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GOOD FRIDAY April 6

WILD Families - Easter trails, April 6-9 at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. Drop in between 11am-3pm. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks. Also, Easter Holiday Fun, until April 15.

WALK: All welcome, just turn-up at car park at Southwater Country Park (off Cripplegate Lane) at 11m. 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.

EASTER parade and service, 11am to 12, Carfax bandstand.

HAVE breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Old Barn Nursery and Garden Centre, Dial Post. 9am to 11.30am, April 6 to April 9. £7.95, booking essential (01403) 710000. Free bunny hunt to win a selection of Easter stickers.

PIAZZA Italia - events and attractions from 10am in and around the Carfax. In the afternoon there will be Ferraris and Italian motorbikes in Horsham town centre, with a special display of rare and classic Ferraris in Market Square. http://www.visithorsham.co.uk/piazza-italia/

BRITISH Heart Foundation car boot sale at Collyers College, Hurst Road, Horsham. 8am to 1pm. Vans £15, cars £10, car park £1. Gerry or Ann Howard (01403) 257027 or 07833 905813.

EASTER stroll for the Dame Vera Lynn Trust for children with cerebral palsy. Coffee or tea and a bacon roll from 10am at The Greets Inn. Guided countryside walk leaves at 10.30am, to be followed by children’s Easter egg hunt in the grounds. £2 adults, £1 children, £5 for family of four.

SATURDAY April 7

PIAZZA Italia - Italian market from 9am in the Carfax. Other attractions from 10am, and an ‘Italian Job’ Mini display in the afternoon. See website link above

EASTER MONDAY April 9

BRITISH Heart Foundation garage sale at 163 Comptons Lane, Horsham. From 9am.

PIAZZA Italia - celebrity chef Tony Tobin in the Carfax for a live cookery contest between local chefs, from 11am. Italian market and attractions, with wine tasting from 11.30am. Supercar display in the afternoon.

STORRINGTON Rotary Club Car Boot Sale, April 9, 8am-noon, Storrington Library Car Park. A popular event for buyers and sellers. Free for buyers. Sellers Cars £7, Vans from £10. Contact: Marion Milton 01798 815 583. All proceeds go to charitable causes supported by Rotary.

TUESDAY April 10

TALK: Mr Parker’s experiences as a chimney sweep. Unitarian Church Room, Worthing Road, 10.30am-12.30pm. More information from Mrs P Geldhill MBE on 01403 265616.

SUSSEX Family History Group, Horsham Centre. Meeting in St Andrews Methodist Church Hall, Crawley Road, Roffey, 1.30pm for questions and discussion. More information from 01403 268094.

WALK: All welcome, 4½ mile mostly flat circular HDC Health walk along the course of the Roman Road (Stane Street) through farmland to Old Charmans, Monks Farm and Honeywood Lane and back via the Sussex Border Path. Free, just turn-up at The Chequers Inn (LH car park), Rowhook at 10am (TQ123342 about 2 miles NW of Horsham). No dogs. 2¼ hours. Bill 01403 256248 or Geoff 258180.

WALK: Amberley. All welcome, six mile circular HDC Health Walk for the more experienced walkers who crave the excitement and satisfaction of covering this distance at pace over difficult terrain. A history of socialising has developed after the walk, strong boots and a sense of humour required. Meet at Amberley Station (TQ 026118) at 6.30pm. No dogs. 3 hours. Ron 01403 265925.

WEDNESDAY April 11

HORSHAM Decorative and Fine Arts Society will meet at the Capitol Theatre, North Street, Horsham, 10.45am. The subject of the lecture will be ‘A Rebel on the Run – Caravaggio’s Final Years’. Our speaker Sian Walters will explore the remarkable stylistic transformations that took place during the last four years of the artist’s life. Visitors are very welcome. Admission £5.

THURSDAY April 12

WALK: All welcome, just turn-up at Billingshurst Sports Pavilion, Jubilee Fields, off the A272, at 10am. Various 4 to 6 mile circular, guided, free sociable HDC Walks over farmland along River Arun & Wey Canal (can be muddy). No dogs, 2 to 3 hours. Sue 01403 255710.

WILD Families - hiding and seeking, April 12 at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. Drop in between 1.30-4pm. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

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