The Muse Magazine
Jul 2024 • 152



Ethan Buckle
Matthew Collier-Reed


The Value of Spending Quality Time with our Children


Judith Gordon - Argentina: Rocks, Mountains & Waterfalls


Guard Against Investment Scams


Soft Shin Ragu with Pappardelle


Happy Hour Social Group
Wed 3 Jul 2024

Meet at the Pinelands library from 9:30am to 11am for Scottish Dancing. All welcome.
Call Santa at 083 235 6730.

Easter Market

Pinelands Methodist Church Home-Grown Market
Sat 6 Jul 2024

Come rain or shine, the market will be there. Start your weekend with brunch – a bacon
and egg roll, and/or pancakes, followed by a coffee or tea surrounded by the usual warm fellowship and the live music of Tony Flint. Plus of course, the customary stalls and various eats and treats to take home. Join us in the church hall at 2 Union Avenue between 9am and 12:30pm.
Call Joan on 082 810 1889.

Pinelands Library Plant Swap
Wed 10 Jul 2024

Come between 10am and 11am to share plants with others, and pick up a few to take home. Cuttings and seed packs are also welcome.
Call 021 814 1780.

Helen Keller Society Book Room and Nursery Open to the Public
Wednesdays on dates below

The Helen Keller Society will open their book room and garden nursery for sales to the general public only on the following dates:
Wednesday 17 July
Wednesday 28 August
Wednesday 25 September
Wednesday 30 October
Wednesday 27 November

For the 28th August and 25th September,due to possibly inclement weather, the book room and nursery are open to the public only by appointment. Call Bev Wroth to confirm – 021 531 5311.

Page Turners Book Club
Wed 17 Jul 2024

Meet in the Pinelands Library Committee
Room between 10am and 11am for a book chat.
Call: Verna 021 814 1780 / Lauren 021 814 1777.

Western Cape Blood Service
Thu 18 Jul 2024

Please donate at St Stephens Church Hall from 3pm to 7:30pm. Eat a substantial meal three to four hours before donating. Increase your fluid intake on the day, both before and after giving blood.
Call 021 507 6300 for information.

Pinelands Stamp Circle

Pinelands Stamp Circle
Wed 31 Jul 2024

Meet at 6:30pm in the Activities Hall above the Pinelands Library. This will be a Crawford evening and will feature Tristan da Cunha and St. Helena.
Email Martin :

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Karoo Animal Protection Society Market
Every Saturday 9am -1pm

Support the Karoo Animal Protection Society bric-a-brac table at Pinelands Club.

Pinelands Baptist Church Divorce Care Course Begins
Sat 13 Aug 2024

Meeting at 14 The Triangle, the course will run every Saturday for 13 weeks commencing 3rd August at 10:00am with snacks provided. Cost of snacks and manual will be R750 per person. Please do not let this put you off - funding is available where necessary. We look forward to hearing from anyone going through divorce or separation or even thinking about this. Let us know if you are interested in a Divorce Care for Kids course.
Call Alan Minogue on 083 456 1196 or the church on 083 456 1196.


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Approval of the Pinelands Community Improvement District (CID)

The application for the establishment of the Pinelands Community Improvement District (PLCID) was approved in Council on 25 May 2023.

The full application report and minutes are available on the CID website: and on
Thanks to the volunteers, community organisations and businesses that made this possible. The organisation is being registered as a Non-Profit Company (NPC). Public safety is the PLCID priority with meetings arranged with the City Metro, Traffic and Law enforcement and the Pinelands Community Police Forum. The intention is to install more CCTV cameras, a control room and introduce a safety app for all residents. Extra patrollers will work with existing safety service providers and with neighbourhood watch. Additional environmental challenges such as illegal dumping, littering, damage to trees and parks and heritage areas will be addressed. The social development team will work closely with the City’s Displaced Persons Unit and NGO’s to implement sustainable programmes.

Media enquiries:

Yazied Davids
Steering Committee, Pinelands CID.

For detailed info, please visit our website

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The Society opened its new Book Room and Garden Nursery for sales to the general public on Wednesday, 16 Aug. The community is welcome to come and purchase, but only on the following dates and times:
10 am to 1 pm on
13 Sep, 18 Oct, 15 Nov and 13 Dec 2023.
All monies raised are donated to our Fete Fund. Please contact us on 021 531 5311 for any further enquiries.