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To enrol on a learndirect course just turn up at the Llandovery YMCA (Gerwyn House, Market Square) on Friday mornings (9.30am - 11am).

LLANDOVERY GARDEN CLUB - On Thursday, January 23 we will hold our first meeting of this year at our usual venue, Dolau Bran Community Hall, Llandovery at 7pm.

Firstly, the annual AGM, when subscriptions will be taken by our treasurer, Mrs Marian Morgans, and the new programmes will be issued to the members. Also confirmed our new positions put forward for chairman, treasurer and secretary and committee members.

At 7.30pm we look forward to welcoming our first speaker of this year - Mr Joseph Atkin, Head Gardener of Aberglasney. Apologies for putting the wrong date in The Post. For enquiries please phone 01550 720771.

LLANDOVERY FRIENDSHIP CLUB - The club started off the new year with a visit to Swansea pantomime on January 8, with an excellent meal at the White Hart, Llandeilo, to finish off the evening. The next meeting is Wednesday, January 29, membership to be paid at this meeting.

LLANDOVERY YFC - The organisation will be celebrating their 70th Anniversary Year by holding a dinner at the Castle Hotel, Llandovery on Saturday, February 15 at 7.30pm.

There will be a charity auction for Latch during the evening with guest speaker Deryc Rees.

Past and Present members and friends are welcome to celebrate the anniversary. Tickets will be available from Chris Thomas 01550777323, Rhian Hughes 01550 720489 or any club member.