The next meetings will be at 8pm on Monday 8th July and 'provisionally' Tuesday 6th August at the Stonewater Common Room. All residents welcome (but please let us know ahead of the date if you're coming)!!

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Boxing Day Walk

We will be having a Boxing Day Walk around historic Abingdon-on-Thames starting at 11am outside the Guildhall, er, on Boxing Day! (please see map attached)

The walk will take around 90 minutes - just in time for lunch! Cost £10 per person (£8 over the over 60’s). Cash on the day please.

Places are limited so please let me know as soon as you can how many are coming.  Further details on the web site.  Hope to see you there.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Gardening - Christmas 2016 (with extra cheer)!!

GARDENING AT CHRISTMAS - There are those that wish to combine the celebrations of Christmas with useful gardening – so here is a list that combines both.
  1. Open bottle of Champagne, drink a glass.  Thus refreshed, pop outside and prune that conifer back a bit.
  2. Have a second glass - that was hard work - you deserve it.
  3. Outside again and do a bit of weeding - throw the weeds over the fence to next door - they’ll never notice.
  4. Have another glass!
  5. Time to move that ... shrubby thing - you know ... that green thing ... dig it up and move it over there … by the glassy thing ... greenhouse - that’s it!
  6. Have another ... oh it’s finished - best open abuther nottle ... erm … another bottle.
  7. Now, those pigeons on the fence … if I can just – yes, got one ... perfect shot - knew that empty bottle would come in useful.
  8. Pay for next door neighbours gazebo repairs in the New Year.
  9. Slump in armchair happy in the knowledge of a job done well.
  10. And another thing ... wotsit ... waserr ... oh yes ... Chrissy Merrymas! ...hic....

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Abingdon Drama Club Juniors

The Abingdon Drama Club Juniors offers young actors from Abingdon and the surrounding area a chance to hone their acting skills in a fun, nurturing environment while meeting other young people from a variety of local schools.

Classes include a combination of drama games, improvisation, devising scenes and even writing original work.  Students build essential vocal and physical skills as well as mastering the essentials of acting including, objective, subtext and characterization. In-depth study of plays and playwrights supports learning, particularly for those who are interested in GCSE Drama. 

The ADC Juniors Drama Classes meet during term time and the cost is £80 for a 10 week course.  The timings for this term are as follows:

Juniors 1 (Ages 11-13) Sundays from 2.30-4pm
Juniors 2 (Ages 14-15) Sundays from 4-6pm
Juniors 3 (Ages 16+) Fridays from 5.30-7.30pm

Performance Club (available to all ages after 1 term of class) Sundays from 6-7.30pm
LAMDA Club (all ages) Thursdays from 4-7pm

Friday, 2 December 2016

Neighbourhood Watch - Thames Valley Police alert

Following a spate of 14 thefts from motorway services in Berkshire, drivers using stations, particularly those along the M4 in Berkshire, are being warned that thieves could be using technology to prevent people locking their vehicles and then steal from them.

People are being warned to make a manual check that doors are locked before leaving their vehicles.

This advice follows a spate of 14 thefts from vehicles at motorway services in Berkshire. In many of the cases there was no obvious sign of a break in and no damage was caused to the vehicles as items were stolen from them.