PILOT CLUB DIARY OF EVENTS OF OCTOBER 2016
& COMING UP IN NOVEMBER 2016
Events in October
In October our pub nights were at The Three Hammers in Chiswell Green; The Green Dragon in London Colney; The Waterend Barn in St Albans with an optional meal beforehand; and at the Prae Wood Arms in St Albans, again with the option of a meal beforehand. Our first Tuesday lunch was at a pub in St Albans; and members went to the Monday night quiz each Monday at the pub on the Hatfield road.
Dancers went to the dance club at Edgware; and walkers went for a Sunday morning walk in Heartwood Forest, Sandridge, and for a walk in Little Berkhampstead, with drinks or lunch in a pub afterwards.
Days out included a guided London Walk round Little Venice; a visit to the Ove Arup exhibition at the V&A; a visit to the Henry Moore studios and gardens at Perry Green; and a visit to the Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley.
Evening entertainment included a classical music concert at the University of Hertfordshire; and a performance by Nina Conti at St Albans Arena. There was an evening meal at an Indian restaurant in St Albans. Members went to a quiz at Grove House; a quiz and supper in aid of Radlett Musical Theatre Company; and a quiz with buffet in aid of Herts Air Ambulance.
There was also a Sunday afternoon event to see the Osiligi Maasai Troupe performing in St Albans Cathedral, followed by tea and chat in the Cathedral’s café.
Coming up in November
Our Thursday Pub Nights will be at The Old Bell, Harpenden; the Plough at Tyttenhanger; The Chequers in Redbourn; and the Prae Wood Hotel in St Albans. On three of these pub-nights there will be the option of a meal beforehand. There will also be a Friday night drinks night at a pub in St Albans town centre. The first Tuesday lunch will be at a pub in St Albans, and members will go to the Monday night quiz at the pub on the Hatfield road.
Our traditional November 5th event will be to watch the fireworks in Verulamium Park, followed by warming food in a member’s home nearby.
Other evening events will be “Sister Act” at the Arena in St Albans; “Annie” at the Radlett Centre; a Thai buffet meal and quiz at The Goat in St Albans; a Beetle Drive with ploughman’s supper at a St Albans church; and a screening in Hemel Hempstead of the Australian ballet’s “Cinderella”.
Dancers will go to the dance club in Edgware to dance or listen to the music chosen by Eddie the Editor.
Days out will include a visit by train to the British Museum to see the “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds” exhibition. There will also be an afternoon playing Diminishing Whist at a member’s home, with tea and cakes.
Further Ahead – but booking already
Early in December members will go on a boat trip, river-walk and tunnel descent, which is a London Walk called “Brunel’s London”. There will be a Saturday trip to London to see the Christmas lights and have a fish and chip supper. There will also be a classical music concert at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield.
In December our club Christmas lunch will be at The Aubrey Park Hotel, and in January there will be a post-Christmas dinner and dance at the Noke Hotel in Chiswell Green.
In January there will be a trip to see “The Red Shoes” at Sadlers Wells.
If you think you would enjoy some of these events, please contact our New Members’ Co-ordinator, through the contact box on the main page of this website, for further details. You can attend three events before joining the club.