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Coffee – 21st Jan

Come and join us for coffee a chat.       We have an autism mum hosting our coffee mornings, usually accompanied by another autism mum or dad.       They would be delighted to meet you.      We offer both information and emotional support.

This coffee morning will be on Monday 21st January at the Belton Lane Children’s Centre,  Grantham.       Drop by any time from 10am – 12pm.       If you are using satnav, NG31 9QB should get you to the correct entrance.

Click icon for more about this event and to log your interest.

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UPDATE:  Just to make you all aware that our posts on Facebook are now only reaching on average around five percent of our total fans in their newsfeeds.       To counteract this:

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This Facebook group is a place to find out about the latest events from Grantham Autistic Information Network (GAIN).        Click icon to view and join.        It is possible to be pretty private on Facebook – see Using Facebook

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Cinema – Stamford – 27 Dec

GAIN are proud to announce the screening of Fantastic Beasts 2, on Thursday 27th December, at the Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary’s Street, PE9 2DL.Doors open at 1:30pm.         Facbook small iconThe film is from 2pm to about 5pm.         All tickets £5.       All screenings are autism-friendly.          All are welcome.          Click icon for more information & to log your interest.         To receive emails for GAIN events see Become a member.

Xmas Family/Darts party

Come and join us for the GAIN / Men & Ladies Darts family Christmas party at the White Lion, Grantham on Saturday 15th December, 7pm until late.           Facbook small iconChildren and adults on the spectrum are welcome – accompanied by parent or carer.          Click icon for more information.

Tombola prizes please

We are now pretty much ready for our Xmas Family/Darts Party on 15th December but if you have any tombola prizes to donate we would be grateful.    Maybe old toys, books, food/drink, plants, trinkets, toiletries, teddies, etc (we won’t turn anything down.

Please leave them at the Swingbridge Children’s Centre with the receptionist OR contact GAIN at mailus@gain-grantham.co.uk to arrange to drop off or collect.

Cinema – Lincoln – 24 Nov

GAIN are incredibly proud to announce the screening of Johnny English Strikes Again on Saturday 24th November at The Venue, Longdales Road Lincoln,  LN1 3DY.
Facbook small iconDoors open 9:30am and the film is from 10:30am to about 1pm.
Entry  £6 with offers for families.          The Venue calls it Relaxed, i.e. autism-friendly.           For more about screening & to log your interest click icon.
To receive emails for GAIN events see Become a member.

GAIN Calendar

Facbook small iconCinema screenings are publicised on Facebook first.        Click Facebook icon to view list of GAIN events.         See Home page for event posts – click red icon to view.        See also Events page for background information about events.

For reference, see:  School terms       Terms 2017/18         These apply to schools in Lincolnshire.

GAIN Darts/Family evenings are on in the winter season.        The team plays every Thursday from October 4th 2018 through to 28th March 2019.         Parents can turn up on any Thursday for a chat with Paul, our autism dad.         We post adverts for particular dates to give GAIN parents more of a focus.        For more information see Events.

2019 – coming up

21 Jan GAIN Coffee Morning / Belton Lane Children’s and Community Centre,  Off Princess Drive, Grantham.

(We plan to skip February for coffee since the 3rd Thursday clashes with half term and demand is not strong at present)

18 Mar GAIN Coffee Morning / Belton Lane Children’s and Community Centre,  Off Princess Drive, Grantham.

(We plan to skip April for coffee since the 3rd Thursday clashes with Easter school holidays and demand is not strong at present)

20 May GAIN Coffee Morning / Belton Lane Children’s and Community Centre,  Off Princess Drive, Grantham.

17 Jun GAIN Coffee Morning / Belton Lane Children’s and Community Centre,  Off Princess Drive, Grantham.

(The July coffee date is near to the end of the school year and we plan to skip it)

2018 – past events

GAIN Darts/Family evenings are on in the winter season.        The team plays every Thursday from October 4th 2018 through to 23rd March 2019.        They just have one Thursday off, that is December 27th for Xmas.         Parents can turn up on any Thursday for a chat with Paul, our autism dad.         We post adverts for particular dates to give GAIN parents more of a focus.        For more information see Events.

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17 Sep GAIN Coffee Morning / Belton Lane Children’s and Community Centre,  Off Princess Drive, Grantham.

15 Oct GAIN Coffee Morning / Belton Lane Children’s and Community Centre,  Off Princess Drive, Grantham.

19 Nov GAIN Coffee Morning / Belton Lane Children’s and Community Centre,  Off Princess Drive, Grantham.

(The December coffee date is so near to the end of term and Christmas that we plan to skip it)

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Trampolining – 21 Nov

GAIN are incredibly happy to announce four Autism Friendly Trampolining Sessions on Wednesday 21st Nov at Jump Revolution in Unit 23 Springfield ind estate, Grantham, NG31 7FZ.
Arrive by 6:45pm for a 7pm start.        Finish 8pm.        Cost £6 per child (1st time £1.50 for special socks).         Phone Jump Revolution to book at 01476 500 137.        Click icon for more information.         To receive emails for GAIN events see Become a member.

Coffee – 19th Nov

Come and join us for coffee a chat.       We have an autism mum hosting our coffee mornings, usually accompanied by another autism mum or dad.       They would be delighted to meet you.      We offer both information and emotional support.

This coffee morning will be on Monday 19th November at the Belton Lane Children’s Centre,  Grantham.       Drop by any time from 10am – 12pm.       If you are using satnav, NG31 9QB should get you to the correct entrance.

Click icon for more about this event and to log your interest.

Cinema – Stamford – 28 Oct

GAIN are proud to announce the screening of The House with a Clock in its Walls, on Sunday 28th October, at the Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary’s Street, PE9 2DL.
Doors open at 1:30pm.         Facbook small iconThe film is from 2pm to about 4pm.         All tickets £5.       All screenings are autism-friendly.          All are welcome.          Click icon for more information & to log your interest.         To receive emails for GAIN events see Become a member.