April 2019
Quick links to events in April
Monday 1 -
Sunday 7
Monday 8 -
Sunday 14
Monday 15 -
Sunday 21
Monday 22 -
Sunday 28
Monday 29 -
Tuesday 30
 
VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
Local visitor attractions More information
Deal Castle normally open to the public, every day in April, 10am-6pm (Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, 10am-4pm). Admission: adult £7.20; child £4.30; concession £6.50; family £18.70. 0370 333 1181
See website
Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer - normally open to the public every day in April, 10am-6pm. Admission: adult £10.90; child £6.50; concession £9.80; family £28.30. 0370 333 1181
See website

Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St Georges Road, Deal. Open: Tuesdays-Fridays 2pm-4.30pm; Saturdays 11am-4.30pm; Sundays 12noon-4pm; closed Mondays.
Easter opening times: Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Monday 12noon-4pm, Easter Saturday 11am-4.30pm.

01304 372098

See website
Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront. Open Easter Bank Holiday weekend: Friday 19, Saturday 20, Sunday 21 and Monday 22 April: 11.30am-4.30pm. Admission: adults £3; children (5yrs+) and students £2; children under 5, free. 01304 360897
(only during opening hours)
See website
Kent Museum of the Moving Image, 41 Stanhope Road, Deal CT14 6AD. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12noon-6pm. Annual entry ticket: adult £5.50; concessions £4; under 16yrs £4. see website. 01304 239515
Deal Pier. Summer opening times (1 April-30 November): Sundays-Thursdays: 8am-10pm; Fridays and Saturdays: 8am-12midnight.
Fishing: times as above. Also all-night group bookings available: Sundays-Thursdays 10pm-6am.
Restaurant: Deal Pier Kitchen.
Dover District Council website


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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 April
Monday 1 -
Sunday 7
Monday 8 -
Sunday 14
Monday 15 -
Sunday 21
Monday 22 -
Sunday 28
Monday 29 -
Tuesday 30
 
DAY-BY-DAY EVENTS
Events details More information
April - special events and amenities
Children's Easter Adventure Quest, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer. A trail around the the castle's gardens to solve clues and find dragon eggs. Successful entrants receive a certificate and sticker plus a chocolate treat. Daily from Saturday 6 to Monday 22 April (10am-5pm). Quest entry: £1 per child. Normal Castle admission prices apply. See website
Display: Another Real Deal, The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal. Featuring black and white portraits of people who live in and/or work around Deal by photographer Lix Mott. Throughout April. Astor website
Classic British Films, Kent Museum of the Moving Image, 41 Stanhope Road, Deal. Kent MOMI in association with Talking Pictures TV is holding free screenings of classic British films from Friday 29 March until Sunday 21 April. For details and to book places, see KentMoMIwebsite. 01304 239515
Talk It Out Well-being Support, Deal Ability, Victoria Road, Deal. For people experiencing depression and related problems. Open: Mondays-Fridays 11am-1pm; and Wednesdays 2pm-4pm. Also 6pm-8pm on first Tuesday of each month. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
 
Events details More information
Monday 1 April
April Fool's Day
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 (former Cafe Eden), 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 Station Garden Team, Deal Rail Station, 10am-12noon. Community project to provide and tend planters and floral decoration. Regular and new volunteers welcome. A DealWithIt initiative. See website

Commemorative Event, Former Rifle Range, Oldstairs Bay, off Undercliffe Road, Kingsdown, 10.15am for 10.30am. Marking the Centenary of a tragic event when four Royal Marine Gunners from the Royal Marines Artillery lost their lives at the Rifle Range on Easter Monday 1 April 1919. Organised by the Royal Marines Heritage Trails.

Facebook page
HealthWalks - Betteshanger Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start); duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. Bernie
07977 491084
See website

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
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. Liz Sharp

See website
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. All welcome. Facebook page
 
Tuesday 2 April
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities. 01304 372080
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £3 per session. Chitra
Health Walk: North Deal Stroll. Meets at Golf Road Community Centre, 10.30am. Routes cover the sand dunes by the side of Cinque Ports Golf Club, Deal promenade and surrounding countryside. The pace is fairly steady with tea or coffee during or after the walk. On occasions we take a bus to walk in alternative locations.

Walk Leaders:
Linda
01304 380787
Ann
07762 578065
See website
Community Garden Project, The Captain’s Garden, opposite Deal Castle, Victoria Road, Walmer, 10.30am-12noon. DealWithIt/English Heritage's project to restore the historic site's buildings and create a cafe, community space and art exhibition. Existing and new helpers welcome. See website
Men's Support "Drop In", The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 11am-1pm. Support and advice on range of men's issues including budgeting, family law and housing. No appointment needed. Organised by Dads House and Talk It Out groups. 07511 486972
See website
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 charities and good causes, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. NB: Not meeting today, due to building works. 01304 364216
See website
 
Wednesday 3 April
Loose Fibres Craft Group Meeting, Ripple Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 9.30am-12.30pm. Rita Rhodes
01304 365778
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalk - Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. Julia Wells
01304 828713
See website

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 6.30pm-8pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
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. Parish Clerk
01304 362363
See website
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
See website
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Meeting, Parish Hall, Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham. Spring Show; staging 6pm-7.25pm, judging 7.30pm. See website
Deal Philatelic Club Monthly Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal. New members and visitors with an interest in postage stamps design and collecting are welcome. Alan Buckman
01304 367711
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Learn to Dance Modern Jive, Royal British Legion (Downs) Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Weekly session, ideal for beginners. Fee: £5 per person (pay on the night). Facebook page
 
Thursday 4 April
Mother and Toddlers Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. £1.50 per adult and child; 50p for each additional child. Meet weekly in school term time. 01304 268847
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly event with tea, coffee and chat.  
Parent and Toddler Group, Village Hall, Sholden, 10am-12noon. Fee: £1 per session. Jim Sullivan
01304 379106
Community Garden Project, The Captain’s Garden, opposite Deal Castle, Victoria Road, Walmer, 10.30am-12noon. See Tuesday 2 April for details. See website
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 Yarn Club, St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. A social group for knitting, crochet and sewing. Sara Williams
07704 054970
Facebook page
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Tea and Chat Social, St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Ringwould, 2pm-3.30pm. Meets on first Thursday of each month. 01304 373951
Afternoon Delights: Operetta Favourites, The Astor Community Theatre, 2.30pm (doors open 2pm). Music by Sullivan, Lehar, Johann Strauss and others, with members of Kent Chamber Opera and Kent Sinfonia. Directed and introduced by Andrew Charity. Tickets: £10. Astor Theatre
Deal Station Clean Up Crew, Deal Rail Station, 4.30pm-5.30pm. Voluntary effort to clear litter and debris around the Station area. Regular and new supporters welcome. A DealWithIt initiative. See website
Charity Fashion Show, M&Co, 43-45 High Street, Deal, 6pm. Tickets £5 (available from the store). In aid of RNLI Walmer Lifeboats.  
An Evening With Henry Normal, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Meet the prolific producer and scriptwriter for numerous films and television hits. Tickets: £10.
Henry will also be leading a Workshop on Comedy Writing at 5.30pm. Combined tickets for show and workshop: £15.
Astor Theatre
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. 07749 480104
See website
Great Mongeham Parish Council Meeting, Parish Hall, Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. Residents are welcome to attend. Parish Clerk
Mrs Sarah Wells
01304 614320
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. All welcome. Facebook page
 
Friday 5 April
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
Coffee and Flowers, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 10am-12noon. An invitation by members of the Deal and District Flower Club to join them for coffee and, if you've got some flowers, let them offer to arrange them for you.  
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. Michael Burney
01304 852686
See website
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. 07584 044122

See website
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
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
01304 852686

See website
Quiz Night, Royal British Legion Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 7pm. Entry: £4 per person. Raffle; heads and tails. Bar open; bring own nibbles. Raising funds for Deal Air Cadets. Sue
07976 902009
Ken
01304 363589
Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Tickets: £17. Astor Theatre
Quiz Night, Deal Welfare Club, Cowdray Square, Deal CT14 9EU, starts 8pm. Fee: £1 to play; win drinks prizes for the winners of each round and the overall winners. Bring your own table picnic. 01304 374335
Facebook page
Deal Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Singer’s Night. Admission: £1.50 for singers and £2 for non-singers Sue Watson
01304 360877
See website
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. Simon/Bridgette
01304 614113

See website
 
Saturday 6 April
KCC School Holiday Break
Saturday 6 April to Monday 22 April 2019 inclusive. KCC school term dates website
03000 414141
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. A 5km community timed run along the seafront to Deal Pier, back to Walmer Castle and returning to The Beach. Free and open to all - for fun or as part of a training plan. Details and registration form:
See website
Family History Research Help, The Landmark Centre (Diane Nash room), 129 High Street, Deal, 10am-12noon. Free advice session by members of the Deal Branch of the Kent Family History Society.
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Free refreshments. All welcome. 01304 268847
See website
14th Annual Crocus Walk, starts at the large gravel seafront car park, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 10am. Route for this charity walk is along the seafront to Kingsdown, and along the White Cliffs to St Margarets Bay and The White Cliffs Hotel. Following nibbles, a short talk about the Breastcancer Now charity and a raffle, walkers return to the start point (approx 2.30pm). The walk is not a race and is open to all ages; dogs are very welcome. Participation fee is £7.92 (includes nibbles at halfway point and booking fee). To register for
the walk, go to
online booking
The Village Indoor Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. A weekend indoor market with over 26 stalls offering a range of goods including florist, cakes, upholstery and vintage clothing. Facebook page
Easter Adventure Quest, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 10am-5pm. Children's event with hunt for legendary dragon eggs. £1 per child in addition to the normal admission price; under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Continues daily until Monday 22 April. See website
Council and Police "Drop-In" Surgery, Walmer Parish Council Office, 8 The Strand, Walmer, 10.30am-12noon. An opportunity to seek advice and share concerns with local police and council representatives. No appointment necessary. Parish Clerk
01304 362363
Survival: The Initiation, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF, 10.30am-3pm. A beginner-friendly introduction to obstacle course racing with sessions for over-18s and family groups. The 2.5km route includes obstacles on the MY/PT course, a short run and the chance to shoot a few arrows on the archery range. Adults (18yrs and over) £20; child (8–17yrs) £10; family (2 adults and 2 children) £55. 01304 619227
See website
Deal Open Darts Competition, Deal Welfare Club, Cowdray Square, Deal CT14 9EU, starts 4pm. Doors open 10am; registration on the day from 11am. Prizes: First £600; runner up £300; losing semi-finalists £100. Entrance fee: £10 all singles. Facebook page
O'Hooley and Tidow, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Folk musicians Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow. Tickets: £17. Astor Theatre
Boogie Nights Over-30s Disco, The Ocean Rooms, 32-36 Queen Street, Deal, 8pm-1am. Launch of monthly event - with DJ Gareth Hopkins. Entry £4. NB: strictly for over-30s, so bring ID if you look younger. Facebook page
 
Sunday 7 April
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A 2k timed run for juniors only (4-14 year olds); every Sunday. Free - but registration required. See website
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna Spain
07547 103950
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
Target Archery, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF, sessions at 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 2pm and 3pm. Target Archery taster sessions with GB Archery qualified instructors. Suitable for ages 8 and over; children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: £8 (per 45-minute session). 01304 619227
See website
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", The Magnet pub, London Road, Deal, 9.30am, set off 10am. Facebook page
The Village Indoor Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. A weekend indoor market with over 26 stalls offering a range of goods including florist, cakes, upholstery and vintage clothing. Facebook page
 
Events details More information
Monday 8 April
Forest School Holiday Club, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF, 9am-3pm. A whole range of activities like using different tools, lighting fires, campfire cooking, creating rustic crafts, building dens, climbing trees and exploring the forest school site for children aged between 4 and 11 years. Fee: £25 per day; siblings £20; pre-booking required. Continues on 9, 15 and 16 April. 01304 619227
See website
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. See Monday 1 April for details. Facebook page
HealthWalk - Betteshanger Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, volunteer-led local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
See website

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
Tea and Chat Social, Ripple Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 2pm. All welcome. Rosemary Davey
01304 374512
Kingsdown and Ringwould WI Meeting, Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould, 2pm-4pm. Members' Spring Lunch; please book in advance. Doreen Clark
01304 362333
Deal Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Weekly meeting. Fee £3 (plus 50p towards shuttlecocks). Ron or Lesley
01304 364726
Ringwould with Kingsdown Parish Council Meetings, Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown. Annual Parish Meeting at 6.30pm; followed by the Ordinary Council Meeting at 7.30pm. All welcome. Parish Clerk
01304 369791
Dead Hoarse Writers' Meeting, The Bar, 152 High Street, Deal, 7pm-9pm. Deal branch of the Thanet creative writing group. Writing workshop hosted by Gary Studley. New members welcome. Gary Studley
Facebook page
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church (former Victoria Baptist Church), Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. Liz Sharp

See website
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. All welcome. Facebook page
 
Tuesday 9 April
Forest School Holiday Club, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF, 9am-3pm. See Monday 8 April for details. 01304 619227
See website
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities. 01304 372080
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £3 per session. Chitra
Health Walk: North Deal Stroll. Meets at Golf Road Community Centre, 10.30am. See Tuesday 2 April for details. See website
Community Garden Project, The Captain’s Garden, opposite Deal Castle, Victoria Road, Walmer, 10.30am-12noon. See Tuesday 2 April for details. See website
Men's Support "Drop In", The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 11am-1pm. Support and advice on range of men's issues. See Tuesday 2 April for details. 07511 486972
Punchy Potato Prints, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF, 11am-1pm. Children's craft workshop to create potato-printed Kent Coalfield-inspired artwork with the Kent Mining Museum team. Suitable for ages 3+; must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: £2 per child. 01304 619227
See website
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, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer. NB: Not meeting today, due to building works. 01304 364216
See website
Biscuit Baking Session, The Golf Road Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 2pm-4pm. A family baking session for children over 5 years of age (accompanied by an adult) with the Centre's chef Debbie. £2 per child (pre-book to ensure a place). Facebook page
Ripple Bingo Club, Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, starts 7pm. All welcome. 01304 365573
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: Viv Carter on “A Case of Mistaken Identity?”in which Viv gets more than she
bargained for when she tried putting her grandmother's tree on Ancestry. It highlights some of the issues with people's research on Ancestry and focusses on the pitfalls of census information. Admission: Society members free; non members £2.

See website
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. Simon/Bridgette
01304 614113

See website
 
Wednesday 10 April
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalks - Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. Julia Wells
01304 828713
See website
Battlezone Archery, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF, 10am-12.30pm. A team-based combat game where players try to shoot each other with specially designed arrows. Suitable for ages 12 and over. Sessions at 10am and 11.30am. Cost: £8 per person, per session; pre-booking required. 01304 619227
See website
Punchy Potato Prints, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF, 11am-1pm. Children's art workshop. See Tuesday 9 April for details. 01304 619227
See website
Chronic Illness Support Group Monthly Meeting, The Sir Norman Wisdom pub, Queen Street, Deal, 12noon-2pm. Friendly social "coffee and support" meet-up for those experiencing chronic health conditions. Belinda
07912 852640

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 6.30pm-8pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Yeoman of the Guard, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Deal Savoyards fully staged production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Yeoman of the Guard", with professional orchestra. Tickets: £15. Further performances on 11, 12 and 13 April. Astor Theatre
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
See website
Learn to Dance Modern Jive, Royal British Legion (Downs) Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Weekly session, ideal for beginners. Fee: £5 per person (pay on the night). Facebook page
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
 
Thursday 11 April
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly event with tea, coffee and chat.  
Battlezone Archery, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF, 10am-12.30pm. A team-based combat game. See Wednesday 10 April for details. 01304 619227
See website
Community Garden Project, The Captain’s Garden, opposite Deal Castle, Victoria Road, Walmer, 10.30am-12noon. See Tuesday 2 April for details. See website
Punchy Potato Prints, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF, 11am-1pm. Children's art workshop. See Tuesday 9 April for details. 01304 619227
See website
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
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Yeoman of the Guard, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Deal Savoyards fully staged production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Yeoman of the Guard", with professional orchestra. Tickets: £15. Astor Theatre
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. Graham Prior
07749 480104
See website
Deal Camcorder Club Meeting, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Meets on second and fourth Thursdays in the month. 01304 825943
Goodwins Evening Womens' Institute Meeting, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. Meets on second Thursday of each month. Anne Grant
01304 361704
St Martin's Women's Institute Monthly Meeting, The Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Guest Speaker: Karen Kenward on "Pilgrims Hospice". Visitors and new members are welcome. Wendy Marshall
01304 365687
Ripple Parish Council Meetings, Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA: Ordinary Monthly Meeting at 7pm; followed by the Annual Parish Meeting at 8pm. Karen Castle
Parish Clerk
01304 364406
 
Friday 12 April
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Target Archery, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF, sessions at 9.30am, 10.30am and 11.30am. Target Archery taster sessions with GB Archery qualified instructors. Suitable for ages 8 and over; children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: £8 (per 45-minute session). 01304 619227
See website
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. See Friday 5 April for details. Facebook page
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. Michael Burney
01304 852686
See website
Organ Recital, St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Lane, Ripple, 2pm. Organist George Sharman with Marika Landy, soprano. All are welcome.  
Walmer Women's Institute Meeting, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. Guest speaker: Catherine Anster on "Chocolate". Margaret Musson
01304 374010
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. See Friday 5 April for details. Michael Burney
01304 852686

See website
Yeoman of the Guard, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Deal Savoyards fully staged production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Yeoman of the Guard", with professional orchestra. Tickets: £15. Astor Theatre
Quiz Night, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Teams of up to eight; £3 per person. In support of the 2019 May Bank Holiday Quilt and Craft Show. Masheeda
01304 360850
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. All welcome. NB: change of night to Friday; this week only. Facebook page
Deal Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Singer’s Night. Admission: £1.50 for singers and £2 for non-singers. Sue Watson
01304 360877
See website
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. Simon/Bridgette
01304 614113

See website
The UK is expected to leave the EU at 11pm tonight (April 12) if Parliament fails to agree an exit deal. However, if an exit deal is agreed by the 12 April deadline, the "leave date" moves to Wednesday 22 May.
 
Saturday 13 April
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. A 5km community timed run along the seafront to Deal Pier, back to Walmer Castle and returning to The Beach. Free and open to all - for fun or as part of a training plan. Details and registration form:
See website
Target Archery, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF, sessions at 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 2pm and 3pm. Target Archery taster sessions with GB Archery qualified instructors. Suitable for ages 8 and over; children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: £8 (per 45-minute session). 01304 619227
See website
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Free refreshments. All welcome. 01304 268847
See website
Sophie Lacemakers, Ripple Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 10am-3pm. Lacemaking group, meets second Saturday of month. All welcome. Catherine Moss
01843 845827
The Village Indoor Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. A weekend indoor market with over 26 stalls offering a range of goods including florist, cakes, upholstery and vintage clothing. Facebook page
Yeoman of the Guard, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Deal Savoyards fully staged production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Yeoman of the Guard", with professional orchestra. Tickets: £15. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 14 April
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A 2k timed run for juniors only (4-14 year olds); every Sunday. Free - but registration required. See website

Antiques and Collectors Market, The Astor Community Theatre, 9am-3pm. Entry £1.

Astor Theatre
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna Spain
07547 103950
Big Spring Beach Clean, meet at Sandown Castle Community Garden, North Deal, 9.30am. Part of Surfers Against Sewage "Big Spring Beach Clean". Regular and new volunteers welcome. Litter pickers and collection bags provided. See website
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", The Magnet pub, London Road, Deal, 9.30am, set off 10am. Facebook page
The Village Indoor Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. A weekend indoor market with over 26 stalls offering a range of goods including florist, cakes, upholstery and vintage clothing. Facebook page
Open Garden, 34 Cross Road, Deal CT14 9LB, 11am-5pm. An extensive variety of plants including daphnes, hardy geraniums, herbaceous beds, unusual trees, shrubs and alpines. Admission: adult £4 (children free). Part of the National Open Garden Scheme. See webpage
Public Talk: The Growing Problem of Fentanyl, The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7pm. A meeting to raise concerns at the use of Fentanyl as a recreational drug and the need to help young people recognise the dangers. Admission: free. Please advise if attending:
Facebook page
 
Events details More information
Monday 15 April
Forest School Holiday Club, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF, 9am-3pm. See Monday 8 April for details. 01304 619227
See website
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. See Monday 1 April for details. Facebook page
HealthWalk - Betteshanger Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. Bernie
07977 491084
See website
Coffee Concert, St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 11am (coffee/tea/biscuits from 10.30am). Janet Evans and John Harper (piano duet) play music by Fauré, Beethoven, Dvorak, York Bowen and Vincent Youmans. Free admission (with retiring collection).  

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. Extra today! The group's Birthday Celebration at 12.30pm.

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
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. Liz Sharp

See website
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. All welcome. Facebook page
 
Tuesday 16 April
Forest School Holiday Club, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF, 9am-3pm. See Monday 8 April for details. 01304 619227
See website
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities. 01304 372080
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £3 per session. Chitra
Community Garden Project, The Captain’s Garden, opposite Deal Castle, Victoria Road, Walmer, 10am-12noon. See Tuesday 2 April for details. See website
Easter Activity Morning, St Mary’s Church, St Clare Road, Upper Walmer, 10am. Family event. See website
Health Walk: North Deal Stroll. Meets at Golf Road Community Centre, 10.30am. See Tuesday 2 April for details. See website
Men's Support "Drop In", The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 11am-1pm. Support and advice on range of men's issues. See Tuesday 2 April for details. 07511 486972
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, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer. NB: Not meeting today, due to building works. 01304 364216
See website
The History Project, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). The monthly meeting for both individuals and organisations to share stories of the area's past. Free admission. Astor Theatre
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. Simon/Bridgette
01304 614113

See website
 
Wednesday 17 April
Loose Fibres Craft Group Meeting, Ripple Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 9.30am-12.30pm. Rita Rhodes
01304 365778
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalk - Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. Julia Wells
01304 828713
See website
April Football Camp, Deal Town FC Ground, off St Leonard's Road, Deal, 10am-3pm. Soccer School, run by Dynamic Sports Coaching Ltd, providing coaching for Year R-6 pupils (from any school). Limited to 54 places; £17.50 per day. Pre-booking required. Also Thursday 18 April. Details and booking:
See website
Mongeham and Ripple Womens Institute Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 2.30pm-4.30pm. Guest speaker: Steve Chapell on "Deal Timeball Tower". Visitors welcome. Meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Secretary
01304 364769

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 6.30pm-8pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
NTLive: As You Like It, The Astor Community Theatre, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm). Tickets: £19. Astor Theatre

Deal/Saint-Omer Twinning Society Meeting, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7pm. Guest speaker: Paul Robbins on "The Magic of Dad's Army". Prospective members and guests are most welcome. Entry is free for members; guests pay £5 (which includes a finger buffet with wine); please pre-book to facilitate catering. The Twinning Society fosters links between organisations in Deal and its twin town of Saint-Omer in northern France, holding an annual exchange weekend as well as monthly meetings with interesting speakers.

Book places:

See website
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
See website
Learn to Dance Modern Jive, Royal British Legion (Downs) Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Weekly session, ideal for beginners. Fee: £5 per person (pay on the night). Facebook page
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
 
Thursday 18 April
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly event with tea, coffee and chat.  
Community Garden Project, The Captain’s Garden, opposite Deal Castle, Victoria Road, Walmer, 10am-12noon. See Tuesday 2 April for details. See website
April Football Camp, Deal Town FC Ground, off St Leonard's Road, Deal, 10am-3pm. Soccer School, run by Dynamic Sports Coaching Ltd, providing coaching for Year R-6 pupils (from any school). Limited to 54 places; £17.50 per day. Pre-booking required. Details and booking:
See website
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
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
LDN Wrestling, The Astor Community Theatre, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm). Tickets: £14; concessions £12; family of four £45. Astor Theatre
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. Graham Prior
07749 480104
See website
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.  
Maundy Thursday Service, The Blessed St Mary Church, Church Street, Upper Walmer, 7.30pm. See website
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. All welcome. Facebook page
 
Friday 19 April
Good Friday
Please check for any changes to regular events with Organisers.
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. See Friday 5 April for details. Facebook page
Easter Egg Hunt, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF, 10am-3pm. Follow the Easter Egg trail around the Park, complete activities (ages 5 and over) or collect the stamps (under 5’s) and unravel a secret password; chocolate reward for those who crack the code. £4 per person. See website
Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront, 11.30am-4.30pm. See website
Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St Georges Road, Deal, 12noon-4pm. See website
Sholden Village Fun Day, Walmer Cricket Club, Sholden New Road, Sholden, from 12noon. Family events including: Easter bunny and egg hunt at 12noon (£2.50 entry); and Easter bonnet competition at 2pm (£2 entry). Tombola. Special guests: Rapunzel, Cinderella and the Easter Bunny. All proceeds benefit Sholden Primary School. Organised by Smartie Party Events. Facebook page
Walk of Witness, from St Mary's Church, St Clare Road, Upper Walmer to St Saviour's Church, The Strand, Walmer, starts 1pm and finishes at St Saviour's for Veneration of The Cross at 2.10pm. See website
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. Michael Burney
01304 852686
See website
Tea Dance, The Astor Community Theatre, 2pm (doors open 1.30pm). Tickets: £5 (includes tea and cake). Astor Theatre
Easter Egg Hunt and Family Disco, Deal Welfare Club, Cowdray Square, Deal CT14 9EU, 5pm-10pm. Includes egg hunt, Easter bonnet competition and disco. Tickets: £5 per child (include a drink, hot dog and Easter egg); available from the Club bar. 01304 374335
Facebook page
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
Hal Cruttenden, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). CANCELLED. Ticket holders should contact the Astor box office. Astor Theatre
Everybody's Talking About Jamie, The Astor Community Theatre, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm). Broadcast live from the Apollo Theatre, London. Tickets £19. Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm-11pm. Guest artists: Rattle on the Stovepipe with Dave Arthur (banjo, guitar, melodeon, vocals) Pete Cooper (fiddle, viola, vocals) and Dan Stewart (guitar, banjo). Admission: £5. Sue Watson
01304 360877
See website
80's on Show, Sutton Vale Country Park, Vale Road, Sutton CT15 5DH, 8pm. Dance the night away with some 80’s classics! 01304 374155
See website
 
Saturday 20 April
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. A 5km community timed run along the seafront to Deal Pier, back to Walmer Castle and returning to The Beach. Free and open to all - for fun or as part of a training plan. Details and registration form:
See website
Family History Research Help, The Landmark Centre (Diane Nash room), 129 High Street, Deal, 10am-12noon. Free advice session by members of the Deal Branch of the Kent Family History Society.
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Free refreshments. All welcome. 01304 268847
See website
Easter Egg Hunt, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF, 10am-3pm. Children's Easter Egg trail around the Park. £4 per person. See Friday 19 April listing for details. See website
The Village Indoor Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. A weekend indoor market with over 26 stalls offering a range of goods including florist, cakes, upholstery and vintage clothing. Facebook page
Easter Arts and Crafts, Trinity Church Hall, Union Road, Deal, 10am-5pm. Paintings, prints, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, mosaics, photography and glass. Affordable original art work and greetings cards. Meet the artists and see their work. Free entry; disabled access. A South East Artists event. Martin Cherry
Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St Georges Road, Deal, 11am-4.30pm. See website
Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront, 11.30am-4.30pm. See website
Easter Egg Trail, Kingsdown and Ringwould Primary School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Separate trails for younger and older childaren; face painting; Easter crafts; raffle and refreshments.  
The Christians, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Tickets: £25/£30. Astor Theatre
Dolly Parton Tribute, Sutton Vale Country Park, Vale Road, Sutton CT15 5DH, 8pm. Featuring Lallie Wadhams tribute to the American country music star. 01304 374155
See website
 
Sunday 21 April
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday Church Services
Details of services and special events to mark Easter Sunday are available on the websites for most local churches in this area.
For contact details for local churches, please CLICK HERE.

HM Queen Elizabeth II's 93rd Birthday
Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21 April 1926. Her "official" birthday is on the second Saturday of June each year and normally marked by the Trooping of the Colour ceremony.

Sunrise Service, beside the RNLI Walmer Lifeboat Station, Walmer Green, The Strand, Walmer, 5.30am. Walmer Parish Churches' annual Easter Day event. See website
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A 2k timed run for juniors only (4-14 year olds); every Sunday. Free - but registration required. See website
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna Spain
07547 103950
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", The Magnet pub, London Road, Deal, 9.30am, set off 10am. Facebook page
Easter Egg Hunt, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF, 10am-3pm. Children's Easter Egg trail around the Park. £4 per person. See Friday 19 April listing for details. See website
The Village Indoor Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. A weekend indoor market with over 26 stalls offering a range of goods including florist, cakes, upholstery and vintage clothing. Facebook page
Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront, 11.30am-4.30pm. See website
Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St Georges Road, Deal, 12noon-4pm. See website
Easter Egg Hunt, Sutton Vale Country Park, Vale Road, Sutton CT15 5DH, 1pm. Entry: £3.50. 01304 374155
See website
Afternoon Dance, The Royal British Legion Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 2pm-approx 6pm.  
 
Events details More information
Monday 22 April
Easter Monday Bank Holiday
Please check for any changes to regular events with Organisers.
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. See Monday 1 April for details. Facebook page
Easter Egg Hunt, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF, 10am-3pm. Children's Easter Egg trail around the Park. £4 per person. See Friday 19 April listing for details. See website
Easter Adventure Quest, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 10am-5pm. Children's event with hunt for legendary dragon eggs. £1 per child in addition to the normal admission price; under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Final day. See website
HealthWalk - Betteshanger Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. Bernie
07977 491084
See website
Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront, 11.30am-4.30pm. See website
Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St Georges Road, Deal, 12noon-4pm. See website
Open Garden, The Captain’s Garden, opposite Deal Castle, Victoria Road, Walmer, 10.30am-2pm. A special public opening of this historic garden, currently being restored by volunteers from the Deal With It and Deal Hop Farm community groups.  
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.

See website
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. Liz Sharp

See website
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. All welcome. Facebook page
KCC School Holiday Break ends
Saturday 6 April to Monday 22 April 2019 inclusive. KCC school term dates website
03000 414141
 
Tuesday 23 April
St George's Day
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities. 01304 372080
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £3 per session. Chitra
Community Garden Project, The Captain’s Garden, opposite Deal Castle, Victoria Road, Walmer, 10am-12noon. See Tuesday 2 April for details. See website
Health Walk: North Deal Stroll. Meets at Golf Road Community Centre, 10.30am. See Tuesday 2 April for details. See website
Men's Support "Drop In", The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 11am-1pm. Support and advice on range of men's issues. See Tuesday 2 April for details. 07511 486972
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, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. A knitting circle making items for charities and good causes. 01304 364216
See website
Ripple Bingo Club, Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, starts 7pm. All welcome. 01304 365573
Alan Johnson: In My Life, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Tickets: £18. (Optional pre-show meal available.) Astor Theatre
 
Wednesday 24 April
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalk - Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free volunteer-led local walk. Julia Wells
01304 828713
See website
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
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. Janet Saunders
01304 373853
or Pat Collyer
01304 364326
See website

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 6.30pm-8pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
See website
Learn to Dance Modern Jive, Royal British Legion (Downs) Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Weekly session, ideal for beginners. Fee: £5 per person (pay on the night). Facebook page
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
 
Thursday 25 April
Mother and Toddlers Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. 01304 268847
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly event with tea, coffee and chat.  
Parent and Toddler Group, Village Hall, Sholden, 10am-12noon. Fee: £1 per session. Jim Sullivan
01304 379106
Community Garden Project, The Captain’s Garden, opposite Deal Castle, Victoria Road, Walmer, 10am-12noon. See Tuesday 2 April for details. See website
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 Yarn Club. A social group for knitting, crochet and sewing. Meet: St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm; and The Dining Club, 69 Middle Street, Deal, 7pm-9pm. Sara Williams
07704 054970
Facebook page
Palm Court Orchestra, The Astor Community Theatre, 2pm (doors open 1pm). Tickets: £9 (includes tea and cake). Astor Theatre
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
NTLive: All About Eve, The Astor Community Theatre, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm). Gillian Anderson and Lily James star in Belgian director Ivo van Hove's stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning film. Tickets: £19. Astor Theatre
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. Graham Prior
07749 480104
See website
Deal Camcorder Club Meeting, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Meets on second and fourth Thursdays in the month. 01304 825943
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.
See website
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. All welcome. Facebook page
 
Friday 26 April
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. See Friday 5 April for details. Facebook page

Martha Trust Golf Day, Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club, The Leas, Kingsdown CT148, 11.30am-9.30pm. Charity golf event with coffee and bacon rolls on arrival, 18 holes of golf, a two course meal, competitions, charity auction and winners prizes. Entry is £180 for a team of four (£140 members) or £45 per person (£35 members). Plus a unique opportunity for a team of three to play alongside former Kent and West Indian cricketer John Shepherd (cost £250). In support of the Martha Trust.

01304 610448

See website
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. Michael Burney
01304 852686
See website
St George's Charity Event, The Saracen's Head, 1 Alfred Square, Deal, 6pm to 11pm. Raising funds for The Queen's Regiment and Samaritans. Drumming by the Queen's Regiment Band and saw playing by Natasha - in Alfred Square at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm. Food from 6pm (please pre-book.) 01304 448858
Facebook page
Bingo Session, Kingsdown and Ringwould Primary School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, eyes down 7pm (doors open 6.30pm). Entrance: £1; bingo books £10 (for 10 games with 6 cards). Bring own drinks and nibbles; cash prizes and a raffle. Raising funds for three local Scouts to represent the UK at the World Scout Jamboree 2019.  
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. See Friday 5 April for details. Michael Burney
01304 852686

See website
The Incredibly Disappointing Mister Pummel, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). A play by Floyd Toulet, co-directed by Jan Drew and introducing Jimmy Dean. Tickets: £12. Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Singer’s Night. Admission: £1.50 for singers and £2 for non-singers. Sue Watson
01304 360877
See website
 
Saturday 27 April
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. A 5km community timed run along the seafront to Deal Pier, back to Walmer Castle and returning to The Beach. Free and open to all - for fun or as part of a training plan. Details and registration form:
See website
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Free refreshments. All welcome. 01304 268847
See website
Table Top Sale, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-2pm. Entry: 50p. Table hire: £6. 01304 721027
Facebook page
The Village Indoor Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. A weekend indoor market with over 26 stalls offering a range of goods including florist, cakes, upholstery and vintage clothing. Facebook page
Deal and Walmer Lions Club Quiz Night, The Alma pub, West Street, Deal, starting at 7.30pm. Tables for 6 or 8; bring own nibbles; drinks from the bar; plus Heads and Tails. Proceeds benefit local charities and good causes. Book a table:
Alan
077735 091289
Ken
07950 938857
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society perform Mendelssohn's "Elijah", St Mary's Church, St Clare Road, Upper Walmer, 7.30pm. Tickets: £12; students and under-16s £6. See website
Private Widdle Social Club, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Adult comedy cabaret. Tickets: £21. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 28 April
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A 2k timed run for juniors only (4-14 year olds); every Sunday. Free - but registration required. See website
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna Spain
07547 103950
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome.  
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", The Magnet pub, London Road, Deal, 9.30am, set off 10am. Facebook page
Special Deal Beach Clean for World Scouting Day. Details to be announced. See website
The Village Indoor Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. A weekend indoor market with over 26 stalls offering a range of goods including florist, cakes, upholstery and vintage clothing. Facebook page
 
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Monday 29 April
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. See Monday 1 April for details. Facebook page

Nature into Art Group, Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal, 10am-12noon. A tutored art group working in watercolour, acrylics, mixed media, pastel, ink and coloured pencil - with just the natural world as inspiration. (Continues on 13 and 20 May; 3, 10 and 24 June; 1, 8, 15 and 22 July.)

Helen Hanson
01304 370250
HealthWalk - Betteshanger (Fowlmead) Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. Bernie
07977 491084
See website
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, 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.

See website
Deal Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Weekly meeting. Fee £3 (plus 50p towards shuttlecocks). Ron or Lesley
01304 364726
Walmer Annual Parochial Church Meeting, St Saviour’s Church, The Strand, Walmer, 7pm. See website
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church (former Victoria Baptist Church), Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. Liz Sharp

See website
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. All welcome. Facebook page
Kingsdown Garden Society Monthly Meeting, Ringwould and Kingsdown CE Primary School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, 7.45pm. Guest speaker: Russell Bowes on "The Tale of the Tulip". T. Ridley Ellis
01304 381084
See website

The Last Picture Club presents "A Star is Born", The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm). The 2018 version directed by Bradley Cooper starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott and Greg Grunberg. Tickets £8; concessions £7; Astor Friends £6.

Astor Theatre
 
Tuesday 30 April
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities. 01304 372080
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £3 per session. Chitra
Community Garden Project, The Captain’s Garden, opposite Deal Castle, Victoria Road, Walmer, 10am-12noon. See Tuesday 2 April for details. See website
Health Walk: North Deal Stroll. Meets at Golf Road Community Centre, 10.30am. See Tuesday 2 April for details. See website
Men's Support "Drop In", The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 11am-1pm. Support and advice on range of men's issues. See Tuesday 2 April for details. 07511 486972
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, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. Charity knitting circle. 01304 364216
See website
 
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