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Oriana Singers Choir

Summer Yoga in the Park: Mount & Otumoetai

Community Yoga Class – with a Guest Teacher

Aircraft Restoration

Attention Tutors: Room for Hire

English Evening Classes

Cake Decorating Classes



Mindful Spanish Classes

Communication beyond language.

Social Economics: Going Deeper

Hosted by Leo Murray

Tauranga Waste Free Living Workshop

Why should you care ?

Free Computing Courses

Toi-Ohomai

Beginner & Intermediate Spanish

On Going Classes

Mount Scottish Country Dance Club

Beginner classes and general dancing

Senior Ballroom Dancing

You’re Always Learning in the Garden

says Sarah O’Neill

Circus Skills – Acrobatics & Juggling

Fitness, Focus & Fun

Arthritis Self-Management Workshop

Emotional Well-being, Communication & Goals

Tauranga Bird Club

Free Coffee Appreciation Workshop

Free community education workshop

Insights into Emotional Intelligence Course – Life Skills

An Introduction to NLP Concepts

Challenge of Chess

… for the whole family …

Carolie’s Culinaire

Cheese Making and Cookery Classes

Mount Yoga Studio

Taoist Tai Chi Society – Bay of Plenty

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

Dance Classes for Adults

Mindful Living

Mind body calm and clarity

Cards 500

At the Mount

LOL Laughter Wellness

Laughter is the best medicine for the soul !

Friends of the Tauranga Libraries

Monthly meetings at the 4 libraries

Waste-free Parenting

Learn about waste free parenting, reusable products and recycling.

Boomerang Bags – Sewing Bee

Tackle plastic pollution at the grassroots level

Tauranga Bridge Club

Lessons for Beginners

DIY Workshops

Tauranga Woodcrafters Guild

Tennis Coaching with Rod

For complete beginners through to people who want to improve their skills…

Reformer & Mat Pilates

Pilates at Mount Maunganui

NLP (Neuro Linguistic programming)

If you want to have more self-awareness, have less fear, be more confident and less judgmental then this course is for you.

Shadow Beekeeping

Follow us on our beehive inspections

Falun Dafa

Samba Drumming

Brazilian style percussion group

Calligraphy

Discover the different scripts

French with Shelley – Intermediate

For those who enjoy speaking French, then this is the class for you

French with Shelley – Advanced

French with Shelley – Advanced

French With Shelley – Next Step after Beginners

Confidence Builder – Class for those who have completed the 10 week beginner course.

French with Shelley – Beginners

French Class for beginners

Events

Scottish Country Dancing Mt Maunganui

Beginner Classes and General dancing
Come along to try us out.

Woodcrafters

About Us: We are a group of hobby woodworkers keen to share our love of wood and our skills with one another and with anyone who would like to join our community.
We live in a country with beautiful timbers and with a long tradition of do-it-yourself creativity.

Our Club has been active since 1987, and we have some 70 members, of all ages and skills levels.
We have built up a well equipped workshop of good woodworking machinery and hand tools.

The major event of our year is our Annual Show, when we put our finished work on display for the public to enjoy and perhaps to purchase; along with live displays of some of our crafts in action.

We have special interest groups which each meet monthly covering the skills of
Carving,
Cabinet-Making,
Intarsia,
Marquetry,
Scroll sawing,
Woodturning.

The full Club also meets once a month for activities and demonstrations across the varied disciplines, and for wider fellowship among members.
Visitors are very welcome at this meeting and for those thinking of joining the club it is an excellent venue to meet other Guild members and perhaps complete the membership paperwork.

Falun Dafa

Purify the Body and Calm the Mind

Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a traditional self-cultivation practice based on the universal principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance. Easy to learn, the practice includes four gentle standing exercises to purify the body and a seated meditation to calm the mind.

Around the world, millions of people from all walks of life and all ages have taken up the practice and report dramatic health improvements, clarity of thought, more energy and a deeper spiritual awareness.

True health comes from cultivating both mind and body.

Free to learn.

Please join our Free, Easy to Learn Exercise Sessions in the Parks as follows:

Exercises 1 to 4 only. Duration – 1x hour.  Look for the Blue and White Banner.

1st and 2nd Sundays – Memorial Park by the fountain, enter from Devonport Rd

3rd Sunday – Papamoa Domain near car park below Bluebiyou Restaurant

4th Sunday – Marine Parade, near cenotaph opposite Pacific Ave.

Winter Hours – @ 10:15am
Summer Hours – @ 9:45am

Change at Daylight Saving time.

Please call / text Judy for any alternative arrangements.

Please phone or text  021 0425 398  for directions.

Emailjudystauranga@protonmail.com

Airbrushing Demonstration

Airbrushing demonstrations so people can watch an artist at work, participate in question time and learn about this artistic technique.

Space is limited. People need to register by email to:- inquiries@theredstudio.co.nz

Airbrushing Demonstartion

Airbrushing demonstrations so people can watch an artist at work, participate in question time and learn about this artistic technique.

Space is limited. People need to register by email to:- inquiries@theredstudio.co.nz

Coffee/Hospitality and Feuerstein Courses

Pacific Coast Technical Institute are showcasing their Free Community Education Courses with info sessions on 16th and on the 23rd September.

Coffee/Hospitality

Whether you want to become a Barista or just a Connaisseur (Snob) come along and find out more about this FREE 2 day workshop on all things “coffee”.

Feuerstein Method

Find out about the ‘Feuerstein Method’, the only educational method that teaches the process behind thinking and learning. The specialized 10-week free programme targets learners with learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, reading, writing and comprehension difficulties and mental health issues restricting learning ability.

Registrations are necessary.
Email  admin@pcti.co.nz to confirm you are coming.

 

Coffee/Hospitality & Feuerstein Free Courses

Pacific Coast Technical Institute are showcasing their Free Community Education Courses with info sessions on 16th and on the 23rd September.

Feuerstein Method

Find out about the ‘Feuerstein Method’, the only educational method that teaches the process behind thinking and learning. The specialized 10-week free programme targets learners with learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, reading, writing and comprehension difficulties and mental health issues restricting learning ability.

Coffee/Hospitality

Whether you want to become a Barista or just a Connaisseur (Snob) come along and find out more about this FREE 2 day workshop on all things “coffee”.

 

Registrations are necessary.

Email  admin@pcti.co.nz to confirm you are coming.

Community Yoga with Guest Teacher


An offering to our local community to experience the power and transformation of Yoga & Meditation.

 


Cost
: $5
Guest teachers offer to teach a community class as seva, which means to offer yourself in service to others.

Each month the proceeds from these classes are gifted to a community organisation to support their work.

New Beginners Ballroom Dancing Session

Following the FREE introductory lesson, a new 5 week Monday beginner course will commence at the Dance Centre.  Partners not necessary. Come along and enjoy a night of dancing.

 

Chess Mount Maunganui

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 Monday 6pm-7pm for learning players and 7.00pm onwards for any player. Includes casual chess.

Chess is also on at the Tauranga Citizens Club  on Fridays  from 4pm – 6pm.

Contacts:
Contact:

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

Woodcrafters Guild Annual Show

The show features work by the guild’s diverse enthusiasts, including carvers, wood turners, toy makers and scroll saw exponents.
Demonstrations by invited exhibitors and guild members featuring their varied activities.
Opportunities to ‘have a go’ in some areas. A wide range of unique items on sale alongside trade tables covering many facets of woodworking.
Wood sales. Café and barbecue.
Entry: $5 adults. Under 15 free.
At the Mount Sports centre from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd November. Runs 10-4pm.

IELTS Skills Workshops & Tuition

Improve your IELTS level. All 4 skills covered.

Starting Dates: Check with Bay Learning

Workshops –      Saturdays 10 am – 2.40pm,
Followed by –    5 x 30 minute one to one Google Classroom sessions
Plus  5 Evening classes Tuesday 6pm-8pm.

Who is the programme for?

ESOL students who are IELTS Level 5 and above wanting to increase their band score by 0.5 to 1.0 within a short time frame.

When should I do it?

It is recommended that students attend the programme at least two months before they sit the IELTS exam.

What will I get?

One  day workshop of five hours and six two hour workshops with full online support via Google Classroom. You will be expected to do up to 20 hours of study outside the classroom

What will I learn?

The programme is designed to provide effective advice and strategies for students to enable them to improve their IELTS listening, speaking, reading and writing scores by 0.5 to 1.0.

New Beginner Spanish Classes

Learn from a native Spanish speaker. Juan or Maria will have you speaking Spanish quickly and naturally.

Beginners
Day: 
Starting Tuesday 19th January 2021, 
Time: 
6.30 pm-8.30 pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Venue:  Bay Learning Academy
Fee:  $120

Next Step:
On-going Monday evenings 6.30-8.30pm
Starting 18th January 2021

 

 

New Sessions Pre-Intermediate Spanish Classes

Learn from a native Spanish speaker. Juan or Maria will have you speaking Spanish quickly and naturally.

Next Step Pre-Intermediate:
Starting 18th January 2021
On-going Monday evenings 6.30-8.30pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Venue:  Bay Learning Academy
Fee:  $120

New Beginner Spanish sessions begin on Tuesday 19th January 2021. Same venue.

Andrea’s Beeswax Wraps Workshop

Want to make a change? Using less plastic in your household? Great, you’re in good hands.

Learn how to create your own beeswax wraps to reduce your single use plastic wraps. For $35 ( including eventbrite fees) you get to make and take home 2 wraps worth $20 and gain this valuable skill for life! There are only 8 spaces so get in quick!

Andrea will take you through a 2 hour workshop which shows you the tips and tricks to make good quality beeswax wraps at home.

The first hour will be hearing what others do in regards to sustainable practices and korero about environmental issues, connecting as a group.

All material and resources will be provided. Secure your spot by booking directly with Eventbrite thanks.

If you are a club or a organisation (group of friends) that would like to learn collectively I can organise an alternative venue for you that suits. Feel free to approach me. 027 955 7499

Let’s make a difference together!!
https://www.facebook.com/kiwihomesteaders

 

Digital Marketing Free Seminar

Brought to you by Zeald, a Premier Google Partner and New Zealand’s leading website design and digital marketing company.

Without a solid digital marketing strategy catering to a growing online market, you could be missing out on up to 81% of your potential opportunities. This is tantamount to making your office hours Monday only and shutting for the rest of the week.

Come hear from Jarra Borman, a member of the Tauranga Chamber and Zeald Agency General Manager; as well as Tom Griffiths the Zeald Agency Digital Business Strategist.

In this seminar, Jarra and Tom will outline the importance of digital marketing and provide practical tips and tricks.

If you are looking to online to generate leads and sales then this FREE Seminar is for you!

Register here, or for more information contact us on 0508 932 748 (Option 6) or at seminars@zeald.com.

Street Prints Mauao 2020

Street Prints Mauao 2020 is coming back to Tauranga Moana!

Come and experience live painting of large scale murals, Art Workshops and Activations throughout TaurangaFive street art workshops will be available to the community facilitated by 5 international street artists who specialise in graffiti, stencil art calligraphy, painting, drawing and design.

WORKSHOPS: 9 – 14 January 2020

Follow Street Prints on Facebook and Instagram to find out more about locations, times and event details as they unfold.

Street Prints Mauao will open with a Powhiri on the top of Mauao at 9am on Thursday 9th January to welcome the artists, visitors, and sponsors. The festival runs for five days during which activities are open for the public including live painting, an apprenticeship program, art workshops, youth mentoring, and exhibition and auction. All events are free to attend and open to all ages.

For more information or to view a gallery of artworks, the festival hub is located at the former i-site centre at the corner of Wharf and Willow Streets and will be open for the duration of the festival. Street Prints Mauao 2020 is presented by P.A.I.N.T. – Pushing Arts In NZ Trust, the Tauranga City Council

Sound & Reiki Energy Healing Journey: 4 Week Course

Journey with us into the space of STILLNESS where surrendering, transformation and healing take place.
We are bringing together the power of SOUND HEALING, AROMATHERAPY & REIKI ENERGY HEALING for a deeply relaxing, heart-centred, meditative healing experience!

“Listen to the sound of waves within you.” (Rumi)
Journey with us into the space of STILLNESS where surrendering, transformation and healing take place.
We are bringing together the power of SOUND HEALING, AROMATHERAPY & REIKI ENERGY HEALING for a deeply relaxing, heart-centred, meditative healing experience!
Join us for a magical collaboration with multi-talented musician Alice Sea & intuitive healing facilitator/psychologist/yoga teacher Kati Ludwig for a peaceful, grounding & nourishing Sound & Energy Healing Journey to retreat, recuberate and reboot.

During the lying music meditation Kati will apply relaxing, nurturing, heart-centered ENERGY HEALING THERAPY to clear, balance, restore and support the human energy system and to stimulate the self-healing processes. A range of essential oils will be included to support the healing journey.Alice will be guiding in with her soulful sounds in music and SOUND HEALING utilizing sound frequencies with the intention of bringing the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual body into alignment. Instruments such as the didgeridoo, flutes, heartbeat drum, hungdrum, Tibetan singing bowl, and vocal mantras will be played throughout the room and at times over the body.

Journey to your SELF – 4 Week Sound & Reiki Healing Series – Mind your Karma Mount Maunganui
Starting on Monday, 31st May, 7pm-8.45pm
4 Mondays (31 May, 7, 14 & 21 June 2021)
Click for tickets & further information

Tauranga Woodcrafters’ Guild

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

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

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

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

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

Men and women are all invited to join us.

 

Kirtan Mantra Singing – Free Community Event

Please feel warmly invited to sing with us at the next heart-opening KIRTAN.

There will be no entrance fee for the Kirtan. We do appreciate a Koha ($5-$10) for the space as well as the vegetarian meal we will be sharing after the singing.

What you can bring (if you like): instruments, your friends and/or kids if you have any and yourself with an open heart 🙂

When: 3.30pm-5pm Sunday, 30th August 2020
WhereMind your Karma Retreat & Self Development Centre , 390 Oceanbeach Road, Mount Maunganui

Please RSVP through Facebook so we can prepare the food accordingly.

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/mindyourkarma/

Oriana Singers Choir

Oriana Singers Inc is a mixed-voice (SATB) choir with members from the greater Tauranga area.  Choir members come from a variety of musical back-grounds, with some having never sung in a choir before to those who have sung in choirs for over twenty years.

The choir’s repertoire is varied, has wide appeal, and changes throughout the year.

When:  Rehearsals on Tuesdays 7pm-9pm
Where: St Andrews Church, Cnr Dee & Macville Streets, Mount Maunganui
Cost: $55 annual subscription. New members initially have an informal audition (to ensure you are placed in the correct voice part) with the choir director, and if suitable, are then invited to join in with rehearsals.

Interested ?

If you’d like to know more about the choir, then do make contact  – we’d love to hear from you.  We would especially love to have more men join us!

Free Seminar: Digital Marketing in a New Decade

Brought to you by Zeald, a Premier Google Partner and New Zealand’s leading website design and digital marketing company.

In this seminar Jarra and Tom will outline the importance of digital marketing and provide practical tips and tricks covering:

  • Engaging digital customers
  • Creating a highly persuasive website
  • Converting traffic to meet business objectives
  • Social media best practice
  • Harnessing the power of Google AdWords
  • Generating smart online content
  • Producing targeted online traffic

Date: Wednesday 11th March 2020

Time: Registration 10.45am.  Seminar from 11am to 12.30pm

Place: Classic Flyers, 8 Jean Batten Drive, Mt Maunganui

Seats are limited.  Register now.

Register here or for more information contact us on 0508 932 748 (Option 6) or at seminars@zeald.com.

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.

 

Tourism that doesn’t cost the Earth

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be live streamed to ensure those that are unable or feel uncomfortable attending can participate. If you are unwell or experiencing flu-like symptoms, please stay at home and join the LIVE STREAM

Can tourism be a force for good? We certainly think so.

Join the “David Attenborough of tourism”, Anna Pollock, at Tourism Bay of Plenty’s free community event to find out more about how tourism can apply the principles and practices of regenerative development.

Anna Pollock is a globally renowned author, speaker and pioneer in tourism practices that work in harmony with nature and are ingrained in the cultural values of the community. She has worked tirelessly for decades to open the hearts and minds of host destinations to a more holistic, connected and ethical approach to tourism.

This event is for anyone in the community who is passionate about our region and seeing it protected for future generations. Come along and hear more about how collectively we can host visitors in a more regenerative way. We would love to see as many passionate people there as possible.

WHAT: Tourism that doesn’t cost the Earth – a community launch event.
WHEN: Wednesday 18 March at 10 am to 11.30 am.
WHERE: Classic Flyers, 9 Jean Batten Drive, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga.
COST: Free.   Please RSVP

The event will also launch Tourism Bay of Plenty’s new strategic direction Te Hā Tāpoi | The Love of Tourismyou to Classic Flyers for sponsoring this event.

Free Life Without a Car Workshop

Age Concern Tauranga are introducing a new 2 hour workshop for the benefit of those who no longer drive, or who are thinking it may be time to give up driving.

Our Life Without a Car Workshop will:
*  Highlight a range of possibilities to remain mobile
*  Offer alternative ways of getting about in the community
*  Suggest many options to keep involved and enjoy activities
*  Encourage living positively without driving

The course facilitator, Ian Lee, said “Apart from my input, the workshop is a great opportunity for participants to exchange ideas with people who are in a similar position.”

When & Where:

Wednesday 14th October: Te Puke Country Lodge, No 1, Number One Road, Te Puke
Thursday 5th November: Katikati Community Centre, 45 Beach Rd, Katikati
Wednesday 11th November: Mount RSA, 544 Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui
Monday 23rd November, Greerton Senior Citizens, 33 Maitland Street, Greerton

Time: All workshops are from 9.30am until 11.30am

Registration is essential.
To register for one of these FREE workshops, contact Age Concern Tauranga on 07 578 2631.

Sound & Reiki Energy Healing Journey for Pregnant Women

“Listen to the sound of waves within you.” (Rumi)
Journey with us into the space of STILLNESS where surrendering, transformation and healing take place.
We are bringing together the power of MINDFUL MOVEMENT, SOUND HEALING & REIKI ENERGY HEALING for a deeply relaxing, heart-centred, meditative healing experience for pregnant women!
Date: Tuesday, 19th of October 2021, 6pm – 7.30pm
Venue:
Cost: $35
Registration: BOOK HERE – ONLY LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE – bookings essential!
Refund policy: no refunds in the case of not attending after registration.
Please bring: your own yoga mat to lie on, a warm blanket to cover yourself for the meditation and wear comfortable, warm clothes.

Join us for a magical collaboration with multi-talented musician Alice Sea & intuitive healing facilitator/psychologist/yoga teacher Kati Ludwig for a peaceful, grounding & nourishing Sound & Energy Healing Journey to retreat, recuperate and reboot.

During the lying music meditation Kati will apply relaxing, nurturing, heart-centered ENERGY HEALING THERAPY to clear, balance, restore and support the human energy system and to stimulate the self-healing processes.

Alice will be guiding in with her soulful sounds in music and SOUND HEALING utilizing sound frequencies with the intention of bringing the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual body into alignment. Instruments such as the didgeridoo, flutes, heartbeat drum, hungdrum, Tibetan singing bowl, and vocal mantras will be played throughout the room and at times over the body.

This space is limited to a small group of 10 women.

Te Reo at Bay Learning Academy

Learn basic Te Reo and culture from Debbie.
Debbie has a Bachelor in Te Reo and has been teaching it for 18 years.

Beginner level 6 week course

Starting: Tuesday 26th January 2021
Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm
Cost: $120
Small class size – registration essential.

Note: There is also a Post-Beginner Class
Starting
: Thursday 28th January 2021
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Cost: $120
Small class size – registration essential.

Metal Embossing at Bay Learning Academy

Thursday 4th June 10am- 2pm

Learn the wonderful craft of metal embossing.
Small classes – maximum 8.
Suitable for complete beginners.Materials provided.
Tea and coffee provided.
Tutor: Ninette Kruger
$75 Registration essential

Beginner Crochet at Bay Learning Academy

Beginner Crochet

Tuesday 2nd June and Friday 5th June
10am -12pm

Learn the basic stitches and create.
tutor : Joan Hansford-Jensen
$60 for the two mornings

Creating Cup Cakes at Bay Learning

16th June (Cup cake creation class) Price $55

(10:00 am to 1:00 pm ;10-12 people max)

*Demonstration on how to make silky smooth butter cream.
*Learn to colour butter icing with gels.
*Learn to use a piping bag correctly and using different nozzles.
*Learn how to use edible metallic paint.
*Learn to create fondant baby roses and unicorn features
*Learn to assemble the cupcake and add finishing touches to it.
*Your course includes recipes
*Fondant and gel colours to use in class
*Butter icing
*One on one personal time

Material list provided on registration
Cupcakes provided.

Ongoing English Classes at Bay Learning

Start Any Week

Pre-Intermediate:
Tuesdays 6.30 – 8.30pm
Thursday 6.30 – 8.30pm
Starts 19th May 2020

Intermediate:
Thursday 7pm-9pm
Starts 21st May 2020

Fee: $20 per evening

Contact:
Bay Learning Academy
Phone: 574 2868
Email: info@baylearning.co.nz

Photography: Light Painting

More details to come but contact Coni for information

Light Painting – Saturday 15th of August

Want to learn how to do some light painting?

This 5-hour workshop is designed for people who have basic knowledge about photography and know how to adjust the different settings or people who attended the Learn Photography Workshop. On this workshop, we will have a lot of fun learning how light painting works and creating some great images on the beach.

After the workshop, we will share our results and I will be happy to provide feedback and guide you in your photography journey.

Date Available (6 people max):
– Saturday 15th of August

Location:
– Mt Maunganui

Time:
– From 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Workshop Dynamic:
– Theoretical/practical on groups of max 6 people.

Price:
– $150 NZD

What to bring:
– Camera, tripod, torch, any lamp of light you’ve got (for light painting purposes) and a notebook and pen to take notes.

What’s included:
– Printed cheatsheet
– Tea break snacks
– Light painting equipment to borrow during the practical module
– Discount and prizes from my partnered brands

My work:
You can check out my work at www.wandererphotographer.com or on my IG @the_wanderer_photographer

 

TESOL Course – Learn to Teach English

The Bay Learning Academy teacher education course offers a series of professional development seminars for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. The course offers a theoretical and practical insight into teaching approaches and methods, and the structural, lexical and phonological aspects of English and provides an array of helpful ideas, techniques and activities for students at different levels. The programme is communicative, interactive and also includes handouts and lesson materials.

Part-time  Course

3 days per week for 8 weeks

Starts: Monday 12th October 2020
For more info contact Liz
Ph: 574-2868 or 0275784955

Email: info@baylearning.co.nz

Paintvine: Kereru Watercolour

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.
No previous painting experience necessary! Get your creative juices flowing and your brush strokes going!

Drinks: No drinks are included in the ticket price but available for purchase
Food: Want to enjoy dinner too? The Freeport’s dinner menu will be available throughout the event.

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 or the Mount. Perfect for dates, catching up with mates or for meeting new friends.

Paintvine: Floral Bunny Watercolour

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.
No previous painting experience necessary! Get your creative juices flowing and your brush strokes going!

Drinks: No drinks are included in the ticket price but available for purchase
Food: Want to enjoy dinner too? The Freeport’s dinner menu will be available throughout the event.

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 or the Mount. Perfect for dates, catching up with mates or for meeting new friends.

Please note: You will also have the opportunity to do this same painting
on 13th October 2020

Andrea’s Knitting Workshop for Beginners

You will learn how to make your own dishcloth/ facecloth and take home some pure cotton yarn and knitting needles.
As we will be a small group of maximum 6 people, there is plenty of one on one tutorial time and safe distancing available.
You will be able to take home the pure cotton yarn and the knitting needles to carry on with other projects at home afterwards.
We hope to really inspire you and invite you into the magical world of knitting. Once you start you’re not going to be able to stop.
I can’t wait to share my passion and knowledge with you on the day.
If day time knitting classes don’t suit you, please get in touch and we can create an evening class for you. Also please let me know if you’re keen to host a workshop at your home and then you will be able to attend for free.
Venue: 30 Paterson Street, Mount Maunganui
Dates/ Times:
Sunday 27th September 2020 1pm – 4pm
Costs: $45 per person ( and additional eventbrite fees) If you’re bringing your own Yarn and needles it’s $35 for your class thanks
Booking is essential as we are a small group and fill up fast.
Contact me on 0279557499 or

Watercolour & Wine: Summer Fruit

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

Turn wine into watercolour !  Take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, and let’s paint a watercolour masterpiece !

Join us for a beginner’s watercolour event full of fluid colour mixing, delicate brushwork where you’ll craft your own bespoke watercolour artwork.

One of our watercolour experts will guide you step-by-step through the watercolour process and will encourage you to add your own unique touch.

Drinks: No drinks are included in the ticket price but available for purchase
Food: Want to enjoy dinner too? The Freeport’s dinner menu will be available throughout the event.

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 or the Mount. Perfect for dates, catching up with mates or for meeting new friends.

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Dance Your Week Away

Dancing Mondays

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

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

    Wednesdays

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

    Thursdays

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

    Fridays

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

Paintvine : Northern Lights -Watercolour & Wine

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

Turn wine into watercolour !  Take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, and let’s paint a watercolour masterpiece !

Join us for a beginner’s watercolour event full of fluid colour mixing, delicate brushwork where you’ll craft your own bespoke watercolour artwork.

One of our watercolour experts will guide you step-by-step through the watercolour process and will encourage you to add your own unique touch.

Drinks: No drinks are included in the ticket price but available for purchase
Food: Want to enjoy dinner too? The Freeport’s dinner menu will be available throughout the event.

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 or the Mount. Perfect for dates, catching up with mates or for meeting new friends.

GET TICKETS

Woodcrafters: Wood Turning Group

Our Turners Group meets each month on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 9:30am & 1:30pm and the 4th Wednesday of the month at 9:30am at the Guild’s Workshop. Our Turning Group meetings combine hands-on learning sessions with one on one instruction in the mornings followed by a group project and critique in the afternoons.

Experienced members work with new turners to develop skills and to build people’s confidence in using the equipment correctly.

Our workshop is well equipped with lathes. New members can use a good selection of turning chisels and scrapers which are owned by the club until they build their skills and begin to buy their own equipment.

The Turning Group build members skills by setting a monthly project and then having an experienced turner critique each members contribution at the following meeting. Their objective is to explore new ideas and to improve.

Websitehttp://taurangawoodcrafters.org/turners/

Other woodcrafting groups operate as well.

The Tauranga Woodcrafters have monthly meetings for our different interest groups at the workshop. Carvers meet on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month at 9:30am.  Scrollsaw Group meets on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 9:30am. Open Workshop (covering all areas of woodworking interest) meet on 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s at 6:30pm and 2nd & 4th Saturdays at 9:30am. We have a full club monthly meeting on the 3rd Saturday at 1:30pm.

2021 Summer Model Train Show

The Tauranga Model Railway Club will be holding its summer Model Train Show in January 2021.

Dates: Saturday January 16th &  Sunday January 17 2021.
Times: Opening times are 10:00am to 4:30pm both days.
Venue: Mount Maunganui College
Cost: Adults $7, Children $3, Family $20

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/TaurangaModelRailway/

Mount Maunganui Book Group

On the 4th Tuesday of each month from 10am-11am at Mount Maunganui Library.

Themed meeting.

Mount Maunganui Book Group does not meet in December.

Hosted by Friends of the Library

Contact: Gail on 574 3376

Other library book groups:

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

Tauranga Book Chat: 3rd Wednesday
Two sessions: 10.30-11.30am and 5.30-6.30pm
Contact:  577 7177

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

Knit and Knatter at your Library!

Join us for some friendly knitting and a good natter. Bring along your latest project, share your ideas and skills or simply enjoy time spent with fellow creators.
Crocheters, cross stitchers, embroiderers and beginner knitters are welcome.

Greerton Library  :  Tuesdays at 1pm

If you want to learn but don’t know how – Come along and learn with the Greerton Main Street Community Knitters. If you are an advanced knitter, you are also welcome to come and share your skills!
Greerton Library : On the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 2pm

For more information about these sessions

Contact Lesley
Emaillesleywarner66@gmail.com
Phone: 0210309280.

Other sessions are held:

Pāpāmoa Library
Wednesdays at 1pm
Mount Maunganui Library
Wednesdays at 2pm

Knit & Knatter at Your Library

Join us for some friendly knitting and a good natter. Bring along your latest project, share your ideas and skills or simply enjoy time spent with fellow creators.
Crocheters, cross stitchers, embroiderers and beginner knitters are welcome.


Pāpāmoa Library
Wednesdays at 1pm
Mount Maunganui Library
Wednesdays at 2pm

For more information about these sessions

Contact Lesley
Emaillesleywarner66@gmail.com
Phone: 0210309280.

 

Other sessions are held:

Greerton Library  :  Tuesdays at 1pm

Also
If you want to learn but don’t know how
– Come along and learn with the Greerton Main Street Community Knitters. If you are an advanced knitter, you are also welcome to come and share your skills!
Greerton Library : On the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 2pm

Te Reo: Post Beginner Level

Learn basic Te Reo and culture from Debbie.
Debbie has a Bachelor in Te Reo and has been teaching it for 18 years.

Post Beginner Level 6 week Course

Starting: Thursday 28th January 2021
Time:
6.30-8.30pm
Cost:
$120
Small class size – registration essential.

Note: There is also a Beginner Class
Starting:
Tuesday 26th January 2021
Time:
7pm-9pm
Cost:
$120
Small class size – registration essential.

Aircraft Restoration Group

A  volunteer team based at the Classic Flyers Museum operates in the aircraft restoration shop there.
The team numbers about 30 in total with about 15 there at a time.

Meet up days: Wednesdays and Fridays
Time: 8.00 am – 2.00 pm

For more info contact Gary

Email: garryb@classicflyersnz.com

Ladies Bike Maintenance Evening

We’ll cover the basics – the easy way to change a tire, oil your chain and some basic maintenance that will save you time and money. Plus, lots more stuff you never thought you needed to know.
This is a HANDS ON evening (hands on a wheel that is!) so if you can, bring your front wheel along with you.
Attendees must be 15 years plus.
When: Tuesday 2nd February 2021 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Where: My Ride, 37 Totara Street , Mt Maunganui
Cost:  FREE
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Email:  Leonie at accountsmm@myride.co.nz.
Attendees must be 15 years plus.

Bike Month 2021

February is Bike Month and Sports BOP have scheduled a programme of activities that include:

  • Bike Maintenance Workshops – includes one for ladies only
  • Cycle Savvy Courses on bike handling and cycle safety skills
  • Ride Leader Courses to learn how to safely lead cycling groups
  • Urban & Commuter Rides – Surf to City, Waimapu Estuary, Kopurerua (K-Valley), Otumoetai & Matua, and The Lakes Adventure
  • Pukehinahina Historic Ride and Otumoetai Historic Pas Ride

Have a look at the Programme HERE

 

 

Udance2: Monday – Tuesday Classes

5:30 – 6:30pm  Advanced Ballroom & Latin

6:30 – 7:30pm  Beginners Stage 3

7:30 – 8:30pm  New Beginners

TUESDAY NIGHTS
@ BayPark Stadium Lounge

7 – 8 pm  Pre Advanced Ballroom & Latin

8 – 9 pm  Intermediate Ballroom & Latin

Contact: Dean
Phone: 021 230 3187
Website: www.udance2.co.nz

Shiny Side Up Talk Series: Motorcycling

This is a free event for anyone with an interest in motorcycling.
As our tech gurus and motorcycling experts travel the country to the 4 main Bike Fest events, they stop by along the way for the evening Talk Series. Come meet the talented bunch who have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with you.

A perfect opportunity for the local motorbike community to get together and pick up some new tips while also getting to ask those burning questions. The aim of the talks is to create discussion and have you leaving with new knowledge you didn’t have before.

It’s free to come along, light refreshments are provided along with fun and laughter with a whole lot of know how.  No booking or ticket is required.
Speakers at this event include:
Brittany Morrow
Bret Tkacs
Chris Hurren
Andrew Stroud
You can read about the whole tour on our website:
https://www.shinysideup.co.nz/
More information about the speakers is available here:
https://shinysideup.co.nz/talent/

Sustainable Backyards: Wildlife Trust Info Evening

You are invited to an information session to learn about Western Bay Wildlife’s work monitoring taonga species, Korora (little blue penguin) and Oi (grey-faced petrel) populations at Mauao and Moturiki and how you can be involved to help protect all our wildlife.

Where: Mount Surf Club, 21 Adams Ave, Mt Maunganui
When: Tuesday 9th March 7pm – 9pm

Contact: facebook.com/westernbaywildlifetrust

Sustainable Backyards : Underwater & Land Clean-Up Festival

Come and join us for a day on the water’s edge and underwater to thoroughly clean up our harbour, enjoy music, entertainment, educational stalls, games for the kids, and help clean up the waste blowing into our ocean from our city.
Free event – just turn up.

DIVERS, however, must pre-register at www.divezone.co.nz – limited spaces available.

When: Sunday 21st March 2021

Where: Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui

Cost:  FREE

DIVERS: REGISTER HERE

 

Full calendar of events: HERE

Sustainable Backyard: Keep Tauranga Beautiful Clean-Up

Come along and help to protect our beautiful beach, ocean and wildlife from litter.  We all enjoyed a beautiful beach in summer, why not look after it.

What to bring: Yourself,  friends, whanau and smiles.
Please wear comfortable shoes and bring gloves if you have some, otherwise we will have reusable gloves for use on the day.

When: Sunday 28th January 9am -11am

Where: Mt Drury Reserve

Cost: FREE

Contacthttps://www.facebook.com/events/405854403797216

Full calendar of events: HERE

Workshop: Cultural Diversity

Build a culture that values diversity

Embrace differences, capitalise on diversity and create a dynamic and engaging workplace environment. This workshop will show how you and your organisation can work and lead effectively within cross-cultural environments. Cultural Intelligence is fundamental to the evolution and transformation of any organisation and this interactive workshop will open your eyes to the potential of your greatest asset – the people you work with!

A one day workshop with Fia Collins to help you Engage Effectively with Diverse Cultures.

When: Friday 9 April 9am – 4pm
Where:
Club Mt Maunganui

Cost: $50pp (including lunch)

Register to attend: https://www.eventspronto.co.nz/event4135

Fia Collins is both a diversity and inclusion specialist and engaging facilitator. As a Diversity and Inclusion Manager, she delivered national solutions on unconscious bias, gender equity, youth enablement and cultural responsiveness. She is passionate in supporting organisations of all types to be kinder, more responsive and compassionate to both their own teams, and the service users that they interact with each and every day.

Of Samoan heritage, born and raised in Ranui, West Auckland, she is also a trained secondary school teacher with experience in the public and not-for-profit sector. Having mentored many young women she continues to work closely with a number of community organisations.

For info:

Haidee Kalirai | Community Development Advisor, Welcoming Communities
Tauranga City Council | 07 577 7000 | mobile 0272803341| haidee.kalirai@tauranga.govt.nz | www.tauranga.govt.nz

Tauranga Woodcrafters Scroll Saw Group

The Scroll Sawers meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 9:30am at the Guild’s Workshop.

When: Wednesdays 9.30am
Where: Woodcrafters’ Workshop, 3 Cherokee Place, Mt Maunganui

Group interests are evenly split between marquetry, fretwork, 3D scrollsaw, and intarsia.
Experienced members willingly share knowledge and then work with new members who are learning the skills.
We have scroll saws available in the workshop for members to use and people are also free to bring their own equipment to the meetings.

Websitehttp://taurangawoodcrafters.org/scroll-sawers/

Gateway to the Workforce – Accelerate your Career Prospects

6 Week 2 Hour Evening Programme

Update your CV, renew your Work Skills. Find work, Write cover letters, role play interviews and learn your emploee rights.

When: Starts 10th May.
Where: Bay Learning Academy, 22 Taupo Ave, Mt Maunganui

Cost: The course is free but there is a $50 administration Fee.

Open to Kiwis and Residents.
Places are limited. Register now.
Phone: 07 574 2868
Email: info@baylearning.co.nz

 

Tauranga Woodcrafters’ Turners Group

Our Turners Group meets each month on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 9:30am & 1:30pm and the 4th Wednesday of the month at 9:30am at the Guild’s Workshop. Our Turning Group meetings combine hands-on learning sessions with one on one instruction in the mornings followed by a group project and critique in the afternoons.

Experienced members work with new turners to develop skills and to build people’s confidence in using the equipment correctly.

Our workshop is well equipped with lathes. New members can use a good selection of turning chisels and scrapers which are owned by the club until they build their skills and begin to buy their own equipment.

The Turning Group build members skills by setting a monthly project and then having an experienced turner critique each members contribution at the following meeting. Their objective is to explore new ideas and to improve.

Websitehttp://taurangawoodcrafters.org/turners/

Other woodcrafting groups operate as well.

The Tauranga Woodcrafters have monthly meetings for our different interest groups at the workshop. Carvers meet on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month at 9:30am.  Scrollsaw Group meets on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 9:30am. Open Workshop (covering all areas of woodworking interest) meet on 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s at 6:30pm and 2nd & 4th Saturdays at 9:30am. We have a full club monthly meeting on the 3rd Saturday at 1:30pm.

Tauranga Woodcrafters’ Carving Group

The Carving Group meets on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month at 9:30am at the Guild’s Workshop. Members of our Carving Group enjoy a range of carving interests; sculptural, relief carving, abstract work, driftwood designs, Maori and European patterns etc.
We work with all the tools; carving chisels, carving knives and power carving tools.
Members, and also the Guild’s Wood Officer, can help with wood supply for new projects.
The workshop is well equipped with several different bandsaws which members can use to cut out the wood when starting a new design.

Websitehttp://taurangawoodcrafters.org/carvers/

Mount English Conversation Classes

Join the English conversation classes at the Mount, using the Bible.

Come be part of a loving environment, with an experienced English Second Language teacher. You will grow in the English language and in your knowledge of Jesus.

All learners welcome.

When: Wednesdays 10am -12pm

Where: The Café, St Andrews Church, Cnr Dee St & Macville Rd, Mt Maunganui

Cost: Gold coin donation

Contact:  Colleen 022 300 1121

 

Keep on Your Feet

Balance and strength classes to fun music.  Relaxed and social.

Mount Maunganui

When: Mondays 10am – 11am
Where: Mount Bible Chapel, 2 Bedford Place, Mt Maunganui
Cost:  $7
All welcome.  Just come along.
Phone: Lynda 029 230 0162

Omokoroa

When: Mondays 11am – 12 noon
Where: Settlers Hall, 334 Omokoroa Rd
Cost:  $7
All levels of fitness welcome.
Phone: Sharnie 021 111 8617

Katikati

When: Tuesdays 10am – 11.30am
Where: Catholic Church Hall, 89 Beach Rd, Katikati
Cost:  $7
All welcome.  Just come along.
Phone: Sharnie 021 111 8617

Greerton

When: Tuesdays 10.30am – 12 noon
Where: Greerton Community Village Hall
Cost:  $7
All levels of fitness welcome.
Phone: Lynda 029 230 0162

500 Cards Papamoa & Mount

Card games – a great way to exercise your brain, socialise and have fun !

Papamoa Group

When: Thursdays at 1pm – 4pm
Where: Gordon Pratt Reserve, Parton Rd
Cost:  $4 includes afternoon tea & prizes

Contact Wendy 021 254 4621 or Bob 027 478 6282

Mount Maunganui Group

When: Thursday afternoons
Where: Citizens Hall, 345 Maunganui Rd, the Mount
Cost:   Afternoon tea & prizes.

Contact Margaret 027 656 848

Mount Art Group

This is a small friendly group catering for all levels and mediums.  New members are welcome.

When:  Thursdays 9.00 am – 12 noon
Where:  St Peters Church Hall,  15 Victoria St, The Mount

Contact: 576 9580 (Trish)

Kirtan Music Meditation Evening

Keen to feel more relaxed and peaceful in your life?

Come and relax with us and experience a blend of chill and upbeat Music Meditation.

There are no hard or fast rules to Mantra Meditation, you can just listen, sing loudly, lie down or stand up and dance.

If you haven’t experienced this type of Meditation before you can watch this video of an event we had recently.

https://www.facebook.com/patrick.christopher.18/videos/5170766069662707

When: Every Saturday 6pm to 7.30pm
Where: Mount Maunganui Scout Hall, 13 May Street, Mount Maunganui
Cost: Free event, koha appreciated.

All welcome.
Please sign in at the door and you only have to wear a mask if you wish.

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