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Thursday 24 April

Age Concern Tauranga

Monthly meet at Tauranga RSA, Hinton Lounge, 1237 Cameron Rd, Greerton 10am. Guest speaker: Sue Matthews, clinical manager – “Nursing services in the community” & “Your shared care folder” a holistic integrated approach to health care enabling the client/patient who is involved in their care. $3pp includes morning tea before meeting starts. 578 2631

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

Salvation Army, Eversham Rd, Bayfair 7.30-8.30pm.

Army Cadets (WBOP Cadet Unit)

Every Thurs at Tauranga Army Hall 6-9.30pm. Ages 13-17 youth development with a military flavour. Email: admin@wbopcu.org.nz

Club 55 Tenpin

Seniors tenpin bowling league at 13th Ave Tenpin 10.30am. New members welcome. Jenny 543 0539

Fitness League

Safe, effective, low impact exercise to music using the Bagot Stack technique, designed for females. All ages & abilities, complementary first class, every Thurs Central Baptist Church Hall, cnr 13th Ave & Cameron Rd 9.30am & Weds at Katikati Memorial Hall 10am. Pam 549 4799 or 021 117 170

French Connection

For lovers of all things French. Meet like-minded people over a relaxed drink. Meet every second Thurs at Brooklyn Eatery, the Strand 4.30-6.30pm. Andrea: agohns@yahoo.co.nz

Friends of the Libraries

Greerton Chat group, Villaggio Café, 1293 Cameron Rd, Greerton 10am. Discussion on the council decision to include a new Greerton Library in the Draft Annual Plan.

Happiness & Our Mind

Drop-in meditation classes. Beginners welcome. Classes self contained so start any date. $14 per class. Otumoetai Plunket, 59 Otumoetai Rd. Monthly classes, next class May 8 7-8.30pm. www.meditateintauranga.org

Keynote 4 Part Harmony Women's Chorus

Meet every Thurs at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave Tauranga 6.45pm. Sing for fun & health. Nora 544 2714

Ladies Lions Club (Harbour City)

Meet at 2nd & 4th Thurs at Lyceum Club, 68 First Ave 7pm & 6pm respectively. Visitors welcome. Wendy 576 2505

Mount Art Group

Every Thurs at St Peter's Church Hall, 11 Victoria Rd, Mt Maunganui 9am - 1pm. Visitors welcome. Merilynn 575 6777

Mt Maunganui Creative Fibre

Meet every Thurs at Arataki Community Centre 9am - 1pm. Share & learn spinning, weaving, crochet, knitting, felting & other creative crafts. Visitors & new members welcome. Jan 574 1265

Tauranga Heart Support Group

Phase 3 rehab exercise, social events & guest speakers for those with or at risk of heart disease. Every Thurs at City Church Hall, Otumoetai Rd/Sherwood St 9.30-10.45am. Men & women welcome. Dianne 576 5031 Qualified instructor/Cardiac Care leader.

Tauranga Model Railway Club

Meet every Thurs evening. Ed 543 1108

Tauranga Pryde Youth Group

For lesbian, gay, bi, trans. Meet 6.30pm 1st & 3rd Weds of each month & 2nd & 4th Thurs. 22 3536 968

Tauranga Storytellers' Group

Meet last Thurs of month. Learn how to develop your storytelling skills. Claire 577 7220

Toastmasters - Kickstart Club

Have fun while learning to speak confidently. Breakfast meeting at Alimento Cafe, 1st Ave, Tauranga 7-8.15am. Guests welcome. Helen 571 6181

Friday 25 April

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Chess Tauranga

Every Fri at Tauranga RSA, Greerton 6pm onwards for the whole family. Noel 579 5412 http://www.westernbopchess.weebly.com/

Documentary Nights

Every 2nd Fri 7pm. Many interesting & thought provoking subjects covered. Kim 576 9427 or 027 285 9611

Free Immigration Assessment

By Licenced Immigration Adviser. Tauranga Multicultural Ethnic Council, Historic Village, 17th Ave. For appointment ph Iryna Stewart 543 9125

Free Immigration Clinic

Every Fri - legal advice & information on immigration issues. For appointment, Baywide Community Law 571 6812

Friday Friends 10 Pin Bowling League

Join our friendly league playing every Fri at 13th Ave 10 Pin 1pm (3 games). We play in pairs. New members welcome. Barry/Loris 571 5492

Kirtan Gathering

Last Fri of month at Yoga Ananda in Historic Village, 17th Ave 7.30-9pm. Bhadra or Bela 552 0073

Saturday 26 April

Alcoholics Anonymous

Women's meeting at Mt Maunganui Primary School, Orkney Rd 10-11am. Children welcome.

Alice in Wonderland

April 26 2pm & 6.30pm. April 27 2pm. At Baycourt Theatre. Susanne Hanger Dances' adaptation of Lewis Caroll's Alice in Wonderland. Ph 0800 842 538 or www.ticketek.co.nz

Community Roast Meal

With Gabrielle Gregory (international harpist) with dessert & choice of beverage. At Welcome Bay Community Centre 6pm for 6.30pm start. $20pp. Welcome Bay Community Church building fundraiser. 544 8193

Corporate Casino Night

May 3 at Greerton Marist Rugby Club Rooms, Oropi Rd, Greerton. Doors open 7pm. Tables open 7.30-10pm. Tickets $40 or 2 for $70. Theme: Cocktail (formal dress black tie). Tickets include $1000 casino money, 1 drink at the bar & nibbles. More casino money can be purchased on the night. Prizes for winners. http://greertonmaristchargers.wordpress.com/

Elderly Citizens Variety Concert

May 3 at Otumoetai College, Windsor Rd, Otumoetai 2-4pm. Free concert & afternoon tea. To help with catering, ph Harry 570 0257

Market

Greerton Hall 8am – 12pm. Crafts, plants, produce, bric-a-brac. Nancy/Merv, Waihi 07 863 6697

Messianic Weekly Meetings

The Way meet in the Kingfisher Room, Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui 10am. 570 1438

Pregnancy Yoga Class

Every Sat at Bethlehem Hall 10-11.15am, suitable for 2nd & 3rd trimesters. Active to gentle yoga postures, breathing exercises, restorative postures, relaxation. Amanda 021 0830 1662 info@yogabyamanda.co.nz Facebook.com/yogabyamanda

Tauranga Farmers Market

Tauranga Primary School cnr 5th Ave & Cameron Rd every Sat 7.45am - 12pm. Fresh & artisian produced food. Trixie 552 5278 or www.taurangafarmersmarket.co.nz

Tauranga Scottish Society

No dance tonight. Greerton Hall not available. Allyson 576 9194

Te Puke Country Music Club

23rd Charity Show May 3 at “The Orchard”, McLoughlin Drive 7pm. Top artists from throughout NZ. Tickets $20, children $5 available from Etees Bay 64U (next to Theatre) or Geoff 573 7917

Te Puke Forest & Bird Trip

Karaponga Scenic Reserve, Matata. Short walk/talk to hydro-electric power station then on to Onepu Wetland for lunch/walk. Car $10. 573 8152

The Sociables

30's/40' age group of males & females that meet once a week to socialise by dining out or participating in local activities & events. Email sociables@outlook.co.nz

Village Radio

Community radio broadcasting from Tauranga Historic Village 1368 kHz AM. Music of 1920's - 80's weekends 9am - 5pm, weekdays 10am - 5pm. Specialty programmes. www.villageradio.co.nz or 571 3710

Sunday 27 April

Bee Interest Group

At Daniel Martin (Dansar Bees) Putaruru 2pm. Please bring along afternoon tea to share, a thermos & chair to sit on. Gordon 027 544 2882

Bible Seminars

Sunday's at Greerton Senior Citizens Hall, Maitland St, Greerton 1.45pm. Title: “God's master plan - the promises.” Interactive, Q&A. Refreshments provided. Vic 543 0504

BOP Community Trails

Urban Mountain Bike Rides (guided). Last Sun of month. 9am summer daylight saving, 10am winter. From 17th Ave next to Village. 1.5 – 3 hours easy rides. $5pp. 027 297 1213 or BOPTrails@gmail.com or FB BOP Community Trails.

BOP NZ Assn of Rationalists & Humanists

Meet last Sun of month at Alzheimer's NZ House, 116 13th Ave, Tauranga 1.30-3.30pm. Paul 543 3399

Croquet

Tauranga Domain Sun, Tues, Fri 12.45pm. Peter 571 0633

Mount Mainstreet Farmers Market

Every Sun in Phoenix car park 9am - 1pm. Fresh fruit & veges, breads, cheese, oils, plants & more. All home grown & home made. 575 9911 mountmaunganui.org.nz

Palm Beach Plaza Lions Market

On the grass by McDonalds 7am – 12.30pm. Stalls must be set up by 7.30am. Great range of goods for sale including fruit & vege, arts & crafts. Fundraising stalls to support needy causes. $10 per car space. 542 2559 a/hs

Prestige Singles 50+

Coffee afternoon 2.30pm. Mix & mingle with other like-minded individuals. Email: mixandmingle@xtra.co.nz or 027 439 3267

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

Meet Sun & Thurs at pond behind 24 Montego Drive, Papamoa 1.30pm, to sail electron & similar 3ft long yachts. 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. Some targets available to purchase, or bring your own. Must bring own ammo, shooting rests, ear muffs etc. Firearms license must be presented at registration area. $15pp (cash only). No cellphone coverage. www.deerstalkersbop.org.nz

Spiritual Centre, The Psychic Cafe

Change of venue today, Senior Citizens Hall, Maitland St, Greerton 7pm. Free access to psychics & healers. Q&A, meditations, workshops. Door charge $10. 578 7205

Tauranga Rainbow Social Network

For gay, bi, lesbian, trans & intersex. Meet 2nd Sun of month 3pm. Kaye 021 239 7142 or 07 218 1411

Tauranga Rainbow Youth

For gay, bi, lesbian, trans & intersex 25 yrs & under. Kaye 021 239 7142 or 07 218 1411

Te Puke Spiritual Discussion Group

1st, 3rd & 5th Sun of month at Hair Linez Hair Salon, old railway station, Jellicoe St 10.30-11.30am. Meeting of spiritual minds, learning & growing from each other. Door entry $3. Elaine 573 5361

Theosophical Society

“Madame Blavatsky's Adventure: from Cossack Steppes to High Tibet” at Tauranga Yoga Centre, Elizabeth St West 2pm. Entry by donation to cover costs. June 576 6106

Monday 28 April

Achieve Toastmasters

Feeling anxious about that forthcoming presentation. Learn to speak with confidence. 1st, 3rd Mon at St Stephens Hall, Otumoetai 7.30pm. Fraser 544 4579

Badminton

Tauranga Badminton Club every Mon & Weds at Bethlehem College Events Centre 7.30pm. All players welcome. Sue 021 194 4335 or www.taurangabadmintonclub.co.nz

Beginner Salsa Lessons

Presented by Bay Salsa at Otumoetai Action Centre 6.45pm. New intake every 4 weeks. Improver salsa lessons - walk in classes 7.45pm. $15 per class. www.baysalsa.co.nz

Bethlehem Bowls

Every Mon at 7.15pm. First 3 nights free. Wendy 578 2585

Body & Soul Fun Fitness

For over 50's, social events & guest speakers. Mon April 28 at Wesley Church, 13th Ave 9.15-10.15am & Fri May 2 at Greerton Hall Cameron Rd 9-10am. Tues Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave. Weds City Church cnr Otumoetai Rd/Sherwood St. Classes 9.15-10.15am. First class free. For men & women. Dianne 576 5031 Qualified Instructor/Cardiac Care leader.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Martial art which teaches self defence techniques & boost self-confidence. Classes Mon, Weds, Thurs 7-9pm & Sat 10am-12pm. Kids classes Tues & Thurs 4.30-5.20pm. At 22/3 Macdonald St, Mt Maunganui. 021 264 3211

Chess Mt Maunganui

Mount RSA Chess Club every Mon at Mount RSA, 544 Maunganui Rd. Juniors 6.15-7.15pm during school term. Open club 6-11pm Noel 579 5412

Citizens Advice Bureau

Free, confidential info & advice about anything call in Mon - Fri at 38 Hamilton St, Tauranga 9am - 5pm or freephone 0800 367 222 or 578 1592. JP service every Weds & Thurs 9am - 11.30am. Weds CAB service at Welcome Bay Community Centre 9.30am - 12.30pm, Fri at Mount Library 11.30am - 1.30pm. No appointment necessary.

Diabetes Tauranga

Offering education, support & advocacy for anyone living with diabetes. 571 3422 or info@diabeteshelp.org.nz

Fire Brigade Bowling Club

No bowls – hall unavailable. Sharon 543 3929

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

Genealogy Friendly Group

Meet in Mako Room, Papamoa Community Centre 1pm. Assistance offered to anyone interested in researching their family history. Daphne 575 4674

Growing Through Grief Te Puke

Currently taking enrolments for children to attend their Seasons programme during Term 2. This is a peer support programme that helps children and young people cope with loss & change in their lives due to family separation, divorce, or death of a family member. Claire 573 71593 or 021 0815 5377

Harmony a Plenty Barbershop Chorus

Every Mon at Bethlehem Community Church, Moffat Rd 7pm. New members welcome. 572 3345 or www.harmonyaplenty.co.nz

Junction Mental Health

Peer support & advocacy. Coffee & chat 10am – 12pm. 579 9890

Mandarin Learning

For adults only. Non-profit but contribution of $80 for 8 sessions to cover cost of rentals. Ian 578 9668

Meditation

Free classes Mon 10am & Weds 7.30pm. Find peace, spiritual awareness & the meaning of your life. David 576 9764

Mount RSA Indoor Bowls

Mon & Thurs. Names in by 6.45pm. New members welcome. Joy 574 8003

Otumoetai Indoor Bowls

Club Singles (Jaggard Cup) & Club Night Triples, (markers needed) Matua Primary School Hall, Clivedene St 7.15pm. New members welcome. Karen 576 0443

Parkinsons Society

Exercise class weekly Tauranga, Te Puke & Whakatane. Red Tulip support meetings monthly Tauranga, Katikati & Whakatane. www.parkinsons.org.nz or Kylie 07 218 0620

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

Silver Singers Choir

New members required to join & rehearse every Mon at St Stephens Church Hall, Brookfield Tce 1-3pm. 579 2465

Taekwon Do

The Silla Club train Mon & Thurs at Te Puna School Hall. All ages welcome. Gwyn 0274 587 871

Taoist Tai Chi

Pioneer Room, Community Hall, Te Puke 9.30-11am. 573 5560 or 027 575 3272

Tauranga Bridge Club

Sessions Mon, Weds, Thurs 7.30pm. Tues & Fri 1pm. Social bridge Thurs 1pm. 252 Ngatai Rd. 576 5022

Tauranga Civic Choir

New members welcome to join & rehearse every Mon 7.30-9.30pm. 574 6366

Tauranga Creative Fibre

Every Mon at Arts Centre, Elizabeth St from 9.30am. Spinning, weaving, felting, knitting, crochet & more. Learn & share in a mutually supportive club. Also on Thurs evening twice a month. Joan 577 6781

Tauranga Rock n Roll Club

Monday club nights 8-9.30pm. Lessons 7-8pm. Tauranga RSA Cameron Rd. Website: Taurangarocknrollclub.org Colleen 544 4676

Tauranga RSA Indoor Bowls

Mon report 12.45pm for 1pm start. Weds 3.45 for 4pm start. Leanne 570 0154

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 Senior Citizens Club Indoor Bowls

Every Mon at St Columba Church Hall, 502 Otumoetai Rd 1-4pm. Names in by 12.45pm. $3 entry includes afternoon tea. New members welcome. 571 6663

Te Puke Forest & Bird

AGM & film - “Soul in the Sea.” Masonic Lodge, Oxford St, Te Puke 7.30pm. Free entry.

Te Puna Indoor Bowls

Every Mon at Te Puna Hall 7.15pm. Norma 552 5563

The Writing Project

For people working on a piece of writing or wanting to. 021 239 7142 or 07 218 1411

Toughlove Parent Support Group

Every Mon at Totara House, 1428 Cameron Rd, Greerton 7-9pm. No need to register. 543 3194

YMCA - ALFS

(Active lifestyle for seniors). Smooth Movers class Mon 9-10am & 10.15-11.15am at Matua Community Hall, Levers Rd. Also 9-9.55am & 10-10.55am at Arataki Hall, Zambuk Way (off Grenada St). Tues 9.15-10.15am & 10.30-11.30am at Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Rd. Weds 9.15-10.15am Welcome Bay Hall, Welcome Bay Rd. First class free. Thurs 9-10am at Otumoetai Action Centre, Windsor Rd. Also 10.30-11.30am at Bethlehem Hall, Bethlehem Rd. Fri 9.15-10.15am at Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Rd. Also Fri at Papamoa Library 10.20am. 578 9272

Vision Probus Club

Meets fourth Mon in the Washington Room, Armitage Hotel 10am. 579 2289

Tuesday 29 April

16 Sqn Air Training Corps (ATC)

Every Tues (during school term), Tauranga Army Hall 6.30-9pm. Lynn 027 291 6150 or email: atc16sqntauranga@yahoo.co.nz

2014 @ The Clothesline

Quality pre-loved clothing from babies to adults $1-236 D Mc Donald Street, Mount Maunganui opposite Nosh Cafe 10-2 pm Phone 574-4266

2014 Face2Face Coffee Group

Coffee & friends make the perfect blend! 36D Mc Donald Street, Mount Maunganui opposite Nosh Cafe 10-12 pm $2 for refreshments. 574-4266

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 Club of Tauranga

Women's community service group. Dinner & business meeting 2nd Tues. Social programme 4th Tues, monthly. Interested? Denise 570 3134

Badminton (Social)

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

Bayfair Petanque Club

Every Tues & Thurs at Bayfair Reserve, Russley Drive 1pm. Tuition & boules available for learners & visitors. Margaret 572 3173

Bethlehem Pottery Club

Tues & Thurs at 13 Bethlehem Rd 10am - 3pm. Call in for info or ph Jane 552 0046

Forum for Fishers

Damien O'Connor MP, Labour Spokesperson for Fisheries, is keen to discuss concerns that BOP anglers have with quotas and regulations. Mount Ocean Sports Club, Salisbury Ave, Tuesday April 29th 4.45pm.

Free ESOL Christian Conversation Classes

For all levels of English every Tues during school term at Holy Trinity Church cnr 4th Ave & Devonport Rd 7.30-9.15pm. Janice 576 7839

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 email: inachordchorus@gmail.com

Mates Mens Network

Every 2nd Tues at Totara House, 1428 Cameron Rd, Greerton 7-9.30pm. 0800 4 MATES info@mates.org.nz

Mount Morning Badminton

Every Tues at Mount Sports Centre, Blake Park 9am - 12pm. Social, competitive, all ages. Beginners welcome. Racquets available. Visitors $5 per session. Maxene 575 0162

Orange City Square & Round Dance Club

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

Otumoetai Toastmasters

Leadership skills, speaking skills. At Lyceum Club rooms, 68 1st Ave 7.15-9.30pm. Allan 544 5989

Overeaters Anonymous

Is your eating affecting the way you, or someone else, live your lives? Overeating, undereating - meet every Tues at Church of Christ, 1400 Cameron Rd 7-8pm. 544 1213

Public Meeting –Forum for Fishers

Damien O'Connor MP, Labour Spokesperson for Fisheries, is keen to discuss concerns that BOP anglers have with quotas and regulations. Mount Ocean Sports Club,

Salisbury Ave, 4.45pm.

Sequence Dancing

Tauranga Social & Leisure Club. St John's Anglican Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd, Otumoetai 7-9pm. Second Tues of month 3-5.30pm. Visitors welcome. John 578 9716

South City Indoor Bowls Club

Club night (at Tauranga RSA) Names in by 7.15pm. Mary 541 0687

Tauranga Acoustic Music Club

McSwiggan's Irish Pub, 158 Cambridge Rd 7.30pm. Friendly jam sessions. Sing, play or just listen. Paul 579 2346 or www.tamc.org.nz

Tauranga BMX Club

Club nights every Tues. Registration 5.15-5.50pm. Racing starts 6pm at Tauranga MTB & BMX Park, 280 Cambridge Rd, Tauranga. $2 per club member. First 3 nights free to new riders.

Tauranga Morning Badminton Club

Meet every Tues & Thurs at QEII Youth Centre, Memorial Park, Tauranga 9-11.30am. New players & visitors welcome. Heather 574 0976

Tauranga Scrabble Club

Tues at Tauranga Bridge Club, Ngatai Rd 9am. 3 games $3. New players welcome. 544 8372

Tauranga Target Rifle Club

Club night Tues at indoor range in Elizabeth St West 7pm. Target shooting using .22 target rifles. All equipment supplied for new shooters. New members & casual shooters welcome.

Tauranga Toastmasters

Tga Lyceum Club 7.15-9.30pm. Confidence building, speaking skills, leadership skills. Alan 544 5989

Treasure Box

Songs & stories for under 5's every Tues at Changepoint, 131 Poike Rd, Ohauiti 9.30am. Morning tea provided. 544 2713

Yoga Evening Class

Fergusson Park Sports Centre (end of Tilby Dr, Matua) 7-8.15pm. $12. Beginners welcome. Stella 021 024 96390

Wednesday 30 April

Age Concern Walking Group

Meet at Omokoroa 9am. Matakana Island by barge, take lunch. Ph Renee for details 576 6699

An Evening with Gilbert Enoka

Presented by Waipuna Hospice April 30 at Holy Trinity Tauranga 5-6.30pm. The man behind the All Blacks instrumental in the performance of some of our elite sports teams. Gain tips on how to improve mental strength and build resilience to cope with life's hurdles. Tickets from Waipuna Hospice, Holy Trinity or Creative Tauranga. Adult $25.

Badminton Mt Maunganui

Club night Weds at Mount Sports Centre, Maunganui Rd 7-9pm. All past & new players welcome. Janice 575 2438 or 027 201 0529

Baywide Community Law Service

Drop in clinic every Weds at 63 Willow St 5-6.30pm. No appointment necessary. Free legal assistance. 571 6812. Every Tues morning at Te Puke Clinic. For appointment 573 5614. Every Thurs morning at Katikati Clinic. For appointment 549 0399

Cribbage Club Tauranga RSA Greerton

New members wanted for this long established club, all ages. Every Weds 1-3.30pm. Entrance $3. Robert 579 1342

Fernlands Spa Water Exercise Class

Weds 10.45-11.45am. Held rain or shine, but not during school holidays. New participants planning to attend, ph Jennifer 571 1411.

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Club night 7.30pm. Championship finals 7pm at Greerton Hall. Kevin 543 4044

Global Hearts Exercise Group

Weds 2-3pm & Fri 11am - 12pm. Provides group activities combined with health education that encourages members to live a healthy & active lifestyle. Proudly supported by NZ Heart Foundation. Mark 0274 444 945

Greerton Gold Leisure Marching Team

Ladies 50+ invited to join Weds at Morland Fox Park 8-9.30am. No experience required. Marion 578 1108

Healing Rooms

At Bethlehem Town Centre, shop C1, behind PO, open 1-3pm. www.healingrooms.co.nz. Prayer for healing. 0211100878

Living In Harmony Series

Presented by Tauranga Regional Multicultural Council. This week: “The Netherlands” at Historic Village Hall, 17th Ave 7pm. Music, dancing, songs & Dutch food samples. Wear Netherlands national colour - orange. Bring plate of food to share & gold coin donation.

Mount Healing & Spiritual Centre

Fellowship & celebration at Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mount. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. First mini night (1 x healing & 1 x reading). Door charge $10. Janet 027 264 0226

Otumoetai Care & Craft Group

Every Weds during school term at St Columba Church, Cherrywood 9am - 12.30pm. Dawn 576 7783

Queen - It's A Kinda Magic

Starring Giles Taylor. Featuring over 20 of the bands greatest hits. Held at Baycourt Theatre 8pm. Ph 0800 842 538 or www.ticketek.co.nz

Scottish Country Dancing

Weds at Senior Citizens Hall, Maunganui Rd Beginners class 6pm, regular class 7.30pm. Fri at Papamoa Primary School Hall, Dickson Rd 7.30pm. 573 5055

Sex Please We're Sixty

Presented by Te Puke Repertory April 30 – May 10. Gala night April 30, supper & meet the crew. Tickets from Dianne 573 8346. Charity night May 1 – Te Puke High School Singapore Trip Fundraising Group. Tickets $25 incl supper. Jo 573 5703. 2nd Charity Night May 3 – Kiwi Coast Lionesses, Anne 573 9790. All other tickets available from Paper Plus Te Puke.

Table Tennis Tauranga

Weds 1-3pm & 7-9pm, Fri 7-9pm at Memorial Hall, QEYC. www.sportsground.co.nz/tabletennistauranga or Bill 578 1662

Tauranga Pryde Youth Group

For lesbian, gay, bi, trans. Meet 6.30pm 1st & 3rd Weds of each month & 2nd & 4th Thurs. 22 3536 968

Tauranga Senior Badminton Club

Every Weds & Mon 7.30pm onwards. Racquets available. All welcome. Sue 0211 944 335 or 543 0035

Te Puke Meditation & Development Group

Constables Gallery, Commerce Lane 1st Weds of every month. $5 entry.

Te Puke Toy Library

248 Jellicoe St, opp Atuaroa Ave, Te Puke Weds to Sat 9.30am - 12pm. 021 130 6476

Toastmasters - City Early Start

Improve communication, leadership & teamwork skills. Every Weds at Classic Flyers Avgas Cafe 6.45-8.15am. Toastmasters if the answer for building confidence & leadership skills. To find a club near you email: LaniDTM@gmail.com or 571 1545. http://cityearlystart.toastmastersclubs.org

Thursday 1 May

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

Salvation Army, Eversham Rd, Bayfair 7.30-8.30pm.

Army Cadets (WBOP Cadet Unit)

Every Thurs at Tauranga Army Hall 6-9.30pm. Ages 13-17 youth development with a military flavour. Email: admin@wbopcu.org.nz

Awesome Clothing Sale

Good quality, all sizes & styles - men's women's, children's shoes, sheets, duvets etc. Only $2 a bag. You pick. Historic Village, 17th Ave 9.30-10.30am, rain or shine. Organised by Turning Point Trust. 578 6934

Club 55 Tenpin

New members welcome to join a fun seniors tenpin bowling league. Meet Thurs at 13th Ave Tenpin 10.30am. Jenny 543 0539

Fitness League

Safe, effective, low impact exercise to music using the Bagot Stack technique, designed for females. All ages & abilities, complementary first class, every Thurs Central Baptist Church Hall, cnr 13th Ave & Cameron Rd 9.30am & Weds at Katikati Memorial Hall 10am. Pam 549 4799 or 021 117 170

Happiness & Our Mind

Drop-in meditation classes. Beginners welcome. Classes self contained so start any date. $14 per class. Otumoetai Plunket, 59 Otumoetai Rd. Monthly classes, next class May 8 7-8.30pm. www.meditateintauranga.org

Heath Franklin's Chopper - Repeat Offender

Star of TV's 7 Days, Chopper is back. At Baycourt Theatre 7.30pm. Ph 0800 842 538 or www.ticketek.co.nz

Ladies Lions Club (Harbour City)

Meet at 2nd & 4th Thurs at Lyceum Club, 68 First Ave 7pm & 6pm respectively. Visitors welcome. Wendy 576 2505

Mount Art Group

Every Thurs at St Peter's Church Hall, 11 Victoria Rd, Mt Maunganui 9am - 1pm. Visitors welcome. Merilynn 575 6777

Mount Underwater Club

Club night at Mount Ocean Sports Clubrooms (Cnr The Mall and Salisbury Ave, Mount Maunganui) Thur 1 May 7.30pm –Presenter TBA. New members welcome. Gail 570 1935

Mt Maunganui Creative Fibre

Meet every Thurs at Arataki Community Centre 9am - 1pm. Share & learn spinning, weaving, crochet, knitting, felting & other creative crafts. Visitors & new members welcome. Jan 574 1265

Salsa on the Strand

Presented by Bay Salsa at Defy. Intro class 8pm followed by social dancing. No partner required. $2 entry, members free. www.baysalsa.co.nz

Tauranga Branch of Forest and Bird

AGM at St John Church Hall, Bureta Rd, at 7.00 pm.

Guest speaker is Professor Chris Battershill, Marine Scientist based at Sulphur Point.

Tauranga Heart Support Group

Phase 3 rehab exercise, social events & guest speakers for those with or at risk of heart disease. Every Thurs at City Church Hall, Otumoetai Rd/Sherwood St 9.30-10.45am. Men & women welcome. Dianne 576 5031 Qualified instructor/Cardiac Care leader.

Tauranga Herb Society

AGM & bouquet garni making at St Enoch's Church Lounge 7pm.

Tauranga Model Railway Club

Meet every Thurs evening. Ed 543 1108

Tauranga Pryde Youth Group

For lesbian, gay, bi, trans. Meet 6.30pm 1st & 3rd Weds of each month & 2nd & 4th Thurs. 22 3536 968

Tauranga Storytellers' Group

Meet last Thurs of month. Learn how to develop your storytelling skills. Claire 577 7220

Weds during school term at TYPBC, Keith Allan Drive, Sulphur Pt 6.15-9pm. Micah 021 336 719 or tschathamtga@gmail.com

Friday 2 May

Chess Tauranga

Every Fri at Tauranga RSA, Greerton 6pm onwards for the whole family. Werner 548 1111 http://www.westernbopchess.weebly.com/

Friday Friends 10 Pin Bowling League

Join our friendly league playing every Fri at 13th Ave 10 Pin 1pm (3 games). We play in pairs. New members welcome. Judy 543 4124

Katikati Folk Club Concert

At Katikati Bowling Club, Park Rd 7.30pm. From the UK, Jayne Freeman & Adam Piggot plus Tanglewood from Tauranga. www.katikatifolkclub.co.nz

Mount Art Group

Annual art exhibition at Mount Surf Club. Mount College Art students providing a display of their work. Visitors welcome.

Contact Julie to place a listing here: julie@thesun.co.nz

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