Abingdon Fitzharrys WI arranges various trips and events locally. The Oxfordshire Federation WI also arranges trips, craft workshops/demonstrations and other events, details of which are provided in News & Views, a monthly publication available to all members.
On Wednesday 29 May, as part of the Oxfordshire Federation’s centenary celebrations a trip to London will include visits to the Florence Nightingale Museum and the East End Women’s Museum.
At Denman in Marcham, the WI’s centre for learning, there is a day visit complete with lunch and a Floral Art Demonstration. on Monday 15 July.
Benson Parish Hall hosts an Art Taster Event onThursday 13 June where Lynne Ward from the Ashmolean Museum will talk about the Pre-Raphaelites and Raphael of Urbino and his contemporaries.
There will be a chance to enjoy the Beatles Tribute Band on the evening of Friday 10 May at Exeter Hall, Kidlington.
The National Federation of Women’s Institutes is holding its Annual General Meeting in Bournemouth on Wednesday 5 June.
Other dates for the diary are:
Monday 13 May – the art group meets again after the Easter break.
Monday 20 May – the walking group are meeting up for a walk around Ardington.
Tuesday 14 May – the lunch group meets at the Spread Eagle in Northcourt Road.
Friday 24 May – the craft group meet at Val Smith’s house to continue their new embroidery project.
Sunday 2 June – Coffee Club meeting 2 – 4 pm at Coffee Aroma, High Street, Abingdon.
Monday 13 May at 7.30 pm – the Jubilee Group of WIs, which includes Abingdon Fitzharrys, is hosting a talk at Sutton Courtenay Village Hall by Kevin Little entitled Amusing tales of Donkeys, Dolphins, Foxes & Fish. Tickets £3.
Tuesday 30 July – the Jubilee Group meets again to celebrate the Centenary of the Oxfordshire Federation of WI’s with and Evening of Music and Song at Steventon Village Hall.
Sunday 7 July – Coffee Club meeting 2 – 4 pm at Coffee Aroma, High Street, Abingdon.
Sunday 7 July 2 – 4.30 pm Northcourt Centre Open Day Entrance is £3 to include tea and cake, children are free. There will be lots to see and do and it is a great opportunity to demonstrate our talents and promote our WI. Please support us.
Thursday 18 July Summer Garden Party in Moira Hinkley-Smith’s garden.
Sunday 4 August – Coffee Club meeting 2 – 4 pm at Coffee Aroma, High Street, Abingdon.
Tuesday 13 August The Abingdon Fitzharrys Summer Outing to Broughton Castle.
Sunday 1 September – Coffee Club meeting 2 – 4 pm at Coffee Aroma, High Street, Abingdon.
Saturday 21 September OFWI Art and Craft Exhibition – Didcot Civic Hall. A group of Abingdon Fitzharrys members are entering the competition. Individual members are also welcome to enter their handiwork for non-competitive exhibition – ceramics, soft toys, watercolours, photographs, patchwork, embroidery, crochet and much more.
Throughout the year individual members arrange coffee mornings not only to raise funds for our WI but also for friendship and fun.
As soon as we get the dates we will include them in our calendar.
For further information about our events, speak to a member of the committee at the monthly meeting or email us at email@example.com.