SunLive – What’s New – pickleball, galleries and ceramics

Hello and welcome to Monday.

A heavy rain watch is in place today. It’s a cloudy day ahead with occasional rain and easterly winds.

It’s a one-layer day with a forecast high of 21 degrees and an overnight low of 17 degrees. Low tide is at 2:21 p.m. and high tide at 8:41 p.m. Sunset is at 5:46 p.m.

What is it today?

Ceramics of hydrangeas by Pam Mossman at the Pot House Gallery in the historic village of Tauranga. Photo: provided.

The Pot House Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Tauranga Historic Village. the Pot House is a ceramics and pottery gallery with working artists’ studios.

For more events visit My Tauranga.

The mission house in Elms | Te Papa Tauranga. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

Elms | Te Papa Tauranga at Mission St is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come see the Mission House and gardens. For more information, click here


Tauranga Art Gallery at Willow St. Photo: Supplied.

Wander through the Tauranga Art Gallery and check out the many exhibits on display there this week. The gallery, in Willow St, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Do you like public art? The CITY ART WALK TAURANGA app is a free downloadable walking tour of 20 public artworks in downtown Tauranga. For more information, click here

Diana Bomford, Tony Fraser and Hugh Bomford at the Lion and Tusk Museum at Mount Maunganui. Photo: Daniel Hines.

Have you ever been to the Lion and Tusk Museum? It is open today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Unit 4, 14 Portside Dr, Mount Maunganui. Come see a massive display of RHodesian military history files and exhibits of uniforms, medals and equipment. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. For more information, click here

The Incubator. Photo: provided.

At the Creative Hub incubator in the historic village of Tauranga, numerous exhibitions, workshops and events take place daily. For more information, click here. Exhibition hours are 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

What else is playing today?

500 cards
12:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday. 14 Norris Tauranga St. $3 refreshments. Must be fully vaccinated. Come join us. Telephone Carol 022 639 2411

Alcoholics Anonymous
Public meeting at 10 a.m., Wesley Methodist Church, 100 3rd Ave, Tauranga. Everyone welcome, tel. 0800 229 6754

Associative Croquet
Saturday, Monday and Wednesday at Club Mt Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St. 9:15 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. departure. New players and visitors welcome. Ph Jacqui 07 574 9293

Badminton Club, Aquinas College
Tauranga Badminton Club. Monday and Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. at Aquinas College Events Centre. Seniors and year 11 and up, casual players welcome, $10 per person. Ph/txt Noel 027 622 9797 www.sporty/

Body + Soul 50+ Fitness
Good music. Fun. Meet famous friends Exercise to improve your health, strength and balance. Free first class. Monday and Friday 9.15am Greerton Hall. Diana 027 431 4326

Mount Maunganui Chess
Mt Maunganui RSA Chess Club, Maunganui Rd. Monday (excluding holidays) from 7pm. Info: Look for Western BOP Chess online

Citizens Advice Bureau
Free, confidential and impartial information and advice. You do not know ? Ask us! Mon-Fri Ph 07 578 1592 email [email protected] 9am-4pm *no face-to-face at this time*

Dutch friendly support network
Morning coffee on the 1st Monday of the month, 10am-12pm. Admission at $4. Vintage Car Club Rooms, Cliff Rd, Tauranga. Tel Bernadette 07 572 3968

Concert Photography Group Exhibition
The Peoples Gallery (Historic Village, Tauranga) welcomes 9 talented New Zealand photographers. Various photos ranging from the Jam Factory to the Jazz Festival to Woodcock. From March 19 to May 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends. [email protected]

Harmony-A-Plenty Barbershop Singers
do you like singing? Come have fun with us. 7pm every Monday Bethlehem Community Church, Moffat’s Road. Supper. Errol 07 543 4138

Otumoetai indoor bowls
Join us for an enjoyable evening of social bowls. We meet Monday at 7.15pm at Matua Primary School Hall, Clivedene St entrance. Phone Karen 07 576 0443

stay on your feet
Omokoroa 11am-12pm, Settlers Hall, 334 Omokoroa Road. Strength and balance classes for seniors. All fitness levels are welcome. Telephone Sharnie 021 111 8617

Mount Maunganui Indoor Bowls
Join us for Indoor Balls at Mount RSA on Monday and Thursday at 6:45pm. Bring $3. Alice 02 10 64 2337 / Joy 027 308 7271

Omokoroa Beach Indoor Bowls
Meet at Settler’s Hall at 1 p.m. for 1.5 hours of play. All equipment provided. Please wear smooth-soled shoes. 25 players maximum. Ph Ruth 07 571 1564

Exhibition Outside Inside Inside Outside
The Incubator Gallery (Historical Village, Tauranga) welcomes John Baxter. A solo exhibition on the inter-connectivity of life forces from the cellular to the celestial. From April 9 to May 2, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends. [email protected]

Try pickleball – it’s fun! We meet at the Mount Sports Center from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. $5. Rackets, balls, refreshments provided. Bob 027 478 6282

Potters and Friends of Pukemapu
The Pot House Gallery (Historic Village, Tauranga) hosts Pukemapu Potters, Maureen Ball and Sophie Evans. An exhibition of ceramics of different styles and techniques. From March 19 to May 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends. [email protected]

Tauranga Table Tennis
Monday and Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall QEYC. Welcome new players. Information

Tauranga Bird Club
Interested in keeping birds? Club Nights held at Matua Hall, Levers Rd from 7.30pm on the 2nd Monday of every month – come along!

Tauranga Civic Choir
Mondays at 7:30 p.m. at Wesley Methodist Church, 100 13th Ave, Tauranga. All voices are welcome. Telephone Julia 575 0538

Tauranga Creative Fiber
Every Monday at 9.30 a.m. and the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7 p.m. Learn new skills, knitting, crocheting, spinning, dyeing, weaving and felting. 177 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga. Ph Cathy 07 570 2191

Tauranga Vision Friendship Club
Retirees in search of friendship, companionship, pleasure. Meet at 10 a.m. on the 4th Monday of the month Citizens Club. Speakers and interest groups. Bryan 027 813 5426

Te Puke Community Patrol
Meet on a Monday over tea and coffee to share information. Info Ph 027 430 6383 or email [email protected]

Zonta Club of Tauranga
Dinner meeting on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6 p.m. Advance the status of women and children around the world. Make a difference. Leigh 0210 267 2631

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