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The closing date for next month is 16/11/2017


Over 50s Badminton Group.  We meet every Monday from 12 until 2. 15 in the Mountbatten Centre, Alexandra Park, PO2 9PB.
All most welcome to our friendly, mixed group. Please phone either Ann on 02392 697293 or Sue on 02392 328020 for more details.

A Chorus For Female Voices. Spirit-of-the-South have an Open Evening on the first Tuesday of every month, from 7-30 until 9pm.
Come and hear how four part harmony blends, and see 24 ladies enjoying singing. Beginners welcome. We rehearse every Tuesday evening at Havant Methodist Church, Havant, Hants. Call 02392-451220 0r 02392-641997

Mumbaba is a fun sing-along session followed by time for free refreshments and chat and play.
Babies from 6 weeks and toddlers love Mumbaba and forget to cry! Pay as you go! Turn up and join in the family fun! Find a group near you on www.mumbaba.co.uk, email mumbabafun@gmail.com or phone 07941197033

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS EVENT in Waterlooville Town Centre.  Funfair, Live music, Craft market, Hog roast, Sing a long and more.. 
Lantern Parade 4:45, Lights Switch on 5:30.  Timings approximate, organised by the Waterlooville Events Team see FB Waterlooville Events Team or contact waterlooville.events@gmail.com for full details.

Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK.
The Hayling Island Division consists of four Rainbow units, four Brownie packs, three Guide units and a Senior Section group. All are run by a dedicated team of trained volunteers who give their time and energy, providing a space for girls to be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities. We build girls’ confidence, raise their aspirations and give them the chance to discover their full potential. Why not join us today? www.girlguiding.org.uk 

Dance Fusion Fitness Classes Improve coordination, get fit, increase confidence. Tuesday 6.30pm, Thursday 10.30am, Friday 6.30pm. Meridian Judo Club, Harold road. £5. For more info. Call Laura 07843087697. Facebook page: dance fusion fitness. www.laurasimms.co.uk 

Saturday 4th November, River Park Leisure Centre, Winchester, from 6:30pm Bonfire night and fireworks
This spectacular promises to be an entertaining event for all the family. Every year around 20,000 people gather for the display. The event will commence with a procession at King Alfred’s Statue, headed for the hype of activity afterwards. Purchase your tickets at: winchesterbonfire.co.uk/shop

CHRISTMAS FAYRE on Saturday. 4th November, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Emsworth Baptist Church, North Street, Emsworth.
Lots of craft, cards and cakes - and more! Refreshments available.

Rowlands Castle Craft Fayre Parish Hall, Links Lane, Rowlands Castle PO9 6AD. Saturday: 4 Nov, 2 Dec. 10am to 1pm. 
Free admission. Refreshments available. Approx 24 stalls selling high quality hand-made items made by local people. Crafts can include Beading, Body products, Candle-making, Ceramics, Dyeing and Spinning, Glass-work, Jewellery, Knitting, Paper-craft, Patchwork and Quilting, Woodwork. Knitting Advice Clinic available. Plant stall. Disabled access. On-road parking and car park close by. 5 mins walk from bus stop and train station. Enquiries to: rowlandscastlecraftfayre@gmail.com
Find us on Facebook at Rowlands Castle Craft Fayre.

“Nashville’s next stealth pop weapon”, Angel Snow, comes to Portsmouth on Saturday 4th November. 7.30pm.
The Tea Tray, 31 Osborne Road, Southsea, PO5 3LR. A rare intimate and up-close show for the Grammy-nominated singer / songwriter, who collaborated with Alison Krauss on her “Paper Airplane” album. Angel Snow writes and performs the kind of music you can just fall in love with! Tickets £10 each in store at The Tea Tray or online at www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

WondrousBirth Hypnobirthing Antenatal Classes, Starting 4th November 2017 and consists of 4x2.5hour classes over three Saturdays at Rebalance Pilates Studio, Whitedale Farm, East Street, Hambledon, PO7 4RZ.
An antenatal class to prepare you and your partner for the birth of your baby. These classes will quickly build your confidence in your body's capabilities and enable you to have a more calm and comfortable birth. Places are limited to 6 couples and fill up fast. For information on our November group course and other courses, please visit www.wondrousbirthhypnobirthing.co.uk or call 07743358845.

Christmas Market Evening. Wednesday 8th November 7pm-9pm at Catherington Infant School, 316 Catherington Ln, Waterlooville PO8 0TD. 
Local business & craft stalls for ideal gift ideas, prosecco and other refreshments available plus a raffle all in aid of the school. Free Entry.

Wednesday 8 November, 2 – 4 pm, Care and Fellowship group
At Church of the Resurrection hall, Brecon Avenue, Drayton PO6 2AP

Everyone is welcome to join this friendly group. Admission of £1 includes tea, biscuits and a raffle ticket.

The Arts Society – Portsdown. Thursday 9th November – Making History in Bronze 
A lecture by the internationally renowned sculptor Philip Jackson whose beautiful and awe-inspiring work graces both the public arena and the art gallery. Join us at 2pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month from October to July at St Nicholas’ Church Centre, Belmont Grove, Bedhampton, PO9 3PU. For a wide range of arts-related lectures by expert and entertaining speakers. We also organise study days & outings. Visitors, and those interested in joining the Society as members, are very welcome. Please contact the Membership Secretary at portsdownmembership@gmail.com  or visit www.theartssocietyportsdown.org.uk 

TANGENT Waterlooville is joining forces with Denmead Rowans Support Group to present a 'CALL MY WINE BLUFF' to raise funds for your local hospice. 
Alan Borrow has organised the game where a panel of 3 give  3 different descriptions of the wine the guests are given to taste. Only one is telling the truth. It is fun to see which one is correct and prizes are to be won by the people who guess correctly which panel member that is.
Are you interested in coming for an evening of fun with wine, ploughman's supper and the opportunity to support the Rowans Hospice?  Sacred Heart Church Hall, November 10th 7.30. Please call 07947611699 or email patricia.bailey333@gmail.com for tickets.

Saturday 11 November, 2 – 4 pm, Build@Church at the Church of the Resurrection, Drayton, PO6 2AP
A free and fun activity for families called Build@Church at the Church of the Resurrection.
It’s a space for families to hear stories from the Bible, respond to them creatively using Lego® and Duplo® bricks, pray using the bricks and share tea and coffee, soft drinks and cake together. For more details, please visit www.farlingtonparish.co.uk/buildchurch.html , email Julie Minter on julie@farlingtonparish.co.uk or call her on 02392 754130.

Saturday 11th November, Station Road, Alresford, from 10am Walk the Line
An opportunity to experience the railway from a completely different view by walking along the trackbed of the line. There is a free vintage bus service operating so you can be con dent you will end up at the right place. More information can be found online at www.watercressline.co.uk 

Contrasts Contemporary Jewellery Fair. Sat 11th Nov. 10am-4pm. St. John’s Church Hall, 120 Redhill Road, Rowlands Castle. PO9 6DF.
There will be 25 of the South's leading contemporary jewellers exhibiting, who hand craft their own designs. Please come along and see what talent there is still around in the days of mass production and imported goods.  The entry at the door is £2 but to obtain two free tickets send email to info@contrastsjewelleryfair.co.uk.  More info www.contrastsjewelleryfair.co.uk

Thursday 16 November 2017, 7.30 p.m. Festival Hall, Petersfield. THE PETERSFIELD ORCHESTRA presents the début concert of its new Conductor, Mark Biggins, in a programme of Mendelssohn: Overture, Ruy Blas Berlioz: Cantata, The Death of Cleopatra with soloist Raphaela Papadakis Dvorak: Symphony no. 7. Tickets £18 and £16 from Tourist Information, Petersfield. Book in person or ring 01739 268829 Free pre-concert talk in the Hall at 6.30 p.m.

'Daisy Pulls it off' by Denise Deegan is being performed up Curtain Up! Productions. Energetic Daisy Meredith, a girl from a poor background, is forced to face and overcome snobbish prejudice and schoolgirl pranks from the wealthier girls. She and her best friend, zany Trixie Martin, search for the missing treasure that could save the fortunes of the exclusive Grangewood School for Young Ladies. On the 17th (7pm) & 18th (2.00pm & 7:30pm) of November at Clanfield Memorial Hall, South Lane, PO8 0RB. Tickets only £10. Call the booking office on: 023 9225 3558 or www.curtainup-productions.

Friday 17th November, Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Stansted Christmas Fayre 
Shoppers will be joined by the delightful sounds of an evening choir located on the front steps of the house. The arrival of Father Christmas will be soon after with a procession to Santa’s Grotto. House and marquee entry: Adults and seniors £6, under 16s free. 

The Purbrook & Widley Rowans Support Group are holding a Christmas Market on Saturday 18th November at Deverell Hall London Road Purbrook from 10am to 12noon.
There will be numerous stalls including tombola, books, plants, nearly new raffle tea coffee etc.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE on Saturday 18th November 2017, 12.00 to 3.00pm at St Philip's Church hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Cosham.
Come & enjoy the raffles, tombolas & games; meet Father Christmas in his grotto; buy Christmas gifts, books, homemade cakes & marmalade. Enjoy our homemade refreshments. Entrance 50p 

Saturday 18 November 2017, 2 – 4 pm, Messy Church at the Church of the Resurrection, Drayton, PO6 2AP
Messy Church is designed for families with young children. Families are welcomed with tea or coffee and puzzles are available to amuse the children. After this there are a variety of craft activities linked to the theme of the day, determined by the Bible story chosen each month. A short celebration follows to bring this together and to share the results of the activities, consisting of storytelling and simple prayers. The afternoon is rounded off with a simple meal and drinks. We aim for a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

PIG RACING LIKE YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE – Saturday 18th November 2017 at the Hayling Island Community Centre, Hayling Island. Raising funds to support the HIBC Community Bus. Doors open at 6.45pm. Tickets £9 for adults, £5 for under 12’s. Price includes a hot supper and Race card. There will be a raffle and the chance to bid for a pig in the final Auction race. Tickets available from HICC 023 9246 7545, Cards4Occasions 023 9246 1103, Morris Dibben 023 9246 5941, Foot Estate Agents 023 92461 666. Further details on www.hibc.org.uk It’s PIGGIN BRILLIANT. Have a great night our and support a very worthy cause. 

DENMEAD EVENING WI AUTUMN FAIR. Saturday, 18 November 2017 – 10.00 am to 12 noon – Denmead Evening Womens Institute AUTUMN FAIR at All Saints Church, Denmead, PO7 6NN Lots of stalls to browse including books, toys, gifts, plants, bric-a-brac, and a delicious cake stall.  Why not come and try your luck at our superb raffle or the tombola.  You may even find the perfect Christmas gift and could enjoy a coffee and a chat with your friends.

Caterpillar Crafts have teamed up with Waterlooville Events Team to offer all children the chance to be involved with this years Christmas light switch on, happening Saturday 18th November 2017.

Come and join us to make your own lantern to carry in the Christmas procession FREE! Includes all activities & crafts. Suitable for all ages & ability. Booking essential, please email info@caterpillar-crafts.com Children will need to be able to take part in the procession on the 18th November 4.45pm in Waterlooville Precinct.
Sessions are on
Wednesday 15th November, 4pm – 6pm
Living Waters Church, Wecock, PO8 9UX
Thursday 16th November, 4pm – 6pm
Waterlooville Baptist Church, PO7 7SY
Saturday 18th November, 10am – Noon
Waterlooville Library, PO7 7DT
For more info: 07590 404580. www.caterpillar-crafts.com. Email: info@caterpillar-crafts.com or Facebook: www.facebook.com/CaterpillarCrafts

The Inner Wheel Club of Waterlooville are holding a Coffee Morning on Monday, 20th November between 10.30 and 12.30 at Blendworth Church Hall, Blendworth Lane, Horndean, PO8 4AA, to celebrate the Royal 70th Wedding Anniversary, coffee, cake and raffle £4.50, all proceeds to The Alzheimer's Society. Please come and join us to celebrate this historic Platinum occasion. We look forward to seeing you.

In The Little Theatre at Queen Elizabeth Country Park on 18th and 25th November Scene Setters present Peter Shaffer’s one act play ‘White Liars’ at 1330 and 1530 on both Saturdays.
Admission is free but seating is limited so booking is essential – telephone 02392-595040. N.B This play may not be suitable for children.

Portsdown100 which is a local History Group that meets at 7.30pm on the last Tuesday evening of the month in St Andrew's Church Hall in Farlington. 25 November 2017: Mr Philip Allen's subject will be The Romance of the Letterbox. There is a small charge - £2 - for visitors and this includes tea or coffee after the talk.

25th November to 2nd January, Mottisfont, National Trust, All the colours of Christmas Discover a house dressed with statement trees, piles of presents and dramatic flower arrangements. Outside, artist installations will emphasise the natural winter. Tel. 01794 340757, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mottisfont

Sunday 19 November, 4 – 6 pm, Cre8ative Prayer at the Church of the Resurrection, Drayton, PO6 2AP
Join us to explore lots of different ways of praying. This is suitable for those familiar with prayer or those who have never tried praying before. Includes a simple meal of bread and soup. Contact: 02392 421849 or julie@farlingtonparish.co.uk  for more information.

Waterlooville Events Team Presents Viceroy's House (Historical drama set in India) on the 23rd November. Shown at St George’s Hall, Waterlooville. Film starts at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm). Tickets £6 free cup of tea or coffee. Contact via Facebook – Waterloovile Events Team or Twitter @WaterloovilleET. www.weteam.org.uk 

An exploratory meeting to gauge interest for a new morning WI will be held at The  Springwood Centre. 110 Springwood Avenue, Waterlooville PO7 8BJ on Thursday November 23rd between 0930-1130. Come along and find out about the Wi Barbara George. Tel. 023 9264 8836 Website: www.hampshirewi.org.uk or Facebook www.facebook.com/hampshirewi

Monthly Flower Workshop. Thursday 23rd November, 6.30pm-8.30pm at Sunnyside Hall (Age Concern), 14 Webb Lane, Hayling Island. 
£15 per person, all materials included. Contact 02392460630 for more details and to reserve your space.

Thursday 23rd – Waterlooville Pop up Cinema presentation for November is Viceroy’s House.  Location – St Georges Church Hall, Doors open 7 pm, film starts 7:30. Tickets £6 only available on the Door. Full details on our Facebook Page ‘Waterlooville Events team’

St. Peter and St. Pauls Church, Medina Road, Wymering are holding our Christmas Fayre on Saturday 25th November from 10a.m. - 2p.m. We have a grand draw, home baked goods, tombola, preserves and pickles, refreshments, and much more.

Saturday 25th November  – Film Night “Churchill” Denmead Community Centre, School Lane, at 7.30pm.
Tickets £5. For more details call 02392 256132 or visit www.denmeadca.com

Saturday 25 November, 12 noon – 2:30 pm, Soup lunch and mini-fayre at St Andrew’s Church hall, Farlington PO6 1AA
Join us for a light lunch of soup and a roll, followed by mince pies, tea and coffee. Homemade cake stall, gift stall plus others from which to make your early Christmas purchases. Buy a ticket in our raffle and maybe it’s your lucky day. In aid of our support for the Diocese of Ho in Ghana.
Note for editors: Photo attached is from a previous and similar fundraiser held earlier this year in St Andrew’s hall.

Portsdown100 local History Group that meets at 7.30pm on the last Tuesday evening of the month in St Andrew's Church Hall in Farlington. 25th November 2017: Mr Philip Allen's subject will be The Romance of the Letterbox.
There is a small charge - £2 - for visitors and this includes tea or coffee after the talk.

NSPCC Christmas Fair.  Saturday 25th November 11 - 2pm.  Rowlands Castle Parish Hall.
Free Admission. There will be stalls with gifts, food and crafts, a raffle and refreshments. Lots of fun activities for the children including a visit from Father Christmas!

Saturday November 25th The Rosemary Foundation’s Christmas Craft Fayre, 10:00-12:00 at East Meon Village Hall, with craft and card stalls, cake and produce stall, raffle, tombola and refreshments. 
A great opportunity to buy some Christmas presents! Admission £1 to include coffee and a mince pie. Enquiries to 01730 266329

Stitched Fabric Cuff – Textile Workshop, Sunday 26th November 10.00am-2.00pm at The Makers Table, Hotwalls Studios, Broad Street, Old Portsmouth.
Learn how to create bespoke textile cuffs, which are ideal for a handmade gift. You will be shown how to add embellishments such as trims, hand-stitch, beads and buttons to make personal, unique fabric accessories. All materials and equipment will be provided. £45 per person. www.themakerstable.co.uk The Makers Table. Tel. 023 9242 2200.

Woofs & Wellies. Sunday 26th November, 10am at Queen Elizabeth Country Park.
Registration is £5 per dog to take part in our 3k/6k sponsored fun dog walk. Visit www. rowanshospice.co.uk/events for more information 

Thursday 30th November to Friday 1st December, Winchester Guildhall

Bridging the gap between a London style shopping event and a regional charity fair this space will focus on emerging new brands. The Rare Brand is a superb label to kick-start your Christmas shopping and get some unique gifts for your loved ones. Tickets cost £8 with a 2 for 1 offer available. Purchase your tickets at: http://www.therarebrandmarket.co.uk


Friday 1st December to Saturday 23rd December, Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, 9:30am - 5pm Santa and the Elves experience
Take a journey through a special door and discover how Santa and his elves prepare for Christmas. General entry ticket to the Science Centre: £12 (adult) / £8.40 (child) / £9.60 (concessions). 01962 863791.

Saturday 2nd December, Giant Christmas Charity Market, 9.30am – 3pm, Petersfield Festival Hall. Over 70 stalls- bric-a-brac, cakes, books, jams & marmalade, craft, jewellery, toys, collectables, mince pies and gifts. Refreshments. Free admission. Raffle. Enquiries 01730 264802.

Advent Fayre Saturday 2nd December 2017 12 noon-3.30pm @ Christchurch Portsdown London Road Widley/Cosham border - market stalls, tombola, kids corner, entertainment and scrummy refreshments. 
Admission free. More info http//www.christchurchportsdown.org

Sunday 3rd December, Petersfield Town Centre, 10am - 3:30pm. Petersfield Christmas market.
The town centre is set to welcome the popular Christmas market. Thousands of people will be entertained as they enjoy the festive vibes.

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, Portsmouth, Alton, Alresford, Bentley, Four Marks and Meon Valley