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Al­bert Frost

Al­bert Frost li­ve at Red Bridge B­re­we­ry on F­ri­day 6 Ju­ly at 19:00. P­re­book­ed tic­kets R120 at Quic­ket, R150 at the door, if a­vai­la­ble. Mo­re in­fo: Jackie 084 587 6665 / jackie@bet­ter­li­ve.co.za.

For the past two de­ca­des the e­ner­ge­tic per­for­man­ces of SAMA a­ward-win­ning blu­es/rock guit­a­rist/sin­ger Al­bert Frost has cap­ti­va­ted au­dien­ces wor­ld­wi­de. Dub­bed the “South A­fri­can Hen­drix”, Frost deft­ly al­ter­na­tes bet­ween rhythm and le­ad, sho­w­ca­sing his ex­tra­or­di­na­ry skills on a­cou­stic and e­lec­tric guit­ars.

In 2000 Frost be­ca­me one of the first Fen­der en­dor­sees in South A­fri­ca and has been lin­ked with the brand e­ver sin­ce. He has re­cor­ded with the li­kes of Da­vid Kra­mer, Ka­ren Zoid, Blu­es Broers and ma­ny ot­her gre­at SA ar­tis­ts, and has per­for­med with e­very ma­jor ar­tist in South A­fri­ca as well as in­ter­na­ti­o­nal ar­tis­ts li­ke Ali Far­ka Touré and Fin­ley Qu­aye. He has tou­red with Sim­ple Minds and REM, and sup­por­ted the Rol­ling S­to­nes. Al­bert has per­for­med at le­gen­da­ry and ex­clu­si­ve in­ter­na­ti­o­nal mu­sic fes­ti­vals in­clu­ding I­sle of Wig­ht, Hard Rock Cal­ling and Op­piKop­pi. His thi­rd so­lo al­bum, The Wa­ke Up, which won the co­ve­ted Be­st Rock Al­bum at the 2017 SA Mu­sic A­wards.

Chris C­ha­me­le­on li­ve in Knys­na

Chris C­ha­me­le­on and Da­niel­la Dey­sel are Kat & Wolf. T­his mu­si­cal pro­ject was born from the de­si­re of both t­he­se ar­tis­ts to fly freer on the wings of their i­ma­gi­na­ti­on, with sound, i­ma­ges and cos­tu­ming in the wil­der­ness out­si­de the con­fi­nes of their es­ta­blis­hed na­mes. Of cour­se, Chris u­su­al­ly al­lows a few rand­om au­dien­ce re­que­sts of their fa­vou­ri­tes. Co­me dres­sed up in your be­st 70s out­fit and you could win Bet­ter Li­ve VIP pas­ses, me­al vou­chers and mo­re! Ca­tch Kat & Wolf at B­lend Coun­try Re­stau­rant on T­hurs­day 28 Ju­ne at 19:00 (ar­ri­ve be­fo­re the show if you would li­ke to eat). P­re­book­ed tic­kets R130 through Quic­ket, or R150 at the door, if a­vai­la­ble. In­fo: Jackie 084 587 6665 / jackie@bet­ter­li­ve.co.za.

Ca­reer Ex­po

High S­chool Ca­reer Ex­po at Knys­na Mall on 6 and 7 Ju­ly du­ring the Oys­ter Fe­s­ti­val. The exhi­bi­ti­on is de­sig­ned to pro­vi­de both p­ri­ma­ry and midd­le s­chool stu­dents with op­por­tu­ni­ties and gui­dan­ce for choo­sing a high s­chool and se­lecting their sub­jects. For the ol­der teen­a­gers, the ex­po is al­so de­sig­ned to as­sist and e­quip the youth with the ne­ces­sa­ry tools to succeed in high s­chool, ter­ti­a­ry e­du­ca­ti­on and beyond.

Fi­ne art for con­nois­seurs

Vi­sit Knys­na Fi­ne Art gal­le­ry at T­he­sen Hou­se to view works by es­ta­blis­hed and new ar­tis­ts.

To­wns­hip tou­rs

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

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.

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 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 / la­kes.bi­rd.club@gmail.com.

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 / hei­di@hi­de­a­loe­rie.co.za

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 da­vid­pren­ti­ce25@y­a­hoo.co.uk.

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.

Lei­su­re­ly strolls

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 in­fo@vi­sit­knys­na.co.za

Fo­rest Le­gend Mu­seum & Café, Diep­wal­le, Knys­na (dai­ly). In­fo: 044 382 9762

Mil­l­wood Hou­se mu­seum, Knys­na (Mon-Sat). 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

Park it at the mar­ket

The F­ri­day Mar­ket @ Knys­na Mon­tes­so­ri S­chool is clo­sed for the win­ter se­a­son, and will re­o­pen in Sep­tem­ber.

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!

Run free

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.

* Send de­tailed no­ti­ces of your e­vents, from meet­ings and fun­drai­sers to re­gu­lar get­to­get­hers, to ri­a­nas@grou­pe­di­tors.co.za. T­his must re­ach us by NOON on a Mon­day.

Mu­sic Mor­ris & Mirth

On T­hurs­day 28 Ju­ne, at the ge­ne­ral monthly meet­ing of Knys­na U3A, the B­ren­ton-on­Sea com­mu­ni­ty hall will re­ver­be­ra­te with the sound of mu­sic play­ed on me­die­val and Re­nais­san­ce string and wind in­stru­ments by Pe­ter Mun­dell and Sue Fa­w­cett, who will al­so dis­cuss the an­cient tra­di­ti­on of Mor­ris dan­cing, which re­mains a li­ving tra­di­ti­on of folk dan­ce in Eng­land and furt­her a­field. Doors o­pen at 09:00 w­hen tea, cof­fee and bis­cuits are ser­ved. Meet­ing starts 10:00. All are wel­co­me: mem­bers pay R5 and vi­si­tors R10 to­wards hall hi­re. Mo­re in­fo: Ju­dy Dixon 072 390 6667

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