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.

 

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As Caron is not able to be present in the Post Office, she is trying to update the website as frequently as possible with any new information / updates. 

If you have any news, anything of interest or maybe a future event coming up over the next few months or you need information updating please email her on caronthomas55@yahoo.com

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Events at Bethlehem Hall

http://bethlehemhall.wales

 

 

BETHLEHEM OLD SCHOOL SUPPER ON 9TH DECEMBER

I know it's still a couple of weeks away, but we have had a lot of advanced bookings in for the December supper on Friday 9th, so I'm attaching the menu choices.

If you have already reserved your place, let us know what your choices are within the next week or so.

If you've yet to book a place, don't leave it too long as there really is a limit on how many we can cater for.
The December supper will have a festive twist to it, with the main courses being popular at previous pre-Christmas gatherings.

There's a Chicken Chasseur (we believe in hearty old-school meals!) with tender chicken in a rich wine, smoked pancetta and herb sauce, it's gluten and dairy free.

The non-meat option is a nut, vegetable and lentil roast with a red wine and redcurrant sauce. It's suitable for vegetarians (but does contain dairy and gluten).

Both served with fresh seasonal vegetables.

Pudding choices are individual mango and passionfruit cheesecakes, served with cream or ice cream, and poached pears with a raspberry and vanilla coulis, served with cream, ice cream, or plant based cream.

Coffee/tea and chocolate truffles are included in the price of £16.50 per person.

Bar Bethlehem will be open as always. Arrive from 7pm, with food served at 7.30pm (ish). The profits go towards the upkeep of our little hall.

It might be possible to make the main courses available as takeaway options for anyone who can't make it to the supper, or who wants a tasty home cooked meal to pop into the freezer for another time.

More details of this nearer the time, along with other possible takeaway choices. We still have freezer to freezer slow cooked spiced red cabbage available at the hall, perfect for Christmas, but equally good with sausage and mash anytime!

Get in touch if you'd like some.

Diolch,
Nia

niaclement@aol.com - 01550 777254

 

 

DECEMBER AT BETHLEHEM HALL

As we head into December this week, this is just a quick reminder of some of the things happening in Bethlehem in the run-up to Christmas.

The Community party takes place on Saturday the 10th, from 6pm onwards. Everyone, of all ages, families, friends, neighbours, is very welcome indeed. Drop by for a few hours to catch up with everyone, and if you've only recently moved to the area, it would be a lovely way to meet new people and get to know the neighbours! Bring a plate of food to share if you can, and it goes without saying that Bar Bethlehem will be open, selling a selection of wines, beers, ciders. gin in tin, and soft drinks.

If you are planning on coming along, it would be helpful (but absolutely not compulsory!) if you could let us know in advance, but if you'd prefer to just turn up on the night, that's also fine. It promises to be a lovely event, so do come if you can!

The annual Christmas stamping starts on the 12th, so as always we are asking for some volunteers to help man the desk every day until the 21st. As you will know by now, the opening time is 11-3 daily, so rather than two lots of helpers every day, we are aiming to find one (or a couple, or some friends) to cover the whole "shift", so bring a packed lunch, or a snack - free tea/coffee/hot chocolate/mince pies/welshcakes for volunteers!

We might also need a couple of volunteers to help with the Sunday Soup Kitchen Cafe on the 18th as it could be busy, so if you can either spare an hour or two to serve food, help wash up, or even bake a cake, it would be greatly appreciated.

The December Quiz takes place on the 12th, with the Carol Singing on the 16th, more details of both nearer the time.

And we now have just two places available for the December supper on the 9th, menu details above, on the Facebook page, and on the noticeboards in Bethlehem.

Finally, Linda Court is once again collecting used postage stamps in aid of charity, so when your Christmas cards drop through the letter box, save the stamps to pass on to Linda, at Ty Ni opposite Trem Y Garn, or leave them at the hall.

Diolch,
Nia

niaclement@aol.com - 01550 777254

 

 

 

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 niaclement0@gmail.com or by phone 01550 777254 or mobile 07747021462.

 

 


Gwynfe Hall

Christmas Quiz

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 you can.

'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.


New Year's Eve Party

A second (and final!) opportunity to let us know if you are interested in a possible New Year's Eve Party at the hall.

This would be a free event with food on a 'bring and share basis', as well as 'bring your own booze' (or soft drinks!). The party would run from about 8 p.m. until just after midnight.

If you have not already been in touch, please let us know on this e-mail address if this is something you are interested in, so that we can judge whether or not it's a goer! Thank you.


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 – cadogfilmclub@aol.com

Our website is at https://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.