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Otford Community News - week commencing Mon 13 Nov

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  1. Kay Drake

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    AFTER the outstanding success of Gloriator, the Trustees of the Village Memorial Hall are delighted to announce their latest presentation The Three Musketeers at 2pm, for a 2.30pm start, on Saturday. Chaos, mayhem and slapstick stupidity reign supreme as the Three Half Pints swish their swords, buff their boots and flourish their feathers in their most ridiculous adventure yet. The Three Half Pints are a slapstick comedy trio as seen on CBeebies, Spot Bots & Justin's House.
    Will they defeat the dastardly evildoers? Will they save the damsel in distress? Will they read the book before writing this show? Nobody knows, but you can bet the CBeebies favourites will provide a hilarious slapstick adventure of chivalry, swordplay and suddenly falling over. The seventeenth century has never been so silly!
    Entry is ticket only and these are limited. Doors open at 2.00pm and the show starts at 2.30pm. The performance last for around 2hours and includes an interval. A cash bar, with limited range, will be available. Tickets cost £10 for adults, £5 for children 5 -16 years old, with under 5’s having free entry and are available now from Yvonne’s in Telston Lane, The Otford Emporium, Otford Parish Council Offices and from Wegottickets.com. The show is suitable for families and adults with a silly sense of humour and all profits go to Otford Village Memorial Hall Renovation Fund.

    STORY TIME at Otford Library now runs from 2.15pm-2.45pm on Tuesdays, during term time only. All pre-school children are welcome and there is no charge to attend. IT assistance is now available on Tuesdays (previously Mondays) from 10.00am-12.00pm and Saturdays 10.00am-12.00pm. Advance booking is essential. If you would like to find out more contact Lorraine Young, Otford Library, 03000 413131 or email Lorraine.young@kent.gov.uk

    OTFORD Heritage Centre Management Committee, who are all volunteers, are arranging a Coffee and Cake morning at the centre from 10.30 until 12 noon on Tuesday November 21. The underlying purpose is to say 'thank you' to those volunteers who carry responsibility for every aspect of the centre's work and to give anyone interested in sharing in this work the opportunity to see whether there are ways in which they could help. There will be new displays to see, including Otford's Oldest School, which will be introduced by Alan Williams during the morning. Although everyone is welcome, and admission is free, space is limited so if you would like to go please reserve a place through Tina Freke 01959 524661 or Lorna Rowe 01959 524799.
    One of the ways in which the Centre needs help at the present time is in connection with an Art Archive, which will link the past with the present. They already have copies of several paintings of Otford in much earlier times, but need to know more about the artists and whether there are any more such paintings to be found in galleries or private collections. If this voluntary work could be of interest to you please contact Doug Cracknell, who is chair of the management committee on 01959 522325.

    OTFORD and District Historical Society meet a 8pm on November 22 in the Memorial Hall when Fred Lamont will give a talk about ‘Cadbury, Fry and Rowntree – The chocolate Quakers’. These well-known British entrepreneurs were also enlightened employers who practised their religious beliefs in their organisations and factories. Doors open at 7.30pm, when refreshments will be available and talks start at 8pm. Membership for the year costs £10 and visitors are very welcome at £3 per meeting, there is no charge for students.

    1940s Society meet at 8pm on November 24 in the Memorial Hall to hear Liz Coward’s talk Blood & Bandages. Liz Coward will be talking about the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) during World War Two and in particular the role of William Earle who was a member of the RAMC mostly through the Italian campaign. A book about William Earle who is now 102 and written by Liz was published earlier this year. Refreshments will be available. You can find out about the Society and see the programme on their web site: http://www.1940.co.uk/

    BOOK now for the Community Party which is being organised by the Otford Society on Saturday November 25 between 6 and 11pm in the Memorial Hall, High Street and will feature live music from "Cool Groove", a talented trio who will play a range of well-known numbers guaranteed to get toes tapping. There will be an included all-you-can-eat wood-fired pizza buffet from "Odori & Sapori by Romeo" which will cater for all tastes including vegetarians and vegans and gluten-free options are available if ordered in advance. A licensed bar will sell wine, local beer, and a range of soft drinks and don't forget the legendary raffle which will again offer a host of amazing prizes. Advance tickets are available now at discounted rates of £12 per adult and £5 per child (3-16), with under 3s free, and can be purchased from the Parish Council office, Yvonne's in Telston Lane, and The Otford Emporium or through www.otfordsociety.org.uk/party On the night, ticket prices will be £15 per adult and £7.50 per child. All profits will go to the Otford Scouts & Guides and if you can't attend the party but would like to support the cause then do get in touch to buy raffle tickets. For more information, email events@otfordsociety.org.uk or call 07930 374332.
    PILATES Classes are available from Sam Lee who runs small group classes for all abilities, using small props to deliver a full body workout that builds core strength, balance and flexibility at 7.30pm, on Wednesdays in Bartholomew's Church Hall, Otford. The price is £70 for a block of 7 classes. If you are interested email pilateswithsam@gmail.com www.pilateswithsam.com

    CANCER Research, Sevenoaks Volunteer Branch, present the ‘Sounds of Music Take 2, Rocking with Mockingbird’ at 7.30pm on Saturday December 9 in the Memorial Hall. Tickets cost just £17.50 including a fish and chip supper but take along your own drinks and glasses. There will also be a raffle. To book call 01959 533154.

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