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 meeting as well as the craft club sessions will be 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, mince pies and Prosecco. Remember to bring your own plate and glass 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 and at the new location 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

14th 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. 

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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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Meanwhile at the Allotment…

It has been a while since the last update, but the Gardening Girls are still here at the allotment. We just have been really busy.

Despite the odd weather this year we have had another successful summer. The raspberries have not disappointed, beans in abundance, yellow courgettes (they have quite a different taste) and Beetroot, which are delicious roasted or boiled.

On the other hand our experiments this summer remain very much that, sadly!! The peanuts and Okra made a short appearance but then faded away again and that was that. The aubergines were the best we have managed so far – just extremely small. And the loofahs are just hanging on, literally. But it was fun watching them all and we’ll try again next year if we can work out what went wrong this time round. This year it has been a learning curve again – but such great fun.

Although autumn harvesting is all but over, we have quite a few crops still growing: cabbages, brussels sprouts, parsnips, celeriac, jerusalem artichokes and leeks are all still looking promising. While we wait for them we have started the winter planting with broad beans and onions. We are also busy putting the rest of the plots to ‘bed’, weeding, digging and then covering with weed suppressant ready for a good sleep and recovery until spring.

Plans for next year include more fruit bushes, we removed a few that had not been productive. We will try peas again. Plus plant more flowers around the ‘upper terrace’, all from seed or propagation.

Trial crops will include spaghetti squash, ginger, Romanesco, plus anything else that springs to mind!! We look forward to next year, and in particular the ‘planning’ sessions at Farndon Fields!!

Happy Halloween!

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Dates for the Diary

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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Craft Club

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.

Book Club

11th November – The Book Club Group will be meeting at the Greenhouse Cafe at the Langton Garden Centre at the revised time of 2.30pmThe 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.

Monthly Meeting

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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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

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!

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. Unless anything drastic happens we are planning to celebrate at the Congregational Hall with a full programme of festive fun. So save the day! 

Happy New Year

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Craft Club

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.

Book Club

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

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. 

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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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December Social Evening – Make Your Own Christmas Wreath!

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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Dates for the Diary

Autumn has definitely started now with the leaves falling and a crisp feel to the air. The good news is that the weather seems to have a bit of sunshine left (no wonder after the somewhat dimm summer) so hopefully you’ll be able to enjoy the sunny autumn days.

Here is our programme up to Christmas and any variations to the regular times/locations are highlighted in Magenta. We hope that there is something in the programme for everyone to enjoy and look forward to seeing you at the events. 

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Craft Club

7th October, 7pm – The Craft Club will be back to it’s usual slot in the calendar from October. This month we will be sorting out and sewing up squares for the Harborough Crochet Christmas Tree Project. We’ll confirm time and location closer nearer the date.

Book Club

14th October, 2pm – The October meeting will take place on the 14th instead of the 11th to allow everyone to attend. The meeting will take place at the Greenhouse Cafe at the Langton Garden Centre and we will be discussing:

“A Dangerous Inheritance” by Alison Weir

Book Club October 2021

Monthly Meeting

27th October, 7.30 pm – In October we are very excited to welcome Petra Wenham from the Ipswich Cake and Revolution WI to speak at our monthly meeting. Petra made history when she was chosen for the cover story of WILife recently and will give a talk about her life and experiences as a transgender woman. This promises to be an interesting evening, so we hope you can all join us! Zoom access details will be distributed via email closer to the date.

31st October – Halloween

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Craft Club

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.

Book Club

11th November – The Book Club Group will be deciding time, location and book for November at the October meeting – details here in the next edition of ‘Dates for the Diary’

Monthly Meeting

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 activity filled evening for our November monthly meeting. No experience needed, just wear comfortable clothes and clear a bit of floor space to take part! 

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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 and spaces are limited, so watch out for the poster with the details coming out soon.

Book Club

9th December – The Book Club Group will be deciding time, location and book for December at the October meeting – details here in the next edition of ‘Dates for the Diary’

Monthly Meeting

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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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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October Social Event – Join us for an Italian Evening!

The Social Calendar is back! In October we will meet at Casa Nostra for an Italian Evening. To subscribe, please send an email to marketharboroughwi@gmail.com and pay your deposit of 5,- per person directly to the MHWI bank account with reference ITALIAN EVE.

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Dates for the Diary

Appologies for being late with this post! Hopefully your diaries are not too booked up to make room for our program for the next three months.

Great News: From October we will be starting our Social Events again! While the monthly meetings will stay on zoom for a few months yet, the Social Events are all about meeting in person. Two events are in the planning so far – an Italian Evening in October and a Christmas Wreath making session in December. Look out for separate announements with dates and details of how to sign up.

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Craft Club

After initially re-scheduling the September meeting, Craft Club have decided to change tack and meet for a social chat session at the Greenhouse Cafe at the Langton Garden Centre on 9th September at 2.30pm – bring your crafting project if you like.

Book Club

16th September, 2pm – The September meeting has also moved a bit from the 13th. It will again be held at the Greenhouse Cafe at the Langton’s Garden Centre. The book for the month will be

“One August Night” by Victoria Hislop

Book Club September 2021

Monthly Meeting

22nd September, 7.30 pm – September is the month for our AGM and as already advised in our recent email it has been decided to hold this again via Zoom due to the rising covid infections. So we’ll be organising an online voting solution and distribute the access details via email. But just because we are holding the meeting online does not mean that we are not planning some fun: There will be a quiz and prizes and a pre-view of the plans for the coming year too. 

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Craft Club

7th October – The Craft Club will be back to it’s usual slot in the calendar from October. This month we will be sorting out and sewing up squares for the Harborough Crochet Christmas Tree Project. We’ll confirm time and location closer nearer the date.

Book Club

14th October, 2pm – The October meeting will take place on the 14th instead of the 11th to allow everyone to attend. The meeting will take place at the Greenhouse Cafe at the Langton Garden Centre and we will be discussing:

“A Dangerous Inheritance” by Alison Weir

Book Club October 2021

Monthly Meeting

27th October, 7.30 pm – In October we are very excited to welcome Petra Wenham from the Ipswich Cake and Revolution WI to speak at our monthly meeting. Petra made history when she was chosen for the cover story of WILife recently and will give a talk about her life and experiences as a transgender woman. This promises to be an interesting evening, so we hope you can all join us!

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Craft Club

4th November – Back in the regular slot, the Craft Club will meet and continue work on the crochet project. Details of place and time will be send out to members in due course. If you would like to join the Craft Club get in touch!

Book Club

11th November – The group will be deciding time, location and book for November at the next meeting – details here in the next edition of ‘Dates for the Diary’

Monthly Meeting

24th November, 7.30 pm – Remember the Tai-Chi session with Tina Lloyd from My Senior Gym? According to our survey this was one of the most popular sessions and so we are planning another activity filled evening for our November monthly meeting. No experience needed, just wear comfortable clothes and clear a bit of floor space to take part! 

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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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