Events

Foodlovers Masterclass: Food Waste Reduction with Kate Meads

Is your fridge bursting at the seams? Are you filling your compost bin quickly? Are your chickens fat? Perhaps you are wasting food…

At this educational masterclass, learn lots about what Kiwi’s waste and how we can save money. Plus, lots of other interesting topics like the difference between “Use by” and “Best before” dates, and how much of what we throw out can be composted, or frozen for another day!
What else? You will also receive a free pack full of food waste minimization products!

This workshop is suitable for all households, flats, ages and stages. In fact, everybody should attend!

When: Tuesday 25th May 2021
Where: Historic Village Cinema, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Cost: $25 . Includes a $100 Goodie Bag.
There are limited spaces and packs available.

Book Here

 

 

 

Relaxed Spiritual Circle – Meditations on Life

A series of guided meditations and interactive group discussion on things that are important to YOU.The format is relaxed and flexible and you lead the direction!

We start with a 20/30 minute meditation and then a discussion about it afterwards. The middle part of the evening is up to you..whatever you want to share, discuss or learn. The last bit of the class is the same as the first. A 20/30 minute meditation that will bring us to the end of class at 9pm. You are welcome to stay behind for tea/coffee/refreshments if you want!

Run by Kevin Reed, a psychic medium healer and mystic, with over 40 years working in Spiritual Churches and Communities, this spiritual group is open to everybody.

Come and go as you please. So, when you ask, ‘are there any psychic or spiritual classes or groups to attend?, then this one is always ticking along open for you.

Spread the word, learn with the best, only $10 each night, pay as you go.

Meetings are Tuesday nights 7.00pm – 9.00pm

 

Walk-In English ESOL Evening Class

The Tuesday evening class commences in Term 2 on 4th May

These group classes  provide free English tuition to all-comers, whatever their immigration or visa status.  The aim is to provide life based vocab and structures to improve communication skills so friendships can be formed in the wider community.  All ages and all levels of English are welcome.  Just turn up  find the level that suits you.

Contact Janice Bailey on 027 282 3921

Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9.15 pm:

Venue:  Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Road, Tauranga

Phone: 578 7718

 

 

Ring or Pendant Making in Sterling Silver

Learn the traditional skills of making an original sterling silver ring or pendant by hand.  Explore your own design with Alexandra a professional silversmith who has studied Silver smithing and Jewellery Design at Chelsea and Kensington College.  Alexandra is passionate about jewellery making and teaching the craft to others. 

Tutor: Alexandra Mostyn – Alexandra Mostyn Jewellery

Date: Weekend Workshop, 10th, and 11th April 2021
Time: 11am-4pm
Venue: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Cost: $220

BOOK HERE

Supplied: Tea, coffee, and biscuits. Some Tools and materials.  However, students will need to bring some tools and silver listed below.  You will need to wear safety goggles, apron, closed shoes, and your hair tied back.   Bring your own packed lunch or visit the Whipped Baker Café just down the road.

Please bring: Sterling silver sheet metal 8cms squared. Easy, medium & hard solder in 5-gram pieces.  Jewellers saw and 0.2 size blades.  Metal ring mandrel for shaping.  Ring ball pene hammer.    Needle files for filing and medium size files in flat round and half round.  Round nose pliers, and flat nose pliers.

Contact Regal Castings to order tools
or Alex for more info at alexandramostyn@hotmail.com.
Some tools will be available at Hardware Stores.

This is the fourth of 4 silver workshops.

1. Silver Ring or Pendant Making Workshop. 17th February 2021
2. Silver Ring with Stone Setting. 3rd March 2021
3. Silver Ring Wax Carving and Casting. 17th and 31st March 2021
4. Ring or Pendant making in Sterling Silver. 10th & 11th April 2021

NOTE: Special Discount – Book all four classes and workshops and receive a 10% discount credited back to you at the end of the final class.

Waste Free Parenting with Kate Meads – Tauranga

Did you know… That each baby goes through approximately 5500 nappy changes throughout their childhood? That’s a lot of single-use items being thrown out across New Zealand!

Attend my longest-running and most popular workshop to become inspired and entertained about ways you can minimize waste in your home whilst babies are around!

At the workshop you will learn about lots of exciting ways you can reduce waste at home, be introduced to modern waste minimising household products, find out how you can save money, and learn about what impact your choices will have on future generations.

Who would benefit from attending this workshop?
– Parents to be
– Parents with children in the home
– Grandparents
– Anyone interested in reducing waste in the home

What else? You will receive a gift pack full of waste minimization products, including a couple of cloth nappies to have a go at!

When:  Tuesday 30th March 2021  6.00pm – 8.00 pm
Where: Historic Village Cinema, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Cost: $25 ,Includes a $100 Goodie Bag.

Booking Page

Next Kate Mead’s Workshop

Tuesday 27th May 2021: 
Papamoa Community Centre,
15 Gravatt Road, Papamoa

Square Dancing

March 17th 2021, everything starts again !

Book in for a whirl and a twirl and some fun.

Contact: Jack
Phone: 543 2806
Email: jack@leaver.co.nz
Website: www.taurangacitysquares.co.nz

Silver Ring, Wax Carving and Casting

Carve Jeweller’s wax into a ring to be cast in silver. Your creation will be hand carved by you then sent away to Regal Castings.  It will be retuned and you can finish it by hand during your second class

Explore your own design with Alexandra, a professional silversmith who has studied Silver smithing and Jewellery Design at Chelsea and Kensington College.  She has also worked for prestigious fine jewellers such as Tiffany & Co, David Morris and Theo Fennel. Alexandra is passionate about jewellery making and teaching the craft to others.  

Tutor: Alexandra Mostyn – Alexandra Mostyn Jewellery

Date: Two Day Course, 17th, and 31st March 2021.
Time: 11am-3pm
Venue: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Cost: $165

Supplied: Tea, coffee, and biscuits. Some Tools and materials.  However, students will need to bring a medium size metal file and Sanding papers of different grits. Bring your own packed lunch or visit the Whipped Baker Café just down the road.

Contact Regal Castings to order tools or
Alex for more info at alexandramostyn@hotmail.com.
Some tools are available at Hardware Stores.

BOOK HERE

This is the third of 4 silver workshops.

1. Silver Ring or Pendant Making Workshop. 17th February 2021
2. Silver Ring with Stone Setting. 3rd March 2021
3. Silver Ring Wax Carving and Casting. 17th and 31st March 2021
4. Ring or Pendant making in Sterling Silver. 10th & 11th April 2021

NOTE: Special Discount – Book all four classes and workshops and receive a 10% discount credited back to you at the end of the final class.

Drawing Level 2 with Nick Eggleston

Drawing Level II for those that have been lucky enough to attend one of Nicks beginners’ classes in the past.   Nick will show you new techniques and help you to achieve a more advanced skill level.   You will be able to produce a more professional standard with outstanding results that will give you greater confidence in your artwork.   Be a part of a fun workshop that focuses on improving your skills and meet other creative’s who are working on the same level; to share ideas and inspiration.

Tutor: Nick Eggleston
Four Wednesday Nights

Dates: 10th to 31st March 2021
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Cost: $195.00
All Materials Supplied

BOOK HERE

A practical guide to learn the skills needed for drawing, with Nick Eggleston, one of our awesome resident tutors! He graduated from Chesterfield College of Art and Design and is a member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen. Nick is world famous for his amazing water colours of English Bull Terriers. He’s a master craftsman of clay, water colour, occasionally wood carving and recently the art of bespoke shoe making.

Absolute Beginners Watercolour with Nick Eggleston

Nick will guide the most inexperienced to achieve amazing results, he is extremely patient and loves to help you find your creative vibe. You can achieve an exceptional piece of art with his help, we have seen his students results, they are outstanding.

You’ll be rewarded with a great sense of achievement and have a great time connecting with others in our terrific Artery space.

Tutor: Nick Eggleston
Dates: 4 Tuesdays – 9th, 16th, 23rd &  30th March.
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Cost: $195.00
All Materials Supplied

BOOK HERE

A practical guide to learn the fundamental skills needed for watercolour, with Nick Eggleston, one of our awesome resident tutors! He graduated from Chesterfield College of Art and Design and is a member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen.

Nick is world famous for his amazing water colours of English Bull Terriers. He’s a master craftsman of clay, water colour, occasionally wood carving and recently the art of bespoke shoe making.

A Taste Of Ink: Beginners Printmaking Workshop

Learn a new skill and try a variety of printmaking techniques onto a variety of papers. Have fun making making prints onto a geli plate.

Try out some mono print making techniques. Design a poster or create your own Tee-shirt design. (bring your own 100% Cotton tee-shirt).

THIS WILL BE A FUN AND EXCITING DAY TO EXPERIMENT.  Joanne will provide you with all the techniques to create your own individual pieces of art!

Tutor: Joanne Black
Cost: $20
Date: Saturday 6th March 2021
Time: 10am to 4pm

Please contact Joanne directly – info@joanneblack.co.nz to book.

Joanne Black is an award winning artist and photographer from Whakatane. She has an Honors and Advanced Diploma in creativity and art through the Learning Connextion.  All levels and abilities are welcome. This workshop has been funded by Tauranga Creative Communities, so the cost has been subsidised.

Silver Ring with Stone Setting

Learn the traditional skills of making sterling silver bezel setting for a cabochon stone by hand.  Finish off a ring with of your design with Alex a professional silversmith who has studied Silver Smithing and Jewellery Design at Chelsea and Kensington College.  Alexandra is passionate about jewellery making and teaching the craft to others.

Tutor: Alex Mostyn – Alexandra Mostyn Jewellery
Date:  3rd March 2021.
Time: 11am-3pm
Venue: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Cost: $180

BOOK HERE

Supplied: Tea, coffee, and biscuits. Some Tools and materials.  However, students will need to bring some tools and silver listed below.  You will need to wear safety goggles, apron, closed shoes, and your hair tied back.   Bring your own packed lunch or visit the Whipped Baker Café just down the road.

Please bring:   Sterling silver sheet metal 8cms squared. Jewellers saw and blades.  Silver bezel wire 5mm wide and 10cms long. Easy, medium, and hard solder sold in 5 grams each.  Round nose pliers, Flat nose pliers. Bezel pusher burnisher.  Flat and half round/ flat needle files for filing edges of bezel.

Contact Regal Castings to order tools or Alex for more info at alexandramostyn@hotmail.com.
Some tools will be available at Hardware Stores.

This is the second of 4 silver workshops.

1. Silver Ring or Pendant Making Workshop. 17th February 2021
2. Silver Ring with Stone Setting. 3rd March 2021
3. Silver Ring Wax Carving and Casting. 17th and 31st March 2021
4. Ring or Pendant making in Sterling Silver. 10th & 11th April 2021

NOTE: Special Discount – Book all four classes and workshops and receive a 10% discount credited back to you at the end of the final class.

Multicultural Basic English Classes

English classes for all visa holders on Mondays

When: Mondays 9.30am – 11.30am
Where: Multicultural Centre, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Tutor: Alex

For details:
Contact Multicultural Tauranga
Tuesday to Thursday
Ph: 07 571 6419
Email: enquiries@trmc.co.nz
Website: www.trmc.co.

Also at the Centre:
– Thursday Conversational English Classes 10-12pm with Mark
– Newcomers Network free morning tea every Wednesday 10.30am-12pm

Ink Affair Book Club: American Predator

This month’s book is:
Title: American Predator
Author: Maureen Callahan
Description:

The names of notorious serial killers are usually well-known; they echo in the news and in public consciousness. But most people have never heard of Israel Keyes, one of the most ambitious and terrifying serial killers in modern history. The FBI considered his behavior unprecedented. Described by a prosecutor as a force of pure evil, Keyes was a predator who struck all over the United States. He buried kill kits–cash, weapons, and body-disposal tools–in remote locations across the country. Over the course of fourteen years, Keyes would fly to a city, rent a car, and drive thousands of miles in order to use his kits. He would break into a stranger’s house, abduct his victims in broad daylight, and kill and dispose of them in mere hours. And then he would return home to Alaska, resuming life as a quiet, reliable construction worker devoted to his only daughter. When journalist Maureen Callahan first heard about Israel Keyes in 2012, she was captivated by how a killer of this magnitude could go undetected by law enforcement for over a decade. And so began a project that consumed her for the next several years–uncovering the true story behind how the FBI ultimately caught Israel Keyes, and trying to understand what it means for a killer like Keyes to exist. A killer who left a path of monstrous, randomly committed crimes in his wake–many of which remain unsolved to this day. American Predator is the ambitious culmination of years of interviews with key figures in law enforcement and in Keyes’s life, and research uncovered from classified FBI files. Callahan takes us on a journey into the chilling, nightmarish mind of a relentless killer, and to the limitations of traditional law enforcement.

For full details: https://www.meetup.com/Ink-Affair/events/

VanLife 101 Series: Design options for tiny spaces

Workshop 1:

Learn ways of thinking through storage and design options and strategies to incorporate into a van, tiny home or not-so-tiny home.
Learn & share storage solutions with fellow van enthusiasts to improve your space

This is an introductory session about setting up and living in small spaces. Structural design engineer and van enthusiast Eddie Chambers will share ways of thinking through storage and design options and strategies to incorporate into a van, tiny home or not-so-tiny home. Come along whether you have a van, tiny home or not! This is a great chance to see what’s possible, become inspired and further informed on what you can do next in your own VanLife journey
Register free to show your interest and stay tuned for details for this workshop running in February 2021.

Workshop 2: The Everything Box

Build the perfect storage vessel for your van or tiny home

Make your own “Everything Box” with structural design engineer and van enthusiast Eddie Chambers. Versatile storage to be used in your van, tiny home or bedroom. The sky’s the limit! At the end of this workshop you will walk away with your very own personalized Everything Box, more confidence in a wood shop and likely some new friends to boot. No woodworking experience required.
This is a great chance to make connections with other van enthusiasts and discuss ways of thinking through storage and design options and strategies to incorporate into a van, tiny home or not-so-tiny home.
This workshop is part of the VanLife Series.
Register free to show your interest and stay tuned for details for this workshop running in February 2021.

IMPORTANT:
Register your interest for confirmation of dates and times of these workshops

Honest Liars Improv Comedy Workshop

Do you Enjoy Laughing? 

  • Are you interested in developing some improvisation/comedy skills?
  • Do you Like to Think on Your Feet?
  • Do you want More Confidence?
  • Do you want to laugh and make new friends?

If you answered YES to any of the above then come and join in the fun.

We run day-long workshops designed to introduce you to Improvisation Comedy. There are rules and skills to it!  No prior acting or improv experience is required.

Improv is great to stretch your creative muscles, build confidence, learn the structure of comedy for stage, improve public speaking or just meet some new people and have a laugh.

These one-day workshops are low pressure, safe and held in a fun environment where you can self-explore. This personal growth results in not only being a better improviser but able to transfer this learning to every area of your life, whether it’s personal relationships, or professional work or school.

Improvisation is the wonderful vehicle for leadership development, be it self-leadership or leadership of others, as it imparts crucial life skills that every person needs.

NEXT WORKSHOP:

  • Date:  28th February
  • Time:  10 am – 3 pm
  • Venue: The Jam Factory, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
  • Cost:  $125.00

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/honestliarsimprov/

BOOK HERE

papamoa improv

 

 

Clay & Wine: Cup Night

There are lots of different ways to make hand-made cups, and they can look amazing. And it is SO nice to have your morning coffee or tea in something you have made yourself.

When:  Thursday 25th February 2021
Where: Godard Centre, Devonport Rd, Tauranga
Cost: $30

The price  includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice.

Click Here to book your workshop

Clay & Wine: Plaques and Platters

The price for this workshop is $30. This includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice

When: Wednesday 24th February 2021
Where: Godard Arcade, Devonport Road, Tauranga

Click Here to book your workshop

Cafe Scientifique

Topic to be advised.

We will be restarting again 22 February 2021!

Authentic Argentine Tango- Free Intro Class

The close-embrace dance that will change your life !

A friendly group of people of various ages and nationalities wanting to learn Argentine Tango

No partner required and no experience necessary.

Free Tango Introduction class every 3rd Sunday of the month from 6.30-7.30pm at Tauranga Citizens Club

Beginners Tango Class
Day: Mondays  6.30pm – 7.30pm

Cost: $10 per session


Contact
:  Denise 0204 006 1340

Venue: Tauranga Citizens Club, 170 13th Ave, Tauranga

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/TangoinTauranga/

Paintvine: Piwakawaka

The concept is simple – take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece!
Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in Tauranga City! No previous painting experience necessary! Get your creative juices flowing and your brush strokes going!
The need to know:
Address: Cornerstone Bar & Eatery, 107 The Strand, Tauranga, 3110
Date: Thursday 18th February 2021
Time: 7pm to 8:30/9pm (Arrive for 6:45pm, painting starts at 7pm)
Cost: $49
Drinks: No drinks are included in your ticket but are available for purchase.
Food: Want to enjoy dinner too? Cornerstone’s dinner menu will be available throughout the event
Further Paintvine Events:
Thursday 4th March 2021: Cathedral Cove 7pm-9pm
Sunday 14th March 2021: Beach Days 4pm-6pm
Thursday 18th March: The Kiss 7pm-9pm

GET TICKETS

Ballet Class for Adults

one-hour ballet class at the Dance Education Centre, specifically created for adults. A class for those who love ballet, those who have the interest and didn’t get the opportunity earlier, and those who have children learning and want to know more.

Good music, fun and great for mind, body and soul. Ballet shoes required and comfortable dance or exercise wear.

Thursdays, 6.30 pm -7.30 pm, in our Matua studios. Free trial class available.  Learn more

Email: info@dec.co.nz
Phone: (07) 5767815
Address: 228 Levers Rd, Matua, Tauranga

Websitehttps://dec.co.nz/

No class during school holidays.

Clay & Wine: Bells & Balls

The Bells and Balls Night is about making just what we say here focusing on making round and ball type object together with various shapes such as Bells. This will include wind chimes and hanging bells.  See what sound you can make with these! However it could also mean you can make whatever you like. Go for it and have lots of fun experimenting

The price for this workshop is $30. This includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice

Wednesday 17th February 2021: 6pm -8pm

Click Here to book your workshop

Make Your Own Cheeseboard

Turn reclaimed native timber into a cheese board for your home.

Come along to make yourself a cheese board from recycled and reclaimed native timber.

In this 2 hour workshop you will learn basic wood preparation and power tool skills. Walk away with a beautiful native timber board for your home.

When: Wednesday 17th February  5.30pm -7.30pm
Where: ReMaker Space, 91 Willow Street, Tauranga
Cost: $50
Tutors:  John Paine & Wayne Shadbolt

BOOK HERE

Sew a Zero Waste Dress

Local zero waste fashion designer Emma La Rocca will teach you how to cut and sew a zero waste summer dress.  This is a simple, multi sized garment which you can enjoy wearing this summer.

For your dress material, choose a sheet from your local opshop that has no stains or holes with a print or color you enjoy. It can be any size from a single to a king.

Can’t find a sheet? You can use an old duvet, a large old piece of fabric, or even a curtain as long as it’s not too thick. Bring matching thread if you have it, otherwise we have some available to use.

Basic experience using a sewing machine is required and we encourage you to bring your own if you have one!

When: Wednesday 17th February  12.30pm – 2pm
Where: ReMaker Space, 91 Willow Street, Tauranga
Cost: $40
Tutor: Emma La Rocca

BOOK HERE

Silver Ring or Pendant Workshops

Learn the traditional skills of making an original sterling silver ring or pendant by hand.  For adults only.

Tutor: Alexandra Mostyn
When
: Wednesday 17th Feb 2021 11am-3pm
Where: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Cost:  $180     Buy Tickets  Additional fees may apply

This is the first of 4 silver workshops.

1. Silver Ring or Pendant Making Workshop. 17th February 2021
2. Silver Ring with Stone Setting. 3rd March 2021
3. Silver Ring Wax Carving and Casting. 17th and 31st March 2021
4. Ring or Pendant making in Sterling Silver. 10th & 11th April 2021

NOTE: Special Discount – Book all four classes and workshops and receive a 10% discount credited back to you at the end of the final class.

Explore your own design with Alexandra, a professional silversmith who has studied Silver smithing and Jewellery Design at Chelsea and Kensington College.

She has also worked for prestigious fine jewellers such as Tiffany & Co, David Morris and Theo Fennel. Alexandra is passionate about jewellery making and teaching the craft to others.
Tutor: Alexandra Mostyn – Alexandra Mostyn Jewellery

Supplied: Tea, coffee, and biscuits. Some Tools and materials. However, students will need to bring some tools and silver listed below. You will need to wear safety goggles, apron, closed shoes, and your hair tied back. Bring your own packed lunch or visit the Whipped Baker Café just down the road.

Please bring: Sterling silver sheet metal 8cms squared. Easy medium & hard solder in 5-gram pieces. Jewellers saw and 0.2 size blades x12 blades or more. Metal ring mandrel for shaping your ring, Ball pene hammer. Needle files for filing and medium size files in flat round and half round. Round nose pliers, and flat nose pliers.

Contact Regal Castings to buy tools or contact Alex for more info at alexandramostyn@hotmail.com. Some tools will be available at Hardware Stores.

Tauranga Book Chat

On the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Tauranga Library.

Choose from one of two sessions:

  • 10.30-11.30am
  • 5.30-6.30pm

Discover new parts of your library with these monthly themes:

17 February 2021: Armchair Travel: where would you like to go in 2021?

17 March 2021: Books about food

14 April 2021: Chose a book by its cover

19 May 2021: Colonial/Historical New Zealand/Aotearoa

16 June 2021: Young adult/youth coming into adulthood

21 July 2021: An old favourite or book that has made an impact

18 August 2021: Alternative history

15 September 2020: Challenge yourself: a genre you normally avoid

20 October 2020: The Deep South (US)

17 November 2021: Biography of a favourite person

15 December 2020: Finale: your best and worst books of the year!

 

Other library book groups:

Mount Maunganui Book Group: 4th Tuesday 10am-11am
Contact: Gail on 574 3376

Pāpāmoa Book Group: currently in recess but if you are interested in joining contact Betty on 542 4322

Greerton Book Group:  3rd Monday  10.30am-11.30am
Contact: Marian on 544 2624

Monthly Friends of the Library general meeting: 4th Thursday of the month at 10am
Monthly guest speaker and morning tea.
Contact Pam on 571 2566

 

Workshop: Secrets of Successful Networking

Wednesday 17th February 2021  10.00am – 11.30am

“A great way to learn the dos and don’ts with making new connections and networking!”
Business networking is a valuable way to expand your knowledge, learn from the success of others, get new clients and market your business. This workshop with Sam Williamson from BNI will cover the fundamentals of business networking in a presenter-led and interactive format where you will be able to meet and network with fellow participants.

WORKSHOP: Secrets of Successful Networking

New to the Chamber? This is free for you to attend. To grab your promotional code, email training@tauranga.org.nz

Clay & Wine: Family Night

Family night is all about….well families. This is a great opportunity to bond with the family so will be open to all families and tonight you can choose what you want to make weather it be a combines piece or individual pieces. Time to have lots of fun as a family

The price for this workshop is $30. Children will be $25. If you have a large family let us know. This includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice.

Please note this workshop starts at 5.30pm

Click Here to book your workshops

Walk In English Classes

The Tuesday morning class begins on February 16th.

These group classes  provide free English tuition to all-comers, whatever their immigration or visa status.  The aim is to provide life based vocab and structures to improve communication skills so friendships can be formed in the wider community.  All ages and all levels of English are welcome.  Just turn up  find the level that suits you.

Tutor: Catherine Sellman  579 0205

Tuesdays 9.30am – 11.30 am :  Advanced level, not for beginners.

Venue:  Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Road, Tauranga

Phone: 578 7718

 

Note: Tuesday Evening Class

This class will start in Term 2 on 4th May 2021
Time: 7.30 – 9.15 pm

Contact Janice Bailey on 027 282 3921

Tauranga Anglers Club

Tonight: 

This is a friendly trout fishing club.
Visitors are welcome.

Trips, talks and tuition, magazine and monthly club nights.

Club nights are the 3rd Monday of every month.
When: Monday 7.30pm
Where: Fish & Dive Club Rooms, Sulphur Point, Tauranga

Contact
Phone: President 5441192
Email: taurangaanglersclub@hotmail.com
Websitehttps://taurangaanglersclub.webs.com
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1805775919451515/

Social Dance Classes – Ballroom, Latin, Rock & Roll, New Vogue

From social dancing to competition dancing, there are lots of opportunities for everyone to enjoy dancing.

Beginner dance classes commence four or five times a year for an initial 6 week course at our Tauranga Dance School. These are then continued in blocks of 6 weeks to enable greater proficiency and a wider range of dances to be learnt.

Learn the different styles of dance from the beginners through to competition level. Hugh and Sonia are specialists in the field of Ballroom, Latin American, New Vogue and Rock & Roll dancing.

Click here for details of the next classes.

Venues in Welcome Bay and Bethlehem.
No need to book – just come along on the night!

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/supremedancecentre

Supreme Dance Centre
Hugh and Sonia Hodson
Ph 544 2337 or 027 322 1786

Private tuition available by appointment

Free English Language Classes

Term 1 begins on Monday 15th February 2021

These group classes  provide free English tuition to all-comers, whatever their immigration or visa status. The aim is to provide life based vocab and structures to improve communication skills so friendships can be formed in the wider community.  All ages and all levels of English are welcome.  Just turn up  find the level that suits you.

Monday Morning Classes

9.30 – 11.30am in the Foyer.

ESOL and Christian Conversation.

Contact Heather Waldergrave for further information ph 578 8486.

Holy Trinity ESOL

Phone: 578 7718

Emailreception@holytrinitytauranga.com
Websitehttps://www.holytrinitytauranga.com

Valentine’s Day Baking/Decorating Workshop

You’ll make your own delicious love themed treat box. Learn simple cake and cookie decorating skills while spending some quality time with the one you love. Bring someone you love, could be your spouse, significant other, friend, parent or child. All are welcome!

We’ll begin with a quick demo showing basic decorating techniques for you to use and make your beautiful cupcakes and cookies. You’ll then have time to relax and enjoy a glass of bubbles while decorating your treats.

Date: Sunday 14th February 2021
Time: 6- 7.30 (approximately) so you’ll still have time to make dinner plans or catch a movie. 
Place:
Our Place, 91 Willow Street,Tauranga
Cost
: $75 per couple. Includes a glass of bubbles, nibbles, 4 cupcakes per couple, 4 cookies and a variety of other yummy treats to fill up your treat box with.

Booking:
Limited spots available!
Email: Heather   hello@bakewithme.co.nz to secure yours.
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/bakewithme.co.nz

**GF cupcakes and cookies are available on request upon registering. However, they are made in the same kitchen as regular cupcakes. More limited decorated options may be available for those requiring Gluten Free**

Paintvine – Summer in NZ

The concept is simple – take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece!

Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in Tauranga City!  No previous painting experience necessary! Get your creative juices flowing and your brush strokes going!

What is included?

All you need to bring is yourself. We supply the paints, brushes, canvases, easels and more. Best of all we do all of the setup and cleaning up so you can focus on just having fun.

The ticket does not include a complimentary drink.

What is Paintvine?

It’s a fun social painting class where our artists will run you through step-by-step instructions on how to create your very own masterpiece in a fun and relaxed bar in Tauranga City. Perfect for dates, catching up with mates or for meeting new friends.

Arrive for 3.15 pm, painting starts at 3.30 pm
Cost: $49

Sunday 14th February: 

Sunday 28th February: Kowhai Tui

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Tauranga Social Dance Club

Sequence and old time dances. Supper & raffles.

When:  2nd Saturday of the month

Time: 7 pm – 10 pm

Where:  Baptist Hall, corner of Cameron Road & 13th Ave, Tauranga

Cost: $7

Contact:  Barbara 027 284 3795

Genealogy Informal Group

What are your ancestors stories ?
This informal group meets to share info, to help each other and to get people started in the fascinating world that is genealogy. Discussions on research, websites etc. Guest speakers also feature. Visitors welcome.

Day:  Second Saturday of each month.
Time:  1.30pm
Venue: Hall at the rear of the Brain Watkins House, 233 Cameron Rd, Tauranga
Phone: Cathy- 541 3335 (A/H) or 027 695 0279
Emailtgasunshine@gmail.com

Stained Glass Workshop

Learn an age old craft in our stained glass workshop!

This is usually held as a one day workshop on a Saturday, though we can arrange other days and times by arrangement.

We will teach you how to work to a pattern to make a stained glass item using the Tiffany, or Copper Foil technique.

You can pick any project that you fancy, depending on your glass cutting skill level, and your level of confidence, but it needs to be reasonably simple in order to get through all the stages and get it finished, ready to take home. Once you have all the techniques, then you can go on to make more complex pieces either at home or in future workshops.

We will help you choose your design and we have loads of patterns and ideas and loads of interesting glasses to choose from.

To undertake the Stained Glass class you will need to have existing glass cutting skills. If you don’t already have experience in this area then you will need to complete our short Glass Cutting Class prior to enrolling.

See our Glass Cutting class for more information

For more infohttps://leadlightexpress.co.nz/about-classes/stained-glass-workshop/

Next Dates in 2021
Classes fill rapidly so book ASAP
13th February (Full)
13th March

Or contact us to arrange a private workshop for 3 or more people

Glass Cutting Workshop

About the Classes
This glass cutting workshop is ideal for you, whether you are brand new to cutting glass or wanting to improve your existing techniques. Our aim is to give you the skills to cut and break all those tricky shapes successfully,. You will find that there are a surprising number of tricks and skills to learn and we will show you all that we can.

The cost includes two high quality tools that you take away with you – an oil filled glass cutter and a pair of running pliers.

Glass cutting is an essential skill for leadlight or stained glass work of course, but you will also find it extremely useful for mosaicing and even more useful for glass fusing. You might even like to use it for a little bit of glazing or picture framing!

All the glass, and use of other tools, are included for use during the workshop.

Stained Glass and Fused Glass workshops are also available.

For full details:

6th November – Sorry full

4th December  Sorry full

8th January Sorry full

12th February     Book in quick !

Or contact us to arrange a private workshop for 3 or more people

The Artery Print Club

A group of like minded printmaking enthusiasts who get together on the second Friday of every month.

We meet in the Artery Art Learning Space which is part of the Incubator Creative Hub in Tauranga’s Historic Village.

There is plenty of space for many to work collectively with great company, motivating and inspiring each other while teaching each other new tricks. We have a great press. Please bring your own tools and materials.

Tea and coffee provided and there is a fantastic Whipped Baker cafe in the Village – good donuts!

Please bring a $5 contribution fee towards the venue and equipment.

Join our Facebook page for updates:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/219876665350266/

When: 2nd Friday of every month
Time: 1 pm -5 pm
Cost: $5

Social atmosphere. Tea and coffee provided.

We welcome any print makers to join in. Meet other printers and connect.

Glass Cutting Workshops

About the Classes
This glass cutting workshop is ideal for you, whether you are brand new to cutting glass or wanting to improve your existing techniques. Our aim is to give you the skills to cut and break all those tricky shapes successfully,. You will find that there are a surprising number of tricks and skills to learn and we will show you all that we can.

The cost includes two high quality tools that you take away with you – an oil filled glass cutter and a pair of running pliers.

Glass cutting is an essential skill for leadlight or stained glass work of course, but you will also find it extremely useful for mosaicing and even more useful for glass fusing. You might even like to use it for a little bit of glazing or picture framing!

All the glass, and use of other tools, are included for use during the workshop.
CLICK FOR DETAILS

Next Dates in 2021
12th February
12th March

Or contact us to arrange a private workshop for 3 or more people

Stained Glass and Fused Glass workshops are also available.

Clay & Wine: Jugs And Pots Night

Jugs and Pots open all  kinds of possibilities to experiment with your handles and spouts. Strange shapes to be had with teapots. Take a look at what you can achieve by looking at Penny’s teapots. Maybe more for show than practical but they do in fact work. Sometimes it is good to create a piece of art rather than something that is going to be used but to admire.

The price for this workshop is $30. This includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice.

Click Here to book your workshop

Clay & Wine: Nick Nack Night

Haha what does Nick Nack mean?? It means you can play around with whatever you want to experiment with. Think outside the square and be different, Makes odds and ends, jewellery, place mats, tiles, mossy holders and a whole host of ideas

The price for this workshop is $30. This includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice.

Click Here to book your workshop

Bromeliad Club

Guest speaker: TBA

The BOP Bromeliad Club’s activities include garden visits, guest speakers and an annual bus trip away as well as the sharing of advice and tips on cultivating bromeliads.  Visitors are welcome. Good sales table.

Club Meetings:
Date:  Second Wednesday of each month.
Time:  12.30pm – 2.30pm
Venue:  Tauranga Yacht Club, Sulphur point, Tauranga
Phone:  Lynley 576 7711 for more info.

NZ Bromeliad Websitehttp://bsnz.org/

BOP Tree Society McLaren Falls Park

The society looks after the arboretum at McLaren Falls, labelling and planting new trees.

We hold working parties at McLaren Falls, planting, identification & GPS plotting location, nursey work with trees.

We meet at the Information centre at noon on Wednesdays with our packed lunches. After lunch and a discussion about what’s on for the afternoon we set to it. Usually no more than three hours in total. We bring our own tools, and plenty of cheerful enthusiasm. The afternoon is cancelled if the weather looks guaranteed to be wet.

A volunteer doesn’t have to be knowledgeable about trees, or be a competent gardener, just to be willing to follow instructions. One of our current members has said she loves coming, not just because the park is such a lovely place, but because she learns something every week.

Contact Chris (027 918 0589) or Stephen (07 544 4733).

or

Christine Reynolds (President)
07 544 3207 (Preferred)
raychrisreynolds@gmail.com

Colouring Clubs – Tauranga

Adult Colouring Clubs

Come along and enjoy a relaxing, social colouring session at a library near you. Bring your own colouring book and equipment; or give it a go using our basic materials supplied.

All sessions are free of charge. For more information, please call 07 577 7177.
Tauranga Library

On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
from 10.30-11.30am

Also at Pāpāmoa Library

On the 3rd Thursday of the month
from 10.30-11.30am

Tauranga Astronomical Society:

Tonight’s Topic:  TBA
Please note that visitors are always welcome to view through the telescopes at any time (weather permitting) throughout the program while videos are being watched.

The meeting starts at 7:30pm. We have a 10 minute break at around 8:30pm before the second half starts at 8:40pm. The main meeting will finish at around 9:15pm. Telescope viewing may continue after 9:30pm weather permitting and depending on the visibility of suitable objects.

Meetings are held in the Otumoetai Sports and Recreation Club building, Fergusson Park, end of Tilby Drive, Matua, Tauranga on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm. Presentations are given on current astronomical topics. All those interested in astronomy in the Bay of Plenty district are invited to attend.

Entry for non-members is $5 per adult. Children are free. 12 Month membership is $30.00 for individuals, $40.00 for families, or $10.00 for tertiary students. Please note that there is NO EFTPOS available, so cash only please.

See you there! 

Young at Art Classes

Tuesday evenings 7pm – 9pm: Click for info
Discover the amazing freedom that Mixed Media can bring.
Feel liberated in using different mediums together, to express your feelings and your emotions. You can work on different substrates (i.e. paper, cardboard, canvas, wood). Learn to recycle, up-cycle, re-use, revamp 🙂

Casual sessions $31

These classes run with the school-term.
The groups are for all levels of experience.
They are very friendly and supportive of each other and we also have good FUN !

Now Taking bookings for term 1 in 2021 !

Inachord Women’s Chorus

Starts again on 9th February 2021

Do you like to sing in the shower, entertain a crowd singing with friends or enjoy the challenge of some moves to accompany your singing ?
Then join us !

We are a fun loving group of women of all ages, who enjoy entertaining.  Our musical director is Andrew Braid, a Vocal Coach, with many years’ experience.

We meet every Tuesday night at 7pm-9pm at the Community Church, 183 Moffat Road in Bethlehem.

For more info: contact Sabine
Phone: 021 111 8659

Clay & Wine:  Buttons & Brooches – Knobs & Knockers

These are small decorative items that hang or are attached.
Re-handle a kitchen item, make ceramic knobs for a recycled set of drawers, a set of individual buttons to upcycle your favourite piece of clothing. These are all about the decoration and design.

When: Tuesday 9th February 2021 6pm-8pm
Where: Godard Centre, Devonport Rd, Tauranga
Cost: $30

Click Here to book your workshop

Kombucha Workshop with Andrea

Come along and learn how to brew your very own healthy gut friendly tonic!! Especially important now in these times of Covid-19 to assure the best Immunity and wellbeing.
Your health will thank you and give you vitality in return.
Spice up your life with the science of Kombucha and it’s many uses.

Learn how to utilise seasonal fruit and add them to your second fermentation, creating an additional twist, using Rongoa Maori and herbs from your garden.

In this 3 hour workshop you will learn how to make kombucha step by step, in a practical non rushed manner.
A great way to connect with like minded people and it’s fun to attend with a friend to share the journey.

If you are a group op people wanting me to hold a workshop at your place, let me know. I am flexible and able to travel ( minimum of 6 people, host will attend free of charge)
PS: We will have frozen plums, brewed Kombucha and crafts to buy in my mobile shop on the day of the event. You are able to pay for these with cash or online payments accepted.

Date: 9th February 2021
Time: 6pm – 8.30 pm
Venue: 361 D Kaitemako Road, Tauranga

Cost: $49 (includes a Scoby to take home + Eventbrite fee)

Booking is essential to secure your spot. Made easy now on Eventbrite

For more information on my workshops or course content please contact Andrea Phone: 027 955 7499
Email: kiwihomesteaders@gmail.com

Genealogy Support Tauranga Library

Want some help with Family History Research?

Call in at one of the Library Drop In Genealogy Help sessions hosted by local genealogy experts.

No booking necessary.

Bring along your laptop if you have one and any details you have already collected.

Genealogy Research Assistance

Tauranga Library

Where:  Nga Wahi Rangahau Collection, 1st floor, Tauranga Library, Willow St, Tauranga
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 10am – 12noon
On call help
Give one of our genealogists a call to negotiate a time that suits.

Tauranga Bird Club Night

Interested in birds and breeding them ?
Want to learn more ?

The club has regular meetings on the second Monday of the month

Day: Meetings on Mondays
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Matua Hall, Levers Road, Otumoetai

Contact the Tauranga Bird Club:
Phone:  Sheryl 027 216 3568
Email: sheryl@barons.co.nz

Tauranga Rock ‘n’ Roll Club

 The Club starts up again on February 8th

Relaxed social evening of dancing.

Lessons

Lessons run in 5 week blocks on Mondays throughout the year.
Time: 6.45pm – 7.30pm
Cost: $30 per 5 week block

Social/Club Dancing

Day: Mondays
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Mount Senior Citizens Club, 345 Maunganui Road, Mt Maungnaui

Cost: Members Fees have been set at $35 per year with NO door charge for Tauranga Club Members.
Visiting club members on producing their club card will pay $3.
Non Club Members will pay $5. 

Visitors are most welcome.

Harmony a Plenty Barbershop Chorus

Come and Sing with Us

Have you always wanted to sing in a group but didn’t know where to start? We welcome potential members to come along and watch and listen as we go through our weekly rehearsal. If you already know some of the songs you can even join in! It’s great fun and not too scary, so why not pay us a visit ?

You are welcome to attend our chorus practice.

Day: Monday evenings

Time: Starting at 19:00 until about 21:30

Venue:  Bethlehem Community Church, 183 Moffat Road, Bethlehem, Tauranga

– enjoy free voice training

– meet really nice guys who love to sing

– feel free to come and be part of the harmony

– you’ll recognise us by our smiles and good humour.

Italian Classes

When: Monday evenings 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Start Date
: 8th February 2021: 7 sessions

Duration: 7 weeks

Where: Multicultural Centre, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Venue: Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Phone: 571 6419
Email:  enquiries@trmc.co.nz
Websitehttp://www.trmc.co.nz/

Tai Chi Class

When: Tuesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Start Date: 8th February 2021

Duration: 10 sessions

Where: Multicultural Centre, 17th Ave, Tauranga

 

Honest Liars Improv Comedy Jam

A New Year and New Laughs.
Bring the gang and come out for some hilarious comedy improv.

Hilarious Comedy Improvisation like “Whose Line is it Anyway.”
Nothing scripted, suggestions from the audience inspire scenes for the show. Spontaneous, entertaining and fun. Anything can happen and often does.
Clever, quick-witted, and charming. Dumb, silly, and potentially offensive.
Both statements equally define an Honest Liars Improv Show. The audience suggestions make up the content of the show. Fun comedy games such as World Worst, Props and Emotional Symphony are sure to delight audiences.

When: Sunday 7th Feb 2021
Where: The Jam Factory, Historic Village
Cost: $10

A great night out for a group of friends. Honest Liars are the Bay of Plenty’s only comedy improv troupe. Evolving from a group of players from Papamoa, this group has grown to doing commercial shows, performing for events and parties and offers corporate improv training for businesses.

BYO or check out the great new bar across the way – Mood Lounge.

BOOK HERE

NB: Next impro workshop Feb 28th 2021

Spiritual Centre Psychic Cafe

First café of the year: January 17th 2021

Tauranga Psychic Café – This New Spiritual and Healing Centre for the 21st century is run Cafe Style. The Psychic Cafe opens every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at the Greerton Community Hall, Greerton, Tauranga. It has over a dozen practitioners in all areas considered Spiritual, Healing or Psychic.

$10 entry but once inside free psychics, healers and spiritualists.  Please feel free to chat with them, share and discuss, learn or teach, make friends and be surrounded with like minds.

Opens 6.40pm. Starts 7pm.

Includes refreshments.  Kid friendly.
www.psychiccafe.nz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thepsychiccafe

Clay & Wine: Garden Night

The garden night is a chance to make things for garden use or just for show pots. Make such things as flower pots, garden pots, green planters and pots for your bonsai trees. Time to be creative

The price for this workshop is $30.

This includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice.

Another Garden Night Coming Up on:
Thursday 18th February 2021

Click Here to book your workshops

Multicultural Conversational English

English classes for all visa holders on Thursdays

When: Thursdays 10am – 12pm
Where: Multicultural Centre, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Tutor: Mark

For details:
Contact Multicultural Tauranga
Tuesday to Thursday
Ph: 07 571 6419
Email: enquiries@trmc.co.nz
Website: www.trmc.co.

Also at the Centre:
– Monday Basic English Classes 9.30am-11.30am with Alex
– Newcomers Network free morning tea every Wednesday 10.30am-12pm

Tauranga Numismatic Society Club

Interested in coins, banknotes, medallions ?

The club meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month.

Place: Wesley Church, 100 13th Ave
Time: 7.30pm -9pm

All ages welcome.

Phone: Sean 027 634 7417

Beginners Drawing with Nick Eggleston

Nick will guide the most inexperienced to achieve amazing results, he is extremely patient and loves to help you find your creative vibe. You can achieve an exceptional piece of art with his help, we have seen his students results, they are outstanding. You’ll be rewarded with a great sense of achievement and have a great time connecting with others in our terrific Artery space.

Tutor: Nick Eggleston

Dates: 4 week course  Wednesdays 3rd – 24th February 2021

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Venue:  The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Cost: $195.00  All Materials Supplied

More Information :

The Artery – Art Learning Space
Phone 07 571 3232
Email info@theincubator.co.nz

BOOK HERE

Clay & Wine: Sculpture Night

Go 3-D  – Make animals, kiwis, faces etc…

You are provided with a base “drop” shape and from there you add eyes, legs, etc. The drop shape is versatile and can be converted into a multitude of sculptures. This is all about making and attaching. Lets push a piece of clay around and see what can be achieved.
It doesn’t have to be functional. This is about form and decoration.  Chess set?, animal?, Tile?, Ornament?, light catcher or just a thing…

When: Wednesday 3rd February 6pm -8pm
Where: Godard Centre, Tauranga
Cost: $30

Click Here to book your workshop

Create Homemade Sustainable Paints

Create homemade paints from household materials

Learn to make your own paint out of household materials like coffee, ash, and charcoal. With these ingredients, you can reproduce oil, acrylic, and watercolour paint.  These materials are versatile. They are not toxic; they are sustainable. Unlike many paints, they do not contain plastic or heavy metals.

Use these homemade paints to create your own painting and masterpiece. For inspiration, we will offer still life examples and  stencil rubbings which can be made easily with charcoal and paper. Otherwise, let your imagination run wild.

All materials are provided, come as you are.
When: Wednesday 3rd February 2021, 4pm – 5.30pm
Where: Remaker Space, 91 Willow Street, Tauranga
Cost: $25
TutorRolph Hediger

BOOK HERE

The Past and The Curious: Tauranga Survey Office, 1866-1868

Our next talk will be on Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Outward letter book of the Tauranga Survey Office, 1866-1868

Wednesday, 3 February 2021:

With the smell of smoke and gunpowder still lingering in the air, the land we live on today was measured and apportioned by Tauranga’s first surveyors. It’s their outbound letters that are the subject of this “The Past and the Curious” talk by Heritage Specialist Harley Couper. They shed light on Tauranga Moana both then and now. They have the potential to reveal something of the past, but there is also power here, to help us imagine the future.

Monthly Show and Tell Talks:

Get a close-up look at items that are normally locked away, through entertaining show-and-tell talks with Tauranga City Library Heritage Specialists.

On the 1st Wednesday of the month from 1:15-2pm in Ngā Wāhi Rangahau/Research Collections on the first floor of Tauranga Library.

Free, no booking necessary.

Social Potting with Clay

Interested in clay ?

Looking for a great new hobby and the opportunity to meet with others? Designed to work in with a busy schedule and to develop your skill. Make it a regular “thing” and you can work on more complicated projects.

When: Wednesday 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th February 2021
Time: 10am – noon
Where: Godard Centre, Devonport Rd, Tauranga
Cost: $30 per session

The price includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, and firing.

Click Here to book your workshop

Photos & Coffee with Kim Westerskov

An informal meeting get together with Kim Westerskov, a professional photographer, writer & photographer of 18 books, marine biologist and photography teacher .

Kim has helped many hundreds of photographers [from beginners to professionals] and he’d love to help you too. Kim’s philosophy is to make it all as simple as possible and as much fun as possible. He is passionate about photography and passionate about inspiring, guiding, and supporting photographers.

We meet on the first Tuesday of each month [except January], chat about photography, and view some of the recent photos we’ve taken. It’s free [no charge], supper is served, and there’s no obligation of any kind. Please email me if you’d like to come [it’s not a big room so I need to keep an eye on numbers].
These evenings are always fun and friendly – there’s usually many smiles and laughs. It’s a great way of meeting up with like-minded people, being inspired by the creativity of our group of photographers, and coming away with new ideas and tips. There’s a wide range of interests and abilities – so you’re very unlikely to feel out of your depth. Bring photos if you wish, but there’s no obligation to. Some people do, some don’t. We would normally meet on Tuesday 7th July, but I’ve had to change it to 14th July starting at 7.00 pm. 18 Greerton Road, Gate Pa, Tauranga. 

He is 5 times winner at the BBC “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” competition, the world’s largest and most prestigious nature photography competition. Kim teaches and inspires through photo workshops, private tuition, mentoring, and regular “Photos & Coffee” and “Photo Evaluation” evenings.

Latest newsletter is ready to download here [Download PDF].

Phone or email to register as spaces are limited.
578-5138 or westerskov.nz@gmail.com 

Jewellery Making: Repairing, Revamping and Repurposing Course

This course is an introduction to jewellery making with a focus on giving new life to old jewellery, your collection of stones, trinkets and other found objects. Using a ‘bare-bones’ approach to construction and a ‘virtue out of necessity’ design ethos, students can create an artwork or heirloom out of almost anything All necessary tools will be available to use each night during the workshops. If students wish they can purchase hand tools and extra jewellery supplies from the tutor.
Restrictions: Adults Only

Tutor: Ruth O’Connell – Bronnsmith Jewellery
Course: 4 Tuesday evenings
Date: 2nd to 23rd February 2021 (2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd)
Time: 6-9pm
Where: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Cost: $185

Basic Kit supplied and after dinner treats.
Students are welcome to just bring themselves and start from scratch, or bring their own tools, jewellery supplies, and collected trinkets and objects they are wanting to use in their creations, if they have them.

Ruth, from Bronnsmith Jewellery handcrafts her own designs. A professional silversmith she started out without heat work, just hand tools, wires, braids, beads, stones, and an assortment of found objects. She loves to share her love of bare bones jewellery making, repurposing, and recycling to create an artwork or heirloom.

 

Clay & Wine: Breakfast Set

Making a breakfast set such as a bowl cup and plate requires you to work with three different techniques and when finished will give you a feeling of accomplishment. Lots of fun these workshops and you will be shown how to complete you set

The price for this workshop is $30. This includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice

Wednesday 6th January 2021 6pm – 8pm

instruction

Ceramic Jewellery Making

Jewellery has been made from ceramics for many thousands of years. Again it is limitless in design and application. You can really let the boat out here and create a decorative piece especially for yourself or a gift for someone.

Ear-rings, bracelets, beads, bangles, broaches, and more. They will be small, fine and detailed.

When: Tuesday 2nd February 2021 1pm – 3pm
Where: Godards Arcade, Devonport Road, Tauranga
Cost:  $30 This includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing.

Click Here to book your workshop

 

Fundamentals of Painting: 5 Week Course

Tuesday  afternoons for 5 weeks.

This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience. A fun time set in a chilled out relaxed and creative environment. Get stuck in and learn something new each week and then build on it the next week. This course will be based on traditional painting techniques with some contemporary approaches applied to the genre.

As well as covering a lot of ground, equally the focus will be on developing a solid understanding of colour theory, tonal relationships, proportion, and composition. Progressing to use these ideas to develop believable 3d forms on a 2d surface.

The ideas covered can be applied to all painting mediums (oil and acrylic) and brief discussions can be explored. Damien is an exceptional and experienced tutor that comes to us from Auckland where he has been a part of the Browne School of Art.

Damien has a Master of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland; and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Otago Polytechnic.  He is passionate about art in general, with his main focus being Painting and Drawing. He has designed these courses to demystify the process behind painting and show individuals approaches to quickly start to enjoy a wonderful and enjoyable painting medium. Oil or acrylic paints.  https://www.sanderson.co.nz/Artist/173/Damien-Kurth.aspx

Tutor:  Damien Kurth

Day: Tuesdays from 2nd February to 2nd March 2021

Time: 1pm – 3.00pm.

Cost: $260

Bookings  Here
Any questions
Contact Damien directly: bopatelierpainting@gmail.com

Venue: Classes held at The Artery Space at The Incubator

Bring Paper towels or cotton rags with you. Basic starting materials are supplied, guidance on any other purchases will be given during the course You are more than welcome to bring your own paints and brushes. Tea and coffee are supplied, a café is a few doors down the road.

Achieve Toastmasters

We are a friendly group of like minded people working together to foster confident communication in a supportive atmosphere.

Day: 1st, 3rd & 5th Monday of every month
Time: 7.30pm-9.30pm
Venue: St Stephens Church Hall, 9 Brookfield Terrace, Otumoetai,  Tauranga
Phone Contact:La Verne 027 318 5575

Ink Affair Book Club: My Name Was Judas

This month’s book:

Title: My Name Was Judas
Author: C. K. Stead
Description:
We all know the story of Jesus told by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, but what about the version according to Judas?

In this witty, original and teasingly controversial account, some forty years after the death of Jesus, Judas finally tells the story as he remembers it. Looking back on his childhood and youth from an old age the gospel writers denied him, Judas recalls his friendship with Jesus; their schooling together; their families; the people who would go on to be disciples and followers; their journeys together and their dealings with the powers of Rome and the Temple.

His is a story of friendship and rivalry, of a time of uncertainty and enquiry, a testing of belief, endurance and loyalty.

This is a meet up.
For full details: https://www.meetup.com/Ink-Affair/events/

 

48 Hours Shoot Weekend

The 2021 Vista Foundation Shoot Weekend is on the 5th to the 7th of March. Early-bird Registrations will open on Monday February 1st, 2021. Save the date in your calendar.

It is a serious challenge for both first-time filmmakers through to experienced directors.
Simply put, filmmakers have just one weekend to make a short film. – Write – Shoot – Cut – Survive and there are loads of great prizes up for grabs!
www.48hours.co.nz

Model Aircraft Flying

The Tauranga Model Aircraft Club has facilities at Tect Park which are always open for members of the public to attend and watch their activities.

Weekends and Wednesdays are the most popular but only when the weather is suitable.

Contact Dave on 021 909 407 to check the weather conditions are good for flying.

Falun Dafa

Purify the Body and Calm the Mind

Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a traditional self-cultivation practice based on the universal principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance. Easy to learn, the practice includes four gentle standing exercises to purify the body and a seated meditation to calm the mind.

Around the world, millions of people from all walks of life and all ages have taken up the practice and report dramatic health improvements, clarity of thought, more energy and a deeper spiritual awareness.

True health comes from cultivating both mind and body.

Free to learn.

Please join our Free, Easy to Learn Exercise Sessions in the Parks as follows:

Exercises 1 to 4 only. Duration – 1x hour.  Look for the Blue and White Banner.

1st and 2nd Sundays – Memorial Park by the fountain, enter from Devonport Rd

3rd Sunday – Papamoa Domain near car park below Bluebiyou Restaurant

4th Sunday – Marine Parade, near cenotaph opposite Pacific Ave.

Winter Hours – @ 10:15am
Summer Hours – @ 9:45am

Change at Daylight Saving time.

Please call / text Judy for any alternative arrangements.

Please phone or text  021 0425 398  for directions.

A Cool Way to Paint – Cold Wax Workshops

Come along with friends and have an enjoyable time together learning a new Art medium for NZ. It was used in the late 1500’s by Titan and other painters of the Renaissance period. Even Rembrandt in the 1600s used it.
This is an amazing half day workshop to explore what cold wax is really made of, how to use it and what NOT to do with it. Learn what rules you can break when using cold wax, and what special benefits (namely, amazing texture) come with this medium. See what kind of paints you should reach for and discover the simple tools you will need. Explore the surfaces that will work best when working with cold wax, and how you can combine it with other art mediums such as mixed media, photography, painting and encaustic wax.
A finished cold wax painting has several layers and with drying time, can take weeks to complete. You will however, come away with a better understanding of the cold wax painting process and the possible beginnings of a painting you can continue to work on at home/studio.
Tutor: Sue MacDougall
Email: kiwisuemac@gmail.com
Dates:  31st January.
20th February
20th March
Time: 9am -12.30pm

Cost: $79.00 per session
All materials supplied

“It’s a rare occurrence for one specific painting medium to have a whole genre of painting associated with it, but the cold wax medium is one such medium. Cold wax painting is not defined by subject matter nor the degree of realism or abstraction; cold wax painting is unified by artists’ shared interest in experimentation, texture and the physicality of paint layers.”
After over 20 years of living in Greece, Sue now lives permanently in New Zealand, although she does visit Greece once or twice a year. She is recognized for her bold and colourful work in different mediums that create structure, depth, movement and texture.

Clay & Wine: Social Night

These Fridays are about letting your hair down and creating whatever you wish. We are there to guide you of course. The idea of this workshop as it is the end of the week it is time to relax and have a good evening out while being creative.

The price for this workshop is $30.

This includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice.

January Friday Social Nights  22nd & 29th January 2021.
February Social Nights on 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th Feb 

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Chess Tauranga

The Challenge of Chess for the whole family
Come along and enjoy the atmosphere and the fun challenge of a game of chess.

Standard chess rules apply.
Includes casual games.

Just visit and see if chess is for you!

On Fridays 4pm-6pm or longer for longer games.  Includes casual games.

Chess is also on at the Mount RSA  on Mondays  from 6pm.

Contacts:
Contact:

Helmut Marko h.marko@xtra.co.nz  0274 147 254
Secretary & co-founder: Caleb Wright first25plus5@gmail.com

Young at Art Classes

Friday mornings 10am -1pm: Click for info
This is for those who are looking for more time to learn, improve their skills, seriously play and dig a bit deeper. Suitable for beginners – experienced levels.
Learn techniques and different medium use through exploration and immersion.

Casual Classes: $45 each

These classes run with the school-term.
The groups are for all levels of experience.
They are very friendly and supportive of each other and we also have good FUN !

Now Taking bookings for 2021 Term 1 !

Tauranga Society of Artists Programme

Oil, acrylic, pastel, pencil, water colour …
Portrait, still life, life drawing …

The members of the Tauranga Society of Artists, flush from the success of their recent annual exhibition, are not putting their feet on the brake.

There is plenty on the programme this month so, whatever your medium, whatever your style,
do have a look.

Programme 

Model Railways

Come down to the Model Railway Club for a look and a play.
You’ll find them upstairs on the corner of Cross Road and Mirrelies Road at Sulphur Point. All welcome.

Club times are:
Tuesday mornings 9.30am to 12.30pm
Thursday evenings 7.15pm to 9.30pm

Phone:  543 1108 for further info.

 

Clay & Wine: Box Night

Boxes is  one of the fascinating objects in pottery. Boxes come in all shapes and sizes and are often used for keeping your own private items in. Tonight we will also work on making lids for your box which often people think is the hard part. So lets make it fit tonight

The price for this workshop is $30.
This includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice.

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Sewing Machine Basics 101

Sewing machine basics

Are you intimidated by machine-sewing and want to learn the basics in a relaxed environment? Has it been ages since you’ve sewn and do you need to a refresh before tackling bigger projects?

In this workshop you will learn to comfortably navigate and use a sewing machine. Kerry will cover foundational skills to include machine set-up, tension problems, putting in a zipper as well as any other questions you may have.

We provide all materials and machines, but we encourage you to bring your own if you have one to learn how to navigate its specific quirks. No prior experience necessary. 

When: Thursday 28th January, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Where: Remaker Space, 91 Willow Street, Tauranga
Cost: $30
Tutor
:  Kerry  Funnell

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Poi Making

Create a unique set of poi using sustainable materials and learn to use them.

At the ReMaker Space, our intention is to use up all the offcuts of our previous fabric cutting to limit textile waste and create a 100% full circular sewing studio. “Take, make, dispose” model of production.

This workshop is accessible for all ages and abilities.

When: Thursday 28th January 2021  11am – 1pm
Where: Remaker Space, 91 Willow Street, Tauranga
Cost: $25
TutorsKayla HollandJera MaeLiam Banbury

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Another workshop will be held on
Thursday 4th February 2021 11:00am – 1:00pm

Kickstart Toastmasters Club Tauranga

Kickstart Toastmasters holds a weekly club meeting where everyone gets a chance to improve their public speaking, listening and leadership skills. We always have a laugh and the cafe upstairs opens at 6:00 am giving you time to buy a coffee and/or breakfast that can be enjoyed during the meeting.

Guests welcome – we offer three free attendances per person before signup, giving you a really good chance to find out what Toastmasters and our club is all about. No pressure to speak so come along and enjoy the atmosphere.

Day:  Thursday
Time: 07:00am
Venue:  Base Station – Babbage Room, 148 Durham Street, Tauranga
Contact Phone/Txt : 022 390 2216 (Stan)

Website: http://www.kickstarttoastmasters.co.nz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kickstart.Toastmasters.Club/

For other Toastmaster groups in the Bay of Plenty:
https://letslearn.co.nz/toastmasters/

Through Photographers Eyes Photography Course

Let’s face it: DIY YouTube videos and books can only teach you so much when it comes to photography. Whether you’re a hobbyist hoping to fine tune your F-stops skills, an enthusiast interested in editing imagery or a mobile newbie who needs help with photos, the best way to learn is with interactive tutoring, with your camera in hand and someone to guide you.

6 Weeks from Wednesday January 27th 2021

A new six week course with professional photographer Greg Wilson. The course will amp up your technical skills, inspire your creativity and elevate your photography to the next level. This course will suit most skill levels from beginner to enthusiast and you will enjoy tapping in to the experience of a skilled photographic expert with decades of experience in the field and in the classroom.

The course will cover six main topics over six weeks.

  • Week 1 – January 27:  Introduction. The camera, sensor, lenses and your bag
  • Week 2 – February 3:  Photographic Vision
  • Week 3 – February 10: Light & Exposure
  • Week 4 – February 17: Focus
  • Week 5 – February 24: Composition
  • Week 6 – March 3: The Art of Editing & Output

Spots are limited for this popular course. Registration is open online now.

Check out Greg on Instagram and Facebook

When is the class held?
The course runs for 6 weeks, every Wednesday night at 7:00 to 9:00pm starting from Wednesday January 27th, 2021

Where is the course held?
Carters Photographics, 42 Grey Street, Tauranga

What do I need to bring?

  • Camera
  • Fully charged battery
  • Memory card
  • Note taking device or notebook and pen

Clay & Wine Night: Making a Kiwi

This is such fun in making our very own Kiwis. We can make the round model type of flat hanging kiwis which can be uses for all kinds of hanging sculptures, wind chimes or next Christmas’s decorations. The 3D kiwis are very cute and the decoration of them shows your talent through and through. Great fun this!

The price for this workshop is $30.
This includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice

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Make a “Donna” Bucket Hat

Learn to make your own “Donna” BUCKET HAT using recycled fabrics and materials.

After one workshop, you will walk away with a one-of-a-kind hat and the skills to create another.

Bring fabrics you like from home, or explore and be inspired by our selection of fabrics at the ReMaker Space!

Basic sewing skills on a domestic sewing machine required.

When: Wednesday 27th January 2021 4pm-7pm
Where: Remaker Space, 91 Willow Street, Tauranga
Cost: $35
Tutor:  Kayla Holland

Next Workshop: Wednesday 3rd February, Same time & Place

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Sew Your Own Underwear

Make zero-waste undies to fit YOUR body

In this workshop, Emma La Rocca of Emroce swimwear will share her zero-waste pattern and teach to you create your own underwear. These are for every body – create custom clothes that fit YOU.
Bring in any high-stretch material you have at home, or choose from Emma’s selection – including some beautiful merino fabrics.
Basic sewing machine experience required.
When: Wednesday 27th January 12.30pm – 2pm
WhereReMaker Space, 91 Willow Street, Tauranga
Cost: $35
TutorEmma La Rocca

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Multicultural Newcomers Network

Free morning tea every Wednesday 10.30am-12pm

When: Wednesdays 10.30am – 12pm
Where: Multicultural Centre, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

For details:
Contact Multicultural Tauranga
Tuesday to Thursday
Ph: 07 571 6419
Email: enquiries@trmc.co.nz
Website: www.trmc.co.

Also at the Centre:
Monday Basic English Classes 9.30am-11.30am with Alex (March)
Thursday Conversational English Classes 10am-12pm with Mark (Feb)

Tauranga Embroiderers’ Guild

The guild meets:

Day:  Wednesdays
Time: 10am – 2.30pm  and  7.00pm – 9.30pm.
Location: Tauranga Rowing Club, Devonport Road, Tauranga

Contact: Carol 0273 485 875 or 07 466 0075

Email: taurangaembroiderersguild@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/taurangaembroiderersguild

Happy people say:

* A great place to meet new like minded people & learn new stitches.

Scrapbooking at Craftables

Classes start again from January 27th 2021.

This gorgeous page is one that has brought  light to many a scrapbook album!

Using beautiful florals, old-fashioned filament-style lights and some pretty awesome paint splattering, this page shines a spotlight on the special people in your life.

This page fits two 4″ x 6″ photos.
Book into a class or reserve your kit using the link below!

Book in

Buy the kit

Paula is the teacher at the shop on Wednesday from 10am – and spaces are available.

Tai Chi Internal Arts – Tauranga

Tai Chi Internal Arts has been operating for two years at Te Puke and Tauranga with Beginner and Regular classes. Post Covid19 we are restarting with an emphasis on looking after ourselves. What this means is as well as the Tai Chi training, we will encourage the students to apply the principles of Tai Chi to everyday life and incorporate mindfulness, balance and the ability to deal with change. We seem to be in a time of rapid change which can create enormous personal stress.

Tai Chi Internal Arts is affiliated to Sport BOP so we offer training to all comers and in particular the Keep on your Feet Program which encourages the senior students to stay active. Tai Chi is valuable because as well as keeping the body fit, it also requires a fair bit of mental activity all the while staying very low impact.

Tauranga Class: Greerton Memorial Hall  Cost $5

Wednesdays  9.30 am – 11.30am.

Note: There are also classes in Te Puke & Te Puna
Te Puke Classes: Te Puke Memorial Hall Cost $5
Mondays 5.30pm – 7pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30 am – 11.30am

Te Puna Class:  Memorial Hall
Thursdays 9.30 am – 11.30am

Wear comfortable clothing and soft shoes or bare feet.

For more information contact David
Phone:     5524425
Mobile:    027 222 2824
Website:  taichiinternalarts.com