What's On Today? Start your engines

Good morning Sunners,

Check your blind spots and buckle up for a Sunday full of thrills and spills, with Omokoroa No.1 School’s Gala and Original Ride-On Mower Race Day and the Extreme Automotive All USA Day today.

Lawn Mower Racing Association treasurer Adam Pendred revving the engine before the big event at Omokoroa No.1 School. Photo by: Tracy Hardy.

Open to the public from 10am, Bay of Plenty Mustang Club’s annual event at Wharepai Domain is sure to turn heads with up to 300 vehicles on show.

There’ll be everything from vintage models to pickups, customised cars and hot roads, as well as a large contingent of Mustangs from across the North Island.

The event will be held in Spring St car park if it rains. Money raised from each entry will be donated to Waipuna Hospice.

Keeping the engines running, the action continues at Plummers Point Rd for Omokoroa No.1 School’s 11th annual ride-on mower race day.

Although the event sounds like it might be just for the blokes – the gala day activities offer plenty for all.

Race day coordinator Bronwyn Carter says it promises to be bigger and better than before, with a few new attractions including a mechanical bull and brick-a-brac or white elephant stalls.

The event, from 10am to 3pm, is the school’s major annual fundraising event. This year’s funds will go towards the Information Technology department.

Sunday 16 November

All USA Day

Wharepai Domain, cnr Cameron & Hamilton Sts 10am - 2pm. All cars of US origin welcome from 8am. Cars $5, public $2, family $5. Prize-giving 2pm. If wet, held in Spring St carpark. Organised by BOP Mustang Owners Club.

Bay Bible Fellowship/Lord’s Day

Welcome Bay Primary School Hall, 309 Welcome Bay Rd 10am. Psalm 81 - “Oh, that My people would listen to Me.” Preacher: Richard Roodt. www.bbf.net.nz

Bethlehem Lions Market

1st & 3rd Sun of month at Bethlehem Town Centre 8am - 12pm.

Bible Seminars

Every Sun at Greerton Senior Citizen’s Hall, Maitland St, Greerton 1.45pm. Title: “God’s character - what the Bible teaches.” Interactive, Q&A. Refreshments provided. Vic 543 0504

BOP ICD Support Group

Meet at Daniels in the Park, 11th Ave 1pm. RSVP: blandfords@xtra.co.nz

Czech School for Children

With Czech/Slovak background every Sun at Arataki Community Centre 10am - 12pm except school holidays. New members welcome. www.facebook.com/csclubtauranga, email csclubtauranga@gmail.com or Jana 579 3918

Maketu Rotary Club Market

3rd & 5th Sunday at Village Green, Park Rd, Maketu. Stalls $10. Maureen 533 2340

Mount Mainstreet Farmers Market

Every Sun in Phoenix car park 9am - 1pm. Fresh fruit & veges, breads, cheese, oils, plants & more. All home grown & home made. 575 9911 mountmaunganui.org.nz

Omokoroa No. 1 School Ride-On Mower Race Day

And Gala 10am - 3pm. A range of traditional gala activities plus mower racing. Entry via gold coin donation.

Otumoetai Rotary Club Charity Golf Tournament

At Omokoroa Golf Club 10am - 6pm, with prizes on offer. For players of all ages. Supporters welcome. Raising funds for Child Cancer Foundation. Tickets $35 each. To register ph 578 7157 or email: candrstewart@xtra.co.nz

Petanque

Every Sun, Tues & Thurs at Cliff Rd 12.45pm. Boules available, tuition given. 1st 3 visits free. Jo Ann 578 3606

Quakers in Tauranga

Every Sunday in hall behind Brain Watkins Historic House 10am. Mainly silent worship, hour long meeting followed by tea & talk. 544 0448

Radio Controlled Model Yachts

Meet Sun 1.30pm & Thurs 5.30pm at pond behind 24 Montego Drive, Papamoa, to sail electron & similar 3ft long yachts for fun. Beginners welcome. Graham 572 5419

Tauranga Spiritual Society Inc

Senior Citizen’s Hall, 14 Norris St. Guest speaker: Sharon Maree - Clairvoyant readings. Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start. Members $3, non $5. 022 0670 467

Tauranga Underwater Hockey Club

Baywave Aquatic Centre 12.30-1.30pm Juniors up to & including Year 10 students) 1.30-2.30pm Seniors (Year 11 - adults) meet every Sunday unless an event on at Baywave. Lance 027 287 4731 or 578 7573

Te Puke Country Music

Club Day St Pats Hall 1pm. Everyone welcome.

Te Puke Forest & Bird

Tarawera Lake walk. Take launch from the landing, hot pool, swim, brisk 2 ½ hr scenic walk. Launch $17 adults, $12 children. Car $10. Numbers limited. John 573 5350

Te Puke Spiritual Discussion Group

1st, 3rd & 5th Sun of month at Hair Linez, old railway Station, Jellicoe St 10.30-11.30am. $3 door. Meeting of spiritual minds, to learn & share with each other. Elaine 573 5361 or FB Hair Linez for details.

Weekend Activities for the over 60’s

Walks, dinners, day trips & good times. Richard 578 3894


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