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Our diary entries are open for January, February and March. 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 January 23

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

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 January 25

Diaz Cross Bird Club outing: Our birding outing will be to Waters Meeting Nature Reserve. An entry fee applies. We will meet at Robbies at 6am and Heritage Mall at 6.30am. Visitors welcome R10 to DCBC. Bring a picnic brunch. For more details contact Tim Cockbain (046) 624-8483.


Thursday January 30

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


Saturday February 1

Christian Men’s Association breakfast – 7 for 7.30am – Tash’s Craft Bar. Speaker: Difford Keeton of Keeton’s Funeral Services will share his testimony. All welcome. Cost R45 (students and pastors R20).


Friday February 7

300 Club at the Port Alfred Country Club – draw at 6.30pm. Contact Foxy for tickets (046) 624-3537.


Monday February 10

Healing Horses – Journey to inclusion. International disability activist Chaeli Mycroft will speak at the Royal Port Alfred Golf Club. Starts at 6.30pm. Tickets are priced at R150 each. Contact Jann Webb on 078-346-5412 for more information.

Port Alfred Tennis Club AGM, at 6pm.


Thursday February 13

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

Sunshine Coast Hospice Quiz Night – 6.30pm – Royal Port Alfred Golf Club. R100 per person (teams of four), includes a light meal. Cash bar. RSVP by February 10 to 083-799-1105 or angela@hospice.port-alfred.co.za


Thursday February 20 

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 February 20

Lower Albany Historical Society – 9.30 for 10am – Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park. Speaker to be confirmed. All welcome. Contact Avonne 083-473-6823.


Thursday February 27

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

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


Friday February 28

Geoff Palmer Honorary Auction – Atthe Ploughmans Pub in Bathurst. Fundraiser fr the Bathurst Agricultural Museum. Please call Michelle on 084-580-1826 for donations or additional enquiries.


Saturday March 7 to Saturday March 14

2020 Kowie Toyota Pineapple Cricket Tournament