COFFEE MORNING: at Holy Trinity from 10am to 12 noon will be in aid of the RNIB. Many of you may not know that Hurst’s Kevin Carey is the Chair of the RNIB, and he and his team will be there with a special in its support. All the usual stalls to browse and coffee and cake. Everyone welcome.
CRAFT FAIR: on Saturday 29 October, at the Village Centre, with many varied an interesting stalls run in support of Heber Opera form 10am to 2pm. Entry 50p includes a free drink. Perhaps a good venue to start on that festive shopping.
HURST VILLAGE CINEMA: has a Halloween film to entertain all the family, Nanny McPhee, for 29 October and the first Sunday film of the season on 30 October is Hail Caesar! a comedy recreating the 1950s Hollywood film studio era. Tickets online from www.hurstfilms.com or Mishon Mackay in the High Street.
FAMILY BONFIRE AND FIREWORKS: Sunday 30 October at Danny. This annual family event is in its 21st year, and raising funds for the Oldland Mill Trust, Hurst Gymnastics Club, and local schools in Albourne, Hassocks and Burgess Hill. The Hassocks Pub will be providing a tasty BBQ. Take a ‘Guy” along with you for the Best Guy Competition before 5.50pm and one child has free admission. Advance tickets are good value and available at Poponin and Hurstpierpoint Pet Supplies at their temporary address at the Cook Shop, but also available at the gate, which open at 5.30pm with the firework display at 6.30pm.
HURSTPIERPOINT AFTERNOON CLUB: on Tuesday 1 November welcomes Peter Hills to talk about Sussex Windmills. At 2.15pm in the Village Centre. Non members welcome.
TALK AT DANNY: by Frances Standlake on 2 November at 2pm on Sussex born Artist Richard Bevan. Contact Danny for tickets.
LIVE BROADCAST: FROM NT screened by Hurst Village Cinema will be No Man’s Land starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart on 15 December, a pre Christmas treat. Tickets are now on sale to members only, a good reason to join, and to the public from 12 November. See www.hurstfilms.com, or from Mishon Mackay.
COMPUTER HELP: the free sessions start again at Ardingly College from 7 November to 12 December, at 4.30pm to 5.30pm. Students are on hand to give practical one to one help with a laptop, tablet or phone that you are having trouble using or understanding. As they say it is easy once you know how, so do avail yourself of their assistance, and good timing to be able to e-mail long letters or Christmas wishes abroad or buy hard to get hold of presents online. Car parking onsite and sessions are on a drop in basis. Phone 01444 242760 or email anita@msopc,org,uk for more info.
HEDGEHOG PLEA: in the run up to bonfire night do consider the possibility that you may have one of these very useful creatures hiding away in your garden or pile ready to burn, and check before lighting up.
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