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Deryck Hunt has made a compilation movie from all the Nostalgia Shows that have been performed here at Pinesong over the last 8 years. The movie is entitled "Memories of Nostalgia". Deryck will be showing "Memories of Nostalgia" in the Seabreeze Lounge at 7pm on Thursday the 19th of November. Tickets will be available to be picked up from the Seabreeze Lounge on Thursday the 5th of November from 10am to 12noon, and Friday the 6th of November from 10am to 12noon and the cost of a ticket is a gold coin donation. The Friday ticket sales will only happen if there are any tickets left from the Thursday sales. Because there is limited seating, tickets will only be available for Pinesong residents, and they will be on a first in first served basis.
Bob Helleur 4W

Pinesong’s Church Services

Where: Bayview Lounge
When: Sunday 25th October at 3.00 pm
Speaker: George Stonehouse
Musical Items:
Stonehouse Family

Our speaker for this service is George Stonehouse who is an Anglican Vicar now living with us at Pinesong. George has spoken at our services previously when he was a Vicar at The Church of the Saviour at Blockhouse Bay. I know you will enjoy what he has to share. His family members will be providing our solo items. Join us also for our much loved hymn singing followed by a good chat over Tea/Coffee and biscuits. A warm welcome to everyone.
Note that we are
back in our usual venue in the Bayview Lounge. Deryck Hunt 021 289 1875

FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER .... is our next community sing-a-long that we hold monthly in Seabreeze Lounge. It runs from 3-4pm and we’d love you to join us. Singing in tune is NOT a prerequisite. Just come along, meet old and new friends and enjoy yourselves.

WEDNESDAY 28th October 2020 6.15PM in the CAFE
COST $7 Tickets will be on sale in SEABREEZE LOUNGE
on Tuesday, 20th October 2020
from 10.30am to 12-noon or until sold out.
Mary Lovelock - Phone: 817 9552

The Rescue centre is next door at 74 Avonleigh Rd. They treat ,rescue and rehabilitate thousands of birds every year with no Government or local body funding. Currently they are organising a fund raising event on November 18th at 7.30pm
Please support our neighbours as they want to buy an incubator for baby chicks. A play is to be performed at Lobdell house theatre, called ‘Waiting for God’ and tickets are $20 each,
and that includes a small supper.
See Peter Luker for tickets. He is at 219 The Terrace and his ph. no is 027 201 6565
Thanks in advance. Should you not wish to attend any donations would be gratefully received. If transport is needed please let Peter know.

Sales at NU2U continue to flourish. Last week was the best ever when we actually sold $484 worth of clothes!!! It was the first day of our Summer collection and everyone was happy to see a bit of colour around and the anticipation of warmer days to come. We will continue with the Summer collection until we close for our Xmas break in mid December. Each Wednesday we try to add different garments to be displayed and therefore I am very happy to receive your donations of clothes (particularly Summer ones) whenever you can deliver them to me. Apt 404 Seabreeze 817 9054
We have at present $3137.16 in the kitty towards our next donation to St. John. This is because of your generosity and support both by donating clothes and buying from our pop-up shop, and I thank you all very sincerely for this.
I have arranged that our next cheque will be presented to St John at the final Birthday Afternoon Tea at the end of November - watch this space! Officials from St. John will be attending this event and talking about the service before being presented with their cheque. Finally a word of thanks to the NU2U ladies who make this possible and transform the SB lounge into a very attractive venue for a few hours every Wednesday. Judy's piano playing of course adds that special something. SEE YOU ON WEDNESDAY!!!! BRING A FRIEND!!!!
The NU2U Team.

Fri 20th November from 1pm-3pm.
Skechers, Ziera, Hush Puppies, Ecco, Revere, Scholl and a new brand called Homyped. Specials from $49. Eftpos available. Easy to get on, light weight and comfy... The most convenient way to buy footwear.

Though this Monday is a holiday Bingo will still be on, we start our games at 7.45pm but it’s good to get there around 6.30pm, it gives you time to get settled and have a chat. It is in the Matai Room on Monday nights. All residents welcome, bring dabbers if you have one. Have a happy weekend.
Fay and Aileen

Look forward to seeing you all and
keep in mind AND in your diaries, the LAST MEETING for 2020 will be in December details will be in December Newsletter. Look forward to the book selections for yet another interesting month.
Bests Davina Ph: 817 4242

Will start again Friday 2nd October 9.30am - 12pm Other class will be 6th November and last class 4th December if any changes will let you know. Ph. Tina 817 1940
Come and join us on Fridays at 9.30am in the Seabreeze lounge. Everybody welcome.
Hilary Chamberlain 14 Bayview

We are back walking again on Thursdays. We will not be able to have morning coffee and tea at the swimming pool so we will meet at our cafe after our local walk. Hope to see you there at 8.30am outside reception. Bring your mask.
Jocelyn Cartwright. 8168312

Would outdoor bowlers interested in participating in the Sports Day at the Poynton Village on 12th October 2020, please register your name on the entry sheet situated in the bowlers name tag board.
Note a maximum of 9 players can participate in proposed bowling events.
John Horder

previous interest??
Now that we are in a ‘new normal’ we are ready to encourage new people to join our enthusiastic players - some of whom were new to the games not so long ago.
Monday Crib 2-4pm Bayview Lounge Convenor Daphne Freeman
Tuesday 500 10-12am Bayview Lounge Convenor Pat Crow
Wednesday Mahjong 10-12am Matai Room Convenor Margarret Fidow
Thursday Mahjong 10-12am Matai Room Convenor Margarret Fidow
Friday Rummikub 1-30 – 3.30pm Bayview Lounge Convenor Dot Sutton
Saturday Mahjong 10-12am Matai Room Convenor Margarret Fidow
Feel free to call the convenor if you have ANY questions, we all are happy to show you what we get up to. We are generally more social than competitive – it should all be fun RIGHT!



Our Pinesong choir performs twice a year at Pinesong and on numerous occasions in other places. Rehearsels are on Tuesdays at 3.15 pm in the Matai Room.
Doug Lilly 817-2199

We hold an interdenominational Church Service once a month, on the 4th Sunday of the month. A wide range of speakers supported by visiting soloists and musicians. We enjoy singing the old hymns and follow the service with a cup of tea or coffee. Services are held in the Bayview Lounge at 3.00 pm, hence the title ‘Sunday @ 3’ All welcome.
Deryck Hunt 021 289 1875

Zumba Gold is a fun way to keep fit and mobile. Come and join in with dance exercise to lively music every Friday morning at 9.30 a.m. in the Seabreeze Lounge, move at your own pace. Everybody welcome. For further information contact:
Hilary Chamberlain on 817 6555 or Janet Trainer on 021 252 1471.

Do you want to have company and fun with a cuppa and bikkies?? Then Monday nights are for you. Please come and joint us for a game of Bingo on Monday at 6.30pm in the café. Bring $5 and a dabber. If you want to know more, please ring
Marge Turner 817-8797

Fridays 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Please feel free to join us at Bayview Lounge. We will teach you all the “ins” and “outs” of the game of Rummikub!!
Dot Sutton

Matai Room
Wednesday Thursday Saturday 10am
We would welcome any new players to join our groups any of these mornings. Do we have any gentlemen? We are short of male players, do come.
Dorothy ph 6716, 817-0576

500 GAME
Just a reminder that anyone wishing to play 500 or to learn or re-learn this great game, we meet in Bayview lounge on Tuesday mornings from 10am-12noon (or even longer).  Look forward to seeing you there.
 Pat Crow, 6W, 817 7568

We are a nice friendly group of players but our numbers are dwindling. If anyone is interested in joining us please phone me. We play on Saturdays from 1-4pm and on quiz days till 3.45pm. We also welcome outsiders to make up our numbers. We will be starting again on Saturday 26th January in the Matai Room.
Althea Morley 20 Peninsula – 817-5666

A Message to all who love reading a good book: The Pinesong Book Club is held in the Bayview Lounge at 10am on the second Thursday of each month. Please bring $2 as a contribution to something to nibble and wear your name badge. Also if you have a book to bring and tell us about as well, please do so.

The art group meets on Wednesdays at 2-30 pm.  New members would be made very welcome. If you have never tried painting before, or if the last time you did any arty stuff was at school why not give it a go, just turn up at our class, you won't need any gear, we will supply all you will need to get you started. Give Keith a ring on 6414 if you would like to know more.

On Thursday mornings we have a Greeting card class. We make birthday cards and any greeting card you would like. Come along and have a look at us we are a friendly group. We also sell our cards not far to go if you need a card in a hurry. We are in the craft room next to the hairdressers from 10am until 12pm.
Everyone is welcome.
Norma Lee 817 0647

Classes resume on Tuesday 29th January at 9.10am in the Seabreeze lounge area.
Newcomers are welcome and the first class is free.
Cost per session is $5 or a 10 class concession card is available for $50.
Tai Chi improves lower body strength and balance, great foe all joints, spine and helps release stress and tension.
Quintin Derham, the tutor has been coming to Pinesong since 2001. He is very highly qualified and we are fortunate to have him.
Any further enquiries: Vel Fleming on
816 8384

Mondays at 3-00pm.  Why not come along and join in the fun.

Get Physical Exercise Classes, held every Monday at 9.30am in the Seabreeze Lounge, new participants welcome. Anouschka de Gourley, Advanced Rehab

To all Scrabble players, past, present and future, we meet at Apr.3` Seabreeze Apts on Tuesday, 1.30pm to 3.30pm. This is more than a game – it is a memory exercise and its fun! All welcome!
Lorna Watt 311 Seabreeze

We have now moved to the Bayview Lounge and will be be playing every Monday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm if you would like to join us.
Daphne Freeman ph 816 8031

 Wednesdays at 2-30pm. If you have never tried painting before, or if the last time you did any arty stuff was at school why not give it a go, just turn up at our class, you won't need any gear, we will supply all you will need to get you started. If you have any queries please give me a ring,
Keith Burge ph 6414   

I would like to welcome Janet Cross (Phone 817-6066) as our new Referee. I am sure Janet will do well in this capacity. Thank you Janet for taking this on.
Eileen Malim, Villa 401

To all Residents and Long Time Residents: (both male & female)
Would you like to learn Line Dancing? Both men and women. Have some fun and make new friends.
Gentle exercise for both body and mind with lovely music. The class is on Wednesdays from 1.00 -3.00pm.

We would like to extend a welcome to new residents to Pinesong who would like to play/learn either (or both) Bridge or 500. Our groups are very friendly and we would love to see more people join in our social games. Bridge is played on Saturdays in the Matai room (first floor in Seabreeze) from 1-4pm. We play 500 on Tuesday mornings in the Bayview Lounge from 10am -12 noon. We also extend this invitation to all existing Pinesong residents. We look forward to seeing you there.
For more information:
Bridge: phone Riet Bergers 816- 8441
or Pat Crow on 817-7568
For 500: ph Pat Crow 817-7568

Opera Appreciation Group meets the 4th Thursday of the month from 1-3pm in the Matai Room.   For further information please phone:
Kate Methven 817 8904

Please note NEW times for table tennis. Thursdays 1.30pm to 3 pm & Saturdays 9.30am to 11 am.  Newcomers especially welcomed.
June Hooper, Mary Cole, Keith Burge or Lois 817 2199

Scrapbooking Craft day 1st Friday of the month.
Scrapbooking is putting photos into albums sorting or framing even if you do on tablet come and join
Us and if you have any other craft you are doing you are welcome to join us
Time 9.30am to 12pm longer if you wish.
Ph Tina on 817 1940

Weekly on Tuesday 1.15-3pm. Everybody welcome. Enjoy the sunshine in the Craft Room!
Patricia, 817 7073

We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month in Iona Presbyterian Church Hall, Blockhouse Bay at 1.30pm.
New members are always welcome, and if you would like to come along, meet some new friends, perhaps meet some old ones too, and enjoy the socialising; we would love to see you.
If you have any questions please give me a call.
Ann Ramsden Ph: 816-8365

WEST AUCKLAND MENS PROBUS meets on the first Friday each month at Kelston Community Centre and we are looking for new members. We have interesting speakers, occasional luncheons and organised outings. The primary object of the Club is fellowship. If interested please phone:
Ken Webster Ph 817 6441, 17 The Point.

We meet on the 3
rd Monday of the month in Iona Presbyterian Church Hall, Blockhouse Bay at 1.30pm.
New members are always welcome, and if you would like to come along, meet some new friends, perhaps catch up with some old ones, and enjoy the socialising; we would love to see you.
If you have any questions please give me a call.
Ann Ramsden Ph: 816-8365