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Otford Community News - week commencing Mon 8 Aug

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  1. Kay Drake

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    Otford Heritage Centre is holding another Coffee and Cake morning, at the centre, between 10.30am and 12 noon on Tuesday August 23 and you are invited to go along. Admission is free and everyone is warmly invited. As well as seeing the present displays, including the model of Otford Palace, photographs of local wildlife and information about, and models of, World War 2 V1s and V2s, it is an opportunity to meet those already working as volunteers to make it all possible. If you would like to go, and they very much hope that you will, please phone Tina Freke 01959 524661 to reserve a place.

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    Otford Evening WI
    meet at 7.30pm Thursday 11th in the Club Room of the Memorial Hall when their speaker will be Don Dray who will give an amusing and nostalgic insight into the History of the British Seaside. If you would like to join them please contact their President 01959 524831 for more information.

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    Otford's twin town of Hardelot
    , between Boulogne and Le Touquet, is being visited by coach on Saturday September 3 and you are invited to join in. The committee look forward to receiving your application to travel by ferry from Dover to Calais, leaving Otford at five minutes to six a.m. It is anticipated that you will return to Otford by 8pm in the evening. The cost is £38 per adult, children free, plus £5 per adult, £10 per family, if you have not yet paid this year’s subscription The Tourist Office are organising activities for the children including an optional 1K running race for children born between 2005 and 2012 and 2K for those born between 2001 and 2004. Contact Jane Lawrey at Otford Parish Council as soon as possible 01959 524808.

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    Otford Library
    now has a Home Library Service, available to anyone who is no longer able to get to the Library. The area they cover is Farningham, Eynsford, Shoreham, Otford and Knatts Valley. Ring 01959 522488 for more information.

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    Friends of the Earth, Sevenoaks Branch
    , meet on the borders of Otford and Kemsing at 8pm on the third Tuesday of each month. If you are interested in joining them contact John on 01959 524906 for more information.

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    For any girls or volunteers interested in joining Girlguiding Otford there is a website to register your interest, log onto www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested or call 0800 1 69 59 01. They especially need female adult volunteers, over 18, who would be interested in helping at their Guide unit meetings.

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    The Citizens Advice Bureau
    holds a surgery every Tuesday between 10am and 12 noon in the School House, High Street. There is no need to book but if you would like to make an appointment then call 01732 454443.

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    Otford Tennis Club
    is a small friendly club that welcomes new members. If you are interested in joining please contact Alison.dykes@lwcdial.net for details. There are regular playing sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well as Sunday mornings.

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    Serendip, a group of senior citizens, meet every Thursday between 9.30 and 10.30am in the Methodist Church Halls to enjoy a gentle exercise class specifically designed for their ages and abilities. The class is followed by coffee/tea and biscuits. If you are interested in joining this small, friendly, group then simply go along wearing comfortable clothing and flat footwear. This is a unisex class for all abilities. If you would like more information contact Kay Drake whose details appear below.

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    If you enjoy Ballroom, Latin, & Sequence dancing then this monthly event will be just right for you. Spend the evening dancing, have a drink, and a chat, while you dance the night away. Monthly dances have been held in the Memorial Hall for nearly 30 years on a Sunday evening but the number of people ballroom dancing is on the decline so if this is something you enjoy go along and join the fun. Entrance is £5.50, times are 19.30 - 22.15, take along your own drinks. To find out more please call Les or Barbara 01474 324759 or email l.johnson1@sky.com.

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    Otford Primary Schools 11th reunion
    will be held between 11.30am and 4pm on Saturday September 3 at The Rising Sun, Twitton, TN14 5JR, and you are invited to go along and meet up with old school friends, and staff from the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s. A pre-ordered buffet will be available at £6 per head. Contact Nick Staples 01732 843116, otford.reunion@outlook.com.

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    Otford Allotments Association
    have a number of plots available for rental at their site, behind the Methodist Church and adjacent to the High Street Recreation ground, at an incredibly inexpensive rental. If you are interested in allotment gardening contact Roger Beasley, the Parish Agent, 01732 463072.

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    There is still time to register for Hospices of Hope’s Something Silver Fun Run in Knole Park at 2.30pm on Sunday September 18 to celebrate 25 years of providing hospice care in South East Europe. Run, skip or walk 2K or 5K to raise money for children and adults suffering from terminal or life-limiting illnesses. Registration is at 1:30pm, Warm up 2:15pm and Race 2:30pm. Entry fee includes bib, medal and t-shirtAdult £12.50 (£15 on the day) children under 14 £8 (£10 on the day) includes bib & medal and family of 4 (2 adults 2 children) £35. Contact Amy 01959 525110 amy@hospicesofhope.co.uk.
     

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