Willingdon, Wannock and Jevington

CRAFT HOBBIES AND ACTIVITIES: Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council are holding a craft, hobbies and activities day from 10am to 4pm tomorrow, Saturday, at Wannock Village Hall in Jevington Road. Stall holders will be displaying their crafts and hobbies and many of the items will be for sale. Other stall holders will be promoting their activities. This is a community event, so please go along and support the stall holders and the parish council. For further information, please contact Nicola on 01323 489603.

TRIANGLE LACE CLUB: Will be meeting at Trinity Church Hall from 10am to 2pm tomorrow, Saturday. This is an active friendly club promoting all forms of bobbin lace. All lace makers of any age are welcome. There is a trade stand with lace supplies and equipment and guidance on the art of lace making can be given. The cost including refreshments, raffle and insurance is £5. For further information, please contact Rowena Gausden on 01323 484165.

LEIGH BAKER: Will be providing the entertainment at The British Queen at 8.30pm tomorrow, Saturday. There will also be a Karaoke night on Friday April 15.

WHEATSHEAF: The next weekly quiz is at 8.30pm on Tuesday. Prizes are awarded to the winning team and also to the teams which come second and third.

MEETINGS: Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council will be holding an events meeting at 7pm on Monday at Willingdon Community School followed by an amenities meeting at 7.30pm. Please ring 01323 489603 or 01323 489104 for further information. Meetings are open to the public.

THE 3 MMM’s: Will be holding their next meeting at St Mary’s Church Hall on Wednesday at 8pm, although it’s advisable to get there a bit earlier. It will be a themed evening to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Members are encouraged to wear red, white and blue. Do also take a bottle. There will be some snacks provided and some entertainment.

WI: Jevington and Filching WI meet on the second Thursday of the month at 2pm in Trinity Church Hall Coppice. The next meeting is on April 14 when Brian Waters will be giving a talk entitled Eastbourne Coastal Protection.

WILLINGDON WI: Meets at 2.15pm on the second Thursday of the month at Willingdon Memorial Hall. The next meeting is on April 14 when Gilly Halcrow will be giving a talk entitled Whatever Happened to Christopher Robin.

COFFEE MORNING: The British Queen has a coffee morning from 10am to noon on the second Thursday of the month. Tea/coffee and cake is just £1.50 and there is a book stall, raffle and bring and buy stall. Why not go along for coffee and a chat on April 14.

THE GARDEN GROWERS: Meet on the second Thursday of the month at 6.30pm for 7pm at the Red Lion. The next meeting is on April 14. New members are always welcome.

LOCAL HISTORY: Polegate and Willingdon Local History Society will be meeting from 7pm to 9pm on Friday April 15 at St John’s Church Hall Polegate. Paul Lendon will be giving a talk entitled On the Busses. Visitors are welcome. The fee is just £3.

TRINITY DINERS: There was a full house for the Trinity Diners Easter lunch which was delicious. The next lunch at Trinity Church Hall is on Friday April 15. Doors open at noon. The menu is fruit juice, chicken pie or vegetable pie, creamed potatoes with seasonal vegetables followed by chocolate sponge with chocolate sauce, tea/coffee. Please ring Jennie on 01323 484189 to book your place. Meals are £5.50.

A JUMBLE SALE: Will be held from 10am to noon on Saturday April 16 at St Wilfrid’s Church. It is in aid of Networx Eastbourne and St Wilfrid’s Church. Tea/coffee and home-made cakes will be available. Please bring a bag with you as there may not be enough plastic bags available for use. Admission is 20p.

A MUSIC RECITAL: Will take place at 7.30pm on Monday April 18 at St Mary’s Church. Directed by Michael Stumbles, it will include choral items with guest singers and instrumentalists including Susan Lahache (coloratura soprano), Mike Barber (bass/baritone), Gerry Scotford (clarinet) and Valerie Stumbles (piano) and recorders. There will also be various items from the Gibbs String Trio. There is no admission charge. A retiring collection will be made for Children with Cancer.

WILLINGDON FLOWER CLUB: At the April meeting of the Willingdon Flower Club the members and visitors enjoyed a demonstration by Jan Mason. It was entitled Designs from around the World. Jan began with a design using native plants and woodland clematis. She moved on to Africa using homemade containers and exotic foliage and plants. Japan featured in the next design with a very large bamboo container for green foliage and green chrysanthemums. We saw the Colours of Province before the flamboyant and extravagant Carnival of Venice. Throughout the demonstration Jan shared her tips and answered questions. It was an original demonstration very much enjoyed. The members and visitors will remember many of the good ideas and tips. Jan Mason spoke about her involvement with the Charity Canine Partners as she will donate part of her fee to them. The beautiful floral arrangements were raffled at the end. The demonstration was followed by refreshments. There is a practice meeting entitled Picture This (arrangement to include a frame) led by Chris Lawrence and Alison Tomlinson on April 15.

The next club meeting is on May 6. It will be a Fabulous Fund Raising Fashion Show which will include a few of our own members who will model some of the clothes along with the professional models. Tickets from Alison Pullinger 01323 645527. Members and visitors welcome.

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