What's on: Family events

If you're wanting some family or group bonding time, there are plenty of activities for you.

The 2017 Morehu Day Multicultural Festival church event aims to bring the community together for a fun-filled family day.

From 9am there will be a pohiri at Te Ariki Park to get the celebrations underway.

 From there, all day entertainment includes kai, stalls, top town, a live graffiti display, morehu got talent, kids' games and activities, romiromi massages, health stalls, merchandise and cabaret.

The Morehu Day Multicultural Festival will be at the Rangataua Sports and Cultural Club on 450 Maungatapu Road from 9am-4pm.

If that's not for you, maybe watching some thrilling thoroughbred racing is?

Christmas at the Races is on today with many festive activities on during the day.

There will be live music playing between races, loads of free kids' entertainment and plenty of chances to win spot prizes.

The Christmas at the Races event is at Racing Tauranga on 1381 Cameron Road. Gates open at 10.30am and racing runs from 12.30pm-5pm.

Tickets are $10 for Adults general admission and free for under 18-year-olds.

SunLive's other recommendations:

Art in the Park Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui 9am-5pm. Original Art for Sale Tauranga Society of Artists Inc

Balmoral Kilties Welcomes ladies to join this great sport for fun, friendship & fitness. Age 30+. For more info ph Coach Anita 07 5788996 or 02102576094 evenings.

Bay Networking Singles Club Social activities 55 +. Dining, BBQ's, outings etc. Facebook us on Bay networking Singles Social Group or phone Mary-Anne 0272071690 0r Jonathan 07 5722091

Beth El Messianic Family Come celebrate family life with Jews & Gentiles who meet & worship as Yeshua (Jesus) & all the early believers did. 10am Otumoetai Primary. BethEl.org.nz

BOP Sun Club Sat 18th & Sun 19th at 430 Manawahe Rd Awakaponga. Sausage Sizzle for lunch on both days. All welcome. Ph 027 440 5157 or www.gonatural.co.nz

Bromeliad Display & Sales Held at Matua Hall, Levers Rd, Matua 8-12noon. Sale plants & advice from local Bromeliad club growers. Free entry. Spot prizes.

Christmas Guinea Pig Show Omokoroa Hall - open to public from 10-3, gold coin entry. Register your guinea pig before 12pm for $5 & enter fun classes. Contact Rhoda 027 862 1511

Christmas Social Dance  Held on Sat, 9 Dec, Greerton Hall, 7.30pm. BYO drink & nibbles. Great music by Helen Riley. Everyone welcome. Ph 544 2337 or 027 322 1786

Dancing Tonight Te Puke Scottish Society monthly dance, 7:30-11pm, Te Puke Baptist Church, Malyon St/Station Rd, Te Puke. Great music, lovely supper. Ph Valerie 573 7093

Dragon Boating - Womens Give it a Go Paddling Sessions held weekly Mon/Thurs 5:30pm & Sat 7:30am, Sulphur Point. RSVP by Txt Brooke 022 078 2308 for info pack.

Gate Pa Junior Tennis Saturdays: 9am 5-8 years, 10am 9-11 years. Thursdays: 4:30pm Intermediate & College ages. Coaching included. Enquiries Graeme 0274 520 600 or web/facebook.

Katikati Bowling Club 8 Park Road. 12:45-3pm. Ph Phil Green 549 5344

LOL Laughter Wellness Discover the joy & health benefits of hearty laughter. 11:00-11:45am Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui. Koha. Ph Trish 022 036 6768 Email lollaughterwellness@gmail.com

  1.   •  Wednesdays & Thursdays 9am at 6/45 Aviation Ave. New members welcome. Go to www.menzshed.org.nz or Ph Keith Dickson 021 0259 6454

Ocktoberfest Gala/Fun Run  Saturday 28th: 9-1. Fun Run rego 8:30, start time 9am. Activities for children and adults, free entertainment, wonderful food, including hangi. Te Puke Baptist Church

Otumoetai Tennis Club Adult Tennis on Saturdays at Bellevue Park, 75 Windsor Road, Bellevue. Start time 1:30pm. Enquiries Fred 544 5088

Petanque Tga/BOP Club Club Mt Maunganui. Tuesdays & Saturdays 1pm start. All welcome. Try a new sport! Equipment available, all coaching given. Ph Jo Ann 578 3606

Qigong With Michael Classes: Mon 1-2pm (weekly) Whisp Alternative Health Club Shop 24 Piccadilly Arcade, 43 Devonport Rd Sat: 9:30am-10:30am (weekly) Health Quarters 67 Willow St. Bookings 021 735 798 www.michaelgoodhue.com

Tauranga Friendship Social Club Walks, dinners & outings for the over 50s. Couples & singles all welcome. Barbara 544 7461

Te Puke Community Market Jubilee Park 9am-1pm 3rd Saturday of the month. Stalls $10. Ph Monique 027 356 9545

Te Puke Scottish Society Dance, Sat 18th Nov 7:30-11pm. Te Puke Baptist Church. Lovely supper, great band, good programme. $7 entry. Valerie 573 7093

Term 4 Art Classes Adult Art Classes for Term 4 booking now. Clay, paint, stone sculpture, drawing & more. Check out theincubator.co.nz for more information.

The Sociables 30s/40s/50s age group of males & females that meet once a week to dine out or participate in activities & events. Ph: 022 012 0376

The Way Messianic Meetings A community that teaches & practices 'One New Man' principles as outlined in scripture. All ages welcome.10am, Hillier Ctr, Mt Maunganui. Ph 021 0226 3515

TIRCCC November Race Day Last points meeting of the season. Come down & check it out. May be a new hobby. Practice starts approx 10:30 Saturday. Mount Sports Centre.

Village Radio Museum Community Radio broadcasting nostalgic music & Community Notices seven days on 1368 KHz AM Band. Radio Museum open from 10am. Request line 571 3710.

WANTED Books/CDs/DVDs/Puzzles For Mount Lions & Lioness Clubs Book Fair. Drop-off points or collection ph Pip 543 2175 or Stella 575 0685 or text details to 021 033 0795



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