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South Bents Townswomen’s Guild meets tomorrow at 7pm in Whitburn Methodist Church hall for a social evening with faith supper. Next Wednesday, September 30, is free as it is the fifth Wednesday of the month.

Souter Lighthouse including the tearoom and gift shop is open daily, except Fridays, from 11am to 5pm this month. On Sunday from 9am to 11am, take part in a Seashore Safari searching the rockpools along Souter’s rocky shore for £1 per child. Nets and buckets can be provided but feel free to bring your own. The rocks can be slippery so wear sensible footwear and meet in the Foghorn Field shortly before 9am. For more information, contact Anne Cauwood on 529 0909 or email: anne.cauwood@nationaltrust.org.uk.

The new programme of Cultural Spring workshops for the autumn is available now in the Barnes Institute, the library and the parish church hall. Starting tonight from 7pm to 8.30pm, the fun and friendly singing group, Singing with Music in the Minster, will meet for 10 weeks in the Barnes Institute and work towards an informal presentation in December. All ages and abilities are welcome to join any session and there is no need to be able to read music. A voluntary contribution of £2 per session will be welcomed.

Coffee mornings have resumed at Whitburn Methodist Church on Saturdays from 10am. This Saturday, all proceeds will be donated to the Macmillan Nurses Appeal.

The annual Whitburn Proms featuring the Bede Wind Philharmonic Orchestra and Bede Chorus, conducted by Ernest Young, take place on Friday, October 2, at 7.30pm in Whitburn Parish Church. Tickets for this popular event, costing £8, are available from Jean Atkinson on 529 3574 and Ernie Tweddell on 529 2576. Patriotic flags to wave are provided and a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink will be served during the interval.

A craft fair will be held in Whitburn Methodist Church hall, North Guards, on Saturday, October 3, from 1pm to 4pm. Tables at £5 are limited and all proceeds will be donated to the church. Crafters who specialise in sewing, knitting, jewellery, art, soap and candle-making will be most welcome. Contact Wendy Foreman as soon as possible if you are interested, on 529 5627 or email: wendyntrevor@gmail.com.

Harvest festival takes place in Whitburn Parish Church on Sunday, October 4. Donations of food and personal items to The People’s Kitchen for the needy are welcome. They would appreciate gifts of tinned meat, tomatoes, flour, sugar, tea bags, instant coffee, fruit squash, washing-up liquid, cling film, food bags, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorants and all good quality used or new clothing. If you have donations that you would like collected, contact Carol Shield on 529 3935 or clshield@talktalk.net.