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Noteworthy: This coming Saturday, November 10 the choir will be holding their Annual Coffee, Cake and Craft morning at Maesteg Town Hall. Christmas is on the way and so it will be worth going along to see and buy presents. It will also include wonderful live entertainment by the choir.
Armistice: Also this coming Saturday, November 10, the Royal Britsh Legion’s concert and service will be at Maesteg Town Hall at 5.30pm for a 6pm start.
Pupils from Maesteg Comprehensive School will be taking part, plus soloist Kirsten Osborn, the Royal Marine Forces sweetheart, and the Bridgend Big Band – all to celebrate the end of WWI.
There will also be community singing and dancing. The Act of Remembrance will take part in the first half when Jane Mullins will recite ‘Remembrance Reflection’.
On Sunday, November 11 the service will be at St Michael’s Church at 9.15am.
The Parade will march down to the Cenotaph for the Wreath Laying. Wreaths are all ready to collect as from the Tuesday at 10.30am - 1pm up to Friday
At Caerau, the service at St Cyfelyn’s Church will start at 10am followed by the march down to the War Memorial at the square at 10.55am.
The preacher will be Rev’d Dr Ian Morris and the service will include Caerau Primary School choir and Cor Meibion Maesteg.
Cymdeithas Hanes Bro Ogwr/Bridgend and District Welsh History Society: Nos Lun, 12 Tachwedd, 7 30yh yn y Clwb Criced Tondu. Bydd Allan Cooke yn siarad am ‘ Y Te Masnach yn y 19fed Ganrif’ a bydd pawb yn cael cyfle i weld enghreifftiau o dsieni a oeddd yn wneud yn Nantgarw. Bydd croeso cynnes i ddysgwyr (o leia Lefel Canolradd) a siaradwyr. Dwy bunt yr un neu am ddim i aelodau. Am ragor o fanylion, cysylltwch â Pat Jones-Jenkins, 01656 741622,patjonesjenkins@ googlemail.com Monday, November 12 at 7.30pm in Tondu Cricket Club. Allan Cooke will be talking about ‘The Tea Trade in the 19th Century’ and everyone will have an opportunity to see examples of china made in Nantgarw.
There will be a warm welcome for learners (at least Level Canolradd) and Welsh speakers. £2 each or free to members.
For more details, contact Pat JonesJenkins, 01656 741 622,patjonesjenkins@ googlemail.com”
Bay City Rollers: The staff at Maesteg Town Hall say they’re incredibly excited that Les Mckeown’s Bay City Rollers are coming to Maesteg Town Hall next week on Friday, November 16 at 8pm.
Performing all the original hits including Bye Bye Baby, Shanga-Lang, Remember, Summerlove Sensation plus many more.
More than 150 tickets have sold already – don’t delay in getting yours!
Tickets cost £23 from the link below or call our Box Office on 01656 815995
Drama: You are invited to attend Llynfi Valley Amateur Dramatic Society’s tribute to Frank Vickery at Maesteg Harlequins RFC, on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23rd, at 7pm for 7.30pm start.
Also, who could forget Mavis Tudor and Avril in 1 o’clock, or the scheming Mam in After I’m Gone, or the rationing in Alls Fair. There are so many memories for cast
Reprising these wellremembered plays, and we the audience for all the laughter and the pleasure you gave us.
Tickets at only £5 are available from Society members – tickets for Friday are almost sold out – and, because seating is limited, it is admission by ticket only.
Therefore you will need to buy yours soon to avoid disappointment. Call 01656 735 622. Special Concert: Take Note, with MD Richard Hurlock-Norton and Accompanist Lisa Norbury, present “The Greatest Story”.
It is a Grand Christmas Concert retelling the greatest story ever told through music!
As with all Take Note concerts, they will have their live 12 piece orchestra.
People often say Christmas is for children so their guests are Maesteg Children’s Choir and Curtain Up Youth Theatre – mind I know many older people who love this time of year!
It’s on Saturday, December 15 at 7.30pm at Maesteg Town Hall and tickets are already on sale now at £8 from Maesteg Library on 01656 815995 or www. maestegtownhall. com/events/3658romeoandjuliet.
Town Hall Events: All tickets are available from the hall on 01656 815 915.
Friday, November 9 – Loot: Dark comedy play. 7.30pm. £15.50 or £14.50.
Friday, November 16 – Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers. 8pm. £23.
Saturday, November 24 – Ventoux: New play about the greatest race in history. 7.30pm. £9.50
Friday, November 30 – Buddy Holly: A legend reborn. 7.30pm. £22.50 / £21.50.
Saturday, December 1- Christmas Craft Fayre. 10am-1pm. Free.
Thursday, December 6- Lunchtime Theatre: The Crash Landing of Oscar Romeo. 1pm. £6.50.
Saturday, December 15 - Take Note Present The Greatest Story. A Grand Christmas Concert. 7.30pm. £8. Sunday, December 16 - Afternoon Tea and Craft with Santa. 3pm. Adults £3, Children £10. Friday, December 21 - The Rat Pack Christmas Show. £21/£20.
Events Diary: This is for organisations of the valley, asking them to check at the Council Office’s Diary before arranging an event, so that you won’t clash with anyone else.
The diary is in the office purely for that purpose.
Murder Mystery: At the GLAM Awards 2018. And the Murderer is - the audience were given all the clues they needed to identify the murderer, there’s no better way to spend a Friday night than watch the latest presentation by Banks Babes.
The main concert hall of the Workman’s Club on Temple Street was successfully transformed into the glittering Gosh Look At Me (GLAM) Awards venue.
Once introductions and welcomes had been made, the cast of suspects played out the plot, a dastardly deed had occurred, the winner of the Best Actor Award Lee Dingmann had collapsed dead on stage.
Following a series of verbal accounts, each member of the cast was somehow implicated in the demise of the victim Who Done It.
This reveal was the property of our very own Marion Rogers as Miss Marbles who through modern technology exposed the culprit via the telephone.
The audience received the players with tumultuous applause; the evening had been arranged in aid of Noteworthy Mixed Choir.
In his vote of thanks Mr Ryan Wood outlined what the funds could possibly be used for, and was pleased to be associated with Banksies Babes.
Leading the inquiries was Detective Inspector Holly Wood, played by Bethan Thomas, this was the pivotal role as she quizzed the assembled cast, with each statement implicating the other cast members in a very entwined plot were: Bess Screenplay- Jame Mullins; Mike Raphone – Ross Penhale-Thomas; Tony Award – Ryan Penhale-Thomas; Bob Onniself – Michael Banks; Dee Verr - Sally - Ann Kingsbury; Oscar Winner - Tony Kingsbury; Cass Tingcouch – Sian Rees; WPC Pam de CarrMargaret Harris Sound co-ordinator Anthony Callaghan.
These evenings, always performed for charity, have proven to be so much fun, under the directorship of Michael Banks and may we continue thrilling and entertaining all the amateur detectives who employ all manner of logic to arrive at a resolve.
Thank you for your support.
Thanks to Linda and the committee of Maesteg Workman’s Club; Paula Torrance for a superb buffet; Tom Lewis for setting up the PA system.
Special Dates: Do you have a 100th birthday coming up, or a Golden or Diamond Wedding and live in the Maesteg Town Council area?
You, or your relatives, can inform the council.
Then you can expect a special visit from the Mayor and consort bearing gifts or even a card from the Queen.
If you live in the Llangynwyd Middle Council area, then you contact their clerk of the council.
Therapy Dogs: Therapy Dogs Nationwide have a South Wales Representative in Ben the Poochon. TDN is a national charity.
Our volunteers have their own pet dog, temperament tested, and always focused on caring for people in the community, so our volunteers will go to nursing homes, Schools, Special Needs Schools, Hospitals, Hospices, Care centres and Prisons, or local groups PLUS we offer help by working with the professional medical sector.
For more information on joining TDN or the programs we offer please contact - claregriffiths@ aol.com
Clwb Maesteg: Clwb Cymraeg Maesteg / Maesteg Welsh Club Mae’r Clwb yn rhoi gyfle i Siaradwyr Cymraeg gyfarfod yn gymdeithasol a chynnal neu wella eu sgiliau Iaith Gymraeg.
Mae’r clwb yn cyfarfod bob pythefnos am 7 og nos Fercher yng Nghlwb y Gweithwyr yn Stryd y Teml.
Mae rhagor o fanylion ar gael gan Lloyd Evans 07856 553 777 e-bost: Psycho1283@hotmail. com.
The club provides an opportunity for Welsh Speakers to meet socially and maintain or improve their Welsh language skills.
The club meets every fortnight at 7pm on Wednesday evening in the Workingmen’s Club in Temple Street.
Further details are available from Lloyd Evans on 07856 553 777; or e-mail: Psycho1283@ hotmail.com.
Milk: Delivered to your door in glass bottles instead of plastic, contact Steve Simmomds [delivery Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday] – call 01656 712 858 or 07807 282 790.
Sewing Class: At Cwm Calon Community Hub (opposite Asda) every Tuesday from 6pm7.30pm. Beginners and experienced sewers welcome.
Dressmaking, soft furnishing, soft toys, patchwork, quilting, embroidery, cross stitch, cushions, all expertly taught by a fully qualified instructor.
Call 01656 735 622 for more details.
There is now room for two people who’d like to join, so give them a ring.
Cwlwm Cwm Llynfi: The group continue to meet every second Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the Council Offices Talbot St Maesteg.
Anyone wishing to join us is welcome. The purpose is still to promote and enhance the awareness and use of Welsh culture and language in particular to the benefit of residents of Maesteg and surrounding areas.
If shopping is your scene come and join us on Saturday, November 24 when there will be a trip to Carmarthen.
Tickets cost £12.50 to include Prosecco, mince pies and a raffle.
Contact Rhian Sterio on 07861 660 970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary Club: The 70-plus year old Maesteg rotary Club meet every fortnight on a Monday at 1pm in the Cross Inn Maesteg/ Cwmfelin.
The purpose is to discuss projects to benefit others (often in the valley) and to socialise.
They are looking for new members so they can continue to be able to help local charities as well as internationally.
Anyone, male or female, who is able to spare an hour each fortnight and would like to help in the benefit of others is welcome.
So contact Tal Harries 01656 711 078.
Maesteg WI: Maesteg WI are having a busy end to a busy and fun year! We are holding an open meeting on Thursday, November 15 with their Christmas Fayre.
This is open to all, with an entrance fee of £2 to non-members.
There will be a variety of stalls so come along and do your Christmas shopping and take the opportunity to meet some of us.
Maesteg WI are celebrating Christmas with a meal out in Nanty Rugby Club, as well as a Christmas party on their usual night.
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.
We welcome visitors and prospective members at all times.
Contact us on maestegwi@ gmail.com for further information.
River Care: There are 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 Saturday for the 8-mile Glyncorrwg walk, for details contact 07983 970179.
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 Fairfield Community Centre, Maesteg Park at 7pm.
They meet next week on Tuersday, October 23 when Dean Powell will speak on This Land of Song.
Maesteg U3A: meet at Central Church Maesteg on the 4th Tuesday of the month, As well as monthly meetings, there are interest groups which are set up by members – walking (striders, sight seekers and strollers), art appreciation, music appreciation, family history, French Interludes, book club, gardening and the occasional quiz teams as well as regular monthly lunches, a quiz group and a theatre group when appropriate.
For more information on what’s on during the month please visit our website at www. maestegu3a.org.
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.