OTFORD Folk Dance Club meet at 8pm tonight, 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. SEVENOAKS Local RSPB group continue their 2020 evening events at 7.45pm on Thursday March 5 in the Memorial Hall with a presentation which is very applicable to a county well surrounded by coastline entitled “Life between the Tides”. The speaker is Andrew Cleave an accomplished photographer and naturalist. The charge for non local group members is £3.50 and £2.50 for group members. Details of this and all local group activities can be found on their web site https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/sevenoaks and other news on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/RSPBSevenoaks/. Their next expert led field trips, which are free and an ideal way to learn about birds, are on Sunday March 22 to Oare Marsh, led by John Waterman 07935 206618 and Wednesday March 25 to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, led by Anne McGregor 01732 454304. 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.