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FRIDAY

WALK: May 4: 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.

WILD About Plant, May 4, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough, 10am-noon. Booking essential. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

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.

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.

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

SOUTHWATER Young at Heart for the over 50s meets every Friday, 1.30–3.30pm in Beeson House, Lintot Square, Southwater. Details: 01403 731839.

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.

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.

SATURDAY

CAR Boot Sale in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice, Southwater Playing Fields, on May 5. Sellers 7.30am, buyers 8.30am-12.30pm. For further information email: southwatercarboot.co.uk

DAWN Chorus, May 5, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough, 4-6.30am. Booking essential. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

MAY Day Celebration: The Ale Trail is being held ay Cranleigh Arts Centre, 1 High Street, May 5, 11am-4pm. More information from 01483 278000 or www.cranleighartscentre.org

TOMBOLA stall is being held at Sainsbury’s Pulborough, 10am, to raise money and awareness for Walk the Walk, a breast cancer charity.

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.

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

SUNDAY Tea Dance, May 6, at the Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Church Street, Steyning, 2.30-5pm. More details from Colin or Margaret on 01403 734409.

WALK: May 6: All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am at RSPB Wiggonholt Overflow car park (TQ 061164). 5¼ mile hilly circular HDC Health Walk through Wiggonholt Common, past Parham Glider Field and through the spectacular Parham Park. Dogs allowed on a lead. 2 hours. Mick 01903 745971.

BUDDHIST Meditation Group meet every Sunday, 7-9pm at The College of Richard Collyer, Horsham. Sitting, Walking and Guided Meditations with group discussions. No experience needed. Contact John Moore on 077860 74683 or www.thehorshamsangha.co.uk

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

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.

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

RUSPER MayDay celebrations, featuring a 4 mile cross country run, May 7, 12.30pm–5pm. Cross Country Run at 2pm (including a Children’s Fun Race at 1.15pm). This race is suitable for runners of all abilities and there will be a wide range of prizes on offer. All are welcome to these festivities, which also includes May Pole Dancing, Hog Roast, Punch & Judy, Classic Car show, steam engines, stalls, high value raffle prizes and much more!

CLOVERS Art Group meets each Monday, 10am-noon at the Millennium Hall, Roffey, Horsham. We are a friendly group who enjoy painting in all media, card making and photography. All abilities and ages welcome. We arrange for occasional lectures, art exhibitions and painting locally on location. It’s fun! Call Ann on Horsham 251537 for more details.

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.

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.

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).

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

GETTING To Grips with....Song Birds, May 8 at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough, 10am-1.30pm. Booking essential. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

NEW Runners Club: Horsham’s Sticky Wicket - historial tale by Peg Gledhill in the Unitarian Church Room, Worthing Road, May 8, 10.30am-12.30pm. More information from Mrs P Geldhill MBE on 01403 265616.

SUSSEX Family History Group - Horsham Centre is meeting in St Andrews Methodist Church Hall, Crawley Road, Roffey, May 8, 1.30pm for questions and discussion. More information from 01403 268094.

WALK: May 8: All welcome, 5 mile flat (some stiles) circular HDC Health Walk towards Cowfold in lovely rural countryside. Free, just turn-up at the Royal Oak car park, Wineham (TQ 236206) at 10am. No dogs. 2½ 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.

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.

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.

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.

WEDNESDAY

HORSHAM Accordion Band have their weekly band practice at Slinfold just outside Horsham. If you are interested in keyboard or accordion playing, please contact us and come along for a listen or a play. We take bookings for many different events and play a wide range of music to suit themed evenings. Our rates are extremely reasonable. Please contact Mags on 01403 790717 www.magsfisher@btinternet.com

OPTICS Day, May 9, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough, 10am-4pm. No charge, just come along and see us. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

SOUTHWATER Art Club, General Workshop, 1.30-4pm at Southwater Leisure Centre, Pevensey Road, Southwater. Annual Membership £15. Workshop fees £3 per session. www.southwaterartclub.co.uk

or contact the Secretary on bchrmunford30@tiscali.co.uk

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

GREEN Drinks Transition Horsham holds its regular social get together concerning environmental issues every second Wednesday of the month at Ye Olde Stout House, 29 Carfax, Horsham, from 8pm. Transition Horsham is part of the Transition Towns movement, a grass roots group who work towards building resiliance in the community to climate change and peak oil through net working, relearning useful skills, growing food, and projects such as recycling and renewable energy. Come and join us to chat things over and bring your ideas. See www.transitionhorsham.co.uk and Facebook.

HORSHAM Geological Field Club meets second Wednesday each month, 7.15pm, in Forest School, Comptons Lane. Lectures, outings, weekend trips. Contact Janet Owen 01403 263224 or look at our website www.http://hgfc.club.officelive.com

HORSHAM Organ/Keyboard Society, at Horsham YMCA Social Club Hall, Gorings Mead, Brighton Road, Horsham. We meet regularly on second Wednesday of each month, 7.30pm, £5 at the door. Contact Violet 01293 523814.

LIGHT Lunch And Mid Week Fellowship Meeting, every Wednesday, 1-2.30pm at The Salvation Army, Booth Way, Horsham, RH13 5PZ. 01403 254624.

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.

THE Apple Tree, Crawley: Every Wednesday Open Mic Night.

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

WALK: May 10: 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, May 10 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, 9am-12.30pm. We have up to 30 stalls selling high quality local and hand-made produce, crafts and gifts, and tea, coffee and home-made cakes are provided by Macmillan volunteers.

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

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.

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 7.30-9.30pm, St John’s Church, Broadbridge Heath. Contact Ann 01403 734717 www.voicefromthecoalshed.co.uk

DUPLICATE Bridge. Henfield Duplicate Bridge Society meets Thursday afternoons at 2pm in The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield. Visitors and new members very welcome - for more information see website www.henfieldduplicatebridge.co.uk or telephone 01273 493172.

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 Trefoil Guild at Guide Hall, Denne Road, Horsham, second Thursday of month, 7.30pm. Contact 01403 252880.

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’.