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Runners aged 11 years and over can enter the 5k and those aged 15 years and over can take part in the 10k. Participants will set off from Godalming Bandstand, with longer distance runners enjoying beautiful woodland trails and picturesque views around Charterhouse School. Each route will end at the bandstand where all runners will receive a medal for participating. Winners will be presented with prizes, sponsored by the Tortoise & Hare running specialists in Bramley. Anyone interested in volunteering as a Godalming Run Marshal should contact Josie Tidbury, Operations Manager at Charterhouse Club, on 01483 239600 or email josietidbury@charterhouseclub. co.uk. The Godalming Flower Club is a progressive, friendly and established club. Their aim is to encourage the love of flowers, flower arranging and floral art. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm at the Baptist Church, Queen Street, Godalming GU71BA. The May
meeting is an in-house workshop. Visitors are warmly welcomed. You’re invited to go along and take part or just enjoy the evening. For further information contact Yvonne on 01483 200525. Compton Village Fête takes place on Saturday 17th May. It has a welldeserved reputation for being a friendly home-grown event aimed, in particular, at families with children. It has traditional stalls including plants, books, bric-a-brac, children’s fun fair and two bouncy castles. There is also a barbecue, bar and tea tent. This year’s entertainment includes ‘Juggling Jake’, the ‘Wagamuﬃns’ dog agility show, Punch & Judy, live music, children’s races and dog races. The Fête takes place from 12pm to 4.30pm and is held on the green in the centre of Compton Village on the B3000 just off the A3 south of Guildford. Free admission, free parking. For more information contact Richard Paxton firstname.lastname@example.org or 01483 415390.
The Milford & District U3A’s next monthly talk is entitled ’The Crimea War 1853-1856’, a very topical subject just at the moment! It was by all accounts a bloody conflict and I for one don’t even know why it started and who was involved. I do know that it was where Florence came to prominence and was the inspiration for Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem The Charge of the Light Brigade. Also the emergence of the Victoria Cross. There is certainly a fascinating story to learn here and you will be able to do this on Friday 9th May when the excellent Paul Whittle will be giving a talk on this very subject. It will take place at Milford Village Hall and follows the Milford & District U3A’s AGM, which is at 2pm. This normally does not take too long. So don’t be deterred, all welcome, entry £1. It will provide an excellent opportunity to get a flavour of what the Milford and District U3A has to offer by way of dozens of activities to brighten your life in your senior years. For a comprehensive look at what activities might excite and interest
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