What's on in Knysna... Arty vibes
AvoPomme October art exhibition, titled Black to Green: Expressions in Charcoal (mixed media on paper) by artist Helena (Nanna) Joubert, opens Thursday 5 October at 18:00. Venue: AvoPomme Creative Hub, Woodmill Lane. Beer, wine and snacks will be served.
An exhibition of paintings will take place at the Art CX Gallery for its first year celebration, Log-Inn Hotel in Gray Street on 12 October at 17:00. Grab this opportunity to see and purchase original artworks by Dave Croad, Ramona Butler and Sally Bekker. Join us for a drink and some snacks.
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.
Book sale in aid of animals
The annual Knysna Animal Welfare Society’s book sale will take place on Saturday 7 October in Knysna Mall outside Woolworths. Always a popular event, here you will find a huge selection of titles, both fiction and nonfiction, from our charity shop and many which have been selected especially for this sale. Make sure you get there between 09:00 and 13:00 to stock up on your summer reading material. More info: Cathie 083 291 7967.
Dan Patlansky in Plett
Dan Patlansky is back in South Africa after a successful tour to the UK, Germany and the Netherlands earlier this year. He will be performing at The Barnyard in Plettenberg Bay on Saturday 7 October at 20:00. Be sure to join Dan for an intimate performance and the possibility of hearing a surprise acoustic song from his forthcoming album, set to be released next year. Entrance: R150. Bookings: http://bit. ly/2wEwRQG
Fundraising concerts for Hospice Plett, Knysna and Sedgefield on 14 and 15 October, where renowned Richard Cock will conduct massed choirs and instrumental ensemble. Tickets R220. On Saturday 14 October in the Dutch Reformed church hall in Fichat Street, Knysna, at 16:00, doors open 15:30. Tickets at German Shop, Waterfront Drive, 044 382 0892 / Lynne 083 252 8994. On Sunday 15 October another concert, this time in Plettenberg Bay, in the Dutch Reformed church hall, 15 Marine Drive, also at 16:00, doors open 15:30. Tickets at Lady Conyngham 044 533 5178 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Barney ta Market Square 044 533 3219.
Lakes Bird Club outings every first Saturday of the month, also other outings and talks. Info: Pat 044 382 0638 / Steve 082 785 6152 / lakes.bird. email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 award-winning 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!
Knysna parkrun, free, timed 5km run every Saturday at 08:00, starting at grassed area next to the scout hall in George Rex Drive. The aim is to promote health and fitness. To register go to www.parkrun.co.za. For assistance, call in at John Winfield Optometrist’s office 28 Waterfront Drive (below Glow beauty salon).
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. This must reach us by 15:00 on a Monday.