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ARDINGLY HISTORY SOCIETY: Annual General Meeting In Hapstead Hall on Tuesday 8th March at 7.45pm to be followed by a talk given by Mr. Roy Simmonds

Ardingly Films – 10th March:Ardingly Film’s next screening is the new James Bond film starring Daniel Craig as 007 in Spectre Tickets can be purchased for £6 from Fellows Bakers, the Ardingly Post Office, Cosy Cafe or on the door on the night. The last film night was a sell out, so buy your ticket early to avoid disappointment.

The door at Hapstead Hall will open at 7.00 pm and the film starts at 7.30 pm. Refreshments will be available before the film and during the 15 minute interval. Come along with family and friends to enjoy a local night out. Thanks to Fiona Rocks and Sarah Chapman who with many helpers run this event for the village – it has become an evening that many residents look forward to.

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Commonwealth Day – 14th March: As mentioned in my last article the Parish Council are arranging an event this year to celebrate Commonwealth Day on Monday, 14th March.

The event will be held outside the British Legion and we thank them for the kind use of the flag pole for the event. The Commonwealth Flag will be raised at 10 am which we hope will be followed by words from St Peters Primary School and Ardingly College. Refreshments will be available in Hapstead Hall following the event which will bring the community together to celebrate this great family of nations, its diverse cultures and communities. The poster has been designed by children at St Peters Primary School.

Event – Ardingly College: ‘Get help to get connected’ returns for the New Year.

Ardingly College, Mid Sussex Older People’s Council and the Parish Council have been working in partnership with the ‘Get help to get connected’ sessions, which ran last year and have been very successful and therefore are continuing to run in the New Year.

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What is this? - Would you like to learn how to get connected to your friends and family via the internet or over the phone? Would you like help with your shopping, but cannot get to the shops? Students from the College will be ready, willing and able to help you! If you have a laptop, tablet or mobile phone bring it along, if not still come along as students can advise you on what is available, what price and how they work.

Who is it for? - Anyone 50+ living in Ardingly or the surrounding area

How do I get there? – If you cannot get to the college, a school minibus will be organised. Please call Anita on 01444 242760 in advance to book a lift.

When is it happening? – Every Monday, term time only 1.45 pm – 3 pm.

Where is it happening? – Ardingly College

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If you have any further questions please contact Anita on 01444 24276001444 242760.

VitaliTea: Feel Good Friday at The Koorana Centre, Street Lane, Ardingly, RH17 6UB

Start the weekend early with The Koorana Centre!

Celebrate the successes of the week and the coming weekend with like minded friends - old and new.

Each Friday (from 5th February) we’re open to visitors - pop in for a cup of tea and chat, possibly cake - who knows :-) stay a few minutes or an hour or more, it’s up to you.

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It’s a great opportunity to browse our little Wellbeing Boutique too, if you’re in need of a gift for someone or you!

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