Scarboroughmail, Sun 10 Dec 2017


Everesting with Kelson and the team!

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All systems are go for TODAY (Sunday) – our Everesting attempt !  We are aiming to cycle up Red Hill 52 times, yes you heard right ! 52 times UP and DOWN !

The wind looks strong but should help us on the Ups :-). We will start from the bottom of the hill on the Simonstown side and cycle up to the lookut over Simonstown near the top. Our support crew is setting up camp there from 10 am just outside the blue horizon gate, under the big tree (so we're sheltered from wind and sun). Remember, we start at 0300 … We looking forward to see you all, and a Huge Pink hug!

So far our fundraising goal is twice the Everest height – around R18,000. The fundraising thermometer is slowly going up as is our motivation for today!!

Please donate via the website pinktrees.co.za using Reference "Everest" otherwise our support team will have cash donations jar with our smoothies on the day !!! A Big Pink Thanks from the team:
Tom Briggs, Victoria Jane Vink, Kelson & Elena Da Cruz, Niko Ostwind, Dorian Wrigley & Adri Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen

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Bicycle servicing

We are back in action and doing bicycle service in Scarborough again ! The easiest way to contact is via WhatsApp or SMS unfortunately I can't hear when the phone ring because always ring when I riding my bike or when the phone is far way from my old age hearing abilities  :)
Kel:  082 688 7399

 ♥ Holiday School ♥ Magical School of Life ♥ ages 3-5 and 5-10

Venue: 112 Hilltop Street, Scarborough
Dates: Monday 11 Dec – Friday 15 Dec and Monday 18 Dec – Friday 22 Dec
Time: 9am-2pm
Ages: 5-10 years (3-5 years also welcome, please ask for details)
Cost: R250 per day including a vegan living food meal
Book for all five days and get one day free (or R200 per day)
Teacher/facilitator: Tara Gaia
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1940961542841688/
Bookings: sarah.healthy@gmail.com

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Cuttlefish bones for tortoises

Many years ago I was a resident in Scarborough – I am familiar with beach and ocean life and the habits of the beachcombers. So, a request to other beachcombers to collect Cuttlefish Bone which will be fed to tortoises. This is a high nutrient food that helps to make their shells hard. I am the Happypetandhousesitter.co.za who takes care of a few babies and some rather large tortoises when their ‘folks’ go away.

Though I collect when I can, it occurred to me that most beachcombers collect then discard them, not knowing what to do with their finds …. Birds need very few. When you have a few, please contact me to arrange a pick-up. This kindness is appreciated and the tortoises in return will grow healthy. The big guys are ‘rescues’ from fires. They live in a lovely big garden.
Arlene Williams:  073 641 0813 (whatsapp please)

The Open Mosque

Aside from its daily worship, regular Friday congregational prayers and its innovative Qur'an seminars every Tuesday evening that welcomes everyone, the Open Mosque is pleased to invite you and your family to three extraordinary public gatherings that will take place in December 2017 and January 2018.

Aside from its daily worship, regular Friday congregational prayers and its innovative Qur'an seminars every Tuesday evening that welcomes everyone, the Open Mosque is pleased to invite you and your family to three extraordinary public gatherings that will take place in December 2017 and January 2018.

CHANUKAH (HANUKKAH) CELEBRATIONS, Saturday, 16th December 2017 at 7pm

For the first time in South Africa’s history, the Jewish Community will formally celebrate the important annual festival of Chanukah (Hanukkah) that commemorates the re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in a designated Muslim House of Worship. The Jewish congregation of Temple Israel Synagogues in Wynberg and Green Point have accepted the Open Mosque’s invitation to conduct the traditional Chanukah (Hanukah) celebrations and prayers and to enjoy customary Jewish kosher food and experience authentic Islamic hospitality. An illuminating programme of music, prayer, talks and candle lighting will be led by Rabbi Greg. Muslims as well as those of other faiths (and none) are most welcome to attend this ground-breaking initiative that is designed to boost cross-cultural cooperation as well as trans-religious solidarity. Seating is limited, so kindly book your place as soon as possible.

CHRISTMAS DINNER INVITATION, Saturday, 23rd December 2017 at 7pm

The Open Mosque extends a cordial invitation to Christians to join us in a landmark pre-Christmas function. A central goal of the Open Mosque is to promote fruitful inter-religious dialogue and community harmony. With this objective in mind, we warmly invite our Christian brothers, sisters, friends, colleagues and neighbours to a special Christmas dinner celebration. This innovative occasion marking the birth of Jesus and the recitation of hymns in melodic Arabic begins at 7pm and ends at 10:30 pm. Aside from a delicious banquet of festive food and non-alcoholic beverages, there will be an illuminating programme of music, poetry, prayers, film and talks extolling the underlying inter-connectivity between the two great Abrahamic sister religions of Christianity and Islam. Our bold invitation in welcoming Christians to celebrate Christmas with us is a small yet significant step in generating peaceful coexistence and communal fellowship between the followers of Jesus and Muhammad in South Africa. Seating is limited, so please book early.

FILM SCREENING, DINNER AND DISCUSSION, Saturday, 6th January 2018 at 7pm

Join us for the South African premiere of an intrepid and provocative new British film that tackles present-day anti-Muslim bigotry and burgeoning Islamophobia fearlessly. This trail-blazing film produced by Conor Ibrahiem, an aspiring and brave young Muslim director from Bradford in the north of England, is a truly riveting and eye-opening account of mounting xenophobia and discrimination against the British Muslim community. The screening of Freesia will be combined with a delicious (complimentary) home-cooked supper that will be followed by a frank discussion and live Skype conversation with the film-maker of the key points raised in this pioneering production. Freesia was released just three months ago in the UK and its having its debut screening at the Open Mosque. This is reflective of our unyielding commitment to free speech and robust debate. Don’t miss out on viewing one of the most pertinent films of the year that deals courageously with inter-community relations and rising social tensions in the UK in the wake of escalating Muslim violence and terrorist outrages. Kindly reserve your place expeditiously to avoid any disappointment.

We look forward to welcoming you, your family and friends to all three exceptional functions.
Shalom / Regards / Salaam,

Jamila Abrahams, Secretary, The Open Mosque, info@theopenmosque.org.za
4 Lester Road, Wynberg 7824, Cape Town, 021-8241400


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