A guide to what’s on around the area today
GOSPORT: Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke (PO12 2BY). 7.30pm-9.30pm. Scrap Happy Quilters Sewing Evening. All welcome. £3.50 for visitors.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10.30am-midday. Sarching for Spring Market Day Drop-in. Opportunity for adults to pop in to Search Museum to see the spring animal specimens and the old household equipment for spring cleaning. Enjoy a mixture of hands-on activities and reminiscing with our friendly volunteers. (023) 9252 3463.
SOUTHSEA: St Jude’s Church, Kent Road. 2pm-4pm. Social Group for Older People. Enjoy a chat over a cup of tea? Want to meet new people? Have the opportunity to try activities? Then come along! (023) 9268 8705.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Blooming Marvellous: intergenerational community knitted garden. Over 2,500 knitters and crocheters worked with participatory visual artist Pauline Stanley to create the garden. Come and join in to help our garden grow. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete ... recollections of the Brutalist structure 10 years after demolition. 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.
WINCHESTER: Paige Cottage, Gable Cottage, and Little Court, Crawley Village. 2pm-5.30pm. Gardens Open. Two spring gardens and a three-acre traditional English country garden. Plants for sale at Little Court, teas in village hall. Combined admission £6.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Lounge at the RMA. Acoustic showcase night. rmatavern.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-11.30pm. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9229 6352.
SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Jaws. Admission £6. (023) 8022 5612.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Summer Set. Plus special guests William Beckett and Paradise Fears. Admission £12. (023) 9286 3911.
GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee. Starring Robert Powell as Hercule Poirot. Admission: £19-£30.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm. 2014 Be Your Best Rock Challenge: Heat one. Admission £12. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. West Side Story. A vibrant stage production of the classic musical Admission £15-£45, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
PETERSFIELD: Community Centre, Love Lane. 2pm. Our Vital Moon. Talk by Robin Gorman, organised by the Science and Technology Group of the Petersfield branch of the U3A. Visitors (£2) and new members welcome.
PORTSMOUTH: meet Baffins Community Centre, Westover Road, Copnor. 10.30am. Walking Friends Portsmouth Two/Three Mile Walk. New walkers please arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.
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.