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Our diary entries are open for March, April and May. 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 – auction mid and month-end Saturdays 10am. at 35 North Street. Viewing afternoon prior. For more information call Colin 083 521 3623 or Peter 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.

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

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 parkrun, Civic Centre. Every Saturday starting at 8am. 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.

Reach for Recovery reaches out to you. The RfR “DITTO” project offers a Breast Prosthesis Clinic every second Tuesday of the month, starting July 9 at Sunshine Coast Hospice, 1 Alfred Road, from 2pm-4pm. Any State Hospital patient who has had a mastectomy may visit the Breast Clinic for a prosthesis fitting and advice.  “DITTO” project aims to assist women to feel confident again after breast surgery by providing them with a prosthesis. For an appointment or enquiries call Cherryll on 072-260-8047.

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 are 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.

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 Tosca Spenceley (046) 624-4339.

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.

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Thursday March 19

Lower Albany Historical Society AGM – CANCELLED.

PA Art Club – 9.30am – workshop at St James hall.

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.

 

Friday March 20

Round Table – Bollywood Romance 101 Dance. Starts at 7pm at the Port Alfred High School Hall. Dress is formal. R250 for tickets, available from Round Table members.

 

Saturday March 21

Port Alfred Lions Club Golf Day at the Alexandria Golf Club. American Scramble, R150 per player (includes boerie roll at the halfway house). Tee-off from 8am. To book your 4-ball please contact Landi on (046) 653-0207. Lots of prizes. Proceeds will go to Jehovah Jireh Haven in Alexandria.

Port Alfred Floral Art Group – 2.30pm – Settlers Park Hall. Join us for a workshop: Make and decorate your Easter Bonnet. Homework: an arrangement using your spider’s web stump basket. Visitors very welcome. Contact Carol: 082-496-4928 home@taggarts.co.za

Port Alfred Rotary Club St Patrick’s Day party – 7pm – Harry B’s restaurant. Two-course meal and a Lucky Lotto. Great music and people are encouraged to dress up. R130pp.

 

Thursday March 26

U3A Port Alfred – CANCELLED.

PA Art Club – 9am – end of month meeting at Settlers Park hall. Enjoy a social time, DVD and book exchanges, tea, coffee and snacks. Bring paintings for comment.

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

 

Friday March 27

Book launch of The Dear Gage Chronicles, Suicide prevention – 6pm – Engage Art Centre, 204 Main Road, Bathurst. Please RSVP Lynn Kritzinger, lynn@ssanctuary.co.za or 073-476-5963.

 

Saturday March 28

Craft Market at the Red Apple at Bushman’s River Mouth, 9am to midday.

 

Heritage Mall Craft Market, 8am to 2pm.

 

Sunday March 29

Easter Football Tournament – Draw will take place at Magongo Stadium in Ndlovini at 2pm.

 

Saturday April 4

Rosehill Craft Market, 9am to 3pm.

 

Thursday April 9

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

 

Friday April 10 to Sunday April 19

Royal St Andrews Hotel Amanzi Challenge. Nine days of coastal fun and competition including a trail run, Marina Mile open water swim, stand-up paddling, body boarding, Jet Ski races, SA Handball, rubber ducks (inflatable boats), and an international World Surfing League event.

 

Thursday April 16

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.

 

Thursday April 23

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

U3A Port Alfred – 9.30 for 10am – Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park. Marion Whitehead on Flowers of Namaqualand.

 

Saturday April 25

Craft Market at the Red Apple at Bushman’s River Mouth, 9am to midday.

 

Heritage Mall Craft Market, 8am to 2pm.

 

Thursday May 28

U3A Port Alfred – 9.30 for 10am – Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park. Glen Craig: “Prisoners, Priests and Presidents”.

 

Saturday May 30

CSpa at the Royal St Andrews presents a free beauty talk, gifts, finger snacks, 10am. Booking essential. Contact Angelique to book your space on (046) 604-5400.

 

Thursday June 23

U3A Port Alfred – 9.30 for 10am – Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park. Cyril Gebhardt: “Keeping the lights on when Eskom’s off”.