What’s On - from March 22

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FRIDAY

BUCHAN Country Park, Horsham Road: Amphibian Amble, March 23, 6-8.30pm. An evening walk and pond dip, searching for frogs, newts and toads emerging from hibernation. £3 per person/group ticket (4 persons) £10. An adult must accompany children. Meet in the Countryside Centre. Booking essential. Further details from 01293 542088/buchan.park@westsussex.gov.uk

TEA Dance, Southwater Leisure Centre, Pevensey Road, Southwater (Off Cedar Drive), March 23, 1.30-3.45pm. More details from Southwater Leisure Centre on 01403 733208 or Colin and Margaret on 01403 734409.

WALK: March 23. 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.

BADMINTON Beginners and Improvers. Horsham Arun from 8.30. Phone Ian 01403 250337.

BADMINTON at Forest School, Horsham, every Friday evening from 8.45pm. All adult players are welcome to join us at Tanbridge Badminton Club, which is a friendly non-league club. Contact: Nelia Palmer on 01403 267331.

BILLINGSHURST Tennis Club – Adult club night, 6–10pm. Play as visitor (£2) for first 3 visits. New members very welcome to this friendly and developing club. Please visit www.billingshursttennisclub.co.uk for further details or contact Membership Secretary shirleycook@tesco.net or 01403 785320.

BILLINGSHURST Tennis Club – ‘Rusty Rackets’, 9.45–11.30am, for returnees and improvers. Please visit www.billingshursttennisclub.co.uk for further details or contact Chris 07888 012 132.

BROADBRIDGE Heath Stoolball Club - Training from 6-7.30pm at Broadbridge Heath Cricket Club in Byfleets Lane or for further details please contact Sally Booker 07964 115 712 or email sallybooker1@btinternet.com

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, Badminton, Fridays 10am-noon. Contact Derek 01403 710908.

DIAL Post Village Hall, Bingo, alternate Fridays 7.30-9.30pm. Contact Brenda 01403 710870.

HORSHAM (Forest) Flower Club flower demonstrations/events fourth Friday of month at Forest Boys School in evenings. Contact: Christine Smith 01403 783162.

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.

THE 2nd Storrington Brownies meet Fridays at Ravenscroft Guide and Community Hall, Storrington. For girls aged seven to ten years. For more details phone Michelle on 01903 745975.B

SATURDAY

OPTICS Weekend, March 24 and 25, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough, 10am-4pm. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

THE PULBOROUGH Garden Society are holding their Spring Flower Show, March 24, 2-4.30pm, at Pulborough Village Hall.

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

THE RACKHAM Old School Association are holding their Spring Flower Show, Sunday March 25, 2.30pm, in Rackham Old School. Entry forms available from Josie 01903 743818.

SLITHERING Snakes and Lounging Lizards, March 25, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough, 10am-12.30pm - booking essential. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

WALK: March 25. Arundel Park. All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am at The Black Rabbit pub (BN18 9PB) for a 7¼ mile circular walk for the more experienced walker. 3 hours. Ring Mick 01903 745971 for further details.

BROADBRIDGE Heath Cricket Club start their Winter Indoor Net session at Forest Boys School, noon-2pm. For further details please contact Tim Wells 07740 101 983.

CONSERVATION: Rudgwick Biodiversity Project, a community/voluntary conservation action group meet at 1pm on the last Sunday of every month at King George V Playing Fields Bucks Green. All welcome, no skills required, all tools, insurance and refreshments provided. Contact Greg on 01403 823147/Trevor 01403 822047 or go to www.rudgwickbio.weebly.com to see our calendar of annual events or visit us on Facebook.

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

FOREST Badminton Club plays at Tanbridge School, Horsham, Sundays, 7.30pm. League standard and junior section. Contact: Peter (01403) 250401.

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

HORSHAM Cyclists Touring Club organises cycle rides in the Horsham area on Sundays, usually stopping for lunch. Contact: Barbara on 07710 141374.

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.

JOIN The Salvation Army, Booth Way/Depot Road, Horsham: 10am: Youth Matters; 10.30am: Celebration Meeting; 11.15am: Creche and Kids Alive; 12.30pm: Kids MAD. More information from 01403 254624/horsham@salvationarmy.org.uk

JUNIOR Badminton 8-18 years with Badminton England coaches 5-6.30pm at Tanbridge House School Sports Hall, Horsham. Senior club improvers and league players 6.30-9.45pm. Ring Gill on 01403 254150 for more details or look at www.forestbadmintonclub.org

LADIES Netball meet every Sunday 5-6pm at Henfield Leisure Centre for training and fun and friendly matches. For further information please contact Edna Hall (01403) 710586.

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

BADMINTON, Horsham Arun from 8.15. Club standard. First visit no charge. Phone Ian 01403 250337.

BROADBRIDGE Heath Stoolball Club are holding indoor training sessions on Monday evenings from 7-8pm at Southwater Leisure Centre Pevensy Road, £2 per person. For further information please contact Sally Booker on 07964 115712 or sallybooker1@btinternet.com

HORSHAM Natural History Society meets every Monday evening from September to March for a varied programme of talks in the Wesley Hall, London Road, Horsham, from 7.45pm. Visitors welcome. Phone 01403 269994 or look at our website www.hnhs.org.uk for further details.

ROFFEY Millennium Hall, Roffey, chair-based exercises with coffee and chat, Monday 10.45-11.45am. This class is a gentle mobilising, stretching and balancing programme, ideal for anyone with immobilising conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, mild stroke etc. Fun, friendly class, come along and meet new friends. Wheelchairs and mobility buggies welcome. Call Sue on 01403 730783.

SANDGATE Singers is a four-part choir based in Storrington. We meet at 7.30pm every Monday at Sullington Village Hall and we’re always pleased to welcome new members. An ability to read music is useful but in no way essential as CDs are available. If you like singing, come and join Storrington’s friendliest choir. No auditions or formalities – just come and sing! For more information please contact Noreen Gazey on 01903 743345 begin_of_the_skype_highlightingend_of_the_skype_highlighting. www.sandgatesingers.org.uk

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.

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.

WARNHAM Table Tennis Club is looking for players interested in playing in the Crawley and Horsham TT League. Practice Monday nights at Warnham Village Hall. Contact: Bill Thornton 01403 250206.

TUESDAY

NEW Runners Club: Sitting exercises to music with Mrs Marjorie Hewitt in the Unitarian Church Room, Worthing Road, March 27, 10.30am-12.30pm. More information from Mrs P Geldhill MBE on 01403 265616.

MARY How Trust Film Society - The next presentation will be My Week with Marilyn (15), on March 27, at West Chiltington Village Hall. Screenings at 3pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £5 from: The Mary How Trust, Pulborough Primary Care Centre; The Mary How Trust Charity Shop, Lower Street, Pulborough; Guy Leonard Estate Agents of Pulborough & Storrington; The Card Centre, Storrington High Street; Cherilyn Stores, West Chiltington Post Office; Call 01798 877641 or visit www.maryhowtrust.org

WALK: March 27. All welcome, 4¾ mile mostly flat circular walk through woods and along the old canal tow path. Free, just turn-up at the Forestry Commission car park, Sedghurst Wood/Sidney Wood at 10am (TQ 026350 Take Dunsfold road from A281 at Alfold Crossways; car park about one mile on left). No dogs. 2¼ hours. Geoff 01403 258180 & Bill 256248.

BILLINGSHURST Choral Society meets every Tuesday evening at St. Mary’s Church, Billingshurst. 8pm. Rehearsals for four concerts each year. Contact Keith Paul 01403 782613 or visit www.billingshurstchoralsociety.org for further information.

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

DIAL Post Village Hall, Table Tennis 6.30-8.30pm, Tuesdays, all ages and abilities. Contact Pauline on 01403 710908.

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

HORSHAM Speakers’ Club meets on the second and last Tuesdays each month (except July and August), 7.45pm at the Tythe Barn, Pondtail Road, Horsham. The club is a friendly group of people encouraging one another to develop and improve public speaking skills. All abilities are welcome (no pressure!). Contact Barry on bazgoog@gmail.com or 01903 246546.

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.

TORCH are a choir that sing ROCK - everything from Iron Maiden to Muse! We meet every Tuesday, 7.30-9.30pm, at Southwater Junior Academy. Just turn up or call James on 07949 949 829 for more details.

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.

WEST Sussex Philharmonic Choir rehearses every Tuesday, 8-10pm, in the Barn, The Causeway, Horsham. New singers welcome.

WEDNESDAY

HORSHAM Carers Support Group is meeting on March 28, 2.30- 4pm, at Lavinia House, Dukes Square, Denne Road. Join us for refreshments and a talk by the British Red Cross on their Home from Hospital Scheme and Equipment Service. If you would like to come along please ring 01293 657040.

SUSSEX Family History Group - Crawley Centre is meeting in the Tilgate Community Centre, Shackleton Road, Tilgate, Crawley, March 28, 7.30pm. Talk by Meryl Catty - Mrs Goodwin’s little book. 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

BADMINTON, Horsham Arun from 7.30. Club standard. First visit no charge. Phone Ian 01403 250337.

BADMINTON. Tanbridge House PTA Badminton Club welcomes new players on Wednesdays from 8pm to 9.30pm. No subscription, just £2.50 an evening. Phone 01403 262785 or 01403 265171 for more information.

KNIT ‘N’ Natter. For people who knit or crochet or who want to learn. We meet at Roffey Millennium Hall, Horsham, every other Wednesday, 7.30-9.30pm. For any further information call Mary on 07968 234597.

SOUTHWATER Bingo Club second and fourth Wednesdays every month. Details Mrs Napper (01403) 732608.

STEYNING & District Flower Club meet at Steyning Centre monthly - 4th Wednesday - 7.30pm (except August & September). For more information please contact 01903 812007.

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

WILDLIFE Walkabouts, March 29 and every Thursday at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough, 10am-noon. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

BABY massage classes: Learn how to massage your infant to enhance bonding, relieve symptoms of colic and promote sleep. Classes are a great opportunity to meet others too. Thursdays, 10-11.30am. Contact: 01403 262807.

BADMINTON: Southwater Badminton Club now playing at Southwater Village Leisure Centre on Thursday evenings, 8pm. Club standard welcome. Phone Barbara 01403 250313 or James and Penny 01403 730319.

CONSERVATION, fitness and fun. Horsham Green Gym meets Thursdays (October to March), 10am, for three hours at various sites in and near Horsham, getting exercise and fresh air while working to improve the local environment, learning new skills and making new friends. See www.horshamgreengym.org.uk or phone 01403 269384.

DIAL Post Village Hall, Short Mat Bowls 7.30-9.30pm, Thursdays, looking for new members even if you have never played before. Contact Peter on 01403 710670.

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.

HORSHAM Embroiderers Guild meets in Methodist Church lounge every fourth Thursday of month, 2-4pm. Contact: Francoise Vincent-Smith (01403) 242561. Everyone welcome.

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

JOIN The Salvation Army, Booth Way/Depot Road, Horsham: The Hope In Community Services – Thursdays at 6pm. Crisis Food Parcels, Listening Ear, Clothes, Toiletries & More. More information from 01403 254624/horsham@salvationarmy.org.uk

JUNIOR Image Youth Club for school years four-six at Brighton Road Baptist Church, Horsham, each Thursday, 6-7.30pm. 50p entrance (first week free).

PULBOROUGH Netball club meets every Thursday at the courts on the recreation ground, 7.30 - 8.30pm. Any age from 14 welcome. Details phone Sue Dudman 01798 875629.

QUIZ Night in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice, Crawley. Every Thursday, 8-10pm at the Black Horse Inn, Nuthurst. Quiz fee £2 per person, 50 per cent of which goes to St Catherine’s and the rest is paid out in prizes - although players often kindly donate their winnings to St Catherine’s. First prize of a gallon of beer is donated by the pub. Contact Nick Cowley on 01403 891272 or email theblackhorse@mrsmithpubs.com

TRANSITION Horsham is a group of volunteers following the ideas and vision of the Transition Towns movement set up in Totnes in 2006. This grass roots organisation believe in encouraging flexibility and resiliance in response to climate change, peak oil and economic shocks. It is all about building up community networks, sharing and learning new skills, cutting carbon emissions, eliminating waste and travelling lightly on the planet. We have talks and workshops. Depending on programme we meet at 7.45pm on the last Thursday of the month at Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham. Check first on our website or facebook for details www.transitionhorsham.org.uk