What’s Happening in Darling – April 2011

Reflections of Groote Post at Hilda’s Kitchen

Groote Post, the historic wine farm on the West Coast, presents a wine experience with a difference. Groups, of between 10 and 20, are entertained in the Private Room of the Manor House to a wine tasting in which the farm owners give a brief presentation on the history of the farm dating back to 1706. The talk includes anecdotal references to Hildagonda Duckitt, doyenne of South Africa’s cook book writers, whose “Diary of a Cape Housekeeper” is an account of her growing up as the hostess of the Groote Post farm in the 1860s. Guests enjoy 4 white cultivars and a starter followed by a tasting of 4 red wines and a main course followed by a dessert.

Bookings are essential and can be booked through the cellar on 022 492 3430 or e-mail: mclaughlin@worldonline.co.za.

Kraalbosdam Steak Evenings

The winter season will start on Friday 1 April 2011.

During the season we will only be open every 1st Friday of the month for Boontjiesop, Steak & Chips.

Please Book! Anet – 083 632 2196 Cornel – 082 544 2210


Brig’s Barn

Please note that Brig’s Barn will now be open every Tuesday evening for “Pasta and Pud” from 6.30. Bookings are essential – please contact Margy on 022 492 2451 or 082 640 3405. Also open every Friday for “Sundowners in the Garden” from 4.00p.m. (We will then be open every Friday evening for drinks etc.)


Saturday 2 April 2011

Starry Night

Sip wine and watch the sunset on a West Coast Farm as a prelude to dinner and a fascinating talk on the Southern African night skies.    Then climb aboard the pillow and blanket-laden star cruiser (tractor and trailer) for a guided star viewing tour. Dessert follows under the night skies.

For more details contact Mary on 0826845575 or click onto https://darling.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/darling-starry-starry-night-2-april-2011/


Monday 04 April

Darling Museum Annual General Meeting

17h00 at the Museum (022 492 3361)

Please come along to support our darling Museum.  New members are always welcome and we hope to see many of you joining up as Friends of the Darling Museum.


Good Friday 22 April

Darling Passion Play

Venue: The Vlei, Darling

Time: 16:30 for 17:00

This annual event takes place on Good Friday in the vlei opposite Evita se Perron which provides a perfect setting for the portrayal of this biblical event. This is always a moving and very special event involving actors from our Darling community – well worth attending.

Bring your own chair and something warm to wear.

Admission is free (although donations are always appreciated)

Contact Sary Vlotman 074 369 8212 for more information.

Die jaarlikse Darling-Passiespele vind plaas op Goeie Vrydag  April.

Kom en beleef hierdie tradisie met ons. Die passiespel word sedert 1996 opgevoer met plaaslike akteurs – en het gegroei tot een van Darling se treffendste geestes-ervarings.

Easter Weekend Services in Darling – Presbyterian Church

Thursday 21 April

Tenebrae service of darkness at 7-00pm- a moving service celebrating the institution of the Last Supper and Christ’s betrayal and crucifixion

Friday 22 April

Good Friday service at 9-00am

Sunday 24 April

Sunrise service at 6-30am at the Towers Gates. Bring own chairs and coffee and hot cross buns.

Easter Service with Holy Communion at 9-00am

There will also be a service at The Dutch Reformed Church

Sat 29th January 2011

The Darling Country Market

This community market trades in the Nitrophoska Building (entrance in Station Rd ) and takes place on the last Saturday of each month.  The market opens promptly at 9h00 and trades until 12h30. With the emphasis on home made, home grown and hand made; stallholders sell fresh produce, flowers, home bakes, special breads, preserved olives, arts & crafts including pewter and much more…. Why don’t you join us? Contact Con Meyer 082 927 6225 for more information or to book a stall


What’s on at Evita se Perron during April:

The Theatre/Restaurant/Bar, Boerassic Park & Evita’s A en C (arts & crafts) are open Tues to Sun from 10h00 to 16h00.

– To find out what’s on the programme during this month, please visit www.evita.co.za or contact Beryl on (022) 492 3930 for enquiries/bookings or e-mail bookings@evita.co.za

Please note: Some of these events are subject to change – to avoid disappointment please enquire/make a booking with the contact person above before making arrangements to attend an event

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