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Tel: 043 748 2998 | Spargs Centre, Beacon Bay Open daily from 11am - 10pm


Useful info Flying squad 10111 Ambulance 10177 043 726 2225 Fire services 043 705 9000 Weather 082 162 082 233 9700 Municipality Aquarium Burst pipes Disaster Mngt Grass cutting

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NSRI Poison Info Roads Surf Rescue Traffic Water leaks

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Hospitals & Pharmacy LIFE BEACON BAY HOSPITAL. 24-h accident and emergency unit. Tel: 043 711 5100 LIFE ST DOMINIC’S HOSPITAL. 24-h trauma and emergency unit. Tel: 043 707 9000 FRERE HOSPITAL Amalinda Dr, East London. Tel: 043 709 1111. Visiting hours: 11am-12am, 3pm-4pm, 7pm-8pm. Children’s ward: 3pm-4pm. 043 709 1111 John Forbes Pharmacy. Oxford Street: 043 722 2062. Mon to Sat: 8am to 10pm. Sun and Public Holidays: 8.30am to 10pm

Art Galleries Ann Bryant Art Gallery. St Marks Road Tel 043 722 4044 9.30am to 5pm on Mon to Fri. 9.30am to noon on Sat. Admission is free CVD FRAMERS. Framing/Gallery/Supplies. 12 Jarvis Rd, Berea. 043 726 1449 The Gallery at Inkwenkwezi. Stephanie 072 238 0950. www.visualart.co.za Arts Unlimited. 6 Bell Rd, Vincent. 043 726 3355 Floradale Fine Art. Mon - Sat: 10am-3pm. Sun: 10am-1pm. Rose 078 294 7252 Marlene Neumann Fine Art Photography. 8 Kent Rd. Marlene 083 321 3391. www.marleneneumann.com Malcolm Dewey Fine Art. 60 Darlington Rd, Berea; 083 711 9888 Vincent Art Gallery. 2 Donald Rd, Vincent 043 726 4356

Shopping Centres Beacon Bay Crossing: 043 706 6800. c/o N2 and Bonza Bay Road Balfour Park Shopping Centre. 043 726 5349.8am – 8pm (Checkers only) Beacon Bay Retail Park. Bonza Bay Rd, Beacon Bay. 043 748 4660 Creative Lifestyle Emporium: 3 Frere Rd, Vincent. Organic, fashion, coffee, plants. Hemingways Mall: Cnr Western Avenue & Two Rivers Drive. 043 721 3180 Spargs Mall: Bonza Bay Rd, Beacon Bay The Floradale Centre: 043 748 2420 Vincent Park Centre. Devereux Ave, Vincent Park. 043 727 0990


Sunday Lunch

R119per person

It's a Family Affair

Offering a Carvery Buffet Feast

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Let us dazzle you with enchanting settings, exemplary service and fond memories that will last a lifetime. Envision the most spectacular wedding, and we will make it a reality in the most unforgettable way. Macleantown District, N6 National Road, East London Tel: +27 (0)43 742 9000/2/4 | email: info@mpongo.com | www.premierhotels.co.za

Luxury Day Spa Package 4 hours of pampering for only R800

Massage (60min), Hydrating Facial (60min), Hand & Foot treatment (30 min) plus a chill out session in Rasul & Floatation pool (1½ hrs) and Spa snack

Offer vaild from 1 - 31 March 2014

Tel: 043 709 5111 • info@emeraldspa.co.za • www.emeraldspa.co.za


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New look

for Jumbo Beach 2 Beach run/walk

The Jumbo Beach 2 Beach has taken on a spanking new identity and will be run on Sunday 16 March under the banner of the all new “running movement” called Born 2 Run, which emanates itself, out of the hugely successful parkruns that happen weekly at Sunrise-onSea, Kidds Beach and Nahoon point Nature Reserve. Buffalo City Metro Athletics will oversee the championship aspect. The Beach 2 Beach will consist of a flagship Half Marathon with great prize money e.g. R15 000 to the winner of both the men’s and women’s races. There is also R100, 000 on offer for a new South African Record. A 5km family event will also be run. The route constitutes two similar laps through the EL Harbour, Esplanade and it includes the historical pier. The half marathon is billed as probably the fastest in Africa, an assertion based on the fact that world records were recorded by Mathews Temane in 1987 and Elana Meyer in 1991 in East London. Not only will it be an extremely fast route it will be as beautiful a route as is to be found anywhere, a fact that too many East Londoners do not always acknowledge.

Once established it is certaintain that the event will grow into one of both national and continental stature and thereafter international recognition. The parkrun phenomenon is delivery thousands of potential new runners into organised road and trail running and as they progress they will seek specialised races. The Beach 2 Beach is therefore an ideal introduction as it will attract a spectator following and be manageable to novices. Lusapho April who hails from Uitenhage is retained by Jumbo as an ambassador to the race and is expected therefore to race it, while East London’s own Queen of the roads, Hanlie Botha, is Born 2 Run’s star performer and a driving force behind the movement. She is also ambassador to the Discovery Surfers Challenge which took place last month. The race is developmental in nature and it is an opportunity to showcase talent, the likes of Luthando Hejana who has shown fantastic resolve in his racing this year. Entries are available online and at Jumbo Head Office. Registration for all runners will be at Nahoon Laerskool from Wednesday 13th to Saturday 15th March.


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Waterslide & jumping castles for hire. Ideal for parties.

Carlos 072 376 6918, Bev 084 250 3925 bevmountfort@gmail.com

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Pet Shop

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3 month course in: Basic obedience, Companion dog training Professional dog trainer & animal behaviourist (ethologist specialising in cats & dogs) EL training dog whisperer

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Shop E, Crossways, Schafli Rd (nxt to pharmacy) 073 551 6972

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Pic by Stefan Hurter

Venue: GUILD THEATRE Date: 3rd and 4th APRIL 2014 TIME: 7.30pm Tickets can be purchased at the Guild Theatre, East London 043 - 743 0704 or at Computicket

Fifteen cardboard boxes on stage. Each filled with characters and stories. And Pieter-Dirk Uys. That`s all the visual required to make turn his latest show into an evening to be talked about long after the fact. Now in his late sixties, Pieter-Dirk Uys can vividly recall the recent history of South Africa with ease and is probably the most up to date person on current South African politics. He engages his audiences, speaking to the young, the expat, the gay and the gatvol. "An Audience with Pieter-Dirk Eish" is just that. With the choice of fifteen boxes on stage, a member of the audience

chooses a number. Out come characters and entertainment that could be either a drama, a comedy, a farce or a shocking expose. Every box holds a familiar laugh, all truly South African! Uys is on stage sharing a life that reflects the lives of so many of his audiences, memorable experiences growing up in South Africa then and now, and doing sketches of various characters and their unique stories, some of them harking back to that dark past; most of them trying to make sense of this crazy future. Only every night the show and the characters will be different. Come and enjoy the show!!


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Footwear Specialists Tel: 043 743 3375 Vincent Park Centre

The Craft Gallery (at Floradale Nursery)

Tel/Fax: 043 748 2419

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Daily disciplines for Lent (5TH March - 19TH April)

Lent is derived from the Anglo Saxon word lenctem, meaning spring. Lent is the 40 days (excluding Sundays) between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. Traditionally it has been a time of fasting commemorative of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the wilderness following his baptism. Lent also recalls the 40 days that Elijah and Moses both spent with God, as well as the 40 years that Israel spent wandering in the desert. Lent prepares the way for the greatest observance of the year, the death and resurrection of Jesus. Lent is a good time self-reflection, a time to re-examine our lives and get realigned in our relationship with God and the world around us. This year I would like to suggest that the path we travel is that of simplicity. Simplicity, contrary to the suggestion

of its name, is not a particularly simple or easy way. Life is very complex and the walk of simplicity is complicated and demanding, but the rewards are many. Simplicity is a spiritual discipline that re-orients our lives by deliberately organizing it for a purpose. It is spiritual because simplicity deals intimately with the beliefs and views that lend shape and order to our lives. Simplicity is a discipline because we have to work at it and practice it in order to apply it in our lives. Each of our paths will be unique to our situation. Simplicity touches every area of our lives as we open more of ourselves to God and the central value that directs our lives. May these 40 days of Lent be a time of refreshing and renewal as we practice these daily disciplines. (With acknowledgement to Ann Hagmann)

Day 1: Pray for someone in need. Remember them throughout the day. Day 2: Walk somewhere (fairly close), that you would normally drive to. Day 3: Read and reflect on Matthew 4:1-11 Day 4: Give a donation to a group/charity of your choosing. (Sunday 9th March) Day 5: Take 10 minutes of silence at noon. Day 6: Buy some food to give to a local homeless person/beggar. Day 7: Have an internet free day. Day 8: Declare today a no moaning day. Day 9: Read and reflect on Psalm 46 Day 10: Treat yourself. To advertise call 079 594 2267 / 043 735 2059 / admin@thewhatson.co.za

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(Sunday 16th March) Day 11: Call an old friend. Day 12: Pray for people and situations in today’s news. Day 13: Read and reflect on Psalm 139. Day 14: Pay someone a sincere compliment. Day 15: Read up about human trafficking. Day 16: Go for a walk on the beach. (Sunday 23rd March) Day 17: Forgive someone. Day 18: Do something kind for someone in secret. Day 19: Read and reflect on Psalm 103:1-18 Day 20: Spend 5 minutes in prayer at the start and the end of day. Day 21: Ask for help with something. Day 22: Tell someone what you are grateful for. (Sunday 30th March) Day 23: Use a talent you have to assist someone. Day 24: Read and reflect on Psalm 121. Day 25: Bake a cake/loaf of bread. Day 26: Make today a no shopping day. Day 27: Don’t turn on the home/car radio and TV. Day 28: Spend quality time with someone close. (Sunday 6th April) Day 29: Give 3 items of clothing to a needy organisation/ministry. Day 30: Fast from eating meat for the day. Day 31: Spend 15 minutes outside at dawn in silence and solitude. Day 32: Do something that is environmentally friendly. Day 33: Read and reflect on John 8:1-11 Day 34: Turn off your cell phone for the day. (Sunday 13th April) Day 35: Confess a sin with someone you trust. Day 36: Make today a no sugar day. Day 37: Read and reflect on Psalm 22: 1-18 Day 38: Do some reading on a Christian saint (eg St Francis, St Ignatius, St Teresa) Day 39: Pray for peace and justice in South Africa. Day 40: Which was the best discipline for you? Which was the hardest? Are there any that you would like to continue after Easter? ( Sunday 20th April – Easter) (Inspired by an article by Nadia Bolz-Weber) Courtesy Vincent Methodist Church. To advertise call 079 594 2267 / 043 735 2059 / admin@thewhatson.co.za

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SHOPPING

Faeries and Fantasies Be Creative ...

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Travel Gear Summer is NOT over yet!! Taking a break? Let us help you travel in style. Tel: 043 726 1256 Vincent Park Centre

For all your gardening needs and advice

EDEN NURSERY is on the terraces next the to dam, behind Lavender Blue Open Tues – Fri 8.30am-3pm and week-ends/public holidays 8.30am- 12.30pm.

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Stockists of the following: (New & Second hand)

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FAMILY FUN AND PARTY TIME!! Contact us: Charl @ 082 824 2932 or Lizette @ 082 449 8615 or info@dekraaladventures.com

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SERIOUS FUN

Opening Times: Monday to Friday: Schools & groups BY APPOINTMENT. Sat and Sun & Public Holidays: 10am – 4pm (Weather Permitting) Admission: Adults R25 • Children: R15 email: robyn@lindalefarm.co.za • Contact: 082 415 2791 • Lindale Farm 100 species of birds and animals/party venue with tearoom & playground Directions: Travel on N6 from circle 8km, turn left at Nahoon Valley sign

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ACCOMMODATION

Umtendwe Beach Cottages Situated between Haga-Haga & Morgan Bay

Umtendwe is a small private nature reserve with two self contained African-styled cottages. Come and experience the beauty and tranquility of the Wild Coast.

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A breath of fresh air has blown into East London in the form of new Hemingways General Manager Madeleine Roux who took up her position at the hotel in February this year. Having arrived here via Monte Casino Palazzo in Johannesburg, where she worked as deputy GM for a number of years, followed by a short stint at Sandton Garden Court as general manager, Madeleine has marvellous plans for Hemingways that involves East Londoners – not just those visiting from out of town looking for somewhere fabulous to stay. From romantic getaways to “popthe-question” dinners and even high teas, Madeleine plans to have East Londoners think Hemingways first when choosing a venue for their weekend escapes, engagements to significant others, special occasion dinners or even kiddies’ tea parties. Hemingways Hotel has just undergone a revamp – another 30 rooms were added to the 108 luxurious rooms with en-suite bathrooms on offer. There are also three executive rooms, seven suites and a presidential suite, which has a lounge area looking towards Nahoon and the Indian Ocean. Madeleine has two immediate goals “to add finesse to the hotel property and try and integrate it better with the local townsfolk”. “Local people are our biggest asset and marketing tool – if they don’t support us why would tourists?” she said, adding that “if they don’t know our product how can they support it”. To ensure locals become very familiar with the hotel, Madeleine plans on doing plenty of promotions in the forthcoming months to bring them out 42

in their numbers. “Hemingways is not just about the casino and the shopping, it’s an entertainment destination – where else in South Africa do you go to movies for R25? The buffets at our Key Largo restaurant, which also offers the high teas, are incredibly reasonable,” she says. “We will be pushing the romantic packages – where couples will be encouraged to attend a show and stay at the hotel for the night. Working at Monte Casino we saw that 80% of our hotel guests over weekends lived just 5km away,” she said. “Already we have introduced high teas on Wednesday’s – from 2.30pm to 5pm. Delicious savoury snacks and of course a stunning array of bakes are individually placed on a three-tier cake stand which serves “tea for two”. We hope, as this takes off, to offer these for kitchen teas and baby showers. Even kiddies’ birthday parties,” she said. Madeleine brings her formidable energy to the existing Hemingways team – injecting new ideas to add value to an already successful product. Having spent the first part of her career working in Indian Ocean hotels from Durban to the Comores, Seychelles and Bazaruto Island, and then the last nine years inland, Madeleine is relishing being back at the coast and life in the slower lane. “I love that I seem to have more time in the day because I’m not spending it all in my car fighting traffic! And my dogs are loving the beach walks,” she says.

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EVENTS 1-31 March. TB Awareness Month 1 March. Stutterheim Farmer’s, Craft and Art Market at Eagles Ridge, Stutterheim. Contact Melanie on 083 357 0152 for more details 1 March. Bar One Buffs Marathon and Walk 42km/21km from Macleantown at 4.30am. Contact Johan Kriel on 083 346 1492 for more details. 1 March. Mosaic workshop from 9am - 12pm at Hobby Crafts. Cost: R85pp, excludes materials. Contact Lauren on 043 727 1297 for more details. 1 March. Lloyd Cele, singer, song writer and Idols runner up 2010, in concert at The Venue@Hemingways from 8pm. Tickets available from Computicket, R100pp. Visit www.hemingways.co.za 1 March. Conscious Movement: Discover the Potential of your Body. Theme: Spinal cord and Head. Indi-Yoga practitioner Cher Strydom, Spacial Dynamics Practioner Thomas Muller and General Practioner Dr Madaleine Muller. At Driftwood Studios, Rainbow Valley from 8am to 1pm. R390pp includes mid-morning snack and materials. Mats available on request. Contact Cher on 083 325 2151 for booking and details. 1 March. Survive The Race starting and finishing at The Fig Tree, Gonubie. Registration starts 12.45pm, and race starts at 2pm. For more info contact Patrick on 082 460 2777. 1 March. Ignite Community Church presents an evening of Ball Gowns and Bow Ties at Gonuboz, 2 Riverside Rd, Gonubie from 6pm. Tickets: R250. Strictly ball gowns and bow ties. 1 March. Tydlose Country featuring Wynand, Cheree, Billy Forest, Bobby Angel & Tommy Dell at Boeretroos Theatre. Contact Lara on 072 225 7120 for bookings and information. 1 March. Family Camp Out at Arcadia School field from Saturday 2pm to Sunday 44

10am. Adults R20, kids R10. Tickets available from Arcadia Primary School. 2 March. Cricket: CSA Coca-Cola Schools T20: EP Winner (Grey) vs SWD Winner at Buffalo Park from 9am. Entry free. 2 March. Merrifield Mile at Wriggleswade Dam. Events: 1.6km swim (12.30pm), 500m MerriDash (11.30am), fun MerriWiggle (2pm) for kiddies under the age of 8. Entries available at Sportsmans Warehouse, Cycle HQ, Merrifield School and online at www. merrifield.co.za. Registration at Merrifield School on March 1, and at the dam on March 2 until 10.30am. Contact Tracey Mangold on 043 748 6094 or email info@ mpsc.co.za. A day out for the whole family with craft stores, entertainment for the kiddies, food stalls etc. 2 March. Day Walk at Nahoon Reserve. Fundraising walk for the Cansa Relay for Life. Meet at Nahoon Corner parking lot. Walkers will be guided on a circular and scenic path through the dunes and across the beach, starting and ending at Nahoon Corner. The walk will begin at 7.30am and take approximately two and a half to three hours (+-5km). Registration from 7am. A donation of R20 is kindly requested in aid of the Cansa Relay. R10 for children. Contact Brechta for any further details on 043 748 6156 or 072 225 5486. 2 March. Cricket: CSA Coca-Cola Schools T20: Eastern Cape Final vs TBA at Buffalo Park from 2pm. Entry free. 5 March. High Tea at Key Largo Restaurant from 2.30pm to 5pm. Tantalize your taste buds with the scrumptious pastries, delicacies, desserts & assortment of teas. Cost: R95pp. For more info visit hemingways.co.za 6-9 March. Cricket: Sunfoil 4 day: Chevrolet Warriors vs Sunfoil Dolphins at Buffalo Park from 10am. Entry free. 7 March. Anthony Truter featuring Larry van der Walt at Boeretroos

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EVENTS Theatre. Contact Lara on 072 225 7120 for bookings and information. 8 March. Komga Cabbage Patch. Komga Showgrounds, 35min drive from EL. This year’s event includes a 15km trial run, 15km walk, 20 km MTB cycle, 35km MTB cycle as well as a 5km run/fun run. As always there is plenty for the family to do, with a farmers market going on, kiddies entertainment, horse riding, pub, live music and big screen for the rugby. Shower and braai facilities also available. 8 March. Card making demos at Hobby Crafts from 10am. No charge. Contact Lauren on 043 727 1297 for more details. 8 March. La Leche League (Breastfeeding Support) meeting from 10am – 11.30am. Our meetings are

usually an informal discussion time led by an LLL accredited mom with the focus on mother to mother support. Expectant moms very welcome (as are children). For further details call Rensche on 078 277 7385 or Michelle on 071 386 8502, or email breastfeedingel@gmail.com. 8 March. High Tea at Areena Riverside Resort from 1pm. Proceeds go to Kings Home Charity. Tickets: R100pp. Great gifts and prizes. Contact Ilse on 082 894 1282 for more info and to book. 8 March. The East London Guild of Needleworkers meet at the Craft Gallery Functions Room from 2.30pm. The guest speaker is Sue Hummel, a most enthusiastic and experienced needlewoman. She will be sharing work by Penny Cornell whose work has been

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SATURDAY 8 MARCH 2014 5 KM STARTS AT 5PM IN SCHULTZ RD NAHOON 10 KM STARTS AT 5.15PM IN BEACH RD NAHOON

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ENTRY FEE: 5KM - R25 & 10KM - R35 TEMP NUMBERS: 10KM - R10

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exhibited at the Irma Stern Museum. Everyone welcome. 8 March. Almost New Baby & Children’s Market at Beaconhurst School Hall from 8am to 11am. R10 entrance fee. 8 March. Norman Krull Memorial Golf Day at The Fig Tree, Gonubie. Medal format, non-golfers welcome. R75 per person. Contact Belinda on 043 732 1911. Proceeds donated to Breath of Life. 8 March. Kempston Ladies Night Race 5km/10km from Oxford Striders from 5pm. Contact dillon@vmsgroup. co.za for more details. REGISTRATION ONLY AT OXFORD STRIDERS. 3-7 March 5pm - 7pm • 8 March 9am - 4.30pm. T-SHIRTS FOR 1ST 2000 ENTRIES. 8 March. Blazer’s to Ballgown’s Matric farewell Expo at Hotel Osner, Azalea Room from 10am to 4pm. Entrance Fee: R20 adults R5 children under 12. Refreshments on sale, provided by Hotel Osner. Two fashion shows one at 11.30am and another at 2pm. The aim of this event is to bring all future and present Matrics together to enable them and their family to view what is available to purchase for their matric farewells, under one roof. Fundraiser for EL Animal Welfare. Contact Gail on 084 701 7044. 8 March. The 2013 Edinburgh Tattoo will be screened towards raising funds for the 2015 Eastern Cape Highland Gathering which will be hosted in East London. MOTH Hall, from 6.30pm. R20pp. Bring & share supper. Cash bar 9 March. Buffalo City Challenge, biathle in Cambridge. Contact ssaunders@ sui.org.za for more details. 11-15 March. Stirling High School presents The Sound of Music at the Guild Theatre. Tickets available from Computicket. 12 March. High Tea at Key Largo Restaurant from 2.30pm to 5pm. Tantalize your taste buds with the scrumptious pastries, delicacies, desserts & assortment of teas. Cost: R95pp. For more info visit hemingways.co.za 46

12 March. Museum Talk: Speaker is Louanne Kirton. From 3pm at MCL Hall, East London Museum. Contact Geraldine on 043 743 0686 for more details. 12 March. Introductory Barista Course at Lavender Blue from 9am to 2pm. Cost: R750 per person. This training session is specifically designed for those who have limited experience in the coffee industry, or those who would like to learn more about the basics of professional espresso coffee. Bookings to be made by the Friday before the course. Tea and a lunch is included. Email lavenderbluemarket@telkomsa.net or phone 043 732 1782 for more info or to make a booking. 15 March. Global March for Lions. Contact Sandy at the ELSPCA on 043 745 1441 for more details. 15 March. Friends Of East London Museum And Border Historical Society Speakers Evening: Meet at the Cambridge Town Hall for an outing: to view the finer points of Cambridge. The Committee is quite concerned about the vandalism of the WW1 memorial in the area, that occurred several years ago. 15 March. Beading workshop at Hobby Crafts. Cost: R85, excludes materials. Contact Lauren on 043 727 1297 for more details. 15 March. Cansa Relay for Life at Jan Smuts Stadium. Contact Michelle Goddard on 082 359 1071 or mgoddard@ cansa.org.za 15-16 March. EL Surf Lifesaving Club will host the 2014 Eastern Cape Nippers Championships at Orient Beach. This competition serves as trials for the Eastern Cape Team and also prepares our Nippers for participation at Nipper Nationals in April 2014. The EL team will be aiming to clinch the title for the first time in 15 years. Contact Derek Breetzke on 083 299 6848. 16 March. Jumbo Beach 2 Beach 21km/5km run from Orient Theatre from 8am. Contact Bob on 082 554 4016 for more details.

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16 March. Music in the Park: Young musical talent will once again be on display at the annual Music in the Park afternoon starting at 3pm. The programme will include performances from Hudson Park Brass Band, Selborne College Military Band and the Stirling High School Jazz Band. Marimbas from Hoërskool Grens will welcome the audience and the Caledonian Pipe Band will also be performing. The Rotary Club of Arcadia organised event will take place at Berea Gardens (weather permitting). Entry is R30 for adults (R15 for residents of Berea Gardens complex) and children are free. Bring your blankets or camping chairs and your picnic basket and prepare to relax and enjoy the show. Entry is through The Valley Retirement Complex in Jarvis Rd and tickets may be purchased in advance from Lee Gold Music or at the gate. Car guards will be in attendance. Contact Rotarian Rainer Wiethoff on 083 676 2162 or 043 735 3090. 17 March. St Patrick’s Day 17 March. St Patrick’s Day Special at Xtreme Valley. Join us for our St Patricks Day Burger and Beer Combo. Get a Xtreme Sweet Chilli and Bacon Burger with a Craft Beer for only R68. Bring the family for a round of Xtreme Golf and have a meal at our restaurant. 17-22 March. National Water Week 18 March. Friends of East London Museum and Border Historical Society speaker: Mary Cole. 7.30pm at the museum. Contact mventer@ elmuseum.za.org for more details. 19 March. High Tea at Key Largo Restaurant from 2.30pm to 5pm. Scrumptious pastries, delicacies, desserts & assortment of teas. Cost: R95pp. www. hemingways.co.za 19 March. Actor David Muller is bringing More Oom Schalk Stories!, directed by Celia Musikanth, to the SADS Theatre, Stutterheim at 7pm. To book: 043 683 1212 or email colletts@eci.co.za 20 March. Actor David Muller is bringing More Oom Schalk Stories!,

directed by Celia Musikanth, to the Arts Theatre, Arcadia, at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm. Book through Lee Gold Music or call 043 735 1586. Oom Schalk is riding in to town so don’t miss him, book early. 20-22 March. East London Central Local Football Association affiliate Shiloh Football Club will be celebrating their 5th Anniversary by hosting a senior football at the North End Stadium. 21 March. Human Rights Day 21 March. Jeep Arminel Mountain Trail/Away with Fairies Trail Run in Hogsback from 9am. Contact Sharon on 082 927 3395 or sharon@summerpride.co.za 21 March. Ashby Music Academy Easter Concert in the Park. Students will be performing their pieces for friends, family and the general public. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids and fun Easter games. Time: 11am - 1pm at Berea Valley Gardens. Contact Nicola 073 078 9052 or ashbymusicacademy@gmail.com 21 March. This Is Captain Lottering Speaking. Funny Man Marc Lottering will be performing his one man show at The Venue@Hemingways from 7.30pm. Tickets available from Computicket at R95pp. For more info visit hemingways. co.za 21-22 March. East London Dance Forum presents Dance Eisteddfod at the Guild Theatre. Contact the theatre on 043 743 0704 for more information. 22 March. Yellowwood Forest monthly Farmers & Crafters fleamarket from 9am to 2pm. Contact Candice on 043 841 1598 for more details. 22 March. Pewter workshop at Hobby Crafts. Cost: R400, includes materials. Contact 043 727 1297 for more details. 23 March. SA Triathlon Champs at Orient Beach. Contact Trevor on 083 656 3291 for more details. 25 March. A Marriage for all Seasons Seminar at City Life Church, Quigney from 7pm. Marriage can, at times, feel

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like an icy cold winter, and, at times, like the joy of summer. Join Focus on the Family Africa and sought after international speaker Brad Sadler, as he inspires us on how to sustain the summer seasons of our marriages and to move out of and avoid the icy cold of winter. Brad offers sound principles to help young and old, newly married or long married couples. Tickets: R30 and available from Computicket. 26 March. Introductory Barista Course at Lavender Blue from 9am to 2pm. Cost: R750 per person. This training session is specifically designed for those who have limited experience in the coffee industry, or those who would like to learn more about the basics of professional espresso coffee. Bookings to be made by the Friday before the course. Tea and a lunch is included. Email lavenderbluemarket@telkomsa.net or phone 043 732 1782 for more info. 26 March. High Tea at Key Largo Restaurant from 2.30pm to 5pm. Tantalize your taste buds with the scrumptious pastries, delicacies, desserts & assortment of teas. Cost: R95pp. For more info visit hemingways.co.za 26 March. Come Dine With Me EL Fundraiser at Beacon Bay Crossing from 7pm. The funds raised will go towards the Good Morning Angels Jacaranda FM : Take my Hand fundraising project. It is going to be a glamorous evening, where you and your guests (or you and your friends and family) will be served a three-course meal accompanied by entertainment for the entire evening. We are also having an auction on the evening, whereby we hope to raise more funds. Please email Marietjie at vosloo. marietjie@gmail.com for any queries. 26 March. Nicholis Louw at Boeretroos Theatre. Contact Lara on 072 225 7120 for bookings. 27 March. Country Magic featuring Lance James, Barbara Ray, Clive Bruce & Jody Wayne at Boeretroos Theatre. Contact Lara on 072 225 7120 for bookings and information.

27-29 March. Cricket: CSA Provincial 3 day: Border vs KwaZulu-Natal at Buffalo Park from 10am. Entry free. 28 March. Afrikaans singer Bobby Van Jaarsveld will be in concert for the first time at The Venue@Hemingways from 8pm. Early bird special – R80 pp ONLY until 3 March from Computicket. Tickets available from Computicket at R120 pp. For more info visit hemingways. co.za. 28-29 March. Dream Designs and Gonubie Hotel Expo. Free entry. Friday 5pm to 10pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm. Contact Estelle on 072 645 0608. 29 March. Market & family fun day at Mel’s Fun Farm from 9am – 3pm. Contact Mel on 082 258 0440 for more details. 29 March. Market @ The Crossing in Beacon Bay from 9am to 2pm. Contact Candice on 043 706 6800 for more details. 29 March. Earth Hour, 8.30pm to 9.30pm. http://www.earthhour.org/ 30 March. Swopinfo.com Offroad Challenge swim/mountainbike/trail run at Yellowsands. Race briefing: 7am, race starts: 8am. Entry fees: R250 pp (individual), R200 pp (teams of 3). Contact Gavin on 082 470 6017 for more details. 30 March. Cricket: CSA Provincial T20: Border vs KwaZulu-Natal at Buffalo Park from 11am. Entry free 30 March. Mel Miller Live at The Subway, Cambridge Sports Club from 5pm. R120pp pre booked, R150 at the door, includes a magic comedy show at 5.45pm, and Quentin live from 7pm to 9pm. Free drink on arrival, snacks after the show. Limited free shooters, and cash bar. Contact 078 603 0591 for more info. 3 April. An Audience with Pieter-Dirk Eish at the Guild Theatre from 7.30pm. AN AUDIENCE WITH PIETER-DIRK EISH takes the form of audience choosing the content. 15 boxes on stage - each is numbered and they create the show by

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choices. A cross between PICK A BOX and REALITY TV! Tickets R150 and available from Computicket. See ad on p 12. 5 April. Riaad Moosa In Doctors Orders. Funny man Riaad Moosa, AKA South Africa’s Comedy Doctor will be performing his one man show “Doctors Orders” at The Venue@ Hemingways from 8pm. Tickets available from Computicket at R120pp. For more info visit hemingways.co.za. 6 April. Join Harcourts and Wild Coast 98.6FM for a charity Mountain Bike Challenge through the scenic Wild Coast Jikeleza Area of the Eastern Cape. There’s a 98.6km race for the more extreme riders, 50km and 19km races and a Kiddies dash. All races centre on the Crossways Village Centre on the Schafli Road (R102) where we will host a Farmers Market, beer tent and entertainment to keep the supporters busy. Prize money of R30 000 and spot prizes, including a mountain bike up, for grabs. The first 500 online entries will get a Caltex goody bag. The race starts at 6.30am. All proceeds to African Angels Independent School. Register online at http://www. roag.co.za/enter-an-event/mtb/harcourtswcfm-986km-mtb-challenge.aspx

ANN BRYANT MAIN GALLERY ABSA ATELIER ART COMPETITION • Works to be received at regional dropoff centres: 3 - 7 March 2014 • Exhibition opening: Thursday 20 March 2014 @ 6.30pm. Exhibition concludes Saturday 5 April 2014

COACH HOUSE: 6 – 22 March Local artist Paul Schmidt has been working as an artist for many years, and is mainly known for his wildlife paintings. A prolific worker, adept at many media, including computer imaging and cartooning, he also runs workshops at his Glengariff home. 27 March - 12 April Hannah Minkley is a young Eastern Cape based photographer who is currently completing her Masters degree at

12 April. Grade 12 Workshop: Career Guidance Workshops for High School Learners hosted by Mr Textbook, presented by Samuel Van Musschenbroek. Aimed at: learners who need guidance and direction with regard to subject choices & career planning (end of Gr 9) and career and study field choices (Gr 10 – 12). Venue: MR TEXTBOOK – 18 Chamberlain Rd, Berea from 9am to 12pm. Cost: R470 – includes own copy of “Yo Book” and refreshments. For more info and / or to book, please call: Linda on 082 077 0305 / 043 726 0559 PARKRUN: every Saturday from 8am at Kidds Beach, Nahoon Beach and Umnenga Lodge LET’S HIKE EAST LONDON: Every Saturday morning at 6am in summer (weather permitting). LAVENDER BLUE PINEAPPLE WALK (± 10km). Meet Yvonne in the Lavender Blue parking lot every Saturday morning at 6am for a lovely walk and enjoy breakfast afterwards. You will be taken on a 10km circular walk past farms and along farm roads. Take the usual goodies with and some money for a hearty breakfast afterwards. The walk is about 2 hours and a bit. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. Her work focuses predominantly on portraiture, emotive fashion, and landscape, and is mostly expressed and explored through the subtle and intricate qualities of natural sunlight. Hannah’s exhibition Sense, Sight and Space will be held at the Ann Bryant Art Gallery in East London from 27 March until 12 April 2014. The focus of the show is largely on showcasing Hannah’s personal work – the spaces, people and environments that she finds most natural, and that create a sense of belonging, place, and contentment for her. Through the production and viewing processes, the images intend to evoke an emotional response to these spaces. The environments photographed are predominantly located in and around East London, and the portraits focus on some familiar local faces, often depicting those closest to Hannah.

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WHAT TO DO / WHERE TO JOIN ANN BRYANT ART GALLERY: Upper Oxford Street. Open weekdays 9.30 am – 5.00 pm; Sat 9.30 am 12.00 pm; Tel 043 722 4044. Entry free. AQUARIUM: Esplanade. Open daily 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. Fish feeding daily 10.30 am; seal show daily at 11.30 am & 3.30 pm. Tel 043 705 2637. Adults R28, Children (3-18) R17, Pensioners R17, Schools/groups R11 per learner. CALGARY MUSEUM: 13 km from East London on Stutterheim Road. Fine collection of restored horsedrawn vehicles and a gypsy caravan. Open daily. 9 am-4 pm. R6 – Adults; R3 – Children; Tel 043 730 7244. FORT GLAMORGAN: One of a chain of protective garrisons, built in 1848/9. The Powder Magazine is now a national monument. Tel 043 731 1610. GATELY HOUSE: Bottom of Terminus Street or entrance through zoo. Home of E.L.’s first mayor – family heirlooms well preserved. Open Wed & Thurs 8am - 4.30pm. Sun 11am 4pm. Admission by donation. Tel 043 722 2141. GERMAN SETTLERS MEMORIAL: Esplanade. Commemorates the 1858/9 arrival of more than 2000 German men, women and children, who helped expand the settlement. HOODPOINT LIGHTHOUSE: Open Mon, Wed, Fri 10am - 12pm; 1pm - 3pm. R12 adults, R8 pensioners, R6 children. Reservations Tel 043 700 3056. LIBRARY: Gladstone Street. Visitors welcome. Open Monday - Thursday 9 - 6; Friday 9 - 5; Saturday 8.30 - 12.30. Tel 043 722 4991. MUSEUM: Upper Oxford Street. (Entrance and parking off Dawson Road.) Open Mon-Thurs 9.30am - 4.30 pm; Fri 9.30am - 4pm. NOTE: The Museum is closed over weekends and public holidays until further notice. Tel 043 743 0686. Adults R15; Children R5; School groups R3pp. Pensioners R10. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day. MINIATURE TRAINS: Gonubie Farmers Hall. Contact Clive Kirkland on 082 715 4422 E.L. ZOO: Open 365 days a year 9am - 5pm. Tel 043 722 1171. Colourful variety of animals, birds and reptiles in beautiful park surroundings. Refreshment kiosk. Adults R30; Children (3-18) R18; Special rates for Schools/ groups R12; Pensioners R18; Organised 1½ hour night walks (max 40 people) can be booked by phoning 043 722 1171. THE BUFFALO VOLUNTEER RIFLES REGIMENTAL HQ AND MILITARY MUSEUM. Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm. Curator: Monday – Wednesday mornings only. No entrance fee, donations welcome. Cnr Fleet Street and Buffalo Street. 043 742 0677. Curator 082 749 4545 50

LIONS CLUBS: Cambridge: 3rd Wednesday 7pm. Highgate Hotel. Tel. 043 748 2790 Gonubie: 3rd Thursday 7.30pm. Gonubie Golf Club. Mike Bridle Tel. 082 550 5283 Port Rex: 2nd Monday 7.30pm. 18 Muir St, Southernwood. Tel. 043 722 4541. East London West: 072 639 2484 PORT REX VRYBURGERS: Tel Louis Jooste 043 748 2588 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL Arcadia: Mondays 12h30 for 1pm. Comrades Bowling Club, St David’s Rd, Selborne. Beacon Bay: St Andrews Bowling and Croquet Club Glen Eagles Drive, Bunkers Hill. 6.30 pm Thursdays. Bonza Bay: Blue Lagoon Hotel, Beacon Bay. 6.30pm Mondays. East London: Fridays 12h45. Comrades Bowling Club. Tim Gane. 082 584 0483 Gately: Regent Hotel. 12h45 Tuesday. Gonubie: Weekly, on a Tuesday 18h30 for 19h00 at Gonubie Hotel. Sunrise: Berea Gardens Home.Cnr Chamberlain and Jarvis. 06h30 Mondays. Liezel 083 518 4009 ROTORACT (Ages 18-30) East London: Tel Claire 083 353 9254 Hamiltons Club, Clevedon Road. 5.30pm every 2nd Tuesday. KAFFRARIAN RIFLES ASSOC. Serving all ex-members. Tel 043 742 0677. SENIOR CITIZENS Berea Service Centre - 22 Facilities/ activities including a midday meal. Tel 043 726 5319 Meals on Wheels - Social functions, meals. Tel Dolly 043 735 2166. Senior Citizens Association Montrose, 37 St. James Rd. Tel 043 722 1416. Service Centre ACVV Eldorado Social functions, meals and health care. Tel 043 743 5295.

Beacon Bay Craft Markets, every Sat @ Spargs, 8.30am - 12.00 pm Gonubie Craft Market, Gonubie Main, 1st, 2nd & last Saturday, 8.30am - 1pm. Court Crescent Craft Market, Beach Front, every Sunday from 7.30am. Arts & Craft first & last Sunday from 7.30am to 1pm.

Regular listings will appear bi-monthly.

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