What’s On - from March 1

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FRIDAY

HENFIELD Garden Club will be holding a talk by John Negus in the Henfield Hall, March 2, 7.30pm, entitled Gardening with Flair - associating plants beautifully and is open to all. Admission for non-members is £3.

MOTHER’S Day Market- Presented by Ashington Craft and Farmers Market, March 2, 9am-1pm, Ashington Scout Hall, Church Lane, Ashington. Come and join us for our Mother’s Day Craft and Farmers Market. Fresh fruit, veg and bread and a local butcher. Homemade chutneys, jams and preserves. Delicious cupcakes. Handcrafted jewellery, cards, a photographer and other unique gifts and accessories for the home. Or just come along and enjoy a cup of tea, a slice of cake and a chat. For more information contact isobel.macpherson@btinternet.com

WALK: March 2. 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.

WALK: March 2. All welcome to Barns Green, 4 mile circular HDC Health Walk around the rural outskirts of the village, some stiles and steep steps and a long hill. Can be muddy in places. Meet at 11am at the corner of the green near the Village Club. 2 hours. Peter A 01403 741305.

SATURDAY

BUCHAN Country Park, Horsham Road: Get Grubby!, March 3, starting at 10am. Get grubby, help wildlife and learn about the countryside on these practical conservation tasks. Previous experience is not necessary, and you can stay as long as you wish on the day. There will be chances to relax, sometimes around the fire, with a hot drink and biscuits! All tools, gloves and safety equipment will be provided. Please bring lunch. Stout footwear and warm, waterproof clothing are essential. Meet outside the Countryside Centre at 10am. Further details from 01293 542088/buchan.park@westsussex.gov.uk

SUNDAY

SUNDAY Tea Dance, March 4, at the Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Church Street, Steyning, 2.30-5pm. More details from Colin or Margaret on 01403 734409.

WALK: March 4. All welcome, Houghton, 4½ mile circular sociable HDC Health Walk, some hills, along parts of the South Downs Way and Monarch’s Way. Good views of the Arun Valley and Arundel Park. Free, just turn-up at Whiteways car park (off roundabout at junction of B2138 & A29) at 10am. Dogs allowed on a lead. 1¾ hours. Mick 01903 745971.

WILD Families - Dotty about Ducks, March 4, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. Drop in between 2-4pm. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

MONDAY

HEALING For Everyone + Training, Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham, March 5, 7.30-9pm. Further information from William on 01403 255025.

SOUTHWATER Art Club General Workshop, March 5, 1.30-4pm at Southwater Leisure Centre, Pevensey Road, Southwater. We are an informal, friendly “self help” group. You will need to bring along a picture to work onand 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 2 Monday and 2 Wednesday afternoons and 2 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 on bchrmunford30@tiscali.co.uk

SOUTHWATER Local History Group is pleased to present Geoff Hutchinson talking about “Rudyard Kipling: His Life and Verse” at this month’s meeting, March 5, 7.30pm, at Beeson House, Lintot Square. Non-members welcome, £3 entry.

TUESDAY

HORSHAM & District Horticultural Society: Growing And Cooking With Herbs will be the subject of a presentation by Sue Taunton, March 6, 7.30pm, at Brighton Road Baptist Church, Brighton Road, Horsham. 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: March 6. All welcome, meet in the Countryman Inn car park, Shipley, at 10am. Flat circular, guided, free sociable HDC Walk going south through Knepp Estate hoping to see Tamworth Pigs, Exmoor Ponies, Fallow Deer and Old English Long-horned Cattle. No dogs, 5½ miles, 2½ hours plus time in pub if you wish. Bill 01403 256248 or Geoff 01403 258180.

WEDNESDAY

THE next Horsham Astronomy Group Meeting, featuring a talk (postponed from February) on “Distance Learning” by Ken Whight, takes place at 8pm on March 7 in central Horsham (Carfax). If you are interested in astronomy and would like to attend, please contact our secretary, Richard Griffith via our website at www.horshamastronomy.com, or phone John Bartlett (publicity officer) on 01306 884162 for details.

WALK: March 7. All welcome, Bax Castle, Two Mile Ash Road (near Christ’s Hospital School), four mile circular sociable HDC Health Walk, some stiles and modest climbs, over farmland and through woods. Free, just turn-up at the pub car park at 10.30am. No dogs. 2 hours. John 01403 263661.

THURSDAY

SOUTHWATER Art Club General Workshop, March 8, 7-10pm in Piper Room, Village Hall, Church Lane, Southwater. 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). We welcome new members. Full details including workshop dates are available on our website www.southwaterartclub.co.uk or contact the Secretary on bchrmunford30@tiscali.co.uk

WALK: March 8. 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, Feb 8 and every Thursday at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough, 10am-noon. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

WISBOROUGH Green Farmers’ and Village Market, in the Village Hall, March 8, 9am-12.30pm. It is our Tenth Anniversary and we are having a small celebration in the middle of the morning at 11am when we will cut a cake and raise a toast to us and thank all those who started it off and who have helped keep it going.