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Wednesday 27 July

Age Concern Walking Group

Tirau bus trip, meet at Bethlehem Rd carpark 9am. 578 2631

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Alpha Marriage Course

Learn how to make even the happiest marriage better. 7 weeks starts today at Lifezone Church, 7 Oak Lane, Judea 7.15pm. $50 per couple. Register: office@lifezone.church

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

Diabetes Help

Free diabetes group meeting at St Enoch's Church Hall 2pm. For details 571 3422

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

Fitness League Te Puke

Ladies exercise with dance to music. Improve posture, energy, increased strength. Every Weds at St Andrew's Church Hall, Oxford St 9.30-10.30am. Gloria 573 4429

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

Freemasonry

The Gate Pa Lodge meet at Hairini Masonic Centre 7.30pm. Glen 027 918 9096

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Champion Fours (Clarke Cup) at Greerton Hall 7pm. Names in book. Kevin 543 4044

Got Questions About Life?

Do you have big questions. A no-pressure chance to explore the Christian answers to these questions. At St Peter's Church, 130 Spring St 6.30pm. Simon 027 270 5426 or www.stpeters.org.nz/our-church/alpha

Healing Rooms

Experience God's healing touch at Bethlehem Town Centre, cnr shop behind PO/Bookstore, open every Weds 1-3pm. No appointment necessary, no charge, all ages welcome. 0211 100 878 www.healingrooms.co.nz

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

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

Nonviolence & Conscious Living

Want to speak more compassionately to yourself & others? Learn non violent communication Weds or Thurs at Historic Village 7pm. 021 0238 0340 RhondaLAPowers@gmail.com

Otumoetai Care & Craft

Every Weds at St Columba Church Hall, Cherrywood, Otumoetai 9am - 12.30pm during school term. . Crafts, fun, games, entertainment. Lunch provided. Dawn 576 7783

Scottish Country Dancing

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

Single Coffee Club 60+

Mixed company for singles 60+ that meet once a week for coffee, enjoy socialising & making new friends. Email: mixandmingle@xtra.co.nz or 027 439 4267

Tauranga Embroiderers' Guild

Every Weds at Tauranga Rowing Club rooms, Memorial Park 10am - 2.30pm & 7.30-9.30pm. Juniors 4-5.30pm during term time, Beginners & experienced stitchers welcome. Nancy 544 4778

Tauranga Mid-Week

Waiorongomai, Waipapa, pylons loop with shorter option. Grade mod, approx. 6.0hrs. Paula 021 215 3838

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 Club

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

 

Thursday 28 July

6 Week Social Beginner Dance Class

Starts July 28 at Greerton Hall, 1263 Cameron Rd 8pm, or July 29 at Welcome Bay School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd. Learn Rock & Roll, Cha Cha, waltz & more. Sonia, Supreme Dance Centre 544 2337 or 027 322 1786 or just turn up on the night.

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 Dance Group

Social Rock n Roll dancing every Thurs at Senior Citizens 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. John 575 2422

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

Free Mediation Classes

Every Thurs at Papamoa Sports & Rec Centre, 80 Alice Way, off Parton Rd 7pm. Find peace, love & joy & make your life rewarding. Ian 576 2032

Free Skin Facial Pamper Trial Session

Group session or one on one. Svetlana 027 616 2124

Friends of the Library

Greerton Library Chat Group meet 10am at new Greerton Library for guided tour of the Library. Pam 571 2566

Keynotes 4 Part Harmony

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

Mah-Jong

Every Thurs at Bowls Matua Bowling Club, 108 Levers Rd, Matua 1-4pm. Beginners welcome. Julia 576 4127

More Than Craft

Every Thurs at Greerton Bible Church, cnr Chadwick Rd & Fraser St 9.30-11.30am. 10 crafts available. Talented tutors. $3 entry. June 544 0823

Mount/Papamoa Coffee & Chat

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

Orange City Square & Round Dance Club

Tues morning class 10am - 12pm. Weds plus, 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

Petanque

Every Thurs & Sun at Cliff Rd 1pm. Tuition given to new players. No equip needed to start. Charles 570 1099

Positively Me for Women

Interested in building self-esteem, growing confidence, overcome fears of rejection, failure or criticism? Gain skills & insight to make changes to be who you want to be & live the life you want. Courses start Aug 11 for 6 weeks at St Mary's Church. Day & night option. Thurs 12.30-2.30pm & 6-8pm. Course cost $55. To book; 575 9945 or email: naudeen@mountanglican.org.nz

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

Tai Chi & Taoist Qigoing

Every Thurs morning at Elizabeth St Community Centre. Warren 574 2464 or 0274 745 389

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

Tauranga Machine Knitters Club

Meet 4th Thurs of month at Wesley Methodist Church, 13th Ave, Tauranga 1.30pm.

Tennis Seniors WBOP

Players 35yrs+, Tauranga lawn tennis club, Wharepai Domain 9am - 12pm. New players welcome, $3 ball fee. tswbop@gmail.com or 021 0576 601

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

Waihi To Tauranga Corridor

Come & find out more. Public open days to find out more about the $520 million transport investment to improve safety & congestion on SH2 between Waihi & Tauranga & the Tauranga Northern Link project. Today at Katikati Resource Centre, 45 Beach Rd, Katikati 2.30-6.30pm. 927 6009 or www.nzta.govt.nz/tnl

 

Friday 29 July

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

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/

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

Diabetes Help Tauranga

Free diabetes group meeting, Drop In clinic at WBOP PHO, 154 First Ave 2-3pm. For details 571 3422

Genealogy Research

Members of Papamoa Genealogy Branch at Papamoa Library 10am – 12pm to assist researchers with their family history. Elaine 574 9960

Greerton Indoor Bowling Club

Box Drawn Pairs. 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

Otumoetai Indoor Bowls

Otumoetai Open Tournament Matua Primary School Hall, Clivedene St. Karen 576 0443

Sale of Near New Baby's Clothing

And young children's clothing July 29 & 30 at St Joseph's Community Centre, 10 Pitau Rd, Te Puna 9am - 12pm. Fill a supermarket bag for $2. 548 2730

Tauranga Creative Fibre Exhibition

July 29-31 at Tauranga Racecourse 10am - 4pm. Trades, cafe, free parking. Mountain to sea. www.taurangacreativefibre.org.nz

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

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

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

Waihi To Tauranga Corridor

Come & find out more. Public open days to find out more about the $520 million transport investment to improve safety & congestion on SH2 between Waihi & Tauranga & the Tauranga Northern Link project. Today at WaterForce Premises, 15c Minden Rd, Te Puna 3-7pm. 927 6009 or www.nzta.govt.nz/tnl

Western Bay Museum

The Mounting of the Killen 1880's Gown, at Old Fire Station Building, 32 Main St, Katikati 10am - 3pm.

Saturday 30 July

Alcoholics Anonymous

Women's meeting at St Andrews, Dee St 10-11am, children welcome. 0800 229 6757

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

Cross Dressing Club Starting Up

Stop hiding away & join the cross-dressing club. Get together with people like yourself & do fun things together. Donations of ladies clothing, mainly lingerie etc plus 2 + ladies to help out. All guys & girls welcome to join, ages 18+. Free. 021 042 7074.

Dance Party

Aug 13, Greerton Hall, 1263 Cameron Rd 7.30pm. BYO drinks & nibbles. Just turn up on the night. Entertainment by Helen Riley. Supreme Dance Centre 544 2337 or 027 322 1786

Greerton Hall Market

Crafts, plants, produce, bric-a-brac 8am – 12pm. Stalls inside/outside. Tricia/Gary 543 1487 or 027 908 2952 www.facebook.com/greertonhallmarket

Junior Dixieland Marienbad Concert

At Tauranga Boys' College, Little Theatre 3-6pm. All fans of great music invited to the event organised by Junior Dixieland Marienbad & the Czech & Slovak Club Tauranga. Tickets $10 per adult & children free available at https://www.csclubtauranga.nz/en/event/junior-dixieland/ or info@csclubtauranga.nz

‘Las Vegas' Casino Night

Te Puke Toy Library fundraiser, Molly O'Connors Irish Bar 7pm start. Tickets essential $25 hurry! Check out facebook event or call toy library 027 263 9309

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

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

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

Open Air Movie Night

Postponed until today from last week. Bring the whole family down to Wharf St with rugs, cushions & bean bags with the movie screening of Rio. Pre-entertainment from 5pm, movie screening from 6pm (BOP Film's short Just Three Girls will screen directly after Rio). Free.

Operanesia from Puccini to Presley

Aug 13 at Holy Trinity, 215 Devonport Rd, Tga 7.30pm. The outstanding quartet Operanesia, & special guest Imogen Thirwell perform a diverse programme of classics, medleys & contemporary songs. Adults $45, student $25. Tickets available from Hospice Shops, Holy Trinity and www.waipunahospice.co.nz

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

Petanque at Blake Park

Every Sat 1pm. Coaching & competitive play. Equip available, all levels welcome. Jo Ann 578 3606

Red Cross Book Fair

Sept 3 & 4 at Historic Village Hall, 17th Ave West. Wanted: books, CDs, DVDs, games, puzzles, jigsaws. Please de-liver to: Red Cross, 245 Chadwick Rd, Greerton. 578 6987

Roller Derby

At Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre. Doors open 3pm, first game 4pm with the biggie at 6pm. Vs teams from Hamilton & Rotorua then Northland Nightmares. Tickets: Adults $10, kids under 14 $5. Under 5's free.

Steptoe Garage Sale/Auction

Lions Club Katikati starts 8am with garage sale, auction 10.30am. Katikati Memorial Hall. No cheques please, only cash or Eftpos.

Tauranga Fuchsia Group

Meet at Tauranga Arts & Crafts Centre. Mid year lunch meeting starts 11.30am followed by a finger food lunch. Social afternoon & guest speaker. Pa 579 1655

Tauranga Leisure Marching

Display day Aug 13 at QEYC Stadium, Memorial Park, 11th Ave 10am - 3pm. Come along & support local & visiting marching teams displays.

TEDx Tauranga

13 live speakers on stage, live entertainment, 3 official TED videos. Join 1000 people for a day of inspirational talks & great food. Aug 20 at ASB Baypark Arena 10am - 6pm. Tickets at Eventfinda or www.tedxtauranga.com Limited student & seniors discounted tickets. Be quick.

Village Radio

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

Waihi To Tauranga Corridor

Come & find out more. Public open days to find out more about the $520 million transport investment to improve safety & congestion on SH2 between Waihi & Tauranga & the Tauranga Northern Link project. Today at Omokoroa Settlers Hall, Omokoroa Rd, Omokoroa 11am – 2pm. 927 6009 or www.nzta.govt.nz/tnl

 

Sunday 31 July

Monster Garage Sale

At Links Ave 7.30-11.30am. Garage sale will be inside the club room in case of bad weather. Clothing, books, furniture, tools, sports goods, general household items at great prices. Tauranga City United Social Fundraising

A Course in Miracles

Discussion group meet at Grindz Cafe, 50 1st Ave 12pm video, 1pm discussion. Topic: What are the benefits of releasing the impediments to peace, happiness & prosperity. All welcome.

Andre Rieu Friendship Group BOP

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

Bay Bible Fellowship/Lord's Day

Worship & communion service at Welcome Bay Primary School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd 10am. Brotherly wisdom from the book of James. “Be quick to hear, be blessed in doing.” Preacher: Richard Roodt. www.bbf.net.nz

Bee Interest Group

Monthly meeting 2pm. Meet at TECT Park, Whataroa Rd, off SH36. Please bring something to share for afternoon tea & a gold coin donation for the group. Gordon 027 544 2882

BOP Linux Users

Bimonthly Hands On Day. Bring your computer for help with Linux & Open Source software at Arts & Crafts Centre (back room) cnr Elizabeth St & Glasgow St 9.30am – 1pm. $2 door charge. All welcome. 578 6024 www.boplug.co.nz

City on its Feet Walking Group

Every Sunday at the new shopping centre, 83 Pyes Pa Rd 9am. Medium & fast pace. Mike 543 4733 or email: mikemell@kinect.co.nz

Croquet

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

End-of-Life Choice

Vintage Car clubrooms, 29 Cliff Rd Aug 14 2.30pm. Presentation by Maryan Street & AGM. Sue 543 3101

Hair & Makeup Workshops

“A Beautiful Education” is a series of interactive DIY hair & makeup styling workshop for all ages, Aug 6. Refresh your image with professional guidance while raising funds for Cambodia Charitable Trust. Lillybeth 021 150 1605 or email: lillybeth@abeautifuleducation.co.nz

Home Computer Club (Tga) Inc

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

Indoor Ultimate Frisbee

Open to men & women of all ages & abilities. 4vs4, non contact team sport. Mount Sports Centre 12-2pm. Search Facebook Groups “Mount Ultimate” or MountUltimate@gmail.com

Jaguar Enthusiasts' (BOP) Club

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

Maketu Market

At Maketu Village Green 8am. Treasures, crafts, produce, plants, books, food & more. Stall fees $10. Susan 533 2600

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

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 & 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

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. Fire-arms license must be presented at registration area. $15pp (cash only). No cellphone coverage. www.deerstalkersbop.org.nz

Sunday Cyclists

Meet outside Paengaroa Hall 9am. All levels catered for. Jenny 0274 353 669 or 578 8937

Tauranga Spiritual Society Inc

Senior Citizen's Hall, 14 Norris St. Guest speaker Sonja Quirk, mediumship. Free healing & supper. Members $3, non $5. 022 06370 467

Monday 1 August

Alanon Family Group

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

Badminton Club: Seniors & Juniors

Juniors: Mon 6-7.30pm. Seniors: Mon & Weds 7.30-9.30pm. Bethlehem College Events Centre, Elder Lane. All levels of players welcome. Sue 021 194 4335 or www.taurangabadmintonclub.co.nz

Ballroom Dancing for Beginners

Free dance lessons at Club Mount 7pm. Just come along, easy & fun. Udance2 - The Dance Centre. Dean/Miki 542 1295 www.udance2.co.nz or email: udance2@xtra.co.nz

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. 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. Andrew 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 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm 38 Hamilton Street, Tauranga 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.

Civic Choir Tauranga

Every Mon at Wesley Church, 13th Ave, Tauranga 7.30pm. www.civicchoir.net.nz Heather 575 9092

Dancefit

Get fit, while having fun. At Bethlehem Hall, Waihi Rd. Mondays 9.30am & Thurs 9.15am. $5 a class, first class free. Ruth 0274 156 819

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 573 4429

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

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. Winter recess. No meeting this month.

Free Meditation Classes

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

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

Meditation & See What Unfolds

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

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

Graded Triples, Matua Primary School Hall, Clivedene St 7.15pm. New members welcome. Karen 576 0443

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

Practice every Mon at St Stephens Church, Brookfield Tce 1-3pm. Tenors, bases & contraltos needed for our 35 voice choir. Pat 579 1036

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. Sunday 10am. 15 Koromiko St, Judea. 578 9116

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: Annis Parker. Door $3 inc cuppa. Kay 0274 168 701 or facebook Tga UFO & Paranormal

WBOPPHO

Free public health outreach clinic every Mon at Tauranga Salvation Army Community Ministries (375 Cameron Rd, above family store) 9am -12pm.

Tuesday 2 August

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

Argentine Tango

Fun classes every Tues at Citizen's Club 6.30pm. Discover ‘the metaphor for life.' Denise 020 400 61340

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

CV Writing Clinics (Free Service)

Need help to create a basic CV? Complete the CV form, available at your local library & bring it to one of the CV writing clinics. Tauranga Library Tues 10am. Weds 10am. Papamoa Library Fri 12.30pm. Greerton Library Mon 12.30pm & Thurs 12.30pm. Times are subject to the availability of Volunteers.

Depression Support Group

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

Excel Toastmasters

Every 2nd, 4th & 5th Tues at Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way 6.15-8.30pm. Learn public speaking & leadership skills. brooke_bop@hotmail.com

Falun Dafa

Free exercises & meditation classes. Every Tues at Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui 7pm. Judy 021 0425 398

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 573 4429

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

Junction Mental Health Peer Support

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

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 Patchwork & Quilters Group

Meet 1st & 3rd Tues 7pm & 2nd & 4th Fri 10am. Tauranga Art & Craft Centre, 178 Elizabeth St, Tga. 0274 177 581

Tauranga Samba

Every Tues meet at Mount Sports Centre 7-9pm. Brazilian drumming & percussion. No experience needed. Rob 021 232 7185

Tauranga Toastmasters

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

Welcome Bay Wheelers

Recreational cycle group meet every Tues at Palmers, Ohauiti Rd 9.30am. Pam/Andrew 544 3272

Welcome to Katikati

‘Newcomers' meet & greet. Find out what the town is all about & what it has to offer. At Little Blue House (behind BNZ) 10am. Complimentary morning tea & welcome pack. Jacqui 549 5250

Wednesday 3 August

Age Concern Walking Group

Meet at Kulim Park 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

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

Fitness League Te Puke

Ladies exercise with dance to music. Improve posture, energy, increased strength. Every Weds at St Andrew's Church Hall, Oxford St 9.30-10.30am. Gloria 573 4429

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

Friends of Tauranga Art Gallery

Art in the Afternoon held first Weds of the month at the Gallery cnr Wharf & Willow Sts 2.45pm. Guest speaker Stephanie Smith - ‘Stefan Knapp, 1921-1996: artist at large'. Cost: Friends: gold coin, Visitors $5. Linda Inglis 544 2818 friends@artgallery.org.nz

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

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

Healing Rooms

Bay Coastal Healing Rooms, Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd (Bayfair), Mt Maunganui. Caring, trained Christians pray for your physical, emotional & spiritual health. First & thirds Weds (Aug 3 & 17) 2.30-3.30pm. No appointment necessary, no charge. 022 120 5406

Heart Foundation Info Morning

For people who have Atrial Fibrillation & their families, for morning tea Aug 10 at Arataki Community Centre, Mt Maunganui 10.30am. To book a space, Francesca 575 4787

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

Mount Healing & Spiritual Centre

Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mount 7.30pm start. Speaker: Robert James Haywood, mediumship, crystal bowls etc. 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

Lindemann Rd to Wairoa Falls (partly off track). Grade mod, approx 5.5hrs. Glyn 543 0949

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

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

Thursday 4 August

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

Celebrating Life in Recovery

Cheri Peters lived a life of violence & addiction from which there was no escape, or so she thought. Aug 4 & 5 7pm & Aug 6 10.50am, 2pm, 7pm at Graham Young Youth Theatre, Tauranga Boys College 664 Cameron Rd. Aug 6 10.50am program at Tauranga SDA Church, 25 Moffat Rd, Tauranga. Free. Norah 552 4021 or 027 442 2379

Club Mt Maunganui

Social games club. Play indoor bowls, 500, bolivia & 5 crowns every Thurs 12.45pm. Prizes & visits to other clubs. 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

Free Mediation Classes

Every Thurs at Papamoa Sports & Rec Centre, 80 Alice Way, off Parton Rd 7pm. Find peace, love & joy & make your life rewarding. Ian 576 2032

Free Skin Facial Pamper Trial Session

Group session or one on one. Svetlana 027 616 2124

Mah-Jong

Every Thurs at Bowls Matua Bowling Club, 108 Levers Rd, Matua 1-4pm. Beginners welcome. Julia 576 4127

More Than Craft

Every Thurs at Greerton Bible Church, cnr Chadwick Rd & Fraser St 9.30-11.30am. 10 crafts available. Talented tutors. $3 entry. June 544 0823

Mount/Papamoa Coffee & Chat

Held 1-2pm. For info or transport, Junction Mental Health Peer Support & Advocacy 543 3010

Mount Underwater Club

Club night at Mount Ocean Sports Clubrooms (Cnr The Mall & Salisbury Ave, Mt Maunganui) 7.30pm. Presentation: Great Barrier Reef. New members welcome. Gail 021 471 768 or gail.bingham58@gmail.com

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

Petanque

Every Thurs & Sun at Cliff Rd 1pm. Tuition given to new players. No equip needed to start. Charles 570 1099

Positively Me for Women

Interested in building self-esteem, growing confidence, overcome fears of rejection, failure or criticism? Gain skills & insight to make changes to be who you want to be & live the life you want. Courses start Aug 11 for 6 weeks at St Mary's Church. Day & night option. Thurs 12.30-2.30pm & 6-8pm. Course cost $55. To book; 575 9945 or email: naudeen@mountanglican.org.nz

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

Tai Chi & Taoist Qigoing

Every Thurs morning at Elizabeth St Community Centre. Warren 574 2464 or 0274 745 389

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

Tennis Seniors WBOP

Players 35yrs+, Tauranga lawn tennis club, Wharepai Domain 9am - 12pm. New players welcome, $3 ball fee. tsw-bop@gmail.com or 021 0576 601

The Alpha Course

If you would like to explore the Christian Faith in a friendly, open & informal environment, meet for dessert, coffee & presentation at St Thomas More Church, 17 Gloucester Rd, Mount 7pm. Heidi 575 4807

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 5 August

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

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/

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

Greerton Indoor Bowling Club

Club night. 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

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

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

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

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

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