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28 October 2019Weekly up date for 28/10/2019
Hope all is well! Here are our updates:
Dates for the diary:
Tues 05 Nov – 1:30 PM – Afternoon Scrabble at the village shop
Some afternoon the week of 11 Nov - a crafting party with the primary school kids to help them with items they are selling at their Christmas fayre. No crafting expertise needed, just friendly smiles and a willingness to help our local little creative minds. Details still being worked out with the school, exact date, place, and time forthcoming! Refreshments will be provided.
Weds 13 Nov – 10 AM – Coffee Morning at St. Mary’s Centre
Weds 20 Nov – 10 AM – Health Walk starting at St. Mary’s Centre
Weds 27 Nov – 10 AM – Coffee Morning at St. Mary’s Centre
Tues 03 Dec - 1:30 PM - Afternoon Scrabble at the village shop
Weds 11 Dec - 10 AM - Coffee Morning at St. Mary's Centre
Thurs 12 Dec - Timebank's Christmas Luncheon- PREPAID BOOKING REQUIRED, please (with the Timebank). Get ready to pop the Christmas crackers! Our holiday luncheon this year is at the Three Horseshoes. Price is £18.75 for a 3 course meal (starter, main, and dessert) with tea or coffee, inclusive of service charge, or £12.50 for a 2 course meal (starter OR dessert, and main) with tea or coffee, inclusive of service charge. The price reflects the fact that the portion sizes will be slightly smaller than typical a la carte items. There are a total of 30 spaces available. Reservations are on a first come basis and are secured at time of payment. We'll start taking reservations at the Weds 13 Nov coffee morning, so please don't forget to bring your payment with you if you want to make a reservation at that time.
Weds 18 Dec - 10 AM – Health Walk starting at St. Mary’s Centre.
This week's exchange opportunities:
*As one member kindly noted, wow! What a range of opportunities here- whether you want to go to the theatre, do a little bit of gardening, crafting, or give someone a lift, lots of available opportunities. Now we just need some takers! If you want more information on any item, please let me know. *
Offer: Cambridgeshire area Timebanks have been offered an opportunity for members to see a live theatre performance of The Wind in the Willows at the Junction in Cambridge, for the cost of 2 time credits per ticket.Whether this event goes forward depends on interest- if you're interested please let me know ASAP, including if you have a preference as to potential dates: Thu 12 Dec @7pm, Sat 14 Dec @11am, Mon 16 Dec @6pm, Fri 27 @7pm or Sat 28 Dec @7pm. If you don't have the time credits yourself please don't let that be a barrier, we have a solution for that, so just let me know if you're interested.
Administrative housekeeping request: If you participate in an ongoing member to member exchange that originated through the Timebank, please let me know. It's key to whether the Timebank's liability coverage extends to you, and also important for measuring our Timebank's activity. Thank you!
Request: Cakes for upcoming coffee mornings.
Request: Member needs assistance with painting two ceilings she can't reach (she does have a step ladder, extender pole, etc, but is on the shorter side). She will have everything moved out of the way and is not looking for a professional result (consistent with our Timebanking rules) - just would like some help making it a bit tidier.
Request: Member requests some help with tidying her garden. You can limit your time here- to one hour or two hours as you like!
Request: Occasional assistance needed to provide company for Alzheimer patient in home while primary caregiver attends their own medical appointments. This can be split into short 2 hour shifts. If this is something you are willing to do, pending your availability, please let me know and I will add you to a list of potential volunteers to be notified when the need arises. No special skills or experience needed here; I volunteered for this myself and had a lovely time sitting with a lovely woman. Another volunteer or two to add to the roster would be great.
Request: Calling all crafters, even the self proclaimed unskilled type! Timebankers are needed to help with a craft project for the primary school's Christmas Fayre. They are making hedgehog books, and if you can fold a piece of paper, you can do this. You can make these on your own for now, and later we will coordinate a crafting afternoon with the kids to make some together. Contact me for more details, to let me know your interest, and to get supplies. Also - if you're already working on this, the design the organisers prefer is slightly different than the video we watched at the last coffee morning. The ones we've made will still work great, but if you'd like to see the other video, here it is!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m3r4EYGvc0&t=13s