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Selwyn Times: October 17, 2017

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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday October 17 2017 47 Babytimes/Wā Pēpi Tuesday, 11–11.30am Encourage learning through multiple languages. Babytimes is an interactive programme including rhymes, songs, stories and play. This is a free session. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Musical Instrument Practice Slots Tuesday, 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 Rolleston Drop-in Clinics for Arthritis Questions Tuesday, 11.30am Go along to a drop-in clinic. Arthritis Educators Carolyn Wood and Allan Desquitado will answer any questions you may have about living with arthritis. Meet in the foyer – no swim necessary. For more information, call Arthritis NZ 0800 663 463 or email carolyn.wood@arthritis. org.nz Email georgia.oconnor@starmedia.kiwi by 5pm each Wednesday Selwyn Aquatic Centre, 71 Broadlands Drive, Rolleston Scrabble Club Wednesday, 1.30–3.30pm Go along to the Scrabble Club. No obligation, just go along when you can and join the friendly group. Some boards provided, but feel free to bring your own. No fee. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Bilingual Storytime Thursday, 11am– 11.30am Special English/Chinese bilingual storytime to celebrate New Zealand Chinese Language Week October 16 to 22, 2017. Join in this interactive session to experience and learn the language and culture. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Knit ’n’ Yarn Thursday, 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. Beginners are very welcome. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd West Melton Scout Group Monster Garage Sale Sunday, 9am–1pm Go and support West Melton Scout Group’s 2 yearly garage sale. Something for everyone – clothing, bric-a-brac, books, kitchen goods, sporting goods, electronics, furniture, outdoor furniture, toys, baby gear, plants and much more. Donations of goods can be brought to the scout den over the previous weekend or dropped off to the community centre on Saturday. West Melton Community Centre and Hall, 1165 West Coast Rd Prebbleton Summer Drop ’n’ Swap Clothing Exchange Sunday, 2– 3pm After the hugely successful winter drop ’n’ swap in July, the organisers have announced the date for another clothing exchange event. Start sorting through your wardrobes, drawers, boxes, cases or where ever else you keep your clothes you are not wearing and drop them to us by prior arrangement. Then go along on the day, pay your $5 entry fee and browse through all the sorted summer collection, taking what you like the look of. Prebbleton Community Cottage, Blakes Rd and Springs Rd 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 Go along to Hororata and celebrate spring. The annual Hororata Parish Spring Fair is a ‘must do’ for many families. It is a great way to spend Labour Day. Renowned for its unique “white elephant” held in the stables and a country auction with the infamous stock auctioneer. To keep kids entertained rides, activities, live music and prizes will be part of the day. There will be great stalls that focus on homemade and handmade crafts, jams, speciality food and new products. Expect to see plants galore and a large selection of second-hand books. This is a free event. It will be held Labour Day, October 23, from 9.30am-2pm at the Hororata Domain. 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. Ellesmere Road Runners: Wednesday registration from 5.45pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km walk or run. Starts from Leeston Physiotherapy. The Andrew London Trio at The Laboratory on Labour Day, Monday 23 October, 7pm Kapiti songwriter and recording artist Andrew London will be touring with his ‘Andrew London Trio’ throughout October and giving a special performance at The Laboratory on Labour Day, Monday 23 October. Carrying on the tradition of Hot Club Sandwich, The Andrew London Trio offers songs about the trivia and minutiae of daily life from the point of view of a middle-aged, middle-class, Middle Earther, delivered in a deceptively innocuous 1940s swing style with occasional forays into folk, blues, country and hip-hop. Hot Club Sandwich eventually recorded nine albums, mostly of London’s original songs, and travelled as far as Australia, Norfolk Island and Saudi Arabia to perform. The obvious opportunity for humour is eagerly seized upon and exploited mercilessly, but occasional poignancy and pathos are never far away. Beatle-esque vocal harmonies are added by Kirsten London on bass and ex-HCS sax/clarinetist Nils Olsen. The Laboratory is opening especially on Labour Day (when normally closed) so the whole venue will be given over to this fantastic event. Doors open at 5.30pm and the show starts at 7.00pm. The bar will be open with a delicious menu available on the night. Tickets are $15 and available over the bar or call 325 3006. Look forward to more superb performances at ticketed events at The Laboratory through the coming months. Check out our website for these and other great community events at The Laboratory www.thelaboratory.co.nz