Beech Village Clubs & Classes
If your club or society is based in or meets in Beech please let us know and we will be happy to publish its details. Please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Beech Ladies Group
- Beech Embroiderers
- Beech Gardeners
- Art Classes
- Alton Bridge Club
- Alton No Fear Bridge Club
- Baby Sensory Classes
- Beginners Ballroom & Latin Dancing
- Rustlers Square Dance Club
- Body Moves
They hold regular monthly meetings at 2.30pm on the second Wednesday of the month and arrange outings, talks and events for the ladies of Beech. To join, or just find out more, please contact Wendy on 564079 or Sally on 88358.
Beech Embroiderers: Saturdays bi-monthly (see Diary for dates)
A new group is being formed in Beech for anyone interested in decorative stitching, patchwork etc. The group will meet bi-monthly on the third Saturday of the month starting in January. The meetings will be from 10am to 4pm and will take the form of a sewing day with members bringing their own work. There will be no formal tutors although many of the more experienced embroiderers will be only too happy to help those less experienced.
For more information please contact Teresa Sharp on 562907.
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Beech Gardeners (BGs): Monthly (see Diary for details)
This informal gardening club meets monthly to swap and sell plants, seeds, cuttings, magazines and books. The group aims to promote wildlife gardening and encourage pollinating insects and bees wherever possible. They also arrange outings to local open gardens and talks on subjects of interest. New members welcome – just turn up and bring a small contribution for refreshment.
The BGs meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 7pm; check the village Diary for location which is usually in members’ houses.
For more information please contact Sarah on 543194 or Helen on 82323.
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Sally Cox runs a regular series of very relaxed classes for all abilities (even beginners) and in all media. Bring your own materials, choose your own subject or paint along with Sally, who will be there to offer advice and will do some work herself to inspire you to have a go.
- Cost: £7 per two hour session
- For more information on dates or to sign up, e-mail Sally or call on 563421
“This is really just an excuse for an ‘arty’ get together, so go on – give it a go!”
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The Alton Bridge Club (www.altonbridgeclub.co.uk) will meet at Beech Village Hall every Monday & Tuesday evening (except Bank Holidays) to play duplicate bridge. We welcome visitors, especially youngsters, but before your first visit please contact any of the following who will be happy to answer any questions or try to arrange a partner if you are on your own:
- Chairman: Sue Cretch – Tel: 01420 23896 e-mail: email@example.com
- Secretary: Sheila Wilson – Tel: 01420 561331 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact for a Partner: Ron Turner – Tel 01420 543187 e-mail: email@example.com
We start playing promptly at 7.30 each evening Please arrive 15/20 minutes earlier to help with setting up the tables etc. Once we have started playing it is not usually possible to include late arrivals. We aim to finish by 10.30 p.m.
- Monday nights have always welcomed players who are moving from lessons to playing Duplicate for the first time, which means that less experienced players are particularly encouraged to come and play.
- Tuesday nights are open to anyone but you will need to be familiar with rubber or duplicate bridge and to have already played for a number of years.
- There is a £3.00 table money charge per session for visitors and £2.00 for members. Annual membership is £12.00 per year. We have special reduced terms for youngsters and students.
- The Alton Bridge Club is affiliated to the English Bridge Union.
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A friendly bridge club for students, novices and newcomers to duplicate bridge. The morning will consist of duplicate practice. The club is run by an English Bridge Union Professional Teacher and she will be at hand to give advice when necessary.
- We play approximately 15 pre-set hands.
- Copies of the hands are available after the session.
- Advice and guidance on bidding and play.
- No need to bring a partner, partner guaranteed.
- Table Money £3.50p. Tea/Coffee & biscuits 50p.
Baby Sensory’s award winning baby development classes are now running in your area. You and your baby will experience different sensory activities designed to support your baby’s sensory development every week and you are welcome to join at any time. Baby Sensory is an extremely popular Baby Development activity and many of our classes are fully booked, it is advisable to book early.
Classes take place every Friday: Babies from 7 -13 months – 9.45am until 10.45am; Babies from Birth to 6 months – 11.15am until 12.15pm.
Beginners Ballroom & Latin Dancing: Wednesdays 7.30pm or 8.30pm
Beginners’ 8.30-9.30pm; Intermediate: 7.30-8.30pm
Don’t be shy, come and see how much fun dancing can be! Fully qualified, experienced and patient teacher. Everyone welcome, especially those who think they have two left feet!! Make this the year you dance your way to fitness. New beginners course starts 22nd September 8.30-9.30pm; 7.30 class continues for those with some experience.
Rustlers have been meeting regularly in Beech since the Village Hall was modernised. It is a branch of Rustlers Square Dance Club that has been meeting on Fridays in Alresford since 1980 and on Tuesdays in Alton since 1993.
Because Square Dancing is progressive, our Dancing on Thursdays is aimed at Plus dancers, i.e., those who have been dancing for two year and more. If you are interested in learning to Square Dance, we run a course on Tuesdays (8pm-10pm) at the Assembly Rooms, Alton on Tuesday evenings. Please contact Colin Haines on 86378 for more information.
Dance your way to fitness! Treat yourself to an hour away from the stresses and strains of life and enjoy this lively, friendly class that combines a variety of dance styles with general keep-fit and body conditioning. Classes are fun and informal exercising the body and mind! Suitable for all (12 – 80+). Dance to a variety of music from current charts hits and pop classics to light classical – anything that makes you want to move!
Classes take place in the Village Hall (almost!) every Tuesday & Thursday. For more information, please call Sheron Gillard, a Keep Fit Association tutor and a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals, on 560065 or visit www.getactivenow.org.uk.
Why not just come along for a trial session? You will be made most welcome. Don’t forget to bring a drink and wear suitable clothing. Classes cost £5 per session plus a small annual fee for membership of the Keep Fit Association (although you are welcome to try a couple of classes before committing to this). Classes are also held at Alton Community Centre (Weds 10.00 – 11.00am).
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Would you like to:
Improve your posture?
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Release tension and aid relaxation?
Body Control Pilates can help you to achieve all this.
Through a series of mat-based exercises we aim to restore normal, natural movement and re-educate our bodies to use the right muscles for the right job, at the right time. Class sizes are small so you will receive individual attention and Pilates is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
For more information please contact Julie Nevile, a fully-qualified Body Control Pilates Instructor (http://www.bodycontrol.co.uk/) and a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (Level 3 Instructor) on 07791 646789 or by e-mail.