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Villager APRIL 2013

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ust recently I have noticed a few new shops appearing on the High Streets, let’s hope this means that things are looking brighter, it’s a shame the same can’t be said for the weather. As I write this and listen to the weather report, I can hear the words; ‘unusually cold for the time of year’, I remember a trip to Devon last Easter, it was a cold and wet weekend so perhaps this is not so unusual and something we just need to get used too?

Plus lots more - Happy reading

Maggie

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10. The Black Country Album

12. Win a microcurrent Body Treatment 14. Garden S.O.S

18. Riverside Tea Room Upper Arley

22. Win tickets to ‘Yes, Prime Minister’

24. Dudley South Ladies Luncheon Club

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26. When is a Pedigree not a pedigree?

30. Bikers invited to RAF Museum Cosford

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Find out how you can join hundreds of bikers to start the season at the RAF Cosford Museum and make sure you don’t miss Kinver Country Fayre on Sunday June 16th.

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On to this month’s edition, our resident Vet gives us the low down on Pedigree’s, Philip Baulk sends a garden S.O.S and you can win tickets to see ‘Yes, Prime Minister’ at the Grand Theatre.

Bikers invited to RAF Museum Cosford -Page 30

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‘DON’T GET CAUGHT IN THE COLD THIS WINTER GIVE ME A CALL’

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We all know the importance of a good password, but making a secure password is actually harder than you think.

Most email accounts are hacked in to by using a dictionary based attack, the trick to avoid this is not using a dictionary word! Simply adding numbers before or after your word is not adequate either. Should I use one password for all accounts?

Yes, you can if the password is good enough; I personally have one password for everything. It is easy to remember 3 years after creating the account! What is a weak password?

Any single word that is in a dictionary, or any single word with a number before or after your word e.g. john1948, harold1, 28andrew What is a strong password?

You can replace letters with numbers, 1 for L, 8 or 5 for S. You should also make use of capital letters, and special characters e.g. Ja5@n1948, m1chAe1, Barn5yTheD0g, Wi11iaM

Once an attacker has your email address or username, they use a special program that tries to log in to your account, it simply uses different words and number combinations, until either the password is broken or the end of the dictionary is reached, in which case they simply move on to the next account. To contact Mike Brooks at PC Problems? please call 01384 571538

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THE BLACK COUNTRY ALBUM Retired press photographer Graham Gough has released a collection of his most striking images taken in the Black Country and Worcestershire since the 1950’s.

He has captured on camera everything from historic events to extreme weather to Royal visits and riots during his lengthy career as a photographer working on newspapers in the Midlands and in the West Country.

Graham Gough

And to mark more than half a century behind the lens, he has published a selection of images taken during his time in the Black Country in a new book “The Black Country Album-50 years of events, people and Places”.

The glossy publiction features a selection of black and white images of people, places and visits by Royalty, Politicians and celebrities including Princess Anne, The Queen, Cilla Black, Glenda Jackson, Hugh Grant, Jeffrey Archer, Tony Blair and two rarely seen pictures of Lenny Henry when he was at School and in The Black and White Minstrel Show. Graham retired from press photography in 2000 and these days concentrates on landscapes and illustrations for books and magazines.

“All human life is in this book, its not Fifty Shades of Grey, its Fifty Shades of the Black Country,” says Graham.

Lenny Henry at School

Funeral of Duncan Edwards

Black Country Kids

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The book ‘The Black Country Album’ is available from High Street bookshops, thehistorypress.co.uk and Amazon.

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GARDEN

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s I walk around our village I inevitably notice all the front gardens that I pass by. Due perhaps to the rather inclement weather of the last few months, it has been apparent recently that quite a few were in need of some tender loving care. The winter has not been very kind to gardens, or gardeners for that matter, but now is the time to put all that behind us and recreate a beautiful and welcoming space.

Let's start with the lawn. The prolonged wet spells of weather have leached all the nutrients from our lawns and these conditions have been perfect for the growth of moss. A scarifier will remove most of the moss, or if you are feeling very energetic, then a moss rake will do. It is impossible to remove every bit moss so it is a good idea to apply a proprietary moss-killer after treatment. I prefer then to wait until May when the grass (and weeds) are growing vigorously before I apply a full 'Weed and Feed' treatment. In the first instance however, just trim both your lawn and the edges and your front garden will immediately look much better. Now to the borders. If you haven't already trimmed back all of the dead stems from last year, get this done first. Prune any roses and summer flowering shrubs to encourage new growth, and apply a general fertiliser such as blood, fish and bone to all of the borders, taking care not to get fertiliser on any new growth, and then lightly work this into the soil. This is also a good time to fill any gaps in your borders

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By Philip Baulk Head Gardener of Ashwood Nurseries Ltd

and replace anything that is no longer fit for purpose. Garden centres and nurseries are just bursting with lovely plants at this time of year and you will be spoilt for choice. If hedges were not trimmed in the autumn, then this too can be attended to now.

Lastly, look at all your pots and containers. If these weren't planted up in the autumn, there is still just enough time to plant these up with some pansies or polyanthus which you can get from your garden centre just coming into flower. They will not be as floriferous overall as those planted in the autumn, but they will give you some instant colour for the spring season. Don't forget the drive. It doesn't look good if it is full of moss or weeds. Brick drives are the hardest to weed and often it is a hands and knees job. You can do a quicker job with a path weedkiller but be careful not to let it stray onto your plants. Gravel may not make the best driveway, but they are generally much easier to weed, but for my drive, I chose tarmac which for now does not have a weed problem. All this may seem like a lot of hard work, but pick a fine weekend and just see what you can get done. You may even enjoy this time in the fresh air with some gentle exercise. After all our front garden does create the first impression when visitors call and if it is neat and tidy and also has some colourful flowers in it, it is also bound to be noticed by everyone who passes by.

Happy Gardening

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Ashwood Nurseries Visit our Superb Nursery, Tea Room and Gi Shop in South Staordshire, just o the A449, near Wall Heath (look for the brown tourist sign). • • • •

Ashwood is a haven for everyone who enjoys plants and gardening.

Beau"ful Plants - for every posi*on and plan*ng scheme. Tea Room - for some mouth watering homemade delights. Gi Shop - exquisite collectables, cards and wrappings. Garden Shop - seeds, compost, tools, pots, specialist books and lots, lots more for your gardening needs.

• Helpful advice available on all things hor*cultural.

John’s Garden Open Days

John’s Garden is a beau*ful three acre garden situated just behind Ashwood Nurseries. It is bordered by the Staordshire and Worcestershire canal and has been carefully planted to give colour and interest throughout the year. It contains a superb plant collec*on and some innova*ve design features which all blend in perfect harmony to give inspira*on to both experienced gardeners and those who are new to gardening.

Sat. 20th April John’s Garden Charity Open Day 10am-4pm Entrance: £5.00 each No need to book -just turn up!

• Online shop and mail order service. • Easy parking and open every day. • Group visits available throughout the year by prior appointment.

For more informa*on about our events or to arrange a group visit contact the nursery.

Ashwood Lower Lane, Ashwood, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 0AE

www.ashwoodnurseries.com

Tel: 01384 401996

Email: info@ashwoodnurseries.com

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PLAY THE GUITAR New Beginners: Thurs. 25th April 19.00-20.00 10 wks. £36.40 # Cont. Beginners Thurs. 25th April 20.00-21.00 10 wks. £36.40 # Improvers: Tue. 16th April 19.00-21.00 13 wks. £67.10 # Intermediates: Mon. 15th April 19.00-21.00 12 wks. £62.00 #

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DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS - Short’N’Sweet Mon 24th June 14.30-16.30, 3 wks. £21.90 #

PAINTING AND DRAWING suitable for all levels Tuesday 16th April 19.00 - 21.00 12 wks. £61.90 # Wednesdays 17th April 9.30- 11.30 12 wks. £61.90 # Thursdays 18th April 10.00- 12.30 12 wks. £77.40 # Thursdays 18th April 13.30- 15.30 12 wks. £61.90 #5

CANAL ART: ROSES AND CASTLES - Short’N’Sweet Improvers: Tues. 23rd April 12.00-14.00 5 wks. £25.80 # Beginners: Tues 25th June 12.00-14.00 3 wks. £21.90 # BLACK COUNTRY CRAFTS - Short’N’Sweet Mon 24th June 9.30-11.30. 3 wks. £21.90 #

JEWELLERY MAKING - Short’N’Sweet Improvers: Thurs. 25th April 19.00-21.00 5 wks. £25.80 # Beginners: Mon. 29th April. 9.30-11.30 OR Thurs 27th June 19.00-21.00 Both 3 wks. £21.90 # PATCHWORK suitable for all levels Wed. 17th April 14.30-16.30. 12 wks. £62.00 #

UPHOLSTERY AND SOFT FURNISHING suitable for all levels. Wed. 17th April 12.00-14.00. 12 wks. £62.00 #

WORDSLEY PRESCHOOL/PLAYGROUP From 2 years, nappy facilities available. Morning and afternoon sessions. Lunch club available. Good Ofsted report. Qualified and CRB checked staff. Tel. 07817 682421

NEEDLE FELT Tues 16th April 9.30-11.30 OR Thurs 6th June 19.00-21.00, 6 wks. £31.00.

DARLING BUDS OF MAY: - Short’N’Sweet BASIC BRIDAL DISPLAY: Tues 7th May HEADRESS AND HAIR DECORATIONS; Tues 4th June BASIC POSY Tues 25th June All 14.30-16.30 3 wks. Full £27.90 Cons. £22.45 and £11.00 #.

LEARN TO SCULPT IN STONE 6 wk course starts Thursday 6th June 19.00 - 21.00 £48.50 #. FACE PAINTING AND GLITTER TATTOOS Mon 13th May 19.00-21.00. 6 wks. Full £37.00 Cons. £29.25 and £11.00 #. COUNSELLING SKILLS for EVERYDAY LIFE Tues 23rd April 19.00-21.00 10 wks. £51.60 #.

DISCOVER YOURSELF THROUGH the AID OF COLOUR - Short’N’Sweet Mon 13th May 12.00-14.00 OR Thurs 16th May 19.00-21.00 Both 3 wks. £21.90 #.

INTRODUCTORY COURSES:

MEDITATION - Short’N’Sweet Thurs 25th April OR Thurs. 6th June Both 19.00-20.30. 4 wks.£21.90 # AROMATHERAPY- Short’N’Sweet Tues 7th May 19.00-21.00. 3 wks. £21.90 # INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE - Short’N’Sweet Tues 11th June 19.00-21.00. 3 wks. £21.90 # REFLEXOLOGY - Short’N’Sweet Tues 2nd July 19.00-21.00.3 wks.£21.90 #

FITNESS YOGA @ Oakfield - Short’N’Sweet Fri.19th April 11.15-12.15. 6 wks. £25.90 #

FITNESS GLIDING @ Oakfield - Short’N’Sweet Fri 7th June 11.15-12.15. 6 wks. £25.90 #

PILATES Beginners: Thurs. 18th April 18.00-19.00 12 wks. £36.40 # Beginners@Oakfield Fri. 19th April 10.00-11.00 12 wks. £43.70 # Improvers: Tues. 16th April 19.00-20.00; 12 wks. £36.40 Improvers: Wed. 17th April 18.30-19.30; 12 wks. £36.40 Improvers: Thurs. 18th April 19.05-20.05 and 12 wks. £36.40 Improvers: Thurs. 18th April 20.10-21.10 12 wks. £36.40

LEGS, BUMS & TUMS Tues. 16th April 20.05-21.05 12 wks. £36.40 #

BALLROOM and LATIN AMERICAN DANCING Beginners: Mon. 15th April 18.30-19.30 11 wks. £36.10 Improvers/Inters: Mon. 15th April 19.30-20.45 11 wks. £45.10

ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS All courses begin 15th April for 12 wks. £36.45 Beginners: 19.00-19.45. Improvers: 19.45-20.30. Intermediates: 20.30-21.15

PRIVATE SWIMMING LESSONS In a group of 2 or 1 to 1. Contact the office for further details


THE WORDSLEY SCHOOL

Tel: 01384 816043 Brierley Hill Road, Wordsley Stourbridge. DY8 5SP

Mon. to Fri. 9.00 - 13.00 www.learning4life.co.uk RLSS NATIONAL POOL LIFEGUARD 8th Apr 2013, 29th July OR 5th August 2013. All 8.30-17.00. 6 days. £173.75 plus additional fees £78.75 RLSS NATIONAL RESCUE TEST for SWIMMING TEACHERS/COACHES I day retake; Mon 22nd July 2013 subject to previous qualification and training £36.90, add. fees £26.95. Full course: Tues 23rd July and Wed 24th July 2013, 8.30-16.00, £57.80, add. fees £26.95. DUDLEY MBC INDUCTION TRAINING FOR POOLSIDE ASSISTANTS Mon 17th June 2013 9.00-12.00 £18.40

EMERGENCY FIRST AID Fri. 17th May OR Sat. 8th June. Both 09.00-16.00. 1 day. £36.90

PAEDIATRIC EMERGENCY FIRST AID Sat 18th May OR Fri. 7th June. Both 09.00-13.00. 1/2 day £24.55 START YOUR OWN BUSINESS Tues. 23rd April 19.00-21.00 8 wks. £41.30 #

INTRO. TO TRADING ON THE STOCK MARKET Tues 25th June. 19.00-21.00 4 wks. £20.70 #

BUYING AND SELLING ON E-BAY Wed. 1st May 9.30-11.30 OR Wed 12th June.9.30-11.30 Both 4 wks. £29.15. #

COMPUTING for the TERRIFIED: THE BASICS Mon 15th April 9.30-11.30 OR Mon 10th June 9.30-11.30 OR Tues 16th April 19.00-21.00 OR Tues 4th June 19.00-21.00. ALL 3 wks. £21.90 # COMPUTING for the TERRIFIED: INTERNET+ E MAIL Mon 13th May 9.30-11.30 OR Mon 1st July 9.30-11.30 OR Tues 7th May 19.00-21.00 OR Tues 25th June 19.00-21.00. ALL 3 wks. £21.90 # BEGINNERS GUIDE: APPLE MAC COMPUTERS Mon 13th May 19.00-20.30. 6 wks. £43.70 #

SOCIAL MEDIA: FACEBOOK, TWITTER, SKYPE, YOU TUBE. WHATS THE FUSS? Tues. 7th May 19.00-20.30. 6 wks. £43.70 #

COMMUNITY SESSIONS

ADULT SWIMMING: Mon. 11.50-12.35, Tues. 19.00-20.00, Thurs.19.00-20.15. All £2.70

AQUAFIT: Wed. 12.15-13.00, Fri. 11.50-12.35. £2.70. Wed.19.00-20.00, Sun. 9.00-10.00. £3.80 FITNESS SWIM Mon. 18.00-18.45. £2.00

for 10-19 yrs olds

More information? 07963 986672, OR 141communitygroup@hotmail.co.uk

ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE PLAY THE GUITAR

A brilliant opportunity for kids (over 8 years old) to learn tunes on electric or acoustic guitar and have fun! Provide your own guitar.

Beginners: Mon 15th April 5 wks. 16.45-17.45 OR 17.45-18.45. £43.75 Intermediates: Thurs 18th April 11 wks. 17.45-18.45. £48.40

LEARNING4LIFE SWIM SCHOOL

Term Dates: Monday 15th April 2013 to Sunday 21st July 2013 excluding Mon 6th May 2013 and Saturday 25th May to Sunday 2nd June 2013. Tues to Fri 12 wks. Sat, Sun, Mon 13wks 12 WKS COST: First Steps, Pre Beg, Beg, Improver. £49.20 Intermediates 1, 2 and 3 £42.60 Rookie, W. Skills, L’saving, S & Save £53.40

13 WKS £53.30 £46.15 £57.85

We operate 7 days a week and offer sessions at the following standards:

First Steps: An ideal first class for your child. It enables young children from 3 years to enjoy water, develop confidence and preliminary skills with the help of buoyancy aids when needed. Five different ‘Stanley’ incentive badges award progress towards successful transition into pre-beginners stage and beyond. Pre-Beginner: Min age 4 1/2 years. Provides familiarisation activities and skills to develop floatation and propulsion without aids up to 5m. Beginner: Min age 4 1/2 years. Provides skill development to swim 5m on a front stroke and 5m back crawl.

Improver: Improves aquatic skills and stamina to swim 15m on a front stroke and 15m back crawl.

Intermediate 1: Develops confidence in deep water and front crawl breathing action to swim 20 meters on a front stroke and 20m back crawl.

Intermediate 2: Helps to build stamina and endurance to swim 50m on a front stroke and 25m on back crawl.

Intermediate 3: Develops competence on all four strokes (25m) and a front and back stroke for 100m. Water Skills: To develop survival and rescue skills.

Rookie Lifeguard: Learn new skills, have fun and overcome challenges. Min. age 9 years. Must be able to swim 20 m on a front stroke and 20 m on a back stroke. Survive & Save: Min age 11.5 years. Must be able to swim 20m on a front stroke and 20 m on a back stroke. Develops water safety knowledge, first aid, self rescue, survival skills, lifesaving techniques. Can test speed and stamina in a competitive situation. Reg. fee £23.95.

THE SMALL PRINT

April courses May be subject to availability. When you call we will either register your interest. OR if places are available confirm your booking and take payment .

What is Short’N’Sweet?

An introductory taster course of 6 hrs in a small group

Holiday Dates: Learning4Life is closed on Mon. 6th May and from25th May to 2nd June inc. This programme is subject to change: Particularly if we are unable to recruit minimum class numbers.

REDUCED FEES Where you see this # sign you can claim a 25% reduction on tuition fees if you are in receipt of a state pension and pay a registration fee of £5.00if you are in receipt of certain benefits.

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RIVERSIDE TEA ROOM UPPER ARLEY

If you’re looking for a wonderful location to have a ‘legendary bacon butty’ for breakfast, a delicious sandwich for lunch, a delightful coffee with a slice of cake or just a cup of tea then you really will find the Riverside Tea Room hard to beat. Nestled on the banks of the River Severn in Upper Arley, you can enjoy the views while eating alfresco, riverside by the quay, in their beautiful garden. Next door to the Tea Room you will find their Village Post Office and Store, where you won’t be able to resist trying a scoop or two of the award winning luxury ice cream from ‘Churchfields farm’ served in an abundance of flavours you will be spoiled for choice. Or you can choose from one of the wonderful Jars of traditional sweets.

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Whether you arrive by car, train (Arley Station is one of the stops on the 16 mile route of the Severn Valley Railway), canoe or on foot, having enjoyed the 4 mile ‘Upper Arley Circular Walk’ to work up your appetite, owners Jocelyn and Peter invite you to sit back, relax and take time to enjoy village life.

Jocelyn & Peters philosophy is simple: Enter as strangers and leave as friends, everyone is welcome.

Arley village is very easy to find. It can be found just 3 miles outside of Kidderminster on the Bridgnorth Road, the A442. Look for the crossroads by the ‘Bellman's Cross Inn’ and follow the sign for Upper Arley, along Arley Lane, passing through Shatterford, you descend towards the village. Car parking is available on the quay or by following the signs to the riverside public car park. Public toilets are available adjacent to the public car park.

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The De s i g n Box

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'THE AUDIENCE LOVED IT. A HIT' DAILY MAIL

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Following three sell out West End seasons and rave reviews, YES, PRIME MINISTER is fast becoming the most successful play for a decade.

The original writers of the classic BBC TV Series, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn have reunited for this anniversary production with a new satirical take on Whitehall. Prime minister Jim Hacker and his Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby are back, spinning out of control through the collapsing euro and austerity measures in a world of 24 hour news, Blackberrys and 'sexed up' dossiers.



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With the country on the brink of financial meltdown the PM is staring disaster in the face with his only apparent salvatiion in a morally dubious deal with the Foreign Minister of Kumranistan. Will Jim Hacker and his team of advisors be able to rescue the country from the edge?

Michael Fenton Stevens (Benidorm) will play Prime Minister Jim Hacker and Crispin Redman (Law & Order: UK) will take the role of Sir Humphrey Appleby. Bernard Matus (Lend Me A Tenor) will join the cast as Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley. Call the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Box Office on 01902 42 92 12 Recommended Age: 16+

WIN TICKETS TO SEE YES, PRIME MINISTER

3 pairs of tickets are up for grabs to see ‘YES, PRIME MINISTER’ on Tuesday 7th May at 7.30pm For your chance to win just answer the following question.

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Post or email your entry, please include your Name, Address & Telephone number: YES, PRIME MINISTER - 1 Greystoke Drive, Kingswinford, West Midlands DY6 8DX By Email at: www.villagermagazine.co.uk

T&C s:- The draw will take place on 25.04.13 The winners will be notified and must collect the tickets from the box office on the night of the performance. Tickets can not be exchanged and no cash, alternative prizes or nights are available. The winner may be required to take part in relevant publicity.

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I.C.B SERVICES No Job Too Small!!!!

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ACOUSTIC VOICES

SOPRANO WANTED To join this experienced A Cappella Mixed Voice Ensemble who regularly perform for charities in and around Wombourne. The group has a wide range of specially arranged pop and folk songs.

Enquiries to: Lynda C. Rhodes Musical Director Acoustic Voices 01902 892301

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Dudley South Ladies Luncheon Club

Vice Chairman Jean Corns, Peter Shelley & Chairman Mary Jones

Chairman Mary Jones welcomed 38 members to the March meeting of ‘Dudley South Ladies Luncheon Club’ to hear from speaker Mr Peter Shelley about ‘A Handful of Straw’.

Mr Shelley, whose interest in Corn Dollies began in 1974, learnt the art from Lettice Sanford from Ludlow. He began by demonstrating how to make a Corn Dolly. Corn Dollies are made each harvest time and are believed to preserve the fertility of the land. He then passed around glory braids used to decorate church pews, cornucopia, horseshoes, crosses, Christmas angels, pictures, a horse and doll. He talked about his travels to Russia and Minsk where straw art is highly valued unlike in this country where it has no value at all. This artistic man was delightful and held everyone's attention and admiration.

Pauline Handley issued the new programme for 2013/14 which features a range of different speakers and entertainment. A coach outing to Stratford is booked for June and a coffee morning at the home of Ann and Mike Rogers will take place in August.

Best wishes went to retiring President Elsie Billingsley and a warm welcome extended to the new President Jean Corns.

Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month, 12 pm for 12.30 pm departing at 3 pm. Visitors are most welcome. For more information about this friendly club ring the Secretary on 01902 372984.

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   Beauty, Holistics & Nails

Relax and indulge mind, body and enliven skin vitality with a truly radiant spa facial inspired by Eastern rituals and philosophies.

Thai Skin Spa Therapy Facial

A 30 minute indulgence to include cleanse, tone, skin polishing ritual, soothing mask & finally skin protection with a naturally scented moisturiser to leave the skin glowing and fresh. Book and pre-pay for a course of 4 treatments and receive your 5th treatment free of charge. 5 facials for £80

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Approximately 1 hour of skin nourishing and skin rebalancing, awaken health & vitality with cleanse, tone, skin polishing ritual, soothing mask followed by a massage of light natural oils to the face and scalp, finally skin is protected and nourished with a naturally scented moisturiser leaving the skin glowing and refreshed. Book and pre-pay for a course of 4 treatments and receive your 5th treatment free. 5 facials for £120

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SPRING CLEAN and turn your TRASH INTO CASH No matter how junky you think an item is, consider this truth:

Someone somewhere will probably pay for it. One of the best parts of spring cleaning is getting rid of clutter that you no longer need. While we may have a tendency to hoard and hold on to items in the winter, we generally are more ready to let go of clutter when spring arrives, cleaning will be a lot easier when the clutter is gone. DE-CLUTTER Begin with four boxes or containers and label them: 1. 2. 3. 4.

RUBBISH PUT AWAY STORE SELL OR GIVE AWAY

RUBBISH BOX This should include any item that you do not need or want, but that is not worth donating or selling. Damaged and broken items should be included in the rubbish box if they are not worth being repaired.

PUT AWAY BOX Only for items that need to be out on a regular basis. Make sure you have a place for each item. If the items in this box will not fit into your home without cluttering an area up, try to reassess if you really need them.

STORAGE BOX Put items in here that you cannot part with but do not need on a regular basis. Make a list of these items. Group similar items together. Remember one good way to clean out wardrobes is to store winter clothing.

MARY STEVENS HOSPICE SHOP KINVER We are in need of donated goods to sell, so please show your support for Mary Stevens Hospice?

We are pleased to accept any of the following goods in good condi+on and in working order: Clothing, accessories and jewellery China, glass, crockery and household items Unwanted gis, collectables and bric-a-brac Curtains, table and bed linen, towels and blankets Books, CDs, DVDs, records, videos, toys and games Electrical items and small Furniture

You can bring your items along or arrange for a local collec+on of larger items such as furniture.

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FIND US AT : 49A HIGH STREET KINVER, DY7 6HE 01384 878854

SELL OR GIVEAWAY BOX Consider the financial benefits of selling your stuff at a carboot sale or online. You can sell your unwanted items using an online auction such as Ebay or by going to a Car Boot Sale; You may be amazed at what people will buy. Something that you no longer have any use for and think of as junk can be someone else’s treasure. Items which are in good condition and have useful life left in them are all good to sell.

If you would prefer to giveaway your unwanted items you can take them to your local Charity shop. Charity shops are always on the lookout for lovely things, some even offer a collection service if you are unable to drop off your donated items.

If you haven't used something for over a year, you probably won’t!

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KINGSWINFORD

DOG SITTING & PET SERVICES 10% OFF

your first booking when you quote 'THE VILLAGER'

We look after your dog(s) in our family home to ensure your dogs £12 holiday is as good as yours! PER DAY

Special Rates apply to dogs boarding for 3 days or more

Local collection/drop off service available

Home visits for cats, dogs & small animals from £10 per day. Dog walking also available!

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Kingswinford CHRISTIAN CENTRE

At - Summer Street, Kingswinford DY6 9NA Tel: 01384 297106 - Pastor Revd. Gary J Taverner

Tuesday 2nd April, then every other Tuesday: EXTEND Gentle Exercise Group for over 50’s 10.30am-12.00pm. All welcome!

This group meets fortnightly for an hour of chair-based exercise to music, followed by a time for coffee and biscuits. Suggested Donation to pay for Instructor: £2. This group is run by an AGE UK exercise tutor. Tuesday 9th April, then every other Tuesday: NEW BEGINNINGS for over 50’s 2-3.30pm

This group meets alternate Tuesday afternoons. They enjoy their time with a variety of speakers, worship songs, times of sharing poems, fellowship with one another and refreshments. Voluntary Donations accepted. Every Wednesday (term-time only). THE ARK Parents/Carers & Toddlers group for pre-school children 9.30-11.30am

This is a popular, growing, parent/carer and toddler group which takes place in a warm, caring and friendly environment where all are made to feel welcome. There are songs, nursery rhymes, art activities, toys and refreshments. This group is run by volunteers who are all CRB checked. Suggested Donation: £1 per parent/carer and first child, 50p per child thereafter. STARQUEST

For Primary School children - Term-time only.

6.30-8.00pm

This club offers fun activities with a Christian based learning. We provide a safe haven for young children to attend a fun-packed programme. It is run by a small team of dedicated volunteers who are all CRB checked. Suggested Donation welcomed: £1 per child. The first Friday of every month (from 5th April) AT ONE Lunch Club 12.45-2.45pm

This is for anyone in the local neighbourhood who is 60 years of age or over. We offer a hot two-course meal in good company, with a ‘thought for the day’ and a time of extended fellowship over tea and coffee. A warm welcome awaits you! Suggested Donation: £2.50 towards cost of meal and refreshments.

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ALAM INTERNATIONAL H I G H C L A S S I N D I A N C U I S I N E - L I C E N S E D R E S TA U R A N T & TA K E A WAY

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Present this voucher to get £5.00 off when 2 people dine in at Alam International on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday Evening.Voucher valid until 30th April 2013.

Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Photo copies not accepted. One voucher per two people only.

FREE PARKING AT FRONT & REAR www.alamrestaurant.co.uk Email bookings@alamrestaurant.co.uk

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Bikers invited to start the season off in style

There will be workshops running all day offering talks into advanced riding, biker first aid, maintenance checks and a talk from Mark Hayes, Paramedic Biker from Channel 5's Emergency Bikers. Visitors can also explore various training opportunities that will be on offer, including free assessed ride outs from both IAM and RoSPA. Displays in the main arena will be going on throughout the day, including an opportunity to meet the crew of Helimed03 Air Ambulance, along with live music and refreshments. The RAF Museum will also be open to visitors. PC Mick Sturland from West Mercia Police says:

Bikers from Shropshire and the wider Midlands area are invited to start the season off in style on Sunday 21st April 2013.

A combined ‘Bike Fest’ and ‘Bike 4 Life’ event is being held at RAF Museum Cosford in support for two local charities - the Midlands Air Ambulance and Royal Air Force Museum. The two events are joining forces for the first time this year to provide bikers with the opportunity to attend the Bike 4 Life ride out but also spend time at the RAF Museum afterwards with Bike Fest. This biker event will feature various trade stands, bike dealers, arena displays, live music and the chance to have an assessed ride out from the Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists (IAM) and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). The ‘Bike 4 Life’ ride out will start at Meole Brace Park & Ride in Shrewsbury. Bikers are invited to gather from 10am where they will be able to grab a nice warm coffee and a bacon bap before setting off. With bikers already signing up, organisers are expecting thousands will show their support on the day and join in the fun.

The ride out will travel on mass along the M54 motorway to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, where Bike Fest will be in full swing. The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia has joined up with West Mercia Police, IAM and RoSPA, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service and Shropshire Council to organise the Fest, which will also be attended by VIP’s from the biker world.

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“It promises to be a great day out for riders. It doesn’t matter if you’re thinking about buying a bike, just getting started, or have been riding for years and are an experienced biker there will be something there for everyone. Put the 21st April in your diary now so you don’t miss the event!”

Entry to the ‘Bike 4 Life Fest’ is free for visitors and is open from 10am – 4pm. Bikers wishing to participate in the ride out are asked to register in advance by emailing bike4lifefest@rafmuseum.org or call the Museum on 01902 376200. Riders will be asked to make a donation on the day for the two local charities.

All proceeds from the event will go towards the running costs of each charity. Midlands Air Ambulance needs in excess of £6million every year to operate and receives no government or national lottery funding. The RAF Museum Cosford proudly hosts a world class collection and funds raised will go towards the upkeep of the exhibits.

For more information visit www.shropshirebikefest.co.uk or call the event organiser on 07792 774058.

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