The U3A Athlone general meeting will take place on Thursday February 15 at the Belthorn Recreation Centre in Lansdowne at 10am for 10.30am. The topic will be “What Now?” What does 2018 hold for South Africa – Making sense of the signals. The speaker will be Dr Trevor Manuel. For more information contact Jacki Lange on 083 642 2567 or 021 696 5213.
Moegamat Gielmie Hartley will explain the tradition and history of the Cape Malay miedora or keringkam (women’s wedding headgear), at the Cape Town Family History Society meeting in St John’s Church Hall, St John’s Road, Wynberg, on Saturday February 17, from 2.15pm. Entry for non-members is R20. Contact Ann Smythe at 083 6633 463, 021 782 7277 or email@example.com or David Slingsby at 072 782 3597, 021 715 5104, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.family-history.co.za for map and information.
The third annual Paws on the Promenade – a dog-walk fund-raiser in aid of Khayelitsha’s Mdzananda Animal Clinic – will be held on the Sea Point promenade on Sunday February 18, at 9am. The 5km route is from the Mouille Point lighthouse to the Sea Point swimming pool and back. There are shorter turnaround points for old, tired and injured pets (or humans). You can book a stray pet to join you on the walk by emailing email@example.com. Tickets cost R40 per person and R40 per dog and are available on Quicket at www.qkt.io/pawsonprom. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register. Registration on the day will start at 8am. Dress like your pet or wear something orange.
Celebrity cook off
Celebrity cook and film-maker Justin Bonello will share his passion for food at Jonkershuis Restaurant Courtyard, Groot Constantia Estate, on Thursday February 22, from 6pm. The event is in aid of the Sunflower Fund. The cost is R950 and includes arrival drinks, a meal, wine and the opportunity to mingle with Justin. To book contact Janine Le Roux at Janine@sunflowerfund.org.za or 021 701 0661.
Saturday February 24 onwards
The annual Cansa Shavathon will take place at shopping centres on Saturday February 24 and Sunday February 25, and at workplaces from Monday February 26 to Friday March 2. The shaving or spraying of heads is a symbolic gesture in support of cancer patients and survivors who lose their hair while undergoing treatment. Adults pay R50 and children younger than 12 pay R25. Visit www.shavathon.org.za for more information.
Saturday and Sunday March 17 and March 18.
Jehovah’s Witnesses gathering
Jehovah’s Witnesses will gather at 16 Stellenberg, Bellair, Bellville, during the weekend of Saturday and Sunday March 17 and March 18. Sessions start at 9.40am and continue to 3.55pm with a break from 12.05pm to 1.20pm. Everyone is welcome to come and listen to the Bible-based speeches, interviews, demonstrations and experiences. No collections are made and admission is free. Take your Bible and notebook along. For more details, call Brandon Stevens on 082 330 0502 or email email@example.com or Ian Gertse on 084 590 0790 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jazz on the Lawn
St Joseph’s Marist College, Rondebosch, will host Jazz on the Lawn fundraiser, on Wednesday March 21 Mi Casa will be the main event and funds raised will be used for bursaries. For details call 083 558 5219.