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Festive events: it’s happening in the Midlands

December gigs to look out for

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Lions River Trading Post is hosting a fun festival, including a fishing competition, on Wednesday, December 16.

Prizes sponsored by Ismaels Wholesale House Everything Store.

Entry fee is R50. The fun gets under way at 8am.

See the flyer below for more info.

Open Day at Endeavour Aplacas

Endeavour Aplacas at Curry’s Post is hosting an open day on Sunday, December 20, 2020 from 10am.

The cost is R20 a person, no mask – no entry.

Other than information on alpacas and a demonstration, expect ”something to drink and nibble, Pizzacones and pancakes, Coffee Wagon with popcorn and candyfloss…”

There will also be craft stalls.

More info here

Music and dance evening with Platform 1893

In association with Drakondale School of the Arts and the PMB Gandhi Memorial Committee, enjoy a fun-filled family evening of music and dance on Friday, December 4 2020, from 6.30pm for 7pm.

The venue (with safe parking and cover for rain) is the Pietermaritzburg Station.

“Enjoy Christmas carols, classical and pop performances, dance to some of Gandhi’s favourites,” says the invite.

**Bring your own chairs, picnic baskets and lights. Or bring your meat and join for a braai after the concert – braai facilities available.

Contact details and booking information in the flyer below!

Note, all social distancing protocols will be observed.

Sundowners with Santa in Dargle

Join in the festive spirit on Tuesday, December 15, as the community celebrates again after a trying year.

The venue is Taste Buds Farm Stall, main road Dargle.

Burger and chips, R50; gifts from Santa for kids and adults (Santa arrives at 6pm and leaves at 8pm, due to many other prior commitments); night shopping; lots of fun and laughter;

061 231 5124; 082 926 8048.

Christmas Panto at Hilton Station

Get set for loads of festive fun with Paul Spence’s The Railway Cinderella at the revamped Hilton railway station in the centre of the picturesque Midlands town.

See the flyer below for more info, show times and contact details. Contact Paul via WhatsApp on 084 341 1742.

This is a fundraiser for the Hilton Steam Heritage Association. See the Facebook page for more information:

‘Feelin’ Good’ with Ryan Calder and Erin Fourie

A concert in Hilton with seasoned musos Ryan Calder and Erin Fourie on Saturday, December 19 at 7pm (opens from 6.30pm).

Cost is R75 pp, Covid-19 protocols apply.

See flyer below and Facebook page for more info.

Hilton Christmas Night Market

At 69 World’s View Rd Hilton (hosted by House of Heart Emporium)
Expect lots of stalls, Christmas carols, live music, kids’ entertainment area and food!
More info on Facebook

Father Christmas visits Gowrie Farm

This one’s for the kiddies! Father Christmas will visit Gowrie Farm (Clubhouse) on his tractor on Sunday, December 20.

Bring the family along and enjoy the show. R200 per child, including a kids’ Christmas party box, puppet show and more.

At Gowrie Clubhouse from 1pm, December 20, 2020.

See the flyer for details.

The Big Scary Adventure launch

Popular Durban-based author Elana Bregin is launching her latest “child”, titled The Big Scary Adventure, in Hilton and Howick in the next week.

The book will be launched at the Quarry Centre’s Top Class Books on Saturday, December 12 at 10.30am, and near Howick at the Old Mushroom Farm, 11 Karkloof Road, on Thursday, December 17 at 11am.

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