Talk of the Town - - Neighbourly Notes -

Al­bany Vin­tage and Clas­sic Mo­tor Club Mu­seum opens on the last Satur­day of each month – 9am-12 noon – Hawkins In­dus­trial Park, Al­fred Road, Port Al­fred. Bathurst Farm­ers Mar­ket – Ev­ery Sun­day rain or shine at Yes­ter­day To­day and To­mor­row Nurs­ery, Kowie Road from 9am-12.30pm. Birdwatching Tours and Three Sis­ters Saunter. Book with Anne (046) 675-1976 or 083-719-4950. Bon­sai Club meets once a month on a Satur­day. For more in­for­ma­tion please con­tact David Brewis on 076-457-3218. Or e-mail Bring your tools and lay­out in and en­joy the cre­ative at­mo­sphere and free cof­fee at Bcre­ative Scrap­book­ing, Shop 12, Rose­hill Mall. Avail­able week­days and Satur­days, groups wel­come. Call Ni­co­lene on (046) 624-3096 to book. Duck Pond Morn­ing Mar­ket ev­ery Wed­nes­day, Fri­day and Satur­day from 9am-2pm, be­tween Buk­sies Cof­fee Shop and Penny Farthing restau­rant. Jams, pick­les, sec­ond­hand books, cakes, quiches, sec­ond­hand cloth­ing, cro­chet knit­ting, plants. All stall­hold­ers wel­come. Con­tact Wendy 081-347-9562. FAST (Fo­rum for As­tron­omy, Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy) meets on the first Thurs­day of each month at the Port Al­fred Ski-boat Club at 2.30pm. Vis­i­tors wel­come. Please con­tact Shirley Marais at shirley@thean­nouncer.co.za or on 082-928-8671 for more in­for­ma­tion. First Port Al­fred Scout/Cub meet­ings. Ev­ery Fri­day at the Girl Guide Hall, from 3pm-5pm. Vis­i­tors wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Dot Fethers on (046) 624-3192. Ken­ton Pub Quiz – 6.30pm – first Sun­day of each month at Ken­ton Bowls Club. Cash bar avail­able. Cash and other prizes. Teams of four to six. All wel­come. En­quiries: Wal­ter Gris­dale (046) 648-2440. Kleinemonde Morn­ing Mar­ket on the first Satur­day of ev­ery month, from 8.30 to 10am. Kleinemonde Com­mu­nity Hall. En­joy break­fast and browse the stalls sell­ing whole­some farm chick­ens and home pro­duce, in­clud­ing qual­ity meats, veg­eta­bles, pan­cakes, frozen meals, quiches, bread, rusks, gin­ger­bread houses, home baked cakes, doggy treats, can­dles, gifts and more. Kowie Auc­tion­eers – monthly auc­tion ev­ery last Thurs­day of the month at 35 North Street. En­tries for the auc­tion need to be in on the Tues­day be­fore the auc­tion. View­ing day prior from 2pm. For more in­for­ma­tion call Colin Ma­clach­lan 083-521-3623 or Peter Char­ter on 082-569-3478. Kowie His­tory Mu­seum, at The Old Rail­way Sta­tion, Pas­coe Cres­cent. Open 9.30am-12.30pm Tues­day-Satur­day. Closed Sun­day/Mon­day and pub­lic hol­i­days. Lower Al­bany His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety meets third Thurs­day of the month – some meet­ings in Don Powis Hall, Set­tlers Park, oth­ers, out­side trips. Call Suzette on 083-581-5777 for de­tails. Lower Al­bany Wood­work­ers’ Guild, meets first Tues­day of each month. Call Brian Ed­wards on (046) 624-2945, or John Moss on 082-829-5484 for more in­for­ma­tion. Mem­ory Book Scrap­book Club meets twice a month on a Thurs­day af­ter­noon. All wel­come. Con­tact Ch­eryl (046) 624-2733 / 083-556-7562. MOTHS – Old sol­diers never die – Call­ing all ex-ser­vice­men “Ou Manne” and their ladies for a get-to­gether on the first Sun­day of ev­ery month at 12 noon and the MOTH Hall (be­hind the Ski-boat Club) for a light lunch and some mem­o­ries. RSVP MOTHS at 082-537-9033 or 084-983-8550 for cater­ing pur­poses. Na­tional Sea Res­cue In­sti­tute prac­tices ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 5pm. To join the NSRI visit the base in per­son to un­dergo an eval­u­a­tion. Night Scrap­book­ing classes ev­ery fort­night at BCre­ative Scrap­book­ing Sup­plies at Shop 12, Rose­hill Mall. Wed­nes­days from 6.30pm-10pm. Call Ni­co­lene on (046) 624-3096 to book your spot for the next class or for more in­for­ma­tion. Satur­day morn­ing and week­day scrap­book­ing classes also avail­able. Book­ings are re­quired. Port Al­fred Art Club wel­comes new mem­bers, both ex­pe­ri­enced or want­ing to learn. We meet weekly of­fer­ing a monthly DVD from lead­ing artists, giv­ing ex­cel­lent tips and guid­ance on how to draw and paint. Con­tact Jenny (083-292-2650) or Netty (084-584-6629). Port Al­fred Bowl­ing and Cro­quet Club in­vites you to try your hand at lawn bowls. Free coach­ing and bowls avail­able ev­ery Fri­day from 4pm. Sit­u­ated next to the Nico Malan Bridge. En­quiries: Rod Wil­son at: 082-375-2968 or (046) 624-5671. Other times can be ar­ranged by ap­point­ment. See our web­site at: Port Al­fred Bridge Club – Now at the Lodge on Al­bany Road (the Old Vic Ho­tel). Meets ev­ery Mon­day and Thurs­day – 1.15pm for 1.30pm start. Port Al­fred Com­mu­nity Po­lice Fo­rum meets on the third Tues­day of each month at the Port Al­fred Po­lice Sta­tion at 2.30pm. Port Al­fred Flo­ral Art Group (PAFAG) meets on the third Satur­day of the month at Set­tlers Park hall at 2.30pm. For more in­for­ma­tion please phone 082-464-4606 (Hen­nie de Bruin). All wel­come. Probus Club of the Kowie meets on the sec­ond Tues­day of each month at 10am at the Port Al­fred River and Ski-boat Club. Rich­mond House Mu­seum and Mu­sic Room. Pri­vate non-profit mu­seum est. 2007. The build­ing (1948) is a replica of the Cas­tle, and the dis­plays trace 175 years of own­ers and al­ter­ations. No ad­mis­sion fee, but dona­tions wel­comed. Tours by ap­point­ment only: 082-456-7437. ‘Clas­sics at the Cas­tle’ clas­si­cal/jazz con­certs check press or Rocky Ridge Farm Mar­ket opens ev­ery Satur­day and Sun­day from 9am with a va­ri­ety of home made de­lights, “egg-cel­lent” free-range eggs, honey, bil­tong, droe­wors as well as its very pop­u­lar morn­ing break­fast. Con­tact De­sia Holmes on 083-589-0765 for more in­for­ma­tion. Rose­hill Mall Art and Crafters Mar­ket, the first Satur­day of ev­ery month, from 9am-4pm. A true art and craft mar­ket. Only hand­made items avail­able by our lo­cal crafters. Large se­lec­tion of goods. Scot­tish Coun­try Danc­ing at Don Powis Hall, Set­tlers Park, ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 5.30pm-7pm. For more in­for­ma­tion please phone (046) 604-0478. Sun­shine Coast Women’s Fo­rum meets ev­ery fourth Tues­day in the Don Powis Hall, Set­tlers Park at 2.30pm. Come and join us. Vis­i­tors wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Muriel MacGre­gor on (046) 624-1963. The River­side Ram­ble: a new self-guided tour (map R10 from Sun­shine Coast Tourism or Kowie His­tory Mu­seum) of his­toric Wharf Street and Van der Riet Streets. U3A – Port Al­fred Branch meets on the fourth Thurs­day of ev­ery month at 10am at the Don Powis Hall, Set­tlers Park vil­lage. All wel­come. Thurs­day Novem­ber 2 PA Art Club – 9am – Don Powis Hall, Set­tlers Park, DVD The Wild Sea by Roy Lang (oils). FAST meet­ing – 2.30pm – Port Al­fred Ski-boat Club. Allen Lubbe will be speak­ing about the nu­clear en­ergy con­tro­versy. Book launch: Th­wala by Shaw Park res­i­dent, Eve Clay­ton, at Na­tional English Lit­er­a­ture Mon­u­ment in Gra­ham­stown, 25A Worces­ter Street. The launch will start at 5.30pm for 6pm. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Clay­ton on (046) 622-7042 Fri­day Novem­ber 3 PAHS U15 Boys and Girls Ten­nis v Westview on the PAHS courts. Satur­day Novem­ber 4 Chris­tian Men’s As­so­ci­a­tion break­fast – 7am for 7.30am – Port Al­fred Cel­e­bra­tion Cen­tre (The Old Vic). We will be join­ing in the in­ter­na­tional cel­e­bra­tion of Luther’s dec­la­ra­tion 500 years ago. Eldin Ru­dolph will present his book, presently with edi­tors in the USA, and re­mind us that sal­va­tion is by grace, not law. Sug­gested do­na­tion of R40 to cover costs. Stu­dents R20. All ages Fancy Dress Ten­nis Tour­na­ment on PAHS courts – fundraiser for resur­fac­ing pro­ject. R50 to en­ter; great prizes! E-maimar­ket­ing@ or call 084-607-6174 to en­ter. Satur­day Novem­ber 4 – Sun­day Novem­ber 5 Bathurst Art Fair: A Cre­ative Arts me­an­der through his­tor­i­cal Bathurst, from 9.30am-5pm on both days. The Lounge presents Grime­house, from 8pm on Satur­day to 2pm on Sun­day. Wed­nes­day Novem­ber 8 PAHS U13 ten­nis v Kingswood on the PAHS courts. Satur­day Novem­ber 11 Set­tlers Park Craft Mar­ket – 8.30am – Set­tlers Park Hall. A large va­ri­ety of stalls to suit ev­ery need: jew­ellery, cards, art, food, bot­tled goods, toys, wood­work, glass art, etc. An ideal time to do your Christ­mas shop­ping. Tea, cof­fee and de­li­cious eats also avail­able. Sun­day Novem­ber 12 Re­mem­brance Day Pa­rade – 2.30pm for 3pm – Moth Hall (be­hind PA Ski-boat Club. SA Le­gion wel­comes call. Please be seated by 2.50pm. Tues­day Novem­ber 14 Probus meet­ing – at the Ski-boat Club, 9.30am for 10am. Dr Billy de Klerk, Emer­i­tus Cu­ra­tor: Earth Sci­ences, Al­bany Mu­seum will; give a talk on, “An­cient Kar­roo Fos­sils Yield up their Se­crets”. Thurs­day Novem­ber 23 U3A – 10am – Don Powis Hall, Set­tlers Park. Speaker: Brian “Bugs” Wil­mot pre­sent­ing “A lit­er­ary walk­ing tour of old Cradock”. Satur­day De­cem­ber 2 St Paul’s Angli­can Church fete – starts 8.30am. Teas, cakes, break­fast rolls, deli, white ele­phant stall, sec­ond hand books, clothes, crafts. Thurs­day De­cem­ber 7 Talk of the Town / MyPond Ho­tel Quiz in sup­port of the Port Al­fred Soup Kitchen – 6.30pm for 7pm – MyPond Ho­tel. Teams of four (R100 per per­son). Snacks pro­vided, cash bar. Great prizes. Satur­day De­cem­ber 9 Methodist Church in Port Al­fred fete. “Give a hand-made gift this Christ­mas”. Satur­day De­cem­ber 23 Friends of Port Al­fred High School Duck­ling Derby at Kid­dies Beach, 9am. Tick­ets R50 each from Re­Max Kowie or any PAHS pupil. R5 000 first prize!

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