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KEEPING FIT: Rosemary Quinnell, is a fully qualified KFA teacher, and runs a fitness through movement, exercise and dance class every Monday morning from 10.30am to 11.30am at Willingdon Memorial Hall in Church Street Willingdon. For further information please ring Rosemary on 01323 740470 or 07922081687 to just go along to the class.

GENTLE YOGA: Sue Davies taches Yoga on a Monday afternoon from 2.40pm to 4.10pm at Willingdon Memorial Hall. The stretching and opening poses help loosen the spine, hips and shoulders with special breathing and relaxation techniques to calm the mind. The cost per session is £5 and beginners are welcome. Ring Sue on 01323 423279 or email suedavies1@gmail.com for further information.

MORE YOGA: Sally Sampson runs a Luna Rhythms Yoga group which meets every Wednesday morning from 9.15am to 10.30am at Willingdon Memorial Hall. This is a relaxing, meditative class that tones and strengthens the body and brings harmony to the mind. The group moves closer to the rhythms of nature by following the cycles of the seasons and the moon and so the practices are adapted accordingly. For further information please ring Sally on 07846467333 or email sally.sampson@googlemail.com or visit www.luna-yoga.co.uk .

FOLK DANCING: Silvia McIntyre runs the Willingdon International Folk Dance Group which meets from 2pm to 3.30pm on Wednesday afternoons at Willingdon Memorial Hall. Silvia teaches mostly dances from the Balkans and countries with similar traditions, such as Russia, Armenia and Israel. The group also learns some more exotic dances, as well as those from Western Europe and modern circle dances. Most of the dances are performed in a line or circle so require no partner. Beginners of any age are welcome as well as those with some experience. The cost is £5 per session which includes tea and biscuits. For further information ring Silvia on 01323 502962 or email her at silviamcintyre@hotmail.com .

LACE CLUB: Triangle Lace Club members will be meeting at Trinity Church Hall in Coppice Avenue from 10am to 2pm to-morrow Saturday October 10. This is an active friendly club promoting all forms of bobbin lace. All lace makers of any age are welcome. There is a trade stand with lace supplies and equipment and guidance on the art of lace making can be given. The cost including refreshments, raffle and insurance is £5. For further information, please contact Rowena Gausden on 01323 484165.

ASTRONOMY: Eastbourne Astronomical Society will be meeting from 7.30pm to 10pm to-morrow Saturday October 10 at Willingdon Memorial Hall for their AGM. Dr Boris Artamomov will also be giving a talk entitled ‘the observer’s point of view’.

BRITISH QUEEN: Two Bob Band will be performing at 8.30pm on Saturday October 10 at the British Queen.

SALVATION ARMY: Emma Vieira is the director of community relations for Sunrise Senior Living. She arranges a lot of events, not only for the residents, but for the whole community. On Sunday October 11 from 3.30pm to 4.30pm the Salvation Army will be going to Sunrise at 6 Upper Kings Drive to play and give a brief talk and everyone is invited. Ring Emma on 01323 525000.

THE STRANGER: During the 10.30am service on Sunday October 11at Trinity Church Coppice Avenue Willingdon, St Andrew’s Drama Group will be performing their autumn play entitled ‘The Stranger’. The story tells of a stranger who arrives in a village where opinions of whether or not he should stay are divided. Some resent him while others feel he could be an influence for good. It seems appropriate at this time, with the refugee crises concerning us all. The performance includes four songs.

NOTEWORTHY VOICES: This local acapella choir will be performing a concert at St Mary’s Church Willingdon at 7.30pm on Sunday October 11. The singing is from pre-Bach to post-Beatles, evoking contemplation and adoration. Tickets are available at the door on the night. They are £6 for adults, or £12 for the family, with students going free. Refreshments are available in the interval.

WINDMILL TALK: Polegate Windmill will be meeting from 2pm to 5pm each Sunday until the last Sunday in October. On Sunday October 11 there will also be the annual talk by Peter Hill. Admission for the talk is free and tours of the mill can still be taken.

OPEN MORNINGS: Willingdon Community School in Broad Road Willingdon are currently holding open mornings for the 2016 intake. The first one was on September 29. They will also be held at 9am on Tuesday October 13 and 9am on Wednesday October 14. Please contact the school on 01323 485254 to make an appointment or email office@willingdonschool.org.uk . Alternative arrangements should be made direct with the school.

MEETING: Willingdon Residents’ Association will be having their general meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday October 14 at Trinity Church in Coppice Avenue. Rebecca Preston, a young student, will be giving a talk on her trip to Uganda last year. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be available.

3 MMM’S MEETING: The 3 MMM’s meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 8pm in St Mary’s Church Hall Willingdon. The last meeting was particularly interesting, combining cheese tasting with a literary talk on Charles Dickens’ novels where various cheeses are mentioned – quite ingenious. Ring 01273 814723 for details of talks and tutored tastings. The next 3 MMM’s meeting is on October 14 when Graham Albon will be giving a talk on inland waterways of Great Britain. Everyone is welcome.

COFFEE MORNING: The students with learning disabilities will be helping out at a coffee morning at Chalk Farm Hotel in Coopers Hill Willingdon from 10.30am to 11.45am on Thursday October 15. Delicious home-made cakes are on offer and there will be a raffle, greetings cards and plants for sale. And do visit the garden centre behind the hotel where there is a large selection of plants and shrubs and winter hanging baskets.

PROBUS CLUB: Willingdon Probus Club will be meeting at 10.15am for 10.30am on Thursday October 15 at the Red Lion in Willingdon Village. Ian Oddy will be giving a talk entitled ‘betes noires’ – which according to the dictionary means ‘a person or thing that one particularly dislikes or dreads’ – should be interesting.

TRINITY DINERS: The next Trinity Diners’ lunch at Trinity Church Hall in Coppice Avenue is on Friday October 16 at 12 noon. The menu will be fruit juice, chicken and ham pie or vegetable pie, new potatoes and seasonal vegetables, followed by apple sponge and cream and tea or coffee. To reserve a place, please ring Jennie on 01323 484189. Meals are priced at £5.50.

MAYOR’S CHARITIES: Eastbourne Mayor Cllr Janet Coles’ two chosen charities for her year in office are Eastbourne RNLI and the JPK Sussex Project which aims to provide a supported residential centre for people with a learning disability. The project co-ordinator of JPK is Jill Parker MBE - a Willingdon resident. The next mayor’s charity event to be held is a barn dance on October 17 at the Winter Garden. It is at 7pm for 7.30pm until 11pm. Tickets are £20 for adults and £10 per child and include a Tex Mex buffet. Please ring the Mayor’s office on 01323 415020 or email mayorsoffice@eastbourne.gov.uk for tickets.

BINGO NIGHT: Friends of Willingdon Community School in Broad Roadare organising a Family Bingo Night at 7pm on Friday October 16. It is just £1 a card and there are some large cash prizes to be won. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. To guarantee your place, please email friends@willingdonschool.org.uk

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