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Sunday, March 29, 2015

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Sunday 29 March

Bay Bible Fellowship/Lord's Day

Join for worship. God's character on display. Colossians 3:1-4 “Minds focussed on Christ.” Pastor Lincoln Forlong. Welcome Bay Primary School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd 10am.

Bee Interest Group

Monthly meeting at 242 Woodland Rd, Katikati 2pm. Bring your bee suit & something to share for afternoon tea. Gordon 027 544 2882

Bethlehem Te Puna Lions Market

Over 100 stalls at 17th Avenue Historic Village from 9am.

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

Bruce Galloway Guided Bike Rides

Meet at 17th Ave West (Historic Village) 9-11.30am. 577 5243

Choral Evensong

At St Peter's Anglican Church, Victoria Rd, Mt Maunganui 4pm. Visitors welcome.

Czech & Slovak Club

“Noc s Andersenem” an afternoon with story reading, carnival & games. Matua Hall, Levers Rd, Tauranga., email or Jana 579 3918

Have You had a Spiritual Experience

Attend a fascinating 3 week discussion for people of all faiths. Free book & CD. Hillier Centre, 39 Gloucester Rd, Mount 10.30am - 12pm. 021 976 691. Sponsored by ECKANKAR NZ

Home Computer Club (Tga) Inc

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

Maketu Rotary Club Market

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

Mount Mainstreet Farmers Market

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

Neighbours Day Aotearoa

Family fun day at Simpson Reserve cnr Parton & Dickson Rd, Papamoa 10am - 3pm. Showcase of local community groups & non-profit organisations, with food stalls, bouncy castles & prizes up for grabs. To register ph Tita 027 654 8781 or

NZ Assn of Rationalists & Humanists

BOP branch - speaker: Abby Munro “Vaccinations.” General discussion at Alzheimers House, 116 13th Ave 1.30-3.30pm. Judi 576 6872


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

Riverboat Ramble

Mark Taipari live on the Otunui Paddleboat, cruising 2hrs up the Wairoa River from 3-5pm. Bring a picnic. Bookings essential at Peter 0274 183 930

St Peter's Chancel Choir

Evensong at St Peter's Anglican Church, 15 Victoria Road Mount 4pm.

Taize Service

Come & join us for a quiet, contemplative service based on the style & music of the Taize Community in France. At St George's Church, Gate Pa 7pm.

Tauranga Night Market

Arts, crafts, jewellery, fresh produce, food stalls & more. Bayfair Shopping Centre, cnr Maunganui Rd & Girven Rd, Mt Maunganui 5.30-11pm. Free entry. 022 588 2282 or email:

Tauranga Spiritual Society Inc

Mini Expo. Healers & readers. Senior Citizens Hall, 14 Norris St, doors open 6.30pm for 1pm. Members $5, non $10 (inc membership). 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

Weekend Activities for the Over 60's

Walks, dinners, day trips & good times. Gloria 544 1834

Welcome Bay Neighbours Day

An event for the entire family. Bouncy castles, treasure hunt, waterslide, $12 hangi & more at Tye Park 10am - 3pm.

Monday 30 March

Achieve Toastmasters

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


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

Bay of Plenty Pipes & Drums

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

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.

BOP Tree Society Inc

AGM at McLarens Falls Park, upper hostel 1.30pm. Election of Officers & general business. 543 2152

Cancer Society

Mix & match open talks at 111 Cameron Rd, Tauranga 10-11.30am. 571 2035

Cherrywood Probus

Meet 2nd Mon of month at Tauranga Citizens Club, 13th Ave 10am. New members 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 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.

Civic Choir Tauranga

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

Creative Fibre

Meet every 1st, 3rd & 5th Tues at Omokoroa Settlers Hall, Omokoroa Rd 9.30am - 2pm. Marie 579 1230

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

FreshMoves Dance Festival “Innovation”

Baycourt 7pm. Featuring: Te Puke Primary, Te Puke Intermediate, Pongakawa, Matahui, Omanu, Pyes Pa, Greenpark. Tickets through Ticketek.

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 & advocacy: coffee & chat 10am – 12pm. Junction 579 9890

Leisure Marching

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

Meditation Group

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

Monday Night Dance Group

Learn sequence dancing every Mon at St Pats Hall, Beatty Ave, Te Puke 6.30-8.30pm. Sequence dancing for learners & advanced dancers. Gordon 572 0060

Nam Wah Pai Kung Fu

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

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

Omanu Bowling Club

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

Otumoetai Indoor Bowls

Box Drawn Triples, Matua Primary School Hall, Clivedene St, 7.15pm. New members welcome. Karen 576 0443


At Mt Maunganui RSA every Mon 12.15pm & Weds 6.15pm. New members welcome, tuition available. Keith 021 170 2394

St Columba Indoor Bowling Club

Every Mon at Church Hall, 502 Otumoetai Rd. Names in by 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Entry $2. New members welcome. Paul 576 6324

Tauranga Brass

Meet at Frontiersmen's Hall, Elizabeth St West 7-9pm. New players welcome. Some instruments available. Peter 572 4358

Tauranga Creative Fibre

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

Tauranga's Hidden Jewel

Join the BOP Tree Society on a guided walk around the many trails in the park. McLaren Falls, McLaren Falls Rd, Tauranga 10.30am – 12pm. Part of Play in the Bay's Walk Month. Register 578 0016

Tauranga Open Support Group

Support for those with a cancer diagnosis & their partners/support persons. 2nd Mon of month at Cancer Society Rooms, 111 Cameron Rd, Tauranga 1.30-3pm. 571 2035

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.

Theatre Club Nights

Learn about theatre without any pressure to ‘perform'. First Mon of month at Litt Park Theatre, Park Lane, Te Puke 7pm. Jim 575 8977

Water for the Soul

Do you feel spiritually isolated? Study Genesis to Revelation in a way that comes alive. Join us for evening study, relationship & social times. Vivienne 571 5188 or 021 264 6002


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 9.15am & 10.30am. Sit & Be Fit 11.30am at Papamoa Community Centre. Smooth Movers Weds 9.15am Welcome Bay Hall, Welcome Bay Rd. Sit & Be Fit 11am Greenwood Park Village, Welcome Bay. Thurs: Otumoetai Action Centre, Windsor Rd 9am. Bethlehem Hall, Bethlehem Rd 10.30am. Fri: Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Rd 9.15am & 10.30am. 578 9272

Yoga with HanneHatha

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

Tuesday 31 March

ABC - Avenues Badminton Club

Every Tues at Tauranga Intermediate School Sports Centre. Juniors 6-7.30pm (term time). Seniors (Adults) 7.30-9.30pm. Club racquets & coaching available. Delwyn 027 212 4720

Alcoholics Anonymous Mt Maunganui.

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

Altrusa Club of Tauranga

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

At the Clothesline

Quality pre-loved clothing. Children $1, adults $2 every Tues & Fri at 36d MacDonald St, Mt Maunganui (Face2Face Church) 10am - 2pm. Also prayer for the sick on request.

Badminton (Social)

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

Balmorals Marching Team

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

Bayfair Petanque Club

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

Bay of Plenty Tech Start-Up Investment Opportunity - Information Evening

Bay of Plenty residents are being invited to learn about a rare investment opportunity in local technology business SellShed.

The company is set to launch internationally and are holding an information evening for interested investors on the evening of Tuesday, 31 March, 2015 at a local seaside venue on The Strand, Tauranga.

Doors open at 5:30pm on 31st March.  Numbers are strictly limited, so please RSVP - a formal invite will be issued once your RSVP is received.

The SellShed crowdfunding offer is live until 9 April, 2015. For more information, visit or

Bethlehem Pottery Club

Open Tues, Weds, Thurs 10am - 3pm or when the flag is flying. Call in to meet the members & find out how to join or email:

Brookfield Walking Group

Meet every Tues & Fri at St Stephens Church, Brookfield Tce, Otumoetai 9am. New members welcome. Judy 576 6443

Cards 500

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


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

Excel Toastmasters

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

FreshMoves Dance Festival “Innovation”

Baycourt 7pm. Featuring: Papamoa Primary, Mount Intermediate, Te Puna, Te Kura o Te Paroa, Matua, Te Akau Ki Papamoa. Tickets through Ticketek.

Golden Kiwis Leisure Marching Team

Fun, fellowship, exercise for ladies 55+ at Blake Park netball courts 10am. Coreen 570 0172

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:

Home Instead Senior Care

Reminder that the community music event for April 7 at Greerton Hall is cancelled.

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

Meditation - Free 6 Week Course

Every Tues at Senior Citizens Hall, Norris St (behind Pak n Save) 7pm. Join in any time. Ian 576 2032

Mount Morning Badminton

Social, competitive, all ages, beginners welcome. Racquets available. Every Tues at Mount Sports Centre, Blake Park 9am - 12pm. Visitors $5 per session. Maxeen 575 016

Mount Scottish Society AGM

April 8 at 57 Wairoa Rd 7.30pm. Following the AGM tea/coffee will be served. Elizabeth 544 5633

Nam Wah Pai Kung Fu

Training at Tauranga Boys College 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

Ocean Running Club

Every Tues 5k Family Fun Run or walk during daylight saving. Registration at Mt Ocean Sports Club, Pilot Bay from 5.15pm. Walkers start from 5.30pm Runners 6pm. $5 entry, free drink & spot prizes. Phil 021 383 354

Otumoetai Toastmasters

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

Overeaters Anonymous

Is your eating affecting the way you, or someone else, live your lives? Overeating, undereating - meet every Tues at Church of Christ, 1400 Cameron Rd 7-8pm. 544 1213

Preschool Music

Bring your preschool children along for music, dancing, social interaction & morning tea. Saintly Shakers every Tues at St Peter's Church, Victoria Rd, Mt Maunganui 10am & every Thurs at St Mary's Church, Bayfair 9.30am. $3 per family. 575 9945

Seasons Group

For children & youth who have experience of separated parents, or a family member having died or moved away. Meet every Tues or Thurs 4-5pm in Mt Maunganui. Children talk together about their loss or change. Naudeen 021 766 769 or 07 213 0218

Sequence Dancing

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

South City Bowling Club

Championship Singles (McKinley Cup). Markers please. Greerton Hall 7pm. New members welcome. Mary 541 0687

Switched On Community Seminar

Support a family member or friend who requires assistance with day to day living? Held at Arataki Community Centre 10am - 12pm. Free.

Take a Break with Craft

Every 2nd Tues at Monowai St Chapel. All ladies welcome. Betty 574 3042

Tauranga Acoustic Music Club

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

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 Samba

Practice nights every Tues at Mount Sports Club cnr Hull & Maunganui Rds 7-9pm. New members welcome. Kim 021 173 9416

Tauranga Tango Practica

A great opportunity to practice Argentine Tango in an informal setting. At The Citz Club, 170 13th Ave (opp Boys College), Tauranga 7-9.30pm. Free of charge.

Tauranga Toastmasters

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

Wednesday 1 April

Age Concern Walking Group

Meet at Carmichael Rd, Millers Rd car park 10am. All welcome. 578 2631

Arabian Spice Belly Dance Group

Learn this exciting form of dance while getting fit & meeting people. Every Weds at St Columba Church, 502 Otumoetai Rd 6.30-8.30pm. 576 4112, or

Arataki Omanu Scout Group

Keas 5.5-8yr olds Weds 5.45-6.45pm. Cubs 8-10.5yr olds Mon 6-7.30pm. Scout 10.5-14yrs olds Thurs 6-8pm. Arataki Omanu Scout Hall, Moa Park, Valley Rd, Mt Maunganui. Christine 572 2606

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

Bowls Indoor

Every Weds & Fri at Mt Maunganui Senior Citizens, 345 Maunganui Rd names in 12.45pm. 575 4650


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


‘Latin for Diverse' group exhibition at Creative Tauranga with local artists from Parent to Parent Coastal BOP & Turning Point Trust April 1-27.

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: Family Trusts (Kaimai Law) 571 6812

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Ladies Singles & Garden Forest Marine Mens Singles (Ballinger Trophy). Markers required. Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Kevin 543 4044

Gate Pa Tennis Club

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

Greerton Gold Leisure Marching Team

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

Healing Rooms

Experience God's healing touch at Fashion Island, 42 Gravatt Rd, Papamoa next to Esquires every Weds 5-6pm. No appointment necessary, no charge. or 022 120 5406

Indoor Bowls at Ohauiti

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

Kiwi Toasters - Te Puke

Mini workshop: “Meeting procedure.” Meet 1st & 3rd Weds at Jellicoe room, Te Puke Hotel 5.30-7pm. Chrissy 543 9493 or

Mount Healing & Spiritual Centre

Guest speakers: Bev King & Elaine Sollett, mediumship. Fellowship & celebration at Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mount. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm. Door charge $3. Janet 027 264 0226

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.

Scottish Country Dancing

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

Single Coffee Club 60+

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

Table Tennis Tauranga

At Memorial Hall, QEYC every Weds 1-3pm & 7-9pm & every Fri 7-9pm. Bill 578 1662

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

Waitawheta Hut direct from Franklin Rd & return. Option to return via Kauri Loop. Grade easy or moderate, approx 5.5hrs. Pat 544 0670

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 or

Thursday 2 April

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 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

Join us for a non denominational Bible study at 14th Ave Gospel Centre 10am - 12pm. Jack/Betty 544 3809

Easter Journey Walk-Through Exhibition

April 2-6, experience the Easter Journey. A multi-media, multi-sensory, interactive exhibition April 2 3-9pm, Fri 3 – Sunday 5 9am – 6pm, Mon 6 8.30am – 12pm. Bethlehem Baptist Church, 90 Bethlehem Rd. Entry by donation.

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

Grey Power Coffee Morning

Held first Thurs of every month at Village Café, next to Grey Power Office, Historic Village, 17th Ave 10am. 571 2558

Happiness & Our Mind

Drop-in meditation classes. Beginners welcome. Classes are self-contained so start any date. $14 per class. New venue: Tauranga Plunket, 471 Devonport Rd. Monthly classes, next class April 16 7-8.30pm.

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

Mount Underwater Club

Club night at Ocean Sports Clubrooms, cnr The Mall/Salisbury Ave, Mt Maunganui 7.30pm. Prize giving, supper. New members welcome. Gail 021 471 768 or

Orange City Square & Round Dance Club

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

Relationship Addiction Anonymous

A supportive self-help group for women whose relationships with men have, up to now, usually been destructive. Every Thurs at Hanmer Clinic, 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton 10-11.30am. Liz 0274 362 800

Senior Tennis

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

Simplee Cre8tive

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

Sunshine Dance Group

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

Tauranga Branch NZ Soc of Genealogists

Monthly meeting at St James church hall, Greerton 7.30pm. 578 1689

Tauranga Heart Support Group

Low impact group exercise for those with or at risk of heart disease. City Church, Otumoetai 9.30-10.30am. $3.50pp includes light refreshment. Hannah (Clinical Exercise Physiologist) 0508 227 342

Tauranga Jazz Festival

Proudly presented by Tauranga Jazz Society April 2-6.

Tauranga Machine Knitters Club Inc

AGM at St Enoch's Church Hall 1.30pm.

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

Young Parents Group

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

Friday 3 April

10pin Bowling Quicksilver League

Come for a fun morning on Friday's at 13th Ave 10.30am. We play in pairs. New members welcome. 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.

Chess Tauranga

Every Fri at Tauranga RSA, Greerton 6pm & 7pm onwards for the whole family. Werner 548 1111

Easter Services

April 3 – Join for Family Service as we learn, eat & worship at St Mary's, Bayfair 10am. Passion & communion service at St Peter's Church, Victoria Rd 1pm. April 5 Easter Sunday St Peter's Church, Victoria Rd 8am. St Mary's Church, Bayfair 10am.

Free Immigration Clinic

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

Little Shop of Horrors

Comedy horror rock musical about a florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood & flesh. Held April 17 - May 2 at Westside Theatre. Adults $30, Senior $28, child $20 from Creative Tauranga or Presented by Tauranga Musical Theatre.

Mobile Phone Workshop

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

Music to Mary

Featuring Stabat Mater by Luigi Boccherini, Salve Regina & Haec est Regina by GF Handel at St Peter's Anglican Church, 15 Victoria Rd 7.30pm.

Orchid Show

Bay of Plenty Orchid Society at Te Puke War Memorial Hall April 10 & 11 10am – 4pm. Admission $3 adult, children free.

The Sociables

30's/40's age group of males & females that meet up once a week to socialise by dining out or participating in local activities & event. Email:


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