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What's on in and around Durban this week.

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.

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 are held 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

URBAN Futures Centre at Durban University of Technology (UFC@DUT) will run its 19th seminar on Friday 19 September at ESBE Boardroom, L3, S4, S Block, Steve Biko campus, at noon.

Presenter will be Dr Sophie Oldfield who will speak on Placing politics? Urban activism and collaborative scholarship.

Contact pruthvia@dut.ac.za to RSVP.

ART and meditation, a free workshop to explore, experience and express the beauty of the one, will be on 20 September from 2pm to 4.30pm at 39 Maze Road, Glenwood, Durban.

No previous art experience necessary, basic materials will be provided.

Contact devindree@gmail.com or 031 208 1336.

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

THE South African Writers' Circle will meet on Saturday, 20 September at the Westville Library (Room G3) at 11am. The topic is children's literature and Andrea Abbot, published children's author and

freelance journalist will speak about writing for children. Her talk is entitled Competing with screens and the instant everything culture. A workshop, A literary big bang: Creating a story from nothing will follow where members and visitors will apply their writing skills. Take a plate of eats. Members R10, visitors R20. Contact Brigitta Simpson on 071 681 8378 or southafricanwriterscircle@gmail.com

HEALERS KZN open day takes place at Kloof Civic Hall on 20 September from 9am until 1pm.

This is a mind body soul type fair. Go and meet new members. Items, food and refreshments will be on sale. Entrance is free.

THE Love of One, a special guided meditation experience enhanced with live music performed by Desert Rose, is on Sunday, 21 September from 3pm to 5pm at Durban Jewish Club, 44 KE Masinga Road, Durban. Visit: www.desertrosemusic.co.za

ON Heritage Day, 24 September, meet LifeLong Learning at Sibudu Caves in Tongaat for a walk up to the site of the worlds oldest bed. Contact info@lllkzn.net for more information.

For bookings visit: www.lllkzn.net or contact 073 725 7381.

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