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February 2019 - Edition 281

February’s events begin with an important date for your diary, Monday 4th February, for the National Blood Donor Sessions. Please come along and donate, if you are able, to one of two sessions, either 1.30 to 3.30pm or 4.30 to 7.30pm. 


The ‘Hayling Youngstars’ are busy rehearsing for their show ‘Legally Blonde’. The smash hit Broadway and West End Musical based on the best loved movie follows beautiful and popular sorority sister Elle Woods who loves to be pampered and is passionate about pink. When she is dumped by her boyfriend Warner Huntington III for a more serious girlfriend she puts down the credit cards and picks up the books. Packing up her trusty pooch, Bruiser, she bags herself a place at the prestigious Harvard Law School to try and win him back. The show runs from Wednesday 20th starting at 7.30pm through to Saturday 23rd. There will be a Saturday Matinee where tickets cost £10. All evening performances cost £12. 


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 9th, 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 Paul Kennedy at the Red Cross House on 02392 465544.


We have an exciting list of coach trips booked for 2019, so why not come and pick up a copy of our Newsletter from Reception or check out our Facebook Coach Trip page. Bookings are now open for four stage musicals. The first show is ‘Mama Mia’ at the Novello Theatre in the West End. The cost is £65pp and is on Thursday 28th February. The coach will depart from the road outside the centre at 9.30am giving you time to enjoy a bit of shopping or lunch before the matinee show. The second show is the ‘Jersey Boys’ at the Mayflower, Southampton on Wednesday 27th March at 7.30pm and costs £60pp and will depart from the Community Centre at 5.30pm for the evening performance. The third, ‘Blood Brothers’, will be performed at the Kings Theatre, Southsea, on Wednesday 1st May at 7.30pm and costs £40pp and will depart from the Centre at 6pm. The final show booked, for the time being, is ‘Kinky Boots’ at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on Tuesday 3rd September with a 7.30pm performance and costs £65pp and will depart from the Centre at 5.30pm. All costs include coach travel and ticket. 


We have two fabulous holidays booked this year. The first is to Paignton in Devon staying at the Bay Esplanade Hotel from Monday 6th May to Friday 10th May. There are double and twin rooms available (no singles) at a cost of £280 per person. This trip includes trips to Dartmoor, Bygones and the village of St Mary Church.

The popular ‘Turkey and Tinsel’ Christmas holiday has been booked at Warner’s Norton Grange Chalets on the Isle of Wight from Monday 18th November to Friday 22nd November. There are double and twin rooms available (no singles) at a cost of £340 per person.


We have a number of day trips coming up this year but are waiting to confirm the dates. These include Longleat, Southampton shopping trip and the popular Christmas Shopping in London. 

The  Christmas Panto is ‘Aladdin’ and has been booked for Monday 16th December. More details will be added as soon as we have them.


Why not start your ‘spring clean’ by having a turn out of cupboards for the Community Centres fundraising ‘Table Top Sale’ to be held on Saturday 2nd March 2019. Pitches cost £8 and the table will be provided. Please call the admin office on 02392 467562 to book. The popular ‘prize every time’ Tombola stall will be running on the day. If you have any suitable prizes to donate for our Tombola it would be very much appreciated. Thank you.


For all of you who look forward to a good quiz, the Havant Rotary Club will be holding their annual fundraising event on Friday 8th March 7pm for 7.30pm. Please ring Shelagh on 02392 348681 to register your team of up to six. £12.50 to inc supper.