WALK: Nov 30: All welcome, just turn-up at car park at Southwater Country Park (off Cripplegate Lane) at 11am. Easy flat circular, guided, free sociable HDC Walk along bridleways, lanes and the Downs Link. Café open in the Park at the end. 2½ miles, 1 hour. Pat 01403 240654.
WATERCOLOUR Workshops with Ann Harris - for begginers and intermediate levels. for more details and to Book your workshop NOW for January call 01403 251537.
AGE UK Horsham District’s Festive Fayre will be held on Dec 1 at Lavinia House, Dukes Square, Horsham (behind the Drill Hall) from 10am to 2pm. Admission is free but a car parking permit will cost 50p. There will be plenty of stalls, including tombola, raffle, cakes, books, crafts, toys & games, Christmas cards and gift wrap and much more. Lunch and other refreshments will also be available. For further information please call 01403 260560.
BUSY Bees Christmas Fair, Dec 1, noon-2pm at Busy Bees Pre-School(Next to Children and Family Centre), Three Acres, Horsham. Santa arrives at 1pm. Please come and join the fun!
CHRISTMAS Bazaar, Dec 1, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Rushams Road, Horsham, noon-2pm. Raffle, Tombola, Cakes, Books, Bric-a-brack, crafts, mystery parcels, childrens games and tombola, chocolates, lunches, fair trade.
CHRISTMAS Wreath Making at Buchan Country Park, Crawley, Dec 1, 11am-1pm and 2.30-4.30pm. Booking essential. Further details from 01293 542088/544120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIENDS of Orchard Surgery Christmas Bazaar and Coffee Morning at Orchard Surgery, Lower Tanbridge Way (next to library), Dec 1, 10am-noon. Christmas gifts, raffle, tombola, bric-a-brac, jigsaws, cakes and books. All proceeds/donations towards the purchase of equipment for patients. Everyone welcome.
OPTICS Weekend, Dec 1 and 2, 10am-4pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks
SANTA Special steam trains at South Downs Light Railway, Pulborough Garden Centre, Stopham Road, Pulborough, RH20 1DS, Dec 1. Trains run between 11am and 3.30pm, and tickets can be booked at www.south-downs-railway.com
WILD Families - Winter Fun, Every weekend in December during the Christmas Holidays, 9.30am-5pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks
SANTA Special steam trains at South Downs Light Railway, Pulborough Garden Centre, Stopham Road, Pulborough, RH20 1DS, Dec 2. Trains run between 11am and 3.30pm, and tickets can be booked at www.south-downs-railway.com
SUNDAY Tea Dance, Dec 2, at the Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Church Street, Steyning, 2.30-5pm. More details from Colin or Margaret on 01403 734409.
SUSSEX Family Christmas Fair - Sponsored by Asda, Dec 2, at the Charmandean Centre, Forest Road, Worthing, 10.30am-4pm. 70+ stalls, amazing Santa Grotto, Christmas gifts & decorations, toys, festive food and wine, contemporary crafts, health and beauty gifts, jewellery, stylish baby and children products and unique home accessories. Free parking, refreshments & raffle. £2; £1.50 for seniors, Kids go free www.sussexfamilychristmasfair.co.uk
TABLE Top Sale, Rudgwick Sport & Community Centre, Dec 2, 2pm. £4 per table, bottle draw. To book call Linda 01403 822755, Refreshments available.
WALK: Dec 2: All welcome, 4½ mile circular, hilly, sociable HDC Health Walk into the heart of the South Downs to The Burgh with magnificent views towards Arundel. Free, just turn-up at Kithurst Hill car park (off the Storrington to Amberley road, TQ070125) at 10am. Dogs allowed on a lead. 1¾ hours. Mick 01903 745971.
THE next meeting of the Southwater Local History Group will be held on Dec 3, 7.30pm, at Beeson House, Lintot Square, Southwater. Non-members welcome - £3 entry. This will be a very informal Christmas social evening to which members and visitors are invited to bring along any pieces of local research they have undertaken or simply to share memories and anecdotes over a festive drink and a mince pie.
WALK: Dec 3: All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am at Henfield Cricket Ground off the A281 (TQ 223156, BN5 9RP) for a mostly flat (some stiles) 6 mile circular HDC Health Walk through fields to near Albourne green, expansive views of the South Downs, back through Woodmancote Place Deer Park. No dogs. 2½ hours. Mike Powell 01403 242564.
WALK: Dec 4: All welcome, meet in the Countryman Inn car park, Shipley, (TQ 135214) at 10am. Flat circular, guided, free sociable HDC Walk through Knepp Park, past King’s Windmill & Knepp Castle hoping to see Tamworth Pigs, Exmoor Ponies, Fallow Deer and Old English Long-horned Cattle. No dogs, 5½ miles, 2½ hours plus time in pub if you wish. Geoff 01403 258180 & Pat 240654.
WALK: Dec 4: 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.
STEYNING Late Night Christmas Shopping, Steyning High Street, Dec 5, 6-9pm. Fun Fair, Shopping, Music, Food, Stalls, Entertainment and Raffle! Organised by Steyning & District Business Chamber. www.steyningchamber.co.uk
WALK: Dec 5: All welcome, Bax Castle, Two Mile Ash Road (near Christ’s Hospital School), four mile circular sociable HDC Health Walk, some stiles and modest climbs, over farmland and through woods. Free, just turn-up at the pub car park at 10.30am. No dogs. 2 hours. John 01403 263661.
A CHRISTMAS Extravaganza by the One and Only Andrew Grisewood (National & Internationally Acclaimed Floral Designer/Demonstrator) presents “A Truly Dazzling Evening” at West Chiltington Floral Club, West Chiltington Village Hall (RH20 2PZ), Dec 6, 7 for 7.30pm. Tickets £10 (incl a Glass of Wine) Tel: 01798 813787 or 813608. Supporting Macmillan Cancer Care.
COME dancing with the Swing Fever Band at the Business Centre, Forest School, Comptons Lane, Horsham, 8-10 pm. Admission free. Contact Derek 01403 251886.
STORRINGTON Camera Club is holding a Members Evening (guests welcome) with a talk by Ken Scott ARPS “1500 and counting”, in the Clubroom of the Storrington Football Club Pavilion, Chanctonbury Leisure Centre, Spierbridge Road, Storrington, Dec 6, 7.30pm. Bring your camera along and learn how to photograph a theatre scene. www.storringtoncc.org.uk