September 2017
Quick links to events in September
Friday 1 - Sunday 3 Monday 4 - Sunday 10 Monday 11 - Sunday 17
Monday 18 - Sunday 24 Monday 25 - Saturday 30  
VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
Local visitor attractions More information
Deal Castle open to the public, every day in September, 10am-6pm. Admission: adult £6.60; child £4; concession £5.90; family £17.20. see website 0370 333 1181
Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer - open to the public every day in September, 10am-6pm. Admission: adult £10.70; child £6.40; concession £9.60; family £27.80. see website 0370 333 1181

Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront. Open every day in September (except Mondays and Tuesdays): 11.30am-4.30pm. Admission: adults £3, children 5 and over and students £2, children under 5 free. see website

01304 360897
(only during opening hours)
Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St George's Road, Deal. Open: Tuesdays-Fridays 2pm-4.30pm; Saturdays 11am-4.30pm; Sundays 12noon-4pm; closed Mondays. Admission: adults £3; children and concessions £2; family ticket (2 adults and 2 children): £9; wheelchair users: free (donation welcome). see website 01304 372098
Deal Pier. Open daily: Mondays-Thursdays: 8am-10pm. Fridays: 8am-12midnight. Weekends: Saturday 8am through to Sunday 10pm.
Restaurant: Sundays-Fridays 8am-8.15pm; Saturdays 8am-10pm.
Dover District Council website
 
EXTERNAL LISTINGS OF EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Events details More information
 Astor Community Theatre events Astor Theatre
Deal Town Council's meetings Deal TC website
Walmer Parish Council's meetings Walmer PC website
Kent Police neighbourhood meetings Kent Police
Golf Road Community Centre activities Golf Road Centre
Betteshanger Country Park events Betteshanger events
 
DAY-BY-DAY EVENTS IN WALMER AND DEAL
Quick links to events in September
Friday 1 - Sunday 3 Monday 4 - Sunday 10 Monday 11 - Sunday 17
Monday 18 - Sunday 24 Monday 25 - Saturday 30  
Events details More information
All September
Exhibition: From Silence, Linden Hall Studio, 32 St George's Road, Deal. Printmaker Dawn Cole and painter Jackie Russell share a fascination with personal memory and photographic archives. Their work embodies the truth and deception inherent in both. From Saturday 9 September to Sunday 1 October (open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-4pm; Sundays 11am-2pm). Free admission. See website. Kiri Everitt
01304 360411
Talk It Out Well-being Centre, Spires Cafe, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 11am-1pm. Support facility for people experiencing depression and related problems. Open Mondays to Fridays throughout September. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
 
Events details More information
Kent Local Schools' Holiday Break
Monday 24 July - Friday 1 September 2017.
Details:
KCC website.
 
 
Friday 1 September
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
Annual Art and Craft Exhibition and Sale, St Martin's Church, Great Mongeham CT14 0HL, 10am-5pm. Display of adult and children's art together with local crafts. Cream teas and homemade cakes - all in the beautiful setting of the parish church. Free admission. Exhibition continues on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September. Wendy Madgwick
01304 239143
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. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
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. website: www.dealdistrictstrokes.org/ 07584 044122
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
07796 237783
e-mail:
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 Gavin Esler in conversation with Polly Toynbee, The Astor Community Theatre, doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm. Tickets £10; students £5. Astor Theatre
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.org.uk Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 2 September
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Annual Art and Craft Exhibition and Sale, St Martin's Church, Great Mongeham CT14 0HL, 10am-5pm. See Friday 1 September for details. Wendy Madgwick
01304 239143
Deal Seedy Saturday and Bee Fest, The Landmark Centre Garden, High Street, Deal. 10.30am-1pm. The regular opportunity for local gardeners to swap surplus plants and seeds. Plus Dover Bee Keepers with their bees and bee products; and some musical entertainment. Organised by the DealWithIt "green" group. Facebook page
Shakatak 2017, The Astor Community Theatre, doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm. Tickets £20/£25. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 3 September
New Stagecoach bus routes and timetables introduced today. For details, see: www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/south-east/changes-to-bus-routes-in-dover.
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, Castle Community College, Mill Road, Deal, 9am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna
07547 103950
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome.  
'Blessing of the Boats' Ceremony, RNLI Boathouse, Walmer Green, The Strand, Walmer, 11am. website. Church Office
01304 366605
Annual Art and Craft Exhibition and Sale, St Martin's Church, Great Mongeham CT14 0HL, 11am-4pm. See Friday 1 September for details. Wendy Madgwick
01304 239143

Free Band Concert with BAE Systems Brass Band at The Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org.

wet weather info:
07790 434256
 
Events details More information
Monday 4 September
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walks - ideal forthose who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Bernie
07977 491084
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 1pm-3pm. Craft, play and music activities for children up to 5 years. Entry: £1.50 per family group. Operates Mondays during term time. Wendy
01304 239143

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. see website

Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk 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. Anne O'Donnell
 
Tuesday 5 September
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £2 per session. website. 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
Knitting for the Needy charity knitting circle, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 364216
Kent Family History Society Meeting, Wesley Hall, Trinity Church, Union Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Admission: Members of Kent Family History Society free; non members £1. website: www.dealkfhs.org.uk/
 
Wednesday 6 September
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
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. 0300 123 1220

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

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
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). website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. Janet Saunders
01304 373853
or Pat Collyer
01304 364326
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. website: http://ddcc.wordpress.com Mary Venables
01304 366087
 
Thursday 7 September
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly meeting; all welcome.  
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. No need to book, just turn up. Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Talk It Out Meeting, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 6.30pm. A support group for people experiencing depression and their families. Call for details. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Film Screening: "A Century of Coal", The Astor Community Theatre, doors open 6.30pm, starts 7pm. Peter Williams film on the history of coal mining in Kent; followed by a question and answer session. Tickets £10. 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
 
Friday 8 September
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
The Deal Food and Drink Festival, on public Seafront area alongside Deal Castle, 11am-8pm. Showcasing a wide range of quality food and drink products including groceries and fresh produce, hot food, ice creams, craft beers and ciders - plus live music. Free entry. Continues tomorrow and Sunday 10 September. For details, see website.  
Kingsdown Crafters Weekly Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Support for all types of crafts. Fee: £1.50 (includestea and biscuits). 01304 360850
01304 379307
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. See Friday 1 September listing for details. Michael Burney
01304 852686
Walmer Women's Institute Meeting, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm. Seasalter Cross WI visit and birthday tea party. New members welcome. Margaret Musson
Secretary
01304 374010
Cheese and Wine Evening, Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St George's Road, Deal, 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Cost: £10 per head. Enjoy a wide variety of wines and cheeses from around the world and help the museum fund a future exhibition. see museum website. Book places:
01304 372098
(answerphone)
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
07796 237783
e-mail:
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
“Shouting in the Evenings”, St Saviour's Church, The Strand, Walmer, 7pm for 7.30pm. An entertainment based around the theatre, presented by actor Simon Gregory with pianist Neil Wright. Tickets £7.50 (include refreshments); available from the parish church office. website. Church Office
01304 366605
Some Kinda Wonderful - Noel McCalla and Derek Nash , The Astor Community Theatre, doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm. Tribute to the life and work of Stevie Wonder. Tickets £16. Astor Theatre
Deal Friday Folk Club Singers Night, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.org.uk Sue Watson
01304 360877
 

Saturday 9 September

Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
The Deal Food and Drink Festival, on public Seafront area alongside Deal Castle, 9am-7pm. For details, see Friday 8 September. website
'East Kent 101' Vintage Bus Rally, Walmer Green, The Strand, Walmer, 10am-4pm. Over 40 vintage single- and double-deck buses on display. Free bus rides around the area; bus related memorabilia and sales stands. See website. Alwyn J Conway
07434 951985
e-mail:
National Heritage Open Weekend - public access to local historic buildings and special events. Today's events:
Deal Angling Club HQ, 13 The Marina, Deal, - open to public, 10am-1pm;
Astor Theatre - heritage display, Stanhope Road, Deal, 10am-3pm;
Deal Walmer and Kingsdown Amateur Rowing Club, 16-18 The Marina, Deal, 10am-1pm.
Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 10am-4pm;
Walmer Lifeboat Station, The Strand, Walmer, 10.30am-3pm;
Walmer Court Medieval Manor House, Church Street, Walmer, 10.30am-3.30pm;
Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St George's Road, Deal, 11am-4.30pm;
Masonic Hall, Sondes Road, Deal, open 10am-4pm;
Timeball Tower, Victoria Parade, Deal, 11.30am-4.30pm;
Royal Marines Heritage Walk, Deal Castle, Victoria Road, Deal, 1pm;
Historic local churches in Deal and Walmer - open 10am-6pm (see "Ride and Stride" list below).
NB: A couple of venues and activities require booking. For more details, see: www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting.
 
Friends of Kent Churches Ride and Stride, 10am-6pm. A sponsored challenge to visit as many churches as possible on the day by bike or on foot. Open to all, with 50% of money raised going to the church or chapel of your choice and the other 50% going to help the most needy churches and chapels in Kent.
Local participating churches:
DEAL

St George The Martyr, St George’s Road;
St Thomas, Blenheim Road;
St Andrew, St Andrews Road;
St John the Evangelist, St Richard’s Road;
Community Church, Victoria Road;
St Leonard, Rectory Road;
St Richard, Mill Hill; and
Trinity Church, Union Rd.
WALMER
Blessed Mary of Walmer, Church Street;
St Mary the Virgin, St Clare Road;
St Saviour, The Strand; and
Baptist Church, Dover Road.
GREAT MONGEHAM
St Martin, Church Hill.
KINGSDOWN
St John Evangelist, Upper Street.
RINGWOULD
St Nicholas, Church Lane.
RIPPLE
St Mary the Virgin, Church Lane.
SHOLDEN
St Nicholas, London Road.
More details/sponsorship forms: www.friendsofkentchurches.co.uk
Co-ordinator:
Mrs Carolyn Millen
01622 843383

Exhibition: Deal Past, The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, (times to be announced). A display of numerous topics relating to the town's history, organised by the Addelam History Research Group as part of the national Heritage Open Days weekend. Free entry.

 
Unchained - The Best of Joe Cocker, The Astor Community Theatre, doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm. Tickets £18/£23. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 10 September
National Heritage Open Weekend - public access to local historic buildings and special events. Today's events:
Walmer Lifeboat Station, The Strand, Walmer, 10.30am-3pm;
Deal Walmer and Kingsdown Amateur Rowing Club, 16-18 The Marina, Deal, 11am-3pm.
Timeball Tower, Victoria Parade, Deal, 11.30am-4.30pm;
Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St George's Road, Deal, 12noon-4pm;
Maritime Walk, Timeball Tower, Victoria Parade, Deal, 1pm;
Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 1pm-4pm;
Kent Mining Museum and Betteshanger Colliery Tour, Kent Mining Heritage Foundation, Almond House, Betteshanger Road, CT14 0EN, 11am-2pm;
Sandown Castle, North end of Sandown Road, Deal, 1pm-4pm.
NB: A couple of venues and activities require booking. For more details, see: www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting.
 
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, Castle Community College, Mill Road, Deal, 9am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna
07547 103950
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome.  
Women's Retreat Day, The Astor Community Theatre, 9.30am-4.30pm. Tickets £50. Astor Theatre
The Deal Food and Drink Festival, on public Seafront area alongside Deal Castle, 10am-5pm. For details, see Friday 8 September. website
Classic Motorcycle Display, The Pier, Deal Seafront, 12noon. see website  
Free Band Concert with The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas at The Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: ww.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info:
07790 434256
 
Events details More information
Monday 11 September
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walks - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Bernie
07977 491084
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 1pm-3pm. Craft, play and music activities for children up to 5 years. Entry: £1.50 per family group. 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. see website

Tea and Chat Social, Village Hall, Ripple, 2pm. All welcome. 01304 374512
Kingsdown and Ringwould Womens' Institute Meeting, Village Hall, A249 Dover Road, Ringwould, 2pm. Linda Dalton
Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk 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. Anne O'Donnell
 
Tuesday 12 September
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £2 per session. website. 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. Bernie
07977 491084
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. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 364216
Ripple Bingo Club, Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, starts 7pm. First meeting after summer break. 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: David Wright “Tracing Your Kent Ancestors”. Admission: Society members free; non members £2. website: www.dealkfhs.org.uk/
 
Wednesday 13 September
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. 0300 123 1220
Kids Kingdom pre-school parent and toddler group, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 373853
01304 364326

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

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Walmer Parish Council Meeting, Parish Council Office, 8 The Strand, Walmer, 7pm. Monthly meeting of the full council. Open to the public with an opportunity for residents to raise matters of concern. website: www.walmercouncil.co.uk Parish Clerk
01304 362363
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. website: http://ddcc.wordpress.com Mary Venables
01304 366087

Invicta Writers Group Meeting, Walmer Baptist Church, Kelvedon Road entrance, off Dover Road, Walmer, 7.30pm. A monthly meeting for all interested in writing prose, poetry, plays, novels, short stories and other genres. Provides encouragement and support for novice and established writers - with helpful feedback and suggestions when requested. Fee: £2 (first meeting free).

Elizabeth Acevedo
01304 373777
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 14 September
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly meeting; all welcome.  
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. No need to book, just turn up. Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Talk It Out Meeting, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 6.30pm. A support group for people experiencing depression and their families. Call for details. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
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). 07729 763784
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
St Martin's Women's Institute Monthly Meeting, The Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. For women of all ages the group enjoys a variety of speakers, events and other activities. Visitors are welcome. Wendy Marshall
01304 365687
Kathy Lette's Girls’ Night Out, The Astor Community Theatre, doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm. Tickets £17. Astor Theatre
 
Friday 15 September
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 Crafters Weekly Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Support for all types of crafts. Fee: £1.50 (includestea and biscuits). 01304 360850
01304 379307
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. See Friday 1 September listing for details. Michael Burney
01304 852686
Tea Dance, The Astor Community Theatre, doors open 1.30pm, starts 2pm. Tickets £4 (include tea and cake). Astor Theatre
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
07796 237783
e-mail:
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
King Pleasure and The Biscuit Boys, The Astor Community Theatre, doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm. Tickets £17. Astor Theatre
Songs to the Sea Folk Event: Loose Cannon Too and Shanty Crew, The Saracen's Head, Alfred Square, Deal, 8pm.  
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Guest artiste: Eileen McGann, Canadian singer and songwriter. website: www.dealfolkclub.org.uk Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 16 September
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Songs to the Sea: High Street Folk Busk, High Street, Deal, 10am-12noon.  
Songs to the Sea: Seafront Shanties, Deal Pier, Beach Street, Deal, 11am-12.30pm.  
Songs to the Sea Concert, The Astor Community Theatre, doors open 1.30pm, starts 1.45pm. Tickets £5. In support of Walmer RNLI. Astor Theatre
Songs to the Sea: "Barden in the Garden" Memorial Session, Landmark Garden and bar, High Street, Deal, 1pm-3.30pm.  
Songs to the Sea: Sing-Around, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 4.30pm-6.30pm.  
Songs to the Sea: Barn Dance with the Old Lone Gin Band, St George's Hall, High Street, Deal, 7pm. In aid of local charities and the RNLI.  
Songs to the Sea: Songs of a Nautical Nature, The Saracen's Head, Alfred Square, Deal, 8pm.  
Open Air Cinema - Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016), Betteshanger Park, A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, doors open 7pm; starts 8pm. Tickets £10; early bird £7.50. See website.  
Letz Zep 2017, The Astor Community Theatre, doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm. Tickets £18/£23. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 17 September
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, Castle Community College, Mill Road, Deal, 9am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna
07547 103950
Antique and Collectors Braderie, The Astor Community Theatre, 9am-3pm. Free admission. Astor Theatre
Songs to the Sea: Bacon Butty Breakfast Session, The Sea Cafe, Walmer Green, off The Strand, Walmer, 9.15am-10.45am.  
The Great British Beach Clean, Deal Pier, 9.30am. Regular and new volunteers are invited to join in local support for the Marine Conservation Society's annual litter pick and survey of the UK's beaches. Equipment and collection bags provided - but wear suitable shoes and clothing for the shingle beach.  
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome.  
Sponsored Walk, Deal and Walmer seafront, starts 10.30am. Route: from Deal Pier to the Zetland Arms pub, Kingsdown, and back (total 5 miles). Open to families, walkers, runners and cyclists wishing to support fundraising for the British Heart Foundation charity. Entry is free. Gillian Castle
01304 365402
Deal Tri Junior and Adult Duathlon, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, 11am. A duathlon (run-bike-run) for children aged 8 to 16yrs, finishing with a race for adults. Deadline for entering is Wednesday 13 September. For details, see: http://www.dealtri.co.uk/events/junior-senior-open-duathlon-race-2017.  
Songs to the Sea: Deal Hoodeners and Friends, RNLI Station, Walmer Green, off The Strand, Walmer, 11am-12noon.  
Songs to the Sea: The Final Bawl!, The Green Berry pub, Canada Road, Walmer, 1pm. Session hosted by Loose Cannon Too.  
Free Band Concert with Essex Yeomanry Band at The Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info:
07790 434256
 
Events details More information
Monday 18 September
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walks - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Bernie
07977 491084
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 1pm-3pm. Craft, play and music activities for children up to 5 years. Entry: £1.50 per family group. 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. see website

Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk 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. Anne O'Donnell
 
Tuesday 19 September
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £2 per session. website. Chitra
HealthWalk, North Deal Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Bernie
07977 491084
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. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 364216
 
Wednesday 20 September
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
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. 0300 123 1220

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 1.30pm-2.30pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Kids Kingdom pre-school parent and toddler group, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 373853
01304 364326
Mongeham and Ripple Womens Institute Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 2.30pm. This month: members' craft show. Visitors welcome. Meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Elizabeth Sleath
01304 619093
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. website: http://ddcc.wordpress.com Mary Venables
01304 366087
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 21 September
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly meeting; all welcome.  
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. No need to book, just turn up. Rob Moore
01304 374603
Astor Palm Court Orchestra, The Astor Community Theatre, doors open 1pm, starts 2pm. Tickets £6 (includes tea and cake). Astor Theatre
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Talk It Out Meeting, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 6.30pm. A support group for people experiencing depression and their families. Call for details. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. see website Graham Prior
07749 480104
The Rotary Club Music Night, The Astor Community Theatre, doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm. An evening of music by local musicians to boost the Rotarian’s support fund for local charities and good works. Tickets £10. Astor Theatre
 
Friday 22 September
Friday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
Kingsdown Crafters 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. See Friday 1 September listing for details. Michael Burney
01304 852686
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. New members and visitors welcome. Michael Burney
07796 237783
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Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Talk: The Great Storm of 1703, St Andrew's Hall, West Street, Deal, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Local maritime author and historian David Chamberlain gives a talk on the Great Storm of 1703 and the loss of the Stirling Castle on the Goodwin Sands. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to Deal Maritime and Local History Museum. Tickets £5 each are bookable online, by post or at the museum; see www.dealmuseum.co.uk.  
 Kirk Fletcher and Guests, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show 8pm. Blues guitarist Kirk Fletcher with blues singer Katie Bradley and the Chris Corcoran Trio. Tickets: £18. Astor Theatre
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.org.uk Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 23 September
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Drag Night, Waterfront Hotel, 29 Beach Street, Deal, from 7.30pm. Drag night with Lilly La Rue. Adult humour; including 'Play your cards right', raffle and hot buffet. Entry: £8 per head. Advance booking advised. Table bookings:
Mark
01304 374338
The Private Widdle Social Club , The Astor Community Theatre, doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm. Tickets £18. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 24 September
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, Castle Community College, Mill Road, Deal, 9am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna
07547 103950
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome.  
Deal Record and CD Fair, The Astor Community Theatre, 9.30am-3.30pm. Admission free. Astor Theatre
Vintage and Classic Cars Display, The Plough Inn, Church Lane, Ripple, 12noon-2.30pm. All welcome. 01304 360209
Free Band Concert with Betteshanger Welfare Brass Band at the Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info:
07790 434256
 
Events details More information
Monday 25 September
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walks - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Bernie
07977 491084
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 1pm-3pm. Craft, play and music activities for children up to 5 years. Entry: £1.50 per family group. 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. see website

Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk 01304 364216
Deal Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Weekly meeting. Fee £3 (plus 50p towards shuttlecocks). Ron or Lesley
01304 364726
Sholden Parish Council Meeting, Sholden Village Hall, junction of Sholden New Road and The Street, Sholden, 6.30pm. Local residents welcome to attend. Parish Clerk
01304 366077
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church (former Victoria Baptist Church), Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. Anne O'Donnell
 
Tuesday 26 September
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £2 per session. website. Chitra

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

Bernie
07977 491084

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. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 364216
 
Wednesday 27 September
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 those who wish to be more active. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ 0300 123 1220
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). website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 373853
01304 364326
Recycled Teenagers Tea Party - monthly social event for the over-50s, The Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Entry: £2.50. Guest speakers, a quiz, tea, coffee and a buffet. Chrissi Dunn
01304 373677

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

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. website: http://ddcc.wordpress.com Mary Venables
01304 366087
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 28 September
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly meeting; all welcome.  
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. No need to book, just turn up. Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Talk It Out Meeting, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 6.30pm. A support group for people experiencing depression and their families. Call for details. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
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). 07729 763784
Quiz Night, Deal Victoria and Barns Close Cricket Club, Court Road, Upper Walmer, 7pm for 7.30pm start. entry £2; all welcome - booking not required. In aid of Save The Children Fund. website: http://scdeal.org/home/  
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
 The Jay Rayner Quartet, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7.30pm, show 8pm. Music and anecdotes with Jay Rayner, Robert Rickenberg on bass, Dave Lewis on sax and vocalist Pat GordonSmith. Tickets: £19. Astor Theatre
 
Friday 29 September
Friday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Today: special coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Facebook page
Kingsdown Crafters Weekly Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Support for all types of crafts. Fee: £1.50 (includestea and biscuits). 01304 360850
01304 379307
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. See Friday 1 September listing for details. Michael Burney
01304 852686
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. New members and visitors welcome. Michael Burney
07796 237783
e-mail:
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 Only Fools and Boycie, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7.30pm, show 8pm. An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis. Tickets: £16. Astor Theatre
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.org.uk Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 30 September
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Macmillan Cancer Charity Fair, Milldale Hall, Milldale Close, Deal, 11am-3pm. Refreshments, raffle, craft and pamper stalls, face painting and glitter tattoos. Free entry. In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Facebook page
 La Voix September 2017, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7.30pm, show 8pm. Tickets: £25 and £27. Astor Theatre
 
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