FRIENDS of Van Stadens will host its annual open day, which also doubles as a family fun day, at the Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve on October 12.The Friends of Van Stadens, a non profit organisation, consists of a small group of volunteers that hold a fund-raiser once a year. Proceeds of the day are towards the maintenance of the reserve.This year’s programme will start with a 9km fun trail run at 08:00, followed by a 4km fun trail run/walk at 08:15, and mountain bike events starting at 10:00.Entry to the 9km event is R50, while the 4km and mountain events are R30 each. Enter on the day. There will also be an indigenous plant sale from 09:00 to 13:00 taking place.Various stalls will offer refreshments and goodies. Patrons are invited to bring along a picnic basket and enjoy the day. For more information, contact 083 667 7322 or visit www.vanstadens.co.za.