Genealogy: meeting of the Auckland Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists. Phil Sai-Louie will speak about ‘‘First Names of the British Isles’’. We look at where these names came from and why some names became popular. July 26, 10.30am at WhareWananga, level two, Central City Library on Lorne St. Phone 520 0082 for more information.
Oreste: hear Handel’s Oreste performed in a semi-staged production by the combined forces of the Auckland Opera Studio and NZ Barok orchestra. August 20-21 at Mercury Theatre, 9Mercury Lane. Want to see your event on this page? Please email your notice to email@example.com at least two weeks in advance of your event. Inclusion is at the editor’s discretion.
showing of the the ‘Open Home: Open Bible’ DVD series. July 25, 6.30pm. At Mt Albert Presbyterian Church. Phone 09 846 7576 or visit mapc.org.nz for details.
Games evening: potluck dinner at 6pm and games at 7pm. August 6 at Mt Albert Presbyterian Church, 14 Mt Albert Rd.
Mt Albert Toastmasters Club: meets fortnightly on Thursdays at 7.20pm at the historic Ferndale House, 830 New North Rd. Contact Arno on 021 022 25766 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit tinyurl.com/MtAlbertToastmasters for details.
Mt Albert Community Playgroup: runs Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 9.30am11.30am during school terms. YMCA Community Centre, 773 New North Rd. For children under 5 and their parents or caregivers. Costs $2 a session per child, $4 per family. Ph 021 141 5746 or find us on Facebook.
Selwyn Centre: Calling all those over 65. Selwyn Centre, corner New North and St Lukes Rds, Friday mornings 9.30am-12pm. Cost $4 per visit. Call Joanna 0274 988 010 or 528 6916 for info.
Free English Conversations: Fridays 1pm at Mt Albert Presbyterian Church, 14 Mt Albert