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CSF NEWSLETTER: AUGUST 2016
1st June 2016 - 30th June 2016
I don’t want to hear any complaints about it being too hot! It’s glorious to wake up and see the sunshine and know that we can go for that early morning dip in the sea or the pool, or, how about yoga on the beach, a bike ride to the bakers to beat the queue, or being the first through the door at the Intermarché!
It’s never too early to start planning your trip to one of our two Drop-Ins this month:
Wednesday 3 August – Céret – 10.30-12
Drop In to Pablo’s Bar in the Place Pablo Picasso. Do come to the bar, sit outside and have a coffee, browse through the books and chat to friends and members. Bring your visitors and take a tour around the village. Providing it isn’t too hot, why not check out the route for the Walk for Life walk in September (see below).
Monday 15 August – Laroque – 10.30-12
Our Book Exchange is at the Café des Artistes. Update your summer reading and exchange your paperbacks. Also CDs and DVDs. You can buy a coffee and take two books. CSF members are always on hand.
Please note that there will be no Drop-In at Lizzie’s Kitchen this month.
Sunday 4 September At Home 3pm Caixas
Penny and Frank will be welcoming us into their home once again.
This is a convivial opportunity for members, supporters and all those interested in CSF to get together. A buffet supper will be available from 5.30pm or just pop in any time for a drink and a chat. Please email Penny if you would like details of how to get there (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sunday 11-16 September The Canal du Garonne Cycle Ride
This is an event which takes place every year and is organised by CSF. It is open to everyone across France. The cycle ride will be from Bordeaux to Toulouse. You can take part in any or all of the stages. Perhaps you would like to help or come and cheer our riders en route or at the Toulouse finishing line on September 16th.
You can find more information if you go to the csf canal du midi cycle ride Facebook page or talk to Hazel Turner (email@example.com)
Sunday 18 September CSF ACTIVITY FOR LIFE 2016
As you know, the ‘Walk For Life’ theme has been broadened to include as many activities as possible in as many of the 13 CSF associations throughout France as we can.
Here in the P.O. we have chosen to do a walk in Céret and we very much hope you will participate, help or just come along and have some fun supporting CSF.
Walk for Life Une Randonnée Conviviale
If you look at their website, you will see that La Rondé Cérétane has a lot to offer over the weekend of 17-18 September. (http://www.rondeceretane.com)
CSF is joining a walk in Céret. I’m sure most of you know the town of Céret but if you haven’t been up into the surrounding hills why not join us on a hike.
We plan to meet up in a garden in Céret for some refreshments before the start which can be anytime between 7.30 and 9am. Then it’s off on a 9km walk of moderate difficulty, with a few small hills, nothing more. The walk must finish at noon.
We will then gather again in the garden for a group picnic when water, wine and homemade cakes will be available . There will be a buvette at the halfway point and a free tee shirt at the finish. There’s a small sign-up fee of €9.
If you’re interested in signing up or would like more details, please contact Lynn Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Friday 14 October Scottish Country Dancing Eus 3-6pm
A lively afternoon of music and dance is proposed for those of you brave enough to join us for some Scottish Country Dancing and Line Dancing.
Derek Taylor will be the caller for the dances and his band Nostalgia will provide the music. There’ll be coffee and cake to keep you going. Donations will be gratefully received by CSF and a Leukemia charity for children.
If you need more info please contact Maggie (email@example.com).
Saturday 15 October Autumn Ball Salle des Fetes Bages
This is a splendid evening of fund-raising with prizes, music and dancing. There’ll be Tombola, a Bottle Stall and an Auction of Promises. The Bar will have beer and wine.
Music will be supplied by the band Zircon. A 15€ ticket will include tapas, a dessert and one drink.
I am collecting bottles for the Bottle Stall and Rita (firstname.lastname@example.org) is collecting gifts for her Tombola stall. We would both be very grateful for any donations.
Please bring bottles and gifts to one of the Drop-Ins or, if you are a CSF Volunteer, to one of the training sessions.
We are beginning to get together some very exciting offers for prizes for our Auction of Promises. For those who don’t know, this is a bidding event where the highest bidder wins the prize. People have been very generous and here’s just a taste of what to expect: a sail on the Med, golf lessons, a LeRoy Merlin workshop in French and an artist who will paint your portrait in oils. If you have any more ideas please do contact Claudia (email@example.com)
Please pass this on to anyone you know who may be interested in any of these events and for further information please contact me by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 04 68 82 90 49.
And check out our website at csf-suddefrance.webs.com for all our future events