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 email@example.com 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. co.nz 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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@ gmail.com or see edenarts. co.nz 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 cornwallpark.co.nz 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 email@example.com 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 cornwallpark.co.nz 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.
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