Down Your Way (June 27th): Town Centre

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TODAY (Wednesday) in All Soul’s Church, Susans Road, Mark Smith and Anastasia Witts will present classical songs at the lunchtime concert at 1pm. Next week, Rosie Sargeant and David Nicholles will lead the concert.

ALSO TODAY, the Salvation Army Band and Songsters will give a programme of ‘Music for a Summer Evening’ in the Langney Road Citadel at 7.30pm.

TOMORROW (Thursday), at 10am in the Lady of Ransom Roman Catholic Church Centre, a Coffee and Prayer morning is being held for all grandparents. The morning will include input from the Parish Priests Raglan Hay-Will, David King and Neil Chatfield. Coffee will be served. Grandchildren are welcome to accompany their grandparents. Recordings of the talks from the ‘Life in the Spirit’ Seminars are available from Teresa or Scott. To order call 01424 753613.

ALSO on Thursday, members of the Eastbourne and South Downs Philatelic Society (ESDPS) will take part in an open competition to present 16 pages of their stamps. This always gives a good display of a great variety of stamps. Steve Cross will follow, showing his stamps on the theme ‘Fictional Detectives’ which promises to be a very interesting topic. The evening is held in The St. John’s Ambulance Brigade HQ (upstairs) in Bourne Street starting 7.30pm and everyone is welcome to visit.

ON Saturday, June 30, Eastbourne Rambler’s Club has a five mile leisurely walk. Meet at Exceat Country Park bus stop at 1.15pm. There will be a stop for a cream tea at Litlington before proceeding to the finish at Exceat at 5pm.

ALSO on Saturday, from 10am there is live music on the stage at the Underground Theatre Coffee morning from Gary Davies and his ukulele, singing George Formby songs, accompanied by Kali and Katie on the guitar and penny whistle. Free admission.

IF YOU enjoy quizzes, then a light hearted one is being held in the Central Methodist Church Hall, Langney Road, from 10am on Saturday, June 30, to help with the purchase of decorative materials for the Local Mother and Baby Home in Eastbourne. This is run by the children’s charity Action for Children and during the morning a DVD will be shown, highlighting some of the work with young people and parents that is undertaken by the charity. Coffee will be available.

THE Berry Pomeroy Care Home, run by the Eastbourne Free Church Women’s Council, is holding a Summer Garden Party in its garden in Compton Street, behind the Grand Hotel, on Saturday, June 30, 2.30pm-5pm.The entrance fee, £2.50, will include tea/coffee and cake.

THE St. John’s Guild for the Blind provides a midweek entertainment and worship for visually-impaired Christians of all denominations on the first Wednesday of the month, 2.15pm-4.15pm. This is held in the Blind Centre, Longstone Road, except in July and October, when a short Eucharist is held in St. Luke’s Church, Stone Cross, followed by tea. Willing drivers are needed to transport members to and from meetings. If you can help call the secretary Christine Mullen on 840672.

‘THE Melody Magpies’, consisting Susan, Shirleen and Margaret, accompanied by Jenny Beckwith, will give a lunchtime recital in St. Saviour’s Church, South Street, at 1pm on Monday, July 2. Coffee and biscuits will be served at the conclusion. The recital is in aid of the church’s magnificent organ. All are welcome.

ON SUNDAY, July 1, a Garden Party is being held in the Vicarage Garden at 12.30pm following the 10.30am Sung Mass and coffee. The entrance fee will include a buffet lunch and a drink. Non church members are welcome to support this event.