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A Big A­fri­can Jam

The A­fri­can Ex­pe­rien­ce Bush Café in Hoog­e­kraal ne­ar Ka­ra­ta­ra pre­sents A Big A­fri­can Jam from 15:00 on Sun­day 26 No­vem­ber. Well-kno­wn South A­fri­can mu­si­ci­ans S­te­ve Ne­w­man, To­ny Cox and Wen­dy Old­field, al­ong with Jon­ty Hen­dricks, will en­s­u­re a “friend­ly, o­pen and be­ne­fi­ci­al ex­plo­ra­ti­on in­to spon­ta­ne­ous mu­sic”. Tic­kets cost R50 pp. You can bring al­ong not on­ly your own li­ba­ti­ons, but your own mu­sic in­stru­ment too, or you can use tho­se pro­vi­ded. Con­tact 076 144 6633 for mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on or Google A­fri­can Ex­pe­rien­ce Bush Café for di­recti­ons.

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. Ve­nues: 25 No­vem­ber – Wood­mill La­ne; 1 De­cem­ber – Horn­lee c­li­nic.

Pop-up art gal­le­ry

The S­tan­ley Groot­boom pop-up art gal­le­ry from 1 No­vem­ber at Wood­mill cen­t­re in Knys­na. Groot­boom’s fa­mous book in­stal­la­ti­on and ot­her o­ri­gi­nal works in­clu­ding a num­ber of oil pain­tings (images of Knys­na) will be on exhi­bi­ti­on. His work has ap­pea­red on na­ti­o­nal te­le­vi­si­on and in top ma­ga­zi­nes such as Brand South A­fri­ca. His book in­stal­la­ti­on was sho­wn at, a­mong ot­hers, the Fa­da Gal­le­ry, U­ni­ver­si­ty of Jo­han­nes­burg, al­ongs­i­de the work of Wil­li­am Ken­trid­ge du­ring the In­ter­na­ti­o­nal Book­nes­ses Col­lo­qui­um.

Fi­ne art

Vi­sit Knys­na Fi­ne Art gal­le­ry at T­he­sen Hou­se 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 are on s­how.

To­wns­hip tou­rs

Ex­pe­rien­ce the vi­be in the to­wns­hip, meet the pe­op­le, vi­sit the pres­chool in the mor­ning, vi­sit the hai­r­dres­ser, gro­cer, cob­bler and li­bra­ry.

En­joy tea in a ho­me in the to­wns­hip with drum­ming and sin­ging. This tour gi­ves back to the com­mu­ni­ty. De­part dai­ly at 10:00 and 14:00. Cost: a­dults R400, c­hild­ren R150. The tour las­ts be­t­ween two to three hours. To book: 082 338 6289 or 044 382 1087 / book@e­m­zi­ni­tours.co.za

Bi­r­ding

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.club@gmail.com.

B­rid­ge pairs mor­ning

Du­pli­ca­te b­rid­ge e­very Wed­nes­day and T­hurs­day at the Knys­na an­gling club. R30 playing fee in­clu­des tea/cof­fee. All wel­co­me on a “walk in” ba­sis. Re­gis­ter by 08:45 to play by 09:00. “Sing­les” will be pai­red to play to­get­her. Play­ers can stay af­ter play w­hen Hei­di At­kin­son will ans­wer que­s­ti­ons and go o­ver any dif­fi­cult hands at no char­ge, to en­coura­ge play­ers to im­pro­ve. In­fo: Hei­di 082 776 0238 / hei­di@hi­de­a­loe­rie.co.za

Lei­su­re­ly strolls

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 in­fo@vi­sit­knys­na.co.za

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.

Em­broi­de­ry

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 da­vid­pren­ti­ce25@y­a­hoo. co.uk.

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

The F­ri­day Mar­ket @ Knys­na Mon­tes­so­ri S­chool, 16:00 to 20:00, for good food, li­ve mu­sic, li­cen­sed bar and craf­ters. Fol­low the sca­re­crows on N2 then up Wel­be­dacht La­ne. In­fo/en­qui­ries: Lie­zel 044 382 5316

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 Sa­tur­day 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!

Run f­ree

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-to­do. For P­lett, vi­sit www.plett­tou­rism.com.

* Send de­tailed no­ti­ces of your e­vents, from meet­ings and fun­drai­sers to re­gu­lar get-to­get­hers, to ri­a­nas@grou­pe­di­tors. co.za. This must re­ach us by NOON on a Mon­day.

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