May 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am — May 13, 2017 @ 2:00pm
Yes these enthusiastic Penguin lovers have been waddling all week!
They left Gansbaai on Monday and went to Stanford, Hermanus, Kleinmond and were at Betty’s Bay visiting their friends at Stony Point yesterday. Today they walk to Strand and then on Saturday they’ll do the last leg to Muizenberg and Simon’s Town.
Penguins could be extinct in 6 years! Just SIX!!! And essentially as a direct result of human impact.
Penguin Promises do this walk annually to raise awareness about Penguins. All you need to do is make a promise – any one of these will do (but preferably all!).
Make your promise on their website and get a certificate to remind you of your promise.
Hoot if you see them to show your support or join them on Saturday at 9am at Muizenberg’s Surfers Corner and waddle along to Boulder’s Beach.
May 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm — May 13, 2017 @ 7:00pm
It’s the second Saturday of the month which means it’s the Vermont Onrus Second Saturday Art Stroll (VOSS).
Start at the Daniel Kok Gallery in the Hemel-en-Aarde Village from 3-4pm and then head to Onrus and Vermont to visit the participating galleries from 4-6pm.
You are certain to find some hidden gems in their extraordinary collections.
May 14, 2017 Yes it’s Mother’s Day – time to treat that beloved lady in your life who will bend over backwards for you.
Make her something special that doesn’t cost a cent, make her breakfast in bed and, if you can, treat her to a special lunch.
May 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am — May 21, 2017 @ 10:00am
This is a new adventure in the Overberg. (Which I will be able to tell you more about next week!) It’s been said to be an almost Camino-type walk that will restore mind, body and soul.
A 5-day, 5-night, guided, slackpacking hike and cave-to-cave Journey from De Kelders to Phillipskop Mountain Reserve.
You will be pampered, reconnect with nature, eat glorious food and delicious wines from the region.
For more information go to www.beinspiredjourney.co.za.
May 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm — May 18, 2017 @ 9:00pm
The infamous Zapiro is visiting the Overberg next Thursday evening (18th). He presents ‘Careful this pen is loaded’ at Trails End.
This is a fundraiser for a local NPO in Grabouw, Siphila Sonke, who do fantastic work within the community. The evening promises to be highly entertaining! All proceeds go to Siphila Sonke.
You can make the most of the journey and take Trails End up on their offer of a special 20% discount to anyone staying over with them that night.
May 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm — May 21, 2017 @ 8:00pm
It’s that time of the year again, when the charming villages of Greyton and Genadendal, in the foothills of the Sonderend Mountains in the Overberg come alive with the magical sounds of classical music.
This intimate and fun festival of classical music is one of the most popular festivals in the Western Cape.
The atmosphere will be food for the soul. Wherever you go music will be permeating – busking at the market, a flash mob on Saturday morning; violin, guitar, piano, opera in the restaurants.
Take a look at the programme to see the extraordinary collection of world class musicians that will be performing.
This is the ideal opportunity for a cosy weekend away in these quaint little villages. Who knows…you may even see snow!
May 20, 2017 @ 9:30 am — May 21, 2017 @ 3:00pm
All of us are creative. If you feel you aren’t, or you’ve lost touch with your creativity, or even if you are regularly creative but need a little boost – attend this workshop!
No previous artistic experience required.
Stanford artist, Tracy Algar, gently guides you through her personal creative process over 2 days, teaching you techniques, exploring symbolism, colour as well as how to listen to your intuition and use intuitive art for self-discovery.
Contact her ASAP to see if there are any spots left.
May 27, 2017 @ 9:00 am — May 27, 2017 @ 4:00pm
National Museum day is a celebration of our rich cultural heritage and a day when all sectors of the community are invited to revisit our countries history and to enjoy a fun filled, community spirited family day at the museum.
This year’s Museum Day program runs from 9am until 4pm and will be jam packed with informative talks and workshops, entertainment for young and old, interesting stalls and exhibitions and of course it will be an ideal opportunity to get reacquainted with this important historical icon and community asset.
There is loads for kids to do from education to entertainment and will include; tractor rides, pony rides, a treasure hunt, jumping castle, face painting, milk cows, demonstrations and even kiddies yoga classes.
There’s a ‘Heritage and History’ treasure hunt for adults with prizes and vouchers for the first 50 people who successfully complete the challenge. Make sure you are there early enough to win!
There is all this and MUCH more going on to celebrate so look at the full programme to ensure you don’t miss out on something.
The new ‘Cape Trade Market Collective’ are also collaborating with the Friends of the Museum this year. This is an initiative that enables stall holders and market organizers from all over the Overberg to connect and co-ordinate their activities.
So you will be in for a treat with all their extraordinary creations for sale at the market. You can get a taste of what will be available by browsing through their online shop.
May 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am
They are always an absolute treat. In fact, I did almost all my Christmas shopping there last year. If you think disabled people are dis-abled – you will not believe how able they are. Their creations are beautiful and brilliantly made.
There will be yummy coffee, sponsored by The Beanery, to sip on while you browse the studios and garden. Crafters will be doing demonstrations in making soap / mosaic stepping stones and hypertufa pots and share info on classes if you want to learn how to make your own.
LOVE.ability craft will be for sale as always: fairylights / piggy banks /hypertufa pots / key rings / worm tea / soap and roommist.
There are credit card facilities so you may shop to your hearts content – knowing you are buying a beautiful lovingly made product that supports local!
Always a lovely social day that is child friendly with ample safe parking.
May 27, 2017 @ 9:00 am — May 27, 2017 @ 2:00pm
If you love orchids – head to Eikenhoff Orchid Nursery. They will be open to the public and many plants will be available for sale.