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Quakers in Tauranga

Bookrapt

Tauranga Repair Cafés

Loose Cannons Poetry Group

Mindful Mosaics

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.

Stitch ‘n Bitch

Tinkd Makerspace

Tauranga Herb Society

Genealogy Informal Group

Clay & Wine: Pottery Workshops

Ink Affair Book Club

Film Bay of Plenty

Tauranga Anglers Club

Migrant Connect

Printing Fun with Gelli Plates

Beginners Drawing with Nick Eggleston

Indian Music Classes

Inklings Art: Creative Design Course

500 Card Group

Games Unplugged: Free Weekly Board Games

Tauranga South Garden Club

Artists Feedback Lab

Poetry Club: Read Between the Rhymes

Bay City Rockers

Chair Up Upholstery

Acting Classes for Seniors

Acting Workshop for Adult Beginners

A Perfect Introduction

Ninja Knits Arty Yarn Bombers

Join our projects on the go…

Italian Lessons

Make that holiday more enjoyable…

Insights into Emotional Intelligence Course – Life Skills

An Introduction to NLP Concepts, LIfe Skills, Managing your emotions.

Authentic Argentine Tango

Tauranga Rock n Roll Club

Relaxed, social evening of dancing

Rhythm ‘n’ Fun Line Dancing

Rhythm ‘n’ Fun

Ninja Knits

Community knitting and crocheting group

Tauranga Scrabble Club

New members welcome

Events

Keynotes Women’s Barbershop Chorus

Keynotes Women’s Chorus sings a variety of songs in 4 part harmony.

Keynotes is a four part, a cappella barbershop chorus of enthusiastic women. We love to sing in the community and share our love of singing with others. We regularly sing at retirement villages, and other events. We would love for you to join us!

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 !

When: Thursdays 7pm
Where: Wesley Church Hall, 100 13th Ave, Tauranga

For more details:
Phone: Bernice 576 4848 or 0274 221 133
Email: keynotesbarbershop@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KeynotesBarbershop

Model Railways

Come down to the Model Railway Club for a look and a play.
You’ll find them upstairs on the corner of Cross Road and Mirrelies Road at Sulphur Point. All welcome.

Club times are:
Tuesday mornings 9.30am to 12.30pm
Thursday evenings 7.15pm to 9.30pm

Phone:  Mike 02 193 9233 or 543 1108 for further info.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TaurangaModelRailway/

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: $55 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 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

Senior Net

Senior Net Classes 

Learn from somebody your own age.

Clubrooms: the Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Contact: The Secretary
Phone: 577 1912  or 021 277 1912
Email: tauranga@seniornet.nz
Website: www.taurangaseniornet.co.nz

 

Wine & Clay: Friday Open Night

Interested in clay ?

Everyone welcome. Bring a friend.  No experience necessary.

Looking for a great new hobby and the opportunity to meet with others? Designed to work in with a busy schedule and to develop your skill. Make it a regular “thing” and you can work on more complicated projects.

At the Pottery Studio, we indulge in social pottery making. Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary. During the 2 hours you can expect to make something and underglaze it so that it will have colour in the finished item.  We will fire it and add a clear glaze.
The cost includes a glass of wine or juice.

Where: The Pottery Studio, 109 Devonport Rd, Tauranga
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Cost: Adults $48 per person, Children (8 to 14) $35

Click Here to book your workshop

Tinkd Makerspace : Repair Café

The perfect opportunity to have broken belongings assessed or repaired is right around the corner.

Tauranga hoarders, tinkerers and holders of broken gadgets can rejoice, as Tauranga’s Repair Café pop up  opens up on the last Saturday of each month at 148 Durham Street, Tauranga. Get your objects fixed for free! Volunteers try to repair items destined for landfill. Get your objects fixed for free!

Repair Cafés are described as “free pop-up events” where local people can bring in their “broken or damaged belongings” to local volunteers, who do their best to repair or assess them.

Tauranga is joining the global movement with its own Repair Café with a volunteer driven initiative as part of Tinkd Makerspace.

According to a spokesperson, Repair Cafés aim to reduce waste and overconsumption.

They also encourage and foster the “do it yourself” spirit and strengthen social connections by bringing different members of the community together.

“The purpose of these events is two-fold: to try to change our “throwaway culture” and to bring people in the community together. An added bonus is that it saves people money,” says founder of Tinkd Makerspace, Steven Vincent.

“If their item can be repaired they don’t need to replace it, pay for more expensive repairs elsewhere, or send it to the landfill. If the item can’t be repaired, then at least we’ve tried!

For more information and tickets to the next Repair Café event, visit the Tinkd website.

When: Last Saturday of the month
Time: 9.30am – 11.30am
Where: Tinkd Makerspace, 148 Durham St Tauranga

The organisers are looking for more volunteer repairers with different skill sets to add to the events. It’s free to attend with an item but pre-booking an item is preferred as it allows the organisers to prepare for any repairs.

Quakers in Tauranga

You are invited to explore your spiritual journey with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Meet a supportive group while meditating in an hour of silence and contemplation.

Our purpose is to promote a peaceful and sustainable world. Our values are peace, simplicity, equality, integrity, community and care of our planet.

We welcome newcomers.

In the spirit of manaakitanga we offer one another support and encouragement on our inner journey.

What to expect?

You will be welcomed with a cup of tea or coffee. We then spend an hour in meditation and  personal contemplation. This is followed by an opportunity for you to introduce yourself, to listen and to share.

When: Sundays from 10am to 12
Where: In the hall behind Brain Watkins House, corner of Cameron Road and Elizabeth Street.
Cost: Free

ALL WELCOME.

Ph 02102742502 for further information.

Website: https://quakers.nz/

Maia wrote:

Being part of a community of people who don’t tell you what to think or even necessarily ask you what you believe has been refreshing and a great strength to me starting in a new place 

 I have found myself accepted, encouraged, and welcomed”

Ukulazy Sunday

Join us in The Creative Campus’ garden and picnic area on the last Sunday of the each month for Sunday Ukulele Sessions!
What a beautiful way to spend a little time on a Sunday with friends or family or some new ukulele friends!
All welcome! Open to beginners and experience players, ages 7 and up.
Your facilitator and conductor, Sue Chung is a master of so many disciplines! She is a multi-instrumentalist, artist of many different mediums with two fine art degrees. She is also likely to have made the clothes you see her in!
When: Last Sunday of the month  11 am
Where:  Creative Campus Garden, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

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: Charlie: 021 296 0215

Free English Classes

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

When: Mondays 9.30 am – 11.00 am
Venue:  Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Road, Tauranga
Email:  Elizabeth Price  e7price@gmail.com
Phone:
578 7718

Fun in French with Shelley – All levels

All levels offered from Beginners to Advanced.

* Beginner French

Course Description: This class will arm you with the basics for surviving in a French speaking country – greetings, shopping, eating out, meeting people etc. – in a fun, friendly interactive way.  Speaking even a modest amount of French will have a tremendous pay-off in terms of enjoyment and interaction with the locals.

* Next Step after Beginners – Confidence Builder

Course outline: Class for those who have completed the 10 week beginner course and wish to build up confidence and extend their skills. This is also a good class for False Beginners – those who have done some French but a while ago and want to get back into the swing of things again. Emphasis on communication skills.

* Intermediate French – Use it, don’t lose it !

Course Description: If you have some beginner French, don’t want to lose it but also want to enjoy SPEAKING French rather than just reading it then this is the class  for you. This course is adapted to suit the level of participating students. Lots of interaction covering useful social situations. Learning and fun combined.

* Advanced Conversational French – On parle de tout, on s’amuse, tout en français

Course Description: Learning and fun combined. This 8-10 week class operates on an on-going basis and is designed for students who wish to improve, regain or maintain their fluency. The class is conducted entirely in French.

Click here for details re all levels of French

For more info:
French With Shelley
Phone: 07 578 9416
Emailshelley@lovefrench.nz
Websitewww.frenchwithshelley.co.nz

Cost: $140 for the 10 week course

Merci beaucoup.

Adult Beginners Acting Classes

Are you interested in attending  acting classes for adult beginners?

The classes are for adults (18 years plus) who would like to give acting a go and have little or no previous experience or training. Topics that will be covered include an introduction to stage-craft, playing a character, working with a script, and auditions. The classes are the perfect introduction to acting for community theatre.

They are a great deal of fun in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

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

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

CLICK HERE TO ENROL

Two  options. Don’t wait, do it now.

Tuesday Afternoon Option
Time: 12.45pm – 2.15pm

Monday Evenings Option
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm

Location: Detour Theatre, Historic Village on 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
Cost: $87.50 for seven sessions

Note: Detour Theatre also runs Teens’ Classes & Children’s Classes. Contact the Theatre for details.

Café Scientifique: What is Sustainable Fishing ?

Have you ever wondered what happens to enable a fish product to carry the MSC blue fish tick label for sustainable fishing?
And what is sustainable fishing anyway! Is it the amount of fish we take? The way we fish?
Are any species of fish more sustainable than others?
And how sustainable is fishing on the whole anyway?
New Zealand claims to be clean and green but how does New Zealand perform globally in sustainable fishing?

These questions and more will be answered by Alex Webb, the Marine Stewardship Council Oceania’s Communications and Marketing Specialist.

Alex  will also discuss interesting innovations happening in the industry; and how, in such a global industry we can use science to help manage traceability and combat fish fraud.

Currently based in Sydney, Alex Webb has worked with top level fisheries scientists from around the world to lead global and regional sustainable seafood campaigns across 22 different countries. Alex is a communications and marketing specialist with the Marine Stewardship Council, an organisation on a mission to end overfishing by means of better awareness among consumers and businesses. Alex began his sustainable seafood journey in the UK at the Marine Stewardship Council’s London HQ, and has dedicated over 11 years of his career to advancing the cause of sustainable seafood.

When: Mon, 26th Feb 2024   7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Tauranga Yacht & Powerboat Club, 90 Keith Allen Drive, Tauranga
Time: Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.
Cost: $10 door fee covers venue hire and nibbles. (It’s been $5 since 2014 so yes, the price has gone up.) Eftpos available.

Register by buying a ‘free’ ticket so we cater for the right number of seats please. (No need to print your ticket.)

Register

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.

The ability to read music will be an advantage for potential members.

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

Contact: Julia 575 0538

Breathwork and meditation in the gallery with Camilla Drema

When: Tuesday mornings 7.30am – 8.15 am
Where: Tauranga Art Gallery
Cost: $Koha

BYO yoga matt, blanket & water

Fruit & Tea provided after the session

If you are new to Breathwork, here are just some incredible benefits:

  • Unclutters our minds, leading to Heightened Presence
  • Improves Brain Health & Cognitive Function
  • Boosts Immunity (especially powerful during post covid times)
  • Helps Create a Robust Nervous System which helps with our capacity to create lasting changes (think re-wiring & keeping to our productivity goals!)
  • Proven to help us Live Longer
  • Alleviates Mental Health issues such as Anxiety & Depression
  • Creates mind to body connection leading to operating from a state of calm & response > reactionary and triggered states
  • Creates mental health shifts immediately, perfect for morning routines
  • Great for team-building exercises that involve something healthier
  • Stimulates creativity & memory
  • & many more!

Dr James Nestor has a famous quote: “No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how slim or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly” which sums up how integral the health of our breath is to us.

Experience the fusion of art & breathwork. 

Breathe yourself free, become more present, grounded & calm in your life

BOOK HERE

“Attending Camilla’s breathwork and meditation class at the art gallery for the past six weeks or so has been absolutely amazing! It’s seriously become one of the highlights of my week. Right from the first session, I felt like I walked into a super cozy and welcoming space that Camilla effortlessly creates. She’s just so warm and caring, it’s impossible not to feel comfortable around her. And that vibe spreads to the whole group too, so we all end up feeling like one big supportive family.

The breathwork exercises themselves are seriously something else. They’re both energizing and relaxing at the same time, and every session brings something new. It’s like going on this incredible journey inside yourself, guided by Camilla’s immense talent and passion. Seriously, she’s a natural at what she does.

If you’re up for a beautiful and empowering experience, definitely give Camilla’s class a try. You won’t regret it!” – Sheryl

Tauranga Scrabble Club

Scrabble is a great mental stimulant. Take up the challenge. Find that top word and top score.

Club Scrabble is a fun activity that gives those brain cells a good workout.  Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned player, we cater for everybody in our friendly, relaxed club environment.

The Tauranga Scrabble Club meets every Tuesday morning at the Tauranga Citizens Club, 170 Thirteenth Avenue, Tauranga from 9.20 a.m. for three games of scrabble.  Play commences at 9.30 a.m.  There is a mix of competitive and casual games.
Weekly cover charge of $3 includes morning tea.

Contact:
Phone: Barbara 544 8372 or Pam Fulton 027 746 4850
Email: dunn.barbara44@gmail.com
Website: www.taurangascrabble.wordpress.com

Rhythm ‘n’ Fun Line Dancing Tuesdays

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: Tuesday Mornings
Time:
10.00pm – 11.00pm  Absolute Beginners
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

Daytime Line Dancing sessions at the same venue on Mondays & Wednesdays.
Also on Tuesdays at Bayfair

NOTE: No classes during during School Holidays & Public Holidays

Adult Beginners Acting Classes

Are you interested in attending  acting classes for adult beginners?

The classes are for adults (18 years plus) who would like to give acting a go and have little or no previous experience or training. Topics that will be covered include an introduction to stage-craft, playing a character, working with a script, and auditions. The classes are the perfect introduction to acting for community theatre.

They are a great deal of fun in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

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

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

CLICK HERE TO ENROL

Two  options. Don’t wait, do it now.

Tuesday Afternoon Option
Time: 12.45pm – 2.15pm

Monday Evenings Option
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm

Location: Detour Theatre, Historic Village on 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
Cost: $87.50 for seven sessions

Note: Detour Theatre also runs Teens’ Classes & Children’s Classes. Contact the Theatre for details.

Senior Net

Senior Net Classes 

Learn from somebody your own age.

Clubrooms: the Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Contact: The Secretary
Phone: 577 1912  or 021 277 1912
Email: tauranga@seniornet.nz
Website: www.taurangaseniornet.co.nz

 

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 $45

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 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 .

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.

 

Writing Course for Aspiring Novelists

This term will focus on aspects of writing such as flashbacks, fight scenes, micro-plotting, pacing and themes. 

Carol Garden offers a weekly class for people writing (or aspiring to write) novels.
The class will operate during school terms throughout the year. Those interested can join the class at any time.
Now on her third novel (this time adult crime), Carol has created a course from all the learning she’s done in recent years.

Carol Garden: Manuscript assessment, mentoring, writing coaching.

When: Wednesdays 9.30am – 12 noon (during school term time)
Where: Wesley Church, 100 13th Ave, Tauranga

Email Carol to find out more:
Email: carol.garden45@gmail.com
Website: www.carolgarden.co.nz

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.
Annual membership fee $100 ( equates to about $2 per week).
New members can come along for 2 weeks FREE to see if they like it.
Morning Tea provided but people share a plate.
Bring Your Own Lunch.

Language Brew – Fun English Classes

Free morning tea held fortnightly Wednesday 10.30am-12pm

When: Wednesdays 10.30am – 11.30pm
Where: Multicultural Centre, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

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

Also at the Centre:
Free English Conversational Classes on Thursdays 10am-Noon

Kawhe-whawhe Tauranga

Nau kake mai, nau haere mai ki te Kawhe-whawhe!

He reo Māori tāu? Kei te kimi koe I tētahi wahi  anō ki te kōrero māori?
Koinei te kauapa tika māu!

Outside of wānanga and marae it can feel difficult to find a safe space to use and speak Te Reo Māori. The library is here for you.

Kawhe-whawhe is an initiative aimed to provide learners and proficient speakers of Te Reo with a comfortable environment to share whakaaro, have fun, play games, learn something new and kōrero with each other in Te Reo.

Some activities included are- wanānga whakatauki, kahoot, wetewete korero, learn sentence structures, learning games and just have a korero!

Hot beverages and biscuits provided.

No bookings are required.

So come along, have a korero and meet new people

E ngā kākā waha nui, e nga manu pīkoko ki te reo rangatira, nau kake mai nau haere mai ki te whakawhiti kōrero, ki te takaro i ngā kēmu māori me te wānanga I ngā kaupapa maha

Tukua tō reo kia rere!

He Puna Manawa (Tauranga library)
Wednesdays from 12:30 noon-1:30pm

Pāpāmoa Library
Fridays from 12 noon-1pm

Adult Art Classes: Young-at-Art

► Term 2 weekly adult classes:

We continue to meet on >> Friday 10 AM – 1 PM
and on the Wednesday evening from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

WEDNESDAYS from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
I share techniques as well as my own tips and tricks
Feel liberated in using different mediums together, to express your feelings and your emotions. Heal, let go and CREATE
You can work on different substrates (i.e. paper, cardboard, canvas, wood)
Learn to recycle, up-cycle, re-use, revamp 🙂
Most materials used during these lessons are included in the course fee.
There are plenty of papers etc. free to use, you just provide your canvas or other substrate of your choice for larger works.

Dates: Term 2 has 7 weeks: 26 April – 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May – 7 June
Venue: Young at Art Studio, Building 25B, Historic Village on 17th – Tauranga , Ph: 022-194 6615
Cost:
Term fee is $283.50 (=$315 minus prompt payment discount)
– casual classes are an option at $45 each (The lessons are to be taken during the term).
FRIDAY ADULT CLASSES from 10 am – 1 pm 
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
Dates: Term 2 has 7 weekly sessions : 28 April – 5, 12, 19, 26 May – 2, 9 June

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.
We will work in journals / on varied substrates and with many different mediums. I will teach; encourage; inspire and assist in letting go and how to let your creativity and emotions flow into your art making.
You will get most out of my classes if you can invest a little practice time during the week yourself. But of course you will want to do that anyway !!!
Please contact HERE for more info
Dates: Term 2 has 7 weekly sessions : 28 April – 5, 12, 19, 26 May – 2, 9 June

Venue: Young at Art Studio, Building 25B, Historic Village on 17th – Tauranga , Ph: 022-194 6615
Cost:
Term fee is $315 ($350 minus prompt payment discount)
– casual sessions are an option at $55 each (The lessons are to be taken during the term).

* Please contact HEREfor more info
*
 To confirm your spot for next term:  ►► SEND an EMAIL  

Young at Art also offers after school art classes for children>

Contact the studio for details.

Kickstart Toastmasters

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 your 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.nz/toastmasters/

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

Free Conversational English

English classes for all visa holders on Thursdays

When: Thursdays 10am – 12 noon
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.

Also at the Multicultural Centre:
Language Brew – Fun English Classes held fortnightly
on Wednesdays from 10am to noon.

Keynotes Women’s Barbershop Chorus

Keynotes Women’s Chorus sings a variety of songs in 4 part harmony.

Keynotes is a four part, a cappella barbershop chorus of enthusiastic women. We love to sing in the community and share our love of singing with others. We regularly sing at retirement villages, and other events. We would love for you to join us!

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 !

When: Thursdays 7pm
Where: Wesley Church Hall, 100 13th Ave, Tauranga

For more details:
Phone: Bernice 576 4848 or 0274 221 133
Email: keynotesbarbershop@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KeynotesBarbershop

Model Railways

Come down to the Model Railway Club for a look and a play.
You’ll find them upstairs on the corner of Cross Road and Mirrelies Road at Sulphur Point. All welcome.

Club times are:
Tuesday mornings 9.30am to 12.30pm
Thursday evenings 7.15pm to 9.30pm

Phone:  Mike 02 193 9233 or 543 1108 for further info.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TaurangaModelRailway/

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.

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: $55 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 !

Senior Net

Senior Net Classes 

Learn from somebody your own age.

Clubrooms: the Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Contact: The Secretary
Phone: 577 1912  or 021 277 1912
Email: tauranga@seniornet.nz
Website: www.taurangaseniornet.co.nz

 

Wine & Clay: Friday Open Night

Interested in clay ?

Everyone welcome. Bring a friend.  No experience necessary.

Looking for a great new hobby and the opportunity to meet with others? Designed to work in with a busy schedule and to develop your skill. Make it a regular “thing” and you can work on more complicated projects.

At the Pottery Studio, we indulge in social pottery making. Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary. During the 2 hours you can expect to make something and underglaze it so that it will have colour in the finished item.  We will fire it and add a clear glaze.
The cost includes a glass of wine or juice.

Where: The Pottery Studio, 109 Devonport Rd, Tauranga
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Cost: Adults $48 per person, Children (8 to 14) $35

Click Here to book your workshop

Quakers in Tauranga

You are invited to explore your spiritual journey with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Meet a supportive group while meditating in an hour of silence and contemplation.

Our purpose is to promote a peaceful and sustainable world. Our values are peace, simplicity, equality, integrity, community and care of our planet.

We welcome newcomers.

In the spirit of manaakitanga we offer one another support and encouragement on our inner journey.

What to expect?

You will be welcomed with a cup of tea or coffee. We then spend an hour in meditation and  personal contemplation. This is followed by an opportunity for you to introduce yourself, to listen and to share.

When: Sundays from 10am to 12
Where: In the hall behind Brain Watkins House, corner of Cameron Road and Elizabeth Street.
Cost: Free

ALL WELCOME.

Ph 02102742502 for further information.

Website: https://quakers.nz/

Maia wrote:

Being part of a community of people who don’t tell you what to think or even necessarily ask you what you believe has been refreshing and a great strength to me starting in a new place 

 I have found myself accepted, encouraged, and welcomed”

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: Charlie: 021 296 0215

Free English Classes

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

When: Mondays 9.30 am – 11.00 am
Venue:  Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Road, Tauranga
Email:  Elizabeth Price  e7price@gmail.com
Phone:
578 7718

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

Fun in French with Shelley – All levels

All levels offered from Beginners to Advanced.

* Beginner French

Course Description: This class will arm you with the basics for surviving in a French speaking country – greetings, shopping, eating out, meeting people etc. – in a fun, friendly interactive way.  Speaking even a modest amount of French will have a tremendous pay-off in terms of enjoyment and interaction with the locals.

* Next Step after Beginners – Confidence Builder

Course outline: Class for those who have completed the 10 week beginner course and wish to build up confidence and extend their skills. This is also a good class for False Beginners – those who have done some French but a while ago and want to get back into the swing of things again. Emphasis on communication skills.

* Intermediate French – Use it, don’t lose it !

Course Description: If you have some beginner French, don’t want to lose it but also want to enjoy SPEAKING French rather than just reading it then this is the class  for you. This course is adapted to suit the level of participating students. Lots of interaction covering useful social situations. Learning and fun combined.

* Advanced Conversational French – On parle de tout, on s’amuse, tout en français

Course Description: Learning and fun combined. This 8-10 week class operates on an on-going basis and is designed for students who wish to improve, regain or maintain their fluency. The class is conducted entirely in French.

Click here for details re all levels of French

For more info:
French With Shelley
Phone: 07 578 9416
Emailshelley@lovefrench.nz
Websitewww.frenchwithshelley.co.nz

Cost: $140 for the 10 week course

Merci beaucoup.

Adult Beginners Acting Classes

Are you interested in attending  acting classes for adult beginners?

The classes are for adults (18 years plus) who would like to give acting a go and have little or no previous experience or training. Topics that will be covered include an introduction to stage-craft, playing a character, working with a script, and auditions. The classes are the perfect introduction to acting for community theatre.

They are a great deal of fun in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

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

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

CLICK HERE TO ENROL

Two  options. Don’t wait, do it now.

Tuesday Afternoon Option
Time: 12.45pm – 2.15pm

Monday Evenings Option
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm

Location: Detour Theatre, Historic Village on 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
Cost: $87.50 for seven sessions

Note: Detour Theatre also runs Teens’ Classes & Children’s Classes. Contact the Theatre for details.

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.

The ability to read music will be an advantage for potential members.

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

Contact: Julia 575 0538

Breathwork and meditation in the gallery with Camilla Drema

When: Tuesday mornings 7.30am – 8.15 am
Where: Tauranga Art Gallery
Cost: $Koha

BYO yoga matt, blanket & water

Fruit & Tea provided after the session

If you are new to Breathwork, here are just some incredible benefits:

  • Unclutters our minds, leading to Heightened Presence
  • Improves Brain Health & Cognitive Function
  • Boosts Immunity (especially powerful during post covid times)
  • Helps Create a Robust Nervous System which helps with our capacity to create lasting changes (think re-wiring & keeping to our productivity goals!)
  • Proven to help us Live Longer
  • Alleviates Mental Health issues such as Anxiety & Depression
  • Creates mind to body connection leading to operating from a state of calm & response > reactionary and triggered states
  • Creates mental health shifts immediately, perfect for morning routines
  • Great for team-building exercises that involve something healthier
  • Stimulates creativity & memory
  • & many more!

Dr James Nestor has a famous quote: “No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how slim or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly” which sums up how integral the health of our breath is to us.

Experience the fusion of art & breathwork. 

Breathe yourself free, become more present, grounded & calm in your life

BOOK HERE

“Attending Camilla’s breathwork and meditation class at the art gallery for the past six weeks or so has been absolutely amazing! It’s seriously become one of the highlights of my week. Right from the first session, I felt like I walked into a super cozy and welcoming space that Camilla effortlessly creates. She’s just so warm and caring, it’s impossible not to feel comfortable around her. And that vibe spreads to the whole group too, so we all end up feeling like one big supportive family.

The breathwork exercises themselves are seriously something else. They’re both energizing and relaxing at the same time, and every session brings something new. It’s like going on this incredible journey inside yourself, guided by Camilla’s immense talent and passion. Seriously, she’s a natural at what she does.

If you’re up for a beautiful and empowering experience, definitely give Camilla’s class a try. You won’t regret it!” – Sheryl

Tauranga Scrabble Club

Scrabble is a great mental stimulant. Take up the challenge. Find that top word and top score.

Club Scrabble is a fun activity that gives those brain cells a good workout.  Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned player, we cater for everybody in our friendly, relaxed club environment.

The Tauranga Scrabble Club meets every Tuesday morning at the Tauranga Citizens Club, 170 Thirteenth Avenue, Tauranga from 9.20 a.m. for three games of scrabble.  Play commences at 9.30 a.m.  There is a mix of competitive and casual games.
Weekly cover charge of $3 includes morning tea.

Contact:
Phone: Barbara 544 8372 or Pam Fulton 027 746 4850
Email: dunn.barbara44@gmail.com
Website: www.taurangascrabble.wordpress.com

Rhythm ‘n’ Fun Line Dancing Tuesdays

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: Tuesday Mornings
Time:
10.00pm – 11.00pm  Absolute Beginners
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

Daytime Line Dancing sessions at the same venue on Mondays & Wednesdays.
Also on Tuesdays at Bayfair

NOTE: No classes during during School Holidays & Public Holidays

Adult Beginners Acting Classes

Are you interested in attending  acting classes for adult beginners?

The classes are for adults (18 years plus) who would like to give acting a go and have little or no previous experience or training. Topics that will be covered include an introduction to stage-craft, playing a character, working with a script, and auditions. The classes are the perfect introduction to acting for community theatre.

They are a great deal of fun in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

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

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

CLICK HERE TO ENROL

Two  options. Don’t wait, do it now.

Tuesday Afternoon Option
Time: 12.45pm – 2.15pm

Monday Evenings Option
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm

Location: Detour Theatre, Historic Village on 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
Cost: $87.50 for seven sessions

Note: Detour Theatre also runs Teens’ Classes & Children’s Classes. Contact the Theatre for details.

Senior Net

Senior Net Classes 

Learn from somebody your own age.

Clubrooms: the Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Contact: The Secretary
Phone: 577 1912  or 021 277 1912
Email: tauranga@seniornet.nz
Website: www.taurangaseniornet.co.nz

 

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 $45

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 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

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 .

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.

 

Writing Course for Aspiring Novelists

This term will focus on aspects of writing such as flashbacks, fight scenes, micro-plotting, pacing and themes. 

Carol Garden offers a weekly class for people writing (or aspiring to write) novels.
The class will operate during school terms throughout the year. Those interested can join the class at any time.
Now on her third novel (this time adult crime), Carol has created a course from all the learning she’s done in recent years.

Carol Garden: Manuscript assessment, mentoring, writing coaching.

When: Wednesdays 9.30am – 12 noon (during school term time)
Where: Wesley Church, 100 13th Ave, Tauranga

Email Carol to find out more:
Email: carol.garden45@gmail.com
Website: www.carolgarden.co.nz

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.
Annual membership fee $100 ( equates to about $2 per week).
New members can come along for 2 weeks FREE to see if they like it.
Morning Tea provided but people share a plate.
Bring Your Own Lunch.

Kawhe-whawhe Tauranga

Nau kake mai, nau haere mai ki te Kawhe-whawhe!

He reo Māori tāu? Kei te kimi koe I tētahi wahi  anō ki te kōrero māori?
Koinei te kauapa tika māu!

Outside of wānanga and marae it can feel difficult to find a safe space to use and speak Te Reo Māori. The library is here for you.

Kawhe-whawhe is an initiative aimed to provide learners and proficient speakers of Te Reo with a comfortable environment to share whakaaro, have fun, play games, learn something new and kōrero with each other in Te Reo.

Some activities included are- wanānga whakatauki, kahoot, wetewete korero, learn sentence structures, learning games and just have a korero!

Hot beverages and biscuits provided.

No bookings are required.

So come along, have a korero and meet new people

E ngā kākā waha nui, e nga manu pīkoko ki te reo rangatira, nau kake mai nau haere mai ki te whakawhiti kōrero, ki te takaro i ngā kēmu māori me te wānanga I ngā kaupapa maha

Tukua tō reo kia rere!

He Puna Manawa (Tauranga library)
Wednesdays from 12:30 noon-1:30pm

Pāpāmoa Library
Fridays from 12 noon-1pm

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: 1.00pm – 3pm
Place: Central Baptist Church, Cnr 13th Ave & Cameron Rd, Tauranga
Contact: Margaret  021 1722 184

Adult Art Classes: Young-at-Art

► Term 2 weekly adult classes:

We continue to meet on >> Friday 10 AM – 1 PM
and on the Wednesday evening from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

WEDNESDAYS from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
I share techniques as well as my own tips and tricks
Feel liberated in using different mediums together, to express your feelings and your emotions. Heal, let go and CREATE
You can work on different substrates (i.e. paper, cardboard, canvas, wood)
Learn to recycle, up-cycle, re-use, revamp 🙂
Most materials used during these lessons are included in the course fee.
There are plenty of papers etc. free to use, you just provide your canvas or other substrate of your choice for larger works.

Dates: Term 2 has 7 weeks: 26 April – 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May – 7 June
Venue: Young at Art Studio, Building 25B, Historic Village on 17th – Tauranga , Ph: 022-194 6615
Cost:
Term fee is $283.50 (=$315 minus prompt payment discount)
– casual classes are an option at $45 each (The lessons are to be taken during the term).
FRIDAY ADULT CLASSES from 10 am – 1 pm 
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
Dates: Term 2 has 7 weekly sessions : 28 April – 5, 12, 19, 26 May – 2, 9 June

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.
We will work in journals / on varied substrates and with many different mediums. I will teach; encourage; inspire and assist in letting go and how to let your creativity and emotions flow into your art making.
You will get most out of my classes if you can invest a little practice time during the week yourself. But of course you will want to do that anyway !!!
Please contact HERE for more info
Dates: Term 2 has 7 weekly sessions : 28 April – 5, 12, 19, 26 May – 2, 9 June

Venue: Young at Art Studio, Building 25B, Historic Village on 17th – Tauranga , Ph: 022-194 6615
Cost:
Term fee is $315 ($350 minus prompt payment discount)
– casual sessions are an option at $55 each (The lessons are to be taken during the term).

* Please contact HEREfor more info
*
 To confirm your spot for next term:  ►► SEND an EMAIL  

Young at Art also offers after school art classes for children>

Contact the studio for details.

Kickstart Toastmasters

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 your 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.nz/toastmasters/

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

Free Conversational English

English classes for all visa holders on Thursdays

When: Thursdays 10am – 12 noon
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.

Also at the Multicultural Centre:
Language Brew – Fun English Classes held fortnightly
on Wednesdays from 10am to noon.

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

Keynotes Women’s Barbershop Chorus

Keynotes Women’s Chorus sings a variety of songs in 4 part harmony.

Keynotes is a four part, a cappella barbershop chorus of enthusiastic women. We love to sing in the community and share our love of singing with others. We regularly sing at retirement villages, and other events. We would love for you to join us!

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 !

When: Thursdays 7pm
Where: Wesley Church Hall, 100 13th Ave, Tauranga

For more details:
Phone: Bernice 576 4848 or 0274 221 133
Email: keynotesbarbershop@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KeynotesBarbershop

Model Railways

Come down to the Model Railway Club for a look and a play.
You’ll find them upstairs on the corner of Cross Road and Mirrelies Road at Sulphur Point. All welcome.

Club times are:
Tuesday mornings 9.30am to 12.30pm
Thursday evenings 7.15pm to 9.30pm

Phone:  Mike 02 193 9233 or 543 1108 for further info.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TaurangaModelRailway/

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: $55 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 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

Senior Net

Senior Net Classes 

Learn from somebody your own age.

Clubrooms: the Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Contact: The Secretary
Phone: 577 1912  or 021 277 1912
Email: tauranga@seniornet.nz
Website: www.taurangaseniornet.co.nz

 

Wine & Clay: Friday Open Night

Interested in clay ?

Everyone welcome. Bring a friend.  No experience necessary.

Looking for a great new hobby and the opportunity to meet with others? Designed to work in with a busy schedule and to develop your skill. Make it a regular “thing” and you can work on more complicated projects.

At the Pottery Studio, we indulge in social pottery making. Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary. During the 2 hours you can expect to make something and underglaze it so that it will have colour in the finished item.  We will fire it and add a clear glaze.
The cost includes a glass of wine or juice.

Where: The Pottery Studio, 109 Devonport Rd, Tauranga
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Cost: Adults $48 per person, Children (8 to 14) $35

Click Here to book your workshop

Quakers in Tauranga

You are invited to explore your spiritual journey with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Meet a supportive group while meditating in an hour of silence and contemplation.

Our purpose is to promote a peaceful and sustainable world. Our values are peace, simplicity, equality, integrity, community and care of our planet.

We welcome newcomers.

In the spirit of manaakitanga we offer one another support and encouragement on our inner journey.

What to expect?

You will be welcomed with a cup of tea or coffee. We then spend an hour in meditation and  personal contemplation. This is followed by an opportunity for you to introduce yourself, to listen and to share.

When: Sundays from 10am to 12
Where: In the hall behind Brain Watkins House, corner of Cameron Road and Elizabeth Street.
Cost: Free

ALL WELCOME.

Ph 02102742502 for further information.

Website: https://quakers.nz/

Maia wrote:

Being part of a community of people who don’t tell you what to think or even necessarily ask you what you believe has been refreshing and a great strength to me starting in a new place 

 I have found myself accepted, encouraged, and welcomed”

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: Charlie: 021 296 0215

Free English Classes

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

When: Mondays 9.30 am – 11.00 am
Venue:  Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Road, Tauranga
Email:  Elizabeth Price  e7price@gmail.com
Phone:
578 7718

Fun in French with Shelley – All levels

All levels offered from Beginners to Advanced.

* Beginner French

Course Description: This class will arm you with the basics for surviving in a French speaking country – greetings, shopping, eating out, meeting people etc. – in a fun, friendly interactive way.  Speaking even a modest amount of French will have a tremendous pay-off in terms of enjoyment and interaction with the locals.

* Next Step after Beginners – Confidence Builder

Course outline: Class for those who have completed the 10 week beginner course and wish to build up confidence and extend their skills. This is also a good class for False Beginners – those who have done some French but a while ago and want to get back into the swing of things again. Emphasis on communication skills.

* Intermediate French – Use it, don’t lose it !

Course Description: If you have some beginner French, don’t want to lose it but also want to enjoy SPEAKING French rather than just reading it then this is the class  for you. This course is adapted to suit the level of participating students. Lots of interaction covering useful social situations. Learning and fun combined.

* Advanced Conversational French – On parle de tout, on s’amuse, tout en français

Course Description: Learning and fun combined. This 8-10 week class operates on an on-going basis and is designed for students who wish to improve, regain or maintain their fluency. The class is conducted entirely in French.

Click here for details re all levels of French

For more info:
French With Shelley
Phone: 07 578 9416
Emailshelley@lovefrench.nz
Websitewww.frenchwithshelley.co.nz

Cost: $140 for the 10 week course

Merci beaucoup.

Adult Beginners Acting Classes

Are you interested in attending  acting classes for adult beginners?

The classes are for adults (18 years plus) who would like to give acting a go and have little or no previous experience or training. Topics that will be covered include an introduction to stage-craft, playing a character, working with a script, and auditions. The classes are the perfect introduction to acting for community theatre.

They are a great deal of fun in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

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

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

CLICK HERE TO ENROL

Two  options. Don’t wait, do it now.

Tuesday Afternoon Option
Time: 12.45pm – 2.15pm

Monday Evenings Option
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm

Location: Detour Theatre, Historic Village on 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
Cost: $87.50 for seven sessions

Note: Detour Theatre also runs Teens’ Classes & Children’s Classes. Contact the Theatre for details.

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 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.

The ability to read music will be an advantage for potential members.

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

Contact: Julia 575 0538

Breathwork and meditation in the gallery with Camilla Drema

When: Tuesday mornings 7.30am – 8.15 am
Where: Tauranga Art Gallery
Cost: $Koha

BYO yoga matt, blanket & water

Fruit & Tea provided after the session

If you are new to Breathwork, here are just some incredible benefits:

  • Unclutters our minds, leading to Heightened Presence
  • Improves Brain Health & Cognitive Function
  • Boosts Immunity (especially powerful during post covid times)
  • Helps Create a Robust Nervous System which helps with our capacity to create lasting changes (think re-wiring & keeping to our productivity goals!)
  • Proven to help us Live Longer
  • Alleviates Mental Health issues such as Anxiety & Depression
  • Creates mind to body connection leading to operating from a state of calm & response > reactionary and triggered states
  • Creates mental health shifts immediately, perfect for morning routines
  • Great for team-building exercises that involve something healthier
  • Stimulates creativity & memory
  • & many more!

Dr James Nestor has a famous quote: “No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how slim or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly” which sums up how integral the health of our breath is to us.

Experience the fusion of art & breathwork. 

Breathe yourself free, become more present, grounded & calm in your life

BOOK HERE

“Attending Camilla’s breathwork and meditation class at the art gallery for the past six weeks or so has been absolutely amazing! It’s seriously become one of the highlights of my week. Right from the first session, I felt like I walked into a super cozy and welcoming space that Camilla effortlessly creates. She’s just so warm and caring, it’s impossible not to feel comfortable around her. And that vibe spreads to the whole group too, so we all end up feeling like one big supportive family.

The breathwork exercises themselves are seriously something else. They’re both energizing and relaxing at the same time, and every session brings something new. It’s like going on this incredible journey inside yourself, guided by Camilla’s immense talent and passion. Seriously, she’s a natural at what she does.

If you’re up for a beautiful and empowering experience, definitely give Camilla’s class a try. You won’t regret it!” – Sheryl

Tauranga Scrabble Club

Scrabble is a great mental stimulant. Take up the challenge. Find that top word and top score.

Club Scrabble is a fun activity that gives those brain cells a good workout.  Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned player, we cater for everybody in our friendly, relaxed club environment.

The Tauranga Scrabble Club meets every Tuesday morning at the Tauranga Citizens Club, 170 Thirteenth Avenue, Tauranga from 9.20 a.m. for three games of scrabble.  Play commences at 9.30 a.m.  There is a mix of competitive and casual games.
Weekly cover charge of $3 includes morning tea.

Contact:
Phone: Barbara 544 8372 or Pam Fulton 027 746 4850
Email: dunn.barbara44@gmail.com
Website: www.taurangascrabble.wordpress.com

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.

Rhythm ‘n’ Fun Line Dancing Tuesdays

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: Tuesday Mornings
Time:
10.00pm – 11.00pm  Absolute Beginners
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

Daytime Line Dancing sessions at the same venue on Mondays & Wednesdays.
Also on Tuesdays at Bayfair

NOTE: No classes during during School Holidays & Public Holidays

Adult Beginners Acting Classes

Are you interested in attending  acting classes for adult beginners?

The classes are for adults (18 years plus) who would like to give acting a go and have little or no previous experience or training. Topics that will be covered include an introduction to stage-craft, playing a character, working with a script, and auditions. The classes are the perfect introduction to acting for community theatre.

They are a great deal of fun in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

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

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

CLICK HERE TO ENROL

Two  options. Don’t wait, do it now.

Tuesday Afternoon Option
Time: 12.45pm – 2.15pm

Monday Evenings Option
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm

Location: Detour Theatre, Historic Village on 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
Cost: $87.50 for seven sessions

Note: Detour Theatre also runs Teens’ Classes & Children’s Classes. Contact the Theatre for details.

Senior Net

Senior Net Classes 

Learn from somebody your own age.

Clubrooms: the Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Contact: The Secretary
Phone: 577 1912  or 021 277 1912
Email: tauranga@seniornet.nz
Website: www.taurangaseniornet.co.nz

 

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 $45

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 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 .

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.

 

Writing Course for Aspiring Novelists

This term will focus on aspects of writing such as flashbacks, fight scenes, micro-plotting, pacing and themes. 

Carol Garden offers a weekly class for people writing (or aspiring to write) novels.
The class will operate during school terms throughout the year. Those interested can join the class at any time.
Now on her third novel (this time adult crime), Carol has created a course from all the learning she’s done in recent years.

Carol Garden: Manuscript assessment, mentoring, writing coaching.

When: Wednesdays 9.30am – 12 noon (during school term time)
Where: Wesley Church, 100 13th Ave, Tauranga

Email Carol to find out more:
Email: carol.garden45@gmail.com
Website: www.carolgarden.co.nz

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.
Annual membership fee $100 ( equates to about $2 per week).
New members can come along for 2 weeks FREE to see if they like it.
Morning Tea provided but people share a plate.
Bring Your Own Lunch.

Language Brew – Fun English Classes

Free morning tea held fortnightly Wednesday 10.30am-12pm

When: Wednesdays 10.30am – 11.30pm
Where: Multicultural Centre, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

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

Also at the Centre:
Free English Conversational Classes on Thursdays 10am-Noon

Kawhe-whawhe Tauranga

Nau kake mai, nau haere mai ki te Kawhe-whawhe!

He reo Māori tāu? Kei te kimi koe I tētahi wahi  anō ki te kōrero māori?
Koinei te kauapa tika māu!

Outside of wānanga and marae it can feel difficult to find a safe space to use and speak Te Reo Māori. The library is here for you.

Kawhe-whawhe is an initiative aimed to provide learners and proficient speakers of Te Reo with a comfortable environment to share whakaaro, have fun, play games, learn something new and kōrero with each other in Te Reo.

Some activities included are- wanānga whakatauki, kahoot, wetewete korero, learn sentence structures, learning games and just have a korero!

Hot beverages and biscuits provided.

No bookings are required.

So come along, have a korero and meet new people

E ngā kākā waha nui, e nga manu pīkoko ki te reo rangatira, nau kake mai nau haere mai ki te whakawhiti kōrero, ki te takaro i ngā kēmu māori me te wānanga I ngā kaupapa maha

Tukua tō reo kia rere!

He Puna Manawa (Tauranga library)
Wednesdays from 12:30 noon-1:30pm

Pāpāmoa Library
Fridays from 12 noon-1pm

Adult Art Classes: Young-at-Art

► Term 2 weekly adult classes:

We continue to meet on >> Friday 10 AM – 1 PM
and on the Wednesday evening from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

WEDNESDAYS from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
I share techniques as well as my own tips and tricks
Feel liberated in using different mediums together, to express your feelings and your emotions. Heal, let go and CREATE
You can work on different substrates (i.e. paper, cardboard, canvas, wood)
Learn to recycle, up-cycle, re-use, revamp 🙂
Most materials used during these lessons are included in the course fee.
There are plenty of papers etc. free to use, you just provide your canvas or other substrate of your choice for larger works.

Dates: Term 2 has 7 weeks: 26 April – 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May – 7 June
Venue: Young at Art Studio, Building 25B, Historic Village on 17th – Tauranga , Ph: 022-194 6615
Cost:
Term fee is $283.50 (=$315 minus prompt payment discount)
– casual classes are an option at $45 each (The lessons are to be taken during the term).
FRIDAY ADULT CLASSES from 10 am – 1 pm 
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
Dates: Term 2 has 7 weekly sessions : 28 April – 5, 12, 19, 26 May – 2, 9 June

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.
We will work in journals / on varied substrates and with many different mediums. I will teach; encourage; inspire and assist in letting go and how to let your creativity and emotions flow into your art making.
You will get most out of my classes if you can invest a little practice time during the week yourself. But of course you will want to do that anyway !!!
Please contact HERE for more info
Dates: Term 2 has 7 weekly sessions : 28 April – 5, 12, 19, 26 May – 2, 9 June

Venue: Young at Art Studio, Building 25B, Historic Village on 17th – Tauranga , Ph: 022-194 6615
Cost:
Term fee is $315 ($350 minus prompt payment discount)
– casual sessions are an option at $55 each (The lessons are to be taken during the term).

* Please contact HEREfor more info
*
 To confirm your spot for next term:  ►► SEND an EMAIL  

Young at Art also offers after school art classes for children>

Contact the studio for details.

Kickstart Toastmasters

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 your 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.nz/toastmasters/

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

Free Conversational English

English classes for all visa holders on Thursdays

When: Thursdays 10am – 12 noon
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.

Also at the Multicultural Centre:
Language Brew – Fun English Classes held fortnightly
on Wednesdays from 10am to noon.

Keynotes Women’s Barbershop Chorus

Keynotes Women’s Chorus sings a variety of songs in 4 part harmony.

Keynotes is a four part, a cappella barbershop chorus of enthusiastic women. We love to sing in the community and share our love of singing with others. We regularly sing at retirement villages, and other events. We would love for you to join us!

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 !

When: Thursdays 7pm
Where: Wesley Church Hall, 100 13th Ave, Tauranga

For more details:
Phone: Bernice 576 4848 or 0274 221 133
Email: keynotesbarbershop@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KeynotesBarbershop

Model Railways

Come down to the Model Railway Club for a look and a play.
You’ll find them upstairs on the corner of Cross Road and Mirrelies Road at Sulphur Point. All welcome.

Club times are:
Tuesday mornings 9.30am to 12.30pm
Thursday evenings 7.15pm to 9.30pm

Phone:  Mike 02 193 9233 or 543 1108 for further info.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TaurangaModelRailway/

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.

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: $55 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 !

Senior Net

Senior Net Classes 

Learn from somebody your own age.

Clubrooms: the Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Contact: The Secretary
Phone: 577 1912  or 021 277 1912
Email: tauranga@seniornet.nz
Website: www.taurangaseniornet.co.nz

 

Wine & Clay: Friday Open Night

Interested in clay ?

Everyone welcome. Bring a friend.  No experience necessary.

Looking for a great new hobby and the opportunity to meet with others? Designed to work in with a busy schedule and to develop your skill. Make it a regular “thing” and you can work on more complicated projects.

At the Pottery Studio, we indulge in social pottery making. Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary. During the 2 hours you can expect to make something and underglaze it so that it will have colour in the finished item.  We will fire it and add a clear glaze.
The cost includes a glass of wine or juice.

Where: The Pottery Studio, 109 Devonport Rd, Tauranga
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Cost: Adults $48 per person, Children (8 to 14) $35

Click Here to book your workshop

Quakers in Tauranga

You are invited to explore your spiritual journey with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Meet a supportive group while meditating in an hour of silence and contemplation.

Our purpose is to promote a peaceful and sustainable world. Our values are peace, simplicity, equality, integrity, community and care of our planet.

We welcome newcomers.

In the spirit of manaakitanga we offer one another support and encouragement on our inner journey.

What to expect?

You will be welcomed with a cup of tea or coffee. We then spend an hour in meditation and  personal contemplation. This is followed by an opportunity for you to introduce yourself, to listen and to share.

When: Sundays from 10am to 12
Where: In the hall behind Brain Watkins House, corner of Cameron Road and Elizabeth Street.
Cost: Free

ALL WELCOME.

Ph 02102742502 for further information.

Website: https://quakers.nz/

Maia wrote:

Being part of a community of people who don’t tell you what to think or even necessarily ask you what you believe has been refreshing and a great strength to me starting in a new place 

 I have found myself accepted, encouraged, and welcomed”

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 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 and  find the level that suits you.

When: Mondays 9.30 am – 11.00 am
Venue:  Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Road, Tauranga
Email:  Elizabeth Price  e7price@gmail.com
Phone:
578 7718

Fun in French with Shelley – All levels

All levels offered from Beginners to Advanced.

* Beginner French

Course Description: This class will arm you with the basics for surviving in a French speaking country – greetings, shopping, eating out, meeting people etc. – in a fun, friendly interactive way.  Speaking even a modest amount of French will have a tremendous pay-off in terms of enjoyment and interaction with the locals.

* Next Step after Beginners – Confidence Builder

Course outline: Class for those who have completed the 10 week beginner course and wish to build up confidence and extend their skills. This is also a good class for False Beginners – those who have done some French but a while ago and want to get back into the swing of things again. Emphasis on communication skills.

* Intermediate French – Use it, don’t lose it !

Course Description: If you have some beginner French, don’t want to lose it but also want to enjoy SPEAKING French rather than just reading it then this is the class  for you. This course is adapted to suit the level of participating students. Lots of interaction covering useful social situations. Learning and fun combined.

* Advanced Conversational French – On parle de tout, on s’amuse, tout en français

Course Description: Learning and fun combined. This 8-10 week class operates on an on-going basis and is designed for students who wish to improve, regain or maintain their fluency. The class is conducted entirely in French.

Click here for details re all levels of French

For more info:
French With Shelley
Phone: 07 578 9416
Emailshelley@lovefrench.nz
Websitewww.frenchwithshelley.co.nz

Cost: $140 for the 10 week course

Merci beaucoup.

Adult Beginners Acting Classes

Are you interested in attending  acting classes for adult beginners?

The classes are for adults (18 years plus) who would like to give acting a go and have little or no previous experience or training. Topics that will be covered include an introduction to stage-craft, playing a character, working with a script, and auditions. The classes are the perfect introduction to acting for community theatre.

They are a great deal of fun in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

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

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

CLICK HERE TO ENROL

Two  options. Don’t wait, do it now.

Tuesday Afternoon Option
Time: 12.45pm – 2.15pm

Monday Evenings Option
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm

Location: Detour Theatre, Historic Village on 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
Cost: $87.50 for seven sessions

Note: Detour Theatre also runs Teens’ Classes & Children’s Classes. Contact the Theatre for details.

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.

The ability to read music will be an advantage for potential members.

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

Contact: Julia 575 0538

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
Emailtaurangaanglersclub@hotmail.com
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1805775919451515
Websitehttps://taurangaanglersclub.webs.com

Breathwork and meditation in the gallery with Camilla Drema

When: Tuesday mornings 7.30am – 8.15 am
Where: Tauranga Art Gallery
Cost: $Koha

BYO yoga matt, blanket & water

Fruit & Tea provided after the session

If you are new to Breathwork, here are just some incredible benefits:

  • Unclutters our minds, leading to Heightened Presence
  • Improves Brain Health & Cognitive Function
  • Boosts Immunity (especially powerful during post covid times)
  • Helps Create a Robust Nervous System which helps with our capacity to create lasting changes (think re-wiring & keeping to our productivity goals!)
  • Proven to help us Live Longer
  • Alleviates Mental Health issues such as Anxiety & Depression
  • Creates mind to body connection leading to operating from a state of calm & response > reactionary and triggered states
  • Creates mental health shifts immediately, perfect for morning routines
  • Great for team-building exercises that involve something healthier
  • Stimulates creativity & memory
  • & many more!

Dr James Nestor has a famous quote: “No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how slim or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly” which sums up how integral the health of our breath is to us.

Experience the fusion of art & breathwork. 

Breathe yourself free, become more present, grounded & calm in your life

BOOK HERE

“Attending Camilla’s breathwork and meditation class at the art gallery for the past six weeks or so has been absolutely amazing! It’s seriously become one of the highlights of my week. Right from the first session, I felt like I walked into a super cozy and welcoming space that Camilla effortlessly creates. She’s just so warm and caring, it’s impossible not to feel comfortable around her. And that vibe spreads to the whole group too, so we all end up feeling like one big supportive family.

The breathwork exercises themselves are seriously something else. They’re both energizing and relaxing at the same time, and every session brings something new. It’s like going on this incredible journey inside yourself, guided by Camilla’s immense talent and passion. Seriously, she’s a natural at what she does.

If you’re up for a beautiful and empowering experience, definitely give Camilla’s class a try. You won’t regret it!” – Sheryl

Tauranga Scrabble Club

Scrabble is a great mental stimulant. Take up the challenge. Find that top word and top score.

Club Scrabble is a fun activity that gives those brain cells a good workout.  Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned player, we cater for everybody in our friendly, relaxed club environment.

The Tauranga Scrabble Club meets every Tuesday morning at the Tauranga Citizens Club, 170 Thirteenth Avenue, Tauranga from 9.20 a.m. for three games of scrabble.  Play commences at 9.30 a.m.  There is a mix of competitive and casual games.
Weekly cover charge of $3 includes morning tea.

Contact:
Phone: Barbara 544 8372 or Pam Fulton 027 746 4850
Email: dunn.barbara44@gmail.com
Website: www.taurangascrabble.wordpress.com

Rhythm ‘n’ Fun Line Dancing Tuesdays

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: Tuesday Mornings
Time:
10.00pm – 11.00pm  Absolute Beginners
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

Daytime Line Dancing sessions at the same venue on Mondays & Wednesdays.
Also on Tuesdays at Bayfair

NOTE: No classes during during School Holidays & Public Holidays

Adult Beginners Acting Classes

Are you interested in attending  acting classes for adult beginners?

The classes are for adults (18 years plus) who would like to give acting a go and have little or no previous experience or training. Topics that will be covered include an introduction to stage-craft, playing a character, working with a script, and auditions. The classes are the perfect introduction to acting for community theatre.

They are a great deal of fun in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

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

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

CLICK HERE TO ENROL

Two  options. Don’t wait, do it now.

Tuesday Afternoon Option
Time: 12.45pm – 2.15pm

Monday Evenings Option
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm

Location: Detour Theatre, Historic Village on 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
Cost: $87.50 for seven sessions

Note: Detour Theatre also runs Teens’ Classes & Children’s Classes. Contact the Theatre for details.

Senior Net

Senior Net Classes 

Learn from somebody your own age.

Clubrooms: the Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Contact: The Secretary
Phone: 577 1912  or 021 277 1912
Email: tauranga@seniornet.nz
Website: www.taurangaseniornet.co.nz

 

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 $45

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 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 .

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.

 

Writing Course for Aspiring Novelists

This term will focus on aspects of writing such as flashbacks, fight scenes, micro-plotting, pacing and themes. 

Carol Garden offers a weekly class for people writing (or aspiring to write) novels.
The class will operate during school terms throughout the year. Those interested can join the class at any time.
Now on her third novel (this time adult crime), Carol has created a course from all the learning she’s done in recent years.

Carol Garden: Manuscript assessment, mentoring, writing coaching.

When: Wednesdays 9.30am – 12 noon (during school term time)
Where: Wesley Church, 100 13th Ave, Tauranga

Email Carol to find out more:
Email: carol.garden45@gmail.com
Website: www.carolgarden.co.nz

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.
Annual membership fee $100 ( equates to about $2 per week).
New members can come along for 2 weeks FREE to see if they like it.
Morning Tea provided but people share a plate.
Bring Your Own Lunch.

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:

1

Wednesday 19 July
Past travels through a book

Wednesday 16 August
Fatal attraction

Wednesday 20 September
Into the future we go (science fiction)

Wednesday 18 October
Move elsewhere and write about it

Wednesday 15 November
‘Faction’ (fiction based on a true story)

Wednesday 20 December
Open slather (any book you have read in 2023 and highly recommend)

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

 

Kawhe-whawhe Tauranga

Nau kake mai, nau haere mai ki te Kawhe-whawhe!

He reo Māori tāu? Kei te kimi koe I tētahi wahi  anō ki te kōrero māori?
Koinei te kauapa tika māu!

Outside of wānanga and marae it can feel difficult to find a safe space to use and speak Te Reo Māori. The library is here for you.

Kawhe-whawhe is an initiative aimed to provide learners and proficient speakers of Te Reo with a comfortable environment to share whakaaro, have fun, play games, learn something new and kōrero with each other in Te Reo.

Some activities included are- wanānga whakatauki, kahoot, wetewete korero, learn sentence structures, learning games and just have a korero!

Hot beverages and biscuits provided.

No bookings are required.

So come along, have a korero and meet new people

E ngā kākā waha nui, e nga manu pīkoko ki te reo rangatira, nau kake mai nau haere mai ki te whakawhiti kōrero, ki te takaro i ngā kēmu māori me te wānanga I ngā kaupapa maha

Tukua tō reo kia rere!

He Puna Manawa (Tauranga library)
Wednesdays from 12:30 noon-1:30pm

Pāpāmoa Library
Fridays from 12 noon-1pm

Adult Art Classes: Young-at-Art

► Term 2 weekly adult classes:

We continue to meet on >> Friday 10 AM – 1 PM
and on the Wednesday evening from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

WEDNESDAYS from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
I share techniques as well as my own tips and tricks
Feel liberated in using different mediums together, to express your feelings and your emotions. Heal, let go and CREATE
You can work on different substrates (i.e. paper, cardboard, canvas, wood)
Learn to recycle, up-cycle, re-use, revamp 🙂
Most materials used during these lessons are included in the course fee.
There are plenty of papers etc. free to use, you just provide your canvas or other substrate of your choice for larger works.

Dates: Term 2 has 7 weeks: 26 April – 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May – 7 June
Venue: Young at Art Studio, Building 25B, Historic Village on 17th – Tauranga , Ph: 022-194 6615
Cost:
Term fee is $283.50 (=$315 minus prompt payment discount)
– casual classes are an option at $45 each (The lessons are to be taken during the term).
FRIDAY ADULT CLASSES from 10 am – 1 pm 
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
Dates: Term 2 has 7 weekly sessions : 28 April – 5, 12, 19, 26 May – 2, 9 June

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.
We will work in journals / on varied substrates and with many different mediums. I will teach; encourage; inspire and assist in letting go and how to let your creativity and emotions flow into your art making.
You will get most out of my classes if you can invest a little practice time during the week yourself. But of course you will want to do that anyway !!!
Please contact HERE for more info
Dates: Term 2 has 7 weekly sessions : 28 April – 5, 12, 19, 26 May – 2, 9 June

Venue: Young at Art Studio, Building 25B, Historic Village on 17th – Tauranga , Ph: 022-194 6615
Cost:
Term fee is $315 ($350 minus prompt payment discount)
– casual sessions are an option at $55 each (The lessons are to be taken during the term).

* Please contact HEREfor more info
*
 To confirm your spot for next term:  ►► SEND an EMAIL  

Young at Art also offers after school art classes for children>

Contact the studio for details.

Kickstart Toastmasters

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 your 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.nz/toastmasters/

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

Free Conversational English

English classes for all visa holders on Thursdays

When: Thursdays 10am – 12 noon
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.

Also at the Multicultural Centre:
Language Brew – Fun English Classes held fortnightly
on Wednesdays from 10am to noon.

Keynotes Women’s Barbershop Chorus

Keynotes Women’s Chorus sings a variety of songs in 4 part harmony.

Keynotes is a four part, a cappella barbershop chorus of enthusiastic women. We love to sing in the community and share our love of singing with others. We regularly sing at retirement villages, and other events. We would love for you to join us!

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 !

When: Thursdays 7pm
Where: Wesley Church Hall, 100 13th Ave, Tauranga

For more details:
Phone: Bernice 576 4848 or 0274 221 133
Email: keynotesbarbershop@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KeynotesBarbershop

Model Railways

Come down to the Model Railway Club for a look and a play.
You’ll find them upstairs on the corner of Cross Road and Mirrelies Road at Sulphur Point. All welcome.

Club times are:
Tuesday mornings 9.30am to 12.30pm
Thursday evenings 7.15pm to 9.30pm

Phone:  Mike 02 193 9233 or 543 1108 for further info.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TaurangaModelRailway/

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: $55 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 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

Senior Net

Senior Net Classes 

Learn from somebody your own age.

Clubrooms: the Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Contact: The Secretary
Phone: 577 1912  or 021 277 1912
Email: tauranga@seniornet.nz
Website: www.taurangaseniornet.co.nz

 

Wine & Clay: Friday Open Night

Interested in clay ?

Everyone welcome. Bring a friend.  No experience necessary.

Looking for a great new hobby and the opportunity to meet with others? Designed to work in with a busy schedule and to develop your skill. Make it a regular “thing” and you can work on more complicated projects.

At the Pottery Studio, we indulge in social pottery making. Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary. During the 2 hours you can expect to make something and underglaze it so that it will have colour in the finished item.  We will fire it and add a clear glaze.
The cost includes a glass of wine or juice.

Where: The Pottery Studio, 109 Devonport Rd, Tauranga
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Cost: Adults $48 per person, Children (8 to 14) $35

Click Here to book your workshop

Quakers in Tauranga

You are invited to explore your spiritual journey with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Meet a supportive group while meditating in an hour of silence and contemplation.

Our purpose is to promote a peaceful and sustainable world. Our values are peace, simplicity, equality, integrity, community and care of our planet.

We welcome newcomers.

In the spirit of manaakitanga we offer one another support and encouragement on our inner journey.

What to expect?

You will be welcomed with a cup of tea or coffee. We then spend an hour in meditation and  personal contemplation. This is followed by an opportunity for you to introduce yourself, to listen and to share.

When: Sundays from 10am to 12
Where: In the hall behind Brain Watkins House, corner of Cameron Road and Elizabeth Street.
Cost: Free

ALL WELCOME.

Ph 02102742502 for further information.

Website: https://quakers.nz/

Maia wrote:

Being part of a community of people who don’t tell you what to think or even necessarily ask you what you believe has been refreshing and a great strength to me starting in a new place 

 I have found myself accepted, encouraged, and welcomed”

Free English Classes

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

When: Mondays 9.30 am – 11.00 am
Venue:  Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Road, Tauranga
Email:  Elizabeth Price  e7price@gmail.com
Phone:
578 7718

Fun in French with Shelley – All levels

All levels offered from Beginners to Advanced.

* Beginner French

Course Description: This class will arm you with the basics for surviving in a French speaking country – greetings, shopping, eating out, meeting people etc. – in a fun, friendly interactive way.  Speaking even a modest amount of French will have a tremendous pay-off in terms of enjoyment and interaction with the locals.

* Next Step after Beginners – Confidence Builder

Course outline: Class for those who have completed the 10 week beginner course and wish to build up confidence and extend their skills. This is also a good class for False Beginners – those who have done some French but a while ago and want to get back into the swing of things again. Emphasis on communication skills.

* Intermediate French – Use it, don’t lose it !

Course Description: If you have some beginner French, don’t want to lose it but also want to enjoy SPEAKING French rather than just reading it then this is the class  for you. This course is adapted to suit the level of participating students. Lots of interaction covering useful social situations. Learning and fun combined.

* Advanced Conversational French – On parle de tout, on s’amuse, tout en français

Course Description: Learning and fun combined. This 8-10 week class operates on an on-going basis and is designed for students who wish to improve, regain or maintain their fluency. The class is conducted entirely in French.

Click here for details re all levels of French

For more info:
French With Shelley
Phone: 07 578 9416
Emailshelley@lovefrench.nz
Websitewww.frenchwithshelley.co.nz

Cost: $140 for the 10 week course

Merci beaucoup.

Adult Beginners Acting Classes

Are you interested in attending  acting classes for adult beginners?

The classes are for adults (18 years plus) who would like to give acting a go and have little or no previous experience or training. Topics that will be covered include an introduction to stage-craft, playing a character, working with a script, and auditions. The classes are the perfect introduction to acting for community theatre.

They are a great deal of fun in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

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

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

CLICK HERE TO ENROL

Two  options. Don’t wait, do it now.

Tuesday Afternoon Option
Time: 12.45pm – 2.15pm

Monday Evenings Option
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm

Location: Detour Theatre, Historic Village on 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
Cost: $87.50 for seven sessions

Note: Detour Theatre also runs Teens’ Classes & Children’s Classes. Contact the Theatre for details.

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.

The ability to read music will be an advantage for potential members.

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

Contact: Julia 575 0538

Breathwork and meditation in the gallery with Camilla Drema

When: Tuesday mornings 7.30am – 8.15 am
Where: Tauranga Art Gallery
Cost: $Koha

BYO yoga matt, blanket & water

Fruit & Tea provided after the session

If you are new to Breathwork, here are just some incredible benefits:

  • Unclutters our minds, leading to Heightened Presence
  • Improves Brain Health & Cognitive Function
  • Boosts Immunity (especially powerful during post covid times)
  • Helps Create a Robust Nervous System which helps with our capacity to create lasting changes (think re-wiring & keeping to our productivity goals!)
  • Proven to help us Live Longer
  • Alleviates Mental Health issues such as Anxiety & Depression
  • Creates mind to body connection leading to operating from a state of calm & response > reactionary and triggered states
  • Creates mental health shifts immediately, perfect for morning routines
  • Great for team-building exercises that involve something healthier
  • Stimulates creativity & memory
  • & many more!

Dr James Nestor has a famous quote: “No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how slim or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly” which sums up how integral the health of our breath is to us.

Experience the fusion of art & breathwork. 

Breathe yourself free, become more present, grounded & calm in your life

BOOK HERE

“Attending Camilla’s breathwork and meditation class at the art gallery for the past six weeks or so has been absolutely amazing! It’s seriously become one of the highlights of my week. Right from the first session, I felt like I walked into a super cozy and welcoming space that Camilla effortlessly creates. She’s just so warm and caring, it’s impossible not to feel comfortable around her. And that vibe spreads to the whole group too, so we all end up feeling like one big supportive family.

The breathwork exercises themselves are seriously something else. They’re both energizing and relaxing at the same time, and every session brings something new. It’s like going on this incredible journey inside yourself, guided by Camilla’s immense talent and passion. Seriously, she’s a natural at what she does.

If you’re up for a beautiful and empowering experience, definitely give Camilla’s class a try. You won’t regret it!” – Sheryl

Tauranga Scrabble Club

Scrabble is a great mental stimulant. Take up the challenge. Find that top word and top score.

Club Scrabble is a fun activity that gives those brain cells a good workout.  Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned player, we cater for everybody in our friendly, relaxed club environment.

The Tauranga Scrabble Club meets every Tuesday morning at the Tauranga Citizens Club, 170 Thirteenth Avenue, Tauranga from 9.20 a.m. for three games of scrabble.  Play commences at 9.30 a.m.  There is a mix of competitive and casual games.
Weekly cover charge of $3 includes morning tea.

Contact:
Phone: Barbara 544 8372 or Pam Fulton 027 746 4850
Email: dunn.barbara44@gmail.com
Website: www.taurangascrabble.wordpress.com

Rhythm ‘n’ Fun Line Dancing Tuesdays

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: Tuesday Mornings
Time:
10.00pm – 11.00pm  Absolute Beginners
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

Daytime Line Dancing sessions at the same venue on Mondays & Wednesdays.
Also on Tuesdays at Bayfair

NOTE: No classes during during School Holidays & Public Holidays

Adult Beginners Acting Classes

Are you interested in attending  acting classes for adult beginners?

The classes are for adults (18 years plus) who would like to give acting a go and have little or no previous experience or training. Topics that will be covered include an introduction to stage-craft, playing a character, working with a script, and auditions. The classes are the perfect introduction to acting for community theatre.

They are a great deal of fun in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

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

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

CLICK HERE TO ENROL

Two  options. Don’t wait, do it now.

Tuesday Afternoon Option
Time: 12.45pm – 2.15pm

Monday Evenings Option
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm

Location: Detour Theatre, Historic Village on 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
Cost: $87.50 for seven sessions

Note: Detour Theatre also runs Teens’ Classes & Children’s Classes. Contact the Theatre for details.

Senior Net

Senior Net Classes 

Learn from somebody your own age.

Clubrooms: the Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Contact: The Secretary
Phone: 577 1912  or 021 277 1912
Email: tauranga@seniornet.nz
Website: www.taurangaseniornet.co.nz

 

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 $45

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 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 .

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.

 

Writing Course for Aspiring Novelists

This term will focus on aspects of writing such as flashbacks, fight scenes, micro-plotting, pacing and themes. 

Carol Garden offers a weekly class for people writing (or aspiring to write) novels.
The class will operate during school terms throughout the year. Those interested can join the class at any time.
Now on her third novel (this time adult crime), Carol has created a course from all the learning she’s done in recent years.

Carol Garden: Manuscript assessment, mentoring, writing coaching.

When: Wednesdays 9.30am – 12 noon (during school term time)
Where: Wesley Church, 100 13th Ave, Tauranga

Email Carol to find out more:
Email: carol.garden45@gmail.com
Website: www.carolgarden.co.nz

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.
Annual membership fee $100 ( equates to about $2 per week).
New members can come along for 2 weeks FREE to see if they like it.
Morning Tea provided but people share a plate.
Bring Your Own Lunch.

Language Brew – Fun English Classes

Free morning tea held fortnightly Wednesday 10.30am-12pm

When: Wednesdays 10.30am – 11.30pm
Where: Multicultural Centre, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

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

Also at the Centre:
Free English Conversational Classes on Thursdays 10am-Noon

Kawhe-whawhe Tauranga

Nau kake mai, nau haere mai ki te Kawhe-whawhe!

He reo Māori tāu? Kei te kimi koe I tētahi wahi  anō ki te kōrero māori?
Koinei te kauapa tika māu!

Outside of wānanga and marae it can feel difficult to find a safe space to use and speak Te Reo Māori. The library is here for you.

Kawhe-whawhe is an initiative aimed to provide learners and proficient speakers of Te Reo with a comfortable environment to share whakaaro, have fun, play games, learn something new and kōrero with each other in Te Reo.

Some activities included are- wanānga whakatauki, kahoot, wetewete korero, learn sentence structures, learning games and just have a korero!

Hot beverages and biscuits provided.

No bookings are required.

So come along, have a korero and meet new people

E ngā kākā waha nui, e nga manu pīkoko ki te reo rangatira, nau kake mai nau haere mai ki te whakawhiti kōrero, ki te takaro i ngā kēmu māori me te wānanga I ngā kaupapa maha

Tukua tō reo kia rere!

He Puna Manawa (Tauranga library)
Wednesdays from 12:30 noon-1:30pm

Pāpāmoa Library
Fridays from 12 noon-1pm

Adult Art Classes: Young-at-Art

► Term 2 weekly adult classes:

We continue to meet on >> Friday 10 AM – 1 PM
and on the Wednesday evening from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

WEDNESDAYS from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
I share techniques as well as my own tips and tricks
Feel liberated in using different mediums together, to express your feelings and your emotions. Heal, let go and CREATE
You can work on different substrates (i.e. paper, cardboard, canvas, wood)
Learn to recycle, up-cycle, re-use, revamp 🙂
Most materials used during these lessons are included in the course fee.
There are plenty of papers etc. free to use, you just provide your canvas or other substrate of your choice for larger works.

Dates: Term 2 has 7 weeks: 26 April – 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May – 7 June
Venue: Young at Art Studio, Building 25B, Historic Village on 17th – Tauranga , Ph: 022-194 6615
Cost:
Term fee is $283.50 (=$315 minus prompt payment discount)
– casual classes are an option at $45 each (The lessons are to be taken during the term).
FRIDAY ADULT CLASSES from 10 am – 1 pm 
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
Dates: Term 2 has 7 weekly sessions : 28 April – 5, 12, 19, 26 May – 2, 9 June

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.
We will work in journals / on varied substrates and with many different mediums. I will teach; encourage; inspire and assist in letting go and how to let your creativity and emotions flow into your art making.
You will get most out of my classes if you can invest a little practice time during the week yourself. But of course you will want to do that anyway !!!
Please contact HERE for more info
Dates: Term 2 has 7 weekly sessions : 28 April – 5, 12, 19, 26 May – 2, 9 June

Venue: Young at Art Studio, Building 25B, Historic Village on 17th – Tauranga , Ph: 022-194 6615
Cost:
Term fee is $315 ($350 minus prompt payment discount)
– casual sessions are an option at $55 each (The lessons are to be taken during the term).

* Please contact HEREfor more info
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 To confirm your spot for next term:  ►► SEND an EMAIL  

Young at Art also offers after school art classes for children>

Contact the studio for details.

Kickstart Toastmasters

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 your 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.nz/toastmasters/