SWI 2016


tbc =
to be confirmed

 Monthly Meet-Up

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month in Shadforth Village Hall,


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 Book Group

In Shadforth,

from 10.30am

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In Shadforth Village Hall, alternate Tuesdays, from 7.30pm -9.00pm

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 Meals Out

Every 1st Monday at The Three Horse Shoes, Running Waters, 6.30pm summer, 12.30pm winter.

Every month, Lunch Safari -  try a new place every time! 12.30pm, dates vary.  

Outings & Special Events

Theatre, Trips, etc. -

New ideas always welcome!

Tuesday 19th, 7.00pm - 10.00pm

Speaker: Jean Foulds,
"History of Girl Guiding".
Also: Resolutions Discussion.
Competition: Bring along a Fridge Magnet.
Refreshments: Traybakes.
Friday 29th, BOOK GROUP: "Water For Elephants" by Sara Gruen, 10.30am
KURLING - temporarily suspended 
Monday 11th, PUB MEAL at the Three Horse Shoes at Running Waters, 12.30pm
FebTuesday 16th, 7.00 - 10.00pm

69th Birthday Party!
Singer - Ken Barclay.
Competition: Bring along a Programme from a Show.
Refreshments: Shared Faith Supper.

Monday 1st, PUB MEAL at the Three Horse Shoes at Running Waters, 12.30pm 
 MarchTuesday 15th,  7.00pm - 10.00pm

Speaker: Des Elston,
"Local Birds and Wildlife"
Competition: Bring along a Photograph of a Bird or Animal. Refreshments: Jacket Potatoes.

Friday 4th, BOOK GROUP: "Labyrinth" by Kate Mosse and "The Witch's Cradle" by Gillian White,  11.00am at Mary's house.

 AprilTuesday 19th, 7.00pm - 10.00pm

SWI AGM with WIA Tina Bickerstaffe.
Competition: Bring along a piece of Royal Memorabilia.
Refreshments: Fish and Chips.

Friday 22nd, BOOK GROUP: "Without a Trace" by Lesley Pearce,  10.30am at Mary's house.
Friday 22nd, SAFARI LUNCH, 12.30pm
Friday 8th, TRIP: National Glass Centre in Sunderland, afternoon visit with a guided tour, glass blowing demo and afternoon tea. 
 MayTuesday 17th, 7.00pm - 10.00pm

Speaker: Chris Turner,
Competition: Bring along an Antique Item.
Refreshments: Quiche.
Visitors from Sowerby WI.

Friday 20th, BOOK GROUP: "The Rotters Club" by Jonathon Coe,  10.30am at Mary's house.Friday 20th, SAFARI LUNCH at the Poachers Pocket, Metal Bridge, 12.30pm

Tuesday 21st, 7.00pm - 10.00pm

Speaker: Stevie from "Blood Bikes". (Instead of Tina Fuller, "Lady Spies in World War II".)
Competition: Bring along a Picture Frame.
Refreshments: Strawberry Scones.
Sowerby WI will be visiting.
Friday 24th, BOOK GROUP: "To Kill a Mocking Bird" by Harper Lee,  10.30am at Mary's house.
Friday 24th, SAFARI LUNCH at Maximos at Castle Eden, 12.30pm
Thursday 9th, AFTERNOON TEA & PLANT SALE: WI Grow A Tenner, 2.00pm-5.00pm. Admission £3 includes tea, coffee & home baking.  At Bridoon, North Side, Shadforth (opposite the pub!). This raised £318 - well done!
JulyTuesday 19th, 7.00pm - 10.00pm

Speaker: Chris Lloyd (Northern Echo),
"Attacking the Devil and Sinking the Unsinkable".
Competition: Bring along a Seashell.
Refreshments: Pizza.
Baking/Bric-a-brac stall.
Monday 4th, PUB MEAL at the Three Horse Shoes at Running Waters, 6.30pm
Friday 22nd, SAFARI LUNCH at the Three Horse Shoes at Running Waters, 12.00pm

Thursday 14th TRIP to Ripon then a meal & attending Sowerby WI's meeting. £11 approx. for coach.  
 AugNo meeting. ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS! (But don't forget the Book Group!)

Special Summer Event:
Coffee Morning (tbc)

Tuesday 20th, 7.00pm - 10.00pm

Speaker: Elaine Leek "Puppy Waking for Guide Dogs for the Blind" (Sadly Kath Dawson is unable to come and demonstrate "Flower Arranging").
Competition: Bring along a Buttonhole Celebrating the WI.
Refreshments: Shared Faith Supper.
Social time; "Call My Bluff".

Friday 2nd, BOOK GROUP: "The Fortune Hunter" by Daisy Goodwin and "The Ice Twins" by S K Tremayne,  10.30am at Mary's house.

Monday 5th, PUB MEAL at the Three Horse Shoes at Running Waters, 6.30pm
Friday 23rd, SAFARI LUNCH at the Ramside Golf Club, 12.30pm (no jeans!)
Friday 2nd, Scarecrow making - theme "The Olympics"
Thursday 8th, Bowes Museum "Shoes, Pain and Pleasure" trip.
SWI raised, from the £10 for fund raising from DCFWI, £367.50 from fundraising events throughout the year. £183.75 went to SWI and the rest, plus the initial £10, goes to DCFWI.
DCFWI has picked SWI member Joan Mayhew's competition entry "letter to their younger self" to put into the national competition.
SWI member Joan Lister's limerick has made it into the new WI's limerick book.  
 OctTuesday 18th, 7.00pm - 10.00pm

Speaker: Alison Miers, from Adore Fashion in Coxhoe,
"From South to North and Finance to Fashion".
Competition: Bring along a Necklace. 
Refreshments: Pie and Peas.
Friday 7th, BOOK GROUP: "A Dark and Twisted Tide" by Sharon Bolton,  10.30am at Mary's house.

Monday 3th, PUB MEAL at the Three Horse Shoes at Running Waters, 12.30pm

Monday 17th, WI Pub Fun at Tudhoe.
 NovTuesday 15th, 7.00pm - 10.00pm

Speaker: Lyn Swift,
"Scented Drawer Liners".
Competition: Bring along a Fancy Tin.
Refreshments: Soup and Stottie.

Friday, BOOK GROUP: "How to Measure a Cow" by Margaret Forster,  10.30am at Mary's house.

Monday 7th, PUB MEAL at the Three Horse Shoes at Running Waters, 12.30pm
 DecTuesday 20th, 7.00pm - 10.00pm

Christmas Party! 
Entertainment -
to be confirmed.
Competition: Bring along three Homemade Mince Pies.
Refreshments: Christmas Meal.

Monday 5th, PUB MEAL at the Three Horse Shoes at Running Waters, 12.30pmFriday 2nd, "Harrogate Country Living Fair" trip.