What's On: Christmas Markets

With only 30 days until Christmas, the pressure is on to find the perfect gifts for your family and friends.

If you're wanting something a little bit different and unique, have a wander around the Christmas Market in Omokoroa.

The Lizard Market Christmas Market will have a selection of clothing, crafts, art, cards, knitwear, jewellery and candles to choose from as well as a special appearance from Santa himself courtesy of Waipuna Hospice.

The Cafe will have lots of hot, tasty food, so you can sit down and have a bite to eat before or after you have purchased all your Christmas goodies.

There will also be a raffle where you could win some great prizes for you and your family.

So come along to the Christmas Market at Omokoroa Settlers Hall, Omokoroa Road between 9am-1pm.

If you're wanting some activities for the kids maybe splashing around some paint will do the trick.

Budding artists are invited to head to Tauranga Art Gallergy to create some art inspired by current exhibitions by Jae Kang, Bob Jahnke and Richard Maloy.

The Art About drop-in session will involve participates aged three and over creating three small artworks.

The event will be held at Tauranga Art Gallery on the corner of Wharf and Willow Street from 10am-noon.

Cost is $2 per participant and booking is not required.

Saturday 25 November

Balmoral Kilties Welcomes ladies to join this great sport for fun, friendship & fitness. Age 30+. For more info ph Coach Anita 07 5788996 or 02102576094 evenings.

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

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

COME DANCING Tauranga Social Dance Club. First Saturday of month, Sequence & Old Time. Greerton Hall 7:30pm. Great music supper & raffles. Ph Faye 07 543 3280

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.

Essential Tremor Support Group Meeting today at Evans Road Community Church at 10am. Gold coin donation and/or small plate for morning tea. Ph Ann 542 4005

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 HALL MARKET 8am-12pm. Crafts, plants, produce, bric-a-brac. Stalls inside/outside. New stall-holders welcome. Ph/txt for site. Tricia 07 543 1487 or 027 908 2952 greertonmarket@actrix.co.nz, www facebook.com/greertonhallmarket

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

LOL Laughter Wellness Discover the joy & health benefits of hearty laughter. 11:00-11:45am Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui. Koha. Ph Trish 022 036 6768 Email lollaughterwellness@gmail.com

Mt. Maunganui Menz Shed 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

Omanawa Market Day Omanawa Hall Market Day. 10am - 2pm. Lots fun for kids including rabbits and goat to pat & cuddle. Limited Eftpos bring cash please.

Otumoetai Tennis Club Adult Tennis on Saturdays at Bellevue Park, 75 Windsor Road, Bellevue. Start time 1:30pm. Enquiries Fred 544 5088

Petanque Tga/BOP Club Club Mt Maunganui. Tuesdays & Saturdays 1pm start. All welcome. Try a new sport! Equipment available, all coaching given. Ph Jo Ann 578 3606

Qigong With Michael Classes: Mon 1-2pm (weekly) Whisp Alternative Health Club Shop 24 Piccadilly Arcade, 43 Devonport Rd Sat: 9:30am-10:30am (weekly) Health Quarters 67 Willow St. Bookings 021 735 798 www.michaelgoodhue.com

Rise Dance Company Showcase Rise Dance Company 10 year Showcase. Today at 10am, 2pm & 6:30pm. Addison Theatre, Baycourt Tauranga. (Dance show). www.baycourt.co.nz

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

Tauranga Fuchsia Group Tauranga Fuchsia Group Annual show on Sunday 3rd December 8:30am-3:30pm at Legion Frontiersmen Hall Elizabeth Street West. Contact Pat 579 1655 or Noeleen 578 4643

Tauranga Rotary Easter Booksale Please donate books, records, Cds, Dvds, Jigsaws & Sheet music for next Rotary Charity Book sale. Ph Anne 543 5350 or Ross 544 0817

Tauranga Scottish Society Sequence Final Dance tonight at Greerton Hall 7:30-10:30pm. Catered Supper for Special Birthday Celebration. $7 entry. Spot & raffle prizes. All welcome. Ph 576 5076

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

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.

WANTED Books/CDs/DVDs/Puzzles For Mount Lions & Lioness Clubs Book Fair. Drop-off points or collection ph Pip 543 2175 or Stella 575 0685 or text details to 021 033 0795

Yoga For All Welcome Bay Community Centre, 9:00-10:15am. Traditional, relaxing Yoga class. Beginners welcome. $12 one or $90 nine classes. Bring a mat. Info: Bhajan 07-9297484.

ZEE NIGHT MARTKET Are you coming to Zee's NIGHT MARKET tonight? Loads of awesome stalls, food + more, 169 Elizabeth Street 6pm - 9pm



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