Joburg Seafood and Jazz Racing Festival are set to delight and 4Racing looks forward to hosting you on April 2 at Turffontein Racecourse for a day of horseracing filled with food and fun. You can expect exciting racing, a feast of seafood and other gourmet delights from the seafood village, live jazz performances and loads of entertainment for the children. Enjoy the sounds of the Billy Monama Quartet, the Sisonke Xonti Quartet and the Romy Brauteseth Trio, while children take part in fun activities from face-painting to magic shows, jumping castles, pony rides and more. The two main races on the day are the World Sports Betting SA Classic and the Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic. These two Grade 1 races form the second leg of the WSB Triple Crown and the Wilgerbosdrift Triple Tiara. 4Racing want to bring people back to the races and they welcome everyone, including families, to experience the thrilling atmosphere of the horses and live entertainment, along with food and drink experience. 4Racing intends to contribute to the transformation of the horse racing industry by including world-class hospitality as part of a day at the races. Gates open at 11:00 and entertainment carries on until 19:00. Tickets cost R50 for adults and R25 for under 18s, with a family ticket for two adults and two children under 12 costing R100. Guests over the age of 12 need to be fully vaccinated. Get your tickets at Webtickets.
Join in the fun of the April Fools Parkrun at Rietvlei on April 2 at 8am. Come dressed in crazy coloured tutus with fun accessories, wigs and hats. The parkrun is a free event of a 5km walk or run. All ages are welcome and dogs on leads are allowed to join. Note one dog per walker/runner. Now is also the time to jot April 16 down in your diary for the Easter Parkrun. Come dressed up with Easter bunny ears and fun accessories. Details: www.parkrun.co.za
Cars4Kids, in association with Smith Garage, will host a rooftop car show charity event on April 3 from 7.30am to 4.30pm at The Glen Shopping Centre. All the proceeds will go to the Door of Hope and TLC Children’s Home. Bring the whole family and enjoy the festivities, from a car show to a market selling homemade arts and crafts. Tickets will be sold on the day and cost R60 per car for exhibitors, R20 per adult and children enter for free. Details: Chantel Canario 082 440 9568 or [email protected]
Make your way to The Country Fair/Car Boot Sale/Food Court hosted at Uncle Tim’s on April 3 from 9am to 3pm. This market has a little bit of everything including bric-a-brac, arts and crafts, a whole section specifically for second-hand household items like crockery, tools, second-hand clothing and shoes, toys and much more. They also support charities and NPOs like Germiston SPCA, Paws for People and Purple Paws. Entry to the event is free and all Covid regulations must be adhered to. Uncle Tim’s is situated in Brentwood Park, Benoni and is open seven days a week where you can also browse through a variety of shops selling all sorts of goodies. Details: www.uncletims.co.za or 010 590 8003.
Ward 106 councillors will host a charity golf day on April 8 at the Reading Country Club. They want to chip away at child abuse, so all proceeds will go to the Teddy Bear Clinic South Africa and Unchain Our Children. The format is a Betterball Stableford and cost is R4 000 per four-ball. Registration starts at 10am, with a shotgun starting at 11.30pm. This is a great opportunity for companies to sponsor holes at R3 000 per hole and brand themselves while enjoying a fun day out with the golfers. Details: Tim Denny on 084 468 8556, Bronwyn on 062 959 4394, Lance on 072 467 7988 or Nina on 068 567 4939.
The Antiques and Collectables and Arts and Craft Market at Uncle Tim’s sure is not to be missed. Visit them on April 9 between 9am to 3pm and browse through over 100 stalls that sell all kinds of antiques and collectables such as toys, books, war medals, coins, cameras and more. Details: www.uncletims.co.za or 010 590 8003.
Peoples Theatre is excited to bring you an ensemble of great African stories that are particularly appealing to children with an audience favourite Beneath African Skies running a limited season until April 10. This production aims to introduce the magic and joy of live theatre to young audiences. The emphasis is on the value of books and reading. Familiar stories are acted out in a creative format told with Peoples Theatre’s trademark wit and great musical numbers. Audience participation is encouraged, gently reminding learners that reading and books are filled with magic and fun! Showtimes for schools are Monday to Friday at 9am and 11am and the showtimes for the public are 10.30am and 2.30pm on weekends and school holidays. Tickets cost R145 per person, R100 per member of the Peoples Theatre Club and R115 per person accompanying club members. Interested schools can contact the theatre for costing. All Covid-19 protocols are in place. Details: 082 450 6524 or peoplestheatre.co.za
Make a weekend of it with family and friends and enjoy good times at the Junction 21 weekend market running from April 15 to April 17. With several stalls to browse from and good food to enjoy, you need not look much further for a good time. And, it is indoors which these days is a plus considering the strange weather patterns we are experiencing. They will also be hosting a Night Market and Day Market over the weekend of April 29 to May 1. The market is situated at 1 Oosthuizen Road, Bardene, Boksburg. Details: 074 549 0005.
What better way to spend the day with your family and friends than go Easter egg hunting. Join Blessings Kids Functions on April 16 at 10am at Rietvlei Zoo Farm. Come dressed as a bunny. Fun activities for the day include music, games, treasure hunt, performances and much more. Details: www.rietvleifarm.co.za
Niche Community Market is a diverse group of creative sellers and food traders. The market is open every Saturday at the Walkerville Showgrounds from 9am to 2pm. Stallholders sell products like honey, jams, handmade natural soaps, plants, fresh produce, aloe creams, cookies and biscuits, biltong, koeksisters, fudge and candy floss, as well as a variety of crafted goods. Fresh food vendors include Asian food, boerewors rolls, vetkoek and Indian food. Pop in at the gin bar, enjoy craft beer and ciders and just chill out. The market is pet-friendly. Details: Facebook page NicheCommunityMarket.