SHERFIELD Park Carols: Rody Politt says: “We had about 70 folks, old and young, singing carols to backing tracks provided by Theatre 4 Kids.

They were given mulled wine donated by the community centre and mince pies donated by St Leonard’s. A total of £24.77 was donated for The Children’s Society.

OLDE Tyme Music Hall: Celebrate 12th night in style at the village hall with the Olde Tyme Players Theatre. Tickets £12.50, including supper, from 01256 880075 or

LODDON Players: Will be reading Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling on Monday, January 7 and auditioning on Wednesday, January 9.

This is a play for six women, set in a small town in Louisiana, USA.

All welcome at Breach Lane Chapel at 7.30pm. If you are interested but can’t attend, please call Chris on 01256 882426.

HAPPY New Year: I’d like to wish you a very happy and peaceful 2013.

If you have any stories to share, please get in touch at christine@maison, call 01256 882426 or text 07769 568904.