Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

April 2014

Dates for your diary:-

4th and 28th April:- Stanhoe village screen – see below

17th May:- Charity Jazz Concert – see below

29th May:- Annual Parish Meeting – see below

7th June:- Stanhoe Open Gardens – see below

2nd Aug:- Stanhoe Village Flower Show

Stanhoe & Barwick WI notices:-

Thurs 3rd April:- at 7:00 pm in the Reading Room, Cross Lane: our speaker will be the Community Relations Officer from RAF Marham

Thurs 10th April:- at 3 pm, afternoon tea at Great Walsingham Barns

All newcomers welcome to attend. Phone Geraldine (518025) or Pamela (518033) for info/enquiries

Stanhoe Village Library:-

The village library is open on Tuesdays from 10:00am till 12:00pm
Thank you to all who support. If you haven’t been before why not come and browse. We are open for loans, chat and refreshments. All are welcome.

We are taking a break over the Easter period and will NOT be open on 22nd April, 29th April, or 6th May.

Opening again from 13th May onwards.

Stanhoe Village Screen:-

We continue our winter/spring season with

Fri 4th April at 7:30pm – GRAVITY (12A)

This is a hugely acclaimed and multi-award winning drama set in orbit around the earth as astronauts Sandra Bullock and George Clooney get into perilous difficulty. Mesmerising cinema!

Mon 28th April – Saving Mr Banks

Tickets £5 on the door to include a complimentary drink.

For further information visit the website: Stanhoe. org or ring 01485 518191

Belly dance classes:-

Belly dance classes commence on Friday 25th April, 10:00am–11:00am in the Reading Room. These classes are open to all ladies in and beyond Stanhoe. This is planned to be a ten week course, and the cost will be £5 per head, per week, payable five weeks in advance at the start and at half term.

The taster session was less well attended than had been anticipated, so if you are interested, your support will be needed and valued on 25 April, please try to come! Any enquiries to Pamela on 518033.

Art classes:-

Art classes commence on Wednesday 30th April, 10:00am–12:00pm in the Reading Room. There are a limited number of places so please make any enquiries to Pamela Austin on 518033.

Charity jazz concert:-

A charity jazz concert featuring the band Diximix will be held at the Sussex Barn, Burnham Market, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE31 8JY (Tel: 01485 210000) on Saturday 17 May 2014 starting 7:30pm for 8:00pm.

Tickets are £15 per person from Pat Worby, 218 Norwich Rd, Dereham NR20 3AY (01362693245). Proceeds from the event will be shared equally between Macmillan Cancer Care and a Brain Tumour charity.

Annual Parish Meeting:-

The annual parish meeting has been arranged for 7.30 pm on Thursday, 29th May 2014, to which all residents are invited. Wine and nibbles will be provided. In addition to the usual summary of council activities during the past year, there will be a talk by the Community Relations Officer from RAF Marham on military flying over and around the Stanhoe area. Individual invitations to this meeting should accompany this month’s edition of Saints Alive. Last year’s annual meeting was only attended by your parish councillors and the speakers – it is hoped that there will be more support this year.

Stanhoe Gardens Open Day:-

This year’s Gardens Open Day will take place on Saturday 7 June. Gardens will be open across the village from 2:00pm until 5:30pm and additional attractions include tombola, cake stall, plant stall, bric- a-brac, games, raffle and Mrs Roche’s famous cream teas at the Old Rectory.

Entrance to all gardens is £5 for adults (children under 12 years go free). All proceeds to All Saints’ Church, Stanhoe.

We would be very pleased to receive donations for the stalls and offers of help on the day would be much appreciated. Further details in the May newsletter or contact Jill Hargreaves Tel: 518269

Brancaster Camera Club:-

Visitors are warmly welcomed. Please come along & bring your friends. Meetings are held in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7:30 pm and entrance is £3 to include refreshments.

Tues 8th April:- –Joy & Mike’s Prints’ – Joy Hancock FRPS, MPAGB & Mike Hancock DPAGB – a return visit by these excellent, well-known local photographers.

Mon 14th April:- 4-way battle hosted by Wisbech Camera Club

Tues 29th April:- Print discussion with King’s Lynn C.C.

Contact Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725

And finally, with thanks to the Project Britain website:-

  • The beginning of April:-

“The First of April, some do say
Is set apart for All Fools’ Day;
But why do people call it so,
Not I, nor they themselves do know.”

  • The middle of April:-

The arrival of the cuckoo is the signal that spring has come as it arrivevs some time in mid April, although if North Norfolk Radio is to be believed, one caller said they heard a cuckoo in March !

In April I open my bill
In May I sing night and day
In June I change my tune
In July far far I fly
In August away I must.

  • The end of April:-

Easter is towards the end of April this year as it has to be the first Sunday after the full moon.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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