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December 2018 - Edition 279

This is such a wonderful time of the year to get together and celebrate all the festive events that are happening over the month of December. The Christmas trees and decorations are up to give a lovely welcoming festive feel to the Centre. 

The month begins with Crafty Sisters ‘Christmas Market’ on Saturday 1st from 10am to 2pm in aid of local charities. There will be live music entertainment and the children can meet and greet with Elsa from Frozen and Santa and his elves. There will be lots of stalls selling handcrafted and new gifts, face painting, kids crafting corner, refreshments and much more. Free Entry.

We are so pleased to welcome the Band of the Hampshire Constabulary with their Festive Winter Concert on Saturday 1st December at 7.30pm. This year’s fundraising concert will be in aid of ‘Help4HomelessVeterans’. Ticket price is £10.00 and £9 Senior Citizens.

On Sunday 2nd ‘Churches Together’ extend an open invitation to their wonderful ‘Community Carol Singing’ event at 4pm, and to join them afterwards for tea or coffee, mulled wine and mince pies. Free Entry.

The Hayling Island Choir, with the Blendworth Brass Band, will be holding their Christmas Concert on Saturday 8th December at 7.30pm performing all your favourite Christmas carols and songs. Tickets cost £10, to include mulled wine and mince pies, and are available from the Centre or choir members.

The final concert of the year will be a joint event with the University of Chichester and Havant Symphony Orchestra entitled “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” on Friday 14th December at 7.30pm. This concert will undoubtedly give you that Christmas feeling with iconic music that has become associated with Christmas since Mozart’s father Leopold, wrote a musical, Sleigh Ride. Audience participation is encouraged! Tickets cost £10 and only £1 for under 19s.

Are you thinking about holding a party next year? We have a special offer on any Friday or Saturday night from 6pm to 11.30pm for a special rate of £150.00. This offer includes use of the Main Hall, Room 1 with the bar and use of the kitchen. If you book before 20th 

December 2018 you will receive a bottle of Prosecco on the night of your party. You can do your own catering or ‘T @ the Park’ café can offer you a deal and cater for you on the night. We also have a sound system, mirror ball and plenty of tables and chairs. If you would like to add the canopy the charge is an extra £160. We also have a bouncy castle to hire for £60.00. Please phone 02392 467562 to book.

T @ the Park and the Community Centre are happy to announce that we are a drop off point for the Wave FM Mission for Christmas and will be collecting toys for the local children. We have a drop off point in the cafe and reception will be taking donated gifts as well. All toys or gifts must be new gifts and any age range from 0-18 years old. We would like to thank you all now for your support and help in donating your gifts.

Tai Chi will begin on Tuesday 8th January from 7pm to 8pm. This is a gentle, standing exercise which helps calm the body and mind. Please contact Pauline Brennan on 07941 134568 or