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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13   Theydon and Abridge Jazz Club, Ongar Road, Abridge (8pm-11pm) with Kid Tidiman All Stars.
   
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16   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 the parish office on 01992 767897.
   
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16   De Merc Chamber Choir, with director Alison Smart Fisher), perform 'Songs of Love and Longing', the Deanery Church of St Mary the Virgin, Church Street, Bocking, CM7 5JY (7.30pm) (director Alison Smart Fisher. A Valentine’s musical extravaganza on the theme of Love and Longing. Monteverdi’s set of four madrigals on the theme of Ariadne’s lament form the centre-piece of the programme, with English madrigals in the first half. The second half includes the joyous ‘My Spirit Sang All Day’ by Finzi, and favourites such as ‘When She Loved Me’ from Toy Story and ‘Goodnight, Sweetheart’. Tickets £10 include light refreshments. Ring the church office on 01376 553092. Also available or on the door.
   
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16   Encounter House Church presents Simon Goodall - 'Sounds Like Cliff (Richard) - performing at Abridge Village Hall, Ongar Road, Abridge (7pm for 7.30pm). Licensed bar. Tickets, priced £15 per person including fish and chip supper, available from the village hall bar, by emailing office@encounterhouse.church or ringing 08721 842618. Space is limited to 100 people.
   
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22   Quiz night, United Reformed Church, High Street, Ongar (7pm for 7.30pm). Quizmaster Martyn Lockwood. Teams of eight, £6 per person. Take your own nibbles and drinks (tea and coffee provided). To book a table, ring Sandra on 01277 363927.
   
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22   Toot Hill Folk Club, Toot Hill Village Hall, Toot Hill (7.15pm for 7.30pm). Whether you can play an instrument, sing, clap, wiggle your toes or just tap your fingers, join Brian, Bill and Matt at the club where performers can be joined by other musicians or chorus line singers to produce a community spirit. Take your own drinks and snacks. Hot roasties provided. For more details at http://toothillfolkclub.com or ring 07855 170256.
   
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23   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 the parish office on 01992 767897.
   
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23   Coffee morning/brunch for Cruse Bereavement Care Epping Forest, The Olive Branch, Abbey Church Centre, Abbey Gardens, Waltham Abbey (11am-2pm). Cakes, bric-a-brac and raffle. All welcome.
   
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24   St Clare Hospice 5km Winter Walkies, St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood. Registration costs £10 for adults (£5 for children) which includes free soup, dog rosette and certificates for children. Walkers can also sign up on the day. The route is not suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. For more information and to register, ring Emma Broadbent on 01279 773754, email emma.broadbent@stclarehospice.org.uk or visit https://stclarehospice.org.uk/event/winter-walkies/
   
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27   Theydon and Abridge Jazz Club, Ongar Road, Abridge (8pm-11pm) with TJ Johnsons Jazz and Blues Band.
   
MONDAY, MARCH 4   Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society AGM, St James' United Reformed Church, Palmerston Road, Buckhurst Hill (7.30pm) followed by a talk from Mike Abel on 'Growing vegetables'. Free entry for members, £1 non-members. Refreshments. For more information, ring chairman Maureen Briggs on 020 8504 8436 or email mbriggs@uwclub.net
   
THURSDAY, MARCH 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 Joan Ward on 'Living with Arabs'. Admission £4 including tea/coffee. For more details ring 020 8505 9001 or 01992 812454.
   
SUNDAY, MARCH 10   Loughton Residents' Association farmers market, Centric Parade, High Road, Loughton (9am-3pm). Produce stalls and local organisations. Loughton Residents' Association councillors on hand to respond to residents’ questions and problems.
   
SUNDAY, MARCH 10   Indoor Boot Sale, Woodford County High SChool, High Road, Woodford Green (9.30am-noon). Admission 50p, refreshments available. Booking fee £12 per table, booking forms available at www.woodford.redbridge.sch.uk. All funds raised go towards buying much-needed resources and equipment for the school. For more details, ring 07400 238515 or email pfwchs@yahoo.co.uk.
   
THURSDAY, MARCH 14 to SATURDAY, MARCH 16   Theydon Bois Drama Society performing 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde, Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois (8pm). Tickets, £10, available online or by ringing 01992 919038.
   
SATURDAY, MARCH 23   Felicitas Chamber Choir concert, St John's Church, Church Lane, Loughton (7.30pm) entitled 'Herbert Howells and the Tudors'. Music includes Howells' early setting of the Mass in the Dorian mode; together with Take him, earth, for cherishing and Requiem I and II from Requiem. This will be contrasted with music by William Byrd (Ave verum Corpus & Quomodo cantabimus) and Thomas Tallis' (If ye love me & Sanctus from Missa Puer natus est). Tickets £12 (£10 in advance; free for children and full-time students aged under 25). For ticket sales, visit www.felicitas.org.uk or www.ticketsource.co.uk or (no later than two weeks before a concert) send a S.A.E. and cheque payable to Felicitas to The Ticket Secretary, 87 Malford Grove, South Woodford, London, E18 2DH.
   
SATURDAY, MARCH 23   Afternoon Tea and talk entitled 'From Essex Vicarage to Front Line Nurse' with Tim Luard, the former BBC foreign correspondent and author, about his great aunt, the World War One nurse Kate Luard, Moreton Village Hall, Church Road, Moreton (2pm). Following the talk, afternoon tea will be served. Tickets, price £10 - with proceeds going to St Mary's Church, Moreton - available from Christine Davis on 01277 890283 or by emailing davis.christine.d@gmail.com
   
SATURDAY, APRIL 6   South West Essex Choir perform Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, St Gabriel’s Church, Aldersbrook Road, Wanstead, E12 5HH (7.30pm). Conductor Andrew Sackett. Pianist Christopher Duckett. Harmonium James McVinnie. Soloists Cheryl Enever (soprano), Yvonne Howard (mezzo-soprano), Dominic Natoli (tenor), Colin Campbell (bass). Tickets - £14 in advance, £16 on the door, £5 under 18s - available from 0208 554 2830 or at www.southwestessexchoir.org.uk
   
SUNDAY, APRIL 7   St Clare Hospice 10k, St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood (10.30am-1pm). There will also be a tombola and cafe refreshments available after the race. Advance entry £12 (£10 for affiliated runners), or an additional £3 on the day (£15 non-affiliated runners and £13 for affiliated runners). Runners must be aged 15 years and over. For more ring events fundraiser Emma Broadbent on 01279 773754 or email emma.broadbent@stclarehospice.org.uk
   
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10   Mighty Masters free golf day for junior beginner golfers and their parents, The Epping Golf Course, Fluxs Lane, Epping. To book and for more details, ring 01992 572282.
   
SATURDAY, APRIL 13   Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society spring flower show, The Centenary Hall, St. John’s Church, High Road, Buckhurst Hill (2pm) with spring flowers, cookery section, photography and junior entries, Plants for sale, teas and homemade cakes. Admission free for members (£2 for non-members). For more information contact show secretary Jill Jones. Email jill998@btinternet.com or ring 020 8257 8996.
   
SUNDAY, APRIL 14   Loughton Residents' Association farmers market, Centric Parade, High Road, Loughton (9am-3pm). Produce stalls and local organisations. Loughton Residents' Association councillors on hand to respond to residents’ questions and problems.
   
FRIDAY, APRIL 19   Epping Chorus (formerly Epping Church Choirs Association) performing Beethoven: Christ on the Mount of Olives (Christus am Oelberge) Organist: Jonathan Lilley; Soprano: Julia Wilson-James; Tenor: Robin Horgan; Bass: Julian Chou-Lambert, St John’s Church, St Johns Road, Epping (7.30pm). For more details, ring 01992 573101 or visit www.eppingchorus.org
   
SUNDAY, MAY 12   Loughton Residents' Association farmers market, Centric Parade, High Road, Loughton (9am-3pm). Produce stalls and local organisations. Loughton Residents' Association councillors on hand to respond to residents’ questions and problems.
   
SUNDAY, JUNE 9   Loughton Residents' Association farmers market, Centric Parade, High Road, Loughton (9am-3pm). Produce stalls and local organisations. Loughton Residents' Association councillors on hand to respond to residents’ questions and problems.
   
SATURDAY, JUNE 29   Felicitas Chamber Choir concert, St John's Church, St John's Road, Epping (7.30pm) with Petite Messe Solennelle: Gioachino Rossini Rossini's setting of the Mass for voices, piano and harmonium. Tickets £12 (£10 in advance; free for children and full-time students aged under 25). For ticket sales visit www.felicitas.org.uk or www.ticketsource.co.uk or (no later than two weeks before a concert) send a S.A.E. and cheque payable to Felicitas to The Ticket Secretary, 87 Malford Grove, South Woodford, London, E18 2DH..
   
SATURDAY, JULY 6   Epping Chorus (formerly Epping Church Choirs Association) summer concert, St John’s Church, St Johns Road, Epping (7.30pm). For more details, ring 01992 573101 or visit www.eppingchorus.org
   
SATURDAY, JULY 13   Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society summer flower show, The Centenary Hall, St. John’s Church, High Road, Buckhurst Hill (2pm) with floral art, cookery section and junior entries, plants for sale, teas and homemade cakes. Admission free for members (£2 for non-members). For more information contact show secretary Jill Jones. Email jill998@btinternet.com or ring 020 8257 8996.
   
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14   Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society autumn flower show, The Centenary Hall, St. John’s Church, High Road, Buckhurst Hill (2pm) with flower arranging, cookery section, vegetables and junior entries, plants for sale and garden sundries, teas and homemade cakes. Admission free for members (£2 for non-members). For more information contact show secretary Jill Jones. Email jill998@btinternet.com or ring 020 8257 8996.
   


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