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Weekly Bulletin Issue 79. November 21st 2013

Help us to Wake up the Zoo One of our favourite events is coming up this Sunday morning at Dudley Zoo and there are a couple of places left for late bookers. It’s the opportunity to tour the zoo with a keeper and a friendly group of Spice members and discover how the animals start their day. Not only does this involve feeding some of the animals, but we also get a full English breakfast ourselves! Grab one of the last places HERE

A Golden Opportunity We love to celebrate those traditional trades from our region that have led the world. Next Thursday afternoon we have a few last minute places on our annual visit to the Assay Office in Birmingham which has been hallmarking gold and silver since 1773. If you love precious jewellery and want to see how history and high tech now co-exist after 240 years of service Click HERE

Woof Woof Wag! Do your dogs get envious when you go out without them to enjoy your Spice events? If so, pop them in the boot and join me in Sutton Park this Sunday for another of our fun Dog Walks. It’s a free event with a charity collection. Click HERE

Photo of the Week This week’s prize goes to Helen Astbury for her pic of Jon Colley “mastering” the snowboard! See HERE

From the land of fire & ice to the city of 100 spires! I had the privilege last week of leading two lovely groups of Spice members on overseas trips. I started the week in Iceland where we experienced amazing waterfalls, spouting geysers and all the incredible things that you can find in a land that is still being formed by nature. In total contrast, I then took a group of 21 to Prague to discover the rich history and quirky delights of this beautiful baroque capital. Maggie and I are now working around the clock to get our Spring events programme finalised, so if there is anything you would like to discover with Spice it is the perfect time to let us know and we will try to get it booked for 2014. Thanks also to all of you who helped us raise £110 for the BBC’s Children in Need last Friday. If you missed the picture of the Spice team in their pyjamas, you can still find it HERE As ever, this Bulletin is designed to give you a quick overview of what is happening this week in Spice. “Anything in blue - should click through”.

Richard x

Let us show your friends a good time! If you have friends who need some Spice in their life, send them along to our Preview Night on Monday at the Midlands Arts Centre - our last one of 2013 HERE

Some New Events – Just Added Henley New Year’s Day Ramble Warwickshire Snooker Night & Buffet Rileys, Birmingham Ice Skating Fun Night The Leisurebox, Birmingham Curry and Quiz - Wolverhampton Purbani Tandoori Oil Painting in a Day Barnt Green Salsa Dance Workshop MAC Edgbaston Morgan Motors Visit Malvern Link, Worcs Off Road Karting Birmingham Wheels, Saltley

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This Week (Click to book) Event & Location

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Badminton at Barr Beacon Barr Beacon Leisure Centre Fine Dining Experience at Drayton Park Tamworth Around the World in 20 Musicals Kings Norton Golf Club Build a Home For Local Otters RSPB Reserve, Middleton Caving at Burrington Coombe The Mendips Kingsbury Water Park Easy Ramble Kingsbury near Middleton Makeover or Boudoir Photography Session Sutton Coldfield Off Road Karting Birmingham Wheels Park, Saltley Walk with Wolves Bedfordshire Bollywood Dancing For Fun Midland Arts Centre, Edgbaston Dog Walk in Sutton Park Outside Bistro at Blackroot, Sutton Park Early Morning at Dudley Zoo Dudley Zoo, Dudley Kenilworth to Wroxall Moderate Ramble Kenilworth Prodrive V.I.P. Visit Banbury, Oxfordshire Badminton For Fun - Worcester Perdiswell Leisure Centre Preview Evening (MAC) Midland Arts Centre, Edgbaston Christmas Card Making Workshop The Spice Office, Streetly Indoor Bouldering Taster Session West Bromwich Indoor Bowls Taster Session with Coaching Birmingham Run in the Park (From Toby Carvery) Sutton Park, Town Gate Badminton at Coventry or Wolverhampton or NIA Family History Evening with the Mormons Walmley, Sutton Coldfield Ice Skating Fun Night The Leisurebox, Pershore St, Bham Magic for Beginners 80 Brook Street, Stourbridge Pamper Evening at Shear Salon & Spa Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield Quiz The Old Royal, Birmingham Assay Office Tour Newhall St, Birmingham Ghost Hunting & Supper Tutbury Castle Italian Dinner Shuffle at Fellinis Radisson SAS Hotel, Birmingham Bristol/Bath Christmas Markets Social W’end Mariott Hotel, Bristol Cinema Night - Rubery Empire Cinema, Great Park Lyndhurst & New Forest Walking W’end Lyndhurst Park Hotel Winter Pod Camping & Walking W'end Shropshire Ballroom Dance Masterclass - Argentine Tango Midlands Art Centre Dogs Home Visit Digbeth, Birmingham Rally Driving Lesson Bicester Oxfordshire Ramble, Scramble & Dangle White Peak area of Derbyshire Trentham & Hanchurch Moderate Ramble Trentham, Staffordshire Brocton & the Haywoods Moderate Ramble Brocton, Staffordshire Cupcake Christmas Decorating Workshop Middleton nr Tamworth Derby City Walk In front of Tourist Information Centre Good Food Show NEC, Birmingham, tickets to be sent Peak District Walk - Silly Dale Monsal Head Zip World - Ultimate Zipline Experience Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda

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Spice West Mids Weekly Bulletin 21/11/13