9.50am for 10am - Formal Opening ‘Art in the Park’. At the invitation of the Friends of Milton Creek and the Swale Arts Forum, the Mayor, accompanied by Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, will be at the Milton Regis Country Park to formally open ‘Art in the Park’ - a free entry family fun day from 10am to 4pm. The event will feature local artists, poets, musicians and singers, craft stalls, locally produced food and drink, guided walks, and children’s workshops and entertainment.
Contact: Mrs Elvie Lowe, Friends of Milton Creek - 01795 471792.
12.30pm for 1pm - Formal Opening of Village Festival. The Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, will be at Newington Church of England Primary School in School Lane to formally open the Newington Festival at 1pm. The event will feature dance displays, tug of war competition, disco, juggling and circus workshops, live music, raffle and a colouring competition for the children, which the Mayor has agreed to judge at 3pm.
Contact: Dean Coles, Newington Parish Councillor - 07515 850363.
4.40pm for 4.45pm to 8pm approx - Film Challenge Awards Ceremony. The “For the Fallen” Film Challenge Project, a collaboration by Violafilms with the Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham and Blue Town Heritage Centre in Sheerness, will hold the “For the Fallen” Film Challenge Awards Ceremony at the Blue Town Heritage Centre. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, IdeasTest and the Imperial War Museum, the project has offered film and heritage skills workshops leading towards the “For the Fallen” Film Challenge to create new short films that uncover untold stories that have lain dormant for a century and are now to be told with a contemporary edge. The Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, will attend the screening of the shortlisted films and the Mayor will present one of the category prizes during the Awards Ceremony at 7pm.
Contact: Debra McGee, Producer, Violafilms - 07946 302974.
3pm to 6pm - Annual Charity Fundraising Garden Party. The Mayor, accompanied by Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, will attend the Annual Garden Party of the Royal Society of St. George, Swale Branch, at 47 Woodstock Road – the Sittingbourne home of the Society’s Chairman, Mr Keith Lukehurst. There will be various stalls and games to raise money for local good causes.
Contact: Mrs Ann Smith, Secretary – RSSG Swale Branch - 01795 421145.
1.50pm for 2pm to 3.15pm - Strawberry Cream Tea Afternoon. The Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey, East Site, have organised a ‘Strawberry Cream Tea Afternoon’ for approximately sixty Age UK clients, and residents of Blackburn Lodge and other residential homes. The Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, will attend. Strawberries, scones, cakes and tea will be served by the students, and guests will be entertained with student dance/drama musical medley performances. Hair and Beauty students will be offering manicures and hand massages.
Contact: Kealy Davidson, PA to Executive Principal, Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey - 01795 873591.
1pm - Opening Day of new Wetherspoons Pub. The Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, have accepted an invitation from the Managers, Kelly and Chris Smith, to attend the Opening Day of the new JD Wetherspoons pub, The Belle and Lion, at 22-24 High Street in Sheerness.
Contact: Kelly and Chris Smith, Managers of The Belle and Lion - 01795 665486.
9.30am to 11.30am - Charity Clothes Collection for British Heart Foundation. Mayor and Mayoress ‘shaking a tin’ at Tesco, Crescent Road, Faversham.
12 noon - Celebration Exhibition of Local Gardening and Flower Arranging Society. The Sittingbourne Gardeners and Flower Arrangers Society (SGFAS) is celebrating its 140th Anniversary in 2014 and to mark this occasion they have organised a ‘Celebration Garden and Flower Arranging Exhibition’ at Tunstall Village Hall, from 11am to 4pm. The Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin will attend. Club members will stage exhibits including flower arrangements, specimen flowers, fruit and vegetables, and photographs to celebrate the talents of the thriving group.
Contact: Sharon Day, Secretary, Sittingbourne Gardeners and Flower Arrangers Society - firstname.lastname@example.org.