Things to do in Tauranga – June

DSC_3195wild & grace crafternoon:Come to Sez’s Country Cottage, Whakamarama on Sunday 9th June 2.30pm-5pm Come crochet, pom-pom or knit for yourself or the Greerton Guerilla Knitters yarn-bomb.Beginners and experts welcome. Free event. For further info E-mail: or phone/text 021 662 852

Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir (by June 10th):
So, I’m thinking of attempting to sing soprano in this virtual choir. Perhaps you could take my place? My rudimentary understanding is that I will learn my part then don headphones that will probably squash my cheeks and look a cross between a koala and that joke we told in standard 4 about the bus-driver and the bus-door and faster faster. I have printed the sheet music off and had a go of playing my part whilst the 3 year old stabbed every key and shouted at me to stop using her pedal. There are other ways to learn the music (you don’t have to have a piano and/or be able to read music). It’s free by the way. You do need to have internet access and access to a quiet space. Hmm, will it possible this year? You don’t have to audition. Technically, if I make it to the puter with silence and my koala bus door face then you may see me (like a pixel in a photo) in a grid of faces singing ‘live’ in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.

Tauranga Monthly Film Nights:

will screen Do The Math at 7pm oWednesday, June 12th at the Wesley Centre, 13th Avenue, Tauranga.

A brilliant, sobering movie featuring author, environmentalist, activist and founder Bill McKibben, Do The Math is a 42-minute documentary about the gathering movement to change the terrifying maths of the climate crisis and challenge the fossil fuel industry. While it is set in the USA, the maths outlined in the film applies globally, making it an important film for all of us to watch. We’ll have a guest speaker, Andrew Martin, book author and publisher of a sustainability blog, leading an audience Q&A afterwards, followed by refreshments.

GALZ Trust Song-night with Debbie Karl:
To raise funds for Amanda Lowry – GALZ Trust – during the evening Debbie Karl will be singing on Thursday 13th June in Tauranga (venue to be confirmed). For further information including past events click move make june 22nd 2013 printable poster
eat move make:

Here’s a creative way to celebrate winter solstice 2013. Come yoga, eat, write and potter atop Ohauiti Hill at the Settler’s Hall on Saturday 22nd June 10am-4pm.
eat move make promises to be a day of happiness and all things beautiful. Ruby Apron is giving a long-tabled vegetarian (with gluten free options) lunch overlooking emerald paddocks, goats and the majestic Mauao. $140. To secure your spot Email t: 021 662 852976558_663939520288748_1478635979_o
The Lantern Night Market:

What a wonderful way to conclude the winter solstice. The Little Big Markets are putting on an evening market at the Mount 3pm-8pm Saturday 22 June. Craft. Food. Art. Vintage.Music. Lanterns.


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