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Selwyn Times: October 25, 2016

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16 Tuesday October 25 2016 SELWYN TIMES Email by 5pm each Wednesday Waterlife Wednesday to Sunday, 10am- 4pm An exhibition of work on water quality issues by artists Mike Glover, Andrew Lyons, Blanche Fryer, Billy Barnes, Jim Conolly, David Lloyd, Brian Patchett, Mike Bowie and Gaylene Barnes. Down by the Liffey Gallery, 1 James St, Lincoln. Free entry. Lincoln Anglican Parish Fair Saturday, 9.30am With bouncy castle, clown, face painting, lucky dips, plants, baking, jams, pickles, books, clothing, white elephant sale, craft, sausage sizzle and morning tea. St Stephen’s Church, Edward St, Lincoln. Go hunt for a bargain and support locals selling their bits and bobs. Rolleston Community Centre, 94 Rolleston Drive. Musical Instrument Practice Slots Tuesday, October 25, 3.30– 7pm Book a time to go solo or have a silent practice with up to four band-mates. There will be electronic drums, a digital piano, a Roland session mixer, mics and headphones available for budding musicians. You can also take in your own electric instruments, and plug into the session mixer. Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd MAKE A SPLASH: Looking for a new sport? An introduction to bug polo will be held at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre on Friday, 6.45am-8.30pm. Bug polo involves teams of players sitting in river bugs and propelling themselves with fins on their feet. It includes elements of netball and water polo. The sessions cost $4.50 plus pool entry fee. All equipment is supplied with no prior registration required. ​ Selwyn Book Fair Saturday and Sunday, 10am- 5pm Pre-loved books at bargain prices. All proceeds going towards the new Dunsandel Community Facility. Donations of books prior to the fair appreciated, all inquires to Rachel Reid on 325 4664. Dunsandel Sports Centre, Tramway Rd, Dunsandel. Selwyn Twilight Market Saturday, 3-6pm Handy Dandy Craft Group Saturday, October 29, 1–3pm Go along to the sitting room in the library for a relaxing crafternoon. Take along your knitting, crochet, stitching or any other handcraft and enjoy the company of others. Share skills and be inspired in a friendly, relaxing environment. Don’t forget to bring your library card to borrow from a fabulous range of craft books. Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Markets this weekend The local markets have a lot on offer, from fresh produce to hand made crafts. West Melton Market: Saturday, 9am-12pm. St Paul’s Church. Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm. Gerald St, Lincoln. Darfield Market: Saturday, 10am-2pm, next to Farmlands on South Tce, Darfield. Edendale Car Boot Sale: Sunday, 10am-3pm, Edendale Cafe, 888 Sandy Knolls Rd, West Melton. Running Groups The running groups aim to get like minded members of the community fit and engaged with each other. All running groups have a handicapped start to cater for different abilities. Lincoln Road Runners: Tuesday registration from 5.30pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km. Starts at Lincoln University. Gold coin donations. Malvern Road Runners: Tuesday registration from 5.40pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km. Starts from Malvern Netball Centre. Prebbleton Runners: Tuesday registration from 6pm. 3km or 6km walk or run. Starts from Prebbleton Reserve soccer ground. Gold coin donations. Ellesmere Road Runners: Wednesday registration from 5.45 starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km walk or run. Starts from Leeston Physiotherapy. Less than a month to go

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday October 25 2016 17 THANK YOU to everyone for a great rolleston 150th! Rolleston’s 150th committee had their first meeting in May this year where concern was expressed, that there was insufficient time to organise celebrations. The positivity, energy and hard work of this group and other enthusiastic locals, along with generous sponsorship from local businesses, made Rolleston’s 150th celebrations a great success. While the weather was out of the control of the capable people involved, with preparations carried out in rainy conditions, a warm sunny weekend ensued, adding the final touch to a great Rolleston Show, CultureFest and Grand Parade, delighting all who attended. This event has confirmed Rolleston’s identity as a place of agriculture, transport hub, and entrepreneurial spirit, supported by a military base and diverse multi-cultural community. Above all, Rolleston was and still identifies itself as a railway town and a strong feeling is emerging that its history and that of the wider district, should be captured and preserved. A huge and humble thank you is expressed from the committee chairman to the people of Rolleston, for supporting this significant Rolleston birthday. The community’s generosity has been overwhelming in time, money, goods and discounts. 150TH TEATOWELS STILL AVAILABLE! Contact: Sunday’s parade was led by a highland pipe band. Military history was on display over the weekend. St John Youth and Scouts marched in the parade Mainline Steam’s JA1240 & KA942 were at Rolleston for the weekend. Ring events included working traction engines. Emma Fleming enjoys the bouncy castle. Penny-farthing and vintage bikes came to Rolleston. THANKING OUR SPONSORS New World Rolleston Intelligro Faringdon Selwyn District Council Selwyn Central Community Board Road Metals Co Ltd Fulton Hogan Canterbury P R Fence Hire 0508TempFence KiwiRail Sicon I PORT South Point The Rock Rolleston Mainfreight Mainline Steam Heritage Trust The Rolly Inn New Zealand Defence Force Straight 8 Estate Country Feasts Rolleston Costume Hire Southern Woods Nursery Fonterra McDonald’s Rolleston Countdown Rolleston Selwyn Vet Centre Rolleston District Lions Club Rolleston Reserve Management Committee Concision Mitre 10 MEGA Hornby Oderings Garden Centres Maree Kidd Thanks also, to other businesses that lent their support