Community Events

Community Events For The Period From 2 - 9 January, 2014

All Week

Exhibitions

Five Years On, an exhibition looking back at what the Guernsey Arts Commission has achieved since 2008 with a chance to see their new website and a collection of posters throughout the years, in the greenhouse, Guernsey Information Centre, North Esplanade, St Peter Port. Open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. Free entry. Further details available at www.arts.gg

Inspired by Nature, wildlife paintings in watercolour and pastel by Ruth Baker-Walton, former president of the Wildlife Art Society, at the Coach House Gallery, St Peter’s.

Organisations

The Guernsey Voluntary Service’s Jubilee Day Centre for the over 65s is open Monday to Friday. Tel. 247518.

The Guernsey Voluntary Service’s Russels Day Centre for the over 65s is open Tuesday to Friday. Tel. 247518.

Samaritans: Emotional support, 24 hours a day. Tel. 715515 or 08457 909090. Email jo@samaritans.org or call in at 2, Forest Lane, St Peter Port (call first to confirm opening times).

Charities

Guernsey Hard of Hearing Association. Tel. 238704.

Guernsey Bereavement Service, office open Monday to Friday, 9-11am. Counselling by appointment only. Tel. 251056 or the office on 257778.

Citizens’ Advice Bureau, tel. 242266. Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9.30am-4pm; Wednesday, 9.30am-6.30pm and Friday, 9.30am-12.30pm.

Relate relationship counselling. Daytime and evening appointments available. Tel. 730303 or visit www.relate.org.gg.

Charity Shops

Mostly books charity shop at 2, Commercial Arcade, St Peter Port. Open Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm; Saturday, 10am-3.30pm. Supporting ActionAid, Guernsey Lifeboat and Samaritans.

Survive Cancer’s sale of women’s new, vintage and designer clothing at The Dressing-Up Box, 3, Mansell Street, St Peter Port. Open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10am-2pm. All proceeds to Sepsis trial fund and cancer research. Tel. 07781 112416.

Oxfam shop, 24, Smith Street, St Peter Port. Open Monday to Friday, 9am-4.30pm and Saturday, 10am-4pm. Tel. 728525

Les Bourgs Hospice store, Mont Arrive. Open Monday to Friday, 8.30am-4pm and Saturday, 8.30am-3pm. The Bridge shop is open Monday to Saturday, 9.30am-4.30pm.

Red Cross shop, at Red Cross House, Rohais, St Peter Port. Open Monday to Saturday, 9am-4pm. Tel. 723088.

GO shop at the former Bridge Motor Shop, St Sampson’s. Open Monday to Saturday, 9.30am-4pm. Tel. 242715.

The Ron Short Centre shop at Beau Sejour, St Peter Port will re-open on Monday 6 January. Open Monday and Friday, 2-4pm; Wednesday, 10am-3pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-4pm; Saturday, 10am-2pm. All proceeds to The Guernsey Society for Physically Disabled People.

Friends of the Citizens’ Advice Bureau shop at the Bridge, St Sampson’s. Open Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm, and Saturday, 9.30am-noon. Tel. 240610.

Salvation Army shop at Nocq Road, St Sampson’s. Open Monday to Friday, 10am-3pm; Saturday, 10am-noon. Tel. 200217.

Guernsey Cheshire Home shop at South Quay, St Sampson’s. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 8.30am-3pm.

RNLI shop in the Clock Tower, St Sampson’s. Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10am-noon.

Health Information Exchange shop on the Bridge, St Sampson’s, open 10am-4pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Tel. 246154.

Health

Guernsey Contraceptive Service, family planning clinic at No. 7, Le Pollet, St Peter Port. Clinic open Monday to Saturday. Tel. 714954 or 07781 103434 for opening hours.

National Childbirth Trust antenatal classes. For details, call Emma on 07781 439711 or the information line 12058.

Guernsey Blind Association at Le Four Cabot, St Andrew’s. Open Monday to Friday, 9-11.15am (or by appointment). Tel. 236933.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm, Wednesday at 12.30 and 8pm, Friday at 7pm, Saturday at noon and 8pm, and Sunday at 10.30am and 6.30pm. Tel. 713480.

Health Information Exchange at Beau Sejour (next to the Ron Short Centre) and also at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital. Both open Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm. Tel. 707470.

Community Health Services’ infant welfare clinics at the Vale Douzaine Room, Maritaine Road, 2-4pm, on Monday; at St Martin’s Community Centre, 2.15-4.15pm on Tuesday; at the Kindred Family Centre, Les Genats Estate, Castel, 9.30-11am on Wednesday; and at Lukis House, The Grange, St Peter Port, 10-11.30am on Friday.

Life pregnancy counselling and help service: free pregnancy tests, post-abortion counselling, seven days a week, including evenings. Tel. 241143.

Quitline Stop Smoking Service for new clients at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital: Mondays and Wednesdays at 6pm, Tuesdays at 10.30am or 1.45pm, Thursdays at 11.30am or 1.45pm and Saturdays at 9.30am. Also at Pier Steps Surgery in Boots on Wednesdays at noon or 1.30pm. Tel. 233170 for further details.

Walk your way to health: free walks with trained leaders. Different routes at various times and days, each lasting approx. 30 minutes. For details, call the Health Promotion Unit on 707311, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

Friday

General

The Oasis is open for tea and coffee at Delancey Elim Church, Les Banques, St Sampson’s, 10am-noon. Call the church on 249490 or Nigel on 07781 129770.

Euchre drive at the Vale Church Hall, 7.30pm. Call Trevor on 253350 or 07781 414750.

Fairs & Sales

Vale Country Market at the Douzaine Room, Maraitaine Road, 10-11am.

Organisations

Age Concern Centre at St Martin’s Parish Hall, 2-4pm. Tel. Margaret Nicolle on 237413 or Helpline 267660.

SJA Sarnia Division meets at Bailiwick Headquarters, Rohais. Badgers, 5.15-6.45pm; cadets, 6.30-8pm; adults, 7.45-9.30pm.

Gada: Ballroom and Latin classes for children, beginners and novices on Fridays and Wednesdays. Call Jamie on 07781 115568.

Sports Association for the Disabled meets at KGV Clubhouse, 7-9pm. Tel. 258819.

Baby & Toddler Groups

TOTS: stories and songs for toddlers aged one to three years, at the Guille-Alles Children’s Library. One session at 10am only. Booking essential on 743635.

Health

CanMove, an exercise-based support group for local cancer patients who are about to embark on, or currently undergoing or recently finished, a course of chemotherapy, run by The Centre for Modern Medicine’s exercise physiologist Gareth Corbett, at Beau Sejour Centre, 9.30-11.30am.

Narcotics Anonymous meeting, 8pm on Fridays and Tuesdays. Tel. 07781 435370.

Saturday

General

Bridge to Sri Lanka/Haiti and Philippines will be back at the OSA Pop Up Shop in Smith Street, St Peter Port with their unwanted Christmas presents for sale, until 10 January

Saturday Bingo Club at the Royal British Legion Northern Branch Hall. Doors open at noon with eyes down at 1.30pm. £1 entry with a charity house game each week.

Family story time for all aged children at the Guille-Alles Children’s Library, 2.15-2.45pm. No booking necessary.

Organisations

Spiritual healing at The Guernsey Healing and Spiritual Centre, St Saviour’s Community Centre, 10am-noon. All welcome.

Health

Snowfit classes at Beau Sejour, 5-6pm. Improve endurance, leg strength and flexibility to prepare for your winter snow holiday. Call 747200 to book or visit www.beausejour.gg

Sunday

Organisations

God and Marmalade, breakfast and worship with a difference where the whole family is welcome, at Forest United Methodist Church, 8.45am. Information from the Rev. Mark Street on 234105.

Communication and service at Greeting Place Foundation with Claire Lumiere Children’s Lyceum. Service, 11am-noon; Lyceum, 11.30am-12.30pm, at St Peter’s Douzaine Rooms. Tel. 256629.

Prayer and praise and sharing the good news at Ebenezer Pentecostal Fellowship (New Testament Church of God) at Wesley Methodist Church, St Peter Port, 2.30pm. Tel. 713260 or 07911 738906.

Monday

General

RSPB Guernsey Group’s weekday walk, meeting at Les Vauxbelets lower car park (Perry’s page 23 E4) at 10am for a walk in the country lanes.

Walk the lanes for an hour with Club Bons Amis (for the over 50s), meeting at the rear of the airport (Plane watchers car park) (Perry’s page 28 D1) at 10am, or for the more energetic, enjoy a cliff walk. Phone George on 257406 or Peter on 266514 for further details. Non members welcome.

Organisations

SJA Daytime Division meets at the Rohais, 10-11.30am. Phoenix Division meets at Bailiwick Headquarters, Rohais. Badgers, 4.15-5.45pm; cadets, 6-7.45pm; adults, 8-10pm.

Zen Buddhist Group: meditation evening, 7.30pm. Tel. 722446 for venue.

Belles and Broomsticks, morris team practice, at St Peter’s Community Hut or St Martin’s Community Centre, 8-10pm. Beginners and musicians always welcome. Call Lucy on 263360.

Health

Postnatal group, by invitation from health visitors, at the Vale Douzaine Room, 12.45-2pm.

Self-Harm/Self-Help Group information line, tel. 714814.

Alanon family group meeting, 8pm. Tel. 07781 416950.

Tuesday

General

Story Stop, informal story time for children aged three to five years, at the Guille-Alles Children’s Library, 11-11.30am.

St John Care in the Community Library Service at the Ambulance Station, Rohais, St Peter Port, 1-4pm. Tel 07911 733928 or 725479.

Organisations

The Friendship Group for mature people meets at Wesley Community Centre, Bouet, St Peter Port, 2-4pm for free entertainment and refreshments. Car parking and wheelchair access available. Call Marion on 253548 or Brenda on 727237.

Age Concern Centre at Vale Douzaine Room, 2-4pm. Tel. Roy Trustum on 252232 or Helpline 267660.

SJA Brock Division meets at Bailiwick Headquarters, Rohais. Badgers, 4.30-6pm; cadets, 6.30-8pm; adults, 8-10pm.

The Guernsey Dolls House and Miniaturist Club meeting at St Sampson’s Church Hall, Grandes Maisons Road, St Sampson’s, 7-9.30pm. Subject: silver clay and competition: room set – a room with a view.

Tuesday Ladies meet at Wesley Methodist Church, 7.30pm. Tel. 725103.

Healing circle at The Guernsey Healing and Spiritual Centre LBG, St Saviour’s Community Centre, 7.30-9pm. Tel. 07781 400456.

Guernsey Buddhist Group guided meditation, 7.30pm. Tel. 255445.

Bible study at St John’s Church Hall, 7.30-9pm. All welcome. Tel. 236244 for further details.

Sarnia Dance Club ballroom and sequence at St Martin’s Parish Hall, 7.45pm. Further details from Graham or Ruth on 264347.

The Sarnia Accordion Club at St Mary’s Church Hall, L’Islet at 7.30pm. New players welcome. Call Ivan on 266370 or Roy on 251254.

Health

Breastfeeding Clinic, at Loveridge Ward, PEH, 11am-noon. Tel. 725241, ext. 4134.

Overeaters Anonymous – eating disorders: Self-help group. Tel. 07911 736160.

Wednesday

General

St Martin’s Community Cloak coffee morning in the Jerbourg Room, Community Centre, 10-11.30.

Community library at the Western Community Centre (Styx), Longfrie, St Peter’s, 10am-noon.

Drop-In at the Tea Junction, Galaad Methodist Church, 10am-noon.

Walk the lanes for an hour with Club Bons Amis (for the over 50s), meeting at the Occupation Museum car park (Perry’s page 28 D3) at 2pm. Non members welcome.

Fairs & Sales

St Peter’s Community Market at the Community Hut (behind St Peter’s Post Office), 10-11am. Tel. Sarah on 263376.

Organisations

Prayers for the sick are said regularly at the service at Monnaie Chapel, St Andrew’s at 10.30am. Also at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of each month (except January). All welcome.

A social group for slightly more mature members of the community at the Western Community Centre, St Peter’s, 1.30-4pm. Call 267319 for further details or just drop in.

Age Concern Centre at St John’s Church Hall, Les Amballes, St Peter Port, 2.30-4.30pm. Tel. Pam Schofield on 256366 or Helpline 267660.

Welsh Boys Aloud Male Voice Choir meet for practice at Delisles Church, Castel, 6.30pm. Non Welsh singers welcome. Tel. Terry on 723095.

Prayer meeting and Bible studies at Ebenezer Pentecostal Fellowship (New Testament Church of God), Ebenezer, Norton Mews, Le Petit Bouet, St Peter Port, 7pm. Tel. 713260 or 07911 738906.

The Guille-Alles Library Reading Group meeting at the library at 7.30pm. The topic will be Crackers and Turkeys, which books fizzed or fizzled over Christmas. Bring along a book you were given and let us know what you thought of it. Free admission. No booking required. Contact Ed Jewell on 720392 for further details.

Spiritual Healing Centre: Healing group at the Douzaine Rooms, St Peter’s, 7.30-9pm. Tel. 256629.

Scottish country dancing at Blanchelande College, 7-8pm (beginners) and 7.30-9.30pm (intermediate and advanced). Tel. Liz on 265894.

Health

Alzheimer’s Society social group at the MIND Centre, The Arsenal, St Peter Port, 2-5pm. Full details on 244057 or guernsey.alzheimer@cwgsy.net

Stroke Association meets at the King Edward VII Hospital, 2-3.30pm. Tel. 265046.

Burlesque dance, suitable for teens upwards, at St Martin’s Community Centre, 7-8.30pm. All proceeds to charity. Call Diane Piper on 07781 107619 or 714855.