●The University of the Third Age (U3A) caters to people 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/coffee and biscuits. On the third Thursday of each month, there is a current affairs meeting at 10am, also with a speaker. Both meetings are held at the St Andrews Croquet Club hall in Bunkers Hill. For more information, call (043)738-5090.
●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 on the first Saturday of every month (February to November). No entry fee is required. For more information, contact Vrooda Makhan on 083-708-0489.
●Masithethe Counselling Services (formerly LifeLine) will be hosting a Rape and Domestic Violence support group on the first Thursday of every month at 11am. It takes place at the centre at 3 St James Road, Southernwood. For more information, call (043)722-2000 or WhatsApp 084-091-5410.
●Put on your dancing shoes to waltz, two-step and line dance tonight with live music by Mark at the East London Bowling Club from 8pm. Entry is R25 per person. Cash bar open. For more information, call 073-243- 2318.
●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.
●Dynamic duo and live band Phoenix Rising will be performing your favourite songs from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s till present at the Captain’s Cabin at the Gonubie Hotel from 8pm.
●Ettienne Smook will be playing at the Legends Showcase Venue tonight from 5.30 to 9.30pm. Legends is at 42 Stewart Drive, in Berea, with the pub opening at 4.30pm.
●Dinner dance tonight at Comrades Club, with live music by Quentin from 8.15pm. Eat and drink from 6pm at bargain prices. Entry R20. Booking essential. Call 083-255-3468 before 2pm for table bookings.
●There will be a book launch of The Annotated Old Fourlegs: The Updated Story of the Coelacanth by Mike Bruton at the East London Museum at 2.30 for 3pm.
●Yellowwood Forest Fare in Morgan Bay every Saturday from 9am to 2pm. Lovely farm-fresh veggies, eggs, delicious home bakes, plants, herbs, toys, books and much loved second-hand goodies to buy, or just pop in for a meal or a cup of tea in the open-air tea garden while the kids enjoy the crazy treehouse and trampoline.
●The Centenary Tennis Club hosts social tennis every Saturday from 1.30pm. All ages welcome. For more information, contact Maurice on 082-676-9708 or Deon on 082-443-8995.
●The Gonubie Saturday Flea Market takes place every Saturday in front of the municipality from 8am to 1pm – weather permitting. For more information, contact Glenda on WhatsApp or call 082-714-3390.
●Tea in the Trees have a market on the first and last Sunday of the month from 9am to 2pm. Only R50 to have a stall.For more information, contact Kate on 072-611-2367, visit www.teainthetrees.com or the Facebook page “teainthetrees”.
●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 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.
●Alcoholics Anonymous Cambridge Group meets at the Methodist Church, Hebbes Street, Cambridge, at 7.30pm. Contact Jumbo on (043)741-3685.
● 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.
● 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.
●Masithethe Counselling Services (formerly LifeLine) are hosting a Live, Love, Laugh Support Group to create a space where people can meet and talk about issues. 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.
November 24 and 25
●A maternity pop-up shop will be selling Love my Body Creations and Monkeybum Baby & Kids summer ranges at Prince’s Lodge in Vincent. It will be on from 2 to5pm on November 24 and 9am to 2pm on November 25. Change room and card facilities available.