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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 Rd, 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 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 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. In­quiries to Bill at 626 6925. 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. Ukulele for you, free ukulele ses­sion for begin­ners. May 13, 3pm-5pm at Mt Roskill Li­brary for NZ Mu­sic Month. Bring your own in­stru­ment or use one of our ones. Help oth­ers along the way and have fun. 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 pri­ori­tise 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. The Ep­som Herb Group, meet on May 14 at 10am at the Ep­som Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 200 Gil­lies Ave, Ep­som. Speaker is Kath­rina Muller who will talk on biose­cu­rity of New Zealand’s bor­ders. Herb of the month is tanekaha. Con­tact Jane 630 3076. 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 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. 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. Cof­fee morn­ing, come and have a cof­fee with Dr Par­m­jeet Par­mar, Na­tional Party List MP and Jami-Lee Ross, MP for Botany on May 16, 11am in The Tulip Cafe, 8 Carr Rd, Mt Roskill. 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. Po­etry, mu­sic, pip­ing and song. The Rob­bie Burns As­so­ci­a­tion in­vite one and all to a friendly af­ter­noon, May 16 2pm – 4pm at the Ma­sonic Cen­tre, 59 Grey St, One­hunga. In­quiries phone Janet Wil­liamson 376 4448. St Thomas School Book & DVD Fair Fundraiser, May 17, 9am to 1pm in the school hall. Cor­ner of Al­lum Street and Ko­hi­marama Road. Good qual­ity used books can be dropped off be­fore May 17 to the school of­fice dur­ing of­fice hours. Em­broi­der­ers and Lace­mak­ers Guild, meets first and third Sun­day of the month (May 17, June 7) at 39 Fair­fax Ave, Pen­rose, from 10am to 3pm. Bring your own project to work on. Work­shops, dis­plays and spe­cial events held pe­ri­od­i­cally. All lev­els are wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion phone Karin 5212 757. The Fair, May 17, 9.30am – 2pm at Block­house Bay Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 524 Block­house Bay Rd, 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. Se­niorNet Eden-Roskill, is hold­ing their monthly meet­ing on Mon­day May 18 at the Mt Eden Se­nior Cit­i­zens Club Rooms, 487 Do­min­ion Rd, Mt Eden, at 1.30pm. This month’s speaker will be from Auck­land Trans­port and the sub­ject will be on the Hop card sys­tem . If you are over 50 and in­ter­ested in com­put­ing we will be pleased to see you. There is no ad­mis­sion charge. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion call Bill on 845 5366. Royal Oak Ladies Probus Club, for re­tired women. Next meet­ing May 18 at 10 am at St John’s Angli­can Church, 6 Chan­dler Ave, Royal Oak. Our guest speaker this month is Lisa Trotman who will be speak­ing on old build­ings that have dis­ap­peared from Auck­land. We also have a monthly out­ing. Do come and join us for fun and friend­ship. For fur­ther de­tails please ph Pam on 624 3499.

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