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Advertising Deadline
25th July 2005

July Copy Deadline
31st July 2005
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Barrow and Charnwood Crafters

Are you a fabric fiddler, a paper player, card maker, scrap booker or just craft daft? Are you intrigued by encaustic art, embroidery, rubber stamping and would just like to have a go?

Fortnightly on a Tuesday evening from 7pm to 9pm, you can find crafters doing those things and more in the community lounge at Humphrey Perkins High School.We are a recently formed group of adult crafters of all ages, both sexes and many interests, abilities and excitements.We have show and tells, theme and technique evenings, time just to work on your own projects and lots of fun and chat as well as the odd cup of tea and a biscuit! Between the founder members we have tutors and enthusiasts for most of the paper and fabric / yarn crafts that you can think of, all happy to share their knowledge and encourage others to have a go.

There are many ideas for different things we can do, but the biggest thing we need are new members, particularly from Barrow, whether they are experienced crafters or complete novices.

If you are interested, please telephone Laura Hegarty on 01509 415315 for details of the next meeting.You're welcome to pop along just to see if you like the look of us!

Home-Start Charnwood…

…is in its 27th year of supporting families in your area and is now looking for NEW VOLUNTEERS. In this YEAR OF THE VOLUNTEER Could YOU help us make a difference for families?

As a parent you'll know just how tough it can be. Did you sometimes long to have someone to talk to, to confide in or just to share a coffee and a chat with? Home-Start offers this kind of support to families with young children.

Home-Start volunteers are all ages and from all walks of life.All that we ask is that you have experience of bringing up children and can spare between two and three hours per week.

Home-Start Charnwood will be running a week's Preparation Course for volunteers in August, and is looking for enthusiastic and committed people like you to join us and have some fun.

Want to know more?

Please contact us on 01509 239786 for more information or call in at the Shepshed Volunteer Centre. We look forward to hearing from you.

60th Anniversaries of VE and VJ DAY

Although the anniversaries of these momentous days in 1945 are in May and August, the official commemoration will be on Sunday, July 10th.The Ministry of Defence has asked for church bells throughout the country to be rung at 5-00pm on that day.Thus, when the bells of Holy Trinity are heard at that unusual time, we shall be joining in the commemoration.

The ringing of the bells on the original VE and VJ days is recorded by a carving on one of the Baptistry panels in Holy trinity Church.

Kevon Thompson

Holiday at Home 2005, 8 -14 August

It is nearly holiday time again, and following the success of last year's first Holiday at Home, we are all set to go again.

For those who are new to Barrow, or maybe did not hear about it last year, we offer a week of leisure activities for the 60s age group and far beyond! Most of these take place at the Barrow Baptist Church, apart from our day out, this year to Holmfirth to explore the "Last of the Summer Wine" country. Do not be put off by feeling frail, we offer transport to and from church and full support is given both at church and on the excursion.

The Saturday event is aimed at whole family enjoyment and will appeal to all age groups. We aim to keep all events at minimal cost, and hope that you will come and join us. Included in the programme this year is a display of Bygone Barrow photos and slide presentation, a Hobbies' Day, Lunch Club and Songs of Praise.

Look out for posters nearer the time or feel free to telephone me for more detailed information. I look forward to seeing you at some or all of the events.

And another date for your diary - 8 July - Strawberry Tea with Terry Lock on the keyboard.

Judith Morrison 01509 412770