LALESTON, BRYNTIRION, CEFN GLAS & BROADLANDS
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Laleston Gardening Club: Our AGM is this Friday, October 13 at 7.30pm to hear reports from the
committee and elect officers.
Laleston WI: Members will be joining Glamorgan Federation at the Hi-Tide Porthcawl next Thursday, October 19, for dinner and an Abba tribute evening.
The WI’s Christmas Lunch will be held on Tuesday, December 12 – venue to be given at the October meeting.
Any ladies wishing to join would be most welcome – just come along on the first Thursday of each month at The Blandy Hall Laleston. Contact Diane Marshall on 01656 656 600. Book Sale: Bridgend Lions Club hold a One Day Only Autumn Book Sale at Westward Community Centre, Cefn Glas (opposite shops) on Saturday, October 21, from 9am-5pm. Free entry and parking. Children In Need: A fundraising Line Dancing evening is to be held at the United Reform Church on Friday, November 10. Refreshments available. Entrance £5. Mothers’ Union: Upcoming meetings include Tuesday, November 14, at 2pm in St David’s Church Hall, and the Annual Coffee Morning in the Gardening Club on Saturday, November 25.
Also on the fourth Wednesday of each month, the 9.30am Eucharist Service at St David’s Church is a Corporate Communion with the Mothers’ Union – these are planned for October 25, and November 22. Church News: Shoebox Campaign
The Samaritan’s Purse (Operation Christmas Child) shoebox campaign boxes have to be returned at the depot by midNovember.
Anyone interested in filling a box should speak with either Linda Collier (All Saints – 01656 663 206) or Carys Brown (St David’s and St Teilo’s – 01656 650 685). Fairtrade at Christmas – At the back of All Saints Church, Peny-Fai, there is a Fairtrade table complete with catalogues that include a Christmas section. Any orders can be given to Delyth Parry or Trish Owen. Christmas Lunch – An early Christmas lunch for the Benefice takes place on Wednesday, November 29, at the Atlantic Hotel in Porthcawl. A bus will be made available (at additional cost) . Contact Pat on 01656 659 838 for details. Ruby Anniversary: Nolton Art Gallery has been in Nolton Street Bridgend for the past 40 years. There will be a Ruby Celebratory Evening at the Gallery on Friday, November 10 with an exhibition by 20 artists from 7.30pm-9.30pm. All are welcome.
80th Birthday: Many congratulations to a special line dancing friend Maria Evans who attained her 80th birthday on October 8. Perhaps she should have been named hurricane Maria as she is always hurrying about, busy cooking scrumptious cakes and tasty meals for her family, especially her three grandchildren. She enjoys lots of holidays,keeps fit walking and dancing, is always full of wicked fun and will give a helping hand to anyone who needs it. She is a member of St Mary’s RC church and was a great help as a volunteer with the youngest pupils at St Mary’s primary for many years.
Barbara Sherwood, line dancing instructor organised a surprise party on October 6 at the Church Hall and on Saturday, October 7 her daughters Jackie and Teresa organised yet another surprise party with lots of family and friends in attendance at The Mason Arms, Bryncethin which everyone enjoyed.
Maria who normally prefers to make a fuss for others rather than herself thoroughly enjoyed the limelight. She may be in her senior years but is certainly young at heart and her age is just a number. Best Wishes for many more birthdays to this lovely lady. Macmillan Coffee Morning: Many thanks to all those who attended Elaine Beer’s recent Coffee Morning at Laleston vicarage when £383 was raised. Bridgend Communities First: Internet and e-mail skills workshop, October 17, 10am - 1pm at Westward Community Centre, Cefn Glas.
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Community drop-in morning - 26 October 2017, 10am - 12noon
Westward Community Centre, Cefn Glas
Pop in for a tea and coffee and find out more about learning, health and employment opportunities in your local community.
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Seasonal Events: Please email or phone the above if you are organising any Halloween discos, firework displays and Christmas parties that you would like publicised in this column.