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Penkridge - week beginning December 5

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: December 04, 2013

By Debbie Cooper

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ST MICHAEL’S FIRST SCHOOL: The children’s coffee morning is tomorrow from 9.30am and the school end of term disco is on Tuesday. On Wednesday pupils will be singing in the market place and Keele University will be holding an energy workshop in school for Year Four pupils. The recent sponsored dance raised £577 which will be donated to the Malinda Primary School in Kenya.

WOLGARSTON HIGH SCHOOL: Business students will be at the market on Saturday to sell the products of their labours of the past few months. They have created a range of tie dyed T-shirts and hope to boost their business funds from the sale. The success of the event is also part of their studies. The Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party is this afternoon from 4.30pm to 6.30pm and tomorrow the sixth form history students will be visiting the University of Birmingham. At a recent assembly sixth form students all wore moustaches to support the Wolgarston Staff Movember team. £167.22 was raised which will be added to the Movember pot.

ST MICHAEL’S AND ALL ANGELS CHURCH: A traditional family children’s Christmas party is being held on Saturday in the church hall from 3pm to 5pm. Includes jelly and ice cream, games and visit to Santa and present. Cost £5 each child. Penkridge Voices will be performing in church on the evening at 7.30pm, tickets are £5, and The Salvation Army will be in church for a service on Monday at 7.30pm. Calendars in aid of the Organ Restoration Appeal are on sale at £2.50 each from any committee member. The Wednesday ‘drop-in’ is from 1.30pm onwards in the church hall and church office to discuss weddings, baptisms and funerals is also on Wednesday from 5.30pm to 7pm. Practice sessions for the Christmas performance of ‘Star Gazers’ are currently being held on Saturdays at 4pm.

TAI CHI CHI KING: Penkridge Tai Chi for the over 50’s class is on Wednesday’s from 10.15am at the Methodist Church Hall. Contact 01785 712375 for more information. Run in conjunction with Staffs County Council Wellbeing Fund.

CRAFT CLUB: The craft club which is run by members of the village WI is at the Haling Dene Centre on Friday’s at 7.30pm. Cost £2. More details from Margaret Smallman on 01785 712113 or Sandra Bailey on 01785 712468 or just turn up.

CONCERT: The Peace Memorial Hall is the venue for a band and carol evening with The Wilnecote St John Band on Saturday December 14. Doors open at 7pm, performance starts at 7.30pm. Raffle proceeds to the hall fund. Tickets can be purchased from Val Webb on 01785 713284, and are non-refundable.

PRINCEFIELD FIRST SCHOOL: The pupils have been putting together a shoe box for the International Appeal and have ninety nine boxes ready for collection. The collection for Children in Need raised £267.60. The PSA are holding a Christmas shop on Monday.

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

PINFOLD PINK: The December meeting will be a social evening taking place at The Bridgehouse Hotel in Penkridge on Tuesday December 17. Further details from Jan on 01785 711124.

ROUND TABLE: Santa’s Sleigh will be at the Co-operative Food Store on the A449 on Sunday during the day and will then travel around the Wheaton Aston area during the evening. The tour will continue around Acton Trussell on Monday evening, Bednall, Dunston and Bradley on Tuesday evening, Huntington on Wednesday evening and return to Penkridge on Thursday evening around the North East area of Saxon Road, Norman Road and the Cherrybrook estate.

Anyone who would like to join the sleigh tour to help should speak to any Round Table member.

MIDDLE SCHOOL: Pupils in Years five and six will be visiting the theatre today for their Christmas trip and just Year five pupils will participate in an India Day on Wednesday when they will have the opportunity to have their hands henna painted, take part in either an Indian cookery workshop or a Bhangra Dance workshop and watch a presentation on an Indian wedding.

DOBBIES: Festive Foodie demonstrations with inspiring ideas for Christmas dinner will take place tonight. Entrance is £1 and includes a glass of fizz. Visits to Santa’s grotto up to December 24 can now be booked on line at a cost of £6 per child. A photographer will also be in attendance.

WIDOWS CLUB: Members meet on alternate Mondays at the Haling Dene Centre 10am to 12 noon and have regular guest speakers. Transport to the meetings can be arranged and new members are welcome. Vee Jackson is the Chairperson and can be contacted on 01785 840256 or Secretary Gill Peacham on 01785 715551.

LOWER DRAYTON FARM: The Christmas Winter Wonderland is now open each weekend from 10am to 4pm. (last admission) Entry is £5 for children which includes a meet with Santa in his grotto. Further details please contact Val on info@lowerdraytonfarm.co.uk or call 07817 691352.

CHRISTMAS FAIR: The Peace Memorial Hall Committee are holding their annual fair on Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm. Stalls, tombola, games, refreshments. Stalls will be manned by local organisations and charities. Further details from Ann on 01785 712085.

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