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11 July
Thirsty Thursday – people can enjoy some soulful sounds, drinks, dinner and conversation, a wonderful wind-down to Friday. BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central, at the Judges’ Bar, from 18:00.
11 July
The University of the Third Age (U3A) will meet for a talk at 10:00 at the Synagogue Hall, 1 Dickie-Clark Street, Dan Pienaar. The talk will be hosted by Prof. Corina Walsh on “Brain Food: Delaying Dementia”. Everyone is welcome. Entrance costs R10 for non-members and includes tea. Call Hedwig van Coller 082-412-3856 for further information.
13 July
Be Human Family Market will be taking place at the Middelwater Farm. It will kick off with a 5-km, 7-km or 10-km V-E-L-D-R-U-N. The market is open from 9:00 until 16:00 and will have a wide variety of food stalls in its food court and the bar area serves craft beer, gin on tap or your preferred local brew. For a detailed look at all the activities go https://www.be-human.co.za/activities/. A R10 per person entrance fee is payable at the gate and children shorter than the one metre pole can enter for free.
13 July
Take a walk in the Brandkop Conservancy at 14:30 to discover the untold gem of natural vegetation in the city. Dr Ina Faber will be the guide. The starting point will be at the Bloemwater Offices. Bring along a bottle of water, camera and wear comfortable walking shoes. This walk is for whole family and is absolutely free. For further information, contact Dr Ina Faber on 082-568-1558 or Deon Potgieter on 083-599- 7145.
17 Julie
Geniet die heerlikste ontbyt by die Optimum Sakeontbyt saam met vriende en maak gebruik van ‘n gulde netwerkgeleentheid, met dr. Roelof Botha, Theo Verster, dr. Henning Gericke en Wandile Sihlobo. Kaartjies: R250 per persoon of R2 200 per tafel. Kontak eldene@optimumgroup.co.za.
20 July
CityMed Day Hospital in collaboration with SANBS will be hosting a blood drive in honour of Mandela Day at Northridge Mall, Bloemfontein in front of Dis-Chem. The aim is to see if they can get 67 units of blood on this day, but even if you cannot donate blood, come and say hi and have your blood pressure measured for free.
20 July
Jeremy Loops returns to Bloemfontein on his Golden Waves Tour in celebration of his singles ‘Gold’ and ‘Waves’ receiving gold certification in South Africa. He will be at the Bloem Showgrounds. Tickets available at jeremyloops.howler.co.za/bloem2019.
21 Julie
Kenny Hughes live at Scarlet Sunday Sessions at Scarlet Room, The Walk, from 20:00. No cover charge.
25 Julie
Die jaarlikse sop-en-sjerrie-aand van die Vriende van die Oorlogsmuseum vind 18:00 plaas in die Ouditorium van die Oorlogsmuseum. Die spreker by die geleentheid is dr. Garth Bennyworth. Die tema is Traces of forced labour – Black civilians in concentration camps. Sop en broodjies sal na die verrigtinge bedien word. Koste is R10 vir lede en R20 vir nie-lede. RSVP: Arnold van Dyk by 082-801-7040 of museumvriende@gmail.com.
26 July
A tribute to Bryan Adams at Innie Skuur at 19:30. Daniel Wesley, accompanied by a pianist, performs hits such as “Summer of ’69”, “18 till I die”, “Heaven”, “Please forgive me”, and “everything I do”. Tickets available from Kiki Corner in Langenhoven Park, or bookings: Meerkatkolonie@vodamail.co.za.