Looking Ahead to What's On
Calling all you budding poets and doggerel writers, we have a challenge for you. As we are still unable to meet and it seems like it will be for some time yet, how about putting all that spare time to making us all smile.
A limerick is described as ‘a humorous five line poem with a rhyme scheme’ (aabba)
The limerick packs laughs anatomical
Into space that is quite economical.
But the good ones I've seen
So seldom are clean
And the clean ones so seldom are comical.
The limerick can be one or two verses and the content should make anyone who reads it smile or even laugh (let’s face it, we can all do with that), it also must be non-offensive and printable!
Entries can be sent to WI House or email to email@example.com
The best ones will be published in The WI Northamptonshire News.
UNCOVERING THE HISTORY OF A NORTHAMPTONSHIRE FARMHOUSE - ZOOM TALK
Tuesday 29 September 7 pm - 8.30 pm FREE
Braunston WI member, Kate Mawer, will tell how she dated and discovered her house history.
This is proving a very popular talk but some places are still available.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
FROM THE PILLORY TO THE PRISON CELL - ZOOM talk by Ginny Davis
Monday 12 October 7 pm £5.00
Ginny’s illustrated talk charts the history and development of judicial sentencing from the 16th to the 20th century. Time was when coin clippers were traitors sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered and scolds were sentenced to the ducking stool. Ginny ‘s talks are informative and amusing . Find out more on her website http://www.ginnydavis.com
Please email email@example.com by Friday 25 September if you wish to attend. You will then be sent details of how to pay plus Zoom joining instructions.
TREASURERS WORKSHOP BY ZOOM
Saturday 21 November 10- 12.30pm OR 2-4pm FREE
If you are a relatively new Treasurer, an established one or are considering taking on the role shortly, do come along to this workshop where members of the Membership & Training committee, together with the Federation Treasurer, will take you through the year. We will discuss budgets, keeping records, financial safeguards, charity law and where to find information and guidance. An exercise will be sent out to those taking part beforehand. There will be open discussion and handouts will be sent out after the workshop.
Application form is with your Secretary this month. Please apply by Friday 30 October.
DENMAN AT HOME
During October many different courses are on offer, for example:
Exercise Classes: Mindful Yoga - 4 part course 1 October to 22 October
Music - Ukele Sing-along 9 October
Cookery - Seasonal Preserves 6 October
History Talks - Richard the Lionheart and Saladin, The Third Crusade 20 October and
Blenheim and the Churchills 26 October
Find out more on the website www.denman.org.uk then click on the Denman at Home tab or use the following link https://www.denman.org.uk/whats-on/?_search=Online%20Course
ZOOM TALKS FROM OTHER FEDERATIONS
Oxfordshire Federation and Gloucestershire Federation have invited all WI members to join any of their Zoom talks. Prices vary.
October events offered by Oxfordshire include:
* Ian Fleming, His Life and County Connections 6 October 2 pm
* Sex, Secrets, Scandal and Salacious Gossip of the Royal Court 1600 to 1830 12 October 2 pm
See the full programme and book tickets at https://www.oxfordshirewi.co.uk/what-s-on
Gloucestershire’s events include:
* Make a Festive Wreath 1 October 11 am
* The Women's Euro-Arabian North Pole Exhibition 2018 6 October 7 pm
For information on all Gloucestershire’s events go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/online/gfwi/