What’s on in Alberton

CHRISTMAS TIME: Don't miss the magic of the Christmas light tour through Alberton.

*’N KERSDANS word op 23 Desember by Casa de Madeira, in Goodwoodstraat 45, Newmarket, Alberton, gehou. Toegang is R60 per persoon en jonk en oud is welkom om die aand te kom omdans. Drag moet netjies wees; geen kortbroeke of plakkies nie. Daar is ook ’n kontantkroeg waar mense ligte etes kan bestel en jy mag jou eie koelerbokse invat. Vir meer inligting, skakel Hannetjie Swanepoel by 074 479 5738 of Hannes Swart by 083 454 0858.

*MELVILLE Koppies events: January 8 – Three-koppie group hike through Melville Koppies, starting 08:30. Park, meet and pay in the upper parking area at Marks Park, Judith Road, Emmarentia. The hike leaves from here, opposite the Koppies’ entrance. Donations are R50 for adults, R30 for children (must be over six years). No dogs. January 15 – Guided group tour through Melville Koppies Central starting 08:30. Park at Marks Park, Judith Road, Emmarentia in the upper parking area. Then walk across Judith to the Koppies’ entrance opposite. Donations are R50 for adults, R30 for children (must be over six years). No dogs. Phone Wendy on 011 482 4797 or visit www.mk.org.za for more information.

*SA Military History Society: The Johannesburg Branch will get together in the auditorium of the Museum of Military History, Erlswold Way, Saxonwold (next to Johannesburg Zoo) on January 19, 2017 at 20:00. First event will be “Using Technology with Historical Sources”, by Robert Faltenmeier, with the main lecture being “A Path to Victory? A comparison of Confederate and Boer War aims”, by Kevin Garcia. The SA Military History 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. Visitors are charged R30 per person, which includes tea or coffee after the lecture. Contact 011 646 5513 or email scribe@samilitaryhistory.org.za.

*THREE-KOPPIE hike through Melville Koppies on January 22 at 08:30. Park, meet and pay in the upper parking area at Marks Park, Judith Road, Emmarentia. The hike leaves from here, opposite the Koppies’ entrance. Donations are R50 for adults, R30 for children (must be over six years). No dogs. Phone Wendy on 011 482 4797 or visit www.mk.org.za for more information.

*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.

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

*DON’T miss the Country Crafters market at 101 Kliprivier Drive, Mulbarton, from 09:00 to 14:30 on the first and last Saturday of the month. A number of new crafters will be joining our happy band of creative and talented people, so please come and see what is on offer. To book a stall, contact Jenny on 084 610 1733 or email countrycraftmarket@tiscali.co.za.

*ALBERTON Toastmasters get together on the first and third Thursday of every month, at the Alberton Retirement Village, 45 Kritzinger Road, Florentia. Contact Ronnie Martin on 082 895 9616 or email maruti.ronnie.martin@gmail.com.

*ART in the Garden, for art lovers to appreciate the arts, and artists to exhibit their work, on every first Saturday of the month, at The Art Farm, Plot 56, Klipriver Road, R550, Alewynspoort. Contact 079 208 8716.

*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, corner of Old Vereeniging Road R554 and the R82 Old Johannesburg Road, Eikenhof. Contact 082 349 9924 or email admin@lidohotel.co.za.

*MARKET @ 84, a new market in the Walkerville area, is not a “farmers” 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. Entry for visitors is free and there is a children’s 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, 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 every 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, 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 (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 are 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. 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. 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.

*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. 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 and, thereafter, 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). 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 homemade cakes, jams, handmade mosaics, home accessories, pet accessories, plants, fresh vegetables and honey, we have pony rides, face painting, a free honesty library and more. Delicious meals are available from our various food court outlets. 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 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. 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. 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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