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Otford Community News - week commencing Mon 21st October

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    SEVENOAKS RSPB group was given a captivating presentation by Keith Betton on October 3 detailing how peregrine falcons and red kites had been brought back from the brink of extinction in the UK. In November they will jump continents when top Kent ornithologist John Buckingham will be presenting “The Birds of South West India”. This will be in the Memorial Hall from 7.45pm on November 7. The charge for non local group members is £3.50 and £2.50 for group members.
    Their field trip this month is to Shellness on the Isle of Sheppey, a location that often brings surprises. This will be on Sunday October 27. Ring the leader John Waterman on 07935 206618 if you are interested in joining the trip. Details of all local group activities can be found on their web site at https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/sevenoaks other news can be found on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/RSPBSevenoaks/.

    SEVENOAKS Embroiderers’ Guild meet at 10am on Saturday October 26 in the Memorial Hall for their branch AGM in the morning and later a talk by Fred Lemont on ‘The Flemish Weavers of the Weald’. The afternoon session starts at 2pm and finishes with tea and cakes at about 4pm. For more information contact Sylvia Grafton 01732 452117.
    LATEST dates for Flu vaccination which supersede those originally printed. Otford Medical Practice flu vaccination campaign for winter will be available on Saturday October 19 from 09.00 to 12.00 at Otford Surgery for all ages and Saturday October 26 from 09.00 to 12.00 at Otford Surgery for patients over 65.

    OTFORD/Neufchatel-Hardelot Twinning Associations next social gathering is at 7.30pm on Monday October 28 in the Woodman PH on the pond. They look forward to your joining them.

    HOSPICES of charity founder, Graham Perolls, will be talking about The Legacy of a Dictator, exploring former Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu’s legacy thirty years after the communist regime ended in Romania from 7.30pm on Wednesday October 30 in St Bartholmew’s church centre. Tickets cost £10 to include cheese and wine. To book contact Hospice of Hopes 01959 525100, email events@hospicesofhope.co.uk or visit www.hospicesofhope.co.uk.

    OTFORD Folk Dance Club meet on Thursday October 31 at Walthamstow Hall Junior School with Colin Butson calling. All kinds of mixed folk dances are on offer and 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.

    SEVENOAKS Shakespeare Society are pleased to announce their Summer 2020 production, directed by Matt Frieacre. Playing as usual at the White Rock Inn, and St Briavel’s. The Kentish dates will be June 26/7/8 June and July 2/3/4/5 2020. The St Briavels Dates July 11/12 July 2020 with auditions are taking place at 7.30pm on Wednesday October 23 and at 10.30am on Sunday October 27 in the Club Room of the Memorial Hall.
    The Winter’s Tale is Shakespeare’s ninth longest play: his 35th play overall. It was originally considered his thirteenth-ish comedy, then his fourth-ish ‘problem play’, and is now considered his third-ish ‘Late Romance’. It might be easier just to think of it as his penultimate play. Except that’s not quite true either. Not only because he wrote four or five others after that with John Fletcher, but also because it’s not ‘a’ play. What it is, is two plays.
    Visit www.sevenoaksshakespeare.org

    STAG Theatre Company presents Derek Benfield's 'Anyone for Breakfast?' at the Memorial Hall on Friday November 1and Saturday November 2 at 7.30pm. In this merry comedy of marital mishaps the scene is set for an evening and morning of riotous misunderstandings and mistaken identities as the guilty parties in question try desperately to keep their romantic secrets secret. Tickets are £12.00 which includes a drink and cake. The charity raffle on the night will be in aid of Holding On Letting Go - supporting bereaved children and their families in Kent. Tickets are available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/stag-theatre-company

    OTFORD Lunch Club, for older residents, which takes place from 11.45 every Thursday in the village Memorial Hall, are looking for volunteers to join their 5 friendly teams. Might you be interested in joining them either as an individual or with a friend in which case you will be warmly welcomed. Your commitment will be for about a 4 hour period once every 5 weeks helping to serve local residents an initial cup of tea or coffee followed by a hot nutritious two course meal. To find out more please contact Margaret 01959 524147.

    STOP unsafe parking on Station Road is the name of the petition residents are being asked to sign by clicking on http://chng.it/LqwMGZCB. Vehicles regularly park on Station Road on both the road and on the pavement causing an obstruction to pedestrians, motorists and cyclists. This petition is asking for your support to implement controls to present this. You are being asked to support this petition to reduce delays and improve safety for the whole community.

    OTFORD Tennis Club are looking for new members and welcome players of all standards. There is a clubhouse and 3 tennis courts, two of which are floodlit, and tennis is played all year round. They also have adult and junior coaching sessions provided by LTA accredited coaches. If you would like more information please contact their membership secretary, Alison Sykes 01959 522050 or email enquiries@otfordtennis.org.uk.

    DIAL 2 Drive are seeking volunteer drivers to take elderly/disabled people to a medical appointment or shopping just one a week. If you own a car and would like to help please contact them on 0300 777 1200 or email driving@imago.commuity.

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