What’s On? Tennis & Theatre

Tennis star Valentina Ivanov will be at the Sunday Shootout today. Supplied photo.

Good morning, SunLive readers, and welcome to your Sunday.

After last week's scorching days, it looks like it will be a bit cooler today.

MetService is forecasting a high of 23 degrees and an overnight low of 17, with light winds and a small chance of an afternoon shower.

Hopefully any rain will hold off, because today the Sunday Shootout is taking place at the Mount Maunganui Tennis Courts.

Sunday Shootout is a unisex, one set tennis competition that has 16 single players compete over a three-hour period.

Into its fourth month, the tournament has seen world-ranked players enter, as well as rising junior players and ex-pros. Rising tennis star Valentina Ivanov, whose ranking is 96 ITF 18/u in the world, has also entered to play today.

Entry is free for spectators, with people encouraged to arrive at 3pm for a 3.30pm start.

This evening you can also enjoy some outdoor theatre at The Elms, where Tauranga Open Air Theatre's season of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest' continues at 7.30pm.

The plot concerns two young men – John Worthing (Michael Hayles) and Algernon Moncrieff (Cameron Buchanan), who both adopt the name and persona of ‘Ernest' in order to impress their respective love interests.

Those love interests are Gwendolen Fairfax (Arumia Hayles) and Cecily Cardew (Jazzy Axton) - both of whom can only love a man with such a name.

The play runs until February 11. To find out more and buy tickets, visit www.ticketdirect.co.nz.

For more of What's On, check out today's other listings below:

WHAT'S ON – Sunday, February 4:

Art & Artisan Fair

Last Sunday every month Black Sheep Bar & Grill Cnr SH2 & Plummers Pt Road Whakamarama 11am-3pm. Original art & artisan product contact aaafair17@gmail.com

BOP 'Oodle' Club

Join us on the first Sun of each month for doggy playdates, 2pm-3pm at Fergusson Park (Beach Road end). All breeds are welcome. www.facebook.com/BOPOodleClub/

Computer Help for Individuals

Need help to use your computer, iPad, tablet, eReader, phone or other device. Contact the Library to book a lesson with one of our tutors. Phone 577 7177

Corkers Toastmasters

Promoting Communication & Leadership meets 3rd Sunday of month commencing 2pm Zone Cafe - upstairs 2/5B Owens Place Mount Maunganui. Inquiries Chrissy 027 296 7939

Nemesh Exhibition & Workshops

"Gennie Collection" Exhibition by NEMESH: 2 Feb-1 Mar. Opening & Art Demo: 2 Feb, 5-7pm. Oil Workshops: 3-4-5 Feb, 11am-5pm. Contact: theartoungenz@gmail.com

Papamoa Outdoor Bowls

All welcome to our Roll Up's. Sun & Wed. Register at 12:30, commences 1pm. Come & experience OUTDOOR BOWLS Gordon Spratt Reserve. Ph 574 0177 anytime.

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

Sundays 1:30pm & Thursdays 5:30pm, in pond behind 24 Montego Drive Papamoa, sailing Electron Yachts for fun. Adult beginners welcome. Graham 572 5419

Spiritual Centre Psychic Cafe

Greerton Community Hall. Doors open 6.45pm, starts 7pm. Door fee $10 then everything FREE. Psychics, Healers, Spiritualists, Alternative Health, refreshments and more. Ph 5787205 www.psychiccafe.nz

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

Taize @St. Georges

Join us for a quiet service based on the style of worship from the Taize Community in France. Ph John 021 679 202 or http://www.stgeorgesgatepa.org.nz/

Taumarunui High School

100 year reunion 2-4 March www.ths100reunion.com For more info & bookings contact taumarunuiisite@ruapehudc.govt.nz 078957494 Kia kaha, kia manawanui. Reunion is a THS fundraiser in “Heart of the King Country”

Tauranga Open Air Theatre

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde at The Elms Te Papa Mission Street Tauranga 7.30pm www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Tauranga Organ Keyboard Society

Monthly meeting at Carmel Country Estate Social Centre 1:30pm. Organ, Clavinova & Keyboard. Ph June 574 2204

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



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