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Scot­tish coun­try danc­ing, be­gin­ner classes will be held ev­ery Mon­day in Fe­bru­ary at St Oswald’s Church Hall, 195 Camp­bell Rd, One Tree Hill, 7.30pm-10pm. Part­ners not re­quired but soft soled shoes and a sense of hu­mour are. Make friends and keep fit to toe tap­ping mu­sic. All ages wel­come. Phone Jeanette 578 2400 or Dan 577 2322. Mt Roskill Flo­ral Art Club, would like to wel­come new mem­bers. We of­fer classes for those who are new to flo­ral art or would like re­fresher classes. Work­shops, demon­stra­tions and an op­por­tu­nity to be in­volved in a va­ri­ety of ex­hi­bi­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties in the Auck­land area. First meet­ing of the year on Fe­bru­ary 2 at the Hor­ti­cul­tural Rooms, 990 Great North Rd, West­ern Springs. Phone Jan 846 3812 or email chalky31@sling­shot.co.nz. Sel­wyn Cen­tre at Royal Oak, a friend­ship group for folk 65 years and older, ev­ery Tues­day, 9.30am-noon. All wel­come. $3 for morn­ing. At St John’s Church Hall, 6 Chan­dler Ave, Royal Oak. Just off Manukau Rd near Pak’n’Save carpark. Con­tact Heather 021 050 2987. Sin­gles group, New Hori­zons is a so­cial and friend­ship club for sin­gle 40s, 50s and 60s with a monthly pro­gramme of bar­be­cues, out­ings, din­ners, films, etc. A club and prospec­tive new mem­bers night will be held on Fe­bru­ary 5 and the first Thurs­day of each month. Come along from 6.30pm and meet new friends. Con­tact Suzy on 529 4027 or Karin on 521 2757 or see auck­lands­in­gles-so­cial-club.org.nz for more in­for­ma­tion. Bike tour and mar­ket, An­tiques on the Go. Fe­bru­ary 7, 10am-1pm. Bou­tique out­door mar­ket fea­tur­ing lo­cal crafters hand­made items and qual­ity goods. Green­woods Cor­ner Mar­ket, Ep­som. Email green­wood­scorner­mar­kets@gmail.com or ju­lian@nextbike. co.nz. Auck­land Grey Power, wel­comes new mem­bers in 2015 and of­fers cheaper elec­tric­ity and gas to all mem­bers, along with sav­ings on goods and ser­vices, tips for con­sumers. There are also face-to-face op­por­tu­ni­ties to meet MPs, coun­sel­lors and lo­cal board mem­bers to hear them de­bate is­sues and an­swer your ques­tions. Con­tact Jens Meder on 846 2525 for de­tails or come and chat to us at Green­woods Cor­ner Mar­ket on Fe­bru­ary 7. Give Bik­ing a Go, this Fe­bru­ary for Bike­Wise month. Join the cy­cle meet up on Fe­bru­ary 7 at 12.30pm, Green­woods Cor­ner be­hind the ASB Bank – for bike checks and safety giveaways. Grab lunch from lo­cal cafes and cy­cle through Corn­wall Park and be­yond to Man­gere Bridge, for a leisurely so­cial ride suit­able for fam­i­lies. Phone Ann on 022 1659 563 or pick up a flyer at The Gar­den Cen­tre, Green­woods Cor­ner. Breast Can­cer Sup­port Group, meet­ings are held at 1pm on the sec­ond Mon­day of each month at Domain Lodge, 1 Boyle Cres, Grafton. The next meet­ing is on Fe­bru­ary 9. Phone Jane 0800 273 222, or email sup­port@breast cancer­sup­port.co.nz for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion. Auck­land Boys’ Choir, com­mences on Fe­bru­ary 9. The two choirs (7-10 years and 11-13 years) have va­can­cies. Both choirs meet on Mon­days from 4.30pm at St Ge­orge’s Church Hall, Ran­furly Rd, Ep­som. For fur­ther in­quiries look at the choir web­site auck­land­boyschoir.org.nz or phone 522 4227 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or to ar­range an au­di­tion for ei­ther choir. The choir’s first per­for­mance for 2015 will be at 5.30pm at Holy Trinity Cathe­dral, Par­nell, on March 28. Mt Roskill Probus Club, meet­ing on Fe­bru­ary 9. Cap­tain Hay­den Smith will speak of his vast ex­pe­ri­ence in the field of marine lit­ter col­lec­tion from the Waitem­ata Har­bour and sur­round­ing wa­ters. The group pro­vides fun, friend­ship, fel­low­ship and in­ter­est­ing speak­ers for re­tired men and women. Meets at St John’s Pres­by­te­rian Church, 422 Mt Al­bert Rd, on the sec­ond Mon­day of the month at 10am pre­ceded by morn­ing tea at 9.30am. Vis­i­tors and new mem­bers wel­come. Phone Bill 626 6925. Cap Money Course, sim­ple money man­age­ment and bud­get­ing. At Life – Cen­tral, 95 Mt Eden Rd. On Fe­bru­ary 9, 16 and 23, 7.30pm9.15pm. No charge. Reg­is­tra­tion: cap­money@ lifenz.org or phone Doug 022 033 7940. Limited to 25 seats. Bal­moral Op Shop, 258 Bal­moral Rd, reopens on Fe­bru­ary 10. We are open ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs­day 10am-1pm and Fe­bru­ary 14, 8.30am-11.30am. Cloth­ing Sale ‘‘Fill a Bag’’ $2 and lots of other bar­gains. Staff wanted on a ros­tered ba­sis. Phone Liz 631 5255. Art demon­stra­tion, by the NZ Fel­low­ship of Artists. At Gif­ford Gallery, 27a Poronui St, Mt Eden, Fe­bru­ary 11. A demon­stra­tion on cre­at­ing un­usual sur­faces by artist Evan Woodruffe, 10am-noon, $10 for non-mem­bers in­clud­ing tea, cof­fee, re­fresh­ments. Ep­som U3A, meets on the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month at the Fick­ling Cen­tre at 10am. We have a monthly speaker and in­ter­est groups. New mem­bers male and fe­male are most wel­come to join us. Our first meet­ing for the year is on Fe­bru­ary 11. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion phone Betty 626 6673 or Shirley 527 8983. Probus Club, of Eden-Ep­som. It’s a new year and if you are aged over 55 and look­ing for a new ven­ture then we in­vite you to come along to our meet­ing. Probus is for ac­tive re­tirees and of­fers fun and fel­low­ship with in­ter­est­ing speak­ers and trips. We meet monthly on the sec­ond Thurs­day in Grey Fri­ars Church hall, 544 Mt Eden Rd. Our first meet­ing of 2015 is on Fe­bru­ary 12. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact sec­re­tary Joan on 625 5656. English con­ver­sa­tion classes, new­com­ers to New Zealand want­ing to learn and im­prove their skill in speak­ing English are wel­come to at­tend classes at the Block­house Bay Bap­tist Church, 504 Block­house Bay Rd, Thurs­days 1pm-2.45pm. The lessons are based on top­ics of prac­ti­cal in­ter­est to new­com­ers to New Zealand with plenty of con­ver­sa­tion prac­tice. Term 1 classes begin Fe­bru­ary 12. To en­rol or for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Ann 626 5504 or the church of­fice 626 6980. Se­niorNet Auck­land, monthly meet­ing on Fe­bru­ary 10 at 10am, One­hunga RSA, 57 Princes St. Fea­tur­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion by Denise Ver­rall, HOP op­er­a­tions manager for Auck­land Trans­port: ‘‘AT HOP – The Jour­ney So Far’’. Vis­i­tors wel­come. Phone 634 8341. The Ep­som Herb Group, will meet on Fe­bru­ary 12, 10am at the Ep­som Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 200 Gil­lies Ave, Ep­som. Speaker is Pat Paton whose talk is en­ti­tled ‘‘From your kitchen’’. She will dis­cuss mak­ing your own clean­ing prod­ucts. Herb of the Month is Herb Robert, a very use­ful weed. Con­tact Jane 630 3076. Grab-a-Bag Sale, all pro­ceeds go to Dress for Suc­cess Auck­land. Pay $20 to fill a shop­ping bag with new and pre-loved cloth­ing, shoes and ac­ces­sories, or $60 for a large bag. Fe­bru­ary 13, 10am-4pm. Dress for Suc­cess, 4 Bos­ton Rd, Mt Eden. EFT­POS or cash.

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