Nelson Leader : September 19th 2013
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CALL Scott Dayman NOW Phone: 03 539 0809 021 480 831 email@example.com nelsonbaysfinance.co.nz • Experienced • Local • Trusted 5596146AA 5556275AA P P Prrriiic c ce e e Science to go on show Fostering science: From left, Jo Thompson, Community Educator at Cawthron Institute, Mister Science -- Sterling Cathman, Science Educator, and Gareth Cashin at the Victory Community Centre. The Cawthron is holding a science festival at the community centre to encourage young people into science. Festival aimed at young pupils Anew science festival aims to expose primary and intermediate-aged pupils and their families to the wonders of science and show them how science features in everyday life. The Cawthron Science Festi- val runs at Victory Community Centre from October 18 to 20. The events aims to celebrate science, make it fun and also encourage children into science careers and see it as a dynamic, exciting area to work in. The family event has been put together by the Cawthron Trust, Mr Science and the Victory Community Centre. Friday October 18 is a schools- only day, with a range of organ- ised fun, science-based activities planned. A number of different organisations will take part in the festival including NIWA, Nelson City Council, Plant and Food, and Natureland. Victory Health Centre programmes and facilities man- ager Gareth Cashin said the event was about encouraging families and children not nor- mally involved in science to come along and see how it related to every day life. We want families from across the region to come and have a great day experiencing science at the Victory Community Cen- tre.'' The event is free thanks to the support of the Cawthron Trust. On Saturday and Sunday the festival will be open to children and their families will be able to attend and visit the different science displays and take part in science talks and the different activities. Science educator Sterling Cathman said one of the fun activities planned would be for people to build a rocket. He would work with a number of schools before the event and peo- ple could work on decorating and fine-tuning their rocket bodies, which he would launch in a special launcher at midday on Sunday. Those at the festival could build rockets and there would be spot prizes for the roc- kets that travel the furthest. It's just about coming down and having a go and finding out how science is exciting.'' The Cawthron's Jo Thompson said many people put science into the too hard basket, but the event would hopefully show them science was fascinating. Reflexology week Nelsonians are being asked to put their best foot forward for World World Reflexology Week which starts on Sunday. To celebrate the week, the public is being offered the chance to experi- ence a 20-minute reflexology treat- ment for free. Reflexology is based on the prem- ise that there are reflex areas in the feet, hands and ears which corre- spond to all the body parts. The physical art of applying specific pres- sure using thumb, finger and hand techniques result in stress reduction which causes a physiological change in the body. In Nelson professional reflexolog- ists will offer free 20-minute treat- ments at the Tahunanui playground on Sunday and on September 28 from 10am till 2pm. Reflexologist Jill Hague said trained reflexologists would also be visiting NMIT, rest homes and schools and kindergartens through the week for free sessions. Jill said reflexology may help with issues like arthritis, circulation and lymphatic systems problems. Reflexology organisations around the world are co-ordinating similar events to celebrate the week and bring awareness to the practice. For more information visit reflexology.org.nz. Ceilidh just keeps getting bigger With just days to go before the largest traditional Scottish dance party of the year, the finishing tou- ches are being made to the Celtic Pipe Band's fifth annual Ceilidh with tickets selling fast, and additional band members brought in. The Ceilidh, this Saturday night at 7pm is at the new larger venue of Nayland College Hall. Spokesperson Helen Gilchrist says the event just keeps getting bigger every time. This year they've drafted in the talents of members of the Richmond Pipe Band. Celtic has been tutoring and mentoring Richmond, giving players agoaltobeabletoplayatthe Ceilidh. They have taken on the challenge and are looking forward Saturday night.'' Helen says a Ceilidh is basically a Scottish dance party where everyone gets to join in the dancing if they want to. The Ceilidh, pronounced kayleigh, is derived from the word companion''. The band's first Ceilidh was atten- ded by about 120 people and this year it is hoping for 350. We decided five years ago the best way to raise funds was to do what we love and are good at, and have fun doing it.'' The evening's fun and festivities will be interspersed with performan- ces from Highland Dancers, pieces from the Celtic Pipe Band and even a rock band will join the pipes for one number. Helen says it is also an opportunity to try haggis with a full Scottish supper -- haggis, neeps (swede) and tatties (potatoes). Tickets are available from Richmond Mall Information Centre and are $40 per family (two adults and three children under 18) or $10 a child and $15 an adult.
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