What's on 14 to 20 March

2008-03-14 00:00


• 4.30 pm. Durban High School old boys are invited to tonight’s rugby under lights at DHS featuring DHS and Maritzburg College. Inquiries: Liz Foster at 031 277 1500. The midlands contact is Peter Southwood who is updating the database for notifications about events and a possible old boys’ reunion in Pietermaritzburg. He can be contacted at 033 343 4803 or 082 298 0491.


• 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, is located 2,6km from Howick on the Karkloof Road. Access is gained off 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 to Rex at 082 771 6653.

• 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 am to 5 pm. Baasa (Botanical Artists’ Association of Southern Africa) at the Kloof Conservancy will hold an exhibition and sale of work at the outdoor gardens at the Kloof Gorge Conservancy and acclaimed indigenous plant expert Elsa Pooley will be in attendance to sign books.

• 9 am to noon. At Macs, wild knitting — wild and woolly, wild and wonderful, or not wild at all. Cost: R25. Inquiries: 033 386 6500 (mornings).

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

• 9 am to noon. Painting at Creative Image Art/Craft Painting Studios. www.creativeimage.co.za or phone Truus at 033 342 4959.

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

• 10.30 am. Friends of the Natal Museum hosts a screening of An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore. Tea from 10.15 am. Venue: Natal Museum, 237 Jabu Ndlovu Street.

• 2 pm. Maritzburg Croquet Club invites you for a game 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 you to join them in walking the hills of Pietermaritzburg. Contact Francois at 033 344 2754.

• 3 pm and 6 pm. Julia Powell School of Dance presents: Earth, Sea, Fire and Ice — A Dance Creation at the Hilton College Theatre. Features guest dancer Tanis Waller and Desert Rose belly dancers. Tickets at the door: R40 adults and R30 children. Inquiries: Julia at 072 25 3555.

• 3 pm. Easter sale at the Lutheran Church Centre, 2 Bester Road, Hayfields. Handcrafted Easter eggs, Kaffeestube, cakes, children’s goodies and German meats. 10% of proceeds to be donated to Siyabonga Helping Hands charity. Inquiries: 082 440 7545.

• 3.30 pm. Sahaja yoga — free introductory programme on sahaja yoga meditation at Tembaletu Education Centre, 206 Burger Street. Inquiries: 083 593 1059.

• There will be no meeting of the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group this month — the next meeting is on April 19. Contact Jane at 033 386 4477 or 082 940 0225.


• 7 am. The Bird Club hosts a day outing to Bulwer boardwalk. Leader: Jan Pienaar. Inquiries: 084 462 9521. Meet at the Engen garage in Bulwer at 7 am.

• 9 am to 5 pm. Baasa (Botanical Artists’ Association of Southern Africa) at the Kloof Conservancy will hold an exhibition and sale of work at the outdoor gardens at the Kloof Gorge Conservancy and acclaimed indigenous plant expert Elsa Pooley, will be in attendance to sign books.

• 4.30 pm. The Cathedral Chamber Choir will be singing at St George’s Garrison church on Palm Sunday. All welcome.


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

• 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.

• 5.30 pm. The Winning Women (Pietermaritzburg) After 5 meet at the Victoria Hall, Maritzburg College at 5.30 pm for 6 pm until 8 pm. Cost: R60 per person inclusive of supper. All welcome. “Do you have an attitude?” — an Easter parade with clothes and accessories by Attitude. Bring your own Easter bonnet. Reservations essential, by March 14. Phone Esther Howard-Browne at 033 342 2034 or e-mail lesterhb@lantic.net

• 6 pm. Forest Hill Primary School presents Umshado — Indlele Yethu (The Wedding — Our Way) at A. W. Gray Hall (FHPS). Admission is R15 per person (spouse/partner free). Cheese and wine evening. Inquiries: 033 387 6262.

• 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.


• 9 am. Hilton Garden Club meets at the Midlands Nursery on the R103 between Nottingham Road and Rosetta, i.e. at the main nursery, not the branch at Piggly Wiggly farm stall. To share transport, meet at the Hilton Town Board Hall at 9 am for departure at 9.15 am. Take your own chairs and refreshments. New members welcome. Inquiries: Fay Clayton at 033 330 2221.

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


• 9 am to noon. Macs Wednesday art club. Work in medium and level of choice. Cost: R25. Phone 033 386 6500 (mornings).

• 12.30 pm. Meeting of the Decorative Arts Society at 12.30 for 1 pm until 2 pm at the Heritage Hall, St John’s United Church, 344 Jabu Ndlovu Street (Loop Street). Mr 5% and the Gulbenkian Museum — a lecture by Eduard Saunders. Members fee: R20. Visitors are welcome to attend the lecture, cost of R30 includes light refreshments. Off-street parking available. Inquiries: Gill Gaylard at 033 330 7011.

• 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. Music for Holy Week and Easter. Inquiries: 076 181 4828.

• 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.

• 6 pm. Howick Birding Group: Dr Jason Londt — an illustrated talk entitled “Insects — a glimpse through my camera lens”. Tea, coffee and registration from 5.30 pm. Cost: BirdLife members — R5, all others R10.

• 7.30 pm. Family History Society and Genealogical Society monthly meeting at the club house, Natal Carbineer grounds. Speaker: Dr R. T. Moodley, on his reminiscences of serving the Indian Community in the early days. Inquiries: 033 344 2170.


• 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”.

• 10 am. The Hayfields Haymakers meet every Thursday, Lutheran Church, Bester Road, Hayfields. Lunch is served at noon, costs R20 — 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. Antiques for sale. Inquiries: 033 266 6246.

• 7 pm. Miss Suncoast Pageant — 12 of KwaZulu-Natal’s most beautiful women will compete. The Suncoast Conference Centre doors open at 7 pm and complimentary cocktails will be served. Tickets at Computicket, or at the door: R75 per person.

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

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