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CLUBS AND SO­CI­ETIES

)THE South African Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal So­ci­ety KZN branch is hold­ing a meet­ing to­mor­row at 10.30 am at the Phansi Mu­seum, 500 Es­ther Roberts Road (cor­ner Cedar Road) Glen­wood, Dur­ban. Bar­bara Dunn will give a talk ti­tled “Look­ing at the past with new eyes”. In­quiries: Rob­bie Cameron at

082 933 7208. )PI­ETER­MAR­ITZBURG Reading Cir­cle meets on the sec­ond Fri­day of ev­ery month. Mem­bers en­joy an in­for­mal dis­cus­sion of a non-fic­tion book of the reader’s choice. Phone He­len Gee at 071 689 6345 or e-mail gee2000@gmail.com for de­tails. )MID­LANDS Wood­work­ers’ Guild meet at the Al­lan Wil­son Shell­hole in Alan Pa­ton Av­enue, Pi­eter­mar­itzburg on the sec­ond Tues­day of ev­ery month at

7 pm. Con­tact Aubrey at 033 347 3145 or 073 335 4017 for more de­tails. )HOW­ICK Orchid So­ci­ety (a branch of the Pi­eter­mar­itzburg Orchid So­ci­ety) meets at 3 pm ev­ery sec­ond Wed­nes­day of the month at How­ick Methodist Church Hall, 55 Main Road, How­ick. The so­ci­ety of­fers talks, out­ings in con­junc­tion with the Pi­eter­mar­itzburg Orchid So­ci­ety, dis­cus­sions on its plant ta­bles and ad­vice for any ail­ing plants, so bring your plants along. Tea, cof­fee and bis­cuits are avail­able. Con­tact Frank Berry at 033 330 6999 or e-mail frank.be44@gmail.com for more de­tails. )THE Em­broi­der­ers’ Guild meets on the third Wed­nes­day of each month at 1.30 pm in St Alpheges Hall in Connaught Road in Scottsville. In­quiries: Rhoda Gray at 033 343 1321 or

083 779 9748.

)THE Duzi Con­tract Bridge Club meets ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 8.30 am at the Al­lan Wil­son Shell­hole in Alan Pa­ton Drive, Pi­eter­mar­itzburg. Play­ers of all lev­els wel­come. En­try is R15 per ses­sion. In­quiries: 033 346 0134 or 082 346 2455. )PADCA’S Hay­mak­ers Hay­fields Club meets ev­ery Thurs­day from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, in the Lutheran Church Hall in Bester Road. Tea, cof­fee, cake and lunch is pro­vided at af­ford­able rates. The venue is wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble. In­quiries: En­gela at 083 504 2428. )EN­JOY his­tor­i­cal novels? Book chat­ter at Lov­ing Cup Cof­fee shop, Hospice, 200 Zwartkop Road, Prest­bury meets on the first Mon­day of each month at 2 pm. En­try is R50 for cof­fee, muf­fin and dis­cus­sion about his­tor­i­cal novels. Con­tact info@lov­ingcup.co.za for de­tails.

CLASSES, COUR­SES AND WORK­SHOPS

)WISH (Women Singing in Har­mony) singing classes for women led by Shel­ley McLean on Tues­days from 7 pm to 8 pm in the Cowan House mu­sic depart­ment. No au­di­tion re­quired. In­quiries: 071 417 1272. )MAN­DALA Mon­days con­tinue at the Mid­lands Arts and Crafts So­ci­ety (MACS) at 23 Hal­dane Road, Pi­eter­mar­itzburg, on the first Mon­day of ev­ery month. En­try is R65 in­clud­ing a cup of tea/cof­fee and a snack. Book­ing is es­sen­tial. Phone 033 386 6500 or e-mail ad­min@mid­land­sart­sand­crafts.co.za

EVENTS )THE Mid­lands Arts and Crafts So­ci­ety (Macs) is host­ing a ta­ble-top sale ev­ery Satur­day from 10 am to 1 pm at its premises in Hal­dane Road, Pi­eter­mar­itzburg. There is an as­sort­ment of arty and crafty pre-loved items for sale, from paint­brushes to knit­ting nee­dles, easels to frames. Tea and snacks will be avail­able.

)USHAKA Marine World is host­ing a Chess Car­ni­val, in part­ner­ship with the KZN Chess Academy, in the Vil­lage Walk food court to­mor­row. En­try is R50 for the com­pe­ti­tion and free for spec­ta­tors. Reg­is­tra­tion is be­tween 8 am and 9.30 am and the event will run from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm. Dress code for play­ers: black and white dress up. Phone Erick Takawira at 073 434 8634. )THE an­nual Fab­u­lous Pic­ture Show will be tak­ing place in Novem­ber and artists are be­ing in­vited to sub­mit works to the Tatham Art Gallery be­tween 2 pm and 4 pm on Septem­ber 18 and 25.

)PETER Pan Spe­cial School in Scottsville, which caters for chil­dren with se­vere in­tel­lec­tual dis­abil­i­ties, is hold­ing its an­nual Fam­ily Fun/Mar­ket Day to­mor­row from 8.30 am to 1 pm. There will be stalls, fun and en­ter­tain­ment and food on sale. Stall­hold­ers are wel­come at a cost of R150. Phone

033 386 8247 or e-mail pp­school@lan­tic.net for de­tails.

)SIBAYA Casino and En­ter­tain­ment World is host­ing to the 2018 Na­tional Am­a­teur Body Builders As­so­ci­a­tion (NABBA) and World Fit­ness Fed­er­a­tion (WFF) Body­build­ing Cham­pi­onships on Septem­ber 16 at the iZulu Theatre. Spec­ta­tors are wel­come. Tick­ets are R150 from http://www.nab­basa.com/ or at the door. In­quiries: Bev Scott at 082 374 7227 or e-mail bev.scott7@gmail.com or nab­basa@gmail.com

) THE In­land branch of the KZN Botan­i­cal So­ci­ety is do­ing a walk at the Cum­ber­land Na­ture Re­serve on Septem­ber 23. The walk will be fol­lowed by a braai. In­quiries Ali­son Young on 082 406 5638 or younga@ukzn.ac.za

) THE first an­nual Pi­eter­mar­itzburg Food Fes­ti­val takes place on Septem­ber 23 be­tween 10 am and

11 pm at the Golden Horse Casino. Stalls will be sell­ing fresh pro­duce, de­li­cious del­i­ca­cies from around the world, bev­er­ages, arts, crafts and fash­ion items. There will also be live en­ter­tain­ment and a kid­dies’ area. Tick­ets R70 at www.gar­den­route­casino.co.za and Com­puticket.

) THE Hil­ton parkrun launches at Grace Col­lege in Hil­ton on Satur­day, Septem­ber 29. All parkruns are free, weekly, five-kilo­me­tre timed events. The Hil­ton parkrun be­gins on the lower sports field at Grace Col­lege and fol­lows a route through the forested sur- rounds, of­fer­ing lovely views and all the ben­e­fits a parkrun route is re­quired to pro­vide. In­quiries: Wil­liam Van Log­geren­berg at 072 365 1568.

FAIRS AND MAR­KETS

) THE Good Food Mar­ket takes place at The Cres­cent in Umh­langa Ridge ev­ery Sun­day be­tween 7.30 am and

12.30 pm. In­quiries: Bron­wyn or De­von at 061 820 3518.

SPCA PMB Vil­lage Mar­ket ev­ery Wed­nes­day and Satur­day from 8 am to noon. In­quiries: 033 386 9267.

PI­ETER­MAR­ITZBURG Farm­ers’ Mar­ket ev­ery Satur­day from 6 am to 10 am at the KZN Na­tional Botan­i­cal Gar­dens. In­quiries: Mike at 082 886 0687.

) CITY Hall Flea Mar­ket ev­ery Satur­day from 7 am to 3 pm. In­quiries: Nivesh at 082 732 5277. ) KARKLOOF Farm­ers’ Mar­ket ev­ery Satur­day from 7 am to 11 am, on the Kar¬kloof ) Road. Phone: 082 820 8986. ) THURS­DAY Mar­ket from 6.30 am to 10 am in Princess Mar­garet Drive.

In­quiries: Roger at 083 513 3227. ) ROSETTA Mar­ket on the sec­ond and last Satur­day of ev­ery month, from 8 am to 12, at Rosetta Dam, Kam­berg Road. In­quiries: Dave at 082 550 4656. ) HOW­ICK Craft Mar­ket is held on the sec­ond Sun­day of ev­ery month. In­quiries: ) 083 730 6369. HIKES AND WALKS

) PI­ETER­MAR­ITZBURG Am­blers is hik­ing at the Wyke­ham Col­le­giate at 2 pm ) to­mor­row. Meet at car park. In­quiries: Mike at 033 347 1895 or 079 236 1432.

) DUR­BAN Ram­blers Hik­ing Club is hik­ing in the Giba Gorge from Win­ston Park/St He­lier at 1.45 pm to­mor­row. In­quiries: Werner at 084 206 7836. On Sun­day, Septem­ber the club is hik­ing in the Kloof Gorge (Splash Rock, Krantzk­loof) ) on Sun­day, Septem­ber 16. Walk through the Gorge and de­scend down to So­ras Pools and re­turn along the Mol­weni River. Steep in places so fit­ness es­sen­tial. En­trance fee R30.

) AM­BLERS Hik­ing Club is hik­ing in the Westville Con­ser­vancy from Westville ) Coun­try Club at 2 pm on Septem­ber 16. An easy 6 km for begin­ners with beer and piz­zas af­ter. Con­tact David at 072 615 0559 for more de­tails.

) BIRDLIFE KZN Mid­lands is host­ing a morn­ing out­ing to Ben­vie in the Karkloof on Sun­day, Septem­ber 16. There is an en­try fee of R50 per ) per­son. In­quiries: Ian Gor­don at 083 570 6782.

) BISHOPSTOWE area. En­joy a guided tour view­ing all the an­i­mals

and feath­ered friends at Crafty Duck an­i­mal farm. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. In­quiries: 072 456 9355. MEET­INGS

THE KZNSA is host­ing its an­nual gen­eral meet­ing at the KZNSA Gallery in Bul­wer Road, Glen­wood at 5.30 pm on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 19. In­quiries: 031 2 031 277 1705. MU­SIC ) THE KZN Phil­har­monic Orches­tra, soloists and the Open Air School will be host­ing An Oa­sis Night to Re­mem­ber at the Open Air School, 241 Es­ther a Roberts Road, Glen­wood, at 7 pm for 7.30 pm to­mor­row. Tick­ets are R100 each. Phone 031 2015 1277. SUP­PORT GROUPS

PARKINSONS sup­port group meet­ing to­mor­row at 2 pm at River­side Park, 450 Bul­wer Street. All wel­come. Con­tact: Jane 082 940 0225 /

033 345 2132 (af­ter 7 pm )

THE Msun­duzi Hospice Be­reave­ment sup­port group meets at Msun­duzi Hospice, 206 Zwartkop Road, Prest­bury on the third Tues­day of each month at 5 pm. Con­tact Leti­tia to con­firm at­ten­dance at 033 344 1560 or e-mail socwk4@hos­picekzn.co.za Own trans­port is re­quired.

THE Hope To Live North­dale Can­cer Sup­port Group meets fort­nightly at the TPA Hall, Cora Road, North­dale, Pi­eter­mar­itzburg. All can­cer pa­tients, can­cer sur­vivors and their care­givers are wel­come to at­tend. In­quiries: Aneetha at 083 639 0892.

ALANON fam­ily group meets ev­ery Wed­nes­day to sup­port fam­i­lies liv­ing with al­co­hol prob­lems, at the Truro li­brary (Khan Road) ac­tiv­ity room from 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm. In­quiries:

082 062 1789 or 072 664 2725. TALKS

GIL­LIAN Ro­bartes, qual­i­fied natur­opath, her­bal­ist and en­ergy ther­a­pist, will be do­ing a talk ti­tled “Medicine in Weeds” at The Cairn of Old Kil­go­b­bin, D17, Dar­gle at 9 am for 9.30 am to­morDIGBY row. Learn more about the lo­cal weeds in your gar­den and coun­try­side and the medic­i­nal ben­e­fits con­tained in root, leaf and seed of lo­cal plants.

From the hum­ble dan­de­lion to the sting­ing net­tle, all have some­thing to of­fer us for gen­eral health and, in some cases, emer­gency help.

En­try is R20 for the Dar­gle Con­ser­vancy. RSVP by e-mail to chair­man@dar­gle­con­ser­vancy.org.za

• Sub­mit di­ary de­tails to Estelle Sink­ins at arts@wit­ness.co.za by close of busi­ness on Tues­day.

PHOTO: JONATHAN BUR­TON

stores. THE pop­u­lar an­nual dance ex­trav­a­ganza, Shall We Dance, takes place at the Play­house Opera Theatre in Dur­ban un­til Septem­ber 16. The show of­fers ev­ery­thing from ball­room to Latin A Amer­i­can, belly danc­ing to Bol­ly­wood and ev­ery­thing in-be­tween. Pic­tured here, per­form­ing for the first time in South Africa, is Eca­te­rina Jeleznii from Moldovia, with part­ner Ger­hard van Rooyen. Jeleznii is a pro­fes­sional Latin Amer­i­can dancer who per­formed in cities around the world. This is the first time the duo has joined forces in the breath­tak­ing act of “adage”, hav­ing only been danc­ing to­gether for less than a month. Tick­ets are avail­able through Com­puticket and Shoprite and Check­ers

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