What’s on for Monday December 16, 2013

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A guide to what’s on around the area today.

TODAY

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. M&M’s Modern Sequence Dance Club. All welcome to this modern sequence club. Admission £2.50. (023) 9271 0060.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).

EVENTS

ALTON: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton. Jane Austen’s Birthday. Join us to celebrate Jane’s birthday. Admission free (today only). (01420) 83262, jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Funland, Beachlands. 10am-4pm. Funland Winter Wonderland. See Santa and get an early Christmas gift. Admission: £14 child; £6 adult; under-twos free. (023) 9246 2820.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2.30pm. A Bit of a Christmas Do. Lunch, entertainment and tombola, organised by the Petersfield University of the Third Age. Open to all U3A members. Admission £2 pp. petersfieldu3a.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Winton House, High Street. 10.30am-12.30pm. JCPF Phoenix Centre Healing Clinic. Donation gratefully received. (023) 9269 3169.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am-12.45pm. North End Spiritual Healing Clinic. Donation gratefully received. (023) 9269 3169 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: Landport Community Centre, Charles Street (PO1 1JD). 12.30pm-2.30pm. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week. (023) 9283 1259.

SOUTHSEA: Havelock Community Centre, Fawcett Road. 7pm-8.30pm. Mindful Living Club. Support for people interested in practising mindfulness in their daily lives. Admission £6 on the door. 07540 751 910.

SOUTHSEA: House of Bethany, 7, Nelson Road. 1.30pm-4.30pm. Quiet Afternoon. Led by associate Joan Mason, followed by Vespers at 5pm. Admission: £3. Please let the Sisters know if you want to attend on 023-9283 3498 or ssb@sistersofbethany.org.uk.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church, Hambledon Road. 7.30pm. Memorial Service. Praying for those whose names are hung on the Memorial Tree. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring the Cat Art Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Animated Hampshire. A collection of animated short films which celebrate the wealth of young creative talent in Hampshire. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

GIGS

NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. 8pm-11pm. Forest Folk. Featuring: Hobo Jones and the Junkyard Dogs. All welcome. Admission: £12. (023) 9226 4288 info@forestfolk.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7pm. Seasick Christmas Party. Featuring Set Your Sails plus Turn and Run. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7pm. The Witches. Roald Dahl’s story is presented by Chichester Festival Youth Theatre. This is a story of courage in the face of a fiendish threat. For ages seven plus. Admission: £17-£20, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 7pm DT. Aladdin. Fun, fantasy and flying carpets in this family panto. Admission: show only, £16, concs; dinner theatre, £22, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

CLANFIELD: Petersgate Infant School, Green Lane (PO8 0UJ). 7.30pm. Hyden Clanfield Women’s Institute Christmas Party. Entertainment by Julie Belchin (singer/pianist) and The Desperados (our ukulele band).

HAVANT: Warblington School Drama Room, Southleigh Road. 7.30pm-9pm. Natural History of Christmas. An illustrated talk by Mike Leach, organised by The Science Discovery Group. All welcome. Admission: £3. (01243) 373848.

PORTCHESTER: Parish Hall, Assheton Court. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Castle View WI monthly meeting. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9238 9443.

PORTSMOUTH: meet The Bridge Centre, Fratton Road. 10.30am. Victoria Park Walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly walk. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: meet South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to Pier Walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.