Well done everybody, especially Ciara and family - over £300 was raised for Marie Curie Cancer Care - bakers, confectioners, waitresses, pipers, bletherers, teamakers, music makers and troublemakers....oh yes, young men, you know who you are!
Tea Party in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care
Saturday 8th June 2.00 - 4.00pm
Abriachan Village Hall
Singaround Night in the village hall - 8.00pm on 31st May
Everybody welcome to come along and participate with instruments, voice or just with ears.
MAY PLAY DAY - Monday 6th 12.00 - 4.00pm
Come and join in a family fun afternoon. We will start you off with some surprises and secrets , then expect you all to make your own entertainment, use your imaginations, tell each other stories, build magic circles, make animal homes, find fairyland and chase the kelpie.
Let us know if you plan to attend please.
Any questions? - 01463 861236
DYEING WITH LOCAL LICHENS
WORKSHOP WITH LESLEY KILBRIDE
SUNDAY 28th April 1.00 - 4.00pm
This event will also include some lichen identification with
Christine Matheson, local lichenologist, followed by a dyeing session using different lichens, different mordants, varied pots and will result in assorted colours.
It has been funded through support from High Life Highland and Abriachan Forest Trust.
Please pre-book your place 01463 861259
PASTA PERFECT 2013 WITH MARCO
Friday 15th March 7.30pm in the hall
Please bring a rolling pin, apron and a healthy appetite.
Maximum numbers = 20
St BRIDE'S DAY - SATURDAY 2nd FEBRUARY 1.30-3.30pm
COME LEARN AND CELEBRATE HOW OUR ANCESTORS TOOK NOTE OF THE GREENING OF THE LAND AFTER WINTER. SING SOME GAELIC SONGS, MAKE A CROSS OF RASHES, LISTEN TO THE FOLKLORE ABOUT THIS SEASON.
Will it be fine enough to gather firewood?
Will the winter continue until April?
Contact Morag to book a place - 07964 822560
CHRISTMAS CRAFTINESS IN THE WOODS
Sunday 16th December 11.30 – 3.00 pm
Abriachan Forest Classroom.
Delicious soup, hot chocolate on tap, mince pies & sticky gingerbread to munch while you....
make or buy some BIRCH craft decorations,
decorate a mini SPRUCE Christmas tree,
twist an easy LARCH wreath,
carve and print with LIME stamps,
split some HAZEL puzzles,
cut a bespoke PINE tree to take away,
squish some LUX ury felt baubles,
create a wintry woodland scene in a bottle
or follow a golden treasure trail round the paths
Call 01463 861236 or 01463 861259 for details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations in aid of Archie Foundation and Children In Need please
ABRIACHAN FOREST TRUST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
7.30pm on 16th August 2013 in the Village Hall
Everyone is very welcome to attend with the opportunity for a blether and strupach afterwards.
Nomination forms and details of the responsibilities and duties of Trustees can be obtained from the registered office at Tyeantore 01463 861259 or email@example.com
ABRIACHAN PRODUCE SHOW - SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7th 2013
Main Entry Classes include -
Vegetables Top Tipple
Fruit Home Cooking
Flowers & Potted Plants Children's Products
Start planting and planning now... further information and entry forms
Lynn 07989870228 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fran 07968191316 email@example.com
FSC AUDIT OF ABRIACHAN FOREST TRUST
If you would like to look at the AFT forest plan, comment on or discuss any aspects of woodland management or the FSC certification process please contact Dietrich at Sylvestrus Ltd. 01463237812
McGONAGALL NIGHT SATURDAY 28th JANUARY 6.30pm IN THE HALL. All are very welcome to join in a daft version of a Burns Supper where we will enjoy some fine tunes, Dundee doggerel, haggis hunted on the Strath side of Dingers, ten types of trifle and hopefully a few unexpected performances.....in no particular order.
Please let us know if you are coming, so supplies can be got, shot and bought.
PASTA PERFECTO Saturday 26th November @ 19:00 Marco demonstrated - "hands on" pasta with a pesto sauce and it was a fantastic night....thankyou Marco.
Attendees had to bring a rolling pin and apron.
Following the successful making of pasta it was cooked and eaten.
CHRISTMAS CRAFTINESS Active Abriachan will have some practice evenings of crafty activities and then hold an open event when they will demonstrate some clever but effective Christmas craft ideas..... 24th Nov, 8th, 15th Dec. 7.00-8.30pm Tel: 01463861259 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to tell us if you are coming. We need to know how much glitter and glitz to bring and how many glitzy and glittery adults to ask to help.
Christmas Printing - thankyou Helen for the come and try night on Thursday 1st December.
Christmas Printing - Make your own wrapping paper and labels. Bring an old apron or shirt and have some fun designing. This will be for the over 10s and as above please let us know if you intend coming.
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Ewen Weatherspoon took photos last year for A'Chraobh
Highland Homecoming Guising Ceilidh but was
far too scared to come into the hall.
ACTIVE ABRIACHAN HALLOWE'EN PARTY : Saturday 30th October
in the village hall at 7.00pm ....details when you phone but get your fangs out, fancy dress on and be prepared to be extremely scared while having some fun.
PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE COMING SO WE CAN LAY ON ENOUGH ADULT SECURITY SIDHE TO COPE WITH UNWANTED WITCHES. Tel 01463 861259
WE ALSO NEED TO KNOW HOW MANY WISH TO ORDER THE EVENING'S SPECIAL TOAD'S TOE TAKE AWAY WITH FURRY SAUCE.
However Rachel ....or is it Rebecca.....prefers dangling
doughnuts and treacle scones.
At this time of year toads are tough.
Remember to phone if you are coming 861259
GO- Mountain Bike Award - certificated training sessions
10.00 - 3.00pm October 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st
Chose your favoured dates and contact 861259 to book a place and get details
We need a minimum of 4, maximum of 8 to run the days – AFT bikes/helmets.
This has been generously supported by funding through Youth Scotland from the Scottish Government's Cashback for Communities & will take place on the bike trails in the forest at a cost of only £10 for the GO-mtb award book.
FREE “FREE PLAY” TRAINING : Monday 25th October 10.45 -12.45 for interested adult leaders
followed by at 1.00-3.00pm a session for the 5-13 year olds.
Free play encourages the creativity and stimulation that young people in the 5-13 age group will benefit from by being encouraged away from only being involved in organised activities.
http://www.spanglefish.com/youthhighlan ... geid=19323
This training is sponsored by Inspiring Scotland’s Go-Play initiative Contact 01463 861259
ABRIACHAN HALL AGM
Sunday 24th October
Short meeting, suggestions encouraged, nominations for new blood on the committee even more welcome and then put the world to rights over
coffee, cakes & additional Library session - AGM starts at 11:30am
New Hall Committee members would be appreciated and everybody interested in supporting our village's hub should definitely come along
Table tennis - will restart on 26th October 7pm - open to all abilities. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
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Herby baskets, pretty salads and decorated biscuits seemed to bring out intra-family competition - hopefully the winner/loser allocations didn't cause issues later in the day.
The mellowing effect of the assorted beverages from Birch's Brewery helped to quell the rumbles in the rhubarb jungle about poly-tunnel professionals....should they be in a separate class?.....discuss.....
...and then get down to ordering seeds for next year. There are lots of opportunities for all abilities.
The full list of winners will be issued in the next newsletter.
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TREE O'CLOCK 5th December 2009 - 47 people joined in the record breaking tree planting event. This led to 947 scots pine, downy birch, alder and willows being planted in an area of restock. Three cheers to every one who took part - the forest will look so much better and be so much healthier after your efforts.
PANTO WATCH (she of the giggles and blonde curls and he of the beard and bad temper)made a seasonal appearance in the hall as a prelude to the festive ceilidh.
There were many rigorous rehearsals,Jeremy Faxman was obnoxious and bossy, poor Gruffalo lost so much weight he is now feeling the cold, having shivered some of his purple prickles off, the reindeer had their enhanced CRBS checked, only one passed and even he was suspect,the shieling sheilas definitely headed south to join their antipodean wanes for the winter - they too have been perishing and refused to be fashion victims in pink sequins. However,the Burnett bairns in the wood stole the show looking non-plussed and totally unperturbed by the whole affair.
Thanks to everyone who took part in the entertainment from Fran and her thespians to Adam, Georgia, Granny and Grandad, Mike the mellow and the mulled winers.
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The hall has a well sprung floor and tongue-and-groove pitch pine lined walls; this really warms up the inside of the hall and provides great accoustics. There is a versatile sectional stage.
The kitchen has a cooker, sink, urn, kettle, heated soup tureens, pans, glassware and a range of kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery. There is a serving hatch into the main hall.
There is a variety of lighting provided for the hall and stage use, and PA speakers are provided on either side of the hall. Other sound equipment includes two microphones with stands, a CD player, and a Carlsboro amplifier. Wall heaters work on a coin meter.
Regular events held at the hall include Scottish Country Dancing, local library, Active Abriachan, table tennis, games nights and local community events.
Permanent disabled access ramp and toilet facilities are in place
The Hall, like all public spaces in Scotland, is a No-Smoking building. If you smoke outside, please do so away from the building so smoke does not blow indoors, and dispose of your cigarette butts carefully
There is free parking provided at the hall in Abriachan, but space is limited so please keep that in mind if you are planning an event
To book the hall, please contact Jo on 01463 861257 or Lynn on 861363.
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