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Here you will find details about all our community-run activities. If you'd like to advertise, get in touch with us. Details below.

StoryWalk®

The Fairies Night before Christmas’ by Sarina Dickson of Christchurch is the new book on the StoryWalk®!

A fabulous Christmas advent activity to do with the kids or save it for when the summer holidays begin.

Some fairies face a great catastrophe on the night before Christmas in this story set in summery Aotearoa.

The gorgeous illustrations and lovely messages of resilience, giving and receiving help are beautiful reminders of the true spirit of Christmas.

Children can look for the spider hidden on every picture as they read the story.

Take a pen to do the scavenger hunt challenge that can be collected from the start of the StoryWalk® (near the bird aviary).

Bonus links to more online Christmas craft ideas and an activity book (available at Paper Plus) that goes with the story can be found on the last StoryWalk® post.

This StoryWalk® will be here until mid January 2023.

Monthly People First NZ Inc. Meetings

People First is a self-advocacy organisation for people with learning/intellectual disabilities. It holds a monthly meeting on the third Monday of each month.

Cost: Free

Date: Monday 17th October, Monday 21 November, Monday 19 December.

Location: The Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church Hall (2 Devon Street, Gore).

Time: 10:00am to 11:30am.

Audience: People First members and anyone with a learning/intellectual disability who would like to learn about their rights, meet new people and have fun.

Organiser contact information: Lee-ann Wightman, Southern Regional Coordinator, 027 575 4002.

Autism Support Group

Come out and get to know other parents, caregivers and professionals in a positive environment. Refreshments will be available.

  • Share experiences
  • Discuss ideas
  • Learn what resources are available

Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: Calvin Church, 25 Robertson Street, Gore

Date: Wednesday 14 September and Wednesday 23 November

Cost: Free

Audience: Any friends, family or individuals affected by, or interested in learning about autism.

Organiser contact information: Wendy Jenkins - Autism Outreach Coordinator - (03) 218 2420 or 022 0200 106

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