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Selwyn Times: October 03, 2017

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34 Tuesday October 3 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES IT’S TIME FOR THE SPRING FLING For the seventh year running, people will again flock to the Ellesmere Spring Fling. The Ellesmere Spring Fling is the crème de crème of fetes. Held in the most beautiful garden – David Hobbs’ award winning Broadfield Garden – this is no ordinary affair. “The Spring Fling is a wonderful day out,” says Janice Burnett who is Chairperson of Community Care Lincoln. Whether you are a keen gardener wanting inspiration, looking for quality items to enjoy or tuck away for Christmas or simply keen on having a good time, this event promises plenty. Wander through the diverse garden and around the superb gathering of stalls selling everything from fresh produce, food, drink (wine and beer will be available), artisan arts and crafts to plants. Find a place to relax under the shade of a tree or bask in the sun listening to live music while partaking of a snack, lunch, Devonshire tea or beverage. David Hobbs, whose garden fills ten acres and is of such a high standard that it has both national and international recognition, will once again offer garden tours. You will have the chance to learn about the plants growing at Broadfield Gardens while garnering some green thumb tips from the expert himself. With the focus this year on gardening, you will be inspired by the marvellous gardens David has created and have the chance to learn more about gardening with demonstrations presented by horticultural experts. “We’re so happy to once again have Intelligro as our principal sponsor,” says Vanessa Thompson, organiser of the Spring Fling. She advises that the Intelligro team will be there to help with any queries and give people advice about what they should be doing in their gardens at this time of year. As sole fundraiser Lincoln Community Care Association Inc. (LCC), the Ellesmere Spring Fling is fully a volunteer affair. Special thanks can also be given to the amazing support of Lincoln New World, Paper Plus at Hornby and Merivale, Academy Signs, Susan and Tony Faulks, the Selwyn District Council and Pub Charity Limited. “We’re really grateful for the on-going community assistance we receive and the work done by Lincoln Rotary members who help in so many ways on the day,” adds Janice. As usual, Future Leaders from Lincoln University, local exercise and walking groups and Community Care’s own staff, board members and volunteers will all be there helping make it a fun day for all. The Ellesmere Spring Fling is a country garden experience not to be topped. It will be held this year, on Sunday, 8th October from 11am until 4pm at Broadfield Garden, 250 Selwyn Road, Broadfield. Tickets can be purchased prior to the event for $15 from New World Lincoln, Paper Plus Hornby and at Community Care. Gate sales will be available on the day at $20 for an adult with children free. A Huge Thank you to Our Principal Sponsor and other keys sponsors • Lincoln Rotary • Merivale & Hornby Paper Plus • Cartwright Insurance Brokers • Andrea’s Florist, Avonhead • Selwyn District Council • New World Lincoln • Food & Health Standards • Gordons Pickles • The Warehouse Rolleston • Academy Signs • Tony & Susan Faulks • Sicon

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday October 3 2017 35 Rakaia Gorge Experience Tuesday, 10am-4pm Go on one of more than 50 free walks in Selwyn, Christchurch and Waimakariri as part of the Breeze Walking Festival. The event runs until October 15. Three walks are taking place in the district in a vast range of environments. This week’s walk is at the Rakaia Gorge. The walkway passes through several forest and shrub communities and along the rim of the gorge through spectacular geological areas. It includes the site of the Snowdon coal mines and remains of equipment used for extraction. Another walk will be held at Harts Creek Sneak, Leeston, from 10am-noon. Bookings are required to join these free walks. To book, phone 347 2791 or email events@ selwyn.govt.nz Rakaia Gorge Musical Instrument Practice Slots Tuesday, 3.30-7pm Book a time to go solo or have a silent practice with up to four bandmates. There will be electronic drums, a digital piano, a Roland session mixer, mics and headphones available for budding musicians. You can Email georgia.oconnor@starmedia.kiwi by 5pm each Wednesday also take in your own electric instruments and plug into the session mixer. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Book Discussion Group Tuesday, 6-7pm For those who love reading and want to share in discussion with other friendly book-lovers. The group subscribes to the Book Discussion Scheme so there is a cost involved. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Holiday Activity – Make a Penguin Corner Bookmark Wednesday, 11am-noon Create an adorable penguin bookmark to fit neatly over the corner of your current read. The event is free and no bookings are required. Suitable for all ages. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Terrace Station Hororata Open Garden Day Sunday, 11am-3.30pm Terrace Station welcomes you to bluebells and daffodils on Sunday. The trees are being transformed with soft spring greenery and the newly opened walkway showcases massive NATURAL: The movement inspired by the internationallyacclaimed documentary Project Wild Thing is coming to Selwyn. Project Wild Thing aims to improve children’s health, happiness, and respect for the environment through reconnecting with the natural world. Caregivers will view the documentary while children experience the outdoors with the TimberNook team. The event will also include a farm display, rock skimming and outdoor challenges. Optional discounted jet boating and horse back tours are at the visitors cost. The event is free but registration required. For children aged 5–12 years and up to two caregivers. The event will be held at Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre, Springfield. ​ 150-year-old trees all recently labelled for your information. Take your picnic to have on the lawn. Woodland plants will be for sale. The $5 entry fee goes to the Terrace Station Charitable Trust, but children are free. For further information, visit www. terracestation.org.nz Terrace Station, Milnes Rd, Hororata Spring Fling 2017 Sunday, 11am-4pm The Spring Fling is a country fete held in the award-winning Broadfield Garden. Take in a relaxing day in this beautiful country garden. Take a tour of the exhibits, stalls, and entertainment provided. To enhance the experience, there will be music in the garden. This event is organised by volunteers and all profits go to Lincoln Community Care. This event will go ahead wet or fine. Tickets cost $15 online, gate sales are $20 per adult and children free. For more information, go to https:// www.eventfinda.co.nz Broadfields New Zealand Landscape Garden, 250 Selwyn Rd, Prebbleton Markets: West Melton Market: Saturday, 9am-noon. St Paul’s Church. Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm. Gerald St, Lincoln. Darfield Market: Saturday, 9am-1pm, opposite Challenge Darfield, South Tce. Edendale Car Boot Sale: Sunday, noon-3pm, Edendale Cafe, 888 Sandy Knolls Rd, West Melton Rolleston Envirotown Market: Sunday, 10am-1pm, Rolleston Square Car Park Running Groups 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. Ellesmere Road Runners: Wednesday registration from 5.45pm, starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km walk or run. Starts from Leeston Physiotherapy. A T R I O O F E X H I B I T I O N S ! A T R I O O F E X H I B I T I O N S ! 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