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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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 –