●The East London slot car club reopens today and will have racing every Thursday evening from 7pm. Come and see the little miniature slot cars on a new repainted 42m track. All welcome. For further information contact. Hennie on 082-448-3221.
●A warm welcome is extended to all people over the age of 21 who love dancing.
Please join the EL Dance Club tonight and every Thursday night at the EL Bowling Club – entrance is between the new Jumbo complex and the big sports fields. Live music by top entertainers. Bring a friend too.
●The Nahoon Estuary Nature Reserve is a must for those who love beautiful places, river views, a mangrove swamp and forest walks. Bird enthusiasts will enjoy sitting quietly in the two bird hides watching blue duikers and birds at the birdbaths and eating seed.
New members of Nahooners, which supports the reserve, are welcome to join and are given a gate key that allows them to visit 24/7. The reserve is off Beaconhurst Drive. Turn at the Dassie Trail sign. For enquiries phone Celia on (043)735-1833.
●The Beacon Bay Bridge Club is looking for players interested in playing social bridge every Tuesday and Friday between 1.30 and 4.30pm. They meet at the Eden Worship Centre at 10 Coad Road, Beacon Bay.
For further information contact Olga on 083-650-6653 or (043)735-1736 or Heather on (043)748-1465.
●Come join the Scottish Country Dance Club every Tuesday from 4pm to 5.30pm in the Ham’s Club. No experience required, just a love of dancing.
Free lessons are given. R10 per person per session.
For inquiries call Nookie Middleton on 084-693-2836 or Merrylees Burgess on (043)721-0375.
●If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Gonubie Community Policing Forum, please contact Dewald Knoetze on 082-822-1035 or Fred Minty on 072-515-8646.
●Alcoholics Anonymous Gonubie meet at the Baptist Church in Watsonia Crescent at 7.30pm. Contact Jan on 082-850-6918 or Nick on 072-831-7663.
●There will be a Valentine’s Dance at the Berea Gardens dining hall at 62 Jarvis Road, Berea.
Bring a picnic basket and your own drinks. Doors open at 7pm. Entry is R20 per person.
●Come party and dance to great music with Quentin at Comrades Club tonight from 8.15pm till late. Kitchen and bar open from 6pm.
Entry is only R10. Call 083-255-3468 before 2pm on a Friday for table bookings.
Berea Gardens is hosting a Colours of India High Tea at 10am as a fundraiser for the service centre.
Tables of eight are sold at R100 per ticket. Contact Jo-Anne at either (043)735-1508 or email@example.com for more details and to book a table.
●Yellowwood Forest in Morgans Bay will hold their February Market from 9am to 2pm.
There are always a wonderful variety of stalls to browse through in a fun, family venue, so come join us for a day of shopping, eating, socialising and relaxing in our unique forest environment.
There is a quirky playground for the children to enjoy, forest walks, a small touch-farm, a wood-fired pizza oven, licenced bar and meals (and banting options) served in our open-air Tree Pot Tea garden.
For more information or to book a stall call (043)841-1 598/ 084-5822-601 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
●Come and support local, small businesses every Saturday morning at DK Quality Lifestyle’s flea market at 57 Pearce Street, Berea. Enjoy stalls selling clothes, food and various goodies, plus lots of fun and prizes for the whole family. Feel free to display your stall. For inquiries call 083-459-7905.
●The Lavender Blue Pineapple Walk takes place every Saturday at 6.30am (weather permitting).
Meet Yvonne in the Lavender Blue parking lot every Saturday at 6am for a lovely walk through the farming area.
The 10km circular walk, which takes just over two hours to complete, is along farm roads.
Take the usual goodies with and some money for a hearty breakfast afterwards.
●Tea in the Trees have a market on the first and last Sunday of the month from 9am to 2pm. All arts, crafts and home produce are welcome.
It is only R50 to set up a stall. All are welcome to set up from 7.30 onwards. For any inquiries contact Kate on 072-611-2367, www.teainthetrees.com or the Facebook page teainthetrees.
●The Flea Market Esplanade (in front of Osners Hotel) is now on every weekend, weather permitting, from 8am to 2pm.
All new stalls welcome.
●The East London Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, founding group, meets at The Catholic Church Hall in Caxton Street, Quigney, at 7.30pm every Monday.
Contact Morris on 073-870- 4486 or Pieter on 082-094-0959 or (043)722-4033.
●Alcoholics Anonymous Kayser’s Beach Group meets at the Chapel Hall at 7.30pm.
●If you are living with someone who is drinking, and this is affecting you, or perhaps you are experiencing problems from having lived with an alcoholic relative or friend, there is help available for you at the Al Anon Family Group Meeting held at Cambridge Methodist Church, Hebbes Street, every Tuesday at 7.30pm. Contact Elsie on (043)721-0483 or 078-628-6311.
●Alcoholics Anonymous Cambridge Group meets at the Methodist Church, Hebbes Street, Cambridge, at 7.30pm.
Contact Jumbo on (043)741-3685.
●The pipe band meet at 6.30pm at Abbottsford Christian School. Tuition is given.
For bagpipes, call Robert on 082-897-8571. For drumming, call Stephen on 076-308-0912.
●The EL Bridge Club welcomes all who wish to play Duplicate Bridge. Provision has been made for new players to begin at a “starter table” in order to be guided in the use of bidding boxes.
Come along with a partner on any Tuesday and/or Saturday at 1.15pm to the Berea Gardens Dining Hall. For inquiries call Jean on (043)735-4893, Karen on 082-856-0400 or Kathie on 083-651-0418.
●Narcotics Anonymous meet every Wednesday and Friday from 7pm-8pm at St Nicholas Church, Pell Street, Beacon Bay. For details call 082-796-3699.
●Masithethe Counselling Services are starting a Live, Love, Laugh Support Group to create a space where people can meet, be themselves and talk about issues that are affecting them, spread awareness, educate and encourage each other.
Masithethe (formerly LifeLine) will provide the space and facilitate the process.
The support group is open to all. It will be an informal gathering and a good place to live, love and laugh.
It will be held every third Wednesday of the month at 6pm at the Masithethe Centre, at 3 St James Road, Southernwood.
For inquiries or if you wish to attend, call (043)722-2000 or Whatsapp: 084-091-5410, or Facebook.
●Calling all female golfers – The Golden Oldies Golf Club at Python Park Caddy Shack, for golfers older than 50 years of age, are looking for women to join the vibrant club.
They play various formats, with prizes being awarded every week. The fun starts every Wednesday at 8am for 8.30am.
For inquiries contact Eric Dellaquerra on 082-332-6271 or Mike Goss on 083-555-3275.
February 17 to 19
●Join the CCSA Caravan Rally at Gonubie Caravan Park, Gonubie. Visitors and tenters welcome. For more details please contact Sharonne on 083-318-3853 or e-mail her at: email@example.com
●Cambridge Sport club will hold their flea market at the club. Come and enjoy a family, fun day with arts and crafts, food, a jumping castle, paintball target shooting, a cash bar and lots more. For stall bookings or inquiries call the office on (043)726-4091 or 076-411-0101.