What's On

Wednesday 22 February

Alcoholics Anonymous

Reflections at Te Puke every Weds at Te Puke Baptist Church, Station Rd 7.30-8.30pm. 0800 229 6757

Age Concern Walking Group

Mount Hot Pools Bus Stop 10am. 578 2631

Bipolar Support Group

Support for people with bipolar 1-2pm. Transport available if required. Junction 543 3010

Bowls Indoor

Every Weds & Fri at Mount Senior Citizen's, 345 Maunganui Rd 12.45pm. Nancy/Ernie 575 4650

Community Bible Study International

Every Weds at City Church, 252 Otumoetai Rd 7-9pm. Bible study on “The Book of Genesis.” Julie 552 4068

Double Bill Show

Straight from Ireland, on Feb 22. Mundy with special guest Dezi Donnelly, all Ireland Fiddle Champion. The Hop House, Mt Maunganui 7.30pm. Limited tickets, available from Eventfinda

Fernland Water Exercise Class

Starts today 10.45-11.45am. Suitable for accident or illness rehabilitation. Gentle exercises for pre or post joint replacements. Helpful in weightloss or arthritis. Classes held rain or shine, not during school holidays. Classes taken by qualified instructor & lifeguard. New participants planning to attend any class, Jennifer 571 1411

Film Screening

Michael Moore's “Where to Invade Next” then audience discussion about inequality in NZ led by Peter Malcolm. Co-hosted by Closing the Gap & Tauranga Monthly Film Nights. Wesley Centre, 100 13th Ave 7pm. $8 cash entry at door, includes light supper. RSVP tmfn2007@gmail.com or Ron 544 5360

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Friends & Neighbours Night at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Small plate for supper please. Kevin 543 4044

Healing Rooms

Experience God's healing touch. No charge, all ages welcome. Change of venue now upstairs at Graced Op Shop, cnr 11th Ave & Christopher St. 021 110 0878 www.healingrooms.co.nz

Heart Foundation Presentation

Speaker: Tony Duncan, CEO of the Heart Foundation. Topic: Heart research that the Heart Foundation has funded over the years & some of the results of that research. At St Enoch's Church Hall, 134 16th Ave 2-4pm. After-noon tea provided. RSVP essential: 575 4787 or francescar@heartfoundation.org.nz

Kiwi Toasters

Every Toastmaster's journey starts with a single speech. Every 1st, 3rd & 5th Weds of the month at 3 Palm Springs Boulevard (same building as Palm Springs Pharmacy) 5.30-7pm. Chrissy 027 296 7939

Mount RSA Women's Section

Social day. Entertainment provided by the Keynotes, followed by afternoon tea. Need transport? Ph RSA office prior to the day.

Narcotics Anonymous

Working the Steps. Closed meeting every Weds 7.30-9pm, Downstairs Hall (accessed from bottom carpark), Salvation Army Recovery Church, 375 Cameron Rd. If using drugs is causing you problems, maybe we can help. 0800 NA TODAY

Otumoetai Care & Craft

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

Singles Coffee Club 60+

Every Weds 10am for coffee & once a month for lunch for a social get together. Looking for something new to do or meet new friends? This could be it. Gayle 0274 393 267 or mixandmingle@xtra.co.nz

Tauranga Embroiderers' Guild

Every Weds at Tauranga Rowing Club, Devonport Rd, Tauranga 10am - 2.30pm & 7.30-9.30pm. Beginners welcome. Jenny 07 219 7740

Tauranga Library Learning Centre

Microsoft Office Course. Topic: Getting Started in Word. 1.30-2.30pm. Cost $8. To book, 577 7177

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group

Thompsons Track – off track with Mt Eliza easier option. Grade mod, approx. 6.5hrs. Sheryl 574 3743

Te Puke Spiritual & Healing Centre

Every 2nd & 4th Weds at Lyceum Club, 8 Palmer Ct, Te Puke. This week: Sue Buckland & Kerry Thomson - workshop series connecting with & receiving messages from our guides & loved ones. Doors open 6.45 for 7.15pm start. $5 entry includes raffle, tea/coffee. Kerry 021 607 797

Te Puke Toy Library

Weds - Sat 9.30am - 12pm. Thurs 3.30-5.30pm. 242.1 Jellicoe St, Te Puke. 027 263 9309

Toastmasters - City Early Start

Improve communication, teamwork & leadership skills. Join the supportive & motivated group at Classic Flyers Avgas Cafe every Weds 6.45-8.15am. LaniDTM@gmail.com txt 0210 445 654 www.cityearlystart.co.nz

Thursday 23 February

6 Week Social Beginner Dance Class

Starts today at Greerton Hall, 1247 Cameron Rd (opp Caltex) 8pm or Feb 24 at Welcome Bay School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd 7.30pm. Learn Rock & Roll, Cha Cha, Waltz & more. Sonia, Supreme Dance 544 2337 or 027 322 1786 or just come along on the night.

Amazing Weekly Bag Sale

Every Thurs at Historic Village 9-10am. Fill a large bag for $5 with women's, men's & kids clothing & linen. Bags supplied.

Bay City Rockers

Social Rock n Roll dancing as well as Neon Moon, Rock n Roll Waltz, as examples. Dancing every Thurs at Senior Citizen's Hall, Norris St 7.30-9.30pm. $3 entry with light supper provided. Gavin 027 643 6222

Club Mt Maunganui

Social games club. Play indoor bowls & cards every Thurs 12.45-3.30pm. Prizes to be won & visits to other clubs. Monthly subsidised dinners. Gloria 575 0059

Community Bible Study International

Every Thurs at 14th Ave Gospel Centre 10am - 12pm for a Bible study on “The Book of Matthew.” Jack/Betty 544 3809

Concert Band Katikati

Musicians wanted, especially wood-wind to join community based wind & brass band. All ages welcome. Rehearse Katikati town hall in the arts room 7-9pm. Wendy 022 387 2947

Dance/Movement Workshop

Today at 233 Waihi Rd 6pm. $10. For info/signup https://tinyurl.com/gouozhm   Ph 021 210 5929

Fitness League

Safe, effective, low impact exercise to music using the Bagot Stack technique, designed to help with posture, balance & stamina, combination of exercise, movement & dance. All ages & abilities. Complementary 1st class. Thurs: Central Baptist Church Hall, cnr 13th Ave/Cameron Rd 9.30am. Weds: Katikati Memorial Hall 10am. Pam 549 4799 or 021 117 7170

Free Meditation Classes

Every Thurs at Meredith Hall, Fraser St, Merivale (near Yatton Park) 7.30pm. Have control over those constant thoughts! Find peace & the joy of life. Enjoy good health & better quality of sleep. Ian 576 2032

French Connection

For lovers of all things French. Meet fortnightly on Thursday at La Mexica, The Strand 4.30-6.30pm. agohns@yahoo.co.nz

Friends of the Library

Greerton Library Chat Group meets 10am. All welcome. Pam 571 2566

Frocks on Bikes Pilot Bay Picnic

The Waterfront, 120 The Strand, Tauranga 5.15pm. Ride from the city to Pilot Bay for a shared picnic dinner with Frocks on Bikes. No booking required; bring your bike, helmet & contribution for shared picnic.

Heart Foundation Presentation

Speaker: Gerry Devlin, Medical director of the Heart Foundation. Topic: General overview of heart disease which opens up to Q&A. St Enoch's Church Hall, 134 16th Ave 10am – 12pm. Morning tea provided. RSVP to Francesca 575 4787 or francescar@heartfoundation.org.nz

Keynotes 4 Part Harmony

Women's chorus meet every Thurs at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave 7pm. Sing for fun & health. Nora 544 2614

LOL Laughter Wellness

Laugh with us through 2017. Penguin Room, Arataki Community Centre, Mt Maunganui 7-7.45pm. $3 door charge. Trish 022 036 6768 email: lollaughterwellness@gmail.com

More Than Crafts

Every Thurs at Greerton Bible Church 9.30-11.30am. Ceramics, dolls, art, cards etc. 571 1949

Mount/Papamoa Coffee & Chat

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

Opera Forum: Porgy & Bess

George Gershwin's iconic opera Feb 23. Tickets from Bureta Pharmacy or House of Travel, Spring St. Complimentary wine & canapes. Tauranga Opera Forum 577 0583

Otumoetai Hockey Club

Men's & Women's teams available for senior hockey. New players welcome. Season commences early April. Caroline 576 5178 or 027 283 2153 cjbigham@hotmail.com

Salsa on the Strand

Presented by Bay Salsa at La Mexica 8pm. Intro class, followed by social dancing. No partner required. www.baysalsa.co.nz

Sunshine Dance Group

Learn sequence dancing every Thurs at Baptist Church Hall, cnr 13th Ave/Cameron Rd 7-8.30pm followed by dancing until 10pm. $2pp entrance includes supper. Jan 544 4379

Tauranga Heart Support Group

Low impact group exercise class for those with or at risk of heart & associated diseases. Every Mon & Thurs at City Church, Otumoetai Rd 9.30-10.30am. $4pp. Diana 021 0476 155

Tennis Seniors WBOP

Players 35 years +. Tauranga Lawn Tennis Club, Wharepai Domain 9am - 12pm. New members welcome, $4 ball fee. Lynda tswbop@gmail.com 0210 576 601

Friday 24 February

Brick Kids Te Puke - Lego Club

Term time school aged children. Every Fri at Te Puke Library 3.30-4.30pm. Free entry.

Chess Tauranga

Tauranga RSA, Greerton 5-7pm, for the whole family. Longer if necessary for longer games. Incl casual games. Standard chess rules. Werner 548 1111 http:/www.westernbopchess.weebly.com/

Genealogy Research

Members of Papamoa Genealogy Branch at Papamoa Library 10am – 12pm to assist researchers with their family history. Daphne 575 4674

Welcome Bay Mural Unveiling

At Welcome Bay Hall, 250 Welcome Bay Rd 1pm. Special guest: Todd Muller MP. Followed by afternoon tea. RSVP Feb 23 to events@welcomebay.org.nz

Saturday 25 February

18th Tauranga Multicultural Festival

March 4 at Historic Village, 17th Ave 10am - 4pm. Performances, ethnic food stalls, art & crafts & more. Entry $6 adult, $3 child 5-16yrs at door. Eftpos on site. 571 6419

30th Annual Book Sale

Tauranga Rotary Club held April 15, 16 & 17 at Seeka Coolstore, Totara St, Mount. Donations of books, records, CDs, DVDs, jigsaws & sheet music needed. Deliver to: Caltex Welcome Bay, Bayfair, Greerton, Katikati. Z Energy 11th Ave, Hewletts Rd & Bethlehem. Or Ross 544 0817

Art Exhibition

Tammie Rose Riddle exhibition “Stitches of Reflection” at the Art Lounge, 32 Devonport Rd, Tauranga until March 9. Free entry.

Bay Network Singles Social Club

Friendship group of people aged 55+ who wish to make new friends & enjoy club activities, dining, shows, trips, bbq's etc. Mary-Anne 027 207 1690 or 576 9988

BOP Essential Tremor Support Group

Quarterly meeting at Evans Rd Community Church, Papamoa 10am. Guest speaker. Gold coin donation &/or small plate for morning tea. Ann 542 4005

Come Dancing Tonight

Join us tonight for our first dance of the year. Sequence & old time dancing, great music & supper. Greerton Hall 7.30-10.30pm. Entry $7. Run by Tauranga Scottish Soc. Nola 576 5076

Friendship Force International

Friendship & Home Hosting exchanges with other clubs worldwide. Barbara 574 5711 or email: regclothier@gmail.com www.thefriendshipforce.org

Katikati Tramping Club

Wentworth Traverse, moderate or Wentworth Falls, easy. Ian 548 2351

Messianic Meetings

Every Sat at Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui 10am. Seek to unite together in our walk to put truth into action on a daily basis. All ages welcome. 544 7424 or 0210 226 3515

Narcotics Anonymous

Open meetings every Sat 7.30-8.30pm & every Sun 7-8pm, Hanmer Clinic (behind Super Liquor), 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton. Every Mon 7-8pm & Fri 7.30-8.30pm, Hillier Centre. 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui. Women's Meeting every Tues 10.30-11.30am Downstairs Hall (accessed from bottom car park), Salvation Army Recovery Church, 375 Cameron Rd. If using drugs is causing you problems, maybe we can help. 0800 NA TODAY

Petanque @ Club Mt Maunganui

Sat & Sun - coaching & competitive play 1pm. Equip available, all levels welcome. Jo Ann 578 3606

Taoist Tai Chi

Strength, flexibility, stillness. Beginners class on Saturdays. Free to give it a go - no cost for your first session. 15 Koromiko St, Judea 8.30-10am. John 576 9836

Te Puke Community Market

Jubilee Park 9am - 1pm. Monique 027 356 9545

The Original Greerton Hall Market

8am - 12pm. Crafts, plants, produce, bric-a-brac. Stalls inside/outside. Get your friends together & come along. Tea, coffee, food available. New stallholders welcome. Tricia/Gary 543 1487 027 908 2952 greertonmarket@actrix.co.nz

Trustpower Photographic Exhibition

Until April 9 at The Strand, Downtown Tauranga. Large scale exhibition showcasing our people & places. Free entry.

Village Radio

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

Sunday 26 February

A Course in Miracles

Join us for a spirited discussion on the practical application of Miracle principles in the Backbenches Room, Grindz Cafe, 50 First Ave, Tauranga. 12pm coffee & chat. 1pm discussion. Five steps to having loving, harmonious, healthy relationships. Free.

Bay Bible Fellowship/Lord's Day

Worship service at Welcome Bay Primary School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd 10am. Join us for an exposition of 1 & 2 Peter - “Get ready for action.” Richard Roodt. www.bbf.net.nz

Bee Interest Group

Monthly meeting at 186 Esdaile Rd, Pahoia 2pm. Bring your bee suit, something to share for afternoon tea & gold coin donation for the group. Gordon 027 544 2882

Bible Seminars

Every Sunday at Greerton Senior Citizen's Hall, Maitland St 1.45pm. Title: “The Way to Life series - #2 Reasons to Believe.” Interactive, Q&A. Refreshments provided. Vic 543 0504

Bike & Hotrod Show

March 5 at Council Reserve off Aerodrome Rd, Mt Maunganui. Gates open 8am, show 10am - 2pm. Food & bar available. Entry $2pp, kids free. To register/enquiries Garry 022 047 0802

Club Mt Maunganui

Bingo every first & third Sunday of month. Good prizes. 575 4886

Croquet

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

Czech & Slovak Club Tauranga

Czech School & Playgroup at Tauranga Boys' College, Devonport Rd 10am - 12noon. Guests welcome. https://www.csclubtauranga.nz/en/

Generation Homes Women's Triathlon

400m swim, 10km cycle, 4km run/walk. Starts at Pilot Bay, Mt Maunganui 8.30am. Enter online at: www.trichicks.co.nz

Home Computer Club (Tga) Inc

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

Papamoa Lions Club Market

Gordon Spratt Reserve, Parton Rd, Papamoa. Gates open 7am for stall holder entry. Ph Wayne 027 974 5699

Quakers in Tauranga

In hall behind Brain Watkins House, cnr Elizabeth St/Cameron Rd 10am for an hour of mainly silent worship followed by tea/coffee & talk. 544 0448 www.quaker.org.nz

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

Meet Sun 1.30pm & Thurs 5.30pm at pond behind 24 Montego Drive, Papamoa to sail Electron & similar 3ft long yachts, for fun. Adult beginners welcome. Graham 572 5419

Rifle Range Public Open Day

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

Seaweek – War on Weeds

Margins of the Sea. Invasive weeds are a problem that can be tackled by a good team of volunteers – join us & stay for a sausage sizzle lunch. Meet at Papamoa Domain near Surf Club buildings 10am. Open to all, suitable for families. Bring garden gloves & a trowel – equipment available on site as well. Carole 0272 747 642

Sunday Ladies Squash

Mount Squash Centre, 51 Miro St 4.30-6pm. Open to all, non-members $2. Racquets available, bring non-marking shoes. Suitable for beginners. Kelly 027 227 9525

Tauranga Friendship & Social Club

Walks, dinners & outings for over 50's. Barbara 544 7461

Tauranga Theosophical Society

Join us for a lecture discussing “What is Islam?”. Tauranga Yoga Centre 2pm. Entry by donation. 577 6042

Tauranga Underwater Hockey Club

Every Sunday of school term as well as last Sunday of school holidays at Baywave. Beginners 5-6.15pm. Experienced 6-7.45pm. Loan equipment available. Ken 533 2005 or 0210 274 4626

Monday 27 February

Achieve Toastmasters

Keep speaking, keep helping, keep succeeding. 1st, 3rd & 5th Monday of month at St Stephen's Church Hall, Brookfield, Tauranga 7.30-9.30pm. Craig 027 587 5115

Art Classes at The Artery

Many different art classes at The Artery in the Historic Village. Go to: Book Classes page at www.theincubator.co.nz

Beginner Salsa Lessons

Presented by Bay Salsa at Studio 162, 162 Durham St 6.30pm. Walk in classes. www.baysalsa.co.nz

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 or 027 431 4326 Qualified Sport & Physical Recreation instructor'.

Bowel Cancer Support Group

Support Group open to anyone living with bowel/rectal cancer, &/or their carer. Meet 4th Mon of month at Cancer Society's Tauranga office, 111 Cameron Rd 10-11.30am. Angelique 07 927 6505

Chess Mount Maunganui

Mount RSA Chess Club every Mon at Mount RSA, 544 Maunganui Rd. Early programme 6-7.30pm during school term. Late programme 7.30pm onwards. Standard chess rules. Incl casual games. Noel 579 5412

Civic Choir Tauranga

Practice every Monday at Wesley Church, 13th Ave, Tauranga 7.30pm. www.taurangacivicchoir.org.nz Heather 575 9092

Diabetes Help Tauranga

Is diabetes killing you or someone you love? Ring for free Diabetes Nurse support in the WBOP 571 3422 or email: debbie@diabeteshelp.org.nz

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 Meditation Classes in Bellevue

Every Mon 10am & Weds 7.30pm. Find peace & the joy of life. Stop those thoughts. Enjoy good health & better quality of sleep. David/Trisha 570 1204

Greenpark Play Centre - Open Week

Feb 27 - March 3 at 19 Sinclair St, Greerton 9.30-11am. Fun activities for preschool children where parents are involved in their learning & children are free to play & explore. Free coffee & cake for adults. Free entry.

Greerton Every Girls Rally

Meet Mondays fortnightly during school terms at Greerton Bible Church, cnr Oropi & Chadwick Rds, Tauranga 4-6pm. Open to all girls ages 7 years upwards. Mary 571 0061

Harmony a Plenty Barbershop Chorus

Every Mon at Bethlehem Community Church, 183 Moffat Rd 7pm. New members welcome. Wilf 571 5576 or www.harmonyaplenty.co.nz

Let's Learn

Do something, learn something new this year! Courses, classes, workshops, activities. Options galore on www.letslearn.co.nz Shelley 544 9557

Line Dancing

Every Mon evening - now at Wesley Church 13th Ave 6-8.30pm. (Note change of venue) $6pp per night. Pat 544 2574 or just turn up.

Mah Jong

Every Mon at Tauranga South Bowling Club, 11th Ave 12.45-4pm. Visitors & beginners welcome. Free teaching available. Shirley 576 0014

Marching Team - Social

Seeking new members to join our team, aged 30 years plus. Practice every Monday. Ardell 027 937 4248

Otumoetai Indoor Bowls

Opening night tonight at Matua Primary School Hall, Clivedene St 7.15pm. First 2 nights free & coaching is available. Come along & give bowls a go. Karen 576 0443

Plunket Car Seat Clinic

Mon & Thurs at 471 Devonport Rd, Tauranga 10am - 2pm. Car seats checked & fitted by qualified Child Restraint Technicians. No appointment necessary. Donation appreciated. 578 7813

Recycled Teenagers

Gentle exercise for 50's forwards, & injury or illness rehabilitation. Morning teas & educational talks optional. For men & women. 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. New participants planning to attend, Jennifer 571 1411

Ryukyu Kempo Karate

Every Mon & Weds at Levers Rd Hall, Matua 6.30-8pm. Age 10 & up, families welcome. Marty 027 405 1468

Silver Singers Choir

Tenor & base voices needed desperately for their 30 voice choir. Practices every Mon in St Stephen's Chapel, Brookfield Tce, Otumoetai 1pm. Pat 579 1036

St Columba Indoor Bowling Club

At 502 Otumoetai Rd, Cherrywood. Year starts 6 March. All playing levels welcome. Names in by 7.15pm, playing starts 7.30pm. Paul 576 6324

Tauranga Badminton Club

Every Mon at Aquinas College Gym 7.30-9.30pm. Senior Club starts March 6. Club racquets available, all players welcome. Sue 0211 944 335

Tauranga Creative Fibre

Every Mon at Arts Centre, Elizabeth St from 9.30am. Spinning, weaving, felting, knitting, crochet & more. Also on Thurs evening twice a month. Margaret 571 3483 or 021 0817 0350 or marg.rus@gmail.com

Tauranga Rock n Roll Club Inc

Club night every Mon at Tauranga RSA, Cameron Rd, Greerton 8pm. Relaxed, social evening of dancing. Members $3, non-members $5. Visitors welcome. Check the Facebook pages. Trina 575 7461 a/hs

Tauranga Scottish Country Dance Club

Beginners class at St John's Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd 7.30-9.30pm. Sarah 579 0123

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.

Welcome Bay Painters Group

Every Monday at Lighthouse Church Hall, Welcome Bay Rd 9.30am – 12.30pm. Dennis 544 6451

Tuesday 28 February

Alcoholics Anonymous

Every Tues at St Peter's Church Hall, 11 Victoria Rd, Mount 7.30-8.30pm. 0800 229 6757

Aglow Mt Maunganui

Know your identity in heaven. Teachings from Graeme Cook's material. First of 3 parts. Come & be inspired & enjoy prayer, praise & fellowship. Start with morning tea. At Salvation Army Hall, 57 Eversham Rd 9.30am. Barbara 576 5870

Altrusa Women's Community Service Grp

Meet 2nd Tues evening for dinner/business. 4th Tues for social evening monthly. Email: president.tauranga@altrusa.org.nz

Art Class

Every Tues at Tauranga Society of Artists, 171a Elizabeth St West 7-9pm. 576 9592

Badminton (Social)

Every Tues & Fri at Otumoetai Baptist Hall 9.30am - 12pm. Racquets available. Lorraine 579 3229

Bureta Garden Circle

Monthly meeting at St John's Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd, Otumoetai 1.30pm. Visitors welcome. Jenny 576 3026

Cards 500

Every Tues & Thurs at Mount Senior Citizen's, 345 Maunganui Rd 12.45pm. Garry 576 3033

Excel Toastmasters

Every 2nd, 4th & 5th Tues of month at Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Bayfair 6.15-8.30pm. Learn excellent public speaking & leadership skills. yolanda.cambridge@gmail.com or 544 3730

Falun Dafa Classes

Easy to learn & free. Simultaneous improvement of mind & body. Every Tues at Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui 7pm. Judy 021 0425 398 or email: judy.shakespear45@gmail.com

Fitness League

Ladies exercise with dance, weights, floor work every Tues at St Columba Church, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Cherrywood 9.30-10.30am. Gloria 021 139 2448

Friends of the Library

Mt Maunganui Library Book Group meet 10am. All welcome. Gail 574 3376

Greerton Every Boys Rally

Meet fortnightly on Tues during school terms at Greerton Bible Church, cnr Oropi & Chadwick Rds, Greerton 6-7.30pm. Open to all boys aged 7 years upwards. 577 6467

Inachord Chorus

Ladies singing group. Great music, great company. Bethlehem Community Church Building, 183 Moffat Rd, Bethlehem 7.15-9.15pm. Debbie 0211 291 126

Junction Mental Health

Peer support & advocacy: coffee & chat at St James' Hall, Greerton 10am – 12pm. 543 3010

Mount Chess Club

Every Mon at Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui 1-4pm. The only place you can play standard length chess in Tauranga. $3 a session. Sets, boards, clocks & refreshments provided. Bob/Vic 575 5845 or 0274 786 282

Mount Morning Badminton

Every Tues at Mount Sports Centre, Blake Park 9-11.30am. Social, competitive, all ages. Beginners welcome. Racquets available. Daily fee $5pp. Season starts March 14. Margaret 575 9792

Ocean Running

5k run & walk around Mauao base track every Tues. Register from 5.15pm at Mt Ocean Sports Club, Pilot Bay. $5 entry includes free drink after run/walk & chance to win spot prize. Walkers start 5.45pm, runners 6pm. Phil 021 383 354

Otumoetai Foreshore Scavenger Hunt

1 Harbour Drive, Otumoetai 9am – 11.55pm. Cycle the Otumoetai Foreshore path & find the answers to 8 questions along the way to go into the draw to win a $100 bike shop voucher. Complete the scavenger hunt anytime before the end of February 2017 – the perfect free family activity. Download the clues & map from http://www.sportbop.co.nz/get-active/play-in-the-bay/scavenger-hunt/

Otumoetai Matua Walking Group

Every Tues at Kulim Park 9am. 576 7339

Overeaters Anonymous

Do you or a family member or friend have a problem with over or under eating? Overeaters Anonymous can help - meet Tues & Fri. 544 1213 or 022 064 2186

Petanque

Bayfair Petanque Club, every Tues & Thurs at Russley Drive 1pm. Equipment & coaching available. Try a new sport. Margie 542 0084 or 021 0293 7459

Petanque - Tga/BOP Club

Club Mt Maunganui 4.30pm start (until daylight savings ends). Equip available, all coaching given. Jo Ann 578 3606

Sequence Dancing

Tauranga Social & Leisure Club meet at St John's Anglican Church Hall, Bureta Rd, Otumoetai every Tues 7.30-9.30pm except 2nd Tues of month 3.30-6pm. AGM tonight 6pm prior to dancing from 7pm Visitors welcome. Murray 576 3294

Significant Other Programme

Does your loved one have an addiction? Wonder what to do? How to help? Hanmer Clinic Tauranga have this pro-gramme for spouses, partners, family/whanau etc who have an addiction. 7 weekly sessions start Feb 28 at 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton 1-3pm. Free. 579 6940 or 0800 842 426

South City Indoor Bowls

Box Drawn Pairs (Black Cup) at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Mary 541 0687

Tauranga Morning Badminton Club

Opening day March 7 & thereafter every Tues & Thurs at QE Youth Centre, cnr 11th Ave & Devonport Rd. 9-11.30am. AGM March 28. Heather 574 0976

Tauranga Patchwork & Quilters Group

Meet first & third Tues 7pm & second & fourth Fri 10am. At Tauranga Art & Craft Centre, 177 Elizabeth St, Tauranga. Helen 0274 177 581

Tauranga Scrabble Club

Tues at Tauranga Bridge Club, Ngatai Rd 8.50am. $3 games $2.50. New players welcome. 544 8372

Tauranga Toastmasters

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

The Widow & Widower's Club

People living alone invited to Arts & Crafts Centre, Elizabeth St 2pm. Margaret 576 5292

Wednesday 1 March

Age Concern Walking Group

Carmichael Road Reserve carpark 10am. 578 2631

Alcoholics Anonymous

Reflections at Te Puke every Weds at Te Puke Baptist Church, Station Rd 7.30-8.30pm. 0800 229 6757

Antenatal Class

Held by Plunket. Next class March 8 for 6 weeks & also in June. To book, Margaret 021 260 6504

Bowls Indoor

Every Weds & Fri at Mount Senior Citizen's, 345 Maunganui Rd 12.45pm. Nancy/Ernie 575 4650

Club Mount Indoor Bowls

Every Weds at 45 Kawaka St. Names in by 6.45 for 7pm start. Val 027 302 8149 or 543 4168

Community Bible Study International

Every Weds at City Church, 252 Otumoetai Rd 7-9pm. Bible study on “The Book of Genesis.” Julie 552 4068

Fernland Water Exercise Class

Every Weds 10.45-11.45am. Suitable for accident or illness rehabilitation. Gentle exercises for pre or post joint replacements. Helpful in weightloss or arthritis. Classes held rain or shine, not during school holidays. Classes taken by qualified instructor & lifeguard. New participants planning to attend any class, Jennifer 571 1411

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Club Night Rules & Measuring Instruction at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Kevin 543 4044

Healing Rooms

Experience God's healing touch. No charge, all ages welcome. Now upstairs at Graced Op Shop, cnr 11th Ave & Christopher St 1-3pm. 021 110 0878 www.healingrooms.co.nz

Kiwi Toasters

Every Toastmaster's journey starts with a single speech. Every 1st, 3rd & 5th Weds of the month at 3 Palm Springs Boulevard (same building as Palm Springs Pharmacy) 5.30-7pm. Chrissy 027 296 7939

Mount Healing & Spiritual Centre

Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mount 1st & 3rd Weds 7pm. Guest speaker: Teara Clapperton (Rotorua) - “Intuitive Drawing Readings.” Learn about meditation, development groups, crystal, reflexology & more. Janet 027 264 0226

Narcotics Anonymous

Working the Steps. Closed meeting every Weds 7.30-9pm, Downstairs Hall (accessed from bottom carpark), Salvation Army Recovery Church, 375 Cameron Rd. If using drugs is causing you problems, maybe we can help. 0800 NA TODAY

Otumoetai Care & Craft

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

SAYgo - Falls Prevention Class

Gentle exercise for the elderly, held 3 Weds each month. Hall not available 1st Weds of month. At St John's Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd, Otumoetai 2-3pm. Allison 576 4536

Say it With Music

At Addison Theatre, Baycourt 7pm. www.baycourt.co.nz

Singles Coffee Club 60+

Every Weds 10am for coffee & once a month for lunch for a social get together. Looking for something new to do or meet new friends? This could be it. Gayle 0274 393 267 or mixandmingle@xtra.co.nz

Tauranga Embroiderers' Guild

Every Weds at Tauranga Rowing Club, Devonport Rd, Tauranga 10am - 2.30pm & 7.30-9.30pm. Beginners welcome. Jenny 07 219 7740

Tauranga Library Learning Centre

Microsoft Office Course. Topic: Using images in Word. 1.30-2.30pm. Cost $8. To book, 577 7177

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group

Killarney Lakes via Tuahu & return. Grade mod, approx. 5.0hrs. Debbie 543 0949

Tauranga South Garden Club

First Weds of month at Central Baptist Church Hal, cnr 13th Ave/Cameron Rd 1.30-3pm. Visitors welcome. Margaret 578 1017

Te Puke Toy Library

Weds - Sat 9.30am - 12pm. Thurs 3.30-5.30pm. 242.1 Jellicoe St, Te Puke. 027 263 9309

Toastmasters - City Early Start

Improve communication, teamwork & leadership skills. Join the supportive & motivated group at Classic Flyers Avgas Cafe every Weds 6.45-8.15am. LaniDTM@gmail.com txt 0210 445 654 www.cityearlystart.co.nz

Thursday 2 March

Adult Adoptee's Support Tauranga

Every 2nd Thurs at Oyster Catcher Room, Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk way, Bayfair. Scott 027 565 6459

Amazing Weekly Bag Sale

Every Thurs at Historic Village 9-10am. Fill a large bag for $5 with women's, men's & kids clothing & linen. Bags supplied.

Bay City Rockers

Social Rock n Roll dancing as well as Neon Moon, Rock n Roll Waltz, as examples. Dancing every Thurs at Senior Citizen's Hall, Norris St 7.30-9.30pm. $3 entry with light supper provided. Gavin 027 643 6222

Citizen's Advice Bureau

Trialling a fortnightly service on Thursdays from March 2. A specialist in family/whanau dispute resolution can help you make well informed decisions about proceeding forward with confidence. Make an appointment on 578 1592

Club Mt Maunganui

Social games club. Play indoor bowls & cards every Thurs 12.45-3.30pm. Prizes to be won & visits to other clubs. Monthly subsidised dinners. Gloria 575 0059

Community Bible Study International

Every Thurs at 14th Ave Gospel Centre 10am - 12pm for a Bible study on “The Book of Matthew.” Jack/Betty 544 3809

Concert Band Katikati

Musicians wanted, especially wood-wind to join community based wind & brass band. All ages welcome. Rehearse Katikati town hall in the arts room 7-9pm. Wendy 022 387 2947

Fitness League

Safe, effective, low impact exercise to music using the Bagot Stack technique, designed to help with posture, balance & stamina, combination of exercise, movement & dance. All ages & abilities. Complementary 1st class. Thurs: Central Baptist Church Hall, cnr 13th Ave/Cameron Rd 9.30am. Weds: Katikati Memorial Hall 10am. Pam 549 4799 or 021 117 7170

Free Meditation Classes

Every Thurs at Meredith Hall, Fraser St, Merivale (near Yatton Park) 7.30pm. Have control over those constant thoughts! Find peace & the joy of life. Enjoy good health & better quality of sleep. Ian 576 2032

Keynotes 4 Part Harmony

Open night tonight. Women's chorus meet every Thurs at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave 7pm. Sing for fun & health. Nora 544 2614

More Than Crafts

Every Thurs at Greerton Bible Church 9.30-11.30am. Ceramics, dolls, art, cards etc. 571 1949

Orange City Square & Round Dance Club

Tuesday morning postponed until April. Weds Advanced, Thurs Club night 7.30pm. Frontiersmen's Hall. 543 1063

Otumoetai Hockey Club

Men's & Women's teams available for senior hockey. New players welcome. Season commences early April. Caroline 576 5178 or 027 283 2153 cjbigham@hotmail.com

Salsa on the Strand

Presented by Bay Salsa at La Mexica 8pm. Intro class, followed by social dancing. No partner required. www.baysalsa.co.nz

Sunshine Dance Group

Learn sequence dancing every Thurs at Baptist Church Hall, cnr 13th Ave/Cameron Rd 7-8.30pm followed by dancing until 10pm. $2pp entrance includes supper. Jan 544 4379

Tauranga Heart Support Group

Low impact group exercise class for those with or at risk of heart & associated diseases. Every Mon & Thurs at City Church, Otumoetai Rd 9.30-10.30am. $4pp. Diana 021 0476 155

Tennis Seniors WBOP

Players 35 years +. Tauranga Lawn Tennis Club, Wharepai Domain 9am - 12pm. New members welcome, $4 ball fee. Lynda tswbop@gmail.com 0210 576 601

The Nukes

Arts on Tour at Baycourt 7.30pm. www.baycourt.co.nz

Friday 3 March

Brick Kids Te Puke - Lego Club

Term time school aged children. Every Fri at Te Puke Library 3.30-4.30pm. Free entry.

Chess Tauranga

Tauranga RSA, Greerton 5-7pm, for the whole family. Longer if necessary for longer games. Incl casual games. Standard chess rules. Werner 548 1111 http:/www.westernbopchess.weebly.com/

The Sociables

A 30's/40's age group of males & females that meet up once a week to socialise by dining out or participating in local activities & events. 022 0120 376

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