January 2019
Quick links to events in January
Tuesday 1 - Sunday 6 Monday 7- Sunday 13 Monday 14 - Sunday 20
Monday 21 - Sunday 27 Monday 28 - Thursday 31  
VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
Opening days and times may be subject to change over holiday period.
Events details More information
Deal Castle open to the public Saturdays and Sundays in January, 10am-4pm (NB: closed January 1). Admission: adult £7.20; child £4.30; concession £6.50; family £18.70. see website 03703 331181
Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer - open to the public on New Years Day and every Saturday and Sunday in January, 10am-4pm. Admission: adult £10.90; child £6.50; concession £9.80; family £28.30. see website 03703 331181
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. (Winter opening times: 1 December-31 March.) Open daily: 8am-6pm. Free. NB: times vary over Christmas/New Year period. Tuesday 1 January: open 10am-4pm; Wednesday 2 January (normal winter times resumed) open 8am-6pm.
Fishing: Sunday-Friday: 8am-6pm; Saturday: 8am-12midnight. All night group bookings available Sunday to Thursday 10pm-6am Angling fees apply. see website.
Restaurant: Deal Pier Kitchen (due to open on Friday 4 January 2019). 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 January
Tuesday 1 - Sunday 6 Monday 7- Sunday 13 Monday 14 - Sunday 20
Monday 21 - Sunday 27 Monday 28 - Thursday 31  
DAY-BY-DAY EVENTS
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January: continuing events and amenities
NB: times may be subject to change over New Year.
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. Throughout January and February. Astor website
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 January. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
 
Events details More information
PLEASE NOTE: Arrangements for some events in the first week of January may change. If in doubt, please check with organisers.
Tuesday 1 January
New Year's Day

KCC School Holiday Break
Thursday 20 December 2018 - Wednesday 2 January 2019 inclusive.   website: www.kent.gov.uk/.../term_dates.aspx

03000 414141

Seafront Parkrun - New Year's Day Special, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 8.30am. An extra outing for the 5km community timed run along the seafront to Deal Pier, back to Walmer Castle and returning to The Beach. NB: the earlier start time! Facebook page
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. £2 per session. more details. Chitra
HealthWalk, Sandown Castle, North Deal, 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. See website. Bernie
07977 491084
Deal Timeball Tower Museum, Victoria Parade, Deal, open 12noon-2pm. website.  
Breastfeeding Support Group, Blossom Children's Centre, The Downs C of E Primary School, Downs Road, Walmer, 1pm-2.30pm. Facebook group
 
Wednesday 2 January
Wednesday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalk, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am) - 60-90mins. Free local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. See website. Julia Wells
01304 828713

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
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:
 
Thursday 3 January
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Refreshments and chat. All welcome.  
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Tea and Chat Social, St Nicholas Church, Ringwould, 2pm. Homemade cakes and a cuppa. All welcome. Fee: £1.50.  
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
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 4 January
Friday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
Coffee and Flowers, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 10am-12noon. An invitation by members of the Deal and District Flower Club to join them for coffee and, if you've got some flowers, let them offer to arrange them for you.  
Kingsdown Crafters Group Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Weekly meeting.  
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). 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, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website. Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 5 January
Twelfth Night
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
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
 
Sunday 6 January
Epiphany
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
 
Events details More information
Monday 7 January
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. (Further sessions: Monday mornings 10am–12noon (a ten- week course).

Helen Hanson
01304 370250
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walks - ideal for those who wish to be more active. See website. Call Bernie to confirm
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

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. See website.

Facebook page

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
 
Tuesday 8 January
HealthWalk, North Deal Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal, 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free local walk. See website. Bernie
07977 491084
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. £2 per session. more details. Chitra
Breastfeeding Support Group, Blossom Children's Centre, The Downs C of E Primary School, Downs Road, Walmer, 1pm-2.30pm. Facebook group
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 9 January
Wednesday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalk, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am) - 60-90mins. Free local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. See website. Julia Wells
01304 828713
Loose Fibres Craft Group Meeting, Ripple Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 10am-12noon. Rita Rhodes
01304 365778

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: January 16 and 30; February 6, 13 and 20; March 13, 20 and 27).

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. 01304 373853
01304 364326
Mongeham and Ripple WI Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 2.30pm.  

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
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
The Royal Marines Sergeants Mess Panto: Bonjur, Bonjur, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). The latest charity fund raising offering from former Royal Marines in the town. Set in wartime France, their adult pantomime draws on some familiar 'Allo 'Allo comedy themes and characters - but with an original local Deal twist. Tickets: £17/£15. Further performances: daily until Friday 18 January. Astor Theatre
Learn to Dance Modern Jive, Royal British Legion (Downs) Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Weekly session, ideal for beginners. Fee: £5 per person (pay on the night). Facebook page
 
Thursday 10 January
"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. First meeting. Fee: £1 per session. Jim Sullivan
01304 379106
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Station Litter Pick, Deal Rail Station, 2pm. Community clean up session around the rail station by local volunteers. New helpers 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
Deal Camcorder Club Meeting, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Meets on second and fourth Thursdays in the month. 01304 825943
St Martin's WI Meeting, Parish Hall, Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Visitors and new members welcome. Wendy Marshall
01304 365687
The Royal Marines Sergeants Mess Panto: Bonjur, Bonjur, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). See Wednesday 9 January for details. Astor Theatre
 
Friday 11 January
Friday Market - sale of local 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 Group Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Weekly meeting.  
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. New members welcome. Margaret Musson
01304 374010
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, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
The Royal Marines Sergeants Mess Panto: Bonjur, Bonjur, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). See Wednesday 9 January for details. Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website. Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 12 January
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
The Royal Marines Sergeants Mess Panto: Bonjur, Bonjur, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). See Wednesday 9 January for details. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 13 January
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
Classic Motorcycle Display, Deal Pier, Deal Seafront, 12noon. See website.  
The Royal Marines Sergeants Mess Panto: Bonjur, Bonjur, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). See Wednesday 9 January for details. Astor Theatre
 
Events details More information
Monday 14 January
Tiny Toes Toddlers and Parents Group, Deal Community Church (former Baptish Church building), Victoria Road, Deal, 10am-11.30am. See Monday 7 January 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 7 January.

Helen Hanson
01304 370250
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walks - ideal for those who wish to be more active. See website. Call Bernie to confirm
07977 491084
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 1pm-3pm. See Monday 7 January 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. See website.

Facebook page
Tea and Chat Social, Ripple Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 2pm. All welcome. 01304 374512
Kingsdown and Ringwould WI Meeting, Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm-4pm. Visitors and new members welcome.  

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, Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 7pm. Residents are welcome to attend. Parish Clerk
01304 729081
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
The Royal Marines Sergeants Mess Panto: Bonjur, Bonjur, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). See Wednesday 9 January for details. Astor Theatre
 
Tuesday 15 January
HealthWalk, Sandown Castle, North Deal, 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free local walk. See website. Bernie
07977 491084
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. £2 per session. more details. Chitra
Breastfeeding Support Group, Blossom Children's Centre, The Downs C of E Primary School, Downs Road, Walmer, 1pm-2.30pm. Facebook group
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
The Royal Marines Sergeants Mess Panto: Bonjur, Bonjur, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). See Wednesday 9 January for details. Astor Theatre
 
Wednesday 16 January
Wednesday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalk, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am) - 60-90mins. Free local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. See website. Julia Wells
01304 828713

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 9 January 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. 01304 373853
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
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
The Royal Marines Sergeants Mess Panto: Bonjur, Bonjur, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). See Wednesday 9 January for details. Astor Theatre
Learn to Dance Modern Jive, Royal British Legion (Downs) Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Weekly session, ideal for beginners. Fee: £5 per person (pay on the night). Facebook page
 
Thursday 17 January
"Drop In" Social, The Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. All welcome. Patricia Bradford
01304 364769
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
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
The Royal Marines Sergeants Mess Panto: Bonjur, Bonjur, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). See Wednesday 9 January for details. Astor Theatre
 
Friday 18 January
Friday Market - sale of local 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 Group Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Weekly meeting.  
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. See website. Michael Burney
01304 852686
Organ Recital, Church of the Virging St Mary, Church Lane, ripple, 2pm.  
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, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
The Royal Marines Sergeants Mess Panto: Bonjur, Bonjur, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). See Wednesday 9 January for details. Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website. Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 19 January
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
 
Sunday 20 January
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
Country Walk, starts at The Plough Inn, Church Lane, Ripple, 10am. A leisurely 6-mile circular walk, organised by the White Cliffs Ramblers. website. 01304 364856
 
Events details More information
Monday 21 January
Tiny Toes Toddlers and Parents Group, Deal Community Church (former Baptish Church building), Victoria Road, Deal, 10am-11.30am. See Monday 7 January 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
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walks - ideal for those who wish to be more active. See website. Call Bernie to confirm
07977 491084
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 1pm-3pm. See Monday 7 January 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. See website.

Facebook page

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
 
Tuesday 22 January
HealthWalk, North Deal Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal, 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free local walk. See website. Bernie
07977 491084
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. £2 per session. more details. Chitra
Breastfeeding Support Group, Blossom Children's Centre, The Downs C of E Primary School, Downs Road, Walmer, 1pm-2.30pm. Facebook group
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
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 23 January
Wednesday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999

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+, this workshop can be tailored to participants’ interests and/or needs by prior arrangement. Fee: £45; students £30 (light lunch and refreshments provided). Also includes optional free admission to an archival film screening on 22 January.

more details and booking online
01304 239515
HealthWalk, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am) - 60-90mins. Free local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. See website. Julia Wells
01304 828713
Loose Fibres Craft Group Meeting, Ripple Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 10am-12noon. Rita Rhodes
01304 365778
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. 01304 373853
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. See website. Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
Learn to Dance Modern Jive, Royal British Legion (Downs) Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Weekly session, ideal for beginners. Fee: £5 per person (pay on the night). Facebook page
 
Thursday 24 January
"Drop In" Social, The Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. All welcome. Patricia Bradford
01304 364769

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
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. See website. Graham Prior
07749 480104
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
 
Friday 25 January
Robert Burns Night (Burns Night)
Friday Market - sale of local 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 Group Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Weekly meeting.  
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). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
07796 237783
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Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
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 26 January
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
Arthritis Care Group Monthly Meeting, Deal Centre, Park Street, Deal, 2pm. Support and social group for people with arthritis, their family and friends. Refreshments and transport available. Raffle. Pauline Hamilton
07891 162257
Judy Collins, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). The American singer and songwriter. (Pre-show meal from The Herb Garden available.) Tickets: £25 - £35. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 27 January
Holocaust Memorial Day
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
Vintage and Classic Cars Display, The Plough Inn, Church Lane, Ripple, 12noon-2.30pm. All welcome. 01304 360209
Deal Hop Farm AGM, The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 6pm. Guest speaker: Dr Peter Darby of Wye Hops/British Hop Association. Meeting for members of Deal's hop growing project.  
 
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Monday 28 January
Tiny Toes Toddlers and Parents Group, Deal Community Church (former Baptish Church building), Victoria Road, Deal, 10am-11.30am. See Monday 7 January 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 7 January.

Helen Hanson
01304 370250
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walks - ideal for those who wish to be more active. See website. Call Bernie to confirm
07977 491084
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 1pm-3pm. See Monday 7 January 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. See website.

Facebook page

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
Kingsdown Garden Society Monthly Meeting, Ringwould and Kingsdown CE Primary School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, 7.30pm. Annual General Meeting. See website. T. Ridley Ellis
01304 381084

The Last Picture Club presents "Bohemian Rhapsody", The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm). A foot-stomping celebration of Queen and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Tickets £8; concessions £7; Astor Friends £6.

Astor Theatre
 
Tuesday 29 January
HealthWalk, Sandown Castle, North Deal, 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. See website. Bernie
07977 491084
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. £2 per session. more details. Chitra
Breastfeeding Support Group, Blossom Children's Centre, The Downs C of E Primary School, Downs Road, Walmer, 1pm-2.30pm. Facebook group.
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
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. website Simon or Bridgette
01304 614113
 
Wednesday 30 January
Wednesday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999

Deal Botanical Coloured Pencil Group, Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal, 10am - 12noon. Tuition for people interested in botanical coloured pencil work. For details see Wednesday 9 January listing.

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. 01304 373853
01304 364326
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

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
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
Learn to Dance Modern Jive, Royal British Legion (Downs) Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Weekly session, ideal for beginners. Fee: £5 per person (pay on the night). Facebook page
 
Thursday 31 January
"Drop In" Social, The Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. All welcome. Patricia Bradford
01304 364769
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
Facebook page
National Theatre Live: I'm Not Running, The Astor Community Theatre, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm). An explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. Tickets £19. Details/booking
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
 
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