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March 30 2012

The Seaford Mayor's Mad March Marathon in aid of WAVES, comes to a a big finale this weekend with the Baker Boys playing at the rugby club on Saturday night.

The sun has been burning throughout the week and although the forecast says it will go into hiding for the weekend now the kids are on holiday, there's no need for you to do the same, because, as ever, there is stacks to do in the Haven area this weekend. And hey, the clouds may just stay over the north side of downs and leave us basking for another day or so...

Get the weekend rocking from the start with Fat Belly Jones making a welcome return to the Hampden Arms up on the hill at South Heighton from around the 8.30pm mark.

Back down on the West Quay at Newhaven, The Ark has free pool from 5.00pm and double vodkas for £3.50. Dance Nation presents the Karaoke, Famous for Four Minutes competition at The Ship Hotel in Newhaven High Street from 8.00pm.

If you Newhaveners work it right you could start the evening with a free game of pool at The Ark, skip up the road to the Hillcrest Centre for the weekly ballroom dancing, glide back down to The Ship and belt out your favourite song and then get back to The Ark for your double vodka and a splash.

Over at the Seaford end of the Haven the weekend starts at 6.00pm with the Sporting Seaford Exhibition at the Martello Tower and the Seaford Musical Society Concert with the Navarra String Quartet playing works by Haydn, Brahms and Schubert from 7.15pm at the Cross Way Centre.

There is also the ever-popular Quiz Night downstairs at the Seaford British Legion Club, while upstairs, Seaford Folk Club presents Black Strap Molasses from 8.00pm.

Saturday starts with your regular hour-long Zumba class at the Hillcrest Centre from 9.30am, then you can wander over to support the Newhaven Saturday Market. There are some bargains to be had, so use it or lose it. There is also a Car Boot Sale at Paradise Park, organised by Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford Lions in aid of WAVES.

The Seaford National Trust Association Spring Fair is at St Leonard's Church Hall, Church Lane, Seaford from 10.00am and the Seaford Mayor's Mad March Marathon in aid of WAVES continues with an historic guided tour of Seaford, followed by tea with the Mayor. Meet at 37 Church Street, Seaford at 2.00pm.

You lucky Seaford folk are spoilt for choice on the live music front on Saturday night. The Baker Boys are at Seaford Rugby Club at the Salts Recreation Ground from 8.00pm with proceeds going to the Seaford Mayor's Mad March Marathon WAVES fund, Random are playing at The Bay from 8.00pm, Looking Back are at the British Legion, also from 8.00pm and Brass Monkeys are playing at The Shore from 9.00pm. Pheeeew!

Newhaven isn't left out of the Saturday night music-fest either, with The Fulker Brothers playing at The Ark from 8.30pm.

Sunday sees the end of the Seaford Mayor's Mad March Marathon in aid of WAVES and in the big finale, the Mayor is going to do the Lady Godiva and ride naked through the town on a horse. Ha! April Fool! But well done to the Mayor and all her helpers and supporters for raising funds for WAVES in the Mad March Marathon.

Seaford Chamber of Commerce is holding an Easter Egg Hunt at Florence House, in Southdown Road, Seaford. For details contact:  

Well that's it for another week. Get out there and support all those local events, charities and businesses. There may be a shortage of fuel, but there's no shortage of fun and entertainment in the Haven area this weekend and so you really don't have to travel far anyway!

For a full listing of events and details of times and places, go to our WHAT'S ON page.

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