Listings of coming events in and around Llangadog,
Capel Gwynfe and Bethlehem
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Events at Bethlehem Hall
OLD SCHOOL SUPPER AT BETHLEHEM HALL
The January supper takes place on Friday, the 20th, at the Old School. We are going for an Indian theme this time, seeing as the takeaway curries have proved so popular over the last couple of years.
So on the menu we will have Chicken Tikka Masala, not too spicy but rich and creamy, and a chickpea, sweet potato and spinach curry cooked with coconut milk and aromatic spices. It's quite mild but still full of flavour, and it's suitable for vegetarians and vegans as well as being gluten free. You can choose either of the curries, or opt for a bit of both.
The sides are Basmati rice, a creamy, comforting lentil and onion Tarka Dal (v/vegan/gf), and a potato, tomato and pea curry, also vegetarian/vegan and gluten free. There'll be plates of popadoms and bowls of mango chutney for you help yourself, so it all adds up to a bit of a feast!
Pudding choices are a zesty lime posset topped with mango, and a rich, gooey chocolate and fresh raspberry brownie, served warm with cream or ice cream. The cost is the same as the previous suppers, £16.50 per person, to include coffee or tea, and truffles. Order as soon as possible, and by Monday at the latest.
If you haven't been to a Bethlehem supper before, you'll be made very welcome, it's always a lovely evening, and a great opportunity to get to know new people as well as catching up with friends and neighbours. As always, Bar Bethlehem will be well stocked with wines, fizz, beers, ciders, gin in tin, and soft drinks.
We may be able to make some of the curries available as takeaways, depending on availability, as well as the puddings, more on that next week.
Many thanks to everyone who came along to the quiz on Monday. It was a very close-fought contest, but the eventual winners, by just one point, was Chic Happens, so two of the members of that team will be setting the questions for the February quiz, on the 13th. Hope you'll be able to join in then.
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JANUARY AT BETHLEHEM HALL
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda - Happy New Year!
The little hall is now beginning to wake up again after the Christmas and New Year break.
Llangadog Community Council met there on Tuesday, and it's due to be hired out several more times during January for private events and meetings.
Sian's yoga sessions resume this coming Saturday the 7th. For details please contact Sian on 07780 686888 or email her email@example.com
The monthly quiz will take place on Monday 9th, arrive from 7pm for a 7.30 start. Bring a team or just join in with a few others when you arrive. It costs just £2 per person to play, with proceeds going towards the upkeep of the hall. As always, there will be a scintillating selection of prizes for the winning team. Mastermind it's not, but it's always a lot of fun, and a lovely way to get to know people. Bar Bethlehem will be open once again, fully stocked after all the pre-Christmas events! We hope to see you there.
And the first community supper of 2023 will be happening on Friday the 20th at 7.30pm. More details next week but rumour has it that there might be a bit of an Indian feast on the menu with (hopefully) something to please everyone. The suppers have turned into significant fundraisers for the little hall, so we very much hope that you will support them during the coming months.
Once again, as with all our community events, they are a great way to not only catch up with neighbours and friends but to get to know new people, especially if you've recently settled in the area, so you'll find a very warm welcome at the hall if you decide to come along. More on the supper next week,
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Hiring Bethlehem Hall
If you want to book the hall for events, then get in touch
with Nia who is managing the bookings.
You can contact her on email@example.com or
by phone 01550 777254 or mobile 07747021462.
More details about the quiz + supper in the Community
Hall on Saturday, 10th December. The quiz will kick off at 6:45;
entrance price £2 per person. Come as a team (maximum 6,
please) or join in with others on the night.
Come at 6 pm for food. Can we tempt you with oven-cooked
jacket potatoes with choice of cheese, beans or veggie chili on
top? Food is £4 per person.
As usual, the bar will be open, there will be a
raffle and, for an extra Christmassey feel, mince pies will be
available in the interval for 50p.
This event will be to raise funds towards the annual
costs of running the hall, so do come along and support us if
'Walk-in' quizzers are very welcome, but please
let us know on this e-mail address if you are coming to eat, so
that we can plan the catering. Thank you.
There will be a Children's Christmas Party at Gwynfe Community Hall from 4 pm on Wednesday, 28th December, with a professional children's entertainer, food, music and games. All Gwynfe primary school age children are invited, as well as those who attend All Saints' Church and Jerusalem or Capel Y Maen chapels. If there are children in your family who are eligible and who have not been invited yet, please contact Sonya at Llygad Yr Haul on 01550-740131 or 07786-860017 or e-mail her at Jonesgwynfe1981@yahoo.co.uk
Sadly, the response to a proposed New Year's Eve Party was minimal, so this has reluctantly been cancelled. Thank you, anyway, to those in the community who did express an interest.
Those of you passing through the village will notice that the Christmas tree has gone up with twinkling lights over the tree and threaded through the lawn railings. A special thank-you goes to Llangadog Community Council for covering the electricity costs for these seasonal lights.
Gardens and benches
Firstly, a huge thank-you to Jessica and her remarkable
team of helpers who have transformed the hall gardens over recent
months. As anyone who has recently visited the hall will have
seen, the borders, pots and window-sills have been lovingly transformed
into delightful and varied displays of shrubs, flowers and trees.
All their work is hugely appreciated.
Secondly, a specific thank-you to Steve (Kill) and
others for restoring the very dilapidated benches in the hall
gardens as well as creating two splendid new benches that now
sit either side of the emergency door.
The bench commemorating Julie Brenan is now proudly
displayed alongside the front lawn and commands our wonderful
view of Black Mountain.
Gwynfe Community Association website: gwynfecommunityhall.co.uk
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Our website is at https://cadogfilmclub.org.uk/
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.