Silhill

EVENTS


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Fri Oct 6th Core Meeting - Speaker Roger Dixon - Bayeau Tapestry
Fri Nov 3rd Core Meeting - Roy Albutt - Light and Colour (stained Glass)
Fri Dec 8th Christmas Lunch at Henley Golf Club
Fri Jan 5th Core Meeting - An Image of Afghanistan - Speaker Javed Hashemi
Fri Feb 2nd Core Meeting - Speaker - Bletchley Park - Speaker Betty Webb
Outings
Tue Dec 19th Wassail at The Crescent Theatre Tuesday 19th December at 7-30pm £20 per ticket , Only 30 available will need to pay as soon as possible.
Social Events
Fri Dec 8th CHRISTMAS LUNCH 2017

Well, it’s that time of year again when we think about booking our Christmas lunch.

This year’s lunch will again be at Henley Golf Club on Friday 8 December.

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO CORE MEETING ON
FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER.

The format will be the same as previous years - i.e. 12.00 noon for 12.30, music and a reception drink on arrival, lunch at 12.30 then a comfort break of 20 minutes followed by entertainment, finishing around 3.30 pm.

The cost this year will be £24.00.

We will again be using an alphabetic code reference for the choices for each course, so when paying for your lunch can you please ensure you know what your choices are and the relevant code reference. Also, if you have a food allergy, please state this at the time of ordering your menu choices.

It is so much easier for accounting purposes if you pay by cheque and the simplest thing to do is write your menu choice codes on the reverse of your cheque.

Notices detailing the arrangements and menu choices are on the website and there are several similar notices displayed in the church today.

BOOKINGS WILL BE TAKEN AT THE OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER CORE MEETINGS.
Trips and Events
Mon Oct 9th
→Fri Oct 13th
4 nights Alveston Hall Hotel Details of Alveston Hall. The full amount for this trip £279 including tips is required at the August core meeting please. Pick up will be 10am at Solihull Station.
Wed Nov 15th Coach Trip featuring Entertainment, dinner and tea at the Paddocks Hotel Ross on Wye.
Sun Feb 25th
→Thu Mar 1st
Land Cruise to Llandudno details to be announced. £50 deposit required for this trip either the August core meeting or the September core meeting please.
Arts Appreciation
Fri Oct 13th Discussion Group VINTAGE HOUSEHOLD GOODS See Schedule Discussion Group
Tue Oct 17th Museum of the Jewellery Quarter Details Jewellery Museum Trip
Fri Nov 10th Discussion Group PAINTINGS AND PAINTERS See Schedule Discussion Group
Mon Nov 20th Compton Verney Tour & Quentin Blake Exhibition Compton Verney
Fri Dec 1st Discussion Group ITEMS RELATING TO CHRISTMAS See Schedule Discussion Group
Wed Jan 17th Barber Institute Tour Details Barber Institute
Tue Feb 20th Meet Impressionists TATE BRITAIN Tate Britain
Fri Mar 23rd Ironbridge Details Ironbridge
Bookworms Groups A, B, C and D
Mon Oct 9th GROUP A - The Woodman's Rest, Shirley 11:15 a.m. Book to be chosen at September meeting as previous choice cancelled.
Mon Nov 13th GROUP A - The Woodman's Rest, Shirley 11:15 a.m. - The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery - chosen by Jane Sleigh
Cribbage Group
Tue Oct 3rd The next session will be on Tuesday October 3rd at 2:30 at Shirley Social Centre, Marshall Lake Road. As usual, it is useful but not essential if you can let us know if you plan to attend. Looking forward to seeing you all then,
Best wishes, Marg and Barry
Gardening
Fri Oct 6th Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Talk: "Extending the Season in Your Garden" by Victoria Logue
Location: Methodist Community Hall (across car park from Church)
Bring a packed lunch to eat between the Core Meeting and Talk
Fri Oct 6th DEPOSIT DUE FOR Great Gardens of Ireland 4 day / 3 night tour
Monday 02 July 2018 - Thursday 05 July 2018
£395.00 per person including flights
£52.00 single supplement (limited number of single rooms)

Price includes:
• Return Ryanair flights from Birmingham to Dublin
(includes 15kg hold luggage allowance)
• Coach hire whilst in Ireland for 4 full days
• 3 nights half board at Arklow Bay Seaside Hotel
• Entrance to Killruddery House and Gardens
• Entrance to Powerscourt Gardens
• Entrance to the Irish National Stud with Japanese Gardens and St Fiachra’s Gardens
• Entrance to Mount Usher Gardens
• Minimum 1-night entertainment

See Link on Gardening Group Page (RIGHT side) for a copy of the Trip Leaflet called Ireland2018

£100 Non-Refundable Deposit due by 6 October 2017
Fri Nov 3rd Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Talk: "Small is Beautiful (Alpines)" by Julie Ritchie
Location: Methodist Community Hall (across car park from Church)
Bring a packed lunch to eat between the Core Meeting and Talk
Fri Dec 8th Core Christmas Meal (No Separate Garden Group Meeting in December)
Fri Jan 5th Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Talk: Speaker To be Confirmed
Location: Methodist Community Hall (across car park from Church)
Bring a packed lunch to eat between the Core Meeting and Talk
Fri Jan 26th Gardening Group New Years Lunch
Shirley Golf Course
3 Courses for £20.00
(Menu Selections to be made in advance)
Fri Feb 2nd Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Talk: "Gardens in the Solihull Parks" by Emma Sibbing
Location: Methodist Community Hall (across car park from Church)
Bring a packed lunch to eat between the Core Meeting and Talk
Fri Mar 2nd Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Talk: "Umberslade Garden Centre" (Project run by Alexandria College for Special Needs Students)
Location: Methodist Community Hall (across car park from Church)
Bring a packed lunch to eat between the Core Meeting and Talk
Fri Apr 6th Time: 12:00 Noon - Following Core Meeting
Gardening Group AGM followed by Flower Arranging Demonstration by Veronica Bentley
Location: Methodist Community Hall (across car park from Church)
Bring a packed lunch to eat between the Core Meeting and Talk
Singing
Tue Sep 26th Choir practice. 6:30 Refreshments. 7:00 - 8:15pm Rehearsal.
Marie Currie Hospice, Marsh Lane, Solihull.
All are welcome.
Tue Oct 3rd Choir practice. 6:30 Refreshments. 7:00 - 8:15pm Rehearsal.
Marie Currie Hospice, Marsh Lane, Solihull.
All are welcome.
Tue Oct 10th Choir practice. 6:30 Refreshments. 7:00 - 8:15pm Rehearsal.
Marie Currie Hospice, Marsh Lane, Solihull.
All are welcome.
Tue Oct 17th Choir practice. 6:30 Refreshments. 7:00 - 8:15pm Rehearsal.
Marie Currie Hospice, Marsh Lane, Solihull.
All are welcome.
Tue Oct 24th Choir practice. 6:30 Refreshments. 7:00 - 8:15pm Rehearsal.
Marie Currie Hospice, Marsh Lane, Solihull.
All are welcome.
Tue Oct 31st Choir practice. 6:30 Refreshments. 7:00 - 8:15pm Rehearsal.
Marie Currie Hospice, Marsh Lane, Solihull.
All are welcome.
Walking
Tue Oct 10th TBA
Tue Oct 10th Meet at 10.00 am at Rowheath Park Pavilion car park, Heath Road, Bournville, Birmingham B30 1HH. 5 miles through 6 parks. Flat, no stiles and mostly tarmac paths. Lunch at Rowheath Pavilion cafe where they do a selection of sandwiches, jacket potatoes, hot and cold drinks.
Thu Nov 9th TBA

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