What's on around town

2008-09-26 00:00


• Children’s holiday art classes on Tuesday (3 pm to 5 pm) and Friday (10.30 am to 12.30 pm) with Val Maggs. Inquiries: 033 342 1638.

• Wall of art exhibition by Ted Smith at the Nutmeg Restaurant at Howick

Falls. Open every day until October 5. Inquiries: 033 330 4857.

• October brings another opportunity to view, and purchase, the work of some of the most promising and established local artists. The exhibition will be held at St Anne’s Diocesan College, Hilton, and will be officially opened by Fee Halsted-Berning, founder and mentor of Ardmore Ceramic Art. Gallery hours are from 5 pm to 9 pm on October 10 and from 9 am to 3 pm on October 11. Exhibiting artists include Marion Lowe John Rushton, Jocelyn Boyley, Claudia Plunkett, Kerry Michau, Kelly Higgs and sculptor, Sarah Richards. For more information, phone Mary Carlisle at

083 284 8798.


• Antique and collectables market on September 28 from 9 am until 3pm at the Hilton Quarry Centre. Inquiries: Sue at 084 606 5725.

• Maritzburg Oval arts and crafts on October 5 at Alexandra Park. Inquiries: Monica at 082 774 5493.

• Sewing classes starting October 11. Inquiries: Idoni at 084 486 1849 or

033 344 3967.

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

• The Hayfields Haymakers meet every Thursday in the Lutheran Church in Bester Road, Hayfields. Lunch is served at noon, costs R20 and needs to be booked by 11 am on Wednesdays. Inquiries: Valerie at 083 275 3504 or

033 396 2855.


• KZN BirdLife hosts a morning outing to Darvill at 6.30 am on October 5. Leader is Gordon Bennett (033 386 5555).

• Maritzburg Philatelic Society meets every last Monday of the month (September 29) at the St Matthew’s Parish Hall at 7.30 pm. The KZN Stamp fair is held at Kloof Country Club on September 28.

Toastmasters monthly meeting is held at Hilton Hotel. Contact Peter or Anne Southwood at 033 343 4803 or

082 298 0491.

• 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. Phone Peter at

033 346 2553.

• Maritzburg Croquet Club invites people of all ages 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 in walking the hills of Pietermaritzburg. Contact Francois at 033 344 2754.


• Yoga with Jenny in Scottsville every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm. Inquiries:

033 386 3323.

• Massage courses held on Saturdays from 2 pm to 5 pm. Minimum of four students. Inquiries: Jenny at 033 386 3323.

• Yoga in Hilton on Mondays at 5.30 pm. Phone Moira at 072 800 5294.

• 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 ad-vanced classes (Wednesdays at 7.30 pm) are held at the Lexden Scout Hall,

Hosking Road. Contact Nico at

082 825 7412.

• Meditation classes on Mondays at the Emphethelweni Centre, 5 Leinster Road, Scottsville from 6.45 pm. Inquiries: Kathy at 033 346 0403 or

e-mail: info@meditateindurban.org

• Yoga classes at Hayfields on Mondays and Thursdays at 5.30 pm and on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8.30 am. Contact Naomi at 082 872 2432.


• The Pietermaritzburg Salvation Army hosts October Madness at 52 College Road from 9 am to 12 pm on October 4. Contact Rachel White at 033 386 5082 or 074 874 8563.

• Emma Barton Home in Pietermaritzburg is hosting a fête and flowers through the home on September 27 from 9 am to 3 pm. Tickets are R5. Inquiries:

033 342 2801.

• Visit the Umkhumbane Flea Market to experience a taste of local talents and rare finds. Situated on the corner of Booth and Bellair Roads. Every Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm. Visit www.durban. gov.za or phone Nathi Zondi at

031 261 6640 or Zwelakhe at

083 982 8767 for more information.

• Alex Upmarket at Alexandra Park on September 28. Inquiries: 033 396 2807.

• Join in for early Christmas shopping. at 49 Mayor’s Walk from October 16 to 18. Inquiries: Sylvia at 033 342 8969.

• Friends of the Natal Museum (237 Jabu Ndlovu Street) present a family music concert featuring the PMB City Orchestra on October 12 at 2.30 pm. Adults: R25, children: R10. Children under eight free.

• The Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 6 am until 9.30 am behind the Harry Gwala stadium. Inquiries: Mike at 082 886 0687.

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

• Farmers’ Market at Lion’s River stock sale yard every Saturday from 8.30 am until 11 am. Inquiries: Brian at

033 330 8050.


• 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 Andrew Butler with John and Shirley and his parents. Inquiries: 033 394 1818 or

076 181 4828.


• Durban Homemakers’ Expo takes place from October 2 to 5 at the Durban Exhibition Centre. Entrance for adults is R40, pensioners pay R25 and children younger than 12 enter free. The expo will be open from 10 am to 9 pm, Thursday to Saturday and 10 am to 7 pm on Sunday. For more information, phone 031 764 5270 or log on to www.homemakersonline.co.za

• The KZN Crane Foundation’s Usher Conservation Centre at Nottingham Road will be open to the public from 10 am until 4 pm on September 28. Inquiries: Henry Davies at 033 343 3630.

• Project Gateway hosts its annual general meeting on October 9 at 3 pm at the Project Gateway Hall (corner Burger and Pine streets). Inquiries: 033 845 0400.

• Lion’s River Society hosts a visit to Karkloof Old Settler’s Home on September 28. Depart from the craft centre (in Howick) at 10 am. Visitors R10 per person. Inquiries: Moira at 033 330 4813.


• A public lecture called Changes in Biodiversity Patterns Past and Present by Dr Michelle Hamer will be held at the

University of KwaZulu-Natal, on October 2 at 5.30 pm for 5.45 pm at the UKZN Zoology Lecture Theatre. Inquiries: Vicky Crookes at 033 260 5808.

• The Bible, the Big Bang and Evolution: Reconciling Science and Scripture,

Monday October 13 and 20, 7 pm to 9 pm. C1 Lecture Theatre, Commerce Building, Golf Road Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg. Contact James at 033 260 5657.

• A half-day meditation course with

Buddhist monk Gen Sangdak on October 5 from 9 am to 1 pm at 10 Taylor Road, Scottsville. Cost: R110 per person. To book: Kathy at 033 3460403, 082 922 4850 or e-mail: kathleen.kathdo@gmail.com


• The Umgeni Steam Railway preservation group will be running its regular “Inchanga Choo-Choo” on September 28. Trains depart from Kloof at 8.30 am and 12.30 pm. For more details, contact Robbie Macgregor at 031 303 3003 or 082 353 6003, or alternatively visit www.umgenisteamrailway.co.za

• Every Saturday the model trains in HO Gauge run from 9 am at Hilton station. Inquiries: 033 344 1742 or 082 470 4898.


• Spring Vine Budding Festival at The Stables at Nottingham Road on September 27 from 12.30 pm. R95 per person, including wine tasting and food pairing. Inquiries: Christelle at 033 2666781 or info@stableswine.co.za

• Chocolate and wine tasting at Granny Mouse Country House on October 9 at 7 pm with Waterford Wine Estate. Executive chef Leanne Roberts will pair a five-course tasting menu with wines from Waterford. The highlight of the evening will be the the flagship wine The Jem. Cost is R350 per person which will include welcome drinks, canapés and a five-course gourmet menu with all wines. Booking is essential. Phone 033 234 4071 or e-mail nicos@granny mouse.co.za

• Submit your events to ryanc@

witness.co.za by Wednesday noon.

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