The Phoenix Group, which had it's roots in the Women's Institute, is open to women of all ages from Bentley, Binsted, Froyle and the surrounding area. The group meets monthly (generally on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, except for August) throughout the year.
During the year a range of activities and talks or demonstrations take place, as part of a planned programme designed by the members. Husbands, partners & friends are invited to three or four of the events during the year.
The Phoenix Group ‘talks or demonstrations’ take place in the Dennis Smith Room, at Bentley Memorial Hall, from 7.30pm, with refreshments being provided after the presentation. There is no 'membership' fee for the group, but a charge of around £3.00 is made each time you attend. The Group currently has 50 members and approximately 25 people attend each month.
New members are always welcome to come along on the evening or to contact any of the following people, for more information and an introduction:
Cathy Smith on 01420 520169, Jill Park on 01420 520321 or Hilary Vaill on 01420 23278
The annual programme for 2017 will consist of some of the following types of events:
January - a Book evening
February - a Skittles evening & meal at the Jolly Farmer
March - a talk
April - a talk
May - a Quiz night
June - a visit to a local garden
July - a garden supper party at someone's home
Some examples of the subjects covered in the talks & demonstrations in the past couple of years are :
- 'Behind the scenes at TV quiz shows'
- CHIKS homes for street children in India
- A demonstration of Tye Dye in plastics bags
- 'A Tudor cabinet of curiosities'
- 'Make-a-wish' charity
- 'A journey round Bentley's past'
The Phoenix Group also support the Bentley summer fete & flower show by providing the teas on the day.
For further information do all Cathy Smith - 01420 520169.