Wondering what's happening this weekend? Here is your Bay of Plenty Times guide to events around the Bay.
Bayleys International Race Day featuring the Windsor Park Stud Japan Trophy
Where: Tauranga Racecourse.
Cost: Adults $10, under 18 free.
It has been an annual fixture on Racing Tauranga's schedule for more than 40 years and attracts horses, jockeys and trainers from all over the country. Read more...
Tauranga Earth Hour candlelit concert
Where: Edgewater Fan Reserve.
When: Saturday evening.
Come and enjoy the sweet sounds of local artists Dreamgun, Chanelle Davis and Luke Thompson. Instead of bright neon lights flooding the venue, the artists on stage and viewing areas will be illuminated by the soft flickering light of candles. Read more...
What: Salsa on the Strand.
Where: Buddha Lounge.
Time: 8pm onward.
Presented by Bay Salsa Club, intro class at 8pm followed by social dancing. Great for fitness, really social, no partner required. Entry $2, members free; www.baysalsa.co.nz.
What: World Kahawai Cup.
Where: Papamoa Beach.
Time: 8am-5pm, Friday to Sunday.
Organised by Rotary Club of Papamoa in association with the Western Bay Surfcasting Club, take part in the ITM Kahawai World Cup Surfcasting Bonanza. For more information visit www.kahawaiworldcup.com
What: NZ House and Garden Tour 2011
Tauranga property owners will open their homes and gardens in the largest event of it's kind in New Zealand. The proceeds of the tours will be donated to the Cancer Society of NZ. For more information phone Tony Goode on 09 480 9948.
What: Te Puna Tavern Social Club fishing competition.
Where: Tauranga Harbour.
Time: Friday 6pm to Sunday 12pm.
Take part in the second annual fishing competition. Briefing at the tavern on Friday at 6pm. Weigh in on Sunday from 12-2pm, followed by a BBQ. Entry $10 adults, $5 children. Phone the tavern for more details, 552 6025.
What: Beyondsemble Concert.
Where: Village on 17th.
A skilled performance by talented musicians. Tickets available from Baycourt TicketDirect.
What: Imbibe Bedroom Bash.
Where: Imbibe Bar.
Imbibe bar has teamed up with naughtyshop.co.nz to bring a sexy lingerie show to the Western Bay. Guests can also win a trip for two to Dream World. Free entry, live band.
What: Waka Ama Corporate Challenge.
Where: Pilot Bay.
A fun annual event for corporate teams to experience outrigger canoeing. The course runs parallel to the shoeline in Pilot Bay. Phone Theresa Wharekura on 027 733 1839 or 571 0650 during office hours.
What: State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series - Sand to Surf.
Where: Mount Maunganui Main Beach.
Suitable for people of all ages and abilities. www.oceanswim.co.nz or phone Andrew on 09 410 1200.
What: The Little Big Markets
Where: Corner Matai St and Maunganui Rd.
The last of the summer markets will feature vintage clothing, jewellery, arts, crafts, skincare, childrenswear, food and more. Visit www.thelittlebigmarkets.blogspot.com for more details.
What: Brazillian Drumming
Where: Elizabeth Street Community Centre.
Learn to play traditional Brazilian drums. Gold coin donation. See www.taurangasamba.org for details, or phone Phil on 0210754300.
What: Metal Man Recyclers Ramp Demo Derby.
Where: Baypark Speedway.
Time: Gates open 5pm. Racing begins 7pm.
Great for the whole family. For further information www.bayparkspeedway.co.nz.
What: Movie for Christchurch - This Way of Life.
Where: Te Puna Quarry Park.
Bring a picnic and the whole family. All proceeds will go to the Christchurch appeal. More information at www.performatthequarry.org.nz.
What: WeetBix Tryathlon 2011
Where: Memorial Park.
Event open to everyone aged 7-15.
What: Oxfam Corporate Water Challenge.
Where: Mount Maunganui Main Beach.
Time: 1.30pm registration.