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Saturday 26 July

34th ITF Taekwon- Do NZ National Champs

July 26 & 27 at Queen Elizabeth Youth Stadium 9am - 4pm.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Bayfair Baywide Club Rugby Finals Day

Tauranga Domain 12.45pm Premier Development (Tauranga v Greerton) 2.45pm Premier (Mount v Whakarewarewa)

Come Dancing Tonight

Sequence & old time dancing. Great music & supper. Greerton Hall 7.30-11pm. Entry $6. All welcome. Run by Tauranga Scottish Soc. Allyson 576 9194

Garage Sale & Steptoes Auction

At Katikati Memorial Hall, garage sale starts 10am, Steptoes auction starts 10am. All goods will be sold as is, where is. Don 578 9783

Hwa Rang Tae Kwon Do

Dynamic martial art suitable for family ages 5 & up. Term 3 kids/beginners classes 7 days 4pm/Sat 9.30am. The Martial Arts Academy, 154 First Ave West. First class free. Christine 021 980 878

Identify Edible Weeds in Your Garden

Turn them into nutritious food (soups, smoothies etc) workshop at 60 Garrett Rd, Welcome Bay 10am - 1pm. Cost $30 incl 60 page ebook. Register: or 0274 3058 471

ITF Taekwon-Do NZ National Champs

July 26-27 at Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre. 350 competitors (approx) Free entry. All welcome.


Greerton Hall 8am – 12pm. Crafts, plants, produce, bric-a-brac. Nancy or Merv, Waihi 07 863 6697

Messianic Weekly Meetings

The Way meet in the Kingfisher Room, Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui 10am. 570 1438

Red Cross Book Fair

July 26 & 27 at Red Cross Centre, 245 Chadwick Rd, Greerton 9am – 5pm. Donated books, magazines, records, cassette tapes, DVD's, CD's, videos, jigsaw puzzles & board games for sale. Free entry. Cash & Eftpos accepted.

Scrap Metal Fundraiser

Have a clean out now & support children with cancer. At MetalCo Yard, 26 Aerodrome Rd 9am – 12pm. If you can't transport your larger scrap items or would like a list of prohibited items ph 578 3766.

Social Dance

Aug 2 at Greerton Hall, 1247 Cameron Rd 7.30pm. BYO drinks & nibbles. All welcome. Supreme Dance Centre 544 2337 or 027 322 1786. Just come on the night.

Sydenham Botanic Park Millers Road

Weeding Bee 1-3pm. Bring hand tools & wheelbarrow.

Tauranga Farmers Market

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

The Sociables

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

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 27 July

Bay Bible Fellowship/Lord's Day

Welcome Bay Primary School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Road 10am. Praise & worship. Lincoln Forlong teaching from Galatians 3:10-18 “Who guards sin's prisoners?” All welcome.

Beekeeping Hobbyists

Meet at 501 Kaitemako Rd, Welcome Bay 2pm. Gordon 027 544 2882

Bible Seminars

Every Sun at Greerton Senior Citizen's Hall, Maitland St, Greerton 1.45pm. Title: “Getting to know God.” Interactive, Q&A. Refreshments provided. All welcome. Vic 543 0504

BOP Branch Assn of Rationalists & Humanists

Meet at Alzheimer's NZ House, 116 13th Ave, Tauranga 1.30-3.30pm. Speaker: Lyn Coker, author & interpersonal & stress management consultant from Hamilton. Judi 576 6872

BOP Community Trails

Urban Mountain Bike Rides (guided). Last Sun of month. 9am summer daylight saving, 10am winter. From 17th Ave next to Village. 1.5 – 3 hours easy rides. $5pp. 027 297 1213 or or FB BOP Community Trails.

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

BOP NZ Assn of Rationalists & Humanists

Meet last Sun of month at Alzheimer's NZ House, 116 13th Ave, Tauranga 1.30-3.30pm. Judi 576 6872

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.

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

Mix & Mingle Friendship Group 60+

Mixed company of singles 60+ that meet once a week for coffee, enjoy social dining & events. Email: or 027 439 3267

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

Nick: An Accidental Hero

An inspiring true story about an ordinary man overcoming extraordinary challenges. At Baycourt 7.30pm. or 577 7188

Palm Beach Plaza Lions Market

On the grass by McDonalds 7am – 12.30pm. Stalls must be set up by 7.30am. Great range of goods for sale including fruit & vege, arts & crafts. Fundraising stalls to support needy causes. $10 per car space. 542 2559 a/hs


Every Sun, Tues & Thurs at Cliff Rd 12.45pm. Boules available, tuition given. 1st 3 visits free. 578 3606

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

Meet Sun & Thurs at pond behind 24 Montego Drive, Papamoa 1.30pm, 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.

Spiritual Centre, the Psychic Cafe

Creating a spiritual & psychic community at Greerton Community Hall, Greerton 7pm. Crystals, auras, mini workshops & more. Free refreshments. Door charge $10, everything else free. 578 7205

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

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.

The Mikado

Presented by Tauranga Civic Choir at Bethlehem College 2pm. A truly interesting & memorable rendition of this famous comic opera.

Theosophical Society

“The search for Shamballa, City of Light” at Tauranga Yoga Club, Elizabeth St West 2pm. Entry by donation to cover costs. All welcome. June 576 6106

Weekend Activities for over 50's

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


Monday 28 July

Achieve Toastmasters

Feeling anxious about that forthcoming presentation. Learn to speak with confidence. 1st, 3rd Mon at St Stephens Hall, Otumoetai 7.30pm. Fraser 544 4579


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

Bay of Plenty Pipes & Drums

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

Beginners Salsa Lessons

Presented by Bay Salsa at Otumoetai Action Centre 6.45pm. New intake every 4 weeks. Improver salsa lessons - walk in classes 7.45pm. $15 per class.

Bethlehem Bowls

Every Mon at Bethlehem Hall, Main highway 7.15pm. First 3 nights free. 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. 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 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.

Diabetes Support

Call the Diabetes Support Line Mon - Fri for confidential & free diabetes advice & support 571 3422

Fire Brigade Bowling Club

Complete fours, club night at Greerton Hall, Cameron Rd 7pm. Sharon 543 3929

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

Genealogy Friendly Group

Meet in Mako Room, Papamoa Community Centre 1pm. Assistance offered to anyone with an interest in researching their family history. Daphne 575 4674

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. 579 9890


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

Mount RSA Indoor Bowls

Mon & Thurs. Names in by 6.45pm. New members welcome. Joy 574 8003

Otumoetai Indoor Bowls

Leads & Twos, Skips & Threes, Matua Primary School Hall, Clivedene St 7.15pm. New members welcome. Karen 576 0443

Papamoa Mah Jong Club

Meet every Mon at Papamoa Sports 12.30-4pm. Counting & non counting tables. Afternoon tea mid afternoon. $3 per session. All welcome.

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

Taekwon Do

The Silla Club train Mon & Thurs at Te Puna School Hall. All ages welcome. Gwyn 0274 587 871

Tauranga Brass Band

Practice at Legion of Frontiersmen's Hall, 165 Elizabeth St 7-9pm. New players welcome. Peter 572 4358

Tauranga Bridge Club

Sessions Mon, Weds, Thurs 7.30pm. Tues & Fri 1pm. Social bridge Thurs 1pm. 252 Ngatai Rd. 576 5022

Tauranga Civic Choir

New members welcome to join & rehearse every Mon 7.30-9.30pm. 574 6366

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

Monday club nights 8-9.30pm. Lessons 7-8pm. Tauranga RSA Cameron Rd. Website: Liz 578 9063 after 5pm.

Tauranga RSA Indoor Bowls

Mon report 12.45pm for 1pm start. Club Triples – Martin Cup. Weds 3.45 for 4pm start. Junior Club Triples. 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

The Writing Project

For people who are working on a piece of writing or who would like to be. Meet 7pm. Kaye 07 218 1411 or 021 239 7142

Toughlove Parent Support Group

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

Vision Probus Club

Meets fourth Mon in the Washington Room, Armitage Hotel 10am. 579 2289


(Active lifestyle for seniors). Smooth Movers class Mon 9-10am & 10.15-11.15am at Matua Community Hall, Levers Rd. Also 9-9.55am & 10-10.55am at Arataki Hall, Zambuk Way (off Grenada St). Tues 9.15-10.15am & 10.30-11.30am at Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Rd. Weds 9.15-10.15am Welcome Bay Hall, Welcome Bay Rd. First class free. Thurs 9-10am at Otumoetai Action Centre, Windsor Rd. Also 10.30-11.30am at Bethlehem Hall, Bethlehem Rd. Fri 9.15-10.15am at Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Rd. Also Fri at Papamoa Library 10.20am. 578 9272


Tuesday 29 July

2014 @ The Clothesline

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

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

Altrusa Club of Tauranga

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

Arataki Table Tennis

Every Tues at Arataki Community Centre 7.30pm. Social table tennis. $4 per player.

Badminton (Social)

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

Balmorals Leisure Marching Team

Ladies welcome to join aged 20-60 for fun, friendship & travel. Training every Tues at Greerton 6-8pm. Anita 571 4096 or 021 0257 6094

Bayfair Petanque Club

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

Bethlehem Pottery Club

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

Chen Wu Kuan Kung Fu

Traditional Chinese shaolin kung fu development strength, stamina & flexibility. Term 3 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 3 kids classes Thurs/Thur at Martial Arts Academy, 154 First Ave West 4.30-5.30pm. First class free. Eru 752 5534

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

Inachord Chorus Womens 4 Part Harmony

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

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

Mana Wahine

At Baycourt 7.30pm. or 577 7188

Mount Morning Badminton

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

Mount Social Table Tennis Group

Every Tues at Arataki Community Centre 7.30-9.30pm. Friendly social table tennis of all levels. $4. 575 2048

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

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

Saintly Shakers Preschool Music

Every Tues at St Peter's Church, Victoria St, Mt Maunganui 10-11am & Thurs at St Mary's Church, 1 Marlin St, Bayfair 9.30-10.30am. School term only. Music, dance, play, fun & morning tea.

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

BOP Shirley Club Walking Group

Meet every Tues outside the Mount Surf Club 9.20am. Easy walking. Cafe jaunt after. See you there.

South City Indoor Bowls Club

Club night at Greerton Hall, Tauranga. Names in by 7.15pm. Mary 541 0687

Tauranga Acoustic Music Club

McSwiggan's Irish Pub, 158 Cambridge Rd 7.30pm. Friendly jam sessions. Sing, play or just listen. Paul 579 2346 or

Tauranga Morning Badminton Club

Every Tues & Thurs at QEII Youth Centre, Memorial Park, Tauranga 9-11.30am. New players & visitors welcome. Heather 574 0976

Tauranga Scrabble Club

Tues at Tauranga Bridge Club, Ngatai Rd 9am. 3 games $3. New players welcome. 544 8372

Tauranga Toastmasters

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


Wednesday 30 July

Age Concern Walking Group

Meet at Bathurst Cres, The Lakes, Pyes Pa 10am. All welcome. 578 2631

Badminton Mt Maunganui

Club night Weds at Mount Sports Centre, Maunganui Rd 7-9pm. All past & new players welcome. Janice 575 2438 or 027 201 0529

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

Bethlehem Mah Jong Club

Every Weds at the Pavilion, Kempton Park Village, 40 Te Paeroa Rd, Bethlehem 1-4pm. Arrive 15 mins before play so tables can be allocated. Mah Jong lessons available for beginners (by prior arrangement only). Shona 552 6230

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

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

Lifestyle Engravers Champion Fours (Clarke Cup) at Greerton Hall 7pm. Names in book. Kevin 543 4044

Global Hearts Exercise Group

Weds 2-3pm & Fri 11am - 12pm. Provides group activities combined with health education that encourages members to live a healthy & active lifestyle. Proudly supported by NZ Heart Foundation. Mark 0274 444 945

Greerton Gold Leisure Marching Team

Ladies all ages invited to join them for fun, fitness & friendship 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 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

Mount Healing & Spiritual Centre

Fellowship & celebration at Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mount. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm. Meet the mediums night (Helen Anderson, Kevin Reed, Karina Williams). Door charge $5. All welcome. Janet 027 264 0226

Mt Maunganui Indoor Bowls

Play Weds nights & Sun afternoons. Allen 575 0059

Operation Cover Up

Annual party at Lifezone Church Hall, 7 Oak Lane Judea 9.45am. Please bring any knitted items with you. Speaker: Emma Stokes- ‘work she has been doing in Thailand'. Girls from Papamoa College bringing blankets they have made.

Otumoetai Care & Craft Group

Every Weds during school term at St Columba Church, Cherrywood 9am - 12.30pm. Dawn 576 7783

Pasifika Playgroup

Presented by Pacific island Community Tauranga Trust, 562 Cameron Rd every Weds during school term at Gate Pa School 9.30am - 12.30pm for 01-6yr olds. Parents/caregivers welcome. Music, stories, dance & activities. Free entry. Emma 577 1270

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

Table Tennis Tauranga

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

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group

Otanewainuku internal loop with options. Grade easy, approx 5.5hrs. Pat 544 0670

Tauranga Pryde

For gay, lesbian, bi, trans & intersex youth & friends or questioning. Social & support, 4.30pm fortnightly. Look for Tauranga Pryde on Facebook or 09 376 4155

The Parenting Children Course

For those parenting 0-10 year olds. Held every Weds from Aug 6 - Sept 3 7.15-9.30pm.

Toastmasters - City Early Start

Improve communication, leadership & teamwork skills. Every Weds at Classic Flyers Avgas Cafe 6.45-8.15am. 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

Yoga with Ocean Views

Every Weds & Fri at Fergusson Park Sports Centre (end of Tilby Dr, Matua) 9.30-10.40am. $12 casual. Stella 0210 249 3690


Thursday 31 July

Age Concern Monthly Meeting

At Hinton Lounge, Tauranga RSA, 1237 Cameron Rd 10-11.30am. Guest speaker: Dr Max Neate. The Kathleen Kilgour Centre. The new radiation therapy centre. $3pp - refreshments provided. All welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

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

Army Cadets (WBOP Cadet Unit)

Every Thurs at Tauranga Army Hall 6-9.30pm. Ages 13-17 youth development with a military flavour. Email:

Club Mt Maunganui

Social games club. Every Thurs 1.45pm. Play indoor bowls, 500 & bolivia. John 575 2422

Community Bible Study International

Join us at 14th Ave Gospel Centre 10am - 12pm for a non denominational in-depth Bible study until Sept 25. Jack/Betty 544 3809

DivorceCare for Kids

Designed for children between the ages of 5-12 who parents are separated or divorced. Every Thurs from Aug 7 - Oct 30 3.30-5pm. Rachel 578 7718

Envirohub AGM

Aug 14 at TECT Theatre, Historic Village, 17th Ave 5.30pm. All welcome. RSVP 578 6664 or email:

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 Brooklyn Eatery, The Strand between 4.30-6.30pm. Email Andrea:

Happiness & Our Mind

Drop in meditation classes. Classes are self-contained so start any date, beginners welcome. Cost $14 per class. Otumoetai Plunket, 59 Otumoetai Rd. Monthly classes - next class Aug 21 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

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 Militia Roller Derby Crew

Fresh meat info nights for anyone interested in learning more about what roller derby is about. Held at Groove Bar, Hamilton St opp fruit & vege shop) 7.30-3pm. Kid friendly event.

Mt Maunganui Creative Fibre

Meet 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

Petanque Tauranga/BOP Club

Every Thurs & Sun at Cliff Rd venue 1pm start. Jo Ann 578 3606

Salsa on the Strand

Every Thurs at La Mexica presented by Bay Salsa. Intro class 8pm followed by social dancing. Really social, 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

Taoist Tai Chi

Exercise your body, challenge your mind. New class starts today at 15 Koromiko St, Judea 12.30pm. New class starts Aug 7 at 5.15pm. Ann 577 9145

Tauranga Heart Support Group

Phase 3 rehab exercise, social events & guest speakers for those with or at risk of heart disease. Every Thurs at City Church Hall, Otumoetai Rd/Sherwood St 9.30-10.45am. Men & women welcome. Dianne 576 5031 Qualified instructor/Cardiac Care leader.

Tauranga Model Railway Club

Meet every Thurs & Tues evening 7.30pm. Ed 543 1108

Tauranga Pryde Youth Group

For lesbian, gay, bi, trans. Meet 6.30pm 1st & 3rd Weds of each month & 2nd & 4th Thurs. 22 3536 968

Tauranga Rock n Roll Social Dancers

Authentic music every Thurs at 14 Norris St, behind Pak n Save 7.30-9.30pm. $3 entry pp - supper included. Maria 576 7326

Tauranga Storytellers' Group

Meet last Thurs of month. Learn how to develop your storytelling skills. Claire 577 7220

Te Puke Table Tennis Club

Every Thurs at Te Puke Intermediate School Hall 7-9pm. Ted 573 7216

Tennis Seniors WBOP

Every Thurs at Tauranga Lawn Tennis Club, Wharepai Domain, Cameron Rd 9am - 12pm. $3 ball fee. New members & visitors welcome. Lynda 575 0627

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


Friday 1 August

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Chess Tauranga

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

Documentary Nights

Every 2nd Fri at 7pm. Many interesting & thought proviking subjects covered. Kim 576 9427 or 027 285 9611

Family History Month

Every Fri in Aug in the NZ Room, Tauranga Library 11am - 4pm, a genealogist is on duty to assist with your research. Heather 578 1689

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

Friday Friends 10 Pin Bowling League

Join our friendly league playing every Fri at 13th Ave 10 Pin 1pm (3 games). We play in pairs. New members welcome. Judy 543 4124

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

Greerton Indoor Bowling Club

Leads & 2's, 3's & Skips singles at Band Hall, Yatton St. Names in by 7.15pm. Sally 571 8914

Nak Rop Muay Kickboxing

A unique & challenging form of self discipline & fitness. Term 3 kids classes Fri at Martial Arts Academy, 154 First Ave West 4.30-5.30pm. First class free. Alexis 578 5344


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