The Longest Day
The 21st Longest Day race will again be hosted by Collegians Harriers Club at the club. It is a 12-hour track race for runners and walkers. A specially designed medal will be presented to all runners who complete a minimum of 80kms and walkers who complete a minimum of 60kms in the allocated 12 hours. The day itself is a wonderful opportunity for family members to support their loved ones and enjoy a day outdoors. This year the race will be held on 6 August at 7am. The race is sponsored by Kings Academy in Amanzimtoti. Entries for the race closes on Saturday, 23 July or when 150 entries have been received. Entry fee is R400. For more information contact the race office at 082 750 0822 or Les Burnard at 082 336 7244 or Chantelle Van Zyl at 082 213 4852.
To celebrate 10 years of comedy, Durban comedian Carvin H. Goldstone will be staging the “Best of Carvin H. Goldstone” national tour. The tour is the culmination of 10 years’ dedication to his craft, 10 years without swearing on stage or talking dirty, but still managing to be one of the funniest people in South Africa. The Best of Carvin H. Goldstone tour comes to Pietermaritzburg at Golden Horse Casino on 30 July. Tickets available at www.quicket.co.za
SPCA 1000 paws walk
The SPCA 1000 Paws walk, presented by Sunday Tribune, will take place on 10 July at Hilton College from 8.30am to 12pm. Best SPCA dog owner and/or dog look-alike competition. Other prizes, events for the children, food stalls and more will be available.
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.
Baynesfield Country Fair
Historic Baynes House and museums will be open for viewing with a craft market and food stalls, jumping castle and pony rides for children and vintage tractor rides around the farm with displays and demonstrations by the vintage tractor club and woodcrafters. Enjoy a fantastic family day in the country while browsing through various crafts and hobbies. Gates open at 10am.
Filmclub 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
Mind the gap
Pupils, students, teachers and parents are invited to Mind the Gap Conference on 14 July. Discussions will be held regarding the gap between secondary school and tertiary education. It is a full day conference including refreshments and light lunch at R150 per person at Varsity College Pietermaritzburg. For more information or to book email ceo@
womeninbusiness.org.za or phone
033 386 2376.
Reach for a Dream Slipper Day takes place on 5 August where the public is encouraged to buy a sticker and wear slippers to work. Stickers cost R10 each and the money raised will be used for Reach For A Dream to help fulfil the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses between the ages of three and 18. Email Charmaine Premlal at email@example.com for more information.
5km fun run
A FIVE-KILOMETRE fun run, hosted by Vuka Fitness, will take place on 9 July at 8am sharp in Warwick Road. The family is invited. Coffee and breakfast at Flava Café after the race. RSVP by 1 July to firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, contact Bianca at 072 671 3738 or visit www.vukafit ness.co.za
Street Store 2016
La Dame Royal with Pietermaritzburg Community and District Chest will be hosting the second Pietermaritzburg Street Store on 18 July, Mandela Day from 9am to 3pm at the Metropolitan Methodist Church at the corner of Peter Kerchoff and Langalibalele Streets. The public is encouraged to drop off their old, but wearable and in good condition, clothing that can be used in the street store. All clothing will be distributed to the homeless in Pietermaritzburg who can visit the store and “shop” for clothing, at no cost. To donate clothing, be a volunteer or for more information, email email@example.com
Annual Sabha concert
The Pietermaritzburg Sanathan Ved Dharam Sabha is hosting their annual premier fundraiser concert “Starnite 2016” on Saturday, 23 July. The concert will feature a Sarie Queen contest and a Nagara evening by the award winning Flash Entertainers. The Sabha is looking for contestants to participate in the Sarie Queen contest. Contestants must be 18 and older. Entry is free and there are fabulous prizes to be won. Contact TG Singh at 083 785 9746 or Parisha Singh at 084 260 5751 for more information. Fee is R20 for pensioners, R30 for adults and pupils are free. For more information, contact Delaine Reddy at 033 251 0001 or email info@baynes field.co.za