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Wednesday 16 August


Age Concern Walking Group

The Strand Car Park Ph 578 2631

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Baycourt

The Night Is Young – Friends of Baycourt 7.30pm Addison Theatre (Variety Showcase) 0800 TICKETEK

Belly Dancing with Arabian Spice

Every Weds at St Columba Church Hall, 502 Otumoetai Rd, Tauranga 6.30-8.30pm. 0211 245 982 or 576 4112 arabianspicebd@gmail.com

Bipolar Support Group

Support for people with Bipolar. 6.30-7.30pm. Junction 543 3010 for info or if you require transport

Bolivia

Every Wednesday 1-4pm Lyceum Club, 8 Palmer Court Te Puke. Entry $3 includes refreshments. Beginners welcome. Ph Marie 573 9219

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

Community Tai Chi Class

Bethlehem Hall 1-2pm. First lesson free. Term concession rate. Qualified tutor & instructor Trish member AATC.

EmployNZ Offer Free Courses

Welcome Bay Community Centre 9.30am to 10.30am, find out more about the free Retail, Hospitality, IT, Foundation Skills and Fitness Courses. Call Sally on 027 652 1429 for more information.

Fernlands Water Exercise Class

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

Friends of the Library

Greerton Library Book Group meets 10.30am. Theme this month – Stories about Pets. All welcome. Jenny 543 4760

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Championship Triples at Greerton Hall 7pm. Names in book. Wallace Cup. Kevin 543 4044

Greerton Scout Group - Cub Pack

Open to boys/girls yrs 4-6. Meet Weds during school term at Greerton Scout Hal, Hynds Rd, Tauranga 5.30-7pm. Email: greertonscouts@outlook.com

Healing Rooms

Experience God's healing touch. 1-3pm Upstairs, Graced Opp Shop, cnr 11th Ave & Christopher St. Inquiries 0211100878. No charge, all ages welcome, www.healingrooms.co.nz

Kiwi Toasters

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

Let's Learn

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

Mah Jong

Every Weds at Tauranga Citz Club cnr Cameron Rd/13th Ave 12.45-4pm. Wendy 579 2851

Metlifecare Papamoa Beach Village

Open day, 10am–2pm at 2 Te Okuroa Drive, Papamoa
Papamoa Cruisers

Mobility Scooters Meet Then ‘Cruise!”

Wednesday 16 th August, 10 am, Papamoa Mc Donald's. Chat followed by a ‘Cruise'

Papamoa Outdoor Bowls

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

Sequence Dancing

At Norris St Senior Citizens rooms, 7-10pm. Come, look learn and enjoy. Ph 543 9125. www.sequencedancing.org.nz/plenty

Scottish Country Dancing

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

Singles Coffee Club 60+

Looking for something new to do or make new friends, this could be it. Meet Wed @ 10am. Gayle 0274393267 or 5781878 E: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

Tauranga Lyceum Club

Women's friendship club. Catered lunch first Fri of month & dinner 3rd Weds with interesting speakers. Other activities include painting, music & bridge. 68 1st Ave. Margaret 543 3244

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group

Tuahu from Hot Springs Rd towards Motutapere Hut via Abseil Rock. Grade mod/hard, approx. 6.0 hrs. Bruce 543 1034

Tauranga Table Tennis

All grades. Singles & Doubles. Memorial Hall 12.45 - 3pm. Mixed Social Doubles 7.30 - 9.30pm. Roy 578 7800

Te Puke Spiritual & Healing Centre

Meeting 2nd & 4th Wednesdays. Doors open 6.30 Entry $5 includes raffles & refreshments. Lyceum Club 8 Palmer Court. Kerry 021 607 797

Toastmasters - City Early Start

Build your confidence, find your voice & open doors of opportunity in 2017 Classic Flyers Avgas Cafe every Weds 7.00-8.15am. Lani 0210 445 654 www.cityearlystart.co.nz

Yoga Body & Mind

Every Weds 9.45am-11am at Greerton Hall 1263 Cameron Rd, Tauranga. Ph Julia 021 0268 1046 email: juliathuy26@gmail.com

Thursday 17 August

 

A Night In History

Research in the Papamoa Library after dark, 5.25pm – 9.30pm, expert genealogists available to help, interesting speakers, shared supper. Contact the library to book a place.

A Place to Bee

Free craft session every Thurs at Lighthouse Church 11am - 1pm. Learn a new skill, have coffee, meet new friends & have a chat

Adult Adoptee's Support Tauranga

Meet every 2nd Thursday 6pm Oyster Catcher room Arataki Community Center Zambuk Way Bayfair. Scott 027 565 6459

An Improved Memory

Preserve and improve your memory. Documentary, discussion and practice. 2-4pm Arataki Community Centre. Booking essential. Koha entry. info www.eventspronto.co.nz/meaningfullife Text 0210 274 2502

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 or Steve 027 277 9569

BOP Plenty Shirley Club Walking

Meet in carpark outside ‘Maudes' at the Lakes Shopping Centre every Thursday 9am sharp. Walks about an hour and at Maudes Cafe afterwards for refreshments and chat. Shirl 543 1170

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

EmployNZ Free Course

Tauranga Library 10 – 11am to find out more about the free Retail, Hospitality, IT, Foundation Skills & Fitness Courses. Sally 027 652 1429

Fitness League

Safe, effective, low impact exercise Bagot Stack technique. 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. David 570 1204

Geneology

A Night In History – Research in the Papamoa Library after dark, 5.25pm – 9.30pm, expert genealogists available to help, interesting speakers, shared supper. Contact the library to book a place

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

Katikati Toastmasters

Building communication & leadership1st, 3rd & 5th Thurs of the month. Katikati Community Resource Centre, 45 Beach Rd Katikati. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Chrissy 027 296 7939

Keynote's Inc

Keynotes 4 part harmony Women's Chorus Meet Thursday 7.00 pm @ Wesley Church hall 13th Ave Sing for fun and health Phone Nora 5442714

More Than Crafts

Greerton Bible Church cnr Oropi Rd and Chadwick Rd. 9.30am. Crafts and a cuppa $3. Enquiries Ruth 543 4879

Mount/Papamoa Coffee & Chat

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

Move without Pain workshop

Learn to free yourself from chronic muscular tension and all the pain issues that go with this. Runs for 6 weeks www.somatics.co.nz Suds 027 227 4161

Narcotics Anonymous

Closed men's meeting every Thurs at Waipuna Park Hall, 25 Kaitemako Rd, Welcome Bay 7.30-8.30pm

Orange City Square & Round Dance

Tues 10am Weds Advanced, Thurs Club Night & New Learner Class, 7.30pm. Frontiersmen's Hall. Ph 543-1063

Petanque

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

Pilates Classes

Weekly 11:00-12:00 at Omokoroa Settlers' Hall. $12 per class. Claudia 0211927706

Saintly Shakers Preschool Music

Every Thurs at St Mary's Church, Cnr Girven Rd & Marlin St. $3 per family includes morning tea. Ph 575 9945

Schizophrenia Support Group

Support for people who have a diagnosis of Schizophrenia. 1pm-2pm. Please phone JUNCTION on 543 3010 for further information

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

Taoist Tai Chi

Exercise for body and mind. A new beginners class starts Thursday 6th July 5:30-7.00pm, 15 Koromiko Street. All welcome. Diane 021 343 324.

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 Model Railway Club

Meets every Thursday at 7.30 pm in the club rooms cnr of Cross Rd & Mirrielees Rd, Sulphur Point. Ph Alex 544 5230

Tennis Seniors WBOP

Players 35 years plus. Tauranga Lawn Tennis Club, Wharepai Domain 9am - 12pm. $3 ball fee. Lynda tswbop@gmail.com 021 057 6601

Women's Singing Group

Every Thurs at 68 1st Ave 11am. Beginners welcome. Marie 576 1300

Friday 18 August


Baywave's Friday Fun Night

6pm–8pm Celebrate International Youth Day. There will be games, prizes, music, the hydroslide and waves, anyone under the age of 16 will receive FREE entry.

Cards 500

Senior Citizens Te Puke every Friday 12.45 -3pm. Lyceum Club, 8 Palmer Court Te Puke. New members welcome. Brian 573 9444

Chess Tauranga

At 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/

Citizens Advice Bureau Tauranga

AGM Friday Aug 25 10am Community Centre Gravatt Road Papamoa

Counselling

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

Embrace Dancing Classes

Learn West Coast Swing. First class free. Elizabeth Street Community Centre 6.45pm. Vero 021 191 161 embrace.dancing@gmail.com

Friday Fun Night Light Party

Come on down to Greerton Aquatic & Leisure Centre for Friday Fun Night. Enjoy heaps of fun, music & games.Tickets: Only $5 per child with family passes available! Greerton Aquatic & Leisure Centre

Genealogy Research

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

Greerton Indoor Bowling Club

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

Mah Jong - Mt Maunganui

Every Fri at St Andrew's Church Hall, Dee St 12.45-4pm. Joy 578 7310

New Zealand First

Winston Peters public meeting, Red Square City Centre Tauranga at 12.30

Table Tennis Tauranga

Memorial Hall. Social doubles singles 1-3pm. Junior Club 3.30-5.30pm. Training squad 5.30-7pm. Club night 7.30-9.30pm. Paul 021 884 021

Tauranga Leisure Marching

Display Day QE Centre. Free admission. Come along to watch this fabulous spectacle of marching precision. 27 teams from Tauranga, Waikato & Auckland

Tauranga Lyceum Club

Women's friendship club. Catered lunch first Fri of month & dinner 3rd Weds with interesting speakers. Other activities include painting, music & bridge. 68 1st Ave. Margaret 543 3244

Tauranga Society of Artists

Life drawing classes every 1st & 3rd Friday of month. 9.30am-12.30pm All skill levels welcome. 171A Elizabeth St West 576 9592

Yoga Body & Mind

Every Fri 6.15pm - 7.30pm at Waipuna Park Hall 25 Kaitemako Rd, Tauranga. Ph Julia 0210 268 1046 email: juliathuy26@gmail.com

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