An Important Reminder to Members of Stalbridge Garden Society
Please note that the October meeting will now be held in the Congregational Church Room. The November and December meetings will be in the Village Hall as usual - Wendy Bailey
The Society, established in 1892, meets on the second Thursday of each month in (usually) Stalbridge Hall at 7.30.pm
Why not come and join us?
We would love to see you.
Annual subscription £10.00
or just come as a visitor for £2 per evening.
Each month we have a talk by an expert
on an aspect of gardening or garden related topic.
This year’s programme included:
NATURE IN THE GARDEN
PLOT TO PLATE
BEES & BUTTERFLIES TO ATTRACT TO YOUR GARDEN
SPRING PLANT & JUMBLE SALE
ANNUAL PRODUCE & FLOWER SHOW
ALL ABOUT GRASSES
KINGCOMBE MEADOWS WILDLIFE
HERBS, MUCH MORE THAN COOKING
Alongside some of these talks we hold
season-related informal competitions.
Just come along,
or for more information please telephone:
Brian 01963 362115
or Anne 01963 362670.
SCREEN Bites, the food and film festival that started in Dorset in 2005, celebrates its Baker’s Dozen this year with 13 events.
On Thursday 19th October, the festival returns to Stalbridge Village Hall with a screening of Papadopoulos and Sons. Stephen Dillane plays the thrusting executive whose success has allowed him to turn his back on his family background. But his ambition comes to a painful halt with the banking crash, and he and his spoiled children have to rethink, with the help of Uncle Spiros (George Corraface). It’s out with the Essex mansion and in with the run down south London chippie in this delightful film.
The evening is sponsored by Dorset Blue Vinny. As usual at Screen Bites, local food producers will be offering tastings and selling their wares. They will include Nether Cerne Herbs, not listed in the programme, and Dike and Son, Alweston Jam and Chutney Empire, Chocolate Arthouse, Something Else Fishy, Dowdings Cider, Eggardon Rare Breeds, Feltham’s Farm Cheese, Hotch Potch Pies, Lavender Blue, Mere Fish Farm, The Real Cure and Oxfords Bakery.
SB’s regular food producers this year are Chococo, Thomas J Fudge, Hall and Woodhouse, Honeybuns, Olives Et Al, Palmers Ginger Beer and Purbeck Ice Cream.
Audiences are asked to book in advance, to ensure that the food producers have enough tastings on the night. To find out more visit the website or telephone 01963 32525.
Stalbridge Hall presents A Night of Comedy on Friday 27th October.
The evening features Ventriloquist Paul Dumas, Vocalist Arnold Gutbucket and Comedian Stewart Masters.
The laughs start at 8pm. There will be a bar and table seating, so bring your own nibbles to snack on with your drinks while the top trio entertain you!
Advance Tickets at £10 are available from Williams Florists in Station Road, Stalbridge.
This event is in aid of The Stalbridge Hall Refurbishment fund, so there will also be a raffle. For more info Telephone Nicky on 01963 362978.
Claire Clayton brings her expert dance tuition back to Stalbridge with new cheerleading classes.
Every Tuesday at Stalbridge Village Hall
Mini's (under 8's) 5 - 5.30pm
Juniors: 5.30 - 6pm
Squad training - 5.30 - 6.45pm (by invitation only)
For more details please contact 07850591757 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stalbridge Parish are hosting a Harvest Supper and Quiz evening on Saturday 23rd September at Stalbridge Hall. 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Tickets £6 - available from Candy's in the High Street. (children 12 years and under- FREE)
Please bring your own drink and cutlery.
All proceeds to the Church of St. Mary, Stalbridge.
We are organising an Auction of Promises on Saturday 30th September in Stalbridge Hall. 7.30pm for 8pm start.
This event is in aid of Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and RP Fighting Blindness
Lots of amazing things to be won on the night including
Flights over the Blackmore Vale,Mini break near Minehead, Western riding lesson, Paintings, Beer, Afternoon tea, Panto tickets, Race tickets, Spa day, Tractor Ted goodies, Signed Wurzels CD, Signed Martin Clunes DVD, Hampers, Signed Jenson Button photo.
Plus tickets to attractions including
London Eye, London Dungeon, Madame Tussauds, Paultons Park, The Tank Museum, The Big Sheep, The Milky Way, Kingston Maurward Animal Park And more
On the night promises will be auctioned off by Simon Whaley of Southern Counties Auctioneers. Tickets are £7.50 and include an entrance drink, ploughmans supper & catalogue. A bar will be available on the night. Tickets available on 01963 362351
If you'd like to donate a promise then please get In touch.
The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance is a vital service within our rural community. The Air Ambulance's operational cost each year is £2 million and each mission £2500. These costs can only be met with the help of fundraising.
RP Fighting Blindness is charity dedicated to funding research into a cure or treatment for Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). RP is a degenerative eye condition that causes night blindness, loss of peripheral vision and can lead to tunnel vision and blindness. At present there is no cure or treatment but research and trials are being carried out and getting closer to being able to help sufferers.
STALBRIDGE GARDEN SOCIETY
ANNUAL PRODUCE AND FLOWER SHOW
Saturday 19th August 2017
To be opened by
from Castle Gardens
Doors open at 2.30pm Stalbridge Hall
Prize Giving at 4.00pm, followed by the Raffle
Admission: Adults 50p, children under 16 free
Schedule of Classes & Entry Forms available from local shops, P.O. & garage.
Closing date for entries is WEDNESDAY 16TH AUGUST
Unlock your imagination and join Anne for an afternoon of fun at Stalbridge Village Hall on Saturday 1st July. The fun starts at 4pm. Continues into the evening with a race night. All in aid of THE ANNE HARRIS CHILDREN'S FUND, supporting local Children's groups within the area. Tickets available from Candy's Newsagents, Gray's Gift Shop and Post office (all in Stalbridge) for the afternoon and the race night.
Stalbridge Hall Management Committee Trustees Report 2017 Reg. Charity No 301177
The Annual General Meeting of the Committee was held on 23rd May 2017 at 7.30pm
Objectives of the Charity:
For the purpose of a village hall for use of the inhabitants of Stalbridge and neighbourhood without distinction of sex or of political, religious or other opinions and in particular for use for meetings, lectures and classes and for other forms of recreation and leisure time occupation with the objective of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants.
Area of benefit: Stalbridge and Neighbourhood
Maintenance and updating has continued through the year. The kitchen has been redecorated and we have purchased 10 new folding tables to replace ones damaged, we have also purchased a freezer and up to date computer. The final part of the electrical upgrade work to comply with regulations has now been completed with other minor repairs. The marking out of the car park has now organized parking spaces to its maximum. We have now paid off most of the water bill occurred with an undiagnosed leak.
The Hall now provides free broadband for all its users.
Future improvements for the next year are revamping the toilets, providing a baby changing area, replacing some of the stage curtains and building more storage areas. The main hall, lounge area and passage way will soon be redecorated and some of the internal doors replaced.
Fund raising to help with these projects has continued this with a healthy return of over £10,000. The Trustees have had tremendous help from members and friends, Thanks to everyone
On the financial front the trustees have decided to keep a reserve amount of £4,000 on deposit to cover unexpected expences, this year general income over general expenditure has risen £1,000 due mainly to our increase of letting charges, although there has been a reasonable increase in total lettings.
On Saturday 20th May The Church of St. Mary in Stalbridge held their Springfest event. Here are some of the photos taken at this extremely enjoyable and successful event.
We know the weather is looking a bit hit and miss for the weekend at the moment, but Springfest Has got it covered! The weather forecast is currently showing "occasional showers" for Saturday, with sun inbetween, so fingers crossed everyone for a bright, sunny day!
Just in case it isn't so fine we have the use of Stalbridge Hall, so whatever the weather...
Come to SpringFest !
Saturday 20th May, 12.30 to 4.30
outside or inside Stalbridge Hall...(or both!)
A Fun, Family Festival, packed with attractions for young and old.
Donkey Rides - Sumo Suits (for childen and adults) - Pimms Tent - Barbecue - Open Bar - Cream Teas - Bouncy Castle - Football Penalty Shoot Out - Vintage Jet Aircraft Cockpit - Grandads Jazz Band - Glitter Tatoos - The Stalbridge SIngers - Prize Raffle - Ice Creams - Face Painting - Art Exhibition - Pete and His Young Guitarists and lots more! All brought to you by St. Mary's Church in Stalbridge, with Games and Competitions for all ages and Prizes to be won!
Greetings Folks, On Saturday 6th May (for 7:30pm start) there will be a "Call My Bluff" Stalbridge Players Social Evening at Stalbridge Hall. There will be a raffle in aid of the Hall and a collection in aid of the Weldmar Hospice. Bring your own food and drink. All members of the Players, friends, family and supporters are welcome. Please let Colin Butt or Jackie Newall know if you are coming so they have an idea of numbers. See you all there! Stuart.
SATURDAY 20TH MAY
8pm till 12 at STALBRIDGE HALL
£5 per ticket
Tickets available from Candy's Newsagents
[ All proceeds go towards new Outdoor Play Equipment for Stalbridge Primary School ]
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Q. Who runs the best quiz nights around here?
A. Stalbridge Hall
Q. Why is that?
A. Because the quiz is run by enthusiastic and entertaining volunteers, the quizes are always varied, the atmosphere is always fun and friendly, and when they serve food as part of the evening it is always delicious.
Sat 20th May 2017
12.30pm to 4.30pm
at Stalbridge Hall
Grandads Jazz Band
Football Penalty Shoot Out
Vintage Aircraft Cockpit