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Southern View: May 03, 2016

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4 Tuesday May 3 2016 Baby Times Today, 11-11.30am at South Library and Wednesday, 10.30- 11am at Spreydon Library Take your child to the library for stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays and more. A good way to get your child interacting with others and the world. The programmes are especially suitable for under-2s. Free event Reading to dogs Wednesday, 3.30-4.30pm Reading to dogs is designed to provide a relaxed, nonthreatening atmosphere which encourages children to practise their reading skills and develop a love of reading. Sessions are 15 minutes long. South Library. Free PMH Players: Soulmates Wednesday-Saturday, 8-10.30pm An original play presented by an amateur musical theatre group. Opawa School. Tickets $20 or $10 for children under 12, email Community Events Email Knot just knitting Thursday, 1.30-3.30pm Bring your knitting, crochet or any other craft and have fun with this weekly social group. South Library Maker Space Lucky Dip Thursday, 3-4pm; Monday, 10.30-11.30am Craft and technology sessions which could involve 3D colouring, augmented reality, origami, crafts, robotics or 3D printing. Activities designed for adults and children. Spreydon Library. Free, no booking required Creative writing classes Friday, 4-4.45pm Interested in writing? Group leader Jennifer works with members to craft, create and develop their own work. Email by 5pm each Wednesday Linwood Library. Free Linwood Village Market Saturday, 9am-1pm Fresh produce (including organic), books, antiques, bric-a-brac, retro items, vintage clothes, household goods, jam, crafts and more. Linwood Community Arts Centre, 388 Worcester St. Free admission Community market Thursday, 8.30am-1pm New and used goods includes pre-loved clothing, toys, baby wear, plants, books, bric-abrac, hot frybread, coffee, fresh baking and more. Inquiries to Murray on 022 635 9402. MacKenzies Hotel and Backpackers, 51 Pages Rd SHOW YOUR TALENTS: An open mic night will be held at the Irish Society Hall on Sunday, with a kid’s session from 6-7pm and an adults session from 7.30pm. Listen to and play songs and tunes of all genres - from the old to the original, the classics to the newly written. Bring along your instrument or your written verse and join in. The hall is located at 29 Domain Tce, Spreydon. Admission $5 for the adults session and $2 for the kids session, cash only, pay at the door. Doris Lusk centenary celebrations Saturday, 11am-2pm A community get together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of renowned artist Doris Lusk. There will be speeches from Lusk’s family members and others, a sausage sizzle, cupcakes and music. Doris Lusk Reserve, corner of SOUTHERN VIEW Stanmore Rd and Worcester St Opawa Farmers Market Sunday, 9-noon Have a wander around the market and pick up some fresh baked goods, cheese and organic vegetables and seasonal fruit from local and well known growers. 275 Fifield Tce, Opawa ContaCt us General Manager: Steve McCaughan Communities Editor: Shelley Robinson Sales Manager: Joan Smith Circulation: Mark Coulthard P: 379-7100 NEWS Tom Doudney Ph: 03 371 0780 ADVERTISING John Verd Ph: 364 7496 Don’t leave the sale of your home to chance. Talk to Shady Attia. He will get the job done! Shady Attia 03 423 9862 • 021 021 69996 COLDS IMMUNISE YOURSELF Have you immunised yourself & family against the bacterial complications of colds this winter. Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd Licensed REAA (2008) WARM STEAM VAPORIZER Natural Steam Relieves Cold & Flu Symptoms 50% OFF ALL Vitamin & Mineral Supplements ® One course of Buccaline tablets can give up to three months protection * Suitable for children under two years SPEcIAL PRIcE $109.99 *Excludes Sleep Drops BARRINgTON PhARMAcY Next tO COuplaNdS, 256 BarriNgtON St Ph 332 3156 10% dIScOUNT EvERYdAY USINg *ExcLUdES PREScRIPTIONS & SALE STOck

SOUTHERN VIEW Tuesday May 3 2016 5 News tips? Email or phone 364 7442 Your opinion? Facebook us neighbourhood NEWS HELPING HAND: Keen helpers came out in force to help the Rowley Resource Centre move its contents to the new centre in September. Help Rowley centre rebuild garage for more events TOM DOUDNEY Rowley Resource Centre is calling on the community to help it raise money for the rebuild of a garage so it can hold more events. In September, the centre shifted to a new site about 250m down the road from its old one. However, the garage at the new site was old and had been damaged in the earthquakes. It is expected to cost about $50,000 to replace it. The centre has been offering social services for the last 25 years in the area, which is known as a lower socio-economic area. It hopes to use the garage as a multi-purpose workshop space for various activities including its men’s shed, women’s maintenance courses, arts classes and literacy classes. The centre plans to hold a series of fundraisers until they have enough money for the rebuild and it is hoped the community will take an active role in supporting these. Centre manager Donna McAleer said at present all its activities had to be held in the building’s lounge. “Now we really need another space so that some of the development work we are doing can convene,” she said. “This is why we want the community behind it to raise funds so that they are proactive, involved and collaborative in the decision of what the shed is going to look like.” The centre has been busy fundraising already and a market day was held on Saturday. Locals were encouraged to rent a stall space with the money raised going towards the garage. The centre has some money for the garage from an EQC payout and has also applied to the New Zealand Lotteries Commission for funding. HERITAGE AWARDS FINALIST The Linwood Community Centre on Worcester St is a finalist in the biennial Canterbury Heritage Awards, in the public realm saved and restored category. The building is one of 35 finalists, with the winners to be announced in a ceremony at the newly restored Great Hall in the Christchurch Arts Centre on June 9. MORE PARKING SPACE LIKELY Additional parking spaces could be created on Jack Hinton Drive in Addington, by removing yellow no parking lines, it has been suggested. The Spreydon- Heathcote Community Board is seeking advice from city council staff on the idea which was put forward by Riccarton- Wigram Community Board member Debbie Mora. Ms Mora said that parking restrictions on the drive were understandable when there were events being held at the nearby Horncastle Arena or Addington Raceway. However, she believed parking could be made available during the day time with road cones placed at night when events were on. CANTERBURY HORTICULTURE CENTRE - HAGLEY PARK Opposite the Hospital THIS FRI, SAT & SUN FRI 6 MAY 9AM - 7PM • SAT 7 MAY 9AM - 4PM SUN 8 MAY 9AM - 4PM MASSIVE RANGE OF SKIS, SNOWBOARDS, BOOTS, CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES INCLUDING HELMETS, GOGGLES AND GLOVES.