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The week ahead…


Not Just Babies Market

Saturday, 31th August // 9am – 12 noon
St Teresa of Lisieux Parish, 8 Puriri St, Riccarton

Not Just Babies Market is a market for the whole family from babies and toddlers to children and mums. Selling only new, seconds or end of line stock at fantastic prices. We have a door prize upon entry with extra entries for every purchase made at the market. There are also a variety of demonstrations throughout the morning. We have a diverse range of businesses involved either selling products or services. Website: www.facebook.com/notjustbabies


New Zealand Chinese Lion and Dragon Dance Festival 2013

Saturday, 31th August // 7.30 pm
Westburn School Hall

Qiao Yi Lion Dance Team Christchurch is proud to bring you the New Zealand Chinese Lion and Dragon Dance Festival 2013 on August 31. This is the first of its kind in New Zealand and we are honored to have on board with us E-Pac Lion and Dragon Dance Team from Auckland and Wellington Chinese Sport and Culture Center Dragon Dance Team. The show case for the night will be the visually stunning Luminous Dragon Dance and the highly acrobatic Day Dragon Dance never seen in the South Island before. Included also will be the highly skilled Acrobatic Lion Dance on Poles , the popular Drunken Lion, the cute Cub Dance and Drumming. A great night out for the whole family. Official Website: www.liondance.org.nz


Mum Knows Best Warehouse Sale

Tuesday, 3rd September // 9:30am – 4pm
66 Cotswold Ave., Bishopdale

Starts at 9.30am and finishes at 4pm! Babies, kids, home. End of line, clearance, damaged packaging, last seasons clothing. Lot’s of great stuff to look through! Cash only.


ArtFest in Sydenham

Monday 2nd–Sunday 8th September
Colombo Street, Sydenham

Art work of all types will be displayed in as many shops or business premises as possible – right throughout Colombo & neighbouring area. The Art Competition is open to all children under 13 years with the best entries projected onto a  wall in Sydenham. Visit website for more details: www.sydm.co.nz


ChCh Mums’ (that’s us!) Get Together

Thursday, 5th September // 10am
South Christchurch Library, 66 Colombo Street (cnr Hunter Tce and Colombo St)

We’re getting together! For mums new to the area or new to mothering or just wanting to meet up with other mums! Come join us for a coffee and chatting! Bring your kids, bring a friend. I’ll have a little sign so you can find us. We will at least start in the cafe – we can always move to the kids area after awhile 🙂

Scarecrow Saturday at LincolnFarmers And Craft Market

Saturday 7th September // 10am – 1pm
On Green beside Hillyers Cafe, Gerald St. Lincoln

Time to start creating your very own scarecrow masterpiece ready for this very popular annual Lincoln event! Categories include Child/Adult/Community group or school/pre-school/Business and People’s Choice. Bring along entries between 10-10.30 on the day. Scarecrows must be min. of 1m high. Winners announced at mid-day by guest judge Sue White from The Breeze Radio Station. See www.facebook.com/lincolnmarket.


Amberley School Spring Fair

Saturday 7th September // 9am – 12pm
Amberley Domain

A great time to have a spring clear out, de-clutter and grab a bargain or two! Refreshments available – Coffee, Sausage Sizzle, Ice Creams, and a Bouncy Castle for the kids! Free Entry to shoppers – On wet or fine. All proceeds go towards the Amberley School Year 7/8’s Wellington Camp.


Great NZ Craft Show

Friday, 6th – Sunday 8th September // 10am – 5pm
Addington Raceway, 75 Jack Hinton Dr

For those who make crafts and those who just love to buy them – Dunkleys’ Great New Zealand Craft Show is returning to a town near you, so mark your calendar now. For discount coupons, go to the website and click “discount coupon” and then print –  www.craftshows.co.nz. Adults: $10.00, Seniors & students: $9.00, School children: $5.00, Under 5 years: $0.00. Door Sales Only.


Beckenham School Monster Spring Market

Saturday 7th September // 11am – 3pm
Beckenham Primary School, Sandwich Rd

The daffodils are blossoming, so it must be time for the Monster Spring Market at Beckenham Primary School. Bring along your family & friends, grab a bargain or sell your own quality second hand gear. Enjoy a yummy lunch while listening to local buskers. See you there rain or shine!


Vintage Encraftment

Saturday 7th September // 10am – 3pm
Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, 59 Hewitts Rd, Merivale – Rossall Street entrance

Welcome Spring again with live music, great food and crafty goodness. Almost 70 gorgeous handmade craft stalls, featuring a vintage theme. Market currency available via eftpos in case you run out of cash! Street parking. Free entry!


Christchurch Arts Festival

22nd August – 22nd September // various times/places 

Come and celebrate the best of Christchurch, the best of  New Zealand and the best international shows we could bring. Find the family friendly events listed here. They’ve kept prices low,  some events are free, some for adults and some for family.