Newsletter April 2014

New Classes

Adult Ballet Weds at 10am from 30 April and Thursdays at 10am from 1 May.  Book at CVC Adult Learning office 01954 288751

Adult Sewing from early May, certain Saturdays (after children’s sewing) at 11.15am. Costs £15 per lesson  – book with Lottie Lessware


Tickets (for certain events) are available through The Coffee Shop (tel: 01954 202109) at reasonable cost and are expected to sell out ahead of each event – be sure to get yours now.

Ideas group next meeting Monday 7 April at 2pm in Coffee shop

“Would you like to come and join our “Ideas Group”?

We meet at the Coffee Shop in Cottenham every other Monday at 2pm and pool our ideas of leisure activities we can enjoy in larger or smaller groups.

It is aimed at men and women over 55 who may have recently retired or find themselves with some spare time and wanting to share interests and leisure activities with likeminded people.

The group has already met three times and the ideas put forward so far include singing for fun, scrabble, cards, rummikub and yahtzee.

Feel free to come and join us for our next meeting on April 7th and if you would like more information, please contact Jane on 01954 211919.”

MAD SCIENCE WEEK for children Mon 7, Tues 8, Wed 9 and Friday11 April 9.30 – 3.30

Please book with Sam at Or see

ST GEORGE’S DAY, Friday 25th April

Celebrate the patron saint of England by boogying down to a ‘best of British’ disco at the Community Centre. Music from your favourite British artists from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Alcoholic drinks available and tickets include a traditional hog roast. The money raised will go towards fans in the coffee shop to help keep the hard working staff and volunteers cooler in warmer months!

HEART START TRAINING, Saturday 26 April 10am to 12.00am

Ever thought what should I do if that person in front of me had a heart attack? It could happen – be prepared – book your place early (£2.50 for refreshment) as very limited numbers.

CHOCOLATE  TASTING organised by Ladybirds Wed 7 May, 7.00 or 7.30pm

1.5 hours of bliss? Tempted? Wine available. Get your tickets early from Ladybirds.


An evening focusing on the sights, sounds and memories of war-time featuring ‘The Entertainers’ – songs, dance and fantastic costumes. Ticket-price £6 includes buffet food  (with a war-time theme) and tea/coffee. Wine, beer and soft drinks available to purchase. There will also be video, photographs and a few surprises. Come dressed in 1940’s costume (optional). Individual tickets available from the coffee shop – or book a table for your group.

WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY, Sat 10 May 10am to 2 pm in the Coffee shop

Come and sample Fair Trade cakes etc

PROSTATE CANCER lecture / information evening Tuesday 10 June at 7pm

Mr Christof Kastner, a Consultant Urologist from the Urology Dept at Addenbrookes is giving a talk on 10th June


We’re looking for interesting and innovative photos on the subject “Angles on Cottenham”. People, places, spaces, landscapes, streets, fields, gardens – choose whatever images from around the village that you feel suit the theme. Photos will be judged on their originality rather than the quality of image. There will be prizes for adults and children. So get your camera, phone or tablet out in Cottenham this spring and see how you can surprise us.

Pick up an entry form, available soon, from the Centre during Coffee Shop opening hours.

There is Artwork, cards, jams etc to buy and beautiful Pictures and Quilts adorning the walls of the coffee shop. Come and enjoy browsing our second hand books, CDs and videos.

Knitting Group. On Wednesday Mornings 10am -12 noon several people meet in the coffee shop over a coffee and cake to knit. Just come and join in if you are interested.

Dads Play, Arts Night, and The Roost –please see website, e-mail on, or facebook at revcoffeecottenham, or follow on twitter @revcoffeeccc.

We are keen to hire out the rooms, especially for new activities to Cottenham or for parties (the coffee shop can provide food) so if you would like to hire one of our 3 rooms (main hall, Studio (upstairs) or coffee shop, E-mail to book. The hall is available some afternoons to book. You are now able to check bookings (and classes) by looking on the website at Function Rooms and then the room and looking for the date.

We are actively looking for new volunteers. If you would like to volunteer in the coffee shop, meet people and improve your skills, do get in touch by replying to or phoning 01954 202109

If you, and/or your friends, would further like to support our exciting facility the website has a link to shop on-line with “easy fundraising”. It costs you nothing more but brings in extra income for CCC.

Membership – time for renewal or to join – a form is available on the website or in coffee shop. Receive a free drink after 10 drink purchases.

For information about the Community Centre see the Website, Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @Cottcommcentre.

The Coffee shop opening times are 10.00 – 4.30 on Monday and 10.00 – 2.00 Tuesday to Saturday. The coffee shop will be closed Fri 18 to Tuesday 22 April for Easter. We now provide 2 free newspapers as well as free Wi-Fi.

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Mike Smith on behalf of CCC trustees (Charity number 1128604)