News From The VineFrom the beginning of February books for Lent will be on display (Lent begins on February 26th). These can be used by individuals and groups. If you run a house group or are having a short course for Lent we are happy to order course books for your group - either drop in or phone on 01455 612345 to place an order. Easter cards will be available early in the month - this year our Easter cards are in support of Compassion - and we will also have Easter book titles on sale particularly in our Children's book section. On February 25th we will be celebrating Shrove Tuesday with a special Pancake Day menu served all day. Fairtrade Fortnight begins on Monday 24th February where the focus will once again be on all thing’s chocolate, highlighting the need for a fair wage for cocoa producers. We have two events coming up - on Saturday 29th February at 2.30 we have a Bake-off style fund-raiser. Whether you are a baker or just like cake you can take part. All funds raised will go to Traidcraft Exchange - see posters and flyers for more details. There is also an event on World Book Day Thursday 5th March at The Vine aimed at 6-9 year olds (and parents/carers/grandparents).Children's author Amy Scott Robinson is visiting us to do a book reading, a talk with her puppet and a book signing. She is the author of the "Gladstone the Gargoyle" books. The event is at 3.30pm to enable parents to bring their children after school. Amy Scott Robinson, author of the Gladstone trilogy, is a performance storyteller, ventriloquist and children's worker. She and Gladstone the Gargoyle have been visiting schools, churches and libraries to support and encourage reading and writing and to talk about the themes of friendship and faith in the books. Gladstone the Gargoyle has been hailed as 'the new ET'. He has come to life and descended from the church tower where he has sat for hundreds of years - but what is he doing here, and will he ever find his way back? He and his new friends set out to solve the mystery, encountering themes of community, friendship, family, history and faith along the way. The trilogy of books is aimed at 6-9 year olds and published by the Palm Tree Press at Kevin Mayhew.'