Come along for an afternoon of Scrabble in the TG Room from 2.30-5pm. We will have several games going on at once and people will move tables after each game so we get different people to play with. Cost will be £2 per person to help with room hire, refreshments are available from the café.
The next session will be on Tuesday 20th August.
There will be music from the newly formed Hotch-Potch Scratch Band, which is includes many of the Guinguette group, who played at the centre before and a few new musicians. Expect accordion, violin, guitar, singing. Expect jazz classics, songs from musicals, well known sing-along tunes, folk and some French music. Elena Piras will also sing us some tunes accompanied by her guitar.
The event is free and there will be BBQ food available to purchase. The licensed cafe will be open. We are aware this is the Riverside weekend, and do not want to put you off going – but many of us will head off there afterwards.
The next in the series of monthly quizzes will be held on Wednesday, 24th July at 7.15pm for a 7.45pm start. Tickets, priced £5 are available from the reception desk at the Community Centre, or you can call us on 01608 811878 to reserve your place (but please pay at time of booking). We can only accommodate 8 tables of up to 6 people so it is cosy in there! You do not have to have a whole team – we will match you up with others where there are singles, pairs etc. If you do not have a full table, be aware that we may need to put some people with you. Drinks (alcoholic and soft, cold and hot) and snacks will be served from the café. This quiz will be hosted by Gordon Cutting.
Age UK will show a film every month on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 2pm. We are not allowed to publicise which film is to be shown under the terms of the licence, but you can find out by looking at the noticeboard at the Community Centre, or picking up a leaflet there. This event is free, refreshments are available from the cafe.
Next film club date: Wednesday 28th August
A monthly bereavement support group held in our cafe area, run by St Mary’s Church, on the last Tuesday of each month from 2pm-3pm. Everyone experiences grief differently; there is no ‘right’ way to grieve. No matter how long ago you have lost a loved one, this is an opportunity to meet over a cup of tea with others in a friendly and supportive environment, to share experiences and advice. For more information contact Jan Fielden: 07986 606548, email@example.com or just turn up.
Over the summer we've replaced baked potatoes with home-made vegetarian quiche and salad (£5). And the warm cheese scones with butter (£1.50) are proving very popular too!
Do you enjoy a game of Scrabble? Would you like some new people to play with? We are experimenting with having some Scrabble afternoons and if it proves popular we will offer these regularly. The next session is on Tuesday 16th July 2.30-5pm. Cost only £2. In the meantime there are two Scrabble sets at the Centre, which you can use at any time for a game with friends.
Throughout June we will be opening the gym at 8.30am, rather than 9am as an experiment to see if it helps people. The rest of the centre won't be open until 9am. Remember also that on Wednesday mornings there is a class in the gym between 9 and10am, so it's best to avoid that time.
We'd love to reunite you with your possessions! Most items will be kept for 14 days. Valuables such as watches, jewellery and expensive sports equipment will be kept for 28 days. Each Wednesday between 1 - 5pm unclaimed items will be displayed in the centre and can be purchased for a nominal amount. After this, they will be given to charity.
Quiz night is back on Wed 24th July, set by Gordon Cutting. If it's nice enough weather we might be able to spill out onto the patio! The café and bar open at 7.15pm for a prompt start at 7.45pm. Priced only £5 per player. More details here.