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VISIT the gallery, A Spot of Paint at 9 Clairwood House, Natal Settlers, which offers paintings and sketches by Dean, tribal prints, art decor and costume jewellery. Contact 079 665 0054.

CHESHIRE Home Sparks Estate, 145 Mary Road, Sydenham, invites the public to support its charity shop every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 11.30am. All welcome to browse the store and pick up bargains.

TAFTA will host a support group for friends, family members and care givers of Alzheimers patients at TAFTA Lodge, 42 South Beach Avenue, Durban. Contact Nivashnee on 031 332 3721 for more information.

THE Nazareth House Charity Shop on Ridge Road is open between 9am and 12 noon every Tuesday. The charity shop raises much needed funds for the home and needs the support of the public.

Any donations of clothing, bric-a-brac etc are welcome. Nazareth House will collect.

Contact 031 261 2207.

SASFA, South African Senior Fitness Association, will hold exercise classes for the over 50s every Thursday morning from 9am to 10am at the Masonic Lodge, 25 Hunt Road. SASFA guarantee seniors will have fun and meet new friends. To join and for more information, contact Gill on 031 702 6522.

UP.MARKET, art craft and food, is at Umhlanga Centre (formally Buxtons Centre), 185 Ridge Road, Umhlanga, every Sunday from 9am to 2pm.

WEEKLY meditation classes on Becoming the Person You Wish to Be will be in Morningside at 323 Innes Road on Tuesdays, 7.45am to 8.30am and Tuesdays, 7pm to 8.15pm.

Learn simple breathing meditations to connect with the pure and peaceful nature of our minds. In this way learn to see our life as a place of virtually limitless possibilities and begin to create the causes for the life we want. Classes are a R30 donation to a non-profit organisation. Contact 031 764 6193 or email info@meditateindurban.org

IF you want to know more about the fascinating hobby of stamp or picture post card collecting, then be a guest at the next meeting of the Highway Philatelic Society onSaturday 13 September at 9am at the Westville Round Table hall next to the Westville Athletics Club, intersection of Maryvale Road and Syringa Avenue, Westville.

Contact John on 031 266 1020 or Bev on 083 679 4080.

THE KwaZulu-Natal Branch of the South African Military History Society will meet on Thursday 11 September at 7pm in the Murray Lecture Theatre, Department of Civil Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College Campus.

The two speakers will be Ms Jane Sampson on Extracts from Harold Sampson's Diary, and Dr Alex Coutts on The Genocide and Legacy of the Drakensberg San.

Contact Charles Whiteing on 082 555 4689 or Ken Gillings on 031 702 4828.

FORMER Durban novelist, Marguerite Poland, will launch her latest novel The Keeper at 6pm on 11 September at Adams Musgrave Centre. RSVP to Cedric on 082 873 2702.

JOIN the South African Writers' Circle for Murder at the Manor, an event of mystery and murder, at the Chantecler Hotel in Botha's Hill, on 12 and 13 September at 4pm. Solve the mystery and write your own story. Open to the public. Cost is R500 sharing inclusive of meals and teas. Book with Ginny Porter: ginny.sawc@gmail.com

AGLOW meets on 13 September at 9.15am for 9.30am at Durban Children's Home, Kildare Road, Glenwood.

Take a friend and meet new friends. Contact Margaret on 071 606 0065.

GO along to meditation sessions at Brahma Kumaris, Glenwood, 39 Maze Road, from Sunday 14 September to Sunday 21 September.

All events are free of charge. Contact 031 208 1336.

TO celebrate World Lymphoma Awareness Day the KZN Lymphoma Support Group will be meeting at the Central Westville Baptist Church hall on Saturday 13 September, at 8.30am. Guest speaker will be the renowned oncologist Dr W Szpak. All patients and their families are invited. Contact Frank on 082 456 9970.

THE Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Durban Community Tourism Organisation is at the Maharani Tugela Room on Monday 15 September

at 3pm. For any queries contact Sthembiso Mdlala on 031 321 5140.

LIVING beyond suicide, suffering from depression or other mental ailments. SOLOS-is a support group that meets once a month offering a non-judgmental safe environment to you, to share your feelings or just listen.

The next meeting will be on Monday 15 September at 171 Bulwer Road, Glenwood at 6pm

Contact Lori 083 652 0117 or email suicideprevent@gmail.com

THE chairperson and principal of Wylie House invites the community to share in its 66th annual general meeting on 16 September at 4.30pm at 202 Ridge Road, Berea.

RSVP to 031 202 9410.

PROFESSOR John Saul will launch his latest book, A flawed Freedom: rethinking Southern African liberation, at 6pm on 16 September at Ike's Books, 48A Florida Road. RSVP to Cedric on 082 873 2702.

LIFELONG Learning presents an introductory course on using Excel on 20 September at 8.30am at Varsity College, Durban North.

For bookings visit: www.lllkzn.net

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