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The Band of Hope in connection with the Port Chalmers Congregational Church met on Friday evening. The programme, consisting of recitation?, solos, and duets, was listened to with extreme pleasure. Two choruses by the children's choir were particularly well done, reflecting great credit upon Miss & M'Kinlay, who devotes great energy to the children's practice. During: the evening short speeches were given bv Messrs D.Marrand G.Churchill. Mr A Fail contributed a violin solo and Miss Bell and Mr Harland gave recitations. MrThomEoa presided.

The Albany street School dancing class ; which has been held on Friday afternoons dunug the winter months was brought to a close by the annual social on Friday evenine The gymnasium ha.ll, which was gaily decorated for the occasion, was crowded bv pupils, es-pupils, aud friends. Songs were i contributed by Miss Edith Grenvls, Mra | Stevenson, Messrs Palmer, C. Downes, and lA. Thomson. The grand march was played in splendid style by three ex-pupih, and a most enjoyable evening was spent. Mr D Mathieson, of the School Committee, in proposing a vote of thanks to the head-master (Mr Ferguson) and those teachers who had I helped him in oarrying out the work of the class, and also in making the social aauccess, said that their work was purely a labor of love, and that he was sura the parents of. ; the pupils, as well as the pupils themselv« B ; appreciated their efforts. He was also slad to seo so many ex-pupils present. The farewell social tendered to GW in'ah ' Han *? y tfc u e Danodin 1U.0F., was held m the Albanv str«»Pt Hall on Friday Over fifty coupes were present, and the function Was a prononneel success. Though the evening was SS dancing was kept up with vigor until 1.30 and al bands seemed to thoroughly enfi themselves. Songs were contributed J Dy Miss Mercer, Sisters Dorston and Famfe and Bros F. Wilkinson and ' Piano solos by Misses Mercer and Munro? Mr Mantell officiated at the piano, and g£ e univeraal satisfaction. The catering w£K the capable hands of the Rebekah sisters by P.O. Sis. Chapman 'K *. Wilkinson a»d M'Laughlin acted £ M.C.s. nnring the evening D.R6.M? - ' * \* 8 J r eWel of «° ld and silver, suitably ascribed. In so doing fc« referred to ti£ many services rendered by him to every department of the Order in Dunedin, and expressed the keen regret felt by all OddxtU°wao?lere a * losing him from their midst. N.&. bister Farnie (Ruth Lodge) also pre, sented Bro. Hancock with a silver-mounted walking stick on behalf of the Rebekab branch of the Order, and in a neat speech thankPd him for his services to their cause ■ o The Leith street Literary and Debatine bociety held,their second annual soeial at the Leith street Church on Wednesday evening. Speeches brief and bright and befitting the occasion were delivered bv the Rev Mr Fellipreeident), Mr Cleland (vicepresident), and MrWatben, and a musical programme was EuppHed by the Misses Bennett. Mies Moss, Miss Gilmour, Miss, Paterson Miw Nfede Mr Fay, Mr Stable,, Mr Doug.a«3, Mr Nicholson, and Mr DavwS Hunter, , ,

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SOCIAL GATHERINGS., Issue 10436, 4 October 1897

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SOCIAL GATHERINGS. Issue 10436, 4 October 1897

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