- 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 have a zest for listening to cultural and motivational talks. U3A meet on the second Thursday of each month at 9.30am. The cost is R10 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 Patrick and Shannon 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 new repainted 42m track. For more information, contact Hennie on 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. Bird enthusiasts will enjoy sitting in the two bird hides watching blue duikers and birds. 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.
- 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.
- ELMI host an open day and market day at the college in upper Oxford Street, Southernwood. Student entrepreneurs are putting up stalls for the market day and the academic team is opening up the campus for students to explore amazing study options for next year. It’s all happening from 10am to 1pm. Don’t miss out.
- Dance to the sounds of Donovan at The Bridge at Cambridge Sports Club from 7pm. Entry is R20 per person, with a cash bar and food on sale. For bookings, call Janine on 076-453-2372 or buy tickets at the door.
- Put on your dancing shoes to waltz, two-step and line dance the night away with live music by Time is Tight at Gonubie Farmer’s Hall from 8pm. Music for all ages. Entry R30 per person. Bring own bar. For more information, contact Janita on 060-631-3701 or Gladys on 083-968-1069.
- The Centenary Tennis Club hosts social tennis every Saturday from 1.30pm. All welcome, so all ages come and join the fun. 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, 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 at 6am. 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.
- 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. For more information, contact Kate on 072-611-2367, visit www.teainthetrees.com or 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.
- The Compassionate Friends meet at the Vincent Methodist Church Hall, Preston Avenue at 7.30pm. Psychologist and sibling Aletta de Beer will be talking to us about “sibling grief”. All bereaved parents and their families, as well as friends, are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Myrtle on (043)721-0406 or Jenny on (043)741-2551.
- Exercise classes for senior citizens every Monday and Thursday from 8.30 to 9.30am at St John’s Ambulance, St George’s Road. For more information, contact Nookie on (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 6.30 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”. 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 to 8pm at St Nicholas Church, Pell Street, Beacon Bay. Enquiries: 082-796-3699.
- The Clivia Group meet at 6.30pm at Hudson Park High School’s Mini Hall. All members, friends and interested folk are most welcome to attend. Please enter at the back of the school. Contact Barbara on 072-025-4682.
- 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 very 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 1.30pm 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.
- 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 talk about issues, spread awareness and encourage each other. Masithethe (formerly LifeLine) provides the venue and facilitates the process. 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 or WhatsApp: 084-091-5410 and Facebook.
- It’s market time at Yellowwood Forest in Morgan Bay today. 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. For more information or to book a stall, call (043)841-1598 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- There will be a farm market on the public holiday and October 7 at Farm B18 Thornpark (10km on Stutterheim Road). Come along for arts and crafts, a beer garden and coffee bar, picnic spots, cakes, as well as farmyard animals for the kids.