Brrrr… have we skipped autumn and gone straight into winter?  Certainly feels like it, and if it weren’t for the beautiful reds and yellows on the trees, I’d have guessed it was June already.

But, no matter – there’s plenty to do, as always in this fabulous Mother City of ours… Here are the highlights for the weekend ahead, taken from the Mother City Living events calendar.

Fashion Exchange @ Cafe Sofia

Cafe Sofia, Rondebosch Village Centre, Rondebosch Main Road.  12 noon to 2pm.  Cost: R30 at the door. (event info)

A fun social clothes-swopping event hosted at different venues each time.  Bring up to 6 items of well cared for clothing (or accessories) that you no longer wear, and swop them (by means of tokens) for other items you see there.

It’s the greener (and more affordable) alternative to buying new clothing.

Rondebosch Craft Market

Rondebosch Park. Corner of Campground and Sandown Roads. 9am to 2pm.  Free entry.  (event info)

It looks set to be a reasonably sunny day, so a morning spent under the trees at Rondebosch Park, trawling for hand-made gifts might be just the ticket.  The market includes mainly crafts and home-bakes/pickles etc, as well as a food section where you can grab a bite of breakfast or lunch.

For more info contact Ann Rodwell on 021 531 4236 / Tue – Fri between 9am and 5.30 pm or on 083 272 5482 on Market Day.

Open Night @ SA Astronomical Observatory

Saturday May 9, at 8pm.  South African Astronomical Observatory, Observatory Road, Observatory, Cape Town.  (find out more)

The SA Astronomical Observatory will have an open night on Saturday May 9, at 8pm.  John Menzies will talk about exoplanets and the search for extra-terrestrial life.  For details, call Thembela Mantungwa on 021 460 9319 or 071 105 0109.

Mothers’ Day

Sunday 9 May.  All day!

It’s Mothers’ Day, of course, this coming Sunday, and although I believe that no one day should be considered more special than another where moms are concerned, there’s certainly nothing wrong with a little extra spoiling from time to time.

So, take a look at some of these special offers, and see if there’s anything that takes your fancy (and your mom’s naturally).  It looks like it’ll be a fairly well-behaved day, so you could even take your mom to somewhere like Kalk Bay, and stop in for a delicious breakfast or lunch at the fabulous Kassia & Figg before exploring the many little shops and galleries along the road.

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