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Otford Community News - week commencing Mon 17th February

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  1. Kay Drake

    Kay Drake Member

    OTFORD Oast WI meet at 9.30am today, Thursday February 20, in the Memorial Hall. A talk will be given by Caroline Alexander on The History of Ladybird Books. New members are welcome, the first meeting is free. For further information email otfordoastwi@mail.com.

    YOU are invited to renew your promise, if you have been in Guiding, at 11.15 on Saturday at the flag pole on the green, outside St Barts to celebrate World Thinking Day. This is a day to connect with worldwide sisters and enjoy being part of an organisation with 10 million global members. Join them or follow them on social media using the hashtags #WTD2020 #Our Hands.

    PANCAKE Day is nearly upon us and Fair Feast 2020 is on Shrove Tuesday February 25 between 7.30 - 9.30pm at Otford Methodist Church. All ticket receipts and any donations are given through All We Can, the Methodist relief fund, to support work in an area of great need. This year, All We Can suggest that the money raised by Fair Feast 2020 will be used to support communities in Ethiopia which have been affected by their rapidly changing climate making it increasingly difficult to grow crops and earn a living. All We Can are supporting vulnerable families in those communities with crops that are better adapted to the climate, as well as arranging, as necessary, training in farming and business management. Tickets are £7 or £3.50 for students, and to reserve places contact Glan Cable 01732 457842 glen-chris.cable@sky.com.

    OTFORD Folk Dance Club meet at 8pm on Thursday February 27 at Walthamstow Hall Junior School with Peter Nixon calling. All kinds of mixed folk dances are on offer and all are welcome. Whether you have little or no knowledge, the caller will give help and your fellow dancers will also assist you. The emphasis is on friendly enjoyment rather than perfection If you would like more information ring Mary Butson, 01732 458356.

    NEWS from our churches include the World Day of Prayer service being held at 2pm on Friday March 6 at Otford Methodist Church. This year ‘Zimbabwe: Rise, take your mat and walk’ is the subject. There will be refreshments afterwards and everyone is welcome.

    St Bart’s have a churchyard working party on Saturday March 7. They are very short of helpers so if you could go along for an hour or so it would make a difference. Take some useful tools and just join in the fun.
    They also have a soup lunch between 12.00 noon and 2pm in the Church Centre on Monday March 16. Suggested donation is £5 for home-made soup and bread and a light dessert.

    MEMBERS wanted. Otford and Seal Trefoil Guild (guiding for adults) meet on the third Thursday of each month at Kemsing Library, for talks as well as for other various social events, and would like to hear from you if you might like to join them. This is a small friendly group of ladies who have once been Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers or Leaders in one form or another, but their numbers are sadly diminishing. Do join them and help to keep this Guild alive. For more information please contact me.

    TONBRIDGE & Malling Ramblers offer a short walk around Knole Park on Wednesday March 15 starting at 11a.m. Meet and park in the main Knole NT car park, £5 for non-members car share if possible (TN15 0RP, TQ538543). Good paths and tracks. Followed by lunch or coffee in the National Trust cafe. Toilets near the start. Dogs on short leads. This is a circular walk with an estimated finish time of 12:30. Contact: June, 01732 220477 07850 562527.

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