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Window with a twist at Yarn Gathering!

Children from Christ Church First School will be guests of honour at the grand opening of window number 10 of this year’s Stone Advent Windows. On Friday 10th December at 4pm, YarnGathering, Stone’s local yarn store in Radford Street, will be opening their Advent window. Children from Christ Church First School in Radford Street have working with Jeanette, the store ...

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Christmas concert for choral society

Stone Choral Society’s Christmas concert will be at Christ Church on Thursday 16th December at 7.30pm. The programme includes Mozart, Mendehlson and lots of Christmas carols, familiar and not so well known – and there’s mince pies during the interval too! Admission is £6 on the door at Christ Church, in Christ Church Way, with accompanied children free. Find out ...

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Festive concert for male voice choir

Stone Male Voice Choir perform a Christmas concert at St Dominic’s Church in Station Road on Thursday 2nd December at 7pm. The popular choir will be joined by youngsters from Stone’s Pop School and Stage Academy for the concert. Tickets cost £6 (including refreshments) and are available on the door. All proceeds go to facilities at St Dominic’s Social Centre.

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Christmas fayre at Trinity Skills for Life

Trinity Skills for Life are holding a Christmas fayre and open day on Wednesday 1st December at their base on the Whitebridge industrial estate. Trinity – an innovative project for youngsters with special needs – will be selling their students’ handmade gifts and cards that you may have seen previously at Stone farmers’ market. There will also be jewellery for ...

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Stone in Bloom success on display

Stone in Bloom members are holding an exhibition of photographs from the group’s award-winning year at Stone library on Saturday 4th December. Stone in Bloom won gold for the third year running in this year’s Heart of England in Bloom awards, with Stonefield Park awarded a special merit award. Official Stone in Bloom photographer Martin Robinson received an award of ...

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Exhibition to raise money for hospice

An artist who is fighting cancer is using an exhibition at Stone’s Radford Gallery to raise funds for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Gwyneth Davy from Meir Heath is currently undergoing treatment after being diagnosed earlier this year. She suffered another devastating blow last year when her son Sean, who worked at Stone’s Granvilles restaurant, was killed in a hit and run ...

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1st Advent Window to be opened on Wednesday

The first window in Stone town centre’s giant Advent calendar will be opened by town mayor Rob Kenney on Wednesday 1st December. The first window will be opened at Tim Tofts Violins in Station Road at noon. In the build-up to Christmas, 24 shops, businesses and organisations will decorate their windows on the theme of a different carol and unveil ...

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Scout & Guide Band in hunt for new members

Stone Scout and Guide Band is looking for new members. The band for Scouts and Guides between seven and 18 practises every Saturday morning at Westbridge Scout Centre. The band takes part in local carnivals and parades and has performed at the Royal Albert Hall and The Hague in Holland. Band leader John Wright said: “You don’t need to know ...

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Stone in Bloom volunteers hold AGM

Members of Stone in Bloom will be reflecting on another great year at their AGM on 30th November – and making plans for their 20th anniversary year in 2o11. The annual general meeting takes place at the community centre at Stone railway station at 7pm, followed by a full group meeting. Anyone interested in the work of Stone in Bloom ...

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Young Enterprise trade fair in Market Square

Eight local schools who have entered teams in the 2010/11 Stafford and Stone Young Enterprise programme are encouraging visitors to Stone farmers’ market on Saturday 4th December to visit their annual trade fair in Market Square. The Trade Fair, one of the highlights of the annual YE programme, will see Market Square, outside the library, become a hive of activity ...

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