THIS is our latest What’s On.
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BILLINGSHURST Bowling Club open evening, May 20, for new members 6-8pm. Find us behind the ‘old’ cricket field in Station Road - access also via Myrtle Lane (down the public footpath and turn right). Novices welcome. All equipment supplied. Just turn up on the night or for more info contact Roy (784299), June (785695) or Keith (784599).
WALK: May 20: 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.
2ND STORRINGTON Brownies meet Fridays at Ravenscroft Guide and Community Hall, Storrington. For girls aged seven to 11. For more details contact Michelle Keeley on 01903 745975.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 phone Chris 07888 012 132.
DEMENTIA Day Club held every Friday, 10am-4pm, at Dial Post Village Hall. Regular musical entertainment. For more details contact Lyn on 07872 464004.
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 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.
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.
TANBRIDGE Badminton Club meets at Forest School, Comptons Lane, Horsham, every Friday, 8.45-10.45pm. For more details on this friendly non-league club call Nelia Palmer on 01403 267331. 50s, 60s, 70s plus gentle exercise to music, 9.30am, £3. Contact: Sue 01403 730783.
A LONDON-based Ghanaian Choir is giving a concert with a difference at Trinity Methodist Church, Thakeham Road, Storrington RH20 3NG, Saturday, May 21, 7pm. Tickets are £7 (including light refreshments) and available at Trinity Church office tel: 01903 746390, open Tuesday-Friday 9.30am-12.30pm. Also from Michael Pirkis tel: 01903 743875. We look forward to welcoming you.
FARLINGTON School PTA, Broadbridge Heath, are holding a Children’s Nearly New Sale, May 21, 10.30am-12.30pm. Toys, equipment, books and children’s clothes. Also some new stalls, tea, coffee and cake. Sellers contact email@example.com and we will sell the items on your behalf. Come along and buy on the day.
PLANT Sale plus... raising money for charity, May 21, 10.30am–2pm, in Ashington Parish Church. Dr Steve Head, co-ordinator of the Wildlife Gardening Forum will talk at 11.15am. Huge variety of plants plus... stalls, café, live music. www.plantsaleplus.co.uk
TWO Counties Art and Crafts Society Spring 2011 Exhibition, May 21, 10am-5pm in Walliswood Village Hall, Froggetts Lane, Walliswood, Surrey, RH5 5RJ. It is just south-west of Ockley off A29 opposite The Scarlet Arms. The exhibits this year as always are to a high standard and well worth a visit. We look forward to seeing you and refreshments will be available including cream teas.
WALK: May 21: All welcome, Itchingfield, 3½ mile mostly flat circular sociable HDC Health Walk, some stiles, to Plumtree Lane, Sharpenhurst Hill (good views), Barns Green and back along Muntham Lane. Free, just turn-up at the village school (park carefully in road) at 10am. 2 hours. Tony 01403 269232.
BILLINGSHURST Tennis Club – Junior Coaching 8.45am–1pm, all ages, all standards. Open to non-members. Please visit www.billingshursttennisclub.co.uk for further details or contact Membership Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org or 01403 785320.
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 email@example.com
SLINFOLD C of E Primary School Summer Fair, The Street, Slinfold, May 22, noon-3pm. African theme - African Drumming performance and workshop, petting animals with the Mobile Ark, lots of stalls, bouncy castle and barbecue.
TWO Counties Art and Crafts Society Spring 2011 Exhibition, May 22, 10am-5pm in Walliswood Village Hall, Froggetts Lane, Walliswood, Surrey, RH5 5RJ. It is just south-west of Ockley off A29 opposite The Scarlet Arms. The exhibits this year as always are to a high standard and well worth a visit. We look forward to seeing you and refreshments will be available including cream teas.
BILLINGSHURST Tennis Club - Adult club afternoon, 2–4pm. Pay 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 01403-785320.
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
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 email@example.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 Folk Club, Sundays, 8pm, Normandy Centre, Denne Road, Horsham, RH12 1PF. Music from guest artistes and audience. Information: 01403 276273.
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.
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 11.50am. Walks are approximately 5 miles long returning to the pub for lunch. See www.walkhorsham.com e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 07872 113 674.
‘HEALING For Everyone’ + Training: Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham RH12 1SL, 7.30-9pm fortnightly (except Bank Holidays). Next date: May 23.
WALK: May 23: All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am in Sussex Oak car park, Church Street, Warnham. Figure of eight 6½ mile HDC Health Walk towards Rowhook. No dogs. 3¼ hours. Tony 01403 269232.
BADMINTON, Horsham Arun from 8.15. Club standard. First visit no charge. Phone Ian 01403 250337.
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
SEATED exercise class. A gentle mobilising, stretching and balance programme, ideal for anyone with immobilising conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, mild stroke etc at Roffey Millennium Hall, 11am-noon. Contact Sue 01403 730783.
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.
NEW Runners Club for the Disabled: Seated exercises to music with Mrs Margery Hewitt, May 24, in the Unitarian Church Room, Worthing Road, Horsham, 10.30am-12.30pm. 01403 256788.
WALK: May 24: All welcome, 5½ mile mostly flat (few short climbs) circular HDC Health Walk on undulating Wealden tracks and through woodland. Free, just turn-up at The George & Dragon pub car park, Dragons Green, near Shipley (TQ 139235) at 10am. No dogs. 2¾ hours. Bill 01403 256248 or Geoff 01403 258180.
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.
BILLINGSHURST Tennis Club – ‘Rusty Rackets’, 9.45–11.30am, for returnees and improvers. Please visit www.billingshursttennisclub.co.uk for further details or contact phone Chris 07888 012 132.
CONSERVATION, fitness and fun. Horsham Green Gym meets Tuesdays, 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. For more information, see www.horshamgreengym.org.uk or phone David on 01403 269384.
DAVE Toye and Friends Open Mic Night at The Cherry Tree, Faygate, every Tuesday.
HORSHAM Chess Club meets at the Methodist Church Hall, London Road, every Tuesday, from 7.30pm. Ian Comley (01403 734918).
HORSHAM Painting Group meets every Tuesday during term time at the Forest School, Comptons Lane. All abilities welcome for workshops and painting evenings. Please contact membership secretary Keith Richardson on 01403 756258 for more details or see our website at www.horshampaintinggroup.co.uk
IF YOU enjoy reading and would like to share your opinions with other like minded people an established book group meets third Tuesday of each month. For this year’s World Book Night we have chosen Nigel Slater’s autobiography Toast. Please call 01403 258745 for more information and venue.
LIFE drawing class held by a qualified tutor, 10am-noon at Mannings Heath Village Hall. For further details call 01403 240856 or 01403 253707.
SLINFOLD Concert Band rehearse every Tuesday, 7.30 - 9.30pm at Slinfold Village Hall. The Band undertakes a variety of engagements throughout the South East of England, which range from local bandstand performances to indoor concerts, and from weddings to company functions. We currently have a vacancy within the band for a percussionist. If you would like to play with the band, a warm welcome awaits you. Please contact John Reid on 01483 861862 or email mailto:email@example.com You can visit our web site www.slinfoldconcertband.org
SOUTHWATER Bridge Club duplicate sessions every Tuesday, 2pm. Enquiries to the secretary on 01403 254667 or 01403 266956.
THEATRE 48, Horsham’s oldest amateur drama group, usually meet Tuesday evenings at 8pm at Kingslea Primary School, Kings Road, Horsham. Theatre 48 are a lively, energetic society who are always keen to welcome new members. As a company we currently produce two shows a year both in the Studio at the Capitol Theatre in Horsham. If you would like more information please visit our website: www.theatre48.co.uk
THE Mary How Trust Film Society presents movies for charity at West Chiltington Village Hall on the fourth Tuesday of every month. 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 and Storrington; The Card Centre, Storrington High Street; Cherilyn Stores, West Chiltington Post Office; call 01798 877641 or visit www.maryhowtrust.org for details.
TORCH - The Original Rock Choir of Horsham, Tuesdays 7.30-9.30pm, Brighton Road Baptist Church Main Hall. See www.torchhorsham.webs.com or contact Adam 07789 795133.
WEST Sussex Philharmonic Choir rehearses every Tuesday, 8-10pm, in the Barn, The Causeway, Horsham. New singers welcome.
STEYNING & District Flower Club - Suggestions of Summer - Anne Marie Dicker, May 25. For more information please contact 01903 812007.
WALK: May 25: All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am in Rookwood Golf Club car park, Horsham (just off A24 at Robin Hood roundabout, TQ 162318). Meet in reception. Flat circular 4 mile HDC Health Walk to Broadbridge Heath along part of the “Riverside Walk”. 2 hours. Michael V 07719 467861.
WALK: May 25: All welcome, sociable HDC Health Walk, 6 to 7 miles at pace, over difficult terrain, for the more experienced walker. No dogs. Free, just turn-up at the Black Horse PH car park, Findon (TQ 122085) at 7pm. Geoffrey 01903 744881.
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.
BILLINGSHURST Tennis Club - Adult club night, 6–10pm. Play as visitor (£2) for first 3 visits. Hosted session’s alternate weeks for returning players. New members very welcome to this friendly and developing club. Please visit www.billingshursttennisclub.co.uk for further details or contact Membership Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org 01403 785320.
CANTATRICE Ladies Choir. Rehearsals in Horsham at the Salvation Army Centre, Booth Way. Wednesdays, 1.15-2.45pm. No auditions. Come and try for free. All welcome. Ring Zoe Peate on 01903 812662.
HORSHAM and District Model Railway Club meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month at the Horsham Youth Centre, Hurst Road, which is five minutes from Horsham Station, 7.30-10.30pm. For further details please contact us on our email address: email@example.com. Anybody interested in model railway or model making will be made welcome.
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.
OPEN Mic Night every Wednesday at the Tanners Arms, 78 Brighton Road, 01403 588789.
SOUTHWATER Bingo Club second and fourth Wednesdays every month. Details Mrs Napper (01403) 732608.
SOUTHWATER Welcome Club over 60s meetings, 2.30pm, on Wednesdays twice monthly. Contact: 01403 731661.
STEYNING & District Flower Club meet at Steyning Centre monthly - 4th wednesday - 7.30pm (except August & September). For more information please contact 01903 812007.
THE Apple Tree, Crawley: Every Wednesday Open Mic Night.
THE Dance Ranch. Western Partner dance classes at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Rushams Road, Horsham. 7.45-9.15pm. Ring 01403 252961 for more details.
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
WALK: May 26: 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. Sue 01403 255710.
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.
COMPTONS Bowls Club short mat on Thursdays, 7.30-9.45pm, at North Heath Hall. New members welcome. Contact: Bill King (01403 253752).
CRICKET Adults Broadbridge Heath Cricket Club are holding outdoor practice 5.30-7.30pm at Broadbridge Heath Cricket Club, Byfleets Lane, Broadbridge Heath, all new players welcome for further details please contact Tim Wells 07740 101983 or David Bridges 01403 250569.
DIVAS Undaunted - Women singing for fun and friendship - no audition or ability to read music or indeed hold a note needed - come and let your inner Diva out! Thursdays 7.45-9.30pm, St John’s Church, Broadbridge Heath. Contact Janet 07795 463112 www.voicefromthecoalshed.com
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, RH12 1RS.
HORSHAM Chamber Choir meets every Thursday in St Mary’s School Hall, Normandy, Horsham, 8-10pm. Rehearses for three concerts per year. Contact: Carol Moore 01403 267475 for further details.
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 for more details.
HORSHAM Natural History Society meets every Thursday in the summer months for evening walks starting at 7pm. Visitors are welcome and further information can be obtained from our website www.hnhs.org.uk or phone 01403 269994.
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).
MOTHERS and Toddlers meet every Thursday, 9.45am, at The Holbrook Club, North Heath Lane, Horsham. Bouncy castle, toys, colouring, biscuits, juice, tea and coffee. All welcome. Members £1.50, non-members £3.
NATIONAL Women’s Register, www.nwr.org. Friendly informal discussion and book group as well. Thursday evenings, 8pm. Details phone: Katharine Webbe 01403 262506.
NORTH Sussex Centre of The National Trust. Why not join our local friendly group for lectures, coach outings and holidays and various functions throughout the year. For further details ring 01403 264599 or 730162.
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.
SHUTTLES Badminton Club meets 8.30-10.30pm, at Forest Recreation School, Comptons Lane, Horsham. Friendly, non-league club with competitive spirit. Improvers welcome, no beginners. Contact: Mike on 01403 258086.
THE Emerald Club, Crawley: Open Mic every Thursday night.
THE Weald Choir of Crawley meets every Thursday evening at St Richard’s Church, Three Bridges 8pm. Rehearsals for four concerts each year. Contact Peter Jordan 01293 529135 or visit www.wealdchoir.co.uk for further details.
TRANSITION Town Horsham is a new initiative by a group of local volunteers to encourage a grassroots response to the challenges of Peak Oil and Climate Change. Aiming to raise local awareness of the issues we explore the practical steps that can be taken now to address them in our community. We are part of the fast growing Transition Network believing that change is inevitable and it is better to plan for it together and to build resilience. We meet every last Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm at Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road , Horsham, RH12 1SL . For more details ring 07909 556525 or see www.transitionhorsham.org.uk