What's On

Saturday 29 April

Bay Network Singles Social Club

55+ who wish to make new friends & enjoy club activities, dining, shows, trips, bbq's etc. Mary-Anne 027 207 1690 or 576 9988

Baypark Family Speedway

Fireworks Extravaganza – Closing Night 6.30-10pm. Stock drivers from the top half of the North Island will compete for the Harry Fredrickson Stock Gold Cup. Tickets from $20. www.bayparkspeedway.co.nz

Caravan & Motorhome Owners

Interested in joining like minded people & attend weekend rallies? Neal 576 9031

Czech & Slovak Club Tauranga

Burning of witches + Lucie Dobrovodska & Paka Concert at Redwood Valley Farm. Buy your ticket on https://www.csclubtauranga.nz/en/events/

Exhibition by Tracey Clark

“Sweet Inspirations” with paintings of quirky birds, on show at The Art Lounge NZ, Devonport Rd until May 9 (Tues to Sat 11am - 5pm).

Friendship Force International

Friendship & Home Hosting exchanges with other clubs worldwide. Barbara 574 5711 or email: regclothier@gmail.com www.thefriendshipforce.org

Katikati Youth Skate Comp

Katikati Skate Park 11.30am registration, 12.30pm start. $5 entry. Prize categories: Under 13, Under 16, Open & Best Trick. 549 0399. Wet weather postponement date May 6th.

LOL Laughter Wellness

Have a laugh in the winter timeslot at Arataki Community Centre, Mount 11-11.45am. $3 door. Trish 022 036 6768 email: lollaughterwellness@gmail.com

Messianic Meetings

Every Sat at Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui 10am. Seek to unite together in our walk to put truth into action on a daily basis. 544 7424 or 0210 226 3515

Narcotics Anonymous Open Meetings

Sat 7.30-8.30pm & every Sun 7-8pm, Hanmer Clinic, 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton. Mon 7-8pm & Fri 7.30-8.30pm, Hillier Centre. 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui. Women's Meeting every Tues 10.30-11.30am Downstairs Hall, Salvation Army Recovery Church, 375 Cameron Rd. 0800 NA TODAY

Papamoa Healing Centre

Papamoa Library, 15 Gravatt Rd. May 6 – Mini Expo Healers Night. Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start. Entry $15 inc free raffle & supper. 022 0670 467

Petanque @ Club Mt Maunganui

Sat 1pm. Equip available, all levels welcome. Arnold 544 5598

Sabbath Service

Every Sat 10.30am Bible discussion adults & children. 11.45am share blessings/singing/sermon Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui. 576 0435 or 021 0778 214

Tauranga Writers

Bringing out the Book in You. Heremanuhiri Room, Greerton Library. 10am-4pm. Special guest: novelist John Stuart Reynolds with Writing Your First Novel, etc. (12-1pm.) Gold coin entry. 07 777 0212, txt 028 406 32 40.

Te Whakakaha Trust

Celebrate the declaration of Sanctuary status for the Otawa Conservation area. Meet at the Sanctuary area, 1254 No 3 Road, Te Puke 10am – 2pm for a bbq in celebration. Official proceedings 11am. Parking: Drive through the open gate to the end of the gravel road. Email: tewhakatrust@gmail.com

The Original Greerton Hall Market

8am – 12pm. Crafts, plants, produce, bric-a-brac. Stalls inside/outside. Tea, coffee, food available. New stallholders always welcome. Tricia/Gary 543 1487 or 027 908 2952. greertonmarket@actrix.co.nz www.facebook.com/greertonhallmarket

Village Radio

Community radio broadcasting from Tauranga Historic Village 1368 kHz AM. Music of 1940's - 90's weekends 9am - 5pm, weekdays 10am - 5pm. www.villageradio.co.nz or 571 3710

Virtually on Track

Goosechase challenge. Keep the kids entertained these holidays. Amazing Race-style challenge at McLaren Falls Park. Download the goosechase app on your smartphone, sign up & search ‘Sport BOP McLaren Falls Magic'. More info at www.sportbop.co.nz/getactive/virtually-on-track/

World Dance Day

‘Give dance a go' at Anglican Hall, Beach Rd, Katikati 2-4pm. Door donation. Gayle 577 1753 or 027 274 8753 

Sunday 30 April

A Course in Miracles

Discover your life purpose with love & compassion in the Backbenches Room, Grindz Cafe, 50 1st Ave. 12.30: coffee & chat. 1pm: Watch a video + discussion. Trans denominational. Free.

Bay Bible Fellowship/Lord's Day

Worship & communion service at Welcome Bay Primary School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd 10am. “Evangelistic living.” Preacher: Tom Griffiths. www.bbf.net.nz

Bee Interest Group

Monthly meeting at Welcome Bay Community Centre 2pm. Bring along your bee suit, something to share for afternoon tea & a gold coin donation for the group. Gordon 027 544 2882

Bible Seminars

Greerton Senior Citizen's Hall, Maitland St 1.45pm. Title: “Bible Genealogies”. Interactive, Q&A. Refreshments provided. Vic 543 0504

Club Mt Maunganui

Bingo every first & third Sunday of month. Good prizes. 575 4886

Croquet

Every Sun, Tues, Fri at Tauranga Domain, Cameron Rd 12.45pm. Beginners welcome. Peter 571 0633

Discover your Life Purpose

How to achieve what you want using visioning. Backbenches Room, Grindz Cafe, 50 1st Ave 12.30pm coffee & chat. 1pm: Watch a video & discussion. Free.

Evensong

Choral Evensong with St Peter's Chancel Choir. St Peter's Anglican Church, 15 Victoria Rd, Mt Maunganui 4pm. Donations accepted.

Home Computer Club (Tga) Inc

Computer enthusiasts meet to share knowledge & experience last Sun of month at Arts & Crafts Centre, Elizabeth St West 9.30am – 12.30pm approx. $3 door charge. 544 2067

ITF Tae Kwon Do

Midlands Tournament, hosted by Silla Tae Kwon Do Club, Te Puna at Aquinas College Action Centred, Pyes Pa 9am – 3pm. Leona 022 413 7942

Play it again Jan

Jan Preston at Baycourt Exhibition Space 7pm. www.baycourt.co.nz

Quakers in Tauranga

In hall behind Brain Watkins House, cnr Elizabeth St/Cameron Rd 10am for an hour of mainly silent worship followed by tea/coffee & talk. 544 0448 www.quaker.org.nz

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

Meet Sun 1.30pm & Thurs 1.30pm at pond behind 24 Montego Drive, Papamoa to sail Electron & similar 3ft long yachts, for fun. Adult beginners welcome. Graham 572 5419

Rifle Range Public Open Day

Open to public on last Sun of the month. Range at end of Ngawaro Rd, at the TECT All Terrain Park 9am - 3pm. Bring own ammo, shooting rests, ear muffs etc. Must bring fire-arms license $15pp (cash only). www.deerstalkersbop.org.nz

Tauranga Friendship & Social Club

Walks, dinners & outings for over 50's. Barbara 544 7461

Tauranga Spiritual Society

Senior Citizen's Hall, 14 Norris St, Tauranga. Mini expo – healers & readers. Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm. Raffles & free supper. Members $3, non members $5. 022 0670 467

Tauranga Writers

Bringing out the book in you 2. Aihe Room, Papamoa Library & Community Centre, 10am-4pm. Special Guests: writer Tony Walsh & daughter Kat, Oceanbooks. Reading by Tony (12-1.) Gold coin entry. 07 777 0212, txt 028 406 32 40.

The 13-Storey Treehouse

CDP Theatre Producers Ltd at Baycourt Addison Theatre 12pm & 3pm. www.baycourt.co.nz 

Monday 1 May

Achieve Toastmasters

Keep speaking, keep helping, keep succeeding. 1st, 3rd & 5th Mon of month at St Stephen's Church Hall, Brookfield, Tauranga 7.30-9.30pm. Craig 027 587 5115

Active Adults Fun Fitness

Aerobic, weights, yoga. Every Mon at Arataki Community Centre 9-10am. $7. Lynda 574 0457 or 029 230 0162

Al Anon

Support offered to those affected by someone's addiction to alcohol. Every Monday at St George's Church, Cameron Rd, Tauranga 7pm. Chrissy 281 0933

Badminton Club

Every Mon, Aquinas College, Pyes Pa 7.30-9.30pm. Adults & year 12 & above. Racquets available. Sue 0211 944 335 www.taurangabadmintonclub.co.nz

Body & Soul Fun Fitness

For over 50's, social events & guest speakers. Mon & Fri Greerton Hall Cameron Rd. Tues Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave. Weds City Church cnr Otumoetai Rd/Sherwood St. Thurs at Tauranga Senior Citizens Hall, Norris St be-hind Pak n Save. All classes 9.15-10.15am. Dianne 576 5031 or 027 431 4326

Bowls

Every Mon at Bethlehem Hall, Main Highway 7.15pm. First 3 nights free. Wendy 578 2585

Chess Mount Maunganui

Mount RSA Chess Club every Mon at Mount RSA, 544 Maunganui Rd. Early programme 6-7.30pm during school term. Late programme 7.30pm onwards. Standard chess rules. Incl casual games. Noel 579 5412

Dancing

Every Mon & Weds at Senior Citizen's Hall, Norris St 7pm. Modern, waltzes, tango, quicksteps & more. $3pp. 543 9125

Dutch Friendly Support Network

Coffee morning 1st Mon of month, Vintage Car Club Rooms, Cliff Rd, Tauranga 10am - 12pm. $3 entry. Peter 548 2835

Fitness League

Low impact exercise set to music using the Bagot Stack technique, for women of all ages & abilities. First class free. Mon at Settlers Hall Omokoroa 9.30am & Tues St Johns Anglican Church Waihi 9.30am. Dorothy 549 3378

Free Art Workshops for Teenagers

Starts today – Zen Art Group for 11-16 year olds at Papamoa Community Support Centre 3.30-4.30pm. Ten week course. Contributions to be included in a magazine for community. Rose 021 075 8040 or email: crystalrose7891@gmail.com

Free Meditation Classes in Bellevue

Every Mon 10am & Weds 7.30pm. Find peace & the joy of life. Stop those thoughts. Enjoy good health & better quality of sleep. David/Trisha 570 1204

Friends of the Library

Tauranga Library 5.30pm for tea/coffee. Speaker: Anna Finlayson-Smith, chairperson Friends of Baycourt. Betty 542 4322

Line Dancing

Every Mon at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave 6-8pm. Every Weds at Arataki Community Hall, Zambuk Way, Bay-fair 12-2pm. Every Thurs at Matua Hall, Levers Rd 1-3pm. Pat 544 2574

Mah Jong

Every Monday at Tauranga South Bowling Club, 11th Ave 12.45-4pm. Visitors & beginners welcome - free teaching available. Shirley 576 0014

Mt Maunganui Bridge Club

Every Mon 12.45-4.15pm, with junior & novice sessions 7-9.15pm. Weds 7-10.15pm. Thurs 10.45am - 2.15pm (bring your lunch). Fri 12.45-4.15pm. 60 Golf Rd. $3 members $5 visitors. Anne 572 5522

Nam Wah Pai Kung Fu

Chinese martial art training, Selwyn Ridge School, Welcome Bay 6-7.30pm. Brian 021 241 7059

Omokoroa Beach Indoor Bowling Club

Meet at Settlers Hall, Omokoroa Rd Mon 1.30pm & Tues 7.30pm. Cost $3. Anne 548 1636

Otumoetai Indoor Bowls

Box Drawn Rinks (Ken Laurie Trophy) Matua Primary School Hall, Clivedene St 7.15pm. New members welcome. Karen 576 0443

Recycled Teenagers

Gentle exercise for 50's forwards. Mon & Weds, 14 Norris St, Tauranga Senior Citizens Club. Tues at St Mary's Church Hall, Girven Rd. All 9 - 10.30am. First class free. Jennifer 571 1411

St Columba Indoor Bowling Club

Otumoetai Rd, Cherrywood. Names in by 7.15pm, 7.30pm start. All playing levels welcome. Paul 576 6324

Tauranga Rock n Roll Club Inc

Every Mon at Legion of Frontiersmen's Hall, 165 Elizabeth St 7- 8pm. Relaxed, social evening of dancing. Members $3, non-members $5. Check the Facebook pages. Trina 576 7461 a/hs

Tauranga Scottish Country Dance Club

Beginners class at St John's Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd 6.30-8.30pm. Sarah 579 0123

Tauranga Senior Citizens Club

Cards, 500 & Bridge Mon & Thurs. Indoor Bowls Tues, Weds & Sat at 14 Norris St, behind Pak n Save 1-4pm. Register by 12.45pm. $2 incl afternoon tea.

Women's Art Group

Every Mon at Lyceum Club Rooms, 68 1st Ave 9am - 12pm. Margaret 543 3244 

Tuesday 2 May

ABC - Avenues Badminton Club

Every Tues at Tauranga Boys' College Gym. Juniors 6-7.30pm (term time), seniors (adults) 7.30-9.30pm. Adults $7, student $5. Delwyn 027 212 4720

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meet every Tues at St Peter's Church Hall, 11 Victoria Rd, Mount 7.30-8.30pm. 0800 229 6757

Argentine Tango

Guys, we need you to rotate, as partners, with the girls. No experience necessary. Free lessons. Denise 0204 006 1340

Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

Information evening presented by the Heart Foundation. 2 May, Bob Owens Retirement Village, Recreation Room, 112 Carmichael Road, Bethlehem 5-7pm. Hannah Lowe from the Cardiac Clinic and Carolyn Woolerton from Medwise. Come & get your questions about AF & the medications used to treat it answered. RSVP Francesca 575 4787 or email:francescar@heartfoundation.org.nz

BOP Linux Users

Share & learn about the free Linux computer operating system & free Open Source software. 1st Tues of month at LJ Hooker, Cnr Cameron Rd /8th Ave 7-9pm. Experts & beginners welcome. $2. 578 6024 www.boplug.co.nz

Cards 500

Every Tues & Thurs at Mount Senior Citizen's, 345 Maunganui Rd 12.45pm. Garry 576 3033

Excel Toastmasters

Every 2nd, 4th & 5th Tues of month at Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Bayfair 6.15-8.30pm. Learn excellent public speaking & leadership skills. yolanda.cambridge@gmail.com or 544 3730

Fitness League

Ladies exercise with dance, weights, floor work every Tues at St Columba Church, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Cherrywood 9.30-10.30am. Gloria 021 139 2448

Free Diabetes Nurse Educator Clinic

Hairini Doctors every Tuesday by appointment only. 571 3422 or debbie@diabeteshelp.org.nz

Greerton Lions Club

1st & 3rd Tues of month at Fairway Lounge, Tauranga Racecourse 6pm. Bill 543 4424

Greerton Village Music

Community music morning for seniors. Come along, enjoy the music, join in with dancing. Meet new people. Guest artists. Greerton Hall, 1247 Greerton Rd 10am – 12pm.. Entry $4pp, morning tea provided. Di/Charley 0276 262 496

Inachord Chorus

Ladies singing group. Great music, great company. Bethlehem Community Church Building, 183 Moffat Rd, Bethlehem 7.15-9.15pm. Debbie 0211 291 126

Israeli Dancing

Every Tues, Gate Pa Primary School, Cameron Rd 7-8pm. All ages welcome, no partner required. Maria 544 1680/022 165 2114

Katikati Maestro's

More men needed to join their choir. Rehearse every Tues at St Peter's Church 7pm. Jeanette 549 3668 or 027 243 5799

Mount Morning Badminton

Every Tues at Mount Sports Centre, Blake Park 9-11.30am. Social, competitive, all ages. Daily fee $5pp. Margaret 575 9792

Otumoetai Matua Walking Group

Every Tues at Kulim Park 9am. 576 7339

Papamoa Sports Indoor Bowls

Don Spratt Reserve, Parton Rd. Coaching available. Names in by 7.15pm for 7.30 start. Michael 542 0609 or 0274 888 5968

Petanque - Tga/BOP Club

Club Mt Maunganui 1pm start. Equip available, coaching given. Linda 544 2818

Pilates Classes

Every Tues at Arataki Community Centre 11.15-12.15pm. Every Thurs at Omokoroa Settler's Hall 11am - 12pm. $12 per class. Claudia 0211 927 706

Piloga Classes

Fusion of Pilates & yoga movements. Every Mon & Fri at Arataki Community Centre 10.15-11.30am. $15 per class.

South City Indoor Bowls

Open Fours Tournament (plate & raffle item) at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Mary 541 0687

Tauranga Friendship Diamond Club

Formerly Tauranga Probus Diamond Club meet 1st Tues of month at Tauranga Citizen's Club cnr Cameron Rd & 13th Ave 1.30pm. Guest speakers, social activities – outings. Nancy 543 4468

Tauranga Morning Badminton Club

Tues & Thurs at QE Youth Centre, cnr 11th Ave/Devonport Rd 9-11.30am. Heather 574 0976

Tauranga Samba

Brazilian drumming/percussion at Mount Sports Centre cnr Hull & Maunganui Rds 7.15-9.15pm. No experience needed. Rob 021 232 7185

Tauranga Scrabble Club

Tues at Tauranga Bridge Club, Ngatai Rd 8.50am. $3 games $3. New players welcome. 544 8372

Tauranga Stroke Support Drop-In Centre

Peer support group for stroke survivors & their carers. Every Tues at Greerton Senior Citizen's Hall, Maitland St 9.30am - 12pm. $4pp 571 3050

Tauranga Target Rifle Club

Shooting every Tues 7pm. Ellis 578 0098

Yoga

Tues, Yoga Matua Hall 6.50-8pm. Weds & Fri Yoga Fergusson Park 9.30-10.40am. Tues & Thurs Yin Yoga, 121 Carlton St 10-11.30am. For timetable www.stellayoga.co.nz or Stella 021 024 96390 

Wednesday 3 May

Age Concern Walking Group

End of Sulphur Point Marina, Yacht Club 10am. 578 2631

Alcoholics Anonymous

Reflections at Te Puke every Weds at Te Puke Baptist Church, Station Rd 7.30-8.30pm. 0800 229 6757

Art in the Afternoon

First Weds of month at Gallery, cnr Wharf & Willow Sts 3pm. Guest speaker: Phil Jones - Pikitia photographer. Presented by Friends of Tauranga Art Gallery. Friends: a gold coin. Visitors: $5. Email: Paula at friends@artgallery.org.nz

Belly Dancing with Arabian Spice

Every Weds at St Columba Church Hall, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Tauranga 6.30-8.30pm. 0211 245 892 or 576 4112 arabianspicebd@gmail.com

Bowls Indoor

Every Weds & Fri at Mount Senior Citizen's, 345 Maunganui Rd 12.45pm. Nancy/Ernie 575 4650

Cards

Do you play crib or would like to learn? Every Weds at Greerton RSA 1pm. Rona 578 7939

Club Mount Indoor Bowls

Every Weds at 45 Kawaka St. Names in by 6.45 for 7pm start. Val 027 302 8149 or 543 4168

Community Bible Study International

Every Weds at City Church, 252 Otumoetai Rd 7-9pm. Bible study on “The Book of Genesis.” Julie 552 4068

Fernlands Water Exercise Class

Every Weds 10.45-11.45am. Suitable for accident or illness rehabilitation. Helpful in weightloss or arthritis. Classes held rain or shine. Jennifer 571 1411

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Club night at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Champion Finals 7pm. Kevin 543 4044

Greerton Scout Group - Cub Pack

Open to boys/girls yrs 4-6. Meet Weds during school term at Greerton Scout Hal, Hynds Rd, Tauranga 5.30-7pm. Email: greertonscouts@outlook.com

Healing Rooms

Experience God's healing touch. No charge, all ages welcome. Upstairs at Graced Op Shop, cnr 11th Ave & Christopher St 1-3pm. 021 110 0878 www.healingrooms.co.nz

Kiwi Toasters

Every 1st, 3rd & 5th Weds of the month at 3 Palm Springs Boulevard (same building as Palm Springs Pharmacy) 5.30-7pm. Chrissy 027 296 7939

Let's Learn

Courses, classes, workshops, activities - options galore. www.letslearn.co.nz Shelley 544 9557

Lyon O'Neale Arnold

Library Law Services. Free legal advice seminars on Trusts. Tauranga City Library 12.30-1.30pm & 5.30-6.30pm. 577 7177 or email: library@tauranga.govt.nz to register

Mount Healing & Spiritual Centre

1st & 3rd Weds at Omanu Golf Club, Golf Rd, Mount. Doors open 7pm. Guest speaker: Trixie May Moss - clairvoyance. Door charge $3. Janet 027 264 0226

Narcotics Anonymous

Working the Steps. Closed meeting every Weds 7.30-9pm, Downstairs Hall (accessed from bottom carpark), Salvation Army Recovery Church, 375 Cameron Rd. Ph 0800 NA TODAY

New Plymouth High

Old Girls' Association AGM at Raft Café, Chapel St 10.45am. Subs due. Margaret 549 1124

Papamoa Outdoor Bowls

Roll Ups Weds & Sun, George Spratt Reserve 12.45pm. Gail 574 0177

SAYgo - Falls Prevention Class

Gentle exercise for the elderly, held 3 Weds each month. Hall not available 1st Weds of month. At St John's Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd, Otumoetai 2-3pm. Allison 576 4536

Scottish Country Dancing

Every Weds at Senior Citizen's Hall, Maunganui Rd 7pm. Lynne 573 5055

Singles Coffee Club 60+

Every Weds 10am for coffee & once a month for lunch for a social get together. Looking for something new or meet new friends? Gayle 27 439 3267 or email: mixandmingle@xtra.co.nz

Tauranga Embroiderers' Guild

Every Weds at Tauranga Rowing Club, Devonport Rd 10am - 2.30pm & 7.30-9.30pm. Beginners welcome. Jenny 07 219 7740

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group

Franklin Rd to Tui Rd via Tui Mine. Grade mod, approx. 6.5 hrs. Garth 575 7293

Tauranga South Garden Club

First Weds of month at Central Baptist Church Hall cnr 13th Ave & Cameron Rd 1.30-3pm. Visitors welcome. Margaret 578 1017 

Thursday 4 May

A Place to Bee

Craft, conversation, coffee, knitting. Every Thurs at Lighthouse Church, next to Welcome Bay shops on the hill 11am - 1pm. Mel 027 576 3105

Ali Harper in a Doris Day Special

Presented by Ali-Cat Productions Ltd & Baycourt, at Addison Theatre 7pm. www.baycourt.co.nz

Bay City Rockers

Social Rock n Roll dancing as well as Neon Moon, Rock n Roll Waltz. Every Thurs at Senior Citizen's Hall, Norris St 7-9.30pm. $3 entry. Gavin 027 643 6222

Begin the Greatest Adventure

St Thomas More Church 7-9pm. Food, talk, discussion. To register Heidi 027 471 9642 #try alpha.

Club Mt Maunganui

Social games club. Play indoor bowls & cards every Thurs 12.45-3.30pm. Prizes to be won & visits to other clubs. Monthly subsidised dinners. Gloria 575 0059

Community Bible Study International

Every Thurs at 14th Ave Gospel Centre 10am - 12pm for a Bible study on “The Book of Matthew.” Jack/Betty 544 3809

EMPLOYNZ Free Course

Tauranga Library 10-11am, Papamoa 12-1pm & Greerton 2-3pm. Sally 027 652 1429

Fitness League

Safe, effective, low impact exercise to music using the Bagot Stack technique. Helps posture, balance & stamina. Free 1st class. Thurs: Central Baptist Church Hall, cnr 13th Ave/Cameron Rd 9.30am. Weds: Katikati Memorial Hall 10am. Pam 549 4799 or 021 117 7170

Free Guitar Lessons

Every Thurs at Historic Village 10-11.30am. Limited to 3 people per day. Register with Joseph 020 408 97462

Free Meditation Classes

Every Thurs at Meredith Hall, Fraser St, Merivale (near Yatton Park) 7.30pm. Enjoy good health & better quality of sleep. Ian 576 2032

French Connection

For lovers of all things French. Meet fortnightly Thurs at La Mexica on the Strand 4.30-6.30pm. agohns@yahoo.co.nz

Happiness & Our Mind

Drop-in meditation classes, beginners welcome. Classes are self-contained so start any date. Every Thurs at Greerton Library, 139 Greerton Rd 7-8.30pm. Cost $15 per class. www.meditateintauranga.org

Healing Rooms

First Thurs of month at Bay Coastal Healing Rooms, Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Bayfair 1.30-4.30pm. Healing karakia. Prayer & peace for your physical, emotional & spiritual well being. No appointment necessary, no charge.

More Than Crafts

Every Thurs at Greerton Bible Church (cnr Chadwick & Oropi Rds) 9.30-11.30am. All types of crafts. $3 entry. Ruth 543 4879

Orange City Square & Round Dance Club

Tuesday 10am. Weds Advanced, Thurs Club night & New Learner Class 7.30pm. Frontiersmen's Hall. 543 1063

Papamoa 500 Club

Every Thurs at Gordon Spratt Reserve 12.45pm. Dave 575 5887

Simplee Cre8ive

Every Thurs at Arataki Community Centre, Bayfair 9am - 2.30pm. All crafts. Jenny 574 7401

Sunshine Dance Group

Learn sequence dancing every Thurs at Baptist Church Hall, cnr 13th Ave/Cameron Rd 7-8.30pm followed by dancing until 10pm. $2pp entrance includes supper. Jan 544 4379

Tauranga Branch of Forest & Bird

Speaker: Max Mason - on his 6 month hike along the 3,500km Appalachian Trail through 14 eastern US states. Followed by AGM. St John's Anglican Church Hall, Bureta Rd 7pm.

Tauranga Heart Support Group

Low impact group exercise class for those with or at risk of heart & associated diseases. Mon & Thurs at City Church, Otumoetai Rd 9.30-10.30am. $4pp. Diana 021 0476 155

Women's Singing Group

Every Thurs at 68 1st Ave, Tauranga 11am. Beginners welcome. Interested? Marie 576 1300 

Friday 5 May

Chess Tauranga

Tauranga RSA, Greerton 5-7pm, for the whole family. Longer if necessary for longer games. Incl casual games. Standard chess rules. Werner 548 1111 http:/www.westernbopchess.weebly.com/

Counselling

Need to talk? First session free at Arataki Community Centre. To book your appointment, Karen 021 579 249

Greerton Indoor Bowling Club

Night Tournament (2 plates per person), Tauranga City Silver Band Hall, Yatton St. Names in by 7.15pm. Sally 571 8914

Sport Nutrition

For ladies who train boxing or martial art, or mix martial arts. Svetlana 027 616 2124

Tauranga Home Show

May 5, 6 & 7 at ASB Arena Baypark 10am - 5pm daily. $10 adults, children 13 & under free. Friday entry special: 2 for 1 Friday. www.taurangahomeshow.co.nz

Tauranga Lyceum Club

Catered lunch first Fri of month & dinner third Weds with varied & interesting speakers. Other activities include; painting, mah jong, music, bridge & Rummikub. 68 First Ave. Margaret 543 3244

Te Puke Senior Citizen's Club

500 cards every Fri 1-3pm. Brian 573 8465. Bolivia every Weds 1-4pm. Marie 573 9219. At Te Puke Lyceum Rooms. Refreshments provided.

The Sociables

A 30's/40's age group of males & females that meet up once a week to socialise by dining out or participating in local activities & events. 022 0120 376 

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