After recently returning home from a Buckingham Palace garden party, Colin and Monica Orr described the occasion as a heart-warming, uplifting and joyful experience.
Colin added: “Like everyone else, we savoured the event to the full, over which Her Majesty, dressed in a much-admired leaf-green outfit, graciously presided.
“We had a good view of her and all this with delightful, dainty refreshments.”
Silksworth Independent Methodist Church, behind Blind Lane, is having an afternoon tea on Saturday at 3pm, with musical entertainment from renowned organist Graham Brown and his friends.
Tickets, £5, are available from Jean Tel.5213278. Proceeds are for the Nehemiah Global Ministries, Ghanaian School.
A six-week sewing course is starting for absolute beginners and improvers in Ryhope Community Centre on Friday, June 10, 9.45am-noon.
The fee is £36 or free if in receipt of a means-tested benefit. Contact Donna Utterson Tel. 07887821462, firstname.lastname@example.org, or online enrolment www.wea.org.uk
There is a free Men’s Den in Ryhope Community Centre every Thursday 10am-noon.
Play dominoes, cards, do crosswords and meet new friends. Refreshments included.
North Street Methodist Church, Silksworth’s Sisterhood meeting is next Monday at 2pm. Speaker is Mr George Park.
Big thanks for support from the Big Lottery Fund Awards For All.
The Blue Watch Youth Centre has been delivering a Let’s Get Independent Programme’ which provides in-home and residential support services to young people with special needs and disabilities.
Young people have developed a range of skills which has improved their ability to self care, including developing new social networks and friendships.
Although the programme is due to finish shortly, there are still some opportunities for young people to take part.
Contact Joanne Ayre, Tel. 521 4060 for further information.
A Blood Donor session will take place on Sunday in Silksworth Community Centre, 10.05am-12.05pm, and also 1.35pm-4pm.
There are limited walk-in slots or appointments can be made on 0300 123 23 23.
St Cuthbert’s Church, Ryhope are holding a Strawberry Cream Tea, on Saturday, June, 18, 3pm-5pm,along with a car wash.
Cost is £2.50 a ticket. All proceeds to go to Hospice.
Ryhope Community Centre has lots of weekly activities taking place.
Reminiscence sessions are every Wednesday 10am- noon, £2 per session, refreshments included.
Varied weekly entertainment from speakers to traditional crafts. Booking essential. Tel. 523 9371.
A community library book swap takes place every Thursday, 9.30am-noon. Swap a book or borrow one.
The next Compton Organ Concert will be on Sunday, June 19, 2.30pm, in Ryhope Community Centre, with Andrew Nix on the console.
Bowes Railway Museum, Springwell Road, Gateshead, is having an Open Day on June 6 and 7. There is no charge, but donations are gratefully received.
For more information, Tel. 416 1847.