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Dombombira
School Plays
Drag Racing
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REGULARS
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In the Kitchen 4
Word Search 4
STATIONERY AND
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Classifieds
Restaurant Guide
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What’s On?
Animal Welfare
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March Month End 2015
The high calibre and enjoyment of School Plays - page 3
TITLES
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Great for a fun day out - Drag Racing at Donnybrook - page 8
photo by Caro Colahan
Vimbai Sagomba showing
Skellig's Magnificent Wings
Magical new venue – Dombombira
Day trips, nature walks, weddings, parties, more
Rosie
Mitchell
If you're looking for somewhere new to go and explore and enjoy nature, if you're
interested in San rock art, or if you want a beautiful setting for a wedding or party,
there is a lovely 'new kid on the block'! It's really close to Harare but still provides that
wonderful wilderness experience and sense of peace that getting away from the rat
race always brings. The scenery is spectacular –
gorgeous kopjes, rocks, trees
A Piece of Paradise and landscape generally, and
Beautiful scenery and Venue for with the added bonus of several
Weddings, Functions, Parties
really intriguing San rock art
Family outings and day trips
sites in excellent condition.
School Visits, all ages Marked Nature Trails
San rock art sites Seven sites have so far been
Braai packs,
refreshments, light found, but there are probably
meals, available more yet to be discovered!
or bring your own
Dombombira
Playground with
aerial slide
Mini Golf
Dombombira comprises around
17 acres of unspoilt bush, and if
you love the Matobo hills, you
Friendly animals to amuse the kids. Fully licenced and
equipped to plan, cater, decorate your event large or will love this area too, as it is
small, includes on site florist. No hiring needed!
very reminiscent of
Matobo's rocky
Day trips Entry $5 adults, $2 children landscapes.
Dombombira terrain
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Dombombira
Once you get there, it's up to you
what you want to do, pretty much,
as the Dombombira team is very
accommodating and can leave
you to your own devices if you
like, or cater anything from a
braai, to a picnic, to tea and
The wendy house is always a hit!
The aerial slide is popular too
cake, from a children's party, to a
full on function or wedding. They
are fully licenced including for
liquor and Angela Jenkins is also
a qualified, long-experienced and
talented florist, so they can do the
flowers too! In fact, this team is
rather good at 'making a plan' in
that famous Zimbabwean way.
When a wedding cake long since
Wedding preparations underway
ordered elsewhere collapsed on
Dombombira country - a taste of beautiful wilderness
the morning of the Big Day last
year, Dombombira, as well as
catering, doing the décor and
flowers, and organising the whole
wedding, managed to create a
beautiful four-tiered iced and
decorated replacement on site
and in time for the cake-cutting!
For weddings Dombombira has a One of the San
rock art sites
perfectly situated natural rock
'platform' with a waterfall as the
backdrop, where the ceremony
Great for kids’ parties
can be held, and all the necessary
chairs, tables, crockery, cutlery
and kitchen facilities – no hiring
needed. They have a very large
open air roofed structure for big
events with canvas sides that are
easily and quickly erected if the
weather changes.
Something for all, including the fungi
For children, Dombombira is a
enthusiasts! Seen on a nature walk.
paradise place to play – with all
the rocks and kopjes to explore and the wonderful playground area, with the swings, tree house and platform, jungle gym, wendy house
and aerial slide all blending beautifully into the natural environment. There is also a giant outdoor version of Snakes and Ladders and
Mini Golf – no extra charge and all equipment supplied. Dombombira has trained staff on hand for parties and functions, and to keep an
eye on the children in the playground for safety's sake, especially when using the popular aerial slide. There is a network of nature trails
around this amazing area too, which are well marked and lovely to explore.
If you prefer a guide, you can have one (at no charge), who will teach you
about some of the uses of the indigenous trees and fruit found here.
Examples of tree species are currently being labelled. Dombombira is
proving popular for school trips, and is a very educational nature reserve.
There are both wild and domestic animals to see and enjoy, and a little
museum with various items of interest found in and around the area which
has a rich history. Animals such as donkeys and sheep have found their
safe and harmonious new homes here, after being rescued by Veterinarians
for Animal Welfare (VAWZ). ...to page 5
Natural rock platform for wedding ceremony with waterfall as backdrop
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School Plays
By Jacqueline Collins
All pics below by Robin Powles
One of the things that keeps me going while I am in
the middle of my reports is the thought that once
they are finished I will be able to enjoy watching the
School plays. I just love school plays and never
cease to marvel at the creativity of the dedicated
Drama teachers, who, without fail, manage to come
up with brilliant productions at the end of each term.
This term, I happened to see two school plays, one at
Chisipite and one at Hellenic. Interestingly, both
plays had a similar theme, in that the young
characters befriend a being that is not quite of this
Fantastic Scenery at the Hellenic Play
world. In the Hellenic Play, “Johnny and the Dead,”
Johnny and his friends discover the ghosts or “the
Post Senior Citizens” from the local cemetery and in
the Chisipite play, “Skellig”, Michael and his friend
Mina get to know a strange creature, part angel,
part owl and part homeless man. Both plays also
ponder about the meaning of education, the Hellenic
play mused about the role of History in the
community and the Chisipite Play examined
experimental styles of teaching.
Kayla Smith as the Hippie Mother Mrs McKee
expounding the virtues of home schooling The main reason I love school plays is that invariably
Mr Grim warning the Post Senior Citizens about
one sees the pupils in a totally different light from in the classroom, and it is quite magical
their fate, if they enjoy themselves too much
the way that pupils can suddenly emerge with the most amazing talent on stage. I often
find it quite an emotional experience to see how young people develop over the years and
also from production to production. This was particularly the case for me with the Hellenic
Mandifadza Mazhude as Mina, the keen birdwatcher performance this year, since about five of the
leading characters in the play were young people
that I had known since they were about 3 years
old from my Mothers’ group. I have been rather
a fan of Sam Brakarsh, the leading character, ever
since his delightful performance as Puck in the
Midsummer Night's Dream play a few years ago.
The Undead venturing out of the cemetery
It was quite incredible how he managed to fly
about the stage with no
ropes or pulleys, just by
Stacey Read as Michael and Vimbai Sagomba as Skellig
being very light on his feet.
He did not disappoint this
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charming and perceptive in
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the lead role.
I particularly enjoyed the
performance of Alexander
Vimbai Sagomba showing Skelligs Magnificent Wings
Dore, who was just hilarious
pic by Caro Colahan
as a communist from the
Mrs McKee, Skellig and Mina early 1900s. He
threw himself into
this role with such
unselfconscious
exuberance that it
was a joy to
watch. There was
also a beautiful
performance by
Nothando
Saungweme who
was very
convincing as an
early suffragette.
Luc Brazier also
was to be
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School Plays
Comedy Movies Word Search
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character until right at the end of the play when he starts to enjoy the latest edition of Find the words
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Neighbours on a portable TV, which I think had to be one of the highlights of the
U K E R O M L I G Y P P A H A J S
play. This play was a very fitting tribute to Terry Pratchett, who passed away this year
K C B Z H A R V E Y M M O L S Q V
and certainly after watching this play I vowed to try to read some of his books. I must
give a special mention to Mrs Angela Charitonos for her absolutely fabulous creation J U B D O E Q E G A I E L R Y U M
X R A H T M D I N D T O E Z A I T
of a Victorian style cemetery. The Drama teachers, Lara Hundermark and Anne
T T N I W H B H N I F H L S D C R
Fischer, both talented veterans of the stage have to be complimented on their very
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appropriate choice of play and their outstanding casting. Due to their combined
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skills, all the performances were lively and animated and I was very pleased to hear
one of the pupils saying that they could just not stop laughing throughout the whole
R O A H T H A Q R L E S Q Q H H S
performance.
U O S A T Z D B D L A I H B D A T
T M N R A B S L C R V N S N N N E
Chisipite's Drama teacher, Jamie McClaren is also a star in her own right on stage
and inspires her young actresses to really engage with the characters they are
L B U L S E P I R T S A D T U G G
portraying. It is always fascinating to see how the girls just effortlessly seem to
E N P P U C A T B A L L O U O E P
transform into the male characters in the play. Stacey Read was just perfect in the
S C X L S M A D A H C T A P R O M
role of the wide eyed, innocent young boy, Michael who discovers Skellig hiding in a V T B A N I M A L H O U S E G U T
cupboard in the garage. Skellig, sensitively played by
Vimbai Sagomba, really had the audience spellbound
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Ingredients
In the Kitchen
with Jacqueline Collins
Tantalising Trout with Ginger and Coriander
I just thought that I would have to pass on this shopping tip that my friend passed on to me
recently. TM and Pick and Pay have this super scheme on at the moment, where you get
stamps with your purchases. I have never got very excited by other supermarkets that offer a
huge prize, like a fancy car because it just seems like you will never win the prize. Also you
usually have to fill in so many forms with all your details in, that in the end I just cannot be
bothered. However, this one appeals to me because after a few shops, you can earn enough
stamps for a knife or a pair of kitchen scissors. I got such a thrill the other day when I finally
walked away with a new sharp vegetable knife, a little bit of instant gratification was rather
fun for a change.
Recently, I made this dish for my Pescetarian friends and they really raved over it, so I
thought I would include it as it is a simple but effective recipe.
Tantalising Trout with Ginger and Coriander
Serves 4
! 4 Claremont Trout
! 2 limes or lemons, thinly grate the rind
from one and then cut it in half and
squeeze out the juice. Thinly slice the
other one, cutting the slices in half.
! ¼ cup( 60g or 2oz) of sugar
! 10cm piece of ginger cut into
matchsticks
! ¼ cup (60mls) of lime or lemon juice
! 1/3 cup(10g) fresh coriander leaves
! 1 red chilli, deseeded and cut into
thin strips
! 250 mls water
Method
! Preheat the oven to moderate 180˚C/ 350˚F.
! Fill the fish cavities with the lime or lemon slices,
chilli and some of the ginger.
! Place the fish on a large piece of lightly
greased foil.
! Wrap the fish and bake on a baking tray for 20
minutes, and then uncover the trout and grill until
the skin is slightly browned for about 5 minutes.
The fish should flake easily when tested with a fork.
! Meanwhile, combine the sugar and the lime or
lemon juice with the water in a small pan and stir
without boiling until the sugar dissolves.
! Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for
about 10 minutes until syrupy. Stir in the remaining
ginger and the rind from the lime or lemon.
! Put fish on a plate and garnish with
coriander leaves.
! Pour the lemon syrup over the trout.
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There are also rabbits, goats, guinea pigs, tortoises, cats, and in
the wild, dassies, squirrels, monkeys, a wide range of birds,
lizards and snakes, including pythons. Don't be put off by this
however. It is well known that thousands of snakes ive and travel
around in Harare's suburbs that people hardly ever see – but they
are doing us all a favour by keeping down the rat population,
which is what attracts them to areas where people live in the first
place. Snakes are as scared of people as we are of them, so live
and let live, don't threaten a snake and it won't threaten you.
Add Dombombira to your list of great places for a family outing,
or to hold a function, from a child's birthday party to full scale
wedding in a truly enchanting natural environment. Day trippers
pay $5 per adult and $2 per child and inexpensive braai packs,
picnic food and other catering are readily available – just ask.
Or bring your own braai or picnic food and drink. There are
super braai facilities laid on in lovely settings. Drive out of the
city on Mutare Road, and take a right into Chiremba Road just
before central Ruwa. After that, there are clear, frequent
signposts to Dombombira. Pre-booking is
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Restaurant Guide
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get your restaurant a FREE listing here.
Underlined + B, L, D denotes open on
Sunday for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.
Fine Dining Restaurants
Amanzi
The Coach House
Emmanuel’s
LD
Inglenook
Inn on Rupurara
La Fontaine
D
The Livingstone Room
Makuwa-Kuwa
New Orleans
The Boma
The Palm
BLD
Victoria 22
Harare
Bulawayo
Harare
Bulawayo
Nyanga
Harare
Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls
Bulawayo
Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls
Harare
497768
09 282726
707522/7
09 244243/7
029 3021
707725/9
013 44751
013 43201
09 243176
013 43208/20
013 44737/9
776429
Up-Market Restaurants
Alo Alo
BL
Butlers
BLD
Harvest Garden B L
Jungle Junction
Millers Café
Monos
Southern Comfort Lodge
The Goose
BLD
The Conservatory
White Horse Inn
Harare
Harare
Harare
Victoria Falls
Harare
Harare
Bulawayo
Harare
Bvumba
Bvumba
369198/369257
0776270702
772633
013 44751
0712 218 449
704501
0773 246 082
2917977/9
0772100790/4
029 60138
Family/Casual Restaurants
Adrienne's
LD
Amulonga
Arizona Spur
Bannie’s
Belcantos
LD
Bonne Journeé
Café Afrique
Chatters
Coimbra
LD
Deano’s Diner
Dv8
The Fishmonger
Gaby’s
In Da Belly
BLD
Kombahari
Bojangles Bistro Bar
Loziba
Park View
Sandawana
Silver Spur
Simple Pleasures
Simujinga
Springroll Centre
The Topside
Tinkabell
L’Artiste
Troutbeck Inn
Harare
335602
Victoria Falls 013 44561/4
Bulawayo
09 56871
Harare
251450
Harare 0783827916/886662
Bulawayo
09 64839
Harare
790861/5
Harare
487006
Harare
700237
Harare
2917209
Harare
497773
Harare
308164
Harare
700094
Victoria Falls 013 40509/11
Harare
772633
Harare
0772 247 990
Bulawayo
881273/9
Harare
704501/30
Harare
774106/12
Harare
252338
Harare
0772 127 270
Victoria Falls 45871/4
Harare
704228/703621
Nyanga
029 2441/5
Harare
661697
Harare
0774 449 041
Nyanga
029 8487
Pub Restaurants
Explorers’ Bar
L
Flat Dog Diner
The Centurion Pub and Grill
The Mill
LD
O’Hagan’s
LD
Harare
Harare
Harare
Harare
Harare
792291
0772 773 983
700037
882747
0774 362 717
Specialised Restaurants
Arnaldo’s Kensington
Arnaldo’s Graniteside
Butchers Kitchen L D
Da Eros
Dehli Palace
Galleria KwaMurongo
Garwe
Great Wall
LD
Mojo’s
Nando’s Avondale
Nando’s Marimba
Nando’s Speke Ave
Nando’s Pomona
Nando’s Jason Moyo
Nando’s
Nando’s
Panarotti’s/Spur
Paula’s Place
LD
Shangri-La
The Shop Café
The Sitar
LD
The Spice Lounge
The Tandoor
Harare
Harare
Harare
Harare
Harare
Harare
Harare
Harare
Harare
Harare
Harare
Harare
Harare
Bulawayo
Kwekwe
Mutare
Victoria Falls
Harare
Harare
Harare
Harare
Harare
Harare
0772 238 306
773877
884445
332044
883178/885358
759155
778992/4
334149
705993
0777 006 823
0777 006 825
0777 006 830
0777 006 834
0777 006 865
0777 006 862
0777 006 857
013 41525
497950
443263/4
446684
0712 616 562
0779 581 000
0772 313 131
Coffee Shops, Cafés and Bistros
Antique Rose
Banff Coffee Café
Blue Bird Café
Bottom Drawer
The Bridge Bistro
Café Espresso
Café Espresso A/port
Café Nush
The Cottage
Giovanni’s
Green Coucal
Indaba Book Café
Jacob’s Well
Meikles Lounge
Mukuvisi Woodlands
The Olive
La Patisserie
Lucullus Café
The Plot Café
River Café
Sopranos
Spring Fever
Stanley’s Terrace
Stax
Tony’s Coffee Shop
Vanilla Moon
Willow Bean
Harare
Bulawayo
Masvingo
Harare
Harare
BL
Harare
B L D Harare
Harare
Harare
BL
Harare
Mutare
Bulawayo
BL
Harare
BL
Harare
Harare
Harare
Harare
BL
Harare
BL
Harare
Bulawayo
Harare
Harare
Victoria Falls
Mutare
Bvumba
Harare
Harare
0771 131 896
09 243176
0773 272 473
745679
0772 313 647
797491/2
0776 270 703
335201,335842
0783 910 199
0772 440 043
0733 897 871
09 67068
0772 908 145
707721
0772 613 023
0774 397 804
772593
703621/704228
0776638385
0712 367 647
333833
0772 711 985
013 44762
020 62653
0712 349 356
333394
850294
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return by 5.30 at car park. Sundays, all day walks. Meet
VAWZ Fundraiser 19 April Wingate Club - Walk for the
8am, depart 8.15, return 3-4pm, depending on distance.
Animals! 7.00am: All donations to VAWZ.
The Impro Show, Reps Theatre Upstairs 9–11 April:
Meet at convenient venue where we car pool and leave
Cancer Association relies on donations, sponsorship and
The Imps are back! It's crazy, it's funny .. your ribs may
excess vehicles. All walkers on that day contribute
fundraising for income & needs volunteers; join our street
ache .. but we're not insured for that kind of injury .. so
towards fuel. Wear suitable shoes that grip. Bring small
collectors, help raise funds; T707444; 705522.
you're on your own! Come join us for new games and a rucksack with water/drink, snacks, rain-wear. If unsure on
Miracle Missions: Networking Meetings, Highlands
great night out! Starring: Kevin Hanssen, Chipo Chikara, level of fitness required phone Hiking Leader for that
Presby Church 112 Enterprise Road, 8.45 to 10.45 am:
Alex Fairlie, Musa Saruro, Erin Sticklin, Larry Kwirirayi
walk. We walk in Communal Lands & National Parks so Clean & Green & Waste Management: First Tues every
and a possible surprise guest fleeting through the
no dogs allowed. Climbing usually Wed at Cleveland
month, Life & Hope 4 Kids Last Tues; Prisons last Thurs.
country. All shows 7pm. All tickets $10. Phone Spotlight Quarry from 4pm. Phone 0773 247721, or 0772
All welcome.
on 308159 or 0771 357 204. Tickets not collected by 245716 particularly if use of MCZ climbing gear required. Harare Senior Citizens Club: Over 55s join for just $20
noon on day of show will be put back into system.
Braai & drinks every Wed evening MCZ Club, Boy Scouts annually. Super library, TV room, hair salon, bar, coffee
shop, restaurant run by hospitality training company, low
HQ, 76 McChlery Ave, Highlands from 6pm. Bring own
Saturday April 11 Reps Afdis Awards for productions
cost meals, weekly Bingo, many other events: 250093.
braai pack, salad, cutlery and plate. Braai fire, tables,
and activities of The Repertory Player at Reps Theatre.
Support Group for People Living With Cancer. Share
chairs (not always electricity!). Camping weekends: A
Ceremony and Show starts 7pm, all welcome, free entry.
convivial (meeting) generally held at Club 10 days before experiences, fears, positive thoughts with others on a
similar path. Together we are better: [email protected]
the weekend to organise logistics, car pool, ask
questions. Membership Jan to Dec 2015. Registration
Royal Society of St George Fun Family Quiz 11 April for first timers $20 single $30 per couple, annual subs
thereafter are same. Info: [email protected] Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage Easter Special 1 to 6
at Vanilla Moon, 8 Seagrave Road, Mt Pleasant from
April only $ per person!
Telecel
2015 Drag Racing Series – Donnybrook
3.30pm. Tea served when you arrive; Quiz at 4pm to
56th Zimbabwe International Trade Fair 28 April to 2
Racetrack – Public Drag Racing 1 May, 26 July, 3
5.30pm. Bring own alcoholic drinks for sundowners
May.
28 to 30 April exclusive Business Days.
October. For more [email protected] 0735
before a delicious pie and mash/chips dinner for $5 or
The Matopos 33 Miler (53km) Ultra Marathon 12
005 500. “Race the Track, not the Street”.
with dessert $7. All other drinks to be purchased at
Vanilla Moon. Lovely playground for children.$2 entry per Mukuvisi Woodlands ‘A touch of the wild in the heart April: Launched in 1963, this race is run along much the
same route today as it was then, and is Zim's only Ultra
person; Teams of 6 for discounted price of $10; paid up of the city’: Open every day of year for game viewing,
Marathon! It was re-launched in 2013. There is also a
bird spotting, coffee shop, walking or horseback guided
members of RSSG free entry. To cater for everybody,
safaris; Every Sun, Woodland Walk-Run: Start any time Half Marathon (21km) a relay (5 runners by 10.6km
please reserve places: [email protected],
from 6.30 to 10.30 am, explore further on marked trails, each) and a 5km Fun Run. All runs finish at Bulawayo
0772 127 214.
Athletics Club. Entry $10 per runner 33 Miler and Half
leashed dogs allowed; Cnr Glenara Ave/Hillside Rd, join
Marathon, $5 per runner 5km, $50 per relay team of 5.
for free entry year round; Coffee Shop Open! Under
Hugh Masekela 7 Arts Theatre 11 April
Start Times 33 Miler and Relay 5:30am, Half
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New Management! [email protected]
with his world touring band, The night will kick off with
Run/Walk for Life: Friendly and welcoming running and Marathon7am, 5km 8am. Register 11 April 10am to 5pm
performances from two multi-award-winning acts walking group, lots of regular group sessions for any level at PPC Zimbabwe 126 JMN Nkomo St/13th Ave, Byo.
Victor Kunonga and Mokoomba. Tickets $80 Bronze,
of fitness, plus events, very social: [email protected] Bulawayo Museum temp display Dinosaurs of
$100 Silver, $120 Gold. Tickets on sale at TechTools,
Zimbabwe; Every Tues 1pm from 17 March we screen an
Avondale (opposite Cafe Nush), Pariah State, Avondale, Haka Game Park: Open daily 6 to 6. Turn left at
Cleveland Dam on Mutare Rd; entrance gate clearly sign episode of the BBC production Walking with Dinosaurs.
and Pariah State, Borrowdale.
posted. Spacious unspoilt scenic environment, walk, run, Every Wed, Thurs and Frid morning from 8 April at 10am
during the school holidays we will screen a movie for the
The DSTV Ngoma Awards 11 April: The awards for the cycle, horse-ride, canoe, drive, game and bird spot, rock
children - movie list will be advised soon.
paintings. [email protected]
advertising communications industry. Starts 12 noon.
Treasure Pleasures Charity Shop, Stillhaven, 18
Open to everyone. Venue: Cresta Sango conference
Lawley Rd, Suburbs, entrance 7th Street. Proceeds
centre, tickets $45 each or tables of 10 for $400.
Kids in Front of the Camera, 8, 9, 10 April, fun,
support pensioners in distress. We have had a complete
Wine enthusiasts, Join Meikles Grapevine! Informal
creative workshop for kids aged 8 and above. 2
make over and shop is jam packed with amazing
very social wine group, no fees or obligations, regular
Canterbury Rd, Kensington from 9am to 12.30pm. $50 bargains: clothes, bags, belts, shoes, jewellery, crockery,
tastings, food & wine pairings, wine weekends, quizzes,
Bring comfy gear/shoes and snack pack. Act, learn catchy silver, crystal, ornaments, paintings, print and much
treasure hunts, whiskey tasting and more.
songs and funky dances, play energetic games, learn
more! Open Weds 11am to 4 pm. New stock every week.
[email protected]
modelling skills. All activities filmed and played back to the
Bulawayo
Performing Arts Film Screenings in Robert
children in a safe environment. Inspire, create, educate,
enjoy! 570869; 0733 402 696, [email protected] Sibson Hall, Academy of Music: $3 entry, free to Red
Carpet members: The Mission 9 April 7pm. Gilbert
Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) Free 3 Day Meditation Course from 6pm-7pm 13 and Sullivan: The Mikado 10 April 6.30pm. Dinner
15 April at 23 Divine Rd, Milton Park, Harare. Contact
28 April – 3 May.
available for $10.
0772143302 for bookings.
The Spotlight in Reps Theatre foyer: Belgravia Shops,
open Mon to Fri 9am to 4pm & Sat 9am to 12 noon.
308159, phone bookings available to all. Booking
venue for Reps shows, Celebs concerts, many other
events and shows in Harare, to use this facility: 335850.
Sells Ndeipi, free copies of Zimtrader. Join Reps, be a
member of Africa's best amateur theatrical society:
Enjoy the bar as a social theatre-goer, shows at discount
prices, or be an active member on or back-stage.
www.reps.co.zw; www.facebook.com/RepsTheatre
Other Arts Events, Quizzes
Bulawayo Events
Courses
Animal Welfare, Wildlife Conservation
AWARE (Animal and Wildlife Area Research and
Rehabilitation) Trust is run by vets and focuses on animal
welfare, wildlife conservation and research. Campaigns in rural
areas adjacent to wildlife areas vaccinate, sterilise, de-tick,
de-worm and improve quality of life for domestic animals. This
assists in broader goals by contributing to improved farming,
better quality of life for rural people, resultant decreased
poaching, and preventing spread of diseases from domestic to
wild animals. AWARE educates children and adults on animal
care and conservation, does research on health of wild &
domestic animals living adjacently, rehabilitates & releases
injured wild animals, dehorns rhino. [email protected]
Friend Animal Foundation cares for and re-homes
abandoned, unwanted and rescued animals. Open 7 days a
week 8am to noon, 1pm to 5pm; 7 Kirkman Rd, Tynwald.
Economical boarding for cats & dogs, grooming & dipping
service; 0772225845; [email protected]
Harare SPCA works to eliminate cruelty to animals.
Comprises, an inspectorate, veterinary hospital and re-homing
centre. Inspectorate investigates and prosecutes all cases of
cruelty reported, visits homes of potential adopters and does
spot checks after adoption. Surgery provides medical care,
vaccinations and sterilisation to animals in SPCA care and
animals of underprivileged owners. Large percentage of
veterinary treatments are pro bono or subsidised. SPCA never
turns away any animal in need. Mobile veterinary unit goes
out five days a week to high density areas to treat, vaccinate
and dip animals whose owners cannot bring them to hospital.
ZNSPCA Charity Shop: 156 Enterprise Rd. Open Mon, Wed,
Fri 8am to 2pm, all proceeds to animal welfare, drop donated
goods too. [email protected] 0772 308 647.
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary: Open to visitors by prior
booking only. Tours of orphanage and rescue centre 10am
and 2:30pm, morning/afternoon tea included, bring a picnic if
you like, picnic sites in beautiful gardens overlooking the dam,
you will likely be joined by our sociable duikers, the occasional
tortoise or bird and inquisitive cats! Day ends with 4pm lion
feeding. [email protected]; 0733 436239
Veterinarians for Animal Welfare Zimbabwe (VAWZ) is a
private trust organisation spearheading many animal welfare
activities, including inspections, investigations, training and
liaison. VAWZ needs your support in cash or kind, or, apply to
adopt a rescued animal. [email protected]; 0772 308234.
Lost and Found Animals: Join Zim Pets Lost and Found
Facebook Group! Post photos and details of animals lost and
found here. Very active page, pets and owners often reunited
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using this supportive community tool, stray animals reported
here also rescued by VAWZ, SPCA; unclaimed can be rehomed. www.facebook.com/groups/135440236649668
BirdLife Zimbabwe: Learn about birds, help conserve them,
make new friends! Bird walks in scenic areas, participate in
research projects, regular talks and events, to join & for more:
[email protected]; www.birdlifezimbabwe.org;
481496; 490208. BirdLife Zim Mashonaland Branch
organises free bird walks for members and non-members
(there may be entry fees or a tip required depending on
location); for more contact [email protected]; 490375.
Harare area BirdLife survey of raptors and wetland birds
in derelict brickfields - an important habitat for wetland
species. During the dry season vleis and grasslands often
burn. With cultivation and urban development, wetland bird
species are losing habitat and declining in numbers. The clay
soils and depth of these brickfields means water remains year
round and reedbeds are extensive in some. Often bordered by
steep sides and not impacted by people as much as vleis and
dambos. All bird species to be surveyed, waterbirds will also
be counted. BirdLife would like the public to tell them
locations of derelict quarries, sand pits & brickfields especially
south and east of Harare (Mt Hampden already scouted).
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Telecel Drag Racing 2015
Photos by
Tinashe Chapepuka
The Telecel Drag Racing Series for
2015 kicked off on 22 March, and
Zimtrader was delighted to pop along
and enjoy all the fun and excitement.
Tinashe Chapepuka caught some great
shots - here we share just some of
them! Much fun had by all, and highly
recommended as a super day out for
the family!
The Drags attract a diverse and festive
crowd who enjoy a very social time.
Don't miss the next one, on 1 May!
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