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6 — Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 www.times.co.nz Icy plunge time returns DON’T be surprised if a high profile smile beams from a wetsuit at Howick Beach this Sunday. Not only is Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross going to formally open the annual midwinter swim at Howick Beach on June 16, but he intends to abandon his parliamentary weekday attire and take to the water with the intention of completing the one kilometre course. This year’s swim is the eighth staged by the Howick Lions Club and all funds raised will again be donated to Coastguard Howick. Last year, the Lions presented the Howick sea rescue volunteers with its biggest cheque so far of $1000. Event organiser Tom Owen, of Howick Lions, says more than $6000 has been collected for them over the eight years. The swim is being staged a little earlier in the season this year because, Mr Owen says, its timing is largely governed by getting as close to a Sunday morning when the tide is in at Howick Beach and close to midwinter. “It’s not as easy as it sounds.” About 20 people usually take the dip, many donned in a variety of weird and wacky gear. Wetsuits are compulsory for those tackling the 1km swim, usually about 20 people, dependent on the weather. Prizes are awarded for the best fancy dress or period costume and to the winner of the 1km swim, while all participants get a hot drink and certificate of bravery. Registrations and briefings start at 10.30am and the swim gets under way at 11.30am. Entry is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Sponsor forms and information is available by phoning Tom Owen on 533-4551, or online at www.howicklions. org.nz/events. BOTANY BEAT is a free community notice-board for non-profit groups. Send notices to email@example.com, fax 271 8073, post to PO Box 259-243 Botany, Auckland 2163 or drop into our office at Times House, 50 Stonedon Dr, East Tamaki. Rotary club THE Rotary Club of Somer- ville Howick meets at How- ick Club on Wednesdays at 6.15pm for 6.45pm, meal $20. Speaker on June 12 is William Watterson, who is the New Zealand coun- try director of the Global Poverty Project. Visitors welcome. For details phone Todd on 021-301-351. 60+ Luncheon REVEREND Dr Richard Waugh speaks on “Pioneer Airlines that Changed NZ” at the 60+ luncheon on June 18 at St Columba Church, 480 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany. Cost $12pp. Bookings essen- tial. Phone the church recep- tion on 274-4864. Beans, bread and bacon THE villagers are dab hands at cook- ing meals in difficult circumstances, and they invite you to join them. Dif- ferent methods of cooking, food tast- ings if you’re brave, and a display of old and very beautiful aprons will be on show, along with crafts and activities for the children. Howick Historical Village, Sunday, June 16 from 10am to 4pm. Details phone 576-9506. Photographic exhibition POLISH Path to Monte Cassino – Images for Reflection exhibition runs at the Polish Heritage Trust Museum, 125 Elliot Street, How- ick until June 21 and is part of the Auckland Festival of Photography featuring images during a time of war. General Andres’ Army was formed with Poles released from forced labour camps in Siberia. They fought for Monte Cassino and captured it on May 1944, open- ing the road to Rome for the Allies. Exhibition hours Tuesday to Fri- day 9am-5pm and Sunday 12pm to 5pm. Phone 533-3530. Learn to teach ENGLISH Language Partners, Auckland South is offering an NZQA approved course to train volunteers to work with adult migrants and ref- ugees, in East and South Auckland. Help migrants to learn the English needed to live independently and participate in New Zealand society. It may be the course you need to progress into further ESOL training and along the way meet other like- minded people. Training starts June 14 and continues for four consecutive Fridays. Enquiries phone 278-9099. Brain exercise JOIN a whist card playing group at the Howick Bowling Club, Selwyn Road on Thursday mornings starting 10am and finishing just after 12 noon. You can also chat over morning tea. Tuition is given. Just come along or for more details phone Mary on 534- 9675 or Dulcie on 534-5662. Support group EAST Auckland Breast Cancer sup- port group meets June 19 for its mid- winter dinner at 6.30pm. For details of the venue please phone Jenny on 274-1192 or Wynne on 534-2765 if you wish to attend as definite num- bers are needed. Mid-winter plunge WE DARE you! A mid-winter plunge will be held at Maraetai Beach 12 noon on Sunday June 16, $5 per per- son or $10 family. Come along for a bit of mid-winter excitement. Sau- sage sizzle, hot drinks, prizes. It’s organised by Rotary Club of Pohutu- kawa Coast (Inc). All proceeds to local community projects. Free course ARE you looking to create a peace- ful family? Looking to communicate effectively with kids, teen- agers and other adults? You are invited to a free 15-hour course that offers simple, proven ways to increase your effectiveness with young children and teenagers, as well as other adults. Course designed to give all adults, including parents, non-par- ents, grandparents, teachers and caregivers, a set of easy- to-use skills. Peaceful Fam- ily Communication, held at Pakuranga-Rahihi Play Centre, 6 Glenside Avenue, Pakuranga on June 20, 27 and July 4, 11 and 18, 6-9pm. Places limited so book now, phone Virin on 373-2379. Men travel ARE you one of those men who, because of a wide range of reasons, no longer have a partner and are still keen on travel? Possibly the major prob- lem is cost caused by the over-priced single supplement. A new travel group is planned for men, with the aim of introducing others so that the single supplement can be avoided; and hopefully to seek compatibility together with a possible later com- mon goal of a travel companion. Peo- ple interested can phone Robin for further details on 535-4050. Friendly environment JOIN the English conversation group for tea and coffee and a chance to practice English in a friendly environment on Friday mornings 10.30am to 12noon at the Pakuranga Library starting June 21. For details phone the library on 576-5269. Ink workshop CHINESE Ink workshop with artist Dorothy Giam will be held on June 13, 10-11am, $15, materials included. Call Uxbridge to book on 535-6467. 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