What’s On – 15 June


●U3A (University of the Third Age) will have Melonie Gobel as the guest speaker at St Andrews Croquet Club at 9.30am. Gobel will talk on abused women and protecting children. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Sue Smith (043)735-2780.

●Put on your dancing shoes to waltz, two-step and line dance tonight away with Ivans Band at the East London Bowling Club from 8pm. Entry is R25 per person. Cash bar open. For more information, call 073-243-2318.

●The East London slot car club has racing every Thursday evening from 7pm. Come and see the little miniature slot cars on a 42m track. All welcome. For more information, contact Hennie, 082-448-3221.

●The Nahoon Estuary Nature Reserve is a must for those who love beautiful places, river views, a mangrove swamp and forest walks. New members of Nahooners 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, (043)735-1833.

●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, contact Dewald Knoetze, 082-822-1035 or Fred Minty, 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.

FASCINATING FOSSILS: There will be a presentation by Dr Robert Gess on the 360-million-year-old fossil estuary from Waterloo Farm, near Grahamstown on Tuesday June 20. The talk is hosted by the Friends of the Museum and the Border Historical Society in the Courtenay-Latimer Hall at the East London Museum at 7.30pm. Dr Gess is a palaeontologist based at the Albany Museum in Grahamstown. He is South Africa’s leading researcher on Devonian (420-359 million years) marginal marine and terrestrial ecosystems, as well as early vertebrates (ancient fish and early four-legged creatures) Picture: DAILY DISPATCH FILE


●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.

Tomorrow to Sunday

●The CCSA caravan rally will be held at The Willows in Port Alfred. Visitors and tenters welcome to join. For more information, contact Sharonne, 083-318-3853 or sdewing@telkomsa.net


●Come join us for more thrills and spills at our 1660 Challenge at Border Stock Cars. We have out-of-town riders. Gates open 11.30am and racing starts 5pm. Should it rain, we may race on Sunday at 12 noon, weather permitting. Tickets are R50. Children 7-12 R20; and children under six free. Classes to be raced, are: 2.1 Mod, Hot Rods, 1660, Junior Hot Rods and Flexi V8. Kiosk available. For more information, contact 082-953-4942.

●The Centenary Tennis Club hosts social tennis every Saturday from 1.30pm. All welcome. For more information, contact 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 more information, contact Glenda on 082-714-3390 or WhatsApp.

●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, secondhand treasures, books, nuts, flowers, clothing and other interesting goodies. For more information or to book a stall, call (043)841-1 598/ 084 5822 601 or 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 10km circular walk past farms and along farm roads walk. Take some money for breakfast afterwards.


●Tea in the Trees have a market on the first and last Sunday of the month from 9am to 2pm. All rts, crafts and home produce welcome. Only R50 to have a stall. All welcome to set up from 7.30am. 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, 073-870-4486 or Pieter, 082-094-0959 (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 or you are experiencing problems from having lived with an alcoholic, 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 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 6.30 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 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.

●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.


●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. For further information, contact Olga on 083-650-6653 or (043)735-1736 or Heather on (043)748-1465.


●Masithethe Counselling Services are hosting a Live, Love, Laugh Support Group. Open to all. To be held every third Wednesday of the month at 6pm at the Masithethe Centre at St James Road, Southernwood. For more information, call (043)722-2000 or Whatsapp 084-091-5410 and Facebook.


  1. Always interesting. I would like to see a date annotated to an event instead of ‘today’ or ‘tomorrow’ etc – to obviate confusion. Just saying.


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