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Our diary entries are open for November, December 2018 and January 2019. 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.

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 on French Street from 5pm. Contact ob Nel on 076-394-4067 for more information.

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. 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) meet 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.

Hockey Club – Practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 5pm at the Port Alfred Country Club, French Street. Contact Chris Pike on 082-350-0900 for more information.

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
A 5km run/walk. The event takes place at Port Alfred Town Hall, Causeway Road, Port Alfred. It is free, but please register before your first run. Only register with Parkrun once and bring a printed copy of your barcode.
Pigeon Club – Meet at Port Alfred Country Club, French Street, to basket birds on Thursdays from 5pm and striking out on Saturday from 5pm. Official race programme from May 31 is available. Contact Ray Schenk on 083-558-3195.

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 invite you to try your hand at lawn bowls. Free coaching and bowls available every Friday from 16:00. Next to the Nico Malan Bridge. Enquiries: Rod Wilson 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). Meet 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 Hennie de Bruin on 082-464-4606. 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 homemade delights and 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.  Only handmade items available by our local crafters. Large selection of goods.

Running and walking – Kowie Striders meet at the Port Alfred Country club, French Street. Time trials on Tuesdays from 5pm and, for track speedwork, sessions on Thursdays from 5pm. Contact Sicks Stiglingh on 071-612-7339 or Alan Robb on 082-495-6842.

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. 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.


Tuesday November 20

Blood Drive at the Girl Guide Hall from 1pm -6pm.

Wednesday November 21

Diaz Cross Bird Club: Graeme Arnott will talk on his recent birding trip to Mana Pools in Zimbabwe. To be held at the Kenton Methodist Church at 7pm for 7.30pm.

Thursday November 22

U3A meeting – Martin Neethling speaking on parkrun.

PA Sport Shooting Club AGM – 5.15pm for 6pm – Harry B’s on the Kowie.

Friday November 23

Wellness talk – 5.30 for 6pm – My Pond Hotel. In aid of the Port Alfred Soup Kitchen.  The talk will focus on how to curb worry and how to think well to stay well. Tickets cost R50 and can be booked at the MyPond Hotel.

Saturday, November 24

Port Alfred Art Club – 9.30am – Workshop painting in Catholic Hall.

Sunday, November 25

Organ recital – with Father Noël-Jean Creille at the St Paul’s Anglican Church. Starts at 3pm. Retiring donation.

Tuesday ,November 27

Port Alfred Business Forum – You are invited to a networking evening at the Halyards Hotel where keynote speaker, Michael Jackson, will speak on the subject of the road ahead for business. Starts at 5.30pm. Please RSVP by Friday November 23 to Tourism manager Sandy Birch at tourism@sunshinecoasttourism.co.za

Thursday, November 29

Port Alfred Art Club – 9am – Month-end social, library and DVD exchange. Bring paintings for review and enjoy tea, coffee and snacks. Catholic Church Hall

Friday, November 30 to Sunday, December 2

Sunshine Coast Bonsai Club – will be showing a variety of trees at the Girl Guides Hall in Port Alfred. The theme this year is the development of bonsai trees. Club members will be available to answer questions. There will be a raffle for prizes including some trees and a selection of Bonsai will be on sale. Show hours are 10am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 10am to 1pm on Sunday. Entrance is R10.


Thursday, December 13

Historic Bathurst AGM – 6pm – Historic Pig And Whistle Inn, Bathurst. Basil Mills will speak on events planned for 2020 to mark the arrival of the 1820 Settlers to this area.


Saturday, December 15

Jesse Clegg #Takeyoutheretour at Port Alfred High School, 8pm. Tickets R120, available from Computicket, Compucare and Friends of the School committee members. Credit card facilities available for bar and food.


Tuesday, December 18

Periwinkle 15th annual charity golf day at the Royal Port Alfred Golf Club. Shotgun start at 12 noon. R4,000 a fourball. Call 083-675-6804 or e-mail angelab@as-sure.co.za. Funds raised go towards community upliftment and environmental projects.


Thursday, December 20

Emahlanyeni Youth Group presents “Laugh Out Loud” – 7pm – Little Theatre on the Wharf.


Thursday, December 27

Stone Jets – 6pm – Little Theatre on the Wharf.


Saturday, December 29

Annual Duck Derby at Kiddies Beach, 9am. Tickets R50, available from PAHS pupils or the office. Great prizes!


Thursday, January 24

U3A meeting – Michael Soroczynski speaking on Madagascar.


Thursday, February 28

U3A meeting – A newcomer to Port Alfred, David Rose, will be speaking on “The escalating dichotomy between science and religion.” He is a practicing Catholic who questioned the conflict of these two.