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Friday, October 31, 2014

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Friday 31 October

Fairy/Scary Party

Katikati Resource Centre 4-6pm. Games, dancing, magic, stories, pizzas, gifts. Entrance koha. 577 1753 or 027 274 8753. A Christina Productions Event.

Halos & Heros

Mount Ocean Sports Centre 5.30-7.30pm. Join us for a fun night of games & activities for kids aged 3-12years. Come dressed as an angel or superhero. Prizes for best costumes! Gold coin donation. Children must be accompanied by an adult. or 021 625 344

Halloween Ball

Dinner & dance at Sir Tristan Lounge, Tauranga Race Course 7pm start. Live band, Halloween treats, photo booth, raffles, best costume prize & more. $55 per ticket, available from Countdown Papamoa or Fraser Cove. Kids hospital appeal.

Halloween Hoedown

Presented by Richard O'Brien & his musical mates, along with St John Katikati. Held at Katikati Primary School, Beach Rd, Katikati 7-11.30pm. Music, dancing, cash bar, prizes for best dressed. Tickets $30 available from Katikati Info Centre or Molly's at Waihi Beach.

Light Party

A positive alternative to Halloween at St Peters in the City, 130 Spring St, Tauranga 4-6.30pm. Dr Seuss theme. Gold coin donation. 578 9608

Omokoroa Playcentre Fundraiser

At Omokoroa Settlers Hall 7pm. Omokoroa playcentre clothing swap, $10 for bubbles/nibbles & clothes galore. Email: ph/txt 021 922 751

Original Art Sale

By Tauranga Society of Arts Inc at Community Centre, Elizabeth St West. Oct 31 - Nov 1 9.30am - 5pm. Nov 2 9.30am - 4pm. Amazing selection of original art. Cash & carry.

Saints & Angels Fair

(Alternative to Halloween)St Mary's carpark (opp Baywave). Drop in anytime between 4.30-6.30pm. Free games, snacks, activities, bouncy castle, small cost for hot food. 575 9945

Trick or Treat

At Fraser Cove this Halloween with Dollar Value 3.30-5.30pm. Balloonists, spot prizes, give-aways, costume contest, music & games.


Saturday 1 November

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Art & Craft Fair

Nov 8 & 9 at Greenwood Park Lifestyle Village, 10 Welcome Bay Rd 10am - 3pm. Popular annual fair. Refreshments. Excellent Christmas shopping opportunity.

Art in the Park

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

Baypark Family Speedway

Fireworks evening - Stock Car Possibles v Probables Team Race.

Civic Choir Tauranga

Presents Faure Requiem Jongen Mass with Brass Ensemble. Wesley Church, 13th Ave, Tauranga 7.30pm. Tickets $25 at door. Heather 575 9092

Come Dance the Night Away

Sequence & old time dancing, Greerton Hall 7.30-11pm. Great music & supper. Entry $6, all welcome. Run by Tauranga Social Dance. Garry 543 0051

Come Dance the Night Away

Sequence & old time dancing, Greerton Hall 7.30-11pm. Great music & supper. Entry $6. Run by Tauranga Social Dance. Garry 543 0051

Conservation Week

Nov 1-9. Tours, guided walks & a family fun day.

Genealogy Presentation

By Jan Gow QSM at St James church Hall, Pooles Rd, Greerton 10am - 3pm. $5, morning & afternoon tea included. Bookings essential. Ann 548 0291

Katikati Monster Book Sale

At Katikati Memorial Hall 8am - 5pm. Books, tapes, CDs, DVDs, jigsaws & indoor games for sale. Funds raised go to Katikati Catholic Parish & wider community.

Katikati Mural Tours

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

Medjugorje - Myth or Miracle

Fundraising evening film at St Mary's School, Blessed Anne Marie Javouhey Centre, 13th Ave, Tauranga 7.30pm. Koha (donation) toward making the film. Q&A session with film producer/director. Supper provided.

Messianic Weekly Meetings

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

Model Aircraft Flying

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

St Enoch's Church Fair

Nov 22 at 134 16th Ave 8am. Auction, books, baking, sweets, white elephant, plants & more. Quality items needed for the fair eg books (no magazines), white elephant, auction items etc. 578 3040

Tauranga Farmers Market

Tauranga Primary School cnr 5th Ave & Cameron Rd every Sat 7.45am - 12pm. Fresh & artisian produced food. Trixie 552 5278 or

Tauranga Synchro - Have a Go Day

Nov 15 at Baywave 9-10am. Just turn up or ph Ange 552 5416

Te Puke's First Spring Festival

At Jubilee Park 9am - 3pm. Entertainment, food & more than 40 community groups showcasing their activities & fundraising. Also a chance to give feedback on Te Puke's 10-year Community Development Plan.

Welcome Bay Markets

First Sat of month at Welcome Bay Hall car park 9am - 12pm. Stalls $5. 544 9774 or

Wbesi, Keep the Scene Clean

Meet at Waihi Beach Community Centre 9.30am for clean up of district's litter. Zenya 07 863 1357

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. or 571 3710


Sunday 2 November

Bay Bible Fellowship/Lord's Day

Welcome Bay Primary School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd 10am. Praise & worship. Lincoln Forlong teaches from Psalm 79 “Prolonged pain for God's glory.”

Bethlehem Lions Market

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

Bible Seminars

Every Sun at Greerton Senior Citizen's Hall, Maitland St, Greerton 1.45pm. Title: “Elijah - God's prophet, lessons for us.” Interactive, Q&A. Refreshments provided. Vic 543 0504

BOP ICD Support Group

Meet Nov 16 at Daniels in the Park, 11th Ave 1pm. RSVP:

BOP Men's Choir Concert

At St Enoch's Presbyterian Church, 16th Ave, Tauranga 2.30pm. Free admission, an offering will be taken for the work of Bible Society NZ.

Civic Choir Tauranga

Presents Faure Requiem Jongen Mass with Brass Ensemble. Wesley Church, 13th Ave, Tauranga 2.30pm. Tickets $25 at door. Heather 575 9092

Club Mt Maunganui

Melbourne Cup Calcutta 2pm. Members & affiliated guests welcome. 575 4886

Czech School for Children

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

Falun Dafa

Simple exercises to liberate your mind & energise your body. Free to learn. At Memorial Park by the fountain 1st & 2nd Sundays 9.45am. Judy 576 9683 or txt 021 0425 398

Free Blues Rock Concert & Meal

“The Romany Stones” at Central Baptist Church cnr 13th Ave & Cameron Rd 4pm. Peter 022 323 9102

Mount Mainstreet Farmers Market

Every Sun in Phoenix car park 9am - 1pm. Fresh fruit & veges, breads, cheese, oils, plants & more. All home grown & home made. 575 9911

NZ Iris Society BOP Iris Group

Annual show at Legion of Frontiersmen's Hall, Elizabeth St West 10am - 4pm. Plants for sale. $2 entry.


Every Sun, Tues & Thurs at Cliff Rd 12.45pm. Boules available, tuition given. 1st 3 visits free. 572 3768

Quakers in Tauranga

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


Come to Te Puna Quarry Park 10am - 4pm & enjoy a day of crafts, produce, entertainment, food & drink. Giant garage sale, abseiling & more. Adults $2 entry. Parking at bottom of paddock with buses running up to park all day.

Radio Controlled Model Power Boats

Racing at Lake Taurikura off Taurikura Drive in the industrial area of the Lakes subdivision 10am. Follow the RC boat signs. Brian 548 1334

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

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

Tauranga Historical Society

Meet at Brain Watkins House 2pm. Members please bring a story, photograph or memento connecting a family member with World War 1. 574 4965

Tauranga Organ & Keyboard Society

Meet 1st Sun of month at Carmel Village, Hollister Lane 1.30pm. All welcome to play or listen. Carol 574 0228

Tauranga Spiritual Society Inc

Clairvoyant readings & education. Guest speaker: Yasamiko. Senior Citizen's Hall, 14 Norris St, doors open 6.30pm for 7pm. Members $3, non $5. 022 0670 467

Tauranga Theatre Organ Society

Present “The Mighty Wurlitzer” Outside the Box featuring Nathan Avakian 2pm. For tickets: or 0800 842 538

Tauranga Underwater Hockey Club

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

Tauranga Young Classical Musicians Soc

Concert at St Enoch's Church, 16th Ave 2.30pm. Come & listen to our young talent.

Te Puke Forest & Bird

Tarawera Lake walk Nov 16. Take launch from the landing, hot pool, swim, brisk 2 ½ hr scenic walk. Launch $17 adults, $12 children. Car $10. Numbers limited. John 573 5350

Te Puke Spiritual Discussion Group

1st, 3rd & 5th Sun of month at Hair Linez, old railway Station, Jellicoe St 10.30-11.30am. $3 door. Meeting of spiritual minds, to learn & share with each other. Elaine 573 5361 or FB Hair Linez for details.

Weekend Activities for the over 60's

Walks, dinners, day trips & good times. Zeana 544 1513


Monday 3 November

Amazing Journeys

Escorted group tours information evening. Find out the details of our 2 fantastic escorted tours for 2015. Alaskan Cruising & Murray River Cruise. At House of Travel Tauranga cnr Willow & Spring Sts 7pm. 577 3079

Badminton - Summer Club

Bethlehem College Events Centre every Mon 7.30-9.30pm. $5pp. All players welcome, racquets available.

Bay of Plenty Pipes & Drums

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

Bay Salsa Beginner Salsa Lessons

Otumoetai Action Centre 6.45pm.New intake every 4 weeks. $15 per class.

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.

Cherrywood Probus Club

Meet 2nd Mon of month at Citizens Club, 13th Ave 10am. New members & visitors welcome. Pam 578 3757

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 6-11pm Noel 579 5412

Citizens Advice Bureau

Free, confidential info & advice about anything call in Mon - Fri at 38 Hamilton St, Tauranga 9am - 5pm or freephone 0800 367 222 or 578 1592. JP service every Mon 1-5pm, Weds & Thurs 9am - 11.30am. Weds CAB service at Welcome Bay Community Centre 9.30am - 12.30pm, Fri at Mount Library 11.30am - 1.30pm. No appointment necessary.

Fitness League

Safe effective, low impact fun exercise set to music using the Bagot Stack technique, designed for women of all ages & abilities. First class free. Every Mon at Settlers Hall Omokoroa 9.30am & Tues St Johns Anglican Church Waihi 9.30am. Dorothy 549 3378

Free Course on Budgeting

Defeat debt. Take control. Get ahead. Nov 3, 10 & 17 at Elim Christian Centre, Tauranga 571 2910

Steady as you Go Falls Prevention Classes

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

Harmony a Plenty Barbershop Chorus

Every Mon at Bethlehem Community Church, Moffat Rd 7pm. New members welcome. 572 3345 or

Junction Mental Health Peer Support

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


Every Mon at Arataki Community Centre 12.30-4pm. New players welcome. Jan 576 3455


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

Mt Maunganui Bridge Club

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

Omanu Bowling Club

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

Recycled Teenagers

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

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 Drum Circle

Come share the fun of a drum circle with hand drums & percussion, beginners welcome. Every Mon at Arataki Community Centre, Mt Maunganui 4-7pm. $2-$3 for hall hire. Nigel 027 208 4806

Tauranga RSA Indoor Bowls

Mon report 12.45pm for 1pm start. Weds 3.45 for 4pm start. Leanne 570 0154

Tauranga Senior Citizens Club

Cards, 500 & Bridge Mon & Thurs. Indoor Bowls Tues, Weds & Sat at 14 Norris St, behind Pak n Save 1-4pm. Register by 12.45pm. $2 includes afternoon tea. New members welcome.

Tauranga Senior Citizens Club Indoor Bowls

Every Mon at St Columba Church Hall, 502 Otumoetai Rd 1-4pm. Names in by 12.45pm. $3 entry includes afternoon tea. New members welcome. 571 6663

Tauranga UFO & Paranormal Soc

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

Toughlove Parent Support Group

Meet every Mon at Totara House, 1428 Cameron Rd, Greerton 7-9pm. No need to register. 543 3194

Twilight Bowls

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

Women's Health Night

For women only Nov 10 at Katikati RSA & Citizen's Club 7.15pm. Hear eminent health practitioners including cardiologist, gynaecologist and sport & recreation. Numbers limited. Free tickets from Katikati Community Resource Centre, Katikati Medical Centre, Katikati Pharmacy, Omokoroa Pharmacy, Waihi Beach Chemist. Spot prizes & Major prize draw.

Yoga with HanneHatha

Every Mon & Weds 9.30am & Mon 5.30pm in Bethlehem. Gentle hatha yoga. Hanne 027 244 6710


Tuesday 4 November

2014 @ The Clothesline

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

Altrusa Club of Tauranga

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

Bayfair Petanque Club

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

Bethlehem Pottery Club

Every Tues & Thurs at 13 Bethlehem Rd 10am - 3pm. Jane 552 0046

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

Cards 500

Every Tues & Thurs at Mount Senior Citz, 345 Maunganui Rd 12.45pm. 575 4650

Chen Wu Kuan Kung Fu

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

Children's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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

Club Mt Maunganui

Melbourne Cup today. George Simons calling. Members, affiliated members & guests welcome. 575 4886

Depression Support Group

For people with an experience of depression 1-2pm. Junction 579 9890 for info or if you need a ride.

Diamond Fellowship - 60+

First & third Tues at Salvation Army, cnr 5th Ave & Cameron Rd 10am. This week: Colin Alison - violin maker & player. Don't miss this special morning. Bring a plate for shared lunch. New members welcome. Jennifer, Salvation Army 578 4264 extn 712

Dimensions of the Soul

Practical workshops covering the 120 dimensions of the soul & beyond. Attain connection with your God-self, spiritual healing in your daily life. Integrated Therapies 571 5188

Hwa Rang Tae Kwon Do

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

Israeli Dancing

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

Loren & Mark

Presented by Arts on Tour NZ at Baycourt 7.30pm. 0800 842 538 or

Men's Health Night

For women only at Katikati RSA & Citizens Club 7.15pm. Hear eminent health practitioners including cardiologist, urologist and principal mediator. Numbers limited. Free tickets from Katikati Community Resource Centre, Katikati Medical Centre, Katikati Pharmacy, Omokoroa Pharmacy, Waihi Beach Chemist. Spot prizes & Major prize draw.


For people new to the Tauranga area. Meet every first & third Tues of month at The Raft, 65 Chapel St 5pm. Email:

Mountain Bike Demo Day

Come along & have a trash around on some of the best mountain bikes Merida & Kona have to offer at Oropi Mountain Bike Park 4pm. Fun & free.

Music For Seniors

Varying performers each month. Greerton Hall, 1263 Cameron Rd, Greerton 10-11.30am. $4 at door, RSVP 571 4228

Neighbourhood Run for Beginners

Cheyne Rd neighbourhood. Run & fitness. Every Tues, Thurs & Fri 6am start. Free. Svetlana 027 616 2124

NZ Premiere of “Surviving Earth”

Documentary, hosted by Tauranga monthly film nights. Are you & your family ready for big changes ahead? Guest speaker: Andrew Martin. Wesley Centre, 100 13th Ave 7.30pm. $8 entry, cash only, at door (includes refreshments). Ron 544 5360

Ocean Running Club

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

Orange City Square & Round Dance Club

Tues morning class 10am - 12pm, Weds Advanced, Thurs club night & new dancers, 7.30pm. Frontiersmen's Hall. 543 1063

Otumoetai Toastmasters

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

Pregnant? Parenting?

Free teen parent drop-in service Te Puke. Every Tues at 100 Jellicoe St 2-4pm. Need information/support? Tiffany 027 559 9324

Saintly Shakers Preschool Music

Every Tues at St Peter's Church, Victoria Rd, Mt Maunganui 10am and every Thurs at St Mary's Church, Bayfair 9.30am. $3 per family. 575 9945

Separated Fathers

Do you require support after your separation? Do you need to understand the documents you have been served? Union of Fathers meet every Tues at ‘Dad's Place' 538 Fraser St 7.30pm. 928 4323

Sequence Dancing

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

Tauranga Acoustic Music Club

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

Tauranga Toastmasters

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


Wednesday 5 November

Age Concern Walking Group

Meet at end of Sterling Gate Drive, Bethlehem 10am. All welcome. 578 2631

Arabian Spice Belly Dance Group

Learn this ancient form of dance while having fun & meeting people. Every Weds at St Columba Church, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Tauranga 6-8.30pm. Txt 021 124 5982 email:

Baywide Community Law Service

Drop in clinic every Weds at 63 Willow St 5-6.30pm. No appointment necessary. Free legal assistance. 571 6812. Every Tues morning at Te Puke Clinic. For appointment 573 5614. Every Thurs morning at Katikati Clinic. For appointment 549 0399

Bowls Indoor:

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

Cribbage Club Tauranga RSA Greerton

New members wanted for this long established club, all ages. Every Weds 1-3.30pm. Entrance $3. Robert 579 1342

Diabetes Help Tauranga Support Group

Church of Christ, 1400 Cameron Rd, Greerton 2pm. All welcome. Free diabetes support available 24/7 571 3422

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

Annual General Meeting at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Kevin 543 4044

Global Hearts Exercise Group

Weds 2pm & Fri 11am. Provides group activities combined with health education that encourages members to live a healthy & active lifestyle. Proudly supported by NZ Heart Foundation. Amber 575 0470

Greerton Gold Leisure Marching Team

All ladies invited to practice with them every Weds at Morland Fox Park 8-9.30am. No experience required. Marion 578 1108

Healing Rooms

Every Weds at Bethlehem Town Centre, corner shop behind PO/Bookstore 1-3pm. Christian prayer for healing. 021 110 0878

ICONZ for Girls

Every Weds at Welcome Bay Community Centre, W/Bay Rd, behind hall 4.15-5.45pm. For girls aged 7-11yrs (yr 3-6). Badges, games, stories & more. Carolyn 544 0400

Kiwi Toasters

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

Mount Healing & Spiritual Centre

Fellowship & celebration at Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mount. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm. Guest speaker: Sharon McAuliffe - mediumship. Door charge $3. Janet 027 264 0226

Opera Forum Tauranga

“Mikado”, one of Gilbert & Sullivan's funniest comedies at Tauranga Club 19 Nov 5.45pm. Complimentary wine, finger foods, lucky ticket draw & opera screening. Tickets from Creative Tauranga. Info 928 5270 or 577 0583

Scottish Country Dancing

Weds at Senior Citizens Hall, Maunganui Rd Beginners class 6pm, regular class 7.30pm. Fri at Papamoa Primary School Hall, Dickson Rd 7pm Children over 8 years welcome. 573 5055

Serious Coffee

Great coffee & lively chat for women. Biblical teaching, discussion, guest speakers. Creche facilities. Every Weds at Bethlehem Baptist Church 9.30-11.30am.

Social Tennis

Every Weds at Welcome Bay Tennis Courts 9am. Men & women. Dorreen 577 0462

Tauranga Embroider's Guild

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

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group

Demeter Rd to Whataroa Falls & return. Grade moderate, approx 5.5hrs. Pat 544 0670

Tauranga South Garden Club

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

Toastmasters - City Early Start

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

Weds during school term at TYPBC, Keith Allan Drive, Sulphur Pt 6.15-9pm. Micah 021 336 719 or or


Thursday 6 November

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

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

Awesome Clothing Sale

Good quality, all sizes & styles - men's, women's, children's, shoes, sheets, duvets etc. Only $2 a bag, you pick. Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga 9.30-10.30am rain or shine. Organised by Turning Point Trust. 578 6934

Community Bible Study International

At 14th Ave Gospel Centre 10am - 12pm for a non denominational in depth Bible Study until Nov 6. Jack/Betty 544 3809

Dine Down at the Village

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

Dinner in the Domain

Every Thurs from Nov 6 - March 26 5.30pm, an artisan food market in Papamoa Domain. Event launch today features live performance by Tiki Taane.

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

French Connection

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

Happiness & Our Mind

Drop-in meditation classes, beginners welcome. Classes self-contained so start any date. Cost $14 per class. Otumoetai Plunket, 59 Otumoetai Rd. Monthly classes, next class Nov 6 7-8.30pm.

Healing Rooms

Fashion Island Papamoa, next to Esquires Coffee Shop 10.30am - 12.30pm. No appointment necessary, no charge. Christian prayer for healing. 022 120 5406

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

Mainly Music

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

More Than Craft

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

Mount Art Group

Every Thurs at St Peter's Church Hall, 11 Victoria Rd, Mt Maunganui 9am - 1pm. Visitors welcome. Merilynn 575 6777

Mount Underwater Club

Club night at Mount Ocean Sports Clubrooms (Cnr the Mall & Salisbury Ave, Mt Maunganui) 7.30pm. Presentation on member's trip to Komodo. New members welcome. Gail 570 1935 or 021 471 768

Mt Maunganui Creative Fibre

Every Thurs at Arataki Community Centre 9am - 1pm. Share & learn spinning, weaving, crochet, knitting, felting & other creative crafts. Visitors & new members welcome. Jan 574 1265

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.

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

Tauranga Herb Society

Meet at St Enoch's Church Hall, 16th Ave 7pm. Topic: Organic garden sprays & insect repellents. All welcome.

Tauranga Writers

If you're interested in becoming a writer, why not come along? Alzheimers Society House, 116 13th Ave 7-9pm. 576 9212 or

Toastmasters - Kickstart Club

Have fun while learning to speak confidently. Breakfast meeting at Alimento Cafe, 1st Ave, Tauranga 7-8.15am. Guests welcome. Helen 571 6181

Young Parents Group

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


Friday 7 November

10pin Bowling Quicksilver League

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

Alcoholics Anonymous

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


Friday twilight games at Gate Pa Bowling Club start 14 Nov 5.30-6.30pm for 6 weeks. Open to all. Flat shoes. Tim 027 577 3560

Chess Tauranga

Every Fri at Tauranga RSA, Greerton 6pm onwards for the whole family. Werner 548 1111

Entertaining Angels

A night of music, comedy & inspiration for all. Malcolm Gordon - tunes; Tammy Rose Wiley & Esmerelda Smith - inspiration; James Keating - laughs. A charity fundraising to help children feel safe at home. Nov 14 at 8 Dee St 7-9pm. Tickets $15, incl light refreshments. or 0508 484 253

Free Immigration Assessment

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

Free Immigration Clinic

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

Gay/Bi Men Support Group

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

ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support

BOP EasiYoga 11am - 12pm. Gentle exercises. Bring your own mat. Tina 281 1480 or email:

Nak Rop Muay Thai Kickboxing

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

Tauranga Machine Embroidery Club

Show of work Nov 28 at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave 10am - 3pm. Sales table, working sewing machines, light refreshments available. $2 entry - no eftpos.


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