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PLEASE SEND YOUR DIARY ENTRIES TO: e-mail houzetj@talkofthetown.co.za, or message the Talk of the Town Facebook page, or drop in at 29 Miles Street, Port Alfred from 8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.


Friday December 3

Christmas Carols by Candlelight at Settlers Park, 5.30 for 6pm. The event is open only for residents and associated members and families of those. Chairs will be provided. Bring your torch and mask. Limited seats.

Ladies’ Night Market at Port Alfred High School Hall from 6pm. Ladies only. Tickets R25, includes a welcome drink. Fundraiser for PAHS, El Shaddai Christian Academy and Kowie Foundation School.


Friday December 3 and Saturday December 4

Sunshine Coast Bonsai Club annual show at the Girl Guide Hall in Port Alfred. Show hours are from 10am to 4pm Friday and Saturday. All are welcome. Demonstrations by David Brewis on Saturday.


Saturday December 4

Potjiekos competition at the Port Alfred Ski-boat Club. Teams of two people per pot. Teams must supply their own ingredients. Rice, green salad and wood will be supplied. Prizes are R1,000 for first place, R750 for second place and R250 for third place. There is also a prize for best looking potjiekos station. Spectators are welcome to purchase a plate of various potjies on the day for R60. Plating is at 4.30pm. Entries are limited. WhatsApp Alan with a picture and the name of your team on 065-611-2357.

Ladies’ Night Market at Port Alfred High School open to the public from 9am to 3pm.

Running Wild at Assegaai Trail Run/Walk– 8am to 1pm – Assegaai Trails, R343 between Kenton and Salem. Cost: 5km R50, 10km R100. All funds raised in aid of Chipembere Rhino Foundation. Entry forms available from the Kenton Tourism office. Call 072-805-0651 or (046) 648-2411 or e-mail info@kenton.co.za

Word of Truth Ministries Jingle and Mingle Christmas festival. Good food, exciting stalls, music and load of entertainment for the children. Starts at 10am.

The Bathurst Residents and Ratepayers Association (BRRA) will be holding a Village Meeting at Pike’s Post, adjacent to The Ploughman Pub, at 10.30am. This will be an opportunity to present thoughts, get feedback and to nominate representatives to the Sector Policing Forum. All residents, ratepayers and BRRA members are welcome.


Tuesday December 7

Open Day at Bushken Pre-primary, at 10am. RSVP by December 5 on 072-369-0513.


Saturday December 11

Bathurst Agricultural Society Family Fun Day – gates open at 8am. Country market, BMX course (helmets required), Old Andrean pipers, tractor rides, classic cars, play park, dog show, musical ride and barrel racing, baby show, children’s games and races, spit braai and live music from 4pm. onwards. Adults R40, students R20, under 10 years free.


Tuesday December 14

Tim Parr and Cindy Alter Double Header Legends Tour – 7pm to 10pm – Port Alfred River and Ski-boat Club.


Sunday December 19

Kenton Run for Fun. Starting at 4.30pm from the Kenton Town Hall. R50 adults, R30 children under 12. All funds raised to be donated to Child Welfare Kenton/Bushman’s.


Friday December 31

Franky and The Misfits return to the Royal St Andrews Hotel to usher in the new year. A 9-piece swing/jazz band, playing the likes of Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Michael Bublé, Dean Martin and Robbie Williams. Two ticket options available: A buffet dinner at R420 per adult and R210 per child under the age of 12 at The Paper Nautilus Restaurant, or a plated five-course fine-dining dinner at R435 per adult at The Thistle Restaurant. The dress code for The Thistle is smart casual and no children under the age of 10 are permitted. Both New Year’s Eve options include the two-hour Misfits extravaganza and a glass of bubbly. Book now on: (046) 604-5400 or reservations@rsah.co.za