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Selwyn Times: November 08, 2016

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32 Tuesday November 8 2016 SELWYN TIMES Contemporary Artworks Tuesday to Sunday, weekly until November 24 An exhibition of work from artists Paul Smith and Rick Rubens. Featuring both paintings and furniture, this exhibition showcases two very different forms of artistic expression that are nonetheless connected by a passion for beauty and meticulous production. The Selwyn Gallery, 17 South Tce, Darfield. Free entry. Halswell Pottery Group annual exhibition Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 4pm, weekly until December 4 Each year the group puts together an exhibition to celebrate the creativity of its members. This year, members’ work is dedicated to the group’s patron, the late Ron Gardiner (1925-2016). Down by the Liffey Gallery, 1 James St, Lincoln. Free entry. Scrabble Club Wednesday, 1.30–3.30pm Go along to the library’s scrabble club. No obligation, just come along when you can and join the friendly group. Some boards provided, but feel free to bring your own. Te Hāpua:Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Handy Dandy Craft Group Saturday, 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 take your library card to borrow from a range of craft books. Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd From reluctant reader to book lover Monday, 7.30pm Selwyn Libraries hosts a talk by writer and teacher David Riley on inspiring young people to read and how this can lead to future success. Lincoln Event Centre. Free entry, book required – go to www. selwynlibraries.co.nz Science Alive sessions Monday to Thursday, 3.30- 4.30pm Science Alive will be hosting interactive sessions at the district’s libraries on how to save Planet Earth. The sessions are designed to appeal to children aged five to 12. Darfield Library on Monday, Leeston Library on Tuesday, Rolleston Library on Wednesday and Lincoln Library on Thursday. Sessions are free but booking is required via www. selwynlibraries.co.nz 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. Rolleston Envirotown Market: Sunday, 10am-1pm, Rolleston Square. 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 donation. Ellesmere Road Runners: Wednesday registration from 5.45 starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km walk or run. Starts from Leeston Physiotherapy. Email tom.doudney@starmedia.kiwi by 5pm each Wednesday HO HO HO: Get your Christmas shopping done early this year at the Christmas Bazaar Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market on Saturday, 10am-1pm. There will be will be a visit from Santa and his helpers, live music from Lincoln musician June Burney, Christmas cooking tips from a resident chef at 10.45am and 12.15pm, a competition to guess the weight of a Christmas cake and seasonal activities for the children including the chance to post their Christmas list in Santa’s postbox. The market is held on the green behind Lincoln Library on Gerald St.

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday November 8 2016 33 ACHIEVERS SUSTAINABLE: Platinum award winners Greendale School, Melton Estate and Springfield School with Mayor Sam Broughton, right. Environment awards GREENDALE School was the overall winner of the first Malvern Responsible Business Award. The awards recognised businesses and schools in the Malvern and West Melton areas for activities relating to environmental sustainability, community involvement and leadership. They have been held in other parts of Selwyn for several years. Greendale School was one of three nominees to win platinum awards, the top award, with the others being Melton Estate and Springfield School. Awards assessor Wendy Wild said Greendale School had impressed her with its clear vision and goals for a sustainable future. Gold awards were given to Annabel’s Educare and Kindergarten, Bloom, Darfield Chiropractic, Darfield Garden Centre, Darfield ITM, Darfield Preschool, Doughboys Darfield, Glentunnel School, Halkett Grove Bed and Breakfast, Johnny Fresh, The Fat Beagel, VetEnt Darfield, West Melton Kindergarten and Nursery and West Melton Primary School. The awards were presented at a ceremony at the Darfield Community Centre recently. Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market The Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market has had its roots firmly in the ground for 10 years and prides itself on offering farm fresh produce and local handmade gifts. This strong community market celebrated its 10th birthday in September and holds regular free themed events throughout the year. Come along to the Christmas Bazaar event which takes place at 10am – 1pm on Saturday, November 12 and is an opportunity for Christmas shoppers to buy unique gifts for loved ones in a relaxed and festive atmosphere. Stallholders will decorate their spaces and offer a diverse range of products such as handmade soft toys, pottery, art, cushions, candles, jewellery, wooden gifts and much more. Complementing its creative crafters, there will be plenty of food and drink available from stalls including Conaghan Fudges and Preserves, award-winning Emilio Cheeses and pastries, Red Leaf Wines, gluten and dairy free JuneB cookies and gourmet pies by Willows Café chef Gary. The event offers something for everyone including Christmas themed craft activities for children including a chance to post their Christmas List in the Santa post box, live music throughout the day, Christmas cooking tips and demos, a visit from the man in red and a competition with all proceeds going to charity. Visit from Santa CHRISTMAS BAZAAR SATURDAY 12th NOV 10 AM TO 1 PM On the green beside Lincoln Library SHOP EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS WIDE SELECTION OF GENUINE HANDCRAFTED GIFTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! VISIT FROM SANTA + SPECIAL SANTA POSTBOX AND SEASONAL THEMED ACTIVITIES LIVE MUSIC from JUNE BURNEY CHRISTMAS COOKING TIPS FROM RESIDENT CHEF GARY (Willows Café) at 10:45 & 12:15 Hot & Cold Food/Award Winning Produce/ Fresh Vegetables & Artisan baking www.facebook.com/lincolnmarket Special Santa post box