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October 2018 - Edition 277

The autumn month of October is extremely busy with lots of events to cater for all tastes. The month begins with the annual ‘Ale-ing Fest’ beer festival with 30 real ales and 12 ciders on offer. Friday 5th doors open at 6.30pm and there will be live music from The Shamrock Keys. The afternoon session on Saturday 6th starts at 12 midday through to 4pm where there will be background music for easy conversation. Saturday evening session starts at 6.30pm with live music from The Nuthin Yet Band. Friday and Saturday tickets cost £9 in advance or £11 on the door and Saturday afternoon tickets are £5 (£6 on the door). Ticket price includes a commemorative Ale-ing Fest glass (while stocks last), a programme detailing all the beverages on offer and a token for one glass of beer or cider. Food will also be available to purchase.


Crafty Sister’s Events will be running their ‘Spooky Halloween Autumn Fayre’ on Saturday 13th October from 10am to 2pm. There will be something for the whole family including Kid’s Fancy Dress Competition, spooky photo booth, stalls, tombola, crafting corner, games and refreshments. All monies raised is in aid of local charities so please come along and have some fun. FREE ENTRY.


For all you ‘quizzers’ out there, why not get together a team of up to 8 on Saturday 13th October, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Schoolgirl, Emily Bottomley, is fundraising for a trip to Kenya with Camps International. Whilst on her trip she will be taking part in community projects which can include building classrooms, community centres, combat deforestation or protect wildlife. Tickets cost £10 to include supper. Please ring 02392 467562 to register your team.


‘Game Over’ will be hosting another of their popular events on Sunday 14th October from 10am to 5pm. The hall will be set up with ‘retro’ computer games, board games and plenty of lego to play with. For only £5pp you can stay as long as you like or leave and return to carry on your gaming throughout the day. Any money raised will be donated to the First Responders.


Lockdales Auctioneers will be holding a Specialist Valuation Day on Friday 19th October from 11am to 3pm. They will be offering free valuations, no obligation and no appointment necessary, just turn up on the day. Why not check through your cupboards and attics to see if you have anything of interest. The auctioneers are particulary looking for coins, jewellery, watches, stamps, antiques, pens, medals, clocks, scientific instruments, vintage toys, books & maps, cigarette and trade cards etc.


The Hayling Island Residents Association will be holding a “brief” AGM on Friday 19th October starting at 7.30pm. The AGM will be followed by the excellent speaker, Mr Nigel Jardine, Langstone Harbour Master. This speaker’s role is of key importance for Hayling’s economy, both business and leisure.


Hayling Musical Society would like to invite you to come to their production of The Bakewell Bake Off! The doors open at 6:30pm for the opening of the village fete so be sure to bring along some pocket money as there will be stalls for you to browse and enjoy. Come and join the folk of Bakewell for their annual bake off, where signature bakes combine with song and dance in a fantastic feast of fun! There are no seat numbers for this one so come along and sit where you like. The show starts on Wednesday 24th October through to Saturday 27th with the performance starting at 7.30pm. There will be a matinee performance on Saturday starting at 2.30pm. Tickets cost £12.00 for the evening performance. Wednesday 24th evening and the matinee tickets are £8.00.


We have some dates for your diary for November starting with the HI Horticultural Society talk entitled ‘Healthy Growth – No Dig Gardening’ by Charles Dowding on Friday 2nd November at 7.30pm.


We are pleased to announce the arrival of our first Gin Festival on Saturday 3rd November.
At The Gin Sessions you can expect to find a large selection of gins over 4 bars, some live music to keep your toe tapping, and masterclasses from industry experts. You will be presented on arrival with your copa style gin glass and a booklet with tasting notes.
There will be two sessions the first
12.30pm to 5pm and the second 6.30pm to 11pm.
Tickets £10 per person, includes entrance to the festival, your gin glass, gin talks, and the gin booklet. Book early to avoid disappointment.


Our next fundraising event for the Centre will be our popular Table Top Sale to be held on Saturday 17th November from 2pm to 4pm. Pitches cost £8. Bookings are now being taken so please ring 02392 467562 to book.


Why not do some Christmas shopping at Haskins Garden Centre at Swaythling on Friday 16th November leaving at 10am. The cost is £12.00pp. Also our popular Christmas Shopping trip to London is on Sunday 9th December departing at 9.30am. The cost is £18.00pp. Come and join us for a trip to the pantomime to see ‘Cinderella’ on Monday 17th December for the 6pm performance. The coach will leave from the road outside the centre at 4.30pm and the cost is £28.00pp.