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14 --- Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, September 11, 2013 www.times.co.nz BOTANY BEAT is a free community notice-board for non-pro t groups. Send notices to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 271 8073, post to PO Box 259-243 Botany, Auckland 2163 or drop into our o ce at Times House, 50 Stonedon Dr, East Tamaki. Stitch up HOWICK Quilting Friends meet on the second Saturday of the month at Nixon Park Hall, 70 Sale Street, Howick. For further details, phone Liz on 535-4027 or Lyn on 535-4663. Traditional jazz THE Vintage Jazz Band plays at the Nixon Centre, Sale Street, Howick, on September 13 from 7.30-10pm. Entry costs members $10, non $15, cash bar, all welcome. For enquiries, phone Peter on 534-4541. Banjos -- on fire IS A workshop exploring the 200- year history and development of this unique North American instrument. It’ll cover construction of the banjo, types, and different styles of playing. If anyone has a banjo, especially an old one, they’re welcome to bring it along. The 80-minute workshop is held at Tom Kroon’s MusicWorks Shop in Rices Mall, Howick, on Sep- tember 14 starting at 1pm, entry $10. Phone Graeme on 027-671-6004. Bird sale AUCKLAND Metro Bird Club is hav- ing a bird, accessories and seed sale at its meeting on September 17, 7.30pm in the Panmure Community Rooms, 1 Pilkington Road. Budgies, canar- ies, fnches and parakeets will be for sale, with proceeds going towards the club hosting the National Bird Show in 2015. Supper provided. For enquiries, phone 576-2535. Classy Crafts WE’RE three years old! Classy Crafts Indoor Market has quality New Zea- land-made handcrafts and souvenirs. Exquisite baby shower gifts, retro crafts, jewellery, woodcraft, designer felting, children’s books, novelties and more. Browse in comfort at the market inside All Saints Community Centre, 30 Cook Street, Howick, on Saturdays, 9am to 1pm. Garage sale TRINITY Methodist Church, at 474 Pakuranga Road, is having a garage sale on September 14 starting at 8am. There will be lots of bargains in household goods, clothing and bric- a-brac. Come and see what treasures we have for you. Proceeds are in aid of church funds. Phone 534-5227. Seniors' discussion GUEST speaker is Trisha James, chairwoman and course co-ordina- tor for SeniorNet, which brings older adults and technology together in a friendly, fun and stress-free way. Come and share a cuppa and enjoy a Q&A session about the move from the family home into retirement liv- ing. It’s on September 18, 10-11am, at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Reeves Road, Pakuranga. All welcome, free entry. To book, phone Suzanne on 215-2787. Public speaking DO YOU have to speak at an anniver- sary, wedding, birthday or farewell? Are speaking skills restricting your career? Pakuranga Toastmasters meets fortnightly for friendly train- ing in a supportive environment. The next meeting is on September 16 and for further information, phone Andrew on 528-8554 or Alun on 576- 5597, or email Pakuranga@toastmas- ters.org.nz. Live action HOWICK Historical Village has its monthly live day on September 15 from 10am to 4pm. Admire the interesting artefacts, enjoy a treasure hunt, make a craft and help the vil- lagers. There’s plenty to do for every- one. Phone 576-9506. Fill a bag sale ON SEPTEMBER 18, 19 and 20, from 9am to 12.30pm at St Columba Op Shop, 480 Ti Rakau Drive. Come and get the bargains! Swing into spring BALLROOM dancing and Latin American, in Pakuranga. Beginner and refresher classes, for singles, couples, seniors, youth and teens. All welcome. On Wednesdays, fve evening classes at 7-8pm, Saturday afternoon classes at 2-3pm. Join an eight-week class and build confdent dance skills through professional teaching. For further details, phone Norma-Jean at Masada on 576-5229 or 021-258-2405. Age Concern FLAT Bush Selwyn Seniors has Melanie Jaggs from Age Concern delivering a short presentation on September 13 and invites interested people to join for morning tea at 10am. She’ll outline how the service works in your community. Meeting at St Paul’s Church Hall, 141 Chapel Road. Phone Jill for bookings, essen- tial for catering, on 533-7947. Midday music THE Classic @ Twelve music series is back by popular demand. The mid- day concerts present musical talent of established performers. Sit back and be entertained with beautiful music, singing and dance, as well as story- telling. It’s on September 13, 20 and 27, at the Uxbridge Centre, Howick. Entry is by gold coin donation. Probus gathering COMBINED Probus Club of Ormiston meets at 10am on Septem- ber 19 at Flat Bush Old School hall, corner of Flat Bush School and Mur- phys Roads. The speaker is Hoda El Walili, who set up the Marhaba non- proft organisation to provide teach- ing in Arabic and Islam for children. Visitors and new members welcome. Phone Mike on 279-3956. English classes DAYTIME and evening classes are available at Edgewater College for beginners, intermediate, speaking, listening and pronunciation, work- place English and more. For details, phone 576-4731. Support group EAST Auckland breast cancer sup- port group meets on September 18, 7.30pm at Highland Park Commu- nity House, 47 Aviemore Drive. The guest speaker will show how to make a small Christmas decoration. For enquiries, phone Jennifer on 274- 1192 or Wynne on 534-7265. A workshop and history session about the famous banjo is being held at Tom Kroon's MusicWorks store in Rices Mall in Howick this Saturday from 1pm. Photo supplied Supporting NZ yachties By Chris Harrowell PEOPLE captivated by the America's Cup catamaran sailing series on San Francisco Bay have the chance to play a small part in the action. A section of Picton Street in Howick will be closed to tra c from 10.10-10.30am this Saturday so a video of support can be lmed and sent to Emirates Team New Zealand. The project is organised by Howick Village Business Association town centre manager Jenny Foster, who's calling on the community to support it. "We need as many people as possible to come wearing black clothing and red socks and with New Zealand ags," she says. "Those who come along will stand in the street so we can shoot the short lm and get some photographs. "We want to do this to show support for our dream team in San Francisco." Mrs Foster got the idea for the lm while watching races three and four between Emirates Team NZ and cup holders Oracle Team USA last Monday. By yesterday, the Kiwi boat had won three races to the opponent's single victory. Before the sailing competition began, Oracle Team USA was found guilty of cheating during an America's Cup warm-up series. The syndicate was penalised two race points. At the start of today's racing, Team NZ needed six more wins to claim the America's Cup, while Oracle had to cross the nish line rst 10 more times. "I want thousands of people to come along and be involved in this," says Mrs Foster. People keen to show their support for Team NZ are encouraged to wear black garments and red socks and carry New Zealand ags, and assemble at 10.10am this Saturday between Spillers Hammer Hardware and the Howick Information Centre, Picton Street. Treat family and friends to a unique gift that puts Howick on the map and in your home. Howick Canvas $150 594mm wide x 841mm deep (A1) Great statement on your wall Framed Art 8"x10" Free-standing or hanging $49 Framed Art 4"x6" Free-standing or hanging $29 To buy call into Times House, 50 Stonedon Dr, East Tamaki Order online @ www.times.co.nz or at Victoria's in Picton St, Howick Unique local gifts Tea Towels $15 Howick cut and dried Win... www.fashionz.co.nz New Zealand's TOP fashion website SHOP ONLINE for an extensive range of Men's & Women's clothing, shoes & accessories NEW ZEALAND FASHION ONLINE • One of three New Smashbox Heat Wave Eye Shadow Palettes • A Silver Eden pendant on Jet Superﬁne necklace from Kagi • A $1000 voucher to shop at Mossée • NEW island fantasy BRITNEY SPEARS™ • Brancott Estate Limited Edition WOW Series wines and lots more!
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