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.
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.
There is a visit by coach to the Business Design Centre in Islington, London to attend the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies) on Saturday 10 August.
Another coach trip will go to Lacock Abbey, the Fox Talbot Museum & village on Wednesday 11 September.
Other dates for the diary are:
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.
Monday 22 July the Walking Group walk along the river to Culham.
Tuesday 30 July at 7 pm at Steventon Village Hall – the Jubilee Group meets again to celebrate the centenary of the Oxfordshire Federation with an Evening of Music and Song by professional singer Fiona Harrison. Refreshments will include a glass of Prosecco as well as tea and cake. Tickets are £3 and will be for sale at the next Abingdon Fitzharrys meeting. As a prelude to the evening’s entertainment, participants are invited to take a picnic to enjoy on Steventon Village Green at 5.30 pm.
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 14 September – Faberdashery Sale at Denman – sale of your every crafting need at silly prices.
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.
Monday 30 September 2 – 4 pm Afternoon Tea at Denman with Cookery Demonstration
Monday 28 October 7.15 pm at Oxford Town Hall An evening with Stella Rimington, former head of MI5.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.