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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, 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.
   
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1   Music for Lunch, 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, SEPTEMBER 1   Family Fun Afternoon, Abbey Church Centre, Abbey Gardens, Waltham Abbey (12.30pm-5pm). Admission free. Take a picnic. Cricket and rounders. Light refreshments 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
   
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8    Music for Lunch, 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, 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.
   
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15   Taking Portrait Photographs workshop, Buckhurst Hill Community Association, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill (10am-3pm). Explore the process of taking photos of people with both natural and studio lighting. Enthusiasm and a camera are the only requirements. Fee £31 (plus £1 if not a BHCA member). For more details ring 020 8504 6668 or email office@bedfordhouse.org.uk
   
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15   Music for Lunch, 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, SEPTEMBER 15   Beetle Drive, Abbey Church Centre, Abbey Gardens, Waltham Abbey (8pm). For more information ring the Parish Office on 01992 767897.
   
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22   Coffee Morning, Waltham Abbey Church Mothers’ Union, Abbey Church Centre, Abbey Gardens, Waltham Abbey (10.30am-12.30pm). For more information ring the Parish Office on 01992 767897.
   
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22   Music for Lunch, 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, 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, SEPTEMBER 29 and SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30   Flower Festival and Craft Fair, All Saints Church, Norton Mandeville (11am-4pm). Harvest Festival Service Sunday 3pm. Refreshments, cake and plant sale, honey, classic cars.
   
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 to SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6   CROADS performing Outside Edge by Richard Harris, Victory Hall, Hainault Road, Chigwell (7.45pm) - a comedy play set amongst the misdemeanours at a typical village cricket club on one particular Saturday afternoon. Tickets £12 (on sale from August 6). Ring 07922 617930 or email croadschigwell@gmail.com. www.croads.co.uk. https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/croads
   
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 to SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14   Woodford Festival. The nine-day event begins with an opening day extravaganza at the Hawkey Hall with fun events, music performances, an arts and craft show, barn dance, film show and a demonstration by a local organic baker. The festival will feature nine days and evenings of live music, art, poetry, walks, talks, drama, dance, arts and crafts events, concerts, film, theatre, quiz nights, beer festivals and more. Printed colour programmes will be available late September/October from Woodford and South Woodford libraries, churches, pubs and participating venues in the local area. Many of the festival events will be free or low cost.
   
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.
   
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26   Half-term kids Halloween Disco and fancy dress party, Chingford Assembly Hall, Station Road, North Chingford (Disco 1: 3pm–5.30pm or Disco 2: 6.30pm–9pm). Tickets: children £7.50 (adults £6.50). The event is primarily aimed at children aged four to 11 (under-4s welcome but need a children’s ticket). All children or group of children must be with an adult and remain their sole responsibility at event. Sandwiches, cakes etc will be on sale. Face Painting, licensed bar, kids drinks, kids tombola, lucky dip, pocket money toys. Tickets can be booked in advance. For more details contact Irene Bull. Tel: 020 8559 4500; email irenebull@hotmail.co.uk
   
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27   GBCON, a quarterly tabletop games day, Lopping Hall, 189 High Road, Loughton (10am-10pm). Experience the new wave of modern board, card and role-playing games in a friendly, inclusive environment. Admission £10 for the day (minimum age of 16). More information at www.facebook.com/gbconuk
   
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28   Autumn Firewalk, St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood (3.30pm-6pm). A chance to take on a barefoot walk over red hot wood embers, smouldering at over 800 degrees Fahrenheit. Places are limited to 40. Registration is £25 per person with participants asked to pledge to raise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship. Under-18s must have signed guardian permission to walk. For more information, ring events fundraiser Emma Broadbent on 01279 773754 or email emma.broadbent@stclarehospice.org.uk
   
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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