For further information on the 45th Ecumenical Kermesse AND our new BAM Christmas Fair, or any of the forthcoming BAM events for November and December, please scroll down the page.
The next BAM 'Friday Friendship Club' meeting is on Friday the 21st November at 3pm in St Paul's Church Library.
The next BAM 'Happy Hour' is on the 27th and will be at a new venue, Regina's Cafe in Boulevard des Moulins.
BAM EVENTS IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER
FULLY BOOKED Lunch and Tour at the new Yacht Club de Monaco The long awaited visit has been organised on Tuesday 25th November. We will meet at 10.45 am for a prompt start for the guided tour at 11 am. The tour will be given by Claire Saxby who had the honour of accompanying the architect, Sir Norman Foster, on the day of the inauguration. She will therefore be able to give us some inside information. A buffet lunch will be in the main restaurant overlooking the port and the bay. Places are limited to 30 people, so book early. Pre-paid bookings only. Price for members €45 and for non-members €55.
On Tuesday 9th December, come and celebrate the start of Christmas with a Festive Lunch at the Automobile Club de Monaco starting at 12.30 pm with a welcome drink!. A three-course meal including wine, water and coffee followed by those special mince pies made by Margaret. As space is limited and to avoid disappointment, the pre-paid bookings will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Price for Members: €50 and for non-members €60. Please see booking form attached. FEW PLACES LEFT
TWO DATES TO REMEMBER:
BAM CHRISTMAS FAIR—Weekend of Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th December (opening times: Saturday 10 - 5pm and Sunday 11 - 4 pm) at St Charles Church Hall. There will be a variety of stands: Christmas Goods, British Stand, Gifts, Vintage clothing and accessories, parfumerie and jewellery, homeware and cookery books, candles, books, brocante, and much more. We will also have a home produce stand selling many items such as cakes, biscuits, jams and chutneys. Refreshments during the day will include tea and coffee, mulled wine, pasties, mince pies and cup cakes. A Santa’s Grotto for children ages 1-7 will be between 2-4 pm each and also there will be a competition for best dressed doll or teddy bear! We are holding a small Christmas raffle with several prizes tickets will be sold at our events beforehand and also during the weekend. All proceeds of the BAM Christmas Fair will go to BAM Community Support.
Collection of items: can be brought along to the Happy Hours or the Friday Friendship Club. If you need items to be collected, please email email@example.com and we will arrange for them to be collected.
If you are able to help us set up before or help on either or both days, bake/cook, please let us know. If anyone going to the UK can manage to fit in a few British items in their suitcases (ie, Xmas puddings, cakes, teas, biscuits etc.) all will be gratefully received.
45th Kermesse Oecumenique - The Annual Kermesse will be held in the Fontvieille Chapiteau on Saturday 6 December 2014. This excellent charity event was created in 1970, by 3 founder members; St Paul’s Church, St-Vincent-de–Paul and the British Association of Monaco.
Entry is free and the doors open at 10 am. This is a date NOT to be missed! A fun day out for all the family and a great way to find pre-Christmas bargains. There are over 25 stalls including clothes (men, women and children), books (English & French), antiques, children’s toys, Christmas cards, Youth boutique Monegasque, Greek, Spanish and English speciality stands plus electrical goods, DVD’s, CD’s, shoes, jewellery, bags, household items, gifts and novelties. The ‘Snack Bar’ is open from 10 - 6 pm with a wide selection of delicious and inexpensive food and drinks.
JUMBLE DELIVERY As always we need as many items as possible, so if you are “de-cluttering” you can donate as follows:
Delivery Times to St. Paul’s Anglican Church, avenue de Grande Bretagne
Monday 1 December: 12—6pm Tuesday 2 December: 12—6pm Wednesday 3 December: 12—6pm
Delivery Times to Chapiteau (Circus Tent):
Thursday 4 December: 9—8pm Friday 5 December: 9—6pm
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