DYW: Roselands - December 15, 2010

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SEASIDE Townswomen’s Guild members will be holding a Christmas party when they meet this afternoon (Wednesday, December 15).

Meetings are held in St Augustine’s Hall of Christ Church at 2pm, and new members and visitors are always welcome.

For more information about this friendly local branch of the Townswomen’s Guild, call Eileen on 767199.

THE FRIENDSHIP Club, based in the lounge of Duke Bernard Court, Latimer Road, meets tomorrow (Thursday) from 2.15-3.45pm.

This will be the final get together of 2010, and meetings will resume on January 6.

The weekly club is for senior citizens to play games, answer quizzes, or just sit and chat over a cup of tea.

It is the ideal way to make new friends, especially if you are new to the area.

The subscription is 50p a week, which covers the cost of refreshments.

For more details, telephone leaders 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 afternoon (Thursday) starting at 2.15pm.

The cost is £2 per person. For more details call Gladys on 720885.

A FREE craft demonstration will take place at ESK in Courtlands Road tomorrow (Thursday) from 5.30pm-7.30pm.

More information can be obtained by calling the craft department on 435537.

A WINTER play session for children aged five and over will be held on Saturday December 18 at Regency Park Community Centre, Wartling Road, from 9am-12noon.

There will be lots of indoor toys and games, crafts, and a healthy snack.

The children will be under the supervision of qualified staff, and the three hour session costs £4 per child. To book a place, call 415465 or 07930 144376.

A CHRISTMAS gala Sunday lunch will be available to get you in the festive spirit at the Langham Hotel on Sunday December 19, including an appearance from Santa Claus with a gift for each diner, and a chance to sing some carols, led by actor David Horne and accompanist Dr Terry Beams.

To book, call 731451.

IF YOU are planning to lose weight prior to Christmas, or in the new year after the excesses of the season, the Roselands Slimming World Group now meets every week in St Augustine’s Hall of Christ Church.

Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 5.30pm and 7.30pm, and full details can be obtained by calling Carol on 07523 214353.

THE FILM Forum, which usually meets in the Brodie Hall of Christ Church on the last Friday of the month, will not have a December meeting as it would coincide with New Year’s Eve.

The next forum will therefore be on January 28.

A SERVICE of Nine Lessons and Carols will be held at Christ Church in Seaside on Sunday December 19 at 6pm.

A CHRISTMAS day dip in the sea is planned for all swimmers willing to take the plunge and raise money for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Swimmers and spectators should meet on the beach opposite the Langham Hotel at 8am, and the hotel will be providing refreshments – including hot mulled wine – to keep everyone warm.

If you would like to join in this charity dip, more details can be obtained from events@stwhospice.org or call 731451 for information or to pledge your support.

A NEW Year’s Eve four-course gala dinner with live cabaret, fireworks and dancing until 1am, will be held at the Langham Hotel in Royal Parade on Friday December 31 at 7.15pm for 8.15pm. For all enquiries call 731451 as soon as possible to be sure of a place.