SUMMER FAYRE: This popular event will be taking place in Chatsworth Park, Telscombe Cliffs on Saturday July 8 from 1pm to 4.30pm. We are also looking for volunteer stewards throughout the afternoon, so if you have a spare hour or more, please let us know on 01273 589777, thank you.
BINGO EVENING: Today, Friday, 6.45pm for 7pm start at the Civic Centre in aid of Comic Relief Red Nose Day. Eight games played for £4, plus an additional Snowball (50p per single ticket) and Flyer game (£1 a sheet). Free cup of tea/coffee at half-time break.
CITZENS ADVICE BUREAU: Drop in advice surgery on the last Tuesday of each month from 10.30am to 12.30pm in the Civic Centre. Advice can also be gained via their website www.citizensadvice.org.uk. Adviceline 03444 111 444.
DANCE CLASS: Every Tuesday from 9am to 9.30am for pre-school children age 2 to 4 years, 3.50 per session, at the Civic Centre. Contact Anneli Smith via Civic Centre, 01273 589777.
YOGA: Every Monday from 7.15pm to 8.15pm at the Civic Centre. Contact Jane email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 07703 167895.
COMMITTEE MEETING: Amenities and Civic Centre Committee meeting on Monday at 7.30pm.
FOOTNOTES: After the waiting and phone calls, the aerial man turned up and erected a shiny new one on our roof. In the course of which a mystery that had been puzzling me, and which I had originally put down to old age memory loss, was solved. For some time I would suddenly discover that a pen or pencil was not where I could have sworn I had left it. My soft leather glasses case would also disappear from the desk only to re-appear on the sofa, or armchair. Now the man who fixed the aerial was on his knees feeding the wire through the wall and suddenly began to look frantically around him. Apparently a small screwdriver had gone missing. We had both began a careful search of the carpet, when I glanced up to see Chaplin settling down on the sofa and a small glint coming from his belly. Lifting him up there was the screwdriver. Pushing my hands under the cushions I found three pens, a pencil, two rubber bands and a paper clip. Now Chaplin sits on my desk and obviously thought it great fun to nick those items and have me thinking I was becoming senile.
Twice since I have caught him in the act and at least I know now where to look first whenever anything goes missing. I do not know if this is a retriever instinct, or a magpie complex, but he is too set in his ways now for me to change him. We settled down to mastering the mysteries of the new remote, no mean feat as the buttons now are so tiny, trying to hit the right one is akin to learning the piano. Fortunately it is quite long and too heavy for Chaplin to purloin. At least I hope it is. Enjoy your week and go safely.
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