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SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS   Obstacle Induction at 'Wild Forest' at Nuclear Races, Ongar Road, Kelvedon Hatch, 9.30am. Cost £19.99 for adults and £14.99 for children. For more details ring Sam Alexander on 07970 739037. Whether you are looking for a fun obstacle activity day, want to develop some serious OCR skills or just want to get fit, you can train and have fun while opening up your senses and explore the wild trails and unique training facilities. The activities are open to children aged from six years to adults year round.
   
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20   Walkers and Cyclists Evensong, All Saints’ Church, Norton Lane, Norton Mandeville (3pm). A service with well-loved hymns. There are several footpaths leading to the church from Blackmore and High Ongar. Tea and cakes will be served after the service.
   
MONDAY, AUGUST 21   East 15 Acting School Youth Theatre Senior Summer School. A two week summer course for 12 to 16-year-olds. An opportunity to develop drama skills in a creative and fun environment. Over 10 days, the participants will study improvisation, character, devising and singing with East 15 staff. For full details and booking information click here
   
MONDAY, AUGUST 21   East 15 Acting School Youth Theatre Junior Summer School. An opportunity to develop drama skills in a creative and fun environment. Over five days, the participants will play theatre games, build characters and create scenes, with music and movement. Each course will end with an informal showing in the newly-refurbished Corbett Theatre. For full details and booking information click here
   
MONDAY, AUGUST 21   John Muir Award Week at Epping Forest Field Centre, Paul's Nursery road, High Beach. Challenge yourself: spend a week in the forest exploring the different habitats. Learn how to conserve the environment for the future and how to survive using the Forest’s resources. Activities include pond dipping, minibeasting, mammal trapping, fire lighting, shelter building, conservation tasks, bug hotels, sensory adventures and team games. Share the experience through photography, videos and other media platforms to earn a certificate for your hard work. 9.30am-4pm. For ages 8+. Cost £160 for fivee days. For more details, ring 0208 502 8500.
   
TUESDAY, AUGUST 29   East 15 Acting School Youth Theatre Junior Summer School. An opportunity to develop drama skills in a creative and fun environment. Over five days, the participants will play theatre games, build characters and create scenes, with music and movement. Each course will end with an informal showing in the newly-refurbished Corbett Theatre. For full details and booking information click here
   
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3   Garden afternoon, Copped Hall, Epping (gates open 2pm; last entry 4pm; car park locked at 5pm). An opportunity to wander round the garden and talk to the gardeners. A map with brief descriptions of the gardens is given on arrival. Refreshments available in the Racquets Court until 4.30pm. The shop will be open. Entry £5 per person.
   
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4   The Lavers and District Horticultural Society meets at Moreton Village Hall (7pm for 7.30pm) for its Mini Show (Judge: Keith Woollard). For more details email lavershorticultural@gmail.com or visit www.lavershorticulturalsociety.co.uk
   
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 to WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6 (every Wednesday)   Public speaking course, Bedford House, Buckhurst Hill Community Association, Bedford House, Buckhurst Hill. Do you feel nervous and lose control when asked to speak in public? Do you need help with a Best Man's or Father of the Bride's speech? Do you have to make a formal presentation at work? Course runs every Wednesday from September 6 (7.15pm-8.15pm) until Wednesday, December 6. For further information contact Jayne Gill. Speech and Drama Teacher, by emailing jaynegill2017@gmail.com or ringing 07901 555560.
   
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7   The English-Speaking Union (Epping Forest branch monthly meeting, The Murray Hall, Borders Lane, Loughton (10.15am for 10.45am) with a talk from Helen Monger, from the London Parks & Gardens Trust, who will speak in particular about Knighton Woods. Admission £4, including tea/coffee. For more details ring 020 8505 9001 or 01992 812454.
   
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9   Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society Autumn Flower Show, The Centenary Hall, St John's Church, High Road, Buckhurst Hill (2pm-4.30pm) with flower arranging, cookery section, vegetables and junior entries, Plants for sale and garden sundries, teas and homemade cakes. Admission free for members (£1 for non-members). For more information contact show secretary Jill Jones - email jill998@btinternet.com or ring 020 8257 8996.
   
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9   Heritage Open Day, Epping Quaker Meeting House, Hemnall Street, Epping (10am-4pm). Visit this historic place of worship built around 1850 with some later modifications. The peaceful walled garden is a burial ground with distinctive Quaker burial stones that may be of interest to those researching local families. Light refreshments available.
   
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14   Ongar Art Society, High Ongar Village Hall, Mill Lane, High Ongar (8pm-10pm) - Marine Scene in Oils: A demonstration by Graham Webber. For all our other meetings you will always be welcome as a visitor: admission £4. For more details ring Lynne Harris on 01277 372123 or Beverly Hughes on 01708 688554.
   
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 to SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17   Movie Nights, Haven House Children's Hospice, The White House, Woodford Green (6pm-10pm). 
Friday - Toy Story. All ages welcome. Film starts 7.30pm; family fun, a barbecue and pre-film entertainment from 6pm. 
Saturday - Dirty Dancing. Over 15s only. Film starts 7.30pm; light refreshments and a glass of fizz from 6.30pm. 
Sunday - Grease. Over 15s only. Film starts 7.30pm; Pop-up Grease Bar from 6.30pm. For more details, ring 020 8506 3634.
   
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17   Guided tour, Copped Hall, Epping (gates open 10am; last entry 11am). Tours last two-and-a-half to three hours and cover the gardens, a large part of the mansion, cellars and stables. Entry £8 per person. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes available in the Racquets Court where there is also a shop selling books about Copped Hall and a range of gift items. Second-hand books on sale in the mansion. There are also permanent exhibitions on site.
   
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17   Holy Cross Sunday celebrated at All-Age Communion at the Abbey Church, Waltham Abbey (10.30am) and Evening Worship service (6.30pm).
   
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23   Music for Lunch, the Abbey Church, Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey (12.30pm). Admission free. Retiring collection. Refreshments. For more details, ring the Parish Office on 01992 767897.
   
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30   Music for Lunch, the Abbey Church, Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey (12.30pm). Admission free. Retiring collection. Refreshments. For more details, ring the Parish Office on 01992 767897.
   
MONDAY, OCTOBER 2   The Lavers and District Horticultural Society meets at Moreton Village Hall (7pm for 7.30pm) for a talk on ‘Grape Fermentation / Wine and Cider Making and Tasting’ with Maike Windhorst. For more details email lavershorticultural@gmail.com or visit www.lavershorticulturalsociety.co.uk
   
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8   Indoor Charity Art and Craft Fair, Chigwell Riding Trust for special Needs, Grange Farm Lane, off High Road, Chigwell (10.30am-4.30pm). Quality art and crafts by local people. Light refreshments on sale. Free entry and parking.
   
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15   Guided tour, Copped Hall, Epping (gates open 10am; last entry 11am). Tours last two-and-a-half to three hours and cover the gardens, a large part of the mansion, cellars and stables. Entry £8 per person. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes available in the Racquets Court where there is also a shop selling books about Copped Hall and a range of gift items. Second-hand books on sale in the mansion. There are also permanent exhibitions on site.
   
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21   Fungi Walk with Tricia Moxey at GreenAcres Epping, Kiln Road, North Weald (10am and 1pm). A gentle stroll around the park to see what fungi is growing. Light refreshments will be served after the walks. Booking essential. Ring 01992 523863 or email sam.thompson@greenacresgroup.co.uk
   
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28   Halloween kids and family disco with fancy dress party and musical games and children's entertainer, St Edmund’s Centre, 216 Chingford Mount Road, Chingford. E4 8JL (2pm-4.30pm or 5.30pm-8pm). Children £7 (adults £6). Primarily for four to 11-year-olds (younger children may attend but will need a ticket). Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult and remain their responsibility at the event. Pizza, face painting, licensed bar, kid’s drinks, cakes, sand art, kid’s tombola, lucky dip, pocket money toys. For more information and to buy tickets, ring Irene Bull on 020 8559 4500, email irenebull@hotmail.co.uk
   
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6   The Lavers and District Horticultural Society meets at Moreton Village Hall (7pm for 7.30pm) for a talk on ‘Evergreens for All Occasions’ with Tom Cole. For more details email lavershorticultural@gmail.com or visit www.lavershorticulturalsociety.co.uk
   
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19   Guided tour, Copped Hall, Epping (gates open 10am; last entry 11am). Tours last two-and-a-half to three hours and cover the gardens, a large part of the mansion, cellars and stables. Entry £8 per person. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes available in the Racquets Court where there is also a shop selling books about Copped Hall and a range of gift items. Second-hand books on sale in the mansion. There are also permanent exhibitions on site.
   
MONDAY, DECEMBER 4   The Lavers and District Horticultural Society meets at Moreton Village Hall (7pm for 7.30pm) for festive entertainment. For more details email lavershorticultural@gmail.com or visit www.lavershorticulturalsociety.co.uk
   
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9   Epping Forest Singers with Loughton Youth Choir present a Christmas Concert, St John's Church, Church Lane, Loughton (7pm). Directed by Fru Chilvers, Accompanist Paul Chilvers. Tickets £10 in advance (£12 on the door, £3 for under 16s), available by ringing Chris Waldron 01992 714227.
   
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19   Theydon Jazz Club, Thornwood Village Hall, Weald Hall Lane, Thornwood (7.30pm-10.30pm) with The Theydon Select Six. Admission £10 (members £8). Non-members and new members welcome. Bar, tea and coffee. For more details email davedyer24@gmail.com or ring 01945 588325.
   


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