Well done and thank you to absolutely everyone who helps to make Hook Books a wonderful community project! In just 9 months since it began the project has won an award in the Hampshire & IOW Village of the Year Competition when it achieved a Highly Commended for ‘Best Community Initiative’. In all the village won 5 gongs – see Hook Parish Council page for more information! Thank you team for all your support.
Hook Books’ pop-up community library is on the 3rd Thursday of each month between 2-4pm as well as its ‘top up’ service in Tesco. Please keep those fiction paperbacks and children’s books coming into the Elizabeth Hall for Hook Books.
Look out in next month’s for exciting news about children’s books!
With nearly 2,000 books to choose from at the Elizabeth Hall monthly event, it is also a popular social gathering with scrumptious homemade cakes and cream teas to be enjoyed. So make sure the monthly Hook Books dates are in your diary and come and join us.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Thank you very much to all the villagers who supported our Macmillan’s Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning. We paid a massive £700 into the bank which included £250 from Hook Local History Group who gave us money raised from the sales of their various books on Hook. So a brilliant result!
Tickets are already selling for the HVH Quiz Night on Saturday 17th November – 7-10pm – at The Elizabeth Hall, so do start sorting out your team members soon. Tickets are just £12 for a team of 6 and there’s a cash prize for the winning team. Bring your own refreshments, plus there’s a raffle too.
Santa’s Tea Parties
Children are already being booked up to have tea with Santa, either on Monday 9th or Wednesday 11th December. So if you want to secure your place and meet the special gentleman in a red suit, especially on the Monday, book as soon as possible. Tickets are just £6.50 for tea, a story with Santa and a present.
Again tickets are already selling for our Valentine’s Ceilidh on Saturday 15th February. The top notch country dance band ‘Between the Acts’ will be bringing the evening alive with their foot tapping live music. So make a note of the date now and book your tickets, because we know the evening, for just £25 to include a two course meal, will be a sell-out.
Other Dates on the Horizon
The entertainment is all in place for our free Half Term Fun on Wednesday 19th February. Thank you Hook Parish Council and County Councillor Jonathan Glen for giving us grants to enable this to happen.
Mill Cottage Farm will be bring their animals, Special Branch will help you to willow weave, plus there will be Guide Dogs, Hart Rangers and other super stands to explore. For those visitors who want to see Safari Pete he will once again be in the upstairs hall with his exotic animals. We make a nominal charge of £2.50 for the popular limited places special talk. We will also be holding our special Stars in Their Eyes competitions for Guinea Pigs and Rabbits. Pick up an entry form at the halls.
Then on Saturday 28th March the Quiz Night returns plus we have booked a welcome return for a Laughterhouse comedy evening on Saturday 26th September at the Elizabeth Hall.
If you haven’t kept your village halls programme, they are available at the Elizabeth Hall and Hook Community Centre. We will be delivering another reminder about our events after Christmas. Both halls also have a wealth of general information as to what’s going on in Hook, or visit www.hookvillagehalls.org.uk or join our Facebook page.
Book a Room in the Halls…………….
Hook Village Halls has regular events, classes and meetings to suit every age and taste, making them the hub of our community. If you want to start your own regular group or activity, visit the website or phone 01256 764000 to ask about our introductory packages for new weekly hirers to help get you going. In addition to hall hire, the HVH charity also hosts its own fantastic activities to ensure everyone has a chance to make use of the halls.
For more general about an event information or to book a hall contact Hook Village Halls on 01256 764000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Hall, Raven Road, RG27 9HH
Hook Community Centre, Ravenscroft, RG27 9NN