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) clubs Birdlife EC: Will be having a Saturday morning outing on 15 January at the Van Staden’s Gorge and Lady’s Slipper Mountain. Meet at 5.45am at Schultz’s in West Street, Newton Park. Target birds: Narina Trogon, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape Siskin and Protea Canary. They will be birding at the bottom of the Van Staden’s pass for forest birds, before driving up the back of the Lady’s Slipper Mountain to the microwave tower at the top where fynbos special birds occur. For more information, contact Cliff Hopkins on 082 784 3243.

AACL Charity Shop: The Animal Anti-Cruelty League is in need of donations for their Charity Shop, The Bargain Box, in 9th Avenue Shopping Centre, Walmer. Good secondhand clothing, bric-a-brac, household goods, jewellery, books and linen would be greatly appreciated. Kick off the new year by donating the forgotten goods that came out during spring cleaning to a worthy cause. All proceeds go towards caring for animals in the northern areas. For more information, contact 041 581 2852.

EP Bonsai Society: Will have their first monthly meeting of the year on 14 January at 2pm at the Sherwood Garden Centre, Walker Drive. Bring trees for a “hands on workshop”. Non-members very welcome for a donation of R10. There are groups for Beginners, Intermediates and Senior Growers. Free advice on problem trees will be available. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Jenny on 083 999 1058.

Animal Welfare Society (PE): Is in need of your support. Please consider donating any unwanted/unused quality household goods, clothing, shoes, boots, books and bric-a-brac and furniture at its Wagtails Charity Shops in Walmer and Newton Park. Collection can be arranged for large items. Make someone else’s year by donating your spring clean cast-offs to a worthy cause.Proceeds go towards caring for homeless animals at the AWS Shelter. For more information, contact 060 518 0149.

BNI Success: Meets every Wednesday from 7.15am to 9am at Conyngham Coffee Shop in Conyngham Road. BNI is a business and professional networking organization which allows one representative from each profession to join. The sole purpose of the group is to give its members more business by quality referrals. For bookings and more information, contact Robert Lourens on 083 697 1800.

)support groups CANSA: The CANSA PE Care Centre has Daily Cancer Screening which includes individual counselling sessions. To make an appointment or become a volunteer, contact 041 3735 157.

)general Boot Sale: Christ Church in Kamma Park/Lorraine will have their first monthly Car Boot Sale on 14 January from 8am to 11am at 44 Longway Avenue in Lorraine. All buyers and sellers are welcome. For more information, contact Cathy on 072 933 4450.

Bluewater Bay 15km Road Race: The N2 City Bluewater Bay 15km Fun Run will take place on 14 January at the N2 City Complex at 6.30am. Medals will be awarded to all participants who finish the race. There will also be a lucky draw and the chance to win Bluewater Bay Superspar Gift Vouchers and three pairs of running shoes. For more information, contact Colin Parkins on 083 651 3836.

Fedhealth XTERRA: South Africa’s premier off-road triathlon is returning to Nelson Mandela Bay from 10 to 12 February 2017 at Kings Beach. The only XTERRA SA event to feature an ocean swim, the Fedhealth XTERRA Nelson Mandela Bay takes the form of an Urban XTERRA and has a ‘City Feel’ to it. Port Elizabeth offers beautiful trails in the heart of the city. These trails are utilised for the XTERRA bike and run courses. Trail runners not yet ready for the full challenge of the XTERRA, can join in on the fun be taking part in the XTERRA Trail Run which features the 6km and 12km trail run routes of the Fedhealth XTERRA. Fedhealth members will be pleased to hear that they can enter free of charge by typing in their Fedhealth membership number when entering on line. For more info or to enter for the Fedhealth XTERRA triathlon, go to www.stillwatersports.com

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