HENLOW WHAT’S ON DECEMBER 2018

HENLOW WHAT’S ON DECEMBER 20182018-11-20T15:25:58+00:00

1 December

The Signals Museum Open Day

10am-4pm

The Signals Museum at RAF Henlow is open to the public. Entry is free but official photo ID such as a driving licence, passport or over 60s Bus Pass is required to get an entry ticket from the Guardroom. See website for full information.

Web: www.rafsignalsmuseum.org.uk

 

1 December

Weekend Stories

10.30-11am

Baldock Library

Free event

Stories chosen are aimed at toddlers and preschool children.

 

1 December

Chiltern West Gallery Quire

6.30-8.30pm

St Mary’s Church, Kings Walden

Tickets £10

Performing in period costume, our singers and instrumentalists specialise in researching local music and will be playing tunes heard in and around Welwyn from 1750-1840, along with some of the Militia marches and dance tunes of the era; music that Jane Austen describes in her novels of that period.

Tel: 01438 833155

Email: scilla.cullen@dsl.pipex.com

 

1-2 December

Stotfold Art Group Winter Exhibition

10am-4pm

Roecroft Centre, Church Rd, Stotfold

Winter art exhibition and sale of cards and crafts. In conjunction with the Christmas tree festival in St Mary’s Church.

 

2 December

Lights of Life 2018

4pm

Letchworth Garden City Eagles Football Ground

Garden House Hospice Care. Remember a loved on this Christmas and dedicate a light on our Lights of Life tree.

Tel: 01462 679540

Web: www.ghhospicecare.org.uk

 

3, 10 & 17 December

Baby Rhyme Time

10.30-11am

Baldock Library

Free event – voluntary contribution of £1 per family welcomed

Baby Rhyme times are a fun half hour session of songs and rhymes suitable for babies and toddlers of all age.

 

3, 10 & 17 December

Baby Rhyme Time

10.30-11am

Letchworth Library

Free event

Baby Rhyme Times are a fun half hour session of songs and rhymes suitable for babies and toddlers of all ages.

 

3, 10 & 17 December

Café Connect

1-4pm

Arlesey Resource Centre, High Street, Arlesey

An exciting new community project in Arlesey! We want to bring the community together with a series of events chosen by YOU. Come along to Meet new people, Share your skills, Explore your interests, Learn something new, Develop your community and all with free tea, coffee and cakes! This project is delivered by Community Action Bedfordshire and NOAH Enterprise, and funded by Central Bedfordshire Council and Public Health.

Tel: Priya 07814 704203 for more info

 

3, 10, 17 & 24 December

Staplers Country Dance Club

8-10pm

St John’s Community Hall, Hitchin

Staplers is a social folk dance club. If you don’t know what that means come along one Monday evening and meet us. It’s easy to start as all the dances are walked through first then called and you don’t need to come with a partner; lots of us come on our own. We are a friendly group and you will be made very welcome. Car parking is available next to the hall.   We meet every Monday apart from Bank Holidays and the school summer holidays.

Tel. 01462 895567 or 01462 624144

Web: www.staplers.org.uk

 

3, 10 & 17 December

Branch Out Social Club for Single People

8.30-11pm

Cromwell Bar, The Sun Hotel, Hitchin

Branch Out meets every Monday night and is a medium-sized Social Club for single people. It was formed in 1995 to bring together single, divorced, widowed and separated people, aged 40 upwards, from the Herts, Beds and Bucks area, to socialise and enjoy one another’s company. The club organises regular events, such as dinners, discos, meals, parties, Sunday walks, theatre and concert visits, day and weekend trips and holidays.

Tel: Lorna 01438 233657

Web: www.branch-out.org.uk

 

4 December

Hitchin & District Probus Club

12 noon for 1pm

Priory Hotel, Hitchin

Christmas Lunch. Social club for retired and semi-retired professional and business-men which meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month for lunch. Organised visits and events throughout the year. New members welcomed.

Tel: Roger Burt 01438 351891

Email: roger@mazda20.plus.com

 

4, 11 & 18 December

Stevenage Bridge Club

7.30pm

Priory Nursery, Stanmore Road, Old Stevenage

To play Duplicate Bridge. A host system is run to find partners, if required. A wide level of ability play at the club.

Tel: Phil Cooper 07957 813434

 

5 December

Carol Concert

6.45pm

The Free Church, Norton Way, Letchworth

Adults £8, 16 and under £4

Carols by City Chorus Choir. Supported by a school Choir and Mr Speaker (Tom Donovan). Refreshments available. In aid of Garden House Hospice Care. Please telephone or see the website for further information and tickets.

Tel: 01462 679540

Web: www.ghhospicecare.org.uk

 

5, 12 & 19 December

Toddler Tales

2.15-2.45pm

Letchworth Library

Free event

Toddler Tales is a mix of lively stories and rhymes. The stories chosen are aimed at toddlers and preschool children.

 

5, 12 & 19 December

Vivace Choir

7.30-9.30pm

Edgeworth House, 121 High Street, Arlesey

We are looking for keen singers to join our fun and friendly choir. Find out more about the choir and its concerts online.

Web: www.vivacechoir.co.uk

 

6 December

Step into the Christmas Card

11am & 2pm

Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Road, Letchworth

£7 on the door

Hosted by The Arts Society North Herts. ‘Step into the Christmas Card’, a festive talk on the symbolism and the spiritual magic of Christmas Cards by Caroline Holmes. All visitors welcome.

Email: theartssociety.nh@gmail.com

Web: www.theartscocietynorthhert.org.uk

 

6 December

North Herts Association of the National Trust

7.30pm

Christchurch, Bedford Road, Hitchin

Members & Visitors £2 on the door inc. mine pie & non-alcoholic punch

‘Travelling Theatre Christmas Readings’ – jolly, sentimental readings by Geoff Hales.

Tel: Secretary Mrs Colette House 01462 815585 or 07831 111062

Email: colettehouse@gmail.com

 

6 December

Baldock Floral Society

7.30pm

Baldock Community Centre

Visitors £8

Christmas Flower Arranging demonstration by Doug Howard entitled ‘Let the Magic Begin’. Raffle of arrangements, interval for seasonal refreshments and a sales table of flower arranging sundries and plants.

 

6, 13 & 20 December

Toddler Tales

2.15-2.45pm

Baldock Library

Free event

Toddler Tales is a mix of lively stories and rhymes. The stories chosen are aimed at toddlers and preschool children.

 

6, 13 & 20 December

Baldock Community Orchestra

7.15pm

Knights Templar School (Room CS1), Baldock

£7 per week or 10 week term £50

A friendly group of musicians. Come and give us a try, first session free!

Tel: Rachel Dawson 07818 480332

 

6, 13 & 20 December

Roundabouters Country Dance Club

8-10pm

Friends Meeting House, Cuttys Lane, Stevenage

Friendly club for English country dancing. We welcome new members, both beginners and experienced. All dances walked through; club and guest callers ensure a varied programme.

Tel: 01438 727239

Email: roundabouters@live.co.uk

Web: www.roundabouters.org.uk

 

6, 13 & 20 December

Sapphire Social Club

8.30pm

The Orange Tree, Hitchin

We are a small and friendly group for single people generally aged 50 and above. We offer a variety of social events during the month and the opportunity to meet and make new friends. Potential new members are warmly welcome to come along and meet us with no joining fee for the first two months.

Tel: Joyce 07952 678021 or Ian 07900 890583 for info

Web: www.sapphiresocialsinglesclub.co.uk

 

7 December

‘Gulls, what a Load of Rubbish!’ (Paul Roper)

7.30pm

‘The Settlement’, Nevells Road, Letchworth Garden City

RSPB Local Group members free, Visitors £3

Hitchin & Letchworth RSPB Local Group. Gulls are prolific migrants and face fascinating conservation challenges. Paul is an experienced bird ringer both in the UK and abroad and his talk covers the work of the North Thames Gull Group.

Tel: 01763249459

Email: martinrjspc@hotmail.com

 

7, 14, 21 & 28 December

Baldock Health Walk

11am

Tesco car park, 58 High Street, Baldock

Mind in Herts Health Walk every Friday. Walking is a great way to get active and get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Please check dates over the festive season.

Tel: Stephanie Flint 01438 369215

Email: stephanie.flint@mindinherts.org.uk

Web: www.mindinherts.org.uk

 

7, 14 & 21 December

Springfield House Friday Bridge Club

1.30pm

Springfield House (the home of the Old Stevenage Community Centre)

To play cut-in Chicago Bridge. Play is informal and friendly.

Tel: Richard Bean 01438 221517

 

7, 14 & 21 December

Rainmakers International Folk Dance Club

8-10pm

The Parish Hall, Broadway, Letchworth

Rainmakers is a friendly club for all. We enjoy folk dances of all styles from many countries around the world and meet most Fridays. Come on your own or with a friend.

Tel: Roger 01438 812766 or Jill 01462 457791

Web: www.rainmakers.org.uk

 

8 December

Victorian Christmas Fair

10am-2pm

British Schools Museum, 41/42 Queen Street, Hitchin

Free admission

Join us for a day of traditional festive cheer at our annual Victorian Christmas Fair. A huge range of stalls, food, fun and Christmas cheer. Perfect timing for all your Christmas gifts and stocking fillers.

Tel: 01462 420144

Web: www.britishschoolsmuseum.org.uk

 

8 December

Carols by Candlelight

3.30pm

St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Caldecote

Tickets £10

Seasonal readings, poems and stories interspersed with best-loved Christmas carols in a stunning atmosphere of the 14th century tiny former parish church. As always, mulled wine, mince pies and sausage rolls will be served in the interval. Parking and disabled access available. This is a very popular event with the later session already sold out so make sure you get your tickets as soon as possible.

Email: gillyannclarke@gmail.com for tickets

 

8 December

Tenors Unlimited Christmas Concert

7.30pm

Number one selling operatic trio Tenors Unlimited, the ‘Rat Pack of Opera’, perform a Christmas Concert with local Box of Frogs Theatre Academy (BOFTA) choir as part of their 15th anniversary tour. They are fresh from their recent chart-topping success with “Who is He?” in aid of The Salvation Army which went in at number one on the iTunes classical chart. Tenors Unlimited have performed alongside such notables as Sting, Lionel Richie, Beyoncé, Hayley Westenra, Simply Red and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to name a few.

Web: www.tenorsunlimited.com/tour

 

9 December

Santa Scamper

9am

Stevenage Town Centre

Adults £15, Children £10, Family £40

Festive community fun run for all the family. 2.5km or 5km option. Medals for all finishers. Free Santa hat with registration. Book online or call for more information. In aid of Garden House Hospice Care.

Tel: 01462 679540

Web: www.ghhospicecare.org.uk

 

9 December

Hitchin & Letchworth Local Group RSPB Trip

9.30am

We will work our way up the Lee Valley visiting RSPB Rye Meads reserve en route and finishing at Amwell, looking in particular for wintering reed bed and wetland birds such as bittern and smew. Meet at Fishers Green car park (O/S 166, TL 375 025) at 9.30am.

Tel: 01763249459

Email: martinrjspc@hotmail.com

Web: rspb.org.uk/groups/hitchinandletchworth

 

9 December

Charity Fun Quiz Night

8pm

Five Bells, Henlow Village

£2 per person

In aid of Williams Syndrome Foundation. Teams of up to 8 members are invited to take part. Cash prize for the winning team and a suitable prize for last place. Plus some ‘spot prizes’ and raffle.

Tel: John 01767 680974

Email: quizzesforcharity@outlook.com

 

11 December

Transition Tuesday: Carbon Conversations Games Night

7.30-9.30pm

Upper Hall, Mrs Howard Hall, Norton Way South, SG6 1NX

Free admission

Join us for a festive evening where we will play the ‘Carbon Conversations’ games. Will these games, themed on travel, home energy and food, help us find our New Year’s resolution? All welcome. £2 donation to help cover room hire and refreshments is welcome.

 

12 December

Letchworth Chamber Music Concert

7.45pm

Howgills Friends Meeting House, 42 South View, Letchworth

Tickets £15, under 18 & students £7

Don’t miss the next concert of the Wednesday night winter series of chamber music concerts to be held in the intimate atmosphere of the Meeting House to hear the pianist, Angela Brownridge, whose programme will include works by Beethoven (Sonata in C major, Opus No. 3), Liszt (Petrach Sonnet 104), Chopin (Studies Nos. 1, 7 and 12) and Debussy (12 Preludes, Book 2). Tickets available at the door.

Web: www.letchworthmusicclub.co.uk

 

13 December

The Art of Christmas

6.30pm for 7pm

British Schools Museum, 41/42 Queen Street, Hitchin

Tickets £8

Local artist James Willis returns with a richly-illustrated lecture following interpretations of the Christmas story through centuries of art and sculpture. Botticelli, Rubens and Gaugin are amongst the artists featured in this light-hearted look at the traditional imagery of the Christmas season. Cash bar including seasonal mulled wine. Please telephone or book online.

Tel: 01462 420144

Web: www.britishschoolsmuseum.org.uk

 

13 December

Baldock & Clothall WI

7.30pm

United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, Baldock

Visitors £3 including refreshment and raffle ticket

Facebook: www.facebook.com/baldockclothallwi

 

13 December

Stevenage Floral Art Society

7.45pm

High Street Methodist Hall

Visitors very welcome.

 

14 December

Unicorn Ceilidh

7.30-11pm

St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Baldock

Adults £10, Concessions and family tickets available

Ceilidh dances are great fun, easy to learn – and addictive! Clear instructions from the caller before and during each dance allow anyone to join in and enjoy the dancing. Our combination of the finest live bands, top callers and a bar serving local Real Ale and Cider plus wine and soft drinks guarantee an excellent, fun-filled evening for all. Tickets are available on the door but advance purchase is recommended.

Email: enquiries@unicornceilidhs.org.uk

Web: www.unicornceilidhs.org.uk

Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/unicorn-ceilidhs

 

14 & 15 December

Frosty’s Snow Day Adventure

Fri 7pm, Sat 11am, 2pm & 5.30pm

The Auditorium Theatre, St Christopher School, Letchworth

Adults £8, Children £6, Family £24

Imajica Theatre Company creating Theatre for the younger audience. Set in the enchanted Wobbly Wood this heart-warming original pantomime is filled with magical creatures ready for an adventure. As Jack Frost spreads his winter magic creating a wonderful ice-filled blanket throughout the forest a cheeky little rabbit spots the Snowman’s nose and decided to take it home for its tea! Oh what a naughty little bunny she is, but fear-not though as our beautiful Faerie Godmother steps in to save the day. Together they set off in search of a new nose and the adventure begins. This interactive production created with the younger audience in mind if filled with toe tapping parodies of pop songs and easy to follow dance routines. With beautiful sets and costume this adventure soon transports children into a magical word where anything is possible and dreams really do come true.

Web: www.ticketsource.co.uk/Imajicatheatre

 

15 & 16 December

Christmas Tree Festival

10am-4pm

The Free Church, Norton Way South, Letchworth

Free admission

Carols, live music and refreshments. All proceeds to Garden House Hospice Care.

Tel: 01462 679540

Web: www.ghhospicecare.org.uk

 

18 December

Stevenage RSPB Local Group

7.30pm

The Friends Meeting House, Cutty’s Lane, Stevenage

RSPB Members & Visitors £1, Under 16s 50p

Join us for our Christmas Social evening and enjoy an included buffet supper, games, quizzes and a slide show featuring members photographs.

 

2 January

North Herts Association of the National Trust

7.30pm

Christchurch, Bedford Road, Hitchin

Visitors £2 on the door

‘Realising a Dream – a trip to the Galapagos Islands’ by Stephen Marshall, a committee member of Royston & Saffron Walden NHANT. Non-members welcome. Membership of the National Trust not necessary. Tea and coffee served during the evening. Second-hand books and homemade preserves are on sale at every meeting.

Tel: Secretary Mrs Colette House 01462 815585 or 07831 111062

Email: colettehouse@gmail.com

 

19 January

Charity Quiz Night

7.30-10pm

Hampson Park Community Centre, Hampson Park, Webb Rise, Stevenage

£5 per person

Stevenage Plus Social Club 40th Anniversary. Individuals and teams welcome. Over 18s only. Fish, sausage or veggie burger & chips £7 per person – bookable in advance. Bring your own drinks. Raffle. All profits to local charity Supported Activities for all.

Tel: 01438 231550

Email: welcome@stevenage.plus

 

 

Hitchin & Surrounding Areas – Fun & Social Stuff

A Social Group based in Hitchin, but also aimed at the surrounding areas. The groups arranges drinks, socials, going to Live Music events, charity events, Pub Quizzes, etc.. The aim of the group is to enable a variety of people who are over 18 years old (with no upper age limit) to get to know each other in a social and friendly setting whilst also enjoying a variety of events & activities.

Web: www.meetup.com/meetup-group-HVrvZZiQ