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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 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 re­cep­ 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.

This list­ings col­umn is a free ser­vice for com­mu­nity groups in the cen­tral Auck­land area. Please email your no­tice to at least two weeks in ad­vance of your event. In­clu­sion is at the edi­tor’s dis­cre­tion. Pref­er­ence is given to free events, not-for-prof­its, com­mu­nity meet­ings and char­ity events.

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