LISTINGS: Thursday 11 August to Thursday 18 August

Below is a list of events taking place in the Observer area over the upcoming week. To submit an event send details to listings@chiobserver.co.uk

Thursday, August 11

CHICHESTER

GROUP: CancerWise Open House - 10.30am - 12pm at Tavern House, Basin Road, Chichester, PO19 8DU. Coffee and chat

EMSWORTH

EXHIBITION: “10th Anniversary of the Ems Valley U3A”. To celebrate the 10 years that the Ems Valley U3A have been active in Emsworth they are delighted to be able to share their enthusiasm for learning with the wider Emsworth Community. The exhibition will illustrate the various interests and activities that the members take part in and show that there is certainly learning, life and fun in Emsworth after retirement. The exhibition runs until 11th September. Emsworth Museum, 10B North Street, Emsworth PO10 7DD, is open on Saturdays and Bank Holiday Monday (August 29th) 10.30am - 4.30pm and on Sundays (and all Fridays in August) 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Admission is free. A stairlift is available. Everyone welcome. For more information email info@emsworthmuseum.org.uk or telephone 01243 378091.

FISHBOURNE

ACTIVITIES: Don’t miss the fun at Fishbourne Roman Palace this summer when there’s a chance to try all things Roman! On Thursdays in August the Palace will come alive with hands-on activities for all ages to enjoy. There will an opportunity to create clay lamps and coil pots, have a go at dressing up as a Roman, make your own mosaic design, play some Roman games, explore the Roman gardens, and find out about the wine the Romans drank! The activities will run from 11am-3pm. There is no need to book, just come along and join in. Suitable for all ages and children should be accompanied by an adult. Further details can be found on the website at www.sussexpast.co.uk or telephone the Palace on 01243 785859.

MIDHURST

GROUP: ‘Singing for the Brain’ run by The Alzheimer’s Society, 10am - 12pm in the Willow Room in the Grange Leisure Centre, Midhurst.

Friday, August 12

BOGNOR

PICNIC: United Response Big Picnic. A day of fun and enjoyment; a celebration of life. 11.30am - 3pm at Hotham Park, Bognor Regis. This is a celebratory picnic in the park promoting mental health for the people we support and the wider community to raise awareness of mental health issues. We will be providing an information stand, tombola, picnic nibbles, and various garden games with music being provided by a radio station dedicated to promoting mental health.

CHICHESTER:

MUSIC: The City Folk Club, 8pm for 8.30pm at The Guide Hall, Whyke Lane, PO19 7US. All kinds of acoustic music in a singaround format. All welcome. Admission £2. Enquiries: 01243 574021

SELSEY

EXHIBITION: Art in Selsey: Annual summer exhibition for fine art (all original paintings by local artists) and crafts and the Selsey Camera Club. Takes place from Friday 12th August to Monday 15th August at the Town Hall from 10am - 4pm each day. Free to get in, raffle, demonstrations. Always an excellent show!

WISBOROUGH GREEN

WALK: Going batty? A talk and guided walk led by Jane Willmott, of Sussex Wildlife Trust who will bring along bat detectors. 8pm meet at the Three Crowns Pub A272, Wisborough Green, RH14 0DX. All welcome but let us know if you’re coming along so we can arrange enough food and drink to have between the talk and walk! Contact: Parishes Wildlife Group; Mike 07949 909351 or Jill 01403 700395. Supported by ARC, Arun and Rother Connections

Saturday, August 13

BOGNOR

HEDGEHOGS: African Pygmy Hedgehog Show, 12.30pm - 4pm. Hedgehogs, raffle, refreshments & crafts. Pagham Village Hall, Pagham Road, Pagham, Bognor Regis. Free entry. Show classes: female hedgehog under 1yr; male hedgehog under 1yr; female hedgehog over 1yr; male hedgehog over 1yr; huffiest hog and, fastest mealworm eater. Classes are £2 per hedgehog per class. Human competition - most hedgehog accessories worn (£1 to enter competition). Money raised from show will be donated to both the National Exotic Hedgehog Rescue and Brent Lodge Wildlife Trust. For more details call 07949 125168

BOSHAM

FLOWERS: Bosham Chidham & District Horticultural Society presents their annual flower and vegetable show. Bosham Village Hall, 2pm. Tombola, raffle, teas, cakes and produce. Admission 50p (under 12s & exhibitors free)

COBNOR

WILDLIFE: Canoe Safari. Learn to canoe and look for wildlife. £28 to include all equipment. Advance booking with Cobnor Activities Centre is essential at www.cobnor.com.

EAST DEAN

FLOWERS: The annual “Valley Gardening Club” Flower and Craft Show will be staged at East Dean Village Hall at 2pm. Come and enjoy a lovely afternoon in this picturesque Downland village. Flowers, vegetables and crafts including children’s exhibits. Display and sale of products produced by artisans in the upper Lavant valley. Prize giving at 3.30pm followed by a raffle and auction of produce. Tea and cake. All welcome to this traditional valley event.

EAST WITTERING

FETE: Church Farm Care Home, Church Farm Lane, East Wittering is holding a summer fete and table top sale, 2pm-4pm, to include a raffle, tombola, cake stall, face painting, BBQ and refreshments. If you would like to book a table please call Nicki Jones on 01243 672999

MILLAND

FLOWERS: Milland Gardening Club will be staging their annual flower and produce show in Milland Valley Memorial Hall. The timings for the day are: 8am-10.20am - people stage their exhibits; 10.30am-12pm - exhibits are judged; 2.15pm-3.45pm - show open for people to see exhibits and prizes; 4pm - sale of produce; 4.30pm - prize giving.

YAPTON

FAIR: Yapton and District Cottage Gardeners Society will be holding their annual summer fair and flower show, 2pm-4pm, in the Yapton and Ford village hall and in the marquee on the King George V playing field, Main Road, Yapton, Arundel, BN18 0ET. An afternoon for all the family – cream teas, model railway, farm and soldiers on display. Children’s activities – painting and craft competition. Ukulele band. Raffle and tombola. Summer fair: free. Flower show: entry to marquee £1. Setup is from 7am to 10.30am. For further information contact Anne Hollis on 01243 551683 or Roy Phillips 01243 552822.

Sunday, August 14

AMBERLEY

CONSERVATION: Wetland management with Scott Robertson of the Chichester Conservation Volunteers on Amberley Wildbrooks from 10am. 01243 552113 or 07815 021331.

BOGNOR

DOGS: The AlphaPet charity animal fun day & dog show. A great family fun day out. Dog show registration from 11.30am, the show and classes kick off at 12.30pm. At Queens Field, West Meads, Bognor Regis. Refreshments available all day. Lots of things to do including charity stalls, cake stall and pets corner. Doggy activities and fun games. Dog show classes include best puppy, best veteran, prettiest bitch, handsomest dog, most appealing eyes, waggiest tail, most like owner (fancy dress optional) and best in show. Agility, flyball and obedience demonstrations. All proceeds to two very worthy causes; Guide Dogs & Catastrophes Cat Rescue. For more information visit www.alphapet.co.uk

MUSIC: Hotham Park Heritage Trust are entering new territory by offering even more free entertainment this summer in Hotham Park. The Trust welcomes Tom Janes, a classical guitarist, at the Bandstand in the Park from 2pm-4pm. Weather permitting. All are invited to bring a chair, or rug and enjoy free live music in the beautiful surroundings of Hotham Park.

CHIDHAM

TEA: Sunday afternoon tea on Vicarage Lawn, Cot Lane, Chidham. Including cakes, raffle and croquet. 3pm to 5pm. All proceeds to Chidham Churches Fund

DELL QUAY

PHOTOGRAPHY: Photography for Families. Photograph a Harbourside village and shoreline with artist-photographer Barry Williams. £20 per person. Booking essential on 01243 513275. Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay. Roadside parking. More info at www.conservancy.co.uk.

SIDLESHAM

FAYRE: The Cat & Rabbit Rescue Centre’s summer fayre, 11am-4pm, is our main fund raising event. We have something for everyone, and please look at our amazing prizes on offer at our auction (www.crrc.co.uk). Holborow Lodge, Chalder Lane, Sidlesham. The centre still continues to care for over 250 animals, and we are always looking for forever homes for these animals. To help care for all these animals, Pamela Fitzsimons, one of our amazing volunteers organized a fund raising at Chichester Theatre and with staff and volunteers dressing up as cats and rabbits, and it was a great success, and were particularly pleased that James Bolam, Anne Reid, Evie Edgell, and Susan Jameson, who were all at the Minerva, came over and gave their support. The event raised £400 which was fantastic. The CRRC is still inundated with unwanted and stray animals, and last week had two cats dumped in a carrier outside the gate, which was very upsetting for them and everyone who helps us.

SINGLETON

LUNCH: Singleton Village Hall ploughman’s lunches and cream teas. 11.30pm - 5pm. All proceeds to hall maintenance fund. Further details 01243 811453/ 811726

WESTBOURNE

FLOWERS: The Westbourne horticultural show takes place at the Parish hall from 1pm. We have a great show planned and a village garden party with a bouncy castle, games, local butcher Treagust serving ‘Harry’s’ hot dogs, wine by the glass, Emsworth beer, Northney ice creams and our WI running the cake and tea room. The all star raffle has a main prize of a family pass to Alton Towers worth over £140, lots of local meals out and hampers from local businesses.

YAPTON

FETE: Warmere Court Care Home’s summer fete, 2pm until 5pm. BBQ, live music, craft tables, fun and games, raffle, bric-a-brac plus much more. Special guest appearance from Paul Manners from Britain’s Got Talent and the mayor of Arundel.

Monday, August 15

CHICHESTER

GROUP: CancerWise Between Friends Breast Cancer Group - 11am - 12.30pm at Tavern House, Basin Road, Chichester, PO19 8DU.

WESTERGATE

CLUB: Holiday bible club at Westergate Methodist Church. Local children are set for a week of fun and games with a holiday club being organised jointly by Westergate Methodist Church and Westergate Christian Fellowship! Based on Scripture Union’s ‘Guardians of Ancora’ holiday club material the week will be full of games, crafts, drama, music, DVD presentations and Bible stories as children learn about stories from the Gospel of Luke. The holiday club runs from Monday 15th August to Friday 19th August from 10am to 12pm and is open to all children aged 5 – 11. The leaders of the holiday club are excited about the event, and are looking forward to the holiday club and encouraging children to come along.

Tuesday, August 16

DELL QUAY

FAMILY: Crabbing Competition. Bring a bucket and a crabbing line to join in the fun. Prizes for the winners. £3 per competitor, £1 per spectator on the day. Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay. Roadside parking. More info at www.conservancy.co.uk.

MIDHURST

TALK: Living Well with dementia hub for information and support for people with dementia and their carers. Drop-in 10am-12pm in the Willow Room in The Grange Leisure Centre, Midhurst. This week West Sussex Fire Service will give a talk about fire safety. For further details please contact Coastal West Sussex Mind on 07926000949.

Wednesday, August 17

FITTLEWORTH

EVENT: Fittleworth & District Horticultural Society summer show - entries evening. 6pm – 7pm in the Village Hall.

PAGHAM

WALK: Evening bird walk around North Walls and Pagham Lagoon with Kerry Jackson of the RSPB Chichester Local Group. Meet at end of Church Lane, Map Ref: SZ880976 at 5pm. 01243 262833.

Thursday, August 18

CHICHESTER

GROUP: CancerWise open house - 10.30am - 12pm at Tavern House, Basin Road, Chichester PO19 8DU. Coffee and chat

EMSWORTH

EXHIBITION: “10th Anniversary of the Ems Valley U3A”. To celebrate the 10 years that the Ems Valley U3A have been active in Emsworth they are delighted to be able to share their enthusiasm for learning with the wider Emsworth Community. The exhibition will illustrate the various interests and activities that the members take part in and show that there is certainly learning, life and fun in Emsworth after retirement. The exhibition runs until 11th September. Emsworth Museum, 10B North Street, Emsworth PO10 7DD, is open on Saturdays and Bank Holiday Monday (August 29th) 10.30am - 4.30pm and on Sundays (and all Fridays in August) 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Admission is free. A stairlift is available. Everyone welcome. For more information email info@emsworthmuseum.org.uk or telephone 01243 378091.

FISHBOURNE

ACTIVITIES: Don’t miss the fun at Fishbourne Roman Palace this summer when there’s a chance to try all things Roman! On Thursdays in August the Palace will come alive with hands-on activities for all ages to enjoy. There will an opportunity to create clay lamps and coil pots, have a go at dressing up as a Roman, make your own mosaic design, play some Roman games, explore the Roman gardens, and find out about the wine the Romans drank! The activities will run from 11am-3pm. There is no need to book, just come along and join in. Suitable for all ages and children should be accompanied by an adult. Further details can be found on the website at www.sussexpast.co.uk or telephone the Palace on 01243 785859.

MIDHURST

GROUP:’Singing for the Brain’ run by the Alzheimer’s Society, 10am - 12pm in the Willow Room in the Grange Leisure Centre, Midhurst.