What’s On? Belly Dancing & Book Talk

Why not give belly dancing a go? File photo.

Morning all, and welcome to Sunday – the penultimate day of your long weekend.

Special thanks to the trade unionists and other socialists who advocated for an eight hour working day in the 19th century, and to whom we owe our Monday off.

As we head into summer, there's more happening around this fine city. The forecast today is for cloud, with light rain until evening, so you can make your own mind up as to whether it's worth the risk going outside.

If you do, the New Zealand Belly Dance Flash Mob is an event being hosted at the Honeybee House Dance Studio at 10am.

The event is a part of a series of workshops, performances, “fun” shops and mini classes being held over the next six months throughout New Zealand to help raise funds for Women's Refuge.

At the end of the six months, the events will cumulate in a National New Zealand Belly Dance Flash Mob day.

Locals can bring their koha on the day, or make a donation via the Everyday Hero website. For more information contact one of the team through Facebook or the Art of Movement website.

This morning three Australasian authors will be discussing intersections in the written arts of Australia and New Zealand, as part of the Tauranga Arts Festival.

At 10am, an Australian (Kate Grenville), a Kiwi living in Australia (Stephen Daisley) and a New Zealander who has written both here and overseas (Catherine Chidgey) will be discussing their work at Carrus Crystal Palace. Tickets are $20, and are available here.

There's plenty of other events on today. Check them out below:

WHAT'S ON – Sunday, October 22:

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

Bible Seminar

Sunday 1:45pm Greerton Senior Citizen's Hall, Maitland St, Greerton. Title: "God's 7th Day of Rest" Interactive, Q & A. Refreshments provided All welcome. Vic 543 0504

Computer Club (Tga) Inc.

Meets at Arts & Crafts Centre, Elizabeth St West, on last Sun of the month. Oct 29th 9:30-12:30pm. Ph 544 2067 for more info

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

Mental Health Info Talk

Dr Burness, a basic explanation to mental health; Alison Armstrong (counselor), anxiety & caring for caregivers. 130 Spring St @ 1pm. Ph 578 9608

Papamoa Country Music Club

Our monthly event is on Sunday 22 October at Papamoa Sports Centre on Parton Rd. starting 1pm.Ph Mike 0274 597 505 for more info.

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

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

Sundays 1:30pm & Thursdays 5:30pm, in pond behind 24 Montego Drive Papamoa, sailing Electron Yachts for fun. Adult beginners welcome. Graham 572 5419

Tauranga Theosophical Society

Join us for audio. Politics & Religion Of Maori. From a member of Maori Women's Welfare. AGM 2pm Tauranga Yoga Centre. All welcome. Gold coin donation. Ph 577 6042

Women's Refuge Fundraiser

A fun belly dance workshop, any level dancers (or non-dancers), raising funds for Women's Refuge. Grab a friend or come & meet new ones. www.facebook.com/NZBellyDanceMob/



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