A guide to what’s on around the area today.
PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 1pm. Lunchtime Organ Recital. The first of a series by Mark Dancer. Admission free, retiring collection.
GOSPORT: The Club Hampshire Hall, The Anchorage, Willis Road. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Trinity Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members always welcome. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits and raffle). (023) 9255 1693.
TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-3pm. Human Library. Where books are people and ‘reading’ is a conversation. 0845 603 5631, goodmentalhealth.org.uk.
GOSPORT: Local and Naval Studies Centre, High Street. 10.30am-1.30pm. Rock Around Hampshire. Family drop-in event with fascinating fossil activities in the geology gallery. Admission £1 per participating child. (023) 9252 3463.
SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-5.15pm. Wild at White’s African Safari. Hunt for the wild animals of the African continent hidden in our famous gardens. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandy Veterans. (023) 9282 8068.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by the Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road (PO16 7EN). 9.30am-5pm. Sail and Steam. Recent oil paintings by Richard Ashworth.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Gods Port. Local artist Pete Codling will create a temporary freehand giant charcoal drawing. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.
HAYLING ISLAND: Library, Elm Grove (PO11 9EE). 9am-5pm. May Day Arts Trail Exhibition. Exhibition in the foyer of work by May Day Arts Trail participants.
HORNDEAN: Pumfrett Room, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 9am-4.30pm. A Journey Through the Landscape. Exhibition of paintings by Sharon Hurst, G W Gascoigne and Trevor Glover. (023) 9259 5040, hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9221 0437.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Tom McRae (solo). Plus special guests Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou. Admission £14. (023) 9286 3911.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. The Pyjama Game. Starring Hadley Fraser and Joanna Riding. Admission: £31.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats. Based on ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’ by TS Eliot. Presented by STP Musicals. Admission £12, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: City of Portsmouth Boys’ School, London Road, Hilsea. 7.30pm. Little Shop of Horrors. Musical presented by the Portsmouth Players. Admission £12. (023) 9237 0501.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Priscilla Queen of the Desert: the musical. Get ready for the ride of your life! Admission: £25-£37. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
TITCHFIELD: The Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. The Tempest. Shakespeare’s final play, part of Titchfield Shakespeare Festival. Admission £9. (01329) 556156.
WALKS & TALKS
LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 7.30pm. Consumer Protection. Jane Negus of Trading Standards will tell us about what protection we have when buying things on holiday or over the internet and Julie Gallagher will tell us about local items, including scams. (023) 9255 1547.
PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2pm-3.30pm. Building a Wooden Tall Ship for the 21st Century. Talk by Stuart Rees, organised by Petersfield U3A. Open to all members with a charge of £2 to cover costs.
PORTSMOUTH: meet Baffins Community Centre, Westover Road, Copnor. 10.30am. Two/Three Mile Walk with Friends. WFH accredited.
All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. 07703 443 988.
PORTSMOUTH: meet Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore Walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. 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.
PORTSMOUTH: meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime Walk. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. 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.