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KNEBWORTH NEWS - NOVEMBER 2013

From Jo Simson - 28th November

Gardeners question and answer time:
All welcome to Knebworth and District Gardening Club’s AGM and Social this Friday November 29 at 8pm in St. Martin’s Parish Centre. Refreshments will be served and there’s a Christmas raffle. This might just be your opportunity to get some answers from fellow-gardeners about those burning gardening questions you have. (If anyone can tell me what those plants were I read would discourage slugs, I would be delighted to hear). For more details contact Sheila Read on 01438 318441.

Stepping Stone Pre School Craft Fair:
Remember, remember, the first of December. Don’t let it fool you – it arrives this Sunday. No need to rush off to do some panic Christmas shopping. Stepping Stone Pre School could solve all your gift problems. Their annual Craft Fair is in Knebworth Village Hall, Park Lane from 11am -3pm. Admission £1, under-12s free. Toys and puzzles cards, books, decorations, jewellery, face-painting, raffle are all on offer, plus a soft play area. Hot and cold drinks and bacon sandwiches available all day.

Messy Church:
This Sunday is also the first in the month, so parents, carers and their children are invited to get messy. Messy Church starts in St. Martin’s Parish Centre at 4pm with crafts and messy activities, followed by a short story and song session in the Church, then back to the Parish Centre for a meal and natter. All more than welcome. A small charge is made of £1 for the first child and 50p for each sibling to cover costs. For further details email kpcfow@gmail.com

United Advent Service:
The Knebworth Family of Churches starts its countdown to Christmas this Sunday December 1 with a United Advent Service in St. Thomas More Church, London Road at 5.30pm. All more than welcome to pause and reflect on the significance of the run up to Christmas.

Parish News deadline:
If you want to let people know what your organisation is doing to start the New Year, you need to remember that the copy deadline for the January edition of Knebworth Parish News comes almost as soon as the December issue is out. Get your news and views by email to Click Here or into the box at the back of St. Martin’s Church by Friday December 6.

Church Christmas Market:
If you don’t manage to get all your Christmas shopping done this week-end, fear not. St. Mary’s and St. Martin’s Church Christmas market is next Saturday December 7 on St. Martin’s Green and in the Parish Centre. Crafts, Christmas bakes and gifts will all be on sale – not to mention mulled wine and mince pies to warm the cockles. BUT- don’t be wrong-footed. The market is at an earlier time this year – from 10am –2.30pm.

Walk your way to a healthy Herts.
If the thought of Christmas shopping leaves you frazzled – why not set out to explore the Hertfordshire countryside with the Knebworth rambling group. They set off from the Village Hall Car Park next Tuesday December 3 at 10am. Destination is the Plume of Feathers Pub at Ickleford, from where they will do a four-mile circuit, with an optional two-mile shortcut. There is also the option of finishing with a pub lunch to put the calories back on.

Jo Simson


From Jo Simson - 21st November

You really MUST come for coffee:
Right, I am giving up working on the formula that the Knebworth Family of Churches coffee mornings have a pattern of the third Saturday of the month. Many apologies to those of you who were hoping for a cheering cuppa last Saturday. The Family of Churches coffee morning is in fact THIS Saturday November 23 from 10am – 12 noon in St. Martin’s Parish Centre in the centre of the village. All are more than welcome for tea, coffee – free refills – and homemade cake. Fairly traded foods will also be on sale.

Guards! Guards! Postponed:
I was correct in promoting KATS (Knebworth Amateur Theatrical Society)’s production of Terry Pratchett’s Guards! Guards! as being scheduled for this week-end, November 21-23. Unfortunately, owing to a key production member suffering a heart attack last week-end, the production has had to be postponed. Very best wishes to set, light and sound designer Graham Dormer for a speedy recovery. Watch this space for details of new production dates, which are expected to be in the New Year.

Ladies’ Pamper Night:
Here’s something I am assured IS taking place, and my shattered nerves could do with. The Ladies’ Pamper Night is this Friday November 22 from 7-10pm at Knebworth School in Swangley’s Lane. Organised by the Friends of Knebworth School tickets are £6 (£5 in advance) and include a complimentary drink and nibbles. Pampering opportunities include: pedicure, manicure, waxing and Reiki. Retail therapy opportunities include: gifts, jewellery, clothes and local crafts.

Tommy B sings:
Another thing I trust and believe IS taking place this week-end is at the Royal British Legion in Gun Lane on Saturday November 23. Tommy B sings Michael Bublé and more. Phew! So there are things you can do in Knebworth this week-end, after all.

Country Craft and Food Market:
If you pop up to Woolmer Green Village Hall off Bridge Road, this Sunday November 24 you get another local foods and craft retail therapy opportunity at the monthly market from 9am-12noon.

Knebworth and District Gardening Club:
Are seeking new members. They’d like to invite you to their Annual General Meeting and Social next Friday November 29 at 8pm in St. Martin’s Parish Centre. All welcome, refreshments will be served and there’s a Christmas raffle. For more details contact Sheila Read on 01438 318441.

Stepping Stone Pre School Craft Fair:
Next week-end sees the start of December. Scary thought. Stepping Stone Pre School invite you to do some leisurely Christmas shopping at their annual Craft Fair in the Village Hall, Park Lane from 11am -3pm. Admission £1, under-12s free. Toys and puzzles cards, books, decorations, jewellery, face-painting, raffle are all on offer, plus a play area. Hot and cold drinks and bacon sandwiches available all day.

Jo Simson


From Jo Simson - 14th November

You really must come for coffee:
Your next opportunity for coffee/tea and home-made cakes is at the Knebworth Family of Churches coffee morning in the Parish Centre this Saturday November 16 from 10am – 12 noon. All are more than welcome for tea, coffee – free refills – and homemade cake. Fairly traded foods will also be on sale

These boots are made for walking:
Well, I am guessing that not possessing walking boots is not an option at this time of year if you want to join the hardy Knebworth ramblers who do it all year round. Their next sets off from Knebworth Village Hall next Tuesday November 19 at 10am. All welcome. The walk itself is based around the John Bunyan pub in Coleman Green and is led by Alan Burrell. You should get a good view of John Bunyan’s chimney – all that is left of the cottage in Hertfordshire where he stayed.

Christmas is coming:
Well, if we can believe the shops, it’s here already. Certainly there is a Christmas shopping opportunity up at the Christmas Fair in Knebworth Barns this week-end. A wide range of Christmas crafts, gifts, food and drinks are on offer from Friday to Sunday November 15-17. Admission £5 adults, £4 senior citizens, £3 children.

Guards! Guards!:
The cast is as fluid as the events in Discworld themselves, but there were 13 at the last count for Knebworth Amateur Theatrical Society (KATS) production of Terry Pratchett’s Guards! Guards! By Stephen Briggs. That’s including the orang utan but not counting the fire-breathing dragon. Stephen Magona plays the six-foot dwarf, Martin Willoughby is the organg utan and Chris Simson has a walk-on as Death when he is not being the Patrician. Director Helen Jewitt doubles as a Footnote. Catch it at 7.45pm next Thursday to Sunday November 21 to 23 in Knebworth Village Hall. Tickets £7 (concessions £6) from Village News, Station Road. Or call 01438 814166.

North Herts. District Council Civic Service:
The theme of this year’s NHDC Civic Service in St. Martin’s Church next Sunday November 24 at 3pm is ‘Supporting Carers in our Community’. The service will include a presentation by Crossroads for Carers, the chosen charity of this year’s NHDC Chair, Jane Gray. It will be followed by refreshments in St. Martin’s Parish Centre and anyone wishing to attend is invited to contact Susanne.gow@north-herts.gov.uk.

Jo Simson


From Jo Simson - 7th November

Remember remember the ninth of November:
I am delighted to report that I have now tracked down a source of tickets for the Datchworth Sports Club Fireworks Extravaganza this Saturday November 9 from 5pm. Coasters in the high street has a limited number available. Cost is £15 for a family, £7 for an adult and £3 for children under 16.

Quizzically speaking:
This Saturday November 9 is also the date of the Knebworth Tennis Club Quiz in Knebworth Village Hall, 7 for 7.30pm. Ticket price of £10 includes home-made supper. Tickets from Rosy Skone 01438 816910 or email rosy.skone3@ntlworld.com. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. If you can’t make that one – or if you are a quiz junkie – the Catholic Church have a quiz on Saturday November 23. Robert’s Quiz is in memory of larger than life Robert Ellis, who ran an annual quiz in aid of charity. This year’s is in the Catholic Church Hall in London Road Tickets are £8, children £4 – to include a supper – and you can bet them from Anita 07966 200714. Bring your own drinks. Tables of 8.

Remembrance Sunday:
This Sunday November 10 is Remembrance Sunday and a Parade and Service will take place at the Old Knebworth War Memorial at 12.30pm.

You really must come for coffee:
Knebworth Bowls Club invite us to join them to do just that next Tuesday November 12 in the Bowls Pavilion in the Recreation Ground off Stevenage Road/Watton Road. The coffee morning is in aid of the chaemotherapy Forster Suite at Lister Hospital. The money raised will go towards providing comfortable seating for the patients while they wait for treatment. All welcome. Coffee is served from 10.30am. Your next opportunity for coffee/tea and home-made cakes is at the Knebworth Family of Churches coffee morning in the Parish Centre next Saturday November 16 from 10am – 12 noon. Again, all are more than welcome.

Guards! Guards!:
Carrot isn’t like the other dwarves. He’s 6 feet tall. The only thing for him is to become a guard in Ankh Morpork. It’s a pity he’s chosen the moment when a 30 foot fire-breathing dragon has also arrived. Perhaps the librarian – who has inexplicably mutated into an orang utan – can help him. To fans of Terry Pratchett’s Disc World it will all be achingly familiar – to the rest of us just great fun. Knebworth Amateur Theatrical Society (KATS) present Terry Pratchett’s Guards! Guards! Thursday to Sunday November 21 to 23 in Knebworth Village Hall. Tickets £7 (concessions £6) from Village News, Station Road. Or call 01438 814166.

Jo Simson


 
 
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