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Celebrating Selwyn 2013
The Where and When of What is on in Selwyn
23 March---7 April
Free Guide Available Now
At Libraries and Cafés near you
Township turns 150
Bustling township: This year Lincoln celebrates 150 years as a township with
a range of events and functions.
In 1862, James Edward FitzGerald
began subdividing some of his
freehold land for the new township
of Lincoln, and this year we
celebrate 150 years of its existence.
Today, the township is really
booming and the whole community
is invited to celebrate this milestone.
Contact Margaret Hannan, on
325 2588 or:
firstname.lastname@example.org for details,
but the following activities give an
idea of what is in store:
Tuesday, March 19: Official
opening by the mayor (invite only).
Wednesday 20: Historical walk,
led by a long-time resident, and
commemorative tree-planting. Meet
at Liffey Cottage, 5.30pm.
Thursday 21: University Heritage
Open Day, 1.30pm-7.30pm.
Museums, tours, lectures, games,
music, birthday cake and barbecue.
Friday 22: Village Focus Day.
Dress in any style of the last 150
years; promenade in Gerald St at
noon and share the birthday cake.
Bring older vehicles. Enter the
library's sponge-sandwich baking
contest; judging at 9.45am, and
morning tea at 10am. Enjoy the
Tea House three-course Heritage
The Herbarium at Landcare
Research offers one-hour tours,
including specimens collected by
Banks and Solander when in New
Zealand with James Cook. Times are
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at
10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm.
Saturday 23: Traditional market
and fair, Gerald St, 10am till 1pm.
This is another dress-up opportunity.
Enjoy stalls, games and folk music.
The Liffey Gallery has a heritage-
themed exhibition, and the Pioneer
Hall historical photo gallery will
Sunday 24: Heritage picnic sports
and Antiques Roadshow at the
Lincoln Event Centre, noon till 4 pm.
Bring a picnic or purchase food
there. This will feature old-time
athletic events, a netball match,
rippa rugby, dancing, older vehicles,
demonstrations of traditional skills,
and static displays of local history.
Deric Blackler will assess ''antiques''
at $2 per item.
Traditional Market and
As mentioned above, this takes
place on Saturday, March 23, and is
an ideal time for Christchurch
visitors to take a day off and
experience a little of Lincoln's past.
The event runs from 10am till 1pm
and its focus is on the ''Green'' next
to Hillyers Cafe on Gerald St.
Admission is free.
You can be transported back to
the markets and community spirit of
yesteryear at Lincoln Farmers' and
Craft Market's Special Heritage
Market, which forms part of Lincoln's
Heritage Festival. Enjoy pioneer
dress, vintage machines and
traditional live music from Dave Hart
on his accordion. There will be
plenty of family fun, with old-
fashioned children's games such as
stilts, sack races, ring toss, or try your
hand at tug of war. Enjoy a
traditional family puppet show at
11.30am and savour scrumptious tea
and scones. There will be more than
25 stalls selling unique crafts --
jewellery, handcrafted clothing and
gifts, art, pottery, soaps, and a wide
selection of locally made and grown
produce, including organic
vegetables and fruit, pestos,
delicious pastries and breads, fruit
cordials, cheese, sweet treats and
sausages. Come and spend a
morning in this delightful country
township and enjoy this family
event. Why not get in the pioneer
spirit and come in period costume?
Phone Debbie on 03 329 5757.
Earth hour: A time to enjoy some
activities without the convenience
Earth Hour 2013
This will be held across the world
on Saturday, March 23, from
8.30pm to 9.30pm. As part of
Earth Hour, New Zealanders will
be asked to switch off their lights
for this hour.
Selwyn Earth Hour 2013
Events leading up to this are --
Wednesday, March 13:
Earth Hour video ''One man, one
cow, one planet'',
Lecture theatre B3, Burn's wing,
Wednesday, March 20:
7pm, The Ultimate Balancing Act,
an Earth Hour panel discussion
led by Kim Hill.
Koha of $5 includes light
Lincoln University, Stewart
Lecture Theatre One.
Thursday, March 21:
Earth Hour Acoustic music event.
Lincoln Baptist Church Hall,
Tickets $5 from Lincoln and
Rolleston libraries; Lincoln,
Darfield High schools and
Ellesmere College; also at the
Friday, March 22:
6.30pm (deadline for entries
Earth Hour video competition
Light supper at the Lincoln Event
Friday, March 22:
8pm onwards, Earth Hour
Skywatching -- turn off your lights
and come and see the stars!
Instead of the usual fee of $10 for
adults and $7 for children, the
Canterbury Astronomical Society
will ask only a gold coin donation.
Venue: R F Joyce Memorial
Observatory, Bell's Rd, West
Melton. Map on its website:
cas.org.nz . See website for
cancellations if the weather is not
Saturday March 23, 7.30pm --
Candle-lit Barn Dance with band
and caller and music by Bantam
of the Opera.
Turn off your lights and
appliances, bring the family for an
Earth Hour celebration and fun at
the Rolleston Community Centre.
Tickets from Lincoln or Rolleston
libraries and Lincoln Event Centre,
or from LET (call Sue on
329 5858). Tickets $12, $15 at the
door. Children under-14 free with
Sunday, March 24, 2pm
Tai Tapu Earth Hour walk and
picnic. Start from the new
planting beside the Lincoln Tai
Tapu Rd for a walk through Tai
Tapu, looking at the community's
natural environment and finishing
at the Tai Tapu Domain for a
picnic. For information, contact:
email@example.com or Eileen
on 325 7949.
For more information about Earth
Hour Events, check:
lincolnenvirotown.org.nz or call
Sue 03 329 5858.
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