SUPERSTARS: is coming up with the first event on Sunday 1 May. Last year over 50 people competed and is a great way to meet new people in the village and enjoy gentle competition that thrives on fun, sportsmanship and friendship. 17 events take place around the village using all of our sporting amenities. Your highest scores recorded in 13 events are counted. The events and entry categories are as diverse as possible to allow any entrant a fair chance of winning one of the trophies. Events include: badminton, rowing, bowling , skittles, football dribbling , basketball shooting , tennis and table tennis, and target shooting at the village rifle range. There are special events to challenge the children too, including the hotly contested slow bike race, where the slowest is the winner! Superstars is an excellent way of introducing yourselves to new sports and to try the facilities and clubs around the village, where members will be on hand to help you, whether you are a novice or a seasoned player. Collect your forms for entry from Balcombe Stores or Threads or call John Greetham 819271, or Paul Nolan on 811008. £5 adults, £4 under 15s, min age 7, no upper limit. Entry forms back as soon as possible please.

BALCOMBE FLOWER CLUB: On Friday 29 April we have Valerie Gunn as our demonstrator and her theme is “Traditional with a Twist”. Do come along. We meet in the Parish Room, doors open at 7.30 pm for 8pm start.

BRYONY’S CURRY NIGHT: as part of her fund-raising mission for Meningitis on Friday 29 April Bryony will be making Chicken Tikka Masala or Veggie Curry with white rice for only £6. All the money will go towards the Meningitis Research Foundation as part of Bryony’s fundraising expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in September. Please call 01444 811732 or 07713469015 to order and collect.

CANINE PARTNERS COFFEE MORNING: takes place on Saturday 30 April from 10.00 am until 12 noon in the Parish Room. £1 entry for adults, children free which includes drinks and biscuits. There will be raffle, cake sale, books, crafts, jewellery and pre-loved fashion accessories and handbags. Learn all about Canine Partners and meet some of their amazing dogs and puppies. All proceeds to Canine Partners which is a registered charity that assists people with disabilities to enjoy a greater independence and quality of life through the provision of specially trained dogs. During 2015 they are celebrating their 25th Anniversary, and have provided more than 530 trained dogs to help disabled people.

BALCOMBE CLUB LOTTO: will be drawn at 6.00 pm on Saturday 30 April.

FREE CPR AND DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING: will take place on Thursday 5 May from 11.00 am until 2.00 pm. The course is limited to 12 persons and is for Balcombe villagers who are prepared to use our newly acquired defib in a medical emergency. No previous resuscitation knowledge needed. If you are interested about learning about these lifesaving techniques, please contact Sue Taylor as she is co-ordinating attendance. Sue can be contacted by email or by telephone 01444 819 329.

ST. MARY’S CHURCH: Sunday 1 May 8am Holy Communion, 10am Family Service, 6.00 pm Evensong

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