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