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Art in Bridge The Art in Bridge com­mit­tee is pleased to in­vite all pho­tog­ra­phers to ex­hibit in the Art in Bridge Pho­to­graphic Ex­hi­bi­tion to be held in Bridge Vil­lage Hall, High Street, Bridge on Satur­day 30 and Sun­day 31 March. Any­one liv­ing, work­ing or study­ing within five miles of Bridge, in a ru­ral parish, is in­vited to sub­mit up to three framed pho­to­graphs. Chil­dren and young per­sons are es­pe­cially en­cour­aged to ex­hibit. En­try forms are avail­able from the web­site art­in­bridge.org.uk and from our spon­sors: The Bourne Gallery, Bekes­bourne, pref­er­en­tial rates for ex­hibitors and from Cole­brooke Stur­rock & Co, Es­tate Agents, High Street, Bridge. Full en­try re­quire­ments are set out on the web­site. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact John Cor­field 01227 830976.

Bridge & Dis­trict His­tory So­ci­ety The first meet­ing of 2019 will be on Thurs­day Jan­uary 17, 7.30pm, Bridge Vil­lage Hall. Dick Bolton’s talk is en­ti­tled “Win­dows, Walls and Weather Vanes”, show­ing how our build­ings have evolved over nine hun­dred years un­der a va­ri­ety of in­flu­ences. Mem­bers £4, non­mem­bers £5.

Can­cer Care Club The An­nual Christ­mas Lunch was our fi­nal so­cial event of 2018 which took place at The Ab­bott Bar­ton Ho­tel in Can­ter­bury. As is usual it was a well-at­tended oc­ca­sion and 74 mem­bers were present. A three-course lunch was served with a choice of dishes avail­able for each course and mince pies were served with the cof­fee. Our Chair­man, Mr Nic Goodger, was un­able to at­tend due to pres­sure of work but his pre­sen­ta­tion was very ably given by Mal­colm Hodg­son the Club Sec­re­tary. Once lunch was fin­ished and legs stretched a gi­ant raf­fle took place and com­pleted in just un­der an hour. Thank you so much to all the donors who pro­vided prizes. The club is a lo­cal sup­port group for any­one af­fected by can­cer. Meet­ings are held on the third Thurs­day of each month (ex­clud­ing De­cem­ber) 12-2pm at the Ab­bots Bar­ton Ho­tel, New Dover Road, Can­ter­bury, CT1 3DU. Con­tact Peter Cross 01227 793393 for in­for­ma­tion.

Can­ter­bury Film Mak­ers Club The Club meets in the morn­ing of the 2nd Fri­day each month, so a longer note will ap­pear here monthly. Our web­site is at www. can­ter­bury­film­mak­ers.club and in­cludes our con­tact ad­dress [email protected] can­ter­bury­film­mak­ers.club All the usual stuff is there, and we add Club and mem­bers’ films of­ten. If you go to the “Pro­gramme” page of our web­site you can read an ac­count of each meet­ing. If you like what you see, come along and meet us, a warm wel­come awaits new mem­bers in a friendly at­mos­phere. The first two vis­its are free. Hope you had a great Christ­mas and a happy New Year. We are look­ing for­ward to the next meet­ing, Jan­uary 11 at our new city cen­ter venue at All Saints Church Mil­i­tary Road, Can­ter­bury CT1 1PA. See “Find us” on our web­site. All Saints is an ac­tive Church, but when Ser­vices al­low it makes space avail­able to other groups. We hope the new lo­ca­tion will make it eas­ier, for all, to get to us.

Can­ter­bury His­tor­i­cal & Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal So­ci­ety Meet­ings are held in the New­ton Lec­ture theatre Ng03, Can­ter­bury Christ Church Univer­sity, start­ing at 7pm, ex­cept where in­di­cated dif­fer­ently.

Can­ter­bury Se­nior Cit­i­zens’ Club Mem­bers en­joyed a very nice Christ­mas lunch pro­vided by the club at The Vic­to­ria Ho­tel, a lovely start to our fes­tiv­i­ties. The club re-opened on Mon­day, Jan­uary 7 with a bingo af­ter­noon. We warmly wel­come new mem­bers, there is no need to sit at home alone, please drop in for a cuppa and make some new friends. We wel­come mem­bers from all parts of the city. There is free park­ing on the fore­court in front of the hall. We wish all the se­niors of Can­ter­bury a happy and healthy 2019.

Dys­lexia Drop-in, East Kent De­cem­ber’s Dys­lexia Drop-in at the Can­ter­bury Dys­lexia Cen­tre was well at­tended. Vis­i­tors were able to talk to Spe­cial­ist Dys­lexia Teach­ers about any con­cerns they may have had and browse through the re­sources. Mem­bers can also bor­row books and games from the spe­cial­ist li­brary of over 1,000 books. Dys­lexia East Kent Sup­port is a lo­cal group set up to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion and sup­port to peo­ple of all ages with dys­lexia. In­for­ma­tion and re­sources are avail­able to en­able them to reach their full po­ten­tial. DEKS’ team of spe­cial­ist ad­vi­sors can guide peo­ple to find the in­for­ma­tion they need and sup­port them to ac­cess fur­ther re­sources. Fur­ther de­tails can be found on the DEKS web­site, www.dys­lexia-east-kent. org.uk The web­site also has a page for young peo­ple, ‘DEKS KIDS’, with links to some great web­sites de­signed for young peo­ple, such as www.fun­brain.com and www. home­workele­phant.co.uk For more in­for­ma­tion, or if you are con­cerned about other fam­ily mem­bers who may have dys­lexia, call 0845 0038 979 or email: dyslex­i­aeast­[email protected]

El­ham Area Church News Sun­day Jan­uary 13: 8am Holy Com­mu­nion BCP, El­ham; 9.30am Holy Com­mu­nion BCP, Acrise; 9.30am Cafe Church, El­ham; 11.15am New Day, Den­ton.

Faver­sham Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety The So­ci­ety’s next so­cial meet­ing will be held, 7.30pm, Wed­nes­day Jan­uary 16 at Age UK Cen­tre, Mid­dle Row, Faver­sham (ac­cess to car park via Cres­cent Road) when the speaker will be Miss M Mor­ris on “House Plants and Air Plants”. Mem­bers are re­minded that an­nual sub­scrip­tions are due and will be col­lected at this meet­ing. New mem­bers wel­come. The An­nual Lunch will be held on Satur­day Jan­uary 26, Boughton Golf Club, 12.30 for 1pm.

Gar­den­ers’ Club We en­joyed a fun packed evening at the club Christ­mas Party held on Mon­day De­cem­ber 3 in Loren­den School hall in­clud­ing a quiz and en­ter­tain­ment pro­vided by the com­mit­tee and won­der­ful food thanks to the Alma pub­lic house. Cups and tro­phies were awarded to mem­bers fol­low­ing suc­cesses at the Spring, Sum­mer and Dahlia shows held through­out 2018. Re­sults as fol­lows: Spring Show: The Spring Show Cup over­all points - Frances Moskovits; The Bell (Culi­nary) Jenny Fagg; Best Bloom in Show - Val An­der­son; Run­ner-up Best Bloom - Lyn Pow­ell; The David Green Pho­to­graphic Tro­phy - Roger Cle­ments. Sum­mer Show: The Den Reynolds Fuchsia Cup - Alan War­rener; The Ros Wil­liams Cup for Best Bloom - Frances Moskovits; Best Veg­etable in Show Cup - Keith Dennett; The Ospringe Parish Coun­cil Cup, over­all points - Frances Moskovits; The Roy Frier Chal­lenge Tro­phy, veg­eta­bles - Roger Cle­ments; Stat­uette for Flow­ers and Fo­liage - Frances Moskovits; Stat­uette for Fruit - Paula Ham­mond; Flo­ral Art Vase - Roger Cle­ments; Hang­ing Bas­ket Cup - Clare An­nand. Dahlia Show: The Colin Mitchell Dahlia Cup over­all points - Val An­der­son; Best Bloom in Show - An­drew Bruce. The next club meet­ing is the AGM on Mon­day Fe­bru­ary 11, 7.30pm which will be fol­lowed by a short quiz. Sub­scrip­tions, £5 are due at the AGM and the club book­let and show sched­ules will also be avail­able on the night. The club web­site has been up­dated with the com­ing year’s pro­gramme of events and re­cent pho­to­graphs of the Christ­mas Party so please have a look www. painters­forstal­gar­den­er­sclub.org. uk. New mem­bers are al­ways very wel­come. Kent and Can­ter­bury Hos­pi­tal’s League of Friends Be­ing in hos­pi­tal over Christ­mas is not fun but vol­un­teers have been busy en­sur­ing pa­tients who have to be there will have a lit­tle fes­tive joy. Mem­bers of the Kent and Can­ter­bury Hos­pi­tal’s league of friends gath­ered at the hos­pi­tal’s ed­u­ca­tion cen­tre on Mon­day De­cem­ber 10, where league trustee Enid Gould was on hand to in­struct them how to pack nearly 700 bags of presents. The gifts will be pre­sented to day hos­pi­tal and in-pa­tients in ev­ery ward, to re­nal pa­tients at­tend­ing the hos­pi­tal for dial­y­sis and to on­col­ogy pa­tients hav­ing chemo­ther­apy. Young­sters at­tend­ing the Chil­dren’s As­sess­ment en­tre dur­ing the run-up to Christ­mas Day will also re­ceive gifts. Julie Gel­latly, the league’s hos­pi­tal Shops’ man­ager, who or­gan­ised the event, said: “This year we have packed a to­tal of 668 gift bags”.

Royal Ar­tillery As­so­ci­a­tion, Can­ter­bury Branch Meets 2nd Wed­nes­day each month, Jan­uary-novem­ber, 1.30pm at St Stephens Com­mu­nity Club, Ten­ter­den Drive, Can­ter­bury CT2 7BN. Mem­ber­ship is open to all serv­ing and ex-ar­tillery per­son­nel and their part­ners also per­son­nel from at­tached units, there are joint so­cial and mil­i­tary events. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Peter Hughes [email protected]­hoo.com

St. Stephen’s Over 60s’ Club The Club will re-open with a games af­ter­noon on Tues­day Jan­uary 15, 2pm, in St. Stephen’s Church Hall, Hales Drive, Can­ter­bury, nor­mally on the first and third Tues­days of the month. We are a small group off jovial se­niors try­ing our best to keep the lit­tle grey cells work­ing and warmly wel­come like minded peo­ple to join us.

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