February 2019
Quick links to events in February
Friday 1 -
Sunday 3
Monday 4 - Sunday 10 Monday 11 - Sunday 17
Monday 18 - Sunday 24 Monday 25 - Thursday 28  
VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
Attraction details More information
Deal Castle open to the public, 10am-4pm on every Saturday and Sunday in February - and every day 18-24 and 27-28 February. 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, 10am-4pm on every Saturday and Sunday in February; and also open every day 18-24 February; and 27 and 28 February. Admission: adult £10.70; child £6.40; concession £9.60; family £27.80. see website 0370 333 1181
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. Open Sundays-Fridays 8am-6pm; Saturdays 8am-12midnight.
Fishing: times as above. Also all-night group bookings available: Sundays-Thursdays 10pm-6am. See website.
Restaurant: Deal Pier Kitchen. See Facebook page.
Pier:
01304 363815

Restaurant:
awaiting details

 

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 February
Friday 1 -
Sunday 3
Monday 4 - Sunday 10 Monday 11 - Sunday 17
Monday 18 - Sunday 24 Monday 25 - Thursday 28  
DAY-BY-DAY EVENTS
Events details More information
February: continuing events and amenities
Display: Work by Dennis Littley and David Cumming, The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal. Featuring Dennis's varied range of figurative and abstract artworks using oil and acrylic media and David's scenes formed from a composite of manipulated photographs. On display throughout February. Astor website

Exhibition: Another Real Deal, Linden Hall Studio, 32 St George's Road, Deal. Photographic portraits by Liz Mott LBIPP featuring around eighty people who truly belong in Deal and its surrounds. From Tuesday 5 February to Saturday, 23 February. Open: Tuesdays-Saturdays 10am-4pm; Sundays 11am-2pm . Admission: free. See website.

01304 360411
A Winter's Trail, Betteshanger Park, A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal. Hedgehog-themed children's adventure trail - suitable for three- to eight-year-olds. A forest trail with riddles and fun tasks. Welly boots advisable! Cost: £1.50 per activity pack. Every day (9.30am-3pm) until Sunday 24 February. Booking not required. 01304 619227
See website
Talk It Out Well-being Support, Deal Ability Community Centre, 43 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
 
Friday 1 February
Friday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
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
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.  
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
Dance Classes:
Over 50s Dance Exercise
, 5pm-6pm;
Beginners Ballroom and Latin
, 7pm-8pm.
Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould. Fee: £5 per session.
01227 710869

Facebook page
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. See website. Michael Burney
01304 852686
e-mail:
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website. Sue Watson
01304 360877
California Dreamers, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). A celebration of the Los Angeles music scene from 1965-1975. Tickets: £17. Astor Theatre
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. website Simon or Bridgette
01304 614113
 
Saturday 2 February
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. website. 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.
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 Market of Green Ideas, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 10.30am-1pm. Public event with stalls, information and activities focusing on environmental projects to improve life in the Deal area and beyond. Includes DealWithIt AGM; stalls on Beach Cleans, Deal Hop Farm, Station Garden, Captain's Garden, Plastic Free Deal, Refill East Kent, Deal Forest, Landmark Garden and Guardians of Deep; and refreshments. see website
Deal Carnival Court Selection, The Ocean Rooms, 32-36 Queen Street, Deal, from 12noon-11pm. The Selection of The Deal Rosebud Queen, The Junior Deal Regatta Court and The Senior Court for 2019. Age ranges: Rosebud 5-7years; Junior Court 8-12years; Senior Court 13-24years; (age is as on Saturday 2 February 2019 and contestants must reside in the CT14 postal area). 07890 942914
Facebook page
The Private Widdle Social Club, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Adult cabaret with a line-up of political incorrectness, rudeness and some nudity and great music. Tickets £21. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 3 February
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. Details and registration form:
see website.
Deal Freewheeling Cycle Ride, meet Mike's Bikes, Hut 55, The Seafront, off Marine Road, Walmer, 9am for 9.15am start. A gentle/slow social ride to Sandwich and back for coffee at the Beach Hut Cafe. All kinds of bikes/riders (including electric bikes) welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Facebook page
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
 
Events details More information
Monday 4 February
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. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. 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.

Helen Hanson
01304 370250
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. See website. Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
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
Knit and Natter Group Meeting, The Rising Sun, 8 Cliffe Road, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Sewing and knitting social group; meets weekly. New members welcome.  

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
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church (former Victoria Baptist Church), Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. See website. Liz Sharp
Bingo, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 7.45pm, door open 7pm. Bingo Book (12 pages + 4 flyer games) for £12.25. Refreshments on sale; own alcoholic drinks allowed. Everyone welcome. Facebook page
 
Tuesday 5 February
Chinese New Year
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, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £3 per session. Chitra
Ipad and Iphone Classes for Seniors, Golf Road Community Centre, North Deal, two sessions: 10am and 11am. Tution for senior citizens on how to use all the features of the Apple iPad and Apple iPhone. Topics include e-mails, searching, shopping with security, FaceTime, SIRI, photos and settings. Fee: €10 per session. The classes continue for the next three Tuesdays. Philip Healey
07772 785927
HealthWalk - Sandown Castle, North Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. See website. Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
Walk: Our Industrial Past, meet Elvington Community Centre car park, St John's Road, Elvington, CT15 4DZA, 11am. A 4½-mile (2½ hours) walk through the area's industrial past - following the route the miners took to Tilmanstone Colliery and the former pit yard; visiting the East Kent Light Railway's abandoned Elvington Halt platform, Tilmanstone and Dane Court, Thornton Farm; and returning along the Downs to the Community Centre for a cup of tea. Sorry, no dogs; if inclement weather, the centre will be open. Steve Durbridge
07928 835525
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 weekly 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
Adult Tap Dancing Class, Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 6pm-7pm. Suitable for beginners and intermediates; provide your own tap shoes. Text Katie for info:
07590 003886
Kingsdown Conservation Group Meeting, Kingsdown and Ringwould CE Primary School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, 7.30pm. Guest speaker: Ken Chapman (Kent Wildlife Trust) on "Winter Seabirds of East Kent". Entry: members £3; non-members £4. Anne-Marie Martin
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. website Simon or Bridgette
01304 614113
 
Wednesday 6 February
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
Deal Health Walk - meet at Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am). A free, short, volunteer-led local walk (duration 60-90mins). No need to book, just turn up. See website. Julia Wells
01304 828713

Deal Botanical Coloured Pencil Group, Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal, 10am - 12noon. A friendly group with tuition for people interested in botanical coloured pencil work. Varied programme of seasonal flowers, leaves, fruits, seeds etc. Relaxing, inspiring and suitable for experienced artists or beginners. (Further sessions: February 13, 20 and 27; March 13, 20 and 27).

Helen Hanson
01304 370250

"Caring With Confidence" Course, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 10am-1pm. Start of a free seven-week course providing advice and support for people caring for a loved one. Topics include: staying healthy, carers benefits and support services. Plus meeting others in a similar situation. Organised by the Carers' Support - Canterbury, Dover and Thanet charity.

Details and
to book places:
01304 364637
Friendship Group Over 50's, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 10am-1pm. Weekly social meeting for the over 50's. Entry: £2 (includes unlimited tea and cake!)

Maria
07582 576267

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). See website. Janet Saunders
01304 373853
or Pat Collyer
01304 364326

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. See website. Parish Clerk
01304 362363
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. See website. Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
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
e-mail:
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. Visitors and new members welcome. See website.  

Deal Mindfulness Group Meeting, St Nicholas' Church, London Road, Sholden, 7.30pm. Regarded as an effective method for combatting stress and anxiety and suitable for both newcomers and established users. The monthly sessions are free. All welcome.

Facebook page
Bingo Session, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 7pm for 7.45pm start. All welcome.  
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). 01304 380405
Facebook page
 
Thursday 7 February
Trinity Toddlers Group, Trinity Church (Wesley Hall), Union Road, Deal, 9.30am. Playgroup for pre-school children and their parents and carers; meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays during term-time. Church Steward
Walmer Mothers and Toddlers' Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. Meets Thursdays (during school term). See website.  
"Drop In" Social, The Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Regular long-established weekly event. All welcome. Patricia Bradford
01304 364769
Parent and Toddler Group, Village Hall, Sholden, 10am-12noon. Fee: £1 per session. Jim Sullivan
01304 379106
Friends4U Social Club Meeting, Royal Hotel, Beach Street, Deal, 10.30am-12.30pm. Social and friendship group for active over-50's. New members welcome. website Peter Cartwright
01304 239571
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, St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Ringwould, 2pm-3.30pm. Meets on first Thursday of each month. 01304 373951
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Deal Station Clean Up, area around Deal Rail Station, 2pm-4pm. Regular and new volunteers welcome for DealWithIt "green" group's litter pick and tidy up initiative. see website
Deal Hop Farm - Season 3 Launch, The Lighthouse, 50 The Strand, Walmer, 6.30pm. An opportunity to find out about the local community hop growing project which has already enjoyed two successful years and yielded quality local beers. Prospective and existing members welcome. 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
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, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 7.45pm, door open 7pm. Bingo Book (12 pages + 4 flyer games) for £12.25. Refreshments on sale; own alcoholic drinks allowed. Everyone welcome. Facebook page
"Do You Think That's Wise?", The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Tribute to the late John Le Mesurier by leading impressionist Julian Dutton. Tickets: £15; concessions £13. Astor Theatre
 
Friday 8 February
Friday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am-1.30pm. 01304 361999
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
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
Walmer Women's Institute Meeting, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. Guest speaker: Mary Smith on "Schoolgirls in the War". New members welcome. 01304 374010
Dance Classes:
Over 50s Dance Exercise
, 5pm-6pm;
Beginners Ballroom and Latin
, 7pm-8pm.
Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould. Fee: £5 per session.
01227 710869

Facebook page
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. See website. See Friday 1 February for details. Michael Burney
01304 852686
e-mail:
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Quiz Night, Royal British Legion Downs Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 7.30pm-10pm. Monthly quiz with prizes for the winning team and a raffle. All welcome. Entry: £2. See website. 01304 380405
Travels With Sheridan Morley, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). In a tribute to the late Sheridan Morley, Michael Law recalls the author and director's hilarious anecdotes. He plays and sings songs from their joint cabaret shows and explores the biographies which Sheridan was writing during their tours. Tickets: £17. (Optional pre-show meal available.) Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website. Sue Watson
01304 360877
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. website Simon or Bridgette
01304 614113
 
Saturday 9 February
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. website. 01304 268847
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
Quiz Night, The Alma Pub, West Street, Deal, 7.30pm. Fun quiz and raffle. Bring own food; drinks from bar. Entrance: £5 per person (pre-book or on-the-door). Organised by Friends of North Deal; in support of the Sandown Castle Garden Project. Book places:
01304 375833
Slim Chance, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Orginal Slim Chance band members, Steve Bingham, Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson, joined by Brandon O'Neill Billy Bicholls and Geraint Watkins. Tickets: £20-£23. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 10 February
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. Details and registration form:
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

Wedding Fair 2019, The Astor Community Theatre, 10am-2pm. Displays and stands by some of the best wedding suppliers in the South East. Includes photographers, makeup, wedding gowns, florists, cakes, venue decorators, cars, caterers, hair stylists, stationery, favours, DJ and venues. Free entry.

Astor Theatre

Deal Half Marathon, Betteshanger Park, off 258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, starts 10.30am. Route: country roads through the villages of Betteshanger, Northbourne, Ripple, Sutton, East Langdon and Martin Mill. Plus a Junior race starting at 10.45am. For details and entry form, see Deal Tri website.

 
Charity Table Top Sale, Deal Welfare Club, Cowdray Square, off Mill Hill, Deal, 11am-3pm. Stalls, cakes,raffle,tombola, face painting, teas and coffees. Tables available: call 07391 394521. In support of local Scouts participation in the West Virginia World Scout Jamboree. Colin
01304 826272
Classic Motorcycle Display, The Pier, Deal Seafront, 12noon. See website.  
 
 Events details More information
Monday 11 February
Tiny Toes Toddlers and Parents Group, Deal Community Church (former Baptish Church building), Victoria Road, Deal, 10am-11.30am. For details see Monday 4 February. 01304 373297
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

Nature into Art Group, Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal, 10am-12noon. Weekly tutored art group working in a variety of media. For details see Monday 4 February.

Helen Hanson
01304 370250
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
Knit and Natter Group Meeting, The Rising Sun, 8 Cliffe Road, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Sewing and knitting social group; meets weekly. New members welcome.  
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 1pm-3pm. See Monday 4 February for details. 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
Kingsdown and Ringwould WI Meeting, Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm-4pm. Guest speaker: Gehad Hornsey on "Mercy Ships". Visitors and new members welcome.  
Tea and Chat Social, Ripple Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 2pm. All welcome. 01304 374512

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
Ringwould with Kingsdown Parish Council Meeting, Ringwould Village Hall, A249 Dover Road, Ringwould, 7pm.  
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, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 7.45pm, door open 7pm. Bingo Book (12 pages + 4 flyer games) for £12.25. Refreshments on sale; own alcoholic drinks allowed. Everyone welcome. Facebook page
 
Tuesday 12 February
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, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers and experienced users. £3 per session. Chitra
Ipad and Iphone Classes for Seniors, Golf Road Community Centre, North Deal; sessions: 10am and 11am. Tution for senior citizens on using all the features of the Apple iPad and Apple iPhone. £10 per session. For more, see Tuesday 5 February listing. Philip Healey
07772 785927
HealthWalk - Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
See website
Breastfeeding Support Group, Blossom Children's Centre, The Downs C of E Primary School, Downs Road, Walmer, 1pm-2.30pm. Please ckeck with organiser. 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 weekly meeting. A knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. 01304 364216
See website
Adult Tap Dancing Class, Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 6pm-7pm. Suitable for beginners and intermediates; provide your own tap shoes. Text Katie for info:
07590 003886
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: Nick Tomaszewski on “A Thousand Years History of a Polish Family”. Admission: 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 or Bridgette
01304 614113

See website
 
Wednesday 13 February
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Deal Health Walk - meet at Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am). A free, short, volunteer-led local walk (duration 60-90mins). No need to book, just turn up. Julia Wells
01304 828713
See website

Deal Botanical Coloured Pencil Group, Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal, 10am - 12noon. Tuition for people interested in botanical coloured pencil work. See Wednesday 6 February listing for details.

Helen Hanson
01304 370250

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. Guest speaker: Viveca Koh FRPS on her work including how she uses her iPhone to take photographs. All welcome; £4 entry for non-members.. Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
See website
Bingo Session, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 7pm for 7.45pm start. All welcome.  
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). 01304 380405
Facebook page
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 14 February
St Valentine's Day
Walmer Mothers and Toddlers' Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. Meets Thursdays (during school term). See website
"Drop In" Social, The Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Regular long-established weekly event. All welcome. Patricia Bradford
01304 364769
Parent and Toddler Group, Village Hall, Sholden, 10am-12noon. Fee: £1 per session. Jim Sullivan
01304 379106
Free Dog Microchipping Session, Marke Wood Recreation Ground, Dover Road, Walmer, 12noon-2pm. Dover District Council's free microchipping service . Owners can also check an existing chip is up to date. NB: may be cancelled in the event of adverse weather. 01304 872289
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

Bach To The Future, The Astor Community Theatre, 2.30pm (doors open at 2pm). Favourite piano music and the story which links them, introduced and played by Andrew Charity. Tickets £10.

Astor Theatre
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
Ripple Parish Council Meeting, Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 7pm. All welcome. Parish Clerk
01304 364406
Talk: Thomas Treanor, Sky Pilot, Walmer Chapel, 30 Station Road, Upper Walmer, 7pm. An illustrated talk by Norman Hopkins on Thomas Treanor, Chaplain of Missions to Seaman and Secretary to the Downs Branch of the RNLI in the late 19th century. All welcome. In support of the Walmer, Deal and District RNLI. See website
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. Graham Prior
07749 480104
See website
Great Mongeham Society Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. . Visitors and new members welcome. 01304 379306
Goodwins Evening Women's Institute Meeting, Trinity Church, Union Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Members meet up on the second Thursday of each month for social and fun activities and to listen to interesting speakers. New members are welcome; an excellent way to make new friends. Secretary
Anne Grant
01304 361704
St Martin's Women's Institute Monthly Meeting, The Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. For women of all ages the group enjoys a variety of speakers, events and other activities. Visitors are welcome. Wendy Marshall
01304 365687
Deal Camcorder Club Meeting, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Meets on second and fourth Thursdays in the month. 01304 825943
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
Bingo, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 7.45pm, door open 7pm. Bingo Book (12 pages + 4 flyer games) for £12.25. Refreshments on sale; own alcoholic drinks allowed. Everyone welcome. Facebook page
 
Friday 15 February
Friday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
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
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. Michael Burney
01304 852686
See website
Organ Recital, St Mary the Virgin Church, Ripple, 2pm. Organist George Sharman with Marika Landy, soprano. All are welcome.  
Dance Classes:
Over 50s Dance Exercise
, 5pm-6pm;
Beginners Ballroom and Latin
, 7pm-8pm.
Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould. Fee: £5 per session.
01227 710869

Facebook page
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. See Friday 1 February listing for details. Michael Burney
01304 852686
e-mail:
See website
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Just Like Errol Brown, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Tribute to Errol Brown, the charismatic front man for 'Hot Chocolate', by Gee Bello. Tickets: £17. Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. 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. website Simon or Bridgette
01304 614113
 
Saturday 16 February
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
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, St. George’s Hall, High Street, Deal, 10am-12noon. Cakes and savouries; books and puzzles; handbags and scarves; vintage items; arts and crafts. Plus raffle and tombola. Admission £1 (includes tea, coffee and biscuits). Organised by The Inner Wheel Club of Deal in aid of The Deal Centre.  
Target Archery Taster, Betteshanger Park, A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal. Sessions at 10am, 11am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm. Coaching with GB Archery qualified instructors in the best techniques to shoot with accuracy. Learn how to hold the bow, the correct body stance, aim and shoot for the first few arrows and progress to a six arrow competition. Suitable for children aged 8 and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Cost: £8 for 45 minutes. See website
01304 619227
Valentine's Dance, Royal British Legion (Downs) Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 7pm-11pm. Music from all the decades. Free entry; all welcome. 01304 380405
See website
Deal and Walmer Lions Club Quiz Night, The Alma pub, West Street, Deal, starting at 7.30pm. £4 entry; tables for 6 or 8; bring own nibbles; drinks from the bar; plus Heads and Tails. All proceeds after expenses benefit local charities and good causes. To book a table
contact Vic
07902 047241
40 Years of Kate Bush, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Tribute to singer Kate Bush by the five-piece band Cloudbusting. Tickets: £20-£24. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 17 February
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. Details and registration form:
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

Sunday Classics, The Astor Community Theatre, 3pm (doors open at 2.30pm). An afternoon of popular classical music performed live by local amateur and professional musicians. Tickets £9; concessions £8.

Astor Theatre
Seafront Films presents Animation Noir, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm). Screening of four tales from the Seafront: A Special Case; Marine Drive; Giant Stiletto Found on Beach; and Mystery as Nightclub Closes. Showing with La Jetée. Tickets: £7/£6. Astor Theatre
 
 Events details More information
Monday 18 February

KCC School Holiday Break
Monday 18 - Friday 22 February 2019

website:
www.kent.gov.uk/.../.../term_dates.aspx

Forest School Holiday Club, Betteshanger Park, A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am-3pm. For children aged between 4 and 11 years, two days of fun and adventures - with learning how to use a range of different tools, lighting fires, camp fire cooking, woodland crafts, building dens, climbing trees, making friends and exploring the forest school site. Cost: £25 per day (includes all activities, equipment, snacks and hot drinks); bring own packed lunch. Additional siblings: £20 each. See website
01304 619227
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

Nature into Art Group, Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal, 10am-12noon. Weekly tutored art group working in a variety of media. For details see Monday 4 February.

Helen Hanson
01304 370250
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
Knit and Natter Group Meeting, The Rising Sun, 8 Cliffe Road, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Sewing and knitting social group; meets weekly. New members welcome.  

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
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, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 7.45pm, door open 7pm. Bingo Book (12 pages + 4 flyer games) for £12.25. Refreshments on sale; own alcoholic drinks allowed. Everyone welcome. Facebook page
 
Tuesday 19 February
Forest School Holiday Club, Betteshanger Park, A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am-3pm. For children aged between 4 and 11 years. For details, see Monday 16 February listing. 01304 619227
See website
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, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers and experienced users. £3 per session. Chitra
Ipad and Iphone Classes for Seniors, Golf Road Community Centre, North Deal; sessions: 10am and 11am. Tution for senior citizens on using all the features of the Apple iPad and Apple iPhone. £10 per session. For more, see Tuesday 5 February listing. Philip Healey
07772 785927
MY/PT Obstacle Course, Betteshanger Park, A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 10am-2pm. A half-term challenge for families and friends to scale the heights of ˜Vertigo", wade ankle deep in mud through the trenches, do battle with ˜Carnage", tackle balance beams, water jumps and rope walks. Cost: £6 for one hour access to the course. Sessions at 10am, 11am, 12noon and 1pm. Suitable for children aged 8 and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 01304 619227
See website
HealthWalk - Sandown Castle, North Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
See website
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 weekly meeting. A knitting circle making items for good causes, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. See website. 01304 364216
Adult Tap Dancing Class, Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 6pm-7pm. Suitable for beginners and intermediates; provide your own tap shoes. Text Katie for info:
07590 003886
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. Simon or Bridgette
01304 614113

See website
 
Wednesday 20 February
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

Workshop: The History and Handling of Film, Kent Museum of the Moving Image, Stanhope Road, Deal, 9.30am-5pm. Film-maker and archivist David Cleveland ('The Prof' from Vision On) explains how film was made, shot, processed and shown, including practical film handling, splicing, projection and the techniques of film identification. Suitable for ages 16+. Fee: £45; students £30 (light lunch and refreshments provided).

more details and booking online
01304 239515
Deal Health Walk - meet at Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am). A free, short, volunteer-led local walk (duration 60-90mins). No need to book, just turn up. Julia Wells
01304 828713
See website

Deal Botanical Coloured Pencil Group, Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal, 10am - 12noon. Tuition for people interested in botanical coloured pencil work. See Wednesday 6 February listing for details.

Helen Hanson
01304 370250
Kid’s Kingdom Parent and Toddler Group Meeting, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, entrance in Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm. Janet Saunders
01304 373853
Mongeham and Ripple Womens Institute Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 2.30pm. Guest speaker: Linda Warren on "Fashion in the 60s and 70s". Visitors welcome. Meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Elizabeth Sleath
01304 619093

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. See website. Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
Bingo Session, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 7pm for 7.45pm start. All welcome.  
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). 01304 380405
Facebook page
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 21 February
"Drop In" Social, The Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Regular long-established weekly event. All welcome. Patricia Bradford
01304 364769
Parent and Toddler Group, Village Hall, Sholden, 10am-12noon. Fee: £1 per session. Jim Sullivan
01304 379106
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 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 £9 (includes tea and cake).

Astor Theatre
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
National Theatre Live: Antony and Cleopatra, The Astor Community Theatre, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm). Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo in Shakespeare's tragedy of politics, passion and power. Tickets £19. Details/booking
Astor Theatre
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.  
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. Graham Prior
07749 480104
See website
Bingo, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 7.45pm, door open 7pm. Bingo Book (12 pages + 4 flyer games) for £12.25. Refreshments on sale; own alcoholic drinks allowed. Everyone welcome. Facebook page
 
Friday 22 February
Friday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
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
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. Michael Burney
01304 852686
See website

Tea Dance, The Astor Community Theatre, 2pm (doors open at 1.30pm). Meet new friends and learn new steps with our resident instructors, Andy and Patrick. Tickets £5 (include tea and cake).

Astor Theatre
Dance Classes:
Over 50s Dance Exercise
, 5pm-6pm;
Beginners Ballroom and Latin
, 7pm-8pm.
Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould. Fee: £5 per session.
01227 710869

Facebook page
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. See Friday 1 February for details. Michael Burney
01304 852686
e-mail:
See website
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Pirates of Penzance, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Merry Opera's exuberant production of Gilbert and Sulivan's "Pirates of Penzance". Tickets: £20. Optional pre-show meal available. Astor Theatre
Bingo Session, Royal British Legion Downs Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 7pm for 7.45pm. All welcome. 01304 380405
See website
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website. Sue Watson
01304 360877
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. Simon or Bridgette
01304 614113

See website
 
Saturday 23 February
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
Target Archery Taster, Betteshanger Park, A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal. Sessions at 10am, 11am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm. Coaching with GB Archery qualified instructors in the best techniques to shoot with accuracy. Learn how to hold the bow, the correct body stance, aim and shoot for the first few arrows and progress to a six arrow competition. Suitable for children aged 8 and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Cost: £8 for 45 minutes. See website
01304 619227
Step Dance English and USA, Trinity Church Hall, Union Road, Deal, from 10.15am. Step and clog dance session with The Arkwrights.
10.15am-11.15am: Traditional step dance styles based on clog tradition from Lancashire;
11.30am-12.30pm: USA style clogging/flat footing. Cost: £7 a session, £12 for both. Wear taps, clogs or smooth sole shoes (avoid trainers).
07501 463187
Facebook page
Seedy Saturday: Seed and Plant Swap, The Landmark Centre Garden, High Street, Deal, 10.30am-12.30pm. The regular opportunity for local gardeners to exchange surplus seeds and plants. Organised by DealWithIt "green" group. See website
Lifeboat Lunch, The Downs Sailing Club, Walmer Seafront, off The Strand, Walmer CT14 7DY, 12.30pm for 1pm start.. A "Bangers 'n' Mash with Apple Crumble" lunch in support of the local RNLI Lifeboat. Tickets: £10, available from the Boathouse (please pre-book). Organised by the RNLI Walmer, Deal and District Fundraising Group. Facebook page
Green Thinking Fair, St Richard's Church Hall, 163 Mill Hill, Deal, 1.30pm-4pm. Free activities for all the family including: making animal masks, face painting, eco and vegan stall, upcycling and fabric repair, reflexology tasster, raffle and refreshmets. Q+A session with Natalie Bennett and Mike Eddy (Green Party) at 3pm. Organised by Dover and Deal Green Party. Facebook page
Kingsdown Rocks Jumble Sale, Ringwould and Kingsdown CE Primary School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, 2pm  
Charity Concert, St Mary's Church, St Clare Road, Upper Walmer, 7.30pm. White Cliffs Symphonic Winds present a programme of popular and symphonic music by well-known wind band composers. Tickets £10 (bookable in advance or, subject to availability, on the door). Book tickets:
07961 772169
See website
Young Elvis, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Mark Summers as the young Elvis Presley; the UK's official number one Elvis Tribute Show winner (the National Theatre Awards 2018). Tickets: £18. Optional pre-show meal available. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 24 February
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. Details and registration form:
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
Deal Beach Clean, meet Deal Pier entrance, 9.30am. The first of 2019's two Marine Conservation Society "cleans" where all the litter and debris gathered from the local beach is recorded as part of a national survey. 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
Vintage and Classic Cars Display, The Plough Inn, Church Lane, Ripple, 11.30am-2pm. All welcome. 01304 360209

KCC School Holiday Break ends.
website:
www.kent.gov.uk/.../.../term_dates.aspx

 
 Events details More information
Monday 25 February
Tiny Toes Toddlers and Parents Group, Deal Community Church (former Baptish Church building), Victoria Road, Deal, 10am-11.30am. See Monday 4 February for details. 01304 373297
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

Nature into Art Group, Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal, 10am-12noon. Weekly tutored art group working in a variety of media. For details see Monday 4 February.

Helen Hanson
01304 370250
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. See website. Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 1pm-3pm. See Monday 4 February for details. Wendy
01304 239143
Knit and Natter Group Meeting, The Rising Sun, 8 Cliffe Road, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Sewing and knitting social group; meets weekly. New members welcome.  

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
Sholden Parish Council Meeting, Village Hall, corner of Sholden New Road and The Street, Sholden, 6.30pm. All residents welcome. Parish Clerk
01304 366077
Ripple Bingo Club, Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, starts 7pm. All welcome. 01304 365573
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, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 7.45pm, door open 7pm. Bingo Book (12 pages + 4 flyer games) for £12.25. Refreshments on sale; own alcoholic drinks allowed. Everyone welcome. Facebook page
Kingsdown Garden Society Monthly Meeting, Ringwould and Kingsdown CE Primary School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, 7.45pm. Guest speaker: Jo Baker on "Permaculture and edible plants in the garden". T. Ridley Ellis
01304 381084
See website

The Last Picture Club presents "The Happy Prince", The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm). The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde. Tickets £8; concessions £7; Astor Friends £6.

Astor Theatre
 
Tuesday 26 February
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, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers and experienced users. £3 per session. Chitra
Ipad and Iphone Classes for Seniors, Golf Road Community Centre, North Deal; sessions: 10am and 11am. Tution for senior citizens on using all the features of the Apple iPad and Apple iPhone. £10 per session. For more, see Tuesday 5 February listing. Philip Healey
07772 785927
HealthWalk - Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
See website
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 weekly meeting. A knitting circle making items for good causes, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. 01304 364216
See website
Adult Tap Dancing Class, Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 6pm-7pm. Suitable for beginners and intermediates; provide your own tap shoes. Text Katie for info:
07590 003886
Licensing Service, St Mary's Church, St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 7pm. Formal licensing ceremony of the Rev'd Carolyn Wood as associate priest of the Walmer and Cornilo Benefice and the Rev'd Canon Seth Cooper as Rector. All welcome. Church Office
01304 366605
Ripple Bingo Club, Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, starts 7pm. All welcome. 01304 365573
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. Simon or Bridgette
01304 614113

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Wednesday 27 February
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Deal Health Walk - meet at Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am). A free, short, volunteer-led local walk (duration 60-90mins). No need to book, just turn up. Julia Wells
01304 828713
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Deal Botanical Coloured Pencil Group, Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal, 10am - 12noon. Tuition for people interested in botanical coloured pencil work. See Wednesday 6 February listing for details.

Helen Hanson
01304 370250
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). See website. Janet Saunders
01304 373853
or Pat Collyer
01304 364326

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
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Bingo Session, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 7pm for 7.45pm start. All welcome.  
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). 01304 380405
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Thursday 28 February
Walmer Mothers and Toddlers' Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. Every Thursday (during school term). See website
"Drop In" Social, The Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Regular long-established weekly event. All welcome. Patricia Bradford
01304 364769
Parent and Toddler Group, Village Hall, Sholden, 10am-12noon. Fee: £1 per session. Jim Sullivan
01304 379106
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, Broad Street, Deal, 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 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. Graham Prior
07749 480104
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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.
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Bingo, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 7.45pm, door open 7pm. Bingo Book (12 pages + 4 flyer games) for £12.25. Refreshments on sale; own alcoholic drinks allowed. Everyone welcome. Facebook page
 
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