Otago Lily Society
General meeting Maori Hill Community Centre
Saturday August 2nd at 2 pm.
Meeting and hands on bulb potting afternoon
come along and learn how to pot bulbs from the experts.
STADIUM CARBOOT MARKET
WHERE: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
WHEN: Sunday 10th August 2014
CONTACT: 021 140 7969 TO BOOK YOUR SITE
The Stadium Carboot Market is the perfect place to hunt for bargains or sell your unwanted goods on the day, an excellent alternative to running a garage sale.
Collectibles, antiques, vintage, 2nd hand and new items. It’s a great day out with treasures galore, a tasty selection of local produce & products and a free bouncy castle to entertain the kids while you shop.
The Stadium Car Boot Market is held on the 2nd Sunday of every month at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
The Stadium Market is an initiative or the Dunedin Central Rotary and proceeds go back into a range of projects to benefit our community.
"No Place to Hide" A talk by Professor Jim Flynn
Monday 11th August 2014 5.30 pm
The Conference Room, Donald Beasley Institute
44, Dundas Street
Professor Flynn's latest book on climate change, "No Place to Hide" addresses one of the most important issues of our time. Come and hear Jim's opinion on what needs to happen if we are to avert a future climate catastrophe.
All welcome, admission free.
For further information, contact Jenny Olsen on firstname.lastname@example.org
MACULAR DEGENERATION - FREE SEMINAR
A free seminar on Macular Degeneration will take place on Saturday 16 August in the Auditorium of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery in The Octagon from 10.00am – 11.30am.
Dr Andrew Thompson will share the latest information on treatments and the management of Macular Degeneration. To register phone 0800 622 852.
Macular Degeneration is a chronic eye disease that is the leading cause of blindness accounting for 48% of blindness in NZ. One in 7 people over 50 have some evidence of it and the incidence increases with age with one in 4 over 80 suffering from vision loss. It is estimated the number of people with MD will increase by 70% by 2030. MD is 3 times more prevalent than Dementia and half as prevalent as Diabetes.
The impact of MD on quality of life as compared to cancer or coronary heart disease is as follows:
- 2 x the risk of falls
- 2 x the rate of social dependence
- 3 x the risk of depression
- 3 years earlier admission to a nursing home
- 4 to 8 x greater risk of hip fracture
- reduced employment.
Macular Degeneration New Zealand (MDNZ) is a Charitable Trust with the vision to reduce the incidence and impact of MD in NZ. This is delivered to the NZ community by increasing awareness, delivering information and education, providing support and advice plus keeping up with the latest research and representing the MD community. MDNZ does not receive any government funding
Many people dismiss the early warning signs of MD as a normal part of the ageing process, simply because they don’t know what to look for. Recent NZ research* identifies that among the at risk population, aged 50 and over, 67% have heard of MD but only 48% understand that it is an eye disorder. Unfortunately we are lagging far behind our Australian cousins where, by 2012, in the same age group, 92% had heard of MD and 88% understood that MD is an eye disorder.
These FREE seminars bring knowledge and understanding to the communities of NZ.
*Galaxy Research Report prepared for Macular Degeneration NZ, March 2014
Kaikorai Primary School Fair
Saturday 20 September 2014
Kaikorai Primary School
Wright Street, Roslyn, Dunedin
Starting at 11am
Books, Toys, Sausage Sizzle, Fizzy & Spiders, Baking, White Elephant, Clothing, Games, Dunk Tank, Raffle, Sushi, Gingerbread Men, Candyfloss, Cafe, Popcorn, Pikelets, Ice Creams, Jolly Jars, Face Painting, Temporary Tattoos, Flick the Fire Engine, Plants, Tombola, Wacky Hair & Nail Art, Bouncy Castle, Entertainment and more.
Come along for some great bargains and lots of fun!
Marching Otago 70th Reunion
LABOUR WEEKEND 2014
Reunion format for the weekend will be as follows:
Meet and Greet, Official Welcome, Drinks and Nibbles
Photographs, more sharing of memories
70TH Reunion Championship, Parade of Decades, Afternoon Tea, Awards and Closing
For registration information and if you have any memorabilia that you would like to share please contact Reunion Secretary, Mrs Glenys Cowie, Phone 03 4883114.
We invite you to share this information with anyone you know of and who may be interested in attending.
FRIENDSHIP FORCE OF OTAGO 2014
The Friendship Force of Otago offer the unique opportunity to make personal contact with people of different cultures, and to promote friendship with all people both at home and abroad.
We are a non-religious and non-profit worldwide organization.
We are always looking for more members to join us and this article is an opportunity to learn about our Club and to see if you would like to help us host these groups.
Do you think this would interest you?
Our varied programme of MONTHLY SOCIAL ACTIVITIES throughout 2014 will provide opportunities to build friendships within our own and other New Zealand Clubs.
The next monthly social is in March at Alexandra
Friendship Force International supports and coordinates the efforts of thousands of volunteers throughout the world, creating a “global footprint” that rivals many of the largest organizations in the world.
www.friendshipforce.org - www.friendshipforce.org.nz
Arthritis Peer Support Group
We meet every third Friday of the month at Tiffany's Cafe in Centre City Mall, Dunedin, between 1-2pm.
This is a group formed to provide support for anyone affected by any type of arthritis, by understanding the issues and through sharing of ideas and friendship.
Find us by looking for the large orange gerbera on the table!
Contact Karen: 0274 584 698 or 476 3698 (AH)