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    • 19 August 2018 Story Time at Caversham Court Gardens
      ActivityFriends of Caversham Court Gardens
      Drop in to the gardens for an afternoon of reading and stories with Get Reading reading, and creative crafts with members of…

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    • 21 August 2018 Adoption Information Event
      Meeting / Talk / PresentationParents and Children Together (PACT)
      PACT information events are informal opportunities to find out about PACT (an outstanding voluntary adoption agency) and the adoption process. You will…

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    • 22 August 2018 Emergency First Aid at Work
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      A one day course for people in the voluntary sector and community groups. Intended outcomes are: Knowledge of appropriate procedures. Recognise and…

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    • 1 September 2018 Reading Pride Parade and Festival 2018
      Festival / Fete / CarnivalReading Pride Ltd
      Reading Pride's annual Parade & Festival returns for its fifteenth year on Saturday 1 September at Kings Meadow. The Festival kicks off when the Parade arrives at 12:00 with a full line-up of entertainment throughout the day along with a funfair, youth area, a wide range of food, drink and marketstalls. Pride is organised by the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and provides free fun for all the family. For more information see the website at readingpride.co.uk.

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    • 2 September 2018 Friends Summer Party
      Social gatheringFriends of Caversham Court Gardens
      The Friends of Reading Abbey, Friends of Reading Museum and The Friends of Caversham Court Gardens are holding their summer party on…

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    • 8 September 2018 Caversham Court Heritage Open Days
      ExhibitionFriends of Caversham Court Gardens
      Take a tour of the historic gardens and fine specimen trees and visit the listed 17th Century summer house to see an…

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    • 8 September 2018 Exploring Autism
      TrainingAutAngel
      This enjoyable and interactive session is suitable for professionals, autistic people and their families and friends, and the general public. It offers…

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    • 10 September 2018 Volunteer Recruitment Day
      VolunteeringBasildon Park (National Trust)
      We would like to invite you to come along to our Volunteer Recruitment Day to learn more about the opportunities available at…

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    • 10 September 2018 Universal Safeguarding Children Training
      TrainingReading Borough Council (RBC)
      This course if for anyone whose work or volunteering brings them into contact with children or young people. This course will cover:…

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    • 10 September 2018 Reading Partnership Early Intervention Workshop
      WorkshopReading Borough Council (RBC)
      On behalf of the partners who contributed to the Reading Early Intervention and Prevention Partnership Strategy, a workshop has been organised for…

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    • 11 September 2018 Social Action Mentors – Launch
      TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
      Are you passionate about a cause in Reading, have links  to particular community group and skills to share? Would you like to help…

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    • 11 September 2018 Reading, Place of Culture – Funding Panel
      ForumReading Borough Council (RBC)
      Reading, Place of Culture invites you to a funding panel event for arts, culture and heritage funding, with a particular focus on communities…

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    • 14 September 2018 Introduction to Benefits Training
      TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
      As a trusted and established training service, Citizens Advice Reading Training Services has been offering courses to a wide range of organisations…

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    • 14 September 2018 Eighth Annual Golf Day
      FundraisingENRYCH Berkshire
      Enrych Berkshire’s 8th Annual Golf Day Proceeds go towards our charity’s aim to put ‘colour into the lives’ of disabled people. Bacon…

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    • 17 September 2018 Confidence Building – Free Employability Workshop
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      Practical techniques to identify your strengths and boost your self-confidence in preparation for work. In this workshop you will learn to: Demonstrate…

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    • 18 September 2018 Let’s Talk English for Improvers – 5-week course
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      A free 5-week English conversation course, in a small group, for adults who want to improve their English speaking skills under the…

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    • 18 September 2018 Introduction to English Language and Culture – 5-week course
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      A free 5-week introductory course for adults who have recently arrived in the UK and want to improve their English and learn…

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    • 18 September 2018 Adoption Information Event
      Meeting / Talk / PresentationParents and Children Together (PACT)
      PACT information events are informal opportunities to find out about PACT (an outstanding voluntary adoption agency) and the adoption process. You will…

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    • 19 September 2018 Introduction to using your Apple iPad – 5-week course
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      A 5-week course to cover all the basic actions needed to get started with your iPad: Using the Settings app, updates and…

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    • 19 September 2018 Introduction to Windows 10 – 5-week course
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      A 5-week course to highlight the Windows 10 operating system and new office apps. In this workshop you will learn: What’s new…

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    • 20 September 2018 Don’t Panic! Introduction to the Treasurer Role
      TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
      If you are new to the role of treasurer for a charity or community group, would like to be sure you're doing the right thing, or would like to find out more about being a treasurer this course is for you.

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    • 20 September 2018 Start Computing – 5 week workshop
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      A 5-week course to help you feel more comfortable with using a computer, giving you the necessary skills to undertake everyday tasks,…

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    • 20 September 2018 Discover and Explore an Android Tablet – 5-week course
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      This 5-week course is ideal for those who are thinking of buying an Android Tablet and would like to try before they…

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    • 21 September 2018 Autumn Prom
      Social gatheringParenting Special Children
      Prom for young people aged 15-19 with additional needs. Tickets cost just £20 per person to include a free carer place. Disco…

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    • 24 September 2018 Personality Profiling – free employability workshop
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      Personality profiling is commonly used to match the ideal personality for those best suited to a job role. In this workshop you…

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    • 26 September 2018 Workshop: Data Protection and the GDPR for Charities
      TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
      A practical workshop to help Reading-based charities and community groups understand their responsibility towards Data Protection and how the new GDPR coming into force on 25 May 2018.

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    • 27 September 2018 PACT Adoption Information Drop In
      Meeting / Talk / PresentationParents and Children Together (PACT)
      If you plan to attend one of our drop-in sessions, there is no need to book. Drop-in sessions give you the opportunity…

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    • 29 September 2018 Gluten Free Cookery – Taster Session
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      A new workshop to help you cook delicious gluten free dishes, for people with food intolerances. You will learn how to cook…

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    • 29 September 2018 Cianna’s Smile Sickle Cell Awareness Ball
      FundraisingCianna’s Smile
      Cianna’s Smile would like to invite you to celebrate another year of helping families with Sickle Cell love life and laugh. This…

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    • 29 September 2018 Flower Festival
      Festival / Fete / CarnivalSt Michael’s Church of England
      We will be having a Kaleidoscope Flower Festival – always a glorious occasion in our Grade II listed church in September. It…

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    • 29 September 2018 Ufton Cycle Sportive
      ActivityUfton Court Educational Trust
      The Ufton Cycle Sportive will once again be back in 2018, bigger and better than ever! Starting from the Englefield Estate, we’ve…

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    • 29 September 2018 Reading Town Meal 2018
      Community developmentReading International Solidarity Centre (RISC)
      Reading Town Meal is a truly community-powered event. First held in 2011, there have been five fantastic ‘picnics in the park’ so…

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    • 2 October 2018 How to create an effective CV and application form – free employability workshop
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      How to present your skills effectively to employers on CVs and application forms. Learn how to: identify your strengths give informative examples…

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    • 2 October 2018 Using LinkedIn for job opportunities – free employability workshop
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      Create a professional online presence using LinkedIn, an online networking platform that allows you to connect with employers and recruiters. During the…

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    • 2 October 2018 Benefits and Coming to the UK – Training
      TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
      As a trusted and established training service, Citizens Advice Reading Training Services has been offering courses to a wide range of organisations…

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    • 3 October 2018 Emergency First Aid at Work
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      This is a one day course for people in the voluntary sector and community groups. The intended outcomes are: knowledge of appropriate…

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    • 4 October 2018 Universal Safeguarding Children – for charities and community groups
      TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
      All charities, voluntary and community groups have a duty to keep their service users safe from harm. As most charities and community groups…

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    • 4 October 2018 Volunteer Coordinators’ Network
      Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
      Join us for our regular Volunteer Coordinators’ Network meeting facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action. You will have a chance to contribute to…

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    • 5 October 2018 Conference: Promoting the Benefits of Physical Activity
      ConferenceGet Berkshire Active
      Get Berkshire Active would like to invite you to a FREE conference on Promoting the benefits of Physical Activity which will take…

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    • 8 October 2018 Prepare for a successful interview – free employability workshop
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      How to prepare yourself for an interview in the most effective way, including: employer research your appearance control your nerves right mental…

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    • 8 October 2018 BCF Symposium 2018
      Meeting / Talk / PresentationBerkshire Community Foundation (BCF)
      You are invited to attend BCF’s Symposium on Monday 8 October 2018 at Green Park in Reading. A full programme will be…

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    • 10 October 2018 Universal Safeguarding Children Training
      TrainingReading Borough Council (RBC)
      This course if for anyone whose work or volunteering brings them into contact with children or young people. This course will cover:…

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    • 11 October 2018 Cooking for One – 5-week course
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      A 5-week course for people living on their own. Learn how to cook simple, healthy food on a budget and enjoy it…

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    • 13 October 2018 Out of Africa Charity Ball – in aid of Creating Better Futures
      FundraisingCreating Better Futures
      Creating Better Futures presents the 6th Annual Out of Africa Charity Ball. Prepare to experience the heart of Africa, immersing yourself in…

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    • 14 October 2018 The Twilight Walk, Windsor
      FundraisingThe Brain Tumour Charity
      Join us for The Twilight Walk 2018, a 10K walk through Windsor, as we come together and celebrate loved ones, raise money…

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    • 15 October 2018 Interview skills – free employability workshop
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      In this workshop you will learn how to conduct yourself at an interview in the most effective way, including: what to expect…

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    • 16 October 2018 Introduction to Universal Credit – Training
      TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
      As a trusted and established training service, Citizens Advice Reading Training Services has been offering courses to a wide range of organisations…

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    • 16 October 2018 Want to start your own business? – free employability workshop
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      Our workshop ‘from idea to business’ will introduce you to 5 practical steps for transferring your idea into a business or freelancing…

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    • 16 October 2018 Trustee Training
      TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
      Free training suitable for new and existing trustees and an introduction for anyone thinking of taking on the role. You will leave with an improved knowledge of what the position entails along with how to limit any liability you might face.

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    • 24 October 2018 Explore Ebay
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      A newly designed course to help you with buying and selling on eBay. Offering tips and advice on how to maximise your…

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    • 27 October 2018 Exploring Autism
      TrainingAutAngel
      This enjoyable and interactive session is suitable for professionals, autistic people and their families and friends, and the general public. It offers…

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    • 27 October 2018 Adoption Q&A Event
      Meeting / Talk / PresentationParents and Children Together (PACT)
      Our PACT Q&A events are informal opportunities to ask questions about adoption to a diverse panel of adopters, over light refreshments. You…

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    • 30 October 2018 Confidence Building – Free Employability Workshop
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      Practical techniques to identify your strengths and boost your self-confidence in preparation for work. In this workshop you will learn to: Feel…

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    • 31 October 2018 Excel for Beginners – 5-week course
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      A newly designed and updated 5-week course for those who are new to Excel, have limited knowledge, or would like to update…

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    • 1 November 2018 Introduction to Windows 10 – 5-week course
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      A 5-week course to highlight the Windows 10 operating system and new office apps. In this workshop you will learn: What’s new…

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    • 1 November 2018 Next Steps in Computing – 5-week course
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      A 5 week follow-on course to highlight more features in Word, explore other programmes such as MS Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher, and…

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    • 5 November 2018 Personality profiling for job search – free employability workshop
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      Personality profiling is commonly used to match the ideal personality for those best suited to a job role. In this workshop you…

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    • 6 November 2018 Training – Benefits for Older People
      TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
      As a trusted and established training service, Citizens Advice Reading Training Services has been offering courses to a wide range of organisations…

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    • 6 November 2018 Prepare for a successful interview – free employability workshop
      TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
      In this workshop you will learn how to prepare yourself for an interview in the most effective way, including: employer research your…

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    • 7 November 2018 Exploring Autism Further
      TrainingAutAngel
      This is a follow on day from Exploring Autism and is suitable for people who have attended this introductory day. We consolidate…

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