Events diary

2008-06-27 00:00

TODAY

• 8 am. Pensioners Day at Karkloof Conservation Centre — half-price entry on the last Friday of every month. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be on sale — bring your own picnic. Entrance R10. Inquiries: 033 330 2992 or karkloofcentre@telkomsa.net

• 10 am. At Suncoast Casino is the Zip slide — 140m long — which starts off at 14 metres high and guarantees a 20-second adrenalin rush across the front of the Suncoast complex. Bookings: 083 627 7249.

TOMORROW

• 6 am to 9.30 am. The Farmers’ Market every Saturday, selling fruit, veg, flowers, eggs and more. Inquiries: Mike at 082 886 0687.

• 7 am to 11 am. The Karkloof Farmers’ Market, a fresh produce market, located 2,6 km from Howick on the Karkloof Road. Access is from the D507. Inquiries to Andrea at 082 820 8986.

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

• 8 am to noon. Msunduzi Hospice book shop will be open at 200 Zwartkop Road, Prestbury. Inquiries: Elise at 033 344 1560.

• 8 am to 1 pm. Fête at Prestbury Methodist Church (16 Stott Road). Farmhouse breakfast, cakes, white elephant, plants, teas, granny’s attic, curry and rice, preserves, knitting, sewing and jumping castle for the kids. Inquiries: 033 344 1202.

• 9 am to 10.30 am. T’ai Chi classes at the Hadca Centre, Old Main Road, Howick. Contact Nico at 082 825

• 9 am to noon. The Pietermaritzburg SPCA book and record room will be open at the SPCA grounds, 235 Woodhouse Road. Bargains at the used clothing, linen and white elephant stalls, and a selection of indoor and outdoor plants. Enjoy refreshments in the tea garden. Inquiries: 033 386 9267.

• 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. Phone 033 346 2553.

• 9 am to noon. The model trains in HO Gauge run at the old goods shed, Hilton Station. Phone to ensure the staff are present. Inquiries: 033 344 1742 or 082 470 4898.

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

• 9.30 am. Hobbies fair at Bellair Primary School — stamps galore. Phone Ted Brown at 031 462 7908 or 083 284 6554.

• 2 pm. Jan Baxter gives a talk on the Big Picture. Global warming, chemtrails, Earth and cosmic changes. Entrance fee is R70 per person at Shambhala Labyrinth, Ashburton (outside venue so take warm clothes). Bookings: 033 326 1919 or 076 445 8766.

• 2 pm. Maritzburg Croquet Club invites people of all ages for a game of croquet in Alexandra Park opposite the cricket Oval. Inquiries: Tim at 033 502 0101 or Viv at 033 396 3661.

• 2 pm. The Ramblers’ Club of Pietermaritzburg invites people interested in hiking to join them in walking the hills of Pietermaritzburg and its environs. Contact Francois at 033 344 2754 for further information.

• 8 pm. Mr and Miss Gay Winter at the Kismet Hotel. Entrance is R20 per person. Supporting East Coast Radio winter warmth. Inquiries: 033 342 6165.

SUNDAY

• 8.30 am. The Umgeni Steam Railway preservation group runs its regular Inchanga Choo-Choo — a vintage steam-hauled passenger train. Trains depart from Kloof at 8.30 am and 12.30 pm and travel to Inchanga. A craft market will be at the station. Tickets: R100, with senior citizens and children (aged two to 16) at R60. Bookings and information: phone Robbie Macgregor at 031 303 3003 or 082 353 6003, or visit www.umgenisteamrailway.co.za

• 9 am. Family birding walk and picnic on Gartmore Farm. Bring a picnic lunch. The walk starts at 9 am. Cost: R20, R10 for children under 12. Inquiries: 033 330 2992 (am) or karkloofcentre@telkomsa.net.

• 9 am — 3 pm. Alex Upmarket, Alexandra Park plane tree avenue. New stall holders welcome. Inquiries: 033 396 2807.

• 9.30 am. Vision Injoy togethery — inspirational address by psychic, Cheryl Lancaster at Emphethelweni Centre, 6 Leinster Rd. Future togetheries will take place at the Masonic Hall commencing July 13. Inquiries: 082 569 6861.

• 10 am. KZN Stamp Fair at Kloof Country Club — huge selection of stamps, plus the Post Office with all the latest issues. Auction starts at 11.30 am. Inquiries: Anne Southwood at 033 343 4803.

• 11 am. Jan Baxter gives a talk on the Big Picture. Global warming, chemtrails, Earth and cosmic changes. Entrance fee is R70 per person at Shambhala Labyrinth, Ashburton (outside venue so take warm clothes). Bookings: 033 326 1919 or 076 445 8766.

• 5 pm. Local theatre stalwart Vivian Moodley announces the return of the Bat café supper club, featuring the same line up, including stand-up comic Pranesh Maharaj and local muso Ravi Subramoney and Rastafarian MC extraordinaire Cool Fire. The full buffet features local curry favourites and combined with the sing-a-long numbers and congenial company at one of Durban’s well-known landmarks the evening is sure to be memorable. The event starts at 5 pm and tickets are R80 (booking essential). Contact: Vivian or Yasmin on 084 552 4786.

• Piano perfection with Chris Duigan in the park-like Hallcar garden, Greytown. Take along a picnic — relax and enjoy. Tickets: R50 — all proceeds to local chairities. Phone Robyn: 082 786 6510 for details.

MONDAY

• 9 am — noon. Learn to draw faces and portraits with Penny Forder. R340 Macs members and R395 non-Macs members for four sessions. Please book early by phoning 033 386 6500 (am). List of requirements available when booking.

• 5.30 pm. Yoga in Hilton. Phone Moira at 084 555 9320.

• 5.30 pm — 7 pm. Beginners t’ai chi classes at the Lexden Scout Hall, Hosking Road. Contact Nico at 082 825 7412.

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

• 7.30 pm. Maritzburg Philatelic Society meets every last Monday of the month (except December) at the St Matthews Parish Hall, Hayfields (corner Olsen Road and Hesketh Drive). Inquiries: 033 343 4803.

TUESDAY

• 6.15 pm. Toastmasters monthly meeting at the Hilton Hotel (Hilton). 6.15 pm for 6.40 pm — visitors welcome. Cost: R60. Information: contact Peter Southwood at 033 343 4803 or 082 298 0491.

• 10 am to 3.30 pm. Art in July workshop — a dynamic and expressive workshop experimenting with alternative approaches to the techniques of acrylic and oil painting. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• 7 pm. Absolute Euphoria Events presents a Masquerade Party at Café Vacca Matta, Golden Horse Casino. R50 per person (includes cocktails and snacks on arrival). Dress: smart casual — don’t forget the mask. Tickets are on sale to the public at: Gay and Lesbian Network office, Tembaletu Centre, 206 Burger Street (phone 033 342 6165) or Café Vacca Matta (073 077 9355) or Absolute Euphoria Events (072 462 3548).

• 7 pm. Meditation evening — free the spirit guided meditations. Topic: Consciousness through the dimensions. Inquiries: 082 569 6861.

• 7 pm to 9 pm. Social badminton in a friendly group at a central location. Beginners and experienced players welcome. Inquiries: Glynn Davies at 033 386 5557.

WEDNESDAY 2

• 9 am to noon. Macs Wednesday Art Club — an interactive group. Work in medium and level of choice. All welcome. R25 per session. Phone 033 386 6500.

• 10 am. Creative acrylic and oil painting workshop. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• 2 pm. Maritzburg Croquet Club invites people of all ages for a game of croquet, every Wednesday and Saturday in Alexandra Park opposite the cricket Oval. Inquiries: Tim at 033 502 0101 or Viv at 033 396 3661.

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

• 5.30 pm to 7 pm. Intermediate and advanced t’ai chi classes at the Lexden Scout Hall, Hosking Road. Contact Nico at 082 825 7412.

• 7.30 pm. The Maritzburg Camera Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The first meeting of the month is devoted to competition entries and the second to educational matters includingworkshops and discussions. Meet at the Collegians Bowling Club, Boshoff Street at 7.30 pm. Information: Derris Lund at 033 347 3626.

THURSDAY

• 7 am to 10.30 am. Market at Alexandra Road (opposite police station). Fresh veg, fruit, honey and crafts.

• 9 am to noon. Creative Thursdays — no formal tutoring in July but most of the Macs Thursday teachers will be available for advice. Activities include simplified dyeing technologies, felt-making, garment design variations. R50 per session or R180 for the month. Bookings: 033 386 6500.

• 10 am. The Hayfields Haymakers meet every Thursday in the Lutheran Church, Bester Road, Hayfields. Lunch is served at noon, costs R20, book by 11 am on Wednesdays at 033 344 2322. Information: Shirley Smith, at 033 386 2126.

• 10 am. Creative acrylic and oil painting workshop. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

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

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