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Macmil­lan Cof­fee Morn­ing: Cof­fee Hafan Deg, Cwm­fe­lin, is hold­ing a Macmil­lan Cof­fee Morn­ing this Thurs­day Septem­ber 28 at 10am.

The res­i­dents are hop­ing that it will be well at­tended for this char­ity.

Macmil­lan Cof­fee Morn­ing: The big­gest cof­fee morn­ing at Cen­tral Church this Fri­day, Septem­ber 29, from 10am-12noon.

A cake stall and raf­fles will be there to raise ex­tra funds for Macmil­lan nurses at Y Bwthyn, Princess of Wales Hospi­tal.

Tick­ets £2 from church mem­bers.

MAOS Re­union: Call­ing all MAOS Ladies past and present, for a get to­gether at Wether­spoons this Satur­day, Septem­ber 30 at 4pm – the only time they can re­serve a space as it is the quiet pe­riod of the day and there’s a de­posit of £3 per per­son (which we all get back).

So Sian asks you please to send the £3 from those who are com­ing by no later than Mon­day 25.

Town Hall Events: All tick­ets are avail­able from the hall on 01656 815 915 or maestegtown­hall.com

Strictly Cinema – The next film is this Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 27, at 11am. It’s La La Land. Tick­ets cost £5.50.

Rich Hall’s Hoe­down – This Thurs­day, Septem­ber 28. Tick­ets cost £17.50.

Flu In­jec­tions: Llynfi Surgery has a Walkin Clinic on Tues­days Oc­to­ber 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 1.30pm-3pm.

Lo­cal His­tory: Llynfi Val­ley His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will re­sume after the sum­mer break on Oc­to­ber 3 in St David’s Church at 7pm.

The speaker will be Gwen­fyl Gard­ner and the sub­ject, Duf­fryn Gar­dens and the Cory Fam­ily.

Har­mony Con­cert: IIt’s Har­mony’s 11th An­nual Con­cert, held at St David’s Church, Maesteg next week on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 6 at 7.15pm, with doors open at 6.30pm.

Help­ing them cel­e­brate will be guest soloist so­prano Jes­sica Robin­son.

Jes­sica started singing at a young age as a com­peti­tor in the lo­cal eisteddfo­dau, gain­ing many awards.

She has reg­u­larly ap­peared in con­certs all over the UK.

In­ter­na­tion­ally Jes­sica has per­formed in New York, China, Italy ap­pear­ing as guest artist to renowned male voice choirs.

Pop­u­lar com­pere for the evening will be Maesteg’s very own Ross Pen­hale-Thomas who will bring his own very en­ter­tain­ing style..

Tick­ets cost £5 and are now on sale from all choir mem­bers or con­tact their MD Wendy Mur­phy 07983 571 578.

Chil­dren’s Choir: Maesteg Chil­dren’s Choir, with their MD Enid Sian Hughes will per­form in aid of Ac­tion for Chil­dren.

The con­cert will be held at Cen­tral Church Maesteg on Thurs­day Oc­to­ber 12 at 7pm.

Tick­ets cost £5 and are avail­able from church mem­bers, choir mem­bers or pay at the door.

MAOS Show: The Snow Queen will spread her magic when Maesteg Am­a­teur Op­er­atic So­ci­ety per­form that Mu­si­cal from Oc­to­ber 19 to 21 at Maesteg Town Hall.

Help­ing to cause that magic to spread are Di­rec­tor Sarah Thomas, MD Sue Hef­fey and chore­og­ra­pher Sue Bickle.

Tick­ets cost £10 adults, £8 chil­dren or £32 for a fam­ily of four and are avail­able from MAOS mem­bers or from the hall.

Big Lot­tery Fund: Staff from the Big Lot­tery Fund is of­fer­ing oneto-one ap­point­ments to lo­cal vol­un­tary groups and or­gan­i­sa­tions to dis­cuss fund­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties when they visit Brid­gend As­so­ci­a­tion of Vol­un­tary Or­gan­i­sa­tions (BAVO) on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 25 in their of­fice in Maesteg from 9.30am-3pm.

Thirty-minute meet­ings are avail­able by ap­point­ment only. Ev­ery year the Big Lot­tery Fund distributes mil­lions of pounds of Na­tional Lot­tery fund­ing to good causes.

It funds not for profit and vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions to de­liver projects that im­prove health, ed­u­ca­tion, en­vi­ron­ment and im­prove the lives of peo­ple and com­mu­ni­ties most in need.

It can fund cap­i­tal or rev­enue projects and has two grants avail­able – Awards for All Wales which distributes grants from £300 to £10,000, and Peo­ple and Places which distributes grants from £10,001 to £500,000 for projects last­ing up to five years.

Both funds have re­cently had some changes, so you are strongly ad­vised to check the el­i­gi­bil­ity of your project on the Big Lot­tery Fund web­site ap­point­ment.

If you’re in­ter­ested in hav­ing an ap­point­ment at this ses­sion, you must reg­is­ter your in­ter­est by con­tact­ing BAVO on 01656 810400 or email: bavo@bavo.org.uk by Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13.

Events Di­ary: There is a Town Events Di­ary in the Coun­cil Of­fices, ac­ces­si­ble dur­ing of­fice hours.

All or­ga­ni­za­tions in the val­ley are urged to en­ter in­di­vid­ual events in that di­ary to avoid over­lap or clash­ing of din­ners/ con­certs, etc.

Spe­cial Dates: Do you have a 100th birth­day com­ing up, or a Golden or Diamond Wed­ding and live in the Maesteg Town Coun­cil area?

You, or your rel­a­tives, can in­form the coun­cil.

Then you can ex­pect a spe­cial visit from the Mayor and con­sort bear­ing gifts. Or even a card from the Queen.

If you live in the Llang­y­n­wyd Mid­dle Coun­cil area, then you con­tact their Clerk of the Coun­cil.

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 reg­u­lar walk – con­tact 01656 723779. Re­mem­ber that you walk at your. own risk

Art So­ci­ety: The so­ci­ety meets at Maesteg Col­lege ev­ery Mon­day from 4pm-6pm 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: Maesteg U3A meet at Cen­tral Church on the fourth Tues­day of the month 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.

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 5.30pm-7pm and Scouts (10-14) meet Thurs­day 7.15pm-9.15pm, 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.

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.

Nanty Sport: Llynfi Val­ley Ta­ble Ten­nis ev­ery Fri­day, 6.30pm-9pm, at Maesteg Sports Cen­tre.

All equip­ment is pro­vided for use, with qual­i­fied coaches to help and as­sist from ab­so­lute be­gin­ners to the more ex­pe­ri­enced player.

Ad­mis­sion is £3 for adults and £1 for chil­dren.

Call Peter Wil­liams on 07956 608 581.

Nanty MI: Bingo Night with re­fresh­ments at Nanty Min­ers’ In­sti­tute on a Mon­day and Thurs­day from 7.15pm.

Nanty Li­brary also has two large halls avail­able with va­cant slots through­out the week and week­ends.

Call Bernard Ayl­ward 01656 739898.

Caerau Men’s Shed: Ev­ery Fri­day from 1pm-3pm. Based at Noddfa Com­mu­nity Project, Caerau. Ev­ery man wel­come over the age of 18 years. More in­for­ma­tion please call or email Phil John Sec­re­tary on 07966 614 459 or you can email: jen4phil4ever@talk­talk. net.

De­vel­op­ment Trust: Daily cooked meals from wide menu Mon­dayFri­day.

Free food avail­able Mon­day-Satur­day morn­ings; Char­ity Shop open Mon­day-Satur­day; Li­brary; Com­puter suite with com­puter use –

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