Tauranga City

With 100+ groups, U3A Tauranga stimulates members.
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This group is for those reasonably accomplished in ukulele, banjo, guitar or mandolin.  They intend to lead community sing-a-longs and performing for small fund raising events but this is optional. Their main emphasis is on having fun at the jams.

Please contact:  Reg Clothier for more detail of the group's function in the community.

Convener:     Reg Clothier
Email, prefered contact:  
Phone:   562 0694, mobile: 022 011 4776
Sub Convener:   Lang Pringle
Phone:    576 5551   Mobile: 021 030 9627
Venue:   Cliff Road Hall
Meetings:   Every Wednesday of each month
Time:   1.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Cost:   $2.00
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group - please contact the convener.
 

The format for the meetings, will include watching a DVD, chosen each month by a different member, who will also provide information on the principal dancers and/or the choreographer. There will also be occasions when the group will attend live performances.

Convener:    Kathleen Fraser
Phone:    576 2175
E-mail    
Venue:   The Boardroom at the Raft Café, Chapel Street.
Meetings:   1st Wednesday of each month
Time:   1.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group - please contact the Convener

ukulele
This is a short six week course for members who would like to learn the ukulele and/or brush up on skills gone rusty.

Meetings will take place in members’ homes at a time and day of the week that will be decided once we have a few people interested.
Following on from the short course you are most welcome to come and join us at one of the Ukulele groups.

Convener/Tutor:    Cathrine Brougham
Phone:   07 543 5029
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group please contact the Convener
 

Any U3A member can come anytime to sing songs new and old, learn something new and enjoy fellowship and fun.  Not a choir, just a group blending in song.

Convener:    Maggie Windsor-Brown, Ph 578-4297
Contact:   Vivienne Mills, Ph 574-3133
Contact:   Ena Hay, Ph 578-9338
Venue:   Elizabeth St West.  Community Hall 
Meetings:   1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month
Time:   1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. approx
 Cost:   $3.00 per visit – venue cost
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group please contact the Convener
 

Members host an Opera in their home or in another member’s home if they do not have suitable facilities. The format of the Opera, whether it’s DVD or CD, is the choice of the host member.  Also it does not necessarily have to be a complete opera, it can be favourite arias or overtures or favourite performers. The options are endless! This group is based mainly in Tauranga.

Convener:    Kathleen Fraser
Phone:   576-2175
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged
Meetings:   1st Tuesday of the month
Time:   1.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group please contact the Convener
 

This group enjoys an opera in a member’s home.  One member chooses the opera and each member researches the opera and the artists prior to the viewing.  Following the opera members discuss the performance of the opera and the artists.  This group is based mainly at the Mount/Papamoa.

Convener:    Rob & Rosemary Heath
Phone:   574-6468
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged
Meetings:   2nd Tuesday of the month
Time:   1.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group please contact the Convener
 

Members host a CD or DVD concert in their home or in another member’s home if they do not have suitable facilities.  To broaden our knowledge of music we also explore the background of great composers.

Convener:    David Munro
Phone:   579-9122
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged
Meetings:   1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month
Time:   1.15 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Vacancies   Yes
To join this group - please contact the Convener
 

We are a social group who share a love of Jazz and Blues music. Programmes include CD compilations and occasional DVD screenings. We have some enjoyable evenings together.
This group meets in the Papamoa/Mount area.

Convener:    Ken Rose
Phone:   572-4472
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged
Meetings:   2nd & 4th Thursday of each month
Time:   7.00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.
Vacancies   No
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Anne, Ph 579 0430 or Tap or Click to e-mail
 

ukulele5
This group provides the opportunity for members with some experience in playing the ukulele to meet for a weekly jam session on a Monday afternoon.

Convener:   Eileen Ammann, Phone 576 3183
Convener:   Robert Lucas, Phone 543 0978
Venue:   Pavilion in Cliff Road (along from the Rose Gardens)
Cost   $2 to cover the venue
Meetings:   Every Monday
Time:   2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Vacancies   No
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Christine, Ph 543 9483 or Tap or Click to e-mail
 

Members take turns to arrange a programme for meetings, using mainly CDs or DVDs.  All that is needed is a love of classical music.  Programmes can be arranged to be held in the home of someone who has suitable equipment if you have none.

Convener:   Jane Kemp
Phone:    576-1374
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged
Meetings:   1st & 3rd Mondays of the month
Time:   1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.
Vacancies   No
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Anne, Ph 579 0430 or Click to e-mail
 

This group enjoys any style of music, with members taking turns to prepare a programme of their choice and explain why they enjoy the music selected.

Convener:    Judy Elms
Phone:   576-2277
Venue:   Members’ homes as arranged
Meetings:   3rd Thursday of the month
Time:   1.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Vacancies   No
To join the waiting list for this group - please contact Anne, Ph 579 0430 or Click to e-mail
 

Tauranga Continuing Education Group

Tauranga Continuing Education Group aims to Providing older people with an opportunity to listen to prominent New Zealanders discussing topics of interest.  Many of the speakers come from the University of Waikato and others from business and local organisations.

Meetings are held at the Otumoetai Baptist Church, 241 Otumoetai Road, Tauranga, commencing at 10.00am 3rd Tuesday of the month.

For speaker details see the web site HERE