Collectables on sale

The Household & Collectables Market takes place at Hout Bay Yacht Club next to Fish4Africa on Saturday from 9am to 2pm. All welcome. Stallholders may call Anna 076 798 7328.

Helping orphans

Beefcakes Restaurant, 40 Somerset Road, Cape Town will host a “Pink” fundraising lunch for The Baby House on Saturday from 12pm. The organisation cares for abandoned and orphaned babies. Tickets are R250 and include a three-course meal and drink. call Beefcakes on 021 425 9019 or email [email protected] za. Booking is essential.

Elephant research

The Friends of the Hout Bay Library AGM takes place on Saturday at 1pm in the Library Hall, Melkhout Crescent. Following lunch, Andrew Schofield, the aviation wildlife and military documentary filmmaker (, will speak on elephants and rhino. Call 021 790 2150 or Richard Lowndes on 072 299 7277.

Organic treats

The new Jolly Carp Organic Saturday Market at 38 Sasmeer Road, Retreat, is held every Saturday from 10am to 3pm. It is organised by MENNGOS ( To hire a table call Petrina on 021 761 2373/074 302 3254 or Sheena on 081 539 6858, email [email protected] or visit

Focus on wasps

Dr Simon van Noort will talk on the WOW factor of wasps on Tuesday at 6.30 for 7pm at Iziko South African Museum. Wasps are super-diverse with almost 20 000 species described from Africa alone. Fascinating biological interactions will be highlighted, including the life styles of maritime parasitoid wasps and fig wasp pollinators. Entrance is R30. Call Maxine Davies on 021 481 3993, Wednesdays and Fridays only or 072 225 6893.