May 2018
Quick links to events in May
Tuesday 1 - Sunday 6 Monday7 - Sunday 13 Monday 14 - Sunday 20
Monday 21 - Sunday 27 Monday 28 - Thursday 31  
VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
Dates More information
Deal Castle open to the public, every day in May, 10am-6pm (Early May and Spring Bank Holidays, 10am-4pm). see website. 0370 333 1181
Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer - open to the public every day in May, 10am-6pm. see website 0370 333 1181
Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront. Open 11.30am to 4.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays in May. Admission: adults £3; children and students £2; children under 5 free. Group visit bookings available. see website 01304 360897
(only during opening hours)
Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St George's Road, Deal. Open: Tuesdays-Fridays 2pm-4.30pm; Saturdays 11am-4.30pm; Sundays 12noon-4pm; closed Mondays. Admission: adults £3; children and concessions £2; family ticket (2 adults and 2 children): £9; wheelchair users: free (donation welcome). see website 01304 372098
Deal Pier. Summer opening times: 1 April - 30 November: Sundays-Thursdays: 8am-10pm; Fridays and Saturdays: 8am-12midnight.
Fishing: times as above. Also all-night group bookings available: Sundays-Thursdays 10pm-6am; and on Sunday 6 May 12midnight-8am.
Restaurant: awaiting details.
Dover District Council website
 
EXTERNAL LISTINGS OF EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Events details More information
 Astor Community Theatre events Astor Theatre
Deal Town Council's meetings Deal TC website
Walmer Parish Council's meetings Walmer PC website
Kent Police neighbourhood meetings Kent Police
Golf Road Community Centre activities Golf Road Centre
Betteshanger Country Park events Betteshanger events
 
Quick links to events in May
Tuesday 1 - Sunday 6 Monday7 - Sunday 13 Monday 14 - Sunday 20
Monday 21 - Sunday 27 Monday 28 - Thursday 31  
DAY-BY-DAY EVENTS
Events details More information
May - special events and facilities
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 May. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Art Display: Cafe Society, Le Pinardier wine bar, 102 High Street, Deal. Works by local artist Dennis Littley who has captured the vibrancy of European cafe life in a unique and colourful style. On view during normal opening hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 12noon–11pm, Saturdays 11am–11pm and Sundays 12noon–5pm. (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.) Facebook page

Exhibition: Transformations, Linden Hall Studio, 32 St George's Road, Deal. Sculptures by Robin Greenwood and paintings by Gary Wragg. Open: Sunday 6 - Sunday 27 May (Tuesdays-Saturdays 10am-4pm; Sundays 11am-2pm). Admission: free.

01304 360411
 
Tuesday 1 May
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Welfare 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. £2 per session. more details. Chitra
Tuesday Social Group, The Christian Centre, Great Mongeham, 10am-12noon. Meet up for a cuppa, chat and craft activity. 01304 381378
HealthWalk - Sandown Castle, North Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. See website. Bernie
07977 491084
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. No appointment needed. Organised by Dads House and Talk It Out groups. See website. 07511 486972
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352
Knitting for the Needy 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
Landmark Jazz Club, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, doors and bar open from 7pm, music starts at 8pm. Tickets: £10 (please book). 01304 360228
 
Wednesday 2 May
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Loose Fibres Craft Group Meeting, Ripple Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 9.30am-12.30pm. Rita Rhodes
01304 365778
HealthWalk - Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. See website. 01304 828713
Kids Kingdom pre-school parent and toddler group (0-4years), Walmer Baptist Church Hall, entrance in Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm. Fee: £1 per family (includes a drink and snack). See website. 01304 373853
or
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. Annual and Monthly meeting of the full council. Open to the public with an opportunity for residents to raise matters of concern. See website. Parish Clerk
01304 362363
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. See website. Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
Deal Philatelic Club Monthly Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 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, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. website.  
St Nicholas Players present "Trivial Pursuits" by Frank Vickery, Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould, 7.30pm. Tickets: £5. 01304 852560
 
Thursday 3 May
Mother and Toddlers Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am (term time). 01304 268847
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 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
Great Mongeham Parish Council Meeting, Parish Hall, Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. Local residents are invited to attend. 01304 614320
St Nicholas Players present "Trivial Pursuits" by Frank Vickery, Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould, 7.30pm. Tickets: £5. 01304 852560
 
Friday 4 May
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 with coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. All welcome. Facebook page
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. See website. Michael Burney
01304 852686
Deal and District Strokes Meeting, Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal, 2pm-4pm. Support and social group for stroke survivors, their families and carers. website: www.dealstrokeclub.btck.co.uk 07584 044122
Little Artists Children's Art and Craft Classes, The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 3.45pm-4.45pm. Weekly classes with a qualified primary school teacher for 5- to 11-year-olds who enjoy being creative. Fee: £8.75 (with sibling discount). Please pre-book places. Tanya
07931 694260
e-mail:
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, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
St Nicholas Players present "Trivial Pursuits" by Frank Vickery, Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould, 7.30pm. Tickets: £5. 01304 852560
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website. Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 5 May
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Deal Farmer's Market, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal. 9.30am-1pm. A variety of local stalls offering quality food and drink, straight from the producers. Fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, meat, cheese, bakery goods, ready meals and more. Refreshments available. Free entry. 07828 647511
Facebook page
RNLI Walmer Car Wash, Walmer Lifeboat Station, Walmer Green, The Strand, Walmer, 10am-3pm. Annual fundraiser for the local lifeboat.  
"Seedy Saturday" Seed and Plant Swap, The Landmark Garden, High Street, Deal, 10.30am-12.30pm. Public event where local residents are welcome to bring seeds and plants to swap for free. Organised by DealWithIt green group. Facebook page
Kingsdown Rocks Cake Competition, Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown. Details and times to be announced.  
Little Artists Craft-a-noon, The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3pm. Monthly classes for families who enjoy being creative. Tanya
07931 694260
e-mail:
St Nicholas Players present "Trivial Pursuits" by Frank Vickery, Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould, 7.30pm. Tickets: £5. 01304 852560
 
Sunday 6 May
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, Castle Community College, Mill Road, Deal, 9am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna
07547 103950
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
Free Band Concert with Betteshanger Welfare Brass Band at The Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info line:
07790 434256

SteveFest, The Astor Community Theatre, 2.30pm (doors open at 2pm). Live music by local groups, in memory of Steve Newman and raising funds for a memorial scholarship at DrumTech. Tickets £8.

Astor Theatre
 
Events details More information
Monday 7 May
Early May Bank Holiday
Please check regular events with organisers.
Walmer Brocante antiques, collectables and craft fair, Walmer Green, opposite The Strand, Walmer, 8am-4pm. Free event organised by Walmer Parish Council.

01304 362363

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. Please check. 01304 373297
Mill Hill Community Cafe (former Cafe Eden), St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Please check. Facebook page
HealthWalk - Betteshanger Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. See website.  Please check. Bernie
07977 491084
Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St George's Road, Deal. Open: 11am-4.30pm. website: www.dealmuseum.co.uk  
Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront. open 11.30am - 4.30pm. website: www.dealtimeball.co.uk  
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. Please check. 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. website: www.dealbreastfeedingsupportgroup.co.uk/ Please check. Facebook page
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. Please check. 07825 703352
Deal Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Weekly meeting. Fee £3 (plus 50p towards shuttlecocks). Please check. 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. Please check. Liz Sharp
 
Tuesday 8 May
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Welfare Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Includes an opportunity to meet local district councillors Mike Eddy, Sid Pollitt and Maggie Cosin. 01304 372080
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help and advice session. more details. Chitra
Tuesday Social Group, The Christian Centre, Great Mongeham, 10am-12noon. Meet up for a cuppa, chat and craft activity. 01304 381378
HealthWalk - North Deal Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. See website. Bernie
07977 491084
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 1 May for details. 07511 486972
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352
Knitting for the Needy meeting, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. A knitting circle making items for babies/children in need. See website. 01304 364216
Deal and District Branch of the Kent Family History Society Meeting, The Landmark Centre, (Cleary Hall), 129 High Street. Deal, 7pm for 7.30pm. Guest speaker: Sheila Harris on “James Constantine Coastguard, Portsmouth to Sandgate”. Admission: Society members free; non members £2. See website.
 
Wednesday 9 May
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalk - Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. See website. 01304 828713
Kids Kingdom pre-school parent and toddler group (0-4years), Walmer Baptist Church Hall, entrance in Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm. Fee: £1 per family (includes a drink and snack). See website. 01304 373853
or
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.  
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
 
Thursday 10 May
Mother and Toddlers Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. 01304 268847
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525

NTLive: Macbeth, The Astor Community Theatre, 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm). Live broadcast of Shakespeare’s tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris with Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Tickets £18.

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
Deal Camcorder Club Meeting, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Meets on second and fourth Thursdays in the month (September to May). 01304 825943
 
Friday 11 May
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 with coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. All welcome. Facebook page
Vintage Aircraft, Hawkshill Freedown, junction of Grams Road and Liverpool Road, Walmer, approx 12noon. Up to 30 different vintage aircraft are due to land on the former airfield at Hawkshill around midday and take off later in the afternoon. A public event. Walmer Parish Council:
01304 362363
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
Little Artists Children's Art and Craft Classes, The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 3.45pm-4.45pm. Weekly classes for 5- to 11-year-olds. Fee: £8.75. See Friday 4 May for details. Tanya
07931 694260
e-mail:
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm for 7pm. See Friday 4 May for details. 07796 237783
Talk: Kentish Hooden Horse and Folk Drama, St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal, 7pm. James Frost (Senior Lecturer at the School of Media, Art and Design at Canterbury Christ Church University) on hoodening and animal disguising traditions. Canterbury Hoodeners will give a short performance. Numbers are limited, so early booking is advisable. Tickets available at Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, by post or on the museum website.  
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914

The Amy Winehouse Experience, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm). Tribute show with Emma Wright as Amy Winehouse plus a full seven piece backing band. Tickets £20-£25. Bookable pre-show meal available.

Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website. Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 12 May
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999

The Budapest Café Orchestra, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm). Traditional folk and gypsy music from across the Balkans and Russia and beautiful ballads such as the theme to Schindler’s List. Tickets £16. Bookable pre-show meal available.

Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 13 May
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, Castle Community College, Mill Road, Deal, 9am-11am. For youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. See Sunday 6 May for details. Donna
07547 103950
Kingsdown Garage Safari, throughout Kingsdown village, starts 9am. Ninth year of this public event with a wide range of householders' surplus goods on stalls around the village. Rita or Rex
01304 375766
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
Classic Motorcycle Display, The Pier, Deal Seafront, 12noon. See website.  
Free Band Concert with Snowdown Colliery Band at The Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info line:
07790 434256
 
Events details More information
Monday 14 May
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 with coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. All welcome. Facebook page
HealthWalk - Betteshanger Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. See website. Bernie
07977 491084
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.

Facebook page
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, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. See website. 01304 364216
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
 
Tuesday 15 May
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Welfare Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities. 01304 372080
Tuesday Social Group, The Christian Centre, Great Mongeham, 10am-12noon. Meet up for a cuppa, chat and craft activity. 01304 381378
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help and advice session. more details. Chitra
HealthWalk - Sandown Castle, North Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. See website. Bernie
07977 491084
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 1 May for details. 07511 486972
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352
Knitting for the Needy knitting circle meeting, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. See website. 01304 364216
 
Wednesday 16 May
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Loose Fibres Craft Group Meeting, Ripple Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 9.30am-12.30pm. Rita Rhodes
01304 365778
HealthWalk - Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. See website. 01304 828713
Kids Kingdom pre-school parent and toddler group (0-4years), Walmer Baptist Church Hall, entrance in Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm. Fee: £1 per family (includes a drink and snack). See website. 01304 373853
or
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 Annual Parish Meeting, Parish Council Office, 8 The Strand, Walmer, 7pm. Open to the public with an opportunity for residents to hear about current and proposed projects in the parish. 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, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
 
Thursday 17 May
Mother and Toddlers Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. 01304 268847
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525

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

Astor Theatre
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. See website. Graham Prior
07749 480104
Deal and District Flower Club Meeting, Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. A small friendly club that meets on the third Thursday of each month - except August and December - for flower arranging demonstrations, practicals and talks. New members and visitors welcome.  

Film: A Century of Coal, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm). Screening of this historic insight into the story of the Kent Coalfields. In aid of the Kent Mining Heritage Foundation. Tickets £10.

Astor Theatre
 
Friday 18 May
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 (former Cafe Eden), St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. See website. Michael Burney
01304 852686

Tea Dance, The Astor Community Theatre, 2pm (doors open at 1.30pm). Tickets £5 (includes tea and cake).

Astor Theatre
Little Artists Children's Art and Craft Classes, The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 3.45pm-4.45pm. Weekly classes for 5- to 11-year-olds. Fee: £8.75. See Friday 4 May for details. Tanya
07931 694260
e-mail:
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm for 7pm. See Friday 4 May for details. 07796 237783
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
60s/70s Night with Martin's Mobile Disco, Deal Victoria and Barns Close Cricket Club, Court Road, Walmer, from 7pm. Tickets £7.50 (include supper); order tickets by calling Heather Morgan. In aid of Cancer Care at Kent and Canterbury Hospital. Heather Morgan
01304 363710 07896 507507

Peggy Lee and Friends, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm). Tribute to the American singer by Australian singer and cabaret performer Brigitte Baden-Rennie with Jason Allen and The Mosaic Cat Band. Tickets £17. Bookable pre-show meal available.

Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website. Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 19 May
Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be married in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. The time is to be confirmed.  
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
 
Sunday 20 May
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, Castle Community College, Mill Road, Deal, 9am-11am. For youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. See Sunday 6 May for details. Donna
07547 103950
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
Free Band Concert with Kent Police Band at The Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info line:
07790 434256
 
Events details More information
Monday 21 May
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 with coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. All welcome. Facebook page
HealthWalk - Betteshanger (Fowlmead) Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. See website. Bernie
07977 491084
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.

Facebook page
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, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. See website. 01304 364216
Deal Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Weekly meeting. Fee £3 (plus 50p towards shuttlecocks). Ron or Lesley
01304 364726
Sholden Parish Council Annual Meeting, Village Hall, corner of Sholden New Road and The Street, Sholden, 6.30pm. All residents welcome. Parish Clerk
01304 366077
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church (former Victoria Baptist Church), Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. Liz Sharp
 
Tuesday 22 May
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Welfare 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 and advice session. more details. Chitra
Tuesday Social Group, The Christian Centre, Great Mongeham, 10am-12noon. Meet up for a cuppa, chat and craft activity. 01304 381378
HealthWalk - North Deal Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. See website. Bernie
07977 491084
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 1 May for details. 07511 486972
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352
Knitting for the Needy meeting - charity knitting group, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. See website. 01304 364216
Sholden Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting, Scout Headquarters, The Street, Sholden, 7pm. All residents welcome. Parish Clerk
01304 366077
Deal Town Council Meeting, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7.15pm. Annual meeting of the council including election of its Chairman. 01304 361999
 
Wednesday 23 May
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalk - Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. See website. 01304 828713
Kids Kingdom pre-school parent and toddler group (0-4years), Walmer Baptist Church Hall, entrance in Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm. Fee: £1 per family (includes a drink and snack). See website. 01304 373853
or
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, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
 
Thursday 24 May
Mother and Toddlers Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. 01304 268847
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Deal Camcorder Club Meeting, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Meets on second and fourth Thursdays in the month (September to May). 01304 825943
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. See website. Graham Prior
07749 480104
 
Friday 25 May
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 with coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. All welcome. Facebook page
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. See website. Michael Burney
01304 852686
Little Artists Children's Art and Craft Classes, The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 3.45pm-4.45pm. Weekly classes for 5- to 11-year-olds. Fee: £8.75. See Friday 4 May for details. Tanya
07931 694260
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Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm for 7pm. See Friday 4 May for details. 07796 237783
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914

Coldplace, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm). Tribute band creating the feeling of a live Coldplay performance. Tickets £19-£22.

Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website. Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 26 May
Kent Schools Summer Half-Term Break: Saturday 26 May to Sunday 3 June inclusive. website: www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/term-dates.
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
KPA Fair, St George's Hall, High Street, Deal, 10am-4pm. Vintage, retro and pre-loved, handcrafted items for sale; also art and some antiques. All at affordable prices. Refreshments by supporters of the local Leaps and Bounds charity for adults and young people with learning difficulties. Admission free. Kathleen Knott
01304 375260
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Deal Classic Car and Motor Show, Walmer Green, off The Strand, Walmer, 10am-4.30pm. Hundreds of classic cars, bikes and other vehicles, plus entertainment, displays and refreshments. Vic Reeves and Nancy Sorrell will be opening the event. Free entry. In support of the RNLI Walmer Lifeboat. website. Chris West
07841 598076
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The Beast Obstacle Course, Betteshanger Park, A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, CT14 0BF, 10am-9pm. Return of the even longer and more challenging 384metre inflatable obstacle course. Tickets £15 (pre-booking advisable). Also in action on Sunday 27 and Monday 28 May. See website. 01304 619227
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

Where Is Mrs Christie?, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm). Actor Liz Grand presents her new one-woman show exploring the mysterious disappearance of the famous crime writer in 1926. Tickets £16. Bookable pre-show meal available.

Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 27 May
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, Castle Community College, Mill Road, Deal, 9am-11am. For youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. See Sunday 6 May for details. Donna
07547 103950
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
The Beast Obstacle Course, Betteshanger Park, A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, CT14 0BF, 10am-9pm. The challenging 384-metre inflatable obstacle course. Tickets £15 (pre-booking advisable). See website. 01304 619227
Vintage and Classic Cars Display, The Plough Inn, Church Lane, Ripple, 11.30am-2.30pm. All welcome. 01304 360209
Free Band Concert with Sandwich Concert Band at The Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info line:
07790 434256
 
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Monday 28 May
Spring Bank Holiday
Deal Beach Clean, meet at Deal Pier, Beach Street, Deal, 9.30am. Regular and new volunteers are invited to join in a 90-minute clean up of rubbish from the beach near the Pier. Collection equipment and bags provided. Organised by the Plastic Free Deal and DealWithIt groups. Facebook page
The Beast Obstacle Course, Betteshanger Park, A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, CT14 0BF, 10am-9pm. The challenging 384-metre inflatable obstacle course. Tickets £15 (pre-booking advisable). See website. 01304 619227
HealthWalk - Betteshanger Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. See website. Please check with organiser. Bernie
07977 491084
Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St George's Road, Deal. Open: 11am-4.30pm. website: www.dealmuseum.co.uk  
Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront. open 11.30am - 4.30pm. website: www.dealtimeball.co.uk  

The Last Picture Club presents "Call Me By Your Name", The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm). A 2017 coming-of-age drama directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory, based on the novel by André Aciman.. Tickets £8; concessions £7; Astor Friends £6.

Astor Theatre
 
Tuesday 29 May
May Half Term Holiday Club, The Pines Garden, Beach Road, St Margaret's Bay CT15 6DZ. Half-term activities for 7- to 14-year-olds. Daily 9am-4pm on Tuesday 29 May to Friday 1 June. Fees: first child £25 per day, £110 per week; siblings £20 per day or £90 per week. See website. 01304 851737 ext 2008
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Welfare Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities. 01304 372080
Tuesday Social Group, The Christian Centre, Great Mongeham, 10am-12noon. Meet up for a cuppa, chat and craft activity. 01304 381378
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help and advice session. more details. Chitra
HealthWalk - North Deal Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. See website. Bernie
07977 491084
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 1 May for details. 07511 486972
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352
Knitting for the Needy knitting circle meeting, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. See website. 01304 364216
 
Wednesday 30 May
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Loose Fibres Craft Group Meeting, Ripple Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 9.30am-12.30pm. Rita Rhodes
01304 365778
HealthWalk - Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. See website. 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
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
07769 032016
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, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
 
Thursday 31 May
HealthWalk - Deal Pier (perfect for people with walking difficulties or those recovering from illness). Meet in front of Deal Pier, Beach Street, Deal, 10.45am for 11am start - duration 30 mins. See website. Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 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
 
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