FILIPINO CUISINE NIGHT AT RUGBY CLUB – On Friday, November 8 the Filipino cuisine night will be held at Ammanford RFC at 7pm. There will be a guest speaker, raffle and auction. Entertainment will be provided by Popcorn. Tickets £7, available from the club house, AVS Lyn Connections, Shoppers World or Doug Williams on 01269 592678.

YN Y CAPELI – Tachwedd 3. Capel Gellimanwydd: Y Gweinidog Cymun yn oedfa’re bore. Capel y Gwynfryn: Dim oedfa yn y Gwynfryn oedfa o dan nawdd Mic Joio gyda Iesu am 3 o’r gloch yn Gellimanwydd. Bethany: Oedfa am 10.30 o’r gloch dan ofal y Parch Steffan Jones, Pontardawe.

CHURCH SERVICE – November 3. English Baptist Church, Brynmawr Lane: 11am Service.

SLOT CAR CLUB - The club meets every Tuesday evening at Pantyffynnon social club at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to the club to enjoy a social evening of slot car racing. For further information contact Keith Morgan on 07973687546.

MARIE CURIE FUNDRAISING - Get involved in Amman Valley Marie Curie fundraising group. To find out more contact your local community fundraiser Hannah on 07798 638078/01792 461435 or email

MENCAP BIRTHDAY EVENT - Amman Valley Mencap is celebrating their 21st birthday with a two-course meal, auction and raffle and live entertainment at the Aman Centre on Friday, November 8.

Starting at 7pm, this glamorous auction and ball features live entertainment from the UK’s ultimate Celine Dion tribute artist Chantelle.

There will be a fabulous auction with lots featuring signed football shirt, signed football, signed celebrity photos and many more. A raffle will also be held with many exciting prizes up for grabs including tickets for days out, vouchers and gift cards among many others.

All prizes and auctions lots have been very generously donated from many local businesses and supporters of Amman Valley Mencap.

Tickets for this event cost just £15 and by joining in you will be helping to support this very valuable charity that has been working with the local community for 21 years.

Tickets will sell fast so please secure yours now by phoning 01269 597640 or by calling in at 8, College Street, Ammanford. For more information or to donate a prize or auction lot please contact the above number or email

MUSICAL TRIPS TO CARDIFF - Priscilla Queen of the Desert starring Jason Donovan will appear at Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff in January. If you would like to attend the Friday, January 17 performance costing £69 per person, contact Carol Cadman on 01269 594487. The price includes lower stall seat plus return coach travel from Ammanford.

Wicked the Musical is at the Wales Millennium Centre in April 2014. There is an opportunity for you to see the Good Friday (April 18) performance. The cost will be £75 per person (circle ticket) which includes coach travel from Ammanford. There will be an opportunity of free time in Cardiff Bay before the show.

AMMANFORD AND DISTRICT PROBUS CLUB – Heavy rain during the club trip to Cardiff on October 3 curtailed the meticulous planning of Derrick Bithray in as much as we could not tour the gardens of Dyfryn House, but we did visit the house itself and the mixed party of members wives and friends did visit the Millennium Centre earlier and had lunch at the Black Pig.

The probus club is fortunate in the excellence of its visiting speakers and at the club meeting on October 17 we had all the ingredients of a Monty Python sketch when president, Viv Preece, introduced a tall attractive, elegant lady in a clerical ‘dog collar’ who had been (or was) a rugby coach and whose Christian name was Felicity. She is, in fact a Methodist Minister in the Carmarthen/Kidwelly circuit with the married name of Felicity Randall, born in Newport, and a descendent of William Haggar, a showman and pioneer in the making of early silent move films at the beginning of the last century.

William Haggar did most of his work on films in South West Wales and the speaker showed some of his films made as early as 1902 to a fascinated club including a film about the arrest and execution of Charles Peace, a notorious criminal of the period, Haggars work deserved to be better known. The name Felicity comes from the Latin ‘Felix’ meaning happiness and she certainly made the club happy by this riveting account of her relative’s work and her infectious humour which Delme Griffiths endorsed and added his own recollections of theatres and cinemas in Llanelly which were probably used to show Haggar’s films.

HALLOWEEN FUNDAY – Join Specsavers in Ammanford on Friday, November 1 for a Halloween fun day. Enjoy face painting, creepy cupcakes will be on sale plus raffle.

All proceeds will go to Velindre cancer centre.

JOIO GYDA IESU - Cynhelir oedfa flynyddol M.I.C. sef Joio Gyda Iesu yng nghapel Gellimanwydd, Rhydaman am 2:30 y.p. ar ddydd Sul Tachwedd 3ydd. Y siaradwr gwadd fydd Parchg. Ian Hughes (Llanelli) a bydd gwesteion eraill yn cynnwys côr Ysgol Gymraeg Rhydaman; band “Y Diarhebion”; Iestyn ap Hywel; a gr?p drama Moreia Brynaman. Oedfa gyfoes i’r teulu cyfan. Croeso cynnes i bawb.

PENSIONERS’ CHAT – On Wednesday, October 23 we were visited by the childrens choir of Parcyrhun school. Their behaviour general good manners and talent are a joy to us OAPs, and their visits are always eagerly anticipated. Many thanks to Mrs Martin and her staff for organising these concerts.

In her address chair announced that our secretary, Gwyn, had been taken into Prince Philip Hospital for checks. He has worked tirelessly for our organisation for the last twenty five years, and no one else’s presence is missed more from our meetings. Our heartfelt best wishes go out to him and his wife Renee who is recovering from recent poor health.

This week October 30, we have a quiz to look forward to, so members, please bring in a sheet of writing paper. On November 6, we have our regular bingo session.