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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 rste­rio@icloud.com.

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.

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