CHARITY BIKER CALENDAR

2019

The Mefi Ous Maidens are back! Another one of their biker calendars has been made & is on sale now to raise funds for the Helping Jonah, Helping Others charity.

The calendars are available in most local garages & other vehicle related outlets, for £10. Vistas & CJ’s also have them.

More info & updates on the Helping Jonah Facebook page.

NATIONAL TRUST OF GUERNSEY CHRISTMAS SHOP

Until Fri 21st Dec 2018

At the Museum, Saumarez Park.

Evoking memories of a traditional Christmas with a wide stock of wooden Christmas toys, classic stocking fillers and time-honoured family games.

Enjoy complimentary mince pies and mulled-wine on Festive Friday!

  • Sunday 16th Dec: 11am to 3pm.
  • Monday 17th Dec: 4pm to 8pm (a special Christmas Courtyard Market).
  • Tuesday 18th – Friday 21st Dec: 10am to 4.30pm.

CANDIE CHRISTMAS

Every Sunday in December till the 23rd

Festive fun for all ages at Candie. A packed programme of seasonal things to see and do.

The Museum is open between 10am and 4pm and Santa’s Grotto is open between 11am and 3pm.

More details at museums.gov.gg.

ISLAND COACHWAYS CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TOURS

Sun 16th & Wed 19th Dec 2018

Starting from the Liberation Monument in town at 6pm.

The two hour tour will take you around Guernsey to see the Christmas Lights, including the Bridge and Town. There’ll be photo opportunities along the way.

A great chance to see the island, share the Christmas spirit and raise money for the St. Peter Port Christmas Lights.

More details & booking details at icw.gg.

CANDLELIGHT CAROL SERVICE

Sun 16th December 2018

5pm at Spurgeon Baptist Church, North Clifton, St Peter Port.

EVENING CAROL SERVICE

Sun 16th Dec 2018

Cobo Mission & Festiva Choir invite you to their special evening carol service. Free entry & plenty of parking at the Mission.

6.30pm start.

More details from Roy on 263930.

QUEUX MANOR CHRISTMAS

Sun 16th Dec 2018

At Queux Manor, Le Preel Road in the Castel from 4 till 6pm.

Parking at Les Beaucamp School.

Lots of Christmas fun including a guest appearance from singer Aindre Reece-Sheerin.

  • Balloon modelling.
  • Walk and talk with Father Christmas as you admire the Christmas Lights.
  • Mulled wine, mince pies, sausage rolls, teas/coffees and sweets.

All welcome.

STYX CENTRE WEEKLY EVENTS

Mondays & Thursdays

Mondays
Fitsteps with Ros Keenor
9.30 till 10.30am

Thursdays
Qigong with Rick Fletcher
10 till 11am

Contact Styx Centre on 01481 267319 with any enquiries, or email styxcentre@cwgsy.net.

GUERNSEY CLUB DE PETANQUE

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

Want to try another sport? Ever wondered what Petanque is?

There’s a thriving club which meets every Monday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon at 2pm or on a Wednesday evening starting at 7.30pm. There are indoor and outdoor facilities. Its a very social atmosphere, good exercise and enjoyable and anyone 16 and older is welcome to come and try.

For more information please call 07781 155396 or 252270.

DECEMBER AT THE OSA POP-UP SHOP IN SMITH STREET

December 2018

17th – 22nd December: Geraldine and Suzy selling homemade candles and other crafts for Headway.

24th – 29th December: Shop closed.

For future dates, go to osa.gg/pop-up-shop.

OPEN MIC POETRY EVENING

Mon 17th Dec 2018

If you’d like to read then simply sign up on the night.

There’s live music from James Dumbleton, singing some carols in Guernsey-French.

8pm start at the Grange Lodge Hotel.

NATIONAL TRUST OF GUERNSEY – CHRISTMAS COURTYARD MARKET

Mon 17th Dec 2018

Enjoy the sounds and smells of a traditional Christmas in special surroundings, and pick up some gifts for your loved ones.

Lots of stallholders and delicious festive recipes from various hot food stands.

Christmas songs with the Guernsey Glee Singers from 6pm, and enjoy a ringside hay-bale seat and watch a Punch and Judy Show.

4 till 8pm in the Museum Courtyard at Saumarez Park.

GUERNSEY MOBILITY LET’S GO GROUP

Tuesdays

The Guernsey Mobility Let’s Go Group meet every Tuesday at Beau Sejour between 1 & 2pm.

The group focus on bringing sporting activities to people with disabilities. They run solely on donations, sponsorships and volunteers.

If you’d like to volunteer, go to gmlg.org.gg to find out more.

LA NOUVELLE MARITAINE COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday mornings

10 to 12pm on Rue Maraitaine, opposite the Vale Douzaine Room.

A dedicated library room with ample parking and wi-fi access. It offers a wide selection of fiction, non-fiction, large print, audiobooks, DVDs and jigsaw puzzles.

For more information call 01481 720392 or visit library.gg.

TOWN CHURCH BELLRINGING PRACTICE

Thursdays

Just turn up and have a go, no experience needed.

7:30pm at the Town Church.

For more info, email townchurchbellringers@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page.

NOCQ ROAD CHARITY SHOP & CAFE

Thursdays

Open every Thursday, 9:30 till 11:45am.

SARNIA SWORD CLUB

Thursdays

At Beau Sejour. Musketeers club runs from 6.30 till 7.30pm for ages 9 to 14, and seniors club for ages 14 & over, is on from 7.30 till 9.30pm.

More info & news on their Facebook page.

THURSDAY SOUP BOWL

Thursdays

Two homemade soups on offer with fresh bread, cheese, tea & coffee.

12 noon till 1pm at Les Capelles Methodist Church.

All welcome.

LIVING HISTORY TOUR OF THE GUILLE-ALLÈS LIBRARY

Thu 20th Dec 2018

The tour will take in the whole building, including the new Children’s Library and areas not normally open to the public, as Mr Pitts tells stories from the Library’s long history, from its origins in the 19th Century through the Occupation to the present day.

6 till 7pm.

The tour is free, but booking is essential. Call 720392 or visit library.gg/events to book your ticket.

WEEKLY MARKET

Fridays

Craft stalls & tables of locally grown veg, baked cakes and lots more.

10-12noon at the Vale Douzaine Room.

GUERNSEY PARKRUN

Saturdays

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

Register at parkrun.org.uk/guernsey if you’d like a record of your time.

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

The event is organised entirely by volunteers. If you can help out in any way, email guernseyhelpers@parkrun.com.

MANOR MARKET

Saturdays

At St. Martins Parish Hall. All the usual favourites on offer.

9am till 12pm.

CHRISTMAS FAMILY SERVICE

Sun 23rd December 2018

10.30am at Spurgeon Baptist Church, North Clifton, St Peter Port.

CHRISTMAS DAY WALK

Tue 25th Dec 2018

‘L’Ancresse Burials & Bunkers’ with silver accredited tour guide, Andy Walker.

A tour of the common looking at ancient tombs and German bunkers. A visit to the so called Devil’s Bunker & the newly uncovered Flak bunker included. Meet at the Pembroke Bay car park by the bus stop, Perry’s ref page 6 C2.

1.30 to 3.30pm.

No charge but donations to Festung Guernsey are appreciated.

Email andrewwalker@suremail.gg for more details.

GUIDED TOURS OF THE GSPCA

Various

The GSPCA host a number of guided tours of their Animal Shelter. For a full list of dates & times, go to gspca.org.gg.

CAFE FORGET-ME-NOT

First Tuesday of the month

Café Forget-Me-Not is an Alzheimer Café for people with dementia and carers and is held on the first Tuesday of the month from 2.30 till 4.30pm. The Café is held at the Professor Shaw Centre (aka St. Martin’s Community Centre), in the Rue Maze. Afternoon tea will be served and there is no charge.

To find out more, call 01481 233700 or email michael.nicholls@alzheimers.org.uk.

READING GROUP

Wed 9th Jan 2019

Discussing short stories.

Read some short fiction and say what you think.

It’s free and no need to book. 7.30 to 9pm at the Guille-Allès Library .

For more information call Adam on 720392, email abayfield@library.gg or go to library.gg.

ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY DROP-IN

First Thursday of the month

Alzheimer’s Society hold a drop-in on the first Thursday of every month between 2.30 and 4.30pm at Rosaire Court (Housing And Care 21) in Rosaire Avenue.

The drop-in support is open to anyone with dementia, their carers and families to offer confidential, tailored support and information about local services. Please feel free to pop in anytime for a chat with a Dementia support worker.

JAZZ GALA SPECTACULAR EVENING

Sat 12th January 2019

Celebrating 40 years of the Guernsey Music Centre and raising funds for the FGMC.

Master of Ceremonies is Mr. Bob Beebe.

Performances from the Guernsey Jazz Training Orchestra, Guernsey Youth Jazz Orchestra with YCO Strings, Guernsey Jazz Orchestra and the Glenn Miller Sound of the Elastic Band.

Tickets £50 each, £500 for a table of 10 and £600 for a table of 12. Includes a 3 course dinner.

7pm start in the Dave Ferguson Hall at Beau Sejour.

Email natalie.davidson@cwgsy.net to book.

READING GROUP

Sat 12th Jan 2019

Discussing short stories.

Read some short fiction and say what you think.

It’s free and no need to book. 3.30 to 5pm at the Guille-Allès Library .

For more information call Adam on 720392, email abayfield@library.gg or go to library.gg.