OCTOBER
Tuesday 15th October, 7:30pm. Essex Wildlife Trust Braintree Event. Friends of Horsey Seals. Vice Chair, Hattie Llewellyn-Davies will give a talk about Grey Seals and the Horsey Gap Colony in particular, plus the work of the group in protecting these mammals in St Andrews Church Hall, Parsonage Street, Halstead, CO9 2LD. For more information contact Tracey Kay on 07742 294358 or email kay.tracey@yahoo.co.uk
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October. Colchester - NSPCC Mammoth Book Fair – 30th Year at Holmwood House School, Chitts Hill, Lexden, Colchester CO3 9ST, Exit 26 from A12. 35,000 new and second-hand books, plus games, DVDs, CDs and jigsaws. Open 9.30am-4pm on both days. Entry £1.50, under-16s free. Re-stocked on Sunday. www.nspcc-bookfair.org.uk
NOVEMBER
Saturday November 2nd. Book Sale at All Saints Church Acton, 10 – 2,
thousands of books, bargain prices. Free Entry
Monday 4th November. Solar Society. Your local adult daytime learning group. Clare Mulley will give a talk on ‘Save The Children—The story of Eglantine Webb.’
The meeting starts at 2.30pm at The Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Castle Hedingham and finish about 4.15pm. Free light refreshments during a short interval. All welcome. Entrance £4.00. No membership fee. More details from Miles Scrivens, 01787 469766 or Wanda Sellar 01787 463459
Tuesday 5th November, 10am - 3pm. Shopping extravaganza at Channels Estate, Pratt’s Farm Lane East, Little Waltham, Chelmsford CM3 3PT.
Featuring a fabulous range of pop-up shops selling boutique clothing and accessories, chocolates, speciality gins, arts and crafts, jewellery and many other unique gifts. In aid of Farleigh Hospice. For more information call us on 01245 457411 or email fundraising@farleighhospice.org. www.farleighhospice.org. Registered charity no 284670
Thursday 14th and Friday 15th November 2019. Bocking Theatre Club will be presenting their next production, A VARIETY SHOW WITH SUPPER at Bocking Village Club.
Tickets £10.00 For more information: www.bockingtheatreclub.co.uk
Sunday 17th November. SESAW CHRISTMAS FAIR in The Old School, Long Melford, CO10 9DX.
To hire tables call 07912 007617 or visit www.sesaw.co.uk to download a booking form.
Tuesday 19th November, 7:30pm. Essex Wildlife Trust Braintree Event. Shifting Sands. Talk by Pip Mountjoy, Keystone Species Officer in St Andrews Church Hall, Parsonage Street, Halstead, CO9 2LD.
Pip will talk about the work Natural England are carrying out in restoring areas of Breckland, especially in the light of recent rabbit declines. For more information contact Tracey Kay on 07742 294358 or email kay.tracey@yahoo.co.uk
Saturday 23rd November, 10am to 4pm. ‘A Quilter’s Journey’ an exhibition of patchwork & quilting by Linda Mercer at Foxearth Hall Barn, The Street, Foxearth CO10 7JH. Selection of items for sale, quilts, cushions, bags etc. ideal as gifts. Refreshments - tea, coffee, cakes, sausage rolls and soup. Entry £2 and charity raffle quilt supporting the East Anglia Air Ambulance. For more information please contact Linda - linda_mercer@msn.com. or Pam - pampluck@btinternet.com or pam@foxearthhallbarn.co.uk
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November. Helen Rollason Cancer Charity’s Christmas Gift and Food Fair is back at the Chelmsford City Racecourse, main entrance off the A131, Great Leighs, Essex CM3 1QP and it’s bigger and better than ever! Held in the fabulous grounds of Chelmsford City Racecourse, the fair will be showcasing independent retailers who will stock a variety of items including gifts, homeware, jewellery, art, books, toys, gourmet delights and much more. Kate Alden, Helen Rollason Cancer Charity CEO says: “Following the huge success of last year, we’re delighted to be hosting another fantastic Christmas Gift and Food Fair. We’re bringing together a plethora of wonderful gift traders, food sellers and live entertainment, so it really will be a great day out for the whole family.” Tickets available on the door; £5 adults, £4 concessions, under 16’s go free! Please note ticket purchases are CASH ONLY.
DECEMBER
Sunday 1st December, 10 am - 4pm. Christmas craft and gift fayre at The Salings Millenium Hall, Piccots Lane, Gt Saling, CM7 5DW.
A lovely selection of affordable, unusual gifts for Christmas. Come along and enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie whilst browsing. Free admission. Refreshments available. For further details please contact jigginsk@aol.com
Monday 2nd December. Solar Society. Your local adult daytime learning group. We have a musical theme, in that members of the committee will play and talk about their favourite pieces of music/songs.
Light Christmas refreshments will be offered and it should be fun! The meeting starts at 2.30pm at The Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Castle Hedingham and finish about 4.15pm. Free light refreshments during a short interval. All welcome. Entrance £4.00. No membership fee. More details from Miles Scrivens, 01787 469766 or Wanda Sellar 01787 463459
19th December – 31st December. Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall’s thrilling Christmas show 2019, The Snow Queen at Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall, Crabbe Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5BN. A new adaption with dance and music from one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most loved fairy tales. Choreography by Olivier award-winning Natasha Cox (‘Jerry Springer’ the Opera). Expect sleighs, bandits, reindeer, a wise old crow and the most magical story of loyalty, bravery and love. Music by Suffolk composers and songwriters including up and coming star Ben Goble.
Show dates: Thursday 19th December, Friday 20th– Sunday 22nd December, Friday 27th – Tues 31st December.
JANUARY
Monday January 6th. Solar Society. Your local adult daytime learning group. Angie Jones will give a talk called, ‘Walking in the Slow Lanes.’ Walking in Suffolk.
The meeting starts at 2.30pm at The Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Castle Hedingham and finish about 4.15pm. Free light refreshments during a short interval. All welcome. Entrance £4.00. No membership fee. More details from Miles Scrivens, 01787 469766 or Wanda Sellar 01787 463459


CRAFT EVENTS
CRAFT-A-NOON TEA – We are a friendly bunch so come and join us. Bring whatever you are working on, from crochet & embroidery to painting & beading (any craft, any ability, help & advice given). Venue: The Thatchers Arms, Hall Road, Mount Bures, CO8 5AT. When: every 1st & 3rd Friday of the month. Time: 12noon-4pm. Contact: Emily on 07825 778356 (It's free!)
Village Hall, Sible Hedingham
Monthly Tea Dance, first Sunday of each month. Ballroom, Latin and modern sequence, 2.30 -5pm - £4. For further information phone Tony 07790 516580
Vocal Zones
A newly formed choir meet on Tuesday evenings, 7pm-8.30pm term time at Little Horkesley Village Hall, School Road, Little Horkesley CO6 4DJ. 1st night free then £5 each night attended. Popular music accompanied by keyboard and guitar. No auditions just enthusiastic singers welcome. Contact Elaine by phone, text or email 07718886997 e.preou@sky.com
COLCHESTER ORGAN SOCIETY
Colchester Organ Society, Thomas Lord Audley School, Monkwick Avenue, Colchester, CO2 8NJ. Live keyboard music to suit all tastes. 1st Friday of each month, 7.45-10.15. £4 members, £6 non members. Parking inside school, refreshments and raffle. Tel: 01787 269458. alanwpilgrim@tiscali.co.uk
Friday 1st November - Elizabeth Harrison
Friday 6th December - Tony Stace & Andrew Nix.
Cards for Good Causes
Charity Christmas cards will again be on sale in Braintree Library, Fairfield Road, for nine weeks before Christmas. Volunteers will be starting to sell cards, wrapping paper, tags, calendars and a variety of gifts on October 21 from 10am to 4.30pm, daily Monday to Saturday until 19 December. Cards for Good Causes prides itself that over 70p in each pound goes to the nominated charities. Customers should note that cash payments are requested since cheques and credit cards cannot.
Since the staffing of each shop is undertaken by volunteers, more volunteers for Braintree would be welcome. For further details please phone the local manager on 01376 324079.
   
           

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