Giving it up for Lent!

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THE LAST of the Lent Lunches in St Mary’s Church, Stratton takes place from 1pm on Thursday April 10. Lunch consists of homemade soup, bread and cheese.

All donations and proceeds will go to Christian Aid. Everyone is welcome.

Please book your lunch by contacting Tracy on 01305 267480 or Penny on 01305 264229

THE CHIMES Oil Group Syndicate (COGS) will be accepting its next order on Friday April 11 Please telephone on that date only for your oil requirements or email prior to that date. Please be accurate with the amount of oil to be delivered and remember that oil cannot be delivered in less than 500 litres quantity to any household.

Ensure that all addresses, telephone numbers and emails are correct and that you are available for contacting on the Monday afternoons following the oil order date, so that you can be provided with the usual information for you to deal with payments.

If you receive this information by email or answer phone, could you please confirm receipt of the message by email, text or phone.

There is an annual charge of £12 to cover expenses. Unless this payment is made in advance, the oil order cannot be processed for this household. Cheques to be made payable to Mrs S-J Emm and sent to 6 Lym Close, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3DE Other contact details are telephone 01297 444347 and email cogssmokey@gmail.com THE NEXT Evershot Coffee Morning takes place at 11 am on Friday April 11 and this time will be at 12 Fore Street.

All are welcome.

FROM Valley History Society meets at Rampisham Village Hall at 2.30 pm on Monday April 14, when the topic will be the history and development of Ham Wall RSPB Nature Reserve.

The following month there will be a visit to Athelhampton House on Monday May 12.

Further enquiries to John Darneley on 01935 83347 MAIDEN Newton’s Easter Eggstravaganza takes place on Thursday April 17.

There will be a children’s Easter Egg Hunt, fun games and lots more.

The venue will be the field behind Maiden Newton Youth and Community Centre, or inside if wet.

THERE WILL be a Jumble Sale at Frampton Village Hall on Wednesday April 26 from 2 until 4 pm.

Entry costs 50p and there will be tea and coffee available.

Jumble sale contributions can be dropped off at the village hall between 10 and 12 on the morning of the sale or during the week at 44 Dorchester Road or 20 North Park.

LITTLE Acorns are holding a Sunday Lunch and Easter Egg Hunt in Evershot Village Hall from 12.30 pm on Sunday April 27.

Lunch will include local free range pork, beef or vegetarian options with all the trimmings and a pudding to follow. Please bring your own wine, cutlery and plate.

The cost is £10 for adults and £5 for children (under 3’s free).

There will also be a raffle with great prizes.

Come along at 2 pm if you would like to take part in the Easter Egg Hunt. This will cost £3 for a family (free if you have had the lunch).

You could even enter the Easter Bonnet competition for children and adults, followed by tea and biscuits. Tickets are available from Little Acorns, at the village hall and Evershot shop or by contacting Nicky Bower on bower1@tesco.net THE GARDEN at Broomhill in Rampisham will be open on Sunday, April 27 between 2 and 5 pm as part of the National Garden Scheme.

MELBURY Osmond Village Hall Coffee Mornings take place on the first Thursday of every month from 9.30 am until midday.

Drop in on your way to the post office or if you just happen to be passing by.

All proceeds to the Village Hall and St Osmund’s Church.

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