What‘s on - Quarry Fest, pooches, dancing

Bring your furry friends along to Pooch in the Pool

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday!

It’s a perfect day for an autumn Quarry Fest!

The weather forecast for today is for a fine day with southwest breezes. It’s a two-clothing layer day with an expected high of 21 degrees, and an overnight low of 10 degrees.

Bring along the whole whanau to the Te Puna Quarry Park today from 10am to 4pm for the Lions Autumn Quarry Fest. Special guest artists the Nairobi Trio will be performing in the amphitheatre. Entry is a $5 per adult donation and children under 14 can enter for free. More details here.

Bring your furry friends down to Memorial Pool for the long awaited Pooch in the Pool! There will be giveaways, free samples, balls galore and so much more. Make sure your pups dress to impress! Small dogs will be taking to the pool from 10am -11.30am; large dogs from 11.30am – 1pm; and small dogs and large dogs who are known to behave well together from 1pm – 2.30pm. For more information click here

Photo: The Dance Factory

For a Sunday afternoon of social dancing, come to Papamoa at 2pm to 4pm for Zouk, Salsa, Bachata, Samba de Gafieira, Tango and Modern Jive.  More here

Photo: Greyhounds as Pets

The Greyhounds as Pets NZ group have organised an outing today at Puketoki Reserve in Whakamarama, starting at 10am. Click here for more information.

Come down to Mount Main Beach this weekend to watch the first ever Mauao Beach Ultimate Frisbee tournament!  Games run from 8.30am-4pm Saturday and 8.30am to 2pm Sunday. Check out more information here.

The Tattoo & Art Extravaganza is happening today at Trustpower Baypark, with international and local tattoo artists, indoor and outdoor zones, live entertainment, Wearable Art Show, Creative Village, caravan street art exhibition, bike stunts, live bands, and a variety of food and drinks.  Click here to find out more.

The Papamoa Lions Club Market runs from 8am to 12 noon at the Gordon Spratt Reserve in Papamoa.  Come down for fresh produce, handmade treasures and unbeatable bargains. More here

Tauranga Salvation Army are hosting a shared lunch in their social hall at 51 Fifth Ave today, starting at 12 noon. Bring a plate of food to share.

The People’s Gallery-Toi ka rere

If art is your thing, head over to the Odyssey’ Art Exhibition, at The People’s Gallery-Toi ka rere at Tauranga Historic Village. There you will find that Kinsa Hays, Carolyn Watts and Bob Drake, three exhibitors from the Katikati Art Group, are each showing their own take on an aspect of their journey through life. Expressed in completely different ways, ‘Odyssey’ brings together colour, assemblage and form in a community setting. The exhibition runs until April 22. More information here

Today is the birthday of Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician, astronomer and scientist who discovered Saturn’s rings. Born in 1629, he once said “We shall be less apt to admire what this World calls Great, shall nobly despise those Trifles the generality of Men set their Affections on, when we know that there are a multitude of such Earths inhabited and adorned as Well as our own.”

There is so much more happening around the Bay today. Check it out:

Bible Seminar
1:45pm Greerton Senior Citizen’s Hall, Maitland St, Greerton. Death, will it be the end of your life. Interactive, Q&A. All welcome. Vic 543 0504

Bowls Tauranga South
Come & try lawn bowls at 15 Tutchen St, 12:45pm with a bbq & refreshments. Ph Mike 022 340 4152 or just turn up on the day.

Computer Club (Tga) Inc
At Art & Craft Centre, Elizabeth St West on last Sunday of month 9:30-12:30. Ph 572 1230

Corkers Toastmasters
Corkers Toastmasters meets 3rd Sunday of month at 2pm at Zone Cafe (upstairs) Owens Pl Mount Maunganui. Ph Chrissy 027 296 7939

Tauranga Domain, Cameron Rd, 12:45 for 1pm start, Sun, Tues, Fri. Beginners welcome. Peter 571 0633

Friendship Force Travel Club
Enjoy travel & meeting visitors? For world-wide exchange travel ph Jonathan 572 2091, Barbara 574 5711,

Laughter Yoga
9am. Everyone welcome. $10, children 11 & under free. For more details ph Erika 022 323 0033

Lion's Autumn Quarry Fest
Quarry Park, Te Puna 10-4. Adults $5, Children Free. Music & stalls featuring “Nairobi Trio”. Nett proceeds for Community. Bethlehem Te Puna Lions Project.

Maketu Market
Maketu Market is held 3rd & 5th Sundays of the month, 7am-12pm at Maketu Village Green. Ph Carolyn 027 251 0388 or Pat 021 447 420

Messy Church
Join us for fun activities, faith exploration, celebration time. Meal provided. 4-6 at St John’s Anglican Church, 94 Bureta Rd

Opera Chorus Extravaganza
Music from well-known operas presented by Tauranga Civic Choir. 2:30pm at Otumoetai Baptist Church. $30.

Radio Controlled Model Yachts
Sundays & Thursdays 1:30-4, in pond behind 24 Montego Drive Papamoa, sailing Electron Yachts for fun. Adult beginners welcome. Graham 572 5419

Taize @ St. Georges
Join us for a contemplative service based on the style & music of the Taize Community, 1 Church Street, Gate Pa. 7pm.

Tauranga Social Dance Club
Annual General Meeting today at 2pm. 79 Kings Avenue, Matua. Ph Faye 543 3280. Dance 1st Sat monthly.

Tibetan Buddhist Teachings
Teachings by Geshe Jamyang Sherab held at Papamoa Community Centre, alternate Sundays 10am-12pm. Teachings free, donations appreciated. For dates contact Jaki on 021 216 1102

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