Would you believe it – it is only 8-odd weeks to go until Christmas! Where has this year disappeared to you ask? Well, it is not over yet and we still have a whole bunch of things on offer before the year end. And as this edition of the Dates for the Diary takes us into January as well you can have a peak at what lies just ahead once we have turned the corner into the new year. Most of the planned events can be held either in person or via Zoom so we are fully adaptable to whatever the winter will throw at us in the form of covid restrictions. But hopefully we’ll be able to hold more and more in-person meetings and eventually get back to a ‘normal’ schedule. Fingers crossed
And finally: Don’t forget the clocks are going back tonight!
Hope to see you all at one of our events!
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4th November, 7.00 pm – The Craft Club is back at the Hall and meeting in person. In November we will be making items to donate to the Christmas Charity Table at the Market – anything goes, bring a project that you can complete on the day while we enjoy a cuppa and a chat.
11th November – The Book Club Group will be meeting at the Greenhouse Cafe at the Langton Garden Centre at the revised time of 2.30pm. The theme for this month is books relating to the events of 9/11. Suggested choices are “Fall and Rise – The Story of 9/11” by Michael Zuacoff or “Nightingale Point” by Luan Goldie.
Alternatively members can choose their own favourite on the subject and bring it for discussion on the day.
18th November, 7.30pm – The Book Club is organising a Zoom Quiz open for everyone to join in. Questions will be prepared by the members of the book club – so if you like reading and quizzing, this one is for you. Zoom details will be sent out closer to the day.
24th November, 7.30 pm – Remember the Tai-Chi session? According to our survey this was one of the most popular sessions and so we are planning another excercise evening for our November monthly meeting. This one will be lead by Lou Perry, a personal trainer specialising in excercise and training for the over 50’s. No experience needed – just wear comfortable clothes and shoes. We are hoping to hold this session in person at the Congregational Hall, but will confirm this closer to the date.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
It’s the thing with Yarn Bombs – you never know when they’ll pop up somewhere. The Market Harborough Crochet Christmas Tree will be ‘popping’ up in the High Street sometime in December, so keep an eye out for it. And if you are one of the many that have contributed squares to the tree then have a look to see if you can see yours up on the tree!
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.
The Book Club Group will be meeting at the Greenhouse Cafe at the Langton Garden Centre at 2.30pm.
15th December, 7.30pm – As usual our Christmas Party will take place a week earlier than the usual monthly meeting slot. Unless anything drastic happens we are planning to celebrate at the Congregational Hall with a full programme of festive fun. So save the day!
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6th January, 7pm – The first meeting of the year will be a knit and natter meeting where we catch up and plan the program for the next few months. Join us for a brew and bring your recent projects to show the group! And of course bring along a pile of ideas of what we could be crafting this year.
10th January, 7.30pm – Have you received a lot of books for Christmas? Then why not join the book club to discuss them and exchange ideas for further reading. Save the date – further details will be posted here in the next edition of Dates for the Diary
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.
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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!