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Monday, 11 February

Tumbletimes
Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon; 9:15am – 10:15am
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

Tumbletimes
Cowles Stadium; 9:30am
Tumbletimes is a casual drop in class for pre-schoolers. Classes cost $3.50 per session. For more information go here. Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

Story Time
Upper Riccarton Library; 9:30am – 10:30am
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

Story Time
Central Tuam Street Library; 10:00am – 10:30am
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

Baby Time
Central Library Peterborough; 10:30am – 11:00am
Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

Tumbletimes
Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon; 10:30am – 11:30am
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

Science Alive
South Library; 3:30 – 4:30pm
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.

Girls Zone
South Library; 3:30 – 5:30pm
Girls Zone is an after school programme where girls are encouraged to extend and expand their computer and technological skills. Places are limited so bookings are required.

Open Air Summer Shakespeare
The Mound Lawn, Mona Vale, 63 Fendalton Rd, Fendalton; 6:00 – 8:00pm
In its ninth year of delighting Christchurch with summer Shakespeare, Top Dog Theatre brings you Twelfth Night. This witty and colourful play is one of Shakespeare’s most well loved and relatable comedies. Full of cross dressing, love triangles and class rivalries; this production is full of 1920s charm and style. Runs from Thurs Feb 7th – Sunday 17th, 6pm Mon-Sat, 1pm Sun. Check website for more info.

Tuesday, 12 February

Musical Moments Playgroup
St Mark’s Community Centre, 150 Withells Road, Avonhead; 9:30am – 11:30am
Come for a morning of fun, play, craft and parent support. 30 minute music session. Morning tea is provided. There are no rosters or duties. Regular Friday night family nights and arrange programmes during school holidays. They have a parenting library and offer parenting support. $20 donation per term.

Baby Time
Upper Riccarton Library; 9:30am – 10:00am
Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

Story Time
New Brighton Library; 10:30am – 11:00am
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

Story time
Fendalton Library; 10:30am – 11:00am
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

Story Time
Shirley Library; 10:30am – 11:00am
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

Tumbletimes
Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon; 10:30am – 11:30pm
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

Story Time
Lyttelton Library; 11:00am – 11:30am
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

Baby Time
Central Library Tuam; 11:00am – 11:30am
Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

Baby Time
South Library; 11:00am – 11:30am
Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

Baby Time
Aranui Library; 11:15am – 11:45am
Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

Summer of Fun – Pancake Races
Riccarton St James’ Anglican Church, 69 Riccaton Rd, Riccarton; 12:00pm–7:00pm
Community fun day. Business community – pancake races, and BBQ, 12-1pm and 1-2pm Family fun event – 5-7pm pancake races, BBQ, the Amazing Race, giant games, balloon twisting, face painting and much more! Register your team of 4 for the pancake races at stjamesricc@orcon.net.nz Come and join the fun.

Science Alive
Aranui Library; 3:30pm – 4:30pm
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.

Open Air Summer Shakespeare
The Mound Lawn, Mona Vale, 63 Fendalton Rd, Fendalton; 6:00 – 8:00pm
In its ninth year of delighting Christchurch with summer Shakespeare, Top Dog Theatre brings you Twelfth Night. This witty and colourful play is one of Shakespeare’s most well loved and relatable comedies. Full of cross dressing, love triangles and class rivalries; this production is full of 1920s charm and style. Runs from Thurs Feb 7th – Sunday 17th, 6pm Mon-Sat, 1pm Sun. Check website for more info.

Toolbox – The Early Years
Rutland Street Church, 12 Rutland Street, St Albans; 7:00pm – 9:00pm
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. Check website for more info.

Wednesday, 13 February

GJ’s Indoor/Outdoor Market
55 Buchanans Rd, Christchurch; 9:00am – 3:00am
GJ’s is an indoor/outdoor market selling all sorts from craft, to bric-a-brac, books, sewing supplies and much more. We are now open midweek, on a Wednesday as well as the usual Saturday and Sundays, and over time, hope to open 7 days. More info on website.

Tumbletimes
North New Brighton War Memorial & Community Centre located on Marine Parade; 9:30am – 10:30am
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

Story Time
Central Library Tuam; 10:00am – 10:30am
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

Craft Club
Shirley Library; 10:00am – 11:00am
Come along and experience or try out a different craft every month. All welcome – no experience necessary!

Story Time
Hornby Library; 10:15am – 10:45am
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

Baby time
Sumner School; 10:30am – 11:00am
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.

Story time
Redwood Library; 10:30am – 11:00am
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

Baby Time
Spreydon Library; 10:30am – 11:00am
Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

Baby time
New Brighton Library; 10:30am – 11:00am
Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

Tumbletimes
Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon; 10:30am – 11:30am
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

Baby Time
Papanui Library; 11:00am – 11:30am
Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

Baby Time
Halswell Library; 11 – 11:30am
Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

Wool craft
Central Library Peterborough; 12:00 – 2:00pm
Two hours of knitting, crocheting or any other wool craft.

Science Alive
Shirley Library; 3:30pm – 4:30pm
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.

Open Air Summer Shakespeare
The Mound Lawn, Mona Vale, 63 Fendalton Rd, Fendalton; 6:00 – 8:00pm
In its ninth year of delighting Christchurch with summer Shakespeare, Top Dog Theatre brings you Twelfth Night. This witty and colourful play is one of Shakespeare’s most well loved and relatable comedies. Full of cross dressing, love triangles and class rivalries; this production is full of 1920s charm and style. Runs from Thurs Feb 7th – Sunday 17th, 6pm Mon-Sat, 1pm Sun. Check website for more info.

Thursday, 14 February

Rolleston Playgroup
Rolleston community Centre – Rolleston Drive; 9:ooam – 11:30am
(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.

Tumbletimes
Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon; 9:15am – 10:15am
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

Burwood Playgroup
Burwood/Parklands Plunket- Rolleston Drive; 9:30 – 11:30am
All ages welcome. Fun games and activities for the kids and a cuppa and chat for parents & caregivers. No need to register, just turn up on the day. Check out their facebook page.

Story Time
South Library; 10:00am – 10:30am
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

Story Time
Linwood Community Resource Centre; 10:00am – 10:30am
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.

Baby Time
Shirley Library; 10:30am – 11:00am
Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

Story Time
Central Library Peterborough; 10:30am – 11:00am
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

Story Time
Parklands Library; 10:30am – 11:00am
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

Baby time
Fendalton Library; 10:30am – 11:00am
Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

Tumbletimes
Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon; 10:30am – 11:30pm
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

Story Time
Papanui Library; 11:00am – 11:30am
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

Story Time
Aranui Library; 11:15pm – 11:45pm
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

Knit ‘n’ Yarn
Fendalton Library; 2:00pm – 3:30pm
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.

Science Alive
Hornby Library; 3:30pm – 4:30pm
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.

Open Air Summer Shakespeare
The Mound Lawn, Mona Vale, 63 Fendalton Rd, Fendalton; 6:00 – 8:00pm
In its ninth year of delighting Christchurch with summer Shakespeare, Top Dog Theatre brings you Twelfth Night. This witty and colourful play is one of Shakespeare’s most well loved and relatable comedies. Full of cross dressing, love triangles and class rivalries; this production is full of 1920s charm and style. Runs from Thurs Feb 7th – Sunday 17th, 6pm Mon-Sat, 1pm Sun. Check website for more info.

Friday, 15 February

Toddlerock – Music & Dance for Under Fives!
C3 Christchurch – 442 Tuam St, Phillipstown; 9:30am – 11:00am
Come join us for music, dance, fun, food and friendship! $2 per family More info here. Email with questions.

St Mark’s Music Playgroup
150 Whithells Rd, Avonhead; 9:30am – 11:30am
We warmly welcome you to a FREE introductory session at our music and playgroup for under 5’s. Has great toys, craft,books, puzzles. Has a 30 minute music session. Large indoor and outdoor play area. Provides morning tea for chldren and parents/caregivers. For further information please contact Donna on 9421045. Email with questions.

Under ONEders
Christchurch Parent’s Centre – 2/2 Leacroft Street, Bishopdale; 10:00am – 11:30am
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.

Babytimes
Hornby Library; 10:15am – 10:45am
Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

Baby Time
Parklands Library; 10:30am – 11:00am
Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

Story Time
Spreydon Library; 10:30am – 11:00am
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

Baby Time
Lyttelton Library; 10:30am – 11:00am
Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

Tumbletimes
Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon; 10:30am – 11:30am
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

Story time
Halswell Library; 11:00am – 11:30am
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

Art Beat Music
Re: START Mall, Cashel Street; 12:15pm – 3:00pm
Come see live music in Re:START for Art Beat! Celebrating local musicians every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of February. Art Beat website.

Science Alive
Parklands Library; 3:30pm – 4:30pm
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.

Hornby Skate Jam
Hornby Rollerdrome, Garvins Road; 4:30pm – 7:30pm
More info here.

Anthony Harper Summer Theatre: Wind in the Willows
Botanic Gardens, behind the children’s playground; Tues-Fri 6pm, Sat & Sun 12.30pm and 6pm. (Runs 15 Feb-3 March. No performances 18, 25 – 27 Feb). Free show. Check website for more info.

Open Air Summer Shakespeare
The Mound Lawn, Mona Vale, 63 Fendalton Rd, Fendalton; 6:00 – 8:00pm
In its ninth year of delighting Christchurch with summer Shakespeare, Top Dog Theatre brings you Twelfth Night. This witty and colourful play is one of Shakespeare’s most well loved and relatable comedies. Full of cross dressing, love triangles and class rivalries; this production is full of 1920s charm and style. Runs from Thurs Feb 7th – Sunday 17th, 6pm Mon-Sat, 1pm Sun. Check website for more info.

Saturday, 16 February

Festival of Flowers
Botanic Gardens
Starts today and runs through 3 March

Christchurch Farmer’s Market
Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road, Riccarton; 9:00am – 12:00pm
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.

New Brighton Community Market
New Brighton pedestrian mall; 9:00am – 2:00pm
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. Check website for more info.

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Mt Pleasant Community Centre, 3 McCormacks Bay Road; 9:30am – 1:00pm
Local food for locals including grown fruit and veg and many other things! Local musicians always playing and guest stalls too. Always open whatever the weather and whatever is thrown at us.

Lyttleton Farmer’s Market
London Street, Lyttelton; 10:00am – 1:00pm
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

Art Beat Music
Re:START Mall, Cashel St, Christchurch; 10:00am – 2:00pm
Come see live music in Re:START for Art Beat! Celebrating local musicians every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of February. Website info.

Boulevard Arts Market
Worcester Boulevard, 31 -33 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch City; 10:00am – 4:00pm
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.

Air Force Adventure Tour
Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram; 11:15am – 12:15pm
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.

Inner-City East Multicultural Festival
Linwood Community Arts Centre and Doris Lusk Reserve, corner Stanmore Road and Worcester Street; 11:00am – 3:00pm

Anthony Harper Summer Theatre: Wind in the Willows
Botanic Gardens, behind the children’s playground; Tues-Fri 6pm, Sat & Sun 12.30pm and 6pm. (Runs 15 Feb-3 March. No performances 18, 25 – 27 Feb). Free show. Check website for more info.

Open Air Summer Shakespeare
The Mound Lawn, Mona Vale, 63 Fendalton Rd, Fendalton; 6:00 – 8:00pm
In its ninth year of delighting Christchurch with summer Shakespeare, Top Dog Theatre brings you Twelfth Night. This witty and colourful play is one of Shakespeare’s most well loved and relatable comedies. Full of cross dressing, love triangles and class rivalries; this production is full of 1920s charm and style. Runs from Thurs Feb 7th – Sunday 17th, 6pm Mon-Sat, 1pm Sun. Check website for more info.

Sunday, 17 February

Bubbletimes
Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon; 10:30am – 11:30am
A new casual parent/pre school water-confidence class designed for splash and play. Classes cost $3.50 per session. For more information go here. Phone: (03) 941 6888 & Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

Opawa Farmer’s Market
275 Fifield Terrace (between Flo Cafe and Rudolf Steiner School); 9:00am – 12:00pm
Local artisan producers offer free range eggs, freshly baked breads, cheeses, mouth-watering ready to eat foods and much more.

Car Boot Sale Market
New Brighton Club, 202 Marine Parade, Christchurch City. In the New Brighton Workingmen’s Club car park; 9:00am – 1:30pm
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.

Les Mills Sunday Market
Les Mills, 203 Cashel St, Christchurch; 9:30am – 1:30pm
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.

GJ’s Indoor/Outdoor Market
55 Buchanans Rd, Christchurch; 9:00am – 3:00am
GJ’s is an indoor/outdoor market selling all sorts from craft, to bric-a-brac, books, sewing supplies and much more. More info on website.

Sunday Artisan Market
Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road; 10:00am – 2:00pm
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

Boulevard Arts Market
Worcester Boulevard, 31 -33 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch; 10:00am – 4:00pm
A new artisans’ market of quality, locally and New Zealand made arts and crafts. Reflecting the essence of New Zealand creativity. Info found here.

Kids Entertainment with Shad Rutherford or The Magical Fairy at The Watershed
Watershed Bar & Restaurant; 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! Official Website: www.thewatershed.co.nz

Bandstand
Daffodil Lawn, Botanic Gardens Christchurch; 12:00pm – 1:30pm
New Brighton Silver Brass Daffodil Lawn, Botanic Gardens Addington Brass Scarborough Reserve, Sumner. More info here.

Garden Party at Edmonds
Edmonds Factory Garden, corner Ferry and Aldwins Road; 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Find it on the summertimes calendar.

Anthony Harper Summer Theatre: Wind in the Willows
Botanic Gardens, behind the children’s playground; Tues-Fri 6pm, Sat & Sun 12.30pm and 6pm. (Runs 15 Feb-3 March. No performances 18, 25 – 27 Feb). Free show. Check website for more info.

Art Beat Music
Re:START Mall, Cashel St, Christchurch; 11:30am – 2:30pm
Come see live music in Re:START for Art Beat! Celebrating local musicians every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of February. Check website for more info.

Ingham Lazy Sundays
Archery Lawn at Botanic Gardens; 3:00pm – 4:30pm
This week: Fiona Pears. Check website for more info.

Open Air Summer Shakespeare
The Mound Lawn, Mona Vale, 63 Fendalton Rd, Fendalton; Starts @ 1:00pm
In its ninth year of delighting Christchurch with summer Shakespeare, Top Dog Theatre brings you Twelfth Night. This witty and colourful play is one of Shakespeare’s most well loved and relatable comedies. Full of cross dressing, love triangles and class rivalries; this production is full of 1920s charm and style. Runs from Thurs Feb 7th – Sunday 17th, 6pm Mon-Sat, 1pm Sun. Check website for more info.