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Wednesday 31 August

Age Concern Walking Group

City walks, meet at Tauranga Bus Depot 10am. 578 2631

Alcoholics Anonymous

Reflections at Te Puke, Te Puke Baptist Church cnr Malyon St/Station Rd 7.30-8.30pm. 0800 229 6757

Arabian Spice Belly Dance

Learn the right moves & drills & dance with us. No partner required. Every Weds at St Columba Church Hall, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Tauranga 6.30-8.30pm. 576 4112 or 021 1245 982 arabianspicebd@gmail.com

Bowls Indoor

Every Weds & Fri at Mount Senior Citizens, 345 Maunganui Rd 12.45pm. Beginners welcome. 575 4650

Cards

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

Community Bible Study International

Join us at City Church, 252 Otumoetai Rd 7-9pm for a Bible Study on the Book of James. Julie 552 4068

Fernland Spa Water Exercise Class

Every Weds 10.45-11.45am. Held rain or shine but not during school holidays. Classes taken by qualified instructor & lifeguard. New participants ph Jennifer 571 1411

Five Hundred Cards

Every Weds at St Thomas More Church, 17 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui 1pm. $3 a session. Includes weekly prizes, door prize, refreshments, aggregate. Barbara 572 4962

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Club night at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Kevin 543 4044

Kiwi Toasters

Building communication & confidence 1st, 3rd & 5th Weds at 3 Palm Springs Blvd (same building as Palm Springs Pharmacy) 5.30-7pm. Chrissy 027 296 7939

Make Life More Wonderful

Learn to speak compassionately to yourself & others. Learn nonviolent communication. Weds night, Historic Village. 021 0238 0340 RhondaLAPowers@gmail.com

Mount Healing & Spiritual Centre

Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mount 7.30pm. Mini workshop. (6 workers - readings & healings). Door charge $5. Janet 027 264 0226

Narcotics Anonymous:

Working the steps. Closed meeting every Weds. Downstairs Hall (accessed from the building's rear), Salvation Army Recover Church, 375 Cameron Rd 7.30-9pm. If using drugs is causing you problems, maybe we can help. 0800 NA TODAY

Scottish Country Dancing

Every Weds at Senior Citizens Hall, Maunganui Rd. Step practice & formation revision 7pm, regular class 7.30pm. Lynne 573 5055

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group

Otawa Trig from Te Puke Quarry Rd. Grade mod, approx. 5.5hrs. Alan 576 1715

Toastmasters

Build your confidence, find your voice & open doors of opportunity in 2016. Join the happy bunch at City Early Start. Every Weds at Avgas Cafe, Classic Flyers 7-8.15am. 021 044 5654 or www.cityearlystart.co.nz

Weds Evening Mountain Bike Ride

Meet at RideBikes, 393 Cameron Rd 6.15pm. Jen 578 0016

Wednesday Recreational Cycle Group

Meet at Sulphur Point, near Nautilus, off Cross Rd 9am. Cam 552 4513

Women's Bridge Group

Every Weds at Lyceum Club Rooms, 68 1st Ave 12.50pm. New members welcome. Helen 579 1947

Yoga with HanneHatha

Mon & Weds 9.30am & 5.30pm. Gentle hatha yoga, small groups. Bethlehem studio. Hanne 027 244 6710 

Thursday 1 September

Awesome Clothing Sale

Good quality, all sizes & styles - men's, women's, children's, shoes, sheets, duvets etc. Only $5 a bag. You pick. Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga 9.30-10.30am. Organised by Turning Point Trust 578 6934

Bay City Rockers

Social rock n roll dancing every Thurs at Senior Citizen's Hall, Norris St 7.30-9.30pm. Gavin 027 643 6222

Club Mt Maunganui

Social games club. Play indoor bowls, 500, bolivia & 5 crowns every Thurs 12.45pm. Prizes & visits to other clubs. Subsidised monthly dinners. John 575 2422

Community Bible Study International

Join us at 14th Ave Gospel Centre every Thurs 10am - 12pm for Bible Study on “Return to Jerusalem”. Jack/Betty 544 3809

Fitness League

Safe, effective, low impact exercise to music using the Bagot Stack technique, designed to help with posture, balance & stamina, combination of exercise, movement & dance. All ages & abilities. Complementary 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

Keynotes 4 Part Harmony

Women's Chorus meet Thurs at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave 6.45pm. Sing for fun & health. Nora 544 2614

Orange City Square & Round Dance Club

Tues morning class 10am - 12pm. Weds combined A & Plus, Thurs Club Night & New Dancers, 7.30pm. Frontiersmen's Hall. 543 1063

Sunshine Dance Group

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

Ukulele Lessons

For primary age children. Every Thurs at Otumoetai Baptist Chapel 3.30-4.30pm. Enquires Linkt Community Trust email: learn@lead.co.nz

Friday 2 September

Alcoholics Anonymous

Open meeting every Fri at Hamner Clinic, 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton (behind Bridgestone) 7.30pm. For more meetings or assistance 0800 229 6757

Arataki Artists Group

Meet every Fri at Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way 9am - 12pm. Occasional tuition with local artists. All levels welcome. Chrissy 572 0818

Bi/Gay Men's Support Group

Do you need a trusting person to talk to? Discretion assured. For meetings & locations ph/txt Alex 027 358 5934

Chess Tauranga

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

Friday Fun Night

At Baywave 6-8pm. Games, prizes, hydroslide, waves & music. Tickets: Only $6 to get in.

Greerton Indoor Bowling Club

Ladies Singles. Tauranga City Silver Band Hall, Yatton St. Names in by 7.15pm. Sally 571 8914

Narcotics Anonymous

Open meeting every Friday at Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui 7.30-8.30pm. If using drugs is causing you problems, maybe we can help. 0800 NA TODAY

Papamoa Patchers Quilt Show 2016

Sept 30, Oct 1 & 2 at Mount College Hall 10am – 4pm. Merchants, free demonstrations, raffles, sales table. Entry: gold coin donation.

Plant Sale

At Mt Maunganui Anglican Op Shop, cnr Girven & Marlin Sept 16 9am - 12pm & Sept 17 9am - 4pm.

Tauranga Lyceum Club

Women's friendship club. Catered lunch first Fri of month & dinner 3rd Weds with varied & interesting speakers. Other activities include: painting, mah jong, music appreciation, bridge & book club. 68 1st Ave. Margaret 543 3244

Tauranga Olympians Parade

Taking place 11am. Forming on 2nd Ave, proceeding down from Devonport Rd & onto The Strand where it will end at Wharf St. Following the parade a short ceremony will take place on The Waterfront with an address by Mayor Crosby & a chance to hear from the athletes - Peter Burling, Blair Tuke, Molly Meech, Alex Maloney, Sam Meech & Jason Saunders.

Saturday 3 September

Annual Book Sale

Books wanted for Tauranga Harbour Lions November book sale. Drop off points are Living Quarters, Bethlehem Town Centre; Payless Plastics, 414 Cameron Rd; Liquor King, 140 Otumoetai Rd, Brookfield. No magazines or encyclopedias please. 576 7105

Bay Network Singles Club

Weekly social activities for those 55-70+. Dining, barbecues, games, concerts, outings. Jean 576 9988

Book Signing - My Pop Culture

Sebastian Woolf in store for an exclusive book signing, “Dark of Dawn the Four Horsemen”, 1289 Cameron Rd 10am - 12pm. Reading followed by signing.

BOP Caravan Club

Rallies are held throughout the year for motorhomes & caravans. If interested in joining like minded people, Neal 576 9031

Chirp Monthly Market Day

5 Merivale Rd, Tauranga 8-11am. Book a car space to sell, swap or give away your items. BYO car or table, tarp etch $10 per car space. Judy 022 681 9687 - limited spaces.

Crossroads Café

A café setting community event for women. Addiction, ill health, depression, pregnancy struggles, family issues etc. Held Sept 17 at Tahatai Coast School Hall, Evans Rd, Papamoa 11am – 4pm. Free event. Finger foods, refreshments. To register for catering purposes 022 184 1589 or email: wecare@baychristiancentre.org.nz

Gate Pa Car Boot Sale

Car boot market next to Tauranga Girls' College, 934 Cameron Road. First Saturday of every month. To book your $10 car space, Wiki 578 3321. A community initiative of Chirp.www.chirp.org.nz

LOL Laughter Wellness

Laugh away the winter blues with us. Sandpiper Room, Arataki Community Centre, Mount 11-11.45am. $3 door charge. Trish 022 036 6768 email: lollaughterwellness@gmail.com

Love without Pain

Afternoon mediation course Sept 10 at Tauranga Plunket, 471 Devonport Rd 1.30-5pm. Learn to distinguish between love & desirous attainment. Cost $35 includes afternoon tea. Bookings essential: www.meditateintauranga.org

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. All ages welcome. 544 7424 or 0210 226 3515

Nana Joans Op Shop

First Sat of month at 7 Oak Lane, off Waihi Rd 9am – 12pm.

Narcotics Anonymous

Open meeting, Hanmer Clinic (behind Super Liquor) 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton 7.30-8.30pm. If using drugs is causing you problems, maybe we can help. 0800 NA TODAY

Papamoa Community Park

Join in the fun - growing soil, food & community. Fun for all ages, dawn till dusk. Gardening bees 2nd & 4th Sat 9am - 3pm. Between 51 & 53 Hartford Ave, Papamoa. Chris 021 0241 5454 or therockpapamoa@gmail.com

Papamoa Cruisers

Fund raise getting Shine TV into all NZ homes (Tax receipts from Rhema Media). Slow walkers, bikers, scooters, skateboards, mobility scooters etc. To book your wheel on the trailer or offer transport 572 2987 or txt Iain 021 148 7508. Transport leaves from Papamoa Community Church, 30 Evans Rd 9.30am or 10am Kulim Park cruising to Fergusson Park & return or part of.

Red Cross Annual Book Fair

Sept 3 & 4 at Historic Village Hall, 17th Ave, Tauranga. Doors open 9am Saturday & 8am Sunday. Books, magazines, CDs & puzzles. All money raised returns to our local community to support humanitarian services & educational programs.

Tauranga Porcelain Artists

Colourful Cats Exhibition Sept 3 & 4 at Art & Craft Centre, Elizabeth St West, Tauranga 10am - 3pm. Gold coin entry.

Te Puke Craft Market

First Sat of month at Pioneer Lounge, Te Puke Memorial Hall 9am – 12pm. Homemade gifts, educational products, herbs, plants, natural products, homemade fudge, books & more.

Wonderful World of cats

Cat show at Katikati Memorial Hall & Lounge 10.30-3.30pm. Admission: adults $3, students 50c. Chris 533 4347 email: chris.low@farmside.co.nz

Sunday 4 September

Andre Rieu Friendship Group BOP

For lovers of this music. Monthly weekend gatherings at each other's homes, garden party, group booking for cine-ma concert screening & hear the latest info. Jennifer 574 4238 E: poppet312@gmail.com

Bay Bible Fellowship/Lord's Day

Worship service at Welcome Bay Primary School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd 10am. Brotherly wisdom from the book of James. “Working faith that self-controls.” Ps Lincoln Forlong. www.bbf.net.nz

Bethlehem Lions Market

Held 1st & 3rd Sun of month at Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga 8am - 12pm. Stallholders - booking a carpark site is essential. Email Alf hvm@lionsclubs.org.nz

Bible Seminars

Every Sunday at Greerton Senior Citizen's Hall, Maitland St 1.45pm. Title: “Journey through the Bible - the Book of Psalms.” Interactive, Q&A. Refreshments provided. Vic 543 0504

Bingo

At Club Mt Maunganui every 1st & 3rd Sun 1-3pm.

Croquet

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

Free Family Concert

Presented by BOP Symphonia with Mr Wizowski at Otumoetai College 2.30pm. All welcome, donations welcome to help cover costs.

Gate Pa Tennis Club

Junior pre-season open days for new & existing members. Sunday's 4 & 11 September. Free coaching. 5-7 years 9.30am, 8-10 years 10.30am & 11-16 years 11.30am. Racquets available on the day. Graeme 576 5178 or 027 452 0600

Jaguar Enthusiasts (BOP) Club

Calling all Jaguar owners. Meet like minded drivers for outings, tours & socialising. Graham 543 4933

Katikati Tramping Club

Golden Hills, Patons Dam, moderate. Peter 07 863 8781

Narcotics Anonymous

Open meeting every Sunday, Hanmer Clinic (behind Super Liquor) 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton 7-8pm. If using drugs is causing you problems, maybe we can help. 0800 NA TODAY

NZCT AIMS Games 2016

NZ's largest sporting tournament for 11, 12 & 13 year olds. Competing in a range of sport codes ranging gymnastics, netball, yachting & more. Sept 4-9 at ASB Baypark.

Otumoetai College Rowing Open Day

11 Sept at the Wairoa River 10.30am – 12.30pm. Year 8-12 students from Otumoetai College & Katikati College come & have a row with great coaches & awesome team members. Parents welcome. Carolyn 021 919 474

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

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

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

Spiritual Centre

The Psychic Cafe, Greerton Community Hall, Tauranga 7pm. Healers, psychics, mini workshops & in the soul room this week: Te Rangipikitia, painter of the cosmos/star people, talking about what she has learnt on her journey. $10 door fee. Kevin 578 7205 or www.psychiccafe.nz

Tauranga Friendship & Social Club

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

Tauranga Organ & Keyboard Society

Meet at Carmel Country Estate Social Centre, 11 Hollister Lane, Ohauiti 1.30pm. Play or listen, Organ EL900 or Clavinova 405. Shirley 575 6344

Tauranga Spiritual Soc Inc

Meet the mediums night. Clairvoyants – Trixie May & Faye Jennings. Senior Citizen's Hall, 14 Norris St. Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm. Members $5, non $10. Free healing & supper. 022 0670 467

Trans Tasman Piano Duo

Katherine Austin & Glenn Riddle, piano at Tauranga Boys' College, Cameron Rd, Tauranga 4pm start. Presented by Pure Print & Tauranga Musica. 

Monday 5 September

Alanon Family Group

Meet every Mon at St George's Anglican Church, Gate pa & Cameron Rd 7-8pm. 0508 425 266

Bethlehem Bowls

Every Monday at Bethlehem Hall 7.15pm. First 3 nights free. Wendy 578 2585

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 behind Pak n Save. All classes 9.15-10.15am. Lunch & guest speaker Friday 9 Sept. First class free. For men & women. Dianne 576 5031 ‘Qualified Sport & Physical recreation instructor'.

BOP Pipes & Drums

Practice Monday's at Hauraki Reg Hall, 11th Ave, Tauranga 7pm. Experienced players & leaners welcome. An-drew 021 669 027

Chess Mt Maunganui

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

Chess, The Mount Club

Every Mon at St Thomas More Church, 17 Gloucester Rd 1-4pm. The only place you play standard chess in Tga. $3 a session. Sets, boards, clocks & refreshments provided. Bob/Viv 575 5845 or 0274 786 282

Citizens Advice Bureau

For free, confidential information and advice about anything call in Mon -Fri 9am-5pm 38 Hamilton Street, Tau-ranga or Freephone 0800 367 222 or 578 1592. JP Service every Mon 1-4pm, Weds & Thurs 9am-11.30am & Fri 2-4pm & Migrant Clinics Tues - Fri 1-4pm. All welcome. No appointment necessary. Employments Disputes Clinic fortnightly Tues - appointments necessary.

Dancing in Te Puke

Every Mon at St Pats Hall, Beatty Ave 7-8.30pm. New Vogue & modern sequence dance lessons early in session then program dancing waltz, foxtrot, blues, tangos, cha cha & more. $3pp. Gordon 572 0060

Fitness League

Ladies exercise with dance to music. Improve posture, energy, toned body, increase strength & fun. Every Mon at Greerton Senior Citizens Hall, 39 Maitland St 9.30-10.30am. Gloria 548 0377

Fitness League

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

Free Budget Course

Sept 5, 12 & 19 at Holy Trinity Church, 3rd Ave, Tauranga 7pm. Learn how to budget, save & spend wisely. Supper provided. 578 7718 or email: cap@holytrinitytauranga.com

Free Meditation Classes

Mon 10am & Weds 7.30pm in Bellevue, Tauranga. Gain a new awareness. David/Trisha 570 1204

Friendly Support Network

Coffee morning at Vintage Car Clubrooms, Cliff Rd 10am. For those with Dutch roots (we speak English). $2 donation. 548 2835

Friends of the Library

Tauranga Library 5.30pm for the AGM followed by speaker - Ciska Vogelzang from Friends of the Gallery. Betty 542 4322

Harmony a Plenty Barbershop Chorus

Every Mon at Bethlehem Community Church, 183 Moffat Rd 7pm. New members welcome. Wilf 571 5576 or www.harmonyaplenty.co.nz

Line Dancing

Every Mon evening (starts Sept 5) at Tauranga Citz Club, cnr Cameron Rd/13th Ave 6-8.30pm. 6-7pm beginners. $6pp per night. Pat 544 2574 or just turn up.

Lynette's Spring Fashion Show

Presented by Te Puke - Rotoehu Rural Women Sept 12 at The Orchard Church, Te Puke 7pm. $10 entry includes supper. Tickets from Lynette's or door sales available. Proceeds to Life Education Trust - spot prizes!

Meditation & See What Unfolds

Meditation & discussion group every Mon 7-9pm with coffee after. $5 fee. Kevin 578 7205

Nam Wah Pai

Kung Fu Chinese martial art training at Tauranga Boys' College Tues & Thurs 6-7.30pm. At Tahatai Coast School Mon & Thurs 6.15-7.45pm. New members welcome. Brian 021 241 7059

Oceanside Probus Club

Meet first Mon of month at Mount Golf Club, 15 Fairway Ave (off Golf Rd) 9.30am. Guest speakers, social activities/outings. Lyn 575 6339

Omokoroa Indoor Bowling Club

Meet at Settler's Hall, Omokoroa Rd every Mon 1.30pm & Tues 7.30pm. $3 mat fee. New players free first 3 weeks. Anne 548 1636

Otumoetai Indoor Bowls

Combined Handicap Singles (Fay Day Cup), Club night for the rest. Matua Primary School Hall, Clivedene St 7.15pm. New members welcome. Karen 576 0443

Piloga Classes

A fusion of Pilates & Yoga exercises. Consists of 30 mins Pilates, 30 of Yoga & 10 mins relaxation. Experienced teachers. Mon & Fri at Arataki Community Centre 10.30-11.40am. $12 per class. Check F.B. Piloga.

Recycled Teenagers

Gentle exercise for 50's forwards, & injury or illness rehabilitation. Mon & Weds, 14 Norris St, Tauranga Senior Citizens Club, behind Pak n Save. Tues at St Mary's Church Hall, Girven Rd. All 9 - 10.30am. Classes taken by qualified instructor. First class free. Jennifer 571 1411

Resistance & Resilience in the Workplace

ANZASW BOP Symposium Sept 12 at Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd 1-5.30pm. 5.30pm BOP ANZASW AGM. RSVP reeshegor@gmail.com

Spring into the Summer

Get your free wellness evaluation. Svetlana 027 616 2124

St Columba Indoor Bowling Club

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

Taoist Tai Chi

Beginners class every Mon 9.30am. Tues 12.30pm & 7pm. Weds 1pm & 5.30pm. Thurs 12.30pm & 5.30pm. Sun-day 10am. 15 Koromiko St, Judea. 578 9116

Tauranga Brass

Practice every Mon at Community Hall, Elizabeth St West 7-9pm. All players welcome. Alex 0274 920 185 or 571 8720

Tauranga Rock n Roll Club Inc

Club night every Mon at Tauranga RSA, Cameron Rd, Greerton 8pm. A relaxed, social evening of dancing. Members $3, non-members $5. Visitors welcome. Check the Facebook pages. Trina 575 7461 a/hs

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 includes afternoon tea. New members welcome.

Tauranga UFO && Paranormal Soc

Meet in hall behind Historic House, cnr Cameron Rd & Elizabeth St 7.30pm. Speaker: Marie McKay. Door entry $3 incl cuppa. Kay 0274 168 701

Women's Art Group

Every Mon at Lyceum Club rooms, 68 1st Ave 9am - 12pm. New members welcome. Margaret 543 3244

Tuesday 6 September

ABC - Avenues Badminton Club

Every Tues at Tauranga Intermediate School Sports Centre. Juniors 6-7.30pm (term time). Seniors (Adults) 7.30-9.30pm. Club racquets & coaching available. Delwyn 027 212 4720

Altrusa Community Service Club

Business/dinner meeting 2nd Tues. Social night 4th Tues, each month. Julie 544 0277

Badminton (Social)

Every Tues & Fri at Otumoetai Baptist Hall 9.30am - 12pm. Racquets available. Lorraine 579 3229

Bayfair Petanque Club

Tuition & boules available for learners & visitors. Every Tues & Thurs at Bayfair Reserve, Russley Drive 1pm. Margaret 542 0084 or 021 0293 7459

BOP Linux Users

Share & learn about free Open Source software & the Linux computer operating system. 1st Tues of the 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 Mount Senior Citizens, 345 Maunganui Rd. Names in by 12.45pm. 575 4650

Depression Support Group

For people with an experience of depression 1-2pm. For transport & info, Junction 543 3010

Does your Loved One have an Addiction?

Wonder what to do & how to help? Hanmer Clinic Tauranga ‘Significant Other' programme for spouses, partners etc of people who have an addiction, 7 weekly sessions starts Sept 13 - Nov 3 1-3pm at 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton. Free. 579 6470 or 0800 842 426

Fitness League

Ladies exercise with dance to music. Improve posture, energy, toned body, increased strength. Every Tues at St Columba Church, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Cherrywood 9.30-10.30am. Gloria 548 0377

Free Course Taster Evening

Sept 13 at Wesley Church, 13th Ave 5.30-8.30pm. Art, music, cooking, languages, drumming, crafts & more. Book at www.tasterevent.weebly.com

Inachord Chorus

Womens 4 Part Harmony every Tues at Bethlehem Community Church, 183 Moffat Rd 6.55pm. Enjoy the challenge of singing & performing varied repertoire. Cathy 579 2040

Israeli Dancing

Beginners group every Tues at Gate Pa Primary School Hall, Cameron Rd 7-8pm. All ages welcome, no partner required. Maria 544 1680 or 022 165 2114

Junction Mental Health Peer Support

And advocacy: coffee & chat at St James' Hall, Greerton 10am - 12pm. 543 3010

Mount Morning Badminton

Every Tues at Mount Sports Centre, Blake Park 9am - 12pm. Social, all ages, beginners welcome. Racquets available. Daily fee $5pp. Margaret 575 9792

Otumoetai Matua Walking Group

Every Tues at Kulim Park 9am. 576 7339

Petanque - Tga/BOP Club

Tues, Sat & Sun at Club Mt Maunganui 1pm start. Equip available, all coaching given. Try a new sport! Jo Ann 578 3606

Sequence Dancing

Tauranga Social & Leisure Club. St John's Anglican Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd, Otumoetai. Tues 7-9.30pm except 2nd Tues of month 3.30-6pm. Visitors welcome. Murray 576 3294

Sewing Connexion Tauranga

Meet 1st & 3rd Tues at Arts Centre, Elizabeth St 9.30am - 2pm. Sew, share ideas & improve techniques. Pam 021 276 5390

South City Indoor Bowls

Open Fours Tournament (plate & raffle item) at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Keith 577 1116

Tauranga Morning Badminton Club

Meet every Tues & Thurs at Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre, Memorial Park, cnr 11th Ave/Devonport Rd 9-11.30am. Heather 574 0976

Tauranga Patchwork & Quilters Grp

At Tauranga Art & Craft Centre, 177 Elizabeth St every 1st & 3rd Tues of month 7pm & 2nd & 4th Fri 10am. Helen 0274 177 581

Tauranga Scrabble Club

Every Tues at Tauranga Bridge Club, Ngatai Rd 8.50am. 3 games $2.50. New players welcome. 544 8372

Tauranga Toastmasters

Meet weekly at Tauranga Lyceum Club 7.15-9.30pm. Learn public speaking & leadership skills. Guests welcome. Alan 544 5989

Vinyasa Yoga Class

At Matua Yoga Club, Matua Hall every Tues 7pm & every Weds & Fri at Fergusson Park 9.30am. Stella 021 0249 6390 

Wednesday 7 September

Age Concern Walking Group

Meet at Brookfield New World carpark 10am. 578 2631

Arabian Spice Belly Dance

Learn the right moves & drills & dance with us. No partner required. Every Weds at St Columba Church Hall, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Tauranga 6.30-8.30pm. 576 4112 or 021 1245 982 arabianspicebd@gmail.com

Bowls Indoor

Every Weds & Fri at Mount Senior Citizens, 345 Maunganui Rd 12.45pm. Beginners welcome. 575 4650

Cards

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

Community Bible Study International

Join us at City Church, 252 Otumoetai Rd 7-9pm for a Bible Study on the Book of James. Julie 552 4068

Fernland Spa Water Exercise Class

Every Weds 10.45-11.45am. Held rain or shine but not during school holidays. Classes taken by qualified instructor & lifeguard. New participants ph Jennifer 571 1411

Friends of Tauranga Art Gallery

Art in the afternoon, first Weds of month at the Gallery cnr Wharf/Willos Sts 2.45pm. Guest speaker: Jo Tricker, local glassmaker. See some of her works & be informed about the glassmaking process. Cost: Friends - gold coin donation. Visitors $5. Linda 544 2818 or friends@artgallery.org.nz

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Carousel Triples (Ecclesfield Trophy) at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Kevin 543 4044

Healing Rooms

Experience God's healing touch, at Bethlehem Town Centre cnr shop behind PO/Bookstore, open Weds 1-3pm. No appointment necessary, no charge, all ages welcome. www.healingrooms.co.nz or 021 110 0878

Make Life More Wonderful

Learn to speak compassionately to yourself & others. Learn nonviolent communication. Weds night, Historic Village. 021 0238 0340 RhondaLAPowers@gmail.com

Mount Healing & Spiritual Centre

Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mount 7.30pm start. Speaker: Maree Nicholson - mediumship. Janet 027 264 0226

Narcotics Anonymous:

Working the steps. Closed meeting every Weds. Downstairs Hall (accessed from the building's rear), Salvation Army Recover Church, 375 Cameron Rd 7.30-9pm. If using drugs is causing you problems, maybe we can help. 0800 NA TODAY

Scottish Country Dancing

Every Weds at Senior Citizens Hall, Maunganui Rd. Step practice & formation revision 7pm, regular class 7.30pm. Lynne 573 5055

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group

Okataina to Humphrey's Bay. Grade mod, approx. 5.52hrs. Debbie 543 0949

Tauranga Racing Pigeon Club

Members meet weekly Weds & Sat for weekly crate up & results. New members, all ages welcome. Ian 543 4187 or 027 331 9555

Toastmasters

Build your confidence, find your voice & open doors of opportunity in 2016. Join the happy bunch at City Early Start. Every Weds at Avgas Cafe, Classic Flyers 7-8.15am. 021 044 5654 or www.cityearlystart.co.nz

Under the same Moon

A family comedy celebrating the bonds between sisters, mothers & daughters. Held at Baycourt XSpace 6-9pm. www.baycourt.co.nz

Women's Bridge Group

Every Weds at Lyceum Club Rooms, 68 1st Ave 12.50pm. New members welcome. Helen 579 1947

Yoga with HanneHatha

Mon & Weds 9.30am & 5.30pm. Gentle hatha yoga, small groups. Bethlehem studio. Hanne 027 244 6710

Thursday 8 September

Awesome Clothing Sale

Good quality, all sizes & styles - men's, women's, children's, shoes, sheets, duvets etc. Only $5 a bag. You pick. Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga 9.30-10.30am. Organised by Turning Point Trust 578 6934

Bay City Rockers

Social rock n roll dancing every Thurs at Senior Citizen's Hall, Norris St 7.30-9.30pm. Gavin 027 643 6222

Club Mt Maunganui

Social games club. Play indoor bowls, 500, bolivia & 5 crowns every Thurs 12.45pm. Prizes & visits to other clubs. Subsidised monthly dinners. John 575 2422

Community Bible Study International

Join us at 14th Ave Gospel Centre every Thurs 10am - 12pm for Bible Study on “Return to Jerusalem”. Jack/Betty 544 3809

Fitness League

Safe, effective, low impact exercise to music using the Bagot Stack technique, designed to help with posture, balance & stamina, combination of exercise, movement & dance. All ages & abilities. Complementary 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

French Connection

For lovers of all things French. Come & meet like-minded people over a relaxed drink. Meet every second Thurs at La Mexica on the Strand between 4.30-6.30pm. Andrea: agohns@yahoo.co.nz

Happiness & Our Mind

Drop-in meditation classes, beginners welcome. Classes are self-contained so start any date. Cost $14 per class. Tauranga Plunket, 471 Devonport Rd. Fortnightly classes, next class today 7-8.30pm. www.meditateintauranga.org

Katikati's Big Night Out

At the Movies at Katikati College Hall 7pm. The cost: a can of food – all cans will be donated to the local food bank. Be in to win a trolley full of groceries from Four Square & lots of spot prizes on the night. Free food & non alcoholic drinks.

Keynotes 4 Part Harmony

Women's Chorus meet Thurs at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave 6.45pm. Sing for fun & health. Nora 544 2614

Mount/Papamoa Coffee & Chat

1-2pm. Transport available if required. Junction Mental Health Peer Support & Advocacy 543 3010

Orange City Square & Round Dance Club

Tues, morning class 10am - 12pm. Weds Advanced, Thurs club night & new dancers, 7.30pm. Frontiersmen's Hall. 543 1063

Papamoa 500 Card Club

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

Sunshine Dance Group

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

Tauranga Heart Support Group

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

Ukulele Lessons

For primary age children. Every Thurs at Otumoetai Baptist Chapel 3.30-4.30pm. Enquires Linkt Community Trust email: learn@lead.co.nz

Women's Singing Group

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

Friday 9 September

Alcoholics Anonymous

Open meeting every Fri at Hamner Clinic, 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton (behind Bridgestone) 7.30pm. For more meetings or assistance 0800 229 6757

Arataki Artists Group

Meet every Fri at Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way 9am - 12pm. Occasional tuition with local artists. All levels welcome. Chrissy 572 0818

Bi/Gay Men's Support Group

Do you need a trusting person to talk to? Discretion assured. For meetings & locations ph/txt Alex 027 358 5934

Chess Tauranga

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

Greerton Indoor Bowling Club

Men's Singles. Tauranga City Silver Band Hall, Yatton St. Names in by 7.15pm. Sally 571 8914

Mamma Mia

NZ Regional Tour at Baycourt Addison Theatre Sept 9- 24 8-10.30pm. The story telling magic of Abba's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter & friendship. www.baycourt.co.nz

Narcotics Anonymous

Open meeting every Friday at Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui 7.30-8.30pm. If using drugs is causing you problems, maybe we can help. 0800 NA TODAY

Papamoa Patchers Quilt Show 2016

Sept 30, Oct 1 & 2 at Mount College Hall 10am – 4pm. Merchants, free demonstrations, raffles, sales table. Entry: gold coin donation.

Plant Sale

At Mt Maunganui Anglican Op Shop, cnr Girven & Marlin Sept 16 9am - 4pm & Sept 17 9am - 12pm.

Tauranga Lyceum Club

Women's friendship club. Catered lunch first Fri of month & dinner 3rd Weds with varied & interesting speakers. Other activities include: painting, mah jong, music appreciation, bridge & book club. 68 1st Ave. Margaret 543 3244

Tauranga Orchid Society Show

Sept 9 - 11 at Tauranga Racecourse, Cameron Rd, Greerton 10am - 4pm daily. Mass displays & sales of orchid plants, clivias, bromeliads & fuscias. Growing advice, potting demos & more. Entry $3. Natalie 543 0847

Te Puke Lawn Bowling Club

Palmer Court. Friday friendly roll up 12.30pm. New players welcome, bowls available. Mufti, flat soled shoes. Paul 573 8991

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