LALESTON, BRYNTIRION, CEFN GLAS & BROAD­LANDS

Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Community - Carol Thomas

Send Your News To: Car­brya, Heol-Y-Bardd, Brid­gend CF31 4BT 01656 657846 Car­brya@Su­panet.Com

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.

Book with Natalie on 01656 815193 / 07815 527 044 or email@ natalie. graves@brid­gend.gov.uk

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.

Con­tact Natalie on 01656 815193 or 07815 527 044 or email: natalie. graves@brid­gend.gov.uk.

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.

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