Summary Of Activities & Services For April

New Events!

THE MAN SHED GRAND RE-OPENING – This amazing project is moving to bigger premises. The newly refurbished space will open on Friday 6th April, 1pm at Lerret Ope, Chiswell. Please help us celebrate by coming along, having a drink and finding out more about the project’s future plans. All welcome.

QUIZ and CURRY NIGHT – Friday 27th April at the Conservative Club, Easton. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets £6, includes a choice of a beef, chicken or veggie curry. Event Sponsored by Pengillys Solicitors.

COFFEE MORNING – Saturday 28th April at the Easton Methodist Church Hall, Easton.  10am – 12pm. Lots of tasty cakes and activities, including tombola, bric-a-brac and a raffle. Please come along. All welcome. 

ICA Lunch Club The Kimberlin Club, Blacknor Road, Weston. Tuesday 17th April.              £5 for two courses, followed by tea or coffee. Lunch served at 12pm. Transport available at £3 return. Booking essential. Pease call ICA on 823789 to reserve a place. 

Homemade soup and roll lunch at the St George’s Centre, Reforne. Wednesday 18th April at 12.30pm. Transport available at £3 return. As above, booking essential. Pease call to reserve a place. Lunch to be followed by Prize Bingo, also at the St. George’s Centre.Doors open 1.30pm. Eyes down 2pm. All welcome. Attend both the lunch and bingo or just one (lunch or bingo).

PORTLAND LOTTERY DRAW – Next draw on Friday 29th June. £1 a ticket, available from the ICA office and Cards ‘n’ Celebrations, Easton

PRIZE BINGO Come along to the St George’s Centre, Reforne on Wednesday 18th April and Friday the 12th and 26th April.  Doors open 1.30pm. Eyes down 2pm. Nice prizes, everyone welcome.

OVER 50’s BENEFIT ADVICE SURGERY – The Age UK Benefits Advice Surgery will be on Tuesday 10th April for anyone over the age of 50yrs.  One-to-one appointments available. Call ICA to book.

PENGILLYS SOLICITORS LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC – The next clinic will be on the Wednesday 2nd May. Please note there will no clinic in April. Call ICA to book an appointment.

CHESIL ART (CHAT) – Group meets at St. John’s Hall, Ventnor Road, Fortuneswell every Tuesday, 1.30pm–3.30pm.  Members can enjoy painting or sketching alongside others in a friendly and welcoming environment, using a range of materials. Suitable for beginners upwards. Tutor support. Materials can be borrowed for the first few sessions.

THE OLD BOYS CLUB – Closed for seasonal break. Re-opening spring.

FIT+ EXERCISE CLASS – Every Wednesday, 11.30am –12.30pm at the YMCA, Reforne. Tutor led. Features cardio and core muscle strengthening exercises with a ‘hint of disco-ball.’ £3 per session

OSTEOCISE EXERCISE CLASS – Every Monday, 10am-11am at the Girt Hall, St George’s Centre, Reforne. Features seated and standing exercises, stretching, stamina and core strengthening work. Ideal for joint problems, including arthritis and osteoporosis. Supports weight loss. Helps maintain and improve mobility. Tutor led. £3 per session. 

GET TOGETHER CLUB ‘SEATED’ EXERCISE CLASS’ – Every Thursday, 10.30am-11.30am at the YMCA, Reforne. Gentle exercise to improve fitness, strengthen joints, increase inner core strength, keep you moving and improve stability to prevent falls. Tutor led. £3 per session (including refreshments). Transport available at £3 return.

THE FORGET-ME-NOT SONGSTERS – A friendly and welcoming community based signing group, with each activity and song carefully chosen to keep the mind stimulated. Open to all. Great for anyone who has concerns about their memory. Dementia friendly.

Runs alternate Wednesdays. Next sessions 11th and 25th April, 10.00-11.30am at the C2000 Hall, Easton.  £3 per session (including refreshments).

THE COMMUNITY CROONERS – ICA’s weekly singing group for the over 50s. Runs Tuesdays, 10.00–11.30am in the Girt Hall, St Georges Centre, Reforne. Suitable for those looking to fill their morning with fun, music and friends, in a safe and welcoming environment. Regular public performances. Cost £3 per session (including refreshments).

COMMUNITY CAR & MINIBUS (wheelchair friendly) –The community car is available for all your appointments and shopping trips. Advanced booking is essential. This service operates on donations with volunteer drivers.

SHOPPING SERVICE FOR PORTLAND’S OVER 55s – ICA runs regular Thursday mornings shopping service to Tesco, Easton. Cost £3 return. Call ICA to book.

APRIL trips…

11th ALDI Store in Chickerell – £5 return from Portland, £4.00 from Wyke

15th Wellworthy Club for Sunday Lunch – £5 from Portland, £4 from Wyke return.

29th The Lobster Pot for Sunday Lunch – £4 return (Portland only)

NB: Refreshments are not included in the above prices. There are limited spaces for the transport, so book early.

BEFRIENDING – ICA offers a range of befriending services from companionship to help with local errands, personal correspondence and small DIY tasks, or perhaps just a friendly phone call or chat over a cup of tea. All our volunteers are police and reference checked, interviewed and fully insured.

GARDENING – We are also able to offer help with gardening, including mowing, weeding, planting and hedge trimming and landscaping.

DIY – Any small jobs or DIY concerns, why not contact the office to see if we can help?  Wide variety of work undertaken, from putting flat pack furniture together to fixing broken curtain rails or changing light bulbs.

DOG WALKING – Volunteers available to walk well-behaved dogs on a regular basis. For those that cherish their pets but are struggling with their physical exercise.

NB: Some ‘At Home’ services carry a cost. For more information, call the ICA office on 823789.

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