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