OTFORD COMMUNITY COLUMN 04.07.2019 THERE is still time to book tickets for Sevenoaks Shakespeare Society’s open air performances of the all-time favourite comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream, to be performed in the gardens of the White Rock Inn at Underriver TN15 0SB. The show runs from tonight, Thursday July 4 to Sunday July 7. Weekday and Saturday performances are at 8.00pm and Sunday matinees at 3.30pm. Tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk/ssf or direct from the pub 01732 833112 £12 in advance £15 on the door. Children and students £5. Bring warm clothing and low-backed folding chairs. OTFORD Primary School's PTFA Summer Fete will take place between 12 and 4pm on Saturday, July 6, on the school field. Go along and join them for a fun afternoon of music, traditional games, pony rides, summer shopping, BBQ, beer tent, fizz and strawberries as well as a Grand Raffle, tombola's and silent auction. There will also be a baking competition, inflatables, face painting, and lots of stalls and games for all the family. Adult entry £1, children are free. HOSPICES of Hope in the High Street are holding another of their very popular Quiz Nights on Saturday, July 6. Doors open at 7 with supper served at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £13.50 and include a light supper. If you would like to raise a team of 6-8 or just go as an individual book through their website www.hospicesofhope.co.uk or call 01959 525110, email firstname.lastname@example.org There will also be a Cider Tasting from 7pm on Wednesday July 17 at the Bull Public House, High Street. Tickets £15 to include snacks, a soft drink, the chance to taste up to 6 different ciders and a talk by Kentish Pip Ciders . There will also be a light hearted cider themed quiz. To book see details above. OTFORD Oast WI meet at 9.30am on Thursday July 18 in the Memorial Hall for a talk given by Alexander Stewart about Felicity Hat Hire. New members welcome, the first visit is free. For further information email email@example.com. DURING the summer holidays Kent libraries run the Summer Reading Challenge from Saturday July 13 until Saturday September 14. This involves encouraging children aged 4-11 years to read 6 books during the holidays. Children collect stickers and other incentives along the way and get a medal and a certificate when they finish reading all 6 books .The Challenge for 2019 is called ‘Space Chase’ and has been inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Lorriane, our Librarian, would welcome all primary school aged children to go and join Otford library, if they haven’t already done so, and participate in the Summer Reading Challenge. Over the years she have seen many children thoroughly enjoy taking part in this event and as a result have developed a love of reading. Otford Art Group have kindly agreed to produce some ‘space themed’ paintings to complement the children’s summer reading challenge. The paintings will be ‘hanging from the ceiling’, so do pop into the library over the summer and take a look. FRIENDS of the Earth, Sevenoaks Branch, meet on the borders of Otford and Kemsing at 8pm on the third Tuesday of each month. If you are interested in joining them contact John on 01959 524906 for more information. FOR any girls or volunteers interested in joining Girlguiding Otford there is a website to register your interest, log onto www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested or call 0800 1 69 59 01. They especially need female adult volunteers, over 18, who would be interested in helping at their Guide unit meetings.