Showtimers: The weekend starts with a bang! Showtimers present Food Glorious Food – a Musical Comedy Supper Show in the Village Hall on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April at a cost of £12. Tickets are from ticketsource, or 01797 252918. We are promised over an hour of song, dance and comedy in Showtimers’ inimitable style, along with a ploughmans and dessert. It sounds a great evening out.

Badminton: The badminton clubs meet on Fridays in the Pretious Sports Hall – Juniors from 5.30pm (please call Pete Thomson 07815 842517 to check whether there are any spaces). Adults meet at 8.30pm on Fridays and 5.45pm on Mondays, and both adult clubs will be pleased to see new faces – just turn up.

Great Dixter: Time for our Spring treat!! Great Dixter will be open free to parishioners on Sunday between 2-5pm. Please take some proof of identity (with your address on!). I’ve always felt that a good television series would be one looking at gardens near to a famous one, as I think we have all been influenced by Dixter in some way – although not sure I’m too enamoured of the copper celandine we rashly bought many years ago! Anyway, this is our chance to find out what Fergus and the team are up to at the moment!

Bowls: How about trying Bowls? Northiam Bowls Club would welcome new members, so there will be an opportunity to have a go on Monday nights from 5.30pm. Just pop along to the green (behind the children’s play area in the Playing Fields).

ACPM: The Annual Church Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 20th in the Church Centre at 7.30pm, when the Churchwardens and PCC for the next year will be elected.

Village Hall Trust: The Annual Meeting of the Village Hall will be held on Tuesday 21st in the Jenkins Room at 7.30pm. The Village Hall is at the heart of many of our activities, so anyone who would like to help in its management would be very welcome.

Young People: The youngsters are catered for on Tuesdays in the Pretious Sports Hall, with Streetstyle Dance at 6pm and 7pm. If you have any budding dancers interested, please call Beth on 07890 764995.

The Youth Fun Bus will be available from 6.30pm on Wednesday in the Jenkins Room.

Coffee Stop: Meet up with familiar faces at Coffee Stop each Wednesday in the Church Centre between 10am and 12 noon.

Lace Group: The Lace Group meets in the Jenkins Room on Wednesday at 2pm.

Seniors’ Club: All pensioners are welcome to the Club which meets each Thursday in Northiam Village Hall. There is always plenty to do and chat about, and whilst everyone arrives about 10.30, there is tea and coffee and the chance to take a look at the bring and buy stall, or the bring and win raffle. After extend chair exercises to improve mobility, members are served a two course home-cooked lunch followed by the week’s entertainment – this week, a quiz. All for £7! If you would like to join, or know someone who would, please contact Jane (252973) or Linda (252283) who can also arrange for transport if necessary.

Chitiwiri: If you have any unwanted clothes, pairs of shoes, curtains, bed linen, bags, belts, perfume and would like to help raise money for the community of Chitiwiri, please put them in tied bin liners or call at Forge House for green bags. You can leave the bags outside the front door or garage if dry, or alternatively call Sally or Richard 01797 252108 to arrange a convenient time. The bags are being collected at 10am on Monday 11th May. Many, many thanks for your continued support.

Golf Day: A 9 hole Golf Morning will be held at London Beach Golf Club on Saturday 25th April. The day will start with a bacon roll and coffee before the tee-off at 10am. Lunch will follow the golf. The cost is £25, with all proceeds going to St Mary’s Church. If you are interested in joining in, please contact Jonathan King – 07702 777892.

St Mary’s Services: (19th): 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Come Praise

Karen Ayling

The White House, Dixter Road