What’s On? Cow Dump & Underpass Open Day

Where this cow deposits its faecal matter will make all the difference for some people today, at Bethlehem School’s annual Cow Dump & Gala. Supplied photo.

Kia ora, Sunners, and welcome to Sunday – the last day of the week, or the first, depending on your religious affiliation or something.

It’s getting colder, and by this time next week, we’ll ‘officially’ be in winter.

Fortunately there’s a steady stream of events happening over this most-dreary of seasons, even when the weather is a bit suspect.

The MetService is predicting a high of only 16 degrees and an overnight low of four, so it will pay to pack a coat and perhaps a scarf if you’re out and about today.

For families, there’s some old-fashioned country fun to be had at Bethlehem School’s Cow Dump & Gala from 11am.

In a tradition held at the gala for 14 years, ‘Cameo’ the Jersey cow will take centre stage on a gridded area of the school field, as visitors wait in anticipation to see which square she poos on.

The person holding the ticket matching the corresponding grid that she ‘dumps’ on first wins $2000 in prize money. There are also $200 prizes for the eight surrounding squares.

Bethlehem School PTA representative Kerri Jones says while waiting for Cameo to do her business, families can enjoy a variety of entertainment such as pony rides, a giant trampoline, merry-go-round, photo booth, slime games, dancing and much more.

“Taste buds will also be tantalised with a variety of food stalls to choose from,” she says, “including Chinese, French and Japanese cuisine created by the school’s international families.”

If waiting for a cow to defecate in a field isn’t your idea of fun, then perhaps you’ll be thrilled at the Maungatapu Underpass Community Day.

Also taking place at 11am, this event will give people the opportunity to walk or cycle through the new underpass in Maungatapu without being hit by a car.

Members of the public should park at Toi Ohomai campus or Waipuna Park to catch free buses into the site. The event will be on rain or shine, so pack a brolly in case the heavens decide to open.

For an indoors events, why not check out the BOP Symphonia and Youth Philharmonic Tauranga collaboration ‘Young@Heart’? The free concert is taking place at Otumoetai College from 3pm, and will feature the city’s best musicians – young and old – playing together.

If you’re not keen on the country life, underpasses, or classical music, you can check out more of What’s On in today’s other listings below:

WHAT'S ON – Sunday, May 27:

Art on the Strand

Art for Sale. On the Strand. Weather permitting. 9am-4pm. Tauranga Society of Artists.

Athenree Homestead Antiques Roadshow

360 Athenree Road, Katikati. Antiques Road Show 10am-2pm. For more info ph Val 07 863 4673

Bible Seminar

1:45pm Greerton Senior Citizen’s Hall, Maitland St, Greerton. Title: "Whose land is Israel?" Interactive, Q & A. All welcome. Vic 5430504.

Bible Seminar

1:45pm Greerton Senior Citizen’s Hall, Maitland St, Greerton. Title: "Whose land is Israel?" Interactive, Q & A. All welcome. Vic 5430504.

BOP Oodle Club

Socialise your dog and meet other dog lovers! Meets first Sunday of each month from 2-3pm at Fergusson Park (Beach Road end). All breeds welcome.

Computer Club (TGA) Inc.

Meets at Arts & Crafts Centre, Elizabeth St. West, on last Sun of the month, 9:30-12:30pm. More info. Ph 571 4941

Mount Bible Chapel

Join us at 10:00am for Sunday worship. Teaching Topic: The fulfillment of Love and Joy. Monowai Str Mt Maunganui Len 0212302210

Papamoa Country Music Club

Our monthly event is on this Sunday, come along and enjoy starting at 1.00pm at Gordon Spratt Reserve.Info phone Mike Feisst 0274 597505.

Taize at St Georges

Join us for a quiet service based on the style of worship from the Taize Community in France. Starts at 7pm. http://www.stgeorgesgatepa.org.nz/

Tauranga Long Walks Group

Walks take 2-4 hours. Group meets 8am Sunday. Starting point varies. Meet at Coffee Club Bayfair. Walk 15km. Ph Sue 021 925971 for details.

Voice for Life BOP

Charitable Trust AGM at St Peter’s Presbyterian Church, Spring St. 2pm. All welcome.

Young @ Heart

Free orchestral concert from BOP Symphonia & Youth Philharmonic Tauranga. 3pm Otumoetai College. Free entry, donations welcome


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