Don’t miss the Dorking Eco Fair at the Dorking Christian Centre
, from 10.00am to 12.00noon on Saturday 27th October
– over a dozen local community groups inspiring green living and making a difference to Mole Valley … and the planet! Downlaod the flyer for further information
Congratulations to Steve Drake and his team at Sorrel in South Street, for recently being awarded a Michelin star for ‘cooking that has real personality and finesse’!
On Saturday 6th October 10.30pm - 13.00am at the Christian Centre, Church Street. Dorking Repair Café’s will be open. Sewing guru’s will be there to advise and help repair clothing and textile items.
On Monday 15th October, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, at the Malthouse Youth Centre, Dorking Minds are holding ‘Food and Mood - How to eat for Wellbeing’ - a talk and discussion evening lead by Sara Knight, on the subject of diet and mental health.
Don’t miss this year’s Dorkers’ Spooktacular Halloween Hunt from Saturday 20th to Sunday 28th October - how many spooky Halloween characters can you find hidden in shop windows around the town - free fun for all the family!
On Saturday 20th October, from 10.30am to 4.00pm, the Reigate Beekeepers Association will be creating a buzz at their annual Beekeeping and Honey Show at the Dorking Christian Centre - please pop in to see them if you can!
Also on Saturday 20th October, from 7.30pm, Buckland & Betchworth Choral Society will be holding a special ‘Songs of Joy’ concert at St Michael’s Church in Betchworth, featuring Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ and ‘Dances of Time’ by Bob Chilcott.
Want to try church, but can never make it on a Sunday morning? Why not come along to Café Church at St Martin’s Church, from 4.00pm on Sunday 21st October.
Look (and listen!) out for the Rob Walker Centenary Festival on Sunday 21st October - a unique motorsport event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dorking’s very own motor racing legend, Rob Walker, and featuring nine historic Rob Walker Formula One racing cars on a parade lap around the town!
In the run-up to the Rob Walker Centenary Festival, Dorking Museum are currently holding a very special exhibition celebrating ‘Dorking’s Part in Motor Racing History’, including a special talk, at 7.00pm on Thursday 18th October, about Rob Walker’s life and racing career.
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.
And don’t forget that Dorking Museum also organises 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.
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!
If you love local arts and crafts, why not visit Handpicked for Dorking’s exclusive ‘Handpicked Harvest’ open market at Crossways Church in Junction Road, from 11.00am to 3.00pm on Saturday 27th October.
Launching at 7.30pm on Saturday 27th October, at the Oddfellows Hall in Dorking High Street, Good Honest Folk is a new series of folk concerts in and around Dorking - your chance to catch professional folk singers, musicians and bands from across the UK.
More spooktacular fun in Dorking, from 3.00pm to 5.00pm on Wednesday 31st October, at the Meadowbank Café’s Special Halloween Party - party food and drink, face-painting and goodie bags... and adults go free!
On Tuesday 6th November, from 8.30pm at The Watermill on Reigate Road, Watermill Jazz presents the Tommy Smith Quartet: Embodying the Light - a dedication to John Coltrane.
On Sunday 11th November, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, at the Friends Meeting House on Butter Hill, Dorking Quakers invite you to join them at a special candle-lit service, marking the end of four years worldwide commemorations of World War One.
Think you know everything? Why not come and prove it at the Friends of Dorking annual Quiz Night at Rialto Lounge in South Street, from 7.00pm on Monday 12th November - another great night out in aid of this year’s Christmas Lights!
From Tuesday 13th to Sunday 25th November, at Denbies Wine Estate, the North Weald Art Group will be holding its annual exhibition of around 120 framed paintings, prints and mixed media... all by local artists!
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!
The Friends of Dorking would like to thank the Dorking Town Partnership and all the sponsors of this year’s hanging baskets around Dorking - many thanks for helping to brighten up our lovely town!