What’s happening in Tauranga – November 2016

14570644_10103165987702174_2538562306710805298_oTuesday 1 November until 6 December – 7pm – HULA HOOP – Hula Hoop Dance classes are back in Mount Maunganui. If you are keen to get into fire hooping, you first have to learn the non-fire basics of hula hooping so that you can safely fire flow later.  Kids 6-12 are free with paying adult, and there are discounts for teens ages 13-17! Hoops available with registration, or bring your own! Learn how to hoop around your waist, arms, hands, and do cool circus tricks all while dancing to upbeat music, burning calories, and having fun! Register at www.HoopGrace.com.  Venue: at Totara Street (back venue of Mauao Performing Arts Centre).

Wednesday 2 November 7pm until 9pm – FILM – Why not Home? The surprising birth choices of doctors and nurses. Trust Home Birth – Tauranga & Homebirth in Aotearoa New Zealand in conjunction with Night Owl Cinema are pleased to bring our community the feature documentary film ‘Why Not Home?’. This will be followed by a Q&A panel discussion with our local experts.
Dr. Michelle Minikel thought home birth was crazy–until she got pregnant. Turns out she’s not alone. Why Not Home? exposes a secret from within the medical community. A small but growing number of doctors, midwives, and nurses who attend birth in the hospital are choosing to have their own children at home.
Through the compelling stories of women who choose to go outside the hospitals where they practice to give birth, viewers experience the beauty and challenges facing families both at home and in the hospital in a way that hasn’t been seen before.
To view the trailer: http://www.whynothome.com/watch-trailer/ 
Babies: Welcome Cost: $10 koha would be appreciated to cover costs. Due to venue size tickets are limited ~ please email sandslockwood@gmail.com to secure your tickets.Venue: Wild One Wholefoods Cafe, Prince Ave, Mt Maunganui.

Wednesday 2 November 10am until 11am – WORKSHOP – Healthy Homes and Families with Essential Oils. I love supporting my family with natural options and try to use as many natural solutions in our home as possible. I also absolutely love having some natural options up my sleeve to use when the sniffly noses start, to help little people sleep and to help keep myself balanced. This will be a relaxed session at my place where I share what works for us and there will be plenty of opportunity to sniff and try out some of oils I have here :)If this sounds like a bit of you, come along to this FREE session and there might even be a little raw treat waiting for you. Venue: Session held at my place in Papamoa East.
PM me or email me on karoline@intuitivewellnessonline.com and I’ll send you the address details, Karoline.

14714947_10153705881231377_902257610259708454_oWednesday 2 November 7.30pm until 9.30pm – MUSIC – NZSO presents Mozart & Beethoven. Is it time to take the kiddlywinks to the orchestra? Introduce them to a tuba or a cello? Here’s your chance. The programme is Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mozart Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, Beethoven Symphony No.7 in A Major Concert duration: Approx. 1 hr 40 min. In this closing programme of the Masterworks series, Edo de Waart showcases the emotional power and technical prowess of the NZSO. The sparkling overture from A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a ‘delicious confectionery of sound.’ We move from the tragedy of the Mozart to the sublime in Beethoven’s glorious Symphony No. 7. Dazzling, complex and joyful, Wagner called this work ‘an apotheosis of dance’. Venue: Baycourt Theatre

A Reserve: Adult $62.00, Concession (65+): $50.00, Children (18 Years or Under):  $30.00
B Reserve: Adult $50.00, Concession (65+): $42.00, Children (18 Years or Under): $15.00

Wednesday 2 November (and every Wednesday) 7.30pm until 8.30pm – DANCE – Dancing in the Dark. At dancing in the dark we allow people to express themselvesthrough the art of movement. We dance like nobody is watching…because they aren’t! Contact: Call 0210 221 6894. keesha.callaghan@gmail.com. Cost: $5. Venue: Mt Maunganui.

12295457_1005207399517655_8203609775410461834_nThursday 3 November (every Thursday) 6.30pm until 8.30pm – SINGING – Mauao Contemporary Choir. They call themselves The Crazy Choir. Men and Women of mixed ages come together to sing, have a cuppa and a little too much chat occasionally. The ‘leader’ is warm, fun, an accomplished musician and composer and a delight to be in the company of. Give it a go. Feel free to come for 5 minutes and if it’s not your cuppa tea, walk out the front door (no excuse needed). Cost: $10 / $8 student. Venue: Mauao Performing Arts Centre, Totara St, Mt Maunganui.

Friday 4 November 9.30am until 11.30am – WORKSHOP – Mindful Mums (Learning to Parent with Patience and Presence). Bring a friend and learn about parenting with more patience and presence. Relaxed, friendly and helpful, this workshop is perfect for mums to fit into their busy lives. Led by Tash Rix, one of NZ’s leading mindfulness teachers with over 17 years experience. Includes: guided meditation practise, gentle mindful movements, teaching and discussion, practical instructions and guidance on increasing calm, clarity and focus. Cost: $40, Places are limited. Register: natasha@mindfulliving.co.nz. Venue: 3 Newton Rd, Mt Maunganui.

Sunday 5 November 10am until 12pm noon – VISUAL ART – Drop in Session Whenua Hou. Bring the family to create a small artwork in clay in celebration of the new exhibition Whenua Hou: New Māori Ceramics. Cost $2 p/p. No bookings required.  Venue: TOI Tauranga Art Gallery.

Saturday 5 November 9.00am until 2pm – MARKETSLittle Big Markets. Food, Music, Awesome handmade, heartmade products. A great people watching spot too, you’re bound to know someone there! NEW Venue: Coronation Park Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui.

Sunday 6 November 10.30am until 2.30pm – WORKSHOP – Sacred Sound (Tuning into our voice through embodied practices) with Talia Brand. For many of us we have a deep desire to sing, to be heard, to explore our Voice deeper but don’t always feel confident about opening or sharing our Voice in front of others. Often from having been shamed or told to be quiet. This is a safe space where ALL is welcomed. This is an opportunity to explore our Sound and Voice through embodied practice using Breath, Sound and Movement.
I will be working in an intuitive space for the group present but possibilities to explore together are: Embodied Meditational practice, Dance and Movement, Chanting, Crystal Bowls, Writing, Group Discussion, Group exercise. Please note that no-one is required to sing on their own and all at choice in what they choose to participate in. Cost : $40. Venue: 54 Harrier St, Parkvale, Tauranga.

14708040_940884019389411_4160870357847295241_o.jpg Monday 7 November 7pm until 9pm – WORKSHOP – Soul-full Connections. Come and explore the joy of human interaction, connection and authenticity. Be filled up with love and share the beautiful being that you are with others who are not scared by your light. Price: $20 online go to www.ellie-wilde.com $25 on the door Bring a friend for an extra $10
Starts at 7pm prompt no late entry. Call Ellie on 0210343154 for more information Venue: Arataki Community Centre

Saturday 12 November (evening performance) and Sunday 13 November (matinee) – BALLET – The Nutcracker with the Imperial Russian Ballet.  Time to get your Christmas Spirit ‘on’. It’s a month for the tradition/classical arts at Baycourt. Orchestra and the Ballet, a treat for Mums Dads Grandies and Children. Following their sell-out 2015 performances of Swan Lake, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australasia to perform The Nutcracker.The illustrious cast of the Imperial Russian Ballet Company enjoy performing The Nutcracker more than any other ballet from their extensive repertoire, especially when they are joined by children from local ballet schools in the cities that they perform in around the world.

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company was formed in 1994 by the Bolshoi Theatre soloist, Gediminas Taranda. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company comprises 40 dancers from the major ballet schools of Russia. Venue: Baycourt Theatre.

Adults $98.50 Groups 10+ $88.50 Child $60.50 Conc $88.50 Students $88.50

14713699_940912506053229_6291182093012266775_nMonday 14 November 7pm until 9pm – WORKSHOP – Conscious Touch Workshop. What makes touch pleasurable, un-pleasurable? Why do interactions sometimes feel yuck and you can’t work out why?Enhance your love life, sex life and basically any interactions you have in life? The workshop is about: Learning the true art of consent, and how to fully embody your yes’s. Do you have problems saying NO? Gain new skills and tools around communication to empower you in your choices.These skills will change you, how you choose to spend your energy, and what you choose to allow into your intimate world. This is a fully clothed experiential workshop. Every second Monday. $20 online Register at www.ellie-wilde.com/events. $25 on the door bring a friend for an extra $10. Call Ellie on 0210343154 for more details. Venue: Arataki Community Centre.

Tuesday 15 November 7.00pm until 10pm– DRUMS/FIRE – Full Moon Fire and Drums. Bring Drums, Fire toys and some koha for fuel. Feel free to come watch and listen. Venue: Mt Drury (Hopukiore) Mt Maunganui

14608708_10207796268240004_5010578589197078095_o.jpgSaturday 12 November 6pm until 10.30pm (film showed at 8.30pm)- FILM – Ghostbusters screened by Night Owl Cinema. Food Trucks, Live Music, Epic view of te moana. BRING: Warm warm clothes e.g. beanie, scarf preferably a sleeping bag. Sitting on the grass at night, near the ocean, can get brrrrrr. Price: Gold coin donation. Venue: Mt Drury (Hopukiore) Mt Maunganui.

Sunday 13 November 1pm until 3pm – DEATH – Tauranga Death Cafe. Making time to together over coffee and cake to talk about end of life and other musings on dying and death. Venue: Grindz Cafe, Tauranga.

1512_The_Lakes_GAF_What's_on_Graphics-03.jpg17-20 November  – GARDEN & ARTS – Garden and Arts Festival Tauranga. Welcome to the tenth biennial festival, in which we celebrate the beauty and diversity of both our Western Bay of Plenty gardens and the creativity of our artists. There’s long lunches, fashion shows, speakers and workshops, garden tours and artists work exhibited. Venue: Hub: Lakes Pavillion. Various Gardens and locations throughout Bay of Plenty.

14705826_1203487006378830_4885807186153096030_nThursday 24 November (and every thursday throughout summer) 5.30pm until 9pm – FOOD – Dinner in the Domain. The perfect ‘not cooking tonight’ night. Venue: Papamoa Domain.

Saturday 26 November 10am until 3pm – VISUAL ART – Family Fun Day Bring your family to TAG between 10am – 3pm to enjoy Creation Stations, storytelling, and art hunt and facepainting. Cost: $5 per family & gold coin for facepainting. Venue: TOI Tauranga Art Gallery.

Saturday 26 November – FILM – Night Owl Cinema goes to Omokoroa!!!

14324698_1448277528521606_6800276963264329367_oThose who LOVE to LEARN, see and do…
Great venues, organisations to check out are:
Arataki Community Centre, Yoga Collective, House of Yoga, The Arty House, The Incubator, Craft Collective, Totara Street, Tauranga Art Gallery * Toi Tauranga.
Wild Earth Organics also has an epic noticeboard informing the people about stuff going on.

Here’s to sharing what’s going on in our beautiful Bay.

Feel free to add ‘your’ event below in the comments on this blog, or if you see it on facebook then there. The more people that know about what’s on offer in our corner of the world the better. Let’s connect and share the fun.

I love reading your comments, kia ora for taking the time to share your thoughts

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