New Groups

New Groups

A NEW GROUP

As LALG a voluntary self-help organisation any member is entitled to suggest or start a new group or a second one if the existing one is full. If you have an idea for a new group contact William  Armitage.

Assistance and support is always available to get it going. After three to four meetings the group would be expected to run their own activities.

The New Group Team:
William Armitage: 01462 643537, armitagewiliam@hotmail.co.uk ​and Jane Webb: 01462 339338.

Contact publicity@lalg.org.uk​ to seek help for a new or an existing group on promotion or publicity. For anything else, including finding a venue, please contact William Armitage

 

NEW GROUP SUGGESTIONS

AFRICA FORUM

The future, today and yesterday.

ALL THINGS VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN or HEALTHY EATING GROUP?In November we held an exploratory meeting to test demand. To find out what happened, see January newsletter. If you are interested in this group, leave your contact details at David’s bookshop please.

We met in July after the deadline for this newsletter. More news will be in the September newsletter.

 

 

BADMINTON FOR BEGINNERS GROUP

The following has been provisionally arranged for anybody who wants to take up badminton.
Time - Monday 7.00-8.00pm
Venue - Fearnhill School
Dates - Monday 10 September -
Monday 15 October (6 weeks introductory course).
Cost - £4-£5 per week.

This includes court hire and the services of a Level 2 badminton coach for each session.
The cost will be reduced to £2 per week once the group is proficient enough to organise the sessions themselves. All you will need is a badminton racquet and suitable clothing to take part in a physical activity.

The group requires a minimum of 12 participants to make this viable. Many people have expressed an interest in joining this group.

Could you please contact Steve Green either by phone or email to confirm your attendance,
Deadline to sign up for the 6-week course - Friday 24 August.

Group Contact: Steve Green 07710 542803; tosh1966@hotmail.com

BIRD WATCHING IN A SMALL GROUP

The next visit will be to the Nene Wetlands at Rushden
Lakes. Meet at Sollershott Green (on Hitchin side of the traffic lights on the A505 by Sollershott East) at 10.00am. We shall be sharing cars and petrol costs.

Return approximately 5.00pm. Please book your place at David’s Bookshop by Friday 14 September.

Acting Group Contact: William Armitage 01462 643537; armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk

BRITISH HISTORY DISCUSSION GROUP

POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS

No meeting in August..

Acting Group Contact: William Armitage 01462 643537; armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk

ENJOYING CURRIES

We are looking for someone to start this group. Offers to William please.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON WALKS

Meeting outside David’s Coffee Shop at 2.00pm.

GETTING THE MOST FROM GPS

GPS devices are used by walkers, cyclists and runners. They are used for finding your way in addition to the traditional method of map and compass. We could arrange an evening to discuss ways of maximising the benefits of GPS. To gauge interest, please leave your contact details (including phone number) at David’s Bookshop. Six or more people will mean we can go ahead.

HORSE RACING WORLD (ALL ASPECTS)

(Member’s suggestion from Viv Birch, vbirch2@gmail.com)
If you love thoroughbred race horses and have an interest in National Hunt and Flat racing come and meet like-minded people to discuss all aspects of the horse racing industry. Proposed activities include discussions, afternoon or evening trips to the National Stud and Newmarket museums, and trips to the races themselves.
If interested please leave your contact details at David’s Bookshop or email Viv (see above) or William Armitage, armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk.

ITALIAN CONVERSATION 3

We have two Italian conversation groups which are full. Do we need a third one? If interested please leave your details at David’s Bookshop or email William Armitage, armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk. Please state preference for daytime or evening, along with suitable and unsuitable times.

LANGUAGES

We have an excellent range of language groups. Is there a demand for more – Polish, Arabic, Mandarin, Modern Greek or others?

Please record your interest at David’s Bookshop or email William Armitage, armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk

LONDON WALKS

It has been proposed that LALG set up a London Walks Group that sits somewhere between the London Villages Group and the occasional London walks of the Long Distance Walkers. Thus we would undertake walks of 7-8 miles, hopefully taking in locations of cultural and historical interest, and with stops for appropriate nourishment, all within the Greater London area. The walks would probably be on a Saturday in order to benefit from cheaper Travelcard fares and no restriction on rail travel times.
At the moment, this is very much at the planning stage, and no dates or walks have been chosen. Those interested should contact Peter Briercliffe on 01462 637349 or email pbriercliffe@hotmail.com

 

MEET FOR COFFEE 3
As at beginning June 2018 there was not enough interest to start this group.

 

MEN IN SHEDS

We met in July after the deadline for this newsletter. Our future plans will be in the September newsletter or contact William.

 

PATCHWORK GROUP

Following a lively and successful initial meeting, this group will continue to meet on a monthly basis. If you are interested in practising or learning more about patchwork come along to the meeting or call the Group Contact, Jane Thorne on 01462 635745.

 

 

 

PLAYING THE RECORDER FOR FUN

As we have had some interest please continue to leave your details at David’s Bookshop. Our first meeting will be in September.

 

PLAY READING GROUP 3

New play-reading group. Just-for-fun reading of plays old and new, dramatic and comic.
Please contact Pat Baskerville 01462 623959 for venue and more information.

POLE DANCE

As at beginning June 2018 there was not enough interest to start this group.

SOCIAL BREAKFAST CLUB

Members had an enjoyable time at The Fox in June so for the present we shall be meeting there on the third Saturday of the month at 9.00am.

The next meeting will be on Saturday 18 August.
You can order a full English breakfast or whatever you would like from the menu. Reserve your place at David’s Bookshop to give an idea of numbers.
Future dates:
Saturday 15 September
Saturday 20 October.
N.B. we shall not be meeting at the Crown, Henlow on Saturday 25 August.

UKULELE - ADVANCED If you already play and would like a more advanced group please leave your details at David’s Bookshop or contact William.

Acting Group Contact: William Armitage 01462 643537; armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk

or leave your details at David’s Bookshop.

VILLAGE AND TOWN WALKS WITH A GUIDE

Saturday 8 September, 10.00am Weston Village

Meet at the church car park which is situated on the edge of the village on the road to Hall’s Green and Walkern, (SG4 7DG).

Our guide will be Richard Clements who has written books about Weston.

Book at David’s Bookshop (01462 684631) by Wednesday 5 September. There is a
small charge of £3.

 

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