As the winter weather sets in there are some special speakers this month to tempt you away from the fire. The guest of the Hornsea Civic Society at its new venue, on 15th November will be local writer, Marvin Close, who will share his stories of his work in TV, drama and writing for radio. Not to be missed! This meeting (7.30pm) will also be the Civic Society AGM and nominations for the committee are invited. This and all monthly meetings will in future be at the United Reformed Church hall. The U3A also have a very distinguished guest for their AGM and monthly meeting at the Floral Hall on Tuesday 7th November from 10am to 12.30pm. Chair of Directors Richard Carmichael will give a talk entitled ‘The History of the Floral Hall’. Gardening enthusiasts can spend an evening with Doug Stewart at Seaton Village Hall on Monday 30th October at 7.30pm while bird lovers can be transported to warmer climes with a talk entitled ‘Birding in Paradise’ (Papua New Guinea) by Rick Swales at 7.30pm on Friday 17th November at the Library. If, on the other hand you prefer a lively debate then be sure not to miss Home Grown Hornsea’s discussion/social night at Kelpies (Bank Street) at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 14th November. This month’s theme is taken from the caption below- ‘Friend or Food?’. Carnivores, omnivores, veggies and vegans are all welcome but be prepared – passions are likely to be running high! Home Grown Hornsea will also be holding its AGM on Monday 6th November at 4.30 pm at Kelpies and anyone who is interested in getting involved is encouraged to come along. Volunteers to help run the new wholefood shop would be very welcome. There is still space for more meditators (free) at 4.30 pm on Thursdays.