9 months ago

Nor'West News: April 17, 2018

18 Tuesday

18 Tuesday April 17 2018 Latest Christchurch news at Go along to the St Albans Tennis Club on Thursday to take part in a weekly meditation class with Buddhist nun Kelsang Luma. Each class consists of guided meditation and a talk based on Buddhist wisdom. The classes run for 90min and are suitable for everyone. You can join in any week, booking is not required. There is no physical exercise involved and you can choose to sit either in a chair or on a cushion. JP Clinic Tuesday, 10am-1pm A justice of the peace will be available to members of the community to witness signatures and documents, certify document copies, hear oaths, declarations, affidavits or affirmations as well as sign citizenship, sponsorship or rates rebates applications. There is no charge for this service. Fendalton, Shirley and Papanui libraries GenConnect Tuesday, 12.10-12.40pm Connecting generations by sharing knowledge. Do you have questions about your iPad, smart phone or tablet? Or maybe you want to know how to use Skype, Facebook, or share your photos with family or friends? Ask an expert. Papanui High School students will be available every Tuesday during term time from 12.10-12.40pm to help you find answers to all your questions. Papanui Library, 35 Langdons Rd Reading to Dogs Tuesday, 3.30-4.30pm These sessions have been designed to provide a relaxed and non-threatening atmosphere to encourage children to practice their reading skills and develop a love of reading. The programme uses dogs which are the pets of the city council animal management team and have been trained and tested for health, safety and temperament. Sessions are 15min. Phone 941 7923 to book a spot. Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd Fendalton Library Book Talk Wednesday, 11am-noon 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. Held on the second Wednesday of the month at 11am. Places are limited so phone Email by 5pm each Wednesday 941 7923 to inquire about availability and cost. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd Bishopdale Bridge Club Wednesday, 11am-2.30pm Go along and join in with this social group which meets every Wednesday for a game or two of bridge. Table fees are $5. Phone Janet for more information on 352 1440. Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre, 13 Bishopdale Court Knit ‘n’ Yarn Thursday, 2-3pm Go along and enjoy a chat with others as you knit. For anyone who loves to knit or wants to learn. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd Christchurch Women’s Toastmasters Friday, 12.30-1.30pm Want to advance your career? Have the confidence to speak up for issues you care about? This friendly group of women meets weekly to help women succeed through developing speaking and leadership skills. See for more information. Behind St Pauls church in the Tennis Pavilion, 1 Harewood Rd Card Club Friday, 1.30-3.30pm This weekly card club is on every Friday, just go along and join in the fun. Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd Super Saturday Storytimes Saturday, 11-11.45am Encourage learning through a love for stories and craft. Storytimes is an interactive programme including stories, songs, rhymes and play. This is a free session. Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd 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 NOR’WEST NEWS 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.

NOR’WEST NEWS Latest Christchurch news at Tuesday [Edition April 17 datE] 2018 193 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