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Issue No 44 - October 2013

Musasa vs Munondo The Amazing Life in Dead Trees St John’s Pipe Band Nomads Golf ... and more!

FEATURE

All the Regular Events, Activities, Important Numbers, Places to Visit, Kids Page


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Matobo Hills Lodge, Bulawayo

Nature and Environment Birding at Lake Chivero Bird Sanctuary Miombo Woodland - Msasa vs Munondo New Life in Dead Trees Rhino Knights

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Sport and Social Salsa’s Dance & Fitness Studio Cubs Rugby Club - Girls

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Charity Nomads Golf Going for the Guinness World Book Record Bryden Country School Golf Day

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Feature Matobo Hills Lodge

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Other St John’s College Pipe Band

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This Month’s Social Events

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What’s Happening in Harare this month

Cover photo: Little Bee-eater by Nick Hart

Ndeipi offices: 22 Moorgate, Mt Pleasant (off Pendennis)

Cells: 0772-354177, 0712-408439, 0712-631069 Landline: 04-853238/39/40

Reps Theatre Events, Movie contacts

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Classified Advertisements

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Restaurant Listing

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Updated Monthly Centre Spread listing of Restaurants, Pubs and Coffee Shops

Fun and Facts for Kids

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Interesting Places to Visit around Harare

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In the Garden

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Mashonaland Photographic Society

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Regular Monthly Activities

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Regular Weekly Activities

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Recipe

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Organisations in Need

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Sudoku

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Important Numbers

Emergency Numbers, Public Services, Roadside Assistance, Vets and Animal Welfare

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HARARE is a very vibrant city with so many different things to do. We aim to inform readers about sporting, artistic and cultural events that one can become involved with and to let people know about interesting places that they might like to visit in and around Harare. Each month Ndeipi includes articles that will, hopefully, help identify some of the beautiful birdlife and wildlife that one may encounter on one's travels around Zimbabwe. We focus on current initiatives that give positive ideas on how to recognise and preserve some of our country's diverse flora and fauna and include write ups about some of the less privileged people in our society. Ndeipi is a monthly publication which gives details of ‘What's Happening in Harare’ in any given month, as well as, all the regular monthly and weekly activities. Most of the main restaurants and coffee shops are listed in a handy, double page, centre-spread as well as a valuable couple of pages at the back with all the important emergency numbers and community contact details. These should, ideally, be taken out and kept in your handbag, briefcase or cubby hole of your car. We would like to thank all our regular advertisers for their continued support and invite new advertisers to contact our offices should they wish to be included in our popular upmarket publication.

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Publisher Mike Garden mikeg@softrite.co.zw Cell: 0772-209162 Editor & Advertising Jaimee Johnstone jaimee@ndeipi.co.zw Cell: 0772-354177 Tel: 04-853238 Office: 0712-408439 0712-631069 Desk Top Publishing Michelle Mesley dtp@ndeipi.co.zw Printing Printworks Tel: 04-756827/8/9 or 04-304740, 307290 sales@printworksafrica.com Subscriptions: To subscribe to Ndeipi, please send your details and payment to our offices at Softrite in Mount Pleasant, Harare. Subscription costs are $20 and $40 for 6 and 12 months respectively.

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irdLife Zimbabwe regularly leads bird watching walks to the Lake Chivero Bird Sanctuary, which is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Chivero, next to Harare Safari Lodge. Sadly, the lake and its wildlife is under intense pressure from terrible water pollution (note that the lake supplies water to Harare), as well as overfishing and wood chopping. The Lake Chivero Stakeholders have met and are trying to find a solution to these problems. Despite this disturbance, the lake is still a great place to find birds, or just to spend the day walking or relaxing. Twelve people met up for the most recent BirdLife Zimbabwe walk at the Sanctuary on the 8th of

By Nick Hart

September this year, where we were treated, upon arrival, to views of five Impala. Their numbers had dwindled to three individuals recently, so it was pleasing to see a few more. The birding was successful, and we saw about 85 species between the twelve of us. The Shona names are in brackets. Some of the waterbirds spotted were White-breasted Cormorant which breed on the large rocks in the middle of the lake, various Herons (Mchadya) and Egrets, Little Bittern, Glossy Ibis, Hamerkop, about 100 White-faced Duck, plus some Red-billed and Hottentot Teals. The lake is a great place to see the African Fish-eagle (Hungwe), and you may even be lucky enough to see one swoop down and catch a fish right in front of you. Yet more waterbirds were seen including high numbers of Common Moorhen and African Jacana, Black-winged Stilt, Grey-headed Gull and Water Thickknee. A Black-chested Snake-eagle was seen flying high above, and we also saw some interesting bush birds during the walk. African Green-pigeons were seen in a fruiting fig tree. Namaqua Dove, Swallow-tailed Beeeater, African Grey Hornbill (Hoto), Eastern Saw-wing, Black-headed Oriole, African Stonechat, Yellow-throated Longclaw, Orange-breasted Bush Shrike, Purple-banded and Scarlet-chested Sunbirds, Yellow-throated Petronia and Village Weaver (Jesa) were all seen, just to put names to a small selection of what you might find. As you can tell, there is still plenty to see out there, so next time you notice a BirdLife trip to Lake Chivero advertised, make sure you come along! Birdlife Mashonaland Branch organises regular bird walks for its members and non-members free of charge (however there may be entry fees e.g. National Parks or a tip required depending on the location). For further information please contact Tony Alegria 0772-438697, 04-490375, talegria@zol.co.zw Issue No 44 - October 2013

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Please send all event details to us by 15th of the month to appear the following month. Email: jaimee@ndeipi.co.zw

Currently running until Thurs 10th Oct ART EXHIBITION. Alliance Française and Village Unhu present Mostaff Muchawaya's Exhibition of portraits and landscapes entitled ‘My Entire People and Places’, at Alliance Française, Old Mutual theatre, 328 Herbert Chitepo Ave. Tues 1st Oct COMBINED SENIOR SCHOOLS CONCERT Featuring choirs, orchestras, bands and musicians from 14 schools. All guests to be seated by 6.45pm (arrivals from 6pm) at the Celebration Centre, Borrowdale Rd. Tickets $5, hosted in 2013 by Gateway High School. Wed 2nd - Fri 4th Oct KARIBA INVITATIONAL TIGER FISHING TOURNAMENT ‘Wakey Wakey’ Rise and Shine, It's ‘Tiger Time’. Contact: kitft@iwayafrica.co.zw Fri 4th Oct HARARE ATHLETIC CLUB TIME TRIAL 4km run at 5.15pm from Old Georgian’s Sports Club. Contact: Paulette Jarvis 0772-245953, paulettejarvis@gmail.com Fri 4th Oct PINK MARCH wear pink and donate to the Cancer Association. Presentation at the Cancer Association of Zimbabwe offices. Contact: fundraising@cancer.co.zw Fri 4th, Sat 5th, Sun 6th Oct CITY BOWLING CLUB OCTOBER 5s City Bowling Club, 8.30 - all day. 5 bowlers each time. Team members alternate in competing singles, pairs, trips and fours over the 3 day period. Prizes, bar and catering. Contact: Joyce 0772-424999, Nick 0772966626, citybowlingclub@gmail.com Sat 5th Oct SUMMER SAMBA SLAM Open DanceSport Competition 6pm, Jubilee Hall, Hartmann House. Seat tickets at the door $5 per seat come early. Table seats available from Kerry Nielsen $10 per seat. Full bar & catering. Please do not bring own cooler boxes. Contact: 0772-515894 Sat 5th Oct BABY FAIR from 9am-2pm at The Cottage, 8 Coltman Rd, Mt. Pleasant. On sale will be a huge range of baby and toddler products and equipment, new and second-hand. A fun-filled morning. Fast food as well as The Cottage menu available. Jumping castle and playground area. Entry: Adults $2. Gate fee will go towards the work of the Christian Counselling Centre. Sat 5th Oct HIGH TEA in aid of ‘Reach for Recovery’ Breast Cancer Support. A volunteer based organisation made up of women who have been through the experience of Breast Cancer. They reach out to offer help and

hope to newly diagnosed Breast Cancer patients. Join us to raise funds for this important cause. 2.30pm for 3pm start until 5pm at Springfever, 2 Rowland Square, Milton Park. Tickets: $10 from Sister Paulette 0773617618, Theme: Wear pink and a great hat, there will be prizes for the 'Best Hat', 'Best Dressed' and 'Most Creative Hat.’ If you don't have a hat then get creative and make one! Sat 5th Oct WEDDING WOW MINI BRIDAL EXPO 'Over the Rainbow' at 39 Argyle Rd, from 9am-4pm. Guarded parking on Kent Rd. Refreshments, catering, fashion show and entertainment. Contact: 0773272957, linnells@iwayafrica.co.zw Sat 5th - Sun 6th Oct SPCA HORSE SHOW JUMPING at the JR Arena. Contact: Sheila Clark 0772-325144, mashbranch@zol.co.zw Sat 5th - Sun 6th Oct ZIMBABWE NATIONAL INTERSCHOOLS TABLE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS at Westridge High 8.15am-4pm each day. Contact: 0712-570080, zimbabwetabletennis@gmail.com Sun 6th Oct BIRDLIFE MUKUVISI WOODLANDS WALK Meet at 6.30am Turn off Chiremba Rd into Ford Rd (opp. Queensdale shops), cross over Longford Ave and bear left down to the T-junction on Blatherwick Rd. Turn right and gate is about 150m on left. Contact: Tony Alegria 0772-438697, 04-490375, talegria@zol.co.zw Sun 6th Oct NETRADE MAZOWE DOWNHILL RUN on Golden Stairs Rd, 16km from 6.30am. Contact: Paulette Jarvis 0772-245953, paulettejarvis@gmail.com Sun 6th Oct ST JOHN'S SPRING FAIR from 9am-4pm. Adults $3, Children U12 and pensioners $2. Local crafts, home decor, furniture, DIY, and more! Mon 7th Oct PETERHOUSE OPEN DAY from 8.30am. Parents and Grade 6 boys and girls are invited to Peterhouse Boys and Peterhouse Girls to experience some of what we have to offer. Nestled in the country only one and a half hours drive from Harare. An ideal environment for academic, cultural, sporting and outdoor activities. Contact: Peterhouse Boys registrar@peterhouse.co.zw or Peterhouse Girls secretary@phg.co.zw or visit our website www.peterhousegroup.co.zw Thurs 10th – Sat 12th Oct ZTA SANGANAI / HLANGANANI TOURISM SHOW at Harare International Conference Centre.

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Fri 11th Oct IRISH ASSOCIATION INTERPROVINCIAL GOLF at Wingate Golf Club. Call the captain with a 4ball or just come along yourself. Prizes will be mighty, graze will be mightier and the craic will be mightiest. Contact: Gerry McCollum gerry@mccollum.org.uk Sat 12th & Sun 13th Oct HORSE SOCIETY OF ZIMBABWE Dressage & Interbranch Pony Club Dressage. Contact: Sheila Clark 0772-325144, mashbranch@zol.co.zw Sat 12th Oct BIRDLIFE HAKA PARK WALK Meet at 6.30am at Haka Park, Cleveland Dam off Msasa Rd. Contact: Tony Alegria 0772-438697, 04-490375, talegria@zol.co.zw Sat 12th Oct PARTY IN PINK from 6am-9am at Alex Sports Club, Milton Park. Annual Party in Pink third time round - Party, Prevail, Prevent in Pink, join us to raise awareness of Breast Cancer and help raise funds for our community. Contact: http://https://www.facebook.com/events/520045398 068094/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

Sat 12th Oct LARGEST PILLOW FIGHT EVER Going for the Guinness World Book Record. 12-5pm, Old Hararian’s Sports Club. $10 entry children and adults, to engage in play fighting using pillows. Plus Celebrity auction, tug of war, tag rugby, raffle etc. To raise awareness and support for ‘With love Foundation’ for underprivileged children. Contact: Cheyaimoyo Mudede 0736-971414, chenaimoyo@withlove.co.zw Sun 13th Oct KARTING CLUB MEET at Donnybrook Race Track, entrance: $10 per car. Contact: Kevin Dufty 0773-240496, autozone@yoafrica.com or Andrew Revolta 0773-505246, andyrev@zol.co.zw Thurs 17th – Sat 19th Oct ZIMBABWE MEDICAL AND HEALTH EXPO at the Harare International Conference Centre. Contact: www.zimafromedicalexpo.co.zw Thurs 17th Oct BIRDLIFE TALK: ‘Hwange/Vic Falls/Chobe Birding Trip’ by Tony Alegria 5.30pm, Avondale Bowling Club, Brighton Rd btwn 2nd St Ext. and Upper East Rd. Cash bar and a guard. Contact: Tony Alegria 0772-438697, 04-490375, talegria@zol.co.zw

Sat 12th Oct TELECEL DRAG RACING SERIES Please note Thurs 17th Oct dates for final two events of 2013 Drag Racing Series PINK BREAKFAST at Pandhari Lodge. Contact: have been changed. Dragpro Gates open 10.30am at fundraising@cancer.co.zw Donnybrook. Racing starts 11.30am. Full bar, catering, Please send your events for the following entertainment for the kids. Contact: dragproclub@ month’s issue of Ndeipi to jaimee@ndeipi.co.zw mweb.co.zw. “Race the Track, not the Steet”.

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Thurs 17th Oct RAW EXPEDITION - ZAMBEZI KAYAK FESTIVAL we are looking for kayakers to represent RAW in the festival. Kayaking training has begun, dam sprints at Hillside dams twice a week for fitness. Pool sessions for rolling practice and sharing skills and tips. Contact: Dylan dylan@raw-adrenaline.org Thurs 17th Oct SUPER QUIZ NIGHT Special one-off at Queen of Hearts, 1 Hurworth Rd, Cnr Enterprise at 6.30pm. $5 entry (further donations welcomed). Great prizes for the top 3 teams. Soup and bread available with voluntary donation pot and delicious QofH cakes. All proceeds go towards the operation expenses of young Zim women suffering from obstetric fistulas. Fri 18th Oct HARARE ATHLETIC CLUB TIME TRIAL 4km run at 5.15pm from Old Georgian’s Sports Club. Contact: Paulette Jarvis 0772-245953, paulettejarvis@gmail.com Fri 18th Oct ST GEORGE'S COLLEGE CLASS OF 63 REUNION! Join us at the school for our 50th Anniversary. Are your friends looking forward to seeing you again? https://sites.google.com/site/sgclassof63/ Sat 19th & Sun 20th Oct HORSE EVENTING Contact: Sheila Clark 0772325144, mashbranch@zol.co.zw

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Sat 19th, Sun 20th, Sat 26th, Sun 27th Oct THE COMBINED PHOENIX & HARARE MALE VOICE CHOIRS present their end of year Dinner concert “A Little Light Music” at Hellenic Club, Eastlea (next to Chapman G.C.). Sats 6.30 for 7pm, Suns 11.30 for 12pm. Tickets include 3 course meal $25 from any choir member, Autoworld, Chisipite Judy 0712-631488, Veldemeer's Belgian Chocolate Shop, Arundel Village Lorna Scholtz 04-301989. Contact: Paul 0772-469110, Clive 0772-338067, Hilary 0772245072, Sally 0733-749535 Sun 20th Oct BIRDLIFE MONAVALE VLEI WALK Meet at 7am on the BS Leon side of Fenella Dr. Contact: Tony Alegria 0772-438697, 04-490375, talegria@zol.co.zw Sun 20th Oct 3 BRIDGES RUN from Greystone Park Shops, 22km from 6am. Contact: Paulette Jarvis 0772245953, paulettejarvis@gmail.com Thurs 24th Oct THINK PINK GOLF DAY at Chapman Golf Club. Contact: fundraising@cancer.co.zw Fri 25th Oct OLD GEORGIANS' ASSOC. GOLF DAY at Chapman Golf Club. Four-ball alliance; prize giving, auction, evening cocktail party. Cost $200 per team of four. Sponsorship avail. OGs, friends, past parents of St George's, Hartmann House & St Michael's, ladies' teams, please support. Anyone can enter. Contact: Suzanne Robinson alumni@stgeorges.co.zw


Sat 26th & Sun 27th Oct SHOW JUMPING Horse Society of Zim at the JR Arena. Contact: Sheila Clark 0772325144, mashbranch@zol.co.zw

Sat 2nd Nov KARTING CLUB MEET in Bulawayo. Contact: Kevin Dufty 0773-240496, autozone@yoafrica.com or Andrew Revolta 0773505246, andyrev@zol.co.zw

Sat 26th Oct A HIPPIE A'FAIR 2-6pm at 88 Peirson Cl, Emerald Hill. Chai in the garden, drumming, dancing, unusual and affordable crafts hand-made in Zimbabwe. Bring your umbrella in case! Children free with creative and fun things to make. Password: LOVE. Adults $2 Contact: 0773-614925, odettevanrensburg@yahoo.co.uk

Sat 2nd Nov ST JOHN'S PREP SCHOOL FIREWORKS from 4-9pm. Full bar, catering. Fireworks display at 7pm sharp. Strictly no admittance after 7.15pm. No glass receptacles permitted on the premises.

Sat 26th Oct OLD MUTUAL VUMBA MOUNTAIN RUN from Leopard Rock Hotel 5km, 10km ,21km. Accommodation: special rates for participants and supporters. Booking, details contact: Byran Rocher 0712-441489, golf@theleopardrock.com, 0772-100790/4, reservations@theleopardrock.com Sat 26th Oct PETRUS ERAMUS TALK ON BUTTERFLIES at the Mukuvisi Education Centre at 2 for 2.30pm. Contact: 04747111/23, 0774-198009

Sun 3rd Nov - DIWALI Tues 8th – Thurs 10th Nov GOOD LIVING EXPO at the Harare International Conference Centre. Zimbabwe's Leading Business, Leisure & Lifestyle Show. Good-living products & services for high to middle-income business, leisure and lifestyle consumers. Contact: <http://www.goodlivingexpo.org>. Sun 16th Nov TRIATHLON ZIMBABWE OPEN WATER SWIM at Troutbeck Resort, Nyanga. Clean, clear and safe open water. Early bird entry fee $15 (first 200 to receive T-shirt and swim cap). Contact: info@zimtri.org for entry forms and event details. Categories: male & female, Under 14,16,18,19-24,2539,40+. Min age 13 yrs.

Sat 26th - Sun 27th Oct YACHT CLUB FAMILY WEEKEND The Optimist Class Racing Association together with Jacana Yacht Club, is hosting a family fun-filled weekend from 12pm Sat at Jacana Yacht Club on Lake Chivero with the highlight being a large fireworks display off a floating raft on Lake Chivero on Sun night. Tickets $20 from Bratz Basement, Antonio’s, Kingfishers Park. Full catering, entertainment for all. Free camping, great facilities. Sun 27th Oct BIRDLIFE WILD GEESE WALK Meet at 6.30am at CABS, Northridge Rd. Contact: Tony Alegria 0772-438697, 490375, talegria@zol.co.zw Sun 27th Oct GENERATION HEALTH PINK TRIATHLON organised by Rolf Valley Sport and Health, Triathlon Zimbabwe at Mt Pleasant Swimming Pool. Contact: zimtri1@pakenham.org Sun 27th Oct HOMEFIELD HARVEST FESTIVAL Homefield Centre for the care and education of the intellectually challenged. We are looking stallholders with wide a range of products. Stalls $20 each. Festival will be well advertised and we expect a bumper crowd. Homefield will have a second-hand jumble stall. Please donate second hand goods. Contact: Jenny de Jong on 0779-750919, jennydejong9@gmail.com to arrange collection and stall booking. Contact: 0772-440985/7, 04-308035, janet@westale.com

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All bookings at the Spotlight call 04-308159 For up-to-date info on what’s on at Reps visit www.reps.co.zw

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STAGE PRODUCTIONS:

THEATRE PSTAIRS the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show in the Main Stage auditorium at 6.30pm and then a Halloween disco party in the main bar afterwards. Prizes for best dressed. Food available, all welcome. Tickets for the movie $5 each, no cover charge for the after party. Check out the costumes in the Reps Wardrobe (open 8.30am to 6pm daily Mon-Fri). Come in a group and show off your 'rocky' skills! Watch out for news of the ITALIAN WORLD FESTIVAL which will have a performance at Reps, as well as a CABARET coming from Alliance Francaise, scheduled to have two performances at Reps. Check out ww.reps.co.zw for updates or call The Spotlight. Theatre Upstairs (date to be confirmed): screening by the Harare Film Society of the 1962 classic, To Kill A Mockingbird. Join the society and find out more: aquarius@iwayafrica.co.zw THE SPOTLIGHT Harare’s Central booking office at Reps Theatre, Belgravia Shopping Centre, for all Reps productions and many other events and shows in and around Harare. Open Mon - Fri 9am to 4pm, Sat 9am to 12 noon, and one hour before shows start in the two theatres. Contact: 04-308159, reps@mweb.co.zw REPS Office: Mon-Fri 8am to 4.30pm 04-335850, 336706

MAIN STAGE - Tues 1st – Sun 6th Oct VIENNESE OPERETTA. A delightful revue featuring songs from four popular operettas: The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus, and of Smiles and The Gypsy Baron. Musical direction by Lorna Kelly, direction by Linda Hyde. All songs sung in English for added enjoyment. Preview night Tues Oct 1, 7pm – pensioners free and all others half price. Gala performance Weds Oct 2, 7pm for the Well Woman Clinic. Evening performances Thurs Oct 3 and Fri Oct 4,7pm, matinee performances Sat Oct 5 and Sun Oct 6, both 2.30pm. Fri 11th – Sat 12th Oct REPSTOCK. A concert show featuring top bands and singers, with a special emphasis on older audiences on Fri and younger audiences on Sat. Show time both nights 7pm. Let your hair down and have a great night out. Watch out for details of performers. Thurs 31st Oct FUN HALLOWEEN PARTY with a screening of

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Fri 4th Oct – Alphonse Chui sings live from 6.30pm Mon 7th Oct – An Evening of Words, with the theme Early Halloween. Food on sale. Starts 6.30pm Sun 13th Oct – October fun pub quiz, 11.15am. All welcome, including family teams. Quiz host will be Annadora Smith. Fri 25th Oct – Retrospex will rock the night away from 7pm Thurs 31st Oct – Halloween disco party Day visitor cards available for social events, to enable non-members to purchase drinks in main bar except when otherwise stated. No cover charge for social events (except for Repstock).

MOVIES AT STER-KINEKOR Please phone to check what movies are showing as they change during the month. Westgate and Eastgate: To receive Line-up and promotional messages send a ‘call me back’ to 0774-208449. Show times: 12.30pm, 3pm, 5.30pm, 8pm. Contact: Westgate 04-332253, Eastgate 04-701933, email info@sterkine.co.zw


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Know Your Trees with Meg Coates Palgrave: megcp@zol.co.zw

With such an equitable climate, aren't we lucky to live in miombo woodland country, where the trees announce the arrival of spring? Miombo woodland is defined by the presence of Brachystegia spiciformis, Musasa, Julbernardia globiflora known as Munondo in this area and Isoberlinia which occurs in Zambia. Someone once told me they had seen a cross between a Musasa and a Munondo, but I am afraid that would be almost impossible. Although they

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the rachis. The Munondos come into flower after Christmas, and these are borne over the Munondo pods top of the tree, developing into velvety pods giving the trees the appearance of having a halo of little flags. The Musasa usually has leaves with three or four pairs of leaflets, with those at the end very much larger than the others, so they tend to hang down and wave when they catch a slightest breeze. This is the friendly tree. Why? Because it waves to us of course. The leaves are usually hairless and there are bumps on top of the rachis just below the leaflets. Once the leaves have turned green, usually during September, the Musasas come belong to the same family they are in different genera. It would be the same as saying you had into flower, filling the woodland with their scent. When the pods develop they are hairless and a cross between a chicken and a duck. easily seen among the leaves. People often have difficulty distinguishing In nature, there are frequently exceptions between the Musasa and the Munondo, but it is and one should never say “always” or “never”. really very easy, if you know how - and if you In the Eastern Districts, the Musasas break the look properly. rule and often have five, six, seven or even eight Both species are more or less pagodapairs of leaflets, but it is still the friendly tree. shaped with pale grey, smoothish bark when young, that becomes darker and rough with age. Spring tints They both have paripinnate leaves - leaves like a feather with a stick in the middle, the rachis, with bits on the sides, the leaflets, and two leaflets at the end. That is where the similarity ends. The leaves of the Munondo are velvety, even if only along the rachis and as a fringe around the leaflet margin. They usually have four to seven pairs of leaflets and are without bumps on Issue No 44 - October 2013

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By Ant Fynn

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inter is now behind us, and the stacks of firewood for sale on the side of the road have diminished considerably as demand drops with the coming of summer. Exotics such as Gums and Cyprus trees are no problem, but the damage done to our indigenous trees every winter is horrific. First to go are any dead trees, and then live trees, even though they do not burn particularly well until they are very dry. So what is the problem with burning indigenous wood and, in the context of this article - dead trees in particular? Dead trees are dead, right? They have served their purpose, had seeds, fruit or had something eat their leaves. And now they have died and are disposable? Are they there just to be used as firewood? No! Very wrong! Dead trees have only fulfilled half of their ecological life when they die and are as valuable in death as in life. They are as important to the health of bird and insect life in the garden as they are to the ecology of a totally wild area. Take that amazing old Msasa tree in your garden (if you are lucky enough to have Msasa in your garden, treasure them!), it may well be 100 plus years old. It could have died from a number of causes of which old age is only one; perhaps drought and a low water table, disease, perhaps it was burnt, or even herbicide sprayed on the lawn and the tree reacted, there are many possible reasons. In death, it takes on life of a different form. Dead trees are vital to birds, insects and the whole ecology.

Many birds, such as the Crested and Blackcollared Barbets, only make their nest holes in dead wood, and enrich your garden with their colour and calls. Woodpeckers arrive for insect food and also make their nests in the softer wood. Barbet and Woodpecker holes are later used by Sparrows, Glossy and Plum-coloured Starlings, Hoopoes, Tits, and even the smaller Owls. Some of these return every year to the same nest holes; the wonder of nature in your own garden! With a dead tree a whole new supermarket has just opened in your garden. Robins, Thrushes, Shrikes, Wood Hoopoes - anything that loves insects will be there. Termites begin eating the wood, and there are very few bird species that do not love termites! Any tree with rough bark is a haven for insects that can live in some sort of safety under the bark. Spiders also live there feeding on the insects (I know many of you don't like spiders, but as long as they stay in the trees, it's ok.) As the tree ages and the wood becomes softer, borers make holes, Carpenter Bees (Bumble Bees) make holes for their larvae, the tree becomes more and more alive. Lizards and Geckos will find food and shelter. A whole new community is living on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;deadâ&#x20AC;? tree. All this just from leaving a tree to die naturally. This shows how they are as important in death as they should be in life. Saving indigenous trees, dead or alive, is vital to our entire ecology. Issue No 44 - October 2013

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Compiled By Mike Garden

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arare is one of those special places in the world that has an abundance of outdoor facilities for playing sport with weather conditions that are extremely favourable for most of the year. Golf is, of course, a very popular sport here in Zimbabwe and we are privileged to have 11 full length golf courses in and around Harare with playing fees that are far less than those in other, more populated parts of the world. Nomads Golf Club is an association that offers a chance to play golf and raise money for underprivileged people at the same time. Nomads started in South Africa in 1960 and was introduced to Zimbabwe in 1968. There are currently 350 players in 3 different clubs around the country. The Nomads motto of “Through golf the remembrance of others” is summarised by the following objectives: 1. To encourage, promote and support the game of golf. 2. To raise funds for charities and for the furtherance of golf. 3. To provide an opportunity for members in all walks of life to meet regularly to make and/or renew good friendships.

Nomads play together at a different golf club once a month and generally play on a Sunday afternoon when most courses are fairly quiet. Once a year, the club has a Charity Day when we take over one of the golf courses and invite friends and business colleagues to join us for a well organised morning or afternoon of golf in a relaxed atmosphere. This Charity Day was played at Chapman Golf club this year and was organised by our Vice Captain, Denis Tapson, and his hard working committee. Large food parcels, valued at $10,000 each, were donated by Innscor Distribution and presented at prize giving to St Marcellin's Children's Village in Hatfield, St Joseph's Home for Boys in Belvedere and the Shekinah Glory Trust situated in Arcadia. The committee have also arranged for six solar geysers to be installed at an old age home in Mvurwi, called Malvern Trust. If you would like to assist Nomads with their continual fund raising activities, please contact Denis Tapson on 0772-286211 or email denis@healthintergrp.com

Charity Golf Day at Chapman Golf Club From left: Ben Chikwakwata (Midlands), Mike Garden (Harare), Ben Manyenyeni (Harare Mayor), Wellington Chando (Mashonaland) Charity Golf Day at Chapman Golf Club

Below: Some of the donated food packs given to St Marcellin’s Children’s Village

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Compiled by Cav. C. Trinci, Jonathan and Emmanuel

14 COUNTRIES, over 200 Pipe Bands, 8,000 pipers and drummers and 40,000 spectators: these are just a few statistics regarding the Piping World Championships held in Glasgow this year. The St John's College Pipe Band visited Scotland for the first time in August. This was a great experience and an ideal learning opportunity for the band. They marched and piped with the world's best at the competition which was held over two days, the 17th and 18th August. It was the culmination of months of hard work, steadfast practice and determined fund-raising events. The welcome the College boys received was overwhelming. The efforts made in travelling to Glasgow and participating in the Championships were acknowledged by all, including the Lord Provost of Glasgow at a reception in the Glasgow City Chambers. Whilst the College band did not make it to the finals amongst very stiff competition, the greatest honour and privilege was being requested to march in the opening Parade through Glasgow, one of four bands chosen out of more than 200 bands in the festival. Marching with the College boys were three other bands from distant corners of the Globe: Australia, Mexico and Canada. The band was very fortunate to visit the College of Piping in Glasgow which is one of the few and best Scottish piping and drumming institutions in the world. It was indeed one of the highlights of Competition Time! Marching in the arena in Glasgow

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the tour. A great deal was learnt from prominent pipers and drummers who assisted the band with tuition to enable the band to achieve a higher standard of musical performance with good technique and technical ability. Once the Competition was over, the St John's boys were able to relax and join the many visitors to Scotland as ordinary 'tourists'. In Edinburgh for the final three days, we were immersed in the spirit of the famous festival and attended many of the 'fringe' events. In a very busy schedule over two weeks, we managed to include visits to Science Museums, Bothwell Castle, McCallum's Pipe Factory, St Andrew's (including a personal tour inside the Royal and Ancient Golf Clubhouse) and rounding off with a visit to the imposing Edinburgh Castle. The band now hopes to continue competing in the World Pipe Band Championships as well as any other championships abroad to showcase talents and further improve and gain more knowledge and experience. In addition, we hope this trip and experience will inspire all band members to work harder and aim to win competitions in the future and that this trip will motivate more students to take up pipes and drums to enable continuity. The College Pipe Band gratefully acknowledges the support given so generously by so many fellow Zimbabweans and would like to thank the Headmaster, Mr Bill Annandale, the Band Master, Mr Trinci, the Parents Fundraising Committee, sponsors and everyone who contributed to making the Scotland trip possible. Without your support, none of these achievements would have been possible.

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12th of October 2013 12 - 5pm, Old Hararian’s Sports Club We at ‘With Love Foundation’ believe that giving back is the greatest opportunity to make our world a better place. The “Largest Pillow Fight Ever” is an event designed to raise awareness and support for our organisation and its programmes, that benefit the underprivileged, orphaned and vulnerable children as well as provide publicity for the organisation at national and international levels. This initiative offers an opportunity to work in tandem with the Zimbabwean nation building policy, as it targets people from all walks of life, namely academic institutions and varying fields of commerce and industry in the country. The theme is 'One Nation, One Love'. Participants will pay a fee of $10 to allow children and adults to engage in play fighting using pillows as weapons. Other activities on the day will include a celebrity auction, tug of war, tag rugby, a raffle as well as fun family events. To date, the current World Record for the largest pillow fight was set on November 14, 2008. The previous record was beaten by 58 people, with 3,706 people all fighting at once. We intend to beat this record by inviting 5,000 people to come and pillow fight in the name of 'Unity of Common Purpose'. With Love Foundation, with the aid of various government ministries, has officially invited the Guinness Book of World Records to claim this event as a world record and they have given us the go

ahead (Claim ID: 418645), and The Book of African Records will be there to officiate this event. We would like to purchase a fully equipped Mobile Soup Kitchen with the funds raised. The With Love Mobile Soup Kitchen (WLMSK) will provide free, healthy and nutritious meals for school children and marginalised members of the Zimbabwean community beginning with Mashonaland Central Province. Thereafter, we hope to expand to the Masvingo Province and Matabeleland Province. Every person who comes to us is welcomed, without regard to race, sex, age, colour, religion, national origin, handicap or income. To this end, WLMSK wishes to provide a hot meal once daily especially in schools and an emergency food bank for people in crisis. Soup and bread will be served from our Mobile Soup Kitchens and distributed five days a week from different locations around the country. This will be a vital connection point, making first contact with vulnerable children and meeting their most urgent needs. Quite simply, we are just doing what little we can with ideas to making a difference and playing our part in building a lasting heritage of our beautiful country, Zimbabwe. For more information, contact Chenaimoyo Mudede 0736-971414, 0772-264471 chenaimoyo@withlove.co.zw, website: www.facebook.com/WithLoveFoundation

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- Harare's new Zumba and Salsa hotspot Tired of boring exercise routines, counting to e-i-g-h-t, and not winning? Want to shed off those extra kilos faster and still have fun? Look no further! Salsa's Dance & Fitness Studio is the place for you. Now open at Old Georgians Sports Club in Groombridge, offering exclusive Zumba fitness classes for adults and children, Salsa sessions, Pilates, Bollywood and Indian Dance, six days a week from early morning to evening. For the more conservative, there are oneon-one sessions and special group classes for technique and style. That is not all… Salsa's gets groovier, transforming into a salsa lounge every other weekend where you can samba the night away in true Latin-American style. At a fun Salsa night recently, Harare's top Zumba instructors took the stage and sent the crowd into a frenzy! So what is Zumba? Zumba is a Latin-American word which simply means “have fun and move the body vigorously”. Since this dance exercise craze was introduced in early 2000, gyms, studios and night clubs all over the world are feeling the Zumba fever. The global phenomenon has hit Harare with the grand opening of Salsa's with a variety of genres that include merengue, salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, samba, flamenco, calypso and bachata. We offer mixed sessions to suit everyone – low (for beginners), intermediate, and advanced (jam sessions). With our Zumba package, we throw in toning, stretch and abdominal exercises to ensure you keep those kilos away. For those who still wish to keep fit, but without having to shake and booty pop, there are pilates classes to choose from, as well as the popular Bums and Tums 15 min sessions that follow most of our dance classes. Saturdays are extra special with Zumbatomic classes at 8am for kids between the ages of 4 and 12, followed by a Master Jam Zumba session for those who are “hooked” and dare to dance for a solid 2 hours and challenge themselves! Salsa's team of Zumba and Salsa dancers rock with you, using the latest moves and music. Why Zumba? Zumba is designed for everyone, any shape, size and age. The programme is not limited to dancers, fitness fanatics or women – anyone is welcome and can benefit from a Zumba class and have fun. Our team members are all qualified instructors, with international Zumba Instructors Network (ZIN) certification. So, to lose weight, tone and have fun, Salsa's is ready to dance with you in true Zumba style. Membership is $75 per month. This allows access to any class at any time, with great facilities. Drop-in sessions are $8. Pop into see us for more information, and try out our cushioned wooden laminated dance floor – the only one of its kind! Whatsapp Toya on 0772-908516 or Lora on 0773-687012, or zumba4zim@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook, zumba4zim. Everyone joining in at Salsa’s launch Issue No 44 - October 2013

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Saturday 14th September started early with a 4 ball Mexican hat format, for organisers and golfers from different communities. Many of the golfers were there to remember Peter Hampson, a local farmer and entertainer, who was tragically killed last year in a car accident. Just under 100 golfers made use of the two wonderful 9-hole courses at Kadoma and Eiffel Flats. At midday, golfers converged at Kadoma Golf Club for lunch and an auction of teams. A tidy sum of money was raised for a community trust. First and second places were won by Chinhoyi teams with a local Chegutu team in third.

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Exclusive Amanzi 158 Enterprise Rd, 04-497768, 480883, 0772 336224 Emmanuels - International Bronte Hotel, J Chinamano Ave, 04796631-5 La Fontaine Under renovation using Bagatelle until further notice, Meikles Hotel, 04-250551-5, 251705, 707721 Victoria 22 Sat/Mon dinner only 22 Victoria Ave, 04-776429, 0733 464646, 0732 222222/3

Up-Market Alo Alo 10 Forest Row, Arundel Village, 04369198, 369257, Lesley 0712 602 245, Adrian 0773 265 933 Da Eros Pizzeria - Genuine Italian Food 86 East Road 04-332044, 0772 191135 Dv8 Restaurant - Steakhouse Kamfinsa Shopping Centre, 04-497477, 497773 Wifi Fishmonger 50 East Rd, 04-308164, 302285 Imba Matombo Albert Glen Close, 0712 403530, 0774 514235 Leonardo’s Sam Levy’s Village, 04-883158, 0772 247990 The Mill Shop 19 Ballantyne Park, 04-882747 Monos Restaurant Sat closed lunch open dinner Crowne Plaza Hotel, 04-704501-30 Wild Geese Lodge - The Goose 2 Buckland Lane, 04-2917977, 0772 145103

Speciality Exotic Arnaldos - Portuguese 7 Bessemer Cres, Graniteside, 04-773877, 0772 744669 Arnaldos Kensington Shopping Centre 0772 238306, 0712 348525, 0772 729306, 04-705617 Apple Gees Newlands Shopping Centre, 04-252279-80

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Rose Courtyard Newlands, 0779 530254, 0772 406975 Bavarian Restaurant and Bar Elmo’s - Pizza 116 Baines Av, Cnr 3rd and Baines, 04- St Avondale Shopping Centre, 252362, 793877, 0772 252037 04-334980/2, 0772 241722 The Butcher’s Kitchen La - Chinese Sam Levy's Village, 04-884445, 884573 Shangri 155 Enterprise Rd, 04-443263/4, 0773 288717, 0733 415857 Chang Thai Restaurant The Sitar - Indian Shop 4, 1 Harrow Rd, Doon Estate, No 2 Cecil Rhodes Dr, 04-746215, Msasa, 04-485609, 0773 222276, 0779 2906169, 0712 616562 763666 Sizzlers - Indian Cuisine China Restaurant 1 Rushmere Lane, Ridgeview, 0772 17 Rowland Square, Milton Park, 0772 No 402893, 0772 352121 945077, 0774 934934 Steakout Butcher & Grill The Circle Avondale Shopping Centre, 0714 885005 Borrowdale Shopping Centre (next to TM), 0772 572816, 0775 608007 The Tandoor - Indian Hurtsview Rd, Sunrise Sports Club, Coimbra - Portuguese 61 Selous Ave, 04-700237, 0772 460316 04-785928, 0778 263667 Tinkerbell Restaurant Deli Palace - Indian Gaydon Rd, Greystone Park Shopping Portuguese Upton Road, Ardbennie 04-661697, Centre, 04-883178, 885358, 0778 464393 4664745, 0774-532184 Endaweni - The Place Wing Wah Traditional 20 Maarsdorp Ave, Alex Chinese International 84 Glenara Ave, Park, 864 405 1561, 864 405 1517 Highlands, 0773 967999 Great Wall - Chinese 94 East Rd, 0712 616 282, 04-334149 Giuliana’s Restaurant - Italian Family - General New management Rumbavu Park, Enterprise Rd, 0772 363292 Adrienne’s Enq. re specials Fairways Building 2nd St Ext, 04Globe Trotter - African Cuisine 335602, 0772 742326 Lot 1, Good Hope, Old Mazoe Rd (2km from Westgate Shop Centre) Arti's Restaurant Traditional (Old 360° Restaurant) Sam Levy's Village, Borrowdale. Bookings 0714 188252, L’Escargot - French 0771 564463 Courteney Hotel, 04-704409 Artsky Restaurant L’O de Vie - French/Belgian Newlands Shopping Centre, 04-252269, 68 Enterprise Rd, 0712 413640 0779 878645 Bannie’s Cnr 2nd St/J Nyerere, 04-251450 The Olive Restaurant Veg/Health 11 College Rd, Alex Park, 0773 246860, The Bistro Restaurant The Corner House, 2 Kingsmead Lane/ 0774 455714 Borrowdale Rd, 04-851231 Mojos Churrascaria - South Butlers American Newlands Shopping Centre, 0776 10 East Rd, 04-705993, 761639 270744, 0772-693172 Natalia's Cuisine Continental Café Afrique Restaurant Cresta Oasis Hotel, 04-790861-4 Long Cheng Plaza, Bulawayo Rd and Mutley bend 0774-604039 Carriage Halt Restaurant 117 King George Rd, Avondale, 04Paula’s Place - Portuguese 303394, 0778 842903 314 Samora Machel Ave, 04-497950 Chatters Picobello Pizzeria - Pizza Cresta Lodge 04-487006, 486214, 47 Glenara Ave, 0733 436191 0772437801/2 The Pointe - Portuguese Elcombe's Restaurant 3rd Street 04-2931603, 734240, 0772 114 Seke Rd, Graniteside entrance 468123, 0772 468131 Stevenson Rd, 0777 466942


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Connections Hot Spot: Ecoweb 162 Swan Dr, Celebration Centre, Borrowdale, 04-850880/88-92 ext 246 40 Cork Rd Café Kwamambo Gallery, 40 Cork Rd, 04253586, 0772 191136 The Cottage 8 Coltman Rd, Mt Pleasant, 0772 302633 Delicious Sam Levy's Village 0772 329355 Freshly Ground Borrowdale, 0772 688823 Free internet Gazebo - Buffet Crowne Plaza, 04-704501 Giovanni’s 51 Quorn Ave, 0772 440043, 04-369734/5 Greek Sizzler Café 2 Pomona Shopping Centre, 04-883621, 0772 219569 Jack Spratz Bistro 5 Hurworth Rd, Highlands 04-497888, 0772 368391 Kingfisher Farm 61 Prices Ave, Emerald Hill Le Jardin Intermarket Life Towers, 0772 365946 La Patisserrie Rainbow Towers, 04-772633/9 Lucullus Café Restaurant Athienitis SPAR, Fife Avenue ,Shopping Centre 04-704228/703621 Meikles Lounge Meikles Hotel, 04-707721 Coffee Shops Mukuvisi Coffee Shop Mukuvisi Woodlands, 04-747111/23 ex Antique Rose 102, 0772 613023 72 Second St Ext, Golden Stairs Nursery, 0771 131896 Noah’s Park New management Umwinsidale Rd, 0772 357189, Bottom Drawer 0772 600520 14 Maarsdorp Ave, 04-745679, 0772 235566 The Plot Café Brentos 9 Carrick Creagh Rd, Quinnington, 0776 16 Greendale Ave, 04-497504 638385, 04-2930531 Café Espresso Pistachio - Café/Restaurant 49 Cork Rd 04-797491-2, 0776 270702 Shop 19 Sam Levy's Village, 0774 280507, 0773 494520, 0772 142030 Café Noir Free Internet Helensvale Shopping Centre, 0772 816858 Queen of Hearts Wifi 1 Hurworth Rd/cnr Enterprise Rd, 0779 Café Nush 948835 Avondale Shopping Centre, 04-335201 Shop Café - Vegetarian Café Nush Organik’s Cnr Dacombe Rd/Hindhead Ave, Chisipite Doon Estate 04-446684 0778 666555 Sopranos Café Xpresso No 6 Argyle Rd 04-333833, 0772 191130 First Floor, Shop 51, Bond Street 19 Fernleigh Rd, Pomona Shopping Complex, Mt Pleasant, 04304600, 304819

Sorella’s Pizzeria & Café 1 Fisher Ave, Rolf Valley (opposite St John's College) 0778 842016/088 Spring Fever Café - Plaaskombuis 2 Rowland Sq, Milton Park, 0772 711985, 0772 687344 The Tea Shoppe 8 The Chase, 0772 738196 Theos House of Coffees 167 Enterprise Rd, 0772 881877 Upper Crust 1st Fl Batanai Gardens, 04-751339, 756663 Vali’s Bakery Café & Pizzaria Kensington Shops, 04-706857, 794948 Vanilla Moon 8 Seagrave Rd, 04-333394 Veldemeers 1 Harrow Rd, Doon Estate, Msasa, 0712 603886, 04-486169 Village Café Sam levy’s Village Spar, 04-853021-7 Villa Musika - The Tea Garden 39 McLaughlin Rd, 0772 340888 chris.pocock2009@gmail.com

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By Abigail Kawonza

AS current National Women's coach I have embarked on a three-pronged programme:1) Talent identification in schools. 2) Spreading the game to grassroots. 3) Widening the national selection pool and ensuring its existence in the years to come. To achieve these plans, I selected girls from high schools to form a club called the ‘Cubs’ which is participating in the local league. The club consists of girls from Hatfield High, Mbare High, George Stark, Manyame, Roosevelt and one from Eaglesvale. These girls have come from being the rookies in the league to third-place. Beating teams like Police, Air Force, Gweru and Bulawayo. This year, our main goal is to establish ourselves and next year we will definitely participate in the league cup final. Establishing a club in an amateur sport is very expensive in Zimbabwe. These girls need transport money to attend training, training kit, boots, trainers, food to ensure they are fit to play and as part of the development plan, it is our intention to implement a structure that supports the girls through formal schooling while they remain committed to the sport. Donations of boots and trainers would make sure the girls do not play bare foot. Monetary donations of up to $20 would ensure transport and that we have a good training session, $50 would ensure the girls eat after the Saturday games and $120 will ensure one girl attends one full term of school. With this third term being a Seven’s Rugby season for all schools, we will once again go out

Action by the National Women’s side, in Zambia, vs Botswana

and fish for talent, widening and extending our skill levels. With over 200 young girls playing rugby in Harare alone, establishing an Academy would be a single step away. With these young girls we will ensure growth and follow our male counterparts, The Cheetahs and take rugby far. For further questions please email Abigail on abigail.kawonza@hotmail.com. Any donations would be gratefully accepted and can be dropped off at the Bishopslea School office, with your details please.

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hino Knights is a campaign aimed at educating children on the importance of wildlife conservation with the current rhino poaching crisis spear-heading the campaign. In 2009, my husband, Lloyd, and I completed a journey with our horses around South Africa to raise awareness of African Horse Sickness. This journey took 581 days and we covered 7,411km. The further we travelled the more aware we became of our horses, ourselves and the land we were riding. That is why we started our non-profit company Earth Awareness which is about creating awareness of self, others and the environment! When we returned, we were hit by a shocking and sad reality. The 11 rhino that used to live on a reserve near us had been killed and this sparked deep anger, sadness and complete helplessness! It also sparked the wish to do something about it and after moving away from the Eastern Cape to the Natal Midlands, we by chance moved 10kms away from rhino conservation icon Dr Ian Player. He saved the white Rhino from extinction in the 60s and today, at 86 years of age, he is still fighting for their survival. Ian became our mentor and after many conversations between Lloyd, Ian and myself, the 'Rhino Knights' campaign under the banner of Earth Awareness was born. This year, in aid of raising awareness for Africa's wildlife locally and internationally, I have run and cycled 9,259 kms from Durban through some of the most beautiful countries in the world. I am originally from Germany, having only lived in South Africa for the past five and a half years. The challenges behind conserving these beautiful animals and their natural habitats are far greater than I ever expected. I truly believe that environmental education from an early age is vital. Amazingly, I am not tired or feel like I need a rest after the last few months, the total opposite is the case. Having had moments and time for reflection whilst on

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the bike or running, I cannot wait to put new projects into action. Lloyd and I have worked on this project for over a year, pouring our hearts and energy into it and the preparation period was incredibly stressful, hitting barrier after barrier, having to battle through people's doubts. Raising financial support and product sponsorship was almost impossible and in the end we mostly financed the campaign ourselves. I am exhilarated to say that despite all odds, we made it and we are very proud of what we have achieved. I would like to sincerely thank those who have supported us, as without you this would not have been possible. Currently, every 11 hours, a Rhino life is poached for its horn and at this current rate, the children of today will not lay their eyes upon this species as adults. Children are the future of conservation and the environment and that is why we have visited schools all along our route and held presentations for pupils. After each visit to a school I am inspired and motivated to carry on. There is â&#x20AC;&#x153;light at the end of the tunnelâ&#x20AC;? and it shines from within each child. Lloyd and I are just two normal people trying to do something out of the ordinary and we hope to inspire the children to believe in themselves and that their voices count. A united and loud voice through a virtual Facebook and Youtube Rhino Knights movement across the world will be heard, and is able to make demands to get governments to protect rhino and other wildlife!

For more information visit: www.earthawareness.co.za or email rhinoknights@gmail.com

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Chiremba Balancing Rocks: Chiremba Rd, Epworth. 04-751797/8, directorzmhs@ nmmz.co.zw Exhibition Park Amusement Park: Cnr Rengai Tangwena/Samora Machel, open 11am - 8pm. 04-780963/5, pr@zas.co.zw Haka Game Park: Turning along Mutare Rd, opp. Old Jaggers. 04-701330, 0712-404160, admin@glcomms.co.zw Kingfisher Animal Farm: 61 Prices Drive, Emerald Hill. 0772-307489 Noah's Park Children's Animal and Novelty Park: 1 Rockyhill Close, Umwinsidale. 0772-335775, 0772-357189 Mbizi Game Park: Twentydales Rd, ext, Hatfield. 04-700676-8, 0732-475503, 0712-602305, info@mbizi.co.zw Monavale Vlei: Along Fenella Dr. 04-304298, 0772-772771, cosmo@yoafrica.com Mukuvisi Woodland Nature Reserve: Hillside Rd. 04-747123, 0774-198009, mukwa@zol.co.zw Safety Sam Traffic Training Centre: The Chase, Mt Pleasant. 04-303983, 0773-306706.

Raintree: Unwinsidale Rd, Glen Lorne. Open Sundays, weekdays by appointment only. Cindy 0772-333965, Ian 0772-236864, iancindy@zol.co.zw Tree Top Adventure Park: Rumbavu Park, 4.1km past Chisipite shops. treetopsav@gmail.com Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary: Arcturus Rd. Sarah Carter 0772-592944, 0733-043239, sarah@twalatrust.co.zw Wild Is Life Animal Sanctuary: Delport Rd. 0779949821 The National Archives: Borrowdale Rd, Gunhill, 04-792741, nat.archives@gta.gov.zw The National Botanical Gardens: 5th St. 04707624-9, bookings@zimparks.co.zw The National Gallery of Zimbabwe: Cnr Julius Nyerere/Park Lane, 04-704666/7, ngallery@mweb.co.zw The National Museums and Monuments: 107 Rotten Row, 04-752876, 774208, natmus@utande.co.zw The National Parks of Zimbabwe: www.zimparks.org

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for OCTOBER SAT 26th ALUMNI PORTAL DEUTSCHLAND SPRECHSTUNDE every LAST SAT of the month at the Zimbabwe German Society, 51 Lawson Ave, Milton Park. Contact: 04-704045, 705753 WED 9th AVONDALE FLORAL GROUP monthly meeting on the SECOND WED of the month at 2 for 2.30pm at OG's Sports Club. Contact: Trish Reynolds 04-882883

TUE 8th & TUE 22nd ENGINEERS TOASTMASTERS CLUB on the SECOND and FOURTH TUES of the month. Engineer your presentation and leadership skills at The Rotary Centre (Senior Citizens Club) Cnr Fife Ave/Colquhoun St, behind US Embassy, 5.50 - 7.30pm. Contact: Emmanuel Lisapo 0772-806890, engineerstoastmastersclub@gmail.com

FRI 25th & Sat 26th AWIDE FARMERS AND CRAFTERS MARKET, every last FRI and SAT of the month. On sale fresh and processed organic farm produce, herbs, handmade crafts and more at 158 Fife Ave.

Sat 26th FURNITURE, CRAFTS AND COLLECTABLES FAIR from 9am - 2pm at The Cottage, 8 Coltman Rd, Mt Pleasant. Many different items on sale. Entrance $2. SAT 5th BASIC FIREARMS SAFETY/ Children under 12 years free. Playground HANDLING COURSE usually held on the area for children. Drinks and food on sale. FIRST SAT of the month with the Cleveland Contact: hccc@mweb.co.zw Pistol Club at Harare Shooting Sport Complex, off Arcturus Rd, registration at TUE 15th GARDENING MEETING at 8.30am. Course starts 9am sharp. No Quorn Nursery, 50 Quorn Ave, Mt Pleasant entry after course has started. Contact: 9am on the THIRD TUES of the month. Nick Muller nick@ttczim.com, Contact: 0772-225774, 0772-224023, www.cpczim.com 0772-237845, pom@yoafrica.com

THUR 3rd BORROWDALE FLORAL GROUP monthly meeting usually on the FIRST THURS of the month at 9.30am at St Gerard’s Hall, Stonechat Lane, Borrowdale. Contact: Sheana Crous 04882368 SAT 5th CAR BOOT SALE held on the FIRST SAT of each month at Borrowdale Country Club, Carrick Creagh Rd, Helensvale from 8.30am - 12 noon. Entry $1 per person, sellers $5. Contact: Karl Pinkel 04-861168, 0712-864560 SAT 5th CHARITY CHALLENGE The Run/Walk for Life/Innovate Fun Challenge on the FIRST SAT of every month at Innovate High Performance Centre, 100 The Chase, from 7 for 7.15am. Entry, a charity donation – we will adopt a different charity each month. Distance: 4,8 or 12km (or 16km if you wish!). All welcome. Contact: Mel 0773-060235 THURS 17th COUNCIL FOR ZIM NETWORKING HOUR bringing together professionals from diverse backgrounds every THIRD THURS of the month from 6-7.30pm at Niche Bistro, 328 Herbert Chitepo Ave. Admission Free. Contact: coordinator@zimcouncil.org

SAT 12th & 26th LADIES MINI AEROBATHONS at Eve's Exercise Studios, ZB Sports Club from 5.30 - 8.30am, $10. Contact: 0772-436366, tiavonchi@yahoo.com SAT 5th LIONS CLUB OF HATFIELD meets on the FIRST SAT of every month from 2pm, at 139 Northway Hatfield. Contact: 0772-998236, 0712-403747 SAT 19th MASHONALAND PHILATELIC SOCIETY meets on the THIRD SAT of the month, in the Orchid Society Building at Mukuvisi Woodlands from 9am. Stamp displays, auctions, talks, swopping, etc. Contact: Ian Johnston 0772-859759 TUE 15th MASHONALAND PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY meets on the THIRD TUES every month at 5.30pm. For details, please SMS 0772-400102 with the word “MPS”, include your name and email address and they will reply.

SUN 27th MUKUVISI WOODLANDS WALK/RUN on the LAST SUN of each month from 6.30am, cut and marked trails of SUN 20th GLENARA AVE MODEL 4km, 6km and 10km. Variety of birds, trees, TRAINS operation day usually the THIRD tame animals and butterflies to see. $5 for SUN of every month, opp. Runiville shops. walk/run plus $1 per pooch. Breakfast A wonderful experience for children, from available at the Woodland Coffee Shop. 2.30pm onwards! Contact: Petrus Contact: Barbara 04-747123, 0774-198009 Erasmus 0772-388449, Andre Jacobs 0772-687380 THURS 10th NEEDLECRAFT GUILD meet on the SECOND THURS of the month, all SAT 12th & 26th GOLF LADIES CLINIC forms of needlecraft, knitting, cross stitch, at Chapman Driving Range EVERY TWO embroidery, crochet from 2pm at Greencroft WEEKS from 9.30 - 11am. Contact: 0775- Presbyterian Church Hall, Stoney Rd. 464666 Contact: Deirdre Appel normana@zol.co.zw SUN 6th HARARE GARDEN CLUB meet on the SECOND SUN of the month at 2.30pm, visits and talks. Venues change, confirm with Geraldine Melrose 04-495172 (eve) or Tawny Stidolph 04-496738 TUES 8th HIGHLANDS FLORAL GROUP monthly meeting on the SECOND TUES of the month at the Larmenier Club, 4 Ridgeway North at 9.30am. Contact: Gail Beamish 04-497730

SAT 12th NORTHWOOD FLORAL GROUP monthly meeting usually held on the SECOND SAT at Pleasantways. Contact: Eve Strannix 0712-201479, dtz@zol.co.zw SAT 12th PATCHWORK AND QUILTING GUILD meets on the SECOND SAT of the month at 9am at Larmenier Club House, Larmenier Village. Talks, demonstrations and workshops on all aspects of patchwork and quilting. Contact: Georgie Fraser hararepatchwork@gmail.com Continued

SAT 26th DOON ESTATE FOOD, WINE AND BOOK FAIR LAST SAT of every month, from 9am - 1pm. Fresh market goodies, tasty treats, plants, new and second hand books. Also interesting shops to visit at Doon Estate. 1 Harrow Rd, Msasa, next to Chapungu Village. Semona 0772-301212

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for OCTOBER THURS 10th & 24th QUIZ EVENING at Blu@2 Wine Bar every SECOND THURS from 6.30pm. Teams of up to 4 people, all welcome. Contact: Simba 04-339135, 0772-308258 FRI 4th SCRAPBOOKING, WINE & PIZZA EVENINGS FIRST FRI of every month. Scrapbooking lessons in a secure home environment with pizza, wine/ refreshments, laughter and fun. Kits supplied, photo printing offered. Just arrive with basic tools. From 6.30 - 9.30pm. Beginners welcome! For bookings call Siobhan 0772-412750, 0714-304664, scrapstop@springs.co.zw SAT 26th SOROPTIMIST HARARE CLUB hold business meetings on the FOURTH SAT of the month, venue to be advised. Contact: Shirley Sutter 04-333026, 0777781524, sorops@sizimbabwe.org.zw TUES 15th TATAGURA GARDEN CLUB usually on the THIRD TUES of the month at 2.30pm. Contact: Morag Flight 0772238807, morag@zol.co.zw MON 7th & 21st TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL, EXECUTIVE CLUB Meets at Chapman Golf Course from 68pm. You are a great speaker and an effective leader. Join Toastmasters and we will prove it to you! Contact: Lloyd 0712881824, lmugabe@gmail.com

MON 14th & 28th TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL Learn to communicate effectively in a supportive environment, increase leadership potential and become more successful in your career. Chapman Golf Club from 5.50 - 7.30pm. Contact: Priscilla 0772-974837, priscillachinhengo@yahoo.com; Marco marco@afrisun.co.zw or Blessing leyforthmotivation@yahoo.com

SUN 20th & SAT 26th TREE SOCIETY OF ZIMBABWE usually has its main outing on the THIRD SUN of every month at 9.30am and the FOURTH SAT at 2.30pm, venue varies. Membership (only $5 annually) is open to all who have an interest in trees and wish to know more about their identification and distribution. Contact: Isla Grundy 0779-530463, ztreesociety@gmail.com

SUN 20th VINTAGE CLASSIC CLUB OF ZIMBABWE ‘OUT AND ABOUT’ meet outside Pomona Food Court between 10am and 12noon every THIRD SUN of the month. All welcome. Bob Rose bobmargaretrose@gmail.com

SUN 6th ZIMBABWE ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING on the FIRST/SECOND SUN of the month at 9.30 for 10am at Mukuvisi Woodlands. Contact: Glynn Vale 04304902 for details.

PLEASE DO NOT BURN YOUR WASTE, compost it!! Come to our offices to see the composting at 76 Queen Elizabeth Road, Greendale. All illegal burning can be reported to the City of Harare on the following numbers: General: 781810-16, 752577-9, Waste Management Department 770339 speak to Donald Sakupwanya. You can also call the Environmental Management Agency on issues of illegal burning on toll free number 08080028 and 04-705671/705661-2 Environment Africa

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ART EXPLORE Workshops and art classes, beginners and not-so beginners with Sarah Fynn and Pip Curling. Contact: Sarah: 0712-430606, sarahfynn@iwayafrica.com or Pip 0773-253307, 04-882443, curling@zol.co.zw. Beginners workshops WED - THUR 9am-3pm. Water-based painting MON 2.30-5pm. Oils TUES 9.30am-12pm ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE at the Book Café, 139 Samora Machel Ave. Contact: 0774-435272, pamberit@ gmail.com, www.zimbabwearts.org 5.30-7pm FRI, SAT. Developing artists featured in 3 hour performance slots, lively entertainment including many genres. 2-5pm SAT ARTS AND CRAFTS - PEARLITES 3 Trail Rd, Mt Pleasant. Ideal for children 5 yrs and above, also adults. Contact: Pearl 0772-317622, pearlitesthompson@gmail.com MON to SAT ARTMOODS Art workshops for adults, aimed at unlocking creativity and learning techniques through action and experimentation. Just bring an apron. Coffee/tea provided. Beginners to advanced welcome. Contact: Vanessa GoodsonHounsell for Mini Masters or Artmoods 0772-565313, pangidzo@zol.co.zw THURS 9am-11.30am approx. FLORAL ART Dream Flora Design Studio, Floristry Lessons, Ikebana classes and Western Floral Art lessons (traditional and modern) taught by International Floral Art & Horticulture Judge. Access to best quality Proteas, roses and fillers. Small classes, personal attention, Avondale West. Function Floral Decor co-ordination. Contact: Felicity Ambrose 0772-262546, dynamics@zol.co.zw MANICS CERAMICS Children can create through pottery painting. From 3 years upwards, at 65 Rhodesville Ave. Contact: 04-498792. 10am-4pm. MON to SAT MINI MASTERS Art workshops ages 6 - 10. Every TUE during term from 2.30 - 4.05pm. We are colour mixing, moving between two and three dimensions, and a bit of perspective from a child's point of view …. plenty of freely expressive experimentation. www.vanessa.co.zw THE PETER BIRCH STUDIO GALLERY 308 Herbert Chitepo Ave. Teaching children how to put their thoughts to paper, pleasant, calm environment - batiks, drawing and pottery. Contact: Mr Kwenda 04-708508. School leavers Mon-Fri 9am - 12noon, Children 5-12 yrs Sat 9am-12noon. MON - SAT

ACOUSTIC GUITAR Classes all age groups, $15 for 45min. 106 West Rd, Avondale West. Contact: 0773-705924, sirkizitotamirepi@gmail.com MON - SAT 8am-6.30pm GUITAR LESSONS I will travel to students. All guitar (electric, acoustic, bass) and styles taught. A comprehensive course that covers music theory as well. $25 per 1 hour. Contact: Jules Parsons 0773-127785 julezim@yahoo.com HARARE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA performs three classical music concerts each year. Corrado Trinci conducts rehearsals on Friday evenings at 6pm. If you are interested in joining us, please send an email to mike@sesani.com FRI KARAOKE AND DANCE at the Pointe Restaurant, 3rd St. Prizes to be won! Contact: Tendayi 04-492010, 734240, 0772-468123 FRI KARAOKE at The Cage Bar and Restaurant, Mabelreign Country Club. 4-8pm. SAT MUSIC LESSONS Piano, guitar, recorders, violin and voice. Private and group lessons. Contact: 0776-988285, mugranocezimbabwe@gmail.com DAILY PHOENIX CHOIR MEETING in the Loyola Hall, St George’s College. Contact: Clive Bishop 0772-338067, centaurzw@yahoo.com. At 5.30pm MON SINGING TUITION at the highest level, by Lorna Kelly (L.R.S.M.) 45 yrs experience in teaching and classical vocal performing. All styles and genres of singing covered. Contact: 04-331478, 0775-080925, songbird@yoafrica.com VOICE LESSONS with Liza Abulencia Contact: 0778768800, lessons.voice@gmail.com DAILY

BALLROOM SOCIAL DANCING Adult beginners at Borrowdale Scout Hall, opp post office. Learn to dance in a friendly, social environment. Contact: Hans Neilsen 0772282936, Matt Murrel 0772-324375 Term times. 7-9pm TUE BELLY DANCING CLASSES Belly Dance stimulates the abdomen, increases fertility and helps ease lower back. For hen parties, baby-showers, dinners, parties and workshops. Belly Dance is a natural movement for all women, of all shapes, sizes and levels of fitness. odettevanrensburg@yahoo.co.uk 0773-614925 DANCESPORT FOR CHILDREN at St Gerard’s Hall, Greystone Park. Beginner classes in Ballroom and Latin American Dancing. Contact: Les Covarr, ravocs@zol.co.zw, 04-885713, 0772-250820 mornings only please. Term times only. From 2.15pm FRI DANCE CLASSES with Debbie Fleming, all classes 67.30ish pm. Teenagers and up; guys and girls! Contact: Debbie 04-492314, 0772-303332 Beginners MON, WED Advanced MON, THURS LINE DANCING Everyone all ages welcome. Contact: Roy Combrink 0772-240721 COUNTRY AND MODERN to all music. M&M’S DANCE FACTORY Dancing all ages 3 to adults. Mixed styles- jazz, modern, broadway, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop. Braywick Lane, Borrowdale. Contact: Mitzi 0772-268930, Melany 0773-949367. Advanced Adults MON, THUR 5.30-6.30pm. Beginner Adults TUE 5.30-6.30pm MODERN JAZZ DANCE EVENING CLASSES At the DTZ (Former National Ballet), 109 East Rd, Belgravia. Contact: Soukaina 0772-368523, emarielaure88@hotmail. com Adults, teenagers (15+) THUR 5.30-7pm PAS DE DEUX classes at the Dance Trust of Zimbabwe, open to anyone at $7 per class. Contact: Eve Strannix 04336776, 0712-201479 before classes begin to ascertain class size. 2-3.30pm SAT STRETCH AND TONE DANCE CLASSES Contact: Debbie Fleming 04-492314, 0772-303332, davedebbie@zol.co.zw. Mixed Modern Ballet, Jazz, Hip hop, Broadway, 14 Epping Rd, Mt Pleasant. Beginners 67.30pm MON Advanced 6-7.30pm TUE, THUR Advanced 6-7.30pm, Snazzy Dance/Fitness Studio, Mt Pleasant WED XPRESS YOURSELF DANCE CLASS for women of all ages and fitness levels. Work at your own pace. Incorporating: Belly dance, trance, tribal, free movement and club. Contact: Odette 0772-286864, odettevanrensburg@yahoo.co.uk Mushamatombo, Emerald Hill, 6-7pm WED

BOOK CAFÉ OPEN MIC at 139 Samora Machel Ave. Contact: 086-44066622, pamberit@gmail.com, www.zimbabwearts.org. From 7pm MON KIFOC AT THE KABIN Kids in Front of the Camera (KIFOC) hold acting, singing, hip hop dancing and photo modelling sessions all under one roof, for girls and boys aged 6 years and above. To find out more about this programme, including enrolment and payment details please contact Beverley 04-570869, 0733-402696, bmathison@mango.zw FRI afternoons, SAT mornings THEATRE TRAINING GROUPS - Preps, Repteens, Reprobates, Reptechs. PREPS (training and fun activities for the under-12s) guided by David Bvumbe and Faith Ganyau, SAT at 9.30am in Adrian Stanley Room. REPTEENS (fun for ages 13-19) under the guidance of Kyla Render, FRI at 5.30pm in the Repteens Room. REPROBATES (training for adults, experienced or not), headed by Jonathan Hall 6pm, (venue changes) all welcome.

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MACULAR DISEASE SOCIETY Contact: Jean wellmet@mweb.co.zw ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Contact: 04-741770, Paul 0772-594709, Ann 0712-212424. 7 Inverness Rd, Eastlea MON, WED 5.30pm. SAT 10.30am. SUN 4pm. Mary Magdalene Church, opp Avondale Police Station, King George Rd. TUE, THUR, FRI, SAT 5.30pm. Greendale Meeting, Scout Hall, Queen Elizabeth Rd. TUE 5.30pm. Renfrew, Holy Trinity Church, Renfrew Rd, Eastlea THUR 5.30pm. Salvation Army, Braeside FRI 9am. Athol Evans, Chiremba Rd SAT 8.30am.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION at Rokpa No 34 Quendon Rd, Monavale. Beginners welcome. Contact: Debra Chimukaf 0772-336017, dchimukaf@yahoo.com. 5.30 - 6.15pm, followed by soup. MON PEOPLE LIVING WITH CANCER (PLWC) Group, individual and exercise support network for all people living with cancer. Email: peterjoy@zol.co.zw, swgogozim@gmail.com or phone 0777-255319 RELAXATION CLASSES at the Harare Cancer Centre, 60 Livingstone Ave, 11 - 12pm. Contact: 04-707444, 707673, cancer@mweb.co.zw MON, THUR

ALCOHOLICS VICTORIOUS meeting from 5.30pm at Baptist Bible Church, 6 Midvale Rd, Chisipite. Contact: Nick 495750, 481903, 490865 office@bbczim.com THUR AL-ANON MONDAY MEETING FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF ALCOHOLICS Please phone to find out where it is being held. Contact: Carol 0772302633, Anthony 0772-239960, Duncan 0772-572894. 1 2pm MON AL-ANON THURSDAY GROUP FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF ALCOHOLICS Highlands Presbyterian Church, Enterprise Rd. Contact: Maureen 04-495788, 0772-409729, Lynda 0772-342941 (Family/Friends of Alcoholics) Cheryl 0712-882847 (for Teenagers) Meets at 5.30pm THUR CoDA - ARE YOU CO-DEPENDENT? Do you have difficulty identifying your feelings? Do you value others’ approval of your thinking, feelings and behaviour over your own? Learn to have healthier relationships, embark on a journey of self discovery, learning to love ‘the self.’ at Zimcada from 1pm. Contact: Carol 0772-302633 (Mondays), Dharmika 0774-736861 for details. THUR

GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG CLUB Flanagan Dr, Braeside (behind OK Mart), right off R Mugabe into Chiremba Rd after rail crossing, right through islands, right onto small dirt road. The Club’s sign is straight in front. Obedience dog training. All breeds welcome. Most Suns at 9am. Contact: Gordon Grierson 04-301729, 0772-346991 SUN KENNEL CLUB OF HARARE Hampden St, first road left after Showgrounds. Obedience dog training. Any dog is welcome. Please bring Parvo and Rabies Certificates. MUST have lead, collar and titbits for dog. Contact: David Lamb 0772220516. 9 - 10am SUN SHEEPDOG TRAINING Specific training with sheep at Bramber Farm, Ruwa. Contact: Rose 0712-208590, rosevdr@gmail.com. From 3pm TUE From 8am THUR

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OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Are you a compulsive overeater? There is help and hope. Meetings at the Living Word Tabernacle Church, Cnr. Aberdeen/King George Rd. Park in rear. TUE at 5.30pm KIDS IN DIVORCE SITUATIONS a 10week course for children aged between 4 and 12 yrs who are facing divorce, separation or death of a parent. Children find it hard to express their feelings. This is a chance for them to relate in small groups with loving, confidential facilitators. Baptist Bible Church, 6 Midvale Rd, Chisipite. Contact: 04-495750, 481903, 490865 or email Lorraine: lorraine@bbczim.com or Chantelle: guyandchants@gmail.com

Bulawayo Emergency Harare Emergency No: 04-797589-90 No: 09-884471 Hotline: 0774 828 888, 04-2900251 Hotline: 0778 681 949 0733 411 144 Galen House 78 Fife Ave/Mazoe St, Harare 9th Ave/Josiah Tongogara Rd PO Box # CY 659 Box 395, Bulawayo Causeway, Harare Tel: 09-884472 (Admin) Fax: 04-797588 Fax: 09-67692 Email: netstarafrica@yahoo.com

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CARDIO BOXING High Intensity with top qualified boxing trainer at 5.30pm at High Performance Centre, Country Club. Contact: 0712-602628 TUES, THURS CLIMBING at Cleveland Quarry. Contact: Val 0772245716, if use of MCZ climbing gear is needed. 4pm WED CYCLE RIDES Contact: Dave Martin 0773-349423, weekendride@zimcycling.com CYCLE RIDES Contact: Ath Squire 04-882779 Leave Arundel Village 7am SUN CYCLING GROUP INDOOR (SPINNING) at The Total Health Zone Gym, Avondale. MON 5pm, TUES 6.30am, 6.15pm, THUR 6.15pm, FRI 6.30am, SAT 7.30am Contact: 04-307174, 0772-226042 FIT CLUB Test your fitness. Suits all needs, from classes, gym training, home training and coaching. Group or individual. Like our Facebook page for free training tips. Contact: Danisa Mucheche 0772-383042, danisamucheche@yahoo.com or Sheree Creed 0772-886952, shereecreed@yahoo.co.uk FRIENDS IN FITNESS Class at 8.30am MON - FRI Good quality intensive training tailored to personal needs within the group. Contact: 0778-198088, iantara@mweb.co.zw GYMNASTICS classes in Mt Pleasant Gym, Upper East Rd, Zimsec Complex. Contact: Dominic 0772-943196/0734 161884. MON & THURS 4-6yrs: 1-2pm; 7-8 yrs 2-3pm; 9yrs and above 3-4.30pm. SAT 4-6yrs: 9-10am; 7yrs and above 11am-1pm GYMNASTICS RHYTHMIC For girls at Rolf Valley Gym. Contact: Cheryl 0772-337763. Coaching FRI Rolf Valley Gym, THUR Celebration Centre, MON Mt Pleasant SMS or Whatsapp 0772-337763 MASHONALAND TURF CLUB 4.6km WALK FOR CANCER at Borrowdale Race Course, $2 Donation to Cancer Association. 4 - 6pm THUR MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES Contact: Trevor to confirm sales@tyrekaya.co.zw Leave 3pm from Domboshawa WED Leave 3pm from Arundel Village SAT PILATES Mat and Reformer group classes. Individual sessions as well as rehabilitation following injury or surgery. Vast array of exercises in a peaceful well-equipped Pomona studio. Professional, individual attention. Contact: Judy Amira 04-883036, 0772-600624, jcamira@mweb.co.zw MON TO SAT PILATES Private/Group Sessions in a garden gazebo at the Centre for Healthy Living, 5 Hurworth Rd, Highlands. Contact: Mandy de Chassart 0712-204323, mandyd@surreygroup.org, skype: mandy.de.chassart TUE RUN/WALK FOR LIFE at Hellenic Primary School all fitness levels and ages welcome. Contact: Mel 0773-060235. Hellenic MON, WED 5pm, SAT 7am. Innovate Gym THUR 5pm

YOGA for beginners and experienced students, bring a mat, mosquito repellent, water bottle and a warm jersey. 9 Kirkwood Rd Old Alex Park TUE 5.45-7.15pm mixed levels, THUR 5.30-6.30pm Beginners, SAT 8.30-10am mixed levels. Musha Matombo, 2 Blackwell Cl, Emerald Hill. MON 2-3.30pm, THUR 12.30-1.45pm Contact: Meera 0777-620516 YOGA CLASSES at 207 Josiah Tongogara. Contact: Heather 0772-353479, Tahir 0773-242989. 5.15 - 6.15pm WED, FRI YOGA FOR GOLFERS at Borrowdale Brooke Gym. Yoga is harmony of the Mind, Body and Emotions through stretching exercises and good breathing; holistic strength from the inside out. Contact: Allan 0772-345159, emationaltherapy@blu.co.zw 2.45 - 4pm TUE, THUR ZUMBA CLASSES WITH ZORRO at Italian Sports Club, Strathaven. Contact: Zorro 0773-047087, znhira@yahoo.com 7.30-8.30am MON - SAT except THUR, 5.30-6.30pm MON - FRI except TUE

OPTIMIST SAILING For children 8 - 15 years, every second Sun at Jacana Yacht Club. OCRA Zimbabwe has Optimists to hire and coaches to teach children to sail. Contact: Lorna McCosh mccosh@zol.co.zw SUN ROWING The world's best exercise at Hunyani Rowing Club, Mazowe Dam, 30km north of Harare. THUR evenings and most SUNDAYS. Contact: Robin Barrett 0772-345651 SAILING ON LAKE CHIVERO Jacana Yacht Club, for more details contact to Commodore Francis 04-490142 or 0772-308544, franlovemore@gmail.com, Rear Commodore Stubbs 0773-506520 rstubbs@zo.co.zw, Secretary Ellen 0772-210367 ellsbells@yahoo.com, Liaison officer Rebecca 04-572562 SCUBA DIVING LECTURES 72 King George Rd, Avondale. Contact: Craig Kongkow 0712-200624, 04304001, craig@scubaworld.co.zw. 5 - 7pm TUE, WED, THUR SCUBA DIVING with Scubaworld SAT Padi Dive course - at Mutorashanga Quarry: Open water skills & 1 quarry dive. SUN Padi Dive course at Chinhoyi Caves: Enjoy dives exploring the caves, social divers welcome. Contact: 04-304001, 0712-200624, craig@scubaworld.co.zw HACKERS Harare Associations of Canoeists, Kayakers and Explorers of Rivers. When it’s raining, a group of kayaking enthusiasts join together, from beginners to experts, all welcome. Contact: Andrew Shoesmith 0772-601069, 0733-922188, andrew@questforbest.org KAYAK SKILLS COACHING 5pm-7pm. 85 Harare Dr, Marlborough. Practice Eskimo rolls in the safety of a warm pool and get coaching and tips on paddling technique. Contact: 0777-281629 or for more info or attendance info@rocknriveradventures.com TUE

RUNNING LONG DISTANCE Contact: Sandra Cox secretary sandralynnecox@equinesa.com. From different locations, 16 - 40km training. SUN RUNNING at Old Georgian’s Sports Club. 1st Fri of month 8km time trial. 3rd Fri 4km time trial. Social runs every other Fri. Stay on afterwards with fellow runners. Start between 5.15 - 5.30pm. Contact: FRI for 8km at 5.15pm MON, WED THE GREENDALE WALKERS CLUB Choose your distance/pace and walk around the polocrosse field at the Greendale Club, Grove Rd. A donation of $1 per participant goes to Greendale Club. 5 - 7pm WED

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AKERVOORT RIDING SCHOOL 146 Coronation Avenue, Greendale. Horse riding lessons. Contact: Neill 0772-336508, 492639 MON TO SAT HORSE RIDING LESSONS For all ages, tiny tots to adults, beginners to advanced, dressage, jumping, hacking. Contact: Chantelle 0772-256550, chantellebissett21@gmail.com MON TO SAT HORSE RIDING LESSONS Beginner to Advanced, all disciplines. Chapungu Riding School, 11 Honister Dr, Borrowdale. Contact: Carole 0772-214521 MON TO FRI


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GOLF AT COUNTRY CLUB HIGHLANDS New members and visitors welcome. Contact: Keith Ford 0712411707 WED GOLF LESSONS Contact: Robson 0772-928355 for corporates, individuals, juniors and schools. GOLF JUNIOR CLINICS At Royal Harare - all juniors welcome. Contact: Range office 04-702928, 0775-403841, $2 SAT 9-11am. At Chapman - all juniors, $2 per person at Chapman Golf Club Practice Range. Contact: 0775-464666. SUN 9-10.30am GOLF4U JUNIOR CLINICS at Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club, all welcome. Contact: Golf4u Range office 0775464666. 9- 10.30am SAT GOLF4U LADIES CLINICS all welcome. Contact: Golf4u Range office 0775-464666. Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club 9-10.30am TUE, Chapman 9.30-11am every 2nd SAT WEDNESDAY CLUB GOLF at Sherwood Golf Club, 9 Notley Rd, Mabelreign, play 9 or 18 holes. Full cash bar and catering, all welcome! Contact: Mr Kazie 0773-701990 WED

BOWLING Learn to bowl at Avondale Sports Club. Contact: Jack Shiel 0772-105243. From 4.30pm FRI RUGBY 7S at Old Georgians Sports Club. Contact: Bruce Hobson 0712-200638, hobson@zol.co.zw 5.30pm MON, WED RUGBY REFEREEING Meetings at 5.30pm in the Cricket Pavilion, Prince Edward School. Contact: Rob 0712221186 or Marty 0777-747286 zrrs@yoafrica.com MON SOCIAL BOWLS at Mabelreign Country Club. Come along to play or be instructed by one of the Club Bowlers. Bring-and-braai and cash bar at lunchtime. 8.30 for 9am SUN SOCCER - 5 A SIDE at the Italian Club. Contact: Alvina 04-302610, for info www.forzabhora.co.zw. From 5.15pm TUE TENNIS Borrowdale Country Club, Carrick Creigh Rd. Social tennis, Families welcome. 3pm WED, FRI, SAT TOUCH RUGBY at Old Hararian’s Sports Club 1 - 2pm, at St John’s Cricket field 5 - 6pm. All welcome. MON, TUE, WED, THUR VOLLEY BALL at Prince Edward School Contact: Willex Chisvo 0773-046560. 5 - 7.30pm TUE, THUR 9am - 12pm SAT

CAPOEIRA CLASSES at Avondale West Scout Hall, 5 Kerry Rd. Learn Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art form. Contact: Tendai (joga) 0773-369111, Capoeira@gmail.com www.facebook.com/capoeirazim Classes: TUES 6.30-8pm and SAT 3.30-5.30pm CAPOEIRA CLUB Mt Pleasant. Start learning the beautiful Afro-Brazilian mix of dance/fight/game today! Beginners classes 6.30-7.30pm MON, TUES, WED Contact: Farai 0734-140525, capoeirazim@gmail.com.FB "capoeira folha seca" JUDO LESSONS at Rolf Valley Judo Club in the Gym Centre (opp. St John’s school). Contact: Pat Warren 04-490085, 0772-607285 JUDO LESSONS For Adults and Teens at Prince Edward School. Contact: Simba Mashayi 0772-860034 From 5.30pm TUE AND THUR KARATE Harare Shotokan Academy. Contact: Arnold 0779-479176, 3 Victor Dr, Eastlea. MON, WED 4-4.30pm Beginners, 4.30-5.30 Advanced, FRI 3-4pm All levels KARATE AND SELF DEFENCE CLASSES at Alex Sports Club 5.30 - 6.30pm. Contact: Sensei Joshua 0773411505 TUE KIMURA SHUKOKAI INTERNATIONAL KARATE at Rolf Valley Gym. Contact: Sensei Lorraine 0773-227265, Sensei Gavin 0772-272078.WED-FRI 5.307pm NIA CLASSES An expressive, holistic movement practice teaching body connection and movement. Contact: Megan 0773-991079, www.nianow.com. 14 Epping Rd, Mt Pleasant 5 - 6pm MON, WED and 8.30 - 9.30am SAT Backstage Studio, Sam Levy’s Village 8.30-9.30am WED SELF DEFENCE LESSONS FOR WOMEN AND TEENS Contact: Pat Warren 04-490085, 0772-607285. For either one-on-one or group sessions. SAT ZIMMA – Zimbabwe Mixed Martial Arts is a combination of several different combat sports, including Thai-boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Wrestling, at the Rolf Valley Gym, Fisher Ave. Contact: Dean Green 0772-412858, deaniemadman@hotmail.com. 5.30 - 6.30pm MON, THUR All Swimming available during summer months AQUA swim school, heated pool, Mt Pleasant. Ages 4-8yrs. Beginners, stroke work and correction. Contact: Yvonne 0712204269, 04-334764, fynesjames@zol.co.zw MON-SAT SWIMMING HIGHLANDS Municipal Pool All welcome. Maintained privately. Get a season ticket and swim before work every morning. Swimming lessons available at $5 per session. Contact: Gift 04-495806 DAILY

THE WEZ SHOP at Mukuvisi Woodlands open Mon to Fri: 8am - 5pm, Sat: 9am - 5pm, Sun: 9am - 1pm. Our shop is full of gift ideas: notelets, aprons, tea towels, books, jewellery and more. Come and visit us. Contact: 04-747859 DAILY

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SWIMMING Mabelreign Pool, behind Reserve Bank Sports Club, Walbury Rd, off Sherwood Dr. All welcome. Maintained privately. Entry adults $2, children $1. Stroke correction, screw kicks see Simon (Shark’s coach) between 10am - 6pm daily. Contact: Simon 0712-546864 DAILY SWIMMING LESSONS Mt Pleasant, 1 Windsor Close, off The Chase. Splish Splash Academy, teaching you to teach your child to swim. Children of all ages and standards welcome, lessons run summer school terms. Contact: Kim Grantham 0778-769921, 08644-050237, splishsplashacademy@gmail.com SWIMMING - MASTERS Highlands Swimming Pool, 12noon - 1.30pm TUE & FRI

ADMIRAL’S CABIN AND KUIMBA SHIRI BIRD PARK A family day under the trees, overlooking Lake Chivero, tasty buffet lunch. Free flying bird display daily. Contact: 04-2926136, birdpark@mweb.co.zw DAILY ARUNDEL VILLAGE FRIDAY FOOD FAYRE Buy from our selection of homemade goods from 9am- 1pm. Contact: 04-369018/9, marketing@ximex.co.zw Every FRI BRAIN TRAIN A study skills programme teaching senior school pupils study and memorisation techniques. Will improve grades, reduce study time, help with concentration. 7 Shortheath Rd, Chisipite. Contact: Brenda Bell 0772-601465, 04-496166, brenda@braintrain.co.zw Afternoons MON - FRI BRIDGE CLUB - Harare Expect a warm welcome - for various pair’s competitions and Thur evening for teams. Contact: Amanda on aj@yoafrica.com for more info. TUE, THUR, SAT 1.45pm THUR Teams at 6.45pm

ARCHERY every weekend from 8.30am at Cleveland Gun Club, Arcturus Rd. Field archery shooting every 1st and 3rd weekend of the month 2.30-5pm. Target archery every 2nd and 4th weekend of the month 8.30-11.30am. Contact: Field Archery, Oz Clark 0772-782990, Target Archery, Vic Bartosz 0772-254856, Iona Bartosz 0712-209838 SAT, SUN ARCHERY LESSONS with Certified Archery Instructors at 31 Ridgeway South, Chisipite. Contact: 04-497653, 0772251072, zimzoom14@yahoo.com DAILY BMX Old Georgians Sports Club. Contact: Audra Duplooy 0772-259993, hararebmxclub@gmail.com. From 2.30pm SAT PAINTBALL at Sherwood Golf Club. $15 per hour for all ages includes all equipment and balls, ½ Day Session Special $25. Birthday Party Specials include options of a jumping castle, slip’n slide, zorb balls. Contact: Rob Lamb djsadrenalin@yahoo.com for more information DAILY PAINT BALL at Kingfisher Park (Prices Ave, Emerald Hill) and 167 Enterprise Rd, Chisipite. $15 per game ($23 for two games). Choice of 3 courses including an adventurous bush course. Contact: Hamish Mellon 0773011672, 0712-805556, zimpaintball@gmail.com DAILY 9am - 5pm INDOOR ACTION CRICKET at the Italian Club in Strathaven. The Mixed League with mixed adult, juniors and all girl teams offers fun for the family. Previous experience in cricket not essential, no need for protective gear of the outdoor game. Contact: Jim Marshall dvlindoorcricket@gmail.com or the Italian Club 0774417598. FRI evenings KIDI-SPORTZ a comprehensive programme incorporating all muscle groups using gymnastic skills as well as ball skills, flexibility and strength. 12 Peebles Rd, Eastlea. Contact: Belinda 0773-213765, bclowes@zol.co.zw, Preschoolers 2.30 - 3.15pm WED and 2.15 - 3pm, Grade 1-2, 3 - 3.45pm THUR KOMANI MICROLIGHT CLUB Active at weekends, visitors are welcome. Contact: Dave McComb 0772-215222, Alan Graham 0772-400397, alan@woodwise.co.zw SAT MODEL AIRCRAFT CLUB fly almost every weekend at the Thornpark Pologrounds, on the Mazowe Rd about 3kms out of town, on the left. Contact: Kevin Dolphin 0777627199. From about two o’clock on SUN MOM ‘N’ ME BABY GYM at Rolf Valley Gym. Contact: Sarah Hill 0772-269553, sarbear@mweb.co.zw 3.30 - 4.30pm (1-3 yrs) MON, 10 - 11am (2-3 yrs) TUE, 10 11am (1-2 yrs) THUR MOMS AND TOTS Classes two hours of fun for you and your child. Contact: Kirsty 0776-271321, www.m omsandtots.co.za TUE & FRI for Tiny Tots (10 – 22 months) from 9.30am WED for Tots 2 – 3 ½ years from 9.30am SKYDIVING at Charles Prince Airport. Tandem skydive or enter the First Jump Course. Contact: Rob Bishop 0772-605181, 0712-600566, skydive@zol.co.zw Prior booking essential. SAT, SUN

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FILM SCREENINGS at The Mannenberg, Fife Ave Mall/6th St. Contact: 0774-435272, pamberit@ gmail.com, www.zimbabwearts.org WED 6 -8pm FRENCH MOVIE English subtitles 6pm at Cinemalliance, Alliance Francaise, 328 Herbert Chitepo Ave. Contact: 04-704801, 704795, info@afharare.co.zw WED LIFE COACHING Do you feel in need of changing your live? Want better relationships, a healthier body, be happier, more successful and less stressful? To open the door to the wonderful being that you are. Contact a Certified Master Life Coach and Law of Attraction Basic Practitioner Angie 0773022261, lifecoachangie@gmail.com DAILY LOSING WEIGHT for bloating, indigestion, heartburn and weight loss, try natural remedies for best results. Contact: Paola Thompson 0712-614646 MON TO FRI SCRAPBOOKING The Scrap Stop, Scrapbooking supplies and lessons available. Beginners to advanced and everything inbetween. Bookings essential for lessons. Contact: Siobhan 0714-304664, 0772-412750, scrapstop@springs.co.zw MON to FRI


UCMAS (Universal Concept of Mental Arithmetic System) is a fun and affordable 2 hour a week programme that will improve children's imagination, mental arithmecy, speed, memory, concentration, mathematics and much more. St Giles (step ahead primary) Weale Rd, Belvedere. FRI, SAT. Contact: Ms Seedat 0773-865624, Fatima 0772306727. Visit www.ucmassa.co.za 'UPMARKET', a fresh farmer's produce market at The Double Storey, 12 Maasdorp Ave, Belgravia. Free entry, free tea and coffee in pleasant gardens, rustic cheeses, health and gluten free breads, organic vegetables and free range eggs, organic cocoa, sushi, Ethiopian, French/Belgian, Indian and Thai cuisine, specialised meats, honey, jams, preserves, chillies and pickles and solar powered lighting. Contact: Richard Fox md@foxprop.co.zw WED & SAT 9 - 12pm

BROWNIES 26TH MOUNT PLEASANT BROWNIE PACK meet at the Mutevedzi Scout Hall. For girls between the age of 6 - 11 years old. Contact: Kala Antao 04-302137 8.30 - 10.30am SAT LIONS CLUB OF HATFIELD 139 Northway, Hatfield. Meets 2pm first Sat of the month. Contact: 0772-998236, 0712-403747. SAT ROTARY CENTRE MEETINGS: Avondale - TUES 1745 hrs, Harare - THUR 1300 hrs Harare CBD - MON 1730 hrs, Harare Central - THUR 1730 hrs, Harare City - TUES 1230 hrs , Harare Dawn - WED 0700 hrs, Harare West - MON 1230 hrs, Highlands - WED 1230 hrs, Hunyani - MON 1730 hrs, Msasa - MON 1230 hrs, The Bridge - THUR 1730 hrs, Rotaract Clubs - FRI 1800 hrs. Contact: Bruce 795415 for info. Other: Borrowdale Brooke - THUR 6.15pm Golf Club, 04-861326, madderg@zol.co.zw Chitungwiza - WED 1230 hrs - Utano Health Centre

Harare SPCA help keep us alive - become a member. Membership fee: adults $20; pensioners, children under 16 $10. Payment can be made at Harare SPCA on the Airport Rd, Hatfield or at the ZNSPCA offices, 156 Enterprise Rd, Chisipite. To become a member of the fundraising committee in order to assist the Harare SPCA with its dire financial needs email shacker@zol.co.zw SPCA CHARITY SHOP (Harare) is situated along Cranborne Rd, Hatfield. Opening times: 9am - 12pm. Looking for donations in cash or kind. For collection please phone: Lee 0772- 434195, Sheila 0772-310327 DAILY

The Charity shop at ZNSPCA 156 Enterprise Rd. See our wide range of good-quality, donated secondhand items. Open Mon, Wed and Fri from 8am - 2pm. Goods can be dropped off Mon - Fri. All proceeds go help SPCA branches countrywide and ongoing animal welfare projects. For more info please contact Shelly on 0772-308647 04-776827, tatum@zol.co.zw www.ZNSPCA.org.zw VAWZ Veterinarians for Animal Welfare Zimbabwe is a private trust organisation for animal welfare activities, including regular and routine inspections, investigations, training and liaison. To find out more or make a donation please contact Helene Donohoe 0772-308234, kamvet@zol.co.zw

ROTARY CLUB OF HARARE est 1930 (the first Rotary Club) at the Rotary Centre, 60 Colquhoun St, (behind American Embassy) (Senior Citizens Club) 12.45 to 1pm. Contact: Vicky Felu, secretary 0772-233248, vfelu@bainesimaging.co.zw SCOUT GROUPS: 2ND BORROWDALE SCOUT GROUP 5.30 - 7.30pm Opposite post office, across road from food court. Beavers 6 - 8yrs, Cubs 8 - 11yrs, Scouts 11 - 18yrs. Chuck Gardener 0772-386837, soledwzw@zol.co.zw 3RD/8TH MUTEVEDZI SCOUT GROUP (Mt Pleasant) 5.30 - 7.30pm Behind open area on Morningside Dr, off Pendennis Rd. Cubs 8 - 12yrs, Scouts 11 - 18yrs. Di Roberts 0772-339270, dipethay@zol.co.zw 6TH AVONDALE SCOUT GROUP Kerry Rd, off West Rd. 5.30pm - 7.30pm Beavers 6 - 8yrs, Cubs 8 - 11yrs. 5.30 9.30pm Scouts 11 - 18yrs. Ann Brown 0772-811780, anneandbrianbrown@gmail.com. Provincial HQ - Amy 0775-810261 ... We are looking for COMMITTED adult leaders FRI (All the above) BLAKISTON SCHOOL SCOUT GROUP at Blakiston School, opposite Kensington Shops. 1.30 - 3.30pm for 11 - 18 years. WED THE CANCER ASSOCIATION of Zimbabwe relies on donations, sponsorship and fundraising initiatives for its income and need volunteers to support them. The street collection is one of the fundraising initiatives. Please join our team of collectors and help us raise funds to keep our work going. If you are interested please contact Linda or Hildry on 04-707444, 705522 or email cancer@mweb.co.zw Issue No 44 - October 2013

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DRESSES, TROUSERS, SKIRTS, BLOUSES, JERSEYS, JACKETS, SCARVES the very best of ladies' seconds… new stock coming in regularly. Prices from $4 to $10. Spacious, relaxed, quiet, feel at home. 9 Hawick Rd, Pomona. Tuesday to Saturday 9.30-12.30. Out of hours by appointment. Contact: 04882316, spiritvaults@yahoo.co.uk ELITE DRIVING SCHOOL For all your driving lessons (collect & drop from school, home or work). Driver Awareness Courses 4 hour courses for inexperienced drivers. Provs Cd (NEW) to help students learn for the provisional test. For more info contact Amanda on 0772-241901, manda@zol.co.zw. Offices at Chisipite Shopping Centre (above Supreme Butchery) Mon to Fri 9am to 4pm. HARARE FESTIVE FAIR 2013 Official successor to The Aintree Road Charity Fair “Dungarvan” 7 Dungarvan Close, Borrowdale (diagonally opposite Borrowdale Village) Friday 29th November - 10am to 8pm and Saturday 30th November - 9am to 3pm. Zimbabwe's finest Art, Craft & Food Artisans exhibiting. “FESTIVE FAMILY FUN FOR ALL”. Exhibitor Enquiries: Peter: 0712-216002 – info@peterpiperzim.com, Barbara: 0712-214332 – barbkelly@mango.zw IT'S HAMMOCK TIME! Our hammocks are hand-woven from strong, natural cotton braid onto polished, hardwood poles. Wonderfully relaxing and a beautiful, inviting feature in the garden or for camping. Phone: Richie 0774-456215, rgunner@zol.co.zw INDIGENOUS TREE NURSERY (COSMO) Support our Monavale Vlei conservation programme by buying our trees. The Nursery is located at the end of Fenella Drive, Monavale. Contact us on 04-308382, 0772-772771, 0712-636458, cosmo@yoafrica.com MBIZI GAME PARK AND LODGES We offer picnics, accommodation - DBB and self catering, conference, workshops, team building and activities - game drives, canoeing, fishing, horse riding, boat cruises. Daily. Phone 04-700676-8, 2915737, 2935031, 0772-248372, 0773-339298/310 PIANOS sales, tuning and maintenance. For quality restored upright and grand pianos. New Yamaha pianos to order. Wide selection of sheet music. Wind and string instruments sales and repairs. To view the pianos please contact us on 304298, 335592, 0772-376506 and 0712-210013. Email: piumosso@zol.co.zw SILVER CREATIONS No 1 Van Praagh Ave, Milton Park. Corner house at top end of road on right. We have a wide range of jewellery, ethnic designs, sculptures, charms, wedding rings, earrings, starting from $5. Lovely gifts for all occasions. Call in and browse, or bring your own designs for us to make. Tel: 042933212, 0712-603228 SHARON CAITHNESS JEWELLERY & VALUATIONS For all jewellery requirements in gold and silver, make-ups, repairs, engraving, valuations, pearl re-stringing. Sharon 0772-345729 “Knowledge overcomes ignorance as sunlight overcomes darkness.” – Atmabodha Prakasika

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Mashonaland Photographic Society The 2 winning entries from the MPS competition on Tuesday, September 17th with an Optional Set Subject 'It's all there in Black & White' were:

Winner of the Set Subject was Mary-Anne Passaportis with 'Fairy Tale Princess'

Our next competition is on Tuesday, October 15th when the Optional Set Subject will be: 'Interesting Architecture'. Time: 5.30 for 6pm start.

For further details sms 0772-400102 with: MPS, your name and email address and we'll get back to you.

Winner of Open Category was Winfried Hamacher with his entry 'Thorny'

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.â&#x20AC;? - Marc Riboud

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Organisations in Need CATERING FOR SPECIFIC NEEDS Autism Organisation of Zimbabwe: 0772908878, 0773-169836, autismzimbabwe@gmail.com Braille Library: 04-251116 Rescu Organisation: rescu@zol.co.zw Pathways Autism Trust: 0776-741024, 0776-741021, info@pathwaysautismtrust.org Sharon Cohen Special School: 0774687781, 0772-200508 Silver Linings Trust: Chairman Jeremy Brook 0772-248272, 0772-661226, monterey@iwayafrica.com St Giles Special School: 04-791139 ZARDA: 0779-714905, zarda@zol.co.zw CHARITABLE Donated Book Trust: collect all books for distribution to various needy schools. Please drop with Sue Evans, No 3 Carissa Close, Dandaro, can be left outside door. 04-870330, 0733-410248

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Harare Cancer Centre: 04-707444, 707673, cancer@mweb.co.zw Island Hospice: 6 Natal Rd, Belgravia, 04701674/7, 791606, island@africaonline.co.zw, www.islandhospice.org Lions Club of Hatfield: looking for secondhand items, mini mart. Money collected goes to help the under privileged. Basil Fraser 04-447320, 0772-998236 or Jackie Silva 0712-403747 Soroptimist International Organisation: 04333026, 0777-781524, sorops@sizimbabwe.org.zw St John's Ambulance Association for the Republic of Zimbabwe: 04-253046, 736911, 0774-452233, stjohn@zol.co.zw With Love Foundation: 0736-971414, chenaimoyo@withlove.co.zw

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Ingredients 4 cups torn spinach 2 cups sliced mushrooms ½ cup pesto 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 (500 gram) carton cream cheese 1 large egg, lightly beaten 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided 2 cans chopped tomatoes Handful of basil leaves Cooking spray/oil for greasing 1 box lasagne (slightly pre-boiled),or homemade lasagna

Method Arrange spinach in a vegetable steamer; steam, covered for 3 mins or until spinach wilts. Drain, squeeze dry and coarsely chop. Combine spinach, mushrooms and pesto in a medium bowl, stirring to combine; set aside. Combine mozzarella, cheddar, cream cheese and beaten egg in medium bowl, stirring well to combine. Stir in 1/4 cup Parmesan, set aside. Lightly boil tomatoes for 15-20 mins, if they are tart add one or two teaspoons sugar. Once done, add basil leaves. Spread 1 cup tomato sauce mixture in bottom of a large greesed Pyrex dish. Arrange one layer of lasagne over sauce mixture; top with 1 cup cheese mixture and 1 cup spinach mixture. Repeat layers until dish is full, ending with the remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan. Cover with lid; cook on low for 2 hours or until done. Pesto Ingredients ½ clove garlic, chopped sea salt freshly ground black pepper 3 good handfuls fresh basil, leaves picked and chopped 1 handful pine nuts, very lightly toasted 1 good handful Parmesan cheese, freshly grated extra virgin olive oil 1 small squeeze lemon juice, optional

Method Pound garlic with a little pinch of salt and basil leaves in a pestle and mortar, or pulse in a food processor. Add pine nuts to mixture and pound again. Turn out into bowl and add half the Parmesan. Stir gently, add olive oil – you need just enough to bind the sauce. Season to taste, then add most of remaining cheese. Pour in some more oil and taste again until you are happy with the taste and consistency. You may like to add a squeeze of lemon juice at the end. Try it with and without and see which you prefer. Issue No 44 - October 2013

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Advertise in Ndeipi Magazine. 4000 copies printed every month, distributed to various outlets in and around Harare as well as Mutare, Nyanga, Kariba & Bulawayo. Email: jaimee@ndeipi.co.zw

RECYCLING POINTS Please take your paper, glass, plastic and cans to: Recycling Association of Zimbabwe - Greendale recycling@environmentafrica.org 76 Queen Elizabeth Rd Tel: 04-492143/152

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Avondale Recycling Centre King George Road, next to Barclays Bank recycling@environmentafrica.org

Monavale Recycling Centre Contact: Jane Soper janesoper67@gmail.com Tel: 0772-141746


Sudoku may seem daunting if you have not played it before but once you get the hang of it its brilliant! To play Sudoku all you need to do is find the number that will fill in the blank box. To work this out use the numbers 1-9, you cannot use any number twice in the outlined box, in a horizontal row or in a vertical row. Good Luck!

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Anne 0712-212424 or 332851, Paul 0772-594709, Clive 0772-307270, Neil 0772-335116 Al-Anon for Family and Friends Alcoholism can tear a family apart. Al-Anon can help! Maureen 0772-409729 or 495788, Lynda 0772-342941 or 860220, Carol 0772-302633. Mon lunchtime Richard 0772-239966, Marlou 0772-909696 Alateen for children ages 6 to 16 If your home is unhappy because someone drinks too much - we can help! 0712-882 847 Cheryl 2930925 (evenings) Anti Hijack Trust email: hijack@zol.co.zw Emergencies only - 0772-221921 Childline Zimbabwe 796741 116 any cellphone. 24 hour toll-free helpline to children and their families 365 days a year in 3 languages (English, Shona, Ndebele) 31 Frank Johnson Ave, Eastlea, Hre reception@childline.org.zw CoDA or Codependents Anonymous Open to anyone involved with a chemically dependent person or may be chemically dependent themselves. We meet on: Mondays at Highlands Presbyterian Church, 5.306.30pm. Contact: Duncan 0772-572894. Christian Counselling Centre Counsellor training, parenting teens, personal growth, effective and loving discipline. 8 Coltman Rd, Mt Pleasant. 744580, 744212, 0773-547544, 0712-719626, hccc@mweb.co.zw Island Hospice 701676-7, 791606, 0712-207634/6 Natal Rd, Belgravia island@africaonline.co.zw Miracle Missions 0774-136239 Jacque Anderson, Office 496138. Provides assistance into Zimbabwe prisons. androent@mweb.co.zw Narcotics Anonymous Jan 0772-200888, 0772-268177 or Duncan 0772-572894 Nuffield Funeral Home 19 Kay Gardens, Avondale. 798380, 793545, 764172, 0733-778267 Parkinson’s Support Group Anyone interested in joining our Parkinson’s support group is welcome. We exchange personal experiences, up-dated information and helpful tips etc. Clare Cullinan 0774-186355, 308102, mikecullinan@zol.co.zw Passion Funeral Assistance Professional and Efficient service 24 Hours. Speak to Stuart Mapuranga, Simba Mukorera or William Honiball for Policies, Burials or Cremations. 58 G. Silundika Ave, 793860/1/2/3, 0772136863/4, 0773-389853, 0779-4111051, 0773-212212 harare@passion.co.zw, mutare@passion.co.zw www.passion.co.zw TCF (The Compassionate Friends) an international organisation dedicated to offering friendship, understanding, comfort and encouragement to bereaved parents. For info email Kathy Hull formyloveofafrica@hotmail.com or Janine Milliken jmilliken@hms.co.zw or phone Island Hospice 701676/7 ZARDA (Zimbabwe Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Association) Zimbabwe Alzheimer’s Support Group meet on FIRST THURS of the month at Island Hospice, 6 Natal Rd at 1pm. All interested parties welcome. Contact: Janet Wood 494409, 0772238418, zarda@zol.co.zw to confirm.

If you know someone, family or friend, in an unhappy situation, encourage them to contact one of the helplines above.

Avondale Vet 339971/2, 0772-342241 0777-006248, King George Rd Belvedere Vet 0772-732940, 0777-635635, 0733-778082, 128 Rudland Ave Borrowdale Lane Vet 883099, 0712-451328 0712-451328, 0774-166065, 4 Borrowdale Lane Chisipite Vet 0712-402062, 0772-253318 494862/3, 494824, 303 Harare Dr Friends Animal Foundation 2930442, 0772-225845, 0773-429152, 0733-816804 Harare Central Vet 747458, 747204 0773-04968724, Nigel Phillips Ave, Eastlea Harare SPCA 576356/7, 581347,0712-211900 Cnr George/Airport Rd, Hatfield Highlands Vet 490629, 0773-037034 4 Aintree Rd/Cnr Enterprise Rd Kamfinsa Vet Surgery 497237, 480361, 0772-312896 Cnr Court Rd/Arcturus Rd. 24 Hour service. After hrs: 497237, 494154 Pets Express Transport Services: 305907, 0773-260542, 0772-333319 Second Street Vet 24 Hour clinic 303518/9 0772-112279, Cnr Second St/Upper East Rd Waghorn and Rees Vet 300089, 0712-231446 54 Marlborough Dr VAWZ - Veterinarians for Animal Welfare Zimbabwe 0778-431528, melanehood@yahoo.com, ndirande39@yahoo.co.uk UZ Vet Hospital 24 hour emergency 0774-449783 UZ grounds, Churchill Rd The Animal and Wildlife Area Research and Rehabilitation Trust (AWARE) 0772-430014, 0712886650 enquiries@awaretrust.org ZNSPCA 497574, Emergency 0778-844196, 156 Enterprise Rd zimnspcahq@zol.co.zw

ANIMAL AWARENESS To report abused animals 0774-168218, Bernard 0775-722449, Mel 0778-431528 To report illegal selling of puppies on street corners Highlands Police Satelite Station 870233, 495504, Stella SPCA (weekdays) 0712-211900 or VAWZ 0774-168218 Lost & Found Radio Programme on Power FM Free every Wed/Thur .45pm. Lost or found dog, cat, ID etc, send SMS to: 0777-433393 Message will be read on radio. Please report hit and run incidents or abandonments of dogs to our SPCA inspectors (see numbers above). Report suspected rabies or an injured animal for assistance to VAWZ 0778-431528, 0774-168218, 0773-476009. All private vets and SPCA give Rabies vaccinations incl. the Government Vet (Borrowdale Rd) Phone first on 705451 to check. Or call Mel Hood Animal Welfare Officer VAWZ to assist. The removal of dead animals from roadsides: Harare City Waste Management Services 752637. Please inform the nearest veterinary surgery and the SPCA with description and whereabouts of animal. Snakes - Advice and removals Snake Park 0772-236099 Steve Durant (Avondale) 335336, 0772-251684 Chawatama Marimo (Greystone Park) 0772-269647 Bee Keeper Association Rene Fischer 495443, 0712-611253 Mike and Dustin Wilcox 496212, 0772-231683 PA Davis 301553, 0772-909509 Issue No 44 - October 2013

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS EMERGENCY SERVICES FROM A LANDLINE DIAL 993 OR TOLL FREE FROM A CELLPHONE DIAL 112 Econet, 114 Netone, 911 Telecel Harare Hotlines: 705905, 771221, 706034, 0772235461, 0772792800, 0712600002 These numbers will give you access to Ambulance Services, Fire Brigade and the Police across Zimbabwe.

CENTRAL POLICE STATION EMERGENCY: REPORT ACCIDENTS 777777, 777618, 777623/4/5 Inspector Meyaphi 0772-461395 CID Homicide DS Milward 0772-859598, 0773-025695 ARMED Robberies Chief Superintendant Magwenzi Office hours 758031 After hours 0712-322709

AMBULANCES EMERGENCY CITY Ambulance 994, 772375-6, 783980-7 FIRE Brigade 994, 772375-6, 783980-7 EMRAS 250011/2, 0772-141610 MARS Ambulance 791074, 706034, 790392, 705905 0772-235461, 0712-600002 0712-980632/633 NETSTAR Ambulance Service 797589/90, 2900251 0774-828888 RMC Ambulance 301974 ST JOHNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Ambulance 253046, 753911, 0774-452233 TRAUMA CENTRE Hospital & Ambulance 15 Lanark Rd, Belgravia 700666-8, 707072 24hr Hotline 0778-470084 ZESA 24 hour faults Avondale, Mabelreign, Milton Park, Monavale 305707, 310377 Central 704236, 2923103 Belvedere 2906939 Borrowdale 851277, 2923102 Highlands 497508, 497500 CITY OF HARARE Water faults, burst pipes 791101, 772453 Call Centre Eng. Zvobgo 700087

DIAL 04 for any Harare calls from cell phone to landline

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HOSPITALS Avenues Clinic 251143, 251190/99 52 Baines Avenue 24 Hour 705434/49/64 Emergency Medical Centre Corporate 24 6 Bath Rd, Belgravia 700401, 700410 Parirenyatwa Hospital 708864-5 St Annes Hospital 339933/6 Rock Medical Centre 92 Norfolk Rd, Mt Pleasant 338878/9, 0774-812481/4 Pharmacy 338876 RMC Ambulance 301974 Michael Gelfand Clinic 251067, 708844/5 ER 24 53 J. Chinamano Ave 762937-9, 762937/8 2932121, 0772-863708 Pharmacy 762940

ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE Road Angels 24hr assistance towing, recovery, lost keys locked in the car. 23 Ceres Rd, Avondale 0772-122122, 0732-122122 334418 Road Rescue Recovery Vehicle recovery throughout Zimbabwe, 24hr assistance 29 Mazoe St 793768/9, 793828 0773-300800, 0773-133000 0714-899899 Automobile Association (AA) Emergencies within 100km radius of Harare. (24hr) 2 Kenilworth Rd, Newlands 788173-6 (head office), 776760, 0712-404913, 0712-603633, 0712-448876 MEDICALERT

81 Baines Ave, within the EMRAS premises. 704488, 704489, 2916307 medalert@africaonline.co.zw www.medicalert.co.zw

POLICE EMERGENCY 995 Central 748836, 777777 Avondale 336361, 336608, 336663 Borrowdale 860067/61 Highlands 495340, 495504 Mabelreign 336000 Marlborough ZRP 301853 Milton Park 336000, 708113 Monavale 336613 ROAD BLOCKS Zimbabwe Public Relations Dept. Superintendant Ncube 708176, 0712-769768 Spokesperson Traffic: Insp. Chigombe 0772-965030 Harare Traffic Sgt. Govere 0772-969485, Sgt. Dume 0772-715925 Insp. Chakanza 0772-496586 Snr Assist. Commissioner Chari 0712-867797 Assit. Insp. Chazovachiyi 0772-844744 Cst. Marezva 0773-197184 24hr Service number 703631 Blood Bank Mazowe St North, Avondale 707801/4, toll free 0800-4116 National Blood Service Zimbabwe Mazowe Street www.nbsz.co.zw 251851/4/5/6, 0772-162279-85, St Giles Medical Rehabilitation Centre 10 Drummond Rd, Milton Park 740955, 741856 Harare Clean-Up Campaign Waste Management: Report littering from vehicles - give reg. number, type of litter and where: 705661-2 Report illegal dumping/littering 780127, 770362 Support the campaign, for info contact: 0772-240442, hooknook@yoafrica.com Engineer P M Pfukwa, Director Engineering Services 752464, 775082 pmpfukwa@hararecity.co.zw Engineer C M Zvobgo, Director of Water and Sanitation 700087, 704193, 705654, cmzvobgo@mweb.co.zw



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