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HYMN-SING TIME AGAIN!!
Next Wednesday evening [8/7] we will be gathering in Bayview Lounge at 7pm for our monthly singsong.
It was wonderful to have some new residents join us last month. So, if you enjoy singing the old hymns that we grew up with ..... come along!
JUDY NICHOLLS Villa 111 The Terrace

CALLING ALL PINESONGSTERS
Regular choir practice will recommence in the Matai Room on TUESDAY 7 JULY, AT 3.15PM.
We are all looking forward to catching up with our musical mates and moving into a regular routine once more. We will start work on an end of year programme which will include some of the old Christmas favourites (let me know if you have anything special that you would like included!)
We hope to welcome a number of new members to the choir. This is a great time to join the Pinesongsters. If you are in any way interested in being part of a group that enjoys making music together come along and check out what we do.
As a postscript, some of you may have read a piece in the NZ Herald (Tuesday June 23) headed “Senior Moments Caused By Not Using Our Brains”. Buried in the text the author states “brain function will benefit when people do things outside the box................join a choir – something that is new and challenging”.
Doug Lilly 817 2199

"PINESONG RESIDENTS ASSN MEETING"
The next general meeting of the Pinesong Residents Assn will be on Friday 17th July at 10.30am, held in the Seabreeze Lounge with morning tea provided. Would residents please forward any agenda items in writing to:
Carole Fausett, Secretary Residents Committee, C/- Apartment 44 Manukau. Items to be submitted by Friday 10th July 2020.

NU2U
We are one year old on Wednesday!
Lets Celebrate!

BARGAINS Buy one garment, get one free
See You There Jean & Team
BARGAINS
BARGAINS

FUN DAY TRIPS
SATURDAY THE 11th OF JULY A TRIP TO THAMES
Starting our morning at 8.30am we make our way to Thames where I will make you morning tea at a scenic part of the Thames coast. After morning tea, we visit Thames county market. Next, we will do some sightseeing. Lunch is at Taste Buds café that has neat arts & crafts.
After lunch we stop at Totara Vineyards for free tasting of their version of Baileys. You can also sample port & sherry. There will also be an ice cream stop on the way home. The trip costs $32 dollars.
For bookings phone Brent 826 4008

BINGO BINGO BINGO
Bingo is now going back to its old room, so from Monday night we will be back in the Matai Room. We have managed quite well in the Craft Room but it will be nice to be back to normal. See you Monday, games start at 6.45pm but best to be there before 6.30pm. Bring Dabbers as our spare ones have dried up. Have a good weekend everyone.
All welcome and will see you Monday night.
Aileen Keery and Fay Heywood.

PETANQUE
Hi to old and new players, we would love you to come and see our new wind shelters. We still play on Mondays. Report time 1.30pm and games start at 1.50pm.
New players this is a very easy go lucky game to play.
Freda MK24 817 4300

JULY QUIZ
Yes Virginia! There will be a quiz in JULY. Saturday the 4th to be precise, in Bayview as always, and starting at 4pm. You don’t need to be part of an organised team - we can make up groups of six easily. Just bring your $2 and something to make notes on.
By the way, the introduction to this came from a saying that has entered Xmas folklore in the USA - “Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” - do you know where and why it was first written though? Questions, questions.
Tony and Janet Cross

LINE DANCING
Hi Everyone
Just to let you all know that the Line Dancing Classes are re-starting on Wednesday 1st July 1pm to 3pm in the Seabreeze Lounge
See you all there
Gillian Wright
Line Dance Instructor Phone 0272817564

TABLE GAMES RETURN TO ’NORMAL’
From Monday June 22 table games will resume the previous routine as follows because the Matai room is now free.
Monday 2-4pm Bayview Lounge CRIBBAGE Tuesday 10-12am Bayview Lounge 500 Wednesday 10-12am Matai Room MAHJONG Thursday 10-12 am Matai Room MAHJONG Friday 1.30-3.30 pm RUMMIKUB
Saturday 10-12am MAHJONG Saturday 1-4pm BRIDGE
New or returning players are ALL very welcome. Players who have been playing for a while are always happy to help. Come and enjoy yourselves while keeping your brain active.

PETANQUE
Hi to old and new players, we would love you to come and see our new wind shelters. We still play on Mondays. Report time 1.30pm and games start at 1.50pm.
New players this is a very easy go lucky game to play.
Freda MK24 817 4300

CURLING: Come and Try
Ever watched curling at the Winter Olympics and wanted to give it a go?
Played bowls on the Pinesong rink and wondered what it would be like on ice?
Want to know what all the sweeping is about?
Come along to Paradice, Lansford Cres (just off Wolverton St), this Sunday 24th June, 4:30-7pm and find out what all the excitement is about.
Pre-booking is essential, so for more information, contact Earl on 021 047 8077 or earl.irving@xtra.co.nz
Earl Irving, Bayview 4.

OUTDOOR BOWLS GROUP Are now in full swing!
Organized roll-ups are held at 9.20am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
You need to report by
9.20am for 9.30am start.
We would welcome new members to the group particularly new residents and existing ones interested in joining us.
Some coaching could be arranged at a convenient time for all.
It would be good to see some of our existing players back on the scene.
Any enquiries please ring either - John Horder 8171050 or Dave Annan 817 9154

CROQUET@PINESONG
It is time to start our competitions again. First up is the Triples Trophy, everybody’s favourite! The entry list is up on the notice board at the shed so please get signing NOW. Enter before Friday June 12th please.
We welcome new players. Group play is 1-3pm on Mondays and Fridays and possibly Tuesday 10- 11.30am. This morning play will be reviewed as winter numbers drop. If you are a new resident and have played before please come to challenge us. If you would like to learn the game come down to watch and there are plenty of people will- ing to teach you. We are slightly competitive but enjoy getting together for enjoyable afternoons. The equipment in the shed is for everybody’s use at any time but please follow Covid-19 protocols up on the notice board.
Janet Cross. 4 Manukau 817 6066

TAI CHI
Tai Chi is underway once more after our enforced break due to Covid-19. What a better way to dispel those 'lockdown blues' and get the blood flowing than some gentle exercise.
Great for balance, stress etc. Join the group in the Seabreeze Lounge on Tuesdays at 9.15am.
Quintin Derham, qualified New Zealand and Internationally, has been leading classes here at Pinesong for 19 years. We are very fortunate to have had him share his experience.
Rachel, Quintin's wife, will, for the most part, be taking classes in the future. Quintin will teach occasionally as his time permits.
For the first time ever, class cost will rise to $7 per session. Ten week concession cards can be purchased for $70, which can save that scramble for cash each week.
New members are always welcome and your first class is free. Come along and have a look, join in if you wish.
Vel. Fleming.
Ph 816-8384

MOVE with MIRA!!
Come along for a 30 minute workout with Mira.
Dance to music. Improve your posture and balance. Build a stronger more flexible you and have fun while you do it!
(NB: Chairs will be used. Seated and standing exercise.)
COME GIVE IT A GO! Thursdays 9.15am in Seabreeze lounge. See you there!

EMBROIDERY
The Embroidery ladies are back together again too.
To all new residents, do you stitch, knit, crochet or tat? Come and join us.
We meet each Tuesday morning in the Craft Room (next to the Hairdressers) between 10.30am and noon weekly. We are small friendly group who love our craft and the company of like-minded residents.
If you would like to learn a new skill come along and have a chat. Convenor Lurline Annan, 817 9154 or Email
davidannan86@gmail.com

TABLE TENNIS
We are looking forward to making a gradual start this week. The Kauri Room has been booked now for:
Thursday's 1.30pm - 3.30pm and
Saturday's 9.30am -11.30am.

We will open using the protocols developed for Alert Level 2. These will be displayed just inside the door with hand sanitiser, cleaning spray, paper towels and rubbish bags available for your use. At this stage only singles games can be played, with a maximum of 10 people allowed in the room at any given time, and maintaining social distancing.

Those of you for whom we have contact details, will have had an information sheet outlining these procedures in your letterbox earlier in the week. We look forward to meeting up soon.
Pam Choat 8174826
Ken Jarvis 8168445

NU2U
We are one year old on Wednesday!
Lets Celebrate!

BARGAINS Buy one garment, get one free
See You There Jean & Team
BARGAINS
BARGAINS

FUN DAY TRIPS
SATURDAY THE 11th OF JULY A TRIP TO THAMES
Starting our morning at 8.30am we make our way to Thames where I will make you morning tea at a scenic part of the Thames coast. After morning tea, we visit Thames county market. Next, we will do some sightseeing. Lunch is at Taste Buds café that has neat arts & crafts.
After lunch we stop at Totara Vineyards for free tasting of their version of Baileys. You can also sample port & sherry. There will also be an ice cream stop on the way home. The trip costs $32 dollars.
For bookings phone Brent 826 4008

“ON THE BUSES, TRAINS AND FERRY”
The fiasco at our border last week shows that this is no time for complacency. We must take care of ourselves and do nothing that would place other Pinesong residents and staff at risk. Therefore On The Buses trips will be suspended for the time being.
Some of you may be disappointed but this is the only prudent course to take in such uncertain times.
The situation will be kept under review but it could be some time before trips are resumed.
TERRY DEBENHAM Apt 9W Ph 8170509 or 021 0887 8802

MAH-JONG
Have you ever wanted to learn Mah-jong or to pick it up again after some time?
We have 3 sessions of Mah-jong, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 to 12 in the Matai Room.
On Thursdays one of the tables is a beginners group and I will be coaching newer and returning players who wish to re-join a group. We have a few people interested so I will working with people on Thursdays, except for the first Thursday of the month which is normally Book Club for me.
We are more social than serious so we play and then normally have lunch together in the café for those who wish to join us.
Whenever you like please come along and see how the games go. Previous experience is NOT required.
We would particularly welcome newer residents and at this early stage of the year it is quite a relaxed time.
If you have questions just call me on 8173726.
Margaret Fidow 43 Manukau


SENIOURNET WEST AUCKLAND
Have moved premises to the RSA, Railside Avenue Henderson; parking available. Handy to train, buses and the Mall. Help and Information days held 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 10.00am to 12 noon.
If you need help with your computer/device or a refresher on something you have forgotten, don't hesitate to call in and see us.
Windows, Apple and Android systems covered.
Phone 837 7600.

PROCEDURE FOR THEATRE/EVENTS BOOKINGS
A note to explain how the booking system works:
• The upcoming event will be published in the Pinesong Press.
• You will find a booking sheet in the small room behind Reception.
• If you are interested in coming, sign your name: one name per line plus address and signature.
• Prices are given for each event, but bus charges will be added later.
• Once an outing is fully booked, the sheet goes to the office and costs will be charged to your account.
• Once bookings are charged, if you are unable to come, it is up to YOU to try and find a replacement. (I will always help out where I can)
I hope to arrange many outings this year and new people are very welcome to come. If you need further details contact:
Margaret Topzand 817 3893, 7 Cliffview

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
As a tribute to mark the 250th year since Beethoven’s birth celebrations are being held around the world.
The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra is marking the date by playing all nine of Beethoven’s symphonies in a series of four concerts in March, 2020.
We will be running buses to take concertgoers to each of these concerts for $10 per person for each concert. You can come to any combination of dates, one concert or all four. You will need to purchase your own tickets from the APO booking office
.
Ph 6386266, then contact me to book a seat on the bus.
The concert details are as follows:
Symphonies 1,2,3 on Saturday 21
st March at 7.30pm Symphonies 4 & 5 on Thursday 26th March at 7.30pm Symphonies 6 & 7 on Tuesday 24th March at 7.30pm Symphonies 8 & 9 on Sunday 29th March at 5.00pm
If you would like to join us or if you have any questions please call me. There are programmes for the 2020 APO concerts behind Reception with more details.
Liane Hume Ph 817 7884


Activities



PINESONGSTERS

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

PINESONG CHURCH SERVICES
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
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.

BINGO NIGHT IS MONDAY
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

RUMMIKUB
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

MAH JONG
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

BRIDGE
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

PINESONG BOOK CLUB
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.

ARTS AND CRAFTS.
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.

CARD MAKING
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

TAI CHI
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

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

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

SCRABBLE
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

CRIBBAGE - CHANGE OF VENUE
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

ART GROUP.
 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   

GOLF/CROQUET
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

LINE DANCING FOR BEGINNERS
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.
Gillian

BRIDGE CLUB and 500 CARD GAME
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
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

TABLE TENNIS
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
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

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

TITIRANGI LADIES PROBUS CLUB
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.

TITIRANGI LADIES PROBUS CLUB
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