What’s On in the South

August

12: The AGM of the Melville Koppies Management Committee will be held at 2pm at the Lecture Hut on Melville Koppies Central. Guest speaker: Wits University entomologist Prof Marcus Byrne. All are welcome. Park at the Kafue Road, Emmarentia entrance. Phone Wendy 011 482 4797or visit www.mk.org.za.

12: Masterdrive invites you to an urban and survival skills experience. Contact their bookings department to book your complimentary course on 011 867 4778 or info@masterdrive.co.za. Please choose between August 12 at 9.30am and August 26 at 2pm.

12: Join the Kite Festival at Walkerville Country Market on the Walkerville Showgrounds on the R82 between 9am and 3pm, on August 12. Kite flying and kite making demos with prizes to be won. All ages are welcome and entrance is free. There will be lots of interesting stalls and a restaurant and licensed bar with a big screen television. For further information contact 074 141 8485 or email market@walkervillesa.co.za.

13: Three-koppie group hike through the Melville Koppies. Sets off 8.30am. Park, meet and pay in the upper parking area at Marks Park, Judith Road, Emmarentia, opposite our entrance. R50 adults, R30 children – donations go towards maintenance of the Koppies. Children must be over six years old. No dogs. Phone Wendy 011 482 4797or visit www.mk.org.za.

13: Southdale Baptise Church will be hosting a Women’s Rally on August 13 at 137 Nelson Street, West Turffontein. It will take place from 2pm to 4pm, with Lyn Burnett from Trans World Radio Woman of Hope as the guest speaker. Entrance is free. For more information, contact Jolin on 074 979 1241.

20: Guided group tour through Melville Koppies Central. Sets off 8.30am. Park in the upper parking area at Marks Park, Judith Road, Emmarentia. Then walk across Judith to our entrance opposite. R50 adults, R30 children – donations go towards maintenance of the Koppies. Children must be over six years old. No dogs. Phone Wendy 011 482 4797 or visit www.mk.org.za.

23: The Horticultural Society will be hosting a talk by Bronwyn Howard on herbs and their uses, at The Floreum, Johannesburg Botanic Gardens, Olifants Road, Emmarentia at 9.30am. Members pay R20 and visitors pay R30 – this includes refreshments. Enquiries: 082 951 1432.

27: Three-koppie group hike through the Melville Koppies. Sets off 8.30am. Park, meet and pay in the upper parking area at Marks Park, Judith Road, Emmarentia, opposite our entrance. R50 adults, R30 children – donations go towards maintenance of the Koppies. Children must be over six years old. No dogs. Phone Wendy 011 482 4797 or visit www.mk.org.za.

AUGUST 12: Masterdrive invites you to an urban and survival skills experience. Contact their bookings department to book your complimentary course on 011 867 4778 or info@masterdrive.co.za. Please choose between August 12 at 9.30am and August 26 at 2pm.

September

NEW – 2: Join Highveld Primary School celebrate its 80th birthday on September 2 from 9am to 3pm. This birthday extravaganza will be a fun filled day. There will be food stalls, talent show, jumping castle, tea garden, all sorts of inflatables, market stalls, soccer tournament and lots of entertainment. The school is situated at the corner of Rainer and Noodsberg Roads at The Hill. For more information contact the school on 011 435 0412.

NEW – 13: The Horticultural Society invites you to a talk by Sue Taylor on Karoo Succulents on September 13 at 7.30pm, at Roosevelt Park Recreation Centre, Preller Drive, Roosevelt Park. Members R20, visitors R30. Includes refreshments. Enquiries, 082 951 1432.

NEW – 27: The Horticultural Society invites to a talk by Mary Scholes on climate change and impacts for South Africa on September 27 at 9.30am, at The Floreum, Johannesburg Botanic Garden, Olifants Road, Emmarentia. Members R20, visitors R30, includes refreshments. Enquiries 082 951 1432.

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SEPTEMBER 13: The Horticultural Society invites you to a talk by Sue Taylor on Karoo Succulents on September 13 at 19:30, at Roosevelt Park Recreation Centre, Preller Drive, Roosevelt Park. Members R20, Visitors R30. Includes refreshments. Enquiries, 082 951 1432.

October

NEW – 11: The Horticultural Society invites you to a talk by Malcolm Hepplewhite on indigenous gardening on October 11 at 7.30pm, at Roosevelt Park Recreation Centre, Preller Drive, Roosevelt Park. Members R20, visitors R30, includes refreshments. Enquiries 082 951 1432.

NEW – 25: The Horticultural Society invites you to a talk by Prof Michelle van der Bank on the illegal trade in Cycads on October 25 at 9.30am, at The Floreum, Johannesburg Botanic Garden, Olifants Road, Emmarentia. Members R20, visitors R30, includes refreshments. Enquiries 082 951 1432.

November

NEW – 22: The Horticultural Society invites you to a talk by Estelle Trengrove on Lightning and Research Findings on 22 November at 9.30am, at The Floreum, Johannesburg Botanic Gardens, Olifants Road, Emmarentia. Members R20, visitors R30, includes refreshments, enquiries 082 951 1432.

August 13: Southdale Baptise Church will be hosting a Woman’s Rally on August 13 at 137 Nelson Street, West Turffontein. It will take place from 2pm to 4pm with Lyn Burnett from Trans World Radio Woman of Hope as the guest speaker. Entrance is free. For more information, contact Jolin on 074 979 1241.

Saturdays:

Visit Walkerville Country Market for a restful day in the country air under the trees. Craft beer, food court, fresh produce, jungle gym and many art and craft stalls, 9am to 3pm. Find the market at the Walkerville Showgrounds on the R82. Contact Noorunisha on 074 141 8485 or email market@walkervillesa.co.za

Woolly Mommoths gather at the Walkerville Country Market, at the Walkerville Showgrounds on the R82, every Saturday, from 11am to 2pm. You are invited to knit, crochet, exchange patterns and ideas or have a cup of tea. Bring along your needles, hooks, patterns and wool. Contact Noorunisha on 074 141 8485 or email market@walkervillesa.co.za

Simply Yoga classes are held every Saturday from 9am to 10am at Crown Gardens Recreation Centre, 19 Ulster Crescent, off Xavier Street, Crown Gardens. Book your space with Nirry on 072 320 3462.

The New Apostolic Church invites you to its Maketse Music School every Saturday from 10am. Music sessions take place at the church, on the corner of Hillen and Wilcox streets, Towerby.

Christian Book Club meets every first Saturday of the month, at 1.30pm, at Shatopia, 56 Hennie Alberts Street, Brackenhurst, Alberton. Bring a book with your refreshments and some money for tea. Phone 079 072 5424.

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, 9am to 11am. Call Sheralee on 083 266 0937.

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SEPTEMBER 2: Join Highveld Primary School celebrate its 80th birthday on September 2 from 9am to 3pm. This birthday extravaganza will be a fun filled day. There will be food stalls, a talent show, jumping castle, tea garden, all sorts of inflatables, market stalls, soccer tournament and lots of entertainment. The school is situated at the corner of Rainer and Noodsberg Roads at The Hill. For more information contact the school on 011 435 0412.

Rietvlei Parkrun 5km walk/run every Saturday at 8am – and it’s free. All ages welcome. Dogs on leads also welcome. Register free at www.parkrun.co.za and download your barcode.

Market @ 84 is a new market in the Walkerville area, open every Saturday from 9am until 2pm. Market @ 84 is on the lawns of 84 On Main shopping centre. Contact Ariel on 078 223 9238 or email marketat84@gmail.com for more information.

The Art Farm consists of creative spaces for artists to exhibit their talents. The Farmer’s Crafters market is open every Saturday from 9am until 2pm. Contact 079 208 8716 or bookings@the-artfarm.co.za for more information.

Walkerville Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 9am to 3pm. Find us at 112 Main Street, Walkerville (on the R82 between Southgate and Vereeniging, just off the four-way stop in Walkerville). Contact info@wfmarket.co.za or phone 079 076 7680 for more information.

Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve Association. For all walks meet at entrance precinct, Peggy Vera Road, Kibler Park. Phone Kevin Lavery on 083 267 3494 (bird walks) or Ann Norton on 076 583 7946 (Saturday stroll and midweek walk). 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. For more information call 084 804 4073.

Come and learn ceramic painting in Glenanda. You can creatively decorate beautiful platters for a wedding, birthday and Christmas presents. Classes held on Saturday afternoons. Phone 011 682 3889.

Sundays:

Tai chi classes at Jackson Dam, Brackenhurst, on Sunday mornings from 8am to 9.30am. Contact Craig on 082 691 0540.

Mondays:

Tai chi classes for adults are available at Martial Centre in Winchester Hills. Classes are on Monday and Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm and from 6.30am to 7.30am on Saturdays. This is an ideal form of exercise for over-40s. Tai chi is a martial art but is practised at a slower pace. Benefits include strength, balance, co-ordination, mental stimulation, mindfulness, and a multitude of others. For more information, contact Sifu Mark on 082 773 8521.

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 from 7.30pm to 9pm, at the Brackendowns Baptist Church, in Kariba Street, Brackendowns. No previous experience is necessary. A love for singing and a wish to pass on the gospel message is enough. Call Claude on 083 481 5851, Tuesdays to Fridays between 6pm and 8pm, or email claudeweeder23@gmail.com

Tuesday:

Kung fu classes are available at Martial Centre in Winchester Hills. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Anyone aged five years or older is welcome to attend classes. Learn traditional Chinese martial arts and how to apply it in everyday situations (self-defence and how to bully-proof yourself). This training improves your self-confidence, strength, balance, muscle tone, reactions and much more. For more information, contact Sifu Mark on 082 773 8521.

Wednesdays:

Join Christ Embassy South for Bible Studies every Wednesday at 6pm, for morning prayer every Saturday from 8am to 9am and on Sundays from 10am to 12noon. The church is at 106 Harry Street, off Rifle Range Road, Robertsham. For more information contact 061 449 9566, 072 626 7176, 011 433 3400, 083 404 5152 or email info@christembassysouth.org. Also, visit christembassysouth.org for more information.

Free stress management classes using the tool of meditation are held every Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm at the South Hills Recreational Centre, 9 Geneva Road, Johannesburg South. For more information, contact 084 702 9134 or email ramoodley@gmail.com

Café La Plume Social Club, 17 Joan Road, Glenanda, invites you to join them every Wednesday at 10am. Every week there is a different activity. Enjoy a free book swap and a delicious cup of tea. Call or SMS Louise on 082 936 8456 for more information.

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 wishes to benefit from receiving professional homoeopathic care. Included are a homoeopathic consultation and tailor-made homoeopathic remedies. Appointments can be made every Wednesday between 9am and 3pm. Quote “Wellness Wednesdays” when scheduling a booking. Contact 011 869 1355, Centesimal Wellness, 99 Michelle Avenue, Randhart, Alberton.

Thursdays:

Alberton Toastmasters get together on the first and third Thursday of every month, at the Alberton Retirement Village, 45 Kritzinger Road, Florentia. Contact Ronnie Martin on 082 895 9616 or email maruti.ronnie.martin@gmail.com

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

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, 7pm to 9pm. Call Jo-Ann on 084 424 9117 or Sheralee on 083 266 0937 for more information.

Would you like to play contract bridge in a congenial environment? Mondeor Bridge Club meets every Thursday evening at 7.15pm in the community hall of the Glenzicht Retirement Village, corner East and Victoria streets, Linmeyer. Phone Anne du Plessis on 011 682 2368 or 083 252 1882 or Wim van Gils on 011 907 5094 or 082 952 7459 for more information.

Visit the Southern Suburbs Camera Club. The club meets every second Thursday of every month at the Glenvista Country Club, at 6.30pm for 7pm. Contact Karen on 083 259 0009 for more information.

Fridays:

Scouts is an organisation created many years ago to teach children and young adults between the ages of seven and 18 different life skills, including pioneering, survival skills, camping, teamwork, self-confidence and much more. Join in for a life-changing experience every Friday from 6.30pm to 9pm, at St Andrew’s House, 71 Turf Club Street, Turffontein West. Contact Scout Trooper Robin on 072 580 0007 (ages 11 to 18), for Cubs contact Annie on 071 871 3773 (ages seven to 11) or SGL Mike on 083 704 0127.

Moonlight Markets every first Friday of the month, with a live band and gourmet food. Come and support the crafters of the South. Entrance is free and the market runs from 6pm to 10pm, at the Lido Country Hotel, corner of Old Vereeniging Road R554 and the R82 Old Johannesburg Road, Eikenhof. Contact 082 349 9924 or email admin@lidohotel.co.za

Free wellness assessments by appointment only. Readings are taken of body fat, bone mass, hydration levels, metabolic age and visceral fat risk. Contact Farhana on 084 433 4836 for a free reading in Mondeor.

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. Contact Bill on 083 377 9919 or email teleland@worldonline.co.za

Panorama flea market, Kliprivier Drive, Mulbarton (behind Pick n Pay shopping centre). Beer garden with a 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. Contact 011 682 2222.

Lido Hotel will be hosting a night market at Plot 17 Johannesburg Road, R82, Eikenhof. Visit www.lidohotel.co.za or email info@lidohotel.co.za or call 082 349 9924 for more information. To contact the spa email admin@tshonodayspa.co.za. The hotel is open seven days a week, with Sunday lunch from 12noon to 4pm.

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. It is gender- and age-sensitive and confidentiality and anonymity are respected. It also helps to reduce depression, domestic violence, child abuse, crime and suicide. Phone Myrtle on 061 297 6166 or Randy on 081 505 6686 for more information.

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 offers great satisfaction. Freemasonry is not a religion or secret society. It is a society of good, true men with high ethical standards and morals. Friendship and trust of the highest standards are key values. Contact teleland@worldonline.co.za for more information.

For free daily local news in the south, visit our sister newspapers Alberton RecordComaro ChronicleSouthern Courier and Get it Joburg South Magazine.

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Shernovia Reddy
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