FESTIVA-GUERNSEY’S CHURCHES FESTIVAL CHORUS AND ISLAND COMMUNITY CHOIR

Monday evenings

No experience necessary! 7.25pm at Blanchelande College. Call Roy or Maddie on 263930. www.guernseyfestivalchorus.com

GUERNSEY LADIES LUNCHEON CLUB (GGLC)

Second Tuesday of every month

Three course lunch plus coffee at La Villette Hotel. £17 which includes a £1 charity donation. Annual membership £15. Details from Margaret on 257476.

GUERNSEY TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION ‘COME AND PLAY’ SATURDAY MORNINGS

Every Saturday

Coaching given if needed. Everybody welcome all ages and abilities. Bats and Balls provided just wear some trainers. 10am to 12.00noon at the GTTA Table Tennis Centre, Hougue du Pommier.

TABLE TENNIS MONDAY MORNINGS

Every Monday

Have a game of table tennis for as little as £2.00, have a coffee and a chat and meet new friends and see the benefits and the enjoyment of having a game of table tennis. Old and new members welcome.

10.00am  to 12.00 noon at the Guernsey Table Tennis Centre, Hougue du Pommier next door to the Indoor Bowls stadium. Details from Beck’s on 07781 180140.

WALKING FOR HEALTH

Ongoing

Mondays – Saumarez Park – 10.30am & Beau Sejour – 1.45pm

Tuesdays – Imperial Hotel – 2.00pm

Wednesdays – Saumarez Park – 10.30am

Thursdays – Houmet Tavern – 10.30am

Fridays – Chouet car park – 10.30am

Sundays – A different venue each week – 2.30pm

More info at www.walkingforhealth.org.uk.

PARKINSON’S UK GUERNSEY BRANCH EXCERCISE CLASS

Every Thursday

10.45am to 11.30am at the New Cobo Community Centre.  Details from Penny on 241118.

GROW LTD CHARITY

Ongoing

GROW has a great number of new plants and produce ready for sale.  All stock is now on the outdoor benches and inside the Number 1 greenhouse.

Open 7 days a week, with staff on site Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

GUERNSEY ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WEEKLY CARERS SUPPORT GROUP

Every Wednesday

Each week they have a guest speaker on Alzheimer’s related topics followed by refreshments. All carers & their loved ones are invited to attend these free, friendly and inclusive sessions. 2pm to 4pm, Rue des Monts, Delancey.

WALKING FOOTBALL AT THE STYX CENTRE

Every Thursday

The indoor friendly sessions are a walking paced version of football for men and women of all ages and abilities lead by coach Paul Wheatley.

Try it out – No age limit – No running!

A great opportunity to be active, learn new skills and socialise. For those who had to stop playing football this is a great way for getting back into the game and enjoy this fast growing sport.

£5 donation per player per session.

10.30am to 12.30pm at Styx.

Call 267319 to book.

ACTIVE CHARITY CAR BOOT SALES

Every Saturday

£5 per car, sellers from 8am & buyers from 9 till 12.30pm at La Mare. Details from Ray on 07781 109972.

ACTIVE CHARITY CAR BOOT SALES

Various Sundays (See Below)

£6.00 per car. Toilet facilities available, and food. New starting times: sellers from 8am and buyers from 9 till 12.30pm at Alliance car park. Pitches limited (due to Alliance being open), more details from Ray on 07781 109972 or Barbara 07781 121309.

21st May, 4th and 18th June, 2nd July Auto Jumble, 9th and 23rd July, 6th and 20th August, 3rd and 17th September & 1st and 15th October.

CYSTIC FIBROSIS AND CF CHANNEL ISLANDS SUPPORTER & FAMILIES MEETING

Wed 24th May 2017

Find out about the work the trust are doing and get involved! Guest Speaker Director of Impact Keith Brownlee. 6pm in the Harry Bound Room at Les Cotils. Details on 07911 747747.

AN EVENING OF ABBA WITH SWEDE DREAMZ TRIBUTE BAND

Sat 27th May 2017

In aid of the GSPCA & Horse Riding for the Disabled. 2 course meal, raffle and auction. Being held at The Duke of Richmond Hotel, 7 for a 7.30pm start. Tables of 10/13 and smaller parties are very welcome. Fancy dress 70’s style is encouraged! £48 per person. Contact Corinne to reserve your place on 07911 720469 or email corinneconnolly@cwgsy.net.

More info on the Facebook event page.

GUERNSEY PARKRUN

Every Saturday

Get Fit for Free with Guernsey Parkrun.

9am at Pembroke for a 5km run, jog or walk. All abilities are welcome, adults and children ages 4 years and up.

Register at parkrun.org.uk/guernsey first if you want a record of your time.

Bring along your printed bar code and join in for some fun, socialise with friends and Get Fit for Free!

CHARITY LINE DANCING EVENT

Sat 27th May 2017

To raise funds for the Guernsey Branch of Parkinson’s UK. £5 on the door, Basket meals can be pre-ordered at £6.75. Dances for all – plenty of opportunities for those who have never line danced before to have a go. 7.30pm to late at the Wayside Cheer Hotel.Contact Roz 07781 403932 or Pat 249203 for more info or to order a basket meal for the eve.

GURNSEY FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

Sat 27th May 2017

10am to 12pm at St Martins Community Centre

Contact: Jo Bourgaize on 0844 887 2465.

THE BIG GEEKEND

Sat 27th and Sun 28th May 2017

Celebrate offbeat hobbies, quirky collections and under-the-radar interests at The Big
Geekend. At Guernsey Museum in Candie Gardens.
As in previous years, the Museum galleries will be populated with ‘geeks’ who have a wide variety of interests. These include individual passions ranging from collecting animé to making replica sci-fi props by hand. The Guernsey Wargames Club will be staging battles on both days and there will also be Harry Potter Geeks in residence during the weekend, onhand to answer and discuss everything Harry Potter-related. Quidditch on the terrace of Candie Gardens might be a possibility if the weather is fine.

In the Discovery Room visitors will have the chance to get up close and personal to some amazing 3D printers and a laser etcher, in activities hosted by Maker School. There will also be special activities surrounding the ‘Ancient Egypt’ timewarp for the weekend.

Visitors can watch (or take part in) various sessions during the weekend including folk singing and poetry workshops in the art gallery and a guided tour of the new exhibition, the ‘Unseen World’.

Normal Museum admission applies to the talk and this will also allow you to visit the rest of the Museum and all its attractions.
Discovery Pass holders go free. Otherwise, normal admission applies, which is:
Adults £6.50
Children £2
Children under 7 are free
Timetables will be available to download from the Guernsey Museum website or Facebook page www.museums.gov.gg

20TH COLOMBIANS FAMILY FUN DAY

Sat 27th May 2017

In aid of the Sarah Groves Foundation, The Eleanor Foundation and the Friends of PICU. Bar, BBQ, stalls, games, bouncy castles, face painting, cake sales, tug-of-war, raffle and open mic. Adults £5. 11am to 5pm at Fairfields in the Castel.

CAR TREASURE HUNT

Sat 27th May 2017

Organised by Les Capelles Methodist Church. £10 per car (up to 4 people in a car) 7pm at Capelles Community Centre. Followed by light refreshments at 9pm.

Book your car with Ken or Audrey  audjfalla@cwgsy.net

NORMANDY MARKET

Sat 27th to Mon 29th May 2017

All the old favourites-  Cashmere jumpers, Jewellery and hand bags, hats and scarves, Cold meats and pate, Cheeses, Crepes and sausages, Cider and honey, soaps and table cloths, Fruit, Biscuits, Mustards and jams. 9am until 5.30pm in the North Beach car park.

GUERNSEY POWERBOAT ASSOCIATION

Sat 27th and Sun 28th May 2017

The first event of 2017 with a parade on Saturday at 9.15am and Sunday at 9.45am at the Havelet Lower Heads course. The best places to watch are Havelet wall, Castle Pier or the Bathing Pools.

GSPCA ANIMAL WELFARE SEAFRONT SUNDAY

Sun 28th May 2017

Stalls and fun for all the family, all with an animal theme.

Fancy dress to mascot 5-a-side football, children’s games to lots of food, a fun dog show to charity stalls, entertainment and so much more.

The day starts from 10am along the St. Peter Port Seafront.

For more info about the day & to download a stall or pitch application form, go to gspca.org.gg.

GUERNSEY RACE FOR LIFE

Sun 28th May 2017

The Guernsey Race for Life 5k is this Sunday, May 28th 2017. Start time is 11am at Saumarez Park. For more information & to register, go to raceforlife.org.

PLOUGH INN CHARITY DAY

Sun 28th May 2017

In aid of Les Bourgs Hospice. Homemade cake stall, bric-a-brac tables, sale and quiz evening. From Midday at the pub on Vauvert in St Peter Port. All enquiries to Skip email ploughinn@mail.com

AUTOCROSS FUN MEETING

Sun 28th May 2017

Races include the Media Challenge, the Inter Island Race (with cars coming over from Jersey), Reverse Gear and the Big Grand Slam. 1pm start at Chouet Beach. (It’s the last meeting on Chouet Beach until September).

More details from John on 07781 430831 or email flipperville@hotmail.com.

WENDY’S MAGICAL HIDDEN GARDEN

Sun 28th May 2017

Entry £4 in aid of the Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden.

Cakes, teas and plants. 2pm to 5pm in the arden behind Trevs Motors, Le Passeur, Vale

Perry’s guide ref.7E4 246960 or info@walledgarden.gg

GSPCA TOURS

Various Dates

During the school breaks there are a series of guided tours at the GSPCA and some special tours for children. You can also book a tour for a special event or birthday.

This is your opportunity to visit behind the scenes at the Animal Shelter in St. Andrews.

The tours take around 80 minutes and you get to see in many of the departments, interact with some of the friendly residents and a variety of species

29th May, 30th May, 31st May, 1st June, 2nd June, 3rd June, 24th – 29th June 2pm each day 23rd -29th October Special Halloween Guided Tours each day £18 per child (£16 with Island Mums Card), prizes for best costumes & fun games room (children must have a guardian/parent) 28th -31st December 2pm each day guided tours

Please book your placement early to avoid disappointment.

For dates & booking info, go to gspca.org.gg or call 257261.

ANTIQUES AND COLLECTORS FAIR

Mon 29th May 2017

Entry free. Free valuations. 9.30am to 5pm at St Pierre Park Hotel, St Peter Port.

GBG TUESDAY EVENING CYCLE RIDES

Tuesday Evenings

Suitable for any age, skill and type of bike.

Now in its 15th year, these gentle family friendly rides are designed to get as many people as possible out on their bikes, enjoying the quiet Guernsey lanes.

All rides start at 7pm and last around an hour:

  • Tuesday 30th May – starting and finishing at The Last Post
  • Tuesday 6th June – starting and finishing at The Rockmount
  • Tuesday 13th June – starting at The London House & finishing at The Indian Cottage
  • Tuesday 20th June – starting and finishing at The Captains
  • Tuesday 27th June – starting and finishing at The Imperial
  • Tuesday 4th July – starting and finishing at The Longfrie
  • Tuesday 11th July – starting and finishing at The Pony
  • Tuesday 18th July – starting and finishing at Pembroke (eastern end)
  • Tuesday 25th July – the ever popular bike treasure hunt starting and finishing at The Last Post

More details by calling 07781 417489, or go to gbg.org.gg.

GUERNSEY BLIND ASSOCIATION LOW VISION DROP-IN DAY

Wed 31st May 2017

Explore the latest products and technologies for blind and partially-sighted people. 10.30am to 2.30pm at the Le Four Cabot, St Andrew. Details on 236933.

LINCOLN CATHEDRAL CONSORT

Fri 2nd June 2017

A Musical Journey through Lincolnshire’ focusing on the musical and cultural legacy of Lincolnshire, the concert will be a mix of sacred and lighter music. 7.30pm at Castel Church.  

CAN TECHNOLOGY HELP TO LEARN GUERNESIAIS (GUERNSEY FRENCH)?

Sat 3rd June 2017

Free entry. This is a really exciting opportunity for anyone interested in using technology to help people learn the language. You don’t need to be an IT expert: just come along with ideas and suggestions.  The day will be about discussing what technology we’d like and how to make it happen.  The event runs from 10am t0 6pm at the Digital Greenhouse, Market Square, St Peter Port. To find out more, visit http://www.digitalgreenhouse.gg/discover-digital/community/

For more events coming up, visit the website page here http://www.language.gg/events

FOREST FLORAL GROUP OPEN GARDEN

Sun 4th June 2017

Proceeds to Forest Floral Group and the Little Chapel Restoration Fund. With thanks to Tony & Jenny Froome. Entry £5 including tea and cake. Children under 12 free with their refreshments £1.50. Sorry no dogs. Free car parking. 2pm to 5pm at Les Fontenelles, Rue des Fontenelles in the Forest. The road is one-way from Le Gouffre end.

SINGING FOR LUNG HEALTH

Tue 6th and Tue 20th June 2017

Improve your breathing & have fun! Adult singing session (around 45 minutes) for people with respiratory problems. Songs taught by ear in a relaxed environment – no need to read music and no previous experience of singing necessary. With Respiratory Physiotherapist Hannah Lord and singing professional Samantha Nichols.

10.30am at Styx opposite Longfrie Surgery, St Peters.

Call 07781 137482 for more info or just turn up on the day. Styx  is a non-profit community building and request a voluntary £5.00 donation per session.

COFFEE AND CHAT

Various Wednesdays

7th June, 2nd July & 2nd August 2017.

9.30am to 11am at Wesley Methodist Church, Le Bouet, St Peter Port. Parking available in the church car park by the Bouet traffic lights.

GUILLE-ALLES LIBRARY READING GROUP

Wed 7th and Sat 10th June 2017

In June the Reading Group discuss ‘Japan in fiction’. Read a novel set in Japan – it can be by a Japanese or a non-Japanese author, it doesn’t matter. If you’re not sure what to pick, find some suggestions on the website, http://www.library.gg/

The meetings are at the Library on Wednesday 7 June, 7.30pm to 9.00pm and Saturday 10th June, 3.30pm to 5.00 pm. Come along to whichever is more convenient.

It’s free and you don’t need to book. For more information or to reserve a copy call 720392 or email abayfield@library.gg

CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT AT THE VENTURE INN

Thu 8th June 2017

Raising money for Channel Islands Air Search. £7.50 per person including a basket meal.

7pm start.

For entry forms & further details, call the Venture on 01481 263211.

ST ANDREWS CHURCH SUMMER FAIR

Sat 10th June 2017

St Andrew’s Church Summer Fair, 12 noon – 3:30 pm.

Being held in the Rectory Garden, with lunches in the Church Barn from 12 noon.

New gifts, home produce and cakes, jewellery, bottle stall and raffle; bouncy castle, children’s games and face painting, shanties from GU10 at 1:00pm and a Town Crier.

Afternoon tea and cakes on the lawn.

Parking available at the church and also at the old St Andrew’s Primary School. Everyone is welcome.

BAUBIGNY SCHOOLS CAR BOOT SALE

Sun 11th June 2017

£5 per pitch. Refreshments Available. 10am to 12pm. Sellers from 9.15am at St Sampsons High School. For further information please call Erin on 07839 251285 or email baubignyschoolspta@gmail.com.

GSPCA VOLUNTEER INDUCTION EVENINGS

Ongoing

All dates & time at gspca.org.gg.

GREENMAN BIKE NIGHTS

Various

Raising money for various local charities. 7pm to 9pm at the White Rock Cafe.

Wednesdays: 14th June, 12th July, 9th August & 13th September

BJÖRN AGAIN AT VALE CASTLE

Sat 17th and Sun 18th June 2017

Culture & Heritage are bringing Björn Again to Vale Castle on June 17th & 18th to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday.

Tickets can be purchased from any Guernsey Tickets venue (Guernsey Museum at Candie, Beau Sejour Leisure Centre, Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts & the Guernsey Information Centre). They’re also available online at guernseytickets.gg.

Further details can be found on Facebook: facebook.com/CultureandHeritageGSY.

FLOWER FESTIVAL

Sat 17th and Sun 18th June 2017

To celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the building of the church. Light refreshments available.  Enjoy the history of the church and the stunning displays by the Guernsey Flower Arrangers Association.

Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 12.30pm to 5pm at Guernsey United Reformed Church, Grande Rue, St Saviours.

CALLING ALL TRIUMPH OWNERS!

Sun 18th June 2017

The Classic Vehicle Show is holding its annual event at Saumarez Park on June 18th & the Guernsey Triumph Owners Club are aiming to get as many Triumphs as possible, at the show.

If you’re a Triumph owner & fancy taking yours along, you can call Colin for more details on 07781 128825 or go to gcvc.org.gg for information on the show itself.

SARNIA ARTS & CRAFTS CLUB ‘PLEIN AIR’ PAINTING COMPETITION

Tue 20th June 2017

Outdoor Painting Competition open to anyone over the age of 16. To enter – bring your chosen media (canvas/board/paper etc) to the Aquarium end of La Vallette Walk from 9.30am to 10am where it will be officially stamped and entry fees taken – £5 per Media (£3 for Sarnia Arts & Crafts Club Members). £100 cash prize!

9.30am to 4.30pm in the designated painting area, La Vallette Walk, St Peter Port (between Octopus Restaurant and the Clarence Battery)

Any number may be registered but only one entered for judging. Finished entries must be taken to St Martin’s Community Centre on the same day between 4.45pm to 5.30pm.  For full details of how to enter including a copy of the rules please visit http://www.sarniaartsandcraftsclub.co.uk/ or the club’s Facebook page or contact Liz  on 725004.

CHAOS WEEKEND

Fri 23rd to Sun 25th June 2017

Chaos is back for the lucky 13th consecutive year. The formula remains the same, Bikes, Bands and Beer mixed in with a whole load of fun for everyone on a beautiful site at Pleinmont. All styles of music from local, national and international bands, bike show with cash prizes and trophies, kids entertainment, Tattoo Competitions, Strongman and Lady competitions, 24 hour food and free camping with your entry. Details and tickets at www.chaosevents.com

SATURDAY DROP IN

Various Saturdays

24th June & 22nd July 2017.

10.30am to 1pm at Wesley Methodist Church, Le Bouet, St Peter Port. Parking available in the church car park by the Bouet traffic lights.

GUERNSEY CONCERT BRASS – SUMMER NIGHTS AT ST STEPHEN’S CHURCH

Tue 11th July, Tue 18th July & Tue 8th August 2017

Informal concerts from the junior band of the island, known as Guernsey Concert Brass.

A variety of music for everyone. £5 on the door. Parking at Ladies College until 9pm.

7.30pm to 8.30pm at St Stephen’s Church.

SARNIA ARTS & CRAFTS CLUB ART EXHIBITION AT ELIZABETH COLLEGE

Fri 28th July to Sun 6th August 2017

With Exhibits from many of Guernsey’s best amateur artists and craftsmen Open daily 10am to 5pm (closes 3pm on the Sunday) Free Parking and Free Entry

For more information visit the Club’s Website: sarniaartsandcraftsclub.co.uk, the Facebook page or call Liz on 07781 148391.

DIZZY DONKEY FUNDRAISERS FAMILY FUN DAY

Sun 30th July 2017

The perfect way to kick start the summer holidays.

Come and take part in the Bear hunt – £1 to enter and all correct entries get put into a draw to win a prize. Free Bouncy Castles. Refreshment stalls and van.  DJ Donkey coming down to play some music and the Rebellion Allstars performing! Facepainting – £3. Tombola at 50p a Ticket.  Raffle at £1 a Strip. Commercial stalls. 11am to 4pm at Fairfield in the Castel. Details from Kizzy on 07911 719972.

CHRISTMAS-THEMED QUIZ

Sat 11th November 2017

Raising funds for the St Peter Port Christmas Lights. Raffle & Bar on night. Tickets £10 each to include ploughmans supper – tables of up to 6 people – cakes available for donations. Wear something Chrismassy! 6.30pm for 7.00pm start at St Martin’s Community Centre.  To book a table email: jaxr@cwgsy.net or telephone 07781 139007.

GSPCA 1960’S AND MASQUARADE BALL

Sat 11th November 2017

£60 a ticket. Tables of 8, 10 or 12. Bookings for smaller numbers on request. Drinks reception on arrival. Headlining– ‘The Day Trippers’. Other entertainment surprises.

Being held at the Farmhouse Hotel. For bookings, please call 01481 257261, or email fundraising@gspca.org.gg.

To download a poster to help promote the event please click here.

GSPCA DOG & CAT FIRST AID COURSES

Ongoing

For all dates & times, go to gspca.org.gg.

ST PETER PORT CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN THE OSA POP-UP SHOP

Mon 27th to Sat 2nd December 2017

Selling decorative bottles, ladies & gents decorative mug gifts, shell  soap dishes, sweet bags, table favours, home made Christmas crackers, chutney, jams and lots more.

Also featuring the ‘Guess the bulbs in the jar’ competition.

Tel: 07781 139007 or email jaxr@cwgsy.net for more information.