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What’s On - from March 15

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BURGESS HILL

Martlets Foyer: Burgess Hill Methodist Church is holding a Coffee Morning, March 17, 10am-noon.

The Methodist Church, Gloucester Road: Playbox Playgroup is holding a Ladies Shopping & Pamper Evening, March 16, 7.30-10pm. Perfect for Mother’s Day gifts and treats. Ticket price of £2 includes entry into a spot prize draw. On the night there will also be a large raffle, drinks and nibbles and stalls offering everything from a mini manicure to facials, plus ladies accessories, cards, crafts, Body Shop, Jamie Oliver @ Home, Secret Kitchen and much, much more. Please come along & support this local playgroup and treat mum or yourself!

HASSOCKS

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road: Star Cinema is showing the 2011 version of Jane Eyre (cert PG), March 16. Doors open 7pm. Film starts 7.30pm. Refreshments and raffle.

South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road: The South Downs Raptor Club are raising monies for local charities, March 17 & 18, 11am-4pm. This will give the public a chance to see birds of prey up close and even have a hold. Tel 01273 845232 www.south-downs.co.uk

HAYWARDS HEATH

Clair Hall, Perrymount Road: Mid Sussex NCT is holding a Nearly New Sale, March 17, 11am-12.30pm. Baby and toddler clothes, toys and equipment.

Wesley Hall, Haywards Heath Methodist Church, Perrymount Road: Haywards Heath Action for Children Support Group invites you to Mrs Carey’s Concert (PG), March 17, 7.30pm. This moving film features a girl’s High School in Australia and a soundtrack including Bruch, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Ravel and Verdi. The film’s lead violinist, Emily Sun, has won numerous state and national music competitions, including the Australian equivalent of the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year. She has since been awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music in London. Tea or coffee served from 7pm. Tickets at £5 each, in aid of Action for Children, can be purchased from Christine Naested (01444 487611), Liz Willerton (01444 441479) or from the Methodist Church Office (weekday mornings).

TURNERS HILL

Tulleys Farm: Great Runs is holding The Pheasant Dash, March 17. 5k/10k run through stunning scenery of Paddockhurst Woods. 10am start. More information from www.greatruns.co.uk

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER

Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant: Brighton A5 Open Art Exhibition, 1.30pm-3.30pm Tues-Fri, until April 6.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre foyer (01293) 553636: St Wilfrid’s School, Visual Delights, until March 22.

EASTBOURNE

Eastbourne College, Old Wish Road: Exhibition of Pupils’ Art Work, until March 18; Birley Centre Exhibition, until March 22.

EAST GRINSTEAD

Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Figureworks, until March 9-21.

HAYWARD HEATH

The Green Treet Gallery, Borde Hill Garden: ‘A Riot of Spring’ Exhibition, March 17-April 14, Tues-Sun, 10.30am-5pm. Blossoms, birds and bees! An exhibition devoted to the joys of Springtime. Paintings by eight different artists with eight very different styles, complimented by ceramics, glass and textiles. No Garden admission necessary. Tel: 01444 456560 www.greentreegallery.co.uk

LEWES

Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: A Sense Of Place, 11am-4pm Tues-Sat, noon-4pm Sun, closed Mon, until March 15; Variations, Tues-Sat 10.30am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm March 17-29.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Ruth Anderson, Reflections, until March 17; Jo Louca, In The Light of Day, March 20-April 7.

REGULAR EVENTS

BRIGHTON

The Group, the local organisation for unattached people, aged 40+, meets in Brighton on the third Monday evening of every month. 01273 736096.

BURGESS HILL

Age UK West Sussex, The Cherry Tree Centre: All welcome. Come along and join in our varied activities including; Tai Chi (Mon & Thur), Art, Craft & Painting (Mon, Wed & Fri), Therapeutic Hand Care (Mon), IT Classes (Tue) – to be booked in advance, Silver Song Club (Every 3rd Tues), IT Drop-in (Wed), Chairobics (Thur), Flower Arranging (Thur), Healthy Walks (Thur), Chiropody (every other Fri), Hearing Aid Testing (Every 3rd Fri). We also offer the services of a hairdresser and showering facilities. In addition, we also have short-mat bowls, discussion groups, quizzes, scrabble, dominoes, cards and plenty more. Please either drop in or ring 01444 236497 for more details, we look forward to seeing you.

Croft Hall, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Keymer Road: Brass Training Band: Open to all brass instruments, including trumpet and french horn. Any age or standard. Learn all aspects of playing in a group. Held every Wednesday evening term time, 6.30-8.15pm. End of term concert to family and friends to demonstrate progress made. More details call 01273 493469 or Email Sianbuss@aol.com

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road: Sussex Woodcraft Society meets every second Wednesday of the month at Cyprus Hall in Cyprus Road, 7.30-9.30pm, with the exception of the April meeting which are usually the third Wednesday of the month. We do not meet in July and August. Refreshments are provided. New member’s welcome. Contact Bob Jubb on 01444 232955.

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road: Mid Sussex Brass Band Rehearsals every Thursday. Youth Band 7-8pm, Senior Band 8-10pm. Contact Band Secretary Paul Homewood on 01444 454824 or phomewood@msbb.fsnet.co.uk details also on the Band’s informative Website: www.msbb.net

Cyprus Road Hall: The Burgess Hill Keyboard Club meets on the third Friday of the month at 7.15pm.

St Paul’s Catholic College, Jane Murray Way: The Sussex Harmonisers, male Barbershop chorus, rehearse every Tuesday 7.30–10.15pm. If you like to sing, you’ll find it fun to sing with us and you don’t have to be able to read music. New voices (Baritones and Tenors especially) are always welcome so just come along and see what goes on; ring Brian Beglin on 01273 553102 for more details; or take a look at our website, www.sussexharmonisers.org.uk

St Paul’s Catholic College, Jane Murray Way: Sussex Chorus, now in its 90th Season, rehearses on Mondays 7.30-10pm. The Choir performs 4-5 concerts a year with professional orchestras and soloists in the Sussex area from which members and audiences are drawn. The repertoire includes contemporary and traditional choral music and has commissioned new works. Overseas visits are also part of the Choir’s activities. Sussex Chorus offers a friendly, warm welcome to new members in all voice parts. For further information ring Rosemary Pardey on 01444 454091 or check out our website www.sussexchorus.org for details of our concert programme and joining details. We look forward to meeting you.

Various: Level 1 Mid Sussex Healthy Walks: Every Tuesday, 10am, Sidney West Recreation Ground, Leylands Road; Every Friday, 11am, Burgess Hill Age UK centre, Fairfield Road. For more information please contact Mid Sussex Park Rangers on 01444 477561 or visit www.midsussex.gov.uk/healthywalks

HANDCROSS

Handcross Park School: Swim-1st Triathlon Club. Beginners and all abilities welcome, 16 years+. Saturday mornings 7-8am swim training. More information from 07910 532 710; www.swim-1st.co.uk/triathlon.html or e-mail triathlon@swim-1st.co.uk

HASSOCKS

Age Concern: Hearing Aid Clinic on the 1st Tuesday of the month, 1pm.

Hassocks Hotel, Station Approach East: A Jazz Charity Lunch with a live jazz band every other month on the fourth Tuesday of the month, raising funds for the St. Peter and St. James Hospice. Booking essential. More information and to book please call 01273 842114.

The Function Room, Hassocks Hotel, Station Approach East: The Hassocks Jazz Club meets once a month on the second Tuesday. An evening of Traditional Jazz from 8-10.30pm, featuring Bill Phelan’s Muskrat Ramblers, a traditional 6 piece New Orleans band playing a wide selection of jazz standards. All welcome. Further information from 01273 842113.

HAYWARDS HEATH

Age UK West Sussex, The Redwood Centre (next to Clair Hall): If you are looking for a friendly, welcoming environment to meet new people, learn a new skill, have a bite to eat, take part in activities, then the Redwood Centre offers all these things & more; Chairobics, Line dancing, Tai Chi, Outings, Computer Classes, Art & Craft Classes, an annual Holiday, Hairdressing, Chiropody, Scrabble Afternoon, Acupuncture & more. Fresh home cooked lunches, snacks & sandwiches available daily Mon–Fri. Door to door local transport and 2 x Saturdays a month 10am–4pm respite for people suffering dementia. Please come along to meet us and have a look around or phone us on 01444 450248.

Ashenground Community Centre, Vale Road: Lindfield Folk Dance Club meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. More information from 01444 484224.

Oathall Community College Sports Hall, Appledore Gardens: Haywards Heath Harriers is offering another free course to help absolute beginners to enjoy the fitness benefits of running. We meet every Tuesday, 6pm. The course will run through the winter, rain or shine. It is open to all men and women who want to get started as runners. No previous experience or special equipment required. Just a pair of running shoes and lots of enthusiasm! Please email Marion (marionhemsworth@aol.com) for further details or just turn up on the day.

The Group, the organisation for unattached people aged 45+ meets in a pub near Haywards Heath on the second Monday evening of every month. Walks, dinners, theatre, parties, sport, gallery visits. Also meetings at Brighton, Horsham and Worthing. Call 01825 762294 or 01444 473852.

Various: Level 1 Mid Sussex Healthy Walks: Every other Tuesday, 10.15am, Haywards Heath Library (after Baby Rhyme Time); Every Wednesday, 10.30am, Haywards Heath Age UK centre, Perrymount Road. For more information please contact Mid Sussex Park Rangers on 01444 477561 or visit www.midsussex.gov.uk/healthywalks

HICKSTEAD

Leacroft Opera Club: Enjoy seeing and hearing many of the great performances from most of the world’s finest opera houses. See and hear the acclaimed singers past and present. Vision is by a large TV, sound is provided by a state of the art music system. You will feel that you are in the theatre. The club provides both afternoon and evening performances. More information from Ken Chipperfield on (01444) 881444.

LINDFIELD

Lindfield Common: Level 1 Mid Sussex Healthy Walks: Every Monday, 10am. Meet by noticeboard in Backwoods Lane car park. For more information please contact Mid Sussex Park Rangers on 01444 477561 or visit www.midsussex.gov.uk/healthywalks

PORTSLADE

Portslade 6th Form Centre, Mile Oak Road: Open Rehearsal, Mondays, 7-9pm until May 28, 2012. Potential new singers are warmly invited to meet and sing alongside existing members in friendly and enjoyable surroundings. With proven benefits to mind, body and soul, don’t miss the opportunity to experience concerts, tours, festivals and workshops, singing a wide range of music with professional instrumentalists and soloists. Call 01273 419665 or visit www.sussexvoiceworks.co.uk

TALKS

HAYWARDS HEATH

St Wilfrid’s Centenary Hall: Haywards Heath Horticultural Society is having a talk by Emma Mitchell on the Camellia Botnar Foundation, March 15, 7.15 for 7.45pm. Charity raffle night. Refreshments available.

WALKS

BALCOMBE

Opp. Victory Hall, Stockcroft Road (TQ 309306): Mid Sussex Healthy Walk, March 15: Balcombe Level 4. Walk starts at 10am. For more information please contact Mid Sussex Park Rangers on 01444 477561 or visit www.midsussex.gov.uk/healthywalks

BOLNEY

The Bolney Stage Pub, London Road (TQ 266 239): Mid Sussex Healthy Walk, March 17: Bolney Level 5. Walk starts at 9.30am. For more information please contact Mid Sussex Park Rangers on 01444 477561 or visit www.midsussex.gov.uk/healthywalks

DITCHLING

Ditchling Beacon NT car park (charge to non NT members) (TQ 333130): Mid-Sussex Ramblers, March 20: 8 mile Ditchling Beacon Circular hilly walk via Lower Standean, Jack and Jill Windmills and Clayton – return over lower slopes of Wolstonbury Hill and South Downs Way. Meet at 10am. Mobile on the day: 07960 694156. Please bring picnic lunch. Quick drink stop at Jack and Jill pub. For more information please call 01273 463891.

EAST GRINSTEAD

Car park next to East Court Mansion, East Court, College Lane (TQ 399 385): Mid Sussex Healthy Walk, March 15: East Court Level 2. Walk starts at 12.30pm. For more information please contact Mid Sussex Park Rangers on 01444 477561 or visit www.midsussex.gov.uk/healthywalks

HAYWARDS HEATH

Beech Hurst Gardens Car Park, Butlers Green Road (TQ 323 239): Mid Sussex Healthy Walk, March 20: Beech Hurst Level 2. Walk starts at 10am. For more information please contact Mid Sussex Park Rangers on 01444 477561 or visit www.midsussex.gov.uk/healthywalk

 

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