What’s On – 1 June

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Today

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

●The East London slot car club hosts racing every Thursday evening from 7pm. Come and see the little miniature slot cars on a new repainted 42m track. All welcome. For more information, contact Hennie, 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. 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, (043)735-1833.

●Come and join the Scottish Country Dance Club. No experience required. They meet every Tuesday from 4pm to 5.30pm at the Ham’s Club. Free lessons given. R10 per person per session. For more information, contact Nookie Middleton, 084-693-2836 or Merrylees Burgess, (043)721-0375.

GOING SOLO: Roy Anderson is going solo with his Pigments of my Imagination exhibition opening at the Ann Bryant Art Gallery on June 8. ‘This solo exhibition has taken me decades to finely achieve,’ said Anderson. ‘I am both humbled and excited, at the prospect of displaying my art, which I trust you will find interesting and evoke varied emotions, especially pleasure and humour,’ he said. The exhibit opens at 6.30pm on June 8 in the Coach House at the Ann Bryant Art Gallery. All are welcome Picture: SUPPLIED

●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, 072-515-8646.

●Alcoholics Anonymous Gonubie meet at the Baptist Church in Watsonia Crescent at 7.30pm. Contact Jan, 082-850-6918 or Nick, 072-831-7663.

Tomorrow

●The Down Syndrome Association is having its annual Steak Evening fundraiser at the Hamilton Club, Clevedon Road from 6.30pm. Cost of tickets R100 per person and this includes great steaks, lucky draw prizes, a cash bar and good music provided by live band Phoenix Rising. To get your tickets, contact Denise, 083-417-3949. The fun, food and good music starts at 6.30pm.

●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, 083-650-6653 or (043)735-1736 or Heather, (043)748-1465.

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

Saturday

●Catch the dynamic duo Phoenix Rising performing at the Table 58 Brewery situated at the Floradale nursery, Beacon Bay. Gig starts at 4.30pm. Come and indulge in some great craft beers, as well as food and the live band.

●There will be an autism awareness event by Autism Sinethemba at Vernie’s in Cambridge (next to OK Bazaars) from 5.30pm. The DJ Eldred Fundraising Team will be the hosts with singers performing, lucky draws and an auction. Tickets available from Vernie’s at R20 which puts you in line to win a meat hamper.

●Stutterheim Farmers Arts and Crafts Market on Saturday. Book your stall now with Melanie, 083-375-0152; info@stuttfarmmarket.co.za or www.stuttfarmmarket.co.za.

●Stutt Stumble 5km and 15km trail/run/walk. For more information, contact Sean, 078-510-8065. Tickets from Vinkel en Koljander or (043)683-2381. Live Music by Sobeit Union and Kathy Raven from 6pm.

●Dance to the sounds of Donovan at Cambridge Sports Club from 7pm. Entrance is R30 and a cash bar is available with food on sale. For bookings, contact Janine, 076-453-2372 or buy your tickets at the door.

●The Centenary Tennis Club hosts social tennis every Saturday from 1.30pm. All welcome. 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, contact Glenda on WhatsApp or call 082-714-3390.

●Yellowwood Forest in Morgan Bay will have their monthly craft market, regardless of the weather from 9am. Lots of stalls expected, and a really fun family outing. There is also the Tree Pot Tea garden for delicious meals. The market takes place every Saturday, so come and do your weekly grocery shopping in the the forest. For more information or to book a stall, call (043)841-1 598/ 084 5822 601 or e-mail info@yellowwoodforest.co.za . ALSO, please don’t forget to diarise our big annual Footprints Festival in Morgan Bay over the last weekend this month. For more information, visit on www.footprintsfestival.com or phone (043)841-1598.

●The Lavender Blue Pineapple Walk takes place every Saturday morning at 6.30am, weather permitting. Meet Yvonne in the Lavender Blue parking 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 with and some money for a hearty breakfast afterwards. The walk is about two hours.

Sunday

●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, 072-611-2367, visit www.teainthetrees.com or on their Facebook page, teainthetrees.

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

Monday

●The Beacon Bay Ratepayers and Civic Association are having their next meeting at 6.15pm at the Bonza Bay Bowling Club. All welcome.

●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 7.30pm. For more information, 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 6.30 at Hudson Park High School music block. Tuition given. For bagpipes, contact Robert, 082-897-8571 and for drumming, contact Stephen, 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, (043)735-4893; Karen, 082-856-0400 or Kathie, 083-651-0418.

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

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 or WhatsApp, 084-091-5410 and Facebook.

Next Thursday

●U3A (University of the Third Age) will have Paul Hurst as the guest speaker at St Andrews Croquet Club at 9.30am. Hurst, a coin collector, will talk about money. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Sue Smith, (043)735-2780.

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