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Selwyn Times: November 15, 2016

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26 Tuesday November 15 2016 SELWYN TIMES The new Mirage is ready to dazzle, with 15” alloys and sophisticated styling from bumper to bumper. 4.9L/100km fuel efficiency, a 5 star safety rating and a 10 year warranty make it a must-see, too. Visit ChristchurchMitsubishi.co.nz or call 03 379 0588 for a test drive. Price applies to Mirage XLS and excludes On Road Costs of $750 which includes Registration, WoF and a full tank of fuel. See www.mmnz.co.nz for full Diamond Advantage terms and conditions. cnr Montreal & St Asaph Streets, Christchurch. Sales, Service & Parts: 03 379 0588

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday November 15 2016 27 Email tom.doudney@starmedia.kiwi by 5pm each Wednesday Contemporary Artwork 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, which 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 Science Alive Tuesday to Thursday, 3.30- 4.30pm Science Alive will host interactive sessions at the district’s libraries on how to save planet Earth. The sessions are designed to appeal to children aged 5-12. The sessions are free but booking is required via www. selwynlibraries.co.nz Leeston Library on Tuesday; Rolleston Library on Wednesday; Lincoln Library on Thursday Keeping Pests On A Short Leash Thursday, 6-7.30pm The sixth and final event of the Change Makers, a series of public lectures. Presented by Professor Stephen Goldson, this lecture will look at keeping pests on a short leash and changing biological control in New Zealand’s grassland ecosystems. Doors open at 5.30pm for light refreshments. Lincoln University. Free entry Dairy farm Open Days Friday, noon-2.30pm, and Saturday, 1-4pm Find out how grass becomes milk at one of two Lincoln University Dairy Farm open days. Bring your gumboots and questions. Lincoln University Dairy Farm, 1504 Shands Rd. Free entry LAID BACK: Enjoy a day of good old country fun at the 141st Courtenay A&P Show on Saturday. The show, held at the Kirwee Showgrounds, will feature sheep, cattle, goats, horses, poultry, sheep dog trials, produce, home industries, photography and art, flowers, steam tractors, machinery and vintage cars. Check out the selection of trade stalls, food, liquid refreshments, entertainment and, of course, the fair ground rides. The theme of this year’s show is ‘innovations – past, present and future.’ Entry costs $10 for adults and children under-16 enter for free. The Sheffield Book Exchange Sunday, noon-3pm Bring a book and exchange it for another. Donations of books are also welcome. Any questions, phone Michelle on 318 3000. Sheffield Hall, corner Railway Tce East and Wrights Rd Markets The local markets have a lot on offer, from fresh produce to hand made crafts West Melton Market: Saturday, 9am-noon. St Paul’s Church. Leeston Market: Saturday, 9.30-12.30pm. Ellesmere Cooperating Church, High St. Free entry. 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 stagnated 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. Weedons School in Christchurch has been educating children since 1871 and to mark its 145th birthday the school is holding an exciting Christmas Twilight Fair on Friday, December 2 from 5pm until 9pm and special celebration preparations are underway. The organisers have been working hard for more than eight months to bring this special fundraising event together which will include craft stalls, food vendors, entertainment and even a visit from Santa Claus. Both organisers and students are looking forward to showcasing their school to Christchurch and the local community. For those who may have been avoiding the stress of Christmas shopping, the fair is a fantastic opportunity to buy last minute Christmas gifts in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. An Eftpos facility will be available, and families with young ones can take advantage of the children’s activities offered on the day including face painting, pony rides, bouncy castles and more. Funds raised will go towards a new musical playground for the children of Weedons School which “encourages challenge and exploration,” Kathy Bell, Principal of Weedons School says. “The play area is likely to contain percussion equipment of various sizes and shapes that will allow children to explore the elements of sound and audio play equipment that has a science element to it and encourages exercise and fitness.”