What’s on - from Friday September 21

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THURSDAY

MESSY Church. London Road Methodist Church, Horsham, Sept 20, 3.30-6. Craft, activities, games, celebration and food, for families together and people of all ages. Everybody welcome. No charge, but donations gratefully accepted. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. For more details see http://www.lrmchorsham.org

FRIDAY

MACMILLAN Film Night is being held in Billingshurst Village Hall, Sept 21, 7.30pm. Ticket prices £5.50 purchased online at www.touringcinema.com or from Mansell McTaggart, Billingshurst.

MACMILLAN Coffee Morning at Cowfold Village Hall, Sept 21, 10.30am-1pm. Entry is a donation of £1. Lovely stalls including Phoenix Trading, Calli’s Corner, Neal’s Yard. Gina from Poppy’s Pantry will be there with her gorgeous cupcakes. There will be face painting for the children, not to mention refreshments and yummy cake! Please come and support us and lets raise lots for Macmillan.

THE St Mary’s Art Group is holding an exhibition in the Leslie Room, until Sept 25. All Welcome. Anyone interested in joining our group please phone Estelle on H. 260699. We meet every Wednesday, 2-4.30pm in the Leslie Room. All abilities welcome.

WALK: Sept 21. 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.

HORSHAM German Club meets third Friday of month, 7.30pm, Park Barn, North Street, Horsham. Contact: Caroline Ingham 01403 270084. Meetings are bi-lingual. We are a friendly, social group and have a varied programme about Germany and its culture.

HORSHAM Spiritual and Healing Centre psychic evenings at Horsham Park Barn, North Street, every fourth Friday in the month. Contact: Christine Ellis (01403) 263897.

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

SATURDAY

AMERICAN trains come to The Holbrook Club at North Heath Lane, Horsham, Sept 22, between 10am and 4pm. Presenting American railways in model form the American Model Rail Show includes some of the latest technology which lets the user experience the full sounds and lights that are a characteristic of American railways. Further details can be obtained by logging on to the web site at www.seaboard-southern.org.uk or via the Publicity Co-ordinator, Mike Hughes, by email at mike@mikehughes.org.uk or by telephone on 07973 430022.

CATSTRAVAGANZA: Cats Protection Horsham & District Branch will be holding this popular event at Roffey Millennium Hall, Crawley Road, Horsham on 22nd September from 2.30 - 4.30pm. Home-made cakes, bric-a-brac, books & toys etc. CP gifts & goodies plus our tombola will be there. For more info please see our website: www.cats.org.uk/horsham

SOCIAL rides organised by Crawley Wheelers. Want to ride at a social pace in the lanes around the Crawley and surrounding areas with like minded people? Crawley Wheelers are putting on rides every Saturday until late autumn aimed at people just like you. We have a number of set, risk assessed routes from 20 right up to 40 miles to allow you to build your fitness, gain more confidence on the roads through riding with experienced cyclists or just to get out and enjoy the wonderful countryside sitting on your doorstep. All rides are at a social pace that can be enjoyed by all – no-one will be left behind. No specialist equipment needed, just a bike in good working order and a helmet and we advise you to bring a drink plus a spare inner tube and pump just in case. All rides will include a tea stop. Meet at Virgin Active on Crawley Leisure Park at 9:45 to leave at 10 am. See www.crawleywheelers.co.uk or contact mark.penfold@blueyonder.co.uk for more information.

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

GETTING to Grips with....Autumn Migrants, Sept 23, 10am-1.30pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. Booking essential. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

RUDGWICK Social Club is holding a Car Boot Sale, Sept 23, 8am-2pm, in car park. Car £5; Van £6. Any enquiries 01403 267582.

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

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

MONDAY

WALK: Sept 24. 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.

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.

TUESDAY

NEW Runners Club for the Disabled: Seated exercises to music with Mrs Marjorie Hewitt, Sept 25, 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 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (12A), on Sept 25 at West Chiltington Village Hall. Screenings at 3pm and 7.30pm.

WALK: Sept 25. All welcome, 5½ mile mostly flat circular 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. Geoff 01403 258180 & Pat 240654.

WEDNESDAY

SUSSEX Family History Group - Crawley Centre is meeting in the Tilgate Community Centre, Shackleton Road, Tilgate, Crawley, Sept 26, 7.30pm. Talk by Kevin Gordon - The Palace of Westminster. More information from 01403 790344.

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

THURSDAY

WALK: Sept 27. 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. Frances 01903 743919.

WILDLIFE Walkabouts, Sept 27 and every Thursday, 10am-noon, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks