What: Before Night Falls.
Where: McLaren Falls Park.
Cost: $5 presale, $10 on the day.
The event is all about a good family day out with performances from amazing and talented vocalists inlcuding Hollie Smith. Read more...
What: Omokoroa Family Festival 2010.
Where: Western Ave Reserve.
Cost: Adults $6, children under 13 free.
This year sees the return of the annual festival, which has been operating for the past three years. Its purpose is to promote all that is good about life on the Omokoroa peninsula. Read more...
What: Christmas with Will Martin and Peter Blakeway
Where: Matahui Lodge
Tickets $125 per person
Price includes entertainment by Will Martin and four-course dinner by Peter Blakeway. Corporate rates available. Email email@example.com or phone 548 1366.
What: Laurie Steer exhibition
Where: Laundromat Art Project Space, 92 Second Ave.
Fundraising opportunity for the public to buy by auction some stunning works for as little as $1 reserve. Free entry.
What: Brookfield Primary School Family Fun Fiesta
Where: Brookfield Primary School
Stalls, raffles, dunking machine, zumba demonstration, rides, spot prizes, gala games, cakes, great food, prizes, live entertainment and more.
Opportunity to meet Mayor Stuart Crosby. All ages, free entry.
What: Te Puke Christmas Float Parade
Where: Te Puke town centre
Time: 11am onward
Share some festive cheer with others in the community.
What: Tinman Triathlon
Where: Pilot Bay
Time: 8am first race starts
Come and support some of the country's leading athletes as they take on the 22nd annual Tinman Triathlon. They will swim in Pilot Bay before heading out around Mauao and Mount Maunganui.
What: Car and Boat Market Day
Where: Baypark Stadium
Don't get a fine for selling your vehicle on the side of the road. Bring your car to Baypark and sell to dedicated buyers. There will be cars, boats, caravans, motorbikes, trailers, specialist vehicles and more. Buyers free, sellers $25. Contact Mark on 021 595 415 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Christmas Holly Trail
Where: Te Puke
A preview of all things Christmas, in and around Te Puke. Viewing Christmas decor, giftware, baskets, cakes, chocolates, crafts, jewellery and more. Phone Robyn Slater on 573 7702 or Carol Wilson on 544 6481.
THURSDAY DECEMBER 2
Mt Maunganui Underwater Club: Christmas BBQ. Meat provided. Bring a salad. Drinks from 6.30pm. MOSC Clubrooms. Linda 027 363 3399.
Friendship Club 65+: 12.30pm, Otumoetai Baptist Church for Christmas lunch, followed by games and entertainment. Marita 579 1167.
Turning Point Trust: Good used clothing all ages, sizes and styles. Fill a bag for $2, 9.30am-12.30pm. Village on 17th Ave, Tauranga.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 3
St Paul's Church, 242 Dickson Rd, Papamoa: Carol Service with Tuvaluan singers, an Afrikaans choir and the Old Faithfuls, 7.30pm. Rev Jaco Reyneke 574 3371.
Grey Power, Coastal BOP & Districts Association: Community Centre/Library, Papamoa, 1pm. Christmas themes, games, songs. Entry, raffle and afternoon tea, $3. Dorothy 574 7271.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 5
The Afrikaans Christian Church of New Zealand: Christmas, 6pm, St Enoch's, 16th Ave. The service will be held in Afrikaans and will be lead by Dr Jaco Reyneke. Ph 027 325 9003. Bring a plate.
Tauranga Spiritual Society: Christmas special, BYO potluck to share, 6pm, Senior Citizens Hall, Norris St. Members free, non members $10. Guest Speakers: Jeff Clarkson: meditation musician, Adele Lind and Sue Buckland: clairvoyant mediums.
Coastal Country Music Club: 1pm, RSA 1237 Cameron Rd, Greerton. Guest artists Jim Wood and Santa Clause. June 579 5445.
Tauranga Big Band: Christmas Cabaret night at Bureta Park, 6.30pm-9.30pm. Entry $5.
Ngai Tahu ki Tauranga Moana: Last meeting 2010, Tauranga Boys College Wharenui, 13th Ave, Tauranga, 1pm. Please bring a plate. Phone 572 2447.
MONDAY DECEMBER 6
Tauranga Theatre Organ Society: Baycourt, 1.30pm. Hear and play the mighty Wurlitzer.
Friends of the Libraries: Tauranga Central Library, 6pm, Christmas social. Light refreshments and entertainment.
Tauranga UFO & Paranormal Society: 7.30pm in hall at rear of Historic House cnr Cameron Rd/Elizabeth St. Door $3. Ph Ian 578 5373.
Christmas lights dislay: Tauranga Central Baptist Church, 640 Cameron Rd. Church open to view from December 6 to December 23, 8pm-10pm as well as December 21 and December 22, 2pm-4pm. Light refreshments provided.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 8
ME/CFS: Support meeting at Chadwick House, 250 Chadwick Rd, Greerton, 10.30am. Christmas wind-up. Please bring a plate of Christmas goodies. Ph 578 7804.
Cool Bananas: Fun night for children aged 5-12, Tauranga Central Baptist Church, 640 Cameron Rd, 7pm.
Age Concern Walking Group: 11am at Kulim Park, Bureta. Pot luck Christmas lunch. Phone 578 2631.
THURSDAY DECEMBER 2
Krazy Jacks: Jam night.
Cafe Versailles: Bonjour Swing, 7.30pm.
Rosie O'Grady's: Open mic night, 8pm.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 3
Mount RSA: Harmonics.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 4
Mount RSA: Debbie and Selwyn.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 5
Mount RSA: Helen Riley, 4.30pm-7.30pm.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 7
Mount Mellick: Candlelit jam night with Damon, 8pm. Bring your instruments.
* The gig guide is here to help promote live music in the Western Bay of Plenty.
Arataki Market: Second Saturday, 9am-noon. St Mary's, Girven Rd. New stalls welcome - ph Claire 575 3238.
The Bethlehem Lions Market: Sundays 8am-noon at Bethlehem Village Centre, eastern car park. Stalls $10 a site. Phone 543 3523 or 548 2977. Wet or fine.
Creative Art Quay: 5 Dive Crescent. Creative Weekends on the waterfront. Saturday & Sunday and cruise ship days 10am-4pm.
Evans Rd Church Car Boot Sale & Market: Third Saturday, $5 a car. Also car wash. Phone 021 133 8986.
Farmers Market: Saturdays, 7.45am-noon. Tauranga Primary School, 5th Ave. Wet or fine. Ph 576 2278.
Farmers Market: Sundays, 9am-1pm. Downtown the Mount. Phoenix car park. Wet or fine.
Greerton Hall: Last Saturday, 8am-noon. Merv or Nancy (07) 863 6697.
Lions Car Fair: Sundays, 8am-noon. 11th Ave car park, opposite The Mad Butcher, $30 gives free re-entry and website listing until vehicle sold. Ph Ken 578 0451 www.taurangacarfair.co.nz.
Maketu: Third Sunday, 8am. Village Green, Maketu. Stalls $10. Phone 533 2340.
Omokoroa Lions Market: Sunday, 8am-11am, Western Ave car park, Omokoroa. Only $5/5m space. Contact Keith 548 217 or Marie 548 0869.
Otumoetai Market: First and third Saturdays, 9am-noon, Otumoetai Primary School. Briar 576 6605.
Palm Beach Plaza Lions Market: Second and fourth Sundays, 7.30am-12.30pm. Stalls must be set up by 7.30am, $10 a car space. Phone 027 259 3120.
Te Puke Produce Market: First Thursday, 4pm-6pm. Jamieson Oval. Ph 542 1934.
Te Puke Lions Market: First Sunday, 8am-noon. Farmlands car park (opposite Countdown), $10 a site. Suzane Hutt 573 3389 or 027 290 1168.