What’s on at Marston Green Library in September
WW1 Exhibition. A reminder that a combined exhibition by Bickenhill Parish Council and Marston Green Infants Academy to commemorate WW1 will be on display until Saturday, September 20.
Solihull Striders & Strollers starting from Marston Green Library every other Monday. Contact Library for details of future dates. The free walks in Marston Green area are led by a trained volunteer. No need to book, just turn up. Tea and coffee will be available afterwards. All age groups are welcome. Meet at 10.15am for a 10.30am departure. Walks last up to an hour. The routes are mostly flat, even and accessible to all participants regardless of physical ability. The walks are suitable for everyone but if you are unsure, please come along and find out more details. The volunteer will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Volunteers Wanted! We are looking for volunteer ICT buddies. Do you have spare time, good communication, listening skills and the ability to explain simple technical terms used in computing? We are looking for someone to deliver one-to-one coaching by helping to support library users to upgrade or improve their ICT skills. Contact the library for more details.
Storytime for under 5s…Monday, September 1, 8,15, 22, & 29. – 2.30pm-3.00pm. Half an hour of stories, rhymes, songs and colouring. No need to book
Councillor Advice Surgery….Saturday, September 6, 10.30am-12.00pm
Drop in service for advice and information
Marston Green Police Beat Surgery
Saturday September 27, 10.00am-11.00pm
Drop in service for advice and information on local issues
Knit & Natter…the next meeting will be Saturday September 27 , 10.00am-12.00pm. Everyone is welcome.
Reading Café. Thursday September 27, 10.30am-12.00pm, The theme is ‘Silver Years’– Everyone is welcome. Have a chat over coffee (or tea) about authors’ books or anything else! Free to attend.
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Marston Green Village Diary – a community diary to inform local people of what is happening in the village. Please record your club/society meeting dates or your special community events .Drop in or e mail details as below.
For any further information please contact staff at Marston Green Library, Land Lane, Marston Green, B37 7DQ, Tel: 0121 779 2131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Marston Green Evergreens are holding a Coffee Morning on Tuesday, September 23 in the Parish Hall in aid of the Macmillan Nurses from 10am to 12 noon. It is open to non-members. If anyone would like to donate cakes it would be very welcome. Contact Mike Taylor (779 4506.
The Trustees of the Parish Hall are seeking a new treasurer and booking clerk. The treasurer would be responsible for sending out invoices, paying bills and keeping the books. The booking clerk would be responsible for taking all bookings, showing the hall to any new hirers and passing information to the treasurer for invoicing. Both posts carry an honorarium, but not a salary. Anyone interested in either of these posts should contact Anne Dunkley (779 4254) or Margret Wilden (779 2196).
Maxstoke Church is presenting Maxstoke Remembers, a WW1 themed evening at Maxstoke Castle on Saturday, September 6 from 5pm. There will be music, drama and fireworks and you are invited to take your own picnic. Tickets priced £20 can be bought through Richard King (01675 462740).
Marston Green & District Lions Club has again been busy in the community. At the beginning of August a collection and Lions awareness day was held in Asda and raised £120 for the club’s charities. Members also helped with the World War 1 Commemoration at the Garden of memory on August 3, by providing marshalls for the event.
If you would like to join the club as a full member, please call Heather Lee on 0121 682 6485 or Bob Jones on 0121 788 8870, or visit the website: http://www.marstongreenlions.org.uk for further information.
The Marston Green Marie Curie Support Group is delighted to be able to Pay for a Day for the second time this year, our last ‘Day’ being on Mothering Sunday. Since April the group has collected over £10,000, again due to tremendous support from the local community and businesses. The airside collection over the Easter holiday period at Birmingham Airport raised £4,400 and the recent Blooming Great Tea Party a further £2,400. That, together with donations and other activities such as supermarket collections, means that the group is able to fund the £7,321 do pay for a day’s care at the hospice.
Without local community support Marston Green Fundraising Group would not be as successful as it is in raising funds to help the West Midlands Hospice in Solihull. The second Pay for a Day is dedicated to them as a way of acknowledging their support.
The next event is a quiz in the Parish Hall on Saturday, October 25, starting at 7.30. Tickets, which can be obtained from Ian, 684 0707 or Linda, 779 4787, are £7.50 and includes a fish and chip supper.
The Revd Denise Jones, who with her husband Nigel, attended St Leonard’s before both were ordained, was licensed to the post of Assistant Priest SSM at Christ Church, South Yardley, on August 11. Several members of St Leonard’s attended the service and Denise spoke of the encouragement and friendship she received when in this parish.