Day-by-day events in
Walmer and Deal for April 2017
Quick links to events in April
Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 Monday 3 - Sunday 9 Monday 10 - Sunday 16
Monday 17 - Sunday 23 Monday 24 - Sunday 30  
VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
Local visitor attractions More information
Deal Castle open to the public, every day in April, 10am-6pm. Admission: adult £5.80; child £3.40; concession £5.20; family £15. website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/ 0370 333 1181
Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer - open to the public every day in April, 10am-6pm. Admission: adult £9.70; child £5.80; concession £8.70; family £25.20. website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/ 0370 333 1181
Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St Georges Road, Deal. Open: Tuesdays-Fridays 2pm-4.30pm; Saturdays 11am-4.30pm; Sundays 12noon-4pm; closed Mondays. Admission: adults £3; children and concessions £2; family ticket (2 adults and 2 children): £9; wheelchair users: free (donation welcome). website: www.dealmuseum.co.uk 01304 372098

 

EXTERNAL LISTINGS OF EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Events details More information
 Astor Community Theatre events Astor Theatre
Deal Town Council's meetings Deal TC website
Walmer Parish Council's meetings Walmer PC website
Kent Police neighbourhood meetings Kent Police
Golf Road Community Centre activities Golf Road Centre
Betteshanger Country Park events Betteshanger events
 
Quick links to events in April
Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 Monday 3 - Sunday 9 Monday 10 - Sunday 16
Monday 17 - Sunday 23 Monday 24 - Sunday 30  
DAY-BY-DAY EVENTS
Events details More information
April - special events

 

 
 
Saturday 1 April
April Fool's Day
KCC School Holiday Break
Saturday 1 April to Monday 17 April 2017 inclusive.
website: www.kent.gov.uk/.../.../term_dates.aspx
03000 414141
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Deal Farmer's Market, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal. 9.30am-1pm. A variety of local stalls offering quality food and drink, straight from the producers. Fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, meat, cheese, bakery goods, ready meals and more. Refreshments available. Free entry. 07828 647511
Sandwich Amateur Boxing Show, Deal Welfare Club, Cowdray Square, Deal, weigh-in 4pm-5.30pm, boxing from 6pm. Olympic style boxing. Tickets: adults £12, children £5. 07749 760520
The Barrett Brothers, Astor Community Theatre. doors open 7pm, show 8pm. Tickets £15. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 2 April
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome.  
Deal Beach Clean, Deal Seafront (precise location to be confirmed), 9.30am-11.30am. Existing and new volunteers invited to join in the Marine Conservation Society's beach cleaning and monitoring programme. Facebook page
 
Events details More information
Monday 3 April
Mill Hill Community Cafe (former Cafe Eden), St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
HealthWalks - Betteshanger (Fowlmead) Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start); duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Bernie
07977 491084
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352

Badminton. Friendly fitness and lighthearted games. Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. £1.50 per session. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk.

 
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church (former Victoria Baptist Church), Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome.  
 
Tuesday 4 April
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities. 01304 372080
MAPS Chill Bar, The Alma Pub, West Street, Deal - social meeting group for people with disabilities. Two sessions: 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm. Fee: £5 per session or £10 all day. Mark Spurgeon
07770 912 437
Facebook page.
HealthWalks - Sandown Castle, North Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Bernie
07977 491084
Deal Promenaders Walk, meet in front of Deal Pier, start 10.30am. A gentle paced walk suitable for those recovering from illness or needing extra support; approx 30mins.. 0300 123 1220
Breastfeeding Support Group, Blossom Children's Centre, The Downs C of E Primary School, Downs Road, Walmer, 1pm-2.30pm. Facebook group.
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352
Knitting for the Needy Meeting. A knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 364216
Landmark Jazz Club, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, doors and bar open from 7pm, music starts at 8pm. Entrance £10. 01304 360228
 
Wednesday 5 April
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalk - Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Julia Wells
01304 828713

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 1.30pm-2.30pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Walmer Parish Council Meeting, Parish Council Office, 8 The Strand, Walmer, 7pm. Monthly meeting of the full council. Open to the public with an opportunity for residents to raise matters of concern. website: www.walmercouncil.co.uk Parish Clerk
01304 362363
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. website: http://ddcc.wordpress.com Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
Deal Philatelic Club Monthly Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal. New members and visitors with an interest in postage stamps design and collecting are welcome. Alan Buckman
01304 367711
e-mail:
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. website: http://greatmongeham
horticulturalsociety.org/gmhs/
 
The Pirates of Penzance, Astor Community Theatre. doors open 7pm, show 7.30pm. Deal Savoyards present a fully staged performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta. Tickets £15. Further performances on 6, 7 and 8 April. Astor Theatre
 
Thursday 6 April
HealthWalks - Deal Pier (perfect for people with walking difficulties or those recovering from illness). Meet in front of Deal Pier, Beach Street, Deal, 10.45am for 11am start - duration 30 mins. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352
Tea and Chat Social, St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Ringwould, 2pm-3.30pm. Meets on first Thursday of each month. 01304 373951
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk 07749 480104
The Pirates of Penzance, Astor Community Theatre. doors open 7pm, show 7.30pm. Deal Savoyards present a fully staged performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta. Tickets £15. Further performances on 7 and 8 April. Astor Theatre
 
Friday 7 April
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website: https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub Michael Burney
01304 852686
Deal and District Strokes Meeting, Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 2pm-4pm. Support and social group for stroke survivors, their families and carers. website: www.dealdistrictstrokes.org/ 07584 044122
Walmer Women's Institute Meeting, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. New members welcome.  
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
07796 237783
e-mail:
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Guest artist: John Connolly. website: www.dealfolkclub.org.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
The Pirates of Penzance, Astor Community Theatre. doors open 7pm, show 7.30pm. Deal Savoyards present a fully staged performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta. Tickets £15. Further performances on 8 April. Astor Theatre
 
Saturday 8 April
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
The Pirates of Penzance, Astor Community Theatre. doors open 7pm, show 7.30pm. Deal Savoyards present a fully staged performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta. Tickets £15. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 9 April
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome.  
Classic Motorcycle Display, Deal Pier entrance, 12noon. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior
07749 480104
Sunday Classics, Astor Community Theatre. doors open 2.30pm, show 3pm. An afternoon of some of popular classical music performed live by local musicians and students from Canterbury Christ Church University. Tickets £6; concessions £5. Astor Theatre
 
Events details More information
Monday 10 April
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. See Monday 3 April for details. Facebook page
HealthWalk - Betteshanger (Fowlmead) Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, volunteer-led local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Social group for breastfeeding mums; prams and toddlers welcome. £1.50.

Candice Roberts
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352

Badminton. Friendly fitness and lighthearted games. Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. £1.50 per session. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk.

 
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church (former Victoria Baptist Church), Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome.  
 
Tuesday 11 April
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities. 01304 372080
MAPS Chill Bar, The Alma Pub, West Street, Deal - social meeting group for people with disabilities. Two sessions: 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm. Fee: £5 per session or £10 all day. Mark Spurgeon
07770 912 437
Facebook page.
HealthWalks - North Deal Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Bernie
07977 491084
Deal Promenaders Walk, meet in front of Deal Pier, start 10.30am. A gentle paced walk suitable for those recovering from illness or needing extra support; approx 30mins.. 0300 123 1220
Breastfeeding Support Group, Blossom Children's Centre, The Downs C of E Primary School, Downs Road, Walmer, 1pm-2.30pm. Facebook group.
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352
Knitting for the Needy Meeting, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. Charity knitting circle. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. See Tuesday 4 April for details. 01304 364216
Deal and District Branch of the Kent Family History Society AGM, The Landmark Centre, (Cleary Hall), 129 High Street. Deal, 7pm for 7.15pm. Annual General Meeting. Guest speaker: Jenny Wall: “Curlings of Kingsdown”. Admission: Society members free; non members £2. website: www.dealkfhs.org.uk/ NB: 7.15pm start time.
 
Wednesday 12 April
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalks - Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Julia Wells
01304 828713

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 1.30pm-2.30pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. website: http://ddcc.wordpress.com Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 13 April
HealthWalk - Deal Pier (perfect for people with walking difficulties or those recovering from illness). Meet in front of Deal Pier, Beach Street, Deal, 10.45am for 11am start - duration 30 mins. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Rob Moore
01304 374603
"Oliver in the Overworld", Astor Community Theatre. doors open 1pm, show 1.30pm. A musical for three- to seven-year-olds and their families. Tickets: adults £9; concessions £8; children (under 12) £6; family £24. Astor Theatre
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352
Kander Care Disco, The Ocean Rooms, 32-36 Queen Street, Deal, 6.30pm-8.30pm. A fortnightly disco for anyone with learning difficulties and disabilities. Refreshments available; full wheelchair access. Entry: £3 (includes a raffle).  
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior
07749 480104
Deal and District Lioness Club Monthly Meeting, British Legion Club, Market Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Dot Hardy
01304 367887
Deal Camcorder Club Meeting, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Meets on second and fourth Thursdays in the month. 01304 825943
St Martin's Womens' Institute Monthly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome. Fees: visitors £2; members £36 annual subscription. 01304 373604
Goodwins Evening Womens' Institute Meeting, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. Meets on second Thursday of each month. Anne Grant
01304 361704
LDN Wrestling, Astor Community Theatre. doors open 7pm, show 7.30pm. A night of rip roaring professional wrestling. Tickets £12; concessions £10; family of four £40. Astor Theatre
 
Friday 14 April
Good Friday
Please check for any changes to regular events with Organisers.
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. See Friday 7 April for details. Facebook page
Easter Adventure Quest, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 10am-5pm. A family event where participants meet royalty and characters from the past with stories of times gone by. Entry: English Heritage members - free; adult £10.70; child (5-15 years) £7.40; concession £9.60; family £30.80. Repeated on 15, 16 and 17 April. website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/walmer-castle-easter-adventure/. 0370 333 1181
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 852686
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
07796 237783
e-mail:
Guilty Pleasures, Astor Community Theatre. doors open 8.30pm, starts 9pm. Disco with dodgy dancing and cheesy tunes. Tickets £5. Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Singaround session. website: www.dealfolkclub.org.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 15 April
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Easter Adventure Quest, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 10am-5pm. Family event. See Friday 14 April for details. 0370 333 1181
Boss UK: Bruce Springsteen Tribute, Astor Community Theatre. doors open 7pm, show 8pm. Tickets £18 and £23. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 16 April
Easter Sunday
 Antiques and Collectors Market, The Astor Community Theatre, 9am-3pm. Approximately 30 stalls, plus a licensed bar and cafe. Entry £1. Stall bookings: Quentin on 07976 935403. Astor Theatre
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome.  
Easter Adventure Quest, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 10am-5pm. Family event. See Friday 14 April for details. 0370 333 1181
 
Events details More information
Monday 17 April
Easter Monday Bank Holiday
Please check for any changes to regular events with Organisers.
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. See Monday 3 April for details. Facebook page
Easter Adventure Quest, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 10am-5pm. Family event. See Friday 14 April for details. 0370 333 1181
HealthWalk - Betteshanger (Fowlmead) Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Bernie
07977 491084
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352

Badminton. Friendly fitness and lighthearted games. Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. £1.50 per session. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk.

 
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church (former Victoria Baptist Church), Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome.  
KCC School Holiday Break - ends today
Saturday 1 April to Monday 17 April 2017 inclusive.
website: www.kent.gov.uk/.../.../term_dates.aspx
03000 414141
 
Tuesday 18 April
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities. 01304 372080
MAPS Chill Bar, The Alma Pub, West Street, Deal - social meeting group for people with disabilities. Two sessions: 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm. Fee: £5 per session or £10 all day. Mark Spurgeon
07770 912 437
Facebook page.
HealthWalk - Sandown Castle, North Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Bernie
07977 491084
Deal Promenaders Walk, meet in front of Deal Pier, start 10.30am. A gentle paced walk suitable for those recovering from illness or needing extra support; approx 30mins.. 0300 123 1220
Breastfeeding Support Group, Blossom Children's Centre, The Downs C of E Primary School, Downs Road, Walmer, 1pm-2.30pm. Facebook group.
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352
Knitting for the Needy Meeting, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. Charity knitting circle. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. See Tuesday 4 April for details. 01304 364216
 
Wednesday 19 April
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalk - Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Julia Wells
01304 828713

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 1.30pm-2.30pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. website: http://ddcc.wordpress.com Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 20 April
HealthWalk - Deal Pier (perfect for people with walking difficulties or those recovering from illness). Meet in front of Deal Pier, Beach Street, Deal, 10.45am for 11am start - duration 30 mins. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352
  The Astor Palm Court Orchestra, Astor Community Theatre, doors open 1pm, starts 2pm. Popular light music directed from the violin by Julius Bannister and following in the footsteps of such famous exponents as Alfredo Campoli and Max Jaffa. Tickets £6 (including tea and cake). Astor Theatre

Talk: The Dover Patrol, Deal Angling Club 1919, 13 The Marina, Deal, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Award nominated maritime author Steve R Dunn on his new book "Securing the Narrow Sea: Dover Patrol 1914–1918" - copies of which will be available for purchase. Tickets: £5 (proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Deal Maritime and Local History Museum). website: www.dealmuseum.co.uk/events.php.

 
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk. Graham Prior
07749 480104
Deal and District Flower Club Meeting, Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. A small friendly club that meets on the third Thursday of each month - except August and December - for flower arranging demonstrations, practicals and talks. New members and visitors welcome.  
Quiz Night, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 7.30pm. Individuals and teams welcome. Food and fun for £4 per person. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk 01304 364216
Great Mongeham Society Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. Visitors and new members welcome. 01304 379306
Mitch Benn, Astor Community Theatre. doors open 7.30pm, show 8pm. Musician, comedian and author Mitch Benn with his "Don't Fear The Reaper" 2017 UK tour. Tickets £14; concessions £12. Astor Theatre
 
Friday 21 April

HM Queen Elizabeth II's 91st Birthday
Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21 April 1926. Her "official" birthday is on the second Saturday of June each year and normally marked by the Trooping of the Colour ceremony.

Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. See Friday 7 April for details. Facebook page
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 852686
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
07796 237783
e-mail:
Deal Town Council Annual Town Meeting, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7.15pm. Open to the public. 01304 361999
Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Astor Community Theatre. doors open 7pm, show 8pm. Charlotte Brontë’s gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance provides the basis for a stage production by actress Rebecca Vaughan. Tickets £16. Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Singaround session. website: www.dealfolkclub.org.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 22 April
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Arthritis Care Group Monthly Meeting, Deal Centre, Park Street, Deal, 2pm. Support and social group for people with arthritis, their family and friends. Refreshments and transport available. Raffle. Pauline Hamilton
07891 162257
  Private Widdle Adult Cabaret, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show 8pm. A comedy cabaret evening - music, entertainment and variety, swinging from the alternative to the surreal. Tickets £17. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 23 April
St George's Day
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome.  
Record and CD Fair , Astor Community Theatre. 9.30am-3.30pm. Retailers from all over East Kent with vinyl, CDs and musical memorabilia. Free admission. Astor Theatre
 
Events details More information
Monday 24 April
Tiny Toes Toddlers and Parents Group, Deal Community Church (former Baptish Church building), Victoria Road, Deal, 10am-11.30am. For children up to and including four years. Every Monday during term time; £2 per session. 01304 373297
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. See Monday 3 April for details. Facebook page
HealthWalk - Betteshanger (Fowlmead) Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Bernie
07977 491084
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 1pm-3pm. Craft, play and music activities for children up to 5 years. Entry: £1.50 per family group. Operates Mondays during term time. Wendy
01304 239143

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Social group for breastfeeding mums; prams and toddlers welcome. £1.50.

Candice Roberts
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352

Badminton. Friendly fitness and lighthearted games. Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. £1.50 per session. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk.

 
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church (former Victoria Baptist Church), Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome.  
  Film: "Maggie's Plan", The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, starts 8pm. A woman (Greta Gerwig) falls in love with a married man (Ethan Hawke), then devises a strategy to reunite him with his former wife (Julianne Moore) three years later. Cast: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Travis Fimmel, Ida Rohatyn and Wallace Shawn. Director: Rebecca Miller. Tickets £5; concessions £4; Astor Friends £3. Astor Theatre
 
Tuesday 25 April
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities. 01304 372080
MAPS Chill Bar, The Alma Pub, West Street, Deal - social meeting group for people with disabilities. Two sessions: 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm. Fee: £5 per session or £10 all day. Mark Spurgeon
07770 912 437
Facebook page.
HealthWalk - North Deal Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Bernie
07977 491084
Deal Promenaders Walk, meet in front of Deal Pier, start 10.30am. A gentle paced walk suitable for those recovering from illness or needing extra support; approx 30mins.. 0300 123 1220
Breastfeeding Support Group, Blossom Children's Centre, The Downs C of E Primary School, Downs Road, Walmer, 1pm-2.30pm. Facebook group.
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352
Knitting for the Needy Meeting, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. Charity knitting circle. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. See Tuesday 4 April for details. 01304 364216
Kingsdown Conservation Group Meeting, Kingsdown and Ringwould Primary School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, 7.30pm. Talk: Recycle Our Past. Entry: £3 members, £4 non-members. Rosie Bolton
01304 365963
 
Wednesday 26 April
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalk - Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Julia Wells
01304 828713

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 1.30pm-2.30pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Deal Town Council Meeting, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7.15pm. Meeting of the full council. Open to the public. 01304 361999
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. website: http://ddcc.wordpress.com Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 27 April
HealthWalk - Deal Pier (perfect for people with walking difficulties or those recovering from illness). Meet in front of Deal Pier, Beach Street, Deal, 10.45am for 11am start - duration 30 mins. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352
Kander Care Disco, The Ocean Rooms, 32-36 Queen Street, Deal, 6.30pm-8.30pm. A fortnightly disco for anyone with learning difficulties and disabilities. Refreshments available; full wheelchair access. Entry: £3 (includes a raffle).  
Quiz Night, Deal Victoria and Barns Close Cricket Club, Court Road, Upper Walmer, 7pm for 7.30pm start. entry £2; all welcome - booking not required. In aid of Save The Children Fund. website: http://scdeal.org/home/  
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior
07749 480104
Deal Camcorder Club Meeting, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Meets on second and fourth Thursdays in the month. 01304 825943
  Unplugged At The Astor, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show 8pm. A monthly acoustic music session with Kent’s finest singer songwriters. Free entry. Astor Theatre
 
Friday 28 April
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. See Friday 7 April for details. Facebook page
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 852686
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
07796 237783
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The Troggs, Astor Community Theatre. doors open 7pm, show 8pm. The great pioneering British Rock Band. Tickets £25, £23 and £21. Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Singaround session. website: www.dealfolkclub.org.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 29 April
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999

O’Hooley and Tidow, Astor Community Theatre. doors open 7pm, show 8pm. Singer-songwriter Heidi Tidow performs and records with her partner, singer-songwriter and pianist Belinda O'Hooley. Tickets £15.

Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 30 April
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome.  
 Stevefest - local musicians in annual fund raising concert. Astor Community Theatre, doors 1pm, starts 2pm. Tickets £10. Astor Theatre
 
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