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Amersham Track Party – 23 August

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 10:44

Amersham Track Party

date: 23/08/2018

time: 10am-5pm

venue: Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue

cost: from £5 per play session (£7 on the door), Adults

event email: richard@trackparty.co.uk

even tweb: https://trackparty.co.uk/event/amersham-23rd/

event tel nos: 07895 775965

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Watercolour Demonstration – Amersham Art Group – Sept 4th

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 10:34

Gordon King Watercolour Demonstration

Amersham Art Group welcome visitors to enjoy a watercolour demonstration by well known local artist Gordon King on Sept 4th.

Additional self lead workshops on 26th Sept, 17th Oct, 28rd Nov,

All in the Amersham Community Centre, starting 7:30pm-9:30pm.  £5 for non members.  More information & booking: http://amersham-art-group.org.uk/amershamartgroup@gmail.com or calling 01494 771760 .

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Screening of  The Theory of Everything – 7 July – In Aid of South Bucks Branch of the MND Association

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 12:27

Screening of  The Theory of Everything – 7 July

By kind permission of the National Film and Television
School we invite you to join us for a screening of  The
Theory of Everything .

Doors open at 7pm with the film starting at 8pm. Tickets
cost £12.50.

Refreshments will be available on arrival and there will
also be a raffle with all proceeds going to the South
Bucks Branch of the MND Association to help local people
living with the disease and to fund research that leads
to new understanding, treatments and brings us closer to
a cure.

date: Saturday 7 July

time: Doors open 7pm

venue: Beaconsfield Studios, Station Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 1LG

cost: £12.50

event email: southbucks@mndassociation.org

event web: https://www.facebook.com/MNDASouthBucks/

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Pednoor Loop Walk – Sunday 1 July

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 12:10

Pednoor Loop walk

The South Bucks branch of the Motor Neurone Disease
Association invite you to join us for a leisurely walk
around the Pednor Loop in Chesham. We ll be setting off
at 11am from the Queens Head pub. The walk is 5 and a
half miles and is fully accessible for wheelchairs,
buggies etc. We ll walk at a pace to suit everyone and
make sure no one is left behind. Sponsorship money or
donations will be gratefully received and all will go
towards going to the South Bucks Branch of the MND
Association to help local people living with the disease
and to fund research that leads to new understanding,
treatments and brings us closer to a cure.

date: Sunday 1 July

time: 11am

venue: Queens Head pub, 120 Church Street, Chesham, HP5 1JD

cost: Free

event email: southbucks@mndassociation.org

event web: https://www.facebook.com/MNDASouthBucks/

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Visit to Bledlow Manor Gardens – 22 June

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 12:07

Visit to Bledlow Manor gardens

The South Bucks branch of Motor Neurone Disease
Association invite you to join us for a visit to the
beautiful gardens at Bledlow Manor near to Princes
Risborough.

Lord Carrington has generously opened his extensive
gardens just for us. The two acres of gardens include
sculptures, ponds, a walled kitchen garden and so much
more.

Tickets costs £5 if purchased in advance and £6 on the
day. There is no charge for people living with MND and
one of their carers, or for children. Tea and delicious
homemade cakes will be available and there will be a
raffle with prizes from Van Hage Garden Centre Chenies
and other garden centres. There is ample car parking in
the garden area and coach parking by prior arrangement.

All proceeds will go to the South Bucks Branch of the MND
Association to help local people living with the disease
and to fund research for a cure nationally.

date: 22 June

time: 14:00 – 17:00

venue: Bledlow Manor, Bledlow Ridge Road, Princes Risborough, HP27
9PE

cost: £5 per ticket (in advance), £6 on day

event email: southbucks@mndassociation.org

event web: https://www.facebook.com/MNDASouthBucks/

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Cheerleading Camp – Tuesday 29th May – Friday 1st June

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:02

Cheerleading Camp

SCL Services are hosting a cheerleading camp for the whole community for
children aged 5-12. The children will learn a mix of jumps, stunts (suited to
the child’s ability) and dance with Pom poms along with plenty of fun games
and cheer related arts and crafts.

All that is needed is appropriate sportswear and a packed lunch.

The camp is a safe place for children to enjoy their holidays whilst learning new skills and meeting new friends.

To sign up please visit our website or email the camp director, Emily Moses
(emily@sclservices.org). We look forward to seeing you there!

date: Tuesday 29th May – Friday 1st June

time: 10am – 3pm (£20 a day) OR 9am – 3pm (£25 extended

venue: Chiltern Hills Academy
Chartridge Lane
Chesham
Buckinghamshire
HP5 2RG

cost: £20-£25 a day

event email: emily@sclservices.org

event web: http://www.sclservices.org/holiday-camps

event tel nos: 07949446658

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New Bridge Classes to start in the Autumn – Free Taster Sessions July / August / September

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 09:32

New Bridge Classes to start in the Autumn

21st September, 2018

Help retain your cognitive ability and learn to play this amazing game

£150 for 10 lessons

Free taster sessions being held at Chalfont St Peter Community Centre on

Saturdays – 7th July, 11th August and 1st September

Tel:  Tessa 01753 885004   email:  tessa@tessabridge.co.uk

www.tessabridge.co.uk

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Amersham Art Group Workshops May – July

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 10:41

Amersham Art Group welcome visitors to enjoy our varried meetings:

Simon Chalk in Oils June 5th, Jul 3rd TBC.  23rd May & 27th June Workshops, all in the Amersham Community Centre, starting 7:30pm-9:30pm.  £5 for non members.  More information & booking: http://amersham-art-group.org.uk/amershamartgroup@gmail.com or calling 01494 771760 .

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Chiltern Humanists Meeting – 8 May – Amersham – My Journey to Humanism

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 14:55

Chiltern Humanists Meeting

 8.00 pm   Wednesday 8 May

 My Journey to Humanism

Jason Stretch

 Jason, a musician and new member of Chiltern Humanists, will describe how he became a Humanist. This will be followed by a general discussion on the different ways in which members and visitors have become Humanists, with some attenders contributing their own experiences.

 Small Barn Hall,

Amersham Community Centre
Chiltern Avenue
Amersham
HP6 5AH

Ample free parking.

Everyone is welcome at our meetings. Just come along.

For more information please visit www.chilternhumanists.org.uk

 

Chiltern Humanists Group is in its twenty seventh year and meets every month at Amersham or Wendover.   We have talks and discussions on a variety of topics. For further details, please visit our website www.chilternhumanists.org.uk

 

We are in Partnership with Humanists UK (formerly the British Humanist Association), which represents and supports the non-religious. It is the largest organisation in the UK campaigning for an end to religious privilege and to discrimination based on religion or belief, and for a secular state. Humanism is the view that we can make sense of the world using reason, experience and shared human values and that we can live good lives without religious or superstitious beliefs. We are also affiliated to the National Secular Society.

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Subwoofers Music Festival – 6th May – Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, The Grange, Saunderton

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 15:56

The Subwoofers Music Festival

Stuck for something to do this May bank holiday weekend?
The SubWoofers Music Festival is family-friendly! It’s
dog-friendly! It’s deaf-friendly! It takes place on
Sunday 6 May, at Hearing Dogs for Deaf People’s beautiful
centre nestled among the idyllic Chiltern hills.
Family-friendly. With a magician, face painter and
storytellers, it’s a brilliant day out for everyone. The
kids can go ‘Ahhh!’ at the magic and stories, and granny
can get her face painted.
Attractions and rides*. Bump those bumper cars, or bounce
on the inflatables, just make sure you plan your food and
drink wisely! Alternatively, applaud the circus acts or
chill out with yoga… nice…
Food and drink*. We weren’t sure what food you’d like, so
we booked it all! Pizza, paella, fish & chips, cakes,
crępes, chicken, samosas, snacks, sweets   with hot
drinks and a bar to wash it all down.
Dog-friendly. Dogs are part of the family! We have a dog
activity area, and traders selling doggy accessories and
treats. We also have plenty of dog-lovers waiting to make
them feel welcome.
Deaf-friendly. Deaf people can enjoy the day with BSL
interpreters and speech-to-text displays. To protect
against hearing loss, hearing people also receive a FREE
set of earplugs.
Live music. We’ve booked bands such as Skasouls UK and
The Horn Division, and singer/songwriters such as James
Mullally, Dolly Mavies, James Kennedy and Nick Byrne.
The Silent Child. We will be showing special screenings
of the Oscar-winning film The Silent Child!
* Please note: food, drinks and rides are not included in
the entry price
Why SubWoofers? At Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, we
believe that no one with deafness should feel lonely.
This is why we train dogs that help deaf people lead full
lives through constant companionship, and alerting them
to sounds they cannot hear. When you come to SubWoofers,
every penny you spend will help us train more amazing
dogs   and help more deaf people leave loneliness behind.

date: 6th May 2018

time: 1pm – 7pm

venue: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, The Grange, Saunderton, HP27
9NS (between Princes Risborough and High Wycombe)

cost: Family: Ł30 Adults:Ł15 Concessions: Ł10 Child Ł5

event email: melanie.preskett@hearingdogs.org.uk

event web: hearingdogs.org.uk

event tel nos: 01844 348181

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Workaid Exhibition – How to Recycle and Help Others – Amersham Museum 2nd May – 3rd June

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 15:10

Workaid Exhibition Teaches us How to Recycle and Help Others
Amersham Museum 2nd May – 3rd June 2018

The achievements of local charity Workaid, which repairs objects for re-use in Africa, will be celebrated in a new exhibition at Amersham Museum. The exhibition, which has been created in partnership with Workaid, will run from 2nd May – 3rd June 2018 when the museum is open, Wednesday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 12 noon – 4.30pm. Visitors can find out how the organisation repairs objects, the benefits their work delivers and hear from some of the volunteers why they enjoy helping.

Workaid first opened in 1986 in response to the famine in Ethiopia. They have grown from a group of 30 to over 250 volunteers today. Their mission was to help people help themselves and stop the cycle of poverty. They did this by collecting unwanted tools and equipment such as sewing and knitting machines. They restored them, so they could be re-used and sent to well researched projects in East Africa. No money is ever sent.
General Manager of Workaid Rob Levine notes: “We are delighted that the Amersham Museum has decided to showcase the wonderful work that Workaid does! We hope that the exhibit creates more interest and enthusiasm for what both we and the Museum do.”

Workaid first started in a shed in Little Chalfont but has now expanded to the premises of the Old Boot Factory in Chesham, still run by a dedicated team of volunteers. They now have their own shop, craft centre and help people with learning disabilities, as well as donating tools to projects in the UK. This exhibition tells their story over the last 32 years, focusing on the benefits of volunteering for both the volunteer and the recipient. There will be tools that people can handle as well as oral histories from the volunteers themselves as well as a range of archives and exhibits.
The exhibition is part of a wider museum project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which celebrates local people’s stories from the 20th century.

http://www.amershammuseum.org

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