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Regular weekly events
 
EVERY SUNDAY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30   Home-made cakes, tea/coffee, The Church of the Holy Innocents, High Beach (2pm-5.30pm). All welcome.
   
SATURDAY, JUNE 23   National Jazz Archive concert with The Julian Marc Stringle Quartet, Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road, Loughton (2.30pm) featuring music made famous by Benny Goodman, Buddy de Franco and Artie Shaw among others. The concert is the second in a series of events this year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Archive. Tickets, £15, available via www.nationaljazzarchive.org.uk/events, emailing events@nationaljazzarchive.org.uk or ringing 020 8502 4701.
   
SATURDAY, JUNE 23   Felicitas concert, 'Europe in Harmony', St John's Church, Church Lane, Loughton (7.30pm). An evening of choral music from Italy, France, Germany and England including Debussy : Trois chansons de Charles d’Orléans; Stanford : The Blue Bird; Schubert : Die Nacht; Pearsall : Lay a Garland; a selection of madrigals and works by Palestrina Victoria, Tallis, Schütz, Monteverdi, Hasslef, Gabrieli and Judith Bingham. Tickets, priced £12 (£10 if purchased in advance), free for children and full-time students aged under 25. Visit www.ticketsource.co.uk or ring 07931 972204..
   
SUNDAY, JUNE 24   Thornwood Village Open Gardens in aid of St Clare Hospice (11am-4pm). Adults £4, if pre-booked (£5 on the day, accompanied children free). Free parking in the Parish Hall car park. Scarecrow competition entry fee £1. Thornwood Garden Club Pebbles in Pots competition entry fee £1. Guest appearance by 'Clare Bear', table-top sales, kids' competition, cream teas, Pimms, Prosecco, beer, raffle, local grown produce. Tickets available from Elaine on 07956 294582, Karen on 07719 863408 or Mary on 01992 579408. For more details email thornwoodcommon@gmail.com
   
SUNDAY, JUNE 24   'The Great Get Together' - Let's all meet our neighbours', Epping Quaker Meeting House, Hemnall Street, Epping (2pm-5pm). Call in for simple refreshments in the historic Quaker Meeting House and walled garden. For more details visit www.eppingquakers.org, www.greatgettogether.org or follow @great_together on Twitter.
   
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, JUNE 30   The Abbey Church tower, Waltham Abbey, open to the public (11am-3pm. Admission £5). Last admission 2.30pm. All welcome but there is a minimum age of 8 to ascend the tower.
   
SUNDAY, JULY 1   Haven House Children's Hospice 15th Birthday Summer Fair, Haven House Hospice, High Road, Woodford Green (11am-5pm). Entertainment includes Jailhouse Blues Brothers on the main stage. Haven House will also be showcasing its own musical talent with a special staff performance led by its music therapists along with eight live performances. Food and drink, barbecue, cakes and birthday tea rooms, a birthday trail, characters, inflatables, games, a train and various stalls.
   
THURSDAY, JULY 5   The English-Speaking Union (Epping Forest branch) monthly meeting, The Murray Hall, Borders Lane, Loughton (10.15am for 10.45am). The speaker is Celia Heath, from the Westfield Chaplaincy Team at Stratford City who will speak about the Westfield Centre and the work of the Team there with both staff and customers. Admission £4 including tea/coffee. For more details ring 020 8505 9001 or 01992 812454.
   
FRIDAY, JULY 6   De Merc Chamber Choir concert, Summer Celebration! - St John's ARC, St John's Church, Market Street, Harlow (1.30pm). Conductor Alison Fisher. The programme will feature an hour of a capella music with works by Elgar, Stanford, Arensky, Tchaikovsky and some lighter items from the 1930s. Retiring collection. For more details, ring Jane Fox 01279 428967.
   
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
   
SATURDAY, JULY 7    Theydon Bois Singers summer concert ‘Memories of Europe’, Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois (7.45pm). Tickets, priced £10 in advance or £12 on the door. Ring 01992 573855 or email theydonsingers@gmail.com
   
SATURDAY, JULY 7    Epping Church Choirs Association presents 'Summer Thyme', St John's Church, St Johns Road, Epping (7.30pm) - a concert featuring John Rutter's folk-song collection A Sprig of Thyme as well as O Be Joyful by Vaughan Williams, and works by George Dyson, Herbert Howells and John Ireland. Accompanist Laurence Williams, conductor Simon Winters. Admission free. Retiring collection.
   
SATURDAY, JULY 7    Strawberry Cream Teas, the Abbey Church Centre, provided by the Abbey Church’s Mothers’ Union (2.30pm-4pm). For more information ring the Parish Office on 01992 767897.
   
SUNDAY, JULY 8   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.
   
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.
   
THURSDAY, JULY 12   Ongar Art Society, High Ongar Village Hall, Mill Lane, High Ongar (8pm-10pm). Ian McManus: A demonstration of painting: Landscape in Watercolour. For more details ring Lynne Harris on 01277 372123 or Beverly Hughes on 01708 688554.
   
FRIDAY, JULY 13   Epping Forest Singers summer concert, Church of the Holy Innocents, High Beach (7.30pm). Directed by Fru Chilvers. Accompanist Paul Chilvers, includes music by Purcell, Elgar, Schubert, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles and Elbow. Tickets, priced £10 (including light refreshments) available from Jane Begley on 07572 111387.
   
SATURDAY, JULY 14   The Roding Players Orchestra summer concert, ‘Summer Symphony’, St Mary’s Church, High Road, Loughton (7.30pm). Tickets £8, £7 concessions, under 11s are free. Refreshments included.
   
SATURDAY, JULY 14   Go Bright Walk for St Clare Hospice, The Water Gardens, Harlow (10am–4pm). A 5km walk for all the whole family. The walk starts at 11am. The day includes free entry to a family-friendly festival of stalls, games and treats. Visitors can also remember someone who brightened up their life on the hospice's interactive Go Bright tree. Entry includes a pair of rainbow sweatbands to wear on the walk, and a Go Bright medal. Advanced entry costs £12 for adults (aged over 16) and £5 for children (aged 4-15) with children aged under three free A family ticket (two adults and two children) costs £30 in advance. On the day entry costs £15 for adults, £7 for children and £40 for a family. For more information ring Emma Broadbent on 01279 773754 or email emma.broadbent@stclarehospice.org.uk
   
SUNDAY, JULY 15   De Merc Chamber Choir summer picnic concert, St Mary Magdalene, Church Road (off Potter Street), Harlow (7.30pm). Conductor Alison Fisher. A celebration of summer with music by Elgar, Stanford, Arensky, Tchaikovsky and some lighter items from the 1930s. Take a picnic for the interval. Tickets £10. For more details, ring Jane Fox 01279 428967.
   
SATURDAY, JULY 21   Matching Farmers Market, Matching Village Hall (10am-noon). Admission free. Refreshments available.
   
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
   
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2   The English-Speaking Union (Epping Forest branch) monthly meeting, The Murray Hall, Borders Lane, Loughton n(10.15am for 10.45am). Elizabeth Gowring (author of The Silver Thread) will take the audience on a journey through Balkan craftsmanship. From the mines of Dante to the prizes stolen in the wars in the 90s, a silver thread winds through Balkan history and the craft is very much alive today. Admission £4 including tea/coffee. For more details ring 020 8505 9001 or 01992 812454.
   
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5   Epping Forest Band performing Proms on the Green, Town Green, Epping (3pm-5pm). Admission free.
   
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.
   
SUNDAY, AUGUST 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.
   
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18   Matching Farmers Market, Matching Village Hall (10am-noon). Admission free. Refreshments available.
   
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 1   Loughton Horticultural Show organised by Loughton Town Council, The Murray Hall, Borders Lane, Loughton (2pm–4.30pm). Classes include vegetables, fruit, cut flowers and flower arrangements, jams, preserves and chutneys as well as cakes. Entries welcome from anyone who lives, works or goes to school or college in Loughton. Allotment holders, keen gardeners, children and novices are all welcome to compete. Entry forms are available to download from the Loughton Town Council website www.loughton-tc.gov.uk, can be collected from the town council office at Loughton Library or by ringing 020 8508 4200. Entries must be submitted by noon on Friday, August 31. Admission to the show is free. Refreshments will be available.
   
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6   The English-Speaking Union (Epping Forest branch) monthly meeting. The Murray Hall, Borders Lane, Loughton (10.15am for 10.45am). Lindsey Brown will give a talk entitled Zimbabwe Today. Lindsey, a Member and Elder of the United Reformed Church in Epping which has links with a sister Church in Mbare Zimbabwe. She was there in the week following Robert Mugabe’s resignation, staying with local families and seeing the country through their eyes. She will talk about her impressions of the land and its people and their hopes for the future. Admission £4, including tea/coffee. For more details ring 020 8505 9001 or 01992 812454.
   
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
   
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 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.
   
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.
   
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13   Ongar Art Society, High Ongar Village Hall, Mill Lane, High Ongar (8pm) for a demonstration of Village Scene in Line and Wash by Anthony Nield. For more details, ring Lynne Harris on 01277 372123 or Beverly Hughes on 01708 688554.
   
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15   Matching Farmers Market, Matching Village Hall (10am-noon). Admission free. Refreshments available.
   
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.
   
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11   Ongar Art Society, High Ongar Village Hall, Mill Lane, High Ongar (8pm) for a demonstration of Marine Scene in Acrylic by Susan Clare. For more details, ring Lynne Harris on 01277 372123 or Beverly Hughes on 01708 688554.
   
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.
   
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 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.
   
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20   Matching Farmers Market, Matching Village Hall (10am-noon). Admission free. Refreshments available.
   
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
   
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8   Ongar Art Society, High Ongar Village Hall, Mill Lane, High Ongar (8pm) for a talk entitled 'Art History and Design in Bologna' by Jacqui Eyklebosch. For more details, ring Lynne Harris on 01277 372123 or Beverly Hughes on 01708 688554.
   
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10   Ongar Art Society winter art sale, Budworth Hall, High Street, Ongar (9.30am-4.30pm). For more details, ring Lynne Harris on 01277 372123 or Beverly Hughes on 01708 688554.
   
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11   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.
   
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.
   
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17   Matching Farmers Market, Matching Village Hall (10am-noon). Admission free. Refreshments available.
   
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.
   
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 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.
   
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.
   
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15   Matching Farmers Market, Matching Village Hall (9.30am-12.30pm). Admission free. Refreshments available.
   


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