3rd Wednesday of the month
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
The Women's Institute Girls meet on the first Wednesday of every month from 19:30 to 21:30 at The Wilson Marriage Centre, Colchester.
Meetings start at 19:30, although, the hall is usually open 10/15 minutes earlier. This is the perfect opportunity to grab a seat, a cup of tea and maybe even a cake. Every meeting begins with a few words from our President, the month's notices and an introduction to the speaker.
Speakers vary every month but could be a slideshow on worldwide travel, a practical demonstration on flower arranging, a singing workshop or a dancing class. For more information on speakers for 2019 please see below.
After the speaker we usually have some social time. If we're having a Swish, Book Swap etc then this is the time to go and have a rifle through the goodies and see what you can find! This is also time to wander around the room and meet some new faces or catch up with friends.
The meeting ends around 21:30 and we have to vacate the hall by 22:00. Most nights you'll find groups of WIGs chatting away as they head through the car park!
Non-members are always welcome at our monthly meetings for a recommended donation of £5.00.
Hosted by Annie Engle and Deborah Good, Book Club takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Odd One Out, Mersea Road. Copies of each month's book, on loan from the library, can be picked up at the monthly meetings.
4th Thursday of the month
Cake Club is hosted by Sylvia Wolski and held at the Odd One Out Pub on the Mersea Road. Please bring along a homemade contribution, whether that's a cake, bread, scones, biscuits or even a fridge cake - or non bakers can bring along a £2 donation and eat as much cake as they like!
In addition to our 5th Wednesday events, the Culture Group organises trips to the theatre, cinema, festivals etc. The group is a joint effort run by members, as well as the WI as a whole. Details of forthcoming events can be found on our Facebook page.
2nd Thursday of the month
Wednesday 4th December:
Christmas Party and Secret Santa - closed meeting for members only.
At this month's meeting we will be making a Christmas wreath, sharing some nibbles and swapping secret Santa gifts. Due to the nature of this meeting this is for current WIGs members only.
If you are interested in joining us please come along to our January meeting, more details to follow ...
Craft Club takes place at CoCoCare Hall, London Road, Lexden and is run by Julie Peck and Karen Bartlett. A small charge may be made for materials.
KNIT & STITCH
2nd Tuesday of the month
Knit & Stitch takes place at the Rose & Crown, East Hill and is run by Adrienne Chandler. Feel free to bring along your own knitting/
sewing/cross-stitch etc project to work on, or contact Adrienne to see what group projects are currently ongoing.
Just entering its second year, the Supper Club hosted by Karen Mace visits a different restaurant in Colchester each month - with marks being awarded for the food, experience, service etc. In 2018 the club visited Italian restaurants - in 2019 we shall be visiting independent restaurants. Come and join us.
2nd Saturday/Sunday of the month
The Walking Group is run by Lisa Lucas and takes place on the 2nd Saturday or Sunday of the month. Short walks, long walks, coast, town or countryside. Usually finishing in a cafe or pub for a reviving cuppa or drink!
4th Sunday of the month
The only sub group open to members and non members alike, the Sunday Social is the perfect opportunity to meet with friends over coffee and a cake. Taking place at various coffee shops across Colchester and surrounding areas, the group is run by Elly Fitzgerald and Annie Engle.