DYW: Town Centre - January 19, 2011

ON MONDAY evenings, 7pm-8pm in the WRVS Centre, Hyde Road, a Ladies Cultural Keep Fit Class is held each week. It is led by an experienced teacher from a different country each time. Call 735772 - cost £1.50 per session.

TRADITIONALL Sunday, January 23, is traditionally within the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, when clergy from other Churches lead worship or preach the sermon in neighbouring churches.

At 6pm there is a United Service for the town’s central churches at the Salvation Army Citadel, Langney Road, when both lay and ordained church members share to lead the service.

ON TUESDAY, January 25, Pat Thorne will givesome tips on Going to an Auction to the friendship hour at the Central Methodist Church Hall, Langney Road, from 2pm.

THE LEADER of the guild at St. Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Blackwater Road, Miss Mary Staplehurst, talks about her visit Around the Dordogne on Tuesday, January 25 at 2.30pm. Visitors are welcomed warmly.

DO YOU have memories of ‘stitching’ during World War Two – sewing at school for troops overseas, or knitting balaclavas in an underground shelter? What did your family do to Make do and Mend? The Redoubt Fortress is researching the significance of embroidery in those times, for an exhibition at the Fortress in 2011. If you have memories you would like to share call Karen Taylor on 07754 316233 or write to her at the Redoubt Fortress, Royal Parade, BN22 7AQ.

THE PHOENIX Choir presents a Haydn and Mozart concert in St. Saviour’s Church, South Street, on Saturday ,January 29, at 7.30pm. For ticket details call 521283.

ON SATURDAY, January 22, from 10am-noon an Art Exhibition by Sussex Down’s Art Group is being held at the coffee morning in the Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road. It will include paintings and collages covering a wide range of subjects. Entry is free, with coffee, tea and homemade cakes available.

AT THE same venue, on Friday January 28, jazz fans are in for a treat when the Sue Richardson Quintet present a memorable evening, including a tribute to trumpeter/vocalist Chet Baker, at 8pm.The bar and coffee bar opens from 7.30pm. For tickets, call 737677 or on the door (if available).

WOULD you like a Sunday Day out, visiting the old shops, Parish Church and Church House at Alfriston? The Cuckmere Community Bus leaves Stop M Terminus Road at 9.40am and 11.40am to Alfriston - time to browse around before catching the 2.45pm service from the Market Cross back to Eastbourne.

On Thursdays the service 43 goes from stand M Terminus Road at 10.10am to Jevington. You can work up an appetite with a walk on the Downs and lunch at the Hungry Monk or Eight Bells. The return time is 3.20 pm at the Eight Bells and two minutes later at the Hungry Monk.

ARE YOU a dad, stepdad, grandad, uncle or any other male carer? A dad’s group meets on the last Saturday of January at the Children Centre, Seaside, near the Leaf Hall from 10.30 am to noon.

It gives a great opportunity to play with your children in a fun and friendly environment and meet other dads. Lunch is available for a small price. For details call 464160.

VOLUNTEERS working on the DGH wards can be extra arms and legs for the patients. They can tend flowers and plants, tidy lockers or shop in the Friend’s shop and help staff by carrying out routine tasks such as listening to patients worries, reading or writing letters on their behalf. If you can help, call Corinne France on 417400 extension 4880 or call into the volunteer office at the hospital.