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Penkridge Events Diary  

Please send details of any event you would like to publicise, by email to the Webmaster (webmaster at penkridge.org.uk) or phone him on 712733.  We would suggest you do not publicise ordinary group meetings for your members, but stick to events where the general public are invited and welcome.  You could be embarrassed if half of Penkridge turn up to a Committee Meeting!  And the webmaster will be embarrassed if he ever gets a date wrong - so please tell me.  Please always check with the organisers of the events, just in case dates have changed and we haven't been informed - but we will do our best to make sure the information is accurate and up-to-date. 
We would strongly advise all Penkridge organisations to include their major events in this Diary so that others do not organise an event that may clash.


EVERY WEDNESDAY - General Auction at Market - Around 600 lots of furniture, electrical goods, ceramics, glassware, books, etc. every Wednesday at 10.30am.  Viewing Tuesday 2 to 6pm and Wednesday morning from 9am.  Entries accepted Thursdays and Fridays 9.15am to 4.30pm.   Cuttlestones of Penkridge - Tel: 714905 
ALSO EVERY WEDNESDAY, SOUTH AND STUBBS RUN AN AUCTION at 11.30 for Live Poultry (under licence by DEFRA) and also for EGGS, GRAIN and PLANTS.  
EVERY THURSDAY - Belly Dancing Lessons 7.30 to 9pm at the Methodist Hall, Penkridge. Contact Annie Day for further details on 713780
EVERY 3rd SATURDAY IN EVERY MONTH - FINE FOOD AND CRAFT MARKET at PENKRIDGE MARKET - 9am - 4pm Free Parking, All Stalls undercover.   -  Further details contact Liz Williams 714221 or www.penkridgemarkets.co.uk

PENKRIDGE LIBRARY - 01785 712916
Second and fourth Tuesday of the month - 5.30pm - 6.30pm - Friends of Penkridge Library.  Suitable for ages 18+   Free
Third Tuesday of every month - 5.30pm - 6.30pm.  Staffordshire Shakespeare - are you interested in Shakespeare's writing and life?  Why not drop in to this new monthly group.  Suitable for ages 16+.  Free - new members welcome - no need to book.
Every Wednesday 6pm and every Saturday 8am
- Penkridge & South Staffs. Runners - meet outside Library and after your run refreshments are provided at aroound 10am in the Library.  Free - new members welcome.
Every Saturday - 11.30am - 12.30pm Chess Club - all ages and abilities welcome - Free drop-in.  No need to book.
Every Saturday - 10am - 12.30pm - Star Wars X-Wing: a war gaming club for ages 12 and upwards.  Free drop-in.  No need to book.
Monthly - first Thursday of Month
- Penkridge Reading Group - Informal discussion about books chosen by the Group. Contact Library for more details 2.30pm to 3.30pm.  FREE No booking required.

Also at Penkridge Library: FREE one hour IT training, one to one with an IT Buddy, please tel: 01785 712916 to arrange a session.

CUTTLESTONES AUCTION HOUSE - GENERAL SALES - FINE ART SALES Follow us on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/cuttlestones
LAUGHTER CLUB:  New sessions with a trained Laughter Yoga teacher are starting at The Peace Memorial Hall every 2nd and 4th Monday, 8pm to 9pm.  Reduces stress and strengthens the immune system.  For all ages and abilities.  Cost is £5 per person, concessions available.  Find on FaceBook  -  www.facebook.com/Clarityiskey .
Cycling for Beginners - young and old (South Staffs Cycling Scheme) - Click here for programme and contacts. FREE - make lots of friends and have safe and healthy fun around Penkridge. 

Saturday 23 April 2016 - St. George's Day -  Many TOWN CRIERS IN THE UK, (members of the Loyal Company of Town Criers) gave A 90TH BIRTHDAY PROCLAMATION TODAY IN EACH OF THEIR TOWNS - This was Penkridge Town Criers CRY today
Throughout August during normal Library Opening Hours - Summer Reading Challenge "The Big Friendly Read".  Sign up at your local library, read six library books of your choice, collecting stickers and other rewards along the way - all FREE.  Aimed at children aged 4-11 years old.  Free.  Just drop in.
Sunday 21 August 2016 - Band Concert at Haling Dene Centre - 2 to 4pm - Burton Concert Band - Free admission - Refreshments provided by WI - Everyone welcome.
Sunday 21 August 2016 - South Staffs. Cycling Group - join them at 10am at Haling Dene Centre

Monday 22 August 2016 - Come along and have coffee and a chat at the Carers Cafe at Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge

haling dene centre

The Penkridge Café is a long established monthly event in southern Staffordshire providing support, light relief and information for Carers and the Cared for.   All carers and their cared for are invited to this excellent forum on the
last Monday of every month at the Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge, ST19 5DT from 10.30am – 1pm.
Come along for an informal chat and a coffee and meet other carers and cared for.   Remember, you are not alone.

Tuesday 23 August to Monday 24 October 2016 - Penkridge Library during normal library opening hours - J R R Tolkien in Staffordshire 1915-1918 touring exhibition - come and explore the writings, poetry and artwork that Tolkien produced during his time in Staffordshire during the First World War.  Exhibition organised by The Haywood Society, supported by Staffordshire Libraries & Museum of Cannock Chase and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund
Thursday 8 September 2016 - Reading Group - 2.30pm - 3.30pm.  Penkridge Library - read and talk about books.  Suitable for ages 16+.  Free - New members welcome.  No need to book.
 TICKETS  £8.00 to inc supper (no under 16s)
 Tickets from Val Webb  01785 713284  (no bar - bring your own) 
Sunday 11 September 2016 - South Staffs. Cycling Group - join them at 10am at Haling Dene Centre
Tuesday 13 September 2016 - Penkridge Business Association (PBA) - meeting of Members at 6.30pm at Dickens of a Tea Shoppe, Penkridge Centre.
Monday 26 September 2016 - Carers Cafe at Haling Dene Centre - 10.30am to 1pm
Tuesday 11 October 2016 - Penkridge Local History Group (Great Marsh Publications) - Haling Dene Centre 10.30am. More pictures of Penkridge from the past.   Tea/coffee and biscuits.  Regularly between 40 and 50 people turn up to our meetings, all keenly interested and knowledgeable about the history of Penkridge and its residents over the years.
Sunday 30 October 2016 - CLOCKS GO BACK 1 HOUR TONIGHT.
Monday 31 October 2016 - Carers Cafe at Haling Dene Centre - 10.30am to 1pm
Sunday 27 November 2016 - Penkridge Annual Christmas Victorian Market and Fayre - this year earlier in the day from 2pm to 8pm.  Organised by Penkridge Business Association on the Penkridge Market Site.  Contact Secretary of PBA for further information and to find out how to book a stall.   Local Charities and local Businesses are welcome.   A marvellous event is being organised and we are looking for volunteers to help us throughout the afternoon.   It is the PBA's major fund raising event of the year and the income from this event is used to help and support Voluntary projects in our community.  If you can spare some time and would like to offer your services for just an hour say, particularly to help tidy up in the evening, then please contact Matt Williams Tel: 01785 714221 - Mobile 07757 585488 or email:  admin@penkridgemarket.co.uk
Remember - EVERYBODY WHO HAS A STALL OR WHO ATTENDS THIS EVENT, MUST WEAR VICTORIAN COSTUME.  If the Town Crier sees anyone NOT in Victorian costume, he will CRY out your name to the public. "Lets keep him quiet!"  

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