CRAFT EVENTS
Craft-A-Noon Tea - 1st Thursday of every month (12-3pm). Free to come along, meet other crafters, get advice/help on current projects and have fun.
Craft-A-Holics Anonymous - 3rd Wednesday of every month (7-10pm). Free to come along, meet other crafters, chat, get advice/help on a project, craft and have fun. The meetings are at The Three Horseshoes, 74 Church Road, Fordham, Essex, CO6 3NJ. For more info call Emily: 07388.
       
 
Village Hall, Sible Hedingham

SEPTEMBER
Saturday 29th September from 11am. Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Event. The Big Battle 2018 at Secret Nuclear Bunker, Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood CM15 0LA. Prepare to get muddy as a personal trainer escorts you around the 5k course which will see you take on the famous Nuclear Races obstacles including the zip wire into water and death slide.
OCTOBER
Monday 1st October. Solar Society meeting, your local adult educational learning group in The Memorial Hall, Castle Hedingham.
The talk given by Roger Johnson, will be 'I am Dracula-Welcome to my House.' The talk starts at 2.30pm and lasts for about 2 hours including a break for refreshments . Refreshments are free. All welcome. No membership fee. Entrance: £4.00. For more details contact Miles Scrivens 01787-469766 or Wanda Sellar 01787- 463459
Saturday 6th October. 2018 Sudbury Memory Walk Sign Up Today. In October 2017 Two Hundred and Fifty Six walkers of all ages stepped out in memory of all the families living with or having lost someone with dementia.
The event organisers were over the moon with this as it was One Hundred more walkers than last year! Last year the weather was kind and there was a brilliant atmosphere from the start.
The Memory Walk, organised by Jerry Thatcher aged 71, and his support team from South Suffolk Leisure, Care UK and Babergh District Council, have reformed to do it all again! This year’s event will take place on Saturday 6th October 2018 starting and finishing at the Kingfisher Leisure Centre, Station Road, Sudbury the first walk will start at 11.00 with further walks planned to take place at staggered times .
Help us make this year’s event even bigger than last year by signing up now www.SudburyMemoryWalk2018.eventbrite.co.uk
There are 4 routes; ½ mile , 1 mile , 3 mile and 5 miles . The ½ mile distance was added last year to encourage families living with dementia to join the walk with their loved ones. There will be seats along the route to take a well-earned rest and a rest station at the 1/4mile turn around point.
Once again the walk will be in aid of two local memory cafes; Decaf (part of the Bridge Project) in Sudbury and Ansell Memories Café in Hadleigh. Both of these cafes provide invaluable community resource for families living with dementia. The walks aim is to support them to be kept going, last year we raised just short of £4000 which was split between the two projects.

Sunday 7th October. The Farm Machinery Preservation Society Annual Working Day will be held at Grove Farm, Great Henny, near Sudbury, CO10 7LT. From 11.00am onwards.
Vintage tractors ploughing, stationary engines, heavy horses and stalls. Refreshments available. Free entry but donations welcomed for the Essex Air Ambulance.
Friday October 12th. Fund raising event to raise money to decorate the Memorial Hall, Castle Hedingham.
The Steeple Bumpstead Choir brings us an Evening of song. A mixed programme of different styles of music. Tickets are £10 - to include a Ploughman's Supper. Please get your tickets in advance. Ring 01787 463343 or 460203. 7.30 start. Please bring your own drink or visit the Club next door.
Saturday 13th October. Table Top Sales in Aldham Village Hall (off A1124). Event starts at 10.30.am. Entrance Free. Refreshments available also. If you would like to book a stall please contact Anne on 01206 211624. Table hire is £5,00. Aldham Village Hall provides your table and seating. Very popular event, please book early to avoid disappointment.
Saturday October 13, 7.30. Braintree Male Voice Choir will be making their first ever appearance at Witham Public Hall next month in a show entitled Autumn Showcase.
The choir has not sung in Witham for around ten years, their last two appearances being at the United Reformed Church. In their show they will be supported by Singers Company Witham, led by Hans Montañana, and will include in their set Ben E King's Stand By Me, Anthem, from Chess, Ol' Man River, American Trilogy and African Trilogy. Tickets are available from Witham Town Hall or on the door.
Sunday October 14th, 11am - 4pm. Alderford Mill Craft Fair. Free Entry to the unique Grade II* building in Alderford St., Sible Hedingham CO9 3HZ. A variety of craft and gift stalls to enjoy plus a magnificent Tombola and refreshments. alderfordmill.org.uk
Tuesday 16th October, 7:30 pm. Essex Wildlife Trust Braintree Local Group Illustrated Talk: Why Trees Matter. With Tricia Moxey, covering what is a tree and how they are useful to us as well as other living organisms and why we need more of them. In St Andrews Church Hall, Halstead CO9 2LD. No need to book, £3 donation payable on the day
Saturday October 27th, 10am to noon. Pew Boot Sale in St Andrew's Church, Earls Colne. Pews £5 each, details from 07908138853. Refreshments available.
Saturday 27th October, 9.30am - 11.30am, Quality Jumble sale to be held at St Francis Church Hall, Colchester Rd, Halstead (opposite cemetery). Good quality clothing for all ages, bric-a-brac, household goods, etc. Free car parking. 20p admission. All proceeds to be donated to charity.
Wednesday 31 October. Wethersfield Floral Group Opening Evening, with Kellyann Pythian, Honeysuckle Flowers. She will be creating spectacular Halloween arrangements for us during the evening, all of which are raffled at the end of the night. 7.00 for 8.00pm, Wethersfield Village Hall, £8 for guests, which includes wine and light refreshments. Stalls in the Hall at the start of the evening, to start browsing for Christmas! Tickets available in advance from 01371 851422, or on the door on the night. Contact by e-mail broad.julia@yahoo.co.uk.
Wednesday 31st October, 6pm – 7pm. St Andrew’s Church, Earls Colne. Luminous. Let the light shine in the darkness. Refreshments – Crafts – Games – Fun. All Welcome Free Entry.
NOVEMBER
Saturday 3rd November from 10am. Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Event. Tower Trail 2018 at Layer Marney Tower, Layer Marney, Colchester C05 9US.
Join us for a 5 mile walk starting and finishing at England’s tallest Tudor Gatehouse with access to the grounds and adventure playground at Layer Marney Towers. The walk on the whole will be over fields and farmland in the beautiful surrounding countryside.
On Monday 5th November. Solar Society meeting, your local adult educational learning group in The Memorial Hall, Castle Hedingham. The talk given by Andrew Sankey will be ‘The History of the Cottage Garden’. The talk starts at 2.30pm and lasts for about 2 hours including a break for refreshments . Refreshments are free. All welcome. No membership fee. Entrance: £4.00. For more details contact Miles Scrivens 01787-469766 or Wanda Sellar 01787- 463459
Saturday 10th November 2018 from 1.30pm to 4pm. Wethersfield Remembers. Join us, Wethersfield Village Hall trustees, the Royal British Legion and Wethersfield History Group in commemorating the end of World War 1 in Wethersfield Village Hall.
Information and photos of the many local young men who lost their lives will be displayed plus archive photos of Wethersfield and surrounding areas. There will also be a display of childrens artwork and “Tommy” kindly loaned by the Finchingfield branch of the Royal British Legion. Stay awhile and enjoy tea, coffee and a slice or two of delicious home-made cake, with fairy cakes and squash for the children. £1 entrance fee payable on the door, children free. If you have any queries contact Margaret McCloud on 01371 850934 or by email cm.mm@btinternet.com
Saturday 10th November 2018. Table Top Sales in Aldham Village Hall (off A1124). Event starts at 10.30.am.
Entrance Free. Refreshments available also. If you would like to book a stall, please contact Anne on 01206 211624. Table hire is £5,00. Aldham Village Hall provides your table and seating. Very popular event, please book early to avoid disappointment.
Wednesday 14th November. Save the Date – Essex Police Rural Crime Awareness Day. The event is free to attend and will be at Slamseys Farm, Blackley Lane, Great Notley, Braintree, CM77 7QW,
open to visitors from 10am until 3pm. The Rural Crime Awareness Day will have something for everyone; farmers, businesses and also those living within rural locations. The aim of the event is to reduce rural crime by building stronger links with the rural and farming community, raise awareness of security measures and products. A number of companies and organisations will be exhibiting their products and services alongside police personnel and partners to provide crime prevention, security measures and personal safety advice. This will be the 5th Rural Crime Awareness Day hosted by Essex Police.
Tuesday 20th November 7:30pm. Essex Wildlife Trust Braintree Local Group Illustrated Talk: Summer Migrants. Bird ringer Barry Williams will be here to talk to us about the summer visitors that have now left us for the winter. Find out who has flown and where they have gone. Barry will also touch on some of the overseas birds already living in these destinations. In St Andrews Church Hall, Halstead CO9 2LD. No need to book, £3 donation payable on the day
Sunday 18th November, 10-3pm. SESAW CHRISTMAS FAIR at The Old School, Long Melford, CO10 9DX. Seasonal gifts and decorations, crafts, jewellery, glass, games and lots more. Big raffle and tombola. Snacks, refreshments, free parking. 50p adult entry. All proceeds to Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Reg.Charity No.1124029. Tables available, phone 01206 263269 to book
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November 2018. Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Event. Christmas Gift & Food Fair 2018 – Chelmsford at Chelmsford City Race Course from 10am.
Friday 30th November 2018, 3:30pm – 6:30pm. Christmas Fair at St Andrew’s Primary School, Bulmer, Sudbury, CO10 7EH. Everyone is welcome. Come along to our Christmas fair and buy Christmas gifts. There will be refreshments (inc beer and mulled wine), hot food and cake stall. An afternoon of fun for the children too. Gift stalls, Craft stalls, Games, Tombola, Raffle and not forgetting… Santa’s Grotto
DECEMBER
Sunday 2nd December. Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Event. Christmas Gift & Food Fair 2018 - Colchester at Firstsite, Colchester from 10am. We will be showcasing independent retailers who will stock a variety of items for Christmas including gifts, homeware, jewellery, art, books, toys, gourmet delights and much more.

 
Monthly Tea Dance, first Sunday of each month. Ballroom, Latin and modern sequence, 2.30 -5pm - £4. For further information phone Tony 07790 516580  
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 7th September - Ian House.
 
Takeley Fundraising Group Future Events for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity
Sunday 14th October 2018 – Soup ‘n’ Pud – Community Centre, South Road, Takeley.
Saturday 17th November 2018 – Takeley Christmas Bazaar – Silver Jubilee Hall, Takeley. We will be running the kitchen/toy stall and cake raffle.
Saturday 24th November 2018 – Party with entertainment by Ray Spiller – Silver Jubilee Hall, Takeley.
Friday 7th December 2018 – Christmas Light Up – Silver Jubilee Hall, Takeley.
Saturday 12th January 2019 – Quiz Night – Silver Jubilee Hall, Takeley.
For more details on any of the above events please contact Anne Farr on 01279 871145 or email anne.farr300@talktalk.net
EVENTS IN CASTLE HEDINGHAM
Filling Station. A monthly meeting of Bible teaching, singing and prayer- for anyone seeking an encounter with God, every fourth Thursday in the Memorial Hall, Castle Hedingham. 7.00 food is served. 7.30 start. No charge - but donations welcomed. Ring 01787 460203 for further information. September 27th. John and Ann Coles from London.
Fund raising event to raise money to decorate the Memorial Hall, Castle Hedingham on Friday October 12th. The Steeple Bumpstead Choir brings us an Evening of song. A mixed programme of different styles of music. Tickets are £10 - to include a Ploughman's Supper. Please get your tickets in advance. Ring 01787 463343 or 460203. 7.30 start. Please bring your own drink or visit the Club next door.
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
   

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