What‘s on - orchestra, Mahy magic, career expo

Greerton marimba player Yoshiko Tsuruta will be performing with the Opus Orchestra at Baycourt today. Photo: Supplied.

Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa tatou, ka koa hoki ki reira.

MetService are forecasting a cloudy day with a few showers, which should be clearing this evening. Also easterlies.

It’s a three-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 16 degrees, and an overnight low of 6degrees. High tide is at 12.39pm and low tide at 6.41pm. Sunset is at 5.28pm.

What’s on today?

The Greerton Village yarnbombing concert has had to be cancelled today due to weather.

It’s Mahy Magic at Baycourt this afternoon with poems and stories by beloved NZ writer, Margaret Mahy, are set to music by award-winning composer Philip Norman. Be entertained by narrative and interactive performances from New Zealander’s Georgia Jamieson Emms and Robert Tucker.

The Canvas Tauranga Careers Expo is on today at Trustpower Baypark from 9am – 3pm. Come and find out about trades, university, courses, and careers.

Tauranga Dance is holding their TDI Championship Weekend at Tauranga Boys’ College. The Championship Weekend offers modern and tap genres as well as the popular inclusive dance class open to anyone in the community living with a disability who would not otherwise enter the competition classes.

Baycourt will be ringing out music from the Opus Orchestra today as the ‘Made for Opus: Composer Encounters’ event is held at 5pm. This interactive concert will appeal to all those keen to meet some of NZ’s most respected composers and the Opus musicians.


For more events visit My Tauranga.

The Mission House at  The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga in Mission St is open from 10am - 4pm. Come and view the Mission House and gardens. For more information click here

Take a walk through Tauranga Art Gallery and view the many exhibitions on display there this week. The gallery, in Willow St, is open from 10am - 4pm.

Love public art? CITY ART WALK TAURANGA app is a free to download walking tour of 20 public artworks in Tauranga's city centre. For more information click here

Enjoy workshops at ReMaker, with the community of makers, located at Our Place in Willow St. Click here for more information.

Diana Bomford, Tony Fraser and Hugh Bomford at the Lion and Tusk Museum at Mount Maunganui. Photo: Daniel Hines.

Have you been to the Lion and Tusk Museum yet? It's open today from 10am - 3pm at Unit 4, 14 Portside Dr, Mount Maunganui. Come and see a massive display of Rhodesian military history records and exhibits of uniforms, medals and equipment. Opening hours are 10am – 3pm Thursday to Sunday. For more information click here

The Incubator. Photo: Supplied.

At The Incubator Creative Hub at Tauranga Historic Village, there are many exhibitions, workshops and events happening daily. For more information click here. Exhibition hours are 10am – 2.30pm.

What else is on today?

A Course in Miracles

A powerful transformational teaching to find inner peace. Stuck in past grievances and resentments? Get over it! Free Internet forgiveness workshop. https://jenniferhadley.com/how-get-over-it Txt 210 274 2502.

Association Croquet
At Club Mt Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St. Mon, Wed, Sat; 9:15am for 9:30am start. New players & visitors welcome. Ph Jacqui 574 9232

Bay Singles Social Group
Join a bunch of over 50’s young singles. Weekend dinners, pot-lucks, occasional outings. Have a go! Ph Delia 027 284 8762 or Andrea 021 133 0313

Beth-El Messianic Family
Celebrate Shabbat (Sabbath) as did Messiah Yeshua (Jesus), his disciples and early believers. It’s time. All are welcome @ Otumoetai Primary 10am. Joel 02 176 8043 info@bethel.org.nz

Bethlehem Pottery Kids Classes
Kids love playing with mud? Sign them up to Kids Pottery Classes, various projectsMax 8 Kids, FIFS, for more info Contact Juliet 021 271 1433 BPC.kidsclasses@gmail.com

Dragon Boating
Every Saturday 8.30am at Sulphur Pt. Come & enjoy some fun & fitness on the water. Ages 12+ Contact: Brooke 0220782308

Exhibition by Janet Collenette
Janet Collenette is exhibiting her fine art paintings, featuring the monarch butterfly life cycle, in the Art Gallery, 33 Devonport Road, for July.

Justice of the Peace
10am-12pm The Crossing Shopping Mall

LOL Laughter Wellness
Learn to release your happy hormones & give yourself a boost. Make laughter a choice, not consequence. Arataki Community Ctr, 11-11:45am. Trish 022 036 6768 lollaughterwellness@gmail.com. Koha

Loss, Change & Possibility
Seminar/Workshop offering practical processes to support and guide you on your pathway of healing. 9:30am to midday. www.griefsupport.org for details. To register: office@griefsupport.org.nz or 578 4480.

Omokoroa Market
9am-12pm Settlers Hall, Omokoroa Road. Fresh bread, hot burgers, waffles, arts n crafts, fruit and veg, and a whole lot more

Otumoetai Tennis Club
Adult tennis. Start 1:30pm. Bellevue Park Windsor Road (adjacent to swimming pool). New players and visitors welcome. Ph Victor 0275771818 a/hrs

Papamos Friendly Group (55-65s)
Want to join a small group for social get togethers? This is not a singles only nor a dating group. Anyone interested please text 0274034130

St Stephens Jigsaw Library
Every Saturday 10am-12pm500 puzzles availableHire: 1000p for $1, 500p for 50c Large pieces available. Choose from childrens, Landscape, animals, Collections. See you at Highmore Terrace, Brookfield

Sunshine Sequence Dance Group
Tea Dance, come and enjoy Baptist church Hall 13 Ave. 5 to 9pm. $5pp. Bring own tea, plates, utensils. Tea and coffee supplied. Dawn 579 3040

Taoist Tai Chi Arts
Cultivating Balance, New beginning classes, Mon - Sat, Tauranga, Te Puke, Papamoa, Mt Maunganui, Katikati.www.taoisttaichi.org for schedule & times or Margie Ph 02 150 0320

Tauranga Farmers Market
7.45am-noon at Tauranga Primary School cnr Cameron Road & 5th Avenue. Rain, hail or shine. Direct from the Producers. Support Local.

Tauranga Fuchsia Group
Last Sat each month at Art & Craft Centre, Elizabeth St West, 1pm. Learn how to care for fuchsias. Ph Pat 579 1655 or Noeleen 578 4643

The Sociables
A group of males and females in the 30’s/40’s and 50’s age group. That meet for dining out, bushwalks etc. Ph 022 012 0376


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