HARVEST FESTIVAL - Aymestrey’s harvest festival service is tomorrow (Friday) at 6.30pm. The service will be followed by refreshments for all.

Decoration of the church with flowers, fruit and vegetables will take place today (Thursday) from 10am. There will be a service of harvest communion on Sunday at 11am.

QUIZ NIGHT - The October quiz will be on October 11 at 8pm. A charge of £5 per team of up to four members is made. There is a cash prize for the winners and a prize for the ‘tail-end Charlies’.

Refreshments will be available and contestants are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages if desired.

APPLE PRESSING DAY - On October 12 Simon Abbiss will again be pressing apples at the parish hall. You are invited to bring your apples along, don’t forget to bring containers to hold the juice. You can either keep the pressed apples as juice or you can try your hand at making cider. Advice will be given on the day. Pressing will start at about 10am and carry on till about 3pm. You will be amazed that even a few carrier bags of apples will make several litres of fresh juice. There will be a barbecue, weather permitting, and there may be cider tasting from last year’s pressing so please bring along any you want to share.

HARVEST CONCERT - Whitton Voices, a community choir from Presteigne will be performing in Aymestrey village church on October 12 at 7.30pm. The programme includes songs from around the world, including African and eastern European and may well include Beatles songs, sea shanties and rousing harvest calls. Tickets are £5 on the door.

DATE FOR DIARIES - On November 16 Aymestrey parish hall will be presenting a magical magician’s night which will be an evening of intrigue and mystery with the magician giving an audience participation performance. The early part of the show will focus on the younger members of the audience so it is hoped that many children will attend. This will be a first for Aymestrey Parish Hall. Tickets will be available shortly.