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Cheese-mak­ing: Learn how to make soft cheese in this work­shop. July 30, from 1pm till 3pm at

Kaipatiki Project En­vi­ron­ment Cen­tre, 17 Laud­erdale Rd, Birk­dale. Con­tact 09 482 1172. Visit kaipatiki.org.nz.

Heal­ing work­shop: Learn deep breath­ing, vi­su­al­i­sa­tion and pos­i­tive af­fir­ma­tions at this work­shop. July 29, from 2pm at 4.30pm at The Aetherius So­ci­ety, 269 Hinemoa St, Birken­head. All ages. Gen­eral ad­mis­sion $45. Con­tact 09 418 1170. Sign lan­guage: Gain an in­sight­ful un­der­stand­ing of sign lan­guage and the deaf com­mu­nity. Taught by an ex­pe­ri­enced New Zealand Sign Lan­guage tu­tor. July 27, from 7pm at Rawene Cen­tre, Birken­head. Gam­ing work­shop: Learn how to cre­ate con­cept art for games, film and TV. An­i­mate 3D char­ac­ters us­ing Au­todesk Maya. Hands-on in­struc­tion taught by ex­pe­ri­enced pro­fes­sion­als in three-hour work­shops. July 29, from 10am till 1pm at South Seas Film & Tele­vi­sion School, 75 El­lice Rd, Glen­field. Ad­mis­sion free. Con­tact robyn@south­seas.co.nz.

Trainer men­tor­ing: Learn the tip and tricks of hav­ing a suc­cess­ful per­sonal train­ing busi­ness. For those want­ing to take busi­nesses to the next level. July 29, from 1pm till 2pm at Pri­or­ity Fit­ness Gym, 45 Wood­side Ave, North­cote. Con­tact 021 1737 2587. Cost $80.

Belly dance: Come join us for an af­ter­noon of pam­per­ing, Mid­dle East­ern good­ies for sale, Turk­ish treats from Tak­sim Restau­rants, a mini-mar­ket with make-up, jew­ellery, henna, as well as belly danc­ing, an open stage, re­laxed so­cial danc­ing ses­sions, and give­aways. July 30, from 2.30pm till 5.30pm at Taka­puna War Me­mo­rial Hall, 5 The Strand, Taka­puna. Cost $15. Con­tact 021 170 4183. Con­tact phoenix.can­dice@gmail.com. Visit phoenix­bel­ly­dance.co.nz.

Tai chi: Wu Style Tai Chi class taught at Al­bany venue. July 30, from 1.15pm at Al­bany House, Al­bany. Send de­tails for our What’s On col­umn to nsnews@snl.co.nz. Try to send us in­for­ma­tion about two weeks in ad­vance. We need the event name, brief de­tails, cost, date, time and con­tact in­for­ma­tion.

Cin­ema Cafe The­atre, 48-56 Vic­to­ria Rd, Devon­port. Door sales $10.

Blues jam: An af­ter­noon for blues mu­si­cians and fans. Play a few blues tunes with other blues and live mu­sic en­thu­si­asts. Friendly en­vi­ron­ment, easy park­ing, with max­i­mum play­ing time for ev­ery­one. July 30, from 3.30pm at Birken­head Bowl­ing Club, 93 Mokoia Rd, Birken­head. Ad­mis­sion free. Phone Nigel 027 480 7004 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

Col­lege choirs: All choirs are award-win­ners both over­seas and na­tion­ally. July 30, from 2pm at St. Ge­orge’s Pres­by­te­rian Church, 2 The Ter­race, Taka­puna. Cost $5, chil­dren $2. Con­tact 09 480 9395.

Cham­ber con­cert: Ti­mothy Car­pen­ter con­ducts the Devon­port Cham­ber Orches­tra. July 30 from 2pm till 3pm at Holy Trin­ity Church Devon­port. Cost $10. Door sales $10. Te Re­hia: Auck­land Live’s Pick &

Mix per­for­mance, Ruia Te Kakano is told with masks to teach tamariki some ba­sic te reo Maori. Fol­lowed by a work­shop, which uses drama games and ac­tiv­i­ties to learn some ba­sic te reo and find out how the ac­tors work. July 30, from 10.30am till 1pm at Bruce Ma­son Cen­tre, Taka­puna. Ad­mis­sion free.

Live li­brary: East Coast Bays

Li­brary is hold­ing a spe­cial per­for­mance by the in­stru­men­tal duo: in­2strings, per­form­ing a com­bi­na­tion of mod­ern con­tem­po­rary and clas­si­cal ma­te­rial. July 29, from 2pm till 3pm at East Coast Bays Li­brary. At­ten­dance free. Con­tact 09 486 8579.

Folk mu­sic: The East Coast Folk Club wel­comes Scal­ly­wag. Au­gust 4, from 8pm at Tor­bay Se­nior Cit­i­zens So­cial Cen­tre.

from 4pm at Birken­head Li­brary.

Win­ter bush-care: Help keep the bush beau­ti­ful at this event, one in a se­ries of bush-care days run by the Kaipatiki Project in which vol­un­teers will ei­ther pre­pare ar­eas for plant­ing or plant some na­tive trees and shrubs. Bring a spade. July 29, from 10am, op­po­site Hobby Ave off Eskdale Rd. Reg­is­ter at kaipatiki.org.nz.

Holis­tic fair: Come along and meet

read­ers, heal­ers and pur­chase a treat. July 30, from 10am till 3pm at Devon­port Com­mu­nity House. Free en­try. Visit makingachange.co.nz.

Anx­i­ety help: Group for anx­i­ety suf­fer­ers. Chil­dren aged 10 and over are wel­come. Learn ba­sic tools for ev­ery­day use. Au­gust 1, from 7pm at In­ver­ness Room, East Coast Bays Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 2 Glen Rd, Browns Bay. Gold coin do­na­tion. Con­tact elis­a­beth@tap­in­toyou.co.nz.

Shore Ten­pin: A so­cial league of se­nior bowlers, is seek­ing new mem­bers for: Have-A-Go Au­gust. July 27, from 9.30am at Xtreme En­ter­tain­ment, 10 Tar­get Court, Glen­field. Novices wel­come. First visit free. Con­tact Nancy 09 480 1484.

Ladies club: For those re­tired but still young at heart. There are trips, speak­ers and mini groups. Meets once a month on a Fri­day morn­ing. Phone Joan 09 410 9489 or Ca­role on 09 214 3336

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