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Wednesday 27 May

Age Concern Walking Group

Bayfair Shopping Centre, catch a bus, 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

Bipolar Support Group

For people with bipolar 1-2pm. Junction 579 9890 for info or if you need a ride.

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 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 meeting Arataki Community Centre, Mt Maunganui 2pm. 571 3422 for details.

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: Animal Control (Tauranga City Council) 571 6812

Freemasons

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

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

Ninja Knits

Knitters, crocheters, felters etc. Yarnbomb, swap patterns & teach each other new skills. All ages & beginners welcome. 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

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

Wairongomai to Hardy's Hut site via Buck Rock. Grade mod, approx 5.5hrs. Paula 021 215 3838

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

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 28 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 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

Friends of the Library

Greerton Library Chat Group meet at Tauranga RSA, 1237 Cameron Rd 10am. Speaker: Tommy Kapai Wilson - “reading to children.” Visitors & new members welcome. Pam 571 2566

Happiness and Our Mind

Drop-in Meditation Classes beginners welcome, classes are self-contained so start any date. Cost: $14 per class. Tauranga Plunket, 471 Devonport Rd. Monthly classes, next class June 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

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

Orange City Square & Round Dance Club

Tues Morning class 10am - 12pm. Weds Plus, Thursday Club night & new dancers 7.30pm. Frontiersmen's Hall. 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 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

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

Social 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 Model Railway Club

Every Thurs 7.30pm. Ed 543 1108 www.taurangamodelrailwayclub.co.nz

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 29 May

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

Saturday 30 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

Clearance Garage Sale

St Vincent De Paul Warehouse. Excess stock sell out. 67 Courtney Rd, Gate Pa (follow the signs) 10am - 1pm. Terns: Cash. Furniture, beds, handbags, shoes, clothing. Same day delivery available.

Garage Sale

Papamoa College annual garage sale. Held at Papamoa Plaza, Papamoa beside Oceanblue Gym (in the old pet shop) 8am - 2pm. Lots of pre loved items for sale at crazy prices. All must go. All proceeds go towards a shade sail.

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

Let's Dance Ballroom & Latin Dance Club

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

Papamoa College Annual Garage Sale

At Shop 32 Papamoa Plaza. All money raised goes towards a shade sail.

Papamoa Group Dogwalking

Fortnightly group dog walk around waterways & beaches. Meet at Papamoa Plaza 9am. Tennille 021 030 6835

Sailing (IOM) International One Meter Radio Controlled Yachts

The fastest growing sailing class of today. Come for a sail & get hooked. Every Sat & Weds at Landing Drive, The Lakes 1-4pm. Pat 0274 731 765

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 today. Supporting Te Puna Quarry Park. Trixie 552 5278 or www.taurangafarmersmarket.co.nz

TSB Bank Optional Bonus Fours

Premier bowling tournament hosted by Bowls Tauranga South Inc. May 30 12pm onwards, May 31 9am onwards, June 1 9am onwards at Bowls Tauranga South, 15 Tutchen St, off 11th Ave.

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

Waikato/BOP Judo Championships

May 30 & 31 at Aquinas Action Centre, Pyes Pa Rd 9.30am - 5pm. Saturday seniors; Sunday children & masters. Free admission. Graeme 543 0872

Weekend Activities for the Over 60's

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

Youth Leaders Breakfast 2015

June 13 at Elim Youth Café, 14 Christopher St (behind McD's) 8-9.30am with special guest Yvonne Godfrey. 5 important things you need to know before you leave school. Free entry. Includes continental breakfast, waffles, coffee/hot chocolate. Presented by Summerhill Youth Academy. RSVP to Garth 027 828 8940 email: garth@summerhillacademy.co.nz

Sunday 31 May

Art & Craft Fair

Waihi Beach Community Centre 10am - 3pm. Over 80 stalls with amazing items all for sale. No eftpos. Entry $3, children under 12 free.

Bay Bible Fellowship/Lord's Day

Worship service at Welcome Bay Primary School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd 10am. Colossians 4:7-18 “Godly friends for life.” Preacher: Richard Roodt. www.bbf.net.nz

Bible Seminars

Greerton Senior Citizen's Hall, Maitland St, Greerton 1.45pm. Title: “Jesus return - the Christian hope.” Interactive, Q&A, refreshments provided. Vic 543 0504

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

Home Computer Club (Tga) Inc

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

Katikati Tramping Club

River walks at Cambridge & Maungakawa. Easy. Gail 07 863 4543

Maketu Rotary Club Market

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

Mount Joggers Half Marathon

The 29th edition of Mount Joggers Half Marathon starts 8am at Mount Surf Club. 10km at 9am, 5km at 10am & kids 1km beach sprint at 11.30am.

NZ Assn of Rationalists & Humanists BOP

Meet at Alzheimers House, 116 13th Ave, Tauranga 1.30pm. Discussion led by Riaz on “What is an atheist?” Come along & find out what we are all about. Judi 576 6872

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

Rifle Range Public Open Day

Open to public on last Sun of the month. Range at end of Ngawaro Rd, at the TECT All Terrain Park 9am - 3pm. Some targets available to purchase, or bring your own. Must bring own ammo, shooting rests, ear muffs etc. Firearms license must be presented at registration area. $15pp (cash only). No cellphone coverage. www.deerstalkersbop.org.nz

Tauranga Spiritual Society Inc

Mini Expo Night. Readers & healers. Senior Citizen's Hall, 14 Norris St. Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start. Members $3, non $5 (2016 membership $10). 022 0670 467

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

Your Voice & You

This group will support you to find your voice, give you confidence when you speak or sing, & offer tools for everyday life. June 7 at The Gym, 19 Glencarron Pl, Bethlehem 10am - 12pm. Cost $20 - Students & beneficiaries free by donation. Bookings essential. Ingrid 09 810 8218/021 952 690 ingridward15@gmail.com

Monday 1 June

Achieve Toastmasters

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

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 Salsa

Presents beginner salsa lessons at Otumoetai Action Centre 6.45pm - new intake every 4 weeks. $12 per class. www.baysalsa.co.nz

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

Free Antenatal Classes

Te Ha Ora. Day & night classes. Kaupapa Maori - but open to all cultures. TeRina 552 4573 xt 706 or t.joseph@pirirakauhauora.org.nz

Friends of the Libraries

No meeting at Tauranga Library in June.

Leisure Marching

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

Meditation Group

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

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

No bowls (Queens Birthday) Karen 576 0443

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

Tauranga Creative Fibre

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

Tauranga Rock n Roll Club Inc

Beginner lessons for 6 weeks. Starts June 8 – 13th July 7pm at Tauranga RSA Cameron Rd, Greerton. Adults $45 - Child $30. Liz 578 9063 after 5pm.

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. Visitors welcome. Door $3 inc light supper. Ian 578 5373

Welcome Bay Art Group

Meet every Mon at Lighthouse Church 9.30am - 12pm. Bob 544 4499

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

Tuesday 2 June

@ The Clothesline

Pre-loved quality clothing every Tues 10am - 2pm. Children's $1, adults $2. Also prayer for healing on request. 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.

Bayfair Petanque Club

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

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

Cards 500

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

DadzKare

A support group for separated fathers. Meet every Tues at 538 Fraser St 7.30pm. 928 4323

Darts

At Club Mt Maunganui, Kaiwaka St 7pm. Everyone from 12-112 yrs welcome. Faye 0274 748 061

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

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

Free Course on Budgeting

A free 4 week course on budgeting could get you ahead & save money. June 2, 9, 16 & 23 at Lifezone, 7 Oak Lane, Judea 10am or 7.15pm. 571 6525 or www.capmoney.org

Free Falun Dafa Classes

At Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui 7pm. A traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice to improve mind & body. Easy to learn. Judy 021 0425 398 en.falundafa.org

Golden Kiwis Leisure Marching Team

Meet every Tues at Blake Park netball courts, Mt Maunganui 10am. Fun, fellowship, exercise for ladies 55+. Coreen 570 0172

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Group support meetings first Tues of month at St Peters in the City, cnr Cameron Rd/Spring St 10.30am -12.30pm. Karen 021 225 5108

Greerton Village Community Music Morning

For seniors – come along & join us in a morning of music. 1st Tues of month at Greerton Hall 10-11.30am. Guest artist. Entry $4, includes morning tea. Di/Charley 027 626 2496

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

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

Sequence Dancing

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

South City Bowling Club

Open Pairs Tournament (plate & raffle item), Greerton Hall 7.30pm. New members welcome. Mary 541 0687

Spiritual Guidance & Bowen Therapy

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

Tauranga Acoustic Music Club

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

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

Te Puke Lyceum Club

Garden Circle 1.30pm. 573 5153

Te Puke Senior Citizen's Club

Players & beginners invited to play indoor bowls, cards, 500 every Tues & Fri 12.45pm. $3 includes afternoon tea. Weds, bolivia cards 1pm. Jocelyn St, Te Puke. 573 7887

Wednesday 3 June

Age Concern Walking Group

Meet at Décor Garden Centre, Moffat Rd 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

Cards

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

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

Mount Healing & Spiritual Centre

Fellowship & celebration at Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mount. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm. Guest speaker; Debs Chase-Paterson - Herbal Home remedies. Door charge $3. Janet 027 264 0226

Otumoetai Lions

Assist in community based activities & enjoy fellowship & social. Meet 1st & 3rd Weds of month. Fellowship 5.30pm followed by meal 6.30pm. Visitors & new members welcome. Robert 576 8445 or http://www.lionsclubs.org.nz/Clubs/202L/Zone-9/Otumoetai

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 Avenues Probus Club

1st Weds of month at Citizen's Club cnr Cameron Rd/13th Ave 9.30am. New members welcome. Val/Jim 541 1777

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

Woodlands Rd to Aranui Falls & beyond. Grade moderate. Approx 5.5hrs. Bob 571 3939

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 4 June

Bay Salsa Presents Salsa on the Strand

Intro class at La Mexica 8pm followed by social dancing. Really social, no partner required. $2 entry free (members free). www.baysalsa.co.nz

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 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

Genealogy

Tauranga Branch NZ Society of Genealogists meet in St James Church Hall, 72 Pooles Rd, Greerton 7.30pm. Speaker: Dr Philip Borrie - “Medical terms from old death certificates.” Visitors & new members welcome. Jennifer 576 7042

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

Kiss the Fish

Experience “songs that make you tingle”. At the 2014 theatre awards Kiss the Fish won Best Play, Best Composer & Best Supporting Actor. Held at Baycourt June 4-6 7.30pm. 577 7189 or baycourtboxoffice@tauranga.govt.nz

Happiness and Our Mind

Drop-in Meditation Classes beginners welcome, classes are self-contained so start any date. Cost: $14 per class. Tauranga Plunket, 471 Devonport Rd. Monthly classes, next class June 4 7-8.30pm www.meditateintauranga.org

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

Mount Underwater Club

Club night at Mount Ocean Sports Clubrooms (Cnr The Mall & Salisbury Ave, Mt Maunganui) 7.30pm. Presentation/photos by Andy Belcher. 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, Thursday Club night & new dancers 7.30pm. Frontiersmen's Hall. 543 1063

Papamoa Table Tennis

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

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

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

Social 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 Model Railway Club

Every Thurs 7.30pm. Ed 543 1108 www.taurangamodelrailwayclub.co.nz

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

Tennis Seniors WBOP

Players 35+, Tauranga Lawn Tennis Club, Wharepai Domain 9am - 12pm. $3 ball fee. New members welcome. Lynda tswbop@gmail.com

The Mount Art Group

Meet every Thurs at St Peters Church Hall, Victoria Rd, Mount 9am - 1pm. Merilynn 575 6777

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 5 June

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

Kowhai Probus Club Bethlehem

Meet first Fri of month at Tauranga Citizens Club, cnr Cameron Rd & 13th Ave 10am. Second Tues of month meet 10.30am at various venues in Tauranga. Film group meet last Fri of month to attend a film at local cinemas. Sid 579 1093

Sustainable Art Awards

Intermediate students through to adults showcasing their vision for a sustainable future. June 5 12-5pm, June 6 10am - 4pm, June 7 12-8pm at Baycourt Theatre. Gold coin entry. Awards night June 7 5pm.

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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