What’s On in the South

OPEN DAY: Join the open day at the James Hall Museum of Transport on Sunday December 4. Celebrate our transport heritage and see the large collection of land transport vehicles. Spend the Open Day from 10:00 to 15:00 enjoying rides on some exhibits, eating good food and enjoying good company. The model tramway, on the 1st floor of the Museum, will be operating. There will be old motoring magazines on sale for R5 and all funds go towards the work of the Friends of the Museum for the transport her

*CHRISTMAS Market at Grace Trinity and St Declan’s invites you to do your Christmas shopping and sing carols by flashlight on Friday, December 2, from 17:00 to 20:00. For more information contact info@gracetrinity.co.za or info@stdeclans.co.za or call 011 867 6397.

*LIDO Country Hotel Christmas Market to be held on December 2. Free entry and it will take place from 18:00 to 22:00. Also celebrate Christmas Lunch on December 25 at 12:00, for more information contact 082 349 9924 or email info@lidohotel.co.za

*CAROLS by candlelight: Join in the merriment at The Glen’s annual Carols by andlelight event on December 2 at 18:30 in the food court. Sweeties for the little ones and, of course, Santa will be popping in. Glow sticks will be on sale, with all proceeds being donated to Saint Mary’s children’s home.

*MONTHLY craft and food market at the Glen to be held on December 3 at 10:00 to 17:00. There will be rooftop parking available, entrance and parking is free. Hand crafts, food stalls, local suppliers and live entertainment! To book a stall contact Terance 083 379 2414 or tplombard@mweb.co.za

*CAROLS by candlelight on December 3. Come and Enjoy a relaxed family evening and sing along to Carols By Candlelight at the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve Marais Farmstead. Parking inside the Reserve by the Farmstead Building. Cost is R20 and starts at 18:30. For more info email Lea@kolisa.co.za

NEW*Join the open day at the James Hall Museum of Transport on Sunday December 4. Celebrate our transport heritage and see the large collection of land transport vehicles. Spend the Open Day from 10:00 to 15:00 enjoying rides on some exhibits, eating good food and enjoying good company. The model tramway, on the 1st floor of the Museum, will be operating. There will be old motoring magazines on sale for R5 and all funds go towards the work of the Friends of the Museum for the transport heritage. Entrance is free and rides cost R15.

*ONE-Parent family support/ social meets once a month for get-together on December 11, January 22 (2017) and February 26 (2017). For more enquiries contact Christina on lortance@gmail.com or 084 807 0020.

*THE Art Farm Christmas Market on December 16 and 17 at The Art Farm, Plot 56, Klipriver Rd, R550, Alewynspoort.

*IT may be a first for the Walkerville Agricultural Market but it promises loads of fun for the whole family. Get out of the city and breathe in some fresh are and visit their first Christmas Market on Friday, December 16 from 09:00 to 18:00.

*Come and enjoy craft beer, delicious food, live entertainment and do some Christmas shopping. For the little ones there is face painting, jumping castles, sweets and toys and the family can get together for carols by candlelight. There is only a limited number of stalls available, so book early. Contact 074 141 8485 or 078 130 6712 for more information.

*THE East Rand Crafters Market (Christmas Edition) will take place in Benoni on both Sunday, December 18, and Monday, December 19! It’s all about supporting local businesses and bringing friends and families together. TAG (The Animal Guardians), SANBS (South African National Blood Services) are going to be there collecting donations and to run the pet parade and competition. The market will take place at 49 Aerodrome Drive, Northmead, Benoni. Entrance is FREE. Some things to look out for are the food festival, pet parade, competition, live singers, over 100 arts and crafts stalls, kiddies’ entertainment (including a Tombola) and more fun stuff for the whole family. And Santa’s also coming. For more information, please check the website on www.eastrandcraftersmarket.co.za or call Cindy on 061 485 6058.

*FREEMASONRY: Are you interested in becoming a member, or do you wish to find out more about masons and their wonderful society? Lodge Braemar is situated in the south of Johannesburg. For more information contact Bill on 083 377 9919 or email teleland@worldonline.co.za

*TAI CHI classes at Jackson Dam Brackenhurst on Sunday mornings, from 8:00 to 9:30. For more information contact Craig 082 691 0540.

*BRUSH Stoke Art Studio will be exploring the beautiful art form of acrylics on fabric. You will be guided by Cremilda Cardoso, an artist with more than 25 years of experience. Contact Cremilda on 011 433 1367 to book your class. Classes are held from Monday to Friday, from 09:00 to 12:00, with an afternoon class on Wednesdays, from 14:00 to 18:00. There are also classes on Sundays, from 09:00 to 12:00. The studio is at 71 Seder Street, Suideroord. The cost of the classes are R90 for three hours, and the student should pay at the beginning of each month.

*SCOUTS is an organisation created many years ago to teach children and young adults between seven and 18 tears different life skills, including pioneering, survival skills, camping, team work, self-confidence and much more. Join in for a life-changing experience every Friday, from 18:30 till 21:00, at St Andrew’s House, at 71 Turf Club Street, Turffontein West. For more information contact Scout Trooper Robin on 072 580 0007 (ages 11 to 18), Cub mistress Annie on 071 871 3773 (ages seven to 11) or SGL Mike on 083 704 0127.

*RIETVLEI Parkrun 5km walk/run every Saturday at 08:00, and it’s free. All ages welcome. Dogs on leads also welcome. Register on www.parkrun.co.za and download your barcode – it’s free.

*PANORAMA Flea Market, Kliprivier Drive, Mulbarton (behind Pick n Pay Shopping Centre). Tel: 011 682 2222. Beer garden with big screen TV, children’s play centre, live entertainment every trading day and almost 400 stalls. Come visit our market for a fun-filled day for the entire family.

*CHRISTIAN Book Club meets every first Saturday of the month, at 13:30, at Shatopia, 56 Hennie Alberts Street, Brackenhurst, and Alberton. Please bring a book with your refreshments and money for tea, etc. For more info, phone 079 072 5424.

*WANT to play as your favourite “Star Wars” character or Marvel hero? Join us any time on Saturday, from 10:00 to 17:00, to play a demo game of “Star Wars” X-Wing Miniatures or Marvel Dice Masters, at 33 Chrissie Street, Brackenhurst. For more info, contact Adrian on 082 820 6995.

*COME and learn ceramic painting in Glenanda. You can creatively decorate beautiful platters for wedding, birthday and Christmas presents. Classes held on Saturday afternoons. For more info, phone 011 682 3889.

*TOUGH Love Mondeor Support Group is for families being torn apart by unacceptable behaviour, including drug, alcohol, substance, verbal or physical abuse. The group meets on Saturdays, 09:00 to 11:00. Call Sheralee on 083 266 0937 for more information.

*MARKET @ 84 is a new market in the Walkerville area. This is not a “farmers” market but rather a fresh produce and crafters market. Only the best fresh produce and homemade crafts on offer. Market @ 84 is open every Saturday from 09:00 till 14:00. Market @ 84 is on the lawns of 84 On Main shopping centre. Stalls fees R50 per stall. Entry to visitors is free. There is also a children’s play area. Contact Ariel on 078 223 9238 or marketat84@gmail.com for more information.

*THE Art Farm at plot 56, Klipriver Road, R550, Alewynspoort, consists of creative spaces for artists to exhibit their talents. The coffee shop is open every Thursday to Sunday from 07:00 to 17:00, the restaurant every Thursday to Saturday from 12:00 to 22:00 and Sunday 12:00 to 17:00, the craft stalls open on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00 and the farmer’s crafters market every Saturday from 09:00 to 14:00. Contact 079 208 8716 or bookings@the-artfarm.co.za.

*WALKERVILLE Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 09:00 to 15:00. In addition to our usual extensive range of home-made cakes, jams, handmade mosaics, home accessories, pet accessories, plants, fresh vegetables and honey, we have a free honesty library, pony rides, face painting and much more. Delicious meals are available from our food court outlets. Credit card facilities, free entrance and free parking are available. Find us at 112 Main Street Walkerville (on the R82 between Southgate and Vereeniging, just off the four-way stop in Walkerville). For more information, contact info@wfmarket.co.za or phone 079 076 7680.

*KLIPRIVIERSBERG Nature Reserve Association. For all walks meet at Entrance Precinct, Peggy Vera Road, Kibler Park. For more info, phone Kevin Lavery on 083 267 3494 (bird walks), Ann Norton on 076 583 7946 (Saturday stroll and midweek walk). For more information call 084 804 4073. All guided walks last about three hours. Wear good walking shoes, a hat and sunblock and bring water and snacks. Binoculars are recommended for bird walks.

*POISE Academy presents continuous classes covering the basics of modelling, television presenting, image management, skincare and make-up, health and fitness and social etiquette. Classes will be held on the second and fourth Saturday of every month until October 28, from 12:00 to 15:00, at the Rietvlei Zoo Farm Training Centre. For more information contact Khuitso Rochell Kangudia on 071 679 5984 or 082 522 3891.

*CHOIR members are urgently needed for a multi-denominational choir called “Under His Wings”, under the leadership of Claude Weeder. The choir practises every Monday evening from 19:30 to 21:00, at the Brackendowns Baptist Church, in Kariba Street, Brackendowns. No previous experience is necessary, but simply a love for singing and a wish to pass on the gospel message. Call Claude on 083 481 5851 on Tuesdays to Fridays between 18:00 and 20:00 or email to claudeweeder23@gmail.com.

*CAFÉ LA Plume Social Club on 17 Joan Road, Glenanda, invites you to join the Social Club every Wednesday at 10:00. Every week there is a different activity and always a free book swop and a delicious tea provided. Cost is R50 for refreshments provided by The Café, and there are extra costs for activities or crafts. For more information call or SMS Louise on: 082 936 8456.

*WELLNESS Wednesdays. Pay what you can on Wednesdays. Centesimal Wellness offers members of the community a Pay What You Can Afford project to anyone who can benefit from receiving professional homeopathic care. This includes a homeopathic consultation and tailor-made homeopathic remedies. Appointments can be made every Wednesday between 09:00 and 15:00. Phone and please quote “Wellness Wednesdays” when scheduling a booking, 011 869 1355. Centesimal Wellness, 99 Michelle Avenue, Randhart, Alberton.

*QUIZ Nights SA will be hosting quiz nights every Thursday from 19:00 at the Kraal at Thaba Eco Hotel. The average quiz is approximately two hours and can be played in teams of four to six players. Thaba also presents the Kraal quiz promotion, where you buy any meal for R100 and get a free drink.

*THE SA Military History Society holds meetings with lectures on the second Thursday of each month, with a wide variety of topics of military historical interest discussed. Visitors are charged R30 per person, which includes tea or coffee after the lecture. For more information, call the SA National Museum of Military History on 011 646 5513 or e-mail scribe@samilitaryhistory.org.

*CELEBRATE Recovery – Join us at Rosettenville Baptist Church, 8 Albert St, Townsview on Thursday nights at 18:45 for fellowship in the Upstairs Hall, followed by a teaching at 19:15, and then ending in men’s or women’s small group discussion at 19:45. The goal is to become Christ-like in character. No sign ups or reservation are necessary to participate, and you do not need to be a member of the Church to attend. Just come as you are. For more information, call Darryl on 011 435 3839.

*TOUGH Love Robertsham is a support group for families being torn apart by unacceptable behaviour, namely drugs, alcohol, substance, verbal or physical abuse. Meet on Thursdays, in the Scout Hall, 6 Harry Street, 19:00 to 21:00. More information call Jo-Ann 084 424 9117 or Sheralee 083 266 0937.

*WOULD you like to play contract bridge in a congenial environment? Mondeor Bridge Club meets every Thursday evening at 19:15 in the community hall of the Glenzicht Retirement Village; corner East and Victoria streets, Linmeyer. If you are interested, phone Anne du Plessis on 011 682 2368 or 083 252 1882, or Wim van Gils on 011 907 5094 or 082 952 7459.

*VISIT the Southern Suburbs Camera Club. The club meets every second Thursday of every month at the Glenvista Country Club at 18:30 for 19:00. For more information, contact Karen on 083 259 0009.

*LIDO Hotel will be hosting a night market at Plot 17 in Johannesburg Road, R82, Eikenhof. For more information visit www.lidohotel.co.za or email info@lidohotel.co.za, admin@lidohotel.co.za, functions@lidohotel.co.za or call 082 349 9924. To contact the spa email admin@tshonodayspa.co.za. The hotel is open seven days a week with Sunday lunch from 12:00 to 16:00.

*PEOPLE of the South are invited to Celebrate Recovery, a recovery programme. It is a safe place to heal from hurts, hang-ups and chemical, gambling or sexual addictions. Gender and age sensitive and confidentiality and anonymity are respected. It also helps to reduce depression, domestic violence, child abuse, crime and suicide. For more info, phone Myrtle on 061 297 6166 or Randy on 081 505 6686.

*DO you want to become a Freemason, one of the world’s oldest societies of men? It’s great fun, it’s great enjoyment, it’s great satisfaction. Freemasonry is not a religion or secret society. It is a society of good and true men with high ethical standards and morals. Friendship and trust of the highest standard is the key. Find out more. Contact teleland@worldonline.co.za.

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Shernovia Reddy
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