Plenty of places to go and lots of things to do across the county.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5
WALK: Meet 10am, Village Green, Plaistow opp. village shop (Plaistow Stores). Undulating 5-mile HDC Health walk, 2 short climbs, stiles. 2½ hours. No dogs. Emmy 01403 255517 or Margaret 01403 262311.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
BISHOPSTONE SUMMER FETE: Starting 12pm, Bishopstone Village Green and in the Parish Hall. The event kicks off with the Pop- Up Choir. Seaford Silver Band, refreshments including bacon rolls, home-made cakes, beer and ice cream. Craft stalls, books, plants, linens, gifts, cakes and preserves, bottle tombola, linens, bric-a-brac and a great raffle. For younger visitors there is a toy stall and tombola, games, face-painting and tattoos and Punch and Judy shows at 1pm and 3pm. Dogs welcome for the fun dog show, (registration 1pm, show 2pm). Donations welcome – books, bric a brac, (not electrical goods or large, heavy articles) toys and games, plants, linens, craft materials, unwanted gifts. Enquiries please to Jane on 01323 898209 or Sue on 01323 491931.
HORSHAM INTERFAITH FORUM: Annual vigil for Hiroshima, 7.45am for 8am, Peace Garden, Denne Road Cemetery.
MONTHLY BOOK SALE: First Saturday of every month, 9.30am-1pm. Hundreds of books – paperback and hardback – from 50p. Cafe open with homemade cakes. St Peter’s Church, Ifield Road, West Green, Crawley (in aid of church fundraising).
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7
LINGFIELD ANTIQUES Collectables and Vintage Fair: 9.30am-4pm. Standard entry (from 10.30am) £3, Early Bird entry (from 9.30am) £5. Up to 130 indoor stalls, free parking, refreshments. Lingfield Park Racecourse, Racecourse Road, Lingfield. Visit www.lovefairs.com or call 01293 690777.
MIDHURST ANTIQUE AND COLLECTORS FAIR: New Grange Centre, Bepton Road, Midhurst, public admission 10.30am-4pm, £1.50. Wide variety of antiques and collectables including pottery, porcelain, gold and silver, glass, jewellery, coins, fashion accessories, military badges and postcards. Buying and selling. Large free car park adjoining. Enquiries to Emmott Promotions on 07747 604541 or visit www.emmottpromotions.co.uk.
OPEN AIR SERVICE: Short service in memory of those at rest, St. Andrew’s Churchyard, Bishopstone, 4pm. Followed by a cup of tea in the hall. All welcome.
SUNDAY TEA DANCE: Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Church Street, Steyning. Ballroom, latin and some sequence, 2.30pm to 5pm. Entrance £5 (including refreshments). For all enquiries ring Margaret or Colin on 01403 734409.
WALK: Every Sunday and Wednesday. Horsham is a lovely place to live but do you know much about its history? 2-mile walk taking 1½ hours. Meet 2.30pm at the Museum in the Causeway. Supported by The Horsham Society and HDC. More info: Jill 07780 701184.
MONDAY, AUGUST 8
THE GROUP: 8pm. Unattached? This is not a dating agency but a club for men and women aged 50+. Meetings in a pub in Burgess Hill on the second Monday evening of every month. A chance to meet new friends. Walking, eating out, theatre, golf, holidays – all arranged by members. Visit www.thegroup.org.uk.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9
WALK: Meet 10.45am, Haskins Snowhill Garden Centre car park, Snowhill Lane, Copthorne. 4½ Health walk near Copthorne and Felbridge through open countryside, farmland, or woods. May be stiles and some gentle inclines. 2 hours. Pat 01342 712591.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10
WALK: Meet 10am, Warnham Village Hall car park, Hollands Way. A gentle HDC Health walk. 2+ miles. 1-1½ hours. No dogs. Emmy 01403 255517.
WALK: Meet 7pm, Loxwood Doctors Surgery, Farm Close, off Station Road. Fairly flat 5¾ mile HDC Health walk through fields with livestock. 1 or 2 challenging stiles. Wear reasonable footwear; bring some water. 2 ¾ hours. No dogs. Pete, Sharon & Rich 01403 784042.
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS: Weald & Downland Open Air Museum. Fun-packed activity days for children every Wednesday in August. Accompanied children can enjoy trying a wide range of arts, crafts and traditional countryside activities. Each day will have a theme based on the elements: Fire – try blacksmithing (for children aged eight years and over), outdoor cooking and natural dyeing. Earth: have a go at wattling, daubing, brick making and brick laying. Air: watch falconry, sail a model boat and enter the mini-parachute challenge. Water: learn about water power, wells, water carriers and more. Wear clothes for playing outdoors. Dogs on leads welcome, ample free parking. Regular entry charges apply, museum open 10.30am-6pm.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11
WALK: Meet 10am, Royal Oak car park, Wineham. 5½ mile flat HDC Health walk, stiles, in countryside Includes a visit to the parish church of St Peter (1516) at Twineham. No dogs. 2½ hours. Geoff 01403 258180.