Today (Thursday, May 25)
●Put on your dancing shoes to waltz, two-step and line dance the night away with Ivan’s Band at the East London Bowling Club from 8pm. Entry is R25 per person. Cash bar open. For more information, contact 073-243-2318.
●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. For more 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.
●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. 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 more information, contact Celia on (043)735-1833.
●Come 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 more information, contact 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.
●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 more information, contact Olga on 083-650-6653 or (043)735-1736 or Heather on (043)748-1465.
●Dinner and dance tonight at Comrades Club with live music by Quentin from 8.15pm. Kitchen and bar open from 6pm. Entrance R20. Call 083-255-3468 before 2pm for table bookings.
●McClelland Centre have a bazaar today from 9am at the centre, in Etheridge Road, Amalinda.
●Dance to the sounds of Donovan at Cambridge Sports Club from 7pm. Entrance is R30 per person and a cash bar is available with food on sale. For bookings, contact Janine 076-453-2372 or buy your tickets at the door.
●The Centenary Tennis Club hosts social tennis every Saturday from 1.30pm. All welcome, so all ages come and join in the fun. For more information, contact Maurice on 082-676-9708 or Deon on 082-443-8995.
●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. For more information, contact Glenda on WhatsApp or call 082-714-3390.
●Yellowwood Forest in Morgan Bay has their Forest Fare Farmers’ Market every Saturday morning, regardless of the weather from 9am. You can find a selection of local farmfresh veggies, meat, cakes, eats, pancakes, much loved secondhand treasures, books, nuts, flowers, clothing and other interesting goodies. Come and do your weekly grocery shopping at the forest. For more information or to book a stall, call (043)841-1598; 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 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 breakfast afterwards. The walk is two hours and a bit.
●The Bunkers Market takes place from 9am at Philip Khats ground. There will be 30 upmarket stalls, so follow the boards from Stirling High School. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
●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 7.30am onwards. For more information, contact 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. 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. 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 meets at 6.30pm at Hudson Park High School’s 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. For more information, contact Jean on (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.For more information, call 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 at3 St James Road, Southernwood. For more info call 043-722-2000 or Whatsapp: 084-091-5410 and Facebook.