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Editor’s Life Everyday Life Netcare St. Anne’s Healthy Life/Beautiful Life Tiny Life Young Life/Party Life Busy Life

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5 Ways To Change Your Child’s Life! (and your own)


Read and learn better, faster and more effectively! From Grade 1 to Adults.

With our revolutionary programme in 6-10 weeks, you can: 1. Improve reading and comprehension 2. Improve marks 3. Increase self-confidence 4. Benefit from one-on-one tuition by qualified teachers 5. Guarantee results We Serve: • Hilton • Scottsville • Mountain Rise

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A new year with the excitement of new eager young students! Ready for a year of fun!

* Classes for students from 6 years to adults. * Holiday workshops for crafts and sewing. * Sewing machines supplied. 084 240 1992

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Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg

Editor’s Life

GRADES 1 - 12

A herd of cows will be causing a stir at PIETERMARITZBURG the Aquellé Midmar Mile this February. The eight novice swimmers who form this so-called herd are raising much-needed funds for the Childhood Haematology Oncology Clinics (CHOC) by swimming across the dam in various teams. CHOC your childOrganisation struggling atthat school? is aIs Non-Profit cares for children suffering from cancer. One of the Our proven methodology swimmers “the aim boostsexplained school that results andof the day is to self-confi raise awareness and funds for dence them [CHOC]” and that “we are doing it • English • Afrikaans • Maths for the children, our superheroes.” • Maths Lit • Science

Last year I told you all about my hubby’s Call us for more details on Amashova ride to raise funds for CHOC - 386 8217 he cycled in033 a “cow” outfit. He tends to get Edward Ave,whether Scottsville, roped215A intoKing these things, he wants Pietermaritzburg to or not. With the next “cow” event being the Midmar Mile, I naturally volunteered his services without first checking with Building firm foundations him. When I told him what I had done, he replied “ Nothing like a little pressure! I don’t even know if I can swim that far!”


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Cows to Cause a Stir at Midmar

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Well I imagine we will find out pretty soon...sink or swim... He needs to raise R2000 in order to “qualify” to wear the cow costume, so if you’d like to donate towards this excellent cause, do let me know. Even R50 will help CHOC raise much needed funds. If you’d like to also join the herd and swim the Midmar Mile for CHOC, contact for more information on how to join the herd and make a difference.

Alice xxx

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Everyday Life Nelson Mandela Heritage Sites • Nelson Mandela Capture Site: On 5 August 1962, Nelson Mandela was captured by the South African Police on the R103 about 5km outside the town of Howick in the Natal Midlands of KZN. Mandela was posing as a chauffeur after a clandestine visit to ANC leader, Albert Luthuli to request support for an armed struggle. This unassuming spot has now become a memorial to the great man. Apart from the very interesting sculpture depicting Mandela’s image and his long walk to freedom, the Apartheid Museum, the uMngeni Municipality and the KZN Heritage Council, have established the Truth Café and the Truth Store at the site and free tours are offered. Contact 082 895 1042 or 083 227 2376. Source: • Inanda Heritage Route: During S.A.’s first democratic elections Nelson Mandela chose to vote at Ohlange High School in Inanda as a way of honouring the first President of the ANC, John Langalibalele Dube, who is buried at the site. The Inanda Heritage Route takes guests to this school as well as to the Inanda Seminary, a private girls’ school, which, unlike other private schools of its kind at the beginning of apartheid, was not closed down. This was because the government of the day saw no threat in educating girls. Steeped in interesting history this institution is well worth a visit. A final stop is to a museum dedicated to Mahatma Ghandi. The museum was the former leader’s house and each room is filled with plaques describing his philosophy, explaining historic moments and displaying quotes. Contact: Garsons Expeditions, 031 – 561 1314,


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Netcare St. Anne’s Netcare St Anne’s Expands Netcare St Anne’s Hospital is currently undergoing a R125 million expansion and upgrade. The project will allow the hospital to offer an even more comprehensive service and improve local access to private healthcare. Experienced and highly trained medical, nursing and administrative personnel, together with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, have ensured that Netcare St Anne’s Hospital has maintained its reputation as one of the foremost health care facilities in KwaZulu-Natal. The upgrades are aimed at improving efficiencies and adding to patients’ comfort. Fifty three beds will be added bringing the total number of beds to 258. The theatre complexes are being modernised and expanded to incorporate the latest technology and equipment. The Hospital’s maternity unit is being entirely rebuilt and will include its own theatre

to accommodate Caesarean Sections. The demand for emergency services has increased in recent years and the emergency department is being trebled in size to accommodate this. Dedicated oncology beds are also being added to keep immune-suppressed oncology patients isolated and protected. Patients will also benefit from the development of a dedicated cardiac critical care unit and cardiac ward. Other improvements include increasing the capacity of the retail pharmacy, kitchen and administrative areas to cater for the envisaged larger number of patients. New doctors’ consulting suites are being incorporated to accommodate more medical practitioners while the old medical centre will be modernised. More parking bays are to be added and the coffee shop will get a make-over. For more information on the upgrades contact Hospital Management, 033 – 897 5000.

ST ANNE’S HOSPITAL Pregnancy Awareness Week 10 - 16 February

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Maternity Unit

Start your journey to motherhood in our comfortable Maternity Unit. Book your bed & register automatically on the Maternity Passport which includes: • 4D live scan • Baby gift bag • Photo on Netcare website • Birth registration • 1st immunisation in ward • 1st well baby visit in Stork’s Nest • Netcare 911 registration for 18 months • 24 hr advice line

Paediatric Unit

Our comprehensive state of the art Paediatric Unit offers the following facilities: • Specialised equipment • 8 General wards • 7 Isolation units • Playroom • Mums’ lounging area

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Kindly register with Sister Kate on 033 897 5175 to secure your seat to our OPEN DAY which takes place on 19 Feb 2014.

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Healthy Life/Beautiful Life Manicure in a Minute Take years off your hands with Sh’Zen’s skin-softening exfoliator and rich, revitalising moisturiser. For a Manicure in a Minute exfoliate your hands with 5ml of the Sh’zen Hand Exfoliating Cream until the hands feel dry, and rinse in the water. This thick gritty cream contains purified volcanic stone and ground almonds to remove hard, thickened skin and stimulate cellular renewal. The sweet almond and apricot kernel oils nourish and soften the skin.

Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day with a spray of the perfect perfume at a discounted price. Now available at Skin Worx.

Open: Mon - Fri - 9am - 4.30pm, Sat: 9am - 2pm, Sun: 9am - 1pm Address: Camps Drift Park, 3 Barnsley Road, Pietermaritzburg Telephone: 033 - 346 2248

Then massage the hands with the Sh’Zen Treatment Cream (to increase the benefits cover your hands with gloves and leave on for at least 20 minutes). A face mask for your hands, this cream is rich in Aloe Vera, an ingredient that soothes, heals and brings deep nourishment. The cream also contains lime blossom which diminishes the appearance of age spots.

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The Hand Exfoliating Cream and the Treatment Cream each cost R169. For more info contact: Claudette, 082 494 4271.

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• Post-natal depression and adjusting to being a new mother • Anxiety and depression in women and relationship issues

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Managing a family, a home, finances and relationships can become overwhelming. Seeing a psychologist can help to manage these issues both emotionally and practically. I see patients of all ages.

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Unsure whether your problem is big enough to see a psychologist? Contact me or visit my website. 083 290 3069 27 Kirchener Road, Clarendon, Pietermaritzburg •


Some of the issues I deal with include: • Worries about children (emotional, intellectual, behavioural) • Depression, anxiety and stress • Marital or relationship difficulties • Family transitions

Healthy Life/Beautiful Life Run Walk For Life Run Walk For Life is a familiar name in the fitness and wellness industry in South Africa and celebrates its 30th year in 2014. The Run Walk For Life programme has been scientifically developed to help people get fit, lose weight and at the same time have fun. Three sessions are held per week for members during which they run or walk with other members of similar levels of fitness. Staff members have been fully trained and have gained certificates of competence before being permitted to open branches in any area. The programme is very suitable for people of all ages, shapes, sizes and levels of fitness. Running or walking provides many health benefits, assists with the prevention of coronary artery disease, and is ideally suited for people with diabetes.

The Fun Way to Fitness & Weight Loss BRANCHES IN: Hilton, Howick & Pietermaritzburg

For more information: Hilton 082 809 4862 • Howick 072 908 9375 Pietermaritzburg 084 582 4005

Branches are situated in all main centres in South Africa with Pietermaritzburg, Hilton and Howick providing venues of a high standard. The Howick Branch, managed by Mark Taylor, has recently opened and has already grown to 40 members in just a few months. Mark is determined to ensure that his members receive quality service and training as are the managers of the Hilton and Pietermaritzburg Branches. Jane Dickinson has run the Hilton Branch for the past eight years. She has been responsible for the training and development of many runners and walkers during this time. Jane is an impressive athlete in her own right and can regularly be found on the podium at the finish of races. The Pietermaritzburg Branch, managed by Allan Angus, has two groups of sessions catering for morning and evening runners and walkers with more than 130 members in total. Visit for more info. 7

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Healthy Life/Beautiful Life Granny Mouse Country House and Spa

Mouse will help make treasured time with your loved ones a sure thing.

The spectacular Granny Mouse Country House and Spa is a one of a kind getaway for those wanting to find the perfect place to rekindle their romance, embrace the outdoors, relax and unwind, host a wedding or conference or simply enjoy top class dining at its best.

Granny Mouse is also the perfect country setting to host the wedding of your dreams. The venue has a number of romantic possibilities including a beautiful chapel that is set against a backdrop of valleys and hills alongside the Lion’s River. The large number of wedding packages are also designed to suit every couple’s needs, in order to make the big day exceptional.

Situated in the heart of the Natal Midlands, only one and a half hours from Durban or Contact: Granny Mouse, 033 – 234 4071, four hours from Johannesburg, you’ll feel at, home away from home with the excellent service and top-class value provided for guests and visitors alike. With an award- SPECIAL: Buy a Burger & Get a Pizza Free winning Eaves Fine Dining Restaurant, at Granny Mouse Every Wednesday for Diners Club Diamond Award winning wine Lunch or Dinner. Prices start from R70. list, newly refurbished bistro, beautiful gardens and fully equipped spa that offers WIN WIN WIN Lunch at Granny Mouse excellent facilities and trained therapists Country House & Spa for 1 lucky reader with a passion for the beauty and wellness valued at R500 (this voucher cannot be industry, as well as 32 stunning rooms redeemed for any of the specials on offer). available for a luxurious stay – Granny




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Healthy Life/Beautiful Life Colour-Me Eston Run 2014 The Colour-me Eston Run will be taking place on Saturday 1 February at the Beaumont Eston Farmers’ Club in Eston (approximately 30 minutes from Pietermaritzburg and 45 minutes from Durban). Drawing inspiration from The Colour Run, which started in the U.S. in January 2012 and known as the “Happiest 5km on the Planet”, this fun 5km paint race will be devoted to celebrating health, happiness and giving back to the Eston community. All proceeds will go towards the Eston Primary School. Dress code is white. The run will start at 12 midday and runners will be covered with powder paint at each kilometre mark as they make their way from start to finish. The afternoon will continue with a colour festival during which runners and supporters will be invited to use as much paint powder as they can to create lasting memories. With additional powder, accompanied by live music, this should prove to be a fun time! The Eston Beaumont Farmers’ Club’s cricket field will be transformed into an arena of colour, music and fun, with food and beverages on sale throughout the afternoon. Runners, joggers and walkers can sign up at Late entries are also welcome. Visit the official Facebook page: pages/COLOUR-me-ESTON-run/610160245711198?ref=hl Join in and enjoy tons of colour and tons of fun!

Are you or your child not coping? • Psycho Educational Assessments • Art/Play Therapy • Adolescent Therapy/ Assessments • Adult Individual Therapy • Couple Counselling • Family Counselling • Trauma Counselling

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• Increase intelligence • Sharpen attention & concentration • Develop accurate perception • Improve long & short term memory • Promote logical thought • Improve reading • Build self-esteem & self-confidence

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Speech Therapist ADULTS & CHILDREN SPECIAL INTERESTS • Reading & Spelling • Stroke Rehabilitation • Paediatric &

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Swallowing Disorders

Cell: 084 240 9610 Tel: 033 - 346 2041

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Tiny Life How to Help in Pietermaritzburg • Pietermaritzburg-based Gift of the Givers is the first international humanitarian organisation accredited by Proudly South African and has been rated as one of the most trusted and admired nongovernmental organisations in the country. In recognition of Gift of the Givers’ humanitarian work, the Post Office has issued a miniature sheet that costs R10.60 and is valid postage for A5-sized domestic letters. The stamps will be available at and most post offices. Enquiries can also be made at • Msunduzi Hospice which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013 was originally known as The Pietermaritzburg Hospice Association and was founded in 1983 to provide quality palliative care for people suffering from life-threatening illnesses. In 1999 it amalgamated with the Edendale Hospice, thus extending the reach of the organisation into the greater Pietermaritzburg area. In the past, the association focused on helping terminally-ill patients to die with dignity. Although that philosophy is still there they have also tried to move away from the idea of Hospice as a place to die, towards the idea of Hospice as place of life, where people who are living are also assisted. This shift coincided with the need to meet the needs of those suffering from HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis. The care is provided free of charge to all regardless of race, gender, age or faith. Msunduzi Hospice is heavily reliant on monetary and in-kind donations from the public and they also rely on volunteers to assist in all areas. Hospice House has a Shop, Bookshop, Coffee Shop and Conference Centre. Contact 033 – 344 1560, www.

Co-curricular or extra-mural course at your school, on a weekly basis by a trained Ms Manners. Create children prepared for the future with good manners & social skills, an attitude of willingness to please, respect, awareness of choice of behaviour, acceptance of consequences, empathy, consideration of the feelings of others, conscience and confidence. Private and holiday classes also offered

Kaamani 073 222 8473

cares for children who are abused, neglected, orphaned and abandoned between the ages of 6 and 18 years. The centre is registered to cater for 60 children. Contact S.Suleman on or 031 - 577 8918/48 for more information

• Stimulates all the senses and promotes learning • Develops perceptual motor skills • Unique range of climbing and clambering equipment 2 Months • Original Clamber to Club action songs and 3 Years exciting props • Gives parents great stimulation ideas Mother and Baby and Toddler for home Weekly Stimulation Classes Babies: Hillcrest: 084 577 7630 Toddlers: Ballito: 076 222 2946 • Kloof: 083 259 2746 • Pietermaritzburg: 083 445 1441 •

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Young Life/Party Life Smartie Party Planners We specialise in kiddies’ themed parties, jumping castles, face painting, cakes and lots more... • Kids’ party décor • Party furniture • Jumping castles • Cakes & cupcakes • Party packs • Paper plates, cups & serviettes Nozie 082 831 6844

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Book Your Child’s Next Birthday Party With Us! Natasha 084 255 1142 Leaders In The Kids’ Party Industry!

For all ages & abilities • Heated pools • Showers/change rooms • Enclosed parking • Gym equipment • Tuck shop • Safe, park-like surroundings

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Pietermaritzburg Gymnastics Academy For Hire

Gymnastics improves posture, co-ordination, stamina, flexibility and discipline of mind & body.

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• Plain & various themed tables • Chairs for little ones • Stools for 8 years & older • Chair & stool covers • Personalised banners • Customised piñatas & centre-pieces on request

• Boys & Girls • Age 3 & up • Fun filled programmes

Visit our showroom

Contact Sherri on 083 547 5981

THE ONE STOP PARTY Jumping Castles & Children’s Party Planner


Specialising in Kidz Themed Parteez! We provide: Themed Party Table & Chairs, Tableware & Décor, Jumping Castles, Popcorn & Candy Floss Machines, Cakes, Sand Art, Face Painting, Bambino Toddlers’ Set, Themed Fur Costumes (Spiderman, Hello Kitty, Barney, Minnie Mouse & Winnie the Pooh), Themed Adult Table and Chairs, Photography & So Much More...

Visit our party showroom for your next party!

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Young Life/Party Life Giving Kids the Right Start by Involving Them in Mealtimes Planting a veggie garden is an excellent way to get kids involved in mealtimes. If they grow their own food, they are more likely to eat it. Planting a vegetable or even simply a herb garden allows children to learn where their greens come from and how they grow. Allow your child to water the patch themselves and even pull out weeds. This teaches them responsibility and ownership. When the time comes, let your child pick and wash the fruit, vegetables or herbs to be used in the meal preparation and involve your child as much as possible. If planting a garden is not possible, take your child out on family outings to nearby farms or at the very least fresh food markets. Tips to encourage children to eat: • Cut foods, like sandwiches, fruit and veg, into different shapes or let your child cut the shapes with cookie cutters. • Arrange foods on the plate in funny shapes, or let your child design their own picture before sitting down to eat. • Serve fruit and veg skewers, which your child can help prepare. • Create ice-lollies from 100% fruit juice or yoghurt and add chopped-up fruit pieces. • Make jelly and add chopped-up fruit and even a biscuit before setting. Self-Service: At this age, children want to eat what everyone around them is enjoying, so they may often reach out and grab food. By providing your little one with fun and interactive utensils, bowls and plates toddlers will look forward to serving and feeding themselves. Source: Philips AVENT. Visit for info.

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SCHOOL & BABY ALBUMS • Practical & colourful with professional design • Space for photos, notes, certificates etc • Have your child’s name printed on the cover • My First Years’ Album: from pregnancy to toddler • My School Years’ Album: from preschool to matric

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Young Life/Party Life Spend More Time with Your Children by Working from Home

Learn to swim the fun way Kids from 2 years +

Car pools, lunch bags, after-school activities, dinner, homework, bath time, bedtime – all these responsibilities pile up on top of your own job and the other realities of adulthood. Each day with young kids feels like a week, each week like a month. Yet as every birthday passes, the years seem to be streaking by at warp speed, our adult lives often preventing us from fully appreciating the delicate nuances of our children’s lives. When you add up all the time your kids spend at daycare, in school, asleep, at friends’ homes, with babysitters, at camp, and otherwise occupied with activities that don’t include you, the remaining moments become especially precious. There are only 940 Saturdays between a child’s birth and her leaving for college. That may sound like a lot, but how many have you already used up? If your child is five years old, 260 Saturdays are gone. Poof! And the older your kids get, the busier their Saturdays are with friends and activities. Ditto Sundays. And what about weekdays? Depending on your children’s ages and whether you work outside the home, there may be as few as one or two hours a day during the week for you to spend with them.

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Hopefully one day you will greet your children’s departure with a profound sense of satisfaction because you’ve given them what they need to succeed and also given yourself what you need to feel like a successful parent. Optimise the time you spend with your kids by opening up your own healthcare practice from home. Contact Taryn for info. Contact: Taryn Edge, BodyTalk, 083 784 5577, 13

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Young Life/Party Life Hairy Insect Party Treats!


• Spiders:

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Ingredients: Chocolate balls, mini liquorice sweets, short liquorice strips. Method: Stick the mini liquorice sweet to the front of the chocolate ball. Stick 8 liquorice “legs”, in different lengths, to the body. Allow the chocolate to set before handling. • Hairy Caterpillars: Ingredients: Sour worms, vermicelli, icing tube. Method: Spread melted chocolate over the sour worm (leaving one end clear for the head) and press the worm into the vermicelli. Use the icing tube to draw a face. • Ladybirds: Ingredients: Jelly Tots, round sugared jelly sweets, icing tube.


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Method: Cut a piece off a Jelly Tot and stick the flat end to the round sugared jelly sweet, to form the head and body. Allow the chocolate and icing to set before handling. SPECIAL R4999 incl. VAT

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Busy Life • Spay/Neuter Awareness Month • Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Month • Reproductive Health Month • Environmental Awareness Month • 2 Feb, World Wetlands Day • 3 – 7 Feb, International Networking Week • 4 World Cancer Day • 10 – 16 STI/Condom Week • 10 – 16 Pregnancy Awareness Week • 14 Feb, Valentine’s Day • 15 Feb, Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Day • 15 Feb, International Childhood Cancer Day • 16 – 22 Feb, Teen Suicide Prevention Week • 17 Feb – 14 Mar Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination Campaign Every Sat & Sun, 9.30am – 4.30pm, GROWING PARKS (Jumping Castle. All funds go to the upkeep of the park), Chase Valley Rd Park,, Cost: FREE • 8.30am, KINGDOM BUSINESS NETWORKING BREAKFAST, The Coffeeberry, Cascades Mall, Belinda, info@ • WOMEN IN BUSINESS MONTHLY MEETINGS, secretary@, Cost: R95 (members) R120 (non-members) • By appointment only, Online TraumaCounselling & Life Coaching, 031 – 716 8226, Dr Barbara Johnson, DrBJ@ • BELLY DANCE LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS, Belly Chique Belly Dance Studio, PMB, 082 485 3908, Vanessa • JUST BOUTIQUE (Health, Beauty, Craft & Food Workshops), Athlone, 033 – 342 4984, 084 587 0880,, Lara Edmonds, • LEARN ALL ABOUT HERBS WITH HILTON’S HERBOLOGIST, Hilton, 082 808 1519, Diane Aldworth, dragonair@lantic. net • By arrangement, PERSONALISED MAKE-UP LESSONS & LADIES’ WORKSHOPS, 079 541 2551, Jacqui, jacquigeel@ • By arrangement, HOITTY TOITTY CUPCAKES & CAKES, 079 517 2220, Yola, • Twice weekly, ZERO TO PRO CAKE DECORATING CLASS, The Cake House, 033 – 344 3952, Cheryl • Wed, 10am – 12pm, POSTNATAL CLASSES FOR MOMS & BABIES (0 – 6 MONTHS), St Anne’s Hospital, Stork’s Nest, 033 – 897 5309, Sr Kate Paine, katherine.paine@netcare. • Fri, 8am – 10am, weekly/biweekly, LIFE COACHING EXCLUSIVELY FOR WOMEN Vlei Rd, Hilton, Cherri, cherri@ • Early evenings/Sat mornings, 2 hours, 3D BUSINESS CONSULTING: PERSONAL FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE WORKSHOP, Montrose, 033 – 347 1702, Belinda, belinda., Cost: R250 p.p. • 3-7 Mar INTRODUCTION TO PALLIATIVE CARE FOR PROFESSIONALS, Hospice, 033 – 344 1560, Heidi, • 1st Sat monthly, ARTS, CRAFTS & PERFORMING ARTS MARKET, Mountain View Entertainment Centre, 071 355 8714, Traci Weekday mornings, ART JOURNALING, Hilton, 033 – 343 3838, 082 758 4652, Rose • CORNER POST DAILY SPECIALS (Weekday lunch, Tues Night, Wed Night, Sun lunch, Pensioner tea/coffee, Howick, 033 – 330 7636, • 7 Feb, 7pm, GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT, Mountain View Entertainment Centre, Dee,, FREE

• By arrangement, PONIES FOR PARTIES, Ashburton or at your venue, 083 460 7643, Gael Whiteley, ponies4parties. • NATURE WALKS, Hilton, various venues, 072 620 2853,, • 8.30am & 12.30pm, INCHANGA CHOO CHOO STEAM TRAIN, Kloof to Inchanga Station Craft Market (return), 082 353 6003, • 1st Sun, 10am – 3pm, MINIATURE LIVE STEAM TRAINS, 78 Rudling Rd, Bisley, 082 557 2119, Andries Keyser, PMB Model Engineering Society, Cost: R8 • Last Thurs monthly, HILTON HARRIERS RUN, Opposite Hilton Hotel, Hilton, 083 301 4048 • 9am – 5pm, Tues – Sun (closed Mon), PLAY DAYS (Big indoor playground), Camps Drift Park, 073 672 6122, Kate, Cost: R35 per child • Thurs, 5.30pm, HILTON HARRIERS RUN, Old Main Brewery, Hilton, 083 301 4048 • 1 Feb, 12pm till late afternoon, COLOUR ME ESTON 5KM FUN RUN, Beaumont Eston Farmers’ Club, www.roag. • Last Sat monthly, 9am – 2pm, HAMPSTEAD MARKET (Handmade goods), Hampstead Farm, Bishopstowe, 076 676 0760, Tracey van der Walt, • 1st & last Sat monthly, 8am – 12pm, PIETERMARITZBURG SPCA MORNING MARKETS, 235 Woodhouse Rd, 033 – 386 9267 • 1st Fri monthly, 3pm – 6pm, EVENING MARKET, Sue Tarr’s & La Popote, Dennis Shepstone Drive, Hilton, 033 – 343 1448 • Last Sat monthly, 9am – 2pm, HOUSE OF HEART EMPORIUM MONTHLY MARKET, Dunrobin Garden Centre, 31 Warwick Rd, PMB, 076 788 2052, Nada • Last Sun monthly, 9am – 3pm, INCHANGA CRAFT MARKET, Inchanga Station & Railway Museum, 076 564 6357, • Sat, 7am – 11am, KARKLOOF FARMERS’ MARKET, 2.6km outside Howick on Karkloof Rd (access on D507), 082 820 8986, Andrea • Sat, Sun & Public Holidays, 10am – 4pm, MOUNTAIN VIEW CRAFT MARKET, Mountain View, 033 – 390 6311, Lee-Ann,, • Sat, 6am, PMB FARMERS’ MARKET, Alexandra Park, 082 886 0687 • Various dates & times, BOOKS2YOU BOOK FAIRS, Schools in PMB, Ladysmith & Estcourt, 031 – 705 7744, Kathy, • Various dates & times, CRICKET SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE (Holiday clinics, private & group coaching, birthday parties), PMB, 083 964 9460,, Graeme • Tues, THERMOSCAN (RADIATION-FREE BREAST CANCER SCREENING), Midlands Medical Centre, PMB, 082 375 3805, Marcelle, • Wed, 1pm – 2pm, FREE RABIES CLINIC, Umgeni Vet, Hilton, 033 – 343 4316 • Thurs, THERMOSCAN (RADIATION-FREE BREAST CANCER SCREENING), Howick Health Centre, Howick, 082 375 3805, Marcelle,


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