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2016-10-12 06:00
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Diwali Festival

The annual Diwali Festival will take place this weekend at Protea Grounds. There will be plenty of activities available and food on sale. Suitable for the whole family.

Courageous Conversations Conference

Msunduzi Museum in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Archives and Records Service will be hosting the fourth Courageous Conversations Conference at Msunduzi Museum on 4 November at 9am. There will be a powerful lineup of speakers that will present papers on the exciting topic. For more information or to book a seat contact the museum on 033 394 6834.

Women’s Health and Awareness

Gift of the Givers Careline is hosting a Women’s Health and Wellness day on Thursday,13 October from 8.30am to 1pm. Specialist advice from a gynaecologists, mammographer and psychologist. Screening for Diabetes, Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure and get to know your blood type. Lucky draws and fun makeovers. To book your ticket contact Safwaan on 033 345 0163. Booking is essential.

Grief and bereavement workshop

This workshop gives participants the opportunity to explore the above questions and more. It looks at how to react to loss and the normal grief process. It also looks at examples of what complicates grief and the signs to look out for. The workshop takes place from 13 to 14 October 2016, 8am to 3pm at Msunduzi Hospice Conference Centre. The cost is R570 per person. RSVP by Friday, 7 October. Only tea will be provided, bring your own lunch. Anyone wanting to understand grief and bereavement better is invited to attend this workshop. We do however recommend a waiting period of one year after a significant loss before attending.

Save-Orion Race

Save-Orion Athletic Club’s annual race takes place on Sunday, 6 November. The race will start and finish at Save Hyper, Victoria Street starting at 5.30am. This years race will have an added edge, apart from the R50 000 prize money across the field, it also incorporates the KZNA Half Marathon Championships and will attract the KZN’s top athletes as well. Athletes are urged to enter early as the first 2 500 entrants will receive t-shirts and goodie bags. Entry Fee for the 21km event is R120 and the 10km is R90. Temporary licences for non-licenced athletes at R25 and R10 respectively will be also be available. Online entries are now open. Entry forms can be downloaded and will also be available at Save Hyper, Save Truro Plaza, as well as at Poobie Naidoo Sports. Athletes can log onto www.saveorionclub.co.za or drop off their manual entries at Save Hyper. For more information contact Ajith on 083 6592732, Shaun Meiklejohn on 0834397497 or Muhammad Paruk on 033 3471632.

Weekly mediation classes

Guru Rambaranjis Ashram at 130 Royston Road holds weekly ladies guided meditation classes on Wednesdays at 10am. Phone 079 880 3924 for more information.

Film club at TAG

Film screenings will take place at the Tatham Art Gallery lecture theatre weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm. For R35 The Tatham coffee shop will be open. For more information email AntonvdHoven@gmail.com


The SPCA Pietermaritzburg Village Market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday from 8am to 12pm. Outside stallholders welcome. Phone 033 386 9267.

The Pietermaritzburg Farmers’ Market is held on Saturdays from 6am to 10am at the PMB Botanical Gardens in Mayors Walk. Inquiries: Mike at 082 886 0687.

The YMCA Sunday Market takes place on the first and last Sunday of every month at the YMCA, Scottsville, from 9am to 3pm (weather permitting). Phone Jenny at 073 500 1244.

Thursday market from 6.30am to 10am in Princess Margaret Avenue. Inquiries: Roger at 083 513 3227.

Courageous Conversations Conference

Msunduzi Museum in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Archives and Records Service will be hosting the fourth Courageous Conversations Conference at Msunduzi Museum on 4 November at 9am. There will be a powerful line-up of speakers who will present papers on the topic. For more information or to book, a seat contact the museum on 033 394 6834

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