●Come dressed as if you are going to the beach and dance to live music by Alwyn’s at the East London Bowling Club from 8pm. Entry is R25 per person. Cash bar open. For more information, call 073-243- 2318. Couples welcome.
●The East London Slot Car Club will have racing every Thursday from 7pm. Come and see the little miniature slot cars on a 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. 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.
●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 and dance 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.
●Yellowwood Forest Fare in Morgan Bay every Saturday from 9am to 2pm. The perfect place to catch up with the locals while doing your weekly grocery shopping. Lovely farm fresh veggies, eggs, delicious home bakes, plants, herbs, toys, books and much-loved secondhand goodies to buy, or just pop in for a meal or a cup of tea at the open-air tea garden while the kids enjoy the treehouse and trampoline.
●Dance with live music by Time is Tight from 8pm till late at the Gonubie Farmers’ Hall. Entry is R30. Bring own refreshments. For bookings, contact Janita on 060-631-3701 or Gladys on 083-968-1069.
●The East London Branch of the Diabetic Support Group meet at the Regent Hotel’s Terrace Room from 2.45pm to 4pm for an awareness talk. Guest speaker Dhaneshnee Pillay will talk on eye health in diabetes from an optometric perspective, cranial sacral therapy and its benefits, especially in diabetic management and mindfulness in diabetes. No entry fee. 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 ages welcome. For more information, contact Maurice 082-676-9708 or Deon 082-443-8995.
●The Gonubie Saturday Flea Market takes place every Saturday 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.
●The Lavender Blue Pineapple Walk takes place every Saturday (weather permitting). Meet Yvonne in the Lavender Blue parking lot 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.
Saturday and Sunday
●The SPCA East London host their open day and market at the animal sanctuary. Go and enjoy the beautiful gardens which are part of the Pam Golding Gardens of East London show and stroll through the kennels and interact with the animals. There will be food stalls, crafts, music, fun for the kids, entertainment and more. All the cool cats and hot dogs will be there, so join them. For more information or to book a stall, call (043)745-1441.
●The Esplanade Flea Market (in front of Hotel Osner) on every weekend weather permitting from 8am to 2pm.
●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 (043)26-1100.
●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 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, there is help available at the Al Anon Family Group Meeting held at Cambridge Methodist Church, Hebbes Street every Tuesday at 7.30pm. 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 the Hudson Park High School music block. Tuition given. For bagpipes: 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. For more information, contact Jean (043)735-4893, Karen 082-856-0400 or Kathie 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.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. For more information, contact, Olga on 083-650-6653 or (043)735-1736 or Heather on (043)748-1465.
● Masithethe Counselling Services hosts a Live, Love, Laugh support group to create a space where people can talk about issues affecting them, spread awareness, educate and encourage each other. This support group is open to all. Held every third Wednesday of the month at 6pm at the Masithethe Centre at 3 St James Road, Southernwood. For more informatiobn, call (043)722-2000 or WhatsApp: 084-091-5410 or visit their Facebook page.