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The Racqueteers Badminton Club. Every Monday evening in term-time at 7.30 in Springfield School, Drayton. All welcome. For more information please contact Liz on 02392 374974 or Peter on 02392 378766.

Alton Art Society Annual Exhibition. Saturday 7th – Sunday 15th October 10.00am – 5.00pm at Alton Assembly Rooms, High Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1BD. The members of Alton art Society have been holding Annual Exhibitions of their wide-ranging artworks (painting, 3D, hand painted silk scarves) since 1925! During the exhibition visitors are asked, in a secret ballot, the artwork they consider the best in the exhibition. The winner is awarded the Jack Riviere Trophy to hold for the year. This exhibition is a very popular event!

Portsmouth Light Orchestra -Autumn Concert. Saturday 7th October, 7.30 pm, at Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Portsmouth PO3 5XT. Join us for an exhilarating concert of well-known orchestral music.  Programme will include Fame and Glory March, Pique Dame Overture, Neapolitan Serenade, Gonna Fly Now, Vie Parisienne, Slavonic Danse, Chanson de Nuit and Oliver. Admission is £7 - includes tea, coffee, fruit juice or water and a piece of cake. In aid of orchestra funds and a donation will be made to Southsea Street Pastors. Contact - Val Loft on 02392 371135

Bishop’s Waltham Bites. Saturday 7th October 11.00 am – 2.00 pm in Bishop’s Waltham Town Centre. Get a taste of the delights on offer throughout Bishop’s Waltham Town Centre by participating in “Bishop’s Waltham Bites”. With 8 local outlets offering delights there will be something to suit all tastes! Buy your “BW Bites Ticket” for £5 at Apple Crumble and Kitsch and then on Saturday 7th October, enjoy a taster in each of the participating outlets. For more information, email bishopswalthamtownteam@gmail.com

Harvest Supper. Saturday 7th October 7.00pm – 10.00pm, at Droxford Village Hall, Droxford, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 3RB. Theme is Victorian Farm, but fancy dress is optional. Entertainment by the Pompey Pluckers Ukele Band. Ticket includes all food, wines beers and soft drinks, and costs £15 (available from Post Office). Proceeds go to Droxford Recreation Ground Appeal.

French Flea Market. Sunday 8th October 10.00am – 4.00pm, High Street, Bishop's Waltham, SO32 1AA. Visit Bishop’s Waltham on Sunday 8th October to see a wonderful French inspired Flea Market featuring some delightful vintage goods!

Blackmoor Apple Tasting. Sunday 8th October at Blackmoor Estate Ltd, Estate Office, Blackmoor, Liss, Hants, GU33 6BS. A hugely popular free family event – an opportunity to taste and learn about over 20 varieties of English apples. In addition to apple tasting, apple displays and apple identification the attractions include: a craft fair, country craft demonstrations, local produce stalls, Morris dancing displays, stalls run by local charities and a range of activities for small children.

Community Film Night. Wednesday 11th October 6.00pm – 9.30pm, at Bishop’s Waltham Junior School, Oak Road, Bishop's Waltham, SO32 1EP. This film nights raises money for many local charities throughout the year! Pop along for a great night out with friends and support some local causes. £3 for concessions/children under 16 and £3.50 for adults.

Care and Fellowship Group. Wednesday 11th October, 2.00pm – 4.00pm, at Church of the Resurrection hall, Brecon Avenue, Drayton PO6 2AP. This month sees the return of Andrew Negus, with part 2 of his saga of Portsmouth, entitled Harlots, Dung and Glory, 1800 - 1870. Everyone is welcome to join this friendly group. Admission of £1 includes tea, biscuits and a raffle ticket.

Wickham Charity Beer Festival. Saturday 14th October, 11.00am – 4.00pm, 6.00pm – 11.00pm, at The Wickham Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hampshire, PO17 5AL. The 19th annual Wickham Charity Beer Festival! Over 30 ales and 5 ciders will be available, and live music will be playing throughout the evening. Money raised goes to Wickham Community Association and Wickham Church of England Primary School. For tickets please visit www.wickhambeerfestival.co.uk

Line Dancing Social Evening and Ploughman's Supper.  Saturday 14th October, 7.00pm - 10.15pm, at Blendworth Church Centre, Horndean (next to Horndean Fire Station). Bring your own drinks and glasses for an evening of line dancing fun! The event is being run by Horndean Parish Twinning Association. Tickets are £10 from Horndean Travel Limited, Shambles or call 02392 594938. 

Alton Craft Market. Saturday 14th October 10.00am – 3.00pm at Market Square, Alton, Hants, GU34 1HD. The craft market is held in the town each month from March until December. It is a ‘Made by Me’ market so all the goods are hand made by the stallholders. We have a great range of very talented crafters come along who make things from glass, pottery, do fine art, make soft furnishings, items from wood, and make pens – to name but a few things. The market is organised by Alton Lions and all the funds raised from hiring the pitches, goes to their charity account to be distributed out to local charities and families in need. 

Build@Church. Saturday 14th October, 2.00pm – 4.00pm, at the Church of the Resurrection, Drayton, PO6 2AP. A free and fun activity for families called Build@Church at the Church of the Resurrection. It’s a space for families to hear stories from the Bible, respond to them creatively using Lego® and Duplo® bricks, pray using the bricks and share tea and coffee, soft drinks and cake together. For more details, please visit www.farlingtonparish.co.uk/buildchurch.html, email Julie Minter on julie@farlingtonparish.co.uk or call her on 02392 754130.

Concert at St.Mary's Church,Hayling Island, Saturday,October 14 at 7.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir cross Langstone Bridge to invite islanders to sample its successful musical pot pourri of songs from the shows and popular classics. Highlight will be its barnstorming version of An American Trilogy, the Presley hit. They are joined by the Emsworth Nightingales, a classy eight-strong vocal group from Emsworth renowned for their easy-listening style and led by Sue Ingram.Proceeds will aid St.Mary's appeal to build a £250,000 community room behind the church.

Super Saturday Craft Fair at All Saint Church, Denmead PO7 6NN on October 14th. Lots of wonderful crafts and gifts. Open 10-4pm and Free admission. Tea Coffee and Cake with proceeds going to Rowans Hospice. All enquires welcome, please contact Jackie 07891041971 or Sue 07815564151.

Vintage, Antique, Collectors and Craft Fair. Sunday 15th October 10.00am – 3.30pm at Chawton Village Hall, Winchester Road, Chawton, Alton, Hants, GU34 1SD. Up to 30 stalls offering loads of interesting and unusual items! Find collectable books and china; antique rugs and carpets, quirky curios, clocks, vintage clothing and hats, hand sewn and knitted items, shabby chic furniture, jewellery, cards and Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian antiques, jams and preserves plus lots more. Delicious homemade food at very reasonable prices will be available. Contact vintagepoint@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

Alresford Apple Festival. Sunday 15th October 10.00am – 2.00pm at Jacklyns Lane, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9JJ. Alresford Rotary and Hampshire Farmers’ Markets are co-hosting this year’s Alresford Apple Day – a day to celebrate the apple. Bring your own apples for crushing and pressing into delicious apple juice. Enjoy lots of local produce incl. cider, pork & apple sausages and burgers. There’s live music and entertainment for all the family.

Sunday 15th October, 4pm-6pm, Cre8ive Prayer at Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Ave, Drayton PO6 2AP. Join us to explore lots of different ways of praying. Suitable for those familiar with prayer or those who have never tried praying before. Includes simple meal of bread and soup. Contact: 02392 421849 or julie@farlingtonparish.co.uk for more information.

“Water, water everywhere – but is it fit to drink?” Monday 16th October 7.30pm-9.15pm at Warblington School, Southleigh Road, Havant.   A Science Discovery Group talk by Professor Graham Mills, Dept. of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Portsmouth University.  Entrance charge £3 per meeting!

Explore… Tuscany. Friday 20th October 7.00pm, at Hambledon Vineyard, Hambledon, Hampshire, PO7 4RY. Home to Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Tuscany is a firm favourite in many households. Sangiovese is the main grape variety used here, but this can be blended with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to produce premium “Bordeaux-style blends”. We’ll taste a selection of styles this evening to show off the exquisite wines this region produces. Tickets £40, please visit www.hambledonvineyard.co.uk

Diesel Gala. Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd October at Mid Hants Railway Ltd ‘Watercress Line’, The Railway Station, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9JG. A long weekend of heritage diesel traction! Come along for a weekend of heritage diesels running to an intensive timetable.

Ropley Dramatic Society: “My Friend Miss Flint”. Friday 17th – Saturday 18th November 7.30pm, at Ropley Parish Hall, SO24 0DU. Our Autumn production will be the highly amusing two-act comedy, “My Friend Miss Flint” by Donald Churchill and Peter Yeldham, concerning a tax fiddle which the Inland Revenue discover, and the subsequent shenanigans by the perpetrators to extricate themselves from a tricky situation! Tickets may be ordered in advance at £8.00 and are on sale now. Please contact our Box Office, telephone 01420 568265 or e-mail:  janbennett42@outlook.com.

Samhain Festival. Friday 20th October, 6.50pm – 10.00pm at Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO8 0BG. Join Butser Ancient Farm to celebrate the evening of Samhain in the magical surroundings of the Great Roundhouse. Between 7-10pm you will enjoy live music, professional storytelling by Jonathon Huet of Walk with Trees, a bar with local ales and hot refreshments. Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, or the 'darker half' of the year. Like Beltain, Samhain was a liminal time when the boundary between this world and the next could be crossed more easily, and this meant the spirits and fairies could more easily come into our world… the perfect early Halloween celebration! www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

Film Night “Going in Style”. Saturday 21st October, 7.30pm, at Denmead Community Centre, School Lane. Tickets £5. For more details call 02392 256132 or visit www.denmeadca.com

Table Top Sale. Saturday 21st October, 11.00am to 2.00pm, at St Philip's Church hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Cosham. Tables to hire for £5, but please book in advance.  Refreshments with bacon rolls etc., variety of tables selling all sorts, and homemade cakes! Entrance 50p. Contact 92 379278 for further details or to book a table.

Autumn Fayre. Saturday 21st October, 10.00am – 12.00noon, at the United Reformed Church hall at Hollow Lane, Hayling Island, PO11 9EY. The Cat&Rabbit Rescue Centre will be holding an Autumn Fayre in Hayling Island! New goods, cosmetics etc.  Refreshments will be available. Please come and support us!

Messy Church. Saturday 21st October 2017, 2.00pm – 4.00 pm, at the Church of the Resurrection, Drayton, PO6 2AP. Messy Church is designed for families with young children. Families are welcomed with tea or coffee and puzzles are available to amuse the children. After this there are a variety of craft activities linked to the theme of the day, determined by the Bible story chosen each month.

Jumble Sale. Saturday 21st October, 2.00pm, at Rowlands Castle Parish Hall, 11 Links Lane, PO9 6AD. Raising funds for the Parish Hall. Admission 40p. Please bring any jumble to the Hall from 9.30am on the day. (No large items or furniture please)

Battle of Trafalgar - Service of Commemoration. Sunday 22nd October, 2.00 pm, at St Andrew’s Church, Farlington PO6 1AA. Our annual commemoration of the Battle of Trafalgar on the Sunday nearest to Trafalgar Day, (21st October), which will include a visit to the grave of the Master of HMS Victory, who is buried in the graveyard of the church.

Pumpkins on Display. Monday 23rd – Sunday 29th October on the High Street, Bishop's Waltham, SO32 1AA. Come along to Bishop’s Waltham High Street to see a selection of wonderful carved pumpkins sure to get you in the mood for Halloween! 

Film Night: Their Finest. Wednesday 25th October 2017 7.00pm, at Droxford Village Hall, Droxford, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 3RB. A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg.  Starring Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy, and directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education). Doors open 7.00 pm, refreshments available. Tickets £5, available on the door.

Monthly Flower Workshop. Thursday 26th October, 6.30pm-8.30pm, at Sunnyside Hall (age concern), 14 Webb Lane, Hayling Island. £15 per person, includes all materials. Call 02392460630 for more details and to book your space.

Waterlooville Events Team Presents Hidden Figures (Drama set in the USA) on the 26th October. Shown at St George’s Hall, Waterlooville. Film starts at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm). Tickets £6 free cup of tea or coffee. Contact via Facebook – Waterloovile Events Team or Twitter @WaterloovilleET. www.weteam.org.uk

Stage One Youth Theatre present OLIVER. Thursday 26th - 28th October, 7.30 pm, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham. Enjoy an evening in the company of Oliver and his gang as they perform the Lionel Bart’s musical Oliver. Tickets £12 and conc. £10.50. Telephone 01329 231942.    www.Fernehamhall.co.uk

Charles Church Denmead Beer Festival. Saturday 28th October, 7.00pm, at Denmead Community Centre, School Lane. Tickets £9. For more details call 02392 256132 or visit www.denmeadca.com

Rowans Hospice Autumn Fair. Saturday 28th October, 10.30am, at St James’s Church, Milton Road. Admission 50p, numerous different stalls and refreshments!

The next BIG SALE at Petersfield Salvation Army in Swan Street will be on Saturday 28th October - 10.00 - 12.00. Bric- a -brac, clothes, books etc. Free tea and coffee, bacon baps £1.00.Lots of bargains to be had. No entrance fee.

Nashville comes to Portsmouth with The Wild Ponies! Sunday 29th October, 7.15pm, at Square Tower, Broad Street, Old Portsmouth Every now and again, you run across something that just knocks your socks off! East Nashville’s Wild Ponies do just that! Their brand of shimmering country/Americana music just seems to glow! Tickets £12. www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

Portsdown100 is a local History Group that meets at 7.30pm on the last Tuesday evening of the month in St Andrew's Church Hall in Farlington. 31 October 2017: Mr Wilson is talking about Southampton Liners. 

Traditional Jumble Sale in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Saturday 4th November, 2.00pm - 4.30pm, at Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane, Petersfield, GU31 4BW. All items at bargain prices… most are just £1.00! Free entry, refreshments and cake sale. For donations of clothes, books, shoes and bags please contact 07988 043870.

Charity Barn Dance. Friday 10th November, 7.30pm at Buckland Community Centre, Portsmouth, Malins Road, PO2 7BL. Charity dance in aid of ServiceDogsUK! ServiceDogsUK is a not for profit organisation that trains and provides assistance dogs to support members of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Tickets cost £10 including hot supper. Contact Stan Spooner on 02393071965.

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, Portsmouth, Alton, Alresford, Bentley, Four Marks and Meon Valley