Olton & District

EVENTS

C O R O N A V I R U S

ALL FORTHCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

General Monthly Meetings are held on 2nd Tuesday of the month

Car Parking at Olton Friary When entering the car park please only enter the one with the raised barrier, there are plenty of parking spaces to the rear so please continue to the end. If you have things to carry please take them into the hall and then re-park your car. The parking at the front is reserved for parents of children in nearby schools. Thank you for your co-operation

1:30 -3:30 Doors open at 1.15 Volunteers are always welcome to set out chairs prior to the opening time.

tea ~~ coffee ~~ biscuits

We have a varied programme of visiting guest speakers. The meetings are aimed at bringing all members together, updating on events and activities. Visitors are more than welcome to attend two times before making the decision to join or not to join.

Looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting.
Will all Group Facilitators please forward items for the Events Diary to Carmel Deakin at carmeldeakin43@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED WE CAN ONLY RUN TRIPS AND OUTINGS WITH A MINIMUM OF 30 MEMBERS.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Apr 14th 1.30 - 3.30pm Open General Meeting Olton Friary Hall - No subject -
Doors open at 1.15pm The Focus Group is Sailing
Outings
Wed Jun 24th Wedgwood and Trentham Gardens
We shall be visiting the Stoke-on-Trent area to take a factory tour in the heart of the Potteries at Barlaston, the home of Wedgwood, where we shall see up close the craftsmanship, artisan skills and techniques which have been developed over 260 years.

Following this we shall visit one of the finest gardens in Britain at Trentham. At the centre of the Gardens is the mile long Capability Brown designed, Trentham Lake alongside the River Trent. There are plenty of walks and trails to explore the gardens which include the Italian Gardens and Floral Labyrinth. You can buy lunch and refreshments at one of the many cafés and restaurants available or you may prefer to take a picnic and use the tables by the lakeside or around the gardens. Trentham also has a shopping village and garden centre.

Members will be able to sign up at the March general meeting when full details of the cost will be available
Book Group
Thu Apr 2nd 2.00 pm Check venue with Linda Taylor
Mon Apr 6th 2.00 pm Check venue with Linda Taylor
Bridge
Thu Apr 2nd 2pm - 4.30pm Contact Mary Pierssene
Thu Apr 9th 2pm - 4.30pm Contact Mary Pierssene
Thu Apr 16th 2pm - 4.30pm Contact Mary Pierssene
Cycling
Wed Apr 15th Venue t.b.c. Contact Irene Brown
Family History
Fri Apr 3rd IT Room, Solihull Library from 2-4pm. Noreen Sullivan
French
Wed Apr 1st 12.30 pm Check venue with Pat Gray
Thu Apr 16th 12.30 pm Check venue with Pat Gray
Gardening
Mon Apr 13th self-drive event to Middleton Hall and Gardens
Mon May 4th Cold-frame gardening - 2pm at member's house
Mon May 11th Plant swap, and budding and grafting tutorial, 2pm at member's house.
Line Dancing
Tue Apr 7th 11.00 am - 12.15 pm St Margaret's Church Hall, Olton - Contact Gill Nolan/Sue Morse
Tue Apr 14th 11.00 am - 12.15 pm St Margaret's Church Hall, Olton - Contact Gill Nolan/Sue Morse
Local History
Fri Apr 10th THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Take a nostalgic ride on a steam train on the Severn Valley Railway. Return journey from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth. Cost £19. Sign up and pay at the general meeting, where more details are available.
Sailing
Fri Apr 3rd New Season 3.00 - 5.00 pm at Olton Mere Sailing Club
Contact Kevin Watts
Scrabble
Mon Apr 6th Scrabble/Rummikub at Josiah Mason Hall, Olton 10am.
Contact Chris Fretwell
Singing for Pleasure
Tue Apr 7th 2.00 pm Room 5 Solihull Methodist Church - Contact Pam Ward
Spanish
Thu Apr 2nd 11.00 - 12 noon Contact is John Greenan
Thu Apr 9th 11.00 - 12 noon Contact is John Greenan
Thu Apr 16th 11.00 - 12 noon Contact is John Greenan
Strolling
Wed Apr 15th Venue t.b.c. Contact Barbara Cull
Sunday Lunch Group
Sun Apr 5th 1.00 pm at Copt Heath Golf Club Warwick Rd Knowle B93 9LN
Contact is Marion Carter
Swimming
Wed Apr 1st 12.30 pm Tudor Grange Leisure Centre
Contact is Susanne Reeves
Tai Chi
Wed Apr 1st 3.30 - 4.30 pm St Margaret's Church Hall Olton - Contact Jo Robinson/Mary Deane
Wed Apr 8th 3.30 - 4.30 pm St Margaret's Church Hall Olton - Contact Jo Robinson/Mary Deane
Wed Apr 15th 3.30 - 4.30 pm St Margaret's Church Hall Olton - Contact Jo Robinson/Mary Deane
Theatre and Cinema
Fri May 1st "All Shook Up" at the Core Theatre Solihull Library £17
Meet in the Library cafe at 7pm for 7.30pm start.
Ukulele
Wed Apr 8th Josiah Mason Hall 10am. Contact Brendan McQuillan.

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