What’s on in and around Doking!
Saturday 9th February from 7.15pm to 10.15pm, at the Oddfellows Hall in Dorking High Street, Good Honest Folk are proud to present ‘Faustus’, one of Britain’s outstanding folk bands, who will be performing material from their new album.
On Wednesday 13th February, from 9.30am to 11.30am, the Dorking Friends of Cancer Research UK are holding a Coffee Morning at Betchworth Park Golf Club, including a range of artisan stalls selling handmade gifts and cards.
Don’t miss Dorking Dramatic and Operatic Society’s fantastic production of ‘My Fair Lady’ at Dorking Halls, from Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th February - local theatre at its best!
On Thursday 14th February, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Mole Valley Geological Society are holding a special talk in the Follett Hall at the United Reformed Church by Dr Paul Taylor from the Natural History Museum in London - come along and enjoy the sorry tale of ‘Johann Beringer: fake fossils by the thousand in 18th century Germany’.
On Monday 18th February, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, at the Malthouse Youth Centre, Dorking Minds are hosting ‘Insight Into Addictions’ - a workshop and discussion giving an overview of current thinking about the many faces of addiction and recovery.
From Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd February, Dorking Museum are holding a special half-term Fancy Dress Party - be inspired and find out about the way people used to dress - drop in any time between 10.30am and 3.30pm!
Whilst there, don’t miss Dorking Museum’s current exhibition, ‘Lord Ashcombe’s Minerals’, showcasing the history of and examples from Lord Ashcombe’s stunning mineral collection, amassed in the 19th century and displayed at his Denbies home.
And don’t forget that Dorking Museum also organise regular guided walks around the Deepdene Trail and Dorking Town Centre (and its pubs!), as well as guided tours of the South Street Caves - further information from the museum website.
From Sunday 24th February to Saturday 2nd March, please support Dorking’s Climate Awareness Week, a week-long series of actions, events, music, singing, workshops, seminars, exhibitions, films and meetings to highlight our planet’s current climate predicament and work out ways forward.
On Monday 4th March, from 7.30pm, the King’s Arms in West Street will be taking part in the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK and Breast Cancer Care. Think you know everything? Come and prove it!
On Wednesday 13th March, at 7.30pm, Leatherhead Rotary Club are organising a fun Balloon Debate at Betchworth Park Golf Club - four famous people in a hot air balloon plummeting to earth - only one can survive - you decide!
On Monday 1st April, from 5.00pm to 9.00pm, Dorking Minds and Ashcombe School will be hosting Mindfest 2019, a festival of ideas, talk and information around mental health and wellbeing.
Fancy going walking with a friendly local group? Then why not join Dorking Walkers every Tuesday and Thursday for a 4 to 5 mile walk within 10 miles of Dorking.
If you enjoy running rather than walking, don’t forget that there is now a 5km Mole Valley Park Run at Denbies Wine Estate from 9.00am every Saturday!
Would you like to join a friendly community choir? The Birch Tree Folk Choir meet at Ashcombe School at 7.00pm every Tuesday during term time - come and sing beautiful arrangements of folk music with an added focus on wellbeing and connection - no experience required - men particularly welcome!
Don’t forget that Watermill Jazz hold weekly jazz concerts, every Tuesday evening from 8.00pm, at Betchworth Park Golf Club on Reigate Road.
Are you good with letters? Then why not join Dorking Scrabble Club at the United Reformed Church in West Street every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm.
Many thanks to Dorking, Dorking Deepdene and Ashtead Rotary Clubs for very kindly sponsoring Mole Valley Girls Football Club’s new shirts!
Please support the Dorking Food Float every Friday and Saturday in the High Street and the Dorking Community Fridge in the Christian Centre Café - two great local initiatives supporting local food producers and helping to reduce food waste around the town!