Dates for your Diary
Fri Mar 4th Chris & Sue Elkes - History of Tennis Midlands perspective
Other Events
Thu Mar 10th Quiz on Thursday 10th March at Shirley Social Club. 7.00pm for 7.30 start. Teams of up to 6 people - you can enter a team or as an individual and be placed with others to make a team of 6. £2.00 per person payable on the night.To enter you can contact Marg and Barry Toft through the website or at the core meetings on 5th February or 4th March.
Fri Feb 19th Trip to Kingussie, Scotland (4 nights) Details of Kingussie trip
Mon Mar 14th Visit to Coventry Transport Museum and Carvery lunch Details of Coventry Trip
Tue Apr 26th Trip to Elmhurst School of DanceDetails of visit to Elmhurst School
Wed May 11th Trip to Hardwick Hall. Details of trip to Hardwick Hall
Wed Jun 15th Visit to Ragley Hall Details of visit to Ragley Hall
Mon Sep 26th Titanic Experience and Giants Causeway.(3 nights)Details of Titanic Experience
Arts Appreciation
Wed Feb 17th Coach Victoria Albert Museum Details of Coach trip to V and A
Fri May 6th CBSO Centre. Vaughan Williams Phantasy Quintet. Details of Phantasy Quintet
Thu Jun 23rd BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET Details of Ballet
Wed Jul 13th A Midsummer Night's Dream Stratford. Details of Midsummer...
Mon Feb 8th GROUP A - The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee chosen by Pauline G.
Cribbage Group
Wed Feb 17th 2.30 at Shirley Social Club.If you haven't already been and would like further details then please contact Marg and Barry Toft through the website for more information.
Fri Mar 4th 12.15 - Meeting in Community Hall. AGM + Beetle Drive!
Fri Apr 1st 2.00 pm - The Wombourne Wodehouse - 18 acre garden designed in 1750. Rhododendrons, azaleas, woodland walk and 100 varieties of bearded irises in walled kitchen garden plus borders and water garden. Wolverhamton WV5 9BW.
Fri Apr 22nd Floralies of Medieval Ghent, Belgium - 3 days. This opportunity comes round once every five years! Book early to avoid disappointment.
Fri Apr 22nd 2 nights - Floralies of Medieval Ghent. Full balance payable Friday 5 February 2016. Travel insurance and passports will be required.
Fri May 6th Broadacre Gardens, Grange Road, Dorridge B93 8QA. 12.45 pm - bring packed lunch; tea and cake available. Broadacre is a semi-wild garden attractively landscaped with pools, lawns and tress, with adjoining stream and wild flower meadows. There are 5 beehives and it is managed organically. Bring stout footwear to follow the nature trail. Dorridge Cricket Club is on site.
Thu May 19th Kathleen Brown's Garden (Stevington, Bedford) by coach. Leave Solihull 9.30 am. Visit to Olney, a lovely market town with cafes, Cowper and Newton Museum + garden, antique shops, vintage shop, art shop, all small individual shops. PAYMENT DUE AT TIME OF BOOKING IN JANUARY.
Fri Jun 3rd 1.30/2.00 pm - Celia Davis' Garden (Wasps and Bees speaker), Berkeswell, Coventry. NB lunch opportunity available. Further information available nearer date.
Wed Jun 15th Kiftsgate Court Gardens, Chipping Campden. 12 noon to 6 pm. Leave Solihull 11.00 am. Light lunches available.
Fri Jul 1st 1.30 pm Paul's Oasis of Calm, 18 Kings Close, Kings Heath, B14 6TP.
Fri Aug 5th 1.00 PM following Core Meeting - visit to Artisan Plant Nurseries, CLM Keder Greenhouses, 26 Newton, Offenham, Evesham WR11 8RZ
Fri Aug 12th Shrewsbury Flower Show by train. Further details available nearer date.
Fri Sep 2nd Late Summer Lunch and local gardens walk - Saxon Mill, Warwick CV34 5YN. Fixed price menu available.
Fri Sep 9th Heritage Weekend - full listings available in July 2016 - watch this space!!
Fri Oct 7th 12.15 pm - Meeting in Community Hall - speaker - Mandy "Importance of Evergreens and early Spring interest"
Fri Oct 14th Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury GL8 8QS. Car pool arrangements.
Fri Nov 4th 12.15 pm - Meeting Community Hall - Talk by Chris Ward - Wildlife Gardening.
Luncheon club
Thu Feb 25th The Warwickshire Lad, Broad Lane, Wood End, Tamworth-in-Arden, Solihull. B94 5DP
01564 742346 12.15pm
Wed Mar 23rd tba
Mon Mar 7th All members need to attend, we will be discussing how over the next year we can take the Photographic Club forward.
Thu Feb 11th The next walk will meet at 10.00 am at the Drawbridge pub Haslucks Green Road, Shirley, B90 1DD. The walk will be 5 miles with 3 or 4 small stiles. Drawbridge pub for lunch. Leaders Derek & Chris Giles.