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Idea: We hope to build a new Men’s Shed to benefit the community in the parish of Nettlestone & Seaview on the Isle of Wight.
The Isle of Wight Area of the Ramblers has 540 members in 2 groups – The Isle of Wight Group and Wight Sole Group (mainly for the 20 to 40 age group).
Newchurch Male Voice Choir sing for the enjoyment of singing but also to raise money for charity. We practice each Friday evening at 7.25 pm in the Parish Hall High St. Newchurch.
Anglican Church St John the Baptist, Oakfield with Holy Trinity, Ryde is an Anglican church with an open, friendly atmosphere where all are welcome.
Driftwood Line Dance Club Join us for a friendly social evening in Freshwater. Holding classes for Beginners, improvers and intermediate dancers. Everyone welcome, come along and give us a try. Classes held on a Tuesday at 6pm – 7.30pm and 7.30pm – 9pm (please call for details) (Address is for contact only, not venue)
The Club is situated on the outskirts of Ryde, behind McDonalds and near to Tesco. The facility is the largest indoor club on the island and players of all ages and abilities are welcome. Bowls is really the ‘sport for all’. It can be played by people of all ages and abilities, making it the sport for all members of your family to enjoy together. Sport should also be enjoyable; however, to be able to play consistently well requires concentration and practice. Our coaching team offer courses to bowlers of all levels, whether you are a novice or a more advanced bowler, they can give you practical advice and tips on how to improve your game. Bowls also offers the opportunity to meet new people, socialise and create new challenges which boosts both psychological and emotional well being. Please Click Here for Membership Details
The Links Trust is a small, non-profit charity with a dedicated volunteer team. We believe in listening to our community and work hard to produce events, outings and activities that the 50+ want to be involved with
The Oddfellows fosters the kind of community spirit that many of us look back on with fondness. It’s a society made up of ordinary people from all walks of life, who help each other where they can and enjoy themselves as much as they can. We run a varied programme of social events from coffee mornings to days out, cards to ten pin bowling.
Welcome to the Sportsmans Rest. Set in the Beautiful village of Porchfield where you will find our traditional English Pub. Great pub food available Lunchtimes and Evening including kids meals and a wide range of Wines, award winning Real Ales, Lagers and other drinks to enjoy. There are daily specials including homemade dishes including our Gluten Free menu & Pensioner Lunchtime Specials. Well behaved Dogs are welcome inside as well as Family Friendly. So come and say hello, enjoy a drink or two and a great meal with a warm welcome from Deborah & David & the team, see you soon.
Browns Family Golf Course was created by the golfing legend, Henry Cotton, a world famous golfer of his day. Power was needed on site to serve the club house and water the greens, and so two Ruston machines were installed, which are still there to this day, untouched for over 50 years. A grant was found to help make the building housing the machinery watertight once again but here is little or no money to restore the machinery itself. Men in Sheds was approached to see if we could help. So we managed to get a group of retired engineers to come along to see if this is a project that would interest them, and we are pleased to say that it most certainly does! We are currently full at this shed (insurance and safety needs mean we are limited on how many men can be working in here at any one time) but if you would like a visit, get in touch on our contact page and we will see what we can do for you. For more information please contact Lois Prior at Age UK IW on (01983) 525282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoping Someone will join you? Happy with a moments peace? We’re not mind readers and every day is different. Why not use a Chat Mat to let people know. We are a new Social Enterprise that has been set up to create contacts and build healthy communities, by letting others know when their company would be welcome – starting with a cup of coffee. Tell others about your Chat Mat. (Available on our website) Whether you are an individual, couple, or part of a group use the green side to encourage others to join you. Use the red side for days when you just want to people watch, want a bit of privacy or you and your friends don’t want to be interrupted.
Men in Sheds is a way of getting mainly retired men together to work on projects, make stuff, drink tea and generally get out of the house.
Local Dementia Support Workers offer information and other practical guidance to help people understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges, and preparing for the future.They offer support at information drop-ins, friendship groups, over the phone, by email or in writing.
Join us for a cuppa and a chat every Thursday morning from 10am to 12pm for Really Useful Cafe. £3 per person which includes a tea or coffee and a gentle exercise class. Make new friends Enjoy interesting speakers Get active with some gentle seated exercise Coffee mornings will feature table top games, quiz’s, bingo and more
The Friendship Group creates a safe environment where women from different ethnic backgrounds can meet new people, take part in activities and training, get information about services and develop confidence. They have the opportunity to: Have their views heard by local statutory and voluntary groups Take part in discussions relevant to issues they have Take part in community activities.
Are you interested in any of the following: Meeting new friends Learning a new skill such as knitting, crocheting and painting. Going for walks Going to the theatre both on the Island and the Mainland Having lunch or dinner out with your new found friends Listening to speakers at meetings Just attending meetings and having social time together If you are then maybe joining Townswomen’s Guilds on the Island is what you are looking for. If you would like to hear more about where and when any of the Guilds meet, please feel free to contact Vera Theobald on 01983 407008 for further information.