Internationally Acclaimed Sailor and Polar Adventurer Skip Novak Will Talk on Sailing and Adventuring in Polar Regions and the Effects of Global Warming in the Antarctic Prior to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA's AGM Today at the SPCA, Grassy Park. Talk at 1.30pm and AGM 3pm. Light Refreshments. Booking Essential. Call 021 700 4157/41

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Internationally acclaimed sailor and polar adventurer Skip Novak will talk on sailing and adventuring in polar regions and the effects of global warming in the Antarctic prior to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA's AGM today at the SPCA, Grassy Park. Talk at 1.30pm and AGM 3pm. Light refreshments. Booking essential. Call 021 700 4157/41.

Dr Helen Robinson will give an illustrated talk based on her new book, The Villages of the Liesbeeck: From the Sea to the Source on Saturday at 2.30pm. To book call Pat Benbow Hebbert on 021 794 7464 (o/h) or e-mail pbhebbert@mweb.co.za

Caroline's Red Wine Review, a showcase of 60 wineries that have consistently achieved the highest accolades in all the top competitive platforms, 5-9pm on Tuesday, July 26 at the Westin Grand Arabella Quays, 1 Lower Long Street. Tickets are R115 through Computicket www.coputicket.com

Laborie wine estate in Paarl will host its first winter Christmas market from 9am to 2pm on Saturday. Sample the many Christmas delicacies on offer by stallholders, glhwein, mince pies etc. Christmas carols, Father Christmas, crackers and a Christmas tree. Call 082 909 1116, or send an e-mail info@laboriewines. …