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Charl­ton Kings Mens’ Probus Club meets at 9.30am to­day at Sa­cred Hearts Church Rooms with Peter Covey Crump de­scrib­ing jour­ney from Cairo on the Nile to Abu Sim­bel.

Next week Ron­ald Gal­li­van will dis­cuss in his humer­ous and fac­tual talk on Me­dieval Eng­land and the Black Death.

If you are in­ter­ested in join­ing, con­tact Peter Rus­sell on 01242 238521.

Chel­tenham Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety meets tonight at 7.30pm at Cen­tury Hall, Bishop’s Road, Shurdingto­n.

Alun and Jill White­head will give a talk about bearded irises in­clud­ing some his­tory about peo­ple and plants

Em­manuel Kitchen Com­mu­nity Cafe will be open to­mor­row from 11.45am-1.30pm serv­ing light lunches and hot pud­dings.

This is an ideal way to meet and chat to oth­ers in your com­mu­nity with no fixed prices for the lunch but do­na­tions are much ap­pre­ci­ated.

Charl­ton Kings Friend­ship Group meets from 10am-noon at Holy Apos­tles Church to­mor­row.

Mar­garet Daniels - the Bard of Barn­wood – will en­ter­tain mem­bers with po­ems and prose all with a touch of hu­mour.

New mem­bers and visi­tors over the age of 50 are very wel­come.

At each meet­ing af­ter re­fresh­ments there are book and jew­ellery stalls to pe­ruse and a raf­fle with good prizes.

The Ba­con The­atre has com­bined with Glouces­ter Brew­ery for an evening of ale tast­ing to­mor­row.

Each ses­sion will last 60 min­utes and pro­vide a chance to taste and dis­cuss the mer­its of five dif­fer­ent ales.

The evening starts at 7.30pm and tick­ets cost £10. Min­i­mum age to par­tic­i­pate is 18. Book at 01242 258002.

The Town Hall hosts a tea dance with live mu­sic and light re­fresh­ments from 2.30-5pm on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 18th. Tick­ets £5 at the door.

The par­ish coun­cil plan­ning com­mit­tee meets at 7.30pm on Mon­day in the Stan­ton Room.

There will be a full coun­cil meet­ing on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 25 at 7pm. All mem­bers of the pub­lic are wel­come to at­tend th­ese meet­ings.

If you are in­ter­ested in im­prov­ing your fit­ness level, why not try the Friendly Fit­ness classes at Holy Apos­tles Pri­mary school on Mon­day evenings dur­ing term time from 7-8pm?

Easy to fol­low move­ments with ton­ing floor­work. Mats pro­vided and cost is £5 per class.

There is a step aer­o­bics class on Thurs­days in Charl­ton Kings Bap­tist Hall from 7 -8pm.

Book­ing is es­sen­tial with equip­ment pro­vided, £5 per class.

Phone Lynne on 01242 517902 or 07919 284873 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Charl­ton Kings WI meets at 7.30pm on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 19 at Sa­cred Hearts Church Hall. Ca­role and Mal­colm will give a talk en­ti­tled Singing for your Plea­sure.

The Ge­or­gian Probus Club for men meets from 9.30am on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 19 at Sa­cred Hearts Church Hall.

Chris Reid will give an in­sight into fly­ing the Phan­tom fighter at the heart of the Cold War.

New mem­bers or visi­tors are very wel­come. Con­tact Brian on 01242 672601 for more in­for­ma­tion or visit chel­tenham­probus.org/con­tent/ge­or­gian-spa-club.

Trin­ity Ladies Probus Club meets from 10am on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 20 at St Mary’s Par­ish Cen­tre.

The talk by Mike Bot­tom­ley is en­ti­tled Kather­ine Parr - Glouces­ter­shire’s Queen. Visi­tors and new mem­bers are al­ways wel­come.

The Re­gency Probus Club for men meets from 10am on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 20 at Chel­tenham Bowl­ing Club.

Dr Richard Long will give a talk about Afghanista­n af­ter Bin Laden.

Con­tact Ge­off Harmsworth on 01242 672409 if you would like to join this friendly club.

Leck­hamp­ton WI meets at 7.30pm on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 20 at Leck­hamp­ton Vil­lage Hall for a so­cial evening. New mem­bers are very wel­come.

At the Ba­con The­atre at 7pm on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 20 there is a Na­tional The­atre Live show­ing of The Tragedy of King Richard II. Tick­ets from the box of­fice on 01242 258002

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