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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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
) 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Submit diary details to Estelle Sinkins at email@example.com by close of business on Tuesday.
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