What’s on around the area today
PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 1pm. Lunchtime Organ Recital. Featuring Mark Dancer. Admission free, retiring collection. (023) 9247 5259, (01730) 261199.
TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).
FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 9am-3pm. Little Stars.
Childrens Workshop. Admission £18.50. (01329) 223100.
GOSPORT: Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke (PO12 2BY). 7.30pm-9.30pm. Scrap Happy Quilters Sewing Evening. All welcome. £3.50 for visitors.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth City Museum, Museum Road. (PO1 2LJ). 10am-12.30pm. Memories from the First World War. The museum team will listen to your family memories and look at your objects and record your stories for the Lest We Forget website. portsmouthcitymuseum.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior, Historic Dockyard. 10.30am-4.30pm. Family Activity Area. Navy activities for younger families. Can play games, dress-up and learn new facts. Admission free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 92 72 8060.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Watersports centre, eastern Road. 11.30am and 3.30pm. National go canoeing week challenge. Take part in either one mile or a three mile canoe. Booking is essential. Admission: one mile £10, three miles £25. (023) 9266 3873.
PORT SOLENT: Port Solent Kids Club, The Board Walk. 11am-4pm. Mitch Price and his Mobile Zoo. Meet some exoctic creatures like snakes, reptiles and spiders. (023) 9221 0606.
SOUTHSEA: Cumberland House Natural History Museum, Eastern Parade. 10am-5pm. Alice in Wonderland trail. Discover some of the animals from the childrens book. (023) 9281 5276.
SOUTHSEA: Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Get me out of here commando survival training.Fun Navy activities for children where they will learn all about the Royal Navy. Admission: £9 adults, £4 children. (023) 9281 9385.
SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 3pm, 7.45pm. The Moscow State Circus. Admission £10-£35, concs. Box office 0203 375 3970, moscowstatecircus.com.
SOUTHSEA: St Jude’s Church, Kent Road. 2pm-4pm. Social Group for the Over 50s. Enjoy a chat over a cup of tea? Then come along! Admission £2. (023) 9268 8705.
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.
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.
FAREHAM: 2, Shenley Close. 11am-4pm. Garden Open. Small, interesting peaceful garden. Sweeping rockeries with alpines, azaleas, acers, firs and heathers. Clematis and wisteria cover archways and seating areas. Water features include koi and wildlife ponds. Plants, teas. Admission £3.
EASTNEY: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 8pm. The Andrews Bros Playing a mis of rock, pop, soul and jazz in style. rmatavern.co.uk. (023) 9282 0896.
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-11.30pm. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9229 6352.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and Friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.
WALKS & TALKS
PETERSFIELD: Community Centre, Love Lane. 2pm. Functional Foods: Sound Science or Marketing Hype? Talk by Bob Rastall, 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.
PORTSMOUTH: Central Library, Guildhall Square. (PO1 2DX). 7.30pm. The Three Voyages of Exploration of Captain James Cook. A talk on his early life and his career in the Merchant Navy before joining the Royal Navy. Admission: £3. Search Three Voyages on eventbrite.co.uk for tickets.