October 2018
Quick links to events in October 2018
Monday 1 - Sunday 7 Monday 8 - Sunday 14 Monday 15 - Sunday 21
Monday 22 - Sunday 28 Monday 29 - Wednesday 31  
VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
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Deal Castle open to the public, every day in October, 10am-5pm. Admission: adult £7.20; child £4.30; concession £6.50; family £18.70. see website. 0370 3331181
Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer - open to the public every day in October, 10am-5pm. Admission: adult £10.90; child £6.50; concession £9.80; family £28.30. see website. 0370 3331181
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
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. Summer opening times: 1 April - 30 November: Sundays-Thursdays, 8am-10pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 8am-12midnight. Free.
Fishing: times as above. Also all-night group bookings available: Sundays-Thursdays, 10pm-6am. Angling fees apply.
Restaurant: temporarily closed. see website

 

01304 363815

 
EXTERNAL LISTINGS OF EVENTS AND MEETINGS
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 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
 
DAY-BY-DAY EVENTS IN WALMER AND DEAL
Quick links to events in October 2018
Monday 1 - Sunday 7 Monday 8 - Sunday 14 Monday 15 - Sunday 21
Monday 22 - Sunday 28 Monday 29 - Wednesday 31  
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October: special events and amenities

Exhibition: In Two Minds, Linden Hall Studio, 32 St George's Road, Deal. Works by Susan Absolon and Amanda Thompson, two contemporary painters with distinct approaches to place and painterly expression. Open: Tuesdays-Saturdays 10am-4pm; Sundays 11am-2pm from Sunday 7 October - Sunday, 28 October. Admission: free. See website.

01304 360411
Display: Work by Belinda Martin, The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal. Throughout October. Astor Theatre
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 October. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
 
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Monday 1 October
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. Call Bernie to confirm details. See website. Bernie
07977 491084

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. See website

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. See website. Liz Sharp
Bingo, St Leonard's Hall. Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 7.45pm (doors open 7pm). Bingo and games book: £12.25. Everyone welcome. Facebook page
 
Tuesday 2 October
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Drop in social with coffee and bacon rolls. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £2 per session. more details. Chitra
KCC Pop-up Cafe, Village Green, Ringwould, 10am-12noon. Free tea, coffee and information hub.  
HealthWalk, Sandown Castle, North Deal, 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. Call Bernie to confirm details. See website. Bernie
07977 491084
Breastfeeding Support Group, Blossom Children's Centre, The Downs C of E Primary School, Downs Road, Walmer, 1pm-2.30pm. Facebook group.
Knitting for the Needy meeting. A knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. See website. 01304 364216
 
Wednesday 3 October
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 local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. See website. 0300 123 1220
Kids Kingdom pre-school parent and toddler group (0-4years), Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm. Fee: £1 per family (includes a drink and snack). See website. Janet Saunders
01304 373853
or Pat Collyer
01304 364326

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

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Walmer Parish Council Meeting, Parish Council Office, 8 The Strand, Walmer, 7pm. Monthly meeting of the full council. Open to the public with an opportunity for residents to raise matters of concern. See website. Parish Clerk
01304 362363
Deal Philatelic Society Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. Public and new members welcome. Alan Buckman
01304 367711
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. See website. Mary Venables
01304 366087
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. See website. 01304 372237
01304 373816
Learn to Dance Modern Jive, The 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 4 October
Laughter Yoga Session, St Leonard's Social Centre, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 9am-10am. Laughter Yoga combines clapping, deep breathing and laughter exercises to relieve stress and promote wellbeing. Fee: £5 a session; first session free. Pauline Stevens
07895 780982
Bumps, Babies and Beyond Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 9.30am-11.30am. For mums-to-be and parents with babies and toddlers. Meet weekly in term time.  
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly meeting; all welcome.  
Friends4U Social Club Meeting, Royal Hotel, Beach Street, Deal, 10.30am-12.30pm. Social and friendship group for active over-50's. New members welcome. See website. Peter Cartwright
01304 239571
HealthWalk, Deal Pier Walk - Meet in front of Deal Pier, 10.45am for 11am start - lasts approx 30mins. Ideal for people with walking difficulties or recovering from illness. See website. Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
National Theatre Live: Julie, The Astor Community Theatre, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm). Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa in this new production of "Miss Julie". Directed by Carrie Cracknell and broadcast live from the National Theatre. Tickets: £19. 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
Great Mongeham Parish Council Meeting, Parish Hall, Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. Parish Clerk
01304 614320
Bingo, St Leonard's Hall. Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 7.45pm (doors open 7pm). Bingo and games book: £12.25. Everyone welcome. Facebook page
 
Friday 5 October
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 Church Crafters Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Support for all types of crafts. Fee: £1.50 (includes tea and biscuits). 01304 360850
01304 379307
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. See website. Michael Burney
01304 852686
Deal and District Strokes Meeting, Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 2pm-4pm. Support and social group for stroke survivors, their families and carers. See website. 07584 044122

Over 50s Dance Exercise Class, Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould, 5pm-6pm. Weekly classes. Fee: £5 per person. Start of new season.

Yvonne Culverhouse
01227 710869
Walmer, Deal and District RNLI Fish Supper, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, off The Strand, Walmer, 6.30pm onwards. Entertainment with The Deal Hoodeners, plus a raffle and a quiz. Tickets £10 (include food and all entertainment). All profits to the RNLI. Tickets: Walmer RNLI Boathouse
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

Beginners Ballroom and Latin Dance Class, Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould, 7pm-8pm. Weekly classes; perfect for absolute beginners. Fee: £5 per person. Start of new season.

Yvonne Culverhouse
01227 710869
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
Wilde at Heart, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). A dramatic look at the life, loves and works of one of the most celebrated literary figures of the 19th Century. Tickets: £15. Astor Theatre
An Evening of Music and Song, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Meal and entertainment with Amanda Wyatt, 2 of Harps and Three's Company. Tickets £22.50 per person (food included). Tables of eight. In support of National Lifeboats. Booking:
Gillian Pollard
01304 800108 07976 372860
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website. Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 6 October
Deal General Market, morning and early-afternoon in Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal. 01304 361999
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. A 5km community timed run along the seafront to Deal Pier, back to Walmer Castle and returning to The Beach. Free and open to all - for fun or as part of a training plan. Details and registration form:
see website
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Free refreshments. All welcome. website. 01304 268847
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

Survival 2, Betteshanger Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 10am-4pm. Challenging obstacle course with 10km of running, jumping, swinging, wading, crawling, riding and hauling through brutal natural and man-made obstacles. Plus a 2.5km course for fearless 8- to 15-year-olds. For details and to book places, see website.

01304 619227
Float Like A Butterfly, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Barb and John Jungr's tribute to musician Sting. Tickets: £19. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 7 October
Daniel Squire Memorial Duathlon, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal. Two events:
Senior Duathlon (1.9 mile run, 10.1 mile cycle and 1.9 mile run), registration from 8.45am; start 9.30am.
Novice Duathlon (1.9 mile run, 6 mile (3 laps) cycle and 1.25 mile run), registration from 5.45pm; start 6.30pm. Entry fees for either event: £3 for members, £5 for senior guests and £2 for junior guests. See website.
 
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-11.30am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. 01304 369699
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
9th Annual "Stepping Out" Walk for Breast Cancer Now charity. Starts from the Large Gravel Car Park on Kingsdown Road (near Walmer Castle), 10am-2pm. Sponsored walk along Walmer and Deal seafront to the Chequers Kitchen and Cookery School, Golf Road, North Deal and (optional) back. Entry: £8 through Eventbrite UK or £10 on the day. Facebook page
"£2 A Trip" Day, East Kent Railway, Station Road, Shepherdswell CT15 7PD, from 11am. £2 a return trip to celebrate the last regular operating day for 2018. Attractions include: model railway, brake van rides, miniature railways, woodland walks and WW2 trench system. See website. 01304 832042
Sunday Classics, The Astor Community Theatre, 3pm (doors open 3.30pm). Popular classical music performed live by local amateur and professional musicians. Tickets: £9; concessions £8. Astor Theatre
 
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Monday 8 October
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. Call Bernie to confirm details. See website. Bernie
07977 491084

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. See Monday 1 October for details.

Tea and Chat Social, Ripple Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 2pm. All welcome. 01304 374512
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
Kingsdown and Ringwould WI Meeting, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm-4pm. Annual meeting. Kathy Erridge
01304 373402
Ringwould with Kingsdown Parish Council Meeting, Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 7pm. Residents are invited to attend. 01304 729081
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church, Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. See website. See Monday 1 October for details. Liz Sharp
Bingo, St Leonard's Hall. Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 7.45pm (doors open 7pm). Bingo and games book: £12.25. Everyone welcome. Facebook page
 
Tuesday 9 October
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Drop in social with coffee and bacon rolls. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. £2 per session. See Tuesday 2 October for details. Chitra
HealthWalk, Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal, 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free local walk. No need to book, just turn up. See website. Bernie
07977 491084
Breastfeeding Support Group, Blossom Children's Centre, The Downs C of E Primary School, Downs Road, Walmer, 1pm-2.30pm. Facebook group
Knitting for the Needy meeting. A knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. See website. 01304 364216
Ripple Bingo Club, Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, starts 7pm. All welcome. 01304 365573
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: Sharon Morris on "From the Slums of Portsea Island to the coalfields of Kansas". Admission: Society members free; non members £2. See website.
 
Wednesday 10 October
Wednesday Market - sale of local farm 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 local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. See website. 0300 123 1220
Kids Kingdom pre-school parent and toddler group, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm. See website. 01304 373853
01304 364326

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

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. See website. Mary Venables
01304 366087
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
Dance Modern Jive, The 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 11 October
Laughter Yoga Session, St Leonard's Social Centre, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 9am-10am. Laughter Yoga combines clapping, deep breathing and laughter exercises to relieve stress and promote wellbeing. Fee: £5 a session; first session free. Pauline Stevens
07895 780982
Bumps, Babies and Beyond Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 9.30am-11.30am. For mums-to-be and parents with babies and toddlers.  
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly meeting; all welcome.  
Friends4U Social Club Meeting, Royal Hotel, Beach Street, Deal, 10.30am-12.30pm. Social and friendship group for active over-50's. New members welcome. website Peter Cartwright
01304 239571
HealthWalk, Deal Pier Walk - Meet in front of Deal Pier, 10.45am for 11am start - lasts approx 30mins. Ideal for people with walking difficulties or recovering from illness. See website. Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Tea and Chat Social, St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Ringwould, 2pm-3.30pm. Cakes, a cuppa and social activity for £1.50; all welcome. NB: revised day for this month only. 01304 373951
Station Litter Pick, Deal Rail Station, 4.30pm. Community clean up session around the rail station by local volunteers. New helpers welcome. Facebook page
Oceans (Kander Care) Disco, The Ocean Rooms, 32-36 Queen Street, Deal, 6.30pm-8.30pm. A fortnightly disco for anyone with learning difficulties or disabilities. Refreshments available; full wheelchair access. Entry: £3 (includes a raffle). 07854 739375
Facebook page
Ripple Parish Council Meeting, Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 7pm. All welcome. Parish Clerk
01304 364406
Hits from the Blitz, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). War-time tunes and sing-a-long songs with the singers and multi-instrumentalists of the Five Star Swing band. Tickets: £18; concessions £16. Astor Theatre
Deal Camcorder Club Meeting, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Meets on second and fourth Thursdays in the month 01304 825943
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. See website. Graham Prior
07749 480104
Deal Community Fundraiser Group Monthly Meeting, Royal British Legion, Market Street, Deal (above Barnardos), 7.30pm. New social and fundraising group to support local charities. New supporters most welcome. Dot Hardy
01304 367887
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St Martin's Women's Institute Monthly Meeting, The Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. Annual meeting and quiz. Visitors and new members are welcome. Wendy Marshall
01304 365687
Bingo, St Leonard's Hall. Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 7.45pm (doors open 7pm). Bingo and games book: £12.25. Everyone welcome. Facebook page
 
Friday 12 October
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 Church Crafters 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. See Friday 5 October listing for details. Michael Burney
01304 852686
Walmer Women's Institute Meeting, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. Topic: Chequers Community Kitchen "Apples and Pears". New members welcome. Margaret Musson
Secretary
01304 374010

Over 50s Dance Exercise Class, Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould, 5pm-6pm. Weekly classes. Fee: £5 per person.

Yvonne Culverhouse
01227 710869
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (7pm start). Duplicate Contract Bridge session. See Friday 5 October listing for details. Michael Burney
07796 237783

Beginners Ballroom and Latin Dance Class, Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould, 7pm-8pm. Weekly classes; perfect for absolute beginners. Fee: £5 per person.

Yvonne Culverhouse
01227 710869
Quiz Night, The Alma, 122 West Street, 7pm for 7.30pm start.  Tables of up to 8; but smaller groups welcome. Entry: £5 per person (please pre-book on-line or by post). In support of the Deal Maritime and Local History Museum. More details:
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
Strictly Nashville, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Tickets: £19. Astor Theatre
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website. Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 13 October
Deal General Market, 8.30am-3pm in Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal. 01304 361999
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. A 5km community timed run along the seafront to Deal Pier, back to Walmer Castle and returning to The Beach. Free and open to all - for fun or as part of a training plan. Details and registration form:
see website
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Free refreshments. All welcome. website. 01304 268847
Macmillan Coffee Morning, St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal, 10am-12noon. Coffee, cake and tea for a good cause.  
Macmillan Cancer Support Quiz, St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal, 6.30pm for 7pm. American supper - bring your own food and drink. Entry: £3. Raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Wendy Madgwick
01304 239143

Band Concert with Dover Symphonic Winds, St George's Church, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. In support of Deal and Area Foodbank.

 
Commited to The Blues Brothers, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Live twelve-piece showband with a tribute to the music of The Commitments and The Blues Brothers. Tickets: £16. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 14 October
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-11.30am. See Sunday 7 October for details. 01304 369699
Walmer Castle Seafront Beach Clean, meet main carpark on Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LH at 9.30am. Regular and new supporters welcome. Collecting equipment and bags provided. Organised by DealWithIt "green" group. Facebook page
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
Deal Charter Day Service, St Leonard's Church, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, time to be confirmed. Celebration of the award by King William III of Deal's "Charter of Incorporation" in October 1699. 01304 361999
Classic Motorcycle Display, Deal Pier forecourt, 12noon. See website.  
 
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Monday 15 October
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. Call Bernie to confirm details. See website. Bernie
07977 491084

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. See Monday 1 October for details.

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, Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. See website. See Monday 1 October for details. Liz Sharp
Bingo, St Leonard's Hall. Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 7.45pm (doors open 7pm). Bingo and games book: £12.25. Everyone welcome. Facebook page
 
Tuesday 16 October
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Drop in social with coffee and bacon rolls. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. £2 per session. See Tuesday 2 October for details. Chitra
HealthWalk, Sandown Castle, North Deal, 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. See website. Bernie
07977 491084
Breastfeeding Support Group, Blossom Children's Centre, The Downs C of E Primary School, Downs Road, Walmer, 1pm-2.30pm. Facebook group
Knitting for the Needy meeting. A knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. See website. 01304 364216
 
Wednesday 17 October
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 local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. See website. 0300 1231220
Kids Kingdom pre-school parent and toddler group, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm. See website. 01304 373853
01304 364326
Mongeham and Ripple Women's Institute Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 2.30pm. Autumn Show. Meets on third Wednesday of each month - except August. Elizabeth Sleeth
01304 619093

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

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Deal/St Omer Twinning Society Meeting, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7pm. Guest speaker: Andrew Sargent on "Pubs and Beer Houses of Victorian Deal". Guests are welcome; entry £5 (includes the talk and buffet; please pre-book by to aid catering). See website . Sheila Harris
Chairman
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. See website. Mary Venables
01304 366087
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
Dance Modern Jive, The 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 18 October
Laughter Yoga Session, St Leonard's Social Centre, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 9am-10am. Laughter Yoga combines clapping, deep breathing and laughter exercises to relieve stress and promote wellbeing. Fee: £5 a session; first session free. Pauline Stevens
07895 780982
Bumps, Babies and Beyond Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 9.30am-11.30am. For mums-to-be and parents with babies and toddlers.  
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly meeting; all welcome.  
Friends4U Social Club Meeting, Royal Hotel, Beach Street, Deal, 10.30am-12.30pm. Social and friendship group for active over-50's. New members welcome. website Peter Cartwright
01304 239571
HealthWalk, Deal Pier Walk - Meet in front of Deal Pier, 10.45am for 11am start - lasts approx 30mins. Ideal for people with walking difficulties or recovering from illness. See website. Rob Moore
01304 374603

The Astor Palm Court Orchestra, The Astor Community Theatre, 2pm (doors open at 1pm). Popular light music with an ensemble directed from the violin by Julius Bannister. Tickets £9 (includes tea and cake).

Astor Theatre
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
National Theatre Live: King Lear, The Astor Community Theatre, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm). Shakespeare's "King Lear" starring Ian McKellen, broadcast live from London’s West End. Tickets: £19. 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
Great Mongeham Society Meeting, Parish Hall, Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm-9pm. Guest speaker: Dr John Swales on "Health in General". See website. Facebook page
Bingo, St Leonard's Hall. Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 7.45pm (doors open 7pm). Bingo and games book: £12.25. Everyone welcome. Facebook page
 
Friday 19 October
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 Church Crafters 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. See Friday 5 October listing for details. Michael Burney
01304 852686
Organ Recital, St Mary the Virgin Church, Ripple, 2pm. George Sharman plays a selection of popular light classics.  

Over 50s Dance Exercise Class, Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould, 5pm-6pm. Weekly classes. Fee: £5 per person.

Yvonne Culverhouse
01227 710869
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (7pm start). Duplicate Contract Bridge session. See Friday 5 October listing for details. Michael Burney
07796 237783
e-mail:

Beginners Ballroom and Latin Dance Class, Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould, 7pm-8pm. Weekly classes; perfect for absolute beginners. Fee: £5 per person.

Yvonne Culverhouse
01227 710869
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
The Deal Savoyards present "Trial by Jury" and Concert, St George's Hall, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. Tickets £12, available from Peppers Health Foods, 115 High Street, Deal; and Smugglers Records, 9 King Street, Deal.
Turin Brakes - Invisible Storm, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Tickets: £20/£25. Astor Theatre
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website. Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 20 October

KCC School Holiday Break
Saturday 20 - Sunday 28 October inclusive

website:
www.kent.gov.uk/.../.../term-dates

 

Deal General Market, morning and early-afternoon in Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal. 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
Tabletop Sale, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road/Kelvedon Road junction, Walmer, 10am-12noon. Variety of items including: knitwear, home-made cards, gifts, jams and preserves, cakes and pastries and bric-a-brac. Free entry. see website. 01304 364216

Quilting Class, Tormore School House, 2 Tormore Mews, Rectory Road, Deal CT14 9SX, 10am-1pm. An opportunity to learn the traditional English Paper Piecing form of patchwork quilting and make a beautiful quilted Autumnal centrepiece for your table - perfect to display pumpkins, etc. Tickets are £35 (include all materials and brunch).

Details/booking:
Laura Tricker
Book and Craft Fair, Mongeham Community Church, 120 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-4pm. Entry: 25p (includes tea/coffee). In support of Ellice's "Wish to Walk" Appeal. Sarah
01304 380166
Trafalgar Day Service, St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 11am. Annual service by the Deal, Walmer and Kingsdown Branch of the Association of Men of Kent and Kentish Men.  
Artists' Open Houses. Meet and see the work of local artists in and around Deal, today and tomorrow, 11am-5pm. For details, see the East Kent Artist's Open Houses website. Further open weekends are on 27/28 October and 3/4 November. Deal Area Organiser
Kate Baker
Arthritis Care Group Monthly Meeting, Deal Centre, Park Street, Deal, 2pm. Support and social group for people with arthritis, their family and friends. Pauline
01304 364506

Open Air Cinema, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal. Screening of:
"Coco", 4pm-6.30pm (doors open 3.30pm). The Disney family favourite tracing young Miguel's extraordinary journey into the colourful Land of the Dead. Admission: £10. See website.
"It", 7.30pm-10.30pm. Big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s terrifying novel. Admission: £10. See website.

01304 619227
Deal and Walmer Lions Club Quiz Night, The Alma pub, West Street, Deal, starting at 7.30pm. £4 entry; tables for 6 or 8; bring own nibbles; drinks from the bar; plus Heads and Tails. All proceeds after expenses benefit local charities and good causes. To book a table
contact Vic
07902 047241
 
Sunday 21 October
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-11.30am. See Sunday 7 October for details. 01304 369699
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
Artists' Open Houses. Meet and see the work of local artists in and around Deal, 11am-5pm. For details, see the East Kent Artist's Open Houses website. Kate Baker
Will Varley, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Tickets: £15. Astor Theatre
 
Events details More information
Monday 22 October
October Half Term Holiday Club, The Pines Garden, Beach Road, St Margaret's Bay CT15 6DZ. Halloween themed activities for 7- to 14-year-olds. Daily 9am-4pm from Monday 22 to Friday 26 October. Fees: first child £27 per day, £120 per week; siblings £22 per day or £95 per week. See website. 01304 851737 ext 2008
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. Call Bernie to confirm details. See website. Bernie
07977 491084
Community Bulb Planting, Walmer Castle, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 10.30am-3pm. All ages and abilities are welcome and entrance to the Gardens is completely free for all participants. Sessions: morning (10.30am-12noon) or afternoon (1.30pm-3pm). Places are limited by availability of tools, so pre-booking is essential. To book places:
Hannah West

Facebook page

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. See Monday 1 October for details.

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, Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. See website. See Monday 1 October for details. Liz Sharp
Bingo, St Leonard's Hall. Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 7.45pm (doors open 7pm). Bingo and games book: £12.25. Everyone welcome. Facebook page
 
Tuesday 23 October
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Drop in social with coffee and bacon rolls. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. £2 per session. See Tuesday 2 October for details. Chitra
Autumn Adventures, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 10am-4pm. Children's activities in the autumn garden, including den building along the woodland walk and discovering the fruits of harvest and the garden’s wildlife. Entry: adult £10.90; child (5-17 years) £6.50; concession £9.80; family £28.30. Also on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 October. See website
HealthWalk, Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal, 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free local walk. No need to book, just turn up. See website. Bernie
07977 491084
Breastfeeding Support Group, Blossom Children's Centre, The Downs C of E Primary School, Downs Road, Walmer, 1pm-2.30pm. Facebook group
Knitting for the Needy meeting. A knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. See website. 01304 364216
Ripple Bingo Club, Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, starts 7pm. All welcome. 01304 365573
 
Wednesday 24 October
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 local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. See website. 0300 1231220
Autumn Adventures, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 10am-4pm. Children's activities in the autumn garden. For details, see Tuesday 23 October. See website  

Children's Workshop: Bringing Pictures to Life, Kent Museum of the Moving Image, Stanhope Road, Deal, 2pm-3.45pm. Half-term workshop introducing the arts of animation and showmanship, led by local teacher Lyn Faber. Learn the art of the moving image; make a thaumatrope spinning toy; and put on a performance of an animated shadow play. For ages 6-12years; limited to 18 places. Fee: £5 (includes access to the upstairs exhibitions for an accompanying adult); book places on website.

01304 239515

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
01304 366087
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
Dance Modern Jive, The 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 25 October
Laughter Yoga Session, St Leonard's Social Centre, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 9am-10am. Laughter Yoga combines clapping, deep breathing and laughter exercises to relieve stress and promote wellbeing. Fee: £5 a session; first session free. Pauline Stevens
07895 780982
Bumps, Babies and Beyond Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 9.30am-11.30am. For mums-to-be and parents with babies and toddlers.  
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly meeting; all welcome.  
Friends4U Social Club Meeting, Royal Hotel, Beach Street, Deal, 10.30am-12.30pm. Social and friendship group for active over-50's. New members welcome. website Peter Cartwright
01304 239571
Autumn Adventures, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 10am-4pm. Children's activities in the autumn garden. For details, see Tuesday 23 October. See website  
HealthWalk, Deal Pier Walk - Meet in front of Deal Pier, 10.45am for 11am start - lasts approx 30mins. Ideal for people with walking difficulties or recovering from illness. See website. Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Oceans (Kander Care) Disco, The Ocean Rooms, 32-36 Queen Street, Deal, 6.30pm-8.30pm. A fortnightly disco for anyone with learning difficulties or disabilities. Refreshments available; full wheelchair access. Entry: £3 (includes a raffle). 07854 739375
Facebook page
Community History Night, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Talks and presentations on local history. This month's topics: "The Life of Winston Churchill", "The History of Hampton Court" and "The Wreck of the Stirling Castle - the ship of the line".Free entry. See website. Astor Theatre
Deal Camcorder Club Meeting, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Meets on second and fourth Thursdays in the month 01304 825943
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. See website. Graham Prior
07749 480104
Bingo, St Leonard's Hall. Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 7.45pm (doors open 7pm). Bingo and games book: £12.25. Everyone welcome. Facebook page
UYC Exposed Radio Show- live!, The Landmark Centre (Spires Bar), High Street, Deal, 8pm-10pm. Deal Radio is taking its weekly award winning programme out of the broadcast studio and into the bar with everyone invited to see the show go out live on www.dealradio.co.uk. Line-up includes Steve Hewitt and None of the Above. Free admission. Lisa Lauder
078139 726896
 
Friday 26 October
Friday Market - sale of local produce and goods 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 Church Crafters 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. See Friday 5 October listing for details. Michael Burney
01304 852686

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

Astor Theatre

Over 50s Dance Exercise Class, Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould, 5pm-6pm. Weekly classes. Fee: £5 per person.

Yvonne Culverhouse
01227 710869
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (7pm start). Duplicate Contract Bridge session. See Friday 5 October listing for details. Michael Burney
07796 237783

Beginners Ballroom and Latin Dance Class, Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould, 7pm-8pm. Weekly classes; perfect for absolute beginners. Fee: £5 per person.

Yvonne Culverhouse
01227 710869
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
The Voodoo Room, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). London based classic rock trio pay homage to Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Cream. Tickets: £16. Astor Theatre
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website. Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 27 October
Deal General Market, 8.30am-3pm in Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal. 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
Fangs of the Forest, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 10am and 1.30pm. Spooky woodland activities for Halloween; build a bat cave, create bats and spiders from natural resources, toast sticky marshmallows over an open fire and hunt for creepy crawlies. Fees: £12.50 per child; £5 per adult. See website. 01304 619227
Halloween Spectacular, East Kent Railway, Shepherdswell, CT15 7PD. Also on Sunday 28 and Wednesday 31 October. Details on EKR website.  
Artists' Open Houses. Meet and see the work of local artists in and around Deal, today and tomorrow, 11am-5pm. For details, see the East Kent Artists' Open Houses website. A further open weekend is on 3/4 November. Deal Organiser
Kate Baker
Birds of Prey Weekend, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal. Events include:
The Raptor Sky Show, 11am-11.30am. A free interactive display with information on their natural behaviours and the hunting methods.
Hawk Walks, 12noon-12.45pm and 2pm-2.45pm. Join professional trainers to learn about the Harris hawk and kestrel, see them in flight and experience them returning to your own gloved hand. Booking: £20.
Owl Prowl
, 1pm-1.45pm and 3pm-3.45pm. Meet professional trainers and enjoy a "hands on" experience with a pair of owls. Booking: £20.
Owl Experience, 12noon-1.30pm and 2pm-3.30pm. An opportunity to fly four different species of owl to the glove, learn about each species and their individual personalities. Booking: £30.
See website.
01304 619227
Children's Arty Party, The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope rRoad, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Craft activities related to the children's book "Room on a Broom" by Julia Donaldson. Entry: £15 per child; siblings £12. Please pre-book places. Booking:
Tanya
07931 694260
Light Up the SKY, Walmer Green, The Strand, Walmer, 3pm-7pm. Spectacular illuminated kite flying event by Kent Kite Flyers members, in support of BBC Children in Need. In the event of unsuitable weather, this event will, weather permitting, take place on Sunday (October 28). Facebook page

Children's Hallowe'en Party and Disco, Deal Welfare Club, Cowdray Square, Deal, 6.30pm-11pm. Prizes for the best fancy dress; winners in each age category. Tickets: £3 per child (includes food); limited to 100 tickets (available at the bar).

01304 374335
Facebook page
Charity Concert, St George’s Church, High Street, Deal, 6.30pm for 7pm. An entertaining musical evening with famous and local performers including Natasha Greenham on the Saw, Anna Phoebe Esler on violin, William Lovelady on guitar and local choir Singing for Pleasure - plus BBC broadcaster and author Gavin Esler. Tickets: £10 (available at Biggs Opticians, The Black Pig and The Lighthouse Pub). In support of the Deal and Walmer RNLI and Dementia UK.  

"We've Got Talent" Competition, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 7pm. Separate talent competitions with cash prizes for 6- to 12-year-olds and teenagers to old age. Entrance fee: £2 per act (refundable on the night); phone for entry forms which need to be returned by 13 October. Admission on the night: £5, children £2.

01304 366827
01304 721027
The Bob Dylan Story, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Tickets: £18. Astor Theatre
Fancy Dress Hallowe'en Disco, The Royal British Legion (Downs) Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 8pm - late. Featuring D.J. Le Chef and friends. Tickets £1 from The Park Cafe, 6 Park Avenue, Deal, or on the door. 07944 106148
 
Sunday 28 October
End of British Summer Time (at 2am BST). Clocks move back by an hour, making it 1am GMT.  
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-11.30am. See Sunday 7 October for details. 01304 369699
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
Fangs of the Forest, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 10am and 1.30pm. Spooky woodland activities for Halloween. See Saturday 27 October for details. 01304 619227
Artists' Open Houses. Meet and see the work of local artists in and around Deal, 11am-5pm. For details, see the East Kent Artists' Open Houses website. Deal Organiser
Kate Baker
Birds of Prey Weekend, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, from 11am. See Saturday 27 October for details. 01304 619227
Vintage and Classic Cars Display, The Plough Inn, Church Lane, Ripple, 12noon-2.30pm. All welcome. 01304 360209

End of KCC School Holiday Break
Saturday 20 - Sunday 28 October inclusive
website:
www.kent.gov.uk/.../.../term-dates

 

 
Events details More information
Monday 29 October
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. Call Bernie to confirm details. See website. Bernie
07977 491084

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. See Monday 1 October for details.

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
Halloween Ghost Tours, Deal Castle, Marine Road, Deal, at 6pm, 7.15pm and 8.30pm. Hear the strange experiences of those who work here and discover the myths and stories surrounding the atmospheric historic site. Further tours on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 October. See website.  
Sholden Parish Council 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, Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. See website. See Monday 1 October for details. Liz Sharp
Bingo, St Leonard's Hall. Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 7.45pm (doors open 7pm). Bingo and games book: £12.25. Everyone welcome. Facebook page
Kingsdown Garden Society Meeting, Kingsdown and Ringwould Primary School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, 7.45pm. Guest speaker: Melanie Gibson-Barton on "Parks and Gardens of Flanders". See website.  
The Last Picture Club presents "The Greatest Showman", The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm). The 2017 musical on P. T. Barnum's creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus, directed by Michael Gracey and starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya. Tickets £8; concessions £7; Astor Friends £6. Astor Theatre
 
Tuesday 30 October
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Drop in social with coffee and bacon rolls. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. £2 per session. See Tuesday 2 October for details. Chitra
KCC Pop-up Cafe, Village Green, Ringwould, 10am-12noon. Free tea, coffee and information hub.  
HealthWalk, Sandown Castle, North Deal, 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. See website. Bernie
07977 491084
Breastfeeding Support Group, Blossom Children's Centre, The Downs C of E Primary School, Downs Road, Walmer, 1pm-2.30pm. Facebook group
Knitting for the Needy meeting. A knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. See website. 01304 364216

Screening: From the Vaults, Kent Museum of the Moving Image, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7pm-9pm (doors open 6.30pm). Two hours of rare early silent and sound films from the Museum's archives and private collections, using archival projectors. Free for Kent MOMI ticket holders and workshop participants. Museum admission tickets are £5.50 adult / £4 concessions; available at the door and valid for one year. Limited to 30 seats - booking advisable on website.

01304 239515
Halloween Ghost Tours, Deal Castle, Marine Road, Deal, at 6pm, 7.15pm and 8.30pm. For details see Monday 29 October. See website.  
 
Wednesday 31 October
Halloween  
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Loose Fibres Craft Group Meeting, Ripple Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 9.30am-12.30pm. Rita Rhodes
01304 365778
Workshop: 35mm Motion Picture Film, Kent Museum of the Moving Image, Stanhope Road, Deal, 9.30am-5pm. Film-maker and archivist David Cleveland explains how film was made, shot, processed and shown, including practical film handling/identification and demonstration of both silent and sound film projection. For ages: 16+years; 8 places available. Fee*: £45; students £30 (includes lunch and refreshments + free admission to 30 October archive film event). Booking on website. *Book both this and the David Cleveland workshop on 28 November for £80 (£50 students). 01304 239515
HealthWalk, Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. See website. 0300 123 1220
Recycled Teenagers Tea Party - monthly social event for the over-50s, The Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Entry: £2.50 (includes tea, coffee and a buffet). Chrissi Dunn
01304 373677
Kingsdown Halloween Trail, starts Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 6pm-7.30pm. Children's event (12years and under). Use map to find Halloween Houses; return to Hall for hot dog and drink. Fee: £3 per child. In support of Kingsdown Play Park funds.  
Halloween Ghost Tours, Deal Castle, Marine Road, Deal, at 6pm, 7.15pm and 8.30pm. For details see Monday 29 October. 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. See website. Mary Venables
01304 366087
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
St Nicholas Players present "Out of Focus", Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould, 7.30pm. Peter Gordon's comedy where "over booking" in a church hall causes chaos. Tickets: £5. Further performances on 1, 2 and 3 November. 01304 852560
Dance Modern Jive, The 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
 
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