What’s on - from Friday October 5

FRIDAY

DATE with Nature - A Festival of Fungi, until Oct 14, drop in between 9.30am-5pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

FANTASTIC Fungi Guided Walk, Oct 5, 10.30am-1pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. Booking essential. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

WALK: Oct 5. 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.

WILD About Plant, Oct 5, 10am-noon, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. Booking essential. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

SATURDAY

DWS is an enchanting little documentary about West Sussex that was shown several times in Cannes and so far to packed halls in West Sussex. Everyone seems to like the film and most people claim they were uplifted by it. It has both history and topical events and people say the music is quite stunning. Showing at Storrington Village Hall, 59 West Street, Storrington West Sussex RH20 4DZ, Oct 6, 3.30pm. Free with donations welcomed.

GIFT Fair in aid of the Mary How Trust, Sullington Parish Hall, Storrington, Oct 6, 1.30-4pm. Come and enjoy gorgeous gifts, accessories and quality local foods, then relax with tea and cakes. A perfect Saturday afternoon. Entry £1. Raffle and refreshments. Please support your local health screening charity.

SUNDAY

SUNDAY Tea Dance, Oct 7, at the Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Church Street, Steyning, 2.30-5pm. More details from Colin or Margaret on 01403 734409.

THE Coolham Choir meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month – 10am for 10.30am start at the Coolham Village Hall. We are a mixed choir and welcome all abilities – no audition needed. Under Pianist & Conductor Michael Hinton, we perform a variety of music from Abba to Gershwin – Beatles to Lerner & Loewe. Tel: 01403-785674 - www.bassistgaryholder.com

WALK: Oct 7. All welcome, North Stoke, 7½ mile hilly HDC circular walk for the more ambitious to Amberley via the South Downs Way then along the banks of the River Arun to South Stoke. Free, just turn-up at 10am at Kithurst Hill car park (off Storrington to Amberley road, TQ070125). Well-behaved dogs welcome. 3 hours. Mick 01903 745971.

MONDAY

HORSHAM Film Society - presenting “Trishna” Capitol, Oct 8, 8pm.

STEYNING Decorative and Fine Arts Society have a lecture on Oct 8 by Jeremy Barlow entitled “Music and Cultural Life in Shakespeare’s England”. Venue: The Steyning Centre by Fletchers Croft Car Park opposite St Andrews Church, Church Street, Steyning. Time: 10.30am. Coffee: From 10am. Visitors are welcome (donation £5). Contact: Penny on 01903 814390.

WALK: Oct 8. All welcome, 7 mile, flat (two stiles) circular HDC Health Walk along the Wey & Arun Canal and through fields, woods and quiet country lanes. Meet at 10am in the Arun Trust car park, behind the Onslow Arms, Loxwood. No dogs. 2¾ hours. Mike Powell 01403 242564.

TUESDAY

FANTASTIC Fungi Guided Walk, Oct 9, 10.30am-1pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. Booking essential. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

NEW Runners Club for the Disabled: My Life with Photography - talk by Mr Mike Attwood, Oct 9, in the Unitarian Church Room, Worthing Road, Horsham, 10.30am-12.30pm. More information from 01403 265616.

SUSSEX Family History Group - Horsham Centre is meeting in St Andrews Methodist Church Hall, Crawley Road, Roffey, Oct 9, 1.30pm for questions and discussion. More information from 01403 268094.

WALK: Oct 9. All welcome, just turn-up at the LH car park of the Chequers Inn, Rowhook, near Horsham, at 10am. Flat circular, guided, free sociable HDC Walk through Roman Woods and farmland, past fishing lakes and along the Sussex Border Path. No dogs, 4½ miles, 2 hours. Geoff 01403 258180 & Pat 240654.

WEDNESDAY

THE next meeting of the Horsham Decorative & Fine Arts Society is at the Capitol Theatre, North Street, Horsham on Wednesday, Oct 10, 10.45am. The speaker will be John Benjamin who will talk about The Life & Works of Harry Murphy-Goldsmith, Silversmith and Unique Englishmen. Visitors are very welcome. Admission £5.

WALK: Oct 10. All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am in Sussex Oak car park, Church Street, Warnham. 6¼ mile, fairly flat, circular HDC Health Walk towards Broadbridge Heath and Strood Green. No dogs. 3 hours. Tony 01403 269232.

WORTHING National Trust is having a talk by Gordon Heckler about Canine Partners - dogs trained to help those people with disabilities, Oct 10, 2.30pm, in The Chanctonbury Hall, United Reformed Church, Heene Road, Worthing.

THURSDAY

COME dancing with the swing fever band, Oct 11, at the Business Centre, The Forest School, Comptons Lane Horsham 8-10pm. Admission Free. Contact Derek 01403 251886.

WALK: Oct 11. 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. Sue 01403 255710.

WILDLIFE Walkabouts, Oct 11 and every Thursday, 10am-noon, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

WISBOROUGH Green Farmers’ and Village Market, Oct 11, 9am-12.30pm, in the Village Hall. We have up to 30 stalls selling high quality local and hand-made produce, crafts and gifts, and tea, coffee and home-made cakes are provided by Macmillan volunteers. Stalls include: artisan bread, cakes, jams, cheese, honey, chutneys, lamb, pork, quail, guinea fowl,chicken, eggs, quiches etc., vegetables, chocolates, flour, plants, flowers, jewellery, soaps, candles, scarves, jute bags, computer help, childrens books, wooden painted signs, bird food, pet food and an ornamental blacksmith.

GENERAL

JOIN Horsham Speakers Club’s warm and friendly atmosphere and learn speaking skills, how to talk with confidence and on any occasion. Contact: Martin Jeremiah 01403 232548 (work), 07074 627846 (home).

KEENAGERS Badminton Club meets at Broadbridge Heath Sports Centre every Monday and Friday (9.30am) and Wednesday (2pm). Contact Honor (01403) 261802.

MAGOG Ladies Morris Dancers are keen to recruit new dancers. The group, established in 1974 spend September to May practising and then perform to local pubs and attend other paid events during the summer months. No experience is needed and everyone is welcome. Anyone with queries or interested in joining the dancers should contact the ‘bag’ Anne Sartain on 01798 875412.

STORRINGTON Short Mat Bowls Club, Chanctonbury Leisure Centre, Storrington, Monday afternoon and Friday evening. Contact Peter Westrip 01903 740896 or Bob Manning 01903 745201.