Events

Paint & Wine Night: Peony Bouquet

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
Date: Monday 20th December 2021
Time: 7pm to 9pm (Arrive for 6:45pm, painting starts at 7 pm)
Cost: $49
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

Paint & Wine Night: A Starry Night

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
Date: Sunday 19th December 2021
Time: 4pm to 6pm (Arrive for 3:45pm, painting starts at 4 pm)
Cost: $49
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

Paint & Wine: Christmas Kereru

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: Thursday 9th December 2021
Time: 7pm to 9pm (Arrive for 6:45pm, painting starts at 7pm)
Cost: $49
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.

BOOK HERE

Tauranga Scottish Society Sequence Dance

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

A very warm welcome to all.

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

Cost: $7 includes supper and raffle

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

Learn Upholstery Workshops

This one-day workshop is for beginners or people who want to refresh their Upholstery skill’s. Students will learn some fundamental techniques of upholstery. This will give you enough confidence to kick start a new upholstery hobby or continue small projects at home with the confidence to build on these basic skills. Starting with a footstool frame you will build in the comfort layers and then upholster like a pro with your choice of fabric.

Learn Upholstery in the beautiful Historic Village. Bring a friend or organize a group outing. Only 8 spaces per workshop so BE QUICK to lock in a space.

Tutor: Paula Jones
Date:  27th November, or 4th December 2021
Time: 10 – 4.30pm
Place: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave West, Tauranga
Cost:  $175 – $80 deposit.
Paula has been teaching beginners upholstery workshops for over 5 years now and continues to up skill and share her knowledge to the community. Contact Paula to confirm what you will need to bring.

More Information and Bookings:
Email
: chairup.upholstery@gmail.com

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

Floral Xmas Styling Ladies Night

Fresh Flower Centre Piece

Tips and secrets from a florist at a fantastic lady’s night out. There’s always lots of laughs at Kalena’s workshops.  Bring a friend, relax, and chill out with a glass of bubbles and a few nibbles on the side.  (Let us know of any allergies). Learn something new whilst working with the healing properties of nature.

Kalena will take you on a quick forage in the village where participants will learn how to harvest correctly and find just the right items to make amazing creations.    She will be showing you what types of foliage you can use and what to look for next time in your own back yard; so, you can continue to create from home.

You will be creating a Xmas table centre piece with time to make a vase arrangement.  Fresh flowers, fresh foliage, candles, assorted containers, baskets, and pots will be supplied for you to choose from.

Tutor: Kalena Egan
Date: Friday 26th November
Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
Venue: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Cost: $115

All tools and materials supplied, but if you have a special vessel or xmas decoration, feel free to bring them along (Aqua, red, white, gold, or silver would work best)

Kalena Egan is a well-known and popular Florist and a resident artist with a Studio in Okorore Ngā Toi Māori.   You can find her face book page and Instagram account under Putiputi Recycled

Book Here

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Paint & Wine: Fruit Still Life

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: Thursday 25th November 2021
Time: 7pm to 9pm (Arrive for 6:45pm, painting starts at 7pm)
Cost: $49
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.

BOOK HERE

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/

Paint & Wine Picasso Kiss

The concept is simple – take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece!
Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in Tauranga City! No previous painting experience necessary! Get your creative juices flowing and your brush strokes going!
The need to know:
Address: Cornerstone Bar & Eatery, 107 The Strand, Tauranga, 3110
Date: Sunday 21st November 2021
Time: 4pm to 6pm (Arrive for 3:45pm, painting starts at 4pm)
Cost: $49Drinks: 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.

BOOK HERE

Bonsai Beginner Workshop

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

Tutor
: Dawid de Villers

Date: Saturday 20th November
Time: 9am to 12pm
Cost: $120.00
All equipment, tree, pot, and incidentals are supplied.
Book Now:  Emailbonsaiplace@gmail.com

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

Tauranga Book Chat

On the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Tauranga Library.

Choose from one of two sessions:

  • 10.30-11.30am
  • 5.30-6.30pm

Discover new parts of your library with these monthly themes:

18 August 2021: Alternative history

15 September 2020: Challenge yourself: a genre you normally avoid

20 October 2020: The Deep South (US)

17 November 2021: Biography of a favourite person

15 December 2020: Finale: your best and worst books of the year!

 

Other library book groups:

Mount Maunganui Book Group: 4th Tuesday 10am-11am
Contact: Gail on 574 3376

Pāpāmoa Book Group: currently in recess but if you are interested in joining contact Betty on 542 4322

Greerton Book Group:  3rd Monday  10.30am-11.30am
Contact: Marian on 544 2624

Monthly Friends of the Library general meeting: 4th Thursday of the month at 10am
Monthly guest speaker and morning tea.
Contact Pam on 571 2566

 

Tauranga Orchid Society

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

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

Tauranga Anglers Club

This is a friendly trout fishing club.
Visitors are welcome.

Trips, talks and tuition, magazine and monthly club nights.

Club nights are the 3rd Monday of every month.
When: Monday 7.30pm
Where: Fish & Dive Club Rooms, Sulphur Point, Tauranga

Contact
Phone: President 5441192
Email: taurangaanglersclub@hotmail.com
Websitehttps://taurangaanglersclub.webs.com
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1805775919451515/

Tauranga Social Dance Club

Sequence and old time dances. Supper & raffles.

When:  2nd Saturday of the month

Time: 7 pm – 10 pm

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

Cost: $7

Contact:  Barbara 027 284 3795

Genealogy Informal Group

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

When: the second Saturday of the month

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

Time: 1.30pm -3.30pm

Cost: $2 for your cup of tea

Contact: Jane on 576 8835 a/h

Upholstery Workshops: DIY Headboards

One Day Workshop Dates:

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

Tutor: Paula Jones
Date: 13th November 2021
Time: 10am – 4.30m
Cost:  $125 – $230 California King

Materials supplied:  medium density foam, dacron, backing cloth, staples and the use of specialty tools – pneumatic staple gun.  BYO Fabric and buttons (optional).

Learn Upholstery in the beautiful Historic Village. Bring a friend or organise a group outing.  Must pay 50% to book your seat. Balance paid 2 weeks prior to workshop.

To BOOK a SEAT or ask questions
Contact Paula:  chairup.upholstery@gmail.com.

 

Stained Glass Workshop

Learn an age old craft in our stained glass workshop!

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

We will teach you how to work to a pattern to make a stained glass item using the Tiffany, or Copper Foil technique.

You can pick any project that you fancy, depending on your glass cutting skill level, and your level of confidence, but it needs to be reasonably simple in order to get through all the stages and get it finished, ready to take home. Once you have all the techniques, then you can go on to make more complex pieces either at home or in future workshops.

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

To undertake the Stained Glass class you will need to have existing glass cutting skills. If you don’t already have experience in this area then you will need to complete our short Glass Cutting Class prior to enrolling.

See our Glass Cutting class for more information

For more infohttps://leadlightexpress.co.nz/about-classes/stained-glass-workshop/

Next Dates in 2021
Classes fill rapidly so book ASAP

13th November Sorry full

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

Tauranga Patchwork & Quilters Group

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

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

Facebook link

For more information contact:

Contact: Denise Lee

Phone:  027 291 9917

Emailtaurangaquilters@gmail.com

Glass Cutting Workshops

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

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

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

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

Next Dates in 2021

12 November Sorry full

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

Maybe book for next year !

Stained Glass and Fused Glass workshops are also available.

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: Thursday 11th November 2021
Time: 7pm to 8:30/9pm (Arrive for 6:45pm, painting starts at 7pm)
Cost: $49
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 Opera Forum Screening: Turandot

Tauranga Opera Forum presents regular DVD screenings of your favourite operas. Our chosen production of TURANDOT is from THE MET 2011.

This month:  Turandot

Turandot is composed by Giacomo Puccini and is seemingly based on a classic tale from China.

It involves Prince Calaf, who falls in love with the ice-cold Princess Turandot. To obtain her permission to marry her, any suitor must solve three riddles on pain of death. Calaf passes the test, but Turandot refuses to marry him.

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

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

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

When: November 11th @ 5.30pm
Where: Tauranga Boys College

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

COVID permitting our schedule of operas continues with our final opera for the year:
La Cambiale di Matrimonio on Thursday 2nd December.

Floral Art Group

Come along, meet the group and see what happens at a monthly meeting of the Tauranga Floral Art Group.

Meetings are held (generally) on the second Wednesday of each month (10am-12.00 noon), and on the Saturday following the second Wednesday of each month (9.30am-11.30am). Meetings include workshops and demonstrations.

 

Fundamentals of Painting: 5 Week Course

Tuesday  afternoons over 5 weeks.

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

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

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

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

Time: 1pm – 3.30pm.

Venue: Classes held at The Artery Space at The Incubator

Cost: $260

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

Any questions
Contact Damien directly: bopatelierpainting@gmail.com

Venue: Classes held at The Artery Space at The Incubator

Bring Paper towels or cotton rags with you. Basic starting materials are supplied, guidance on any other purchases will be given during the course You are more than welcome to bring your own paints and brushes. Tea and coffee are supplied, a café is a few doors down the road.

Genealogy Support Tauranga Library

Want some help with Family History Research?

Call in at one of the Library Drop In Genealogy Help sessions hosted by local genealogy experts.

No booking necessary.

Bring along your laptop if you have one and any details you have already collected.

Genealogy Research Assistance

Tauranga Library

Where:  Nga Wahi Rangahau Collection, 1st floor, Tauranga Library, Willow St, Tauranga
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 10am – 12noon
On call help
Give one of our genealogists a call to negotiate a time that suits.

Tauranga Bird Club Night

Interested in birds and breeding them ?
Want to learn more ?

The club has regular meetings on the second Monday of the month

Day: Meetings on Mondays
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Matua Hall, Levers Road, Otumoetai

Contact the Tauranga Bird Club:
Phone:  Sheryl 027 216 3568
Email: sheryl@barons.co.nz

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

Tauranga Stamp Club

Meetings

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

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

Calendar of events 2021

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

Drawing For Pleasure: Tauranga Society of Artists

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

Second and Fourth Monday Mornings of each month

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

Contact:   Convenor – Audrey Naismith, 544 3068

Honest Liars Improv Comedy Jam

A New Year and New Laughs.
Bring the gang and come out for some hilarious comedy improv.

Hilarious Comedy Improvisation like “Whose Line is it Anyway.”
Nothing scripted, suggestions from the audience inspire scenes for the show. Spontaneous, entertaining and fun. Anything can happen and often does.
Clever, quick-witted, and charming. Dumb, silly, and potentially offensive.
Both statements equally define an Honest Liars Improv Show. The audience suggestions make up the content of the show. Fun comedy games such as World Worst, Props and Emotional Symphony are sure to delight audiences.

When: 1st Sunday of the month    6pm music 7pm show
Where: The Jam Factory, Historic Village
Cost: $15

A great night out for a group of friends. Honest Liars are the Bay of Plenty’s only comedy improv troupe. Evolving from a group of players from Papamoa, this group has grown to doing commercial shows, performing for events and parties and offers corporate improv training for businesses.

BYO or check out the great new bar across the way – Mood Lounge.

 

Textured Earrings Workshop

This great one-day class is a fast and creative class, ideal for beginners or those with limited experience, although experienced students are also welcome!

Students will practice making earrings (studs or drops) in copper or brass then make a pair (or more) of textured silver earrings in sterling silver. If time and interest allow, students can use the same techniques to create simple pendants to suspend on a chain or cord. They will learn cutting, texturing, forming and soldering and finishing techniques to make beautiful, wearable pieces for themselves or for gifting to a lucky person.

Tutor: Tom Richards
Date: 7th November 2021
Time: 10.30 – 4.30pm
Venue: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Cost: $185 and includes practice materials and some silver, extra materials, solid silver chains and cord are available to purchase in the workshop.

This is a one-day class aimed at either providing an enjoyable and creative experience with great results, or providing a good grounding in basic jewellery techniques and earring hook making for those who want to develop their skills.

Kids aged 12 and up (or so) are welcome to attend the class, but any person under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an enrolled parent or caregiver.
Only 10 places available.

Book your place athttps://www.workspacestudios.co.nz/nationwideclasses

Ninja Knits Hook Up

Monthly Sunday morning get together for knitters and crocheters. We spend the morning motivating and inspiring each other while teaching each other new tricks. We meet at The Incubator in the Historic Village on 17th Ave, Tauranga. Tea and coffee are provided and there is a fantastic Whipped Baker cafe in the Village (good donuts!)

There is a koha jar for a small contribution towards the venue.

Date/time: Every first Sunday of the month from 9am to 12pm. All welcome.

We’re a social collective of mad yarn bombers, sultry stitchers, happy hookers and arty nutters. We share yarns, both woolly and tall, laugh heaps, swap patterns, show off our latest projects and have found there is nothing a good needling won’t fix. All are welcome to come and join in. We can even teach you crochet or knitting…

Ask to join our Facebook group

Or check out our Facebook page

Textured Rings Workshop

One Day Workshop

This great one-day class.  Ideal for beginners or those with limited experience, however experienced students are also welcome!  Students will practice making a simple textured or polished ring in either copper or brass. Then move onto making one or more silver rings from start to finish. They will learn measuring, texturing, soldering and finishing techniques to make beautiful, wearable rings!

Tutor: Tom Richards
Date: 6th Nov 2021
Time: 10.30 – 4.30pm
Venue: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Cost: $185 including practice metal and some silver, extra materials are available to purchase in the workshop if time allows for you to make more rings.

Students can choose from creating simple textured, stamped or polished rings in flat metal, or adding in stacking rings in wire and bar. More experienced students may wish to make a wider ring, or a series of rings, perhaps in a tapered form or including finer details and finishing.

This is a one-day class aimed at either providing a enjoyable and creative experience with great results, or an excellent grounding in basic jewellery techniques for those wanting to pick up the activity. As this is only a one-day class we will be providing a set range of widths for your ring bands so as to make the project enjoyable and achievable.

Kids aged 12 and up (or so) are welcome to attend the class, but any person under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an enrolled parent or caregiver. Only 10 places available , book your place at: https://www.workspacestudios.co.nz/nationwideclasses

The Artery Print Club

A group of like minded printmaking enthusiasts who get together on the first Friday of every month.

We meet in the Artery Art Learning Space which is part of the Incubator Creative Hub in Tauranga’s Historic Village.

There is plenty of space for many to work collectively with great company, motivating and inspiring each other while teaching each other new tricks. We have a great press. Please bring your own tools and materials.

Tea and coffee provided and there is a fantastic Whipped Baker cafe in the Village – good donuts!

Please bring a $5 contribution fee towards the venue and equipment.

Join our Facebook page for updates:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/219876665350266/

When: 1st  Friday of every month

Time: 1 pm -5 pm
Cost: $5

Social atmosphere. Tea and coffee provided.

We welcome any print makers to join in. Meet other printers and connect.

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.

Tauranga Writers: Work in Progress

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

MONTHLY WORK-IN-PROGRESS

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

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

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

DIY Christmas Craft 

Counting down to Christmas already? Come along to your nearest library, get creative and make your own Christmas cards or decorations at DIY Christmas Craft. We’ll provide craft bits and pieces to start you off—feel free to bring materials you may want to use as well.

Open to all ages. Young children will require accompanying adults’ assistance.
Free. No bookings needed, just drop in!

Please note: these sessions will only take place in Alert Level 1.

Mount Maunganui Library 

Thursday, 4 November
3:30pm-5pm

Tauranga Library

Saturday, 6 November
10:30am-12pm

Greerton Library 

Thursday, 11 November
3:30pm-5pm

Pāpāmoa Library

Saturday, 13 November
10:30am-12pm

Intro to Brush Lettering Workshop

A fun and relaxed workshop for hand-lettering enthusiasts who would like to learn the basics of modern brush calligraphy. A strong focus on te reo Māori (workshop will be bilingual), but all levels of te reo Māori learners are welcome. Aroha of Maimoa Creative is a calligrapher and designer who creates unique typography designs.

You will be introduced to basic strokes, tips and techniques, and create a final print of a whakataukī/proverb/quote to take home and gift or display in your kāinga (home).

All materials provided, and participants will receive a set of worksheets and material list if they wish to continue their journey at home.

For ages 18+.

When: Thursday 4th November 1.30pm – 3pm

Where: Please note: this event will go ahead at L2 at Willow & Wharf Temporary Event Space (Corner of Willow and Wharf street).

Cost: FREE

Simple Sewing – Learning the Basics

Five Week Course

Is your relationship with your sewing machine in its infancy, or have your skills become a little rusty? Gain confidence with easy cures for common sewing machine troubles.   This is an introductory course to the basics of sewing on a domestic sewing machine including up-cycling fabric with a creative flair.

Students will learn how to set up a machine, use different stitches and sewing techniques, including troubleshooting.  Participants will learn how to cut fabric and sew without a pattern to produce their own original creations.   Learn about taking measurements and explore recycling fabric to help save the planet.

Once the basics are mastered, the students will get the opportunity to try out different seam types and simple construction to make basic projects (such as a cushion or tote bag). Then move onto a second project which could be a small girls skirt or a short kaftan to wear.

Tutor: Orna Amir
Dates:  Thursdays 4th November – 2nd December
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Cost: $110.00
All Materials Supplied.  Students will need to bring their own machines and machine needles. If you have a treasured fabric to use, bring that as well.

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

BOOK HERE

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

Absolute Beginners Watercolour with Nick Eggleston

Classes over Four Weeks 

With simple easy to understand practice paintings, you’ll begin to understand how watercolour really works, get comfortable with your paints, and hopefully come up with ideas for new creations. You will be building up colour from plain water to a saturated paint mix. Learn how to use just one colour to achieve different values, looking to create a seamless effect, popularly known as “ombré.

Join this easy and pleasurable workshop and focus on improving your skills.  Meet other creative’s who are working on the same level; to share ideas and inspiration.

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 Wednesday Nights – 3rd to 24th November 2021
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Cost: $195.00
All Materials Supplied

BOOK HERE
or email: info@theincubator.co.nz

A practical guide to learn the fundamental skills needed for watercolour, with Nick Eggleston, one of our awesome resident tutors! He 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.

Law Series Tauranga: Property

Library Law Series starting in September.
Come and hear from an experienced lawyers on topics such as Wills, Buying & Selling real estate (focus on 1st home buyers), Relationship Property, Enduring powers of attorney and Family Trust.

It’s free and open to all.

Property

New Zealanders like to own their own homes and, for most of us, it’ll be our biggest investment. Whether you are buying or selling for the first time or not, you will want the experience to be positive and rewarding. This session will cover different ways property can be sold, the process of buying and selling and important pre-purchase investigations purchasers should carry out.

Tauranga Library

Property – Wednesday, 3 November 2021 from 5.30–6.30pm

Register Here

 

Tauranga South Garden Club

The first Wednesday of the month, the group holds their monthly meeting, where there is usually a guest speaker plus an exhibition space for members to show the results of their gardening activities.

This is a friendly, mixed gender, social garden group.  Guys are most welcome too.

The second Wednesday of the month, there is usually a garden focused walk.

Monthly meeting: 1st Wednesday of the month
Time: 1.30pm – 3pm
Place: Central Baptist Church, Cnr 13th Ave& Cameron Rd, Tauranga
Contact: Margaret  578 1017

The Past and The Curious:

Topic:  TBA

Monthly Show and Tell Talks:

Get a close-up look at items that are normally locked away, through entertaining show-and-tell talks with Tauranga City Library Heritage Specialists.

On the 1st Wednesday of the month from 1:15-2pm in Ngā Wāhi Rangahau/Research Collections on the first floor of Tauranga Library.

Free, no booking necessary.

Tauranga Patchwork & Quilters Group

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

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

Facebook link

For more information contact:

Contact: Denise Lee

Phone:  027 291 9917

Emailtaurangaquilters@gmail.com

NZ Sign Language

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

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

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

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

Tauranga Civic Choir

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

All voices welcome, especially tenors and basses.

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

Contact: Julia 575 0538

Learn Bachata Sensual

Come to enjoy Bachata Sensual.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tauranga Rock ‘n’ Roll Club

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

Relaxed social evening of dancing.

Lessons

Lessons run in 5 week blocks on Mondays throughout the year.
Time: 6.45pm – 7.30pm
Cost: $30 per 5 week block

Social/Club Dancing

Day: Mondays
Time: 7.00 pm
Venue: Mount Senior Citizens Club, 345 Maunganui Road, Mt Maungnaui

Cost: Members Fees have been set at $35 per year with NO door charge for Tauranga Club Members.
Visiting club members on producing their club card will pay $3.
Non Club Members will pay $5. 

Visitors are most welcome.

Italian Classes

When: Monday evenings 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Start Date
: 22nd February 2021: 5 initial sessions

Duration: 5 weeks

Where: Multicultural Centre, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Tutor: Isabella

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

Rhythm ‘n’ Fun Line Dancing

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

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

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

NB: There are Classes in Arataki on Wednesdays

Pastel Painting – Tauranga Society of Artists

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

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

Morning 9.30 – 12.00

Afternoon 12.00 – 4.00

Convenor is Mary McTavish
Emailjhmemcts@gmail.com

Free English Language Classes

These group classes  provide free English tuition to all-comers, whatever their immigration or visa status. The aim is to provide life based vocab and structures to improve communication skills so friendships can be formed in the wider community. All ages and all levels of English are welcome.  Just turn up  find the level that suits you.
No classes during the school holidays.

Monday Morning Classes

9.30 – 11.30am in the Foyer.

ESOL and Christian Conversation.

Contact Heather Waldegrave for further information ph 578 8486.

Holy Trinity ESOL

Phone: 578 7718

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

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

Medieval Sword Fighting

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

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

Where: Memorial Park, Tauranga
When: Sundays 1.30pm

For info:

Tauranga Fuchsia Group

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

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

All are welcome to the monthly meetings.

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

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

How To Use Stencils For Your DIY Projects

Want to stencil like a pro? Paint Me Vintage is here to help!

Stencils are a great way to personalise something and can be used over and over again with any paint colour you like, so work out to be a really cost effective tool to have.

Here’s our latest How To Video – ‘How To Use Stencils For Your DIY Projects’.

In this video we do a quick and easy fix to update an old wooden box, using the stencil ‘Au Petit Jardin, the small garden’.

A range of stencils and tools and paint, is all available at our new shop/workshop space at
84 Saint John St (between 10th and 11th Avenue), Tauranga Central 
Or you can purchase online.

Stone Carving for Beginners

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

Tutor: Rex O’Brien

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

Dates: 30th and 31st October 2021 (One full Weekend)
Time: 9am – 4pm
Cost: $295

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

Taoist Tai Chi Beginner & Advanced Classes

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

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

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

or phone 02 150 0320 (Margie)

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

 

Chess Tauranga

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

Standard chess rules apply.
Includes casual games.

Just visit and see if chess is for you!

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

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

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

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

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 

Tauranga Latin Dance Night – Class & Social

Join us at 7:30pm for a fun night out at the Barrel Room with a beginners dance class to start the night off, then free social dancing until late.
The dance styles we teach are Kizomba and Bachata, and the social dancing music includes Kizomba, Bachata, Salsa and Ghetto Zouk.
Entry to the dance class is $12 which includes a free house beer or wine. No partner needed as we rotate. If you just want to come for the social dancing – that’s completely free.
We look forward to seeing you there!
When: Thursdays 7.30pm until late
Where: The Barrel Room, 26 Wharf Street, Tauranga
Cost: $12 (includes free house beer or wine)

Paint & Wine Night : The Scream

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
Date: Thursday 28th October 2021
Time: 7pm to 9pm (Arrive for 6:45pm, painting starts at 7 pm)
Cost: $49
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

Paintvine Events:

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Bay City Rockers

Rock’n’Roll plus other popular dances, including waltz, & some line dancing. Our emphasis is on having fun, dancing and meeting new people. Small charge & supper provided.

Day : Thursday Evenings
Time: 7pm-9.30pm
Place: Senior Citizens Hall, Norris Street, Tauranga
Cost: $3 includes supper

Contact
: Gavin 027 643 6222
Emailbaycityrockerstga@gmail.com
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Bay-City-Rockers-Social-Dance-Group-866459043500643

 

Keynotes Women’s Barbershop Chorus

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

Clay & Wine: RRR Memory Pot Fundraising

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

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

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

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

When: Thursday 28th October 2021 from 6pm-8pm
Where: Godard Centre, Devonport Rd, Tauranga
Cost: $40  The price  includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice

Click Here to book your workshop

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Multicultural Conversational English

English classes for all visa holders on Thursdays

When: Thursdays 10am – 12pm
Where: Multicultural Centre, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Tutor: Mark

For details:
Contact Multicultural Tauranga
Tuesday to Thursday
Ph: 07 571 6419
Email: enquiries@trmc.co.nz
Website: www.trmc.co.

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

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

Society of Artists: Oil Painting

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

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

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

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

For more details:

Karen Pritchard – 544 6574 or 021 197.3737

Kickstart Toastmasters Club Tauranga

Nervous about speaking in public ?

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

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

Kickstart Toastmasters holds a weekly club meeting where everyone gets a chance to improve their public speaking, listening and leadership skills. We always have a laugh and the café upstairs opens at 6:00 am giving you time to buy a coffee and/or breakfast that can be enjoyed during the meeting.

Guests welcome – we offer three free attendances per person before signup, giving you a really good chance to find out what Toastmasters and our club is all about. No pressure to speak so come along and enjoy the atmosphere.

Day:  Thursday
Time: 07:00am –  8:00am
Venue:  Base Station – Babbage Room, 148 Durham Street, Tauranga
Contact Phone/Txt : 022 390 2216 (Stan)

Website: http://www.kickstarttoastmasters.co.nz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kickstart.Toastmasters.Club/

 

  

For other Toastmaster groups in the Bay of Plenty:
https://letslearn.co.nz/toastmasters/

How to Craft a Short Film

Join Gary Davies (writer/director) and Simone Ashton (producer) for all the tips and tricks to getting your short film from Script to Screen using Gary’s recent short films (Augmented and Be Quiet) as case studies. Be part of the NZ premiere of Be Quiet which is currently touring the international festival circuit, winning multiple awards and nominations.

There will be lots of opportunities for a Q&A with the team as well as the chance to walk away with a 1 hour advice session with Gary and Simone on your next Short film project!

When: Wednesday 27 October, from 6:30pm
Where: Village Cinema, Historic Village, Tauranga
Book your spot here

Brought to you by Tauranga Independent Film Industry Nights & Events

Morris Dancing

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

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

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

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

Clay & Wine: Breakfast Set

Making a breakfast set such as a bowl cup and plate requires you to work with three different techniques and when finished will give you a feeling of accomplishment. Lots of fun these workshops and you will be shown how to complete you set

The price for this workshop is $40. This includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice

instruction

Law Series Tauranga: Wills & Trusts

Library Law Series
Come and hear from an experienced lawyers on topics such as Wills, Buying & Selling real estate (focus on 1st home buyers), Relationship Property, Enduring powers of attorney and Family Trust.

It’s free and open to all.

Topic 1:  Wills & Trusts

Your will is one of the most important documents you can prepare during your lifetime. A Will lets you say how you want your property dealt with when you die. Once you die, everything you own, and everything you owe, is called your estate. Anyone of sound mind who is at least 18 years old can make a will. Your will also appoints guardians, lists your beneficiaries and sets out your last wishes. This presentation informs you about making a will and how your estate is administered.

Family Trusts can/may be used for a variety of reasons. If you are in business, they offer protection from creditors and an opportunity to split income between family members. They protect the interests of future generations and can avoid estate litigation. Many people want to know about whether they will help with rest home subsidies. We have worked with Family Trusts for many years and can tell you how they work, why you might want them and what they can achieve. We will also look at how you administer a Trust.

Tauranga Library: Wed, 27 October 2021 from 5.30–6.30pm

NB:  This will only take place under level 1.
If you have family or friends that would benefit from getting this information, feel free to share this invite with others who may be interested.

Creative Art Therapies Practitioner Training

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colouring Clubs – Tauranga

Adult Colouring Clubs

Come along and enjoy a relaxing, social colouring session at a library near you. Bring your own colouring book and equipment; or give it a go using our basic materials supplied.

All sessions are free of charge. For more information, please call 07 577 7177.
Tauranga Library

On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
from 10.30-11.30am

Also at Pāpāmoa Library

On the 3rd Thursday of the month
from 10.30-11.30am

Tauranga Embroiderers’ Guild

The guild meets:

Day:  Wednesdays
Time: 10am – 2.30pm  and  7.00pm – 9.30pm.
Location: Tauranga Rowing Club, Devonport Road, Tauranga

Contact: Carol 0273 485 875 or 07 466 0075

Email: taurangaembroiderersguild@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/taurangaembroiderersguild

Happy people say:

* A great place to meet new like minded people & learn new stitches.

Portraiture – Tauranga Society of Artists

Portraiture with Robin Purllant

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

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

Every Second and Fourth Wednesday Morning of each month

Morning 9.30 – 12.00

Walk-In English ESOL Evening Class

These group classes  provide free English tuition to all-comers, whatever their immigration or visa status.  The aim is to provide life based vocab and structures to improve communication skills so friendships can be formed in the wider community.  All ages and all levels of English are welcome.  Just turn up  find the level that suits you.

Contact Janice Bailey on 027 282 3921

Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9.15 pm:

Venue:  Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Road, Tauranga

Phone: 578 7718

 

 

Tauranga Toastmasters

Tauranga Toastmasters provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

We’re back to physical meeting at  7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start every Tuesday evening at Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard Building at 72 Keith Allen Drive Sulphur Point from 2nd of June 2020.

Come along for your three FREE visits and see how Tauranga Toastmasters can benefit you. We look forward to having you join us on Tuesday evening!

Guests are Warmly Welcomed!

Each member has taken the plunge and stepped through the Toastmasters door for a myriad of personal reasons; which makes us a very supportive team with oodles of personality, fun, and enthusiasm. Some of which have been members for several months, and some for (more than) several years! As a guest, there is no expectation for you to jump in head first – only when you are ready to.

At Tauranga Toastmasters you will receive encouragement to attain your personal goals.

 

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

 

Poetry Club: Read Between the Wines

The theme for this month: Protests

Next Tuesday 26th Oct at 7.00pm we meet again for another evening of poetry, discussion, companionship and questionable humour. The theme if you wish to write to it is ‘Protest’ in whatever form you choose. Bring refreshments, poetry, ideas, and a $5.00 koha.

We welcome emerging and established poets and lovers of poems to come along to a supportive collective in a relaxed atmosphere.

Come along to share your poetry, and listen and enjoy poetry in all its forms.

The last of Tuesday of every month, 7:00 pm – $5 koha
New poets and poetry lovers always welcome.
Bring some nibbles and wine, of course!

Join our Facebook group page here for updates

Wine & Clay: Xmas Gifts & Decorations

Several evenings when the focus is on making Christmas decorations and gifts.
However, you do not have to follow the theme if you would rather make a different item.

Dates: October 21st and 26th

Cost: Adults $40, children (8-14) $35 per session

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

Click Here to book your workshop

Running Successful Remote Meetings

Powering On with the Venture Centre

Now more than ever, it’s vital to know how to run and participate in a successful remote meeting. It’s not always as simple as clicking the ‘Join’ button for a Zoom or Google Meet call. There’s a lot more to it than you may think!

This workshop is for people who use video conferencing tools to communicate with their team. It’s aimed towards helping people ensure their remote meetings are productive and successful, whether it’s an on-boarding, new team hiring, general brainstorming or upskilling session. Also, this workshop isn’t just for those leading the meetings! Everyone who participates in remote meetings can benefit from this.

Here are a few things you can expect to learn from the workshop:

  • Understand the most productive way to start and finish meetings.
  • Create opportunities for team members to connect during meetings.
  • Remember basic etiquette guidelines when being part of a remote meeting.
  • Ensure everyone in the call has a chance to contribute their ideas.

About the presenter!

Jackie is the Director of RippleEd – a business providing programmes that help businesses design and deliver learning experiences that positively impact learners, their workplace and the community.

She has a Masters in Education and is a qualified secondary teacher with a background in teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) and Japanese. She’s also an accredited CQ (Cultural Intelligence) and EC (Emotional Capability) trainer!

So what are you waiting for? Come along and walk away with top tips for your next remote meeting!

When: Oct 26 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Where: Base Station, 148 Durham St, Tauranga
Cost:  Free

Presented by: Venture Centre

 

Clay Workshops in the Morning

Workshops are held in the morning: 10am – noon

Clay Workshops:
Tues 19th October: Jewellery
Tuesday 21st October:  Busts
Tuesday 26th October: Garden

Mums and Pre-Schoolers:
Wednesday 28th July 2021
Thursday 8th  July 2021

School Holiday Programme:
Wednesday 13th October 2021
Thursday 14th October 2021
Friday 15th October 2021

Children’s Workshops:
Saturday 16th & 23rd & 30th October  2021

Cost: Adults $40, children (8-14) $35

Click Here to book your workshop