60`s night60’s Night

There are still tickets available for our fantastic 60’s Night
on Friday 6th March. Run Devil Run are the fabulous live band who will take you back to the swinging sixties with a mix of great music, their will be a 60’s based quiz and a raffle on the evening.
Tickets are just £5 and allproceeds go towards Activeyes so don’t miss out.

swimmingRegular Swimming Sessions Wolverhampton CentralSwimming Baths on Tuesday’s 3rd, 10th,17th, 24th and 31st 2.30pm – 4 pm

Beacon Choir “HarmonEyes”

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

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 2nd April
Each day will run from 10.30am to 3.00pm

ten pin bowlingJoin our Ten Pin Bowling Team

If you are interested in becoming a founder member of our ActivEyes bowling team and joining the National Blind Ten Pin Bowling League starting April please call Tim on 01902 880111 asap.

Are you looking for a challenge? Would you like to trek through
some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK? Could you help
fundraise Activeyes while tackling a challenging 26 mile trek
over two days? Then come and join the Beacon Loch Lomond Trek on September 18th 2015. Full details are attached in the trek pack
but put simply, it’s 26 miles over two days walking in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, with two nights camping, arranged by Venture Trust, a Scottish based charity which provides outward bounds experiences. The trek is accessible for people with sight loss (including guide dogs) and transport can be arranged from Beacon if
there is enough interest. For more information or for any queries contact Tim. Loch Lomond Weekend Trek 18 –21 September 2015

cricketVisually Impaired Cricket

Sunday’s 15th & 29th March 3pm — 5pm In the SPORTS HALL at Tettenhall College, Wolverhampton contact Steve Lightfoot
Disability Cricket Officer. Staffordshire Cricket.Mobile: 07789 265618 If you would like to come along and try Goalball we meet 5:00pm – 7pm. every Wednesday at the Dormston Centre, Mill Bank, Sedgley, Dudley, DY3 1SN

goalballGoalball Report

Novice Tournament Review Our Novice Goalball team travelled to their latest tournament on Saturday 28th February taking part in a national tournament in Lutterworth Leicestershire.
Our team powered their way to the top of the group with some
impressive play including a memorable 8 – 4 thumping of Gloucester. We met Hereford RNC in the final, after taking an early lead we lost a close contest 4-2 with Hereford gaining the upper hand in the last couple of minutes of the match. A big well done to all who took part, the team returned home with a silver medal for their efforts. Special mention must go to Dan Russell who took charge of
the team for the first time in a competition, Dan is an Activeyes volunteer who gives his time for free every Wednesday night to help our team compete and practice, Dan certainly made a difference with his tactics and advice.

blind-judoJUDO

Every Thursday 3:30PM – 4:30PM Come along and Join Bob Spencer in the recreation room at the Beacon Centre.
All levels of ability are welcome especially beginners.

golfGolf

Friday 6th March For our regular golfers we will be returning to our weekly practice sessions at Sedgley Golf Centre leaving Beacon at 10.15am, the usual £1 will be charged for the minibus and don’t forget to bring your clubs and some money for the balls.
If you like to try your hand at golf we will soon be running some new
sessions for beginners, so to register your interest please get in
touch.

St Peters Cafe and Farmers Market

Friday 6th March 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.

grand theatreOklahoma

Saturday 7th March For those of you who have tickets for the AD showing of Oklahoma at the Grand, the show begins at 2.30pm with the touch tour an hour before at 1.30pm. Mandy will be in the foyer from 1.15pm and will have your ticket ready and waiting for you.
Have a great afternoon.

Urban Walk

Monday 9th March Leaving Beacon at 11am
Join us for a urban walk around the Sedgley area, the walk will last for approx 2hrs with a pit stop in between for a drink and a bite to eat. Please remember to where suitable footwear and clothing on the day.

cosmoCosmos

Friday 13th March 12.30pm Bentley Bridge, Wednesfield
Join us for a Pan Asian Feast at this very popular and well
recommended all you can eat Buffet for the price of

Bumble Hole Walk

Wednesday 18th March 11am Meet us at Halesowen Road/Washington Street bus stop. The walk time is approx 1.5hrs, please wear suitable footwear.

LAUGHTER YOGA

Thursday 19th March 11am at Beacon Centre Join Maggie Thompson for this free taster session of Laughter Yoga.
This workshop would be ideal for anyone interested in understanding the concept and philosophy of Laughter Yoga,
benefits, research evidence and how to bring more laughter into every-day life. For more information or to book your place, get in touch.

One Man Two Guvnors

Saturday 21st March For those of you who have booked tickets to this AD performance at the Grand the show begins at 2.30pm with a
touch tour 1hr before the show begins.

east park walkWest Park Walk

Monday 23rd March11am Meet us outside the tearooms for a walk around the splendid West Park. This walk is suitable for all abilities.

Italian Night

Catellani’s Restaurant Thursday 26th March 6.30pm
A warm welcome awaits you from victor and the team at this gem
of a restaurant in the heart of Wolverhampton.
Please get in touch to book your place.

talking bookTalking Book Club

Friday 27th March 1:45pm – 3:00pm Come along and join us on the last Friday of the month. Get involved in lots of interesting debates and discussions. This month we will review  Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch

Activeyes Allotment

The transformation of our and make over of our allotment is continuing at a great pace and know is the time for you to get involved with planting and growing a the weather starts to improve

We have also now entered our design to take part in Gardeners World Live at the NEC. Thyme for tea’ Our design features a sunbathing female manikin relaxing on a specially sized and adapted sun lounger with planters along its sides showing our
allotment grown produce used for beauty products that enhance skin, hair and nails. A side table with a large tea cup planter featuring thyme gives the title ‘thyme for tea’ to our edible patch. Planted produce will be included in our recipes for main meals and snacks will be displayed in a variety of planters around the main feature. We intend to use a parasol that conceals the visually impaired identity of our manikin. The back story supports that eating well for health, fitness and wellbeing being equally important to all and being visually impaired is no barrier to growing food.
Please contact Mandy to get involved down at our allotment at Boundary

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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