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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.

Mae’r clwb yn cy­far­fod bob pythefnos am 7 og nos Fercher yng Nghlwb y Gwei­th­wyr yn Stryd y Teml.

Mae rhagor o fanylion ar gael gan Lloyd Evans; Mob: 07856 553 777; e-bost: Psy­cho1283@ Events Di­ary: Thereis hot­mail.com. a town events di­ary The Club pro­vides an in the coun­cil of­fices, op­por­tu­nity for Welsh ac­ces­si­ble dur­ing of­fice Speak­ers to meet so­cially hours. and main­tain or im­prove

All or­gan­i­sa­tions in the their Welsh Lan­guage val­ley are urged to en­ter skills. in­di­vid­ual events in that The club meets ev­ery di­ary to avoid over­lap fort­night at 7pm on or clash­ing of din­ners/ Wed­nes­day evening in con­certs etc in the town/ the Work­ing­men’s Club val­ley. in Tem­ple Street.

This is for Fur­ther de­tails are or­gan­i­sa­tions of the avail­able from Lloyd val­ley, ask­ing them to Evans; Mob: 07856 553 check at the Coun­cil 777; e-mail: Psy­cho1283@ Of­fice’sDiary be­fore hot­mail.com ar­rang­ing an event, so Milk: De­liv­ered to your that you won’t clash with door in glass bot­tles any­one else. in­stead of plas­tic,

The di­aryis in the con­tact Steve Sim­momds of­fi­cepure­ly­for that [de­liv­ery Tues­day, pur­pose. Thurs­day and Satur­day]

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

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