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WALK: Sept 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.
WILD About Plant, Sept 7, 10am-noon, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. Booking essential. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks
BLUEBELLS Day Nursery in Littleworth Lane, Partridge Green are holding their annual summer fair, Sept 8, noon-3pm. Why not come and enjoy the many stalls available and may be win a prize in the raffle. Come and enjoy face painting, bouncy castle, and a BBQ which will be running throughout the afternoon selling a choice of delicous food. Entrance is free as are the tractor rides around the farmland, animal petting corner, limbo competition. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information about this event or if you would like to have a stall please phone 01403 711084.
CATSTRAVAGANZA – Cats Protection Horsham & District branch will be holding this popular event at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Rushams Road, Horsham, Sept 8, 1-3pm. Home-made cakes, bric-a-brac, books & toys etc, CP gifts & goodies plus our tombola will be there. For more info please see our website: www.cats.org.uk/horsham
EWHURST Horticultural Society Autumn Show, Sept 8, in Ewhurst Village Hall. Open to the public from 2.30pm. Judging should commence at 10.15am.
SATURDAY Evening Dance, Sept 8, 7.30-10.30pm, at Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Russtington. More details from Colin or Margaret on 01403 734409.
SOUTHWATER Holy Innocents Parish Church Summer Fair & Barbeque on the Vicarage lawn, including Fun Dog Show - registration is from noon onwards. The first class starts at 1pm. Fun Bake Off and Produce Show. Entries to the marquee from noon on the day. All entrants are welcome: full details at www.southwaterchurch.org.uk Lots of stalls, activities and Pimms tent.
THE Ellens Green and Rudgwick Autumn Show is on Sept 8 at the Ellens Green Memorial Hall, Ellens Green from 2.30pm. There will be a dazzling display of flowers, floral art, vegetables, home fare and the ever popular children’s exhibits. There will also be an exhibition of work by the Ellens Green Art Group, a cake stall, a vegetable and produce auction, a raffle and delicious homemade teas. Come along with your friends and neighbours and enjoy this traditional village event.
WALK: Sept 8. All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am at Sumners Ponds Fishery, Chapel Road, Barns Green (park close to the main entrance opposite the barn, TQ 124267 and meet at Reception/Café). A lovely 4½ mile mostly flat (some stiles) HDC Health Walk through beautiful woodland and peaceful meadows. No dogs. 2 hours. Pauline 01403 240419 & Jane 261672.
WALK: Sept 8. All welcome, just turn-up at Glebe Surgery car park, Storrington (TQ 084144) at 2pm. 3 mile Circular, guided, free sociable HDC Health Walk across farmland to Chantry and Sullington Church. Dogs allowed on a lead. 1½ hours. Mick 01903 745971.
WORTHING National Trust Association is having a talk at 2.30pm on Sept 8, by Ian Gledhill on The History of Brighton’s Trams at Durrington Community Centre. Admission £1 for members, £2 for visitors. The Pulse bus stops outside the Community Centre. Free parking. Contact 01903 367485 or 01903 501533 for more information.
CRAWLEY Wedding Fair, Hawth Theatre, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, Sept 9, 11am-4pm. One of the longest established Wedding Fayres in Southern England. The Main Auditorium and adjoining Lobby/Restaurant are crammed with many interesting Stands including Venues and Entertainers, and the Fayre features a large Cat Walk Show. Crawley’s premier Wedding Show is not to be missed.
WALK: Sept 9. All welcome, free, just turn-up in Pulborough Library car park (TQ053186) at 10am. 4 mile HDC Health Walk through Pulborough village and on to the farmland beyond including a section of Pulborough Brooks and past Wiggonholt Church returning via the banks of the River Arun. Dogs allowed on a lead. 1¾ hours. Mick 01903 745971.
STEYNING Decorative and Fine Arts Society have a lecture on Sept 10 entitled “The French Jewel Houses from 1900”. Patricia Law will be giving an illustrated presentation of the developments and trends of the major French jewel houses such as Cartier and Van Cleef, looking in detail at their designs, manufacture and use of gemstones, and how this was influenced by the events of the age. Venue: The Steyning Centre by Fletchers Croft Car Park opposite St Andrews Church, Church Street, Steyning. Time: 10.30am. Coffee: From 10am. Visitors are welcome (donation £5). Contact: Penny Hill on 01903 814390.
WALK: Sept 10. 10am. Kingsfold, 5 mile circular HDC Health Walk, mostly flat but one short steep hill and some stiles, through fields and woodland. Good views in all directions. Park at the Owl Public House Kingsfold (TQ168364, RH12 3SA). Good beer and food available. No dogs. 2¼ hours Mike 01403 242564.
NEW Runners Club for the Disabled: Life’s Happy Accidents - talk by Mr Keith Bridgeman, in the Unitarian Church Room, Worthing Road, Horsham, 10.30am-12.30pm. More information from 01403 265616.
SUSSEX Family History Group - Horsham Centre is meeting in St Andrews Methodist Church Hall, Crawley Road, Roffey, Sept 11, 1.30pm for questions and discussion. More information from 01403 268094.
WALK: Sept 11. All welcome, Washington & Findon Valley, 6½ mile circular sociable HDC Health Walk around Chanctonbury and Findon Park. Free, just turn-up at Washington South Downs Way car park at 7pm (bring a good torch). Dogs allowed on a lead. 3 hours. Frances 01903 743919.
HORSHAM decorative & Fine arts society will start their new season of lectures at the Capitol Theatre, North Street, Horsham, Sept 12, at 10.45am. The speaker will be Maggie Campbell Pedersen who will talk on the subject Ivory and Tortoiseshell: past uses, present bans. Visitors are very welcome. Admisson £5.
OPTICS Day, Sept 12, 10am-4pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. No charge, just come along and see us. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks
WILDLIFE Walkabouts, Sept 13 and every Thursday, 10am-noon, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks
WISBOROUGH Green Farmers’ and Village Market, Sept 13, 9am-12.30pm in the Village Hall and around the Village Pond – we hope! 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. Stalls include: artisan bread, cakes, jams, cheese, honey, chutneys, lamb, pork, quail, guinea fowl,chicken, eggs, quiches etc., vegetables, chocolates, flour, plants, flowers, jewellery, soaps, candles, scarves, jute bags, computer help, childrens books, wooden painted signs, bird food, pet food and an ornamental blacksmith.