What’s On - from Thursday September 22

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FRIDAY

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), Sept 23, 1.30-3.45pm. For more details ring Southwater Leisure Centre on 01403 733208 or Colin and Margaret on 01403 734409.

WALK: Sept 23: 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.

2ND STORRINGTON Brownies meet Fridays at Ravenscroft Guide and Community Hall, Storrington. For girls aged seven to 11. For more details contact Michelle Keeley on 01903 745975.

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.ukfor further details or contact Membership Secretary shirleycook@tesco.net 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.

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 sallybooker1@btinternet.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.

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.

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.

SATURDAY

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 shirleycook@tesco.net 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 triathlon@swim-1st.co.uk

SUNDAY

STEYNING’S attractive timber-framed buildings and flint cottages hide many secrets from the past - come and discover some of them if you dare on the Steyning Scandal Walk, Sept 25, 10am. We will be exploring the streets and twittens of Steyning on a two and a half hour ramble, with many stops for scandalous stories. The walk is not suitable for children. Meet at the Steyning Centre Car Park - opposite St Andrew and St Cuthman’s Church, BN44 3YB. Fee - £2.50. It is not necessary to book in advance, just turn up in good time. Dogs on leads are welcome. Walk leader Dr Janet Pennington, email: jpsussex@hotmail.com Tel: 01903 815829. The walk will be repeated on Sunday, Oct 9 at 10am.

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 shirleycook@tesco.net 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

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 fofslf@aol.com, phone 01403 731885 or visit www.friend sofstleonardsforest.org.uk

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

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.

MONDAY

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:walkhorsham@hotmail.com or call: 07872 113 674.

WALK: Sept 26: All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am at The Bull Inn pub car park (TQ 210181) on A281, Mockbridge, Shermanbury for a circular, fairly flat (some stiles), sociable HDC Health Walk heading south west along the banks of the River Adur and a small part of the Downs Link. May be muddy in places. Refreshments after at The Bull Inn (known for its pizzas) No dogs. 5½ miles, 2½ hours. Mike P 01403 242564.

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.

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.

HORSHAM Scottish Country Dancing Club meets every Monday, 8-10pm, at the Millennium Hall, Roffey. Beginners welcome, no partner required (£1.50 a week). Further details from 01403 269439/

266358; enquiries@horshamscdc.org.uk or www.horshamscdc.org.uk

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.

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

MAGOG Ladies Morris are due to begin the practice season and we would like to invite all you energetic , keen ladies that would love to ‘have a go’ at Morris dancing to join us every Tuesday evening at Mannings Heath Village Hall at 8pm. No experience required, just come along, have some fun and give it a try. We also welcome any musicians who like to join us. If you are interested, please just turn up, or contact Bagman Anne on 01798 875412.

NEW Runners Club for the Disabled: 40 year celebration co-ordinated by Valda Atkinson, Sept 27, in the Unitarian Church Room, Worthing Road, Horsham, 10.30am-12.30pm. More information from 01403 265616.

WALK: Sept 27: All welcome, 5½ mile mostly flat circular HDC Health walk through woods and farmland almost to Rusper then back via Lambs Green. Free, just turn-up at the Holmbush Inn car park, Faygate (TQ 218344) at 10am. No dogs. 2¾ 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.

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 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 Mary How Trust Film Society presents movies for charity at West Chiltington Village Hall on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Tickets £5 from: The Mary How Trust, Pulborough Primary Care Centre; The Mary How Trust Charity Shop, Lower Street, Pulborough; Guy Leonard Estate Agents of Pulborough and Storrington; The Card Centre, Storrington High Street; Cherilyn Stores, West Chiltington Post Office; call 01798 877641 or visit www.maryhowtrust.org for details.

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 walkhorsham@hotmail.com or call 07872 113674.

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

WEDNESDAY

STEYNING & District Flower Club - Flora Bundance - Nel De Jong Smith, Sept 28. For more information please contact 01903 812007.

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 shirleycook@tesco.net 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: 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 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.

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.horshamhealthwalks.co.uk

THURSDAY

WALK: Sept 29: 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 east, fairly flat, some stiles. May be muddy in places. No dogs. 2½ hours. Mike P 01403 242564.

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.

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.

COLDWALTHAM Sequence and Old Time Dance Club at Sandham Hall, Coldwaltham, near Pulborough, every Thursdays 2-4.15pm. Closed during July and August. Contact Ann Wood on 01903 247455.

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

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 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 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 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 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.

NORTH Sussex Centre of The National Trust. Why not join our local friendly group for lectures, coach outings and holidays and various functions throughout the year. For further details ring 01403 264599 or 730162.

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, 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 theblackhorse@mrsmithpubs.com

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.

TRANSITION Horsham is a group of volunteers following the ideas and vision of the Transition Towns movement set up in Totnes in 2006. This grass roots organisation believe in encouraging flexibility and resiliance in response to climate change, peak oil and economic shocks. It is all about building up community networks, sharing and learning new skills, cutting carbon emissions, eliminating waste and travelling lightly on the planet. We have talks and workshops, projects such as Community Energy, Stitch Up, Garden Share, Seedy Saturday and Swap Shop. We have Green Movies, Green Drinks and Green Readers. Depending on programme we meet at 7.45pm on the last Thursday of the month at Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham. Check first on our website or facebook for details www.transitionhorsham.org.uk

WARNHAM Scottish Country Dancing. Would you like to join our group? All ages and abilities would be most welcome, beginners especially so. We meet on Thursday evenings at Warnham Village Hall. For details contact 01403 268232 or 01403 260495.