Alcoholics Anonymous

Tuesday & Friday Evening - Weekly

Contact: 08457697555 (National) 02395580776 (Local)

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The Group meet at the Gosport Community Association on Tuesdays & Fridays at 7.30pm. For further information please ring the above number.

Alver Valley Lace Group

Wednesday evenings - weekly

Contact: Mrs J. Moran - 023 92343392

The Alver Valley Lace Group is a friendly Group meeting in the Georgian Room on a Wednesday evening. Further details and times can be obtained by telephoning the above number.

Alverstoke Pre-School

Contact: alverstoke_preschool@yahoo.co.uk - 02392526247 - 07508557501

We are a parent-involving community based group, and an affiliated member of the Gosport Community Association for 40 years.

Committed to helping children stay safe, be healthy, enjoy & achieve, & make a positive contribution.
Committed to reaching & maintaining standards, improving quality & consistency.
Committed to providing for equality of opportunity
Committed to addressing individual needs & interests of each & every child
Interested families are welcome to visit and time to look around, and meet the staff

Learning to play, playing to learn.

Bravestarr - American Western Line Dancing Classes

Wednesday evenings - weekly

Contact: Wendy or Luigi - 02392 521830

A warm welcome is given to all, doors open from 7pm.

Beginners session from 7.15 to 8.00pm, intermediate from 8.15 to 9.00pm, advanced from 9.15 to 10.00pm, but you are welcome to stay as long as you like and enjoy the music and good company. Line dancing is a FUN way to keep fit for all ages. Come along and strut your stuff. If you've never danced before then the beginners session is just right for you!

Bury House Day Centre

Weekdays, 9.30 - 2.30

Contact: Mrs Susan Newman - 023 92503976

Bury House is a Day Care Centre situated at Gosport Community Association. The Centre operates 5 days a week from 9.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday and there is a small cost for the day per person. The Day Centre is managed by Age Concern Hampshire and is staffed by a Manager, an Assistant Manager, Support Workers and 2 Escorts. Volunteers supply the remainder of the help. Social Services assess anyone wishing to attend. Transport is arranged and members are met by friendly Staff with a welcoming cup of tea and time chat. The day is structured to suit individual needs to include activities such as cards, dominoes, quizzes, speakers, etc. Monies are continually raised for the amenity fund to finance outings and entertainers.

Fifties Rock N Roll

Contact: Ady 023 92428732 or 07871 252 909

Jive with the best Rock n Roll Bands and supporting DJs at the Thorngate Ballroom, Gosport. Doors open 7.30 till midnight with licensed bar. This is a friendly and well organised Club and offers an enjoyable evening for everyone who loves to jive to good old Rock N Roll.

Gosport and District Organ Club

Contact: Peter Buckles - 01329 310592

The Gosport and District Organ Club meet at Gosport Community Association at 1.00pm on the second Wednesday of the month in the Thorngate Ballroom (Compton Organ). As well as normal club nights, we hold occasional Sunday concerts in association with the National Theatre Organ Club and Thursday lunchtime concerts by organists from the local area. If you are interested in playing or hearing these instruments then please join us at our Meetings

Gosport Floral Art Club

1st Wednesday afternoon & 3rd Thursday evening - monthly

Contact: Nora Baker (Chair) - raynorb1721@sky.com or Mrs. W. Don - 023 92582349

The club is affiliated to Gosport Community Association and the National Association of Flower Arranging Societies (both Registered Charities) and is open to all those interested in the art of flower arranging. New or experienced members can take part in a varied and interesting programme including practice meetings, workshops and an annual show in the Thorngate Theatre. Visits by demonstrators are enjoyed throughout the year as well as social events.

Gosport Solent Brass Band

Contact: Mark Ashforth (chair) 07946 634630 or Steve Dunster (musical director): 07979 187079

The Band was formed with amalgamation of two bands in the area - Gosport Silver Band and Solent Concert Brass in 2011. Both bands amalgamated to continue to provide a sound musical ensemble and to continue to promote Brass music within the local area. As well as performing at local concerts and fetes, the band will be moving forward into the contesting arena. Gosport Solent Brass are currently a fourth section brass band, and from the expert guidance of Royal Marine bandsman Richard Sharp, the band are looking to progress even further!

The Band rehearse in the Privett Suite at Gosport Community Association - Tuesdays at 19:30-21:30 and Sundays at 10:30-12:30 - If you are interested in attending a rehearsal or would like to become involved with the Band, please contact on the above numbers. To develop new talent, the Band has set up a training scheme for young and inexperienced players and tuition is given by members of the Senior Band. Their ages range from 7 to retirement, and experience from 2 years to complete beginners. Training Band meet in the Bandroom at the Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, Gosport on Sunday between 9:15am and 10:15am

Gosport U3A

The U3A has been going for well over 20 years, this being the groups 20th anniversary. It has grown from a few members to over 380 of very active and lively members.

The members have every opportunity to try their hands at all sorts of things they are interested in together with like minded people. We have over 50 groups including, Art Appreciation, Canasta, Comparative religion, craft, comparative religions, Folk music, German, French, Needlework, Painting, Scrabble, Poetry, Quiz Group, Tai Chi, and Theatre. And there is always the opportunity to start a completely new group.

It is always a way of meeting new people and for making sure that there are no lonely folks in the vicinity of Gosport and Lee on the Solent. All you need to be is retired or semi-retired and be keen to meet other folks who wish to join.

Once a month on a Wednesday morning we have a general meeting where all the groups can attend and listen to a new speaker on a topic of some interest.

Come and see what we have to offer.

Jim Hames Big Band Concerts

Thursday Lunchtimes - monthly

Contact: GCA Reception - 023 92510012/023 92510020

Gosport Community Association are pleased to present monthly lunchtime concerts featuring the Jim Hames Big Band at the Thorngate Ballroom. £ admission to all concerts. A silver collection is made at exits. Hot and cold food is available for purchase from Bury House Cafe.

The Ker-Mel School Of Dancing

Meeting days as below - weekly

Principals: Mrs. J. Allpress - (ATMBA) or Miss M Allpress - (LISTD) - 023 92527070

Classes taken in tap, ballet, modern and jazz. Imperial Society of Dancing and British Arts Exams. Competitions and shows arranged. Children trained from 3 years. Classes are held at Thorngate Halls on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

National Blood Service

Contact: 0300 1232323 or www.blood.co.uk

Gosport Community Association are pleased to support the work of the National Blood Transfusion Service by providing facilities for regular donor sessions to be held in the Centre. Donor sessions are usually held between 1.30 to 3.25pm and 4.30 to 7.15pm in the Thorngate Ballroom. Telephone Reception for dates of sessions - 023 92510012. Do something amazing today - Give Blood!

The New Thorngate Singers

Wednesday evenings - weekly (7.00 pm to 9.00 pm)

Contact: GCA: 02392510012 or Sue DeBois: suedesbois@yahoo.co.uk

Our first performance of the year is on the 21st of March - we will be singing a selection of songs from the new repertoire at one of the local community groups in the area. We have welcomed ten new members since the beginning of the year and continue with our aim of coming together for the joy of singing.

The Oddfellows Society

Contact: Barbara on 01329 313077

The Oddfellows is not just a social organisation, but offers care advice and a range of financial benefits. Advice help lines offer support in times of need, with guidance on a range of care and welfare issues. The Oddfellows offer a range of social activities including games nights, quizzes, coffee mornings and day trips. Why not come along, make some new friends and find out about the benefits of being an Oddfellow.

Privett Townswoman's Guild

Tuesday Afternoons - twice monthly

Contact: Margaret Dyer - 023 92583798

The Privett & Hardway Townswomen's Guild meet on the 4th Tuesday every month (except during August) from 2.15pm to 4.15pm in the Georgian Room, featuring speakers or other items of interest. This is a small and friendly guild and prospective new members are always welcome.

Radio Haslar

Contact: Pete Fletcher 023 92601600

Radio Haslar is a charity organisation that broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to the patients and staff at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital and can now be heard online at www.radiohaslar.co.uk. Radio Haslar's studios are located on the first floor of Bury House but the organisation retains the name 'Haslar' because of its links to that area of Gosport, the former hospital and the good reputation associated with all that is Haslar. If you want to find out more or become part of the team please contact us on the above number.

Slimming World

Tuesday mornings, afternoons and evenings - weekly

Contact: Lisa - 01329 314015 or 07799338454 - www.slimming-world.com.

Groups held every Tuesday at 9.00am, 11.00am, 1.00pm, 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm - Discover the amazing you!

Solent Art Club

Wednesday Afternoons - Weekly (except July & August

Contact: Terry - 02392 586406

We are a small friendly group of mixed ages and mixed ability that meets in the White Room at Thorngate Hall every Wednesday afternoon (1:30 – 3:30) to enjoy a couple of hours painting and drawing in each other's company. We are all open to receive and to give advice (if requested!) and to chat over some refreshments during the session.

We welcome anyone interested in art, of any age and ability. If you want to come along to find out if you would like to join us please get in touch

Subscription £25 per half year, payable in March and September

Tea Dance

Mondays afternoons - weekly

Contact: GCA Reception 023 92510012

The Tea Dance is held on Monday afternoons in the Thorngate Ballroom from 1.30pm to 4.00pm. Admission is £2.50. Come and join us for a cup of tea and a biscuit.

Thorngate Dance Club

Contact: Reception - 023 92510012

The Thorngate Dance Club comes under the umbrella of the Gosport Community Association with the objective of promoting, stimulating and fostering dance. It covers many genre of Dance organising monthly 50/50 Dances (Ballroom Dancing), weekly Tea Dances and the popular Country & Western evenings. Dances are held in the newly refurbished Ballroom where patrons can enjoy good music, great company in an excellent venue! The Committee are always looking for new ideas to meet all tastes of Dance. Contact the above number if you would like to discuss any ideas or would like further details of the Dance programme

Thorngate Pantomime & Variety Company

Thursday evenings - 7.30 pm

Contact: Steve Young stephen.paul.young@gmail.com or 07948154787

The Thorngate Pantomime and Variety Company was formed over 50 years ago to promote, stimulate and foster musical performance for the enjoyment of the people of Gosport. The "Panto Club" stages successful Variety Shows and Cabarets at the centre and welcomes new Members (16 years and over). Interested then why not come along on a rehearsal night!

Thorngate Short Mat Bowling Club

Tuesday - daytimes weekly

Contact: Jan Barry 023 9252 2663

The Short Mat Bowling Club has been established for 20 years and is the only Club of its type to play all year round. Members play on five indoor mats. The Club has a varied and active social calendar which is always well supported by its members. Enquiries from prospective new members over the age of 18 are always welcome.

The Thorngate Table Tennis Club

Wednesday mornings - weekly

Contact: 023 92525587 or 023 92588552

The Thorngate Table Tennis Club is for adults of all ages.... Tuesday Evening 7.30 to 10.30pm Wednesday mornings 9.30 to 12.30pm. For all abilities - Learners to experts. This is a fun club! - Everyone welcome!

Tuesday Afternoon Club For Blind & Partially Sighted People

Tuesday afternoons - Weekly

Contact: Mr Evans, 26 Rectory Close, Gosport - 023 92582803

The Blind Club meets in the Agnew Lounge Bar at Gosport Community Association on Tuesday afternoons for entertainment, interesting talks and friendships - a cup of tea and biscuits. Come and meet other visually impaired people. It's good to talk! Transport can be provided if required.