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ST BEUNO’S CHURCH: 1st & 3rd Sun­day Morn­ing Prayer Ser­vice Self Led at 10am. 2nd & 4th Sun­day Eucharist Ser­vice 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.

CIT­I­ZENS AD­VICE: Bureau open Thurs­day 9.30am–2pm, Drop in. Ad­vice line Cymru - Mon to Fri 9am-5pm 0344477202­0. You can also ac­cess www. Ad­

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.

FRIENDS OF ME­MO­RIAL HALL: Drop in cen­tre in the Me­mo­rial Hall ev­ery Wed & Thurs from 10am to 3pm. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude bad­minton, bowls, line danc­ing, ukulele group, home crafts, cook­ing for men and art or just a chat with a cup of tea. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Ray on 0104783092­0 .


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: The ser­vice in­cludes hymns, prayers, clair­voy­ance and spir­i­tual heal­ing and takes place ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 7pm at the Quaker Meet­ing House, Dean St. 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: 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] or 07577 777392.

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: Tai 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 med­i­tatenorth­

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 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]­ 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.

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.

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.ban­ or

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]

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 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]­

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. yo­ganorth­, email [email protected] ti­ and phone 01248 430147.

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. Tues­day: Fam­ily Games, Board games for all ages! Novem­ber 26 3.30-6pm. Home­work Club, Novem­ber 26, 4-5.30pm. Wed­nes­day: Break Time, Re­lax­ing ac­tiv­i­ties for adults, Novem­ber 20, 27 10-11.30am. Thurs­day: Fam­ily His­tory Club Novem­ber 21, 28, 1.30-3.30pm. Fri­day: Get On-line: One to one sup­port (prior book­ing re­quired), 30 minute slots, Novem­ber 22, 29, 10am-noon and 1.30-3.30pm. Make Friends with a Book, Novem­ber 22, 29, 10.45am - 12.45pm. Welsh Story and Rhyme, Novem­ber 22, 29, 1-2.30pm. Re­new your bus pass: You can call in for help re­new­ing your bus pass at any time dur­ing the li­brary’s open­ing hours.

PUBLIC LEC­TURE: Cli­mate change will be the fo­cus of a public lec­ture at Ban­gor Univer­sity on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 20. The speaker is Kevin An­der­son, Pro­fes­sor of En­ergy and Cli­mate Change at the Univer­sity of Manch­ester. The lec­ture will take place at 5.30pm in the Eric Sun­der­land Lec­ture Theatre of the Main Arts Build­ing. Ad­mis­sion is free, and no tick­ets are re­quired. The event is sponsored jointly by Ban­gor Univer­sity and the Menai Branch of the United Na­tions As­so­ci­a­tion. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact [email protected] ban­

NORTH WALES GUI­TAR CIR­CLE: are cel­e­brat­ing their 14th year this Novem­ber and as a cel­e­bra­tion they are hold­ing a con­cert and fundrais­ing event. Mu­sic played will cover ALL gen­res – Clas­si­cal, Slide, Jazz, Fla­menco and other fin­ger­styles, on Novem­ber 30 at 7.45pm. This year’s cho­sen char­ity is Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety – all do­na­tions and raf­fle money from the evening will be pre­sented to the lo­cal North Wales branch in Conwy. An Evening of Gui­tar - Baroque to Rock will be held at Split Wil­low in Llan­fair­fechan, who are fore­go­ing their room hire for the evening. This will be a re­laxed and in­for­mal evening with chances to win raf­fle prizes and a few nib­bles for those who are a lit­tle peck­ish. This is the first time NWGC/CGGC have held their con­cert in Llan­fair­fechan – it is hoped that if suc­cess­ful it will be held again next Novem­ber. En­try is free but any do­na­tions how­ever small or large are very wel­come. Junc­tion 15 off A55 – good bus routes! For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the con­cert or the gui­tar cir­cle con­tact Jane Sin­nett on 01407 831480 www.north­wales­gui­tar­cir­

FNF: The next meet­ing of FNF-Both Par­ents Mat­ter -Ban­gor will take place at the ESRC Cen­tre for Re­search on Bilin­gual­ism, 37 Col­lege Road, Ban­gor on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 20 at 6pm. The meet­ings are well at­tended and you can be sure of a gen­uine wel­come, emo­tional sup­port and free le­gal ad­vice if you are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing dif­fi­culty see­ing your chil­dren or grand­chil­dren. For a confidenti­al meet­ing call Frank Brad­field on 0734026630­3.

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. yo­ganorth­, email is elaine. [email protected]­ and phone 0124843014­7.

WELSH GUARDS: The Ban­gor Sec­tion, North Wales Branch of the Welsh Guards As­so­ci­a­tion 2019 Christ­mas Din­ner will be held at the Waver­ley Ho­tel, Ban­gor (op­po­site the Rail­way Sta­tion) at 2pm on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 2. De­tails of the 3 course menu with pref­er­ence please to ei­ther Dai on 01248 364363 or Gwyn on 01248 670 170.

PUBLIC LEC­TURE: ‘Uni­ver­si­ties - An An­ti­dote To Dark­ness’ - Pro­fes­sor Iwan Davies, Ban­gor Univer­sity Pro-Chan­cel­lor, at Eric Sun­der­land Lec­ture Theatre (MALT), Ban­gor Univer­sity 5.30pm, Novem­ber 29. A bilin­gual pre­sen­ta­tion. Ban­gor Branch Of The Univeristy Of Wales Grad­u­ates.


OA­SIS CHURCH: Oa­sis Church in Mar­garet St 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 of­[email protected]­min­

TEA DANCE: 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 ring 01248 723223.

BEAUMARIS PI­O­NEERS: Walk­ing group meets ev­ery Wed 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.kath­turn­ or email [email protected]­in­ter­ or phone 01248 750029

DRU YOGA CLASSES: Be­gin­ners wel­come - try your first class for free! Weds 9.30-11am (term based). Bulke­ley Ho­tel, 19 Cas­tle St. Con­tact: 01248 602900 Ext 223 or chris­[email protected]­world­

WA­TER­COLOUR AND PASTEL: course on Weds 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 Thurs and Fri­days 10.30-4.30 All ages and abil­i­ties catered for. Learn to paint scarves pic­tures, cards, sun catch­ers and much more. All work­shops/cour­ses run­ning at the H’Art­works Gallery 6 Church St, in the Fo­rum. For info ring 01248 812045 or e-mail hart­[email protected]­in­ter­

SINGING FOR PLEA­SURE: meets in the Ior­w­erth Row­lands Cen­tre on Mons 10.30am-11.30am fol­lowed by re­fresh­ments.

BRIDGE: Beaumaris Du­pli­cate Bridge Club holds two ses­sions a week at the David Hughes Cen­tre. Mons at 9.20am, Gen­tle Du­pli­cate ses­sion and Thurs at 6.50pm, Stan­dard Du­pli­cate cater­ing for the av­er­age club player. More de­tails from Bob or Gay Young on 01248 810057 or the web­site: beau­maris­du­pli­cate­bridge­club. Also op­por­tu­nity to play “Chicago” Bridge with the Cas­tle Bridge Club on Mon­days, 6.50pm in the Bulke­ley Ho­tel, Cas­tle St. De­tails from Rob Hughes 0n 01248 810970.

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