What‘s on - museums, art, dogs and ninja knits

The Bay of Plenty Oodle Club is meeting at 2pm at Fergusson Park, Matua. Photo: Supplied.

Good morning and welcome to the first day of May. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa tatou, ka koa hoki ki reira.

MetService is forecasting a cloudy day with a few showers and northeasterlies.

 It’s a two-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 20 degrees, and an overnight low of 13 degrees. Low tide is at 1.37pm and high tide is at 7.57pm. Sunset is at 5.29pm.

What’s on today?

Brain Watkin House. Photo: John Borren.

Head along to the Brain Watkin House Museum today at 2pm for a talk by Geoff Willacy about the New Zealand Post Office from the 19th and 20th century. For more information click here

Ninja Knits are holding their monthly meeting at the Historic Village, 17th Ave from 9.30am - 11.30am. All we welcome. There is a koha jar for a small contribution towards the venue. This is a social collective of "mad yarn bombers, sultry stitchery, happy hookers and arty nutters". The group members share yarns, both woolly and tall, laugh heaps, swap patterns, and show off their latest projects. For more information click here

The Bay of Plenty Oodle Club is meeting at 2pm at Fergusson Park, Matua. To access the meeting up point, take the Beach Road entry off Woods Ave.   For more information click here

For more events visit My Tauranga.

The Mission House at The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga in Mission St is open from 10am - 4pm. Come and view the Mission House and gardens. For more information click here


Tauranga Art Gallery in Willow St. Photo: Supplied.

Take a walk through Tauranga Art Gallery and view the many exhibitions on display there this week. The gallery, in Willow St, is open from 10am - 4pm.

Love public art? CITY ART WALK TAURANGA app is a free to download walking tour of 20 public artworks in Tauranga's city centre. For more information click here

Diana Bomford, Tony Fraser and Hugh Bomford at the Lion and Tusk Museum at Mount Maunganui. Photo: Daniel Hines.

Have you been to the Lion and Tusk Museum yet? It's open today from 10am - 3pm at Unit 4, 14 Portside Dr, Mount Maunganui. Come and see a massive display of Rhodesian military history records and exhibits of uniforms, medals and equipment. Opening hours are 10am – 3pm Thursday to Sunday. For more information click here

The Incubator. Photo: Supplied.

At The Incubator Creative Hub at Tauranga Historic Village, there are many exhibitions, workshops and events happening daily. For more information click here. Exhibition hours are 10am – 2.30pm.

What else is on today?

Golf Croquet

Sun, Tues & Thurs at Club Mt Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St. 8.30am for 9.30am start. New players and visitors welcome. Ph Nev 07 575 5121

Gospel Meetings Paengaroa Hall
Sundays 4-5pm Learn how the teachings of Jesus from the Bible can help you throughout your life. Everyone welcome. Ph June 0204 026 0321

Māori History Walks
Papamoa Hills - learn the stories of Mori settlement along the BOP coastline. See details and booking here www.traveled.co.nz/upcoming-experiences

Mothers Day Gifts Here!
At ZEE Market find that uniqueness for that special person, we are at Tauranga Racecourse from 10am, Art/crafts, bric-a-brac food, plants and more!

Music Group Sunday Sessions
Play an instrument? Love to sing? Come along, join in! 1st/3rd Sunday monthly. Arataki Community Centre. 4.30-5.30pm, $15. To book: 0274 751 023 / rahimc@email.com

Omanu Petanque
Find out more about recreational or competitive petanque. Weds & Sun 1pm at Bayfair Reserve on Russley Dr. New players and visitors welcome. Chris 022 639 3489

Outside In-Inside Out Exhibition
The Incubator Gallery (Historic Village, Tauranga) welcomes John Baxter. A solo exhibition about the inter-connectivity of life forces from the cellular to the celestial. 9th April-2nd May, 9am-4:30pm weekdays, 10am-2pm weekends. info@theincubator.co.nz

Papamoa Country Music Club
4th Sunday of the month. Good band. Sports Centre, Gordon Spratt Reserve, Parton Rd, Papamoa. 1-4.30pm. Ph Dick 027 493 8458

Quakers Tauranga
All welcome to join. Mostly silent meeting for worship and reflection followed by sharing and discussion. 10am cnr Elizabeth and Cameron Rd. Ph 543 3101

St Enochs Presbyterian Church
9.30am at 134 Sixteenth Avenue, Tauranga. Everyone welcome. God honouring, Christ following, Holy Spirit led. Ph 578 3040

Sunday Social Cycle Group
We are a new casual group that has an organised ride together on the last Sunday of each month. Info: Fiona taurangasocialriders@yahoo.com

Tauranga Organ Keyboard Society
Meets 1.30pm at Carmel Country Estate Social Centre, 11 Hollister Lane, Ohauiti, Tauranga. Play of listen to Organ, clavinova or piano. Maureen 544 5013

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