What's on 8 to 14 February

2008-02-08 00:00


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

• 11 am. KwaZulu-Natal’s fanciest rides on four wheels are on display at Suncoast Casino for the second “Pimp My Ride” event, which runs until Sunday. Inquiries to Vinay Kassie at 031 328 3000.

• 3 pm-5 pm. Beginners drawing and painting, adults and pupils. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.


• 6 am-9.30 am. The farmers’ 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 2,6 km from Howick on the Karkloof Road, off the D507. Runs every Saturday morning. 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.

• 8.30 am. Introduction to Bats course at Shongweni Dam and field trip. Booking essential. Inquiries: Carol at 031 572 3479.

• 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. Coaching can be arranged with Peter, 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.

• 10.30 am. Drawing and painting, adults and pupils. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• 11 am. Following her SAfm interview with Monica Fairall in January, Dr André van der Hoven Comrie will be giving a talk at Macs on the ins and outs of nutrition. From 11 am and followed by coffee and a muffin. Inquiries: 033 386 6500.

• 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. Interested people should be reasonably fit and may contact Francois at 033 344 2754 for further information.

• 2 pm-5 pm. The Pietermaritzburg Bonzai Society meets at the Witness Demonstration gardens. Visitors welcome. Inquiries: Jurgen at 033 396 5684.

• 3 pm-5 pm. Val Maggs’s art group. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.


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

• 10 am. Duesouth Xterra multisport event is open to individuals or teams of three, and consists of a 1,5 km swim, 25 km mountain bike ride and a 10 km trail run. The Xterra Lite will consist of a 600 m swim, 14 km mountain bike and five-kilometre trail run. Cost: Xterra — R100 individual entrant, R180 team.; Xterra Lite — R80 individual entrant, R150 teams. For race rules or on-line entries visit www.duesouth.co.za. Inquiries: Max Cluer Sports Marketing at 033 345 7075 or e-mail bex@maxcluer.com


• 9 am-noon. Beginners drawing using the right side of the brain with Penny Forder — an intensive course designed to make you draw and think like an artist. R170 Macs members and R198 non-Macs members for two sessions. Phone 033 386 6500 (mornings).

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

• 5.30 pm — 7 pm. Beginners T’ai Chi classes at the Lexden Scout Hall, Hosking Road. Contact Nico at 082 825 7412.

• 6 pm. Enjoy drawing and painting with Val Maggs. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• 6 pm for 6.30 pm. The Winning Women After 5 will meet at the Dave Mayo Centre in Howick High School. R60 includes supper. Everyone is welcome. Tonight is titled “Choose to look great in 2008”. Inquiries: Nora Levang at 033 330 6426 or e-mail norang@mweb.co.za

• 6.45 pm-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.org


• 9 am for 9.30 am. Stonecroft Ministries After 9 Club — women’s meeting to be held at the Maritzburg Golf Club. Come and enjoy fashions from Milady’s shown by some of our city’s “top models”, followed by a talk by Debbie Williams on her belief in the beauty of marriage after suffering rejection. R20 including refreshments. Booking essential: phone Moya at 033 346 1490.

• 9 am-1 pm. Painters tutor: Jinny Heath. The class at Macs will undertake specific technical and formal problems in one-day exercises. Inquiries: 033 386 6500.

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

• 5.30 pm. Beginners drawing with Val Maggs. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.


• 9 am-noon. Art Club — an interactive group. Work in medium and at level of choice. R25 per session. Inquiries: 033 386 6500 (mornings).

• 9.30 am. Drawing and painting landscapes, suitable for retired people. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• 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 a piano recital. Inquiries: 033 394 1818.

• 2 pm. Maritzburg Croquet Club invites people of all ages for a game of croquet, every Wednesday and Saturday. 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.

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

• 5.30 pm-7 pm. Intermediate and advanced T’ai Chi classes at the Lexden Scout Hall, Hosking Road. Phone Nico at 082 825 7412.


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

• 9 am-noon. Creative Thursday Tutor: 2008 theme is “Changing Our Habits” — wearables, which probably means different things to different people. Inquiries: 033 386 6500 (mornings).

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

• 10 am. The Hayfields Haymakers meet every Thursday in the Lutheran Church in Bester Road, Hayfields. Weekly sessions start with a cup of tea or coffee at 10 am, followed by a talk, demonstration, bingo or music. Lunch is served at noon, costs R20 and needs to be booked 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. Inquiries: 033 266 6246.

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

• 5.30 pm. Rosehurst is hosting a Valentine Evening at 239 Boom Street. Enjoy the garden magic ‘til sundown — bring your own picnic basket and rug and join in for a glass of sparkling wine and strawberry dessert. Phone 033 394 1443.

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

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