What’s on for Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: St James Hospital Social Hall, Main Enterance, Locksway Road. 8pm-10.15pm. Ballroom Club. Evening of Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dance. Admission: £4. (023) 9307 7368.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Association, Maurepas Way. 7.45-10.30pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club with organist Jon Canning. Always pleased to welcome new members. Tea and biscuits available. Admission: £3. (023) 9225 8056.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-5pm. Junior Assault Course. Obstacle course suitable for children 3+. Admission: £3.50. 01329 233734.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 1pm. Artillery In Action. Watch the big guns in action. 01329 233734.

GODSHILL: All Saints Church, Church Hill. Midday-4pm. Church fete. Stalls and attractions and demonstrations of bell ringing. Ploughman’s lunches and afternoon teas. Proceeds to Restoration Fund.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10-11am. The Company of Goblins. Listen to Celia Leofsy’s new book and her explanation for goblins, pixies and other mythical creatures. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-12.30pm.naval History Clinic. Get help and advice on your naval ancestors. Free admission but booking is required. (023) 9252 3463.

HILSEA: Jubilee Splashpool, Hilsea Lido, London Road. 11am-6pm. For children up to eight. Two shallow pools (no deeper than five inches). Play features and rubber safety surfaces. Toilets and baby changing facilities. Picnic tables, seats and refreshments. Free admission and free parking. (023) 9266 2440 or bluelagoon@hilsea-lido.org.uk.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street. 10am. Summer School. Taught by professional actors and directors. Learn singing, dancing and acting techniques. Week-long event. Admission: £95. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Scout Headquarters, Paignton Avenue, Baffins. 10am. Coffee morning. Bric-a-brac, books and clothing. (023) 9286 2834.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, College Road, Historic Doackyard. 10.30am-5.30pm. Do you have what it takes to serve in the 1914 British Army? Complete challenges to collect your identity card. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard tickets. (023) 9289 3338.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior, Historic Dockyard. 10.30am-4.30pm. Family activity area. Children’s play will include costumed role-play, toys, games and colouring sheets. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9272 8060.

PORTSMOUTH:National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10.30am. People’s Stories Coffee Mornings. Listen to stories from ex-naval personnel. Free but booking is essential. (023) 9272 7595.

PORTSMOUTH: Beneficial Foundation, Anson Road. 11am-3pm. Family fun day. Circus/funfair theme. Includes bouncey castle, face painting, balloon modeller, dance acts, tombola, food and drink and a raffle. (023) 9273 3822.

PORTSMOUTH:National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. HMS Naval Inventions and Innovations. Discover naval inventions from the past and create your own invention. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9298 4615.

PPORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 7.30pm. Mediumship and Healing demonstration. Admission: £5. (023) 9269 3169.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 7.30pm. Parish Mass for the Transfiguration. Celebration of Jesus. Guest preacher and refreshments available.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Get Me Out of Here - Commando Survival. Learn how to survive in hot jungle conditions and desert-themed survival activities. Admission: Adults £7, children £4. Open Wednesdays with the Curators. Research your Naval and Military ancestors. Noramal museum admission applies. (023) 9281 9385.

EXHIBITIONS

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-4pm. Inspired by Landings. Photography exhibition of Russell Squires’s work to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. 01329 233734.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

GIGS

COPNOR: Harvest Home, Copnor Road. (PO3 5AN). 9pm. Snag and Digs. (023) 9234 1665.

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent. 8pm. Millenium Eagle. Organised by Gosport Jazz Club.(023) 9269 3988.

MILTON: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road, Portsmouth. 8pm. Open mic night. Musicians of all abilities welcome. Full turbo sound system.

SOUTHAMPTON:Royal British Legion Park Gate, Brook Lane, Sarisbury Green. (SO31 7DP).8pm-10pm. Big Band gig. Staring the Clive New Big Band. (023) 9269 3988.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Miss Julie and Black Comedy. Tickets: £24. 01243 181312.

WALKS & TALKS

BEDHAMPTON: Bedhampton Community Centre, Bedhampton Road. 7.30pm. Havant Cage Bird Society Talk on foreign birds by Paul Ceiley. (023) 9237 9301.

COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Slow short walk to Baffins Pond. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. Option for a longer walk to Milton foreshore. Organised by the Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

COSHAM: meet at King George V playing fields car park, Northern Road. 2pm. Walk around the private grounds of IBM. Gentle paced walk suitable for all. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

EASTNEY: meet at Eastney CC, Bransbury Park. 10.30am. 2-3 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are accredited to Walking for Health. New walkers to arrive early to register.

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church Hall, West Street. 7.30pm. Horticultural Society monthly meeting. Guest speaker Roy Godfrey on Queen Bee and her subjects. Free admission. Call Ruth Clothier on 01329 287661 for more information.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. Organised by The Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9284 1762. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Canoe Lake, Southsea. 10.30am. Meet outside the Canoe Lake cafe, St Helen’s Parade. Healthy walk through the rose garden and Rock Gardens. Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

SIDLESHAM: meet at Sidlesham nature Reserve. 11.44am. CHA Walking Club. Flat linear walk to Selsey. 5-miles. (023) 9225 4289 for more information.