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Vacancy for Musical Director We are saddened to announce that Helen Smith, who has been our Musical Director for the last 17 years, is relocating to Warwickshire and hence, Penn Singers is seeking to appoint a new Musical Director for October 2017. Penn Singers is a well-established choir which recently celebrated its 70th anniversary. We are a mixed choir of 70 members with a reputation for a good standard of performance. The choir has a varied repertoire of classical, religious, popular, folk and songs from the shows. The choir rehearses on a Monday evening at Penn United Reformed Church, Wolverhampton. The applicant will ideally have had experience with a mixed choir and have knowledge of appropriate repertoire as well as being able to demonstrate singing techniques and good teaching skills. The ability to work in harmony with the choir and its well-organised, enthusiastic and supportive committee is essential as is his/her ability to plan a well-structured, themed concert programme. We are looking for an enthusiastic MD who will be committed to the long-term development of the choir. Remuneration will be by arrangement and agreement. For application details and further information please contact: Anita Morris, 29 School Road, Wombourne, Staffs, WV5 9DZ Tel: 01902 897545 Email: anitam29@aol.com or visit our website. Closing date for applications is September 11th.

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August in the Garden During what will hopefully be a hot and sunny August make sure that your tubs and baskets are watered daily. It’s best to do it first thing in the morning or in the evening to avoid scorching leaves. Remember to liquid-feed weekly. Dead-heading regularly will encourage the formation of new flower buds which should take you through well into autumn if we don’t get any early frosts. Tomatoes and cucumbers need water regularly during hot weather, preferably in the morning. This keeps the atmosphere humid and stops the plants being damp overnight which can cause problems with mildew and botrytis, particularly with cucumbers. Make sure greenhouses are well ventilated on warm days. Once tomato plants are as tall as you want them, take out the growing point one leaf above the last truss of fruit. Continue to sow salad crops – small amounts fortnightly for a continuous supply. Pick runner beans regularly to encourage further cropping and keep plants moist so beans are tender. Going into August it’s time to start trimming hedges. Use secateurs on large leaved plants such as Laurels to save mutilating foliage. Cut out the old fruited stems from raspberries, blackcurrants and gooseberries once the fruit is picked. Autumn-fruiting raspberries should be covered with netting to stop the birds taking the fruit – the older canes of these can then be pruned out during the winter months. Plant seed potatoes in tubs in July and August to get a crop of new potatoes for Christmas. Remember they’ll need frost protection once the winter frosts appear in November and December. If you want hyacinths in flower for Christmas, make sure they’re planted in bowls by mid-September. Place them somewhere in the dark and cool and bring out once the shoots are 3cm tall. Ann Winwood- Lelans Garden Centre

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Lighting R Us: So Much Room For Choice At Lighting R Us, we know that planning a lighting layout for each room of the house is absolutely essential. Each room has its own individual style and size, as well as having its own individual purpose. For example, you wouldn’t light your bathroom in the same way you would light your bedroom. Have a look at our mini guide below, so you can illuminate your space with style, quality, and practicality. Bedroom: Most people’s favourite room in the whole house. It’s our chill zone and a personal space that we truly make our own. The number of things you can do with lighting in your bedroom is Awarded Franchisee Need Your Oven, AGA of the year 2016 endless. Our favourites for the bedroom are ultra-modern recessed spotlights, dimmable of course. As well as funky wall reading lights above the bedside tables. or Range Gleaming? Living Room: The living room is probably the most important room in the house as it comes with Need An Oven, AGA or Range Gleaming? Now I can clean all your Domestic White Goods too! so many purposes. We sink into the sofa after a long day, we snuggle and watch television, we curl up with a magazine or book, or even as a social hotspot. The list is endless. You want to be able to change the mood of your living room with the flick of a switch. Which is why our favourites for the living room are flush fittings for ambience, along with a big floor lamp in an empty corner. For sofa side, go for matching table lamps. Not to mention, use recessed spotlights for bookshelves and alcoves, to create depth and drama. Dining Room: The dining room is just as much of a social hotspot as the living room. So, whether you use it purely for dinner time with the family, playing games, having a drink with friends, hosting dinner parties etc. you need a light that’s bright enough for its purpose, as well as creating the perfect mood-lighting balance for when you want to set the tone over a romantic dinner. Our favourites feature a chandelier or statement pendant over the table, with matching wall lights. Kitchen: Here at Lighting R Us we’d be right in saying that the kitchen is the one room where we carry out most of our important daily tasks. Either way, you will need good lighting in your kitchen and lots of it. We’re not quite talking the scale of Blackpool Illuminations, but enough so you can see what you’re chopping when preparing food. One ceiling light isn’t going to do the trick as it does not source enough light to brighten up every workspace that is involved in the kitchen. We recommend recessed spotlights or track lighting for ambience and under-cabinet recessed spotlights for task lighting. Or perhaps go for that extra-contemporary touch with LED strips. Another firm favourite is placing pendants over kitchen islands. Home Office: Lighting up your study or home office takes a lot more thought than you’d initially think. You need to ensure you decrease the risk of glare and eyestrain when staring at computer screens or reading and writing. Thankfully, we like to keep study lighting simple. Cluster spotlights with pivoting heads are good for ambience and you can never go wrong with a good old desk lamp. Hallway: The hallway is the first room of the house your guests will see when walking through the door, so why not wow them with an impressive lighting layout? By using a decorative ceiling light and matching wall lights, the eyes won’t know where to look. Our forever favourite for the hallway is our Tiffany collection. Bathroom: The bathroom is a generically well-lit room in your house, one of the brightest of them all. For the bathroom, we recommend recessed spotlights on the ceiling, in cabinets and along plinths, or even a flush fitting. All IP44+ rated of course. Outdoor: Outdoor lights are very practical nowadays because they are so multi-functional. Our favourites are PIR wall lights for security, spike lights embedded in bushes and flowerbeds, bollards to structure pathways and finally, drive-over lights for the drive or patio.

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What’s On? Perton Craft Club Every Thursday a.m. from 9.30 till 12. Free. Bring your own craft. Learn new skills from other members. Some talks and demos. Church At Perton All welcome to join us at 10am each Sunday, including activities for children. The church is open 10am3.30pm Mon-Friday for any who appreciate a place of peace and quiet. Saturdays 10.30-12pm “Places of Welcome” coffee morning, all welcome to drop in. 2nd Sundays 6.30pm “The Gathering” - a quiet, reflective hour 2nd Mondays 9.30am “Teddy Bears” for pre-school children and carers 3rd Mondays 3.30pm “Messy Church” with craft, games, bible and a meal for all the family Mondays & Wednesdays - 9am, Prayers for information about other children, youth and other activities and groups, please see the website: www.churchatperton.net Little Sandowners Mothers and Toddlers Meet 10-11.30am on Wednesdays at Sandown First School term time only. Contact 01902 742686 Perton First School - Little Ducklings Toddlers Meet 9.30-11am on Tuesdays term time only. Come along with your little ones and enjoy a time to play, a cuppa, homemade cake and a chat. Contact Mrs Cartwright via the school office 01902 750006 Perton & District Diabetes Support (PADDS) We are a support group for people with diabetes and we meet the first Sat of each month in the Wrottesley Room at Perton Library 10am - 12pm Contact details if you require any information about the group are: padds@staffs.uk.net 07467 124 687 Acorn Club - Parent & Toddler Group Meet in Lakeside Hall, Perton Centre every Thursday from 10am-11.15am. Contact Nicky Bamber 01902 753595 1st Perton Scouts, Cubs, Beavers Group Chairman Doug Barrett 07840 990 584 Beaver waiting list Sue Cartwright 01902 757844 Perton Women’s Institute Perton Library 3rd Tuesday 7.30pm Julia Hewitt Tel: 01902 756415 Perton Gardening Club Meet on the fourth Thursday of the month at Perton Library at 7pm except June, July and August when we visit gardens. For full details of the club’s programme please contact Fred O’Leary on 01902 758140 or John Hobbs on 07951475116 or visit our new webtsite at www.pertongardeningclub.btck.co.uk Perton Walk and Talk Short walk and talk health-based walks every Tuesday morning leaving Perton Library at 10.30am. Please be 15 minutes early –form filling- for your first walk. More details from the Health and Wellbeing Team on 01902 696683 Email localities@sstaffs.gov.uk Day Care Centre Church at Perton Tuesday and Thursday Maureen Worley Tel: 01902 755711 Whist Club Perton Centre Mondays 7.30pm -10pm Pick-up available Perton Townswomen’s Guild Perton Centre 1st Wednesday 7.30pm Sylvia Harley Tel: 01902 754002 South Staffs Village Transport Jan Summers Tel: 01902 742108

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Tel: 01902 745801 Mobile: 07801 543199 Perton and Codsall Utd FC. We are an FA Charter Standard Club playing in the Bilston League and training at Perton Middle School Managers, Coaches and Players required Contact Club Secretary Mark Reeves 07813 696 892 www.pertonandcodsallutd.com Perton Friendship Club Join us at Community Centre, Perton Wednesdays 2-4pm Mike Law (Chairman) P. M. Rogers (Sec) 07851 036813 Wild About Perton Wildlife walk 1st Saturday of every month starting at 2pm from Perton Library. Walks last 2-2 ½ hours, using public footpaths. We don’t walk fast but take our time to see Perton’s wonderful wildlife. For details contact Keith Elder 01902 754245 wildaboutperton@ live.co.uk Perton Girlguides We run 1 Rainbow Unit for girls aged 5-7, 2 Brownie Units for girls aged 7-10 and 1 Guide Unit for girls aged 10-14. If you are interested in joining any of the above sections, just go to Join Us at www.girlguiding.org. uk, where you can put your daughter’s name on the waiting list of the unit you are interested in. “Knit & Purl” Perton Ladies Knitting Circle meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month in the New Room, Civic Centre, Perton from 7pm - 9pm. Contact Gillian on 07946 861057 or www.knitandpurl.btck.co.uk FC Perton—Junior Football Club. Under 10s to Under 16s. All players welcome. FA Qualified Coaching and matches in the Bilston Partnership Youth Fooball League. Contact: Paul Chapman(Chairman) 01902 750228 Dave Cartwright(Secretary) 01902 750600 www.fcperton.co.uk

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Tel: (01902) 741510 Mobile: 07850 399054 The Central Orchid Society Meet at Perton Library, Severn Drive, WV6 7QU, on the last Saturday of most months, from 2.00 to 4.00 p.m Further information, please contact John Spires on 01902 759640 South Staffordshire Citizens Advice – Perton The Community Centre, Church Road, WV6 7PD Drop-in session every Wednesday 9.30am – 3pm Free, confidential and impartial advice on issues including welfare benefits, debt, employment, housing, consumer rights, and family issues. Adviceline tel: 03444 111 444 Perton Library Contact Perton Library on (01902) 755794 or at perton.library@staffordshire.gov.uk Baby Yoga-fun & fitness (6 weeks to crawling) Good for colic, sleep, muscle tone & bonding 10.15am to 11.15am Thursdays Contact Michele on 07970 731174 Toddler Yoga-fun & fitness (crawling to 2 ½ years) Good for sleep, flexibility, digestion & bonding 11.30am to 12.30pm Thursdays Contact Michele on 07970 731174 Baby Bounce and Rhyme – Every Wednesday 9.15am - 9.45am Term Time Only - Free Parents, carers and minders! If you’ve got a little one with you, come along to BB&R for a session of singing and rhymes! ICT courses Mondays for 6 weeks Times and prices may vary. ICT courses covering all topics and for all abilities are run at Perton Library throughout the year. Ask a member of staff or call on 01902755794 for course availability. Adult Reading Group - First Friday of every month 3.45pm - 4.45pm - Free. If you fancy yourself well read and want to share your favourites or just want to try something new, then our monthly reading group is just the place for you! Perton Library Astronomy Group - Third Thursday of each month 19:00-Late FREE! Come share knowledge and learn about the many wonders of the universe and how much you can learn and do from your own gardens. No experience necessary! Warhammer 40K Club Every Saturday 10:00-13:00 FREE! If you’re a veteran player or even just a novice, come along to our weekly games club! All equipment and boards supplied with house armies on request, but feel free to bring your own! Outings Group For details of outings and to reserve your place please phone Brenda Tyler 01902 844616 Bilston Probus Club, retired men and women, meet at 10.30 am at Perton Park Golf Club on the fourth Tuesday of every month to enjoy speakers, as well as various trips and activities throughout the year. New members welcome. Contact John Newill on 01902 762332

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Tettenhall & Tettenhall Wood The Computer Hub at Tettenhall Wood Institute Over 60? Have problems with laptops, tablets, mobile phones or other electronic gadgets? Would you like to learn how to go online shopping, send emails or just improve your skills? We are here to help. Monday 2-4pm, Wednesday 2-4pm and Thursday 2-4pm Call Mike on 01902 762 693 for further details or just come along to a free session (press bell number 3) Welcome Café Parish Centre, Upper Street, Tettenhall. Open Mondays 10am to 12noon. Tea, Coffee, Biscuits, Teackaes, Toast and company. Bring & Buy and cards. All proceeds to charity. All welcome. OAP Snooker Club Tettenhall Wood Institute Meet Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 1pm-4.30pm New members welcome Call Brian 01902 755863 Tettenhall and District WI We welcome any new members to come and join us at any of the meetings. We meet every second Monday of the month at the United Reformed Church Tettenhall at 7 30pm. For more information please email Heather on teachermacey@hotmail.com Christ Church, Tettenhall Wood Sunday 8.00am Holy Communion Sunday 11.00am Parish Communion or Sunday Praise (1st Sundays) Thursday 9.30am Holy Communion Christ Church is normally open midweek for quiet reflection Tuesday 1.30pm - 3.30pm ‘Place of Welcome’. Open to everyone so please drop in. Friday 1.00pm Little Angels (parent/toddler group) Jubilee Rooms at Christ Church available for hire Contact parish office 01902 238988 info@christchurchtettenhallwood.co.uk Tettenhall and District Women’s Institute Meet every 2nd Monday at The United Reformed Church Mount Road Tettenhall at 7 30 pm new members welcome for more information contact Tina on 07976 779 598 Upper Tettenhall Friendship Club For Ladies & Gents over 60 meet Tuesdays in room behind Library in Upper Tettenhall. Contact Margaret 01902 897368 or Janet 01902 754003 Wightwick Ladies Coffee Club We have been a Club in the area for 50 years and we are looking for new members. If you are interested in spending a morning in good company, enjoying a cup ofcoffee followed by an interesting Speaker, please join us. We meet at The Mount Hotel, Mount Rd. Tettenhall Wood on the first Tuesday in the month at 10.30am Further details 01902 757 375 Tettenhall Tennis Club The family-friendly Tennis Club in the heart of Tettenhall on Danescourt Road. Great courts, great coaching and great welcome! Find out more: www. tettenhalltennisclub.co.uk; @TettTennis. Enquiries to Simon Fellows, Club Coach 07527 479809 Sugar ‘n’ Spice Girls Activity Club Girls activity group meet Wednesdays 6.45 – 9pm at Claregate Pavillion, Claregate Park age 9-16. Contact Iris Rollason 01902 829633 after 2pm. Website: http://www.sugarnspice.org.uk Toddler Reading and Rhymes Tettenhall Library, St Michaels Parish Centre, Upper Street - Every Friday 10.15-10.45am Tettenhall Townswomen’s Guild Meet at The Claregate First Monday in the month at 2.15pm except Bank Holidays Second Monday Contact Mrs I. Peters Tel: 01902 756793

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Tettenhall Amateur Players (TAP) Rehearse every Monday and Thursday at The United Reformed Church Hall, Mount Road, Tettenhall Wood, 7:30pm to 9:30pm. We are a new and dynamic drama group which is made up of ‘old hands’ and ‘newbies’! New members very welcome. We aim to put on two productions a year; one in November and another in the spring. Contact: Deborah on 01902 744033 or check out our facebook page which is regularly updated. Friday Afternoon Bridge Tettenhall Wood Institute 2-4.30pmTel: 01902 757638 Wolverhampton and Tettenhall Hockey Club Training held at Wolverhampton Grammar School Men - Wednesday night 6:30pm - 8:30pm Ladies - Thursday night 7pm - 9pm Further details info@wolverhamptonhockeyclub.org.uk Wolverhampton Brass Band Rehearsals at Kings School, Tettenhall every Thursday 7.30 - 9.30pm. Further details contact 01902 752091 Tettenhall Writers’ Group Meet once a month on first Saturday 10.30-12.30pm at Tettenhall Library. Vacancies for new members Contact Sue Randall 01902 829 589 email: timj.randall@virgin.net Wolverhampton Recorded Music Society Meet at Tettenhall Wood Institute every Friday at 7.30pm to listen to a selection of classical music. New members welcome. Keith Porteous: 01902 750 130 Tettenhall Operatic Company Rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 8pm to 10 pm at the Church at Perton. We perform a show in June and 3 Concerts each year. New members always welcome. Contact Marilyn Goodwin on 01902 751729 Tettenhall Inner Wheel Meet at Linden House, 211, Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton WV6 0DD on the third Tuesday of each month, except August and December. New eligible members welcome. Contact Sandra Finch 01902 753 023 for further information. Tettenhall Wood Community Association The Institute, Wood Road WV6 8NF Booking Office open Wednesdays 9am-12.30pm Tel: 01902 557971 National Back Pain Charity Meet 1st Wednesday each month at Newman Centre 7.30pm. Contact Thelma 01902 783537 Adult lessons. Call Lucy Reynolds on 07816 540 362 Short Tennis Alternate Thursdays 7pm-8pm for children & adults with a learning disability with Wolverhampton Special Olympics. Tel 01902 756411 South Staffordshire Natural History Society Indoor meetings alternate Mondays 7.30pm at The Cricket Club, Danescourt Road Sept - March. Outdoor meetings and social events contact Brenda Jones 01902 763251 Tettenhall & District Round Table Make friends, have fun, help your local community for men aged 18 to 45. For info see www.tettenhall.roundtable.co.uk email tettenhallroundtable@hotmail.co.uk or phone Richard on 07889 807367 Tettenhall & District Horticultural Society We meet last Friday of every month at Tettenhall Wood Institute. 8pm Visit our Nursery Walk shop to become a member and buy tools, compost, fertilizer etc. For further information contact Wenonah Davis 01902 746646 or visit our website http://www.tdhs.btik.com Tettenhall Bridge Club Now at Wolverhampton Tennis & Squash Club, Newbridge Crescent, Tettenhall. We play on Tuesday & Thursday evenings at 7.15pm and Wednesday afternoons at 1.45pm. Contact David Glasscock 01384 346 131 Ron Jones 01902 494538 or Pearl Evans 01902 632 824 email:d.glasscock@blueyonder.co.uk Tettenhall Wood Lunch Club for elderly Meet United Reformed Church Hall, Mount Rd. Weds 10am-2pm. Carol Selby 01902 751533

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St Michael and All Angels, Tettenhall Contact Richard Reeve 01902 742801 Sunday 8.00am - Communion • Sunday 10.30am Sung Eucharist, all age service • Sunday 6.30am - Sung Evensong • Tuesday 9.15am - Eucharist Wednesday 10.30am - Eucharist The Tettenhall Wood Photographic club meets on a Tuesday evening at 7.30 at the Institute Building on Wood Rd. Our new season will start in September and we are always happy to welcome new members. Anyone interested is invited to look at our web page TWPC where more information is available, or use the contact tab and we will contact them. The exhibition was a great success and we raised over £700.00 for Compton Hospice.

Pattingham Sandpiper Folk Club 9th and 23rd August Held at the Pigot Arms Pattingham, resident band G.L.I.N.T, all singers welcome, alternate Wednesdays, doors open 7:45pm for an 8pm start, £1 entry (performers free), call Geoff on 07481 817 935 St Chads Allotment Group A small community dedicated to growing fresh fruit & veg for our families. Raised beds, half & full plots. Are you interested? Plots available - please contact Secretary Linda Robinson St.chadsallotmentgroup@googlemail.com Bridge Meet to play duplicate bridge on Thursday afternoons 2:00 pm. Contact: Graham Tritton 01902 700065 or gtritton@chadhouse.net Pattingham Baby & Toddler Group A friendly, welcoming group open to all children under 4 years old, Tuesday mornings in term time, 10am – 11.30am at Pattingham Village Hall. Parents, Grandparents and Carers are welcome to bring their child or children along to join in the fun. Membership is £1.50 per child per week, or £2.50 for 2 children. FREE membership for babies under 4 months old. We have a qualified Peer to Peer Breastfeeding Supporter able to offer confidential support for new mums wishing to breastfeed their baby. Contact Susie 07766 553489. Free quotes

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Albrighton Players Drama Group Rehearse Monday and Thursday evenings, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Albrighton County Junior School, Newhouse Lane, Albrighton. Perform three plays a year. New members always welcome. For further information please telephone Jill on 01902 374826. Albrighton Flower Club Meet at The Red House, Albrighton on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7.30p.m. New members very welcome. Further information from Yvonne Riley 01902 372 007 Albrighton Civic Society C/o Elwood House, Cross Road, Albrighton, Shropshire WV7 3RA Tel: 07974 192689 Jazz Club 90 Meets at Albrighton Sports and Social Club, Cross Road, Albrighton. WV7 3QT Alt Sundays 1-3.00pm Admission £5.00 Contact John or Marie on 01902 756 158 or 07947 668 750 www.jazzclub90.co.uk

Albric W.I. Meet at the ‘Red House’ Albrighton near Wolverhampton on the Second Tuesday evening of every month (except August) at 7.30pm. New members are always welcome. Albrighton & District Historical Society Meet first Monday of the month September to May 7.30 The Red House Albrighton High St. Visiting speakers, wide range of topics. Just £8 for the year or £2 on the night. call John Stretton on 01902 820674 for details. Albrighton Broadplace Computer tuition on a 1-to-1 basis at the Red HouseAlbrighton every Thursday from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Bring your laptop or use ours. Contact Geoff Page on 01902 372 821 for more information. Voluntary group, there is a small charge of £2 per hour

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Wolverhampton Chamber Choir are holding a Memorial concert for Dora Edwards ,ex deputy head of St Peter’s school, on March 4th at St John”s Church Wolverhampton. The Choir will be singing Bach’s B minor Mass and the programme will also include an organ solo. Tickets are £10, under18 free and can be obtained from Music 2000 Bradmore, on the door, and from choir members. More details Sue Symons. 07866 566 389. 01902 422 502 Badminton Court available Monday Evenings 7.308.30pm @St Peter’s C of E School Compton Park in the James Gordon Arena. To take place on end court during Circuits for Seniors KeepFit Session.Term commences 12th September.Phone Wolverhampton 752872 or 751330 for further information.Organised by retired P.E teacher. The Western Front Association Meet 2nd Saturday each month 2.30pm at St Peters Collegiate School, Compton Park, WV13 9DU Contact 0161 443 1918 12th August - Alister Williams - Lionel Rees VC Cyclists Touring Club - Wombourne Section All Sunday rides start Wombourne Parish Church Details from Brian Batt 01902 757348 Club Room: The Institute, Church Road, Wombourne Fridays 9pm

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