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

15th September

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.

Diolch,

Nia.

 

 

 

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

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 musical edition.

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: thejohnsons26@btinternet.com 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

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.