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. House and Home exhibition: of domestic life before the 1980s. Photographs, magazines, books, posters and pamphlets from Auckland Libraries’ heritage collections. Until October 30. Sir George Grey Special Collections, second floor of Auckland Central City Library.
Red Hat Society: central city chapter, Queen City Java Belles, invites ladies with email access to friendly, weekly Friday cafe lunches, visits to art exhibitions and other social and cultural events. No fees. Contact Rosabelle 620 4523 or Dianabelle 302 2831. Want to see your event on this page? Please email your notice to firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance of your event. Inclusion is at the editor’s discretion.
7.30pm. Presentation will feature Colin Miskelly from Te Papa Museum. Speaking on ‘‘An Indian (Ocean) Summer’’. At Unitec, Carrington Rd, entry 4, building 115, room 2005. Entry by gold coin. Phone Ian on 021 535 121 for more details.
Games evening: potluck dinner at 6pm and games at 7pm. August 6 at Mt Albert Presbyterian Church, 14 Mt Albert Rd.
Mt Roskill Probus Club: next meeting August 8, 9.30am. Guest speaker is Kaz from Independent Living Services. The club meets on the second Monday of the month at St John’s Presbyterian Church, 422 Mt Albert Rd. Retired men and women welcome. Contact Bill at 626 6925 for futher details.
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 email@example.com or visit tinyurl.com/MtAlbertToastmasters for details.
Selwyn Centre: calling all those over 65. Selwyn Centre, cnr 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.