● The East London slot car club 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.
● Meals on Wheels are in dire need of volunteers. They are looking to have volunteers available either mornings only or a full day once a week. Volunteers need to have their own transport to and from the centre at 19 Smartt Road in Nahoon. Contact Jeni on (043) 735-2166 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
● 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.
● 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. 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 1.30pm 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.
● Go and join the Scottish Country Dance Club. No experience required, just a love of dancing. They meet every Tuesday from 4pm to 5.30pm in the Ham’s Club. Free lessons given.R10 per person per session. For queries call Nookie Middleton 084-693-2836 or Merrylees Burgess (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.
● Come Party and dance to great music with Quentin at the Comrades Club tonight from 8.15pm till late. Fantastic kitchen and bar open from 6pm. Only R10 per person entry. Please support. Please call 083-255-3468 before 2pm Friday for table bookings.
Friday to Sunday
● The CCSA Caravan Rally will take place at Natures Rest from today until Sunday. Visitors/tenters welcome. For more info please contact Sharonne on 083-318-3853
or e-mail her on: email@example.com
● Dance to Donovan at Cambridge Sports Club at 7pm. Entrance at R50 per person, Includes snack plate! Prizes to be won. For tickets phone Janine 076-453-2372. Cash bar and kitchen available and secure parking.
● Join Masithethe’s (formerly Life Line East London) for their “Fusion of Cultures” fundraising event assisted by Hudson Park’s Port Rex Lions Cubs at 2pm to 5pm. They will feature the talented Kerry Hiles as emcee Hudson Park Primary School’s drama club and choir, traditional dancers, belly dancers, modelling, singing, lucky draw prizes, including a raffle for a weekend at Morgan Bay Hotel and loads more! The event takes place at The Venue at Hemingways. Tickets are R100 and are available by calling 043-743-7266 or 084-091-5410.
● The Gonubie Saturday flea market takes place every Saturday morning in front of the municipality from 8am to 1pm – weather permitting. All stalls and car boot sales welcome. For enquiries please contact Glenda on WhatsApp or call 082-714-3390.
● Dance to the music of Time is Tight at the Gonubie Farmers Hall at 8pm. Entry is R30. Cash bar and eats and dance the night away. Food for sale in aid of cancer. Bring own refreshments. For more info please contact Janita 072-385-4360 or Gladys 083-968-1069.
● Yellowwood Forest in Morgans Bay will have their Forest Fare Farmers Market every Saturday morning, from 9am. You can find a selection of local farm fresh veggies, meat, cakes, eats, pancakes, much-loved second-hand treasures, books, nuts, flowers, clothing and other goodies. For more information or to book a stall call (043) 841-1 598/084 5822 601 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
● The Lavender Blue Pineapple Walk takes place every Saturday morning at 6.30am (weather permitting). Meet Yvonne in the Lavender Blue parking every Saturday at 6am for a lovely walk and enjoy breakfast afterwards. You will be taken on a 10km circular walk past farms and along farm roads. Take the usual goodies with you and some money for a hearty breakfast afterwards. The walk is about two hours and a bit.
● Tea in the Trees have a market on the first and last Sunday of the month from 9am-2pm. All arts, crafts and home produce welcome. Only R50 to have a stall, all welcome to set up from 7.30am onwards. Any enquiries contact Kate 072-611-2367, www.teainthetrees.com or on the Facebook teainthetrees.
● The Flea Market Esplanade (in front of Osners Hotel) now on every weekend, weather permitting from 8am to 2pm. All new stalls welcome.
● The Beacon Bay Ratepayers and Civic Association are having their next meeting at 6.15pm at the Bonza Bay Bowling Club. The guest speaker will be Keason Naidoo on “Updating the Bonza Bay Local Spacial Development Framework Plan”. See us on Facebook at “Beacon Bay Ratepayers Association”.
● 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 073-870-4486 or Pieter 082-094-0959 or (043) 722-4033.
● Alcoholics Anonymous Kayser’s Beach Group meets at the Chapel Hall at 7.30pm. Contact 082-714-9400.
● 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 7.30 pm. Contact Elsie (043)721-0483 or 078-628-6311.
● There will be a presentation on “African leafy vegetables” by Annegret Mostert of the Wildflower Society and Dr Callistus Bvenura of the University of Fort Hare to a joint meeting of the Wildflower Society, the Border Historical Society and the Friends of the Museum in the Courtenay Latimer Hall at the Museum at 7.30pm.
● 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 6.30am at the Abbottsford Christian School. Tuition given. For bagpipes call Robert on 082-897-8571 and drumming: Stephen 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. Call Jean (043) 735-4893, Karen 082-856-0400 or Kathie 083-651-0418 for info.
● Narcotics Anonymous meet every Wednesday and Friday from 7pm-8pm at St Nicholas Church, Pell Street, Beacon Bay. Call for details: 082-796-3699.
● There are times you just need someone to talk to, to laugh and meet new people. Masithethe Counselling Services are hosting a “Live, Love, Laugh Support Group” to create a space where people can meet, 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. Open to all. To be held every third Wednesday of the month at 6pm at the Masithethe Centre at 3 St James Road, Southernwood. For more info call 043-722-2000 or Whatsapp: 084-091-5410 and Facebook.
● Please join us at our bridge drive in aid of Carel du Toit fund. Make up a table of four and bring your own cards and scorers to the Berea Gardens dining hall at 1.45 pm. Tea and delicious eats supplied. Tickets R100 per person from Maree Connell 082-657-3941.