The Royal British Legion Women’s Section meet today (Thursday) at 3.00pm in the Royal British Legion Clubhouse, Woodlands Road, Hassocks. Today’s speaker is from the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.

Save a life and give blood at the Blood Donor Session tomorrow (Friday) at Adastra Hall, Keymer Road from 2.00pm – 4.30pm & 5.30pm – 8.00pm. Just drop in or make an advance appointment at www.blood.co.uk

There’s a Coffee Morning with Raffle at St Francis Church Hall, Priory Road on Saturday 10th October from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. Come and enjoy coffee/cake and chat also raise some money for the Burgess Hill Community Food Bank and the Hall Redevelopment. (children’s corner available)

Dance the Night away the West Coast Band on Saturday at the Rotary Club of the Sussex Vale Beach Party at the Adastra Hall, Keymer Road from 8.00pm to 11.30pm. Tickets at £12 each (£10 if purchasing 4 or more) are available from Orion News. The evening is raising funds for St Peter & St James Hospice. Please take your own Drinks and nibbles Further details can be obtained by emailing db_wtc@btinternet.com.

The Hassocks Field Society will be meeting on Monday 10th October in Adastra Hall, Keymer Road at 7.45pm. where Graham Quantrill will be giving a talk on “Cruising the Inner Passage to Alaska”. Visitors Welcome. £2.00

The Hassocks Horticultural Society will be meeting on Wednesday 14th October at Adastra Hall, Keymer Road at 7.45pm for 8.00pm. The guest speaker this month is Kev Reynolds, well known travel writer. The subject of his illustrated talk, called “The Best of Southern England”, will show, contrary to views sometimes expressed, “not entirely swamped by concrete and brick” Visitors welcome. Admission £1.50 members, £2.50 visitors, price includes refreshments.

The next Star Cinema evening is on Friday 16th October at Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, where the film will be 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.

The Light Up Hassocks Autumn Quiz takes place at the United Reformed Church Hall next Saturday 17th October. Tickets priced at £10 per person, which includes a Ploughman’s Supper, are available from Orion News.

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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