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The week ahead…

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My Family and Me – Julie Wylie Musical Play

17 May // Various Times – See details below
Chisnallwood Intermediate; 76 Breezes Rd, Avondale

A fundraiser for MENZA (Music Education New Zealand) Join for an interactive musical play session designed especially for families and their children. Facilitated by Julie Wylie and Michal Bush. Cost : $10 per child (with adult). 9.30 – 10.00am 6 months to 1 year; 10.15 – 10.45am 1 to 2 years; 11.00 – 11.30am 2 to 3 years; 11.45 – 12.15pm 3 to 5 years. Contact Clare Newton on 0274626488 to book your space. Official Website:


Burns Song Contest 2014

17 May // 11am
Scottish Society of NZ Hall cnr of Edgeware and Caledonian Roads

Enjoy the voices of young singers performing  over 50 songs of Scotland in this 30th Burns Song Competition. All are welcome, entry by gold coin, come for part or all of the event. Delicious refreshments available. Support our Scottish heritage, bring your friends and spread the word. Further information Tel: 021 0341929


Cycle Colombo & Street Art

18 May // 10:30am
Outside Underground Cafe, 363 Colombo Street

NOTE: Participants should be cycle wise as we will cycle on streets with motorised traffic. More of an older kid event.

Come ride on Sunday morning 18th May 2014. Meet outside Underground cafe at The Colombo, 363 Colombo Street, Sydenham. Ride starts at 10.30am sharp, so if you need your pre-ride caffeine make sure you are early! Will ride north, deviating off Colombo Street at times to view The amazing “Rise” Street Art, stopping for lunch/brunch at C4 in Tuam Street. From there, you can choose to join a ride to the very south end of Colombo, to Elevate, head north, or go where ever you need to be on a Sunday afternoon! Being an Art event, why not wear your most creative and artistic attire? This ride is part of the Colombo Street Cycle initiative by SPOKES Canterbury. Contact Phone: 021 0277 9250. Official Website:


Lincoln Plunket – Baby & Kids Market

24 May // 10am – 2pm
Lincoln Events Centre

Lincoln Plunket are holding a Baby & Kids Market Day – They’ll be a wide range of New, Handmade & Pre-loved Stalls. Plus entertainment to keep the kids occupied whilst you shop and refreshments for the whole family. FREE Event – A great day out for the whole family. Contact Phone: 0226427918. For stall bookings contact – Christie:


Clothing Swap

25 May // 12 – 3 pm
Rudolf Steiner School, 19 Ombersley Terrace, Opawa

Class 12 is fundraising for their graduation and have planned a clothing swap! So come on down to the Christchurch Rudolf Steiner School Hall. Everyone is welcome. Entry: $5 and a bag of clothes. All types of clothing welcome! There will be a section for Childrens clothes, Womens clothes, Mens clothes, Larger Sizes, etc.
So how it works is a $5 donation and a bag of clothes will get you entry into the event. You pop you bag of clothes in the appropriate area and start looking for what you need or want. There will be some space for you to try the clothes on. Its a great way to support the students of class 12 while getting some fresh clothes for your wardrobe.


Body in Action (ongoing)

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