What‘s on - celebrations, sports and cow dump day

Te Puke Gymsport & Parkour celebrate their 65th anniversary today. Photo: Supplied

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday!

The weather forecast is showing a fine start to the day, with possible morning fog. Cloud will be increasing overnight, and there will be light winds throughout the day. It’s a three-clothing layer day with an expected high of 18 degrees, and an overnight low of 8 degrees.  

On Monday May 27 we’re expecting a mostly cloudy day with a few showers developing in the morning and northerlies from the afternoon.  Rain on Tuesday, easing late in the day as northerlies change to westerly.

Te Puke Gymsport & Parkour are celebrating their 65th anniversary today at 27 Station Rd, Te Puke from 2pm.

Classic Flyers are having an Open Day to celebrate their 14th anniversary. Starting at 10am, this is a family friendly event. More here

The popular Bethlehem School Cow Dump Gala is back, running from 10.30am – 2pm at Bethlehem School in Carmichael Rd. There will be carnival rides, hot food including international specialties and a cake stall. Plus loads of fun games for the children to play. Come and enjoy the white elephant stall, amazing raffles, silent auctions and the famous cow dump!

Leo Murray - Whywaste

A composting workshop hosted by Envirohub Bay of Plenty is being held today at 13 May St, Mount Maunganui, from 10am- 12noon.  Leo Murray from Whywaste, - a sustainability consultant, activist, permaculture designer and visionary will take attendees through a comprehensive composting and worm farming workshop alongside the Mount Community Gardens. More here

Ngapeke Permaculture

Ngapeke Permaculture are holding a free Open Day at 11 Kaiwha Rd, Welcome Bay from 10am – 3pm. Activities include sausage sizzle, children’s activities, and workshops on how to build a Wicking Garden and make a Beans Tee Pee.  More here

Photo: BOP Wedding Show Facebook page

The Bay of Plenty Wedding Show runs from 10am – 3pm today at the Trustpower Arena. Come and experience a day packed with over 100 of the best venues, bridals, caterers, celebrants, photographers, cake makers and more.

The Plunket Fun Run/Walk 2019 is happening from 8am – 1pm in Kopurererua Valley (K Valley- come and run or walk 3km, 6km, or up 24km.  More here

The Crop Swap Tauranga City event is on at Our Place Tauranga from 9am – 10am. Held on the fourth Sunday of each month, it’s an opportunity to come and swap home produce, jams, baking, crafts and seeds.  More here

Into squash? The Pak ‘n Save BOP 2019 is on at the Devoy Squash & Fitness Centre on the cnr Devonport Rd and 13th Ave, Tauranga. Come and see some epic match-ups.

NZ Photography Workshops and Lightwave Gallery are hosting a free two-day Kaimai Waterfalls Workshop. Join Ken Wright for a weekend of waterfall and riverscape photography workshop deep in the Kaimai Mamaku Forest and other locations in the Bay of Plenty to improve your “water in motion” photography. For more information click here

The Tauranga Moana Outrigger Canoe Club are hosting a club paddle from Sulphur Point to Omokoroa from 12noon – 4.30pm. More here

The weather is looking great for Tauranga Sport Fishing Club’s Snapper Classic Tournament which is on today Sunday May 26. There are many prizes up for grabs, with funds raised going to help support the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter.

Mount Maunganui Golf Course

Dust off your golf clubs and come for a fun-filled day at the Eves Realty Ambrose Golf fundraiser for the Mount Squash Club. It tees off at 12noon at the Mount Maunganui Golf Course in Fairway Ave.

Bay Rodders Tauranga are hosting a Pink Ribbon Poker Run from 10am, leaving from their club rooms at 3 Cherokee Pl, Mount Maunganui. Dress code is pink. Prizes for best pinked car, best pinked girl and guy. Open to all classic cars and hot rod owners.

Tauranga Musica are hosting a Duo Col Legno concert at 383 Pyes Pa Rd, from 4pm – 7pm.  Yoshiko Tsurutu will be on marimba and Heleen du Plessis on cello. With the matching warm sonorities of their instruments, this dynamic, charismatic duo present a unique programme which includes Tchaikovsky, Arvo Park and Gareth Farr.

Warren Houston and Mike Garner

Versatile bluesman Mike Garner and percussionist extraordinaire Warren Houston will perform an eclectic mix of acoustic blues, ragtime, jug band, Americana and original songs on acoustic resonator guitars at the Mount Social Club from 3pm – 6pm.

Mike Maynard

Mike Maynard’s exhibition ‘Coloured Images’ opens today at The Incubator Creative Hub, Tauranga Historic Village starting at 11am.  More here

A quote for today from Maya Angelou who said “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”

For more of what’s happening today see below:

Atrium Fair
11am-3pm @ the Black Sheep Restaurant 21 Plummers Point Rd Whakamaramara. Locally made Arts & Crafts, live music & great food


Bethlehem School Gala
The Cow Dump & Gala at Bethlehem School, Cnr Bethlehem & Carmichael Rds 11am-2pm


Bible Seminar
1:45pm Greerton Senior Citizen’s Hall, Maitland St, Greerton. Title: The Baptism of John, Preparing people for the Lord. Interactive, Q&A. All welcome. Vic 543 0504


Computer Club (Tga) Inc
At Art & Craft Centre, Elizabeth St West on last Sunday of month 9:30-12:30. Ph 572 1230


Croquet
Tauranga Domain, Cameron Rd, 12:45 for 1pm start, Sun, Tues, Fri. Beginners welcome. Peter 571 0633


Friendship Force Travel Club
Enjoy travel? Retired perhaps? For something different, be home-hosted world-wide &/or home-host international visitors throughout the year. Ph Jonathan 572 2091, Barbara 574 5711


Gloria! Vivaldi/Purcell Concert
Purcell anthems and Vivaldi’s Gloria by Scholars Baroque Aotearoa. St Peter’s Anglican Church, Victoria Rd, Mt Maunganui. 1.30pm Sun. $35/$20. Cash door sales.


Historic Village Market
1st & 3rd Sunday every month. 17th Ave Tauranga. 8-12 wet or fine. Crafts, plants, health, merchandise, food. A Bethlehem Lions Project.


Living Well Church
10am, Papamoa Community Centre. We are of different backgrounds & ages, joining together to celebrate the life we have in Jesus.


Maketu Market
3rd and 5th Sundays 7am-12pm, Maketu Village Green. Ph Carolyn 027 251 0388 or Pat 021 447 420


Papamoa Country Music Club
Come along today for an afternoon of music plus afternoon tea 1pm at Gordon Spratt Reserve. Ph 0274 597 505


Radio Controlled Model Yachts
Sundays & Thursdays 1:30-4, in pond behind 24 Montego Drive Papamoa, sailing Electron Yachts for fun. Adult beginners welcome. Graham 572 5419


Sunday Stitch
Textile Workshop First Sunday of every Month. 10-12pm. $10. Create treasures from old fabric. Material supplied. The Artery, Tauranga Historic Village. More info: www.theincubator.co.nz





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