August 2018
Quick links to events in August
Wednesday 1 - Sunday 5 Monday 6 - Sunday 12 Monday 13 - Sunday 19
Monday 20 - Sunday 26 Monday 27 - Friday 31  
VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
Local visitor attractions More information
Deal Castle open to the public, every day in August, 10am-6pm (except August Bank Holiday Monday, 10am-4pm). Admission: adult £7.20; child £4.30; concession £6.50; family £18.70. see website. 0370 333 1181
Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer - open to the public every day in August, 10am-6pm. Admission: adult £10.90; child £6.50; concession £9.80; family £28.30. see website 0370 333 1181

Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront. Open every day in August (except Mondays* and Tuesdays): 11.30am-4.30pm. *Also open Bank Holiday Monday (27 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*. *Also open Bank Holiday Monday (27 August), 11am-4pm. see website 01304 372098
Deal Pier. Re-opened to the public on Saturday 11 August, following essential maintenance works. 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; and on Saturday 12 August 12midnight-8am Sunday.
Restaurant: closed - awaiting details.
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
Live music listing for Deal on Facebook Local live music
 
Quick links to events in August
Wednesday 1 - Sunday 5 Monday 6 - Sunday 12 Monday 13 - Sunday 19
Monday 20 - Sunday 26 Monday 27 - Friday 31  
 
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August: Continuing events and amenities
Stranger in the Window Competition, Deal town centre shops, continues this month with closing date Saturday 11 August. Deal and Walmer Chamber of Trade's annual competition for the public to spot "items not normally sold" in traders' shop windows. Entry forms are £1; available from Woods Newsagents and Shinners Electrical. Cash prizes of £75, £25 and £15 for best entries.  

Exhibition: Scape, Linden Hall Studio, 32 St George's Road, Deal. Display of drawings by Angela Eames. Open: Tuesdays-Saturdays 10am-4pm; Sundays 11am-2pm from Sunday 5 August until Sunday 26 August. Admission: free. See website.

01304 360411
Talk It Out Well-being Centre, Spires Cafe, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal. Support facility for people experiencing depression and related problems. Open: 9am-11am Mondays-Fridays; and also 2pm-4pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
 
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Kent Local Schools' Holiday Break
Wednesday 25 July - Sunday 2 September 2018.
Details: KCC website.
 
Wednesday 1 August
Summer Holiday Club Week #1, The Pines Garden, Beach Road, St Margaret's Bay CT15 6DZ. Outdoor activities for 7- to 14-year-olds, . Daily 9am-4pm; started on Monday 30 July, continues to Friday 3 August. Fees: first child £27 per day, £120 per week; siblings £22 per day or £95 per week. See website. 01304 851737 ext 2008
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. See website. 0300 123 1220
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Monthly Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. Guest speaker: Melanie Gibson Barton on "Parks and Gardens in Flanders". Admission: 50p (includes tea and biscuits). Terence Buttle
07810 493900
 
Thursday 2 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. See website. Rob Moore
01304 374603
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. Cakes, a cuppa and social activity for £1.50; all welcome. (Meets on first Thursday of each month.) 01304 373951
Oceans (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). 07854 739375
Facebook page
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. See website. Graham Prior
07749 480104
 
Friday 3 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
Kingsdown Crafters Weekly Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Support for all types of crafts. Fee: £1.50 (includes tea and biscuits). 01304 360850
01304 379307
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. See website. 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. See website. 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
e-mail:
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
William Thomson, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Illustrated talk by William Thomson, designer and author of "The Book of Tides" and "The World of Tides". Tickets: £5.  
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website.  
Quiz Night, Deal Welfare Club, Cowdray Square, Deal, starts 8pm. Free drinks for winners of each round. £1 entrance; bring your own food; all welcome. Facebook page
 
Saturday 4 August
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
"Jacob's Well" Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. All welcome. 01304 268847
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. 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
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 Garden Music, Walmer Castle Garden, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 1pm-4pm. Light music on the castle lawn. Entry: adult £10.90, child (5-15 years) £6.50, concession £9.80 and family £28.30. See website. 0370 333 1181
 
Sunday 5 August
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11.30am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. 01304 369699
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
Wind Festival, Betteshanger Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 10am-6pm. Spectacular display by Kent Kite Flyers and enjoy a day of kite-flying, kite buggies and wind turbine demonstrations. Entry to this event is free (car parking charges apply). See website. 01304 619227
Free Band Concert with the UK Concert Band at the Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: ww.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info:
07790 434256
 
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Monday 6 August
Summer Holiday Club Week 2, The Pines Garden, Beach Road, St Margaret's Bay CT15 6DZ. Holiday activities for 7- to 14-year-olds. Daily 9am-4pm from Monday 6 to Friday 10 August. Fees: first child £27 per day, £120 per week; siblings £22 per day or £95 per week. See website. 01304 851737 ext 2008
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. See website. 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. See website.

Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. See website.  
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. See website.  
 
Tuesday 7 August
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. See website. 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. See website. 01304 364216
Deal Town Litter Pick, starting from The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 6pm-8pm. Everyone is invited to join in the DealWithIt green group's drive to clear litter across the town centre in preparation for Britain In Bloom judging on Thursday. Facebook page
 
Wednesday 8 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. See website. 0300 123 1220
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome.  
 
Thursday 9 August
Britain In Bloom judges will be visiting Deal today. Deal is competing in the SouthEast Coastal (population over 12,000) category. Last year Deal gained a Silver Gilt award - just short of the top Gold Award achieved by Newquay.  
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. See website. Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
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. See website. Graham Prior
07749 480104
Deal Community Fundraiser Group Meeting, Royal British Legion, Market Street, Deal (above Barnardos), 7.30pm. New social and fundraising group to support local charities. New supporters most welcome. Dot Hardy
01304 367887
e-mail:
Bingo Night, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Deal, 7.45pm start (doors open 7pm). Fee £12.25 for 12-page Bingo Book with Flyer, Jackpot and Box 13 games. Refreshment on sale; bring own alcoholic drinks. All welcome. Continues every Monday and Thursday. Facebook page
 
Friday 10 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
Kingsdown Crafters Weekly Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Support for all types of crafts. Fee: £1.50 (includes tea and biscuits). 01304 360850
01304 379307
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. See website. Michael Burney
01304 852686
Charity Quiz Night, The Alma Pub, 126 West Street, Deal, 6pm to 9pm. Organised by the National Citizen Service in aid of the charity Mind. Entry: adults £3; children £1.50.  
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). See Friday 3 August for details. Michael Burney
07796 237783
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome.  
Charity Quiz Night, Betteshanger Sport and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Up to six per team; pre-booking required. Entry £4 per person; pay on the door. In support of Alzheimers Research UK charity. Book places
07494 325543
American Football Training, Marke Wood Park, Dover Road, Walmer, 7pm-9pm. Free session for new and experienced players, organised by South Kent Smugglers AF. Meet Wednesdays and Fridays.
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website.  
 
Saturday 11 August
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Table Top Sale, The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 8.30am-1pm. Deal and Walmer Lions Club's sale of bric-a-brac and tombola, in support of local charities and good causes. Ken Buxey
"Jacob's Well" Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. All welcome. 01304 268847
Summer Garden Music, Walmer Castle Garden, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 1pm-4pm. An afternoon picnic with live music from Dulcie May and Stephen Bridgland Jazz Duo. Entry: adult £10.90, child (5-15 years) £6.50, concession £9.80 and family £28.30. See website. 0370 333 1181
RCMS Monthly Meet, Borrowpit car park, Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LH, 7pm. A family-friendly gathering for proud car and motorcycle owners, organised by the Rat and Custom Motor Show group. A static meet with no reckless driving. NB: Gates will be closed upon arrival and opened for members. Facebook group
Open Air Cinema, Betteshanger Park, Sholden, nr Deal CT14 0BF. Screening of Steven Spielberg’s 1985 classic "The Goonies". Doors open at 7pm
Film starts at 8.30pm. Admission: £10. website: https://goo.gl/aGhmFj
 
 
Sunday 12 August
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11.30am. See Sunday 5 August for details. 01304 369699
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
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
Classic Motorcycle Display, The Pier, Deal Seafront, 12noon. See website.  
Kingsdown Garden Society Annual Village Show, Kingsdown and Ringwould School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, 2pm. See website. Club Secretary
Jane Jobey
01304 381702
Paws on the Prom 2018, meet Deal Pier, at 2pm. A sponsored walk from the Pier to Walmer Castle and back (approx 3 miles) to help raise vital funds for the Guide Dogs charity. Owners and their dogs (on leads) are invited to take part; sponsorship forms available. Details and sponsorship forms:
Liz Sykes
01304 380854
Free Band Concert with the Medway Concert Brass Band at the Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info:
07790 434256
 
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Monday 13 August
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 walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. See website. 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. See website.

Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. See website.  
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. See website.  
Public Consultation Meeting: Royal Leisure Site, Route One Café, Beach Street, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. An opportunity for people to view and discuss proposals to replace the Royal Leisure Centre building in King Street with 21 one- and two-bedroomed apartments and a commercial space.  
Bingo Night, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Deal, 7.45pm start (doors open 7pm). See Thursday 9 August for details. Facebook page
 
Tuesday 14 August
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. See website. Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
Family Fete, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, off Mill Hill, Deal, 11am-3pm. A day of fun with stalls offering Tombolas and children’s activities. Admission: adults £1 and children 50p. Organised by the NCS "Cloud Nine" team to raise funds for the Demelza House charity.  
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. See website. 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: Peter Rose on “From Hope to Expectation”. Admission: Society members free; non members £2. See website.
The History Project Meeting, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm. Talks and presentations on local history. Free entry. See website. Astor Theatre
 
Wednesday 15 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. See website. 0300 123 1220
American Football Training, Marke Wood Park, Dover Road, Walmer, 7pm-9pm. Free session for new and experienced players, organised by South Kent Smugglers AF. Meet Wednesdays and Fridays.
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome.  
 
Thursday 16 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. See website. Rob Moore
01304 374603

The Astor Palm Court Orchestra, The Astor Community Theatre, 2pm (doors open at 1pm). Popular light music with an ensemble directed from the violin by Julius Bannister. Tickets £7 (includes tea and cake).

Astor Theatre
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Themed Quiz Night, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, off Mill Hill, Deal, 6pm-9pm. Fun quiz with a fancy dress theme and prize for the winner. Admission: £2; children under 10yrs free. Organised by the NCS "Cloud Nine" team to raise funds for the Demelza House charity.  
Oceans (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). 07854 739375
Facebook page
Community History Night, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm. Talks and presentations on local history including: Phil Eyden on "Dover's Forgotten Commando Raid"; Paul Robbins on "The History of Jack the Ripper"; and Jim Davies on "The History of Kents Mines Pt 2". Free entry. See website. Astor Theatre
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. See website. Graham Prior
07749 480104
Bingo Night, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Deal, 7.45pm start (doors open 7pm). See Thursday 9 August for details. Facebook page
A Night of Jazz and Blues, CinCin Bar and Bistro, 15a South Court, Deal, 8.30pm. Fortnightly session with house band, guest musicians and those who wish to perform in a friendly, sociable setting. Facebook page
 
Friday 17 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
Kingsdown Crafters Weekly Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Support for all types of crafts. Fee: £1.50 (includes tea and biscuits). 01304 360850
01304 379307
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. See website. Michael Burney
01304 852686
Tea Dance, The Astor Community Theatre, 2pm (doors open at 1.30pm). Tickets £5 (includes tea and cake). Astor Theatre
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 3 August for details. Michael Burney
07796 237783
Clarkson's Vintage Music Hall, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 7pm. Tickets £6. 01304 366827
American Football Training, Marke Wood Park, Dover Road, Walmer, 7pm-9pm. Free session for new and experienced players, organised by South Kent Smugglers AF. Meet Wednesdays and Fridays.
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website.  
 
Saturday 18 August  
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
"Jacob's Well" Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. All welcome. 01304 268847
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. website.
Seedy Saturday "Bee Fest", The Landmark Centre Garden, High Street, Deal, 10.30am-1pm. Dover Beekeepers offer free advice on beekeeping. Bumblebee Conservation Trust share suggestions for "bee friendly" plants. Honey samples to taste and bee related products on sale. Plus the regular plant and seed swap session for all local gardeners.  
Picnic on the Green, Walmer Green, The Strand, Walmer. Walmer Parish Council advise that this community event will not be held in 2018. Walmer Parish Council
01304 362363
Summer Garden Music, Walmer Castle Garden, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 1pm-4pm. Light music on the castle lawn. Entry: adult £10.90, child (5-15 years) £6.50, concession £9.80 and family £28.30. See website. 0370 333 1181
Memories of Elvis, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Aaron Richie returns with his Elvis Presley tribute show, joined by JC King, as the young Elvis. Tickets: £12. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 19 August  
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11.30am. See Sunday 5 August for details. 01304 369699
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. facebook page
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 the East Peckham Silver Band at the Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info:
07790 434256
Live Music: "Tumblin' Dice", Performance Area, Beach Street, Deal, 3pm. NB: may be affected by wet weather. Facebook page
 
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Monday 20 August
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. See website. 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. See website.

Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon 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
Sholden Parish Council Meeting, Village Hall, corner of Sholden New Road and The Street, Sholden, 6.30pm. All residents welcome. 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. See website.  
Bingo Night, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Deal, 7.45pm start (doors open 7pm). See Thursday 9 August for details. Facebook page
 
Tuesday 21 August
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. See website. 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. See website. 01304 364216
 
Wednesday 22 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. See website. 0300 123 1220
American Football Training, Marke Wood Park, Dover Road, Walmer, 7pm-9pm. Free session for new and experienced players, organised by South Kent Smugglers AF. Meet Wednesdays and Fridays.
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome.  
 
Thursday 23 August
White Cliffs Walking Festival 2018: Thursday 23 August - Wednesday 29 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. See website. Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Chapterhouse Theatre Company present Sense and Sensibility, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 7.30pm (doors open 6.30pm). Tickets: adult £16, child (5-15 years) £10, concession £16 and family £46. See website. 0370 333 1181
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. See website. Graham Prior
07749 480104
Bingo Night, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Deal, 7.45pm start (doors open 7pm). See Thursday 9 August for details. Facebook page
 
Friday 24 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
Kingsdown Crafters Weekly Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Support for all types of crafts. Fee: £1.50 (includes tea and biscuits). 01304 360850
01304 379307
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. See website. Michael Burney
01304 852686
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). See Friday 3 August for details. Michael Burney
07796 237783
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome.  
American Football Training, Marke Wood Park, Dover Road, Walmer, 7pm-9pm. Free session for new and experienced players, organised by South Kent Smugglers AF. Meet Wednesdays and Fridays.
Outdoor Theatre: Robin Hood, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 7.30pm (doors open 6.30pm). Tickets: adult £16, child (5-15 years) £10, concession £16 and family £46. See website. 0370 333 1181
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website.  
 
Saturday 25 August
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Walmer Beach Clean, meet Sea Cafe, Walmer Green, The Strand, Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. Regular and new volunteers welcome. Collection equipment and bags provided. See website.  
"Jacob's Well" Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. All welcome. 01304 268847
Phoenix Quilters Quilt Show, Trinity Church Hall, Union Road, Deal, 10am-5pm. Quilt and craft display, refreshments, tombola, raffle and sales stalls. Admission by donation to Pilgrim's Hospice and Deal Talk It Out. (Continues on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 August.)  
Summer Garden Music, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 1pm-4pm. Light music on the castle lawn. Entry: adult £10.90, child (5-15 years) £6.50, concession £9.80 and family £28.30. See website. 0370 333 1181
 
Sunday 26 August
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11.30am. See Sunday 5 August for details. 01304 369699
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
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-6pm. Live music, bouncy castle, football shoot out, hook a duck, Tombola, sales stalls and barbecue. Free entry; all welcome. 01304 374335
Facebook page
Phoenix Quilters Quilt Show, Trinity Church Hall, Union Road, Deal, 12.30pm-5pm. Quilt and craft display, refreshments, tombola, raffle and sales stalls. Admission by charity donation.  
Free Band Concert with The Tilbury Band at the Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info:
07790 434256
 
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Monday 27 August
Summer Bank Holiday  
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Summer Show, Parish Hall, Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 9am-3pm. The society's annual flower and vegetable show 07810 493900
Garage Safari Sale, householders' garages and front gardens in the South Deal area and part of Walmer, 9am-3pm. The organiser says it is hoped the event will cover Downs Road-Rectory Road and Hamilton Road-St Richard's Road with maps of participants available on the day. Facebook page
Phoenix Quilters Quilt Show, Trinity Church Hall, Union Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. Quilt and craft display, refreshments, tombola, raffle and sales stalls. Admission by charity donation.  
Kent Miners’ Festival 2018, Betteshanger Community Park, Circular Road(via Betteshanger Road, off A258 Deal-Sandwich 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. Free admission and parking. website.  
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walk. See website. 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)
Live Music: The Tony Johnson Band and special guests, Performance Area, Beach Street, Deal, 3pm. NB: may be affected by wet weather. Facebook page
 
Tuesday 28 August
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. See website. 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. See website. 01304 364216
 
Wednesday 29 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. See website. 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
American Football Training, Marke Wood Park, Dover Road, Walmer, 7pm-9pm. Free session for new and experienced players, organised by South Kent Smugglers AF. Meet Wednesdays and Fridays.
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome.  
 
Thursday 30 August
Smugglers Festival 2018. Family folk music festival - now in its 8th year - located in woodland near Deal. Continues until Sunday 2 September. Pre-booking required. For further information and to book see the Smugglers Records website.  
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. See website. Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Oceans (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). 07854 739375
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Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. See website. Graham Prior
07749 480104
Bingo Night, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Deal, 7.45pm start (doors open 7pm). See Thursday 9 August for details. Facebook page
UYC Exposed Radio Show- live!, The Landmark Centre (Spires Bar), High Street, Deal, 8pm-10pm. Deal Radio is taking its weekly award winning programme out of the broadcast studio and into the bar with everyone invited to see the show go out live on www.dealradio.co.uk. Line-up includes Lightworker and The Silent Companions. Free admission. Lisa Lauder
078139 726896
 
Friday 31 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
Annual Art and Craft Exhibition and Sale, St Martin's Church, Great Mongeham CT14 0HL, 10am-5pm. Display of adult and children's art together with local crafts. Cream teas and homemade cakes - all in the beautiful setting of the parish church. Free admission. Exhibition continues on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September. Wendy Madgwick
01304 239143
Kingsdown Crafters Weekly Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Support for all types of crafts. Fee: £1.50 (includes tea and biscuits). 01304 360850
01304 379307
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. See website. Michael Burney
01304 852686
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). See Friday 3 August for details. Michael Burney
07796 237783
Rudy Warman and The Heavy Weather, The Astor Community Theatre, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm). A group of musicians from the South Coast of England. Tickets: £15. the group's website. Astor Theatre
American Football Training, Marke Wood Park, Dover Road, Walmer, 7pm-9pm. Free session for new and experienced players, organised by South Kent Smugglers AF. Meet Wednesdays and Fridays.
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome.  
Quiz Night, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 7.30pm start. Fundraising event "to make life more comfortable" for local 17-year-old Jodie Christy who has severe health problems. Bring own food and drink. Entry: £4 per person. 07494 325543
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website.  
 
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