Join us for pancakes!
Pancake racing is World famous – a tradition since the C15th – and Olney does it in style! The first pancake race starts at 11.55am.
Come and join us at our stall in the town centre and enjoy the excitement of Shrove Tuesday. Easter Eggs and other exciting things to win and eat.
Win money on the horses!
SORRY – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Who said it gets boring after Christmas?! The Carlton House Club in Olney will be hosting a great night out where you can support the Olney Newton Link whilst hopefully winning a few pennies yourself. Place your bets and watch the races on screen – the excitement is tangible! £7.50 per person including a sausage and chip supper. Bar available.
The first race starts at 7.30pm. Tickets available from the Carlton House Club, 38 High Street, Olney. Tikcets also available from CT Wilson and the Phonebox. Enquiries tel: 01234 711196, 712540 & 711751
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Love Carol singing?
Join your Olney neighbors in singing on every day of the 24 days of advent (or at least sing on some of them!) Organised by the Churches of Olney, join us in singing Carols at the door of the following venues. The plan is to sing for about ten minutes at each venue and raise funds for local charities including the Olney Newton Link.
Who was the first president of Zimbabwe?
Do you know the answer?! Would you like to know the answer or do you just enjoy quizzes? We’d love to see you. Grab some friends – teams of up to 6 people – and enjoy an evening complete with supper and soft drinks. Cost £8.50 per head, inclusive of quiz, food and drink. All in aid of the Olney Newton Link.
Quiz night to be held at The Olney Centre, High Street, Olney MK46 4EF. Arrive at 7.15pm for a prompt start at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the Phonebox or CT Wilson. Enquiries ring: 01234 711196 or 711751.
Enjoy a beautiful musical performance
We’re pleased to announce that The Milton Keynes Sinfonia Chamber Group are holding a concert at the Olney Parish Church in support of The Friends of Cobbs Garden Surgery and the Olney Newton Link. The programme will include music by Mozart, Corelli, Stamitz and Gordon Jacob together with arrangements of music by Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell and other popular and traditional music including The Girl form Ipanema and Danny Boy. Refreshments will be available.
Tickets are £10 and can be purchased in advance from CT Wilson, 84 High Street, Olney; Cobbs Garden Surgery, West Street, Olney and The Phone Box, Stanley Court, Olney. They will also be available at the door – Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, Church Street, Olney MK46 4AD. Click here for further information.
We’re nearly there! Our friends in Newton have sent us photographs of the new Preschool roof being built (sent July 2016). Fingers crossed the building will be in use by September this year.
Come and join us for a brilliant night at the Two Brewers Pub in Olney (34 High Street). Tinkers Lane is a six-piece band playing the original songs of singer/songwriter Ian Roberts. Ian’s catchy tunes embrace the joy of life, the bitterness of death, the flaws of society and the redemptive power of love. Tickets are £10 and include a two course dinner. They are available from the Two Brewers, Phone Box and CT Wilson. Note: tickets will not be sold on the door and must be purchased in advance.
All the fun of the Fair
It is well known that Olney has a fantastic heritage. However, did you know that part of that heritage includes the production of a large cherry crop? Each year the glut was sold off at the end of the harvest and the town had a holiday. This became known as the ‘Cherry Fair’ – a Country Fair with country dancing, tug of war, side-shows, stalls and refreshments. Naturally the Link will be at the heart of this year’s events. Come and join us at our Tombolda stall and help to join the celebration.
Win big money on the Ducks!
The Olney Duck and Raft Race is a lovely event, bringing the town together to ‘race’ hundreds of plastic ducks down the River Ouse, and then assembling rafts and paddling around the town. At the finishing line by the towns ‘steps’ there are amusements and refreshments as well as live music. Come and join the Olney Newton Link at the finish line for lots of celebration. More details to come.
Come and join us at this year’s AGM (Annual General Meeting) and learn what it’s like to live in Sierra Leone after Ebola.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday 11th May, 7.30pm at The Gravett Hall, Sutcliff Baptist Church, Olney (the church building is situated on the High Street, opposite the Market Place. The post code is MK46 4EA).
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