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Selwyn Times: November 28, 2017

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20 Wednesday November 29 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES SUMMER in SELWYN YOUR GUIDE TO UPCOMING SUMMER EVENTS IN SELWYN In December Check out the Summer in Selwyn events for December! Haven’t received your Summer in Selwyn guide in the post? Collect a copy from Council offices, Selwyn District Libraries, Lincoln Event Centre or the Rolleston Community Centre. Cantastic Tree Monday 20 November–Monday 18 December, all Selwyn District Libraries Donate a can, build a tree and help those in need. Bring your donation to your local Selwyn District Library and place it on the Cantastic Christmas Tree. Donations will be given to Ellesmere Food Bank Trust. Selwyn Summer Reading BINGO Friday 1 December–Friday 26 January, all Selwyn Libraries Collect BINGO cards for both children and adults from your local library. Read a book to match a square. Hand in your completed card to your local library by 5pm Friday 26 January to win prizes. More information at www.selwynlibraries.co.nz. SUMMER SELWYN YOUR GUIDE TO SUMMER EVENTS IN SELWYN 2017 /18 growing strong communities together in Lincoln Christmas Parade and Market Saturday 9 December (postponement date 10 December), Gerald Street, 9am Enjoy a wide range of entertainment including bands, Santa’s Grotto, Lincoln’s Got Talent competition, clowns and a ‘dress up your bike’ competition, along with a Christmas market. Christmas Picnic in the Park – Darfield Sunday 10 December, Westview Park, 3pm Welcome in the festive season with a community picnic in the park. Something for everyone with entertainment from Shad Rutherford, Pedalmania, games, races, tug ‘o’ war, carols and a visit from Santa Claus. Spectrum Lighting and Sound Outdoor Movie: Lincoln ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ (2000), PG Sunday 17 December, The Lincoln Green, 7–9pm Grab your nearest and dearest for a classic Dr Seuss movie outdoors! Bring a seat, bean bag or blanket and chill out in front of our huge outdoor screen. Leeston Santa Parade Friday 1 December, Leeston, 5.30pm Come along to the parade for all things Christmas, including stalls, food, music and community carols. This year with ‘Wheels and Paws’ you can dress your dog up or decorate bikes, scooters or anything wheeled and join the parade! Rolleston Kids’ Market Sunday 3 December, Rolleston Community Centre, 10am–12pm A huge variety of pre-loved treasures will be on offer to purchase, including toys, sports gear, books, and hand-crafted masterpieces. Christmas Storytimes Wednesday 6 December – Leeston Library, 6–7pm Tuesday 12 December – Darfield Library, 6–7pm Thursday 14 December – Lincoln Library, 6–7pm Monday 18 December – Rolleston Library, 6–7pm Join us for a special Christmas Storytime! Sessions are aimed at 2–7 year olds but all are welcome. Celebrate Christmas with an evening of stories, songs and lots of fun! Book online at www.selwynlibraries.co.nz. Faringdon Christmas Pool Party Wednesday 20 December, Selwyn Aquatic Centre, 2–4pm Come and make a splash with an afternoon of games, prizes, music and inflatables. More Events! For a complete list of the 70 Summer in Selwyn events taking place between December and April, visit Facebook and the Council website. Follow us on Facebook for up-todate event information. www.facebook.com/summerinselwyn www.selwyn.govt.nz/events growing strong communities together

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday November 29 2017 21 ews Local News Now Fire rages, homes at risk HOWS: The World Buskers Festival will feature performances by Le Gateau Chocolat with A Night at the Musicals, Urzila Carlson with her show Unacceptable; and he Topp Twins who will bring their classic brand of Kiwi humour to the stage. PHOTOS: WORLD BUSKERS FESTIVAL uskers take to streets for 25th year By Bridget Rutherford OMEDIANS, daredevils, ancers, singers and acrobats ill hit the streets in January to elebrate the 25th anniversary of he World Buskers Festival. Fifty-five performers epresenting 14 countries will escend on the city for the nnual 10-day festival from anuary 18-28. Festival producer Tim Bain aid its programme was about reating a line-up which eflected the past, while at the ame time looked forward to the uture. “It’s daring, bold, cheeky, ilarious and world class,” he aid. To celebrate 25 years, there ill be five headline shows. After making it through to the merica’s Got Talent final last ear, The Boy with Tape on His ace (right) is coming home to remier his new ideas. Urzila Carlson will perform er new show Unacceptable and the Topp Twins will entertain the crowds with their classic Kiwi humour. A Night at the Musicals, featuring Le Gateau Chocolat, will bring musical entertainment, as will Crossdresser for Christ, featuring Ginger Minj from RuPaul’s Drag Race. New features will include a Buskers Bar and Night Food Market at the Arts Centre every night, a Cabaret Club at the Great Hall, and the Laugh Lounge at Sixty6 on Peterborough. Buskers will also perform at the Friday Night Food Market in Cathedral Square and in City Mall at lunchtimes outside The Crossing. Festival director Melissa Haberfield encouraged people to embrace the festival and celebrate its 25th birthday. “For 10 days and 11 nights, our •The full line-up, dates and ticket sales can be found at www.worldbuskersfestival. com city becomes a playground filled with laughter, colour and fun, as street artists and night show performers entertain hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors in a festival like no other.” There will be 13 performance sites, inside and outdoors, including the Arts Centre, Christ’s College and Christchurch Art Gallery among others. More than 200 free day performances will take place around the city. The festival will conclude with the Buskers Best Bits show at the Isaac Theatre Royal on January 28. The 24th World Buskers Festival, held in January, drew a quarter of a million people. HILARIOUS: Crossdresser for Christ, featuring Ginger Minj from RuPaul’s Drag Race, will perform at the festival. FouR vIlla’s now solD Two bedrooms under construction from $400,000 E S T A T E Phone. 03 421 7796 | Email. sales@woodcroftestate.co.nz 34 KENDON DRIVE, ROLLESTON, CANTERBURY RollesTon’s only ReGIsTeReD ReTIReMenT vIllaGe • 30 years experience in the retirement industry • Two or three bedroom villas with single or double garage • An investment with 100% capital gain • On Site Manager and a Pavilion and a bowling green • Show home open Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm www.manorgroup.co.nz