Things happening in Tauranga – November

2cebfdae7a8ea5d691033c085990a9d4_LLet’s start with a little bit going on this Labour weekend 2014. Gonna publish this and will update it soon.

Sunday 26 October     3pm- 10pm     Tauranga Arts Festival & Friends Celebrate: Jump on your wheels and drive to the Historic Village for a day of french themed free fun for all the family.  The usual suspects will be there; The Little Big Markets; live music (from home and away e.g. that band from Wellington, what’s it called, found it The Cosmonauts); food stalls; street theatre and other entertainment. The Incubator are putting on a Montmartre Market and Night Owl Cinema (who are screening their free outdoor cinema nights at Mt Drury this season) are kicking off their movie evenings with the film Amelie. Get your stripes, red lippy, and berets on your dogs, think French, think stylish, think celebration and getting amongst it. Can you tell I’m excited?

Tuesday 28 October (Auckland) 7pm
Wednesday 29 October (Christchurch) 7pm
Clearing the confusion about Sugar with Dr Libby.The subject of sugar is certainly topical and there is much confusion about the role sugar is playing in our modern world. Join Dr Libby as she shares the real facts about sugar. The seminar will explain how the body uses sweet food and why you may crave it. Understand the biochemical pathways involved in the digestion, absorption and utilisation of sweet foods and learn about the hidden sources of sugar we are exposed to every day. In this 90 minute seminar Dr Libby has a way of presenting complicated biochemistry in a simple and easy to understand way. This event will show you strategies and practical solutions on how to overcome sugar cravings and the reliance on seeking a sugar fix to boost your energy.

We are looking to record this event and present it as a webinar in November for those of you who can not attend. Tickets are $29.95 NZ

Tuesday 4 November 7.30pm Wesley Centre 100 13th Avenue. $8 (includes light refreshments) Tauranga Monthly Film Nights screens the premiere of Surviving EarthSurviving Earth is a bold, newly-released documentary by New Zealand-born director Peter Charles Downey. Surviving Earth asks the question: What sort of future will you, your children, and your grandchildren face when human impacts such as over-consumption, overpopulation, climate change, ecosystem collapse, and resource depletion start to affect us all?

Thursday 6 November Dinner in the Domain. The people from Little Big Markets are bringing us Dinner in the Domain. I’m not-so-secretly jealous they have the time and energy to bring us this event, as it has been a gentle dream of mine to create something similar. “Dinner in the Domain is a weekly artisan food market held in the idyllic Papamoa Domain. Operating every Thursday evening from the 6th of November through to the 26th of March, this event promises to offer the best street food the Bay has to offer.” Tiki Taane is opening the season on Thursday 6 November. “The market will also be churning out some ambient beats with regular DJ’s ensuring feet will be tapping and heads bobbing while the whole family enjoy their restaurant quality meals.”

Saturday 8 November 6pm till late Night Owl Cinema screens The Goonies on Mount Drury, Mt Maunganui. Koha event. Food stalls and DJs there too.

Saturday 16 November 10am – 4pm Crafty day (A Day of Indulgement). Ohauiti Settlers Hall, 459 Ohauiti Road. Koha. Bring the craft you are working on and share the day and view with other like-minded people. If you don’t have a craft/project but you’re interested to learn something, come along and help someone else’s ‘Christmas project’.

17-23 November New Zealand Garden & Art Festival (in Tauranga). I’m not sure where to start with this event. I’m looking forward to florabunda & cake with Mum’s (oops did I say that) with Maggie’s edible beautiful sugar flowers  featuring in the speakers + workshops, the world’s largest kokedama forest and the bombs from Ninja Knits. Ow Ow. Sorry, I’m not in pain but how do I write oh oh without sounding royal or Polyanna? There’s an art exhibition too with Helen Rejthar‘s work. Ow Ow. And, Emma Prill (Miles Art Award finalist 2012 and 2014) is giving another (the first one sold out) workshop for children and one for adults at Tauranga Art Gallery. Her sculptural garden workshop will get you crafting with beautiful colourful inks, and gooey pastels. You just gotta visit their website and go and experience some colour, some form, some scent, some new.

Sunday 23 NovemberSteiner Advent Fair at Tauranga Waldorf School R364 Welcome Bay Road, Tauranga

Sunday 23 November from 7.30am 30 km run, 15km or 10km or 5km walk/run Tauranga Trail Run. I’ve seen my hubby and friends’ kids do this run up at the TECT park (at the top of Pyes Pa road). What I loved most about this ‘fun run’ was the finish line. The finish / ‘congregating’ area had a relaxed and organised vibe with a BBQ under tall pines (shelter from the sun), and live (chilled out and family volume) music. It was one of the more relaxed and happy supporter environments.

Wednesday 26 November 7pm-9ish. Ninja Knits. Koha. Come to the Incubator (the old red barn) in Tauranga’s Historic Village. Bring your knitting/crochet project or your needle and hook and join the yarn bombing crew. Ninja Knits meet every 2 weeks on a Wednesday.

Thursday 27 November 7.30pm Wellington Ukelele Orchestra. Baycourt Theatre. NZ Herald says this about them. I may take our 4 year old. Husband? 4 year old? Husband?

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