Bike Bus from Open Streets on Bree

bike busThe Bike Bus from Muizenberg to Open Streets Cape Town on Bree will take place on the 17th January 2016. Riders will meet at the False Bay train station car park at 9:00am and cycle along main road all the way to town! The total distance is 26km.

Riders will join the Southern Suburb arm of the Bike Bus to Open Streets Bree 2016 at Josephine Mill in Newlands at 10am, and will cycle the rest of the way with them.

Information from Bicycle Cape Town’s Bike Bus page:
What you need to bring
– A bike in working order (take it to the bike shop for a check up if it hasn’t been ridden lately)
– Helmet and lights (if riding at night)
– A lock to secure your bike at your destination
– A pump + tube/repair kit
– A sense of fun and some friends too

* Please note that riders are responsible for their own safety while riding with the group, however one of the best things about the bike bus is safety in numbers. The more people who ride together, the higher the visibility the bike bus has, combined with careful route choice, responsible and alert riding, and the knowledge of more experienced cyclists, a bus can make riding to work pretty safe compared to cycling alone.

Muizenberg Festival

Muizenberg FestivalGrab the whole family (and the dog) and head to Muizenberg from Tuesday, 6 October to Sunday, 11 October 2015, for the annual Muizenberg Festival.
Muiz FestLocated in various spots in and around Muizenberg, the community-drive fiesta calls for all nature lovers, art fanatics and theatre-junkies to come and join in on the fun! Majority of the activities and events are free, but for some a small donation may be required, so bring with a bit of extra cash and support the creative initiative. Here is more on what you can expect at the 2015 Muizenberg Festival.

Muizenberg Monster | Beach Run

Muizenberg Monster Beach Run

Race course is all on the beach, no road running or mountain running. Cut off time is high tide.

Events:

  • Mini Monster Family Fun: 6km
  • Sunrise Monster: 10km
  • Big M! Muizenberg Monster: 20km

All events start on the beach, at the Promenade, next to Putt putt and the water slides. All three events are Out and Back, runners turn around at a Check Point marshal.

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Ability Festival 2015

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The Ability Festival ‘Be Heard’ will take place at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg from the 4th to the 7th of March 2015.

The Ability Festival is an arts festival that aims to grow the conversation around disability / ability and inclusion in South Africa through the arts. The festival will involve three different performances aimed at initiating, engaging with and developing this. Their two acclaimed productions will be on show, as well as a first time collaboration between the Chaeli Dancers and musician Natasha Meister. In addition submissions to their Arts and Poetry Call will be exhibited in the foyer of the theatre and open to the public daily.

For Bookings:

Call the Masque theatre (021) 788 1898 or email bookings@masquetheatre.co.za

Contact projects@chaelicampaign.co.za for any queries.

Open Street Market

Palmer MarketThe Night Market in Palmer Road, Muizenberg, takes place on the last Thursday of every month through the summer: 26 February, 26 March, 30 April and 28 May 2015.

This market is about ‘Muizenbergers’ having ideas, having fun and trying things out.

For more information contact Sandi Voges on 076 457 3577 or email madeinmuizenberg@gmail.com

Cape Town International Kite Festival

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Lift your spirits ‘Beyond the Blue’ at Africa’s biggest kite festival, the 20th Cape Town International Kite Festival, proudly hosted by Cape Mental Health.

Kiters from five countries, on-stage entertainment, kiting displays and competitions, kite-making workshops, yummy food stalls and an eclectic market, it’s healthy family fun in support of a very good cause.

Happening on (and above) the lawns of Zandvlei Nature Reserve, Muizenberg (corner Axminster and The Row). Entry is R30 or R10 for children 12 years and under.

Music Fundraiser in Muizenberg

The Soul Session SA Fundraiser for Paige Mac is in aid of raising funds for the band Paige Mac, who are currently without transport. As you will know, transport is crucial for an artist’s bread and butter. The event has a great line up of artists, who have come on board, including Stone Jets, Steve Van, Jennifer Eaves, Paige Mac, Donny Barnett and more to be confirmed.

When: 14th November 2014
WhereAlive Cafe – ‘Creative Experience Hub’, 11 Atlantic Road, Muizenberg, False Bay
Time: 20:30
Cost: R100 gets you in. Spot prizes on the evening. Light snacks to be provided and a cash bar will be available.

Booking is essential! (see below for further details)

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Payment can be made to secure your seat. Please use Paige Mac with your name as a reference. Donations are most welcome.

Bank details: Capitec Bank, Account Holder: MRS R MARITZ, Account number 1392014067, Branch code 470010.

Surfpop gets disadvantaged children into surfing

Want to learn how to surf and get children from disadvantaged communities out the back? Surfpop is building a bridge between crime and drugs, and the love for surfing and the ocean.

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Daniel Botha, founder of Surfpop, aims to change the life of underprivileged children born amidst gangsterism, violence and ghettos. His drive involves hope, compassion, smiles, waves, and business, too.

“We want to share surfing, and the lifestyle and culture it offers with others and have them experience the stoke,” explains Botha, who owns his surf shack in Muizenberg, Cape Town.

“To make a positive difference in society by using surfing as a tool to change the lives of the Surfpop children, and make them ambassadors in their communities to help enlighten others.”

The volunteer outreach program invites beginner surfers to share their time with children between the ages of 8-10 and work with them until they are more or less 15-16.

In four weeks, you’ll be introduced to the sport of surfing, explore Cape Town, help children in the water, and relax at the backpackers. 2500

You will learn everything – from surfboard design and surf forecasting, to wave formation and history of surfing. At the same time, you will make a difference in the lives of young chargers.

Original Source: Surfer Today

Octsober – Ride for Recovery

The month of October has been deemed ‘Octsober’, where South Africans and all those around the world are being asked to quit drinking for the month, as part of a campaign to raise awareness about alcohol abuse. Living Hope understands first hand the devastating effects alcohol abuse can have on an individual and family, because of this they have created a Ride for Recovery event, where they take to the roads to raise funds and awareness of their Recovery Programme.
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On 26th October 2014 in keeping with the theme of ‘Oct-sober we will ride again.
Do diarize the date and join with them!

Meeting Venue : Blue Bottle Parking Area in Muizenberg

Time: 7:30am

Date: 26th October 2014.

Donation : R100 per person.

Destination : The Beach Restaurant in Kleinmond

Route: Baden Powel Drive to N2. N2 to Engen 1 stop (toilet break) on to Gordons Bay turn off (turn right) to Clarens Drive. Clarens Drive to Koggelbay (bum break and sight see hopefully there will be whales) Koggelbay to Kleinmond for brunch (your own cost).

All motorcycles and scooters welcome.

For more information : Contact Samantha 021 788 9702 (office hours)

Original Source: Living Hope

Support the Madzishe Fundraiser

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Madzishe is a fundraiser for Hand in Hand Creatives as part of the Muizenberg Festival 2014.

Madzishe’s music ranges from traditional to Reggae and Afro pop. An entrancing sound of the mbira serves as a central underpinning for the songs.
Originating from the ancient Shona civilization of Southern Africa, the mbira is a musical instrument made of metal tine attached to a woodern board. It is an essential element of Zimbabwean music both traditionally and spiritual.
Musa Antonio Banda and his band pluck the tines with thumbs creating captivating interlocking melodies which have accompanied ceremonies and celebrations from generation to generation.

Date: 8 October 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: Alive Cafe, Muizenberg