May 2019
Quick links to events in May
Wednesday 1 -
Sunday 5
Monday 6 -
Sunday 12
Monday 13 -
Sunday 19
Monday 20 -
Sunday 26
Monday 27 -
Friday 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). Admission: Adult £7.60; Child (5-17 years) £4.60; Concession tool-tip £6.80; Family (2 adults, up to 3 children) £19.80. 0370 333 1181
see website
Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer - open to the public every day in May, 10am-6pm. Admission: Adult £12.20; Child (5-17 years) £7.30; Concession £11; Family (2 adults, up to 3 children) £31.70. 0370 333 1181
see website
Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront. Open 11.30am to 4.30pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays in May. Admission: adults £3; children and students £2; children under 5 free. Group visit bookings available. 01304 360897
(only when open)
see website
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; and Bank Holdays in May. Admission: adults £3; children and concessions £2; family ticket (2 adults and 2 children): £9; wheelchair users: free (donation welcome). 01304 372098

see website
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. 01304 239515

see website
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.
Restaurant: Deal Pier Kitchen.
Dover District Council website

Facebook page
 
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
Wednesday 1 -
Sunday 5
Monday 6 -
Sunday 12
Monday 13 -
Sunday 19
Monday 20 -
Sunday 26
Monday 27 -
Friday 31
 
DAY-BY-DAY EVENTS
Events details More information
May - special events and amenities
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
 
Events details More information
Wednesday 1 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 - ideal those who wish to be more active. 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: May 8, 15 and 22; June 5, 12 and 26; July 3, 10 and 17.)

Helen Hanson
01304 370250
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). 01304 373853
01304 364326
See website

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
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. Guest speaker: Christine Bartlet on "Orchids". 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 2 May
Polling Day for local District and Town/Parish Council elections. more information
Dover DC
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. 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 3 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
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. 07584 044122

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
One Night of Adele, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Adult comedy cabaret. Tickets: £22. Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Sue Watson
01304 360877
See website
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. Simon/Bridgette
01304 614113

See website
 
Saturday 4 May
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
 
Sunday 5 May
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
Free Band Concert with Betteshanger Welfare Brass Band at The Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. wet weather info:
07790 434256
See website
 
Events details More information
Monday 6 May
Early May Bank Holiday
Please check regular events with organisers.
Walmer Brocante 2019 antiques, collectables and craft fair, Walmer Green, The Strand, Walmer, 8am-4pm. Free event organised by Walmer Parish Council.

01304 362363

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. Please check. Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
See website
Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St George's Road, Deal. Open: 11am-4.30pm. See website
Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront. open 11.30am - 4.30pm. 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. Please check. Liz Sharp

See website
 
Tuesday 7 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. Chitra
HealthWalks - North Deal Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, 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 including budgeting, family law and housing. No appointment needed. Organised by Dads House and Talk It Out groups. 07511 486972
See website
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Normally 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. 01304 364216
See website
Talk: Mining in Kent, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. An illustrated talk by Jim Davies, the last working miner at Betteshanger Colliery, on the story of Kent’s coalfields along with his personal insights and anecdotes about life as a miner. A Deal Society event. 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
 
Wednesday 8 May
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalks - Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 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 and practice for experienced artists or beginners interested in botanical coloured pencil work. Varied programme of seasonal flowers, leaves, fruits, seeds etc.

Helen Hanson
01304 370250
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. 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, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
 
Thursday 9 May
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
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. 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 (September to May). 01304 825943
 
Friday 10 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
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. New members welcome. Margaret Musson
01304 374010
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm for 7pm. See Friday 3 May for details. 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

60's/70's Disco Night, Deal Victoria and Barns Close Cricket Club, Court Road, Upper Walmer, from 7pm. Great night for listening and dancing to the oldies like Abba, the B'gees and Gene Pitney: plus raffle. Tickets: £7.50 (includes supper). In support of Cancer Care charity.

heather morgan
01304 363710
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm-11pm. Guest singers: Notts Alliance. 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/Bridgette
01304 614113

See website
 
Saturday 11 May
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. A 5km community timed run along the seafront to Deal Pier, back to Walmer Castle and returning to The Beach. Free and open to all - for fun or as part of a training plan. Details and registration form:
See website
 
Sunday 12 May
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
Free Band Concert with Cranbrook Town Band at The Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. wet weather info:
07790 434256
See website
 
Events details More information
Monday 13 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

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. (Continues on 20 May; 3, 10 and 24 June; 1, 8, 15 and 22 July.)

Helen Hanson
01304 370250
HealthWalk - Betteshanger Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. Bernie
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.

Facebook page
See website
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
Dead Hoarse Writers' Meeting, The Bar, 152 High Street, Deal, 7pm-9pm. Deal branch of the Thanet creative writing group. Writing workshop hosted by Gary Studley. New members welcome. Gary Studley
Facebook page
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 14 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. Chitra
HealthWalk - Sandown Castle, North 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 7 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. 01304 364216
See website
NTLive: All My Sons, The Astor Community Theatre, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm). Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s drama All My Sons. Tickets: £19. Astor Theatre
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: Colin Varrell on “North Deal, Walmer and Kingsdown lifeboats and their crews”. 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/Bridgette
01304 614113

See website
 
Wednesday 15 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. Julia Wells
01304 828713
See website

Deal Botanical Coloured Pencil Group, Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal, 10am - 12noon. Tuition and practice for experienced artists or beginners interested in botanical coloured pencil work. Varied programme of seasonal flowers, leaves, fruits, seeds etc.

Helen Hanson
01304 370250
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). 01304 373853
01304 364326
See website

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 16 May
Mother and Toddlers Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. 01304 268847
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly event with tea, coffee and chat.  
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. Graham Prior
07749 480104
See website
Suzi Ruffell, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Star of Live At The Apollo, Live From The BBC, Mock The Week, Roast Battle and Live From The Comedy Store. Tickets: £12. Astor Theatre
 
Friday 17 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
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. See Friday 3 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
Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Tribute Show, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Tickets: £23/£25. Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Sue Watson
01304 360877
See website
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. Simon/Bridgette
01304 614113

See website
 
Saturday 18 May
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.
Star Wars Charity Day, Betteshanger Sports Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-6pm. Featuring: Vaders Raiders costume group, rides, sideshows, guest signers and trade stalls. Tickets: adults £5; under-16s £3; under-10s free; family (2 adults + 2 under-16s) £13. Organised by Smugglers Cafe/Bistro in aid of two local causes: Ryan's Rebellion and Digby. Facebook page
 
Sunday 19 May
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
Free Band Concert with UK Paper Band at The Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. wet weather info:
07790 434256
See website
 
Events details More information
Monday 20 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

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 the natural world as inspiration.

Helen Hanson
01304 370250
HealthWalk - Betteshanger Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. Bernie
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.

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. 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
 
Tuesday 21 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. 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. 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 7 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. 01304 364216
See website
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. Simon/Bridgette
01304 614113

See website
 
Wednesday 22 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. 01304 828713
See website

Deal Botanical Coloured Pencil Group, Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal, 10am - 12noon. Tuition and practice for experienced artists or beginners interested in botanical coloured pencil work. Varied programme of seasonal flowers, leaves, fruits, seeds etc.

Helen Hanson
01304 370250
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). 01304 373853
01304 364326
See website

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 23 May
Mother and Toddlers Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. 01304 268847
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly event with tea, coffee and chat.  
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. Graham Prior
07749 480104
See website
 
Friday 24 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
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. See Friday 3 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
Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). An acclaimed solo play, written and performed by Mark Farrelly, on Quentin Crisp's life in his Chelsea flat in the 1960s and his final years in New York. Tickets: £16. Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Sue Watson
01304 360877
See website
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. Simon/Bridgette
01304 614113

See website
 
Saturday 25 May
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
Deal Classic Motor Show 2019, Walmer Green, off The Strand, Walmer, 10am-4pm. Over 800 classic vehicles from 1900 to the modern day; free classic bus rides; the Classic Music Show on two stages; retro market; real ale bar; children's entertainers and rides; quality refreshments and more. Free public entry. Supporting the RNLI Walmer Lifeboat. See website

Facebook page
Spring Seedy Saturday: Seed and Plant Swap, The Landmark Centre Garden, High Street, Deal, 10.30am-12.30pm. The regular opportunity for local gardeners to exchange surplus seeds and plants. Organised by DealWithIt "green" group. See website
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
Roger McGough & LiTTLe MACHiNe, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Poet Roger McGough's selection of vintage, classic and surprising poems set to music. Tickets: £25. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 26 May
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
Vintage and Classic Cars Display, The Plough Inn, Church Lane, Ripple, 11.30am-2.30pm. All welcome. 01304 360209
Free Band Concert with Second Wind Concert Band at The Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. wet weather info:
07790 434256
See website
 
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Monday 27 May
Spring Bank Holiday
HealthWalk - Betteshanger Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. Please check with organiser. Bernie
07977 491084
See website
Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St George's Road, Deal. Open: 11am-4.30pm. See website
Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront. open 11.30am-4.30pm. See website
 
Tuesday 28 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. 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 a range of men's issues. See Tuesday 7 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. 01304 364216
See website
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. Simon/Bridgette
01304 614113

See website
 
Wednesday 29 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. 01304 828713
See website

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. 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 30 May
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.  
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. Graham Prior
07749 480104
See website
 
Friday 31 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
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. See Friday 3 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
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Sue Watson
01304 360877
See website
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. Simon/Bridgette
01304 614113

See website
 
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