The Ambler

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What’s On: April/May 2011

Amble Youth Project
April 14th Chocolate egg making
Easter programme: phone project 01665 715741

Easter fun for youngsters
The Coquet Partnership of Schools Extended Services Easter programme will include robot wars, arts and crafts and dance. Look out for further details coming through schools or visit our website      www.coquet.extended-services.org.uk

Brides and Bouquets
For those planning a wedding this year, help and advice are available at St. Cuthbert’s Church. A wedding fair is in the offing, taking place in June, in both the church and Parish Hall, Dovecote Street. St. Mark’s Church is working with St. Cuthbert’s to give advice on wedding plans.
Many people would like to be married in church, but perhaps are not familiar with their local church. This is an opportunity to come and meet the Vicar, Reverend Diane Westmoreland and find out about a wedding service in church, the registrar’s role, music for the service and possibly a choir. Wedding dresses and flowers will also be displayed in church.
At the same time, in the Parish Hall, will be an exhibition of wedding wares, including reception venues, food and cakes, flowers for bouquets, sprays, decorations, photographers and cars.
The date will be Saturday, 25th June  10am to 5pm.

Warkworth and Amble British Legion
21st April – Branch Meeting 7pm, Legion Room, Warkworth Memorial Hall
Speaker Janet Brown – North East War Memorial Project
24th June – 90th Anniversary Dinner, Sun Hotel, Warkworth
26th June – 90th Anniversary of Branch and also The Royal British Legion.  Service of Thanksgiving at St Lawrence Church, Warkworth  at 9.00 am.

Spring concert
The Beaconsfield Operatic Society’s spring concert, this year is entitled ‘An Evening of Romance’ Venue – Trinity Methodist Church, 7.30pm Friday 6th May.
Tickets priced £3.00 (which includes refreshments) available from N&F Young’s Queen St.

Easter fayre
Amble Dovecote Baby and Toddler Group will be holding a table top sale in the Dovecote Centre on Saturday 16th April from 11am – 2pm to raise money to take the children to Whitehouse Farm. There will be a tombola, tea/coffee and a play area for the kids. Please come along.

Church Services
Hauxley chapel April – May 2011. Sundays 4pm
April 3   Mothering Sunday. Rev. John Pugh, Holy Communion
April 10   Mrs Ellinor Pugh.
April 17 Palm Sunday. Rev. John Pugh.
April 24 Easter Day, Rev. Diane Westmoreland, Holy communion
May 1    Rev. Ruth Crofton, Holy Communion.
May 8 Mrs Christine Ackinclose.
May15  Christian AidUnited Service, Trinity Methodist 4pm.
May 22  Mrs Sarah Mitchell.
May 29 Mrs Lillian Dixon.
We are a small ecumenical congregation who worship in Low Hauxley. All are welcome.
Please contact:Rev. John Pugh, Trinity Methodist Church, Amble, on 01665 713251,Rev. Diane Westmoreland, St. Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Amble on 01665 714560   (9am – 8pm), or
Tim and Rachel Jones on 01665 712467.

St. Cuthbert’s Parish Church
Tues 12 April: Faith on Film (Churches Together Lent Course) led by Revd. Diane Westmoreland atTrinity Methodist, at 7 p.m.
Sun 17 April: Palm Sunday Service at 9.30 a.m.
Maundy Thursday 21st April: Holy Communion with Foot Washing and Stripping of the Altar
Good Friday 22nd April:  Penitential Service at 10 a.m. follwed by Churches Together March of Witness and short Service in Town Sq.
Meditative Service from 2p.m. til 3 p.m.
Holy Sat, 23rd April, Easter Vigil at 8 p.m.
Easter Day – Sun 24th April, Communion Services 8 and 9.30 a.m.
Sat 7th May Christian Aid Coffee Time in the Parish Hall at 2 p.m.
Sun 8 May at 6 p.m.  Welcome to ‘Roughshod’ Touring Theatre Company, service in Church followed by supper in the Parish Hall
Sun 15th May 9.30.am Roughshod join in the morning service and  perform as part of the service. (more below)

Riding Lights Roughshod Theatre
Amateur Drama Workshops
Saturday 14th May 10:30am to 12:30pm in Warkworth Memorial Hall:  Adult Drama Workshop sponsored by Warkworth Drama Group.  This  is open to people aged 16 and over, and costs £10, including light refreshments.
Saturday 21st May 10:30am to 12:30pm in Amble Parish Hall:  Young Persons’ Drama Workshop.  This  is open to people aged 12 to 18 years, and costs £5, including light refreshments.
These workshops are restricted to 30 participants each so booking is essential. To book places on either of these courses, please contact Mike Dixon (01670 760007 or mike.dixon@yahoo.co.uk)
Saturday 21st May.: Downside Up, a punchy sketch show in the Parish hall. Tickets are £6:00 (£4:00 each concession).
Available from N&F Young Queen Street Amble
or phone Mike Dixon 01670 760007

Masons Arms Music
April 9th:AKM
16th:Big Sister
23rd: Banacus
30th: Dirty Dogz
May 7th: Kimear
14th: The range
21st: Stormy Monday
28th: Mystery Machine
June 4th:Seven Sins
11th Shaken not Stirred

Coquet Shorebase Trust activities
• RYA Powerboat Level 2 Cost: £185 (includes handbook and certificate). 2nd & 3rd April, 16th & 17th April, 30th April & 1st May, 14th& 15th.May from 10am-6pm
• Sailing and windsurfing Tuition – Cost: £65 per day / £130 for a 2 day course.  Times: 10am – 4.30pm
• Start Sailing: 2 day courses for dinghy sailing (RYA Level 1):  7th & 8th May, 4th & 5th June
• Start Windsurfing:  2 day courses (RYA Start):  7th & 8th May, 4th & 5th June
• RYA Level 2 Dinghy Sailing: (2 day courses):  21st & 22nd May, 18th & 19th June    (previous experience needed, e.g. RYA Level 1)
• Beginners Paddlesports- Cost: 65 per day (Times:10am -4:30pm)
Open Canoes: 30th April & 14th May
Kayaking: 7th May & 21st May
• Sunday Paddling on the Coquet Estuary – Cost: £30 for those with some previous experience, able to paddle up to 3 miles.  All equipment provided.  Time: 2pm – 4.30pm
15th May,  29thMay,  12th June, 3rd July
• Family Days  at Ladyburn Lake (Druridge Bay Country Park). Cost: £3 per head for up to an hour on the water  Time: 11am– 3.00pm Bank Holiday Monday 30th May, Fathers’ Day: Sunday 19th June
For more info, please contact Coquet Shorebase Trust on 01665 710367, www.coquetshorebase.org.uk

Amble Bowling Club
Why not try a new hobby. Come any afternoon or evening, to watch, to play, or to get some advice. Equipment is supplied free of charge. We’re just off High Street,(next to Zecca)
Contact secretary, Dave Bardell 07950857677 for information.
Opening day is 16th April from 2pm.
Open competitions 2011
Open triples Sat. 4th June, Entry £9 per triple.
Open pairs Sat.3rd July  Entry £6 per pair.
Open fours Sat.6th August . Entry £12 per rink.
Entries to Match Secretary:- Geoff Harding  01665 714682
Ladies open triples Sunday 12th June
Ladies secretary 01665 711810
Refreshments and raffles at all opens.

East Coquet Local History Society
The Aln Valley Railway: Roger Jermy
April 14th at 7.30pm.
St. Marks URC Hall  All welcome

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