What’s On - from Thursday September 29

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FRIDAY

MACMILLAN Coffee Afternoon, Sept 30, 1-3pm in the Scout Hall, Church Lane Ashington, RH20 3JX. Come and join us for coffee, cake and friendly chatter and help to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Contact Greta on 01903 893113.

WALK: Sept 30: All welcome, just turn-up at Barns Green (Village Sign near club) at 11am. Easy, mostly flat circular, guided, free sociable HDC Walk around the outskirts of the village. 2 miles, 1 hour. Peter 01403 741305.

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 – ‘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 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

CATS Protection Horsham Catstravaganza Fundraising Sale, Oct 1, 2-4pm, Billingshurst Community and Conference Centre (formerly the village hall), Roman Way. Bric-a-brac, toys, books, gifts, tombola, facepainting and refreshments. Free admission but donations and cat food appreciated.

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

SUNDAY Tea Dance at the Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Church Street, Steyning, Oct 2, 2.30-5pm. Ballroom, Latin and some Sequence. For all enquiries ring Margaret or Colin on 01403 734409.

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

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 Folk Dance Club meets in the Guide Hall Denne Road from 2.30-5pm for a workshop on the first Sunday in the month from October to May. New dancers always welcomed, why not bring a friend? Details from Janet 01403 790464.

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.

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.

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

MONDAY

‘HEALING For Everyone’ + Training: Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham RH12 1SL, 7.30-9pm fortnightly (except Bank Holidays). Next date: Oct 3.

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.

FRIENDS Like Us, a friendship club for people with limited or restricted mobility who use a wheelchair, electric scooter, walking aid or stick. Meet at Millenium Hall, Crawley Road, Roffey, 2-4pm, first and third Monday of each month for cup of tea, chat and chance to participate in variety of activities (partners and carers welcome). Details: Anne Gillson on 01403 259696.

HEATHERS Horsham Cancer Support Group, meets first and third Monday each month, 2-4pm, at The Unitarian Church Hall, opposite Horsham bus station. Offers support, information and a warm welcome to anyone affected by cancer. Contact Mary 01043 250816.

HORSHAM Fibromyalgia Support Group meets monthly at Horsham Hospital (Club Room), Hurst Road, Horsham. Fibromyalgia sufferers, their partners or carers are all welcome. Meetings are from 7-9pm usually on the first Monday of each month (except for Bank Holidays when it is held on the second Monday). There is usually a speaker who gives advice about various aspects of managing the condition, helping sufferers to become survivors. For more information see www.fms-sas.co.uk and check out meetings at www.fms-sas.co.uk/fmsmeetings.html, email webmistress@fms-sas.co.uk or phone 01403 733335.

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.

STAMP Collecting The Horsham and District Philatelic Society meets at the Guide Headquarters, Denne Road, Horsham, 7.30pm, on the first and third Mondays of each month between September and May. We welcome all visitors who would like to come along and see what we do. Membership is open to all ages. For more details and/or a copy of our programme please contact our honorary secretary Maurice Allen, 33 Middleton Road, Horsham RH12 1JS (telephone 01403 261489).

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.

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.

HENFIELD Garden Club holds a talk by David Fitton entitled ‘A Garden for all Seasons’ in the Henfield Hall, Oct 4, 7.30pm. Entrance free for members, non members £3. All welcome. For more information phone 01273 493754

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

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.

THE Apple Tree, Crawley: Jazz Open Mic Night first Tuesday of every month.

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

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.

WEDNESDAY

BEEDING and Bramber Local History Society’s next meeting will be held in the Village Hall, High Street, Upper Beeding, 7.45pm, Oct 5. Andy Thomas will give an illustrated talk on ‘Lewes and Bonfire Night’. Refreshments will be available and non-members are welcome for an entry fee of £2.

THE next Horsham Astronomy Group Meeting, featuring a “Hands On Equipment Workshop”, will be held at Christ’s Hospital School, Oct 5. If you are interested in astronomy and would like to attend, please contact our secretary, Richard Griffith via our website at www.horshamastronomy.com, or phone John Bartlett (publicity officer) on 01306 884162 for details.

WALK: Oct 5. All welcome, Bax Castle, Two Mile Ash Road (near Christ’s Hospital School), four mile circular sociable HDC Health Walk, some stiles and modest climbs, over farmland and through woods. Free, just turn-up at the pub car park at 10.30am. No dogs. 2 hours. John 01403 263661.

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.

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 Astronomy Group meet on the first Wednesday of the month for talks, occasional observing sessions, and for sharing advice on astronomical techniques at Christ’s Hospital. Please contact our secretary, Richard Griffith via our website at www.horshamastronomy.com, or phone John Bartlett (publicity officer) on 01306 884162 for details.

HORSHAM Cricket Club. First Wednesday every month – Freddie Woods Big Band 18 piece jazz orchestra, 8.30-11pm.

HORSHAM Humanists meet on the first Wednesday of every month from 8pm at B52s in Piries Place, Horsham. Everyone welcome, from the like minded to those just wanting to know more about Humanism. Call Sarah on 07864 938120 or visit our website, www.horshamhumanists.net for more details.

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.

OPEN Mic Night every Wednesday at the Tanners Arms, 78 Brighton Road, 01403 588789.

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

HUNDREDS of secondhand books are going on sale at Horsham Hospital in the latest fund raising event organised by The League of Friends, Oct 6, 10am-2pm. All proceeds will go towards new equipment and special projects that will benefit patients, staff and visitors.

WALK: Oct 6. 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 Powell 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.

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).

CONSERVATION, fitness and fun. Horsham Green Gym meets Thursdays (October to March), 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 01403 269384.

CRAWLEY Computer Club at Christ Church URC, Worth Park Avenue, Three Bridges, 8pm, on first Thursday of month. Contact: John (01403) 218373.

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 Amateur Radio Club meets first Thursdays of month at The Guide Hall, Denne Road, Horsham, 8pm. Contact: Andrew (01483) 272456. www.harc.org.uk

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 District Radio Control Model Club informal meetings held in Millennium Hall, Roffey, on first Thursday of each month, often with guest speaker. Flying (weather permitting) at weekends and Bank Holidays. Helpful advice on offer. Contact: chairman Pete Chamber (01403 252858) or Frank Farley (01306 627731).

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.

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.

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 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.