Our diary entries are open for December and the New Year:
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many of this year’s events have been curtailed, postponed or cancelled. If you have an event that you would like to place in our diary, please e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax (046) 624-2293 or drop in at 29 Miles Street from 8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Please check with clubs and societies before attendance.
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 email@example.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 10am and 11am, To book, or volunteer, 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 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.
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 – 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, 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. RSVP MOTHS at 082-537-9033.
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.
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 meet every fourth Tuesday in the Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park at 2.30pm. Visitors welcome. 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.
Friday December 4 to Sunday December 6
Lion Bike Rally in Bathurst – Hundreds of keen motorcyclists are scheduled to attend the annual Lion Rally to raise money for local charities. Residents are warned there may be some noise during the event and Lions have said they will keep any noise to a minimum.
Friday December 18
Periwinkle Golf Day – 17th annual charity golf day at the Royal Port Alfred Golf Club. Shotgun start at 12.30pm. Four-ball alliance with R3,300 per four-ball. Call (046) 624-4796 for more information.
Sunday December 20
Sunshine Coast Hospice and Port Alfred Lions Golf Day – Sponsored by GBS, a Betterball Stableford competition at the Royal Port Alfred Golf Club. R200 for members and R375 for visitors. For details call (046) 624-4796.