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Harmony: It’s arrived - Harmony’s 12th Annual Concert at St David’s Church is this coming Saturday, October 6.
Starting at 7.15pm, the compere is the incomparable Ross Penhale-Thomas, who will be in charge of the evening and we look forward o hearing their guest artist, Bruce Anderson, tenor, having heard so much about him.
Once again we know that it’s going to be a most enjoyable evening.
Tickets are £5, available from any choir member or by ringing Harmony’s Director/Accompanist Wendy Murphy on 07983 571578.
Flu Jabs: Woodlands Surgery – Flu Vaccines are available at any time during surgery opening hours and no appointment is needed. Clinics will also be held, check out our website on www.woodlands surgerymaesteg.co.uk for details of when these will be held.
Please also ensure we have an up-to-date mobile number, as text notifications will be sent when the vaccines arrive. www.beatflu.org.
Noteworthy: Their fame has spread far and wide and they have been seen on TV. They are celebrating their 12th Annual Concert on Saturday, October 20 at St Michael & All Angels Church, Maesteg with director Ryan Wood and accompanist Stewart Roberts.
Ryan regularly accompanies Only Men Aloud, Only Boys Aloud and Only Kids Aloud and has performed with the Welsh National Opera. He has worked with renowned choirs including Pendyrus and Treorchy male choirs both as an accompanist and musical director.
Stewwart is also well known among male voice choirs as MD and accompanist.
He is also a cellist as has performed with the choir on numerous occasions/ Let’s hope that he will give us the pleasure again this year.
Their veryspecial guests are are Fflur Wyn (Soprano), Callum Howells and Côr Merched Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda.
Tickets cost £10 each (free admission for children) and are Conc. Bydd croeso cynnes available from any Wednesday, October i ddysgwyr (o leia Lefel Clwb Maesteg: Clwb choir member or online 31 - Dramatised Ghost Canolradd) a siaradwyr. Cymraeg Maesteg / at www.ticketsource. Tours, 5.30pm. £8.50 & Dwy bunt yr un neu am Maesteg Welsh Club co.uk/noteworthychoir. £6.50 Conc. ddim i aelodau. Mae’r Clwb yn rhoi gyfle
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Another date for your Lady Who Swalled A Fly: Club –the Society has y Gweithwyr yn Stryd y diaries – their Annual Children’s theatre. 2pm. arranged a talk when Joe Teml. Coffee,Cake and Craft £6.50. Lewis will be coming to Mae rhagor o fanylion morning is being held on Friday, November 9 - talk about The Roman ar gael gan Lloyd Evans; Saturday, November 10 Loot : Dark comedy play. Fort and Army. Mob: 07856 553 777; at 10am at Maesteg Town 7.30pm. £15.50 / £14.50. Therewill be a warm e-bost: Psycho1283@ Hall Friday, November 16 welcome for learners (at hotmail.com.
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Tickets cost £8, with innovative ideas, focused Maesteg at Cylch came to door in glass bottles buffet included, from on UK native wildflowers the assistance of a plea for instead of plastic, Jane at Maesteg Library, plants and fungi. help on Facebook. contact Steve Simmomds Noteworthy box office on Bridgend Association of A message posted on [delivery Tuesday, 07713 014937, Michael Voluntary Organisations Thursday evening stated: Thursday and Saturday] Banks on 07584 177456. (BAVO) is offering the ‘Help please Facebook... – call 01656 712 858 or
Drama: On Thursday, opportunity for local We have been let down 07807 282 790. November 22 and Friday, voluntary organisations for our wedding on Sewing Class: At Cwm November 23, Llynfi and groups to meet a Saturday in Margam Calon Community Hub Valley Amateur Dramatic representative from Grow Abbey and need a choir. (opposite Asda) every Society will be presenting Wild UK on Tuesday, If anyone knows of one Tuesday from 6pma tribute to Frank Vickery October 16 from 10am – please help! 7.30pm. Beginners and at Maesteg Harleqions 3.30pm in BAVO’s offices Côr Meibion Maesteg experienced sewers RFC. Doors open 7pm for in Commercial Street responded positively to welcome. 7.30pm start. Maesteg. the plea for help, although Dressmaking, soft
We are performing Community project it was the eleventh hour furnishing, soft toys, snippets of five plays, grants of £2,000 or £4,000 and too late to get the patchwork, quilting, namely, All’s Fair, Family are available to groups to choir together, along embroidery, cross stitch, Planning, A Night Out, 1 deliver projects in their with the music team, cushions, all expertly o’clock from the House community focused on and organise transport, taught by a fully qualified and After I’m Gone. UK native wildflowers, a large contingent of the instructor. Call 01656 735
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We look forward to people aged 14 - 25 transport to attend the join, so give them a ring. seeing you. Because with £500 funding to do wedding, dressed in their Cwlwm Cwm Llynfi: The seating is limited, this is something creative and choir uniform, and sang group continue to meet admission by ticket only, collaborative, inspired from the choir pews of every second Tuesday of so please buy yours soon by UK native plants and the Abby, to help make the month at 7pm in the to avoid disappointment. fungi. the special couple’s day Council OfficesTalbot St Call 01656 735 622. Funding can help complete, and that little Maesteg. Town Hall Events: All young people to improve bit more special. Anyone wishing to join tickets are available from their CV or personal Bride and Groom and us is welcome. the hall on 01656 815 915. statement, make their guests thanked the The purpose is still to
Thursday, October 11 connections with their choir for their massive promote and enhance - Comedy Club, 7.30pm. community, develop contribution, for making the awareness and use £5.50 in advance & £7.50 new skills and help raise the wedding a really of Welsh culture and at the door. awareness of nature. special day language in particular to
Wednesday, October Half hour Special Dates: Do you the benefit ofresidents of 17 - Tea Dance, 2pm. £5. appointments are have a 100th birthday Maesteg and surrounding
Thursday, October available to meet a coming up, or a Golden areas. 18 - Romeo and Juliet, representative from or Diamond Wedding and A number of events presented by Fluellen Grow Wild UK at BAVO. live in the Maesteg Town have been arranged on Theatre, 7.30pm. £9.50. To book your free place, Council area? Saturday, October 12,
Saturday, October contact BAVO by calling You, or your relatives, there will be a Cawl a 20 - T.Rextasy, 7.30pm. 01656 810 400 by Friday, can inform the council. Chan held in Maesteg £21.50 & £20.50 Conc. October 5. Then you can expect Squash club.
Tuesday, October 23 Cymdeithas Hanes Bro a special visit from the If shopping is your - Nye and Jennie A New Ogwr/Bridgend and District Mayor and consort scene come and join us Play based on the life of Welsh History Society: Nos bearing gifts or even a on Saturday, November Aneurin Bevan. 7.30pm. Lun, 8 Hydref, 7.30 yh yn card from the Queen. 24 when there will be a £12.50 & £10.50 Conc. y Clwb Criced Tondu - If you live in the trip to Carmarthen. Saturday, October 27 - mae’r Gymdeithas wedi Llangynwyd Middle Tickets are £12.50 to Lipstick On Your Collar: trefnu sgwrs pan fydd Council area, then you include Prosecco, mince Hits of the 50s & 60s, Joe Lewis yn siarad am Y contact their clerk of the pies and a raffle. 7.30pm. £21.50 & £20.50 Gaer a’r Fyddin Rufeinig. council. For further information contact Rhian Sterio on 07861 660 970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
We welcome visitors and prospective members at all times. Contact us at 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 Ramblers will meet at 9am on Sunday for the 10-mile Pontardawe walk, for details contact 07983 970 179.
All are welcome to join and wear sensible clothing and walking boots/shoes are advised and bring a packed lunch and a drink.
Art Society: The society meets at Maesteg College on Mondays, from 4pm6pm, and work is created in a variety of media.
History: Llynfi Valley Historical Society on the first Tuesday of the month in St David’s’ Church at 7pm. There are no meetings in the summer, so they will resume on Tuesday, October 2, when Rhian Rees will speak on Gwyrosydd – the story of Daniel James, the poet who wrote Calon lan.
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, 10.30am11.30am (except bank holidays).
Cost £5 per session Come along to join us – it really does you good.
Maesteg Miners: The newly formed Llynfi Valley Ex-miners Group meets fortnightly on a Tuesday at 6.30pm in Maesteg Rugby Club.
All ex-miners who worked on top or underground are welcome.
For more information contact Chris Davies on 07521 906 796 or see the Facebook page: Llynfi Valley Ex-miners, Miners’ Wives meet on Thursdays at Central Church.
Ukelele Club: The Maesteg Ukulele Club meets every Monday (except bank holidays) at 7pm in the Cross Inn, Cwmfelin/Maesteg.
It is suitable for all levels of players – and new members are welcome.
Maesteg U3A: Maesteg U3A meets at Central Church on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 2pm.
As well as monthly meetings, there are interest groups which