VALENTINE’S EVENING: On Friday February 14 there will be a Valentine’s themed evening – Country and Western Style – at Walton Community Centre in the President’s Hall at 7.30pm. All funds raised will be given to the Royal British Legion. A limited number of tickets are available at £7 per adult and £3 per child aged 5-15. This includes a homemade buffet supper with tea coffee or soft drink. Adults may bring in their own alcoholic drinks. The entertainment will be Pete Cash and the singing duo ‘Inkahoots’. Fancy dress is welcomed. The Stone Women’s Branch are organising the event and tickets are available from Pam, 01785 812561.
A NIGHT AT THE RACES CHARITY NIGHT: Stone Town Mayor, Councillor Mrs Jill Piggott, invites you to this event on Friday March 14. This event will take place at Walton Community Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 per person which includes a light supper. Bar facilities will be available. Proceeds are for the Mayor’s Charities: Katherine House Hospice, Stone and District Stroke Club and Oak Tree Farm Rural Project. Please book your tickets on 01785 619740. There will be another reminder nearer to the event.
U3A STROLLERS: The next meeting is on Wednesday February 5, leaving Walton Community Centre at 0930. The area to be walked is Great Haywood-Shugborough- followed by Canalside Tea Rooms. The mileage is 2½ to 3 miles with expected easy going.
If sharing a lift, please offer a contribution towards fuel costs. Contact Cath Britton, 01785 818885.
STONE WI: The meetings are held in Christchurch Centre at 2pm on the first Wednesday in the month, next one February 5. Chatwins bakers are the speakers and the competition to be judged is A Valentine Biscuit.
FARMERS’ MARKET: On Saturday in Stone High Street from 9am onwards.
STONE LIBRARY: On Tuesday February 4 from 12pm until 3pm there will be a free Job Support afternoon. There will be help with job search and careers advice, plus assistance with your CV, basic IT skills and interview techniques.
DROP INN CAFÉ LUNCHES: In St Michael’s Hall on Tuesdays between 11.30am until 1pm selling soup, tea, coffee and sandwiches.
CAR BOOT: On Sunday from 8.30am until 12noon. Inside stall £5 including a table outside £4 please provide your own table. Tea, coffee and light refreshments available. Contact Andrea, 01785 813461.
STONE RECORDED MUSIC SOCIETY: Next meeting on Friday February 7 in the building behind Walton Community Centre at 7.30pm when John Holt will narrate Flower Power.
ST DOMINIC’S SOCIAL CENTRE: Games of Bingo start at 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The evening is open to everyone; a cash bar is available.
THE SIGNPOST CENTRE: Is a drop-in centre which offers hospitality and free tea, coffee and toast. It is held in the Frank Jordan Centre, Lichfield Road, every weekday morning (except on Thursdays) from 9.30am until 1pm. There is someone to talk to about help in reducing your bills, or managing your money. Also advice on healthy living and, in an emergency, a food parcel. Contact 01785 812417.
STONE HISTORICAL AND CIVIC SOCIETY: The Society is working on a publication to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War. Their aim is to write a short account of all those men from Stone who were killed during the war or shortly afterwards as a result of injuries sustained and who are mentioned on the various memorials in the town. They are appealing for anyone with any information on the men to contact Steve Booth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STONE RAMBLERS’ GROUP: On Sunday February 2, Alrewas Two Rivers, leaving Westbridge Park 0900, contact 07830 109219. Also Wybunbury-Hough, leaving Westbridge park 0900, contact 07776 196552. Thursday February 6, Stafford Castle-Berry Ring, leaving Westbridge Park 0930, contact 01782 642872. Also Caer Caradoc-Lawley leaving Westbridge Park 0900, contact 01782 374444.
ST SAVIOUR’S CHURCH, ASTON BY STONE: A Hot Pot Supper is being held in Aston Village Hall on Saturday February 15 at 7pm for 7.30pm. Please bring your own drinks, glasses will be provided. Guest speakers Cathy and Paul Niblet. Admission by ticket only, £10, which includes a welcome drink. For tickets contact 01785 813838.