Marion Lovell, Abingworth, New England Lane

The Harvest Moon in September was brilliant and several farmers made good use of it. I hope that the Hunter’s Moon in the middle of this month is equally beautiful.

The lines are now open for you to book your place at the Quiz Night with Fish and Chip supper which is to take place on Monday 14th October in the W. I. Hall at 7.30 pm. Teams of up to 6 are to pit their wits against each other in a very friendly game. There is a vegetarian option if you didn’t want fish. But BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL so that the food can be ordered. Please phone 01797 22 26 15.

Would members of the Iden and Playden Garden Society please read the Chairman’s report in the Iden Column.

On Sunday 6th October, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is organising the RX Bird Race. Teams of up to 5 people race to find the most bird species in the RX area in one day. This is a sponsored event organised jointly with RSPCA Mallydam Wood. Prizes and trophies will be presented at Mallydams at 7.30 pm.

There will be a recycle Swap-Shop at the St. Mary’s Centre, Lion Street, Rye on Saturday 5th October from 9.30 to 12 noon. Bring and/or take unwanted items, but no electricals or large furniture please.

On Monday 7th October Rye and District Camera Club will be meeting in the Playden W. I. Hall at 7.30 pm for a Club Print Competition.

Playden School is setting up a Homework Club each Monday after school from 3.40 to 4.40 staring on 7th October. Children in Koalas and Meerkats are welcome, especially if they need some additional support.

There are 2 vacancies for Parent Governors. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact the school.

There is to be an Organ Concert in St. Mary’s Church, Rye on Friday 4th, TONIGHT, by Dr. David Flood, Organist and Master of the Music at Canterbury Cathedral. This is in aid of ARRCC. It begins at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £8 to include refreshments.

The mid-week services continue on Tuesday at 9.30 am for Morning Prayer and 3.30 pm for Evening Prayer.

St. Michael’s Church will be holding its Harvest Festival on Sunday at 11 am, followed by a Bring and Share Harvest Lunch in church.