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) religious Eckankar: The PE Satsang Society, a Chartered Affiliate of ECKANKAR, will have a discussion on The Spiritual Wisdom on Conquering Fear on 19 March at 4pm at the Life Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, 169 Fordyce Road, Walmer. For more info contact 063 202 9201.

Hi’s Place Developing Centre: Will have a prayer service for the sick on 20 March at 6pm. Every Sunday there is a service at 9am and Youth Service at 2.30pm. On 19 March at 3pm there will be a Leadership Course that is open to all. The venue is past Greenbushes at the entrance of Sovereign Foods (big green buildings). For more info contact Christo at 082 515 2294.

)clubs Birdlife EC: On 20 March a Sunday morning outing to the best local bird venue with grasslands, bush, river and saltpans - Tankatara. Target birds: Black Harrier, Secretarybird, Chestnut-banded. Meet at 6.30am at Schultz’s, West Street, Newton Park. For more info contact at 079 704 8196.

Hiking: The Voetsac Hiking Club runs both weekend hikes and day walks on a regular basis. Longer hikes are held several times a year. The day walks are held on Saturdays. The club holds a monthly social meeting on the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm at the German Club, Lorraine St, Lorraine (just off Circular Drive). Information about the current programme can be obtained from: Trevor Lloyd 041 368 3761 (all hours). For further information, visit www.voetsachikingclub.co.za.

Algoa Toastmasters (Newton Park): Master the art of public speaking in a friendly, supportive, fun environment. The Algoa Toastmasters Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. The next meeting will take place on 22 March at the Caritas Centre, West Street at 5.30pm until 8pm. For more information contact Zikona at 081 263 8332 or email alogoatm@gmail.com.

Genealogical Society of SA: The monthly meeting will take place on 21 March at 7pm at the Lolly Shtein Hall, right at the top of Villiers Road. Cheryl Vermaak will discuss her family as depicted by the Masters. All welcome. For more information contact Alan Montgomery at 084 981 8491.

EP Orchid Society: The Eastern Province Orchid Society will hold its monthly meeting on 17 March at the Newton Park Library Auditorium in Newton Park at 7pm. Christo Botes will talk about “Pests and Diseases”. Visitors wellcome. For more information contact 083 703 0458.

Dias Quilters’ Guild: Dias Quilters Guild will celebrate International Quilters Day on 19 March by holding a sewing morning making blocks for a charity quilt at the VP Primary School from 9am. The AGM is at 2pm. Contact contact Caroleann at 076 026 7046.

East Cape Calligraphers: Will be holding their monthly meeting at 1.45pm on 19 March, at the Italian Club, Harold Street in Walmer. Beginners classes available by private arrangement. For more info contact Roma at 041 379 5599 after hours.

AACL Charity Shop: Do you have anything in your home which you don’t need, you don’t use anymore or don’t wear? The Animal Anti-Cruelty League is in need of second hand goods for their Charity Shop, The Bargain Box, in 9th Avenue Shopping Centre, Main Road, Walmer. Any unwanted saleable items such as books, clothes, jewellery, crockery, linen, kitchenware, ornaments, toys etc are welcome. Donations can be collected. For more info contact 041 581 2852.

Friends of the Art Museum: The AGM will take place on 23 March at 6pm at the Art Museum in Central. Thereafter a Music and Art Trivia will take place and an introduction by local comedian Roland Gaspar. The Music and Art Trivia is R180 per table (maximum of 6 people per table). Participants will receive a free bottle of red or white wine per table and free membership to the Friends of the Art Museum. To RSVP contact 041 506 2000 or artmuseum@mandelametro.gov.za. Proposals for additional committee members are welcome, forms available on request.

)support groups Alzheimer’s Eastern Cape: Invites family members/caregivers from the greater Mount Road area to attend regular support group meetings on the last Tuesday of the month. The next meeting is on 29 March at the ACVV offices, Poplar Avenue, Steytler Township (near Mercantile Hospital) at 5pm. For more info contact Linda Swartz at 082 785 5574.

Cancer Fighters Educational Support Group: Sharing helpful information, success stories and assisting with natural, healthy, alternative treatment options. For more info contact Diane at 084 824 0807 or email cansurvivepe@gmail.com.

Retina SA: Blind and partially blind people are invited to attend drawing and pottery classses. Classes are held every Monday from 10am to 1pm by an Art Lecturer, at the Retina SA (Fighting Blindness) Resource Centre, 14 A Pickering Street, Newton Park. All welcome. For more info contact Sue or Yonela at 041 363 0164.

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