Events

Painting Happiness 1-day Experience

Join me for a day of artistic play, where you’ll let go of the outside world and discover the life you long to live.

Through creative play and guided meditation, you’ll shift from your logical ‘to do list’ mindset, to your love based creative mindset. I’ll guide you to paint your own mandala, a visual representation of your universe with you at the centre. As you sink into the joy of simply creating, you’ll infuse the canvas with all your positive energy, hopes and dreams.

The only rule in this free-flowing workshop is that there are no right or wrong. I’ll be there to gently support you in exploring your innate creativity, while playfully kicking perfectionism and comparison to the kerb.

Painting Happiness is about you and the canvas, loads of glorious colour, permission to play and a whole lot of belly laughs in the company of like-minded women. Come join us and discover the inner world you never knew existed.
When: Sunday 4th July 2021  10am – 4pm
Where: The Artery, Historic Village, Tauranga
Cost: $180
Click here for more info or to book and take advantage of my easy payment plan of 4 fortnightly payments of $45.00

Ink Affair Book Club: Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman

This month’s book is:
Title: Utopia for Realists : And How We Can Get There
Author: Rutger Bregman
Description:

In Utopia for Realists, Rutger Bregman shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas that are, in fact, wholly implementable. Every milestone of civilisation – from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy – was once considered a utopian fantasy. New utopian ideas such as universal basic income and a fifteen-hour work week can become reality in our lifetime.

From a Canadian city that once completely eradicated poverty, to Richard Nixon’s near implementation of a basic income for millions of Americans, Bregman takes us on a journey through history, beyond the traditional left-right divides, as he introduces ideas whose time has come.

For full details: https://www.meetup.com/Ink-Affair/events/276707617/

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

 

 

 

CAP Life Skills Course

Over eight sessions your CAP Life Skills coach will provide you with practical and relevant support to ensure you get the most out of the course.

You will gain practical skills to make the most of what you have, and discover new ways to live for a brighter future.

Money: money saving tips, budgeting skills, shopping tips

Organisation: meal planning, budget building, shopping to a list, time management

Health and Wellbeing: healthy eating, positive wellbeing, self-worth

Relationships: building healthy relationships, communication, forgiveness, loving others

From here you can make a plan to get things back on track !!

For more information or to register
Phone: (07)571-5916
Email: reception@stpetershouse.co.nz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stpetersh/

When: Thursdays 9:30-12:00 for 8 weeks
Start Date: Thursday 20th May 2021

Where: St Peters House, 130 Spring Street, Tauranga

Cost: FREE but please book your spot.

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

 

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

15th May – Sorry full

12th June

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

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

14th May Sorry full

11th June   Book now or miss out !

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

Stained Glass and Fused Glass workshops are also available.

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.
…or maybe you just think vans are cool and want to have a beer, dumplings and meet some interesting people. Whatever your motivation, sign up and let’s talk.
If you DO have a van already, bring it in to share what you’ve done or get a group brainstorm around where to begin.

BOOK HERE for Workshop Thursday 13th May  2021 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Make a Kitchen Utensil

Come along to make a bespoke kitchen utensil carved with your own hands.

In this 2 hour workshop you will learn basic wood preparation and introductory hand and power tool skills. Walk away with a beautiful and unique kitchen utensil for your home.

When
Wednesday 12th May 2021 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Where  ReMaker Space, 91 Willow Street, TaurangaView Map
Who John Paine

Cost: $50

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

Researching your family ?
Come along for discussion and help. 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.

When: the second Saturday of the month

Where: The Hall behind the Brain Watkins House, 233 Cameron Rd, Tauranga

Time: 1.30pm -3.30pm

Cost: $2 for your cup of tea

Contact: Jane on 576 8835 a/h

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

The Past and The Curious:

Topic:  TBA

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.

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

 

 

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 

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 2nd May 2021  TBC
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

 

Paint & Propagate Workshop

Learn to turn one plant into many!
Want to fill your home with succulents and other plants without spending a fortune? Learn the basics of propagation with outdoor enthusiast and plant lover Cady Burns.

Propagation is basically turning ONE plant into MANY. Cady will teach you techniques and strategies to set you up for success.

In this workshop you will also get to paint and up-cycle materials to create a unique plant container. You’ll leave with new understanding of the fundamentals of raising plants along with your very own plant in a funky hand-painted pot!

Come with some friends, a partner, your mum or just bring yourself! This is a relaxed learning and social environment open to all.

When: Friday 30th April 2021  10.30pm -12.15pm
Where: ReMaker Space, 91 Willow Street, Tauranga
Tutor: Cady Burns
Cost: $20

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: Thursday 29th April 6pm -8pm
Where: Godard Centre, Tauranga
Cost: $35

Click Here to book your workshop

Emma Prill Art Workshops for Adults

Tauranga-based artist Emma Prill will be running a limited number of creative art workshops for adults (ages 18+). Using a combination of inks, watercolours and pens, participants will draw inspiration from forms, animals, plants, birds and corals found in our natural world.  Exploring line, composition and mark making, Emma will also teach how to add depth to the art work with layers and details.

Workshop One: Friday 9 April, 5pm – 7pm
Workshop Two: Saturday 29 May, 1pm – 3pm
Cost: $40 per participant. Cost includes materials and refreshments. Please book for one workshop.

To make a booking click HERE

Our booking platform has changed slightly. Press ‘Book Now’ and once through to the booking page ‘Log In’ to see your preferred workshop date/time. If there are any issues with bookings please contact education@artgallery.org.nz.

Children’s Workshops with Emma Prill

11th April & 29th May: To make a booking click HERE

Clay & Wine: RRR Memory Pot Fundraising

RRR meaning Rescue, Revive, Rehome. Dedicated to providing a safe haven for homeless and rescued animals. RRR is a not for profit animal rescue organisation providing a safe haven for all kinds of animals that have been rescued for whatever reason they need rescuing. They are always looking for volunteers, fosters and of course donations.

Our special night is about helping out with $5 pp proceeds go toward RRR on this night. A free for all and make just whatever you wish and enjoy

RRR meaning Rescue, Revive, Rehome. Dedicated to providing a safe haven for homeless and rescued animals. RRR is a not for profit animal rescue organisation providing a safe haven for all kinds of animals that have been rescued for whatever reason they need rescuing. They are always looking for volunteers, fosters and of course donations.

Our special night is about helping out with $5 pp proceeds go toward RRR on this night. A free for all and make just whatever you wish and enjoy

When: Wednesday 28th April 2021 from 6pm-8pm
Where: Godard Centre, Devonport Rd, Tauranga
Cost: $35  The price  includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice

Click Here to book your workshop

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Tauranga Astronomical Society:

Tonight’s Topic: TBA

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 (15 and under) are free. 12 Month membership is $40.00 for individuals, $50.00 for families, or $20.00 for tertiary students. Please note that there is NO EFTPOS available, so cash only please.

Phone 028 432 8401

See you there! 

Remaker Space: Drop In Night

Stretch your creative muscles, no fitness required!

When
Tuesday 27th April 2021 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where  ReMaker Space, 91 Willow Street, TaurangaView Map

Cost:  Koha

Come together and get your projects done with a little inspiration from your fellow creatives.

Drop In nights at the ReMaker Space are designed to carve out dedicated space to work on your own creative endeavor. Bring your painting and drawing materials, your clay, knitting needles, crochet hook or embroidery. Flex your creative muscles and expand your community.

Food and drinks are available from our favourite Our Place foodies.

These events are planned on the last Tuesday of every month.

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 $35. Children will be $30. 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

Ink Affair Book Club: White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht

This month’s book:

Title: White Chrysanthemum
Author: Mary Lynn Bracht

Description
:
Winner of the Writers’ Guild Award for Best Debut Novel
Longlisted for the Authors’ Club First Novel Award

‘Look for your sister after each dive. Never forget. If you see her, you are safe.’

Hana and her little sister Emi are part of an island community of haenyo, women who make their living from diving deep into the sea off the southernmost tip of Korea.

One day Hana sees a Japanese soldier heading for where Emi is guarding the day’s catch on the beach. Her mother has told her again and again never to be caught alone with one. Terrified for her sister, Hana swims as hard as she can for the shore.

So begins the story of two sisters suddenly and violently separated by war. Moving between Hana in 1943 and Emi as an old woman today, White Chrysanthemum takes us into a dark and devastating corner of history – and two women whose love for one another is strong enough to triumph over the evils of war.

For full details: https://www.meetup.com/Ink-Affair/events/276896505/

 

Chain Making Workshop

Learn this most ancient of jewellery techniques. Spend the day making your own chain from scratch, by hand with basic tools.
In this six-hour workshop, along with other keen crafters, you’ll learn about different types of chains and metals as well as the jewellery making techniques you’ll need to design, form and assemble your chain. We’ll also cover finishing techniques so that you can wear your new adornment home.
When: Sunday 25th April 2021
Where: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Cost: $135
To Book: Email me, Ruth, through the Contact page on my website or at bronnsmith@gmail.com
TOOLS & MATERIALS
• Jewellers saw and saw blades (size 2 and 0/2)
• Ring clamp
• Vice
• Electric hand drill
• 1mm+ wire
• Assorted rods: 3mm+ drill bits or knitting needles are recommended. Plastic or metal, not wood.
• Files and sandpaper
• Hammer and block
• Flat nose/chain nose pliers x 2
• Pen and paper
All tools will be supplied to use during the workshop. They will also be available to purchase if you want to continue your chain-making at home. But, of course, you are welcome to bring any of your own tools you’d like to use.
Also supplied, will be a limited supply of either brass or copper wire in your choice of gauge depending on your chosen style of chain. Sterling silver wire will be available to purchase in the workshop, but it is not recommended for learning or practicing with.
Please get in touch if you are wanting to purchase any tools or materials prior to the workshop or if you have any questions or requests.

Tauranga Scottish Society Sequence Dance

Social & Sequence Dancing on the 4th Saturday of the Month from February to November.

A very warm welcome to all.

Where:  Wesley Church Hall, 100 Thirteenth Avenue, Tauranga
Time:  7pm – 10pm

Cost: $7 includes supper and raffle

For info:
Contact: Margaret Falconer
Phone: 07 572  5938
Emailmargaretfalconer@xtra.co.nz

Bonsai Beginner Workshop

This beginner Bonsai workshop will take you through the steps to design your own Bonsai. It will include everything you need to know to start out with Bonsai as an art form. You will take your own stunning original Bonsai home with you, so you can amaze family and friends with your creativity.

Tutor: Dawid de Villers
Date: Saturday 24th April
Time: 9am to 12pm
Cost: $120.00
All equipment, tree, pot, and incidentals are supplied.
Book Now:  Emailbonsaiplace@gmail.com

Dawid is a national Bonsai demonstrator and educator. This workshop is for beginners to Bonsai and will teach the basics of Bonsai design. There is a bit of history, design principals and then the highlight, a step-by-step process for you to design your own Bonsai.

Future One Day Workshops
16th May and 19th June

 

Friday Crop Night

Attention Scrapbookers & Cardmakers – Crop night is back this Friday!

Don’t forget that Crop Night is on again this Friday!

Bring along whatever project you’re working on, a good giggle and your dinner (or opt for takeaways!) and crop the night away!

Held at the shop from 5.30pm-midnight this Friday, Crop is a great way to spend time with likeminded crafters, get some tips and tricks and enjoy the company! It’s only $5 to attend.

You can bring something you want to work on, something you’re stuck on or something you’re interested in and share ideas, techniques and socialise with like-minded people.

If you just want to socialise but you haven’t got an unfinished project (wow you’re good!) kits are available and the shop floor is open for sales.

Don’t forget to let us know you’re coming by booking below or giving us a bell on: 07 579 4615

Book in HERE

Tauranga Patchwork & Quilters Group

Members of the group meet at the Art and Craft Centre , 177 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

Meets:- First & Third Tuesday nights; 7pm – 9:30pm
Second & Fourth Fridays; 10am – 3pm

Facebook link

For more information contact:

Contact: Denise Lee

Phone:  027 291 9917

Emailtaurangaquilters@gmail.com

Stop-Motion Animations

Create your own animation using collage !

Experience the joyfulness of bringing paper cut outs and unpretentious materials to life. Artist Sandra Landolt will guide you through the process of creating a stop motion animation. You will learn how to animate simple materials and how to create a story using the collage technique.

Sandra will provide the collage elements and backdrops as well as the animation studio set up, that you can easily replicate at home.

The workshop will provide all materials including collage elements,  backdrops and mini stop motion workspaces

What to bring:

  • Your smart phone or tablet (if you don’t have one, we can provide a tablet)
  • Please , pre-install the FREE version of Stop Motion Studio (available on Apple and Android)
  • Any images or a copy of personal pictures that you would like to include in your collage animation
  • Please wear closed shoes

 

When
Friday 23rd April 2021 10am – 12pm
Where  ReMaker Space, 91 Willow Street, TaurangaView Map
Who Sandra Landolt

Cost:  $35 for one, $65 for 2.

BOOK HERE

Wine and Clay Poppy Night

Poppies, poppy designs, think red and luscious !

When: Thursday 22nd April 2021
Where: Godard Arcade, Devonport Road, Tauranga

Click Here to book your workshop

Clay & Juice: Young Adults Night

This evening is all about young adults around 14 to 18 years old. They will be free to make what they feel like, so will be let loose with their own creativity. Needless to say wine will not be available but juice will be. The emphasis will be on fun.

The price for this workshop is $35. This includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and  juice.

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. Jera 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: Wednesday 21st April, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Where: Remaker Space, 91 Willow Street, Tauranga
Cost: $30
Tutor
:  Jera Mae

BOOK HERE

Other sessions are planned for

Wednesday 28th April 2021 10:00am – 12:00pm

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

 

Tauranga Patchwork & Quilters Group

Members of the group meet at the Art and Craft Centre , 177 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

Meets:- First & Third Tuesday nights; 7pm – 9:30pm
Second & Fourth Fridays; 10am – 3pm

Facebook link

For more information contact:

Contact: Denise Lee

Phone:  027 291 9917

Emailtaurangaquilters@gmail.com

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  Tuesdays 20th April – 11th May 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: 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, tea-light, incense, mossy holders,  and a whole host of ideas…

The price for this workshop is $35. This includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice.

When: Wednesday 20th April 2021

Click Here to book your workshop

Create a Catapult

“STEAM” workshop to make a catapult using reclaimed materials

Is your child keen on building and understanding how things work?

In this workshop your child will learn how to build a catapult, using recycled wood and salvaged bike tubing. Sandra will model and teach how to use hand tools to safely cut, sand and assemble their masterpiece.

At the end of the workshop everyone can test their catapults and try to hit a target, then take it home for endless hours of fun and exploration.

All materials provided, including tools and support. Closed-toed shoes required.

When: Tuesday 20th April 2021 10.00pm – 12pm
Where: ReMaker Space, 91 Willow St, Tauranga
Tutor: Sandra Landolt
Cost: $30 for 1, $50 for 2

BOOK HERE

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

Tauranga Anglers Club

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/

Cafe Scientifique: Salt – Enhancing the Lives of Everyone Everyday

Cafe Scientifique Tauranga is pleased to welcome Brett Hobson, General Manager of Dominion Salt to educate us on the salt industry.

The Salt Industry in New Zealand started in 1942 and with passion and energy from a few pioneers has developed into a profitable industry selling to over 30 countries throughout the world. The original base at Lake Grassmere in Marlborough was joined by the Mount Maunganui site in 1972.

Many of us could reduce our salt intake with little impact. For some there will be benefit and for a small number their health outcomes will worsen. And we all need iodine. Much of the media focus on salt is about food and health but salt plays important roles in industry. More than 80% of our trade is in agriculture, water treatment, chlor-alkali, fishing, hides and skin processing, pharmaceutical grade salt…..Someone once listed 4,000 uses for salt. While many of these were variations on the same theme, there is no doubt that salt is used widely across all counties and in multiple industries.

Brett Hobson has spent 29 years in the business, working in roles across the business including operations, supply chain, product development, agricultural research, sales and marketing – and was appointed General Manager in June 2019. He trained as a Medical Laboratory Technologist at Christchurch Hospital before moving to Golden Bay with the Cement industry. After 7 years in technical and operations management he moved to Dominion Salt Lake Grassmere.

Brett has published scientific papers, been involved in Standards reviews, published educational texts and worked alongside health professionals on the Joint Advisory Group on Iodine.

Remember:

  • Please Register so we can cater for the right number of people
  • $5 door fee covers the venue and light refreshments
  • Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start

REGISTER HERE

Rhythm ‘n’ Fun Line Dancing

Come and enjoy learning to dance, making new friends, exercising your mind and body as well as extending your social life. Friendly classes.  Newcomers and beginners welcome. If you need to know more…..

Tauranga
Day: Monday evenings
Time: 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm Beginners
6.00 pm – 7.30 pm All levels
Venue: Wesley Methodist Church Hall, 100 13th Avenue, Tauranga
Cost: $7

Phone: Pat Wilson on 544 2574  or 021 0271 2467
Email:  patdancer01@gmail.com

NB: There are Classes in Arataki on Wednesdays

Welcome Bay Painters Group

The group meets:

When: Mondays

What Time: 9.30am-12.30pm

Where: Lighthouse Church Lounge, Welcome Bay Road.

Cost: $2 per session

Contact: Denis 544 6451

Relax, chat, create, no pressure. All levels of skill welcome.

500 Card Group

Have you always wanted to play 500 but didn’t know how ?

We will teach you how.
A friendly fun group gets together every Monday from 9.30am – 11.30am.

Light refreshment provided.

All are welcome.

When: Mondays 9.30am – 11.30am (except public holidays)
Where: Age Concern, 177A Fraser street, Tauranga
Cost:  $2 donation

Tauranga Creative Fibre Group

Tauranga Creative Fibre meets every Monday,  9.30am, at 177 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga.  Learn knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving & felting.

They also get together on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month at 7pm at the same venue.

Contact Person: Margaret Russell  Phone: 021 081 70 350

 

Spiritual Centre Psychic Cafe

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

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/

Medieval Sword Fighting

The Northern Horde of Tauranga are a Medieval re-enactment group, we meet for combat training, archery, dance and crafts.

Learn to fight with swords, axes, spears etc in a controlled and safe environment.

Where: Memorial Park, Tauranga
When: Sundays 1.30pm

For info:

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.

Emailjudystauranga@protonmail.com

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:
18th April
Time: 9am -12.30pm

Cost: $79.00 per session
All materials supplied

NEXT WORKSHOP: TBA

“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.

City Art Walk

When: Anytime

Tauranga’s city centre is jam packed with an array of public artworks. From tidal stairs, to famous pooches, and some of the best street art in the country. Grab the kids, your best friend or nana, it’s time to discover some of the stories and meanings behind the art in the city!

CITY ART WALK app is a self-guided tour of 20 public artworks.  Download the free mobile app beforehand, or at any of the artworks via an on-site QR code. Each entry in the app gives an insight into the artwork and the artist who created it.

Designed for all ages, there’s even fun questions for kids. Love paper? Pick-up a postcard map from i-site or locations around the city centre.

Experience as you encounter works, or do the 1 hour tour  (2-3 hours with shopping, coffee and lunch). The tour is free of charge.

Download the app and take yourself on a journey.
Download here >

Developed by Supercut Projects. Find out more on Facebook and Instagram @cityartwalktga

Big thanks to CITY ART WALK Corporate Partner Cooney Lees Morgan and Funding Partners Creative New Zealand and Creative Bay of Plenty.

Image credit: Askew One, Untitled, 2017

Upholstery Workshops: DIY Headboards

One Day Workshop Dates: (Saturdays OR Sundays)

Tutor: Paula Jones

Make a plain headboard / studded headboard / shallow buttoned headboard or caravan headboard. You supply the fabric and the buttons, I’ll bring the rest. You’ll not only take home your awesome headboard at less than retail cost but you’ll also gain enough skill and confidence to continue small projects at home.

Time: 10am – 4.30pm

Cost: Prices: $120 – $225 California King

Must pay 50% to book your seat. Balance paid 2 weeks prior to workshop.

To BOOK a SEAT or ask questions, contact chairup.upholstery@gmail.com.

2021 Dates:
April: 17th DIY Headboards
May: 1st or 3rd or 10th or 15th or 22nd
June: 5th or 26th or 28th

Times in the weekend are usually all day from 10am to 4pm.
The Monday Evenings are usually from 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Other workshops:

Take home your transformed piece upholstered by you! Come away with enough confidence to continue projects at home. Paula has Beginners,  headboard or NO SEW simple armchair workshops.

Email pictures of  what you might like to cover to   Only 5 seats per workshop so BE QUICK to lock in a space.

Bring either foot stool, piano stool,office chair , blanket box,ottoman or dinning chairs (seat only) or you could choose from some pieces I’ve collected $10-$15
Choose upholstery grade Fabric .
Cost: Varies depending on the project, from $120
*Lay-buy option x2 payments.
Bring a friend or organize a group outing.
PROVIDED in the cost.
*Elastic Webbing
*Foam
*Dacron
*Dust cloth
* Glues
*Use of Air powered staple gun and tools
*Learn Techniques from your piece and the other pieces people have brought.
as well as on going support and advice after the workshop.
* 10% discount toward next workshop
*Tea Coffee
For booking inquiries, send pics of your piece to cover chairup.upholstery@gmail.com

You can also bring your own project and hire the tools

Long Exposures Photography Workshop with Kim Westerskov

Magical. Artistic. Ethereal. Silky. Otherworldly. Clever. Wow!

If you’d like your photos to be described like this, then Long Exposure
Photography could be exactly what you next need to explore.
Long Exposure Photography creates magic out of what is often “nothing
much”, photographically speaking. It turns scruffy, choppy seas or windy
cloudy skies into satisfying art. It can do the same with rivers, waterfalls,
roads, night skies, moving cars at night, even wildlife on the move. The
results are often so good it almost feels like cheating.

For details and images, download Kim’s newsletter here [Download PDF].

Date: Saturday 17th April 2021 from 9pm – 5.00pm
Cost: Full course fee [which includes tuition, hand-outs, yummy
catering, assignment, and follow-up] $245. Full-time students with
ID $145.

 

Clay & Wine: Social Nights

These mainly Fridays and often Saturdays 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 $35.

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

Special Saturday Nights on 3rd, 10th & 24th April

Friday Night Social Nights on 9th, 16th,23rd & 30th April  

Time:  6pm -8pm

Click Here to book your workshop

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!

Time: 4pm-6pm or longer for longer games.  Includes casual games.

Location:  Tauranga Citizens club, cnr 13th Ave & Cameron Road, Tauranga

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

Contacts:
Helmut Marko h.marko@xtra.co.nz  0274 147 254
Secretary & co-founder: Caleb Wright first25plus5@gmail.com
Website: www.westernbopchess.weebly.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/westernbopchess/

Clay Workshops in the Afternoon

Afternoon workshops are from 1pm to 3pm

Beginner Clay:
Saturday 3rd & 10th & 24th April 2021

Friday  Clay Workshops:
1st April (THURSDAY): Bugs, birds & Kiwis
9th April: Breakfast Bowl
16th April: Cups
23rd April: Trinket Box
30th April: Pot Plant Holders

School Holiday Children’s Workshops:
Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd
Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th

Click Here to book your workshop

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.

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 !

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.

 

Spanish with Sonia – Advanced Class

Time: Thursday evenings 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Start Date: Thursday 18th February 2021
Venue: Gate Pa Primary School
Fee:  $150 for 9 classes per term

Contact: Sonia Blair
Phone: 027 346 7723
Email: arsoniablair@yahoo.com

Keynotes Women’s Barbershop Chorus

Keynotes Women’s Chorus sings a variety of songs in 4 part harmony. We’re looking for new members, especially if you love to sing the high notes. Come along to our practice night and see what we’re all about. Singing is very good for your brain and your soul !

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 $35. This includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice

Thursday 15th April 2021: 6pm -8pm

Click Here to book your workshop

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.

For new students, the first time is free then you need to pay $5 for each class after that, or $40 for the Term.

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

Building Awesome Whānau

Tiaki Tamariki Māia – Building Awesome Whānau includes practical ideas and positive stories from parents still on the journey with their own tamariki. The course facilitator supports participants in their journey with their whānau. Session topics include building your family on aroha, protecting your whānau, creating boundaries to keep the good stuff in and the bad stuff out, creating and maintaining a positive atmosphere in the home, communication, and living in the big, wide world.

The course, designed to help whānau raising tamariki aged 0-12 years, will begin on February 11.

The course is for parents and caregivers and runs over six sessions.

* NEXT COURSE STARTS: 11 February *

When: Thursdays 9.30am – 11.30am
Venue: The Salvation Army – Community Ministries
Address: 375 Cameron Road, Tauranga – above the Family Store
For more information contact:
Email: soi.pearson@salvationarmy.org.nz
Phone: 07 578 4264 Option 3

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 café 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/

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

Spanish with Sonia – Intermediate Class

This class is suitable for people with some knowledge of Spanish, eg previous year’s beginners.
Time: Wednesday evenings 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Start Date: Wednesday 17th February 2021
Venue: Gate Pa Primary School
Fee:  $150 for 9 classes per term

Contact: Sonia Blair
Phone: 027 346 7723
Email: arsoniablair@yahoo.com

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 31st 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 – March 31st:  Introduction. The camera, sensor, lenses and your bag
  • Week 2 – April 7th:  Photographic Vision
  • Week 3 – April 14th: Light & Exposure
  • Week 4 – April 21st: Focus
  • Week 5 – April 28th: Composition
  • Week 6 – May 5th: 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: Mugs, 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 $35. This includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice.

When: Wednesday 14th April 2021

Click Here to book your workshop

Dried Flower Wreath Workshop

Book quickly. These workshops sell out.

Join us for a few creative hours and enjoy some refreshments and nibbles upon arrival. You will take home with you a beautiful floral wreath as well as some florist tips and tricks. This will be a practical guide to learn the fundamental skills needed for creating your very own wreath. Gain a well-deserved sense of achievement and have a great time connecting with others in our terrific Artery space.

Next Workshop

Date: Wednesday 14th April

Time: 5.30-7.30pm

Cost: $115.00

All materials will be provided but please bring your own secateurs.

Bookings Essential: email@blanc.co.nz

Bromeliad Club

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

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)

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 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

Albums to fit all the special moments and places in your life !

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

Book your space by phoning us on: 07 579 4615.

The Incredible Years Free Parenting Course

Our next Incredible Years Parenting course is starting on Wed 24 Feb.

This free course for whanau of children aged 3-6 models building healthy relationships, addressing challenging behaviour and creating happier families.

The Incredible Years Parenting Programme is designed to develop positive family relationships, empower parents to make change and manage difficult behaviour.

The course is full of practical step-by-step suggestions that help in handling everyday situations parents face.

Why do a parenting course?

  • Parenting is the most important job adults do.

  • Many of us are not trained or prepared for the task.

  • Challenging behaviour causes stress in families.

  • Improve family functioning.

  • Learn new skills to manage challenging behaviour.

  • Encouragement and support.

  • Confident parents make a difference in families.

  • Learning parenting skills in a supportive group is effective and fun.

For more info and to sign up go to:
https://www.stpetershouse.co.nz/incredible-years-parenting

St Peters House Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/stpetersh/

Tauranga Astronomical Society:

Coming up at our next meeting on Tuesday 13 April at 7:30pm…
We will take a look at the latest news in astronomy and spaceflight, including updates from the Ingenuity Drone and Perseverance Rover which recently landed on Mars.
Weather permitting, viewing of deep sky objects (star clusters and nebulae etc) may be possible through our telescopes, including our largest telescope, a 14 inch scope (Meade LX200 SCT).

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 !

Fun in French

Learn to SPEAK French and have fun at the same time.
Zero to Survival in 10 weeks plus Intermediate and Advanced Classes

Cost:  $120 for the 10 week term.

All sessions have a strong focus on speaking.

Contact Shelley for details:

Phone: 07 544 9557
Email: shelley@lovefrench.nz
Website: www.frenchwithshelley.co.nz
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Inachord Women’s Chorus

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 Workshops in the Morning

Workshops are held in the morning: 10am – noon

Clay Workshops:
Tues 6th April: Trinket Bowls
Tues 13th April: Tealight & Incense holders
Tues 20th April: Hanging bells
Tuesday 27th:  Houses

Mums and Pre-Schoolers:
Wednesday 7th April 2021

Home-Schoolers Pottery:
Thursday 1st & 8th & 15th & April 2021

Children’s Workshops:
Saturday 3rd & 1oth, & 17th & 24th April 2021

School Holiday Children’s Workshops:
Wednesday & Thursday 21st & 22nd, and 28th & 29th April

Click Here to book your workshop