What's On in Knysma...
Gill Marcus speaks
On Thursday 27 September the Knysna U3A will be privileged to have former Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus speak about the challenges facing democracy globally and domestically, and Knysna Initiative for Learning and Teaching’s work with the educational system in Knysna. The meeting is held in the Brenton community hall, with members paying R5 (if wearing their names!) and visitors R10. Doors open 09:00 for tea, coffee and biscuits, with the meeting promptly at 10:00. More info: Emil Moller 044 382 0568
On Friday 5 October, speaker Stella Sohn will talk on rebuilding a home and garden after the June 2017 fires, at Narnia Guesthouse, Estuary Heights in Knysna, which is also her home. The entrance to Estuary Heights is opposite Knysna Montessori School, off Welbedacht Road. Take a chair, mug for refreshments and money for the raffle. Visitors welcome at R20.
Male voices come together
For the first time ever, the George Male Choir is the hosting choir of this year’s third National Male Choir Festival, on Saturday 13 October in the George Moedergemeente, when male choirs from across South Africa will be celebrating the theme “Heritage” in George. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor or donor to the festival are welcome to contact festival coordinator Adriaan Louw on 076 883 6678 or email@example.com.
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
Help with the control of alien vegetation and learn more about our local indigenous plants at Pledge Nature Reserve every Wednesday from 09:30 to 10:30. More info: 082 773 4118.
Concordia free pet clinic
Every first Wednesday outside the Concordia library from 09:00 to noon. Free inoculations for dogs and cats, by Knysna Veterinary Clinic and Emzini Tours. We try to give collars to the dogs, give some pet education to everyone there, sign up as many for sterilisation at KAWS as possible, then all the dogs get dewormed, inoculated, checked for
To Russel and Kim of JB Furniture for literally going the extra mile to bring a hands-on learning experience to the young children at Stepping Stones Primary; we really appreciated the lengths you went to.
Thank you Knysna Log Inn and the Knysna Mall for your ongoing support and the use of venue, from the Knysna CPF. fleas and mange and any other problems. Each dog receives a booklet with their information.
Bridge pairs mornings
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Make it snappy
The Knysna Photographic Society holds meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at the Belvidere Manor conference centre at 18:30. Visitors are most welcome to attend. More info: Jacqui Johnston 082 4587598 / www.knysnaphotosociety.com.
Network in Knysna
Knysna Networking, a group of dynamic individuals looking to help each other grow their business, meet twice a month on a Wednesday. Interested to join? Call Gudrun on 072 699 4174.
Time in nature
Visit Pledge Nature Reserve – 10 hectares of pure nature in the heart of Knysna. Open every day from 07:00 to 18:00. Entry off Main Road between Postnet and Steers. Dogs on leashes welcome. Ticket sales at Knysna Tourism, Polvo Coffee and Wayside Inn. For yearly/ monthly tickets, call the manager on 083 629 9201.
Steenbok Nature Reserve, Leisure Isle, Knysna (all year). Dog friendly. Info: Knysna Tourism 044 382 5510
Park it at the market
The Friday Market at Knysna Montessori School in Kanonkop Street is open from 16:00 - 20:30. The market offers supervised parking, seating and shelter, bonfires and live music, a quality craft selection, a bar and an amazing choice of locally produced food, which may be enjoyed on the premises or at home.
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.
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.
Harkerville parkrun: Start at the field opposite the Harkerville market on Saturdays, just off the N2 between Knysna and Plett (about 22km from Knysna). Please be there by 07:45.
Find it online!
For a comprehensive listing of what to enjoy in the Greater Knysna and Plettenberg Bay 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. Plett Tourism’s Daily Diary and Calendar of Events are also updated on a daily basis – visit www.plett-tourism.co.za/do/ event and www.plett-tourism.co.za/do/ daily-diary.
Also visit www.n2rs.com/knysna for a wealth of information, including a monthly diary of events as well as activities in our area.