstanding Young Musicians

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

When: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Info: Piano recital – students of Mark Secker. General admission: $5.00 Door Sales Only. Check website for more info.

 

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. No bookings required. Check website for more info.

 

Saturday, 24 November

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 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. Check website for more info.

 

What: St Marks Parish Fair

Where: St Marks Church, 101 Opawa Rd, Opawa, Christchurch

When: 9:00am – 12:30pm

Info: All the fun of the fair with sweets, plants, book, used clothing, crafts, cakes, toys, white elephant, china, linen stalls and more! For more information please contact the office on 980-9983. Check website for more info.

 

What: Community Bootmarket and Thorrington School Kids’ Market

Where: Thorrington Primary School, 22a Colombo Street, Somerfield, Christchurch

When: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Info: Spend the morning browsing and mingling in the community at our Community Bootmarket. Thorrington School kids will also be manning their own stalls. Also on site will be live music, a coffee cart, a sausage sizzle and much much more. If you want to book a $20 Bootmarket site call Marie 980 5660

What: Lyttleton Farmer’s Market

Where: London Street, Lyttelton

When: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Info: Saturday wouldn’t be Saturday without a visit to the Lyttelton Farmers Market. Combining fresh food, live local music and spectacular scenery. Website and Contact Phone: 021 224 6637

 

What: Storytime for Dads

Where: Shirley Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: A special Storytime for Dads. Bring your children along and enjoy rhymes and songs, especially aimed at dads. Children will also be able to decorate a special certificate for their super dad. No bookings required.

 

What: Addington Fun Fair

Where: St Mary’s Anglican Church Addington, 21 Church Sq, Addington

When: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Info: Featuring live music all day, a bouncy castle, pony rides, home-made carnival games, races and stalls, it’s one of the loveliest days out you could have. Around 40 stalls will be located around Church Square selling locally-made arts and crafts, baking and sweets, fabric, clothing, books, bric-a-brac and other treats.

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. Held on Saturday and Sunday, across the road from The Arts Centre.

 

What: Air Force Adventure Tour

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

When: 11:15am – 12:15pm

Info: 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’. Ticket Information: Adult: $5.00 Child: $8.00 Children under 4: $0.00 Family: $25.00. Check website for more info.

 

What: ChCh Youth, Community, Arts & Crafts Market

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

When: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Info: Free stalls for youth (years 25+ price on application). Non commercial with emphasis on NZ made, homemade, crafts and art. Check website for more info.

 

What: Coco-Cola Christmas in the Park

Where: North Hagley Park Events Village, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch

When: 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Info: One of New Zealand’s biggest outdoor Christmas concerts as the country’s top singers, dancers, musicians, choirs and bands prepare to ignite the big stage to present the 17th annual Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park. Check website for more info.

Sunday, 25 November

 What: Opawa Farmer’s Market

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

When: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Info: Local artisan producers offer free range eggs, freshly baked breads, cheeses, mouth-watering ready to eat foods and much more.

 

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. Website info.

 

What: Market on the Front Lawn

Where: Japanese Auto Spares, 280 Hasketts Road, Yaldhurst, Christchurch

When: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Info: Stalls of beautiful vintage and retro items, pretty china, glassware, linen, collectables, soy wax candles, fresh herbs, bliss coffee and much more!

 

What: Les Mills Sunday Market

Where: Les Mills, 203 Cashel St, Christchurch

When: 9:30am – 1:30pm

Info: Free Fresh produce, veges, meats, organics. Great food, Kiwi and ethnic. Breads, Kiwi and ethnic. Quality local crafts. New charity stall every week. Organised events – check Facebook.

 

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. 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. 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: Kids can have fun while the grownups relax at The Watershed Bar and Restaurant, with either magician Shad Rutherford, or the Magical Fairy! Official Website: www.thewatershed.co.nz

 

What: Somerfield School Fair

Where: Somerfield School, 42 Studholme St, Somerfield, Christchurch

When: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Info: A wonderful fun community event. Live band (Retrosonic) and great food. Raffle with some fantastic prizes, a silent auction, hot air balloon rides, stalls, games, water walkers, bungy tramp, mini jeep rides, Harley rides, bouncy castles, face painting, nail painting & so much more.

 

What: Family Picnic

Where: The Groynes, Johns Rd, Northwood, Christchurch

When: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Info: Community picnic – the day will include games, entertainment and fun for the whole community. Bring a picnic and relax in the sun. Pets are welcome. If raining this event will be cancelled.

What: Mandeville Craft Festival

Where: Mandeville Sports Centre

When: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Info: Come and experience the atmosphere, colour and excitement of a country fete just minutes from the city in North Canterbury’s premier sports park. Manicured fields with established shelter trees make this the ideal venue for a large scale outdoor craft festival. Check website for more info.