What’s On - from February 23

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FRIDAY

TEA Dance, Southwater Leisure Centre, Pevensey Road, Southwater (Off Cedar Drive), Feb 24, 1.30-3.45pm. More details from Southwater Leisure Centre on 01403 733208 or Colin and Margaret on 01403 734409.

WALK: Feb 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

BILLINGSHURST Community and Conference Centre, Feb 25, 7.30pm, Music from Jazami and the Booze Brothers, Italian Antipasti provided by Dolce Solato of Billingshurst, and bar. Please support this fund-raiser for the Station Road Gardens project. Tickets £12.50 available from Mansell McTaggart and Budgens of Billingshurst, or from the community and conference centre (01403 787690).

SUSSEX Family History Group - Crawley Centre is meeting in the Tilgate Community Centre, Shackleton Road, Tilgate, Crawley, Jan 25, 7.30pm. AGM & Members’ Evening. More information from 01403 790344.

WALK: Feb 25. All welcome, Cowfold, 4¾ mile gentle flat circular sociable HDC Health walk (some stiles) through quiet lanes and footpaths. Free, just turn-up at the football field car park in middle of the village at 10am. Dogs allowed on a lead. 2½ hours. Jill 01403 250511.

WALK: Feb 25. All welcome, 4.6 mile hilly circular sociable HDC Health walk past Windlesham School over Barnsfarm Hill along the South Downs Way. Free, just turn-up at 2pm at Chantry Post car park (TQ 087119). Dogs allowed on a lead. 1¾ hours. Mick 01903 745971.

BILLINGSHURST Tennis Club – Junior Coaching 8.45am–1pm, all ages, all standards. Open to non-members. Please visit www.billingshursttennisclub.co.uk for further details or contact Membership Secretary shirleycook@tesco.net or 01403 785320.

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

STAMP Fair, Feb 26, 10am-3.30pm in the Community & Conference, Centre, Roman Way, Billingshurst. More information from 01903 244875.

BILLINGSHURST Tennis Club - Adult club afternoon, 2–4pm. Pay as visitor (£2) for first 3 visits. New members very welcome to this friendly and developing club. Please visit www.billingshursttennisclub.co.uk for further details or contact Membership Secretary shirleycook@tesco.net 01403-785320.

CONSERVATION: Rudgwick Biodiversity Project, a community/voluntary conservation action group meet at 1pm on the last Sunday of every month at King George V Playing Fields Bucks Green. All welcome, no skills required, all tools, insurance and refreshments provided. Contact Greg on 01403 823147/Trevor 01403 822047 or go to www.rudgwickbio.weebly.com to see our calendar of annual events or visit us on Facebook.

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

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

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

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.

MONDAY

WALK: Feb 27, 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. 2 hours. Irene 01403 783637.

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

BROADBRIDGE Heath Stoolball Club are holding indoor training sessions on Monday evenings from 7-8pm at Southwater Leisure Centre Pevensy Road, £2 per person. For further information please contact Sally Booker on 07964 115712 or sallybooker1@btinternet.com

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.

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: Napoleon’s Downfall - 1813-1815’s Waterloo - illustrated talk by Mr Bob Domett, Feb 28, in the Unitarian Church Room, Worthing Road, Horsham, 10.30am-12.30pm. More information from 01403 265616.

THE next presentation from the Mary How Trust Film Society will be Midnight in Paris (12A), on Feb 28, at West Chiltington Village Hall. Screenings at 3pm and 7.30pm. 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 & Storrington; The Card Centre, Storrington High Street; Cherilyn Stores, West Chiltington Post Office; Call 01798 877641 or visit www.maryhowtrust.org

WALK: Feb 28. All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am in Sussex Oak car park, Church Street, Warnham. Figure of eight 6½ mile sociable HDC Health Walk towards Rowhook. No dogs. 3¼ hours. Tony 01403 269232.

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 Painting Group meets every Tuesday during term time at the Forest School, Comptons Lane. All abilities welcome for workshops and painting evenings. For more details contact membership secretary Ian Dumbleton on 01403 258780 or see 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.

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.

TORCH are a choir that sing ROCK - everything from Iron Maiden to Muse! We meet every Tuesday, 7.30-9.30pm, at Southwater Junior Academy. Just turn up or call James on 07949 949 829 for more details.

WEDNESDAY

COME along to the monthly meeting of Horsham Carers Support Group, Feb 29, 2.30-4pm, at Lavinia House, Dukes Square, Denne Road. We are having a talk from Canine Partners the charity that trains Assistance Dogs for people with disabilities. New carers always welcome and refreshments provided. If you would like to join us please ring Carers Support Service North and Mid Sussex on 01293 657040.

SOUTHWATER Art Club, general workshop, Feb 29, 1.30-4pm, Southwater Leisure Centre, Pevensey Road. We are an informal, friendly ‘self help’ group. You will need to bring along a picture to work on and your own art materials. Refreshments available (no extra cost). Annual membership £15. Workshop fees £2.50 per session (first session free). Workshops are held on second Monday and third Wednesday afternoons and second Thursday evenings per month. We welcome new members. Full details including workshop dates are available on our website - www.southwaterartclub.co.uk or contact the secretary at bchrmunford30@tiscali.co.uk

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

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.

FOREST Lace Class (tuition in Bobbin-lace) meets on Wednesday evenings in term-time at the Millais School, Depot Road, Horsham, 7.30-9.30pm. Please contact Rosemary Brown on 01273 591346 for more details.

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

SOUTHWATER Welcome Club over 60s meetings, 2.30pm, on Wednesdays twice monthly. Contact: 01403 731661.

STEYNING & District Flower Club meet at Steyning Centre monthly - 4th Wednesday - 7.30pm (except August & September). For more information please contact 01903 812007.

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

THURSDAY

TRANSITION Horsham And Horsham Organic Gardeners talk by Andrew Henderson From Selection to Consumption, a Seeds Story, at the Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road, March 1, 8pm. Breeding and raising organic seeds is a specialised process and Andrew will explain the principles and the species available as well as sowing and seed storage. He will also talk about Rijk Zwaan and their relationship with Edwin Tucker. Andrew started his horticultural career at Pershore College of Horticulture. He has 33 years experience in this field and is currently an Organic Crop Specialist for Dutch vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan. Edwin Tucker of Devon are their distributors in the retail market. Members free, or donation on door for non-members.

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.

CRAWLEY Computer Club at Christ Church URC, Worth Park Avenue, Three Bridges, 8pm, on first Thursday of month. Contact: John (01403) 218373.

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

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.

JOIN The Salvation Army, Booth Way/Depot Road, Horsham: The Hope In Community Services – Thursdays at 6pm. Crisis Food Parcels, Listening Ear, Clothes, Toiletries & More. More information from 01403 254624/horsham@salvationarmy.org.uk

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).

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.