What's On

Tuesday 21 February

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Art Class

Every Tues at Tauranga Society of Artists, 171a Elizabeth St West 7-9pm. 576 9592

Badminton (Social)

Every Tues & Fri at Otumoetai Baptist Hall 9.30am - 12pm. Racquets available. Lorraine 579 3229

Cards 500

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

Falun Dafa Classes

Easy to learn & free. Simultaneous improvement of mind & body. Every Tues at Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui 7pm. Judy 021 0425 398 or email: judy.shakespear45@gmail.com

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

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

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

Junction Mental Health

Peer support & advocacy: coffee & chat at St James' Hall, Greerton 10am – 12pm. 543 3010

Ocean Running

5k run & walk around Mauao base track every Tues. Register from 5.15pm at Mt Ocean Sports Club, Pilot Bay. $5 entry includes free drink after run/walk & chance to win spot prize. Walkers start 5.45pm, runners 6pm. Phil 021 383 354

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. Opening night Feb 21. 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 4.30pm start (until daylight savings ends). Equip available, all coaching given. Jo Ann 578 3606

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. AGM Feb 28 6pm, prior to dancing from 7pm. Visitors welcome. Murray 576 3294

Significant Other Programme

Does your loved one have an addiction? Wonder what to do? How to help? Hanmer Clinic Tauranga have this pro-gramme for spouses, partners, family/whanau etc who have an addiction. 7 weekly sessions start Feb 28 at 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton 1-3pm. Free. 579 6940 or 0800 842 426

South City Indoor Bowls

At Greerton Hall. Tonight: Club night & incorporating a working bee. We need as many members as possible. Keith 577 1116

Tauranga Continuing Education

(60+) Group at Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga, 3rd Tues of month. Lectures start 10am. $4 charge to cover expenses. Speaker: Barry O'Neil, CEO Kiwi Vine Health. Topic: Bio security & the kiwifruit industry. David 544 4179 www.taurangacontinuingeducation.weebly.com

Tauranga Morning Badminton Club

Opening day March 7 & thereafter every Tues & Thurs at QE Youth Centre, cnr 11th Ave & Devonport Rd. 9-11.30am. AGM March 28. Heather 574 0976

Tauranga Orchid Society

Monthly meeting at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave, Tauranga 7pm. Annual Auction - lots of fun & bargains for everyone. Visitors welcome. Natalie 543 0847

Tauranga Patchwork & Quilters Group

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 $2.50. New players welcome. 544 8372

Tauranga Toastmasters

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

Women's Only Event

Guest speaker: Stephanie Wiki, Auckland, “Sharing her incredible story of courage & perseverance that will inspire.” At Daniels in the Park, 53 11th Ave, Tauranga 9-11am. Morning tea provided. RSVP before 23 Feb, Claire 549 5357 or clairefr@econsult.co.nz

Wednesday 22 February

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Age Concern Walking Group

Mount Hot Pools Bus Stop 10am. 578 2631

Bipolar Support Group

Support 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

Community Bible Study International

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

Double Bill Show

Straight from Ireland, on Feb 22. Mundy with special guest Dezi Donnelly, all Ireland Fiddle Champion. The Hop House, Mt Maunganui 7.30pm. Limited tickets, available from Eventfinda

Fernland Water Exercise Class

Starts today 10.45-11.45am. Suitable for accident or illness rehabilitation. Gentle exercises for pre or post joint replacements. Helpful in weightloss or arthritis. Classes held rain or shine, not during school holidays. Classes taken by qualified instructor & lifeguard. New participants planning to attend any class, Jennifer 571 1411

Film Screening

Michael Moore's “Where to Invade Next” then audience discussion about inequality in NZ led by Peter Malcolm. Co-hosted by Closing the Gap & Tauranga Monthly Film Nights. Wesley Centre, 100 13th Ave 7pm. $8 cash entry at door, includes light supper. RSVP tmfn2007@gmail.com or Ron 544 5360

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Friends & Neighbours Night at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Small plate for supper please. Kevin 543 4044

Healing Rooms

Experience God's healing touch. No charge, all ages welcome. Change of venue now upstairs at Graced Op Shop, cnr 11th Ave & Christopher St. 021 110 0878 www.healingrooms.co.nz

Heart Foundation Presentation

Speaker: Tony Duncan, CEO of the Heart Foundation. Topic: Heart research that the Heart Foundation has funded over the years & some of the results of that research. At St Enoch's Church Hall, 134 16th Ave 2-4pm. After-noon tea provided. RSVP essential: 575 4787 or francescar@heartfoundation.org.nz

Kiwi Toasters

Every Toastmaster's journey starts with a single speech. 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

Mount RSA Women's Section

Social day. Entertainment provided by the Keynotes, followed by afternoon tea. Need transport? Ph RSA office prior to the day.

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. If using drugs is causing you problems, maybe we can help. 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

Singles Coffee Club 60+

Every Weds 10am for coffee & once a month for lunch for a social get together. Looking for something new to do or meet new friends? This could be it. Gayle 0274 393 267 or mixandmingle@xtra.co.nz

Tauranga Embroiderers' Guild

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

Tauranga Library Learning Centre

Microsoft Office Course. Topic: Getting Started in Word. 1.30-2.30pm. Cost $8. To book, 577 7177

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group

Thompsons Track – off track with Mt Eliza easier option. Grade mod, approx. 6.5hrs. Sheryl 574 3743

Te Puke Spiritual & Healing Centre

Every 2nd & 4th Weds at Lyceum Club, 8 Palmer Ct, Te Puke. This week: Sue Buckland & Kerry Thomson - workshop series connecting with & receiving messages from our guides & loved ones. Doors open 6.45 for 7.15pm start. $5 entry includes raffle, tea/coffee. 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. Join the supportive & motivated group at Classic Flyers Avgas Cafe every Weds 6.45-8.15am. LaniDTM@gmail.com txt 0210 445 654 www.cityearlystart.co.nz

Thursday 23 February

6 Week Social Beginner Dance Class

Starts today at Greerton Hall, 1247 Cameron Rd (opp Caltex) 8pm or Feb 24 at Welcome Bay School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd 7.30pm. Learn Rock & Roll, Cha Cha, Waltz & more. Sonia, Supreme Dance 544 2337 or 027 322 1786 or just come along on the night.

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, as examples. Dancing every Thurs at Senior Citizen's Hall, Norris St 7.30-9.30pm. $3 entry with light supper provided. 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

Dance/Movement Workshop

Today at 233 Waihi Rd 6pm. $10. For info/signup https://tinyurl.com/gouozhm   Ph 021 210 5929

Fitness League

Safe, effective, low impact exercise to music using the Bagot Stack technique, designed to help with posture, balance & stamina, combination of exercise, movement & dance. All ages & abilities. Complementary 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 Meditation Classes

Every Thurs at Meredith Hall, Fraser St, Merivale (near Yatton Park) 7.30pm. Have control over those constant thoughts! Find peace & the joy of life. Enjoy good health & better quality of sleep. Ian 576 2032

French Connection

For lovers of all things French. Meet fortnightly on Thursday at La Mexica, The Strand 4.30-6.30pm. agohns@yahoo.co.nz

Friends of the Library

Greerton Library Chat Group meets 10am. All welcome. Pam 571 2566

Frocks on Bikes Pilot Bay Picnic

The Waterfront, 120 The Strand, Tauranga 5.15pm. Ride from the city to Pilot Bay for a shared picnic dinner with Frocks on Bikes. No booking required; bring your bike, helmet & contribution for shared picnic.

Heart Foundation Presentation

Speaker: Gerry Devlin, Medical director of the Heart Foundation. Topic: General overview of heart disease which opens up to Q&A. St Enoch's Church Hall, 134 16th Ave 10am – 12pm. Morning tea provided. RSVP to Francesca 575 4787 or francescar@heartfoundation.org.nz

Keynotes 4 Part Harmony

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

LOL Laughter Wellness

Laugh with us through 2017. Penguin Room, Arataki Community Centre, Mt Maunganui 7-7.45pm. $3 door charge. Trish 022 036 6768 email: lollaughterwellness@gmail.com

More Than Crafts

Every Thurs at Greerton Bible Church 9.30-11.30am. Ceramics, dolls, art, cards etc. 571 1949

Mount/Papamoa Coffee & Chat

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

Opera Forum: Porgy & Bess

George Gershwin's iconic opera Feb 23. Tickets from Bureta Pharmacy or House of Travel, Spring St. Complimentary wine & canapes. Tauranga Opera Forum 577 0583

Otumoetai Hockey Club

Men's & Women's teams available for senior hockey. New players welcome. Season commences early April. Caroline 576 5178 or 027 283 2153 cjbigham@hotmail.com

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

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. Every Mon & Thurs at City Church, Otumoetai Rd 9.30-10.30am. $4pp. Diana 021 0476 155

Tennis Seniors WBOP

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

Friday 24 February

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/

Genealogy Research

Members of Papamoa Genealogy Branch at Papamoa Library 10am – 12pm to assist researchers with their family history. Daphne 575 4674

Welcome Bay Mural Unveiling

At Welcome Bay Hall, 250 Welcome Bay Rd 1pm. Special guest: Todd Muller MP. Followed by afternoon tea. RSVP Feb 23 to events@welcomebay.org.nz

Contact Julie to place a listing here: julie@thesun.co.nz

Opinion Poll

Should female hygiene products, such as tampons and sanitary pads, be subsidised?

Only partially

Bay Today

View of the Mount by Wendy van der Vyver. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz