What's on in Knysna...
Springbok Rally in Oudtshoorn from 29 September to 1 October at De Hoek Mountain Resort, organised by Nomads. Food and camping and trade stalls, lots of prizes for young and old, great music and entertainment, cheap cash bar, concourse and games, big screen also available. For the adventure riders, a trip into Die Hel for lunch on Saturday arranged by Kevin van Blerk. Info: Nomads on 082 559 7729, www.nomads.org.za or Facebook/Springbok Rally.
Gordi Brown and his Big Time harmonica will be blowin’ the blues at Belvidere Manor hotel, Knysna on Tuesday 3 October, 19:00 to 20:15. Tickets R120 available from The Hearing & Health Centre, Upper Floor, Knysna Mall 044382-1168. All profits to National Sea Rescue Institute, Knysna. Gordi delivers the blues in the tradition of the Chicago masters, adding West Coast swing and jazz.
An exhibition of paintings will take place at Knysna Mall from 4 to 6 October. Grab this opportunity to see and purchase some of the best original artworks at very reasonable prices. Expect works by Peter Barrett, Lynn Schaefer, Margie Bolt, Barbie Lawson and Sally Bekker, among others. Local artists who would like to be part of this show can email Owen Roberts on email@example.com.
Gardening @ Leisure
On Friday 6 October we will be visiting three gardens, all within half-a-kilometre on Leisure Isle. Time: 10:00. Venue: 26 Steenbok Crescent, Leisure Isle. Parking is very limited, please either park in Kensington Gardens or on the front near Bollard Bay. Please wear comfortable shoes. Tea will be served. Remember to bring a mug for your tea and money for the raffle. Members and their guests are welcome with a small charge of R20 for guests.
Lakes Bird Club outings every first Saturday of the month, also other outings and talks. Info: Pat 044 382 0638 / Steve 082 785 6152 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Motorcycle Room museum, Thesen Isle, Knysna (daily). Info: 082 414 5167 or www.themotorcycleroom.co.za
San Ambrosio Church museum in the Gouna Forest, Knysna (daily). Info: 044 382 9762 or email@example.com
Forest Legend Museum & Café, Diepwalle, Knysna (daily). Info: 044 382 9762
Millwood House museum, Knysna (MonSat). Info: 044 302 6320
Holy Trinity church, Belvidere, Knysna (daily). Info: 044 382 1293
Time in nature
Steenbok Nature Reserve, Leisure Isle, Knysna (all year). Dog friendly. Info: Knysna Tourism 044 382 5510
Rotarians get together
The Rotary Club of Knysna meets at the Knysna Yacht Club every Tuesday from 12:30 onwards for the lunch meeting from 13:00 to 14:00. All visiting Rotarians are welcome as well as potential new members.
The Knysna Embroidery Guild meets every first Wednesday of the month at 09:30 at the Knysna Bowling Club in Rawson Street. Visitors welcome, R20. Info: Berry 082 216 9666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Network in Knysna
Knysna Networking meet and share business ideas and support our members every second Wednesday. For more information contact Gudrun on 072 699 4174.
Park it at the market
Sedgefield: Wild Oats Community farmers’ market every Saturday morning (an awardwinning market with over 60 stalls of the finest local farm produce, home bakes, plants and flowers, outdoor breakfast and live music), Scarab Craft Village and Mosaic Market, all in close proximity along the N2.
Plettenberg Bay: Harkerville Market every Saturday morning offers food, art and craft and more, on the N2 midway between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.
It’s a Sunday thing
Liven up your Sunday by taking a leisurely drive to a popular Plett landmark, The Heath, and support locals who exhibit their handcrafted products and other goods, amid a festive atmosphere and live entertainment - 09:00 to 15:00. You’ll still have time for your afternoon nap!
* For a comprehensive listing of what to enjoy in the Greater Knysna area, from sport and entertainment, nature walks and cycling, places to stay and dining, to arts and culture, go to the Knysna Tourism website on www.visitknysna. co.za/things-to-do.
* Send detailed notices of your events, from meetings and fundraisers to regular gettogethers, to email@example.com. This must reach us by 15:00 on a Monday.