Well, tadalafil it looks as though – dare I say it – spring is slowly showing up after a long winter.  Already blossoms are bursting forth and the tell-tale scent of jasmine is signalling that the season is turning. In step with Spring, we are also waking up and shaking off the winter cobwebs. We’re getting ready with some exciting events to help you come alive, revive and put a little spring in your step. It’s time to come out of hibernation mode and visit our lovely village of Stanford!

To celebrate spring we have some great musical acts lined up. First up we’ve got an incredible show at Stanford Hills Estate – legendary rock band Livingston will be performing an unplugged session on Wednesday 26 August. There are limited tickets available for this gig so book yours now – don’t miss this opportunity to see these guys perfom in a great venue.

For the more classically minded musical folk, on Friday, 4 September, Stanford Classics is back. Five friends from the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra will perform some beautiful classic and light popular music in the wonderful setting of the NG Church Stanford where the accoustics are just perfect to enjoy this kind of concert. They have performed around the world for numerous prestigious orchestras, as well as regular outdoor concerts in the Kruger National Park in aid of counter poaching and are a visitor favourite at the now famous annual Wine, Whale and Music weekend at De Hoop. Book your tickets now for this very popular event

On 29 August, well known speaker and adventurer David Grier will take us on inspirational journey running around the world. His message is of hope and making a difference in people’s lives through his charity, Miles for Smiles. Light refreshments served after the show. Tickets are only R75 and available from any Stanford Rotarian or click here.

The Viva Art Festival is back in September. Are you artistic or creative? Why not join the Viva Foundation to paint and create art in the Stanford community. They are painting at different dates in September: 11, 18 and 25, and then on 10 October they are painting and celebrating the art and the wonderful community in Stanford with the Viva Art Street Festival. Come and give the youth hope by painting together.

For the long weekend in September, 24-27, we have some wonderful activities for the whole family. On Thursday, 24 September, we have our annual Nose to Tail Trail, where all the pets go for a long walk and stand the chance to win a prize. OnFriday, 25 September, the whole family are invited to join us for a Heritage Treasure Hunt. Learn more about Stanford’s history while hunting for the heritage clues. Stanford is after all, the third best preserved village in the Western Cape. In the evening of the 25 September you can join us at the Stanford Sunset Marketand celebrate with local wine and food and live music. Book your accommodation now.

Click here for more events later in the year.

That’s all for now, folks. And remember, if anyone asks where you got your news… tell them you heard it through the Grapevine!