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Our diary entries are open for May, June and July. 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 open on the last Saturday of each month – 9am-12 noon – Hawkins Industrial Park, Alfred Road, Port Alfred.

Alzheimer SA East Cape Support Group meets the last Thursday of each month at 3pm at Brookshaw Home at 9 Donkin Street, Grahamstown. The Support Group is for family, friends and caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s Disease or any form of Dementia. There is usually a speaker followed by discussion and tea. Contact Dr Heather Rauch 081-350-8079 for information and to get onto the mailing list.

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

Cricket Club – Practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Port Alfred Country Club, French Street from 5pm. Contact Rob Nel on 076-394-4067.

East Cape Shotokan-Ryu Karate, Port Alfred – Mondays and Thursdays: 4.30pm for beginners. 5.15 for intermediate class and 6pm for the advanced class. Contact Gary Grapentin on 073-346-0059 for more information.

Healing Horses Therapeutic Riding Centre – Therapeutic and recreational horse riding activities for people living with disabilities. Mondays at 09h30 and 10h30, Wednesdays at 10h00 and 11h00, To book a ride, or find out about volunteering, call Jann on 078-346-5412.

Hockey Club – Practices on Tuesday and Thursday from 5pm at the Port Alfred Country Club, French Street. Contact Chris Pike on 082-350-0900.

Kenton Garden Club meeting second Wednesday of the month at 9.30am. For info visit www.kentongardenclub.co.za 

Kenton Pub Quiz6.30pm – first Sunday of each month at Kenton Bowls Club. Cash bar available. Cash and other prizes. Teams of four to six. All welcome.

Kleinemonde Morning Market on the first Saturday of every month, from 8.30 to 10am. Kleinemonde Community Hall.

Knit and Knatter Crafters club at Holly House, every Wednesday at 9am. All welcome. Contact Kathy on (046) 624-4452 for further information.

Kowie Auctioneers – monthly auction every last Thursday of the month at 35 North Street.For more information call Colin Maclachlan 083 521 3623 or Peter Charter on 082 5693478.

The Kowie Camera Club monthly meeting, the last Monday of every month (except December) at 7pm in the Settlers Park Retirement Village hall. Herman Groenewald 078- 428-9551.

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

Kowie Striders time trial – every Tuesday at 5.30pm  at the Port Alfred Country Club. Distances of 3, 5 or 8km. Runners and walkers welcome. Contact Sticks Stiglingh on 071-612-7339 or Alan Robb on 082-495-6842

Kowie Striders casual long run from the Duck Pond  – every Sunday at 7am. Runners and walkers welcome. The route will be determined on the morning of the run.

Lower Albany Historical Society meets 3rd Thursday of the month – some meetings in Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park, others, outside trips.  Call Avonne on 083-473-6823 for details.

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


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 (next to the Ski-boat Club) for a light lunch and some memories. RSVP MOTHS at 082-537-9033 for catering purposes.

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

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

Port Alfred Art Club welcomes new members, both experienced or wanting to learn. Weekly meeting offering a monthly DVD from leading artists, giving tips and guidance on how to draw and paint. Contact Jenny (083-292-2650) or Paddy (083-226-5254).

Port Alfred Bowling and Croquet Club invite you to try your hand at lawn bowls. Free coaching and bowls are available. Situated next to the Nico Malan Bridge. Enquiries: Rod Wilson at: 082 375 2968 or 046 624 5671. See our website at:  www.pabcc.co.za

Port Alfred Bridge Club – Meets at the Eddie Grant MOTH Hall every Monday and Thursday – 1pm for 1.30pm start. All bridge enthusiasts and persons wishing to learn to play bridge are most welcome.

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 info phone 082-464-4606 (Hennie de Bruin). All welcome.

Port Alfred Park Run, Civic Centre. Every Saturday 8am-9am. Behind the library.

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

Rocky Ridge Farm Market opens every Saturday and Sunday from 9am with a variety of homemade delights. 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. Handmade items available by our local crafters.

Scottish Country Dancing at Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park, every Wednesday from 5pm-7pm. All welcome. For more information please phone Mary (046) 604-0478 or Audrey (046) 624 3179.

Scrapbook workshops and classes: Bcreative offers monthly workshops, night classes, social classes and a whole lot more. Call (046) 624-3096 to book or for more information.

Self Drive Heritage Map: All the historical sites in Port Alfred, Bathurst and surrounding areas.   Available at the tourism office.

U3A – Port Alfred Branch meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 9.30 for 10am at the Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park village. All welcome.

 

Diary

Thursday May 14

Probus Club – This month’s Club meeting will be at 9.30am for 10am at the Ski-boat Club. Guest speaker will be Graham Holmes whose presentation is entitled: “Grahamstown/Makhanda: “Past, Present and Future”.

Senior PAHS hockey and rugby vs Kingswood College on school fields.

U13 PAHS boys tennis vs Graeme College on school courts.

 

Wednesday May 15

Diaz Cross Bird Club Talk. Port Alfred Presbyterian Church at 7pm for 7.30pm. The presentation will by Mike Sorozynski on his trip to Madagascar. For more details contact Tim Cockbain (046) 624-8483.

 

Thursday May 16

Lower Albany Historical Society – 9.30 for 10am – Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park. Dr Billy de Klerk will present a talk on “SA Ecosystems in Deep Time: Evolution of life in the Karoo Basin – a110 million years of change”. All welcome. Contact Avonne 083-473-6823.

Friends with Compassion – caring for those who are mourning a loved one. Presbyterian Church Port Alfred, at 3.30pm. All welcome – Join us for a cup of tea and a chat. Contact Cheryl (046) 624-2733 / 083-556-7562.

 

Saturday May 18

Port Alfred Sport Shooting Club. Sport and Hunting shoot. Visitors with licenced firearms welcome. Contact the chairman on 083-633-1939.

PA Art Club – Follow up with Demo on Architecture by versatile and creative Laura Barnes at the Catholic Church Hall. Starts at 10am.

Port Alfred Floral Art Group monthly meeting – 2.30pm – Settlers Park Hall. “The merry month of May”. May Bennett demonstrating 90 years of floral art. No homework. Inquiries: Hennie de Bruin 082-464-4606. All welcome.

 

Thursday May 23

U3A meeting – 9.30 for 10am – Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park. John Pillans from East London will speak on butterflies.

PA Art Club – Painting at Tash’s Craft Bar. Starts 9.30am.

Port Alfred Scrapbook Club – 2pm to 5pm – Presbyterian Church Port Alfred. All welcome. Contact Cheryl (046) 624-2733 / 083-556-7562.

 

Saturday May 25

Port Alfred Sport Shooting Club. Open Rifle Benchrest shoot. Visitors with licenced firearms welcome. Contact the chairman on 083-633-1939.

 

Sunday May 26

Diaz Cross Bird Club outing: to the Westwood’s farm Diepkloof. We will meet at Robby’s at 7am and Heritage Mall at 6.30am. Visitors welcome (R10 per person to DCBC). Bring a picnic brunch. For more details contact Tim Cockbain (046) 624-8483.

 

Thursday May 30

PA Art Club – 9am at the Catholic Hall. Enjoy a social time. DVD and book exchanges, tea, coffee and snacks. Bring paintings for review and inspiration. Guest Commentator Pat Whitfield.

 

Friday May 31

The annual Fisherman’s Feast at the Kenton Town Hall, presented by Rotary Club of Kenton-on-Sea.

 

Saturday June 1

Old Andreans Reunion – 9am to 11am – breakfast function at MyPond Hotel.

Contact: Roy Gordon (046) 648-2063 / 082-653-6599, roygordon@telkomsa.net

 

Thursday June 6

PA Art Club – DVD at Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park. Starts at 9.30am.

 

Saturday June 8

Lions Golf Day – At the Alexandria Golf Club. American Scramble. R150 per player, includes Boerie roll. Tee-off form 8am onwards. Lots of prizes and Lucky Draw. Refreshments available throughout the day. To book a four-ball contact Landi on (046)         653-0207.

 

Thursday June 13

Port Alfred Scrapbook Club – 2pm to 5pm – Presbyterian Church Port Alfred. All welcome. Contact Cheryl (046) 624-2733 / 083-556-7562.

 

Thursday June 20

Friends with Compassion – caring for those who are mourning a loved one. Presbyterian Church Port Alfred, at 3.30pm. All welcome – Join us for a cup of tea and a chat. Contact Cheryl (046) 624-2733 / 083-556-7562.

 

Tuesday June 25

Rotary Club of Kenton-on-Sea annual new President’s Induction Dinner. Venue to be confirmed.

 

Thursday June 27

U3A meeting – 9.30 for 10am – Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park. Peter Viner (Port Alfred’s own Inspector Morse) tells us more of his career with the police in the UK.

Port Alfred Scrapbook Club – 2pm to 5pm – Presbyterian Church Port Alfred. All welcome. Contact Cheryl (046) 624-2733 / 083-556-7562.