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11 May Today’s a day for warm and fuzzy. It’s 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela day …  when R100 000 of wool (sponsored by The South African Gold Coin Exchange & The Scoin Shop) will be reimagined as part of the massive Rainbow Nation Blanket of Hope. It’s an annual event but an ongoing effort for an incredible cause … the knitting doesn’t stop! So if you can knit or crochet, get hold of one of the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day national ambassadors, who will pave the way for anyone wanting to become a KnitWit. For further information and details about the ambassador in your region, visit http://67blankets.co.za/ or email [email protected]



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7 May

A fashion show, with popular fashion guru Greg Wallis talking guests through the latest trends. A message from leading Durban businesswoman Margaret Hirsch. A high tea with a massive – and decadent – spread. And all for a good cause. Book your spot at The Rotary Club of Hillcrest’s fundraising Mother’s Day High Tea in support of Fulton School for the Deaf (whose learners will also entertain you on the day). The event takes place at Club de Vie at Le Domaine Estate in Hillcrest at 9am for 9.30am on April 7, and tickets (which are limited) are R200 each. Details: 031 716 8000

20 to 22 May

For those of you just starting out on your parenting journey – or even just thinking about  a family – this one’s for you. The second Virtual Parenting Experience programme is three days of  interactive workshops, celebrity guest speakers, brands worth knowing about, and incredible giveaways … all without leaving your home. This  BabyYumYum.co.za event is all about offering  trusted parenting advice and products to parents and caregivers in the most accessible and convenient way possible.  With a series of curated webinars hosted by experts in their fields, it’s all happening on Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 20, 21 and 22. Tickets are R80 for all three days from babyyumyum.co.za/virtual-parenting-experience/

27 to 29 May

The loosening of Covid-19’s grip was the signal for artist Kathy Jacob to finally realise her dream to showcase some of the country’s finest artists to an appreciative audience. This will be done at the first-ever Art in the Country exhibition in Hilton. Forty artists, from the Midlands, Western Cape, Limpopo, East London and Malawi will be showcasing their work in a huge white marquee – a nod to Hilton’s unpredictable weather – in a picture perfect setting. There will be two additional tents, one of which will house food prepared by students from Jackie Cameron’s School of Food and Wine, and the other a drinks area. There will be Coffee stations on site and space is also being set aside for a picnic area and trestle tables for people to eat at. Art in the Country will be at Harrington House, open from 10am to 8pm on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 and from 9am to 2pm on Sunday, May 29. Entry is R20 a person and includes a guide to the artists on show. Pensioners qualify for a 50 percent discount and entry is free for children under 18.

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