Events

Paint & Wine Night: The Kiss

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.

What drink is included with the ticket?

The ticket includes one complimentary house beer, house wine or non-alcoholic drink for those already creatively charged

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.

Stone Carving for Beginners

Learn the basics of how to use the tools needed to craft shapes from stone. Create and design a 3D sculpture. Covers basic carving techniques in soft stone (Oamaru stone); all the stone and carving tools supplied. Participants to arrive with an idea in mind to produce a stone sculpture over the weekend. Very small class with a max of 5 students.

Tutor: Rex O’Brien

Explore how to use tools to shape stone with award winning and experienced tutor and artist Rex O’Brien. Rex holds a Diploma in Art BOP Polytechnic, has been carving for over 18 years and been instrumental in organising and participating in carving symposiums nationwide.

Dates: 10th and 11th October 2020 (One full Weekend)
Time: 9am – 4pm
Cost: $295

All Materials, Safety Gear and Tools Supplied. Bring a packed lunch any tools you wish to use, wear closed shoes.

Doing Art Together – Adult & Child

Unique classes for children to explore art with a parent, grandparent, special caring adult or caregiver. Enjoy the benefits of this adult-child bonding experience through art while being screen free. Awesome creative atmosphere in a relaxed and purpose-built room.

Do something different with your children or grandchildren over the school holidays? How about creating a treasured piece of art together? It will be good enough to go on the wall, no matter what their skill level is (or in fact yours!).

Tutor:  Christine Williams

Date: Tuesday 29th September – QUIRKY BIRDS

Date: Wednesday 30th September  – PIRATE SHIP

Date: Thursday 1st October – MY BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBOUR

Date: Tuesday 6th  October  – MARIGOLDS

Date: Wednesday 7th October – COLOURFUL CATS

Date: Thursday 8th October – THREE LITTLE PIGS

Time: 1 – 4.30pm

Cost:  Produce a Collaborative Adult/Child piece of art by:

* 1 Child & 1 Adult jointly creating one artwork between them. $45

* 3 people (min 1 adult) jointly creating 2 pieces between them $80

* 1 Child & 1 Adult creating one piece of art each (2 artworks). $80

* Cost of Framed Artwork (optional) $20 extra  per painting/frame.

All Materials Supplied

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: Four week course  Tuesdays 8th-29th September 2020

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

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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.

 

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

Ink Affair Book Club

This month’s book:

Title: Still Alice
Author: Lisa Genova
Description:
When Alice finds herself in the rapidly downward spiral of Alzheimer’s Disease she is just fifty years old. A university professor, wife, and mother of three, she still has so much more to do – books to write, places to see, grandchildren to meet. But when she can’t remember how to make her famous Christmas pudding, when she gets lost in her own back yard, when she fails to recognise her actress daughter after a superb performance, she comes up with a desperate plan. But can she see it through? Should she see it through?

Losing her yesterdays, living for each day, her short-term memory is hanging on by a couple of frayed threads. But she is still Alice.

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

Grow Your Own Food and Medicine

We would love for you and yours to come and join us in Oropi, Tauranga for a one day workshop on all things EDIBLE GARDENING!
We can talk Soil and how to build and protect it, simple natural Weed and Pest and Disease management, abundant fertility, Glasshouses.. and we will have time to brainstorm your questions.

I look forward to sharing ideas about organic fruit and vegetable gardening, bio-intensive gardening methods, mulching, composting, growing great soils, green manure crops, integrated pest and disease management, shelter belts and hedgerows, natural homemade fertilizers and fertility. As well as ideas around garden layout, design and starting and maintaining home orchards.

Please get in touch if you have group of at least 5 people and want a day out learning in a garden.
I am also happy to come to you too!

Date: Saturday August 29th WORKSHOP!
Cost:  $90 per person for the day.

Contact Sally:
Phone: 027 867 4196
Emailcontact@thegardenproject.co.nz
Websitewww.thegardenproject.co.nz

6 Week Social Beginner Classes – Ballroom, Latin American, Rock & Roll

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.

No need to book – just come along on the night!

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

Private tuition available by appointment

Tauranga Astronomical Society

Topic to be announced.

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! 

Great People Photos – Kim Westerskov Workshop

For more images, check out Kim’s latest newsletter. It is ready to download here [Download PDF]

Portraits, kids, families, candid, travel, events & weddings..

What are the most important photos you take?
My answer would be people. Definitely. Even the ones we just
“snapped” of family and friends take on more and more importance as the years fly by. If I was heading off to Mars and could only take a few photos [there’s not much room on those spaceships] – most would be of Anne, Gareth, and Vivienne. Perhaps one or two of wider family & friends, plus a few hero photos from my long career out in nature.

There are many genres of people photography, and we’ll look at each of these in turn: candids, family, children, portraits, events, street photography, travel [with particular emphasis on how to photograph people you’ve never met before] and weddings.

In this workshop, we’ll cover the gear, settings, approaches, and techniques needed for great people photos. There will
be some good handouts, including “cheat sheets” showing many different ways to pose people – poses that have been tried, tested, and always work well.

In the afternoon we’ll put into practice what we learned in the morning – photographing real people.
It should be a great day. Care to join us?

Saturday 22nd August 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
plus assignment and follow-up evening 2-3 weeks later for assignment evaluation [at a time that suits everyone]. The follow-up can be by email.
Cost: Full course fee [which includes tuition, follow-up, hand-outs & yummy catering]  $295 –
or $245 for Early Birds [if you register by 12th August]. Fulltime students with ID $145.

Two Night Astrophotography Course

Tauranga Astronomical Society is pleased to present a 2 night astrophotography course with expert astrophotographer – Amit Kamble.
Bring your telescope if you have one, and camera, or just your camera – it will be a fun couple of days observing our incredible night sky…
WHEN: Night Sky Photography – Friday 21 August
Image Processing – Saturday 22 August
Time: 7.30pm to late, both nights.
Where: Tauranga Astronomical Society, Fergusson Park,Tilby Drive, Matua, Tauranga.
Cost: $10 for TAS Members, $40 for non-members.
Email to register and receive more info…
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Tauranga Orchid Society

The Tauranga Orchid Society would like to introduce you to the world of orchids.
They are the ultimate hobby plant!
Join us and we’ll do everything we can to help you grow and bloom the most fascinating, beautiful plants in the world.

The  Society meets at the Wesley Church Hall, 13th Avenue, Tauranga at 7.00pm on the third Tuesday of every month.
Visitors are welcome.

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/

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

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Tauranga Astronomical Society- “7 Minutes of Terror: How Perseverance Will Land on Mars”

Tonight’s Topic:  Feature video “7 Minutes of Terror: How Perseverance Will Land on Mars” and other items about the Mars Perseverance Rover which was launched on 30th July and is now on its 7 month journey to Mars.
Other items of interest will include videos about the recent return from the International Space Station of the two NASA astronauts about the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavor capsule.
Weather permitting, Jupiter and Saturn will be well placed for viewing through our largest 14 inch telescope. The Moon will not be visible during this meeting.

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! 

Through Photographers Eyes Photography Course

Starts Tuesday August 4th 2020
We have been looking forward to this, and now we can finally bring you 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 – Aug 4: The camera, sensor, lenses and your bag
  • Week 2 – Aug 11: Photographic Vision
  • Week 3 – Aug 18: Light & Exposure
  • Week 4 – Aug 25: Focus
  • Week 5 – Sept 1: Composition
  • Week 6 – Sept 8: The Art of Editing & Output

Sign up today – this event will sell out !   REGISTER

For more information and to register, see our website.

Check out Greg on Instagram and Facebook

When is the class held?
The course runs for 6 weeks, every Tuesday night at 7:00 to 9:00pm starting from Tuesday August 4, 2020.

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

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

 

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

Beginners Watercolour with Nick Eggleston

A step by step practical guide to learning the fundamental skills needed for painting in water colour

Tutor: 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.

When:  Tuesdays  6.30pm to 8.30pm for 4 weeks
Date: Tuesday 11th August – 4th September 2020
Cost: $195 (All materials supplied).

Sorry This Class is SOLD OUT

Tutor: Nick Eggleston

Nick 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.

Walk In English Classes

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.

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

Venue:  Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Road, Tauranga

Phone: 578 7718

Tauranga Scrabble Club

Scrabble is a great mental stimulant. Take up the challenge. Find that top word and top score.

The Tauranga Scrabble club meets every Tuesday morning at the Tauranga Citizens Club, 170 Thirteenth Avenue, Tauranga from 9.20 a.m. for three games of scrabble.  Play commences at 9.30 a.m.  There is a mix of competitive and casual games.
They play 3 games of competitive scrabble per morning. 3 games $2.50

Contact: Barbara
Phone:  Barbara Dunn 544 8372 or Pam Fulton 027 746 4850
Email: dunn.barbara44@gmail.com
Website: www.taurangascrabble.wordpress.com

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

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.

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.

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

 

Multicultural English Classes

English classes for all visa holders on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

  • Monday Basic English Classes at 9:30 to 11:30 am by Alex
  • Tuesday Intermediate English Classes at 10-12pm by Ian and Jandy
  • Thursday Conversational English Classes from 10-12pm by Mark

​Now that we are down to Level 1, the office is back to normal routine.   But still take care with hygiene habits.
  Registration required.

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