Free Chinese (Mandarin) storytime, Epsom community library, every Friday at 11am. Songs and stories presented in Mandarin. Join us to encourage your preschooler or junior schooler’s love of books and reading, learn some pingyin (phonetic symbols). All welcome. At 195 Manukau Rd, Epsom. Friends of Maungawhau Inc, welcome new members who would like to join our activities, learn more about Auckland’s volcanic cones and their management, and contribute to shaping our future. For more information, phone 630 7010, write to info@ maungawhau.co.nz, or see maungawhau.co.nz for details. Overeaters Anonymous, Is food a problem for you? Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you binge, purge or restrict? Is weight affecting your life? Contact Overeaters Anonymous on 376 3068 or see www.oa.org. Girls’ table tennis coaching group, free for June, all girls welcome. Thursdays 5.30pm7pm. At 99a Gillies Ave, Newmarket. Ph 520 2291 or Bereavement Support Group, The Grief Centre runs a variety of bereavement support groups 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 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. Stamp Exhibition and Fair, The Auckland Philatelic Society’s Annual Exhibition is being held at the Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 487 Dominion Rd, 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 invites 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 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, meets 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.