Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Events in August

6–9 August
Did you know? A determined snail can easily travel one metre in five minutes. Take it easy at this year’s Robertson Slow Festival and enjoy the country life while chowing down on delicious, heart-warming food and wines. Meet the winemakers, savour
traditional family recipes, make your own salami or cheese, shop at the market and much more. For the
full programme of events and booking details, visit www.robertsonslow.com or contact 023-626-3167.

6–8 August
Did you know? There are approximately 1  180 glasses of wine in one barrel. Nominated as one of the 10 best wine festivals in South Africa, the Hermanus Wine & Food Fair showcases 60 Overberg wineries, from Elgin to Elim, as well as various cheese and olive producers. There are also sushi, deli delights, a coffee and brandy tasting lounge and live music. Entry R95. Call 028-316-3988 or visit www.hermanuswineandfood.co.za.

7 August
Did you know? The most money paid for a PEZ candy dispenser was R54  200 for a Mickey Mouse prototype softhead. Formerly known as Pezz, Canadian band BILLY TALENT – Juno Award winners for 2010 Best Rock Album of the Year – perform at the Three Arts Theatre on their tour of SA. Or catch them at Oppikoppi in Limpopo (8 August) and in Durbs at the Wave House (10 August). Tickets from R100, www.ticketbreak.co.za. Visit www.billytalent.com/tour/ for more info.

19–22 August
Did you know? If you yelled for eight years, seven months and six days, you would only produce enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. Need to de-stress? Visit the Destinations Expo (CTICC) and plan a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. Get ideas and advice on a variety of destinations, family vacations, romantic getaways, cruises, special offers plus a chance to win fantastic prizes. There will also be food and wine pairings. Tickets R50 (free for under-18s). www.destinationsexpo.co.za, 021-855-4750.

3–28 August
Did you know? 40 jumbo jets could be parked in the Sarawak Chamber in Borneo, the biggest underground cave in the world. Defending the Caveman (Theatre on the Bay), everyone’s favourite ‘date
comedy’ and starring Alan Committie, explores the reasons why okes don’t like to ask for directions and why chicks need so much cupboard space. From R135 at Computicket.

29 August
Did you know? Plant growers mark their plant labels in pencil because it won’t fade in sunlight. Why not head out into the sun (or outdoors at least) to stretch your winter legs at the first Oude Molen Mountain Bike Challenge. It starts and ends at the distillery in Grabouw, and covers the scenic area around Elgin. Enter the ‘fun-for-the-whole family’ 10km, ‘challenging’ 35km or ‘adrenaline pumping’ 60km race. Entrance fees from R45 (entries close 22 August). 021-883-2413, www.oudemolen.co.za. The race route will be open to the public in future.

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