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Thursday 17 April 2014

  • Grab a bargain and check out some of the great stalls at Dartford market today in Sainsbury’s car park. Why not pay a visit to our two Portas bursaries that have recently moved to shops too? There’s Hollyrox in the Orchards Shopping Centre and Newsstand Comics in the Clock Tower. (Weekly)
  • The Healthy Living Centre Dartford will be holding an Easter Cake Competition today from 11am onwards. The competition is £1 to enter with all proceeds going to charity and entry forms are available from the HLC. Alternatively you can phone 01322 311265 or email info@hlcdartford.org.uk to request a paper copy. For more information visit www.hlcdartford.org.uk and click on ‘Events’.
  • Don’t forget that the Farmers Market comes to town tomorrow (Friday) and will be selling a great range of fresh produce in the High Street from 10am to 2pm. (Monthly)
  • Have a great Easter weekend and don’t forget to put your refuse and recycling out for collection one day later than usual in the coming week. For full details visit http://www.dartford.gov.uk/by-category/environment-and-planning2/recycling,-rubbish-and-waste/bank-holiday-refuse-and-recyclingcollection-changes
  • The Darts play Tamworth at Princes Park on Monday. Kick off’s at 3pm. For more information visit www.dartfordfc.co.uk
  • Learn about bees and how to keep them with a new eight-week course run by Dartford Beekeepers. The course takes place on Saturdays from 26 April, 10.30am-12noon at the apiary on Tredegar Allotments (behind Marcet Road). Booking is essential as places are limited. The course costs £14 (£8 plus £6 for membership of the Kent Bee Keepers Association). For more information visit www.dartfordbeekeepers.com/index_files/Page686.htm To book, email willmumby8@tiscali.co.uk
  • Free Why Weight courses are starting at the end of April in Dartford town centre and beyond. These courses focus on helping people understand the relationship between food, exercise and weight control. For more information visit www.dartford.gov.uk/by-category/community-and-living2/health-and-wellbeing/eating-healthily-and-healthy-weight
  • For information on health services and chemist opening hours over the Easter weekend visit www.healthhealpnow-nhs.net

Wednesday 16 April 2014

  • Dartford Library Reading Group meets today from 1.30pm to 3pm. Contact 08458 247 200 for more details. (Weekly)
  • The Dementia Café meets today (and every third Wednesday in the month) at the Royal Victoria & Bull Hotel from 2pm to 4pm. It provides low-level intervention, information and support within an informal, friendly and caring environment. Everyone welcome. For more information contact Ross Mullis, dementia café facilitator, on 01474 533990 or email ross.mullis@alz-dem.org (Monthly)
  • The Dartford Branch of the British Cactus & Succulent Society meets tonight from 8pm to 10pm at the Meeting Place. Doors open at 7.30pm. For more information about the Society visit www.dartford.bcss.org.uk
  • The Healthy Living Centre Dartford will be holding an Easter Cake Competition tomorrow (Thursday) from 11am onwards. The competition is £1 to enter with all proceeds going to charity and entry forms are available from the HLC. Alternatively you can phone 01322 311265 or email info@hlcdartford.org.uk to request a paper copy. For more information visit www.hlcdartford.org.uk and click on ‘Events’.
  • Don’t forget that the Farmers Market comes to town on Friday and will be selling a great range of fresh produce in the High Street from 10am to 2pm. (Monthly)


Tuesday 15 April 2014

  • Feeling crafty? Pop in to the Knit ‘n’ Natter group meeting from 1pm to 3pm today at Dartford Library. Bring your knitting or stitching and have a natter! Telephone 08458 247 200 or email dartfordlibrary@kent.gov.uk for more information. (Weekly)
  • Shape up at an Aerotone class this evening from 6.15pm to 7.15pm at Acacia Fitness. Visit www.fitness.acacia-dartford.co.uk or call 01322 343490 for more information and prices. (Weekly)
  • The Healthy Living Centre Dartford will be holding an Easter Cake Competition on Thursday 17 April from 11am onwards. The competition is £1 to enter with all proceeds going to charity and entry forms are available from the HLC. Alternatively you can phone 01322 311265 or email info@hlcdartford.org.uk to request a paper copy. For more information visit www.hlcdartford.org.uk and click on ‘Events’.
  • 500 FREE large St George’s flags are now available for residents to fly at home from Dartford Civic Centre as we try to make Dartford the St Georgiest town in Kent ready for 23 April!
  • The HLC Dartford will be introducing a new Community Chef project this year and is currently seeking 10 Volunteer cooks/chefs. Ideally you will have an interest in cooking, nutrition and healthy lifestyles and a four week training programme (three hours on a Thursday from 10am-1pm commencing June) will offer the support that you need to work in a structured way. If you enjoy talking to people, sharing skills, knowledge and love the healthy option of good, homemade, wholesome and nutritious foods then this could be for you! Hours can be fitted in around other projects. This will also include the Love Food Hate Waste concept. These vacancies are open to those who are 19 years of age or over, low waged or unemployed. You will be given the tools to do the job and also DBS (Disclosure and Barring originally CRB) as you will be working with various groups within the surrounding community. For further information phone 01322 311265 or email info@hlcdartford.org.uk

Monday 14 April 2014

  • The Sew and Sews group meet today in the Meeting Place. New members can contact Celia Donoghue on 01634 714012 or Maureen Williams on 01322 227621 or just come along on the day and have a chat. There is a charge of £1 per meeting to cover tea/coffee and insurance.
  • Meet new people and have fun at the Temple Belles women’s group tonight from 6.30pm to 8pm at the Healthy Living Centre. For details visit www.hlcdartford.btck.co.uk/HLCProjects/TempleBelles (Weekly)
  • Join in a low impact exercise class specially designed for the over 50s today from 10am to 11am or 1.30pm to 3pm at Acacia Fitness. Visit www.fitness.acacia-dartford.co.uk or call 01322 343490 for more information and prices. (Weekly)
  • Improve your fitness levels at a Body Conditioning class tonight from 7.45pm to 8.45pm at Becket Sports Centre. For details visit www.becketsportscentre.co.uk or call 01322 280646. (Weekly)
  • Enjoy a Hatha Yoga session tonight from 7pm to 8.15pm at Acacia Fitness. Visit www.fitness.acacia-dartford.co.uk or call 01322 343490 for more information. (Weekly)

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