●Come and view East London’s artistic talent at King’s Mall. The exhibition is presented by Gonubie Lions Club in aid of the Carel du Toit Centre where deaf children are taught to speak. The exhibition ends tomorrow (Friday October 27).
●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 R10 per visitor and R5 for members. This is for the monthly general meeting, after which there is a speaker, followed by tea or 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 Ivan’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 hosts racing every Thursday from 7pm. Come and see the little miniature slot cars on a 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 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 more information, contact 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.
●Legends Showcase in Berea launches Legendary Fridays. The pub will be open every Friday from 4.30pm. The venue is an upmarket traditional family-style pub to enjoy drinks with colleagues, family and friends after work. The pub aims to have live music on most Fridays and to have some sort of promo (beer tasting, wine promo, new product tasting/promo/special, ’80s-themed evenings, etc) once a month. Artists performing this week is Ettienne Smook, Jason Gladwin and the Calan Watts Band.
●Dinner and dance tonight at Comrades Club with live music by Quentin from 8.15pm. Eat and drink from 6pm at bargain prices- booking essential. Entry R20. Call 083-255-3468 before 2pm for table bookings.
●St Bernard’s Catholic Church are hosting their bazaar in Main Road, Gonubie from 9am.
●The Boeremusiekgilde (Boere Music Guild) dance will take place at Grens Primary in Muir Street, East London. Tickets are R20 for members and R30 non-members. Bring own bar. For more information, contact 083-461-3138.
●The East London Branch of the Diabetic Support Group meet at the Regent Hotel’s Terrace Room from 2.45pm to 4pm. An awareness talk is presented on the first Saturday of every month (February to November). No entry fee is required and we encourage all to attend. Please join us for refreshments after the talk. For more information, contact Vrooda Makhan on 083-708-0489.
●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 morning at 6.30am (weather permitting). Meet Yvonne in the Lavender Blue parking lot 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 along and some money for a hearty breakfast afterwards.
●The Bunkers Market takes place from 9am to 2pm on the Circus Field/ Ostrich Field at Old Selbornian Club. Join us as we head into the Christmas season at East London’s premier market.
●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 Esplanade Flea Market (in front of Osner Hotel) now on every weekend weather permitting from 8am to 2pm. All new stalls welcome.
●A church service will be held for all cancer survivors at the Cambridge Methodist Church in Hebbes Street. We extend an invitation to all survivors to attend. Service starts at 6pm.
●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 information call 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 members 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.
●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. 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.
●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 or WhatsApp: 084-091-5410 and Facebook.
●Masithethe Counselling Services (formerly LifeLine) will be hosting a rape and domestic violence support group on the first Thursday of the on the month at 11am. It takes place at the centre at 3 St James Road, Southernwood. For more information, call (043)722-2000 or 084-091-5410 (WhatsApp).
●Dance to the music of Patrick Nass at the East London Bowling Club. Music will include country, rock n roll, Afrikaans, line dancing and sokkie. There are dance prizes to be won and a cash bar. For booking call Janita on 060-631-3701
●Old Selbornians’ annual Beerfest will be held in aid of the East London SPCA this year. Please support the SPCA and get your tickets directly from reception now. We don’t want you to miss out on all the fun! R120 gets you in the door and a complimentary Beerfest hat will be given to the first 1000 entrants. Come and join in all the festivities, lots of good beer, German food, and great music – as provided by the imported oompah band Atterseer Musikanten all the way from Munich.