What's On 

Thursday 20 July

A Place to Bee Free

Craft session every Thurs at Lighthouse Church 11am - 1pm. Learn a new skill, have coffee, meet new friends & have a chat

Adult Adoptee's Support Tauranga

Meet every 2nd Thursday 6pm Oyster Catcher room Arataki Community Center Zambuk Way Bayfair, next meeting 20th July contact Scott 027 565 6459

Bay City Rockers Social Rock n Roll

Dancing as well as Neon Moon, Rock n Roll Waltz. Every Thurs at Senior Citizen's Hall, Norris St 7-9.30pm. $3 entry. Gavin 027 643 6222 or Steve 027 277 9569

Community Bible Study Int

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

EmployNZ

Free Course Tauranga Library 10 – 11am to find out more about the free Retail, Hospitality, IT, Foundation Skills & Fitness Courses. Sally 027 652 1429

Fitness League

Safe, effective, low impact exercise to music using the Bagot Stack technique. Helps posture, balance & stamina. Free 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 Guitar Lessons

Every Thurs at Historic Village 10-11.30am. Limited to 3 people per day. Register with Joseph 020 408 97462

Free Meditation Classes

Every Thurs at Meredith Hall, Fraser St, Merivale (near Yatton Park) 7.30pm. Enjoy good health & better quality of sleep. David 570 1204

French Connection

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

Forest & Bird Walk (Tauranga Branch)

Railway bridge to Bayfair, bus back. Grade easy. Meet Kulim Park 8.45am. Leader Eddie 576 1849

Happiness & Our Mind

Drop-in meditation classes, beginners welcome. Classes are self-contained so start any date. Every Thurs at Greerton Library, 139 Greerton Rd 7-8.30pm. Cost $15 per class. www.meditateintauranga.org

Katikati Toastmasters

Building communication & leadership1st, 3rd & 5th Thurs of the month. Katikati Community Resource Centre, 45 Beach Rd Katikati. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Chrissy 027 296 7939

Mount/Papamoa Coffee & Chat Junction Mental Health Peer Support & Advocacy

1-2pm. Transport available if required. 543 3010

Narcotics Anonymous

Closed men's meeting every Thurs at Waipuna Park Hall, 25 Kaitemako Rd, Welcome Bay 7.30-8.30pm.

Orange City Square & Round Dance

Tuesday morning 10.00. Wednesday Advanced, Thursday Club Night & New Learner Class, 7.30 pm. Frontiersmen's Hall. Phone 543-1063.

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

Schizophrenia Support Group

Support for people who have a diagnosis of Schizophrenia. 1pm-2pm. Phone Junction on 543 3010 for further information

Simplee Cre8ive

Every Thurs at Arataki Community Centre, Bayfair 9am - 2.30pm. All crafts. Jenny 574 7401

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

Taoist Tai Chi

Exercise for body and mind. A new beginners class starts Thursday 6th July 5:30-7.00pm, 15 Koromiko Street. All welcome. Diane 021 343324.

Tauranga Heart Support Group

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

Tennis Seniors WBOP

Players 35 years plus. Tauranga Lawn Tennis Club, Wharepai Domain 9am - 12pm. $3 ball fee. Lynda tswbop@gmail.com 021 057 6601

Women's Singing Group

Every Thurs at 68 1st Ave 11am. Beginners welcome. Marie 576 1300

 

Friday 21 July

Chess Tauranga

Tauranga RSA, Greerton 5-7pm, for the whole family. Includes standard length and casual chess. Standard chess rules. Werner 548 1111 http:/www.westernbopchess.weebly.com/

Counselling Need to talk?

First session free at Arataki Community Centre. To book your appointment Karen 021 579 249

Embrace Dancing Classes

Learn West Coast Swing. First class free. Elizabeth Street Community Centre 6.45pm. Vero 021 191 161 embrace.dancing@gmail.com

Falun Dafa

Ancient wisdom applicable in 2017. Welcome to Free Exercise & Meditation Classes. Huia Rm, Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, 7pm. Judy 021 0425 398

Friday Fun Night Light Party

Come on down to Greerton Aquatic & Leisure Centre for Friday Fun Night. Enjoy heaps of fun, music & games.Tickets: Only $5 per child with family passes available! Greerton Aquatic & Leisure Centre

Genealogy Research

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

Greerton Indoor Bowling Club

Amity Triples, Tauranga City Silver Band Hall, Yatton St. Names in by 7.15pm. Sally 571 8914

Mah Jong -

Mt Maunganui Every Fri at St Andrew's Church Hall, Dee St 12.45-4pm. Joy 578 7310

Oceanside Mah Jong Club

Friday afternoons. St Peter's church hall, Victoria Rd, downtown Mount. Jayne 574 6903 or 021 611 974

Operatunity's Daytime Concert Series

Present's It's Rainin' Men! Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Rd, 11am on Friday 21st July. Tickets $34 including lunch. To book call toll free 0508 266 237 or visit www.operatunity.co.nz

Table Tennis

Tauranga Memorial Hall. Social doubles singles 1-3pm. Junior Club 3.30-5.30pm. Training squad 5.30-7pm. Club night 7.30-9.30pm. Paul 021 884 021

Taoist Tai Chi

Friday Mornings. Beginners class starting 9am Friday 4/8/2017. Have a go for free - just come along

Tauranga Lyceum Club

Women's friendship club. Catered lunch first Fri of month & dinner 3rd Weds with interesting speakers. Other activities include painting, music & bridge. 68 1st Ave. Margaret 543 3244

 

Saturday 22 July

Bay Network Singles Social Club

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

Colour your world with Colour Quest

Entertain the kids these school holidays. Fun photo challenge for the family. Easy to play. Download and print or view the Colour Quest Koru online, and take snaps of flora, fauna, structures and objects, man-made or natural. For full details www.virtuallyontrack.co.nz

Come Dancing Tonight

Come join us tonight Sat 22nd July for Sequence and Old time Dancing, Great music, supper. Greerton Hall 7.30 to 10.30pm Entry $7 All welcome. Run by Tauranga Scottish Society. Nola 576 5076

Computer Lessons

Learn in your own time, at your own pace. Tauranga Library has a free course online to meet your needs. Visit one of our libraries to register

Discover Your Life's True Purpose

Create an action plan that works for you. 22, 29 July, 5,12 Aug from 2 to 5pm. Arataki Community Centre Zambuck Way, Bayfair. Info: www.eventspronto.co.nz/meaningfullife

Friendship Force International

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

Ian's Tai Chi Class

Saturday mornings at QE Park. Cancelled for the month of June.

Katikati Playcentre

Quiz night Fairview Estate, Sharp Rd, Katikati $10pp teams of 4-8, doors open 6pm, bar meals avail to purchase, quize starts 7pm. Tickets at Fairview Estate, Katikati Information Centre, Katikati Playcentre or Sherida 027 445 6614 or Janneke 021 052 9766

Leisure Marching

Fun, fitness & friendship. Teams made up of adult members practice this non-competitive activity on various days & times throughout the week. Frances 544 1318 or 021 297 3407

LOL Laughter Wellness

Come & laugh away your winter blues. Arataki Community Centre 11-11.45am. Koha. Trish 022 036 6768 email lollaughterwellness@gmail.com

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. 544 7424 or 0210 226 3515

Narcotics Anonymous Open Meetings

Sat 7.30-8.30pm & every Sun 7-8pm, Hanmer Clinic, 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton. 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, Salvation Army Recovery Church, 375 Cameron Rd. 0800 NA TODAY

Petanque @ Club Mt Maunganui

Sat 1pm. Equip available, all levels welcome. Arnold 544 5598

Social Dance

Sat, 29 July, Greerton Hall, 1247 Cameron Rd, 7.30 pm. BYO drink & nibbles. Everyone welcome. Supreme Dance Centre 5442337 or 027 3221786. Door Sales

Sunshine Dance Group

Come and enjoy an evening of Sequence Dancing & Socialising. Tea Dance Sat 29 July, Baptist Church Hall cnr Cameron & 13th Ave, 5-9pm. $5pp, tea 6.45pm, BYO food/drink.

Tauranga Meditation Group

Intro to meditation classes 1st Tues of month 7-8.30pm. General classes every 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month. $5 koha. Blind Foundation, 160 17th Ave, Tauranga

The Art Lounge NZ

32 Devonport Rd, Exhibitions: “Wahine Korero Ake - Women Speak Out” by Aroha Mathews & “Emergence” Rory French

Village Radio

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

ZEE Market

Come along and have a bite to eat, something for everyone, Welcome Bay Hall, Saturday 10-2pm

 

Sunday 23 July

Bay Bible Fellowship/Lord's Day

Join us for our Worship & Communion service at Welcome Bay Primary School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay road. 10.00am. 1 Peter 4:7-9, “Living with urgency”. All welcome. Visit us at www.bbf.net.nz

Bible Seminars

“Jesus the bread of life - what does it mean” Interactive, Q & A. All welcome. Refreshments provided. Sunday 1:45pm at Greerton Senior Citizen's Hall, Maitland St Vic 543 0504

Croquet

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

Czech and Slovak Club Tauranga

Czech School and Playgroup 10am - 12noon, Tauranga Boys College, Devenport Rd, guests welcome!

Farmers Market - Mount Mainstreet

Farmers Market held every Sunday 9am – 1pm, rain or shine! Right in the middle of Mount Mainstreet at. Phoenix Car Park, Maunganui Rd. www.mountmainstreet.nz

Guided Art Workshops

With Vjekoslav Nemesh/ Professional, Multi-Award Winning Artist & Inspirational Tutor: 23 & 24 July, 11am-5pm. Email for further info: theartloungenz@gmail.com Mira 021 202 5061

Opera And Lied In The Mount

Soprano Imogen Thirlwall and pianist Leon Gray present works by Bach, Schubert, Donizetti, Mozart, Bellini and others. St. Peter's Anglican Church 15 Victoria Rd. Mt. Maunganui 2.30 pm $20 adults, school age children free

Papamoa Lions Club Market

Gordon Spratt Reserve, Parton Rd, Papamoa. Gates open 7am for stall holder entry. 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 1.30pm at pond behind 24 Montego Drive, Papamoa to sail Electron & similar 3ft long yachts, for fun. Adult beginners welcome. Graham 572 5419

Showcase Entertainment

Herman's Hermits at Baycourt Addison Theatre (Music) 7pm www.ticketek.co.nz 0800 ticketek

Sunday Funday

Games & activities for the whole family at Greerton Aquatic & Leisure Centre 12-3pm. Parents & caregivers are welcome & encouraged to participate. BBQ hire $15

Tauranga Musica presents

Xenia Pestova solo piano today at Graham Young Youth Theatre. Tauranga Boys College commencing at 4pm. Tickets at door

Tauranga Theosophical Society.

Join us for an informal chat with John Vorstermans, TSNZ National President. All welcome, entry by donation. Tauranga Yoga Center, 2pm. Phone 577 6042

The Original Greerton Hall Market

Sat 29 July, 8am-12pm. Crafts, plants, produce, bric-a-brac. Tea, coffee, snacks available. New stallholders welcome. Book a site Tricia/Gary 07 5431487, 027 908 2952, greertonmarket@actrix.co.nz

Toastmasters Corkers Club

Meets once a month 3rd Sunday 2pm at Zone Café, Bayfair join our happy group Phone text 021 044 5 654

Workshops

Guided Oil Painting with NEMESH, 23 & 24 July, 11am-5pm. Wellness Art Workshop with MIRA, 13-20-27 August, 11am-2pm. Info/To Book: theartloungenz@gmail.com www.theartloungenz.com

 

Monday 24 July

Achieve Toastmasters

Keep speaking, keep helping, keep succeeding. 1st, 3rd & 5th Mon of month at St Stephen's Church Hall, Brookfield, Tauranga 7.30-9.30pm. Frank or Chrissy 543 9493

Active Adults Fun Fitness

Aerobic, weights, yoga. Every Mon at Arataki Community Centre 9-10am. $7. Lynda 574 0457 or 029 230 0162

Al Anon

Support offered to those affected by someone's addiction to alcohol. Every Mon at St George's Church, Cameron Rd, Tauranga 7pm. Chrissy 281 0933

Badminton Club

Every Mon, Aquinas College, Pyes Pa 7.30-9.30pm. Adults & year 12 & above. Racquets available. Sue 0211 944 335 www.taurangabadmintonclub.co.nz

Beginner Ballroom & Latin

Would you like to Dance? Free introductory lesson every Monday. Just come along. Udance2- The Dance Centre. Club Mount Maunganui 8pm. Dean & Miki 542-1295 www.udance2.co.nz Email: udance2@xtra.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 be-hind Pak n Save. All classes 9.15-10.15am. Dianne 576 5031/027 431 4326

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

Bowls

Every Mon at Bethlehem Hall, Main Highway 7.15pm. First 3 nights free. Wendy 578 2585

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

Dance Along

Learn to dance & new dances at a great spot. Rumbas, waltzes, new vogue sequence, tangos, Cha Cha & more. Te Puke Citizens & RSA club every Mon 6.30 - 8.30pm. No cover or entry charge. Gordon/Diane 572 0060

Fitness League

Low impact exercise set to music using the Bagot Stack technique, for women of all ages & abilities. First class free. 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

Harmony A Plenty

Barber Shop Chorus. Mon nights. Bethlehem Community Church 183 Moffat Road. 543 5240

Mah Jong

Every Mon at Arataki Community Centre 1-4pm. 576 3455

Mah Jong

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

Meditation Made Easy

New 6 week course starting soon. Monday 7pm. No religious instruction. Tuition free. $5 facility fee. Email for details seekmeditation@gmail.com Tauranga Meditation Centre

Mt Maunganui Bridge Club

Every Mon 12.45-4.15pm, with junior & novice sessions 7-9.15pm. Weds 7-10.15pm. Thurs 10.45am - 2.15pm (bring your lunch). Fri 12.45-4.15pm. 60 Golf Rd. $3 members $5 visitors. Anne 572 5522

Omokoroa Beach Indoor Bowling Club

Meet at Settlers Hall, Omokoroa Rd Mon 1.30pm & Tues 7.30pm. Cost $3. Anne 548 1636

Otumoetai Indoor Bowls

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

Piloga Classes

Fusion of Pilates & yoga movements. Every Mon & Fri at Arataki Community Centre 10.05-11.20am. $15 per class.

Plunket Car Seat Clinic

Car seats checked & fitted by qualified Child Restraint Technicians. No appointment necessary. Every Mon & Thurs. Donation appreciated. 471 Devonport Road, Tauranga. 578 7813

Rebus (ex Probus)

Mens Club Of Otumoetai meets third Monday monthly at St Johns Hall Bureta Road. Dave Lowe 544 0291

Recycled Teenagers

Gentle exercise for 50's forwards. Mon & Weds, 14 Norris St, Tauranga Senior Citizens Club. Tues at St Mary's Church Hall, Girven Rd. All 9 - 10.30am. First class free. Jennifer 571 1411

St Columba Indoor Bowling Club

Otumoetai Rd, Cherrywood. Names in by 7.15pm, 7.30pm start. All playing levels welcome. Paul 576 6324

TaiChi QingGong 18 moves

A good way to improve your energy. Every Monday at 169 Elizabeth Road (Community Hall). 6.15-7.00pm. All welcome. Gold coin donation. 571 5168

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

Every Mon at Legion of Frontiersmen's Hall, 165 Elizabeth St 7- 8pm. Lessons & Social Evening of Dancing. Members $3, non-members $5. Check the Facebook pages. Malcolm 027 592 7240

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 incl afternoon tea.

Te Puke Floral Art Group

Meets Methodist Church Hall, Oroua Street Te Puke. 11am. All welcome. Ph Val 07 573 7804

Three Day Challenge

Starts every Monday. Healthy me, Healthy you project. Svetlana 0276162124

Walk for Wellness

Free group for people with cancer & their supporters. Departs 9.30am from the Mount on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Monday of the month & from Yatton Park in Greerton on the 2nd & 4th Monday of the month.

Women's Art Group

Every Mon at Lyceum Club Rooms, 68 1st Ave 9am - 12pm. Margaret 543 3244

Zonta Tauranga

Welcome like minded women helping to raise profile promoting & protecting the rights of women & girls in our community & internationally. Meet every 2nd Mon 5.30pm. Tauranga Club + Dinner. Suzy 021 266 5044

 

Tuesday 25 July

ABC - Avenues Badminton Club

Every Tues at Tauranga Boys' College Gym. Juniors 6-7.30pm (term time), seniors (adults) 7.30-9.30pm. Adults $7, student $5. Delwyn 027 212 4720

Addiction Help Programme

Hanmer Clinic Tauranga ‘Significant Other' Programme for spouses, partners, family/whanau etc who have an addiction. 7 weekly sessions starts Tues 5 Sept-17 Oct, 1pm-3pm, 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton. Free. 579 6940 or 0800 842 426

Aglow Mt Maunganui

Salvation Army Hall, 57 Eversham Rd 9.30am. Brilliant Thinking!. Teachings from Graeme Cook's material. Come, be inspired & enjoy prayer, praise & fellowship. Barbara 576 5870

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

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

Cards 500

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

Euchre

Have fun playing Euchre. Tuesday at Greerton RSA 7-9pm. $2 per session. 543 3441.

Falun Dafa

Ancient wisdom applicable in 2017. Welcome to Free Exercise and Meditation Classes during school terms. Huia Rm, Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Bayfair @ 7pm. Ph/text Judy on 021 0425 398

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

Free Community Fit Club

Low impact, full muscle workout. Historic Village 9.15am. 576 3642 or jen@nzhealthnow.com

Friends of the Library

Mt Maunganui Library Book Group meets 10am. Theme this month – America. All welcome. Gail 574 3376

Greerton Lions Club

1st & 3rd Tues of month at Fairway Lounge, Tauranga Racecourse 6pm. Bill 543 4424

Inachord Chorus

Womens singing group. New director, new direction Bethlehem Community Church Building. 183 Moffat Rd, Bethlehem 7.15. Debbie 021 1291 126 or 548 2483

Israeli Dancing

Every Tues, Gate Pa Primary School, Cameron Rd 7-8pm. All ages welcome, no partner required. Maria 544 1680/022 165 2114

Junction Mental Health

Peer Support & Advocacy. Coffee & chat at St James' Hall, Greerton 10am-12pm. 543 3010

Katikati Bridge Club

2 sessions a week. Tues 1pm & Weds 7pm. Alison 549 0797 (Tues) or Lyn 552 0924 (Weds)

Otumoetai Matua Walking Group

Every Tues at Kulim Park 9am. 576 7339

Petanque

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

Petanque - Tga/BOP Club

Club Mt Maunganui 1pm start. Equip available, coaching given. Linda 544 2818

Sequence Dancing

Tauranga Social & Leisure Club, every Tues in St John Anglican Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd 7-9.30pm except 2nd Tues each month, afternoon dancing 3.30-6pm. Visitors welcome. Murray 576 3294

South City Indoor Bowls

Club night (Battle of the sex's) at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Mary 541 0687

Supreme Dance Centre

6-Week Social Beginner Dance Class commencing Tues, 25 July, 7pm, Tauranga Primary School Hall, 31 5th Ave or Wed, 26 July, 6.30pm. Welcome Bay School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd. Learn Rock & Roll, Cha Cha, Waltz & more. Sonia 544 2337 or 027 322 1786

Taoist Tai Chi

New beginners class starting July 1pm, 15 Kiromiko St Judea, all welcome to come and give it a go Ph/Text Wade 021 606 133

Tauranga Astronomical Society

Tonight's programme - Stars and their parameters including a talk on Star Clusters. Also what is beyond Pluto? Fergusson Park Observatory 7.30pm.

Tauranga Meditation Group

Intro to meditation classes 1st Tues of month 7-8.30pm. General classes every 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month. $5 koha. Blind Foundation, 160 17th Ave, Tauranga. (Vehicular access opposite Historic Village)

Tauranga Samba

Brazilian drumming/percussion at Mount Sports Centre cnr Hull & Maunganui Rds 7.15-9.15pm. No experience needed. Rob 021 232 7185

Tauranga Scrabble Club

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

Tauranga Target Rifle Club

Shooting every Tues 7pm. Ellis 578 0098

Tauranga Toastmasters

Weekly at Tauranga Lyceum Club 7.15 - 9.30pm. Learn public speaking & leadership skills. Alan 544 5989

Widows' and Widowers' Club

The club invites people living alone to join us at the Arts & Crafts Centre, Elizabeth Street, at 2.00p.m. For more information ring Margaret on 576 5292.

 

Wednesday 26 July

Age Concern Walking Group

Bayfair Bus Stop. Ph 578 2631

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Alpha Marriage Course

Need a fresh idea for date nights in July/August? Invest in your marriage; strong, loving and lifelong relationship doesn't happen by chance for the next 7 weeks. Lifezone Church, 7 Oak Lane, Judea, Tauranga 7:15pm - 9pm $50 a couple - dessert/coffee provided during the course (study booklet included) Register at office@lifezone.church

Belly Dancing with Arabian Spice

Every Weds at St Columba Church Hall, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Tauranga 6.30-8.30pm. 0211 245 982 or 576 4112 arabianspicebd@gmail.com

Bipolar Support Group

Support for people with Bipolar. 6.30-7.30pm. Junction 543 3010 for info or if you require transport

Bolivia

Every Wednesday 1-4pm Lyceum Club, 8 Palmer Court Te Puke. Entry $3 includes refreshments. Beginners welcome. Ph Marie 573 9219

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

Community Tai Chi Class

Bethlehem Hall 1-2pm. First lesson free. Term concession rate. Qualified tutor & instructor Trish member AATC.

EmployNZ Offer Free Courses

Welcome Bay Community Centre 9.30am to 10.30am, find out more about the free Retail, Hospitality, IT, Foundation Skills and Fitness Courses. Call Sally on 027 652 1429 for more information.

Fernlands Water Exercise Class

Every Weds 10.45-11.45am. Suitable for accident or illness rehabilitation. Helpful in weight loss or arthritis. Classes held rain or shine but not during school holidays. Jennifer 571 1411

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Championship Triples at Greerton Hall 7pm. Names in book. Wallace Cup. Kevin 543 4044

Greerton Scout Group - Cub Pack

Open to boys/girls yrs 4-6. Meet Weds during school term at Greerton Scout Hal, Hynds Rd, Tauranga 5.30-7pm. Email: greertonscouts@outlook.com

Healing Rooms

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

Kiwi Toasters

Building communication & leadership. 1st, 3rd & 5th Weds of the month 3 Palm Springs Boulevard (same building as Palm Springs Pharmacy) 5.30pm-7 pm. Chrissy 027 296 7939

Let's Learn

Courses, classes, workshops, activities - options galore. www.letslearn.co.nz Shelley 544 9557

Mah Jong

Every Weds at Tauranga Citz Club cnr Cameron Rd/13th Ave 12.45-4pm. Wendy 579 2851

NZSO

Alexander Shelley returns to Baycourt Addison Theatre (Classical) 7.30pm www.ticketek 0800 ticketek

Papamoa Outdoor Bowls

Roll Ups Weds & Sun, Gordon Spratt Reserve 12.45pm. Gail 574 0177

Scottish Country Dancing

Every Weds at Senior Citizen's Hall, Maunganui Rd 7pm. Lynne 573 5055

Tauranga Embroiderers' Guild

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

Tauranga Jazz Society Jazz Jam

Head to the Mount Social Club for an open jazz jam. Jam starts at 6.30. Ph Jeff 021 820 513

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group

Tuahu from Hot Springs Rd towards Motutapere Hut via Abseil Rock. Grade mod/hard, approx. 6.0 hrs. Bruce 543 1034

Tauranga Table Tennis

All grades. Singles & Doubles. Memorial Hall 12.45 - 3pm. Mixed Social Doubles 7.30 - 9.30pm. Roy 578 7800

Te Puke Spiritual & Healing Centre

Meeting 2nd & 4th Wednesdays. Doors open 6.30 Entry $5 includes raffles & refreshments. Lyceum Club 8 Palmer Court. Kerry 021 607 797

Toastmasters - City Early Start

Build your confidence, find your voice & open doors of opportunity in 2017 Classic Flyers Avgas Cafe every Weds 7.00-8.15am. Lani 0210 445 654 www.cityearlystart.co.nz

 

Thursday 27 July

A Place to Bee

Free craft session every Thurs at Lighthouse Church 11am - 1pm. Learn a new skill, have coffee, meet new friends & have a chat

Adult Adoptee's Support Tauranga

Meet every 2nd Thursday 6pm Oyster Catcher room Arataki Community Center Zambuk Way Bayfair. Scott 027 565 6459

Bay City Rockers

Social Rock n Roll dancing as well as Neon Moon, Rock n Roll Waltz. Every Thurs at Senior Citizen's Hall, Norris St 7-9.30pm. $3 entry. Gavin 027 643 6222 or Steve 027 277 9569

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

EmployNZ Free Course

Tauranga Library 10 – 11am to find out more about the free Retail, Hospitality, IT, Foundation Skills & Fitness Courses. Sally 027 652 1429

Fitness League

Safe, effective, low impact exercise to music using the Bagot Stack technique. Helps posture, balance & stamina. Free 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 Guitar Lessons

Every Thurs at Historic Village 10-11.30am. Limited to 3 people per day. Register with Joseph 020 408 97462

Free Meditation Classes

Every Thurs at Meredith Hall, Fraser St, Merivale (near Yatton Park) 7.30pm. Enjoy good health & better quality of sleep. David 570 1204

French Connection

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

Friends of the Library

Greerton Library Chat Group meets 10am for tea/coffee. Chris Baskett from Books A Plenty will initiate a discussion - What's trending in the world of books. All welcome. Pam 571 2566

Happiness & Our Mind

Drop-in meditation classes, beginners welcome. Classes are self-contained so start any date. Every Thurs at Greerton Library, 139 Greerton Rd 7-8.30pm. Cost $15 per class. www.meditateintauranga.org

Katikati Toastmasters

Building communication & leadership1st, 3rd & 5th Thurs of the month. Katikati Community Resource Centre, 45 Beach Rd Katikati. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Chrissy 027 296 7939

Mount/Papamoa Coffee & Chat

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

Narcotics Anonymous

Closed men's meeting every Thurs at Waipuna Park Hall, 25 Kaitemako Rd, Welcome Bay 7.30-8.30pm.

OPERA Forum

The Daughter Of The Regiment. Donezzeti's wonderful romp with a tomboy and a regiment of fathers, comedy, romance and vocal pyrotechnics.Tickets from Bureta Pharmacy or House of Travel Spring St. Complimentary wine and canapés. 07 577 0583

Orange City Square & Round Dance

Tues morning 10am. Weds plus, Thurs club night & new learner class, 7.30pm. Frontiersmen's Hall. 543 1063

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

Simplee Cre8ive

Every Thurs at Arataki Community Centre, Bayfair 9am - 2.30pm. All crafts. Jenny 574 7401

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

Taoist Tai Chi

Exercise for body and mind. A new beginners class starts Thursday 6th July 5:30-7.00pm, 15 Koromiko Street. All welcome. Diane 021 343324.

Tauranga Heart Support Group

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

Tennis Seniors WBOP

Players 35 years plus. Tauranga Lawn Tennis Club, Wharepai Domain 9am - 12pm. $3 ball fee. Lynda tsw-bop@gmail.com 021 057 6601

Te Puke Branch NZ Soc Genealogists

Meets 4th Thursday of each month, Te Puke Library 10am - 3.00pm. Max 573 9971

Uniquely Paul Ubana Jones

Playing at X Space Baycourt 7.30pm www.ticketek.co.nz 0800 ticketek

Your Thoughts Create Your Life

Change your life by changing your thoughts. Documentary, discussion and practice. 2-4pm. Booking essential.TEXT 02102742502 Koha.

Women's Singing Group

Every Thurs at 68 1st Ave 11am. Beginners welcome. Marie 576 1300

 

Friday 28 July

Cards 500

Senior Citizens Te Puke every Friday 12.45 -3pm. Lyceum Club, 8 Palmer Court Te Puke. New members welcome. Brian 573 9444

Chess Tauranga

Tauranga RSA, Greerton 5-7pm, for the whole family. Includes standard length and casual chess. Standard chess rules. Werner 548 1111 http:/www.westernbopchess.weebly.com/

Counselling

Need to talk? First session free at Arataki Community Centre. To book your appointment Karen 021 579 249

Embrace Dancing Classes

Learn West Coast Swing. First class free. Elizabeth Street Community Centre 6.45pm. Vero 021 191 161 embrace.dancing@gmail.com

Friday Fun Night Light Party

Come on down to Greerton Aquatic & Leisure Centre for Friday Fun Night. Enjoy heaps of fun, music & games.Tickets: Only $5 per child with family passes available! Greerton Aquatic & Leisure Centre

Genealogy Research

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

Greerton Indoor Bowling Club

Amity Triples, Tauranga City Silver Band Hall, Yatton St. Names in by 7.15pm. Sally 571 8914

Mah Jong - Mt Maunganui

Every Fri at St Andrew's Church Hall, Dee St 12.45-4pm. Joy 578 7310

Table Tennis Tauranga

Memorial Hall. Social doubles singles 1-3pm. Junior Club 3.30-5.30pm. Training squad 5.30-7pm. Club night 7.30-9.30pm. Paul 021 884 021

Tauranga Lyceum Club

Women's friendship club. Catered lunch first Fri of month & dinner 3rd Weds with interesting speakers. Other activities include painting, music & bridge. 68 1st Ave. Margaret 543 3244

The Night Owl Markets

Come and check out Tauranga's new night market! Browse and shop a range of products and services. Free and family friendly, cash only! Clothing, accesories, decor, health, food etc 6.30pm - 9pm Bethlehem Hall

 

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