What's on in Stanford (22 - 28 January 2015)

January
Art Exhibition
The Stanford Table

Local artists exhibit their best pieces of the season. Open Tuesday to Saturday.
Tel: 079 468 9060

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 22 - 25 January
Marianas

The only way I can think of to describe the growth rate in our garden right now is woes, woester, woesste. I can see the basil grow when I turn my back for a moment, and the tarragon is as sneaky. Peter harvested a large bunch of tarragon this morning for his summer speciality, tarragon mayonnaise. We will have some for sale in our deli fridge. We are open from 12h00 until 16h00 Thursday – Sunday.
Please call us at 028 3410 272 or send an e-mail to marianas@stanfordvillge.co.za

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 22 - 25 January
Stanford Harvest @ Elandsvalley Farm

It's Fresh, It's Good. Open: Wed to Sat Breakfast and lunch from 8.30 to late afternoon. 

Sunday lunch only, buffet style with lots of roast and veggies, pay per weight. Specials: Thursday, plate of the day R65, dessert R25. Creamy tomato chicken breast with green olive mash and roast veg. Dessert -choc mango trifle.
Art workshops: Thursday mornings from 9am till 1pm. Acrylics. Starting 5th Feb 2015.
Bookings: Viv 0834098126, Sid: 0845957758

January
Yippy Yay Every Day!
Coffee Corner Deli

Your authentic local Coffee Shop serving great freshly ground coffees from a straight Americano to a Macchiato. Delectable breakfasts, great Cakes and Treats and Light Lunches. Please place your orders for our Chicken, Venison and Pepper Steak Pies the day before you require them.
Open Tuesday to Saturday. Tel: 028 341 0034.

Friday and Wednesday dinners, January
The Stanford Table

Come and enjoy scrumptious breakfast or lunch on our beautiful veranda. Remember to book your evening meals for Wednesdays and Friday evenings! We are open from Tuesday to Saturday 9h00 to 16h00. There is a new barista at the Table – come and enjoy a Zukicino! Magnificent art of local artists are on exhibition. Generator in case of load shedding. Tel: 079-468 9060

Saturday, 24 January, 9:00 12:00
Saturday Morning Market
Stoep of Stanford Hotel

Stanford boasts its own little Saturday morning market. Bring along a basket and buy your ready-made meals and picnic ingredients at the market. Fresh breads, pates and prepared dishes, delicious decadent cakes and pastries, banting friendly chicken pies and frittata muffins, gluten-free quiches, and fresh farm grown vegetables, salads, heirloom seedlings, jams and fresh homemade mozzarella, halloumi & ricotta. Callie and John are selling a variety of pates and terrines and other treats.

Saturday, 24 January, 9:00 - 12:00
Jonno’s Biltong
In front of Village Laundromat

Biltong and droewors in front of Village Laundromat.

Saturday, January 24, 9:00-13:00 and 14:00-16:00
JuicEQ! Workshop with Kathy Wolstenholme
Okkie Smuts School Hall, Shortmarket Street

Think through the body to move the mind. Plug into Potent Juice with 7 EQ skills. Connect to your body to free your mind. Cost R595. Contact Kathy for more info: kathy@neo-juice.com

Saturday, 24 January, 19:30
Burns Supper
The Tasting Room @ Stanford Hills Estate

Join us to celebrate Scotland’s National Bard “Robert Burns” with Scottish fare, whisky, wine, good humour, verse and music. R200 per person (Seats limited - book now). Welcome drinks, 4 course Dinner (Veg. option available), Athol Brose, and a dram with yer Haggis! And great entertainment. Bookings Essential. Reservations: Call Andrew 072 5717846. Dress: Elegant (Maybe a wee bit o' tartan!)

Wednesday, 28 January, 09:00 - 12:00
Graze Farmers Market
Graze Restaurant

Reduce your carbon footprint and get your fresh veggies at Graze. Always seasonal, always fresh. Stay for coffee and breakfast.

Wednesday, 28 January, 18:00
Free Talk: Old School vs New School Marketing by Geoff Elske
The Birkenhead Brewery

Are some of these statements familiar? Marketing is a challenge? What the bloody hell is content marketing? Do I need a website? Social media got you confused? Marketing plan – what’s that? Online, off line, liking, twittering, posting? Tired of missing out on those sales? 

If so, then take advantage of a free information session that is being held at the Birkenhead Brewery. The session will provide an overview of “Old School vs. New School Marketing”; the basis of your marketing plan; and the starting point of how to embrace social media. 

To secure your seat, please RSVP by no later than 15h00 on Monday 26 January 2015 by sending an email to the Stanford Tourism Bureau ask@stanfordinfo.co.za or phone 028 341 0340.

THIS WEEK'S SPECIALS:

Vintage Beauty
Victoria Centre (at Dr Wanya van der Walt)
FOR ALL YOUR BEAUTY BUSINESS AND NECESSITIES!

Pedicures – Manicures – Massages – Waxing – Facials – Make-up – Annique Independent consultant.

Contact Jacolene 082 357 1245. Booking essential. 

COMPETITIONS

The Zeiss Walker Bay Bird Fair Photographic Competition
(Previously the Stanford Bird Club Photographic competition)

We are pleased to announce our first ever, regional bird fair photographic competition sponsored by Zeiss!

Once again, we’ll be offering fantastic prizes from our sponsor.

The competition is open to all keen photographers. We have 3 of South Africa’s top wildlife photographers to help us in the judging process. These gentleman, Chris van Rooyen, Peter Chadwick and Trevor Hardaker.

20 finalist will have their photos printed and mounted on 2 frames and will be on display in our exhibition marquee at the Walker Bay Bird Fair, 28th-29th February 2015. Prize giving event will take place on the Friday evening of the 27th sponsored by Stretton’s Gin. Competition closes 15th February 2015. Conditions of entry can be found here: www.stanfordbirdclub.co.za/?p=1793

Happy clicking! 

COMING SOON

Friday, 30 January @ 18:00 - 20:00
Stanford Sunset Market @ Village Green
It’s time for the Stanford Sunset Market again! 

Saturday, 31 January, 18:30
Literary Dinner with Lauren Beukes
The Tasting Room @ Stanford Hills Estate

On Saturday 31 January The Tasting Room at Stanford Hills are hosting a special literary dinner with Lauren Beukes. Lauren, whose bestselling books include The Shining Girls and Broken Monsters, will give a short talk before dinner and later in the evening will happily answer questions from guests.

The dinner will be six different dishes prepared by executive chef Bridget Bartleman. These will be expertly paired with the range of estate wines on offer at Stanford Hills, and presented by winemaker Peter Kastner. This promises to be a most unique event, combining fine wines and gourmet dishes with a talk and signing by a truly talented South African writer.

Bookings essential, email thetastingroom@stanfordhills.co.za or call 072 639 6135. The cost is R250 per person, including the wine pairing. A cash bar will be available for further drinks requirements. 

Walker Bay Bird Fair
25 February - 1 March
Stanford Village Green 

For more info, contact Liz Hochfelden on 082 766 8319, 028 3410164 or walkerbaybirdfair@gmail.com 

Graze Farmer's Market - Wednesday Mornings
Walker Bay Bird Fair Competition
JuicEQ! Workshop with Kathy Wolstenholme - 24 January 2015
Literary Dinner with Lauren Beakus at Tasting Room, Stanford Hills - 31 January 2015