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Donated Christmas toys To help celebrate Christmas for all local children, as in previous years, there is a donation of toys box in the Memorial Hall. Donations gratefully received during open hours at the hall. Call 01269 871075. Pantomime This Friday from 6.30pm Jack and the Beanstalk is this year’s pantomime at Pontyberem Memorial Hall. Tickets £4 per person, family ticket (for two adults and three children) £16. Inquiries and ticket office on 01269 871075.
Christmas produce market On Saturday, 10am to 1pm the Christmas local produce market will be held in the Memorial Hall. Free entry. Light refreshments on sale.
Pontyberem Workingmen’s Club events This Saturday the club has a band night with the Mocking Birds. Tickets £5 per entrant which includes entry in the raffle draw. Doors open at 8pm. Further details from the club chairman, Richard, on 07530 860608. On Saturday, December 15, there is a charity night in support of tackling dementia organised by Llinos and the club. Tickets are £5 per person. A charity raffle and a blind auction fundraiser are to be held on the night. Doors open 7.30pm. To book or find out more ring the club on 01269 870214 or contact Richard, the chairman, on his mobile number shown above.
Gruffydd Wyn concert On Saturday from 7pm in the Memorial Hall Britain’s Got Talent winner Gruffydd Wyn performs live on stage. In support are Crwbin Silver Band, Ysgol Pontyberem and Cor Llanddarog a’r Cylch. Further details on 01269 871075.
Hawthorn tree dedication Pontyberem and Bancffosfelen school pupils on November 22 took part in the dedication ceremony in the recreation park for a newly planted hawthorn tree. Village council chairman Deris Williams led the event with Raymond Evans reciting from memory the 1854 poem to Pontyberem’s former legendary white blossom hawthorn tree. The revived legend is also dedicated to the memory of those who fell in battle from the area in the service of their country.
Church services St John’s Sunday Eucharist 9.30am; Wednesday Eucharist 9am. 11.30pm, December 24, Midnight Christmas Service; 10am Christmas Day Holy Communion at Capel Ifan; no service on Boxing Day; 9.30am, December 30, St John’s united service. Eglwys y Groes Sunday Mass 8.30am, Friday Mass 9.30am.
Over-50 Club To join or find out more about the club’s activities contact Brenda on 870211.
Pontyberem Camera Club Members meet on Monday evenings at the Memorial Hall from 6.45pm to 8.45pm. Further details on 01269 871075. Cymdeithas Hanes Cwm Gwendraeth To join the Welsh local history society or to find out more please contact Rhian on 01269 871209.
Yoga Club Meets in the Memorial Hall on Thursdays: First session from 10.30am; second session from 11.45am.
Hall and Institute hire To hire the various facilities and for terms please phone 01269 871075.
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Sardis Oedfa Gymun am 2yp – y Parchedig Jill Hayley Harries.
Cylch Meithrin Carwe Cylch Meithrin Carwe is now offering 30 free hours of childcare for working parents for children aged 3-4 years old. Also, the cylch is open all day and offers an early morning session and non-funded children can also use this service. For further information regarding this childcare offer please contact Tracy James on 07772 188593. Plas y Sarn Is closed on weekends pending building work until further notice. Anyone wishing to book celebration parties contact 810155 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Derwendeg surgery Opening hours: Morning surgery Monday-Friday 9am-11.30am, reception 8.30am-1pm. Afternoon surgery: 2pm-5pm, closed Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Nurse surgery Monday: 4.30pm-6pm and Friday 9am-11am. Telephone 01554 810223. Trimsaran Ladies’ Choir Meet every Monday at 2pm in the Gospel Hall. Come and join in for a good time of togetherness, no age limits. We are looking for ladies to join us.
Trimsaran computer help For beginners and improvers on all types of computers. Bring your own laptop, tablet or smart phone to learn how they can help you, or learn on our laptops. Ring Graham on 810701 to book as many sessions as you need at Cafe Beca, Plas y Sarn. Monday afternoons preferred. History Society Meet on the first Monday of the month at 6.30pm at Plas y Sarn. Come along for an interesting evening.
OAP meetings Tumble OAPs meet on the second Thursday of each month in Tumble Hall at 1.30pm. Recently, they were entertained by the children of Ysgol Gynradd Y Tymbl and enjoyed tea and cakes. The Christmas shopping trip was to Swansea and Christmas lunch at the Falcon Hotel, Carmarthen. They look forward to welcoming back Carmarthen Ukelele Band for the Christmas party. No meeting in January as the pantomime is in the hall, so next meeting is on Thursday, February 14. Further information from Pat on 01269 831773. Cyfle i Bawb Members meet on Tuesday afternoons with a quiz and bingo and visits from Cathy with her beautiful cards, Pethau Olyv from St Clears and Angela Hayes from the Stroke Association spent an afternoon with members who donated £170 to the charity. They have made visits to Festival Park, Ebbw Vale, Cardiff Christmas shopping, the Selwyn Samuel Centre, Llanelli, for tea and entertainment and to Jackies Farm for a charity tea. Christmas lunch is at the Plough, Rhosmaen. The AGM is on January 15 at 1.30pm in Tumble Hall. Call Pat on 01269 831773.
Dewi Sant Sunday: Welsh/possibly Bilingual Eucharist 9.30am. Sunday, December 16, English Eucharist, 9.30am. Please note service at 9.30am not 5pm as has been usual for the third Sunday in the month. Sunday, December 23, bilingual Family Eucharist 9.30am. Sunday, December 30, Combined Eucharist 10 am. Neuadd y Tymbl Mike or Mandy 07805 340188 or see Tumble Hall FB. December 14: Elvis and Tom Jones tribute show. December 15: Meatloaf and Cher tribute night. December 21: Boy George and Neil Diamond tribute show. December 22: Boy George & The Decades Band tribute show. Panto - book now for the pantomime, Dick Whittington on January 10 to 13. Clwb Cinio a Chlonc: If you are over 60, why not come to Clwb Cinio a Chlonc, the over-60s’ luncheon club: Tuesdays/ Thursdays 10am to 12.30pm. Regular activities: Meals on Wheels: For details, please call 01269 841213. Over-40s Social Evening: Bar meal, dance, chat on second Tuesday of the month from 8pm-11.30pm. £4 entry. Stage School: Mondays. Line dancing: Thursdays, 1.30pm-3.30pm. £4, cup of tea included. Cyfle i Bawb: Tuesdays, 1.30pm. Tumble OAP: second Thursday of the month. Karate: Thursdays, 5.30pm, 07976 612627. Zumba: Monday, Wednesday 8pm-9pm, 07814 975445. Happy Feet Clinic: every month, 01554 758286. Heart Clinic: Thursday.
Llannon Community Council <eets on the third Wednesday, of the month at 6.30 in Tumble Hall. Members of the public are welcome. For more information, contact the Clerk: 07971026493 [email protected] ccllannon.org.uk See FB Cymunedau Mynydd Mawr Communities for community events and activities in the council area.
Llanddowror Village Association are holding a Christmas bingo from 8pm on Tuesday at the Black Lion Hotel, St Clears.
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Ysgol Meidrim news The school are holding their Carol Concert in Meidrim Youth Hall tomorrow at 2pm and the community are invited to attend. There will also be a performance at 6pm in St David’s Church Hall. On December 13 the children will be singing in Dol y Felin Care Home and then on December 20 starting at 1pm the children will be singing carols in Meidrim village when friends are family are welcome to join in. Our Christmas dinner is on Friday at 1.30pm in Whitland Rugby Club. Every member is asked to find their own mode of transport. We will also have a Christmas raffle. Please all bring a prize. On Saturday, December 15, we will be going to Theatr Felinfach to see a Welsh pantomime. The bus will be leaving Meidrim at 11am.
Henoed There will be no meeting in January.
Meidrim and District Welfare Committee The Christmas party will be held this year on Saturday, December 15, from 5pm to 7pm in Meidrim Church Hall for Meidrim children 11 years old and under. Children under 7 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Entertainment and light refreshments provided for the children plus a visit from Santa. During the evening we will be serving hot food for the grown-ups — hot succulent turkey and stuffing rolls topped with a rich festive sauce, followed by some mouth-watering mince pies and a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee, all for just £3.50.
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Services 8am Holy Communion; 11am – United Carol Service in Tabernacl. Trinity: 9.30yb, Oedfa Gweinidog. Tabernacl: 11yb, Oedfa Garolau Eglwysi Hendygwyn – Gweinidog. Ysgol Sul am 9yb i 10.30yb. Bethel: 2pm, English Service – Minister. English Congregational Church, Whitland: 10.30am – Christian Aid Carol Service. Nasareth: Oedfa Garolau yn y Tabernacl. St Mary’s Church, Whitland: 8am, Holy Communion; 11am, United Carol Service in Tabernacl. Whitland Produce Market Second Saturday of every month from 9.30am to 12.30pm. The next produce market will be the Christmas market this Saturday in the Memorial Hall, as usual. For more information and updates please go to the Whitland Produce Market Facebook page. You can also leave a message on 01994 240127, message the Whitland Produce Market Facebook page or email [email protected] whitlandmemorialhall.org.uk.
Open air Christmas market Stallholders from the Whitland Produce Market will also be present at the Whitland Town Council Christmas lights switch-on open air market. An extra chance to see what they have to offer and do a bit more of your Christmas shopping and in the process support local people.
Whitland Young Farmers Club On Monday evenings (7.30pm). For young people aged between 10 and 26. You don’t have to be a farmer to join the Whitland Young Farmers Club and you’ll have the chance to meet new people for a night of fun and games organised by members.
Tai chi and Quigong Friday from 7pm to 8.30pm. Weekly classes suitable to all levels of fitness and ability. Now only on Friday evenings, Monday morning class has been cancelled. For more, please contact Paul Jennings on 01994 448810 or see www.westwalestaichi.co.uk Bookworm Theatre Group A small theatre group for young people aimed at the local home education community. On Friday mornings during term time. Contact Vikki Perry on 07934168711, [email protected]wormtheatregroup.co.uk or www.facebook.com/ bookwormtheatregroup.
Heaven Dance Academy Every Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm. Teaching gymnastics (non-competitive), acro/ rhythmic training, all forms of dance (street, freestyle disco, lyrical, contemporary, rock’n’roll, ballet and commercial). For any information on these classes, contact Carima on 07552 640953.
Little Melodies Weekly Wednesday sessions at 10.15am. Restarting on today, fun and energetic, musical, singing and movement session, with nursery rhymes, songs, bean bags, instruments, dolls, teddies, bubbles and lots more to enhance a child’s pre-school education. If you and your little ones enjoy music and dance then Little Melodies is the place to go. Contact Amanda Davies on 07870 459502 or 01834 871441, email MyLit[email protected], visit www. littlemelodies.co.uk or look them up on Facebook.
Whitland Bump, Breastfeeding and Beyond Every Thursday, 10.30am to 12.30pm. If you are expecting a baby, just had a baby or need BF support, get in touch and we can at the very least signpost you to effective support. On the first Thursday of the month there is a baby massage session and on the second Thursday the health visitor joins the group for advice and support.
Whist drive Wednesday at 7.30pm. Every second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Memorial Hall. Whitland and District Male Choir Thursday, 7.30pm. The choir is always looking for new choristers and welcomes any prospective members to call in. Call Hugh Lewis on 01994 240437. Hall for hire For more information on