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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 info@maun­, or see maun­ 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 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 redl­izzie@hot­ 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, 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@mtal­ 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://one­ 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 kevin@speech­, 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.

This list­ings col­umn is a free ser­vice for com­mu­nity groups in the cen­tral Auck­land area. Please email your no­tice to at least two weeks in ad­vance of your event. In­clu­sion is at the editor’s dis­cre­tion. Pref­er­ence is given to free events, not­for-prof­its, com­mu­nity meet­ings and char­ity events.

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