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COWBIT

BINGO is this Friday in the village hall, doors open at 6.30pm for eyes down at 7.30pm. For more information phone 01406 380756.

CROWLAND

CROWLAND Cancer Fund is holding its annual meeting on Tuesday, May 14 at 8pm in the

Parish Rooms. If you wish to join, and bring new ideas, you are welcome.

CROWLAND Over 60s coffee morning is at Trinity Court, on Friday, 10am-noon. There will be a tombola and stalls including bric-a-brac, cakes, books and puzzles and a big raffle.

MUSIC from the time of the siege of Crowland will be performed by Divers Voyces at Crowland Abbey this Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7 on the door.

DEEPING ST JAMES

A programme of presentations and displays by local primary schools and performing arts group is being brought together as part of Deepings Arts Festival this Saturday at Deepings School, Park Road. There will also be a ceilidh in the evening with Akmeds Camel. Tickets for the dance are £10 or for a family of four £36, from 01778 345195 or 01778 342811. The price includes a ploughmans supper. Please take your own drinks and plastic glasses. Throughout the weekend there will be an art exhibition at the school and entry forms for this are available from www.deepingsarts.org.uk or from Black Cab Studio in Church Street. There will also be a bring and buy ‘art mart’ and art workshops. On Saturday Norman Rossiter will workshop ‘landscape in watercolours’ and on Sunday Val Littlewood will be doing ‘drawing and painting from the natural world’. Both workshops run from 10am to 2.30pm.

DONINGTON

DONINGTON and Quadring Royal British Legion Social Club’s entertainment for this weekend is dancing to Les Allit on Friday; Saturday in the lounge Tommy Curtis will entertain and on Sunday evening Budgie will perform. Doors open at 7pm for all events. Tony G will be the guest performer on June 1.

GOSBERTON

ONCE again members of Jean Bartle’s troupes, The Mad Tappers and Bosom Friends will be performing at the Public Hall tomorrow at 2pm. It is in aid of Jean’s charity, Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Tickets cost £3.50 which include entertainment by the Mad Tappers and Bosom Friends, and a delicious tea party with food supplied by members. Guests are being asked to wear something pink if possible. Tickets are available from Genifer in Gosberton on 01775 841033, or Barbara in Donington on 01775 821175 or at the door on the day.

GOSBERTON Good Companions Club meet today in the Public Hall. Next outing for members and friends is on Tuesday, May 14 and will take the form of a mystery tour. The coach leaves Godfrey Avenue at 9am.

LADIES Circle members are having a dinner outing on Thursday. The group has produced a recipe book from the recent bake off competition. The books are now on sale at £3 each, the proceeds will go towards buying a chemotherapy pump for ward 7A at the Pilgrim Hospital. The books are available from Belinda Taylor on 01775 840441 or Michelle Smith on 01775 840839.

LINCOLNSHIRE Police has a surgery in the church hall tomorrow from 10am to noon.

MOBILE library will be in Gosberton on Friday, May 17 at Field Close, 10-11am and Godfrey Avenue, 11.05am-noon.

GOSBERTON CLOUGH 

AND RISEGATE

MOBILE library will be in Gosberton Risegate on Thursday, May 16, 1-1.30pm at The Five Bells. For any enquiries and renewals ring 01522 782010.

HOLBEACH

HOLBEACH Town Band’s next monthly bingo is at the WI Hall, Park Road, on Friday. Eyes down at 7.30pm.

LONG SUTTON

BAPTIST lunches will be served this Friday from 11am until 1.30pm. All welcome.

CASH bingo is on Monday, May 13 at the RBL Hall, West Street.

Doors open at 7pm for eyes down at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be available.

MOULTON

DO you have a story to tell? Why not pop along to Toto Shoes on Thursday to meet Spalding Guardian/Lincolnshire Free Press reporter Winston Brown and have a chat about a story you may have, an event you’re planning or just to request a picture of your event.

Winston will be at the West Street shops from 9.30am to 5pm.

PINCHBECK

PINCHBECK Women’s Institute meets on May 13 in the village hall at 7.30pm. It will be the resolution evening and speaker Mrs M Rampley will talk about vintage underwear and swimwear. The competition is a photo of pre 1960 swimwear. Visitors welcome.

SPALDING

THERE is still time to see Broad Street Methodist Church’s flower festival which closes at 4pm today. On Friday there is a concert by Eric Wayman and the Haven Singers of Boston starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £6 and can be obtained at church today or from 01775 769438.

WELLAND SENIORS’

FORUM

THE next open meeting of the Welland Seniors’ Forum will be next Tuesday at Pinchbeck Church Hall, Rose Lane, at 2pm. The speakers will be Terry McGuire representing the consortium for the re-development of the old Johnson Hospital and Hazel Headland who will talk about Victim Support. Refreshments will be available and a raffle will be held to help the forum’s costs. Any questions regarding the forum phone the chairman on 01775 711427.