DYW: Roselands - January 12, 2011

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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.

THE ROYAL National Lifeboat Institute next meets on Friday January 14 at 10.30am for 11am, when Donna Young will be speaking about making wills and legacies.

Local branch meetings are held at the Fishermen’s Club in Royal Parade, and non members are welcome at the cost of £1.

You can register now to take part in the RNLI’s Stroll On Sunday, which will take place on Sunday January 30 with a sponsored Welly Walk.

The walk starts at the boathouse in Sovereign Harbour at 10am, passing the Inshore Lifeboat Station at 11am, and finishing at the RNLI Museum on the Wish Tower slopes at 12noon. The event will include a competition for children and a prize for the best dressed wellies. Adults pay £4 to register in advance, or £5 on the day. Children £3 in advance, £4 on the day. Under fives and dogs can take part for free. To register, contact Derek Legg on 735970 or email dlegg80@gmail.com

SEASIDE Townswomen’s Guild next meets on Wednesday January 19, when hotelier and restaurateur Neil Kirby will be speaking about his 28 years working at the world famous Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.

Neil will be interviewed by Paul James about his life and work in ‘From Park Lane to Royal Parade’, and will be signing copies of his autobiography ‘Celebrity Hotel’. Meetings are held in St Augustine’s Hall of Christ Church and begin at 2pm.

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

A QUIZ NIGHT will be the next social and fundraising event at Christ Church and will be held in St Augustine’s Hall, facing Hanover Road, on Saturday January 29 starting at 7.30pm. The quiz will be played in teams

of six, and the rounds will be fashion, music, sport, history, geography, music hall, natural history, and general knowledge. The cost is £6 per person, which includes a supper of soup and a roll followed by gateaux. To reserve a table call Meg on 487229. Don’t worry if you are on your own, as there will be a team that you can join.

ST WILFRID’S Hospice will benefit from a fundraising Burns Night Supper on Tuesday January 25, which will include a four course dinner, with haggis and a wee dram, and a piper.

The traditional Scottish celebration will be at the Langham Hotel, Royal Parade, with arrival from 7.30pm for dinner at 8pm, and tickets cost £18.50 per person. Diners are requested to wear something with a Scottish theme, which can range from a tartan bow tie or scarf to the full regalia. For more information or to buy tickets, call 731451 or email events@stwhospice.org

FORMER Mayor and Mayoress of Eastbourne, Councillor Greg Szanto and Mrs Clare Szanto will be revealing all about their time in office at a lunch on Monday January 31.

Called ‘A View From The Top’, the new series of lunches will have guest speakers that have reached the heights in their profession, and will be interviewed by Paul James about their life and work, spilling the beans on the highlights, lowlights, and some of their extraordinary experiences.

The lunch will be held at the Langham Hotel in Royal Parade at 12noon for 12.30pm and costs £16. To book, call 731451 as soon as possible.

THE WALSINGHAM Cell at Christ Church meets on the first Monday of each month in the memorial chapel at 6.15pm, and the agenda for 2011 is now available. Details of membership and the annual pilgrimage to Walsingham can be obtained by calling Freda on 731217 or Sheila on 735641.