March 2019
Quick links to events in March
Friday 1 -
Sunday 3
Monday 4 -
Sunday 10
Monday 11 -
Sunday 17
Monday 18 -
Sunday 24
Monday 25 -
Sunday 31
 
 
VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
Attractions details More information
Deal Castle. Open to the public every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in March, 10am-4pm. Admission: adult £7.20; child £4.30; concession £6.50; family £18.70. see website. 0370 333 1181
Walmer Castle, Kingsdown Road, Walmer. Open to the public 10am-4pm every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in March. 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 March
Friday 1 -
Sunday 3
Monday 4 -
Sunday 10
Monday 11 -
Sunday 17
Monday 18 -
Sunday 24
Monday 25 -
Sunday 31
 
 
DAY-BY-DAY EVENTS
Events details More information
March - continuing events and amenities
Display: Another Real Deal, The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal. Featuring black and white portraits of people who live in and/or work around Deal by photographer Lix Mott. Throughout March and April. Astor website

Exhibition: Black and White, Linden Hall Studio, 32 St George's Road, Deal. A mixed exhibition of contemporary drawing. Open: Tuesdays-Saturdays 10am-4pm; Sundays 11am-2pm from Tuesday 5 March - Saturday, 30 March. Admission: free. See website.

01304 360411
Classic British Films, Kent Museum of the Moving Image, 41 Stanhope Road, Deal. Kent MOMI in association with Talking Pictures TV is holding free screenings of classic British films from Friday 29 March until Sunday 21 April. For details and
to book places,
see website
01304 239515
Talk It Out Well-being Support, Deal Ability, Victoria Road, Deal. For people experiencing depression and related problems. Open: Mondays-Fridays 11am-1pm; and Wednesdays 2pm-4pm. Also 6pm-8pm on first Tuesday of each month. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
 
Friday 1 March
St David's Day 2019
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
Coffee and Flowers, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 10am-12noon. An invitation by members of the Deal and District Flower Club to join them for coffee and, if you've got some flowers, let them offer to arrange them for you.  
Mencap Coffee Morning, Community Church Deal, Victoria Road, Deal, 10am-1pm. A social event hosted by East Kent Mencap to hear about its work with people with a learning disability and new Resource Centre in Deal. 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
Deal and District Strokes Meeting, Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 2pm-4pm. Support and social group for stroke survivors, their families and carers. See website. 07584 044122
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
01304 852686
e-mail:
See website
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
Charity Ball, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Tickets: £35. Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Singer’s Night. Admission: £1.50 for singers and £2 for non-singers. Sue Watson
01304 360877
See website
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 2 March
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. A 5km community timed run along the seafront to Deal Pier, back to Walmer Castle and returning to The Beach. Free and open to all - for fun or as part of a training plan. Details and registration form:
see website
Family History Research Help, The Landmark Centre (Diane Nash room), 129 High Street, Deal, 10am-12noon. Free advice session by members of the Deal Branch of the Kent Family History Society.
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Free refreshments. All welcome. 01304 268847
See website
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
Who Are You UK, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Tickets: £18/£21. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 3 March
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A 2k timed run for juniors only (4-14 year olds); every Sunday. Free - but registration required. See website
Deal 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
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", The Magnet pub, London Road, Deal, 9.30am, set off 10am. Facebook page
 
Events details More information
Monday 4 March
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
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
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 1pm-3pm. Craft, play and music activities for children up to 5 years. Entry: £1.50 per family group. Operates Mondays during term time. Wendy
01304 239143

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Social group for breastfeeding mums; prams and toddlers welcome. £1.50.

Candice Roberts
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352

Badminton. Friendly fitness and lighthearted games. Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. £1.50 per session.

See website
Deal Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Weekly meeting. Fee £3 (plus 50p towards shuttlecocks). Ron or Lesley
01304 364726
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
Charity Quiz Night, The Plough, Church Lane, Ripple, 8pm. In support of local RNLI. 01304 360209
 
Tuesday 5 March
Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) 2019
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities. 01304 372080
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £3 per session. Chitra
HealthWalk - Sandown Castle, North Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
See website
Men's Support "Drop In", The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 11am-1pm. Support and advice on range of men's issues including budgeting, family law and housing. Pop in; no appointment needed. Organised by Dads House and Talk It Out groups. 07511 486972
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
Singing for Pleasure, Deal Community Church Hall, Stanley Road, Deal, 2pm-3pm. Learn folk songs from around the world; no experience necessary. Fee: £5 per session (every Tuesday in school term time). Natasha Greenham
07912 184808
Knitting for the Needy weekly meeting. A knitting circle making items for charities and good causes, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. 01304 364216
See website
Pancake Party, St Mary's Church, St Clare Road, Upper Walmer, 4.30pm. All welcome; please reserve places; £1.50 per person. 01304 375340
Facebook page
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 6 March
Ash Wednesday 2019 (The first day of Lent)
Wednesday Market - sale of local 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, short, volunteer-led local walk. Julia Wells
01304 828713
See website
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). Meets weekly during school term times. Janet Saunders
01304 373853
or Pat Collyer
01304 364326
See website
Singing for Pleasure, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm-3pm. Weekly session to learn folk songs from around the world; no experience necessary. Fee: £5 per session. Natasha Greenham
07912 184808

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

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Walmer Parish Council Meeting, Parish Council Office, 8 The Strand, Walmer, 7pm. Monthly meeting of the full council. Open to the public with an opportunity for residents to raise matters of concern. Parish Clerk
01304 362363
See website
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
See website
Deal Philatelic Club Monthly Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. 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, Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. Guest speaker: Richard Goodenough on "Establishing an English Vineyard". See website
Learn to Dance Modern Jive, Royal British Legion (Downs) Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Weekly session, ideal for beginners. Fee: £5 per person (pay on the night). Facebook page
 
Thursday 7 March
World Book Day 2019
Mother and Toddlers Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. £1.50 per adult and child; 50p for each additional child. Meet weekly in school term time. 01304 268847
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly event with tea, coffee and chat.  
Parent and Toddler Group, Village Hall, Sholden, 10am-12noon. Fee: £1 per session. Jim Sullivan
01304 379106
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. NB: change of day this month: see Thursday 14 March.  
Deal Station Clean Up Crew, Deal Rail Station, 2pm-4pm. Voluntary effort to clear litter and debris around the Station area. Regular and new supporters welcome. A DealWithIt initiative. See website
NTLive: The Tragedy of Richard II, The Astor Community Theatre, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm). Tickets: £19. Astor Theatre
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. Graham Prior
07749 480104
See website
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
 
Friday 8 March
International Women's Day 2019
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
Kingsdown Crafters Weekly Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Support for all types of crafts. Fee: £1.50 (includes tea and biscuits). 01304 360850
01304 379307
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. Michael Burney
01304 852686
See website

Walmer Women's Institute Meeting, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. Guest speaker: Martin Newcombe on "Kent Countryside Wildlife". New members welcome.

Margaret Musson
01304 374010
Family Bingo Night, Kingsdown and Ringwould CEP School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, eyes down 7pm (doors open 6.30pm). Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Entrance £1; bingo books £10. Monies raised will support Isobel, Alicia and Izzy to represent the UK at the World Scout Jamboree.  
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
01304 852686
e-mail:
See website
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
International Women’s Day Event, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7pm-9pm. A free interactive session for women with mindset coach Nike, who specialises in supporting women to overcome anxiety and grow in confidence. Limited places - so advance booking is advised. Tickets+information
Joanne Harper
01304 361999
Club Quiz, Royal British Legion Downs Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 7pm-10pm. Monthly quiz with prizes for the winning team and a raffle. All welcome. Entry: £2. 01304 380405
See website
Peril At Sea, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Local theatre company Up The Road Theatre's new production. Tickets: £10. Astor Theatre
Charity Bingo Night, Warden House School, Birdwood Avenue, Deal, 7.45pm (doors open 6.45pm). Entrance fee: £12.50 (includes 12-page game book, 4 flyers and raffle ticket). Bring own drinks and snacks. All proceeds will benefit Warden House School's Sensory Room project.  
Deal Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Singer’s Night. Admission: £1.50 for singers and £2 for non-singers. 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 9 March
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
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
ELO Encounter 2019, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Tickets: £18. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 10 March
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A 2k timed run for juniors only (4-14 year olds); every Sunday. Free - but registration required. See website
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna Spain
07547 103950
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", The Magnet pub, London Road, Deal, 9.30am, set off 10am. Facebook page
 
Events details More information
Monday 11 March
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. Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
See website
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 1pm-3pm. Craft, play and music activities for children up to 5 years. Entry: £1.50 per family group. Operates Mondays during term time. Wendy
01304 239143

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Social group for breastfeeding mums; prams and toddlers welcome. £1.50.

Candice Roberts
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352

Badminton. Friendly fitness and lighthearted games. Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. £1.50 per session.

See website
Deal Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Weekly meeting. Fee £3 (plus 50p towards shuttlecocks). Ron or Lesley
01304 364726
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. Guest speaker: Melanie Gibson-Barton on "Eva Braun, Victim or Contriver". Visitors and new members welcome. Doreen Clark
01304 362333
Ringwould with Kingsdown Parish Council Meeting, Ringwould Village Hall, A249 Dover Road, Ringwould, 7pm. Parish Clerk
01304 369791
Kingsdown Village Hall AGM, Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 7pm. An opportunity to hear about the activities of the Hall Trustees and user groups over the past year and their plans for the future. Election of Hall Committee members (nominations required by Monday 25 February). All welcome. 01304 373774
See website
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church (former Victoria Baptist Church), Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. Liz Sharp

See website
 
Tuesday 12 March
Commonwealth Day 2019
website: http://thecommonwealth.org/commonwealthday
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities. 01304 372080
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £3 per session. Chitra
HealthWalk - North Deal Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
See website
Men's Support "Drop In", The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 11am-1pm. Support and advice on range of men's issues. See Tuesday 5 March for details. 07511 486972
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
Singing for Pleasure, Deal Community Church Hall, Stanley Road, Deal, 2pm-3pm. Learn folk songs from around the world; no experience necessary. Fee: £5 per session (every Tuesday in school term time). Natasha Greenham
07912 184808
Knitting for the Needy Meeting. A knitting circle making items for charities and good causes, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. 01304 364216
See website
Ripple Bingo Club, Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, starts 7pm. All welcome. 01304 365573
Public Meeting: Air Pollution Campaign, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7.15pm. Deal Town Council is launching a campaign to tackle air pollution caused by idling vehicle engines outside schools and at some road junctions. See website
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: Geoff Doel on “Outsiders: Outlaws, Poachers, Smugglers and Highwaymen”. Admission: Society members free; non members £2.
See website
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. Simon or Bridgette
01304 614113

See website
 
Wednesday 13 March
Wednesday Market - sale of local 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, short, volunteer-led local walk. Julia Wells
01304 828713
See website

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: March 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). Janet Saunders
01304 373853
or Pat Collyer
01304 364326
See website
Singing for Pleasure, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm-3pm. Weekly session to learn folk songs from around the world; no experience necessary. Fee: £5 per session. Natasha Greenham
07912 184808

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

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
See website
Learn to Dance Modern Jive, Royal British Legion (Downs) Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Weekly session, ideal for beginners. Fee: £5 per person (pay on the night). Facebook page
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
 
Thursday 14 March
Mother and Toddlers Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. £1.50 per adult and child; 50p for each additional child. Meet weekly in school term time. 01304 268847
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly event with tea, coffee and chat.  
Parent and Toddler Group, Village Hall, Sholden, 10am-12noon. Fee: £1 per session. Jim Sullivan
01304 379106
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. NB: change to "second Thursday" for this month! 01304 373951
Ripple Parish Council Meeting, Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 7pm. All welcome. Parish Clerk
01304 364406
Murder Mystery: Live And Let Kill, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.15pm (doors open 6.45pm). Tickets: £32 (includes three-course dinner). Astor Theatre
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. Graham Prior
07749 480104
See website
Goodwins Evening Women's Institute Meeting, Trinity Church, Union Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Members meet on the second Thursday of each month for social activities and to hear interesting speakers. New members 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-9.30pm. Guest Speaker: Roger Thompson on "Keeping Honeybees". Visitors and new members 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
 
Friday 15 March
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
Kingsdown Crafters Weekly Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Support for all types of crafts. Fee: £1.50 (includes tea and biscuits). 01304 360850
01304 379307
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. Michael Burney
01304 852686
See website
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
01304 852686
e-mail:
See website
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
Deal Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm-11pm. Guest artist: Tom McConville, a virtuoso fiddle player and singer of traditional and contemporary songs. Admission: £5. Sue Watson
01304 360877
See website
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. Simon or Bridgette
01304 614113

See website
 
Saturday 16 March
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
Spring Trail, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF, 9.30am-3pm. A new self-led trail through the woods with some fun activities and riddles. Suitable for all ages; ideal for 3-8 year olds. Children must be accompanied by an adult. £1.50 per trail pack (from Cycle Hire); no booking required. See website
Family History Research Help, The Landmark Centre (Diane Nash room), 129 High Street, Deal, 10am-12noon. Free advice session by members of the Deal Branch of the Kent Family History Society.
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Free refreshments. All welcome. 01304 268847
See website
Deal and Walmer Lions Club Quiz Night, The Alma pub, West Street, Deal, starting at 7.30pm. Tables for 6 or 8; bring own nibbles; drinks from the bar; plus Heads and Tails. Proceeds benefit local charities and good causes. To book a table:
Alan
077735 091289
Ken
07950 938857
Kingsdown Rocks Race Night, The Rising Sun, Kingsdown, 7.30pm.  
Play: The Second Best Bed, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Tickets: £17. (Optional pre-show meal available.) Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 17 March
St Patrick's Day 2019
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A 2k timed run for juniors only (4-14 year olds); every Sunday. Free - but registration required. See website
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna Spain
07547 103950
Spring Trail, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal CT14 0BF, 9.30am-3pm. A new self-led trail through the woods with some fun activities and riddles. Suitable for all ages; ideal for 3-8 year olds. Children must be accompanied by an adult. £1.50 per trail pack (from Cycle Hire); no booking required. See website
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", The Magnet pub, London Road, Deal, 9.30am, set off 10am. Facebook page
Community Walk, starts Walmer Green, off The Strand, Walmer, 11am. Seafront charity walk from The Bandstand, Walmer Green to the Zetland Arms, Kingsdown - and back. Entry fee: £2. Raising money for a School Partnership school in The Gambia. All welcome - including dogs! Facebook page
Grand Opening, Kingsdown Play Park, Ringwould Road, Kingsdown, 2pm-4pm. Celebrating completion of the third and final phase of the Play Park project. All welcome. Complimentary teas and coffees from The Moveable Feast Cafe (Real Deal Roasters), free Solley's ice-cream for the first 100 children, homemade cakes for all and celebratory fizz for the adults. Demonstration by Fresh Air Fitness on how to use the new gym equipment. Organised by Friends of Kingsdown Play Park. Facebook page
Organ Recital, St Mary the Virgin Church, Ripple, 3pm. Organist George Sharman with Marika Landy (soprano). All are welcome.  
 
Events details More information
Monday 18 March
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. Weekly tutored art group working in a variety of media. For details see Monday 11 March.

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. Bernie
07977 491084
See website

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Social group for breastfeeding mums; prams and toddlers welcome. £1.50.

Candice Roberts
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, 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 Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352

Badminton. Friendly fitness and lighthearted games. Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. £1.50 per session.

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

See website
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. All welcome. (Every Monday and Thursday.) Facebook page
 
Tuesday 19 March
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities. 01304 372080
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £3 per session. Chitra

HealthWalk - Sandown Castle, North Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active.

Bernie
07977 491084
See website
Men's Support "Drop In", The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 11am-1pm. Support and advice on range of men's issues. See Tuesday 5 March for details. 07511 486972
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
Singing for Pleasure, Deal Community Church Hall, Stanley Road, Deal, 2pm-3pm. Learn folk songs from around the world; no experience necessary. Fee: £5 per session (every Tuesday in school term time). Natasha Greenham
07912 184808
Knitting for the Needy Meeting, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. A knitting circle making items for charities and good causes. 01304 364216
See website
Kingsdown Conservation Group Meeting, Kingsdown and Ringwould CE Primary School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, 7.30pm. Guest speaker: Hilary Newport (Kent CPRE) on "Resisting Inappropriate Development". Anne-Marie Martin
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 March
March Equinox 2019
Wednesday Market - sale of local 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, short, volunteer-led local walk. Julia Wells
01304 828713
See website
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. Tuition for people interested in botanical coloured pencil work. See Wednesday 13 March 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). Janet Saunders
01304 373853
or Pat Collyer
01304 364326
See website
Singing for Pleasure, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm-3pm. Weekly session to learn folk songs from around the world; no experience necessary. Fee: £5 per session. Natasha Greenham
07912 184808
Mongeham and Ripple Womens Institute Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 2.30pm. Guest speaker: Linda Ford on "Sandown Community Garden". Visitors welcome. Meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Patricia Scott-Bradford
01304 364769

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

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
See website
Learn to Dance Modern Jive, Royal British Legion (Downs) Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Weekly session, ideal for beginners. Fee: £5 per person (pay on the night). Facebook page
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
 
Thursday 21 March
Mother and Toddlers Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. £1.50 per adult and child; 50p for each additional child. Meet weekly in school term time. 01304 268847
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly event with tea, coffee and chat.  
Parent and Toddler Group, Village Hall, Sholden, 10am-12noon. Fee: £1 per session. Jim Sullivan
01304 379106
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
Afternoon Delights: England My England, The Astor Community Theatre, 2.30pm (doors open 2pm). A celebration of English music and song, with members of Kent Sinfonia and Kent Chamber Opera. Tickets: £10. Astor Theatre
Talk It Out Meeting, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 6.30pm. A support group for people experiencing depression and their families. Call for details. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. Graham Prior
07749 480104
See website
Bingo Club, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm start. All welcome.  
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. All welcome. (Every Monday and Thursday.) Facebook page
 
Friday 22 March
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
Kingsdown Crafters Weekly Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Support for all types of crafts. Fee: £1.50 (includes tea and biscuits). 01304 360850
01304 379307
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. Michael Burney
01304 852686
See website
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
01304 852686
e-mail:
See website
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
Two Talks, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer. Paul Garner (Researcher and Lecturer, The Biblical Creation Trust) gives two scientific talks.
7pm: "99% Missing - or where did the geological time go?". 8pm: "The White Cliffs of Dover - a result of Noah's Flood".
See website
Folk Duo: Ninebarrow, St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Ringwould CT14 8HR, 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. 01304 361030
See website
Letz Zep 2019, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Tickets: £18/£23. Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Singer’s Night. Admission: £1.50 for singers and £2 for non-singers. Sue Watson
01304 360877
See website
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 March
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Pilates Class, St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal, 8.30am. 07968 081959
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
Big Spring Clean Beach Clean, meet at Sea Café, Walmer Green, The Strand, Walmer, 9.30am. Regular and new volunteers welcome to join in the community clean up of the local beach. All collecting equipment and bags provided. see website
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Free refreshments. All welcome. 01304 268847
See website

Amateur Boxing Show, Deal Welfare Club, Cowdray Square, Deal CT14 9EU, weigh-in 12noon-1.30pm, boxing starts 2pm. Olympic style boxing with the Sandwich Boxing Club. Entry: adults £12; children £5; tickets available from the Boxing Club or on the door. Proceeds benefit Sandwich Boxing Club.

07749 760520
07968 103219
Facebook page
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
"Celebrate Spring" Quiz, Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Fund raiser for Golf Road Community Company (registered charity 1163274) serving the community. Bring your own food and drinks; half time raffle. Admission: £3 per person. Reception Desk
Golf Road Centre
01304 239199
John Illsley, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Tickets: £25/£30. (Optional pre-show meal available.) Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 24 March
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A 2k timed run for juniors only (4-14 year olds); every Sunday. Free - but registration required. See website
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna Spain
07547 103950
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", The Magnet pub, London Road, Deal, 9.30am, set off 10am. Facebook page
Organised Walk, meet at Kingsdown Road car park, Walmer (near junction with Granville Road). A circular 9.5-mile walk arranged by White Cliffs Ramblers as part of the group's 30th anniversary celebrations. Lunch stop in St. Margaret's. Newcomers are welcome. Graham
01304 367853
or 07815 453324
See website
Paws 4 Pilgrims Sponsored Walk, starts at The Bandstand, Walmer Green, The Strand, Walmer. A 5km sponsored dog walk on the coastal path, raising funds for the Pilgrims Hospices. Times: 8.30am registration opens; 10.30am–12noon the coastal walk; 12noon–3.30pm fun dog show. Karen Kenward
01843 233 934

See website
Spring Beach Clean, from Zetland Arms car park, Seafront, Kingsdown, 10.30am-12.30pm. Regular and new supporters welcome; litter pickers and bin bags provided. Organised by Kingsdown Conservation Group.  
Trivia Quiz, British Legion Club, Market Street, Deal, 2pm for 2.30pm start. Entry: £2 per person. Raffle. All welcome. In support of the Deal Detachment Kent Army Cadet Force.  
 
Events details More information
Monday 25 March
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. Weekly tutored art group working in a variety of media. For details see Monday 11 March.

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. Bernie
07977 491084
See website

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Social group for breastfeeding mums; prams and toddlers welcome. £1.50.

Candice Roberts
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, 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 Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352

Badminton. Friendly fitness and lighthearted games. Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. £1.50 per session.

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

See website
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. All welcome. Facebook page
Kingsdown Garden Society Monthly Meeting, Ringwould and Kingsdown CE Primary School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, 7.45pm. Guest speaker: Alison Marsden on "Gardening by Design". Jane Jobey
01304 381702
See website

The Last Picture Club presents "Bohemian Rhapsody", The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm). The story of the legendary rock music band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid in 1985. Tickets £8; concessions £7; Astor Friends £6.

Astor Theatre
 
Tuesday 26 March
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities. 01304 372080
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £3 per session. Chitra
HealthWalk - North Deal Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. Bernie
07977 491084
See website
Men's Support "Drop In", The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 11am-1pm. Support and advice on range of men's issues. See Tuesday 5 March for details. 07511 486972
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
Singing for Pleasure, Deal Community Church Hall, Stanley Road, Deal, 2pm-3pm. Learn folk songs from around the world; no experience necessary. Fee: £5 per session (every Tuesday in school term time). Natasha Greenham
07912 184808
Knitting for the Needy Meeting, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. A knitting circle making items for charities and good causes. 01304 364216
See website
Ripple Bingo Club, Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, starts 7pm. All welcome. 01304 365573
Deal Town Council Full Council Meeting, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7.15pm. The meeting is open to the public. 01304 361999
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 27 March
Wednesday Market - sale of local 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, short, volunteer-led local walk. 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 13 March listing for details.

Helen Hanson
01304 370250
Recycled Teenagers Tea Party - monthly social event for the over-50s, The Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Entry: £2.50. Guest speakers, a quiz, tea, coffee and a buffet. Chrissi Dunn
01304 373677
Singing for Pleasure, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm-3pm. Weekly session to learn folk songs from around the world; no experience necessary. Fee: £5 per session. Natasha Greenham
07912 184808

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

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
St John's Heritage Association AGM, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 7p. All members welcome.  
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
See website
Learn to Dance Modern Jive, Royal British Legion (Downs) Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Weekly session, ideal for beginners. Fee: £5 per person (pay on the night). Facebook page
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
 
Thursday 28 March
Mother and Toddlers Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. £1.50 per adult and child; 50p for each additional child. Meet weekly in school term time. 01304 268847
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly event with tea, coffee and chat.  
Parent and Toddler Group, Village Hall, Sholden, 10am-12noon. Fee: £1 per session. Jim Sullivan
01304 379106
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
John Lawson's Circus, Victoria Park, Park Road, Deal, performances at 4.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets: adults £12, children and senior citizens £10. NB: vouchers for £8 seats; see website.  
The History Project, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). The monthly meeting for both individuals and organisations to share stories of the area's past. Free admission. Astor Theatre
Quiz Night, Deal Victoria and Barns Close Cricket Club, Court Road, Upper Walmer, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Entry £2; all welcome - booking not required. In aid of Save The Children Fund.
See website
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. Graham Prior
07749 480104
See website
Deal Camcorder Club Meeting, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Meets on second and fourth Thursdays in the month. 01304 825943
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. All welcome. Facebook page
 
Friday 29 March
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
Kingsdown Crafters Weekly Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Support for all types of crafts. Fee: £1.50 (includes tea and biscuits). 01304 360850
01304 379307
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. Michael Burney
01304 852686
See website
Tea Dance, The Astor Community Theatre, 2pm (doors open 1.30pm). Meet new friends and learn new steps with resident instructors, Andy and Patrick. Tickets: £5 (include tea and cake). Astor Theatre
John Lawson's Circus, Victoria Park, Park Road, Deal, performances at 4.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets: adults £12, children and senior citizens £10. NB: vouchers for £8 seats; see website.  
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
01304 852686
e-mail:
See website
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
Bingo Session, Royal British Legion Downs Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 7pm for 7.45pm. All welcome. 01304 380405
See website
An Evening With Ann Widdecombe, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Tickets: £18. (Optional pre-show meal available.) Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Singer’s Night. Admission: £1.50 for singers and £2 for non-singers. Sue Watson
01304 360877
See website
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
The UK is scheduled to leave the EU at 11pm on March 29 2019.
 
Saturday 30 March
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
John Lawson's Circus, Victoria Park, Park Road, Deal, one performance at 2pm. Tickets: adults £12, children and senior citizens £10. NB: vouchers for £8 seats; see website.  
Spring Concert, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 7pm. Featuring Sandwich Music Group, Singing For Pleasure and Kingsdown Bell Ringers. Adults £5; juniors £2. In support of the Church Tower Repair Appeal. Ian Stephen
Bessie Smith, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Julia Titus, as late blues singer Bessie Smith, with Sam Kelly (drums), Paul Johnson (keyboards), Tony Qunta (guitar), Richard Sadlar (upright bass), Clare Hirst (sax/clarinet) and Kevin Davy (trumpet). A narrated show, featuring music from the era and showcasing many of Bessie's songs. Tickets: £18. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 31 March
Mothering Sunday 2019 (Mothers Day)

Start of British Summer Time (at 1am GMT). Clocks move forward by an hour, making it 2am BST. (BST ends on Sunday, 27 October 2019.)

Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A 2k timed run for juniors only (4-14 year olds); every Sunday. Free - but registration required. See website
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna Spain
07547 103950
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", The Magnet pub, London Road, Deal, 9.30am, set off 10am. Facebook page
John Lawson's Circus, Victoria Park, Park Road, Deal, performances at 11.30am and 2.30pm. Tickets: adults £12, children and senior citizens £10. NB: vouchers for £8 seats; see website.  
Vintage and Classic Cars Display, The Plough Inn, Church Lane, Ripple CT14 8JH, 11.30am-2pm. All welcome. 01304 360209
 
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