Stoke-on-Trent South

Events

Monthly general meetings are held at Methodist Central Hall in the Strand, Longton, ST3 2JH, on the last Thursday of each month. Doors open at 1.30pm for a 2pm start.

A range of activities are organised, including guest speakers, music, Jacobs Table, quiz, etc. Free parking is available on the Tesco Car Park which is only a short walk away.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Nov 29th MONTHLY MEETING 29th NOVEMBER

This Monthly Meeting will be the last one during 2018, and we will provide a buffet lunch. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Mel Baines Trio, which includes the two Johns who have proved very popular on previous occasions.

As this will be our “Christmas Buffet”, it would be great to see some members in seasonal attire but this is by no means compulsory. Santas, Rudolphs, Robins, etc., will be welcome!

Early notification that at our Monthly Meeting to be held on 31st January 2019, Kath Reynolds will deliver her talk titled "Goose Grease and Brown Paper."
Outings
Thu Nov 22nd COACH TRIP

Our next trip will be to the Gloucester Victorian Market on Thursday, 22nd November.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE SMALL TAKE-UP, THIS TRIP HAS RELUCTANTLY BEEN CANCELLED.
Other Events
Fri Nov 30th LONGTON COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP CHRISTMAS EVENT

Longton Community Partnership have organised a free Christmas event that will be held from 4pm to 7pm at Methodist Central Hall on Friday 30th November.

There will be: Singing with school choirs, and free activities for children;

Santa will tour the town on the land-train (children with parents can climb aboard for a free ride).

The winners of the Partnership’s school design competition will help Stoke City's Pottermus turn on the Christmas tree lights.
Sat Dec 1st FUNDRAISING FASHION SHOW

A fundraising fashion show and shopping event is being held at Great Bridgford Village Hall, ST18 9PR at 2pm on Saturday, 1st December. All proceeds are in aid of the Chernobyl Childrens’ Project.

Tickets cost £5 including light refreshments and can be purchased from Leslie Longstaff (01785 282582) or Mary Cresswell (01782 658002).
Sat Dec 1st CHRISTMAS QUIZ NIGHT

There will be a charity quiz night at STING in Stone on 1st December, starting at 7pm. Teams of four are invited to take part at a cost of £5 per person and further details are available from Lindsey Paxton on 07802 812851.
Wed Dec 5th NEXT “ERIC” SHOW AT THE NEW VIC

Lynne has provisionally booked tickets for “I’m Eric Get Me Out of Here” on Wednesday, 5th December at the New Vic. The show starts at 7.30pm and is billed as “The 60s Party in the Jungle” with plenty of 60s music and loads of comedy to make a festive night out. Tickets cost £16.50 each and payment is required as soon as possible please. If you wish to book, please contact Lynne Stevenson on 01782 395760.
Sat Dec 8th BARLASTON PROSCENIUM PLAYERS – NEXT COMEDY

The next production at Barlaston Village Hall will be “Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders” by Derek Webb, which will be performed from 5th to 8th December. Tickets cost £7 and are available by email to barlastonplayers@virginmedia.com or by phoning Carol on 01785 243024. The play is said to be witty with a plot to tax the audience’s little grey cells!
Evening and Weekend Meals
Fri Dec 14th A Christmas Meal at The Tollgate has been booked for Friday, 14th December, at 7pm for 7.30pm and there are 30 places initially. Food will need to be pre-ordered and £5 deposit is required by 29th November. Menus are available from Fay. The normal price is £18.95 but there will be a lower price for our group and this will be negotiated shortly.

For bookings and enquiries about these meals, please contact Fay Howell on 01782 658659
Flower Arranging
Fri Nov 30th Meetings recommenced on Monday 1st October at 2pm. The group will now meet on alternate Monday afternoons.
Garden and Nature Lovers
Fri Nov 9th
→Thu Nov 29th
The Garden and Nature Lovers’ group will meet at 10.00am on Friday, 9th November at Northwood Nurseries, Clayton. We’ll also meet there at the same time on Friday, 14th December.

We can use the November meeting to discuss spring and summer flowering bulbs or indoor plants. The nurseries will probably be selling large, economically priced packs of bulbs, which some members may wish to share. We will decide on topics for the December meeting, which may include garden or nature related visits for next year.

Northwood Nurseries normally have a lovely display of Christmas items at this time of year, plus gifts and cards. There is also likely to be a selection of goodies for our feathered, furry or spiky friends for those of us who are interested in promoting wildlife in our gardens. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Fay Howell on 01782 658659 or Chris Whitfield on 01782 960327.
Tenpin Bowling
Thu Nov 22nd The Tenpin Bowling evening is on Thursday 22nd November at Hanley Cinebowl on Festival Park and needs to be booked and paid in advance.

The group meets at 6.30pm to start bowling at 7pm. It costs £11 including shoe hire, food, one drink and two games. For bookings or queries please contact Michelle Tittle-Wang (01782 657564 or mob. 07753 264402).