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NEW 26 HIKERS pause at one of the African Independent Churches' prayer circles on Melville Koppies West. Why don't you join other hikers on August 26 for the three-koppie group hike of up to 10 km through the Melville Koppies? Sets off 8.30am sharp. Park, meet and pay in the upper car park at Marks Park, Judith Rd, Emmarentia, opposite our entrance. Cost is R60 for adults and R40 for children. All donations used to maintain the Koppies. Hikers need to be fit with good balance as paths are rocky

AUGUST

NEW 25 DIT is weer kermistyd by die NG-kerk Brackenhurst Alberton, (hoek van Hennie Alberts en Lever strate), op Saterdag, 25 Augustus om 8vm. Daar is baie om te doen vir kinders en volwassenes kan gesellig kuier. Dit bied die ideale geleentheid vir goeie familietyd asook ’n verskeidenheid van stalletjies met proe-goed soos plaas sosaties (baba-sag), kerrie-en-rys (geur van goud), boerewors rolle (gewigtig), pannekoek en vetkoek en natuurlik lekker basaar poeding. Kom snuffel deur die stalletjies. Oud en jonk gaan val voor ’n heerlike ontbyt (sjef se kombuis). Kinders gaan baljaar tussen die baie speletjies en pret. Daar is ’n nuwe interessante spelletjie Laser Tag en daar gaan ook ’n Animal Party beskikbaar wees. Kontak Annemarie by die kerkantoor op 011 867 3623 vir meer inligting.

NEW 25 The AGM of the Melville Koppies Management Committee will be held at 2pm at the Lecture Hut on Melville Koppies Central on Saturday, August 25. Guest speaker Duncan Gibbon will share his musical expertise in a nature-orientated talk “The Birds, the Bees and the Trees in Music”. All are welcome. Park outside our entrance at the end of Kafue Road Emmarentia, accessed via Gambia, then Tugela Road. Enquiries 011 482 4797 or visit www.mk.org.za

NEW 25 LET Daisy show you how to milk a cow – and this promises to be fun for the little ones at The Art Farm on August 25 with one session at 11am and the second session at 2pm. For more information or bookings contact 079 208 8716 or [email protected] Plot 56, Klipriver Road, R550, Alewynspoort.

25 A DINNER dance will be hosted by the parent finance committee of Alberton High School on August 25 at 6.30pm for 7pm. Funds raised will go towards the upkeep of the school, and it promises to be a great night of fun and entertainment and is in store for everyone. The event will be held at the Butterfly Hall at Rietvlei Zoo Farm and entrance is R200 per person. For more information contact Natasha Sampson on 083 427 5728 or send an email to [email protected]

NEW 31 NOTERAAI, ’n musiekspel vasvra word op 31 Augustus deur Solidariteit Helpende Hand Alberton as fondsinsameling vir hul Studente Studiefondsprojek aangebied. Verrigtinge begin om 6.30nm vir 7nm by Hoërskool Alberton, Roy Campbellstraat, Brackenhurst. Hoewel eetgoed te koop aangebied sal word is deelnemers welkom om hul eie verversings saam te bring. Vir meer inligting kontak Johan Olivier 083 457 8009.

SEPTEMBER

1 AANDAG alle 1968 matrikulante van Hoërskool Alberton. Die 50ste reünie word op 1 September by Rietvlei Zoo Farm se Pony Lapa gehou. Dit sal ’n bring-en-braai wees en pap, brood en sous sal voorsien word. Die alumni kom eers die oggend 9vm by die skool bymekaar om nostalgie te deel. Alle 1968 matrikulante is welkom. Vir meer inligting kontak Eugene Bezuidenhout op 082 461 5066 of [email protected] of Peet van den Heever op 082 939 1615 of [email protected].

NEW 1 IT is The Art Farm’s big birthday bash – come along on September 1 and make yourself ready for loads of fun. For more information or bookings contact 079 208 8716 or [email protected] Plot 56, Klipriver Road, R550, Alewynspoort.

1 KOM geniet ’n dag propvol pret saam met jou gesin en vriende by die NG Alberton Oos se kerkbasaar op 1 September. Die basaar vind vanaf 8vm tot 4nm by die kerk op die hoek van Jan Coetzeestraat en Berghweg plaas. Dit beloof om ’n dag vol lekkerte te wees met heerlike kos en menigte stalletjies waar nuwe vriendskappe saam met die gemeente gesmee kan word. Saam met die basaar sal ’n 4×4 roete by die Meyer Plaas in Alberante gehou word. Vir meer inligting daaroor kontak Willem Bronkhorst op 082 805 0931.

1 ALCOHOLICS Anonymous will be hosting their annual rally, Acceptance, on September 1 at Central Methodist Church, 26 Nuyan Street, Benoni. Registration from 8am with an entrance fee of R40 charged for AA and Al-Anon members. Visitors enter free of charge. A light meal and tea included. For more information contact 011 421 1784.

1 KOM geniet ’n heerlike Lente Makietie by die NG Alberton-Suid Gemeente op 1 September. Hier gaan jy beslis iets van alles kry. Van kos- en kunsvlyt stalletjies, tot speletjies en ander vermaak soos musiek, ’n veiling, tombola, en nog vele meer. Dit beloof om ’n dag van pret vir ieder en elk te wees. Vir meer inligting of om ’n stalletjie te huur, kontak Iwan by 083 974 6287 of [email protected]

4 NOTICE is hereby given that Amcare’s AGM will be hosted on September 4 at the Conference Centre, Amcare grounds at 15 Heidelberg Road, Newmarket at 6pm. Amcare is awaiting nominations for potential board members. For more information contact Marihet Infantino on 065 819 5259 or email [email protected]

3 BAKKERS van die Pannekoekden bak weer op 3 September en belangstellendes moet hulle bestellings op 30 Augustus plaas. Van pannekoeke tot vetkoeke word by die Alberton Aftree-Oord gebak en pryse wissel van R4 tot R25. Die volgende bakdae is op 17 September, 1 Oktober, 15 Oktober, 29 Oktober, 12 November en 26 November. Maak seker alle bestellings word op die Donderdag voor die Maandag geplaas. Vir meer inligting of om pryse uit te vind, skakel Lynette by 079 523 5437 of stuur ’n e-pos na [email protected]

7 THE 2018 Ekurhuleni Arts and Wine Festival is returning to the gardens of Protea Hotel by Marriott, OR Tambo on September 7 and 8. This annual event promises to be a spectacular gathering for arts and craft lovers as well as food and wine connoisseurs. This year’s festival promises to be nothing short of amazing with a new twist giving local residents an opportunity to showcase and sell their amazing work, from beaded work to art. Tickets are available at www.computicket.com from R150 general and R450 per VIP ticket which includes a finger lunch, branded glass and a bottle of wine. Follow us on Facebook @ekurhuleniartsandwinefestival, Instagram @artsandwinefest2018 for updates.

NEW 8 BRING the little ones along to The Art Farm’s Plant Day on September 8 and let them have fun digging in the garden and helping to beautify the Art Garden. There will be two sessions with the first from 10am to 11am and the second from 2pm to 3pm. For more information or bookings contact 079 208 8716 or [email protected] Plot 56, Klipriver Road, R550, Alewynspoort.

NEW 11 Free Demo Zumba class at Vitality Medical Centre, 184 Columbine Avenue. Mondeor. Secure parking. Come to lose weight, have fun. Come to sculpt your summer body. Qualified instructor. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. To claim your free class, call Lameez on 078 692 3953.

NEW 15 FILM frenzy hits The Art Farm on September 15. Bring the family along and enjoy the acts of stunt people during the day and stay a little longer for a film and picnic later in the evening. For more information or bookings contact 079 208 8716 or [email protected] Plot 56, Klipriver Road, R550, Alewynspoort.

NEW 22 GOOD old traditional boeresport and loads of fun awaits the little ones (and of course older children) at The Art Farm on September 22. The fun begins at 10am and will last until about 1pm. For more information or bookings contact 079 208 8716 or [email protected] Plot 56, Klipriver Road, R550, Alewynspoort.

25 MANNE word genooi na Hoërskool Marais Viljoen se manne-aand op 25 September vanaf 6nm tot 11nm. Hierdie is sommer ’n dubbele kuiergeleentheid met bekendes soos Schalk Bezuidenhout en Altus Theart tot groot vermaak van almal. Een van die gunstelinge is Altus se Hoe ’n man se kop werk-vertoning. Die skool nooi mans uit om die geleentheid by te woon en saam te kom kuier. Kostes beloop R5 000 per tafel met plek vir 10 manne. Vir meer inligting kontak die skool op 011 907 9013. Foto: SA Music News

NEW 29 IT is time for the kiddies tractor track at The Art Farm. Come on board the kiddies tractor and take a ride through the petting zoo. The kiddies tractor will depart for the petting zoo at 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, noon and 1pm. For more information or bookings contact 079 208 8716 or [email protected], Plot 56, Klipriver Road, R550, Alewynspoort.

30 SHADES of Pink 5km and 19km fun run/walk in aid of Cansa takes place at Rietvlei Zoo Farm on September 30 at 9am. Adults can enter at R120 and children under the age of 12 at R60. Pre-register online at qkt.io.cansashadesofpink or for more information contact Yolandi Jacobs via email: [email protected] or 083 937 7187.

OCTOBER

6 BRONZE Benefit Ball in aid of uMephi Children’s Homes across Gauteng at Casa de Madeira on October 6. This is a formal dinner and dance with a three-course meal. Tickets are available at R180 per person. For more information contact Marilie 076 123 1645.

NEW 7 THE Benoni High Class of 1970 are invited to attend a reunion on October 7, at Benoni Country Club, from 11.30am. Tickets are per person and spouses and partners are welcome and guests need to RSVP by September 15. For more information and to RSVP, contact Margeret (Charalambous) Pappas on 079 516 6790 or visit their Facebook page – Benoni High School Matric Class.

25 COME and enjoy a real country morning with Broken Wings Association for Adults with Disabilities. They are extending an invitation to ladies to their annual Ladies Tea on August 25. The event will be held at the Dinwiddie Sports Club in Dinwiddie. Places are priced at R100 per person. The theme for the event is “Country” with a guest performance by Lance James. For more information or to book please contact Marietjie on 011 868 3415 or Sheryl on 072 998 7767. *Photo Ridge Times.

REGULARS

THE Art Farm is open seven days a week and offers a restaurant, coffee shop, gallery, craft yard, pottery wine tasting, homebrew craft beer and craft yard every Saturday. For more information or bookings contact 079 208 8716 or [email protected] Plot 56, Klipriver Road, R550, Alewynspoort.

ARE you interested in playing darts? If so join other players from Joburg South at the Kibler Park Recreation Centre in Peggy Vera Street on a Thursday evening for a fun-filled evening. Men and women of all ages are welcome to join. The club is also trying to build a junior side, so bring your young ones with you. Play starts at 8pm until 11pm. Even if you just want to come and feel the vibe you are more than welcome. For more information contact Bradley 071 648 8008.

DO you want to become a Freemason? It’s great fun, it’s enjoyable and it offers great satisfaction. They meet on the fourth Monday of every month at 7.30pm. Freemasonry is not a religion or a 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 your favourite Star Wars character or Marvel hero? Join us 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 host 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 or 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 the 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.

FARMERS’ Crafter Market with crafts, fresh produce, woodwork, mosaics, décor and much more is held every Saturday from 9am to noon 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 noon at the Rietvlei Lifestyle Centre, Swartkoppies Road (between Alberton and Liefde en 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 groep te word.

ALBERTON Sports Shooting Club. Every Saturday is club day and you’re invited to join 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 or 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 vriende. Kontak Jeanette by 011 902 6997.

ALBERTON Volkspelegroep kom weekliks vir ’n lekker tiekiedraai bymekaar. Almal, insluitend ouers en kinders, is welkom. 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 the 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 wide 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 Elsabé on 079 757 7912 to book your stall.

SUPPORT Paws in Motion on the corner of Du Plessis Road and Second Avenue 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 home-made 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). 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.

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 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 start the healing process. 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.

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.

TOUGHLOVE South Africa, a non-profit organisation, runs 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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