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01 Apr 2017 - Dorking Easter Egg Hunt - 1st to 18th April

Refer to Poster on 18th April for further details.

Location: Dorking
Contact: Friends of Dorking

09 Apr 2017 - Gardens, Glasshouses & The Horticultural Society in Betchworth

An Exhibition entitled “Gardens, Glasshouses & The Horticultural Society in Betchworth” will be on display in The Hamilton Room on Saturday 8th April and Sunday 9th April 2017 between 10am and 4pm.

Location: The Hamilton Room, Church Street
Contact: Refer to April Parish Magazine

13 Apr 2017 - Dorking Easter Egg Hunt - 1st to 18th April

Refer to poster on 18th April for further details.

Location: Dorking
Contact: Friends of Dorking

14 Apr 2017 - Family Activities for Good Friday

Activities for all the family are planned for Good Friday – 14th April 2017.  Meet in the Reading Room, Old Road at 10.30am to enjoy:

  • taking part in a Treasure Hunt;
  • creating your own take away Easter Garden;
  • Hot Cross Buns;
  • crafts for younger attendees; and
  • a walk about service.

Activites will run until about 1pm.

For more information refer to the latest Buckland Parish magazine.

Location: Buckland Reading Room
Contact: Refer to April Parish Magazine

18 Apr 2017 - Dorking Easter Egg Hunt - 1st to 18th April

Location: Dorking
Contact: Friends of Dorking - refer to poster above

22 Apr 2017 - A Celebration of Weddings

St Michael’s Church Betchworth invites you to

A Celebration of Weddings in Words and Music

Saturday 22nd April 2017 at 7.30pm

£12.50 pp to include wine during the interval

Call 01737 843498 to purchase tickets

Location: Betchworth Church
Contact: 01737 843498

29 Apr 2017 - Dorking Bowls Club Annual Open Day

Dorking Bowling Club is holding its annual Open Day on Saturday 29th April from 10.30 to 12.30 and 2.00 to 4.00 at its green on Drill Hall Road, Dorking RH4 1GL.

All ages and abilities are very welcome to have a go – just turn up with a pair of flat shoes. There will be several qualified (and very friendly) coaches on hand to show you what to do. All equipment will be provided. If that wasn’t enticement enough, here are a few of the health benefits of playing lawn bowls:

Bowls has a long, noble and quirky history
Maybe not a direct health benefit but think Sir Francis Drake, Henry VIII, George Washington, all keen bowlers. In 1522 the Duke of Suffolk (possibly a bowling chum of Henry) was involved in an energetic game when his bowl split in two. Eager to continue, he rushed into the front hall of his grand home and removed the round cap from the staircase’s newel post. Delighted to discover that the flat side of his replacement bowl gave him a game changing bias, he bowled his way into the history books. Bowls encourages mental agility.

It encourages self-discipline you have to turn up on time for a match and you have to wear the correct uniform.
To be honest, we have all been to school so there shouldn’t be too much of a problem here but will playing bowls be like going back to school (alarming and embarrassing)? Not unless your school allowed you to drink beer during a match and to stay on afterwards in the clubhouse to enjoy pleasant company without the worry of having to rush off to do your homework. This, of course, doesn’t apply to members of school age!

Fitness helps moderately improve muscle strength (arm, shoulder, leg muscles), flexibility and endurance
The emphasis is on “moderately” here. Bowls is not an extreme sport. It is a gentle, polite game underpinned by a tactical and merciless competitiveness (unless you are playing in a Friendly, of course)

Social interaction helps improve social skills and being part of a team also gives you a sense of belonging
If your favourite pastime is solitaire or bodybuilding, then perhaps the camaraderie of bowls won’t suit. There’s no doubt that once the quiet heat of battle is over, opposing teams retire to the clubhouse for friendly cakes and ale, cheery captains’ speeches and good humoured conversation.

Increases skills – bowls involves some element of problem solving skills and also helps improve coordination and concentration
One set of “problems” to solve are the rules. At first, they seem complicated but there are at least two people in the club who understand “Bowls England – Rules and Regulations 2013 ed.” almost in their entirety. The main thing is that other players are friendly and supportive, even though they may be on the opposing team. And it’s certainly true that quiet concentration over a few hours of play can induce a pleasant Zen-like tiredness.

Above all it doesn’t take long to grasp the basics of the game: lawn bowls is for people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels

Having said that, we look forward to seeing you on the 29th April

Philip Dawson,Dorking Bowling Club.

Please phone Peter on 01306 640553 or Lynne on 01306 883689 for more details on how to join

Contact: Dorking Bowls Club