Hassocks

Tomorrow, Friday 16th October, Star Cinema returns to the Adastra Hall. The film is the multi award nominated The Imitation Game (cert 12A), which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. The film is based on the true life story of Alan Turing and his code breaking team’s race against time as they battled to crack Nazi codes at Bletchley Park during World War II. Doors open at 7.00pm. with the film starting at 7.30pm. Refreshments and raffle.

Hassocks Field Society are holding a Coffee Morning with various stalls on Saturday 17th October at The Pauline Thaw Centre, Dale Avenue from 10.00am to 12.00noon.

Also on Saturday, Light Up Hassocks have their popular quiz evening in the United Reformed Church Hall from 7.30pm. for an 8.00pm. start. Tickets are available from Orion News, Hassocks. Why not join them for this enjoyable evening, which will also see the launch of the 2016 Light Up Hassocks calendar.

Hassocks WI meet at Adastra Hall, Keymer Road on Monday 19th October at 7.45pm for their AGM – The usual fun business meeting followed by a professional Wine Tasting.

The Weald Coaching Team at The Weald Lawn Tennis & Squash Racquets Club in Hassocks are providing half term tennis sessions starting on the 26th October. They have a range of sessions during that week catering to all age groups. Whether you are just starting or you’ve been playing for years their aim is to make a fun few days of exciting tennis. The Half Term Programme can be found on their website - www.the-weald.co.uk.

Advance notice for your diaries! - This year’s Family Bonfire & Fireworks take place at Danny Park, Hurstpierpoint on Sunday 1st November. Get your tickets in advance for the best value. The 20th Hurst Family Bonfire & Fireworks evening will be celebrated with its biggest ever bumper display of fireworks from our regular pyrotechnic masters. Families are again welcome to share the event to be held in Danny Park, New Way Lane, Hurstpierpoint. The event is organised by Hurstpierpoint Gymnastics Club with assistance from the Albourne School PTA, Friends of Hassocks Infants School, Oldland Mill Trust, Birchwood Grove PTA and London Meed School. All of these groups will benefit from your support. The Hassocks will be running their ever popular BBQ. Burgess Hill & District Lions are also supporting the event.

I have been producing this column for The Middy since May 2013, but the time has come for me to move on. I am therefore looking for someone who will be able to gather information of the local events going on in Hassocks and send the details by email on a weekly basis to The Middy. If you think this is something you could do, then please contact me at the above and I’ll happily talk you through it. It isn’t time consuming, but does need a weekly commitment.

Further details of many more events in the area can also be found at www.hassocksandhurstpierpoint.info

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