Otahuhu historical society, meetings for June, July and August will be held at 1.30pm on the fourth monday as usual in the room at the back of the library, 12 High St. Plenty of parking available. Good speakers, trading table, raffle and afternoon tea or coffee. The museum will be open every wednesday from 10am till noon or by appointment. Phone Mary 276 5109 or ray 276 8225. 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 onehunga.gen.nz for more information. Three Kings Toastmasters, improve your confidence to speak and present in public. Join our 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. Call 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. Mission, free multimedia presentation by Share International NZ, June 27, 7pm-9pm, Ferndale House, 830 New North Rd, Mt Albert, all welcome. Phone 021 0799980. Concert, members of the Organ Piano and Keyboard Society of Auckland (formerly Organ Society of NZ) will present a Variety Concert of light easy listening music on June 28, 2pm–4pm at 98 Captain Springs Road, Onehunga, (Dalewool Auckland Brass Band Hall). Our members will be playing the following instruments. Arnie Rule on Lowrey Organ, Rob & Barbara Powell duets on Clavinova Piano, Lowrey Organ and Tyros 5 Keyboard. Door tickets sales will be $5 which includes light refreshments. Further enquiries to Rob Powell 838 7346. Free Club Physical 10 Week Cancer Wellness Programme, starts June 30, 10am. Free for people with and recovering from cancer. For more details call Sasha 414 3978. Tai chi, free class offered. New intake June 2015. Learn to decrease stress, tension and physical pain. Also improve emotional balance and vitality. Classes at Grey Lynn, Mt Eden, Blockhouse Bay, Mt Albert. Register by June 30 (limited places available) email email@example.com or ph 816 8649. 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 till 9pm – for eight consecutive Wednesdays, finishing August 19. The course is given in Avondale. For more information details please 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Singing, friendship and fun, if you enjoy singing or listening to music, if you play an instrument, can deliver a monologue or recite a poem, then The Singers Club is for you. All welcome to come to an enjoyable evening commemorating the US Independence Day. Onehunga Community House, 83 Selwyn Avenue, July 5, 7.30pm– 9.30pm. Supper provided. Inquiries phone Ashley 622 Probus, the Combined Epsom Probus Club will at St John’s Anglican Church Hall, 6 Chandler Ave, Royal Oak at 10am on July 6. Our speaker this month will be Tony Keegan whose subject will be Mindfulness. New members, both men and women are always welcome. Please telephone Eileen 634 4277. Art demonstration, by Jan Leonard, NZ Fellowship of Artists. Head along to Gifford Gallery, 27a Poronui St, Mt Eden, on July 8, for a calligraphy demonstration by artist Jan Leonard. From 10am to noon. Cost $10 for nonmembers including tea, coffee, refreshments. At Gifford Gallery, 27A Poronui Street, Mt Eden. Organ Piano and Keyboard Society of Auckland Inc, (Formerly Organ Society of NZ), meets every Wednesday from 9.30am to 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. Time out for you, be creative from home. Ladies come and join us with Penny Shivas who has a passion for being creative. She will be your creative coach, give you fun project ideas with photos, flowers, gift wrapping and teach you about fantastic stamping products. July 25, 2pm-4pm, Balmoral Baptist Church, cnr Dominion Road and Queens Ave Balmoral. Gold coin donation please. Register with Margaret, email email@example.com or phone 625 9262. STARS Dance Movement Therapy Groups, register now for Term 3. For children on the autism spectrum and related disorders including ADHD, anxiety, PDD and developmental delays. Programme activities include dance, movement, music, play and body awareness with a focus on developing social skills and emotional literacy. Weekly starting July 28, in Onehunga and Mt Albert, from preschool to teenage years. Women’s Outdoor Pursuits, women of all ages who enjoy the bush and would like to refresh your skills in the outdoors. Join our Women’s Outdoor Pursuits introductory course on August 1 and 8. Visit: www.wops.co.nz to enrol or ring Anne at 480 5424. Selwyn Centre at Royal Oak, 6 Chandler Ave. Tuesdays 9.30am–noon, cost $3. A warm welcome. Truly sociable folk. Loads of fun. Not ‘churchy’ at all. You deserve an outing. Come join us. Contact Heather CorlettKristensen 021 0502 987. 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 pingyin (phonetic symbols). All welcome. At 195 Manukau Road, Epsom.