Karen Ayling

The White House, Dixter Road

Every Friday, Badminton clubs meet in the Pretious Sports Hall at 5.30pm (Primary) 6.30pm (Secondary) and 8pm (Adults) in the Pretious Sports Hall. Dance Club meets in the Village Hall from 7.30pm.

On Saturday, the Bonfire Society are hosting their latest Craft Fair, with over 30 specialist stalls ready to tempt you with lovely hand-made creations suitable for treating yourself, perhaps in time for Mothers’ Day, or even for stashing away for next Christmas! Bacon rolls and homemade cake will be on offer from the home team. The Fair will be in Northiam Village Hall 10am-2pm.

Monday’s Badminton club (adult) is at 5.45pm in Pretious Sports Hall, and Zumba follows at 8.15pm.

Northiam Tadpoles - the toddler group - meets on Tuesdays from 9.15 to 11.15am at Northiam School, new faces are always welcome. At 2pm, the Over 60s will gather for as Beetle Drive. We were making ladybirds at Messy Church and I felt the urge for a Beetle Drive – always great fun! Pop along to the Village Hall at 2pm.

Coffee Stop offers the chance for a chat over the cup that cheers each Wednesday in the Church Centre between 10am and midday.

Short Mat Bowls is in the Village Hall at 2pm, alongside the Lace Group in the Jenkins Room.

Thursday Seniors will be entertained by Mark an Ken with their music. Rye and District National Trust will be having a talk from Troy Smith, Head Gardener at Sissinghurst covering changes at this iconic garden, and the inside info on tkaing over from Lexi. The talk starts at 2pm in Brede Village Hall and costs £2 for members and £3 for non-members - including refreshments after the talk.

I hope you have been studying the schedule for the Horticultural Society’s Spring Show, which will be on Saturday 29th March. Although it has been appallingly wet, it has been warm, and the spring flowers are blooming bright and cheerful. Do have a look and see what you would like to do – it’s relatively painless and gives a great sense of achievement!

New exhibitors are always very welcome, and don’t believe stuff you may have seen on the telly, our Society isn’t at all cut-throat! Indeed, other exhibitors are very likely to lend you a hand, especially if you are a bit disorganised like me, and turn up without something crucial! If you would like to talk it through before turning up, please call Alison (252525) or Averil (252486) who will be pleased to encourage you!

If you haven’t been along, it’s not just growing exhibits, you can bake, photograph, sew, paint etc!

The next Willing Fingers Sewing Day will be on Monday 24th March, 10am to 4pm in the Church Centre. Take along a packed lunch, but tea and coffee is provided. A £1 donation towards the heating would be appreciated. Call Jean Brown (252332) to find out about current sewing projects.

Services (16th): 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Come Praise