Manukau Courier : January 27th 2011
13 MANUKAU COURIER, JANUARY 27, 2011 NEWS NOTICES Country music, Seabreeze Country Music Club holds its club night tonight, January 27, 7pm-10pm at the Manukau Cruising Club, Orpheus Drive. Excellent band, open mike. All welcome. Ph: Junior 266-4908. Settlement workshop, Free settlement information and planning workshop for migrants is on tomorrow, 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. Prison bus, The Waikeria prison visitors' bus picks up passengers in south Auckland on January 30, and every last Sunday of the month. Ph: 275-6161 or 021-299-9491. 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. Ta'i chi, Free ta'i chi classes every Tuesday, 12.30pm at the Mangere East Community Learning Centre. Ph: 275-6161. 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 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. 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. 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 Otara Town Centre clock tower. 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 Beach- lands 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 roads, Manurewa. Interesting speakers, bus trips and monthly lunches. All welcome. Ph: Betty 266-6860 or Mavis 266 -9806. Parenting class, Free positive parenting workshops at the Mangere East Community Learning Centre. Ph: 275-6161. 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. Toastmasters, MITe Speakers Toastmasters Club meets on February 2, and every second Wednesday, 6.30pm at Manukau Institute of Technology, Room ND301. Develop confidence in a friendly atmosphere. Visitors welcome. Ph: Lance 027-241-4805. 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. Book Bites, Manukau City Centre Library's Book Bites morning tea on February 3 at 10am features guest speaker Lam Song who talks about Chinese New Year and culture. All welcome. Ph: Shanta 262-1819. 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 meets 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 Tce. 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 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 clothing required apart from flat-soled shoes. For information 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 aged 5 to 7 Mondays 5pm; Cubs age 8 to 11 Mondays 6.30pm; Scouts age 12 to 14 Wednesdays 6.30pm; Venturers age 14 to 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 develop- ment training course starting on February 7 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 communi- cation 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, 11am 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 on February 8, from 7pm at Crossroads Church, Broadway, Papakura. Conductor is John Rosser, one of New Zealand's leading musicians and conductors, and the first concert, Mozart's Great Mass in C, will be held on May 15 at 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, ukulele and violin. Some instruments available for hire. Ph: 277-7043. Quilters meet, Counties Manukau Quilters Guild meets February 12, and the second Saturday of each month, 10am-2pm in the Old Central School, Wood St, Papakura. Anyone interested in patchwork/quilting welcome to join. Bring your own lunch. Ph: Mae 274-9325. Ostomy society, Auckland Ostomy Society meets on February 12, 10.30am at the Auckland Cancer Society rooms, Domain Lodge, Grafton. Speaker: Shona Grundy. Everyone welcome, morning tea supplied. Ph: 524-4582. Evacuees, The Auckland branch of the Evacuees Reunion Association meets on February 12, 1.30pm at the Guide Centre, 132 Grange Rd, Mt Eden (behind Davis Funeral Parlour). All evacuees, partners and friends welcome. Admission $1, bring a small small plate to share for afternoon tea. Remember your luggage label. Ph: Aline 626-7758. Birthday bash, Allergy New Zealand holds its 30th birthday bash on February 13, from 10.30am at Rocket Park, Mt Albert. Allergy-friendly barbecue and food from The Library Cafe, games for the kids, face painting, stalls, live music from singer-songwriter Phil Madsen and host Robert Scott. Meet other families from around Auckland. The first 200 people will receive a free goodie bag. See www. allergy.org.nz or ph: 0800- 34-0800. 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. Ladies Probus, Papatoetoe Ladies Probus meets on February 15, and every third Tuesday of the month, 10am in the Methodist Church hall, Kolmar Rd. Ph: Laura 278-7811. Coffee morning, Papatoetoe Library's Coffee-on-Tuesdays morning tea on February 15, 10.30am features guest speaker Brian Gidley from the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society.Ph: Sharleen 278-4392. 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 $10pp or $20 per couple. Registrations essential, ph: 835-9812 or email: cg.fnzauckland@ gmail.com. Volunteers needed, Manurewa Citizens Advice Bureau is looking for volunteers and starts its next training course on March 8.Ph: 266-5729.
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