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What’s On - from Friday October 26

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FRIDAY

HALLOWEEN Firework Spectacular, Heron Way School, Horsham, Oct 26. Starts 5.30pm, Fireworks at 7pm. Fancy Dress, Games, Hot Food & Drinks. Family Ticket 14*(2 adults, 2 Children). £5 Adult, £3.50 Child. All Welcome.

TEA Dance, Southwater Leisure Centre, Pevensey Road, Southwater (Off Cedar Drive), Oct 26, 1.30-3.45pm. More details from Southwater Leisure Centre on 01403 733208 or Colin and Margaret on 01403 734409.

WALK: Oct 26. 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.

WALK: Oct 26. All welcome to Barns Green, 4 mile circular HDC Health Walk around the rural outskirts of the village, some stiles and steep steps and a long hill. Can be muddy in places. Meet at 11am at the corner of the green near the Village Club. 2 hours. Peter 01403 741305.

WATERCOLOUR Workshops with Ann Harris - for begginers and intermediate levels. For more details and to Book your workshop NOW for January call 01403 251537.

WISBOROUGH Green Primary School Bonfire & Night & Firework Display, Oct 26. Gates open 6pm – Fireworks at 7pm. Tickets available on the gate: £5 for adult single, £4 for child single, £15 for a Family of 4. BBQ, Mulled Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, Glowies & Sweets

HORSHAM (Forest) Flower Club flower demonstrations/events fourth Friday of month at Forest Boys School in evenings. Contact: Christine Smith 01403 783162.

HORSHAM Spiritual and Healing Centre psychic evenings at Horsham Park Barn, North Street, every fourth Friday in the month. Contact: Christine Ellis (01403) 263897.

STORRINGTON Dog Club. Storrington Village Hall, Friday, 7.30-9pm. We don’t train your dog, you do that with advice and help from us. No dog is too old to learn or too young to start. Friendly and informal atmosphere. Children very welcome. No advance payment/booking. Call Rosemary on 07971 579450 or 01903 746504 (same number for Collie Rescue).

SUNBEAM Swimming Club (for the disabled). Anyone wishing to join, 8-9pm, can telephone Robin Ayres on 01403 253200.

THE 2nd Storrington Brownies meet Fridays at Ravenscroft Guide and Community Hall, Storrington. For girls aged seven to ten years. For more details phone Michelle on 01903 745975.

SATURDAY

AUTUMN Fair and Optics Weekend, Oct 27, 10am-4pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

CLOVERS Art Group at Nymans, Handcross, an exhibition of work including paintings, silk printing and cards, Oct 27, 10am-4pm. Ten per cent of the proceeds will be donated to Breakthrough to Cancer.

COWFOLD Village History Society welcomes people to its Village History Day in the Village Hall, Oct 27, 11am–6pm. Entrance £2.50 for adults and £1 for children under 16 – CVHS members free.

KIRDFORD Art Group Annual Exhibition, at Kirdford Village Hall, Oct 27, 10am-5pm. Free admission, visitors and new members welcome. Contact 01403 783831.

RUSPER Art Group - 42nd annual art exhibition, Rusper Village Hall, Oct 27, 10am-5pm.

TABLE Top/Car Boot Sale at Rackham Old School, Oct 27, 10.30am-4pm.

WALK: Oct 27. All welcome, Wepham Down, 6½ mile circular Downland sociable HDC Health Walk, some hills, good views of some of the finest parts of the downland landscape. Free, just turn-up at Kithurst Hill car park (off the Storrington to Amberley road) at 8.30am. Dogs allowed on a lead. 2¾ hours. Mick 01903 745971.

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

SWIM-1st Triathlon Club. Beginners and all abilities welcome, 16 years+. Saturday mornings 7-8am swim training at Handcross Park School. More information from 07910 532 710; www.swim-1st.co.uk/triathlon.html or e-mail triathlon@swim-1st.co.uk

SUNDAY

AUTUMN Fair and Optics Weekend, Oct 28, 10am-4pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

CLOVERS Art Group at Nymans, Handcross, an exhibition of work including paintings, silk printing and cards, Oct 28, 10am-4pm. Ten per cent of the proceeds will be donated to Breakthrough to Cancer.

KIRDFORD Art Group Annual Exhibition, at Kirdford Village Hall, Oct 28, 10am-3.30pm. Free admission, visitors and new members welcome. Contact 01403 783831.

RUSPER Art Group - 42nd annual art exhibition, Rusper Village Hall, Oct 28, 10am-5pm.

WALK: Oct, 28. Lock Estate & River Adur, All welcome, 5½ mile fairly flat new HDC Health Walk through ancient woodland and fields, excellent views of the South Downs. Meet in the car park at Partridge Green Village Hall (TQ190191, RH13 8HX) at 10am. Good food and Dark Star beer available at the Partridge pub afterwards. No dogs, good walking boots necessary. 2½ hours. Pauline 01403 240419, Jane 261672, Jean 250869.

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

HORSHAM Social Walking Group – Every Sunday afternoon we meet for a three to five mile walk in the Sussex area for the Over 40’s. Please phone for information on venue and time on 01403 267149 or 01403 269144.

JOIN The Salvation Army, Booth Way/Depot Road, Horsham: 10am: Youth Matters; 10.30am: Celebration Meeting; 11.15am: Creche and Kids Alive; 12.30pm: Kids MAD. More information from 01403 254624/horsham@salvationarmy.org.uk

WALK: Horsham 20s-40s Walking Group walks from a different country pub every Sunday at 10.50am. Walks are approximately 5 miles long returning to the pub for lunch. See www.walkhorsham.com e-mail:walkhorsham@hotmail.com or call: 07872 113 674.

MONDAY

HALLOWEEN at Buchan Country Park, Horsham Road, Crawley, Oct 29, 2.30-5pm. Booking essential. Further details from 01293 542088/544120 or email buchan.park@westsussex.gov.uk

HORSHAM Film Society is presenting “Oranges and Sunshine”, Oct 29, 8pm in The Capitol. Membership details Horsham 250532.

WILD Families - Halloween Hootenanny, Oct 29-31, 11am-3pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

WILD Families - Autumn Hlf Term Fun, Oct 29 - Nov 4, 9.30am-5pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

ROFFEY Millennium Hall, Roffey, chair-based exercises with coffee and chat, Monday 10.45-11.45am. This class is a gentle mobilising, stretching and balancing programme, ideal for anyone with immobilising conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, mild stroke etc. Fun, friendly class, come along and meet new friends. Wheelchairs and mobility buggies welcome. Call Sue on 01403 730783.

SANDGATE Singers is a four-part choir based in Storrington. We meet at 7.30pm every Monday at Sullington Village Hall and we’re always pleased to welcome new members. An ability to read music is useful but in no way essential as CDs are available. If you like singing, come and join Storrington’s friendliest choir. No auditions or formalities – just come and sing! For more information please contact Noreen Gazey on 01903 743345 begin_of_the_skype_highlightingend_of_the_skype_highlighting. www.sandgatesingers.org.uk

TUESDAY

FAMILY Bushcraft at Buchan Country Park, Horsham Road, Crawley, Oct 30, 9.45am-3pm. Booking essential. Further details from 01293 542088/544120 or email buchan.park@westsussex.gov.uk

WILD Families - Dotty About Ducks, Oct 30, 10am-12.30pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

HORSHAM Speakers’ Club meets on the second and last Tuesdays each month (except July and August), 7.45pm at the Tythe Barn, Pondtail Road, Horsham. The club is a friendly group of people encouraging one another to develop and improve public speaking skills. All abilities are welcome (no pressure!). Contact Barry on bazgoog@gmail.com or 01903 246546.

SLINFOLD Concert Band meets every Tuesday at 7.30pm in Slinfold Village Hall. The band, one of the best amateur wind bands in the South East, performs regularly on bandstands, in concert halls, and at private functions throughout the area. If you play a brass or wind instrument, and would like to play with the band, we would love to hear from you. Please have a chat with Polly on 01403 270198, or visit our website www.slinfoldconcertband.org for more information.

SOUTHWATER Bridge Club duplicate sessions every Tuesday, 2pm. Enquiries to the secretary on 01403 254667 or 01403 266956.

SOUTHWATER Young at Heart for the over 50s meets every Tuesday, 9.30am–noon, in Beeson House, Lintot Square, Southwater. Details: 01403 730420.

TORCH are a choir that sing ROCK - everything from Iron Maiden to Muse! We meet every Tuesday, 7.30-9.30pm, at Southwater Junior Academy. Just turn up or call James on 07949 949 829 for more details.

WALK: Horsham 20s-40s Walking Group walks from a different country pub each Tuesday evening at 7.30pm. Walks are around one and a half hours returning to the pub for drinks afterwards. See www.walkhorsham.com Email walkhorsham@hotmail.com or call 07872 113674.

WEST Sussex Philharmonic Choir rehearses every Tuesday, 8-10pm, in the Barn, The Causeway, Horsham. New singers welcome

WEDNESDAY

BUSHCRAFT at Buchan Country Park, Horsham Road, Crawley, Oct 31, 10am-4pm. Booking essential. Further details from 01293 542088/544120 or email buchan.park@westsussex.gov.uk

SUSSEX Family History Group - Crawley Centre is meeting in the Tilgate Community Centre, Shackleton Road, Tilgate, Crawley, Oct 31, 7.30pm. Talk by Caroline Adams - Family history in West Sussex. More information from 01403 790344.

WALK: All welcome to free, guided, sociable health walks every Wednesday around Horsham Park. Just turn up at 10.30am at the Bandstand in the Carfax. Suitable for all including the elderly and people recovering from illness, operation or accident. Full programme of about 200 walks available from HDC Health Walks Co-ordinator (01403 215269) or on website www.horshamhealthwalks.co.uk

THURSDAY

BUCHANEER Rangers at Buchan Country Park, Horsham Road, Crawley, Nov 1, 10am-1pm. Booking essential. Further details from 01293 542088/544120 or email buchan.park@westsussex.gov.uk

COME dancing with the Swing Fever Band- on Thursday 1st November at the Business Centre, Forest School, Comptons Lane, Horsham 8-10pm. Admission free. Contact Derek 01403 251886

WALK: Nov 1: All welcome, Ranmore Common, 4¾ mile fairly flat circular sociable HDC Health walk on woodland and farm tracks around Polesden Lacey Estate. Free, just turn-up in the National Trust car park, Ranmore Common Road, at 10am (parking £2.50 for non-NT members). No dogs. TQ 141503. Geoff 01403 258180 or Pat 240654.

WILD Families - Food for Thought, Nov 1, 10am-12.30pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

WILDLIFE Walkabouts, Nov 1 and every Thursday, 10am-noon, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

FIRST Aid for Young People - Horsham Youth First Aid Group: We teach all aspects of First Aid, including Search and Rescue techniques and Casualty Simulation, through practical activities and senarios. Team work and leadership skills are also encouraged and developed. Call Paula on 07866 955 401 (a qualified Primary Teacher/Ambulance Technician) Thurs 7-8.30pm at St Peters Hall, Three Acres, Blackbridge Lane, Horsham, RH12 1RS.

HORSHAM Amateur Radio Club meets first Thursdays of month at The Guide Hall, Denne Road, Horsham, 8pm. Contact: Andrew (01483) 272456. www.harc.org.uk

HORSHAM District Radio Control Model Club informal meetings held in Millennium Hall, Roffey, on first Thursday of each month, often with guest speaker. Flying (weather permitting) at weekends and Bank Holidays. Helpful advice on offer. Contact: chairman Pete Chamber (01403 252858) or Frank Farley (01306 627731).

HUKUBERRY Jam is a Horsham based ukulele jam session. We welcome anyone (level and age) interested in joining us to chill out and play the uke. Our jam sessions are every first and third Thursday of the month from 8pm onwards. Get in touch if you are interested in joining us at: Email: web@hukuberry.co.uk; Web: www.hukuberry.co.uk or Facebook: Hukuberry Jam

GENERAL

CRAWLEY and North Sussex Ramblers Association has a year-round programme of walks for the weekend and occasionally midweek with experienced leaders – five miles to 12 miles. Contact Val on 01293 535852. www.crawleyramblers.org.uk

ICEBREAKERS the dining club for the single over 40’s. There’s no joining fee, your only commitment is paying the advised charge for the evening. So what have you got to lose? Absolutely nothing… So call us now to book your place at one of our distinctive dining events and see what life can hold for you. Telephone: Maria on 01403 262477 or Jacquie on 01403 273480; www.icebreakersclub.co.uk Icebreakers, The club that gets single people together. Let us break the ice for you...

KEENAGERS Badminton Club meets at Broadbridge Heath Sports Centre every Monday and Friday (9.30am) and Wednesday (2pm). Contact Honor (01403) 261802.

STORRINGTON Short Mat Bowls Club, Chanctonbury Leisure Centre, Storrington, Monday afternoon and Friday evening. Contact Peter Westrip 01903 740896 or Bob Manning 01903 745201.

 

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