What’s on

2008-07-25 00:00

Art and music

• Val Maggs hosts painting and drawing today at 9.30 am, on Tuesday at 3 pm and on Wednesday at 9.30 am, as well as painting and drawing for pupils at 3 pm on Monday and on Wednesday at 3 pm. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• Macs hosts its art club on Wednesdays, Creative Thursdays, beginners’ drawing on Saturdays and portrait drawing with Penny Forder on Mondays. Classes are at 9 am. Inquiries: 033 386 6500. Treasures and Trifles will be on exhibition during July.

• The South African Society of Music Teachers presents a free lunch-hour concert from 1.10 pm on Wednesday at the Tatham Art Gallery, featuring

Marian van Duyker and friends. Inquiries: 033 394 1818.


• A car gymkhana with drifting will be held by the Msunduzi Racing Club at the Municipal Market in Mkondeni tomorrow from 2 pm until 6 pm. Entry fees: adults R20, youths R10, children under six free. No alcohol. No firearms. Inquiries: 084 555 7138.

• The Hayfields Haymakers meet every Thursday in the Lutheran Church in Bester Road. Inquiries: Valerie at 083 275 3504 or 033 396 2855.

• KwaZulu-Natal Stamp Fair at Kloof Country Club on Sunday at 10 am. Auction at 11.30 am sharp (bring items suitably marked to sell, by 10 am). The Maritzburg Philatelic Society meets every last Monday of the month (except December) at the St Matthew’s Parish Hall, on the corner of Olsen Road and Hesketh Drive, Hayfields. Inquiries: Anne Southwood at 033 343 4803.

• Howick Birding Group hosts a morning outing to Theo and Margie Cavé’s property, Egqumeni, opposite the Albert Falls Dam on July 30. Meet at Umgeni Valley at 7 am or at their property at about 8 am. Bring tea. Leaders are Eve Hughes (033 330 2723) and Shirley Bennett (033 330 2324).

• Msunduzi Hospice Book Shop is open every Saturday from 8 am until noon at 200 Zwartkop Road, Prestbury. Inquiries: Elise at 033 344 1560.

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

• Social badminton is held every Tuesday from 7 pm. Inquiries: Glynn Davies at 033 386 5557.

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

• Maritzburg Croquet Club invites anyone interested, for a game of croquet tomorrow and on Wednesday at 2 pm. Inquiries: Tim at 033 502 0101 or Viv at 033 396 3661.

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


• The Colleen Boote School of Dance is performing The Chronicles of Narnia The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at the Hexagon Theatre from July 30 to August 2.

Health Classes

• T’ai chi classes tomorrow at 9 am at the Hadca Centre, Old Main Road, Howick. Beginners’ classes (Mondays from 5.30 pm) and intermediate and advanced classes (Wednesdays at 7.30 pm) are held at the Lexden Scout Hall. Inquiries: Nico at 082 825 7412.

• Yoga in Hilton on Mondays at 5.30 pm. Phone Moira at 084 555 9320.

• Meditation classes on Mondays at the Emphethelweni Centre, 5 Leinster Road, Scottsville, from 6.45 pm. Inquiries: phone Kathy at 033 346 0403 or e-mail info@meditateindurban.org


• The Winning Women South Africa, Pietermaritzburg After Five Club

will meet at the Victoria Hall, Maritzburg College on July 28 at 5.30 pm for 6 pm. The cost is R60 per person. Supper will be served. The evening is a guest night for men. Bruce MacFarlane tells how to achieve financial independence. Grant Crawford speaks on how to maintain healthy relationships. Phone Esther Howard-Browne at 033 342 2034 or e-mail lesterhb@lantic.net Reservations are essential by today.

• There will be a gathering at the Bisley Valley Nature Reserve Education Centre in memory of Professor Gordon Maclean on Sunday. There will be a bird walk at 9 am and braai fires will be available from 11 am. Inquiries: Mike Spain at 033 347 2797.


• Antique and collectables market on Sunday from 9 am until 3 pm at the Hilton Quarry Centre. Inquiries: 084 606 5725.

• Alex Upmarket from 9 am until 3 pm, with fun for children at 11 am. Inquiries: 033 396 2807.

• Craft market opposite the city hall tomorrow from 9 am until 2 pm.

• The Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday and Thursday from 6 am until 9.30 am at the A. B. Jackson fields. Inquiries: Mike at 082 886 0687.

• The Karkloof Farmers’ Market, a fresh produce market, is held every Saturday from 7 am until 11 am, 2,6 km from Howick on the Karkloof Road. Access is gained off the D507. Inquiries: Andrea at 082 820 8986.

• Breakfast at the Lion’s River Farmers’ Market from 8 am until 11 am every Saturday. Proceeds go to the Midlands Crisis and Trauma Centre in Howick. Inquiries: Rex at 082 771 6653.


• Wine dinner at Hartford House, Mooi River, with Meinert wines on July 30 at 7 pm. Cost: R350 per person for a five-course meal, wines included. To book, phone 033 263 2713.


• Allandale Primary School invites new admissions for the 2009 academic year, commencing on Monday. Inquiries: 033 387 6042.

Special Events

• Stuart Taylor (of SABC3’s Going Nowhere Slowly fame) will be at the Golden Horse Casino tonight at 7 pm as the guest for the annual Msunduzi Hospice Night with the Stars dinner dance. The master of ceremonies will be Johann von Bargen of East Coast Radio and live music will be provided by Men in Black from Durban. Tables seat 10 (R1 800) and tickets at R180 per person can be purchased. Limited seats are available. Inquiries: 033 144 1560.

• Forty Days of Purpose Campaign, open to all who want to answer the question “What on Earth am I here for?” at the Prestbury Methodist Church. The six-week campaign kicks off on July 27. Inquiries: Wendy Dugmore at 033 344 1368 or 082 821 3675.

• The Comedy Revolution Festival

takes place today at Boogie’s Diner

(Umhlanga Rocks) at 8 pm, tomorrow in the Richards Bay Civic Centre at 8 pm and on July 31 at the Thunder Road Rock Diner (236 Florida Road, Durban). The line-up features Glen Bo, Martin Evans and Trevor Gumbi. Tickets are available at www.strictlytickets.co.za or by phoning Chaos Theory PR at 083 348 4274.


• The Umgeni Steam Railway preservation group will be running its regular Inchanga Choo-Choo on Sunday. Tickets are available at R100 per person, with senior citizens and children (aged two to 16) at R60. For more details and to book, phone Robbie Macgregor at 031 303 3003 or 082 353 6003, or visit www.umgenisteamrailway.co.za

• Every Saturday, the model trains in HO Gauge run from 9 am. Phone to ensure staff are at the station. Inquiries: 033 344 1742 or 082 470 4898.

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

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