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Age Concern Classes starting soon

January 28, 2015 - 12:00pm
July 26, 2015 - 12:00pm

Falls Prevention.
Keeping you fit, balanced, strong and free from falls.
Steady As You Go and Tai Chi classes are resuming this year as always. If you live in or near Portobello, Ranfurly or Wanaka, check out the new classes.

Portobello Steady As You Go, Coronation Hall, 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm starting Wednesday 28th January. Phone Margaret 477-1040.

Ranfurly Steady As You Go, St John’s Rooms, 10.30 am – 11.30 am starting Tuesday 17 February. Phone Hospital reception 444-9420.

Wanaka & Hawea Steady As You Go, St Johns Rooms, Link Way, Wanaka. 2pm – 3pm starting Friday 20 February. Phone Binsey 443-5515 or 027 646 8856.

Senior Chef.
A social and relaxed 8 week course for improving cooking skills and food knowledge. Bookings are essential.

Free if you are
Over 65 years of age
Living on your own or with one other person
Keen to learn some new culinary skills and meet new people
 
Dunedin classes are held at Age Concern, 9 The Octagon.
Course One: Mondays from Feb 9 – March 30
Course Two: Mondays from May 11 – July 6th (9 weeks due to Queens Birthday)

Central Otago classes are held at Presbyterian Church Centre, 91 Tenby St, Wanaka.
Wednesdays from Feb 14 – April 1

Tea & Talk.
Learning, sharing and changing over a cuppa.
Bookings are essential.
Session One: Recipes for Life. A fun-filled session looking at life ingredients for ageing well. Come and try out a cooking class with a difference. Thursday 26 Feb, at Age Concern, 9 The Octagon
Session Two: Safe & Sound – Scams. Door-to-door, internet and mail scams – learn how to protect yourself. Wednesday 18 March, in Mosgiel

Staying Safe.
A refresher workshop for senior road users. Bookings are essential.
Calling all senior road users
Fine tune your safe driving knowledge
Improve your safe driving practices
FREE 4 hour classroom based refresher workshop for senior road users
Friendly, low stress, no exams
Lunch provided

This year’s courses are:
Feb 23 – Mosgiel Senior Citizens
Mar 5 – Octagon Club, Dunedin
April 20 – Mosgiel Senior Citizens
April 29 – Dunford Place, Musselburgh Rise
May 21 – Octagon Club, Dunedin

English for Elders. Conversational English speaking classes for immigrants over 65. All classes are held at Age Concern, 9 The Octagon.
Class One: begins on Monday February 2nd.
Class Two: begins on Friday February 6th (Beginners)

Contact Age Concern for all inquiries and to make a booking 03 477 1040

City Choir Dunedin presents: Sea & Land

August 8, 2015 - 7:30pm
August 8, 2015 - 7:30pm

Saturday 8 August 2015, 7:30 pm, Knox Church

City Choir Dunedin presents Sea & Land, a programme of diverse and colourful music from around the world, conducted by David Burchell. Accompanied by the award-winning St Kilda Brass Band, and featuring pianist Sandra Crawshaw, the Choir will also be joined by Mezzo-soprano Claire Barton and Tenor Samuel Madden.

“Songs of Sea and Land” is a collection of seven New Zealand folk songs, arranged for choir by Auckland composer David Hamilton. He has arranged the accompaniment for brass especially for this performance. The songs mostly have a sea-faring theme, reflecting the importance of the sea in the early years of the European settlement of New Zealand.

“The Rio Grande” was written by Constant Lambert in 1927, and it achieved instant and long-lasting fame and is performed almost worldwide. Set to a poem by Sachaverell Sitwell, it is an example of symphonic jazz, not unlike the style of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”, although it is very much Lambert’s individual conception. It combines piano, band and choir with jazzy syncopations, ragtime and Brazilian influences, ‘big band’ harmonies and rhythms and the traditional English choral sound.

Also on the programme is a variety of folk songs from around the world, reflecting the diverse origins of contemporary New Zealanders, and including a group of traditional Afrikaans songs arranged for this concert by David Burchell.

Tickets available from mid-July from:
Beggs MusicWorks, Knox Church Office (week days 9 am to 12 noon), phone Clare 476 2426 or door sales

Adult $30 Concession $25 Student $10 Children free
Cash or cheque to Dunedin Choral Society
www.citychoirdunedin.org.nz

Free Counselling - Kowhai Centre

April 1, 2015 (All day)
November 1, 2015 (All day)

The Kowhai Centre is a Social Services that was established in 2001 to provide free counselling support to the Community and provide students of the Bachelor of Social Services with the opportunity to work with people who require supportive counselling in a learning environment.
The Kowhai Centre offers support in -
Relationships, Grief and Loss, Stress, Parenting, self esteem, planning and goal setting, life changes and therapeutic groups.
Hours - Wednesdays 5-8pm
Thursdays 9-2.30pm
Fridays 9-2.30pm
All appointments are free of charge. Donations accepted.
email kowhai.centre@op.ac.nz, call 03 479 6198 or 0800 762 786 for bookings.

DUNEDIN EVENING AGLOW INTERNATIONAL, NZ

February 17, 2015 - 6:00pm
December 1, 2015 - 12:00am

Monthly Get-together for Worship, Inspirational speaker, and Friendship. A lovely evening for all present.

AGLOW is on THE THIRD TUESDAY NIGHT of every month from February through until November each year.

You are welcome to arrive at 6 p.m. to share a meal [for a donation of $5], or arrive at 7 p.m. for the rest of the evening.
Venue: Maori Hill Presbyterian Church Hall, corner of Driver’s Road and Highgate, Dunedin.

Enquiries please phone Miriam on 455 0592.
All so very welcome – bring a friend!

*** Always the Third Tuesday of the month ***

Dunedin Community Accounting

May 1, 2015 (All day)
December 1, 2015 (All day)

A free service to local clubs and community organisations. We run weekly clinics on Monday from 5-7pm and every second Wednesday from 9-11am during the university term.
Any queries about accounting are answered by a team of final year accounting students under the supervision of volunteer chartered accountants.
To book your clinic time please visit: http://dca.org.nz/ or call 471 6177 and ask about Dunedin Community Accounting.

Mates Car Cruise

January 18, 2015 (All day)
December 20, 2015 (All day)

Mates car cruise is on every 3rd Sunday of each month
open to all makes & models of classic vehicles
euro , Aussie , american , British , early jappa .& even old trucks & Motorbikes can come along .
Meet at the ice stadium car park at 10:30 leaving at 11:15
ph paul for more details on 027 238 1848