>> THE public is invited to a meeting at the Verulam Hospice, Charnwood Road on Wednesday, September 27. The purpose of the meeting is to set up a residents’ forum in Riyadh and Temple Valley areas. The public is also reminded about the launch of a sewerage initiative by Murrary and Roberts and eThekwini Municipality.Meeting will start at 6.30pm. For further details, contact ward councillor Johnson Chetty on 083 788 5679. >> Free lectures on the “Principles of Right Living, Conquer the Mind, You Conquer the World” will be held on October 1 at V. Moonsamy Hall, Buffelsdale, Tongaat.Vedanta is an ancient wisdom of sound values and techniques practical to everyday living. Persons wishing to learn this ancient art from graduates of the Vedanta Academy can contact Vishnu Govender of Sri Vishnu Kutambhakam on 0713734667 or Sumenthee on 0711115505. >> The Vishwaroop Temple and Dharamshala will be celebrating the following festivals - Navarathri Celebration on September 21 to September 30 starting at 6pm to 8.15pm daily. Daily programme consists of Devi Pooja, bhajans, discourse on mother worship by various dynamic speakers, Garbha, Arthie and supper daily.Kanya Pooja will be celebrated on celebrated on Saturday, September 23 from 4.30pm to 8.15pm. Saptashathi Hawan will be held on Sunday, September 24 at 1pm. Devotees wishing to participate in this Hawan, booking is essential. For further details contact Navin Panday on 081 039 2268, Pundit Kasoo Panday on 032 9441898 or Pundit J.O.Maharaja on 032 9446402. >> The Verulam Child and Family Welfare Society is appealing to the public to make donations of Diwali hampers that will be distributed to indigent clients in the communities. For further details, call 032 533 1046. >> The Om Hari Sabha Temple will be hosting the Navaratri celebrations from September 21 to 30. A special Saraswathie puja will be held for students on Wednesday, September 27 with blessings of books and tying of saraswathie strings. The daily programme will take place from 6.30pm to 8pm on weekdays and from 5pm to 6.30pm on weekends. Vijay dashmi will held at the temple on September 30, thereafter proceeding to the beach for a grand final Visajaran Puja. Admission is free. For further details, contact Nilendrie on 032 533 3691. >> The public is invited to the 20th annual general meeting of the Verulam Regional Hospice Associations that will be held at the Verulam Regional Hospice on September 30. For further details, call 032 533 2764.