What's on 22 to 28 February

2008-02-22 00:00

TODAY

• 3 pm to 5 pm. Drawing and painting class for those 13 years and over, with Val Maggs. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

TOMORROW

• 6 am-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 — for fresh produce every Saturday. Located 2,6 km from Howick on the Karkloof Road. Access is gained from the D507. Inquiries: Andrea at 082 820 8986.

• 8 am to 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.

• 8 am to noon. Msunduzi Hospice book shop at 200 Zwartkop Road, Prestbury.

• 9 am to 10.30 am. T’ai chi classes at the Hadca Centre, Old Main Road, Howick. Contact Nico at 082 825 7412.

• 9.30 am. A bowls clinic at Allan Wilson Bowling Club for new bowlers. Bowls are provided and flat shoes must be worn. Phone 033 346 2553.

• 9 am to noon. Every week the model trains in HO gauge run at the old goods shed, Hilton Station. Inquiries: 033 344 1742 or 082 470 4898.

• 9 am to noon. Painting at Creative Image Art/Craft Painting Studios. Inquiries: 033 342 4959.

• 9 am to noon. The Pietermaritzburg SPCA book and record room open at the SPCA, 235 Woodhouse Road. Also white elephant stall and plants. Refreshments in the tea garden. Inquiries: 033 386 9267.

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

• 10 am. Russell Comrie talks on “Hagrid’s Heritage — Old Norse Myths and Magic,” followed by tea or coffee and a muffin. Cost: R25, booking required. Venue: Macs (the Midlands Arts and Crafts Society), 173 Alexandra Road. Inquiries: 033 346 0789 or 082 833 2239 or 033 386 6500.

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

• 2 pm. The Ramblers’ Club — join them in walking the hills of Pietermaritzburg. Contact Francois at 033 344 2754.

• 2.30 pm to 5 pm. Val Maggs’s art group. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

SUNDAY

• 8 am to 1 pm. Msunduzi Hospice sells Africana books at the Hilton Antiques and Collectable Fair, Hilton Quarry Shopping Centre. Inquiries: 033 344 1560.

• 8.30 am. The Umgeni Steam Railway preservation group’s Inchanga Choo-Choo — a vintage passenger train — departs from Kloof at 8.30 am and 12.30 pm, travelling through the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Inchanga, with the Inchanga Community Craft Market at the station. Tickets: R100; senior citizens and children (aged two to 16) at R60. Bookings: Robbie Macgregor at 031 303 3003 or 082 353 6003, or see www.umgenisteamrailway.co.za

• 9 am. Leon Heyes’s exhibition: Botanical Gardens photographic collection, at the Strelitzia Room Restaurant in the Botanical Gardens.

• 9 am to 4 pm. Alex Arts and Crafts upmarket — 17th market birthday — at Alexandra Park. Inquiries: 033 396 2807 (3 pm to 5 pm weekdays).

MONDAY

• 9 am to noon. Introduction to life-drawing. R170 Macs members and R198 non-Macs members for two sessions. Booking: 033 386 6500 (mornings).

• 3 pm. Creative painting and drawing for pupils with Val Maggs. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

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

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

• 6 pm to 8 pm. Oil and acrylic painting, beginners and advanced. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• 6.45 pm to 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

• 9 am to 1 pm. Tuesday painters tutor: Jinny Heath — at Macs. Inquiries: 033 386 6500.

• 9 am to noon. Art/craft painting with Truus — paint on ceramic, fabric, wood and canvas. Inquiries: 033 342 4959.

• 9.30 am. Mixed-media painting (watercolours, oils and acrylics), beginners and advanced. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• 5.30 pm. Specialised tuition in a small class for beginners’ drawing and painting. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

WEDNESDAY

• 8.30 am. Howick Birding Group visits Butterflies for Africa, Pietermaritzburg. Meet at Umgeni Valley at 8.30 am, or at the venue at 9 am. Entrance fee: about R16 per pensioner — half-hour video and a half-hour guided tour. Inquiries: Pam Nicol at 033 330 2947.

• 9 am to noon. Art Club — an interactive group. Work in medium and level of choice. All welcome. R25 per session. Inquiries: 033 386 6500 (mornings).

• 10 am to 1 pm. T’ai chi, yoga and meditation exercises. Orientation days at the Pietermaritzburg YMCA. Inquiries: 033 702 1885 or 073 754 2062.

• 1.10 pm to 1.50 pm. The South African Society of Music Teachers presents a free lunch-hour concert at the Tatham Art Gallery. Inquiries: 033 394 1818.

• 2 pm. Maritzburg Croquet Club, Wednesdays and Saturdays, in Alexandra Park opposite the cricket Oval. Mallets can be borrowed. Inquiries: Tim at 033 502 0101 or Viv at 033 396 3661.

• 3 pm. Tuition for Grades 10 to 12 art subject candidates. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• 3 pm to 6 pm. T’ai chi, yoga and meditation exercises. Orientation day at Shambala, Ashburton. Inquiries: 033 702 1885 or 073 754 2062.

• 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.

• 6 pm to 9 pm. Evening painting classes at Creative Image Art/Craft Painting Studios. Inquiries: 033 342 4959.

THURSDAY

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

• 8 am to 1 pm. T’ai chi, yoga and meditation exercises. Orientation day at the Pietermaritzburg YMCA. Inquiries: 033 702 1885 or 073 754 2062.

• 9 am to noon. Creative Thursday tutor: 2008 theme is changing our habits. Bookings: 033 386 6500 (mornings).

• 9.30 am. Oil painting beginners and advanced. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• 10 am. The Hayfields Haymakers, every Thursday at 10 am, Lutheran Church, Bester Road, Hayfields. R20 for lunch. Book by 11 am on Wednesdays at 033 344 2322. Inquiries: Shirley Smith, at 033 386 2126.

• 10 am. Free guided tours of Fort Nottingham Museum, Thursdays to Sundays, — antiques for sale. Inquiries: 033 266 6246.

• 3 pm to 6 pm. T’ai chi, yoga and meditation exercises. Orientation day at Shambala, Ashburton. Inquiries: 033 702 1885 or 073 754 2062.

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

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