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, please send any information to Caron at her email address caronthomas55@yahoo.com

Caron is updating the Community Website, as and when she can, but due to the other commitments that she has with the Community Hall (which has become very busy) she is not able to visit the Post Office to collect information as often as she'd like.   

She is happy to still receive anything via email to insert / delete onto the site at any time!  She is still updating from home and will try and get up to the Post Office in the very near future.  Many thanks.

 

Events at Bethlehem Hall

http://bethlehemhall.wales

 

 

CHRISTMAS STAMPING AT BETHLEHEM HALL

Yes, it's that time of year again - the annual Christmas Card stamping at the hall.

We will be opening the hall daily, 10am-4pm, from Friday December 6th through to the last posting day Friday December 20th for stamping visitors' cards, selling merchandise, and serving coffee/tea and mince pies etc

Although some days are quiet, we do get visitors from across the UK calling by to get their cards stamped with the distinctive Bethlehem mark, as well as local individuals and groups, so it can get quite busy, especially at weekends.

The café will be open on both Sundays,12-3pm, serving home made soups, cakes etc, so again, if anyone would like to lend a hand with that, then it would be much appreciated.

These two weeks in December bring in much needed income for the hall through not only the stamping, but sales of merchandise and produce, and we found that many people who visited last year, returned over the summer to eat at the Sunday café, thus boosting our funds further.

Diolch yn fawr, Nia and team.
niaclement0@gmail.com - 01550 777254

 

DECEMBER AT BETHLEHEM HALL

Hi Everyone,

Here's a reminder of everything happening at the hall during December. 

Before then though, Sian will be holding her last Vinyasa Flow Yoga session of the year in Bethlehem tomorrow afternoon at 3 pm. She does have other classes in the area so contact Sian if you'd like more information - 07880 686888.

Friday 6th - Friday 20th - Christmas Card Stamping, 10am-4pm every day. Come along to have your cards stamped with the iconic Bethlehem star stamp, and enjoy a cuppa and cake with us. We will have postage stamps available for you to buy, as well as range of very distinctive Bethlehem merchandise and produce. We've already met some lovely people from all over the UK who are very appreciative of the service offered in the run-up to Christmas.

Friday 13th, 7pm - Community and Carols evening at the hall. It's a chance for people to get together for an informal evening of socialising (with free refreshments and nibbles), and hopefully some impromptu carol singing. Everyone is welcome to come along, so tell your friends and neighbours, and bring the family.

Sunday 15th - Café open 12-3 pm, menu details nearer the time, but there will be a choice of three home made soups this week, and (maybe) a chocolate orange cake.

Saturday 21st, afternoon - Parti Plant Bethlehem - the Children's Christmas Party. Again, more details nearer the time but the afternoon party is open to all local children, and promises to be a lot of fun, with games, food and drink, and goodies for everyone, and maybe a special visitor? Watch this space!

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

 

CALLING ALL LOCAL ARTISTS / CRAFTS PEOPLE 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.

 

 

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

Escape the fall-out from the General Election and come along to Gwynfe's Christmas Quiz  on Friday evening (13th December) in Gwynfe Community Hall.  Come for food at 7:00 (jacket potato with chili con carne, chili sin carne or beans/cheese) or come just to take part in the quiz at 7:45. 
The hall has been decorated for Christmas, so please join us to test your knowledge of all things Yuletide, plus some more general categories.  
Quiz only entrance is £2, Quiz + Food tickets £6.  As usual, our well-stocked bar will be available and there will be a raffle.
What happened to the man who stole an Advent Calendar? He got 25 days!

The Nine Lessons and Carols service, including songs and readings by the children, at All Saints' Church, Gwynfe will be held on Sunday, 22nd December at 18:00  Everyone is welcome and there will be refreshments in the church following the service.

Next, and also in the church, Midnight Mass will be celebrated on 24th December.  The service will begin at 23:30.

The  Gwynfe Children's Party  (invitations will be sent to all eligible children up to secondary school age) will take place on Saturday, 4th January from 2 pm.  There will be a tea, a professional entertainer and the usual fun.  Any queries, please contact Sheila on 01550-740676.  Immediately following this, from 5pm, Gwynfe Show Committee are organising a  Hog Roast and Social , with entertainment for all the family.  A licenced bar will be available for this event and everybody is welcome.  For further information please contact Sarah on 01550-740612.

Gwynfe Show Dinner  has been reserved at the White Hart, Llandeilo for Saturday, 25th January at 19:30.  Anyone interested in attending, please contact Sarah on 01550-740612 to book places.

When doing your on-line Christmas shopping, please make as many purchases as possible via easyfundraising.com or smile.amazon.co.uk    If you nominate Gwynfe Community Association as your preferred charity we get free money and it costs you nothing extra!  Thanks very much in advance - this is a very valuable source of income in maintaining the village hall as a centre for our varied community events.

Finally, we must mention the long-awaited return of Peter Karrie to Gwynfe last Friday, 29th November.  Peter came and performed songs that have made him world-famous throughout a long and glittering career as well as recounting stories of his experiences in show business over several decades.  His engaging manner and amazing voice entertained us all, providing a memory of another great event brought to our community courtesy of The Arts Council of Wales and Carmarthenshire County Council.

 

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.