What's on in South Canterbury: 13-15 October, 2017

Waimate Art Society president Robert Ireland prepares for the annual exhibition opening which begins on Friday.

Waimate Art Society president Robert Ireland prepares for the annual exhibition opening which begins on Friday.


Famlan Farm Park: Between 10am and 4pm Wednesday to Saturday, and 12pm - 4pm on Sunday. Come and visit the animals, solve the Code Breaker puzzle and go in the draw to win. Plus lots of baby animals to see. See famlan.co.nz or call Richard on 021 458 583. Until October 15.

Waimate Shears: 4pm at the Waimate Showgrounds, Waimate. Free entry. Until Saturday.


Friendly meet up: 10am at Harlequins Rugby Club rooms on Church St for morning tea, $3, lunch for $12, for senior citizens. Robyn on 687 7581.

Crib: 1.30pm-4pm at the Cosmopolitan Club. Ron Dunstan 688 4536.

SC Classic Car Cruiz: 6.30pm at the Ara Institute of Canterbury car park on Arthur St, departs for destination 6.45pm, gold coin donation goes to Women's Refuge. Second Friday of each month until March 2018, all types of cars welcome.

Timaru Scottish Society Housie: 7.30pm at the Scottish Hall on Barnard St, Timaru. Evelyn 615 5096.

Dr Libby: 7pm-9pm at the Theatre Royal. Hear Dr Libby speak about her new book What am I Supposed to Eat?

Music theatre: 7.30pm at the South Canterbury Museum, Sophia St, Timaru. See In Flanders Fields, a short play with music to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele in which many South Canterbury men lost their lives. Ph 687 7212 to reserve a seat. Donation entry. 

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Show: South Canterbury Drama League's repertory section presents Mum's Choir. A heart warming Kiwi comedy about family, laughter, love and music. To be staged at the Playhouse Theatre from 7.30pm on Church St. Tickets from iticket.co.nz or Newman's Musicworks on Stafford St.

Rock 'n roll lessons: 7.30pm at the RSA on Wai-iti Rd. Pierre 027 546 3896.

Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival: In celebration of the creation of the Southern Hemisphere's first International Dark Sky Reserve, the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve Board, in partnership with the University of Canterbury. The festival will comprise a mix of scientific, educational and cultural events over three days, designed for people who are interested in learning more about the stars, the night sky, the problems of light pollution and appreciation of the environment and outer space. The main festival venue will be the Hermitage, Mt Cook Village in the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. For further details see facebook.com/AorakiMackenzieStarlightFestival or email starlightfestival@canterbury.ac.nz - runs until October 15.

Waimate Art Society: 7.30pm on Friday, 10am-6pm onwards. The society's annual exhibition at 18 Shearman St, Waimate. Runs until October 22.


Spring plant sale: 9am-2pm at St John's Presbyterian Hall, Pleasant Point - opposite Challenge.

Geraldine Farmers Market: 9am-1pm in front of St Mary's Church, Talbot St, Geraldine. Live Music.

Waimate Community Market: 9am-12pm, fine weather in Seddon Square, wet weather the Waimate District Council car park. Booking required 689 7905.

Timaru Farmers Market: 9am-12.30pm at Community House car park on Strathallan St. Fresh seasonal produce.

Waimate 50: 

Fairlie Heritage Market: 10am-2pm at the Fairlie Village Green. See the Fairlie Heritage Market Facebook page or call 03 685 6158 for further details.

Justice of the Peace: 10am-12pm at the Timaru Library. Justices of the Peace can witness and certify documents. No charge.

Car wash: 10am-1pm at the RSA on Wai-iti Rd. 688 4123. Car $5, SUV or van $8.

Temuka Historic Churches Walk: 1.30pm at the Baptist Church, Denmark St. Join our annual sponsored walk and re-discover the amazing history of churches in Temuka. Enjoy afternoon tea at the final stop at Trinity Church. Funds raised will support the work of the Bible Society.

South Canterbury Art Society: the 65th Annual Art Exhibition and Alpine Energy Art Awards, at the Aigantighe Art Gallery on Wai-iti Rd. Until October 29.

Band playing: 7pm at the RSA building on Wai-iti Rd. The SC RSA is holding a Kiwiana themed night, band Art of Cheese will play. Prize for best dressed.


South Canterbury Seafarers' Service: 10am at St Mary's Church, Timaru. Commemorating the 212th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, along with the 75th anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Navy. Medals may be worn, a special welcome to all those with an interest in the sea and in seafaring.

Emirates Team New Zealand: 11am at the Timaru Yacht and Powerboat Clubrooms. View the 'America's Cup' and meet members of Emirates Team New Zealand. Call Hayden Brown 636 1218 for further details.

Pareora Country Music Club: 1.30pm-4.30pm at the RSA on Wai-iti Rd, second Sunday of the month.

Genealogy: 1.30pm-4.30pm in the research room at the South Canterbury Museum. Genealogists can help with your family history.

100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele: 2pm at the Timaru Botanic Gardens by the war memorial. The SCWW1 Centenary Committee will hold a ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. There will be speakers, dignitaries and the unveiling of a plaque. All welcome.

South Canterbury Aviation Heritage Centre: 2pm-4pm, at the Richard Pearse Airport. Sunday, Tuesday and public holidays. Small fee to get in.

 - Stuff


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