Saturday 26th November
Sat 26th Nov: Making Connections
Everyone who has helped with an event for Sustainable St Albans week is invited to this speed networking event. Come prepared to be inspired, share what you’ve achieved and make
connections with others inspired by the week. Tea and cake included. Free. Please book via Eventbrite, so we know numbers https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-connections-sustainable-st-albans-week-networking-event-tickets-28331541403 10am – 11.30pm Council Chamber, Civic Centre, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE.
Sat 26th Nov: Water Saving Squad
FREE water saving devices to help you save water, energy and money! We will also be on hand to offer tips, advice and to talk all things water efficiency. FREE. 10am – 3.30pm
Clock Tower, High Street, St Albans, AL3 4EL.
Sat 26th Nov: Herts Healthy Homes – helping you keep warm and well this winter
Promoting the Herts Healthy Homes service to St Albans residents. The service exists to ensure that vulnerable residents get the help they need to be healthy through winter. FREE. 10am – 4pm
Market Stall, St Peter’s Street, St Albans. A Groundwork Herts event.
Sat 26th Nov: Make a gift bag at the Christmas
Learn how to make gift bags from recyclable materials to use again and again. A more environmentally sensitive solution to
all that wrapping paper at Christmas!
Take away a completed bag, or a set of instructions for making one at home. FREE. 10am – 4pm The Community Chalet, St Albans Christmas Market, St Albans Cathedral, AL1 1BY.
Sat 26th Nov: Make and decorate a bird feeder from recycled cartons and bottles
Make and decorate a birdfeeder from plastic bottles and cartons. Fun drop off art session about getting creative with our recycling! All materials, a drink and snack are included. Children’s art session for age 6+. £14 per session; £22 if booked with session on 19th. Book online at www.laura-ellis.co.uk 10.15am – 11.45am Fleetville Junior School, 228 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 4LW.
Sat 26th Nov: Trees in St Albans – their management, maintenance and protection
Find how the District’s trees and wooded landscapes are cared
for and protected for future generations to enjoy. The walk is
aimed mainly at adults, but children are welcome. FREE.
If high winds or heavy rain, the walk will be cancelled, the leader will be at the meeting point at the start time to confirm this. 11am – 12.30am Clarence Park, Clarence Road, St Albans. Meet at the Park Keepers Cottage, near the Clarence Road entrance to the Park. No parking in Park. SADC event.
Sat 26th Nov: Christmas Fair and Open Day
Buy Earthworks’ famous reindeers, wreaths, crafts (all made by Earthworks). There will also be spiced apple juice, mince pies and refreshments; a chance to do a craft activity and hopefully Father Christmas will be visiting too. FREE. 12pm – 3pm Hixberry Lane, St Albans,
Sat 26th Nov: A Sustainable Neighbourhood Plan for Sandridge
Come and learn about the Sandridge Neighbourhood plan and how it promotes sustainable development. FREE. 2pm – 5pm
Sandridge Village Hall, High Street Sandridge, AL4 9DD. Sandridge Parish Council event.
Sat 26th Nov: Finale Debate: Future of Food – what is the key to Sustainable Food
A panel of experts will give their views and take your questions to help us get to grips with the issues. The debate will be recorded by Radio Verulam. We’ll then break into discussion
groups to continue exploring the topics and look for some answers for St Albans. FREE.
Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-future-of-food-what-is-the-the-key-to-sustainable-food-tickets-28706208041 2pm – 5.30pm Council Chamber, Civic Centre, St.Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE.
Friday 25th November
Fri 25th Nov: Recycling lorry in town centre –
Find out why it’s important to use your new food waste caddy instead of your landfill bin. Learn which items go in which bin. Munch is a dustcart book character showing how to recycle right. Children can meet him and talk to us all about recycling! FREE. 9am – 4pm Outside the Town Hall, St Albans. A Veolia UK event.
Fri 25th Nov: Illustrated talks and exhibition on TREES
Trees – illustrated talk, projected pictures and exhibition. Hear about the life of St Barbe Baker and the international organisation for trees, of which he was the founder. Continuous repeating 1 hour presentation. School age and above. FREE. 10am – 4pm Drop in Jubilee Centre, Catherine Street, St Albans, AL3 5BU. A Baha’i Faith event.
Fri 25th Nov: Fruity Beauty Workshop – Make
your own natural cosmetics
Fancy making your own body scrub or moisturiser? Join WEN to learn how to make gorgeous organic products. Take away your creations.£20. To book: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fruitybeauty-workshop-tickets-28393558899 10.30am – 1pm at The Courtyard Cafe, Hatfield Road, St Albans (Note: this venue has been changed). An event by The Womens’ Environmental Network.
Fri 25th Nov: ‘Lovely Leftovers!’ Cookery Class
Come and cook a range of delicious dishes all made from typical leftovers. All ingredients and equipment are provided, just bring a few lidded tubs to take home what has been made. £35. Book places and pay through website booking page: www.thecobbledkitchen.co.uk/cobbled-kitchen-shop/cobbled-together-cookery-club 12 noon – 2pm The Cobbled Kitchen, 69 Harpenden Road, St Albans, L3 6BY.
Fri 25th Nov: Recycled Art Project
Get arty and create your own recycled art project.Art Session: Friday 12 – 2pm Aimed at people with mental health issues, or with learning difficulties. Cost £5. To book a place Tel: 01727 838671. Trinity Community Project at Trinity Church, 1 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RD.
Fri 25th Nov: Yoga vs Pilates
Want to know and try the difference? Then book the workshop and decide. Free . To book, phone reception 01582 462223. 12.30pm – 2pm
Breathing Space, 2 Thompsons Close,
Harpenden, AL5 4ES. A Breathing Space event.
Fri 25th Nov: Circular bike ride around St Albans
We will be leading a bike ride around the St Albans Green Ring
which circles the City. The cycle ride is suitable for people of all
ages and abilities. Approximately 6 miles. FREE. We will continue unless severe rain/ snow/ice! Call 07518 169292 to check. 1.15 – 3pm
Start and end at Verulamium Museum Car Park, St Michael’s, St Albans, AL3 4SW. St Albans Cycling Campaign event.
Fri 25th Nov: Use our thermal imaging camera to
reduce your energy bills!
Would you like to know where heat is leaking out of your
house? Learn how to use our Thermal Imaging Camera. Book to borrow it FREE for a day. FREE. 6pm – 7pm
Park Hall, Leyton Road, Harpenden, AL5 2LX.
Fri 25th Nov: Air Pollution – Invisible Killer
Public meeting featuring an expert panel, including audience questions and panel answers. Speakers from the British Lung Foundation, the Campaign for Better Transport, and the Green Party. Refreshments available. FREE. 7pm – 9pm Main Hall, Trinity United Reformed Church, 1 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans District Green Party St Albans, AL1 3RD.
Fri 25th Nov: Harpenden finale: Sustainability
The Way Forward
A captivating talk about sustainability by renowned speaker Phil Williams. How we can create a sustainable future for our children. A rare chance to hear locally from a national expert. Followed by Business Need to Feed Awards and a drinks reception. £5, £3 for under 16s. Book via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sustainable-st-albans-week-harpenden-finale-sustainability-the-way-forward-tickets-28704467836 7.30pm – 10pm Park Hall, Park Hall, Leyton Road, Harpenden, AL5 2LX.