What’s On? Blessing the animals

Rabbits and other animals can get their blessing at St Goerge’s Anglican Church today. File photo.

Morning sunners, and welcome to October. Yeah, October!

Can you believe it's nearly the end of the year? In less than three months we'll be celebrating Christmas and hopefully enjoying the Bay's beautiful summer.

Today the forecast is for a high of 15 degrees and a low of nine. Rain is expected to develop from this morning, and MetService has the little ‘wind' symbol as our chief weather event – which doesn't bode well for going outside.

At St George's Anglican Church several animals are expected to make an appearance in the Tauranga SPCA's annual blessing of the animals at 10am.

Everyone is invited along with their well-mannered animals. Dogs must be on a lead and cats and birds need to be in cages that allow for their normal movement. Horses and other large animals must be under the direct control of their owners.

Don't forget to bring water and bowls, plastic bags and pooper-scoopers so your animal leaves only footprints behind. For more info, call the Tauranga SPCA on 578 2784.

A matinee performance of popular musical Mary Poppins is also on this afternoon at Baycourt from 2pm. It's a great show for kids and families, with classic numbers from the original Disney film, as well as new songs guaranteed to delight. For more info visit www.baycourt.co.nz

For more of what's on, check out the other listings below:

WHAT'S ON – Sunday, October 1:

ANNUAL HYMNFEST

Bible Society Tauranga Sunday 1st Oct at 2pm at The Salvation Army Citadel cnr 5th Ave & Cameron Road Tauranga

Bay Networking Singles Club

Social activities 55 +. Dining, BBQ's, outings etc. Facebook us on Bay networking Singles Social Group or phone Mary-Anne 0272071690 0r Jonathan 07 5722091

Beautiful, Historic

Athenree Homestead and Refreshment Rooms in the old Athenree Station open 12-3pm. 360 Athenree Road, Athenree. More info on website www.athenreehomestead.org.nz

Bible seminars

Sunday 1:45pm Greerton Senior Citizen's Hall, Maitland St, Greerton. Title: "Genesis-The 6 days of Creation" Interactive, Q & A. All welcome. Vic 543 0504.

Corkers Toastmasters

Building communication & leadership 3rd Sunday of Month. Upstairs Zone Cafe, Owens Place, Mount Maunganui. 2-3:30pm. Chrissy 027 296 7939

Croquet

At Tauranga Domain, Cameron Rd, Sun, Tues, Fri, 12:45pm. Beginners welcome. Peter 571 0633

Farmers Market - Mount Mainstreet

Held every Sunday 9-1pm rain or shine! Right in the middle of Mount Mainstreet at Phoenix Car Park, Maunganui Rd. www.mountmainstreet.nz

Free Womens Self Defence

28th & 29th Oct More details contact The Gym, Tauranga or go to selfdefencecourses.co.nz click on Register for Workshops

Historic Village Market

Every 1st & 3rd Sunday monthly 8-12noon. Wet or fine. Inquiries: hvm@lionsclubs.org.nz A Bethlehem Te Puna Lions Club Project.

Introduction to Buddhism classes

Join us for a ten week course based on the DVD "Discovering Buddhism". Facility donation/Koha of $5 gratefully received. Email buddhismbop@gmail.com for details

Psychics, Healers & Spiritualists

Psychic Cafe - one time fee $10 then EVERYTHING FREE. Greerton Community Hall, Tauranga. Doors open 6.45pm for 7pm start. Enquiries 5787205 or www.psychiccafe.nz

Quakers in Tauranga

Meet in hall behind Brain Watkins House, cnr Elizabeth/Cameron Rd at 10am. All welcome for hour of mainly silent worship followed by tea/coffee & friendly chat. Ph 543 3101 www.quaker.org.nz

SPCA Pet Blessing

Bring your pets for the annual SPCA Pet Blessing Service - St. Georges Anglican Church @ 10am. Dogs on leads, etc...A sumptuous morning tea afterwards.

Tauranga Historical Society

Tauranga Historical Society meeting, 2pm at the hall behind Brain Watkins House, 233 Cameron Road. Speaker, Lyn Williams, Hamilton based historian.



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