Caldicot & District

Events

Our Monthly Meetings are held from 2pm - 4pm on the third Thursday of the month at:-

Caldicot Choir Hall, Mill Lane, Caldicot, NP26 5DD.

The doors will be open from 2.00pm for arrival so that the meeting can start promptly at 2.15pm.

Also get the latest information on interest groups and outings as well as socialising over a cup of tea or coffee.

Remember to check out the notice boards for details of national or regional events.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Dec 19th Ukulele Group Performance & The Phoenix Player's Drama Presentation.
Tea Rota :- Cruise Ship Bridge.
Thu Jan 16th 2020 Caldicot School Music Group.
Tea Rota:- Computers
Thu Feb 20th 2020 Blood Bikes by Alli Gallivan.
Tea Rota:- Drama.
Thu Mar 19th 2020 Photo Competition Judging by Tracey Clements of Wye Valley Studios.
"Who dunnit". Phoenix Players.
Tea Rota:- Family History.
Thu Apr 16th 2020 Magical Musical Moments by Christine Purkiss.
Tea Rota:- Gardening.
Thu May 21st 2020 TBA
Tea Rota:- Handicraft.
Thu Jun 18th 2020 25th Anniversary Party
Tea Rota:- History.
Thu Jul 16th 2020 "Who dunnit" Drama Presentation by the Phoenix Players.
Tea Rota:- Jive Bunnies.
Thu Sep 17th 2020 AGM Tea Rota:- Music Appreciation
Thu Oct 15th 2020 OPEN DAY Tea Rota:- Science & Natural History.
Amblers
Tue Dec 17th AREA Tidenham. WALK LEADERS David & Bridget. ROUTE Tidenham Circular. PUB TBA.
Tue Dec 24th NO WALK
Tue Dec 31st NO WALK
Cruise Ship Bridge
Mon Dec 23rd No Meeting today
Mon Dec 30th No Meeting today.
Mon Jan 6th 2020 First Meeting today.
Gardening
Thu Dec 12th Christmas Wreath demonstration by Andrew Marx followed by Christmas treats.
Thu Jan 9th 2020 Gardening for Bumblebees. Speaker Max Wilson, Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
History
Wed Dec 18th NO MEETING.
Jive Bunnies
Thu Dec 12th Today's meeting is Cancelled.
Thu Jan 9th 2020 Portskewett Recreational Hall.
Thu Jan 23rd 2020 Portskewett Recreational Hall.
Thu Feb 6th 2020 Portskewett Recreational Hall.
Thu Feb 20th 2020 Portskewett Recreational Hall.
Thu Mar 5th 2020 Portskewett Recreational Hall.
Thu Mar 19th 2020 Portskewett Recreational Hall.
Music Appreciation
Thu Jan 23rd 2020 'NEW YEAR PARTY' and the theme:...."Partying and enjoying yourself"
Please bring Christmas music of your choice together with a small plate of food to share. Wine will be provided as well as tea & coffee.
Science
Mon Jan 6th 2020 The King's DNA (Richard 3rd) presented by DR RHIAN MORGAN.
Mon Feb 3rd 2020 The importance of trees and woods. Speaker:Jeremy Evans,woodland advisor for the Woodland Trust.
Mon Mar 2nd 2020 Insect Armageddon - the world decline of all insects by 41%. Speaker:Max Wilson BSC (Econ)Lond,BSC (MHN) RMN Ret. Volunteer with the Bumblebee Conservation Trusr.
Scrabble
Fri Dec 20th The third Friday in December at the Day Centre, Sandy Lane, Caldicot.
Singing for Pleasure
Mon Jan 13th 2020 Next Meeting.
Mon Jan 27th 2020 Next Meeting.
Mon Feb 10th 2020 Next Meeting.
Mon Feb 24th 2020 Next Meeting.
Mon Mar 9th 2020 Next Meeting.
Mon Mar 23rd 2020 Next Meeting.
Special Events
Mon Feb 10th 2020
→Fri Feb 14th 2020
Caernarvon. The Celtic Royal Hotel.
Wed Mar 25th 2020 The King & I - Bristol Hippodrome March 25th 2020
This is all paid for now & I have the tickets which will be handed to you on the Coach when we go as I don't want anyone losing theirs before the day.
Just to remind you all that there will be extra to pay for the coach which I have yet to organise. I will inform you all before the date.
Wed May 13th 2020
→Mon May 18th 2020
Jersey - Wednesday 13th May - Monday 18th May 2020 - £545pp (PLUS SS)
For those of you who are coming to Jersey in May 2020 here is some information for you regarding the actual trip. A coach will pick you up as usual at the designated pick-up points & will take us to Bristol Airport where you will check in yourselves.
A coach will be at Jersey Airport to take us to the Mayfair Hotel St.Hellier. I have not arranged excursions for the duration of the holiday as we would have to hire a coach there which would add to the price. There are 2 ladies at the hotel who arrange excursions each day & they will advise you where & what days certain trips are available and,if you are interested they will book these for you. Other than that you are free to do & go where you like.
The duration of the holiday is 6 days, we leave on Wednesday the 13th May & return Monday 18th.
Unfortunately we have been charged single supplement on all single rooms at £115.00 per room but please don't despair as I am trying to arrange that you will not have to pay this amount by yourselves. I will inform you of the extra nearer the time. I am sorry this has to be paid but it is entirely out of my hands.
I have now been informed that we shall be flying out of Cardiff Airport, unfortunately it will mean an early start for all of us as the flight is at 9.45am. So, up early, as we have to be at the airport for 8.00am! We will arrive in Jersey at 10.45am and as normal we will be unable to register into the hotel until the afternoon. Our return journey we will leave Jersey at 11.20am and arrive in Cardiff at 12.20pm. Obviously I will update you on all the arrangements nearer the date.
It is strongly advised that you are adequately covered by insurance. Edwards can offer this at £44 per person subject to policy terms & conditions.
Stragglers
Tue Dec 17th CHRISTMAS DINNER AT THE PORTSKEWETT INN 12.30PM
Tue Dec 24th NO WALK. A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR MEMBERS.
Tue Dec 31st LOCAL WALK. PUB The Castle Inn.
Striders
Tue Dec 17th AREA Devauden. WALK LEADER Richard. MEET Devauden Green. PUB The Huntsman. CHRISTMAS LUNCH
Tue Dec 31st AREA Tidenham. WALK LEADER Richard. MEET Tidenham Chase Car Park. PUB Village Inn. BRING A TORCH
Mon Sep 14th 2020
→Fri Sep 18th 2020
A coach walking holiday has been arranged from Monday the 14th September to Friday 18th of September.
We are travelling to Llandrindod Wells, a beautiful unspoilt area with spectacular scenery and walks.
We stay at the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells and there will be led walks on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Each day there will be a choice of two walks, a shorter walk of approximately 4 miles and a longer walk of approximately 7 miles.
On Wednesday a coach trip to Ludlow is proposed for those who wish a day's break from walking.
The cost of the holiday is £339pp for a shared room and £379 for a single room. A deposit of £50pp is required.
We still have a few vacancies and if you wish to join the holiday please contact Peter Jones craigwen76@btinternet.com
Strollers
Tue Dec 17th WALK LEADER Linda & Judi S. NO MEAL. EVENING DO.
Tue Dec 24th XMAS HOLIDAY. NO OFFICIAL WALK ORGANISED.
Tue Dec 31st NEW YEARS EVE. NO OFFICIAL WALK ORGANISED.
Tue Jan 7th 2020 WALK LEADERS Lyn & Jean. AREA TBA. PUB TBA.
Tue Jan 14th 2020 WALK LEADERS Brian & Colin. AREA TBA. PUB TBA.
Tue Jan 21st 2020 WALK LEADER Rose. AREA Wye Valley ? PUB TBA.
Tue Jan 28th 2020 WALK LEADER Phil. AREA Risca. PUB TBA.
Tue Feb 4th 2020 WALK LEADER John Tucker. AREA TBA. PUB TBA.
Tue Feb 11th 2020 WALK LEADERS Joy & Judi M. AREA TBA. PUB TBA.
Tue Feb 18th 2020 WALK LEADERS Jen & John. AREA TBA. PUB TBA.
Tue Feb 25th 2020 WALK LEADERS Jackie J,Carol,Sonia,Jackie C. AREA TBA. PUB TBA.
Tue Mar 3rd 2020 WALK LEADERS Linda & Henry. AREA TBA. PUB TBA.
Tue Mar 10th 2020 WALK LEADERS Jan P & Judi Snell. AREA TBA. PUB TBA.
Tue Mar 17th 2020 WALK LEADERS Marie & Gill. AREA TBA. PUB TBA.
Tue Mar 24th 2020 WALK LEADERS Margaret & Linda L. AREA TBA. PUB TBA.
Tue Mar 31st 2020 WALK LEADERS Bill & Jen. AREA TBA. PUB TBA.