SWI 2018

2018
 
71 years of
SWI
 
tbc =
to be confirmed
 
 Monthly Meet-Up

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

7.00pm-10.00pm

More info.

 Book Group

In Shadforth,

from 10.30am

(Usually meets every 4-6 weeks.)
 Meals Out
 
 Meet and Eat Group -
Every 1st Monday at The Three Horse Shoes,
 Running Waters, 12.30pm.

(Meet and Eat combined previous Running Waters Group and Safari Lunches from October.)

Outings & Special Events
 
Theatre, Trips, etc. -

New ideas always welcome!

 Kurling
 
In Shadforth Village Hall, 
4th Tuesday each month,
2.00pm -4.00pm

More info.

 Jan
Tuesday 16th, 7.00pm - 10.00pm

Speaker: Peter Weighell,
"Humour of 30 years in the Fire Service".
Also: Resolutions Discussion.
Competition: Bring along a Fancy Candle.
Refreshments: Jacket Potatoes.
Subscriptions due £41.
Friday 19th, BOOK GROUP: "The Bird That Did Not Sing" by Alice Gray, 10.30am at Margaret's house.
Monday 8th, PUB MEAL at the Three Horse Shoes at Running Waters, 12.30pm.
 
Friday 19th, SAFARI LUNCH, 12.30pm, tbc. 
2018 Celebrating a Centenary of Women's Right to Vote!
 
25th-27th Exhibition in Durham Cathedral for the 70273 Project. 
KURLING - returning in May!
FebTuesday 20th, 7.00 - 10.00pm

71th Birthday Party!
Entertainer - Jeff Wright.
Competition: Bring along a Birthday Cupcake.
Refreshments: Shared Faith Supper.
Show the Love green hearts to show the government that we want action on climate change - make and share hearts and engage with our local community.
Friday, BOOK GROUP: "The Penguin Lessons" by Tom Michell,  10.30am at Margaret's house.
Monday 5th, PUB MEAL at the Three Horse Shoes at Running Waters, 12.30pm.
 
 
 
 
 
 March
Tuesday 20th,  7.00pm - 10.00pm

Speaker: Alison Morgan,
"National Gardens Scheme"
.
Competition: Bring along a Garden Photograph.
Refreshments: Pizza.

 
Monday 5th, PUB MEAL at the Three Horse Shoes at Running Waters, 12.30pm.
 
 
Saturday 3rd - rescheduled to May due to snow! Shadforth Spring Fair at Shadforth Village Hall, 11am-3pm, with SWI Tombola Stall (donations welcome).
 
Sunday 4th, FILM CLUB in Shadforth Village Hall (only £5 annual membership) showing SWI sponsored "Britain On Film: South Asian Britain" with guest speaker!
 
Saturday 24th, Theatre Trip: OLIVER at Gala Theatre, 2.30pm, £15 (concessions £12).
 
 
 April
Tuesday 17th, 7.00pm - 10.00pm

SWI AGM with WIA Tina Bickerdike. Competition: Bring along a decorative Easter Egg.
Refreshments: Fish and Chips.
 
Resolution 2018 is MENTAL HEALTH - full details in WI Life.

New President Joyce. Thanks to retiring President Doreen.
Friday 6th, BOOK GROUP: "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman,  10.30am at Margaret's house.
Monday 9th, PUB MEAL at the Three Horse Shoes at Running Waters, 12.30pm.
 
 
Thursday 26th, TRIP: Harrogate Spring Show, £28-£30 members, £31.50 non-members. 
Leave Plough at 9am, leaving Harrogate 4pm.
 
 
 MayTuesday 15th, 7.00pm - 10.00pm

Speaker: Hazel Stephenson,
"Books and Land Girls".
Competition: Bring along a Bookmark.
Refreshments: Quiche.
Friday 18th, BOOK GROUP: "The Babylon Idol" by Scott Mariani,  10.30am at Margaret's house.Monday 14th, PUB MEAL at the Three Horse Shoes at Running Waters, 12.30pm.

Saturday 5th (rescheduled date), Shadforth Spring Fair at Shadforth Village Hall, 11am-3pm, with SWI Tombola Stall (donations for stall and cakes welcome). (Raised £67.)
 
County Quiz: one of two SWI teams came Second!
Tuesday 22nd, KURLING restarting! 2pm-4pm. Please come and support it!  "Drop in" coffee shop WI Initiative, same venue / same time.
 June
Tuesday 19th, 7.00pm - 10.00pm

Speaker: Pauline Crow, "Radiology in Laos".
Competition: Bring along an Oriental Frame.
Refreshments: Strawberry Scones.
 
Friday, BOOK GROUP: "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" by Anne Bronte and/or "I Found You" by Lisa Jewell,  10.30am at Margaret's house.
Monday 4th, PUB MEAL at the Three Horse Shoes at Running Waters, 12.30pm.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12th-17th Ushaw College Flower Festival.
 
Tuesday 19th, Merry Oaks Film Club, 12.40pm, Gala Theatre. Monthly - see County News.
 
Saturday 30th, Women's Gala at Wharton Park, Durham. 
 
Every Friday, Silver Swans Ballet Classes, Croxdale Village Hall, 10.00am-11am.
 
 
Wednesday 12th, KURLING, 2pm-4pm. Plus "Drop in" coffee shop WI Initiative, same venue / same time.
 
Tuesday 26th, KURLING, 2pm-4pm.
July
Tuesday 17th, 7.00pm - 10.00pm

Replacement Speaker: Flower Arranger, "Flower Arranging".
Speaker: (Val Scully was unable to come and speak about "The Courageous Countess".)
Competition: Bring along a Tiara.
Refreshments:"Afternoon Tea - in the Evening" Wear your hat/fascinator and posh frock!
Friday 20th, BOOK GROUP: "I Found You" by Lisa Jewell and/or "Nemesis" by Agatha Christie, 10.30am at Margaret's house.Monday 2nd, PUB MEAL at the Three Horse Shoes at Running Waters, 12.30pm.

Saturday 13th, County Garden Party, at Barbara Snowden's, Windlestone, 2.00-4.00pm, £6.Wednesday 12th, KURLING, 2pm-4pm. Plus "Drop in" coffee shop WI Initiative, same venue / same time.
 AugNo meeting. ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS! (But don't forget the Book Group books!) 
Thursday 9th, HALF-DAY TRIP to Sowerby WI, with visit to Thirsk, meal in Sowerby at Crown and Anchor and then Sowerby WI meeting, £12. The 11 who went had a great time and enjoyed the organ recital.
 
Thursday 30th, Scarecrow making for Shadforth's Big Weekend - theme Heroes and Villains.
 
 Sept
Tuesday 18th, 7.00pm - 10.00pm
Austrian Night!
with Sing-along film.
Competition: Bring along a Bell.
Refreshments: Faith Supper.
Dress as a Nun - competition for the Best Nun.

 
Friday 21st, BOOK GROUP: "Communication" by Whitley Striker and/or "The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul" by Deborah Rodrigues,  10.30am at Margaret's house.
Monday 3rd, PUB MEAL at the Three Horse Shoes at Running Waters, 12.30pm.
 
 
 
 
 
Tuesday 25th, KURLING, 2pm-4pm, £2 each.  Visitors welcome!
 Oct
Tuesday 16th, 7.00pm - 10.00pm

Replacement Speaker: Zambezi Sunrise Trust
www.zambezisunrisetrust.co.uk(Helen Murray-English was unable to attend for "Handmade Jewellery Demonstration".)
Competition: Bring along your Favourite Costume Jewellery.
Refreshments: Pie and Peas.
 
Committee has decided to increase Meeting fee from October 2018 to £2 (previously £1.50 for visitors and £1 for members), due to increasing speaker/hall/admin costs.
 
Items brought for Harvest Auction (raised £52).
Tuesday 23rd, BOOK GROUP: "The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul" by Deborah Rodrigues, 10.00am at Margaret's house. Also, a special guest: author MK Lister, Joan Lister's son.
Monday 1st, Meet and Eat PUB MEAL
at the Three Horse Shoes at Running Waters, 12.30pm. (Meet and Eat combines previous Running Waters and Safari Lunch Groups.)
 

Tuesday 22nd, KURLING, 2pm-4pm, £2 each.  Visitors welcome! 
 Nov
Tuesday 20th, 7.00pm - 10.00pm

Speaker: Peter Barron,
"Cloudy, Rain Later"
Competition: Bring along an Umbrella.
Refreshments: Ken's Homemade Broth and Bun.
 
Make your green heart for our display.

Friday 23rd, BOOK GROUP: "The Child" by Fiona Barton,  10.30am at Margaret's house.
Monday 5th, Meet and Eat PUB MEAL at the Three Horse Shoes at Running Waters, 12.30pm.
 
 
Saturday 3rd, Suffragette Film and Afternoon Tea, Shakespeare Hall in Durham, 12.00pm-4.30pm. Tickets £3 / £2 concessions.
 
Friday 30th, TRIP: Harrogate Country Living Fair, Leave 9.15am, return 6.00pm approx. £25 members, £27 non-members. Optional Italian lunch.
Tuesday 27th, KURLING, 2pm-4pm, £2 each.  Visitors welcome!
 DecTuesday 11th, 7.00pm - 10.00pm

Christmas Party! 
Entertainment -
Fools Gold: Stories with strings attached. 
Competition: Bring along a Gold coloured object.
Refreshments: Christmas Meal (Ken's delicious Xmas buffet £15.)

Monday 3rd, Meet and Eat PUB MEAL at the Three Horse Shoes at Running Waters, 12.30pm.
 
 
Saturday 8th, WI Carol Service at Durham Cathedral, 1.30pm.
 
Wednesday 19th, Fund Raising Coffee Morning at Judith Turner's in Trimdon Station, 10.30am.