Events

Fundamentals of Painting: 5 Week Course

Tuesday  afternoons over 5 weeks.

This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience.

This course will be based on traditional painting techniques with some contemporary approaches.  There is a focus on developing a solid understanding of colour theory, tonal relationships, proportion, and composition.   The ideas covered can be applied to many painting media including oil and acrylic.   Progressing to use these ideas to develop believable 3d forms on a 2d surface. Learn new techniques every week to build your skills in a chilled and creative environment.

Tutor: Damien Kurth is a professional tutor and artist of renown.  He holds a Master of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Fine Arts, Otago Polytechnic.

Day:  5 Tuesdays from 9th November to 7th December 2021

Time: 1pm – 3.30pm.

Venue: Classes held at The Artery Space at The Incubator

Cost: $260

More Information and Booking:  The Artery – Art Learning Space  https://www.theincubator.co.nz/the-artery

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.

Simple Sewing –  Learning The Basics

When: Thursdays from 4th November to 2nd December 2021. Time: 5.30pm – 8pm

Where: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave West, Tauranga.

Is your relationship with your sewing machine in its infancy, or have your skills become a little rusty? Gain confidence with easy cures for common sewing machine troubles.   This is an introductory course to the basics of sewing on a domestic sewing machine including up-cycling fabric with a creative flair. Students will learn how to set up a machine, use different stitches and sewing techniques, including troubleshooting.  Participants will learn how to cut fabric and sew without a pattern to produce their own original creations.   Learn about taking measurements and explore recycling fabric to help save the planet.   Once the basics are mastered, the students will get the opportunity to try out different seam types and simple construction to make basic projects (such as a cushion or tote bag). Then move onto a second project which could be a small girls skirt or a short kaftan to wear.

Tutor: Orna Amir – a well-regarded and popular garment designer.  She is a resident artist and owner of the retail shop – Vamped situated at The Incubator Creative Hub in the Tauranga Historic Village. You can find her face book page and Instagram account under Vamped.

Cost: $110.  All Materials Supplied.  Students will need to bring their own machines and machine needles.  If they have a treasured fabric to use, bring that as well.

More Information and Bookings:  The Artery – Art Learning Space  https://www.theincubator.co.nz/the-artery

Event date:  4th November to 2nd December 2021

Tauranga Fuchsia Group

The Tauranga Fuchsia Group holds monthly meetings at 1.00pm on the last Saturday of the month.
At each meeting there is a mini workshop on some aspect of  fuchsias or fuchsia growing. The meetings are held at the Arts and Crafts Centre. 

Fuchsias look like dancing ballerinas, especially after the rain.  There are over 2000 varieties in a range of colours from the pinks and reds to the orange and white. They are not hard to grow.  They need to be fed and protected from nasty bugs and things, like most plants, but they are very easy to grow from cuttings.  In fact, they can become quite addictive.

All are welcome to the monthly meetings.

Day: the last Saturday of each month.
Time: 1.00 pm
Venue: Tauranga Arts & Crafts Centre, Corner Elizabeth Street & Takitimu Drive, Tauranga

Contact:  Pat Mitchell (07 579 1655) or Noeleen (578 4643)
Emailpatem@xtra.co.nz

Tauranga Astronomical Society:

Next meeting will be in Covid Level 1…

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! 

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

Tauranga Arts Festival

Check out the programme HERE

 

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:

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

 

Design & Make Recycled Leather Earrings

When: Wednesday October 20th  9.30am – 11.30am
Where: Remaker Space, 91 Willow St, Tauranga
Cost: $45 per person

N O E X P E R I E N C E required, all materials provided, just bring your banter!

Limited numbers so get in touch soon to confirm your spot 🙂

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

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

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

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

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 16th October
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.

Next Workshops:

Saturday 20th November, 9am to 12pm

 

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

16th October Sorry full

13th November Sorry full

Or contact us to arrange a private workshop for 4 or more people
or perhaps book for next year !

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

15th October Sorry full

10 September Sorry  full

12 November Sorry full

Or contact us to arrange a private workshop for 4 or more people

Maybe book for next year !

Stained Glass and Fused Glass workshops are also available.

Tauranga Opera Forum Screening: La Donna del Lago

Tauranga Opera Forum presents regular DVD screenings of your favourite operas.

This month:  La donna del lago

La donna del lago (English: The Lady of the Lake) is an opera composed by Gioachino Rossini with a libretto by Andrea Leone Tottola based on the French translation of The Lady of the Lake, a narrative poem written in 1810 by Sir Walter Scott, whose work continued to popularize the image of the romantic Scottish Highlands. Scott’s basic story has been noted as coming from “the hint of an incident stemming from the frequent custom of James V, the King of Scotland, of walking through the kingdom in disguise”.

It was the first of the Italian operas to be based on Scott’s romantic works, and marked the beginning of romanticism in Rossini’s work. Scott was “deeply influential in the development of Italian romantic opera” to the extent that by 1840 (barely 20 years after this opera), there were 25 Italian operas based on his works.

Synopsis: Scotland under King James V (reigned 1513–1542) was in a state of unrest. Amongst the rebels were Douglas (Elena’s father), Rodrigo (to whom she has been betrothed) and Malcolm (whom she loves). The King is in the habit of going about his lands disguised as Uberto. Seeing Elena he instantly falls in love with her, but she repels his advances stating that he is confusing hospitality and friendship for romantic interest. In the meantime he has realised that she is related to his enemies. The clans gather to overthrow the king, and Rodrigo and Douglas discover Elena’s secret love for Malcolm. She tries to keep the peace, but the call to arms diverts the soldiers. The battle does not go well, and Rodrigo is killed. Again the king in disguise encounters Elena and gives her a ring to take to the king if she is ever in trouble. She decides to use it and goes to Stirling Castle where she finds that both Malcolm and Douglas are prisoners. She pleads their cases, and the king magnanimously pardons them and blesses the union, now unimpeded by Rodrigo, between Elena and Malcolm.

Tickets ($20) for the screening may be purchased from:

  • Bureta Pharmacy, 76 Bureta Road
  • House of Travel, cnr Willow & Spring Streets
  • ONLINE at 38-9019-0116100-00 with
    • the Particulars – your name
    • the Code – ARIADNE
    • the Reference – your phone number

Tickets include entry to the event, a preliminary glass of wine, & delicious finger foods.

When: October 14th @ 5.30pm
Where: Tauranga Boys College

For further details:
Phone:  John 027 284 9738 or
Emailtof.scholarships@xtra.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/

School Holiday Workshop Owl, Tiki or Taniwha Fabric Toy

When: Wednesday 13th October 2021  –  Time: 10 am to 12pm

Where: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga.

Cost: $35. All Materials supplied

Repurposing materials to create beautiful cushions for the children to take home. This creative workshop will cover how to independently hand sew and make a pattern.  The students will be cutting fabric and learning about texture.  Students will be looking at sustainable practices and ways to save fabrics from land fill, to explore options to repurpose or upcycle.  The workshop will cover the safe use of sewing needles, sewing machine and scissors.   Ages 6 years and up.  Students are welcome to bring a morning tea snack and water bottle

Tutor: Orna Amir – Orna is creator and owner of Vamped, and resident artist at Satellite Studios.

More Information and Bookings:  The Artery – Art Learning Space  https://www.theincubator.co.nz/the-artery

Portraiture – Tauranga Society of Artists

Portraiture with Robin Purllant

The aim of the class is to encourage with positive, constructive information, with critique and sharing. The class is open to all those interested in portraiture. We are a friendly lot, there is no pressure and all work at their own level.

Robin spent 4 years at Art School in London, and then went into advertising, working as Art Director for two of the biggest advertising agencies in London. He spent many years involved in “big-name” accounts and his knowledge of all mediums is extensive.

Every Second and Fourth Wednesday Morning of each month

Morning 9.30 – 12.00

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! 

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

 

Tauranga Film Society: Brimstone and Glory

Tauranga Film Society meets every second Tuesday,
6:30pm at Rialto Cinema, 21 Devonport Road, Tauranga

Brimstone and Glory

Trailerhttps://www.pbs.org/pov/watch/brimstoneandglory/video-trailer-brimstone-glory/

For any sufferers of fireworks fatigue, Viktor Jakovleski’s euphoric debut Brimstone & Glory should swiftly restore a sense of childlike awe. In a lean, loaded 67 minutes, Jakovleski captures the week-long celebration of San Juan de Dios, a dazzling pyrotechnics festivity that consumes the Mexican town of Tultepec yearly. The events are dedicated to a patron saint who supposedly rescued people from a burning hospital without a single scar or burn. Now, as one town kid tells us, to receive such an injury from the explosions is considered a sacred mark from the saint himself.

Dispensing with talking heads (and deploying minimal exposition), Jakovleski opts for complete immersion, centering on the two biggest spectacles of the celebration, the Castles of Fire and the Burning of the Bulls. With fluid, kinetic camerawork that weaves us throughout the chaos, Brimstone & Glory is an utterly jaw-dropping blow-out that demands to be seen in a communal setting (and ideally on the largest screen available). — JF

“More sensory experience than structured portrait, Brimstone & Glory contains more primal, enrapturing images than any documentary since Leviathan. Jakovleski’s cameras take us right onto the street as fireworks detonate all around us, often threatening the revelers who happily put themselves in harm’s way to dance among the explosions… I can’t recall a movie that better demonstrated the thin line between danger and euphoria that’s inherent in such public revelries… Brimstone & Glory is community as catharsis, and you can’t stop staring in stupefied astonishment.” — Tim Grierson, Paste Magazine

When:  6.30pm
Where: Rialto Cinema, 21 Devonport Rd, Tauranga
Cost: 3 film sampler membership $30

Programme:
Dates TBA   NZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

12 October  BRIMSTONE & GLORY
26 October  Z
9 November   THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI
23 November  I AM LOVE

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

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/taurangabirdclub/

Tauranga Stamp Club

Meetings

Wesley Centre, 100 Thirteenth Avenue, Tauranga on the 2nd Monday (except January) at 10:00 am and 4th Monday (except December) at 7:30 pm monthly.
Doors open early for those who wish to purchase from circuit books and sales table.
Visitors always welcome.
Items of Interest: members are welcome to bring any interesting items to meetings.

When: Mondays
Daytime: 2nd Monday (except January) ay 10 am- 12 noon
Evening: 4th Monday (except December)  7.30pm – 9.30pm
Where: Wesley Church, 100 13th Ave, Tauranga

Calendar of events 2021

Aug 9 – Technical talks
Aug 23 – G Brown & A Melvin ‘Numismatics’
Sep 13 – John Course ‘Czechoslovakia’
Sep 25 – Tauranga Fair
Sep 27 – David Stafford ‘Japan Olympics’
Oct 11 – John Holmes ‘The Camino de Santiago’
Oct 25 – Alphabet meeting ‘P’, ‘Q’ and ‘R’
Nov 8 – Lindsay Chitty ‘Postal use of the 1931 Arms issue’
Nov 13 – Tauranga Fair

Drawing For Pleasure: Tauranga Society of Artists

This year’s drawing sessions will be based on a monthly theme.
Should you be new to the drawing class you will be very welcome, with a number of ‘old hands’ happy and willing to share their skills.
MICHELANGELO quote: “Let whoever may have attained the power of drawing know that they hold a treasure.”

Second and Fourth Monday Mornings of each month

Morning 9.30 – 12.00
Drawing for pleasure with Audrey Naismith
Afternoon 12.00 – 4.00
A continuation of the morning sessions, as above, but with no tutor. The rooms are open and all members are welcome to bring their drawing work, in any medium.

Contact:   Convenor – Audrey Naismith, 544 3068

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

Emma Prill Colour Field Mixed Media Workshop

Participants will be looking at the natural world such as gardens, rocks, water, flowers, moss, plants and other shapes and forms found in nature. Students will use card and carboard to build up painted surfaces which will then be cut, layered, and assembled to create your own interpretation of an inspirational, colourful, and multi-dimensional natural world. Using pastels to add further layering, detail, and depth.

This workshop is suitable for those with experience or complete beginners. Emma will give examples from her ‘Colour Field’ installation at the Tauranga Art gallery and discuss composition and colour dynamics. Students will need to bring some visual references (either saved on a phone or photocopies) of some elements in nature which inspire.  For example, rock forms, flowers, plants, colours in nature, seasonal colours – These will be references and inspiration for the artwork.  Emma will also bring some references

Tutor: Emma Prill a well renown local Tauranga artist and art educator

Workshop : Saturday 9th October, 10am – 3.30pm
Cost: $160 per participant. Cost includes materials.

More Information and Booking:  The Artery – Art Learning Space  https://www.theincubator.co.nz/the-artery

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

Tauranga Writers: Work in Progress

These evenings concentrate mainly on ‘work in progress’ with constructive feedback between us. We also exchange information about writing in general, and our own and Tauranga Writers’ ongoing projects.
 

MONTHLY WORK-IN-PROGRESS

Where:  Wesley Community Centre, 100 13th Ave, Tauranga
When: first Thursday of the month 7pm – 9pm

Come along and check us out. You can attend a couple of sessions before committing to joining.

For details:
Tauranga Writers
Phone:07 549-3085
Email:taurangawritersnz@gmail.com

School Holidays Cushion Making Workshop

When: Thursday 7th October 2021  –  Time: 10 am to 11.30 am

Where: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave West, Tauranga.

Cost: $35. All Materials supplied

Repurposing materials to create beautiful cushions for the children to take home. This creative workshop will cover how to independently hand sew and make a pattern.  The students will be cutting fabric and learning about texture.  Students will be looking at sustainable practices and ways to save fabrics from land fill, to explore options to repurpose or upcycle.  The workshop will cover the safe use of sewing needles, sewing machine and scissors.   Ages 6 years and up.  Students are welcome to bring a morning tea snack and water bottle

 Tutor: Orna Amir – Orna is creator and owner of Vamped, and resident artist at Satellite Studios.

Cost: $35. All Materials supplied

More Information and Bookings:  The Artery – Art Learning Space  https://www.theincubator.co.nz/the-artery

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:  Actions for Peace

The peace flotilla to Moruroa; four days of events in 1984 when the USS Bronstein visited Tauranga; building a peace garden at Mount Maunganui. Come along this month to see items in the Library Archives from local groups involved with these actions for peace.

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.

Creative Art Therapies Practitioner Training

MBEd Diploma in Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapy Dip.HICAT()MBEd)

This is a one year online or 6-month weekly face to face professional, practical training course where you will explore a wide range of creative arts while learning the essentials of working as a Holistic integrated Creative Arts Therapist, in a safe, extremely supportive and fun-filled environment.

You will spend 10 hours per week completing one module every 2 weeks for 40 weeks.

(MBED)Diploma of Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapy is the use of art, music, drama, dance/movement, poetry/creative writing, play, storytelling and sand play within the context of therapy, counselling, rehabilitation, and holistic healing.

This enhances physical, mental and emotional functioning and well-being. Holistic therapists work with the whole person and assist people in becoming self-empowered through supporting them on a journey of self-exploration and personal growth, incorporating the body, mind, emotions and spirit.

You will graduate with the skills, knowledge and confidence required to set up and run workshops, work with groups and see individual clients, either in general practice or specializing in one particular area.

In high demand in the corporate arena where they can contribute to positive work environments, less workplace stress and reduced workplace bullying. HICAT also helps to stimulate creativity and awaken leadership skills. This improves productivity and profitability making it a popular team building program for smart corporate managers.

Re-discover your innate creativity and playfulness while developing skills to overcome physical, mental and emotional hurdles and live happier healthier lives.

This is a Wednesday afternoon and evening course. The duration is 6 months for the fulltime diploma course. This runs with the school terms with the first 10 modules commencing May 5th with the school term over 10 weeks then a break in line with the school holidays, we are working at the Artery .

Time: 1pm to 6pm
Time: 6pm to 8pm ( people working)
This will take up some extra time each day to attend to course work and Art not completed during class time.

Practical topics covered in this course include:
Art Therapy (paint, watercolour pencils, charcoal & oil pastels)
Tactile Therapy (sculpture, clay, construction, Sandplay & environmental art making)
Music, Tribal Rhythms, Medicine Drums & Sound Therapy, Dance & Movement Therapy, Role Play, Storytelling, creative writing & Drama Therapy.
Course Outcomes:
Graduates receive the MBEd Diploma in Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapy and can use the letters Dip.HICAT(MBEd) after their names.
Graduates can also join the International Institute of Complementary Therapists and the Complementary Medical Association and get professional insurance. They will also be provided with a full year of free membership to the Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapists Association.
You will graduate with the skills, knowledge and confidence required to set up your own Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Practice; run workshops, work with groups and see individual clients, in either general practice or specialising in specific areas of interest, if you wish.
You may also be able to seek employment within some organisations who value holistic and complementary therapies. This is a professional, practical training course where you will explore a wide range of creative arts while learning the essentials of working as a Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapist, in a safe, extremely supportive and fun-filled environment, with a highly experienced holistic therapist trainer.
For further information and to enrol:
www.nzhicat.org
www.energymedicine8.com
You can email Natalie or more information: natalie@energymedicine8.com

Walk-In English ESOL Evening Class

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

 

 

Tauranga Acoustic Music Club

Tauranga Acoustic Music Club is a group of people who enjoy making music.
We grew out of the folk music club tradition: music of the people, by the people for the people – so pretty much anything goes!
Newbies are welcomed & encouraged!
Friendly get-together, all instruments, all levels of ability.
When:  Tuesdays 7pm
Where: Tauranga RSA, 1237 Cameron Rd, Tauranga
Contact Grant for details:
Phone: 578 6448 or 0274 858 267
Emailtamusicclub@gmail.com

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 !

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

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 

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.

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 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

NZ Sign Language

This complete beginner’s course is designed for those with little prior knowledge in Beginners level a. Your trained, registered NZSL tutor will facilitate a fun learning environment covering practical, conversational NZSL skills. A certificate will be issued at the end of the course.

Please note that the minimum number of students must be reached for the course to go ahead.

NZSL is a beautiful language, and an official language of NZ. Our fun interactive courses follow the NZSL community education curriculum and our tutors are all members of the New Zealand Sign Language Teacher’s Association.

Day: Mondays 7.45pm-9.30pm
Dates: 2nd August –
Location: Historic Village, 17th Ave , Tauranga
Level: Beginners 1A (no previous NZSL experience needed)
Cost: $175

Tauranga Civic Choir

Male and female voice choir based in Tauranga. We perform a variety of works from traditional choral pieces to lighter modern works 3-4 times a year.
There are more than 60 people in our choir who love music and singing. We know this because they all turn up for rehearsal on Monday nights.

All voices welcome, especially tenors and basses.

When:  Mondays 7.30pm
Where: Wesley Church 100 13th Ave, Tauranga

Contact: Julia 575 0538

Learn Bachata Sensual

Come to enjoy Bachata Sensual.

Learning Bachata will help you to meet new people, give you confidence in dancing, loosen up the hips and have a lot of fun.

You can join at any time. No partner required.
Cash, Eft-pos or online banking available.

You just need to bring comfortable dance shoes and your bottle of water.

Bachata is a dance from the Caribbean and the Dominican Republic, and it began as very basic dance.

Using simple side-to-side and forward-to-back footwork and sensual hip movements, the Bachata is a great dance for beginners. It’s all about sensuality and doesn’t use complicated turn patterns.

Because there are no strict steps or turns, the Bachata can easily be adapted to flow with a variety of musical arrangements.

When: Mondays 7.30pm-8.30pm
Where: Studio 162, 162 Durham St, Tauranga
Cost:  $10 casusal

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

Spanish with Sonia – Beginners Class

This class is suitable for complete beginners.
Time: Monday evenings 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Start Date: Monday 15th of February 2021
Venue: Gate Pa Primary School
Fee:  $130 for 8 classes per term

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

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.

Tauranga Rock ‘n’ Roll Club

Beginners Lessons from 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm

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: 7.00 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.

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.

Venue Welcome Bay.
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

Italian Classes

When: Monday evenings 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Start Date
: 22nd February 2021: 5 initial sessions

Duration: 5 weeks

Where: Multicultural Centre, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Tutor: Isabella

Venue: Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Text: 022 698 6653
Email:  flyisa23@gmail.com
Websitehttp://www.trmc.co.nz/

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

Pastel Painting – Tauranga Society of Artists

Pastel painters love the immediacy of drawing with a rich and painterly colouring power. If you haven’t used them before you may be surprised at how easily the essential techniques can be mastered. Learning to handle the pastels and the attractiveness of the work you can produce is very satisfying.
You are welcome to attend Mary’s sessions and see for yourself the versatility of this medium which is suited to either large, ambitious compositions right down to small quick sketches. The whole pastel process is one of ease and simplicity – no palette to organise, no canvas to prepare, no need for water or turps and no clean-up afterwards.
Mary is passionate about her medium and will welcome you to her sessions to share the pleasure of working with pastels and will show the various types of pastel available, their wide range of colours, subtle hints and textures.

First and Third Monday Mornings of each month – continued in the afternoon

Morning 9.30 – 12.00

Afternoon 12.00 – 4.00

Convenor is Mary McTavish
Emailjhmemcts@gmail.com

Free English Language 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.
No classes during the school holidays.

Monday Morning Classes

9.30 – 11.30am in the Foyer.

ESOL and Christian Conversation.

Contact Heather Waldegrave for further information ph 578 8486.

Holy Trinity ESOL

Phone: 578 7718

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

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

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

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

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 11th July 2021   6pm music 7pm show
Where: The Jam Factory, Historic Village
Cost: $15

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.

 

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

Tauranga Woodcrafters’ Guild

We are a group of hobby woodworkers – men and women – keen to share our love of wood and skills with anyone keen to join us. We live in a land with beautiful timbers and with a long tradition of do-it-yourself creativity.

We have been active since 1987 and in any given year we have 80 – 100 members of all ages and skill levels.

We have a purpose-built Workshop located at 3 – Cherokee Place – Mount Maunganui in Tauranga which is well-equipped with lathes, bandsaws, bench saw, mitre cut-off saw, buzzer, drill press, scroll saws and all the associated hand tools.

Our Carving, Turning, Scrollsaw, Toy Making & Open Workshop Groups all meet each month.

On the 3rd Saturday of every month at 1.30pm we have a general meeting plus demonstration & refreshments. Visitors are welcome. Our Guild Brochure defines meeting times, contact details and our annual fees.

Men and women are all invited to join us.

 

Learn Upholstery Workshops

Chair Up Upholstery Footstool or Headboard

This one-day workshop is for beginners or people who want to refresh their Upholstery skill’s. Students will learn some fundamental techniques of upholstery. This will give you enough confidence to kick start a new upholstery hobby or continue small projects at home with the confidence to build on these basic skills. Starting with a footstool frame you will build in the comfort layers and then upholster like a pro with your choice of fabric.
Learn Upholstery in the beautiful Historic Village. Bring a friend or organize a group outing. Only 8 spaces per workshop so BE QUICK to lock in a space. Four workshops to pick from
Tutor: Paula Jones
Date:  2nd or 3rd October. 13th or 27th November. 4th December
Time: 10 – 4.30pm
Place: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave West, Tauranga
Cost: Footstools $175. Headboards $125 -$230 depending on size.More Information and Bookings:  The Artery – Art Learning Space  https://www.theincubator.co.nz/the-artery

Paula has been teaching beginners upholstery workshops for over 5 years now and continues to up skill and share her knowledge to the community.

Contact Paula to confirm what you will need to bring.
Email: chairup.upholstery@gmail.com

Skills and Techniques you will learn are
*Build a foundation with a footstool frame and webbing
* Create a comfort core with foam and wadding
*Prepare and cut your fabric pattern.
*Create Single corner pleats
* Sew a blind stitch
*Make no sew piping
*Attach button using a slip knot
*Lastly add the dust cloth

Taoist Tai Chi Beginner & Advanced Classes

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

From Monday to Saturday there are different classes at different times and for different levels in Tauranga, Te Puke, Papamoa, Mount Maunganui and Katikati.

Please see our website for more information:
https://www.taoisttaichi.org/find-a-class/

or phone 02 150 0320 (Margie)

Remember – You can come along to any beginners class at any time and try Taoist Tai Chi for free.

 

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 

Friday Night Social Nights
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/

The Artery Print Club

A group of like minded printmaking enthusiasts who get together on the first 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: 1st  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 !

Cardmaking at Craftables

Yes that’s right cardmakers! We’re back to our usual programming.

We currently offer 2 weekly cardmaking classes at our shop in Greerton:

  • Friday morning from 10 am
  • Saturday mornings from 10 am

The cost is $12 (this includes the product and instructions to make the card).

The classes are usual 1 to 1.5 hours, and we welcome all experience levels.

If you have a standard card making kit (trimmer, scissors, double-sided tape, glue), please bring it along; if not, please don’t worry; we can lend you gear on the day.

So if you are a complete new beginner, or a seasoned cardmaker wanting to get back into it, we have a wonderful group of ladies already who are just itching to make some new friends.

We do run a booking system, so please call us if you want to come along to reserve a space (07 579 4615).

Make sure you book in if you’re keen to join us!

Phone: 07 579 4615

Our shop is now at 126 Chadwick Road Greerton

Check out what’s happening on Facebook !

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 

Life Drawing Sessions

Come along to our Life Drawing bi monthly Life Drawing Session
Life Drawing Session Friday (first and third Friday of the month)

Where: 171a Elizabeth Street West, Tauranga
Koha: $10.00 for Society Members, $15.00 for Guests

Life Drawing, Figure Drawing… the act of drawing a living person.
It’s one of the most challenging and interesting ways to develop your drawing skills. Skills that translate to all aspects of art making.
It’s also a great way to escape into your own world for a little while.
This is an untutored session, however, we won’t leave you completely alone if you are new to it and need a little help getting started. It is a very friendly, mixed level, session and you will be surprised what you can learn and achieve with a little encouragement.
If you are an experienced artist or student a Life Model will give you unlimited inspiration and a chance to experiment with your technique, materials and style. And we all appreciate and are inspired by new approaches.
We always take time for a feedback session before we leave. This is a positive and invaluable part of the session. It is inspiring looking at what worked during the session and why; sometimes the less obvious “works” provide the most interesting insights. There is always something to learn.
Bring your own drawing/painting gear (any media is fine), there is usually sugar paper available for sale at the Art Room. We do have some easels at the rooms, but they are limited. If you have your own please feel free to bring it along.
Please turn up in time to assist with set up, and stay on to assist with pack down. We are a self supporting group and if everyone helps it is very quick and easy.

PS:  If you are interested in modelling and are available please feel free to PM me. We love experienced Models, but are happy to use a sprinkling of “new” models… so don’t be reluctant if you haven’t done it before.

Stellaris – Governance & Business Training

Governance & Strategy : Having a skilled Board is vital for your organisation’s sustainability.

Accelerate your Governance career, improve your decision-making ability, build confidence in your directorship skills, understand the rules and regulations for directors and trustees.

THE DIRECTORS CHAIR COURSE

Select one or take a series of modules. Complete the course at your own pace.
– The Meaning of Governance
– Effective Board
– The Strategic Board
– Finances for Directors
– Compliance and the Role of the Board

Cost:  $495 (GST incl) per module

Whether you’re looking for Governance Training, Professional Coaching for Directors and Senior Executives or an Independent Director, make Stellaris your first call.

Phone: 0800 232 378
Emailinfo@stellaris.co.nz
Website: www.stellaris.co.nz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stellarisltd/

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.

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

Society of Artists: Oil Painting

Karen Pritchard is Leader of the Thursday art group. We are a friendly bunch, interested in each other’s work and multiple media techniques. We have several artists skilled in the use of oil paint, acrylics and water colours.

The last Thursday of each month an artist in the group will share four of their pictures.
Learn about using a variety of art methods, advice and support with your art work is available.

The use of oil paints can require solvents and strong smelling liquids which do not suit everyone. We set aside this special time for our special members who love these smells and produce amazing works with their medium of oil paints. Come and join the oil painting group if this is you, every Thursday morning of each month. New members are always welcome.

When:  Every Thursday morning
Where: Art Society Centre, 171 A Elizabeth Street West, Tauranga

For more details:

Karen Pritchard – 544 6574 or 021 197.3737

Kickstart Toastmasters Club Tauranga

Nervous about speaking in public ?

Whether you are giving a business presentation, proposing a wedding toast, or being your best in a job interview, Kickstart Toastmasters can help you address any speaking situation with confidence.

See you skills blossom – in a safe, fun, supportive club environment.  If you have butterflies in your stomach, Toastmasters will help them fly in formation.

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 –  8:00am
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

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

Morris Dancing

Dance, fun, music, social. Come and join in, dance, play or watch and be part of this new scene.

When: Wednesdays
Where: The Jam Factory, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Cost: All welcome, koha from $5
Time: Doors open at 6pm.

6:30 – 8 pm: Border Morris practice
– suitable for beginner dancers
– bring your mandolin, violin, recorder, bass or drum and join the band

8 – 9 pm: Social and tunes session
– playing and practising tunes for dancing
– floorspots / shanties

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

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

TWO Scrapbooking classes a week – a trial run

We’ve been having so many people wanting to book into our Wednesday morning scrapbooking class that we’re going to trial doing a Wednesday afternoon class!

This will be the same project as the Wednesday morning class and will start at 1.30pm.

If you’re interested in booking into this class (or transferring your booking from morning to afternoon) flick me an email at: cayla@craftables.co.nz or phone the shop on:
07 218 0727.

The cost is $15 (this includes the product and instructions to make the layout).

The classes are usual 1.5 to 2 hours, and we welcome all experience levels.

If you have a standard scrapbooking kit (trimmer, scissors, double-sided tape, glue), please bring it along; if not, please don’t worry; we can lend you gear on the day.

So if you are a complete new beginner, or a seasoned scrapbooker wanting to get back into it, we have a wonderful group of ladies already who are just itching to make some new friends.

We do run a booking system, so please call us if you want to come along to reserve a space (07 579 4615).

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

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

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

Our shop is now at 126 Chadwick Road Greerton