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SPALDING Cactus and Succulent Society meets for the last time this year at Moulton Community Centre, 7pm, on Friday, October 18, for its annual meeting and mini show. Everyone is welcome, free admission and refreshments. There will be some interesting plants on display. For more information go to www.spalding.bcss.org.uk or phone Ron Wood on 01775 750324. Meetings resume in March.


WASTE freighters will be at the groundsmen’s shed on the Snowden Field on Saturday, 8-11am. One takes household waste, and the other green waste for composting (no plastic bags).

SATURDAY Strollers are five years old and to celebrate this anniversary regular walkers will be having a meal at a pub in Haconby on Saturday. To join the walkers, please be at the former St Guthlac School by 10am, which is half an hour earlier than the usual meeting time. The circular walk is from Haconby which is around five miles.

CROWLAND Town Society is holding its members’ lunch on Sunday,12.45pm for 1pm. Please do not arrive at Reform Street before 12.45am to allow worshippers to leave the premises. Phone Margaret Smith on 01733 210260 if you would like to attend.


THE Ruby Hunt Centre autumn fair is this Saturday, 10am-2pm when several stalls, tombola, face painting, raffle, cakes, refreshments etc will be on offer. If you would like to reserve a table or car space please phone 01775 820620 or 01775 822856.

CALLING all Scrabble players. Why not join members at the Ruby Hunt Centre, Mondays 1.30-3.30pm, for a social afternoon with tea and biscuits provided, everyone welcome.


CHRIST Church will be decorated for harvest on Sunday and will be open for viewing from 1pm with a Songs of Praise at 3pm.


HARVEST service will be held this Sunday at Holy Trinity Church at 3.30pm followed by meal in the Memorial Hall at 5pm. To book the meal phone Janet Cole on 01406 330441.


GOSBERTON Church Fellowship meets in the church hall on Monday, October 21, at 7.30pm, and takes the form of “Grandad’s shed quiz” with Rodney Cousins. Entry for members is £1 and non members £3, including a raffle and refreshments. For more information contact Pat Walters on 01775 840694.

TOMORROW the Churches Together Messy Church takes place in St Margaret’s Hall, Quadring, at 3.30pm. A fun afternoon with crafts, singing, puppets and food all based around a Bible theme. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Entry is free although a donation towards craft materials and food is welcome. For more information contact 01775 840694.

PARISH Council will next meeting on November 4, 7.30pm, at the Public Hall.

THE Public Hall is the venue for the Haven Group of Women’s Institutes on Tuesday, October 22, at 7.30pm. Doreen will entertain with poems and tales of everyday life. There will be a WI stall and a raffle. Tickets are £3.

BAPTIST church has a flower arranging workshop on Saturday, 10am to 4pm. There are a few spaces left for anyone who would like to join in arranging floral displays, which can be left in the church until after the harvest festival on the following day. Cost of the workshop, which includes all flowers and containers, is £20. Contact Janet Bullows on 01775 713341.

LINCOLNSHIRE Police are in the church hall next Wednesday, 10am to noon.

THE Good Companions Club has a mystery tour on Tuesday. Usual pick ups.

GOSBERTON Baptists celebrate their harvest festival on Sunday with a service at 2.30pm, which will be followed by tea. For catering purposes bookings for the tea should be made to Janet Bullows on 01775 713341. This year’s harvest produce will go to the Agape Food Bank which the Baptists support. Items required for the tub in the Baptist Church are UHT and dried milk, squash, pasta sauces, sponge puddings, custard and instant whip, cereals, jam, biscuits, instant mashed potatoes and pot noodles. There will be no morning service at the Baptist on that day.


TOMORROW Gosberton Clough and Risegate Primary School has an open afternoon to have a look round the school, meet the staff and pupils as well as some of the governors. On Monday there is a parents’ evening at the school from 3.30pm to 6pm.

GOSBERTON Churches Together with the Glen Group have a harvest quiz at the Risegate Duke of York today at 7.30pm. Produce will be accepted for the auction and all money raised will go to the British Heart Foundation.


OASIS Club for primary school age children meets on Saturday in the Reading Room, Church Street. Contact Gill Graper 01406 423803 for details.

JOHN Hopkin will be in All Saints’ Church on Saturday, 10am-noon to open and count donations in the Children’s Society boxes.

THERE will be an open meeting for those interested in reviving a flower festival in All Saints’ Church in 2014. The meeting is on November 6 at 7.30pm in the Mary Bass Room. Letters will be sent inviting interested parties but this meeting is open to anyone.

THERE will be no Evensong on Sunday. Instead All Saints’ Church will be taken over by Redeemed and their deanery drama performance of “This is your Life” at 6.30pm.

LPPG HERE-4-U meets today at the WI Hall, park Road at 10am. These are friendly, informal meetings of carers, people with dementia, plus their friends and families.


THE Baptist Church will be serving lunches tomorrow, 11am-1.30pm.

LONG Sutton Royal British Legion is preparing for its Poppy Appeal collection and Remembrance Tide events. Tony Button, Poppy Appeal organiser, says this year with all of the anniversaries coming up will be the best yet. Tony has commissioned a model of a Lancaster Bomber to commemorate Bomber Command, which has been donated by Simon Sauntson for the appeal. It will be raffled at the Co-op on October 17, 18 and 19. The poppy launch takes place at East Kirkby on October 26 and branch members with standard will attend. From this date there will be a collection and donations point at the Co-op for two weeks, along with house-to-house collections. The RBL Social Club has sponsored a darts match tomorrow and entrants are welcome. Register with the legion for a competition start time. There will also be a raffle and prize donations would be appreciated at the hall. During half term, pupils from the Peele Community College go on their annual pilgrimage to the battlefields. This year to Italy where wreaths will be laid on behalf of the college. The ACF are to attend East Kirkby launch day and will lay their wreath at Long Sutton memorial. Tony Button has organised, for the primary school, a two-day living history event on November 21 and 22. The event sponsored by local councillors will give an insight into wartime, the 40s, and the opportunity for the children to dress up in historical dress. For Remembrance Sunday on November 10 there will be wreath laying at 2.15pm at the memorial followed by a service of Remembrance at St Mary’s Church.


A pumpkin party is being held on Saturday, 7-11pm at the community centre, organised by the Moulton Chapel Tuliptime Committee. Tickets are family £15 and single £5 and include a filled jacket potato meal. There is a disco, raffle, bar and competitions with prizes for best fancy dress and carved pumpkin. Tickets are available by telephoning 01406 380551. Everyone welcome to enjoy a fun night.


WOMEN’S Institute meets on Monday at 7pm for its harvest supper and auction; members £3.50, non members £4. Competition is for a flower arrangement in a small pumpkin or squash.


SPECIAL bingo on Wednesday, October 23, in the village hall, will be to raise funds for the over 60s Christmas party. There will also be a cake stall at the event. Doors open 6.30pm for eyes down at 7.30pm. If anyone would like to donate a prize, however small, please phone June on 01406 422050. The Christmas party is on November 30 and invites will be posted in November. The meal and entertainment are free.


HOLBEACH Town Band and SADOS (Spalding Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society) are joining forces again to present an exciting evening of music from the musicals. The concert will take place at the Spalding Grammar School at 7.30pm on Saturday. Tickets are available from members of both organisations and from Calthrops Solicitors in Spalding and Holbeach. Tickets are £7, under 16s free. The band will open the concert with a varied selection of music from their repertoire, including Sky Fall and a selection of music from the musical Grease. SADOS will continue with a selection of songs. Then the band and singers will combine to perform the music and songs from three popular musicals.

SPALDING West Townswomen’s Guild meets today at 2.15pm in St John’s Church lounge, Hawthorn Bank. Speaker will be Alan Lambert on the subject “800 million dollar sting”. The competition is for an autumn photo. New members and visitors welcome.


THIS Sunday Mike and Judy will lead the final section of the 47 mile North Norfolk coastal path walk. Transport to the starting point in Sheringham for this seven mile walk will be by the Coasthopper bus, leaving from Old Hunstanton Post Office at 10am. Don’t forget your bus pass. Those wishing to make their own way to Sheringham should meet outside the Tourist Information Office in the town at 11.30am. The return journey from Cromer to the starting point will be by the 4pm Coasthopper. Further details from the leaders on 01775 680404.


THE fashion show, being arranged for next Tuesday in the village hall, has been cancelled. It is hoped to arrange this event in the spring.