CHILE is the theme of the next Pudding and Wine Club Lunch when Nick Kowalski, of Ventisquero, is the guest speaker. Chilean food and wine will be served, with a different wine for each course. Chef Michael Titherington will speak about the food and why each dish has been chosen to accompany a particular wine. The lunch is at the Langham Hotel, Royal Parade, on September 6 and is open to all - book on 731451.
ST JOHN Ambulance Retirement Fellowship meets at St John Headquarters, Bourne Street, on September 6, 2.15pm. New members will be made very welcome, whether retired or ex-members of St John or anyone interested in the work of St John Ambulance. Details from Joan on 506855. The Fellowship meets on the first Thursday of every month.
THERE is a whist drive in St Augustine’s Hall of Christ Church on September 6, at 2pm. The cost is £2.50 per person. For more details ring Gladys on 720885.
ESK Gardening Club meets on September 6 when Sarah Khusal presents Nursery News, a round up of what is going on at your local nursery. There will also be an opportunity to get one-to-one gardening advice. Meetings are at the Garden Centre in Courtlands Road, 5.30pm-8pm. The Club is free to join and meets every Thursday in the summer months. Members also receive a 10% discount on plants from Monday-Friday. To join, call 722922, visit www.eskplants.co.uk for an online application form, or speak to a member of the team at the ESK garden centre.
WEATHERMAN Michael Fish is guest speaker at two Ladies’ Lunch Club lunches on Tuesday September 11 (ladies only) and Wednesday September 12 (open to everyone) at the Langham Hotel, Royal Parade, noon for 12.30pm. Bookings need to be made as soon as possible on 731451.
THE RNLI, local branch, next meets on Friday, September 14, when Mark Sampson will speak about the River Thames. Meetings are in the West Dean suite of the Langham Hotel,10am for 10.30am, and admission is £1 which includes a raffle ticket. Tea and coffee will be available. Non members are welcome - further details from Derek Legg on 735970.
A FIFTIES Night will be the next social and fundraising event at Christ Church and will be held in St Augustine’s Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday, September 15. This will be a nostalgic evening when a variety of speakers will share reminiscences of theatre, cinema, television, music, adverts, wireless, the food, the Royal Family, the fashions, and life in general in the 1950s. Tickets cost £8 and will include a ploughman’s supper and a 1950s style pudding of fruit in jelly - booked with Meg on 487229.
FAMILY Board Games inspired by famous battles are currently on display at the Redoubt Fortress, Royal Parade, and there is also an opportunity to play some of the games. The exhibition War Games is open every day except Monday, 10am-5pm. Details on 410300 or visit www.eastbournemuseums.co.uk