Reminder: Monthly Meeting on 26th January!

If January is the month that leaves you a bit depressed or out of sorts then we hope you’ll find our January session helpful. We are kicking the program for the New Year off with a talk by Carmen Harrington about the benefits of Hypnotherapie and how the technique can help restore balance and calm in times of stress.

And remember – this meeting will take place at the new location!

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Craft Club is moving to a new location!

The MHWI Craft Club is all set to resume in-person meetings and has found a new home at the Methodist Church on Northampton Row.

We’ll be meeting on the first Thursday of the month from 7.00pm to 9.00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for our crafting session. Members pay a small charge to contribute to the room hire in addition to the cost of any materials.

Check out the Programme for 2022 here and if you would like to join just get in touch at marketharboroughwi@gmail.com!

Dates for the Diary

Happy New Year to you all! We hope you have all enjoyed a lovely Christmas with your friends and families and have safely arrived in 2022. Let’s hope this year will see us going back to some normality in our daily lives. 

We have an interesting program lined up for you in the last three months of the membership year and hope to see you all at one of the meetings or social events. As always, changes to the regular meeting times or locations for any of the club activities are noted in pink. And remember that the monthly meetings will be held at the Church Hall of Our Lady of Victories in Fairfield Road from this month! 

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Craft Club

6th January, 2.30pm – The first meeting of the year will see the craft club getting together at the Greenhouse Cafe at the Langton Garden Centre for coffee and a planning meeting to decide on a meeting location for the rest of the year. Bring your knitting if you like!

Book Club

13th January, 2.30pm –  The Book Club is now settling down in the diary on the 2nd Thursday of the month and will continue to meet at the Greenhouse Cafe at the Langton Garden Centre. The January Book of the Month will be ‘The Guest List’ by Lucy Foley.

The Guest List

January Social Event

19th January, 7pm – For our next social event we will be meeting at the Bulls Head in Clipston for Dinner and an evening of Skittles. Participants need to make sure that they have submitted their dinner choice by 10th January at the latest. And if you have not already signed up for this event, please email marketharboroughwi@gmail.com for details. 

Monthly Meeting

26th January, 7.30pm – If January is the month that leaves you a bit depressed or out of sorts then we hope you’ll find our January session helpful. We are kicking the program for the New Year off with a talk by Carmen Harrington about the benefits of Hypnotherapie and how the technique can help restore balance and calm in times of stress. And remember – this meeting will take place at the new location!

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Craft Club

3rd February, 7pm – Save the day and watch this space! We’ll kick off the Craft Club program for the year and will update you with the plans and location as soon as possible.

Book Club

10th February, 2.30pm –  The February Book of the Month will be ‘I Am an Island’ by Tamsin Calidas

Book Club February 2022

The Book Club will be meeting as usual at the Greenhouse Cafe at the Langton Garden Centre.

Monthly Meeting

23rd February, 7.30pm – Our February monthly meeting will be just the thing to get you started on a good wardrobe rediscovery journey in time for spring. We have planned a session with Annette from Colourworks, who is going to give a presentation on the various colours that suit people and then will talk about “Green and Glam” which involves tips on recycling our wardrobes, how to reuse some of our existing clothes and tips on how to restyle them.  

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Craft Club

3rd March, 7pm – Save the day and watch this space! We’ll kick off the Craft Club program for the year and will update you with the plans and location as soon as possible.

Book Club

10th March, 2.30pm –  The Book of the Month for March will be ‘The Glorious Guiness Girls’ by Emi Hourican

Book Club March 2022

The Book Club will be meeting as usual at the Greenhouse Cafe at the Langton Garden Centre.

Monthly Meeting

23rd March, 7.30pm – In March we will welcome Yuko Dixon, who lives in Leicestershire and runs a Japanese Dining Sevice and Cookery School. Yuko will give us an introduction to Japanese culture and then a cooking demonstration – and of course you’ll be able to sample her dishes! Just so that we can plan the amount of food required we will ask you to let us know if you are coming nearer the time.

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We’ll be updating the ‘Dates for the Diary’ post on a monthly basis, so keep an eye on the website for the latest news. And please remember to let us know if your contact details change so that you won’t be missing out!

 

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Only 6 Days to go until…

…the Market Harborough WI Christmas Party!

Remember to bring the items noted on your invitation: Pen, Plate and your own drink. Due to the corona virus implications we are NOT going to do a Dutch Dinner as usual, but will be providing mince pies and chocolates. So there is no need to bring any food.

See you next Wednesday!

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Weaving the Christmas Spirit

Member of the Market Harborough WI spent an enjoyable evening this week making their own Christmas Wreath.

Expertly guided by Florist Heather (Flowers By Heather | Facebook) we learned how to built up the greenery before choosing from an extensive assortment of natural and ready made decorations.

We learned about Hands, Fingers and Ys (the shapes of the greenery) and the rule of three and five (never use even numbers for the decoration as it makes the finished item look awkwardly square). Once we got into the spirit of the thing an amazing creativity took hold. Needless to say that there are now a number of houses in the area with lovely wreath hanging on the doors.

And remember – our next event will be the MHWI Christmas Party on the 15th December where we look forward to welcoming our members at the Congregational Hall to mince pies and festive fun.

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Dates for the Diary

Our first in-person meeting back at the Congregational Hall went really well – even if attendees spent more time chatting after the excercise session than actually training… It is just so nice to meet people again!

The big news of the month is that we will be moving in January to a new meeting location. The monthly meetings will be held at the Church Hall of Our Lady of Victories in Fairfield Road. So our Christmas Party on the 15th December will be the last meeting at the old premises and we hope you’ll all attend so that we can say good-bye in style. 

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Craft Club

2nd December, 7.30pm – The Craft Club is joining forces with the Social Event Team for a Christmas Wreath Making Workshop. To take part you’ll need to sign up by sending an email to marketharboroughwi@gmail.com. The cost per person is £ 30.00 and includes all materials. The deadline for subscription is the first week of November, so don’t leave it too late as spaces are limited.

The Market Harborough Crochet Christmas Tree

Market Harborough Crochet Christmas Tree

The Tree is up – and it even made the BBC News! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-59475567. Well done to Fiona, Clare and Carmen for pulling this off! And if you are one of the many that have contributed squares to the tree then have a look to see if you can spot yours up on the tree!

Book Club

9th December – The theme for the December meeting is ‘Food’. Members can choose their own favourite or read the Club suggestion: “Scoff” by Pen Vogler.

Book Club December 2

The Book Club Group will be meeting at the Greenhouse Cafe at the Langton Garden Centre at 2.30pm.

Monthly Meeting

Merry Christmas

15th December, 7.30pm – As usual our Christmas Party will take place a week earlier than the usual monthly meeting slot. We are planning to celebrate at the Congregational Hall with a full programme of festive fun and mince pies. Remember to bring your own plate, glass and drink and check through the covid-safe meeting protocol before you come to make sure the meeting is as safe as possible for everyone.

Happy New Year

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Craft Club

6th January, 7pm – The first meeting of the year will see the craft club trying out silk painting on a small sample piece. All materials will be provided, so any members interested to join the craft club should please email marketharboroughwi@gmail.com in advance so we can make sure to have enough to go round.

Book Club

13th January, 2.30pm –  The January Book of the Month will be ‘The Guest List’ by Lucy Foley.

The Guest List

The Book Club will be meeting as usual at the Greenhouse Cafe at the Langton Garden Centre.

Monthly Meeting

26th January, 7.30pm – If January is the month that leaves you a bit depressed or out of sorts then we hope you’ll find our January session helpful. We are kicking the program for the New Year off with a talk by Carmen Harrington about the benefits of Hypnotherapie and how the technique can help restore balance and calm in times of stress. And remember – this meeting will take place at the new location!

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We’ll be updating the ‘Dates for the Diary’ post on a monthly basis, so keep an eye on the website for the latest news. And please remember to let us know if your contact details change so that you won’t be missing out!

 

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We are back in the Congregational Hall for the November Monthly Meeting!

It has been some time, but we are finally going back to meeting in person at the Congregational Hall on 24th November at 7.30pm!

Our next Monthly Meeting will feature a Resistance Band Work Out with Personal Trainer Lou Perry. No experience required – just wear loose fitting clothes and trainers and bring an excercise mat or towel and your own drink.

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As this is the first in-person meeting, the committee have spent some time working through a risk assessment and putting together Covid-19 Safety Guidance. Click here to go to the Covid-19 Safety page on this website. Please read the guidance at your leisure before the meeting and if you have any questions feel free to get in touch with any of the committee members or by email at marketharboroughwi@gmail.com

Hope to see you all at the meeting!

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You are invited to a Quiz Night!

The Book Club is inviting all members of the Market Harborough WI to a Zoom Quiz Night on Thursday, 18th November at 7.30pm

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Questions will be put by the regular Book Club Members and the evening is open to all members. So No – you don’t have to be a member of the Book Club and No – you don’t have to be a book worm to take part.

Just get yourself a cuppa (or something stronger), line up pen and paper and join in – Zoom Access details have been sent out by email. Get in touch at marketharboroughwi@gmail.com if you have not received it.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Christmas is coming! Get ready to make your own Wreath!

The first frost is on the roofs and it is just over 7 weeks till Christmas is upon us. There are still a few places left at our Christmas Wreath Workshop on the 2nd of December – why not sign up and kick the season off in your own style! See below for details or email marketharboroughwi@gmail.com. But hurry – the deadline for subscriptions is the 5th November!

Join us for a fun seasonal social evening together with the craft club and make your own Christmas Wreath. Places are limited, so sign up as soon as possible by sending an email to marketharboroughwi@gmail.com. We’ll send you the payment instruction by return email. Subscriptions must be paid in advance and the deadline for joining up is the 5th November 2021.

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