What's on - art, kid's market, walks and museums

Celebrate 50 years of creativity with the Mount Art Group's 30th Annual Exhibition and Sale, April 13 - 15 at Mount Maunganui College Hall, Saturday and Sunday 9am - 5pm and Monday 9am - 4pm. 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 is forecasting a mainly fine day, but with a few afternoon and evening showers. Westerlies, fresh this afternoon.

It's a two-layer clothing day with an expected high of 20 degrees, and an overnight low of 13 degrees. High tide is at 10.41am and low tide is at 4.46pm. Sunset is at 5.52pm.

What's on today?

Celebrate 50 years of creativity with the Mount Art Group's 30th Annual Exhibition and Sale, April 13 - 15 at Mount Maunganui College Hall, Saturday and Sunday 9am - 5pm and Monday 9am - 4pm.

Discover a diverse collection of artworks including acrylics, oils, watercolors, and pastels, alongside cards, posters, and a student showcase. Meet local artists, ranging in abilities, whose weekly gatherings foster inspiration and encouragement. Purchase your favorite pieces directly at the exhibition and take them home with you. Don't miss this unique opportunity to support local talent and immerse yourself in a celebration of art.

The Mount Art Group exhibition has over 200 works by local artists on display at the Mount Maunganui College. This is a cash and carry exhibition and entry is by gold coin donation.

Tauranga South Community Patrol are out in force in Tauranga Crossing's lower car park from 10am - 2pm today, opposite the BP Station, installing tamper-resistant screws to number plates for anyone who wants to lessen the chance of their number plate being stolen.

Whakamarama Kids Market. Photo: Supplied.

Whakamarama Kids Market is on today from 3pm-5pm at Whakamarama Community Centre, 469 Whakamarama Rd. The young sellers will tempt market-goers with everything from quality second items and baking to handcrafted gifts for the home and garden.

Mushroom Discovery Walk at McLaren Falls. Photo: Supplied.

If you're five to seven years old, it's time to head outdoors at McLaren Falls on a Mushroom Discovery Walk with the Fungi Fest team. The walk takes about 90 minutes, from 11am - 12.30pm. For more details 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.

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

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

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

What else is on today?

Art in the Park
Original art for sale. Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui. 9am - 4pm. Weather permitting. Tauranga Society of Artists

Association Croquet
Sat. Mon. & Wed at Club Mt Maunga nui, 45 Kawaka St. 9.15am for 9.30am start. Newplayers & visitors welcome. Ph Malcolm 027 681 5204

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, Andrea 021 133 0313

Boules - Petanque
Tauranga BOP Club Tawa Street, Mt Maunganui. Social and competitive play. Boules available. New players welcome. Phone Ray 027 756 3565 for times, further details.

Ford Road Rubbish Collection
Meet at 9.30am at the Ford Road Coastguard Boat Ramp, Maketu. Look out for our MOWS flag and truck. We will provide gloves and bags.

Mount Art Group Exhibition
Mount College Hall Mount Maunganui, College Students Art for sale. April 13-15th Sat& Sun 9-5pm, Mon 9-4pm. Pay& Take

Mount Art Group’s Annual Art Sale & Exhibition
Held at Mount College Hall, April 13-15; Sat & Sun 9-5, Mon 9-4. Paintings, cards, posters for sale, College students' art. Pay and Take. Entry via gold coin donation.

St Stephens Jigsaw Library
Every Saturday 10am-12noon. Hire for 2 weeks a variety of 600 puzzles. Cnr of Brookfield and Highmore Terrace.

Taoist Tai Chi Tauranga
Taoist Tai Chi Tauranga Beginning sessions OPEN. Monday 9am, Tuesday 10.30 + 1pm, Wednesday 1,30pm Thursday 6pm Friday 9am ,Saturday 8.45. Any Queries PH Margie 021500320

Tauranga Golf Croquet
Tuesday and Friday9.30 - Noon and 1pm to 3.30pm.Saturday 9.30-Noon and Sunday 1pm-3.30pm,Golf Croquet at Tauranga Domain,Cameron Rd.New players welcome Contact Gretchen 5767169

Tauranga Social Dance Club
Sequence Dance Sat April 7pm St Johns Church Hall 94 Bureta Road Music by Ralph. Come join us Ph Jan 5763455


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