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Local Clubs & Societies

Arthritis Aware

A friendly support and social group for people with arthritis which meets on 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month from 10am to 12pm in the United Reformed Church, Hythe.
01303 266673

Art & Creative Classes

Informal classes for the arts , yoga and theatre in Marine Walk Street, Hythe.
www.whitehorsestudio.co.uk / mail@thewhitehorsestudio.co.uk
01303 239625 / 01303 812242

Ashford Astronomical Society

Friendly, welcoming astronomy society, meets the last Friday of every month at Woodchurch Memorial Hall. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned observer, young or old, there’s something for everyone.
www.ashfordastro.org.uk / jacethebace@gmail.com

Badminton

Castle Badminton Club meets on a Tuesday evening between 8pm and 10pm at Saltwood Village Hall
01303 237968 (John Dennis)

Bell Ringers

Bell ringers needed, full training given.
01303 230433 (Cleo)

Boogie at The Grand

Every Monday at Keppels Bar, The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone.
7.30pm – 8.30pm – Beginners jive/swing dance class
8.30pm – 11.30pm – Dance to hot stompin’ sounds from the 1940’s and 50’s.
07896 654571
revboogie@hotmail.co.uk

Capel Farmers Market

10am to 12.30pm every Tuesday in Capel-le-Ferne Village Hall.
07899 082356
www.capel-le-ferne.org

Cats’ Protection

Folkestone and Hythe branch are seeking volunteers at their charity shop at 139a, Hythe High Street. Please call the duty manager.
01303 238661
We are also seeking fosterers for our cats and kittens. If you can help, please do ring.
01303 237744 (Lin)

Check Shirts Line Dance Club

Classes on Mondays, 1.45pm at Guide Hall, St Nicholas Road, Hythe, and Wednesdays, 10.15am at Hawkinge Community Centre.
Cinque Port Morris Men
Every Thursday from October to April, 8pm to 10pm at the Memorial Hall, Benenden.
www.cinqueportmorrismen.org
info@cinqueportmorrismen.org

Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Service provides advice on your rights and responsibilities. The service is free, independent, confidential and impartial. Full details of opening times can be found on our website or at the drop-in centre at Hythe Bay Children’s Centre. Shepway CAB is a charity.
www.shepwaycab.co.uk
Adviceline: 0844 499 4118

Classic Bike Night

Every Tuesday evening, 7.30pm at The Drum Inn, Stanford nr Hythe.
01303 812125
Development for Mediumship Group
Every Tuesday evening, 7pm – 9pm. £6 per person.
01303 265513 (Pauline Mason)

Elham Farmers Market

11am – 1pm every 2nd and 4th Sunday. An Elham in Business initiative, a vibrant and popular market.
Exercise through Movement and Dance Classes
Monday evenings, 7.15pm – 8.15pm, at Salvation Army Hall, Hythe. £3 per night.
01303 892946

Folkestone and District Family History Society

First Thursday of the month, 7pm, at Radnor Park Community Centre, Folkestone.
www.folkfhs.org.uk

Folkestone Camera Club

Every Monday from September – May. 7.30pm.
www.folkestonecameraclub.co.uk / jenny-bar@dsl.pipex.com
01303 245399 (Jenny Barraclough)

Folkestone Choral Society

Would you like to sing? We exist to enjoy together the choral music we prepare and to share that with local residents as well as the many visitors to the area. Rehearsals are held each week to prepare for the three or four major concerts normally presented each year.
01303 237968
www.folkestonechoral.org.uk

Folkestone Decorative and Fine Arts Society (FDFAS)

Third Thursday of the month, 2pm for 2.15pm, at The Tower Theatre (home of FHODS), Shorncliffe. Guests/prospective members welcome, £5.
www.nadfaskentarea.org.uk / folkestone@nadfaskentarea.org.uk

Folkestone Duplicate Bridge Club

Every Monday, 7pm for 7.15pm, at The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone. Visitors are welcome with partners (except 1st Monday in month when there is a club competition).
01303 222222

Folkestone, Hythe and Dover Wildlife Group

01304 853503 (Pauline Bateson)
www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk

Folkestone & Hythe Operatic and Dramatic Society (FHODS)

The Tower Theatre, North Road, Shorncliffe, Folkestone. For show information, please visit the website or call the box office.
www.towertheatrefolkestone.co.uk
01303 223925 (Box Office)
To hire theatre and function area for parties etc:
07711 710952 (Peter)

Friends of Oaklands Health Centre Coffee Morning

First Monday of the month, 10am – 11.30am, in the Randall Davis Room (1st Floor), Oaklands Health Centre. Come and join us for a friendly chat.

Hayne Barn Indoor Tennis Centre

In Saltwood, 2 indoor courts available to book for members and non-members. Coaching available for juniors and adults.
01303 265512 (Court Bookings)
07723 958911 (Duncan Prior, Director of Tennis)

Health Walks in Hythe

Every Thursday, 10.15am for a 10.30am start. All are welcome to join these free health walks. Meet at Reflections, Terrace Bar, Hythe Imperial Hotel.
www.whi.org.uk/eastkent
01304 828700 (East Kent Health Walks)

High Thai Society

Every last Sunday, 7pm at Thailand Tom, 38, Hythe High Street.
01303 264168

Hythe and District Gardeners Association

First Tuesday of each month, 7.30pm, at St Johns Ambulance Hall, Albert Lane, which runs at the side of The Hope Inn off Stade Street. £5 subscription per year.
01303 262171 / 01303 260827 / 01303 265927.

Hythe and Romney Marsh Lions Club

Second Monday of the month at Red Lion Pub, Hythe. Fundraising for local charities.
01303 267392 (Margaret)

The Royal Air Forces Association

Hythe and Romney Marsh Branch.
01303 238435

Hythe and Saltwood Sailing Club

Marine Parade, Hythe.
www.hssc.net
01303 265178
Hythe Bay Children’s Centre
(within the grounds of Hythe Bay School, but open to all)
Cinque Ports Avenue, Hythe, CT21 6HS
01303 267802

Adult Education, at Hythe Bay Children’s Centre

Spanish
Mondays, 7pm – 8pm
Year 1 class

Art Appreciation: How to Look at Pictures
Tuesdays 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Spanish Improvers Course
Wednesdays 7pm – 8.30pm

Improving your spoken Spanish
Fridays 10am – 11.30am

French Conversation Group
Fridays 2pm – 3pm

Some courses are free and for others there is a small charge. All run during school term times only, please ring for more information or to book onto any course.
07796 177584 (Nick Lord)

Groups for Parents and Children, at Hythe Bay Children’s Centre

One is Fun, at Hythe Bay Children’s Centre

Mondays, 1.30pm – 3pm
Activities for tots aged 6 months to 18 months.

Blooming Babies, at Hythe Bay Children’s Centre

Tuesdays 10.30am to 12pm
Sensory Play and Baby Massage from newborn upwards.

To book a place on either session:
07900 882664 (Shirley)

Midwife Surgery – by appointment only
Wednesdays 8.40am – 12pm.

Health Visitor Surgery
Wednesdays 1pm – 2.30pm
Drop in to talk through any issues with the Health Visitor, bring your red book, have your baby weighed. Stop for a play in the family room.

Mucky Pups, at Hythe Bay Children’s Centre

Thursdays 9am – 10.30am
Messy play for all – birth to pre-school age.

Blooming Babies, at Hythe Bay Children’s Centre

Thursdays 1.30pm – 3pm
Sensory Play and Baby Massage from newborn upwards.

Two’s Too, at Hythe Bay Children’s Centre

Fridays 9am – 10.30am
For toddlers aged 18 to 30 months.

Community Café, at Hythe Bay Children’s Centre

Fridays 2pm – 3pm
Come and have a cuppa and a natter.

Stop Smoking Service, at Hythe Bay Children’s Centre

Mondays 4.45pm – 6pm
NHS run smoking cessation class, appointments essential.
0800 8494444

Citizen’s Advice Bureau, at Hythe Bay Children’s Centre

Fridays 10am – 12pm
Drop in service, no appointment needed.

Hythe Bowling Club

Ladies Walk, Hythe
01303 266793

Hythe Book Club

Third Thursday of every month, 7.30pm, at The Red Lion, Hythe.

Hythe Bridge Club

Every Wednesday, 1.45pm, at Seabrook Church
For friendly Duplicate Bridge. Subscription £5 per year, table money £1.50.
01233 720597

Hythe Civic Society Guided Walks

Every Thursday, from June to September, 10.30am, meet at Hythe Town Hall, High Street (TR 163 347) Distance: 0.5 miles (1.5 hours). Grade 1, No Dogs.

A leisurely walk around Old Hythe, including St Leonard’s Church and Crypt. Charge 50p per person (Crypt extra), which includes a descriptive leaflet. No need to book. Parties (10+) at any time by arrangement.
01303 266118 (Leader: Hythe Civic Society)

Hythe Farmers Market

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 10am – 12pm, in the Methodist Chuch Hall, Church Street, Hythe.
01303 266118 /01303 268715

Hythe Flower Club

First Monday of the month, 7pm for 7.30pm (except for January when there is no meeting), at the United Reformed Church, East Street, Hythe. Yearly subs are £20, and new members are very welcome.
01303 862811 (Veronica)
01303 267461 (Kathleen)

Hythe Guides

Every Tuesday, 7pm at The Guide Hall, St Nicholas Road, Hythe. For girls aged 10 – 14.
07725 525445 (Jo Day)

Hythe Snooker Club

01303 265141 (Mr W.Garrad)

Hythe St John Ambulance Cadets

Wednesday evenings, 6.30pm – 8pm, at St John Hall, Albert Lane. For aged 10 – 16 years. All new and renewing members welcome.
07813 606157 (Grahame Bredbere)
01303 269689 (St John Hall, on Wednesday evenings)

Hythe Tennis Club

Meets at the Canal Bank, Hythe. All welcome. For more information about joining the club and participating in our tournaments and events, please telephone.
01303 266354 (Membership Secretary)

Hythe Twinning Association

Continuing international friendship with Hythe’s twin towns; Berck sur Mer in France and Poperinge in Belgium.
01303 268375
hythe.twinning@hydanthe.freeuk.com

Italy Star Association

1943 – 1945 Veterans! Join us. Please phone our National Secretary.
0208 2410275

Lympne /Hythe Needle Club

Second and forth Saturday of the month, 2pm – 5pm, in the Lounge of Churchill Court, Cinque Ports Avenue, Hythe. Any form of needle work carried out, whether it be cross stich, tapestry, bobbin lace or bead work. Everyone welcome.

Lympne WI

Second Thursday in the month, 2pm, at Lympne Village Hall. Everyone welcome.
01303 230855 (Julie)

Mature Movers – Fitness for the 50 Plus

Get fit with choreographed movement to music. A well balanced programme of low impact excercises (no floor work involved). Come and have fun while improving and maintaining your mobility.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10.30am – 11.30am, at The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone. £3.50
Wednesdays, 2pm – 3pm, at Romney Marsh Day Centre, Rolfe Lane, New Romney. £4
01303 261876 (Vera Neaves)

Queen’s Own Buffs Association of Folkestone and Hythe

Ex-Servicemen from other Regiments are welcome. Meet monthly for comradeship with supper, bingo, raffles and much more.
01303 240147 (Stuart McIntyre, Branch Secretary)

Redoubt Sailing Club

At Nickolls Lake, West Hythe. Racing and free sailing (non racing) all year round. Adult and Children’s training.
01303 260512 (Rob Purvis, Membership Secretary)

Romney Marsh Walking Society

New members and visiting walkers are always welcome. Our programme is varied; usually a Sunday afternoon or whole day walk alternates with a Saturday morning walk followed by a pub lunch. Children are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult, but dogs are not allowed. You will find the programme of our planned walks on our website:
www.romneymarshfootpaths.co.uk

Saltwood Choral Society

Wednesday evenings, 7.15pm – 9pm, at Saltwood Primary School, Grange Road, Saltwood.
We have a wide and varied repertoire: oratorio, anthems, the Mass, folk songs, Gilbert and Sullivan and works from modern composers. We welcome new members in all sections, and particularly tenors and basses.
01303 237992

Saltwood Old Time Dance Club

Every Wednesday evening, 7pm – 10pm, at the Saltwood Village Hall.
If you like Old Time and Sequence Dancing, why not come and join us? Refreshments provided.
01303 260214

Saltwood Shortmat Bowls

Sundays, 6pm – 9pm and the first and third Wednesday of the month, 2pm – 5pm, at the Saltwood Village Hall.
01303 266624

Saltwood Village Hall

The Green, Saltwood. A perfect venue for meetings, parties, weddings and fun.
01303 260508 (Lesley Galloway)

Sandgate Writers Circle

We hold two meetings a month at two locations in Sandgate, 10am – 12pm. If you would like a friendly, relaxed couple of hours, with gentle folk, please do get in touch and come along.
01303 489736 (Joe Thomas)
joe.tom277864@tiscali.co.uk

Shepway Fuchsia and Pelargonium Group

Second Wednesday of each month, 7.30pm, at St Andrews Church Hall, Surrenden Road, Cheriton. Visitors and new members will be made very welcome.
01303 851257

South Kent Multiple Sclerosis Society

Local support for all those whose lives are affected by MS.
www.mssociety.org.uk/branches/kent/south_east_kent / sekentmssociety@hotmail.co.uk
08453 970543

Umbrella Club of Hythe

Are you feeling lonely or just need a chat? Then why not visit the Hythe Methodist Church Hall on Mondays from 2pm – 4pm and Thursdays from 12.20pm – 4pm. Everyone welcome.

Shepway & District University of the Third Age (U3A)

The U3A is a self-help organization for people who are retired or not in full-time work and who are encouraged to share their knowledge, skills, interests and experience. The organisation provides educational, creative and leisure groups in a friendly environment, at various locations in the local area. We currently have other 35 different groups, including Board Games, Books, Cards, Computers, Crafts, Cycling, Dance, Golf, Languages, and much more. Please do get in touch for more information.
shepwaymembership@gmail.com
07729 443000

Zumba, Latin Inspired Dance Fitness

Wednesdays, 7pm – 8pm, Hythe Bay Primary School, Cinque Ports Avenue, Hythe.
Thursdays, 10am, Hythe Cricket Club. Good fun exercise for all ages.