Macmillan Coffee mornings: The Annual Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September in Sayers Common Community Hall made £547 and was very well attended. This was followed by a “Brunch” also for Macmillan on Sunday morning also In the Sayers Common Community Hall which was a fantastic social event taking our total up to £933. Thanks to all who attended these events especially the wonderful helpers and Our Chefs!

And, at Hurstpierpoint Bowls Club on 21 September, more than £1000 was raised when over 100 people attended a coffee morning for the same good cause. The organisers thank everyone who provided raffle prizes, and those who made donations. Cancer affects us all in some way or another, so these wonderful events are so important.

Thursday, 11 October, 8 pm, Village Centre: Parish Council Finance & General Purposes Committee

Hurst Village Cinema: Thursday 11 October, 8 pm: A Fantastic Woman (15) won the Oscar for the best film not in the English Language at the last Academy Awards. Thrilling, mysterious, moving.

Saturday 20 October, 6 pm. West Gallery, Holy Trinity Church: Classical Folk – Sylvia Akagi (voice and flute),Andrew Wickens (violin), Peter Golden (guitar) with their classical interpretations of both folk, and classical music, and stories behind their music. Tickets £5, pay on the door or email to reserve your place. Doors open 5.30 pm.

For your diaries, the next two events are: 17 November, Mark Jennings, classical guitar, and 15 December, The Bunch of Daphs, 7 voice a Capella group.

Saturday 20 October, 10 am to 12 noon, Village Centre Club Suite Autumn Coffee Morning The annual event in aid of local charity Paws & Claws. Do go along and browse the many stalls. There will be the usual homemade cakes, plants, bric a brac, gifts, cards, books, DVDs, CDs, household linens and items, an all at 50p section, jewellery, and try your luck with the prize every time tombola and raffle. New this year is a sewing and craft stall including both modern and vintage buttons and craft kits. Refreshments served and a warm welcome awaits.

Saturday 13 October, 10 am, Village Centre: Coffee morning in aid of the RNLI.

Saturday 13 October, 8.30 – 11.30 am, Trinity Road Health Centre: Flu jab clinic. Walk in, adults only.

Monday 15 October, from 1 pm, Village Centre: Hurst Hassocks & Ditchling U3A. Guests welcome with entrance fee.

Tuesday 16 October 2018 at 7.45pm. Village Centre, Club Suite: Wolstonbury WI Monthly Meeting. The Life and Times of Edith Cavell by Melanie Gibson-Barton. Visitors welcomed. Enquiries 01273 834421

Wednesday, 17 October, 8 pm, Holy Trinity Church: Mothers’ Union meeting. Speaker, Maggie Jemmett ‘A Journey through Ireland’. £2 includes home-made refreshments.

Thursday, 18 October, 8-9.30 pm, Marram Café, High Street: Well-being workshop – discussion of intermittent fasting and the pros and cons of the 5:2 diet. Booking

Saturday, 20 October, 10 am – 12 noon, Holy Trinity Church: Coffee morning with speaker on ‘Experiences on a Guide International Trip’ plus home-made cakes, jams, chutneys, books, vintage items etc. Free admission.

Friday, 26 October 8 pm, Guide HQ, Trinity Road Car Park: HHGS Talk on The Great Irish Famine, by Margaret Nicolle. £3 entry for non-members.

Friday 26 October, 8 pm, Village Cinema at the Players Theatre: The Old Dark House (PG), received 5-star reviews everywhere for this gloriously restored classic which invented the ‘creepy house film genre’ at the same time as lampooning. Both creepy and very funny in turn.

Sunday 28 October, 3 pm: The Olive Tree (12A), a deceptively simple, soulful film filled with gentleness and charm which has two stars, the feisty Spanish actress and a vast, gnarled, thousand-year-old olive tree.