What’s On - from August 10

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FRIDAY

TEA Dance, Southwater Leisure Centre, Pevensey Road, Southwater (Off Cedar Drive), Aug 10, 1.30-3.45pm. More details from Southwater Leisure Centre on 01403 733208 or Colin and Margaret on 01403 734409.

WALK: Aug 10. All welcome, meet at the lay-by opposite The Blue Ship pub, The Haven, near Five Oaks (TQ 083305) at 10am for a fairly flat circular 5½ mile HDC Health Walk (some stiles) taking in the meadows and woodlands of the Low Weald to the west of Slinfold. Hope to see miniature horses and llamas. No dogs. 2¾ hours. Margaret 01403 262311 & Emmy 01403 255517.

WALK: Aug 10. 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.

SATURDAY

SATURDAY Evening Dance, Aug 11, 7.30-10.30pm, at Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Russtington. More details from Colin or Margaret on 01403 734409.

WALK: Aug 11. All welcome, Warnham, 4 miles circular sociable HDC Health Walk, some hills and stiles, through woods and farmland, past Warnham Manor and across the deer park. Free, just turn-up at the Village Hall car park in Hollands Way at 10am. No dogs. 1¾ hours. Tony 01403 269232.

WORTHING Churches Homeless Project is holding a Flag Day, Aug 11. Annual street collection and musical entertainment day in Worthing Town Centre, Broadwater and Findon. Volunteers for collecting still needed. For further information please contact Rachel on 01903 286480.

SOCIAL rides organised by Crawley Wheelers. Want to ride at a social pace in the lanes around the Crawley and surrounding areas with like minded people? Crawley Wheelers are putting on rides every Saturday until late autumn aimed at people just like you. We have a number of set, risk assessed routes from 20 right up to 40 miles to allow you to build your fitness, gain more confidence on the roads through riding with experienced cyclists or just to get out and enjoy the wonderful countryside sitting on your doorstep. All rides are at a social pace that can be enjoyed by all – no-one will be left behind. No specialist equipment needed, just a bike in good working order and a helmet and we advise you to bring a drink plus a spare inner tube and pump just in case. All rides will include a tea stop. Meet at Virgin Active on Crawley Leisure Park at 9:45 to leave at 10 am. See www.crawleywheelers.co.uk or contact mark.penfold@blueyonder.co.uk for more information.

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

WALK: Aug 12, High Weald Landscape Trail. Meet at Roosthole Forestry Commission car park, Hammerpond Road, Horsham (TQ 208298) at 10am for a 6 mile circular HDC Health Walk through forest and open heathland, some gentle slopes, no stiles, can be muddy. 2 hours. Daniela 07729 509092 or Alex 01403 273751.

SOCIETY of Sussex Wealdmen has a year-round programme of walks on every Sunday. 12 to 20+ miles. Contact Peter on 01403 264564 or Betty on 01737 222964.

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

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

WARNHAM Table Tennis Club is looking for players interested in playing in the Crawley and Horsham TT League. Practice Monday nights at Warnham Village Hall. Contact: Bill Thornton 01403 250206.

TUESDAY

SUSSEX Family History Group - Horsham Centre is meeting in St Andrews Methodist Church Hall, Crawley Road, Roffey, Aug 14, 1.30pm for questions and discussion. More information from 01403 268094.

WALK: Aug 14. All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am in the car park opposite The Kings Head, Rudgwick, TQ 091343. Circular, mostly flat, (some stiles and short steep slopes) sociable HDC Health Walk along the Sussex Border Path, providing panoramic views of both the North and South Downs, then through farmland and woods to Baynards Railway Station. May be wet and muddy in places. Two course specials available in the pub after. 6 miles. 3 hours. No dogs. Geoff 01403 258180 & Pat 240654.

WILD Families - Insect Safari, Aug 14, 10am-12.30pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

WEDNESDAY

NGS Garden Opening: Colwood House, Cuckfield Lane, Warninglid, Aug 15, 2-5pm. 12 acres of garden, with mature and specimen trees from the late 1800s. Lawns and woodland edge. Formal parterre, rose and herb gardens. 100ft terrace overlooking flower-rimmed croquet lawn. Cut turf labyrinth and forsythia tunnel. Water features and fountains, ornaments and gazebos. Pets’ cemetery. Giant chessboard. Gravel paths, some slopes. Tea and cakes available. Dogs on leads welcome. Adm. £4, children free (share to Seaforth Hall).

WALK: Aug 15. 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 07729 509092 & Alex 01403 273751.

WILD Families - Pondemonium!, Aug 15, 10am-noon, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

THURSDAY

WILD Child - Begin Birdwatching (for 7-12 year olds), Aug 16, 10.30am-12.30pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. Booking Essential. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

WILDLIFE Walkabouts, Aug 16 and every Thursday, 10am-noon, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

REGULAR bingo evening in aid of the Mary How Trust for Cancer Prevention on the second Thursday of every month. Only 50p entry, great prizes, raffle and refreshments. Doors open 7pm, play starts at 7.30pm. Storrington Village Hall, 59 West Street, Storrington. Bingo page: www.maryhowtrust.org Click on ‘News and Events’.

ROFFEY Greenfields WI meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at St Andrew’s Hall, Roffey at 7.45pm. Visitors welcome.

GENERAL

1ST ROFFEY Scout Group, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers at Scout hut, Cricketfield Lane, Roffey. Contact: Mrs Clair Richardson (01403) 211448.

BLUE Flash Music Trust. For details and updates visit www.blueflashmusic trust.org.uk or contact Robert Mayfield (01403) 267270.

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

DUPLICATE Bridge. Adur Valley Bridge Clubs meets on Monday mornings (play begins at 9.30) Football Pavillion, Leisure Centre, Storrington, RH20 4PG; Tuesday afternoons (play begins at 13.30) The Hall of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Kings Walk, Shoreham Beach, BN43 5LF; Tuesday evenings (play begins at 19.15) Pauline Thaw Centre, Dale Avenue, Hassocks, BN6 8LW; Friday afternoons (play begins at 14.00) The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Court, Steyning, BN44 3XZ. New members and visitors are welcome at all sessions and we guaranteed to provide a partner. Further details on the website www.adurbridge.org.uk or by email to Bob or Kathy Whiting on adur.bridge@btinternet.com or by calling Bob or Kathy Whiting on 01403 711707.

FIT Mums – buggy workout for Mums with their babies,Tuesdays 10.30-11.30am and Wednesdays 2.30-3.30pm at Southwater Country Park, Southwater. Meet at the Visitors Centre. Contact: Shelley Blackhurst 0777 5655934 or e-mail shelley@stubly.co.uk Fun and friendly one hour exercise session for mums with their babies.

FREE MEND (exercise and healthy eating) Programme for children aged 8-13 and their families, Pavilions in the Park, Horsham, Monday and Wednesday 5.30-7.30pm. The programme is for children aged 8-13yrs old who are over a healthy weight for their age. This fun 10 week course will show children and their families how to get healthy and fit – and show them the techniques to make real healthy lifestyle changes! Book now to register for a FREE place: Call (01403) 219200.

HELP is at Hand is a long-established self-help group. Why not join our group, talk through your problems and share your concerns? Group discusses phobias, nightmares, low self-esteem, depression and more. Qualified therapists run the group. Donations only. Meetings are held weekly. Private appointments can be arranged. Ring Margaret on 01403 254123.

HORSHAM Arun Badminton Club meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Broadbridge Heath sports centre (8pm). Club and league standard players welcome. Contact: Ian (01403) 250337.

HORSHAM Borough (brass) Band rehearsals at Band Room, Three Acres, off Blackbridge Lane (Tues and Fri, 8.15-10.15pm). Junior tuition 7pm same nights.

HORSHAM Branch Royal British Air Force Association, Branch 665, Needles Farm Buildings, Three Acres, Horsham. Bar opening house: Tuesday 9.15pm-11pm; Thursday 8pm-11pm; Friday 8pm-11pm; Sunday noon-2pm. Any enquiries 01403 264691.

HORSHAM Bridge Club meets Monday to Friday at 22a East Street (behind/above Steamer Trading). New members are particularly welcome on Mondays and Tuesdays. More info from the chairman 01403 264986 or club 01403 254921 or website www.horshambridge.co.uk

HORSHAM Judo Club meets at Southwater Leisure Centre, Pevensey Road, Southwater, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Under eight years old 5.30-6.30pm, eight to 15 years old 6.30-7.30pm, seniors 7.30 - 8.30pm. Contact Derek Paxton 07778 670124.

HORSHAM Park Bowls Club has matches and various events throughout the season. Members have access to the green seven days a week until the end of September. The premises are open for practice sessions Monday - Friday 11am-2pm, Saturday 11am-1pm and Sunday 10am-1pm, when there will be a member on duty. If you are in the park during the afternoon when a match is in progress you are invited to pop in and watch. New members and visitors are always welcome. For more information telephone the bowls green (01403) 255336 during opening times or visit our website www.horshamparkbowls.co.uk

HORSHAM Rifle and Pistol Club meet most nights of the week plus weekends - wide variety of shooting disciplines catered for. New members welcome, young and old. More info: Colin Scrase 01403 260305.

HORSHAM Table Tennis Club - adult club night, Fridays, 8pm onwards. Adult coaching on Tuesdays, 8-10pm, for all abilities. League team opportunities at all levels for those keen to compete. Various junior sessions. Further information: Ian Ford 01403-215634 or mob 07764 146338.

HORSHAM Volunteer Centre provides information on volunteer opportunities and links people to the groups and organisations seeking volunteers. The Volunteer Centre is at The Octagon in Chart Way and can be contacted on 01403 232100 or by email at horshamVC@hacvs.org If you would like to find an activity to suit your interests and availability, Horsham Volunteer Centre will be pleased to hear from you, or visit www.horshamvolunteercentre.wordpress.com which has a link to the Do-It national database of volunteer opportunities.

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...

JOIN Horsham Speakers Club’s warm and friendly atmosphere and learn speaking skills, how to talk with confidence and on any occasion. Contact: Martin Jeremiah 01403 232548 (work), 07074 627846 (home).

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

MAGOG Ladies Morris Dancers are keen to recruit new dancers. The group, established in 1974 spend September to May practising and then perform to local pubs and attend other paid events during the summer months. No experience is needed and everyone is welcome. Anyone with queries or interested in joining the dancers should contact the ‘bag’ Anne Sartain on 01798 875412.

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