HENLOW WHAT’S ON JANUARY 20192018-12-28T13:15:18+00:00

2 January

North Herts Association of the National Trust


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


2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 January

Baby Rhyme Time


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.


2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 January

Toddler Tales


Letchworth Library

Free event

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


2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 January

Vivace Choir


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


3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 January

Toddler Tales


Baldock Library

Free event

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


3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 January

Baldock Community Orchestra


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


3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 January

Roundabouters Country Dance Club


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


3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 January

Stevenage Plus Social Group

8.15pm for 8.30pm

Holiday Inn Express (opposite Matalan), Stevenage

£2 – first night free

Stevenage Plus Social Group is a fun and friendly social group with members in their 30s and 40s from Stevenage, North Herts and surrounding areas. We have a varied programme of events on Thursday and Saturday evenings as well as day trips and weekends away. New members are always welcome.

Tel: 01438 231550.

Email: welcome@stevenage.plus

Web: www.stevenageplus.co.uk


3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 January

Sapphire Social Club


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


4 January

RSPB Hitchin & Letchworth Local Group


‘The Settlement’, Nevells Road, Letchworth Garden City

Local group members free, Visitors £3

‘Hen Harriers, the Inglorious 12th’ with Dr Mark Avery. Mark will update us on his campaign to ban driven grouse shooting and the ecological and economic effects it brings to the countryside.

Tel: 01763 249459

Email: martinrjspc@hotmail.com


4, 11, 18 & 25 January

Baldock Health Walk


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


4, 11, 18 & 25 January

Springfield House Friday Bridge Club


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


4, 11, 18 & 25 January

Rainmakers International Folk Dance Club


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


5 January

Weekend Stories


Baldock Library

Free event

Stories chosen are aimed at toddlers and preschool children.


6 January

Charity Fun Quiz Night


Five Bells, Henlow Village

£2 per person

In aid of Biggleswade Day Centre. Teams of up to 8 members. 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


7, 14, 21 & 28 January

Moo Music Sandy, Biggleswade & Shefford


Shefford Baptist Church

Moosical fun for your little one! Music and movement classes for 0-5 year olds so ideal for siblings of different ages. Original moosic, lots of moovement, dancing, sensory and role play. First session free.

Tel: 07981 825654

Email: Heather sandymoo@moo-music.co.uk

Web: www.moo-music.co.uk/sbs

Facebook: www.facebook.com/moomusicsandy


7, 14, 21 & 28 January

Baby Rhyme Time


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.


7, 14, 21 & 28 January

Café Connect


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


7, 14, 21 & 28 January

Staplers Country Dance Club


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


7, 14, 21 & 28 January

Branch Out Social Club for Single People


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


8 January

Transition Tuesday: How will Herts Transport Plan affect Letchworth?


Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South, Letchworth

Free admission

Find out what Herts County Council’s new Transport Plan proposes for walking, cycling, public transport and car travel. Join our discussion on what future schemes could improve Letchworth’s traffic flow and enjoyment of getting around. All welcome. £2 donation to help cover room hire and refreshments is welcome.


8, 15, 22 & 29 January

Stevenage Bridge Club


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


8 & 22 January

Hitchin & District Probus Club

12 noon for 1pm

Priory Hotel, Hitchin

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 welcome.

Tel: Roger Burt 01438 351891

Email: roger@mazda20.plus.com


9 January

Over 60s Lunch Club

12.45pm for 1pm lunch

Garden City Court, Whiteway, off Radburn Way, Letchworth Garden City


Second Wednesday of every month. Come with friends or make new friends whilst you are here. Why not stay for our afternoon quiz. Lunch will be a two course hot lunch with a soft drink. Please advise any dietary requirements when booking.   Everyone is welcome. First lunch is free. Please call on a Monday to book your place for the Wednesday.

Tel: 01462 473100

Email: garden@quantumcare.co.uk


9 January

Letchworth Chamber Music Concert

7.45 pm

Howgills Friends Meeting House, 42 South View

Tickets £15, Students & Under 18s £7

Concert by The English Piano Trio – Jane Faulkner (violin), Pal Banda (cello) and Timothy Ravenscroft (piano) – playing works by Haydn (Trio in E flat minor Hob. XV 31), Beethoven (Trio in E flat op.70 no.2) and Scxhumann (Trio in F major op.80). Tickets available on the door.

Web: www.letchworthmusicclub.co.uk


10 January

Baldock & Clothall WI


United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, Baldock

Visitors £3 including refreshment and raffle ticket

Facebook: www.facebook.com/baldockclothallwi


10 January

Stevenage Floral Art Society


High Street, Methodist Church Hall

Visitors very welcome.


15 January

Stevenage RSPB Local Group


The Friends Meeting House, Cutty’s Lane, Stevenage

RSPB Members £3, Non-members £3.50, Juniors 50p

Ian Nightingale will give a talk about his holiday to The Cevenne – Butterflies, plants and landscapes.


19 January

Charity Quiz Night


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


20 January

Hitchin & Letchworth Local Group RSPB Trip

Coach fares Adults £15.50 Under 18s £7.75

Breckland and the Thetford Forest area, along the border between Norfolk and Suffolk. We visit two Breckland reserves, with the Lackford Suffolk Wildlife Trust reserve providing (amongst other things) a good variety of water birds and Lynford hosting woodland birds including (hopefully) hawfinch. Coach Pick-up points Hitchin 7.45am; Letchworth 8.00am and Royston 8.20am. Recommended donation of £2.00 at Lackford.

Tel: 01763 249459

Email: martinrjspc@hotmail.com

Web: rspb.org.uk/groups/hitchinandletchworth


20 January

Stevenage RSPB Local Group trip to Woburn Park


Meet in the Park Street car park opposite St. Mary’s Church MK17 9PG. Map ref: 153/SP 951332 for a morning walk round the parklands, woodlands and lakes that surround Woburn Abbey. Possible sightings of Mandarin duck, Goosander, Hawfinch and woodland birds, plus plenty of deer.

Tel: Leader Graham Beevor 01438 232055


25, 26 & 27 January and 1 & 2 February

Jack & the Beanstalk

Doors/Bar open 6.45pm, curtain up 7.30pm on Fri 25, Sat 26, Fri 1 & Sat 2 and at 1.15pm/2pm on Sat 26, Sun 27 & Sat 2

Henlow Theatre, Hitchin Road, Henlow Camp

Tickets £9, Concessions £7. Family/group rates on request

Henlow Amateur Theatrical Society proudly presents their annual pantomime, ‘Jack & the Beanstalk’, a traditional family pantomime by Ben Crocker. Discover why Dame Trot’s son, Jack, sold their Daisy to a disguised Fairy for a bag of magic beans and what happened when Mr Snookums (the grumpy Giant) kidnapped the beautiful Princess. Why the nasty King Bertram needed to keep taxing the Common People till they couldn’t pay anymore and what Simple Simon, Sarge and the Goblins had to do with all this.

Tel: Tickets 01462 700785 or 07876 353677

Web: www.henlowtheatre.org.uk


26 January

Table Top Sale

10am-12 noon

St. Mary’s Church hall, Stotfold

Refreshments and raffle. For availability of tables at £5 or any further details please telephone. Proceeds for church restoration projects.

Tel: Chris Webster 01462 834108


31 January-2 February

“It’s A Panto Jim… But Not As We Know it”

7.30pm nightly & Saturday 2pm

Henlow Parish Hall

Tickets £8, £7 & £5 Concessions available for Thurs eve & Sat matinee

Henlow Village Drama Group pantomime “It’s A Panto Jim… But Not As We Know it” by Andrew Yates. Tickets are available from 3 January from Sue Moore at 80 High Street, Henlow.

Tel: Sue Moore 01462 815392



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