What’s on from Friday, October 28 – Thursday, November 3, 2016

Theres a spooky Halloween event at Stansted Park tomorrow
Theres a spooky Halloween event at Stansted Park tomorrow
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today

DANCING
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Ballroom and Sequence. Brenda & W Sounds. Lunches available from 12pm. Bar available. Admission is £3. Call Brenda on (023) 92425331 or the community centre on (023) 9269 2914 for more information.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: SEARCH, Local and Naval Studies Centre, Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 6pm-8.30pm, last entry 8pm. SEARCH by Torchlight. Explore the museum at night by torchlight. This is a family event that’s not for the faint hearted. Bring a torch and go on a trail around the building and experience the strange goings on in the museum at night. You can also expect lots of spooky surprises. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No need to book – admission is £1 per person on the door.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Stansted Park. 5pm-9pm. Halloween event. Enjoy the spooky servants’ quarters downstairs in the house, with every room filled to the brim with ghosts, ghouls and monsters. Follow a ghost trail in the grounds, or take a ride on the ghost train. Enjoy some spooky storytelling by the light of a bonfire or get lost in the haunted maze by moonlight. Tickets are £8 or £30 for a family. Visit stanstedpark.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cumberland House Natural History Museum, Eastern Parade, PO4 9RF. 11am-2pm. Bones, Beasties and Body Bits. Encounter skulls, skeletons and spells in this spooky family drop-in event. Suitable for families with children aged five to 11. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is £3 per child /£1.75 with a Leisure Card. Visit portsmouthcitymuseums.co.uk/portsmouth-museum/forthcoming-events.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. Exhibition organised by League Of Friends. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284. Volunteers wanted.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Isle of Wight Festival Exhibition, 1968, 1969, 1970. The first major exhibition about the legendary festivals in the 48 years since the first one in 1968. Admission is £3/£2.50. Call (023) 93870 200 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays, The Vulcan Building, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Clay Without Borders. An exhibition of works from local community groups run by The Clay Station. The aim of the project was to give individuals the opportunity to learn the basics of a traditional craft, to be part of a friendly group and to have fun within a safe studio. Call 023 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: The Harvest Home. 8.45pm. Glitter Bugz.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 8pm until late. Non-stop 80s and 90s hits. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Gwyn Ashton. Blues/rock.
MARKETS

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9am-12pm. Stubbington Country Market. With cakes, savouries, dairy and gluten free products, crafts, flowers, fruit and vegetables. Everything is home baked, hand crafted, or home grown. Free parking.
STAGE
HAYLING ISLAND: The Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.30pm. Frankenstein. The National Theatre play by Nick Dear based on Mary Shelley’s novel. Call (023) 9246 6363.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Theatre, Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road, PO4 0LX. 7.30pm. Old Time Music Hall. A variety show directed by Irene Skelton and Steve Penfold. Call 0845 467 6462 or e-mail tickets@phoenixstage.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS
FARLINGTON: Meet in the third car park at Farlington Marshes. 10.30am. Farlington Marshes group walk. Sturdy shoes are required for this walk across farmland and the exposed open footpaths around the marshes. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront group walk. Along the pier. Suitable for all. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

tomorrow

DANCING
PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, PO3 5XT. 7.30pm–10.30pm. Halloween-themed social dance. 50/50 ballroom, Latin American and sequence dancing. Fancy dress is optional. All standards are welcome. Admission is £4. There’s no bar you can take your own drinks – refreshments will be served in the interval. Ample car parking. Call 07980 058310 for further information or visit ballroomrazzamatazz.co.uk.
EVENTS
DENMEAD: Denmead Community Centre, School Lane, PO7 6LU. 7pm-11pm.

Denmead Beer Festival. Real Ales and a selection of wines, cider and soft drinks. Live music and a BBQ. Admission is £9, includes tankard and a drink. Call (023) 9225 6132 for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 11am-12pm. Room on a Broom Storytime Special. Listen to this popular story about a scary witch, then make a Room on the Broom collage to take home. Suitable for children aged three to 10, who must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no need to book but places are limited.

GOSPORT: Abbeyfield, 138 Privett Road. 2pm-4pm. Bargain sale. Excellent quality second hand clothes, shoes, ornaments and more. Call 07968 899805.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Stansted Park. 5pm-9pm. Halloween event. Enjoy the spooky servants’ quarters downstairs in the house, with every room filled to the brim with ghosts, ghouls and monsters. Follow a ghost trail in the grounds, or take a ride on the ghost train. Enjoy some spooky storytelling by the light of a bonfire or get lost in the haunted maze by moonlight. Tickets are £8 or £30 for a family. Visit stanstedpark.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Christ Church, Milton, United Reformed Church. 10am-2pm. Foody Family Fun Day. There will be a range of activities to do with food available including planting, games, puzzles, cooking, and crafts and so on for people of all ages. The event is free but donations for the Food Bank are welcome. Refreshments are available. Call 07532 049513 for more information.

WATERLOOVILLE: Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane, PO8 0BG. Fright Night. Groups of willing participants will be led around the dark farm buildings to face their fears in a series of interactive haunting encounters. Can you find the exit before your time runs out? This event is recommended for over 16s. Tickets are £10 and there is a bar to purchase from before the experience.Call (023) 9259 8838 or visit butserancientfarm.co.uk or to find out more.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. Exhibition organised by League Of Friends. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284. Weekend opening is according to the availability of volunteers. Volunteers wanted.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum (above the fire station), 10B North Street, PO10 7DD. 10.30am-4.30pm. Treasure in Store: Art and Artefacts Revealed. This exhibition brings to light objects, posters, pictures and prints that have been hidden away, waiting for their oportunity to shine. Admission is free. Stairlift available. Everyone welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10am-2pm. The Isle of Wight Festival Exhibition, 1968, 1969, 1970. The first major exhibition about the legendary festivals in the 48 years since the first one in 1968. Admission is £3/£2.50. Call (023) 93870 200 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays, The Vulcan Building, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Clay Without Borders. An exhibition of works from local community groups run by The Clay Station. The aim of the project was to give individuals the opportunity to learn the basics of a traditional craft, to be part of a friendly group and to have fun within a safe studio. Call 023 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk.

GIGS
GOSPORT: WPM Sports and Social Club. 9pm. Glitter Bugz.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. The Steve Young Band. Neil Young tribute. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Nelson’s Bar, Southsea Caravan Park. 8pm. Kenny Mayes. 50s and 60s music. Free admission.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Blackout. Halloween party night.
STAGE
HAYLING ISLAND: The Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.30pm. Frankenstein. The National Theatre play by Nick Dear based on Mary Shelley’s novel. Call (023) 9246 6363.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Theatre, Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road, PO4 0LX. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Old Time Music Hall. A variety show directed by Irene Skelton and Steve Penfold. Call 0845 467 6462 or e-mail tickets@phoenixstage.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS
PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Blue Lagoon at Hilsea Lido. 10.30am. Group walk. Along the foreshore footpath to the Mountbatten Centre and back. Flat and paved route. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9284 1762.

sunday

DANCING
PARK GATE: The Royal British Legion Club, 366 Brook Lane, Park Gate, SO31 7DP. 7.40pm-10.40pm. Country & Western dance. Every Sunday evening.All welcome. RBL members £5, non-members £6.50. Bar and a raffle. For further information call Maureen on 01329 519 765.

EVENTS
HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way. 10.30am-12.30pm. Morning worship. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. Exhibition organised by League Of Friends. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284. Weekend opening is according to the availability of volunteers. Volunteers wanted.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum (above the fire station), 10B North Street, PO10 7DD. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Treasure in Store: Art and Artefacts Revealed. This exhibition brings to light objects, posters, pictures and prints that have been hidden away, waiting for their oportunity to shine. Admission is free. Stairlift available. Everyone welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays, The Vulcan Building, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Clay Without Borders. An exhibition of works from local community groups run by The Clay Station. The aim of the project was to give individuals the opportunity to learn the basics of a traditional craft, to be part of a friendly group and to have fun within a safe studio. Call 023 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk.

FIREWORKS

GOSPORT: Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddys Hard, PO12 4LE. 5pm. Fireworks. As well as a firework display (at 7pm) there will be lots to see and do, including a fire-performer, a bonfire, a fairground, food and drink stalls, a bouncy castle, and face painters. The event starts at 5pm and the fireworks start at 7pm. Tickets are £6 for adults, £4 for children (under 5s go free) and £15 for a family ticket (up to two adults and three children). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets sold on the night will be cash only. Call (023) 9250 5600 or visit historicdockyard.co.uk.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: Artillery Arms. 5pm.Glitter Bugz.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Alleycats. Open-mic night. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

WALKS & TALKS
PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton Foreshore group walk. A brisk walk through uneven footpaths across the common to the shore. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9284 1762.

monday

DANCING
COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wooton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. Sequence dancing old and new. Qualified leaders will teach some of the new dances. Tea, coffee and biscuits included. Admission is £3. Parking is available.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Road, PO11 0HB.

7pm-8pm. Ballroom and Latin absolute beginners class. Admission £6. Call 07505 191596 or visit dancerevival.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Baptist Church Hall, Devonshire Avenue. Ballroom and Latin dance classes with Instep Dance Club. Beginners’ from 7.30pm-8.30pm, free practice session from 8.30pm-8.45pm, and improvers from 8.45pm-9.30pm. Admission is £5 per session or £6 for two sessions per person/evening. Call 07722 040483.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 6.30pm-7.30pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299 for more information.

EVENTS

COWPLAIN: The Borrow Centre, London Road, PO8 8DB. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Relax with art, colouring, knitting, embroidery and more. All ages welcome. Admission is £2.50. Call Carole on (023) 9261 5916.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road. 2pm-4pm. Relax with colouring. For adults. Beat stress and aid relaxation. Drop-in, all materials are provided.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. Exhibition organised by League Of Friends. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284. Volunteers wanted.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Isle of Wight Festival Exhibition, 1968, 1969, 1970. The first major exhibition about the legendary festivals in the 48 years since the first one in 1968. Admission is £3/£2.50. Call (023) 93870 200 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS
FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre. 10.30am. Victoria Park group walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

NORTH END: Meet at The Learning Place, Derby Road. 12.15pm. Learning Place group walk. A moderate walk to Stamshaw Foreshore. Not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to pier group walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake, meet at the memorial where buses terminate their journeys. 1pm. Canoe Lake group walk. Slow short 30 minute walk. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

tuesday

COFFEE

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Catholic Church hall, South Place. 10am-1pm. Coffee, Cake and Lunch Tuesdays. In aid of Lee-on-the-Solent charities.

DANCING

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Lee Community Centre, 51 Twyford Drive, PO13 8JU. 9.30am-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299 for more information.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission is £2, includes tea and biscuits.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Variety Club. Every Tuesday. Admission is £2, includes refreshments.

HAVANT: Avenue Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, PO9 2RS. 7pm. Bridge club. Meets every Tuesday, needs new members. Beginners are welcome but some knowledge and experience of bridge is necessary. There’s no need to bring a partner. Call 01243 372 718 or e-mail angela.nigel.peake@gmail.com for more information.

HAVANT: Saint Faith’s Church Hall, The Pallant, PO9 1PP. 7.15pm-9.45pm. Solent Male Voice Choir meeting. The choir are seeking new members. Go along and sit in a rehearsal evening, they take place every Tuesday. The group are now rehearsing for their Christmas programme and 2017 concerts. Call David Stretton on (023) 9245 3634 or visit solentmalevoicechoir.org.

HILSEA: Howard Road Community Centre, Howard Road, off of Northern Parade. 10.30am-12.30pm. Hilsea Social Group. A chance to meet new people for those aged 50 and over. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The White Horse Pub, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors. A chance to meet new people for those aged 50 and over. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information. 
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. Exhibition organised by League Of Friends. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284. Volunteers wanted.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, 20-24 Guildhall Walk, PO1 2DD. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Monty Don: Down to Earth. Monty Don is a renowned gardening writer and BBC television presenter. Now, he brings his green-fingered expertise to the New Theatre Royal. Tickets are £18. Call (023) 9264 9000 or visit newtheatreroyal.com.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore group walk. A walk with views of Portchester Castle. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime group walk. A brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

wednesday

COFFEE

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library. 10am-12pm. Macmillan coffee morning. For those affected by cancer.

PORTSMOUTH: Scout Headquarters, Paignton Avenue, Baffins. 10am. 54th Portsmouth Scout Group coffee morning. With bric-a-brac, books, clothing, and more.

DANCING

FAREHAM: Sarisbury Green Community Centre, The Green, SO31 7AA. 8pm-10pm. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. Singles welcome. No experience necessary. Ample parking. Bar available. Admission is £2.50, includes tea and biscuits. Call Annette on 01489 573114 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Royal Beach Hotel. 1pm-4pm. Social dancing. All types. Music by Steve Kingsley. You will get the chance to win Sunday lunch for two at the Royal Beach Hotel, which is worth aproximately £40. Admission is £4.50. Call (023) 9273 1281 for more information.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 7pm-8pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299 for more information.

EVENTS

CATHERINGTON: Catherington Village Hall. 7.30pm. Horndean Camera Club meeting. The camera club meet every Wednesday and there are speakers, internal and external club competitions, and home evenings where members show their expertise in photographic techniques and post-processing. Visit horndeancameraclub.org.uk for more information.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Mess at the Museum. A group for ex-service personnel and civilians to promote undrstanding about life in the services, and life for covilians during times of conflict. Takes place on the first Wednesday of each month. Booking not necessary. Call (023) 9284 1762 or e-mail iwt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

PURBROOK: Christchurch Hall, London Road, Widley, PO7 5AX. 7.45pm. Solent City Chorus. Looking for new male members to join the friendly singing group. Drop-in and see for yourself, but contact them first in case they’re doing something away from the hall. Call 07796 136487, 07709 617348 or visit singinportsmouth.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 12pm. Mass and charity lunch. The money raised will be used to support a charity.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Mozart’s Requiem Mass for All Souls Season. A service at which those loved who have died are remembered. The choir will sing parts of Mozart’s Requiem Mass.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. The Natterjacks. A group for those aged 50 and over wanting to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information. 
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. Exhibition organised by League Of Friends. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284. Volunteers wanted.

FAREHAM: Portchester Library, West Street. 9.30am-5pm. Art exhibition featuring work by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Watercolour paintings and fine art prints. Wildlife, land and seascapes, planes, and more. Visit flynnspaintings.com.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, PO4 8JR. 8pm. Broadside Folk Club. Side function room. Acoustic, singaround in turn format. Piano available. All welcome.

WALKS & TALKS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Group walk. Take in the views of the Emirates Spinnaker Tower. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore group walk. Short walk to Baffins Pond, long walk to Milton foreshore. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390.SOUTHSEA: Meet outside Canoe Lake Cafe, St Helens Parade. 10.30am.Canoe Lake/Southsea seafront group walk. Through the rose and rock garden. Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-12pm. Mini makers. A world of colour and creativity for those aged five and below. Led by trained arts professionals. Each session starts with a story before the children, along with their parents/carers, are invited to try a range of arts activities. £3 per child. No need to book. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk.

thursday

CONCERTS
GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 11.30am-1pm. Gosport Organ Club concert. Starring John Wadley. Free. Call 01329 310 592 for more details.

DANCING

GOSPORT: Alverbank Hotel, Alverstoke. 8pm-11pm. Salsa class. Beginners’ and improvers’ lessons. Fun and entertainment with Salsa Synergy UK. Group dances and more. £6. Call 07979 800299 for more information.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9.30am-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299 for more information.

EVENTS

COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club. A fresh, homemade lunch and dessert, followed by entertainment afterwards. Admission is £3.95. Call (023) 9261 7890 for more information.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road, PO6 3EB. 2pm-4pm. Relax with colouring. For adults. Beat stress and aid relaxation. Drop-in, all materials are provided. Call (023) 9268 8259 for more information.

FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre. 9.30am-11am. Teeny Tots Freeflow Play Session. Admission is £2.50 per family, includes refreshments.

NORTH END: The Learning Place, Derby Road. 10am-12pm. North End Allsorts. A group for those aged 50 and over wanting to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: St James’s Church Hall, Milton Road. 11am. Singercise. A seated fun activity session to music for older and disabled people. Aims to improve fitness. Tea and chat after. Admission is £2.50. Call 07754 528814 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-12pm. Chat and Tea Club. A group for those aged 50 and over wanting to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

WATERLOOVILLE: Anders Hall, off Milton Road, PO7 6AW. 7.30pm. Natter night/social evening. Horndean & District Amateur Radio Club meeting. Visitors are always welcome. Visit hdarc.co.uk for more information.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. Exhibition organised by League Of Friends. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284. Volunteers wanted.

FAREHAM: Portchester Library, West Street. 9.30am-5pm. Art exhibition featuring work by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Watercolour paintings and fine art prints. Wildlife, land and seascapes, planes, and more. Visit flynnspaintings.com.

FIREWORKS

EMSWORTH: Baker Barracks, Thorney Island, PO10 8DH. 6pm. Thorney Island fireworks and bonfire 2016. There will be food and drink stalls and a funfair. You can keep dry in the marquee if the weather is bad. Admission is £2 per person or £10 per car. There’s free entry for military personnel and their families, ID is required. Call 01243 388 308.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm-12am. On Stage @ The RMA. Open-mic night. All welcome – solo artists, duos and bands. Bands need to book in advance. Full PA supplied plus video streaming. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Wedgewood Rooms Wedgewood Rooms, 147b Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 8pm. The Wytches. Tickets are £10. Call (023) 9229 3301 or visit wedgewood-rooms.co.uk.
MARKETS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Baptist Church Hall, North Street, PO10 7BY. 10am-12pm. Emsworth Country Market. With cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts. Refreshments available.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall. 9.30am-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs, homemade crafts, cards, jewellery, woodwork, plants, cakes, preserves, honey and used books. Plus unusual Christmas gifts. Tea/coffee is available.
TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street. 1pm & 2.30pm. Tour. Discover the history behind The Old Beneficial School on one of the theatre’s historical tours. Costumed actors will take you through the sights and sounds of this Georgian school. £5 per person.

WALKS & TALKS

HILSEA: Meet in Scott Road car park, off Military Road. 10.30am. Hilsea Lines group walk. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘Foxes Forest’ where there is an abundance of wildlife. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.
HILSEA: Meet at the Mountbatten Centre entrance of Alexandra Park. 6.30pm. Group walk. The flat, paved circular route follows the shore line along the pedestrian footpath up to Hilsea Lido and back. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9284 1762.WORKSHOPS
GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 3.30pm-4.30pm. Krafty Kids – Get Sporty! Have fun making your own mini-Olympic Games with sporty finger cut outs and blow football. Suitable for ages five to 10. Parents/carers must remain in the library during the activity. Free, no need to book, but places are limited. For more information call (023) 9252 4608.