Events Diary 25 to 31 January

2008-01-25 00:00


• 8 am. In Macs Café Gallery and 3D Gallery is an exhibition of wearable art by Sue Akerman, Annette McMaster, Jutta Faulds and Clare Smith, with pieces on exhibit only and others for sale.

• 9 am-9 pm. uShaka Marine World will be staying open until 9 pm every Friday and Saturday for the rest of summer. For more information, phone 031 328 8000 or visit

• 9.30 am-12.30 pm. Drawing and painting for beginners and advanced. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• 7.30 pm. A poetry reading by Clive Lawrance, who will be accompanied by two flutists, will be held at Macs. Phone Clive at 082 783 7665 for more details or enjoy dinner at Macs Coffee Shop before the poetry reading. Phone 033 346 0690 to book a table.


• 6 am-9.30 am. Every Saturday, the Farmers’ Market sells fruit, vegetables, flowers, eggs and more. Inquiries: 082 886 0687.

• 7 am-11 am. The Karkloof Farmers’ Market is located 2,6 km from Howick on the Karkloof Road. Access is gained off the D507. Inquiries: 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: 082 771 6653.

• 8 am-noon. Msunduzi Hospice Book Shop will be open at 200 Zwartkop Road, Prestbury.

• 9 am-10.30 am. Tai Chi classes at the Hadca Centre, Old Main Road, Howick. Inquiries: 082 825 7412.

• 9 am-noon. The SPCA Book and Record Room will be open at the SPCA grounds, 235 Woodhouse Road. Inquiries: 033 386 9267.

• 9.30 am. A bowls clinic at Allan Wilson Bowling Club is held for new bowlers. Coaching can be arranged at other times with Peter at 033 346 2553.

• 9 am-noon. Every week, the model trains in HO Gauge run. 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. Maritzburg Croquet Club invites people for a game of croquet. The lawns are in Alexandra Park opposite the cricket Oval. Inquiries: 033 502 0101 or 033 396 3661.

• 2 pm. The Ramblers’ Club of Pietermaritzburg invites people interested in hiking to join them. Inquiries: 033 344 2754.

• 2 pm-6 pm. A car gymkhana with drifting will be held at the Municipal Market in Mkondeni. Adults pay R20, youngsters R10 and children are free. Inquiries: 084 555 7138.

• 2.30 pm-5 pm. Val Maggs art group. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• 5 pm. The KwaZulu-Natal Bat Interest Group will present a talk at the Pietermaritzburg campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Inquiries: 031 572 3479 or 084 997 7213.


• 8 am-1 pm. Msunduzi Hospice will be selling its Africana books at the Hilton Antiques and Collectables Fair at the Quarry. Inquiries: 033 344 1560.

• 8.30 am. The Umgeni Steam Railway Preservation Group will be running its regular Inchanga choo-choo — a vintage passenger train. Trains depart from Kloof at 8.30 am and 12.30 pm. For more details and advanced bookings, phone 031 303 3003 or 082 353 6003. Alternatively, visit

• 9 am-4 pm. Alex arts and crafts upmarket — the Valentine market, with car boot sales — at Alexandra Park. Inquiries: 033 396 2807.


• 9 am-noon. Beginners’ drawing using the right side of the brain with Penny Forder at Macs. Booking is essential. Inquiries: 033 386 6500 (mornings).

• 3 pm-5 pm. Creative drawing and painting for pupils from 12 to 18 years of age. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• 5.30 pm-7 pm. Beginners’ Tai Chi classes at the Lexden Scout Hall. Inquiries: 082 825 7412.

• 6 pm-8 pm. Mixed media drawing and painting. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• 6.45 pm-8.15 pm. Weekly meditation classes at the Emphethelweni Centre, 5 Leinster Road. Inquiries: phone 033 346 0403 or e-mail:


• 9 am-noon. Art and craft painting with Truus. Paint on ceramics, fabric and wood. Inquiries: 033 342 4959.

• 9.30 am-12.30 pm. Beginners and advanced oil painting. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• 5.30 pm-7.30 pm. Painting and drawing in the media of your choice. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.


• 7.30 am. Howick Birding Group morning outing to Midmar Game Reserve. Meet at Thurlow Gate off Bulwar Road. Bring tea. Leader: Gordon Maclean. Shirley Bennett and Margie Sleigh will collect your entrance fee at the gate (about R15). Rhino Card holders get in free.

• 9 am-noon. Wednesday art club at Macs. Work in the medium and at the level of your choice. Inquiries: 033 386 6500 (mornings).

• 1.10 pm-1.50 pm. The South African Society of Music Teachers presents a free lunch-hour concert at the Tatham Art Gallery, featuring Jonathan Judge (saxophone) and friends. Inquiries: 033 394 1818.

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

• 3 pm-5 pm. Specialised tuition for grades 10 to 12 art subject candidates. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

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

• 5.30 pm-7 pm. Intermediate and advanced Tai Chi classes at the Lexden Scout Hall. Inquiries: 082 825 7412.

• 6 pm-9 pm. Painting classes at Creative Image Art and Craft Painting Studios. Inquiries: 033 342 4959.


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

• 9 am-noon. Free workshop. Macs is planning a series of note/exercise/ drawing pads, to sell. Decorate covers and learn about resist dyeing tissue paper.

• 9.30 am-12.30 pm. Beginners’ and advanced acrylic, oil and watercolour painting. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• 10 am. The Hayfields Haymakers meet every Thursday in the Lutheran Church in Bester Road. Inquiries: 033 386 2126.

• 10 am-2 pm. Ancient Chinese health exercises. Free lectures and demonstrations on Taijiquan, Tao yin (yoga) and meditations. Book your time slot at the YMCA between 10 am and 2 pm or at Shambala in Ashburton between 3 pm and 5 pm. Inquiries: 033 702 1885 or 033 326 1919 or 073 754 2062.

• 10 am. Free guided tours of Fort Nottingham Museum from Thursdays to Sundays. Inquiries: 033 266 6246.

• 3 pm-5 pm. Drawing and painting for pupils from 12 to 18 years of age. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• 5.30 pm-6.30 pm. Free yoga classes on the beach at Suncoast. Inquiries: 031 201 8585.

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

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