What’s On: Dec 2011 – Jan 2012

Posted on 13th December 2011 | in Clubs + Societies , What's On

Join the Young Rangers

Do you have a passion for the environment? Are you aged between 13 and 20, live in or near to the Northumberland Coast Area of Natural Beauty and available on Saturdays? Then why not join us?

Young Rangers on the Coast are a group of young people aged between 13 and 20 who undertake practical tasks to help to conserve and enhance the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Young Rangers’ task days are usually on Saturday between September and May about twice per month. The tasks are usually practical conservation, sometimes there are training and learning sessions, monitoring work or planning days. Task days start and finish in Seahouses and we provide transport, lunch, protective kit and tools.

For further information please email me,Shirley Wright shirley.wright@seahouses.org at the Seahouses Youth Project or call  01665 721960. More information can be found at http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=6895.

East Coquet Local History Society

Meeting at St. Marks church hall, 7.30pm
19th Jan. 2012:  Rothbury Postcards (Then and Now), Keith Newman &  Sawdust Jacks
16th Feb.2012:  Along the Breamish and Till, Atholl Swanston.

Crafty for Christmas

Tuesday 20th December at Druridge Bay Community Centre. Christmas Crafty Day: Christmas activities for children, young people and their families. Please call Sara on 07935 918 532, more information via local schools, places are limited.

Sara Jenson-Boon Take Action Positive Steps

Our Last Operation Christmas Child

I would like to thank everyone who donated gift filled shoeboxes and funds to this year’s appeal and those who attended the coffee morning at St Cuthbert’s Church on 12th November.

At the time of writing we have received a total of 955 shoeboxes which will be despatched to Romania where they will be distributed to poor and disadvantaged children in time for Christmas.

St Cuthbert’s Church has supported Operation Christmas Child for twelve years but sadly this has been the last time we will be collecting boxes due to the logistical difficulties caused by the planned closure of our regional distribution centre in Newcastle in December. We understand that this has caused a great deal of disappointment but if anyone wishes to continue to support the cause they can now create gift-filled shoeboxes on line from as little as £11.00 by visiting http://operationchristmaschild.org.uk/shoeboxworld.

We are grateful to everyone who has donated to this cause over the years, and to all those who have worked behind the scenes knitting and sewing, wrapping boxes, fundraising, collecting in boxes and delivering them to the distribution centre. Your efforts have brought light into the lives of many thousands of children in Eastern Europe and Africa, who would otherwise not have experienced the joy of receiving a gift at Christmas.

Lesley Young

MS Society drop in

Alnwick & District Multiple Sclerosis Society now holds a drop in at Costa Coffee in Alnwick on the first Thursday of every month. It’s an opportunity for people with MS, carers, friends and family to meet up, have a chat, coffee and cake and get to know each other. Everyone’s welcome and they look forward to seeing people to share information and tips as well as having fun and just enjoying themselves. For further information please contact 07581 460207.

Lifeboat Fund

Sunday 29th January 2012 – SOS Day fundraiser to replace worn-out life jackets, costing several thousands of pounds.
Tea, coffee, soup;  tombola, raffle, film show.

Tel: 01665 713479 or E-mail: bel.cassidy@hotmail.co.uk

We would like to thank everyone who has supported the RNLI and ALF during the past years – we hope you will be able to carry on the good work in the future. We wish everyone a happy time at Christmas and good health in the  coming year. More members needed for ALF. If you can give some time please contact me at the above number.

Maritime history of the River Tyne

A course exploring the rich heritage of the River Tyne and how it has influenced the economic growth and cultural identity of North East England since Roman times. The Tyne has  played an important role in communications, trade, industry and maritime activity during its 2,000 year history.

Tutor: Tony Barrow
8 Thursdays, starting January 19th, 2012
10am – 12noon,   St. Mark’s URC hall, Wellwood Street

Information from N. Hinson  710583

Family Fun Evening

January Family Fun Evening – January 28th 2012  Warkworth Memorial hall.  For more information see posters nearer the time.  Tickets £5 per head, children £3.50.  Family ticket £16.  Please contact Jackie Reeves 01665 576121.

Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Northumberland Wildlife Trust organise a number of events in and around our area. If you have an interest in wildlife why not sign up for a regular e-newsletter which contains information on news, seasonal wildlife watching and the latest events. Call 0191 284 6884 or go online www.nwt.org.uk

Royal British Legion

Warkworth and Amble District. Thank you to everyone who has supported the 2011 Poppy Appeal.  We hope to raise a record breaking amount this year  which will go towards helping injured personnel, provide welfare, comradeship, representation and Remembrance for the Armed Forces community.

Why not become part of our family of members joined together by a common cause and bond for only £12 per year.  You do not have to have a military background to become a member of The Royal British Legion. Call the Secretary on 07785 753100 for a membership form. Friendly informal meetings with refreshments, guest speakers, film shows, day trips and a regular national magazine for members. Meetings held on Thursday evenings, bi-monthly in our Legion Room.

We wish you all a very happy Xmas and New Year!

Western Front Association

23 January: ‘Suicide Club: K-Class Submarines’ Brian Teasdale
27 February: ‘Futureshock: Stories from the Devastated Zone’  Rob Thompson
Meetings take place at 7:30 [for 8:00] p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at Alnmouth Ex-Servicemen’s Club & Institute, Northumberland Street, Alnmouth

Christmas Ceilidh

Come along and have an entertaining evening in Warkworth Memorial Hall Thursday 22nd December 2011 7.30p.m – 11p.m.

Tickets £5 per head, children £3.50. Family ticket £16.
Please contact Jackie Reeves 01665 576121

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