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What’s on - from Friday October 12

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Friday

DATE with Nature - A Festival of Fungi, until Oct 14, drop in between 9.30am-5pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

TEA Dance, Southwater Leisure Centre, Pevensey Road, Southwater (Off Cedar Drive), Oct 12, 1.30-3.45pm. More details from Southwater Leisure Centre on 01403 733208 or Colin and Margaret on 01403 734409.

WALK: Oct 12. All welcome, just turn-up at Barns Green (Village Sign near club) at 11am. Easy, mostly flat circular, guided, free sociable HDC Walk around the outskirts of the village. 2 miles, 1 hour. Peter 01403 741305.

BILLINGSHURST Tennis Club – Adult club night, 6–10pm. Play as visitor (£2) for first 3 visits. New members very welcome to this friendly and developing club. Please visit www.billingshursttennisclub.co.uk for further details or contact Membership Secretary shirleycook@tesco.net or 01403 785320.

BILLINGSHURST Tennis Club – ‘Rusty Rackets’, 9.45–11.30am, for returnees and improvers. Please visit www.billingshursttennisclub.co.uk for further details or contact phone Chris 07888 012 132.

BROADBRIDGE Heath Stoolball Club - Training from 6-7.30pm at Broadbridge Heath Cricket Club in Byfleets Lane or for further details please contact Sally Booker 07964 115 712 or email sallybooker1@btinternet.com

DEMENTIA Day Club held every Friday, 10.15am-3.15pm, at St John’s Church Hall, Broadbridge Heath. Regular musical entertainment. For more details contact Lyn on 07872 464004.

DIAL Post Village Hall, Badminton, Fridays 10am-noon. Contact Derek 01403 710908.

DIAL Post Village Hall, Bingo, alternate Fridays 7.30-9.30pm. Contact Brenda 01403 710870.

FRENCH Club. Meets every second Friday of the month from September to June inclusive at the Millennium Hall in Roffey from 8-10pm. Visitors welcome. Contact Elyane Dale, membership secretary, on 01403 257393.

Saturday

BILLINGSHURST Horticultural Society Buffet Supper, Women’s Hall, High Street, Billingshurst, Oct 13, 6.3 for 7pm. Members and friends. Tel. Hon Sec 01403 784599 for further information.

SATURDAY Evening Dance, Oct 13, 7.30-10.30pm, at Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Russtington. More details from Colin or Margaret on 01403 734409.

WALK: Oct 13. All welcome, meet/park at the far end on the gravelled section of Hilliers Garden Centre, Brighton Road, Horsham (TQ187297) at 10am. Mostly flat (some slopes) 5 ¼ mile circular HDC Health Walk along the byways and footpaths south of Horsham to Sedgwick Park. No dogs. 2½ hours. Richard 01403 230293.

WORTHING National Trust is holding an Autumn Fair at Durrington Community Centre, New Road, Durrington, Oct 13, 10am-noon. Cakes, plants, books, bric a brac, National Trust items refreshments etc. Admission free. The Pulse bus stops at the door. Contact 01903 367485 for further information.

Jumble sale, Saturday October 13 at 2.15pm at Amberley Church Hall in aid of the Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy. Contact Ivy Read on 01798 831388.

BILLINGSHURST Tennis Club – Junior Coaching 8.45am–1pm, all ages, all standards. Open to non-members. Please visit www.billingshursttennisclub.co.uk for further details or contact Membership Secretary shirleycook@tesco.net or 01403 785320.

HORSHAM Flute Choir meet every second and fourth Saturday of the month. If you play a piccolo or flute of any type (concert, alto or bass etc.) are over 16 years of age and at least grade 3, we may be the group for you. For more information contact Music Director/conductor Andrew Duncan on 01483 416718/pa.duncan@homecall.co.uk

HORSHAM Folk Dance Club hold regular Folk/Barn Dances in The Barn, The Causeway, Horsham, RH12 1HE, 7.30pm, on the second Saturday in each month (except November when it will be the fourth Saturday). All are welcome to join us; no partner necessary. Contact Janet on 01403 790464 or Jean on 01403 266457.

Sunday

CRAWLEY Wedding Fair, K2 Leisure Centre,Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley, Oct 14, 11am-4pm. One of the biggest and best Wedding Fayres in the South East and located at this state of the arts Leisure Complex. Features a wide range of Exhibitors including Wedding Reception Venues and Entertainers. Large Cat Walk Show within exhibition.

THE Coolham Choir meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month – 10am for 10.30am start at the Coolham Village Hall. We are a mixed choir and welcome all abilities – no audition needed. Under Pianist & Conductor Michael Hinton, we perform a variety of music from Abba to Gershwin – Beatles to Lerner & Loewe. Tel: 01403-785674 - www.bassistgaryholder.com

BILLINGSHURST Tennis Club - Adult club afternoon, 2–4pm. Pay as visitor (£2) for first 3 visits. New members very welcome to this friendly and developing club. Please visit www.billingshursttennisclub.co.uk for further details or contact Membership Secretary shirleycook@tesco.net 01403-785320.

BROADBRIDGE Heath Cricket Club start their Winter Indoor Net session at Forest Boys School, noon-2pm. For further details please contact Tim Wells 07740 101 983.

BUDDHIST Meditation Group meet every Sunday, 7-9pm at The College of Richard Collyer, Horsham. Sitting, Walking and Guided Meditations with group discussions. No experience needed. Contact John Moore on 077860 74683 or www.thehorshamsangha.co.uk

BUNNY Hoppers Club for Children with Additional Needs 0-5 years inc siblings, meets 1st Sunday every month 2-5pm, Springboard House, 52 Hurst Road, Horsham RH12 2EP. Tel Brenda Leeds 01403 218888 for more info or email earlyyears@springboardproject

CONSERVATION: Rudgwick Biodiversity Project, a community/voluntary conservation action group meet at 1pm on the last Sunday of every month at King George V Playing Fields Bucks Green. All welcome, no skills required, all tools, insurance and refreshments provided. Contact Greg on 01403 823147/Trevor 01403 822047 or go to www.rudgwickbio.weebly.com to see our calendar of annual events or visit us on Facebook.

FRIENDS of St Leonard’s Forest Conservation Group meet for workdays on every fourth Sunday of the month to help preserve the heather in the forest. We meet at 10am on the bridleway off Forest Road, Colgate. Tasks vary from month to month. For details please email fofslf@aol.com, phone 01403 731885 or visit www.friend sofstleonardsforest.org.uk

FOREST Badminton Club plays at Tanbridge School, Horsham, Sundays, 7.30pm. League standard and junior section. Contact: Peter (01403) 250401.

HORSHAM Cycling: every Sunday, five rides of differing speeds and distances leave from the Carfax. Meet at 9am. Details from Robert Skeet 01403 270089 or visit www.horshamcycling.co.uk

HORSHAM Cyclists Touring Club organises cycle rides in the Horsham area on Sundays, usually stopping for lunch. Contact: Barbara on 07710 141374.

Monday

WALK: Oct 15. High Weald Landscape Trail. Meet at Roosthole Forestry Commission car park, Hammerpond Road, Horsham (TQ 208298) at 10am. Various 4½ mile circular HDC Health Walks through forest and open heathland, some gentle slopes, no stiles, can be muddy. No dogs, 2 hours. Daniela 01403 276973 or Alex 273751.

BADMINTON, Horsham Arun from 8.15. Club standard. First visit no charge. Phone Ian 01403 250337.

CLOVERS Art Group meets each Monday, 10am-noon at the Millennium Hall, Roffey, Horsham. We are a friendly group who enjoy painting in all media, card making and photography. All abilities and ages welcome. We arrange for occasional lectures, art exhibitions and painting locally on location. It’s fun! Call Ann on Horsham 251537 for more details.

FRIENDS Like Us, a friendship club for people with limited or restricted mobility who use a wheelchair, electric scooter, walking aid or stick. Meet at Millenium Hall, Crawley Road, Roffey, 2-4pm, first and third Monday of each month for cup of tea, chat and chance to participate in variety of activities (partners and carers welcome). Details: Anne Gillson on 01403 259696.

HEATHERS Horsham Cancer Support Group, meets first and third Monday each month, 2-4pm, at The Unitarian Church Hall, opposite Horsham bus station. Offers support, information and a warm welcome to anyone affected by cancer. Contact Mary 01043 250816.

HORSHAM Humanists meet on the first Monday of every month from 8pm at The Rising Sun on Pondtail Road in Horsham. Everyone welcome, from the like minded to those just wanting to know more about Humanism. Call Sarah on 07864 938120 or visit our website, www.horshamhumanists.net for more details.

HORSHAM Natural History Society meets every Monday evening from September to March for a varied programme of talks in the Wesley Hall, London Road, Horsham, from 7.45pm. Visitors welcome. Phone 01403 269994 or look at our website www.hnhs.org.uk for further details.

Tuesday

TWINEHAM C.E. School warmly invite you to a Drop-In Open Morning, Oct 16, 9.30am–noon, for Pre-School children and their parents. Contact details 01444 881207 email:office@twineham.w-sussex.sch.uk

Horsham Holistic Health - Mind, Body & Spirit group. Tuesday 16 October - Talk on Tai Chi and Qi Gong by Nicola Jones at 7.30pm at the Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham. Cost £6. Contact Tina on tina@rainbowoasis.co.uk or 07857 545 678

NEW WALK: Oct 16. All welcome, meet at 10am in the Hen & Chicken car park, Southwater (TQ 158276, RH13 9BH). Flat easy (only 3 stiles) 3¼ mile sociable circular HDC Health walk through farmland to Christ’s Hospital playing fields, along the Downs Link and back via Great House Farm. No dogs. 2 hours. Good food in the pub including two mains or baguettes for £9. Bill 01403 256248 & Pat 240654.

WALK: Oct 16. All welcome, just turn-up at Steyning Health Centre, Tanyard Lane, at 11am. Various, mostly flat circular, guided, free sociable HDC Walks around the outskirts of Steyning. 2 miles, 1¼ hours. Linda 01903 816865 or Lyn 369752.

WALK: Oct 16. All welcome to a free HDC Health Walk from Crawley Down, going North, 4½ miles flat walk (some stiles) along the Worth Way and beyond. Meet at 1.30pm at Hazel Way/Cob Close junction, Crawley Down (RH10 4EX). 2 hours. Pat B 01342 712591.

BILLINGSHURST Choral Society meets every Tuesday evening at St. Mary’s Church, Billingshurst. 8pm. Rehearsals for four concerts each year. Contact Keith Paul 01403 782613 or visit www.billingshurstchoralsociety.org for further information.

BILLINGSHURST Tennis Club – ‘Rusty Rackets’, 9.45–11.30am, for returnees and improvers. Please visit www.billingshursttennisclub.co.uk for further details or contact phone Chris 07888 012 132.

CONSERVATION, fitness and fun. Horsham Green Gym meets Tuesdays, 10am, for three hours at various sites in and near Horsham, getting exercise and fresh air while working to improve the local environment, learning new skills and making new friends. For more information, see www.horshamgreengym.org.uk or phone David on 01403 269384.

DAVE Toye and Friends Open Mic Night at The Coach House, Cowfold, every Tuesday.

DIAL Post Village Hall, Table Tennis 6.30-8.30pm, Tuesdays, all ages and abilities. Contact Pauline on 01403 710908.

FIBROMYALGIA Support for Surrey and Sussex, Horsham Support Group. Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Club Room of Horsham Hospital, Hurst Road. Anyone with fibromyalgia, their carers, partners or family are welcome. For further information tel: 0844 887 2383 or email fmssas2@gmail.com

Website www.fms-sas.co.uk

HOLBROOK Horsham WI meets on the third Tuesday of each month (except August), 7.45pm, at the Tythe Barn, Pondtail Road, Horsham. We are a friendly group of ladies who welcome visitors and new members to join us for a varied programme of speakers, social activities, lunches, outings etc. Contact 01403 251920.

HORSHAM Business Club meets every Tuesday at Cisswood House Hotel, 7-8.30am, allowing the rest of the day free for business as usual. Contact info@horshambusinessclub.com or Steve Snowdon on 01403 270271.

HORSHAM Chess Club meets at the Methodist Church Hall, London Road, every Tuesday, from 7.30pm. Ian Comley (01403 734918).

WEDNESDAY

WALK: Oct 17. All welcome, meet/park at the Six Bells, Newdigate (TQ197420, RH5 5DH) at 10am. 5 mile flat (some stiles) circular HDC Health Walk through fields, past lakes and a beautiful moated house. No dogs. 2¼ hours. Mike Powell 01403 242564.

WALK: Oct 17. All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am at The Orchard Restaurant car park, West Grinstead, (on A272 between A24 & A281). Various flat (some stiles) circular HDC Health walks of 4 to 5 miles north or south along the Downs Link then through farmland and woods. No dogs. 1½ to 2 hours. Daniela 01403 276973 & Alex 273751.

ARE you interested in model making and model railways? Horsham Model Railway Club and area group of the ‘N’ Gauge Society meet the second, fourth and fifth Wednesday each month at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Cambridge Road, Horsham, RH13 5ED from 7pm. www.horshammrc.org.uk

BADMINTON, Horsham Arun from 7.30. Club standard. First visit no charge. Phone Ian 01403 250337.

BADMINTON. Tanbridge House PTA Badminton Club welcomes new players on Wednesdays from 8pm to 9.30pm. No subscription, just £2.50 an evening. Phone 01403 262785 or 01403 265171 for more information.

THURSDAY

STORRINGTON Camera Club, Oct 18: First print competition (any subject) judged by Carole Speight ARPS DPAGB APAGB in the Clubroom, Storrington Football Club Pavilion, behind Channctonbury Leisure Centre, Soirebridge Road, Storrington, 7.30pm. More information from www.storringtoncc.org.uk

WALK: Oct 18. All welcome, 5 mile mostly flat (some stiles) circular sociable HDC Health walk along the Sussex Border Path to Friday Street. Free, just turn-up in the Star Inn car park, Rusper at 10am. No dogs. TQ 206372. Geoff 01403 258180 & Pat 240654.

WILDLIFE Walkabouts, Oct 18 and every Thursday, 10am-noon, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

 

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