What’s On in the South

APRIL 26: Lusito Land will be held at a new and improved venue in Cayman Road, Alewynspoort, close to The Eye of Africa, from Wednesday, April 26, to Monday, May 1. Ticket prices: Adults R120, children and pensioners R50 and children under five, free. Tickets will be available at Computicket or at the entrance to the festival. Free secure parking.

April

NEW – 8: The Parkinson’s Support Group meeting will be on April 8 at Renaissance Retirement Village Hall, on the corner of Comaro and Bellairs Streets in Glenvista at 14:00. For more information phone Heather on 011 435 3778 or 082 367 6796.

8 and 9: The 55th Walkerville Agricultural Show will be held and all proceeds from the show go towards local NGOs for the upgrade and improvement of the Walkerville Community Centre and the showgrounds. Contact Pauline Kaufmann on 016 590 4228 or email show@walkervillesa.co.za for more information.

12: The Horticultural Society invites you to a talk by Keri Wolter on vulture rescue at the Roosevelt Park Recreation Centre, Preller Drive, Roosevelt Park from 19:30. Enquiries: 082 951 1432.

NEW – 14: The Rand Show will be taking place from April 14 to April 23 at the Joburg Expo Centre, Nasrec. For more information visit randshow.co.za

NEW – 26: Take advantage of free foot screenings until April 26. A specialist in lower limb aches and pains from the lower back including the feet is offering free foot screenings. To book your free consultation, contact 076 385 9454 or 082 392 1786. Screenings will only be done by appointment. All welcome, including children from the age of two.

26: The Horticultural Society invites you to a talk by Paul Vonk on the latest ideas in bulbs and seeds from Sakarta at the Floreum, Johannesburg Botanic Gardens, Olifants Road, Emmarentia from 09:30. Enquiries: 082 951 1432.

26: Lusito Land will be held at a new and improved venue in Cayman Road, Alewynspoort, close to The Eye of Africa, from Wednesday, April 26, to Monday, May 1. Ticket prices: Adults R120, children and pensioners R50 and children under five, free. Tickets will be available at Computicket or at the entrance to the festival. Free secure parking.

30: Muddy Puppy events include a 4km obstacle course, fun run or walk for you and your furry friend. To enter, visit www.quicket.co.za, contact Lesley on 072 537 0122 or email rietvlei@octsouth.co.za.

May

10: The Horticultural Society invites you to a talk by Julio Chelis on bats at the Roosevelt Park Recreation Centre, Preller Drive, Roosevelt Park from 19:30 Enquiries: 082 951 1432.

24: The Horticultural Society invites you to a talk by Ryan Rattray on herbs at the Floreum, Johannesburg Botanic Gardens, Olifants Road, Emmarentia. Enquiries: 082 951 1432.

APRIL
NEW – 26: Take advantage of free foot screenings until April 26. A specialist in lower limb aches and pains from the lower back including the feet is offering free foot screenings. To book your free consultation, contact 076 385 9454 or 082 392 1786. Screenings will only be done by appointment. All welcome, including children from the age of two.

Saturdays:

New Apostolic Church invites you to its Maketse Music School every Saturday from 10:00. It takes place at the church on the corner of Hillen and Wilcox streets, Towerby.

Christian Book Club meets every first Saturday of the month, at 13:30, 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, 09:00 to 11:00. Call Sheralee on 083 266 0937.

Rietvlei Parkrun 5km walk/run every Saturday at 08:00 – 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 09:00 until 14:00. 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 09:00 to 14:00. Contact 079 208 8716 or bookings@the-artfarm.co.za for more information.

Walkerville Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 09:00 to 15:00. 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 wedding, birthday and Christmas presents. Classes held on Saturday afternoons. Phone 011 682 3889.

Sundays:

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

Tai-chi classes at Jackson Dam, Brackenhurst, on Sunday mornings from 08:00 to 09:30. Contact Craig on 082 691 0540.

Mondays:

Choir members are urgently needed for a multi-denominational choir called Under His Wings, under the leadership of Claude Weeder. The choir practices every Monday 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, Tuesdays to Fridays between 18:00 and 20:00, or email claudeweeder23@gmail.com.

Wednesdays:

Free stress management classes using the tool of meditation are held every Wednesday from 19:00 to 20:00 at the South Hills Recreational Centre, 9 Geneva Rd, 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 every Wednesday at 10:00. Every week there is a different activity and always a free book swap and a delicious tea provided. 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 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. Quote “Wellness Wednesdays” when scheduling a booking. Contact 011 869 1355, Centesimal Wellness, 99 Michelle Avenue, Randhart, Alberton.

Thursdays:

Quiz Nights SA will be hosting quiz nights every Thursday from 19:00, at the Kraal, at Thaba Eco Hotel. The average quiz is about 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.

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, 19:00 to 21:00. 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 19:15 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 18:30 for 19:00. Contact Karen on 083 259 0009 for more information.

APRIL
NEW – 14: The Rand Show will be taking place from April 14 to April 23 at the Joburg Expo Centre, Nasrec. For more information visit randshow.co.za

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 18:30 to 21:00, 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 18:00 to 22:00, 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 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 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. 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’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. Contact teleland@worldonline.co.za for more information.

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