Manukau Courier : January 25th 2011
22 MANUKAU COURIER, JANUARY 25, 2011 NEWS NOTICES Jobs workshop, Free employment workshops for migrants seeking professional employment in New Zealand tomorrow, January 26, 9.30am at ARMS Manukau Resource Centre, Level 1, 2 Osterley Way. Workshops cover essential topics, job search skills and advice for job seekers. ARMS also helps migrants find about their level of English, English classes or community resources. To make an appointment to meet with Kathleen on January 26 ph: 263-5490. Reading classes, Free reading and writing classes every Wednesday and Friday morning at the Mangere East Community Learning Centre, 372 Massey Rd. Ph: 275-6161. High tea, The Blue Butterfly Trust for Pancreatic Cancer holds a fundraising high tea on January 27, 4pm-7pm at Butterfly Creek, Tom Pearce Drive, Auckland airport. Cost is $40 adult, $20 child -- includes afternoon tea, butterfly house and crocodile attractions, and a glass of champagne for the adults. Ph: Tracey or Josh on 535-8180. Settlement workshop, Free settlement information and planning workshop for migrants is on January 28, 10am-1pm at ARMS Manukau Resource Centre, Level 1, 2 Osterley Way. For people new to New Zealand and returning Kiwis who'd like to know more about services in Manukau. To register ph: 263-5490. Markets start, The Dream Centre hosts Lakewood Markets every Saturday, 6am- noon at the centre, 3 Lakewood Court (opposite Rainbow's End). Arts and craft, clothing, music, food, culture, food court etc. To book a stall ph: 261-2623. English classes, Free English language classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Mangere East Community Learning Centre: Ph: 275-6161. Line dancing, Line dancing classes on Tuesdays and Fridays,10am-noon at Weymouth Cosmopolitan Club, Sykes Rd, Weymouth. Ph: Lyn 266-3315. Country music, South Auckland Country Music and Variety Club meets on February 1, 7pm at Otara Music & Arts Centre recording studio. New members welcome. Ph: 0800-359-480. Orchid society, The South Auckland Orchid Society meets on February 1, and the first Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm at the Senior Citizens Hall, East St, Papakura. All welcome. Ph: John 276-7617. Indian seniors, Indian seniors seniors meet every Wednesday, 9.30am-12.15 pm at Selwyn Centre, 5 Landscape Rd, Papatoetoe. Friendship, gentle exercise, morning tea , laughter and fun. Transport can be arranged. All Indian seniors welcome. Ph: George 250-4772. U3A, Papatoetoe U3A meets on February 2, and every first Wednesday of the month, 9.45am at Acacia Court Hall, 25 Kolmar Rd, Papatoetoe. Guest speaker is Greg Smith on the Historical Landscapes of Volcanoes. Ph: Elaline 278-3601. Breast screening, Free breast screening for women aged 45-69 at BreastScreen Counties Manukau's mobile clinic, February 2-25, in the carpark next to the clock tower in Otara Town Centre. For an appointment ph: 0800-270-200. U3A, Papatoetoe U3A meets on February 2, and every first Wednesday of the month, 9.45am at Acacia Court Hall, 25 Kolmar Rd, Papatoetoe. Guest speaker. Ph: Elaline 278-3601. Ranger walks, Auckland Council park rangers host a free walk and talk at the Maraetai Walkway at Beachlands on February 2, 9.30am. Bookings essential. Ph: 301-0101. 60s Up, The South Auckland branch of the 60s Up Movement meets on February 2, and every first Wednesday of the month, 10am in Methodist Church hall, corner of Alfriston and Great South Rds, Manurewa. Interesting speakers, bus trips and monthly lunches. All welcome. Ph: Betty 266-6860 or Mavis 266-9806. Grandparents, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meets on February 2, and the first Wednesday of the month, 10am-noon at PACT, 311 Great South Rd, Papatoetoe. Ph Virginia: 256-1620. Post-cancer exercise, Encore, a free YMCA exercise programme designed for women who have had breast cancer surgery at any time in their lives, runs every Wednesday for eight weeks from February 2, 7pm-9pm at Longford Park Village, Takanini. Based around pool and floor exercises and relaxation techniques, restores mobility, flexibility and confidence. For enrolment and medical approval forms contact local co-ordinator ph: 0800 ENCORE or see website www.akywca.org.nz to download the forms. Business tax, Free business taxation clinic for migrants on February 3 at ARMS Manukau Resource Centre, Level 1, 2 Osterley Way, Manukau. Clinics cover gst, income tax, PAYE and KiwiSaver. Mandarin, Cantonese and English available. Ph: 263-5490. Kiwanis, Papatoetoe Kiwanis meet on February 3, and every first and third Thursday of the month, 6.30pm at the Papatoetoe Cosmopolitan Club, Dunnotar Rd. Kiwanis is a service organisation focused on the needs of children. New members welcome. Ph: Ken or Pat 266-7744. Singles meet, New Horizons singles friendship group for people aged 40-60 holds its club and new members night on February 3, and the first Thursday of every month, 7pm at Barrel Inn, Cook St, Howick. Monthly programmes of barbecues, outings, dinners, film etc. Come along and meet new friends. Ph: Ingrid on 266 8118. Ratepayers meet, Weymouth Citizens and Ratepayers meet on February 3, and every first Thursday of the month, 7pm at Beihlers Rd Community Hall, Weymouth. All welcome. Ph: Fred 268-2005. Ladies Probus, Papatoetoe West Ladies Probus Club meets on February 4, 10am, at the Methodist Centre, Kolmar Rd, Papatoetoe. Guest speaker each month and morning tea. Any women interested enjoying the company of other women are welcome. Ph: Judith 279-9677. Community dance, Zena and Ken's Community Dance is on February 4, 12.30pm-3pm at Pakuranga Community Hall, 346 Pakuranga (next to KFC). Modern sequence, old time, new vogue. Cost $5 includes home-baked afternoon tea. All welcome. Ph: Zena or Ken 278-7418. Country market, Alfriston Country Market is on February 5, and the first Saturday of the month, 9am-noon, corner of Mill and Alfriston roads. Gifts, goodies, plants, new clothing, refreshments and more. Stall spaces available. The market is run by volunteers and profits are donated to charity. Ph: Gendy 266-5134. Historical society, Manurewa Historical Society meets on February 5, and every first Saturday of the month, 1.30pm in the theatre, Nathan Homestead, Hill Rd. Guest speaker, new members welcome. Ph: Olga 266-7711. Genealogy, Papatoetoe Genealogy meets on February 5, 1pm, at The Depot, 91 Cambridge Terrace. Guest speaker, door charge $3 for members, $4 visitors. All welcome. Ph: Lorraine 276-8426. Country music, Silver Notes Country Music Club holds its club day on February 6, 1pm- 4pm in the Holy Cross Parish hall, corner St George St and Carruth Rd, Papatoetoe. Friendly atmosphere, afternoon tea and plenty of good music with a live band. Ph: 279-4268. Golf croquet, The Manurewa Croquet Club runs golf croquet at the club in Russell Rd, Manurewa. It's suitable for all ages and is easy to learn to play. No special clothingapart from flat-soled shoes. For information about times and days ph: Paddy 267-3211 or Eleanor 268-2245. Scrabble club, Holy Cross Scrabble Club holds its first 2011 meeting on February 7 and then meets every Monday, 12.45pm at the community house, 64 Fairview Rd, next to the Holy Cross Church. New players welcome. Ph: 278-4595. Scouts, St George Scouts meet at Guide Place, off Kolmar Rd, Papatoetoe. Keas age 5-7 Mondays 5pm; Cubs age 8-11 Mondays 6.30pm; Scouts age 12-14 Wednesdays 6.30pm; Venturers age 14-18; Tuesdays 7pm-9pm; $35 per term per child, discounts for family and payment plans available. Ph: 278-2755. Youthline, Youthline holds an eight-week personal development training course starting on February 7, 2011 in Old Papatoetoe. First step in the journey towards becoming a volunteer counsellor on the Youthline helpline. People can also choose to attend as a stand-alone course for personal growth, improved self awareness and communication skills. To register ph: 361-4170. Tea & trains, Old Papatoetoe Railway Station's By The Rails morning tea is on February 8, 10am-11.30am at the station, corner of Tavern Lane and St George St, Papatoetoe. Tea or coffee with a muffin or scone. Proceeds to Railway Preservation Trust. Grey Power, Counties Manukau Grey Power branch committee meets on February 8, and the second Tuesday of every month, 10.30am at Tadmor House, Great South Rd, Manurewa. All welcome. Ph: John 266-7583 or Ron 267-2599. Choral society, South Auckland Choral Society starts rehearsals 1 on February 8, from 7pm at Crossroads Church, Broadway, Papakura. Conductor is John Rosser, one of NZ's leading musicians and conductors, and the first concert, Mozart's Great Mass inC,willbeheldonMay15at the Hawkins Theatre, Papakura. All interested singers are welcome to apply. Basses are particularly welcome. Ph: Lorna on 298-3536. Law course, Mangere Community Law Centre's next Law in Our Communities education programme begins on February 9, for eight weeks every Wednesday 9.30am- 12.30pm. Anyone wanting to learn more about the law and their rights is welcome. Cost $40 includes manual, all materials and morning tea. Ph: Vinita or Ida 275-4310. Scottish dancing, Hillpark Scottish Country Dancing Club beginners class starts on February 9, and the club meets every Wednesday from March 2, 7.30pm -8.30pm at Hillpark School hall, Grandvue Rd, Manurewa. Great aerobic exercise, good music, fun, social dancing, no partner or special clothes needed. Ph: Heather 267-6375 or Sylvia 266-4026. Music lessons, Kedgley Music Centre is taking late enrolments for its after-school music programme at Kedgley Intermediate School, enrolments close February 11 or before if classes fill. Classes run weekdays and Saturday mornings for primary and intermediate school children, starting from age 7. Lessons available in clarinet, drums, flutes, guitar, keyboard, recorder, saxophone, singing, trumpet, ukelele and violin. Some instruments available for hire. Ph: 277-7043. Clevedon festival, Clevedon Lions Club hosts the annual Clevedon Jazz, Wine and Food Festival on February 13, 1pm- 6pm at the Log Cabin, 442 North Rd, Clevedon. Local wines, foods, produce, stalls, community groups and clubs and live bands. Entry $5 adult. Bring a blanket, sunshade and picnic. Plenty of parking. Fertility support, Fertility NZ, the organisation that helps people with fertility issues, is running a contact group to help put people with fertility issues in touch with one another. Meets February 15 and 22 and March 1, 7.30pm- 9.30pm, in Remuera. Cost for three sessions is $10 pp or $20 per couple. Registrations essential, ph: 835-9812 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers needed, Manurewa Citizens Advice Bureau is looking for volunteers and starts its next training course on March 8. As well as time volunteers need to have good listening skills and the ability and desire to learn. In return CAB provides training, supportive colleagues and real people with real issues. Ph: 266-5729. Parents centre, Volunteers needed to help with the the running of Franklin Parents Centre. Variety of roles available. Gain valuable skills, help local families and meet new people. See www.manukauparents centre.org.nz/manukau or ph: Charlie 235-2295. Sea Scouts, Papakura Sea Scouts are now taking registrations from young people aged 6-19 and adults. Sea Scouts teach the life skills of problem-solving, teamwork, citizenship and healthy living and give young people access to a large range of outdoor activities. To become a Scout or an adult leader ph Steven 299-1030. Acromegaly support, A new support group has been formed to provide information and support to people with acromegaly. Ph: Catherine 021-293-5506.
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