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?

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

Many thanks.

 

Events at Bethlehem Hall

http://bethlehemhall.wales

 

 

BETHLEHEM HALL TAKEAWAY 6th MAY 2022

Hello Everyone,

The final Friday evening takeaway of the season will be next Friday, May 6th, and we thought we'd end with another curry night.

The Chicken Makhani is back on the menu, it went down very well last time. And the veggie/vegan/gluten free option is the Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach curry.

The two sides are a Potato, Green Bean and Peanut Masala which is new to the menu, as are homemade Paratha flatbreads.

The savoury snack dish is Caramelised Onion Tart, available by the slice or as a whole tart.

And the sweet treats are a Lime Posset finished with fresh raspberries, and a chocolate and vanilla buttercream sponge filled with a smooth sour cherry curd, both of which have proved very popular in the past.

Get in touch to book, pick up from the side door of the hall between 6-7pm next Friday.

See menu eblow for full details.

Diolch,
Nia
niaclement@aol.com - 01550 777254

 

 

BETHLEHEM HALL UKRAINE FUNDRAISER TOTAL

Well, all we can say is wow! Thank you to everyone who supported yesterday's takeaway at the hall in aid of the DEC Ukraine Refugee Fund.

We expected it to be pretty busy, but it ended up way surpassing anything we'd imagined.

So, 110 curries and sides, and 52 cakes later, the sales of food added up to an amazing £474.00, donations currently stand at £210.00, so the income total was £684.00.

Our expenditure consisted of the actual cost of the ingredients, £111.00, plus packaging and allergen labels £18.80, total £129.80.

We therefore have a final sum of £554.20. We had hoped for £300-£350, depending on the generosity of Bethlehem residents and friends in "rounding up" their bills, but we honestly didn't imagine, or expect everyone to dig as deep as they did.

So a massive Diolch Yn Fawr to all, for buying food and donating, to Pam who contributed the cakes as her donation to the cause, and to Angie and Alan for decorating the gate with a huge flag, which really drew attention.

In addition to the takeaway, Sian's yoga session last Saturday raised a brilliant £61, which Sian would like to add on to the total, so we will be sending off a cheque to the DEC for £620 as soon as all the money has been paid into the hall account.

Diolch unwaith eto.

Nia and the Management Team and Directors

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

 

MONDAY CLUB

Following the highly successful Community Lunch / Monday Club relaunch on 4th April, the regular Monday Club resumes on Monday, 9th May at 15:00 in the Community Hall.  Come along for a cup of tea or coffee, a slice of cake and a chat with neighbours.  A £1 donation is requested.  If you need transport to and from the hall, please let Heather know on 01550-740512.

YOGA

Yoga classes are making a welcome return to the hall after a lengthy 'pandemic gap'.  They will be happening on Tuesday evenings in the Community Hall from 18:30 for an hour and a half, with the first class on Tuesday, 10th May .  Everyone is welcome, from beginners to the more experienced.  If you would like more information about the class before coming along please contact Sue (Wakefield) on e-mail address: sue.j.wakefield@gmail.com

PLANT SWAP / SALE

On Saturday, 14th May from 10:30 till 13:00 , there will be a plant swap / sale in the Community Hall.  Bring any excess healthy seedlings, plants  and cuttings that you would like to swap, or just come to see what you can purchase.  Refreshments will also be available.  For more information, please contact Bridget on 01550-740163 or by e-mail at bridgetmacaire@yahoo.co.uk

THE QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE

ake a note in your diaries that there will be a community celebration of Her Majesty the Queen marking 70 years on the throne.  There will be a tea party during the afternoon of Saturday, 4th June , with organised games for children on the lawn behind Gwynfe Church, by kind permission of the vicar.  More details to follow.


Thank You / Diolch Yn Fawr to everyone who supported the Pop-Up Coffee Morning in Gwynfe Community Hall on Saturday 12th March. An amazing £816 was raised and every penny will be channeled through the DEC towards the provision of humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine. The response of our community is deeply appreciated by Heather and the team around her who organised and ran the event.

 

Protect Your Pooch

Further to our earlier newsletter mentioning ideas about how to safeguard and protect dogs owned by villagers in Gwynfe, there is now a campaign called Protect Your Pooch, run under the auspices of the Neighbourhood Watch scheme.  If you are interested in knowing more about this, please click the following link to access the relevant page.  There are various ideas about how to become involved in the scheme to counter dog theft, including downloads of campaign packs and printable posters.
https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/protectyourpooch


Pet Food Pouches

Many thanks to all who have been collecting pet food pouches for recycling.  The good news is that Tesco is now recycling all sorts of soft plastics, including pet food sachets. If you are able to use the Tesco sites it will relieve Bridget of the chore of boxing and posting the sachets to Terracycle, however, she is still willing to collect from the hall if people are unable to recycle through Tesco themselves.

The blue bag collection also accepts a wider range of plastics these days so less plastic waste should end up in landfill.

Thank you all for your support.

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 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.