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July 2014

E-newsletter - We've got St Albans covered!

This issue:

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

Young readers of all ages and abilities are invited to join this year's Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge at local libraries from 12 July.

Children completing the free challenge will receive special stickers, an invitation to an awards ceremony and entry into a prize draw to win a family ticket to Warner Bros Studios. More details

Summer Spectacular
at Willows

Summer Spectacular

Enjoy the A-maize-ing Maze, Goat Racing, Sports Day Races and a full day of family fun this summer at Willows Activity Farm (10am-5.30pm daily from 19 July to 31 August).

Buy tickets online for...

Go Brazilian

Go Brazilian! (5 July, St Peter's Church)

Petite Messe Solennelle

Petite Messe Solennelle (5 July, St Saviour's Church)

Tree Tales

Tree Tales, (6 July, Trestle Arts Base)

Butterfly World Activities


There are events and workshops for all ages this summer at Butterfly World, with evening photography courses for adults and a full range of activities for children including Sand Art, Junk Bugs, Cress Caterpillars, Storytelling, Face Painting and Popdance. More details and kids half price voucher.

New look website

New look

You may have noticed a change in style for After six years (an eternity in internet land) our new website went live last week. The new has a completely refreshed style with support for mobile devices and integration with Facebook.  We'll also be bringing lots of new features online over the coming year so watch this space for further developments.  If you've got any suggestions for functions you'd like to see, please do let us know.

What's on in July


What's on in July

Highlights this month include: Philomena (1 & 2 July, Arena), 'Allo 'Allo (3 to 12 July, Abbey Theatre), Childwickbury Arts Fair (4 to 6 July), Sing-A-Long-A-Frozen (5 July, Arena), Tree Tales (6 July, Trestle), Rhys Darby (6 July, Arena), Stranglers (7 July, Arena), Cupcake Classes (8 & 29 July, Jubilee Centre), Tree Fu Tom (13 Jul, Willows), Highland Gathering (13 July, Rothamsted Park), Battle Proms (19 July, Hatfield House), Frank (22 July, Arena), Discover the Wines of Italy (23 July, The George), Summer Sounds (26 July, Clarence Park), Flash Mob (29 & 30 July, Arena), Classics on the Common (30 July, Harpenden Common). More details


Get active for a good cause


Get active for a good cause

Why not do something sporty for charity this summer? You can support Grove House Hospice through the Herts Cycle Challenge (6 July, Old Albanian Rugby Club, 25 or 50 mile routes) or the Midnight Walk (12 July, Westminster Lodge, 5 or 10 miles). Cancer Research's annual Race for Life returns to St Albans (27 July, Verulamium Park, 5 or 10km) and you can get in shape by joining parkrun every Saturday morning.


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