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Southern View: April 17, 2018

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18 Tuesday April 17 2018 Latest Christchurch news at Pubs of the past: the archaeology of Victorian Christchurch hotels, Wednesday, 9am-7pm. From the vices of alcohol and smoking to the staples of hotel dining and accommodation, this exhibition showcases the material culture of 19th-century hotels in Christchurch. Victorian hotels in the city encompassed everything from dens of iniquity to establishments of luxury for the discerning traveller. Each one has their own story, told through the impressions they left in the archaeological and historical record. Go down to South Library in Beckenham from April 1 to April 29 to see the artefacts used by guest and proprietor alike and learn just what went on in a nineteenth century Christchurch hotel. South Library, 66 Colombo St Kint ’n’ Yarn Wednesday, 10.30am-1pm Go along to Linwood Library for our friendly Craft Corner sessions. Take your knitting, crochet or other portable craft project and enjoy time with other crafters. Have a look at their range of books to get ideas for your next project. Free, beginners welcome. Linwood Library, Eastgate Shopping Centre Mid-Week Laughter Club Wednesday, 6-7pm The focus of the club is to get over the stress of the first part of the week and have a positive outlook for the rest. The event aims to release endorphins and help you relax and lower stress levels. There is no comedy, stand-up or jokes at this session. Instead, you are encouraged to make yourself laugh at nothing at all for the purpose of relaxing. St Marks Methodist Church, cnr Barrington and Somerfield Sts. Entry $2 Creative writing on Wednesdays Wednesday, 7.15pm–8.15pm. Creative Writing Group @ Linwood Library Wednesdays from 4pm to 5.45pm. Group leader Jennifer works with group members to craft, create and develop their own work. Take with you pens or pencils, (even a laptop), paper, and any of your wonderful ideas, story-telling, or art. Any projects you would love to make? Talk to any of the friendly Linwood Library team for contact information. Suitable for adults and teens. No charge. Linwood Library, 1st floor Eastgate Shopping Centre, Buckleys Rd South Library Book Discussion Group Wednesday, 10-11pm For those who love reading and want to share in discussion with other friendly book lovers. The library subscribes to the Book Discussion Scheme so there is a cost involved. Held on the second Wednesday of the month at 10am. Places are limited so please phone or email to inquire about availability and cost. South Library, 66 Colombo St. Paper Suncatchers – Holiday Activity Wednesday, 2pm–3pm These lovely suncatchers can hang in the window or beneath your bedroom light, reflecting the colours of autumn. Caregiver required. Recommended for all ages. Free, no bookings required Email by 5pm each Wednesday Linwood Library, 1st Floor Eastgate Shopping Centre, Buckleys Rd Rummikub Club Thursday, 10am-noon Go and join in on a game of Rummikub, a tile-based game for two to four players, combines elements of the card game rummy and mahjong. Every Thursday from 10am-noon. No charge. Linwood Library, Eastgate Shopping Centre Beckenham Exercise Class Friday, 9.30-10.30am Designed for people living with longterm health conditions. Classes generally occur weekly other than on public holidays. Ph 0800 663 463 to register. St Marks Methodist Church, cnr Barrington and Somerfield Sts. Scrabble @ Linwood Library Friday, 10.30am-noon Go along to our Scrabble club every Friday. No obligation, just go along when you can and join the friendly group. All materials are supplied. No fee. Linwood Library, Eastgate Shopping Centre Book Cover Bookmarks – Holiday Activity Friday, 11am–noon Come along and make a cute, autumn themed bookmark using up-cycled materials. Caregiver required. Recommended for all ages. Free, no bookings required. South Library, 66 Colombo St. Spreydon Social Games Club Saturday, 10am-noon Join a friendly game or two of Upwords, Scrabble, cards, Chess, Mahjong and more. Spreydon Library, 266 Barrington St Opawa Farmers’ Market Sunday, 9am-noon Go along to the Opawa Farmer’s Market this Sunday for organic and delicious produce from local growers. Enjoy sipping on a coffee while wandering around the market and checking out the food on offer. From artisan bread and French pastries to fresh berries and local cheeses, there will be something for everyone. 275 Fifield Tce, Opawa. 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 SOUTHERN VIEW 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.

SOUTHERN VIEW 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