For February we have plenty more to come. Whether you are looking to up your activity levels by working out at the allotment or flexing your vocal chords in HarmonEyes our community
choir we promise a choice of activities to tempt you away from the comfort of your own homes and join our ‘do something different’ programme, new for 2015.

In this month’s ActivReport you will find updated information on our regular Swimming sessions, Goalball, Ten Pin Bowling, Judo, VI Cricket, Theatre, Walks, Meals, Audio Book Club and our brand
new Creative Writing Project. Keep your feedback coming, as always it is essential to our continued planning of activities for you.
DO JOIN OUR AUDIO BOOK CLUB SOMETHING TO GROW THATS GOOD FOR YOU DIFFERENT IS A GOOD THING!
JOIN ACTION FOR BLIND AND LIVING WITH SIGHT LOSS
COURSE
ActivEyes Weekly Activities

goalballGoalball
5:00pm – 7pm. Every Wednesday at the usual venue
Dormston Centre, Mill Bank, Sedgley, Dudley, DY3 1SN
Come and join us and take part in this exciting team sport.
On 28th of February our novice team will be travelling to Nottingham to take part in a national Goalball UK tournament, we wish them all the best.

Regular Swimming Sessions Wolverhampton Central Swimming Baths
Tuesday’s 3rd, 10th,17th, 24th 2.30pm – 4 pm

carol concertBeacon Choir “HarmonEyes” Don’t Sing? Love to Sing? Learn to Sing!!
Please come along bring your friends and family to our singing group. Every Tuesday 7pm—9pm at Beacon Centre in the Restaurant.

blind-judoJUDO
Every Thursday 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Come along and Join Bob Spencer in the recreation room at the
Beacon Centre. For those that join up in February the programme will be free so please don’t delay as spaces are limited

ActivEyes Fund Raising Committee
Would like to hear about any fundraising ideas you have. Call us
and let us know on 01902 880111 activeyes@beacon4blind.co.uk

St Peters Cafe and Farmers Market
Friday 6th February at 10.30am Meeting inside
St Peters Cafe, Exchange Street, Wolverhampton
you can purchase beverages and maybe a bite to eat whilst enjoying
a catch up chat with friends old and new. An ActivEyes companion will accompany those who wish to walk around the farmers market and purchase some lovely produce from local suppliers.

LIVING WITH SIGHT LOSS  COURSE
ActivEyes is teaming up with Action for Blind People to deliver
this course. We will be covering topics such as eye health, benefits of registration, emotional wellbeing, welfare benefits, housing advice, staying active and getting around.
The 5 week course will take place on the following dates:
Thursday 05th March
Thursday 12th March
Thursday 19th March
Thursday 26th March
Thursday 02nd April
Each day will run from 10.30am to 3.00pm

cricketVisually Impaired Cricket
Sunday’s 1st,15th & 29th February 3pm — 5pm

In the SPORTS HALL at Tettenhall College, Wolverhampton
contact Steve Lightfoot Disability Cricket Officer Staffordshire Cricket Mobile: 07789 265618

ten pin bowlingJoin our Ten Pin Bowling Team. Team Meeting
Wednesday 11th February 12pm at Bowlplex, Dudley
During this meeting we will be discussing the requirements and
responsibilities of joining the National Blind Bowling League.
If time allows we will have a bowl afterwards.
If you are interested in becoming a founder member of our ActivEyes bowling team please call Tim on 01902 880111 asap .

‘DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT’
During February we are planning to refurbish our allotment plot at
Boundary Way Allotments Boundary Way, Warstones Wolverhampton
Week commencing Monday 2nd February we need your help to take up the existing slabs and relay them at the rear of the plot as a new base for the shed. We are also hoping to erect two new raised beds in that week. The following week, Monday 9th February we are looking forward to taking delivery of the new slabs donated directly from BS Eaton the long established manufacturers of concrete products in
Cheslyn Hay. These new slabs will form the basis of the unique footprint that will help visually impaired allotmenteers independently navigate their way safely around the allotment plot. With your help we will continue to lay the slabs during that week and follow on week commencing Monday 16th February to complete the project with top soil and the 1st planting of the year.

In June 2015, its our aim to show our entry ’Thyme for Tea’ in the BBC Gardeners live show at the NEC.
With renewed vigour and enthusiasm we intend to show that growing your own fruit and vegetables for better eye health will provide many more benefits for the whole body both inside and out.
As part of this bigger health and well being picture we hope many more of you will actively get involved with this project, starting a get fit and grow your own regime and also joining in with our ‘cook your own’ for better health, due to start in the spring. Please contact Mandy on 07807 128923 or 01902 880111 for more information on how to join in.

Urban Walk
Wednesday 4th February 11am
Join us on this Urban walk from the Beacon Centre across Goldthorn
Hill and stopping at the Taste Warehouse in Blakenhall for refreshments. The walk will last approx 2hrs including a 1/2hr pit stop. Please wear suitable shoes.

West Park Walk
Wednesday 18th February 11am
Meet us outside the tearooms for a walk around the splendid West
Park. This walk is suitable for all abilities.

Bumble Hole Walk
Monday 23rd February 11am
Meet us at Halesowen Road/Washington Street bus stop which is
serviced by the 244 & 243 buses every 20 minutes. The walk time is
approx 1.5hrs, please wear suitable footwear.

Leasowes Nature Walk
Monday 9th February 10.30am Leasowes Lane Off Mucklow Hill
Halesowen B62 8DH
Nestled to the east of Halesowen, the enchanting landscape of The
Leasowes holds great historical significance in the borough and beyond and is home to many wonderful species that live in its woodland, grassland, streams and lakes.
For more information on this walk and how to get there, get in touch.
Walk This Way

lunch630x210Brewers Wharf Lunch
The Waterfront, Brierley Hill Thursday 12th February 12.30pm
Situated just seconds from the Merry Hill Shopping Centre in Dudley, on the site of an old steel foundry in the heart of the Black Country, the Brewers Wharf is a great venue for family occasions or simple shopping breaks. A great value pub food menu combined with the friendly waterside atmosphere makes this the place to go for a delicious meal or just an easy drink – All Welcome.

queensLunch at Queens Cantonese
Wednesday 25th February 12.30pm Queen Street, Wolverhampton
The Queens Cantonese is one of the most popular restaurants in
Wolverhampton they have over 20yrs of experience serving mouth
watering dishes in a relaxing and welcoming environment.

momore greenNight at the Dog’s
Thursday 19th February 6.15pm
Join us for a great night out at Monmore Green Greyhound Stadium,
have a flutter on the dogs and enjoy a 3 course meal in the restaurant with table service.
Tickets cost £18 per person and money needs to be paid by
Monday 9th February to reserve your place.

grand theatreGrand Theatre Access Performances
And Then There Were None Saturday 7th February 2.30pm
A dark captivating tale from Agatha Christie that will thrill and enthral, as murder unfolds. Tickets cost £ 11.75

Oklahoma!
Saturday 7th March 2.30pm
A fantastic show full of romance, excitement and music full of sunshine. Tickets cost just £ 7.50

One Man Two Guvnors
Saturday 21st March 2.30pm
One of the funniest shows around, tickets cost just £ 7.50

The Bodyguard
Saturday 25th April 2.30pm
The award winning musical based on the smash hit film.
Tickets cost £ 22.75
Please note if you would like to book for And Then They Were None
please get in touch asap, if wishing to book for a performance we need payment at least 2 weeks before each show to secure your seat.
Contact ActivEyes
There are a number of different ways to contact ActivEyes so, if you
need to get hold of us please use one of the methods below.
activeyes@beacon4blind.co.uk
(01902) 880111
Tim’s Mobile 07583 910 307
Mandy’s Mobile 07807 128 923

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