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February 2018 - Edition 269

Hayling Youngstars are busy rehearsing for their show ‘Stage and Screen’. Come and join us as they present some of your favourite songs from films that became Musicals and Musicals that became films. The show runs from Thursday 15th February through to Saturday 17th with evening shows at 7.30pm and a Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and are available from the Centre or online at

John Gedden from ‘Sinah Warren Honey’ will be running a Beekeeping Beginners Course on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February. The intensive theory course is delivered over the two days. For more information on the course please look at 

A fundraising ‘Whist Drive’ is to be held on Saturday 17th February. Arrival is for 12.30pm with a start at 1.00pm to 2.30pm. Tea will be served from 2.30pm to 3pm. The session will resume at 3pm to 4.30pm. Cost will be £2.00pp. Come either with a partner or by yourself and be given a partner. Early booking is advised as limited space. Please contact Russell McKerracher on 02392 463437 to reserve a place. We are extremely grateful to Russell for planning and putting on this event for the benefit of the Hayling Island Community Centre and ‘Thank You’ to all those who will come and support this event.

Come and learn about Microsoft packages on a six week course, every Monday, starting on 19th February 10am to 1pm. The course instructor is happy to help you with any relevant questions you may have. The £40 fee is to cover the cost of room hire with laptops provided. Please email to book or phone 02392 467545.

The first Quiz Night of the year is a fundraising event for the British Red Cross. Please come and support this worthy charity on Saturday 24th, 7pm for 7.30pm, by enrolling a team of up to 8 quizzers. Ticket cost is £10 per head to include a ploughman’s supper. To book your team please call the Red Cross House on 02392 465544.

Why not come and browse the many stalls that will be set up for the ‘Mind, Body & Spirit Fayre’ to be held on Sunday 25th from 11am to 4pm. There will be over 30 stalls for Healing, Therapies, Hand crafted goods, books, gifts, jewellery, Readers and much more. Entrance is £2.00 and there will be free workshops and talks throughout the day. Contact Paula on 07756 428798 or Kate on 07800 734911.

The HI Horticultural Society have organised the event ‘Gardeners Questions’ on Wednesday 28th. BBC Radio Solent will be recording the show which is to be hosted by Rebecca Parker, with Horticultural Writer, Lecturer and Broadcaster Andy McIndoe and Horticultural Writer, Broadcaster and Judge Pippa Bensley. Have your questions ready for recording which starts at 2.30pm. Admission is free. Refreshment tickets cost £2 from the Centre or Gill Elton on 02392 461942 which will entitle you to a drink, biscuits and a buttered scone. Doors open at 1.30pm. 

Bookings are now open for the coach trip to see ‘The Sound of Music’ at the Kings Theatre, Southsea. This event is being held on Thursday 8th March for the matinee performance. Tickets are £38.00 to include the coach which will depart from the Centre at 1pm from the road outside Hayling Park. Please phone or pop into the Centre to book.

Keep an eye on here for events in Hayling Island.