Clubs/Groups/Events

QIGONG and YIN YOG WORKSHOP at ASHWELLTHORPE VILLAGE HALL – SATURDAY 8 AUGUST 2015

Some of you will know about the Qigong sessions at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall which started about three months ago and have been running on Thursday evenings between 6.00 and 7.00 p.m. . Qigong (pronounced CheeGung) is “an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention”.

The Qigong classes are taken by Karen Redfern from New Buckenham who has been a practitioner for ten years and she will be holding a workshop, along with Derek Smith, to conduct a Yin Yog and Qigong session at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall on Saturday 8 August between 10.00 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. Karen Redfern’s website is www.karenrdfern.co.uk

ASHWELLTHORPE GARDENING CLUB – LATEST NEWS

The meeting of the Gardening Club which had been pencilled in provisionally for Tuesday 12 May 2015 will NOT now take place.

So, the next important date is the Open Gardens Weekend on SATURDAY 13 AND SUNDAY 14 JUNE 2015. The “passport” tickets will cost £3.50 – valid for both days and for visiting all gardens in the programmeOpen-Gdns-poster-email – and will be available at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall.

REPORT ON ASHWELLTHORPE SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB MEMBERS in the INTERNATIONAL NORFOLK vs CANADA vs USA

Three members from the Ashwellthorpe Shuffleboard Club, which meets at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall every Wednesday evening throughout the year, took part in the first ever UK- based Shuffleboard tournament against visiting players from Canada and USA at St Andrew’s Hall in Norwich from Wednesday 29 April to Friday 1 May 2015. There were twelve players from Norfolk; nine from the Wymondham club and the three from Ashwellthorpe – Alan Dawson, Gordon and Jennifer Robbie – who won three, two and two matches respectively against their Canadian and US opponents. Two of the Wymondham Club members Roger Garwood and Martin Seaman won through to the last sixteen in the tournament.

The standard of play was amazingly good and the Canadian team included some past and present world champions. We could but look on and admire once our progress had been halted in the tournament, although the three Ashwellthorpe members did very well to win against such competition – the thinking-ahead of strategy and the subtlety of shots is something we shall have to bring to our club-nights! The shuffleoard courts were very different from the ones used in Ashwellthorpe Village Hall, being of a poly-tile construction as opposed to roll-out rubber mats we use. The Norfolk competitors found them very, very fast in comparison, whereas the Americans, in particular, found them very slow compared with the polished concrete (with beads on top) used outdoors in  Arizona.

The tournament was well-organised and a pleasure to attend and to meet the North American competitors – many of the Canadians spend the winter months in Florida where Shuffleboard is on the calendar every day; the Americans also mostly play in Florida or in Arizona. Many members of the public wandered in to St Andrew’s Hall to see what Shuffleboard was all about and the tournament was covered by Anglia TV and Mustard TV. Apparently, the Germans are expressing an interest in another UK tournament, perhaps also in Norwich. Ashwellthorpe will have to practise.

Jennifer and Gordon Robbie

Competitor Alan Dawson facing camera; Jennifer Robbie vs. American competitor

Competitor Alan Dawson facing camera; Jennifer Robbie vs. American competitor

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ASHWELLTHORPE SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB MEMBERS IN FIRST UK OPEN EVENT

Alan Dawson, Gordon and Jennifer Robbie are three members of the Ashwellthorpe Shuffleboard Club who are joining with nine others from the Wymondham group, to play against 40 top Shuffleboarders from Canada and the USA in the Norwich Open Shuffleboard Tournament  from Wednesday 29 April to Friday 1 May 2015. This is the first major UK tournament and will be held at St Andrew’s Hall in Norwich between 9.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. on those days.

The Ashwellthorpe Shuffleboarders, who started in July 2007,  play the sport at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall every Wednesday evening throughout the year(club nights at 8.00 p.m.  except for the last Wednesday in each month when a club competition is held 7.30 p.m.). The game is tactically similar to bowls or curling with each player using a cue to propel, alternately, 4 discs down the length of the court which has a triangular scoring zone at its end with the aim of scoring with your own discs but preventing your opponent from scoring. Anyone is welcome to come along to take part in the Ashwellthorpe Shuffleboard Club meetings.

The Open Tournament at St Andrew’s Hall is also open to everyone – FREE ENTRY – to watch the competition, support the local players and have a go yourself. Try it.

ASHWELLTHORPE GARDENING CLUB MEETING – MONDAY 13 APRIL 2015

Don’t forget the changed date for this month’s Gardening Club Meeting is Monday 13 April 2015 at the usual time and place – 7.30 p.m. prompt start at The Piggeries, Hall Farmhouse, The Street, Ashwellthorpe.

Tim from The Plantsman’s Preference in South Lopham (part of the Norfolk Nursery Network) will be coming to talk to the club about herbaceous perennials. “A look at some of the newer introductions and their place in the garden. Will look at new versions of Cottage Garden Favourites as well as the rare and obscure species not well known , giving ideas on planting combinations and on choosing the right plant for your garden”. The talk will last for one hour and plants will be available too.

2015 subscriptions to the Gardening Club are now due and can be paid at this meeting.

 

ASHWELLTHORPE GARDENING CLUB – CHANGE OF DATE FOR NEXT MEETING

Due to unforeseen circumstances the date of the next meeting of the Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club has had to be changed and is now to be held on MONDAY 13 APRIL at 7.30 P.M. at The Piggeries, Hall Farmhouse, 105 The Street, Ashwellthorpe. Details of the speaker will appear later.

ASHWELLTHORPE GARDENING CLUB – FEBRUARY 2015 MEETING

DON’T FORGET – TUESDAY 17 FEBRUARY at 7.30 P.M.

This is the next meeting of the Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club when Simon from Peter Beales Roses will be talking on ‘Climbing and Rambling Roses for Every Situation’. There will be plants available for purchase after the talk.

at THE PIGGERIES, HALL FARM HOUSE, 105 THE STREET, ASHWELLTHORPE

ASHWELLTHORPE GARDENING CLUB – 2015 MEETINGS

The Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club meets at The Piggeries,  Hall Farm House, 105 The Street, Ashwellthorpe, NR16 1EZ, at 7.30 p.m. every other month. The 2015 programme is:

Tuesday 17 February          Talk by Simon from Peter Beales Roses on ‘Climbing and Rambling Roses for Every Situation’

March – No Meeting

Wednesday 15 April             Meeting – subject to be announced

Tuesday 12 May                      Possible extra meeting re. Open Gardens

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June     OPEN GARDENS WEEKEN

July – No Meeting

August                                        Summer Outing – to be arranged

September – No Meeting

Wednesday 14 October        Meeting – possible Speaker

November – No Meeting

Friday 11 December               Members Christmas Party at the Piggeries

As further details become known about individual meetings, the information will be added to this site. If you wish to join the Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club, please contact Debbie de Spon at

despon@btinternet.com or on 01508 488300

 

 

WRENINGHAM & DISTRICT WOMEN’S INSTITUTE at ASHWELLTHORPE VILLAGE HALL – 2015 PROGRAMME

The Wreningham and District Women’s Institute meets at Ashwelllthorpe Village Hall on the SECOND TUESDAY of each month from 7.30 p.m. The President for 2015 is Mrs Shirley Moss of Ashwellthorpe. Please come along and see what the WI is all about and enjoy the varied programme of talks and demonstrations.

The 2015 programme is given below:

TUESDAY 13 JANUARY 2015          Tony Perry will be talking about the Wymondham-based charity ‘Star Throwers’.

Competition:          Card Depicting Christmas Presents

TUESDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2015        Bring and Buy Sale

TUESDAY 10 MARCH 2015               Mrs Jacquie Aldous will be talking about and demonstrating Flower Arranging

Competition:          Single Flower from My Garden

TUESDAY 17 MARCH 2015                The Wreningham and District WI Birthday Party

WEDNESDAY 8 APRIL 2015              The Kett Group meeting of several local WIs – not held at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall but the venue will be announced later.

TUESDAY 14 APRIL 2015                    Mrs Hazel Gillingham will be speaking about Mary Seacole, the Other Nurse of the Crimea

Competition:          First Aid Tip

TUESDAY 12 May 2015                         Resolutions which have been raised for adoption at the National Federation of Women’s Institutes’ Annual General Meeting are discussed and voted upon at this meeting. The business part of this evening will be followed by a Quiz

TUESDAY 9 JUNE 2015                        Dr Rachel Rusholme Pitcher will be talking about The Science of Sleep

Competition:          Favourite Bed-time Drink

WEDNESDAY 1 and THURSDAY 2 JULY 2015     The Royal Norfolk Show

TUESDAY 14 JULY 2015                      The Wreningham District Summer Party

TUESDAY 11 AUGUST 2015                Mrs Esme Wilson-Staniforth will be talking about Thailand and Cambodia

Competition:          Something from the Orient

TUESDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2015          Mrs Andrea Young will be giving a Pottery Demonstration

Competition:          Favourite Mug

TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER 2015              Mrs June Marriage will be speaking about Queen Victoria’s Grand-daughters and Their Marriages.

Competition:          Wedding Photo

WEDNESDAY 14 OCTOBER 2015       The Kett Group meeting of several local WIs – not held at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall but the venue will be announced later.

TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2015            Annual General Meeting of the Wreningham and District Women’s Institute

TUESDAY 8 DECEMBER 2015               Christmas Party

 

WRENINGHAM and DISTRICT WOMEN’S INSTITUTE at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall

The first meeting of 2015 will be held at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall on Tuesday 13 January when a speaker will be telling everyone about the important and caring work of the Wymondham-based charity, Star Throwers. The calendar of 2015 WI events will be added to this website soon, but the monthly meetings start at 7.30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. It is a small group and new members are always made very welcome. So come along and see what you think about joining.