Events Diary 11 to 17 January

2008-01-11 00:00

TODAY

• 9 am. Antiques and collectables fair at the Liberty Midlands Mall outside Edgars. Inquiries: 083 273 0649.

TOMORROW

• 6 am-9.30 am. Every Saturday, the farmers’ market sells fruit, vegetables, flowers, eggs and more. Inquiries: Mike at 082 886 0687.

• 7 am-11 am. The Karkloof Farmers’ Market re-opens today. It is located 2,6 kilometres from Howick on the Karkloof road. Access is gained off the D507. The market runs every Saturday morning. Goods on sale include fresh produce from local farmers as well as breads, biscotti, cheese, plants, flowers, ready-made meals, pickles, preserves, nougat, brownies and nuts. There is a jungle gym and pony rides for children. Inquiries: Andrea at 082 820 8986.

• 8 am-11.30 am. Breakfast at Lion’s River Farmers’ Market. Proceeds go to the Midlands Crisis and Trauma Centre in Howick. Inquiries: Rex at 082 771 6653.

• 9 am. Antiques and collectables fair at the Liberty Midlands Mall outside Edgars. Inquiries: 083 273 0649.

• 9.30 am. A bowls clinic at Allan Wilson Bowling Club is held for new bowlers. Bowls are provided and flat shoes must be worn. Coaching can be arranged at other times with Peter at 033 346 2553.

• 9.30 am-11 am. Howick Tai Chi classes at the Hadca Centre. First class free. Inquiries: 082 825 7412. • 9 am-noon. Every week the model trains in HO Gauge run. Come and watch or run your own at the old goods shed, Hilton Station. Phone to ensure the staff are at the station. Inquiries: 033 344 1742 or 082 470 4898.

• 9 am-2 pm. Craft market opposite the city hall.

• 2 pm. The Pietermaritzburg Bonsai Society will be holding its first workshop for 2008 at the Witness Demonstration Garden. Tea and coffee will be available as usual. Visitors and members are welcome. Inquiries: 033 396 6172.

• 2 pm. The Maritzburg Croquet Club invites people of all ages for a game of croquet. The lawns are in Alexandra Park opposite the cricket Oval. Mallets can be borrowed from the club and flat-soled shoes are recommended. Inquiries: Tim at 033 502 0101 or Viv at 033 396 3661.

• 2 pm-5 pm. Weekly back massage courses. Inquiries: Jenny at 033 386 3323.

• 2 pm. The Ramblers’ Club of Pietermaritzburg invites people interested in hiking to join them in walking the hills of Pietermaritzburg and its environs. Interested people should be reasonably fit and may contact Francois at 033 344 2754 for more information.

SUNDAY

• 6.30 am. KwaZulu-Natal Bird Club morning outing to Queen Elizabeth Park. Leader: Mike Spain. Inquiries: 033 347 2797.

• 7 am. The Hilton Harriers present the 2008 Ronnie Davel race — the 30th running of the Hilton Harriers 16 kilometre Ronnie Davel Run and Walk. Run through the streets of Hilton and the off-road terrain of Mondi’s plantations, to the accompaniment of haunting bagpipes. The race has always been a popular first event on the KZN running calendar. Entries will be taken on the day from 6 am and an entry fee of R30 ensures you a light breakfast after your run, plus the first 500 finishers will get hand towels. Temporary licences will be on sale for those who have not purchased their 2008 licences. Inquiries: Sally Upfold (race convener) at 033 386 2314 or 082 570 0851.

MONDAY

• 6 pm-7.30 pm. Pietermaritzburg beginners’ Tai Chi classes at Lexden Scout Hall, Old Howick Road. First class free. Inquiries: 082 825 7412.

• 6.45 pm-8.15 pm. Weekly meditation classes at the Emphethelweni Centre, 5 Leinster Road, Scottsville. Inquiries: Kathy at 033 346 0403 or e-mail: info@meditateindurban.org

TUESDAY

• 10 am. Mandalas, Memories and Magic Circles, an exhibition by Jutta Faulds, runs at the Tatham Art Gallery until February 3. It is an exhibition based on the Sanskrit word Mandalas, which means circle or completion. Mandalas is also a representation of the universe. Gallery hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. Inquiries: 033 392 2801.

WEDNESDAY

• 2 pm. The Maritzburg Croquet Club invites people of all ages for a game of croquet every Wednesday and Saturday. The lawns are in Alexandra Park opposite the cricket Oval. Mallets can be borrowed from the club and flat-soled shoes are recommended. Inquiries: Tim at 033 502 0101 or Viv at 033 396 3661.

• 5 pm. The Cathedral Chamber Choir rehearses every Wednesday evening in the Anglican Cathedral. All singers welcome.

• 5.30 pm-7 pm. Pietermaritzburg beginners’ Tai Chi classes at Lexden Scout Hall, Old Howick Road. First class free. Inquiries: 082 825 7412.

• 6 pm. The Howick Birding Group hosts an evening meeting. Alan Turner will give an illustrated talk entitled ‘“Ndumo and Tembe” at the Goldfields Education Centre in Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve. Tea, coffee and registration from 5.30 pm. BirdLife members pay five rand per person. All others must pay R10 per person.

THURSDAY

• 7 am-10.30 am. Market at Alexandra Road (opposite police station). Fresh vegetables, fruit, honey and crafts on sale.

• 10 am. The Hayfields Haymakers meet every Thursday in the Lutheran Church in Bester Road, Hayfields. Weekly sessions start with a cup of tea or coffee at 10 am, followed by a talk, demonstration, bingo or music. Lunch is served at noon, costs R20 and needs to be booked by 11 am on Wednesdays at 033 344 2322. Inquiries: Shirley Smith (secretary), at 033 386 2126.

• 10 am. Free guided tours of Fort Nottingham Museum from Thursdays to Sundays, with 39 brands of old English crockery and other antiques for sale. Inquiries: 033 266 6246.

• 5.30 pm. Bridget Ringdahl will be giving a talk on her second book Blonde on a Bike in South America at Umgeni Valley. Donations will go to the Merrivale branch of Crow (Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife). Books will be on sale for R170. Inquiries: 033 330 3931.

Fax 033 355 1122, e-mail: ryanc@witness.co.za or phone 079 887 5347 before noon on Wednesday.

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