What’s on today

The Lighten Up lantern Festival finishes today with a mid-winter festival held for people to enjoy the art form.

It is a craft event and is on at Palm Beach Plaza in Papamoa today for people to get out, connect with others, have a good laugh and show off their creations. The event starts at 6pm and finishes at 9pm.


Saturday 18 June

12 Step Recovery Group for Women

Every Sat 10am at Hanmer Clinic meeting rooms, 1234 Cameron Rd, Greerton (behind Tyre Master). Ph/txt 021 022 05550 or email: recoveringwomen@gmail.com

50th Birthday Reunion

Tauranga Machine Knitters club August 13. RSVP by 30 July to Janice 576 9070 email: janmgraham@gmail.com

Brazilian Drumming

Every Saturday at Elizabeth St Community Centre 11am - 1pm. Beginners welcome. Gold coin donation. Phil 021 075 4300 or www.taurangasmba.org

Come Dancing Tonight

Sequence & old time dancing at Te Puke Memorial Hall 7.30-11pm. Friendly atmosphere, live band, good supper. Midwinter Christmas dance. Entry $7, $6 members. All welcome. Run by Te Puke Scottish Society. Gordon 572 0060

Doll Display

June 25. Porcelain & others. Deceased collection. Some old. At Greerton Hall 8am - 12pm. All dolls for sale, start from $3. Free entry. All welcome.

Friendship Dining Group

Males/females 30’s/40’s. 022 012 0376

Fun for Women

Te Puke Lions club women are hosting a hats, tea & fashion fundraiser. All women invited to dress up & meet in Te Puke Hotel 2.30pm for an afternoon of fun. Spot prizes, guest speaker, fashion show, raffles & afternoon tea. Tickets $35 available from Lynette’s Fashion, Te Puke. All profits to go Canterbury Earthquake relief.

Greerton Village Car Boot Sale

Third Sat of month at Greerton School grounds 7.30-11.30am. Sites $4 each. Weather  permitting. 577 1116

In Concert - Bob Fitts

International singer/songwriter performs at Holy Trinity Church 7pm. Door sales $10 per ticket.

Katikati Tramping Club

Tramp to Te Waihou Walkway & the Pokaiwhenua Bridge to Arapuni river walk 8am start. Barry 07 863 4597

Rotorua Tramping & Skiing Club

Looking for new members. Lodge at top of the Bruce. Interested? Pua 579 9064 or 0274 199 201

Samba Dance

Add some carnival to your life. Learn all the basic steps & more - no previous dance experience needed. Every Sat at Elizabeth St Community Centre, second door down 11.30am - 12.30pm. $5 donation. Maya 021 995 065

Tauranga Farmers Market

Tauranga Primary School cnr 5th Ave & Cameron Rd every Sat 7.45am - 12pm. Trixie 552 5278 or www.taurangafarmersmarket.co.nz

Tauranga Radio Sailing Club

Model yacht racing every sat 11am - 4pm & Weds 1.30-5pm at Lake Taurikura, Scoria Close, The Lakes, Tauriko.

Tauranga Synchronised Swimming Club

Beginners training at Baywave 12-1pm every Sat during term time. Girls of any age, as long as they are confident swimmers & enjoy the water. Free tryout any Saturday. Pool entry fee applies. Ange 552 5416

Tauranga Woodcrafters Club

Meet 3rd Sat of month at clubrooms, Yatton St, Greerton 1pm. Visitors or interested folk welcome. Geoff 579 3637

Te Puke Forest & Bird

Day trip - Mokoia Island visit. Rain or shine, but cancelled if too windy. 4 hours, moderate grade. Meet 7.45am at Boucher Ave car park near Export Meats. Bring food, jacket, togs, 50c trip fee & $12 pp if carpooling. Red 573 8151

The Art of Breathing

Workshop & masterclass by Judy Bellingham, Senior Lecturer in Voice, Otago University. Presented by BOP Registered Music Teachers - of interest to all singers & wind instrumentalists at Village Hall on 17th, Tauranga 2-4.30pm. Admission $3.

Sunday 19 June

Bay Blokart Club

Friendly club sailing race days on second Sunday of each month, weather permitting. 027 391 8300

Bethlehem Lions Market

Now incorporating Arts & Crafts indoors at Bethlehem Town Centre carpark (second entrance to town centre off Bethlehem Rd) 8am - 12pm. Stallholders $10 per site. On wet or fine. 543 3523

Bible Seminars

Greerton Senior Citizens Hall, Maitland St 1.45pm. Title: “Stephen’s speech - Acts 7” interactive, Q&A. Refreshments provided. All welcome. Vic 543 0504

Maketu Community Market

Maketu Park 8am – 12pm. Variety of stalls including fresh veges, baking, plants, bric-a-brac, books & more.

Mount Mainstreet Farmers Market

Every Sun 9am - 1pm in Phoenix car park, rain or shine. Fresh fruit, breads, cheese, plants, veges & more. Downtown the Mount open 7 days. 575 9911

Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust Open Day

Meet at Otanewainuku shelter, Mountain Rd, Oropi 12pm. Sausage sizzle provided. Bring warm clothes, sturdy footwear, raincoat, extra food & drink & a donation. Listen to talks about the forest, enjoy a guided walk & learn about our future plans. All welcome. 578 3083


Every Sun, Tues & Thurs at Cliff Rd 12.45pm. Boules available, tuition given. 1st 3 visits free. Neita 572 3766

Pruning Demonstration

Presented by BOP Rose Society at Palmers Gardenworld, Bethlehem 2pm. Demonstrator: Laurie Jeyes. Bring your pruning questions. 573 8070

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

Meet Sun & Thurs 1.30pm at pond behind 24 Montego Drive, Papamoa to race electron class yachts. Graham 572 5419

Singles Mix & Mingle 40+

Coffee afternoon at Zaggers Cafe, Chapel St 2.30pm. Looking for friendship or companionship? Join like minded individuals who want to meet new singles in a relaxed atmosphere. Gayle 027 439 3267

Tauranga BMX Club

Racing Sunday afternoons at Sulphur Point track. Registration 1.30pm, racing 2pm. First 2 nights free. All welcome. www.taurangabmx.co.nz

Tauranga Motorcycle Club

Maize Paddock Fun day June 26 751 Welcome Bay Rd. Sign on from 8.30am. Riding 10am - 3.30pm. Cash or cheque - no eftpos. Craig 552 5181 or 021 870 117

Tauranga Spiritual Society

Senior Citizens Hall, Norris St. Doors open 6.30pm for 7.30pm start. Guest speaker: Karina Williams - clairvoyant/medium. Door charge $3, members $2.

Te Puke Country Music Club

St Patricks Hall 1pm. Members a plate please.

Western BOP Friendship Force

Do you love travel & meeting people? This is the club for you. Omokoroa Hall 12pm. All welcome. Rex 021 294 1678


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