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The week ahead…

{And don’t forget about all the regular events that happen each week}


Alpine Ice Pyjama Party

31 May // 7:30pm – 10pm
Alpine Ice Sports Arena, 495 Brougham St, Opawa

Say goodbye to Autumn, hello to Winter! Throw on some Pyjamas and hit the ice. Discount admission for all ages to $10.00 per person including skate hire if required. Look on Facebook for more information. Door Sales Only, all admissions: $10. Go to Alpine Ice for more info.


Get Crafty

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

Come and be inspired by the talented crafters at Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market’s “Get Crafty” Event. There will demonstrations of a large variety of crafts including smocking, weaving, spinning, cake decorating, jewellery making, flax weaving, pom pom making and even a chance to try your hand at some of these. There will also be some great live music from Christchurch musician Chris Williams to enjoy whilst browsing the many fresh produce, baking, food and craft stalls which make up the weekly market held in the historic township of Lincoln. Full details can be found on


St Albans Playcentre Market

8 June // 10am – 12pm
St Albans Playcentre, 96 Philpotts Rd

This is a great opportunity to clear out your cupboards, pick up some bargains, and check out the St Albans Playcentre. Crafty tables are also welcome – already have Mummy Maid Designs, Ma Beanz Mobile Coffee, Written on the wall, handpainted letters, and Bubble Bonanza- Giant DIY Bubbles confirmed to attend. Tables are a $5 donation to Playcentre. Contact through Facebook page. All leftover items from the Market will be donated to Pregnancy Help Inc Canterbury.


Baby Loves Disco – Treasure Island

8 June // 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Cargo Bar, 359 Lincoln Rd, Addington

Baby Loves Disco is super proud to be bringing you the ‘Treasure Island’ Tour! Are you a Pirate? A Princess on the Island? One of the fun kids that likes to Boogie Down? Or an Adult that ‘Never Wants to Grow up’? Anything goes – come as you like – bring your Eyepatch and/or Crown but don’t forget to bring your Air G-Tar! Prizes for most exciting costumes! You might even win – ‘the message in the bottle’! Baby Loves Disco is an afternoon dance party featuring real music spun and mixed by real DJs blending classic disco tunes and the latest pop music from the 70s to today – guaranteed to get those little booties moving and grooving! Adult: $12.00, Child: $12.00, Crawler (non walking): $0.00, Group Discount – Get 10 tickets for only $10 each! Baby Loves Disco NZ


 Ongoing Events…


Science Alive

A variety of library locations & times

Science Alive presents a free after school science programme in ten libraries across Christchurch. Excellent Science Alive educators lead children through interactive activities to stimulate their interest in science, and there is something to take home every week! Programmes run during term time except the first week and no bookings are required. Find locations, times and more info here.


New Zealand Music Month — May 2014

A variety of library locations & times

Christchurch City Libraries celebrates NZ Music Month in May with free music events at our libraries and a competition to win great prizes, including a Logitech Ultimate Ears Boom, and two Logitech Ultimate Ears Mini Booms. Check out info, dates and times here.


Body in Action

18th April – 27th July // Doors open at 9am
Canterbury Museum

Body in Action opens at Canterbury Museum on Friday 18 April and promises to put your body to the test. Do you know that in one day your heart will pump all your blood around your body about 1000 times, or that every 30 days your body produces a totally new outer layer of skin? Body in Action at Canterbury Museum will explore how the body works from head to toe. Designed for children of all ages, Body in Action offers an amazing journey of discovery through the human body. The exhibition is full of highly interactive activities and amazing information on how the human body works. For example, children can venture through the giant human mouth and giant nose, have fun in the lungs and intestines, test their aerobic capabilities, explore how the brain works and learn about bones, blood, how we hear, taste and see plus much, much more. Toured by Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Body in Action opens at Canterbury Museum on Friday 18 April, entry is free; donations are appreciated. For more information see