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One­hunga Com­mu­nity House, fundrais­ing Mother’s Day af­ter­noon tea. May 9, 2pm4pm, $25pp in­cludes en­ter­tain­ment. Bookings es­sen­tial. Ph 636 9900. Free con­cert, fea­tur­ing the many beau­ti­ful med­i­ta­tive com­po­si­tions by mu­si­cian­com­poser Sri Chin­moy. Cel­e­brated women’s vo­cal/ in­stru­men­tal group Ag­nikana & Friends from the Czech Repub­lic will be of­fer­ing this free con­cert as part of their world tour, on May 9 at 7.30pm, 449 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden Vil­lage. Just turn up on the day. In­quiries call or text 027 2881424. Fi­nal Book Fair, The an­nual Ep­som Ro­tary Book Fair will be held at Mt Eden War Me­mo­rial Hall, 489 Do­min­ion Road. 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 to 5pm on May 9; and 9am to 3pm on May 10. $10 door charge for first hour Satur­day. Call David 021 677 351 for de­tails. Mt Roskill Probus Club, next meet­ing May 11. Guest Dianne Ken­ter­dine will speak on the topic of cheese tast­ing. Our club pro­vides fun, friend­ship, fel­low­ship and in­ter­est­ing speak­ers for re­tired men and women. Meets at St John’s Pres­by­te­rian Church, 422 Mt Al­bert Rd on the sec­ond Mon­day of the month at 10am pre­ceded by morn­ing tea at 9.30am. We wel­come vis­i­tors and new mem­bers. 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 to 12pm. ‘‘Ex­plor­ing the cre­ative free­dom of the paint brush’’ by Lance O’Gorman in acrylics. $10 for non-mem­bers in­clud­ing tea / cof­fee / re­fresh­ments. Money Man­age­ment Course, The CAP Money Course is a free, money man­age­ment course that teaches peo­ple bud­get­ing skills and a sim­ple sys­tem that re­ally works. This course will help you pri­or­i­tize the things that are im­por­tant to you, man­age any debt that you have, live well within your means and save for your fu­ture – just as it has for thou­sands of New Zealan­ders. Run over three Wed­nes­day nights in Royal Oak. Course starts May 13, 7.30pm-9pm. Con­tact Jan Cleave 634 3419 029 772 1139 or cleave­fam­ily@out­look.co.nz to en­rol or find out more. Three Kings Toast­mas­ters, Im­prove your con­fi­dence to speak and present in public. We meet ev­ery sec­ond Thurs­day evening from 7pm to 9.30pm at the Fick­ling Cen­tre 546 Mt Al­bert Road, 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. UFOs and their Spir­i­tual Mission, free mul­ti­me­dia pre­sen­ta­tion by Share In­ter­na­tional NZ, May 16, 7pm-9pm, Mt Eden Vil­lage Cen­tre, 449 Mt Eden Rd, all wel­come. Phone 021 079 9980. Chil­dren’s sto­ry­book yoga, May 16 and June 13. From 11am – 11.30am, for 5 – 8 years. From 12pm – 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, 9.30am – 2pm at Block­house Bay Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 524 Block­house Bay Road, Block­house Bay. 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 hy­at­tfam@xtra.co.nz 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, so they can 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 Road, Mt. Eden. To en­rol or for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Lesley on 625 3687. Auck­land Grey Power An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing, May 28, 1pm – 1.45 pm to be held in the Fick­ling Cen­tre, 546 Mt Al­bert Rd, un­der­neath the Mt Roskill li­brary. Pre­sen­ta­tion by Anne-Marie Coury, pres­i­dent, and elec­tion of new com­mit­tee mem­bers. Doors open 12.30pm so you can pay fees and reg­is­ter to vote. Come and find out about our cheaper elec­tric­ity deal for mem­bers. At 2 pm, our guest speaker is the Hon Win­ston Peters. Mem­ber’s friends and neigh­bours and mem­bers of the public are all wel­come. Re­fresh­ments fol­low, gold coin do­na­tion re­quested. All in­quiries to Jens Meder ph 846 2525. An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing, Mount Eden Maun­gawhau Vil­lage Cen­ter So­ci­ety Inc. May 27, 7.30pm. The Vil­lage Cen­tre, Cor­ner Mt Eden Rd and Ngau­ruhoe St. Mt Eden. Thumbs Up Adventure Club, in­vites you to join us on May 30 for an ed­u­ca­tional and in­for­ma­tive guided vol­cano walk on Man­gere moun­tain. Our guest ge­ol­o­gist will guide and ex­plain how a vol­cano is born and also ex­am­ine rock for­ma­tion. Con­tact Mike 0274 784 779. For past and fu­ture events check out our web­site, see tuac.co.nz

To be in­cluded, con­tact us at least two weeks be­fore your event is due to take place. Fax your de­tails to: 909 6802, email: edcl@snl.co.nz or write to: What’s On, Cen­tral Leader, PO Box 6341, Welles­ley St, Auck­land 1141. Pref­er­ence will be given to lo­cal, free, com­mu­nity and char­ity events.

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