St Margarets Church and Community Centre – Please check centre pages for details of church services in the benefice during October. This month’s Breakfast Service with bacon and sausage rolls and croissants will be at 10.00 am at Berden church – all welcome. Please ring Margaret Davis on 550703, Anna on 540610 or Richard on 541522 if you want more information or to ask any questions.
Jumble Sale – 14 September. Thanks to all who helped in so many ways. Report in next issue.
Yoga – the class continues from 9.00 am – 10.00 am on Monday mornings. Occasional workshops following the routine sessions are now offered from time to time. Please call Jenny Allwork 07792 033 242 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Check her web-site at www.jennywallwork.com.
Pilates - classes continue on Wednesday evenings – 6.15 – 7.15 pm for beginners and 7.30 – 8.30 pm for beginners and improvers. There is now an additional session at 6.15 pm on Tuesdays. All classes are small, fun, friendly and relaxed. If you are interested, please email Vanessa on email@example.com or ring on 07852 781566 to check sessions during the holiday period.
Garden Club - Viv McLennan writes‘Tom Stuart-Smith’s garden was outstanding. Unusual to see a garden designer’s own garden. It is filled with exuberant plants supporting each other even on a windy hill – not a stake in sight – and the prairie garden was stunning – a wild flower meadow on steroids!! The Garden Club’s next event is the Pot Luck Supper on Thursday 21 November. After our busy September – visiting Tom Stuart Smith’s Prairie Garden and making floral decorations for the Art and Floral Exhibition, Frances and I are relaxing! If you would like to become a member of the Garden Club, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The annual membership fee is £5 per family.’
Art Group – Jill Turner writes ‘During the month of August we welcomed a new member into the Club which we are very pleased about and would add that we still have plenty of room for more people to join. If anyone is interested in what we do on a Wednesday morning, please drop in between 10.30 and 12.30 or give me a call – Jill Turner on 01799 543680. We received our copies of the 2020 calendars featuring work by 13 members which we have displayed at the Art and Floral Exhibition at the end of September. A report on this week-end event will be written in next month’s magazine. On the first Wednesday of September, Ania Shreeve, an artist from Cambridge area, tutored a group of 8 for a 2 and a half hour session. We thoroughly enjoyed her encouragement, guidance and help in visualising an attractive composition, improving our initial drawings followed by helpful hints on colour and brush strokes to create light and shade. Ken Mark has re-joined the group after his summer break and provides tuition for 1 hour each Wednesday session during October, November and part of December. The Group will be meeting on 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 September.’
Wicken Ladies – Jenny Burgess writes ‘The Wicken Ladies had a quiet August enjoying the holiday sunshine. Our next meeting was a joint venture with the Garden Club on Thursday 26 September for an Autumn flower arranging evening. Members from both groups were invited to create some beautifully colourful arrangements which then formed part of the Art Club’s ‘Celebration of Arts and Flowers’ over the week-end of 28/29 September. Further report in next issue. Unfortunately, the Flamenco evening planned for 14 November has had to be cancelled, but now the date is in the diary we will hold onto it and organise something else on that evening. Before we know it, Christmas will then be upon us and we’ll be thinking of ways to sparkle! If you are new to the village or would like to join our mailing list, please contact Tanya on email@example.com or Jenny on firstname.lastname@example.org.’
Carpet bowls – normal pattern - meet at 7.30 pm on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month (8 and 22 October). We’re a friendly group with a warm welcome. Come along and try it! (contact Joan Morgan on 542558)
Book Club – Next meeting 7.30 pm Thursday 31 October. More information from Marion Tyrell at email@example.com.
The Handbells (Belle-plates) Group – Weekly sessions 7.30 pm on Mondays. We’d love more members. No experience necessary – and it’s fun! Come along to have a go! Bring a friend!! If you’re interested, please ring Joan Morgan on 542558 or Richard Taylor on 541522.