2012 Completed Activities

Events from earlier in the year.

Social Evening - 7.30pm 9th March 2012
The Abbey Pub, Hard Lane, St Helens

March Meeting – 13th March – 7.30pm – Ramada Encore, Haydock
Speaker: John Hughes from Manchester Fireservice & National Search & Rescue team
talks about his part in the Haiti earthquake rescue efforts

Book Group – 7.30pm 21st March 2012
The Micklehead Pub (Function Room at far side of the restaurant)
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Clandestine Cake Club – 7.00pm 30th March 2012
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Craft Club 1 – 7.30pm – Wednesday 4th April 2012
SIDAC Social Club
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April Meeting - 10th April - 7.30pm – Ramada Encore, Haydock
Speaker: Pauline Hurst – How to research your family history

Craft Club 2 - 7.30pm – Wednesday 11th April 2012
SIDAC Social Club
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Craft Club 3 - 7.30pm – Wednesday 18th April 2012
SIDAC Social Club
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Craft Club 4 - 7.30pm – Wednesday 25th April 2012
SIDAC Social Club
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Craft Club 5 (Card Making) - 7.30pm – Wednesday 2nd May 2012
SIDAC Social Club
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May Meeting - 8th May - 7.30pm – Ramada Encore, Haydock
Speaker: Marjorie Holt – An Off Beat Record

Craft Club 6 - 7.30pm – Wednesday 9th May 2012
SIDAC Social Club
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Theatre Trip – 12th May – 8.00pm – The Lowry, Salford Quays
Murder on the Nile – For more information see here

Book Group – 7.30pm 16th May 2012
The Micklehead Pub (Function Room at far side of the restaurant)
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June Meeting - 12th June - 7.30pm – Ramada Encore, Haydock
Speaker: Carol Webster (Tyrers) – Clarin’s Demonstration

Abbeywood Garden Estate Visit – Sunday 1st July – 2-5pm
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July Meeting – 10th July- 7.30pm – Ramada Encore, Haydock
Speaker: Josephone Morris – Chocolate Demonstration

Book Group - 7.30pm 18th July 2012
Venue TBC
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August – No Meeting – Summer Break

September

September Meeting - 11th September - 7.30pm – Ramada Encore, Haydock
Speaker: Alpaca Experience - 
The owners of Harefield Water Garden give an insight into keeping a herd of Alpacas and wool production

Family Picnic - Sun 16 Sept, 2-5pm, meet at the bandstand (Weather permitting)
Victoria Park, Birchfield Road, Widnes, Cheshire WA8 7SU
Fun afternoon for WISH members and their families. Bring along any favourite outdoor games and your own picnic.

Book Group - 7.30pm 19th September 2012
The Micklehead Pub (Function Room at far side of the restaurant)
Discussing The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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Lancashire Federation of Women’s Institutes County Show 2012 (Celebrate Britain)

Wed 26/Thur 27 Sept (+ preview evening dinner Tue 25 Sept) – £4 ticket on the door

Garstang Country Hotel & Golf Club

An opportunity to enter a variety of baking and craft categories ranging from Floral Art through to greetings cards and Sugarcraft. For newby WI’ers there will also be a chance to enter a one-off ‘Novice’ section.

Confirmation of attendees & car-share arrangements to be agreed at September meeting.

October

Theatre Trip: Sat 6th October, 8pm - The Vagina Monologues

Parr Hall, Warrington - £19.50

Based on author Eve Ensler’s ‘Vagina Interviews’ conducted with women from all around the world, this hilariously witty and moving collection of tales give voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, brave and thoroughly human stories.

Pre-performance meal if desired

October Meeting - 9th October - 7.30pm – Ramada Encore, Haydock
Speaker: Gary Conley – Dream

Ex-miner Gary talks about the development and realisation of the Dream statue 

November

November Meeting - 13th November - 7.30pm – Ramada Encore, Haydock
Speaker: Tom Preston – Garswood Hall

The history of Garswood Hall, our very own Downton Abbey

December

Trip: Sat or Sun 1st/2nd December (TBC) - The Good Food Show Winter
Where: NEC, Birmingham
Cost: 10-19 people – approx. £20.25 + coach travel
About: Some of the UK’s best known celebrity chefs will cook up a storm during a celebration of seasonal food at the BBC Good Food Show Winter, this December at Birmingham NEC.

December Meeting - 11th December - 7.30pm – Ramada Encore, Haydock
Speaker: Pete Turner – Magician

Through the Eyes of a Magician. Magical demonstration and amazing illusions

Christmas party night – Friday 14th December – £25
Where: St Helens R.F.C., Langtree Park
About: Dine in the Premier or Players Lounge for a night of festive fun at Saints. Arrive from 7.30pm with Lounge bars open for guests. 3 course carvery served from 8.00pm and carriages at 1.00am.

See here for menu and further details.

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