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Penkridge - week beginning May 15

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: May 15, 2014

By Debbie Cooper

Penkridge
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CIVIC SOCIETY: The guest for this evening’s meeting at The Heritage Centre has changed. It will now be Petula Hughes who will talk about lace making. Doors open at 7.30pm, refreshments available, entrance fee for visitors is £2.

BABY MASSAGE: The next popular baby massage course is now being held on Monday’s at the Children’s Centre in the grounds of Princefield First School, Saxon Road. Session start time is 1.45pm. Oils and towels supplied. One to one home sessions can be arranged. Contact Karen Krstic on 07814 599216 for further details.

ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH: There will be Deanery Meeting tonight at 7.30pm in church. Members of the Men’s Group are meeting on Saturday at 9am at church for a working day tidying the churchyard. Sausage sandwiches will be provided. Volunteers are welcome. Fellowship lunches are on Wednesday, also in church, from 12 noon to 2pm, followed by the Mothers Union meeting at 2.15pm when the guest speaker will be Liz Binsley, Diocesan President. Marjorie Edwards of The Leisurely Ladies is holding a ‘Strawberry Cream Tea’ at her home on Friday May 23. Meet at church at 1.30pm, cost is £3 per person. Lighting up the church during May is in memory of Dennis Russell, Cyril Green, Keith Price and Gordon Thacker. Anyone who would like to light up the church in memory of a loved one or to mark a special celebration should contact Mary Maiden on 01785 713074, the cost is £10 per week.

PRINCEFIELD FIRST SCHOOL: As part of the WWII topic the pupils in KS2 classes are being asked to dress up on Tuesday as a World War II evacuee and bring a teddy bear to school. The Enterprise group, made up of a small group of Year 3 / 4 pupils, have started a shop selling pocket money items and have raised to date £74.64. This half term they are holding a book and teddy sale, prices will be 30p to 50p. Anyone who can donate teddies or books can bring them to the school office. The school will be closed next Thursday to pupils as the premises are to be used as a Polling Station for the European Elections.

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ST MICHAEL’S FIRST SCHOOL: Parents and pupils are invited to attend the Education Sunday service at St. Michael’s church on Sunday. The choir will be singing and other schools will be taking part. The service starts at 10.30am and lasts about an hour. Volunteers are being sought to take small groups of children into the garden to plant, weed and water plants during the summer. Contact the school office if interested. There will be a music event today at 2.30pm when the pupils will be singing and playing instruments.

FLOWER CLUB: Members are holding a lunch at The Moat House in Acton Trussell to celebrate their 50th anniversary. It will take place on Monday. Further details please contact the Secretary, Marie Rowe on 01785 715445 or the Chairman, Margaret Smallman on 01785 712113.

WOLGARSTON HIGH SCHOOL: This weekend participants in the Duke of Edinburgh bronze award will be undertaking their outdoor challenge and will be walking on Saturday and Sunday with a camp site overnight stop.

MARKETS: The monthly Fine Food and Craft Market is on Saturday and include stalls selling locally produced meat, eggs, pies and cakes and foods from around the world. Refreshments are available from the Old Deanery Farm Cafe. Other stalls include preserves and honey, home brew, specially decorated cakes and coffee beans. Free parking. All stallholders enquiries to Liz or Matt Williams on 01785 714221.

JEREMY LEFROY MP: The next surgery in Penkridge is at The Haling Dene Centre tomorrow between 5.30pm and 7pm. Due to high demand it is preferable that anyone who has issues they would like to discuss should book an appointment. Home visits can also be arranged. Contact the constituency office on 01785 252477 for more information.

CARER’S ASSOCIATION: The Health and Wellbeing Team have organised a Yoga Nidra Deep Relaxation event for carers and the people they care for to be held tomorrow at The Haling Dene Centre from 10.30am to 2.30pm. The event is for all levels of ability. Participants should bring a yoga mat, blanket and pillow if available and a packed lunch. For more details or to book telephone Cynthia on 01785 222365.

The usual support group is meeting on Monday at the centre from 10.30am to 1pm. Carers have the opportunity to chat with other carers, swap tips on caring, make new friends and find out about other avenues of support. Professional Carers Association staff will be in attendance. For further information please telephone the helpline on 01785 606675 or 07740 418643.

PINFOLD PINK: The next meeting of the breast cancer support group is on Tuesday at the Pinfold Lane Medical Practice at 4.30pm and is open to people from any area. Anyone interested in any aspect of breast cancer is welcome to attend. For more details contact Jan on 01785 711124.

ROUND TABLE: Members are holding their annual comedy night at The Peace Memorial Hall on Saturday starting at 7pm. Entertainment includes two top comedians and disco. Raffle and the bar will be open. Entry tickets are £13 each which includes a fish and chip supper. For ticket hotline call Ian on 01785 713396.

GARDENING CLUB: Members will be meeting next Wednesday in the Church Hall at 7.30pm. The evening’s guests will be John Weston who will be talking about The National Garden Scheme in Staffordshire. There will be a bring and buy sale and the flower of the month competition for one stem in a vase. New members welcome, contact Mrs Anne Smith on 01785 712580 for membership details.

TABLE TOP SALE: The next bric-a-brac and vintage retro collectables sale is taking place on Saturday at The Peace Memorial Hall, Pinfold Lane from 10am to 12 noon. Tables can be booked at a cost of £7. Admission is 50p and refreshments can be purchased during the morning. Proceeds for Welfare for Greyhounds. Enquiries contact Michelle between the hours of 9am and 5pm on 01902 742068 or Chris 5pm to 9pm on 07815 768618.

MONCKTON RECREATON CENTRE: The Motown Oldies Nights return on Saturday May 30. Music starts at 8.30pm to 2am. Ample free car parking and disabled facilities. Admission is £3 on the door with a late bar. Further details from 07956 028190.

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