Tons of vendors already signed up and more space still available! Tri-Cities at Birch Run. The event is a fun run for children aged two to seven, where everyone who crosses the finish line receives a medallion. All donations and proceeds go to Operation Care Package to support our troops. Catrin and Chris will be returning to the Dragon in the summer and are well worth hearing, youtube videos show previous performances.
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Erbyn hyn roedd pawb yn barod am swper, cawsom wledd a gwen gan y merched oedd yn gweini arnom. Aethpwyd ymlaen i ganu penblwydd hapus i Jean a oedd yn dathlu penblwydd arbennig. Edrychwn ymlaen at dymor arall ym mis Medi gyda Dorothy, Gwenda a Jean wrth y llyw. Batala Bermo are now recruiting new band members. No musical experience is necessary, just plenty of enthusiasm. Anyoe interested in joining the band will be made very welcome and given every help.
Band rehearsals are held in the Sandancer Vanue every Wednesday from 7 till pm and smaller workshops are held in Bendgedig every Monday from pm. You are welcome to go along, try it out, have a laugh and make new friends. The film concerns the life and career of British artist J. Turner — , who is played by Spall. Rising stars — the revue is the title of the production being staged by Ardudwy Youth Theatre in The Dragon Theatre on Friday 10th July starting at 7pm.
A workshop session may also be available, call the theatre for further details on The Dragon Theatre is aiming to screen films on the first Friday of each month. The combination of Bluray projection and large screen makes a trip to the theatre well worth while to get a much better experience than any home cinema can achieve.
Damo will be playing the music. More information from Rita at the club. It is hosted on a Flikr site that was paid for by Communities First and is now paid for by the Town Council. Hugh puts a tremendous number of hours into sorting, improving, loading and cataloguing the plus images on the site.
The hit level has passed the 7,, mark meaning that Barmouth has probably the best community web based archive in the country. Hugh's award and trophy presentation forms part of the annual ceremony being held in Cardiff. Barmouth can be proud of the quality and quantity of images that that residents and people connected to the town have given over the years which have created a unique social history of the area.
Paddle sports Due to strong winds on Saturday morning the Paddle Sports event had to be re-organised and a number of events re-scheduled. The popular and well established event was organised by Mawddach Rotary a group that proved its capability by still delivering an enjoyable event despite Saturdays windy conditions.
Fortunately Sundays weather was kinder and everyone enjoyed a pleasant day. Shoppers delight On Saturday afternoon shoppers on the High Street were able to listen to the Harp playing and folk singing of Siobhan Owen who was performing outside Pieces for Places ahead of her planned concert in the Dragon Theatre on Saturday evening. On Thursday 4 th June there will be a meeting to discuss the future of all the level crossings e.
Waynes Crossing, town centre, promenade crossings locally, so a lot of people may be affected if changes are to be made.
The meeting has been arranged by Network Rail and will be open from 1pm till 6pm in the Dragon Theatre community room to hear the views of local peop le. From 12 noon until 6. There will be stalls and a tombola with super prizes and plenty of home-made refreshments on sale.
Everyone is invited to come along to support this worthwhile event. Individuals can also experience the fun of water sports with a range of other activities taking place over the weekend. You may even be able to join one of the raft crews — just register and the organisers do what they can to get you on board.
Full details can be obtained from the event website on www. If you want more details or to enter a team you can also phone Beryl Clark on Join in the fun ashore or afloat and make it a great community weekend.
Beryl would also like to hear from any locals who would like to help on the day. Ambulance Fundraiser Hendre Coed Isaf Caravan Park will be holding a charity fun week in aid of Barmouth Ambulance and Marie Curie you are invited to go along and support these 2 charities between 24th - 31st May if you would like more information please contact the site office on The works by Bernard Barnes demonstrate his belief that human settlements develop organically.
An accompanying book will be launched at the exhibition which will be open from 11am till 5pm daily. A family film with a PG rating. Barmouth Bowling Club Since the start of the bowling season, the weather has done its best to dampen members enthusiasm for this lovely game. However, undaunted and due to their persistence they have, so far, gained the upper hand and only one match has been re-scheduled due to inclement weather.
On the 16th May, a perfectly lovely afternoon, members played for the Roy Morton Cup, which was won by Vic Tritton They then had tea, cakes and biscuits etc. If you and,or your family would like to taste the joy of a game of bowls, do go along. There is always someone willing to offer advice or tuition if required. The gentle exercise is also beneficial in many other ways as well as good fun. If you arrive at 7pm you can get a free glass of wine in exchange for your views on what future films and events should go to the Dragon.
As a community facility this is your opportunity to suggest new events or film titles. Prizes are plentiful and varied including toys, games and days out. Refreshments will also be available and anyone is welcome to go along and take part Funds raised go to support school activities. With hits on the site nearing 7,, and the stock of photos still rising weekly there is always something new to be discovered on the site. Funds raised go to support the community owned theatre. It will be located in the Dragon Theatre.
Mayday Walk for Yellow Wellies Mayday! Come and join Barmouth RNLI at the Lifeboat house on the promenade at 2 pm on Sunday May 3 rd and walk to the end of the promenade with them in your wellies. There will be cakes and treats on sale and tea, coffee and soft drinks served in the boathouse afterwards. The April meeting was held on Wednesday 22 nd. Meirion was sung accompanied by Blodwen Comerford. Mari ten announced the sad news of the death of former member Beryl Finch and also of one of the present members Doreen Gill.
Doreen was known for her quick wit and ability to turn her hand to many things. Mari read a poem penned by her grandchildren that summed Doreen up to a tee.
A minutes silence was held in her memory. Monday 20 th was the Darts Singles Night in Bala and congratulations went to the winner Pam Payton with Rose Morris coming second in close fought matches, both being Barmouth members. Eating Out will be Friday May 8 th at 7pm in the Anchor. The Summer trip on 17 th June will be a visit to Erddig. All this accompanied with photographs. Ann Williams then thanked Norma for such an interesting and informative evening.
The monthly competition was an original short sea verse which was won by Janet Davies with Val Vine a close second. Lorraine Viney and Liz Porter won the raffles. The next meeting will be held at the Dragon Theatre on Wednesday 27 th May. The Chairman, Phil Powell, opened the meeting welcoming members to the start of the season, stating that the Bowling Green would be open for play from Sunday 30th March, Bill Gaskill, the President, outlined forward plans for the year Work on the Club house has been held up for some time awaiting specialist builders and Gwynedd Council's consents to he various items required.
However, it was thought that builders would commence refurbishing the roof and the meeting room on the 18th April. The full Treasurer's report will be provided at a later date. The Bowling Green has wintered well, thanks mainly to volunteer work by members with help from professionals.
However, a slight problem appeared in the form of a family of rabbits taking up residence on the green. Obviously the lovely lush grass was heaven sent for them. They appear to be quite determined in their efforts to remain, in that as fast as the holes they made were sealed up, the resourceful rabbit night shift made new ones.
It is hoped to re-house them a. On Friday night Barmouth hosted the Oscars, complete with red carpet and glamour. The evening began with a spectacular table buffet before moving into the auditorium of the theatre for the awards ceremony at which awards were made to Wendy Ponsford, Will and Nina Huntley, John and Sandra Smith each individually having been judged Local Heroes for the work they have done in conjunction with Mawddach Rotary, particularly in the paddle Sports Event.
Mawddach Rotatory have gained a reputation for devising innovative and fun fund raising events and the Dragon was the perfect venue.
Children aged 7 and under can skate from Children aged 8 and over can skate from All children should be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please skate safely and wear appropriate safety equipment. There will be a tuck shop available selling refreshments, including drinks, fruit bags, crisps and sweets. Any questions, please ask! Katie Price via Facebook or call her on phone Tickets are available to purchase in advance or on the door -, All proceeds are to go towards the Ysgol y Traeth Year 6 Cardiff Fund.
Mawddach Rotary are planning a screening of "The Imitation Game" on 10th April at the Dragon theatre Barmouth To make it different they are doing their version of the Oscars. They will have the red carpet and perhaps a few Oscars and, hopefully an Oscar style finger Buffet, trying to make it a special night for everyone to feel good and special.
Those who want to look as though they have come out of Hollywood can, or else they can come as a character or just come as you want and see some glitterati. To book tickets contact the Dragon theatre or any member of Mawddach Rotary. The Bridge players and the guest visitors Llanfair WI were warmly welcomed. He entertained everyone with his funny quips and very amusing tricks and magic. Val gave thanks before he left with the bridge players. The business meeting proceeded with the President firstly giving special birthday greetings to Rosemary Parry who will be celebrating her 80th and for the forthcoming birthdays in April.
Geinor Lavender brought in a photo of her recent 80th party. Five ladies from Barmouth WI helped with the beach clean up.
It had been a good day. Shiela Walker read out a lovely piece about Barmouth W. They thoroughly enjoyed it also winning several raffle prizes. Mari thanked the tea hostesses Mary, Liz and Pam for the lovely refreshments.
Jan Spicer President of Llanfair thanked members for the invitation and said they had a lovely evening. Rosemary Parry won the flowers. The competition for the most amusing photo was won by Pat Millward.
Its in the stars. Visit Wales is addressing the issue of the grading scheme for hotels, guest houses and other accommodation sectors to evaluate its effectiveness in the face of online review sites such as Trip Advisor. They have commissioned a tourism consultancy to look into the current scheme and its future.
Since there have been agreed criteria for the individual gradings but now a consultancy will look at the relevance of those schemes in an increasingly sophisticated market place. Barmouth Publicity Association have details if any business or individual would like more information.
Fundraising in the Buffs. Members will be on hand to provide support , help and tips on how to play etc. These afternoons are to be held on the 4th April. Barmouth Childcare Partnership will be holding a meeting on March 26 th at 2pm in the leisure Centre. If anyone has any fund raising ideas for the coming year or would like to join the committee they are welcome to go along meet the group and join in.
The book is to be published by Y Lolfa Publishers. Signed copies can be ordered from the author by calling him on Publication date is to be June 1 st. Imn addition to Blackjack and Roulette there will be Pig Racing. Tickets will be on sale at Celebrations Card Shop.
Ticket price includes a two course meal and starter pack of gaming chips. The Annual conference for those involved in the tourism industry will be held at the Metropole Hotel in lLandrindod wells on 19 th March. Craig Dobbins has once more been collecting used stamps from local people that are recycled to raise funds for the Y Not Drop In centre in Barmouths Park Road.
He thanks everyone who leaves used stamps at the various drop off points, which includes the Celebrations Card Shop in the Arches. The collecting continues and any donations are welcomed. Local businesses have provided sponsorship and prizes including a family ticket to be won for King Arthur's Labyrinth. The CF1 concert at St Johns on Saturday is likely to be a big success, tickets have already been reserved.
Members present heard reports from the Chairman, David Brown, and Treasurer, Graham Hogg, and confirmed the committee members in an open election. The new Barmouth Brochure was presented to members. It is hoped that this will be more widely distributed than previous issues. Val Hawkins, the Chief Executive of Mid Wales Tourism, was present at the meeting and after a presentation about the activities of MWT Cymru as it is now known an open forum discussion was held.
The change in the way in which people book accommodation was discussed which led onto the issue of grading, with several members arguing for the new town guide to be open to non-graded properties to advertise, whilst others defended a more exclusive policy. A good exchange of views was able to take place which will assist the BPA as it makes it plans for the future. Thanks to Val Hawkins for giving up her evening to join the meeting and to those members who attended.
Weather permitting there will be space for stalls outside as well as in. Rita will be pleased to hear from you as soon as possible so that she can plan , you can contact her by calling On Monday 23 rd February the greatest minds in town will come together to battle for the crown of society quiz team Representatives from Bermo Arts, W.
The quiz will start at in the Arts Room of the Dragon Theatre. The site has now had more than 6 million hits and the interest from around the world seems to continue to grow. Enquiries and comments come from the most surprising places. Money from the sale of coffees etc on the morning will go to support the Dragon Theatre. It is a thriller based on the best selling book by Gillian Flynn.
Tales from the Taiga. In addition there will be a shadow puppet workshop at 11am. Details on prices etc from the Dragon Theatre on B armouth community news. The charity is very grateful to have received this support which is greatly needed. Special thanks go to Ian at Celebrations for his help.
Supper will be Fish and Chips from an award winning fryer and the film will be Pride. Nursery and Reception aged children can join in free of charge. There will be questions for all ages, so put your young and old er! Refreshments will be available: The concert commissioned by the Dragon Theatre is made possible by the donation of the residual funds from Barmouth Arts Festival. Tickets can be reserved by contacting the Dragon Theatre on It is hard for small towns to compete with towns that have much larger populations in competitions that require community members to cast votes because the likelihood is that the larger community will overwhelm the smaller ones.
If you have suggestions please contact Deana Fisher who will be very pleased to hear from you. Anyone who has helped to support the Lifeboat in any way is welcome to come along and have a cup of tea or a glass of sherry and a mince pie at There will also be a short film showing the valuable work our lifeboat volunteer crew do all year round.
The RNLI is very grateful for the behind-scenes dedication of fundraising and lifeboat management volunteers and this is just a small way of them saying thankyou to all who help.
So if you have baked a cake, sold some flags, put in a couple of hours in the Lifeboat Shop, filled a lifeboat box, or just dropped some money into a collection bucket, do come along and spend a couple of hours with us. You are all very welcome. Paul Edwards will be entertaining the children with Mickey and Minnie joining in the fun. Father Christmas will be in his grotto with gifts for the children.
There will be a free buffet with drinks available to purchase at the bar. This is a free community event but spaces are limited so if you would like your child to come please contact Rita at the club or phone It is necessary to book before the end of December.
The annual reports were then given: Mari concluded with thanks to all who had worked hard to make Barmouth a thriving Institute.
Meinir Lloyd Jones then addressed the meeting. She reported on forthcoming events which have been arranged by the Federation including those which have been arranged on a National level in celebration of the W I Centenary in Barmouth were also congratulated on being such a successful and friendly Institute.
Iris, Val and Malan won the raffle prizes. Confessions from 3pm till 4pm. This years event will be held on December 4th Thursday, opening at 5. The Bells of St Johns will be rung and there will be music.
Holding the event was certainly justified by the number of people who made the effort to go along. Cllr Gethin Williams is grateful to all those who took part.
The Band look forward to the opportunity to playing for the Late Night Shopping evening on December 4 th. There will be many items for sale. The 50p entrance charge will include refreshments, the group hopes you will be able to attend. Celebrations card shop in the Arches has agreed to act as a collecting point for used stamps that will be recycled for charities.
Ysgol y Traeth will be holding their annual Bingo Night on December 2 nd at pm in the school canteen. Appreciation is sent to Karen Owen, Mark Driver and local businesses without whose support the event could not happen. There is also a facility on the Gwynedd Council website for those unable to attend. Year on year the cuts to the county councils funding mean that there is less money available to run the organisation.
A series of events are being held across the county to get the thoughts and suggestions of residents on how best to manage the functions of the council more efficiently. A number of local businesses are calling on residents to consider shopping with the areas small businesses rather than using remote multinationals.
Their reason for this is that businesses located in Barmouth contribute to community and charity events by donating money and raffle prizes which many larger companies do not. It should be noted though that at least one large company with a local presence is also very active in supporting the community. Please contact members of the group for more details. A group of superb singers from Llangollen will be performing at the Dragon Theatre on Saturday 22 nd November at pm. It will be a chance to have a look at some of the new pictures in the massive collection, that is still growing month by month.
This is the ultimate community picture archive and probably unrivalled anywhere else. Voting started on the 10th November and runs for one month. The project with the most votes will receive the funding. The Cambrian Coast Croquet Club. This also gave the Croquet Club members the opportunity to express their thanks to the committee and members of Royal St Davids for allowing them the use of part of the grounds for their games during the summer. It is hoped that the club will be allowed to return again next year.
During the winter months the club will be playing their games on mats in the Barmouth Leisure Centre, Friday afternoons, to pm. New members are always very welcome so come along one Friday and enjoy your free trial game.
This year the late Night Shopping Event will be held on Thursday 4 th December from pm till pm. Plans are progressing and attractions on the night will include a visit by Santa, Music, Face painting and temporary tattoos, raffles, mulled wine and more.
If you would like to contribute in any way or to add an attraction at your premises contact Lark Davies as soon as possible. The Worshipful Master of Mawddach lodge Freemasons in Barmouth was pleased to receive a hand made thank you card from the members of the Barmouth Rainbows, Brownies and Guides. This was accompanied by a letter that explained how a donation that was made to the group would be spent in building a stock of uniforms that can be loaned and exchanged as the girls grow and progress.
It was also mentioned that Guiding is celebrating its Centenary this year. Clothes and models were kindly supplied by Pyramid. The evening was very successful despite the wet weather and the fact that there were several other events going on locally. A new weekday and Saturday timetable has been introduced while the Sunday timetable remains unchanged.
The service will be further enhanced in spring next year with the introduction of new double deck buses, equipped with coach style seating, additional luggage facilities and free WiFi. The timetable for the T3 service is available on the Traveline Wales website and phone line. The Dragon Theatre has signed up to a scheme that enables it to benefit from the online spending of supporters. If you would like to support the theatre at no cost to yourself you only need go to www.
One of the latest pictures depicts a Suffragette meeting on the Promenade, an event of which little was previously known. There is a facility on the site for viewers to add comments and background history to the images displayed. It is estimated that the hit rate on the site will reach 6 milllion by Christmas this year. Piuctures from the site were used in the recent T.
St John's Organ Appeal Update With all of the generous support that has been given to Organ Appeal over the last few months it has been possible to arrange for the air reservoir in the basement to be to taken away for a full rebuild.
The Appeal website also has news updates and information about the appeal: Appeal organisers are extremely grateful and thankful to everyone who has and those who continue to donate gifts towards this appeal and to those who have given gifts in memory of friends and loved ones.
The appeal has also had wonderful news this week that gives credence to why the appeal is being held. The certificate also states that the Organ is an instrument of importance to the national heritage and one deserving careful preservation for the benefit of future generations. Meirion was sung accompanied by Blodwen on the piano. Mari told the meeting the latest news about Doreen who is still in hospital in Liverpool, and sending her all our very best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Congratulations were given to Angie on the arrival of her new grandson and greetings for November birthdays were given to Joan, Mary, Elizabeth, Chris and Sheila. Apologies were received and Val read the September minutes followed by a report on the meeting that she and Wendy attended recently. This was followed by a cookery demonstration in the afternoon. Val said that it was a very informative and enjoyable day.
Diary dates were then mentioned including a new venture for Barmouth WI. Dining out will be on Friday 14 th November at Hendre Coed.
Her idea was to provide quality skin care products in refillable containers and sample sizes, all marketed with truth rather than hype. The Body Shop is one of the first companies to prohibit the use of ingredients tested on animals and one of the first to promote fair trade with third world countries. In , Anita Roddick founded Children on the Edge a charitable organisation, which helps disadvantaged children in eastern Europe and Asia.
Lisa was a very entertaining speaker telling us about the origins of all the products she had on display and keeping us all engaged with trying out the many samples. The tea hostesses Christine,Angela and Janet were thanked for the delicious refreshments.
Lisa very kindly provided two raffle prizes which were won by Christine and Janet. The flowers were won by Angie. The next U3A meeting is on Wednesday 12 th November at 1. An excellent season was helped, for the most part, by very good weather, with more wins over rival teams, more matches, more fun and games, and more visitors to the club, whishing to join in activities.
All in all a very Moorish year. Also during this winter, the clubhouse will be open to non bowling activities, where on Tuesday afternoons there will be Bridge classes for anyone wishing to learn Bridge from the beginning through to competent players just wishing to brush up on their previous knowledge.
Classes start at 1. Table tennis is also played at the club house on Tuesday afternoons from 2. The Club is pleased to welcome new members to the bowling club and to join in any of the activities.
B Club at 7. We should also get the chance to hear a little of the recent trip to Ypres organised by Branch Treasurer Graham Perch. All members are cordially invited to attend.
The parade will line up at around The organisers would like to thank everyone who has donated to this years event which will be held on Saturday 8th November at pm near the Bath House. Starting the evening off will be Batala Bermo Samba band with a parade from the lifeboat station up to the bonfire. They can be handed in at the school or given to any member of the committee who will take them in for you. Bob and Sybil Jones recently celebrated their Diamond Wedding anniversary, they would like to say thank you to all who sent cards and good wishes.
Films at the Dragon. Ysgol Y Traeth will be holding their Autumn themed fair at the school on Monday October 20 th starting at 3pm.
If you wish to book a table contact Katie Price via her facebook page. Ricky joined Barmouth fire service in December In he was promoted to Crew Manager. Ricky has now secured a new position recently as a whole time fire-fighter based in Wrexham but continues to be a Crew Manager in Barmouth.
Mari welcomed everyone to the first meeting after the summer break. Meirion was then sung. Pat was welcomed back after her stay in hospital and good wishes were sent to Doreen. Betty Jones was congratulated on her 90 th birthday and members celebrating birthdays in the coming month were wished a happy day. Apologies were received and the minutes of the last meeting were approved.
The Coffee Morning at the beginning of September was very successful, thank are sent to all who attended. Darts and bowls practises have begun. Chatty crafters and bridge for beginners will begin on 30 th September. The County letter was read out and all important dates noted.
The Cardigan Bay Bistro has a very good reputation locally and with visitors so when Kim and Bradley her sous chef arrived prepared to cook for members they knew it was going to be a good evening. Kim began by talking about the fish caught locally and used in the restaurant, such as Sea Bass, Mackerel and Grey Mullet and the abundance of crustaceans to be found in Cardigan Bay.
The finished dish smelling incredible and tasting even better was presented to the meeting. Sea Bass set on delicious mashed potato made with lashings of cream and butter, served with sauce and asparagus. Mari thanked the tea hostesses, Susan, Vicky and Ann.
Monica won the flowers and Jacqui won the raffle prize. The next meeting is Wednesday 22 nd October. You will be made to feel very welcome. For more information contact Jacqui on The Chairman, Phil Powell, welcomed the sixteen members who attended, and reports were given. Stan Ward reported that it has been a successful season with all competition matches played within the timescale set. David Evans was duly elected.
The Treasurer, David Morgan, presented the accounts and thanked all who had contributed to the extra income, including John Coward for looking after visitors to the Club. Pam Payton, the Catering Manager thanked everyone for providing refreshments and raffle prizes throughout the season. Arrangements were made to do the necessary work on the green over the next few weeks.
It was agreed to have free open days at Easter and Spring Bank Holiday to try to encourage new members. Bowling is a fun game for all ages and abilities and the members of the Club will gave a warm and friendly welcome to everyone. The end of season dinner was held the same evening at Min-y-Mor Hotel. An excellent meal was followed by the presentation of cups and trophies. Members will still keep busy during the winter months with indoor bowls in Machynlleth, and play bridge and table tennis in the clubhouse.
Non-members are welcome to join them. Phone for further details. Friday Jazz and Blues. The regular and extremely popular monthly live music sessions in the Arts Room at the Dragon continue , this month on Friday 26 th starting at Mawddach Rotary Film night. To facilitate catering it is necessary to book in advance but if you only want to watch the film you can turn up at the door at pm. Supper will be served before the film at around A new season of sessions begins on Tuesday 30 th from 10am till 1pm at the Dragon, call in for more information.
Jan Wolf is looking for interest in holding 4 writing workshops in Barmouth during October, each Tuesday from 1 — 3pm. If anyone is interested can they call her on Events at the hall.
Every Wednesday a recorder ensemble meets in the hall at 1. From 4 till 5 Jan Wolf gives an 'introduction to Tai Chi donations everyone is welcome to that. There is a continuing exhibition of paintings, nice places to sit and read, films to watch for free in the little cinema. Every Thursday is 'Atelier Day' when artists are welcome to take their paints and projects to the gallery and work with the 2 resident artists leading up to an exhibition of Atelier Artists in June of next year at the Gallery.
Local people have been flocking to the building since it opened on Monday last to admire the transformation. Many period details have been preserved and re-used, setting a very high standard throughout. The sandblasting of the exterior has cleaned away the grime to let people see the quality of the building as it would have been when first constructed. Tai Chi for health. Based on the Sun style of Tai Chi the sessions will be suitable for people of all ages and abilities.
To book a place call her on To reserve tickets call the theatre on On Thursday 25 th there will be a Coffee morning, Sale of Work and a soup lunch commencing at 10am in the Parlour at the Dragon Theatre. She will be talking about the free-shared reading group that has been set up in Barmouth Library. Reading can take people away from the stresses of daily life. Reading together is a great way to relax and meet new people. We hope people will come along and try it out, everyone is welcome.
The talk promises to be very interesting and informative. The afternoon begins with tea and biscuits at 1. If you are interested in joining the U3A or would just like to come along and have a chat about the U3A we would be pleased to meet you. For further information contact Jacqui on Shared reading differs fundamentally from conventional reading groups in that, rather than reading a book in isolation and then coming together in a group to discuss it, perhaps in an academic or analytical way, shared reading involves reading a short story, or a poem, or a book, together, out loud in small weekly groups.
Groups are small and friendly. Each week, books and poems will be read aloud and talked about over a cup of tea and biscuits together. A wide-range of short stories, novels and poems by our greatest writers will be read aloud: Heart of Wales Rally. The lorries begin their journey in Shrewsbury climbing over the Dinas Pass to Dolgellau before arriving in Barmouth.
Over 65 lorries resplendent in their original colour schemes can be viewed on the main car park in Barmouth between 1. Whilst in Barmouth the drivers and passengers will enjoy lunch at the Dragon Theatre supplied by Browns of Barmouth, before continuing on their journey to Llanberis.
There were several tables of crafts on display - knitting, crochet, patchwork, cross-stitch, bead work, to name but a few. The crafts included all entries for the County Show, which was recently held in Bala, and highlighted the exceptional talent of members. In the open classes Joan Holloway came first in both photographic competitions and third with her Christmas Card.
Vicky Pell came first and Betty Morris came third with their cross-stitch of a farm scene and Betty was first with both her brown and white loaf.
Members of Barmouth W I are invited to join Chatty Crafters on Tuesday afternoons , starting on 30 th September in Parlwr Bach, to work on their own craft projects and to share skills and ideas with each other.
Baseball season kicks off in the D Monday, March 31st Detroit Tigers take Kansas City Royals at 1: For more info go to http: For more info call or visit http: Motorcycle Awareness Press Conference. You will need a digital camera or camera phone to take photos!
Pre-registration begins April 1st at Top End Cycle Start time is noon with Blessing Service at 1: Door prizes, food, donation drawing, music,.
ALL bikes, bikers, clubs and general public invited. NO attitudes or alcohol allowed. For more info, call Gary For more info call Bob "Ace" or e-mail knightsonbikesmichigan gmail.
For more information call Bubba's Tri City Cycle Blessing of Bike Festival. Over 30, bikes from all over come every year! Vendors from all over the country with food, camping and fun! For more information call or e-mail paragonleather yahoo. Vintage show open to all pre motorcycles! For more info call Russ Bailey Includes 2 nights of camping, fireworks, bike show and more!
Jackyl is the headliner this year with more acts tba! Wolverine H-D will be giving away a Harley at the event! For more info call or go to http: Day begins at 9am with continental breakfast at the dealership.
Return to Freedom Hill for great food, music, and traveling memorial. A six day biker entertainment event for all motorcycle riders to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Bike show, contests, music, entertainment and more!
For more info call Battle of the bands, food vendors, motorcycle stunt show and much more! Poker Run on Saturday, honoring veterans and present-day soldiers. Run starts and ends Shady Shores. For more information contact Marlene Krause July 25th - 26th, For more info call Kirsten Registration starts at 10 a. For more information call or go to http: Meijer on 10 Mile Rd.
Departs at midnight to St. For more information call Harry and Marcia at First riders leave at Registration starts at Pre-registration also gets you a free T-shirt! Dinner and Silent Auction. Ride Departs at Pig roast and auction at. Hubble Boondocks Bar and Grill.
For more information Call: Come out and ride to save your countryside. Registration starts at 9: Ride departs at Final stop Harrison Eagles Other stops along the way. Proceeds to benefit injured rodeo rider,. Support man's best friend and test your luck in this poker run to benefit Heavenly Paws of Michigan, no-kill animal rescue. Bikes, Parts, Leather, Food and Beer!
Join the party at Biker Bob's for some Halloween Harley fun. Come out to sample a variety of homemade chili and desserts and then cast your vote for the best! Come learn, or just refresh, on all your basic motorcycle skills. Wolverine Harley Davidson will provide refreshments with a chance to see all the new Harley gear to add to your wish list. Get out your crock pot and compete for the bragging rights of. Help us make the season a little brighter for kids in need this year.
Bring your toy donations to the Shiawassee Sport's Center and know they will put a smile on a child's face. Join Motown HOG on this chilly run to feed the hungry.
Play games and win points along the way, bring extra cans to earn more points. Prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Guests are welcome with members.
You can either bring your sleeping bag for inside the barn, or your camper for outside. BYOB, sides dishes appreciates. The Rock Financial Showplace - Novi. Giant Motorcycle Swap Meet. Proceeds will benefit the Region 11 Motorcycle Awareness Program. The 2 nd Annual Fashion Show.
Sturgis , MI During the fashion show there will be free drinks and desserts. The fashion show will feature all the latest clothing for women, kids and men. Sponsored by the Gibraltar Trade Center. Motorcycle Swap Meet and Expo. Avoid the Black Friday lines and just come on Saturday! Bring your children to have their pictures taken with our very own Santa.
Michigan International Motorcycle Show. Come on out for a great time. Mid Michigan's orginal motorcycle event! Over 70, square feet jam packed with evrything for rider and machine! Sunday, February 21, Rock Financial Showplace — Novi. Sunday, Oct 11 '09 6: West Michigan 's oldest and best swap meet!
Sunday, April 11, Tri-Cities at Birch Run. The Tri-Cities annual right of spring! Pleasant, this is every biker's can't miss spring event! Vendors from All over the country will be there, food, Camping and lot of fun. Over 30 thousands bikers from all over come every year. You do not want to miss it. For more information, please contact us at 1 Set up on Thursday May 13 th from Noon until whenever you finish.
Proceeds benefit the Ozone House, helping runaway and homeless youth. June , Blaney Park Rendezvous. For info and directions visit: June , Sandy Corley Memorial Run. June 19, Riding 4 The Ribbon. Contact Chris Tapper or go www. June 19, Memorial Motorcycle Ride.
June 19, Shakedown Run June 20, One Ride at a Time for O. Bike Night also going on with 4 trophies being awarded and Dyno machine giving away freebies. Motorcycle Show and Music Festival. Gates open at 10 am in Depot Town on Cross St. For info call or visit http: The movie will be The Wild One and starts at dusk. For info call or visit www. Registration begins at 9am and escorted riders leave by noon. The event includes a bike show, swap meet, organized ride, bike games, music and more.
Operation Homefront of Michigan Poker Run. T-shirt, ride pin, refreshments, lunch, entertainment, and door prizes Go to www. Check in is from 9amam and the ride starts at For info call or www. Fee includes a Hog Roast. Ride ends with food, entertainment and prize auction. Registration is from 8amam.
Ride leaves at Breakfast and lunch provided for participants along with entertainment. The Party is from 10am to 5pm and everyone is welcome! Call or visit http: Newago State Park has teamed up with many sponsors to create this all day event. Allong the way you'll see hydro-electric dams, coutry roads, parks, and you'll stop at some American Legion and VFW Halls.
All proceeds go to Brain Injury Assoc. Thunder Over Michigan Motorcycle Ride. Finishes at Gus O'Connor's of Rochester with a pig roast and live music. For info call Chad Thompson at or email gregbellchevy1 hotmail. For info call Danny at or email at gripper47 yahoo. For info call Cindy Burke at or email cburke gmail. Includes a custom bike show, ride-in bike show, poker run, motorcycle rodeo, vendors, music, food and more.
For info call or go to www. Email Peggy for more details ma2bongard yahoo. Registration opens at 8 a. The dual sport ride starts at 10 a. Road riders meeting at Ride starts and ends ant Washtenaw Community College and the proceeds go to teh Celebration of Life program.
Sponsored by Soroptimist International or the Trenton Area. Registration on the day of starts at All donations and proceeds go to Operation Care Package to support our troops. For info call Bob Kress at or visit www. Register before Septmeber 6, and receive a free pass into the Funny Car Nationals on September 11th. Call or visit www. For info call Colleen at or visit www. Show opens at 10am but your can register from 8am to 12pm. Includes T-shirt, pin, lunch, poker run and door prizes.
All proceeds go to assisting domestic violence survivors. For info call Amanda Dolan at or email at adolan sagchip. Enter to win a Custom Harley, End of season bike show, Free buffet, tons of giveaways including t-shirts and swag. Delicious chili, lots of music, plus raffles and prize drawings. Call or Visit www.
Great place for camraderie for all Michigan motorcycle lovers! Triumph Detroit is the only dealer in Michigan that is unveiling this new bike. Check it out or take it for a test ride then let The Motorcycle Lawyer know what you think!
For ticketing info or to sell your bike or parts visit www. The Motorcycle Lawyer will be there and we always have free swag at our booth! There's also a ride that will start in Farmington Hills and end at the Cook-Off.
The Motorcycle Lawyer will be there so come by our booth for free swag! For details call or visit www. Hangout here for shopping, a motorcycle simulator and a male revue. For info call or email Tam at softail85 yahoo. Each rider must bring 1 new toy or a new piece of clothing. After the ride there will be a party at the local Harley shop on Cedar Lake Road. Every rider gets a free sandwich and live entertainment! Grand Opening Reception including food and entertainment.
Museum hours are Wednesday-Saturday 10am to 4pm but open until 8pm Thursdays and 1pm to 5pm on Sundays. All entries for the show are welcome so get that bike out of winter storage and over to Birch Run!
Come see The Motorcycle Lawyer here, our new truck should be there too! Thousands of bikers buying, selling and trading! Find us at this event at get some of The Motorcycle Lawyer's free swag!
A weekend filled with vendors, games and seminars. Cereal City Cyclists Winter Bash. Proceeds go to veterans and local charities. Valley Trail Riders Ice Racing. For info or to learn more about the new bike before the Open house call The Motorcycle Lawyer hopes to see you there! Teams of 5 get food, pop and 2 games of bowling. The Great Wine and Food Symposium. February 25th - 27th, Have fun and send us pictures! Tons of racing enthusiasts and businesses will be there!
For info call Boyd at or visit www. Cardo Scala Rider Seminar. Discussions of features and demonstrations on using the Cardo Scala by Joel Mitchell. Joel will be available for questions throughtout the day. MotorClothes will be teraching new riders how to properly choose riding gear.
Custom Motorcycle Show and Expo. A show for all custom motorcycles, from vintage to new. We're expecting over 5, bikers, vendors and builders at this HUGE event. Find The Motorcycle Lawyer and get some of our free swag! Meet ABC's staff and their sponsored riding groups. Specialty stations to teach you riding basics and packing your bike for long trips. Hundreds of vendors with everything from frames and motors to seats and leathers.
Look for The Motorcycle Lawyer truck at this event! Support the Susan G. Komen for the Cure 3 Day. For info call or visit the Marked For Life facebook page. Tons of bikers buying, selling and swapping every brand, every model, even those hard to find parts. Don't miss this event with The Motorcycle Lawyer! Regitration begins at Noon, Practice at 1pm. Spring Cleaning Open House. Whether you're looking for bikes and parts or just want to hang with fellow bikers come join us for this event! Tons of vendors already signed up and more space still available!
If you see The Motorcycle Lawyer get your picture taken and we'll put it on our website! Chilly Chaps Chick Ride. Call Cheryl for details or to help plan at The Motorcycle Lawyer will be there with tons of free swag! Huge selection of part and accessories new and used. Find The Motorcycle Lawyer and get pictures with your local Hooters girls! Poker Run for Camp Hope. Blessing, Food and Activities are all free! Lakeshore Blessing of the Bikes. April 29th-May 1st, Ride ends at Monroe Clubhouse Campgrounds.
Trout Town Vintage Motorcycle Show. Swap meet taking place during entire show with new and used parts and accessories. For more info call or visit www. Featuring motorcycles AND dirt bikes in a class show that's judged by the public. Kick-off for Michigan's Motorcycle Awareness Program. Starts at 4pm outside the Capitol Building. Reserved parking is available so please RSVP to or visit http: Wear your blue jeans and leather, show off your tattoos, and get your picture taken on a motorcycle!
Proceeds go to help fight Muscular Dystrophy. Sponsored by Grand Rapids Harley-Davidson. Call Mike for details; or Bubs 73 Foundation 3rd Annual Benefit Ride.
For info call or Coldwater Swap Meet and Car Show. Midland Motorcycle Swap Meet. Located in the land right next to the airport. Camping space available through Whispering Oaks Campground. The Motorcycle Lawyer wouldn't miss this event and neither should you!
Both days featuring live music, food, beer tents, vendors and auctions. Annual Jackson Blessing of The Bikes. Food, music, kids play area, door prizes.
Individual bike blessings will be available from CMA members all day. Sponsored in part by THE Motorcycle lawyer. Feed The Children Poker Run.
Event registration starts at Cancer Run and Bike Blessing. All proceeds go to local cancer research. Habitat for Humanity Blessing of the Bikers. Sponsored by American Legion Riders Post Proceeds will go to Blum's Landing to help veterans. Baker College Car and Motorcycle Show.
Door prizes, goodie bags, FREE refreshments, tons of vendors. Food, music, bikini bike wash, motorcycle show. Motorcycle Safety Awareness New Conference. New conference will move inside if the weather is bad. Old Iron Bridge Motorcycle Show Supporting their Motorcycle Awareness campaign. Dillinger Ride For Hospice. Pig roast, music, raffles, and door prizes. Thunder Rolls in Belleville.
Proceeds go to Veterans and their families. All proceeds go to The Susan G. Komen For The Cure 3-Day. Each paying participant gets a ticket for a "Steak-Out" starting at 5pm. Extra Mile Fund Benefit. Proceeds benefit the Great Lakes Cancer Institute.
Ends at Gibraltar Trade Center in Mt. Registration starts at 10am with the first riders receiving FREE tshirts and pins. Giving away 3 motorcycles! Leaves from Shiawassee Sports Center N. Breyer Rd in Birch Run at 4pm. Ends at Circus Park W. Proceeds go to support deployed soldiers. Lessons on buying a motorcycle, insurance, safety and riding gear. Proceeds go to uninsured and under-insured women in Antrim County. Pre-register before May 26th and receive a ride tshirt.
Proceeds benefit LakeVille Community sports programs. Kenneth Bidlack Memorial Poker Run. Proceeds benefit the recreation fund at Battle Creek Veterans Hospital. Celebrate Hero's Month and earn reward points. Proceeds to benefit the Ozone House, helping runaway and homeless youth. Free tent camping and bottomless "mug" with admission. Look for The Motorcycle Lawyer and our new truck! Last bike in at 5pm. Includes entry to festivities at Wheel Inn Campground afterward. Live bands, pig roast, beer tent and vendors!
Andy Ross Charity Motorcycle Ride. Hosted by Trenton Firefighters Charities. Ends back at Elizabeth park with a cookout and live music. Benefits The Children's Heart Foundation. Learn to ride from one of the best teachers in Michigan. There's also going to be a Swap Meet area. National Ride To Work Day!! All money contributed will be donated to fallen or wounded US soldier's families. He's a trauma surgeon who specializes in the treatment of motor vehicle crash injuries.
He'll be speaking about his work with automotive engineers to enhance vehicle safety design. Cruise Kick-Off Thursday in Wyandotte before the show.
Stop by The Motorcycle Lawyer tent while you're cruisin' for some free swag! Camping areas, hookups and dump stations available. For more info call Jeannie or Bill at Bikers For Blindness Poker Run.
Alamo's Classics in the Park. Shields Fest Motorcycle Show. For the first time, this event is open to everyone! Anyone who rides should participate in this event. Wherever you are, get on your bike and ride today, whether it's 1 mile or Watch the virtual odometer roll to 1 Million!
Louis Center Blessing of The Bikes. Swimming and camping available for the whole weekend. Gates open at 10am with vendors, food, bands, and military displays. All Proceeds with go to Veterans and local "Fallen Heroes". Professional rider Cody Cavanaugh showing off X-Games style stunts. All proceeds stay in Southeastern Michigan. Food, drinks, entertainment, prizes, ride pin and Guest appearance by The Misty Blues.
Ride ends at Randy's Roadhouse in Onsted. Luau goes from 10am-5pm with the Blood Mobile around until 4pm. Dedicated to the Memory of Tony and Karen Taliercio. Ride ends with a BBQ, music, drawings and more! Love for Lyric Benefit Ride. Cruze begins at 9am and heads to Auto City Speedway in Clio. Sponsored by Axeman Firefighters Motorcycle Club. Includes t-shirt, pin, refreshments, dinner, entertainment and door prizes. Gates open at 10am Saturday and 9am Sunday. All proceeds go to Fraser Lion Charities.
Davidson Express Michigan Chopper Fest. Dominick Calhoun Memorial Ride. Live entertainment, silent auction, raffles and more.
Bike shows, games, seminars, parades and MORE. Annual Tool Shed Charity Run. Registration at 10am, last bike out at 12pm. Ends at Tool Shed Munger. Pig roast, BBQ, and entertainment from pm.
Registration begins at 9am. All proceeds to American Red Cross. Lucheon after the ride. Ride begins at noon. He began writing and singing in films in the late 70s.
He is truly amazing to watch live, with his amazing piano skills being showcased, performing some fantastic boogie-woogie style piano as he goes. It was a fabulous night with Canada's own "Piano Man"! Burton Cummings, co-founder of the original, best-selling Canadian band, The Guess Who, put on a brilliant show. Just him, alone at the keyboard.
This emphasized how good his voice still is, despite him saying it wasn't quite up to par. One of the "best rock voices in music" still has it! He sings well and has great stage presence for one so young. Hi my baby and I love Burton Cummings. It was the first time we seen him live.
Wow wee what a show he was amazing. His voice was strong if not even better then years ago. The way he played the piano. Listening to all the songs that I've been listening to since I was 11 brought back the best yrs of my life as a child. My man couldn't stop smiling. The band was fantastic. I loved when Burton talked about what the songs were about. I thought that was really cool. He is also very funny and very real. Can't wait to see him again. Love love love the whole show and it was our pleasure to of been there in the 7 th row.
I have been listening to Burton Cummings since I have been 14 now I knew ever song he sang. A few brought a tear to my eye. The only regret I have is on my part - I never brought my camera!!
I would recommend everyone to go see him in performance. Loved loved loved the concert if the one on the 17th hadn't been sold out I would have went to see him again. Hopeful I can find someone I know that went and got some pics. The show was awesome, but a Burton Cummings show is always the best. We went early and enjoyed a tasty dinner at the Speakeasy on the third floor, a very beautiful, authentic reproduction of the 's lifestyle complete with flappers!
My only regret is that we haven't known about this gem earlier! We will definitely be returning for more shows at the Arcada and Burton Cummings. I got to see Burton Cummings for the first time in my life July 3, at Casino Rama and all I can say is that is was a truly amazing experience.
Seeing the energy with which he performed on stage was awe inspiring.