What's On

Tuesday 25 April

ABC - Avenues Badminton Club

Every Tues at Tauranga Boys' College Gym. Juniors 6-7.30pm (term time), seniors (adults) 7.30-9.30pm. Adults $7, student $5. Delwyn 027 212 4720

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meet every Tues at St Peter's Church Hall, 11 Victoria Rd, Mount 7.30-8.30pm. 0800 229 6757

Altrusa Women's Community Service Grp

Meet 2nd Tues evening for dinner/business. 4th Tues for social evening monthly. Email: president.tauranga@altrusa.org.nz

Argentine Tango

Guys, we need you to rotate, as partners, with the girls. No experience necessary. Free lessons. Denise 0204 006 1340

Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

Information evening presented by the Heart Foundation. 2 May, Bob Owens Retirement Village, Recreation Room, 112 Carmichael Road, Bethlehem 5-7pm. Hannah Lowe from the Cardiac Clinic and Carolyn Woolerton from Medwise. Come & get your questions about AF & the medications used to treat it answered. RSVP Francesca 575 4787 or email:francescar@heartfoundation.org.nz

Bureta Garden Circle

Monthly meeting at St John's Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd, Otumoetai 1.30pm. Visitors welcome. Jenny 576 3026

Cards 500

Every Tues & Thurs at Mount Senior Citizen's, 345 Maunganui Rd 12.45pm. Garry 576 3033

Excel Toastmasters

Every 2nd, 4th & 5th Tues of month at Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Bayfair 6.15-8.30pm. Learn public speaking & leadership skills. yolanda.cambridge@gmail.com or 544 3730

Fitness League

Ladies exercise with dance, weights, floor work every Tues at St Columba Church, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Cherrywood 9.30-10.30am. Gloria 021 139 2448

Friends of the Library

Mount Library Book Group. No meeting this month – Anzac Day. Gail 574 3376

Greerton Every Boys Rally

Meet fortnightly on Tues during school terms at Greerton Bible Church, cnr Oropi & Chadwick Rds, Greerton 6-7.30pm. Open to all boys aged 7 years upwards. 577 6467

Greerton Lions Club

1st & 3rd Tues of month at Fairway Lounge, Tauranga Racecourse 6pm. Bill 543 4424

Inachord Chorus

Ladies singing group. Great music, great company. Bethlehem Community Church Building, 183 Moffat Rd, Bethlehem 7.15-9.15pm. Debbie 0211 291 126

Interfaith AGM

Anglican Church of St George, 1 Church St, Gate Pa 7-9pm. Meet leaders of local faith groups. Guest speaker on Rosicrucianism & Western Mystery Tradition.

Israeli Dancing

Every Tues, Gate Pa Primary School, Cameron Rd 7-8pm. All ages welcome, no partner required. Maria 544 1680/022 165 2114

Katikati Maestro's

More men needed to join their choir. Rehearse every Tues at St Peter's Church 7pm. Jeanette 549 3668 or 027 243 5799

Mount Morning Badminton

Every Tues at Mount Sports Centre, Blake Park 9-11.30am. Social, competitive, all ages. Daily fee $5pp. Margaret 575 9792

Otumoetai Matua Walking Group

Every Tues at Kulim Park 9am. 576 7339

Overeaters Anonymous

Do you or a family member or friend have a problem with over or under eating? Overeaters Anonymous can help - meet Tues & Fri. 544 1213 or 022 064 2186

Papamoa Sports Indoor Bowls

Don Spratt Reserve, Parton Rd. Coaching available. Names in by 7.15pm for 7.30 start. Michael 542 0609 or 0274 888 5968


Bayfair Petanque Club, every Tues & Thurs at Russley Drive 1pm. Equipment & coaching available. Try a new sport. Margie 542 0084 or 021 0293 7459

Petanque - Tga/BOP Club

Club Mt Maunganui 1pm start. Equip available, coaching given. Linda 544 2818

Pilates Classes

Every Tues at Arataki Community Centre 11.15-12.15pm. Every Thurs at Omokoroa Settler's Hall 11am - 12pm. $12 per class. Claudia 0211 927 706

Sequence Dancing

Tauranga Social & Leisure Club meet at St John's Anglican Church Hall, Bureta Rd, Otumoetai every Tues 7.30-9.30pm except 2nd Tues of month 3.30-6pm. Murray 576 3294

South City Indoor Bowls

Club night – Kirk Rosebowl Format at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Mary 541 0687

Tauranga Anzac Day Services

Mount Dawn Parade at Mt Maunganui Cenotaph. Tauranga Dawn Parade - Tauranga RSA Cenotaph, assemble on Hayes Ave. Katikati Dawn Service, assemble at Memorial Square. All start 5.45am. www.tauranga.govt.nz/anzacday

Tauranga Moana Infaith Council

AGM 7-9pm. Bring a plate for shared supper.

Tauranga Morning Badminton Club

Tues & Thurs at QE Youth Centre, cnr 11th Ave/Devonport Rd 9-11.30am. Heather 574 0976

Tauranga Patchwork & Quilters Group

Meet first & third Tues 7pm & second & fourth Fri 10am. At Tauranga Art & Craft Centre, 177 Elizabeth St, Tauranga. Helen 0274 177 581

Tauranga Scrabble Club

Tues at Tauranga Bridge Club, Ngatai Rd 8.50am. $3 games $3. New players welcome. 544 8372

Tauranga Stroke Support Drop-In Centre

Peer support group for stroke survivors & their carers. Every Tues at Greerton Senior Citizen's Hall, Maitland St 9.30am - 12pm. $4pp 571 3050

Tauranga Target Rifle Club

Shooting every Tues 7pm. Ellis 578 0098

Tauranga Toastmasters

Every Tues at Tauranga Lyceum Club 7.15-9.30pm. Learn public speaking & leadership skills. Guests welcome. Alan 544 5989

Widows' & Widowers Club

People living alone invited to Arts & Crafts Centre, Elizabeth St 2pm. Margaret 576 5292


Tues, Yoga Matua Hall 6.50-8pm. Weds & Fri Yoga Fergusson Park 9.30-10.40am. Tues & Thurs Yin Yoga, 121 Carlton St 10-11.30am. For timetable www.stellayoga.co.nz or Stella 021 024 96390


Wednesday 26 April

Age Concern Walking Group

The Crossing, Warehouse Shopping Centre 10am. 578 2631

Alcoholics Anonymous

Reflections at Te Puke every Weds at Te Puke Baptist Church, Station Rd 7.30-8.30pm. 0800 229 6757

Bipolar Support Group

For people with bipolar 1-2pm. Transport available if required. Junction 543 3010

Bowls Indoor

Every Weds & Fri at Mount Senior Citizen's, 345 Maunganui Rd 12.45pm. Nancy/Ernie 575 4650

Bravehearts NZ

Informal discussion at The Local, 324 Maunganui Rd, Mount 7pm.


Do you play crib or would like to learn? Every Weds at Greerton RSA 1pm. Rona 578 7939

Club Mount Indoor Bowls

Every Weds at 45 Kawaka St. Names in by 6.45 for 7pm start. Val 027 302 8149 or 543 4168

Community Bible Study International

Every Weds at City Church, 252 Otumoetai Rd 7-9pm. Bible study on “The Book of Genesis.” Julie 552 4068

Fernlands Water Exercise Class

Every Weds 10.45-11.45am. Suitable for accident or illness rehabilitation. Helpful in weightloss or arthritis. Classes held rain or shine. Jennifer 571 1411

Free Meditation Classes in Bellevue

Every Weds 7.30pm. Find peace & the joy of life. Stop those thoughts. Enjoy good health & better quality of sleep. David/Trisha 570 1204

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Champion Singles (Seagar Trophy) at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Markers required 7pm. Names in book. Kevin 543 4044

Healing Rooms

Experience God's healing touch. No charge, all ages welcome. Upstairs at Graced Op Shop, cnr 11th Ave & Christopher St 1-3pm. 021 110 0878 www.healingrooms.co.nz

Jazz Jam

Last Weds of month at Mount Social Club, 305 Maunganui Rd 6.30pm. Led by the TJS house band, plus a variety of guest musicians. Free entry.

Kiwi Toasters

Every 1st, 3rd & 5th Weds of the month at 3 Palm Springs Boulevard (same building as Palm Springs Pharmacy) 5.30-7pm. Chrissy 027 296 7939

Let's Learn

Courses, classes, workshops, activities - options galore. www.letslearn.co.nz Shelley 544 9557

Meet Annette King MP

Speaking about her time in politics. Bob Owen's Village Centre, 112 Carmichael Rd. RSVP by 24th. 579 3041

Mt Maunganui RSA

Women's Section Social Day 1.30pm. Entertainment by Ray Solomon. Fresh produce or preserves for sales table appreciated. Need transport? Ph RSA office before Weds 26th.

Narcotics Anonymous

Working the Steps. Closed meeting every Weds 7.30-9pm, Downstairs Hall (accessed from bottom carpark), Salvation Army Recovery Church, 375 Cameron Rd. Ph 0800 NA TODAY

Otumoetai Care & Craft

Every Weds at St Columba Church Hall, Cherrywood, Otumoetai 9am - 12.30pm during school term. . Crafts, fun, games, entertainment. Lunch provided. Dawn 576 7783

Papamoa Outdoor Bowls

Roll Ups Weds & Sun, George Spratt Reserve 12.45pm. Gail 574 0177

SAYgo - Falls Prevention Class

Gentle exercise for the elderly, held 3 Weds each month. Hall not available 1st Weds of month. At St John's Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd, Otumoetai 2-3pm. Allison 576 4536

Scottish Country Dancing

Every Weds at Senior Citizen's Hall, Maunganui Rd 7pm. Lynne 573 5055

Singles Coffee Club 60+

Every Weds 10am for coffee & once a month for lunch for a social get together. Looking for something new or meet new friends? Gayle 27 439 3267 or email: mixandmingle@xtra.co.nz

Tauranga Embroiderers' Guild

Every Weds at Tauranga Rowing Club, Devonport Rd 10am - 2.30pm & 7.30-9.30pm. Beginners welcome. Jenny 07 219 7740

Te Puke Spiritual & Healing Centre

2nd & 4th Weds. This week: Mini expo with healers & readers. Lyceum Club, Palmer Court, Te Puke. Coors open 6.30 for 7pm start. Entry $10 includes raffles & refreshments. Proceeds towards Edgecumbe Recover. Kerry 021 607 797

Te Puke Toy Library

Weds - Sat 9.30am - 12pm. Thurs 3.30-5.30pm. 242.1 Jellicoe St, Te Puke. 027 263 9309

Toastmasters - City Early Start

Improve communication, teamwork & leadership skills. Classic Flyers Avgas Cafe every Weds 6.45-8.15am. LaniDTM@gmail.com txt 0210 445 654 www.cityearlystart.co.nz


Thursday 27 April

A Place to Bee

Craft, conversation, coffee, knitting. Every Thurs at Lighthouse Church, next to Welcome Bay shops on the hill 11am - 1pm. Mel 027 576 3105

Adult Adoptee's Support Tauranga

Meet every 2nd Thurs at Oyster Catcher Room, Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk way, Bayfair. Scott 027 565 6459

Amazing Weekly Bag Sale

Every Thurs at Historic Village 9-10am. Fill a large bag for $5 with women's, men's & kids clothing & linen. Bags supplied.

Bay City Rockers

Social Rock n Roll dancing as well as Neon Moon, Rock n Roll Waltz. Every Thurs at Senior Citizen's Hall, Norris St 7-9.30pm. $3 entry. Gavin 027 643 6222

Club Mt Maunganui

Social games club. Play indoor bowls & cards every Thurs 12.45-3.30pm. Prizes to be won & visits to other clubs. Monthly subsidised dinners. Gloria 575 0059

Community Bible Study International

Every Thurs at 14th Ave Gospel Centre 10am - 12pm for a Bible study on “The Book of Matthew.” Jack/Betty 544 3809

Concert Band Katikati

Musicians wanted, especially wood-wind to join community based wind & brass band. All ages welcome. Rehearse Katikati town hall in the arts room 7-9pm. Wendy 022 387 2947

EMPLOYNZ Free Course

Tauranga Library 10-11am, Papamoa 12-1pm & Greerton 2-3pm. Sally 027 652 1429

Fitness League

Safe, effective, low impact exercise to music using the Bagot Stack technique. Helps posture, balance & stamina. Free 1st class. Thurs: Central Baptist Church Hall, cnr 13th Ave/Cameron Rd 9.30am. Weds: Katikati Memorial Hall 10am. Pam 549 4799 or 021 117 7170

Free Guitar Lessons

Every Thurs at Historic Village 10-11.30am. Limited to 3 people per day. Register with Joseph 020 408 97462

Free Meditation Classes

Every Thurs at Meredith Hall, Fraser St, Merivale (near Yatton Park) 7.30pm. Enjoy good health & better quality of sleep. Ian 576 2032

Friends of the Library

Greerton Library Chat Group 10am for tea/coffee. Speaker: Leanne Fairbairn, Greerton community constable – “her role in the community.” Pam 571 2566

Happiness & Our Mind

Drop-in meditation classes, beginners welcome. Classes are self-contained so start any date. Every Thurs at Greerton Library, 139 Greerton Rd 7-8.30pm. Cost $15 per class. www.meditateintauranga.org

Keynotes 4 Part Harmony

Women's chorus meet every Thurs at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave 7pm. Sing for fun & health. Nora 544 2614

More Than Crafts

Every Thurs at Greerton Bible Church (cnr Chadwick & Oropi Rds) 9.30-11.30am. All types of crafts. $3 entry. Ruth 543 4879

Mount/Papamoa Coffee & Chat

1-2pm, transport available if required. Junction Mental Health Peer Support & Advocacy 543 3010

Orange City Square & Round Dance Club

Tuesday 10am. Weds Plus, Thurs Club night & New Learner Class 7.30pm. Frontiersmen's Hall. 543 1063

Papamoa 500 Club

Every Thurs at Gordon Spratt Reserve 12.45pm. Dave 575 5887

Salsa on the Strand

Presented by Bay Salsa at La Mexica 8pm. Intro class, followed by social dancing. No partner required. www.baysalsa.co.nz

Simplee Cre8ive

Every Thurs at Arataki Community Centre, Bayfair 9am - 2.30pm. All crafts. Jenny 574 7401

Sunshine Dance Group

Learn sequence dancing every Thurs at Baptist Church Hall, cnr 13th Ave/Cameron Rd 7-8.30pm followed by dancing until 10pm. $2pp entrance includes supper. Jan 544 4379

Tauranga Heart Support Group

Low impact group exercise class for those with or at risk of heart & associated diseases. Mon & Thurs at City Church, Otumoetai Rd 9.30-10.30am. $4pp. Diana 021 0476 155

Tauranga Machine Knitters Club

AGM at Wesley Church, small hall, 13th Ave, Tauranga 1.30pm.

Tauranga Races

Midweek Autumn Race day. General admission free. Members Day pass $10.

Tennis Seniors WBOP

Players 35 years +. Tauranga Lawn Tennis Club, Wharepai Domain 9am - 12pm. $4 ball fee. Lynda tsw-bop@gmail.com 0210 576 601

Women's Singing Group

Every Thurs at 68 1st Ave, Tauranga 11am. Beginners welcome. Interested? Marie 576 1300


Friday 28 April

Brick Kids Te Puke - Lego Club

Term time school aged children. Every Fri at Te Puke Library 3.30-4.30pm. Free entry.

Chess Tauranga

Tauranga RSA, Greerton 5-7pm, for the whole family. Longer if necessary for longer games. Incl casual games. Standard chess rules. Werner 548 1111 http:/www.westernbopchess.weebly.com/


Need to talk? First session free at Arataki Community Centre. To book your appointment, Karen 021 579 249

Genealogy Research

Members of Papamoa Genealogy Branch & Papamoa Library available 10am – 12pm to assist researchers with their family history. Daphne 575 4676

Greerton Indoor Bowling Club

Club night, Tauranga City Silver Band Hall, Yatton St. Names in by 7.15pm. Sally 571 8914

Sport Nutrition

For ladies who train boxing or martial art, or mix martial arts. Svetlana 027 616 2124

Sunshine Dance Group

Sequence dancing & socialising. First tea dance Baptist Church Hall, cnr Cameron Rd/13th Ave 5-9pm. Theme: Autumn colours.” Bring own food, plates, cutlery. Not a shared tea. BYO non alcoholic drinks. Good music & pro-gramme.

Tauranga Lyceum Club

Catered lunch first Fri of month & dinner third Weds with varied & interesting speakers. Other activities include; painting, mah jong, music, bridge & Rummikub. 68 First Ave. Margaret 543 3244

Te Puke Senior Citizen's Club

500 cards every Fri 1-3pm. Brian 573 8465. Bolivia every Weds 1-4pm. Marie 573 9219. At Te Puke Lyceum Rooms. Refreshments provided.

The Sociables

A 30's/40's age group of males & females that meet up once a week to socialise by dining out or participating in local activities & events. 022 0120 376

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