Events

Ink Affair Book Club

This month’s book is:
Title: Wolf Hall
Author: Hilary Mantel
Description:
England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need comes Thomas Cromwell, first as Wolsey’s clerk, and later his successor.

Cromwell is a wholly original man: the son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a charmer, a bully, a man with a delicate and deadly expertise in manipulating people and events. Ruthless in pursuit of his own interests, he is as ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages.

From one of our finest living writers, Wolf Hall is that very rare thing: a truly great English novel, one that explores the intersection of individual psychology and wider politics. With a vast array of characters, and richly overflowing with incident, it peels back history to show us Tudor England as a half-made society, moulding itself with great passion and suffering and courage.

This is a Meet Up.
For full details: https://www.meetup.com/Ink-Affair/events/273692557/

Omiyage – The Japanese Art of Gift Giving

Come and learn about Omiyage- the Japanese art of gift giving and create a Christmas present for a special someone.

Ulemj an international artist who lived in Japan for a number of years, will guide the most inexperienced to achieve amazing results. She will help you find your creative vibe. You’ll be rewarded with a great sense of achievement and have a great time connecting with others in our terrific Artery space.

Tutor: Ulemj Glamuzina:
Date: Saturday 5th December
Time: 9am – 12.30pm
Cost: $75

All Materials Supplied.

To secure your space, please email Ulemj Glamuzina:   glamuzinart@gmail.com.

Drop-in Session: Mini Clay Characters

Saturday, 28 November, 1pm – 3pm.

Sculpt your own mini clay character in this Drop-in Session for families.

$2 per participant, no bookings required

Tauranga Astronomical Society:

Tonight’s Topic:
TBA

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

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

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

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

See you there! 

Getting Your Board On Board

Getting your Board Onboard is a one day workshop run in partnership with BayTrust.

BayTrust subsidises qualifying organisations. Your organisation can only qualify for a subsidised spot at the workshop if you satisfy Bay Trust funding criteria and you can commit to having at least 80% of your Board and the GM/CEO participate in the workshop.

We run the workshop on a Saturday to ensure trustees/committee members are more likely to be available to attend.

Cost for your organisation: $400 (incl GST)
Spaces are limited, to book please call Gillian on 07 571 8819 or email: gillian@exult.co.nz

Are you a new trustee looking for clarity about your role and responsibilities?

Are you an experienced trustee who wants to keep up-to-date with the latest ways of thinking?

Are you a Manager who wants to know what you can reasonably expect from your Board?

Getting your Board Onboard is a one-day workshop that gives you a practical guide to your role without all the fluff and jargon. Short on time? We can tailor a workshop to suit your trustees time and work commitments.

In this workshop you will discover:

Common Models for Non-Profit Governance: Policeman, Partner and Pilot

  • What model does your Board currently use? Is this still the right model for your organisation?
  • If not, how can you transition from where you are, to where you want to be?

Board Roles and Responsibilities

  • What does this look like in a real sense? Who does what?

Expectations of Trustees

  • What can be reasonably expected from individual trustees?
  • What behaviours should trustees demonstrate on a consistent basis?

 Best Practice Governance

  • What are the practices that ensure Boards are working at their highest level?
  • How do you measure up?
  • What small changes can you make to create even more impact as a Board?

Succession Planning

  • How do you move-on stale or poor performing trustees?
  • How do you ensure that you always have good people lining up for a Governance role?

 What is the purpose of a Strategic Plan…really?

  • How to develop a useable Strategic Plan that doesn’t gather dust in the bottom drawer.

This workshop is a great introduction to Governance, and ensures that both new and experienced trustees all have the same understanding of what’s involved. Non-Profit Governance has changed dramatically in the last 10 years, so even if you’re an experienced Board member, you’ll find it useful to come along.

What others say:

“This has started some really strategic and policy driven conversations which we can go away and work on. It has clarified our structure so we can move forward without burning out.”
Robyn McLeod, Mockingbird

“We are only in our second year so this has been so valuable to our future sustainability, professionalism and where to from here.”
Deborah Nicol, Empowerment NZ

To enquire about an In-House Governance workshop or having a Governance Workshop in your region, email gillian@exult.co.nz

Can’t make it to a workshop? Find out about our Introduction to Governance E-book here.

Upcoming Workshops 

Getting your Board Onboard – Tauranga

November 21 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Getting your Board Onboard is a one day workshop run in partnership …

Tauranga Coastguard

 72 Keith Allen Drive, Sulphur Point
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty 3110 New Zealand 
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Simple Chair Upholstery Workshop

Simple arm chair or dining chair workshop
Bring a simple dining chair or simple arm chair and turn it into a master piece.
One Day Workshop Dates:
Saturday 21st November 9.30am -4.30pm OR
Sunday 22nd November 9.30am -4.30pm OR

Please send pictures of your chair to chairup.upholstery@gmail.com. Once approved for suitability you can book your space and start stripping it down.

+ Bring along a chair that has one or two panels to cover. No re-springing (that’s to come next year). Any springs must be strong and in good shape.
+ Strip the piece down at home safely (staple/tack remover, Stanley knife, pliers, scissors, hammer, dust mask, gloves). Check out YouTube videos on how to strip furniture.
+ Bring with you the fabric panels, foam, screws, legs, hardware.
+ Take pictures as you go for reference.
+ If sewing is required you will need to be a confident sewer and bring in your own machine. Or ask that friend who sews!

Techniques you may learn:
* Attaching webbing and building comfort core
* All about foam (cutting and shaping)
* Measuring and cutting fabric
* I,Y cuts for your chair posts
* Correct stretching and attaching of fabric
* Single and double corner pleats
* Attaching of buttons
* Applying metal back tack, straight, curved or card strip
* Add gimp or piping to your piece single or double (optional)

COST $180
Includes:
*Webbing
*Dacron
*Hessian
*Calico
*Dust cloth
*Metal, card back, tacks
*Use of pneumatic staplers
*Tools
*All instruction
*Refreshments
*Upholsterers card sheets
*Button cord
*Piping cord

Does not include:
Foam
Fabric
Buttons

Once you complete this workshop you’ll feel confident enough to tackle other projects alone.

Phone: 027 252 4414

Tauranga Opera Forum Screening:

Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Presented by: Tauranga Opera Forum

Tauranga Opera Forum’s 2020 programme of DVD opera screenings on the third Thursday of the month is exciting, varied and will bring much enjoyment for its members. The Opera’s Committee have chosen a mixture of old favourites and lesser know productions.

Tickets on sale at:

  1. House of Travel, Willow Street, Tauranga
  2. Bureta Pharmacy, Bureta, Tauranga

or ONLINE at 38-9019-0116100-00 with

  • the Particulars: your name
  • the Code:
  • the Reference: your phone number

Contact johnhodgson@xtra.co.nz for more information.

BOP Garden & Arts Festival 2020

Bloom in the Bay

Speakers & Workshops

The festival includes fun and interactive demos from a wide range of artisans. The line-up includes forging, flower crowns, table styling, seed bombs and many more. Plus, be entertained and educated by numerous guest speakers who will be sharing wisdom from our speakers’ corner.

Programme Details HERE

 

 

Paint & Wine: Snowy Mountains

The concept is simple – take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece!
Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in Tauranga City! No previous painting experience necessary! Get your creative juices flowing and your brush strokes going!
The need to know:
Address: Cornerstone Bar & Eatery, 107 The Strand, Tauranga, 3110
Date: Tuesday 8th September 2020
Time: 7pm to 8:30/9pm (Arrive for 6:45pm, painting starts at 7pm)
Cost: $45
Drinks: No drinks are included in your ticket but are available for purchase.
Food: Want to enjoy dinner too? Cornerstone’s dinner menu will be available throughout the event

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.

Coming up:
The Orchid Society Sales Day
When: On Saturday 28th November from 9am -3pm
Where: Wesley Church, 13th Ave, Tauranga

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

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

Sunday Focus: Writers Group

October topic :  TBA

For more information about Tauranga Writers see our website, join our Facebook page, or contact taurangawritersnz@gmail.com.

Sunday Focus Sessions are held every third Sunday in the Okahukura Room at Greerton Library from 2-4pm. Work in Progress meetings are held on the first Thursday at the Wesley Methodist Church on 13th Avenue from 7-9pm.

Find out more

Kim Westerskov “Good Photos, Great Photos – Anytime, Anywhere” Workshop

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

When: Sunday 15th November,
Full day (9am -5pm) plus follow up
Cost
: Full course fee [which includes tuition, hand-outs, yummy catering, assignment, and followup] $245.
Fulltime students with ID $145.

Venue: Kim’s comfortable workshop studio
[18 Greerton Road, Gate Pa, Tauranga] plus field trip TBA
Cost: Full course fee [which includes tuition, hand-outs,
yummy catering, assignment and follow-up] $245. Fulltime
students with ID $145.

More details to come…

Tauranga Social Dance Club

Sequence and old time dances. Supper & raffles.

When:  2nd Saturday of the month

Time: 7 pm – 10 pm

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

Cost: $7

Contact:  Barbara 027 284 3795

Genealogy Informal Group

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

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

Learning to Use Alcohol Inks

Alcohol ink is a fascinating medium that literally has a mind of its own. This class is designed particularly for beginners who have never used alcohol inks before. The inks have a versatility and vibrancy that when blended with pure isopropyl alcohol, create movement and beautiful abstract designs. With the addition of gold enhancements these make visually attractive pieces of art even for beginners.  A full one-day course that will enable students to produce a finished abstract artwork ready to hang on the wall. In addition, students will also learn how to use the alcohol inks on other objects such as planters, cannisters, infusers. Each student will have a choice of two other items to decorate and take home

Tutor: Marion Aitken

Date: Saturday 14th November 2020

Time: 9.30am-3.30pm

Cost: $140.00
Book HERE 

All Materials Supplied

Refreshments Provided

Please wear old clothes

Morning tea will be provided. Students are asked to bring their own lunch. Alternatively, there is a cafe in the village where you can grab a quick bite and a coffee.

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.

Tauranga Astronomical Society:

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! 

Seminar: Residential Care Subsidy & Changes to Trust Law

Age Concern Seminar Series 2020

Resthome care options and costs
* Assessment for care
* Qualifying for a subsidy
* Income and asset testing
* Family trust and gifting

Trustees update on changes to Trust Law
* Review of trust deeds
* New compliance duties
* Is your trust still relevant

Presenter: Harris Tate Law

When: Tuesday 10th November 1.30pm – 3pm
Where: St Stephen’s Methodist Church Hall, 9 Brookfield Terrace, Tauranga

Cost: $4 per person

To avoid disappointment, registration is essential.

Phone:  Age Concern 07 578 2631

 

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

Alcohol Ink – Zebra Painting Workshop

With Marion Aitken
Alcohol ink has a mind of its own but is a fun medium to use and the students take home their finished artwork after each session. Learning how to transfer a drawing onto yupo paper and learning to paint with the inks. Tutor will provide all materials so that students take home an A3 finished portrait.

Marion is an artist who loves to use alcohol inks for various ways of producing amazing artwork. Together with gold accents, they can be used for abstract work, or painting as you would with watercolours. The inks have a versatility and vibrancy that when blended with pure isopropyl alcohol, create movement and beautiful designs. With the addition of gold enhancements these make visually attractive pieces of art.

Tutor: Marion Aitken

Date: Sunday 8th November

Time: 9.30am-3.00pm

Cost: $140.00

All Materials Supplied

Please bring an apron and wear old clothes

Morning tea will be provided. Students are asked to bring their own lunch. Alternatively, there is a café in the village where you can grab a quick bite and a coffee.

Book Here

Fundamentals of Painting: Saturday Workshops

These workshops will start by using the portrait as a starting point to look at building up a painting in either oils or acrylic and branch out from there.

This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience. A fun time set in a chilled out relaxed and creative environment. Get stuck in and learn something new and then build on it from there. This course will be based on traditional painting techniques with some contemporary approaches applied to the genre. As well as covering a lot of ground, equally the focus will be on developing a solid understanding of colour theory, tonal relationships, proportion, and composition. Progressing to use these ideas to develop believable 3d forms on a 2d surface.

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

https://www.sanderson.co.nz/Artist/173/Damien-Kurth.aspx

Tutor: Damien Kurth

Date: Saturday one day workshops on either
* 12th September
* 3rd October or
* 7th November

Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm.

Cost: $130
Bookings: or any questions contact Damien directly: bopatelierpainting@gmail.com

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.

Note: Damien is also offering a 4 week week time  Fundament​als of Painting Course beginning in October. 

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/

Glass Cutting Workshop

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

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

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

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

Stained Glass and Fused Glass workshops are also available.

For full details:

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.

Managing Through Diversity

Organisations increasingly have a wealth of diversity in their staff, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. The need to understand diversity and to be able to include diversity as part of the work-place culture is becoming increasingly important.

A diverse team with unique individual perspectives can deliver exceptional results. Having such a team calls for a range of strategies and keen self-awareness. 

Benefits: 

The knowledge, skills and techniques introduced on the course aim to enhance
delegates respect and acknowledgement of other’s intrinsic value and contribution.

As well as increasing staff’s awareness of diversity and the advantages diversity can bring to their teams and to their organisation.

This workshop can be taken as part of a six course Management development programme aimed at managers and team leaders who want to gain skills to improve efficiency and effectiveness for themselves and their team. For more details of this programme click here.

Topics include:

Diversity awareness

  • Valuing differences
  • Understanding the benefits
  • Accepting other perspectives

Diversity Skills

  • Giving feedback to those who are different from you
  • Managing diversity related conflict
  • Confronting inappropriate behaviour
  • Listening to others

Who should attend?

The course will benefit anyone who manages a team. 

BOOK HERE

Facilitated by Charlie Dalton, Zest Training   

You may qualify for a management capability subsidy towards the cost of this course.

This funding is available to management staff and business owners. For more information contact  – training@tauranga.org.nz

Presenter: Charlie Dalton, Zest Training

Contact details:charlie@zesttraining.co.nz  021 121 3417

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

We all love change we choose in life but the recent pandemic has forced changes that can be worrying and uncomfortable.

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is now recognised as an important skill to have in the workplace. With greater self-awareness of your emotions and the ability to empathise and understand other people’s emotions, teams will perform better and relationships will become stronger. 

In this workshop you’ll look at what EI is and how you use it to navigate your world for example in how your mindset, your communication style, how you make decisions, deal with risk,etc. It then moves on to look at how you can use it to improve your relationships and outcomes with others.

This workshop can be taken as part of our discounted Leadership Essentials Programme. For more information on this programme click here.

We will cover: 

  • What EI is and why it is important to develop
  • The value of emotions in the workplace
  • Recognising and managing emotional responses
  • Dealing with emotional overwhelm
  • Personal drivers and motivation types – what motivates you in the workplace
  • Empathy in the workplace – getting into the other person’s shoes
  • Getting the win win! – how to become a solutions creator
  • Building rapport with others – matching and mirroring
  • Personality type – discussions of different types including how to get the best out of discussions with other types

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the benefits of EI in the workplace
  • Develop a stronger awareness of your emotional self at work and gain strategies on how to self-manage to better outcomes
  • Build emotional flexibility
  • Understanding what drives and motivates people
  • Build stronger empathy and gain new perspectives when dealing with others
  • Stronger skill in building rapport with others
  • Develop more understanding of differences in others

 

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is suitable for anyone who could benefit developing more self awareness and strategies to better manage their emotional reactions to work situations.

Facilitated by Claire Russell, Thinkplus

 

You may qualify for a management capability subsidy towards the cost of this course.

This funding is available to management staff and business owners. For more information contact  – training@tauranga.org.nz

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be received prior to 10.00am the day before the event or training seminar. Any cancellation and/or changes must be made in writing to events@tauranga.org.nz  Cancellations  after this time or non attendance will require payment, however substitutions are welcome.

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

Square Dancing

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

Social Beginner Dance 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. $80 for the 6 weeks.

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!

Next new 6 week course begins 9th September 2020

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/supremedancecentre

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

Private tuition available by appointment

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

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

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

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

Book in

Buy the kit

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

Tai Chi Internal Arts – Tauranga

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

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

Tauranga Class: St Georges Church Hall, Gate Pa  Cost $5

Wednesdays  9.30 am – 11.30am.

Te Puke Classes: Te Puke Memorial Hall Cost $5

Tuesdays 9.30 am – 11.30am
This is a beginner class and open to all.
Wednesdays  5.30pm – 7.00pm

Wear comfortable clothing and soft shoes or bare feet.

For more information contact David
Phone:     5524425
Mobile:    027 222 2824

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 !

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

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 

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.

Wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat or similar for the meditation.

Please phone or text  021 0425 398  for directions.

Dance Your Week Away

Dancing Mondays

  • 6.30pm free intro Bachata, 6:45pm Beginner Salsa, 7.45pm Beginner Bachata – Bay Salsa, Studio 162, 162 Durham St, Tauranga
  • 6.45pm Rock n Roll, 7.30pm social dancing – Tauranga Rock n Roll, Mount Senior Citizens Club, 345 Maunganui Road, Mt Maungnaui
  • 7.30pm Guided Tango Practica.  Tango In Tauranga, Tauranga Citizens Club, 170 Thirteenth Avenue, Tauranga
  • 7.30pm Beginner Zouk, 8.30pm Next Level Zouk – The Dance Factory, Arataki Community Centre, Zambuck Way Arataki, Mount Maunganui
  • Tuesdays

    • 6.45pm Beginner Rock ‘n’ Roll – Whakatane Rock n Roll Club, Caledonian Hall, 60 King Street, Whakatane
    • 7.00pm Beginner Ceroc, 8.00pm Beginner Plus, 9.00pm Intermediate – Ceroc Rotorua, Rotorua Primary School Hall, 1197 Rangiuru Street, Rotorua
    • 7.15pm Zouk Fundamentals 8.30pm Zouk Improver – Hamilton Salsa, St James Church, Nixon St, Hamilton
    • 7.30pm Salsa – Latin Dance Tauranga, Tauranga Baptist Church Hall, 640 Cameron Road, Tauranga
    • 7.30pm Beginners Shines 3 Week Shine Course – Salsa Agua! Elizabeth Street Community Centre, 169 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

    Wednesdays

    • 6.00pm Cuban Salsa Intermediate, 7.00pm Beginners/Improvers, 9.00pm social dancing – Greydis Dance, QE Health Wellness & Spa, 1073 Whakaue Street, Rotorua
    • 7.00pm Ceroc Beginners, 7.45pm Beginner Plus, 8.15pm Intermediate – Ceroc Tauranga, Elizabeth St. Community Centre, Elizabeth St West, Tauranga.
    • 7.00pm West Coast Swing – Street Swing Hamilton, 149 Seddon Road, Frankton, Hamilton
    • 7.30pm Beginner Linear Salsa – Hamilton Salsa, Waikato Commerce Club, 197 Collingwood St, Hamilton.

    Thursdays

    • 6.30pm Improver Bachata – Hamilton Salsa, Waikato Commerce Club, 197 Collingwood St, Hamilton.
    • 7.00pm Ceroc Beginners, 7.45pm Beginner Plus/Intermediate – Ceroc Tauranga, Elizabeth St. Community Centre, Elizabeth St West, Tauranga.
    • 7.30pm Open Samba de Gafieira – The Dance Factory, Arataki Community Centre, Zambuck Way Arataki, Mount Maunganui
    • 7.30pm Intro Bachata Class, 8:30pm Latin Social Dancing till late – The House of Dance,  Barrel Room, 26 Wharf Street, Tauranga –
    • 8.00pm Free rueda class, 8.30pm Latin social dancing until late – Bay Salsa, 109 The Strand, Tauranga

    Fridays

    8.00pm Cuban Social Dancing! – Greydis Dance, Crates N Cues, 1237 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua

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 20th October-10th November 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

BOOK HERE

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

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

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

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

Click here for details of the next classes.

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

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

Private tuition available by appointment

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  12.30pm to 2.30pm for 4 weeks
Date: Tuesday 20th October – 10th November 2020
Cost: $195 (All materials supplied).

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.

4 Week Course: Fundamentals of Painting

Tuesday morning or Thursday afternoon for 4 weeks.

This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience. A fun time set in a chilled out relaxed and creative environment. Get stuck in and learn something new each week and then build on it the next week. This course will be based on traditional painting techniques with some contemporary approaches applied to the genre. As well as covering a lot of ground, equally the focus will be on developing a solid understanding of colour theory, tonal relationships, proportion, and composition. Progressing to use these ideas to develop believable 3d forms on a 2d surface.

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

Tutor:  Damien Kurth

Day: Tuesdays OR Thursdays for 4 weeks

Time: Tues 9.30am – 12noon OR Thurs  1pm – 3.30pm.

October Course begins 13th Oct OR 15th Oct

Cost: $260

Bookings or any questions contact Damien directly: bopatelierpainting@gmail.com

Venue: Classes held 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.


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

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 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.

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

 

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.

english_class_registration_form_term_2_2020.pdf

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Spiritual Centre Psychic Cafe

Tauranga Psychic Cafe – 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

Xmas Wreath Workshop

With Kalena Egan

Come join me, come get inspired with me in time for Xmas.
Be immersed with the beautiful nature smells and foliage foraged by me especially for you.

1. We will be making scandi Xmas wreath If you finish quickly you may make more.

2. We will be making Xmas named tags from leaves to take home. These are also great with positive affirmations.

You will go home with a hands full of beautiful foliage.  You will make your own wine glass name tag from nature. I encourage you to make your Xmas presents this year. Stay away from the coated plastic Xmas wraps and plastic bows. Not only are they ugly and a waste of money they are no good for the environment. To book head over to my website.  You are welcome to make payments weekly until the event, just let me know.

Tutor: Kalena Egan

Date: Sunday 1st  November

Time: 5.30am – 8pm.

Cost: $70 includes nibbles and non alcoholic punch

For bookings or any questions please contact Kalena  on her website: https://putiputirecycled.swiftly.nz

Or Click on the BOOK HERE button.

Ink Affair Book Club

This month’s book:

Title: Passing
Author: Nella Larsen
Description:
Married to a successful physician and prominently ensconced in Harlem’s vibrant society of the 1920s, Irene Redfield leads a charmed existence-until she is shaken out of it by a chance encounter with a childhood friend who has been passing for white. An important figure in the Harlem Renaissance, Nella Larsen was the first African-American woman to be awarded a Guggenheim fellowship. Her fictional portraits of women seeking their identities through a fog of racial confusion were informed by her own Danish-West Indian parentage, and Passing offers fascinating psychological insights into issues of race and gender.

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

 

Combined Concert: Keynotes & Harmony A Plenty

This fantastic concert is on at
The Wesley Church 13th Avenue, Tauranga
1st November  2-4 pm

And if you want to join these groups or want more details:

Keynotes Women’s Chorus

Harmony A Plenty Barbershop Chorus

 

Macrame Crystal Necklace

Hey crystal lovers we have a special workshop for you run by the very talented Carrie from Kiwiana In NZ, just in time for Xmas.
Those wanting to make their own xmas presents this year this is the workshop for you.

Come learn how to make your very own crystal macramé necklace.

There will be a selection of Crystal’s and cord at discounted prices to purchase on the day to continue to create more at home. You may bring your own special crystal to wrap into a necklace.

Tutor: Crystal Kidd

Date: Sunday 1st November

Time: 12.30pm – 2pm

Cost: $60

All Materials Supplied

Spaces are limited to 14 so book and pay as soon as you can so you don’t miss out.

To make your booking please pop onto my website. https://kiwianainnz.swiftly.nz/…/macrame-crystal

Or click on the Book Here button.

A Cool Way to Paint – Cold Wax Weekend 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 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
Date: Saturday 1st November 2020
Time: 9:00am -12.00pm
Cost: $79.00
All materials supplied
“It’s a rare occurrence for one specific painting medium to have a whole genre of painting associated with it, but the cold wax medium is one such medium. Cold wax painting is not defined by subject matter nor the degree of realism or abstraction; cold wax painting is unified by artists’ shared interest in experimentation, texture and the physicality of paint layers.”
After over 20 years of living in Greece, Sue now lives permanently in New Zealand, although she does visit Greece once or twice a year. She is recognized for her bold and colourful work in different mediums that create structure, depth, movement and texture.

Dates: 

 1st November OR 12th December

Embody Your Desires – Sound & Reiki Energy Healing Journey 

“Listen to the sound of waves within you.” (Rumi)
Journey with us into the space of STILLNESS where surrendering, transformation and healing take place.
We are bringing together the power of SOUND HEALING, AROMATHERAPY & REIKI ENERGY HEALING for a deeply relaxing, heart-centred, meditative healing experience!
Join us for a magical collaboration with multi-talented musician Alice Sea Music & intuitive healing facilitator/psychologist/yoga teacher Kati Ludwig for a peaceful, grounding & nourishing Sound & Energy Healing Journey to retreat, recuperate and reboot.
Date: Saturday, 31st of October, 7pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Bayhill Function Venue, 243 Waitao Road, Waitao 3175
Cost: $25.95
Registration: https://www.eventspronto.co.nz/SoundJourney_TeWhareTangata – ONLY LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE – bookings essential!
Refund policy: no refunds in the case of not attending after registration.
Please bring: your own yoga mat to lie on, a warm blanket to cover yourself for the meditation and wear comfortable, warm clothes.
During the lying music meditation Kati will apply relaxing, nurturing, heart-centered ENERGY HEALING THERAPY to clear, balance, restore and support the human energy system and to stimulate the self-healing processes. A range of essential oils will be included to support the healing journey.
Alice will be guiding in with her soulful sounds in music and SOUND HEALING utilizing sound frequencies with the intention of bringing the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual body into alignment. Instruments such as the didgeridoo, flutes, heartbeat drum, hungdrum, Tibetan singing bowl, and vocal mantras will be played throughout the room and at times over the body.
We are looking forward to connecting with you!

Tauranga Fuchsia Group

The Tauranga Fuchsia Group holds monthly meetings at 1.30pm 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: 1.30 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

 

 

 

Honest Liars Improv Comedy Workshop

Do you Enjoy Laughing? 

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

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

We run beginner workshops a couple of times a year for 4 – 6 weeks. It starts with a Free ‘TASTER’ which gives you a really good feel for what improv is all about. A great way to see if you like it and if you want to go on to do the Level 1 Intro to Improv Comedy Workshop.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

TASTER – FREE

1.5 – 2 Hours 10am  – 11.30 am
Jam Factory – Historic Village
Tauranga.

Get together with like-minded people and have a quick overview of Improv comedy. This is where you can decide if this is for you.

 

NEXT TASTER:  10th October 2020 – please use the form below to register interest.

LEVEL 1: INTRO TO IMPROV COMEDY

This level is designed to introduce you to Improvisation Comedy. There are rules and skills to it! No prior acting or improv experience is required.

Improv will help you break down walls, get out of your comfort zone, self-create and self-express. You will learn valuable life skill such as confidence, communication and resilience. And of course, you meet great people and is it AMAZINGLY FUN!

Specific Skills and Topics Covered:

  • An introduction to the core tenets of improvisation: yes…and, agreement, listening, commitment & support
  • Setting up a scene: how to use truthful storytelling as a way to generate interesting ideas for comedic scenes
  • You are enough: the power of playing characters similar to yourself in a comedic scene. What would you say in real life? It’s probably the right thing to say here!
  • How to find the game of a scene and create and play an intelligent character with a strong point of view (POV)
  • How to flesh out your characters with rich history and philosophypapamoa improv

 

DATES:   10am – 12pm

Saturday  17th October
Saturday  30th October
Break for Labour weekend
Saturday  7th November

Perform in the show on Sunday 1st November (Optional)

Fee: $150.00 or get the early bird special 48 hours after the Free Taster of $125.00

 

 

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

If you are interested in either the FREE TASTER or the LEVEL 1 WORKSHOP please use the form below to let us know.

Workshops:

We will be starting the workshops again with the free “Taster” being on Saturday 10th October with a further 4 over the following 4 Saturdays.

Where: Jam Factory, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Time: 10 am – 11.30am

Cost: 1st one Free – if you wish to continue $150.00 for 4 sessions (early bird $125.00).

For a lot more detail on what these workshops offer head over to our website:

>>>>>> WORKSHOP DETAILS

Upholstery Workshops: Beginners and Follow Ups

One Day Workshop Dates: (Saturdays OR Sundays)
Saturday October 31st
Sunday 15th November 2020
21/22 November
2nd December

Time: 10am – 4.30pm

Learn Upholstery in a beautiful fun environment at the Historic Village. You’ll not only take home your newly upholstered piece but also important techniques and confidence that will make you look at furniture in a whole new light.
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

 Monday Evening 5.30pm – 8.30pm –
2nd November OR 7th December

Stained Glass or Glass Fusing Projects

This is an opportunity to work on a new project, either stained glass or glass fusing, using our workshop and help and with other like minded crafters.

Please note that it is only for students with previous glass working experience.

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

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

For details: https://leadlightexpress.co.nz/about-classes/projects-workshop-2/

Next Project Day: November 28th

More Exciting New Techniques: photo workshop – Kim Westerskov Workshop

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

Sunday 31st October 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Is your photography in a bit of a rut?
Would you like to create some new and different “Wow!” photos?
Would you like some clever new ideas to get “Honours” at your camera club?
Want to try some new techniques?
Want to lift your photography to a new level?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this is the workshop I’ve designed for you. In fact, I’ve been working on it for several years now: researching &, looking for new “Wow!”
ideas that you might like. And then experimenting, testing the ideas and their potential for a workshop.

We’ll explore the exciting possibilities of using mirrors [broken and unbroken], crystal glass balls, soap bubbles, effervescence, bokeh from fairy lights, and many more ideas. All you need to do is bring yourself and your camera. I’ve already got the fairy lights, prepared the broken mirrors [not as easy as it sounds] and gathered together the other stuff we’ll need: the crystal glass balls [flown in from USA], a variety of mirrors [from local op shops and emporiums], special soap for bubbles [also flown in from USA], effervescence [from my local supermarket], feathers, and more.
This workshop will be very different from my other workshops. We’ll spend some time looking
at a variety of good and great new ideas and techniques for you, and then – much earlier in the
day than usual – I’ll set up the equipment and you’ll bring out your cameras and get
photographing. You’ll go home with your memory card full of exciting new photos.
Promise!

Date: Saturday 31st October. 9.00am – 5.00pm.
Cost: Full course fee [which includes tuition,
hand-outs & yummy catering $295 – or $245 for Early Birds [if you register by 21st October]. Fulltime students with ID $145.
Have a good look at the photos in the workshop section of my newsletter: I’ll be showing you how they were achieved, and how they can be achieved by you.

Friday Crop Night

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

For those who aren’t too sure what a crop night is, basically it’s a time where 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.

Yolande’s Crop Night is coming up this Friday from 5.30pm until about midnight. It’s only $5 to attend, and there is plenty of tea and coffee to go around.

You are welcome to bring dinner with you or jump on the takeaway train!
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

Chess Tauranga

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

Standard chess rules apply.
Includes casual games.

Just visit and see if chess is for you!

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

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

Contacts:
Contact:

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

Young at Art Classes

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

Casual Classes: $45 each

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

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 for October

Leading Effective Teams

Supportive Leadership has rarely been as critical as it is today!

In a time of great uncertainty your teams look to you as a guiding light. Any busy, operationally focused manager can focus too much on tasks and fail to engage and motivate individual employees. All employees benefit from the qualities of a manager who can lead greater performance in the workplace. Improving leadership skills can measurably increase employee performance and retention.

This course can be taken as part of our discounted Leadership Essentials Programme. For more information on this programme click here.

Topics include: 

  • Leadership vs management 
  • Leadership styles & situational leadership 
  • Skill v’s will – choosing the right approach 
  • Leading a remote team
  • Supporting a team through challenging times
  • Stages of team formation 
  • Authenticity & trust in leadership
  • Visionary leadership – using analogies and metaphors

Learning outcomes: 

    • Recognise the difference between managing and leading a team
    • Build awareness of your leadership style and how you prioritise task vs people
    • Achieve a greater understanding of how to gain improved performance from the individuals in your team
    • Gain a better understanding of strategies to lead a remote team including through uncertain times
    • Understand the need to individualise your approach in the workplace
    • Stronger awareness of the various methods you can use to motivate and inspire

Who should attend:

Team leaders, emerging leaders and those new to management who are required to lead a team. Maximum 14.

Facilitated by Claire Russell, Thinkplus

When: Friday 30th October 9am – 4.30pm
Where: Chamber of Commerce, 65 Chapel Street, Tauranga
Cost:  $570 or $450 for Chamber of Commerce members

To register: Chamber of Commerce

French Dessert Cooking Classes:

C’est le français en cuisinant ! 

Stephen Wilson, the singing chef, is back with his famous Hands On Cooking classes.

The October focus is on desserts.

A chef in Paris for many years, Chef Stephen will, with panache and flair,  plus a song or two thrown in for good measure, explain and demonstrate, then let you create the designated, divine dessert of the day.

The dessert is shared and enjoyed together. It’s « Bon appétit ! » and it’s all great fun.

When: 8.30am -11.00am Friday 30th October
Where: Wesley Church, 100 13th Ave, Tauranga
Cost: $30 per session per person
Booking: 8-10 persons maximum so get in quick.
To register
Emailshelley@lovefrench.nz  or
Phone: 07 544 9557 (Shelley)

Menu:  October 30th:  Croquembouches
This session will be in French – interpreter on hand, if required.

C’est le français en cuisinant ! C’est fantastique !

 

 

Introduction to Square Dancing

We have  informal learning sessions, lots of laughs as Square Dancing is fun, we don’t teach Rounds to learners we let them concentrate on the basic moves. No experience needed, just to be active, no partner required and we do require ladies to wear low heeled comfortable shoes, no high heels. Children 12 and upwards welcome but must be accompanied by a parent.

Time:  7.30pm
Venue:  
St Enochs Church Hall, 16th Ave, Tauranga
Cost
: $20  for the course

Tutor: Warwick McKay (577 1100)
For more info: Jean Salmons 578 6516

 

Orange City Squares
Club nights are on Thursdays at 7.30pm at St Enochs Hall. Cost: $4 per evening
Contact: Noel 543 1063 for more info.

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.

4 Week Course: Fundamentals of Painting

Tuesday morning or Thursday afternoon for 4 weeks.

This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience. A fun time set in a chilled out relaxed and creative environment. Get stuck in and learn something new each week and then build on it the next week. This course will be based on traditional painting techniques with some contemporary approaches applied to the genre. As well as covering a lot of ground, equally the focus will be on developing a solid understanding of colour theory, tonal relationships, proportion, and composition. Progressing to use these ideas to develop believable 3d forms on a 2d surface.

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

Tutor:  Damien Kurth

Day: Tuesdays OR Thursdays for 4 weeks

Time: Tues 9.30am – 12noon OR Thurs  1pm – 3.30pm.

October Course begins 13th Oct OR 15th Oct

Cost: $260

Bookings or any questions contact Damien directly: bopatelierpainting@gmail.com

Venue: Classes held 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.

Daytime Acting Classes for Adults

Are you keen to try acting? Or perhaps you’ve completed our weekend acting workshop and you want to keep learning? Join our new weekly acting class for beginners! The first session is next week, Thursday, 15th of October.

Following is information on the classes…
When: Weekly on Thursdays
Time: 10.30am – 12noon
Location: Detour Theatre, Historic Village on 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
Cost: $87.50 (7 sessions)

Tutor: Kim Williamson. Kim is a theatre tutor, director, and actor with 25 years of theatre experience. She is employed by the Detour Theatre Trust.

About the class:
The class is for adults (18 years plus) who would like to give acting a go and have little or no previous experience or training.  The workshop is the perfect introduction to acting for community theatre.

Our adult classes are a great deal of fun in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

If you have any questions please do contact the theatre via email: info@detour.co.nz

To register please email us your name and mobile phone number and we’ll be in touch to confirm.

Managing Underperformance Workshop