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 The week ahead…


Lincoln’s Second Hand Book Sale

Saturday, 1 June
From 10 – 1pm at On Green beside Hillyers Cafe, Gerald St. Lincoln

Lincoln’s Annual Second Hand Book Sale hosted by Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market – Great opportunity to grab a good read or two for those long winter nights. Books suitable for all ages. PLUS 20 + stalls selling an array of fresh local produce and quality hand crafted gifts. Food stalls inc. C4 coffee from the Urban Cafe. Contact Phone: 03 3295757/Debbie.

You can find our event on Facebook for all of the up-to-date information.


New Brighton Community Market

Saturday, 1 June
From 10 – 2pm at New Brighton pedestrian mall

On this weekend! You can find our event on Facebook for all of the up-to-date information.


Encraftment Market

Saturday, 1 June
From 10 – 3pm at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School (59 Hewitts Rd, Merivale)

Warm up with a delicious coffee whilst you peruse the many gorgeous craft stalls, featuring a British theme. Come celebrate the Queen’s unofficial birthday with some delightful handmade shopping! Market Currency available via eftpos in case you run out of cash. Street parking and free entry!

You can find our event on Facebook for all of the up-to-date information.


Wherefore Art Thou Queenie?

1-3 June // 10am – 5pm
Tothill’s Mazes

Find the Queens hidden in our wooden maze and complete the Queenie Quiz! If you can you will receive a Queenie treat!Bring the family out to Tothill’s Mazes for some Queen’s Birthday Weekend fun. Pricing: Child $10, Adult $13. Contact Phone: 3443253. Check website for more info.


Matariki Storytimes

Variety of dates/times
A variety of Libraries

Join us and share stories, rhymes, and songs themed around Matariki,with a focus on pūrākau and pakiwaitara. Kōrero pukapuka, pūoru, korikori. Suitable for tamariki aged 2-4 years. Sessions are 30 minutes. Check library website for more details.


Monster Booksale

Friday 7 June 7-8pm // Saturday 8 June 9-1pm
The Scout Den, North Belt Lincoln

Books, books, books thousands to choose from, and all proceeds go towards helping Lincoln Scouts get to the National Scout Jamboree in Fielding, held December 2013There will be books, a sausage sizzle and hot pumpkin soup for purchase. Open for a premier viewing on Friday 7th June from 7-8pm, all books $4. Saturday 8th June open from 9 am-1pm, books all $2. Contact Phone: 03 325 2625


World Knitting Day

Friday 7 June, 2–4pm // Saturday 8 June, 10-1pm
Akaroa Library

Bring knitting, spinning, embroidery, crochet or any other crafts and enjoy a yarn in a warm spot. Best coffee and baking right next door or take in one of the latest Arthouse movies at our own boutique cinema.

Saturday 8 June, 10-12pm
Central Peterborough Library

Come and join Knit World and Central Library Peterborough as we knit with hundreds of other knitters around the world on the same day! Bring you knitting or crochet and be ready for a great time. Tea , coffee, finger food, and games with prizes. To find out more about World Wide Knit Day in Public visit wwkipday.com

Saturday 8 June, 11-12pm
Lyttelton Library

Bring your knitting – crochet – small craft project


Africa Day 50th Anniversary

Saturday, 8 June // 2:30-7:30pm
Manning Intermediate School, 50 Hoon Hay Road, ChCh

The African community in Canterbury are inviting you to the Africa Day Jubilee Celebrations (Africa Unity has hit 50 years). Come and experience a taste of African Culture, dance and food. Check website for more details.


Free Family Movie Night

Sunday, 9 June // 3:30-5:30pm // Beckenham Primary School, Sandwich Rd

Join The Well Church for an afternoon of family fun!  Come watch Finding Nemo. The best part? It is completely free! We will show the movie on a big screen and we’ll provide the snacks. Come along as a family and enjoy the movie together, eat some free popcorn, and the adults can even grab a free coffee. We want to see you there!