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FUN and informal wine tasting event with Wine Master, Philip Goodband, 8pm, Oct 14, at the Frog & Nightgown, Horsham, 7.45 for 8pm.
TEA 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), Oct 14, 1.30-3.45pm. For more details ring Southwater Leisure Centre on 01403 733208 or Colin and Margaret on 01403 734409.
WALK: Oct 14. 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.
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, 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.
FRENCH Club. Meets every second Friday of the month from September to June inclusive at the Millennium Hall in Roffey from 8-10pm. Visitors welcome. Contact Elyane Dale, membership secretary, on 01403 257393.
HORSHAM (Forest) Flower Club flower demonstrations/events fourth Friday of month at Forest Boys School in evenings. Contact: Christine Smith 01403 783162.
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.
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.
BARN Dance, Oct 15, at Cowfold Village Hall in aid of the new Cowfold Pavilion, 7.30-11.30pm, featuring the Bona Brill Dance Band. Tickets £10 per person to include supper. There will be a bar and auction of desserts, plus raffle. Tickets available from the post office, or Jan Wright on 01403 864806 or Deborah Hart on 01403 864162. The funds raised are going towards the Cowfold New Pavilion Fund.
FAMILY History Open Day, Oct 15, 11am-4pm, at Warnham Village Hall. Hosted by the Romany and Traveller Family History Society. All are welcome, not just those with Romany and Showman ancestors. Pop in for research advice and to view displays of photographs and Romany history and culture. For more information visit www.rtfhs.org.uk or ring Janet on 01273 400699. The Romany and Traveller Family History Society is a non-profit, self-help group founded in 1994, and is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies.
JUMBLE Sale, Oct 15, 2.15pm at Amberley Church Hall in aid of the Dame Vera Lynn Trust. Contact Ivy Read on 01798 831388.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
AUTUMN Fair, Oct 16, at High Beeches Gardens, Handcross, 11am-4pm, in aid of Parkinson’s UK. Contact: Paul Dodd 01403 266173.
WALK: Oct 16. All welcome, North Stoke, 7½ mile hilly HDC circular walk for the more ambitious to Amberley via the South Downs Way then along the banks of the River Arun to South Stoke. Free, just turn-up at 10am at Kithurst Hill car park (off Storrington to Amberley road) TQ 070125. Well-behaved dogs welcome. 3 hours. Mick 01903 745971.
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 email@example.com 01403-785320.
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
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
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: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 Oct 17. For more details, contact: William 01403 255025. See www.bmsihf.co.uk
WALK: Oct 17. All welcome, meet at 10am at RSPB Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough on the A283. Flat (some stiles) circular, interesting, HDC Health Walk through woodland, fields and part of the Bird reserve. Free, just turn-up. 5 miles. 2½ hours. Café at RSPB. Irene 01403 783637.
BADMINTON, Horsham Arun from 8.15. Club standard. First visit no charge. Phone Ian 01403 250337.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
HORSHAM Holistic Health - Mind, Body and Spirit group. Oct 18, talk on Sacred Geometry by Karen French, 7.30pm at the Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham. Cost £5. Contact Tina on email@example.com or 07857 545 678.
WALK: Oct 18. All welcome, 4½ mile mostly flat circular HDC Health walk along the course of the Roman Road (Stane Street) through farmland to Old Charmans, Monks Farm and Honeywood Lane and back via the Sussex Border Path. Free, just turn-up at The Chequers Inn (LH car park), Rowhook at 10am (TQ123342 about 2 miles NW of Horsham). No dogs. 2¼ 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.
DIAL Post Village Hall, Table Tennis 6.30-8.30pm, Tuesdays, all ages and abilities. Contact Pauline on 01403 710908.
HOLBROOK Horsham WI meets on the third Tuesday of each month (except August), 7.45pm, at the Tythe Barn, Pondtail Road, Horsham. We are a friendly group of ladies who welcome visitors and new members to join us for a varied programme of speakers, social activities, lunches, outings etc. Contact 01403 251920.
HORSHAM Business Club meets every Tuesday at Cisswood House Hotel, 7-8.30am, allowing the rest of the day free for business as usual. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Snowdon on 01403 270271.
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.
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.
ROFFEY – The Evergreen Club (for over 55s) meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 2pm at the Roffey Institute, 219 Crawley Road, Horsham, RH12 4ET. Contact: 01403 263961.
SOUTHWATER Bridge Club duplicate sessions every Tuesday, 2pm. Enquiries to the secretary on 01403 254667 or 01403 266956.
SOUTHWATER Young at Heart for the over 50s meets every Tuesday, 9.30am–noon, in Beeson House, Lintot Square, Southwater. Details: 01403 730420.
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 Sussex Harmonisers, male barbershop chorus rehearse every Tuesday 7.30–10.15pm at St Paul’s Catholic College, Jane Murray Way, Burgess Hill. If you like to sing, you’ll find it fun to sing with us and you don’t have to be able to read music. New voices (Baritones and Tenors especially) are always welcome so just come along and see what goes on; ring Brian Beglin on 01273 553102 for more details; or take a look at our website, www.sussexharmonisers.org.uk
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 email@example.com or call 07872 113674.
WARNHAM Evening Flower Club meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm, at Warnham Village Hall. Come along and enjoy flower arranging demonstrations. All welcome. Enquiries 01403 260324.
STEYNING & District Flower Club - Open Evening - Light Fantastic - Stephen McDonnal, Oct 19. For more information please contact 01903 812007.
WALK: Oct 19. All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am at The Orchard Restaurant car park, West Grinstead, (on A272 between A24 & A281) TQ 183225. 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.
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.
FOREST (Horsham) Flower Club meets every third Wednesday every month except August and December, 7.45pm at Forest School, Comptons Lane. New members welcome. Tel 01403 790639.
FOREST Lace Class (tuition in Bobbin-lace) meets on Wednesday evenings in term-time at the Millais School, Depot Road, Horsham, 7.30-9.30pm. Please contact Rosemary Brown on 01273 591346 for more details.
HORSHAM Photographic Society meetings, 7.45pm, on alternate Wednesdays, at The Salvation Army Community Hall, Booth Way, RH13 5PZ. We meet all year round, with a varied programme of activities. A warm welcome to visitors of all ages and photographic abilities. www.horshamphotographicsociety.co.uk or contact Anne on 01403 259062.
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.
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: Oct 20. All welcome, just turn-up in the Half Moon car park, Warninglid, at 10am (TQ 250260). Circular, guided, free sociable HDC walk through woods & farmland along the High Weald Landscape Trail to Slaugham Church, some stiles, few inclines, good views. No dogs, 4½ miles, 2¼ hours. Bill 01403 256248 or Geoff 01403 258180.
WARNHAM Society Autumn Meeting is at the Village Hall, Hollands Way, Oct 20, 8pm, with refreshments from 7.30pm. There will be a talk by Nic Packwood on the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, (CPRE) so expect to hear the latest on the fight to protect our countryside! All welcome, members are free, visitors £2. For information about Warnham past and present, look at our website; www.warnhamsociety.org.uk
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.
BATTLEQUEST Games holds regular gaming tournaments for Pokemon, Yu-gi-oh! and Magic The Gathering. Games Workshop Warhammer Gaming Table also available on a Thursday evening. Booking required. Please contact us for further information. BattleQuest Games, 33 Queen Street, Horsham, Tel 01403 242003.
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. For more information, 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, RH12 1RS.
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.
HORSHAM Normandy WI meet at St. Peter’s Hall, Three Acres every third Thursday of the month, 9.45am-noon. Monthly speakers,raffle. New members very welcome. Contact Wendy (01403) 252684.
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).
MANNINGS Heath WI meets on the third Thursday of the month, 2.30pm, in the Village Hall. New members welcome. Contact 01403 264443.
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 email@example.com
THE North Sussex Centre of The National Trust are now having their Autumn and Winter lectures monthly, on Thursday’s at The Wesley Hall, London Road, Horsham. For further details ring: 01403 264599 or 730162.