What’s on - from Thursday June 6

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TODAY

SOUTHWATER Thursday Group Coffee Morning in aid of the International Glaucoma Association 10-12pm at Southwater Sports Club, Church Lane.

FRIDAY

RSPB: Wild about plants from 10am to 12noon. Booking essential. Cost: £6 per person (£3 for RSPB members). A gentle stroll through the reserve to find, and identify, interesting wild plants. Please bring water if you wish to taste wild plants. RSPB Pulborough Brooks nature reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. Call 01798 875851, email pulborough.brooks@rspb.org.uk or visit www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

Meditation and Healing from 6 - 7 pm at Unitarian Church hall, Worthing Road, opposite bus station. Free or small donation. Call Carol on 01403 218670.

WALK: 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.

SATURDAY

Cats Protection: Flag Day: Horsham & District Branch have been given permission to hold a collection outside Tesco Stores, Broadbridge Heath with all donations going directly to help the cats in our care. We are also happy to accept cat food or litter, so why not pop an extra one in your shopping for us.

Plant sale: Garden open from 11am to 3pm in aid of Epilepsy Society. Held at Penn Cottage, Chesworth Close, Horsham RH13 5AL. Sale of shrubs, perennials and bedding plants refreshmenst available, raffle. Free entry to the garden.

PLANT SWAP: Henfield Garden Club is holding a Plant Swap during Henfield’s annual Garden and Arts Weekend. The Plant Swap will take place in a marquee in the grounds of Red Oaks Care Home between 11am and 5pm. Bring along spare plants to exchange them for something different.Find us in the Garden and Arts blue guide, number 25. Call 01273 493118

Open day: Alexandra Bastedo Champions Animal Sanctuary from 11am to 4pm at Juggs Lane, West Chiltington. Free parking. Meet the animals at the sanctuary, pet and groom the ponies and donkeys and Captain Jack Sparrow and friends. Free competition for children. Entry is £4.95 (includes 45pm gift aid donation) accompanied children under 14 are free. Sorry, no dogs.

TALK: West Sussex Rail Users have invited David Scorey, Performance Director of Southern Railway to speak about recent performance and Southern’s plans for the Arun Valley and West Coastway lines at 10am – 12 noon at the WSRUA AGM at the Horsham Arts Centre (the Studio). Rail users will have an opportunity to tell David what they think about Southern’s performance and what they would like to see happen to rail services in the area.

SUNDAY

GRAND Summer Fete, Sunday 9 June at Ingfield Manor School, Five Oaks. Opening at 2pm by Dave Benson Phillips, Children’s TV presenter. Attractions include: miniature steam Railway, Horsham Youth Concert Band, Bluebelle Majorettes, Zumba, Fair Organ, World War II plane flypast, barbecue, model railway, beer tent, massive bouncy castle, trampolines, face painting, plant sale, radio controlled model display. Grand Draw at 5pm. Fun in the sun from The Friends of Ingfield.

CUCKFIELD Open Gardens. Spend the afternoon going around Cuckfield village and outskirts on the NSPCC open gardens.The gardens will be open 2-6pm with many different gardens to view.All make for an enjoyable event with homemade afternoon teas in some gardens plus plant sale.The combined admission is £5 accompanied children free.Admittance is by programme on sale in advance from Wealden Stores or any of the participating gardens on the day which will be well signed. Contact 01444 452395

MONDAY

STEYNING Decorative and Fine Arts Society have an illustrated lecture by Imogen Corrigan entitled ‘The Bayeaux Tapestry’ at 10.30am. Venue: The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft Car Park opposite St Andrews Church, Church Street. Coffee from 10am. Visitors are welcome (donation £5). Call Penny on 01903 814390. ADVANCE NOTICE: 16th September - Day of Special Interest at Chichester Cathedral on Stained Glass and Textiles - Book with Penny before 31st July.

TUESDAY

HORSHAM Flower Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at North Heath Hall, St Mark’s Lane, at 2pm. Flower demonstrations talks and workshops. New members are very welcome Further details on 01403 263025.

WALK: All welcome at the Dragon pub car park (RH12 4SY) at 7pm. 3½ mile circular, guided, free HDC Health Walk through woods, open heath and along farm tracks. Some stiles and a gentle hill. No dogs. 1½ hours. Pauline 01403 240149 or Jane 01403 261672

WEDNESDAY

WALK: Every Wednesday. Meet 10.30am at the Bandstand in the Carfax. 1½ mile flat walk on hard-surfaced paths around the Park. Dogs allowed on a lead. 1 to 1½ hours. Call Doreen 01403 230293