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Pegasus Post: April 17, 2018

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16 Tuesday April 17 2018 Latest Christchurch news at Ascot Petanque Club Tuesday and Friday, 9.30- 11.30am A friendly social club willing to teach beginners the great game of Petanque. Boules can be supplied. Go along and learn the easy game. Ascot Community Centre, 12 Ascot Ave, North Beach. Table Tennis Club Tuesdays 7.30pm The St Albans/Shirley Table Tennis club is looking for new members to join its friendly club. All levels are welcome. There are some spare bats available. Games can be social or competitive. Phone evenings only with any inquiries Ian 021 586 802 or Shirley 027 343 3981 St Albans/Shirley Club, 269 Hills Rd or entrance at end of Crosby St Have-A-Go at Indoor Bowls! Every Tuesday, 11am-1.30pm Indoor bowls for the senior community. No experience necessary and all abilities welcome. Go along to try it out. Please wear soft shoes. Cost per person is $2. First session free. Phone Tania Smith at ACTIS on 963 7070, or 027 540 5442 with any inquiries. Aranui/Wainoni Community Centre Ascot be fit exercise classes for ages 50+ Wednesday 1-2pm, Thursdays 9.30am Times may change to just Thursdays at a later time. Cost is $4 and a cup tea will follow. All inquiries are welcome. Phone either Margaret 383 2665 or Margaret at 383 2337. Ascot Community Centre, 12 Ascot Ave Boys’ Brigade in Shirley Thursday, 6.30-8pm Email by 5pm each Friday The boys enjoy a wide range of action, fun, games, life skills, leadership and competition – all the stuff they are really into, and really need to become true kiwi icons and responsible leaders. The creative weekly programme is both skills and values based. For more information, phone Chris on 385 6446. 106 Emmett St, Shirley Ascot Scrabble Group Friday, 12.45pm Challenge your word knowledge with other like-minded folk. Join in with this friendly group suitable for beginners or experienced players. Cost $3, includes afternoon tea. Ascot Community Centre, Ascot Ave, North New Brighton Shirley International Playgroup Friday, 9.30-11.30am For mums and underfives from refugee and migrant backgrounds. We provide a playgroup and English class. Cost is $2 a session or $10 a term. Te Puna Oraka/Shirley Hub, 69b Briggs Rd. Barrier Free Computing Saturday, 10-12pm This service is provided by Computer for Special Needs Trust is an organisation that offers assistance with using computers for people experiencing disability in a friendly and supportive setting. The tutors will be on hand to help beginners as well as provide assistance with emailing, accessing the internet, playing games, researching a homework assignment, and literacy or numeracy development. There is also the opportunity for socialising with others with similar interests. Free of charge, standard library printing Go along to St Margaret’s Auditorium on Saturday at 7.30pm to support the 10th-time Sweet Adelines champion in New Zealand, the Christchurch City Chorus. The group are looking for support before they head to Wellington to compete in their 11th regional contest. If you love shows and cabaret, come join an a cappella chorus at an evening of musical celebration. Jazz, pop, ballads, barbershop, music from the 20s to the modern day. Featuring special guests the Leopard Coachlines Canterbury Brass. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children up to 17 years. Phone 021 976 572 to book. and copying costs apply. New Brighton library, 213 Marine Pde Anzac Remembrance Sunday, 11am The Friends of Linwood Cemetery will be holding an Anzac commemoration on Sunday. Please bring your own seat if required. For further details, phone Craig on 021 2240 114 Linwood Cemetery, Butterfield Ave entrance Golden Oldies Movies Monday, 1.30pm Every Monday the New Brighton Museum plays a film classic and this week its The Great Waltz by Luise Rainer and Fernard Gravet (1938). The theme is musical drama. Running time 1hr 44min. 8 Hardy St Eastside Gallery Exhibition Mon-Fri 11-4pm, Saturday noon-3pm Eastside Gallery presents Art is everything and nothing – Eastern Quirks. German born artist Lily Verschnaetti has gathered together another 11 local artists to create something crazy, unusual, fantastic and not to forget quirky. If it is small or big, black or very colourful, painted or dripped, wood or metal, real or fantasy, it is always right in front of your eyes. . Exhibition runs until April 28. 388 Worcester St Line dance class for absolute beginners Monday 6-7pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, 12.30-1pm. For further details phone Mary 389 8809 or 021 216 3382. Bromley Community Centre Bromley Rd (Monday), sports hall Woolston Club Hargood St (Tuesday and Wednesday) CONTINUING EDUCATION Papanui High School Term 2 2018 night classes As daylight saving ends and the evenings become longer why not take the opportunity to take up a new hobby, learn a new skill, meet some new people and have fun at the same time then join one of Papanui High School’s exciting range of Adult and Community Education Courses for Term 2 beginning from 7 May. We have a wide range of courses to choose from and guarantee you will find something to appeal regardless of age or interests. Two of our new classes on offer for Term 2 are Upholstery and Furniture Repolishing Piano Raewyn Clegg Registered Teacher of Piano and Theory of Music. 29 Lancewood Drive Halswell Ph 322-9377 PEGASUS POST and Restoration. In the Upholstery course you can learn how to repair, repad and recover your favourite piece of furniture. This is a fun hands on class is being taught by Steve McDonald from McDonald Hartshorne Upholstery. The class is being held over two days Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 June 9 am – 4pm both days at a cost of $153. If furniture repair is something you are interested in but you do not want to reupholster your favourite piece you might like to join our Furniture Polishing and Restoration class where you will learn the basics of stripping, sanding and repolishing your own item of furniture. This is a hands on course and students will need to bring their own chair, coffee table, tea wagon or similar item to work on. This course is being taught by Mike Fullen from Seatons French Polishers and is also being held on Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 June 9 am – 4 pm at a cost of $203. This fee includes the cost of all your materials. For further information and enrolment on these or any of our classes please visit our website www. or email Barbara Roper on rpb@ or telephone our office on 3520701.

PEGASUS POST Latest Christchurch news at Tuesday [Edition April 17 datE] 2018 17 3 continuing education Learning happens at any time and a good discussion helps it happen Lifelong Learning is not just about older people learning. It is about good discussion, taking risks and accepting new challenges and opening your mind to new ideas. At any age. I sit in my office and listen to a group discussing a wide range of issues in the next room. Some of their viewpoints I agree with and some I don’t and I can tell that they do not all agree with each other. So they discuss intently then they laugh and have lunch together. They continue to sort out the world and issues as far apart as Use of Technology, Autonomous vehicles, Importance of Art, Relevance of religion, Veganism, City transport, Competition in sport, The moral maze etc. Kazuko has just completed a series of 3 sessions transforming a room into a place to absorb Japanese culture while in another a group discuss “Arguments, Fallacies and Trickery”. Why can some people argue really well and others cannot? Our term 2 programme will is available online now and enrolments can be made via that at or by contacting us. adult and community education at Risingholme community centre As term one draws to an end its time to start thinking about enrolling for term two. There are still spaces available and we are pleased to have some new classes on offer. Term two starts on Monday 7th May 2018 and all class information is available via our website. Our new classes include Print Making, Art of Motion and Dance, Art of Creativity and Motion, Coding and Electronics using Arduino, Zentangle and Drawing and Sketching. We have also developed a new series of classes that focus on sustainability ‘Future Living Skills’ This sustainable living programme is a practical, fun way to learn and use actions, which not only reduce your environmental impacts, but can also save you money and bring you a heathier lifestyle. The ‘Plastics Free’ and ‘Fermented Foods’ workshops although run separately are being offered as part of the ‘Future Living Skills’ programme. We are continually developing new courses based on the information that we gather from the community, so please check our website regularly for updates. Risingholme’s traditional base of art and craft courses continues to flourish with a full range available at a number of venues. They include fabrics, woodwork skills, cake decorating, health & fitness and well-being, computing, guitar and photography, cooking as well as many others. Have you ever considered learning a new Language we have a number of these that will run throughout the year including NZ Sign, Te Reo Maori, ESOL, Russian Italian, Arabic, German, Spanish and Italian. Language classes run at a variety of levels from Beginners to more advanced. If you can’t find what you are looking for – “Tell us what you would like to learn” For more information on classes at Risingholme, Riccarton High School, Christchurch Girls High School, Shirley Boys High School and Hornby High School, contact Risingholme Community Centre at 332 7359 or email info@ The full programme for Term 1 is on our website at Adult and Community Education Term 2, 2018 Come learn with us Risingholme Community Centre offers a wide range of short courses, each term, at a range of venues. Shirley Boys’ High School Painting with Acrylics, German Language, Photoshop, Reiki Level 1, Spanish Language Level 3, Te Reo Maori, Thai Cooking, Website Design, Woodwork, Yoga (range of classes). Art of Creativity & Expression, Intro to Coding & Electronics using Arduino, Art of Motion & Dance. Risingholme Community Centre Art (Create with Pastels & Paints, Mixed Media, Watercolour, Painting with Acrylics), Mindfulness, Cake Decorating, Drawing & Sketching, Embroidery, ESOL, Fabric & Craft Skills, Guitar, Pottery, Sewing Skills, Upholstery, Using your Overlocker, Weekend Sewing classes, Yoga, Wood Sculpture, Woodwork, Woodwork for Women, Zentangle, Weaving, Printmaking, Fermented Foods, Plastics Free. Christchurch Girls’ High School Dressmaking, Embroidery, Te Reo Maori, Watercolour Painting, Drawing & Sketching, Preserving Fruit, Vegetables & Herbs. Hornby High School Sewing Skills, Thai Cooking. Riccarton High School Calligraphy, Level 3 ESOL IELTS, ESOL Business English Intermediate. Indian Cooking, Italian Language, NZ Sign Language (a range of levels), Russian Language, Sewing Skills, Spanish Language, Te Reo Maori, Arabic, A taste of Egyptian cooking, Picture Framing. Full details available on Risingholme office at 99 Hawford Road Phone 332 7359 | Email