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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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.
AT BETHLEHEM HALL
There was a great atmosphere at the quiz
on Monday with everyone entering into the spirit of things.
It was great to see a new team turn up, The Lost Causes,
who definitely gave the others a run for their money! Thank
you to everyone who bought the cakes left over from the
café, as well as the Monday quilt group who it seems
couldn’t resist the temptation of the chocolate sponge
in the kitchen!
The café will be open again this
Sunday 12-3, with some delicious specials on the board.
There’s a roasted baby tomato, oregano and mozzarella
tart (home grown tomatoes), hummus salad platter, paté,
and smoked salmon salad. Puddings are either a raspberry
and mango Eton Mess (homegrown raspberries), or nectarine
compote with warm drop scones and ice cream. The cakes
include an apple and almond buttercream sponge, the Heligan
fruit cake, and some really indulgent chocolate raspberry
brownies with a crunchy chocolate topping. Many thanks
to Chris for supplying the homegrown raspberries this week.
Don’t forget to drop off any plates you might still
have lurking in the cupboard, and if you’d like any
of our meals to take away rather than eat in, then call
by from 12, bring your own plates if possible, if not,
we can lend.
With just four Sundays left before we close
for the winter, there’s still time to enjoy tasty home made food
at very reasonable prices, and help contribute to the upkeep
of this very special little hall.
Events at Bethlehem Hall
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
firstname.lastname@example.org - 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 email@example.com or
by phone 01550 777254 or mobile 07747021462.
Our super duper new Bethlehem mugs have
literally just been delivered, aren't they lovely?
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!
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
Hand-bells in the hall! 2nd September is the date for
the next Monday Club at Gwynfe Community Hall, which is
excitingly going to feature Jane, who comes to us from
Treherbert with a collection of hand-bells for us to try.
The bells are easy to ring and do not require the ability
to read music, so please come along and try your hand -
or just listen to the rest of us! As usual, the Monday
Club kicks off at 1:30 and includes a hot drink and cake/biscuits
for a £1 donation. See you there for this specially
On Thursday, 12th September the National Botanical
Gardens is hosting this year's 50+ annual event. Anyone who is
50+ is welcome to attend the event, which includes free
admission to the gardens, exhibitions, speakers and workshops.
Dip in to as much or as little as you like. If sufficient
people are interested in going, free transport (from Gwynfe
to the Gardens and back again) may be provided by Carmarthenshire
Council; to put your name down for this for this please
contact Heather on 01550-740512 or via e-mail address:
firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about
the event itself (including video clips), please visit
their website at http://www.carmarthenshire50.org.uk Anyone
taking part will need to join the Carmarthenshire 50+ Forum,
which is free of charge. If you are not already a member,
you can join here: https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=145976161874 or on arrival at the National Botanical Gardens.
Get your Fish and Chips here! Following
the success of a previous evening when food was provided
by the Three Horseshoes fish & chip shop in Llandovery,
Britain's favourite meal is coming again to Gwynfe Community
Hall. Doors will open on Saturday, 28th September at 7
pm, with Heather Protheroe singing from about 7:15pm.
The fish and chips are due to arrive from Llandovery
at 8:30pm. Tickets at £10 include the singer and
the food and the usual paying bar will be available throughout
the evening. It is essential that food is pre-ordered for
this event, so please contact us by 21st Sept on this e-mail
address (or phone John or Colin by the same date on 01550-740462)
to place your orders. A vegetarian alternative is available
for those not wanting fish.
The Harvest Festival of All Saints' Church, Gwynfe will
take place on Sunday, 22nd September. Everyone is welcome
to the service in the church at 6 pm (preacher: Rev. Jeff
Thomas), the Harvest Supper in Gwynfe Community Hall at
7 pm, or of course both events. The supper tickets will
cost £8 for adults and £4 for children and
a paying bar will also be available. For further information
and tickets in advance please contact June Howard on 01550-740281
or Jean Thompson on 01550-777675. All proceeds from the
evening will go to All Saints' Church, Gwynfe.
Finally, a big thank-you to the members of our community
from whom we receive donations via easyfundraising.com Please
join up to that if you haven't already! There is
a change to the way you can now donate to us when you buy
items through Amazon. All you need to do is visit smile.amazon.co.uk ,
nominate Gwynfe Community Hall Association as your chosen
charity and then a portion of your purchase price will
come to us at absolutely no extra cost to you! Thanks
in advance for taking the time to do this.
Scarecrows / Bwganod Brain
to invade Gwynfe in 2020...watch this space for further
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
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 – email@example.com
Our website is at http://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.