March 2015
Day-by-day events in
Walmer and Deal for March 2015
Quick links to events in March
Sunday 1 - Saturday 7 Sunday 8 - Saturday 14 Sunday 15 - Saturday 21
Sunday 22 - Saturday 28 Sunday 29 - Tuesday 31  
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March 2015 Deal Town Council's meetings Deal TC website
March 2015 Walmer Parish Council's meetings Walmer PC website
March 2015  Astor Community Theatre events Astor Theatre
March 2015 Kent Police neighbourhood meetings Kent Police
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Every Saturday and Sunday
in March
Deal Castle open to the public, 10am-4pm. Admission: adult £5.20; child £3.10; concession £4.70; family £13.50. website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/ Customer Services
0870 333 1181

Closed until March 30

Walmer Castle, Kingsdown Road, Walmer. website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/ Customer Services
0870 333 1181
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All March   Exhibition of work by artist and children's fashion designer Audrey Roethenbaugh, Astor Community Theatre, admission free. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday
1 March
St David's Day 2015  
Sunday
1 March
Indoor Boot Fair, Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 10am-3pm. 01304 239199
Sunday
1 March
Charity Lunch, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 12.30pm-2pm. Two course meal and musical entertainment. In aid of Macmillan charity. Tickets: £7.50. 01304 361812
 
Monday
2 March
HealthWalks 2015 - Fowlmead Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walks - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
Monday
2 March

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
Monday
2 March
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
Monday
2 March

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

 
 
Tuesday
3 March
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Tuesday
3 March
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.
Tuesday
3 March
HealthWalks 2015 - Sandown Castle, North Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
Tuesday
3 March
Deal Promenaders Health Walk, meet in front of Deal Pier. A gentle paced walk suitable for those recovering from illness or needing extra support. 10.30am start. 0300 123 1220
(option 2)
Tuesday
3 March
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
Tuesday
3 March
Knitting for the Needy weekly 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
Tuesday
3 March
Neighbourhood Forum Community Meeting for Deal and Walmer Area, St Georges Church, High Street, Deal, 7pm - 9pm. Topic: Traffic, Transport and Highways. website: www.dover.gov.uk/Community/Community-Portal/Neighbourhood-Forums/Home.aspx. Kirsty Ash
01304 872421
Tuesday
3 March
Ripple Bingo Club, Village Hall, Ripple, start 7pm. All welcome.  
Tuesday
3 March

Deal Society Meeting, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. Talk by retired consultant microbiologist Dr Geoff Scott on the life and work of Joseph Lister, a past Walmer resident and the pioneer of antiseptic surgery. Free entry. website: www.thedealsociety.org.uk/home/events.

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Wednesday
4 March
Ash Wednesday  
Wednesday
4 March
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Wednesday
4 March
HealthWalks 2015 - Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am) - 60-90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ 0300 123 1220
Wednesday
4 March

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 5pm-6pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Wednesday
4 March
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. website: http://ddcc.wordpress.com John Harrop (Secretary)
01304 360956
Wednesday
4 March
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Meeting, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. Guest Speaker: Russell Miles on "Wildlife photography". website: http://greatmongeham
horticulturalsociety.org/gmhs/
 
Wednesday
4 March
Deal Philatelic Club Monthly Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members and visitors with an interest in postage stamps design and collecting are welcome. Alan Buckman
01304 367711
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Thursday
5 March
Drop In Social, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly event with tea, coffee and chat.  
Thursday
5 March
'Time For A Cuppa' coffee and craft morning, St. Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal, 10am-12noon. Craft stalls, raffle and refreshments (by donation). Free entry. In support of Dementia UK charity.  
Thursday
5 March
HealthWalks 2015 - 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
Thursday
5 March
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
Thursday
5 March
Talk It Out Meeting, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 6.30pm. A support group for people experiencing depression and their families. Call for details. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Thursday
5 March
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior (Chairman)
07749 480104
 
Friday
6 March
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Friday
6 March
Women's World Day of Prayer Church Service, St Mary's Church, St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10.30am. website: www.wwdp-natcomm.org. 01304 366605
Friday
6 March
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 831686
Friday
6 March
Maddie4Music's After-School Music Club for children aged 4-11, Deal CofE Parochial Primary School, Gladstone Road, Walmer, 4.45pm-5.45pm. Activities: group singing, introduction to reading music and a range of instruments. Fee: £4, pay as you go. Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Friday
6 March
Deal and District Strokes Meeting, Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal. Support and social group for stroke survivors, their families and carers. website: www.dealstrokeclub.btck.co.uk 07584 044122
Friday
6 March
Deal Icebreakers 1981 Presentation Evening for participants of Deal's 2014 Boxing Day Dip, The Alma pub, West Street, Deal, 7pm onwards. Refreshments and music. Please say if attending by 13 February for catering purposes. Ken
07950 938857
Friday
6 March
March Of The Mods in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, starts 8pm. An evening of bands and DJs. Entry £5. Astor Theatre
Friday
6 March
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Friday
6 March
Quiz Night, Betteshanger Welfare, Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Entry: £4 per person; tables of up to eight; pre-booking advised. In aid of RSPCA (Dover and Deal). Booking:
01304 366833
Friday
6 March
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.co.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday
7 March
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Saturday
7 March
Deal Farmer's Market, Astor Community Theatre. 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. Astor Theatre
Saturday
7 March

"Time For A Cuppa" Coffee Morning, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Walmer, 10am-12noon. A charity coffee and craft morning raising funds for Dementia UK and the provision of Admiral Nurses, specialist dementia-trained community nurses who provide practical and emotional care and support to those with dementia and their carers. Refreshments (by donation); craft stalls and a quality raffle. Admission free.

 
Saturday
7 March
Craft Fair, Deal Victoria and Barns Close Cricket Club, Court Road, Walmer, 12noon-3pm. Free admission. Refreshments (by donation). To support Dementia UK charity.  
Saturday
7 March
 Jo Caulfield - “Uninformed Opinions”, Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show 8pm. Award-winning comedian Jo Caulfield presents a brand new show. Tickets £14. Astor Theatre
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Sunday
8 March
Indoor Boot Sale, Deal Welfare Club, Cowdray Square, Deal, 10am-4pm. Free entry. Kerry Rubins
07708 913976
Sunday
8 March
Classic Motorcycle Display, Deal Seafront (followed by The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal), 12noon. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior (Chairman)
07749 480104
Sunday
8 March
Deal Town Council Afternoon Tea to celebrate International Women's Day 2015, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 2pm. Entry by free ticket; please book. Joanne Harper
01304 361999
Sunday
8 March
 Sunday Classics, Astor Community Theatre, doors 2.30pm, starts 3pm. Popular classical music performed live by local musicians and students from Canterbury Christ Church University. Tickets: £6; concessions £5. Astor Theatre
 
Monday
9 March
Commonwealth Day 2015  
Monday
9 March
HealthWalks 2015 - Fowlmead Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
Monday
9 March

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
Monday
9 March
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
Monday
9 March
Tea and Chat Social, Village Hall, Ripple, 2pm. All welcome.  
Monday
9 March

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

 
 
Tuesday
10 March
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Tuesday
10 March
HealthWalks 2015 - 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/ Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
Tuesday
10 March
Deal Promenaders Health Walk, meet in front of Deal Pier. A gentle paced walk suitable for those recovering from illness or needing extra support. 10.30am start. 0300 123 1220
(option 2)
Tuesday
10 March
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
Tuesday
10 March
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
Tuesday
10 March

Kent Family History Society Meeting, Wesley Hall, Trinity Church, Union Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Guest speaker: Tim Cox on"Soldier, soldier, will you marry me?". website: www.dealkfhs.org.uk/

 
Wednesday
11 March
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Wednesday
11 March
HealthWalks 2015 - Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am) - 60-90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ 0300 123 1220
Wednesday
11 March

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 5pm-6pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Wednesday
11 March
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. website: http://ddcc.wordpress.com John Harrop (Secretary)
01304 360956
Wednesday
11 March
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday
11 March
Drop In Social, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly event with tea, coffee and chat.  
Thursday
12 March
HealthWalks 2015 - 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
Thursday
12 March
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
Thursday
12 March
 The Lane Jazz and Cocktail Evening, Astor Community Theatre. 6pm. Admission: free. Astor Theatre
Thursday
12 March
Talk It Out Meeting, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 6.30pm. A support group for people experiencing depression and their families. Call for details. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Thursday
12 March
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior (Chairman)
07749 480104
Thursday
12 March
Deal and District Lioness Club Monthly Meeting, Royal British Legion, Market Street. Deal, 7.30pm. A group of ladies who meet monthly, enjoy social activities and raise money for local charities. New members are welcome. 01304 372437
Thursday
12 March
St Martin's Womens' Institute Monthly Meeting, The Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. For women of all ages (ranging from 20s to 80s) the group enjoys a variety of speakers, events and other activities. Visitors are welcome. Fees: visitors £2; members £36 annual subscription. 01304 373604
Thursday
12 March
 Tracey Brooks, Astor Community Theatre. doors 7pm, show 8pm. Performance by local singer, songwriter Tracey Brooks. Tickets £10. Astor Theatre
Thursday
12 March
Ripple Parish Council Meeting, Village Hall, Ripple, 8pm. Meeting open to the public.  
 
Friday
13 March
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Friday
13 March
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 831686
Friday
13 March
Walmer Women's Institute Meeting, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. New members welcome.  
Friday
13 March
Maddie4Music's After-School Music Club for children aged 4-11, Deal CofE Parochial Primary School, Gladstone Road, Walmer, 4.45pm-5.45pm. See Friday 6 March for details. Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Friday
13 March
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Friday
13 March
 Talking Books presents Josephine Tewson – Still Keeping Up Appearances, Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, starts 8pm. The popular actress talks about her early years in British theatre, the move into television comedy and her ill-fated, but hilarious, marriage to Leonard Rossiter. Tickets £12. Astor Theatre
Friday
13 March
Deal Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.co.uk/  
 
Saturday
14 March
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Saturday
14 March
Deal Artisan Fair, St George's Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am-4pm. Local handmade arts, crafts and edible delights; refreshments and homemade cakes. Free entry. Facebook page. Sarah Bullock
Saturday
14 March
Police and Councillor Surgery, Walmer Parish Council office, 8 The Strand, Walmer, 10.30am-11.30am. An opportunity for local residents to raise concerns and suggestions. No appointment necessary.  
Saturday
14 March
Kingsdown Community Survey Display, Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 1pm-5pm. The findings of the recent village-wide survey and discussion of possible future action.  
Saturday
14 March
Walmer Cricket Club Quiz Night, The Clubhouse, Sholden New Road, Sholden, 7.30pm. Entry: £2 per person. Please pre-book tables. Laurence/Sarah
01304 269883
Saturday
14 March
Dover and Deal Green Party Fundraising Social, St Andrew's Hall, West Street, Deal , 7.30pm-10.30pm. Entry: £2.50 adult; £1 child (under 12). A social evening to raise funds for the newly formed Green Party branch in Deal and Dover - with live music, singing, raffle of pre-loved items. Bring and share food and drink. All welcome. Sarah Gleave
07903 971702
Saturday
14 March
 Re-Take That, Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, starts 8pm. Tribute show for pop group Take That. Tickets £14. Astor Theatre
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Sunday
15 March
Mothering Sunday 2015 (Mothers Day)  
Sunday
15 March
 Antiques and Collectors Market, Astor Community Theatre. 9am-4pm. Around 30 stalls, plus a licensed bar and cafe. Free entry. Astor Theatre
 
Monday
16 March
HealthWalks 2015 - Fowlmead Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
Monday
16 March

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
Monday
16 March
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
Monday
16 March

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

 
Monday
16 March
Presentation on Betteshanger Sustainable Park by the project's executive director Mark Lumsdon-Taylor. Deal Town Council Meeting, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7.15pm. Meeting open to the public.  
 
Tuesday
17 March
St Patrick's Day 2015  
Tuesday
17 March
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Tuesday
17 March
HealthWalks 2015 - Sandown Castle, North Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
Tuesday
17 March
Deal Promenaders Health Walk, meet in front of Deal Pier. A gentle paced walk suitable for those recovering from illness or needing extra support. 10.30am start. 0300 123 1220
(option 2)
Tuesday
17 March
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
Tuesday
17 March
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
Tuesday
17 March
Ripple Bingo Club, Village Hall, Ripple, start 7pm. All welcome.  
 
Wednesday
18 March
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Wednesday
18 March
HealthWalks 2015 - Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am) - 60-90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Coordinators
0800 8494000
Wednesday
18 March

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 5pm-6pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Wednesday
18 March
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. website: http://ddcc.wordpress.com John Harrop (Secretary)
01304 360956
Wednesday
18 March
Deal Wine Society Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm.  
Wednesday
18 March
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday
19 March
Drop In Social, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly event with tea, coffee and chat.  
Thursday
19 March
HealthWalks 2015 - 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
Thursday
19 March
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
Thursday
19 March
 Tea Dance, Astor Community Theatre. doors 2.30pm, starts 3pm. Entry: £3.50. Astor Theatre
Thursday
19 March
Talk It Out Meeting, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 6.30pm. A support group for people experiencing depression and their families. Call for details. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Thursday
19 March
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior (Chairman)
07749 480104
Thursday
19 March
Fun Quiz Night, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 7.30pm. Entry £4 (includes refreshments). website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk.  
Thursday
19 March
Great Mongeham Society Meeting, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. Guest speaker: Mark Lumsdon-Taylor of Hadlow College and the Betteshanger development. Visitors and new members welcome. 01304 379306
Thursday
19 March
Deal and District Flower Club Meeting, Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. Demonstration by Iris Shaw. New members welcome. Jane Wilson
01304 379082
 
Friday
20 March
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Friday
20 March
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 831686
Friday
20 March
Maddie4Music's After-School Music Club for children aged 4-11, Deal CofE Parochial Primary School, Gladstone Road, Walmer, 4.45pm-5.45pm. See Friday 6 March for details. Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Friday
20 March
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Friday
20 March
Ladies Night, Deal Welfare Club, Cowdray Square, Deal, 7.30pm-12midnight. Charity event with strippers, drag queens and prize raffle. In aid of Porchlight homeless charity and Kent Air Ambulance. Tickets: £10.  
Friday
20 March
 The King Of Pop, Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show 8pm. Tribute show to Michael Jackson. Tickets £18. Astor Theatre
Friday
20 March
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.co.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday
21 March
Kent Big Weekend. Free admission to 115 Kent attractions. NB: Tickets need to be applied for by 17 February. website: www.kentbigweekend.co.uk,  
Saturday
21 March
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March Deal's Big Dig: DealWithIt volunteers working party to transform the meadow areas around Deal station. New supporters welcome; bring a spade. Deal Rail Station, 10am - 12noon. website: transitiondeal.blogspot.co.uk/p/events.html  
Saturday
21 March
WEA Day Class: "Forensic Science - advances in the last 200 years", St Leonard's Social Centre, Upper Deal, 10am-4pm. An opportunity to learn about forensic science methods - in real life and as featured in some television drama. Enrolment fee: £25. Details:
01304 367711
Booking:
0800 328 1060
Saturday
21 March
70s and 80s Disco, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 7.30pm-11.30pm. Entry by ticket only; tickets £5. In aid of the Lullaby Trust charity. 07733 325185
Saturday
21 March
 La Traviata, Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, starts 8pm. The Secret Opera team perform Verdi's masterpiece.Sung in Italian, directed by Fraser Grant. Tickets £15. Astor Theatre
Saturday
21 March
Rockin' Decades play the Drum Major, Drum Major pub, Dover Road, Walmer, 9pm. Kent's newest seven-piece fun rock band play music from the 50s to 90s with classic tracks from the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, Mud, Suzi Quatro and Status Quo. Free admission. John Nurden
07831 486436
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Sunday
22 March
 Handmade and Vintage Market, Astor Community Theatre. 9am-3pm. Vintage clothing, handmade jewellery, retro treasures, crafts and much more. Free entry. Astor Theatre
Sunday
22 March
Deal's Big Dig: Deal Rail Station, 10am - 12noon. See Saturday 21 March for details.  
 
Monday
23 March
HealthWalks 2015 - Fowlmead Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
Monday
23 March

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
Monday
23 March
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
Monday
23 March

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

 
 
Tuesday
24 March
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Tuesday
24 March
HealthWalks 2015 - 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/ Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
Tuesday
24 March
Deal Promenaders Health Walk, meet in front of Deal Pier. A gentle paced walk suitable for those recovering from illness or needing extra support. 10.30am start. 0300 123 1220
(option 2)
Tuesday
24 March
Pilates with Lorraine, Village Hall, Ripple, 10.30am. Weekly exercise session. 07734 473784
Tuesday
24 March
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
Tuesday
24 March
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
 
Wednesday
25 March
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Wednesday
25 March
HealthWalks 2015 - Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am) - 60-90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ 0300 123 1220
Wednesday
25 March
Recycled Teenagers Tea Party - monthly social event for the over-50s, The Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Entry: £2.50. Guest speakers, a quiz, tea, coffee and a buffet. Chrissi Dunn
01304 373677
Wednesday
25 March

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 5pm-6pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Wednesday
25 March

Cinema@St George's Hall, St George's Hall, High Street, Deal. On the big screen: "My Old Lady" (12a) starring Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas and Kevin Kline. Two shows: 2.15pm and 7pm; all welcome, no booking required. Admission £5.

 
Wednesday
25 March
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. website: http://ddcc.wordpress.com John Harrop (Secretary)
01304 360956
Wednesday
25 March
Kingsdown Village Hall AGM, Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 7.30pm. Hear about the running of this important local amenity; all welcome. Refreshments available. 01304 373774
Wednesday
25 March
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday
26 March
Libraries Future Roadshow, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9am-12.30pm. Public consultation event to discuss possible future operation of KCC libraries.  
Thursday
26 March
Drop In Social, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly event with tea, coffee and chat.  
Thursday
26 March
HealthWalks 2015 - 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
Thursday
26 March
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
Thursday
26 March
Pilates with Lorraine, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 5.45pm. Weekly exercise session. 07734 473784
Thursday
26 March
Talk It Out Meeting, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 6.30pm. A support group for people experiencing depression and their families. Call for details. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Thursday
26 March
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior (Chairman)
07749 480104
Thursday
26 March
Bingo Session, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, prompt start at 7.30pm.  
 
Friday
27 March
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Friday
27 March
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 831686
Friday
27 March
Tea Dance, Trinity Hall, West Street, Deal, 2.30pm-4.45pm. Monthly event with Latin, Ballroom, Sequence Dancing and tuition. Admission: £4 (includes tea and cake); pay on the door. 0800 083 2082
Friday
27 March
Maddie4Music's After-school Music Club for children aged 4-11, Deal CofE Parochial Primary School, Gladstone Road, Walmer, 4.45pm-5.45pm. See Friday 6 March for details. Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Friday
27 March
Social Club for children (age 7-14) with physical disabilities, Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal, 5pm-7pm. Entry £3 (includes light refreshments). Please call to book places. Chrissy Dubber
07980 114001
Friday
27 March
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Friday
27 March
 Radio Blighty, Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show 8pm. Comedy show combining 40s fun, mystery and skulduggery - with songs, commercials and live sound effects. Tickets £12. Astor Theatre
Friday
27 March
Deal Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.co.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday
28 March
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Saturday
28 March
Deal Noir Crime Fiction Conference, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 9.45am-5.15pm. Programme includes: best-selling authors speaking on crime fiction in all its forms from dark psychological thrillers through historical fiction to light-hearted romps; interactive question and answer sessions; and the announcement of the winner of the Deal Noir/East Kent Mercury Flash Fiction Award 2015. For detail and tickets, see : https://dealnoir.wordpress.com/  
Saturday
28 March
Table Top Sale, Walmer Baptist Church, corner of Dover Road/Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 10am. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 364216
Saturday
28 March
Family Variety Show, Betteshangerr Welfare Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 2.30pm-8pm. A relaxed cabaret style day of entertainment with a full line-up of local talent including: DAPA school of dance, Chris Davison as Abracadabra, Elvis Pricely, Craig Sheradon, Maddies Melody Makers, The Landmark Show Choir, The Sunshine Uke's, Bill Beer and more! There will also be a great raffle, a colouring table for children and maybe a special pooch or two! Stay for one act or the whole show. Tickets £3.50 per person; or family (two adults + two children) £10, plus £1 each additional child on a family ticket. Available from Betteshanger Welfare Club or Maxsteds Pet Shop, Deal High Street. All proceeds go to Guide Dogs for the Blind charity. See: Facebook. Liz Sykes
01304 380854
Saturday
28 March

 The Blues Brothers Experience, Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show 8pm. A musical tribute featuring a live ten-piece band to the Blues Brothers created by comedy actors Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi. Tickets £15.

Astor Theatre
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Sunday
29 March

Start of British Summer Time (at 1am GMT). Clocks move forward by an hour, making it 2am BST. (BST ends on Sunday, 25 October 2015.)
Palm Sunday

 
Sunday
29 March
Deal Beach Clean, Sandown Castle end of the beach, 10am-11.30am. Organised by the Marine Conservation Society. Detail to be confirmed.  
Sunday
29 March
Kingsdown Beach Clean, meet opposite the Zetland Arms pub, 10am -12noon. Jane or Helen
01304 373774
 
Monday
30 March
Talk: "The Care Act ", The Deal Centre for the Retired, Park Street, Deal, 10.30am-12noon. Advice on the implications of the Care Act 2015 and how this is going to affect costs of care - led by a speaker from KCC. If there is enough interest, it is hoped to make such meetings a regular occurrence.  
Monday
30 March
HealthWalks 2015 - 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
Monday
30 March

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
Monday
30 March
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
Monday
30 March

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

 
Monday
30 March
Sholden Parish Council Meeting, ACF Hut, Middle Deal Road, Deal, 6.30pm. NB: change from usual venue, this month. Parish Clerk
01304 366077
Monday
30 March
 The Last Picture Club presents Calvary, Astor Community Theatre. Screening of John Michael McDonagh's film starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd and Kelly Reilly. Tickets £5; concessions £4; Astor Friends £3. Astor Theatre
 
Tuesday
31 March
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Tuesday
31 March
HealthWalks 2015 - 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
Tuesday
31 March
Deal Promenaders Health Walk, meet in front of Deal Pier. A gentle paced walk suitable for those recovering from illness or needing extra support. 10.30am start. 0300 123 1220
(option 2)
Tuesday
31 March
Pilates with Lorraine, Village Hall, Ripple, 10.30am. Weekly exercise session. 07734 473784
Tuesday
31 March
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
Tuesday
31 March
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
 
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