What’s On - from June 29

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FRIDAY

OLD Barn Nursery & Garden Centre is hosting a David Austin Roses evening at the garden centre at Dial Post near Horsham, June 29, from 6pm. More information from 01403 710 000/ www.oldbarngardencentre.co.uk

WALK: June 29. 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.

ABCD Bridge Club, Henfield Village Hall Garden Room, every Friday, 2-5pm. £1 for members after £5 joining fee, £2 for visitors. Suitable bridge from lessons into Bridge Clubs World.

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

SATURDAY

WERE you ever a pupil or member of staff at Dorking High School for Boys or Dorking High School for Girls which together later became Dorking County School? This went on to be come Dorking County Grammar School before being amalgamated with the Mowbray Secondary Modern School for Girls situated on the site of what is now the Bradley Building and known as the Ashcombe School. If you were connected with any of these schools, we would love to hear from you. On June 30, we will be holding an 80th Anniversary Reunion and would like to invite you and your family to attend. Memorabilia from the past will be on display, light refreshments available and tours arranged. We are hoping for an event which will be as memorable as the Diamond Jubilee Reunion held in 1992. More information is available from 01372 372936 and the website, www.ashcombedorkinian.com/reunions

DATE with Nature - the ugly bug ball, June 30 & July 1, 10am-4pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

ST MARGARET’S C of E Primary School Parent Teacher Group is holding a Summer Fair at The Mardens, Ifield, June 30, 11am–3pm. Fair to be opened by A.T.C Band, displays throughout the event. Come and join in the fun.

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

HORSHAM Folk Dance Club hold regular Folk/Barn Dances in The Barn, The Causeway, Horsham, RH12 1HE, 7.30pm, on the second Saturday in each month (except November when it will be the fourth Saturday). All are welcome to join us; no partner necessary. Contact Janet on 01403 790464 or Jean on 01403 266457.

SUNDAY

KINGS Church, Horsham is holding a Family Fun Day, July 1, at Tanbridge School, 10.30am. Free BBQ and infamous tug of war.

SUNDAY Tea Dance, July 1, at the Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Church Street, Steyning, 2.30-5pm. More details from Colin or Margaret on 01403 734409.

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

MONDAY

SOUTHWATER Local History Group is pleased to present Andy Thomas talking about “The Crop Circle Mystery” at this month’s meeting, July 2, 7.30pm, at Beeson House, Southwater. Non-members welcome, £3 entry.

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.

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).

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

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

WEDNESDAY

BATS & Beyond, July 4, 8-10.30pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

OPTICS Day, July 4, 10am-4pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

POPPY Appeal Coffee Morning, July 4, 10.30am-12.30pm, in the Edwin Hall situated at the end of the Exchange Car Park, Horsham. Come and join Poppy People past present and future and see what we can do this year. Contact Dianne Loates on 07504206413 for further details.

HORSHAM Astronomy Group meet on the first Wednesday of the month for talks, occasional observing sessions, and for sharing advice on astronomical techniques at Christ’s Hospital. Please contact our secretary, Richard Griffith via our website at www.horshamastronomy.com, or phone John Bartlett (publicity officer) on 01306 884162 for details.

HORSHAM Cricket Club. First Wednesday every month – Freddie Woods Big Band 18 piece jazz orchestra, 8.30-11pm.

HORSHAM Dollshouse Club is a friendly group that meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Scout Hall, Billingshurst Road, Broadbridge Heath near Horsham from 19.00 - 21.30. Our monthly sessions are led by a tutor and we include a wide range of subjects in our annual programme. We would welcome new members of all ability to join our happy club. Current members vary from those with modest ability to experienced and talented miniaturists. Everyone is willing to share their knowledge and skills. For more information contact:- Carole Neve, Chairman on 01403 260112 or visit www.horshamdollshouseclub.co.uk

KNIT/Craft/Chat Group. Every first and third Wednesday each month, 10am-noon at Beeson House, Lintot Square, Southwater. Call 731093.

THURSDAY

WILDLIFE Walkabouts, July 5 and every Thursday, 10am-noon, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

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

HORSHAM Amateur Radio Club meets first Thursdays of month at The Guide Hall, Denne Road, Horsham, 8pm. Contact: Andrew (01483) 272456. www.harc.org.uk

HORSHAM District Radio Control Model Club informal meetings held in Millennium Hall, Roffey, on first Thursday of each month, often with guest speaker. Flying (weather permitting) at weekends and Bank Holidays. Helpful advice on offer. Contact: chairman Pete Chamber (01403 252858) or Frank Farley (01306 627731).

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’.

GENERAL

1ST ROFFEY Scout Group, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers at Scout hut, Cricketfield Lane, Roffey. Contact: Mrs Clair Richardson (01403) 211448.

BLUE Flash Music Trust. For details and updates visit www.blueflashmusic trust.org.uk or contact Robert Mayfield (01403) 267270.

CRAWLEY and North Sussex Ramblers Association has a year-round programme of walks for the weekend and occasionally midweek with experienced leaders – five miles to 12 miles. Contact Val on 01293 535852. www.crawleyramblers.org.uk

DUPLICATE Bridge. Adur Valley Bridge Clubs meets on Monday mornings (play begins at 9.30) Football Pavillion, Leisure Centre, Storrington, RH20 4PG; Tuesday afternoons (play begins at 13.30) The Hall of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Kings Walk, Shoreham Beach, BN43 5LF; Tuesday evenings (play begins at 19.15) Pauline Thaw Centre, Dale Avenue, Hassocks, BN6 8LW; Friday afternoons (play begins at 14.00) The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Court, Steyning, BN44 3XZ. New members and visitors are welcome at all sessions and we guaranteed to provide a partner. Further details on the website www.adurbridge.org.uk or by email to Bob or Kathy Whiting on adur.bridge@btinternet.com or by calling Bob or Kathy Whiting on 01403 711707.

FIT Mums – buggy workout for Mums with their babies,Tuesdays 10.30-11.30am and Wednesdays 2.30-3.30pm at Southwater Country Park, Southwater. Meet at the Visitors Centre. Contact: Shelley Blackhurst 0777 5655934 or e-mail shelley@stubly.co.uk Fun and friendly one hour exercise session for mums with their babies.

FREE MEND (exercise and healthy eating) Programme for children aged 8-13 and their families, Pavilions in the Park, Horsham, Monday and Wednesday 5.30-7.30pm. The programme is for children aged 8-13yrs old who are over a healthy weight for their age. This fun 10 week course will show children and their families how to get healthy and fit – and show them the techniques to make real healthy lifestyle changes! Book now to register for a FREE place: Call (01403) 219200.

HELP is at Hand is a long-established self-help group. Why not join our group, talk through your problems and share your concerns? Group discusses phobias, nightmares, low self-esteem, depression and more. Qualified therapists run the group. Donations only. Meetings are held weekly. Private appointments can be arranged. Ring Margaret on 01403 254123.

HORSHAM Arun Badminton Club meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Broadbridge Heath sports centre (8pm). Club and league standard players welcome. Contact: Ian (01403) 250337.

HORSHAM Borough (brass) Band rehearsals at Band Room, Three Acres, off Blackbridge Lane (Tues and Fri, 8.15-10.15pm). Junior tuition 7pm same nights.

HORSHAM Branch Royal British Air Force Association, Branch 665, Needles Farm Buildings, Three Acres, Horsham. Bar opening house: Tuesday 9.15pm-11pm; Thursday 8pm-11pm; Friday 8pm-11pm; Sunday noon-2pm. Any enquiries 01403 264691.

HORSHAM Bridge Club meets Monday to Friday at 22a East Street (behind/above Steamer Trading). New members are particularly welcome on Mondays and Tuesdays. More info from the chairman 01403 264986 or club 01403 254921 or website www.horshambridge.co.uk

HORSHAM Judo Club meets at Southwater Leisure Centre, Pevensey Road, Southwater, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Under eight years old 5.30-6.30pm, eight to 15 years old 6.30-7.30pm, seniors 7.30 - 8.30pm. Contact Derek Paxton 07778 670124.

HORSHAM Park Bowls Club has matches and various events throughout the season. Members have access to the green seven days a week until the end of September. The premises are open for practice sessions Monday - Friday 11am-2pm, Saturday 11am-1pm and Sunday 10am-1pm, when there will be a member on duty. If you are in the park during the afternoon when a match is in progress you are invited to pop in and watch. New members and visitors are always welcome. For more information telephone the bowls green (01403) 255336 during opening times or visit our website www.horshamparkbowls.co.uk

HORSHAM Rifle and Pistol Club meet most nights of the week plus weekends - wide variety of shooting disciplines catered for. New members welcome, young and old. More info: Colin Scrase 01403 260305.

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.

HORSHAM Volunteer Centre provides information on volunteer opportunities and links people to the groups and organisations seeking volunteers. The Volunteer Centre is at The Octagon in Chart Way and can be contacted on 01403 232100 or by email at horshamVC@hacvs.org If you would like to find an activity to suit your interests and availability, Horsham Volunteer Centre will be pleased to hear from you, or visit www.horshamvolunteercentre.wordpress.com which has a link to the Do-It national database of volunteer opportunities.

ICEBREAKERS the dining club for the single over 40’s. There’s no joining fee, your only commitment is paying the advised charge for the evening. So what have you got to lose? Absolutely nothing… So call us now to book your place at one of our distinctive dining events and see what life can hold for you. Telephone: Maria on 01403 262477 or Jacquie on 01403 273480; www.icebreakersclub.co.uk Icebreakers, The club that gets single people together. Let us break the ice for you...

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.