Somerset West Events

Membership of the Friends 2015/16

This year has seen a record number either renewing their membership or becoming members of the Friends. As your membership expires at the end of March, it is now time to renew. The procedure will remains the same. However, there will be a small increase in membership fees (see details below.) To renew your membership: You will need to call at the Visitor Centre in the reserve, open daily between 10:00 and 16:00, complete an application form and pay the required membership fee. You will then receive a coloured sticker with the new “Valid until” date on it to paste over last years’ expiry date – blue for adults, yellow for children. Please be sure to have these items with you: 1. The ID number of all adult persons listed on the application form and the date of birth for children. 2. All the membership cards belonging to those listed on your application form, in order to receive a sticker for each one. Members are required to display their cards to the staff member on duty at the gate on entering the reserve and to carry their cards with them while in the reserve as a means of identification. We thank all members for their for your continued support of the Friends of the HNR.


Date:

From 28 March 2015

Venue:

Helderberg Nature Reserve, at the Visitor Centre

Booking:

Time:

Cost:

R60/R100/R200/R275

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April 2015 Breakfast Club at Avontuur

Relationship Power! How To Win Business & Influence People Building business relationships is not just a matter of playing golf, the gift of gab or being a rubber stamp on others' ideas. There is an art and a science to being a relationship master at work and in business. Studies show that it can boost your sales by 40%, drive your talent's productivity by 25% and cut regrettable turnover in half. In this programme Karl Smith reveals winning ways to create and maintain real connections inside & outside your company.


Date:

8 April 2015

Venue:

Avontuur Estate, R44

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Time:

08h30

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Star-Gazing Event

An outdoor under-the-stars event in a showand-tell format presented by “Star People” The Programme includes: How we see the universe  The story of star formation Introduction to the “Big 5 of the African Sky”


Date:

11 April 2015

Venue:

Helderberg Nature Reserve

Booking:

Call at the Visitor Centre in the reserve, open daily 10h00 to 16h00.

Time:

18:15

Cost:

R30/R50

Contact:

021 851 4060

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Leisurely walk through the tranquil Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens

The Hottentots Holland Branch of WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of SA) invites you to join them on a leisurely walk through the tranquil Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens, SA’s oldest university garden. This compact garden boasts a diversity of plants ranging from the WC Bonsai Heritage Collection through to the giant California Redwood.


Date:

12 April 2015

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Cecilia Wolmarans - 082 368 9515 or 021 854 8011


Our Awesome Universe

The Hottentots Holland Branch of WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of SA) invites you to take a journey with Willie Koorts through ‘Our Awesome Universe’. Be inspired to attempt to grasp the limitlessness of our universe and the different objects out there as revealed by power telescopes, equipped with sensitive astronomical cameras.


Date:

15 April 2015

Venue:

Somerset West Public Library hall

Booking:

Time:

19h30

Cost:

R5/R10/R20

Contact:

Freya Brett - 082 708 1016 or 021 851 6951.


Bryan Miles: Open Your Mind

Bryan Miles has just returned from his USA tour which took him from Las Vegas to Hollywood, including performing at the world famous MAGIC CASTLE in Los Angeles. An evening of impossible psychology and illusion sees Bryan sharing some of his secret techniques with the audience. Bryan is an ordinary person with extraordinary skills....... whether it is extracting people`s innermost thoughts or controlling their behavior- this show will keep you questioning the potential of the Human Mind!


Date:

18 April 2015

Venue:

The Playhouse Theatre

Booking:

Computicket

Time:

20h00

Cost:

R75

Contact:

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1 Day Wedding Planning - Little Pink Book

Everything you need to plan your Wedding Day, IN ONE DAY. Meet and greet TOP Wedding Suppliers and Service Providers in the Wedding Industry. We have brought the experts to you, making your decision effortless.


Date:

22 April 2015

Venue:

Lourensford Wine Estate

Booking:

Time:

Cost:

R250/R400

Contact:

Kristin: 0219100766

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Country Craft Market

The Country Craft Market in Somerset West is an open-air market that has been promoting high-quality handcrafts for the last thirty years. Selected Saturdays in summer.


Date:

4, 25 April 2015

Venue:

Southey’s Vines, 186 Main Rd, Somerset West

Booking:

Time:

09h00-14h00

Cost:

Contact:

Gill 021 8526608 or Lesley 021 8433287

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Celebration

Following sell-out performances at the Oude Libertas Theatre the Stellenbosch City Orchestra presents "Andrew Lloyd-Webber: Celebrating 50 Years on Broadway". This award winning production includes hits from musicals such as Evita, Phantom, Cats, Superstar, Joseph, Sunset Boulevard and Aspects of Love


Date:

26, 27 April 2015

Venue:

Laurent, Lourensford Wine Estate

Booking:

Computicket

Time:

17h00

Cost:

R185

Contact:

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Ella's Horses and Happy

Two acclaimed theatre productions, Ella`s Horses & Happy. Written and directed by AWARD WINNING PLAYWRIGHT & DIRECTOR Charles J. Fourie will feature in a double bil presentation at the Playhouse ,Ella`s Horses with acclaimed actress Deidre Wolhuter & Leonard Moss won a Standard Bank Ovation at the Grahamstown Festival and tells the story of the eccentric horse-whisperer who once lived in the Overberg. HAPPY featuring the talented Jarrid Geduld in this one-man show tells the story of Happy Sindane, who announced he was a white boy abducted by a black family into slavery in the township. Now his riveting and insightful story comes to the stage in a heart rending and funny tale of a displaced young man`s search for love and identity.


Date:

29, 30 April 2015. 1, 2 May 2015.

Venue:

The Playhouse Theatre

Booking:

Computicket

Time:

20h00

Cost:

R120

Contact:

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Friends Annual General Meeting

This is an important event on the calendar of the Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve. It will give you, as members, an insight into the Friends’ activities and achievements during the past year, as well as the challenges going into the future. Most importantly, you will be able to participate in the election of the Friends Management Committee for the next twelve months. After the business, an interesting speaker will address the meeting on an environmentally related issue. Details to follow. Tea/coffee will be served after the meeting. We invite all members to attend. AGM Agenda includes: • Welcome and Apologies • Minutes of AGM held on 10 May 2014 • Chairman’s Report • Treasurer’s Report • Election of Friends Committee 2015/16 (Please note: Nomination Forms are available at the Visitor Centre.) • Guest speaker: (Details to be advised) Tea/coffee will be served Please diarise.


Date:

9, 10 May 2015

Venue:

Mike Woods Environmental Education Centre

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Time:

15h00

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Helderberg Mountain Challenge

The Helderberg Mountain Challenge has everything to offer - forest, incredible fynbos, boulder hopping near the summit, narrow ridge line running, incredible views, tricky slopes and traverses below huge rock faces!


Date:

17 May 2015

Venue:

Cnr. Helderberg Nature Reserve Road/Verster Avenue

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Time:

07h00

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Country Craft Market

The Country Craft Market in Somerset West is an open-air market that has been promoting high-quality handcrafts for the last thirty years. Selected Saturdays in summer.


Date:

1(Friday), 16, 30 May 2015

Venue:

Southey’s Vines, 186 Main Rd, Somerset West

Booking:

Time:

09h00-14h00

Cost:

Contact:

Gill 021 8526608 or Lesley 021 8433287

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Nataniel

The iconic Nataniel in concert with his usual mix of torch songs, mirth and mayhem. Accompanied on the piano by Charl du Plessis. The Beaumont Primary School Choirs will perform as a curtain raiser.


Date:

18 June 2015

Venue:

Beaumont Primary School

Booking:

Computicket

Time:

19h00

Cost:

R120/R150

Contact:

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Country Craft Market

The Country Craft Market in Somerset West is an open-air market that has been promoting high-quality handcrafts for the last thirty years. Selected Saturdays in summer.


Date:

26 September 2015

Venue:

Southey’s Vines, 186 Main Rd, Somerset West

Booking:

Time:

09h00-14h00

Cost:

Contact:

Gill 021 8526608 or Lesley 021 8433287

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Country Craft Market

The Country Craft Market in Somerset West is an open-air market that has been promoting high-quality handcrafts for the last thirty years. Selected Saturdays in summer.


Date:

17, 31 October 2015

Venue:

Southey’s Vines, 186 Main Rd, Somerset West

Booking:

Time:

09h00-14h00

Cost:

Contact:

Gill 021 8526608 or Lesley 021 8433287

Website:

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Country Craft Market

The Country Craft Market in Somerset West is an open-air market that has been promoting high-quality handcrafts for the last thirty years. Selected Saturdays in summer.


Date:

14, 28 November 2015

Venue:

Southey’s Vines, 186 Main Rd, Somerset West

Booking:

Time:

09h00-14h00

Cost:

Contact:

Gill 021 8526608 or Lesley 021 8433287

Website:

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Country Craft Market

The Country Craft Market in Somerset West is an open-air market that has been promoting high-quality handcrafts for the last thirty years. Selected Saturdays in summer.


Date:

5, 12, 16, 19, 26 December 2015

Venue:

Southey’s Vines, 186 Main Rd, Somerset West

Booking:

Time:

09h00-14h00

Cost:

Contact:

Gill 021 8526608 or Lesley 021 8433287

Website:

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