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.

 

SUNDAY CAFE AT BETHLEHEM HALL

We have a super-full menu on offer at the café this Sunday, 14th July. Favourites such as Potato Cheese and Onion pie, the thyme and lemon flavoured white bean and sundried tomato paté, smoked salmon salad platters, pork and apple paté, and all the usuals, including omelettes, salads, ploughman's, panini, sandwiches and toasties.

Puddings include a fresh (locally grown) blackcurrant Creme Brulee laced with creme de cassis, perfect pots of creamy gorgeousness, and the lighter option of roasted peaches flavoured with vanilla bean and spiced rum.

Cakes include the popular Espresso and Walnut buttercream sponge, and a traditional Welsh spiced fruit loaf served with Sir Gâr Welsh butter.

 

Open 12-3, so call in early if you plan on watching the Wimbledon final or the Grand Prix in the afternoon!

Much of the food we serve is suitable for vegetarians, with vegan and gluten free options available.

We are licensed so you are welcome to enjoy a beer, cider or wine with your meal, and we also carry a range of delicious soft drinks such as sparkling elderflower and a choice of J2O's. And generous servings of tea and filter coffee of course.

See you Sunday!

Nia

 

JULY AT BETHLEHEM HALL

Thank you to all the volunteers who turned out on June 15th to help with the Women's Tour day. Although visitor numbers were far fewer than for the men's Tour Of Britain last September, it was good to see so many local people enjoying the day, and tucking into bacon rolls. And in all, £100 was raised for the hall on the day.

Sophia and Hannah would also like to pass on their thanks to everyone who supported Sophia's Marie Curie fundraising tea party last weekend. We have had this message from them so I'll pass it on - 

"Thank you, thank you, thank you! For all the helpers, cake bakers, prize givers, impromptu stall holders sweepers, tea makers, money spenders, etc etc. You lovely people helped Sophia raise a massive £402.90 for Marie Curie. She is sending big love to you all  And what a lot of fun Fab day x"

A reminder that the new Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes will be starting this coming Thursday, 11th, at 5.45pm and 7pm. More details from Sian 07880 686888.

The Breast Cancer Care fundraising tea party takes place on the afternoon of Wednesday 17th, so make a note of the date.

And on Saturday July 20th, at 2.30pm, the annual Bethlehem Fun Sports Day will be held once again at Cefn Crewil (with the kind permission of Rose Williams), with a BBQ after. All welcome to join in, adults and children. For further information contact Jane on 07739 748627.

The evening of July 20th sees Jam Jar Blues at the hall from 7.30pm. There'll be a bar, and snacks will be available so don't miss it. Tickets available at the door, just £5. More details - jamjarblues2017@hotmail.com

Thanks for reading this!

Nia and the team.    

 

 

Events at Bethlehem Hall

http://bethlehemhall.wales

 

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.

 

 

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

Just a reminder that on Sunday, 14th July from  2 pm,  the Gwynfe Picnic will be happening at the meadow behind Glan Clydach (postcode SA19 9NT)  - courtesy of Steve and Terri Kill.  Bring your own picnic and drinks, deck-chairs etc and enjoy the afternoon with neighbours and friends in a beautiful setting.

As last year, the venue and adjacent car park will be sign-posted from the road and loos are available. There will be games for those who are interested, ice cream for sale and free squash, tea and coffee. This is an event for all the family in an idyllic meadow by a stream. Entry is free; look forward to seeing you there!

 

Scarecrows / Bwganod Brain

Scarecrows to invade Gwynfe in 2020...watch this space for further details!!

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.