Other Events in 2020 (other than those listed below):
On Saturday 17th October 2020 Marden Pre-School will be hosting a Garage Safari Sale within the village of Marden.
How does it work?
You don't need a garage to hold a sale, just an area outside that you are able to use. You will need to register with the Pre-School for a £9 fee. This ensures that you go onto the map which will be sold from The Old Post Office Coffee Shop and Marden Pre-School Garden.
This is the perfect opportunity to turn your trash into someone else's treasure.
Map holders its a perfect chance to grab a bargain, you will visit each house on the map...the first 10 people to complete the route will receive a free drink and cake from The Old Post Office Coffee Shop.
The Covid-19 bit.....
Stall holders please ensure that there is no more than 2 of you hosting and that you have no more than 4 people at your stall at anyone time. Please wear a mask when you have people at your stall and it would be a good idea to have hand sanitiser at your stall.
Map holders please ensure you do not go to a stall where there are already 6 people (including the stall holders) practice social distancing and make sure you have a mask handy.
Please email the preschool [email protected] where we will send the PayPal link. Registration closes 2nd October 2020.
Living Memories in Marden
Future dates at The Vestry Hall 10.30am to 12.30pm:
This group is designed to help those living with memory loss but everyone is welcome. We pick a theme and expand it with memories, photos, memorabilia, music. If one of our themes interests you, please come along and join us. If you know someone who would benefit - a family member, friend, neighbour, please let them know and bring them along to meet us.
Contact Rachel Tel 01622 831941 or email [email protected]
Nothing to pay other than a contribution for refreshments.
All volunteers are DBS checked.
This project is supported by Marden Church and Marden Medical Practice.
Marden Motor Club
invites members of the village to come and visit their Motor Show on Saturday 23rd May which is being held on Southons Field between 1pm and 3.30pm when the Club hopes to have between 50 and 100 vintage, classic, retro and supercars on display. If you have an interesting vehicle which you would like to display please contact Nick Ferguson-Gow (email [email protected] or phone 01622 832733). Entry will be free for everyone but a raffle will be held to help defray the costs of running the event.
Maidstone Citizens Advice
visit Marden on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 2pm to 4pm. The sessions are held in the Old School Room, Marden Memorial Hall, Goudhurst Road, Kent (access via the rear doors).
If you need to discuss any issue with Citizens Advice whilst no visits are being made to Marden please telephone 01622 752420 / 01622 757882 alternatively they do hold sessions at Maidstone Gateway, King Street, Maidstone.
Guide Dogs My Guide Service
We are looking to recruit volunteers in the area to help support our My Guide service. My Guide is a free service that helps people with a vision impairment get out of their homes and into the community with a volunteer as their sighted guide.
My Guide fully trains you as a volunteer, to provide confident sighted guide assistance, on a regular basis, to people living with sight loss, to help them achieve their goals, such as:
- Access services in your community
- Gaining confidence on public transport
- Engaging with your local community
What Will I Get Out Of It?
- Make a life-changing difference to someone in need in your community
- An opportunity to build experience and knowledge of sight loss and develop your existing skills whilst doing something that you enjoy
- Help a charity do more while becoming a valued and integral part of the Guide Dogs team meeting with other Guide Dogs' volunteers
If you can spare a couple of hours a week and would like to know more information please contact the Guide Dogs team at Maidstone on 01189 838711 or email [email protected]
Come and Sing - Bring along a friend and enjoy traditional and popular songs. Alternate Thursdays in the Congregational Chapel at 2pm followed by refreshments 3-3.30pm. £1 per session. This group is supported by Marden Medical Centre, Marden PPG, the Parish Church and Congregational Chapel. Please contact Sarah on 01622 832925 or Marden Medical Centre on 01622 831257.
The Village Voices:
The Village Voices are looking for new singers to join their choir - all ages are welcome from 13+. They meet every Monday at the Congregational Chapel. Doors open at 7.45pm and rehearsals start at 8pm to 9.30pm. They sign songs from different genres with harmonies and perform throughout the year at various local gigs. First trial lesson is free then £5 for each session thereafter. If you're interested in joining check out their Facebook page @villagevoicesmarden or email [email protected]