What’s On? The Extravaganza & Writing

The Extravaganza is in town for their final day today at Blake Park. Photo: Tracy Hardy.

Kia ora and morena Sunners, and welcome to your Sunday, where there's lots of ways to stay entertained.

The weather outside looks to be pleasant again today, which means those of you who missed out yesterday can still catch the Extravaganza at Blake Park.

The travelling gypsy fair is free to enter, and runs from 9am to 5pm. There are 32 trucks that form the festival market, with lots of market stalls and award-winning musicians playing throughout the day. There's plenty for kids to do as well, such as tug of war, musical bean bags, and sack races. The Ashton Family Circus will also be there, running shows at 11.30am and 2.30pm.

For creative types, why not drop in at Alzheimer's Society House, 116 13th Ave. The Tauranga Writers group is holding a special workshop on cover design as part of the ‘Year of the Authorpreneur' from 2-4pm. The entry fee is $5 (or gold coin for members). Phone 022 053 4868 or email taurangawritersnz@gmail.com for more info.

There's also an open day at Tauranga Hospital, with live demonstrations by emergency services and a chance to meet the crew of the TECT rescue helicopter – and maybe even win a flight.

Check out more of today's great events below:

WHAT'S ON – Sunday, March 19:

A Course in Miracles

Spirited discussion on practical application of Miracle principles at Backbenches Room, Grindz Cafe, 50 First Ave. Free non-denominational teaching. 12pm coffee & chat. 1pm discussion.

Bay Bible Fellowship/Lord's Day

Worship & communion service at Welcome Bay Primary School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd 10am. Exposition of 1 & 2 Peter “How rebirth takes place.” Pastor Lincoln Forlong. www.bbf.net.nz

Bethlehem Lions Market

Held 1st & 3rd Sun of month at Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga 8am - 12pm. Stallholders - booking a carpark site is essential. Email Alf hvm@lionsclubs.org.nz

Bible Seminars

Greerton Senior Citizen's Hall, Maitland St 1.45pm. Title: “The Way to Life Series - #5 Old Testament Prophecies about Jesus.” Interactive, Q&A. Refreshments provided. Vic 543 0504

BOP Rose Society

AGM at 39 Montego Drive, Papamoa 1.30pm. Speaker: Kevin Dowdle - “The importance of fertilising & spraying roses.” Fern 575 2857

Carmel Country Estate Retirement Village

Open day at 11 Hollister Lane, Ohauiti 10am - 4pm. www.carmel.co.nz

Club Mt Maunganui

Bingo every first & third Sunday of month. Good prizes. 575 4886


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/

Free Farm Day

Andrew & Robyn McLeod's Dairy Farm, 1189 Welcome Bay Rd, Papamoa. Farm talks & demonstrations, sheep shearing, petting area & more all for free.

Healing Yin Yoga

Mount Yoga Studio 9-11am. Papamoa Community Centre 5.30-7.30pm $35. Stella 021 024 96390 www.stellayoga.co.nz

Maketu Market

Every 3rd & 5th Sunday at Maketu Village Green 8am - 12pm. Stall holders, ph Pat 533 5687

Old Time Music Makers Club

Every 3rd Sunday at Welcome Bay Hall 1-4pm. $3 entry & ladies a plate please.

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

Sunday Ladies Squash

Mount Squash Centre, 51 Miro St 4.30-6pm. Open to all, non-members $2. Racquets available, bring non-marking shoes. Suitable for beginners. Kelly 027 227 9525

Tauranga Crohns & Colitis

New support group - first meeting today at Fergusson Park, Tauranga 12.30-3pm. Bring a picnic or BBQ available. Bring the family. Email: bop@crohnsandcolitis.org.nz

Tauranga Friendship & Social Club

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

Tauranga Spiritual Society Inc

Senior Citizen's Hall, 14 Norris St. Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm. Speaker: Terry Keillor “Hypnotherapy – Past Life Regression.” Members $3, non $5. Raffle available $2. Free healing & cuppa. 022 0670 467

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. Loan equipment available. Ken 533 2005 or 0210 274 4626

Tauranga Writers Workshop

“Yes, we do judge a book by its cover” Alzheimer's Society House, 116 13th Ave 2-4pm. Exploring cover design, both DIY & fee-paid as self-publishers in this Year of the Authorpreneur. $5 (or gold coin for members). 022 053 4868 or taurangawritersnz@gmail.com

The Psychic Cafe

Large group of spiritual, psychic & healing practitioners to meet & greet, cafe style. Greerton Community Hall, doors open 6.45pm for 7pm. Door fee $10, everything else free. 578 7205 or www.psychiccafe.nz

Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter

Open day at Tauranga Hospital, Cameron Rd, Tauranga 10am - 2pm. Live demos by emergency services. Meet the rescue crew. Win a flight in a chopper. Free admission.


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