What’s On - from Friday August 31

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WALK: Aug 31. 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.

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.

THE 2nd Storrington Brownies meet Fridays at Ravenscroft Guide and Community Hall, Storrington. For girls aged seven to ten years. For more details phone Michelle on 01903 745975.


CAKE sale and coffee morning at Horsham Unitarian Church, Worthing Road (opposite the bus station), Sept 1, from 11am.

SOCIAL rides organised by Crawley Wheelers. Want to ride at a social pace in the lanes around the Crawley and surrounding areas with like minded people? Crawley Wheelers are putting on rides every Saturday until late autumn aimed at people just like you. We have a number of set, risk assessed routes from 20 right up to 40 miles to allow you to build your fitness, gain more confidence on the roads through riding with experienced cyclists or just to get out and enjoy the wonderful countryside sitting on your doorstep. All rides are at a social pace that can be enjoyed by all – no-one will be left behind. No specialist equipment needed, just a bike in good working order and a helmet and we advise you to bring a drink plus a spare inner tube and pump just in case. All rides will include a tea stop. Meet at Virgin Active on Crawley Leisure Park at 9:45 to leave at 10 am. See www.crawleywheelers.co.uk or contact mark.penfold@blueyonder.co.uk for more information.

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 Tea Dance, Sept 2, at the Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Church Street, Steyning, 2.30-5pm. More details from Colin or Margaret on 01403 734409.

WALK: Sept 2. All welcome, 4½ mile circular, hilly, sociable HDC Health Walk into the heart of the South Downs to The Burgh with magnificent views towards Arundel. Free, just turn-up at Kithurst Hill car park (off the Storrington to Amberley road, TQ070125) at 10am. Dogs allowed on a lead. 1¾ hours. Mick 01903 745971.


HEALING For Everyone + Training, Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham, Sept 3, 7.30-9pm. Further information from William on 01403 255025.

THE next meeting of the Southwater Local History Group will be held on Sept 3, at 7.30pm, at Beeson House, Lintot Square, Southwater. Non-members welcome - £3 entry. Alan Readman will be giving an illustrated talk on “The Royal Sussex Regiment 1701 to 1966”. Further information: Jeremy Senneck 01403 731247.

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 Humanists meet on the first Monday of every month from 8pm at The Rising Sun on Pondtail Road in 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.


A LOCAL Dog Training Club will be opening their doors and welcoming dog owners with any breed to attend an informal Open Evening in West Chiltington on Sept 4. Owners will have an opportunity to receive advice about training their dogs and participate in some fun activities. Puppies and older dogs are invited to attend during the evening. Help will be on hand to advise how to purchase a puppy and rehabilitate a rescue dog. There is no charge for attending the evening and taster training sessions will be taking place. West Chiltington Cavalier Club has been established in the Village for over thirteen years promoting the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme within the local community, and attracting dog owners from across the County. For further details contact 01798 812265 www.westchiltingtoncavaliers.co.uk

WALK: Sept 4. All welcome, meet in the Countryman Inn car park, Shipley, at 10am. Flat circular, guided, free sociable HDC Walk going south through Knepp Estate hoping to see Tamworth Pigs, Exmoor Ponies, Fallow Deer and Old English Long-horned Cattle. No dogs, 5½ miles, 2½ hours plus time in pub if you wish. Geoff 01403 258180 & Pat 240654.

WALK: Sept 4. All welcome, just turn-up at Steyning Health Centre, Tanyard Lane, at 11am. Various, mostly flat circular, guided, free sociable HDC Walks around the outskirts of Steyning. 2 miles, 1¼ hours. Linda 01903 816865 or Lyn 369752.


NIGHT Creatures, Sept 5, 8.30-11pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. Booking essential. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

THE next Horsham Astronomy Group Meeting, featuring an Observing and Imaging session with Alan Smith, plus a talk on the Transit of Venus, takes place at 8pm, Sept 5, at Christ’s Hospital School. 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: Sept 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.


CHRIST’S Hospital Choral Society is holding their first rehearsal, Sept 6, 7.30pm, in the Court Room at Christ’s Hospital. The evening will start on a “social” note so that everyone can catch up and music can be issued. All voices are welcome – especially male voices – where are all the tenors and basses hiding these days? Anyway, come and give it a try.

COME dancing with The Swing Fever Band, Sept 6, at The Business Centre, The Forest School, Comptons Lane, Horsham, 8-10pm. Admission Free. Contact Derek 01403 251886.

WALK: Sept 6. All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am in Sussex Oak car park, Church Street, Warnham. 4 mile, fairly flat (some stiles and inclines), circular HDC Health Walk to Warnham and back through the Deer Park. No dogs. 2 hours. Tony 01403 269232.

WILDLIFE Walkabouts, Sept 6 and every Thursday, 10am-noon, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks