Featuring the clubs and societies in Fish Hoek, Muizenberg, Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay, St James, Kommetjie, Noordhoek, Ocean View, Masiphumelele, Glencairn and Clovelly

Historical societies

FISH HOEK VALLEY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

FISH HOEK VALLEY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION meets the 2nd Thurs each month (except Dec. & Jan.) in the Library Hall at 7.30pm for talks and slide shows. Membership R20 pa (single) or R30 pa (family). Visitors R5. Ph Fish Hoek Valley Museum 021 782 1752  or email: fhvalley.historical.secretary@gmail.com

KALK BAY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

The area between Muizenberg and Clovelly has a long and fascinating history – dating through pre-historic times, through the Dutch East India Company period, the British Colonial period and into the era of apartheid and the Group Areas Act. The Kalk Bay Historical Association was founded in 1995 and now has about 150 members. We hold four excellent talks a year on a wide variety of subjects. All talks are published in illustrated Bulletins. Membership is only R50 pp and R65 for a family. Ph Steve Herbert  021 788 5113 Email: k bfolks@yahoo.co.uk

For details of talks hosted by the Kalk Bay Historical Association in 2012-2013   see http://scenicsouth.co.za//2012/03/kalk-bay-historical-association-talks-2012-%e2%80%93-2013/

See http://scenicsouth.co.za//2011/04/kalk-bay-historical-association-talks-2011-2012/ for details of the talks hosted by the Kalk Bay Historical Association in 2011- and 2012.

MUIZENBERG HISTORICAL CONSERVATION SOCIETY

The Muizenberg Historical Society was formed in 1984 by local conservation activists to foster an understanding and appreciation of the many historical aspects of False Bay, and in particular the heritage of Muizenberg.  In 1999 the Society became a Section 21 Company, so as to provide a more formal structure to deal with fund raising, conservation restoration and the many threats through development of loss of historically significant property. A Board of Directors was appointed, and has been reappointed annually in terms of a Memorandum of Association. The Board have the sole responsibility of managing the business of the organisation, with delegating powers.

The Society’s objectives as stated in the constitution are

  • To foster and promote interest in the historical past of Southern Africa
  • To hold meetings at which historical and other lectures may be given
  • To arrange excursions and visits to sites or buildings of an historic nature
  • To support other organisations, societies and individuals that have objectives similar to those of the Society, and to support properly researched and motivated historical conservation efforts
  • To encourage and assist in the collection and preservation of information and records of historic importance, and recommend that such records be lodged with an appropriate institution.
  • To disseminate the objectives and achievements of the Society, the publication of its research and activities in its own publications as well as by other means.
  • To preserve and make appropriate use of Rhodes Cottage, Het Posthuys and the Battle of Muizenberg site, and their precincts.

The Muizenberg Historical Society is involved in various conservation processes, in conjunction with the Conservation Dept of the South Peninsula Administration of the City of Cape Town, the Civic Amenities Dept in Muizenberg and SAHRA

SIMON’S TOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

SIMON’S TOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY with over 400 members aims to preserve our cultural heritage. Well attended public lectures are held on final Wednesday of each month at 5.30pm in the Simon’s Town Museum at the cost of only R15, including refreshments. Illustrated talks on Fridays at 10am (R25) – phone Suzette Farmer, Educational Officer Simon’s Town Museum, on 021 786 3046. Walking  tours can be arranged for groups of 10  and an Annual Bulletin is published.For more details contact the chairman Boet Dommisse 021 786 1147, email  chair@simonstown.org or visit our website http://www.simonstown.org/

Service clubs

FREEMASONRY Phoenix Lodge (English Constitution)

meets 2nd Monday of the month (except December). Lodge Fish Hoek ( Scottish Constitution) meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month. Phoenix Lodge, Glencairn Heights – our hall is also available for hire. Ph Mike Boshoff 021 782 3426

THE ROTARY CLUB CAPE OF GOOD HOPE

Club meetings are held every Tuesday evening at 6-30pm for 7-00pm at the St James Retirement Hotel on the Main Road opposite the St James Railway station.

http://www.thevalley.co.za/rotary/rotary.htm or contact us via email: SecretaryRotaryCOGH@gmail.com Alternatively phone Jean Smythe on +27 84 646 0095 or Marge Upfold on +27 82 456 7453.

For info on the  club’s activities see http://scenicsouth.co.za//2011/04/rotary-club-cape-of-good-hope/

Senior Social

FISH HOEK SENIOR CENTRE

FISH HOEK SENIOR CENTRE meets at St Kiaran’s Church on Thursdays from 10am-1pm for games – cards, Rummykub and Scrabble – & tea. Speakers and entertainment once a month. Fee R8 per month. Anyone welcome. Ph Joan Ross 021 782 2189

FISH HOEK MEN’S PROBUS CLUB

FISH HOEK MEN’S PROBUS CLUB for retired or semi-retired professionals/ businessmen. We meet for a luncheon on the 1st Thursday of every month. Guest speakers are varied and visits to industrial operations and places of historical and cultural interest are organised on an on-going basis. Ph Tony Henchie 021 782 6215 or David Parry 021 789 2976

MOTHS, Fish Hoek

Monthly meetings of “Battledress Shellhole” take place on the 1st Thursday of the month at 6.30pm at the MOTH Hall, Fish Hoek. Annual Service of Remembrance in the Garden of Remembrance on Kommetjie Road at 4.30pm on the Sunday closest to 11 November. MOTH Hall available for hire. Ph Artie Elliott 021 782 1905

SAARP (SA ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS), Fish Hoek

There are many advantages to being a member and all over 50s are welcome to join. A minimal subscription is levied annually. Office hours: 9 -12 am weekdays but closed on Wednesdays and public holidays. Meetings at 9am on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Fish Hoek Civic Centre. Regular outings by bus to interesting places, social gatherings and entertainment. For details of Walks, Braais, Bingo, Scrabble, Bridge etc. and more information please contact the office: Ph 021 782 2719   61c Central Circle, Fish Hoek

UITSPANKLUB VIR SENIORS

Elke eerste Woensdag van ‘n maand braai ons saam.  Ander kere speel ons speletjies saam soos rummicub of gaan op ‘n uitstappie en vele meer.  Ons kuier elke Woensdag lekker saam en nooi enige senior burger om by ons aan te sluit. Woensdae 10:00 in die NG Kerksaal, Kommetjieweg 1, Vishoek.

UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE (U3A) FALSE BAY

UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE (U3A) FALSE BAY is open to all people of mature age who wish to exercise their minds by learning and helping others to learn through courses in the form of small study, discussion and activity groups on diverse topics. Free general meetings with talks by experts from various fields are held at 9.30 for 10.00 am on the 1st Thursday of every month at the Muizenberg Pavilion. Membership fees R30pa. Ph Peter Rickards 021 788 9469 or Fi Skennerton 021 785 4174. https://sites.google.com/site/u3afbay

FRIENDSHIP GROUP FOR WOMEN

A friendship group for women between 40 and 70 meets every second weekend in the Fish Hoek area. For more information, contact Bianca at glipannia@gmail.com, cell 083 580 6862 or 021 782 2856 after hours.

SOCIAL CHAT

For slightly older and sometimes lonely people who would like to meet new friends. Drop in for tea and a chat on Fridays at 2.30pm at the Gaslight, Muizenberg beachfront. For details ph Karin 021 788 6206

Dance Clubs

FALSE BAY WHITE HEATHER CLUB, Fish Hoek

Dances to recorded music in the Main Hall, Fish Hoek Civic Centre on the 1st Saturday of the month. Featured dances include Paul Jones, Monte Carlo and Line Dancing. Special dinners and dances to live music during the year. Annual donations to local charities. Members  R10, visitors R15. Ph Sue Lowrie  021 785 2109

FISH HOEK SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB

Every second, fourth and fifth Monday night on the month, people of all ages and abilities have the chance to enjoy an evening of Scottish Country Dancing in Fish Hoek valley at St Margaret’s Church Hall. No partner or experience is necessary. If you would like to join us for a fun evening’s dancing  contact Heather Hodgson info@scd.za.net or visit our web site for more information http://www.scd.za.net

“IN THE MOOD” DANCE CLUB, Fish Hoek

Dances are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month in the Main Hall, Fish Hoek Civic Centre. Tickets R15, visitors R20. Bookings essential. Bring your own refreshments. Ph Manie Jooste  021 786 2977

SEQUENCE DANCING CLUB, FISH HOEK

Bring your partner and join us for a great evening of dancing every Monday night at 7.30 in the Fish Hoek Civic Centre Minor Hall. Ph Irene Dunlop  021 782 2389

Drama

FISH HOEK DRAMATIC SOCIETY

FISH HOEK DRAMATIC SOCIETY is an amateur society with a professional approach. We produce plays, musicals and revues at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg. We try to have three productions per year. Watch the press for details of auditions. Ph Helen Mathers 021 785 4050 or Margie Blewett 021 788 4664

Literary

FISH HOEK WRITERS’ CIRCLE

FISH HOEK WRITERS’ CIRCLE meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7.30 pm. Join us for practice in writing skills and information about writing opportunities. All welcome. For information and details of the venue  contact Sybil A’Bear  021 782 3271

Art

ARTISTS OF THE SOUTH

ARTISTS OF THE SOUTH  are an exhibiting group of artists who organise an exhibition at the Simon’s Town Library Hall on the second weekend of every month.  We have 7 regular artists and 5 invited guest artists every month  – any money made  from commissions are used to cover running costs and the remainder are given to different charities.  So far we have made donations to sea rescue;  animal rescue; a childrens  home and eldercare in Fish Hoek.  For more information Contact Pauline Fine on 082 831 1578.

FISH HOEK ART SOCIETY

Meetings and workshops are held in the False Bay Hospital Hall. Workshops on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2pm. Bring your own materials. Paint-outs on the 3rd Tuesday morning of each month. Meetings on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7pm. New members welcome. Ph Val Parry 021 789 2976

SIMON’S BAY FINE ART

Simon’s Bay Fine Art has periodical art exhibitions and has been in existance for 2 1/2 years. We invite local artists to show their art with us. We have a charity of choice at every exhibition, most being Fish Meals on Wheels. We endeavour to keep art alive and enjoy other artists work and friendship. For more info contact Venitia  Eglington on 021 786 2300

Music

FISH HOEK FRIENDS OF MUSIC

FISH HOEK FRIENDS OF MUSIC organises 5 concerts a year – usually at Fish Hoek Civic Centre – with a wide variety of classical programmes presented by top-rate professional musicians.  Any profits go towards a bursary for local music students and other local music causes.Reasonably priced tickets can be bought individually or, for the price of only four tickets, you can subscribe annually and receive a regular newsletter and five concert vouchers which can be used by anyone for any of the concerts in the year. Phone George 021 788 5542 or Carole 021 782 2282 or email

THE CANTILENA CHORALE

THE CANTILENA CHORALE for ladies’ voices. Motets, madrigals through to present day music. No accompaniment. Choir Practice at the Fish Hoek Primary School Hall, Recreation Rd, Fish Hoek on Mondays at 7pm. Ph Elizabeth 021 785 2931

THE FISH HOEK LADIES’ CHOIR

THE FISH HOEK LADIES’ CHOIR meets every Friday at 10.00 a.m. in the Dutch Reformed Church hall, Kommetjie Road, Fish Hoek. We include a variety of songs in our yearly programmes- folk, classical and modern- to accommodate all tastes. We sing for the aged and in other concerts each year.  New voices are always welcome. Contact Beryl 021 786 3969 or Ros 021 786 5840

THE PENINSULA MALE VOICE CHOIR

The Peninsula Male Voice Choir practices in the quarry at Glencairn and, when performing, calls itself THE QUARRYMEN. Its other distinctive feature is that it is  fully representative of all the communities of the Deep South Peninsula: Fish Hoek, Masiphumele, Simon’s Town, Ocean View, Sun Valley, Clovelly and adjoining areas. We perform the traditional repertoire of male voice choirs internationally, adding the special sound of African and Afrikaans indigenous pieces. We practice on Thursday evenings, from 7.30. We welcome new members . . . whoever they are. Contact Hans: 083 222 9111 or Rory: 082 494 5559

See also http://scenicsouth.co.za//2011/08/make-your-voice-heard-for-the-rainbow-nation/

Photography

FISH HOEK PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

Meetings are held at 7.30pm every 4th Monday of the month at the Fish Hoek Methodist Church Hall in 1st Ave. Theme competitions are held every month. Membership fees are R200 per person plus a R10 per year PSAA affiliation fee. Contact Rob Tarr, Chairperson, on 082 652 2728 or Lance Bailey, secretary, on 084 298 5555

THE FAR SOUTH PENINSULA FLICKR GROUP

The Far South Peninsula Flickr Group has 17 members many of whom are enthusiastic, talented and pretty expert. We have not yet met face-to face due to insufficient input from the group administrator, myself, but I’m looking to change this. Visit our Group at http://www.flickr.com/groups/farsoup/ and please write/phone  Mike Berger on 021 786 4823 bergergm@telkomsa.net. We would love to welcome you.

Crafts

CAPE TOWN RUG HOOKING GROUP

We meet every Friday afternoon at 2pm at 8b Camilla Road, Glencairn Heights. The technique of rug hooking as used by Mielie is taught. Lessons are free. Great fun. Contact Jane McArthur via email jmcarthur@telkomsa.net or ph 082 687 3248

CAPE WOMEN’S AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION, Fish Hoek branch

CAPE WOMEN’S AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION meets 9.30am. the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Fish Hoek Civic Centre. Topics include arts & crafts, lifestyle, needlework, agriculture & horticulture, baking etc. We are involved in social outreach projects and adult education. Tea R5. All welcome. Ph Pam Needham 021 782 1427 or Annette Padoa 021 782 3907

SOUTH AFRICAN CAKE DECORATORS GUILD, Fish Hoek branch

South African Cake Decorators Guild meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 1.30pm for 2pm at the SAARP hall in Fish Hoek. We actively encourage new members. Visitors and beginners welcome. Visitors fee R10. Our members range from professionals to amateurs, men & women. Ph Hettie Jordaarn 021 782 2375 or Barbara Shenfield 021 785 4137

THE MONDAY CRAFT CLUB

Meets most Mondays at the Fish Hoek Civic Centre from 9.45 am. Visitors welcome. Contact Karen Gray-Kilfoil on 021 785 5811

THE SOUTH PENINSULA HANDCRAFT CENTRE, Fish Hoek

The South Peninsula Handcraft Centre meets every Thursday from 09:00 – 12:00 at the Civic Centre, Fish Hoek. Subscription: R70.00 per year. We invite guest speakers to give craft related talks. Beginners and advanced courses in different crafts.Try new crafty ideas at the workshops.Sell your own goods at the monthly sales table. Take out craft books from our library. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and meet wonderful friends. Ph Lynne Laver (Chairman)021 782 2179 or Annelize van Reenen (Secretary) 021 785 4991

TWO OCEANS HANDCRAFT CLUB, Fish Hoek

Meetings Thursdays 19.00-21.00 at Milkwood Pre-Primary School, Fish Hoek. Anyone interested in crafts is welcome. Ph Pat Alexander 021 785 1084

Hobbies

FISH HOEK GARDEN CLUB

FISH HOEK GARDEN CLUB meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month in the Fish Hoek Library Hall at 7 pm. Through our informative speakers learn about landscaping, waterwise gardening, indigenous planting, flower arranging & more. Our herb garden is open to the public during library hours. Our Spring Flower Show is held in September. Ph John Needham  021 782 1427

FISH HOEK DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB

Tuesday evenings 19h15 for 19h30, visitors welcome. Ph Eileen Mestern021 782 3891    Email: eileen@mestern.co.za

FISH HOEK SENIOR RUBBER BRIDGE CLUB

FISH HOEK SENIOR RUBBER BRIDGE CLUB meets on Tuesdays at 1.30 in the Anglican Church Hall, 5th.Ave, FH.. All players welcome. R5 includes tea. Ph Rhona Lewis 021 782 2395

FISH HOEK SENIORS DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB

Fridays at 1.30pm at the Anglican Church Hall, 5th.Ave, Fish Hoek. R5 includes tea & biscuits. Ph Bill Radloff 021 782 2933

FISH HOEK PHILATELIC SOCIETY

Fish Hoek Philatelic Society meets the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm in the Fish Hoek Library Hall. Everyone welcome. Membership includes subscription to SA PHILATELIST. Stamp Day every October. Ph Brian Franklin  021 712 4174

NERINA WHIST CLUB

Nerina Whist Club meets every Thursday at 7pm in Becker Hall, Nerina Gardens, opp. Valyland Centre, Fish Hoek. Prompt start. Raffles and prizes. All welcome. Ph Norma Ryan 021 785 1183

SOUTHERN PENINSULA ASTRONOMY CLUB

Southern Peninsula Astronomy Club, a club for beginners and people with intermediate knowledge of the science of Astronomy, meets on the last Thursday of every month in the Fish Hoek Civic Centre Minor Hall at 19h30. Star charts are provided, refreshments offered and a practical stargazing guided tour is arranged monthly. Outings to places of astronomical interest are arranged.Visitors are most welcome. The club caters for families including children. Contact Wolf Lange  021 785 3713

TWO OCEANS TOASTMASTERS, Fish Hoek

We have a world-wide organisation right here in Fish Hoek where you can grow and develop your speaking and leadership skills and have fun in a supportive environment “learning by doing”. We meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 19:00 at the Fish Hoek Civic Centre. Visitors are more than welcome. Contact Verity Price Two Oceans Toastmasters Vice President Pubic Relations on 082 685 5256 or email .  Click here for the Two Oceans Toastmasters Website