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Wednesday 6 May

Age Concern Walking Group

Meet at end of Takitimu Drive, Waikareao Estuary 10am. All welcome. 578 2631

Badminton @ Mount Indoor Sports Centre

Give badminton a go. Trial it for free & if you like to come every Weds 7-9pm. $8pp. Racquets available. Eve 021 906 481

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 2nd Thurs morning at Katikati Clinic. For appointment 549 0399

Belly Dance with “Arabian Spice”

First class free, all welcome. No experience required. Weds 6.30-8.30pm. Raffa 021 124 5982 arabianspicebd@gmail.com Saturday's 9.30-10.30am. Elena 022 019 3344 spektor.helen@gmail.com

Cards

Do you play cribbage or would like to learn the game? Every Weds at Tauranga RSA 1pm. New members welcome. Rona 578 7939

Club Mt Maunganui

Every Weds Indoor Bowls 6.45pm for 7pm start. Jim 572 1983

Coffin Club

Workshops to personalise a coffin. 558 Omanawa Rd 9am - 12.30pm. David/Catherine 544 3290 or 021 184 4086 www.dzmdesign.co.nz

Devoy Squash & Fitness

Club night Weds 7-9pm. Non-members welcome. Only $5. Cnr Devonport Rd & 13th Ave. 578 3686 after 11am.

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.

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Club night, Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Champion Finals 7pm. Kevin 543 4044

Gate Pa Tennis Club

Social tennis for all levels. Make new friends while getting some exercise. No commitment or fee for first 3 attendances. Every Weds 9am - 12pm. Geoff 570 1168 or 021 474 807

Greerton Gold Leisure Marching Team

Seeking ladies of all ages. Every Weds meet at Moreland Fox Park 8-9.30am. No experience required. Marion 578 1108

Healing Rooms

Experience God's healing touch at Bethlehem Town Centre cnr shop behind PO/Bookstore every Weds 1-3pm. 021 110 0878 or at Papamoa Fashion Island, 42 Gravatt Rd, next to Esquires ever Weds 3-4pm. 022 120 5406. No appointment necessary, no charge. All ages welcome. www.healingrooms.co.nz

Indoor Bowls at Ohauiti

Every Weds at Ohauiti Settlers Hall 7.15-9.30pm. No experience necessary. All ages welcome. Glennis 544 4022

Kiwi Toasters

Meet at the Jellicoe Room, Te Puke Hotel May 6 & 20 5.30pm. Topic for this month: “Speaking off the cuff.” Chrissy 543 9493 or 027 296 7939

Mount Healing & Spiritual Centre

Fellowship & celebration at Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mount. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm. Tonight share in a 3D experience. Door charge $3. All welcome. Janet 027 264 0226

Ninja Knits

Knitters, crocheters, felters etc. Yarnbomb, swap patterns & teach each other new skills. All ages & beginners wel-come. Every 2nd & 4th Weds at The Incubator, Historic Village 7pm. On Facebook.

Papamoa Palms Probus Club

Meet first Weds of month at Papamoa Sports & Recreation Centre 11.15am. All welcome. Sue 574 3280

Remembering ANZAC in Stitch 1915-2015

The ANZEG Waikato/BOP Exhibition, hosted by Tauranga Embroiderer's Guild, commemorating ANZAC 100th Anniversary at Baycourt May 13-17 9.30am - 4pm.

Scottish Country Dancing

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

Single Coffee Club 60+

Mixed company of singles 60+ that meet up once a week of coffee, enjoy socialising & meeting new friends. Email: mixandmingle@xtra.co.nz or 027 439 3267

Table Tennis Tauranga

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

Tauranga Embroider's Guild

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

Tauranga RSA Texas Hold-em Poker Club

New members welcome, will teach you how to play. Buy in $10. Every Weds 7.30pm. PJ 543 2279

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 City Early Start

The 6 F's Club - Fast, focused, flexible, feedback, friendly & fun. Confidence & leadership building. Every Weds at Avgas Cafe, Classic Flyers 6.50-8.15am. 021 044 5654 LaniDTM@gmail.com or http://cityearlystart.toastmastersclubs.org

Thursday 7 May

6-Week Social Beginner Dance Class

Starts May 7 at Greerton Hall, 1247 Cameron Rd (opp Caltex) 7.30pm or May 8 at Tauranga Primary School Hall, 5th Ave 7pm. Learn Rock & Roll, Cha Cha, Waltz & more. Sonia, Supreme Dance Centre 544 2337 or 027 322 1786

Community Bible Study International

At 14th Ave Gospel Centre 10am - 12pm for a non denominational Bible Study on the Book of Mark. Jack/Betty 544 3809

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

Forest & Bird

Member & public meeting at St Johns Community Centre, 79 Bureta Rd, Tauranga 7pm. Guest speaker: Al Fleming, F&B Central & North Island Field Officer - “Conservation in our area.” Followed by AGM.

French Connection

For lovers or all things French. Come & meet like-minded people over a relaxed drink. Meet every second Thurs at Comida on the Strand between 4.30-6.30pm. Email Andrea at 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. At Tauranga Plunket, 471 Devonport Rd. Monthly classes, next class May 7 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

More Than Craft

Every Thurs at Greerton Bible Church Hall cnr Oropi/Chadwick Rds 9.30-11.30am. 10 crafts with talented tutors. Welcome to view. June 544 0823

Mosaic Alpha

An opportunity to explore life & the Christian faith in a friendly, open & informal environment. Starts May 7 at 37 Newton St 7.15pm. Email: alpha@mtmosaic.org.nz

Mount Art Group

Meet every Thurs at St Peter's Church Hall, Victoria Rd, Mount 9am - 1pm, new members welcome. Beginners course starts May 14 every Thurs for 6 weeks. Bronwyn 542 1758

Mount Underwater Club

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

Oliver

The well-known story of Oliver Twist presented by Aquinas College at Baycourt May 7-9. 577 7189

Orange City Square & Round Dance Club

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

Otumoetai 9 Hole Golf

Separate competition for men & women every Thurs. Report before 8.30am for a fun morning of golf. New players welcome. 576 9739 or just turn up.

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

Senior Tennis

At Tauranga Lawn Tennis Club, Wharepai Domain, for ages 35+ from 9-11.30am. $3 ball fee. New members welcome.

Simplee Cre8tive

Ladies craft group every Thurs at Arataki Community Centre, Bayfair 9am - 2.30pm. Bring your favourite craft or do a new one. Jenny 572 5396

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 Settlers Hall 11am. Class takes approx 1hr. $1pp. Eric 577 1988

Taoist Tai Chi Practice Group

Meet every Thurs at Methodist Church Hall, 13th Ave 9.30am. Lee 578 2342

Tauranga Heart Support Group

Low impact group exercise for those with or at risk of heart disease. Every Thurs at City Church, Otumoetai, & every Monday at St Enoch's Church Hall, 16th Ave, both 9.30-10.30am. $4pp includes light refreshment. Hannah (Clinical Exercise Physiologist) 0508 227 342

Tauranga Herb Society

AGM after guest speaker: Cecilia Strachan, nutritionist/herbalist - presenting curry from scratch. St Enoch's Church Hall, 17th Ave 7pm. $3 door charge, visitors welcome. Robin 544 5007

Tauranga Rock n Roll Social Dancers

Have fun dancing to authentic rock & roll music every Thurs at Senior Citizens Hall, 14 Norris St (behind Pak n Save) 7.30-9.30pm. $3pp. Check out FB. Maria 576 7326

Toastmasters - Kickstart Breakfast Club

Speak confidently in a fun environment. Alimento Cafe 7am, guests welcome. Helen 571 6181

Young Parents Group

(For ages 20 & under) every Thurs at Plunket, 471 Devonport Rd, Tauranga 12pm. Lunch provided. Text Rozi 027 924 6526

Friday 8 May

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 Clinic

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

Katikati Folk Club

Celebrating NZ music month with Wakakura at Katikati Bowling Club, Park Rd. Doors open 7pm, concert starts 7.30pm. Adults $20, members $15, school age free. www.katikatifolkclub.co.nz

Mobile Phone Workshop

Not sure how to use your mobile phone? Book now for your lessons & learn the basics. Gayle 578 1878

Tauranga Home Show

May 8, 9 & 10 at ASB Arena, Baypark 10am – 5pm daily. The BOP's premiere home & lifestyle event with over $35,000 of show prizes. Featuring over 200 exhibits & displays. Adult $10, children 13 & under free.

The Sociables

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 & event. Email sociable@outlook.co.nz

The Healing Well of the Father's Love Workshop

A 4 week school of the Heart. See us on facebook for details. The Father's House Aotearoa NZ

Saturday 9 May

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Bayfair Night Market

Arts, crafts, jewellery, fresh produce, food stalls & more. Bayfair Shopping Centre, cnr Maunganui Rd & Girven Rd, Mt Maunganui 6-11pm. Free entry. 022 588 2282 or email: tauranganightmarket@hotmail.com

Ha Derech/The Way Messianic Kehilat

Now at Hillier Centre, Bayfair Shabbat/Saturday 10am. A one new man community & welcome all seekers of the truth. 544 7424 or 021 0226 3515

Genealogy Informal Group

Friendly discussion about family research. 9 Easton Cres, Matua 1.30pm. Visitors welcome. Marie 576 0367

Intuitive Healing with Jenny Kennedy

May 23 at 227b Valley Rd, Mt Maunganui 1.30-3pm. Limited to 10 people. Bookings essential. 021 179 9441 or 574 4512 www.healingjourney.co.nz

Let's Dance Ballroom & Latin Dance Club

Live dance tempo music. Second Sat of month at Bethlehem Hall 7-10.30pm. Bruce 576 5598

Mount Sequence Dance

Pink Theme for Mother's Day at Mt Maunganui Sports Centre cnr Hull & Maunganui Rds, Mt Maunganui 7.30pm. Live band, quality supper. Entrance $7, organised by Mount Scottish Soc. Elizabeth 544 5633

Mozart/Lauridsen Concert

Mozart Requiem & Lauridsen Lux Aeterna with musical director Chalium Poppy. The Scholars Pro Musica & Opus Orchestra & soloists Jayne Tankersley, Kate Spence, Cameron Barclay & Jonathan Eyers May 23 at St Mary's Catholic Church, Cameron Rd/Elizabeth St, Tauranga 7.30pm. Tickets: Adults $35, school students $25.

Strength & Patience

Afternoon meditation course May 9 at Tauranga City Plunket Rooms, 471 Devonport Rd 12.45-4pm. The practice of patience is of supreme importance. Cost $36 (includes afternoon tea). Bookings essential. www.meditateintauranga.org or 09 846 5829

Super Scrapbook Day

May 16 9.30am - 5pm. Pre-designed layouts. Suitable for beginners & more experienced scrapbookers. Patricia 544 8135 email: trish-steer@hotmail.co.nz

Tauranga Farmers Market

Fresh & artisian produced food. Tauranga Primary School cnr 5th Ave & Cameron Rd every Sat 7.45am - 12pm. Birthday hamper tickets available now. Main birthday market May 30. Supporting Te Puna Quarry Park. Trixie 552 5278 or www.taurangafarmersmarket.co.nz

Tauranga Home Show

May 9 & 10 at ASB Arena, Baypark 10am – 5pm daily. The BOP's premiere home & lifestyle event with over $35,000 of show prizes. Featuring over 200 exhibits & displays. Adult $10, children 13 & under free.

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

Weekend Activities for the Over 60's

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

Sunday 10 May

Bay Bible Fellowship/Lord's Day

Welcome Bay Primary School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd 10am. Colossians 3:18 - 4:1 “Relationships for the Lord Jesus Christ.” Tom Griffiths. All welcome. www.bbf.net.nz

ta Greerton Senior Citizen's Hall, Maitland St, Greerton 1.45pm. Title: “Getting to know your Bible - Armageddon explained.” Interactive, Q&A. Refreshments provided. Vic 543 0504

Mothers Day

Celebrate Mother's Day with high tea at Athenree Historic Homestead, 360 Athenree Rd. Morning tea 10.30am – 12.30pm. Mary 07 863 4773. Afternoon tea 1.30-3.30pm. Barbara 07 863 4421. Numbers limited so book now.

Musical Concert

Held by Tauranga Bible Society May 17 at Central Baptist Church cnr 13th Ave & Cameron Rd 2-3.30pm. Offering will be taken up during the concert. All welcome. Harry 579 3987 a/hs or 0274 384 610

Papamoa Lions Club Market

Held second & fourth Sunday of month at Simpson Reserve, cnr Dickson & Parton Rd 7.30-12.30pm.

Petanque Tga/BOP Club

Every Sun & Thurs at Cliff Rd 12.45pm. Boules available, tuition given. 578 3606

Quakers in Tauranga

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

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

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

Spiritual Club, The Psychic Cafe

A group of 8 or more spiritual, psychic & healing practitioners to meet, greet, share & enjoy, learn & discuss at Greerton Community Hall 7pm. Door charge $10, everything else free. 578 7205

Tauranga Home Show

May 10 at ASB Arena, Baypark 10am – 5pm. The BOP's premiere home & lifestyle event with over $35,000 of show prizes. Featuring over 200 exhibits & displays. Adult $10, children 13 & under free.

Underwater Hockey

Every Sunday at Baywave. Gear & coaching available for beginners. New members welcome. Juniors (under 15) 5-6.15pm. Seniors (over 15) 6-7.40pm. Lance 027 287 4731 or lancepotaka@orcon.net.nz

Unity of Tauranga

Metaphysical study & meditation group meet 2nd Sunday monthly at Matua Community Hall, Levers Rd 3pm. 576 0165

Western Bay Harness Club AGM

May 24 10.30am. For venue details 543 2152

Monday 11 May

Achieve Toastmasters

Making it on Mondays. 1st, 3rd & 5th Mon at St Stephen's Church Hall, Brookfield, Tga 7.30pm. Chrissy 543 9493

Alteration Vision Probus Club

Meet fourth Mon at Tauranga Citz 10am. 576 0040

Badminton

Tauranga Badminton Club every Mon & Weds at Bethlehem College Events Centre 7.30-9.30pm. All players welcome. Sue 021 194 4335

Badminton Junior Club

Bethlehem College Events Centre every Mon 6-7.30pm. Racquets available. Sue 021 194 435 www.taurangabadmintonclub.co.nz

Bay of Plenty Pipes & Drums

Army Hall, cnr 11th Ave & Devonport Rd 6.45pm. Annette 577 9272

Bay of Plenty Pipes & Drums AGM

Hauraki Army Hall, 50 11th Ave, Tauranga cnr Devonport Rd & 11th Ave 7pm. Everyone welcome.

Bay Salsa

Beginner salsa lessons at 6.45pm. New intake every 4 weeks. $15 per class at Otumoetai Action Centre. www.baysalsa.co.nz

Bay of Plenty Vintage Car Club

Meet every 2nd Mon of month at clubrooms in Cliff Rd. New members welcome. www.bayofplentyvintagecarclub.com

Bethlehem Bowls

Every Mon at Bethlehem Hall, Main highway 7.15pm. First 3 nights free. Young or old welcome. 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 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. Justice of Peace service every Mon 1-4pm, Weds & Thurs 9-11.30am & Weds CAB Service at Welcome Bay Community Centre 9.30am - 12.30pm. Migrant clinics Tues - Fri 1-4pm. No appointment necessary.

Civic Choir Tauranga

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

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

Harmony a Plenty Barbershop Chorus

Every Mon at Bethlehem Community Church, 183 Moffat Rd 7pm. New members welcome. 572 3345 or www.harmonyaplenty.co.nz

Junction Mental Health Peer Support

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

Learn to Dance

With the Monday Night Dancers at St Pats Hall, Beatty Ave, Te Puke. Sequence dancing for beginners & improvers. Dance tuition from 6.30pm then sequence dancing from 8.30pm approx. $3pp. Gordon 572 0060

Meditation Group

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

Mount Maunganui RSA Bowls

Every Mon & Thurs, names in by 6.30pm, play commences 7pm. All welcome to have a try. Diane 575 3480

Nam Wah Pai Kung Fu

Papamoa training at Tahatai Coast School every Mon & Thurs 6.15-7.40pm. Brian 021 241 7059

Otumoetai Indoor Bowls

Box Drawn Pairs (Wylie Cup), Matua Primary School Hall, Clivedene St, 7.15pm. New members welcome. Karen 576 0443

Papamoa Genealogy Branch

NZSG meet in the Tohora Room, Papamoa Community Centre 9.30am - 2.30pm. Small door charge. Coffee/tea provided. Bring own lunch. Daphne 575 4674

Papamoa Progressive Assn

2nd Mon of month at Dune Room, Parton Rd, Gordon Spratt Reserve. Ken 574 2332

Recycled Teenagers

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

Tai Chi & Qigong

Stay on top of your health, take control of stress. Papamoa Sports & Recreation Centre every Mon & Thurs 2-3pm. Trevor 576 7731

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 Sequence Dance Club

Norris St, behind Pak n Save Tauranga every Mon & Weds 7-10pm & Fri 7-9pm. Owen or Elaine 574 2714

Tauranga Theatre Organ Society

Meet at Baycourt 1.30pm. Hear & play the mighty wurlitzer. All welcome. 552 0243

YMCA - ALFS

Active Lifestyles For Seniors. First class free. Open to both men & women. Mon: Matua Community Hall, Levers Rd 9am & 10.15am. Arataki Hall, Zambuk Way (off Grenada St) 9am. Tues: Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Rd 9am & 10.30am. Sit & Be Fit at Papamoa Community Centre 11.30am. Smooth Movers Weds Welcome Bay Hall, Welcome Bay Rd 9.15am. Sit & Be Fit Greenwood Park Village, Welcome Bay 11am. Thurs: Otumoetai Action Centre, Windsor Rd 9am. Bethlehem Hall, Bethlehem Rd 10.30am. Fri: Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Rd 9am & 10.15am. 578 9272 www.ymcatauranga.org.nz

Zonta International Tauranga

Meet 2nd Mon of month at Tauranga Club, Devonport Rd 5.30pm. Visitors & new members welcome. Gail 021 038 5105

Tuesday 12 May

@ The Clothesline

Pre-loved quality clothing every Tues & Fri 10am - 2pm. Children's $1, adults $2. Also prayer for healing on re-quest. Face2Face Church, 36d MacDonald St, Mt Maunganui.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous Mt Maunganui.

Open meeting every Tues 11 Victoria Road St Peters Hall 7.30pm. 0800 229 6757 for more meetings or assistance.

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. All welcome. Lorraine 579 3229

Balmoral Kilties

Ex-marchers aged 30-60 welcome to join for fun, friendship, travel etc. Anita 571 4096 or 021 0257 6094

Bayfair Petanque Club

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

Bethlehem Pottery Club

Open Tues, Weds, Thurs at 13 Bethlehem Rd 10am - 3pm or when the flag is flying. Call in to meet the members & find out how to join or email: bethlehempottery@gmail.com

Cards 500

Every Tues & Thurs at Mt Maunganui Senior Citizens, 345 Maunganui Rd 1pm. 575 4650

Drawing/Painting

Varied art programmes every Tues at 171a Elizabeth St West 7-9pm. Interested? 576 9592

Excel Toastmasters

Meet every 2nd, 4th & 5th Tues of the month at Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Bayfair 6.15-8.30pm. Learn leadership & public speaking skills. Kaaren 572 5988

Fitness League

Ladies 50 plus 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

Free Community Seminar

“Epilepsy” at Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui 10am - 12pm. 928 6320 info@switchedon.org.nz www.switchedon.org.nz

Inachord Chorus Womens 4 Part Harmony

Enjoy the challenge of singing & performing varied repertoire. Every Tues at Bethlehem Community Church, 183 Moffat Rd 6.55pm. Cathy 579 2040 email: inachordchorus@gmail.com

Israeli Dancing

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

Merge Social Connections

New residents recently moved to Tauranga welcome. 1st & 3rd Tues of month at Comida Tapas Bar, 59 The Strand, Tauranga 5-7pm for social get together & meet new friends. Email merge.tauranga@gmail.com

Meridian Daylight Masonic Lodge

Meet at Masonic Centre, 33 Hairini St, Tauranga. Visiting members welcome from 11am. Keith 544 4109

Mount Morning Badminton

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

Nam Wah Pai Kung Fu

Training at Tauranga Boys College every Tues & Thurs 6-7.30pm. New members welcome. Brian 021 241 7059

Neighbourhood Run

Running all year round. Cheyne Rd 6am start. Free. Every Tues/Thurs/Fri. Svetlana 027 616 2124

Otumoetai Toastmasters

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

Petanque - Tga/BOP Club

All welcome to try a new sport. Equip available, all coaching given. Club Mt Maunganui 12.45pm start. Neita 572 3768

Raising Resilient Children in a Technological World

With John Cowan, May 26 at Otumoetai Primary School Hall, 236 Otumoetai Rd 7-8.30pm (doors open 6.30pm). $5 per ticket, sold at school hall Mon & Fri 8.45-9.15am. Julia 021 256 7538

Sequence Dancing

Tauranga Social & Leisure Club. St John's Anglican Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd, Otumoetai. Every Tues 7-9.30pm, second Tues of month 3.30-6pm. Visitors welcome. John 578 9716

Spiritual Guidance & Bowen Therapy

Room 2 behind Wild Herbs Natural Health, 775 Cameron Rd, Tauranga. For appointment, Kerry 552 6768 or 021 607 797

South City Bowling Club

Club night at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. New members welcome. Mary 541 0687

Tauranga Acoustic Music Club

Jam sessions. Sing, play or just listen & enjoy. Greerton RSA 7.30-10pm. Sheryl 552 5906

Tauranga Astronomical Society

Are we along in the Universe? A video documentary that shows conditions for life may be more prevalent than we imagined. Telescope viewing. Fergusson Park observatory 7.30pm.

Tauranga Machine Embroidery Club

Meet 1st Tues of month at Methodist Church, 13th Ave 9am - 3.30pm. New members welcome. 543 5168

Tauranga Morning Badminton Club

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

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

Wednesday 13 May

Age Concern Walking Group

Bus trip to Whakatane. Meet Bethlehem Rd 8am start. All welcome. 578 2631

Badminton @ Mount Indoor Sports Centre

Give badminton a go. Trial it for free & if you like to come every Weds 7-9pm. $8pp. Racquets available. Eve 021 906 481

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 2nd Thurs morning at Katikati Clinic. For appointment 549 0399

Belly Dance with “Arabian Spice”

First class free, all welcome. No experience required. Weds 6.30-8.30pm. Raffa 021 124 5982 arabi-anspicebd@gmail.com Saturday's 9.30-10.30am. Elena 022 019 3344 spektor.helen@gmail.com

Bethlehem Lions Market

1st & 3rd Sun of month at Historic Village on 17th Ave 8am - 12pm.

Bromeliad Club Meeting

At Yacht Club, Sulphur Pt 12.30-2.30pm. Guest speaker: Sandra Simpson - plant photography. Plant of the month: Aechmeas. Lynley 576 7711

Cards

Do you play cribbage or would like to learn the game? Every Weds at Tauranga RSA 1pm. New members welcome. Rona 578 7939

Careers@Coffee

Returning to work or considering your next career step? Free networking group for women. Grab a coffee, meet others & join the discussion. Upstairs at Grindz Cafe, 50 First Ave 9.30-10.30am. Millie: info@careerrestyle.co.nz or 021 210 1331 www.careerrestyle.co.nz

Club Mt Maunganui

Every Weds Indoor Bowls 6.45pm for 7pm start. Jim 572 1983

Coffin Club

Workshops to personalise a coffin. 558 Omanawa Rd 9am - 12.30pm. David/Catherine 544 3290 or 021 184 4086 www.dzmdesign.co.nz

Devoy Squash & Fitness

Club night Weds 7-9pm. Non-members welcome. Only $5. Cnr Devonport Rd & 13th Ave. 578 3686 after 11am.

Diabetes Help Tauranga Network

Support meetings May 13 at Beach Rd Resource Centre Katikati 2pm. May 14 Type One Get Together, Greers Gastrobar, Greerton 7pm. 571 3422 for details.

Embroiderers Guild

“Remembering ANZAC in Stitch 1915-2015” exhibition May 13-17 at Baycourt Exhibition Space. Gold coin entry. 577 7189

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.

Free Legal Education Seminar

‘Law for Lunch' held first & third Weds of month at Baywide Community Law, 63 Willow St, Tauranga 12.15-1pm. Today: Residential Care Subsidies (HOBEC solicitors) 571 6812

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Club night, Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Kevin 543 4044

Gate Pa Tennis Club

Social tennis for all levels. Make new friends while getting some exercise. No commitment or fee for first 3 attendances. Every Weds 9am - 12pm. Geoff 570 1168 or 021 474 807

Greerton Gold Leisure Marching Team

Seeking ladies of all ages. Every Weds meet at Moreland Fox Park 8-9.30am. No experience required. Marion 578 1108

Healing Rooms

Experience God's healing touch at Bethlehem Town Centre cnr shop behind PO/Bookstore every Weds 1-3pm. 021 110 0878 or at Papamoa Fashion Island, 42 Gravatt Rd, next to Esquires ever Weds 3-4pm. 022 120 5406. No appointment necessary, no charge. All ages welcome. www.healingrooms.co.nz

Indoor Bowls at Ohauiti

Every Weds at Ohauiti Settlers Hall 7.15-9.30pm. No experience necessary. All ages welcome. Glennis 544 4022

Kiwi Toasters

Meet at the Jellicoe Room, Te Puke Hotel May 20 5.30pm. Topic for this month: “Speaking off the cuff.” Chrissy 543 9493 or 027 296 7939

La Leche League Tauranga

Supporting your breastfeeding goals – mothers & babies meet second Weds of month at Wesley Community Centre 10am – 12pm. Topics will revolve around Preparing to Breastfeed, First 6 weeks, Overcoming difficulties & Introducing solids. Joanna 577 6892

ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support

BOP meeting upstairs 14b Hocking St, Mt Maunganui 10.30am. Tina will lead discussion on Building Your Support Team. Tina 281 1480 or email: tina@mebop.org.nz

Ninja Knits

Knitters, crocheters, felters etc. Yarnbomb, swap patterns & teach each other new skills. All ages & beginners wel-come. Every 2nd & 4th Weds at The Incubator, Historic Village 7pm. On Facebook.

Papamoa Palms Probus Club

Meet first Weds of month at Papamoa Sports & Recreation Centre 11.15am. All welcome. Sue 574 3280

Remembering ANZAC in Stitch 1915-2015

The ANZEG Waikato/BOP Exhibition, hosted by Tauranga Embroiderer's Guild, commemorating ANZAC 100th Anniversary at Baycourt May 13-17 9.30am - 4pm.

Scottish Country Dancing

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

Single Coffee Club 60+

Mixed company of singles 60+ that meet up once a week of coffee, enjoy socialising & meeting new friends. Email: mixandmingle@xtra.co.nz or 027 439 3267

Table Tennis Tauranga

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

Tauranga Embroider's Guild

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

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group

Mangarewa Gorge track, in & out. Grade moderate, approx 5hrs. Margaret 576 4326

Tauranga RSA Texas Hold-em Poker Club

New members welcome, will teach you how to play. Buy in $10. Every Weds 7.30pm. PJ 543 2279

Te Puke Meditation & Development Group

Constables Gallery, Commerce Lane 7pm. Topic: Numerology.

Toastmasters City Early Start

The 6 F's Club - Fast, focused, flexible, feedback, friendly & fun. Confidence & leadership building. Every Weds at Avgas Cafe, Classic Flyers 6.50-8.15am. 021 044 5654 LaniDTM@gmail.com or http://cityearlystart.toastmastersclubs.org

Thursday 14 May

Awesome Clothing Sale

Good quality, all sizes & styles - men's, women's, children's, shoes, sheets, duvets etc. Only $3 a bag. You pick. Historic Village, 17th Ave Tauranga 9.30-10.30am. Organised by Turning Point Trust 578 6934

Club Mt Maunganui

Social games club. Play indoor bowls, 500 & Bolivia every Thurs 12.45pm. John 575 2422

Community Bible Study International

At 14th Ave Gospel Centre 10am - 12pm for a non denominational Bible Study on the Book of Mark. Jack/Betty 544 3809

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

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

More Than Craft

Every Thurs at Greerton Bible Church Hall cnr Oropi/Chadwick Rds 9.30-11.30am. 10 crafts with talented tutors. Welcome to view. June 544 0823

Mosaic Alpha

An opportunity to explore life & the Christian faith in a friendly, open & informal environment. At 37 Newton St 7.15pm. Email: alpha@mtmosaic.org.nz

Mount Art Group

Meet every Thurs at St Peter's Church Hall, Victoria Rd, Mount 9am - 1pm, new members welcome. Beginners course starts May 14 every Thurs for 6 weeks. Bronwyn 542 1758

Orange City Square & Round Dance Club

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

Otumoetai 9 Hole Golf

Separate competition for men & women every Thurs. Report before 8.30am for a fun morning of golf. New players welcome. 576 9739 or just turn up.

Papamoa Garden Circle

Meet in the Dune Room, Papamoa Sport & Recreation Centre 1pm. Elaine 575 5044

Papamoa Table Tennis

Every Thurs at Papamoa College Gym 7-9pm. New members welcome. John 572 0129

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

Senior Tennis

At Tauranga Lawn Tennis Club, Wharepai Domain, for ages 35+ from 9-11.30am. $3 ball fee. New members welcome.

Simplee Cre8tive

Ladies craft group every Thurs at Arataki Community Centre, Bayfair 9am - 2.30pm. Bring your favourite craft or do a new one. Great company, casual, fun environment! Jenny 572 5396

Social Tai Chi Practice Group

Meet every Thurs at Methodist Church Hall, 13th Ave 9.30am. Lee 578 2342

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 Settlers Hall 11am. Class takes approx 1hr. $1pp. Eric 577 1988

Tauranga & Western BOP Grey Power Assn

AGM at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave, Tauranga May 21 at 1.30pm. Guest speaker: Stuart Crosby, Mayor of Tauranga. Gold coin donation appreciated.

Tauranga Heart Support Group

Low impact group exercise for those with or at risk of heart disease. Every Thurs at City Church, Otumoetai, & every Monday at St Enoch's Church Hall, 16th Ave, both 9.30-10.30am. $4pp includes light refreshment. Hannah (Clinical Exercise Physiologist) 0508 227 342

Tauranga Rock n Roll Social Dancers

Have fun dancing to authentic rock & roll music every Thurs at Senior Citizens Hall, 14 Norris St (behind Pak n Save) 7.30-9.30pm. $3pp. Check out FB. Maria 576 7326

Toastmasters - Kickstart Breakfast Club

Speak confidently in a fun environment. Alimento Cafe 7am, guests welcome. Helen 571 6181

Young Parents Group

(For ages 20 & under) every Thurs at Plunket, 471 Devonport Rd, Tauranga 12pm. Lunch provided. Text Rozi 027 924 6526

Friday 15 May

A Royal Night Out

A film about Princesses Elizabeth & Margaret Windsor, who are allowed out on VE Day to join end of war celebrations. Held at Rialto Cinema 10am refreshments, 10.30am screening. Tickets 20 from Rialto. Held by Soroptimist International Tauranga Enquiries, Del 544 9221

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 & 7pm onwards for the whole family. Werner 548 1111 http://www.westernbopchess.weebly.com/

Free Immigration Clinic

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

Mobile Phone Workshop

Not sure how to use your mobile phone? Book now for your lessons & learn the basics. Gayle 578 1878

The Sociables

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 & event. Email sociables@outlook.co.nz

 

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