11:27am Friday 9th November 2007
By Barbara Lewis
Blaenavon Twinning Association: Blaenavon twinning association are organising a cabaret evening to take place on Saturday, November 24.
The event will be held at Blaenavon Workmen's Hall, and the evening will feature Brian Crane in cabaret with the Phil Dando Band.
The tickets are priced at £12 to include light refreshments and the entertainment starts at 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Tickets are available from Jean Williams, telephone 01495 790186 or Blanche Rowles, telephone 01495 790501.
Blast public meeting: Blast (Blaenavon Leisure and Swimming Trouble-Shooters) is holding a public meeting on Thursday, November 15 at 7pm at St Peter's Church, Blaenavon.
Blast committee ask you to show your support by joining a candlelight procession before the meeting (weather permitting).
Meet at Blaenavon leisure centre for 6.30pm, procession across Bryn Terrace and Queen Street, down Broad Street to St Peters Church, Church Road.
Bring candles, torches, lanterns and lights. Call in at campaign shop 71/72 Broad Street, Blaenavon for further details. www.freewebs.com/saveourcentre Blast calendar: Blast recently launched their latest fund-raising idea at the Queen Victoria Inn, Blaenavon.
Blast have published a 2008 calendar which is full of photographs of popular local beauty spots, woodlands and mountains, and is on sale now price £5.
The calendar was designed by Lyndsey Ford and Blast marketing officer Sharon Ford who worked extremely hard in putting the calendar together.
Blast are grateful to local businesses who have kindly sponsored the calendar. It is on sale at the Blast shop 71/72 Broad Street, and also at Prince Street, Post Office, King Street Post Office, Jan's Hairdressers and Davies Newsagents, Broad Street.
Big Pit exhibition: An exhibition is being held at Big Pit until November 30, from 9.30pm to 5pm.
The Spanish Civil War exhibition looks at the role of the Welsh miner soldiers during the Spanish Civil War. This is a free exhibition.
Torfaen Countryside event: The Torfaen countryside department have arranged a Cwmavon Circular Walk.
The walk will be above and around Cwmavon, taking in a wealth of history and lovely views. If you would like to have more details please telephone 01495 774526 as booking is essential.
Walkers to meet at Forge Row car park, Cwmavon, walk takes place on Thursday, November 15, 10am-12.30pm.
Blaenavon Town Council: Blaenavon Town councillors have raised their concerns over grass cuttings being blown onto headstones at Varteg Road Cemetery, Blaenavon.
The town council have contacted Torfaen county borough council who are to look into the possibility of alterations to machinery (when renewed) to allow a side chute.
The town council also voiced their concerns about machinery being used over graves when grass cutting, and headstones being chipped.
This, however, was thought to be unavoidable if grass if to be cut.
Hallowe'en prize winners: The Hallowe'en Fright Night held at Blaenavon workmen's hall last week was a great success. Over 130 children entered the fancy dress competition and the winners were: Under-5s: Kieran Knight; 6-9 years: Ellie Gallioth; 10 and over: Rhiannon Davies.
The adults fancy dress contest was won by Layton Evans.
Winner of the best dressed Halloween shop window competition in town centre was Blaenavon Cheddar Company.
Congratulations to all the winners and everybody who entered.
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