Maesteg CC: The club is available for hire for parties, christenings, etc. Contact Ryan Parry 07712 243 589 and Lyndon Horrigan 07971 943 284.
Ramblers: Maesteg Ramblers will meet this coming Sunday at 9am for the 8 mile Magic Forest walk – contact.01656 723779. Remember that you walk at your. own risk
Art Society: The society meets at Maesteg College every Monday from 4pm6pm and work is created in a variety of media.
Yoga (seated): For people with mobility difficulties – gentle exercise aims to help the release of tension from the body. At St David’s Church (opposite Asda) Mondays 10.30 am11.30am (except Bank Holidays). Cost £4 per session.
Ukelele Club: The Maesteg Ukulele Club meet every Monday (except bank holidays) at 7pm in the Cross Inn, Cwmfelin/Maesteg. For all levels of players – new members are welcome.
Maesteg U3A: Meet at Central Church on the fourth Tuesday of the month – they next meet on September 26 at 2pm.
U3A Maesteg U3A meet at Central Church on the fourth Tuesday of the month, which Is next week. at 2pm. As well as monthly meetings, there are interest groups which are set up by members – walking (striders, sight seekers and strollers), art appreciation, music appreciation, Family History, French Interludes, book club, gardening and the occasional quiz teams, plus regular monthly lunches, a Quiz group and a Theatre group when appropriate. For more information on what’s on during the month please visit our web site. www. maestegu3a.org.
U3A is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment.
Local U3As are social cooperatives which draw upon the knowledge, experience and skills of their own members to organise and provide interest groups.
Booth’s Befrienders: This is a new drop-in centre at the salvation Army and they meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month – open to all with refreshments, wi-fi and more.
Parkinson’s Support: Maesteg Parkinson’s Support Group meet at Maesteg Hospital one Wednesday a month at 2pm. Contact Bernard Barns for details on 733560.
Your partner is welcome to attend with you to join this cheerful group, with speakers, trips and lunches.
Men’s Shed: The Men’s Shed Maesteg Headquarters is open at the Court House every Thursday from 11am1.30pm.
They have been producing a monthly podcast which goes out live on Celtica Radio on the last Wednesday of the month at 8pm, and podcasts are available on the Shedquarters website (maesteg shedquarters. wordpress.com).
Regular activities include a music group, woodwork, guest speakers, painting and other activities and community events.
All welcome, and a hot meal is cooked every week.
The Men’s Shed is part of a national movement aimed at bringing men together in a social environment to get involved in activities that interest them.
Spirit of Llynfi: TheLlynfi Woodland group meets on the first Saturday of the month from September. The group has been busy installing picnic benches for families to enjoy their visit to the site.
New volunteers are welcome – contact llynfi woodland group@gmail. com for details.
Murder: There’s a Murder Mystery Book Club which is held at the library in Maesteg Sports Centre.
A book for the month is given, you read to a specified page, ring Martyn to say who you think is the murderer, then meet to discuss the book on a Saturday morning.
Interested? Contact Martyn at the library.
Choir News: If you like to sing then join our friendly choristers who come from all over the borough.
Côr Meibion Maesteg a’r cylch/Maesteg Male Voice Choir rehearse at the Celtic Club on Thursdays and every other Tuesday from 7pm-9pm on Thursday with a 15-minute break and from 7pm-8.30pm on Tuesdays with no break.
Côr Merched Cwm Llynfi, the Llynfi Valley Ladies Choir rehearse at the Catholic Church – St Mary’s and St Patrick’s – on Wednesdays, from 7pm-9pm.
Maesteg Gleemen Male Voice Choir rehearse at the British Legion Club, from 7pm on Mondays and Thursdays.
Harmony Ladies Choir rehearse at Nanty Rugby Club, from 7.30pm-9pm on Mondays.
Maesteg Children’s Choir: The children are guaranteed a great time learning new songs.
They meet every Saturday in the Crypt of St Michael’s Church from 10am-12noon and pay only £2 a week.
Curtain Up Youth Theatre: Meets every Tuesday at Maesteg Town Hall from 4.15pm for primary school age children and 6pm for those of comprehensive school age up to 18.
They are trained to a high standard in all aspects of stage-craft – acting, mime and movement.
Fee is £6 with an offer of £10 for 2 in the family.
Scouts, community based: The 3rd Maesteg Group meets at the building in Llwydarth Road. Beavers (6-8 year-olds) meet Monday 5pm-6.30pm; Cubs (8-10) meet Thursdays 5.30pm7pm and Scouts (10-14) meet Thursday 7.15pm9.15pm, all cost £3 each week.
The 631 (Maesteg) Squadron meet on Tuesday and Friday evenings at their Upper Street HQ and welcome boys and girls aged 13 and over.
The Courthouse in Station Street Maesteg is open every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5.30pm7.30pm.
Plus there are dance groups of various styles – ballet with Miss Sian, based in Church Street Maesteg (near the bus station); plus UDC from Caerau, Funk Force and Contagious from Maesteg.
MHM Wales: Emotional Wellbeing Drop-in. Thursdays 12.30pm4.30pm at Central Ecumenical Church, Church Street, Maesteg. Over-50s Coffee Group every Wednesday 2pm4pm at Lloyds Café, Maesteg.
Special Families: This is a family support group in Maesteg for families that have children with disabilities.
Term Time Support Group Coffee Morning at Maesteg Sports Centre Wednesdays, from1012noon – open to all.
Term Time Saturday Activity at Maesteg Sports Centre, from 12noon-2pm, members only.
Contact Claire Edmunds on 07588 460 796 or find Special Families Maesteg on Facebook.
Doggy Bags: Maesteg Council Offiices on Monday to Friday between 10am-1pm have free doggy bags for dog owners to clear up the mess their animals make.
Pet Care: Holidays away, not got enough hours in the day?
Llynfi Pet Care, in Maesteg area – dog walking, pet sitting and house visits throughout the day. Contact Leah Powell on 07966 351 244 or email: info@ llynfipetcare, or find them on Facebook.
Credit Union: Llynfi Valley Credit Union is open for business for just £1 membership joining fee. You’ll find it at 15a Talbot Street from 9am-1pm Monday to Saturday, call 731392; or 177 Caerau Road, also from 9am-1pm, Monday to Friday, call 736267.
Food Bank: The service is kept stocked by generous people and stores in the community. You can deliver items to Noddfa in Caerau, Peniel in Maesteg, or Caerau Development Trust via Dr Jill.