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Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Well it feels like it took it’s time coming this week but it’s the weekend finally!  And there’s lots on.

Tonight is Halloween, and if you’re looking for a way to celebrate that won’t scare littlies then try the Waimakariri Light Party at Wylie Park, Smith Street, Kaiapoi.  It’s a free, fun event with lots going on – bouncers, water walkers, adrenalin rush, Amac bungee, flywall. gladiator, Pedalmania, music, clowns, a non scary fancy dress competition, etc.  From 4.30pm to 7.30pm tonight. 

As for the rest of the weekend here’s a few options:

Pegasus Gala Day – Sat 1st Nov from 10am to 3pm – at Pegasus Bay School –  Lots of stuff to keep the kids happy  here – bouncy castles, obstacle course, cupcake decorating, miniature train.  And for the adults there’s coffee, live entertainment and stalls.  Free entry.

Kaiapoi North School Fair – Sat 1st Nov from 11am to 3pm – Clowns, face-painting, mini jeeps, train rides plus white elephant, cake stall, coffee for the grown ups. Free entry.

Swannanoa School Plant Sale – Sun 2nd Nov from 10am to 1pm  at Swannanoa School on Tram Road – This huge plant sale is a great chance to pick up some bargains.  Over 10,000 plants available with everything from buxus to mondo grass, natives to strawberries.

Oxford Garden Fete – Sun 2nd Nov from 10am to 4pm at Ribblesdale Gardens, Barracks Road, Oxford – A chance to check out the 4 acre Ribblesdale Gardens, do some Christmas shopping at boutique stalls and hear special guest, Te Radar, talk about creating your own beautiful garden, followed by a Q & A session.  So you can get your gardening questions answered by the man himself.  Tickets $15.  Children under 12 free.

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