Good morning SunLive readers and welcome back.
We're kicking off your weekend with more beautiful weather and plenty of events which are bound to keep you busy and content in the Bay.
Relax and unwind during the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival.
Comprised of two components the festival features the Garden and Art Trail, which showcases 70 beautiful gardens from Katikati to Te Puke; and the BOP Garden and Art Festival Hub - Bloom in the Bay based at the Historic Village.
The festival hub is a good place for the whole family to chill out and includes food, bars, live music, presentations and workshops, creative demonstrations and art exhibitions, as well as plenty of activities for kids.
It's open from 9am-9.30pm and entry costs $5 for adults and children under 12 are free. Garden and Art Trail ticket holders can also enter for free.
Then later on this evening get ready for things to get loud at the SunLive Baypark Demolition Derby at Baypark speedway.
Baypark Speedway promoter Bernie Gillon has pegged the event as: "One of the craziest speedway nights you'll see all season."
Gates open from 5pm, with racing starting at 6.30pm. Public is welcome to come down early and walk through the pits to meet the drivers and see the race cars, or enjoy a buffet meal in the speedway lounge.
Tickets cost $60 for a family (two adults and three children), $25 for adults, $10 for seniors and children aged 5-15 years and children under five years old are free.
Plus there's lots of other events on in between to fill out your day, see below:
Bay Network Singles Club
50 Plus. Great people & awesome outings. Must have a sense of humor. Ph Jonathan 572 2091 or Maureen 021 112 3307
Baypark Family Speedway
Demolition Derby from 6:30pm. For more info go to www.baypark.co.nz
Bloom In The Bay
Live music, art displays, concept gardens, tasty food & beverages at Mills Reef Bar, free speakers series & fun for the family! More info www.gardenandartfestival.co.nz
Bumper Jumble Sale
8:30am-1pm to support Tauranga Boys College Argentina Football Trip 2019. Books, magazines, clothes, CDs, cupcakes, coffee cart, sausage sizzle, something for the whole family! Cash only.
Car Boot Sale
Tauranga South Community Patrol Carboot Sale. Greerton Village School, Greerton & Chadwick Rds. Setup 7am. Sites Single $5, Double $10. Ph Shirley 577 1116
Garden & Art Festival
Celebrate the beauty & diversity of stunning gardens & the creativity of talented artists in BOP. Ph 0800 842 538 or www.gardenandartfestival.co.nz for more info & tickets
Gate Pa Junior Tennis
Club days/times: Sat 9am: 5-7 yrs, 10am: 8-10 yrs Thurs- 4.30pm: Intermediate ages, 6pm: College ages. New members welcome. Racquets are available. Enquiries: Turu 022 031 7568
House Of Science Tauranga
Open day 10am-1pm at 1/100 Grey St, Tauranga. Competitions, face painting, science experiments, robotic displays. Dress as your favourite scientist!
LOL Laughter Wellness
We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we’re happy because we laugh. Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui, 11-11:45am. Koha. Trish 022 036 6768 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynette Fisher, Art Exhibition
"I Am What I Play" by Tauranga Artist Lynette Fisher. Running until 27th Nov at The Incubator Gallery, Historic Village, 17th Ave. www.theincubator.co.nz
Mount Maunganui Toy Library
Rent toys, keep your kids entertained. Find us on Facebook. 22 MacDonald St, Wed 9:30-12, Fri 11:30-2, Sat 9:30-12
Mount Music Club
2nd Sat in month. Mostly country. Good backing band. Mount Old Folks Hall, Midway, Mount
Otumoetai Tennis Club
Adult tennis. Start time 1:30pm. Bellevue Park, Windsor Road (next to Swimming Pool Complex). New players & visitors welcome. Ph Fred 544 5088
Tga/BOP Club at Club Mt Maunganui 12:50pm start. All welcome to try a new sport. Equip available. All coaching given. Ph Maryan 022 070 8800
Red Cross Volunteers
Looking for something professional & to support your community while gaining retail skills for 4hrs? Enquire today at Red Cross Shop Cameron Rd, ph 578 2683
Tauranga Fuchsia Group
Annual Competition & Show at Art & Craft Centre Elizabeth St West 9am-3pm. Admission $3. Fuchsia sales table. Ph Noeleen 578 4643
Te Puke Community Market
9am-1pm Art, Craft, Food, Coffee, Bric-a-brac & new products. Ph 027 356 9545 register online. Check out facebook Te Puke Community Market. #goodnessgrowshere
Te Puke Scottish Society
Hawaiian Dance, Te Puke War Memorial Hall 7:30-11pm. Live band, excellent supper, great company, $7/person. Prize for best dressed male/female. Ph Valerie 573 7093
Te Puke Toy Library
Tues-Thurs 9-1pm, Fri/Sat 10-12pm Borrow Toys, have a play, Playgroup on Friday as well as Brick Kids during term 3:30pm. 7 Stock Rd. Ph 027 263 9309
Males & Females in their 30s, 40s & 50s, that meet up to participate in bush-walks, dining out & local activities & events. Ph 022 012 0376
Village Market/Garage Sale
9am, Victoria Hall, SH2, Waikino. Bric-a-brac, clothing, old china, tools, crockery plus lots more. Fund raiser for the community hall.
Welcome Bay Healing Day
Te Waka Wairua Spiritual Healing Day, Welcome Bay Community Ctr 9am-2pm. Massages, spiritual healing & readings. Everyone welcome. $20 entry the everything free.
ZEE`s Night Market
So many gift ideas to be found, something to do & yummy food too, come along & join us 169 Elizabeth St, 4-9pm