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SALVATION ARMY AUCKLAND CITADEL BAND
Christmas Carol Service
Sunday 8th December at 2.30 pm in the Seabreeze Lounge.

The visit of the Salvation army band to Pinesong at Christmas time is one of the highlight events on our calendar. Once again we are privileged to have the Auckland Citadel Band come to lead our Carol Service. Come and enjoy hearing the band play and join in singing some of your favourite Christmas Carols. The programme will conclude with afternoon tea.

A gold coin collection will be taken which will go in its entirety to the community work of the Salvation Army.
Deryck Hunt 021 289 1875


CHRISTMAS HYMN-SING .......
Wednesday 11
th will be our final hymn-sing for this year and we’ll make it a Christmas one! Come along and enjoy singing about the true meaning of this special time of the year.
Bayview Lounge ... 7-8pm
Judy Nicholls 8169177

CHRISTMAS “ROCKERS” CONCERT ....
Our very own “Rainbow Rockers” music group is practising hard for an entertaining afternoon just before Christmas, when all your other activities are over and you’re filling in time just waiting for the ‘big day’!
Friday 20
th Dec @ 2.30pm Seabreeze Lounge Afternoon tea
Plan to be there ........I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!!
Judy Nicholls 8169177

QUIZ
PLEASE NOTE IT WILL NOW BE THE 3rd MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Also keep Saturday 7th December free for our grand Christmas Quiz with special prizes funded by the Committee.
Tony and Janet Cross

TABLE TENNIS
We are now in the Matai Room at the following times;
Mondays:   1.30 - 3pm
Thursdays:  1.30 - 3pm

Please note that the Saturday playing time is not available but once the café refurbishment is completed we will be back to our usual times in the Kauri Room. The times that may have been used by family groups in the past are not available for these 2 months.
A bit of a change for us but I'm sure we can make it work. See you there!
Pam Choat 8174826    Ken Jarvis 8168445

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

AUCKLAND PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
2020 Concert Season programme
The “Friends of the Philharmonia Orchestra” group runs a subsidised bus that leaves Pinesong Reception to take patrons to the APO concerts, dropping us off at the door of the Town Hall and picking us up from there after the concert. All this for just $10 per concert! Cheaper than driving in and finding parking!
There are a number of residents already using this service, but any other residents who would like to attend any of the concerts are very welcome. Friends from outside the village are welcome to use this service, as are residents wishing to attend on a casual basis. Just book your ticket and then give me a call to reserve a seat on the bus.
I have left several copies of the 2020 programme on the table behind reception. Please feel free to take a programme if you are interested. I have enclosed a Bus Booking form for you to indicate the concerts you have booked. Please forward it to me and I’ll know to look out for you. This also enables me to know numbers when booking the buses. Call me if you have any questions.
Liane Hume Ph 817 7884 liane.hume@gmail.com

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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
Thursdays, at 10am to 12 noon.
Norma Lee – 6924

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