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August 3 2012.

As usual, the weekend kicks off in energetic style this evening at the Hillcrest Community Centre, Newhaven, where the Ladies Boxing Club precedes the venue's regular Friday night Ballroom Dancing evening. The entertainment moves on to The Ark on Newhaven's West Quay, where the customers will be belting out all manner of Karoke numbers from 8.30pm. The music plays on over in the town centre at the White Hart, where six-piece modern covers band Ginger Flowers will be playing from 9.00pm, while up at the Hampden Arms, Juliette and the Romeos hit the floor at 9.00pm with a mix of soul, R&B and more.

On to Saturday; and it's back to the Hillcrest Centre from 9.30am to 10.30am for Zumba, and then across to the market in Newhaven's town centre to pick up a bargain or two. Stay in Newhaven for the Mencap Summer Fair, with fun for all the family from 10.00am to 3.00pm at the Riverside Hall. The modest entry fee of just 30p for adults, with children free of charge all goes to help support the charity. Sticking with the family fun theme; there's a free-to-enter Family Summer Play Event over the other side of the ring road at Newhaven Children's Centre, Denton Island from 10am - 12pm. Also raising money for charity and flying the family-fun flag, the Hope Inn is hosting a Help for Heroes Day, with plenty going on from 12.00pm and Ten Below Zero performing from 9.00pm in the evening. Up the hill at Southdown School, Church Hill, Newhaven Gardening Society is holding its Annual Show from 2.00pm. For those interested in a spot of history, there's a Seaford Historic Guided Tour starting from the Seaford Tourist Information Centre at 10.00am.

Heading into the evening and in Seaford at the British Legion Club, Ginger Flowers are making another appearance and back in Newhaven at the Bridge Inn, our good friends, local covers band, Welcome to Nutsville (pictured) hitting it from 9.00pm.

Sunday gets underway with a Market & Fund Day at Martello Tower on Seaford seafront from 11.00am to 4.30pm and there'll be nine gardens open for the Macmillan Open Garden Coastal Trail from Saltdean to Seaford; 12:00pm - 6:00pm. There's another chance to go back in time with the one-hour Seaford Cemetery Historic Guided Tours, 2:00pm at Seaford Cemetery, Alfriston Road, Seaford. For those who prefer to end the weekend on a loud note, the Bay Tree Inn in Seaford is holding a Karaoke night.

With so much choice and good-cause events going on, let's hope the weather behaves itself for the good folk of the Haven. Enjoy!

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