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  Events for August 2021
  • Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)
    BGKT founded 1991. 30th anniversary 2021. Monthly Sunday public Open meeting. All welcome. Meeting led by Lay Teachers Authorized by the Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist Monks]. Theravada is the oldest school of Buddhism in the world and it is practised today in South and South East Asia. Meetings include mindfulness, tranquillity meditation, insight meditation, metta (loving kindness) meditation, and walking meditation, talks, handouts, Q & A. Tea. "Kendal Buddhists celebrate 25 years of faith", Westmorland Gazette, (6 October 2016) https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14777662.kendal-buddhists-celebrate-25-years-of-faith/ International Inclusion of BGKT Writings
    VENUE: Castle Street Community Centre
    DATE:  15th August 2021
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:30
  • Cartmel Racecourse August Bank Holiday Weekend
    One of the region's summer highlights is back as Cartmel Racecourse gears up for its August Bank Holiday celebration of racing and family fun. The event, which is famous for its festival atmosphere, is set to go ahead without restrictions. A crowd of up to 14,000 is expected for the Cartmel Cup on Saturday 28 and the Season Finale on Monday 30, with seven races per day plus food and drink concessions, trade stands and funfair. Racing at Cartmel is a very different experience, like a mixture of racing, a county show and a festival. Bring your own food and drink, have a barbeque, bring your own furniture and set up your own base camp.
    VENUE: Cartmel Racecourse
    DATE:  28th - 30th August 2021
    TIME: 12:00 - 00:00
  • Grow Outdoor Family Theatre
    A lively, energetic and vibrant dance theatre duo by Kapow. A comment on humanity and a comedic gardening show combined. Grow is a playful and touching celebration of the power of nature to rejuvenate, take over spaces and grow through the cracks. You will see order and chaos, humans transforming into weeds, seeds and beautiful sunflowers. This show will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired to get outside and garden. Whether you are a gardener or not, this production will speak to everyone about our relationship to one another, to nature and of what we need to thrive.
    VENUE: The Beggar's Theatre
    DATE:  28th August 2021
    TIME: 14:30 - 15:00
  • Grow Outdoor Family Theatre
    A lively, energetic and vibrant dance theatre duo by Kapow. A comment on humanity and a comedic gardening show combined. Grow is a playful and touching celebration of the power of nature to rejuvenate, take over spaces and grow through the cracks. You will see order and chaos, humans transforming into weeds, seeds and beautiful sunflowers. This show will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired to get outside and garden. Whether you are a gardener or not, this production will speak to everyone about our relationship to one another, to nature and of what we need to thrive.
    VENUE: The Beggar's Theatre
    DATE:  28th August 2021
    TIME: 16:30 - 17:00
  Recurring events in this month
  • IT Drop In
    Monthly IT Drop In sessions with Age UK South Lakeland volunteers supporting the community with any queries or problems regarding Laptops, Tablets or Smart Phones. Try Cumbria libraries online offer of FREE eBooks, eAudiobooks, newspapers, magazines, and more. Monthly Drop In from2 to 4 pm on the last Thursday of every month.
  • Affinity Credit Union At Keswick Library
    Keswick's Affinity Credit Union will be hosting drop-in information and advice sessions at Keswick Library on the second Wednesday of every month between 9.30 and 11am. The service will launch on Wednesday September 11th between 9.30 am and 11 am. Please drop in to any session to find out how you can get help with practical money saving techniques such as choosing an energy supplier, living healthily on less, budgeting, saving, along with little tips for making your money go further. There's no need to make an appointment just pop in and have a chat.
  • Crafternoon Club at Carlisle Library
    Do you like knitting, crochet, embroidery or English paper piecing patchwork? Bring your own work along, share patterns and ideas, work on group projects. Beginners welcome. Every Thursday, 1-4pm.
  • Saturdays @ 11
    Drop-in to Carlisle Library for our Saturday morning activity sessions. Local history talks, craft activities or a session with the Tiny Tablet, all ages are welcome. No need to book, just call in. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call Carlisle Library on 01228 227312.
  • Memory Matters Carers Support at Carlisle Library
    Local support group for people who care for someone living with dementia or early signs of memory loss. The Memory Matters team from Carleton Clinic run the session, no need to book, just call in.
  • Citizens' Advice at Keswick Library
    Citizens' Advice sessions will run in Keswick Library every Tuesday starting on 1st October. This is by appointment only and appointment times will be 10.00am, 11.00am and 1.00pm. To book please ring Citizen's Advice Allerdale on 01900 604735
  • Games for Wellbeing
    Come and join us at Wigton Library fortnightly from 2 to 4 to play old school games, socialise and have some fun. Refreshments are provided. For more information on this group contact Lesley on 07557 076013.
  • Walking for Health
    Walking is a great way to get fit, explore what's on your doorstep and make new friends. Join us for a short relaxed stroll around Vulcan Park, Workington. We'll meet at 11am in the foyer of Workington Library every Tuesday. The walk will be at a relaxed pace and take between 20 - 30 minutes. The route is flat, with places to sit and rest if required, so the walk is suitable for all ages and abilities. No pre-booking is required but it's helpful if you let us know that you'll be joining us. Please confirm by email or phone: Email: office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk Phone: 01900 702986
  • Stories with Maureen at Carlisle Library
    Come and listen to your favourite stories, and let us introduce you to some new ones! This storytime session for under 5's is every Saturday, 10.30-11am. It's free and children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Storytime
    Storytime for Pre-school children and their carers is held on a Tuesday morning (termtime) at 10 am. Come along with your little ones and enjoy half and hour of stories and rhymes.
  • Baby Bounce at Carlisle Library
    Free drop-in session with songs and rhymes for under 3s and their parents and carers. Every Tuesday during term time, 10.15-10.45am.
  • Baby Bounce at Carlisle Library
    Free drop-in session with songs and rhymes for children under 3 and their parents and carers. Every Wednesday during term time: 2-2.30pm.
  • LEGO Club at Carlisle Library
    Free session for children aged 4 and over to have fun and get creative with LEGO. Every Thursday, term time only, 4:00-4:45pm. Advance booking is required.
  • Toddler Time at Carlisle Library
    Free drop-in session for children under 5 and their parents and carers. Join us for toys, songs and rhymes.
  • Employability Drop-In
    Community Learning and Skills invite you to come along to talk to them about employability and what that means for you. Pop along to the main library on the 1st floor between 2-5pm on Mondays to find out more
  • Mindful Mondays - Workington Library
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Workington Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays - Aspatria Local Link
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Aspatria Local Link Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays - Keswick Library
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Keswick Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays - Maryport Library
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Maryport Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays - Moorclose Library
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Moorclose Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays - Seaton Library
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Seaton Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays - Silloth Local Link
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Silloth Local Link and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays - Wigton Library
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Wigton Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Rymetime at Maryport Library
    Join us on Tuesdays from 10.30-11am (term time only) for Rhyme Time. The sessions are aimed at babies and toddlers. An excellent way to meet other parents/carers and have fun whilst learning.
  • Literary and Philosophical group
    This poetry group meets on the second, third and fourth Tuesday of every month from 4-5pm. We are always looking for new members. Please feel free to pop along to the next meeting.
  • Craft Club
    Join us every Wednesday from 1.30-3.30pm and have a go at crafts and meet new people. Everyone is welcome.
  • Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous
    If you or someone you know has an eating disorder please come along to our friendly group Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous (ABA). For more information contact Janice on 07730431520
  • BAPS Breasfeeding and Peer Support Group - Maryport Library
    Launched on Thursday 6th February Maryport Library is hosting weekly drop-in sessions from 9.30-10.30 every Thursday for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and babies. Sessions facilitated by trained breastfeeding peer supporters. For more information contact Elaine Lewis on 07900053041. Email: Elaine.lewis@cumbria.gov.uk
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    Is drinking alcohol costing you more than money? If so, please come along to the weekly Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group where you can find out more about AA's programme of recovery. For more information telephone Elaine Lewis on 07900053041.
  • Jigsaw Fridays - Workington Library
    Drop in to Workington Library for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays - Keswick Library
    Drop in to Keswick Library for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays - Maryport Library
    Drop in to Maryport Library for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays - Moorclose Library
    Drop in to Moorclose Library for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays - Silloth Local Link
    Drop in to Silloth Local Links for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays - Aspatria Local Link
    Drop in to Aspatria Local Link Library for a relaxing afternoon of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays - Seaton Library
    Drop in to Seaton Library for a relaxing afternoon of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Board Game Saturday
    Come and join us every Saturday at Maryport Library for some fun and competitive board gaming. For all ages
  • Autism Sensory Session
    Enjoy all that the library has to offer including books, DVD's and computers as well as our designated area with a dark den & special sensory resources available every Saturday.
  • Lego Club - Maryport Library
    Maryport Library This is an unsupervised weekly session every Saturday from 11.00-12.00pm for children aged 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Come along and have fun building models based on a theme.
  • Lego Club - Silloth Local Link
    Silloth Local Link This is an unsupervised weekly session every Saturday from 11.00-12.00pm for children aged 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Come along and have fun building models based on a theme.
  • Lego Club - Wigton Library
    Wigton Library This is an unsupervised weekly session every Saturday from 11.00-11.45am for children aged 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Come along and have fun building models based on a theme.
  • Saturday Crafts
    Join Sharon for a regular drop-in children's craft activity at Workington Library. We will be getting creative every Saturday at 12.30. No need to book.
  • Rhymetime at Workington Library
    Calling all 0-4 year olds! Come and join us for songs, rhymes and stories at Workington Library on Mondays from 11am to 11.30am. Term time only.
  • English Cafe at Carlisle Library
    Join us at Carlisle Library with Community Learning and Skills and AWAZ for a free weekly English cafe for English language practice. Friendly environment to speak and learn English, play board games, have a coffee or tea and explore our online resources. Sign up for free English language classes and library membership. Drop-in session, no need to book.
  • PIns and Needles
    Bring along your knitting, sewing, or whatever you're working on and meet up with fellow crafters for a free cuppa and a chat. All welcome. We will be meeting up on 1st and the 3rd Monday of the month from 1.30-3.00pm starting on Monday 2nd March 2020.
  • Reading Group
    Join us on the first Tuesday of the month from 2-3pm. We are a friendly group and are always looking for new members. Phone Maryport Library on 01900 812384 for more information or just drop into the next session.
  • Shared reading group
    This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 4-5pm. We are always looking for new members. Please pop along to the next meeting.
  • Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)
    BGKT founded 1991. 30th anniversary 2021. Monthly Sunday public Open meeting. All welcome. Meeting led by Lay Teachers Authorized by the Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist Monks]. Theravada is the oldest school of Buddhism in the world and it is practised today in South and South East Asia. Meetings include mindfulness, tranquillity meditation, insight meditation, metta (loving kindness) meditation, and walking meditation, talks, handouts, Q & A. Tea. "Kendal Buddhists celebrate 25 years of faith", Westmorland Gazette, (6 October 2016) https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14777662.kendal-buddhists-celebrate-25-years-of-faith/ International Inclusion of BGKT Writings
  • Cartmel Racecourse August Bank Holiday Weekend
    One of the region's summer highlights is back as Cartmel Racecourse gears up for its August Bank Holiday celebration of racing and family fun. The event, which is famous for its festival atmosphere, is set to go ahead without restrictions. A crowd of up to 14,000 is expected for the Cartmel Cup on Saturday 28 and the Season Finale on Monday 30, with seven races per day plus food and drink concessions, trade stands and funfair. Racing at Cartmel is a very different experience, like a mixture of racing, a county show and a festival. Bring your own food and drink, have a barbeque, bring your own furniture and set up your own base camp.
  • Grow Outdoor Family Theatre
    A lively, energetic and vibrant dance theatre duo by Kapow. A comment on humanity and a comedic gardening show combined. Grow is a playful and touching celebration of the power of nature to rejuvenate, take over spaces and grow through the cracks. You will see order and chaos, humans transforming into weeds, seeds and beautiful sunflowers. This show will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired to get outside and garden. Whether you are a gardener or not, this production will speak to everyone about our relationship to one another, to nature and of what we need to thrive.
  • Grow Outdoor Family Theatre
    A lively, energetic and vibrant dance theatre duo by Kapow. A comment on humanity and a comedic gardening show combined. Grow is a playful and touching celebration of the power of nature to rejuvenate, take over spaces and grow through the cracks. You will see order and chaos, humans transforming into weeds, seeds and beautiful sunflowers. This show will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired to get outside and garden. Whether you are a gardener or not, this production will speak to everyone about our relationship to one another, to nature and of what we need to thrive.