*Over 40s dancing club, every Friday evening, at 20:00, with great music, cash bar and food. Entrance R50, at Casa da Madeira, 46 Goodwood Road, corner Lincoln Street, New Market, Alberton. If you love dancing this is the place for you, if you don’t then come anyway and join us for some great fun. Bookings are not essential. For more information contact 082 536 4875 after 17:00.
*Country Crafters is looking for new crafters. For more information call Connie on 084 010 0500, Jenny on 084 610 1733, or email to [email protected]
*Alberton Toastmasters get together on the first and third Thursday of every month, at the Alberton Retirement Village, 45 Kritzinger Road, Florentia. For more details contact Ronnie Martin on 082 895 9616, or email to [email protected]
*Art in the Garden, for art-lovers to appreciate the arts and artists to exhibit their work, every first Saturday of the month, at The Art Farm, Plot 56, Klipriver Road, R550, Alewynspoort. Contact 079 208 8716 for more information.
*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, on Old Vereeniging Road, R82/Joburg Road. For more information phone 082 349 9924 or email to [email protected]
*Café La Plume Social Club, at 17 Joan Road, Glenanda, invites you to join the Social Club every Wednesday, at 10:00. Every week there is a different activity, and a free book swop and a delicious tea are provided. Call or SMS Louise on 082 936 8456, regarding costs for refreshments, activities or crafts.
*Moonlight Market at the Lido Hotel on August 5, from 18:00 to 22:00 bringing you crafts, food and live band. Free entry. For more information and to book a stall, contact [email protected]
*Lido Hotel will be hosting a night market on Saturday, August 5, with a live band and food stalls. Entry is free and the market offers crafts and arts, gourmet food stalls, a winter banquet under roof and a cash bar. The night market will be held at Plot 17, on Johannesburg Road, R82, Eikenhof. For more information visit www.lidohotel.co.za, email to [email protected] or call 082 349 9924.
*Pray for Alberton. Alberton Prayer Network invites all prayer warriors, intercessors and interested parties to pray with them at their monthly prayer meeting, on Saturday, August 6. The meeting will take place at Revival City AFM Church, 120a McBride Street,Brackenhurst, Alberton, from 06:00 to 08:00. Contact Willie on 072 224 4002.
*Art in the Garden and Farmers Crafters Market at The Art Farm, on August 6, from 10:00 to 15:00. Artists exhibit their artwork. Contact: 079 208 8716 or [email protected]
*Revival City College, a new Christian school for Grade R to Grade Seven, will open its doors in 2017. Open day and enrolments, Grade R to Grade Two, is scheduled for August 6, from 09:00. Direct all queries to Revival City AFM Church, 120a McBride Street, Brackenhurst, Alberton. Contact Karen van den Oever on 084 719 8112.
*Events at Melville Koppies. Donations for each event are R50 for adults, R20 for children. No dogs and no children under six years. August 7 – Guided walk on Melville Koppies Central starting 14:00. August 14 – Three-koppie hike starting 08:30 from Melville Koppies Central. August 20 – The AGM of the Melville Koppies Management Committee will be held at 14:00, on Melville Koppies Central. The guest speaker will be Wits University hydrogeologist Prof Tamiru Abiye. All are welcome. Park at Kafue Road entrance. August 21 – Guided walk on Melville Koppies Central starting 08:30. August 28 – Three-koppie hike starting 08:30 from Melville Koppies Central. For all events park, pay and meet in the upper parking area at Marks Park, Judith Road, Emmarentia, directly opposite the Koppies’ main entrance. Phone Wendy on 011 482 4797 or visit www.mk.org.za.
*André Swartz tree op 10 Augustus, om 10:30, by die Alberton Aftree-Oord, Kritzingerweg, Alberton, op. Vir kaartjies, teen R80 per persoon, kontak vir Willemien by 082 688 1910 of 011 907 1628, of vir Petro by 083 459 6474.
*SA Military History Society, Johannesburg branch, will meet on August 12, at 20:00, with the first talk, ”The Novel East Africa campaign: Historians and historical novels”, by Anne Samson, and the main lecture, ”An overview of recent and current conflicts in Africa”, by Helmoed Roemer Heitman. The society holds meetings with lectures on the second Thursday of each month, at which a wide variety of topics of military historical interest are discussed. Wives are welcome to come along with their husbands and enjoy the evening with everyone. 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 to [email protected]
*Art and Craft Fair on August 20, from 10:00 to 15:00, at The Art Farm. Do you practise a hobby? Book a stall to show, share and sell your product. Contact: 079 208 8716 or [email protected]
*Come and enjoy the Vaal Wine Route, of which The Art Farm is a venue again, until August 21, between 12:00 and 18:00. Taste eight wines for R20 per person. Contact 079 208 8716 or [email protected] for more information.
*Take advantage of free foot screenings, extended until August 24 due to public demand. All are welcome to come in for your free foot screening. Specialists in all lower limb aches and pains from the lower back, including the feet, treatment of corns and calluses, fungal infections, ingrown toenails, diabetic foot care, heel pain and biomechanical disorders as well as disorders affecting children and flat fleet. Also treating sports related leg, foot and knee pain. Kindly contact 076 385 9454 or 082 392 1786 to reserve your space, strictly by appointment.
*Spring Day and Art in the Garden at The Art Farm on September 4, from 10:00 to 15:00. Come and enjoy the Spring Day Market. Contact 079 208 8716 or [email protected]
*Market @ 84, a new market in the Walkerville area, is not a “farmer’s” market, but rather a fresh produce and crafters outlet. Only the best fresh produce and handmade/homemade crafts are on offer. Market @ 84 is open every Saturday, from 09:00 to 14:00, on the lawns of the 84 On Main shopping centre. Stalls are available at R50 per stall. Entry for visitors is free, and there is a kids’ play area and a beer garden. Enjoy country shopping at its best!
*Church services with Abundant Life Family Church, in the Lido Hotel Chapel, every Sunday at 09:00. Address: corner of R554/R82 Old Johannesburg Road, Eikenhof, Gauteng (enter from Shell Garage at Lido Hotel Chapel).
*Writers Group meets every third Saturday of every month, from 14:00 to 16:00, at Mayberry Park. Phone Denise for directions or more information, on 082 082 0875.
*Farmers’ Crafter Market with crafts, fresh products, woodwork, mosaics, decor and much more, every Saturday, from 09:00 to noon, at The Art Farm, Plot 56, Klipriver Road, R550, Alewynspoort. Contact 079 208 8716 for more information.
*Rietvlei Boeremark. Come and join in every first Saturday of the month, from 07:00 to noon, at the Rietvlei Lifestyle Centre, Swartkoppies (between Alberton and Liefde and Vrede). For stall bookings and other enquiries contact Anelia on 079 199 8641.
*Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation Classes. Sahaja Yoga is an unique method of meditation based on an experience called self-realisation (Kundalini awakening) that can occur within each human being. This is the actualisation of such transformation as is taking place now, worldwide, and has been proved and experienced by hundreds of thousands in over 108 countries. It is entirely free of charge, as one cannot pay for the experience of Divine Love. The classes are held every Wednesday, at 19:00, at the Alberton City Library. Contact Mr Moodley on 011 864 3410 for more information.
*Alberton Voortrekkers vergader elke Maandag, tussen 16:00 en 17:00, agter die Stallion Vulstasie, Ringpad-Oos, Alberton. Skakel vir Riana by 083 767 6327, om deel te word van hierdie groepie.
*Alberton Sports Shooting Club. Every Saturday is Club Day and you are invited to join the other members for a shooting day. Air pistol to .22/45. Phone 082 959 9310 for further information.
*”Under His Wings”, a multi-denominational choir, is looking for choir members. The choir practises every Monday evening, from 19:30 to 21:00, at the Brackendowns Baptist Church, in Kariba Street, Brackendowns, Alberton, and performs approximately once a month at various venues, such as churches, retirement villages and old age homes, at no charge. 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 to [email protected]
*Headway Support Group. The support group for people with brain injuries and their families also runs an activity day care centre. Phone June/Ann 011 442 5733.
*Kamera Klub. Kom geniet elke eerste Dinsdag van die maand ons kameraklubaandjie. Dit word om 19:15 gehou, by die Alberton Biblioteek, en word in Afrikaans en Engels aangebied. Vir verdere navrae, kontak vir 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. Vir verdere navrae, kontak vir Jeanette by 011 902 6997.
*Alberton Volkspelegroep kom weekliks bymekaar vir ‘n lekker tiekiedraai. Almal is welkom, insluitend ouers en kinders. Vir inligting, skakel 084 787 9999.
*Rietvlei Parkrun. A 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.
*Want to start a new hobby? Want to play as your favourite Star Wars character or Marvel hero? Join us at 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.
*Happy Hobblers 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 for more information.
*Visit the Southern Suburbs Camera Club. The club meets every second Thursday of every month at Russel James & Co Inc., 21 The Broads Street, Mulbarton, at 18:30 for 19:00. For more information contact Bob 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 and thereafter every second Saturday of the month. Contact Elsabe on 079 757 7912 for more information or 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 that find their way into the organisation’s care.
*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 of the highest standard is the key to one of the world’s oldest societies of men. To find out more send an e-mail to [email protected]
*Tough Love Alberton Support Group offers support for families being torn apart by unacceptable behaviour (drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, verbal or physical abuse). Tuesdays 19:00 to 21:00. Contact John on 072 341 5455 and Debbie on 082 330 1378.
*Walkerville Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday, from 09:00 to 15:00. In addition to our usual, extensive range of home-made cakes, jams, hand-made mosaics, home accessories, pet accessories, plants, fresh vegetables and honey, we have a free honesty library, pony rides, face-painting and more. Delicious meals are available from our various food court outlets. Credit card facilities, free entrance and free parking available. The market is at 112 Main Street, Walkerville (on the R82 between Southgate and Vereeniging, just off the four-way stop in Walkerville). For more information contact Gail on [email protected] or 079 076 7680.
*Calling all older folk to join the Probus Club of Alberton. Come and make new friends, have fun and support one another. A membership fee of only R50 is payable per annum. If you are interested, you are welcome to join in the next or any other meeting (Afrikaans-speaking members also welcome). Phone Ken on 083 276 2351, Karin on 082 512 2569, or Amy on 082 800 9074.
*Interested in researching your family tree? The South East Witwatersrand Family History Society (SEWFHS) meets every second Saturday of the month, at 13:00 for 13:30, at the Dutch Reformed Church, in Windsor Road, Sunnyridge, Germiston. Entrance fee for visitors is R20 and includes refreshments. Contact Annel on 079 700 6700.
*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. Vir meer inligting, kontak vir 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. Vir meer besonderhede, kontak vir 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. Vir meer inligting, skakel vir 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, in Linmeyer. While some experience is useful, you do not have to be an Omar Sharif. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to phone 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, at 4 FH Odendaal Street, in 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. Enjoy the entertainment and relaxing trip out of the house. The market is situated just off Kliprivier Drive, in Mulbarton, and is the busiest flea market in the South, with almost 400 stalls. The market is open on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
*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. Everyone welcome.
*VEK Lofdal, Vyfdelaan 55, Alberton-Noord, se dienste vind Sondae, om 09:00, plaas. Vir navrae, kontak vir 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 and crafts, and a nursery. Open every Saturday from 09:00 to 15:00. Free entrance. 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 on Thursdays, at 10:00, at Crown Gardens Recreation Centre. For more information phone 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. For more info phone 079 072 5424.
*Winds of Change Church invites you to dynamic, life-changing services. Service times: Mondeor campus 08:00, 10:00 and 18:00. Walkerville campus: 09:00. For more info contact the office on 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, between 09:30 and 11:30, at Thames House, 10 Corobrick Road, Lenasia.