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The week ahead…

Scarecrow Saturday at Lincoln Farmers 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!


BabyRoo & GymbaRoo Open Day

10th September // 9:30, 10:30, 11:30am
Beckenham Bowling Club, 63 Waimea Terrace

Free GymbaROO classes for Babies & Toddlers from 6 weeks to 2 years. Come along and discover the benefits. Experience GymbaROO for Babies & Toddlers in a warm, friendly environment. 3 Free sample classes will be held with time to chat with the owners/instructors. 9:30am – Toddlers, walking to 2 years; 10:30am – Mobile babies; 11:30am – Non-mobile babies. Phone or email (enquiries@gymbaroochchsouth.co.nz) Shelley and Licinda to find out more and register your interest! Bookings advised.


Shop Me Pretty

Friday, 13th September // 6:30-9:30pm
Paparoa Street School, 120 Paparoa St

Shop Me Pretty is an exciting night market featuring a range of creative retailers selling a wide range of gorgeous products. The ‘shop’ is open from 6.30pm til 9.00pm. A gold coin entry gives you a glass of bubbles or juice and fantastic shopping. Come and visit for shopping in a relaxed atmosphere… We are sure you will find something you’ll love! www.shopmepretty.co.nz


Mairehau Primary School Gala

Saturday, 14th September // 11 – 3pm
Mairehau Primary School, 43 Mahars Rd

Come and join in the fun of the fair! Cake and Sweet Stalls, Craft Stall, White Elephant / Jumble, Produce and Preserves, Raffles, Book stall, Chocolate Wheel, Plants Galore, Smash the Car, Pony Rides, Fish for Prizes, Inflatables, Waterwalkers, International Food Alley, and much more…


Vegetarian Expo

Sunday, 15th September // 10 – 4:30pm
Canterbury Horticultural Centre, 57 Riccarton Ave

There will be stalls, shopping, workshops, cookery demonstrations (also suitable for gluten free), a kids’ zone and bouncy castle, veg sausage sizzle, string quartet music, and lots of great vegetarian food. Go to www.vegetarianexpo.org.nz for programmes and more details. All welcome. Entry $5; children 12 and under free. Eftpos and free parking available.


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.