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BISHOP BEVERIDGE CLUB NEWS. A number of members had an interesting and informative guided visit to the new Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Services Centre at Birstall. We hope to be inviting a Community Fire Safety Officer to talk to us at one of our coffee morning in the future. The March Monday Movie on 19 March is ‘The Zookeepers Wife’.   Tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.  Starts at 2pm, doors open at 1.30pm.  £4 members, £4.50 visitors, the cost includes tea and cake.  Our April film will be ‘Victoria & Abdul’ on Monday 16th.  The IT session continues weekly at our Thursday Coffee Morning and is held by volunteers from the Library as an outreach service, is free to use, and aimed to assist anyone with queries about the internet and obtaining advice on how to make your money go further by seeing how much you can save using comparison sites for energy, insurance and other queries.  Please come along and support them.  You do not need to own a computer, or any other device such as a tablet but if you do, help is at hand.  We are open between 9.30 – 11am. We still have few places left for another Glass Art Workshop on Wednesday, 14 March at 2pm.  Subject is Easter and Springtime. Cost is £12 for the afternoon, and added to this is the item you choose to make, which start at £5.  The booking form is on the notice board or call Joyce 414519 to book now.  Items are taken away to be fired and returned to the Club for collection in time for Easter. Members first but others welcome. The March coach trip next Tuesday, 13 March and is to Melton Market for 2 hours then to the Belvoir Brewery at Old Dalby for a two course lunch and a guided tour of the brewery.  The cost is £28 members and £30 for visitors. There is a choice of menu to be decided beforehand. Details from Joyce 414519, 07711 828 336. The booking form is in club, at 22 South Street.  Along with a poster giving full details. We will leave Sileby at 9.30am, Barrow stops shortly afterwards. Payment must be made with booking, last date today Wednesday, 7 March. We are having a Beetle Drive on Wednesday, 28 March, starting at 2.45pm.  Details later.

SILVER SPORTS AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH. Join us for table tennis, carpet bowls and other indoor games every Friday from 10am – 12 noon in the Gap. This group runs during term time and most school holidays.

BISHOP BEVERIDGE IT SERVICE.  Barrow Library outreach IT service is at the Bishop Beveridge Club each Thursday morning between 9.30am – 11am.  A number of volunteers attend to assist anyone with a need to explore ways to reduce their energy, insurance or other bills.  Also to help with any internet queries and if you have a mobile device such as a tablet or laptop, just bring it along to see if they can help with any problems. All are welcome and it is a free service. Coffee and biscuits are available at a cost of 50p when you are there.

MOTHERS UNION. Barrow Mothers Union is meeting on Wednesday, 7 March in the Trinity rooms at 2:30pm with Mrs Wendy Nye, who will be speaking on Her Box of Memories.

WOMEN'S INSTITUTE. The Barrow W I is meeting on Wednesday, 7, March in the conservative club assembly rooms at 7:30pm.

GET CRAFTY. Come along and Get Crafty at Barrow Community Library, on Friday, 9 March  from 1:30pm – 3pm.  A weekly group for knitters, stitchers, crocheteers and other crafters of all ability levels.  £1 donation suggested towards library funds. Refreshments available.

LUNCHEON CLUB. On Friday, 9 March, the Baptist church has their luncheon club at 12:30 pm.

BARROW PANTO GROUP PRESENTS DICK WHITTINGTON. Here’s a chance to brighten up your grey March days with a visit to Barrow’s family panto on Friday, 9 and Saturday, 10 March. With usual verve and humour, Barrow Panto Group will bring all the traditions of pantomime to your doorstep. Expect slapstick, romance, gorgeous costumes, song and dance and a chance to interact….oh yes you do. You have to come to find out who is the Dame!! The show will be at Humphrey Perkins Community Centre, Cotes Road, Barrow, LE12 8JU starting at 7pm or 2pm for the Saturday matinee performance. Tickets will cost £8 and £6 (concessions) with a family ticket for 4 at £24. You can buy them on line (card or Paypal) from www.busca.org.uk or from The Paper Shop or Barrow library or by phoning 07718153117.

TOUR AND LUNCH AT BELVOIR BREWERY. The March coach trip organised by the Bishop Beveridge Club is on Tuesday 13 March and will be Melton Market for 2 hours then to the Belvoir Brewery at Old Dalby for a two course lunch and a guided tour of the brewery.  The cost is £28 members and £30 for visitors. There is a choice of menu to be decided beforehand. Details from Joyce telephone (01509) 414519, the booking form will be on the notice board in the club, at 22 South Street.  Along with a poster giving full details. Please note payment with booking please.  All welcome to join us.  Leaves Sileby at 9.30pm, Barrow stops shortly afterwards.

GLASS ART WORKSHOP. The Bishop Beveridge still have few places left for another Glass Art Workshop next Wednesday, 14 March at 2pm.  Subject is Easter and Springtime. Cost is £12 for the afternoon, and added to this is the item you choose to make, which start at £5.  The booking form is on the notice board or call Joyce 414519 to book now.  Items are taken away to be fired and returned to the Club for collection in time for Easter. Members first but others welcome.

THE 1000 YEAR SHOW: 1066-2066 IN MUSIC AND SONG. Comedian Anthony King brings history, comedy and song to Barrow on Friday, March 16 at Humphrey Perkins Community Centre, Cotes Road, Barrow LE12 8JU starting at 7.30pm.  Tickets: on the door: £10, £9 (concessions), £6 (students) or bought in advance: £9, £8 and £5. Available from Barrow Paper Shop, library, online from www.busca.org.uk or phone the box office on 07718153117. His theme: bringing historical events alive along a timeline from 1066 to 2066. Even the present and the future don't escape in this full length show covering themes such as Richard III, Lady Jane Grey, The Great Fire, Agincourt and including a heavy slice of 'famous Leicester'. Read along with the timeline song 'kings and queens' and count the mistakes in the Magna Carta song.  Review from Derby said "Brilliant songs, very clear speech and beautiful music. A lovely, fun way through history".

MONDAY MOVIE. The March Monday Movie at the Bishop Beveridge Club, 22 South Street, on 19 March is ‘The Zookeepers Wife’.   Tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.  Starts at 2pm, doors open at 1.30pm.  £4 members, £4.50 visitors, the cost includes tea and cake.  All very welcome.

GARDENING CLUB. A garden is not just about flowers but bark, berries and leaf as well!!  If you would like to know more about texture in your garden and how to extend the interest through all the seasons then come and be inspired on Wednesday, March 21 at 7.30pm in the Gap at the back of the Barrow upon Soar Baptist Church in Beveridge Street. We are pleased that Stephen Lovell is visiting the gardening club to talk about just how we can achieve this.  He will also include cultural tips on pruning, design via plant combinations and places to visit for textural inspiration.  Stephen has promised that there will be the odd flower in his presentation.  It sounds as though it will be a very interesting evening and something to look forward to.  Everybody is very welcome, guests and visitors on the night just £3. 

BARROW UPON SOAR TWINNING ASSOCIATION QUIZ. Back by the and popular demand the Twinning Association are holding another fun-filled Quiz on Friday, 23 March at the Bishop Beveridge Club, starting at 7.30pm. It is always a very good evening.  The tickets are just £8 which includes a scrumptious supper but you need to provide your own drinks.  Further information and tickets from Jim Fuller on 01509 415226.  

PLANT OFF! Instead of the Great British Bake Off, Barrow upon Soar are having a Plant Off!!  This will be another fun fund raising event from Barrow Open Gardens for Rainbows Children's Hospice.  It is just a free challenge for anybody and everybody to plant up a garden - in a hat, boat, bag, drawer, canoe, bicycle, boot, toy, teapot, wheelbarrow..........Anything at all, just let your imagination run wild.  It can be anything, as long as there is at least one living plant in the pot, you just need to  'have a go'.  Instead of a star baker, we will have a star planter.  It will be fun for all the family with a bear hunt, scrumptious cakes and coffee, plants and bulbs for sale, artisan bread, jams and pickles, local art and a raffle and much much more. It is in the Gap and Car Park in the Baptist Church in Beveridge Street and is going to be on Saturday, 24 March from 12pm to 4pm.  It is bonkers but it will be good fun.  Everybody welcome.  More information from Lin Webb 01509 620285.

COACH TRIP TO HARROGATE SPRING FLOWER SHOW. Coach Trip to Harrogate Spring Flower Show on Thursday, 26 April 2018. Cost £35 to cover coach and entrance to the show. The coach will leave from Three Crowns at 9am prompt, returning at 6.30pm approx. Contact:- Tilly Yates 01509 413085 for more information or to book seats.

 

 

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Last Updated. 04-March-2018 By Jane