Community notices

UCT looking for research participants
A University of Cape Town research team are looking for people to take part in a research study to determine how normal/ average/ healthy people function within society.
They are looking for men, aged 23 to 45, who are tobacco/cigarette smokers, non substance users, right-handed and who have schooling anywhere between grades 4 to 12 (not higher). Those who complete research tests will earn shopping vouchers. Transport is provided to and from testing facilities. 
For more details, call Renier on 072 855 3845, Lara on 072 148 0884 or email

February 9
Valentine’s extravaganza
Harvest Bible Fellowship will be having a Valentine’s extravaganza at Westridge civic centre on Friday February 9, with the doors opening at 6.30pm.Tickets cost R150, including cheese and wine on arrival and a light finger dinner. Dmitri Murray and Nikki will co-host the evening along with entertainment by Sweet Sounds. For more information call Jenny on  073 349 3174 or Vanessa on 073 856 0230.

February 10
Woucester outing
Rise and Shine Community Outreach will be going on a bus trip to Worcester Casino on Saturday February 10. Tickets cost R170. For more information call Eleonor on 078 835 3022.
BLOB They will also be going to Club Mykonos on Saturday April 14. Tickets cost R170. The bus will leave at 6am. For more information call Peter on 084 944 4959.

Grassdale High School in Grassy Park is inviting all former pupils from 1983 to 1987 to a reunion, which will take place on Saturday February 10 from 10am. For more information, contact Lorraine Carelse at 076 810 8838, Randall Baron at 072 239 9778, or Hajierah (Heather) Dawood, at 072 476 1303, or Charles Abrahams at 082 898 2157, or Mariam Goliath at 074 277 1776, or Bernie Williams at 082 223 1843.

February 13
Bus tour
Mitchell’s Plain Diabetes Support Group will be going on an open top red bus tour to Kirstenbosch, Constantia, the Winelands and Hout Bay on Tuesday February 13. Tickets cost R185. For more information call Carol on 0849 063 905 or Wendy on 063 471 6846.

February 14
The Maitland Cottage Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital is hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner fundraiser 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. Ticket cost R250. To book, call Josephine, Nicole, Fiona or Matron on 021 674 2090 or email

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.

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.

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.

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.

February 23
Back to school dance
Standards United Football Club will be having a back to school disco dance at Woodlands community hall  on Friday February 23 at 8pm. Tickets cost R40. No alcohol allowed. For more information call Mr Stemmet on 083 395 6115 or Hiema on 072 908 2367.

February 24
Beacon Valley Neighbourhood Watch will be meeting at Mitchell’s Plain police station’s boardroom on Saturday February 24 at 3pm. All Beacon Valley community safety structure members and concerned residents are welcome to attend. For more information call Colin De Hart on 084 317 1358 or Naiema Isaacs on 060 414 5926.

Anniversary celebration
Destiny Changers – Difference Makers in celebration of its eight years in the ministry, will be going down memory lane and honouring those who have partnered with them at the Rehoboth Community Life Centre, corner of Weltevreden and Mosquito Roads in Rocklands, on Saturday February 24 at 2.30pm. Entry is free. Refreshments will be served. For more information call or WhatsApp Sandy on 072 993 9623, Yvonne on 062 085 1231 or John on 084 986 0203.
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.

February 27
Skills workshop
Mitchell’s Plain Network Opposing Abuse will be having community skills development workshops at Beaconvale Community Frail Care Centre, corner of Rambler and Pontiac Streets, in Beacon Valley, every Monday at 10am. Participation is free. 
Also, the network will be having its Valentine’s Day fundraiser at the frail care centre on Tuesday February 27 at 10am. Theme for the morning is lace and roses, dress in white and red. Tickets cost R60. For more information and tickets call Techiah September on 021 376 4788.

March 3
Seniors Trip
Rose Maree Seniors will be going on a trip to Klippies Bay on Saturday March 3. Tickets cost R150. To book and for more information call Ralie Lakay on 073 412 5880.

March 7
Harmony Seniors will host a three-stop picnic on the Wednesday March 7. The stops will be at Camps Bay, Houtbay and Muizenberg. Buses leave at 8am. Tickets are R120 each. For tickets or more information, contact Yumna at 078 495 3626 or Melda at 079 295 0925.

Senior outings
Club JOY (Just Overaged Youth), a seniors’ club in New Woodlands, is organising a trip to Durban from Friday July 26 2019 until Sunday August 3 2019. It includes three nights at Durban Beachfront Hotel bed and breakfast, a night in East London B&B, two nights at Port Elizabeth Beachfront Hotel B&B, and a night at Mossel Bay Beachfront Hotel B&B. No children allowed. For more information call Felicity  Abrahams on 071 910 5236 or Arthur Pillay on 071 415 2511.