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Deaf child, do you have a deaf or hear­ing-im­paired child? Join Auck­land Par­ents of Deaf Chil­dren at a ca­sual cof­fee group on May 2, 2pm-4pm at Lus­cious Food Store, 547 Te Atatu Rd, Te Atatu South. New faces wel­come. Con­tact us and we will look out for you. Free hot drink for mem­bers and in­ter­ested new­com­ers. Con­tact Chris on apodc@or­ or 022 084 2244. Ex­hi­bi­tion, at Corn­wall Park In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre, on un­til May 3, 10am-4pm. Ex­pe­ri­ence Corn­wall Park through the eyes of a 4-year-old, with a dis­play of na­ture jour­nals and art from One­hunga Play­cen­tre. See the ad­ven­tures of this group who visit the park weekly, through art­work, sto­ries and pho­to­graphs. Con­cert, the Auck­land Man­dolinata Orches­tra has a fam­ily con­cert, May 3, 3pm5pm, Auck­land Ir­ish So­ci­ety Rooms, Rocky Nook Rd, Fowlds Park, Mt Al­bert. Auck­land Man­dolinata Orches­tra, the only man­dolin orches­tra in New Zealand, presents a pro­gramme for the whole fam­ily from clas­si­cal tunes to rag­time, tra­di­tional Euro­pean songs and mu­sic com­posed es­pe­cially for man­dolin orches­tras. Af­ter­noon tea is pro­vided. Three Kings Toast­mas­ters, Im­prove your con­fi­dence to speak and present in public. We meet ev­ery sec­ond Thurs­day evening from 7pm9.30pm at the Fick­ling Cen­tre, 546 Mt Al­bert Rd, be­low the li­brary build­ing. Lots of free park­ing and a fab­u­lous com­pli­men­tary buf­fet for all. Next meet­ing May 14. Con­tact Kevin Prohl at 0274 933 186, email kevin@speech­works. or just pop along and join in the fun on the night. In­de­pen­dent Living Ser­vice, Char­i­ta­ble Trust free pre­sen­ta­tion, in­form­ing those with older fam­ily mem­bers of prod­ucts and ser­vices avail­able to make daily living eas­ier. From 7pm on May 4 at 14 Er­son Ave, Royal Oak. Call Kaz Howlett on 625 0322 or email kaz@il­ to book a seat. Free health check, for over65s, May 4, 2pm-4pm at San­dring­ham Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 18-20 Kitch­ener Rd, San­dring­ham. Sup­ported by Al­bert-Eden Lo­cal Board. How to un­der­stand the Old Tes­ta­ment, is the ti­tle of a free DVD screen­ing in Mt Al­bert Pres­by­te­rian Church hall, 14 Mt Al­bert Rd, 7.30pm on May 4. Just turn up or call Hugh 849 5030. Golf cro­quet, come to our open day at Mt Al­bert Cro­quet Club, 50 Lloyd Ave, on May 4 at 2pm or come any Satur­day at 10am and have a go at play­ing golf cro­quet. Morn­ing/ af­ter­noon tea pro­vided and the first few vis­its are free. Ph Anne 626 7643. Probus, the Com­bined Ep­som Probus Club will meet at 10am at St John’s Angli­can Church Hall, 6 Chan­dler Ave, at Royal Oak on May 4. Our speaker this month will be of par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est to our age group. Ian Mil­li­gan is go­ing to talk to us about fi­nan­cial mat­ters and in­vest­ment strate­gies as they af­fect us in re­tire­ment pro­vi­sions. New mem­bers, both men and women, are al­ways wel­come, par­tic­u­larly this month when we en­cour­age our mem­bers to bring along a friend. Ph Eileen 634 4277. AGM, no­tice of Eden Arts AGM (Maun­gawhau Mt Eden Com­mu­nity Arts Trust). May 5, 7pm at Mt Eden Vil­lage Cen­tre lounge. Email edenarts1@ or see edenarts. for in­for­ma­tion. Free cer­vi­cal smear clinic, May 8, 9.30am-3pm at Com­mu­nity Link Glen Innes. 40-42 May­fair Pl. Cri­te­ria ap­plies, no ap­point­ment nec­es­sary. Ph 846 7886 ext 0 for more in­for­ma­tion. One­hunga Com­mu­nity House, fundrais­ing Mother’s Day af­ter­noon tea. May 9, 2pm4pm, $25pp in­cludes en­ter­tain­ment. Bookings es­sen­tial. Ph 636 9900. Fi­nal Book Fair, The an­nual Ep­som Ro­tary Book Fair will be held at Mt Eden War Me­mo­rial Hall, 489 Do­min­ion Rd. Well known for its va­ri­ety and qual­ity of books, CDs, DVDs and old vinyl. Af­ter 19 years this is the last one, so come along and stock up big for win­ter read­ing, 8am-5pm on May 9; and 9am-3pm on May 10. $10 door charge for first hour Satur­day. Call David 021 677 351 for de­tails. Thumbs Up Adventure Club, in­vites you to join us, May 12, 8pm, at the Star­dome for a mu­sic and laser light show. Dou­ble fea­ture of Led Zep­pelin and Pink Floyd. Con­tact Ann 021 157 6005. Art demon­stra­tion, Lance O’Gorman, NZ Fel­low­ship of Artists. At Gif­ford Gallery, 27a Poronui St, Mt Eden, on May 13, 10am-noon. ‘‘Ex­plor­ing the cre­ative free­dom of the paint brush’’ by Lance O’Gorman in acrylics. $10 for non-mem­bers in­clud­ing tea/ cof­fee/re­fresh­ments. Chil­dren’s sto­ry­book yoga, May 16 and June 13. From 11am-11.30am, for 5-8 years. From noon-12.30pm, 9-14 years. Parental in­volve­ment en­cour­aged. Bookings es­sen­tial. At the band ro­tunda, Corn­wall Park. Join yoga in­struc­tor Nata­sya Yu­soff for a fun work­shop, weave a story with yoga. Make your body a bean, a tree, even a mouse. Ph 630 8485 or see corn­wall­ for more in­for­ma­tion. The Fair, May 17, 9.30am2pm at Block­house Bay Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 524 Block­house Bay Rd. Large col­lec­tion of an­tiques, col­lecta­bles and me­mora­bilia plus a sep­a­rate sec­tion de­voted to crafts. En­try is $2 per adult, chil­dren free. Pro­ceeds to up­keep of Ar­manasco House, Block­house Bay main street. Con­tact Sue on 445 1227 or hy­at­ for more in­for­ma­tion. Chil­dren’s na­ture jour­nal and art work­shop, May 23, Corn­wall Park In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre, 11am-1pm. Suit­able for ages 5 and up. Par­ent su­per­vi­sion en­cour­aged. Bookings es­sen­tial. Cre­ate a shared art­work from leaves, twigs, seeds and other nat­u­ral ma­te­rial out­side in the park with artist and au­thor San­dra Mor­ris. Take your own cre­ation home. Ph 630 8485 or see corn­wall­ for more in­for­ma­tion. Free, Barnar­dos Par­ent­ing through Sep­a­ra­tion Pro­gramme. When par­ents sep­a­rate the whole fam­ily is af­fected, so this Min­istry of Jus­tice ap­proved pro­gramme helps par­ents fo­cus on the needs of their chil­dren, to sup­port them through the process and make the best pos­si­ble con­tact ar­range­ments. The ses­sions are run in small groups by ex­pe­ri­enced fam­ily work­ers and cover ev­ery­thing from how the Fam­ily Court works to how sep­a­ra­tion af­fects chil­dren. Run on the last Mon­day of each month (May 25) from 1pm-5pm at Barnar­dos, 72 Do­min­ion Rd, Mt. Eden. To en­rol or for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Lesley on 625 3687.

To be in­cluded, con­tact us at least two weeks be­fore your event is due to take place. Fax your de­tails to: 909 6802, email: or write to: What’s On,

PO Box 6341, Welles­ley St, Auck­land 1141. Pref­er­ence will be given to lo­cal, free, com­mu­nity and char­ity events.

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