APlace to Bee: Free and friendly craft session 11am-1pm, Thursday at the Lighthouse Church, knitting, crochet, adult colouring and handmade cards. Mel 027 576 3105. Alcoholics Anonymous Papamoa group open meeting: Salvation Army, Eversham Rd, Thursdays 7.30pm. Ph 0800 229 6757.
Alcoholics Anonymous: 7.30pm, Tauranga Christian Fellowship Hall, 934 Cameron Rd. Ph 544 4465.
Arataki Omanu Scouts: Scout 10.5 to 14-year-olds, 6-8pm, Arataki Omanu Scout Hall, Moa Park, Valley Rd. ChristineMcCahill 572 2606. Bay City Rockers Social Dance Group: Thursdays from 7.30-9.30pm at Senior Citizens Hall, Norris St. Ph Gavin 027 643 6222.
Bolivia Tauranga Bridge Club:
Ngatai Rd. Tuition, cards, cuppa. 12.50pm. Toby 543 5358. Bowel cancer support group:
Support group open to anyone living with bowel cancer, and/or their carer. Meet 10-11.30am second Thursday of each month— Cancer Society’s Tauranga office, 111 Cameron Rd. Ph 571 2035.
Capoeira Tauranga: Brazilian Martial Art combining elements of dance, acrobatics and music. Thursdays 7pm. The Martial Arts Academy, 154 First Ave West. Scott 578 5344.
ChenWuKuan Kung Fu: Traditional Chinese Shaolin kung fu developing strength, stamina and flexibility. Seniors 12 and over, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7.30pm; Juniors 7-12yrs old, Fridays 4.30-5.30pm, The Martial Arts Academy, 154 First Ave West. Ray 022 077 6484, firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Kids Ages 4-7yrs, Tuesdays 4-4.50pm. Ages 8-11yrs, Tuesdays 5-6pm and Thursdays 4-5pm, The Martial Arts Academy, 154 First Ave West. Phone 578 5344, email@example.com
Craft Club: Every Thursday 9am2.30pm. All crafts welcome at Arataki Community Centre Bayfair. Ladies come along and be inspired by what others are doing. Jan 021 062 3660.
Creative Art Therapy: 1-4pm Papamoa Library, for people with experience of mental illness. Ph 578 6934. Friendlywalking group: For age 60+ in Papamoa East. Beachaven Community House, 9am. Naarah 542 1725. Hassles with housing: Having hassles with housing, landlords, flatmates or government departments? Free drop in clinic on Thursdays from 5.30-7.30pm at Baywide Community Law Offices, 63 Willow St. Joseph Campbell Round Table:
First Thursday, philosophy book club. 7.30-9pm at Astrolabe map room. Emily 021 662 852. Keynotes 4 part harmony Women’s Chorus: 6.45pm at Wesley Church Hall. Nora 544 2714.
Living Without Violence: Free
courses. Katharina ph 577 6019.
Mainly Music: St Enoch’s Church every Thursday at 9.30am. Ph 578 3040. Mainly Music: Holy Trinity 9.30am and 10.30am. Ph 577 9664.
Maungatapu/Welcome Bay Plunket Playgroup: 9.30-11.30am, Welcome Bay Plunket rooms. Jandhe 544 8321.
Mount Art Group 9am— 1pm, St Peters Hall Victoria Street Mount Maunganui. New members welcome that are interested in painting or drawing. More info Rita 542 2070. More Than Crafts: Greerton Bible Church on Thursdays 9.30am start during school terms. Ph Ruth on 543 4879. Mount Maunganui Creative Fibre:
Meet at Arataki Community Centre every Thursday 9am-1pm. Jan 574 1265. Mount Maunganui RSA Bowls:
Monday and Thursday evenings, names in by 6.30, play starts 7pm. All welcome. Phone Diane 575 3480.
Otumoetai Golf: New members welcome with free coaching offered. Men and women’s nine-hole competition, 8am with 9am start. Ph Graeme 576 2436. Otumoetai TennisClub: Adult tennis 9am— 10.30am Bellevue Park. Windsor Road. New players and visitors welcome. (Coaching available.) Ph Pam 570 0302 Papamoa 50s Plus Support Group:
Second and fourth Thursdays at 11am. Beachaven Family Services ph 542 1725. Papamoa 500 Card Club: Every Thursday at 12.45pm. Gordon Spratt Reserve. Dave 575 5887. Pleasant Point Garden Club: First Thursday of month at 1.30pm. For more information Claire Spiers 544 1289. Polish Club: Any person of Polish origin or interest welcome to join. Ph Halina 575 8971. Saintly Shakers Preschool Music: 10am every Thursday morning at St Mary’sChurch, Bayfair. Music, dance, play, socialise. $3 per family, includes morning tea. Ph 575 9945.
Salsa on the Strand: Bay Salsa intro class, 8pm followed by social dancing. Thursday at La Mexica. Really social, no partner required, drinks specials. All welcome. $2 entry (members free) www.baysalsa.co.nz
Seniors Tennis: At Tauranga Lawn Tennis club, Wharepai Domain for ages 35+, starts 9-11.30am, $3 ball fee, Senior Ballroom Dancing Club:
Mount Maunganui RSA 10.30am. Doreen 574 6754. Simplee Cre8ive: Ladies craft group. All craftswelcome at Arataki Community Hall every Thursday 9am2.30pm. Bring your craft, $6 and lunch for great social day out. Jan 021 062 3660. Single Parents Walking Group:
Mount Maunganui and Tauranga. Chantelle 570 0198.
Social bridge: Thursdays at 1pm. Tauranga Bridge Club. Sunshine Dance Group: Learn sequence dancing at a friendly club, 7-8.30pm, Baptist Church Hall, cnr 13th Ave and Cameron Rd. $2pp entrance includes supper. Jan 544 4379. Sydenham Botanic Park garden group: Thursdays, 10am-12pm at 6 Millers Rd Brookfield. Light gardening to tidy the park. Bring own tools. Brian 021 122 8735. Table Tennis Tauranga: Memorial HallQEYC 11TH Ave, 1-3pm social grades, 3-6.45pm junior club, 7-8.30pm business house league, 7-9pm club night social/competitive, ph Paul 021 884 021.
Tai Chi Qigong: Thursday 9.30 am. Memorial Park. Yvonne 027 571 3368
Tai Chi Qigong: Pyes Pa Community Hall 10.45am. Eric 577-0473.
Tai Chi Qigong: Papamoa Sports and Recreation Centre, 2-3pm. Ph Trevor 576 7731.
Tai Chi: Practice group meets Methodist Church hall, 13th Ave every Thursday at 9.30am. Lee 578 2342.
Tauranga Bowling Club: Twilight Bowls 6pm. Bowls and free coaching provided. Aimed at social, nonbowlers. Ron Henderson 5711661. Tauranga Breast Cancer Support Service: 1pm, 56 Christopher St. Lea 571 3346.
Tauranga BridgeClub: Social bridge, 1pm, clubrooms, 252 Ngatai Rd. Ph 576 5022. Tauranga Cake Decorators’ Guild:
Third Thursday at Lyceum Club, First Ave at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome. Tania 575 4383. Tauranga Creative Fibre: Second/ fourth Thursdays, 7-9pm, Arts and Crafts Centre. Shirley 577 0188.
Tauranga HarbourCity Lions (ladies club): Meets second and fourth Thursdays at LyceumClub. Wendy 576 2505.
Tauranga Heart Support Group:
9.30-10.45am Thursdays at City Church. Dianne 576 5031. Tauranga MachineKnitters Club:
Fourth Thursday, 1.30pm, Wesley Methodist Church, 13th Ave. Ph 578 6230. Tauranga Meditation Class:
Thursdays at Greerton Library 7pm. Everyone welcome $15. www.meditateintauranga.org Tauranga Photographic Society:
Arts & Craft Centre, Elizabeth Street West, on first and third Thursday of each month, 7.30pm. Tauranga Storytellers’ Group: Meet last Thursdays. Ph Claire 577 7220. Tauranga Porcelain Artists Assn:
9am, Art and Craft Centre. Kaye 576 5883. Tauranga Model Railway Club:
Meets every Thursday at 7.30pm in the club rooms, cnr of Cross Rd and Mirrielees Rd, Sulphur Point. Ed 543
1108. Tauranga Te Papa ProbusClub:
Meets first Thursdays at 9.30am at Daniels in the Park. Ph Robbie 578 1051. Tennis Seniors 35+ Club: Tauranga Lawn Tennis Club from 9am-12pm, exercise and new friends. Te Puke Sporting Rifle Club: Every Thursday night from 7pm at Te Puke small bore range. Ph Gerran 574 4531.
Toastmasters: Kickstart Club. Breakfast meeting 7-8.15am at Alimento Cafe, on first Ave. Ph Helen 571 6181 or Stephen 570 2020.
Alcoholics meeting every Anonymous: Friday night Open 7.30pm at Hamner 0800 Aquinas 229 Clinic, College 6757. 1235 Badminton: Cameron Rd. Friday Ph evenings College Action 6.30-8.30pm Centre. Aquinas Ph Colin 021 139 Arataki 2598. Artists: 9am-12pm, now meet 574 7576. at Arataki Community Centre, ph Bowls Street. Club Mount days— Maunganui: Tuesday Tawa and Friday, noon start. Names in by 11am. Visitors welcome. Phone 575 3838. Cancer Society— Relaxation series: 2-3.30pm. 111 Cameron Rd. Ph 571 2035.
ChenWuKuan Kung Fu: Juniors, 4.30-5.30pm Fridays, school terms only, The Martial Arts Academy, 154 First Ave West, phone 578 5344, www.tmaa.co.nz Chess Tauranga: Fridays 5-7pm includes casual and standard length chess. Standard chess rules, Tauranga RSA. Werner 548 1111. www.westernbopchess.weebly.com Children’s traditional Thai Kickboxing: Fridays 4.30-5.30pm at The Martial Arts Academy, 154 First Ave. Ph 021 050 0574.
Club Mount Maunganui Indoor Bowls: 45 Kawaka St. Draw 6.45pm. Ph Jim 572 1983.
Croquet: At Tauranga Domain on Friday, Sunday and Tuesday at 12.45. Peter 571 0633. Documentary nights: Every second Friday at 7pm. Many interesting and thought provoking subjects covered. Kim 576 9427. Justice of the Peace free clinics:
Fridays 12-2pm Tauranga Library, NZ Room, 10am-12pm Katikati Resource Centre, Greerton Library on Fridays from 2-4pm, 10am-12pm Bethlehem Community Church, 11.30am-1.30pm Mount Manganui Library. Mah Jong— Mount Maunganui:
Every Friday at St Andews Church Hall, Dee St, 12-45-4pm, come join our friendly club. Joy 578 7310.
Capoeira on a Thursday night.