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74 Please remember to mention OVL when responding to adverts Thursday 1 October Knit Knatter Thursdays 9.30-11.30am Riseley Village Coffee Shop Crocheting beading needlework and plenty of Knattering. wendybonaonetel. com 01234 709083. Panacea Museum Gardens 9 Newnham Road Bedford The Panacea Society an early twentieth century religious community. Every Thur Fri and Sat 10am-4pm until 31 October. Group tours by appointment any weekday. Caf. museumpanaceatrust.org 01234 353178 www.panaceatrust.org Friday 2 October Bedford Art Society 7.15 for 7.30pm Putnoe Heights Church MK41 8EB AGM followed by Group Workshop led by Vanessa Solomon. Members free 5 visitors. Contact Jean Paterson 01234 307210 or www.bedsartsociety.co.uk for information. Saturday 3 October N. Beds NCT Nearly New Sale Bedford Athletics Stadium 12 noon Sponsored by Viking Self Storage. 1 entrance. 11.30am entry to members. Cambs Beds Hardy Plant Society Weatherley Centre Eagle Farm Road Biggleswade 2pm Kevin Hughes nurseryman and well known lecturer on New and Uncommon Trees Suited to Most Gardens. Plants for sale. Visitors welcome. Sunday 4 October Harvest Flowers 2-5pm St Owens Church Bromham Proceeds to Bishop of St Albans Harvest Appeal. Refreshments stalls and raffle. All welcome. Tuesday 6 October Bedford Floral Art Society Addison Centre Kempston 7.30pm Jonathan Moseley NAFAS National Demonstrator In Special Celebration. Raffle of arrangements refreshments. Tickets 12 5 members from 01234 306432. www.bedfordfloralartsociety.co.uk Thursday 8 October Wymington Podington WI 7.30pm Memorial Hall Church Lane Wymington Trip to China with Jeanette Chandler and raffle. Meetings every second Thursday in the month. Fri 9 to Sun 11 October Music at St Andrews Church Kimbolton Rd Bedford Tenth Anniversary Celebratory Weekend Friday 7.30pm Concert - Urban Folk Quartet. Saturday 7.30pm Concert - Bring and Sing Handels Messiah. Sunday 2.30pm Recital. Sunday 6pm Thanksgiving Service to celebrate the Gift of Music. Full details www.standrewsbedford.org Saturday 10 October Turvey Bloomers Apple Pressing Day Village Hall 10am-2pm Local produce plants and village clubs societies. Freshly pressed apple juice plus bottled juice and cider. Breakfast and lunch programme of music. Limited edition Bloomers calendar on sale featuring rare vintage vehicles in the village. Entrance free. Great Barford Event Committee Autumn Craft Gift Fayre Village Hall 10am-3pm Crafts and gifts tombola refreshments raffle. Entrance 1 accompanied under 10s free. Organised by All Saints Church Cricket Club and WI Associations. Bromham Scout Group Jumble Sale Village Hall 2pm Clothing household textiles shoes books toys games jigsaws bric-a-brac. Entry 50p. Refreshments. Proceeds to the Bromham Beaver Cub Scout groups. Jumble Sale 2pm Pavenham Village Hall Variety of stalls and teas. Sat 10 Sun 11 October Stagsden Historical Society Stagsden Village Hall Sat 1-9pm Sun 11am-1pm. Exhibition of village history. Free entry. Light refreshments. Any visitor with a Stagsden connection is welcome to contribute their own historical info. Wednesday 14 October The Wildlife Trust Bedford Local Group Priory Park Visitor Centre 7.30pm Illustrated talk by Arnold Cooke on Wildlife Camera Traps. No charge but voluntary contributions appreciated. Details www.wildlifebcn.org or at 01234 266057. Bedford Branch of the Historical Association HA Bedford School Library 7.30pm Talk Australians at Gallipoli by Professor Carl Bridge of Kings College London. Free to HA members. Others welcome with a donation. Details 01234 266839 james simla.org.uk Saturday 17 October Willington Village Market Village Hall 10am-12 Plants vegetables fruit cakes bread preserves crafts Fairtrade Southall Butchers. Julia Buckroyd 01234 831316. Charity Bazaar 1.30pm Village Hall Bromham Stalls tombola teas cards gifts cakes. Entrance 30p children free. Over 12 charities represented. Further info 01234 822005. Thy Goodness Crowns the Year St Jamess Church Biddenham 7.30pm Bedford Gallery Quire presents West Gallery music for the harvest with songs hymns and poetry. Original instruments and early 19th century costume. In aid of The Friends of St James. Tickets 10 7 members including refreshments from Chris Jones 01234 211759 or Anthea Slark 01234 350644. Masses Motets and Spirituals St Pauls Church Bedford 7.30pm Choral concert by Cantamus and East Beds Chamber Choir. Masses by Byrd 4-Part and Frank Martin Double-Choir and songs from New Zealand Canada and America. 8 5 FT students and under 18 from 01234 340163 or on door proceeds to St Pauls Church. Tuesday 20 October Kimbolton Flower Club Mandeville Hall 7.30pm Demonstration by Doug Howard Mists and Sparkling Cobwebs. Plant and sales tables and raffle of arrangements. Visitors 6 including refreshments. Thursday 22 October Bedford Music Club presents Guy Johnston cello William Vann piano Bedford Girls School 7.45pm CPE Bach Brahms Debussy Stravinsky. Tickets on the door or from 01234 261811 enquiriesbedfordmusicclub.co.uk or Central Box Office. Saturday 24 October Putnoe Art Group 10-4pm Sharnbrook Village Hall Local artists present a one day exhibition and sale of paintings. Free admission refreshments. Odell WI Jumble Sale Village Hall 2pm Produce bric-a-brac clothing games toys books. Adults 2 under 16s free includes tea and biscuits. Committee Member Jane Eshelby janeeshelby.co.uk diarydates