What’s On: May 18

Today

● It is International Museum Day so entry to the East London Museum is free. International Museum Day is celebrated worldwide to highlight the role played by museums in preserving our heritage.

FAIRY TALE FUN: Come and join in the antics of Goldilocks, Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf and friends as they set out to explore Fairy Tale Forest. These time-honoured tales are mashed together to create a brand new adventure were anything is possible in the children’s production ‘Adventures in Fairy Tale Forest’. Directed by Amanda Bothma, Vicky Luff and Merrylees Burgess it is sure to be great fun. The show has been extended due to demand, with performances today, tomorrow and Saturday at The Guild Theatre. Today and tomorrow’s shows are at 3pm and Saturday’s show is at 2pm. Tickets are R25

● Put on your dancing shoes and dance tonight away with Ivan’s Band at the East London Bowling Club from 8pm. Entry is R25 per person. Cash bar open. Call 073-243-2318.

● U3A (University of the Third Age) will have Paul Hurst as the guest speaker at St Andrews Croquet Club at 9.30am. Hurst, a coin collector, will talk on money. Everyone is welcome. Contact Sue Smith (043) 735-2780.

● The East London slot car club will have racing every Thursday evening from 7pm. For further information contact Hennie on 082-448-3221.

● Please join the EL Dance Club tonight and every Thursday night at the EL Bowling Club. 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, who support 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.

● 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. 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.

Tomorrow

● 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.

● Dinner dance tonight at Comrades Club with live music by Quentin from 8.15pm. Kitchen and bar open from 6pm. Entry R20. Call 083-255-3468 before 2pm for table bookings.

Friday to Sunday

● CCSA Caravan Rally will be held at Palm Springs. Visitors and tenters are welcome. For more info please contact Sharonne on 083-318-3853 or e-mail her on: sdewing@telkomsa.net

Saturday

● Boeremusiekgilde are having a dance at the East London Bowling Club at 7 for 7.30pm. Tickets are R20 for members and R30 for non-members. Contact 083-461-3138.

● The Centenary Tennis Club hosts social tennis every Saturday from 1.30pm. All welcome, so all ages come and join the fun. For more info call Maurice 082-676-9708 or Deon 082-443-8995.

● 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.

● Yellowwood Forest in Morgans Bay will have their Forest Fare Farmers Market every Saturday morning, regardless of the weather 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 interesting goodies. Every Saturday morning, so come and do your weekly grocery shopping at the forest. For more information or to book a stall call (043) 841-1 598/084 5822 601 or e-mail info@yellowwoodforest.co.za

● 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 and some money for a hearty breakfast afterwards. The walk is about two hours and a bit.

Sunday

● 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, all welcome to set up from 7.30 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.

Monday

● 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.

● 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 Hudson Park High School music block. Tuition given. For bagpipes call Robert on 082-897-8571 and drumming: Stephen on 082-560-0247.

● 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 call 082-796-3699.

Wednesday

● 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 at3 St James Road, Southernwood. For more info call 043-722-2000 or Whatsapp: 084-091-5410 and Facebook.

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