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This month on MyThornbury there's a chance to win a £100 voucher to spend at Almondsbury Garden Centre.
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Each month Bookstart Bear will feature on a poster in a different shop window. When you have found him, tell Thornbury Library where he is and what he's reading for the chance to win your own mini Bookstart Bear.
If you’ve always wanted to sing the Hallelujah Chorus in a large choir, now is your chance! Castle School, Thornbury Choral Society and Thornbury Orchestra present The Big BIG Handel Day on October 18th. To get the most out of the morning, you will need to prepare – easy enough using BBC online resources. You will get help with the basics of choral and vocal technique during the morning and then, with members of the choir to give a strong lead, You will feel the thrill of singing Hallelujah together by 12.30pm! PLUS Fun-Size Messiah 4 Families, 3-4pm. A chance for children of all ages (and adults) to see and hear an orchestra and choir in the flesh and have some fun too. For more details click below...
The BBC Points West team recently filmed a 6th form Networking lunch at the Castle School. This was broadcast on 14th August to correspond with A levels results and the school is delighted with it. Click the link below to see the film; have a look, you may be in it!
We've now completed the move to our new server and we've unleashed the new design. We're still tidying up the loose ends, but if you find that anything is missing or broken, let us know:
During October, smokers in South Gloucestershire are being encouraged to take part in the 28-day stop smoking challenge - Stoptober.
We know that if you can stop smoking for 28 days you are five times more likely to stay smokefree, and Stoptober leads smokers through a detailed step-by-step programme to help them achieve this goal.
To get prepared, smokefree sessions will run throughout September at a location near you! For more info click below or call or call 01454 865502.
Marie Curie Cancer Care is looking for volunteers in Thornbury, Alveston and Olveston to look after collection tins in shops. The money generated will go towards high quality nursing to terminally ill patients in their own homes in the BS35 area.
To find out more, call 0117 9247 275 or email below.
Latest news from the Gazette:
• Golf club charity amnesty approaches its end
• Crossways School children enjoy Native American day
• Thornbury heart patient supports charity's campaign
• Art exhibition in Compton Greenfield a great success
• Thornbury food fair a big success once again
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