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MARCH 25 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.

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24 and 25 ALICE in Wonderland Junior. This musical stage production is brought to audiences by the Cantare Children’s Choir, at the Dutch Reformed Church, 82 Second Avenue, Alberton, at 19:00. Book by calling 082 257 1407. Tickets are from R30 to R80. The 15:00 Saturday, March 25, show is a free production for pensioners with ticket prices for primary and pre-school children R20 and R30 for adults. Tickets for this show are available at the door.

25 LADIES Conference at Revival City, from 08:30. Join them for a wonderful day of blessings and an incredible touch from the Lord at the church, situated at 120A McBride Street, Brackenhurst. For more information, contact Karen on 082 492 2169 or mail [email protected].

25 BOEREMUSIEKFEES aangebied deur Diamant4, by die Portugese kerksaal, 25 Van Wykstraat, Brentwood Park, Benoni, vanaf 10:00 tot 24:00. Eie verversings welkom maar kos en drank is ook te koop. Toegang is R75 per persoon en daar sal verskeie boeremusiekorkeste wees wat optree. Kom dans, kuier saam en word deel van die Diamant4 boeremusiekfamilie. Kontak Theo Van Wyk 083 645 3931 vir meer inligting.

26 THREE-KOPPIE group hike through the Melville Koppies, starting 08:30. Park, meet and pay in the upper parking area at Marks Park, Judith Road, Emmarentia. Donation R50 per adult and R30 per child. Children must be over six years. No dogs. Phone Wendy 011 482 4797 or visit www.mk.org.za.

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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.

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1 WEEKEND Market opening at Uncle Charlie’s, corner of Nasrec and Rifle Range roads, Ridgeway. The market, with 130 stalls, will be open every Saturday and Sunday as well as public holidays from 09:00 to 17:00. Come and browse a variety of stalls and there promises to be loads of fun for children in the 1 600sqm kids world, including go-carting, face painting and lots more. Book your stall now by sending an email to [email protected]

1 FOOD and Craft Market at the Bokkie Park, Southvale Rd, Parkdene, Boksburg. Come and enjoy a unique outdoor shopping experience – craft and food stalls, live music and tea garden. Also on the first Saturday of every month, from 09:00 to 14:30. Contact Janine Richardson 072 713 3332 for more information.

1 IT is time for pizza, pasta, steak and spare ribs at Christian Singles Network (CSN). All welcome (ideal age over 40). They get together on April 1 at 18:30, at Pavarotti’s, Cresta. Make new friends and celebrate our Hazel’s birthday on 27 March. RSVP to [email protected] or phone 072 524 7505.

1 FARMERS Day to launch the market from 09:00 to 17:00. Come and join in the fun of boeresport, line dance, a performance by Mystic Blues, a potjiekos competition, Mr & Miss Art Farm, and much more. Pop in at Plot 56, Klipriver R550, Alewynspoort, or contact 079 208 8716 for more information.

2 GUIDED group tour through Melville Koppies Central, starting at 15:00. 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

4 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 om 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.

9 THREE-KOPPIE hike through the Melville Koppies, starting at 08:30. 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 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

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.

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

22 OPEN day at Revival City College for Grade R, Grade One, Grade Two and Grade 3 learners for 2018, at 09:00, at 120A McBride Street, Brackenhurst. Enrolments now also open for these grades. Spaces limited. Contact Karen at 082 492 2169 for more information or email [email protected].

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 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.

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!

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WEEKEND Market opening at Uncle Charlie’s, corner of Nasrec and Rifle Range roads, Ridgeway. The market, with 130 stalls, will be open every Saturday and Sunday as well as public holidays from 09:00 to 17:00. Come and browse a variety of stalls and there promises to be loads of fun for children in the 1 600sqm kids world, including go-carting, face painting and lots more. Book your stall now by sending an email to [email protected]

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 [email protected].

SUNDAY guided walks every fourth Sunday at 08:00 through the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve. Cost is R20 per person. Meet at the entrance precinct, Peggy Vera Road. Bookings: [email protected].

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 [email protected].

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.

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.

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 [email protected].

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.

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.

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