What's on in Stanford (16 - 22 April 2015)

Thursday, 16 April, 18:00
Stanford Conservation AGM
Peasant’s Bar
Sheraine van Wyk who is Eco-Learning Manager at Whale Coast Conservation will make a presentation on the frog monitoring project recently undertaken around Willem Appel Dam and the Vlei Street wetlands in Stanford.

Friday, 17 April
The Tasting Room
This Friday from 6pm at The Tasting Room is Mexican night with Lucy Kruger. R50 entrance fee, Mexican food stall, cash bar. Prizes for best dressed Mexican! 

Fri - Sat, 17 - 18 April
Daniel Mannekonferensie
NG Kerksaal Stanford
'n Man na God se hart. Vrydag 18h00 tot Saterday 15h30. R50 per persoon. Kontak Neil: 082 960 5687.

Saturday, 18 April, 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 frittata & muffins, gluten-free quiches and cake, fresh farm grown vegetables, salads, heirloom seedlings, jams and fresh homemade mozzarella, halloumi, ricotta and raw milk yoghurt. Also available are farm eggs, pickles, rusks and pop corn.

Jonno's Biltong
Saturday morning
Opposite Spar
Saturday morning with Biltong, Drywors and of course Satsuma Naartjies for the rugby fans.

Saturday, 18 April, 13:30 till late
Rugby
The Vine Restaurant
13:30 Stormers vs Western Force
16.30 Sharks vs Bulls
19:00 Cheetahs vs Reds
Pub Lunch Menu available.

Sunday, 19 April, 17:30 till late
MotoGP
The Vine Restaurant
We will be open from 17:00 for the MotoGP.
17:30 Moto3
19:00 Moto2
20:30 MotoGP
Pub Lunch Menu available.

Wednesday, 22 April, 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.

WHAT'S ON THE MENU

Boschrivier Wines
Monday to Saturday
Open: 08:00 - 17:00
Coffee shop: Hamburger special plus wine tasting.
Special: Twin pack – Shiraz 2009 + Sauvignon Blanc = R110
Fresh farm bread
Crafts: Jewellery, biscuits, cookies and lots of fresh jams 
Tel: 028 341 0630

Coffee Corner Deli
Tuesday to Saturday
YIPPY YAY it’s a happy day, EVERY day, at Coffee Corner Deli.  We serve simple, wholesome food.  Although, I have been dubbed, “Sinful Cynthia”, NOT, because of my/our dubious morals, it actually refers to the SINFUL cakes and baked treats we serve. Not to put our coffee last – feedback from our patrons, local and international, is that we serve the BEST COFFEE IN THE OVERBERG. As a result of the numerous requests to place orders for our breads and other foods we have decided that to let our customers have their “way with us”.

You can now place orders for:
Whole grain loaf, Course White loaf, White loaf
Quiches: Butternut and Brie / Caramelised Red Onion, Mushroom and Bacon / Spicy Chorizo / Sausage, Sage and secret ingredient.
Pies: Chicken, Pepper Steak and Venison
Lasagne (8 portions)
Orders need to be placed 2 days in advance.  Either telephone your orders/enquiries to 083 441 0105 or email them to cynthia@coffeecornerdeli.co.za

Don Gelato
Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
Peaceful garden will be set with gazebos, and parking available (50m after The House of Don Gelato, enter the gate and park on the green).
Fully licensed, free wi-fi, wheelchair friendly. Open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday from 8.30 to 17.30 (also open during loadshedding). Tel: 081 805 7470

Havercroft's Restaurant
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Havercroft's Restaurant is now on winter opening times i.e. Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunch.

Marianas
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
We have restocked our deli after the Easter rush with olives, boeremeisjes and pickled clementines. From this week until the 14th of June we will be open from 12h00 to 16h00 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Please call  us 028 3410 272 or send an e-mail to marianas@stanfordvillage.co.za to make a reservation. 

Springfontein Wine Estate
Open Monday - Sunday
Foragers Alert: After the first rains, the wood sorrel season is open: Chef Juergen’s menus focus on “Everything About Wood Sorrel”. 

If you see any German tourists walking around Stanford this weekend with wine glasses in their hands, talking about Terroir and Bouquet, they may just be a group of WSET Weinakademiker. Please welcome them to our little village, as they will be worn out after touring the South African Winelands with fellow WSET Weinakademikerin Susanne Schneider, of Springfontein Eats. Tel: 028 3410 651 or email: info@springfontein.co.za

The Tasting Room
Mon, Thu & Fri special
Current weekday special Mon/Thurs/Fri two courses (selected menu items) and a glass of wine for R140. Bookings: 072 639 6135

COMPETITIONS

Panthera Africa
Win two Educational Visit Tickets!
After an incredible opening with a fantastic interest for our beloved animals, we have adjusted the opening hours to fit better with the welfare of the animals. So you are welcome to join our educational visits from Wednesdays to Mondays (closed Tuesdays) @ 10am and 3pm. Please make sure to be here ten minutes prior to the hour, so we can make sure to ready to start on time. Remember pre booking is essential so you know there is space for you and your loved ones! Welcome and see you soon! Stanford Tourism is running a competition so click this link and you could win two Educational Visit tickets.

ART EXHIBITIONS

Art Exhibition: Birds
Yum Eat Cafe
Local artists exhibit their best pieces. Come and view the splendid bird art. Open Tuesday to Saturday. 

Art Exhibition: Rien Arts
Springfontein Wine Estate
Two garden sculptures of Rien is currently on exhibition at Springfontein Wine Estate. The website of the artist can be found here www.rienarts.com. She is contactable via her email address carine.aerts@gmail.com

SPECIALS

Stanford Health Practice
Present special:
Get a health assessment for R50 when you book a reflexology session for R150.

A variety of other therapies are also available including therapeutic massage, reflexology, energy balancing, and help with Bach Flower Remedies and Tissuesalts, homeopathy and other natural remedies. Special candles by Gretha Quinlan from Greyton have arrived-perfect gifts and carriers of light!! Prices range from R50 to R165. Call Beatrice on 082 481 8285.

Vintage Beauty
For all your beauty business and necessities come to Vintage Beauty for pedi's, mani's, facials, massages, waxing and make up! Now also doing Gel Polish for a longer lasting nail colour!
Contact Jacolene 082 357 1245. Booking essential.

WHAT'S ON IN BAARDSKEERDERSBOS

Baardskeerdersbos Art Route
Saturday & Sunday, 18-19 April, 10:00 - 17:00
The Baardskeerdersbos Art Route is back this weekend. For more information visit www.baardskeerdersbosartroute.com

COMING SOON

Friday, 24 April, 18:00
Stanford Sunset Market
It’s time for the Stanford Sunset Market again! Whether you love the smell of freshly made treats, sipping local wines and beer, deli goodies, browsing for arts and crafts, or just good ole family fun.

Saturday, 25 April, 8:30
Hermanus/Stanford Canoe Race

(WCCU Presidents Trophy Race).
8:30 - 9:30 Registration
9:35 Race Briefing
10:00 Race Starts

Boat Buoyancy and life jackets compulsory. Splash cover highly recommended if the wind picks up. 15km Long Course or 9km Short Course. Rescue Boat on the Course. Open to all paddle craft including SUP’s. Start and Finish at the Hermanus Yacht Club. Prize Giving at the Hermanus Yacht Club @ 13:00.Contact: russell.ikin@experian.com

Sunday 26 April, 10:00 - 14:00
Art in the Park 
Hermanus Cricket Grounds
Last Sunday of the month. Food, drinks and coffees will be on offer and we hope guests will enjoy a picnic  in the fresh air while experiencing the art on display. Children's play area. Stanford artists will be exhibiting.

Saturday 2 May, 18:00
Daniele Pascal – A French Affair in Napier
Wokini, Napier
R130 ticket price, excluding food & drink.
Come and warm up for Winter with the acclaimed Grande Dame of the French chanson, Daniele Pascal on Sat 2 May 2015 at Wokini 11 Elim road, in Napier. Daniele Pascal is multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of South Africa's most celebrated artists. A household name in South Africa, this Ambassador of the French Chanson is renowned for the music of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel and other French Café Song genres.

Doors open for dinner from 18:00, show starts 20:30.
Tickets for the show only cost R130 p/p. Limited seating. For Bookings and reservations contact Bonnie on 082 5543327
CASH BAR by WOKINI and CATERING BY WILD THYME

Monday, 4 May, 18:00
Canyon Lands of the USA by Max Leipold
Municipal Auditorium, Hermanus
SANTA Hermanus have been offered Max Leipold's latest slide show, Canyon Lands of the USA - a fascinating look at the wonderful formations in the canyons of Utah and Arizona. As always Max manages to capture the exceptional forms and modds of the deserts and surrounds. He takes us on a trip down into the Bryce Canyon floor as well as a look into the canyon from the top - a surrealistic composition created by the hoodoo formations. What is a hoodoo? Come and find out! Enjoy a journey illustrated with over 200 slides. 

Tickets are available from Sue Holmes, phone 028 313 2458 and from The SANTA Bookshop in Royal Street, Hermanus, between 10h00 and 12h00 every day. All proceeds to SANTA Hermanus to fight Tuberculosis in our community. 

8 - 10 May
Reforest Fest: Family Fest! @ Platbos Forest
The 5th annual Platbos Reforest Family Fest is coming! Join us for a weekend away with the whole family to (re)connect with each other and nature while getting your hands dirty for a good cause.

If you dig spending the weekend doing exciting things in Platbos Forest, get your tickets for this very popular event here before they run out! All tickets include six delicious meals (Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast), live music and camping.

9 - 10 May
Flight for birders, Hermanus

We will be presenting this course at the Community Hall, Mollergren Park, Hermanus on 9 and 10 May 2015. Find attached the registration form. The programme can be viewed at the following link: 

http://www.westerncapebirding.co.za/overberg/events/501/flight_for_birders_course_in_hermanus

15 - 17 May
Reforest Fest: Friends Fest! @ Platbos Forest

Camp in Africa’s southernmost indigenous forest, help plant thousands of trees to reforest the surrounding area, dance to live music and become a part of growing Platbos Forest Reserve back to its original abundance.

If you dig spending the weekend doing exciting things in Platbos Forest, get your tickets for this very popular event here before they run out! All tickets include six delicious meals (Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast), live music and camping.

Saturday, 23 May, 19:00
Con Spirito Choir from Kleinmond
NG Church Hall, Stanford
The lively Con Spirito musical group from Kleinmond will be performing in the NG Church on Saturday evening 7pm on the 23rd May. Tea, coffee and a glass of wine with tasty eats will be provided for price included in your ticket. Soloists include Stanford-born Louis Fourie (a la Ivan Rebroff) and our own Bea Whittaker.

Tickets (R60) are available from NG Church on Thursdays and Tuesday mornings or at Stanford Tourism 028 341 0340.

5 - 16 June
Hermanus FynArts

Yes! Tickets are now available for the 3rd Hermanus FynArts.
After ten exciting months spent planning a bumper programme, the full line-up is now available on our brand new website www.hermanusfynarts.co.za with information and news about events, artists and presenters. Early Bird ticket prices are offered for many of the events and will be available until 30 April 2015. All tickets can now be purchased via Webtickets and at Hermanus Tourism. Programme booklets are also available and if you don’t find a copy in a library, tourism office or art shop near you within the next week, please contact Hermanus Tourism.