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DiaryDates Friday 01 December – Sunday 17 December, From16:30 -1/2 hour timed entry tickets until 7.30 pm

Glow Wild Winter Lantern Festival Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6TN Join us for a magical after-dark walk through Wakehurst’s beautiful botanic gardens and majestic woodlands - brought to life with glowing, handcrafted lanterns. 30 November to 17 December (Thursdays to Sundays only). Wakehurst visitor information line: 01444 894066, email: wakehurst@kew.org Friday 01 December – Sunday 24 December, 10:30-18:00

The History of Christmas Carols

Hever Castle & Gardens, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG Walk through the beautifully decorated rooms of the Castle to discover the history of Christmas Carols. Follow the garden trail and discover the story of the Twelve Days of Christmas. This event runs from 25 November to 24 December. Christmas admission prices apply. www.hevercastle.co.uk/ whats-on/ Friday 01 December, 13:00

Lunch Time Concerts in Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church, Church Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JZ Meridian Voices. Concerts are held on the first Friday of each month. Tea, coffee and squash available from 12:30 and there is no charge. Friday 01 December, 16:00-20:00

Rushfield’s Late Night Christmas Opening

Rushfields Plant Centre, Henfield Road, Poynings BN45 7AY We will have Santa walking around with his elves. There will be 2 fairground roundabouts for the children with free rides. We have farm shop suppliers with samples and tastings. The café will have a BBQ going. There will be mulled wine and mince pies, plus huge savings to be made on all garden centre products. Friday 01 December, 17:00-20:00

Enhance Aesthetics & Beauty Christmas Event

Enhance Aesthetics & Beauty Salon, 1 Whitehall Parade, London Road, East Grinstead H19 1AP A beautiful, sparkly event full of special offers, goodies, nibbles and drinks and free treatment. Evening of pampering and luxury. www.enhanceyou.co.uk Friday 01, 08, 15, 22 & 29 December, 18:30-21:30

Forest Row Village Club – Happy Hour

Station Road, Forest Row RH18 5DW

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is squeaking or your kettle won’t boil bring it along and see if we can help. Free to enter. All repairs are free but donations will be gratefully received towards ongoing costs of the service. www.facebook.com/ RepairCafeForestRow/

Pagham Village Hall, Pagham Road, Bognor Regis PO21 4NJ A floral art demonstration by Steve McDonnell, winner of many gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show. Admission is £12 per person to include Afternoon Tea.

K2 Leisure Centre, Combat Room, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley RH11 9BG Adults only Self Defense classes based on Yoshinkan Akido. Warm and friendly Club, suitable for all genders who would look to protect themselves against aggressors of all sizes. First lesson free, £37.50 monthly. Contact: George 07882 186130 or Stan 07581 511801 www.facebook.com/ CrawleyAkidoClub

Saturday 02 December, 10:00-15:00

Saturday 02 December, 19:00-23:00

Community Centre Car Park or Forresters Green, Hartfield Road, Forest Row RH18 5DZ Fine Foods and Crafts Market, with a social atmosphere including activities and demonstrations. Contact: Sue Young, DMA (Market Manager) 01342 822661 sue.young@forestrow. gov.uk, http/forestrow.gov.uk/forestrow-market.aspx

Tottington Manor, Edburton, Nr Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9LJ Join Rodney and Delboy for a fun filled evening whilst enjoying a sumptuous 3 course meal. £42.50 per person. Contact Sara Luff 01903 815757, info@tottingtonmanor. co.uk, www.tottingtonmanor.co.uk

Friday 01, 08 & 15 December, 19:30-22:00

Mid Sussex Amateur Radio Society

Saturday 02 & Sunday 03 December, 10:00-17:00

Saturday 02 December, 09:00-16:30

Midhurst Rother College, North Street, Midhurst GU29 9DT Over fifty professional craftspeople exhibit their stunning work in this new spacious building. An ideal place for relaxed Christmas shopping. £3 adults, accompanied children free. www. thesussexguild.co.uk

Happy Hour every Friday, with beer from £2.50. Contact: 01342 822856 frvillageclub@outlook.com www.forestrowvillageclub.co.uk

Friday 01, 08, 15, 22 & 29 December, 19:00-20:00

Aikido (Self Defence)

Cyprus Hall, Millfield Suite, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX This month we have the following: 1. Christmas Dinner – In House Upstairs, 2. ‘On Air Night’ and 3. Christmas Quiz. Contact: Stella Rogers 07803 086838 www.msars.org.uk

Sussex Woodcraft Society Annual Show & Exhibition

Henfield Village Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 9DB Sale of high quality handcrafted wooden items plus large exhibition. Free admission but donations gladly accepted for Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice. Contact: Brian Campion 01444 232824 briancampion542@gmail.com www.sussexwoodcraft.co.uk December Weekends 10:00-12:00, 13:30-16:00, 24th December 10:00-12:00

Santa’s Toy Factory

South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY Visit Santa in his toy factory. See his elves in action, meet Santa in his factory office and receive a gift. £5 per child. All proceeds to charity, supporting local children in need. www.tatesofsussex.co.uk 01273 845232. Saturday 02 December, 10:00-12:00

Christmas Fair

Haywards Heath URC, 55 South Road, Haywards Heath RH 15 4LQ (Between Boots and the Co-op). We look forward to welcoming you. Stalls include Gifts, Toiletries, Cakes, Books, Tombola and Raffle. Refreshments available. Saturday 02 December, 10:00-13:00

Repair Café Forest Row

Community Centre, Hartfield Road, Forest Row RH18 5DZ If your jeans need patching, your bike

Forest Row Village Market

The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show in Midhurst

Saturdays 02, 09, 16 & 23, Sundays 03, 10, 17 & 24 December

Bluebell Railway Santa Specials 2017

Station Approach, Sheffield Park Station TN22 3QL Come along and enjoy a journey through the Sussex countryside, in all its winter splendour! Adults £22, Child £15, Toddler £9. For further details, please go to www.bluebell-railway. com/whats_on/santa-specials-2017, 01825 720800. Saturday 02 December, 14:00-16:00

Christmas Horse & Carriage Rides Forest Row Village, Hartfield Road/Lewes Road, Forest Row RH18 5ES Supporting the Christmas Village Market and Christmas Celebrations at The Swan. Donations to charity. Contact: Pippa Yates, Ballard & Shortall, 01342 822120 community.ballard@cpjfield.co.uk Saturday 02 December, 14:00-16:00

Mid Sussex Older People’s Council Christmas Party

King Edward Hall, 24 High Street, Lindfield RH16 2HH Christmas party for the over 60s. Hot drinks, cakes, mince pies, entertainment and raffle. Please phone to book. Transport arranged on request. Free entry. Contact: Nicola 01444 242760, nicola@msopc.org.uk, www.msopc.org.uk Saturday 02 December, 14:00-16:00

Christmas Floral Fantasy

Only Fools and 3 Courses Christmas Special

Sunday 03 December, 10:00-16:00

Christmas Family Festival

London Road, East Grinstead RH19 1AB A welcome return to our famous French Market and a host of stalls and amusements. A great family event. A visit to Father Christmas and a chance to see him in his grotto! Monday 04, 11 & 18 December, 08:00-17:00

General Antiques & Collectables Auction

Gorringes, 15 North Street, Lewes, East Sussex NB7 2PE Gorringes hold a weekly Monday sale. This is a well-established auction holding between 600 and 800 lots of antique and other furniture, ceramics, jewellery, pictures, silver and collectables. 01273 472503 clientservices@gorringes.co.uk Monday 04 December, 10:30-13:00

Coffee, Cake and the Collection at East Grinstead Museum

Old Market Yard, Cantelupe Road, East Grinstead RH19 3BJ An opportunity to handle artefacts and share memories over a cup of tea and cake at the Museum. Free entry. No booking required. Monday 04 December, arrival drink at 12:00

Christmas Ladies Luncheon

Ashdown Park, Wych Cross, Nr Forest Row RH18 5JR Get into the festive spirit with our Executive Chef for tasty top tips this Christmas with an Ashdown Park twist! Tickets are £37.50 per person. Contact: 01342 824988 pgraham@elitehotels.co.uk www.ashdownpark.com/katherinerichards-ladies-luncheon Tuesday 05, 12 & 19 December, 10:30-13:00

IT Drop-in Sessions

Morley’s Bistro, 42 High Street, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RG Computer or gadget problems? Why not come to one of our informal ‘drop-in’ sessions being held at Morley’s Bistro. £5 for one 15 minute session.

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Tuesday 05 December, 11:00-13:00

Full on Christmas with your AGA

The Aga Shop, 10 Market Square, Horsham RH12 1EU Full blown Christmas lunch made so easy and trouble free on the AGA with our wonderful David Pengelly from Cornwall. £24. Booking is essential. Contact: Pauline Hadfield, The Aga Shop, 01403 254955/01403 262588 horsham@agarangemaster.co.uk www. agaliving.com Tuesday 05 – Friday 22 December

Christmas Lunches at 4 Canon Lane

4 Canon Lane, Chichester PO19 1PX Join us for a delicious festive lunch. £25 per person – 3 courses with coffee. Contact: Charlotte 01243 813585 events@chichestercathedral.org.uk Tuesday 05, 12 & 19 December, 19:00-21:00

Sussex School of Meditation

Centenary Hall, St Wilfred’s Way, Haywards Heath RH16 3QH We offer mindfulness and meditation courses every Tuesday (except 26 Dec). Get your first taster session free. See www.sussexschoolofmeditation.co.uk for more details. 07766 758696. Tuesday 05 December, 20:00–23:00

The Group for Unattached Men & Women Aged 50+

A pub in Lewes A round of golf ? Day at the races? Country walk? Dinner? Casino? Quiz? Cinema? Holiday? These are events from The Group Diary. The Group meets in Lewes on the first Tuesday evening of every month. Visit www. thegroup.org.uk and give one of the contact numbers a call. Tuesday 05 December, 20:00-22:00

Lindfield & District Folk Dance Club

Ashenground Community Centre, Vale Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4JR Folk dancing for fun, no partner needed. £2 including tea/coffee and biscuit at half time. First evening free. Contact: Mike 01444 482741. Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

‘Gages’ Home Delivery Service – Forest Row Parish Council

Delivered to the Forest Row and Ashurst Wood Area This service allows residents that are unable to visit us for lunch to have a home-cooked meal delivered. Soup £2, Main Meal £4.50, Dessert £2. The cost to deliver a meal is 50p per day. Contact: Sara Smart sara.smart@forestrow.co.uk Wednesday 06 December, 13:30 for 14:0016:15

Burgess Hill Flower Club Christmas Flower Arranging

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8EU Come and enjoy the beauty of flower arranging and get ideas for Christmas. There will be a demonstration by Gill Homer entitled Countdown to Christmas. There will also be a competition of

flower arranging entitled Christmas Box. Come and enjoy a cup of tea. £6.00 (1st visit free with a copy of Living Magazine).

Wednesday 06 December, 10:30-12:00

Coffee Morning in support of The Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice

Fairway Lounge, Country Club, Ashdown Park, Wych Cross, Nr Forest Row RH18 5JR Executive Chef will be giving his Christmas Top Tips! Enjoy a hot beverage and homemade treats. £5.00 - all proceeds go to charity. www.ashdownpark.com Wednesday 06 December, 14:15

Hurstpierpoint WI Meeting

The Girl Guide Headquarters, Trinity Road Car Park, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY Christmas entertainment by pupils from St Lawrence School. Visitors welcome £3. Thursday 07 December

Charity Event in aid of St Peter & St James

Mandarin House, 33 High Street, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9TT Liz Linn is holding this event to raise money for St Peter & St James. Anyone who knew her husband Roger would be welcome to come between 11am and 2pm for coffee and cake, or 6pm and 9pm for prosecco and nibbles. A small entry donation to go directly to the hospice would be much appreciated. Thursday 07 December, 14:30

Mid Sussex Association National Trust – 40th Anniversary Tea

Clair Hall, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN 40th Anniversary Tea - £5 admission by ticket. Tea and quiz. Normal membership £7, plus £3 per lecture. Non-members £5 per lecture. Contact: Anne Tucker 01444 455803. Thursday 07 December

Ditchling Film Society – Hidden Figures

Ditchling Village Hall, Lewes Road, Ditchling BN6 8QT See Local Living. Friday 08 – Sunday 10 December

Cuckfield Christmas Tree Festival

Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield RH17 5JZ Times: Fri 11:30-19:30, Sat 11:3018:30, Sun 11:30-17:00 followed by a Carol Service at 18:00 and mulled wine and mince pies in the Old School afterwards. Fundraising for Chailey Heritage and Holy Trinity Church. Friday 08 December 09:30-12:00

Light Garlands

Made and Making, Garden Studio, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY Come along and make your own jolly set of 10 mini lampshades and lights in this fun and creative session. You can never have too many fairy lights! Fee £25. www.madeandmaking.co.uk sarah@madeandmaking.co.uk, 07967 819540. Friday 08 – Sunday 10 December, 10:0016:30

Keep it Local Crafts for Christmas

South Downs Nurseries, A273 Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY Simply crafts. All handmade and all local. Made with love in Sussex and Kent for you to give at Christmas. Free entry. www.keepitlocalevents.co.uk Contact: Anne Marriner 07902 151850 anne@keepitlocalevents.co.uk

Turner Dumbrell Workshops

Friday 08 December

Friends of Chailey School Christmas Fayre

Bespoke Interiors Late Night Shopping

Bespoke Interiors, High Street, Henfield Join us for a glass of wine and nibbles. Trevor House, 07799136240 trevorhouse@bespokeinteriorfurniture. co.uk Friday 08 December, 18:00-21:00

Ditchling Village Evening

Ditchling Village BN6 8TS Festive family fun. Village shops, cafes and pubs open, including events in the Barn on the Green, church and museum. www.visitditchling.co.uk From Friday 08 December

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley RH10 6YZ Stephen Mulhern (Catchphrase, Saturday Night Takeaway) stars in this sensational family pantomime. Contact: 01293 553636 hawth.co.uk for further details. Friday 08 & Monday 11 December, 19:30

Festival of Lessons and Carols for the Public

Lancing College Chapel, Lancing BN15 ORW Please phone 01273 452213 or 01273 465968 to obtain tickets. Friday 08 December, 20:00-21:30

Burgess Hill History Society – Christmas Social

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX Christmas social – members only. Entertainment by the Sussex Harmony Chorus singing A Capella and part harmony. Saturday 09 December, 10:00–12:00

Adur & Worthing Coeliacs Coffee Morning

The Co-op Community Space, Co-operative Store, Ham Road, Shoreham-By-Sea BN43 6PA Adur and Worthing Coeliacs is a recently formed support group for people with Coeliac Disease. Gluten free cake available. William Andrews 07773 298713 adurandworthingcoeliacs@hotmail. com, www.adurandworthingcoeliacs. wordpress.com

Dumbrells Court Road, Ditchling BN6 8GT An opportunity to buy original gifts from local artists and makers: jewellery; handbags; paintings; cards; Christmas wreaths and more! Natasha Caughey 01273 845582 Natasha@auricula. co.uk, www.auricula.co.uk Saturday 09 December, 11:00-13:30 Mill Lane, South Chailey BN8 4PU Celebrity guest to officially open the Fayre at 11am. Over 20 gift and craft stallholders, fresh wreaths, tombolas, raffle, lucky dip and games. Refreshments available. Free entry. Raffle Draw 1pm. Saturday 09 December, 11:00-15:00

Meet the Christmas Food Producers

South Downs Heritage Centre, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY Meet the food producers with free festive food and drink tastings and many special offers for one day only. info@southdownsheritagecentre.co.uk 01273 847707. Saturday 09 December, 11:00-16:00

Mansion Market

Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road, Forest Row RH18 5JA Visit this beautiful 18th century mansion to solve all your Christmas gift problems. From delicious food and interesting crafts to clothing, jewellery, or toys - there is something for everyone. Puppet Shows and an all-day Café. Parking and entry are free. To book a stall: 01342 824944. Saturday 09 December, 13:00-15:30

The Windmills Junior School Christmas Fayre

The Windmills Junior School, Dale Avenue, Hassocks BN6 8LS There will be plenty of fun and games and some active challenges too! We have book and toy stalls, Christmas crafts, a raffle, and of course, Father Christmas in his grotto. Our Food Hall will be jam-packed with bakes, cakes, mince pies, beer and mulled wine all accompanied by festive music including our fabulous school choir! Free entry. Saturday 09 December, 14:00-16:00

Linfield House Christmas Fayre

18-22 Wykeham Road, Worthing BN11 4JD Join us for festive fun, with a variety of stalls, raffle, Christmas gifts, mulled wine and mince pies and Santa’s Grotto! Entry: Free. 01903 529629 FB: Guild Care, Twitter:@GuildCare

Saturday 09 December, 10:00-15:00

Saturday 09 December, 15:00-17:00

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX An array of stalls, many in support of local groups, selling homemade produce and handicrafts. Refreshments available. Free admission! Hosted by Burgess Hill Horticultural Society. www. burgesshillhorticulturalsociety.com

Westmeston Parish Hall, Lewes Road, Westmeston BN6 8RJ A chance to meet Father Christmas before he leaves for the North Pole. Enjoy homemade cake, mince pies and sandwiches. Take part in the raffles and have a relaxing and fun afternoon. Easy parking. Tickets at the gate, Adults £3.00, Children £1. Plus £1 to meet Father Christmas.

Saturday 09 December, 10:00-16:00

Saturday 09 December, 19:30

Burgess Hill Horticultural Society - Christmas Market

Christmas Open Studios at The

Westmeston Christmas Tea

We Three Kings

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DiaryDates Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN A 2 hour uplifting Rock‘n’Roll Show that will have you dancing in the aisles to all the favourites from Billy Fury, Buddy Holly and Elvis. Contact: 01444 242888 www.placesforpeopleleisure.org Sunday 10 & 31 December, 10:00-14:00

Conservation Work Parties

Bedelands Nature Reserve, Meet in Car Park RH15 10th December will be short with festive fayre and a bonfire after. Help to maintain your local nature reserve and enjoy the workout for free. All tools supplied. Stay as long as you wish. Mary Smith 01444 242667. Monday 11 December, 14:30

Will the Real Santa Claus Please Stand up

The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield, BN5 9DB The story of St Nicholas from a Byzantium miracle worker 1600 years ago to the universal gift giver Santa Claus. The ideal Christmas lecture. Guest Welcome-£5, Annual membership–only £29. 01273 49494 www.adurvalley.org Monday 11–Friday 15 December

Sharpening & Essential Cabinetmaking Hand Skills

John Lloyd Fine Furniture, Bankside Farm, Ditchling Common RH15 OSJ Ideally some knowledge of woodworking is useful but not essential. All materials are included in the cost of the course. Skill Level: Beginner. £590. Contact: John Lloyd 01444 480388 info@johnlloydfinefurniture.co.uk Monday 11–Friday 15 December

Festive Fizz and Shop Specials

Woolovers Factory Shop Victoria Gardens, Burgess Hill RH15 9NB Join us for a glass of Prosecco and a spot of Christmas shopping. woolovers.com Monday 11 December

The Arts Society Steyning – Christmas Fund Raiser

The Steyning Centre, Church Street/Fletchers Croft, Steyning BN44 3XZ Dr Gill Clarke MBE, curator and visiting professor at The Otter Gallery University of Chichester will give an illustrated lecture on The Bishop Otter Art Collection – A Hidden Gem at the University of Chichester. Tickets £10. Call 01903 810232 or 01273 554692. Tuesday 12 December, 09:30-14:30

Presser Foot Perfection

Made and Making, Garden Studio, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY Lost with all those extra feet for your sewing machine? Want to know what they do? Join us for this fun and informative session. Fee £60. 07967 819540, www.madeandmaking.co.uk sarah@madeandmaking.co.uk Tuesday 12 December, 10:00-16:00

Bonhams Valuation Day

The Courtlands Hotel, 19-27 The Drive, Hove BN3 3JE Bonhams specialists will be at The Courtlands Hotel to offer free and

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confidential advice on items you may be considering selling at auction. 01273 220000, hove@bonhams.com bonhams.com/hove

Soiree Amicale for members and invited guests. Contact: Barbara Stevens 01444 452385.

Tuesday 12 December, 14:00 for 14:15-16:30

The Visually-Impaired Reading Group

Mid Sussex Philatelic Society

King Edward Hall, Lindfield RH16 2SL (Lunch at the Bent Arms from 12.00). The Life of Abraham Lincoln presented by Angus Lincoln. Contact: Jim Etherington 01273 471897 jespeth@hotmail.com Tuesday 12 December, 19:30

Storrington Film Night – Their Finest

Sullington Hall, Thakeham Road, Storrington RH20 3PP Film– Their Finest, bar and raffle. Tickets £5, from Card Shop, Storrington or on the door. Contact: Ken Collins 01903 740745. Tuesday 12 December, 19:45

Wolstonbury WI Monthly Meeting Club Suite, Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, Trinity Road BN6 9UY Christmas Theme with Katharine Collett. Contact: Jane Biggs 01273 834421. Tuesday 12 December, 20:00

The Group for Unattached Men & Women Aged 50+

A pub in Burgess Hill A round of golf ? Day at the races? Country walk? Dinner? Casino? Quiz? Cinema? Holiday? These are events from The Group Diary. The Group meets in Burgess Hill on the second Monday evening of every month. Visit www.thegroup.org.uk and give one of the contact numbers a call. Wednesday 13 December, 10:15 for 10:45-12:00

The Arts Society Mid Sussex

Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN We Three Kings: music, art poetry and legends inspired by the Magi. A talk by Peter Medhurst on the impact of the Magi on the culture of later generations. Non members welcome: £7 on door. www.mid-sussexdfas.org.uk Wednesday 13 December, 13:00-14:00

Tiger Arts Free Lunchtime Concert All Saints Church, High Street, Lindfield RH16 2HS Light lunches and music and singing concert. Everyone welcome. Free entry, but donations towards lunch and concert costs would be appreciated. Contact: allsaints@lindfieldnfo/ tigerarts 01444 483294. Wednesday 13 December, 19:45-22:00

East Grinstead RSPB Local Group Illustrated Lecture Main Hall, East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT Christmas Social and Quiz. Free to members, £5 for guests. Contact: Mark Roberts 01342 843190. Wednesday 13 December, 20:00-22:00

The Mid-Sussex Franco-British Society – Soiree Amicale

Function Suite, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN

Friday 15 December, 10:00-12:00 Haywards Heath Library, 34 Boltro Road, Haywards Heath RH16 1BN This group meets every third Friday. Transport provided. If interested please contact Dorothy Lazenby on 01444 450947. Friday 15 December, 19:15-21:45

Music for Everyone

The Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX International organist/keyboard player Chris Jones. Entry £5 on door. Doors open at 18:00. Contact: Rosalie Birchmore 01444 241269. Friday 15 December, 19:30-21:30

East Grinstead Society Meeting – O Rare Old Grinstead, Part IV

Main Hall, East Court Mansion, East Grinstead RH19 3LT More voices from the past. By Michael Leppard, local historian and one of the founding members of our Society. £1 members and £3 per non-members. Contact: Joan Roberts 01342 322648. Saturday 16 December, 09:00-13:00

Hassocks Village Market

December 2017. A great night of music, comedy and laughter. Buffet from 7pm with Elvis taking to the stage from 8.45pm (approx.). Tickets are priced at £16 each. Call 01273 842946 to book yours now, as these nights always sell out fast.

Tuesday 19 December, 20:00

Advent Carol Concert for Charity

Ardingly College Chapel, College Lane, Ardingly RH17 6SQ Advent Carol Concert by Candlelight with Ardingly Choral Society who will perform Schubert – Mass in G and Carols. Free entry with retiring collection in aid of St Peter & St James Hospice. Rehearsal at 6.30pm. www.ardinglychoralsociety.org.uk Wednesday 20 December

Murdoch’s Crazy Eyes

Thatched Inn, Grand Avenue, Hassocks, West Sussex BN6 8DH The fantastic live covers band return to The Thatched on Wednesday, 20th December 2017. No tickets required and the restaurant will be open as usual. Please call David or Leisa on 01273 842946 to reserve your table now. Wednesday 20 December, 20:00-22:30

Meeting of the Royal Marines Association

National Tyres Forecourt, 60 Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8AR A lively and bustling village market supporting local producers and crafts-people. Huge selection of fresh produce and much more. Music and singing, weather depending, plus Hassocks Football Club. Contact: Amanda Felix 01273 842701 or via Facebook ‘Hassocks Village Market’.

Upstairs Function Room, The Royal British Legion, 9-11 Buckingham Road, Shoreham by Sea BN43 5UA A gathering of Ex Royal Marines and veterans to have a meeting about local events and to socialise together. Yearly Membership Fee of £15 plus £3 local subs. Contact: Maureen Copelin Maureen.copelin@ntlworld.com 01273 236437.

Saturday 16 December, 10:00-12:00

Friday 22 December, 19:00-23:00

Traidcraft Stall and Coffee Morning

Hassocks United Reformed Church, 23 Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8AB Buy fairly traded groceries, Christmas cards and gifts and sample fair trade coffee or tea. Children’s activities. Contact: julia@pjscot2.plus.com Sunday 17 December, 14:00-16:00

Good Neighbours Christmas Party Annexe next to St Michael & All Angels Church, Plumpton BN7 See Local Living. Sunday 17 December

Daniel O’Donnell at the Brighton Centre

Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2GR Irish singer, performer and national treasure. Daniel will delight his audiences once more with festive cheer, fan favourites and tracks from his new album Back Home Again. Tel 0844 847 1515, brightoncentre. co.uk, bookingsdirect.com Monday 18 & Tuesday 19 December, 19:30

Special Elvis Nights

Thatched Inn, Grand Avenue, Hassocks BN6 8DH The hugely popular Special Elvis Nights returns to The Thatched on Monday, 18th & Tuesday, 19th

Rat Pack Christmas Party

Tottington Manor, Edburton, Nr Henfield BN5 9LJ Back by popular demand Dean Ager performs songs by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Michael Buble, plus seasonal specials. £35 per person including a delicious 3 course meal. Contact: Sara Luff 01903 815757 info@tottingtonmanor.co.uk www.tottingtonmanor.co.uk Saturday 30 December

£10 Tray Day

Clive Miller Butchers, 2 Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RU £10 Tray Days are on the last Saturday of every month. 20 different varieties of meats to choose from. Contact: Clive Miller 01273 832256 Sunday 31 December, 20:30–01:00

New Years Eve Party

Forest Row Village Club, Station Road, Forest Row RH18 5DW All members and non-members welcome. Members £10 and £15 for non-members. Contact: 01342 822856 – Secretary or frvillageclub@outlook.com

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