Looking for entertainment this weekend in Newcastle?

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The weekend is finally upon us and it is time to let your hair down and unwind, breaking away from your weekly routine.

With the weekend officially beginning within the next few hours, what can Newcastillians look forward to?

ISKCON Newcastle to host Rath yatra Chariot Festival

April 6 – The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) will be hosting the 18th annual Rath yatra Chariot Festival. The event will take place from 9.30am at the Newcastle Town Hall.

Promising to be a colourful procession with a rich cultural and spiritual significance, the community has much to look forward to.

There will be the street procession, live music, drama performances, Henna tattoos, dance performances, mantra meditation, cultural stalls, face painting and free lunch for all,

For more information, contact 034 312 3369.

Oval Track

April 6 – Racing enthusiasts have much to look forward to at the Oval Track this Saturday with the Goldwagen 1660 Challenge, with cash prizes up for grabs.

While racers will be vying for the win, this will be no ordinary event. The Newcastle Raceway Club will be racing for Autism Awareness, lighting it up blue for autism.

With the racing starting at 6pm, there will be a special parade at 5.30 pm. This special parade will involve autistic children from Esperanza Special Needs School.

There will also be a variety of stalls.

Be sure to attend the event, supporting both the racers and the quest in raising awareness about autism.

For more info contact Shaukat on 073 587 3551 or Jean on 073 285 2861.

Raam Bhajana Prayer

April 6 – Mervyn Budhoo and family is inviting the community to their first Raam Bhajan Prayer.

The prayer will commence at 6.30pm at 8 St Dominic Street, before proceeding to the Newcastle Shree Siva Subramaniam Temple.

Maha Prasad (supper) will be served from 5.30pm.

The Bhajana Prayers will be conducted by Shree Hari Narayan Seva Bhajana Kootum.

Hack Attack Social Golf League

April 7 – The third leg of the Hack Attack Social Golf League will be taking place at Vulintaba Country Estate.

The Hack Attack Golf League takes place once a month, which is usually the first Sunday of the month. Unlike many other leagues, the venue also changes every month between Newcastle Golf Club, Kilbarchan Golf Club and Vulintaba.

Each player pays a certain amount of money for each game. These monies will then go towards the funds for the winner of the day, while a certain percentage will go towards the club’s funds.

There will also be a membership fee, which will cover the players’ shirts and caps. Golfers don’t have to be an affiliated golf member to join the league or to play.

For more information on how to join the league, contact:

President of Hack Attack Social League, Almero Roux: 072 117 2903

Vice-President, Jarryd Bach: 076 463 8619

Club Captain, Bryan Boardman: 072 290 1501

Treasurer, Bennie van Vuuren: 071 866 6082.

Be sure to enjoy all our local events this weekend.

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