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Sunday
19th November 2017
10:00am
Wildlife Walk
Meet up with Braintree Wildlife Group at Abberton Reservoir for a bird walk. Starting at the visitor centre for 10 am, then moving to the causeway. Abberton plays host to many over-wintering wildfowl and some raptors too.
Tel: Abberton Reservoir Visitors Centre Team 01206 738172

Sunday
19th November 2017
10:00am
SESAW Christmas Fair
SESAW Christmas Fair, 10-3pm 19th November, The Old School, Long Melford, CO10 9DX. Huge selection for all the family and the pets. Big Raffle, Terrific Tombola, refreshments and free parking
Tel: Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare 01787210888

Sunday
19th November 2017
10:00am
SESAW Christmas Fair
SESAW Christmas Fair, 10-3pm 19th November, The Old School, Long Melford, CO10 9DX. Huge selection for all the family and the pets. Big Raffle, Terrific Tombola, refreshments and free parking
Tel: Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare 01787210888

Sunday
19th November 2017
10:00am
SESAW Christmas Fair
SESAW Christmas Fair, 10-3pm 19th November, The Old School, Long Melford, CO10 9DX. Huge selection for all the family and the pets. Big Raffle, Terrific Tombola, refreshments and free parking
Tel: Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare 01787210888

Sunday
19th November 2017
10:00am
SESAW Christmas Fair
SESAW Christmas Fair, 10-3pm 19th November, The Old School, Long Melford, CO10 9DX. Huge selection for all the family and the pets. Big Raffle, Terrific Tombola, refreshments and free parking
Tel: Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare 01787210888

Sunday
19th November 2017
10:00am
Bird walk at Abberton Reservoir
Essex Wildlife Trust (Braintree Group) meet at EWT Visitor Centre for a gentle stroll to look for raptors (birds of prey) and wildfowl. Non-members very welcome. Walk is free: admission charge to Centre for non-members. Abberton Reservoir, Church Road, Layer-de-la-Haye CO2 0EU. Map ref TL 962177
Tel: Tracey Kay. kay.tracey@yahoo.co.uk 07742 294358

Sunday
19th November 2017
6:30pm
Evening Praise at Leavenheath Village Hall
The St Matthews Music Group invite you all to join them in Leavenheath Village Hall for an evening of Modern Worship. Please feel free to join us for light refreshments after the service.
Tel: Jane 01206 263527 or Ken 01206 263958 01206 263488

Sunday
19th November 2017
7:00pm
Colchester Jazz Club
The Northside Jazz Band, are playing New Orleans Trad Jazz, at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Rd, Marks Tey. Doors open 7pm. Music from 7.45 - 10.30. Bar & Dancing. Members £8. Non members £10. visit. www,colchesterjazzclub.co.uk
Tel: Brian Grundy, 01206 540354,, Dave Bailey, 01206 330836

Monday
20th November 2017
2:00pm
Darby & Joan Club
At Pier avenue church Hall, Every Monday. Entertainment and refreshments. Everyone welcome. For more details contact
Tel: Hazel 01255 223240

Monday
20th November 2017
6:45pm
Brightlingsea Unicycle Club
Fancy trying a new sport come along and join the Unicycle Club every Monday Evening at the Scout Hall Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea, CO7 0JS Beginners to Experts. Ellie will teach you to ride our unicycles and then join in the fun and games and learn new tricks. £3.50 per session all ages welcome.
Tel: Ellie 01206 305097

Monday
20th November 2017
7:00pm
Frinton & Dist.Philatelic Society
Displays of anything but stamps.
Tel: Mick Carter 07702 862572

Monday
20th November 2017
7:15pm
Sing Out Loud
Enjoy Singing? Come and join our friendly sessions with guitar accompaniment to some familiar & some new songs. Men and women; all ages & singing abilities welcome; 20-80+. No need to audition or be able to read music. Colchester town location. Mon eves term time. info@sing-out-loud.co.uk
Tel: Karen Hughes 07853 132 633

Monday
20th November 2017
7:30pm
West Bergholt Gardener's Association
West Bergholt Gardener’s Association. Our monthly programme of talks continues with Matt Tanton Brown coming to talk to us about “Plants for Problem Places”. Non-members welcome - £3.00 on the door. 7.30pm, Orpen Hall, West Bergholt.
Tel: Terry 01206 241256

Tuesday
21st November 2017
9:45am
TENDRING ACTIVITY DAY
A great day out with three Speakers, side stalls selling home baking, preserves, eggs, Christmas handicrafts, cards, Christmas raffle. Refreshments and Lunches available, Groups very welcome. Please ring to reserve your seats for the speakers, and lunches. Ample parking.
Tel: Joan Gibbs 01255 851069

Tuesday
21st November 2017
10:00am
Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust
Coffee morning at the Railway Crossing Cottage, Station Approach, Frinton from 10am to noon. A warm welcome awaits you from the Tuesday morning volunteers who maintain the garden & cottage. Refreshments can be taken in the cosy cottage parlour if the weather is not conducive to sitting in the garden.
Tel: Brian 01255 861440

Tuesday
21st November 2017
10:30am
Support Group
For Bereaved, Divorced and Lonely Persons of All Ages - Meeting every Tuesday 10 - 30 -12.30 at Premier Inn Clacton. No Fee. Friendship, Outings, Speakers, Refreshments Please note this is for Single people only!
Tel:

Tuesday
21st November 2017
10:30am
Support Group
For Bereaved, Divorced and Lonely Persons of All Ages - Meeting every Tuesday 10 - 30 -12.30 at Premier Inn Clacton. No Fee. Friendship, Outings, Speakers, Refreshments Please note this is for Single people only!
Tel:

Tuesday
21st November 2017
6:00pm
Blow The Dust Off
If you love music and would like to play along with like-minded people then come to “Blow the Dust off”. It doesn’t matter what age you are or what standard you are, no qualifications necessary, just a love of playing, any instruments welcome! Tuesday evenings 6 - 7 pm Sam’s Hall, Imperial House,
Tel: Brenda Ellis 01255 223455

Tuesday
21st November 2017
6:15pm
The Hang Out Youth Club
For 11-18 year olds, Walton Community Centre, every Tuesday (During term time) 6.15pm - 7.30pm Years 7-8 7.45pm - 9pm Year 9+
Tel: Emily Rowland 07561 819235

Wednesday
22nd November 2017
2:15am
Walton Good Companions
This month we will be entertained by the Tendering Male Voice Choir we meet at the red triangle hall (y.m.c.a.)Portobello Road Walton
Tel: Eve Hooper 01255 8590678

Wednesday
22nd November 2017
10:30am
Brightlingsea Foodbank
We are in the Parish Hall, Brightlingsea every Wednesday, 10.30am to 12.30pm.Have you had a sudden life crisis? We can help by providing food parcels and directing you to appropriate help organisations. Free, impartial, confidential service. Covers surrounding areas.
Tel: Win or Frank 07970480968 24/7

Wednesday
22nd November 2017
11:15am
Holland Residents' Association - Tavern HOPPA
Live from Holland Haven to the Robin Hood area? This could be for you. A door to door trip to The Tavern for a Carvery for just £9.75. A chance to get out, make new friends & also 'grab a few bits' from the shops next door. Driven by Jon Tilbury, the Tavern HOPPA runs on 4th Weds of the month.
Tel: Essex Councillor Colin Sargeant 07541 321275

Wednesday
22nd November 2017
7:30pm
An Evening with Mike Dilger
AN EVENING WITH MIKE DILGER The Trials and Tribulations of a Wildlife Television Presenter Join BBC’s The One Show’s very own Mike Dilger at Writtle College, for a very special fundraising event in aid of Essex Wildlife Trust.
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust 01621 862 960

Wednesday
22nd November 2017
7:45pm
Sunday in the Park with George by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
'Sunday in the Park with George' is inspired by the painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the island of La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat. A complex work, with a lovely, wildly inventive score, the show revolves around a fictionalised Seurat, immersed in a single-minded concentration while painting.£13
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Thursday
23rd November 2017
10:30am
Support Group
For Bereaved, Divorced and Lonely Persons of All Ages - Meeting every Thursday 10.30 - 12 noon at Cadows, opposite Waterglade Business Retail Park, Clacton. No Fee. Friendship, Outings, Speakers, Refreshments, In our 16th year! Please note this is for Single people only!
Tel:

Thursday
23rd November 2017
10:30am
Support Group
For Bereaved, Divorced and Lonely Persons of All Ages - Meeting every Thursday 10.30 - 12 noon at Cadows, opposite Waterglade Business Retail Park, Clacton. No Fee. Friendship, Outings, Speakers, Refreshments, In our 16th year! Please note this is for Single people only!
Tel:

Thursday
23rd November 2017
7:00pm
Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust
Fund-raising supper evening at "The Red Lion", Kirby-Le-Soken. The meal will be followed by a short slide show of historic local scenes. 7pm for 7.30pm. £18 per head. Booking essential:- e/mail secretary@fwheritage.co.uk or phone
Tel: Linda or Brian 01255 852993 or 01255 861440

Thursday
23rd November 2017
7:45pm
Sunday in the Park with George by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
'Sunday in the Park with George' is inspired by the painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the island of La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat. A complex work, with a lovely, wildly inventive score, the show revolves around a fictionalised Seurat, immersed in a single-minded concentration while painting. £13
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
24th November 2017
9:45am
Trinity Methodist Church
Coffee Morning with stalls, books, Bric a Brac, Cosmetics etc. Tea, Coffee, Teacakes and Bacon Rolls.
Tel: Debbie West 01255 814919

Friday
24th November 2017
9:45am
Trinity Methodist Church
Coffee Morning with stalls, books, Bric a Brac, Cosmetics etc. Tea, Coffee, Teacakes and Bacon Rolls.
Tel: Debbie West 01255 814919

Friday
24th November 2017
2:30pm
Ladies Shrub End Guild
The speaker at the next Guild meeting will be Dr. Jane Pearson talking about 'Marks Hall: Decline and Fall of a Jacobean Mansion '. We meet at Shrub End Social Centre, Shrub End Road 2:15pm for a 2:30 start.Visitors always welcome. The Christmas Party is on Friday 8th December 3:00pm.
Tel: Jill 01206 271797

Friday
24th November 2017
7:45pm
Sunday in the Park with George by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
'Sunday in the Park with George' is inspired by the painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the island of La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat. A complex work, with a lovely, wildly inventive score, the show revolves around a fictionalised Seurat, immersed in a single-minded concentration while painting. £13
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
24th November 2017
8:00pm
Western Nights Country Music Dance
Country Music Duo 'Rancher' are at our Monthly Country Music Dance held at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, Marks Tey, CO6 1EJ. Doors open 7pm. Music from 8pm. Dance floor for Freestyle and Line Dancing. Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks and Rolls available. No Bar, Raffle, Entrance £6.
Tel: Tel: Wendy 07940 546532, Lyn 07715 881579, Kenny 07516 033855, .

Friday
24th November 2017
8:00pm
Western Nights Country Music Dance
Country Music Duo 'Rancher' are at our Monthly Country Music Dance held at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, Marks Tey, CO6 1EJ. Doors open 7pm. Music from 8pm. Dance floor for Freestyle and Line Dancing. Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks and Rolls available. No Bar, Raffle, Entrance £6.
Tel: Tel: Wendy 07940 546532, Lyn 07715 881579, Kenny 07516 033855, .

Friday
24th November 2017
8:00pm
Western Nights Country Music Dance
Country Music Duo 'Rancher' are at our Monthly Country Music Dance held at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, Marks Tey, CO6 1EJ. Doors open 7pm. Music from 8pm. Dance floor for Freestyle and Line Dancing. Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks and Rolls available. No Bar, Raffle, Entrance £6.
Tel: Tel: Wendy 07940 546532, Lyn 07715 881579, Kenny 07516 033855,

Friday
24th November 2017
8:00pm
Western Nights Country Music Dance
Country Music Duo 'Rancher' are at our Monthly Country Music Dance held at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, Marks Tey, CO6 1EJ. Doors open 7pm. Music from 8pm. Dance floor for Freestyle and Line Dancing. Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks and Rolls available. No Bar, Raffle, Entrance £6.
Tel: Tel: Wendy 07940 546532, Lyn 07715 881579, Kenny 07516 033855,

Friday
24th November 2017
8:00pm
Western Nights Country Music Dance
Country Music Duo 'Rancher' are at our Monthly Country Music Dance held at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, Marks Tey, CO6 1EJ. Doors open 7pm. Music from 8pm. Dance floor for Freestyle and Line Dancing. Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks and Rolls available. No Bar, Raffle, Entrance £6.
Tel: Tel: Wendy 07940 546532, Lyn 07715 881579, Kenny 07516 033855,

Friday
24th November 2017
8:00pm
Western Nights Country Music Dance
Country Music Duo 'Rancher' are at our Monthly Country Music Dance held at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, Marks Tey, CO6 1EJ. Doors open 7pm. Music from 8pm. Dance floor for Freestyle and Line Dancing. Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks and Rolls available. No Bar, Raffle, Entrance £6.
Tel: Tel: Wendy 07940 546532, Lyn 07715 881579, Kenny 07516 033855, .

Friday
24th November 2017
8:00pm
Western Nights Country Music Dance
Country Music Duo 'Rancher' are at our Monthly Country Music Dance held at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, Marks Tey, CO6 1EJ. Doors open 7pm. Music from 8pm. Dance floor for Freestyle and Line Dancing. Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks and Rolls available. No Bar, Raffle, Entrance £6.
Tel: Tel: Wendy 07940 546532, Lyn 07715 881579, Kenny 07516 033855, .

Saturday
25th November 2017
9:30am
St. John's Church Christmas Coffee Morning
All are welcome to our monthly coffee morning at St. John's Church hall in Gt. Clacton. This month is a special Christmas one with crafts, homemade cakes, books and a 'New' stall as well as Christmas cards and gifts. We will be open until 12.30 and will be serving filled rolls for lunch.
Tel: Stephanie 01255 475139

Saturday
25th November 2017
9:30am
Christmas Fayre With A Difference
Trinity Methodist Church, Pier Avenue, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1NJ are holding their Christmas Fayre with a difference. Christmas activities for the children, Cakes, Mulled Wine and Mince Pies, Bacon Rolls, Tea and Coffee.
Tel: Debbie West 01255 814919

Saturday
25th November 2017
9:30am
Christmas Fayre With A Difference
Trinity Methodist Church, Pier Avenue, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1NJ are holding their Christmas Fayre with a difference. Christmas activities for the children, Cakes, Mulled Wine and Mince Pies, Bacon Rolls, Tea and Coffee.
Tel: Debbie West 01255 814919

Saturday
25th November 2017
9:30am
Christmas Fayre With A Difference
Trinity Methodist Church, Pier Avenue, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1NJ are holding their Christmas Fayre with a difference. Christmas activities for the children, Cakes, Mulled Wine and Mince Pies, Bacon Rolls, Tea and Coffee.
Tel: Debbie West 01255 814919

Saturday
25th November 2017
10:00am
Optics Day
Are you just starting out birdwatching and don't know where to begin, looking to upgrade those old binoculars or thinking about getting your first telescope? Come along to Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre and let our friendly Optics Team help and advise you.
Tel: Abberton Reservoir Visitors Centre Team 01206 738172

Saturday
25th November 2017
10:00am
Non-native invasive species-identification and control
This course will enable you to competently identify the most abundant and problematic non-native invasive species in the UK in a thought provoking and interactive session. £30 requested donation.
Tel: Abberton Reservoir Visitors Centre Team 01206 738172

Saturday
25th November 2017
10:00am
Coffee Morning At The Royal British Legion
The Brightlingsea Branch of Foresters Friendly Society invite you to The RBL, Sydney Street, Brightlingsea, (10am to Noon) to support The Association of Air Ambulances Charity. One of the oldest organisations in Brightlingsea, formed in 1864, we will have various historic forestric items on display
Tel: Ashley Stammers 01206 211391

Saturday
25th November 2017
10:00am
Naze Craft Fayre Weekend.
Craft fayre at the Naze Visitor centre. We have many local crafts people selling a variety of handmade goods from jewellery, needlecraft, cards, wooden giftware, paintings and a much more. Come and have a browse, maybe find a few Christmas gifts. 2 day
Tel: naze@essexwt.org.uk 01255 679379

Saturday
25th November 2017
10:00am
Markets4Mums baby and children's market
Stanway Community Centre, Villa Road CO3 0RH. Saturday 25th November10am-12pm £1 entry for adults. Refreshments available and free parking on-site.
Tel: Sarah Baxter 07877159442

Saturday
25th November 2017
10:00am
Markets4Mums baby and children's market
Stanway Community Centre, Villa Road CO3 0RH. Saturday 25th November10am-12pm £1 entry for adults. Refreshments available and free parking on-site.
Tel: Sarah Baxter 07877159442

Saturday
25th November 2017
10:30am
Table Top Sale
Table Top Sale at Aldham Village Hall off 1124 Halstead road Free entry, Tea Coffee available. contact Anne for Booking a Table £5 per Table 01206211624
Tel: Anne 01206211624

Saturday
25th November 2017
12:00pm
Copford School Christmas Fayre
*Santa's Grotto, Lucky Dip, Face Painting* Lots of Games for all ages* BBQ, Fresh Crepes and cakes* Craft tables and Secret Santa Room so that children can buy and make gifts for their grown ups! * Gift stalls including The Body Shop, Usborne Books, Handmade Wooden Homewares and more.
Tel: Donna newnan 07552382922

Saturday
25th November 2017
2:30pm
Sunday in the Park with George by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
'Sunday in the Park with George' is inspired by the painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the island of La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat. A complex work, with a lovely, wildly inventive score, the show revolves around a fictionalised Seurat, immersed in a single-minded concentration while painting.£13
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
25th November 2017
3:30pm
MESSY CHURCH
All families are invited to come and enjoy messy fun craft, games and a simple meal together. Join us at Wivenhoe Methodist Church on The Avenue near the Co-op. The fun starts at 3.30pm until 5.15pm. Messy Church is on the last Saturday of every month. We ask that all children are accompanied.
Tel: Jenny 01206822687

Saturday
25th November 2017
7:00pm
East Anglia - a musical miscellany @Boxted hub
Folk duo Silbury Hill present an evening of music inspired by the landscape, folklore & heritage of East Anglia at the Boxted Community Hub. Original, thoughtful and fun evening £5.50 includes welcome nibbles and 2 hour show. bar available. more info www.silburyhill.net
Tel: Scott Dolling 01206 273886

Saturday
25th November 2017
7:00pm
St James' Quiz Evening & Supper
Give your little grey cells a workout and share some laughs with friends at another of our popular Quizzes at St James' church. Jacket potato supper with choice of 3 fillings. £8 per person. Max 6 per table. Booking desirable. Sign up at church or by phone. Bring own drinks & nibbles.
Tel: Linda 01206 306365

Saturday
25th November 2017
7:30pm
Old Curiosity Shop
Professional production of The Old Curiosity Shop Great Bromley Village Hall Saturday 25 November 7.30pm Tickets £12 Refreshments available
Tel: experiencetickets.co.uk 07807341364

Saturday
25th November 2017
7:45pm
Sunday in the Park with George by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
'Sunday in the Park with George' is inspired by the painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the island of La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat. A complex work, with a lovely, wildly inventive score, the show revolves around a fictionalised Seurat, immersed in a single-minded concentration while painting. £13
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
25th November 2017
8:00pm
St Michael's Church Concert
Celebrating the feast of Saint Cecilia. Music performed by Saxology, Pianist Peter Thorne, Singers Andrew Bain and Fiona Baines. Featuring "Stabat Mater" by Pergolesi and other Classical, Folk and Jazz music. Bar available at interval. At St Michael's Church, High Street, Thorpe-le-Soken. Tickets £10
Tel: 07957 266621 OR 01255 675959

Sunday
26th November 2017
10:00am
Christmas Fayre
Lots of stalls plus Raffle, Tombola, Lucky Dip, Local crafts, Cakes and Refreshments. Enjoy a fun filled festive family day out while helping to support your local cat and dog rehoming centre. 10am - 3:30pm. Weeley Village Hall, Clacton Rd, CO16 9DH
Tel: National Animal Welfare Trust 01255 860062

Sunday
26th November 2017
10:00am
Christmas Fayre
Lots of stalls plus Raffle, Tombola, Lucky Dip, Local crafts, Cakes and Refreshments. Enjoy a fun filled festive family day out while helping to support your local cat and dog rehoming centre. 10am - 3:30pm. Weeley Village Hall, Clacton Rd, CO16 9DH
Tel: National Animal Welfare Trust 01255 860062

Sunday
26th November 2017
10:00am
Christmas Fayre
Lots of stalls plus Raffle, Tombola, Lucky Dip, Local crafts, Cakes and Refreshments. Enjoy a fun filled festive family day out while helping to support your local cat and dog rehoming centre. 10am - 3:30pm. Weeley Village Hall, Clacton Rd, CO16 9DH
Tel: Nationl Animal Welfare Trust 01255 860062

Sunday
26th November 2017
10:00am
Christmas Craft Fair, Tolleshunt Knights Village hall
Come along to our very popular craft fair, entrance is 50p per person, we have lots of various stalls and refreshments available all day. If you would like a table to sell your crafts please contact us, email tkvillagehall@btinternet.com, cost per table is only £10.00, table supplied.
Tel: Sue 07591 939219

Sunday
26th November 2017
10:30am
Get Cycling - 'Cycle Sunday' to Clacton Pier & Back
Join a leisurely cycle from the Brighton Road/Kings Parade junction along the National Cycle Route 150 as part of the Holland Residents' Association's campaign for a separate cycle path. Sundays: 26th Nov, 17th Dec, 21st Jan, then 4th Sunday of the month. All considerate cyclists welcome.
Tel: Dave Morgan or Colin Sargeant 07549 007380 or 07541 321275

Sunday
26th November 2017
11:00am
Christmas and Craft Fair
Shabby Chic gifts, Stained Glass decor, Jewellery, Christmas cakes, Floral Christmas wreaths & Table Centres, Rag Wreaths, Usborne Books, Cards, Plants. Raffle, Tea & Coffee. Come along and get bespoke Christmas gifts and decor at very affordable prices! FRATING MEMORIAL HALL, CO7 7DJ
Tel: Sue Critchley 01206 251459

Sunday
26th November 2017
12:00pm
Naze History Walk
Come and join, a local history enthusiast to learn about The Naze and its fascinating military past. The walk is approximately a 1 mile circular route with no steep slopes or steps although comfortable footwear is recommended. Suggested donation £5.00 Booking essential
Tel: naze@essexwt.org.uk 01255 679379

Sunday
26th November 2017
3:00pm
Winter Warmer
Come to St James Church, Brightlingsea for an afternoon of beautiful music with Clacton Concert Orchestra and carols from St James’ Singers. The concert “Winter Warmer” is a perfect way to start the festive season. Tickets £8.00 (accompanied children free) 01255223455 or on the door on the day
Tel: Brenda Ellis 01255 223455

Sunday
26th November 2017
3:00pm
Pastor Robert Members & Friends
Look forward to seeing you. Christmas presentation by the children's rainbow theatre company. The story of Christmas in song & word. Please make a note in your diary & come along. See you there.
Tel: 01255 679967

Sunday
26th November 2017
6:00pm
Colchester Chamber Choir concert Simple Gifts
The acclaimed Colchester Chamber Choir returns to the Moot Hall for an evening of captivating American choral music to celebrate Thanksgiving, with Aaron Copland's hugely popular Old American Songs. Music with great tunes and rhythms, featuring 19 year old prize winning pianist, Toby Hession
Tel: info@colchesterchamberchoir.org 01206 820813

Sunday
26th November 2017
7:00pm
Colchester Jazz Club
George Tidiman's New Orleans All Stars, are playing New Orleans Trad Jazz, at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Rd, Marks Tey. Doors open 7 pm Music from 7.45 - 10.30. Bar & Dancing. Members £8. Non members £10. visit www.colchesterjazzclub.co.uk
Tel: Brian Grundy, 01206 540354,, Dave Bailey, 01206 330836

Monday
27th November 2017
2:00pm
Darby & Joan Club
At Pier avenue church Hall, Every Monday. Entertainment and refreshments. Everyone welcome. For more details contact
Tel: Hazel 01255 223240

Monday
27th November 2017
2:30pm
Bethany Bereavement Cafe
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 2:30 - 3:30pm. You are invited to join us for a chance to chat with others who are at different stages of coping with loss. Bereavement Team Members on hand. St John's Church Hall, Gt Clacton (behind the shops on North Road)
Tel: John 01255 430701

Monday
27th November 2017
2:30pm
Bethany Bereavement Cafe
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 2:30 - 3:30pm. You are invited to join us for a chance to chat with others who are at different stages of coping with loss. Bereavement Team Members on hand. St John's Church Hall, Gt Clacton (behind the shops on North Road)
Tel: John 01255 430701

Monday
27th November 2017
2:30pm
Bethany Bereavement Cafe
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 2:30 - 3:30pm. You are invited to join us for a chance to chat with others who are at different stages of coping with loss. Bereavement Team Members on hand. St John's Church Hall, Gt Clacton (behind the shops on North Road)
Tel: John 01255 430701

Monday
27th November 2017
6:45pm
BRIGHTLINGSEA UNICYCLE CLUB
Fancy trying a new sport come along and join the Unicycle Club every Monday Evening at the Scout Hall Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea,CO7 0JS Beginners to Experts Ellie will teach you to ride our unicycles and then join in the fun and games and learn new tricks. £3.50 per session all ages welcome.
Tel: Ellie 01206305097

Monday
27th November 2017
6:45pm
BRIGHTLINGSEA UNICYCLE CLUB
Fancy trying a new sport come along and join the Unicycle Club every Monday Evening at the Scout Hall Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea,CO7 0JS Beginners to Experts Ellie will teach you to ride our unicycles and then join in the fun and games and learn new tricks. £3.50 per session all ages welcome.
Tel: Ellie 01206305097

Monday
27th November 2017
7:15pm
Sing Out Loud
Enjoy Singing? Come and join our friendly sessions with guitar accompaniment to some familiar & some new songs. Men and women; all ages & singing abilities welcome; 20-80+. No need to audition or be able to read music. Colchester town location. Mon eves term time. info@sing-out-loud.co.uk
Tel: Karen Hughes 07853 132 633

Tuesday
28th November 2017
6:00pm
Blow The Dust Off
If you love music and would like to play along with like-minded people then come to “Blow the Dust off”. It doesn’t matter what age you are or what standard you are, no qualifications necessary, just a love of playing, any instruments welcome! Tuesday evenings 6 - 7 pm Sam’s Hall, Imperial House,
Tel: Brenda Ellis 01255 223455

Tuesday
28th November 2017
6:15pm
The Hang Out Youth Club
For 11-18 year olds, Walton Community Centre, every Tuesday (During term time) 6.15pm - 7.30pm Years 7-8 7.45pm - 9pm Year 9+
Tel: Emily Rowland 07561 819235

Wednesday
29th November 2017
10:30am
Brightlingsea Foodbank
We are in the Parish Hall, Brightlingsea, every Wednesday,10.30am to 12.30pm. Have you had a sudden life crisis? We can help by providing free food parcels and directing you to appropriate help organisations. Free, impartial, confidential service. Covers surrounding areas.
Tel: Win or Frank 07970480968 24/7

Wednesday
29th November 2017
11:00am
Christmas Craft Fayre
At Rowhedge Village Hall, Rectory Rd CO5 7HX. Over 30 crafters attending, good mix of stalls. Christmas Tea Room selling homemade soups and cakes, fresh filled rolls. Christmas Raffle to be drawn at close of day. Free entry and parking. Closes at 4.00pm
Tel: Yvonne Gibbs 07780 923 688

Wednesday
29th November 2017
8:00pm
ICENI CLUB
Our social club is for divorced, separated, widowed & singles. We hold dances, lunches, evening meals, badminton & coach trips together with great social nights. Our next Newcomers Night will be held at the Cricketers Pub. For more info ring Peter or www.iceniclub.co.uk
Tel: Peter 07982431643

Wednesday
29th November 2017
8:00pm
ICENI CLUB
Our social club is for divorced, separated, widowed & singles. We hold dances, lunches, evening meals, badminton & coach trips together with great social nights. Our next Newcomers Night will be held at the Cricketers Pub. For more info ring Peter or www.iceniclub.co.uk
Tel: Peter 07982431643

Wednesday
29th November 2017
8:00pm
ICENI CLUB
Our social club is for divorced, separated, widowed & singles. We hold dances, lunches, evening meals, badminton & coach trips together with great social nights. Our next Newcomers Night will be held at the Cricketers Pub. For more info ring Peter or www.iceniclub.co.uk
Tel: Peter 07982431643

Wednesday
29th November 2017
8:00pm
ICENI CLUB
Our social club is for divorced, separated, widowed & singles. We hold dances, lunches, evening meals, badminton & coach trips together with great social nights. Our next Newcomers Night will be held at the Cricketers Pub. For more info ring Peter or www.iceniclub.co.uk
Tel: Peter 07982431643

Thursday
30th November 2017
10:00am
Support Group
For Bereaved, Divorced and Lonely Persons of All Ages - Meeting every Thursday 10 - 12 noon at Cadows, opposite Waterglade Business Retail Park, Clacton. No Fee. Friendship, Outings, Speakers, Refreshments, In our 16th year! Please note this is for Single people only!
Tel:

Thursday
30th November 2017
10:00am
Read House Christmas Bazaar
In the Day Centre at Read House, 23 The Esplanade, Frinton from 10am to 12pm. New and used gifts, jewellery, cakes, raffle, tombola etc. Tea, coffee and mince pies. All proceeds towards Read House residents' amenities fund.
Tel: Janet Plant 01255 673654

Thursday
30th November 2017
10:30am
Support Group
For Bereaved, Divorced and Lonely Persons of All Ages - Meeting every Thursday 10.30 - 12 noon at Cadows, opposite Waterglade Business Retail Park, Clacton. No Fee. Friendship, Outings, Speakers, Refreshments, In our 16th year! Please note this is for Single people only!
Tel:

Thursday
30th November 2017
10:30am
Support Group
For Bereaved, Divorced and Lonely Persons of All Ages - Meeting every Thursday 10.30 - 12 noon at Cadows, opposite Waterglade Business Retail Park, Clacton. No Fee. Friendship, Outings, Speakers, Refreshments, In our 16th year! Please note this is for Single people only!
Tel:

Thursday
30th November 2017
10:30am
Support Group
For Bereaved, Divorced and Lonely Persons of All Ages - Meeting every Thursday 10.30 - 12 noon at Cadows, opposite Waterglade Business Retail Park, Clacton. No Fee. Friendship, Outings, Speakers, Refreshments, In our 16th year! Please note this is for Single people only!
Tel:

Thursday
30th November 2017
2:00pm
Holland Hub Social Club
Thursday's every fortnight at St Bartholomew's Church Hall, Holland on Sea, 2pm-4pm, all welcome. www.barts.org.uk
Tel: Julie 01255 813212

Friday
01st December 2017
5:30am
Thorpe Christmas Festival
New look Late Night shopping, Santa's Parade, Street Stalls,Free entertainment, Art Exhibition and Angel Display.The High Street road is officially closed to all traffic from 5.45-8pm. Pubs and Restaurants open some with entertainment. See Thorpe Festival Trust facebook page for what's where & when
Tel: Gill 01255 860386

Friday
01st December 2017
5:30am
Thorpe Christmas Festival
New look Late Night shopping, Santa's Parade, Street Stalls,Free entertainment, Art Exhibition and Angel Display.The High Street road is officially closed to all traffic from 5.45-8pm. Pubs and Restaurants open some with entertainment. See Thorpe Festival Trust facebook page for what's where & when
Tel: Gill 01255 860386

Friday
01st December 2017
4:00pm
Late Night Christmas Craft Fair
Brightlingsea YMCA, High Street. Wide range of arts, crafts and gifts. Refreshments. Free entry. Friday 1 December 4-9pm.
Tel: 01206 683584

Friday
01st December 2017
7:30pm
An Evening With Essential Sounds
A Big band with a modern twist. Commencing at 7.30pm An evening of superb live music in the comfortable surroundings of the Frinton Free Church, Connaught Avenue CO13 9PW Price £6 per ticket obtainable from the Free Church Office CO13 9PW Or online www.frintonfree.com/book
Tel: Free Church Office 01255 679585

Friday
01st December 2017
7:30pm
An Evening With Essential Sounds
A Big band with a modern twist. Friday 1st December 2017, Commencing at 7.30pm. An evening of superb live music in the comfortable surroundings of the Frinton Free Church, Connaught Avenue CO13 9PW. Price £6 per ticket obtainable from the Free Church Office CO13 9PW Or online www.frintonfree.com/book
Tel: Free Church Office 01255 679585

Friday
01st December 2017
7:45pm
Colchester Organ Society
Joanne Naulls will be playing live keyboard music to suit all tastes.Thomas Lord Audley School,Monkwick Avenue,Colchester,CO28NJ.£4.members,£6 non members.Ample parking in school grounds,refreshments and raffle.Free one off entry for two non members with this advert.
Tel: Alan Pilgrim alanwpilgrim@tiscali.co.uk 01787 269458

Saturday
02nd December 2017
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
Local produce, meat, apple juice, shortbread, honey, cakes, bread, quiche, scones. Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, cards, jewellery, pottery, teddy bears, haberdashery, photography, plants, logs/kindling, Christmas Gifts and more. Cafe serving tea/coffee, sausage and bacon baps. Free admission.
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
02nd December 2017
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
Local produce, meat, apple juice, shortbread, honey, cakes, bread, quiche, scones. Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, cards, jewellery, pottery, teddy bears, haberdashery, photography, plants, logs/kindling, Christmas Gifts and more. Cafe serving tea/coffee, sausage and bacon baps. Free admission.
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
02nd December 2017
9:00am
Alresford Craft And Farmers Market
Local produce, meat, apple juice, shortbread, honey, cakes, bread, quiche, scones. Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, cards, jewellery, pottery, teddy bears, haberdashery, photography, plants, logs/kindling, Christmas Gifts and more. Cafe serving tea/coffee, sausage and bacon baps. Free admission.
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
02nd December 2017
9:00am
Alresford Craft And Farmers Market
Local produce, meat, apple juice, shortbread, honey, cakes, bread, quiche, scones. Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, cards, jewellery, pottery, teddy bears, haberdashery, photography, plants, logs/kindling, Christmas Gifts and more. Cafe serving tea/coffee, sausage and bacon baps. Free admission.
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
02nd December 2017
9:00am
Alresford Craft And Farmers Market
Local produce, meat, apple juice, shortbread, honey, cakes, bread, quiche, scones. Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, cards, jewellery, pottery, teddy bears, haberdashery, photography, plants, logs/kindling, Christmas Gifts and more. Cafe serving tea/coffee, sausage and bacon baps. Free admission.
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
02nd December 2017
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
Local produce, meat, apple juice, shortbread, honey, cakes, bread, quiche, scones. Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, cards, jewellery, pottery, teddy bears, haberdashery, photography, plants, logs/kindling, Christmas Gifts and more. Cafe serving tea/coffee, sausage and bacon baps. Free admission.
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
02nd December 2017
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
Local produce, meat, apple juice, shortbread, honey, cakes, bread, quiche, scones. Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, cards, jewellery, pottery, teddy bears, haberdashery, photography, plants, logs/kindling, Christmas Gifts and more. Cafe serving tea/coffee, sausage and bacon baps. Free admission.
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
02nd December 2017
10:00am
Friends Of The West Cliff Theatre
Christmas coffee morning at the theatre, Tower road, Clacton-on-Sea. Various stall, father Christmas, annual draw prize giving. All welcome, free admission.
Tel: Heather Lloyd 01255 689232

Saturday
02nd December 2017
10:00am
Friends Of The West Cliff Theatre
Christmas coffee morning at the theatre, Tower road, Clacton-on-Sea. Various stall, father Christmas, annual draw prize giving. All welcome, free admission.
Tel: Heather Lloyd 01255 689232

Saturday
02nd December 2017
10:00am
Christmas crafts
Drop in anytime between 10am and 2pm and make some simple festive crafts to take home. £4 per child. Any age welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. No need to book just arrive! Craft will take approx. 1 hour so please bare this in mind when planning your day
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Saturday
02nd December 2017
10:00am
Wreath Making At The Naze
Come and try your hand at making your own green wreath. Materials supplied includes: Base, greenery, cones & ribbons. You may bring any other materials to add. Booking essential. Cost depends on size of wreath, £5.00 small, £8.00 medium, £10.00 Large.
Tel: naze@essexwt.org.uk 01255 679379

Saturday
02nd December 2017
10:00am
Christmas Market
Christmas Market - St Bartholomew's Church, Frinton Road, Holland on Sea. Bargains and Christmas gifts, cakes and other goodies.
Tel: Jan Vaughan 01255 428000

Saturday
02nd December 2017
10:30am
Nayland Christmas Fayre
Fun for all the family: Father Christmas, musical entertainment by Nayland Primary School, traditional stalls, festive goodies, mulled wine, fabulous food, raffle, Tombola etc. Great atmosphere. Free entry. 10.30-1pm Nayland Village Hall CO6 4JH
Tel: Chris 01206 621

Saturday
02nd December 2017
11:00am
Messing Christmas Market
11-2 In Village Hall HomeMade Bread & Bakes, Preserves, Cakes, Needlecraft & Jewellery, Amanda Button Chocolates, Totham Bangers & Bacon, Neils Yard Cosmetics & Toiletries, EcoMarket Recycled Goods, Usborne Books, Book Folding, Art, Childrens Table, Phoenix Cards, Kids Tombola, Teas, Bacon Butties
Tel: Carol Baxter 01621 815750

Saturday
02nd December 2017
11:00am
Christmas Fayre
Come along to Walton Pre schools fantastic Christmas Fayre and meet Santa. Lots of stalls including tombola, raffle, craft, games and hot food. Saturday 2nd Dec 2017 11.00 - 3.00.
Tel: Jackie 01255 672189

Saturday
02nd December 2017
11:00am
Messing Christmas Market
11-2 In Village Hall HomeMade Bread & Bakes, Preserves, Cakes, Needlecraft & Jewellery, Amanda Button Chocolates, Totham Bangers & Bacon, Neils Yard Cosmetics & Toiletries, EcoMarket Recycled Goods, Usborne Books, Book Folding, Art, Childrens Table, Phoenix Cards, Kids Tombola, Teas, Bacon Butties
Tel: Carol Baxter 01621 815750

Saturday
02nd December 2017
11:00am
Christmas Tree Festival
Over 30 trees decorated in all manner of styles by local families and groups will be on display at St Mary's Church, Kelvedon on Sat 2nd December (11am - 6pm) and Sun 3rd December (11am - 5pm). Entertainment and refreshments throughout the weekend plus Christmas stall and children's competition.
Tel: Simon 01376 571436

Saturday
02nd December 2017
11:30am
Bishop William Ward primary school Christmas Fayre
Christmas Fayre 11.30-2.00. Santa's grotto, tea, cake, bbq, Christmas games, Christmas gifts and crafts, mistletoe, raffle, face painting. Lots of fun and games at Great Horkesley primary school.
Tel: Julie 07787542562

Saturday
02nd December 2017
2:00pm
Christmas Bazaar
Make an early start to Brightlingsea's Christmas Shopping afternoon by calling in at our Bazaar in St James' church. Snap up bargains at our stalls - cakes, gifts, books, cards. Grand draw, tombola & refreshments. Church will stay open until 5 pm. Come and see our tree!
Tel: Linda 01206 306365

Saturday
02nd December 2017
7:00pm
Castomime 2
It's panto time - O yes it is! Creative Amateur Stage Theatre will be presenting their Christmas show "Castomime 2" - at the Public Hall, Holland-on-Sea; on Saturday 2nd December at 7.00pm (doors open at 6.30pm) Tickets: £7.00 include seasonal refreshments. C.A.S.T. supports Macmillan and EACH.
Tel: John Williams 01255 850996

Saturday
02nd December 2017
7:00pm
Castomime 2
Creative Amateur Stage Theatre are presenting our Panto' Sequel - "the honeymoon is over!" O yes we are! on Saturday 2nd December at 7.00pm (doors open at 6.30pm) - at Public Hall, Holland-on-Sea. Tickets: Adults £7.00 Children £3.00 - incl. seasonal refreshments. CAST - supports Macmillan & EACH.
Tel: John Williams 01255 850996

Saturday
02nd December 2017
7:00pm
Leavenheath Village Hall Cinema
Christmas film for December is 'Beauty & the Beast'. Family Musical starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans Be our guest. Coffee, tea, beer, wine and light refreshments available before the film. Ice creams are available at the interval. Christmas Raffle, Mulled Wine & mince pies.etc
Tel: Lesley 01206 262505 or Ken 01206 263266 01206 263488 or reserve your seat online at www.leavenheath.org.uk

Saturday
02nd December 2017
7:00pm
Leavenheath Village Hall Cinema
Our December film will be:- Beauty and the Beast. A family, fantasy, musical starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Kevin Kline. This is our Christmas film with raffle etc. Please telephone or reserve your seats online at www.leavenheath.org.uk Film starts 1930hrs
Tel: Lesley 01206 262505 or Ken 01206 263266 01206 263488

Saturday
02nd December 2017
7:30pm
Christmas is coming with Clacton Choral!
Mulled wine,mince pies,organ music,solo voices and Christmas carols all alongside Puccini's famous 'Messa di Gloria'.Special items from Peter Thorne and Gilli Dulieu Musical Director. St James' Church, Tower Road,Clacton on Sea, with new comfy chairs.Tickets £10 in advance from Debbie and on door
Tel: Debbie 01255 221511

Saturday
02nd December 2017
7:30pm
Christmas is coming with Clacton Choral
Mulled wine,mince pies,organ music,solo voices and Christmas carols all alongside Puccini's famous 'Messa di Gloria'.Special items by Peter Thorne and Gilli Dulieu Musical Director. St James' Church,Tower Road, Clacton on Sea,with new comfy chairs. Tickets £10 in advance from Debbie and on the door
Tel: Debbie Taylor 01255 221511

Saturday
02nd December 2017
7:30pm
Christmas Is Coming With Clacton Choral!
Mulled wine,mince pies,organ music,solo voices and Christmas carols all alongside Puccini's famous 'Messa di Gloria'.Special items from Peter Thorne and Gilli Dulieu Musical Director. St James' Church, Tower Road,Clacton on Sea, with new comfy chairs.Tickets £10 in advance from Debbie and on door
Tel: Debbie 01255 221511

Saturday
02nd December 2017
7:30pm
Christmas Is Coming With Clacton Choral!
Mulled wine,mince pies,organ music,solo voices and Christmas carols all alongside Puccini's famous 'Messa di Gloria'.Special items from Peter Thorne and Gilli Dulieu Musical Director. St James' Church, Tower Road,Clacton on Sea, with new comfy chairs.Tickets £10 in advance from Debbie and on door
Tel: Debbie 01255 221511

Saturday
02nd December 2017
7:30pm
Christmas Is Coming With Clacton Choral!
Mulled wine,mince pies,organ music,solo voices and Christmas carols all alongside Puccini's famous 'Messa di Gloria'.Special items from Peter Thorne and Gilli Dulieu Musical Director. St James' Church, Tower Road,Clacton on Sea, with new comfy chairs.Tickets £10 in advance from Debbie and on door
Tel: Debbie 01255 221511

Saturday
02nd December 2017
7:30pm
Christmas is coming with Clacton Choral
Mulled wine,mince pies,organ music,solo voices and Christmas carols all alongside Puccini's famous 'Messa di Gloria'.Special items by Peter Thorne and Gilli Dulieu Musical Director. St James' Church,Tower Road, Clacton on Sea,with new comfy chairs. Tickets £10 in advance from Debbie and on the door
Tel: Debbie Taylor 01255 221511

Saturday
02nd December 2017
7:30pm
Christmas is coming with Clacton Choral!
Mulled wine,mince pies,organ music,solo voices and Christmas carols all alongside Puccini's famous 'Messa di Gloria'.Special items from Peter Thorne and Gilli Dulieu Musical Director. St James' Church, Tower Road,Clacton on Sea, with new comfy chairs.Tickets £10 in advance from Debbie and on door
Tel: Debbie 01255 221511

Saturday
02nd December 2017
7:30pm
Christmas is coming with Clacton Choral!
Mulled wine,mince pies,organ music,solo voices and Christmas carols all alongside Puccini's famous 'Messa di Gloria'.Special items from Peter Thorne and Gilli Dulieu Musical Director. St James' Church, Tower Road,Clacton on Sea, with new comfy chairs.Tickets £10 in advance from Debbie and on door
Tel: Debbie 01255 221511

Saturday
02nd December 2017
7:30pm
Tiptree Choral Society Concert at St. Luke's, Tiptree, CO5 0SU
Benjamin Britten's ‘St Nicholas’, a work based on the life of the legendary St Nicholas, bishop of Myra and first played for the opening concert of the very first Aldeburgh Festival in 1948, will be followed by ‘Sunrise Mass’ by Ola Gjeilo, a Norwegian composer currently working in New York.
Tel: Liz on 01206 734625. Tickets £12 by phone or a choir member, accompanied children free

Sunday
03rd December 2017
10:00am
Christmas Crafts
Drop in anytime between 10am and 2pm and make some simple festive crafts to take home. £4 per child. Any age welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. No need to book just arrive! Craft will take approx. 1 hour so please bear this in mind when planning your day
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Sunday
03rd December 2017
10:00am
Purple Feather Events MBS Fair Weeley
Sunday 3rd Dec, 10am - 4pm Weeley Village Hall. Pampering & Well-being. 1-2-1 Tarot/Clairvoyant/Angel readers. Treatments/Healings. Retail stalls. FREE workshops. Yummy Fresh food. Supports Brainbow (Rehab for kids with brain tumours) All welcome.
Tel: Val Email purplefeatherevents@live.co.uk

Sunday
03rd December 2017
10:00am
Purple Feather Events MBS Fair Weeley
Sunday 3rd Weeley Village Hall, Clacton rd. CO16 9DH 10am - 4pm. 1-2-1 Clairvoyant/Tarot/Angel readers. Treatments/Healers/Pampering. Various retail stalls. FREE workshops. Yummy fresh cooked food. £2.50 Entry.
Tel: Email - purplefeatherevents@live.co.uk

Sunday
03rd December 2017
10:00am
Purple Feather Events MBS Fair Weeley
Sunday 3rd Weeley Village Hall, Clacton rd. CO16 9DH 10am - 4pm. 1-2-1 Clairvoyant/Tarot/Angel readers. Treatments/Healers/Pampering. Various retail stalls. FREE workshops. Yummy fresh cooked food. £2.50 Entry.
Tel: Email - purplefeatherevents@live.co.uk

Sunday
03rd December 2017
10:00am
Purple Feather Events MBS Fair Weeley
Sunday 3rd Weeley Village Hall, Clacton rd. CO16 9DH 10am - 4pm. 1-2-1 Clairvoyant/Tarot/Angel readers. Treatments/Healers/Pampering. Various retail stalls. FREE workshops. Yummy fresh cooked food. £2.50 Entry.
Tel: Email - purplefeatherevents@live.co.uk

Sunday
03rd December 2017
10:00am
Christmas On The Quay - Free Entry
Come & see Father Christmas arrive by Lifeboat @ Walton & Frinton Yacht Club's great family event "Christmas on the Quay", Sunday, 3rd December (10.00 - 14.00). Kirby Community Choir singing carols, lots to do & see, mulled wine, food & Christmas Fayre. Children visiting Father Christmas £1.00
Tel: Club Office 01255 678161

Sunday
03rd December 2017
10:00am
Christmas On The Quay - Free Entry
Come & see Father Christmas arrive by Lifeboat @ Walton & Frinton Yacht Club's great family event "Christmas on the Quay", Sunday 3rd December (10.00 - 14.00). Kirby Community Choir singing carols, mulled wine, food & Christmas Fayre. Lots to do & see. Children visiting Father Christmas £1.00
Tel: Club Office 01255 678161

Sunday
03rd December 2017
10:00am
Christmas Fayre
Christmas Fayre In Great Bentley Village Hall from 10am to 4pm. Refreshments available. In aid of Village Hall funds. Various craft stalls. For a table please contact Bev Adams on 01206 250 724.
Tel: Bev Adams 01206 250 724

Sunday
03rd December 2017
10:30am
St Marys Christmas Toy Service
Special service supporting the work of London City Mission. Donate new (unwrapped) Christmas gifts for needy children living in London. St Mary's Parish Church, Fourth Avenue, Frinton.
Tel: Heather 01255 672973

Sunday
03rd December 2017
11:00am
Stone Point Walk
We aim to go up to the beach around High Tide with a chance of viewing the spectacular roost of wading birds. This is something not recommended for anyone unfamiliar with the region without an expert guide. Meet in reception of the Visitor Centre, Booking essential. Suggested donation £5.00
Tel: naze@essexwt.org.uk 01255 679379

Sunday
03rd December 2017
11:00am
Naze Visitor Centre Walk To Stone Point With Gerald
Gerald aims to go up the beach around high tide with the chance of viewing the spectacular roost of wading birds. This is not recommended for anyone unfamiliar with the region because of the danger of being cut off by the tide. Suggested donation £5.00. Booking essential. Bring binoculars.
Tel: Beverley Gadsby 01255 679379

Sunday
03rd December 2017
2:00pm
Community Carol Service
With the Salvation Army Band at Golf Green Hall, Jaywick Sands.
Tel: Brenda Oliver 01255 221049

Sunday
03rd December 2017
3:00pm
Boxted Methodist Silver Band
come and join the Band at 3pm on Dec 3rd in Boxted Village Hall for a service including Advent carols, readings and Festive music led by members of the Band. Everybody welcome.
Tel: Liz 01206271511

Sunday
03rd December 2017
3:00pm
Rainbow Company Show
Children's drama group present the story of Samaritan's Purse Christmas shoe-boxes set to music: 'Operation Christmas Child.' St Mary's Church Hall, Old Road, Frinton. Free - but collection for Living Hope Child Development Centre, Uganda. Everyone welcome!
Tel: Heather - 01255 672973

Sunday
03rd December 2017
3:00pm
The Frinton Players Christmas Song Book
At The McGrigor Hall, Fourth Avenue, Frinton on Sea. Sunday December 3rd at 3:00 p.m. Tickets £8.00. Tea, Coffee or Soft drink and Mince Pie £2.00. Mulled Wine available at £2.00 a glass. A Christmas Cracker for everyone.
Tel: The Frinton Players 01255 679865

Sunday
03rd December 2017
4:00pm
Lecture: Gold and Dirt: Reflections on an architectural journey
John Lyall, a distinguished local architect has worked on many important projects & urban regeneration & his adaptations of historic buildings have won many prestigious awards.He is known locally for his transformation of the waterfront in Ipswich especially the Dance East Studio.Tickets:£10
Tel: Doreen Weatherall 01206 298426 Website: www.svam.org.uk

Sunday
03rd December 2017
7:00pm
Colchester Jazz Club
Barry Palser's Savoy Jazz Band, is playing New Orleans Trad Jazz, at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Rd, Marks Tey. Doors open 7pm. Music from 7.45 - 10.30. Bar & Dancing. visit www.colchesterjazzclub.co.uk
Tel: Brian Grundy, 01206 540354,, Dave Bailey, 01206 330836

Monday
04th December 2017
2:00pm
Darby & Joan Club
At Pier avenue church Hall, Every Monday. Entertainment and refreshments. Everyone welcome. For more details contact
Tel: Hazel 01255 223240

Monday
04th December 2017
6:45pm
Brightlingsea Unicycle Club
Fancy trying a new sport come along and join the Unicycle Club every Monday Evening at the Scout Hall Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea, CO7 0JS Beginners to Experts. Ellie will teach you to ride our unicycles and then join in the fun and games and learn new tricks. £3.50 per session all ages welcome.
Tel: Ellie 01206 305097

Monday
04th December 2017
7:00pm
Frinton & Dist.Philatelic Society
Auction of stamps/postal history etc.
Tel: Mick Carter 07702 862572

Monday
04th December 2017
7:15pm
Sing Out Loud
Enjoy Singing? Come and join our friendly sessions with guitar accompaniment to some familiar & some new songs. Men and women; all ages & singing abilities welcome; 20-80+. No need to audition or be able to read music. Colchester town location. Mon eves term time. info@sing-out-loud.co.uk
Tel: Karen Hughes 07853 132 633

Tuesday
05th December 2017
10:30am
Support Group
For Bereaved, Divorced and Lonely Persons of All Ages - Meeting every Tuesday 10.30 -12.30 at Premier Inn Clacton. No Fee. Friendship, Outings, Speakers, Refreshments Please note this is for Single people only!
Tel:

Tuesday
05th December 2017
10:30am
Support Group
For Bereaved, Divorced and Lonely Persons of All Ages - Meeting every Tuesday 10.30 -12.30 at Premier Inn Clacton. No Fee. Friendship, Outings, Speakers, Refreshments Please note this is for Single people only!
Tel:

Tuesday
05th December 2017
11:30am
Free line dancing taster session
Fancy learning to LINE DANCE? Come to a FREE beginner's taster session! Tuesday 5th December 2017 11.30am-12pm At Brightlingsea Community Centre, Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea CO7 0LG Contact Katie on 07795 296208 or just come and join in!
Tel: Katie 07795296208

Tuesday
05th December 2017
1:00pm
Organ Recital
'Christmas is Coming!' A programme of organ music and songs to welcome the festive season presented by Ian Ray (Hon. Borough Organist) and the distinguished baritone, Colin Baldy. Free entry, retiring collection in aid of The Friends of the Moot Hall Organ. At Town Hall, High Street, Colchester
Tel: Nigel Chapman 01206 272908

Tuesday
05th December 2017
1:00pm
Organ Recital
'Christmas is Coming!' A programme of organ music and songs to welcome the festive season presented by Ian Ray (Hon. Borough Organist) and the distinguished baritone, Colin Baldy. Free entry, retiring collection in aid of The Friends of the Moot Hall Organ. At Town Hall, High Street, Colchester
Tel: Nigel Chapman 01206 272908

Tuesday
05th December 2017
5:00pm
Rock The Tower
Free music sessions where beginners or players aged 8-18 yrs are welcome to get involved for the chance to play alongside others in a band! Every Tuesday during term time running hourly between 5pm-9pm. Jaywick Martello Tower, Belsize Avenue, CO15 2LF. www.jaywickmartellotower.org/Rock-the-Tower/
Tel: Jaywick Martello Tower 01255 822783

Tuesday
05th December 2017
5:00pm
Rock The Tower
Free music sessions where beginners or players aged 9-18 years old are welcome to get involved for the chance to play alongside others in a band! The music sessions are provided by We Are Music and held at Jaywick Martello Tower every Tuesday during term time running hourly from 5pm.
Tel: Jaywick Martello Tower 01255 822783

Tuesday
05th December 2017
5:00pm
Holland-on-Sea Christmas Event
Come and celebrate the coming of Christmas with the Holland Residents' Association (5 - 8pm). Santa's Grotto, Octopus Ride, Christmas Train Rides, Treasure Hunt, Salvation Army Band, Holland Singers, Clacton Concert Orchestra, Gold, Rock n Roll Dave, Sax at the Tavern (8pm), stalls and much more.
Tel: Jill Rulten 07541 321275

Wednesday
06th December 2017
2:45am
Good Companions
Walton Good Companions. This month Will be our Christmas tea. To be held at the queens head walton at 2.45pm this will be a members only event. Any queries phone.
Tel: Eve 01255 8590678

Wednesday
06th December 2017
10:00am
COLNE PROBUS
Have you retired, or are you about to retire, from your business or profession? Come and join fellow professional men at Colne Probus to socialise and be entertained with informative presentations on 1st and 3rd Wednesday morning every month at Lexden. There are also optional golf and walks groups.
Tel: Email mike.george@tiscali.co.uk for information . 00000000000000

Wednesday
06th December 2017
10:30am
Brightlingsea Foodbank
We are in the Parish Hall, Brightlingsea, every Wednesday morning, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Have you had a sudden life crisis? We can help by supplying free food parcels and directing you to appropriate help organisations. Free, impartial, confidential service. Covers surrounding areas
Tel: Win or Frank 07970480968 24/7

Wednesday
06th December 2017
1:45pm
Clacton Garden Club
Pier Avenue Baptist Church Hall. 13.45 - 16.00 All Welcome. Christmas Buffet.
Tel: Margaret Lamdin 01255 421862

Wednesday
06th December 2017
1:45pm
Clacton Garden Club
Pier Avenue Baptist Church Hall. 13.45 - 16.00 All Welcome. Christmas Buffet.
Tel: Margaret Lamdin 01255 421862

Wednesday
06th December 2017
4:00pm
St Marys Christmas Messy Church
Join us for special Christmas activities, games, story, songs and meal altogether. All primary school age children and their over 16 year-old carers are very welcome. FREE, but we appreciate any donations too! St Mary's Parish Church Hall, Old Road, Frinton: 4-5.30pm
Tel: Sam 07889 894948

Wednesday
06th December 2017
7:00pm
Quiz of The Year
Raising money for the cats & dogs in our care. Prize for best Christmas jumper! Raffle, NAWT gift stall, Hot Drinks. Feel free to bring own food & drink. £3 pp. Max 6 in team. Call to book a table. Doors open 7pm, Quiz starts 7:30pm Plough Corner Community Hall, Harwich Rd, Lt Clacton CO16 9ND
Tel: National Animal Welfare Trust 01255 860062

Wednesday
06th December 2017
7:00pm
Quiz of The Year
Raising money for the cats & dogs in our care. Prize for best Christmas jumper! Raffle, NAWT gift stall, Hot Drinks. Feel free to bring own food & drink. £3 pp. Max 6 in team. Call to book a table. Doors open 7pm, Quiz starts 7:30pm Plough Corner Community Hall, Harwich Rd, Lt Clacton CO16 9ND
Tel: National Animal Welfare Trust, 01255 860062

Wednesday
06th December 2017
7:00pm
Quiz of The Year
Raising money for the cats & dogs in our care. Prize for best Christmas jumper! Raffle, NAWT gift stall, Hot Drinks. Feel free to bring own food & drink. £3 pp. Max 6 in team. Call to book a table. Doors open 7pm, Quiz starts 7:30pm Plough Corner Community Hall, Harwich Rd, Lt Clacton CO16 9ND
Tel: National Animal Welfare Trust 01255 860062

Wednesday
06th December 2017
7:00pm
Puss in Boots
When the Miller dies, Ruffalino, his youngest son inherits only a cat, a mat and a flap. However, when FlibbertyWitch makes a mistake in her spells, the cat suddenly can talk. Together they hatch a plan to rid the town of the plague of rats, and win the hand of Princess Elsa. £ 12, £9
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Wednesday
06th December 2017
7:30pm
Colchester Anglo French Circle
Fête de Noel - A musical concert with Bill Tamblyn. Conversation 7.30pm to 8pm. Christchurch Hall, Colchester CO3 3AT. Annual Membership £20.00 Visitors £4.00
Tel: Colchester Anglo French Circle 01206 549480 / 861949

Thursday
07th December 2017
7:30am
ABF The Soldiers' Charity Christmas Concert
Join ABF The Soldiers' Charity for a festive evening of music provided by The Band of The Parachute Regiment at the annual Christmas Concert. The night will include some Christmas favourites, it is an evening not to be missed!
Tel: eastanglia@soldierscharity.org 01206 817105

Thursday
07th December 2017
10:30am
Support Group
For Bereaved, Divorced and Lonely Persons of All Ages - Meeting every Thursday 10.30 - 12 noon at Cadows, opposite Waterglade Business Retail Park, Clacton. No Fee. Friendship, Outings, Speakers, Refreshments, In our 16th year! Please note this is for Single people only!
Tel:

Thursday
07th December 2017
10:30am
Support Group
For Bereaved, Divorced and Lonely Persons of All Ages - Meeting every Thursday 10.30 - 12 noon at Cadows, opposite Waterglade Business Retail Park, Clacton. No Fee. Friendship, Outings, Speakers, Refreshments, In our 16th year! Please note this is for Single people only!
Tel:

Thursday
07th December 2017
12:00pm
Crafternoon Tea
Join us at The Three Horseshoes, Fordham on the 1st Thursday of every month (12-2pm). Bring along a project, knitting, beadwork, minature work or whatever you are working on. Make new friends and have fun.
Tel: Colchester Craft Room 07388073555

Thursday
07th December 2017
12:00pm
Crafternoon Tea
Join us at The Three Horseshoes, Fordham on the 1st Thursday of every month (12-2pm). Bring along a project, knitting, beadwork, minature work, card making, scrapbooking or whatever you are working on. Make new friends and have fun.
Tel: Colchester Craft Room 07388073555

Thursday
07th December 2017
7:00pm
Puss in Boots
When the Miller dies, Ruffalino, his youngest son inherits only a cat, a mat and a flap. However, when FlibbertyWitch makes a mistake in her spells, the cat suddenly can talk. Together they hatch a plan to rid the town of the plague of rats, and win the hand of Princess Elsa. £ 12, £9
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Thursday
07th December 2017
7:30pm
Clacton And District Astronomy Association
Next metting will be a quiz hosted by Bill Violen at United Reform Church, Carnarvon Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 6PH. non members welcome only £2.
Tel: David Pugh 01255 429849

Thursday
07th December 2017
7:30pm
ALRESFORD CAMERA CLUB
Do you take photographs? Then come and visit us at Alresford Village Hall @ 7:30pm on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month. We welcome people of all levels of skill who wish to hone their skills or chat to others with similar interests. View our programme at http://www.alresfordcameraclub.org.uk
Tel: john.merison@btinternet.com 01206 250846

Thursday
07th December 2017
7:30pm
Clacton And District Astronomy Association
Next meeting quiz hosted by Bill Violen at United Reform Church,Clacton on Sea Non members moast welcome only £2.
Tel: David Pugh 01255 429849

Friday
08th December 2017
7:00pm
Puss in Boots
When the Miller dies, Ruffalino, his youngest son inherits only a cat, a mat and a flap. However, when FlibbertyWitch makes a mistake in her spells, the cat suddenly can talk. Together they hatch a plan to rid the town of the plague of rats, and win the hand of Princess Elsa. £ 12, £9
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Friday
08th December 2017
7:30pm
Beauty and the Beast
HOSTS is pleased to announce that this coming December we will be taking you into panto-land with our production of “Beauty & the Beast”. The whole family & children are very welcome …on no they aren't, oh yes they are! Fri 8th 7.30pm Sat 9th Dec 2.30 & 7.30pm Sponsor Anytime Fitness Clacton
Tel: Box Office 07724 158513


Friday
08th December 2017
7:30pm
Beauty and the Beast
HOSTS is pleased to announce that this coming December we will be taking you into panto-land with our production of “Beauty & the Beast”. The whole family & children are very welcome …on no they aren't, oh yes they are! Fri 8th 7.30pm Sat 9th Dec 2.30 & 7.30pm Sponsor Anytime Fitness Clacton
Tel: Box Office 07724 158513


Friday
08th December 2017
7:30pm
Beauty and the Beast
HOSTS is pleased to announce that this coming December we will be taking you into panto-land with our production of “Beauty & the Beast”. The whole family & children are very welcome …on no they aren't, oh yes they are! Fri 8th 7.30pm Sat 9th Dec 2.30 & 7.30pm Sponsor Anytime Fitness Clacton
Tel: Box Office 07724 158513

Saturday
09th December 2017
8:30am
Norwich Shopping Trip
Christmas Shopping trip to Norwich on Saturday 9th Dec. Leave Clacton at 8.30am, leave Norwich at 4.45pm. £13 each. Plenty of seats still available. Book with the Coastal Community Centre, Pathfields Rd, Clacton
Tel: Coastal Community Centre, Pathfields Rd, Clacton 01255 420707

Saturday
09th December 2017
10:00am
Santa's Grotto At The Naze
Santa will be visiting the Naze visitor centre on Saturday and Sunday, the 9th and 10th December between 10am and 12 noon. Booking is essential for this event. Suggested donation £5.00
Tel: naze@essexwt.org.uk 01255 679379

Saturday
09th December 2017
10:00am
Seventh Day Adventist
New Location! The old methodist church is now under new administration. 9 Rush Green Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO16 7AD. Meetings are as follows: Saturdays 10am Bible Study, 11am Main service.
Tel: Mrs Ingram 01255 433156

Saturday
09th December 2017
10:00am
Christmas Fayre
Great Bromley Village Hall 10-1. Grand raffle! Entertainment! Refreshments! Stalls and crafts! Childrens games!Free entry.
Tel: 07704841272 01206 252332

Saturday
09th December 2017
10:00am
COLCHESTER VINYL RECORD AND CD FAIR
First Site Gallery, Lewis Gardens, High St, Colchester, CO1 1JH. Top quality vinyl records, cd's, dvd's, tee-shirts, posters, etc. Rare items, collectables, bargains, something for everyone. Records bought for cash, 10am to 4pm. Admission 50p. Contact : Dave 07745 161196
Tel: Dave 07745 161196

Saturday
09th December 2017
10:30am
COFFEE MORNING
Drop into our Open House at Wivenhoe Methodist Church for coffee, cake and a chat with friends. Browse through our book and card selections, take home a homemade cake or something from our bargain table. The next Open House will be 13th January 2018.
Tel: Judie Reed 01206824544

Saturday
09th December 2017
2:00pm
Festive fun for all the family
Festive fun for all the family - crafts, cakes, face painting, etc. with demonstrations by local clubs and societies. Hosted by the Kelvedon Dance Studio at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Kelvedon.
Tel: Andrea Wash 01376 571718

Saturday
09th December 2017
2:00pm
Puss in Boots
When the Miller dies, Ruffalino, his youngest son inherits only a cat, a mat and a flap. However, when FlibbertyWitch makes a mistake in her spells, the cat suddenly can talk. Together they hatch a plan to rid the town of the plague of rats, and win the hand of Princess Elsa. £ 12, £9
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
09th December 2017
2:00pm
Pop-up Art Wivenhoe
Pop-up Art Wivenhoe organises informal art sales and exhibitions in a relaxed community atmosphere. Buyers can own beautiful items at fair costs. Artists and makers can show new work without worry of expense. There will gifts and cake to buy! William Loveless Hall, The Avenue Wivenhoe CO7 9AB.
Tel: 07961 262736

Saturday
09th December 2017
3:00pm
Messy Church
We talk, have fun together and discover more about God through crafts & stories suitable for children & their families, plus food. Venue: St James' Church, Beatrice Road, Clacton-on-Sea (entrance through church hall in Tower Road). There is no charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tel: Rev Peter Kane 01255 429896

Saturday
09th December 2017
7:00pm
Nayland Choir Christmas Concert
The Manchester Carols, a re-telling of the Christmas story by Carol Ann Duffy and Sasha Johnson Manning at St James' Church, Nayland. Tickets £10 (including mulled wine and mince pies), under 16s free, from Nayland Post Office, any choir member, or on the door.
Tel: Rob Swan 07954334548

Saturday
09th December 2017
7:00pm
Cinema on Sea
presents Hampstead Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson Cert 12A 1hr 45 mins. Widowed Emily meets recluse Donald living in a shack on Hampstead Heath. Curiosity leads to unexpected love. Delightful heart-warming and light hearted romance. tickets £8.00 refreshments Matinee & Evening 3.00 pm. 7.00 pm
Tel: Sally Johnson or Judith Charlesworth 01255 851505

Saturday
09th December 2017
7:00pm
Puss in Boots
When the Miller dies, Ruffalino, his youngest son inherits only a cat, a mat and a flap. However, when FlibbertyWitch makes a mistake in her spells, the cat suddenly can talk. Together they hatch a plan to rid the town of the plague of rats, and win the hand of Princess Elsa. £ 12, £9
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Sunday
10th December 2017
10:00am
Santa's Grotto At The Naze
Come and meet Santa at the Naze visitor centre. He will be here from 10.00 - 12 noon on Saturday and Sunday, 9th and 10th December. Booking for this event is essential . Suggested donation £5.00
Tel: naze@essexwt.org.uk 01255 679379

Sunday
10th December 2017
10:00am
Christingle Service
Trinity Methodist Church, Pier Avenue, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1NJ are holding a Christingle Service. Service for all ages to join in. Come at 10 am to decorate your Christingle.
Tel: Debbie West 01255 814919

Sunday
10th December 2017
10:00am
Christingle Service
Trinity Methodist Church, Pier Avenue, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1NJ are holding a Christingle Service. Service for all ages to join in. Come at 10 am to decorate your Christingle.
Tel: Debbie West 01255 814919

Sunday
10th December 2017
1:00pm
The Hunnies At The Naze
Back for Christmas, The Hunnies will sing a selection of favourite Classic Christmas songs from the musicals. Come along and be transported back in time.
Tel: naze@essexwt.org.uk 01255 679379

Sunday
10th December 2017
2:00pm
Puss in Boots
When the Miller dies, Ruffalino, his youngest son inherits only a cat, a mat and a flap. However, when FlibbertyWitch makes a mistake in her spells, the cat suddenly can talk. Together they hatch a plan to rid the town of the plague of rats, and win the hand of Princess Elsa. £ 12, £9
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Sunday
10th December 2017
3:00pm
Afternoon Christmas Celebration in Words & Music
Traditional & modern music plus serious & fun readings - some Christmas-related, some not - suitable for all ages. Performed by school choirs, vocal soloists, instrumentalists, with audience carols. St. Botolphs, Colchester. Adults £7, Family £12 (2a+3c). In aid of Colchester Cancer Centre Appeal.
Tel: Manns Music, High Street, Colchester 01206 572 783 or iangdewis@gmail.com

Sunday
10th December 2017
3:00pm
Afternoon Christmas Celebration in Words & Music
Traditional & modern music plus serious & fun readings - some Christmas-related, some not - suitable for all ages. Performed by school choirs, vocal soloists, instrumentalists, with audience carols. St. Botolphs, Colchester. Adults £7, Family £12 (2a+3c). In aid of Colchester Cancer Centre Appeal.
Tel: Manns Music, High Street, Colchester 01206 572 783 or iangdewis@gmail.com

Sunday
10th December 2017
3:00pm
Afternoon Christmas Celebration in Words & Music
Traditional & modern music plus serious & fun readings - some Christmas-related, some not - suitable for all ages. Performed by school choirs, vocal soloists, instrumentalists, with audience carols. St. Botolphs, Colchester. Adults £7, Family £12 (2a+3c). In aid of Colchester Cancer Centre Appeal.
Tel: Manns Music, High Street, Colchester 01206 572 783 or iangdewis@gmail.com

Sunday
10th December 2017
3:00pm
Afternoon Christmas Celebration in Words & Music
Traditional & modern music plus serious & fun readings - some Christmas-related, some not - suitable for all ages. Performed by school choirs, vocal soloists, instrumentalists, with audience carols. St. Botolphs, Colchester. Adults £7, Family £12 (2a+3c). In aid of Colchester Cancer Centre Appeal.
Tel: Manns Music, High Street, Colchester 01206 572 783 or iangdewis@gmail.com

Sunday
10th December 2017
4:00pm
St Marys Christingle
A moving sight, to see all the lighted candles shining in the darkness, during this short service suitable for all the family. All welcome to St Mary's Parish Church, Fourth Avenue, Frinton. Collection for Haven in Romania Children's Day Centre.
Tel: Heather 01255 672973

Sunday
10th December 2017
7:00pm
Colchester Jazz Club
Hugh Rainey's Jazz Band, are playing New Orleans Trad Jazz, at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Rd, Marks Tey, Doors open 7pm. Music from 7.45 - 10.30. Bar & Dancing. Visit. www.colchesterjazzclub. co.uk
Tel: Brian Grundy, 01206 540354,, Dave Bailey, 01206 330836

Monday
11th December 2017
2:00pm
Darby & Joan Club
At Pier avenue church Hall, Every Monday. Entertainment and refreshments. Everyone welcome. For more details contact
Tel: Hazel 01255 223240

Monday
11th December 2017
2:30pm
Bethany Bereavement Cafe
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 2:30 - 3:30pm. You are invited to join us for a chance to chat with others who are at different stages of coping with loss. Bereavement Team Members on hand. St John's Church Hall, Gt Clacton (behind the shops on North Road)
Tel: John 01255 430701

Monday
11th December 2017
2:30pm
Bethany Bereavement Cafe
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 2:30 - 3:30pm. You are invited to join us for a chance to chat with others who are at different stages of coping with loss. Bereavement Team Members on hand. St John's Church Hall, Gt Clacton (behind the shops on North Road)
Tel: John 01255 430701

Monday
11th December 2017
2:30pm
Bethany Bereavement Cafe
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 2:30 - 3:30pm. You are invited to join us for a chance to chat with others who are at different stages of coping with loss. Bereavement Team Members on hand. St John's Church Hall, Gt Clacton (behind the shops on North Road)
Tel: John 01255 430701

Monday
11th December 2017
6:45pm
BRIGHTLINGSEA UNICYCLE CLUB
Fancy trying a new sport come along and join the Unicycle Club every Monday Evening at the Scout Hall Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea,CO7 0JS Beginners to Experts Ellie will teach you to ride our unicycles and then join in the fun and games and learn new tricks. £3.50 per session all ages welcome.
Tel: Ellie 01206305097

Monday
11th December 2017
6:45pm
Brightlingsea Unicycle Club
Fancy trying a new sport come along and join the Unicycle Club every Monday Evening at the Scout Hall Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea,CO7 0JS Beginners to Experts Ellie will teach you to ride our unicycles and then join in the fun and games and learn new tricks. £3.50 per session all ages welcome.
Tel: Ellie 01206 305097

Monday
11th December 2017
7:15pm
Sing Out Loud
Enjoy Singing? Come and join our friendly sessions with guitar accompaniment to some familiar & some new songs. Men and women; all ages & singing abilities welcome; 20-80+. No need to audition or be able to read music. Colchester town location. Mon eves term time. info@sing-out-loud.co.uk
Tel: Karen Hughes 07853 132 633

Monday
11th December 2017
7:30pm
West Bergholt Gardener's Association
We are holding a quiz on Monday, 11th December. The quiz is open to non-members, and we welcome teams of four to six, or are happy to make up teams on the night. £3.00 on the door for non members. Orpen Hall, West Bergholt.
Tel: Terry 01206 241256

Monday
11th December 2017
7:30pm
The Chimes by Charles Dickens adapted by Robert MacCall
Robert MacCall performs Charles Dickens's 'The Chimes'. This is a new adaption for this season. Written the year after 'A Christmas Carol', it is the magical story of Toby Veck and his daughter Meg. A story which contains two endings; depending on the generosity of the human spirit. £12,£10,£6
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Tuesday
12th December 2017
3:00am
Christmas Church service
Annual Town Service of Carols & Lessons at 3pm, Tuesday 12th December at the United Church. Lessons read by members of all churches and leaders of the community, taken by the Rev Crawford Logan, organist David Glover. Light refreshments in hall afterwards. All welcome.
Tel: Mrs M Kimmittee 01206302229

Tuesday
12th December 2017
10:00am
Colchester Tia Chi Club
We meet every Tuesday 10.00 - 12noon at Old Heath Community Centre, D'Arcy Road, Colchester. CO2 8BB. £10 per month. New beginners class starting 16th January 2018. FREE tuition for the first month. For further details contact Aileen or John
Tel: Aileen or John 01206 511809

Tuesday
12th December 2017
10:00am
Colchester Tia Chi Club
We meet every Tuesday 10.00 - 12noon at Old Heath Community Centre, D'Arcy Road, Colchester. CO2 8BB. £10 per month. New beginners class starting 16th January 2018. FREE tuition for the first month. For further details contact Aileen or John
Tel: Aileen or John 01206 511809

Tuesday
12th December 2017
10:30am
Support Group
For Bereaved, Divorced and Lonely Persons of All Ages - Meeting every Tuesday 10.30 -12.30 at Premier Inn Clacton. No Fee. Friendship, Outings, Speakers, Refreshments Please note this is for Single people only!
Tel:

Tuesday
12th December 2017
10:30am
Support Group
For Bereaved, Divorced and Lonely Persons of All Ages - Meeting every Tuesday 10.30 -12.30 at Premier Inn Clacton. No Fee. Friendship, Outings, Speakers, Refreshments Please note this is for Single people only!
Tel:

Tuesday
12th December 2017
6:15pm
The Hang Out Youth Club
Every Tuesday (During term time) For 11-18 year olds, Walton Community Centre, 6.15-7.30 pm Years 7-8 7.45-9.00 pm Years 9+
Tel: emily 07561 819235

Tuesday
12th December 2017
7:30pm
Ring in Christmas
Come and celebrate the festive season with an evening of song at St Paul’s Church, Clacton. Performing will be Spectrum, Clacton’s own ladies choir, with the wonderful ‘Essex Police Choir’ as guests. Tickets will be £7 in advance and £8 on the door. There will also be presentations to charity.
Tel: Val 01255 422175

Tuesday
12th December 2017
7:30pm
Ring in Christmas
Come and celebrate the festive season with an evening of song at St Paul’s Church, Clacton. Performing will be Spectrum, Clacton’s own ladies choir, with the wonderful ‘Essex Police Choir’ as guests. Tickets will be £7 in advance and £8 on the door. There will also be presentations to charity.
Tel: Val 01255 422175

Tuesday
12th December 2017
7:30pm
Ring in Christmas
Come and celebrate the festive season with an evening of song at St Paul’s Church, Clacton. Performing will be Spectrum, Clacton’s own ladies choir, with the wonderful ‘Essex Police Choir’ as guests. Tickets will be £7 in advance and £8 on the door. There will also be presentations to charity.
Tel: Val 01255 422175

Tuesday
12th December 2017
8:00pm
Little Willy's CMC
Live Country Music for you to dance or listen to every Tuesday evening @ The Hawthorn Suite. Stanway Rovers FC. New Farm Road. CO3 0PG. Club Bar. Dec. 12 Brian Mann, 19 Geoff Stephens Xmas Party 26/12/17 & 2/1/18 closed for holiday Jan.09 James 'n' Woods 16 Mitchell C. Scott
Tel: Avril Jarman 01206 330817

Wednesday
13th December 2017
9:00am
Walton Work Club
0900 to 1100 at Walton Community Centre. Volunteer support with cv, interview advice, job searching and basic computer skills.
Tel: Jackie Pobjoy 01255 672189

Wednesday
13th December 2017
10:30am
Brightlingsea Foodbank
We are in the Parish Hall every Wednesday morning, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Have you had a sudden life crisis? We can help by providing you with free food parcels and directing you to appropriate help organisations. Free, impartial, confidential service. Covers surrounding areas.
Tel: Win or Frank 07970480968 24/7

Wednesday
13th December 2017
2:30pm
Clacton Flower Club
For our December meeting we welcome Mrs Sandra Price from Walton on the Naze. Her demonstration is titled "Christmas Greetings". The members competition is "Make a card for Christmas using fresh and artificial materials". We meet in St. Pauls's Church Hall,Church Road,Clacton. Visitors welcome-£3.
Tel: Heidi 01255 420982

Wednesday
13th December 2017
2:30pm
Clacton Flower Club
For our December meeting we welcome Mrs Sandra Price from Walton on the Naze. Her demonstration is titled "Christmas Greetings". The members competition is "Make a card for Christmas using fresh and artificial materials". We meet in St.Paul's Church Hall,Church Road,Clacton. Visitors welcome-£3
Tel: Heidi 01255 420982

Wednesday
13th December 2017
2:30pm
F.C.A. Wednesday Dance Club
Ballroom & Sequence dancing at Soken House, The Triangle Shopping Centre, Frinton-on-Sea, From 2.30p.m. to 4.30p.m. on 13th December, this is the last one until the 3rd of January 2018. Why not come and join us for some exercise and social chat, you may even learn some new dances.
Tel: John and Jill 01255 679630

Wednesday
13th December 2017
6:00pm
Carols On The Green
Kirby-le-Soken (by the memorial). Everyone welcome to join us to sing our favourite carols. Enjoy mulled wine, sausage rolls and mince pies and a visit from Santa. Wed Dec 13th at 6pm.
Tel: David Payne 01255 671749

Wednesday
13th December 2017
7:30pm
Ady Johnson & Adrian Nation
Ady Johnson's Colchester Christmas shows have become a popular annual event. This year, Ady teams up with fellow singer-songwriter and acoustic guitar master Adrian Nation. Both local Adrians' new and highly anticipated albums will be available for the first time tonight. £ 12,£ 10
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Thursday
14th December 2017
10:30am
Support Group
For Bereaved, Divorced and Lonely Persons of All Ages - Meeting every Thursday 10.30 - 12 noon at Cadows, opposite Waterglade Business Retail Park, Clacton. No Fee. Friendship, Outings, Speakers, Refreshments, In our 16th year! Please note this is for Single people only!
Tel:

Thursday
14th December 2017
10:30am
Support Group
For Bereaved, Divorced and Lonely Persons of All Ages - Meeting every Thursday 10.30 - 12 noon at Cadows, opposite Waterglade Business Retail Park, Clacton. No Fee. Friendship, Outings, Speakers, Refreshments, In our 16th year! Please note this is for Single people only!
Tel:

Thursday
14th December 2017
10:30am
Togehter & Together Again
At ‘Together’ we enjoy refreshments and chat in St John’s Church Hall followed by an informal short service.‘Together Again’ is a friendly chat time .All are very welcome. On Thursday 14th December we have a free Christmas Lunch and Carol Service. All welcome
Tel: CHRISTINE SANDERS 01255 428128

Thursday
14th December 2017
7:30pm
Tiptree Flower Club
The Christmas event is at St Luke's Church Extension with demonstration of Christmas floral displays by Adele Kent, followed by a festive buffet and seasonal themed prize raffle. All flower arrangements will also be raffled. Door open at 7.00pm Visitors £7.00 on entrance.
Tel: Jackie Jones 01621 817117

Thursday
14th December 2017
7:30pm
Carol Concert
Christmas Carol Concert at St Botolph's Church in aid of MS-UK. Come along and enjoy an evening of festive music with a choir and band. Mince pies and mulled wine. Tickets £10.00 in advance and £12.00 on the door.
Tel: Call 01206 226500 or email jenny@ms-uk.org 01206 226500

Saturday
16th December 2017
10:00am
Winter Wonderland
Come and meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a present, enjoy a festive nature trail, take your own photos in Santa’s sleigh and make some Christmas crafts to take home. Advanced booking essential; £10 donation per child includes present.10am-3pm
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Saturday
16th December 2017
10:00am
Christmas Craft Market
CHRISTMAS CRAFT MARKET Held in a heated and floored marquee at The Cricketers ,Spring Lane, Fordham Heath, Colchester. Quality handmade crafts, leather, glass, wood turning, textiles, ceramics, pottery and much more. Christmas Grotto, mulled wine, mince pies and roast chestnuts.
Tel: Hazel Cronin 07974264314

Saturday
16th December 2017
10:30am
Clacton MS Society Christmas Craft And Food Fair
Hand made gifts, cards, handicrafts, jewellery, textiles, collectables, artisan breads,cakes and savouries,prize raffle,tombola,and much more. Sat 16th Dec 10am -2.30pm Entrance 50p includes Free tea/coffee St James Church Hall, Tower Road, Clacton on Sea.
Tel: Ricky 07787 986551

Saturday
16th December 2017
12:30pm
Christmas Service
Lunch at 12:30 Xmas service at 2pm at 9 Rush Green Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO16 7AD. Plenty of parking available on property. Meeting in the church hall until church is ready. Watch this space for further announcements.
Tel: Mrs Ingram 01255 433156

Saturday
16th December 2017
2:00pm
SingWiv
Led by the amazing and amusing Chris Rowbury,our friendly group sings songs from around the world,blending voices in glorious harmonies.No musical experience needed as new songs are learned by ear each month,so newcomers are welcomed at any session. Wivenhoe Scout Hall,High Street, CO7 9AB £8 2-4.30
Tel: Chris 07840 883 651

Saturday
16th December 2017
3:00pm
FCA Christmas Fayre
Come along to our Christmas Fayre full of festive treats. Something for all the family. Feering Community Centre 3pm - 6pm
Tel: Karen or Laura 01376 572467

Saturday
16th December 2017
4:00pm
Joy to the world
A fresh look at Christmas through music, dance, poetry & collage with Sally Stephenson & Steven Turner. Suitable for all ages & including traditional carol singing. Entry by donation with proceeds to Kelvedon & Feering Youth Club.
Tel: Rose Loy 01376 570200

Saturday
16th December 2017
7:30pm
Christmas Concert & Carols - St Peter ad Vincula Church, Coggeshall - West Bergholt Concert Band
A joyful Christmas concert of favourites old & new - White Christmas, Silver Bells, Winter Wonderland, A Holst Christmas, and many more - plus carols to sing and listen to. A Christmas Cracker of a concert in aid of Motor Neurone Disease. Tickets on the door: £6 Adults, £5 Concessions.
Tel: Karen on 07905 510567 or see wbcb.org for details.

Saturday
16th December 2017
7:30pm
Christmas Concert & Carols - St Peter ad Vincula Church, Coggeshall - West Bergholt Concert Band
A joyful Christmas concert of favourites old & new - White Christmas, Silver Bells, Winter Wonderland, A Holst Christmas, and many more - plus carols to sing and listen to. A Christmas Cracker of a concert in aid of Motor Neurone Disease. Tickets on the door: £6 Adults, £5 Concessions.
Tel: Karen on 07905 510567 or see wbcb.org for details.

Saturday
16th December 2017
7:30pm
Christmas Concert & Carols - St Peter ad Vincula Church, Coggeshall - West Bergholt Concert Band
A joyful Christmas concert of favourites old & new - White Christmas, Silver Bells, Winter Wonderland, A Holst Christmas, and many more - plus carols to sing and listen to. A Christmas Cracker of a concert in aid of Motor Neurone Disease. Tickets on the door: £6 Adults, £5 Concessions.
Tel: Karen on 07905 510567 or see wbcb.org for details.

Saturday
16th December 2017
8:00pm
ICENI CLUB
Our social club is for divorced, separated, widowed & singles. We hold dances, lunches, evening meals, badminton & coach trips together with great social nights. Our next New Comers evening will be held at Colchester Golf Club. Ring Peter for more information. www.iceniclub.co.uk
Tel: Peter 07982431643

Saturday
16th December 2017
8:00pm
ICENI CLUB
Our social club is for divorced, separated, widowed & singles. We hold dances, lunches, evening meals, badminton & coach trips together with great social nights. Our next New Comers evening will be held at Colchester Golf Club. Ring Peter for more information. www.iceniclub.co.uk
Tel: Peter 07982431643

Saturday
16th December 2017
8:00pm
ICENI CLUB
Our social club is for divorced, separated, widowed & singles. We hold dances, lunches, evening meals, badminton & coach trips together with great social nights. Our next New Comers evening will be held at Colchester Golf Club. Ring Peter for more information. www.iceniclub.co.uk
Tel: Peter 07982431643

Saturday
16th December 2017
8:00pm
ICENI CLUB
Our social club is for divorced, separated, widowed & singles. We hold dances, lunches, evening meals, badminton & coach trips together with great social nights. Our next New Comers evening will be held at Colchester Golf Club. Ring Peter for more information. www.iceniclub.co.uk
Tel: Peter 07982431643

Saturday
16th December 2017
8:00pm
Lady's inconvenience
Essex based improv troupe LADY'S INCONVENIENCE are back after their acclaimed debut show at The Headgate earlier this year. They will be joined by other local comedy troupes to bring you an evening of festive improv fun! There will be music, mince pies and laughter. £ 8, Carers free.
Tel: Headgate Box Office 01206 366000

Saturday
16th December 2017
8:00pm
Crab & Winkle Country Music Club
Xmas Party with live country music by "Longshot" for line & freestyle dancers (divided floor) or to just sit & listen & enjoy the atmosphere @ Brightlingsea Community Centre, Lower Park Road CO7 0LG. Ticket only - please 'phone in advance.
Tel: Jenny 01206 626896

Sunday
17th December 2017
10:00am
Winter Wonderland
Come and meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a present, enjoy a festive nature trail, take your own photos in Santa’s sleigh and make some Christmas crafts to take home. Advanced booking essential; £10 donation per child includes present.10am-3pm
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Sunday
17th December 2017
10:30am
Get Cycling - 'Cycle Sunday' to Clacton Pier & Back
Join a leisurely cycle from the Brighton Road/Kings Parade junction along the National Cycle Route 150 as part of the Holland Residents' Association's campaign for a separate cycle path. Sundays: 17th Dec, 21st Jan, then 4th Sunday of the month. All considerate cyclists welcome.
Tel: Dave Morgan or Colin Sargeant 07549 007380 or 07541 321275

Sunday
17th December 2017
10:30am
Coastlands Community Church
Carols, Festive refreshments and more, All welcome. Walton Community Centre, Standley Road, Walton
Tel:

Sunday
17th December 2017
6:30pm
Carol Service
Lessons & Carols for all at the United Reformed Church, 89 High Street, Kelvedon - everyone welcome. Monetary collection will be taken for "Fellowship Afloat" & "Toilet Twinning".
Tel: Rev Ken Thom 01621 819437

Sunday
17th December 2017
6:30pm
St Marys Carols By Candlelight
A service of lessons and carols, led by our choir. Everyone welcome to St Mary's Parish Church, Fourth Avenue, Frinton.
Tel: Heather - 01255 672973

Sunday
17th December 2017
6:30pm
Parish Carol Service
St James' Church Festival of carols & readings, with St James' Singers, to lead us into Christmas. Light refreshments to follow. A warm welcome to all.
Tel: Carole 01206 302524

Sunday
17th December 2017
7:00pm
Colchester Jazz Club
Sussex Jazz Kings are playing New Orleans Trad Jazz, at our Christmas Party Marks Tey Parsh Hall, Old London Rd, Marks Tey. Doors open 7pm. Music from 7.45 - 10.30 Bar & Dancing Members £8, Non members £10. Visit. www.colchesterjazzclub.co.uk
Tel: Brian Grundy, 01206 540354,, Dave Bailey, 01206 330836

Monday
18th December 2017
6:45pm
Brightlingsea Unicycle Club
Fancy trying a new sport come along and join the Unicycle Club every Monday Evening at the Scout Hall Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea,CO7 0JS Beginners to Experts Ellie will teach you to ride our unicycles and then join in the fun and games and learn new tricks. £3.50 per session all ages welcome.
Tel: Ellie 01206305097

Monday
18th December 2017
7:00pm
Frinton & Dist.Philatelic Society
Christmas Celebrations.
Tel: Mick Carter 07702 862572

Monday
18th December 2017
7:15pm
Sing Out Loud
Enjoy Singing? Come and join our friendly sessions with guitar accompaniment to some familiar & some new songs. Men and women; all ages & singing abilities welcome; 20-80+. No need to audition or be able to read music. Colchester town location. Mon eves term time. info@sing-out-loud.co.uk
Tel: Karen Hughes 07853 132 633

Monday
18th December 2017
7:15pm
Brightlingsea Outdoor Carol Singing
Outdoor Carols at the Brewers Arms organized by Churches Together. Come and sing your heart out with favourite & familiar carols to get into the Christmas spirit. Ends around 8 pm. All welcome.
Tel: Carole 01206 302524

Tuesday
19th December 2017
10:00am
Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust
Coffee morning with mince pies at the Railway Crossing Cottage from 10am to noon.Refreshments can be taken in the garden or in the cosy cottage parlour.
Tel: Sue 01255 672150

Tuesday
19th December 2017
6:15pm
The Hang Out Youth Club
Every Tuesday (During term time) For 11-18 year olds, Walton Community Centre, 6.15-7.30 pm Years 7-8 7.45-9.00 pm Years 9+
Tel: Emily 07561 819235

Tuesday
19th December 2017
7:30pm
Singalong Christmas songs and Carols
At The Crown PH, Wormingford. Mulled wine and mince pies. Wormingford Community Choir will be singing a mixture of popular Christmas Songs and Carols. Please come and join us and sing your hearts out. What a lovely way to get in the Christmas spirit. We are a non profit making choir. Free event.
Tel: Elaine 07718886997

Wednesday
20th December 2017
10:00am
COLNE PROBUS
Have you retired, or are you about to retire, from your business or profession? Come and join fellow professional men at Colne Probus to socialise and be entertained with informative presentations on 1st and 3rd Wednesday morning every month at Lexden. There are also optional golf and walks groups.
Tel: Email mike.george@tiscali.co.uk for information . 00000000000000

Wednesday
20th December 2017
12:30pm
Tendring Pensioners Action Group
Today is TenPAG’s Christmas Lunch. All welcome to join us. Tickets must be bought in advance and cost £15.00 Entertainment included. 12:30 for 1:00pm start
Tel: John 01255 430701

Wednesday
20th December 2017
12:30pm
Tendring Pensioners Action Group
Today is TenPAG’s Christmas Lunch. All welcome to join us. Tickets must be bought in advance and cost £15.00 Entertainment included. 12:30 for 1:00pm start
Tel: John 01255 430701

Wednesday
20th December 2017
12:30pm
Tendring Pensioners Action Group
Today is TenPAG’s Christmas Lunch. All welcome to join us. Tickets must be bought in advance and cost £15.00 Entertainment included. 12:30 for 1:00pm start
Tel: John 01255 430701

Thursday
21st December 2017
10:00am
Children's Crafts At The Naze
We have a variety of Christmas crafts for Children on at the Naze visitor centre on the 21st and 22nd of December. Why not bring the children up and have a cup of coffee while they enjoy the crafts. Drop in, no booking required. Donations vary
Tel: Beveryley Gadsby 01255 679379

Thursday
21st December 2017
2:00pm
Womens Fellowship
Our December meeting at the United Reformed Church, Kelvedon will be our Christmas Party. All welcome.
Tel: Gwyn Pegram 07875 109472

Thursday
21st December 2017
7:00pm
Christmas Quiz
Charity Christmas Quiz Thursday 21 December 2017 7pm to 10pm at Greenstead Green Family Barns Cafe £10 per person TEAMS of 4 incudes Supper, Raffle Ticket and Live Entertainment tickets available from Greenstead Green Family Barns Cafe Fund raiser for Green Watch
Tel: Greenstead Green Family Barns Cafe 07956904997

Thursday
21st December 2017
7:30pm
Clacton And District Local History Society
Clacton and District Local History Society meets on the third Thursday of each month at Pier Avenue Baptist Church, Clacton at 7.30 p.m Decembers meeting includes the Quiz and Social Evening organised by Vic Miller Members are free, £12,50 per year membership, visitors £2.00
Tel: Sandra Adams 07814 456118

Thursday
21st December 2017
7:30pm
Essex Rock & Mineral Society
Join us for a talk ‘Mining In Finland’ by Andrew Dobrzanski. 7.30pm for 8pm at Tollgate Hall, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0RH. Members free, non-members £4.00. www.erms.org. Find us on Facebook. Thank you all for your support in 2017, have a very happy Christmas and we’ll see you in the New Year!
Tel: Rowley Collier 07790 327980

Thursday
21st December 2017
7:30pm
Essex Rock & Mineral Society
Join us for a talk ‘Mining In Finland’ by Andrew Dobrzanski. 7.30pm for 8pm at Tollgate Hall, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0RH. Members free, non-members £4.00. www.erms.org. Find us on Facebook. Thank you all for your support in 2017, have a very happy Christmas and we’ll see you in the New Year!
Tel: Rowley Collier 07790 327980

Thursday
21st December 2017
7:30pm
Essex Rock & Mineral Society
Join us for a talk ‘Mining In Finland’ by Andrew Dobrzanski. 7.30pm for 8pm at Tollgate Hall, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0RH. Members free, non-members £4.00. www.erms.org. Find us on Facebook. Thank you all for your support in 2017, have a very happy Christmas and we’ll see you in the New Year!
Tel: Rowley Collier 07790 327980

Thursday
21st December 2017
7:30pm
Essex Rock & Mineral Society
Join us for a talk ‘Mining In Finland’ by Andrew Dobrzanski. 7.30pm for 8pm at Tollgate Hall, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0RH. Members free, non-members £4.00. www.erms.org. Find us on Facebook. Thank you all for your support in 2017, have a very happy Christmas and we’ll see you in the New Year!
Tel: Rowley Collier 07790 327980

Thursday
21st December 2017
7:30pm
Essex Rock & Mineral Society
Join us for a talk ‘Mining In Finland’ by Andrew Dobrzanski. 7.30pm for 8pm at Tollgate Hall, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0RH. Members free, non-members £4.00. www.erms.org. Find us on Facebook. Thank you all for your support in 2017, have a very happy Christmas and we’ll see you in the New Year!
Tel: Rowley Collier 07790 327980

Thursday
21st December 2017
7:30pm
Essex Rock & Mineral Society
Join us for a talk ‘Mining In Finland’ by Andrew Dobrzanski. 7.30pm for 8pm at Tollgate Hall, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0RH. Members free, non-members £4.00. www.erms.org. Find us on Facebook. Thank you all for your support in 2017, have a very happy Christmas and we’ll see you in the New Year!
Tel: Rowley Collier 07790 327980

Thursday
21st December 2017
7:30pm
Essex Rock & Mineral Society
Join us for a talk ‘Mining In Finland’ by Andrew Dobrzanski. 7.30pm for 8pm at Tollgate Hall, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0RH. Members free, non-members £4.00. www.erms.org. Find us on Facebook. Thank you all for your support in 2017, have a very happy Christmas and we’ll see you in the New Year!
Tel: Rowley Collier 07790 327980

Friday
22nd December 2017
10:00am
Winter Wonderland
Come and meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a present, enjoy a festive nature trail, take your own photos in Santa’s sleigh and make some Christmas crafts to take home. Advanced booking essential; £10 donation per child includes present.10am-3pm
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Friday
22nd December 2017
10:00am
Childrens Christmas Crafts At the Naze
We have a variety of Christmas crafts for Children on at the Naze visitor centre on the 21st and 22nd of December. Why not bring the children up and have a cup of coffee while they enjoy the crafts. Drop in, no booking required. Donations vary
Tel: Beverley Gadsby 01255 679379

Saturday
23rd December 2017
10:00am
Winter Wonderland
Come and meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a present, enjoy a festive nature trail, take your own photos in Santa’s sleigh and make some Christmas crafts to take home. Advanced booking essential; £10 donation per child includes present.10am-3pm
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Sunday
24th December 2017
10:30am
Carol Service
Trinity Methodist Church, Pier Avenue, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1NJ are holding their Carol Service. Traditional Carol Service with readings and hymns. All welcome to join us.
Tel: Debbie West 01255 814919

Sunday
24th December 2017
10:30am
Carol Service
Trinity Methodist Church, Pier Avenue, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1NJ are holding their Carol Service. Traditional Carol Service with readings and hymns. All welcome to join us.
Tel: Debbie West 01255 814919

Sunday
24th December 2017
4:00pm
Carols Around The Crib
Trinity Methodist Church, Pier Avenue, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1NJ are holding their Carols around the Crib. Service especially for the children, but fun for all ages.
Tel: Debbie West 01255 814919

Sunday
24th December 2017
4:00pm
Carols Around The Crib
Trinity Methodist Church, Pier Avenue, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1NJ are holding their Carols around the Crib. Service especially for the children, but fun for all ages.
Tel: Debbie West 01255 814919

Sunday
24th December 2017
4:00pm
Christmas Eve Service
Come and celebrate Christmas Eve with us at the United Reformed Church, 89 High Street, Kelvedon at 4pm. A family-friendly service for all. Everyone welcome.
Tel: Rev Ken Thom 01621 819437

Sunday
24th December 2017
7:00pm
Colchester Jazz Club
Colchester Jazz Club wishes every one a Happy Christmas and New Year. We wish to announce that there will not be any events on Sunday 24th, Christmas Eve, and Sunday 31st, New Years Eve. We look forward to seeing you back at the club in January 2018 visit. www.colchesterjazzclub.co.uk
Tel: Brian Grundy, 01206 540354,, Dave Bailey, 01206 330836

Sunday
24th December 2017
11:15pm
St Marys Christmas Eve Midnight Communion & Carols
A traditional way to welcome Christmas Day, with carols and Holy Communion, at St Mary's Parish Church, Fourth Avenue, Frinton.
Tel: Heather - 01255 672973

Sunday
24th December 2017
11:30pm
Midnight Communion
Trinity Methodist Church, Pier Avenue, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1NJ are holding a Midnight Communion. All welcome to join in.
Tel: Debbie West 01255 814919

Sunday
24th December 2017
11:30pm
Midnight Communion
Trinity Methodist Church, Pier Avenue, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1NJ are holding a Midnight Communion. All welcome to join in.
Tel: Debbie West 01255 814919

Monday
25th December 2017
10:00am
Christmas morning celebration
Come and Celebrate the joy of Christ's birth on Christmas morning - 10am at the United Reformed Church, 89 High Street, Kelvedon. Everyone welcome to this short, family service.
Tel: Rev Ken Thom 01621 819437

Monday
25th December 2017
10:00am
Christmas Day
Christmas Day service at The United Church for all non-Conformists and all non-regular churchgoers is 10.00am. If you wish to celebrate in church and are uncertain where to go there will be a good welcome for you. Happy Christmas! Taken by the Rev Crawford Logan.
Tel: Mrs M Kimmitt 01206302229

Monday
01st January 2018
11:00am
Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust
New Year's Day Walk led by experienced walkers,Jerry & Hilary Russell. Meet at the Railway Crossing Cottage, Station Approach, Frinton.Cost £2. Return to the cottage at approximately 1pm for"finger" food and mulled wine. Please bring a plate of food for sharing.
Tel: Sue 01255 672150

Monday
01st January 2018
12:00pm
New Years Day Walk
Come and join Peter, a local history enthusiast for a New Years Day walk. Learn about The Naze and its fascinating military past. The walk is approximately a 1 mile circular route with no steep slopes or steps although comfortable footwear is recommended.
Tel: naze@essexwt.org.uk 01255 679379

Wednesday
03rd January 2018
9:00am
Walton Work Club
0900 to 1100 at Walton Community Centre. Volunteer support with cv, interview advice, job searching and basic computer skills.
Tel: Jackie Pobjoy 01255 672189

Wednesday
03rd January 2018
9:45am
COLNE PROBUS
Have you retired, or are you about to retire, from your business or profession? Come and join fellow professional men at Colne Probus to socialise and be entertained with informative presentations on 1st and 3rd Wednesday morning every month at Lexden. There are also optional golf and walks groups.
Tel: Email mike.george@tiscali.co.uk for information . 00000000000000

Thursday
04th January 2018
12:00pm
Crafternoon Tea
Join us at The Three Horseshoes, Fordham on the 1st Thursday of every month (12-2pm). Bring along a project, knitting, beadwork, minature work or whatever you are working on. Make new friends and have fun.
Tel: Colchester Craft Room 07388073555

Thursday
04th January 2018
12:00pm
Crafternoon Tea
Join us at The Three Horseshoes, Fordham on the 1st Thursday of every month (12-2pm). Bring along a project, knitting, beadwork, minature work, card making, scrapbooking or whatever you are working on. Make new friends and have fun.
Tel: Colchester Craft Room 07388073555

Thursday
04th January 2018
12:00pm
Crafternoon Tea
Join us at The Three Horseshoes, Fordham on the 1st Thursday of every month (12-2pm). Bring along a project, knitting, beadwork, minature work, card making, scrapbooking or whatever you are working on. Make new friends and have fun.
Tel: Colchester Craft Room 07388073555

Thursday
04th January 2018
7:30pm
Alresford Camera Club
Do you take photographs? Then come and visit us at Alresford Village Hall @ 7:30pm on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month. We welcome people of all levels of skill who wish to hone their skills or chat to others with similar interests. View our programme at http://www.alresfordcameraclub.org.uk
Tel: john.merison@btinternet.com 01206 250846

Thursday
04th January 2018
7:30pm
Clacton & District Astronomical Association
Meet the first thursday monthly at United Reform Church, Clacton-on-Sea, CO156PH. Jan 4th will be a talk "The Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn" by Mike Haynes. Visitors welcome £2. See meeting programme at www.clactonastronomy.co.uk.
Tel: David Pugh 01255 429849

Friday
05th January 2018
7:45pm
Colchester Organ Society
David Last will be playing live keyboard music to suit all tastes.Thomas Lord Audley School,Monkwick Avenue,Colchester,CO2 6NJ.£4.members,£6.non members,refreshments and raffle.Ample parking in school grounds.Free one off entry for two non members with this advert.
Tel: Alan Pilgrim alanwpilgrim@tiscali.co.uk 01787 269458

Saturday
06th January 2018
10:00am
Xmas Tree Chipping
The In Bloom Team will once again be at Springmead Gdn B'Sea on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th Jan 10am - 1pm to encourage everyonbe to be enfironmentally friendly and take in their Xmas Trees to be chipped & recycled. A donation of £1 per tree would be greatly appreciated.
Tel: Val Gilders Chairman 01206302563

Sunday
07th January 2018
7:00pm
Colchester Jazz Club
The New Orleans Bandits, are opening the New Year, with New Orleans Trad Jazz, at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Rd, Marks Tey. Doors open 7pm. Music from 7.45 - 10.30. Bar & Dancing. Members £8, Non members £10. visit, www.colchesterjazzclub.co.uk
Tel: Brian Grundy, 01206 540354,, Dave Bailey, 01206 330836

Monday
08th January 2018
6:45pm
Brightlingsea Unicycle Club
Fancy trying a new sport come along and join the Unicycle Club every Monday Evening at the Scout Hall Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea,CO7 0JS Beginners to Experts Ellie will teach you to ride our unicycles and then join in the fun and games and learn new tricks. £3.50 per session all ages welcome.
Tel: Ellie 01206305097

Monday
08th January 2018
7:00pm
Frinton & Dist.Philatelic Society
Display of stamps of birds and wildlife by our chairman - Ralph Bridgeman
Tel: Mick Carter 07702 862572

Monday
08th January 2018
7:15pm
Sing Out Loud
Enjoy Singing? Come and join our friendly sessions with guitar accompaniment to some familiar & some new songs. Men and women; all ages & singing abilities welcome; 20-80+. No need to audition or be able to read music. Colchester town location. Mon eves term time. info@sing-out-loud.co.uk
Tel: Karen Hughes 07853 132 633

Tuesday
09th January 2018
10:00am
Brightlingsea WEA Spring Course
Brightlingsea WEA's Spring Course is 'Geoffrey Chaucer - Civil Servant & Poet' with tutor Graham Platts. Covering Chaucer's life, contemporary events, ideas and literary heritage. 10 week course, 10am-noon, starting Tuesday 9th January, 2018 in B'sea Parish Hall. Please book your place by contacting
Tel: Angela Wilson 01206303551

Tuesday
09th January 2018
5:00pm
Rock The Tower
Free music sessions where beginners or players aged 8-18 yrs are welcome to get involved for the chance to play alongside others in a band! Every Tuesday during term time running hourly between 5pm-9pm. Jaywick Martello Tower, Belsize Avenue, CO15 2LF. www.jaywickmartellotower.org/Rock-the-Tower/
Tel: Jaywick Martello Tower 01255 822783

Tuesday
09th January 2018
5:00pm
Rock The Tower
Free music sessions where beginners or players aged 9-18 years old are welcome to get involved for the chance to play alongside others in a band! The music sessions are provided by We Are Music and held at Jaywick Martello Tower every Tuesday during term time running hourly from 5pm.
Tel: Jaywick Martello Tower 01255 822783

Wednesday
10th January 2018
1:45am
Kelvedon & Feering WEA Branch
Russia in Revolution:The USSR and after (from Lenin to Putin 10 week course. Feering Community Centre, Coggeshall Rd Feering CO5 9LG.
Tel: Ken Edwards 01376 570573

Wednesday
10th January 2018
11:00am
Creative Net: Cardboard Sculptures
Free workshop every month. Everybody welcome! Materials, coffee, biscuits and great creative conversations provided. Work with artist Nicola Burrell to make an object of your choice; by folding, softening, cutting and gluing cardboard.
Tel: Jaywick Martello Tower 01255 822783

Thursday
11th January 2018
7:15pm
Brightlingsea WI
Quiz Evening with fish & chip supper to launch our new year. Time to chat over the teacups. Visitors welcome to come & see what the WI has to offer. NB meeting on 2nd Thursday this month.
Tel: Carole 01206 302524

Saturday
13th January 2018
9:30am
Birding Day Out
Get out and about on the nature reserve and around the reservoir to see how many birds you can identify. Our expert will help you with your basic identification skills. Donation £40 per person.
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Saturday
13th January 2018
10:00am
Seventh Day Adventist Church
New Location! The old methodist church is now under new administration. 9 Rush Green Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO16 7AD. Meetings are as follows: Saturdays 10am Bible Study, 11am Main service.
Tel: Mrs Ingram 01255 433156

Saturday
13th January 2018
7:30pm
Colchester Symphony Orchestra - Wind and Brass
Enjoy the Puffin Ensemble at St Botolph's Church, Colchester. Their programme includes Mozart's famous Serenade for 13 Wind Instruments in Bb and Puffin Ensemble 'Lollipops'. www.colchestersymphonyorchestra.org.uk for further information. Tickets £15, £13(concessions), £3 (students), under 17s free.
Tel: Secretary, Colchester Symphony Orchestra 01376 571612

Sunday
14th January 2018
7:00pm
Colchester Jazz Club
Dixie Mix, are playing New Orleans Trad Jazz, at Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Rd, Marks Tey. Doors open 7pm. Music from 7.45-10.30. Bar & Dancing. Members £8. Non members £10. Visit. www.colchesterjazzclub.co.uk
Tel: Brian Grundy, 01206 540354,, Dave Bailey, 01206 330836

Monday
15th January 2018
7:15pm
Sing Out Loud
Enjoy Singing? Come and join our friendly sessions with guitar accompaniment to some familiar & some new songs. Men and women; all ages & singing abilities welcome; 20-80+. No need to audition or be able to read music. Colchester town location. Mon eves term time. info@sing-out-loud.co.uk
Tel: Karen Hughes 07853 132 633

Tuesday
16th January 2018
8:00pm
Workers' Educational Association
The next course at West Bergholt is "Art Appreciation: Gardens in British Art in the 19th and 20th Centuries" by Sue Pownall at Methodist Hall, Chapel Lane, West Bergholt. Cost £48.60 for 9 talks. Course ID: 2224462 Enrol: enrolonlinewea.org.uk or tel:0300 303 3464 or at venue on first night.
Tel: Gill Poole 01206 240512

Wednesday
17th January 2018
9:45am
COLNE PROBUS
Have you retired, or are you about to retire, from your business or profession? Come and join fellow professional men at Colne Probus to socialise and be entertained with informative presentations on 1st and 3rd Wednesday morning every month at Lexden. There are also optional golf and walks groups.
Tel: Email mike.george@tiscali.co.uk for information . 00000000000000

Thursday
18th January 2018
11:00am
LAZY BONES FLEA MARKET
At Rowhedge Village Hall, Rectory Rd, CO5 7HX. Aproximately 30 spaces available, pitches 8.00 bookable in advance. Refreshments available. Large Free Car park. Interested stallholders please call on number below or email: rowhedgevillagehall@me.com
Tel: Yvonne Gibbs 07780 923 688

Thursday
18th January 2018
2:00pm
Great & little Horkesley Friendship Club
At New village hall, tile house lane, great horkesley, open afternoon with cream tes, falconry display, raffle and lucky numbers. Please bring a friend all welcome.
Tel: Club 01206 271614

Thursday
18th January 2018
7:30pm
Clacton And District Local History Society
Clacton and District Local History Society welcomes you to the 2018 programme with our first talk by Dr Dick Farrow, 'Memories of a Family Doctor in the 1960's'. The Society meets in the Fellowship Hall at Pier Avenue Baptist Church, Clacton at 7.30 p.m. £12.50 per year, visitors are welcome £2.00
Tel: Sandra Adams 07814 456118

Thursday
18th January 2018
7:30pm
Alresford Camera Club
Do you take photographs? Then come and visit us at Alresford Village Hall @ 7:30pm on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month. We welcome people of all levels of skill who wish to hone their skills or chat to others with similar interests. View our programme at http://www.alresfordcameraclub.org.uk
Tel: john.merison@btinternet.com 01206 250846

Thursday
18th January 2018
7:30pm
Essex Rock & Mineral Society
Happy New Year to you all. Join us for a talk ‘Volcanoes Of Guatemala by Dr Emma Liu of Cambridge University’ at Tollgate Hall, Stanway, Colchester CO3 0RH, 7.30pm for 8pm. Members free, Non-members £4. Www.erms.org. Find us on Facebook.
Tel: Rowley Collier 07790 327980

Thursday
18th January 2018
7:30pm
Essex Rock & Mineral Society
Happy New Year to you all. Join us for a talk ‘Volcanoes Of Guatemala by Dr Emma Liu Of Cambridge University’ 7.30pm for 8pm at Tollgate Hall, Stanway, Colchester CO3 0RH. Members free, Non-members £4. Www.erms.org. Find us on Facebook.
Tel: Rowley Collier 07790 327980

Thursday
18th January 2018
7:30pm
Essex Rock & Mineral Society
Happy New Year to you all. Join us for a talk ‘Volcanoes Of Guatemala by Dr Emma Liu Of Cambridge University’ 7.30pm for 8pm at Tollgate Hall, Stanway, Colchester CO3 0RH. Members free, Non-members £4. Www.erms.org. Find us on Facebook.
Tel: Rowley Collier 07790 327980

Thursday
18th January 2018
7:30pm
Essex Rock & Mineral Society
Happy New Year to you all. Join us for a talk ‘Volcanoes Of Guatemala by Dr Emma Liu Of Cambridge University’ 7.30pm for 8pm at Tollgate Hall, Stanway, Colchester CO3 0RH. Members free, Non-members £4. Www.erms.org. Find us on Facebook.
Tel: Rowley Collier 07790 327980

Thursday
18th January 2018
7:30pm
Essex Rock & Mineral Society
Happy New Year to you all. Join us for a talk ‘Volcanoes Of Guatemala by Dr Emma Liu Of Cambridge University’ 7.30pm for 8pm at Tollgate Hall, Stanway, Colchester CO3 0RH. Members free, Non-members £4. Www.erms.org. Find us on Facebook.
Tel: Rowley Collier 07790 327980

Thursday
18th January 2018
7:30pm
Essex Rock & Mineral Society
Happy New Year to you all. Join us for a talk ‘Volcanoes Of Guatemala by Dr Emma Liu Of Cambridge University’ 7.30pm for 8pm at Tollgate Hall, Stanway, Colchester CO3 0RH. Members free, Non-members £4. Www.erms.org. Find us on Facebook.
Tel: Rowley Collier 07790 327980

Thursday
18th January 2018
7:30pm
Essex Rock & Mineral Society
Happy New Year to you all. Join us for a talk ‘Volcanoes Of Guatemala by Dr Emma Liu Of Cambridge University’ 7.30pm for 8pm at Tollgate Hall, Stanway, Colchester CO3 0RH. Members free, Non-members £4. Www.erms.org. Find us on Facebook.
Tel: Rowley Collier 07790 327980

Thursday
18th January 2018
7:45pm
ICENI CLUB
Our social club is for divorced,separated,widowed & singles. We hold dances,lunches,evening meals,badminton,pub nights & coach trips together with other great social events. Our next Newcomers Night will be at the Cricketers Pub. More info from John 07932 465749, or www.iceniclub.co.uk
Tel: John 01255 476634

Thursday
18th January 2018
7:45pm
ICENI CLUB
Our social club is for divorced,separated,widowed & singles. We hold dances,lunches,evening meals,badminton,pub nights & coach trips together with other great social events. Our next Newcomers Night will be at the Cricketers Pub. More info from John 07932 465749, or www.iceniclub.co.uk
Tel: John 01255 476634

Thursday
18th January 2018
7:45pm
ICENI CLUB
Our social club is for divorced,separated,widowed & singles. We hold dances,lunches,evening meals,badminton,pub nights & coach trips together with other great social events. Our next Newcomers Night will be at the Cricketers Pub. More info from John 07932 465749, or www.iceniclub.co.uk
Tel: John 01255 476634

Thursday
18th January 2018
7:45pm
ICENI CLUB
Our social club is for divorced,separated,widowed & singles. We hold dances,lunches,evening meals,badminton,pub nights & coach trips together with other great social events. Our next Newcomers Night will be at the Cricketers Pub. More info from John 07932 465749, or www.iceniclub.co.uk
Tel: John 01255 476634

Saturday
20th January 2018
10:30am
Nature in Watercolour
This course will show all the techniques needed to do a pencil drawing from a reference picture and then build up colour and detail in layers of watercolour washes. The course is suitable for beginners upwards. Donation £45 per person. Advanced booking essential.
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Sunday
21st January 2018
4:00pm
Bartosz Glowacki
Bartosz, one of the leading exponents of the classical accordion, will perform a programme of original works for accordion plus his own arrangements of some classical pieces. The programme will include Scarlatti's Sonata in E minor K98 and Piazzolla's Libertango.Tickets £14, students £7. See website
Tel: Doreen Weatherall 01206 298426 or Website:www.svam.org.uk for more information

Monday
22nd January 2018
7:15pm
Sing Out Loud
Enjoy Singing? Come and join our friendly sessions with guitar accompaniment to some familiar & some new songs. Men and women; all ages & singing abilities welcome; 20-80+. No need to audition or be able to read music. Colchester town location. Mon eves term time. info@sing-out-loud.co.uk
Tel: Karen Hughes 07853 132 633

Wednesday
24th January 2018
7:30pm
Bentley Green Players present 'Keeping Up Appearances'
Great Bentley Village Hall from Thursday 24th - Saturday 27th January at 7.30pm all nights. Tickets £8 available from Deli-licious, Plough Rd., Great Bentley or from Peter Harry on 07503 153960 from 3rd January 2018.
Tel: Bev Adams 01206 250 724

Friday
26th January 2018
7:30pm
Sleeping Beauty
The Orpen Players presents "Sleeping Beauty" at the Orpen Hall West Bergholt on 26th/27th Jan and 2nd/3rd Feb 2018. Evening performances at 7.30pm and Saturday matinee's at 2pm. Tickets £7 Adult, £5 Child, are Available by phoning Roger on 01206 241048 now, and at Ash's Store from 13th Jan.
Tel: Roger 01206 241048 01206 242265

Saturday
27th January 2018
10:00am
WITHAM VINYL RECORD AND CD FAIR
Labour Hall, Collingwood Rd, Witham, CM8 2EE. Top quality vinyl records, cd's, dvd's, tee shirts, posters,etc. Rare items, collectables, bargains. Something for everyone. Records bought for cash. 10am to 4pm. Admission 50p. Contact Dave 07745 161196.
Tel: DAVE 07745 161196

Saturday
27th January 2018
6:30pm
Stargazing
Join Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society to look at the night sky through large telescopes. NEAS members will give talks throughout the evening. Bacon rolls will be available for purchase. Donation £6 per adult, £4 per child. Advanced booking essential.
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Monday
29th January 2018
7:00pm
Sing Out Loud
Enjoy Singing? Come and join our friendly sessions with guitar accompaniment to some familiar & some new songs. Men and women; all ages & singing abilities welcome; 20-80+. No need to audition or be able to read music. Colchester town location. Mon eves term time. info@sing-out-loud.co.uk
Tel: Karen Hughes 07853 132 633

Thursday
01st February 2018
12:00pm
Crafternoon Tea
Join us at The Three Horseshoes, Fordham on the 1st Thursday of every month (12-2pm). Bring along a project, knitting, beadwork, minature work or whatever you are working on. Make new friends and have fun.
Tel: Colchester Craft Room 07388073555

Thursday
01st February 2018
12:00pm
Crafternoon Tea
Join us at The Three Horseshoes, Fordham on the 1st Thursday of every month (12-2pm). Bring along a project, knitting, beadwork, minature work, card making, scrapbooking or whatever you are working on. Make new friends and have fun.
Tel: Colchester Craft Room 07388073555

Thursday
01st February 2018
12:00pm
Crafternoon Tea
Join us at The Three Horseshoes, Fordham on the 1st Thursday of every month (12-2pm). Bring along a project, knitting, beadwork, minature work, card making, scrapbooking or whatever you are working on. Make new friends and have fun.
Tel: Colchester Craft Room 07388073555

Thursday
01st February 2018
7:30pm
Alresford Camera Club
Do you take photographs? Then come and visit us at Alresford Village Hall @ 7:30pm on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month. We welcome people of all levels of skill who wish to hone their skills or chat to others with similar interests. View our programme at http://www.alresfordcameraclub.org.uk
Tel: john.merison@btinternet.com 01206 250846

Friday
02nd February 2018
10:00am
World Wetlands Day
Join Essex Wildlife Trust as we celebrate our amazing wetland site, Abberton Reservoir. Guided walks available throughout the day and specials offers within the gift shop and Skylark tearoom. Normal entry donation requested.
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Saturday
03rd February 2018
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
Local produce, meat, apple juice, shortbread, honey, cakes, bread, quiche, scones. Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, cards, jewellery, pottery, teddy bears, haberdashery, photography, plants and more. Cafe serving tea/coffee, sausage and bacon baps. Free admission and car park.9 am-Noon
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
03rd February 2018
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
Local produce, meat, apple juice, shortbread, honey, cakes, bread, quiche, scones. Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, cards, jewellery, pottery, teddy bears, haberdashery, photography, plants and more. Cafe serving tea/coffee, sausage and bacon baps. Free admission and car park.9 am-Noon
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
03rd February 2018
9:00am
Alresford Craft And Farmers Market
Local produce, meat, apple juice, shortbread, honey, cakes, bread, quiche, scones. Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, cards, jewellery, pottery, teddy bears, haberdashery, photography, plants and more. Cafe serving tea/coffee, sausage and bacon baps. Free admission and car park. 9am-Noon
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
03rd February 2018
9:00am
Alresford Craft And Farmers Market
Local produce, meat, apple juice, shortbread, honey, cakes, bread, quiche, scones. Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, cards, jewellery, pottery, teddy bears, haberdashery, photography, plants and more. Cafe serving tea/coffee, sausage and bacon baps. Free admission and car park. 9am-Noon
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
03rd February 2018
9:00am
Alresford Craft And Farmers Market
Local produce, meat, apple juice, shortbread, honey, cakes, bread, quiche, scones. Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, cards, jewellery, pottery, teddy bears, haberdashery, photography, plants and more. Cafe serving tea/coffee, sausage and bacon baps. Free admission and car park. 9am-Noon
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
03rd February 2018
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
Local produce, meat, apple juice, shortbread, honey, cakes, bread, quiche, scones. Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, cards, jewellery, pottery, teddy bears, haberdashery, photography, plants and more. Cafe serving tea/coffee, sausage and bacon baps. Free admission and car park.9 am-Noon
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
03rd February 2018
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
Local produce, meat, apple juice, shortbread, honey, cakes, bread, quiche, scones. Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, cards, jewellery, pottery, teddy bears, haberdashery, photography, plants and more. Cafe serving tea/coffee, sausage and bacon baps. Free admission and car park.9 am-Noon
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
03rd February 2018
3:00pm
Messy Church
We talk, have fun together and discover more about God through crafts & stories suitable for children & their families, plus food. Venue: St James' Church, Beatrice Road, Clacton-on-Sea (entrance through church hall in Tower Road). There is no charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tel: Rev Peter Kane 01255 429896

Tuesday
06th February 2018
5:00pm
Rock The Tower
Free music sessions where beginners or players aged 8-18 yrs are welcome to get involved for the chance to play alongside others in a band! Every Tuesday during term time running hourly between 5pm-9pm. Jaywick Martello Tower, Belsize Avenue, CO15 2LF. www.jaywickmartellotower.org/Rock-the-Tower/
Tel: Jaywick Martello Tower 01255 822783

Tuesday
06th February 2018
5:00pm
Rock The Tower
Free music sessions where beginners or players aged 9-18 years old are welcome to get involved for the chance to play alongside others in a band! The music sessions are provided by We Are Music and held at Jaywick Martello Tower every Tuesday during term time running hourly from 5pm.
Tel: Jaywick Martello Tower 01255 822783

Wednesday
07th February 2018
9:45am
COLNE PROBUS
Have you retired, or are you about to retire, from your business or profession? Come and join fellow professional men at Colne Probus to socialise and be entertained with informative presentations on 1st and 3rd Wednesday morning every month at Lexden. There are also optional golf and walks groups.
Tel: Email mike.george@tiscali.co.uk for information . 00000000000000

Saturday
10th February 2018
9:30am
Birding Day Out
Get out and about on the nature reserve and around the reservoir to see how many birds you can identify. Our expert will help you with your basic identification skills. Donation £40 per person.
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Saturday
10th February 2018
10:00am
Seventh Day Adventist Church
New Location! The old methodist church is now under new administration. 9 Rush Green Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO16 7AD. Meetings are as follows: Saturdays 10am Bible Study, 11am Main service.
Tel: Mrs Ingram 01255 433156

Thursday
15th February 2018
7:30pm
Clacton And District Local History Society
Clacton and District Local History Society presents, George Hardwick with 'Another Archive Evening' . George is the Museum Curator and brings along items new and old. Meeting at Pier Avenue Baptist Church, Clacton at 7.30 p.m. Visitors welcome £2.00 Membership £12.50 per year
Tel: Sandra Adams 07814 456118

Thursday
15th February 2018
7:30pm
Alresford Camera Club
Do you take photographs? Then come and visit us at Alresford Village Hall @ 7:30pm on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month. We welcome people of all levels of skill who wish to hone their skills or chat to others with similar interests. View our programme at http://www.alresfordcameraclub.org.uk
Tel: john.merison@btinternet.com 01206 250846

Saturday
17th February 2018
6:30pm
Stargazing
Join Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society to look at the night sky through large telescopes. NEAS members will give talks throughout the evening. Bacon rolls will be available for purchase. Donation £6 per adult, £4 per child. Advanced booking essential.
Tel: Essex Wildllife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Sunday
18th February 2018
10:30am
Nature in Watercolour
This course will show all the techniques needed to do a pencil drawing from a reference picture and then build up colour and detail in layers of watercolour washes. The course is suitable for beginners upwards. Donation £45 per person. Advanced booking essential.
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Sunday
18th February 2018
4:00pm
Savitri Grier, violin with Richard Uttley, piano
These two musicians frequently play chamber music together despite pursuing successful separate solo careers. The programme will include Beethoven's Violin Sonata no7 in C minor op30 & Messiaen's Theme & Variations. Tickets £14, students £7 see website for more information.
Tel: Doreen Weatherall 01206 298426 or Website:www.svam.org.uk for more information

Wednesday
21st February 2018
9:45am
COLNE PROBUS
Have you retired, or are you about to retire, from your business or profession? Come and join fellow professional men at Colne Probus to socialise and be entertained with informative presentations on 1st and 3rd Wednesday morning every month at Lexden. There are also optional golf and walks groups.
Tel: Email mike.george@tiscali.co.uk for information . 00000000000000

Thursday
22nd February 2018
7:30pm
Hootingly Good Show - Owl Talk
As well as a talk, the owls will be flown in the centre. Doors open 6.45pm with the opportunity to purchase drinks and snacks from our tearoom; talk starts at 7.30pm. Donation £8 per adult, £6 per child. Advanced booking essential.
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Thursday
01st March 2018
12:00pm
Crafternoon Tea
Join us at The Three Horseshoes, Fordham on the 1st Thursday of every month (12-2pm). Bring along a project, knitting, beadwork, minature work or whatever you are working on. Make new friends and have fun.
Tel: Colchester Craft Room 07388073555

Thursday
01st March 2018
12:00pm
Crafternoon Tea
Join us at The Three Horseshoes, Fordham on the 1st Thursday of every month (12-2pm). Bring along a project, knitting, beadwork, minature work, card making, scrapbooking or whatever you are working on. Make new friends and have fun.
Tel: Colchester Craft Room 07388073555

Thursday
01st March 2018
12:00pm
Crafternoon Tea
Join us at The Three Horseshoes, Fordham on the 1st Thursday of every month (12-2pm). Bring along a project, knitting, beadwork, minature work, card making, scrapbooking or whatever you are working on. Make new friends and have fun.
Tel: Colchester Craft Room 07388073555

Thursday
01st March 2018
7:30pm
Alresford Camera Club
Do you take photographs? Then come and visit us at Alresford Village Hall @ 7:30pm on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month. We welcome people of all levels of skill who wish to hone their skills or chat to others with similar interests. View our programme at http://www.alresfordcameraclub.org.uk
Tel: john.merison@btinternet.com 01206 250846

Saturday
03rd March 2018
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
Local produce, meat, apple juice, shortbread, honey, cakes, bread, quiche, scones. Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, cards, jewellery, pottery, teddy bears, haberdashery, photography, plants and more. Cafe serving tea/coffee, sausage and bacon baps. Free admission and car park.9 am-Noon
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
03rd March 2018
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
Local produce, meat, apple juice, shortbread, honey, cakes, bread, quiche, scones. Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, cards, jewellery, pottery, teddy bears, haberdashery, photography, plants and more. Cafe serving tea/coffee, sausage and bacon baps. Free admission and car park.9 am-Noon
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
03rd March 2018
9:00am
Alresford Craft And Farmers Market
Local produce, meat, apple juice, shortbread, honey, cakes, bread, quiche, scones. Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, cards, jewellery, pottery, teddy bears, haberdashery, photography, plants and more. Cafe serving tea/coffee, sausage and bacon baps. Free admission and car park. 9am-Noon
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
03rd March 2018
9:00am
Alresford Craft And Farmers Market
Local produce, meat, apple juice, shortbread, honey, cakes, bread, quiche, scones. Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, cards, jewellery, pottery, teddy bears, haberdashery, photography, plants and more. Cafe serving tea/coffee, sausage and bacon baps. Free admission and car park 9am-Noon
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
03rd March 2018
9:00am
Alresford Craft And Farmers Market
Local produce, meat, apple juice, shortbread, honey, cakes, bread, quiche, scones. Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, cards, jewellery, pottery, teddy bears, haberdashery, photography, plants and more. Cafe serving tea/coffee, sausage and bacon baps. Free admission and car park. 9am-Noon
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
03rd March 2018
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
Local produce, meat, apple juice, shortbread, honey, cakes, bread, quiche, scones. Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, cards, jewellery, pottery, teddy bears, haberdashery, photography, plants and more. Cafe serving tea/coffee, sausage and bacon baps. Free admission and car park.9 am-Noon
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
03rd March 2018
9:00am
Alresford Craft and Farmers Market
Local produce, meat, apple juice, shortbread, honey, cakes, bread, quiche, scones. Crafts, knitted and sewn goods, cards, jewellery, pottery, teddy bears, haberdashery, photography, plants and more. Cafe serving tea/coffee, sausage and bacon baps. Free admission and car park.9 am-Noon
Tel: Jo Jordan 01206 823390

Saturday
03rd March 2018
10:30am
Nature in Watercolours
This course will show all the techniques needed to do a pencil drawing from a reference picture and then build up colour and detail in layers of watercolour washes. The course is suitable for beginners upwards. Donation £45 per person. Advanced booking essential.
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Wednesday
07th March 2018
9:45am
COLNE PROBUS
Have you retired, or are you about to retire, from your business or profession? Come and join fellow professional men at Colne Probus to socialise and be entertained with informative presentations on 1st and 3rd Wednesday morning every month at Lexden. There are also optional golf and walks groups.
Tel: Email mike.george@tiscali.co.uk for information . 00000000000000

Saturday
10th March 2018
9:30am
Birding Day Out
Get out and about on the nature reserve and around the reservoir to see how many birds you can identify. Our expert will help you with your basic identification skills. Donation £40 per person.
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Saturday
10th March 2018
7:00pm
Jazz at Abberton
Join Essex Wildlife Trust for their first Jazz at Abberton event of the year. Refreshments, including a bar will be available throughout the evening. Doors open at 7pm. Donation £9 per adult £7 per child (8 years & older only at the event). Advanced booking essential.
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Saturday
10th March 2018
7:00pm
Jazz at Abberton
Join Essex Wildlife Trust for their first Jazz at Abberton event of the year. Refreshments, including a bar will be available throughout the evening. Doors open at 7pm. Donation £9 per adult £7 per child (8 years & older only at the event). Advanced booking essential.
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Thursday
15th March 2018
7:30pm
Alresford Camera Club
Do you take photographs? Then come and visit us at Alresford Village Hall @ 7:30pm on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month. We welcome people of all levels of skill who wish to hone their skills or chat to others with similar interests. View our programme at http://www.alresfordcameraclub.org.uk
Tel: john.merison@btinternet.com 01206 250846

Saturday
17th March 2018
10:00am
Basket Making
Try your hand at the ancient skill of basket-weaving. All materials will be provided but please bring some sharp secateurs and wear old clothes. Places are limited to six so please book early to avoid disappointment. Donation £40 per person.
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Sunday
18th March 2018
4:00pm
Sacconi String Quartet with Michael Collins, clarinet
Formed in 2001 at the RCM the Sacconi is joined by the renowned clarinettist & conductor, Michael Collins. Programme: Glazunov's Oriental Reverie op14, Brahms' Clarinet Quintet in B minor op115 & Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A K581. Tickets £14, students £7, see website for more information.
Tel: Doreen Weatherall 01206 298426 or Website:www.svam.org.uk for more information

Wednesday
21st March 2018
9:45am
COLNE PROBUS
Have you retired, or are you about to retire, from your business or profession? Come and join fellow professional men at Colne Probus to socialise and be entertained with informative presentations on 1st and 3rd Wednesday morning every month at Lexden. There are also optional golf and walks groups.
Tel: Email mike.george@tiscali.co.uk for information . 00000000000000

Saturday
24th March 2018
6:30pm
Stargazing
Join Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society to look at the night sky through large telescopes. NEAS members will give talks throughout the evening. Bacon rolls will be available for purchase. Donation £6 per adult, £4 per child. Advanced booking essential.
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Wednesday
04th April 2018
9:45am
COLNE PROBUS
Have you retired, or are you about to retire, from your business or profession? Come and join fellow professional men at Colne Probus to socialise and be entertained with informative presentations on 1st and 3rd Wednesday morning every month at Lexden. There are also optional golf and walks groups.
Tel: Email mike.george@tiscali.co.uk for information . 00000000000000

Wednesday
04th April 2018
7:30pm
Alresford Camera Club
Do you take photographs? Then come and visit us at Alresford Village Hall @ 7:30pm on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month. We welcome people of all levels of skill who wish to hone their skills or chat to others with similar interests. View our programme at http://www.alresfordcameraclub.org.uk
Tel: john.merison@btinternet.com 01206 250846

Saturday
14th April 2018
10:00am
Birding Day Out
Get out and about on the nature reserve and around the reservoir to see how many birds you can identify. Our expert will help you with your basic identification skills. Donation £40 per person. Advanced booking essential.
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Saturday
14th April 2018
10:30am
Nature in Watercolour
This course will show all the techniques needed to do a pencil drawing from a reference picture and then build up colour and detail in layers of watercolour washes. The course is suitable for beginners upwards. Donation £45 per person. Advanced booking essential.
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Wednesday
18th April 2018
9:45am
COLNE PROBUS
Have you retired, or are you about to retire, from your business or profession? Come and join fellow professional men at Colne Probus to socialise and be entertained with informative presentations on 1st and 3rd Wednesday morning every month at Lexden. There are also optional golf and walks groups.
Tel: mike.george@tiscali.co.uk for information . 00000000000000

Saturday
21st April 2018
10:00am
Pew Boot Sale
St Andrews Church, Park Lane, Earls Colne. Great quality second hand goods at Bargain prices. To sell contact Helen on 01787 222526
Tel: Helen 01787 222526

Thursday
26th April 2018
7:30pm
Birds of Prey Talk and Flight Evening
As well as a talk, the birds of prey will be flown in the centre. Doors open 6.45pm with the opportunity to purchase drinks and snacks from our tearoom; talk starts at 7.30pm. Donation £8 per adult, £6 per child. Advanced booking essential.
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Saturday
28th April 2018
8:00pm
Stargazing
Join Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society to look at the night sky through large telescopes. NEAS members will give talks throughout the evening. Bacon rolls will be available for purchase. Donation £6 per adult, £4 per child. Advanced booking essential.
Tel: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir 01206 738172

Saturday
09th June 2018
11:00am
Flower festival and Art exhibition
St Andrews church, Park Lane, Earls Colne. June 9th to June 11th
Tel: Liz 01376 561307

Monday
18th June 2018
12:00pm
Lamarsh Village Fete
Family and Wheelchair Friendly Event. A fun day out in the local area. 1 ENTRY (prize draw for lucky hamper!) FREE PARKING, SORRY NO DOGS
Tel: 01787 269766

Friday
10th August 2018
1:00pm
Pond dipping afternoon
A pond dipping session for all the family Come and explore the depths of our ponds.  All ages welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL £6 requested donation per child
Tel: Abberton Reservoir Visitors Centre Team 01206 738172

Saturday
08th September 2018
11:00am
Church Open weekend
St Andrew's Church, Park Lane, Earls Colne. 8th and 9th September. Featuring Harvest Festival, Teddy Bear parachute drop from the church tower, BBQ and refreshments.
Tel: Hugh 01787 222211

Saturday
06th October 2018
7:30am
Funny Money
Stane Street players present 'Funny Money' a romping farce by Ray Cooney - Earls Colne Village Hall Friday 6th and Saturday 7th October and Empire Theatre Halstead Saturday 14th October. Tickets £10 from www.stanestreetplayers.co.uk or 07423 063007
Tel: www.stanestreetplayers.co.uk 07423 063007

Saturday
27th October 2018
10:00am
Pew Boot Sale
St Andrews Church, Park Lane, Earls Colne. Quality second hand goods at bargain prices. Refreshments available.
Tel: Helen 01787 222526

Friday
07th December 2018
12:00pm
Crafternoon Tea
Join us at The Three Horseshoes, Fordham on the 1st Thursday of every month (12-2pm). Bring along a project, knitting, beadwork, minature work, card making, scrapbooking or whatever you are working on. Make new friends and have fun.
Tel: Colchester Craft Room 07388073555

Thursday
05th November 2020
7:30pm
Leavenheath Village Hall Cinema
Our November film is Florence Foster Jenkins. Coffee, Tea, Beer, Wine and light refreshments will be served before the film as well as ice cream during the interval.
Tel: Lesley or Ken 01206 263488


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