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Thursday 27 November

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

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

Art of Breathing Course

Held Nov 27 - 30. Learn breathing techniques for life for better health, reduced stress, happiness & more confidence. 4 day course. Mark 542 5174 or www.artofliving.org.nz

Dine Down at the Village

Historic Village, 17th Ave open on Thursday nights 5-7pm. Dine, shop, relax.

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

Friends of Tauranga City Libraries

Chat group meet at Villaggio Cafe, 1293 Cameron Rd, Greerton 10am.

Happiness & Our Mind

Drop-in meditation classes. Beginners welcome. Classes are self-contained, so you can start any date. Cost: $14 per class. Otumoetai Plunket, 59 Otumoetai Rd. Monthly classes, next class Dec 4 7-8.30pm. www.meditateintauranga.org

Keynotes 4 Part Harmony

Women's chorus meet every Thurs at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave 6.45pm. Sing for fun & health. Nora 544 2714

Living in Harmony

Tauranga Regional Multicultural Council is inviting everybody to our next event in the Living in Harmony series:

‘India Cultural night”, that will take place on 27th November 2014 at 7pm in the Baptist Church Hall on corner of Malyon Street and Stations Rd. in Te Puke.

The local Indian community will present a great programme of music, songs and stories about their culture, followed by a potluck dinner and a chance to meet  and make new friends.

This evening has been kindly sponsored by the WBOPDC and the Councillors and the Mayor has been invited.

Entry to the evening is with a plate of food for a potluck dinner.

Come and meet the local Sikh community.

Mainly Music

Every Thurs at St Enoch's Church, 16th Ave 9.30am. $3 per family. New members welcome. 578 3040

More Than Craft

Every Thurs at Greerton Bible Church Hall cnr Chadwick Rd & Oropi Rd 9.30-11.30am. 10 crafts with talented tutors. Inspection welcome. June 544 0823

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

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

Relationolic's Anonymous for Women

Are you forever ending up in unhealthy relationships? Do you keep wishing & hoping he will change? Join this group for self development & support. Every Thurs at Hanmer Clinic, 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton 10-11.30am. Ph/txt Liz 0274 362 800

Salsa on the Strand

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

Sidewalk Empire with Vinyl Biscuit

At Mauao Performing Arts Centre, 11 Totara St, Mt Maunganui Dec 4 at 8pm. Tickets $10 from Creative Tauranga, 112 Willow St or email: sidewalkempire@gmail.com

Simplee Cre8ive

Every Thurs at Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui 9am - 2.30pm. Ladies craft day, bring the craft that you do. $5. Jenny 572 5396

Smiths Sports Shoes Everyone's Run & Walk

Until Dec 18. Walkers start 5.45pm & runners 6pm with registration from 5.15pm. 3km & 5km options starting Maxwells Rd Reserve. $5 adults, $3 students. $100 Smiths Sport Shoes voucher each week.

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 Qigong

Every Thurs at Ohauiti Rd Settlers Hall 11am. Class takes approx 1 hr. $1pp. All welcome. Eric 577 1988

Tauranga Heart Support Group

Low impact group exercise for those with or at risk of heart disease at City Church, Otumoetai 9.30-10.30am. $3.50pp includes light refreshment. Hannah (Clinical Exercise Physiologist) 0508 227 342

Tauranga Heart Support Group

Low impact group exercise class for those with or at risk of heart disease. City Church, Otumoetai 9.30-10.30am. $350pp includes light refreshment. Hannah (Clinical Exercise Physiologist) 0508 227 342

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

Young Parents Group

(For ages 23 & under) every Thurs at Plunket, 471 Devonport Rd, Tauranga 12pm. Lunch provided. Text Rozi 027 924 6526

Friday 28 November

5th White Ribbon Tug of War

Annual event at Fraser Cove Shopping Centre, Tauranga 4.30-8pm. An event where teams of men enter to compete against one another to show that they are against violence towards women & children. The event also has a Bucking Bull for all ages, bouncy castle, Samba Drummers, children's face painting, sausage sizzle & more. Free admission. Amy 0272 270 891 or amy@taurangasafecity.org.nz

10pin Bowling Quicksilver League

Every Fri at 13th Ave 10.30am. Play in pairs. New members welcome. Come for a fun morning. Ngaire 575 3806

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Chess Tauranga

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

Free Immigration Assessment

By Licenced Immigration Adviser. Tauranga Multicultural Ethnic Council, Historic Village, 17th Ave. For appointment ph Iryna Stewart 543 9125 or 021 0226 2619

Free Immigration Clinic

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

Gay/Bi Men Support Group

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

Nak Rop Muay Thai Kickboxing

A unique & challenging form of self discipline & fitness. Term 4 kids classes every Fri at Martial Arts Academy, 154 First Ave West 4.30-5.30pm. First class free. Alexis 578 5344 info@tmaa.co.nz

Tauranga Machine Embroidery Club

Show of work at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave 10am - 3pm. Sales table, working sewing machines, light refreshments available. $2 entry - no eftpos.

Te Puke Spiritual & Healing Centre

Christmas Expo at Te Puke Memorial Hall. Doors open 6.30pm. $10 for a reading & healing, nibbles, raffles & Christmas gifts to buy. Kerry 552 6768

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

Tauranga Machine Embroidery Club

Show of work at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave 10am - 3pm. Sales table, working sewing machines, light refreshments available. $2 entry - no eftpos.

Te Puke Spiritual & Healing Centre

Christmas Expo at Te Puke Memorial Hall. Doors open 6.30pm. $10 for a reading & healing, nibbles, raffles & Christmas gifts to buy. Kerry 552 6768

The Dance House ‘ Step in Time'

Dancers interpret key moments in history. Nov 28 7pm & Nov 29 1.30pm & 7pm at Bethlehem College Performing Arts Centre. Adult $18, Senior Cit $15, child $12.

Village Walkabout

Learn about the past & present of Tauranga's Historic village 10am. Bookings essential. Free tour includes retailer dis-count vouchers. Ph Jen for time and dates 021 672 281 or email: jen@nzhealthnow.com

Saturday 29 November

Alcoholics Anonymous

Women's meeting at St Andrew's, Dee St 10-11am. Children welcome.

Annual Garage Sale

T-Shirts, polos, shirts, sportswear, hoodies, raincoats, jackets, caps. All must go! Colourworks Screen Printers, 45 Totara St from 8am.

BOP Shirley Club

Dec 6 Christmas gift exchange meeting at Classic Flyers, Mt Maunganui 10am. Bring a gift to the value of $10 for exchange. Confirm attendance with 577 6607

Bromeliad Club

Display & sales at Matua Hall, Levers Rd 8am – 12pm. Display & sales of plants direct from BOP club members. Growing advice & questions answered. Free entry, 5 door spot prizes. All welcome. 576 7711

Christmas Dance

Dec 13 at Greerton Hall, 1247 Cameron Rd 7.30pm. BYO drinks & nibbles. Supreme Dance Centre 544 2337 or 027 322 1786

Garage Sale

Clothes, books, household items, sausage sizzle at Junction 153a Fraser St 8am - 12pm. All welcome.

Katikati Mural Tours

Every Sat & Sun departs 11am from the Katikati Info Centre, 36 Main Rd, Katikati. $10pp. For group bookings ph 549 5250

Market

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

Market Day

At Greerton Bible Church building, cnr Chadwick Rd & Oropi Rd by the roundabout 8.30am - 12pm. Plenty of goodies, new & used.

Messianic Weekly Meetings

The Way meet in the Kingfisher Room, Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui 10am. 542 1438

Model Aircraft Flying

Every Saturday morning at TECT park airfield. Visitors welcome (no dogs please). Mike 579 1979

Oriana Singers Concert

“Kaleidoscope” featuring songs from the albums of Josh Groban & Michael Buble. Nov 29 at St Andrew's Church, Dee St 2pm. Nov 30 at St Columba Church, Otumoetai 2pm.

Owens Park Community Fun Day

Dec 6 at Owens Park, Welcome Bay – next to Welcome Bay School 10am – 12pm. Stage entertainment from local school Kapahaka performances, bands, food, art & craft & information stalls, Hangi, kids games, rides & activities. If interested in a stall site contact Welcome Bay Community Centre for details 544 9774 or info.wbcc@xtra.co.nz

Super 12 Dragon Boat Regatta

The Lakes Boulevard, The Lakes, Tauranga 9am - 4pm. www.sportsground.co.nz/bopdragonboating

Tauranga Farmers Market

Tauranga Primary School cnr 5th Ave & Cameron Rd every Sat 7.45am - 12pm. Fresh & artisian produced food. Cuddles morning today – the farm comes to the market, come cuddle the baby kid goats. Christmas hamper tickets available at market $2 each. Drawn Dec 13 9am & 10am. You must be present to claim winning hamper. Trixie 552 5278 or www.taurangafarmersmarket.co.nz

Transform Life's Difficulties

An afternoon meditation course. Learn to develop methods which give us the ability to stay happy & positive, even in the most difficult circumstances. Dec 6 at Mount Senior Citz Hall, 345 Maunganui Rd 12.45-4m. Bookings es-sential. www.meditateintauranga.org or 09 846 5829

Trustpower Christmas Parade

Downtown Tauranga. Pre-entertainment starts 10am, official parade starts 11am at 2nd Ave, Devonport Rd end & finishes at bottom of Harrington St. Post entertainment on the Waterfront, The Strand to 2pm.

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

Windsurf Weekend

At Kulim Park, Kulim Ave, Otumoetai Nov 29 & 30 11am - 4pm. Come & have a go at windsurfing, suitable for 8+ years. Adult $10, child $5. Part of Sport BOP's ‘Water Month'. Jen 578 0016

Sunday 30 November

Athenree Homestead Christmas Market

And fair at 360 Athenree Rd, SH2 10am – 2pm. Over 50 stalls. Period costume photo opportunities. Homestead dressed for Christmas. $3 adult, children under 12yrs free. No Eftpos available. Colleen 07 863 5571

Bay Bible Fellowship/Lord's Day

Welcome Bay Primary School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd 10am. Hear what God has to say from His Word. Psalm 83 - “oh, that You would slay the wicked!” John Kerr. All welcome. www.bbf.net.nz

Beekeeping Hobbyists

Meet at 40 Walden Lane, Te Puna 2pm. Bring along your bee suit & plate for shared afternoon tea. Gordon 027 544 2882

Bible Seminars

Every Sunday at Greerton Senior Citizen's Hall, Maitland St, Greerton 1.45pm. Title: “Revelation 11 - The Witnesses.” Interactive, Q&A. Refreshments provided. All welcome. Vic 543 0504

BOP Community Trails

Urban Mountain Bike Rides (guided). Last Sun of month. 9am summer daylight saving. Ruahihi Canal & McLarens Falls Park. Meet at Gunga Lane, 1.4km up Ruahihi Rd 9am. 1.5 – 3 hours easy rides. Gold coin dona-tion. 027 297 1213 or BOPTrails@gmail.com or FB BOP Community Trails.

BOP Linux Users

Bimonthly hands on day. Bring your computer for help with Linux & Open Source software. Arts & Crafts Centre (back room) cnr Elizabeth St & Glasgow St 9.30am – 3pm. $2 door charge. 578 6024 www.boplug.co.nz

BOP NZ Assn of Rationalists & Humanists

Meet last Sun of month at Alzheimer's NZ House, 116 13th Ave, Tauranga 1.30-3.30pm. Judi 576 6872

Czech School for Children

With Czech/Slovak background every Sun at Arataki Community Centre 10am - 12pm except school holidays. New members welcome. www.facebook.com/csclubtauranga, email csclubtauranga@gmail.com or Jana 579 3918

Home Computer Club (Tga) Inc

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

Kirtan - Melodious Spiritual Chanting

Bring friends for uplifting, joyous Krishna kirtan, spiritual socialising & vegetarian dinner. Last Sun of month at Merivale Community Centre, cnr Fraser St/Kesteven Ave, Merivale 4-6pm. Koha. Bela/Bhadra 552 0073

Maketu Rotary Club Market

3rd & 5th Sunday at Village Green, Park Rd, Maketu. Stalls $10. Maureen 533 2340

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

Petanque

Every Sun, Tues & Thurs at Cliff Rd 12.45pm. Boules available, tuition given. 1st 3 visits free. Jo Ann 578 3606

Quakers in Tauranga

Every Sunday in hall behind Brain Watkins Historic House 10am. Mainly silent worship, hour long meeting followed by tea & talk. 544 0448

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

Meet Sun 1.30pm & Thurs 5.30pm at pond behind 24 Montego Drive, Papamoa, to sail electron & similar 3ft long yachts for fun. 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

Scholars Pro Musica

Present Advent Lessons & Carols. Christmas Carols & beautiful choral works about light, using the service from King's College, Cambridge. At St Peter's Anglican Church, Victoria Rd, Mt Maunganui 7pm. Free event.

Tauranga Night Market Bayfair

Every Sunday in the Bayfair undercover carpark 5.30-11pm. All weather, fully undercover. Fresh produce, gifts, fashionware, antiques, live music & more.

Tauranga Spiritual Society Inc

Senior Citizen's Hall, 14 Norris St. Mini expo night - readers & healers. Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm. Members $3, non $10. 022 067 0467

Tauranga Underwater Hockey Club

Baywave Aquatic Centre 12.30-1.30pm Juniors up to & including Year 10 students) 1.30-2.30pm Seniors (Year 11 - adults) meet every Sunday unless an event on at Baywave. Lance 027 287 4731 or 578 7573

Weekend Activities for the over 60's

Walks, dinners, day trips & good times. Richard 578 3894

Young Classical Musicians Soc

Notice of members meeting regarding motion of special resolution. This will be held after the final concert & awards presentation. Dec 7 at Wesley Church, 13th Ave, Tauranga 2pm. 

Monday 1 December

500 Card Games

Most nights. Free & social, some experience preferred. Chris 572 3834

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 Instructor/Cardiac Care leader.

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 6pm & 7.30pm onwards. Noel 579 5412

Citizens Advice Bureau

Free, confidential info & advice about anything call in Mon - Fri at 38 Hamilton St, Tauranga 9am - 5pm or free-phone 0800 367 222 or 578 1592. JP service every Mon 1-5pm, 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.

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

Leisure Marching

For exercise, fun & fellowship. Ladies 50+ required. No experience necessary. Coreen 570 0172

Mega Clearance Sale

Basement Boutique, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Cherrywood, first 2 weeks Dec. Most things $1. Reducing stock due to refurbishment of the opp shop.

Meditation

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

Mt Maunganui Bridge Club

Sessions Mon - Fri 1pm. Weds 7pm. Novice/Junior Mon 7pm. Thurs 11am. Golf Rd, Mount. Judy 575 9910

Omanu Bowling Club

Twilight bowls every Mon 6-8pm. Flat shoes essential.

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

Steady as You Go Falls Prevention Classes

Every Mon at Accadia Manor, 101 Edgecumbe Rd, Tauranga 1.30-2.30pm & 2.30-3.30pm. Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui 11am - 12pm. Every Tues at Acacia Park, 134 Hamurana Rd, Omokoroa 10.30-11.30am. Hodgson House, 51 Botanical Rd, Tauranga 2.30-3.30pm. $2pp per class. 578 2631

Snooker

At Mt Maunganui RSA every Mon 12.15pm & Weds 6.15pm. New members welcome. Keith 021 170 2394

Tauranga Civic Choir

Every Mon at Wesley Church, 13th Ave, Tauranga 7.30pm. New members welcome. Heather 575 9092

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 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 after-noon tea. New members welcome. 571 6663

Tauranga UFO & Paranormal Soc

Meeting in hall behind Historic House cnr Cameron Rd & Elizabeth St 7.30pm. News & discussion. Visitors welcome. Door $3 inc supper. Ian 578 5373

Twilight Bowls

Every Mon at Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mt Maunganui 5.45pm for 6pm start. Jim 572 1983. Also at Bowls Matua, 108 Levers Rd 5.30pm start. 576 9980. Bowls & tuition available for new bowlers. Flat shoes essential. $5 fee.

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

Tuesday 2 December

2014 @ The Clothesline

Quality pre-loved clothing babies - adults 50c - $2, & prayer for the sick. 36D MacDonald St, Mt Maunganui 10am - 2pm.

Alcoholics Anonymous Mt Maunganui

Open meeting every Tues at St Peter's Hall, 11 Victoria Rd 7.30pm. For more meetings & assistance 0800 229 6757

Altrusa Club of Tauranga

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

BOP Linux Users

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

Chen Wu Kuan Kung Fu

Traditional Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu developing strength, stamina & flexibility. Term 4 Tues & Thurs - Juniors 4.15-5.15pm at Martial Arts Academy, 154 First Ave West. First class free. Ray 022 0776 484 info@tmaa.co.nz

Children's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Under the Gracie anti bullying programme. Term 4 kids classes Tues/Thurs at Martial Arts Academy, 154 First Ave West 4.30-5.30pm. First class free. 027 752 5534 info@tmaa.co.nz

Home Instead Senior Care

Community music event 1st Tues of month, Greerton Hall, Cameron Rd, (opp McDonalds). This week: Christmas event. Also at Otumoetai Church of Christ Hall, Ngatai Rd (near Cherrywood roundabout) 3rd Tues of month. From 10-11.30am. $4 entry & raffle. Morning tea & music.

Hwa Rang Tae Kwon Do

Dynamic martial art suitable for the family ages 4 & up. Term 4 kids/beginner classes 7 days from 4pm/Sat 9.30am. New class for 4-6 year olds 3.45pm. Martial Arts Academy, 154 First Ave West. First class free. Christine 021 980 878 info@tmaa.co.nz

Music Morning for Seniors

Greerton Hall, 1263 Cameron Rd, Greerton 10-11.30am. Songs you will all remember, varying performers each month. $4 at door. RSVP 571 4228

Ocean Running Club

Every Tues 5k family fun run & walk. Registration at Sport Fishing Club, Pilot Bay 5.30pm, starts 6pm. $5 entry, free drink & spot prizes. Phil 021 383 354

Otumoetai Toastmasters

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

Sequence Dancing

Tauranga Social & Leisure Club. Every Tues at St John's Anglican Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd, Otumoetai 7-9.30pm. Second Tues of month 3-5.30pm. Visitors welcome. John 578 9716

Take a Break with Craft

Every 2nd Tues at Monowai St Chapel. All ladies welcome. Betty 574 3042

Tauranga Acoustic Music Club

Cherrywood Arms, 44 Cherrywood Dr 7.30pm. Friendly jam sessions. Sing, play or just listen. Paul 579 2346 or www.tamc.org.nz

Tauranga Scrabble Club

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

Tauranga Toastmasters

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

Village Walkabout

Learn about the past & present of Tauranga's Historic village 11am. Bookings essential. Free tour includes retailer discount vouchers. Ph Jen for time and dates 021 672 281 or email: jen@nzhealthnow.com

Wednesday 3 December

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

Bowls Indoor:

Every Weds & Fri at Mt Maunganui Senior Citizens, 345 Maunganui Rd 12.45pm. 575 4560

Fernlands Spa Water Exercise Classes

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

Kiwi Toasters

Learn to speak with confidence & grow leadership skills. Meet 2nd & 4th Weds at Te Puke Hotel 5.30-7pm. Guests welcome. Chrissy 543 9493 or c.meyer@xtra.co.nz

Mount Healing & Spiritual Centre

Fellowship & celebration at Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mount. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm. Guest speaker: Sue Buckland, medium. All welcome. Door charge $3. Janet 027 264 0226

NPGHS Old Girls

Christmas cocktails at Lyceum Club 5-7pm. 543 5168

Scottish Country Dancing

Weds at Senior Citizens Hall, Maunganui Rd Beginners class 6pm, regular class 7.30pm. 573 5055

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group

Upland Rd to Aongatete Lodge plus loops, or Sheryl's special 9 hr option. (Ph 027 325 0281 for details.) Grade moderate, approx 5.5hrs. Optional swim. Pat 544 0670

Toastmasters - City Early Start

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

Wednesday Trivia

Every Wednesday night at Welcome Bay Sports Bar 6pm. $5 per player/team, max 2 people. Win spot prizes. 544 3097

Thursday 4 December

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

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

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, Tauranga 9.30-10.30am. Organised by Turning Point Trust 578 6934

Dine Down at the Village

Historic Village, 17th Ave open on Thursday nights 5-7pm. Dine, shop, relax.

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. Last classes for the year – recommencing early February. Pam 549 4799 or 021 117 170

French Connection

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

Happiness & Our Mind

Drop-in meditation classes. Beginners welcome. Classes are self-contained, so you can start any date. Cost: $14 per class. Otumoetai Plunket, 59 Otumoetai Rd. Monthly classes, next class Dec 4 7-8.30pm. www.meditateintauranga.org

Mount Underwater Club

Club night at Ocean Sports Clubrooms (cnr The Mall & Salisbury Ave, Mt Maunganui) 7.30pm. Christmas BBQ. New members welcome. Gail 570 1935 or 021 471 768

Relationolic's Anonymous for Women

Are you forever ending up in unhealthy relationships? Do you keep wishing & hoping he will change? Join this group for self development & support. Every Thurs at Hanmer Clinic, 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton 10-11.30am. Ph/txt Liz 0274 362 800

Sidewalk Empire with Vinyl Biscuit

At Mauao Performing Arts Centre, 11 Totara St, Mt Maunganui Dec 4 at 8pm. Tickets $10 from Creative Tauranga, 112 Willow St or email: sidewalkempire@gmail.com

Simplee Cre8ive

Every Thurs at Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui 9am - 2.30pm. Ladies craft day, bring the craft that you do. $5. Jenny 572 5396

Smiths Sports Shoes Everyone's Run & Walk

Until Dec 18. Walkers start 5.45pm & runners 6pm with registration from 5.15pm. 3km & 5km options starting Maxwells Rd Reserve. $5 adults, $3 students. $100 Smiths Sport Shoes voucher each week.

Tauranga Model Railway Club

Meet every Thurs & Tues evening 7.30pm. Ed 543 1108 www.taurangamodelrailwayclub.co.nz

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 5 December

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Alf Rendell Exhibition

Historic Tauranga from above. Alf has flown in aeroplanes to get panoramic views & recorded buildings & businesses that have long since disappeared. Dec 5 - Jan 5 at Creative Tauranga, 112 Willow St, Tauranga. 928 5270

Bowls

Friday twilight games until Dec 19 at Gate Pa Bowling Club 5.30-6.30pm. Open to anyone to have a go. Flat shoes. Sausage sizzle. Tim 027 577 3560

Chess Tauranga

Every Fri at Tauranga RSA, Greerton 6pm & 7pm onwards for the whole family. Werner 548 1111 http://www.westernbopchess.weebly.com/

Free Immigration Assessment

By Licenced Immigration Adviser. Tauranga Multicultural Ethnic Council, Historic Village, 17th Ave. For appointment ph Iryna Stewart 543 9125 or 021 0226 2619

Free Immigration Clinic

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

Gay/Bi Men Support Group

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

ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Support BOP EasiYoga upstairs 14b Hocking St, Mt Maunganui 11am - 12pm. Gentle exercises, bring your own mat. All welcome. Tina 281 1480 or email: tina@mebop.org.nz

Nak Rop Muay Thai Kickboxing

A unique & challenging form of self discipline & fitness. Term 4 kids classes every Fri at Martial Arts Academy, 154 First Ave West 4.30-5.30pm. First class free. Alexis 578 5344 info@tmaa.co.nz

Village Walkabout

Learn about the past & present of Tauranga's Historic village 10am. Bookings essential. Free tour includes retailer discount vouchers. Ph Jen for time and dates 021 672 281 or email: jen@nzhealthnow.com

 

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