What's On

Saturday 25 March

30th Annual Book Sale

Tauranga Rotary Club April 15, 16 & 17 at Seeka Coolstore, Totara St, Mount.  Books, records, CDs, DVDs, jigsaws & sheet music needed. Deliver to: Caltex Welcome Bay, Bayfair, Greerton, Katikati. Z Energy 11th Ave, Hewletts Rd & Bethlehem. Or Ross 544 0817

Bay Network Singles Social Club

55+ who wish to make new friends & enjoy club activities, dining, shows, trips, bbq's etc. Mary-Anne 027 207 1690 or 576 9988

Baypark Family Speedway

Drivers will be fighting to become the BOP champion on each of our registered classes. ASB Baypark Stadium 6.30-10pm. Adults $20, children $10. www.bayparkspeedway.co.nz

BOP Orchid Society Annual Show

April 7 & 8, Te Puke War Memorial Hall 10am - 4pm. Plants, speciality stalls, raffles. $3 entry.

Car Boot Sale

Evans Rd Community Church 8-11am.Car Boot Sale, Car wash + Site $5. Real Coffee. ph/txt Arthur 0211 637 691

Caravan & Motorhome Owners

Interested in joining like minded people & attend weekend rallies? Neal 576 9031

Come Dancing Tonight

Sequence & old time dancing. Great music & supper. Greerton Hall 7.30-10.30pm. Entry $7. Run by Tauranga Scottish Soc. Nola 576 5076

Epic Te Puke Easter Egg Trail

Prizes for all ages. Free fun for everyone. Count eggs in Te Puke shop windows from April 1-11. Entry forms available at the Te Puke Library.

Friendship Force International

Friendship & Home Hosting exchanges with other clubs worldwide. Barbara 574 5711 or email: regclothier@gmail.com www.thefriendshipforce.org

Garage Sale

Lions Club of Katikati at containers, rear of Caltex Service Station, Main Rd, Katikati 8am – 12pm. Furniture, white ware, electrical. No parking in Caltex yard please.

Guinea Pig Show

Pyes Pa Hall, open to public 10am - 3pm, gold coin entry. Register your guinea pig for $5 before 12pm & enter fun classes. Fancy dress theme ‘Easter”. taurangacavyclub@gmail.com

Inversion Back Pain Expo

March 25 & 26 at Elizabeth St Community Centre, 169 Elizabeth St 10am – 4pm.

Katikati Tramping Club

Tui Mine - Franklin Rd, moderate. Easy option, Te Aroha - Tui Mine low level walks. Peter 07 863 8781

Kids Gone Fishing Day

April 1 9.30am - 1pm prizegiving at 1.15pm Tauranga Bridge Marina (Mount side). Bait provided, spot prizes. Pre-register at www.tayt.org.nz - registrations at 9am. By Blue Light.

Messianic Meetings

Every Sat at Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui 10am. Seek to unite together in our walk to put truth into action on a daily basis. 544 7424 or 0210 226 3515

Narcotics Anonymous Open Meetings

Sat 7.30-8.30pm & every Sun 7-8pm, Hanmer Clinic, 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton. Mon 7-8pm & Fri 7.30-8.30pm, Hillier Centre. 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui. Women's Meeting every Tues 10.30-11.30am Downstairs Hall, Salvation Army Recovery Church, 375 Cameron Rd. 0800 NA TODAY

Original Greerton Hall Market

8am – 12pm. Crafts, plants, produce, bric-a-brac, tea, coffee, food available. New stallholders welcome. Tricia/Gary 543 1487 or 027 908 2952 greertonmar-ket@actrix.co.nz www.facebook.com/greertonhallmarket

Petanque @ Club Mt Maunganui

Sat & Sun - coaching & competitive play 1pm. Equip available, all levels welcome. Jo Ann 578 3606

Sabbath Service

Every Sat 10.30am Bible discussion adults & children. 11.45am share blessings/singing/sermon Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui. 576 0435 or 021 0778 214

Tauranga Races

Bayleys International Raceday, Group 2 Windsor Park Stud Japan NZ International Trophy & Shiseido Fashions in the Field. Tauranga Racecourse, Greerton 12-6.15pm. Adult General Admission (18+) $10, children under 18 years free.

The Seekers Story

With Athol Guy & Friends. Music at Baycourt Addison Theatre 2.30pm. www.baycourt.co.nz

Trustpower Photographic Exhibition

Until April 9 at The Strand, Downtown Tauranga. Large scale exhibition showcasing our people & places. Free entry.

Village Radio

Community radio broadcasting from Tauranga Historic Village 1368 kHz AM. Music of 1940's - 90's weekends 9am - 5pm, weekdays 10am - 5pm. www.villageradio.co.nz or 571 3710

Waipuna Hospice Concert

Songbirds – Sisters Take Flight, at Holy Trinity Church 7.30pm. Songs from Simon & Garfunkel, Michael Jackson, Shirley Bassey, Barbara Streisand & new material. Tickets: Adults $40, students $20. Tickets from Waipuna Hospice, Hospice Shops & www.waipunahospice.co.nz 

Sunday 26 March

A Course in Miracles

Spirited discussion on the Miracle principles at Backbenches Room, Grindz Cafe, 50 1st Ave. Free, non demoninational. 12.30pm: coffee & chat. 1pm: discussion - “How to bring loving solutions to unloving situations.”

Bay Bible Fellowship/Lord's Day

Worship service at Welcome Bay Primary School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd. Exposition of 1 & 2 Peter - God's foods that grow us.” Tom Griffiths. www.bbf.net.nz

Bee Interest Group

Monthly meeting, TECT Park, in conjunction with Park open day 2pm. Bring bee suit, plate for afternoon tea & gold coin donation for the group. Gordon 027 544 2882

Bible Seminars

Greerton Senior Citizen's Hall, Maitland St 1.45pm. Title: “The Way to Life Series - #6 the Return of Jesus.” Interactive, Q&A. Vic 543 0504

BOP Powerchair Football Club

Powerchair football is for persons with disabilities of all ages who are power chair users. Next session today, Tga Boys College, Gym 1 1-3pm. Murray 027 343 3314


Every Sun, Tues, Fri at Tauranga Domain, Cameron Rd 12.45pm. Beginners welcome. Peter 571 0633

Czech & Slovak Club Tauranga

Czech School & Playgroup at Tauranga Boys' College, Devonport Rd 10am - 12noon. Guests welcome. https://www.csclubtauranga.nz/en/

Home Computer Club (Tga) Inc

Computer enthusiasts meet to share knowledge & experience, at Arts & Crafts Centre, Elizabeth St West, last Sun of month 9.30am – 12.30pm approx. $3 door charge. 544 2067

Papamoa Lions Club Market

Gordon Spratt Reserve, Parton Rd, Papamoa. Gates open 7am for stall holder entry. Ph Wayne 027 974 5699

Quakers in Tauranga

In hall behind Brain Watkins House, cnr Elizabeth St/Cameron Rd 10am for an hour of mainly silent worship followed by tea/coffee & talk. 544 0448 www.quaker.org.nz

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

Meet Sun 1.30pm & Thurs 5.30pm at pond behind 24 Montego Drive, Papamoa to sail Electron & similar 3ft long yachts, for fun. Adult beginners welcome. Graham 572 5419

Rifle Range Public Open Day

Open to public on last Sun of the month. Range at end of Ngawaro Rd, at the TECT All Terrain Park 9am - 3pm. Bring own ammo, shooting rests, ear muffs etc. Must bring fire-arms license $15pp (cash only). www.deerstalkersbop.org.nz

Steinway Open Day

At Addison Theatre, Baycourt 10am. Free entry. www.baycourt.co.nz

Tauranga Friendship & Social Club

Walks, dinners & outings for over 50's. Barbara 544 7461

Tauranga Underwater Hockey Club

Every Sunday of school term as well as last Sunday of school holidays at Baywave. Beginners 5-6.15pm. Experienced 6-7.45pm. Ken 533 2005 or 0210 274 4626 

Monday 27 March

40th Anniversary of CAB in Tauranga

Calling all members/volunteers of Citizen's Advice Bureau Tauranga. Celebrating 40 years of CAB in Tauranga. Email Kim, manager.tauranga@cab.org.nz

Achieve Toastmasters

Keep speaking, keep helping, keep succeeding. 1st, 3rd & 5th Mon of month at St Stephen's Church Hall, Brookfield, Tauranga 7.30-9.30pm. Craig 027 587 5115

Badminton Club

Every Mon, Aquinas College, Pyes Pa 7.30-9.30pm. Adults & year 12 & above. Racquets available. Sue 0211 944 335 www.taurangabadmintonclub.co.nz

Beginner Salsa Lessons

Presented by Bay Salsa at Studio 162, 162 Durham St 6.30pm. Walk in classes. www.baysalsa.co.nz

Body & Soul Fun Fitness

Over 50's, social events & guest speakers. Mon & Fri Greerton Hall Cameron Rd. Tues Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave. Weds City Church cnr Otumoetai Rd/Sherwood St. Thurs at Tauranga Senior Citizens Hall, Norris St behind Pak n Save. Classes 9.15-10.15am. Dianne 576 5031 or 027 431 4326

Bowel Cancer Support Group

Support Group open to anyone living with bowel/rectal cancer, &/or their carer. Meet 4th Mon of month at Cancer Society's Tauranga office, 111 Cameron Rd 10-11.30am. Angelique 07 927 6505


Every Mon at Bethlehem Hall, Main Highway 7.15pm. First 3 nights free. Wendy 578 2585

Chess Mount Maunganui RSA Club

Every Mon 544 Maunganui Rd. Early programme 6-7.30pm during school term. Late programme 7.30pm onwards. Standard chess rules. Incl casual games. Noel 579 5412

Civic Choir Tauranga

Practice every Mon at Wesley Church, 13th Ave, Tauranga 7.30pm. www.taurangacivicchoir.org.nz Heather 575 9092

Come Dancing Monday Nights

St Pats Hall, Beatty Ave, Te Puke 7-8.30pm. $3pp. Robert 573 8639


Every Mon & Weds at Senior Citizen's Hall, Norris St 7pm. Modern, waltzes, tango, quicksteps & more. $3pp. 543 9125

Fitness League

Low impact exercise set to music using the Bagot Stack technique, for women of all ages & abilities. First class free. Mon at Settlers Hall Omokoroa 9.30am & Tues St Johns Anglican Church Waihi 9.30am. Dorothy 549 3378

Free Meditation Classes in Bellevue

Every Mon 10am & Weds 7.30pm. Find peace & the joy of life. Stop those thoughts. Enjoy good health & better quality of sleep. David/Trisha 570 1204

Greerton Every Girls Rally

Meet Mon fortnightly during school terms at Greerton Bible Church, cnr Oropi & Chadwick Rds, Tauranga 4-6pm. Open to girls ages 7yrs upwards. Mary 571 0061

Line Dancing

Every Mon at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave 6-8pm. Every Weds at Arataki Community Hall, Zambuk Way, Bay-fair 12-2pm. Every Thurs at Matua Hall, Levers Rd 1-3pm. Pat 544 2574

Mah Jong

Every Mon at Tauranga South Bowling Club, 11th Ave 12.45-4pm. Visitors & beginners welcome. Free teaching available. Shirley 576 0014

Mount Chess Club

Every Mon at Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui 1-4pm. Standard length chess. $3 a session. Sets, boards, clocks & refreshments provided. Bob/Vic 575 5845 or 0274 786 282

Mt Maunganui Bridge Club

Every Mon 12.45-4.15pm, with junior & novice sessions 7-9.15pm. Weds 7-10.15pm. Thurs 10.45am - 2.15pm (bring your lunch). Fri 12.45-4.15pm. 60 Golf Rd. $3 members $5 visitors. Anne 572 5522

Nam Wah Pai Kung Fu

Chinese martial art training, Selwyn Ridge School, Welcome Bay 6-7.30pm. Brian 021 241 7059

Omokoroa Beach Indoor Bowling Club

Meet at Settlers Hall, Omokoroa Rd Mon 1.30pm & Tues 7.30pm. Cost $3. Anne 548 1636

Otumoetai Indoor Bowls

Aggregate, Matua Primary School Hall, Clivedene St 7.15pm. New members welcome. Karen 576 0443

Piloga Classes

Fusion of Pilates & yoga movements. Every Mon & Fri at Arataki Community Centre 10.15-11.30am. $15 per class.

Plant Based Cooking Seminar

Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui 6.30-8.30pm. Talk, teach, taste presented by Arna Buckley & others. Entry $10. Book now 576 0435 or 021 0778 214

Plunket Car Seat Clinic

Mon & Thurs at 471 Devonport Rd, Tauranga 10am - 2pm. Car seats checked & fitted by qualified Child Restraint Technicians. Donation appreciated. 578 7813

Recycled Teenagers

Gentle exercise for 50's forwards. Mon & Weds, 14 Norris St, Tauranga Senior Citizens Club. Tues at St Mary's Church Hall, Girven Rd. All 9 - 10.30am. First class free. Jennifer 571 1411

Ryukyu Kempo Karate

Every Mon & Weds at Levers Rd Hall, Matua 6.30-8pm. Age 10 & up, families welcome. Marty 027 405 1468

Silver Singers Choir

Tenor & base voices needed desperately for their 30 voice choir. Practices every Mon in St Stephen's Chapel, Brookfield Tce, Otumoetai 1pm. Pat 579 1036

St Mary's Op Shop

End of Season Sale. St Mary's Op Shop, cnr Girven & Marlin St's. For a limited time. 575 9945

Tauranga Creative Fibre

Every Mon at Arts Centre, Elizabeth St from 9.30am. Spinning, weaving, felting, knitting, crochet & more. Thurs evening twice a month. Margaret 571 3483 or 021 0817 0350 or marg.rus@gmail.com

Tauranga Rock n Roll Club Inc

Every Mon at Tauranga RSA, Cameron Rd, Greerton 8pm. Relaxed, social evening of dancing. Members $3, non-members $5. Check the Facebook pages. Trina 575 7461 a/hs

Tauranga Senior Citizens Club

Cards, 500 & Bridge Mon & Thurs. Indoor Bowls Tues, Weds & Sat at 14 Norris St, behind Pak n Save 1-4pm. Register by 12.45pm. $2 incl afternoon tea.

Tauranga Scottish Country Dance Club

Beginners class at St John's Church Hall, 94 Bureta Rd 6.30-8.30pm. Sarah 579 0123

Te Puke Floral Art Group

Meet 4th Mon at Methodist Church Hall, Oroua St 11am. Val 573 7804

Welcome Bay Painters Group

Meet every Mon at Lighthouse Church Hall, Welcome Bay Rd 9.30am – 12.30pm. Dennis 544 6451

Women's Art Group

Every Mon at Lyceum Club Rooms, 68 1st Ave 9am - 12pm. Margaret 543 3244 

Tuesday 28 March

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

Aglow Mt Maunganui

Salvation Army Hall, 57 Eversham Rd, Mt Maunganui 9.30am. “How God sees us. Teaching's from Graeme Cook's material.” Barbara 576 5870

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

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

Argentine Tango

Guys, we need you to rotate, as partners, with the girls.  No experience necessary as you'll be given some FREE lessons. Denise 02040061340

Bureta Garden Circle

Monthly meeting, 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

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 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

Friends of the Library

Mount Library Book Group meet 10am. Theme: TBA. Gail 574 3376

Friends of Cambodia Charitable Trust

Need volunteers. Meet at Board Room, Raft Cafe 12.30pm. Informal & relaxed.

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

Israeli Dancing

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

Junction Mental Health

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

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

Mt Maunganui Dog Training Club

AGM April 4 at Club gear shed 7pm. All welcome.

Ocean Running

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

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

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

9- Bowl Triples (Gee Cup) at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Mary 541 0687

Taoist Tai Chi

New beginners classes at 15 Koromiko St, Judea 1pm & 5.30pm. Wade 021 606 133

Tauranga Morning Badminton Club

Tues & Thurs at QE Youth Centre, cnr 11th Ave/Devonport Rd 9-11.30am. AGM today. 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 $2.50. 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 Toastmasters

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

Widow & 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 29 March

Age Concern Walking Group

Vanilla Café, off Maungatapu Rd 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

Bowls Indoor

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

Disc Golf

Weds evening (social) doubles. Beginners 9 hole course. Exp disc golfers on hand. Disc hire is incl. To register Facebook.com/Tauranga Disc Golf (2 per team) plus team name by 12noon. Wear good footwear. $10 per team. Dazz 021 0314 117


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

Diabetes Help Tauranga

Diabetes Help Tauranga and Tauranga Heart Foundation support group at Bow Owens Retirement Village 10am. Speakers: Jaine Kirtley, naturopath; Mark Webster, Webster Teas. 571 3422 or debbie@diabeteshelp.org.nz

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

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls

Ladies Singles & Garden Forest Marine Mens Singles (Ballinger Trophy) at Greerton Hall 7.30pm. Markers required. 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

First 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

Mount Healing & Spiritual Centre

1st & 3rd Weds, Omanu Bowling Club, Golf Rd, Mount 7pm. Meet the Mediums: Pamela Kelly, Elaine Sollitt, Karen Kopa. Door charge $5. Janet 027 264 0226

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

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. Gayle 0274 393 267 or mixandmingle@xtra.co.nz

Tai Chi

Community class every Weds at Bethlehem Hall, 239 SH2 1-2pm. Supreme ultimate health exercise programme, suitable everyone. Trish Miller 021 482 842 communitytaichinz@gmail.com

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 Excel. 1.30-2.30pm. Cost: $8. Exploring the Digital World Seminar. Topic: Shopping Online. Free. 5.30-6.30pm. 577 7177

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group

Lindemann Loop. Harder option. Grade mod, approx. 5.5hrs. Rosemary 576 1878

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 30 March

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 7.30-9.30pm. $3 entry. Gavin 027 643 6222

Cambodia Charitable Trust Fundraiser

Your Home, Your Style. Matua Bowling Club April 6 7pm. Tickets $25 from Lyon O'Neal Arnold or Devon 022 155 3994

Citizen's Advice Bureau

Trialling a fortnightly service on Thursdays. A specialist in family/whanau dispute resolution can help with decisions about proceeding forward with confidence. Ph 578 1592

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. 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 Terry Heath from Turning Point 578 6934

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

Happiness & Our Mind

Drop-in meditation. 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

Maungatapu School Twilight Gala

From 4-7pm. Fields of fun & plenty of stalls, including wipe-out, bumper balls, pony rides, bouncy castles, white elephant, plants & more. Cash only event.

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

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

Orange City Square & Round Dance Club

Tuesday morning postponed until April. Weds A & Plus, Thurs Club night & New Learner Class 7.30pm. Frontiersmen's Hall. 543 1063

Otumoetai Hockey Club

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

Otumoetai Indoor Bowls

Open Singles at Mount Sports Centre 7.30pm. New members welcome. Karen 576 0443

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

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 incl 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

Tennis Seniors WBOP

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

Women's Singing Group

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

Friday 31 March

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. 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 ph Karen 021 579 249

Friday Fun Night Disco Fever

Prizes, inflatables & more. This months theme: Disco Fever. Greerton Aquatic & Leisure Centre 5.30-7pm.

Genealogy Research

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

Greerton Indoor Bowling Club

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

Tauranga Lyceum Club

Catered lunch first Fri of month & dinner third Weds with varied & interesting speakers. Incl 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 Lions, the Witch & the Wardrobe

Presented by Waihi Drama, with a steampunk twist. Thurs - Sun from March 31 - April. 9. Sunday matinee 2pm & evening show 7pm. Adults $15, school kids $10. waihidrama.co.nz

The Sociables

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

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


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