What’s On - from Thursday February 17

THIS is our latest What’s On.

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FRIDAY

WALK: Feb 18: All welcome, just turn-up at Barns Green (Village Sign near club) at 11m. Easy, mostly flat circular, guided, free sociable HDC Walk around the outskirts of the village. 2 miles, 1 hour. Peter 01403 741305.

HORSHAM (Forest) Flower Club flower demonstrations/events fourth Friday of month at Forest Boys School in evenings. Contact: Christine Smith 01403 783162.

HORSHAM Spiritual and Healing Centre psychic evenings at Horsham Park Barn, North Street, every fourth Friday in the month. Contact: Christine Ellis (01403) 263897.

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.

SATURDAY

WALK: Feb 19: All welcome, free, just turn-up at 8.30am at Georges Lane National Trust car park (north off A283 between Storrington and Washington). Hilly, 6 ½ mile, circular HDC Health Walk through Washington Common past Windlesham School and Highden. Dogs allowed on a lead. 2¾ hours. Mick 01903 745971.

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 triathlon@swim-1st.co.uk

SUNDAY

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.

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 11.50am. Walks are approximately 5 miles long returning to the pub for lunch. See www.walkhorsham.com e-mail:walkhorsham@hotmail.com or call: 07872 113 674.

MONDAY

‘HEALING For Everyone’ + Training: Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham RH12 1SL, 7.30-9pm fortnightly (except Bank Holidays). Next date: Feb 21.

HORSHAM Natural History Society meets every Monday in the winter months for a varied programme of talks in the Wesley Hall, London Road, Horsham, 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.

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.

THE Group, the organisation for unattached people, aged 40+, meets on the fourth Monday evening of every month at a pub near Horsham, 8pm. 01293 516007.

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.

TUESDAY

NEW Runners Club for the Disabled: “Beauties & Beaux” a costumed expose of life in the 18th Century by Mr & Mrs Gilks, Feb 22, in the Unitarian Church Room, Worthing Road, Horsham, 10.30am-12.30pm.

HORSHAM and District Horticultural Society: Fuchsia Growing Through The Seasons will be the subject of a talk by Carol Gubler, of Littlebrook Nurseries, on Feb 22, 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

WALK: Feb 22: All welcome, four and three quarter mile mostly flat (some stiles) circular sociable HDC Health walk along the Sussex Border Path to Friday Street. Free, just turn-up in the Star Inn car park, Rusper at 10am. No dogs. TQ 206372. 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.

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 info@horshambusinessclub.com 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 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 bazgoog@gmail.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.

SLINFOLD Concert Band rehearse every Tuesday, 7.30 - 9.30pm at Slinfold Village Hall. The Band undertakes a variety of engagements throughout the South East of England, which range from local bandstand performances to indoor concerts, and from weddings to company functions. We currently have a vacancy within the band for a percussionist. If you would like to play with the band, a warm welcome awaits you. Please contact John Reid on 01483 861862 or email mailto:info@slinfoldconcertband.org You can visit our web site www.slinfoldconcertband.org

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 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.singbarbershopinsussex.com

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.

WEST Sussex Philharmonic Choir rehearses every Tuesday, 8-10pm, in the Barn, The Causeway, Horsham. New singers welcome.

WEDNESDAY

BILLINGSHURST Scouts and Guides are staging their Bi-Annual Showtime Feb 23-26) at Billingshurst Village Hall, Roman Way. Performances are at 7.30pm Wednesday-Friday and 7pm Saturday, with selections from The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady with Me and My Girl, Oliver and Hairspray, plus the usual array of songs, dances and comedy. The cast includes Scouts, Guides, Brownies and Cubs, Explorer Scouts and Network Members, as well as Leaders and supporters, directed by Peter Thomas. Tickets are on sale from Aurac (Television) Ltd, 33 High Street, Billingshurst or call 01403 785030 for group rates and tickets.

STEYNING & District Flower Club is holding a workshop by Jennifer Bewick, Feb 23. For more information please contact 01903 812007.

WALK: Feb 23: All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am 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.

BALLROOM, Latin American, practise night at the Drill Hall, Denne Road, Horsham, 8-10pm Wednesday. Limited Sequence. All ages and experiences, meet new friends and relax and enjoy yourself. Everyone welcome, for details contact Marion Fenton 01293 871377.

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

HORSHAM Photographic Society meetings, 7.45pm, on alternate Wednesdays, at the Age Concern Club, Duke’s Square (off Denne Road), Horsham. We meet all year round, with a varied programme of activities. A warm welcome to visitors of all ages and photographic abilities. www.horshampho tographicsociety.co.uk

JYOTI meditation: relax from hassles of day. Meditation on inner light and reading of spiritual texts. Everybody welcome. We meet every Wednesday, 7.30-9.30pm, at Quaker Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham. Contact: 01403 218655.

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.

SALSA classes (Cuban), Chameleon (under Superbowl) Horsham, 7.30–8.15pm Beginners; 8.30–9.30pm Improvers/Intermediates. No booking or partner required, just come along. More info: Jon Riley 07944 513 544 jon@horshamsalasa.co.uk www.horshamsalsa.co.uk

STEYNING & District Flower Club meet at Steyning Centre monthly - 4th wednesday - 7.30pm (except August & September). For more information please contact 01903 812007.

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.horsham.gov.uk/leisure_and_tourism/leisure_2102.asp.

THURSDAY

WALK: Feb 24: All welcome, meet at West Chiltington Village Hall (TQ 083179) at 10am: Various circular HDC Health walks, some stiles and moderate slopes, incorporating windmills, vineyards, llamas and good views of the South Downs. Free, just turn-up. No dogs. 4 to 5 miles. 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.

BALLROOM and Latin Beginners class 8.30-10pm. Just come along – it’s a social, it’s fun! British Legion Band Room, Horsham, behind the Capitol Theatre. Contact 07941 438186.

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.

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.

COMPTONS Bowls Club short mat on Thursdays, 7.30-9.45pm, at North Heath Hall. New members welcome. Contact: Bill King (01403 253752).

CRICKET Adults Broadbridge Heath Cricket Club are holding outdoor practice 5.30-7.30pm at Broadbridge Heath Cricket Club, Byfleets Lane, Broadbridge Heath, all new players welcome for further details please contact Tim Wells 07740 101983 or David Bridges 01403 250569.

DIVAS Undaunted - Women singing for fun and friendship - no audition or ability to read music or indeed hold a note needed - come and let your inner Diva out! Thursdays 7.45-9.30pm, St John’s Church, Broadbridge Heath. Contact Janet 07795 463112 www.voicefromthecoalshed.com

FIRST aid group for young people, at St Peter’s Hall, Needles Youth Club, Blackbridge Lane, Horsham, Thursdays, 7-8.30pm, first aid taught by qualified personnel. Contact Paula 07866 955401.

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

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 Recorded Music Society meets alternate weeks, 7.45pm, in Methodist Church lounge, London Road, Horsham. More info: 01403 256891.

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.

PULBOROUGH Netball club meets every Thursday at the courts on the recreation ground, 7.30 - 8.30pm. Any age from 14 welcome. Details phone Sue Dudman 01798 875629.

QUIZ Night in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice, Crawley. Every Thursday from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm at the Black Horse Inn, Nuthurst. Quiz fee £2 per person, 50% 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 enquiries@theblackhorseinn.com

THE Emerald Club, Crawley: Open Mic every Thursday night.

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.

TRANSITION Town Horsham is a new initiative by a group of local volunteers to encourage a grassroots response to the challenges of Peak Oil and Climate Change. Aiming to raise local awareness of the issues we explore the practical steps that can be taken now to address them in our community. We are part of the fast growing Transition Network believing that change is inevitable and it is better to plan for it together and to build resilience. We meet every last Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm at Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road , Horsham, RH12 1SL . For more details ring 07909 556525 or see www.transitionhorsham.org.uk