This is happy event for all ages and a great gift to other children. Friday, 16th December 2016, 6:30 PM start. Meet at the Wisbey’s Yard Community Room (off the High St.), sing some carols for the residents then follow a route in the village via Broad Lane, the Vicarage, Butler way, Dodds Mead, Church St. and High St.,ending at The Little Rose Pub at 8:00PM for carols, a drink and mince pies. Come along with your warmest clothes and a torch to sing favourite carols while collecting much-needed funds for Action For Children‘s appeal to build a sensory garden in their care home for severely disabled children, in Harston. Come along for all or part of the route, it’s great fun!
A reflective service for Advent using Taizé worship is taking place at All Saints’ Church in the village this Wednesday 14th December, between 7pm and 8pm.
A Taizé worship service typically involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, a period of silence, liturgical readings, and icons. There is no preaching.
This year’s village Carol Singing will end up in the Little Rose Pub from 8pm on Friday 16th December. All the money raised will go towards Action For Children. The carol singing will start off at 6.30pm in the Community Room of Wisbey’s Yard (which is just off the High Street) and the singers will then wander around the village, carol singing as they go, ending up in the Little Rose pub where they’ll be free mince pies for anyone who joins in. Either just join the group as the go around the village or meet them in the pub from 8pm..
Tonight, Saturday 10th December, sees a Charity Fund Raising Race Night at the Little Rose Pub. First race is at 8pm. Bets only 50p and no knowledge necessary as it’s all complete luck. All money raised goes to Haslingfield Play Group the Little Owls. It features video horse racing but may also include different kinds of racing! This is one of many events taking place throughout December in the village’s last pub. More details to the side.
The Haslingfield Primary School Christmas Fayre is being held on Saturday 17th December from 11.30am – 2pm, entrance is free and everyone is welcome! Come and have a go on our fun stalls including games of skill devised by Coding Club, a Christmas present hunt, toy stall, sweet tombola and many many others. Bring your little ones along to Santa’s Grotto and join in with carol singing. Read more
The special Christmas Little Rose Pub Quiz will take place this Friday 2nd December from 8pm. Teams of any number up to a maximum of six can take part, entry is £10 per team with all the entry fees given out as cash prizes. First Question asked at 8pm. Just turn up on the night or book in advance. The quiz takes place on the first Friday of every month. It’s great fun with a good number of all local teams taking part each month. There’s 6 rounds covering many topics including special rounds on the festive season as well as a picture round. The quiz finishes around 10pm with a break halfway through where special Christmas treats will be served!
The Haslingfield Allotment Gardeners Association (HAGA) is having their annual general meeting (AGM) on Monday 5th December in the Little Rose at 19:30. They have some vacant plots so if you have some spare time and want either a plot or get involved then just come along.
Ron van der Hoorn – Treasurer
This year’s range of Christmas Meals has just been launched by the Little Rose, the village’s last remaining pub. Ranging from the traditional Turkey with all the trimmings to Vegetarian and Gluten Free options, every taste is catered for. The cost is £21-95 for Adults and £12-00 for Children for all three courses. For more details just click Read More… Read more
There is free live music this Saturday 19th November at the Little Rose Pub. Village resident, Tiffany, will be performing songs from a wide era from 8pm at the village’s last remaining pub. The pub has just announced a full programme of events taking place throughout the whole of December to mark the festive season.
A new series of Haslingfield Young Little Theatre Workshops for Beginners is starting in the New Year in Haslingfield Village Hall. You do not need to have any experience of being on a stage – as long as you are aged between 8 and 12 you are welcome. The 7 sessions will be held on the following dates: Read more
Did you know that Haslingfield Little Theatre has a Youth Fund? The purpose of the Fund is to promote the involvement of young people from 8 to 18 years old in the performing arts. The fund is open for children from Haslingfield, Harlton and those connected via Haslingfield Young Little Theatre. At present the sum available is £200. The amount awarded is at the discretion of the Haslingfield Little Theatre (HLT) Committee. For more details, please click here
“John Henslow and the Education of Charles Darwin”
by Professor John Parker
Director of the Cambridge U. Botanic Garden for 14 years and a Professor in the Plant Sciences Department.
While at Cambridge Darwin fell under the influence of John Henslow, Professor of Botany, and attended all his lectures, practical classes, excursions and soirees. Henslow recommended Darwin for the Beagle voyage. The talk explores the research and teaching programme of John Henslow to establish what Darwin gained from him and which equipped him for his later achievements.