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The Lambton group of the Washington Wombles collecting rubbish.
The Lambton group of the Washington Wombles collecting rubbish.
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For all children who enjoy chocolate, the Washington town centre library has a session with artist Sophie Beresford where they can create their own personalised chocolate bar wrapper inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate factory. This session runs from 2.15pm to 3.15pm on Thursday, August 4. Then on Tuesday, August 9, again in the town centre library between 2.15pm and 3.15pm. Take along the kids to design a giraffe mask inspired by Roald Dahl’s The Giraffe, The Pelly and Me.

On Monday, August 8, between 2.30pm and 3.30pm, at Washington Millennium Centre Library, lets see who can make the most gruesome beard inspired by Roald Dahl’s The Twits.

Youngsters enjoy Samba drumming at the Washington Arts Centre.

Youngsters enjoy Samba drumming at the Washington Arts Centre.

Washington Arts Centre Summer Mix for youngsters aged eight to 14, every Wednesday 10am until noon, got off to a great start as youngsters enjoyed Samba drumming. This Wednesday they can learn circus skills juggling, plate spinning etc.

Washington Wetlands Centre has two special events on Saturday, August 6, at 2pm, you can learn fascinating facts about rare and endangered water birds on a guided walk with an aviculture expert included as part of normal admission price. On the same day between 10am and noon, then 2pm and 4pm you can learn how to identify a range of wild birds from the volunteers’ hide.

Washington Food Bank is always seeking donations of tinned and packaged products, these can be made at Asda, Sainsbury’s, Wilkinsons and the library in The Galleries.

Washington Wombles group is growing rapidly with local residents organising litter picks in various parts of the town. Featured in the photograph is a group from Lambton who collected over 20 bags of rubbish including rusty scissors and rusty garden shears. The group also included some of their children who were obviously closely supervised to help them understand the problems litter causes well done to those young people. Last Sunday a pick was organised for the Barmston area. The ‘Keep Fatfield Tidy’ group have their monthly pick on the first Sunday of the month the 7th August at 10.00 am volunteers please meet outside the NISA shop in Fatfield Village. Equipment will be supplied but bring your own gloves.

Age UK 50+ has an open forum to discuss any day to day issues you may have over a cup of tea. There will be a presentation from Healthwatch, along with event invitations and community information on Thursday, August 4, from 10.30am to 12.30pm, at the Gentoo offices at The Galleries.