What’s On in the South

June

14: The Horticultural Society invites you to a talk by Willem van Greunen, on Succulents of the Eastern Cape, at Roosevelt Park Recreation Centre, Preller Drive, Roosevelt Park from 7.30pm. Members pay R20 and visitors pay R30 which includes refreshments. Enquiries: 082 951 1432.

28: The Horticultural Society invites you to a talk by Kay Montgomery on Impressions of the Chelsea Flower Show at The Floreum, Johannesburg Botanic Garden, Olifants Road, Emmarentia at 9.30am. Members pay R20 and visitors pay R30 – this includes, refreshments. Enquiries: 082 951 1432.

July

1: El Bethel Fellowship Church, 6 Hexrivier Street, Oakdene is having a six-a-side soccer tournament at the Southern Suburbs Sports and Recreation Centre on July 1, starting at 9am. Kids and adult teams can register to participate. Entrance is free and refreshments will be sold. For team registrations call 084 899 3770 / 061 353 2660 and for general enquiries, call 076 658 3483.

NEW – 10: Join the Kids’ holiday programme at Rietvlei Zoo Farm from July 10 to 14. Activities include farmyard work, animal interaction, nature walks, talks and activities, crafts, group games and riding bicycles. Nature themes are offered daily from 8am to 4pm. Booking is essential and for prices and more information on what to bring, contact Adele on 083 665 6334 or email [email protected]

12: The Horticultural Society invites you to a talk by John Cowen, on Landscaped Gardens, at Roosevelt Recreation Centre, Preller Drive, Roosevelt Park at 7.30pm. Members pay R20 and visitors pay R30 – this includes refreshments. Enquiries: 082 951 1432.

26: The Horticultural Society invites you to a talk by Alan Buff on the latest drone technology used in Johannesburg City Parks, at The Floreum, Johannesburg Botanic Gardens, Olifants Road, Emmarentia from 9.30am. Members pay R20 and visitors pay R30. Enquiries: 082 951 1432.

August
5: Calling the class of 1977 at Forest High School to join the 40 year reunion. The organisers are looking for all matriculants to join them for the celebrations at Glenvista Country Club on August 5, for an evening of renewing old friendships and sharing old memories. If anyone is interested in attending or knows of friends or family that were matriculants in 1977, contact Nela Mendes on 083 288 7342/email [email protected] or Mickey Sardihna on 082 389 8023/[email protected]

August

5: Calling the class of 1977 at Forest High School to join their 40-year reunion. The organisers encourage all matriculants to join celebrations at Glenvista Country Club on August 5, for an evening of renewing old friendships and sharing old memories. If anyone is interested in attending or knows of friends or family that were matriculants in 1977, contact Nela Mendes on 083 288 7342 or email [email protected]. Alternatively, contact Mickey Sardihna on 082 389 8023 or email [email protected]

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.

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 wedding, birthday and Christmas presents. Classes held on Saturday afternoons. Phone 011 682 3889.

Saturdays
The Art Farm consists of creative spaces where artists exhibit their talents. The Farmer’s Crafters market is open every Saturday from 9am until 2pm. Contact 079 208 8716 or [email protected] for more information.

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 7-8pm and from 6.30-7.30am 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 general health benefits. 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, simply a love for singing and a wish to pass on the gospel message. Call Claude on 083 481 5851, Tuesdays to Fridays between 6pm and 8pm, or email [email protected]

Tuesday:

Kung Fu classes are available at Martial Centre in Winchester Hills. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Anyone aged from 5 years or older is welcome to attend classes. Learn traditional Chinese martial arts and how to apply it in everyday situations (self defense 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:

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 Rd, Johannesburg South. For more information, contact 084 702 9134 or email [email protected]

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 homeopathic care. Included are a homeopathic consultation and tailor-made homeopathic 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.

July
NEW – 10: Join the Kids holiday programme at Rietvlie Zoo Farm from July 10 to 14. Activities include farmyard work, animal interaction, nature walks, talks and activities, crafts, group games and riding bicycles. With daily nature themes it goes on from 8am to 4pm daily. Booking is essential and for prices and more information on what to bring contact Adele on 083 665 6334 or email [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected] 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 Andrews 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

Panorama flea market, Kliprivier Drive, Mulbarton (behind Pick n Pay shopping centre). 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. 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 [email protected] or call 082 349 9924 for more information. To contact the spa email [email protected]. The hotel is open seven days a week with Sunday lunch from 12.00 noon 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 standard is the key. Contact [email protected] for more information.

July
1: El Bethel Fellowship Church, 6 Hexrivier Street, Oakdene is having a six-a-side Soccer Tournament at the Southern Suburbs Sports and Recreation Centre on July 1, starting at 9am. Kids and adult teams can register to participate. Entrance is free and refreshments will be sold. For team registrations call 084 899 3770 / 061 353 2660 and for general enquiries, call 076 658 3483.

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  AUTHOR
Shernovia Reddy
Journalist

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