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NEW 21 BRANDPUNT Kameraklub se volgende vergadering is op 21 Augustus. Skakel hulle vir meer inligting. Kom kuier en ontmoet die Brandpunt-familie. Kom leer fotografie-tegnieke wat jy ook met jou selfoon kan toepas. Stuur 'n e-pos aan [email protected] of besoek hul webtuiste www.brandpuntkameraklub.co.za


9 MEAN Mr Mustard will be the entertainment for the day at the Tin Cup Restaurant at Rietvlei on Women’s Day during the Animal Protection Network’s (APN) fundraising event called “The Voice For Animals” on August 9. “Why don’t you build me up, Buttercup?” This is the first sentence most people think of when they hear the music group Mean Mr Mustard’s name. But it sure was a great song and brings back so many memories, doesn’t it? This band will be featured at the event, with Xanilee as the opening performance. It will be stacks of fun and all proceeds will go towards charity. The event will take place from 12am to 5pm. Tickets are available at R80 per person on www.Quicket.co.za or give Yolandi a call on 071 607 1188.

10 KOM gesels oor politiek en sake van die dag op 10 Augustus. Prof Dirk Kotzé, politieke analis van Unisa, kom praat met die Alberton Damesklub op 10 Augustus oor aktuele sake. Die vergadering word in die saal van die Alberton Aftree-Oord, Kritzingerlaan 45, Florentia om 9.30vm vir 10.00vm gehou. Bespreking noodsaaklik by Martie Marnewick 082 417 5426 of Dini Jansen 082 552 4683. Koste is R100 en sluit middagete in. Mans en dames welkom.

11 MANUEL Escorcio gaan by die Alberton Aftree Oord optree. Kom geniet die gesellige geleentheid. Tyd sal bevestig word. Kaartjies kan egter reeds teen R50 per persoon by Willemien by 011 907 1628 of 082 688 1910 bespreek word. Kom ondersteun gerus hierdie fondsinsameling vir die oord.

11 KOM kuier op die plaas saam met gaskunstenaars Refentse (11 Augustus), Flooze (12 Augustus), Nadine (18 Augustus), Jakkie Louw (19 Augustus) en Pieter Koen (25 Augustus). Kostes van kaartjies is op www.the-artfarm.co.za of Facebook beskikbaar. Kaartjies sluit ’n vingerete, wyn en sap in. Bespreek vandag! Vir meer inligting kontak 079 208 8716 of stuur ’n e-pos aan [email protected]

12 CALLING all ladies to enjoy a wonderful afternoon out with friends. BeYOUtiful, presented by “Ladies Matter”, will be held on August 12 from 2pm to 5pm at the Alberton Reading Country Club. Join them for an afternoon of absolute fun and spoiling. Learn that what’s inside shows on the outside. Be treated to a dance item and listen to an image consultant for unbelievable tips and take home an unusual gift. Enjoy a neck and shoulder massage with delicious tea and cake. Note that there are limited seats, so make sure to make your bookings early. Your entrance fee is groceries or second-hand clothing for the needy. For registrations, contact Liz on 062 622 3280 or send an email to [email protected]

12 MASTERDRIVE invites you to an urban and survival skills experience. Contact their bookings department to book your complimentary course on 011 867 4778 or send an email to [email protected]. Please choose between August 12 at 9.30am and August 26 at 2pm.

12 JOIN the Kite Festival at Walkerville Country Market on the Walkerville Showgrounds on the R82 between 9am and 3pm, on Saturday August 12. Kite flying and kite making demos with prizes to be won. All ages are welcome and entrance is free. There will be lots of interesting stalls and restaurant and licensed bar with a big screen television. For further information contact 074 141 8485 or send an email to [email protected].

15 ALBERTON Kameraklub byeenkomste word elke eerste en derde Dinsdag van elke maand by die Alberton Aftree Oord se ontspanningslokaal in Kritzingerstraat, Florentia gehou. Geesdriftiges kom vanaf 7nm tot 10nm bymekaar en tee en koffie word bedien. Vir meer inligting, kontak Fred Bokelmann by 082 342 4783 of 011 900 2020.

24 ALBERTON Child Welfare will hold their annual golf day at Glenvista Country Club. Alberton Child Welfare has been serving the greater Alberton area since 1940 helping vulnerable children and families. The community’s support would be greatly appreciated! They require donations in the form of players entering four balls and companies to sponsor tees and prizes. For more information contact them on 011 907 3004.

26 CALLING all ladies! You are invited to Broken Wings’ annual Ladies Tea which will be hosted at the Alberton Methodist Church Hall (corners of Heidelberg and Ascot Roads) at 10am on August 26. The theme of the tea is Beads and Feathers with special guest, Tobie Jooste. Tickets are available at R100 per person. For more information or to book, please contact Marietjie on 011 869 3415 or Sheryl on 072 998 7767.

AUGUST 12 SUPPORT Paws in Motion, on the corner of Du Plessis Street and Second Avenue, between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays when they will be selling pancakes at R5 each. Funds raised go towards their pet rescue fund which helps sick and injured strays.


2 DIE 4×4 SKATTEJAG is maar net ’n gedeelte van al die pret en plesier by die NG-kerk Alberton Oos Gemeente se basaar op 2 September vanaf 8.30vm op Meyerplaas in Forestraat. Daar gaan iets van alles en vir almal wees. Van lekker eetgoed tot springkastele. Francois Rossouw van RSG gaan ook daar te siene wees. Hierdie is beslis een basaar om nie mis te loop nie. Toegang is gratis en almal is welkom. Vir meer inligting, skakel Tim Jelliman op 083 627 0399.

7 AMCARE’S Annual General Meeting will be hosted on Thursday, September 7 at 5pm at the AMCARE Conference Centre, 15 Heidelberg Road, New Market, Alberton. Please confirm your attendance with Desire on 011 907 4220 or 011 869 5856.

30 50 JAAR reünie! Hoërskool Alberton se matriekklas van 1967 word geroep vir ’n reünie by Reading Country Club op Saterdag, 30 September. Dit is 50 jaar sedert die matriekklas van 1967 almal saam was en dit is tyd om weer bietjie saam te kuier.

Vir meer inligting, kontak asseblief vir Dea-Louise Möller by 082 875 2499.

NEW 30 LEARN how to defend yourself with Brackenhurst Seester Gemeente’s woman group. They will be hosting a self-defense class as part of their yearly fund-raising effort. Attend this class and be prepared when life-threatening situations may occur in the future. The class will take place on Saturday, September 30 at the Seester Gemeente, corner of Nasturtium and Eva Streets, Brackenhurst from 9am to 1pm. Entry fees are R100 per person. For more information, contact Lovaine on 082 907 1563.

11 AUGUST: MANUEL Escorcio kom kuier by die Alberton Aftree Oord. Tyd sal bevestig word. Kaartjies kan egter reeds teen R50 per persoon by Willemien bespreek word. Bel 011 907 1628 of 082 688 1910. Kom ondersteun gerus hierdie fondsinsameling vir die oord. Photograph taken from: http://kemptonexpress.sites.caxton.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/01/manuel-escorcio-copy.jpg


7 YOU are invited to Ascot Mews for Live, Love and Love Life’s first annual “Just Because” dinner and dance on October 7 and everyone is welcome to attend! Come “live, laugh and love” in your favourite formal or cocktail attire. For R500 per person or R4 000 per table, you will not only enjoy a social evening but also donate to a worthy cause. All proceeds will go towards Jerry Selwane of the Soweto Animal Rescue Advisory Centre (SARAC). The evening will include a three-course meal of various selections, a DJ and great music to dance to, lovely lighting and a fantastic atmosphere to enjoy life to the fullest for the night. Act soon or miss out – tickets can be bought and tables can be booked with Richelle, so give her a call on 083 652 0172.


DO you want to become a Freemason? It’s great fun, it’s enjoyable and it offers great satisfaction. Freemasonry is not a religion or secret society, but a society of good, true men with high ethical standards and morals. Friendship and trust are highly valued. Contact Bill on 083 377 9919 or email [email protected]

SUNDAY guided walks take place every fourth Sunday at 8am through the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve. The 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 anytime on Saturdays from 10am to 5pm 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 7pm at the Kraal at the 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 at the Abundant Life Family Church in the Lido Hotel Chapel every Sunday at 9am on 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 2pm to 4pm at Mayberry Park. Contact Denise on 082 082 0875.

24 ALBERTON Child Welfare will hold their annual golf day at Glenvista Country Club. Alberton Child Welfare has been serving the greater Alberton area since 1940, helping vulnerable children and families. The community’s support would be greatly appreciated! For more information, contact them on 011 907 3004.

FARMERS’ Crafter Market with crafts, fresh produce, woodwork, mosaics, décor and much more is held every Saturday from 9am to 12noon at The Art Farm, Plot 56, Klipriver Road, R550, Alewynspoort. Contact Tanet on 079 208 8716.

RIETVLEI Boeremark: Come and join in every first Saturday of the month from 7am to 12noon 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 4nm en 5nm agter die Stallion Vulstasie, Ringpad-Oos, Alberton. Kontak Riana by 083 767 6327 om deel van hierdie groepie te word.

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

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

BRANDPUNT Kameraklub. Kom geniet elke eerste Dinsdag van die maand ons kameraklubaand. Dit word om 7.15nm in die Alberton Biblioteek gehou 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 vir ’n lekker tiekiedraai bymekaar. Almal is welkom, insluitend ouers en kinders. Kontak 084 787 9999.

RIETVLEI Parkrun is a 5km walk/run every Saturday at 8am – 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 6.30pm for 7pm. 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 9am to 2pm, 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 10am and 1pm 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 from 7pm to 9pm. Contact John on 072 341 5455 or Debbie on 082 330 1378.

WALKERVILLE Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from 9am to 3pm. They have pony rides, face painting, a free honesty library and more. In addition to their usual extensive range of homemade cakes, jams, handmade mosaics, home accessories, pet accessories, plants, fresh vegetables and honey. Delicious meals are available from their 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). E-mail [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 9vm tot 10vm by Orgideestraat 22, Brackenhurst, bymekaar. Kontak Magda Deysel by 084 406 9986.

MANNE van die Woord bid op Woensdagoggende tussen 6vm en 7vm 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 7nm 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 7.15pm 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 9am to 11am 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. It is a very difficult, long and lonely process for families. You can begin to heal again. Contact Madeleine on 076 318 4244.

VEK Lofdal, Vyfdelaan 55, Alberton-Noord, se dienste vind Sondae om 9vm 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 9am to 3pm. Entrance is free. Night markets are held on the first Friday of every month, from 6pm to 10pm. 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 10am at the Crown Gardens Recreation Centre. Contact Audrey on 011 680 3774.

CHRISTIAN Book Club meets every first Saturday of the month at 1.30pm, 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 8am, 10am and 6pm; Walkerville campus 9am. Contact 011 941 3203.

TOUGHLOVE South Africa, a non-profit organisation, has organised a group to support families in the Lenasia community. The meetings are held every Saturday from 9.30am to 11.30am, at Thames House, 10 Corobrick Road, Lenasia.

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