Category Archives: Events

SHOW SUNFLOWER SEEDS – READY TO PLANT

Any children (over 5’s) plus teens wanting to plant dwarf sunflowers to enter into the Village Show – I’ve popped the seeds (variety ‘Baby Face’) in the Hall noticeboard. Please help yourself. They need to be planted April/early May. I’ll put cress seeds (for Under 5’s – cress heads) there as well, but they don’t need planted until much nearer the Show.

PLANT SALE – a reminder that this will take place Saturday 18th May, 2pm outside the Hall.

Thanks, Jo

Garvald & Morham Community Ladies’ Cheese & Wine Night – Friday 3rd May

The next Ladies’ Supper will be a CHEESE AND WINE NIGHT on Friday 3rd May at 7pm in the Garvald Stables. We would love to see some of our neighbours from the wider community come along, too!

What to bring along:

  • One or two cheeses to share
  • Something to accompany cheese such as crackers or chutney, etc.
  • Your chosen wine or other drink
  • A knife to cut the cheese
  • A plate
  • a glass

See you there!

Lucy’s Place: Wild Swim Event – Apply by 12th April 2024

Thank you to all that applied to the Lucy’s Place coastal geology walk. We are delighted by the response and the event is now closed to applications. 
 
Excited to announce our next free community well-being meet is a wild swim at Whiteadder reservoir.  Wild swimming has be found to have significant benefits to health and well-being. Whiteadder reservoir’s clear, fresh waters is an ideal place for a swim or a dip. Wetsuits are available if required and you will be safely supported by a kayaker and a rescue boat so you can simply relax and enjoy your time with a lovely group of people. There will also be an opportunity after the swim for a warm shower and a hot chocolate in the club house. 
 
This event is delivered by partners at Whiteadder Watersports Trust whom are experienced and trained Watersports instructors. They are also fabulous people that are hugely supportive and encouraging. 
 
Thanks to Crystal Rigg Community Fund and Garvald Community Council, the event is free and spaces are prioritised for anyone engaged in psychological therapy to improve their mental well-being and/or anyone living in Garvald and Morham ward. This event is however open to all to apply. Wider communities are invited to give a donation of whatever they can afford.
If you are interested in taking part then we must receive a completed an application. These are available at Carfrae Farm shop and Beech and Birch. Electronic applications are available by clicking on the link, below, or on request from info@lucysplace.org. Applications need to be received at least two weeks prior to the specific activity. The deadline for this activity is 12th April 2024. Places are limited so please get your application in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. You will be contacted shortly after the deadline to confirm your place, discuss any health concerns you’ve highlighted and explain kit for the day. This is to ensure everyone gets the most from the activity.
 

Lucys place CIC is a holistic wellbeing service founded and run by Dr Lucy Abraham, Consultant Clinical Psychologist. It offers private Clinical Psychology and evidence based psychological therapy both face to face in our Haddington clinic or online. These paid-for services, combined with charity monies, fund complementary well-being activities in the outdoors. Follow us @Lucy’s Place on Facebook or instagram for more information or visit our website at Lucysplace.org.

We hope to see you there

Lucy

Yoga Taster Sessions – Garvald Village Hall

By way of introduction, I have been practising vinyasa and other styles of yoga for several years. In mid-June 2024 I should complete a 200+ hour yoga teacher training course, after which it would be my intention to establish regular yoga classes in Garvald Village hall, if there were a demand for that.  In advance of that and to assess levels of interest I am proposing to run a number of taster sessions during April.  These will be free of charge.

The taster sessions are provided on the basis it is understood I am still a trainee teacher, two thirds of the way through my course, but I do have insurance cover in place.

It would be helpful for planning purposes if people could let me know if they are likely to attend and which class by using the contact form at the bottom of this post. Come along even if you don’t get around to that.

Kirsty

Proposed classes dates and times:

Monday 15th April: Chair Yoga – 10.45 to 11.45.

This class is open to all but is particularly suitable for people who find it difficult to get up and down off the floor. Loose/comfortable clothing should be worn to allow for movement. Please bring a mat if you have one (to stop chair sliding).

If there is sufficient interest further classes will be scheduled for 22nd and 29th April, as part of the taster package.

Tuesday 16th April: Beginners yoga – 6pm to 7pm.

This would normally be taught in a block of 6/8 weeks, focusing on learning basic poses, transitions, and alignments. Please bring your own mat.

If there is sufficient interest a further class will be scheduled for 23rd April, as part of the taster package.

Tuesday 30th April: Vinyasa yoga class – 6pm to 7pm.

Designed for people with some experience of yoga. Vinyasa Yoga is a practice where you smoothly transition from pose to pose, linking movement with breath. It is often referred to as yoga “flow”. You can expect to build strength and flexibility. Please bring your own mat.

If there is sufficient interest further taster sessions of this class can be scheduled in June.

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    Garvald Craft Group – Introduction to Watercolours

    The next taster session is on 11th April 2024 between 7pm and 9pm in Garvald Village Hall.

    The tutor is Leigh Roberts (see link for further details), and the taster is an introduction to watercolours. There are still a few places left so use the contact form, below, if you want to join in:

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      Lucy’s Place: Coastal Geology Walk – applications due by this weekend

      Only a few days to go to submit applications to join the free Lucy’s Place CIC coastal geology walk!
      We start Lucy’s Place 2024 well-being community meets on Sunday 14th April with a coastal geology walk along the beautiful East Lothian Coast. You will be guided by Dr Richard Phillips. Richard has an academic background as a lecturer in Structural Geology and  Geohazards and will share his knowledge and expertise of the local geology. White Sands offers the most extensive limestone outcrops in the central belt. We will take a short walk from White Sands to Barns Ness and step back over 300 million years to a time of coral reefs, lagoons and coal-forming forests. Lots of opportunity for fossil hunting and a good spot for a picnic!
      Geology walks such as this have positive impacts on health and well-being. It is a form of mindfulness activity in that you are bringing your awareness to the natural environment in the present moment. You can let the worries and stresses of the day float away and bring your attention to the world around you. It will also increase knowledge, sense of achievement and above all it will be fun!
      If you are interested in taking part please complete an application. These are available at Carfrae Farm shop and Beech and Birch. Electronic applications are available on request from info@lucysplace.org . Alternatively, you can download from the link at the bottom of this post (below the poster).
      Applications need to be received at least two weeks prior to the specific activity. The deadline for this activity is therefore 31st March 2024. Please get your application in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
      We hope to see you there.

      SEED EXCHANGE AND PLANT SALE

      Seed Exchange – Saturday 6th April, 3-4pm

      Plant Sale – Saturday 18th May, 2pm

      If you have spare seeds (in date!), or even seedlings, come and swap them over a cuppa in the hall. I’ll also have the seeds for the Kids categories in the Show.

      Further ahead, we’ll be having another Plant Sale with proceeds once again going to the hall.

      Jo & Malcolm GHS (committee)

      Garvald and Morham Community Ladies’ Supper – Friday 3rd MAY (not April!)

      The Ladies’ Supper will be taking a break for Easter so the next one will be the first Friday in May.

      The next Ladies’ Supper will be on Friday 3rd May at 7pm in the Garvald Stables. We would love to see some of our neighbours from the wider community come along, too!

      Just a wee reminder of what to bring along:

      • A dish to share
      • Cutlery
      • Plate
      • Bowl for pudding
      • Glass
      • Whatever you like to drink
      • Something to serve your dish with

      See you there!

      In case you missed it…. more chances to find out about energy at home

      In follow up to our Low Carbon Communities event, Changeworks will be hosting an online information session for anyone who may have missed their series of local community events, This will be held online on 27th March at 6pm
      Sign up here – https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/changeworks/t-qjgrmmv.

      They are also hosting an online quiz where you can learn more about saving energy and be entered to win a £100 voucher. You can also sign up to receive a small pack of energy saving measures if eligible at the end of the quiz.
      Quiz open for two weeks: Home Heating competition – Changeworks