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 POPUP TAKEAWAYS

Hello Everyone,

Next Friday 26th November will be the last but one Takeaway of 2021.We will take a break the following week then hold the final one on December 10th. Apologies to those who missed out on last night's food, everything was booked very early.

Seeing as the weather looks to be turning much colder over the next day or two, and is set to remain chilly for the week, we are going all out winter warmer comfort food this time, with a Welsh beef in red wine casserole, packed full of slow cooked beef, root veggies, herbs and red wine. Mash goes really well  with it, plus maybe our side dish.

The vegetarian/vegan option is an equally hearty and filling root vegetable and lentil casserole, slow cooked with white wine, herbs and garlic, and lovely with potatoes or rice. The side dish this week is braised Red Cabbage. It was always really popular at the monthly Bethlehem suppers so it's high time we offered it as a takeaway choice. The shredded red cabbage is slowly braised with onions, apples, aromatics and red wine, until very soft and tender, and bears absolutely no resemblance whatsoever to that harsh acidic red cabbage you find in the pickles section of the shops!

All the above are easy heat and eat dishes, and all can be frozen. The savoury tart is a Leek, Walnut and Brie, available by the slice or as a whole tart.

And the sweet treats are a Lemon and Armagnac Posset, a bit of a winter take on a traditional posset with the Armagnac lending it a warming flavour. It's topped with fresh raspberries. There's also a coffee and walnut buttercream sponge.

Get in touch to order, please don't leave it until the last minute as there really is a limit to how many we can cater for!

Diolch,
Nia
niaclement@aol.com - 01550 777254

Download the menu as a PDF

 

BETHLEHEM HALL CHISTMAS CARD STAMPING

After considering all the options, and assessing the risks involved with opening the hall in the run up to Christmas for the annual Christmas card stamping and cafe, the management team has unanimously decided against doing so this year.

Given the small size of the hall, our reliance on volunteers to man the place for several weeks, and the extra vigilance needed with cleaning and sanitising doors, surfaces, toilets etc, we felt that it would all prove to be too risky, and unfair on everyone who gives up their time to help out every year.

We would be grateful if you could help spread the word amongst family and friends, in order to avoid people undertaking unnecessary journeys to Bethlehem.

Diolch, Nia and Management Team
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


It's been a while since we sent out news, but we now have a few things to let you know about. As some of you may have noticed, Gwynfe Community Hall has gradually been reopening, with several private hires taking place under Covid rules. 

MONDAY CLUB

The Monday Club has now resumed and is generally held from 1:30 pm on the first Monday of each month, the next one being Monday, 1st November.  Members of the community (in particular the more senior ones) are welcome to come along for a chat and some refreshments - usually involving homemade cake.  A nominal contribution of £1 is collected from everyone.  If you would like to come along and need transport, please let us know on this e-mail address or by phoning 01550-740462 and we will sort something out.

CURRY and QUIZ NIGHT

In conjunction with Catrin Allen of Gwynfe, who is raising money for Marie Curie, we are delighted to invite you to the Hall for a Curry and Quiz Night .on Saturday, 13th November from 6:30 pm.  Five tables seating 6 people each are available at £60 a table (payable on the night). So, for a tenner, you get a curry (meat or veg) served to you, quiz entry and a donation to Marie Curie. The Hall bar will be offering a table service with the Quiz presented by John and Colin. Of course, a raffle as well.  

Table captains should identify their team members in advance and then email back to us (gwynfe_community_hall@yahoo.co.uk) to reserve a complete table. Space will be allocated on a strictly 'first come, first served' basis!  Sorry - no walk-ins allowed on the night.  In line with Covid requirements, we request that masks be worn (unless exempt) when moving around, there will be a one-way system in operation and the hall will be well ventilated.

GWYNFE SHOW

Gwynfe Show have asked us to distribute the following message:

Notice of AGM followed by an Extraordinary General Meeting

THURSDAY 21ST OCTOBER
at 7.30pm
in GWYNFE COMMUNITY HALL

Following the resignations of the chairman, tent secretary, sheep secretary and other members of the committee, Gwynfe Show needs new committee members in order to be able to continue.   We hope to see as many of you as possible to show your support and to form a working committee to ensure the future of our village show. 

In the event that a working committee cannot be elected, the EGM will have to consider how to close Gwynfe Show.

Gwynfe Show Committee

 

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.