Various congenial activities are enjoyed by members including lunches, coffee mornings, walks and talks on diverse topics.

Coffee Mornings

Coffee Mornings provide an opportunity to meet each other socially and to welcome new members. They are held on Wednesday mornings from 10.30 am. at Toad Hall Garden Centre Café as follows:

Mar 18 - Spring is here again – bulbs and plant time.
Jun 23 - Summer Celebration with flowers and friends
Dec 8 - Christmas Fayre: a chance to get gifts and decorations

These mornings will also be co-hosted by other Committee members.

Monthly Talks

These talks are held at 1.45pm prompt on the second Wednesday in the month, followed by tea. Non-members of retirement age also welcome £2; members £1. YMCA Hall, Noble Rd, Henley RG9. For map see Link on right.

Walks: for details see under Groups, or the diary below.

For details of events etc click on links in blue in the text.

Local Concerts
See the latest Newsletter or the Current Affairs page of the website for details of upcoming visits to Concerts by the Henley Symphony Orchestra and live screenings of ballet and opera at the Regal Cinema.

Orchestral Concerts - Henley Symphony Orchestra at the Hexagon, Reading. Contact: Sylvia Pugsley 01491 573259

Mar 15 Eric Lu, Piano. 7.30pm Gala Concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the HSO.

Ballet & Theatre - at the Regal Cinema
Apr 19 Bolshoi Ballet: ‘Jewels’ - George Balanchine’s extravagant ballet in 3 parts: Emeralds, Rubies and Diamonds first performed in New York in 1967 with music by Fauré, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky. A successful fusion of modernity and classicism.

Jun 26 Royal Shakespeare Company. The Winter’s Tale live: 7pm. King Leontes rips his family apart with his obsessive jealousy until grief eventually unlocks his heart. But is it too late to repair the terrible damage?

Contacts: Catherine Notaras 07474 095807 or at catnotaras@gmail.com for ballet or Charles Whittaker at xanadu212@gmail.com for play tickets. Limited availability (usually 10) so on a first come first served basis.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Jan 12th 2022 Malcolm Nelson – 40 Years of Catching Smugglers
An insight into how, as one of the UK’s leading Customs and Excise officers, Malcolm, caught smugglers. He is credited with the seizure of the largest quantity of drugs ever found in a suitcase. An acknowledged expert in smuggling techniques and an author of several books on smuggling detection.
Wed Feb 9th 2022 Bill Hamilton – Reflections as a Journalist, Broadcaster and BBC News Correspondent
Bill presented Scotland’s flagship news programme, Reporting Scotland. From both home and foreign locations, he has been recognised for his reports from some of the world’s worst trouble spots by the Order of Mother Theresa and the Royal Television Society. A not-to-be missed presentation.