Saturday 19th November

gracefulgreensSat 19th Nov: Graceful Greens Breeze round
the lanes
Come and join our sociable Graceful Greens ride, on our monthly tour of Hertfordshire’s best cycling cafes. About 15 miles, at a gentle pace of approx. 9 mph, with a friendly group (women only). FREE. To book: 9.30am -12.30pm
Start Cafe Nero, Harpenden, AL5 2SN.

sopwell-nunnerySat 19th Nov: Conservation session at Sopwell Nunnery Green new nature reserve
Come and help build a bench, clear brambles and vegetation, litter pick, or reinstall the VVS Footpath sign. Tools will be supplied. Adults (16+). Meet in the new nature reserve, by the river next to the Alban Way Bridge. FREE. Register interest email or phone 01727 761878. 10am – 1pm Car parking at the allotment carpark, Sopwell Mill Lane, off Cottonmill Lane.

allotmentSat 19th Nov: Allotment Promotion Stall
Always wanted to grow your own veg? Come along to the market to speak to the Council Allotments Officer and find out about what it’s like to have an allotment. You can even sign up for one. FREE. 10am – 4pm St Albans Market.

Sat 19th Nov: Junk sculpture                                                                                                           Using recycled materials to create a model of an endangered species Fun drop off art sessions focussing on how we can get creative with our recycling! All materials, a drink and snack are included in the price. Children’s art session for age 6+. £14 per session; £22 if booked with session on 26th. Book online at 10.15am – 11.45am Fleetville Junior School, 228 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 4LW.

cllr-chivers-community-litter-pickSat 19th Nov: Community litter pick
Community litter pick in Verulamium Park with Cllr Jessica Chivers. Bags, gloves and pickers provided. It’ll put a smile on your face come rain or shine. Verulamium Park. Meet at the top of the causeway (the stretch of cycleway and footpath that leads from the lake, along the Roman wall to the King Harry Park entrance). FREE.10.30am – 11.30am
Verulamium Park. St Albans Conservative
Association /Cllr Chivers

cyclists-dismount-stupid-signSat 19th Nov: Cyclenation Conference
This national event brings together cycling planners and
campaigners to discuss opportunities and challenges of
improving cycling facilities. Workshops/talks on healthy streets, road justice, mini-Hollands, cycling infrastructure and more. £15. Booking and click Conference. 11am – 6pm Dagnall Street Baptist Church, St Albans, AL3 5EE.

foodsmilesSat 19th Nov: Organic Food Growing group Open Day
FoodSmiles Tour, vegetable cakes and hot soup. Meet some of our members. See if this is something for you, benefits for members include organic veg, exercise, fresh air, learning new skills, and social interaction. Join us! Families welcome. In case of very bad weather on the day, contact 07813 047463. FREE.12pm – 4pm Hammonds End Farm, Harpenden, AL5 2AY.

lcd_logoSat 19th Nov: Sustainable Food Café – with craft fair
We will be offering a range of tasty meals that are sustainable, with an emphasis on keeping our carbon footprint down. A craft fair will run alongside the café. FREE. 12pm – 2pm St Luke’s church, Cell Barnes Lane, St Albans, AL1 5QJ.

Sat 19th Nov: FoodSmiles: foodsmilesA practical introduction to composting
Learn how to make good compost and have a go. Please wear strong shoes and bring gardening gloves. Adults and children over 10. £3. To book, email In case of very bad weather please contact 07813 047463. 2pm – 3pm Hammonds End Farm, Harpenden, AL5 2AY.

christchurchSat 19th Nov: ‘Planet Earth, Environmental Crisis and The Role of The Human Male’
A talk and discussion with Andy Atkins the CEO of Christian
environmental charity A Rocha UK. A meeting for men
to explore what role they can have in making a positive
contribution to the current environmental crisis. FREE. 7pm for 7.30pm – 9.30pm Christ Church St Albans, High
Oaks, St Albans, AL3 6DJ.

niche-posterSat 19th Nov: ‘Niche’ Film And Talk About Sharks
Shark conservationist, Amir Fogel, presents his documentary looking at the importance of sharks to marine ecosystems and the complexities of shark conservation. FREE. Donations to Marine Conservation. To book, email: 7.30pm -10.30pm
St Albans Sub Aqua Club, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, AL1 1HJ.

popmattersSat 19th Nov: Fun activities
Come and enjoy some fun activities based around population growth to help you understand population issues better. FREE. 9am – 4pm
Market Stall, St Peter’s Street,
St Albans, AL1 3DP.

Sunday 20th November

Sun 20th Nov: A led Cycle ride into the Chilterns
A 50 mile fairly hilly road ride. Mid-morning café stop in Chalfont St Peter, lunch pub stop in Berkhamstead, return to St Albans late afternoon. Bring money for the refreshments, lights, pump, spare tube, etc. Average speed 12 mph. Minimum age is 18. Ride will go ahead unless there are icy conditions. FREE. Non Cycling UK members must book in advance – email 9.15am – 3pm Meet at the War Memorial in St Albans (top of St Peter’s Street). With South Herts Cyclists.

ParkSTPickerswasteSun 20th Nov: Community Litter Pick

Park St Pickers: We aim to recycle as much litter as possible by separating out cans, plastic bottles etc. from rubbish that we collect on
our litter pick. We are not normally deterred by  the weather – phone 01727 751319 to check. FREE. 10am – 12 noon Meet in the car park of the recreation ground on Park Street Lane AL2 2NE.

coppicing-hazel-at-self-unlimitedSun 20th Nov: Hazel Coppicing Taskforce
With Sandridge Parish Council; coppicing hazel wood that can be used in traditional crafts.
This benefits the trees, the woodland and provides sustainable materials for a variety of uses. FREE. To book phone 01727 831871 or email 10am – 12 noon Jersey Farm Woodland Park – meet at Woodland House in the centre of the park.

plateoffoodSun 20th Nov: Food for thought – does it matter what we eat?
Church service with Steve Hughes of A Rocha UK, a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world. FREE. 10.30am – 12 noon St Paul’s Church, Blandford Road, St Albans, AL1 4JP.

trestleSun 20th Nov: Trestle Arts Base Craft Fair
Craft Fair featuring local crafters. FREE. 10.30am – 4.30pm Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0JQ.

walle3Sun 20th Nov: Wall -E film
Exhilarating film about future earth for adults/kids. ‘Unique and unforgettable’. In the distant future, a small wastecollecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that
will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. Book tickets: 01727 453088 10.30am – 12.20pm The Odyssey Cinema, 166 London Road, St Albans, AL1 1PQ.

hmwtSun 20th Nov: Make a Garden Bird Feeder
Join HMWT and RSPB to make your own bird feeder to hang in your back garden. Learn to identify your garden birds. Suitable for all ages. Activity will be under cover of a gazebo and will go ahead if it rains. FREE. 11am – 3pm The Trust’s Wildlife Garden, Verulamium Park, St Albans, AL3 4SN.

st-paulsSun 20th Nov: More Food for Thought
Vegetarian meal with discussion led by Steve Hughes of A Rocha UK, a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world. Book: email and let us know any dietary needs. free . Donations to A Rocha. 12.30pm – 2pm St Paul’s Church, Blandford Road, St Albans, AL1 4JP.

quakerssaleSun 20th Nov: Home produce sale
The Quakers will be holding a sale of home produce, recycled goods and books, for local people and our members. FREE. 12.30 – 1.30 The Quaker Meeting House, 7 Upper Lattimore Road, St Albans, AL1 3UD.

meetorganisersprintSun 20th Nov: Meet the organisers: tea and talk
Drop-in to meet some of the volunteers behind Sustainable St
Albans Week. Make suggestions, ask questions, or learn about
the wider work of Transition St Albans and Friends of the Earth.
Stay for ten minutes or an hour. FREE. 2pm – 4pm Trestle Arts Base Cafe, Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0JQ.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASun 20th Nov: ‘Replay’ art from junk!
Come and turn recycled stuff into art. Explore what you can do
with everyday junk. Free but all donations gratefully received as Trestle is a registered charity. 2pm – 5pm Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0JQ.

GreenKitchen BistroSun 20th Nov: Cooking with left-overs demonstration
“Use it up and eat it”! Bring along your fruit or veg that needs
using up. We will use it to show how to create delicious plantbased
dishes and you’ll take something home to eat. FREE.
Book via facebook or email 3.30pm – 5.30pm The Green Kitchen Veggie Cafe, 419 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0XP.

st-paulsSun 20th Nov: Why Sustainability is a Spiritual Necessity
Church Service with speaker Graham Madgwick, an IT Manager
and lay reader who is interested in sustainability as an integral
part of our Christian discipleship. FREE. 6.30pm – 8pm St Paul’s Church, Blandford Road, St Albans, AL1 4JP.