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The Village People

If you thought we were all ‘Twinset and Pearls’, making cakes and jam whilst knitting and drinking tea THEN THINK AGAIN! We are all about FRIENDSHIP, FUN, FABULOUS FOOD (AND DRINK) AND LOTS OF LAUGHTER.  In 2018 we have a packed itinerary of events and activities including an update on the hugely successful and enjoyable ‘Taste of Nepal’ fundraising evening, a pub night/skittles at ‘The Gaggle of Geese’, BBQ, Mexican Train evening, visit to Brownsea Island, Octagon Theatre visit and the ‘occasional’ pub meal to name a few. As quite a few of these events and activities include partners, husbands, friends, family and residents of Buckland Newton and the surrounding villages, we have decided to advertise these under a new name: “The Village People”.   If you would be interested in joining us for any of the years events or would like more information please contact Amanda McKenna on 01300 345367 or email amandat62@outlook.com .
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Lydden Ladies Fashion Show.  Maree Pollard, Gillian Slade (Chair, Dorchester Friends of Julia’s  House), Jan Marpole, Jane Collins and Gill Nell with the presentation cheque - 12th November 2014

Provisional Programme for 2018

Friday 12th January, 7.30 pm, Village Hall.  Bubbles and Bites.  Contact Amanda on 01300 345367 Saturday 10th February, 7.30 pm.   Evening meal at The Rose and Crown, Longburton.  Could you let me know if you would like to come. I am presuming there will be at least 15 of us, so they have asked if we pre-order. The pub are sending me menus so I will e-mail everyone if you could let me have your choices by 2nd February please.   Contact Amanda on 01300 345367   Friday 16th March, 7.30 pm, Village Hall.  Nepal School Rebuild Project.  Where did your money go? Come and find out!  Following several weeks out there shovelling rubble by hand, Cath Newman, is giving an illustrated talk about her life changing experiences, followed by Questions and Answers and raffle.  Tickets £1.00 from the shop or Maree Pollard on 01300 345349.  Tickets include a ‘donations only’ bar. Free lucky ticket prize. The donations are for Cath to go back and continue with this project.    Wednesday 4th April, 7.30 pm.   Octagon Theatre Visit  -  ‘Grumpy Old Women’            Thursday 31st May.   The Gaggle of Geese Pub Night  (Skittles). Details to follow.   Wednesday 13th June.  Sculpture by the Lakes.  Details to follow.   Wednesday 11th July.   Unfortunately the Owl Sanctuary are unable to come that day so any other suggestions would be welcome.   Saturday 11th August – mid afternoon.  BBQ   -   at Bridget Baker’s  or the Village Hall if the weather lets us down.   Wednesday 12th September.   Brownsea Island Visit.  Details to follow; Penny Darbyshire to organise.   Saturday 13th October.  ‘Wine and Gin Tasting’ .  Charity Fundraiser for Marie Curie.   Saturday 17th November.  Mexican Train evening.                        December, date tba.   Xmas Meal, The Gaggle of Geese.