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Vrydag 27 Januarie

Strand: Die Strand Biblioteekvriende se boekverkoping vind vandag van 10:00 tot 16:00 in die biblioteeksaal asook môre (Saterdag 28 Januarie) tussen 09:00 en 12:00 plaas. ’n Groot verskeidenheid boeke asook skaars publikasies en tydskrifte, kostuumjuwele en plante sal te koop wees. Kredietkaarte word aanvaar. Bel Anna-Marie by 021 852 3277 vir skenkings of navrae.

Saturday 28 January

Somerset West: The Country Craft Market will be held at the park-like surrounds of Southey’s Vines at 186 Main Road from 09:00 to 14:00. The market serves as a mecca for locals, who love spending hours just browsing, and it has always been committed to providing the best-quality handmade arts and crafts. Visit the Country Craft Market’s Facebook page or www.countrycraftmarket for more information.

Somerset West: St Paul’s Catholic Church holds a charity book sale at its premises in Andries Pretorius Street from 09:00 to 12:00. Local bookworms can look forward to pre-loved books in excellent condition, of all genres including a variety of children’s books. Glassware, vases and pottery will also be available at bargain prices. For more information, call Carole Gambrell on 084 299 9023.

Somerset West: The Friends of the Somerset West Library holds a book sale in the library hall from 09:00 to 12:00. Avid bookworms can look forward to books at bargain prices. For more information, call the library, located on the corner of Victoria and Andries Pretorius streets, on 021 400 4820.

Sunday 29 January

Somerset West: The Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve offers interpretive walks for which a small fee is charged. The walks are conducted by experienced and knowledgeable guides Andreas Groenewald (day/night walks) and Charles Britz (bird walks). An interpretive day walk to Disa Kloof takes place today. This walk goes up the gorge, so interested individuals are implored to take a picnic with brunch or lunch and meet-up at the Visitor Centre at 08:00. Bookings are essential. For more information or to secure your spot, send an email to info@helderbergnaturereserve.co.za.

Maandag 30 Januarie

Strand: Die Christelike Afhanklikheidsdiens of Christians Against Drugs (Cad) nooi mense wat probleme met middelafhanklikheid het, na hul byeenkoms om 19:00 in die kerksaal van die NG Strand Moedergemeente, op die hoek van Birkenhead- en Faganstraat. Bel Gerrit by 073 336 3119 of Werner by 082 826 0972.

Somerset West: The South African Depression and Anxiety Group’s (Sadag) local support group for people living with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder meets every Monday, alternatively in person (at the Coronation Avenue Methodist church at 18:00) and online. Today’s meeting takes place via Google Chat. For more information and meeting dates and times, contact Rudyard on 021 855 0660 or rudyardh7@gmail.com.

Wednesday 1 February

Strand: The University of the Third Age (U3A) Helderberg meets at Strand Town Hall at 10:00. On the agenda is a presentation by Professor Leonard Suransky entitled, “Authoritarianism vs democracy in light of the war in Ukraine”. Visitors are welcome at R20. For enquiries, email Denise Fourie on delvier@mweb.co.za.

Thursday 2 February

Strand: Sencit Resthaven Old Age Home holds its annual general meeting at its premises at 1 Thomas Street at 18:30. The last audited financial statements are available for viewing at the facility.

Somerset West: The U3A Money Matters Group meets at room 45 of Urban Voice, on the corner of Sir Lowry Pass and Schapenberg roads, at 10:00. Wouter van der Merwe, CFA portfolio manager at Sasfin, will deliver a presentation titled “Quo Vadis 2023”. Members are expected to wear their 2023 membership cards and contribute R10. Non-members will have to pay R20. Refreshments will be available from 09:30. For more information, contact Danie Schoeman on 082 783 9582 or dschoeman2745@gmail.com.

Saturday 4 February

Somerset West: The Southey’s Car Boot (Southey’s Thrift & Second-hand Market) returns to Southey’s Vines at 186 Main Road from 08:30 to 14:00. With more than 1 000 stalls to browse, locals can look forward to an exciting day of bargain hunting. To book a stall, contact Hayley via WhatsApp on 076 335 5116.

Sunday 12 March

Somerset West: All Saints Rugby Football Club holds its annual golf day at the Somerset West Golf Club. Registration starts at 06:30 with tee-off scheduled for 07:30. Format: individual stableford. Entry fee: R450. For more information, call Neale Jacobs on 072 625 4604, Randall Thomas on 084 445 9918 or Rudi Sinclair on 078 178 5637.

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