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