What’s on the GO! – 31 August

Today

●Art lecturer Barry Gibb will have a Powerpoint presentation on “Paul Gauguin: Artist of the South Seas” at the Ann Bryant Art Gallery’s main gallery at 7pm tonight. Wine and fruit juice available for a small donation.

●Are you ready to join our motivated group? The University of the Third Age (U3A) caters to people of a so called “mature age”, from about 50 to 90, who are still eager for more knowledge and a zest for listening to cultural and motivational talks. U3A Meet on the second Thursday of each month at 9.30am. The cost is R 10 per visitor and R5 for members. This is for the monthly general meeting, after which there is a speaker, followed by tea\coffee and biscuits. On the third Thursday of each month, there is a current affairs meeting at 10am, with a speaker. Both meetings are held at the St Andrews Croquet Club hall in Bunkers Hill. Do come along and swell the numbers. Call (043)738-5090.

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

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

MUST-SEE EXHIBITION: The Natural Expression exhibition will be opening at Floradale Fine Art tomorrow (Friday). New, high-quality work with the added excitement of coinciding with the celebration of Floradale’s 80th birthday will be on show. Floradale nursery was brought to East London by the Muller family 80 years ago. The two younger branches of the family – Gerald and Vyvyan and their families – continue to contribute to their community in so many ways. This is a must-see exhibition – hope to see you there Picture: SUPPLIED

●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. Turn at the Dassie Trail sign. For enquiries phone Celia on (043)735-1833.

●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.

Friday

● The Dutch Reformed Church in Cambridge will host their bazaar at 4pm at the church, on the corner of French and Croydon streets.  Stalls include white elephant, food, cake, puddings, toys and sweets.   All welcome.

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

Dutch Reformed Church (NG Kerk) in Cambridge

Saturday

●The Gonubie Lions Craft Market will be held at Kings Mall from 9am to 2pm. There will also be a strong man competition and a boxing against crime challenge at the event.

●It’s market time at Yellowwood Forest in Morgan Bay today and on September 23. Lots of stalls, open-air restaurant under the big yellowwood trees, outdoor pizza oven, quirky playground for the kids, small touch farm and a Forest Fairy trail. Great fun for the whole family, so come along and bring your family and friends. For more information or to book a stall, please phone (043)841-1598 or e-mail info@yellowwoodforest.co.za.

●The Down Syndrome Association Amathole is having its AGM at 12 noon at Hamilton Club after the monthly exercise/dance class. All welcome. For more information, contact their office on (043)722-4918 on Monday to Thursday between 9am and 1pm or on 083-552-4616.

●The East London branch of Diabetes SA, the diabetes support group, meet at the Regent Hotel’s Terrace Room from 2.45pm for an awareness talk. The guest speaker will be Lauren Frueholz from Curves Fitness Gym. For more information, contact Vrooda Makhan 083-708-0489.

●Put on your dancing shoes for a Spring Ball where you can waltz, two-step and line dance the night away with live music by Patrick and Shannon at the Lutheran Church Hall in Edge Road, Beacon Bay from 8pm. Entry is R80 and includes dinner. Bring your own bar. For more information, call 073-243-2318.

●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.

●The Lavender Blue Pineapple Walk takes place every Saturday at 6.30am (weather permitting). Meet Yvonne in the Lavender Blue parking lot at 6am for a lovely walk and breakfast. You will be taken on a 10km circular walk past farms and along farm roads. Take the usual goodies along and some money for a hearty breakfast afterwards.

Sunday

●Miniature train rides for the whole family to enjoy at the Gonubie Farmers’ Hall Showgrounds from 10am until about 1pm – weather permitting. There is no charge, so bring a picnic basket and enjoy a morning at the trains. For more information, call Clive on 082-355-5445.

●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. Any enquiries, contact Kate 072-611-2367, www.teainthetrees.com or on the Facebook page, teainthetrees.

●The Esplanade Flea Market (in front of Hotel Osner) now on every weekend – weather permitting – from 8am to 2pm. All new stalls welcome.

Monday

●Beacon Bay Ratepayers meet at 6.15pm at the Bonza Bay Bowling Club. The speaker this month will be Thomas van Dalen from AfriForum, Pretoria. AfriForum is a non-governmental organisation with the aim of protecting the rights of the public. Not to be missed. All welcome.

●Exercise classes for senior citizens every Monday and Thursday from 8.30am to 9.30am at St John’s Ambulance, St George’s Road. For information, contact Nookie (043)726-1100.

●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 6.30pm 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. For more information, contact Jean on (043)735-4893, Karen on 082-856-0400 or Kathie on 083-651-0418.

●Narcotics Anonymous meet every Wednesday and Friday from 7pm to 8pm at St Nicholas Church, Pell Street, Beacon Bay. For more information, call 082-796-3699.

Tuesday

●Scottish dancing classes every Tuesday from 4pm to 5.30pm at Ham’s Club in Selborne. Instruction given to beginners. No experience required, just a love of dancing. All welcome. For more information, contact Nookie on (043)726-1100.

●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.

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 at 3 St James Road, Southernwood. For more information, call (043)722-2000, WhatsApp 084-091-5410 or Facebook.

September 8

●Come and enjoy a “Lekker Dance” with Mark and Barry at the Berea Gardens dining hall from 7pm to 11pm. Bring own picnic basket and drinks. Tickets are R20 and will be available at the door.

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