What's on 21 June

2008-06-21 00:00

∙ 6 am-9.30 am. The farmersÕ market every Saturday, selling fruit, veg, flowers, eggs and more. Inquiries: Mike at 082 886 0687.

∙ 7 am-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. The Karkloof Farmers' Market runs every Saturday morning. Goods on sale include 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. There is a jungle gym and pony rides for the children so it is a wonderful morning out for the whole family. Inquiries to Andrea at 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 to Rex at 082 771 6653.

∙ 9 am. “Knitting” at Macs. Beginners and rusty knitters welcome. R25 per session. For further details phone 033 386 6500(am).

∙ 9 am. The antiques and collectables fair takes place at the Liberty Midlands Mall outside Edgars.

∙ 9 am-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 Ñ phone 033 346 2553.

∙ 9 am-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.

∙ 9 am-2 pm. Craft market opposite the city hall.

∙ 10 am. JW Parker - local author of 'Just Now, Now Now' (recently reviewed in The Witness) and 'The Corrupt Affair' will be at Bookworld at Cascades Centre on to sign books and talk to interested readers. Contact Coleen at Bookworld - 033 347 1962.

∙ 11 am. Lower Mpushini Valley Conservancy hosts specialist talks on indigenous gardening. Venues open from 10 am to 4 pm. Entry is R30 per person including tea and cake. Inquiries: Darlene Bond at 082 933 5036 or Merrywyn Pieterse at 072 147 8247.

∙ Noon. The annual Polar Bear Swim Challenge will take place at the Dragon Peaks Dam in the Central Drakensberg. R30 entry for swimmers. Lucky draw prizes for swimmers. Spectators are encouraged to bring Pet food. All proceeds in aid of Estcourt SPCA. Contact Ann at 082 828 0401.

∙ 1.30 pm. The Stables Winter Solstice Festival at the wine farm outside Nottingham Road, for lovers of wine ands rugby. Visitors can try their hand at blending their own red wine, and if the winning blend gets the approval of the judges, it will be used for the new release of the Sharks red blend, Raggie Red. Sharks players will be on hand to assist. Stay to watch the Test match against Italy on a big screen. There will be music from Vanessa Palm once the rugby Test is over. The Stables will also be releasing their KZN Jeripico, as well as their KZN Port, to help combat the chill. Cost is R75 per person which includes a welcome drink, snack platters, wine for blending, music and a big screen to watch the Boks in action at Newlands. Inquiries: www.stableswine.co.za

∙ 2 pm. Maritzburg Croquet Club invites people of all ages for 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 pm. The Ramblers' Club of Pietermaritzburg invites people interested in hiking to join them in walking the hills of Pietermaritzburg and its environs. Interested people should be reasonably fit and may contact Francois at 033 344 2754 for further information.

∙ 2.30 pm. Parkinson's Disease Support Group meets at Riverside Old Age Home, 450 Bulwer St. All welcome. Contact: Jane at 033 386 4477 or 082 940 0225.

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