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APRIL 15 EASTER egg hunt and market at the Bokkie Park, Southvale Rd, Parkdene, Boksburg. Hunt is free and there’s a lucky dip for the first 100 children. Hunt starts at 10:30 and market is open from 09:00 to 14:30. Contact Janine Richardson on 072 713 3332 for more information.

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13 SA MILITARY History Society will be holding its AGM on April 13 at 20:00. Main lecture will be: “Mafficking – The siege and the relief of Mafeking” by Robin Smith. Wives are welcome to come along with their husbands and enjoy the evening with us. 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

13 EASTER dance at Casa da Madeira on Thursday, April 13. Bring your family and friends and enjoy the evening with us and dance the night away to country, sokkie and sakkie-sakkie music. Book with Hannes Swart on 083 454 0858, Hannetjie Swannepoel on 084 318 8928 or Ruby Coertze on 076 481 4367. Cooler boxes are allowed. No jeans and tekkies.

15 EASTER egg hunt and market at the Bokkie Park, Southvale Rd, Parkdene, Boksburg. Hunt is free and there’s a lucky dip for the first 100 children. Hunt starts at 10:30 and market is open from 09:00 to 14:30. Contact Janine Richardson 072 713 3332 for more information.

15 SUPPORT Paws in Motion, on the corner of Du Plessis Street and Second Avenue, between 09:00 and 13:00, when they will be selling pancakes at R5 each. Funds raised go towards their pet rescue fund, which helps sick and injured strays.

11-14 KRUISSTASIES – Een uur in Jesus se voetspore. Doxa Deo Meyersdal nooi jou om jou eie Via Dolorosa deur te maak. Elke stasie het skrifgedeeltes, ‘n belewenis waar jy jouself moet toelaat om regtig te beleef waardeur Jesus gegaan het, ‘n aksie en ‘n gebed. Besoek die kerk vanaf 11 tot 14 April, 10 Greyvillastraat, Meyersdal. Dinsdag tot Donderdag vanaf 11:00 tot 19:00 en Vrydag vanaf 10:00 tot 12:00. Paasdienste om 09:00 op Goeie Vrydag en 09:00 en 18:00 op Paas Sondag. Almal is welkom.

14 to 17 CHRISTIAN art and Easter fun at The Art Farm, from 09:00 to 17:00. Pop in at Plot 56, Klipriver R550, Alewynspoort, or contact 079 208 8716 for more information.

16 GUIDED group tour through Melville Koppies Central, starting at 08:30. Park at Marks Park, Judith Road, Emmarentia, in the upper parking area. Walk across Judith to the koppies’ entrance opposite. Donation R50 adults and R30 children. Children must be over six years old. No dogs. Phone Wendy 011 482 4797 or visit www.mk.org.za

18 ALBERTON KAMERAKLUB vergader. Byeenkomste word elke eerste en derde Dinsdag van elke maand gehou by die Alberton Aftree Oord se ontspanningslokaal, Kritzingerstraat, Florentia. Geesdriftiges kom vanaf 19:00 tot 22:00 bymekaar en tee en koffie word bedien. Vir meer inligting, kontak Fred Bokelmann by 082 342 4783 of 011 900 2020.

22 OPEN day will be held at Revival City College for grades R, one, two and three learners for 2018, at 09:00, at 120A McBride Street, Brackenhurst. Enrolments are now also open for these grades. Spaces are limited. Contact Karen on 082 492 2169 for more information or email info@revivalcitycollege.co.za

23 THREE-KOPPIE group hike through the Melville Koppies, starting at 08:30 sharp. Park, meet and pay in the upper parking area at Marks Park, Judith Road, Emmarentia. The hike sets off from here, opposite the koppies’ entrance. Donation is R50 for adults and R30 for children. Children must be over six years old. No dogs are allowed. Phone Wendy 011 482 4797 or visit www.mk.org.za

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.

29 DO you need something sweet for the weekend? The Alberton Retirement Village will once again have a cake table in front of Meatworld. This is a fundraiser for the retirement village and sales start at 07:00 – but don’t get there too late because these are selling like hot cakes!

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.

APRIL 6: Alberton Lions will hold their annual golf day on April 6 at the Reading Country Club in New Redruth. Tee-off will be at 10:45 and the cost for two betterballs will be R2 000, which includes dinner. Golf lovers are invited to participate in this day. All the funds will go to the Alberton Lions to support their community projects. For more information, contact Marc on 082 801 8328 or send an email to marcdp@mweb.co.za

MAY:

2 CALLING all cake decorators, The South African Cake Decorators Guild, Alberton branch, will meet again at the Dutch Reformed Church (NG Kerk), 23 Glen Avenue, Verwoerdpark, on May 2. Monthly meetings take place on the first Tuesday of every month, at 09:30 for 10:00, until 12:00. They are a group of men and women who share an interest in making and decorating beautiful cakes. When they meet, they always have a guest demonstrator, who shows them a new technique, or guides them through an oldie but goodie. Contact Fernanda for more information 082 477 7142.

12 JOIN Alberton High School for their breakfast brunch on May 12 from 10:00 to 12:00, where you can listen to “the big man”, Jeremy Mansfield, talk about the effects the Trump era may have on the South African economy. Jeremy’s on-air personality, “Sibanda”, will also be making an appearance. This is one event for everyone. Costs will be R100 per person. Contact Alberton High on 011 907 9620 for more information and bookings.

27 FAMILY fun day and flea market hosted by Brackendowns CPF and SAPS. Come and enjoy a fun-filled day and book your stall now for your novelties and beverages. SAPS will also be doing a hijacking display as well as drug awareness with exciting things on display. Join them on Saturday, May 27 from 08:00 to 17:00 at the OK Store parking area, JG Strijdom Street, Mayberry Park. For more information or to book your stall, contact Leon or Antoinette on 072 087 8198 or 072 088 0563.

APRIL 15 SUPPORT Paws in Motion, on the corner of Du Plessis Street and Second Avenue, between 09:00 and 13:00, when they will be selling pancakes at R5 each. Funds raised go towards their pet rescue fund, which helps sick and injured strays.

REGULARS

DO you want to become a Freemason? It’s great fun, it’s great enjoyment and it’s great satisfaction. Freemasonry is not a religion or secret society, but a society of good and true men with high ethical standards and morals. Friendship and trust are of the highest standard. Contact Bill on 083 377 9919 or email teleland@worldonline.co.za.

SUNDAY guided walks take place every fourth Sunday at 08:00 through the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve. The cost is R20 per person. Meet at the entrance precinct, Peggy Vera Road. Bookings: leabrash@kolisa.co.za.

WANT to play as your favourite Star Wars character or Marvel hero? Join us any time on Saturdays 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. Contact Adrian on 082 820 6995.

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

COUNTRY Crafters is looking for new crafters. Contact Connie on 084 010 0500, Jenny on 084 610 1733 or email countrycraftmarket@tiscali.co.za.

CHURCH services are held with Abundant Life Family Church, in the Lido Hotel chapel, every Sunday at 09:00, at the corner of the R554 and the R82 Old Johannesburg Road, Eikenhof (enter from Shell garage at Lido Hotel chapel).

WRITERS Group meets every third Saturday of the month from 14:00 to 16:00, at Mayberry Park. Contact Denise on 082 082 0875.

APRIL 18 ALBERTON Kameraklub byeenkomste word elke eerste en derde Dinsdag van elke maand gehou by die Alberton Aftree Oord se ontspanningslokaal in Kritzingerstraat, Florentia. Geesdriftiges kom vanaf 19:00 tot 22:00 bymekaar en tee en koffie word bedien. Vir meer inligting, kontak Fred Bokelmann by 082 342 4783 of 011 900 2020.

FARMERS’ Crafter Market with crafts, fresh produce, woodwork, mosaics, décor and much more, is found every Saturday from 09:00 to noon, at The Art Farm, Plot 56, Klipriver Road, R550, Alewynspoort. Contact 079 208 8716.

RIETVLEI Boeremark: Come and join in every first Saturday of the month from 07:00 to 12:00, at the Rietvlei Lifestyle Centre, Swartkoppies Road (between Alberton and Liefde and Vrede). For stall bookings, contact Anelia on 079 199 8641.

ALBERTON Voortrekkers vergader elke Maandag tussen 16:00 en 17:00, agter die Stallion Vulstasie, Ringpad-Oos, Alberton. Kontak Riana by 083 767 6327 om deel te word van hierdie groepie.

ALBERTON Sports Shooting Club. Every Saturday is club day and you’re invited to join the other members for a shooting day. Contact 082 959 9310.

HEADWAY Support Group. The support group is for people with brain injuries and their families. Headway also runs an activity daycare centre. Contact June/Ann on 011 442 5733.

BRANDPUNT Kameraklub. Kom geniet elke eerste Dinsdag van die maand ons kameraklubaandjie. Dit word om 19:15 gehou in die Alberton Biblioteek, en word in Afrikaans en Engels aangebied. Kontak Theo Landman by 011 898 1357 of 082 462 1682.

BORDUURWERK en laslappies – wou u nog altyd dit probeer het? Kom geniet die tydjie saam met vriendinne. Kontak Jeanette by 011 902 6997.

ALBERTON Volkspelegroep kom weekliks bymekaar vir ‘n lekker tiekiedraai. Almal is welkom, insluitend ouers en kinders. Kontak 084 787 9999.

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

HAPPY Hobblers is a social hiking group for active over-50-year-olds, at Rietvlei Zoo Farm. Stay for coffee afterwards and make some new friends. Contact Harry on 082 414 4469.

8 BRANDPUNT Kameraklub se volgende vergadering is op Maandag, 8 Mei. Vir meer inligting of om by die klub aan te sluit, kontak Theo Landman op 011 898 1357 of 082 462 1682; e-pos: brandpuntkk@gmail.com of hul webtuiste www.brandpuntkameraklub.co.za – hierdie foto is een van die klublede, Hettie Krause, se wen-inskrywings genaamd Solo.

VISIT the Southern Suburbs Camera Club. The club meets every second Thursday of the month, at Russel James & Co Inc., 21 The Broads Street, Mulbarton, at 18:30 for 19:00. Contact Bob on 083 994 3092.

REDWING Craft Market brings you all things new – a wider variety of stalls, tasty treats and something to drink. Visit them at Redwing Nursery, Second Avenue, from 09:00 to 14:00, every second Saturday of the month. Contact Elsabe on 079 757 7912 to book your stall.

SUPPORT Paws in Motion, on the corner of Du Plessis and Second avenues, on Saturdays between 10:00 and 13:00, when they sell boerewors rolls at R25 each. Funds raised go towards their pet rescue fund, which helps sick and injured strays.

TOUGH Love Alberton Support Group offers support for families being torn apart by unacceptable behaviour (drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, verbal or physical abuse) on Tuesdays 19:00 to 21:00. Contact John on 072 341 5455 or Debbie on 082 330 1378.

WALKERVILLE Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from 09:00 to 15:00. We have pony rides, face painting, a free honesty library and more, in addition to our usual extensive range of homemade cakes, jams, handmade mosaics, home accessories, pet accessories, plants, fresh vegetables and honey. Delicious meals are available from our various food court outlets, as well as credit card facilities, free entrance and free parking. The market is at 112 Main Street, Walkerville (on the R82 between Southgate and Vereeniging, just off the four-way stop in Walkerville). Email info@wfmarket.co.za.

CALLING all older folk to join the Probus Club of Alberton – come and make new friends, have fun and support one another. Membership is R50 per year. Afrikaans-speaking members are also welcome. Contact Ken on 083 276 2351, Karin on 082 512 2569 or Amy on 082 800 9074.

VROUE van die Woord gebedsgroep vergader weekliks om te bid vir hul huwelike, mans, kinders en die land. Dames kom op Donderdagoggende van 09:00 tot 10:00 by Orgideestraat 22, Brackenhurst, bymekaar. Kontak Magda Deysel by 084 406 9986.

MANNE van die Woord bid op Woensdagoggende tussen 06:00 en 07:00 saam by die admin gebou van Alberton Steel and Pipe, Sesdelaan 66, in Alberton-Noord. Kontak Pastoor Mark by 071 207 3249.

DIE Afrikaanse Toastmasters kom elke tweede en vierde Donderdag van die maand om 19:00 by die NG Kerk, op die hoek van Jan Meyer- en Bassonstrate, in South Crest, bymekaar. Kontak Adri Rothmann by 072 686 3549.

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, on the corner of East and Victoria streets, Linmeyer. While some experience is useful, you do not have to be an Omar Sharif. Contact Anne du Plessis on 011 682 2368 or 083 252 1882 or Wim van Gils on 011 907 5094 or 082 952 7459.

A STEP-PARENT support group meets on the first and third Saturday of every month, from 09:00 to 11:00, at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 4 FH Odendaal Street, Germiston. Contact Alice Swanepoel on 082 541 1667.

PANORAMA Flea Market: Come and take a look at the new stores opening up at the flea market over the next few weeks. The market is situated just off Kliprivier Drive, in Mulbarton, and is the busiest flea market in the South, with almost 400 stalls. Open on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

APRIL 15
EASTER egg hunt and market at the Bokkie Park, Southvale Rd, Parkdene, Boksburg. Hunt is free and there’s a lucky dip for the first 100 children. Hunt starts at 10:30 and market is open from 09:00 to 14:30. Contact Janine Richardson on 072 713 3332 for more information.

DEALING with the death of a child? Circle of Compassion is a support group for families dealing with this situation. This is a very difficult, long and lonely process for families to deal with. You can begin to heal again. Contact Madeleine on 076 318 4244.

VEK Lofdal, Vyfdelaan 55, Alberton-Noord, se dienste vind Sondae om 09:00 plaas. Kontak Raymond en Christa Ambrose by 011 740 6172 of 084 235 0288.

THE Shed, on Route 59, is the only undercover market south of Johannesburg. They have a large offering of fresh fruit and vegetables, waffles, food, crafts and a nursery, and are open every Saturday from 09:00 to 15:00. Entrance is free. Night markets are held on the first Friday of every month, from 18:00 to 22:00. Bring the whole family for a day on the farm. Follow The Shed on Route 59 on Facebook or visit www.r59shed.co.za.

BINGO is played on Thursdays at 10:00, at Crown Gardens Recreation Centre. Contact Audrey on 011 680 3774.

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

WINDS of Change Church invites you to dynamic, life-changing services, Mondeor campus 08:00, 10:00 and 18:00; Walkerville campus 09:00. Contact 011 941 3203.

TOUGHLOVE South Africa, a non-profit organisation, has opened a group to support families in the Lenasia community. The meetings are held every Saturday from 09:30 to 11:30, at Thames House, 10 Corobrick Road, Lenasia.

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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