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Our diary entries are open for October, November and December. 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.


Thursday October 17

PA Art Club – 10am – Catholic Church Hall. Demo/workshop. Follow up on monoprinting by Cheryl Castle.

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 October 19

Lions will be supporting World Sight Week by providing free diabetes testing and selling “White Cane Badges” to raise funds to continue providing sight related assistance in the community. Heritage Mall at 9am.

Port Alfred Sport Shooting Club  – Sport and Hunting. Visitors with licenced firearms also welcome. Chairperson Jan 082-572-1516


Monday October 21

Port Alfred Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association AGM – 5 for 5.30pm – Royal Alfred Marina clubhouse Re-registration of existing members and registration of new members will start at 4.45pm.  Please attend and support your association.


Tuesday October 22 to Friday October 25

Diaz Cross Bird Club outing: A midweek stay at Hogsback. We will meet at (self catering) May Lodge Cottages in Hogsback on Tuesday after midday. Members to make their own bookings and travel arrangements. For more details contact Tim Cockbain (046) 624-8483.


Thursday October 24

PA Art Club – 9.30am – Painting morning at Paddy Beeby’s home at 24 Vroom Road, West Bank, Port Alfred.

U3A Port Alfred – Jo-Anne Hilliar will speak on “The smaller garden”.


Saturday October 26

Wesley Methodist Church Fete at 8.30am at the church.

Oktoberfest at the Pig and Whistle.

Port Alfred Sport Shooting Club – Open Rifle Benchrest. Visitors with licenced firearms also welcome. Chairperson Rudolph 083 633 1939.


Thursday October 31

PA Art Club – 9am – Enjoy a social time. DVD and book exchanges, tea, coffee and snacks. Bring paintings for comment.


Friday November 1

Rotary invites you to a Rocky Horror Party to celebrate Hallowe’en, at Harry B’s, Ski-boat Club, 7pm. Music, dancing, prizes for fancy dress (optional), and supper, all for R100pp. Tickets from Sotheby’s and Rotarians. Call 082-269-9909.


Saturday November 9

Settlers Park Craft Market – doors open 8.30am. Come and do your Christmas shopping. A large variety of stalls to choose from. Jewellery, glass art, baking, bottled goods, woodwork, cards, dolls clothes, toys and much more. Tea or coffee with a selection of delicious eats will be available.

Port Alfred Sport Shooting Club – Club Champs;, Chairman Jan 082 572 1516. Visitors with licensed firearms also welcome.


Saturday November 16

Port Alfred Sport Shooting Club – Sport and Hunting, Chairman Jan 082-572-1516. Visitors with licensed firearms also welcome.


Saturday November 23

Port Alfred Sport Shooting – Club Open Rifle Benchrest. Chairman Rudolph 083-633-1939. Visitors with licenced firearms also welcome.


Thursday November 28

U3A Port Alfred – Annel Kapp-Groenewald will talk on crime prevention


Saturday November 30

Port Alfred Sport Shooting Club –  Handgun Christmas Fun Shoot, Chairman Jonathan 066-298-0235. Visitors with licenced firearms also welcome.


Thursday January 23

U3A Port Alfred – John Forster will talk about “Namibia”


Thursday February 27

U3A Port Alfred AGM and Marie Pelser will talk about Michael Schumacher.