The café area alongside the library is a great place for friends to meet and for people to work. TG’s café is run by Community Centre staff and volunteers and is open from 9am-6pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-7pm on Wednesday and Friday and 9am-4.30pm at weekends and Bank Holidays, serving hot and cold drinks and snacks.
The longer hours and new offerings are in response to customer requests. There are board games and puzzles available if you want to use this space to meet and socialise in that way.
Please note that food can be made to order, so if you need large amounts, or want something specific, please call in or ring 01608 811878 at least a day in advance.
Aimed at retired people, but everyone is welcome. Please come along for a drink and a chat with others. Board games are available and we can organise an impromptu quiz if enough people there want one. Special price for hot drinks (£1 for a tea or coffee).
Tea selection from Organic Pukka Teas includes: Three Mint, Three Ginger, Chamomile Vanilla and Manuka Honey, Love, Spiced Chai as well as Rooibos, Green tea and Earl Grey. Decaf coffee, soya & skimmed milk are available. All our teas, coffees and hot chocolate are Fairtrade.
Tap water is freely available – please use the drinking fountain near the counter to refill bottles or take a drink.
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 8th Oct 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.
There will be no quiz in August - too many people are away. The quiz night is back on Wed 25th September, set by Rob Hemingway. The café and bar open at 7.15pm for a prompt start at 7.45pm. Priced only £5 per player. More details here. Many thanks to Gordon Cutting for doing us an excellent quiz in July!