Free summer programme in reading, writing and maths. Phone: 570- 4140.
Mt Roskill Grammar Astroturf is open for public use for rugby, soccer and hockey on Friday and on December 24, 27, and 28, and January 3 to January 31. Bring your own sports gear and soft rubber shoes.
Salvation Army drop-in centre at 218 Mt Albert Rd, Sandringham is closed for the Christmas holidays on December 26 and January 2, otherwise open from 10am to 2pm on Wednesdays. Games, activities, chats, refreshments. All welcome. Phone: 629- 5063.
Thursday morning sessions at Avondale Baptist church finish tomorrow and restart on January 10. All welcome to fi nal session at 9.30am. Bring a plate. Phone Wendy: 827-2135.
St Martin’s Anglican Church has carols and a children’s play on Sunday from 9.30am. Candles, communion and carols on Christmas Eve at 8.30pm. Christmas Day communion service at 9.30am. All welcome.
Blockhouse Bay Community Centre, from 7am on Satur- days. In aid of Armanasco House, a historical cottage maintained by volunteers. Phone: 826- 4145 to book a stall.
Are you a compulsive overeater? Overeaters Anonymous can help. Phone: 376- 3068.
Yoga-based, gentle movement aimed at over- 50s at Epsom Community Centre, 202 Gillies Ave, 2pm every Thursday. Phone: 623- 6294.
Auckland club runs daylong bushwalking trips every other Sunday. Three pick-ups around city. Phone: 376-2161.
Allendale Bridge Club meets for social play in Mt Albert, from 11am to 2.30pm on Mondays. All abilities and new members welcome. Phone: 828- 3153.
Mt Roskill Children’s Choir has vacancies for 5 to 16-year- olds. Affordable coaching for kids who love to sing. No experience necessary. Meets Tuesday afternoons. Phone: 8281683.
Sunday morning walking group wants new friends. Meet at Auckland joggers and walkers clubrooms, Manukau Rd end of Puriri Drive, 8am. Brisk one-hour walk followed by cuppa and chat. Phone: 524-7976.
Onehunga Senior Citizens Club meets at 3 Pearce St, Onehunga, from 1pm every second Tuesday. Phone: 636- 5439.
Seasons is a programme for children dealing with death or divorce at St Peter’s Church Onehunga. Phone: 636- 6368.
Onehunga Cooperating Parish, corner The Mall and Grey St, at 10am on Fridays. Phone: 634- 3048.
At Eden Community Church lounge, 72 View Rd, Mt Eden, from 7.30pm to 9pm on third Thursday of month. Phone: 630- 3423.
Mt Roskill group meets at the Fickling Centre, Three Kings at 9.45am on third Monday of month. Enjoy morning tea, guest speakers and trips. New members welcome. Phone: 625- 4854.
Mt Albert Horticultural Club meets at 990 Great North Rd, Western Springs, at 7.30pm on first Tuesday of month. All welcome. Phone: 626- 6673.
Royal Oak Ladies Probus group meets at St Johns Church hall, Chandler St on third Monday of month. Phone: 636- 3068.
The Ranfurly-Eden Ladies Probus Club for retired women meets at Mt Eden Bowling Club, cnr Stokes Rd and Epsom Ave, at 10am on third Tuesday of month.
Learn how to garden at Kingsland sites. Coordinator on duty from 2pm to 4pm on Sundays except in heavy rain. Bring a smile, tools and spare seedlings. Gardens off New North Rd side of Bond St, beside church.
Westmere group meets at West End Tennis Club, West End Rd, from 1pm on the third Thurdsay of the month. New members welcome. Phone: 376- 3484.
The Herne Bay Petanque Club meets at Salisbury Reserve, Salisbury St, at 9.15am every Thursday and 5pm every Friday. Tuition available.
Traditional seibukan karate group meets at Newton Central School, Monmouth St, Grey Lynn. Phone: 416- 5314 for information on days and times.
Oranga Community Centre, 52- 54 Waitangi Rd hosts walking group at 9.30am on Mondays, after-school homework help on Tuesdays, kids’ art at 11.30am on Wednesdays and adult art from 10am on Fridays. Gold coin donations welcome. Phone: 525- 0174.
New members welcome at Ponsonby Toy Library. No waiting list. Open at 3 Dedwood Terrace, St Mary’s Bay, from 9.30am to 11.45am, Tuesdays and Saturdays. Phone: 360- 4230.
Club offers fellowship, community and international service and provides support for youth programmes. Members meet every Tuesday for breakfast and speakers. Phone: 846- 3282.
Pt Chevalier social club for retired people meets monthly and has monthly bus trips. Phone: 626- 6585.
West End Tennis Club, cnr Fife St and West End Rd, Westmere, from 7.30pm on Thursdays. Any age, beginners welcome. Phone: 376-1339.
16th Auckland company meets at the Old Homestead, 92 Pt Chevalier Rd, Wednesdays during termtime. Three age groups. $15 a term. Phone: 376- 6224 for times.
Qualified instructors lead beginners classes for six to 12-year- olds at Westmere School, from 6pm to 7pm on Thursdays. First two classes free. Phone: 846- 8780.
At St Francis School hall, Montrose St, Pt Chevalier, from 7.15pm on Tuesdays. No experience necessary. Phone: 846- 4533.
Group meets at Pt Chevalier Baptist Centre, cnr Pt Chevalier Rd and Smale St, at 10am on Wednesdays. Phone: 376- 4476.
Parent Support group meets at Athol Syms Community House, 11 Griffin Ave, Epsom, Sundays from 7.30pm. No enrolment necessary. Phone 624- 4363.
Do you have or play a mountain dulcimer? Group meets every other Sunday from 2pm. Phone: 816-9445.
Anxiety, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorders affect one in three Kiwis. Help is available from Phobic Trust’s 24-hour service, phone: 846-9776.