What’s on - from August 17

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FRIDAY

WALK: Aug 17. 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.

SATURDAY

BILLINGSHURST Horticultural Society Flower Show, The Billingshurst Centre, Roman Way, Aug 18, 2.30-5pm. Horticulture, floral art, cookery, craft, photography and junior sections. Classes for non-members. More information from hon sec (01403) 784599.

CAPEL Horticultural Society Summer Show, Aug 18, Capel Recreation Ground, noon. Entry £3 children under 13 free.

FLAG Day: Cats Protection Horsham & District Branch will be holding a collection outside Tesco’s Broadbridge Heath on Aug 18, 9.30am-6pm. More info on www.cats.org.uk/horsham

FREE Lunch and Free Bible, come along to the Horsham Gospel Hall, Aug 18, 12.30-1.30pm. Enjoy a free hot lunch and receive your own free Bible. Easy parking, adjacent to Littlehaven railway station. Brethren’s Gospel Hall, Rusper Road, Horsham, RH12 4AN. Tel 07848 453991.

HORSHAM & District Horticultural Society will be holding their Summer Flower, Fruit & Vegetable Show at North Heath Hall, St Mark’s Lane, Horsham RH12 5PU, Aug 18. Refreshments, grand raffle, plant sale. Entry by donation. Public viewing 2.30–4.30pm. For more information see www.horshamhorticulturalsociety.co.uk

THE Royal British Legion Women’s Section Steyning and District Branch are holding a Summer Garden Party at 72 King’s Stone Avenue, Steyning, Aug 18 from 2.30pm. Tickets are £4 to include tea and assorted cakes. There will be a raffle and proceeds are to go to the branch funds. Tickets are available from C A Morgan, Fishmonger, 48 High Street, Steyning and Steyning Butchers, 79 High Street, Steyning.

SUNDAY

NGS Garden Opening: Colwood House, Cuckfield Lane, Warninglid, Aug 19, 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).

OPEN Day, Aug 19, 11am-4pm: Scott Free Range, producers of outdoor reared free range pork are holding a free entrance open day. There will be a hog roast, tractor and trailer rides, face painting, a chance to learn about the farm and many more activities at Downsview Farm, Clay Lane, Cootham, West Sussex. www.scottfreerange.co.uk

MONDAY

SUSSEX Family History Group - Worthing Centre, Treasures in store: Illustrated talk with examples of documents from the West Sussex Record Office - Alan Readman, Aug 20, 7.30pm, in The Pavilion, Field Place, near Durrington Station.

WALK: Aug 20. High Weald Landscape Trail. Meet at Roosthole Forestry Commission car park, Hammerpond Road, Horsham (TQ 208298) at 10am. Various 4½ mile circular HDC Health Walks through forest and open heathland, some gentle slopes, no stiles, can be muddy. 2 hours. Daniela 07729 509092 or Alex 01403 273751.

TUESDAY

WALK: Aug 21. All welcome, meet in the car park of the Royal Oak, Wineham, at 10am. Flat circular, guided, free sociable HDC Walk over farmland to Twineham and River Adur, good views. No dogs, 5½ miles, 2½ hours plus time in this real Sussex pub if you wish. Geoff 01403 258180 & Pat 240654.

WALK: Aug 21. All welcome to a gentle, free, sociable HDC 2 mile Health Walk along Worth Way starting at 10.45am from the café at Rowfant Business Centre, Wallage Lane, (between Worth and Crawley Down). Flat and even surface suitable for wheelchairs, buggies and people with limited fitness. 1 hour. Pat B 01342 712591.

WALK: Aug 21. 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.

WILD Families - Wild in the Meadow, Aug 21, 10am-12.30pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

WEDNESDAY

WALK: Aug 22. All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am in Rookwood Golf Club car park, Horsham (just off A24 at Robin Hood roundabout, TQ 162318). Meet in reception. Flat circular 4 mile HDC Health Walk to Broadbridge Heath along part of the “Riverside Walk”. 2 hours. Daniela 07729 509092 & Alex 01403 273751.

WILD Families - Super Senses, Aug 22, 10am-12.30pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

THURSDAY

CARERS Event: Carers afternoon of Information & Entertainment, for Carers of those living with Dementia sponsored by The Music for the Memory Club. Organised by Careful Hands Dementia Day Club, Aug 23, 12.15-3.30pm in St John’s Community Hall, Broadbridge Heath. Free draw for Olympic shirt signed by the Ladies Water Polo Team. Reserve a place by e mailing lyn@musicforthememory.com or info@carefulhands.net. Call Jenny on 01903 500109 or 07951 652788.

WALK: Aug 23. All welcome, meet at West Chiltington Village Hall (TQ 083179) at 10am: Various circular HDC Health walks, some stiles and moderate slopes, incorporating windmills, vineyards, llamas and good views of the South Downs. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 4 to 5 miles. Sue 01403 255710.

WILD Familes - Night-time Wings & Other Things, Aug 23, 7.30-9.45pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. Booking Essential. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

WILDLIFE Walkabouts, Aug 23 and every Thursday, 10am-noon, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

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

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.