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Run to show true altruism. Save Saturday, June 4, for a wildly exciting 5km fun run/walk hosted by the Organ Donor Foundation in conjunction with Hero777, SANBS, KZN Transplant Sports Association and KZN Eyebank. Kicking off at Morewood Farm, 64a Springside Road, Hillcrest (a venue well worth exploring), registration is at 8am, runners hit the track at 10am and walkers set off soon afterwards. For littlies who can’t manage 5km, there is a shorter 2km trail to enjoy. Take selfies at the event, post to your own page and tag @hero777 and the @Organ Donor Foundation – there are spot prizes up for grabs. There’s no cost for participants, but donations are welcomed. Free t-shirts to the first 350 who arrive and sign up as an organ and tissue donor. Go on, make a day of it in the name of life-saving organ and tissue donation.
If you’re after some valuable insight into psychiatry and mental health, don’t miss the podcast episodes of Beyond Madness, by Professor Christopher Szabo, together with Adcock Ingram OTC, on CliffCentral this month. These episodes delve into issues that are beyond the immediate clinical reality of psychiatry but integral to its practice; they take you behind the scenes through the voices of selected individuals, and each issue raised will be understood to have broader societal implications. Topics include Divorce and Child Custody (June 7), Social Media: Youth and emotional well-being (June 14), The Psychology of Serial Killers (June 21) and Trauma of Loss (28 June). You can tune in every Tuesday at 10am on cliffcentral.com. They are also available on Spotify as well as the Apple and Google podcast platforms.
For petrolhead dads there will be a host of Father’s Day fun at A State of Stance 2022 on June 18 and 19. Presented by VP Racing Fuels SA, this high-octane automotive show takes place at the Pavilion Shopping Centre and visitors can get up close to countless custom-built stance cars, hot rods and other exciting vehicles.
Stunt sensation Didi Bizzarro will also make his SA debut, thrilling the crowd with burnout car stunts on two wheels. Other highlights include an appearance by the Red Bull Car Park Drift champions, a spinning display by SA’s Queen of Smoke, Stacey-Lee May, a sound-off competition targeting 10 world records and an afterparty. Kids will be entertained with drift rides, simulators and virtual reality rides, and a full food court will cater to all palates. Tickets are R250 for Saturday and R200 for Sunday. VIP tickets are R500 for Saturday and R400 for Sunday. Kids under 10 enjoy free entry and pensioners pay R150. Book through Webtickets.co.za. Details: gasmagazine.co.za
Celebrating 40 years of showing off creative spaces, the East Coast Radio House and Garden Show is back, after a Covid hiatus, in carnival style. The show returns to the Durban Exhibition Centre from June 24 to July 3 with plenty of giveaways, special offers, big competitions and more.
A host of show favourites – including the Home Grown Design Fair, Outdoor, Garden and Lifestyle area and Foodie Fair. There will be loads of curated design features, so pop in, get inspired for your next big renovation project or just take your friends and family to experience the myriad of entertainment and tantalizing treats! Doors open Monday to Thursday 10am to 9pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to 10pm and Sunday from 10am to 8pm. Details: Follow them on FB and IG: @housegardenshow.
Don’t miss Clansthal Conservancy’s fundraising Winter Craft Market. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing Sunday in a beautiful garden with magnificent sea views while browsing more than 40 stalls offering a range of crafts, clothing, décor and food (with live music making the experience that much more enjoyable), so if you get there early you can have breakfast and stay for lunch. The market takes place on Sunday, June 26 from 9am to 2pm at the delightful home of Keith and Liz Cunningham, 111 Pig & Whistle Drive, Clansthal. All funds raised will be used to support conservancy initiatives that are focussed on the environmental aspects or needs of the area. Details: Contact Liz on [email protected] or 083 556 8108.