North Shore Times : January 22nd 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 10 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 22, 2013 NEWS COMMUNITY NOTICES The Ambrosian Singers Auckland has places for sopranos, tenors and basses for 2013. The Birkenhead-based choir gave the first mod- ern day performance of the oldest known indi- genous Welsh chant, identified in research by their musical director Gillian Lander, and sung in Auckland Public Library. The 14th century chant concerns St David, and has since been used by the BBC in its series The Story of Wales screened in 2012. Ambrosia gives singers the opportunity to sing rare music as well as a range of styles old and new. Singers come from all parts of Auckland. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings. Contact the choir man- ager on 480 7220 or the music director on 418 2347. Free Music in Parks events organised by Auckland Council con- tinue in Shore parks over the coming months. Concerts include the Flaming Mudcats and Ratsmagic at Onewa Domain, Northcote, on Saturday, January 26, 3pm to 5pm; Riqi Har- awira and Huia Hamon, Ngataringa Park, Devon- port, Sunday, February 3, 3pm to 5pm; Villainy, Rival Estate and Static Era at Rosedale Park, Albany, Sunday, Febru- ary 3, 2pm to 5pm; Tre- vor and Kylie supported by Tammy D'Ath, Rewi Alley Reserve, Sunny- nook, Saturday, Febru- ary 9, 3pm to 5pm. There are two North Shore diabetes support group meetings coming up in February. The North Shore Evening Diabetes Auck- land Support Group will holds its information meeting on February 7 at the Auckland Chri- stian Assembly, 26 Albany Highway, Glen- field, from 7pm to 9pm. North Shore Diabetes Auckland Support Group will hold its information meeting on February 5 at the Takapuna War Memorial Hall, The Strand, Takapuna, from 10am to noon. Call Sue on 449 2221 for information. Northcote 60s Up branch members were delighted to welcome national president Neil Todd and his wife and Pat Vercoe to a recent meeting. Mr Todd praised the way the Northcote branch encouraged and welcomed residents to take part in the monthly morning tea meeting and provide trips and enter- tainment for its mem- bers. The meeting finished with entertainment from the Devonport 60s Up choir. The group meets at 10am on the first Friday of the month. Phone 419 5551 for information. A new Auckland event, the Voices of the Sacred Earth Eco Festival, kicks off over the weekend on February 9 and 10. The festival is at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany. It will feature inter- national shamans, healers and wisdom keepers, musicians and an eco market and craft stalls. Visit the website kawaipurapura.co.nz or phone 415 9468 for infor- mation. Youthline is holding a course in Glenfield that is the first step towards becoming a Youthline volunteer phone counsel- lor.The personal develop- ment course focuses on things like team work, assertion, goals, stress management and com- munication. Courses are held at various venues in Auck- land during February and are open to people 17 years and older. Contact Seiko at volunteers@youthline. co.nz or phone 361 4170.
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