As we move towards the end of June and into July, thoughts inevitably turn to LGCC's famous Cricket Week (Jul 26-31)!
There's plenty going in between now and then, of course, not least of which live music, the monthly Quiz Night, T@ The Green, Banjo Bash and a T20 semi-final.
So here's our round-up of what's coming up at LGCC during the next month or so...
TUE JUN 21 - T20 SEMI-FINAL - 6.00PM START
Heath Park Cup SF v Abbots Langley
Come along to The Green and show your support for the club's 1st XI as they bid to retain the midweek knockout cup they won last year.
After beating Langleybury in the Quarter-Finals, Levy now host Abbots Langley for the right to play either Hemel Hempstead Town or Berkhamsted in the July 8 final.
It's a 6pm start at The Green with the clubhouse & bar open all evening.
Note to cricketers: there is no senior training session as a result of this match, however selection will take place as usual after the game so please mark your availabiltiy via the club website system as usual.
THU JUN 23 & THEN EVERY SECOND & FOURTH THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH - T@THEGREEN:
Join Us For A Cuppa & A Chat - Free Community Event, All Welcome
Our community get-together continues between 10am and 12noon on every second and fourth Thursday morning of each month.
Completely free to attend and personally hosted, everyone in the local community is welcome to pop by or stay for the whole two hours; whichever is most appealing.
Have a chat with other folk from around the village and surrounding areas, or simply sit back, relax and take in the calming view across The Green from our bright and airy clubhouse facility - while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee and some light refreshments.
SUN JUL 3 - MONTHLY QUIZ NIGHT - 7.30PM START
It's time for our Monthly Quiz Night again, coming up as it does every first Sunday of the calendar month.
Hosting is shared between LGCC's quizmaster-in-chief Richard Walker and regular quiz participants. This month Richard is in the chair with a broad mix of quizzing - nothing too specialised or heavyweight.
Join us from 7pm bar opening time for a 7.30pm prompt start.
It's £2 per person to enter. Teams can be made up of any reasonable number. Cash prizes, made up from entry fees, are available and there's drinks tokens to be earned for Spot Prize questions.
So whether you're an LGCC quiz regular or someone looking to join for the first time, all are welcome for an informal evening of fun that usually ends around 10.15pm.
TUE JUL 5 - CHRIS LAWRANCE'S BANJO BASH: First Tuesday of every month; Bar 8.00pm, Music 8.30pm
Enjoy the delights of music played in the traditional & bluegrass way by Chris Lawrance and his collection of musical maestros from around the local area.
Some of the finest fiddlers and string pluckers in the region descend on The Green for an old-time music session once a month - and it's always worth a listen.
The gang usually get going from around 8.30pm at the latest. Come along and have a drink while you sit back and enjoy the toe-tapping sounds.
THU JUL 7 & WEEKLY - YOGA & RELAXATION SESSION, every Thursday; Yoga 6.30pm, Bar 8.00pm
Come along and enjoy a relaxed yoga session under the watchful eye of a qualified tutor, every Thursday evening inside the LGCC clubhouse.
Co-ordinator Glennis Taylor will be only too happy to welcome you along to a friendly group of like-minded folk.
Mats are available to use should you not possess your own, and the group often stay behind for a quick drink after the clubhouse opens to others at 8.00pm.
Due to holidays, the next session takes place on Thursday July 7.
FRI JUL 8 - FRIDAY SOCIAL, LIVE MUSIC AT LGCC WITH 'THE SWING PINS', start time 8.15pm or 9.15pm TBC
Daniel McClelland & The Swing Pins are making a welcome return to LGCC on the evening of Friday July 8.
With their mix of Rat Pack, swing and jazz, it promises to be a great evening's live music at The Green.
Why the flexible start time? Should LGCC's T20 XI reach the Heath Park Cup Final, it is also on Friday July 8 down at Hemel Town CC.
We'll confirm 8.15pm or 9.15pm after Tuesday's semi-final.
Thanks to Dnaiel & The Swing Pins for accommodating the possible changed start time.
CRICKET WEEK 2022 - TUE JUL 26 TO SUN JUL 31
More details to come over the next few weeks! Here's the headlines for now:
+ Tue Jul 26: Club Captain's XI v President's XI, 1.30pm start. Followed by inflatable fun for kids (& big kids)
+ Wed Jul 27: LGCC XI v Jack Doodson's Hemel Heroes XI, 1.30pm start. Followed by 'Giant Slip & Slide', with Pizza Van on site
+ Thu Jul 28: LGCC XI v ACE Programme XI, 1.30pm start. Caribbean food from mid-afternoon, and Sounds of the Islands
+ Fri Jul 29: LGCC XI v The Old Contemptibles XI, 2.30pm start. Followed by live DJ sets late into the night
+ Sat Jul 30: LGCC 1st XI v St Albans 1st XI, Herts League Division One, 12noon start. Followed by BBQ & live music (TBC)
+ Sun Jul 31: LGCC XI v LGCC Past Players XI, 2.00pm start. Followed by Cricket Week awards
FRI AUG 5 - FRIDAY SOCIAL, LIVE MUSIC AT LGCC WITH 'SCAM 69' - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Start time 8.30pm
After a riotous night back in February, you won't want to miss the return of New Wave, Ska & punk covers band Scam69.
Back by popular demand, they're a superb four-piece covering a wide range of your favourite hits from that time.
Playing live and lively again on Friday August 5, expect the set to start no later than 8.30pm.
OTHER REGULAR ACTIVITIES:
Competitive darts continues with the Hemel Friendly (Summer) League on Monday nights. LGCC's dartists also gather on Wednesday evenings for a practise.
Please come along and see Darts Secretary Roy Makins if you'd like to get involved. Their next home fixture comes up on Monday June 27.
If you have any ideas relating to social events you'd like to see LGCC host, or would be keen to put something on yourself, please feel free to contact Social Events Co-Ordinator Sandra Malloy on 07907 488416.
That's it for now. We look forward to providing a warm welcome at LGCC whenever you're next calling in.