Here is a list of our upcoming activities and events to help you plan your diary! PAB runs lots of activities to help you have a full and varied social life. Our service users are often invited to activities organised by other local charities or groups. Below you can see the main details for the events arranged in month and date order. Clink on the individual links to find more information on that activity, or call the office on 01733 344 844.

Transport can often prevent you from attending events and activities. PAB can provide subsidised transport (subject to the availability of volunteer drivers), and can also help you with bus routes or organising taxi’s. Call us to find out more.

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2018 Diary Dates

Tuesday 2nd January – Lighter Lunch Group

Meeting at Café Nova at 12.15pm on the first Tuesday of the month.  Café Nova is located inside Beales department Store in Peterborough City Centre.  A lovely Italian cafe providing a wide selection of freshly made sandwiches, Panini’s & pastries and deserts.  We welcome new members and their guides/carers, and many are also accompanied by their guide dogs. The staff are very welcoming and helpful.   Click here to find out more.

Thursday 4th January 2018 – Swimming Group

Swimming group at the Regional pool and fitness centre. Dedicated lanes and sighted guides in the pool with you (dependant upon availability)  Bring your own guide if preferred.  Meet in the foyer at 11.45am. Click here to find out more and call the office on 01733 344 844 to reserve a place.

Monday 8th January 2018 – Technology Group

Essentially this is a self help group but we have a wealth of knowledge within the group which we use to help one another.  You can bring equipment you need help with or equipment others might like to try out.  We meet at Central Library Peterborough in the Hartley room 2.00pm to 4.00pm.  Click here to find out more.

Monday 8th January 2018 – Yoga

In partnership with sense, our free yoga group is held on the second and the fourth Monday each month between 2-3pm at St Peter and All Souls Church hall on Fitzwilliam Street (same venue as the coffee morning).  Our Yoga class is open to anyone with a visual or hearing impairment (and carers too)  Please contact the office if you are attending so we know how much equipment to bring with us.  More information about Yoga, a location map and what to bring is here

Tuesday 9th January 2018 – Craft Club

Meet at The Heron Court Community Room (inside The Heron pub in Stanground – separate access to the side of the pub) from 1-3pm. Learn new skills such as basket weaving and catch up with friends. There will be a charge of £1 to cover the cost of craft materials and we can help provide transport. The Heron Pub, 39 Southfields Dr, Stanground, PE2 8QB. Click here for more information.

Wednesday 10th January 2018 – Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning at  St. Peter and All Souls Church Hall (Fitzwilliam Street) from 10.30 to 12.00pm. Join us for refreshments, friendship, quizzes, activities and a tombola raffle. Cost is £1. Guest speakers this week will be PECT (Peterborough Environment City Trust) who will be talking to us about how to save energy and money.  Members are welcome to bring their bills for PECT to look at and can also arrange a home visit with PECT for further energy advice. Click here for more information.

Thursday 11th January 2018 – Swimming Group

Swimming group at the Regional pool and fitness centre. Dedicated lanes and sighted guides in the pool with you (dependant upon availability)  Bring your own guide if preferred.  Meet in the foyer at 11.45am. Click here to find out more and call the office on 01733 344 844 to reserve a place.

Thursday 11th January 2018 – Bowls Club

This friendly group of bowlers meet at Peterborough & District Bowls Centre on Burton Street every two weeks for the sport and the good company. They are always keen to attract new bowlers (with or without experience) so why not come along and give it a try.  Contact the office on 01733 344 844 to register your interest or click here for more information.

Friday 12th January 2018 – Walking Group

Our next walking group event will be taking place on Friday 12th January meeting at the Crab and Winkle pub in Werrington at 11.00am. The walk is a circular 3 miles long on good ground. Our walks (usually lasting 1 hour) are guide dog friendly and on smooth surfaces for white cane users. We can sometimes provide volunteer guides if you do not have your own and can help organise transport to the location if required. The Crab and Winkle Pub is located on the Stagecoach Citi 1 Bus Route from Queensgate to Werrington) Please wear sensible walking shoes and bring a bottle of water if required.  If you would like to join us on please let the office know on 01733 344844.

Saturday 13th January 2018 – Volunteer Training Day

Are you or anyone you know interested in Volunteering for Peterborough Association for the Blind?  We run regular training days throughout the year. Various volunteer roles are available.  To register your interest and book a place at our next training day please call the office on 01733 344 844.  To find out more about volunteering for the PAB please click here.

Wednesday 17th January 2018 – Diners Club

The venue for our Diner’s club varies each month.  Join our friendly group of members for a meal out.  Transport can also be arranged depending on location so get in touch with the office on  01733 344 844 for more details and to book a place.

Thursday 18th January 2018 – Swimming Group

Swimming group at the Regional pool and fitness centre. Dedicated lanes and sighted guides in the pool with you (dependant upon availability)  Bring your own guide if preferred.  Meet in the foyer at 11.45am. Click here to find out more and call the office on 01733 344 844 to reserve a place.

Monday 22nd January 2018 – Yoga

In partnership with sense, our free yoga group is held on the second and the fourth Monday each month between 2-3pm at St Peter and All Souls Church hall on Fitzwilliam Street (same venue as the coffee morning).  Our Yoga class is open to anyone with a visual or hearing impairment (and carers too)  Please contact the office if you are attending so we know how much equipment to bring with us.  More information about Yoga, a location map and what to bring is here

Wednesday 24th January 2018 – Coffee Morning

Guest this week is performer Laura Milburn singing musical theatre classics

Coffee Morning at  St. Peter and All Souls Church Hall (Fitzwilliam Street) from 10.30 to 12.00pm. Join us for refreshments, friendship, quizzes, activities and a tombola raffle. Cost is £1.   Click here for more information.

Thursday 25th January 2018 – Swimming Group

Swimming group at the Regional pool and fitness centre. Dedicated lanes and sighted guides in the pool with you (dependant upon availability)  Bring your own guide if preferred.  Meet in the foyer at 11.45am. Click here to find out more and call the office on 01733 344 844 to reserve a place.

Thursday 25th January 2018 – Bowls Club

This friendly group of bowlers meet at Peterborough & District Bowls Centre on Burton Street every two weeks for the sport and the good company. They are always keen to attract new bowlers (with or without experience) so why not come along and give it a try.  Contact the office on 01733 344 844 to register your interest or click here for more information.

Thursday 1st February 2018 – Swimming Group

Swimming group at the Regional pool and fitness centre. Dedicated lanes and sighted guides in the pool with you (dependant upon availability)  Bring your own guide if preferred.  Meet in the foyer at 11.45am. Click here to find out more and call the office on 01733 344 844 to reserve a place.

Monday 5th February 2018 – Technology Group

Essentially this is a self help group but we have a wealth of knowledge within the group which we use to help one another.  You can bring equipment you need help with or equipment others might like to try out.  We meet at Central Library Peterborough in the Hartley room 2.00pm to 4.00pm.  Click here to find out more.