●The Friends of Ann Bryant annual general meeting has been postponed due to key people not being able to attend. The meeting will now take place on Saturday April 22 at 10am. There will be a guided tour of the permanent collection, as well as snacks, tea and coffee. All are welcome.
●The East London slot car club hosts racing every Thursday evening from 7pm. Come and see the little miniature slot cars on a new repainted 42m track. All welcome. Inquiries: Hennie, 082-448-3221.
●Meals on Wheels are in dire need of volunteers – available either mornings only or a full day once a week. They work around your schedule, so you tell them when you’re free. Volunteers need to have their own transport to and from the centre, situated at 19 Smartt Road in Nahoon. If you can help, please contact Jeni on (043)735-2166 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
●An invitation is extended to all dance lovers over the age of 21. Please join the East London 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 river views, a mangrove swamp and forest walks. Bird enthusiasts will enjoy watching blue duikers and birds from the two bird hides. New members of Nahooners are welcome to join and are given a gate key that allows 24/7 access. The reserve is off Beaconhurst Drive. Turn at the Dassie Trail sign. Inquiries: Celia, (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. Inquiries: Olga, 083-650-6653 or (043)735-1736 or Heather, (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 at the Ham’s Club. Free lessons given. R10 per person per session. Inquiries: 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.
●The Boeremusiekgilde will be host a dance at the East London Bowling Club from 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets are R20 for members and R30 for non-members. For more information or to book a table, contact is 083-681-4655.
●The Gonubie 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. Inquiries: Glenda, WhatsApp or 082-714-3390.
●Join the dirt oval racing action for all the thrills and spills of the first race of the season at Border Stock Cars. Gates open 1.30pm and racing starts 5pm. Should it rain, they may race on Sunday at 12 noon, weather permitting. Tickets R50 and children between 7 and 12 pay R20, with six years and under entering free. Classes offered are, 2.1 Mod, Hot Rods, 1660, Junior Hot Rods and Flexi V8. A kiosk will be available. Inquiries: 082-953-4942.
●Yellowwood Forest in Morgan Bay will have their Big Market Day every Saturday, regardless of the weather from 9am to 2pm. 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 interesting goodies. For more information or to book a stall, call (043)841-1 598/084-582-2601 or e-mail email@example.com
●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 10km walk and enjoy breakfast afterwards. The walk is about two hours.
●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 welcome. Only R50 to have a stall. Inquiries: Kate, 072-611-2367, www.teainthetrees.com or on the Facebook page teainthetrees.
●The Flea Market Esplanade (in front of Hotel Osner) 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. Inquiries: 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 at the Al Anon family group meeting held at Cambridge Methodist Church Hebbes Street every Tuesday at 7.30 pm. Inquiries: Elsie, (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 6.30 at the Abbottsford Christian School. Tuition given. For bagpipes: Robert on 082-897-8571 and drumming, 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. Come along with a partner on any Tuesday and/or Saturday at 1.15pm to the Berea Gardens Dining Hall. Inquiries: Jean, (043)735-4893, Karen 082-856-0400 or Kathie 083-651-0418.
●Narcotics Anonymous meet every Wednesday and Friday from 7pm-8pm at St Nicholas Church, Pell Street, Beacon Bay. Inquiries: 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, 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. This support group is open to all. To be held every third Wednesday of the month at 6pm at the Masithethe Centre at 3 St James Road, Southernwood. Inquiries: (043)722-2000 or Whatsapp, 084-091-5410 and Facebook.