Can you sew? Help urgently needed for a charity

Christine Lucas has over 1000 knitted squares that she needs sewn into blankets for the poor in Belarus.  Every year someone she knows takes a truck over with desks for schools and all sorts of other things that really help them out. The truck is going in March and she is overwhelmed with so many squares to sew. So it anyone is prepared to help her they can contact her on phone no: 0116 279874. From what she was telling a committee member, it sounds like a good cause


Help us to remove the old Facebook group

Are you still a member of the original MHWI Facebook group?  If so, we would like you to remove yourself, and follow us on the new group.  Then we can close the old group.  About 30 people still need to do this.

14 Jan
Dear All,By the way, if you have not yet removed yourself from the old Market Harborough WI facebook group (for those who weren’t there at the last committee meeting, we need to do this in order to close the old group), please do the following:

1. Go to your newsfeed page in Facebook
2. You will see the groups you belong to listed on the left hand side of the page
3. Move your cursor to the right hand side of the “Market Harborough WI” listing and go to the righthand side of the screen, to the cogged wheel icon.
4. Click on the cogand several options should appear. The bottom one will be “Leave Group”.
5. Select that option and follow the prompts to confirm.
6. If that doesn’t work, consult a teenager.

Diary date – coffee time – Saturday 5 July – crafty items needed

Put this date in your diaries and bring along family and friends.  Our major fund raising even this year will be on Saturday 5 July 2014 in the Market Harborough Theatre Lounge.

In the meantime, if you have a crafty hobby and would like to while away these dark winter days and evenings making items to donate to sell, then get going now.  Whilst we hope members will donate items, small amounts of expenses for materials can be reimbursed.

So whatever your hobby, get knitting, sewing, crocheting, card making or whatever your skill, now!


Members try out Tai Chi

Tai Chi, Jan 14 (6)-w500-h500Laraine Tucker, String of Pearls Tai Chi, gave members a detailed insight into the art of Tai Chi last night.  Throughout the evening, Laraine expertly demonstrated several sequences of Tai Chi movements to music, amazing members with her gracefulness.  Members also had the opportunity to practise this ancient art themselves, initially working on their stance, then into thinking about relaxation before practising some basic movements.

Laraine explained that Tai Chi not only keeps the body really supple, often being practised on a daily basis outdoors in China, but also gives it the chance to rebalance and help relieve problems with aches, pains and joints.  She added that many of the movements are based on the way animals move.  Check out her website for more details, plus the courses she offers (see link above).

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Laraine also mentioned a colleague, Paul Maslowski, who offers Tai Chi classes in Market Harborough at the Methodist Church Hall, organised by the Workers’ Educational Association – call 01509 268636 for more details.


Make a pork pie night – deposits needed

pork pie-w500-h500On Thursday 13 February, there will be  another visit to Waterloo Cottage Farm, Great Oxendon, starting at 7 pm.  The first visit was very successful – members made sausages!    This time members will find out how pork pies are made and be able to have a go at helping to make one.  The cost is £20, to include a pork pie to take home,  £5 deposit needed by Wednesday 22 January 2014 (to Evanda – Social Secretary or Val or Sarah, Joint Treasurers).

Dance the night away – Magic of Motown

Members and non-members are invited to join us to dance the night away on Friday 28 March, 7.30 pm at De Montfort Hall, Leicester with the Magic of Motown

Touring show from the USA.  I have seen them before and can’t wait to see them again, intending to dance away all night this time!  36 back-to-back massive Motown hits.  Five-star performances authentically reviving the style and sophistication of all the Detroit legends – the Temptations, Supremes, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie and more. Dazzling dance moves, glittering costumes galore and – tighter than the Funk Brothers in their prime – the incredible Magic of Motown band. Don’t miss the show of the year… just call its name and you’ll be there.

Cash or cheque for £18.75 per person to Helen Salisbury Committee Member or Valerie Hitchcox, Treasurer by the next monthly meeting, Wednesday 22 January 2014