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Holiday activity ideas for children and families

on Sat, 26/05/2018 - 10:00am

Some web links with ideas for holiday activities for children and families (in alphabetical order):-

Let me know if you know of any more - use the 'Feedback' tab on the left.

Bank holiday waste collections 2018

on Sun, 27/05/2018 - 7:30pm

French Market, Wantage Market Place - Friday, 1st June, 9am - 5pm

on Fri, 01/06/2018 - 9:28am

Beacon Cinema - 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15) - Fri 1st June, 7.30pm

on Fri, 01/06/2018 - 7:30pm

Relax with a movie at The Beacon in Wantage.

The bar is open throughout and in the tradition of great cinema, they have an interval with hot dogs, ice cream and popcorn.

For every cinema visit to The Beacon, Wantage Loyalty Card holders can enjoy a free serving of popcorn to enjoy with the film.

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15) - Friday 1 June | 7.30pm | £5

  • Darkest Hour (PG) - Friday 8 June | 7.30pm | £5

For further details:-

Relaxing Evenings

Enjoy a relaxing trip to the movies for a blockbuster Friday evening!

All tickets cost £6

Films start at 7.30pm

Easy Mornings

Entertain the kids with a Saturday morning movie.

All tickets cost £3

Films start at 11am

Priscilla Queen of Popcorn

No trip to the cinema is complete without popcorn, made by our very own Priscilla Queen of Popcorn!

Booking

Tickets can be booked in person at Reception at The Beacon or via telephone on 01235 763456.

No booking fees

 

Restart & Repair Cafe - 1st Saturday of month (2/6), 9.30am - 12.30pm

on Sat, 02/06/2018 - 11:00am

LOCAL: Charity Auction (lots now posted) - Saturday, 2nd June at 7pm

on Sat, 02/06/2018 - 8:00pm

CHARITY AUCTION in the Griffin Memorial Hall in Sparsholt

Saturday, 2nd June, 2018.

Tickets: £10 including fish & chip supper – please let me know if you need a vegetarian option when purchasing your ticket - bring your own drink, glasses & cutlery

Auction Lots so far are listed below and on the Noticeboard in Westcot or the bus shelter in Sparsholt.

DONATIONS WELCOME

For tickets and more information, please contact Martina Wright

These are the exciting lots so far….
  • Colourful summer plants, potted up in a beautiful plant pot
  • Dog grooming session
  • 1-month gym membership
  • Photoshoot
  • Spa day for 2
  • Combination of holistic treatments
  • 4x personal training sessions
  • Dental check-up, hygienist & tooth whitening
  • Designer prescription sunglasses
  • Miele vacuum cleaner
  • Manure
  • Afternoon tea for 2 people
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone - illustrated Book
  • A bit of art in a wooden frame 74cm square
  • Adorable Squirrel doorstop
  • 30 min Massage
  • Red Wine,cheese & crackers presented on a wooden cheese board
  • Branche d'olive
  • Amazing swim suit
  • "Sparsholt Express" Train Ride - family or small group/ approx. 2 hours
  • Daisy Doo’s beautiful bows
  • Tea for two with Ed Vaizey at the House of Commons
  • Logs delivered to your home
  • Oxford theatre tickets for 2 people
  • Chocolate hamper
  • Coffee/tea and cake for two
  • Stunning orchid
  • Gold wax car valet
  • Selection of perfumes & body lotions
  • Bottle of Champagne
  • Shampoo & blow dry
  • "Lunch for Less" two-course meal for two with a bottle of house wine
  • Nail Art
  • Woodchips delivered to your door
  • Block of 5x Pilates Sessions
  • Beautiful crockery – plate plus 3x bowls
  • Pasta machine by “Jamie Oliver”
  • Chefs torch
  • Williams signed drivers poster

LOCAL: Sparsholt & Westcot Footpath Walk - Sunday, 3rd June at 11am

on Sun, 03/06/2018 - 12:00pm

Planned Sparsholt & Westcot Footpath Walks are listed below - now the 1st Sunday of each month.

Come for a coffee, followed by a walk at 11.30 - everyone welcome!

  • June 3rd - Wendy C

  • July 1st - John B

  • August 5th - TBC

  • September 2nd - TBC

  • October 7th - Caroline S

  • November 4th - Amanda B

  • December - TBC

Contact Ian on 07880 331331 or [email protected] for further details.

See also the Footpath Walkers dedicated page on this site Groups > Footpath Walkers













 

West Challow Open Gardens & Teas - Sunday, 3rd June, 2.30 – 5pm

on Sun, 03/06/2018 - 2:30pm

On Sunday 3rd June from 2.30 – 5pm West Challow will be holding a Gardens Open Sunday. 

There will be Teas at Manor Farm (OX12 9TJ). 

  • Adults £5, children free.
  • In aid of St Laurence Church.

Jazz & Pizza Evening at The Greyhound, Letcombe - Sun, 3rd June, 6.30-8.30pm

on Sun, 03/06/2018 - 7:30pm

Enjoy a delicious pizza supper or drop in for a drink and listen to some great live music at The Greyhound, Letcombe on Sunday, 3rd June, 6.30-8.30pm.

FREE ENTRY – but supper booking is strongly advised.

A graceful and charismatic jazz singer, Fleur Stevenson performs a tastefully modern take on a variety of much-loved jazz standards, latin favourites and vintage flavoured originals. Fleur will be accompanied by Pete Billington on keys.

…”Fleur Stevenson is a wonderful singer with a great musical ear and natural jazz feel…” Claire Martin OBE, jazz vocalist and BBC Radio 3 presenter

The Greyhound, Letcombe Regis (click)

Free Life Coaching Course - next on Monday, 4th June, 12-2.30pm

on Mon, 04/06/2018 - 12:00pm

Craft Night - First Tuesday (5/6), 7pm - 9.30pm

on Tue, 05/06/2018 - 8:00pm

Beginners Knitting - next on Wednesday, 6th June, 7-9pm

on Wed, 06/06/2018 - 7:00pm

White Horse Gardening Club Plant Sale - Thursday, 7th June, 6pm

on Thu, 07/06/2018 - 7:00pm

Meetings in the Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington, Faringdon, SN7 7RA

Meetings held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7.30pm, unless otherwise stated.

Membership £10 per year. Visitors £2.50 per meeting.

CLUB PROGRAMME

Thursday 7th June 6pm

  • VISIT to Shellingford Gardens. Parking at the Old Stables, Fernham Road, Shellingford SN7 7PU, courtesy of Robert and Janice Sharp. Members free. Visitors £2.50. Refreshments.

Wednesday 20th June 2.15pm & 4pm

  • VISIT to Manor Farm Garden, Frampton-on- Severn, GL2 7EP. Followed by Pan-Global Plants. www.panglobalplants.com. Members £10. Visitors £12.50. Tour & Refreshments. Numbers limited to 30.

Thursday 5th July 6.00pm

  • VISIT to Appleton Manor, Eaton Road, Appleton OX13 5LW. Members and visitors £12.50 includes tour, fizz and canapés. Numbers limited to 40.

Thursday 2nd August 2.30pm

  • VISIT to Kathy Brown’s Garden, The Manor House, Church Road, Stevingham, Bedford, MK43 7QB. Members and visitors £10 includes tour and refreshments. No limit on numbers. www.kathybrownsgarden.com

Thursday 6th September

  • Successful Fruit Growing; grow your own 5 a day.
  • By Philip Aubury, Director of Birmingham Botanic Garden (ret)

Thursday 4th October

  • Autumn Flowing Perennials. Plants for Sale.
  • By Rose Hardy, from award-winning Hardy’s Cottage Plants. www.hardysplants.co.uk

Thursday 1st November

  • Ornamental Trees. Plants for Sale.
  • By Sam Mallett from Notcutts Nursery.

Thursday 6th December

  • AGM followed by a talk on Beer and Hops with samples to savour and goods for sale.
  • By The White Horse Brewery. Seasonal refreshments. Xmas Raffle.

Further information from: Pamela Preene 01367-820251 or [email protected]

​Please do come along and bring your friends, neighbours and relatives. Membership cards will be available at this meeting - JOIN US.

To download the 2018 programme, please click link below

White Horse Gardening Club 2018 programme
Garden_Club_2018.pdf 
Adobe Acrobat document

Find out more:-

Mindfulness Course - next on Thursday, 7th June, 7-9.30pm

on Thu, 07/06/2018 - 7:00pm

LOCAL: Road closure in Westcot - 8th to 12th June, 2018

on Fri, 08/06/2018 - 10:00am


Children's Cinema - ​Early Man (U) - Sat, 9th June, 11am & 2pm (aut. fr.)

on Sat, 09/06/2018 - 11:00am

Sunday mornings at The Beacon in Wantage are reserved for the children with Movies 4 Kids shown at 11am.

Relax and enjoy snacks and a coffee whilst the whole family is entertained with an on-screen adventure.

For every cinema visit to The Beacon, Wantage Loyalty Card holders can enjoy a free serving of popcorn to enjoy with the film.

  • Early Man (PG) - Saturday 9 June | 11.00am | £3
  • Early Man (PG) - Saturday 9 June | 2pm | £3 - AUTISM FRIENDLY
For further details:-

 

Relaxing Evenings

Enjoy a relaxing trip to the movies for a blockbuster Friday evening!

All tickets cost £6

Films start at 7.30pm

 

 

Easy Mornings

Entertain the kids with a Saturday morning movie.

All tickets cost £3

Films start at 11am

 

Priscilla Queen of Popcorn

No trip to the cinema is complete without popcorn, made by our very own Priscilla Queen of Popcorn!

Booking

Tickets can be booked in person at Reception at The Beacon or via telephone on 01235 763456.

No booking fees

 

 

Pub Quiz at The Greyhound – Sunday 10th June at 8pm

on Sun, 10/06/2018 - 8:00pm

Join us for our very popular and challenging monthly quiz.

Entry is £2.00 with half going into the Jackpot Prize round and half to our nominated charity for this month: TBC.

There are prizes every round and teams of any size are allowed.

A special pre-quiz menu is served from 6:30-7:30pm, with £1 for each main course sold donated to the chosen charity. Booking is essential as places are always limited!

Save the date: the next quiz will be on TBC.

The Greyhound, Letcombe Regis (click)

Cafe Scientifique - Valuing Nature - 2nd Tues (12/6), 7.30pm

on Tue, 12/06/2018 - 8:30pm

Valuing Nature
Tuesday 12 June 2018

Does faith have a place in the laboratory? A common understanding today is that belief in God belongs to the dark ages and that the arrival of modern science, medicine and technology has rendered God irrelevant. This talk will examine the relationship between Science and God by asking these questions and others: What is the relationship between Science & God? How is it that Science is even possible? Does Science have limits? What about miracles? Do I have to stop thinking to be a person of faith?

Sharon Dirckx is an Academic Tutor at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. Originally from a scientific background she has a Ph.D. in brain imaging from the University of Cambridge and has held research positions in Switzerland, the USA and the University of Oxford.
 
Upcoming topics:
10th July: Local Hydropower 

Join us for this FREE event - doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start!

  • When: Second Tuesday of the month, doors open at 7 for 7:30pm start.
  • Where: The Beacon Cafe, Wantage, OX12 9BX
  • www.facebook.com/WantageCafeSci (click)

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

 

     

LOCAL: Parish Council Meeting - Wednesday, 13th June at 7.30pm

on Wed, 13/06/2018 - 7:30pm

SPARSHOLT PARISH COUNCIL

There will be a meeting of the Sparsholt Parish Council on Wednesday, 13th June at 7.30pm at the Griffin Memorial Hall

ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WELCOME

Open Forum, to include addresses from the public, District & County Councillors

  1. TBC.

Mrs D Lewis-Pryde, Parish Clerk

Tel: 

Wine Tasting: The Wines of Portugal - Friday, 15th June at 7.30pm

on Fri, 15/06/2018 - 8:28pm

An Evening of Wine Tasting
The Wines of Portugal
Friday 15th June | 7.30pm
Tickets: £20

Join Brian Davis the experienced wine educator for an evening of wine tasting focusing on the wines of Portugal.

“I have learnt so much about wine from Brian...fun and informative, and has given me the confidence to buy a wider range of wines and different grape varieties.”

Vanessa, East Garston

“...we have lots of fun but we also learn a lot about wine and grapes and different countries around the world. Brian knows an awful lot and it is very interesting.”

Eileen, Lambourn

 

 

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