Fun Dog Show at this year’s Party in the Park!

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Photo courtesy of Paul Bishop

 

 

 

 

If you are coming along to Party in the Park 2017 on Saturday 1 July 2017 in Clare Castle Country Park, why not bring your dog along too and enter the Dog Show.  It promises to be even more fun than it was last year.

This year there are five categories:

  • Most Handsome Dog
  • Prettiest Bitch
  • Sausage Race
  • Waggiest Tail
  • Dog the judge would most like to take home.

Enter as many categories as you want at only £1 per category.  Register on the day and take your dog into the arena for all to see!  All we need is your name, the name of your dog and, in the case of any handlers below the age of 16, a signed form from an adult giving permission to enter the competition.

Dog treats for every competitor!  Sweets for the children!  Rosettes for dogs in 1st, 2nd and 3rd places!  Let your dog have some fun at Party in the Park 2017.

PARTY, PARTY, PARTY!

Announcing the Party in the Park 2017

The Clare event of the year will soon be upon us!  Please make note in your diaries that Party in the Park 2017 takes place on Saturday, 1 July 2017 in Clare Castle Country Park and will be open from 12 noon until 6pm.

There will be plenty of food and drink options including a hog roast and barbeque, a beer tent, strawberries and cream, Prosecco and Pimms, an ice cream van or two and a tea tent.

There will be live music, Morris dancing, majorettes, games for children of all ages, stalls, crafts and demonstrations, a dog show, tombola, children’s entertainment, donkey rides, petting animals, vintage cars, roundabouts…These are just some of the treats we have lined up for you to enjoy: a great day out for all the family in a lovely location.

To get a flavour of what to expect follow this link to a review of Party in the Park 2016

Entry is free and there will be extra free parking at Stour Valley Community School car park.

Clare Christmas Fair 2016 – Pictures and more…

Clare Community Association is delighted to say that the Christmas Fair went very, very well and we hope to build on that next year – we already have lots of ideas!

Lots of people through the door, lots of appreciative comments, lots of happy exhibitors and the church not only looked lovely but will benefit from the funds raised, which was the reason for the event as well as to bring some extra festive community spirit to Clare.
The CCA would like to express our sincere gratitude to Bill Perceval-Maxwell, Churchwarden, without whose tireless help and invaluable advice the fair would not have been such a great success….. and of course we offer a huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped before, during and after the event.
Here are a few images which we hope convey some of the fantastic atmosphere – although you had to be there to appreciate the music, hot chestnuts and complimentary mulled wine….
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Christmas is Coming to Clare this weekend….

Friday 25th November, Market Hill:

Clare Christmas Lights… The big switch on !

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Clare’s very own wonderful Christmas Lights are being switched on 25th November

Fun for children of all ages including:

Children’s parade, Santa, Entertainment, Fairground Rides, Food.

 

 

25/26th November at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, Clare

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5:00pm till 9:00pm Friday 25th, 10:00am till 4:00pm Saturday 26th

‘Polished Brass’, part of the Haverhill Silver Band, will be playing carols and Christmas music outside the church from around 6 -7pm on Friday evening when there will be hot roasted chestnuts on sale as well.

Come inside the church for a complimentary cup of mulled wine and a mince pie (or two) and to buy your raffle tickets before you choose your gifts and goodies. Our gift-wrapping service will also be available.
Clare Perfect Puddings will be on sale again at the Christmas Fair next – they are selling fast, especially the Triple Chocolate and the Luscious Lemon. Don’t miss out!
Here are a few more images of some of the lovely things which will be on sale.
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Clare Christmas Fair 2016 – Update

25/26th November at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, Clare

5:00pm till 9:00pm Friday 25th, 10:00am till 4:00pm Saturday 26th

‘Polished Brass’, part of the Haverhill Silver Band, will be playing carols and Christmas music outside the church from around 6 -7pm on Friday evening when there will be hot roasted chestnuts on sale as well.

Come inside the church for a complimentary cup of mulled wine and a mince pie (or two) and to buy your raffle tickets before you choose your gifts and goodies. Our gift-wrapping service will also be available.
Here are a few more images of some of the lovely things which will be on sale.  Clare Perfect Puddings will be on sale again at the Christmas Fair next – they are selling fast, especially the Triple Chocolate and the Luscious Lemon. Don’t miss out!
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Don’t forget, the fair will be open again on the Saturday when there will also be one or two new exhibitors.

The Clare Christmas Fair – 2016

25/26th November at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church

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A small selection of items available at the Christmas Fair

 

The new Clare Christmas Fair presents the perfect opportunity for you to do some of your Xmas shopping in the centre of town without having to travel elsewhere on the Christmas Lights Switch-On weekend!

Brought to you this year by the Clare Community Association, this quality event will showcase a selection of gifts, decorations, crafts and Christmas produce all in the atmospheric candlelit surroundings of the church.

You will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of something warming to enjoy while you browse the stalls which will offer a variety of goods including cashmere scarves and gloves, jewellery, cakes, sweets, teas, chutneys and jams, dolls, collectable teddies, pottery, turned wooden items, artwork, candles, felted gifts and toys, cards, decorative and stained glass and much, much more….PLUS the chance to buy one – or two! – items from the delicious new Clare festive pudding range.

Other refreshments will be available and you will be able to sit, relax and listen to some carols while your purchases are gift-wrapped if you wish.

There will also be the opportunity to buy some raffle tickets: great prizes and all proceeds will go to help maintain our lovely church.

With free admission this truly is an unmissable start to the holiday season!

For further details please email cjglover1@aol.com

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Holding an Event in the Clare area ? Promote it here… it’s free !

If you are holding an event in Clare or the surrounding area please feel free to add it to our Events Calendar.

Please note it must be local to Clare (Roughly Stoke-by-Clare, Glemsford, Pentlow, Cavendish, the Belchamps, Ashen, Wixoe and Baythorne End, Ridgewell, Hundon and Poslingford).

Please fill in the form you will find here, once your submission has been approved it will appear on the website. 

We also post all events on many of the local Facebook pages so good coverage is ensured

 

Please note: If you wish to promote an event during the period 10th-18th September 2016 please add your event by 6th September as our webmaster is taking a well earned holiday……

Fun and Games in the Country Park This August

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PICNIC AND FUN IN THE PARK

 

Bring your picnic and then join in the activities.

August 3rd      Scavenger Hunt & Treasure Map

August 10th   Sports Day

August 17th    Arts  & Crafts

August 24th    Superheroes & Princesses Day (come dressed in your costume)

August 31st     Water Fun (Bring a water pistol – you will get wet!!)

All events: 12pm to 3pm

£2-50 per child per week

All children must be accompanied by an adult