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Al­bany Vin­tage and Clas­sic Mo­tor Club Mu­seum opens on the last Saturday of each month from 9am to 12 noon at Hawkins In­dus­trial Park, Al­fred Road, Port Al­fred. Alzheimer SA East Cape Sup­port Group meets the last Thursday of each month at 3pm at Brook­shaw Home at 9 Donkin Street, Gra­ham­stown. The Sup­port Group is for fam­ily, friends and care­givers of those with Alzheimer’s Dis­ease or any form of de­men­tia. There is usu­ally a speaker fol­lowed by dis­cus­sion and tea. For more in­for­ma­tion and to get on to our mail­ing list, con­tact Dr Heather Rauch on 081-350-8079. Bathurst Farm­ers Mar­ket – Ev­ery Sunday rain or shine at Yes­ter­day To­day and To­mor­row Nursery, Kowie Road from 9am to 12.30pm. Bird­watch­ing Tours and Three Sis­ters Saunter. Book with Anne (046) 675-1976 or 083-719-4950. www.an­nes­bird­ing.co.za Bon­sai Club meets once a month on a Saturday. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact David Brewis on 076-457-3218 or e-mail david­brewis77@gmail.com 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. Builders and con­trac­tors net­work­ing on the first Thursday of ev­ery month at Diaz Coun­try Club in Bush­man’s River Mouth. Starts at 6pm. Open to builders and con­trac­tors of Bush­man’s River Mouth, Ken­ton-on-Sea, Bok­nes and Port Al­fred. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Built-it Bush­men’s River Mouth on (046) 622-3158. Duck Pond Morn­ing Mar­ket ev­ery Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9am to 2pm, be­tween Burk­sies 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. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Shirley Marais at shirley@thean­nouncer.co.za or 082-928-8671. First Port Al­fred Scout/Cub meet­ings. Ev­ery Friday at the Girl Guide Hall from 3pm to 5pm. Vis­i­tors wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Dot Fethers on (046) 624-3192. Ken­ton Gar­den Club meet­ing sec­ond Wednesday of the month at 9.30am. For more in­for­ma­tion, month at Ken­ton Bowls Club. Cash bar avail­able. Cash and other prizes. Teams of four to six. All wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Wal­ter Gris­dale on (046) 648-2440. Kleinemonde Morn­ing Mar­ket on the first Saturday of ev­ery month from 8.30 to 10am at 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. Knit and Knat­ter Crafters club at Holly House, ev­ery Wednesday at 9am. All wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Kathy on (046) 624-4452. 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 2 pm. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact 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 to 12.30pm from Tuesday to Saturday. Closed Sunday/Monday and pub­lic hol­i­days. Lower Al­bany Wood­work­ers’ Guild , meets first Tuesday of each month. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Brian Ed­wards on (046) 624-2945, or John Moss on 082-829-5484. MOTHS Call­ing all ex-ser­vice­men (“Ou Manne”) and their ladies for a get-to­gether on the first Sunday of ev­ery month at 12 noon at 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. Na­tional Sea Res­cue In­sti­tute prac­tises ev­ery Wednesday at 5pm. To join the NSRI, visit the base in per­son to un­dergo an eval­u­a­tion. 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 on 083-292-2650 or Netty on 084-584-6629. Port Al­fred Bowl­ing and Cro­quet Club in­vites you to try your hand at lawn bowls. Free coach­ing and bowls avail­able. Si­t­u­ated next to the Nico Malan Bridge. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Rod Wil­son on 082-375-2968 or (046) 624-5671. See our web­site at: www.pabcc.co.za Port Al­fred Bridge Club – Now at the Lodge on Al­bany Road (the Old Vic Hotel). Meets ev­ery Monday and Thursday at 1.15pm for 1.30pm start. Port Al­fred Community Po­lice Fo­rum meets on Port Al­fred Flo­ral Art Group (PAFAG) meets on the 3rd 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. 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, droë­wors, as well as its very pop­u­lar morn­ing break­fast. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact De­sia Holmes on 083-589-0765. Rose­hill Mall Art and Crafters Mar­ket , the first Saturday of ev­ery month, from 9am to 4pm. A true arts and crafts 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 to 7pm. For more in­for­ma­tion, please call (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. Tap danc­ing classes at Red Leaf Nursery by Belinda Prince on Mon­days and Wednesday. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Belinda on 073-251-2076. The River­side Ram­ble : a new self-guided tour (map R10 from Sun­shine Coast Tourism or Kowie His­tory Mu­seum) of his­toric Wharf 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 April 12 PA Art Club – 9am: Paint­ing at Netty Blomfield, 7 Misty Waves, Weald Ave, For­est Downs. For more in­for­ma­tion, kindly phone (046) 624-4484 or (046) 624-4564. Mem­ory Book Scrap­book Club from 2pm to 5pm at Pres­by­te­rian Church Port Al­fred. Con­tact Ch­eryl on (046) 624-2733 or 083-556-7562. Saturday April 14 Port Al­fred High Derby Day PAHS school grounds. v Vic­to­ria Park, Thursday April 19 Friends with Com­pas­sion – car­ing for those who are mourn­ing a loved one. Pres­by­te­rian Church (046) 624-2733 or 083-556-7562. Food and wine pair­ing – 7pm at Con­ti­nen­tal Restau­rant and Deli in Ken­ton-on-Sea. R250 per per­son. Book­ings es­sen­tial. Call (046) 648-1153. Hans Chris­tian An­der­sen – a music show­case by Port Al­fred High School Grade 4 to 7 pupils. Cush­ion show at 10.30am in PAHS hall. Tick­ets – R30 for adults/R10 for 12 and un­der – on sale from the PAHS of­fice. Friday April 20 Hans Chris­tian An­der­sen – a music show­case by Port Al­fred High School Grade 4-7 pupils. Evening show 7pm – PAHS hall. Tick­ets R30 for adults/R10 for 12 and un­der – on sale from the PAHS of­fice. Saturday April 21 Aro­mather­apy work­shop – 9am to 1pm. Cost is R400 for a morn­ing of learn­ing, hand­outs, tea and snacks and a blend you will make. Space is lim­ited, so please re­mem­ber to book with Cindy on 083-593-8543. PA Art Club – 10am at St James Hall. Paint­ing ab­stract fig­ures with a live model. Saturday April 21 and Sunday April 22 Or­gan, pi­ano and flute recital at St Paul's Church. Fa­ther Noël-Jean Creille, a very well-known or­gan­ist from Cal­tiz­dorp and Graaff Reinet and newly re­tired to Port Al­fred, teams up ev­ery year with an out­stand­ing young mu­si­cian Daniel Brodie, from East Lon­don. They will once again present or­gan, pi­ano and flute works on both days at 3pm. Tick­ets at R85 ob­tain­able from KNA (in­cludes tea an eats af­ter­ward in the church hall). Port Al­fred Flo­ral Art Group – 9am to 4pm at Mad­hat­ters Flower Festival with the theme “Music on the Greens” at the Royal Port Al­fred Golf Club Con­fer­ence Cen­tre. For moe in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Hen­nie de Bruin on 082-464-4606. Monday April 23 to Saturday April 28 An­nual Mad Hat­ter Tour­na­ment at the Royal Port Al­fred Golf Club. Tuesday April 24 Mad Hat­ter en­ter­tain­ment – Gino Fab­bri music and com­edy. Open to the pub­lic; 100 tick­ets will be avail­able at R100 each. Tick­ets can be bought at the Royal Port Al­fred Golf Club pro shop or call (046) 624-4796. Thursday April 26 PA Art Club – 9am: Month-end so­cial, library and DVD ex­change at St James Hall. Bring paint­ings for re­view and en­joy tea, cof­fee and snacks. U3A meet­ing – 9.30am at Don Powis Hall, Set­tlers Park. World-renowned en­to­mol­o­gist Jonathan Leem­ing will speak on world sus­tain­abil­ity. Mem­ory Book Scrap­book Club – 2pm to 5pm AT

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