This is a summary of some of the diary dates on the Blog’s What’s On page which has been updated. There is a link to the page, where there is more info and contact details, in the black bar immediately under the header picture at the top of this page.
All events are in the village hall, unless otherwise stated.
Our first event of the year is the world famous Fearnan Winter Pudding Night 2019 on Saturday 23rd February at 6pm. It’s the perfect antidote to wintry weather – convivial evening with the best choice of puddings you will find anywhere, EVER! Whether you prefer childhood favourites like treacle pudding, jam roly-poly or rice pudding, or more sophisticated tarts and sweets, there’s something here for everyone. Live music. Come hungry! It costs £7.50pp at the door. School age children £3.50, and under 5s are free, and BYOB.
Next up is the Coffee Morning on Tuesday 19th March. Join us for freshly brewed coffee and tea and some delicious home baking from 10.30am to 12.00.
The FVA’s AGM is on Saturday 30th March 2019, 4 – 5 pm. All members welcome.
Regular Classes and Clubs in Fearnan
If you have a creative hobby, or would like to develop your artistic skills, the Fearnan Art Club meets every Monday – sometimes in the hall and sometimes at other venues to paint and sketch. Details of this year’s programme will go on the Blog’s What’s On page as soon as they are available.
If you enjoy a good read, the Fearnan Book Club gets together on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm to discuss their latest good read and the Mobile Library visits Fearnan Hall car park on alternate Tuesdays between 4.00 and 4.30 pm. (See below for the Book Club’s latest update.)
On Monday evenings there’s an open invitation to everyone to come and play Carpet Bowls from 8 – 10pm. There’s also a chance to play competitively in the Leagues.
And it’s also open house at the hall to play Table Tennis on Friday mornings from 10.30am.
Thai Chi Classes take place in the hall at 10 – 11am on Wednesdays. The cost is £3.00pp.
The Glen Lyon and Loch Tay Community Council meets every 2 months. The meeting dates and locations for the next 2 meetings are:
- March 14th – Molteno Hall, Fortingall
- May 9th – Bridge of Balgie
There is a full list of CC meetings for 2019 on the What’s On page.
What’s On Nearby
We’ve added a new section to the What’s On page, to highlight other events and regular classes that take place in the area.
The Big Shed runs a regular programme of events, including Yoga on Friday mornings 10.30 – 12.00. Check out forthcoming events at http://www.bigshed.org.uk/wordpress
If you’re looking for your inner sylph, there’s a Fitness Class every Tuesday morning 10.15 – 11.15 in the Molteno Hall, Fortingall. Sessions cost £4.50 and include cardio, muscle strengthening and mat work. For further information, call 01887 830575 or just come along.
The Heart of Scotland Herb Society (aka The Herbies) meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in Aberfeldy Town Hall. Their forward programme is:
- Wednesday 20th February 2019: “Foot Care at Home” with Joanne Taylor at The Town Hall Aberfeldy 10.00am – 12 noon
- Wednesday 20th March 2019: “Heart Warming Soups” with a Polish Twist. A cookery demo by Mariuz of The Tay Café; 7.30pm at The Town Hall Aberfeldy
The rest of the programme is on the What’s On page.
Book Club Update
There was a full turnout at our January meeting and a lively discussion around the book Excellent Women by Barbara Pym, and its related themes.
Written in 1952, it is a comedy of manners that studies the social activities of, and characters related to, the Anglican Church. During our discussion, we had to remind ourselves of the context of the post war period in which it was set – a period when few women had careers.
We felt the characters were well portrayed and the atmosphere of the time was beautifully drawn. Some found that Mildred, the main character and a “do gooder”, was indeed “too good to be true” – even “nauseating” for some! Others felt that it was light and airy, humorous and a comforting book, nostalgic of a way of life long gone. Mildred was a great observer of the human race and presented unrequited feelings of women for men.
Comparisons were made between the roles and expectations of women then and now, and we discussed our personal experiences of how life has changed for women in our own lifetimes.
The book for February which was carried forward is The Wardrobe Mistress by Patrick McGrath
The next Book Club meeting is on the 13th February.