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Big Thank You

A HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed to the Christmas Social Event on Sunday. We raised a massive £778.10 for Edinburgh Royal ICU and had a good bit of chat at the same time.

Thanks to the Community Council for funding the purchase of the gazebo (now available for anyone in the community to borrow for a small fee) and the lights. Admittedly the solar-powered lights are not very bright, but the rechargeable strip light is better.

Thanks to all the artists for their beautiful art, to Jimmie and Murray Thomson for installing the art-boards and to Niall and Sarah Donaldson for storing the art boards, and transporting them by forklift truck to the hall!

Thanks to Liz for making all that delicious soup and juggling trays of sausage rolls and mince pies in the kitchen. Thanks to Elaine and Norma for sterling work on the raffle – there may be a raffle prize making its way to you in the near future. Thanks to Anne and Phillip for creating a little taste of a continental Christmas with their mulled wine stall, and thanks to our fabulous young musicians and DJs ( and their roadies.)

So that’s it for another year – this is the-one-who-was-running-around-like-a-headless-chicken signing off.

Happy Christmas!

 

Garvald Kids’ Christmas Party

Sunday 19th December
3-5pm Funny and free santa claus clipartGarvald Village Hall

There will be a selection of crafts and games, a baby mat with toys etc for the littlest ones, snack and a visit from a very special someone.

*(Please remember to bring a small, wrapped, well labelled gift for each child you are bringing to the party, for Santa’s sack).

If you would like to donate a small plate of sharing food to the snack, please contact Viki or Gemma (or use the contact form, below) and let us know what you are planning to bring so we can make sure we have a selection.

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    A Garvald Village Christmas

    Continuing the tradition which we started last year, there will be an outdoor Christmas Social event on

    Sunday 5th December between 4.30 pm and 6.30 pm

    • Start off with a wander through the Village Hall admiring the artwork on display…..see below….
    • Buy loads of tickets for the Christmas raffle in aid of Edinburgh Royal Infirmary ICU
    • Collect your soup and sausage roll from the kitchen – a bargain at £3 per adult
    • Stroll out to the orchard to eat them and sit under the solar-powered fairy lights ( we’re doing our bit for the climate!) while listening to music provided by the youngsters.
    • They’ll be playing in our fancy new gazebo
    • Enjoy a glass of mulled wine, a mince pie and a good chat
    • Wear your Santa hats, antlers, fairy lights, tinsel and wrap up warm
    • Celebrate outrageously when you win some bubble-bath
    • And if that’s not enough you can even wind up with a visit to the Garvald Inn

    It would be ideal to get some numbers in advance. Please put your soup money in an envelope and deliver to Anne at The Old School with a note of how many in your family group are coming. PLEASE try to let us know by 3rd December. Or else complete the contact form on the website.

    Now about that artwork – we have contacted some local artists who will put up some art……but we would like as many children/fun-loving adults as possible to paint/draw/build with Lego/construct with junk/write a poem/make a Christmas card – whatever you like – and bring it to the hall on 4th December between 10 am and 12 noon . Every artist will be rewarded with a chocolate Santa…..irresistible!

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      Wreath making workshop 28th November – last spaces!

      If you would like to join the Christmas wreath-making workshop now is the time to book as there are only a few spaces left! This will take place on Sunday 28th November 2-4.30pm.
      Tickets: £15per person, max 20 people. Some materials (hoops, baubles, greenery) will be provided, plus mulled wine/mince pies. If you have greenery and decorations you want to use please bring along – there will also be also a chance to buy some decorations to add to your creations. As spaces are limited please BOOK your place in advance by dropping £15 in to Elaine and Malcolm at Whitelaws. Please give your name and contact email so that we can confirm arrangements nearer the time.
      Jo (685) on behalf of GHS Cttee

      Christmas Theatre Trip

      Update on bookings

      Morham bus – fully booked
      Garvald bus – 4 spaces remaining

      We also have 5 tickets that are for people who wish to make their own way to the theatre.

      It may be possible to upgrade to a larger bus for Garvald and Morham Loanhead (Not Morham Mainshill due to the narrow bridge). Please message me on the form below if you are unable to book the tickets you need). DEADLINE 12th November.

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      SUNDAY 12th December 2021

      CHRISTMAS DINNER at Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, 1:30pm (buses leave at noon)

      BOOKING DEADLINE 12th November 1pm.

      Due to funding from the Crystal Rig Community Windfarm, Garvald and Morham Community Council are able to organise this trip once again.

      Including return coaches – one from each of Garvald and Morham – (noon – approx. 4pm)

      Tickets £6 per person
      Book here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/garvald-and-morham-christmas-theatre-trip-tickets-192232621947

      Please contact us, using the contact form at the bottom of this post, for the password.

      All families must be Garvald and Morham Ward residents. Map here.

      About the show – https://lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/production/christmas-dinner 


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        Wreath making workshop 28th November

        Continuing the decorated doors day theme the Garvald Horticultural Society has arranged a Christmas wreath making workshop. This will take place on Sunday 28th November 2-4.30pm in the village hall.
        Tickets: £15per person, max 20 people. Some materials (hoops, baubles, greenery) will be provided, plus mulled wine/mine pies. If you have greenery and decorations you want to use please bring along. As spaces are limited please BOOK your place in advance by dropping £15 in to Elaine and Malcolm at Whitelaws. Please give your name and contact email so that we can confirm arrangements nearer the time.
        If your Christmas door is drab – don’t delay!
        Jo (685) on behalf of GHS Cttee

         

        Christmas Theatre Trip

        SUNDAY 12th December 2021

        CHRISTMAS DINNER at Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, 1:30pm 

        BOOKING DEADLINE 12th November 1pm.

        Due to funding from the Crystal Rig Community Windfarm, Garvald and Morham Community Council are able to organise this trip once again.

        Including return coaches – one from each of Garvald and Morham – (noon – approx. 4pm)

        Tickets £6 per person
        Book here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/garvald-and-morham-christmas-theatre-trip-tickets-192232621947

        Please contact us, using the contact form at the bottom of this post, for the password.

        All families must be Garvald and Morham Ward residents. Map here.

        COVID statement

        Joining this trip is your own decision. The coach company and the Theatre have regulations in place that you are expected to adhere to. Please note masks must be worn on coaches and in the theatre. No social distancing is built in. Please be considerate to your friends and neighbours throughout the trip.

        About the show – https://lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/production/christmas-dinner 

        CHRISTMAS DINNER
        By Robert Alan Evans
        Directed by Gill Robertson

        Age suitability 5+ years. No interval.

        After a horrible year, stage hand Lesley has decided that Christmas should be cancelled. The only festive joy she wants is the turkey sandwich in her lunch box. So she is shutting down the theatre, turning off the lights, packing up the glitter curtains, the giant beanstalk, the fake snow and going home to have dinner alone…

        But as the bells of St Cuthbert’s strike twelve, it seems the theatre has other ideas… from the back of the costume cupboard, a troupe of festive spirits emerge with an absolute sack full of festive cheer. Is this the last thing Lesley needs? Or can this strange Christmas Gang and their stories help her feel the magic of Christmas again?

        Join us for a feast of fun for everyone (even Lesley!) and make The Lyceum Christmas magic part of your family celebration this year.

        Christmas Dinner is a Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Catherine Wheels Theatre Company co-production.


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