What's on in Knysna...
Gallery turns 20
Visit Knysna Fine Art gallery at Thesen House on Thursday 9 November, 18:00, to celebrate its two decades in the wonderful world of art. For the occasion, more than a hundred works by 80 established and new artists will be on show.
Plett open gardens
It is that time of the year again when beautiful gardens around Plettenberg Bay can be appreciated by anyone willing to part with R100 in aid of the Plett Animal Welfare Service (PAWS). Date & time: Saturday 11 November, 10:00 to 16:00. Tickets will be available at the gardens. And don’t forget to enjoy a cup of tea and cake at Ouland Royale. Watch the press for details about the gardens. Info: Marsja Hall-Green 073 645 9476 / 044 533 4578.
Test your blood sugar levels
Knysna Lions, in conjunction with registered nurses from Knysna Provincial Hospital as well as Life Hospital Knysna, will provide a free service to the public in line with World Diabetes Day on 14 November. Visit them on 11 November at parkrun, 08:00 to 11:00, and 14 November at Pick n Pay, 09:00 to 15:00. They will also provide the service on 18 and 25 November at Woodmill Lane and 1 December at Hornlee clinic.
Into the woods
The Outeniqua branch of the Dendrological Society of SA is having an outing on Sunday 12 November at 10:00 at the Kranshoek Forest Walk (1km) in Harkerville. Johan Baard from SANParks and Georg von dem Bussche will discuss the influence of the fire and drought on the indigenous forests and adjoining fynbos. Afterwards, enjoy a BYO lunch at the picnic site (bring chairs). Directions: Halfway between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay on N2, turn in at Sasol, follow signs towards Kranshoek, 7km away from N2. Bring wild cards or pay at entrance. Wear walking shoes, sunscreen and hats. Visitors R20, children free. Contact: Georg 082 415 4321.
A Pledge for nature
As part of a Wessa fundraiser for Pledge Nature Reserve in Knysna, Nanna Joubert and Pat Nurse will lead us on Saturday 18 November around the reserve, which is located in the centre of town. The fires of June virtually annihilated the reserve, but with the recent rains, regrowth has started. Join us from 10:00 to 12:00 for this occasion, but please book with Christine before 15 November at wessageorge@ isat.co.za. Participation fee of R50 pp but larger donations most welcome!
Disaster fund AGM
Notice of Knysna Disaster Fund AGM on Tuesday 28 November at 14:30 at Child Welfare, Waterfront Drive, Knysna. Info: 074 474 8368
Come to Mitchell’s Brewery for a taste of the Garden Route lifestyle, easing into your Saturday festivities with live DJs playing coastal beats in our open-air venue from 14:00 to 18:00. Original craft beer, fully licensed bar, food menu and specials available. See you all this Saturday!
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 (Mon-Sat). 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 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 get-togethers, to email@example.com. This must reach us by NOON on a Monday.