What's On

Listings of coming events in and around Llangadog, Capel Gwynfe and Bethlehem

Every care is taken in compiling this list of What's On and all details given below are believed to be correct, but dates, times, etc can change. Details can be checked by ringing the numbers given.

 

Do you have any news or upcoming events that you would like to see listed on this website?

If so, look out for Caron, in the computer corner at Llangadog Post Office.

She will be collecting information for inclusion on the website, so go over and say hello!

Caron is currently working on a Monday and Wednesday and is also involved with the Llangadog Hall Committee, therefore she will try to pop into the post office as regularly as she can in between her other roles.  She is still updating the website from home to keep it as up to date as possible. 

Please send any information to her at her email address caronthomas55@yahoo.com

 

Events at Bethlehem Hall

http://bethlehemhall.wales

 

JANUARY IN BETHLEHEM HALL

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda - Happy New Year to all friends, supporters and volunteers of Bethlehem Hall!
After a very busy December, things quieten down a little in January.

Yoga sessions resume on Tuesday 8th, the community defibrillator will be installed on Thursday 10th, when Heart Wales will be holding a short course for volunteers who wish to train to use it should the need arise, the January supper takes place on Friday 11th, and the monthly quiz will be on Monday 14th, so still plenty happening at the little hall in the first few weeks of January.

To everyone who expressed an interest in defibrillator training, we will be sending out a reminder next week.

We are now taking bookings for the first supper of 2019,( on Friday 11th at 7.30pm.)  As always, we can only cater for a limited number so it’s best to book early.

The two course supper consists of a choice of main course - either chicken in a creamy Madeira sauce, or the non meat option of leek, mushroom and cannellini bean hot pot in a white wine and cream sauce, both served with fresh seasonal vegetables and crusty bread. Pudding options are either white chocolate, cranberry ...and pine nut blondies with a cranberry and vanilla bean compote and cream, or Welsh Mist - fresh raspberries soaked in Penderyn whisky, topped with a swirl of crushed home made meringues and cream, and finished with toasted almonds and chocolate honeycomb. £13 per person to include filter coffee/tea/green tea and truffles.

The bar will be serving a selection of fizz, wines, including a delicious new dessert wine, beers, lagers, ciders, and soft drinks. Arrive from 7pm.

To book, simply email niaclement0@gmail.com or phone Nia on 01550 777254.

Despite it being just the start of the year, we have some interesting events in the pipeline for 2019, which will hopefully bring the community together and prove to be very entertaining and fun at the same time.

Watch this space!

Nia, Andy, Pam, Wyn, Rose and Chris.

 

 

CALLING ALL LOCAL ARTISTS/CRAFTSPEOPLE IN BETHLEHEM

We are hoping to expand our range of locally produced merchandise, on a Bethlehem theme.

We already have cards designed by both Julie Brenan and Des Oldfield, featuring interpretations of Bethlehem scenes, Chris Brown has made enamelled pendants with the Bethlehem star as the focal, and Kate Glanville is producing a limited number of mugs for us.

We are selling pendants, mugs etc. on a sale or return basis, with a percentage of the sale price going to the hall. December is always very busy in the hall, with Christmas card stamping taking place right up until the last posting dates, so it's an ideal opportunity sell your work to a wider customer base.

If you feel you have anything you'd like to contribute, then please get in touch with either myself, or any of the other committee members - Pam, Andy, Wyn, Rose or Chris.

Many Thanks, Nia
niaclement0@gmail.com - 01550 777254

 

Hiring Bethlehem Hall

If you want to book the hall for events, then get in touch with Nia who is now managing the bookings.
You can contact her on niaclement0@gmail.com or by phone 01550 777254 or mobile 07747021462.

 

NEUADD BETHLEHEM HALL YOUTH GROUP

Good news for Bethlehem and the surrounding community! There are more children and young people living here now than for quite a few years, so the time is absolutely right to start up a regular youth group at the hall.

Starting on Friday September 28th, the group will meet on the last Friday of every month, from 6-8pm. It's open to all children in the area, aged 7 years and upwards. The cost is £2 per child, per session - this will include squash and biscuits. There will also be a small tuck shop available, selling soft drinks and snacks.

The sessions are being organised by Hannah so contact her for more details - 07495 250346.

 

 

BETHLEHEM MUGS

Our super duper new Bethlehem mugs have literally just been delivered, aren't they lovely?

Available in the hall, price just £5.

A big thank you to Geoff for letting us use his lovely sketch of the Old School, and for his painstaking work in preparing the image ready for printing. Also to Sue who drove a hard bargain with the company, ensuring we got the best possible deal!

 

Bethlehem Notebooks

Look at our new notebook!

In addition to the ever popular Bethlehem jute bag (we actually sold out of them in the run up to Christmas!), we will now be selling new merchandise in 2018, and look what landed on the doorstep a few days ago - really gorgeous notebooks, fabulous quality, complete with the famous Bethlehem star.

They will be available at the hall when the café starts up again at the end of April, as well as at other community events such as the quiz, suppers etc.

Priced at £4.50, they are perfect for keeping in your bag, and they would make great little gifts, a special little reminder of a special little place.

 

 

 


Upcoming Events at Gwynfe

For anyone who would like to come along to the  AGM  of Gwynfe Community Association, please note that it will be held on Monday, 14th January at 7pm in the village hall.

The Murder Mystery evening at Gwynfe Community Hall has had to be rearranged due to the unavailability of a key cast member. We are actively negotiating an alternative date and hope to offer you this very shortly.

Gwynfe Show Committee will hold their annual  Dinner  on Saturday, 19th January (provisionally booked for the White Hart Hotel, Llandeilo).  Please contact Sarah for more information on 01550-740612.

A HUGE thank-you to those of you who already support us through easyfundraising.com and have so far raised nearly £400 for the village hall.  For those who have not signed up yet, here's an opportunity to become involved prior to your on-line Christmas shopping... Help Gwynfe Community Hall raise FREE funds whenever you shop online by signing up to #easyfundraising . It doesn't cost any extra and you'll be helping to make a real difference with every purchase you make. It's great and so easy! To find out more, visit  https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/1563DV 

Finally, many households in and around Gwynfe have a copy of the excellent Gwynfe Community Map of our lovely village and surrounding area.  There are now very few of these maps left and we are thinking of re-commissioning a new batch.  Please let us know if you would be interested in being able to purchase more maps - perhaps a new copy to replace your dog-eared one, or perhaps extra ones to give to family, friends or other members of the community.

Gwynfe Defibrillator

On a completely different topic...as many of you will be aware, Gwynfe Community Hall houses a defibrillator , which is available 24/7 in the entrance hall.  This medical resource is supported financially by Llangadog Community Council.  It can be used by anyone in or near Gwynfe who suspects they may be dealing with an adult in cardiac arrest

The machine is designed to be used by anyone (whether they are familiar with the equipment or not) and a built-in loudspeaker directs the user how to use the equipment, step by step. A number of Gwynfe residents who live near the hall have agreed to be contact points for anyone who needs to receive the defibrillator on an urgent basis. 

A new/refresher course on how to use the defibrillator may be run shortly in the hall for anyone who would like to attend.  Please check for news of a course.

Finally, anyone who wishes to be sure of the location of a property (in Gwynfe) before they set off with the defibrillator can check the map mounted in a frame alongside the road just outside the hall (by the Three Kites statue).  We are looking into the possibility of having a spare map attached to the defib box for anyone to take with them in an emergency.

 

 

Cadog Film Club

We run two types of event, always in the evening and in the Llangadog Community Hall:

• on the first Saturday of every month from October to May we show a film that has broad appeal

• on the third Friday of every month from October to April we show something less well-known that has been highly rated – we call these evenings “Buffs' Nights”.

The Saturday events are as much social as about the film. Everyone coming brings a plate of food to share and we have a buffet meal at tables, with wine and soft drinks available to buy. We sit and chat for an hour or so before clearing everything away and enjoying the film.

On Fridays we meet for half an hour or so before the film for drinks and nibbles.

The easiest way to join is to come to a Friday or Saturday event and sign up at the door. Membership is £5 per season per person (there is a minimum age limit for paid-up members of 16).

TICKETS cost £5 per person per film, payable at the door.

NON-MEMBERS are welcome, maybe visitors or friends of members who would like to see the show, or under 16s if the film is legal for them to see. Non-members' tickets are £6.

OTHERWISE you can contact the Club's Secretary by e-mail – cadogfilmclub@aol.com

Our website is at http://cadogfilmclub.org.uk/

 

 

Dinefwr Ramblers

Dinefwr Ramblers is the Ramblers group for the Llandeilo, Llandovery and Ammanford areas. The first three walks with the group will be free of charge and afterwards becoming a member of the Ramblers will provide many benefits and give support to a charity dedicated to promoting walking.

Further information on these and a wide variety of other easier walks organised by Dinefwr Ramblers, including contact details for the leaders, will be found on the website www.dinefwr Ramblers.org.uk and in The Post's Events section. 

 

Llangadog Gardening Association

Llangadog Gardening Association meets at 7.30pm on the last Wednesday of every month in Llangadog Community Centre. We have a varied programme of speakers, trips and events throughout the year. Contact Helen Williams on 01550-777719 for further details.