An early Christmas at Te Puke

File photo.

Good morning Sunners and to those of you who have already began your holidaying season I hope it's started off well!

For the rest of us working through... Well, at least we can all find satisfaction in the fact there's only two more sleeps until everyone's favourite holiday of the year.

And it looks like the big guy in red will be making an early appearance at Te Puke's Christmas in the Park event this weekend, which will double as an appeal for the Empowerment Food Bank.

Te Puke Christmas in the Park will take place at Jubilee Park next to New World on Saturday, December 23, from 3-7pm.

The fun-filled family event will include a market, food stalls, entertainment, kids' rides and, of course, an appearance from the man himself.

Entry is by donation of a non-perishable food item for the Empowerment Food Bank Appeal.

Incase that doesn't tickle your fancy, you can chose another great activity from our What's On list below.

Take care and have fun.

What's On?

Saturday 23 December

Beth El Messianic Family

Come celebrate family life with Jews & Gentiles who meet & worship as Yeshua (Jesus) & all the early believers did. 10am Otumoetai Primary. BethEl.org.nz


Dragon Boating - Womens
Give it a Go Paddling Sessions held weekly Mon/Thurs 5:30pm & Sat 7:30am, Sulphur Point. RSVP by Txt Brooke 022 078 2308 for info pack.


LOL Laughter Wellness
Discover the joy & health benefits of hearty laughter. 11:00-11:45am Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui. Koha. Ph Trish 022 036 6768 Email lollaughterwellness@gmail.com


Mt. Maunganui Menz Shed
Wednesdays & Thursdays 9am at 6/45 Aviation Ave. New members welcome. Go to www.menzshed.org.nz or Ph Keith Dickson 021 0259 6454


Otumoetai Tennis Club
Adult Tennis on Saturdays at Bellevue Park, 75 Windsor Road, Bellevue. Start time 1:30pm. Enquiries Fred 544 5088


Qigong With Michael
Classes: Mon 1-2pm (weekly) Whisp Alternative Health Club Shop 24 Piccadilly Arcade, 43 Devonport Rd Sat: 9:30am-10:30am (weekly) Health Quarters 67 Willow St. Bookings 021 735 798 www.michaelgoodhue.com


Sport BOP Bike Month
From group rides and bike maintenance to mountain biking, there's something for everyone in our Bike Month calendars. Plus prizes to be won! www.sportbop.co.nz/bike-month


Tauranga Rotary Easter Booksale
Please donate books, records, Cds, Dvds, Jigsaws & Sheet music for next Rotary Charity Book sale. Ph Anne 543 5350 or Ross 544 0817


The Way Messianic Meeting
We are a community group that teaches & practices 'One New Man' principles. All ages welcome. 10am, Hillier Ctr, Mt Maunganui. Ph 021 0226 3515


WANTED Books/CDs/DVDs/Puzzles
For Mount Lions & Lioness Clubs Book Fair. Drop-off points or collection ph Pip 543 2175 or Stella 575 0685 or text details to 021 033 0795


Zee Market Christmas Party
Come along & have a photo with Santa, find that last minute unique gift, handmade, handcrafted, 169 Elizabeth St, 10am-2pm. Come have fun!



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