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In Brief
Newport Pagnell Carnival
Forget Santa – Carnival is Coming to Town! We really hope you get a diary for Christmas because Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July 2017 you’ve got a date with the Newport Pagnell Carnival.
Set to be bigger and better than ever, we’ll be celebrating 30(!) years of the Classic and Vintage Car Parade and Show with some extra special going-ons; all to be announced over the next eight months.
So write it in your diary, tie a knot in your hankie and key it into your PDA – Carnival is coming to town!
Charity Slippers
The Factory Shoe Shop in Stanley Court, Olney, has got a range of slippers and with every pair purchased £2 will be donated to charity to help fight cancer. There are a range of styles to suit every taste and they are all priced at £19.99. They’ll make an ideal present for a loved one this Christmas or you could even buy yourself an early Christmas present.
Pokémon Go
The newest gaming phenomenon to hit the streets is Pokémon Go, which has people of all ages trying to improve their menagerie of Pokémon and to acquire gyms for training these illusive creatures.
But here in Newport Pagnell we have found an abundance of Pokémon sites. Yes, they love this historical town with its nooks and crannies and are lurking around every corner, if only you know where to look.
The Newport Pagnell Town Council website, has clues to find them.
We hope you have fun hunting down the best Pokémon, but do watch out as you cross roads, avoid stepping onto private property, and try not to bang into anyone else on the pavement as you circle the spot.
FoLiO Group
Thank you to all who attended the Macmillan coffee morning hosted by FoLiO (Friends of the Library in Olney) on Saturday 5th November. Together we raised an impressive £270 thanks to everyone’s amazing generosity and very tasty cakes!
It was lovely to also see so many people on the day, not least of all the expectant mums and dads who were in the centre attending their NCT Course. The ladies all said how much they enjoyed the delicious cakes and variety of decaffeinated teas and coffees on offer.
Hooked on Books Club
We would like to say a special thanks to the Cowper and Newton Museum who kindly lent us many varied culinary items. It is wonderful there is so much support between the different organisations in the Olney Community and their support enabled us to make the coffee morning a success.
Further coffee mornings ran by FoLiO will be coming in the new year, as well as a range of other exciting events and clubs. Please ask in the library for further details, or check online our facebook page or twitter account.
Operation Christmas Child
A huge thank you to everyone who took part in Operation Christmas Child – they are delighted to report that they received 375 shoeboxes, which are now being sent to the depot prior to being sent abroad. We will let you know where they’re being sent to once we know.
Cowper and Newton Society
The Committee have made some changes to the programme to help with their costs. They have now reduced their meetings to four a year. There will be no annual membership fee. Each meeting will be charged for separately. Their meetings in future will fall on the second Tuesday in the months of March, June, September and December.
Their next meeting is Tuesday 13th December at 7.30pm. This is their Christmas Party with Minced Pies and Mulled Wine. The entertainment this year is the Georgian Dancers of Amazing Grace, also carols, a raffle and a reading. The charge for this evening is £6 per person.
The March meeting will be on 9th at 7.30pm. This meeting will consist of a quiz and poetry readings. There will also be a Bring and Buy. This will be followed by the usual refreshments.
The June meeting on the 13th will be an afternoon summer tea party to be held at
Stone Barn, Olney Park. Tickets for this event will need to be purchased in advance. Details to follow later. This is by kind permission of Tony and Viv Evans.
Finally, the September meeting will be their AGM. All the evening events will commence at 7.30pm in the Olney Centre. Please note these dates in your diaries and bring along your friends. They will continue to raise money for the Museum so please support them to make this possible.
Hooked On Books
The children enjoyed an Animal themed morning which opened with favourite readings by Lydia, Ana and Rose from the authors Dick King Smith and Shel Silverstein. A video clip brought Dick King Smith to the meeting to speak about becoming an author and writing “The Sheep Pig”.
Great team work enabled the children to move from farmyard animals to those encountered on safari by completing a one metre long jigsaw puzzle, very well done everyone! The fun continued with animal stencils, colouring and story cube tales.
To conclude the exciting news of Hooked on Books club being selected as a “Star Reviewers” group by Chatterbooks, The Reading Agency, was announced and the first book distributed for the keen readers to review. Lydia and Karen thank you for attending and look forward to seeing you again on December 10th, until then, happy reading.
Scru y to Flu y
Does your dog need a shampoo and trim? Scruffy 2 Fluffy’s are now a mobile dog grooming business, so they can come to you and your pooch! Formerly ‘Fluffies’ of Lavendon, the business has been taken over by Scott Hakin. Scott is fully trained and has a wealth of experience. For more info call 07815 207 471.
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