Events Diary 7 to 13 March

2008-03-07 00:00


• 9 am. Antiques and collectables fair at the Liberty Midlands Mall outside Edgars.

• 10 am. Alzheimer’s support group meets at Riverside Old Age Home, 450 Bulwer Street. Contact Lorna at 033 396 6607 or Jane at 033 386 4477 or 082 940 0225.

• 3 pm. Drawing and painting for pupils 12 years and over. Inquiries: 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 Market is located 2,6 km from Howick on the Karkloof Road. Access is gained off the D507. On sale: fresh produce from local farmers as well as breads, biscotti, cheese, plants, flowers, ready-made meals, pickles, preserves, nougat, brownies, nuts and lots more delicious goods. 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.

• 9 am. The antiques and collectables fair will be held at the Liberty Midlands Mall outside Edgars.

• A creative writing workshop with Brenda George from 9 am to 1 pm. Bookings 033 342 9876 or 076 424 9663. Limited seating. Bring your own writing materials. Cost: R250.

• 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 is held for new bowlers. Bowls are provided and flat shoes must be worn. All welcome. Coaching can be arranged at other times with Peter — phone 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 staff members are at the station. Inquiries: 033 344 1742 or 082 470 4898.

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

• 2 pm. Maritzburg Croquet Club. 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 of Pietermaritzburg invites people interested in hiking to join them in walking the hills of Pietermaritzburg and its environs. Inquiries: Francois at 033 344 2754.

• 2.30 pm. Val Maggs’s art group. Beginners welcome. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.


• 6.30 am. KZN BirdLife hosts a morning outing to Queen Elizabeth Park. Leader: Mike Spain. Inquiries: 033 347 2797.

• 8.30 am. The Cathedral Chamber Choir will be singing at the Eucharist service at St George’s Garrison Church. All welcome.


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

• 9 am to noon. Introduction to landscape drawing with Penny Forder. R120. Book by phoning 033 386 6500 (mornings).

• 3 pm. Art for pupils, creative painting techniques. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• 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. Weekly meditation classes at the. Emphethelweni Centre, 5 Leinster Road, Scottsville. Inquiries: Kathy at 033 346 0403 or e-mail:


• 5.30 pm. Creative painting, beginners and advanced. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.


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

• 9.30 am. Drawing and painting from nature. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• 10 am to noon. The Bats low vision support group meets at Woodgrove for tea followed by a talk by an occupational therapist. Inquiries: Penny at 033 355 0269.

• 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, featuring Fillip Kormuth performing a piano recital — an exciting programme of modern central European music. Inquiries: 033 394 1818.

• 2 pm. Maritzburg Croquet Club. Croquet, every Wednesday and Saturday, 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.

• 3 pm. Specialised tuition in drawing and painting for Grade 10 to 12 art subject candidates. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• 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. Diabetes South Africa open meeting will take place at Epworth school in Golf Road. Ophthalmologist Doctor Uys will be talking on diabetes and eye problems. Inquiries: 033 346 0934.


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

• 9 am to noon. Creative Thursday tutors at Macs: Jutta Faulds and Jinny Heath. Changing Our Habits — how to re-cycle, unwanted, unsuitable or worn-out garments.

• 9.30 am. Oil painting with Val Maggs. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• 10 am. The Hayfields Haymakers meet every Thursday in the Lutheran Church in Bester Road, Hayfields. Lunch at noon costs R20 — please 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 from Thursdays to Sundays, with 39 brands of old English crockery and other antiques for sale. Inquiries: 033 266 6246.

• 6.30 pm. Fotag quiz — limited tables of six. R60 per person, which includes soup and bread. Cash bar. Secure parking. Book early: Michelle Rall at 033 346 0822 or 033 342 1638.

• 7 pm. KZN Birdlife hosts an indoor meeting at Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife headquarters in Queen Elizabeth Park (please note change of venue). Speaker: Richard White on Birding the Buddhist Kingdom - Bhutan.

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