Scottish country dancing, beginner classes will be held every Monday in February at St Oswald’s Church Hall, 195 Campbell Rd, One Tree Hill from 7.30pm till 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. Auckland Branch of Evacuees’ Reunion Assn, is holding a meeting on February 14 at the Guide Centre, 132 Grange Rd, Mt Eden at 1.30pm. Admission $3. Bring a small plate to share for afternoon tea. Theme is Valentine’s Day - wear your heart on your sleeve or share a Valentine’s memory. All wartime evacuees welcome. Wear your luggage label. Contact Jean 576 9266. Free English conversation lessons, Saturday mornings, 9.30-11.30 am, starting February 14. Eden Community Church, 72 View Rd, Mt Eden. Contact 631 5501. Balmoral Op Shop, 258 Balmoral Road, open every Tuesday and Thursday 10am - 1pm and February 14, 8.30am to 11.30am. Clothing Sale "Fill a Bag" $2 and lots of other bargains. Staff wanted on a roster basis phone Liz 631 5255. Parenting Through Separation, an excellent free programme provided by the Ministry of Justice to provide helpful strategies for parents to help children through this process. The programme is run by a psychologist with the support of a family court lawyer. It’s available at the Triple P Centre in Ellerslie, ph 579 1794. Course dates are February 14, 27, March 14, 27, from 9.30am-1.30pm. Introductory Zen Meditation Workshops, on February 14 and 28, 9am to 12.30 pm, at the Auckland Zen Centre, 52 Princes St, Onehunga. The workshops include an introduction to Zen Buddhism, morning tea, and plenty of practical instruction on how to settle the mind and develop Royal Oak Ladies Probus Club, for retired women. Next meeting February 16, 10 am at St John’s Anglican Church, 6 Chandler Ave, Royal Oak. We have a guest speaker each month plus a monthly outing. Do come and join us for fun and friendship. For further details please ph Pam Facer on 624 3499. We look forward to having you join us. The New Zealand Society of Dowsing & Radionics Inc, meeting on February 16 at Mt Eden Senior Citizens Hall, 487 Dominion Rd then dowsing in Potters Park nearby, at 7.30pm, entry $6 ph 638 6374. Job search, Auckland Regional Migrant Services offers free job search workshops for new migrants. Upcoming workshops at ARMS Three Kings are February 17, March 3 and March 17. Registration essential, email email@example.com or telephone 625 2440. Free for those who have been in New Zealand less than two years, with work visa or PR. Grief & Loss Support Group for Adults, meets monthly in Hillsborough at 7pm, St John Vianney Church Rooms. Next meeting February 18. For further details please ring Mabel: 625 8378 or Joan: 638 7363. Onehunga Toastmasters, if you’re interested in improving your public speaking and leadership skills then Onehunga Toastmasters is the right place for you. We meet every second Wednesday, 7-9 pm at the Onehunga Community House. Room 8, 83 Selwyn Street, Onehunga. Upcoming meetings are February 18, March 4, March 18. Please contact Jim Walker on 021 274 6060 or visit our website for more information.
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