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FRIDAY

FTEA Dance: Join your hosts Margaret and Colin and dance the afternoon away to recorded Ballroom and Latin American music, “Strictly Come Dancing” style at the Southwater Leisure Centre, Pevensey Road, Southwater (off Cedar Drive), Nov 11, 1.30-3.45pm. For more details ring Southwater Leisure Centre on 01403 733208 or Colin and Margaret on 01403 734409.

WALK: Nov 11. 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; Nov 11. 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

A BOOK Fair is being held in Colgate Village Hall, Nov 12, noon-4pm. There will be literally thousands of good books, with many ‘as new’ paperbacks and hardbacks and a huge selection of all hobbies, various interests, collectors and childrens books, Videos and DVDs. All fiction novels will sorted alphabetically. Admission 50p with refreshments available. All proceeds to village hall funds.

AUTUMN Fair at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Clarence Road, Horsham, Nov 12, 10.30am-12.30pm. Stalls to include raffle, tombola, toys, books, Christmas items, bric a brac, cakes and refreshments. All welcome.

CHARITIES’ Christmas Fair, Nov 12, at the Henfield Hall, 10am to 1pm. Thirty charities with great Christmas bargains - cards, gifts, chocolates, preserves, crafts, knitwear, cakes and tombola - and of course, refreshments.

CRAFT Morning, Nov 12, 10.30am-12.30pm in St John’s Community Hall, Broadbridge Heath. Christmas Gifts, Jewellery and Fairtrade Crafts,

Refreshments and Cake Stall. Proceeds to benefit overseas mission partners.

GRAND Christmas Bazaar, Carey House, West Green, Nov 12, 10am. Handicrafts, baby and children’s hand knitted cardigans, novelty gloves, cake stall, Christmas presents, stocking fillers, raffle, tea and coffee. Entrance 20p. Free parking.

JUMBLE sale and coffee morning in aid of the Cowfold New Pavilion Fund, Nov 12, 10am-noon, at Cowfold Village Hall. Everybody welcome. Admission 50p. Contact Eileen on 01403 864321 or Jan on 01403 864806.

SATURDAY Evening Dance at the Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington, Nov 12, 7.30-10.30pm. Ballroom, Latin and some Sequence. For all enquiries ring Margaret or Colin on 01403 734409.

TABLE Top Sale is being held in Holy Trinity Church Hall, Rushams Road, Horsham, Nov 12, noon-3pm. Lunches available. To book a table please call 01403 268 035.

SUNDAY

WALK: Nov 13. All welcome, 9½ mile hilly HDC Walk for the more adventurous, over the downs and along the banks of the River Arun to the ancient village of Burpham and back over the downs. Please bring a drink and something to eat when we take a break at Burpham. Free, just turn-up at 10am at Kithurst Hill car park (TQ 070125, off Storrington to Amberley road). No dogs, may be cattle. 4½ hours. Mick 01903 745971.

MONDAY

THE Steyning Decorative and Fine Arts Society lecture on Nov 14 will be an interesting take on the architecture of a city and its title is ‘The Architecture of St Petersburg: Psychology of a City’. Dr Rosamund Bartlett, giving the lecture, has been visiting Russia since 1978 and is a founder director of the Anton Chekhov Foundation which keeps the Chekhov House museum in Yalta. Visitors are welcome to the lecture (donation £5) at the Steyning Centre by Fletchers Croft Car Park. The lecture begins at 10.30am after coffee which is served from 10am.

TUESDAY

HORSHAM & District Horticultural Society: All Aspects of Fruit Tree Growing will be the subject of an illustrated talk by Peter Barwick, Nov 15, commencing at 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

PARKINSONS UK Horsham Branch meeting at Lavinia House, Horsham, Nov 15, 7-9pm. More information from Carol 01403 263882.

WALK: Nov 15. All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am in Sussex Oak car park, Church Street, Warnham. 6¼ mile, fairly flat, circular HDC Health Walk towards Broadbridge Heath and Strood Green. No dogs. 3 hours. Tony 01403 269232.

WALK: Nov 15. All welcome to a gentle, free, sociable HDC 2 mile Health Walk along Worth Way starting at 11am from the café at Rowfant Business Centre, Wallage Lane, (between Worth and Crawley Down). Flat and even surface suitable for wheelchairs, buggies and people with limited fitness. 1 hour. Pat B 01342 712591.

WALK: Nov 15. All welcome to a free HDC Health Walk from Crawley Down, going East or North, 4 miles flat walk (some stiles) along the Worth Way and beyond. Meet at 1.15pm at Hazel Way/Cob Close, Crawley Down. 2 hours. Pat B 01342 712591.

WALK: Nov 15. All welcome, just turn-up at Steyning Health Centre, Tanyard Lane, at 11am. Various, mostly flat circular, guided, free sociable HDC Walks around the outskirts of Steyning. 2 miles, 1¼ hours. Linda 01903 816865 or Lyn 369752.

WEDNESDAY

A FESTIVE market is being staged on Nov 16, 3-9pm, at The Scout Hall, Church Lane, Ashington. Come along and get into the festive spirit. Fresh produce, beautiful local handcrafted gifts, cards, delicious cakes, sweets, breads and savouries to take away or to order. Barbecue from 5pm to 8pm as well as a free mince pie with every drink purchased. Also featuring Father Christmas, and a lucky dip for children

HORSHAM & District Annual Members Meeting, Nov 16, in Horsham YMCA Football Club, Gorings Mead, Horsham, 7.30pm. An opportunity to meet the committee and other members and find out what your local NCT has achieved in the past year - and its plans for the coming year. Babes in arms welcome. Have a drink on us to thank you for your on-going support. More information from horsham-nct@hotmail.co.uk

HORSHAM Decorative and Fine Arts Society will meet at the Capitol Theatre, North Street, Horsham on Nov 16 at 10.45am. The subject will be Posters of the Belle Epoque. Our speaker will be Charles Harris who will talk on the creative genius and remarkable craftsmanship that enabled the poster to become the world’s first effective method of mass communication. Visitors are welcome. Admission £5.

WALK: Nov 16. All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am at The Orchard Restaurant car park, West Grinstead, (on A272 between A24 & A281). Various flat (some stiles) circular HDC Health walks of 4 to 5 miles north or south along the Downs Link then through farmland and woods. No dogs. 1½ to 2 hours. Michael V 07719 467861.

THURSDAY

MESSY Church. Nov 17, 3.30-6pm, London Road Methodist Church, Horsham. Come and join us for our third monthly session of Messy Church, with craft, activities, games, celebration and food for families together and people of all ages. Everybody welcome. No charge, but donations gratefully accepted. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. More details: http://lrmchorsham.org or email chriscurrie50@yahoo.co.uk

WALK: Nov 17. All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am at The Coach House car park, Cowfold (TQ 213227) for a 5 mile flat (some stiles) circular Wealden walk through farmland to the south. Good views of the Monastery and the South Downs. Could be wet and muddy in places. No dogs. Good beer and food in this traditional 1800’s coaching inn. 2½ hours. Geoff 01403 258180 & Bill 01403 256248.

WILDLIFE Walkabouts, Nov 17, 10am-noon at RSPB Pulborough Brooks nature reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. Our regular gentle ramble is an ideal introduction to the reserve and its varied habitats and wildlife. Join us for an informal nature walk, taking in the seasonal delights on the brooks or our heathland restoration project. Cost: £4 per person (£2 per RSPB member). Tel: 01798 875851/www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks