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Christmas Fair: Brackla Primary school are holding their Christmas fair Friday November 30, Lots of stalls and games. Free entry all welcome. Please contact the school for more information
Christmas Fair: Tremains Primary school are holding their Christmas fair Thursday November 29, 3pm-5pm lots of stalls, free entry, all welcome. Please contact the school for more information
BARC Craft Fair: at Brackla Community Centre, CF31 2PQ on Saturday, December 1, 2.30pm-5.30pm. Free entry, all welcome.
Maternal Harmony Christmas Concert: Friday, December 14, 7pm-9pm at Archbishop McGrath Comprehensive School, CF31 2DN. Admission: £4 adults, children free. Proceeds will be donated to Baby Basics, Bridgend. Please contact Maternal Harmony for more information and tickets something beautiful and unique at our creative Christmas workshops. Includes mulled wine and mince pies! Materials included. £12 per person.
BAVO: Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations (BAVO) and Wales Co-operative Society have organised a free information session on Wednesday, December 12 from 5.30pm-7.30pm at St Brides Minor Memorial Hall and Institute in Bryncethin for you to find out if Community Shares may be what you need to take on the responsibility of running your sports facility or community building.
Community Shares schemes are one way of saving and/ or transforming local community facilities; raising money to finance a project; funding new sports clubs and financing renewable energy developments.
They can provide unrestricted funding to help cover core running costs or capital requirements. The schemes can develop an engaged supporter base, open up new income streams and help your group become more sustainable.
The scheme is democratically run and gives control to the community of investors, who could be your local geographical or sporting community. Anyone can choose to invest and each investor has a say in the management of the scheme, no matter how large or small their investment. Because of this, a Community Shares scheme is a great way of funding projects with a specific community in mind.
Advance booking is necessary by calling BAVO on 01656 810400 or emailing [email protected] org.uk.
Christmas Tree Festival: St. Mary’s Church Nolton, (Merthyr Mawr Rd North.) are hosting the 12th annual Christmas Tree Festival.
The festival will run from Saturday, December 1 to Saturday, December 8 with 40 trees already committed to enter.
The church doors will be open 11am-6pm each day. Admission £2 with under 16s free. The climax of the Festival will be a concert in church at 7pm on Saturday, December 8 given by our fabulous Musical Youth, young talented musicians from across the borough.
Admission £5 on the door to include mince pies and drink and carol singing with audience participation
All proceeds in support of the Children’s Ward Of the Princess of Wales Hospital.
Tabernacl Chapel: A coffee morning will be held at Tabernacl Chapel, Derwen Road, Bridgend on Thursday, November 29 from 10am-12noon. Admission will be £2, to include a mince pie and cup of tea/coffee, with tickets available at the door. Various stalls, including books, cakes, cards and crafts will also be available. Proceeds will be donated to the main chapel charity for this year, which is The Madagasgar Appeal. Welcome to all. Croeso i bawb.
Bridgend Writers Circle: The Circle’s annual short story competition for this year is 1,500-1,800 words on a theme of your choice. Entry is £5 for a single story, £7.50 for two stories; closing date is Friday, March 1.
Prizes are £100, £50, £30 and publication on the Circle’s website. Rules, conditions of entry and entry form can be viewed at: http://bridgendwriters. webplus.net/
The Circle meets at Carnegie House at 7pm on the first Thursday of the month. New members are welcome. Contact: [email protected] hotmail.co.uk
Lions Club of Bridgend: Bridgend Lions are now collecting books in readiness for their 2019 spring Book Fair, as well as DVDs, CDs, jigsaws and computer games. All donations can be handed in at the Westward Community Centre on Sundays between 10.30am and 11.30am. (Please do not deliver books outside of these hours.) Books can also be delivered to Aberkenfig Welfare Hall on weekday mornings from 11am. Alternatively, call 0845 833 9582 to arrange a collection.
Hospital Christian Fellowship: The next service to be held in the Princess of Wales Hospital Chapel, is at 3pm on Friday, November 30.
Riders Tots and Friends (5 years and under) welcome 5pm-6.30pm.
Junior Riders and Friends (6 years plus) welcome 6.30pm-9pm.
This is a free event and everybody is welcome. December 30, Garw will be holding a Past v Present game at Blandy Park. The kick off time for this match is 11am, with all welcome, then it’s back to the Vetz Club for some Yuletide refreshments.
Lights Out: Recently, lighting contractors came out to the top end of King Edward Street, Blaengarw and removed the street lights from one side of the road. It is now extremely dark and very dangerous to venture outside at night, especially when using the steps to the houses. A Garw Valley councillor has been contacted and is looking into the matter for residents.
Pontycymer RFC: With the autumn internationals out of the way, it’s back to league duties for Pontycymer Rugby Club, and on Saturday, December 1 they welcome Crynant to Lawrence Park for a division three west central B league encounter.
Pontycymer Rugby Club are still looking for players to boost their squad. Training is at 6.30pm every Thursday at Lawrence Park. All are welcome to come along.
Halo Christmas Party: Halo will be holding a Christmas Party on Sunday, December 9, at the Garw Valley Life Centre, Station Yard, Pontycymer, between 10am and 1pm. Meet Santa in his fantastic Winter Wonderland Grotto and bag an early Christmas present. There will be a bouncy castle, craft stalls, Christmas games, and arts and crafts. Entry is £3.50 per child while adults go free. All are welcome. Call 01656 678 881, or pop into the centre for details. treat, Only Boys Aloud will be on stage at the corner of Queen Street from 10.30am for about 20 minutes.
There will be lovely gift stalls in Carnegie House for purchasing those extra Xmas gifts and free activity tables,supervised by Santa’s elves, for children waiting to see him.
OAP Free Christmas Dinner: The Annual Free Christmas Dinner for OAPs will take place at the Scouts Hall, Bryntirion on Sunday, December 2 commencing at 12.30pm.
This enjoyable event is supported by Laleston Community Council but please contact Roger Davies for any further information on 646501 as places are limited.
Peaceplto Bodymind Workout: Ashley is starting a new workout class at 3rd Bridgend Scouts Hall, Llangewydd Road Bryntirion CF31 4JU on Wednesdays from 9.45am-10.45am.
An introductory offer for four sessions is £10.
Other classes take place at Ynysawdre Parish Hall CF32 9LU on Thursdays 6pm-7pm.
Fridays 9.45am10.45am and Sundays 10am-11am. 1 8
Saturday, December 15 – Jack Danielz.
Saturday, December 22 – Cobalt.
Saturday, December 26 (Boxing Night) – Elegantly Wasted.
Saturday, December 29 – Fair Warning.
Saturday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve) – The Pretty Feckless.
Also they have a Christmas fair on Saturday, December 1.
If anyone is interested, please get in contact with them to reserve your place.
The children’s Christmas party is on Friday, December 21, 6.30pm-9.30pm so call in and put your child’s name down as soon as you can to avoid disappointment, but the closing date is Wednesday, December 19.
The cost will be £3 per child which includes a small gift off Santa.
The Wyndham Pub: Join us on a Tuesday night for poker from 8pm.
Every Thursday night 9pm is our quiz and Play Your Cards Right where you could have a chance to win £100.
Charity Event: A Charity Coffee Morning and Table Top Sale will be held at St Tyfodwg’s Church, Glynogwr on Saturday, December 1, 10am-1pm. There will be home-baked produce available and music supplied by the folk group Shananigans a donation will also be given to the Brittle Bones Society. A warm welcome is extended to all.
Wyndham Boys’ & Girls’ Club: Wyndham Boys’ and Girls’ Club are hosting a Craft Fayre on Saturday, November 24 at Ogmore Vale Life Centre.
If you would like to book a table at a cost of £8 per table please contact Avril Uppington on 01656 721 330 or 07812 492 466.
A deposit of £5 is required on booking also you can call into the club.
Coffee Morning: Coffee morning at Christchurch Chapel Corbett Street, Ogmore Vale on Thursday, November 29, with a cake stall, book stall, china and clothes stalls and not forgetting a raffle etc, from 9.30am10.45am.
So why not join them for a coffee and its free admission.
Your News: Please remember to send any news or information to me by 10.30pm on Wednesday night every week.
Email [email protected] ogmore-vale.co.uk or ring 01656 760640.