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ST BEUNO’S CHURCH: 1st and 3rd Sun­days Morn­ing Prayer Self Led ser­vice at 10am. 2nd and 4th Sun­days Eucharist ser­vice at 10am. 5th Sun­day, Joint Eucharist Ser­vice at St Michael’s Gaer­wen at 10am.

ABERFFRAW VIL­LAGE HALL: Yoga for Be­gin­ners with Claire Mace. On Thurs­days. Come join us to im­prove your health and well be­ing and to have fun. Starts at 7.30pm.


SCOUT GROUP: Coffee morn­ings ev­ery Fri (staffing lev­els per­mit­ting) at the Scout and Guide Hall, Bull Bay Rd, be­tween 10.30am-1pm. All funds in aid of 1st Aml­wch Scout Group.

AML­WCH HELP: Healthy Eat­ing Loses Pounds weight­loss group meet ev­ery Wed in The Di­nor­ben Ho­tel 5-7pm. Chris Knott 01407 711058.

AML­WCH FOOD­BANK: Open Wed­nes­day 10.30am to 2pm in the Town Hall build­ing, Lon Goch, Aml­wch. Phone 01407 839065 or 830041 if ur­gent.

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 Mon, Tues, Fri and Sat, 10am-3pm to ac­cept qual­ity do­na­tions, at Unit 6, Site 9, Ll­wyn Onn In­dus­trial Es­tate. Tel 01407 832178 (Op­po­site the Post Of­fice Sort­ing Of­fice).

AN­GLE­SEY CEN­TRAL LI­ONS: Is a lo­cal ser­vice or­gan­i­sa­tion, and reg­is­tered char­ity that raises money, holds events, and as­sists in events. Dur­ing 2015 it do­nated £3,400 to lo­cal wor­thy causes. It needs new mem­bers to carry on with this suc­cess. Any­one in­ter­ested in join­ing the club, phone 07802 150399 for de­tails.

CIT­I­ZENS AD­VICE: Bureau open Thurs­day 9.30am–2pm, Drop in. Ad­vice line Cymru - Mon to Fri 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.

AGE WELL: The over 50s club, meets at Aml­wch Leisure Cen­tre. Open 10am-3pm Mon­day-Thurs­day, with ‘two course’ lunch avail­able each day from noon. All wel­come, just ‘drop in’ or call Agewell vol­un­teers Vicky and Kim on 01407 831862 dur­ing open­ing times above. For ac­tiv­i­ties and events, see the web­pages (shared with Agewell Llangefni): https:// agewell­h­wyli­og­mon.org.uk/

AML­WCH SWIM­MING CLUB: is the Para-Swim­ming Hub for An­gle­sey and seeks friendly, en­thu­si­as­tic vol­un­teers to sup­port the club. The role of a vol­un­teer will be to sup­port chil­dren and young adults with vary­ing dis­abil­i­ties to fully par­tic­i­pate in the ses­sions. No of­fi­cial qual­i­fi­ca­tions needed, just en­thu­si­asm and re­li­a­bil­ity. Don’t worry if you don’t think you have the right ex­pe­ri­ence or have not helped those with dis­abil­i­ties be­fore. The club will pro­vide train­ing and an­other vol­un­teer will with you dur­ing your early ses­sions to give you sup­port. Once you have joined as a vol­un­teer, the club will or­gan­ise a Dis­clo­sure and Bar­ring Ser­vice (DBS) check for you. For more info con­tact, Martin Kelly (Club Sec­re­tary) on 0783480502­1 or [email protected]


HOPE CHURCH: meets ev­ery Sun­day at 10.30am i Ys­gol Fri­ars School Hall.

ST JOHN’S METHODIST CHURCH: High St. Weekly Sun­day Ser­vice 10.30am

MASS: Our Lady and St James RC Church, up­per Bangor: Mass times Sun­day 10am and 5pm.

BANGOR CATHE­DRAL: Weekly Ser­vices. Mon: 8am Eucharist, noon Cathe­dral Prayer Group, 6.30pm Univer­sity Angli­can So­ci­ety Ser­vice. Tues: 8am Morn­ing Prayer, 10.30am Eucharist, 5.30pm Cho­ral

Even­song. Wed: 8am Morn­ing Prayer, 10.30am Eucharist. Thurs: 8am Morn­ing Prayer, 10.30am Eucharist, 5.30pm Cho­ral Even­song. Sun­day: 8.30am Eucharist, 9.30am Of­feren / Boreol Weddi, 11am The Cathe­dral Eucharist, 3.15pm Cho­ral Even­song.

QUAKER MEET­INGS: Sun­days, 10.30am; Tues­days, 1-1.30pm at the Friends Meet­ing House, Dean St. For de­tails, phone 01248 602156.

BANGOR IN­DE­PEN­DENT SPIRITUALI­ST CHURCH: Ser­vice in­cludes hymns, prayers, clair­voy­ance and spir­i­tual heal­ing, ev­ery Wed at 7pm at the Quaker Meet­ing House, Dean St. Ser­vice will fin­ish at ap­prox 8.30pm with free re­fresh­ments and heal­ing shortly later. Ad­mis­sion £2 to in­clude re­fresh­ments and to­wards church funds. Phone 01407 840531.

BANGOR CHRIS­TIAN SPIRITUALI­ST CHURCH: Es­tab­lished in 1947 and af­fil­i­ated to the Greater World Spir­i­tual Cen­tre, Lon­don. Ser­vices at 7pm ev­ery Thurs at the Quaker Meet­ing House, Dean St with free re­fresh­ments after the Di­vine Ser­vice. 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.

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 ban­gor­ba­[email protected] gmail.com or 07577 777392.

WEIGHTWATC­HERS: Classes at Pen­rhos­gar­nedd Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Mon­days at 5.30pm.

HIRAEL CLUB: Cash bingo ev­ery Tues. Doors open at 1.30pm for a start at 2pm. 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: Chi Qigong class ev­ery Tues­day 6.307.30pm. Gentle energising ex­er­cises suit­able for all. Be­gin­ners wel­come. First class free. Jill Turner 01248 351672


YOGA: Mon­days 10–11.30am, Garth Rd Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, (road to Bangor pier, left up hill at red post box) Call Katie 07717 661717. BANGOR COM­MU­NITY CHURCH: Meet ev­ery Sun­day 10.30am and 6.30pm at Coed Mawr Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, (be­hind Mc­don­alds).

AS­SEM­BLIES OF GOD: Pen­te­costal church. Prince’s Rd, (off Col­lege Rd) Up­per Bangor. Meet­ing ev­ery Sun­day 10.30am and 6.30pm. Warm wel­come to all.

BUD­DHISM: Weekly med­i­ta­tion classes 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.

RED CROSS: is look­ing for vol­un­teer driv­ers and helpers to as­sist at Ys­byty Gwynedd and in peo­ple’s homes – con­tact Corinna on 01248 351103

UNDODIAID BANGOR UNITARIANS: Come along, what­ever your faith or be­liefs. A small friendly group meet­ing once a month to ex­plore spir­i­tual ques­tions, without dogma, and sup­port each other to live more com­pas­sion­ately. Meet on the sec­ond Sun­day in the month at 1.30pm in the Friends Meet­ing House, Dean Street, Bangor. For de­tails phone 07894 553080 or ex­plore the web­site www.uku­ni­tar­i­ans.uk/ Bangor.

WIDOWERS AND WI­D­OWS: So­cial group cov­er­ing An­gle­sey, Bangor, Caernar­fon and Llyn, set up for wid­owed peo­ple to en­joy life again in the com­pany of other wid­owed peo­ple who un­der­stand. As a guide it is sug­gested peo­ple aged 50-70 will get the most from mem­ber­ship, as it aims to be ac­tive, out and about. At the mo­ment it meets reg­u­larly in Bangor, Me­nai Bridge and Caernar­fon and also meet up weekly for walks, and go to opera, ballet, gigs, cin­ema, meals, pub quiz and week­ends away. If you are an in­ter­net user go to www.meetup.com and en­ter “An­gle­sey&Gwynedd Wid­owed” (without the quotes) then ap­ply to join. Or Call Dil­wyn on 01248-601599, email dil­[email protected], or Lyn on 01286-678252, email [email protected]­hoo.co.uk Please note: this is not a dat­ing group.

BANGOR LUNCH CLUB: Royal Vol­un­tary Ser­vice’s lunch club on Wed­nes­days in Ys­gol Hirael, Orme Road, Bangor. Come along for a free lunch for the first 2 weeks. Lim­ited space avail­able for peo­ple aged 50+, so call now on 01248 661915 to book your seat.

PI­LATES: Pi­lates Classes at the Garth Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Run by Angie Master­son, who has been teach­ing many forms of ex­er­cise for over 35 years. Con­tact Angie Master­son 01407 831 348 or 07740 902 125 or Les Day on 01248 355180 for fur­ther de­tails.

ZUMBA DANCE-FIT­NESS: Weds & Thurs 6.30-7.30pm, Academi, Dein­iol Rd. Salsa Tues 8.30pm. Swing Jive Weds 8.15pm. Burlesque Tues 7.30pm. He­len 0775101715­7

ROYAL VOL­UN­TARY SER­VICE: is look­ing for new vol­un­teers to join the team and help with its Com­mu­nity Trans­port, Good Neigh­bours and Pos­i­tive Steps ser­vices in Gwynedd and Ynys Mon. If you have a few spare hours a week and would like to make a dif­fer­ence in some­one’s life, the RVS would like to hear from you. Con­tact Gwenda Hughes on 01248 661915 or [email protected]­alvol­un­tary­ser­vice. org.uk

SSAFA GWYNEDD: Seeks new case­work­ers in the Gwynedd area to help and sup­port vet­er­ans and their fam­i­lies. If you can help, con­tact Andy Williams 0795852429­8.

BANGOR U3A: Meet 10.30am on Thurs­days in Capel Berea Newydd (be­tween Ffordd Pen­rhos and St David’s Re­tail Park).For peo­ple who are re­tired from work or par­ent­ing. New mem­bers wel­come.Come early after 9.30am for a chat and stay for the event. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion from www.ban­goru3a.org.uk or u3a.org.uk.

STROKE SUP­PORT: Had a Stroke? Need some sup­port? Then come to our lo­cal Stroke Cafés or Stroke Groups to meet other Stroke sur­vivors, fam­i­lies and car­ers in a friendly sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ment at: Kyf­fin Café, High Street, Bangor – Ev­ery other Fri­day 10am-noon. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Dave Smith 01248 421356 / 0739727989­7 or e-mail nan­ty­[email protected]

PLAYFORD DANC­ING: Do you love danc­ing? Are you se­cretly old­fash­ioned? Did you know there is the op­por­tu­nity to learn Playford danc­ing in Bangor? This is 17th/ 18th cen­tury so­cial dance (think Jane Austen) with in­for­mal ses­sions ap­prox­i­mately monthly on Tues­day evenings. Be­gin­ners wel­come to learn. No part­ner needed. Fan­tas­tic live mu­sic! For more in­for­ma­tion, phone Nicki on 07960 371620 or find on face­book - https://www. face­book.com/dr.nicki.h

MOR­RIS DANC­ING: Thurs­days 8-10pm. Cadi Ha Mor­ris are look­ing for new mem­bers of any gen­der, aged 16+ to dance or as mu­si­cians. Come along on a Thurs­day evening to try it out free of charge! No ex­pe­ri­ence or part­ner needed. Just turn up in loose com­fort­able clothes and train­ers or sim­i­lar. Based in Bangor, it teaches and per­forms tra­di­tional Mor­ris dances from the Cotswolds. Septem­ber to May prac­tice in­doors in Bangor. The sum­mer is spent dis­play­ing the team’s skills wher­ever it can. If you love danc­ing and are look­ing for a new chal­lenge, want a new group of friends or sim­ply want to keep fit, free of charge, come and give it a go. For more in­for­ma­tion, find on Face­book or www.cadi­hamor­ris.co.uk; email cadi­hamor­[email protected] or phone Nicki on 07960 371620

PALS SUP­PER CLUB: (Peo­ple Alone Like So­cial­iz­ing) Gwynedd, An­gle­sey & Conwy. If you’re alone (for what­ever rea­son) over 55 and in­ter­ested in meet­ing oth­ers in the same sit­u­a­tion, for sup­per once a month. Please join the on­line group meetup.com/ PALS-sup­per­club and join for sup­per, in­ter­est­ing con­ver­sa­tion and good com­pany on The sec­ond Fri­day of ev­ery month. PALS plan to hold reg­u­lar monthly sup­per nights in dif­fer­ent towns. This is a bilin­gual group for sin­gle adults aged over 55, liv­ing in roughly a 50 mile ra­dius of Bangor, North Wales, to ex­pand their friend­ships with those who find them­selves in sim­i­lar solo cir­cum­stances, to get out and so­cial­ize.

FRENCH CON­VER­SA­TION GROUP: in­ter­me­di­ates and above. This weekly meet­ing is now at The Boat Yard, Garth Road, ev­ery Thurs­day from 7–9pm. No agenda… just come along and chat in French. Con­tact: jan­[email protected]­cali.co.uk

8STARMUSIC: Runs mu­sic record­ing ses­sions ev­ery Mon­day at the MATRA of­fice in Maes­geirchen from 6pm till 8pm, with some ses­sions planned to take place at the Au­dio­zone stu­dio in Bangor. For any queries, con­tact the Let­ters Grow Face­book page or [email protected]

YOGA: Mind­ful Yoga with Elaine on Tues­day evenings term time 7.30–9.25pm at the Ma­sonic Hall, Parc Me­nai. All abil­i­ties wel­come. De­tails www. yo­ganorth­wales.co.uk, email [email protected] ti­sali.co.uk and phone 01248 430147.

END PO­LIO: Bangor Ro­tary Club are plan­ning their sec­ond lo­cal ‘Light up the Me­nai Strait Pur­ple’ project to raise aware­ness of how close the Ro­tary In­ter­na­tional cam­paign, which is sup­ported so gen­er­ously by Bill and Melinda Gates, is to erad­i­cat­ing Po­lio from the world. There are only two coun­tries where the dis­ease is en­demic – Afghanista­n and Pak­istan. This year dur­ing ‘End Po­lio Now’ week, Oc­to­ber 23-25, the Strait area will be il­lu­mi­nated once more. The week will be­gin with a multi-faith ser­vice in Bangor Cathe­dral on Sun­day Oc­to­ber 20 which will be open to ev­ery­one. Caernar­fon and Beau­maris cas­tles will glow pur­ple (thanks to Cadw) as will the An­gle­sey Arms, Gazelle, Vic­to­ria and Bulke­ley ho­tels, and the cathe­dral and Pon­tio build­ing - plus many more sup­port­ive busi­nesses and pri­vate houses. Bangor Ro­tary Club would love to hear from schools, busi­nesses and any­one that would like to join in this in­cred­i­ble vis­ual event and also help rid the world of this dis­ease! If you could be in­volved in any way, email: sec­re­tary­ban­[email protected] com

LIFE DRAW­ING: Ev­ery Wed­nes­day 1-4pm, Canol­fan Pen­rallt, Up­per Bangor. Be­gin­ners or more ex­pe­ri­enced artists wel­come. Bring draw­ing ma­te­ri­als, pa­per avail­able, tea pro­vided. £7. Fur­ther info - 07533 341458.

LI­BRARY: Tel 01248 353479. Mon­day: Big Story Time, read­ing for ages 7+, Sept 23, 30, 4-4.30pm. Tues­day: Breast­feed­ing Sup­port Group, Sept 24, 10.30am-noon. Tea and chat for Welsh learn­ers, Sept 24, 2-3pm. Fam­ily games, board games for all ages, Sept 24, 3.30-6pm. Home­work club, Sept 24, 4-5.30pm. Health Hub & iCan, health abd well­be­ing, Sept 24, 10am-1pm. Ground­works, Smart Me­ter and en­ergy ad­vice for over-65s, Sept 24, 10am-4pm. Wed­nes­day: Calm colour­ing: re­lax­ing ac­tiv­ity for adults, Sept 18, 25, 10am-11.30am. Jig­saw, re­lax­ing ac­tiv­ity for adults, Sept 18, 25, all day. Thurs­day: Fam­ily his­tory club, Sept 19, 26, 1.303.30pm. Fri­day: Make Friends with a books, Sept 20, 27, 10.45am-12.15pm. Dig­i­tal Help: one to one sup­port (prior book­ing re­quired), Sept 20, 27, 10am-noon, 1.30-3.30pm. Welsh story and Rhyme, Sept 20, 27, 1-3pm.

YOGA: Mind­ful Yoga with Elaine on Tues­day evenings term time 7.30-9.25pm at the Ma­sonic Hall, Parc Me­nai. All abil­i­ties wel­come. De­tails www. yo­ganorth­wales.co.uk, email is elaine. [email protected]­sali.co.uk and phone 0124843014­7.

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