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Com­edy night: The Taka­puna Gram­mar School Com­edy Night fea­tur­ing Paul Ego, Jeremy El­wood and Jamie Bowen. Septem­ber 2, from 7.30pm at Taka­puna Gram­mar School Sport Hall, 210 Lake Rd, Taka­puna. Cost: $30. Tick­ets avail­able from school of­fice or email pta-1@tgs.school.nz

Dance crew: Fresh­mans Dance Crew dancers and chore­og­ra­phers from dif­fer­ent worlds col­lide, in a vi­brant mash-up of hip hop and con­tem­po­rary dance like you’ve never seen before. Septem­ber 3, from 10.30am at the Bruce Ma­son Cen­tre, Taka­puna.

Penin­sula ex­hi­bi­tion: From The Penin­sula will show­case the art­work of nine schools from the Devon­port Penin­sula from year 1 to year 13, cre­at­ing a vis­ual iden­tity for the penin­sula schools. Runs un­til Septem­ber 24, from 12.30pm till 3pm at The LakeHouse Arts Cen­tre, 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Taka­puna. For more in­for­ma­tion go to lake­house­arts.org.nz.

Folk Club: Bev­erly Young per­forms at the East Coast Folk Club. Septem­ber 1, from 8pm till 10.30pm at Tor­bay Se­nior Ci­ti­zens So­cial Cen­ter, 37 Watea Rd, Tor­bay. Earth and Air: Birken­head painter and ce­ram­i­cist Heather Grouden presents ceram­ics inspired by the cliff for­ma­tions below the Chelsea Sugar Works. Runs daily un­til Septem­ber 13, from 10am to 3pm at Northart, Ernie Mays Street, North­cote. For more in­for­ma­tion go to northart.co.nz.

Group Show: Four abstract artists present five or six paint­ings each in a group ex­hi­bi­tion at Northart. Bob Drake and Ray Wilkin­son work in geo­met­ric styles, while the works of Denice Sy­mons and Bil­jana Sn­je­gota are more or­ganic and rep­re­sen­ta­tional. Runs un­til Septem­ber 13, open daily from 10am to 3pm at Northart, Ernie Mays Street, North­cote. For more in­for­ma­tion go to northart.co.nz.

Gen­tle fit­ness: Essentrics is a gen­tle fit­ness pro­gramme for all lev­els, in­clud­ing strength­en­ing, stretch­ing, ton­ing the body, in­creas­ing flex­i­bil­ity and im­prov­ing pos­ture. Start­ing 1 Septem­ber, ev­ery Fri­day from 10-11am at The Angli­can Church Parish Hall, Mil­ford. Cost $5. Bring yoga mat, drink bot­tle and small towel. Con­tact iriscom63@gmail.com. Sub­mit events for What’s On on­line at nbly.nz/nst. Fill out the short on­line form, in­clud­ing the event name and con­tact de­tails. Click ‘‘Sub­mit Event’’ to send it straight to the pa­per. The form will also give you a pre­view of what your list­ing will look like, if pub­lished in the pa­per. You need to send us in­for­ma­tion at least two weeks in ad­vance.

Fall preven­tion: A fun and in­ter­ac­tive pro­gramme de­signed to help se­niors re­tain their in­de­pen­dence and main­tain their health and well­be­ing. Par­tic­i­pants will be guided through a two-anda-half-hour ed­u­ca­tional and gen­tle ex­er­cise ses­sion. Tues­days start­ing Septem­ber 5, from 10am till noon at St Peter’s Angli­can Church Lounge, 11 Kil­lar­ney St, Taka­puna (op­po­site the Bruce Ma­son Cen­tre). Places are lim­ited, so book­ing is es­sen­tial. Con­tact Age Con­cern on 09 489 4975.

Pre-School play: A van full of toys for pre-school­ers to play with and an op­por­tu­nity to meet other par­ents/ care­givers in the com­mu­nity. Septem­ber 4 from 10am till 12pm at the Lake House Arts Cen­tre, Taka­puna. Con­tact Roanna on 021 416 778.

The HealthyLunch­box work­shop will help give you some easy ideas for lunch.

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