SNAKE IN THE GRASS: by Alan Ayckbourn is the present production from the Hurst Players. It runs from 3 May to 7 May at the Players Theatre. It is about a middle-aged older sister who returns to the family home where her younger sister still lives, after looking after their abusive father. He has just died, leaving all to the older sister. Things may not be what they seem, in this scarily, eerily enjoyable play. Tickets £10, concessions £8 from Vanilla 9.30am to 5pm or pnone 01273 834506.

CHARITY LUNCH: from 12 to 2 pm at the Scout HQ in Brown Twins Road on Friday 6 May. A delicious home cooked selection of main courses, puddings plus coffee or tea is on offer for the bargain price of £7 for adults and £2 for children. All proceeds towards the Mothers Union Relief Disaster Fund. Tickets from Judy on 01273 3833954.

OPEN GARDENS: will be happening again this year on Sunday 12 June in conjunction with the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations, so make a date in your diary. The organisers are happy to announce 10 gardens opening from Randidles Close to the church end of Cuckfield Road and the West End of the village. There is a huge variety of gardens with something to delight everyone, whether a passionate gardener, hobbyist or someone who likes to just enjoy the sights and scents. Plus some will be offering tea, homemade cakes and the sales of plants. More details nearer the time.

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