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Mini Masterchefs | Childrens Cookery Classes | Winkfield | Ascot

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Mini Master Chefs  :: Winkfield Ascot   Budding young cooks required:  Mini Masterchefs offers engaging cooking classes for pre-school children.  The classes encourage them to have fund whilst making delicious recipes that are brilliant even for the fussiest eaters.

Children will learn about food through touching, tasting, experimenting and enjoying cooking in a happy secure environment, promoting early years development along the way.

During the hour-long class, every child will have their own tools and an apron as getting a little bit messy is considered part of the whole experience! They cook with a variety of fresh ingredients and talk about how they are grown and where they come from.

For more information contact Jenn on 01344 526451 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

www.minimasterchefs.co.uk

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Allotments, Festivals, Cultivation, Computers & More

BK - This and That is a website run by an Ascot resident. This site contains articles on various subjects, including growing on allotments, histories of allotments and of cultivation; the summer festivals in Edinburgh  and computer performance. There are articles by BK, as well  many links to other people's articles, - BK is a firm believer in the original ethos of the Internet, which is to share information. Visit http://www.bkthisandthat.org.uk/


American Women of Berkshire & Surrey

American Women of Berkshire. For more information visit www.awbs.org.uk

AWBS is a social and philanthropic club whose goal is to support and encourage our members as they engage with our community. Whether you are a returning member or a new member, I am certain this year will provide many fun and rewarding opportunities for you.

We are a volunteer-run organization, and each member's participation is essential to our club's success. There are so many opportunities to get involved in both leadership and assisting roles. Please consider where you can contribute.

AWBS is a great resource for new members, providing support and helpful tips for your transition period. Area Welcome Buddies are a big help, serving as someone to touch base with when you need some advice. Additionally, our Welcome Coffees are another fun opportunity to meet other new and existing members in your area.

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Angling Club | Old Windsor

Old Windsor :: Angling Club   Old Windsor Angling Club,

In 2008, OWAC celebrated its Golden Anniversary, but has always been a friendly Members Club based on Thames River fishing, with a varied fixture list visiting many other fisheries and Clubs.
The present HQ is our Clubhouse at Home Park, Windsor, and now we are managing the fishing on Home Park on behalf of RBWM, we really are THE local Angling club. In addition, we have access to fishing at Old Windsor, Potts Field, Cookham, Clivedon, The Jubilee River, as well as seven miles of the Wey Navigation canal, 30 miles of the Basingstoke Canal, and we offer Reading and District Angling Association membership as an option.
We are pleased to accept anglers of any sex, age, or experience, and will help and encourage new anglers on request. Our meetings are on Tuesday evenings at the clubhouse, around 8.30pm, and we arrange matches on Sundays, with some Wednesday evening matches in the Summer.
Old Windsor Angling Club is a member of Angling Trust, supports the good work being done by Les Webber (“Gets Kids hooked on Fishing not drugs or crime”) at Wraysbury and is affiliated to Thames Valley Angling Association, Basingstoke Canal Angling Association and Reading and District Angling Association.

OWAC can be contacted on the website www.oldwindsorac.webs.com , Facebook page, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phoning the Secretary, Alan Beaven, on 01628 602537 (evenings)


ASCENT | Ascot | Membership | Programme 2014

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Ascot 41 Club

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  Calling all ex Round Tablers living in the area! Ascot 41 Club meets the first Wednesday of every month. The group has a very varied programme, including Sunday walks, weekends away and a thriving golf section. You are invited to go along and meet the group. Email Tony Thear on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Ascot Brass

Ascot Brass perform concerts for charity and in the band stand at Ascot Racecourse. Visit www.ascotbrass.org.uk


Ascot Bridge Club- Chavey Down, Ascot

Ascot Bridge Club, Chavey Down, Near AscotThe Ascot Bridge Club was formed in 1977 and plays in the Chavey Down Community Centre hall, directly behind St. Martin's church in Church Road, Chavey Down. There is bridge played every Monday afternoon and Tuesday evening - except
on bank holidays. Whilst the Monday afternoon section of the club plays exclusively duplicate pairs bridge, the Tuesday evening section includes a teams of four evenings several times every year.
For more information please call David Calcutt on 01344-886412, or visit the web site
www.ascotbridge.org.uk


Ascot Cake Kitchen | Sugarcraft | Baking | Cake Decorating | Lessons


Ascot Horticultural Society

Ascot Horticultural Society The Ascot Horticultural Society meets at King Edward's Hall, King Edward's Road, North Ascot on the second Wednesday of the month. The Society enjoys speakers, several shows a year and an annual competition with the Sunningdale Gardening Association. New members are welcome. For membership enquiries call 01344 883535.   Visit www.ascothorticulturalsociety.org.uk


Ascot Inner Wheel Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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The Ascot Inner Wheel celebrated its 50th anniversary with a grand lunch at the Coworth Park Hotel, on February 15th 2013.

Ascot Rotary was established in 1948 but it wasn't until 1963 that four wives, being members of Windsor Inner Wheel, decided to form their own Inner Wheel Club in Ascot, presided over by Mrs Molly Newport.  Although only a small club of 19 members, they  were very effective in local benevolent work, and received their club charter on 12th February 1963  At the time a local newspaper observed "Owing to flooding at the Royal Ascot Hotel, the event had to be switched at the last moment to the Silver Ring at Ascot Racecourse". Coworth Park is clearly able to cope better with recent, similar weather and the celebration flowed seamlessly .
Ascot Inner Wheel :: 1963 Founder Members

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Ascot Locomotive Society

The Ascot Locomotive Society which meets alongside car park 10 of the Ascot Racecourse off the Winkfield Road (A330) currently has vacancies for new members.  There are no public running sessions but the group welcomes visitors on the first Sunday of each month from 14.00. Anyone interested is asked to contact, Fred Jackman 01344 451305, email – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or look in on any Sunday and Monday mornings, to see what it's all about.

 


ASPEN - Ascot Peace Education Network

ASPEN, the Ascot Peace Education Network, began meeting prior to this country’s last conflict, euphemistically termed by the UK media Gulf War 2. It has been constituted as an independent voluntary organisation. It aims to build upon the tremendous concern felt by everyone about the war in Iraq. People worldwide, particularly the young, have woken up with a renewed intention to engage In peace building, by resolving conflict, and the group aims to actively promote peace and understanding through educational visits to schools, informed debates, entertaining neighbours with hospitality teas or lunches so improving relationships where we live.  The group meets formally every quarter and plans to invite experienced peace activists to inspire us. Strictly speaking it is not a Christian only group although many of its members worship at All Saints Church. It is not a political organisation only humanitarian. If you wish to join you will be most welcome. Contact Mrs. A Yarwood 01344- 621167.



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BBOWT | Wildlife Group | N.Ascot

BBOWT :: logo   The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) is one of 47 Wildlife Trusts working across the UK to achieve the shared aim of securing a better future for wildlife.

BBOWT was founded in 1959 (as the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Naturalist Trust -  BBONT) by local ecologists who could see the extent of harm being done to the wonderfully rich natural environment of the three counties. For over 50 years we have worked with local people to make Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire richer in wildlife.

BBOWT currently has about 54,000 members and more than 1,300 active volunteers. It is thanks to our members and volunteers that we are able to keep going - we do not receive any core governmental funding. Our income comes from a range of sources including grants, legacies, business support and charitable trusts donations, but most important of all are our membership subscriptions......

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Bee Keeping | Slough Windsor & Maidenhead Beekeepers' Society

 Bee Keeping :: Windsor Maidenhead & Slough
 Membership Offers: Hands-on in the Spring/ Summer at the Society Apiary, Autumn /Winter programme of talks in Windsor, BBKA membership, BBKA News bi-monthly, insurance against bee diseases, mentoring

Visit www.swmbks.weebly.com


Bell Ringing in Winkfield, near Ascot

Winkfield St.Mary's Church near AscotThe Winkfield Bell Ringers are a very active group, based at St.Mary's CoE Church, Winkfield, near Ascot. The group ususally performs at a Christmas concert in the Church and raises funds for charity with appearances at Christmas shopping venues and similar. For hand bells call 01344 861282 or , for tower bells, call 01344 886087.


Berkshire Family History Society

berkshire family history societyGet the most from your family history -  with Berkshire Family History Society - helping everyone’s family trees to flourish !

Bracknell meetings
21st September  What's in a name?  talk by Howard Benbrook
19th October Researching you Irish Ancestors talk by John Dunne
16th November       A Tiger in the Bathroom and a Rifle up the Chimney talk by Tony Hadland


LET’S SHATTER TWO MYTHS ... YOU DON’T NEED TO HAVE BERKSHIRE ANCESTORS TO BENEFIT... Many with no local ancestors draw actively on society products and services.... AND YOU DON’T NEED TO LIVE IN BERKSHIRE Plenty of members live far beyond its borders, some live overseas.
The society delivers resources and activities to meet the needs of people like you; people researching into families across the UK and overseas (and in Berkshire too). Would these services be useful in your research?

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Berkshire Ornithology

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Berkshire :: ornithology


Bracknell Choral Society

Ascot's nearest choral group is Bracknell Choral Society, which performs three major concerts each year. We meet on Wednesday evenings in term time at Ranelagh School and are a very friendly crowd of some 100 singers. Come and try us! We have just ended our 50th Anniversary Year, having performed with several world-renowned soloists (eg: Dame Emma Kirkby, Andrew Foster-Williams). We start rehearsing for Brahms' 'Requiem' on January 4th - new singers are always welcome! www.BracknellChoral.org.uk

For tickets call 01344 772962 or visit website www.BracknellChoral.org.uk


Bracknell Forest Society

The Bracknell Forest Society enjoys talks on a range of topics, including archaeology, at Jocks Lane Community Hall, 7.30 - 9.00pm.  All Welcome - Admission Free.  For further information call 01344 423440 or www.thebracknellforestsociety.co.uk


Bushcraft | RockFrog | Ascot

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Chavey Down Women's Institute

Venue for the Chavey Down Womens Institute (WI) Chavey Down WI meets at St.Martin's Church Hall, Church Road, Chavey Down, usually on Monday evenings. New members are welcome. The group enjoys interesting speakers, outings and social events. Call Janey on 01344 883854 or  01344 882184


Coffee Book Chat Group | Ascot Heath Library | Second Monday

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Coffee Book Chat  Group | Ascot Heath Library | Mondays   Ascot book group


Creative Sewing - Winkfield

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sallybeer :: sewing

Sally Beer's creative sewing classes, near Ascot New members are very welcome to join Creative Sewing, with Sally Beer, 10am -12 noon on Mondays and Wednesdays, at Carnation Hall, Chavey Down Road, Winkfield. The sessions are suitable for all levels of sewing experience. The fun classes are a great mixturs of people wishing to run a sewing business, hobby sewers, social sewers and people working on one off projects. Sally also does private tuitionCall 01344 882528.

 


Crochet Group | Ascot Heath Library?

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East Berkshire Scrabble Club

The East Berkshire Scrabble Club meets in Crowthorne

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Engelmere Decorative and Fine Arts Society- Ascot

  EDFAS is a Member of the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies
NADFAS

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We are a local NADFAS group which meets on the second Tuesday of every month
(except August & December) at : St George’s School, St. George’s Lane, Ascot at 7pm for 7.45pm
There is time for socialising followed by a lecture given by one of the highly recommended
NADFAS lecturers. They cover a broad range of subjects including Art, Architecture, Sculpture, Porcelain, Silver, Furniture & Music.

We also organise a number of visits each year to places of interest such as Country Houses, Royal Palaces, Galleries, Museums & Gardens plus
short tours in the UK and overseas city tours which have included St. Petersburg, Madrid  and Dresden & Istanbul.
In addition we hold a Summer and Christmas social event each year. 
This is a relatively new branch of the Society and is very friendly and always pleased to welcome new members.
 If you think you may be interested in ‘testing the water’, please contact: Richard Audsley on 01344 883106
 For more information (including programme for the year). Also see our website:
http://www.englemere-dfas.org.uk/

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Fishing & Angling Academy

The Yateley Angling Academy operates at Trilakes Country Park, catering for all ages, providing tackle, bait and licenses. Contact  the Centre at 12 - 16 The Parade, Yately, Hampshire, GU46 7UN 01252 861955 or visit www.yacacademy.co.uk


French Tuition Up to GCSE | Ascot | Sunningdale


Giovanna's Cookery Club | Sunningdale Village Hall | Tuesdays

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Giovannas Cookery School :: Sunningdale Giovanna's Italian cookery club runs at Sunningdale Village Hall. Giovanna's Adult Cookery Classes run for a 4 week courses, starting on Tuesday April 29th .
Dates of Courses:

Tues 29th April
Tues 6th May
Tues 13th May
Tues 20th May

Tues 3rd June
Tues 10th June
Tues 17th June
Tues 24th June

Tues 1st July
Tues 8th July
Tues 15th July
Tues 22nd July

Come along and cook in a fun and relaxed atmosphere!   Just bring an apron, all ingredients and equipment will be provided!  Please contact Giovanna on 07980 622706 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it





Greek School-Cranbourne-near Ascot

 A Greek School runs at St.Peter's Church Hall, Hatchet Lane, Cranbourne, on Friday evenings. For more information call 01753 840 794.

Historical Society

The Bracknell and District Historical Society, many of whose members live in Ascot, was formed in 1971 and is a Corporate member of the Berkshire Local History Association. The Society holds a monthly meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month, September to April, in Braybrook Hall, Makepiece Road, Bracknell at 7.45 for 8pm. The first meeting of the Autumn session is September 20 - for details go to www.ascotmatters.com/index.htm Subjects vary widely, from the Wessex Sound and Film Archives, to the History of All Saints Church, Ascot. The annual subscription is £10. Visitors are welcome (£2). For further information please telephone: Chairman, Jeff Wood, on 01344 883325, Treasurer, Geoff Moss on 01344 625700


Japanese Mums-Ascot

Japanes Mums group at King Edwards Hall A Japanese Mums Club meets at King Edwards Hall, King Edwards Road, North Ascot, on Thursday afternoons. Contact 01344 299823.


Knit & Natter | Ascot Durning Library

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 ascot library :: knit & natter    A Knitting group meets at the Ascot Durning Library , upper Ascot High Street  every  Tuesday.









Ascot Durning library


La Jolie Ronde Nursery French | Ascot


Ladies Probus Club | Third Monday | Mill Ride Golf Club

 Warfield Ladies Probus Club :: Mill Ride   The Warfield Ladies Probus Club for retired professional and business women from Warfield and the surrounding areas enjoy lunch on the third Monday of the month at Mill Ride Golf Club in North Ascot.  In addition to speakers at these lunches, there are theatre outings and other social events arranged for members.  New members are very welcome.  Please see our website www.wlpclub.co.uk for further details

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Operatic Society

The Windsor and Eton Operatic Society can be found at www.windsor-eton-opera.co.uk 


Organ and Keyboard Club | ADOS

ASCOT ORGAN and KEYBOARD CLUB is a friendly club that meets monthly. It holds a mixture of professional and amateur nights and the occasional charity evening. This not only raises money for good causes, but also promotes the club. The club tries to give younger artistes just starting on the circuit a chance as well as the old favourites. As you will see from our concert diary they have a good selection of top artistes covering many styles of music. Refreshments are included in the entrance fee so why not go along and hear some of the best professional organists play - or just listen to some of the local talent you didn't know existed!


Quite a few of our members have their own organs or keyboards. All try to help each other where possible, and encourage each other to play at our amateur evenings, when players can bring along their own instruments (organs by prior arrangement with the Chairman) or play the club organ, a Technics GA1. A light hearted competition is held annually and a cup presented to the most improved player. The club is always glad to welcome amateur players to show off their talents. Their family, friends and all those wishing to have an evening of live music in friendly surroundings are also welcome at all meetings. This includes members of other clubs who are visiting the area.

In July the club holds a summer social with a fish & chip supper and a very relaxed atmosphere. This gives members who have not played before the chance to "have-a-go" with less pressure.
The club is very well run by Chairman Tony Reed and a dedicated hard working committee. It has a reputation for being one of the friendliest and welcoming clubs in the country.
The club usually meets on the third Friday of the month at 8pm. Subscription: £10 (concession £9) Members admission: £4.00 .Visitors admission: £5.00 Club nights are charged at £2.50 for members and £3.00 for guests.



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Parents & Child Minders | Coffee Book Chat Group | Ascot Heath Library | First Friday

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Coffee Book Chat  Group | Ascot Heath Library | Fridays   Ascot book group


Piano Tuition - ABRSM Teacher

cathy custance piano tuition

Have you ever wanted to learn to play the piano or simply improve on existing skills?  If so, daytime piano lessons are available locally in Warfield from an ABRSM qualified music teacher.

Lessons are competitively priced and tailored to meet individual needs.  Students can be prepared for examinations or can learn for their own personal enjoyment.  Adults of all ages and abilities are welcome

For further information, please contact Cathy Custance on 01344 443190 or 07 910 910 220.





Play Reading Group - Ascot


Probus Club of Ascot | Fourth Monday

The Probus Club of Ascot  meets on the 4th Monday of the month at Sunningdale Park, Larch Avenue, Sunningdale.  Probus is an organisation for retired business and professional men (or those approaching retirement) to meet on a regular basis and socialise.  Ascot Probus Club meets for lunch and to hear the guest speaker.   For further details and inquiries about membership contact the Honorary Secretary on 01344 620060 or  CLICK HERE 


Public Speaking Club

Windsor SpeakersEveryone is a bit afraid of speaking in groups or in public, some just hide it better than others! Do you think it would be a good thing if you were able to speak more confidently or improve your skills?
There’s a safe place you can achieve this and learn to become a better speaker, expressing yourself more freely and feeling in control rather than the other way round.

Windsor Speakers is a ‘non-profit’ club that meets two evenings a month where members get to practice and improve their public speaking in an organised, safe and supportive environment. It’s part of the Toastmasters International organisation that has over one million members worldwide.

We have all walks of life from housewives to business people to tradesmen to students. Ranging from accomplished speakers to absolute beginners.

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday every month at Gardeners Hall, 213 St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3DR. If this is something you might be interested in then pop along one evening to take a look and see what it’s all about. You’d be welcomed.

To find out more go to www.winspeak.co.uk


Quilting Group | Hope Centre | Sunningdale

Please click on the poster  to enlarge it  Sunningdale :: Hope Kitchen There is a Quilting Group  - creative needlework , friendship and chat at the Hope Centre, old Sunningdale High St on Fridays 10.30 -  12 noon. Call Diane on 01344 621621.


Rock Choir | Cordes Hall | Mondays

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LOVE SINGING? Ascot Rock Choir rehearse Mondays 8-9:30pm at the Cordes Hall, Sunninghill with NO AUDITIONS or requirement to read music! Everyone is welcome to join in with singing fun, feel-good songs in harmony with opportunities to perform locally and at bigger events such as the Ideal Home Show! So why not give it a try? Visit www.rockchoir.com to book your FREE taster! Singing really does makes you happy!

Ascot Rock Choir rehearse 8-9:30pm at The Cordes Hall, Sunninghill on Mondays - more info and to book a FREE taster please go to www.rockchoir.com



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Rock Frog Outdoor Activities - near Ascot

frogsRock Frog, based in Cheapside, offers outdoor activities such as  climbing, caving, walking and kayaking, celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2009. Rock Frog runs courses at the Earleywood centre in Bagshot Road, Sunninghill, as well other nearby venues. For full details visit www.rockfrog.co.uk   


Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness Club

Low Gi and low fat diet and fun exercise for all. Meet Wednesday mornings 9.30 am to 10.45 am at Sunningdale Village Hall.
For further information contact Sarah on 07900 254395


Rotary Club of Ascot

 

Royal British Legion- Near Ascot

 Royal British Legion, Cranbourne and Winkfield  Royal British Legion, Cranbourne and Winkfield Branch, Women's Section,meets at the Legion Hall, Hatchet Lane, Cranbourne at 2pm on the first Thursday in the month, except August. New members welcome. Contact Wendy on 01344 890716.

The Cranbourne & Winkfield Royal British Legion has regular events including a Friday meet raffle, bingo once a mouth and quiz nights. Membership is available and open to all. The hall is the best in the area and is available for hire, with disco and catering available. Call 01344 886027.


Scrabble Group | Ascot Heath Library?

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Short Mat Bowls - Winkfield

 At a loss on Tuesday evenings? Why not try short-mat bowls? We are a club of mainly retired people who enjoy a friendly game each week, at 7pm in Carnation Hall, Chavey Down. Why not join us to see whether it might suit you. For more information please ring 01344 882916 or 01344 884553.



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