Taste before bidding

Don’t miss the last opportunity to taste this year’s line-up of 52 rare and exceptional wines that are to go under the hammer at the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction. Book your seat for the Final Pre-Auction Tasting, at the Spier Conference Centre in the Stellenbosch Winelands on Friday at 6pm. Tickets are R180, through www.webtickets.co.za.

The auction is open to the public and takes place at Spier on Saturday from 9am.

To attend, visit www.capewinemakersguild.com, e-mail [email protected] capewinemakersguild.com or call 021 852 0408.

Focus on education

Sedick Isaacs talks on “Education in a seriously hostile environment” at the Union of Jewish Women’s Adult Education meeting at 10am for 10.30am on Wednesday. The venue is Stonehaven, Albany Road, Sea Point. Admission is R20, and includes refreshments. For more information call 021 434 9555.

A stake for volunteer services

October is Volunteer Month at the Little Creek Spur in Main Road, Tokai, so take your family and support the National Sea Rescue Institute and the Volunteer Wildfire Services from 6pm to 8pm every Tuesday during October, starting tomorrow. There will be a colouring-in competition. On October 30 a fire truck will make an appearance and visitors may spray water from it’s hose. Call Meriel Bartlett at 082 994 7555.

Adopt a best friend

October is Pet Adoption Month. Adopt a pet from the Cape of Good Hope SPCA and Hill’s Pet Nutrition will give R100 to the organisation. Whether or not you adopt an animal, you may show your support by adding your signature and a message of encouragement to the Adoption Campaign Supporter Wall in the SPCA’s Animal Care Centre. Be one of the first to sign the wall on World Animal Day on Thursday between 12 noon and 3pm at the SPCA, corner of 1st Road and First Avenue, in Grassy Park or pop in any time during office hours throughout October. Visit the adoption website at www.lifesbettershared.co.za or call 021 700 4146/79/40 to find out more about the event.