WALK: A new, free, 5 mile circular HDC Health Walk. Meet 10am in car park of The Punchbowl Inn, Okewood Hill (RH5 5PU). No dogs please as we may encounter livestock 2½ hours. Geoff 01403 258180 or Pat 01403 240654.
WALK: All welcome, just turn-up at Barns Green (Village Sign near club) at 11am. Easy, mostly flat circular, guided, free sociable HDC Health Walk around the outskirts of the village. 2 miles. 1 hour. Peter 01403 741305.
FRENCH: Meeting of Horsham French Club for October from 8pm to 10pm at Roffey Millenium Hall, Old Crawley Road. The club’s proceedings cater for a very wide range of abilities in the language. This Friday’s programme will feature a talk on Louis XIV’s mistress Madame de Pompadour as well as games, quizzes and ‘Actualités’ comment on current affairs. Free parking. Visitors: £4 for the evening. Visit www.horshamfrenchclub.org.uk.
TEA DANCE: Southwater Leisure Centre, Pevensey Road (off Cedar Drive). 1.30pm to 3.45pm, £3.50 per person including tea/coffee. Call Southwater Leisure Centre on 01403 734409.
BAND: The Sussex Band of the Royal British Legion (Horsham) will be in concert in aid of the Ashington First Responders and the Royal British legion poppy appeal at Ashington Community Centre Fosters Lane, at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 from the bandmaster on 07876030492 or email email@example.com. More details on the band website: www.horshamband.org.uk.
WALK: A 6 mile, sociable and free, HDC Health Walk south of Horsham to Sedgwick Park. Some slopes. Park and meet 10am at far end on the gravelled section at Hilliers Garden Centre, Brighton Road. No dogs. 2½ hours. Richard 01403 230293.
CAKES: North Horsham WI are holding a cake and craft coffee morning in aid of Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice at St Andrew’s Church Hall in Crawley Road, Roffey, on Saturday October 12 from 10am to 1pm.
JUMBLE: Plumpton Green Jumble Sale 2pm. Village Hall in aid of the Village Hall. Tombola, books, teas etc...
EMIGRATION: The West Sussex Archives Society Conference will be held at Wisborough Green Village Hall from 10am to 4pm. Susan Millard will talk on the Swing Riots, Alan Readman will present a history of the Emigration Scheme. Leigh Lawson will introduce letters written by emigrants in the 1830s and a selection will be read. Tea/coffee and biscuits provided but please bring a packed lunch. Members of WSAS £12. Non-members £15. Booking forms from http://westsussexarchivessociety.webplus.net/. We would appreciate knowing in advance if anybody would like to attend and latecomers can pay on the door. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
SHERE: Antique, collectors and craft fair, Shere village hall, Shere, GU5 9AF. Contact: Paul on 07980384491
FILM: Horsham Film Society presents ‘A Royal Affair’ at The Capitol, 8pm. Contact: Robert Olgerhy, Horsham 260808.
ARTS: Steyning Decorative and Fine Arts Society is your local branch of NADFAS and meet on the second Monday of each month at The Steyning Centre by Fletchers Croft Car Park opposite St Andrews Church, Church Street. The October meeting will be at 10.30am when Anna Buruma, historian, Liberty archivist, theatre and costume designer, TV and films author, will speak on ‘The Art of Liberty – Branding a lifestyle 1875-1915’. New members and visitors (donation of £5) are welcomed with coffee at 10am followed by the meeting at 10.30 to noon. Call 01903814390 or 01903 812232.
DEVELOPMENT: The Horsham World Development Movement group at 8.30pm. Phone 01403 242823 for details.
SLAUGHAM: Walk. Free, sociable, circular HDC Health Walk some stiles and inclines, through woods and farmland to Slaugham church. Meet 10am at the Half Moon car park, Warninglid (TQ250260, RH17 5TR). No dogs. 4½ miles. 2¼ hours. Geoff 01403 258180 or Pat 240654.
WALK: 2 mile circular HDC Health Walk, various routes taking in parts of the village and its outskirts. A few stiles and small inclines. Meet at the Steyning Health Centre, Tanyard Lane at 11am. Dogs allowed on a lead. 1¼ hours. Linda 01903 816865 or Lyn 369752.
FLOWERS: Sportsman Inn, Goddards Green, 8.45am. Flower Wow! demonstration of contemporary flower arranging £12.50 to include refreshments. For tickets call Belinda on 07811892644.
WALK: Meet 10.30am at the Bandstand in the Carfax. 1½ mile flat walk on hard-surfaced paths around the Park. HDC Health Walk suitable for the elderly and people recovering from illness, operation or accident. Dogs allowed on a lead. 1 to 1½ hours. Wyn 01403 256630.