March 2024
Quick links to events in March
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Sunday 3
Monday 4 -
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Monday 11 -
Sunday 17
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Sunday 24
Monday 25 -
Sunday 31
 
 
VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
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Deal Castle open to the public, every day (except Mondays and Tuesdays), 10am-4pm, from March 1 to March 22. Then open every day, 10am-5pm, from March 23. 01304 372762
see website

Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LJ. NB: the castle is temporarily closed pending building works. The Gardens are open to the public every day (except Mondays and Tuesdays), 10am-4pm, from March 1 to March 22. Then open every day, 10am-5pm, from March 23.

01304 364288
see website

Deal Timeball Tower, Victoria Parade, Deal CT14 7BP. Currently closed; reopens to the public on Easter weekend (Friday 29 March-Monday 1 April 2024), 11.30am-4.30pm. To be confirmed.

01304 36244
(only when open)
see website
Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St George's Road, Deal. Open: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 1pm-4pm. Currently closed; reopens on Monday 1 April 2024. To be confirmed. 01304 372098

see website
Kent Museum of the Moving Image, 41 Stanhope Road, Deal CT14 6AD. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12noon-6pm. 01304 239515

see website
Deal Pier. Opening times: Mondays-Thursdays: 8am-10pm; Fridays and Saturdays: 8am-12midnight; Sundays: 8am-10pm.
Fishing: Permitted on sections of the pier stem and lower deck. Tickets can be purchased at the pier entrance. For details, use Fishing info link.

Restaurant: Deal Pier Kitchen.
Pier:
01304 363815
Pier info
Fishing info

Restaurant:
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Sandown Castle Garden, Sandown Road, Deal CT14 6QU. Award-winning community garden on the site of the former Sandown Castle. Always open. facebook
 
EXTERNAL LISTINGS OF EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Events details More information
 Astor Community Theatre events Astor Theatre
Deal Town Council's meetings Deal TC website
Walmer Town Council's meetings Walmer TC website
Golf Road Community Centre activities Golf Road Centre
Betteshanger Country Park events Betteshanger events
Live music listing for Deal on Facebook Local live music
 
Quick links to events in March
Friday 1 -
Sunday 3
Monday 4 -
Sunday 10
Monday 11 -
Sunday 17
Monday 18 -
Sunday 24
Monday 25 -
Sunday 31
 
 
DAY-BY-DAY EVENTS
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March - continuing events and amenities
Talk It Out Well-being Support, Deal Ability, Victoria Road, Deal. For people experiencing depression and related problems. Open: Mondays-Fridays 11am-1pm; and Wednesdays 2pm-4pm. Also 6pm-8pm on first Tuesday of each month. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Live music listings: We are no longer including details for live music sessions in local pubs at weekends. For latest information we recommend using the link to the Deal Live Music facebook page. Local live music

Deal Warm Welcome offers warmth, refreshment and friendship for everyone. Funded by Deal Town Council, the project is open to all residents with venues offering a warm and welcoming space on all weekdays from December to April.
There is no charge for Deal Warm Welcome; you pay what you can, if you can; everybody is welcome. It runs until April 2024 at the following venues:

  • Mondays: St Richard’s Church, Mill Hill, 9am-1pm; and Golf Road Community Centre, 3pm-6pm.
  • Tuesdays: Trinity Church, Union Road, 12.30pm-3pm; and Golf Road Community Centre, 3pm-6pm.
  • Wednesdays: St Andrew’s Church, West Street, 9am-11am; and St George’s Church, High Street, 12noon-2pm.
  • Thursdays: Golf Road Community Centre, 3pm-6pm.
  • Fridays: The Salvation Army, West Street, 12noon-4pm.
  • Saturdays: Talk it Out Friendship Group at Deal Angling Club 1918, The Marina, 12noon-2pm (alternate Saturdays from 9 December).
See website
 
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Friday 1 March
St David's Day 2024
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Meditation Session, Walmer Beach, off Marine Road, Walmer (close to Cedars Surgery and paddling pool), 7.30am-8.15am. All are welcome. see Friday
Baby Rhyme Time, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am-10.15am. Free fun session for parents and pre-school children. see Friday
Froglets Play Group, St Richard's Church, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. For 0 to 5-year-olds. see Friday
Knit and Natter, Deal Angling Club 1919 HQ, 13 The Marina, Deal CT14 6NF, 11am-1pm. Knitting and crochet session for all ages and abilities. see Friday
Dance and Exercise to Music #6, Walmer Parish Hall, 131 Dover Road, Walmer CT14 7JH, 11.15am-12.15pm. A free course of exercises for all ages and abilities to gain fitness and confidence. Booking required. See website
Ace Bridge Club Deal Meeting, The Downs Sailing Club, The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-4.30pm. see Friday
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 2pm. NB: please note the change of starting time. see Friday
Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Landmark Centre (Cleary Room), High Street, Deal, 5.45pm-7.30pm. see Friday
Film: Dr Strangelove, Kent Museum of the Moving Image, Stanhope Road, Deal, 6.30pm (doors open 5.30pm). Screening of Stanley Kubrick’s classic black comedy, starring Peter Sellers. facebook
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 7.45pm-9.15pm. see Friday
 
Saturday 2 March
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 9am-2pm. see Saturday
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. see Saturday
Free Park Tennis, Marke Wood Recreation Ground, Dover Road, Walmer, 10am-11am. Learn and play tennis. Booking required. see Saturday
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. see Saturday
"Saxophone Saturday" Workshop, Warden House School, Birdwood Avenue, Deal CT14 9SF, 10am-12.30pm. For saxophonists with 2 years experience and able to read music. Fee: £20. facebook
The Village Indoor Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. see Saturday
Tots Football Fun, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 10.15am-11am and 11am-11.45am. For 2- to 5-year-olds. see Saturday
Guided Tour: Deal Castle, Marine Road, Deal, 2pm. Discover the Castle's history and secrets. see Saturday
Quiz Evening, Walmer Parish Hall, 131 Dover Road, Walmer, 7pm. Tickets £5, children (under 14) free; see facebook to book ---> facebook
Concert: Snowdown Colliery Welfare Male Voice Choir, St Martin's Church, Great Mongeham CT14 0HL, 7.30pm. A celebration of St David's Day with popular songs from shows, folk music and traditional Welsh anthems. Refreshments available. Tickets: £10. Raising funds for the village conservation area project. book tickets:
07746 015436
  Rebecca Caine: Dividing Day, Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Astor Theatre
Concert: Handel's Messiah, St George's Church, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. Performance by Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society. Tickets: £10; students and under-16s £5. See website

 

Sunday 3 March
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. see Sunday
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", outside Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 9am for 9.30am set off. see Sunday
Cinque Ports Scooter Club "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. see Sunday
Spring Concert: Works by Bach and Purcell, Walmer Castle, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 4pm tea and scones followed by 5pm concert with Colin Alexander (cello) and Héloïse Werner (voice). Tickets: £20. book tickets:
07775 657275
See website
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Monday 4 March
HealthWalk: from Betteshanger Village Social Club, off Circular Road, Betteshanger, CT14 0LT, 10am. see Monday
55+ Walkie Talkie Club, meet Deal Pier entrance, 10.15am. Social group for over 55's, combining a walk and a snack at Deal Beach Parlour. Currently meets alternate Mondays. see Monday
Coffee Concert: It's All Right With Me featuring Ralph McDonald (baritone) and John Harper (piano), St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 11am (coffee and biscuits from 10.30am). Free entry - with retiring collection for St Andrew's and Cats Protection. CANCELLED - due to illness. See website

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1pm-3pm.

see Monday

Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church, Kelvedon Road/Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm.

see Monday
KCHFT Choir Meeting, Deal Hospital (Gymnasium), London Road, Deal, 6pm-7.30pm. Meets fortnightly. see Monday
Deal Town Council Planning Committee Meeting, Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7.15pm. The meeting is open to the public. See website
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Rehearsal, Deal Parochial CofE Primary School Hall, Gladstone Road, Walmer, 7.30pm-9pm. see Monday
Bingo, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 7.45pm, doors open 7pm. see Monday
 
Tuesday 5 March
Lenten Lunch, St Saviour's Church, The Strand, Walmer, 12noon-2pm. Enjoy home-made soup, bread and cheese. All welcome facebook
Kingsdown Social Group, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm-4pm. All welcome. Please note change of time. see Tuesday
Knitting for the Needy charity knitting circle, Walmer Baptist Church, Kelvedon Road, off Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. Plus Sale of Knitted Goods for Charity; in aid of Friends of Deal Hospital. see Tuesday
Kingpin Crafters Meeting, Kingsdown Golf Club, The Leas, Kingsdown, 2pm-4pm. Craft group. see Tuesday
Deal Music and Arts Music Centre, Goodwin Academy, Hamilton Road, Deal. Youth Band, 5pm-6pm. Community Band, 6.30pm-8pm. New members welcome. see Tuesday
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 7.45pm-9.15pm. see Tuesday
Midlife Rovers Walking Football, The Goodwin Academy, Hamilton Road, Deal, 8pm-9pm. see Tuesday
 
Wednesday 6 March
Community Roots Van Visit, Middle Street Car Park, Middle Street, Deal, 9am-11.30am. Meet Dover District Council representatives at their "office on wheels" to get information or raise concerns. See website
Moo Music Deal and Dover, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal CT14 9HR, from 9.30am. Parent and baby/toddler music and movement sessions. see Wednesday
Deal Station Garden Crew, Deal Train Station, 2pm. Voluntary group who tend planters and floral displays in and around the station. New helpers welcome. Meets first Wednesday each month. More details:
Live music: "Live Music" Social, CinCin Bar, 15a South Court, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Friendly music session for those diagnosed with Dementia and Alzheimer's, their families and carers. Free admission. Held on first and third Wednesdays of each month. facebook
New! Art Club, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 3pm-5pm. Led by an experienced illustrator and art teacher, an opportunity to explore and develop artistic techniques, composition and themes in any preferred medium. Open to all, whether a complete beginner or interested in refining technique. Meets fortnightly. Suggested donation: £3. See website
JFit Fitness Class, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer 6pm-6.45pm. Covid safe. Limited places; booking required. see Wednesday
Walmer Town Council Meeting, 8 The Strand, Walmer, 7pm. The meeting is open to the public. See website
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Rowing Club, The Marina, Deal CT14 7NG, 7pm for 7.30pm start. see Wednesday
 
Thursday 7 March
World Book Day 2024 See website
Community Roots Van Visit, Middle Street Car Park, Middle Street, Deal, 9am-11.30am. Meet Dover District Council representatives at their "office on wheels" to get information or raise concerns. See website
Walmer Mothers and Toddlers' Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. see Thursday
Deal Walk, meet Deal Castle (seafront footpath side), 10am. A social group providing a weekly one-hour walk to encourage wellbeing. Please register. Organised by Mind South Kent. details/registration:

facebook
"Drop In" Social, The Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. see Thursday
Tadpoles Group Meeting, St George's Church extension, High Street, Deal, 11am-1pm. For pregnant parents and parents/carers of pre-walkers. see Thursday
Reading for Wellbeing, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 12noon-1.30pm. Rediscover the joy of reading in a warm, friendly and relaxed environment. Enjoy poetry, short stories and a varied selection of popular literature. details/registration:

facebook
Tea and Chat Social, St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Ringwould, 2pm-3.30pm. Meets on first Thursday of each month. 01304 373951
Clean Up Crew, Deal Rail Station, 2.30pm. Volunteer project to clean up litter around the station area. Meet on first and third Thursday of each month. New supporters welcome.
Midfulness Session, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 2.30pm-4pm. Week #4 of a free 5-week series exploring Mindfulness and meditation techniques. see Thursday
Adult Tap Dance Class, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 7pm. see Thursday
Golf Road Get-together, Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal, 7pm-9pm. Weekly social evening for everyone in the local area. see Thursday
Live music: Deal Folk Club Meeting, St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal CT14 6DZ, 7pm-10pm. Tonight: Bryony Griffith and Alice Jones. All are welcome. Admission: £10. See website
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Sportsman public house, 23 The Street, Sholden CT14 0AL, 7.30pm. see Thursday
  Attention All Shipping, Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Astor Theatre
Bingo, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 7.45pm, doors open 7pm. see Thursday
 
Friday 8 March
International Women's Day 2024 See website
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Meditation Session, Walmer Beach, off Marine Road, Walmer (close to Cedars Surgery and paddling pool), 7.30am-8.15am. All are welcome. see Friday
New! Writing Group, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 9am-10am. For experienced and budding writers, a session offering inspiration and sharing of ideas, themes, prompts and techniques with others. All welcome! Meets fortnightly. Suggested donation: £3. See website
Baby Rhyme Time, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am-10.15am. Free fun session for parents and pre-school children. see Friday
Froglets Play Group, St Richard's Church, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. For 0 to 5-year-olds. see Friday
MiniStrikers/Megastrikers Session, Walmer Parish Hall, 131 Dover Road, Walmer CT14 7JH, 10.05am-10.45am. Football for 2 - 5 year olds. see Friday
Knit and Natter, Deal Angling Club 1919 HQ, 13 The Marina, Deal CT14 6NF, 11am-1pm. Knitting and crochet session for all ages and abilities. see Friday
Dance and Exercise to Music #7, Walmer Parish Hall, 131 Dover Road, Walmer CT14 7JH, 11.15am-12.15pm. A free course of exercises for all ages and abilities to gain fitness and confidence. Booking required. See website
New! Seated Yoga, Walmer Parish Hall, 131 Dover Road, Walmer CT14 7JH, 12.45pm-1.45pm. A free 8-week course of safe and effective activity, ideal for anyone with limited mobility or decreased muscle strength. Booking required. details and booking:
See website
Ace Bridge Club Deal Meeting, The Downs Sailing Club, The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-4.30pm. see Friday
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 2pm. see Friday
Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Landmark Centre (Cleary Room), High Street, Deal, 5.45pm-7.30pm. see Friday
It's A Party. Period, Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7pm-8.30pm. A reception to mark International Women's Day and support the Period Poverty campaign. Tickets free (over 18s only); booking required. Sold out; all tickets allocated. details/tickets:
See website
  Matt Daniel-Baker, Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Mind reader, metalist and magician. Astor Theatre
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 7.45pm-9.15pm. see Friday
 
Saturday 9 March
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
RNLI Walmer: Celebrating 200 Years of the RNLI, The Undercroft, Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7am-5pm. A special display by Walmer Lifeboat Team in cluding historical photos - plus details of their 300-mile running, cycling and rowing fundraiser. facebook
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 9am-2pm. see Saturday
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. see Saturday
Free Park Tennis, Marke Wood Recreation Ground, Dover Road, Walmer, 10am-11am. Learn and play tennis. Booking required. see Saturday
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. see Saturday
Leaps and Bounds Craft Fair, St George's Hall, High Street, Deal, 10am-3pm. facebook
The Village Indoor Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. see Saturday
Tots Football Fun, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 10.15am-11am and 11am-11.45am. For 2- to 5-year-olds. see Saturday
Deal Repair Cafe, St Richard's Church, 163 Mill Hill, Deal, 11am-1pm. Free expert help to repair and restore a range of items including small electricals, leather goods, bicycles and anything that needs glueing or sewing. Held on second Saturday each month in various local community halls. facebook
Talk it Out Friendship Group, Deal Ability Centre, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 12noon–2pm. See website
Deal Philatelic Society Monthly Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 4pm-6pm. The Dover Club entertains. Visitors and new members always welcome. Alan Buckman
01304 367711
  Simply Barbra, Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Steven Brinberg's homage to Barbra Streisand. Astor Theatre
White Cliffs Symphonic Winds: Spring Charity Concert, St Mary's Church, St Clare Road, Upper Walmer, 7.30pm. Tickets: £10 (order by phone or on the door). Raising funds for Warden House Primary School. Tickets:
07961 772169
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Sunday 10 March
Mothering Sunday 2024 (Mothers Day in the UK)
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. see Sunday
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", outside Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 9am for 9.30am set off. see Sunday
Cinque Ports Scooter Club "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. see Sunday
Dragon and Tiger Medical Qigong, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 10am-12noon. Fee: £20 per session; booking required. facebook
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Monday 11 March
Commonwealth Day 2024 See website
HealthWalk: from Betteshanger Village Social Club, off Circular Road, Betteshanger, CT14 0LT, 10am. see Monday
Rock 'n' Roll Bingo, The Sportsman, The Street, Sholden, 10.30am. Three games; coffee and croissant; entry £4. Held alternate Mondays. Book places:
07958 518424

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1pm-3pm.

see Monday

Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church, Kelvedon Road/Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm.

see Monday
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Rehearsal, Deal Parochial CofE Primary School Hall, Gladstone Road, Walmer, 7.30pm-9pm. see Monday
Bingo, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 7.45pm, doors open 7pm. see Monday
 
Tuesday 12 March
Lenten Lunch, St Saviour's Church, The Strand, Walmer, 12noon-2pm. Enjoy home-made soup, bread and cheese. All welcome facebook
Kingsdown Social Group, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm-4pm. All welcome. see Tuesday
Knitting for the Needy charity knitting circle, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. see Tuesday
Kingpin Crafters Meeting, Kingsdown Golf Club, The Leas, Kingsdown, 2pm-4pm. Craft group. see Tuesday
Deal Music and Arts Music Centre, Goodwin Academy, Hamilton Road, Deal. Youth Band, 5pm-6pm. Community Band, 6.30pm-8pm. New members welcome. see Tuesday
Walmer Town Council Planning Committee Meeting, 8 The Strand, Walmer, 7pm. The meeting is open to the public. See website
Deal Family History Society Meeting, The Landmark Centre (Cleary Room), 129 High Street, Deal, 7.20pm for 7.45pm start. See website
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 7.45pm-9.15pm. see Tuesday
Midlife Rovers Walking Football, The Goodwin Academy, Hamilton Road, Deal, 8pm-9pm. see Tuesday
 
Wednesday 13 March
Community Café, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 9am-10am. A fortnightly social event with a hot drink, biscuits and conversation - plus board games and creative activities. Suggested donation: £3. See website
Moo Music Deal and Dover, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal CT14 9HR, from 9.30am. Parent and baby/toddler music and movement sessions. see Wednesday
Book Club, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 3pm-4pm. Focusing on poems and short stories, discuss the ideas, themes and content of the texts. Open to all. Meets fortnightly. Suggested donation: £3. See website
JFit Fitness Class, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer 6pm-6.45pm. Covid safe. Limited places; booking required. see Wednesday
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Rowing Club, The Marina, Deal CT14 7NG, 7pm for 7.30pm start. see Wednesday
Kingsdown Village Hall Annual General Meeting, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 7.30pm. An opportunity to hear about what's happening and future plans for the local amenity taking into account results of a Hall Users Survey (see facebook for details). All welcome. facebook
 
Thursday 14 March
Mother and Toddlers Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. see Thursday
Deal Walk, meet Deal Castle (seafront side), 10am-11am. A weekly walk to encourage wellbeing. Organised by Mind South Kent. see Thursday
Tadpoles Group Meeting, St George's Church extension, High Street, Deal, 11am-1pm. For pregnant parents and parents/carers of pre-walkers. see Thursday
Reading for Wellbeing, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 12noon-1.30pm. Rediscover the joy of reading. in a warm, friendly and relaxed environment. see Thursday
Community Roots Van Visit, Sandown Castle Community Garden, Sandown Road, Deal, 1pm-3pm. Meet Dover District Council representatives at their "office on wheels" to get information or raise concerns. See website
Midfulness Session, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 2.30pm-4pm. Week #5 of a free 5-week series exploring Mindfulness and meditation techniques. see Thursday
Craft Club, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 3pm-4pm. All crafts welcome! Bring your current project and your materials to meet and chat with other crafters over a cup of tea and biscuits. Meets fortnightly. Suggested donation: £3. See website
Adult Tap Dance Class, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 7pm. see Thursday
Golf Road Get-together, Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal, 7pm-9pm. Weekly social evening for everyone in the local area. see Thursday
Deal Folk Club Meeting, St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal CT14 6DZ, 7pm-10pm. see Thursday
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Sportsman public house, 23 The Street, Sholden CT14 0AL, 7.30pm. see Thursday
Deal Camcorder Club Meeting, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Meets on second and fourth Thursdays in the month. 01304 825943
  What's Wrong With Benny Hill?, Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7.30pm. A musical comedy on the kife of the comedian. Astor Theatre
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. see Thursday
Live music: Geraint Watkins and The Mosquitoes, The Lighthouse, 50 The Strand, Walmer, 8.30pm (doors open 7.30pm). Tickets: £18. See website
 
Friday 15 March
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Meditation Session, Walmer Beach, off Marine Road, Walmer (close to Cedars Surgery and paddling pool), 7.30am-8.15am. All are welcome. see Friday
New! Under 5's, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 9am-10am. An opportunity for parents and carers of children under 5 to bring their little ones, enjoy a hot drink, biscuit and a chat, and watch their children take part in activities such as story time, colouring and crafts. Meets fortnightly. Suggested donation: £3. See website
Baby Rhyme Time, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am-10.15am. Free fun session for parents and pre-school children. see Friday
Froglets Play Group, St Richard's Church, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. For 0 to 5-year-olds. see Friday
MiniStrikers/Megastrikers Session, Walmer Parish Hall, 131 Dover Road, Walmer CT14 7JH, 10.05am-10.45am. Football for 2 - 5 year olds. see Friday
Knit and Natter, Deal Angling Club 1919 HQ, 13 The Marina, Deal CT14 6NF, 11am-1pm. Knitting and crochet session for all ages and abilities. see Friday
Dance and Exercise to Music #8, Walmer Parish Hall, 131 Dover Road, Walmer CT14 7JH, 11.15am-12.15pm. A free course of exercises for all ages and abilities to gain fitness and confidence. Booking required. Final week. See website
Seated Yoga (week #2), Walmer Parish Hall, 131 Dover Road, Walmer CT14 7JH, 12.45pm-1.45pm. A free 8-week course of safe and effective activity for anyone with limited mobility. Booking required. details and booking:
See website
Ace Bridge Club Deal Meeting, The Downs Sailing Club, The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-4.30pm. see Friday
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 2pm. see Friday
Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Landmark Centre (Cleary Room), High Street, Deal, 5.45pm-7.30pm. see Friday
Quiz Night, Royal British Legion (Downs) Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 7.30pm. With quiz master Robin Parks, a raffle and competitive prices at the bar. Teams of up to eight.Tickets: £4 on entry. In support of The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. facebook
  Patti Boulaye: Diana and Me, Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Featuring the music of Diana Ross. Astor Theatre
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 7.45pm-9.15pm. see Friday
 
Saturday 16 March
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 9am-2pm. see Saturday
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. see Saturday
Free Park Tennis, Marke Wood Recreation Ground, Dover Road, Walmer, 10am-11am. Learn and play tennis. Booking required. see Saturday
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. see Saturday
The Village Indoor Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. see Saturday
Tots Football Fun, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 10.15am-11am and 11am-11.45am. For 2- to 5-year-olds. see Saturday
Gardening the World, St Saviour's Church, The Strand, Walmer, 2.30pm. A presentation by Sarah Nathaniel on the gardens of the Commonwealth War Graves Worldwide. Admission £5 (includes tea). facebook
 
Sunday 17 March
St Patrick's Day 2024
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. see Sunday
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", outside Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 9am for 9.30am set off. see Sunday
Cinque Ports Scooter Club "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. see Sunday
Community Beach Clean, meet Sandown Castle Garden, off Sandown Road, Deal, 10am. Regular and new supporters welcome; collection equipment and bags provided. See website
Band Concert: YMS Steel Band, Kent Mining Museum, Betteshanger Park, off A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 4.45pm-7pm. Tickets: £10 (booking advised). Booking:
See website
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Monday 18 March
HealthWalk: from Betteshanger Village Social Club, off Circular Road, Betteshanger, CT14 0LT, 10am. see Monday
55+ Walkie Talkie Club, meet Deal Pier entrance, 10.15am. Social group for over 55's, combining a walk and a snack at Deal Beach Parlour. Currently meets alternate Mondays. see Monday

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1pm-3pm.

see Monday

Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church, Kelvedon Road/Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm.

see Monday
KCHFT Choir Meeting, Deal Hospital (Gymnasium), London Road, Deal, 6pm-7.30pm. Meets fortnightly. see Monday
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Rehearsal, Deal Parochial CofE Primary School Hall, Gladstone Road, Walmer, 7.30pm-9pm. see Monday
Bingo, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 7.45pm, doors open 7pm. see Monday
 
Tuesday 19 March
Lenten Lunch, St Saviour's Church, The Strand, Walmer, 12noon-2pm. Enjoy home-made soup, bread and cheese. All welcome facebook
Kingsdown Social Group, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm-4pm. All welcome. see Tuesday
Knitting for the Needy charity knitting circle, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. see Tuesday
Kingpin Crafters Meeting, Kingsdown Golf Club, The Leas, Kingsdown, 2pm-4pm. Craft group. see Tuesday
Deal Music and Arts Music Centre, Goodwin Academy, Hamilton Road, Deal. Youth Band, 5pm-6pm. Community Band, 6.30pm-8pm. New members welcome. see Tuesday
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 7.45pm-9.15pm. see Tuesday
Midlife Rovers Walking Football, The Goodwin Academy, Hamilton Road, Deal, 8pm-9pm. see Tuesday
 
Wednesday 20 March
March Equinox 2024
Live music: "Live Music" Social, CinCin Bar, 15a South Court, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Friendly music session for those diagnosed with Dementia and Alzheimer's, their families and carers. Free admission. Held on first and third Wednesdays of each month. facebook
Art Club, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 3pm-5pm. Led by an experienced illustrator and art teacher, a practical session to explore and develop artistic techniques, composition and themes in any preferred medium. Open to all, whether a complete beginner or an artist interested in refining technique. Meets every other Wednesday. Suggested donation: £3. See website
JFit Fitness Class, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer 6pm-6.45pm. Covid safe. Limited places; booking required. see Wednesday
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Rowing Club, The Marina, Deal CT14 7NG, 7pm for 7.30pm start. see Wednesday
 
Thursday 21 March
Mother and Toddlers Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. see Thursday
Deal Walk, meet Deal Castle (seafront side), 10am-11am. A weekly walk to encourage wellbeing. Organised by Mind South Kent. see Thursday
Tadpoles Group Meeting, St George's Church extension, High Street, Deal, 11am-1pm. For pregnant parents and parents/carers of pre-walkers. see Thursday
Reading for Wellbeing, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 12noon-1.30pm. Rediscover the joy of reading. in a warm, friendly and relaxed environment. see Thursday
Clean Up Crew, Deal Rail Station, 2.30pm. Volunteer project to clean up litter around the station area. Meet on first and third Thursday of each month. New supporters welcome.
Adult Tap Dance Class, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 7pm. see Thursday
Golf Road Get-together, Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal, 7pm-9pm. Weekly social evening for everyone in the local area. see Thursday
Live music: Deal Folk Club Meeting, St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal CT14 6DZ, 7pm-10pm. Tonight: Singers' Night. All are welcome. Admission: £3. See website
Murder Mystery: An Ostentatious Murder, The Courtyard Restaurant, Sondes Road, Deal 7pm. Tickets: £45 (include three-course meal and theatre). 01304 369400
See website
  NTlive: The Motive and The Cue, Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7pm. Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton. Astor Theatre
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Sportsman public house, 23 The Street, Sholden CT14 0AL, 7.30pm. see Thursday
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. see Thursday
Live music: Baskery, The Lighthouse, 50 The Strand, Walmer, 8.30pm (doors open 7.30pm). Tickets: £16.50. See website
 
Friday 22 March
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Meditation Session, Walmer Beach, off Marine Road, Walmer (close to Cedars Surgery and paddling pool), 7.30am-8.15am. All are welcome. see Friday
Writing Group, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 9am-10am. For experienced and budding writers, a session offering inspiration and sharing of ideas, themes, prompts and techniques with others. All welcome! Meets fortnightly. Suggested donation: £3. See website
Baby Rhyme Time, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am-10.15am. Free fun session for parents and pre-school children. see Friday
Froglets Play Group, St Richard's Church, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. For 0 to 5-year-olds. see Friday
MiniStrikers/Megastrikers Session, Walmer Parish Hall, 131 Dover Road, Walmer CT14 7JH, 10.05am-10.45am. Football for 2 - 5 year olds. Final session this term. see Friday
French Easter Market, Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 10.30am-1.30pm. facebook
Knit and Natter, Deal Angling Club 1919 HQ, 13 The Marina, Deal CT14 6NF, 11am-1pm. Knitting and crochet session for all ages and abilities. see Friday
Seated Yoga (week #3), Walmer Parish Hall, 131 Dover Road, Walmer CT14 7JH, 12.45pm-1.45pm. A free 8-week course of safe and effective activity for anyone with limited mobility. Booking required. details and booking:
See website
Ace Bridge Club Deal Meeting, The Downs Sailing Club, The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-4.30pm. see Friday
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 2pm. see Friday
Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Landmark Centre (Cleary Room), High Street, Deal, 5.45pm-7.30pm. see Friday
  Henry Normal and Nigel Planer, Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Astor Theatre
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 7.45pm-9.15pm. see Friday
 
Saturday 23 March
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 9am-2pm. Pick Deal Clean anti-litter campaigners will have stall (10am-2pm). see Saturday
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. see Saturday
Free Park Tennis, Marke Wood Recreation Ground, Dover Road, Walmer, 10am-11am. Learn and play tennis. Booking required. see Saturday
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. see Saturday
Easter Egg Trail, Betteshanger Park, off A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 10am-3pm. Children's and family trails start every 30 minutes; booking required. Tickets £10 child, £4 adult. See website
The Village Indoor Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. see Saturday
Tots Football Fun, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 10.15am-11am and 11am-11.45am. For 2- to 5-year-olds. see Saturday
Talk it Out Friendship Group, Deal Ability Centre, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 12noon–2pm. See website
WWF-UK Earth Hour, 8.30pm-9.30pm. The World Wildlife Fund's annual event in which the public are invited to switch off lights and take a moment to consider how they might help to support the planet. See website
 
Sunday 24 March
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. see Sunday
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", outside Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 9am for 9.30am set off. see Sunday
Cinque Ports Scooter Club "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. see Sunday
Dragon and Tiger Medical Qigong, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 10am-12noon. Fee: £20 per session; booking required. facebook
Easter Egg Trail, Betteshanger Park, off A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 10am-3pm. Children's and family trails start every 30 minutes; booking required. Tickets £10 child, £4 adult. See website
Trainmaster Sessions, Mongeham Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10.10am-11.10am and 11.20am-12.35pm. Children's interactive train-themed play sessions. Details/booking:
See website
Events details More information
Monday 25 March
HealthWalk: from Betteshanger Village Social Club, off Circular Road, Betteshanger, CT14 0LT, 10am. see Monday

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1pm-3pm.

see Monday

Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church, Kelvedon Road/Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm.

see Monday
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Rehearsal, Deal Parochial CofE Primary School Hall, Gladstone Road, Walmer, 7.30pm-9pm. see Monday
Bingo, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 7.45pm, doors open 7pm. see Monday
 
Tuesday 26 March
Lenten Lunch, St Saviour's Church, The Strand, Walmer, 12noon-2pm. Enjoy home-made soup, bread and cheese. All welcome. Final week. facebook
Kingsdown Social Group, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm-4pm. All welcome. see Tuesday
Knitting for the Needy charity knitting circle, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. see Tuesday
Kingpin Crafters Meeting, Kingsdown Golf Club, The Leas, Kingsdown, 2pm-4pm. Craft group. see Tuesday
Deal Music and Arts Music Centre, Goodwin Academy, Hamilton Road, Deal. Youth Band, 5pm-6pm. Community Band, 6.30pm-8pm. New members welcome. see Tuesday
Deal Town Council Meeting, Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7.15pm. The meeting is open to the public. See website
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 7.45pm-9.15pm. see Tuesday
Midlife Rovers Walking Football, The Goodwin Academy, Hamilton Road, Deal, 8pm-9pm. see Tuesday
 
Wednesday 27 March
Community Café, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 9am-10am. A fortnightly social event with a hot drink, biscuits and conversation - plus board games and creative activities. Suggested donation: £3. See website
Moo Music Deal and Dover, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal CT14 9HR, from 9.30am. Parent and baby/toddler music and movement sessions. see Wednesday
Book Club, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 3pm-4pm. Focusing on poems and short stories, discuss the ideas, themes and content of the texts. Open to all. Meets fortnightly. Suggested donation: £3. See website

Deal Rheumatology Education and Support Group Meeting, The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 3pm-5pm. Support for those living with inflammatory arthritis, an opportunity to meet others, share experiences and chat over a tea or coffee. A Specialist Rheumatology Nurse is usually in attendance to answer questions.

Pauline Hamilton
07891 162257
See website
JFit Fitness Class, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer 6pm-6.45pm. Covid safe. Limited places; booking required. see Wednesday
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Rowing Club, The Marina, Deal CT14 7NG, 7pm for 7.30pm start. see Wednesday
 
Thursday 28 March
Mother and Toddlers Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. see Thursday
Deal Walk, meet Deal Castle (seafront side), 10am-11am. A weekly walk to encourage wellbeing. Organised by Mind South Kent. see Thursday
Tadpoles Group Meeting, St George's Church extension, High Street, Deal, 11am-1pm. For pregnant parents and parents/carers of pre-walkers. see Thursday
Reading for Wellbeing, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 12noon-1.30pm. Rediscover the joy of reading. in a warm, friendly and relaxed environment. see Thursday
New! John Lawson's Circus, Betteshanger Park, off A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal. awaiting details  
Craft Club, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 3pm-4pm. All crafts welcome! Bring your current project and your materials to meet and chat with other crafters over a cup of tea and biscuits. Meets fortnightly. Suggested donation: £3. See website
Adult Tap Dance Class, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 7pm. see Thursday
Quiz Night, The Walmer Castle, 2 South Street, Deal, 7pm. Entry: £2 per player. Cash prizes. Please pre-book tables. facebook
Golf Road Get-together, Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal, 7pm-9pm. Weekly social evening for everyone in the local area. see Thursday
Save the Children Quiz, Deal Victoria Cricket Club, Court Road, Upper Walmer, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Teams welcome; £2 per person; no booking required. All proceeds benefit the Save the Children Fund. See website
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Sportsman public house, 23 The Street, Sholden CT14 0AL, 7.30pm. see Thursday
Deal Camcorder Club Meeting, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Meets on second and fourth Thursdays in the month. 01304 825943
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. see Thursday
 
Friday 29 March
Good Friday
Start of KCC School Holiday Break
Scheduled dates: Friday 29 March to Sunday 14 April 2024 inclusive.
03000 414141
KCC website
Good Friday Worship
NB: Details in grey are subject to confirmation.
St Richard's Church, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon: Children and Families Easter Workshop. See website
St Mary's Church, St Clare Road, Upper Walmer.
12noon: Meditation on the Cross Service.
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Walk of Witness, 1pm. St Mary's Church to St Saviour's Church.
St Saviour's Church, The Strand, Walmer.
2pm: Veneration of the Cross Service.
St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal.
10am-11am
: Children's Way of The Cross Service. 12noon: Stations of the Cross. 3pm: Solemn Liturgy of the Passion.
See website
St George's Church, High Street, Deal.
10.30am: Family Worship. 2pm: An Hour at the Cross.
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St John the Evangelist, St Richard's Road, Deal.
12noon: Stations of the Cross.  3pm: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion.
See website
St Leonard's Church, Rectory Road, Deal. 1pm-3pm: Good Friday Devotion. See website
St Nicholas Church, London Road, Sholden.
1pm-3pm: Good Friday Devotion.
 
Trinity Church, Union Road, Deal.
2.30pm: Good Friday Service.
See website
For details of any special arrangements to mark Good Friday, please see the websites/Facebook pages for local churches in this area. For contact details for local churches, please CLICK HERE.
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Please check with organisers for any changes to weekly events.
Meditation Session, Walmer Beach, off Marine Road, Walmer (close to Cedars Surgery and paddling pool), 7.30am-8.15am. All are welcome. see Friday

Under 5's, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 9am-10am. An opportunity for parents and carers of children under 5 to enjoy a hot drink, biscuit and a chat, and watch their children take part in activities such as story time, colouring and crafts. Meets fortnightly. Suggested donation: £3.

See website
Baby Rhyme Time, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am-10.15am. Free fun session for parents and pre-school children. see Friday
Froglets Play Group, St Richard's Church, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. For 0 to 5-year-olds. see Friday
Easter Eggstravaganza 2024, Bettes Bar, Cavell Square, Deal CT14 9HN, 10am-3pm. Games, competitions and Easter egg hunts. Tickets: child £4, family £12. A United Families UK event. Book tickets:
See website
Easter Egg Trail, Betteshanger Park, off A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 10am-3pm. Children's and family trails start every 30 minutes; booking required. Tickets £10 child, £4 adult. Continues on Saturday 30 March-Sunday 7 April. See website
Knit and Natter, Deal Angling Club 1919 HQ, 13 The Marina, Deal CT14 6NF, 11am-1pm. Knitting and crochet session for all ages and abilities. see Friday
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 2pm. Not meeting this week. see Friday
Ace Bridge Club Deal Meeting, The Downs Sailing Club, The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-4.30pm. see Friday
Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Landmark Centre (Cleary Room), High Street, Deal, 5.45pm-7.30pm. see Friday
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 7.45pm-9.15pm. see Friday
 
Saturday 30 March
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 9am-2pm. Pick Deal Clean anti-litter campaigners will have stall (10am-2pm). see Saturday
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. see Saturday
Free Park Tennis, Marke Wood Recreation Ground, Dover Road, Walmer, 10am-11am. Learn and play tennis. Booking required. see Saturday
New! Local History Drop-in, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 10am-12noon. A free open event for anyone interested in Deal's history, tracing family history and meeting representatives of local history groups and amenities. Organised by Deal History Alliance. For more details:
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. see Saturday
Easter Egg Trail, Betteshanger Park, off A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 10am-3pm. See website
The Village Indoor Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. see Saturday
Talk it Out Friendship Group, Deal Ability Centre, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 12noon–2pm. See website
 Echoes of Pink Floyd, Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7.30pm. The On Thin Ice established Pink Floyd tribute band. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 31 March
Easter Sunday

Start of British Summer Time (at 1am GMT).
Clocks move forward by an hour, making it 2am BST. (BST ends Sunday 27 October 2024 at 2am and clocks move back to 1am GMT).

Easter Sunday Worship
NB: Details in grey are subject to confirmation.
Walmer Green, The Strand, Walmer.
6am: Sunrise Service on the beach near the RNLI Station.
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St Leonard's Church, Rectory Road, Upper Deal.
8am: Holy Communion. 10am: Holy Communion.
See website
St Mary's Church, St Clare Road, Upper Walmer.
9.30am: Sung Eucharist.
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St Nicholas Church, London Road, Sholden.
9.30am: Holy Communion.
See website
St Saviour's Church, The Strand, Walmer.
11am: Sung Eucharist.
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St Martin's Church, Great Mongeham.
11am: Holy Communion.
See website
Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer. 10.30am: Worship with Holy Communion. facebook
St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal. 11am: Procession and High Mass. See website
St George's Church, High Street, Deal.
8am: Quiet Communion. 10.30am: Family Celebration with Communion. 7pm: Easter Celebration (with Baptisms).
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St John the Evangelist RC, St Richard's Road, Deal.  11am: Easter Mass. See website
Trinity Church, Union Road, Deal.
10.30am: Easter Sunday Communion Service.
See website
For details of any special arrangements to mark Easter Sunday, please see the websites/Facebook pages for local churches in this area. For contact details for local churches, please CLICK HERE.
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. see Sunday
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", outside Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 9am for 9.30am set off. see Sunday
Cinque Ports Scooter Club "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. see Sunday
Easter Egg Trail, Betteshanger Park, off A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 10am-3pm. See website
Ripple Mill Open Day, Ripple Mill, off A258 Dover Road, Ringwould CT14 8HD, 12noon-4pm. An opportunity to visit the mill, built in 1810 and now fully restored. Free entry (donations welcome). See website
 
Regular Weekly Events in detail
Every Monday
Events details More information
HealthWalk: from Betteshanger Village Social Club, off Circular Road, Betteshanger, CT14 0LT, 10am; duration 90mins. Free local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Howard
01304 612018
See website
55+ Walkie Talkie Club, currently meet alternate Mondays at Deal Pier entrance, 10am for 10.15am start. Social group for over 55's. Stroll along the seafront and enjoy a snack at Deal Beach Parlour. Fee: £3.50 includes coffee and scone. Booking required. An AgeUK South Kent Coast event. Book places:
0795 8518424

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1pm-3pm. Social group for breastfeeding mums; prams and toddlers welcome. £1.50. Normally do not meet on bank holiday Mondays.

0300 1000212

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Badminton. Friendly fitness and lighthearted games. Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. £1.50 per session.

See website
KCHFT Choir Meeting, Deal Hospital Gym, London Road, Deal, 6pm-7.30pm. A newly formed choir for all who work in the Kent Community Health NHS Foundation and East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trusts. Free to join and participate. Meets fortnightly. details/registration:

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Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Rehearsal, Deal Parochial CofE Primary School Hall, Gladstone Road, Walmer, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. Carol

07948 010896
See website
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. All welcome. Every Monday and Thursday. facebook
Every Tuesday
Events details More information
Trinity Toddlers Group, Trinity Church (Wesley Hall), Union Road, Deal, 9.30am-11.30am. Playgroup for pre-school children and their parents and carers; meets on Tuesdays during term-time. facebook
Baby Rhyme Time, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 10am-10.30am. A free, fun and noisy way for pre-school children to develop a love of language and a foundation for learning with nursery rhymes and action songs. Also on Fridays, 9.45am-10.15am. 03000 413131
Kingsdown Social Group, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm-4pm (March to September); 1pm-3pm (October to February). A weekly social group, open to all. Fee: £3 per person (to help cover refreshments and hall hire). Jane Banks
01304 373774
07532 109972
Kingpin Crafters Meeting, Kingsdown Golf Club, The Leas, Kingsdown, 2pm-4pm. Craft group; meets weekly; new members welcome. Masheeda Downing
07542 554297
Knitting for the Needy weekly meeting, Walmer Baptist Church, Kelvedon Road entrance, off Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. A knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine. 01304 364216
See website
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Deal Music and Arts Music Centre, Goodwin Academy, Hamilton Road, Deal. Weekly sessions (during school term) for a range of musical interests and abilities.
5pm-6pm: Youth Band (age 8yrs+);
6.30pm-8pm: Community Band (age 12yrs+).
Cathy
07927 781536

See website
Midlife Rovers Walking Football, The Goodwin Academy, Hamilton Road, Deal, 8pm-9pm. A walking football club for recreational and league games. Open to over 40’s; over 50’s for league matches. Weekly fee: £3.50. 07751 767508
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Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 7.45pm-9.15pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. Simon Read
01304 366605
Every Wednesday
Events details More information
Moo Music Deal and Dover, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal CT14 9HR. Parent and baby/toddler music session. Fun singing, moving and playing instruments. Sessions: Mini Moo (for those walking to 5 yrs or siblings), 9.30am; Mixed Moo (ideal for those with more than one child of different ages), 10.30am; and Baby Moo (for newborn - just walking) 11.30am. 07398 147736
See website
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Chess Group, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 10am-12noon. Contact the Library for more details. 03000 413131
Walk and Talk, meet outside Cedars Surgery, Marine Road, Walmer, 12.30pm. Short (45 minute - one hour) social walk. Open to all; no booking required. A Deal and Sandwich PCN Social Prescribing activity. 01304 744075
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Deal and Dover Duplicate Bridge Club Meeting, Deal Sailing Club HQ, Walmer seafront, off The Strand, Walmer, 2pm-5pm. Mark Symons
01304 375675
See website
JFit Fitness Class, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer 6pm-6.45pm. Suitable for all fitness levels with a qualified and experienced personal trainer and group exercise instructor. Limited places; booking required. Jamie Fulbrook
07796 691859

See website
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Adult Tap Dance Class, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 6.30pm-7.30pm. Weekly class. Learn tap moves, rhythms and exercises that progress to fun routines in a relaxed, friendly class. Perfect for newcomers or those wishing to improve. Fee: £8 per session. See website
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Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, Deal Walmer Kingsdown Rowing Club, The Marina, Deal CT14 6NG, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Meet weekly throughout the year - except for the months of July and August. New members welcome. Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087

See website
 
Every Thursday
Events details More information
Walmer Mothers and Toddlers' Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. Meets Thursdays (during school term). See website
"Drop In" Social, The Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Regular long-established weekly event. All welcome. Patricia Bradford
01304 364769
Deal Walk, meet Deal Castle (seafront footpath side), 10am. A social group providing a weekly one-hour walk to encourage wellbeing. Please register. Organised by Mind South Kent. details/registration:
01303 250090

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Tadpoles Group Meeting, St George's Church extension, High Street, Deal, 11am-1pm. Social and support group for pregnant parents and parents/carers of pre-walkers. Sensory toys and soft, safe spaces for babies. Free entry - with tea, coffee and cake provided. Meetings continue through school holidays. All welcome. facebook
Reading for Wellbeing, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 12noon-1.30pm. Rediscover the joy of reading in a warm, friendly and relaxed environment. Enjoy poetry, short stories and a varied selection of popular literature. Please register. A South Kent Mind weekly event. details/registration:
01303 250090

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Midfulness Sessions, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 2.30pm-4pm. A free-of-charge 5-week series exploring Mindfulness and meditation techniques proven to help alleviate stress and increase wellbeing. Please book a place to participate. See website
01303 250090
Golf Road Get-together, Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal, 7pm-9pm. Weekly social evening for everyone in the local area. 01304 239199
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See website

Deal Folk Club Meeting, St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal CT14 6DZ, 7pm-10pm. Meets first and third Thursdays with alternating Singers Nights and Guest Performers Nights. All are welcome, audience and performers alike. Traditional and contemporary folk songs predominate – anything from a capella harmony singing and sea songs to songwriters singing their own compositions. But all styles and instruments are welcome. Admission on Singers Nights is £3 and Guest Nights are usually £8.

Sue Watson
01304 360877
See website
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Sportsman public house, 23 The Street, Sholden CT14 0AL, 7.30pm. Meet every Thursday. All enthusiasts welcome.
See website
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Adult Tap Dance Class, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 7pm. Weekly classes; all levels welcome. Jan Clark (Jan's Dance and Fitness) says: "All of my classes are fun, friendly and non-judgmental." Jan Clark
07979 952277
See website
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. All welcome. Every Monday and Thursday. facebook
Live music: Open Mic', The Port Arms, 10 Beach Street, Deal, 7.30pm. All musical styles welcome; solos, duos or bands; beginners or accomplished. Free entry. Every Thursday. facebook
Every Friday
Events details More information
Beach Meditation Session, Walmer Beach, off Marine Road, Walmer (close to Cedars Surgery and paddling pool), 7.30am-8.15am. A free session, held every Friday. No experience necessary; all are welcome. See website
Baby Rhyme Time, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am-10.15am. A free, fun and noisy way for pre-school children to develop a love of language and a foundation for learning with nursery rhymes and action songs. Also on Tuesdays, 10am-10.30am. 03000 413131
Froglets Play Group, St Richard's Church, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon (term time). A play group for 0 to 5-year-olds and their parents/carers. Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits provided. Fee: £1 per family. facebook
MiniStrikers/Megastrikers Session, Walmer Parish Hall, 131 Dover Road, Walmer CT14 7JH, 10.05am-10.45am. Weekly football-themed classes for 2- to 5-year-olds. Monthly subscription fee. Booking required. See website
Coffee and Chat, Deal Salvation Army Hall, 56 West Street, Deal, 10.30am-12.30pm. Tea, coffee and snacks - at reasonable prices. All welcome. facebook
Knit and Natter, Deal Angling Club 1919 HQ, 13 The Marina, Deal CT14 6NF, 11am-1pm. Talk It Out Crafter's weekly knitting and crochet session for all ages and abilities. Tea and biscuits always available! facebook
Deal and Walmer Chess Club Meeting, The Royal Marines Association Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1pm*-4pm. New members and beginners welcome. *2pm revised start time in March 2024. Michael Burney
07796 237783
Ace Bridge Club Deal Meeting, The Downs Sailing Club, The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-4.30pm. Duplicate Bridge. New members welcome; see website for details. See website
Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Landmark Centre (Cleary Room), High Street, Deal, 5.45pm-7.30pm. Maddie Cordes
07714 433649
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 7.45pm-9.15pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. Simon Read
01304 366605
Every Saturday
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Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8am-2pm (April to October); 9am-2pm (November to March). Market Officer
07877 806870
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Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. A 5km community timed run along the seafront to Deal Pier, back to Walmer Castle and returning to The Beach. Free and open to all - for fun or as part of a training plan. Details and registration form:
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Welcome Café, St Saviour's Church, The Strand, Walmer, 9.30am-12noon. Pop-in social with refreshments. All welcome. facebook
Free Park Tennis, Marke Wood Recreation Ground, Dover Road, Walmer, 10am-11am. A free weekly opportunity to learn and play tennis. Suitable all abilities; all necessary equipment provided. For full details and to book places see website. See website
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. All welcome. 01304 268847
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The Village Community Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. An indoor market with over 26 stalls offering a range of goods including florist, cakes, upholstery and vintage clothing. facebook
Tots Football Fun, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, sessions at 10.15am-11am and 11am-11.45am. Weekly term-time sessions for 2- to 5-year-old boys and girls. Fee: £30 per month (booking required). See website
Guided Tour: Deal Castle, Marine Road, Deal, 11am or 2pm (times may vary; please see listing for the day you are visiting). Discover the Castle's history and secrets. Entry: adult £9, child (5-17years) £5.40, concessions £8.10; family tickets available; English Heritage members, free. 01304 372762
 
Every Sunday
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Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A 2k timed run for juniors only (4-14 year olds); every Sunday. Free - but registration required. Details and registration form:
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Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", meet outside Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal CT14 9UU, 9am for 9.30am set off. facebook
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. facebook
This page was updated on March 1, 2024