Events Diary

2008-04-18 00:00


• 9 am to 2.30 pm. Two-day portrait drawing workshop by Denise Essom to be held at Macs, 173 Alexandra Road, today and April 25. Cost is R425 for two days including coffee, tea and a light lunch. Phone Denise at 033 345 2116 or 072 117 0017.

• 9.30 am. Acrylic painting for beginners with Val Maggs. Inquiries at 033 342 1638.


• 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, is located 2,6 kilometres from Howick on the Karkloof Road. Access is gained off the D507. Goods on sale include fresh produce from local farmers. Inquiries to 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 to Rex at 082 771 6653.

• 8 am. Karkloof Conservation Centre hosts a Photographers Day — all keen photographers half price. Bring your cameras, walking shoes, hat and a picnic. Tea and cake will be on sale. Inquiries: 033 330 2992.

• 8.15 am to noon. Interested in walking the old pilgrimage trails to Santiago de Compostela in Spain? Come to a Camino workshop at the Bergtheil Museum. R20 includes refreshments. Bring a tin of food/bottle of oil/packet of flour/sugar or something to donate to Oakford Priory. Phone Sylvia at 031 267 2059 or 083 474 8086 or e-mail

• 8.30 am to 3 pm. Mini fête with all sorts of refreshments, spices, pickles and second-hand books at 24 Phipson Road, Scottsville. Inquiries at 033 346 1518.

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

• 9 am to noon. Bring some yarn and needles, crochet if you like. There is no tuition, but free advice is given to all by all. R25 per session. For further details, phone 033 386 2795 or 033 386 6500.

• 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. All welcome. Coaching can be arranged with Peter at 033 346 2553.

• 9 am to 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.

• 2 pm. The PMB support group for families with diabetic children will be hosting a talk by diabetes educator Eleanor Walker entitled “Truths About testing: latest findings on facts and fiction regarding blood glucose monitoring”. The meeting will take place in the Epworth Primary School assembly room. Inquiries: Kathy at 083 357 8726 or 033 396 2441.

• 2 pm. Maritzburg Croquet Club invites you to a game of croquet. The lawns are 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.

• 2.30 pm. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group next meeting at Riverside Old Age Home, 450 Bulwer Street. Phone Jane at 033 386 4477 or 082 940 0225.


• 6.30 am. KZN BirdLife hosts a morning outing to the Botanical Gardens. Leader: Adrian Ogilvie. Inquiries: 033 347 1685.

• 9 am to 3 pm. Antique and Collectables market at the Hilton Quarry Centre. Inquiries: 084 606 5725.

• 9.30 am. Vision Enjoy “Togethery”. Topic — psychic art. Emphethelweni Centre, 5 Leinster Road. Inquiries: 033 344 3648 or 082 569 6861.


• 9 am to noon. Introduction to watercolours and inks with Penny Forder. R260 Macs members and R300 non-Macs members for three sessions. Book by phoning 033 386 2795 or 033 386 6500.

• 3 pm. Creative painting and drawing for pupils 12 years and older. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• 5.30 pm. 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 on Mondays and Wednesdays. Contact Nico at 082 825 7412.

• 6 pm for 6.30 pm. The Winning Women After Five will meet at the Dave Mayo Centre, Howick High School. R60 includes supper. Inquiries to Nora Levang at 033 330 6426 or e-mail

• 6 pm to 8 pm. Beginners and advanced oil painting. 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


• 9 am to 1 pm. Tuesday painters tutor: Jinny Heath. The class will undertake specific technical and formal problems in one-day exercises. Book early if you want to take part at 033 386 2795 or 033 386 6500.

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


• 2 pm. Maritzburg Croquet Club invites people of all ages for a game of croquet, every Wednesday and Saturday. Inquiries: Tim at 033 502 0101.

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


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

• 9 am to noon. Art Club — an interactive group. Work in medium and level of choice. All welcome. R25 per session. Phone 033 386 2795 or 033 386 6500.

• 9 am to noon. Creative Thursdays: A one-day workshop covering reactive dyes, their properties and the process of using them — R120 per person. Please book by phoning 033 386 2795 or 033 386 6500.

• 10 am. The Hayfields Haymakers meet every Thursday in the Lutheran Church in Bester Road, Hayfields. Phone Shirley Smith at 033 386 2126.

Faxes to 033 355 1122, e-mail or phone 079 887 5347 before noon on Wednesday.

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