Owairaka Athletics, preseason training for children. Starts August 1, 6pm. Clubrooms, Sandringham Road Ext, Mt Roskill. Contacts Syd Morrow, 827 3680. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Bridge, every year The Mt Albert Bridge Club conducts beginner classes and improver classes for those wishing to learn bridge or to improve their standard of play. The next learner classes commence on July 1, 7.30pm and continue for 15 weeks and are held in our clubroom in the Mt Albert War Memorial Reserve in 751 New North Road. A 15-week session for improvers is also held at the same venue and at the same time. Everyone is most welcome. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t played cards before and it doesn’t matter what age group you are in. Those interested please contact Arch Jelley, email@example.com or 817 2069. The Secret of the Heart, Avatar Adi Da Samraj teachings on realising Reality Itself – our native condition of transcendental and spiritual happiness. Join us for a guided meditation and a video introduction. Check out http://adidamaucklandevents. vpweb.co.nz/ . Free introduction held on July 2 from 7.30-9pm, at Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Road, Auckland. Register by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 838 9114. 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. 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 – 930pm. Supper provided. Inquiries phone Ashley 622 1737. Golf croquet, come to our open day at Mt Albert Croquet Club 50 Lloyd Avenue on July 5 at 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 Dianna 846 1980. 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 10 am to 12 noon. Cost $10 for non-members including tea, coffee,refreshments. At Gifford Gallery, 27A Poronui Street, Mt Eden. Auckland Parents of Deaf Children, is a social group for families with a deaf or hearing impaired child. Join our school holiday event at Inflatable World, 911 Dominion Rd, July 8 from 11 am – 1 pm. Children need to wear socks. Free entry for families with a deaf or hearing-impaired child. Contact us first by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/text on 022 0842 244. 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 July 9 and 23. Contact Kevin Prohl at 0274 933 186 or email email@example.com, or just pop along on the night. Mt Albert Historical Society, July 11, 2pm, at the Mount Albert Baptist Church Lounge,732 New North Road, Mt Albert. Our speaker is Peter Crossley. Peter is a renowned speleologist whose previous talk to us on the caves of Auckland was very well attended, so he’s back by popular request, specifically on the caves of Mt Albert. Entrance, $2, tea and coffee will be served. All welcome. Mt Roskill Probus Club, next meeting July 13. Our guest speaker will be Dr Winifred Murray, telling us about restorative justice – what it is and what it achieves. 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 10 am preceded by morning tea at 9.30. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Inquiries to Bill at 626 6925. Toastmasters, would like to gain confidence and learn speaking and communication skills while having fun. We can help. Why not give it a try, come and join us. Fortnightly meetings. Next, July 14, 7.25pm to 9.30pm. Church Hall, 67 Victoria Street, Onehunga. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0282 414 805. SeniorNet Auckland, monthly meeting at 10am on July 14, in the Onehunga RSA, 57 Princes Street. Ewart Barnsley, public relations manager for the Waterview Connection Project will give a presentation on the scope and progress of this major undertaking. Visitors are welcome to attend. For further information, call 634 8341. Music, poetry, piping and song. The Robert Burns Association invite one and all to a friendly afternoon, July 18, 2pm-4pm at the Masonic Centre, 59 Grey Street,Onehunga. Inquiries phone Janet, 376 4448. 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. The Fair, Blockhouse Bay’s antiques, collectables and crafts fair. July 19, 9.30am-2pm at Blockhouse Bay Community Centre, 524 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay. Entry is $2 per adult, children free. Proceeds to upkeep of Armanasco House in Blockhouse Bay’s main street. Contact Sue on 445 1227 or email@example.com for more information. SeniorNet Eden-Roskill, will be holding its monthly meeting on July 20 at the Senior Citizens Rooms, Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 487 Dominion Rd, Mt Roskill. This month’s speaker is Padmini from the Blockhouse Bay branch of the library who will be explaining the new e-books programme available from all the Auckland Libraries. The meeting starts at 1.30pm and admission is free and open to all. English conversation classes, for newcomers to NZ wanting to learn and improve their skill in speaking English, at Blockhouse Bay Baptist Church, 504 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Thursday afternoons, 1-2.45pm. The lessons are based on topics of practical interest to newcomers to NZ with plenty of conversation practice. Term classes commence July 23. To enrol, or for further information, contact Ann, 626 5504, or the church office, 626 6980. Friends of Maungawhau Inc, will hold their AGM at Eden Garden on July 25. The AGM will be followed by a guided walk led by geologist Dr Bruce Hayward, through Eden Garden and up to the summit of Maungawhau. Meet at 1pm at the garden entrance for free admission. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call April on 631 0057. 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, 2-4pm, 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.
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