March 2017
Quick links to events in March
Wednesday 1 - Sunday 5 Monday 6 - Sunday 12 Monday 13 - Sunday 19
Monday 20 - Sunday 26 Monday 27 - Friday 31  
VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
Attractions details More information
Deal Castle. Open to the public every Saturday and Sunday in March, 10am-4pm. Admission: adult £5.80; child £3.40; concession £5.20; family £15. website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/ 0370 333 1181
Walmer Castle, Kingsdown Road, Walmer. Open to the public, every day (except Mondays and Tuesdays) in March, 10am-4pm. Admission: adult £9.70; child £5.80; concession £8.70; family £25.20. website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/ 0370 333 1181
Deal Pier. Open every day in March. Fishing: daily: 8am-6pm. Weekends: Saturday 8am through to Sunday 6pm. All night group bookings available Sunday to Thursday 10pm-6am.
Restaurant: Sunday-Friday 8am-5.15pm; Saturday 8am-10pm.
Dover District Council website

 

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 March
Wednesday 1 - Sunday 5 Monday 6 - Sunday 12 Monday 13 - Sunday 19
Monday 20 - Sunday 26 Monday 27 - Friday 31  
DAY-BY-DAY EVENTS
Events details More information
March - continuing displays and exhibitions
Phantastical Dreams, Linden Hall Studio, 32 St George's Road, Deal CT14 6BA. Exhibition of paintings and mixed media by 15 artists. The title represents their artistic imagery evoking shadowy phantasms, legends, dreams and fairytales, both beautiful and fearful. From Sunday 5-26 March (Tues-Sat 10am-4pm and Sun 11am-2pm). Free entry. Heather Corley
01304 360411
e-mail:
 
Wednesday 1 March
St David's Day 2017  
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalks 2017, meet at 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/ 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
Kids Kingdom pre-school parent and toddler group (0-4years), Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm . Fee: £1 per family (includes a drink and snack). Meets weekly during school term times. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. Janet Saunders
01304 373853
or Pat Collyer
01304 364326
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 Horticultural Society Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. website: http://greatmongeham horticulturalsociety.org/gmhs/  
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
e-mail:
 
Thursday 2 March
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly event with tea, coffee and chat.  
HealthWalks 2017 - 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
Tea and Chat Social, St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Ringwould, 2pm-3.30pm. Meets on first Thursday of each month. 01304 373951
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
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 (Chairman)
07749 480104
An Evening with Hazel O’Connor, Astor Community Theatre. doors open 7.30pm, show 8pm. Award-winning singer songwriter Hazel O’Connor, with Clare Hirst (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards. Tickets: front £20; middle and back £18. Astor Theatre
 
Friday 3 March
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
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:
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Albert Lee, Astor Community Theatre., show 8pm. Double Grammy Award Winner 2002 and 2009, guitarist Albert Lee. Tickets: £21 - £25. Pre-theatre two-course meal available at £15. Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.org.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 4 March
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
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
Creation Ministries Talks, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 2pm and 4pm. Topics: 2pm "The Battle for the Bible"; 4pm "Design: Darwinian or Divine". Refreshments after each session. All welcome.  
Quiz Night, The Alma, West Street, Deal, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Up to six per team. Book in advance: £3.50 per person (pay on the door). In support of RNLI Lifeboats. 07494 325543
White Cliffs Symphonic Winds Concert, St Mary's Church, St Clare Road, Upper Walmer, 7.30pm. Details to be advised. 01304 366605
Kingsdown Rocks Race Night fundraiser, The Kings Head, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 7.30pm-10.30pm. First race 8pm. Race card £2.50.  
Imagine The Beatles, Astor Community Theatre. doors open 7pm, show 8pm. Recreating the true sound and excitement of The Beatles, with every song performed live and in its original key. Tickets £15 - £20. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 5 March
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome.  
Great British Spring Clean, meet at the Sea Cafe, Walmer Green, off The Strand, Walmer, 10am-11.30am. Regular and new supporters invited to join in Keep Britain Tidy's nationwide clean up of the environment. Equipment provided - but wear suitable clothing and footwear. Organised locally by DealWithIt green group. Facebook page
Phantastical Dreams, Linden Hall Studio, 32 St George's Road, Deal CT14 6BA. Exhibition of paintings and mixed media by 15 artists. Starts today and continues until Sunday 26 March (Tues-Sat 10am-4pm and Sun 11am-2pm). Free entry. Heather Corley
01304 360411
e-mail:
 
Events details More information
Monday 6 March
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. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
HealthWalks 2017 - 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
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, 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 Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Weekly meeting. Fee £3 (plus 50p towards shuttlecocks). Ron or Lesley
01304 364726
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 7 March
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 2017 - 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. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
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)

Senior Citizens' Luncheon, Deal and Betteshanger Rugby Club, The Drill Field, off Canada Road, Walmer, 1pm. A weekly two-course lunch and get-together for local senior citizens. Cost of the meal is £5.

Pre-book a place:
07933 523112
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 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
 
Wednesday 8 March
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalks 2017 - Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am) - 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
Kids Kingdom pre-school parent and toddler group (0-4years), Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm. Fee: £1 per family (includes a drink and snack). website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. Janet Saunders
01304 373853
or Pat Collyer
01304 364326
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
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 9 March
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly event with tea, coffee and chat.  
HealthWalks 2017 - 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
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
"Murder at Gaddabout Manor" - Murder Mystery, The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7.15pm. Become a sleuth for the evening at this acted Murder Mystery, incorporating a set three-course meal and coffee. Tickets: £30, from the Astor. Tony Grist
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
Goodwins Evening Women's Institute Meeting, Trinity Church, Union Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Members meet on the second Thursday of each month for social activities and to hear interesting speakers. New members welcome; an excellent way to make new friends. Secretary
Anne Grant
01304 361704
Deal Camcorder Club Meeting, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Meets on second and fourth Thursdays in the month. 01304 825943
 
Friday 10 March
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
Energy Advice Session, Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-11.30am. Free advice on reducing the cost of gas and electricity bills. Confidential and with no obligation; just bring a latest energy bill. Sarah Gleave
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 852686
Walmer Women's Institute Meeting, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. New members welcome. 01304 374010
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:
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Nell Bryden , Astor Community Theatre. doors open 7pm, show 8pm. The powerful, soaring vocals and accomplished songwriting of Nell Bryden has become a BBC Radio 2 listeners’ favourite in recent years. Tickets £15. Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.org.uk/  
 
Saturday 11 March
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
The Sounds of Simon, Astor Community Theatre. doors open 7pm, show 8pm. A tribute to the wonderful music of Paul Simon. Tickets £15. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 12 March
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome.  
Classic Motorcycle Display, Deal Seafront, 12noon. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior
07749 480104
 
Events details More information
Monday 13 March
Commonwealth Day 2017
website: http://thecommonwealth.org/commonwealthday
 
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. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
HealthWalks 2017 - 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
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, 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 Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Weekly meeting. Fee £3 (plus 50p towards shuttlecocks). Ron or Lesley
01304 364726
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 14 March
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 2017 - 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
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)

Senior Citizens' Luncheon, Deal and Betteshanger Rugby Club, The Drill Field, off Canada Road, Walmer, 1pm. A weekly two-course lunch and get-together for local senior citizens. Cost of the meal is £5 and pre-booking is essential to help with catering.

Pre-book a place:
07933 523112
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
Deal and District Branch of the Kent Family History Society Meeting, The Landmark Centre, (Cleary Hall), 129 High Street. Deal, 7pm for 7.30pm. Guest speaker: David Wood on “My Ancestors are revolting”. Admission: Society members free; non members £2. website: www.dealkfhs.org.uk/
Kingsdown Conservation Group Meeting, Kingsdown and Ringwould Primary School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, 7.30pm. Talk: The Secret Life of Kent Seaweeds. Entry: £3 members, £4 non-members. Rosie Bolton
01304 365963
 
Wednesday 15 March
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalks 2017 - Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am) - 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
Kids Kingdom pre-school parent and toddler group (0-4years), Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm. Fee: £1 per family (includes a drink and snack). website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. Janet Saunders
01304 373853
or Pat Collyer
01304 364326
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, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 16 March
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly event with tea, coffee and chat.  
HealthWalks 2017 - 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 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
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 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
 
Friday 17 March
St Patrick's Day 2017  
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
Energy Advice Session, Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-11.30am. Free advice on reducing the cost of gas and electricity bills. Confidential and with no obligation; just bring a latest energy bill. Sarah Gleave
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 852686
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:
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
The Beat Feat with Rankin Roger, Astor Community Theatre. doors open 7.30pm, show 8pm. Formed in 1979, and signed to the 2 Tone record label, The Beat with vocalist Ranking Roger perform old and new classics. Tickets £18 and £23. Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.org.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 18 March
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Quiz Night, Victoria Park Bowling Club, Mill Road, Deal, 7pm for 7.30pm. Tables of up to eight; entry £4 per person. On site bar; bring own snacks. Raffle. Raising funds for Deal and Walmer Handelian Society. Book places:
Jouhie Bawden
01304 361562
 
Sunday 19 March
 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.  
 
Events details More information
Monday 20 March
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. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
HealthWalks 2017 - 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/ Bernie
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
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, 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 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 Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Weekly meeting. Fee £3 (plus 50p towards shuttlecocks). Ron or Lesley
01304 364726
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 21 March
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 2017 - 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. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/

Bernie
07977 491084
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)

Senior Citizens' Luncheon, Deal and Betteshanger Rugby Club, The Drill Field, off Canada Road, Walmer, 1pm. A weekly two-course lunch and get-together for local senior citizens. Cost of the meal is £5.

Pre-book a place:
07933 523112
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
Deal Town Council Meeting, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7.15pm. Meeting of the full council. Open to the public. 01304 361999
 
Wednesday 22 March
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalks 2017- Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am) - 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
Kids Kingdom pre-school parent and toddler group (0-4years), Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm. Fee: £1 per family (includes a drink and snack). website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. Janet Saunders
01304 373853
or Pat Collyer
01304 364326
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, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 23 March
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly event with tea, coffee and chat.  
Country Walk, from seafront car park at the bottom of Granville Road, Walmer, starts 10am, finishes approx 3.45pm. A 10-mile walk, with a lunch stop at St Margaret's Bay, organised by White Cliffs Ramblers. The group welcomes new members. website Diana Backwell
01304 372090
HealthWalks 2017 - 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
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
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 24 March
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
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:
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Electric Strawbs, Astor Community Theatre. doors open 7pm, show 8pm. Tickets £18 and £20. Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.org.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 25 March
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Spring Fair, St George's Hall, High Street, Deal, 10am-4pm. Arts and crafts fair selling a wide selection of arts and crafts goods, including vintage, retro, antiques, jewellery and collectables; also some modern and reloved items. Free admission. Kathleen Knott
01304 375260
e-mail:
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
Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri, Astor Community Theatre. doors open 7pm, show 8pm. Tickets £18. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 26 March

Start of British Summer Time (at 1am GMT). Clocks move forward by an hour, making it 2am BST. (BST ends on Sunday, 30 October 2017.)

 
Mothering Sunday 2017 (Mothers Day)  
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome.  
Trash and Treasure Sale, Astor Community Theatre. 10am-4pm. Convert your unwanted items into cash. Free entry. Sales tables available at £15 (call 01304 370220). Astor Theatre
Manwood Singers Concert, St Mary's Church, St Clare Road, Upper Walmer, 4.30pm. Tickets £10. 01304 366605
 
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Monday 27 March
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. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
HealthWalks 2017 - 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/ Bernie
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
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, 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 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 Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Weekly meeting. Fee £3 (plus 50p towards shuttlecocks). Ron or Lesley
01304 364726
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: "The Man Who Knew Infinity", The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, starts 8pm. In 1913, brilliant East Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) travels to Trinity College in England to work with professor G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons). Cast: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Devika Bhise, Kevin R. McNally, Jeremy Northam, Anthony Calf, Arundathi Nag and Richard Johnson. Director: Matthew Brown. Tickets £5; concessions £4; Astor Friends £3. Astor Theatre
 
Tuesday 28 March
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 2017 - 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 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)

Senior Citizens' Luncheon, Deal and Betteshanger Rugby Club, The Drill Field, off Canada Road, Walmer, 1pm. A weekly two-course lunch and get-together for local senior citizens. Cost of the meal is £5.

Pre-book a place:
07933 523112
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
 
Wednesday 29 March
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalks 2017 - Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am) - 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
Recycled Teenagers Tea Party - monthly social event for the over-50s, The Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Entry: £2.50. Guest speakers, a quiz, tea, coffee and a buffet. Chrissi Dunn
01304 373677
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, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 30 March
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly event with tea, coffee and chat.  
HealthWalks 2017 - 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
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
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
Comedian Gary Delaney, Astor Community Theatre. doors open 7pm, show 8pm. Tickets £15. Astor Theatre
 
Friday 31 March
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
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:
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307

"Frankenstein", Astor Community Theatre. doors open 7pm, show 8pm. Live theatre: The charismatic preacher Reverend Frankenstein shocks Britons with his claims he can communicate with the dead. Tickets £12.

Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.org.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
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