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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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.
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