Events

Paint & Wine Night: The Mount

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

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

What is included?

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

What drink is included with the ticket?

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

What is Paintvine?

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

Introduction to Radio Announcing – Taster Course

You will learn the basics of radio announcing; how to communicate with target audiences, how to prepare and execute a basic voice break on-air, how to operate the on-air studio desk, and you will actually go on-air on the The RIFF & 88.1 XFM which broadcasts throughout Tauranga.

This 1 day course is designed to show you what’s ‘involved’ with being a radio announcer and what it feels like to be behind a microphone and live on-air!

Contact: hamish@radiocareer.net

180 Years of the Treaty of Waitangi in Tauranga

180 years ago, on 10 April 1840, one of the signings of the Treaty of Waitangi took place in Tauranga Moana.

The story of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in Tauranga is a fascinating one… Not all of the local chiefs agreed to sign the Treaty; those who didn’t wanted to govern themselves, those who did were looking for protection against their enemies.

Join award-winning author Debbie McCauley as she talks us through the research for her book, ‘The Treaty of Waitangi in Tauranga: Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki Tauranga Moana’.

180 Years of the Treaty of Waitangi in Tauranga

Hosted by   Tauranga Historical Society

180 years ago, on 10 April 1840, one of the signings of the Treaty of Waitangi took place in Tauranga Moana.

The story of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in Tauranga is a fascinating one… Not all of the local chiefs agreed to sign the Treaty; those who didn’t wanted to govern themselves, those who did were looking for protection against their enemies.

Join award-winning author Debbie McCauley as she talks us through the research for her book, ‘The Treaty of Waitangi in Tauranga: Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki Tauranga Moana’.

Show-and-tell talks with our Heritage Specialists – A regular chance to get a close look at items that are normally locked away and to hear entertaining and informative stories.

Free, no booking necessary. Gather in the Okahukura Room in Ngā Wāhi Rangahau: Research Collections on the first floor of Tauranga Library.

Find out more

Ink Affair Book Club

This month’s book is:

Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Description: Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, this is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written literary masterpiece

Ugwu, a boy from a poor village, works as a houseboy for a university professor. Olanna, a young woman, has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic new lover, the professor. And Richard, a shy English writer, is in thrall to Olanna’s enigmatic twin sister. As the horrific Biafran War engulfs them, they are thrown together and pulled apart in ways they had never imagined.

This is a Meet Up.
For full details: https://www.meetup.com/Ink-Affair/events/266750172/

Introduction to Square Dancing

6 week Intro Course
Starts Thursday 26th March 2020

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.

Governance: The Power of Policies

Does your organisation need policies, but you don’t know where to start?
Are your policies out of date and irrelevant?

In this 2-hour workshop you will discover what a policy is and why they are so important.  You will also learn how to identify what policies you need and work through a simple framework for developing effective policies.  Discover useful tools to guide your policy development, and understand the power of a well-written, well-timed, and well-practiced policy.

Where and When:
Tauranga: Thursday 26th March, 6pm – 8pm  ll Register online here

$30 per person for Bay of Plenty non-profit organisations

African Drumming and Dance Workshop

You are invited to experience the joy of West African Drumming as well as dancing and singing in the supportive & fun environment created by Master Drummer Dancer Koffie Fugah from Ghana.

Together you will learn traditional rhythms, dance & songs, both simple and complex but catered to your level of experience.

Koffie will leave you inspired & rejuvenated, you will have a new song in your heart

Date: Sat 21st March 2020
Time: 10.30am – 3pm
Where: Elizabeth Street Community & Arts Centre, 169 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga
Cost: $30

Phone: 021 0268 0964
Email: africandrumanddancenz@gmail.com

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

Square Dancing

Book in for a whirl and a twirl and some fun.
Everything starts up again on March 11th 2020.

Ink Affair Book Club

This month’s book:

Title: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Author: Jonas Jonasson
Description: The international publishing sensation–over six million copies sold worldwide! A reluctant centenarian much like Forrest Gump (if Gump were an explosives expert with a fondness for vodka) decides it’s not too late to start over . . . After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he’s still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn’t interested (and he’d like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant (not to mention a death by elephant).

This is a meet up.
For full details: https://www.meetup.com/Ink-Affair/events/266750172/

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Chamber of Commerce Events
Click on the event title for more information and to register

Social Dance Beginner Classes

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

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

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

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

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Inachord Women’s Chorus

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.

The group  has an AGM on Feb 11th 2020 and singing starts again on Feb 18th 2020.

For more info: contact Sabine
Phone: 021 111 8659

Free Employer Seminar (Tauranga)

Do you employ people ? Do you want to get up to speed fast ?

This workshop is ideal for sole traders, partnerships and other small businesses.  This seminar will cover:

  • who is an employer
  • our online services and business tools
  • deductions and allowances
  • record keeping requirements
  • completing monthly wage records
  • payday filing

We will provide you with an overview of our website and introduce you to some of our key tools and resources which will make it easier to manage your tax obligations.

Cost: FREE
Bring: Pen, paper or other device for taking notes

Tutors: IRD Community Compliance Officers

Seminars will be held in Tauranga:

Tuesday 18 February 2020
Tuesday 17 March
Tuesday 21 April
Tuesday 19 May
Tuesday 16 June
Tuesday 21 July
Tuesday 18 August
Tuesday 15 September
Tuesday 20 October
Tuesday 17 November
Tuesday 15 December 2020

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

Authentic Argentine Tango- Free Intro Class

The close-embrace dance that will change your life !

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

No partner required and no experience necessary.

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

Beginners Tango Class
Day: Mondays  6.30pm – 7.30pm

Cost: $10 per session


Contact
:  Denise 0204 006 1340

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

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Breathwork Workshop

Breathwork is a healing modality that is taking the world by storm. Why? Because it is so effective! It allows people to heal themselves through the power of their own breath.

Breathwork is a powerful way to release old energies, memories and tensions from the body and mind.

How does it work?
By laying down and relaxing the whole body listening to a soundtrack journey we breathe in a conscious connected rhythm. This breathwork practice is inhaling and exhaling with an open mouth, it is a circular breathing pattern with no pause between the inhale and exhale. Throughout the session you will be guided into a non ordinary state of consciousness using the breath to access parts of yourself that is usually outside of your daily awareness.

For more information about breathwork, how it works and if this is for you click the link below…
https://www.stevenjtodd.com/breathwork-sessions

Breathwork is helpful for:
Depression
Anxiety
Trauma release
Connecting to and strengthening intuition
Gaining clarity
Stress relief
Releasing grief, anger & resentment
Connecting to old stuck emotions
Forgiving the past
Gaining body awareness
Breathing problems
Restrictions in the body
and so many more benefits

If you have any questions please send Steven an email or direct message on Facebook and he will get back to you as soon as he can.

Tauranga Woodcrafters’ Guild

item32We 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.

Image may contain: 1 personOur 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.

 

Cold Wax – Painting the Cool Way

An amazing half day workshop to explore what cold wax is really made of, how to use it and what NOT to do with it. Learn what rules you can break when using cold wax what special benefits (namely, amazing texture) come with this medium.   See what kind of paints to 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.

Date:  Saturday 15th February 2020
Time: 9 -12.30pm
Cost: $65.00 (all materials supplied)
Venue: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

For more details and to book

Contact:  Sue MacDougall (tutor)
Phone:  021 239 4549
Emailkiwisuemac@gmail.com

Oil Painting Fundamentals – Portrait & Figure

Afternoon sessions for 9 week block course

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 really stuck in and learn something new each week and then build on it the next week.  This 9 week course will be based on traditional painting techniques from old masters and 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.

Basic starting materials are supplied guidance on any other purchases will be given during the course.

Tutor : Damien Kurth

Days: Thursdays for 9 Weeks

Dates: 13th February to 9th April 2020

Time: 1 pm – 3.30 pm  Book Here

Cost : $425.00

Fundamentals of Oil Painting – the Figure – Evening Class

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 really stuck in and learn something new each week and then build on it the next week.  This 9 week course will be based on traditional painting techniques from old masters and 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.

Basic starting materials are supplied,  guidance on any other purchases will be given during the course.

Tutor : Damien Kurth
Days: Wednesdays for 9 Weeks
Dates: 12th February to 8th April 2020
Time:  6pm – 8pm  Book here

Cost : $425.00

Fundamentals of Oil Painting – the Figure -Afternoon Class

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 really stuck in and learn something new each week and then build on it the next week.  This 9 week course will be based on traditional painting techniques from old masters and 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.

Basic starting materials are supplied,  guidance on any other purchases will be given during the course.

Tutor : Damien Kurth
Days: Wednesdays for 9 Weeks
Dates: 12th February to 8th April 2020
Time:  1pm – 3.30pm  Book Here
Cost : $425.00

Fundamentals of Oil Painting – Portrait – Mornings

This 9-week course will be based on traditional painting techniques from old masters and 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.

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.   Though this course is based around oil painting, the ideas covered can be applied to all painting mediums and brief discussions can be explored.

Tutor : Damien Kurth

Days: Wednesdays for 9 Weeks

Dates: 12th February to 8th April 2020

Time:  9.30am – 12pm
Cost : $425.00  Book Here

If you have any questions please contact : bopatelierpainting@gmail.com

Tauranga Astronomical Society

Weather permitting, our telescopes will be operating.

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 every 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. 12 Month membership is $30.00 for individuals, $40.00 for families, or $10.00 for tertiary students.

Free GST Workshops (Tauranga)

We recommend that you attend the “Introduction to business” tax seminar before attending this GST workshop.

This workshop is a hands-on interactive session where you learn to complete a mock cashbook and GST return. It is ideal for sole traders, partnerships and other small businesses.

This workshop covers:

  • what is GST
  • GST registration
  • record keeping – cash book
  • basic adjustments
  • GST filing (online and manual) and payment, and
  • online services.

To make a booking email Advisory.Tauranga@ird.govt.nz with the following details:

  • name of event
  • date and time of event
  • full name and IRD number of who will be attending
  • business name and IRD number (if needed)
  • mobile phone number, and
  • email address.
GST workshops – Tauranga
Tuesday 11 February 2020 9am to 12pm
Tuesday 10 March 9am to 12pm
Tuesday 14 April 9am to 12pm
Tuesday 12 May 9am to 12pm
Tuesday 9 June 9am to 12pm
Tuesday 14 July 9am to 12pm
Tuesday 11 August 9am to 12pm
Tuesday 8 September 9am to 12pm
Tuesday 13 October 9am to 12pm
Tuesday 10 November 9am to 12pm
Tuesday 8 December 9am to 12pm

Rock ‘n’ Roll Lessons

Lessons run in 4 week blocks on Mondays throughout the year.
Time: 6.45pm – 7.30pm
Cost: $25 per 4 week block

Next course begins on Monday 10th Feb 2020

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Creative Art Workshop with Nemesh

Have a lovely, arty Sunday afternoon with a friend or two. Feed your soul.

Join us at this creative art event with inspirational talks and an oil painting workshop by Nemesh that is designed for those that range from no experience at all to, medium experienced students. His teaching methods will show you how to express yourself through lushes oil paints and enable you to find your own unique style.

Vjekoslav Nemesh is a well established, multi-award winning, fine artist with over 30 years experience in the field. Extraordinary artist admired for his unique style and excellent teaching methods – worldwide.

When: Sunday, 9th February. 11.30am – 2.30pm.
Where: The Art Lounge, 117 Willow Street, Tauranga
Cost: $139, including all art material (a canvas, oil paints and use of brushes etc) plus a light  refreshment.

Limited places. Email us to secure your place: info@theartloungenz.com

Ballet Class for Adults

Yes, today is Waitangi Day but there is a class !

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/

Printing Fun with Gelli Plates

Gelli prints can be used as backgrounds for other print mediums such as lino cuts; collage work; and book making or be used alone for creating mono-prints.  Have fun experimenting with a new medium, beginners welcome, learn how you can print from home.

Three hands-on evenings will provide the opportunity to learn basic gelli-plate printing skills include simple stencilling and caring for your gelli plate.
More advanced techniques include making image transfers; printing to fabric; and print effects such as dentritic printing.
Be prepared to go away with a collection of your own creations that will amaze your family and friends

Tutor: Janice Giles
Days: Three Tuesday Evenings
Date: 4th February – 18th February 2020
Time: 6 – 8.30pm

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

Cost: $125.00

Most materials will be provided, including your handmade gelli-plate. However, participants are welcome to bring their own stencilling, or specialised papers.

Free Introduction to Business Seminar (Tauranga)

Starting a business? Come to our free seminars to learn about:

  • working smarter with our online services
  • business structures
  • income tax
  • expenses you can claim
  • GST, and more.

To make a booking email Advisory.Tauranga@ird.govt.nz

Seminars will be held in Tauranga:
Tuesday 4 February 2020 9am to 12pm
Tuesday 3 March 9am to 12pm
Tuesday 7 April 9am to 12pm
Tuesday 5 May 9am to 12pm
Tuesday 2 June 9am to 12pm
Tuesday 7 July 9am to 12pm
Tuesday 4 August 9am to 12pm
Tuesday 1 September 9am to 12pm
Tuesday 6 October 9am to 12pm
Tuesday 3 November 9am to 12pm
Tuesday 1 December 9am to 12pm

Tauranga Rock ‘n’ Roll Club

Relaxed social evening of dancing.

Day: Mondays
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Legion of Frontiersmen Hall, 165 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

Cost: Members $3.00, non-members $5.00.

Club starts up again on 3rd February 2020

Visitors most welcome.

NB: A 4 week course for beginners starts on Monday 10th Feb 2020

Beginner Scottish Country Dance Classes – Tauranga

The Tauranga Scottish Country Dance Club is starting off 2020 with

Beginner Classes from Monday 3rd February

When: Mondays
What Time: 7.30pm-9.30pm

Where:  St John’s Church Hall, 94 Bureta Road, Otumoetai

Cost: $3 door fee

Contact: Heather – Phone 579 1556

Email:  heather.lil@xtra.co.nz

Club nights are from Monday 2nd March

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  Starts: Monday 3rd February 2020

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

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

Cost: $185.00  All Materials Supplied

More Information and Booking:

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

Tauranga Creative Fibre Morning Group

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

All up and go again from 3rd February 2020.

Contact Person: Margaret Russell  Phone: 021 081 70 350

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.

Please feel free to chat with them, share and discuss, learn or teach, make friends and be surrounded with like minds.

Includes refreshments.  Kid friendly.
www.psychiccafe.nz

Medieval Re-enactments

 

The Northern Horde is a Medieval re-enactment group.  We explore historic combat, archery, crafts & culture. You can join the merriment at Memorial Park, Tauranga 1.30pm on Sundays (unless it is wet).
Charlie: 021 296 0215
Andria: 021 022 55 898

Chair Up Upholstery Workshops

Want to learn upholstery? Recover that stool? Kick-start your new hobby? It’s easier than you think. Come and enjoy the awesome atmosphere of the Historic Village while you learn a new skill.

Beginners bring your own footstool/basic dining chair, seat only upholstered.   OR
Make your own headboard plain/shallow buttons. fabric extra.  OR
Beginners bring your own coffee table strong enough to convert to an ottoman.
Bring fabric, lunch, water bottle, covered shoes.

(Don’t have a project? Ask a friend, check out the op-shops, Trade Me or Facebook Marketplace. Keep it simple! Make sure it doesn’t need TOO much sewing; you’ll need to be a confident sewer.)

One Day Saturday Workshops
Choose your date:
1st February 2020   9.30am – 4.30pm
29th February 2020 9:30am – 4.30pm
14th March  2020   9.30am – 4.30pm
28th March  2020   9.30am – 4.30pm
4th April 2020   9.30am – 4.30pm
2nd May 2020   9.30am – 4.30pm

Where: The Artery – Art Learning Space, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Cost: This varies, depending on the project, from $145 – $225

TO MAKE A BOOKING:

Send 3 different angled photos of your project to chairup.upholstery@gmail.com (for a suitability check)

Embrace Dancing – West Coast Swing

A smooth, fun, modern dance.

First class is free.

Classes have finished for the year.
New sessions from late January 2020

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 5pm-7pm or longer for longer games.  Includes casual games.

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

Governance: Being a Successful Chair

Are you currently chairing a Board and want to make sure you’re being the best Chair you can be?

Would you like to properly understand the Chair’s role before putting your hand up for the position?

In this 2-hour workshop you will discover the roles and responsibilities of a Chair, the skills, attitudes and behaviours that great Chairs need, tools and strategies for doing your job well, and how to manage difficult people and tricky situations. Learn about leadership, meeting processes, decision making, managing relationships and more!

Where and When:
Tauranga: Thursday 30th January, 6pm –8pm  ll  Register online here
Rotorua: Monday 30th March, 6pm – 8pm  ll  Register online here 

$30 per person for Bay of Plenty non-profit organisations

Indian Music Classes

Accessible, authentic, high-quality classes in Indian semi-classical vocal music and its history.

This includes basic voice training for different types of Indian songs, and how to play the Harmonium.  There will be a small concert by students at the end of the three months.

When: Thursdays 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Start Date: 16th Jan 2020 (1st day 3.30pm – 5pm)
Finish Date: March 26th 2020
Duration: Jan-Feb-March
Where: The Jam Factory, Historic village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Cost: $60 per month

Samba de Gafieira Beginner Classes

Samba de Gafieira (also called Gafieira)is a dance expression of the Brazilian samba rhythm also found in many contemporary, R&B and popular music.

These weekly classes will help you master the foundation moves that make up this fun dance. The classes are complimented by a teacher to help you and a community of students at various stages of their own learning. We also hold small social events offering an opportunity to apply what you learn in the classes.

Dancers enjoy Gafieira because of its vitality and room for creativity.

Cost: $80 for the course, $15 casual

Scrapbooking at Craftables

This example of a scrapbook page is called ‘Simple Things’.

This page is filled with everything vintage wonderland and is a truly stunning scrapbook page with plenty of dimension and texture.  The photo sizes are: 1x 6″x4″ and 2x 3″x4″.

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

 

Tauranga Film Collective

Our first meeting will be in January to discuss how to grow a collective and form a committee; it’s a chance to bring your ideas to the table and create some direction on where we want the grassroots of film to go in the Bay of Plenty.

If your passion is film and you want to be a part of a like-minded community of creative filmmakers we would love to see you.

Date: 27th January 2020
Time: 6.30pm – 9pm
Place: The Jam Factory, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Phone: 0274 376 377

Ink Affair Book Club

This month’s book:

Title: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Author: Gail Honeyman
Description: Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.

Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.

One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life.

Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than… fine?

This is a Meet Up. For full details: https://www.meetup.com/Ink-Affair/events/266750172/

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.

Chinese New Year Festival

Come and celebrate the Lunar New Year 2020 – it’s the Year of the Rat.

Everyone is welcome !

Foodstalls, lanterns, children’s games and family fun, calligraphy…

6pm: Dragon and Lion Dance

8pm:  Cultural Performances

When: 25th January 2020 from 5pm to 9pm

Where: Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Cost: FREE

 

Tauranga Radio Sailing Club

Come and see what it’s all about.

Meeting Times:
Saturdays 11am until 4pm
Wednesdays 1pm until 4pm approx

Venue:  Scoria Close, Lake Taurikura, Tauriko, Tauranga

Emailtgarsc@gmail.com