HURSTPIERPOINT HISTORICAL & GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY: meets tomorrow Friday 31 March at the Guide HQ at 8pm for a talk by John Cooper, the retired curator of the Booth Museum, Brighton. All welcome.
THE PLAYERS: current production of The Regina Monologues by Rebecca Russell and Jenny Wafer finishes on 1 April. The writers have transposed the stories of the six wives of Henry VIII to the present day, with 6 women sharing the most intimate, hysterical and sad stories and memories about the one man they have in common. Tickets from Vanilla or phone 01273 834506 or online with a booking fee per transaction from the website www.hurstplayers.org.uk.
CAFE CHURCH: at Hurstpierpoint Methodist Church, Cuckfield Road on Sunday 2 April from 10.30 am to 11.30 am. Come and enjoy Coffee and Croissants followed by lively worship with modern songs and a Bible message relevant for today. Suitable for all ages.
G&T@3: A traditional half-hour service at Hurstpierpoint Methodist Church also on Sunday 2 April from 3.00 pm to 3.30 pm, tea provided after the service with time to chat.
CONCERT: The passion of Christ by Arthur Somerville will be sung on 2 April at 6pm at Holy Trinity Church, by the choir with Will Carter, bass and Richard Pethick, tenor. Free admission and all are welcome.
HURST AFTERNOON CLUB: hosts Cathy Cobbold for a talk about Acton for Deafness. All are welcome to go along to hear her speak about hearing loss, AFD audiology service, outreach clinics, ongoing care of hearing aids, resource centres and assistive listening devices.. At the Village Centre Tuesday 4 April at 2pm, with time for a chat and a cuppa.
HURSTPIERPOINT WI: Wednesday 5 April at 2.15 pm at the Guide HQ off Trinity Road car park. Dr Mary Gibbens will give a talk about her life as an Ophthalmic Surgeon.
MID SUSSEX RAMBLERS: are having a pub social at The Sportsman, Goddards Green on Wednesday 5 April at 7.30pm. Contact Phil on 01273 835931.
HURST VILLAGE CINEMA: screens on Friday 7 April, at 7.30pm Embrace of the Serpent (12A). A terminally ill German explorer sets out in 1909 to find a sacred plant with fabled healing properties, employing a local guide to help him. Later in 1940 an American scientist retraces his footsteps in a dreamlike road movie. Tickets from the website or Mishon Mackay in the High Street.
CRAFT FAIR: on Saturday 8 April at the Village Centre from 10am to 2 pm. In aid of Heber Opera.
HURSTPIERPOINT SINGERS: have their Spring Concert on Saturday 8 April at 7.30pm at Holy Trinity Church. The programme is a varied one of British composers, which includes Donald Swann’s setting of poems from JR Tolkien’s Middle Earth books, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Mystical Songs and John Rutter’s Sprig of Thyme, an assortment of British folk songs. Tickets to include a glass of wine or soft drink available from Janton News or on the door. Accompanied under 12s are free.
FRIENDS OF ST CHRISTOPHER’S: Home for the elderly will holding their annual Mini Market and Coffee Morning at 10am on Saturday 8 April at the Guide HQ, of Trinity Road car park. Do pop in and enjoy some refreshments.
PARISH COUNCILLOR SURGERY: The Parish Council is starting monthly surgeries for residents to go along and chat with two parish councilors. This is a direct opportunity outside the normal parish meetings and open to all, to raise any issue that concerns you about the village, or share ideas you may have. The first one will be on Saturday 8 April from 10am to 12 noon in the Conference Room in the Village Centre. Do have a think and make a note of the date, the more ideas, suggestions and queries that come in will go towards helping our village be a better place, and we will all benefit from that.
HURST, HASSOCKS AND DITCHLING U3A: holds an Open Morning at Adastra Hall from 10am to 12 noon, on Saturday 8 April, Everyone welcome to go along and find out more about all they do; activities, details of the 40 interest groups, a programme of trips, speaker meetings and more. All welcome, member or not, long time resident or new to the area, those who are or just retired, anyone wanting to learn a new skill or pursue an interest. Website www.u3asites.org.uk/hhd.
MILLENIUM GARDEN: the sculpture story continues. The appeal for further funds to create more sculptures from the old tree trunks has been successful, and more animals are being shaped from the wood. Do go along and admire the latest works.
BABY RHYME TIME: is a fun half an hour from 10am to 10.30am at the library, with rhymes, songs and musical instruments. And it is free of charge. Just turn up and join in.
OUT IN THE GARDEN: now that spring is with us? What about trying this year, if you do not already have one, a compost bin, tucked out of sight somewhere. So easy to use, just throw in all your fruit and vegetables, bruised, mouldy, no longer edible or peelings and skins, tea bags, coffee grounds, screwed up paper and greenery. Figures show that households are responsible for more food waste than retailers, and the biggest proportion of nearly 30% is fruit, salad and vegetables. Just remember to keep it all cut or torn up small, as the worms that will come up from the soil to turn this into useable compost are rather tiny. Mix from time to time, then when ready, clearly looking like soil, turn out and dig into the garden or simply spread as a mulch to keep weeds down. And all for free, from waste you would have thrown in the dustbin. Add a water butt for free water, and both your purchases will repay themselves in no time, and do good to your green credibility with children or grandchildren.
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