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Regular weekly events
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 21   Music for Lunch, the Abbey Church, Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey (12.30pm). Admission free. Retiring collection. Refreshments served noon-12.30pm). For more details ring 01992 767897.
   
SATURDAY, APRIL 21   Saturday Coffee Concert, St John's Church, St John's Road, Epping (11am-11.45am, with coffee served from 10.30am) with A10 Strings directed by David Boarder - Vivaldi - ‘Spring’ from ‘Four Seasons’; J.S. Bach - Dances from Suite in B minor; Karl Jenkins - Palladio (1st movement). Entry is free with a retiring collection for the Heart of Epping Appeal.
   
SATURDAY, APRIL 21   Sixties Evening, St John's Church, St Johns Road, Epping (7.30pm). £5 per person (under-10s free with an adult). Period dress competition, games, quiz, film clips, hot dogs. Take your own food and drinks. Tickets to be paid for on the door.
   
SUNDAY, APRIL 22   Adventure and Farm Open Day, Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning, Manor Road, Lambourne End. Visitors can have a go at the adventure, garden and farm activities, meet the Easter farm baby animals, try pond dipping for newts, enjoy a pony and cart ride around the 54-acre site, crawl through caves, try to cross a low ropes course and learn how to kayak. There is no charge to visit the farm and small charges apply for activities (some of which have age restrictions). A £3 donation per car is suggested on arrival. Food and refreshments will be available throughout the day andthe farm shop will be open. For more information ring 020 8500 3047, then 0 followed by 223, or email claire.gilmore@lambourne-end.org.uk
   
TUESDAY, APRIL 24   Volunteer Day, GreenAcres Epping, Kiln Road, North Weald (10am-3pm). Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you fancy getting some exercise while helping to improve wildlife habitats and maintain the local landscape? Volunteer Days run on the last Tuesday of the month with all training and tools provided. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy boots. Take your own food and drink. Ring Julia Rolf on 01992 523863 for further details or email julia.rolf@greenacresgroup.co.uk
   
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25   Theydon & Abridge Jazz Club, Abridge Village Hall, Ongar Road, Abridge. The club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month to listen and/or dance to live traditional jazz bands (different each session). Non-members welcome. Membership available. Members' children under 12 free. Bar, tea and coffee. Good seating, friendly atmosphere, free parking, disabled facilities.
   
SATURDAY, APRIL 28   Theydon Bois Singers performing Haydn’s ‘Creation’ with, The New Essex Choir and Epping Forest Singers, St John’s Church, High Road, Buckhurst Hill (7.30pm). For more details ring 01992 573855.
   
SATURDAY, APRIL 28   Music for Lunch, the Abbey Church, Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey (12.30pm). Admission free. Retiring collection. Refreshments served noon-12.30pm). For more details ring 01992 767897.
   
SATURDAY, APRIL 28   De Merc Chamber Choir concert entitled 'What is our Life?', conducted by Alison Fisher with songs sacred to secular, serious to sprightly, All Saints' Church Nazeing (7.30pm). Tickets, £10 including refreshments (under-16s free), available on the door. For more information, ring Jane Fox on 01279 428967.
   
SATURDAY, APRIL 28   Family Empathy Cafe, Loughton Library, Traps Hill, Loughton (10.30am-noon). Meet children's author Helen Moss and join her to write a special mystery story.
   
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2   Glass Pendants eight-week course starts, Buckhurst Hill Community Association, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill. Learn the basics of glass fusing: cutting, shaping, assembling and firing and make glass jewellery, a soap dish, or similar. No experience needed. Wednesdays 7pm-9pm. Fee: £84 (includes materials) plus £5 membership fee (if not a BHCA member) For more details ring 020 8504 6668 or email office@bedfordhouse.org.uk
   
SATURDAY, MAY 5   'Get to Know Your Digital Camera' workshop, Buckhurst Hill Community Association, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill. Want to move on from a film or basic digital camera? A day to remove the mystery and aid your full use of digital photography. Take your camera (10am–3pm). Cost £31 (plus £1 if not a BHCA member). For more details ring 020 8504 6668 or email office@bedfordhouse.org.uk
   
SATURDAY, MAY 5   Holy Cross Festival, Waltham Abbey. Abbey Church tower open (10am-noon), church tours (11am and 2.30pm), Music for Lunch concert (12.30pm) with refreshments served noon–12.30pm. Procession from Cornmill car park (behind Waltham Abbey Town Hall) at 1.30pm through town centre ending at the Cloisters behind the Abbey Church at 2pm. The bells will be rung during the procession. From 2pm, the known lines of the previous churches will have been marked out and visitors will be invited to walk along them and to hear about each church. For more information ring the parish office on 01992 767897.
   
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9   Theydon & Abridge Jazz Club, Abridge Village Hall, Ongar Road, Abridge. The club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month to listen and/or dance to live traditional jazz bands (different each session). Non-members welcome. Membership available. Members' children under 12 free. Bar, tea and coffee. Good seating, friendly atmosphere, free parking, disabled facilities.
   
THURSDAY, MAY 10   Ongar Art Society AGM followed by a demonstration by James Merriott of 'Landscape in Watercolours', High Ongar Village Hall, Mill Lane, High Ongar (8pm). For more details, ring Lynne Harris on 01277 372123 or Beverly Hughes on 01708 688554.
   
FRIDAY, MAY 11   Charity Gala Night in aid of Scope - About Disability, Blakes Golf Club, Epping Road, North Weald (7pm). Drinks reception and three course meal, silent auction and raffle. DJ until late. Tickets £45 each. For tickets and more information ring Caroline on 07947 679612 or Paige on 07921 259119.
   
FRIDAY, MAY 11 and SATURDAY, MAY 12   Theydon Art Group exhibition, Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois (7pm-9pm Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday). Admission £1. The exhibition features the work of artists from Theydon Bois and around the area. Many feature local scenes, in a variety of styles and prices. The group is this year the Chigwell-based Revitalise charity which provides respite holidays for disabled people and their carers. Money is raised by way of small pictures, donated by members and offered for sale at low prices - usually £5. Wine and light refreshments will be available to visitors, and a painting donated by a professional artist will be raffled. For more information ring chairman Barry Turner on 01992 812652) or exhibition secretary Robert Ingram on 01992 812154).
   
SATURDAY, MAY 12 until SATURDAY, JUNE 2   Loughton Art Trail. A community arts event that offers engagement with the visual arts for local artists and children in Loughton and Debden through town-wide arts exhibitions, arts and photography workshops, walk, and children's art activities. Most artworks are for sale. For more details on exhibitions and workshops visit www.loughtonarttrail.co.uk, email Jenna at loughtonarttrail@gmail.com or ring 020 8502 3071.
   
SATURDAY, MAY 12   Book Folding workshop, Buckhurst Hill Community Association, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill. The art of folding book pages to make striking and creative images and sculpture. Turn old books into art instead of dumping them! No experience necessary, materials available at cost from tutor (10am–3pm). Cost £31 (plus £1 if not a BHCA member). For more details ring 020 8504 6668 or email office@bedfordhouse.org.uk
   
SATURDAY, MAY 12   Epping At The Movies screening National Theatre Live: Follies (12A), Epping Hall, St John's Road, Epping (2pm). Tickets priced £5 adults / £2 children (under 16s), available from Epping Library (cash only) and by card, via www.eppingatthemovies.com. Any remaining tickets will be available to buy 30 minutes before the screening (cash only).
   
SATURDAY, MAY 12   Plant sale, St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Lane, Stapleford Abbotts (10am-2pm) with various stalls including homemade cakes and jam, books, bric-a-brac and clothes. Refreshments will be available.
   
SATURDAY, MAY 12   Music for Lunch concert, the Abbey Church, Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey (12.30pm). Admission free. Retiring collection. Refreshments served noon–12.30pm. For more information ring the parish office on 01992 767897.
   
SUNDAY, MAY 13   Loughton Residents' Association farmers market, Centric Parade, High Road, Loughton (9am-3pm). Produce stalls and local organisations. LRA councillors on hand to respond to residents’ questions and problems.
   
FRIDAY, MAY 18   Haven House Children's Hospice Sparkle Walk, Haven House Children's Hospice, High Road, Woodford Green (6pm-9pm). A new women's 10k walk to celebrate the hospice's 15th Birthday. Arrive from 6pm for a 7pm start. Starts at Haven House Children's Hospice, Woodford Green, and finishes at The Cuckfield, Wanstead, with the 10k route encompassing Woodford, Roding Valley Country Park, South Woodford and Wanstead. £15 entry fee includes a glass of fizz, t-shirt and a glitter/glow item to be confirmed. Walkers must be aged 13 and over. Anyone aged between 13 and 17 must obtain consent from a parent or guardian and must walk with an adult aged over 18. Walkers are asked to try to raise £50 in sponsorship. Walkers can sign up as a team and create a team name, team fundraising target and walk together on the night. For more information ring events fundraising manager Katie Tyler on 020 8498 5849.
   
SATURDAY, MAY 19   Music for Lunch concert, the Abbey Church, Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey (12.30pm). Admission free. Retiring collection. Refreshments served noon–12.30pm. For more information ring the parish office on 01992 767897.
   
SATURDAY, MAY 19   Open Day, St John's Church, Epping - Cup Final and Royal Wedding (from 10am) with the wedding at noon and the FA Final shown live on a giant television screen. Take your friends and celebrate together. Also an Epping Art Society exhibition on 'Buildings of East Anglia'. The tower will be open (weather permitting), plant sales, bouncy castle, craft stall, bric-a-brac sale, book stall, quizzes, pottery, face painting and games, displays of flower arranging and vestments, refreshments - morning coffee, hot dogs and burgers, and cream teas in the afternoon.
   
SUNDAY, MAY 20   Meditation, Music, Art workshop, Buckhurst Hill Community Association, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill. Starting with guided meditation and evocative music, we will turn feelings, visualisations and experiences thus produced into inspired paintings (10am-3pm). Cost £31 (plus £1 if not a BHCA member). For more details ring 020 8504 6668 or email office@bedfordhouse.org.uk
   
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23   Theydon & Abridge Jazz Club, Abridge Village Hall, Ongar Road, Abridge. The club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month to listen and/or dance to live traditional jazz bands (different each session). Non-members welcome. Membership available. Members' children under 12 free. Bar, tea and coffee. Good seating, friendly atmosphere, free parking, disabled facilities.
   
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23   Haven House Golf Day, Abridge Golf and Country Club, Epping Lane, Abridge (7.30am-3.30pm). Ticket includes a breakfast roll on arrival, 18 holes of golf and lunch. Guests will also have the chance to enter a number of golf competitions throughout the day. Cost: single ticket £90; four ball £360. Cost for Abridge members - single ticket £65; four ball £260; affordable sponsorship opportunities available, including sponsoring a hole, for £100. Hole sponsors can display their logo and promotional material at their chosen hole. Golf shoes must be worn on the course, white socks to be worn with shorts, shirts must have collars and sleeves. Young people under 18 are welcome to attend with an accompanying adult. By booking a ticket you are agreeing to our event terms and conditions. To book tickets or to enquire about sponsorship packages ring special events manager Joanna Merritt on 020 8506 3636.
   
SATURDAY, MAY 26   The Friends of Waltham Abbey Church coffee morning, the Lady Chapel, Waltham Abbey Church (10am-11.30am). For more information ring the parish office on 01992 767897.
   
SATURDAY, MAY 26   Music for Lunch concert, the Abbey Church, Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey (12.30pm). Admission free. Retiring collection. Refreshments served noon–12.30pm. For more information ring the parish office on 01992 767897.
   
TUESDAY, MAY 29   Volunteer Day, GreenAcres Epping, Kiln Road, North Weald (10am-3pm). Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you fancy getting some exercise while helping to improve wildlife habitats and maintain the local landscape? Volunteer Days run on the last Tuesday of the month with all training and tools provided. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy boots. Take your own food and drink. Ring Julia Rolf on 01992 523863 for further details or email julia.rolf@greenacresgroup.co.uk
   
THURSDAY, JUNE 7 until SATURDAY, JUNE 9   Theydon Bois Drama Society performing 'Much Ado About Nothing', by William Shakespeare, Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois (8pm). Tickets, priced £10, available at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/theydonboisdramasociety or by ringing 01992 919038 (50p donation to the Royal British Legion for each ticket sold).
   
SATURDAY, JUNE 9   The Chingford Village Festival, The Green, SS Peter & Paul's Church and Hall, Mornington Hall/Gardens. Station Road, Chingford (noon-7pm). A community festival featuring a craft fayre, food stalls, outdoor stage with live music and dance displays. The church hosts choirs while the church hall will have varied live music. Mornington Hall has acoustic music and in the garden there will be free kids entertainment. There are sports display, bagpipes and fun fair rides. For more information, or to have a stall or take part, ring Irene Bull on 020 8559 4500 or email irenebull@hotmail.co.uk. Website: www.chingfordvillagefestival.info
   
SUNDAY, JUNE 10   Loughton Residents' Association farmers market, Centric Parade, High Road, Loughton (9am-3pm). Produce stalls and local organisations. LRA councillors on hand to respond to residents’ questions and problems.
   
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13   Theydon & Abridge Jazz Club, Abridge Village Hall, Ongar Road, Abridge. The club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month to listen and/or dance to live traditional jazz bands (different each session). Non-members welcome. Membership available. Members' children under 12 free. Bar, tea and coffee. Good seating, friendly atmosphere, free parking, disabled facilities.
   
TUESDAY, JUNE 26   Volunteer Day, GreenAcres Epping, Kiln Road, North Weald (10am-3pm). Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you fancy getting some exercise while helping to improve wildlife habitats and maintain the local landscape? Volunteer Days run on the last Tuesday of the month with all training and tools provided. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy boots. Take your own food and drink. Ring Julia Rolf on 01992 523863 for further details or email julia.rolf@greenacresgroup.co.uk
   
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27   Theydon & Abridge Jazz Club, Abridge Village Hall, Ongar Road, Abridge. The club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month to listen and/or dance to live traditional jazz bands (different each session). Non-members welcome. Membership available. Members' children under 12 free. Bar, tea and coffee. Good seating, friendly atmosphere, free parking, disabled facilities.
   
SATURDAY, JUNE 30   Fyfield Summer Fete, Fyfield Village Hall and field, Houchin Drive, Fyfield (noon-4pm). Bouncy castle, fun fair rides, trampolines, barbecue, candy floss and popcorn, bar, ice cream van, dog show, gymnastics show, karate, go karts, bubble football, stalls, fun bus, raffle, penalty shoot out, local produce. Proceeds to Dr Walker's Primary School, Fyfield.
   
SATURDAY, JULY 7    Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society Summer Flower Show, The Centenary Hall, St. John’s Church, High Road, Buckhurst Hill (2pm-4.30pm) with floral art, cookery section, and junior entries, plants for sale, teas and homemade cakes. Admission free for members (£1 for non-members). For more information ring contact show secretary Jill Jones on 0208 257 8996 or email jill998@btinternet.com
   
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11   Theydon & Abridge Jazz Club, Abridge Village Hall, Ongar Road, Abridge. The club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month to listen and/or dance to live traditional jazz bands (different each session). Non-members welcome. Membership available. Members' children under 12 free. Bar, tea and coffee. Good seating, friendly atmosphere, free parking, disabled facilities.
   
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25   Theydon & Abridge Jazz Club, Abridge Village Hall, Ongar Road, Abridge. The club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month to listen and/or dance to live traditional jazz bands (different each session). Non-members welcome. Membership available. Members' children under 12 free. Bar, tea and coffee. Good seating, friendly atmosphere, free parking, disabled facilities.
   
TUESDAY, JULY 31   Volunteer Day, GreenAcres Epping, Kiln Road, North Weald (10am-3pm). Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you fancy getting some exercise while helping to improve wildlife habitats and maintain the local landscape? Volunteer Days run on the last Tuesday of the month with all training and tools provided. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy boots. Take your own food and drink. Ring Julia Rolf on 01992 523863 for further details or email julia.rolf@greenacresgroup.co.uk
   
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8   Theydon & Abridge Jazz Club, Abridge Village Hall, Ongar Road, Abridge. The club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month to listen and/or dance to live traditional jazz bands (different each session). Non-members welcome. Membership available. Members' children under 12 free. Bar, tea and coffee. Good seating, friendly atmosphere, free parking, disabled facilities.
   
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22   Theydon & Abridge Jazz Club, Abridge Village Hall, Ongar Road, Abridge. The club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month to listen and/or dance to live traditional jazz bands (different each session). Non-members welcome. Membership available. Members' children under 12 free. Bar, tea and coffee. Good seating, friendly atmosphere, free parking, disabled facilities.
   
TUESDAY, AUGUST 28   Volunteer Day, GreenAcres Epping, Kiln Road, North Weald (10am-3pm). Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you fancy getting some exercise while helping to improve wildlife habitats and maintain the local landscape? Volunteer Days run on the last Tuesday of the month with all training and tools provided. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy boots. Take your own food and drink. Ring Julia Rolf on 01992 523863 for further details or email julia.rolf@greenacresgroup.co.uk
   
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8    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 ring contact show secretary Jill Jones on 0208 257 8996 or email jill998@btinternet.com
   
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12    Theydon & Abridge Jazz Club, Abridge Village Hall, Ongar Road, Abridge. The club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month to listen and/or dance to live traditional jazz bands (different each session). Non-members welcome. Membership available. Members' children under 12 free. Bar, tea and coffee. Good seating, friendly atmosphere, free parking, disabled facilities.
   
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25   Volunteer Day, GreenAcres Epping, Kiln Road, North Weald (10am-3pm). Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you fancy getting some exercise while helping to improve wildlife habitats and maintain the local landscape? Volunteer Days run on the last Tuesday of the month with all training and tools provided. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy boots. Take your own food and drink. Ring Julia Rolf on 01992 523863 for further details or email julia.rolf@greenacresgroup.co.uk
   
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26   Theydon & Abridge Jazz Club, Abridge Village Hall, Ongar Road, Abridge. The club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month to listen and/or dance to live traditional jazz bands (different each session). Non-members welcome. Membership available. Members' children under 12 free. Bar, tea and coffee. Good seating, friendly atmosphere, free parking, disabled facilities.
   
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13   Theydon Bois Pre-School nearly new sale of baby and children's clothing, toys and equipment, The Scout Hut, Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois (10am-noon). Entry £2 per family.
   
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24   Theydon & Abridge Jazz Club, Abridge Village Hall, Ongar Road, Abridge. The club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month to listen and/or dance to live traditional jazz bands (different each session). Non-members welcome. Membership available. Members' children under 12 free. Bar, tea and coffee. Good seating, friendly atmosphere, free parking, disabled facilities.
   
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30   Volunteer Day, GreenAcres Epping, Kiln Road, North Weald (10am-3pm). Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you fancy getting some exercise while helping to improve wildlife habitats and maintain the local landscape? Volunteer Days run on the last Tuesday of the month with all training and tools provided. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy boots. Take your own food and drink. Ring Julia Rolf on 01992 523863 for further details or email julia.rolf@greenacresgroup.co.uk
   
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14   Theydon & Abridge Jazz Club, Abridge Village Hall, Ongar Road, Abridge. The club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month to listen and/or dance to live traditional jazz bands (different each session). Non-members welcome. Membership available. Members' children under 12 free. Bar, tea and coffee. Good seating, friendly atmosphere, free parking, disabled facilities.
   
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27   Volunteer Day, GreenAcres Epping, Kiln Road, North Weald (10am-3pm). Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you fancy getting some exercise while helping to improve wildlife habitats and maintain the local landscape? Volunteer Days run on the last Tuesday of the month with all training and tools provided. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy boots. Take your own food and drink. Ring Julia Rolf on 01992 523863 for further details or email julia.rolf@greenacresgroup.co.uk
   
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28   Theydon & Abridge Jazz Club, Abridge Village Hall, Ongar Road, Abridge. The club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month to listen and/or dance to live traditional jazz bands (different each session). Non-members welcome. Membership available. Members' children under 12 free. Bar, tea and coffee. Good seating, friendly atmosphere, free parking, disabled facilities.
   
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12   Theydon & Abridge Jazz Club, Abridge Village Hall, Ongar Road, Abridge. The club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month to listen and/or dance to live traditional jazz bands (different each session). Non-members welcome. Membership available. Members' children under 12 free. Bar, tea and coffee. Good seating, friendly atmosphere, free parking, disabled facilities.
   


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