There are lots of things to do across the area this week, including Ferring Horticultural Society’s autumn flower show and Worthing’s Big Beach Clean, as well as a reunion for past pupils from Our Lady of Sion School.
Thursday, September 13
EVENT: Oddfellows lunch at Wetherspoons West Quay, Brighton Marina. New members are welcome to turn up or ring Jacky Hetherington, acting social secretary, on 01903 238792. The Worthing branch meets on the fourth Thursday of every month from 7pm to 9pm at Goring-by-Sea Methodist Church hall, Bury Drive, Goring.
MEETING: Littlehampton & Rustington Philatelic Society meeting at the new time of 2pm in the Parish Hall of St Joseph’s Church, Station Road, Rustington. The hall will be available to members from 1.45pm. Guests are always welcome.
CHOIR: Shoreham Oratorio Choir begins its new season rehearsing the Vivaldi Gloria for a Christmas performance on December 22. Rehearsals are held weekly on Thursday at the Shoreham Methodist Church Hall from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. Visit www.shoreham-oratorio-choir.co.uk for details. New members very welcome.
CIRCUS: inTarsi. Starts 8pm. Price: £16.50, Senior £14.50, Child (14 and under) £10, Student £10, Groups 8+ £10. Venue: Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3PX. Box office: 01903 206206. Online booking: www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
Friday, September 14
MUSIC: Bye Bye Baby – a jaw-dropping tribute to the musical phenomenon Jersey Boys and the timeless, iconic music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Starts 8pm. Price: £21.50, Group 10+ £20.50. Venue: Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BN11 3PX. Box office: 01903 206206. Online booking: www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
Saturday, September 15
DANCE: Ballroom dance at Angmering Community Centre, with ballroom, Latin and some sequence dancing from 7.30pm until 10.30pm – doors open 7pm. There will be tea, coffee, biscuits and cake in the interval. Entry is £6.50 at the door. All are very welcome.
MEETING: Broadwater Community Association meeting at the Parish Rooms, Broadwater, at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome, after which free tea, coffee and biscuits are available. This will be followed by Carole and her new guide dog Layla. A collection will be made for Guide Dogs. For more information call 01903 522376.
ART: Arun Art Society presents a watercolour demonstration by Paul Witton at 2.30pm in St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Ferring, BN12 5HN. Paul will paint Turf Lock, Exeter. Non-members welcome; the entrance fee is £4. More information from Mark Juby on 07780 905626.
EVENT: Ferring Horticultural Society autumn flower show in Ferring Village Hall from 2.30pm. Admission: 50p for non-members, children free. Exhibits will include dahlias, chrysanthemums, autumn shrubs, flower arrangements and homecrafts. There will also be a photographic competition entitled Wildlife in your Garden. Teas and homemade cakes available. Presentations at about 4pm. Visitors are very welcome.
EVENT: Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club at Southdown Gun Club in Findon. The event welcomes women with all levels of experience including complete beginners to try their hand at clay pigeon shooting for the first time with fully-qualified instructors To find out more visit www.shotgunandchelsebunclub.co.uk
MARKET: St Michael’s Mini-market returns after summer break. 10am to midday in the Church Hall, South Street, Lancing. Numerous stalls, raffle and refreshments including bacon rolls, veggie options and Fairtrade drinks. All welcome.
EVENT: Beautiful World Tents Tipi Open Day from 10am to 4pm at Decoy Ponds, Arundel Road, Poling, BN18 9QA. Free admission. For more information visit www.beautifulworldtents.co.uk
EVENT: Worthing’s Big Beach Clean. This year’s event – linked with the Food Festival on Steyne Gardens – will include a number of stalls relating to the environment, wildlife, green spaces and more. To sign up to take part, email: email@example.com and state the number in the party and how many are under 16. Equipment can be provided.
FAIR: September Fair at Christ Church, Grafton Road, Worthing, from 10.30am to 2.30pm. Lots of stalls including cakes and preserves, gifts, cards, books, crafts, toys, tombola, lucky dip and raffle. Live music throughout, with refreshments and light lunches, as well as trips up the tower for spectacular views. Free admission. Proceeds to Church Reordering Fund.
MUSIC: Calan – international award-winning band from Wales are back on the road with their infectious rhythms and high energy routines. Starts 8pm. Price: £13.50. Venue: Connaught Studio, Union Place, Worthing, BN11 1LG. Box office: 01903 206206. Online booking: www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
SALE: The 2nd Worthing Scout Group is holding a jumble sale at Scout HQ, Bruce Avenue, Worthing, starting at 10am. Lots of bargains, toys, books and more. Head along and grab a bargain.
Sunday, September 16
EVENT: Cancer United’s OUTRUNCANCER 5K and 10K trail run/walk and family fun day at the Fox Patching Inn, Arundel Road, BN13 3UJ. The route is around Angmering Park Estate. Music, food and drink on the go, as well as entertainment for the kids.
EVENT: Our Lady of Sion School reunion for past pupils from 2pm to 4.30pm. If you would like to attend, let the school know via the alumni page on the website – www.sionschool.org.uk/alumni
MUSIC: Simon Gledhill plays the Wurlitzer organ starting at 2.30pm at The Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BH11 1HQ. Box Office: 01903 206206 Website: www.worthing-wurlitzer.org
Tuesday, September 18
JAZZ: This week at the Hare & Hounds, in Portland Road, Worthing, is The Andy Panayi Quartet. He is accompanied by Terry Seabrook on piano, Marianne Windham on bass and Alex Eberhard on drums. Music starts at 8.30pm but, to guarantee a seat, why not get there early and book a table for a meal. Call 01903 230085.
TALK: Worthing Walking and Social Club talk at the Quaker Meeting House at the rear of 34 Mill Road, Worthing, with a film show by the Southdown Film Makers. Admission £2 – open to all. For further information about the club’s twice-a-month talks, contact Jean on 01903 419612 or Liz on 01903 268656.
Wednesday, September 19
WALK: Worthing Walking and Social Club six-mile walk from Brighton Marina to Peacehaven along the coastal path. For further information, contact Liz on 01903 268656 or Jean on 01903 419612.
Thursday, September 20
TALK: Goring Residents’ Association presents an illustrated talk on Think Before you Throw, by the West Sussex Waste and Recycling team, at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, Goring, BN12 4UZ. The team will also bring examples of recycled products and answer questions. Free to members and £1.50 on-the-door for non-members. All welcome.
FILM: The Breadwinner (12A) at 7.30pm at the Ropetackle Arts Centre. Call 01273 464440 or visit www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk for more information.
STAGE: Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four. Starts 7.30pm. Price: £19.50, Concession £17.50, FWT £15.50, Student £10, School Group 10+ £8.50. Venue: Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing, BN11 1LG. Box office: 01903 206206. Online booking: www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
TALK: The renowned entertainer Richard Ratcliffe will be at English Martyrs Barn in Goring Way at 2.30pm for the Worthing Friendship Centre’s first afternoon meeting at its new venue. Free entry for visitors, no booking required. For all other activities, meals out and more, call Julie on 07981 239017.