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Ahoy there, exciting events ahead now spring is on the way!

April Blog


Spring is here and lots of exciting events are on the horizon. We have an incredibly exciting Monday night events coming up. You’re in for a treat. Do invite your neighbours and friends – a bargain at £3 for some excellent speakers and events.


We had an interesting talk on crime and punishment over the ages from April Lewis last month. April is an excellent speaker of you’d like her to speak to your group.


I trust you are all looking forward to our meeting on Monday evening in conjunction with Merstham Horticultural Society – it should be a really interesting talk on Women writers and their gardens – it will be a really interesting talk. Do book early as it will be a popular talk.


I’m really excited for our May meeting – the ghosts of Hampton Court – who doesn’t like a good ghost story? And I love Hampton Court – maybe we should do a visit there over the summer.


In June we’ll be walking to the Inn on the Pond via Spynes Mere with a possible extension to Glebe lake if conditions are dry under foot. Lifts available straight to the pub if walking that far is too much. Meet outside Canada Hall at 6.30pm if you’re walking.  


On the theme of outdoor events, there are some really good outdoor theatre events in the castle grounds in Reigate in July and August – performances include Five Children and It, A Midsummer nights dream and As you like it . I’ll check out some dates and invite you all to join in.  Bring a chair, blanket and picnic for an entertaining  afternoon/evening out.


We’re also looking to organise local theatre trips, garden visits and an interesting trip to a museum or garden in London. Suggestions so far include The London Postal Museum (we went there before lockdown -it’s great fun), the Chelsea Physick garden  and others


On local news, it’s possible our local community cinema at the Merstham hub looks likely to start soon. When I find out the first dates and films I’ll post here and on social media so members can attend. Keep an eye out for first screenings.


For book club, this months’ book is Michelle Obama’s autobiography – now available from Merstham Library.


We’re, of course, excited to have a stall at All Saints Summer fair on 9th June – this is one of the most popular events in Merstham and has lots of footfall – we’ll be there, selling jam, knits and advertising our group. Why not volunteer on the stand for a while or pop by and say hello. If you have a dog, why not enter the dog show?


Looking far, far into the distant future (am I mystic meg here or Dr Who?) we have a very lively autumn event for you to invite friends and family to – The CoHorts band will bring us an evening of fun and folk music for us to enjoy. Timing so far will be 7pm start for 7.30pm musical kick off. I’m sure there’ll be songs to join in with.  Of course there’ll be a raffle  with some great prizes – there’s always a raffle! It’s not an English event without a raffle. Bring your own dinner or snacks and alcoholic drinks please and take your empties away.   We will be selling tea, soft drink and (wait for it) the best home-made cakes in the county   Because we baked them! And we can cook amazing cakes!Please do bring a homemade cake. It should be a really fun evening that you can bring your partners, children and friends to   - book early because space is limited. We hope to make a family friendly evening autumn event annually so if you know of a good band, drama group or something you think we’ll enjoy and they don’t cost a fortune, please do suggest away.


Our usual weekly get togethers are still taking place at the hub. Crafting and coffee on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Just join in and chat. Craft not necessary.   Free tea and coffee is still being served until Surrey county council decide what they wish to do with the café space – hopefully keep it as a café, but no definite news yet I’m afraid.  


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