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Patchwork & Quilting Exhibition

Quilts-a-Plenty

Tauranga Worm Workshop

Composting with Worms is a Win-Win for Everyone

Small Business Events Sept/Oct

Active network for small business owners

Artist Talk with Sara Hughes

All welcome at this free talk

Reiki Healing

6 week course

Free IT & Computing Night Class

Toi-Ohomai

“Greenwood in Spring” Weekend Encampment

Learn techniques & ways to use unseasoned wood

Learn about Bees

with Seaside Bees

Focus on Dementia Speaker Series

September Workshops @ the Artery

Flax weaving, re-fashioned rugs, stone sculpture & indigo dying

Re-Fashioned Rugs

Grandma’s rag mats have nothing on these…

Free Mandarin Classes

at Greerton Library

Old Children’s Books

Stephanie Smith talks about her collection

Passchendaele Discussion

Panel discussion, exhibition, services etc…

Easy Dance Tuition

Beginners welcome

Square Dancing Fun

Orange City Squares Rounds

Keynotes Inc

Sing for fun and health

Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond Classes

… for expectant mothers and their partners

BOP Linux Users

Share and learn about the system

Addiction Help Programme

Family/Whanau Support

Tai Chi QingGong

A good way to improve your energy

Tauranga Orchid Show

Potting demonstrations, free advice and more….

Festival Writing Workshop

Paula Morris @ Tauranga Arts Festival

Festival Voice Workshop

Voices NZ @ Tauranga Arts Festival

Learn to Draw the Torso Class

7 Session Course with Inklings

Learn to Draw the Human Face

9 Session Course with Inklings

Richard Adams Painting Workshop

2 Day Workshop

Meditation Tool Box Course

Be Kind to Your Self; Practise Yoga

English for Employees

FREE for NZ permanent residents

Let’s learn – the vision

Model Aircraft Club

Texture, Layering & Metallics

Different up-cycling techniques

Furniture Paint 101 Workshop

Up-cycle those tired old pieces into ones you love…

Adult Acting Classes

Start 2nd May 2017

Tauranga Bird Club

One Day Mosaic Workshop

Discover how creative you can be !

Reiki Courses

Suitable for all ages.

Italian Lessons

Make that holiday more enjoyable…

Release Your Inner Beast

Harakeke Weaving

Learn the procerss of flax weaving.

Free English Classes

All Levels – No Visa Restrictions

Glass Art Workshops

Glass Cutting, Glass Fusing & Stained Glass

Falls Prevention Class

Steady as you go (SAYGO) programme

Tauranga Continuing Education

Guest speakers on topics of interest

First Aid Training

Know It Before You Need It

Israeli Dancing

Learn Tarot

Sewing Up Sustainability

Computer Courses

with Tauranga SeniorNet

Free English Courses

Improve your English for Everyday Use

Cult Cinema Club

Fortnightly screenings

Library Law Series

Free sessions on a range of legal topics

Juggling Nights

Could Throwing and Catching be Your Thing ?

Genealogy Support Class

Get Started

Civic Choir Tauranga

Enjoy preparing and performing a range of choral works

Stone Sculpture for Beginners

Create and design a 3D sculpture

Exploring the Creative Flow

Depression & Anxiety Workshop

Coping Skills and Strategies

Free Meditation Class

Sleep better and worry less

Challenge of Chess

… for the whole family …

Plenty Permaculture

Would you like to Dance ?

Ballroom & Latin American

Healthy Brews

Naturally Fermented drinks that are genuinely GOOD FOR YOU.

Carolie’s Culinaire

Cheese Making and Cookery Classes

Frunch – French @ Lunchtime

Not a spelling mistake – learn French @ lunchtime…

Taster Evening January 31st 2017

Wesley Church, 100 13th Ave, Tauranga

UFO & Paranormal Society

Taoist Tai Chi Society – Bay of Plenty

We teach Taoist Tai Chi™ arts: a moving meditation – build your strength, flexibility and stillness.

Kim Westerskov Photography

Workshops that open a whole new world…

BreadMaking

Begin your bread making adventure today !

Tauranga Gem & Mineral Club

Everything to do with the lapidary hobby

Stellaris

Get the skills – Gain the knowledge – Take control

Mindful Living

Mind body calm and clarity

Gernius – Business Performance

Extraordinary Results – Genius !

Pure Meditation – Free Classes

Peace, truth and wellbeing is right inside you

NZ School of Radio

Your career in radio starts here !

St Johns First Aid Courses

You never know when you’ll need it…

Tauranga City Silver Band

Brass & Percussion Players Welcome

Kidz Need Dadz

Strengthening Father/Child Relationships through Support, Education & Fun !

Tauranga Radio Sailing Club

Come down and have a go …

Yin Yoga Workshops

Tune in and turn on the body talk

Tauranga Indoor Radio Control Car Club

Meet the challenge of racing radio controlled cars

Jingle bills, jingle bells

A Budget Services Success Story !

Never too old to learn new things

The first batch of graduates from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Creative Industries walked across the stage this week at Holy Trinity Church.

The three-year degree offers majors in Visual Art, Graphic Design, and Fashion Design. And 65-year-old Norah Maclachlan (pictured) is among them, and credits the staff at the institute for helping her achieve her goal.

“Being an older student, I have a problem understanding written word, which was a challenge in itself. But I had a very understanding tutor, who pushed me when I thought I couldn’t do it.”

She’s always sewn and enjoyed craftwork, and after her job was disestablished, she decided to try something new.

“Being an older person made it quite hard to get another job,” says Norah.

“My son was already studying to be a fashion designer, and he suggested I start doing the certificate in fashion at the institute.

“I already knew how to sew, so the biggest challenge was making my own patterns. But that whetted my appetite, and encouraged me to carry on to the bachelor degree.”

Norah says the degree was a bit of a learning curve, but it also allowed her to pick up more skills.

“We did more than just fashion. We worked on the business side, and learned about graphic design and visual arts as well.”

And her ambition now?

“I’m a bigger woman, and short, so what I want to do is create stylish patterns for women with that shape. I’ve tried looking for clothes myself, and they often look like sacks,” laughs Norah.

“What I’m exploring at the moment is my craftwork, so I’m working on showcasing that for a start.”

With a degree under her belt, she no doubt has many more options now. Her advice to people thinking about studying is to have a go, no matter what prior experience you have.

“If you have a passion for art, or a passion for fashion, go for it. It doesn’t matter what age you are, or the challenges you face. It’s worth it in the end.”

Article by Ryan Wood published in the Weekend Sun 16th December 2016

Argentine Tango

Guys Needed ! Free lessons to get you started !

Friends of the Tauranga Libraries

Monthly meetings at the 4 libraries

Baywide Community Law Service

Free legal help

Tauranga Model Railway Club

Games of Crib

Like to learn how to play crib ?

Rock n Roll Classes

For beginners of all ages

Barbershop Chorus

Singing in 4 part harmony