What‘s on -market, art, Omokoroa Menzshed open day

The Walder brothers are back at the Kids Pop Up Market at Tauranga Farmers Market today learning the ins and outs of business. Photo: Supplied.

Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa tatou, ka koa hoki ki reira.

MetService is forecasting a fine day with light winds.

 It’s a two-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 19 degrees, and an overnight low of 10 degrees. High tide is at 11.38am and low tide is at 5.40pm. Sunset is at 5.23pm.

What’s on today?

Artist Lucy Melville.  Photo: Supplied.

Artist Lucy Melville is holding an open studio day from 11am - 4pm to celebrate finishing her  'Small But Mighty' collection. Head along to 39A Crane St, Mount Maunganui to view Lucy's paintings.

The Walder brothers are back at the Kids Pop Up Market at Tauranga Farmers Market today learning the ins and outs of business.  Photo: Supplied.

The first Saturday morning of the month rings out the Kid's Pop Up Market hosted by the Tauranga Farmers Market. The young stallholders have been busy creating, baking and making the items themselves. Find them in the Arundel Street corner of the market

Omokoroa Menzshed. Photo: Supplied.

Omokoroa Menzshed invites everyone to their first Open Day  at  7 Prole Rd, Omokoroa. Come along and check out the Omokoroa Menzshed, what they've been working on, and the work they have done to turn the old sheds into their new home.

Men Making Miles. Photo: Supplied.

Lads and legends Men Making Miles is kicking off today at Waipuna Park from 10am. Men Making Miles is a community based support group designed to show everyday battlers that it is “OK” to tell your friends and whānau that you are having a hard time.

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?

A Course In Miracles
This is A Course In Miracles, a required course. Study this life transforming course for free in your home. Full support given. Txt/Ph 0210 274 2502

Association Croquet
Sat, Mon & Wed at Club Mt Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St. 9.15am for 9.30am start. New players & visitors welcome. Ph Jacqui 07 574 9232

Bay Singles Social Group
Join a bunch of over 50’s young singles. Weekend dinners, pot lucks, occasional outings. Have a go! ph Delia 027 284 8762, Andrea 021 133 0313

Beth-El Messianic Family
Celebrate Shabbat (Sabbath) as did Messiah Yeshua (Jesus), his disciples and early believers. All welcome Otumoetai Primary 10am or Facebook Live 11am. Joel 021 768 043 info@bethel.org.nz

Beth-El Messianic Family
Celebrate Shabbat (Sabbath) as did Messiah Yeshua (Jesus), his disciples and early believers. Everyone Welcome. Otumoetai Primary 10am, or Facebook Live 11am. Joel 02 176 8043 info@bethel.org.nz

Free Community Dinner Saturday
Under the Stars provides dinner every Saturday for our homeless and hungry guests. 45 Cliff Rd, near the rose garden. Takeaway only for now, 5-6pm

Indoor Bowls
12.30pm Sat, Tues & Weds. Tauranga Senior Citizen’s Club Hall 14 Norris Street. $3 refreshments. Must be fully vaccinated. Come join us. Carol 022 639 2411

Otumoetai Tennis Club
Adult tennis. Start 1.30pm. Bellevue Park, Windsor Rd (adjacent to swimming pool). New players & visitors welcome. Ph Victor 027 577 1818 a/hrs.

Otumoetai Tennis Club
Adult tennis. Start time 1.30pm. Bellevue Park Windsor Road (adjacent to swimming pool). New players and visitors welcome. Ph Victor 027 577 1818 a/hrs

Petanque Tauranga BOP Association
Club days Saturday, Tuesday & Thursday. Tawa Street, Mt Maunganui. French game played with Kiwi flair, boules available. Ph Ray 027 756 3565 for playing times.

Riverlight Suicide Loss Support
Katikati/Waihi Beach group. Providing hope and inspiration to those coping with the suicide of a loved one. 9-11:30am. Karin riverlight62@gmail.com 021 103 7404

Slug Mugs Ceramic Workshop
Tutor: Dominique Ford. 10am-1pm at The Artery, Historic Village. $120, all materials supplied. Book here: https://www.theincubator.co.nz/the-artery

St Stephen's Jigsaw Library
Every Saturday 10am-12noon. Hire a variety of 500 puzzles, of 100 to 2000 pieces. Please wear masks and bring Vaccine Pass. Located behind church at Highmore Terrace, Brookfield.

Taijiquan and Qigong
9am Saturday & Weds free Taiji and Qigong group. Kulim park on beach by big rock. All welcome. Ph Petro 021 751 665

Sunday 8 May


Accordion Music Group
Accordion Music Group 3rd Sunday monthly 1-4pm at Welcome Bay Hall. $4 includes afternoon tea. All welcome to an afternoon of music from yesteryear. Joy 027 285 3093

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

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

Miniatures Club Tauranga
"Making it Small" Meetings 2nd Sunday each month [Feb-Nov] 10am-4pm. Arts and Crafts Centre 177 Elizabeth St, Tauranga. Jan 07 542 0998

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

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

Plant Sale Quarry
Te Puna Quarry Park 10am-1pm. Plants, garden ideas and equipment. Gifts for Mother’s day. Free entry. Bring cash for stalls.

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

Radio Controlled Model Yachts
Sundays & Thursdays 1-3.30pm at Pond behind 22 Montego Drive, Papamoa. Sailing Electron Radio Controlled Yachts for fun. Adult beginners welcome. Graham 572 5419

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

Tibetan Buddhist Teachings
Liberation in the Palm of your Hand. 10-11.30am followed by refreshments at 25 Junction Road, Te Puna. Everyone welcome! Also see https://www.facebook.com/tashichoepel.ling

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