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Jul
20
Sat
Winelands: Hiking SIG – Helderberg Dome
Jul 20 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Winelands: Hiking SIG - Helderberg Dome

NOTE THAT THIS HIKE WAS ERRONEOUSLY REFLECTED IN OUR JULY NEWSLETTER AS TAKING PLACE ON SATURDAY 13 JULY – THE CORRECT DATE IS SATURDAY 20 JULY.

Join members of the Hiking SIG on SATURDAY 20 JULY for an ascent of the Helderberg Dome in Somerset West, 1137m above sea level (higher than Table Mountain!).

Offering magnificent views, the hike should take about 7-8 hours and is recommended for experienced hikers only.

Meet in the carpark of the Helderberg Nature Reserve at 07h30 (GPS co-ords -34.062287, 18.873357).

RSVP tthe Winelands Secretary to be added to the WhatsApp group for the hike, and to receive detailed venue directions and the contact details of members joining the hike.

Note that hiking is at your own risk and neither Mensa Winelands nor any member of Mensa Winelands will accept any responsibility for injuries sustained by any person participating in the hike.

Winelands: Fynbos medicinal plant workshop
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Winelands: Fynbos medicinal plant workshop

Join us for Mensa Winelands’ interactive workshop on Saturday 20 July at the Helderberg Nature Reserve, from 09h00 to 16h00, presented by FGASA-registered nature guide Andreas Groenewald.

You will:
– explore the ancient knowledge and historical use of local plant species
– learn how to identify which plants can be used in the treatment of ailments
– discover the various chemical properties of plants which can be used as medicines, as well as their application
– find out about medicinal products being made from these plants,

There will be hands-on interaction with a variety of medicinal fynbos plants, as well as a short guided walk through the nature reserve.
Afterwards each person will have the opportunity to compile a basic first aid kit made from the various plants and knowledge gained.

What to bring:
Lunch (tea and coffee will be supplied)
Pen and notebook
Suitable walking shoes

Cost:
Members benefit from a Winelands’ subsidy of this workshop and pay R50pp; guests pay R100pp*. Early registration is advised and prepayment is required.

*Note that the entrance fee to the nature reserve is not included –
Per vehicle – R 15
Per adult – R 20
Per student – R 10 (valid student card required)
Per senior citizen 60+ years – R 10 (ID required)

 

Jul
25
Thu
Winelands: Board games SIG
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Winelands: Board games SIG

Our Board games SIG meets again at Triggerfish Brewing on Thursday 25 July from 18h30.

Bring your favourite game or board game, or just come along, join the conversation, have a drink, and share the fun!  (The playing of board games is not obligatory!)

Triggerfish Brewing have a wine and malt licence, and also serve excellent light meals.

Venue:
Triggerfish Brewing
9 de Beers Avenue
Paardevlei
Somerset West
GPS co-ords: -34.090395, 18.805893

RSVP:
Winelands Secretary

Aug
7
Wed
Winelands: Discussion SIG – Death
Aug 7 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Winelands: Discussion SIG - Death

Mensa Winelands’ Discussion SIG meets again on Wednesday 7 August at the home of Erik Eloff and Louise Lindenberg in Stellenbosch.

This informal discussion group meets monthly to enjoy each other’s company, and lively group discussion on diverse topics – the subject for our August meeting is:

‘Death’

Whether you are an active contributor to the discussion, or would just like to come along and listen, we’d be delighted if you joined us!

Please bring whatever you’re drinking with you.

RSVP to give us an idea of numbers attending; if you would like to be included in the Discussion SIG WhatsApp notification group, please include your cellphone number.

Aug
22
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening – Jonathan Balladon
Aug 22 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Winelands: Speaker evening - Jonathan Balladon

‘Pelican 16’

Mensa Winelands’ monthly speaker evening.

Further information and venue details from the Winelands secretary, Yvonne Steyn.

Aug
31
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West
Aug 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West

Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West.

Two multiple-choice tests are written; one is purely symbols and has no language component, and the other is available in English or Afrikaans.  To be eligible for membership, you need to achieve a qualifying score on only one of these tests.  The testing will take about an hour-and-a-half.

*R 130 per person – discounted to R 100 per person for groups of four or more people.  Scholars over the age of sixteen years and full-time students in possession of a valid student ID also pay R 100 per person.

To register, send an email to the Winelands Testing Officer (details above), or complete a contact form on our website.

 

 

Sep
19
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
Sep 19 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Winelands: Speaker evening

Mensa Winelands’ monthly speaker evening.

Further information and venue details from the Winelands secretary, Yvonne Steyn.

Oct
19
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West

Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West.

Two multiple-choice tests are written; one is purely symbols and has no language component, and the other is available in English or Afrikaans.  To be eligible for membership, you need to achieve a qualifying score on only one of these tests.  The testing will take about an hour-and-a-half.

*R 130 per person – discounted to R 100 per person for groups of four or more people.  Scholars over the age of sixteen years and full-time students in possession of a valid student ID also pay R 100 per person.

To register, send an email to the Winelands Testing Officer (details above), or complete a contact form on our website.

 

 

Oct
24
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
Oct 24 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Winelands: Speaker evening

Mensa Winelands’ monthly speaker evening.

Further information and venue details from the Winelands secretary, Yvonne Steyn.

Nov
21
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
Nov 21 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Winelands: Speaker evening

Mensa Winelands’ monthly speaker evening.

Further information and venue details from the Winelands secretary, Yvonne Steyn.