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ASHINGTON Craft and Farmers Market, Oct 7, at the Scout Hall, Church Lane, Ashington, from 9am-1pm. If you haven’t been before, then you should come along, as we have fresh fruit, veg, and bread. A selection of meat, cheeses and savouries. Homemade chutneys, jams and preserves. Delicious cupcakes. Handcrafted jewellery, cards, a photographer and other unique gifts and accessories for the home. Or just come along and enjoy a cup of tea, a slice of cake and a chat. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PART of the The Salvation Army’s new Men’s Programme is a Sports quiz, Fish n’ chips evening, Oct 7, at the Salvation Army Hall, Horsham. A professional Sports quiz is organised, with soft drinks and food at £6 per head. All men are invited, even if not a member of the Salvation Army. It will be a challenging and fun evening. We have also organised a Formula One simulator evening, and guest speakers at future events. For more information, or to book a place for the Sports evening, please call Gerry Slessenger on 07733 263 466.
WALK: Oct 7. 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.
BROADBRIDGE Heath Stoolball Club - Training from 6-7.30pm at Broadbridge Heath Cricket Club in Byfleets Lane or for further details please contact Sally Booker 07964 115 712 or email email@example.com
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.
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 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.
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.
CAPEL WI Jumble Sale, Oct 8, at 2pm, in Capel Memorial Hall. 50p admission. Refreshments available.
HORSHAM Folk Dance Club is holding a Folk/Barn Dance in The Barn, The Causeway, Horsham, RH12 1HE, Oct 8, 7.30pm, which includes an ‘American Supper’. All are welcome to join us; no partner necessary. Contact Janet on 01403 790464 or Jean on 01403 266457.
JUMBLE Sale, Oct 8, 10am-noon in the Scout Hall, Church Lane, Ashington. Fundraising for 1st Ashington Scout Group. Admission 20p Donations of clean good quality items please, no electrical goods. Contact Greta on 01903 893113.
SATURDAY Evening Dance at the Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington, Oct 8, 7.30-10.30pm. Ballroom, Latin and some Sequence. For all enquiries ring Margaret or Colin on 01403 734409.
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.
HORSHAM Flute Choir meet in the afternoon of the second Saturday of the month at Slinfold Village Chapel. If you play a piccolo or flute of any type (concert, alto or bass etc.) are over 16 years of age and at least grade 3, we may be the group for you. For more information contact Music Director/conductor Andrew Duncan on 01483 email@example.com
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.
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
STEYNING Scandal Walk led by Dr Janet Pennington. Steyning’s attractive timber-framed buildings and flint cottages hide many secrets from the past - come and discover some of them if you dare! We will be exploring Steyning on a two and a half hour ramble. Not suitable for children. Meet Oct 9, 10am at Steyning Centre car park, opposite St Andrew and St Cuthman’s Church. Fee £2.50. It is not necessary to book in advance, just turn up in good time. Email: email@example.com Tel: 01903 815829.
WALK: Oct 9. All welcome, 4.6 mile hilly circular sociable HDC Health walk past Windlesham School over Barnsfarm Hill along the South Downs Way. Free, just turn-up at 10am at Chantry Post car park (TQ 087119). Dogs allowed on a lead. 1¾ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
CONSERVATION: Rudgwick Biodiversity Project, a community/voluntary conservation action group meet at 1pm on the last Sunday of every month at King George V Playing Fields Bucks Green. All welcome, no skills required, all tools, insurance and refreshments provided. Contact Greg on 01403 823147/Trevor 01403 822047 or go to www.rudgwickbio.weebly.com to see our calendar of annual events or visit us on Facebook.
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
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:firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 07872 113 674.
ZEN 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
HORSHAM Film Society present ‘The Secret in Their Eyes’ on Oct 10, 8pm at The Capitol.
THE Steyning Decorative and Fine Arts Society lecture, Oct 10, will be on the ‘Life and Work of Chagall’ given by Ann Peerless of the Art Fund. Chagall’s life ranged from his birthplace in Vitebsk Russia through his artistic education in Paris and on to the United States. His work embraced many different forms including painting, printmaking, book-illustration, tapestry, theatre and stage designing, ceramics and stained glass. Visitors are welcome to the lecture (donation £5) which is at the Steyning Centre, with Fletchers Croft car park off Church Street, opposite the church. The lecture begins at 10.45 after coffee at 10am and business matters at 10.30.
WALK: Oct 10. All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am in Partridge Green Village Hall car park TQ 190191. Circular sociable HDC Health Walk, 6 miles, going west, fairly flat, some stiles. May be muddy in places. No dogs. 2½ hours. Mike Powell 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.
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.
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.
NEW Runners Club for the Disabled: Care for the Wild - slide show by Miss Karen Pattman, Oct 11, in the Unitarian Church Room, Worthing Road, Horsham, 10.30am-12.30pm. More information from 01403 265616.
SUSSEX Family History Group - Horsham Centre is holding a meeting at St Andrews Methodist Church Hall, Crawley Road, Roffey, Horsham, Oct 11. Family History: Questions and discussion, 1-3pm. Further information on 01403 268094; email@example.com
WALK: Oct 11. All welcome, 4¾ mile mostly flat (some stiles) circular HDC Health walk over farmland around the village. Free, just turn-up at the White Horse car park, Maplehurst at 10am (TQ 190246). No dogs. 2½ hours. Bill 01403 256248 or Geoff 01403 258180.
WORTHING Archaeological Society Lecture Season opens, Oct 11 in Worthing Library Lecture theatre, 7.30pm. The speaker will be Dr David McCommish the distinguished archaeologist from English Heritage talking about Arundel and the End of Prehistory. Doors Open 7.15pm Non members very welcome.
BILLINGSHURST Tennis Club – ‘Rusty Rackets’, 9.45–11.30am, for returnees and improvers. Please visit www.billingshursttennisclub.co.uk for further details or contact 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 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 Chess Club meets at the Methodist Church Hall, London Road, every Tuesday, from 7.30pm. Ian Comley (01403 734918).
HORSHAM Flower Club meets second Tuesday every month, 2pm, North Heath Lane Hall. New members welcome. Contact: 01403 263025.
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
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 email@example.com or 01903 246546.
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.
SLINFOLD Concert Band meets every Tuesday at 7.30pm in Slinfold Village Hall. The band, one of the best amateur wind bands in the South East, performs regularly on bandstands, in concert halls, and at private functions throughout the area. If you play a brass or wind instrument, and would like to play with the band, we would love to hear from you. Please have a chat with Polly on 01403 270198, or visit our website www.slinfoldconcertband.org for more information.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07872 113674.
WEST Sussex Philharmonic Choir rehearses every Tuesday, 8-10pm, in the Barn, The Causeway, Horsham. New singers welcome.
HORSHAM Decorative & Fine Arts Society is meeting at the Capitol Theatre, North Street, Horsham, Oct 12, 10.45am. The subject will be Dining, Dandies and Decadence. Our speaker will be Ian Kelly who will talk on the parallel upstairs/downstairs careers of Beau Brummell and Antonin Careme. Visitors are very welcome. Admission £5.
HORSHAM Geological Field Club is having a Public Lecture - The origin of our Species by Professor Chris Stringer (Natural History Museum), in Forest School, Business & Enterprise Centre, Comptons Lane, Horsham (access by the left driveway), Oct 12, 7pm. Entry £2, Under 16 free. Refreshments Available.
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 email@example.com 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.
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Anybody interested in model railway or model making will be made welcome.
HORSHAM Dolls House Club now has space for new adult members. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7-9.30pm in the Scout Hall, Broadbridge Heath. Each month we spend a very sociable few hours making a variey of miniature items suitable to go into dolls houses (1/2th scale). We also organise workshop days. Please contact our secretary, Hazel Rochelle on 01403 242813 for further information or to arrange a visit.
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.
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.
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.
TRANSITION Horsham hosts a Green Drinks social every second Wednesday in the month at The Crown in the Carfax. Drop in from 7.30pm onwards and meet other Horsham folk who are interested in environmental issues. There is a small free buffet courtesy of The Crown at about 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.
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
GIFTFAYRE in aid of Cancer Research UK, Oct 13, 7.30-10pm, at Coolham Village Hall - A272 between Buck Barn (McDonalds) and Billingshurst, proudly presented by the Vino Keenos fundraising team, who have raised in excess of £8,000 in the past 18 months. Please join us for an evening of retail therapy and perhaps early Christmas shopping! Stalls include handmade jewellery and gifts, portraits, pet products, cards, kitchenware, bath products, etc, etc – plus a superb raffle. Refreshments available. £1 entry. Parking on site. Contact: Tracy White: 07713 131373.
WALK: Oct 13. 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.
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.
CHRIST’S Hospital Choral Society meets every Thursday evening at The Court Room, Christ’s Hospital, 8pm. Rehearsals for three concerts each year. Details from Jonathan Copeland, Membership Secretary on 01403 754477 or Mike Roberts on 01403 732408.
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 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 Trefoil Guild at Guide Hall, Denne Road, Horsham, second Thursday of month, 7.30pm. Contact 01403 252880.
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.
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
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’.
ROFFEY Greenfields WI meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at St Andrew’s Hall, Roffey at 7.45pm. Visitors welcome.
THE Emerald Club, Crawley: Open Mic every Thursday night.
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.
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.