What's On December 2018

Monday

Zumba Gold Class, Chipping Sodbury Baptist Church Hall, £3.50 per week, 9.15am with new instructor, Philomena! 45mins followed by coffee time. Anyone is welcome, but the class is especially appropriate for people who want low-impact dance-based exercise. Contact office@cs-bc.org.uk, 01454 313023

Third Monday every month Frome Valley Ladies Probus 2-4pm Charter Suite, Chipping Sodbury Town HallT 01454 316301. Interesting Speaker each meeting, raffle, refreshments and lunches.

1st Yate  Boys brigade various activities for boys 5+ meet at Moorland road Methodist church 6.30pm. Contact Simon Crocker 01454 329017

Gentle Yoga-in Class. Every Monday 9.30am or 10.45am start at Masonic Hall, Hatters Lane, Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6AA. Beginners Welcome.  Mat can be provided. T: (01454) 327112 or E: hello@yoga-in.co.uk.  www.yoga-in.co.uk

Shire Way Senior Citizens Club meet every Monday afternoon at Shire Way Community Centre between 1.30pm and 4pm. Get together for tea, coffee, bingo, entertainment, raffle meet new friends , all welcome , Yate Community transport, available. Further info  01454317866-----07749712351

Bristol Area Stroke Foundation Weekly Stroke Support Group The group has a varied programme of events and activities. Shireway Community Association, Yate BS37  8YS. Every Monday from 2pm till 4pm. If you are interested in coming along or want to volunteer contact our office on 0117 9647657

Lunchtime folk music and song at The Beaufort Hunt pub function room, 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, start at 12.00 till 3.00, all welcome to come have a pint and a meal, sit and listen or play or sing, free entry. Contact Terry 01454 313045

Bristol Budgerigar Society hold meetings at Little Stoke Community Hall, Little Stoke Lane, Little Stoke, Bristol BS34 6HR. Meetings commence at 7.30pm on the second Monday of each month.  Membership; Adult £7.00, senior £5.00, same address partners £10.00, different address partners appropriate single rate each. Juniors free. Visitors always welcome without commitment or charge to see the wonderful budgerigar breeding, exhibition and social experience that Bristol Budgerigar Society can offer.

Pilates, and Pump & Tone at Chipping Sodbury Sports Centre.Pump & Tone 6.30pm; Pilates 7.30pm. Starting from 8th January 2018. £6 per class; or a monthly tariff available inclusive of the Tuesday Bradley Stoke classes as well. www.exercisewithlailibrooks.com for full information. Ring 01454 618488, or email laili@tiscali.co.uk, or just turn up.

Macular-support group meets monthly - 3rd Monday 1:30-3:30pm at Watkins room, Old Grammar School, Highstreet Chipping Sodbury. Contact Tony : 01454314066 Stress Reduction, Mindfulness & Relaxation

Yate Men's Shed meet at Yate Parish Hall, from 1.30-4.30pm. For further details please contact Steven Ringon 01454 323 857, or go to www.yatemensshed.com”

Sodbury Short Mat Bowls Club. Old Sodbury Village Hall on Monday evenings between 6.15 and 9pm. New members experienced or otherwise welcome Contact Chairman S Leah on 01454 315161. Email sleahos@gmail.com

Perform for Children are looking for new class members.  The class is suitable for 4-7 years old and involves singing, dancing and drama.  It is held at Turnberries every Monday from 4pm -5pm.   Please contact the Perform office for further details on 0207 255 9120.

If you are interested in learning about the arts, in its widest sense, why not join The Arts Society Severn Valley.  We meet in the Town Hall in Chipping Sodbury normally on the third Monday of each month. In addition to the lecture programme, we arrange Days of Special Interest which examine facets of the arts in greater detail, as well as visits to art galleries, museums and gardens plus trips abroad.  Full details can be found on our website www.svdfas.co.uk. So come along, have a cup of coffee, enjoy the lecture and, perhaps, do some shopping in this lovely market town.  Visitors are charged £6 so, if you would like to “try before you buy”, please e-mail memb@svdfas.co.uk

 

Tuesday

Yate Art Club meet for arts, crafts and pottery on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7 pm at the Ridgewood Centre, Yate, BS37 4AF.  For further information please see our website www.yateandsodburyartsociety.weebly.com or tel Roz on 0794 194 6412

Pucklechurch Folk Dance Club.  We meet every other Tuesday at Pucklechurch  Community Centre from 7.45 pm to 8.15 pm. Contact Veronica Holder – 0117 937 2818

Frome Valley Tang Soo Do, open to adults and children 7yrs +, Wellesley Primary School, Edgeworth, Yate every Tuesday 6.45pm - 8.15pm. Contact Rachel Woodford for more details on 07712 729726 

Frome Valley Mens Probus Club.We meet 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 10 – 12 noon at the Townhall, Sodbury. Guest Speaker every meeting, occasional lunches, day trips. Contact George for further info. Tele: 01454 882908 

Oasis Friendship Cafe - a relaxed meeting place to come along for a chat, a listening ear and to make new friends. (Well behaved) dogs on leads also welcome! Baptist Church Hall in Chipping Sodbury. 2nd, 4th (&5th) Tuesday of the month 10.30am - 12 noon. For more information contact church office on 01454 313023 Email: office@cs-bc.org.uk

Oasis Memory Café - in partnership with the Rotary Club of Chipping Sodbury and supported by Alzheimer’s Society. Chipping Sodbury Baptist Church Hall 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month 10.30am – 12 noon For more information contact Jean on 01454 313023.  Email: office@cs-bc.org.uk

Craft and Chat - a fun and friendly craft group for people of all ages and skill levels. Chipping Sodbury Baptist Church 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month  10.30am - 12 noon  Email: office@cs-bc.org.uk

Yate Poetry Group. All welcome to join our small, informal and friendly group to share and enjoy poems and verse.  We meet for an hour 1-2 pm every other Tuesday afternoon in the library, refreshments provided.  For the dates of meetings, please contact Tony on 07704140682 or yatepoetrygroup@gmail.com

South Cotswold Men's Probus Club based in Yate, and reputably the most active in this area, can now take a few new members. Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesday mornings each month. Information, without obligation, from Jack on 01454 313889.

Tudor Bridge Club meets at the hall behind St Lawrence Presbytery on Broad Street, every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m.  Contact Christine on 078763334921, christinemay001@gmail.com for more details.

Monthly social lunchtime meet up for disabled people at the Farmhouse Pub, Wellington Road, Yate, BS37 5UY. Open and friendly group, meets first Tuesday of month 12-2pm. Part of WECIL's peer support community  - 0797 962 6569.

First Tuesday of the month. Monthly social lunchtime meet up for disabled people at the Farmhouse Pub, Wellington Road, Yate, BS37 5UY. Open and friendly group, meets first Tuesday of month 12-2pm. Part of WECIL's peer support community  - 0797 962 6569.

Wednesday

Art Club, Ridgewood Centre, Yate: 7pm - 9 pm http://yateandsodburyartsociety.weebly.com. Tel Roz on 01454 316956 or 0794 194 6412

Thornbury and South Gloucestershire Amateur Radio Club (TSGARC) we meet every Wednesday in the Buckingham Room at the Chantry in Thornbury. Meetings usually start at 8pm  We welcome new members and can train people to pass their Amateur radio Foundation and Intermediate Licences. Our website is at http://tsgarc.uk.

Chakra Dancing Workout for mind, body & soul, Ridgewood Community Centre, Yate, BS37 4AF. 0930-1030am £5 each on the door. Suitable for all abilities and fitness levels. 0795 440 6640 - www.julieshowering.co.uk

Gentle Yoga-in Class. Every Wednesday 2pm at Old Sodbury Village Hall, T (01454) 327112  E hello@yoga-in.co.uk www.yoga-in.co.uk

Sew & Sew at Ridgewood Community Centre from 1.30pm - 3.30pm at  £2.00 per week. Phone Joan for details on 01 454 314355.

Walks for single people. Solo Rendezvous meet at Downend Cricket Club, every Wednesday, 8.30pm, entrance £3, and walk every Sunday. Please phone for walk details: 01454 775508 / 01454 774984 / 0117 9850210.

Frenchay Men’s Probus ClubMeetings are held in Frenchay Village Hall from 10.00 am to 12 noon on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday of the month. The meeting is preceded by coffee. www.frenchayprobusclub.com

Craft group meeting in St. Mary's Church, Yate each Wednesday from 10am.  Everyone welcome, we have knitters, sewers and chatters.  Refreshments available for a donation.  Please come in and say hello.

Yate/Chipping Sodbury Afternoon Choir meets on Wednesdays 2pm till 4pm at St Marys Church Yate. NO AUDITIONS!!! Contact Nikki on 01761472468 for more details or just turn up at the church and have a free sing on the first visit. Look forward to seeing you!

Ladies Shiatsu Massage - Sports Rehabilitation Clinic in Iron Acton every Wednesday between 3-8 pm. Naturally restore your energy levels and  improve your overall health and lifestyle. Contact Anna on 07487 511516 or email anna@wholehearted-health.co.uk for more information and to book your treatment session.

 •Yate & District Townswomen’s Guild meet on the second Wednesday morning of every month in Chipping Sodbury Town Hall. We have a programme of varied and interesting speakers. We are a very sociable group and offer other smaller, activity groups too. Give us a try. Ring Rhona 01454 881532 or Christine 07811665286

Short Matt Bowls. A Warm welcome awaits visitors for the short matt bowls on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at St Saviours Church Hall, Coalpit Heath from 2-4pm.

Pilates, and Pump & Tone at Chipping Sodbury Sports Centre.Wednesdays Pump & Tone 6.30pm; Pilates 7.30pm. £6  per class; or a monthly tariff available inclusive of the Tuesday Bradley Stoke classes as well. www.exercisewithlailibrooks.com. Ring 01454 618488, or email laili@tiscali.co.uk, or just turn up. 

 

Thursday

Chipping Sodbury Folk Night Meets on 1st Thursday of each month in function room at Beaufort Pub . 8 pm - 11pm,  Huge range of music and performers covering various genres , all welcome, performers slots are available on a first come basis. £1 on the door . Visit our Facebook page for more info, Chipping Sodbury Folk Night.  Or call Jo on 07974 381333.

South Glos. Decorative and Art Appreciation Society is a flourishing group which enjoys excellent lectures on  Design and the Arts. Visitors are welcome. 7.00 for 7.30pm  at Bradley Stoke Community School, Fiddlers Lane, BS32 7BS on 3rd Thursday of the month. Please.contact 01454 774401 sallykitching@googlemail.com

Directors Duet for Stokes Singers choir.  The two MDs would love to welcome new members to Thursday rehearsals at 7.30pm at Coniston Community Centre, Patchway BS34 5LP.

Flow-in Yoga Class.  Every Thursday 6.15pm & 7.45pm at CS School Sports Centre. Beginners welcomed.  Mat can be provided. T: (01454) 327112 or E: hello@yoga-in.co.uk. Can book via www.yoga-in.co.uk

Yate Oral History Group meets  7.30pm,2nd Thursday of the month at Poole Court for interesting historical talks & refreshments .  We are a small friendly group looking for new members.    Contact Diana  01454 322811

Yate Community Choir. Ridgewood Community Centre 7.30-9pm. Liz Martin 07891036145

Chipping Sodbury Ladies Probus Last Thursday of every month 10-12 Charter Suite Chipping Sodbury Town Hall. Speaker every month and regular trips out. T 01454 327491

Tudor Bridge Club meets at the hall behind St Lawrence Presbytery on Broad Street, every Thursday and Tuesday at 7 p.m.  Contact Christine on 078763334921, christinemay001@gmail.com for more details

Avon Harmony are a Ladies A Cappella / barbershop chorus. We welcome visitors for a no obligation taster session. We rehearse at the dance studio, Fairfield High School, Allfoxton Road, Bristol BS7 9NL. Every Thursday evening 7.30pm - 9.45pm. Tel: Mary 07954170532.

Yate Oral History Group meets  7.30pm,2nd Thursday of the month at Poole Court for interesting talks, refreshments & summer outings.  We are a small friendly group looking for new members.    Contact Diana  01454 322811

Barnardo’s Breastfeeding Peer Support Project provides emotional and practical support to new mothers. Weekly groups are held at venues in Thornbury, Yate and across South Gloucestershire. The Yate group, called Yate BreastFriends, meets at Yate Childrens Centre on Cranleigh Court Road on Tuesdays between 11.30am - 1.00pm.

The Yate and Sodbury District U3A Photography group meet at the St John’s Church Centre, Wickwar Road, Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6BQ  on the first Thursday of every month (except July and August) at 2p.m. we invite photographers of all abilities to come along and learn more about taking great pictures.  For more info email Mary Avenin mabr42@outlook.com or call 01179 099471 or visit our website at www.u3aphoto.blog.

 

Friday 

Hatherell’s Yard Market 9am to 4pm. www.facebook.com/hatherellsyard

Crofts End Silver Band: We are a small friendly brass band who meet in Hanham Tabenacle every Friday evening 7.30-9.00pm We play for enjoyment and not contesting. Used to play? Want to learn? Contact: Denise 07944 887979 or Reg 0117 9652229

Options, a social meet and craft club (now in its 19th year) meet at The Ridgewood Community Centre, 10am-3pm every Friday. Tea/coffee and biscuits available with Cafe on site. £2.50 a session. Contact Joan for details 01454314355.

Ladies who Latte - free women's networking group for women in business because there's no point being fabulous on your own! We meet on the second Friday of the month at The Horseshoe in Chipping Sodbury from 10.00 - 12.00.  Contact: Rebecca writetoreb@googlemail.com

Voices Together. The Old Grammar School. Chipping Sodbury 10-11.30. Liz Martin 07891036145

Yate Men's Shed meet at Yate Parish Hall, from 1.30-4.30pm. For further details please contact Steven Ringon 01454 323 857, or go to www.yatemensshed.com”

 

Saturday

Hatherell’s Yard Market, 9am to 4pm. www.facebook.com/hatherellsyard

Energise-in Yoga Class.  Every Saturday 10am at Masonic Hall, Chipping Sodbury. Beginners Welcomed.  Mat can be provided. T: (01454) 327112 or E: hello@yoga-in.co.uk.. Can book via www.yoga-in.co.uk

 

Sunday

Indoor short mat bowls at Pucklechurch Community Centre. Established players and beginners welcome. Bowls provided. Sessions Sunday afternoon and Monday and Wednesday evenings. Contact Roger Payne 0117 937 3653.

The Tourist Information Centre Chipping Sodbury. Open 10am to 4pm Mondays to Saturdays..

 

Parish's House

Hook Hill, Timsbury, Bath BA2 0ND. 8-acre garden surrounding Regency house (not open) with beautiful views across open countryside. Lawns sweep down to ha-ha. Colour themed herbaceous and shrub borders. Elegant water feature. Arboretum of specimen trees and more recently planted acer glade. New woodland walk taking you from native British woodland to more exotic woodland planting. Walled kitchen garden: vegetables, fan trained and cordoned fruit trees of significant age and cut flower beds. Parts of the garden are being developed so we invite you to share our vision, anticipation and excitement!

 

Shopmobility South Gloucestershire, Yate Library, Yate Shopping Centre

The service hires out battery powered scooters and wheelchairs, to help people to retain their independence and to use the facilities of the centre. You can also hire scooters and wheelchairs for longer terms. If you have a S. Glos. Council Diamond card then you can use that on the service. Office is open Tues and Friday 9.30 am - 4 pm, and Thurs and Sat 9.30 am - 2 pm Telephone 01454 868718 or 07999574474 for more information or e-mail  shopmobilitysouthglos@yahoo.com

 

Walks For Single People

December 2 - Meet Sandie 11.00am at the Rose & Crown, Parkfield Road, Pucklechurch. BS16 9PS. A walk steeped in the industrial past.  Walk West GM. Contact 01454 775508  or 0786 659 7104

December 4 - Meet Sandie 10.30am at St. Michael’s Church, Burnett. BS312TF for a pleasant walk with views across the Chew Valley.                                                             Nigel Vile leaflet. Contact 01454 775508 or 0786 659 7104.

December 9 - Meet Sandie 11.00am in the layby near Grenville monument. Refreshments at the Blaythwayt Arms, Lansdown. BA1 9BT. A flat walk along the Cotswold Escarpment to enjoy very fine views over the River Severn. Those wanting a shorter walk meat at the Blaythwayt Arms 12.30pm. Lifts available back to your car.                                                                                    Cotswold leaflet. Contact 01454 775508 or 0786 659 7104

December 11 -Meet Sandie 10.30am at the Village Hall car park, Great Badminton for an easy level walk of parkland, field paths & quiet roads. Directions: At traffic lights by the Cross Hands Pub go over onto the B4040 for 1.5 miles, then left signed Badminton. At the T-junction go left, then immediately right, then left into Hayes Lane.                                                                                                   Evening Post leaflet. Contact 01454 775508 or 0786 659 7104.