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Just Environmental Action (JEA) Workshop - Saturday 18 August
“Using Nature as a guide in the design and planning of the future”
Venue: Sunset Boma, Blue Hills, R55
Topics: Lessons from Nature (Biomimicry), by Gamelilhe Sibanda
Developing the green village model, by Eric Noir of WSP Green by Design
Creating the KlipSA sustainablility association, by Andrew Barker of KlipSA.
Contact Kristin Kallesen for info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Playing by Heart workshop - 18 and 19 August
Presented by Dr Fred Donaldson and his team. Dr Donaldson has a gift he received from playing with wolves, autistic children and children in general. Learn how to use these skills and how to deal with conflict and challenges with ease and grace.
Venue: Insight Training Centre, Kyalami Ext.
Fee: R1 500 pp
For booking and details email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 012 348 5621.
For more info: www.originalplay.com.

Stories in the Bush - Saturday, 1 September
The history of the Magaliesberg area is fascinating. Join us in the beautiful setting of the Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy for stories of the past told by Ken Dalglish, followed by a truly South African lunch of potjiekos.
Time: 10h00am to 1h00pm
Place: Bonathaba Horse Trails, off the R511
Cost: R100.00 per person. Children (under 13) R50.00
Info and booking: Dalene, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 083 779 4143.
For catering purposes and directions please book before Wednesday 29 August. Vegetarians will be catered for. Please bring a hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes as there will be a short walk to the historical site where the story telling will be held.

Ride the Rhenoster - Sunday 9 September
Annual mountain bike ride through the Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy, very technical, plenty of climb.
Cost: R170
Bookings and info: www.ridetherhenoster.co.za

Environment Spring Day - Saturday 15th September
Venue: Rietfontein Reserve, Paulshof. Talks by FreeMe, a potjiekos competition, martial arts demonstration, a Blood Drive and entertainment for kids including wild animal behaviour, spoor, tracking, living in harmony with pet birds and insects and much more! (Eckhart of Bush Encounters)
Entry: Free
Info: Margo Bansda - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Astronomy evening - where you can still see the stars! - Saturday 22 September
Star-gazing with the West Rand Astronomy Club (www.wrac.org.za) at Bonathaba in the Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy
Cost: R80 pp; kids free
Info and booking: Dalene: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 083 779 4143

Calling all Artists - 27 October
Painting day - all levels of experience are welcome and any medium may be used.
A short talk on outdoor painting will be given for those interested.
Place: Sunset Farm, Hennops River
Time: 10am onwards. A finger lunch will be served.
Cost: R80 pp
For details and booking contact Dalene: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Garage Sale - Saturday 18 August
Place: No 22, Gemstones Road, Doornrandje
Time: 09:00 until 12:00
Info and directions: Contact Vanessa or Keith on: 082 416 9161 or 082 450 3275
Relocating to Cape Town.
Type of items: Various items from glassware, furniture, kitchen appliances (ie. side-by-side Samsung fridge/freezer) and more.