Community Groups In Milton

The WI

the WIAlthough this year has not quite ended, it may be time to think about the new one to come. How about joining Sutton Courtenay’s fun and friendly WI, make it one of your New Year’s resolutions!

 

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Village Hall at 7.30pm
Come along to our 17 January meeting, we will be having a demonstration and talk on how to stay fit and heathy. I’m sure we will need that after the Christmas festivities!

 

A voice coach will be showing us how to tune up our vocal cords on the 21 February.
On the 21 March, you will find us Swishing. If you’re not sure what that is come along and find out, we will be very pleased to welcome you.
Denman the WI’s amazing education facility holds many day and residential courses for you to learn an exciting new skill or craft.
Laughter is the best medicine and you will get lots of that with us at SC WI!
If you would like any information, please call Sally on 848924

 

Tina Wade

Milton Book Group

Milton Book Group meets about once a month and we are always open to new members. Our next meeting will take place at 8pm on Tuesday 17 January. We will be discussing "My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises" by Fredrik Backman- if you're interested in joining please let us know - and don't worry if you've not had a chance to read the book, it's not compulsory! Alternatively, or if you would like more information about the group, please contact Rebecca Thomas - 01235 833731, 07717 693724 or becca.ebdon@gmail.com

 

The group reads a wide range of fiction - recent past reads include "Shantaram" (Gregory David Roberts), "Left of the Bang" (Claire Lowdon), "Sweet Caress" (William Boyd) and "The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend" (Katarina Bivald).

 

Books and DVDs at St Blaise
If you are looking for something new to read or watch, St Blaise Church is the place to go. There is a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles - and now some DVDs too - available to borrow, swap or buy. The church is open every day from 9am to 4pm. The books are split into fiction, non-fiction and children's title and are clearly labelled. Donations of books and DVDs are always welcome.

The WI

the WIThe leaves are turning and Autumn has well and truly started. Only a couple of months left of this year, where has it gone!

 

Have you visited Sutton Courtenay WI yet? No, well let’s make November the month you come and join our friendly group. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. 7.30pm in Sutton Courtenay Village Hall. First meeting is free. You will be made very welcome by all our lovely ladies.

 

Our speaker for the 15 November meeting will be Ann Sharman who will be giving us lots of ideas for making homemade Christmas decorations.

 

On the subject of Christmas, SC WI have a trip to Stratford Upon Avon Christmas Market on Thursday 24 November. Everyone is welcome, friends, hubbies even! Lots of stalls and lovely shops to start or complete your festive shopping. To book and for more info please get in touch with Margaret on 847472
Price for your coach travel is £15 and will pick up from Sutton Courtenay

 

The 20 December is the date for our December meeting which will be our Christmas party, hopefully Father Christmas will have time to visit us!
Lots going on in 2017 too, with a voice coach and swishing to start us off.

The WI

the WIA fabulous time was had by all at our summer garden party. Big thanks to Doreen for letting us use her beautiful garden and to everyone who helped out and came along. We had a yummy BBQ cooked by Fred and even a visit from the 'Queen'! The weather was very kind to us too. A perfect day.

 

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 18 October - Oxford In Film with speaker Alistair Lock.
With Christmas not too far away our November meeting will be looking at Christmas crafts with Ann Sharman. You can never have enough decorations at Christmas! Date for your diary - 15 November.

 

Come on down and join us, first meeting is free and "We would love to see some more new faces. Our meetings are held in Sutton Courtenay village hall at 7.30pm on the 3rd Tuesday of every month". There's a raffle to help raise funds for our chosen charity and always time for tea, coffee and cake too.
WI is not old and stuffy, it's open to new things, ideas and above all fun, friendship and a good old laugh!

The WI

the WISutton Courtenay WI would love to welcome new members to our very friendly group. Come and share your ideas on new things we can get up to! Its not all "Jam and Jerusalem", in fact I’ve been with SCWI for 6 months and not seen one jar of jam!

 

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm in the village hall. If you would like more information call Sally on 01235 848924.

 

We also have a lunch a month, usually on a Thursday, where we go to a local pub or resturant. Our next meeting will be in September and our speaker will be Jane Fletcher and her talk will be about Original Life Sayings. On the 15 November we will be having Christmas Crafts with Ann Sharman

Milton Matters

As reported in an earlier issue, Martin Woodgett is ‘retiring’ from his involvement in Milton Matters next year. We are also experiencing problems with the printer which was bought as a refurbished machine nine years ago. Thames Valley Copiers can no longer get the spare parts so will be doing their best to keep it going until we decide what to do.

 

We have a few options but the main one is – who will take over the printing from Martin, and where will it be housed? – it is currently in Martin’s garage.

 

If anyone is interested, please let Helen Glazebrook know.
We are in the process of getting quotes for
(a) a new machine, either black and white or colour
(b) a refurbished machine, either black and white or colour
(c) for it to be printed by a specialist printer.

 

We do have the opportunity, if we buy a new/refurbished machine to apply for a grant from the VWHDC but we will need a few more on the ‘committee’.

Martin took on most of the duties, so we will need to find the following:
Advertising Editor
Printer
Distributor
Treasurer

 

If you feel you could help with any of these jobs, please let Helen know

(email milton.matters@yahoo.co.uk). The future of Milton Matters depends on the response.

Oxfordshire Children’s Read-a-Thon

Sir Tony Baldry, Deputy Lieutenant for OxfordshireWe are delighted to announce that the Rt Honourable Sir Tony Baldry, Deputy Lieutenant for Oxfordshire, High Steward of Banbury will be our Guest of Honour and officially open this year's Read-a-Thon. Being held at Milton Manor on 17 September

 

Deputy Lieutenants help with a number of formal tasks representing Her Majesty The Queen in the County of Oxfordshire, They encourage and support the positive contributions to community life in Oxfordshire – particularly from volunteering activity of all kinds.

www.tonybaldry.co.uk/about-tony/

Milton Book Group

Milton Book Group meets about once a month and we are always open to new members. Our next meeting will take place at The Plum Pudding at 8pm on Tuesday 9th August. We will be discussing "Left of the Bang" by Claire Lowdon - if you're interested in joining please let us know or feel free to just turn up - and don't worry if you've not had a chance to read the book, it's not compulsory!

 

Alternatively, or if you would like more information about the group, please contact Rebecca Thomas - 01235 833731 - 07717 693724 or becca.ebdon@gmail.com

 

The group reads a wide range of fiction - recent past reads include "The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend" (Katarina Bivald) "A House for Mr Biswas" (V.S. Naipaul), "I am Pilgrim" (Terry Hayes) and "The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman" (Mamen Sanchez).

 

Books and DVDs at St Blaise

 

If you are looking for something new to read or watch, St Blaise Church is the place to go. There are wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles - and now some DVDs too - available to borrow, swap or buy. The church is open every day from 9.00am to 4.00pm. The books are split into fiction, non-fiction and children's title and are clearly labelled. Donations of books and DVDs are always welcome.

The WI

the WIOur next meeting is on Tuesday 19 July. Why not come along and bring a friend, your mum or daughter, even all three! The talk by Julia Miles is called Ragbag and Cocktail. Original Life Sayings is our talk on 20 September by Jane Fletcher.

 

Why not join us for a cuppa and a lovely slice of homemade cake. We will be pleased to welcome you to our very friendly group. The first meeting is free and is always on the third Tuesday of the month.
For more information, call Sally on 01235 847472.

 

Further dates for your diary are:
An Annual Science lecture at Didcot Civic Hall on Monday 6 September 7 – 9.30pm.
Pickleball Event at Abingdon Tennis Centre on Monday 12 September
An evening with Dr Phil Hammond at Oxford Town Hall on Monday 24 October.