English Language Partners, Free English classes are now available at Stoddard Road and Wesley Community Centre for refugees and migrants with less than 9 years formal education in your own country. Classes are for 10 hours a week. Contact 09 827 7882 for more information. 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 ping-yin (phonetic symbols). All welcome. At 195 Manukau Road, Epsom. Friends of Maungawhau Inc, is an active volunteer group caring for Mt Eden. We 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, please phone 630 7010, write to email@example.com, 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 Onehunga Mahjong Group, holidays) from 1pm to 4pm and new members are welcome. If interested phone Denny 626 7337 or Joan 620 4655 and come along. Learn traditional folk dances, from South America on Wednesdays 7.30pm to 9.00pm at Dutch House, 123 Rockfield Rd, Penrose. For more information text 021 156 Women’s dinner club, a group of ladies who meet at the Onehunga RSA, corner of The Mall and Prices St, first Wednesday of each month for dinner, guest speakers and entertainment. New members welcome. Phone Joan 620 4655 or Gill 524 6151. Auckland Central Aglow, men and women welcome to attend Auckland Central Aglow, June 18, 10am at Three Kings Congregational Church, 515 Mt Albert Rd. Guest speaker is clinical psychologist, Jenny Sharkey, followed by a shared lunch. More info from Ailex ph 950 4030. Blockhouse Bay Quilter’s Circle, meets on the third Saturday afternoon of each month in the Community Room under the Church of the Saviour, Heaphy Street. Next meeting June 20, 1-4pm when the Breast Cancer fundraising quilt will be assembled. Car park on Kinross St. Contact Mary 820 4421 or Nicky 627 5864. Afternoon tea, come and join Dr Parmjeet Parmar National Party List MP and Mark Mitchell, National Party MP for Rodney for an afternoon tea on June 20 at 3.30pm at Frolic Cafe, 653 Manukau Rd, Royal Oak. Coffee or tea provided. Time out for you, Go more raw. Real food – real results. Ladies come and join us with Christine Smith who has many years’ experience with a gentle and encouraging approach, achieving balance without extremism. June 20, 2-4pm, Balmoral Baptist Church, cnr Dominion Road and Queens Ave Balmoral. Gold coin donation. Please register with Margaret, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 625 9262. Auckland Herb Society, is holding a seminar featuring two speakers. South Pacific College of Natural Medicine deputy director Robyn Carruthers will discuss using herbs to reduce stress. Nicky Reynolds from the Auckland Botanical Gardens will present her experiences of UK and USA gardens as part of the Friends of Auckland Botanic Gardens Buchanan Award 2013. The seminar is being held on June 20 from 1.30pm till 4.30pm at the Horticulture Centre, 990 Great North Rd, Western Springs. Afternoon tea will be supplied, there will be a raffle and a plant trading table. Tickets cost $5 for financial members and $10 for visitors. Phone Lynn on 818 4348, or Helen on 479 7344 for information. International Yoga Day, cultivating peace and harmony worldwide. Featuring Radha (Meditation NZ), Kara Leah-Grant (The Yoga Lunchbox), Yoga Rhythms (R.I.A.& Kara Leah-Grant), Nikki Ralston (Urban Ashram), Kirtan (MeditationNZ). June 20, 10am -2pm. Mt Albert War Memorial Hall, 751 New North Rd. BYO yoga mat. Free entry. Ph 302 2332 or see New Lynn Lions Monster $1 book sale, 8am to 4pm, June 20. We have thousands of new and second hand books all for only $1 each. See our selection of CDs, videos, records toys and magazines. We will take your old books if they are in good condition. All proceeds go to local charities. Onehunga R.S.A. Indoor Market, held in the downstairs lounge every first and third Sunday of each month, first one is on June 21. All hand crafted, quality goods on sale. If you are interested in holding a stall then get in touch with Grant on 021 293 8691, or, email@example.com or enquire at the Onehunga R.S.A. on 636 6644. Mount Albert Residents’ Association, Annual General Meeting. June 22, 7.30pm. Garlick Room, YMCA Community Centre, 773 New North Road, Mt Albert. All welcome. For more information and nomination forms please email: MARAsecretary@mtalbert.org.nz 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 Street, Onehunga. Upcoming meeting June 24. Simply turn up or contact Jim Walker on 021 274 6060 or visit our website http://onehunga.gen.nz for more information. Three Kings Toastmasters, improve your confidence to speak and present in public. Join our warm fun friendly exciting club and experience the Toastmasters world famous methods that will help you do so. We meet every second Thursday evening from 7pm to 9.30pm at the Fickling Centre 546 Mt Albert Road, below the Library building. Lots of free parking and a complimentary buffet for all. Our next meetings are on June 25 and July 9. Contact Kevin Prohl at 0274 933 186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or just pop along on the night. Pt Chevalier, annual get together, from 1930s to 1970s, June 27 at 1pm, Pt Chevalier RSA, Great North Rd. Contact Elaine 626 7877 for information. UFOs and their Spiritual Mission, free multimedia presentation by Share International NZ, June 27, 7pm-9pm, Ferndale House, 830 New North Rd, Mt Albert, all welcome. Phone 021 079 9980.
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