March Events List 1st – 15th

FREE WILLS MONTH  For anyone over 55 years old looking to have a will written or updated. A donation is hoped for on completion, but you are under no obligation.  If you are under 55, during Novembers Will Aid Month, solicitors write a basic will in exchange for a charitable donation. www.freewillsmonth.net

1st St. David’s Day A celebration of St Davids life, the patron saint of Wales. March 1st is his feast day when the catholic church will offer a special mention, prayers or scripture reading.     Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus

3rd, 5th, 26th If you are looking to improve your job prospects, drop in to the Thatcham Town Council Chambers between 11.30am – 12.30pm for FREE employment and training advice. Brownsfield Road, RG19 3HF

3rd Newburys first vegan Meet Up event at the Lock Stock and Barrel. A chance to socialise, make new friends and learn more about  a vegan lifestyle. If you choose to eat there, a vegan menu and drinks are available. 6pm – 11pm 104 Northbrook St. Newbury RG14 1AA

4th Any Wednesday between 3pm and 7pm join Newbury Ecobrickers at the Lock Stock and Barrel, Newbury. Advice is available if you are new to Ecobricking. FREE to attend.

5th Eco Bricks Meet Up. Find out more about Eco Bricking at this FREE informal session at The Base. Suitables for ages 12+ 7.30pm – 8.30pm Communication Road, Thatcham. RG19 6HN

5th Blaze Buddies. FREE Tickets available from 10am on the day for the 11am – 11.30am session. West Berkshire Museum, Newbury RG14 5AS

5th World Book Day There are 12 World Book Day titles FREE with tokens from McDonalds. Check the Mcdonalds app for deals…

6th If English is your second language, drop in for an opportunity to practise speaking it. Friendly environment, refreshments available, no booking required. Hungerford Library 5pm – 6.30pm

6th Tilda, the friendly Pets as Therapy dog will be joining Storytime at Newbury Library 11am – 11.45am. FREE activity, no booking required.

6th Monthly Friday Crafternoons: Take along your latest project and enjoy a relaxed afternoon with like minded people. 12noon – 4pm  £5 on the door. Refreshments provided but you are welcome to take your own lunch. Attend 4 sessions and you get the 5th free. The Burdwood Centre, Thatcham RG19 4YA

6th Dreweatts FREE Valuation Day. Take along your antiques, paintings, jewellery or other collectables between 10am – 2pm for a no obligation valuation. No appointment required. Donnington Priory, Newbury RG14 2JE

6th First Friday of each month: Seniors Meal. Open to everyone over the age of 60. Kennet Christian Centre, 12 Enborne Road, Newbury RG14 6AH 12.30pm – 3pm Book your FREE place 01635 580436

7th Francis Baily STEM Fair (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics)  Activities are suitable for children age 4 – 11 years. A BBQ and refreshments  will be available.  £6 per child accompanying adults free. All proceeds will be used to purchase STEM equipment for each year group. Tickets via Ticketsource.

7th Inkpen Crocus field Walk FREE BBOWT short walk to take in the largest wild display of crocuses in the country. Meet at the nearby car park in Post Office Road, RG17 9PT. The reserve can be quite muddy in places. No booking required. Guide Dogs only. No wheelchair access. 10.30am – 11.30am

7th Mortimer Fire Station (Fire station of the year 2019) are holding a Have a Go Event at 10am if you are interested in becoming a firefighter. West End Road, RG7 3TE

7th Thatcham Roller Disco. Kennet Leisure Centre, Stoney Lane, Thatcham. RG19 4LJ First session 5pm – 6.15pm second session 6.30pm – 7.45pm Adm. £5 (+39p bk fee) per skater booked online, £6 on the door, including skate hire.

7th Discover what life was like for those who had to take up arms against their fellow countrymen. Living history demonstrations will be inside Shaw House. 11am – 4pm FREE

There are two collection bins in aid of Newbury Soup Kitchen Newbury Co-Op stores: Brummel Road, RG14 1SG and Essex Street, RG14 6QW. Stocks are running low after the generosity of Christmas waned.

8th Burghclere 5K & 10K Charity Fun Run. Spaces have been increased to 150 for this road and trail run. Open to all ages and abilities. Please book your place so that there will be a medal for you on the day. Burghclere Sports Club, Harts Lane. RG20

10th If you are thinking of becoming a teaching assistant, a career changer or a graduate this summer: Train to Teach Career Information Evening. Kennet School, Thatcham RG19 4LL 6pm – 8pm (talk 6.30pm) Refreshments available.  Option to book your FREE place.

10th Illustrated talk by Neil Shuttleworth and Thomas Plant on General Antiques plus Fakes and Forgeries to Newbury National Trust branch. 7.30pm  St. George the Martyr Church, Andover Road, Wash Common, Newbury. RG14 6NU  Non members and friends welcome £3

10th Monthly Book Club. Casual discussion group where you can look deeper into the texts you love and discover new ones. FREE 6pm – 7pm Balcony Bar, Corn Exchange, Newbury. RG14 5BD

11th Anger Management Workshop. Suitable for parents and carers of children and young people with autism spectrum conditions or children who are on the waiting list for a Berkshire CAMHS autism assessment. FREE to attend, but please book your place via Eventbrite. Refreshments available, please take your own lunch.

11th Berkshire Family History Society are offering a talk by Dr. Nick Young on how Newbury used to be with photos dating back to the second half of the 1800’s. Shaw Church Hall  RG14 2DR 7.30pm Non members are invited to donate £3 towards costs.

Whilst on the subject of photos, cute cat photographs are needed for a charity calendar compiled by David and Marion Canning. Deadline is the 16th March. Entry costs £1. Photos be printed for judging by the public at a spring fair at the Ambrose Allen Centre, Tadley RG26 4EU on March 21st. Monies raised go to the Basingstoke and District Cats Protection.  For more entries and info: tel. 0118 981 5678 or email: davidandmarioncanning@gmail.com

11th Find out more about Fostering at Newbury Library. 11am – 2pm FREE no booking required. The Wharf, RG14 5AU

13th Monthly Eco Pop-Up offering a mix of stalls of refillable household products and dried foods.  Don’t forget to take your own containers. St Mary’s Church, Thatcham RG19 3PN 10am – 12.30pm

13th Touch To See: A sociable monthly discussion group for those with visual impairments. Guided session with works of art using audio and tactile resources from the Living Paintings Library. 11.30am – 12.45pm The Base, Communications Road, Thatcham.

14th Newbury WI Spring Fair. St Nicolas Church Hall, Newbury. RG14 5HG 10am – 2pm

14th Friends of Thatcham Library Coffee Morning. 10.30am – 12pm. Suggested donation of 50p for tea/coffee & £1 for cake.

14th Live and Loud: Volunteer recruitment event. Thatcham Baptist Church, Wheelers Green Way. RG19 4YF 10am – 3pm FREE to attend.

14th Kingsclere Sustainable Eco-friendly Market. 10.30am – 1.30pm Fieldgate Centre, RG20 5SQ West Berks Repair Cafe will be there as well as a mix of new and previous stalls.

15th Repair Cafe volunteers will be popping up at the Cow and Cask to help save items from landfill. Last item that can be looked at for possible repair is 30 minutes before the end of session. 11am – 2pm  Inches Yard, Newbury RG14 5DP Limited parking on site, nearest car park is the Kennet Centre.

15th Baby & Children’s Nearly New Sale: Mum2mum market.  Quality pre-loved baby and children up to 6 yrs and maternity goods. £2 entry. Down load the 241 voucher (Children free) FREE entry in last half hour of sale. Cash only event. Park House School, Andover Road, Newbury RG14 6NQ.

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