GOOD NEWS - 25th May
We like to make a song and dance about all the good things happening in Fleetwood so that's a great place to start this week's bulletin ...
If it's folk music for you, this month's Songs at The Museum is on tomorrow (26th May) from 1pm with more dates throughout the year. See the Museum website for this and all their events.
Folk In The Afternoon is monthly in the upstairs room of The Strawberry Gardens on Poulton Road - the next date is 5th June from 1pm - 3pm ... singers, musicians, poets and listeners welcome!
Are You Ready To Dance is a brand new, high-energy, heart-thumping workout starting at St Nicholas Church Hall, Broadway on Wednesday evenings from 14th June. You'll have fun, get fit and learn new routines to the backing track of the latest chart hits. For more information about getting involved please contact Ben by email to email@example.com or you can call 07783 934569.
The lovely folks at Tia's Crown host FREE dance classes in The Crown Ballroom at Farmer Parrs and across the Fylde Coast. There is one tomorrow, Friday 26th May, at 9.30am - if you can't make it along this time, follow their Facebook page or telephone them on 07377 896508 for details of the next session and their regular classes.
It's the Half-Term holidays so some ideas for children and families including the Fleetwood Town Community Trust Sports & Soccer CampsFootball games, fun competitions and activities at local venues including the Poolfoot Complex, Thornton and at Shakespeare School in Fleetwood. These are full-day sessions and there is a fee. For further details and to book see the Fleetwood Town Community Trust website or telephone 01253 208442.
Sunday 28th May, 10am - 2pm: Build a Bird Craft Session at Rossall TowerCome and learn about Wyre’s coastal and dune birds with a short talk and bird spotting session at Rossall Tower. There will be a chance for the kids to have a go at crafting their own bird to take home. A drop-in event with craft items provided to help build a bird - it's advised to allow 45 minutes to really enjoy the experience. There's no need to book.
Tuesday 30th May, 10am - 12 noon: Seasonal Children’s Arts at Stanah Country ParkFree and fun spring-themed session for children aged 7-11 to learn creative skills in a beautiful setting. This is a drop-off activity - children should be brought to the reception area in the Riverside Room at Stannah. Parents/guardians can collect their child from noon. To book places, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Affinity Lancashire Outlet is putting on a fantastic week of Pirate Adventures.
Why ... because they aarggh! Starting with Sea Life Blackpool at the Little Cod Club on Saturday 27th for themed fun, games & crafts then story-telling, face-painting, a sand art workshop, inflatables (no hooks please) and of course there's a treasure trail. > See the Affinity Lancashire website
There are a few changes to the regular opening hours of the Healthier Fleetwood Wellbeing & Community Information Centre at Affinity over the next few weeks. The Centre will be closed on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th May, and Monday 12th June but in the first of some extra days for the Summer, we will be OPEN on Saturday 3rd June, 11am to 3pm. Otherwise, it's the usual schedule: Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays and Fridays, all 11-3. As always, we've had some great conversations at the Centre this week and welcomed local community groups for drop-in events.
Autism Initiatives have been with us for the last two Tuesdays, meeting visitors to talk about the figures and ornaments they make and paint. They will be back on 6th June and then on dates throughout the Summer - please do pop in to say hello and perhaps buy one of their ready-to-paint kits. See their Facebook page or visit the Autism Initiatives website for more about their work and support.
A reminder that every Friday is our Chatter Cafe so tea and coffee is available while you browse all the information and chat with other residents. Also on Fridays from 11am to around 1pm, the friendly volunteers from The Walnut Tree are available to share support and their advice on caring for a loved-one with a debilitating condition AND you can also speak to one of the Fleetwood Social Prescribers.
Working with our friends at Fleetwood Wellbeing Way we have launched the 'Grow The Tallest Sunflower' competition for 2023.
Call into the Information Centre to pick up a FREE pack of seeds and some other goodies, and start growing. We'll ask you to send in the height of your flower with a photo on 1st September and you could be in with a chance of winning the prize, just like Carol, last year's Champion.
Thank you to Debbie and all the volunteers at Fleetwood Wellbeing Way for their support with the sunflower competition and many other projects. In fact, Debbie and Victoria from the group were both recently recognised by the Women's Institute for their fantastic work in the community - congratulations and very well-deserved. Please do keep sending in your Good News! Until the next time ... take care.