Down Your Way: Roselands and Seaside - March 14

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THE Friendship Club for senior citizens meets tomorrow (Thursday) in the lounge of Duke Bernard Court, Latimer Road, 2.15pm-3.45pm. Members meet on a social basis to chat over a cup of tea, or take part in quizzes and games. A weekly subscription of 50p covers the cost of refreshments. More details from Hazel or Dick on 722450.

A WHIST Drive for everyone who enjoys a friendly game of cards will be held in St Augustine’s Hall of Christ Church tomorrow (Thursday) starting 2.15pm. The cost is £2.50 per person. For more details ring Gladys on 720885.

FRIENDS of Princes Park member Phil Gardner will give an illustrated talk about Eastbourne in the 1960s on Saturday, March 17, in the parish hall of Christ the King, Princes Road from 3pm-5pm. Doors open at 2pm and there will be a short break for tea/coffee and biscuits during the afternoon. Entry is £2.50, which includes refreshments. All proceeds to Friends of Princes Park funds.

A ST PATRICK’S Day will be celebrated at the Arlington Arms on Saturday, March 17. Young local singer Chloe Paige will sing a collection of folk and Irish ballads. Irish Lamb stew will be on the menu and there will be lots of Guinness Hats to give away. For full details, call 724365.

A FAMILY Mass for Mothering Sunday will be held at Christ Church on Sunday. March 18, starting 10.30am.

A MOTHERING Sunday lunch is available at the Langham Hotel on Sunday, March 18, 12.30pm-2pm, with entertainment by singer Paul Turner, a glass of bubbly on arrival and a gift for your mother or grandmother. A special Mothering Sunday afternoon tea will be served 3pm-5pm, with champagne, finger sandwiches, homemade scones and cakes, plus a Mother’s Day gift. To book, call 731451.

TO commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, Philip Littlejohn will speak at two events in Eastbourne.

Philip’s grandfather, Alexander Littlejohn, was a First Class steward on the Titanic and survived the sinking through being asked to man lifeboat number 13. Philip has written a book called Waiting For Orders about the Titanic’s tragic voyage and his grandfather’s experiences, with many original photographs, and he will speak at a Literary Lunch on Tuesday, March 20, at the Langham Hotel.

Philip Littlejohn will be guest speaker at the Ladies’ Lunch Club, also at the Langham, on Wednesday, March 21. The menu at both lunches will recreate dishes that passengers ate on board the Titanic, served with identical wines. To book for either lunch, call 731451.

STATIONS of the Cross will be followed every Friday throughout Lent at Christ Church in Seaside, starting at 6pm. Also at St Agnes Church, Whitley Road, every Friday after the 10am Mass.

A SUPER-soup lunch to raise money for Christian Aid and Cafod will be held in St Agnes Church Hall on Monday, March 30, noon-2pm. If you would like to attend, or can provide vegetables for soup making, call Cathy on 646038 or Sarah on 646079.

Lenten Lunches are currently being held in St Agnes Church Hall every Thursday at 12.30pm, to which all are welcome. Proceeds from the Lenten Lunches go to help the work of the Beachy Head Chaplaincy

PAUL JAMES, Tel: 01323 722338, roselands_seaside@o2.co.uk