Ardingly Cinema: It’s not too late to purchase your tickets for our film night this evening, Thursday, 3rd December. Mr Holmes, starring Sir Ian McKellen, will be screened at Hapstead Hall this evening at 7.30 p.m. There will be free mince pies and mulled wine on the evening to get us into the ‘Christmas spirit’, too! Tickets can be purchased for £6 from Fellows Bakers, the Ardingly Post Office, the Gallery Cafe or on the door tonight. Mr. Holmes is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. Set in 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where he has been in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities. Now, in his remote Sussex seaside farmhouse, Holmes spends his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it’s too late! The door at Hapstead Hall will open at 7.00 pm and the film starts at 7.30 pm. Refreshments will be available before the film and during the 15 minute interval. We greatly look forward to, hopefully, seeing you there

Event – Ardingly College – ‘Get help to get connected ‘ from 2nd November 2015 for 6 weeks. Ardingly College, Mid Sussex Older People’s Council and the Parish Council have been working in partnership to set up the ‘Get help to get connected’ sessions. What is this? - Would you like to learn how to get connected to your friends and family via the internet or over the phone? Would you like help with your shopping, but cannot get to the shops? Students from the College will be ready, willing and able to help you! If you have a laptop, tablet or mobile phone bring it along, if not still come along as students can advise you on what is available, what price and how they work. Who is it for? - Anyone 50+ living in Ardingly or the surrounding area. How do I get there? – There is a possibility of transport in the school mini-bus if you live in Ardingly and cannot get there otherwise, but you need to contact 01444 242760 to book in advance. When is it happening? – Every Monday for 6 weeks from 2nd November between 1.45 – 3pm Where is it happening? – Ardingly College Hopefully all the information you need is detailed above but if you have any further questions please contact Anita on 01444 242760.

The Koorana Centre will be running regular Wednesday sessions of Mindfulness for Young People from 11th November. Email to book, see for further information.

Christmas Fayre 2015: The Hapstead Hall Christmas Fayre will be held on Saturday 5th December from 1 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. Bookings for the stalls has been busy, so if anyone wishes to run a stall at the Fayre please contact the Hapstead Hall Clerk, Caroline Steer by email on or by telephone on 07565 098312 or 01444 892108. It is a great opportunity to raise funds and to take part in a very festive community event. Father Christmas will be in attendance from 1.30.p.m. - 3.30.p.m. Various stalls - includes food for Christmas. Refreshment available. Carols around the tree outside Hapstead Hall at 5.p.m.

The N.S.P.C.C. committee in Ardingly would welcome any items for its Christmas Stall at the Village Christmas Fair on December 5th. Please phone 01444892692 or 01444892777 for collection

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