Events for April/May 2016

One Day
Events in Simon’s Town

PROGRAMME for April/May 2016

Tea, coffee and a snack will be provided by the Friends at each workshop

Saturday 9th April 10 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Succulents – the Magnificent Seven! Alison James Please Note Venue: 132 Runciman Drive, Simon’s Town

*Meet the Magnificent Seven indigenous succulent families of South Africa – and some tag-alongs that refuse to be ignored. *

Join Alison James at her home in Simon’s Town for an enjoyable morning, discovering the world of succulents. Bring your extra plants for a bring-and-share table, and plants for identification. There will be plenty of cuttings to take home. Notes will be provided. Limited to 15 participants R50

Alison James is a teacher of Environmental Education and Biology from the Eastern Cape, who loves plants – and spreading the word about gardening in difficult spaces.

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Saturday 16th April 10 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Snakes of the Cape Peninsula their identification and habits with Stephen Moll

Venue: Simon’s Town Library Hall, St George’s Street, Simon’s Town

*This workshop will include: identification of local species; habits and behaviour of snakes; venomous snakes; common misperceptions; the importance of snakes; how to behave around snakes; what to do if bitten; who to call to remove a snake; dog training around snakes; a question and answer time. * R50

Stephen Moll is a Simon’s Town resident who has been hooked on snakes since he received his first snake book when he was 5 years old. He is an avid naturalist and conservationist, with a particularly soft spot for snakes. He is an active member of the Cape Reptile Club, and has been active in snake capture and relocation for the past eight years.

Tuesday 3rd May 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Greening your Home – Ideas and Stories from the Local Front with Peter Willis and Diane Salters

Venue: Simon’s Town Library Hall, St George’s Street, Simon’s Town

*A practical workshop to help us to tread more lightly on the earth.* R50

Peter Willis grew up in England, and was educated of Oxford. He moved to South Africa in 1993, and has worked mainly in the field of sustainability strategy and leadership. He is now a freelance facilitator of complex or difficult conversations.

Diane Salters is an environmental activist and a psychotherapist. She returned to South Africa in 1993, after spending some time in exile in the U.K.. Having been Chair of Exco on the transitional Simon’s Town Town Council, 1994-1996, she now devotes her time to psychotherapy and training, chairing various NGOs.

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Saturday 14th May 10:00a.m. – 12:00 noon

Living with Bees Jenny Cullinan Venue: Simon’s Town Library Hall, St George’s Street, Simon’s Town

*A talk about bees, with a focus on what we need to do to encourage a variety of bees and other pollinators to our gardens.

Following on the talk, we will construct a ‘solitary bee’ house.* R50

Jenny Cullinan kept bees for 25 years. For the past two years she has been part of a team, researching wild bees of all kinds in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, and has been working with bee enthusiasts in the Peninsula to encourage bee-centric bee-keeping.

The work that she and fellow bee researcher Karin Sternberg have been doing on a bee garden in Simon’s Town has been bringing their research to the community, e.g. through the growing of plants that bees use to self-medicate against disease. Jenny also teaches environmental art, which she uses to raise awareness about bees and the environment. She lives in Simon’s Town, and is involved in an exciting environmental project in the town.

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FRIENDS OF SIMON’S TOWN LIBRARY ‘INFO-TAINMENT PROGRAMME

REGISTRATION FORM

Full payment on registration please

WORKSHOP Date R

Succulents Saturday 9th April R50

Snakes of the Cape Peninsula Saturday 16th April R50

Greening your Home Tuesday 3rd May R50

Living with Bees Saturday 14th May R50

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Registration and payment options:

At Simon’s Town Library, St George’s Street during library hours

At Friends of the Library Bookshop on Saturday mornings 9:00 a.m. – 12:30

EFT payments to: The Friends of Simon’s Town Public Library ABSA Longbeach Mall.

A/c No. 907 418 8831

Online registration on request to heatherhughinascott@gmail.com

Enquiries: Renate 021 786 5752 (After Hours) Heather  073 878 2165

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The Friends of Simon’s Town Library Secondhand Books Shop

In the Simon’s Town Library precinct (to the right of the library entrance door)

We have a good selection of fiction and non-fiction books, and with books being donated regularly, we always have a new selection to offer you.

We are open on Saturday mornings, from 9:00 – 12:30 a.m.

and on Thursday evenings from 17:00 – 19:00 by appointment

Secure parking available

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