August 2017
Quick links to events in August
Tuesday 1 - Sunday 6 Monday 7 - Sunday 13 Monday 14 - Sunday 20
Monday 21 - Sunday 27 Monday 28 - Thursday 31  
VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
Local visitor attractions More information
Deal Castle open to the public, every day in August, 10am-6pm. Admission: adult £6.60; child £4; concession £5.90; family £17.20. see website 0370 333 1181
Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer - open to the public every day in August, 10am-6pm. Admission: adult £10.70; child £6.40; concession £9.60; family £27.80. see website 0370 333 1181

Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront. Open every day in August (except Mondays* and Tuesdays): 11.30am-4.30pm. Admission: adults £3, children 5 and over and students £2, children under 5 free.
*Also open Bank Holiday Monday (28 August, 11.30am-4.30pm. see website

01304 360897
(only during opening hours)
Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St George's Road, Deal. Open: Tuesdays-Saturdays 11am-4.30pm; Sundays 12noon-4pm; closed Mondays*. Admission: adults £3; children and concessions £2; family ticket (2 adults and 2 children): £9; wheelchair users: free (donation welcome). *Also open Bank Holiday Monday (28 August), 11am-4pm. see website 01304 372098
Deal Pier. Open every day in August: Mondays-Thursdays: 8am-10pm. Fridays: 8am-12midnight. Weekends: Saturday 8am through to Sunday 10pm.
Restaurant: Sundays-Fridays 8am-8.15pm; Saturdays 8am-10pm.
Dover District Council website
 
EXTERNAL LISTINGS OF EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Events details More information
 Astor Community Theatre events Astor Theatre
Deal Town Council's meetings Deal TC website
Walmer Parish Council's meetings Walmer PC website
Kent Police neighbourhood meetings Kent Police
Golf Road Community Centre activities Golf Road Centre
Betteshanger Country Park events Betteshanger events
 
Quick links to events in August
Tuesday 1 - Sunday 6 Monday 7 - Sunday 13 Monday 14 - Sunday 20
Monday 21 - Sunday 27 Monday 28 - Thursday 31  
 
Events details More information
All August
Talk It Out Well-being Centre, Spires Cafe, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 11am-1pm. Support facility for people experiencing depression and related problems. Open Mondays to Fridays throughout August. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Exhibition: The Dynamics of Colours, Linden Hall Studio, 32 St George's Road, Deal. An exhibition of paintings by John Copnall accompanied by woodcarvings by Edward Bainbridge Copnall. From Sunday 6 August to Sunday 3 September (open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-4pm; Sundays 11am-2pm). Free admission. See website. Kiri Everitt
01304 360411
 
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Kent Local Schools' Holiday Break
Monday 24 July - Friday 1 September 2017.
Details: KCC website.
 
Tuesday 1 August
Summer Soccer School, St Mary's Catholic Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 10am-3pm (9am for early drop offs). Football related training and games for four- to 11-year-old boys and girls. Accredited by Kent FA with qualified coaches and a safe and enjoyable environment. Every Monday and Tuesday until the end of August. Fee: £12 first day; £10 subsequent days. To book places, see: website. Seb
07850 476341
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer. Does not operate in July and August. Next session on Tuesday 5 September. Chitra
HealthWalk, Sandown Castle, North Deal, 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
Knitting for the Needy meeting - a knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 364216
Landmark Jazz Club, The Landmark Centre (Small Hall), 129 High Street, Deal, doors and bar open from 7pm, music starts at 8pm. Guest artists: The Gerry Mulligan Band, led by Geoff Mason, playing Gerry Mulligan music from the Blue Note period of American Jazz. Tickets: £10 (booking advised). 07767 127928
01304 360228

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Wednesday 2 August
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 local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. 0300 123 1220
 POP, The Astor Community Theatre, shows at 11.30am and 2pm. Directed by Adrian Berry, POP tells a mysterious and enchanting story through physical theatre performed by award-winning comedy magician Christian Lee. Tickets: adults £10; concessions £8; child £6; family of four £25. Astor Theatre
Town Litter Pick, meet Landmark Centre garden, High Street, Deal, 5pm. Voluntary litter pick "to spruce the town up" prior to visit by Britain In Bloom judges. Organised by DealWithIt group. Extra helpers welcome. NB: revised time.  
Guardians of The Deep Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal,6pm-8pm. Local launch of Kent Wildlife Trust's coastal guardians project which invites people to help record wildlife, flora and fauna when visiting the local coastline. For details, see KWT's website. To book a place at the meeting, see:
facebook page
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Monthly Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. Guest speaker: George Chittenden on "Smuggling on the Kent Coast". Admission: 50p (includes tea and biscuits). Terence Buttle
07810 493900
 
Thursday 3 August
Deal visit by Britain In Bloom judges.  
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly meeting; all welcome.  
HealthWalk, Deal Pier Walk - Meet in front of Deal Pier, 10.45am for 11am start - lasts approx 30mins. Ideal for people with walking difficulties or recovering from illness. No need to book, just turn up. Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Public Meeting: The Future of the Regent Cinema, The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 6pm. To discuss the future of the former seafront cinema building. The action group seeking a new cinema on the site is urging supporters and interested members of the public to attend. They want to know why a public asset was sold without checking if the buyers could fulfil the covenant; why the property has been used without proper permissions for six years; and why action has not been taken to make the owners develop or sell. facebook page
Talk It Out Meeting, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 6.30pm. A support group for people experiencing depression and their families. Call for details. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Kander Care Disco, The Ocean Rooms, 32-36 Queen Street, Deal, 6.30pm-8.30pm. A fortnightly disco for anyone with learning difficulties or disabilities. Refreshments available; full wheelchair access. Entry: £3 (includes a raffle). 07729 763784
Outdoor Theatre: Peter Pan, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 6.30pm-10pm. Chapterhouse Theatre Company's all new production of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. For tickets and prices, see the English Heritage website.  
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior
07749 480104
 
Friday 4 August
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. facebook page
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 852686
Deal and District Strokes Meeting, Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 2pm-4pm. Support and social group for stroke survivors, their families and carers. website: www.dealdistrictstrokes.org/ 07584 044122
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
07796 237783
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Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.org.uk  
 
Saturday 5 August
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Deal Farmer's Market, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal. 9.30am-1pm. A variety of local stalls offering quality food and drink, straight from the producers. Fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, meat, cheese, bakery goods, ready meals and more. Refreshments available. Free entry. 07828 647511
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Family Forest School Day and Camping, Rippledown, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould CT14 8HE. Outdoor activities for families including a pond safari, firelighting and shelter building. Everyone welcome; recommended age is 7+. Two three-hour sessions: Session#1 from 10am to 1pm; Session#2 from 2pm to 5pm. Fee per session: adult £5, children free. Families can also stay for an evening camping from 5pm until Sunday at 11am. Camping fee: £15 per family. website.

Booking and enquiries
01304 851737 (ext 2007)
Deal and Dover United Nations Association Annual Commemoration of Hiroshima, St George’s Church churchyard, High Street, Deal, 10.30am. To remember the world’s first use of nuclear weapons on the city of Hiroshima. 07772 471905
Music4Martha, The Plough Inn, Church Lane, Ripple, 12noon-7pm. Family event with live music, a hog roast, bouncy castle, face painting, tombola, raffle, candyfloss, toffee apples and popcorn. Free entry. In support of the Martha Trust.  
Deal Hospital Fete, in the grounds of Deal Hospital, London Road, Deal, 1pm-4pm. Attractions include: children’s and family activities and entertainment, tombola and games and stalls for plants, bric-a-brac and bottles. Refreshments with a tea bar. Proceeds from the fete benefit Deal Hospital. Maureen Bane
01304 362971
Summer Afternoon Music, Walmer Castle, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 1pm-4pm. Relax with light music on the Castle lawn. Continues each Saturday in August. See website. 01304 364288
 
Sunday 6 August
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, Castle Community College, Mill Road, Deal, 9am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna
07547 103950
Betteshanger junior parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, A258 Deal-Sandwich road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A weekly 2k run for four- to 14-year-olds. Free - but prior registration required. website: www.parkrun.org.uk/betteshanger-juniors  
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome.  
Music4Martha Live Music Event, The Square (outside Dunkerley’s, The King’s Head and the Port Arms), Beach Street, Deal, 12noon-6pm. In support of the Martha Trust. see website. facebook page
Free Band Concert with Medway Concert Brass Concert Band at the Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: ww.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info:
07790 434256
 
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Monday 7 August
Summer Soccer School, St Mary's Catholic Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 10am-3pm (9am for early drop offs). Football related training and games for four- to 11-year-old boys and girls. See Monday 1 August for details. Seb
07850 476341
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walks - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Bernie
07977 491084
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. facebook page

Deal 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. website: www.dealbreastfeedingsupportgroup.co.uk

Tea and Chat Social Group, Village Hall, Ripple, 2pm. All welcome.  
Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk  
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Meeting, The Community Church, Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. A choir of all ages and voices; new members welcome. website: www.dwhsociety.co.uk.  
 
Tuesday 8 August
Summer Soccer School, St Mary's Catholic Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 10am-3pm (9am for early drop offs). Football related training and games for four- to 11-year-old boys and girls. See Monday 1 August for details. Seb
07850 476341
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
HealthWalk, North Deal Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
Knitting for the Needy meeting - a knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 364216
Deal and District Branch of the Kent Family History Society Meeting, The Landmark Centre, (Cleary Hall), 129 High Street. Deal, 7pm for 7.30pm. Guest speaker: Jean Stirk “Introduction to a Vestry Meeting”. Admission: Society members free; non members £2. website: www.dealkfhs.org.uk/
 
Wednesday 9 August
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
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
HealthWalk, Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. 0300 123 1220

Invicta Writers Group Meeting, Walmer Baptist Church, Kelvedon Road entrance, off Dover Road, Walmer, 7.30pm. A monthly meeting for all interested in writing prose, poetry, plays, novels, short stories and other genres. Aim of the group is to encourage and support novice and established writers and to give helpful feedback and suggestions when requested. Fee: £2 (first meeting free).

Elizabeth Acevedo
01304 373777
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome.  
 
Thursday 10 August
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly meeting; all welcome.  
HealthWalk, Deal Pier Walk - Meet in front of Deal Pier, 10.45am for 11am start - lasts approx 30mins. Ideal for people with walking difficulties or recovering from illness. No need to book, just turn up. Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Talk It Out Meeting, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 6.30pm. A support group for people experiencing depression and their families. Call for details. . Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Deal Camcorder Club Meeting, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Meets on second and fourth Thursdays in the month 01304 825943
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior
07749 480104
 
Friday 11 August
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 852686
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). See Friday 4 August for details. Michael Burney
07796 237783
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome.  
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.org.uk  
 
Saturday 12 August
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Summer Afternoon Music, Walmer Castle, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 1pm-4pm. Relax with light music on the Castle lawn. See website. 01304 364288
World War 1 Commemorative Event, Hawkshill Freedown, Walmer, 5pm. Public ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the Freedown's role as an airfield in World War I and the unveiling of a new Aviators' Memorial. Organised by Walmer Parish Council. see website 01304 362363
 
Sunday 13 August
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, Castle Community College, Mill Road, Deal, 9am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna
07547 103950
Betteshanger junior parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, A258 Deal-Sandwich road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A weekly 2k run for four- to 14-year-olds. Free - but prior registration required. website: www.parkrun.org.uk/betteshanger-juniors  
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome.  
Classic Motorcycle Display, The Pier, Deal Seafront, 12noon. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk  
Picnic at The Castle, Sandown Castle Community Garden, Sandown Road, North Deal, 12noon-4pm. The public is invited to bring a picnic and meet the garden team. Musical entertainment, plant stall, tea tent and raffle. facebook page
Free Band Concert with Medway Towns Band* at the Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org. *NB: change to previously advertised programme. wet weather info:
07790 434256
 
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Monday 14 August
Summer Soccer School, St Mary's Catholic Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 10am-3pm (9am for early drop offs). Football related training and games for four- to 11-year-old boys and girls. See Monday 1 August for details. Seb
07850 476341
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
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walks - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Bernie
07977 491084

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Social group for breastfeeding mums; prams and toddlers welcome. website: www.dealbreastfeedingsupportgroup.co.uk

Tea and Chat Social, Ripple Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 2pm. All welcome. 01304 374512
Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk  
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Meeting, The Community Church, Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. A choir of all ages and voices; new members welcome. website: www.dwhsociety.co.uk.  
 
Tuesday 15 August
Summer Soccer School, St Mary's Catholic Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 10am-3pm (9am for early drop offs). Football related training and games for four- to 11-year-old boys and girls. See Monday 1 August for details. Seb
07850 476341
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
HealthWalk, Sandown Castle, North Deal, 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Bernie
07977 491084
Knitting for the Needy meeting - a knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 364216
 
Wednesday 16 August
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 local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. 0300 123 1220
 Fred and Ginger, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm. The story and songs of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers narrated by Robert Habermann. Tickets: £14; concessions £12. Astor Theatre
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome.  
 
Thursday 17 August
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly meeting; all welcome.  
HealthWalk, Deal Pier Walk - Meet in front of Deal Pier, 10.45am for 11am start - lasts approx 30mins. Ideal for people with walking difficulties or recovering from illness. No need to book, just turn up. Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
 Frank Sinatra – His Way!, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm. The career and songs of Frank Sinatra narrated and sung by Robert Haberman. Tickets: £14; concessions £12. Astor Theatre
Talk It Out Meeting, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 6.30pm. A support group for people experiencing depression and their families. Call for details. . Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Kander Care Disco, The Ocean Rooms, 32-36 Queen Street, Deal, 6.30pm-8.30pm. A fortnightly disco for anyone with learning difficulties or disabilities. Refreshments available; full wheelchair access. Entry: £3 (includes a raffle). 07729 763784
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior
07749 480104
 
Friday 18 August
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. facebook page
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 852686
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome.  
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). See Friday 4 August for details. Michael Burney
07796 237783
Clarkson's Vintage Music Hall, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 7pm. "Good Old Days" entertainment. Tickets £6. Book tickets:
01304 366827
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.org.uk  
 
Saturday 19 August  
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Police "Surgery" for Middle Deal and Sholden, Deal Police Station, London Road, Deal, 11am. Meet local police representatives. See website.  
Picnic on the Green, Walmer Green, The Strand, Walmer, 1pm-5pm. Walmer Parish Council's annual community event with live music on the Bandstand, children's funfair, community stalls and displays. Free (apart from small charges for funfair rides). Walmer Parish Council
01304 362363
Summer Afternoon Music, Walmer Castle, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 1pm-4pm. Relax with light music on the Castle lawn. See website. 01304 364288
 Memories of Elvis, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm. A tribute to the American singer by two fans Aaron Richie and Andy Kennett. Tickets: £12. Astor Theatre
Outdoor Theatre: The Comedy of Errors, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, doors 6pm, performance 7.30pm. The Lord Chamberlain’s Men all male theatre company's production of Shakespeare’s farce, The Comedy of Errors. For tickets and prices, see the English Heritage website.  
Deal and Walmer Lions Club Quiz Night, The Alma pub, West Street, Deal, starting at 7.45pm. £4 entry; door prize of a bottle of wine, raffle with tasty prizes; plus Heads and Tails. All proceeds after expenses will benefit local charities and good causes. To book a table
contact Vic
07902 047241
Open Air Cinema - Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them (2016), Betteshanger Park, A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, doors open 7pm; starts 8pm. Tickets £10; early bird £7.50. See website.  
 
Sunday 20 August  
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, Castle Community College, Mill Road, Deal, 9am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna
07547 103950
Betteshanger junior parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, A258 Deal-Sandwich road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A weekly 2k run for four- to 14-year-olds. Free - but prior registration required. website: www.parkrun.org.uk/betteshanger-juniors  
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome.  
Junior Pier Festival #2, Deal Pier, 11am-3pm. Junior angling competition for boys and girls under 16 years of age - organised by Deal Angling Club (1919). Trophies and prizes including rods, reels, DVDs and tackle boxes. Entry fee: £1; enter on the day at Deal Pier from 9.30am. Pat Heath
01304 361248
Free Band Concert with Northfleet Brass at the Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info:
07790 434256
 
Events details More information
Monday 21 August
Summer Soccer School, St Mary's Catholic Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 10am-3pm (9am for early drop offs). Football related training and games for four- to 11-year-old boys and girls. See Monday 1 August for details. Seb
07850 476341
Cricket Week at the Deal Victoria and Barns Close Cricket Club, Court Road, Upper Walmer. Matches on six days (not on Saturday) from Monday 21 to Sunday 27 August. Matches start 1.30pm-2pm. Bar opens 1pm. facebook page
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
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walks - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Bernie
07977 491084

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Social group for breastfeeding mums; prams and toddlers welcome. website: www.dealbreastfeedingsupportgroup.co.uk

Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk  
Deal Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Weekly meeting. Fee £3 (plus 50p towards shuttlecocks). Ron or Lesley
01304 364726
Sholden Parish Council Meeting, Sholden Village Hall, junction of Sholden New Road and The Street, Sholden, 6.30pm. Local residents welcome to attend. Parish Clerk
01304 366077
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Meeting, The Community Church, Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. A choir of all ages and voices; new members welcome. website: www.dwhsociety.co.uk.  
 
Tuesday 22 August
Summer Soccer School, St Mary's Catholic Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 10am-3pm (9am for early drop offs). Football related training and games for four- to 11-year-old boys and girls. See Monday 1 August for details. Seb
07850 476341
Macmillan Coffee Morning, St Leonard's Social Centre, Rectory Road, Deal, 9.30am-11.30am. Stalls, cakes, plants, raffle and tombola.  
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
HealthWalk, North Deal Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Bernie
07977 491084
Knitting for the Needy meeting - a knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 364216
 
Wednesday 23 August
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
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
HealthWalk, Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. 0300 123 1220
Bangers and Balls at Der Bär, 152 High Street, Deal, sittings at 6pm and 8.15pm. Five-star reviewed pop-up dining for one night only! £17 for three courses with vegan- and meat-friendly menus. Pre-booking advised. 01304 363306
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Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome.  
 
Thursday 24 August
White Cliffs Walking Festival 2017: Thursday 24 August - Wednesday 30 August. Organised by White Cliffs Ramblers. Over forty walks led by experienced walk leaders in the countryside around Deal and Walmer and along the White Cliffs. Pre-booking places on walks is advised. website: www.whitecliffswalkingfestival.org.uk  
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly meeting; all welcome.  
HealthWalk, Deal Pier Walk - Meet in front of Deal Pier, 10.45am for 11am start - lasts approx 30mins. Ideal for people with walking difficulties or recovering from illness. No need to book, just turn up. Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Talk It Out Meeting, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 6.30pm. A support group for people experiencing depression and their families. Call for details. . Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Deal Camcorder Club Meeting, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Meets on second and fourth Thursdays in the month 01304 825943
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior
07749 480104
 
Friday 25 August
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. facebook page
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 852686
Deal and Betteshanger RFC 2017 Beer Festival, The Drill Field, off Canada Road, Walmer. Over ten guest ales at £2 a pint. Three-day event: Friday 5.30pm onwards; Saturday and Sunday 12.30pm onwards. Refreshments, other drinks and children's grassed play area. Free entry; open to all. website: www.dealandbettesrfc.org.uk  
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). See Friday 4 August for details. Michael Burney
07796 237783
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome.  
Live Music and Charity Auction, The Saracen's Head, Alfred Square,Deal, 7pm-11.15pm. Free entry. In support of the Martha Trust. facebook page
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.org.uk  
 
Saturday 26 August
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Police "Surgery" for North Deal, outside Marks and Spencer Store, High Street, Deal, 10am. Meet local police representatives. See website.  
Deal and Betteshanger RFC 2017 Beer Festival, The Drill Field, off Canada Road, Walmer. Over ten guest ales at £2 a pint. 12.30pm onwards. Refreshments, other drinks and children's grassed play area. Free entry; open to all. website: www.dealandbettesrfc.org.uk  
Summer Fair, Milestone House, 188 London Road, Deal, 1pm-4pm. Family fun with bouncy castle, hook-a-duck, face painting, plus stalls with jewellery, cakes and hair bows. In aid of Huntingtons Disease charity.  
Summer Afternoon Music, Walmer Castle, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 1pm-4pm. Relax with light music on the Castle lawn. See website. 01304 364288
Answers in Genesis, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 6.30pm. A evening conference with Simon Turpin. Topics: Answering Atheism and Genesis - Unique Revelation or Ancient Myth? Refreshments. All welcome; free admission. 07951 877263
 
Sunday 27 August
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, Castle Community College, Mill Road, Deal, 9am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna
07547 103950
Betteshanger junior parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, A258 Deal-Sandwich road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A weekly 2k run for four- to 14-year-olds. Free - but prior registration required. website: www.parkrun.org.uk/betteshanger-juniors  
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome.  
Vintage and Classic Cars Display, The Plough Inn, Church Lane, Ripple, 12noon-2.30pm. All welcome. 01304 360209
Family Fun Day, Deal Welfare Club, Cowdray Square, Deal, 12noon-11pm. Bouncy castle, football shoot out, tombola, barbecue, live music and disco. Free admission; all welcome. 01304 374335
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Deal and Betteshanger RFC 2017 Beer Festival, The Drill Field, off Canada Road, Walmer. Over ten guest ales at £2 a pint. 12.30pm onwards. Other drinks and children's grassed play area. Free entry; open to all. website: www.dealandbettesrfc.org.uk  
Free Band Concert with Hythe Town Concert Band at the Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info:
07790 434256
 
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Monday 28 August
Summer Bank Holiday  
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Annual Summer Show and Boot Fair, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 9am-3pm. The flower, vegetable and handicraft shows are in the Hall and the boot fair and refreshment tent are on the adjoining meadow. Admission: 30p. 07810 493900
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. Please check with organiser. facebook page
Kent Miners’ Festival 2017, Betteshanger Community Park, Circular Road, Betteshanger CT14 0LT, 10am-5pm. Attractions include: History of the Kent Coalfield display, stands by local interest groups; Snowdown Colliery Brass Band, Betteshanger Academy Brass Band, Betteshanger Senior Band and KC’s Dancers. Plus the Kent Community Coal Queen competion. website: www.kentminersfestival.org.uk.  
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walk; no need to book, just turn up. Please check with organiser. Bernie
07977 491084
Guardians of the Deep Beach Ramble, meet at Deal Pier, 11am. Explore the fauna, flora and features of the beach from the Pier to Walmer Castle. All welcome.  
Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St George's Road, Deal CT14 6BA, 11am-4pm. website: www.dealmuseum.co.uk  

Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront. Open 11.30am-4.30pm. Admission: adults £3, children 5 and over and students £2, children under 5 free. see website

01304 360897
(only during opening hours)
Outdoor Theatre: Jane Eyre, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, gates open 6.30pm, performance at 7.30pm. Chapterhouse Theatre Company's production adapted from Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel. For tickets and prices, see the English Heritage website.  
 
Tuesday 29 August
Summer Soccer School, St Mary's Catholic Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 10am-3pm (9am for early drop offs). Football related training and games for four- to 11-year-old boys and girls. See Monday 1 August for details. Seb
07850 476341
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
HealthWalk, Sandown Castle, North Deal, 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Bernie
07977 491084
Knitting for the Needy meeting - a knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 364216
 
Wednesday 30 August
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 local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. 0300 123 1220
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 (includes tea, coffee and a buffet). Chrissi Dunn
01304 373677
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome.  
 
Thursday 31 August
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly meeting; all welcome.  
HealthWalk, Deal Pier Walk - Meet in front of Deal Pier, 10.45am for 11am start - lasts approx 30mins. Ideal for people with walking difficulties or recovering from illness. No need to book, just turn up. Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Talk It Out Meeting, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 6.30pm. A support group for people experiencing depression and their families. Call for details. . Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Kander Care Disco, The Ocean Rooms, 32-36 Queen Street, Deal, 6.30pm-8.30pm. A fortnightly disco for anyone with learning difficulties or disabilities. Refreshments available; full wheelchair access. Entry: £3 (includes a raffle). 07729 763784
Quiz Night, Deal Victoria and Barns Close Cricket Club, Court Road, Upper Walmer, 7pm for 7.30pm start. entry £2; all welcome - booking not required. In aid of Save The Children Fund. website: http://scdeal.org/home/  
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior
07749 480104
 
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