New art exhibition
Knysna Arts Society presents its second exhibition for the year, consisting of 40 works by society members, which were selected by a panel of three judges. Monochromatic was the brief, and pieces were created using only one hue or a black-and-white colour scheme. Join us for a drink, a bite by DJ Toast and music! See you at the Knysna Art Gallery in the Old Goal complex this Thursday, 12 April. Doors open at 18:00. Yacht club closing cruise
The Knysna Yacht Club is holding its closing cruise on Sunday 15 April, with the Michaelides Cup 2 at 13:00; lunch from 12:00 to 14:00; sail past at 15:00; and tea, cake and prize-giving at 16:30. Floral art club
The Garden Route Floral Art Club meet every third Tuesday of the month, with the next one on 17 April at 09:00 for 09:30, St George’s Church hall, Knysna. This meeting promises to be an entertaining morning watching expert floral artist Dalene Grundlingh demonstrate in the theme “Fascination of Colour”. All visitors welcome at R30 each including a delicious tea. Enquiries: Jill Fraser 082 776 0410 Personal growth workshops
On anger, conflict and assertiveness: 17 & 18 April, 08:30 to 13:30, R300pp. Book at 044 382 5129 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dealing with stress through mindfulness: 19 April, 08:30 to 14:00, R170pp. Book at 044 382 5129 / knysna@ famsa.org.za. Historical society AGM
The Knysna Historical Society invites you to its AGM 2018 to on 17 April at 17:30 in Cearn Hall, Leisure Isle. The meeting will be followed by an illustrated talk given by Philip Caveney. Using 19th Century maps and diagrams, he will show historical places along the 1880s road built by Thomas Bain to avoid the Zitzikamma River gorges between Keurbooms and Storms River. This road opened up Plettenberg Bay and Knysna to the outside world. Members’ apologies to 044 382 5287 / email@example.com. 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 I love roses don’t you? The Knysna Rose Society accepts roses of all sizes and shapes, colours and hues in many different classes for its upcoming Rose Show at Woodmill Lane shopping centre on Friday 13 April, 07:00 to 09:30. Judging from 10:00. Viewing 11:00 until Saturday noon, when roses will be on sale. Enquiries: Carol Kennedy 083 270 1488 / 044 384 1354 / firstname.lastname@example.org Matjiesfontein revisited
On Thursday 26 April Dr Dean Allen will enthral with War, Cricket and the Empire, the sequel of his first introduction to Matjiesfontein. A fascination for the history of this remarkable Karoo town led to a PhD that was completed in 2008. All welcome at the U3A general meeting in Brenton community hall. Doors open 09:00 when tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. Members R5, visitors R10 towards hall hire. More info: Judy Dixon 072 390 6667. When legends get together
Auldfield (Wendy Oldfield and Robin Auld) @ Bloo Bistro, Memorial Square, Knysna on Friday 27 April at 21:00. R100pp. Enquiries: 082 923 1185 Artfully floral
The Garden Route Floral Art Club meet every third Tuesday of the month. Enquiries: Jill Fraser 082 776 0410 Weeding Wednesday
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. 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 / email@example.com. 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. 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. 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/thingsto-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 get-togethers, to rianas@groupeditors. co.za. This must reach us by NOON on a Monday.