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FRIDAY

TEA Dance: Join your hosts Margaret and Colin and dance the afternoon away to recorded Ballroom and Latin American music, “Strictly Come Dancing” style at the Southwater Leisure Centre, Pevensey Road, Southwater (off Cedar Drive), Dec 9, 1.30-3.45pm. For more details ring Southwater Leisure Centre on 01403 733208 or Colin and Margaret on 01403 734409.

WALK: Dec 9. 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.

WALK: Dec 9. All welcome to Barns Green, 4 mile circular, free, HDC Health Walk around the rural outskirts of the village, some stiles and steep steps and a long hill. Can be muddy in places. Meet at 11am at the corner of the green near the Village Club. 2 hours. Peter A 01403 741305.

BADMINTON Beginners and Improvers. Horsham Arun from 8.30. Phone Ian 01403 250337.

BADMINTON at Forest School, Horsham, every Friday evening from 8.45pm. All adult players are welcome to join us at Tanbridge Badminton Club, which is a friendly non-league club. Contact: Nelia Palmer on 01403 267331.

BROADBRIDGE Heath Stoolball Club - Training from 6-7.30pm at Broadbridge Heath Cricket Club in Byfleets Lane or for further details please contact Sally Booker 07964 115 712 or email sallybooker1@btinternet.com

DEMENTIA Day Club held every Friday, 10.15am-3.15pm, at St John’s Church Hall, Broadbridge Heath. Regular musical entertainment. For more details contact Lyn on 07872 464004.

DIAL Post Village Hall, Badminton, Fridays 10am-noon. Contact Derek 01403 710908.

FRENCH Club. Meets every second Friday of the month from September to June inclusive at the Millennium Hall in Roffey from 8-10pm. Visitors welcome. Contact Elyane Dale, membership secretary, on 01403 257393.

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.

SOUTHWATER Young at Heart for the over 50s meets every Friday, 1.30–3.30pm in Beeson House, Lintot Square, Southwater. Details: 01403 731839.

STORRINGTON Dog Club. Storrington Village Hall, Friday, 7.30-9pm. We don’t train your dog, you do that with advice and help from us. No dog is too old to learn or too young to start. Friendly and informal atmosphere. Children very welcome. No advance payment/booking. Call Rosemary on 07971 579450 or 01903 746504 (same number for Collie Rescue).

SUNBEAM Swimming Club (for the disabled). Anyone wishing to join, 8-9pm, can telephone Robin Ayres on 01403 253200.

TANBRIDGE Badminton Club meets at Forest School, Comptons Lane, Horsham, every Friday, 8.45-10.45pm. For more details on this friendly non-league club call Nelia Palmer on 01403 267331. 50s, 60s, 70s plus gentle exercise to music, 9.30am, £3. Contact: Sue 01403 730783.

THE 2nd Storrington Brownies meet Fridays at Ravenscroft Guide and Community Hall, Storrington. For girls aged seven to ten years. For more details phone Michelle on 01903 745975.

SATURDAY

BUCHAN Country Park, Horsham Road: Get Grubby!, Dec 10, starting at 10am. Get grubby, help wildlife and learn about the countryside on these practical conservation tasks. Previous experience is not necessary, and you can stay as long as you wish on the day. There will be chances to relax, sometimes around the fire, with a hot drink and biscuits! All tools, gloves and safety equipment will be provided. Please bring lunch. Stout footwear and warm, waterproof clothing are essential. Meet outside the Countryside Centre at 10am. Further details from 01293 542088/buchan.park@westsussex.gov.uk

FAIRTRADE Christmas Market in St John’s Catholic Church Hall, Springfield Road, Horsham, Dec 10, 10am-4pm. Fifteen stalls offering a variety of Fairtrade Christmas gift goods from around the world. Now in the sixth year, this popular event is organised by Horsham Fairtrade Town Action Group.

SATURDAY Evening Dance at the Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington, Dec 10, 7.30-10.30pm. Ballroom, Latin and some Sequence. For all enquiries ring Margaret or Colin on 01403 734409.

TABLE Top Sale at Southwater Church Hall, Church Lane, Dec 10, 10am-3pm, in aid of Orion Explorer Scouts. Contact Sally Eve (01403 734368) to reserve table (£10 each). 50p entrance, which includes a cup of tea/coffee and biscuit. Perfect opportunity to get those last bits for Christmas.

WALK: Dec 10. All welcome, free, just turn-up at 2pm at Amberley Station car park (TQ 026118) for a gentle flat HDC Health Walk through part of the beautiful Arun Valley to the hamlet of South Stoke (noted for its quaint 11th century church), on to North Stoke returning via Houghton. Dogs allowed on a lead. 4 miles, 1¾ hours. Mick 01903 745971.

HORSHAM Flute Choir meet in the afternoon of the second Saturday of the month at Slinfold Village Chapel. If you play a piccolo or flute of any type (concert, alto or bass etc.) are over 16 years of age and at least grade 3, we may be the group for you. For more information contact Music Director/conductor Andrew Duncan on 01483 416718/pa.duncan@homecall.co.uk

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

BUCHAN Country Park, Horsham Road: Buchan Christmas ‘Shop’, Dec 11, 10am-3pm. Visit the Buchan Park ‘shop’ to buy a range of locally made, festive treats. Preserves, pickles, logs, apple juice, and chocolate. Look out for the green gazebos in the car park! All profits will go towards conservation work in the country park. Further details from 01293 542088/buchan.park@westsussex.gov.uk

BUNNY Hoppers Club for Children with Additional Needs 0-5 years inc siblings, meets 1st Sunday every month 2-5pm, Springboard House, 52 Hurst Road, Horsham RH12 2EP. Tel Brenda Leeds 01403 218888 for more info or email earlyyears@springboardproject

FOREST Badminton Club plays at Tanbridge School, Horsham, Sundays, 7.30pm. League standard and junior section. Contact: Peter (01403) 250401.

HORSHAM Cycling: every Sunday, five rides of differing speeds and distances leave from the Carfax. Meet at 9am. Details from Robert Skeet 01403 270089 or visit www.horshamcycling.co.uk

HORSHAM Cyclists Touring Club organises cycle rides in the Horsham area on Sundays, usually stopping for lunch. Contact: Barbara on 07710 141374.

HORSHAM Folk Club, Sundays, 8pm, Normandy Centre, Denne Road, Horsham, RH12 1PF. Music from guest artistes and audience. Information: 01403 276273.

HORSHAM Social Walking Group – Every Sunday afternoon we meet for a three to five mile walk in the Sussex area for the Over 40’s. Please phone for information on venue and time on 01403 267149 or 01403 269144.

JOIN The Salvation Army, Booth Way/Depot Road, Horsham: 10am: Youth Matters; 10.30am: Celebration Meeting; 11.15am: Creche and Kids Alive; 12.30pm: Kids MAD. More information from 01403 254624/horsham@salvationarmy.org.uk

JUNIOR Badminton 8-18 years with Badminton England coaches 5-6.30pm at Tanbridge House School Sports Hall, Horsham. Senior club improvers and league players 6.30-9.45pm. Ring Gill on 01403 254150 for more details or look at www.forestbadmintonclub.org

LADIES Netball meet every Sunday 5-6pm at Henfield Leisure Centre for training and fun and friendly matches. For further information please contact Edna Hall (01403) 710586.

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

WALK: Dec 12. All welcome, five mile figure of eight gentle HDC Health walk through fields along parts of the Wey and Arun Canal and the Wey South Path. Free, just turn-up at The Blacksmith Arms car park, Adversane (crossroads on A29 & B2133, 2 miles south of Billingshurst) at 10am. Dogs allowed on a lead. 2½ hours. Irene 01403 783637.

BADMINTON, Horsham Arun from 8.15. Club standard. First visit no charge. Phone Ian 01403 250337.

CLOVERS Art Group meets each Monday, 10am-noon at the Millennium Hall, Roffey, Horsham. We are a friendly group who enjoy painting in all media, card making and photography. All abilities and ages welcome. We arrange for occasional lectures, art exhibitions and painting locally on location. It’s fun! Call Ann on Horsham 251537 for more details.

HORSHAM Natural History Society meets every Monday evening from September to March for a varied programme of talks in the Wesley Hall, London Road, Horsham, from 7.45pm. Visitors welcome. Phone 01403 269994 or look at our website www.hnhs.org.uk for further details.

ROFFEY Millennium Hall, Roffey, chair-based exercises with coffee and chat, Monday 10.45-11.45am. This class is a gentle mobilising, stretching and balancing programme, ideal for anyone with immobilising conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, mild stroke etc. Fun, friendly class, come along and meet new friends. Wheelchairs and mobility buggies welcome. Call Sue on 01403 730783.

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

SEATED exercise class. A gentle mobilising, stretching and balance programme, ideal for anyone with immobilising conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, mild stroke etc at Roffey Millennium Hall, 11am-noon. Contact Sue 01403 730783.

ST JOHN Ambulance Cadets, Horsham at St John HQ, Victoria Street, Monday evenings, 7-8.30pm, boys and girls aged 10-18. Contact: Tim Strange (01403) 253344 and leave an answerphone message.

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.

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

NEW Runners Club for the Disabled: Advent Lunch prepared by Eileen and Ted, Dec 13, in the Unitarian Church Room, Worthing Road, Horsham, 10.30am-12.30pm. More information from 01403 265616.

SUSSEX Family History Group - Horsham Centre is holding a meeting at St Andrews Methodist Church Hall, Crawley Road, Roffey, Horsham, Dec 13. Family History: Questions and discussion, 1-3pm. Further information on 01403 268094; horsham@sfhg.org.uk

BILLINGSHURST Choral Society meets every Tuesday evening at St. Mary’s Church, Billingshurst. 8pm. Rehearsals for four concerts each year. Contact Keith Paul 01403 782613 or visit www.billingshurstchoralsociety.org for further information.

DAVE Toye and Friends Open Mic Night at The Cherry Tree, Faygate, every Tuesday.

DIAL Post Village Hall, Table Tennis 6.30-8.30pm, Tuesdays, all ages and abilities. Contact Pauline on 01403 710908.

HORSHAM Business Club meets every Tuesday at Cisswood House Hotel, 7-8.30am, allowing the rest of the day free for business as usual. Contact info@horshambusinessclub.com or Steve Snowdon on 01403 270271.

HORSHAM Chess Club meets at the Methodist Church Hall, London Road, every Tuesday, from 7.30pm. Ian Comley (01403 734918).

HORSHAM Flower Club meets second Tuesday every month, 2pm, North Heath Lane Hall. New members welcome. Contact: 01403 263025.

HORSHAM Painting Group meets every Tuesday during term time at the Forest School, Comptons Lane. All abilities welcome for workshops and painting evenings. Please contact membership secretary Keith Richardson on 01403 756258 for more details or see our website at www.horshampaintinggroup.co.uk

HORSHAM Speakers’ Club meets on the second and last Tuesdays each month (except July and August), 7.45pm at the Tythe Barn, Pondtail Road, Horsham. The club is a friendly group of people encouraging one another to develop and improve public speaking skills. All abilities are welcome (no pressure!). Contact Barry on bazgoog@gmail.com or 01903 246546.

LIFE drawing class held by a qualified tutor, 10am-noon at Mannings Heath Village Hall. For further details call 01403 240856 or 01403 253707.

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.

SLINFOLD Concert Band meets every Tuesday at 7.30pm in Slinfold Village Hall. The band, one of the best amateur wind bands in the South East, performs regularly on bandstands, in concert halls, and at private functions throughout the area. If you play a brass or wind instrument, and would like to play with the band, we would love to hear from you. Please have a chat with Polly on 01403 270198, or visit our website www.slinfoldconcertband.org for more information.

SOUTHWATER Bridge Club duplicate sessions every Tuesday, 2pm. Enquiries to the secretary on 01403 254667 or 01403 266956.

SOUTHWATER Young at Heart for the over 50s meets every Tuesday, 9.30am–noon, in Beeson House, Lintot Square, Southwater. Details: 01403 730420.

THEATRE 48, Horsham’s oldest amateur drama group, usually meet Tuesday evenings at 8pm at Kingslea Primary School, Kings Road, Horsham. Theatre 48 are a lively, energetic society who are always keen to welcome new members. As a company we currently produce two shows a year both in the Studio at the Capitol Theatre in Horsham. If you would like more information please visit our website: www.theatre48.co.uk

TORCH - The Original Rock Choir of Horsham, Tuesdays 7.30-9.30pm, Brighton Road Baptist Church Main Hall. See www.torchhorsham.webs.com or contact Adam 07789 795133.

WALK: Horsham 20s-40s Walking Group walks from a different country pub each Tuesday evening at 7.30pm. Walks are around one and a half hours returning to the pub for drinks afterwards. See www.walkhorsham.com Email walkhorsham@hotmail.com or call 07872 113674.

WEDNESDAY

WALK: Dec 14. 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. Michael V 07719 467861.

BADMINTON, Horsham Arun from 7.30. Club standard. First visit no charge. Phone Ian 01403 250337.

BADMINTON. Tanbridge House PTA Badminton Club welcomes new players on Wednesdays from 8pm to 9.30pm. No subscription, just £2.50 an evening. Phone 01403 262785 or 01403 265171 for more information.

HORSHAM and District Model Railway Club meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month at the Horsham Youth Centre, Hurst Road, which is five minutes from Horsham Station, 7.30-10.30pm. For further details please contact us on our email address: h&dmrc@talktalk.net. Anybody interested in model railway or model making will be made welcome.

HORSHAM Dolls House Club now has space for new adult members. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7-9.30pm in the Scout Hall, Broadbridge Heath. Each month we spend a very sociable few hours making a variey of miniature items suitable to go into dolls houses (1/2th scale). We also organise workshop days. Please contact our secretary, Hazel Rochelle on 01403 242813 for further information or to arrange a visit.

HORSHAM Geological Field Club meets second Wednesday each month, 7.15pm, in Forest School, Comptons Lane. Lectures, outings, weekend trips. Contact Janet Owen 01403 263224 or look at our website www.http://hgfc.club.officelive.com

HORSHAM Organ/Keyboard Society, at Horsham YMCA Social Club Hall, Gorings Mead, Brighton Road, Horsham. We meet regularly on second Wednesday of each month, 7.30pm, £5 at the door. Contact Violet 01293 523814.

OPEN Mic Night every Wednesday at the Tanners Arms, 78 Brighton Road, 01403 588789.

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

TRANSITION Horsham hosts a Green Drinks social every second Wednesday in the month at The Crown in the Carfax. Drop in from 7.30pm onwards and meet other Horsham folk who are interested in environmental issues. There is a small free buffet courtesy of The Crown at about 8pm. Transition Horsham is part of the Transition Towns movement, a grass roots group who work towards building resiliance in the community to climate change and peak oil through net working, relearning useful skills, growing food, and projects such as recycling and renewable energy. Come and join us to chat things over and bring your ideas. See www.transitionhorsham.co.uk and Facebook.

THE Apple Tree, Crawley: Every Wednesday Open Mic Night.

WALK: All welcome to free, guided, sociable health walks every Wednesday around Horsham Park. Just turn up at 10.30am at the Bandstand in the Carfax. Suitable for all including the elderly and people recovering from illness, operation or accident. Full programme of about 200 walks available from HDC Health Walks Co-ordinator (01403 215269) or on website www.horshamhealthwalks.co.uk

THURSDAY

NEVILLE Smith’s signed and framed prints and original watercolour paintings on sale at Hawthorns Gallery, Batts Lane, Pulborough, RH20 2ED. Dec 15-18, 10am - 4pm. www.nevillesmithart.co.uk A lovely a christmas gift!

WALK: Dec 15. All welcome, 5½ mile mostly flat circular, sociable, HDC Health walk through woods and farmland almost to Rusper then back via Lambs Green. Free, just turn-up at the Holmbush Inn car park, Faygate (TQ 218344) at 10am. No dogs. 2¾ hours. Bill 01403 256248 or Geoff 258180.

WILDLIFE Walkabouts, Dec 15, 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

BABY massage classes: Learn how to massage your infant to enhance bonding, relieve symptoms of colic and promote sleep. Classes are a great opportunity to meet others too. Thursdays, 10-11.30am. Contact: 01403 262807.

BADMINTON: Southwater Badminton Club now playing at Southwater Village Leisure Centre on Thursday evenings, 8pm. Club standard welcome. Phone Barbara 01403 250313 or James and Penny 01403 730319.

FIRST Aid for Young People - Horsham Youth First Aid Group: We teach all aspects of First Aid, including Search and Rescue techniques and Casualty Simulation, through practical activities and senarios. Team work and leadership skills are also encouraged and developed. Call Paula on 07866 955 401 (a qualified Primary Teacher/Ambulance Technician) Thurs 7-8.30pm at St Peters Hall, Three Acres, Blackbridge Lane, Horsham, RH12 1RS.

HORSHAM Lifesaving Club meets at The Pavilions, Horsham each Thursday, 8-10pm. Classes in Life Support and Water Based Lifesaving skills for all ages including those needed for GCSE PE and D of E awards. See our web site entry under ‘Clubs’ in rlsssuusex.co.uk for more details.

HORSHAM Normandy WI meet at St. Peter’s Hall, Three Acres every third Thursday of the month, 9.45am-noon. Monthly speakers,raffle. New members very welcome. Contact Wendy (01403) 252684.

JUNIOR Image Youth Club for school years four-six at Brighton Road Baptist Church, Horsham, each Thursday, 6-7.30pm. 50p entrance (first week free).

MANNINGS Heath WI meets on the third Thursday of the month, 2.30pm, in the Village Hall. New members welcome. Contact 01403 264443.

MOTHERS and Toddlers meet every Thursday, 9.45am, at The Holbrook Club, North Heath Lane, Horsham. Bouncy castle, toys, colouring, biscuits, juice, tea and coffee. All welcome. Members £1.50, non-members £3.

NATIONAL Women’s Register, www.nwr.org. Friendly informal discussion and book group as well. Thursday evenings, 8pm. Details phone: Katharine Webbe 01403 262506.

PULBOROUGH Netball club meets every Thursday at the courts on the recreation ground, 7.30 - 8.30pm. Any age from 14 welcome. Details phone Sue Dudman 01798 875629.

QUIZ Night in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice, Crawley. Every Thursday, 8-10pm at the Black Horse Inn, Nuthurst. Quiz fee £2 per person, 50 per cent of which goes to St Catherine’s and the rest is paid out in prizes - although players often kindly donate their winnings to St Catherine’s. First prize of a gallon of beer is donated by the pub. Contact Nick Cowley on 01403 891272 or email theblackhorse@mrsmithpubs.com

THE Emerald Club, Crawley: Open Mic every Thursday night.

THE North Sussex Centre of The National Trust are now having their Autumn and Winter lectures monthly, on Thursday’s at The Wesley Hall, London Road, Horsham. For further details ring: 01403 264599 or 730162.

THE Weald Choir of Crawley meets every Thursday evening at St Richard’s Church, Three Bridges 8pm. Rehearsals for four concerts each year. Contact Peter Jordan 01293 529135 or visit www.wealdchoir.co.uk for further details.