What’s On - from February 3

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FRIDAY

WALK: Feb 3. 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.

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, Bingo, alternate Fridays 7.30-9.30pm. Contact Brenda 01403 710870.

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.

JOIN The Salvation Army, Booth Way/Depot Road, Horsham: First and third Fridays in the Month is Friday Lunches and Friendship Club. 3 Course meal for donation of £3 plus after dinner activity. Please pre book 24 hours in advance. More information from 01403 254624/horsham@salvationarmy.org.uk

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.

SATURDAY

WALK: Feb 4. All welcome, 5¼ mile hilly circular sociable HDC Health walk over Parham Park and Wiggonholt Common. Free, just turn-up at Glebe Surgery car park, Storrington (TQ 084144) at 8.30am. No dogs please (cattle). 2 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

COPSALE Hall, Copsale, near Horsham. The annual Bird Box Building event takes place on Feb 5, 10am-noon. The kits are donated by the Countryside Rangers to encourage help for the nesting birds. All you are asked to bring is a hammer. Bacon butties and hot drinks will be available during the morning so come along and make a bird box for the wild birds to nest in your own garden. For more details visit www.copsalehall.co.uk

SUNDAY Tea Dance, Feb 5, at the Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Church Street, Steyning, 2.30-5pm. More details from Colin or Margaret on 01403 734409.

WALK: Feb 5. All welcome, 6 mile circular, hilly, sociable HDC Health Walk towards Downs Farm high above Amberley, excellent views. Free, just turn-up at Kithurst Hill car park (off the Storrington to Amberley road, TQ070125) at 10am. Dogs allowed on a lead. 2½ hours. Mick 01903 745971.

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.

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: Feb 6. All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am at The Bull Inn pub car park (TQ 210181) on A281, Mockbridge, Shermanbury for a circular, fairly flat (some stiles), sociable HDC Health Walk heading south west along the banks of the River Adur and a small part of the Downs Link. May be muddy in places. Refreshments after at The Bull Inn (known for its pizzas) No dogs. 6 miles, 2½ hours. Mike Powell 01403 242564.

FRIENDS Like Us, a friendship club for people with limited or restricted mobility who use a wheelchair, electric scooter, walking aid or stick. Meet at Millenium Hall, Crawley Road, Roffey, 2-4pm, first and third Monday of each month for cup of tea, chat and chance to participate in variety of activities (partners and carers welcome). Details: Anne Gillson on 01403 259696.

HEATHERS Horsham Cancer Support Group, meets first and third Monday each month, 2-4pm, at The Unitarian Church Hall, opposite Horsham bus station. Offers support, information and a warm welcome to anyone affected by cancer. Contact Mary 01043 250816.

HORSHAM Humanists meet on the first Monday of every month from 8pm at The Rising Sun on Pondtail Road in Horsham. Everyone welcome, from the like minded to those just wanting to know more about Humanism. Call Sarah on 07864 938120 or visit our website, www.horshamhumanists.net for more details.

HORSHAM Scottish Country Dancing Club meets every Monday 8-10pm at the Millennium Hall, Roffey. No partner required. Beginners welcome. £2 a week. Visit www.horshamscdc.org.uk or phone 01403 269439 or 266358 email enquiries@horshamscdc.org.uk

STAMP Collecting The Horsham and District Philatelic Society meets at the Guide Headquarters, Denne Road, Horsham, 7.30pm, on the first and third Mondays of each month between September and May. We welcome all visitors who would like to come along and see what we do. Membership is open to all ages. For more details and/or a copy of our programme please contact our honorary secretary Maurice Allen, 33 Middleton Road, Horsham RH12 1JS (telephone 01403 261489).

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.

TUESDAY

HENFIELD Garden Club, talk by Tom Brown, ‘A Garden Year at Parham’, Henfield Hall, Feb 7, 7.30pm. All welcome. Entry for non-members £3.

HORSHAM & District Horticultural Society: Horsham in Bloom will be the subject of an illustrated talk by The H.I.B. Team, Feb 7, commencing at 7.30pm, at Brighton Road Baptist Church, Brighton Road, Horsham, RH13 5BD. Raffle and Refreshments. All are welcome. Members free, guests and non-members £1 entry or join on the night for £5. For more information see www.horshamhorticulturalsociety.co.uk

WALK: Feb 7. 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. Bill 01403 256248 or Geoff 01403 258180.

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

FIBROMYALGIA Support for Surrey and Sussex, Horsham Support Group. Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Club Room of Horsham Hospital, Hurst Road. Anyone with fibromyalgia, their carers, partners or family are welcome. For further information tel: 0844 887 2383 or email fmssas2@gmail.com

Website www.fms-sas.co.uk

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

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.

THE Apple Tree, Crawley: Jazz Open Mic Night first Tuesday of every month.

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

HORSHAM Decorative & Fine Arts Society will meet at the Capitol Theatre, North Street, Horsham, Feb 8, 10.45 am. The subject will be highlights of Berlin & Dresden. Our speaker will be Eveline Eaton who will talk about the remarkable reconstruction of their historic buildings after unification. Visitors are very welcome. Admission £5.

WALK: Feb 8. All welcome, meet at 10am at West Chiltington Village Hall (TQ 083179). Mostly flat (some stiles), circular HDC Health walk around the village, may see a church or two and pass through nursery land, with some interesting views. Free, just turn-up. 5 miles. 2½ hours. Irene 01403 783637.

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

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.

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.

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

OUR first market of 2012 is on Feb 9, in the Village Hall, Wisborough Green, 9am-12.30pm, We have a wide selection of stalls including: local pork, local lamb, local cheese, local vegetables, chutneys, chocolates, honey, plants, local flour and breads, a Fair Trade stall, computer help, jewellery and others, with Macmillan ladies serving tea, coffee and cakes.

WALK: Feb 9. All welcome, just turn-up at Billingshurst Sports Pavilion, Jubilee Fields, off the A272, at 10am. Various 4 to 6 mile circular, guided, free sociable HDC Walks over farmland along River Arun & Wey Canal (can be muddy). No dogs, 2 to 3 hours. Carol 01403 785016.

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 Trefoil Guild at Guide Hall, Denne Road, Horsham, second Thursday of month, 7.30pm. Contact 01403 252880.

REGULAR bingo evening in aid of the Mary How Trust for Cancer Prevention on the second Thursday of every month. Only 50p entry, great prizes, raffle and refreshments. Doors open 7pm, play starts at 7.30pm. Storrington Village Hall, 59 West Street, Storrington. Bingo page: www.maryhowtrust.org Click on ‘News and Events’.

ROFFEY Greenfields WI meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at St Andrew’s Hall, Roffey at 7.45pm. Visitors welcome.