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Stone District - week beginning May 15

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: May 15, 2014

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NIGHT OF COMEDY: This will take place tomorrow evening at Barlaston Golf Club. Tickets (in advance only) cost £12 each and can be booked by Emailing danny@relayconsultancy.co.uk or phone 07795 556961. Rob Rouse tops the bill, supported by Mickey Sharma, Aaron Twitchen and others. This event is restricted to over 18s only. Doors open 7pm, event starts at 8pm.

HERONS WI: The meeting in the Methodist Church Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday, May 21 will take the form of a 'Pamper Evening'. We’ll be doing hair, nails, makeup and all things from the dressing table. Pick up some tips and tricks from the professionals and try out your newly found techniques. It’ll be a beautiful competition this month: Bring with you a beauty recipe or a beauty product you have made.


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LOTTERY: The jackpot is now £106 and there's more chance of winning than in the National Lottery - ask Angela Elkin, who won in April - and all proceeds go towards improving facilities in the village. The more people in it, the more there is to win. To join, contact Andrea by text on 07715 810077, phone 01889 270280, or email andrea@mobell.com

POP UP BAR AND BEETLE DRIVE: This will take place tomorrow in the Village Hall from 6.30pm. Ticket are £5 adults, £3 children and family ticket £15. Ticket prizes include Pizza.


BEST KEPT VILLAGE: As in previous year's we will be running a Gardens Competition alongside the Best Kept Village efforts. This year Mr Brian Spencer from Paradise Nurseries in Tean, will be the judge. Categories are small front garden; large front garden; tubs and baskets and verge appeal. No formal application is necessary to take part. Brian will simply walk around the village looking at gardens from the pavements. Judging is scheduled to take part over the last weekend in June, depending on the weather. The results will be announced, and prizes given, at Fulfest 14.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE SHOULDER: On Saturday May 24, Sarah Miller will be performing live. Sarah is an accomplished vocalist and guitarist. Be sure to get there early for what promises to be a very good evening's entertainment.


PARISH COUNCIL: The date of the Parish Council Annual Meeting and May Meeting has been changed to TUESDAY, May 20 at 7pm instead of Wednesday, May 28.


PRE-SCHOOL: It is now a year since Green Lea School and Pre-School went into partnership and already the results are showing. Transition from Pre-School to School is seamless as the children already know the staff and the environment and have also joined with school for several activities including the Christmas Party, Children in Need, Sports Relief and World Book Day. This coming year we shall be organising several fundraising events to provide Pre-School with their own permanent space.

PRODUCE GUILD: Mrs Barbara Egerton will be speaking on Beekeeping at the meeting in the Village Hall at 8pm on Thursday, May 22. Visitors and new members are always welcome. For more information contact Mike Baggaley on 01889 505209 or m_baggaley@btinternet.com

QUIZ NIGHT: Next Tuesday, at 8pm for an 8.30 start there will be another of the Green Man's famous Quiz nights. A maximum of four players per team are allowed, at £2 per player, with light refreshments provided and prizes for the winning team. It's always a good evening, so why not join in the fun?

PARISH COUNCIL: The meeting next Wednesday is the Annual Parish Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Council. It will take place in the Village Hall at 7.30pm. All residents are welcome to attend.


RAINBOWS: The 1st Oulton Rainbow Group meets at the Village Hall on Wednesday afternoon (term-time only) from 5.30-6.30pm. Girls aged between 5 and 7 are invited to join the group for after school games and activities. Visit www.rainbows.girlguiding.org.uk for further information.


ALL SAINTS' CHURCH: To raise money for the Restoration fund there will be a quiz and a walk around stone on Sunday. Tickets, priced £5, are available from David Bradley, 01785 819151. Those taking part should meet on Westbridge Park, Stone at 2pm.

WI: The meeting next Wednesday will be the Annual Meeting and we shall also discuss the Resolution to go forward to Council, which this year is 'Organ Donation'. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings. We are a lively and dynamic group of ladies, who enjoy fun, friendship and socialising, as well as delicious refreshments. For more details call Kathy Bradley on 01889 508416.

BELLRINGERS: We continue to improve and learn new methods and more of our beginners have progressed to be able to ring for services. Some necessary maintenance has been carried out on a few of the bells, thanks to Mike and Ken. Next month we shall start practising our method for the North Staffs Association of Churchbell Ringers Striking Contest at Dilhorne. For more information contact Paul Stringer, or come along to a practice evening (Mondays for those with no experience, Thursdays for those with some previous experience.)


TWO SAINTS’ WAY PILGRIMAGE: Stoke to Stone Saturday, May 17. Join us to walk a section of the Two Saints Way. We shall be departing from Stoke Minster at 10am and hope to arrive at St Michael’s, Stone around 4pm after walking 12 miles. Or join us for part of the walk, such as the 7.4 miles from Stoke to Tittensor, where we will be having lunch. Walkers are encouraged to leave their cars at Tittensor Church at 9.30am and share lifts to Stoke Minster, where parking is limited. We will use public transport to return from Stone. Walking shoes/boots are required. Bring a packed lunch. Please inform Philip Swan if you will be taking part, on 07857 703303 or worldmission@lichfield.anglican.org. This will enable us to make arrangements for transport.

For details of the route and parking on the day please contact Paul Graetz - (07973 295314).


WI: The Next Meeting will be on Monday at 7.30 p.m. in the Village Hall. It will take the form of a short Annual Meeting, followed by a cheese and wine evening. The competition for the Rose Deag Bowl will be a Collage of Staffordshire photos. For more information call Jean Powell 01782 796639

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