The badminton group meet every Wednesday between 2-4pm at the Rugeley Community Church on Burnthill Lane. We currently have a good membership but, having three courts there is always space and a big welcome for anyone who wishes to join us. Although there is a range of ability we all join in together so everyone can take part and have an enjoyable afternoon. Games are played in a suitably competitive but friendly spirit and there are enough experienced (old) players willing to help members improve their game. We all look forward to our social Wednesday afternoon to enjoy our sport and help us keep fit.
Keep Fit – Tuesday morning is the time a group of ladies enjoy their keep Fit time , led by Dani. Afterwards we do country dancing, led by Pat. We have a lot of fun going wrong. We all enjoy our morning, finishing off with tea, coffee and a good chat, putting the world to rights.
Tai Chi –Our friendly Tai Chi group benefits from a professional
tutor at a varying cost of £10 to £15 per (10) sessions. We meet
at Sheepfair for our tutor class, on Wednesday morning at 9.30am
to 10.30am and on Friday 2pm to 3pm, for our practice class.
Tai chi is a relaxing exercise for the mind & body. It helps to relieve
stress, improve balance, bone strength & mobility. We would
love to welcome new members but, we do have a full class at present.
We will review this in the near future, so please watch this
Activities in the Spotlight— Keep Fit
Tuesday morning is the time a group of ladies enjoy their keep Fit time , led by Dani. Afterwards we do country dancing, lead by Pat. We have a lot of fun going wrong. We all enjoy our morning, finishing off with tea, coffee and a good chat, putting the world to rights.
Tai Chi –Our friendly Tai Chi group benefits from a professional tutor at a varying cost of £10 to £15 per (10) sessions. We meet at Sheepfair for our tutor class, on Wednesday morning at 9.30am to 10.30am and on Friday 2pm to 3pm, for our practice class.
Tai chi is a relaxing exercise for the mind & body. It helps to relieve stress, improve balance, bone strength & mobility. We would love to welcome new members but, we do have a full class at present. We will review this in the near future, so please watch this space.
Yet another Year over to use the old cliché ‘Doesn’t time fly’!!’
Commencing this New Year 2018, the Phoenix Music Group will be
practising Old Time Musical songs, in preparation for a concert at
ST Paul’s Methodist/United Reformed Church Rugeley later this
year, proceeds of which go to the church and their charities. Last
years concert had an audience of around 80 who had a great
evening joining in with the singing.
Last November we led the Children’s Christmas lantern parade/
Service in the Market Square, Rugeley with Christmas carols
starting the build-up to Christmas.
In December we sang a mixture of carols & Christmas songs at
Sandra’s Sing a-long Phoenix party. Despite the severe winter
weather conditions those who managed to get there had a very
enjoyable, fun evening.
Our group has three new members join us recently, if you feel like
having a go at singing with us then you will be most welcome to join
us at Sheepfair Thursday mornings 10am—12noon.
Thanks to all the Music group for their hard work & support last
year and we wish all of the Phoenix members A Happy New Year.
Leader Chris Turner & Assistant Leader Linda Bell
We meet every Monday at 1.45 pm at Etching Hill Village Hall. People with every conceivable level of photography skill and experience turn up, so we learn from one another, Each week sees some sort of presentation or group exercise on a particular topic – how to use your camera, the basics of Photo-Shop, mounting your prints in frames and the like.
It’s enjoyable, it’s relaxed, it’s a social experience as well as an opportunity to build on your own photography skills. Don’t think for a moment that because you’ve not got the most expensive camera, or really don’t understand how to use it, that you’ll be embarrassed or unwelcome. You will be welcome and given whatever help you need. Just come and join the fun.
The day comes round again for our next line dance meet.
Where the music is so cheery it soon has us tapping our feet.
Each tune is very different from Good-time Girl to an Irish stew.
There’s a pretty Belinda and a Scooby Doo.
Sometimes the steps seems difficult and Hazel has to shout.
But we all get up anyway and help each other out,.
The hour passes quickly and we have all had fun.
Perhaps the only thing missing is a cuppa and a sticky bun.
Time for home so we take our chairs and put them away.
Look forward to next week, same time, same day.
We say our farewells make our way to the door.
Thinking of next week and more fun that’s for sure.
Monday Sequence Dance group meet every Monday, 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm. Friendly and very pleasant people attend. We do the older type of dances plus the old favourites and the more up to date ones that have just been released. if too ridicule they are dropped and move on to another one. And so for fifty pence, plus tea and biscuits it’s a good afternoons entertainment. If you have any questions please contact the group leader.
Wednesday 10.30, are you free?
Why not come to Art and see.
What you can paint or draw or learn.
You may be quite surprised in turn.
Pablo Picasso you may not be.
But help is always there for free.
With open arms we’ll welcome you.
Maybe bring a friend or two.
For more details contact Pat Clee
On June 29th members & friends enjoyed a fantastic trip to London to see ‘The Girls’, a musical based on ‘The Calendar Girls’. We laughed and cried at the twists and turns of the story and the wonderful cast earned every moment of the standing ovation they received. Thanks must go to Middleton’s for their excellent organisation of the day. The show will be on tour next year… Catch it if you can!
We are now looking for our next production. Please let Moira or Joy know if there is something you would like to see.
Moira and Joy
Our friendly group has been busy this year. WE handed over 24 ‘twiddlemuffs’, to the M.A.S.E. group, (a wonderful free support group for people with dementia and their carers).
At Easter we made lots of lovely blooms for a ‘curtain of poppies’, to be exhibited next year in Wales. Each poppy represents a person from the UK who perished in world war 1, so there is a lot of knitting to do!
We meet a Sheepfair on Thursday afternoon from 2pm – 4pm and you can bring any craft.. not just knitting.
Give us a try!