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Maesteg Park: This coming Sunday, September 16, the Friends of Maesteg Welfare Park host their annual Harvest Day and Bat Walk at 5.30pm at the park..Bat detecting starts when the sun sets (Bat boys and girls welcome, dressed accordingly!!) It involves the Harvest, a BBQ, Crafts and Cakes
Macmillan: At Central Church Maesteg (opposite the bus station) the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will be held on Friday, September 28 from 10am to 12noon. Tickets are £2 and are available form church members, or you can pay at the door.
MAOS: Two weeks to go - Sister Act, performed by the award winning Maesteg Amateur Operatic Society will be at Maesteg Town Hall on Wednesday, September 26 to Saturday, September 29 at 7pm. And Sister Mary Beary has been around town yet again, doing her bit in advertising the show. You must have seen her by now!
I asked Sue Heffy, the Musical Director, her views on the show. This is what she said:- “It has really upbeat music and is a very feel good show. I also love the message of the story I think the Maesteg audiences will also love it.”
Then,having wondered how nuns would dance, I asked Sue Bickle, the Choreographer, what she thought, She said “Sister Act, what a show to celebrate our 75th year. It has it all, funny, good music, entertaining with lots of singing and dancing. The whole cast and chorus have worked so hard, especially the nuns. It has been quite a challenge to get 18 nuns to dance as one, but with a little patience, dedication and hours of sweat and tears I think we have achieved it. It has been many years since we have had shows with big dance numbers, so from a choreographer’s perspective, it has made a welcome change (don’t know if the nuns see it that way). It will be a good night’s entertainment for the whole family and will definitely have you leaving with a smile on your face”. Tickets are £12 and can be purchased from the Maesteg Town Hall website - see below.
Garth: TheOlder People’s Commissioner for Wales will be at Garth OAP Club on Wednesday, September 19 from 5.30pm. Everyone is welcome. Thiswillbe in the Garth Weekly items next week as a reminder.
Harmony: This ladies group, together with their MD and accompanist Wendy Murphy, will be holding their 12th Annual Concert at St David’s Church on Saturday, October 6. The concert begins at 7.15pm. Their guest artist is the tenor Bruce Anderson, Welsh Male Vocalist Tickets are £5, available from any choir member or by ringing Wendy Murphy on 07983 571578.
Noteworthy: Their 12th Annual Concert is being held on Saturday, October 20 at the church of St Michael & All Angels at 7pm. Their veryspecial guests are Fflur Wyn soprano, Callum Howells, Cor Merched Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda and hosted by Beverley Humphreys. The Director Ryan Wood is well known to the valley and his fame as a conductor and accompanist is spreading. The same applies to Accompanist Stewart Roberts, who is now an adopted Maestegian. Tickets from choir members are £10 and children come free of charge.
Town Hall Events: All tickets are available from the hall on 01656 815 915
Saturday, September 15 - Blue Scar: Hip Hop Dance from the proud past of the South Wales Valleys. 2pm & 7.30pm. £6.50. Friday, September 21 - Mary Bijou’s Circus Cabaret, 8pm. £13.50.
Saturday, September 22 - Whole Lotta Led: Led Zeppelin tribute in action, 7.30pm. £16.50 in advance
Wednesday, September 26 until Saturday, September 29 - MAOS presents Sister Act: TheMusical, 7.15pm. £12.
Thursday, October 11 - Comedy Club, 7.30pm. £5.50 in advance & £7.50 at the door.
Wednesday, October 17 - Tea Dance, 2pm. £5
Thursday, October 18 - Romeo and Juliet, presented by Fluellen Theatre, 7.30pm. £9.50
Saturday, October 20 - T.Rextasy, 7.30pm. £21.50 & £20.50 Conc.
Tuesday, October 23 - Nye and Jennie A New Play based on the life of gyfarfod yn gymdeithasol a chynnal neu wella eu sgiliau Iaith Gymraeg.
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Special Dates: Do you – call 01656 712 858 or have a 100th birthday 07807 282 790. coming up, or a Golden Sewing Class: At Cwm or Diamond Wedding Calon Community Hub and live in the Maesteg (opposite Asda) every Town Council area? Tuesday from 6pm
You, or your relatives, 7.30pm. Beginners and can inform the council. experienced sewers
Then you can expect welcome. a special visit from the Dressmaking, soft Mayor and consort furnishing, soft toys, bearing gifts or even a patchwork, quilting, card from the Queen. embroidery, cross stitch,
If you live in the cushions, all expertly Llangynwyd Middle taught by a fully qualified Council area, then you instructor. Call 01656 735 contact their clerk of the 622 for more details. council. Thereis now room for two people who’d like to join, so give them a ring.
Cwlwm Cwm Llynfi: The purpose of the group is to promote and enhance the awareness and use of Welsh language, culture and traditions in a social context for the benefit of residents in the Llynfi Valley and surrounding areas in partnership with other bodies where appropriate.
Thegroup meets once a month in Maesteg council offices to plan future events. Anyone who is interested and would like to join us would be very welcome.
Contact Rhian Sterio on 07861 660 970 or email rsterio@icloud. com.
Rotary Club: TheMaesteg club has been running for over 70 years and meet every fortnight on a Monday at 1pm in the Cross Inn Maesteg/ Cwmfelin.
At last week’s meeting at the Cross Inn outgoing President Talfyn Harries handed over the chain of office to RobertDavies for the year 2018/19.
Robert’s main priority Aneurin Bevan. 7.30pm. £12.50 & £10.50 Conc. Saturday, October 27 - Lipstick On Your Collar : Hits of the 50s & 60s, 7.30pm. £21.50 & £20.50 Conc.
Wednesday, October 31 - Dramatised Ghost Tours, 5.30pm. £8.50 & £6.50 Conc.
Therapy Dogs: Therapy Dogs Nationwide have a South Wales Representative in Ben the Poochon.
TDN is a national charity. Our volunteers have the unique privilege of volunteering with their own temperament tested Therapy Dogs ; some with over 10 years experience and always focused on caring for people in the community, so our volunteers will be taking their own pet dog to nursing homes, also schools, special needs schools, hospitals, hospices, care centres and prisons, or local groups and we offer help by working with the professional medical sector.
For more information on joining TDN or the programs we offer please contact -claregriffiths@ aol.com
Clwb Maesteg: Clwb Cymraeg Maesteg / Maesteg Welsh Club Mae’r Clwb yn rhoi gyfle i Siaradwyr Cymraeg for his year is to try and increase membership of the club which at present has nine members with only six active so it is getting harder to keep the club going which at the end of the day will mean less assistance for those who need it in the valley.
He intends to maintain the activities already being done at the club, such as organising the annual fireworks display, sending students to the Rotary Youth Leadership course on the Brecon Beacons and sending primary school children out for a day at Gower Heritage centre.
To this end the Rotary club have organised a bucket collection for Friday, July 27 at Tesco Maesteg.
All money raised will be used for local charities.
Anybody who is interested in joining the club and ultimately helping local charities please contact Tal Harries on 07999 886 142.
If anyone, male or female, who is able to spare an hour each fortnight and would like to help in the benefit of others please contact Harries 01656 711 078 or 079 998 861.
Maesteg WI: Maesteg WI welcomes new members, come along and see for yourself what we get up to. Meetings are on the third Thursday of the month at 7pm in Maesteg Rugby Club. Maesteg WI have had a busy summer, with their mystery trip and trip to the races for Ffoslas Ladies Day. We’ve had plenty of opportunities to make new friends and have an interesting but fun time. Our next meeting is on Thursday, September 20, when we’ll be having a mystery craft demonstration. We welcome visitors and prospective members at all times. Contact us on maestegwi@ gmail.com for further information.
River Care: Thereare two groups, who sometimes work separately and sometimes together.
One group is responsible for the community garden in Garth, the other with Resources Wales, the three year plan to get rid of Japanese Knotweed.
Both work to clear the rubbish still being dumped along the banks of our River Llynfi and planting bulbs.
Maesteg CC: The club is available to hire for parties, christenings, etc – contact Ryan Parry 07712 243 589 and Lyndon Horrigan 07971 943 284.
Ramblers: Maesteg maestegu3a.org Ramblers will meet at Parkinson’s Support: The 9am on Saturday (note Maesteg Parkinson’s change of day) for the support group now meet Blackmill to Maesteg walk as Friends of Pendre, - Public Transport. which is the Parkinson’s
Contact 07977 831317. ward in Bridgend general All are welcome to hospital. join and wear sensible If you wish to join clothing and walking them, enquiries to boots/shoes are advised Bernard Franks on 01656 and bring a packed lunch 733560. and a drink Your partner is
Art Society: The society welcome to attend with meets at Maesteg College you to join this cheerful on Mondays, from 4pmgroup 6pm, and work is created Men’s Shed: The in a variety of media. Men’s Shed Maesteg
Local History: Llynfi headquarters is open at Valley Historical Society the Court House every on the first Tuesday of Thursday from 11amthe month in St David’s’ 1.30pm. Church at 7pm. Theyhave been
Thereare no meetings producing a monthly in the summer, so they podcast, which goes out will resume in the live on Celtica Radio on autumn. the last Wednesday of
Yoga (seated): For people the month at 8pm, and with mobility difficulties,podcasts are available gentle exercise aims on the Shedquarters to help the release of website (maesteg tension from the body. shedquarters.wordpress.
At St David’s Church com). (opposite Asda), Regular activities Mondays, 10.30aminclude a music group, 11.30am (except bank woodwork, guest holidays). speakers, painting and
Cost £5 per session other activities and Come along to join us – it community events. really does you good. All welcome, and a
Maesteg Miners: The hot meal is cooked every newly formed Llynfi week. Valley Ex-miners Group TheMen’s Shed is part meets fortnightly on a of a national movement Tuesday at 6.30pm in aimed at bringing men Maesteg Rugby Club. together in a social
All ex-miners who environment to get worked on top or involved in activities that underground are interest them. welcome. Spirit of Llynfi: TheLlynfi
For more information Woodland group meets contact Chris Davies on on the first Saturday of 07521 906 796 or see the the month. Facebook page: Llynfi Thegroup has been Valley Ex-miners, Miners’ busy installing picnic Wives meet on Thursdays benches for families to at Central Church. enjoy their visit to the
Ukelele Club: TheMaesteg site. Ukulele Club meets every New volunteers are Monday (except bank welcome – contact llynfi holidays) at 7pm in the woodlandgroup@gmail. Cross Inn, Cwmfelin/ com for details. Maesteg. Murder: Do you fancy
It is suitable for all being a detective? levels of players – and There’s a Murder new members are Mystery Book Club welcome. which is held at the
Maesteg U3A: Maesteg library in Maesteg Sports U3A meets at Central Centre. Church on the fourth A book for the month Tuesday of the month at is given, you read to 2pm. a specified page,ring
As well as monthly Martyn to say who you meetings, there are think is the murderer, interest groups which then meet to discuss are set up by members the book on a Saturday – walking (striders, sight morning. seekers and strollers), Interested? Contact art appreciation, Martyn at the library. music appreciation, Thegroup is now family history, French involved in creating Interludes, book club, a book – Murder and gardening and the detective of course. occasional quiz teams, Choir News: If you like plus regular monthly to sing then join our lunches, a quiz group friendly choristers, who and a theatre group when come from all over the appropriate. borough.
For more information Côr Meibion Maesteg on what’s on during a’r cylch/Maesteg Male the month please visit Voice Choir rehearse our web site at : www. at the Celtic with a