Hot Dates to diarise this November
Immerse yourself in the most beautiful Little Local Market at under the trees at Sage Centre in Salt Rock on the first Saturday of every month. The market is from 9am to 1pm, entrance is free and you’ll be able to connect, eat and play with talented local vendors, traders, gypsies, makers and creators. Sip on a gin cocktail, drink great coffee and listen to live music while browsing stunning stalls and shops. Let the children run free in a safe and fun kiddies’ play area.
Details: Sage, Old Fort Road, Salt Rock, www.sagecentre.co.za or 032 525 8059.
It’s nearly time for one of our very favourite days of the year … Sunflower Day. If you haven’t already, then make sure you get yourself a beautiful Sunflower Fund tope and why not consider becoming a bone marrow donor? It’s not as painful think and it’s really the ultimate gift you can give another person! According to the Global Cancer Observatory, a South African is diagnosed with a blood disorder every five minutes, and there are only under 77 000 registered donors in the country. This year, Sunflower Day will be celebrated on 13 November and you can take part by either becoming a donor or buying a Tube of Hope (TOPE) and sharing some hope. TOPES are available online or at Pick n Pay stores and selected pharmacies nationwide for R30. You could also consider planning a mini-event or fundraiser to commemorate Sunflower Day and help with much-needed fundraising efforts to grow the patient support fund.
Details: www.sunflowerfund.org, 0800 12 10 82.
The Philocaly Trail (Philocaly meaning the Love of Beauty) is a KZN beach walk that was initiated by nature lover Nikki Williamson, which sees participants donating money to marine conservation charities for each day that they walk. The event first took place last year, with 285 participants, and over R60 000 was raised and donated to WildOceans Conservation, Breathe Ocean Conservation and KZN Beach Clean UP. When 420 walkers took the beach (walking between Mtunzini and Sheffield Beach over five days) in September this year, a remarkable R100 000 was raised. Due to popular demand, a ‘mini’ Philocaly Trail has been organised on 14 and 15 November. Participants can walk on one or both days and the event goes from Tinley Manor Beach to Salmon Bay Beach (15km on day 1) and then Salmon Bay to Umdloti (17km on day 2).
Details: FB: Philocaly Trail or email: [email protected]
We are absolutely delighted by the news that the incredibly popular SA musician Jeremy Loops will be performing live at the Chris Saunders Park in Umhlanga on Sunday 22 November! Yay for live music concerts being a thing again! Loops will be supported by local artists and there will be a variety of food stands as well as a fully stocked bar available. The organisers have assured us that all Covid-19 protocols will be in place to make the event a safe environment and there will be plenty of space for social distancing and sanitizing stations available. Face masks are required. No food or beverages will be allowed into the venue. Tickets are limited to 500 people and are between R180 and R200 per person. Gates open at 12. Details: www.webtickets.co.za
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