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Sew Happy Sewing Bee. A friendly community stitching group:  learn to embroider and quilt, or share your skills; Glen Eden Library, 12/32 Glendale Road, Glen Eden; Every Tuesday 2pm;   Free - all materials provided. Contact Ann:     aki.poulsen@gmail.com   

Job Café. Every Tuesday during school term-time Whau ACE (Adult and Community Education) offers free support and advice to help you get a job, including preparing a CV, career guidance, job search, online job applications, and cover letters; Glen Eden Library, 12/32 Glendale Road, Glen Eden; 12:30–2:30pm. Phone 377 0209. (2402)

Waitakere Ladies Choir is for ladies who love to sing; Union Church, Te Atatu Peninsula (corner of Taikata Road); every Tuesday, 7pm. Phone Noeleen 021 1887970, email Olga at olganallan2@gmail.com or visit http://www.waitakereladieschoir.org.nz. (2105)

Glen Eden Combined Probus Club, for retirees aged 55+, a social morning tea and speaker; Ceramco Park Function Centre, 120 Glendale Road, Glen Eden; fourth Friday every month, 9.45am. Phone Brian 838 5857 for more information. (1908)

West Auckland Men's Rebus Club, Interesting guest speakers and morning tea; The Friendship Hall, 3063 Great North Road, New Lynn. Second Friday of every month. 9.45am-12 noon. Please phone Vince on 021 189 6822 for further information. (2006)

Creative Colouring Class, Bring your own materials, drop in any time and enjoy a cup of tea; Green Bar Community House, 1 Barron Drive, Green Bay; Wednesdays, 9.30am-12 noon; $2 donation, Phone 09 827 3300 for more information. (1904)

'Find your voice within'. A community choir meets every Wednesday, 11am–12.30pm in the Titirangi Community House. You are invited to join the group and sing and have fun in a nurturing environment. Phone Nicola 027 441 4511 for more infomration. (1903)

Waitakere Auckland Brass Band meets for rehearsals Mondays and Thursdays, 8–10pm at The Bandroom, Olympic Park, Portage Road, New Lynn. The band is always interested in new members. Phone Tracey on 817 7363 or email tracey@waitakerebrass.com. (1805)

SeniorNet West Auckland hold their monthly meeting with a guest speaker and morning tea at the Kelston Community Centre, Corner of Awaroa and Great North Roads Kelston on the third Tuesday of the month starting at 10am. For more information on enrolment and classes see http://www.seniornet-west-auckland.org.nz/ or phone Pam on 09-827-2156. (1803)

Titirangi Twilight Walkers walk for one hour from 6pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday leaving from Titirangi Library and Wednesday from from Glovers Real Real Estate in Green Bay. This is a small, friendly, non-competitive who would welcome new members. Contact Louise 817 7455 or 021 437 547. (1802)

The TITIRANGI WINE AND FOOD SOCIETY meets every month [except January] to drink wine, eat food, and have great laughs. The club conducts wine tastings interspersed with restaurant and other visits and has approximately 60 members, most of whom live locally. Email titirangiwineandfood@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/titirangiwine/ (1610)

 Petanque, a casual morning with a small group in a lovely garden setting; West Lynn Garden, 73 Parker Avenue, New Lynn; Sunday mornings from 10am. Phone Barbara 826.4206 or Jack 827.6560, wlg.volunteers@gmail.com. (1703)

Titirangi Walkers are a friendly group who meet at 8:15 am every Sunday for a walk of up to 90-minutes More information from John 817 7212, (1603)

West Auckland Districts Tramping Club Love the great outdoors? Want to keep fit and meet new friends? The club tramps most Sundays, meeting at Glenmall post shop in Glen Eden. For full details check out the activities calendar at www.westaucklandtrampingclub.co.nz. (1509)

Waitemata Bridge Club; 56 Covil Avenue, Te Atatu; Monday and Wednesday evenings, 7.30-10.30pm, and Tuesday and Friday mornings,11am-2-30pm. Bridge lessons start in September. Contact Denise on 027 286 4396, email waitematabc@xtra.co.nz or visit www.bridgewaitemata.co.nz. (1508)

Titirangi Scouts and Cub Group meets at the Scout den, Atkinson Road, just below (Titirangi Primary School); Scouts meet Tuesday 7pm-9pm and Cubs meet Wednesday 6.00pm-7.30pm. Phone Patricia on 827 6560. (1507)

Waitakere Ladies Choir meets every Tuesday 7 pm – 9pm at Te Atatu Peninsula Union Church. New members welcome. Phone Noeleen 834 5610 or Robyn on 027 283 2755 or email noeleenhathaway@xtra.co.nz. (1507)

Orchestra in the West Plans are afoot to start an amateur orchestra in the west of Auckland. Interested players of orchestral instruments should phone Pauline 813 5688. or email rigbypr@hotmail.com for further details. (1505)

Floral Art: workshops, demonstrations, and the opportunity to take part and enjoy floral designing; The Horticultural Rooms, 990 Great North Road, Western Spring; First Monday every month. For more information contact Verna on 817 7677 or email bvhartill@gmail.com. (1505)

Adult Ballet Classes now in New Lynn - movement, music, memory, improved flexibility, rhythm and fun; Beginners Saturdays 9:30-10:30am or Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm, Intermediate + (adage, pirouettes, allegro) Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm. For more information email info@kmsdancestudio.co.nz. (1505)

Titirangi Ladies Probus, interesting speaker plus afternoon tea; Iona Church Hall, 38 Donovan Street, Blockhouse Bay; 3rd Monday of the month, 1:30pm; Phone Donna 817 5412 or 021 688 066. (1504)

English Conversation Corner. Practice your spoken English, learn about New Zealand culture and make new friends; Glen Eden Baptist Church, 97 Glendale Rd, Glen Eden; Monday evenings during the school term, 7-9pm; Free. Contact Judy on 021 022 08691 or judylayzell@xtra.co.nz for more information and class dates. (1802)

Company of Crafters, an informal craft group with good company - bring along any craft your are working on. Laingholm Baptist Church; Tuesday nights 7-9pm; Gold coin donation. Phone Laura 021 175 6524. (1410)

Life Drawing Classes are now available at the East West Gallery; Drop in untutored sessions Thursdays 6-8pm, Master class tutored sessions on a Sunday from 1-5pm; Bookings essential as limited spaces are available. Email Nicky Hartley art@eastwestorganics.co.nz. (1409)

Auckland Garden Club, speakers, trips, raffles, trading tables, floral/produce competitions and refreshments; 990 Great North Road, Western Springs; first Friday each month, 11am. Phone Brian 849-7311. (1407)

The Green Bay Film and Friendship Club meets on Tuesday afternoons, 1-3pm during school terms at the Green Bay Community House. All genres of movies shown. Enjoy socialising with like-minded people. Gold coin donation, tea and coffee available. Phone 827 3300 for more information. (1403)

Titirangi Poets Group, with special guests. Titirangi Library; Second Saturday every month; 2-4pm. (1402)

Glen Eden Writers Group. Glen Eden Library; Last Saturday every month; 1.30-3.30pm; $3 (Membership $20). Contact liz@glenedenwriters.co.nz. (1402)

Fun, games, friendship and good company; Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 9am –12 noon; New Lynn Friendship Club, 3061 Great North Road (behind Frank Casey suit hire); $2. Phone Mary 817 4729. (1310)

Savvy Seniors. Mutually supportive social contacts for active, independent men and women living alone or with limited support. Meet fortnightly. Contact Jaqui 846 0079, jaquib@xtra.co.nz. (1310)

Meditation, led by venerable Tenzin from the Waikato Compassion Meditation Centre, Wednesdays, 7-8pm at the IBM Monastery, 631 Huia Rd. Phone Insook 027 713 0727. (1310)

Tai Chi for Beginners, Wednesday at 7pm; and Moving Meditation every Friday at 7pm; free. www.laingholm11.co.nz. (1310)

New Lynn Night Food Market; Totara Avenue, New Lynn; Every Thursday 5:30-9pm. (1310)

Waitakere Bush Runners go for a 1 hour jog through the bush every Tuesday from Mill Bay at 5:15pm or Thursday from Huia Road at the junction with Exhibition Drive, opposite # 394 at 5:45pm. Phone Stuart 811 8990, email run@huia.net, or visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/162726440407542. (1711)

Henderson Riding for the Disabled (HRDA) needs volunteers to help provide therapeutic riding activities for children with special needs. The friendly and supportive group meets at Henderson Pony Club (201A Henderson Valley Road). If you are interested and are free on a Monday or Tuesday morning, visit www.hendersonrda.org.nz or phone Norma on 813 3030 for more information. Horse experience not essential. (1303)

Glen Eden Tennis Club new season programme starting. Monday & Tuesday: Adults Club Nights. Wednesday; Juniors Club Night. Thursday; fun and fitness games for beginners and new members. Weekend; Interclub. 42 Glendale Rd, Glen Eden. Phone Anne 817 9446 or Colin 836 5345

The Western Magpies are looking for new and experienced softball players aged 10-19 for the coming season. If you are interested contact Chris on 814 9605 or chrislynn@xtra.co.nz (1109)

The West Auckland Resource Centre provides recycled resources for people involved in education or providing recreation for people of all ages. Opening hours: Wednesday 10-2 and Saturday 10-12 excluding school holidays and public holidays. Located in the green shed behind New Lynn School off Seabrook Ave, New Lynn. The Centre is also on the lookout for new resources that local businesses may no longer want or are looking to recycle. For further information, phone Gael 826-5448 or Michelle 021 125 2117. (1302)

The Cancer Society urgently needs more volunteer drivers to take people living in West Auckland to cancer treatment and appointments. You can choose to drive as little or as often as you like on days that suit you. Full training, support and a contribution towards costs is provided. To find out more please call 09 308 0496 or email volunteers@akcansoc.org.nz (1101)

Lost and found birds If you lose a bird please search for it as they can survive a long time in the wild and often gravitate to people looking for food. If you find a pet bird, it is important to find the owner as it is very stressful for birds going to a new home. Ways to search for birds, or advertise a lost bird, include ringing Bird Rescue on 816 9219, contacting local vets, or visiting www.petsonthenet.co.nz or the lost and found section at www.trademe.co.nz. New Zealand Bird Rescue Charitable Trust has a rescue centre at 74 Avonleigh Road in Green Bay. They need volunteers to help out in the mornings. For more information contact info@birdrescue.org.nz. Website: www.birdrescue.org.nz. (1103)