What's on in Knysma...
What’s up at The Barnyard? Movie nights @ Mount Knysna
28 March, 17:30 & 19:00 and 30 March 17:30 – Molly’s Game: The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. Bookings: email@example.com
Tea & spice & all things nice
Knysna Garden Club will meet on Wednesday 28 March, 09:45 for 10:00 at the “Old Rectory” in Belvidere. Take the Belvidere turnoff past the church to St Andrews Street. A truly beautiful garden. Sanchia of Fireworx will give a talk on the use of wonderful teas and spices. Bring hats, chairs and refreshments. Visitors welcome. More information: 044 387 1966
Knysna U3A general meeting
At the general meeting on Thursday 29 March, Dr Sian Hartshorne will present “How to win the war” on skin cancers – a must for everyone who enjoys the feel of the sun on their skin. After graduating from Wits university and practising as a dermatologist in Johannesburg, she relocated to Plettenberg Bay where she has a successful practice. She is also the consultant dermatologist in Cosmetovigilance for L’Oreal SA and secretary of the SA Society of Dermatological Surgery. Doors open at Brenton community hall at 09:00 when tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. The meeting starts promptly at 10:00. Members R5, visitors R10 towards hall hire. Enquiries: Judy Dixon 072 390 6667
Gift of Possibility
Garden @ Leisure will get together on Friday 6 April at 10:00 at Frost Brothers, vintage car storage home, Uil Street, Industrial Area, Knysna. The Gift of Possibility is a garden created out of nothing in an unlikely venue – an inspiration to all. Also, a conducted tour of the Old Car Museum (not open to the public). Bring your husbands, as this is a garden club meeting they will enjoy! Visitors welcome @ R20, which includes talk and refreshments. Bring chair, mug for your tea/coffee and money for the popular raffle.
Comedian Barry Hilton’s new show “Evolver” for nonstop laughter on Saturday 7 April at the Octopus Garden Under the Sea at Scarab Village on the N2 in Sedgefield. Park opens 17:30, show starts 18:30. Tickets R120 from Sedgefield Info and Scarab Village. Bring your own picnic supper, chairs, blankets and torch. Craft beer from Sedgefield Brewery. Event will move into the Red Shed if it rains. This is a fundraiser for Masithandane.
St George’s Market & Craft Fair
Saturday, 21 April, 09:00 to 13:00. What better way to enjoy your Saturday than to spend a relaxing morning browsing this annual fair in the lovely gardens of St George’s Anglican Church, corner Main and Queen streets, Knysna. Start with breakfast or a cup of tea and cake in the Tea Garden, before browsing the large variety of stalls selling homemade goodies including preserves, curries, frozen foods, pancakes, boerewors rolls, as well as needlework, linen, white elephant and famous bookstalls. A number of local artists and crafters will also display and sell their work. More information: Karol 079 248 9414
Fine art for connoisseurs
Visit Knysna Fine Art gallery at Thesen House to view works by established and new artists.
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, with the next one on 4 April. 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 fleas and mange and any other problems. Each dog receives a booklet with their information.
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.
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 / email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Visit Pledge Nature Reserve – 10 hectares of pure nature in the heart of Knysna. Open every day from 07:00 to 19:00. 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 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 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!
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).
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.
* Send detailed notices of your events, from meetings and fundraisers to regular gettogethers, to firstname.lastname@example.org. This must reach us by NOON on a Monday.