Community notices

There will be something for everyone at Pinelands Presbyterian Church’s Spring Fete on Saturday November 3, at the church in 
St Stephen’s Road from 7.30am to noon. Enjoy breakfasts and teas and find hidden treasurers on the bric-a-brac, book, jewellery, and toy stalls. For more information contact Marie Iversen at 021 531 8408. 

Birding course
The Cape Bird club presents a half-day course at  Rustenburg Girls’ Junior School, Main Road, Rondebosch, on Saturday November 3, from 9am until 1pm. The course will be on bushveld birding’ led by Faansie Peacock. It will cost R100 for members and R120 for non-members, discounts for pensioners and students. Book with Judith Crosswell at 021 671 1787 after 7pm or email or visit

Bethany mini market
The Bethany Fellowship Church will have its monthly mini market at 225 Imam Haron Road, Claremont, on Saturday November 3, from 8am until 1pm. There will be a tea garden, konfyt, bric-a-brac, books, craft, jewellery, clothing, plants and more. Stalls are available at R20. For more details, call the Bethany office at 021 671 9400.

Liesbeek Community clean-up
The Friends of the Liesbeek will meet for the monthly river clean up in the parking lot in front of The Wild Fig in Obervatory, on Saturday November 3, from 8.30am until 3pm. They will be cleaning the stretch from the N2 to the River Club.We provide trash bags, but do remember to bring gloves and wear suitable shoes or boots. For more details, call Trish Swanepoel on 083 500 8101.

Flower walk
The Friends of Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area will have a morning flower walk at the Racecourse entrance on Wetton Road, on Sunday November 4, from 10am. The duration of the walk will be two hours. There is no entry fee but donations are welcome. For more details, call Sabelo at 021 700 1843.

The Conscious Living Fayre
The Conscious Living Fayre takes place at the Claremont community centre in Main Road on Sunday November 4, from 11am to 4pm. There will be a range of wellness therapies and readings, as well as goods on sale. Entry is free. For more details email or call Zaeemah on 083 861 5600.

Antique and Vintage Fair
The Kelvin Grove Antique and Vintage Fair takes place at the club in Campground Road, Newlands, on Sunday November 4, from 10am to 3pm. Entry is free. There will be antique and costume jewellery, china, glass, silver and collectables for sale. For more details, call Barbara on 083 444 0133.

Cape Horticultural Society 
The Cape Horticultural Society will host an illustrated talk, “Gardens of the USA” by Yvonne Reynolds at The Athenaeum, Boundary Terraces (next to WP Cricket Club), Campground Road on Monday November 5, at 8pm. Her talk, covering 10 gardens, will include Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Arnold Arboretum, Huntington gardens and Schreiner’s Iris gardens. No need to book. The cost is R20 for visitors. Plants and seeds will be on sale. For more details, call Glenda at 021 531 5713, or email

Talking Birds
The Cape Bird Club will host a talk at the Nassau Centre, Groote Schuur High School, Palmyra Road in Newlands, on Thursday November 8, at 8pm. Dr John Fincham will take us through five African countries, talking about birds, elephants, lions and fun. Entry for non-members is R10. For more details, contact Linda at 021 685 7368, email or visit

The Observatory Civic Association will hold its annual general meeting, on Tuesday November 13, at 6pm, at the Observatory community centre. Elections for the 2018/2019 committee will take place at the AGM. Nominations can be made until Tuesday November 6 at For more information, contact Tauriq Jenkins at 064 734 2569.