Plenty of places to go and lots of things to do across the county.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1
Walk: Every Wednesday. Meet 10.30am, Bandstand, Carfax, Horsham. Choose a 30 or 60 mins, flat HDC Health walk on good paths around Horsham park and pond. Suitable for elderly and those recovering from illness. Wheelchairs and buggies welcome. Dogs on a lead. Doreen 01403 230293.
THURSDAY, MARCH 2
New Absolute Beginner Line Dancing Class: Every Thursday, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Roffey Sports & Social Club, Spooners Road, Horsham. No drinks, the club has a bar. Call Lisa on 07984 757311. Visit www.flyinghighlinedancers.com.
Walk: Meet 10am in the pub car park of the Star Inn, Rusper. Mostly flat, 5¼ miles, HDC Health walk, moderate inclines and stiles, through woods and farmland to Friday Street. Could be wet and muddy in places. No dogs. 2½ hours. Geoff 01403 258180.
FRIDAY, MARCH 3
Desire2Dance: Parent and toddler dance class, 1.30pm-2.30pm, for children under two-and-a-half years old, £4.50, Broadfield Scout Hut, Seymour Road. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your space. Info: www.desire2dance.org.uk.
Prayer: 2pm, St Wilfrid’s Church, Haywards Heath. Ecumenical service for Women’s World Day of Prayer. All welcome.
Walk: 2½ mile, flat, circular HDC Health walk along bridleways, country lanes and Downs Link. Meet 11am in the Country Park car park (off Cripplegate Lane), Southwater. Can be muddy. 1¼ hours. Dogs on a lead. Parking charge 50p. Jill 07780 701184.
SATURDAY, MARCH 4
Coffee morning: In aid of St Catherine’s Hospice. In the foyer, Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill, 10am-12.30pm. Enquiries to Judy Redd 01444 248595.
Jumble Sale: 2pm, Plumpton Village Hall. In aid of the Plumpton Summer Activity Scheme.
Mind, Body, Spirit Sussex Festival: 10am-5pm. Lewes Town Hall, High Street, Lewes. Healing therapies, psychic readers, holistic goods and products. Free family-friendly creative craft play area and storyteller. Free group healing sessions throughout the day. Free entry. Vegan cuisine by Mama Ghanoushe, Hassocks.
Southgate Community Forum: Public meeting. 2pm, St Mary’s Church, Wakehurst Drive, Southgate. Presentation by Angela Butcher. Network followed by questions from floor. Question Time with Henry Smith, Conservative Member of Parliament for Crawley. Questions to Southgate Councillors. Raffle draw, refreshments. Next committee meetings held in Committee Room C in the Town Hall, 7pm, April 4 and May 2. Info: www.southgatecommunityforum.org.
Steyning Farmers Market: Steyning High Street Car Park, 9am-1pm. Fresh, local produce including meat, vegetables, pies, bread, eggs, oils, vinegars, seafood, olives, wine, beer, plants, flowers, chutney, cheese and much more. Lots of parking space in Newmans Gardens Car Park off Tanyard Lane.
Walk: Meet, Washington South Downs Way car park. Three-mile circular HDC Health walk providing excellent views from Chanctonbury Ring, a special site and landscape feature dating back to the Bronze Age. Dogs welcome. 1¼ hours. Mick 01903 745971.
SUNDAY, MARCH 5
Bats: Presentation by Stephanie Murphy from Sussex Bat Group after Friends of Ashenground & Bolnore Woods AGM. 2.30pm, Ashenground Community Centre, Southdown Close, Haywards Heath. Refreshments. All welcome. Admission free. Visit www.foabw.uk.
Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve: 10am-2pm, meet in car park off Maple Drive. Friends of Burgess Hill Green Circle Network. Bi-monthly work parties, no experience needed, tools provided. Info: Mary Smith (Secretary) 01444 242667.
Divine service: With medium Terry Treagear, 6.30pm, Barnham community hall, Murrels Field, Yapton Road, Barnham. Yapton and Barnham SNU Spiritualist Pioneer Centre.
Sunday Tea Dance: 2.30pm-5pm, £5 (including refreshments), Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Church Street, Steyning. Ballroom, latin and some sequence. Info: Margaret or Colin on 01403 734409.
Walk: Meet 9.30am, Downs Link car park, opp. the Bridge Inn, Bar Lane. Mostly flat, four-mile, figure of eight, HDC Health walk taking in the Downs Link, fields and country lanes, some stiles. Bacon Butties available in the Village Hall at end of walk. Dogs on a lead. 1½ hours. Jill 07780 701184 or Jean 07734 323321.
MONDAY, MARCH 6
Crawley Camera Club: Meetings on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 7.45pm for 8pm start, Hut 16, Tilgate Forest Recreation Centre. The club has its own meeting room, plus a studio with lights, a darkroom and a computer lightroom. Photographers of all abilities welcome. Competitions, discussions and demonstrations.
Mid Sussex Camera Club: Every Monday, Kings Centre, Burgess Hill, 8pm. This thriving and established camera club is seeking new members. The current membership has a wide range of abilities and is interested in every style of photography. Regular competitions with expert judges, talks, presentations, and occasional demonstrations. Visitors welcome. Info: www.midsussexcc.co.uk.
Southwater Local History Group: Tony Turner gives a talk on ‘The Warrior Queens’. An account of the tremendous part played by the ships Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary during World War II. Committee Chamber of Beeson House, Lintot Square, Southwater, 7.30pm. Non-members £3. Info: Jeremy Senneck, 01703 731247.
TUESDAY, MARCH 7
Desire2Dance: Intermediate and beginner adult tap classes, 6.15pm-7.15pm and 7.15pm-8pm. Two classes on a Tuesday evening, Broadfield Scout Hut, Seymour Road. Email email@example.com to book your space. Info: www.desire2dance.org.uk.
Lewes: 8pm. Unattached? The group isn’t a dating agency, just a club for men and women aged 50+. Meetings in a pub in Lewes on the first Tuesday evening of every month. A chance to meet new friends – walking, eating out, theatre, golf, holidays, all arranged by members. Visit www.thegroup.org.uk and give them a call.
talks at The Keep: Woollards Way, Brighton, 5.30pm-6.30pm. ‘East Sussex Women and the First World War’ by Dr Chris Kempshall, £3 admission, pay on door. Booking advised: www.thekeep.info/events, 01273 482349.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8
Geology Lecture: Horsham Geological Field Club, Forest School, Horsham, 7pm for 7.30pm. ‘A Visitor’s Guide to Iceland: Geology; Wildlife; History and Mythology’. Talk by Andy Cosham, West Sussex Geological Society. Visitors welcome (£2 at door). Info: Gill 01403 250371, Beryl 01403 254549.
Mid-Sussex Franco-British Society: Haywards Heath, www.midsussexfrancobritish.co.uk. Next meeting 8pm-10pm, Function Suite, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath. Illustrated talk in French by Bernard Masson. Members and visitors welcome. Info: Secretary Barbara Stevens, 01444 452385 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Annual membership £20, payable in September. Visitor’s fee £4 per evening, payable at meetings.
Talk: 8pm. King Edward Hall, Lindfield. ‘The Revival of an Arts & Crafts Garden at Standen.’ Lindfield Horticultural Society welcomes Sue Greig to talk about the highs and lows of the five-year project to reinstate the garden at Standen back to its former glory of the 1920s. Entry £1 members, £2 visitors. All welcome. Membership enquiries: 01444-456409, www.lindfieldhorts.org.uk.
Vegetables: The Sussex Association of the National Vegetable Society presents ‘Vegetable Breeding and New Vegetable Varieties’ a talk by Dr Jamie Claxton (director of plant breeding at Tozers seeds). 7.30pm, Ashurst Village Hall. NVS Members free, visitors £2. Raffle and Light refreshments provided.
Walk: Meet 10am, ‘The Milk Churn’, Rudgwick Brickworks, Lynwick Street. Take A281 to Bucks Green, turn into Lynwick Street (opp. the Fox Inn), then 1 mile on left, just over the bridge. 4-5 mile HDC Health walk. 2 hours. Can be muddy. Chatter 07720 714 306.
THURSDAY, MARCH 9
Crawley Flower Club: Welcoming new members and visitors to a spring flower demonstration by Angie Hyde – ‘Out Of My Shed’. Lots of original ideas, designs and fresh spring flowers, 7.30pm, Crawley Horticultural Hall, Ifield Avenue, West Green, free parking. Info: 01293 402905.
Fairtrade Fortnight: Celebration, Pulborough Village Hall, 7pm. Guest speaker Greg Valerio MBE – activist, jeweller and author of Making Trouble. Free Fairtrade hamper raffle and Fairtrade drinks and nibbles. Info: www.pulboroughurc.co.uk (Fairtrade page), www.FairtradeWestSussex.org.uk.
Haywards Heath Ceramics Group: Monthly meeting. AGM followed by a talk on ‘Slipware Alive’ by Kathy Niblett. Kathy is a freelance curator, researcher, writer, teacher and lecturer and lives in The Potteries. Lecture in Small Hall, Clair Hall, Haywards Heath, 10.35am. Doors 9.45am, coffee until 10.20am. Non-members welcome by prior arrangement with membership secretary (01444 483372 or 414477), £8. Info: hhcg.org.uk.
Haywards Heath Prostate Cancer Support Group: Next meeting The Dolphin Surgery, Butlers Green Road, Haywards Heath, 3pm-5pm. Open forum where members can talk about their experience of the latest treatments. There will also be a Macmillan Urology Nurse Specialist there to answer medical questions. Refreshments available, free entry.
Open Morning: 9.15am-10.30am, Burgess Hill Academy, for parents of years 5 and 6 students in primary schools. Info: www.theburgesshillacademy.org.uk.
New Absolute Beginner Line Dancing Class: Every Thursday, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Roffey Sports & Social Club, Spooners Road, Horsham. No drinks as the club has a bar. Call Lisa on 07984 757311. Visit www.flyinghighlinedancers.com.
Walk: 10am. Meet in car park at Country Park, (off Cripplegate Lane. Parking 50p. Mainly flat, 5½ mile HDC Health walk, along quiet footpaths, tracks and lanes. Two stiles. Good views to the South Downs. No dogs. 2½ hours. Lynne 01403 268157.
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