3 PAGES OF COMMUNITY DIARY FOR BANGOR & ANGLESEY:
SCOUT GROUP: Coffee mornings every Friday (staffing levels permitting) at the Scout and Guide Hall, Bull Bay Road, between 10.30am-1pm. All funds in aid of 1st Amlwch Scout Group.
AMLWCH HELP: Healthy Eating Loses Pounds weightloss group meet every Wednesday in The Dinorben Hotel 5-7pm. Chris Knott 01407 711058.
HEAR TO HELP: Free minor repairs to NHS hearing aids, battery supply, re-tubing and advice at the Action on Hearing Loss drop-in, first Tuesday of each month, 1-3pm at Clwb y Gorlan, Salem Street.
AMLWCH BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: Meets on the second Tuesday of every month at the Amlwch Methodist Church schoolroom, 10.30am and 12.30pm. Call Richard on 07975539644.
AMLWCH FOODBANK DISTRIBUTION POINT: It is open to those in real hardship, and for some who struggle to make ends meet. The Foodbank is currently open on Weds from 11am-3pm, in Pantri Number 6, at 6 Queen Street. The basic system is a Referral System, but people can go along to get further information about eligibility. Contact 01407 839364 or 01407 764947.
AMLWCH CANOE CLUB: Meets in Amlwch pool 8.15pm-9.30pm. If you would like to try kayaking the club allows three Taster Sessions at £5 per person per session. Minimum age 8 and conditions apply to under-16s, parent/carers must stay in attendance for the sessions. Suggest participants wear a T-shirt, the sessions will involve capsizing in a kayak. You can also visit on Facebook.
DONATION DROP OFF POINT: Hospice at Home Gwynedd & Anglesey Drop off Point at its Distribution Centre. It is open on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturdays, 10am-3pm to accept quality donations, at Unit 6, Site 9, Llwyn Onn Industrial Estate, LL68 9BQ Tel 01407 832178 (Opposite the Post Office Sorting Office).
AMLWCH AGE WELL: Come along – see what’s happening. Members dance, walk, play badminton, crafts and computer classes, Tai Chi and much more. Or just call for a cuppa and a chat, lunch available, make new friends or catch up with old ones in a relaxed, convivial atmosphere. Open Monday to Thursday, ring 01407 831862 (ask for Eileen) in the Memorial Hall.
ANGLESEY CENTRAL LIONS: Club is a local service organisation, and registered charity that raises money, holds events, and assists in events. During 2014 the club donated £2,946 to worthy causes. It needs new members to carry on with its success, especially with its charitable work. Anyone interested in joining the club should ring 07802150399 for details.
BALLROOM/LATIN AMERICAN DANCE CLASS: Adult dance class Monday at the Memorial Hall, Amlwch. Adult Dance Class 8-9pm, Practise Session 9-10pm. Large dance floor so all levels welcome from beginner to advance. A fun way to get fit and meet new friends. For more information visit Anglesey Dance Facebook page, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07867 508734
CITIZENS ADVICE: Bureau open Thursday 9.30am–2pm, Drop in. Advice line Cymru - Monday to Friday 9am-5pm 03444772020. You can also access www.Adviceguide.org. uk
CAFE COFIO: New service by the Carers Trust for carers and those they care for. Tea/coffee in a relaxed atmosphere and learn more about services for people with memory problems, as well as taking part in various activities. Sessions take at Dinorben Hotel, Wednesdays, 2-4pm. For information ring 01492 542212.
TAI CHI & QIGONG: 11.30am -12.30pm. Memorial Hall, Amlwch Admission £3.50, Age Well Class for over 50s. Tai Chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. Contact Jeff Cushing 01248 352336 cymrutaichiwales.co.uk.
AMLWCH INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE TRUST: Has launched its activities for the 2016 Summer season, The Copper Kingfdom Centre and Sali Loft cafe and exhibition are open Tuesday to Sunday, 10.30am-5pm. For more information contact Elfed Rowlands on 01407 830298.
HOPE CHURCH: meets every Sunday at 10.30am in Ysgol Friars School Hall.
ST JOHN’S METHODIST CHURCH: High Street Bangor. Weekly Sunday Service 10.30am
MASS: Our Lady and St James RC Church, upper Bangor: Mass times Sunday 10am and 5pm.
QUAKER MEETINGS: Sundays, 10.30am; Tuesdays, 1-1.30pm at the Friends Meeting House, Dean Street. For details, phone 01248 602156.
BANGOR INDEPENDENT SPIRITUALIST CHURCH: The service includes hymns, prayers, clairvoyance and spiritual healing and takes place every Wednesday at 7pm at the Quaker Meeting House, Dean Street. The service will finish at approx 8.30pm with free refreshments and healing shortly later. Admission £2 to include refreshments and towards the church funds’. Phone 01407 840531.
BANGOR CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALIST CHURCH: The Church was established in 1947 and is affiliated to the Greater World Spiritual Centre, London. Services at 7pm every Thursday at the Quaker Meeting House, Dean St with free refreshments after the Divine Service. There is no admission fee, only a free-will collection taken during the Service. There is a different guest speaker every week. Everyone is most welcome to attend.
HIRAEL SURGERY: At Hirael Club. Jean Forsyth and Dewi Williams - Councillors for the Hirael Ward of Bangor hold a Surgery, 10am-2pm on the second Wednesday in each month to listen to and address residents’ issues and problems. Ring 01248 355 798 (Jean), or 01248 353699 (Dewi), to book an appointment. If no reply, leave a message with your contact details. Representatives of the local Community Beat Team and Gwynedd Community Homes (CCG) may also be in attendance from time to time.
BANGOR & MENAI BAHA’IS: The Baha’i Community of Bangor and Menai invite you to join in activities here. The Baha’i Faith is a world religion whose purpose is to unite all mankind in one universal cause, one common faith. Contact email@example.com or 07577 777392.
WEIGHTWATCHERS: Classes at Penrhosgarnedd Community Centre on Mondays at 5.30pm.
HIRAEL CLUB: Cash bingo every Tuesday. Doors open at 1.30pm for a start at 2pm. Also every Wednesday 7.30pm for a start at 7.45pm. Come along and enjoy the friendly atmosphere and light refreshments.
GUIDING: Rainbow, Brownie and Guide units. Contact Pat Gadd on 01248 601868.
ARMY CADETS: Parade every Tuesday at the Drill hall, Glynne Road from 7pm. If you are over 12 then come along. Call 01248 600363 for details.
GLASINFRYN COMMUNITY CENTRE: Tai Chi Qigong class starting every Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm. Gentle energising exercises suitable for all. Beginners welcome. First class free. Jill Turner 01248 351672
AGE CYMRU GWYNEDD A MON: Are looking for volunteers to help at Hafan Café besides the bus station. If anyone has a few hours to spare, Age Concern would like to hear from you. For a volunteer pack call 01286 677711
YOGA: Mondays 10–11.30am, Garth Road Community Centre, (road to Bangor pier, left up hill at red post box) Call Katie 07717661717.
BANGOR COMMUNITY CHURCH: Meet every Sunday 10.30am and 6.30pm at Coed Mawr Community Centre, (behind Mcdonalds).
NORTH WALES SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND: Is a local charity based in Bangor. Its aims are to provide welfare and key services for visually impaired people in North Wales. It is looking for volunteers to spare an hour or two to assist in fundraising, store collection, driving and group support. Contact Malcolm Jones on 01248 353604
PARKINSON’S CAFE: People living with Parkinson’s, their family, carers and friends are warmly invited to the Parkinson’s Cafe at Coed Mawr Community Centre, on the third Monday of each month, from 2pm to 3.30. Activities include Indoor Bowls and easy dance sessions, with tea and cakes and friendship, together with support and information sharing.
ASSEMBLIES OF GOD: Pentecostal church. Prince’s Road, (off College Road) Upper Bangor. Meeting every Sunday 10.30am and 6.30pm. Warm welcome to all.
BUDDHISM: Weekly meditation classes are held at Coleg Menai, Friddoedd Rd, on Tuesdays from 7-8.15pm. The sessions give an introduction to meditation and also explore some of Buddha’s practical teachings, both of which can help to reduce stress and increase happiness. For details phone 01492 878778 or see website meditatenorthwales.com.
QIGONG CLASS: Monday 6.30-7.30pm, Coed Mawr Community Centre, (Behind McDonald’s Caernarfon Road). Qigong (pronounced Chi Kung) is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. Contact Jeff Cushing 01248 352336 cymrutaichiwales.co.uk Admission £5.
TAI CHI & QIGONG: Monday, 7.30-9pm, Coed Mawr Community Centre (Behind McDonald’s Caernarfon Road) Admission £5. Tai Chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. Contact Jeff Cushing 01248 352336 cymrutaichiwales.co.uk Admission £6, (£5 concessions).
TAI CHI & QIGONG: Bangor University. 1-2pm. Room F16 Memorial building, Deiniol Road, Bangor (Opposite the science library) Admission £5. Tai Chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. Contact Jeff Cushing 01248 352336 cymrutaichiwales.co.uk. Admission £5.
YOGA CLASS: Tuesday 7.30-9pm, Coed Mawr Community Centre (Behind McDonald’s Caernarfon Road) mixed ability class suitable for beginners. Contact Jeff Cushing 01248 352336 cymrutaichiwales.co.uk Admission £6.50 (£5.50 concessions) block booking also available.
HAFAN MENAI: Come and support your local Day Hospice with a fun afternoon of Bingo on Wed July 13, 1-3pm. Hafan Menai Day Hospice (YG site) hosts this event. Games are £5 a book, lots of prizes to be won and light refreshments will be served.
MOTIV8’: To Make A Change For People With Mental Health Issues. An annual event for people experiencing mental health issues and those supporting them will be held on Thursday October 20 at the Brailsford Leisure Centre, Bangor. The ‘Motiv8’ event, now in its fifth year, is a multi agency initiative which aims to raise awareness of mental health issues with an emphasis on the benefits that being active and having fun can have on mental wellbeing. Motiv8 will give people the opportunity to take part in taster sessions in basketball, archery, pool, gym exercise, tai chi, dance, and climbing. Local and national services will be on hand to offer advice, guidance and support. The #Awalkinmyshoes sponsored walk on Saturday August 13 begins at Caernarfon Castle before following a circular route along The Welsh Highland railway path to Dinas, and finishing back at Caernarfon. For more information contact Sharon Jamieson-Evans at Sharon.Jamieson-Evans@wales.nhs.uk.
RETIREMENT FELLOWSHIP: 30 members of the Bangor branch of the NHS Retirement Fellowship enjoyed a day out at Llangollen safely driven by Clynog and Trefor Coaches. The next meeting at Talgai Hall will be on July 26 at 2pm. Tea/coffee and biscuits provided for £1. The speaker will be John Gorham on his experiences in the Antarctic. No meeting in August and a trip to Liverpool in September. Contact Sandra for details on 01248 352018.
PICNIC: UNA Ogwen riverside picnic to raise funds for Medicins Sans Frontieres. All welcome at Lon Isaf Farm, Half Way Bridge, Bangor LL57 4AB, on Saturday July 23, from 2-4pm. Entry £5. Bring your own picnic to share,
FNF-BOTH PARENTS MATTER CYMRU: The next local meeting will be held on Wednesday July 20 at 7pm in the ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism, 37 College Road, Bangor, LL57 2AP. The charity has a genuine commitment to have children united with their parents/ grandparents and is enjoying success in the courts. The meetings offer free legal advice and emotional support to parents and grandparents alienated from their grand/ children. if you wish a confidential meeting contact - Frank Bradfield on 01492 874 395
OASIS CHURCH: Oasis Church in Margaret Street welcomes you to the all age service at 10.30am each Sunday morning. The music is lively and you will hear teaching from the Bible made relevant to contemporary life situations. Contact the minister Philip Evans 07881504670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TEA DANCE: Held on the last Sunday of every month at the Bulkeley Hotel at 2.30pm to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Research at Ysbyty Gwynedd. Admission £2.50. Contact the hotel or phone 01248 723223.
BEAUMARIS PIONEERS: Walking group meets every Wednesday at 2pm in the Iorwerth Rowlands Centre, Steeple Lane. It walks for an hour in the surrounding area, followed by light refreshments at the Centre; Contact the Centre 01248-811508 to register an interest and obtain details.
YOGA: With Kath Turner. Wednesday 8-9.30pm at the Iorwerth Rowlands Centre Gentle yoga for the young at Heart with Kath Turner 10-11.30am at Beaumaris Leisure Centre. www.kathturneryoga.com or email email@example.com or phone 01248 750029
DRU YOGA CLASSES: Beginners welcome - try your first class for free! Wednesdays 9.30-11am (term based). The Bulkeley Hotel, 19 Castle Street, LL58 8AW. Contact: 01248 602900 Ext 223 or christiane@ druworldwide.com.
WATERCOLOUR AND PASTEL: course on Wednesdays 1-4pm every week. No experience necessary -take inspiration from the landscape and learn about the use of colour and wash. Silk painting sessions/ glass painting workshops also available Thursdays and Fridays 10.30-4.30 All ages and abilities catered for including children. Learn to paint scarves pictures, cards, sun catchers and much more, relaxing and fun. Birthday parties a speciality. All workshops/ courses running at the H’ Artworks Gallery 6 Church St, in the Forum a beautiful old Methodist chapel. For information ring 01248 812045 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SINGING FOR JOY: Come and join the Singing For Joy Choir at the David Hughes Centre, Thursdays from 12-2pm. Contact Joy on 01248 811519 or email email@example.com.
YOGA: Come along for a gentle class, and feel the difference. Mondays Beaumaris 1-2.30pm, Leisure Centre. Contact Katie on 07717661717.
ROYAL VOLUNTARY SERVICE: Lunch Club – Ysgoldy, Capel y Drindod, Rosemary Lane. Every Tuesday 11.45am. Register before attending by phoning Nicola Collins on 01248 661915.
OVER 50S: Events. Later in the year is the September Open Day and in October photographer Pierino Algieir will be the speaker and a visit to Caernarfon in Oct/ Nov to see the poppies at the castle with lunch at the golf club. November is the Christmas meeting and on December 12 Christmas lunch at Lastra Farm, more details later. Any queries ring Hazel on 01248 490284/
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH SERVICES: Sundays at 11am, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sunday Holy Communion. On the 4th Sunday a shorter all age service followed by tea and coffee. Fridays at 10am Holy Communion. Also each Tuesday at 10am the church hall is open for tea and coffee.