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Calendar of Events

Friday
24 October
Recycling bin and food waste bin
First use of recycling bin, together with food waste bin and recycling box
Corscombe   
Sunday
26 October
Holy Communion
St Mary's Corscombe 11am 
Monday
27 October
The Spy of Tisbury, Arthur Ransome
Speaker Dr Yvonne Varley

Halstock WI event
Halstock   
Monday
27 October
Silence
Gatcombe - Home of Helen and John Perris 8pm 
Wednesday
29 October
Maiden Newton Art Group
Semi-abstract mixed media workshop led by Jill Preston
Maiden Newton Village Hall 10am 
to 4pm
Friday
31 October
Rubbish bin and food waste
Corscombe   
Saturday
1 November
Big Breakfast
Come along and enjoy a fine cooked breakfast with good company and plenty of banter
Corscombe Village Hall 9am 
to 11am
Saturday
1 November
Bonfile Night
£5 Adult / £3 Child / Under 2’s Free.
Bar, Music, Hot Food, Hot Drinks, Glow Sticks, Raffle.

For those with Animals and Nervous Pets the Firework Display will take place between 5.30pm-8.00pm.

If you wish to bring any burnable garden waste or wood please leave it at the back of the village hall on or before the morning of Sat 1st Nov.
Any enquiries please contact Penny 891939
Halstock Village Hall 5.30pm 
Sunday
2 November
Village Praise
‘All Saints’ Celebration followed by soup and rolls
St Mary's Corscombe 5pm 
Friday
7 November
Paper Loading
Please come along and help load paper into the skip - this raises money for the village hall
Corscombe Village Hall 6.30pm 
to 7.30pm
Friday
7 November
Recycling
Recycling bin, food waste, and recycling box
Corscombe   
Friday
7 November
Coffee Morning
Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Event

Cakes - Raffle - ’Bring and Buy'

All Welcome

Please support this very worthy causel
 10.30am 
Saturday
8 November
Leaf clearing
Volunteers needed to help clear the village hall site of autumn leaves - all help appreciated!
Corscombe Village Hall   
Sunday
9 November
REMEMBRANCE Service
St Mary's Corscombe 10.30am 
Tuesday
11 November
Holy Communion
St Mary's Corscombe 11am 
Tuesday
11 November
Royal British Legion (Halstock and District Branch)
Rest and Welcome 7.30pm 
Wednesday
12 November
Mid Week Holy Communion
An opportunity to stay and chat afterwards over a cup of tea/coffee. If you would like to come but getting there is a problem please call Liz or Tony on 891898. Or if you or someone you know is housebound and would like to take Communion at home please let us know in advance and every effort will be made to arrange this
Halstock Community Room 11am 
Wednesday
12 November
CORSCOMBE COFFEE MORNING
Terry & Chris Garrett will be hosting the coffee morning this month, all Corscombe residents past & present are welcome.
Hillview House, Pine Close 10.30 a.m, 
to 12 midday
Thursday
13 November
Skittles Evening
Tuesday Club Event

Contact Dot Gaskell to secure a place
Wynyards Gap 7pm 
Friday
14 November
Rubbish and food waste, and garden waste
Corscombe   
Saturday
15 November
Melbury Men's breakfast
tba
   
Sunday
16 November
All Age Worship
St Mary's Corscombe 11am 
Wednesday
19 November
Garden Club AGM
tba
Halstock   
Thursday
20 November
Impact Ladies' Lunch
Speaker Mrs Ali. Bowerman on fostering babies and their mothers
Melbury Osmond Village Hall 12.30pm 
Friday
21 November
COGS Christmas Oil Order Day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Friday
21 November
Recycling and food waste
Corscombe   
Friday
21 November
Artsreach event
Artsreach Presents: Serious Kitchen with “The Whispering Road”.

Tickets from Hazel Darneley 01935 83347. Adults£8.00; U18’s £6.00; Family £25.00; Youth Club members free. Bar and Refreshments available .

The Whispering Road is a stunning symbiosis of storytelling and music, featuring two entwined Scandinavian stories of hope in the darkness, of two strangers bound by a ring and of the one who could not love. There are, of course, trolls. Brought to life with accompaniment of traditional Scandinavian music on the Swedish nyckelharpa (keyed fiddle) , kohorn, accordian, guitar and three-part close harmony singing. Serious kitchen draws on the rich heritage of Scandinavian myths to bring you a show blending Nick Hennessy’s spellbinding storytelling with Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer’s renowned musicianship and their collective wealth of experience of Nordic traditional folk culture.
Halstock Village Hall 7.30pm 
Saturday
22 November
FiilmFix
‘The Monuments Men’
(12A) Biography/Drama
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, this is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going in to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. Great cast including George Clooney (sorry, girls, he’s now married) and Matt Damon.

Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start to the programme
which includes some trailers
before the main event

Bar, Tea and Coffee, Raffle
(All donations welcome)
Tickets £6 each from Trish 891394, Peter 891822 and from the Village Shop

Proceeds go towards much needed
Village Hall funds
Halstock Village Hall 7pm 
Sunday
23 November
Messy Church
St Mary's Corscombe 3pm 
to 5pm
Monday
24 November
Silence
Home of Helen and John Perris
Gatcombe 8pm 
Monday
24 November
Corscombe, Halstock and District Parish Council
Corscombe Village Hall 7.30pm 
Friday
28 November
Church Christmas Coffee Evening
by kind permission of Mr and Mrs D Smith

Tickets £1 to include mulled wine and mince pie
 7pm 
to 9pm
Friday
28 November
Rubbish and food waste, and garden waste
Corscombe   
Saturday
29 November
Auction of Promises
Would you like to buy a meal for 4 cooked in your home, a lift with your luggage to and from your local airport, half a lamb, holiday accommodation, or have your Christmas cake made for you?
Come and bid for these and many other lots to suit all pockets

Tickets £5 to include 2 course supper - Children under 12 free

There Will Be A Licensed Bar Available

Please book your tickets by Sunday 23 November with Henry and Rosemary 891415 (email henryandrosemary@btinternet.com) so we know how many to cater for.

We are still looking for more lots to auction. Please can you let Henry and Rosemary know what you can offer. Lots can be of any value - the more the merrier!!

Proceeds in aid of Corscombe Village Hall

7pm for 7.30pm
Corscombe Village Hall 7pm 
Saturday
29 November
Beautiful Kenyan Jewellery On Sale
Refreshments and Raffle

All Proceeds To The Dorset/Murugi Child ponsorship ProjectKenya
Halstock Community Room 10am 
to 12.30pm
Sunday
30 November
Advent TEAM Service
West Chelborough 10.30am 
Wednesday
3 December
Maiden Newton Art Group
Last day of term
Maiden Newton Village Hall   
Friday
5 December
Recycling and food waste
Corscombe   
Saturday
6 December
Big Breakfast
Come along and enjoy a fine cooked breakfast with good company and plenty of banter
Corscombe Village Hall 9am 
to 11am
Sunday
7 December
CHRISTINGLE Service
Corscombe and Halstock combined service

Starting with tea/squash and cake.
A family service for children and adults of whatever age, but with a special part played by the children
making the Christingles!
St Juthware and St Mary's Church 4pm 
Wednesday
10 December
Maiden Newton Art group
Christmas Lunch - venue etc to be decided
Maiden Newton Village Hall   
Saturday
13 December
FilmFlix
tba
Halstock Village Hall 7pm 
Wednesday
31 December
New Year's Eve Dance
Halstock Village Hall   
Friday
9 January
COGS oil Order Day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Friday
16 January
Village Hall Committee Meeting
Non-committee members are welcome to attend and contribute to discussions and ideas.

We hope to see you there!
Corscombe Village Hall 7.30pm 
to 9pm
Thursday
22 January
Corscombe Pantomime
Corscombe Village Hall 7.30pm 
Friday
23 January
Corscombe Pantomime
Corscombe Village Hall  7.30pm 
Saturday
24 January
Corscombe Pantomime
Corscombe Village Hall 2pm 
Saturday
24 January
Corscombe Pantomime
Corscombe Village Hall 7.30pm 
Friday
6 February
COGS Oil Order Day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Saturday
7 February
Big Breakfast
Come along for a breakfast with friends
Corscombe Village Hall 9am 
to 11am
Friday
6 March
COGS Oil Order Day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Saturday
7 March
Big Breakfast
In support of Responders
Last one of the season so we hope to see you there
Corscombe Village Hall 9am 
to 11am
Wednesday
11 March
Artsreach event
Living Spit with “Elizabeth 1: Virgin on the Ridiculous”.

Details to follow
Halstock Village Hall 7.30pm 
Friday
10 April
COGS Oil Order Day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Friday
15 May
COGS Oiil Order Day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Saturday
20 June
CorscombeFest

Building on last year's success, we hope for a bigger and better event this year - our lovely traditional village fete with added music and food festival

Corscombe 1pm 
to 11pm
Friday
10 July
St Juthware Weekend Silver Jubilee
3 days of events over the weekend
Halstock   
Saturday
11 July
St Juthware Weekend Silver Jubilee
Halstock   
Sunday
12 July
St Juthware Weekend Silver Jubilee
Halstock   
Sunday
19 July
Celebration of 700 years of a church in Corscombe
Attended by Bishop Graham Kings
St Mary's Corscombe 6pm 
Friday
24 July
COGS Oil Order Day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Friday
18 September
COGS Oil Order Day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Monday
19 October
All Age Worship
St Mary's Corscombe 11am 
Saturday
24 October
COGS Oil Order Day
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
Monday
26 October
End of British Summer Time
Clocks go back
   
Monday
26 October
Holy Communion
St Mary's Corscombe 11am 
Friday
20 November
Christmas Oil Order
Deadline for oil orders
Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email to the new email address - cogssmokey@gmail.com in advance
   
 


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Messy Church
Sundays 3pm - 5pm in Corscombe Village Hall
Making Sunday afternoons fun! A new way of doing church for all the family, involving craft activities, songs, story telling, family friendly worship all themed around a Bible story and followed by a yummy tea.

For more information: messyelbury@aol.co.uk or telephone 01935 83003

Badminton in Halstock Village Hall
At 7.30pm on most Tuesdays a small group of people gather at the Hall to play badminton. The skill level ranges from learner to pretty good so if you have never played, why not come along and give it a try, don’t worry if you don’t have a racket as we have spares. There is also a wide range of ages from 10 to nearly 80 so as you can see everybody would be welcome. Peter Brinck 01935 891822

Paper Loading at Corscombe Village Hall
At 8.30am on the second Saturday of every odd month, intrepid Corscombe residents gather in the car park to transfer paper from the paper shed to a steel container - all done to raise money for the village hall. With half a dozen helpers, it takes less than 30 minutes - and is good gentle excercise. Why not come along and help?!

Community Swim at Stickland's School
FOSSA (Friends of Stickland's School Association) are delighted to announce the following openening times:
Wednesdays 3.30pm to 5.30pm - term time
Wednesdays 2pm to 4pm - school holidays
All Saturdays 10am to 12 noon
£1 per child / swimmer
All children need to be accompanied (at the pool side or in the water if appropriate)

Halstock Reading Group welcomes new members.
If you enjoy reading books and meeting up with like minded people why not come and join us. We meet once a month in each others’ houses to discuss the book that we have all just read, courtesy of Beaminster Library, enjoy a glass of wine and have a good chat.
For more information contact Deborah Childs on 01935891744 or email mrsdmchilds@btinternet.com

South West Coaches Bus Times
This picks up at Lindisfarne, High Street at approximately 10.35/40am (ish), then stopping at The Barton, Pine Close and Church Farm (if people are waiting there), returning from Tesco's Yeovil at 1.45pm and the Borough Memorial at 1.50pm. The bus runs on Fridays.

Tea/Coffee and Cakes are served in the Halstock Community Room every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 11.30am. Please come along and support and meet friends

Halstock WI meets on the 4th Monday of the month in Halstock Village Hall, 7.30pm. New members welcome

Sequence Dancing Classes are held at Halstock Village Hall on the first Monday of every month, 8pm to 10.20pm. All welcome and enquiries to Richard (Dick) and Heather Haines 01935 426371

Bridge Nights are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 7.30pm in Halstock Community Room. Enquiries 01935 891249

Who do you think you are?
A new friendly Family History Group meets at 10am on 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in the Community Room, Halstock
Why not come along?
Details Ring 01935 891998 Betty or Jean

Pot Luck Lunches
Held every Wednesday in Halstock Village Hall
Contact George Geraghty for details
Read more by clicking here

Line Dancing
Classes held every Monday afternoon (term term) in Corscombe Village Hall
Contact Daphne Davis for details - 891647

Maiden Newton Art Group
Meets every Wednesday in Maiden Newton Village Hall, 2pm to 4.30pm. All standards from beginner upwards
Details from Cindy Chant on 01300 321010 or Ann Smith on 01300 320863

Babylon Morris side
Meets every Wednesday evening in Corscombe Village Hall, 8pm. All welcome.
Call Ian or Laura Cox for details (891964)
Website www.babylon.org.uk

Indoor short mat bowls
Meets every Friday in Corscombe Village Hall, 2pm.
Why not come along to find out more

Corscombe Book Club
A vibrant group that meets regularly
Call Paula (01308 538278) for more details

South Perrott Short Mat Bowls club
Have you just moved into the area? Would you be interested in taking up a relaxing gamne with a very sociable club?
Even if you have no experience we would have you bowling within hours.
We meet (September to May) on Monday evenings (7.30pm to 9.45pm) and Tuesday afternoons (2pm to 4.45pm) in the South Perrott Village Hall
More infrmation from Peter Hinton (891292), Bob Buckland (891404) or Jane Allen (Corscombe - 891684)

Halstock Youth Club 8-17 years
Halstock Village Hall Friday 7pm - 9pm
Activities include badminton, team sports, nerf wars, guest activities and events. Trips include kayaking and theatre
£1 members and £2 non-members per session
Membership £12 per year
Enquiries to halstockyouthclub2012@gmail.com

Halstock Botanical Art Group
Halstock Village Community Room, Wednesday mornings from 9am

Halstock Art Group
Halstock Village Community room, Friday evenings from 6pm

The Parish Walks Group
For all parishes in The Chimes area.
This is an open walking group; anyone may come along but each person takes responsibility for her/himself.
All the dates for 2011 or on this page, and details of each walk appear one month before in The Chimes. Dogs are allowed (on leads). Walks start at 10.15am for 10.30am (to allow for lunch orders) and walks generally end with a pub lunch. Lengths vary from walk to walk and also long/short options are generally available for each walk.
Contact Margaruite Pring for details (01935 872 485)

St Mary's Church, Corscombe - open for prayer
Monday's at 9.30am and Fridays 6pm to 8pm
All welcome.

Halstock Book Club
Calling all bookworms
The book group meets monthly at members’ houses to discuss the “book of the month”.
Discussions aided by a glass of wine or two!
Books have included latest best sellers as well as prize winners.
New members are welcome, so if you love reading come and join us.
Contacts for details: 891744; 891449.

Community Singing
St Mary's Church, Halstock
10am to 11.30am

Community singing sessions every Tuesday morning . All welcome, no singing experience necessary, just a sense of humour. Wide variety of songs. £1 per session Tel Hazel for more information 891113

Corscombe & Halstock Community First Responders
We provide emergency medical support to cover the gap between calling 999 and an ambulance arriving. We work with the South West Ambulance Service Trust. We are a team of volunteers trained by the ambulance service.

We meet the first Thurday of each month for training - at 7.30pm in Corscombe Village Hall.
Why not come along to find out more - we are always looking for volunteers to join our strong team
Call Chris 01935 891015 or Dick on 01935 891847 to find out more.

Ladybirds Playgroup and Forest School
Corscombe Village Hall. Tuesday - Friday 9.15am - 1.15pm
A secure and fun experience for pre-school children, with a good Ofsted report.
Why not come and find out more - at any time when we are in session. Please ring Nikki Dulwich on 07748 859357.

Parent, Baby and Toddler Group
Tuesdays 10am - 12pm.
Please come along for an informal and fun session for children adn their parent / carer
All welcome. Please ring Nikki Dulwich on 07848 859357.

Sunday Club
Generally the 4th Sunday of the month in St Mary's Church Halstock
Activities, stories and songs based on the Bible. Everyone (from anywhere in the Team) welcome. Current ages range from 1 to 7(ish), but if older children wish to join in, it would be great to have their help.
Call Liz on 891898 for more information

Badminton Group
Badminton is played most Tuesday evenings in Halstock Village Hall. If you would like to join, you would be most welcome.

Zumba
Wednesday evenings 7.30pm at Halstock Village Hall - all welcome

Kettlebell
Tuesday evenings at Halstock Village Hall - 6.30pm

Meet our Local Police Community Support Officer
Sarah runs a session on the last Tuesday of the month, in The Maiden Newton Coffee Shop.
Come along to raise any issues or to find out more about what she does. Telephone 01305 226815 / 07500 816292

Classic Cars at The Fox
Every second Thursday evening of the month, classic cars meet at The Fox.
Worth a look in and a pint or a meal!

Corscombe Walking Group
A group of Corscombe Ladies do a weekly Corscombe & Surroundings walk. The group meets at 9.30am on Thursday mornings (weather and availability permitting), for a very enjoyable two or three hour walk. If you would like to join then please call Daphne on 891647