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Western News: April 17, 2018

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14 Tuesday April 17 2018 Latest Christchurch news at Minecraft Game Zone – Holiday Programme Tuesday, 10am-noon Minecraft Game Zone is a 3D gaming experience that involves creating your virtual world and interacting with others in an online world. Students will need to have a basic understanding of how to use this software. Book in for a two-hour session and play to our heart’s content. Bookings essential – places are limited. Cost: $7 per child Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Knit ‘n’ Yarn Tuesday, 10am-noon Bring along your knitting, crochet or any portable craft and join our friendly group for an hour or two of companionship and crafting. Beginners most welcome. Hornby Library, Goulding Ave Scrabble Group Tuesday, 9.45am-noon Go along and play scrabble with this friendly weekly group. Exercise your brain and have fun. Gold coin donation. Sundbye House, 100 Farrington Ave JP Clinic at Fendalton Library Tuesday, 10am-1pm A justice of the peace is on site to take oaths, declarations, affidavits and affirmations; witness signatures on documents; and certify document copies. The JP can also witness citizenship applications, sponsorship applications and rates rebate applications. There is no charge for this service and no appointment required. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd (corner Clyde and Jeffreys Rds) Halswell Community Craft Group Wednesday, 9.15am-noon Go along to learn new crafts or have a social outing. There will be knitting, crocheting, embroidery, cross stitch, card making, painting, patch work or anything else you are doing or wish to share with others. Entry is $3 and it includes morning tea. For more information call Marion 322 8996 or Trudy 322 8178. Halswell Community Hub, cnr of Sparks and Halswell Rds Email by 5pm each Wednesday Head to the Chinese Book Club on Wednesday, 6.15-7.15pm, to chat about your favourite reads, discover new titles and authors, make friends and share your life experiences with other enthusiastic readers. At each session you will also get to know some e-resources at the library. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd, Sockburn Scrabble Club Wednesday, 1.30-3.30pm Go along to Scrabble Club. There’s no obligation, just go along whenever you can and join the friendly group. All materials supplied. Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd JP Clinic Tuesday, 10am-1pm A justice of the peace is on site to take oaths, declarations, affidavits and affirmations, witness signatures on documents and certify document copies. The JP can also witness citizenship applications, sponsorship applications and rates rebate applications. No charge or appointment required. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd (corner Clyde and Jeffreys Rds) Traditional Māori Games – Holiday Programme Thursday, 1.30-3.00pm Come to our Traditional Māori gamesthemed school holiday session where you will not only learn waiata (song) and a tī rākau (short stick) routine, but you get to make some tī rākau to take home. Then, if you are really up to the challenge, we will have a go at some other cool traditional Māori games. Recommended for ages seven to 12 years. Free, but places are limited so bookings are essential. Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Get Creative Craft Group Thursday, 9.30-11.30am Go along to the group for a morning of creativity. A gold coin donation is required for morning tea and to cover the use of any craft group materials for card making, usually about $2.50 per card. For further information, call Janet Holder on 021 1477 656. South West Baptist Church, Balcairn St Petanque Thursday, 1-3pm, or Sunday, 10am-1pm ​Try something new. Petanque is easy to learn, with equipment and coaching provided. Visit the world class facilities in North Hagley Park on these open days or All welcome. Christchurch Petanque Club, 6 Riccarton Ave 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 WESTERN 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.

WESTERN NEWS Latest Christchurch news at Tuesday [Edition April 17 datE] 2018 15 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