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Friday

WALK: Aug 24. 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.

GETTING to Grips with...Autumn Migrants, Aug 24, 10am-1.30pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. Booking Essential. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

HORSHAM (Forest) Flower Club flower demonstrations/events fourth Friday of month at Forest Boys School in evenings. Contact: Christine Smith 01403 783162.

HORSHAM Spiritual and Healing Centre psychic evenings at Horsham Park Barn, North Street, every fourth Friday in the month. Contact: Christine Ellis (01403) 263897.

Saturday

BALLROOM Dance, Croft Hall, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill, Aug 25, 8pm. Ballroom, Latin and Sequence Dancing. Doors open 7.45pm. Large wood sprung floor. £5 admission. Refreshments included. Ample free on-site parking. New Dancers always welcome. Just turn up on the night. Enquiries 07767 411115, 01444 248926.

EGYPTOLOGY talk: Aug 25, 2–4.30pm, Millais School, Depot Road, Horsham. “The Ramesside Rulers at Egypt’s Western Frontier” by Dr Glenn Godenho from the University of Liverpool. Sussex Egyptology Society, see www.egyptology-uk.com or call 01403 710794 — guests and visitors welcome, admission £4.

WARNHAM Flower Show, Aug, 25 Warnham Village Hall. Doors open 2-4.30pm. Traditional village horticultural show with displays of flowers, fruit, vegetables, cookery and photography. Raffle and refreshments. Entry by donation.

Sunday

GARDEN open exclusive for Aldingbourne Trust at Pooh House and Gardens, Fittleworth. 8 Delightful Gardens in one! Former disused quarry with tree top trails/ family friendly with nowhere out of bounds/ meet Pooh bear and his chums/ Queen of Fairies/ Dr Simpo comedy and artist from Brighton/ Bow-Em well being/Teas and home made cakes/ BBQ and for more information visit poohhouseandgardens.com. For accessibility or any other requirements contact Mary 01798 865 409/ 07562 721 938. Pooh House, Sandy Lane, Fittleworth, West Sussex. RH20 1EH.

FRIENDS of St Leonard’s Forest Conservation Group meet for workdays on every fourth Sunday of the month to help preserve the heather in the forest. We meet at 10am on the bridleway off Forest Road, Colgate. Tasks vary from month to month. For details please email fofslf@aol.com, phone 01403 731885 or visit www.friend sofstleonardsforest.org.uk

Monday

GARDEN open exclusive for Aldingbourne Trust at Pooh House and Gardens, Fittleworth. Details under Sunday

‘HEALING FOR EVERYONE’ in Friends Meeting House, Horsham. Regretfully, after 30 years, these Monday public meetings are hereby cancelled. With apologies for any inconvenience caused. For private healing appointments and accredited training, please contact William on 01403 255025.

E-mail: wlambert.bmsi@tiscali.co.uk Website: www.bmsihf.co.uk

RACKHAM Fete & Flower Show will be held on August Bank Holiday Monday, from 2pm, at Rackham Old School, in a lovely setting between Storrington, Pulborough and Amberley (RH20 2EU). The Flower Show is held in the Old School and the old fashioned Fete is held on the Green with a Tea Tent, Fancy Dress for all ages, Novelty Races for Children and Adults, a fantastic Raffle, our famous Giant Slide and lots more! We hope to see you there!

ROTARY Bank Holiday Carnival, Aug 27. Carnival Procession will start at Grand Avenue, leaving at 12.30pm and travel along Marine Parade arriving at Steyne Gardens approximately 1.30pm for presentation of prizes. The procession will include the Carnival Prince & Princess, the Town Mayor, colourful floats and walking groups. At Steyne Gardens there will be stalls, children’s attractions, live music , food, a licensed bar and entertainment including a Zumba display throughout the afternoon until 5pm. Stevens funfair on the promenade will be open throughout the day.

THE Group, the organisation for unattached people, aged 40+, meets on the fourth Monday evening of every month at a pub near Horsham, 8pm. 01293 516007.

Tuesday

HORSHAM World Development Group, 7.45pm. Details: 01403 242823.

WALK: Aug 28. All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am at The Coach House car park, Cowfold (TQ 213227) for a 5½ mile flat (some stiles) circular Wealden HDC Health Walk through farmland to the south. Good views of the Monastery and the South Downs. Could be wet and muddy in places. No dogs. Good beer and food in this traditional 1800’s coaching inn. 2½ hours. Geoff 01403 258180 & Pat 240654.

WILD Families - Insect Safari, Aug 28, 10am-12.30pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

NEW Runners Club for the disabled, friendly social club meeting for talks, entertainment, etc, at the Unitarian Church, Worthing Road (opposite bus station), Horsham, 10.30am–12.30pm, second and fourth Tuesdays. Annual subs £5. Members and drivers welcome. Contact: 01403 265616.

THE Mary How Trust Film Society presents movies for charity at West Chiltington Village Hall on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Tickets £5 from: The Mary How Trust, Pulborough Primary Care Centre; The Mary How Trust Charity Shop, Lower Street, Pulborough; Guy Leonard Estate Agents of Pulborough and Storrington; The Card Centre, Storrington High Street; Cherilyn Stores, West Chiltington Post Office; call 01798 877641 or visit www.maryhowtrust.org for details.

WEDNESDAY

SUSSEX Family History Group - Crawley Centre is meeting in the Tilgate Community Centre, Shackleton Road, Tilgate, Crawley, Aug 29, 7.30pm. Talk by Audrey Gillett - Truth, half truth and nothing but the truth. More information from 01403 790344.

WILD Families - Pondemonium!, Aug 29, 10am-noon, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

ARE you interested in model making and model railways? Horsham Model Railway Club and area group of the ‘N’ Gauge Society meet the second, fourth and fifth Wednesday each month at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Cambridge Road, Horsham, RH13 5ED from 7pm. www.horshammrc.org.uk

SOUTHWATER Bingo Club second and fourth Wednesdays every month. Details Mrs Napper (01403) 732608.

THURSDAY

WALK: Aug 30. All welcome, 5¾ mile mostly flat (few short climbs) circular sociable HDC Health Walk on undulating Wealden tracks and through woodland. Free, just turn-up at The George & Dragon pub car park, Dragons Green, near Shipley (TQ 139235) at 10am. No dogs. 2¾ hours. Geoff 01403 258180 & Pat 240654.

WILDLIFE Walkabouts, Aug 30 and every Thursday, 10am-noon, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

HORSHAM Embroiderers Guild meets in Methodist Church lounge every fourth Thursday of month, 2-4pm. Contact: Francoise Vincent-Smith (01403) 242561. Everyone welcome.