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Flo­ral art classes, would you like to learn more about the art of flo­ral de­sign? Ann Haszard, qual­i­fied Flo­ral Art So­ci­ety NZ teacher and mem­ber of the Mt Roskill Flo­ral Art Club is of­fer­ing a se­ries of classes for begin­ners. Th­ese will be held at the Hor­ti­cul­tural Rooms, West­ern Springs. If you would like more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Jan Goode 846 3812 or email chalky31@sling­shot.co.nz Start Right in New Zealand, pre-job search sem­i­nar for new­com­ers. Fe­bru­ary 26, 1.30pm-4pm at MAT of­fice, 766 San­dring­ham Rd Ext, Mt Roskill. Top­ics in­clude: Un­der­stand­ing the en­vi­ron­ment we ar­rive into, CV writ­ing and in­ter­view tips, rad­i­cal job­search tips. Reg­is­tra­tion is a must. Email Shaila: mi­grantac­tion@xtra.co.nz or phone 629 3500. Movie night, joint fundraiser for Ep­som Ro­tary and Mt Eden Ro­tary clubs. Fe­bru­ary 26 at Lido Cinema, at 8.30pm, ar­rive 8pm on­wards. The film is

Tick­ets $20 in­clud­ing glass of wine avail­able at Chap­ter Book & Tea Shop, 442 Mt Eden Rd or Stir­lings Gar­den Cen­tre, 600 Manukau Rd. En­quiries ep­som­ro­tary@gmail.com or mt­e­den­ro­tary@gmail.com Four Sea­sons Gar­den Club, meets Fe­bru­ary 26, 7.30pm. At Ep­som Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 202 Gil­lies Ave, Ep­som. The speaker is Minette Tonoli on Ed­i­ble Flow­ers. New and old mem­bers most wel­come. Phone Jenny for more in­for­ma­tion 638 7403. One­hunga Plun­ket, is hold­ing its an­nual Fam­ily Fun Day on Fe­bru­ary 28. Fea­tur­ing en­ter­tain­ment and ac­tiv­i­ties for fam­i­lies while also fundrais­ing for the com­mu­nity clinic and playgroup. Phone Kate Rick­etts on 027 361 4015. Thumbs Up Adventure Club, join the mem­bers for a night of Burg­ers and Bowls on Fe­bru­ary 27 at the One­hunga Bowl­ing club. No ex­pe­ri­ence re­quired. Please phone Ann on 021 157 6005 for de­tails. Check out our other ac­tiv­i­ties on our web­site at tuac.co.nz St Giles Church Garage Sale, 1207 Do­min­ion Rd, Mt Roskill, Fe­bru­ary 28, 9am. House­hold goods, cloth­ing, crock­ery, jew­ellery. Mar­ket Day, for St Al­ban Church, 443 Do­min­ion Rd, Bal­moral, Fe­bru­ary 28, 8.30am-noon. Cloth­ing, books and sundry house­hold goods. St Peter’s Pres­by­te­rian Church Fair/Garage Sale, rais­ing funds for cook nights, which pro­vide meals to those in need. At 7 Har­ri­son Road, Mt Welling­ton. Fe­bru­ary 28, 9am-11.30am. Spot prizes, col­lectibles, new and used cloth­ing, home­ware, crafts, chil­dren’s toys, cakes and bak­ing, books, gift­ware, puzzles and games, mu­sic and more. Beach trip to Raglan, for SCENE mem­bers. SCENE is a non-profit se­niors group based in One­hunga. The trip is on March 3, 9am-4pm. Tick­ets $25 in­clud­ing light lunch. Book early to en­sure a seat on the bus. Book at One­hunga Com­mu­nity Cen­tre be­fore Fe­bru­ary 27. Probus, The Com­bined Ep­som Probus Club next meets at 10am on March 2 at St. John’s Angli­can Church Hall, 6 Chan­dler Av­enue, Royal Oak for our An­nual Meet­ing. Speaker will be Kaz Howlett from the ILS Char­i­ta­ble Trust who will give us a few tips to make daily living eas­ier for those of us who need a lit­tle help in prac­ti­cal ways. New mem­bers, both men and women, are al­ways wel­come. Please tele­phone Eileen 634 4277. Eden Art­s­peak, an­nual se­ries of artist talks, week 1, The Greg White­cliffe Col­lec­tion, March 3, 7pm. A unique chance to look at the home and work of the late Greg White­cliffe, artist and founder of the White­cliffe Col­lege of Arts and De­sign. Moun­tain Rd Ep­som. Full de­tails on reg­is­tra­tion. For bookings please con­tact edenarts1@gmail.com or see edenarts.co.nz 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, 7pm-9pm at the One­hunga Com­mu­nity House. Room 8, 83 Sel­wyn St, One­hunga. Up­com­ing meet­ings are March 4 and March 18. Please con­tact Jim Walker on 021 274 6060 or visit our web­site for more in­for­ma­tion. Bridge, ev­ery year the Mt Al­bert Bridge Club con­ducts be­gin­ner classes for those wish­ing to learn bridge. Th­ese com­mence on March 4 and con­tinue up to Oc­to­ber and are held in our clu­b­room in the Mt Al­bert War Me­mo­rial Re­serve at 751 New North Rd. There are two ses­sions for learn­ers with the first start­ing at 9.30am and the sec­ond at 7.30pm. It doesn’t mat­ter if learn­ers haven’t played cards be­fore and it doesn’t mat­ter what age group they are in. Ev­ery­one is most wel­come. Those in­ter­ested please con­tact Arch or Jean Jel­ley at 817 2069 or archj@xtra.co.nz. Vol­un­teers needed, Amitabha Hospice of­fers free com­pas­sion­ate care for the el­derly and the in­cur­ably ill through­out Auck­land. Our next free care­giver vol­un­teer train­ing will start March 4, 6.30pm-9pm, for eight con­sec­u­tive Wed­nes­days, fin­ish­ing April 22. The course is in Avon­dale. For more in­for­ma­tion de­tails please go to amitab­ha­hos­pice.org or call 828 3321. Friend­ship Hour, with morn­ing tea and trad­ing ta­ble. Fea­tur­ing dis­trict nurse Adri­enne Roke: ‘Cop­ing with Di­a­betes’. Sin­gles group, New Hori­zons is a so­cial and friend­ship club for sin­gle 40s, 50s and 60s with a monthly pro­gramme of bar­be­cues, out­ings, din­ners, film etc. A club and prospec­tive new mem­bers night is held on the first Thurs­day of each month (March 5). Come along from 6.30pm and meet new friends. For more de­tails con­tact Suzy on 529 4027 or Karin on 5212 757. Our web­site is auck­land-sin­glesso­cial-club.org.nz Re­u­nion, March 2015 is re­u­nion month at Auck­land Gram­mar School. Old Boys from a se­ries of year groups are in­vited to meet up with friends and past teach­ers and tour the school. Ev­ery Old Boy will have had the op­por­tu­nity to come back to Gram­mar in the lead-up to the School’s 150th cel­e­bra­tions in 2019. March 5: 1955 Re­u­nion (5pm Main Hall, 6pm re­cep­tion and din­ner). March 12: 1965, 1966,1967 Re­u­nion (6pm Main Hall, 7.30pm re­cep­tion). March 19: 1975, 1976, 1977 Re­u­nion (6pm Main Hall, 7.30pm re­cep­tion). March 26: 1985, 1986, 1987 Re­u­nion (6pm Main Hall, 7.30pm re­cep­tion). If you would like to re­con­nect with Gram­mar and at­tend one of th­ese re­unions phone 623 5639 or email old­boys@ags.school.nz or visit www.ags.school.nz/ourcom­mu­nity/old-boys/old-boys­re­unions/ World Day of Prayer, noon, March 6 at St Peter’s Church One­hunga, cor­ner One­hunga Mall and Church Street. Shared lunch af­ter­wards. Lit­tle Day Out, a free fam­ily fun day on March 7, 10am1pm, at the Mt Eden Vil­lage Cen­tre, 449 Mt Eden Rd. This will be a fun event in­clud­ing free pony rides, a chil­dren’s flea mar­ket, an­i­mal bless­ing, face paint­ing, work­shops, live mu­sic, a chil­dren’s art ex­hi­bi­tion, pave­ment paint­ing, food stalls, a pup­pet show and more. There will be a mul­ti­cul­tural com­mu­nity feast at 10am and an an­i­mal bless­ing. For full pro­gramme go to mt­e­denvil­lage­cen­tre.co.nz or call Ju­dith Holte­brinck 631 0678. One­hunga Play­cen­tre, is hav­ing an Open Day on March 7, 9.30am-11.30 am. We are a fully li­censed ECE for ages zero to school age. Come and visit this fam­ily co-op­er­a­tive where par­ents and care­givers play and learn along­side their chil­dren. 47 Hill St, One­hunga, Ph 622 1396. Art demon­stra­tion, at Gif­ford Gallery by Loretta Arthur, 27a Poronui St Mt Eden, March 11, 10am-noon. Open to NZ Fel­low­ship of Artists mem­bers and $10 for non-mem­bers, in­clud­ing re­fresh­ments.

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

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