OTFORD Evening WI meet tonight at 7.15pm in the Memorial Hall for their birthday meeting when they will celebrate with a hot supper and a talk by Jonathan Fryer on ‘The humorous side of being an actor’. Tickets are available from Chris Bourne 01959 522485. OTFORD’s Annual Assembly of the Electors of the Parish, more commonly called the Annual Parish Meeting, will be held at 7.30pm on Monday April 16 in the Club Room of the Memorial Hall. You are invited to go along at 7pm for refreshments before the meeting starts. This is your chance to ask questions about what is happening in the village and talk to representative from village organisations who will be present. OTFORD Sports Association will be awarding the Kirsch Cup at this meeting to Bea Henderson, who is in Year 6 of Otford Primary School. This cup is awarded every year to a promising young local sportsperson, or a person who has made a valuable contribution to any village recreational activity. Bea was nominated by her school as an acrobatic gymnast who is so modest that even her classmates and children have only just found out how talented she is. She trains for a minimum of 15 hours a week, as well as keeping up her school work and has competed in her sport at regional and now international level. She will be competing in the World Championships and she is on track to represent her country in the next couple of years. Although her sport is not currently part of the Olympics, she is working at an Olympic standard. OTFORD Society’s AGM will be held at 8pm on Thursday April 19 in the Memorial Hall when current committee of offices and trustees will stand together for re-election. Any nominations for new offices must be received in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours before the meeting. Once the formal business is complete there will be reports on village projects including the Traffic Management Working Group and an outline of the Society’s fund raising plans for 2018. VOCE CONCERT. This gifted group of formal choral scholars from Trinity College, Cambridge and friends return to St Bart’s Church at 7.30pm on Saturday April 21. They will sing music ranging from the sixteenth century composer Allegri to a modern close-harmony arrangement of John Brown's Body, and a selection of classic hymns of pilgrimage. As well as music performed by the full choir there will be items by a smaller ensemble - with string accompaniment, and an organ solo. Tickets at £15, which includes refreshments, are available from the church office, mornings only 01959 523185. Do go along with your friends to hear this talented choir on a spring evening in the newly refurbished church. OTFORD Library offers a range of activities each week including: Story time, every Tuesday 2.30-3.00pm, term time only. No need to book and this is a free activity. Baby Bounce and Rhyme time, every Monday 11.00-11.30am throughout the year. No need to book and this is a free activity. Talk time, every Monday 11.30-12.30am. All welcome to join, sit in the library for tea/coffee, biscuits and a chat. They would love to see some new faces. Computer /IT assistance on Mondays and Saturdays 10.00am-12.00pm. It is necessary to make an advance booking for this either by phoning 03000 41 31 31 and asking to be put through to Otford library or by going into the library to book an appointment. The library has free public Wi-Fi. When people join the library they can bring their iPad/tablet or laptop, are able to connect to the internet and get help from a volunteer. Alternatively customers are welcome to use one of the public computers. There is no charge for this service. Please do contact Lorraine if you would like further information. Lorraine Young, Otford Library, Kent County Council, 03000 41 41 41, email Lorraine.email@example.com HEARING Dogs for Deaf People are holding a Great British Dog Walk from Ightham Mote at 9.30am on Saturday April 21. The cost is £10 if booked online, or £12 on the day, children free. Take along your family, friends, dog and a picnic. A great way to spend a day while helping change deaf people’s lives. To sign up go to www.greatbritishdogwalk.org. OTFORD and District Historical Society meet on Wednesday April 18 when Francine Payne will talk about Joyce Green and the River Hospitals. You can find out more about Joyce Green and Dartford Hospital Histories by looking at Francine’s website at http://dartfordhospitalhistories.org.uk/. Meetings are held in the Memorial Hall, with adjacent free parking after 6pm. Doors open at 7.30pm when refreshments will be available. Talks start at 8pm. Membership for the year costs £10 and visitors are very welcome at £3 per meeting (there is no charge for students). You are able to renew your membership, or join the Society, at any meeting during the year ST Bartholomew’s church is holding its annual service to commemorate departed loved ones at 3.00pm on Sunday May 6. All welcome to attend.