HOSPICES of Hope in the High Street are holding a Cider Tasting from 7pm on Wednesday July 17 at the Bull Public House, High Street. Tickets £15 to include snacks, a soft drink, the chance to taste up to 6 different ciders and a talk by Kentish Pip Ciders . There will also be a light hearted cider themed quiz. To book visit www.hospicesofhope.co.uk, call 01959 525110, email firstname.lastname@example.org OTFORD Oast WI meet at 9.30am on Thursday July 18 in the Memorial Hall for a talk given by Alexander Stewart about Felicity Hat Hire. New members welcome, the first visit is free. For further information email email@example.com. DURING the summer holidays Kent libraries run the Summer Reading Challenge from Saturday July 13 until Saturday September 14. This involves encouraging children aged 4-11 years to read 6 books during the holidays. Children collect stickers and other incentives along the way and get a medal and a certificate when they finish reading all 6 books .The Challenge for 2019 is called ‘Space Chase’ and has been inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Lorriane, our Librarian, would welcome all primary school aged children to go and join Otford library, if they haven’t already done so, and participate in the Summer Reading Challenge. Over the years she have seen many children thoroughly enjoy taking part in this event and as a result have developed a love of reading. Otford Art Group have kindly agreed to produce some ‘space themed’ paintings to complement the children’s summer reading challenge. The paintings will be ‘hanging from the ceiling’, so do pop into the library over the summer and take a look. OPEN DAY at Otford Allotments from 10.00 until 12.00 noon on Saturday July 20 all welcome to go and walk around their lovely site which is behind the tennis courts on the High Street Recreation Ground. There will be a tasting table with a sample of produce grown on site and also their scarecrows will be coming out of hiding and hoping for your vote for the best one on the site. They look forward to welcoming you. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. HOSPICES of Hope’s in the High Street have just renovated their delightful patio tea garden at the rear of their premises where 7 days a week you can enjoy morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon teas. Their scones are legendary and have received praise from all corners of the globe. In the front shop there is an opportunity to buy clothes, toys, bric-a-brac, books, jewellery, china, glass and furniture so you can browse, and then you can enjoy refreshments whilst all the time supporting this wonderful charity which is largely staffed by volunteers. If you would like to volunteer and could spare 3 or more hours a week to help please speak to Julie or Cornel 01959 524322 or to help with administrative tasks in their offices call 01959 525110 or email email@example.com. ROCKDALE Senior Living is the Waitrose Green Coin Community Schemes chosen charity this month so please remember to collect your coin when you are shopping and insert it into the Rockdale box to help raise funds.