MUM AND TODDLER GROUP: At St Peter’s Church on Chailey Green, takes place every Friday from 9.30am. This is free of charge and coffee, tea and biscuits will be available. If you or anyone you know would be interested in coming along please contact the Parish Office on 01825 722286 for more information.
CHAILEY FREE CHURCH: Has services every Sunday. A Morning Service takes place at 10.30am and an Evening Service at 6.30pm. All welcome to the services, visit www.chaileyfreechurch.com for more details.
WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: Meet next, at the village hall, on Tuesday at 7.45pm when Linda Ball will be talking to us about Local Archaeology. Linda has been leading the Chailey Commons Society archaeological investigations and discoveries for many years and members look forward to learning about this fascinating subject. Visitors and prospective members, as always, will be made most welcome for a small donation. To find out more call Margaret Smith on 01825 723519.
BLUEBELL RAILWAY: Trains will not run on the Railway until Saturday February 11. During the pause the Railway is re-laying track between Sheffield Park and Horsted Keynes. Thereafter, trains will run daily from February11 to 26 and on weekends in March.
BAKE OFF: Will you be Star Baker? The Horticultural Society and Women’s Institute present The Great Chailey Bake Off on Saturday February 25 at the village hall. Like the television series there will be three classes and you can enter as many as you like the cost is 50p per class. Class 1 is the Signature Bake six iced finger buns (sweet yeast dough), your recipe and your flavour. Class 2 the Technical Challenge six French Macarons (recipe provided on registration) and Class 3 the Show Stopper a garden themed decorated cake, one or two tiers. Entries to be set up from midday to 1pm and judging to start at 1pm. The doors will reopen at 2pm for demonstrations, viewing and refreshments and prize giving will be at 3.30pm. There will be separate prizes for 11 to 16year olds. To register contact Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01273 400785 or Jo at CHDSTreasurer-Membership@outlook.com.
QUIZ NIGHT: Organised by The Friends of St Peter’s Church, takes place at the village hall on Saturday February 25 at 7.30pm for 7.45pm. Tickets cost £12.50 per head which includes a choice of hot supper and pudding with vegetarian options, take drinks with you. Everyone is welcome to join in as it promises to be a very good evening. Teams will be tables of six so why not make up a team and call Janet Barnes on 01825 722574 or email email@example.com to book a table. Alternatively, if you do not have a team, call Janet and she will let you know if there are spaces available on another table. There will be prizes for the winning teams.
BRIGHTON HALF MARATHON: Takes place on Sunday February 26 and the Chailey Heritage Foundation team comprising of Al, Nadia, Sam, Lee and Sarah will be fundraising towards the Foundation’s Dream Centre Appeal. To support their runners please donate on their JustGiving pages www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Al-Carter, www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Nadia-Govett2 or www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sam-Piper1. The Foundation is very grateful to them and all their supporters for their efforts and generosity. Volunteers would be much appreciated to assist the organisers on the day Burgess Hill. If you are able to assist please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAMB BUTCHERY DAY: Takes place at Townings Farm (BN8 4EJ) on Sunday March 5 from10am till 4pm and includes a light lunch. This will be an in depth training day in their butchery, where you will learn to produce quality cuts from a whole or half lamb. You will also learn to use the large mincer and our vacuum packer to prepare your meat to take home. The cost is £154 full days training with lunch and half a lamb or mutton to take home and £204 full days training with a whole lamb or mutton to take home. Please let them know when you book if you would like Hogget/lamb or Mutton to take home.
To book or to ask any questions email email@example.com or call 01444471352.
JUMBLE SALE: Takes place, at the village hall, on Saturday March 11 at 11am in aid of the Bonfire Society. If you are able to help either on the Friday evening from 7pm or to set up or Saturday from 9am then please contact Diane Palmer on 01273 401900 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GROW AND SHOW: the Horticultural Society Spring Show, with classes for fruit, veg, flower arranging, crafts and cookery, for all age groups and experience, takes place at the village hall on Saturday March 18. Children can collect a bucket and seed potatoes at this Show, plant them and bring the bucket back to the Summer Show for the crop to be weighed. The heaviest crop wins a cash prize. If you would like to find out more and/or are interested in becoming a member then please contact Jo on CHDSTTreasurer-Membership@outlook.com or Janet on 01273 400785
SWIMARATHON: Chailey Heritage Foundation has been chosen as the main beneficiary of this year’s Swimarathon, an annual event organised by Haywards Heath Lions Club which takes place on Good Friday, April 14, at the Dolphin Centre in Haywards Heath. They will be fundraising for the Foundation’s DREAM Centre Appeal, to raise funds to build a modern and vibrant indoor activity space where children and young people with complex disabilities and health needs can participate in a mixture of arts and physical activities. The Lions are looking to recruit over 60 teams of 6 to take part in a competition to see how many lengths they can swim in 55 minutes. This is a very popular annual event and last year 64 teams competed and raised over £23,000 between them. If you would like to enter a team and help to fundraise for the Appeal, please visit www.hhlionsswim.co.uk.
The Foundation are looking for volunteers to help man our stand on the day and if you are able to help please email Joan Martin via email@example.com or 01825 724752.
SPECIAL EVENTS: A list of Special Events at the Bluebell Railway organised for 2017 can be found at http://www.bluebell-railway.com/special-events/. The year starts with Kids for a Quid from February 11 to 26, a Diesel Gala from March 31 to April 2 and the Flying Scotsman from April 13 to 19. Tickets to travel on general service trains behind Flying Scotsman will be on sale in early February. For more details visit http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/.
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