OTFORD Oast WI meet at 9.30am this morning in the Memorial Hall to hear William Alexander talk about exactly what a High Sheriff does. New members are welcome and your first visit is free. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org THE Folk Dance Club meets at 8pm every Thursday throughout the year in the Church Hall, High Street, opposite The Bull’, and tonight Carol Hewson will be calling to recorded music. The cost is £1.50. which includes tea or coffee and biscuits. All kinds of mixed folk dances are on offer with a caller calling the dances to recorded music. All are welcome. Whether you have little or no knowledge, the caller will give help and your fellow dancers will also assist you. The emphasis is on friendly enjoyment rather than perfection If you would like more information ring Mary Butson, 01732 458356. OTFORD Art Group is holding a show of original paintings and sale including prints, cards and crafts between 10.30 and 3.30pm on Saturday (22) in the Memorial Hall. All welcome, admission is free. RSPB Sevenoaks Local Group meet on Sunday (23) when John Waterman is leading a walk of North Foreland and Joss Bay. Meet at Joss Bay car park. Text or call John on 07935 2066618 for details. There is no charge for outdoor events, but it is important you contact the leader beforehand. ON Sunday, September 30, Hospices of Hope are holding a Fun Run in Knole Park, Sevenoaks with registration at 13.30 and the race starting at 14.30. Participants will be able to run, or walk, either a 5K or a 2K route. The pre-booked entry fee is £12.50 for adults, or £15 on the day, £8 for children, £10 on the day, and £35 for families of 4 of 2 adults and 2 children. Bagpuss will be leading the 2K route and there will be Bagpuss face painting before the event and flapjacks from their Otford Tearooms for all participants. The Tiger Gymnastic Team from Tonbridge will be entertaining everyone during registration. To book contact email@example.com or phone 01959 525110 or use their online booking facility. If you would like to support this event but do not want to walk or run then they are always looking for volunteers to help on the day. OTFORD Library is hosting author and journalist Bob Ogley at 7pm on Wednesday October 10 when he will talk about ‘The Great Storm of 1987’. Tickets cost £4, refreshments included, but booking is essential. For further information please speak to a member of staff or call 03000 413131 and ask to be connected to Otford Library or email firstname.lastname@example.org. CONGRATULATIONS to Otford Cricket Club’s 1st team which finished 3rd in the 4th Division of the Kent County Village League for 2018 and Otford 2nds were promoted from Division 7 to Division 6 on the last day of the season on Saturday September 1. This was an outstanding overall club performance. Well done to the whole club on a great effort this season. Club contact Grant Scandling email@example.com. SDA Gospel Choir are returning to Otford Methodist Church in the Autumn after their really great event last year. The performance starts at 7.30pm on Saturday September 29. For tickets and information visit www.omc.org.uk or call 07948 309484. VOLUNTEERS are urgently needed by Hospices of Hope in the High Street as they are recruiting for their friendly team in both the charity and tea shop. They would love to hear from you if you could offer a few hours of your time on a regular basis. This is an opportunity to donate some time to a charity in a caring environment whilst helping to improve the quality of life for children and adults in South East Europe who are suffering from a terminal, rare, or life-limiting illness. If you can help in any way please call Julie 01959 524322 for a chat about the various opportunities available. REVISED dates for the Church Hall Options Appraisal. St Bart’s church is inviting the village community to an Open Morning on Saturday November 17 to hear the outcome of the Church Hall Options Appraisal having extended the period during which the village community can submit their views to November 3. The PCC will then consider the submissions of both the church and the village at its Open Morning. The goal is to find a long-term solution that brings benefit to both community and church, which is in line with the values of St Bart’s and, importantly, which is financially viable.