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Be­reave­ment Sup­port Group, The Grief Cen­tre runs a va­ri­ety of be­reave­ment sup­port groups which run over an eight-week pe­riod, look­ing at dif­fer­ent as­pects of loss and grief each week. Par­tic­i­pants will also have the op­por­tu­nity to talk about their loss with oth­ers who have been through sim­i­lar ex­pe­ri­ences, and re­flect on the changes this has brought to their lives. This group is fa­cil­i­tated by qual­i­fied coun­sel­lors. Costs $40 for the eight weeks. Up­com­ing group start­ing early June in Pon­sonby. Reg­is­tra­tions es­sen­tial. Ph 418 1457 or email info@grief­cen­tre.org.nz for in­for­ma­tion about this group and oth­ers around Auck­land. The Com­bined Ep­som Probus Club, will have a ‘‘Play Away Day’’ to en­joy a mid win­ter Christ­mas din­ner in­stead of our usual June meet­ing. We will re­sume our nor­mal meet­ing place at St John’s Angli­can Church Hall, 6 Chan­dler Ave, Royal Oak, at 10am July 6. New mem­bers al­ways wel­come. Please tele­phone Eileen 634 4277. Stamp Ex­hi­bi­tion and Fair, So­ci­ety’s An­nual Ex­hi­bi­tion is be­ing held at the Mt Eden War Me­mo­rial Hall, 487 Do­min­ion Road, on June 6, 10am-4pm and June 7, 10am-3pm. Com­pet­i­tive ex­hibits of stamps. Free en­try, free sou­venir, deal­ers in at­ten­dance. All wel­come. Phone Brian 620 5843. Golf cro­quet, come to our Open Day at Mt Al­bert Cro­quet Club, 50 Lloyd Ave, on June 7, 2pm or come any Satur­day at 10am or Wed­nes­day at 2pm and have a go at play­ing golf cro­quet. Morn­ing/af­ter­noon tea pro­vided and the first few vis­its are free. Ph Anne 626 7643. Po­etry and song, the Singers Club in­vite one and all to an en­joy­able evening of po­etry and song com­mem­o­rat­ing our World War I sol­diers. One­hunga Com­mu­nity House, 83 Sel­wyn Ave. June 7, 7.30pm-9.30pm, $5 charge. Supper in­cluded. In­quiries phone Ash­ley 622 1737. Flo­ral art, have you al­ways wanted to cre­ate fab­u­lous de­signs with flow­ers and plant ma­te­rial? Come along to our Flo­ral Art Club at the Hor­ti­cul­tural Rooms, 990 Gt North Rd, West­ern Springs. We of­fer work­shops, demon­stra­tions and the op­por­tu­nity to take part and en­joy flo­ral designing through­out the Auck­land area. Begin­ners and vis­i­tors are very wel­come. Our next club day is June 8. Con­tact Verna phone 817 7677 or email bvhar­till@gmail.com for more in­for­ma­tion. Ep­som & Eden Dis­trict His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, meet at Ep­som Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 202 Gil­lies Ave, June 8 at 7.30pm. Speaker Dr Basil Hutchinson, his topic is Hy­drother­apy and Wa­ter­ing Places of the World. All wel­come. Phone 636 5001. Mt Roskill Probus Club, next meet­ing June 8. El­iz­a­beth Paton-Simp­son will be our guest speaker, telling us about her in­volve­ment in com­mu­nity devel­op­ment. 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 9.30. Vis­i­tors and new mem­bers are al­ways wel­come. In­quiries to Bill at 626 6925. One­hunga Toast­mas­ters, if you’re in­ter­ested in im­prov­ing your public speak­ing and lead­er­ship skills then One­hunga Toast­mas­ters is the right place for you. A friendly, sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ment with a great at­mos­phere. Come and see for your­self. We meet ev­ery sec­ond Wed­nes­day, 7pm-9pm at the One­hunga Com­mu­nity House. Room 8, 83 Sel­wyn St, One­hunga. Up­com­ing meet­ings are June 10 and June 24. Sim­ply turn up or con­tact Jim Walker on 021 274 6060 or visit our web­site http://one­hunga. gen.nz for more in­for­ma­tion. Art demon­stra­tion by Jan Hart, NZ Fel­low­ship of Artists. Head along to Gif­ford Gallery, 27a Poronui St, Mt Eden, on June 10 for a demon­stra­tion with lay­ers of var­i­ous ma­te­ri­als, plus acrylics – hav­ing fun with a chopped-up credit card. From 10am-noon. Cost $10 non-mem­bers. At Gif­ford Gallery, 27a Poronui St, Mt Eden. Feed­back wanted, when some­one in your fam­ily ex­pe­ri­ences men­tal health or ad­dic­tion prob­lems what has been help­ful to you as a whanau mem­ber? Fam­ily Whanau North, a re­gional ad­vo­cacy group, is seek­ing feed­back to let men­tal health ser­vices know what out­comes fam­i­lies most want. The Men­tal Health Com­mis­sioner will also present on the Real Time Feed­back project. June 11, 5.30pm-8pm at Matariki, 492 Great South Rd, Otahuhu, ph Leigh 307 4949 ext 26520 for more de­tails. 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. Our next meet­ings are on June 11 and June 25. Con­tact Kevin Prohl at 0274 933 186 or email kevin@speech­works. co.nz, or just pop along on the night. Auck­land Re­gional Mi­grant Ser­vices Char­i­ta­ble Trust (ARMS), is hold­ing an em­ploy­ment work­shop for new mi­grants on June 11 from 9.15am-3pm at St He­liers Church and Com­mu­nity Cen­tre at 100 St He­liers Bay Rd. It will pro­vide guid­ance on writ­ing a CV and cover let­ter, per­form­ing well in a job in­ter­view and com­mu­ni­cat­ing in the New Zealand work­place. It is free for mi­grants that have been in New Zealand for less than two years and who hold a full work or res­i­dency visa. Con­tact ARMS on 625 2440 or email re­cep­tion@armsmrc.org.nz for in­for­ma­tion. Chil­dren’s sto­ry­book yoga, June 13. From 11am11.30am, 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. Mon­ster garage sale, at Bal­moral Church Op Shop, June 13, 8am to 11am, 258 San­dring­ham Rd. Cloth­ing, shoes, books, bags, bric a brac, records, DVDs and jew­ellery. Grab-a-Bag Sale, all pro­ceeds go­ing to Dress for Suc­cess Auck­land. Pay $20 to fill a shop­ping bag with loads of fab­u­lous new and pre-loved cloth­ing, shoes and ac­ces­sories, or up­size to a large bag for $60. June 13, 10am-2pm. At Dress for Suc­cess, 4 Bos­ton Rd, Mt Eden. EFT­POS or cash only. No re­funds. No prams/ bug­gies within the show­room.

If so come along to our monthly meet­ing at the Se­nior Cit­i­zens Rooms, War Me­mo­rial Hall, 487 Do­min­ion Rd, Mt Eden at 1.30pm Mon­day June 15. This month’s speaker if from Net­safe and the sub­ject is Spam. Any queries con­tact Bill on 845 5366. Speaker, June 16, 11 am-1pm at Block­house Bay Li­brary, 578 Block­house Bay Rd. Come and hear Max Cryer talk about his new book.

sheds light on all things fe­line, from their phys­i­cal make-up to their unique habits and be­hav­iours, as well as their place in his­tory and the roles they have played in films, car­toons and lit­er­a­ture. The talk will start at 11am, to be fol­lowed by tea and bis­cuits and a chance to talk to the au­thor. Copies of the book will be avail­able for pur­chase. Ep­som Com­mu­nity Gar­den, host­ing a bus trip to the Hamil­ton Gar­dens on June 17, cost $20. For more in­for­ma­tion and bookings con­tact Jenny Wood, ph 638 7403 or email r.j.wood@xtra.co.nz Mt Al­bert Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion, An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing. June 22, 7.30pm. Gar­lick Room, YMCA Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 773 New North Rd, Mt Al­bert. All are wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion and nom­i­na­tion forms email MARAsec­re­tary@ mtal­bert.co.nz. Vol­un­teers needed, for Amitabha Hospice, free com­pas­sion­ate care for the el­derly and the in­cur­ably ill through­out Auck­land. Our next free care­giver vol­un­teer train­ing will start July 1 from 6.30pm-9pm – for eight con­sec­u­tive Wed­nes­days, fin­ish­ing Au­gust 19. The course is given in Avon­dale. For more in­for­ma­tion de­tails go to amitab­ha­hos­pice.org or call 828 3321. In­ter­na­tional choir con­cert, The Choir of Christ’s Col­lege Cam­bridge will present a con­cert in aid of ‘Sea­sons One­hunga’ Grief and Loss Sup­port Ser­vices, Auck­land at St Peter’s Angli­can Church, One­hunga, on July 3 at 7.30pm. This is a chance to hear a world class choir. CDs will be on sale af­ter the con­cert. Price $20, chil­dren un­der 10 are free. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and to ob­tain tick­ets please con­tact: st.peters@ihug.co.nz or 636 6368. Free pre­sen­ta­tion, about glau­coma. Speaker, Dr He­len Danesh-Meyer, eye spe­cial­ist. July 4, 10am-11.30am at Alexan­dra Park Func­tion Cen­tre, Green Lane West, Gate B, Hob­son Room, Level 3. Free ad­mis­sion. Friends and fam­ily wel­come. Ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion. Or­gan Pi­ano and Key­board So­ci­ety of Auck­land Inc, (For­merly Or­gan So­ci­ety of NZ), meets ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 9.30am-2.30pm at 98 Cap­tain Springs Rd, One­hunga. To en­cour­age new membership the So­ci­ety is now go­ing to ex­tend their meet­ing days to the third Sun­day of the month. The first meet­ing will be on July 19, 2pm-4pm. The so­ci­ety has a Rodgers Theatre Or­gan, Lowrey Or­gan, Yamaha Clavi­nova Pi­ano and Yamaha PSR 8000 key­board for mem­bers to play. The so­ci­ety is seek­ing new mem­bers, or come as a ca­sual vis­i­tor for a small ad­mis­sion charge of $5.

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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