Community notices

Sunday February 11
Health screening
The Seventh Day Adventist Church will be hosting their monthly free health screening on Sunday February 11, at 8 Buckley Road, Gleemoor (behind Ned Doman High School), from 11am to 2pm. Health checks include blood pressure, glucose levels, etc, and will be administered by qualified nurses. For more information, contact Shirna on 081 594 3734 or Veracious on 074 808 7965.

Tuesday February 13
The Heideveld Residents Association  will meet on Tuesday February 13 at the Father’s House, on the corner of Groenberg and Katberg Roads, Heideveld, at 6pm. For more information, contact Vanessa Sauls at 076 073 6777 or Juwaya Cassiem at 083 402 8181.

Wednesday February 14
The Maitland Cottage Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital will host a Valentine’s Day dinner fund-raiser on Wednesday February 14 at the Claremont civic centre, at 7pm. There will be a three-course dinner, live entertainment, dancing, spot prizes and a raffle. Tickets cost R250. To book, call Josephine, Nicole, Fiona or Matron on 021 674 2090 or email

Thursday February 15
U3A meeting
The U3A Athlone general meeting will take place on Thursday February 15 at the Belthorn Recreation Centre in Lansdowne at 10am for 10.30am. The topic will be “What Now?” What does 2018 hold for South Africa – Making sense of the signals. The speaker will be Dr Trevor Manuel. For more information contact Jacki Lange on 083 642 2567 or 021 696 5213. 

Saturday February 17
Family history 
Moegamat Gielmie Hartley will explain the tradition and history of the Cape Malay miedora or keringkam (women’s wedding headgear), at the Cape Town Family History Society meeting in St John’s Church Hall, St John’s Road, Wynberg, on Saturday February 17, from 2.15pm. Entry for non-members is R20. Contact Ann Smythe at 083 6633 463, 021 782 7277 or or David Slingsby at 072 782 3597, 021 715 5104, or Visit for map and information.

Sunday February 18
The third annual Paws on the Promenade – a dog-walk fund-raiser in aid of Khayelitsha’s Mdzananda Animal Clinic – will be held on the Sea Point promenade on Sunday February 18, at 9am. The 5km route is from the Mouille Point lighthouse to the Sea Point swimming pool and back. There are shorter turnaround points for old, tired and injured pets (or humans). You can book a stray pet to join you on the walk by emailing  Tickets cost R40 per person and R40 per dog and are available on Quicket at Email to pre-register. Registration on the day will start at 8am. Dress like your pet or wear something orange.

Saturday and Sunday February 17 and 18
Take a hike
Peninsula Ramblers are hiking Brakkloofrant on Elsie’s Peak on Saturday February 17. Meet at 8am in parking area at 2nd Avenue, Fish Hoek, opposite Zip Print, or call Elizabeth at 021 782 6999, or 079 888 6073.
*Also on Saturday February 17 they are hiking above Glencairn. Meet at 1pm at Jonkershoek dam parking area top of Glencairn Expressway for a four-hour hike or call Ewen at 073 7999 109.
*On Sunday February 18 they have a strenuous adventurous hike on the Caveman’s Overhang route on the Back Table. Meet at 8am at Constantia Nek parking or call Urs at 084 713 5545, or email
Entry is R20 for guests. Visit
*Meridian Hiking Club is hiking from Newlands along the contour path to Rhodes Memorial and back on Saturday February 17. No need to book, only necessary enquiries about this hike, no directions, to Victoria at R20 guest fee for non-members.

Thursday February 22
Celebrity cook-off
Celebrity cook and film-maker Justin Bonello will share his passion for food at Jonkershuis Restaurant Courtyard, Groot Constantia Estate, on Thursday February 22, from 6pm. The event is in aid of the Sunflower Fund. The cost is R950 and includes arrival drinks, a meal, wine and the opportunity to mingle with Justin. To book contact Janine Le Roux at  or 021 701 0661.

Saturday February 24
Cansa Shavathon 
The annual Cansa Shavathon will take place at shopping centres on Saturday February 24 and Sunday February 25, and at workplaces from Monday February 26 to Friday March 2. The shaving or spraying of heads is a symbolic gesture in support of cancer patients and survivors who  lose their hair while undergoing treatment. Adults pay R50 and children younger than 12 pay R25. Visit for more information.

Saturday and Sunday March 17 and 18
Jehovah’s Witnesses gathering
Jehovah’s Witnesses will gather at 16 Stellenberg, Bellair, Bellville, during the weekend of Saturday and Sunday March 17 and March 18. Sessions start at 9.40am and continue to 3.55pm with a break from 12.05pm to 1.20pm. Everyone is welcome to come and listen to the Bible-based speeches, interviews, demonstrations and experiences. No collections are made and admission is free. Take your Bible and notebook along. For more details, call Brandon Stevens on 082 330 0502 or email or Ian Gertse on 084 590 0790 or email

Seniors’ holiday
The Belgravia senior centre is hosting a week away to Goudini Spa from Thursday September 13 to Monday September 17 at R1500 per person. Deposit is R400 per person. Self-catering – four people per chalet. For more information contact Cornelia or Mona on 021 696 3665.