Alone on Christmas Day? Why not spend the day with The Salvation Army. Coffee served from 10.30am followed by a roast dinner at 12.30pm. With entertainment, carols, crackers and cake. Transport can be provided. At Letchworth Salvation Army, Norton Way North. For more details and to book call 01462 677263.
Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Shuttleworth Aerodrome, with Garden City Wheelers. Next week’s ride is to Pulloxhill, with lunch at The Cross Keys. Meet at 10.30am. At The Three Magnets, 18-20 Leys Avenue. For more details call Geoff, the rides organiser on 01582 618196.
St Michael’s 60 Plus Club: Friday, December 21. Drop in for companionship, talks, tea, raffle, outings and more. At St Michael’s Parish Hall, Broadway. From 1.30pm – 3.15pm. New members always welcome. Annual membership £5. For more details call 01462 676001.
North Herts Irish Association – Christmas Dance: Saturday, December 22. An evening of music & entertainment dancing to Mustang. At the Jackmans Community Centre. Starts 8pm. Admission £7 (or members £6). For more details call Pat on 07725 913597.
Candlelight Carol Service: Sunday, December 23. This festive carol service is suitable for all the family. At Central Methodist Church, Pixmore Way. Starts 6pm. All very welcome, refreshments served following the service. For more details visit www.centralmethodistlgc.org.uk.
Family Christmas Eve Service: Monday, December 24. All welcome to this family service. At Central Methodist Church, Pixmore Way. Starts 4pm. Followed by tea and a special visitor. For more details visit www.centralmethodistlgc.org.uk.
Christingle Service: Monday, December 24. One of two Christingle Services to start the Christmas celebrations in style. The 4pm service is recommended for families with very young children. Show up early – as they are very popular. At St Pauls Church, 179 Pixmore Way. From 4pm and 6pm.
Christmas Services at St Michaels: Monday, December 24 and Tuesday 25. At St Michael’s Church, Broadway. Crib service at 4pm, Midnight mass at 11:30pm and Christmas Day mass at 10:30am.
Christmas Day Family Service: Tuesday, December 25. Join in this Christmas Day Service. At King’s Community Church, Whiteway. From 10am – 11am. All welcome.
Letchworth Morris Men: Wednesday, December 26. The Letchworth Morris Men will dance at The Fox and The Three Horseshoes in Willian. At 12:30 and 1:30 (weather permitting). For more information contact Andre Harper on 01462 440683
Aladdin: Thursday, December 27 to Sunday, December 30. SPADS presents their spectacular annual pantomime. Entertainment for the whole family not to be missed. At St Francis’ College, Broadway. Performances at 1pm and 5pm daily. Tickets £12 adults, £8 concessions (under 16’s and over 60’s), £5 babies and toddlers (under 3), £38 family (2 adults, 2 children 3 -16) available at www.ticketsource.co.uk/spads and the box office at Letchworth Tourist Information Centre, 33 – 35 Station Road until 11am Monday December 24. For any enquiries or to check availability call 0845 652 2478. For more details visit www.spads.org.uk.
The Nutcracker Trail: On now until Friday December 21. On the lead up to Christmas, two friendly, five foot tall Nutcracker Soldiers are visiting Garden Square. After their appearance in Santa’s Grotto, they will be moving from shop to shop, so be on your guard! Shoppers are invited to hunt down the Nutcrackers in order to win a prize. Simply note down which store you see them in each week and then submit your entry form to Specsavers in Garden Square before Friday 21st December. A winner will be selected at random from the correct answers and will bag a family set of cinema tickets. There are also two runner up prizes to be won. At Garden Square Shopping Centre. For more details visit www.gardensquare-shopping.co.uk.
Santa’s Grotto: On now until December 22. Santa will be in his Grotto every Saturday until Christmas. At Garden Square Shopping Centre. From 10am – 12.30pm and 1pm – 4pm. Entry £3 per child or £5 for two children. All monies raised goes towards Prospects Trust and 1st Baldock (Templars) Cub Scouts.
Letchworth Christmas Shop: On now until Saturday, December 22. With an exclusive range of bespoke Letchworth products, including 2019 calendars, charity Christmas cards and gifts for all budgets. Pop in and see for yourself. At Community Museum, 12-14 The Arcade. Open 10am – 4pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Eduardo Paolozzi – General Dynamic F.U.N.: On now until Sunday, January 13. An exhibition of prints by the pioneer of pop art. Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005) was one of the pioneers of the pop art movement in the UK. Born in Scotland, Paolozzi was a compulsive collector and a jumbler of icons. At Broadway Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. For more details call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Letchworth Sinfonia New Year Concert: Saturday, January 19. Tickets £10, 18’s and under £5 are available from Letchworth Garden City Tourist Information Centre, 33 – 35 Station Road. Tickets can also reserve at firstname.lastname@example.org. Beethoven – Coriolan Overture, Faure – Pelleas et Melisande & Brahms – Serenade No. 1, Conductor – Rowan Baker and Leader – Janet Hicks. At the Letchworth Free Church, Norton Way South. Starts at 7:30pm.