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The week ahead…


TV2 KidsFest 2013

13th – 27th July // City Wide

TV2 KidsFest is back again for the winter school holidays and it’s bigger and better than ever! Over 200 events during two weeks of full on fun will keep you busy and entertained whatever you’re into; music, adventure, sports or discovery there’s something for everyone. Grab a TV2 KidsFest booklet or visit kidsfest.co.nz and start planning your school holidays now! Hurry don’t miss out! TV2 KidsFest is gonna be great!! 


Margaret Mahy Madness and More!

During Kidsfest
Multiple times and library locations

Join us to celebrate terrific tales and riotous rhymes! Check library events for more details.


Charlotte’s Web

17th – 28th July // The Open Stage, 510 Hagley Ave
7-8:45pm Wednesday – Fridays // 11-12:45pm & 2-3:45pm Saturday – Sundays

Adapted from the book by E. B. White by Joseph Robinette. The traditional re-telling of the popular story. All the enchanting characters are here, Wilbur, the irresistible young pig, Fern, a girl who understands animal ‘speak’, Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed, the Zuckermans and Arables and most of all the extraordinary spider, Charlotte! This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will give the audience an enchanting performance. Fare for the whole family. Directed by Michelle Histen. General Admission: $9.00. Buy Tickets – 3384 699


St Mary’s Merivale Book Fair

20 July // Doors open at 9am
St Margaret’s College – Papanui Road

St Mary’s Merivale Book Fair – to be held at St Margaret’s College, Papanui Road entrance.


Annual Book Sale

20-21 July // 9am – 5pm Saturday 9am – 3 pm Sunday
Kendal School Hall

Lions Club Annual Donated Book Sale with proceeds to local community projects. For more information or to donate books phone Anita 3376224 or Val 7411783 (Evenings).


The Christchurch Brick Show

20-21th July // 9am – 5pm
Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave

New Zealand’s biggest Lego show will exhibit amazing Lego models for all age groups in the amazing new hangar of the Air Force Museum. Enthusiasts and collectors will show their designs, collections and contraptions. Children will also have the opportunity to go hands on with dedicated Lego activities in a dedicated Lego play area. We are proud to announce that Ryan McNaught, Australia’s only Lego Certified Professional, will be a key presenter at the 2013 Lego show! He will showcase his most famous creations, a 5 meter tall Lego Saturn V Rocket. Adult: $4.00. Children: $2.00. Website: Chistchurch Brick Show


Dora The Explorer Live! Dora’s Pirate Adventure

22nd July // 2-3:10pm
Aurora Centre, Corner of Greers Rd and Memorial Ave, Burnside

Dora, her best buddy Boots the Monkey, and the rest of their friends embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island. The audience helps them navigate over Dancing Mountain, through Silly Singing Bridge and to confront the Pirate Piggies. Along the way, the audience will use their map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully help Dora reach the treasure. General Admission: $25.00. Buy Tickets – 0800 842 538.


Carebears at the Library

through the 28th July // All day
South Library, 66 Colombo Street

World famous Care bears are coming to visit South Library in Christchurch. Generations of youngsters have grown up with these lovable bears, and now you can come and see them in all their colour. A perfect little outing to the library for the little ones (and not so little!). Call library for more information – 03 941 7923.


Hairy Maclary and Friends

24th July // Noon and 2pm
Aurora Centre, Corner of Greers Rd and Memorial Ave, Burnside

This hugely popular show, timed to coincide with Hairy Maclary’s 30th birthday celebrations, is packed with music, singing, colourful costumes and your favourite Hairy Maclary stories. All seats: $30.00. Buy Tickets – 0800 842 538.


Kaiapoi Street Party!

27th July // 10am-1pm
Kaiapoi i-Site Visitor Centre, Charles Street, Kaiapoi

Kaiapoi Promotion Association are putting on a Street Party to celebrate the re opening of the William/Charles Street intersection. Along with the Kaiapoi Farmers Market, Saturday stall holders in the New World car park, there will be entertainment; stilt walkers; face painting, sausage sizzle; balloons; give aways and more! We will be partying on Charles Street along from the Kaiapoi i- site Visitors Centre. (Postponement date: Saturday August 3). Official Website: www.kaiapoi.org.nz