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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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