Badminton: Our two badminton clubs welcome players of all abilities, and provide all you need to learn or get back into the game. On Friday, the adult club starts at 8.15pm, contact Karen Ayling (01797 253375). The Monday club is run by Sue Clark (016797 253428) for one hour from 5.45pm. Both operate as drop-in sessions, so do just turn up and say hello! A thriving junior club is run by Pete Thomson (07815 84517), with three graded sessions on a Friday evening, starting at 5pm.
Dance Club: Friday night is dance night, and if you fancy an evening sequence dancing with a friendly group of people, do pop into the Village Hall and see what’s on offer. The Club runs 7-10pm with a break for tea.
Hist & Lit: John Nicholson is the speaker on Tuesday evening at the meeting of the Historical and Literary Society, which starts at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Uncle Harry’s War, which took him from Ramsgate to major theatres of war in the Western Desert and Italy between 1939 and 1945 is the subject this week. This story of one unsung hero among many will be preceded by a short AGM.
Coffee Mornings: Call into the Church Centre on Wednesday mornings for coffee and a chat at Coffee Stop, between 10 and 12 noon. This week (can we really be at the end of another month?) is the monthly Village Hall Coffee Morning on Friday 28th, 9.30-11.30am.
Thursday Seniors: Thursday Seniors’ Club meets every Thursday in Northiam Village Hall from 10.30am until 2.30pm. All pensioners are welcome, and free door to door transport can be arranged for anyone in Northiam, Beckley, Peasmarsh and Broad Oak if you are on the Rye Community Bus route. The cost is £7 and includes welcome tea/coffee, a freshly cooked 2 course meal, extend chair exercises and a talk/entertainment. Call Joan 252568, Jane 252973 or Linda 252283 to find out more as a member or a helper.
Horticultural Society: Fergus Garrett will give The President’s Lecture next Friday evening (4th) at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.
Hospice: The big Coffee Morning in aid of St Michael’s Hospice will be on Saturday 5th November in the Village Hall 10am - midday. There will be a great cake stall, craft stall with items made and donated by talented Northiam ladies, St Michael’s own stall selling gifts and cards, and amazing raffle table and tombola. Donations of prizes or bric a brac would be gratefully received - contact Linda Belton (01797 252984).
Flu Vaccination: The vaccination season is upon us. Northiam Surgery will be holding sessions for all eligible patients – over 65, chronic conditions, carer etc, and the next is on Tuesday 2-3.30pm. If you are unable to get to any of these, or are not eligible for the free flu jab, most community pharmacies are also offering this service (both NHS and private), so there’s no excuse to miss out!
Church Services (23rd): St Mary’s: 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Morning Praise. St Teresa’s: 9am Mass
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