Labour Weekend festivities

The ANZ Community Day event will have plenty of entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Photo: Supplied.

The Strand will be closed, the streets will be cleared, and markets will pop unlike candles on a cake at a celebratory community day.

The Tauranga Art Gallery are hosting a community day to celebrate their 10th anniversary, which was on October 20.

The ANZ Community Day event will have plenty of entertainment for everyone to enjoy, such as music, dance, poetry, art and live street performances all in the Tauranga CBD.

There will be an Art Treasure Hunt where 150 art pieces from local artists will be hidden in the CBD to be found. Upload your images, clues and finds at the Art.Treasure.Hunt Facebook group. 

Live acoustic music will be programmed throughout the day, a poetry picnic at midday and then the birthday festivities - cutting of the cake, a mass singing of happy birthday and a game of pass the parcel at 12:30pm. Storytelling, poetry and puppet shows will also feature.

On top of that, there will also be artist Matthew Galleli whowill be creating an interactive chalk mural on the Tauranga Waterfront, and performances from DanceAvenue, Inzpire Dance, KJ Studios, and Rise Dance Company and CUDo.

So head on down to the Waterfront from 10am-2pm and get amongst the free family day event.

If that's not for you, here's a list of SunLive's other suggestions:

50+ Years Married? Renew your vows to celebrate your 50+ years of marriage. 29th Oct at Seventh-day Adventist Church Tauranga. RSVP before 22 Oct. Ph Joy 07 541 1725

ARTWaikino Victoria Hall, SH2, Waikino, 10am to 4pm, Saturday 21 to Monday 23 October. Paintings, craft, photography, sculpture. Artwork for sale. Gold coin donation entry.

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

Beth El Messianic Family Come celebrate family life with Jews & Gentiles who meet & worship as Yeshua (Jesus) & all the early believers did. 10am Otumoetai Primary. BethEl.org.nz

Bicentennial, Birth of Baha'u'llah, Founder of the Baha'i Faith. To celebrate His message of world unity, please attend a dawn devotional service, 6am, Hopukiore (Mt Drury) Reserve.

Christmas Social Dance Held on Sat, 9 Dec, Greerton Hall, 7.30pm. BYO drink & nibbles. Great music by Helen Riley. Everyone welcome. Ph 544 2337 or 027 322 1786

Dragon Boating - Womens Give it a Go Paddling Sessions held weekly Mon/Thurs 5:30pm & Sat 7:30am, Sulphur Point. RSVP by Txt Brooke 022 078 2308 for info pack.

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

Gate Pa Junior Tennis Saturdays: 9am 5-8 years, 10am 9-11 years. Thursdays: 4:30pm Intermediate & College ages. Coaching included. Enquiries Graeme 0274 520 600 or web/facebook.

Greerton Car Boot Sale Greerton Village School 151 Greerton Road Cnr of Greerton Rd & Chadwick Rd Setup time: 7am onwards. Single site $5, Double site $10. Ph 577 1116

HUG A PUG DAY Come along to snuggle a Pug at ZEE Market, 169 Elizabeth St Tauranga. Loads of stalls, food & fun 10am-2pm.

Kaimai School's Calf Club Animal judging 10am. BBQ, refreshments, games, activities, horse rides, cake stall, pet parade, treasure hunt, white elephant stall & MUCH MORE! 1853 State Highway 29, Lower Kaimai

Katikati Bowling Club 8 Park Road. 12:45-3pm. Ph Phil Green 549 5344

Ladies event “BEAUTY FOR ASHES” 28th October 10am-4pm at Lighthouse Church, 260 Welcome Bay Rd. Door Donation.

Meadowland Irises Garden Open Labour Weekend 9:30am-4pm or by appointment. Potted plants for sale. Meadowland Irises. 22 Meadowland St, Matua, Tauranga www.meadowlandirises.co.nz Ph 07 576 5695 | Mob: 027 325 5246

  1.   •  Wednesdays & Thursdays 9am at 6/45 Aviation Ave. New members welcome. Go to www.menzshed.org.nz or Ph Keith Dickson 021 0259 6454

Ocktoberfest Gala/Fun Run Saturday 28th: 9-1. Fun Run rego 8:30, start time 9am. Activities for children and adults, free entertainment, wonderful food, including hangi. Te Puke Baptist Church

Petanque Tga/BOP Club Blake Park 1pm start. All very welcome. Equip available, all coaching given. ph Jo Ann 578 3606

Tauranga Friendship Social Club Walks, dinners & outings for the over 50s. Couples & singles all welcome. Barbara 544 7461

Te Puke Community Market Jubilee Park Te Puke 9am-1pm. Art, Craft, Second Hand, Produce, Food & Drinks, Entertainment, Community Groups fundraising. Enquiries Monique 027 356 9545

Te Puke Scottish Society Dance, Saturday 21st October, 7.30-11pm. Venue: Te Puke RSA/Citizens Club. Catered supper, great band, wonderful people. $7/person. Contact Ally 573 7632

Term 4 Art Classes Adult Art Classes for Term 4 booking now. Clay, paint, stone sculpture, drawing & more. Check out theincubator.co.nz for more information.

The Sociables 30s/40s/50s age group of males & females that meet once a week to dine out or participate in activities & events. Ph: 022 012 0376

The Way Messianic Meetings A community that teaches & practices 'One New Man' principles as outlined in scripture. All ages welcome.10am, Hillier Ctr, Mt Maunganui. Ph 021 0226 3515

TIRCCC October Race Day Mount Maunganui Sports Centre, track set up from 8am. Practice asap. Come on down, & maybe pick up a new hobby. www.tirccc.co.nz

Village Radio Museum Community Radio broadcasting nostalgic music & Community Notices seven days on 1368 KHz AM Band. Radio Museum open from 10am. Request line 571 3710.

Well-Being for Women A space for women to share & support each other through life's daily challenges. 4th November 12:30-3pm. Ph Ingrid 021 952 690



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