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NEVILLE Smith’s signed and framed prints and original watercolour paintings on sale at Hawthorns Gallery, Batts Lane, Pulborough, RH20 2ED. until Dec 18, 10am - 4pm. www.nevillesmithart.co.uk A lovely a christmas gift!
WALK: Dec 16. 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.
BUCHAN Country Park, Horsham Road: Lights and Lanterns, Dec 17, 3-5pm. Celebrate the winter solstice by creating magic lanterns. Light up the darkness and listen to stories about the time of darkness. £3 per child/Accompanying adults free. An adult must accompany children. Meet in the Countryside Centre. Booking essential. Further details from 01293 firstname.lastname@example.org
WALK: Dec 19. All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am in Partridge Green Village Hall car park TQ 190191. Circular, sociable, HDC Health Walk, 6½ miles, going west, fairly flat, some stiles. May be muddy in places. No dogs. 2½ hours. Mike Powell 01403 242564.
WALK: Dec 20. All welcome, just turn-up at 10am in car park on Horsham side of Ockley Village cricket field (TQ 146399). Flat (some stiles) circular sociable HDC Health Walk on the Sussex/Surrey border. Superb views of Leith Hill Tower and the North Downs. No dogs. 5 miles. 2½ hours. Bill 01403 256248 or Geoff 258180.
WINTER Family Fun Day, Dec 20, 11am-3pm at RSPB Pulborough Brooks nature reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. Drop into our mini fun day, where children can let off some steam before Christmas! Try your hand at our Christmassy crafts, play a silly game, or perhaps brave the weather and follow our winter trail! Cost: £3 per child (£1.50 per Wildlife Explorer member); Adults must accompany (£1 per person, free to RSPB members). Tel: 01798 875851/www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks
LONDON Road Methodist Church, Horsham, Dec 21, 10.30am-1pm. Craft, activities, games, celebration and food, for families together and people of all ages. To include a performance by Upbeat Puppets. Everybody welcome. No charge, but donations gratefully accepted. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. For more details see www.lrmchorsham.org
WALK: Dec 22. 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.
WILDLIFE Walkabouts, Dec 22, 10am-noon at RSPB Pulborough Brooks nature reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. Our regular gentle ramble is an ideal introduction to the reserve and its varied habitats and wildlife. Join us for an informal nature walk, taking in the seasonal delights on the brooks or our heathland restoration project. Cost: £4 per person (£2 per RSPB member). Tel: 01798 875851/www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks