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Our diary entries are open for January an February 2018. Please e-mail houzetj@tisoblackstar.co.za or fax (046) 624-2293 or drop in at 29 Miles Street from 8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.


Albany Vintage and Classic Motor Club Museum opens on the last Saturday of each month – 9am-12 noon – Hawkins Industrial Park, Alfred Road, Port Alfred.

Bathurst Farmers Market – Every Sunday rain or shine at Yesterday Today and Tomorrow Nursery, Kowie Road from 9am-12.30pm.

Birdwatching Tours and Three Sisters Saunter. Book with Anne (046) 675-1976 or 083-719-4950. www.annesbirding.co.za

Bonsai Club meets once a month on a Saturday. For more information please contact David Brewis on 076-457-3218. Or e-mail davidbrewis77@gmail.com

Bring your tools and layout in and enjoy the creative atmosphere and free coffee at Bcreative Scrapbooking, Shop 12, Rosehill Mall. Available weekdays and Saturdays, groups welcome. Call Nicolene on (046) 624-3096 to book.

Duck Pond Morning Market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9am-2pm, between Buksies Coffee Shop and Penny Farthing restaurant. Jams, pickles, secondhand books, cakes, quiches, secondhand clothing, crochet knitting, plants. All stallholders welcome. Contact Wendy 081-347-9562.

FAST (Forum for Astronomy, Science and Technology) meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Port Alfred Ski-boat Club at 2.30pm. Visitors welcome. Please contact Shirley Marais at shirley@theannouncer.co.za or on 082-928-8671 for more information.

First Port Alfred Scout/Cub meetings. Every Friday at the Girl Guide Hall, from 3pm-5pm. Visitors welcome. For more information contact Dot Fethers on (046) 624-3192.

Kenton Pub Quiz – 6.30pm – first Sunday of each month at Kenton Bowls Club. Cash bar available. Cash and other prizes. Teams of four to six. All welcome. Enquiries: Walter Grisdale (046) 648-2440.

Kleinemonde Morning Market on the first Saturday of every month, from 8.30 to 10am. Kleinemonde Community Hall.  Enjoy breakfast and  browse the stalls selling wholesome farm chickens and home produce, including quality meats, vegetables, pancakes, frozen meals, quiches,  bread, rusks, gingerbread houses,  home baked cakes, doggy treats, candles, gifts and more.

Kowie Auctioneers – monthly auction every last Thursday of the month at 35 North Street. Entries for the auction need to be in on the Tuesday before the auction. Viewing day prior from 2 p.m. For more information call Colin Maclachlan 083 521 3623 or Peter Charter on 082 5693478.

Kowie History Museum, at The Old Railway Station, Pascoe Crescent. Open 9.30am-12.30pm Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Sunday/Monday and public holidays.

Lower Albany Historical Society meets 3rd Thursday of the month – some meetings in Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park, others, outside trips.  Call Suzette on 083-581-5777 for details.

Lower Albany Woodworkers’ Guild, meets first Tuesday of each month. Call Brian Edwards on (046) 624-2945, or John Moss on 082-829-5484 for more information.

Memory Book Scrapbook Club meets twice a month on a Thursday afternoon. All welcome. Contact Cheryl (046) 624-2733 / 083-556-7562.

MOTHS – Old soldiers never die  – Calling all ex-servicemen “Ou Manne” and their ladies for a get-together on the first Sunday of every month at 12 noon and the MOTH Hall (behind the Ski-boat Club) for a light lunch and some memories. RSVP MOTHS at 082-537-9033 or 084-983-8550 for catering purposes.

National Sea Rescue Institute practices every Wednesday at 5pm. To join the NSRI visit the base in person to undergo an evaluation.

Night Scrapbooking classes every fortnight at BCreative Scrapbooking Supplies at Shop 12, Rosehill Mall. Wednesdays from 6.30pm-10pm. Call Nicolene on (046) 624-3096 to book your spot for the next class or for more information. Saturday morning and weekday scrapbooking classes also available. Bookings are required.

PARKRUN – every Saturday at 08h00
What is Port Alfred Parkrun? It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock. Where is it? The event takes place at Port Alfred Town Hall, Causeway Road, Port Alfred. See Course page for more details. What does it cost to join in? Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with Parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your bar code. If you forget it, you won’t get a time. How fast do I have to be? We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Port Alfred Art Club welcomes new members, both experienced or wanting to learn. We meet weekly offering a monthly DVD from leading artists, giving excellent tips and guidance on how to draw and paint. Contact Jenny (083-292-2650) or Netty (084-584-6629).

Port Alfred Bowling and Croquet Club invites you to try your hand at lawn bowls. Free coaching and bowls available every Friday from 16:00. Situated next to the Nico Malan Bridge. Enquiries: Rod Wilson at: 082 375 2968 or 046 624 5671. Other times can be arranged by appointment. See our website at:  www.pabcc.co.za

Port Alfred Bridge Club – Now at the Lodge on Albany Road (the Old Vic Hotel). Meets every Monday and Thursday – 1.15pm for 1.30pm start.

Port Alfred Community Police Forum meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Port Alfred Police Station at 2.30pm.

Port Alfred Floral Art Group (PAFAG) meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month at Settlers Park hall at 2.30pm. For more information please phone 082-464-4606 (Hennie de Bruin). All welcome.

Probus Club of the Kowie meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10am at the Port Alfred River and Ski-boat Club.

Richmond House Museum and Music Room. Private non-profit museum est. 2007. No admission fee, but donations welcomed. Tours by appointment only: 082-456-7437. ‘Classics at the Castle’ classical/jazz concerts check press or www.facebook.com/richmondhousemuseummusic

Rocky Ridge Farm Market opens every Saturday and Sunday from 9am with a variety of home made delights, “egg-cellent” free-range eggs, honey, biltong, droewors as well as its very popular morning breakfast. Contact Desia Holmes on 083-589-0765 for more information.

Rosehill Mall Art and Crafters Market, the first Saturday of every month, from 9am-4pm.  A true art and craft market.  Only handmade items available by our local crafters. Large selection of goods.

Scottish Country Dancing at Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park, every Wednesday from 5.30pm-7pm. For more information please phone (046) 604-0478.

Sunshine Coast Women’s Forum meets every fourth Tuesday in the Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park at 2.30pm. Come and join us. Visitors welcome. For more information contact Muriel MacGregor on (046) 624-1963.

The Riverside Ramble: a new self-guided tour (map R10 from Sunshine Coast Tourism or Kowie History Museum) of historic Wharf Street and Van der Riet Streets.

U3A – Port Alfred Branch meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 10am at the Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park village. All welcome.



Sunday 21 January 2018

Concert at the church – Len Viljoen (Blind Gospel Singer) will be singing at the Nuwe Lewe Volle Evangelie Kerk at 09.30am. CDs and DVD’s will be available.  Contact Pastor Theo Snyman 084-811-0606.

Oldenburgia Hiking Club day hike, Bushman’s River Mouth to Diaz Cross and return. Moderate beach walk, about 9.5km there and back. Cost: R10, plus shared fuel cost. Bring a hat, sunscreen, plenty of water, snacks and lunch. Bring a cozzie if you want to swim. Meet at the parking area outside PnP, Pepper Grove, Grahamstown, 7am to leave at 7.15am. If joining from Port Alfred, meet at the Halyards Marina parking area to share lifts at 7.30am. We will park and start the hike outside the Post Office in Bushman’s River (about 8am). Hike leader: Liz Gowans (072-517-7714 or oldenburgiahikingclub@gmail.com).

Thursday January 25

PA Art Club – 9am – first meeting of the year, St James Hall. Bring painting for review, DVD and library open. Enjoy catching up with tea or coffee and snacks.

U3A meeting – 9.30 for 10am – Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park. Lindsay Walker to speak on “Our Wandering Continents”. He is registered as a professional natural scientist with clearly an interest in the field of psychology (human behaviour).

Port Alfred Lions Trivia Evening – 6.30 for 7pm – PAHS clubhouse. Teams of four (R50pp). Bring your munchies. Cash bar available. Great prizes. Proceeds go to Lions community projects. Contact Lloyd on 082-467-4310 or e-mail marloyportalfred@gmail.com.

Saturday January 27

Diaz Cross Bird Club outing: Visit to Mosslands farm. Bring a picnic brunch. Visitors welcome (R10 per person to DCBC). Meet at Heritage Mall at 6am and Preston’s Kenton at 6.30am. For more details contact Ivan Greenwood (046) 648-1104.

Join a building challenge by Clare Rothwell from Khanyi Design at Red Leaf Nursery, from 10am to 12pm. One prize for each age group. R30 to enter. Please consider sponsoring a child who doesn’t get out much at a cost of R15.  Any businesses wanting to sponsor prizes can contact Adele at Red Leaf Nursery for more information on (046) 624-8530.


Thursday February 1

PA Art Club – 9am – DVD morning at Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park.


Thursday February 8

PA Art Club – 9am – Figure drawing or painting. Bring own reference – at home of Louise Corrans, 24 Park Road. Kindly phone 073-273-2912 if attending.

Monday February 12

Port Alfred Tennis Club AGM – 6pm – Tennis Club. Members only.


Saturday February 17

PA Art Club – 9am – Demo to be announced, St James Hall.


Thursday February 22

PA Art Club – 9am – AGM, library and DVD exchange. Bring paintings for review and enjoy tea, coffee and snacks.