What’s On - from November 17

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FRIDAY

WALK: Nov 18. 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.

FRIDAY Lunches And Friendship Club, every first and third Friday. Donation of £3 towards three course meal and after dinner speaker/activity. Please book 24 hours in advance if possible. The Salvation Army, Booth Way, Horsham, RH13 5PZ. 01403 254624.

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.

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

SATURDAY

FRIENDS of Orchard Surgery Christmas Bazaar and Coffee Morning at the Unitarian Church Hall, Worthing Road, Horsham (opposite bus station), Nov 19, 10am-noon. Christmas gifts, raffle, tombola, jigsaws, cakes and books. All proceeds/donations towards the purchase of equipment for patients. Everyone welcome.

HORSHAM & District Cats Protection Christmas Bazaar, Nov 19, 2.30-4.30pm in the Millennium Hall, Crawley Road, Horsham. Lots of bargains! Stalls include Ideas for Xmas, toys, games, CDs, books, Xmas cards, refreshments and tombola. Free entry but cat food donations most welcome.

WRITER’S Workshop: Mapping Your Story - Three Guildford authors from Goldenford Publishers Ltd take you on a journey through the craft of writing your story, whether it be fiction or biographical. Through practical exercises you’ll learn how to develop ideas, create characters, plot your story and bring your journey to a pleasing conclusion. Nov 19, 1.30-4.30pm, in Cranleigh Arts Centre, 1 High Street, Cranleigh. More information from 01483 278000 or www.cranleighartscentre.org

WALK: Nov 19. All welcome, Itchingfield, 4½ mile mostly flat circular sociable HDC Health Walk, some stiles, to Muntham House School and Barns Green and back via Marlands. Free, just turn-up at the village school (park carefully in road) at 10am. 2 hours. Tony 01403 269232.

SUNDAY

GRAND Christmas Bazaar & Cat Homing Show, Nov 20, 11am-3pm at The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley. This will be an opportunity for the public to meet the cats hoping for a new home before Christmas. Also fundraising stalls with many gift ideas, greeting cards, soft toys and collectables to buy. Also cat carriers, scratching posts and other accessories available. There will be refreshments available. Entry is free, but a donation of cat food greatly appreciated.

MONDAY

HORSHAM Film society present “Villa Amalia”, in The Capitol, Nov 21, 8pm.

WALK: Nov 21. All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am at the Downs Link Car park, Henfield, (next to the Cat & Canary PH car park, TQ 205162) for a circular, fairly flat (some stiles), sociable HDC Health Walk along the Downs Link and the bank of the River Adur. May be muddy in places. Refreshments available after at the Cat & Canary pub. No dogs. 5½ miles, 2½ hours. Mike P 01403 242564.

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.

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.

TUESDAY

NEW Runners Club for the Disabled: A Policeman’s Lot - policeing through the ages by Mr Tony Gilks, Nov 22, in the Unitarian Church Room, Worthing Road, Horsham, 10.30am-12.30pm. More information from 01403 265616.

WALK: Nov 22. All welcome, 5½ mile mostly flat (few short climbs) circular sociable 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.

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.

WEDNESDAY

STEYNING & District Flower Club - Christmas Carol - Angie Hyde, Nov 23. For more information please contact 01903 812007.

WALK: Nov 23. All welcome, free, just turn-up at 11am 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.

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: h&dmrc@talktalk.net. Anybody interested in model railway or model making will be made welcome.

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.

THURSDAY

WILDLIFE Walkabouts, Nov 24, 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

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

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, projects such as Community Energy, Stitch Up, Garden Share, Seedy Saturday and Swap Shop. We have Green Movies, Green Drinks and Green Readers. 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