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Saturday 20 December

A Night Before Christmas

The iconic Bethlehem free festive event at Mills Reef Winery. The main event is 7.30-9.40pm with a spectacular fireworks finale. Entertainment, food & beverage vendors open from 5.30pm.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Art in the Park

Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui 8.30am - 5pm, weather permitting. Tauranga Society of Artists offer for sale a variety of art to suit all tastes.

Baypark Family Speedway

Christmas Meeting/Sprint Car Bay Champs. www.bayparkspeedway.co.nz

Car Boot Sale

Greerton School 7am start. Cost $5 per single site or $10 for double site. Weather permitting. Something for every-one. Shirley 577 1116 or 0274 146 040

Christmas in the Park

From 2pm to 9.30pm. Enjoy a festive line up at Blake Park. This event is about giving back to our community, so please remember to come and bring a non-perishable food item or a Christmas present...

These will be given to those less fortunate within our community around a time where they really need it!

Katikati Mural Tours

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

Messianic Weekly Meetings

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

Steve's Vision Photography - Pop Up Gallery

Open 12-6pm every day until Dec 21 at Bethlehem Shopping Centre opp Columbus Coffee. Up to 50% off all existing stock - come & grab a bargain! Steve Bolt 021 128 6781 or www.stevebolt.co.nz

Tai Chi Qingong

Every Sat in Memorial Park between mini golf & playground 10am. Free. All welcome.

Te Puke Scottish Soc

Christmas dance with extra special Christmas items at Te Puke Memorial Hall, Jellicoe St. Entry from 7pm. Good company, live band, quality supper. Entrance $7. Organised by Te Puke Scottish Soc. Valerie 573 7093

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 21 December

Bethlehem Lions Market

1st & 3rd Sun of month at Bethlehem Town Centre 8am - 12pm.

Bethlehem Paper Plus Santa's Day

Free Christmas cake, sweets, in-store specials, face painting & more. Plus special guests, local chef Peter Blakeway, Capt Claw & Queen Elsa from 10am.

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

Papamoa Lions Market

At Simpson Reserve 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

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

Tauranga Friendship & Social Club

Weekend activities for over 60's. Walks, dinners, day trips & good times. Richard 578 3894

Tauranga Night Market Bayfair

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

Te Puke Country Music Club

Club day at St Pats Hall 1pm. All welcome.

Monday 22 December

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. Christmas hours: Christmas Eve 9am – 12pm. Stat days closed. Dec 29-31 9am – 4pm. No appointment necessary.

Omanu Bowling Club

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

Tauranga Civic Choir

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

Water for the Soul

Do you feel spiritually isolated & seek relationship with like-minded people? Join us for biblical study, shared meals, relationship, celebration & social times. All things working together for good. 571 5188

Tuesday 23 December

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

Kids Christmas Fun

Anglican Hall 10am - 3pm. Lots of Christmas crafts & baking. Mini concert presented at end of day. Gaye 577 1753 or 027 274 8753. A Christina Productions Event.

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

Pre Christmas Twilight Market

Tauranga Farmers Market cnr Arundel St & 5th Ave, Tauranga 5-7pm. A chance for you to stock up on fresh fruits, veges, artisan food & flowers direct from the producers. All markets after this as normal on Sat 7.45am – 12pm.

Welcome Bay Lions

Support your local community along with lots of fun. Meet 2nd Tues at Greenwood Park Village 6.30pm. Jim 544 1248

Wednesday 24 December

Carols by Candlelight

At Salvation Army cnr Cameron Rd & 5th Ave 9pm. Come & worship as a family & experience the true meaning of Christmas.

Carols on the Lawn

At Wesley Methodist Church, 100 13th Ave 8.15pm, candles provided. Inside if wet. Bring a blanket or something low to sit on.

Christmas Eve Children's Service

St George's Anglican Church, 1 Church St, Gate Pa 7-7.30pm. A short service aimed at children to help them learn what Christmas is really about. The service will include carols & activities to involve everyone who comes. A great way to start your Christmas. Admission: Free.

Healing Rooms

At Bethlehem Town Centre, cnr shop behind PO/Bookstore, Christian prayer for healing. Weds 1-3pm. 021 110 0878 www.healingrooms.co.nz

Midnight Christmas Service

St Peters, Victoria Rd, Mt Maunganui 11.30pm. 575 9945

Midnight Mass & Carols

St George's Anglican Church, 1 Church St, Gate Pa 11pm – 1am. Carols at 11pm & then a celebration of Christmas with the ‘Midnight Communion Service” at 11.30pm. Admission: Free.

New Year's Sequence Dancing

Dec 31 at Greerton Hall 8pm - midnight. Live music. Men $7, ladies a plate please.

Tauranga Embroider's Guild

Every Weds at Tauranga Rowing Club rooms, Memorial Park 10am - 2.30pm & 7-9pm. Juniors 4-5.30pm. Beginners & experienced stitches welcome. Nancy 544 4778

Thursday 25 December

Christmas Day Family Eucharist

St George's Anglican Church, 1 Church St, Gate pa 9-10am. Christmas Day family6 service including readings about the Christmas story, carols & activities for the children. Free admission.

Christmas Day Service

St Peter's Victoria Rd, Mt Maunganui 8am. 575 9945

Christmas Day Service

St Mary's, Bayfair 10am. 575 9945

Christmas Day Service

At Salvation Army cnr Cameron Rd & 5th Ave 9.30am. 578 4264

Happiness & Our Mind

Drop-in meditation classes, beginners welcome. Classes are self-contained so start any date. Cost $14 per class. At Tauranga Plunket, 471 Devonport Rd. Monthly classes, next class Jan 15 7-8.30pm. www.meditateintauranga.org

Merry Christmas

From the team at Sun Media.

Friday 26 December

Chess Tauranga

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

Mt Summer Carnival

Enjoy the fun of the fair with great favourites like the Dodgem Cars, Hurricane, hotdogs, candyfloss, carnival games & more. Held Dec 26 - Jan 4 daily 1pm & 7.30pm (weather dependent).

Saturday 27 December

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Gypsy Fair Original

At Bowentown Domain, Waihi Beach Dec 27 - 30 9am - 5pm. Wooden crafts, tarot reading, face painting, food & more.

Katikati Mural Tours

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

Messianic Weekly Meetings

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

Tai Chi Qingong

Every Sat in Memorial Park between mini golf & playground 10am. Free. All welcome.

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

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 28 December

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

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

Tauranga Friendship & Social Club

Weekend activities for over 60's. Walks, dinners, day trips & good times. Richard 578 3894

Tauranga Night Market Bayfair

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

 

 

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