with Juliet Heslewood. Continuing our popular informal meetings to discover the History of Art.
This is a series of three talks on consecutive Tuesdays: 22nd, Oct, 29th Oct and 5th Nov, 2-4pm with a break for tea in the cafe. Price £10 per session (pay Juliet directly). For more information, contact: email@example.com
The sessions coincide with a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Gauguin’s portraits.
The next in the series of monthly quizzes will be held on Wednesday, 23rd October 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 Clive Gibson-Leitch.
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 27th November
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or just turn up.
An information session for family and friends of people living with dementia. Facilitated by Rikki Lorenti, Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead in South Warwickshire. The session aims to help you be more confident in providing care and support with an emphasis on dealing with common questions and scenarios. Come and find out more about dementia care and meet others in similar circumstances. To express interest or find out more contact Dementia Friendly Charlbury: email@example.com or phone 01608 810192.
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.
Future dates: 10th December, 14th January (second Tuesday of the month)
Do you enjoy a game of Scrabble? Would you like some new people to play with? We have an afternoon once a month where people can come and play. The next session is on Tuesday 12th Nov 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.
Congratulations to Anna Cherry, who recently won gold medal in the English Open Pickleball championships in Nottingham, over 50s category - (though dare I say she could have been entered in a higher age group!) Anna said: "This win was only possible because [a] Charlbury Community Centre was built, [b] Vijay started the Pickleball sessions and [c] many people give their time to help run the centre!" Like most of us she had never heard of Pickleball a couple of years ago, but it's a great game for people of all abilities and ages. If you fancy giving it a go, find out more here. We are very proud of our champion!
There will be a series of 3 talks on Tuesdays 22 & 29th Oct and 5th Nov 2-4pm by Juliet Heslewood entitled "Gauguin - An Adventurous Life". Click here for more details. These talks were very popular last year. Don't miss them!
The gym now opens at 8.30am, rather than 9am on weekdays. 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. Weekend opening remains 9am-1pm. Thanks to our staff (espeically Jenny and Jason) for getting in extra early to do this - it takes quite a while to get the gym set up.
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.
The next monthly quiz night is on Wed 23rd October, set by Clive Gibson-Leitch. The café and bar open at 7.15pm for a prompt start at 7.45pm. Price £5 per player. More details here. Many thanks to Rob Hemingway for doing us an excellent quiz in September!