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Capel Gwynfe and Bethlehem
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Events at Bethlehem Hall
DECEMBER AT BETHLEHEM HALL
We have a busy few weeks ahead in Bethlehem. The festive season started on Friday evening with our December supper. Despite a few people cancelling due to illness, it was still very well attended, and everyone enjoyed an evening of good company, lots of chatting and some hearty food.
The monthly suppers have become important fundraisers for the hall, Friday's get-together resulted in almost £120 raised to help us meet our outgoings, so they make a big difference. A sincere thank you to everyone who supports the suppers (and the bar!). They will run until the spring.
The hall is now ready for the annual Christmas card stamping which starts tomorrow, and runs every day, 11am to 3pm, until Monday 18th of December. As a special opening day offer, we have complimentary tea and coffee for everyone who calls in tomorrow to have their cards stamped.
We also have mince pies and Welsh Cakes available to purchase for a modest cost. It only costs 10p per envelope for the Bethlehem stamp, and even if you are hand delivering your cards, then they can still carry the distinctive blue logo. Although we will have postage stamps on sale, we can't always guarantee availability, so you are welcome to apply your own.
Tomorrow also, we will be featured on the digital advent calendar of Capel Y Priordy (Priory Street Chapel) Carmarthen. The broadcaster Sulwyn Thomas started his career back in 1966 with his first piece to camera from Bethlehem, so he is keen to return to the village and catch up with us, to see what now goes on in at this time of year.
It would be wonderful if a few people could pop in for a cuppa and a chat with him (don't worry, it's not being broadcast on TV, it's just a small piece for the chapel!), he should be with us at about 11am.
On Saturday, we have a group of 35-40 people walking to Bethlehem from St. Teilo's Church in Llandeilo.They will be accompanied on the walk by a few donkeys. They will be leaving the church at about 10am, so it would great if there was a warm welcome for them from some of the local residents and friends of the hall. We estimate that they will begin arriving from noon onwards.
The walkers will be having lunch with us at the hall, so the little place will be extremely busy. We've had very kind offers of help on the day, it's much appreciated.
So that's what's happening this week, but if anyone feels they have a few hours spare and can help with the stamping, then at the moment, there's a slot free on Thursday 7th, 1-3pm.
Diolch yn fawr,
MACMILLAN FUNDRAISING TOTAL AT BETHLEHEM HALL
The Bethlehem Dyffryn Ceidrych fundraising effort for Macmillan Cancer Support this year has raised an amazing £412!
The two events that contributed to this were the September quiz, which accounted for £232, and tonight's Curry and Cake Takeaway, which brought in £180.
This smashes last year's total of £313 by £99, so a real result for the community.
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported the events, and who gave donations, it's a great achievement for such a small place. Diolch o galon i bawb,
The next community event at the hall will be the October quiz on Monday 9th. It'll be back to being a fundraiser for the hall, so we really hope you will be able to come along to support it. More details nearer the time.
Hiring Bethlehem Hall
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There will be a Quiz evening at Gwynfe Community Hall on Friday, 8th December. For those wanting food, there will be a choice of two soups (one veggie/vegan) with bread and cheese. Come at 6 pm to eat, or at 6:45 for just the quiz. Tickets on the door will be £2 for quiz only or £6 for food + quiz. The bar will be open and we will be having a raffle. Maximum team size is 6, so either come as a group or jo in up with others after you arrive. Who will win the prize basket? Look forward to seeing you there.
Next up is a New Year's Eve Pop-Up Pub ...on Sunday, 31st December, of course! Drop in for a drink and a chat, or stay through to midnight and welcome in 2024 with family, friends and neighbours. The bar will be open - including a guest keg of real ale - and if you can bring a plate of food to share that would be really appreciated. We will kick off at 8 pm, and entry is free. If you would like to come along and can let us know in advance (by e-mail or other method) that would be very helpful.
Another date in your diaries and personal organise rs is Saturday 19th January 2024 for a Sausage and Mash Supper at the hall. Details to follow.
Please also make a note that the Llandovery Pylon Community Action Group will be having a drop-in event at Gwynfe Community Hall between 3 and 7 pm on Thursday, 30th November. Come along for a cup of tea or coffee and to find out about the latest status of Bute Energy's proposals for pylons in the Towy Valley and the plans of the No Pylon Campaign.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Our website is at https://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.