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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.
   
WEDNESDAYS until DECEMBER 6   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.
   
until MONDAY, DECEMBER 4   Christmas Tree Festival, St John's Church, St John's Road, Epping. More than 60 decorated trees, refreshments and stalls - Friday 1pm-9pm; Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday noon-4pm; Monday 10am-3pm.
   
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3   Debden 5k Santa Run, Geraldine's Hair Fashions, The Broadway, Loughton (noon-3pm). Adults get a free Santa outfit and children free reindeer ears. Arrive at noon for a 12.30pm start. Entry £12 for adults (includes Santa suit), £5 for children. Enter as a team of six for £60. For more information or to book, ring Geraldine on 020 8508 6070.
   
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3   The Chingford Village Christmas Fayre, at Motorpoint, 1 Lea Valley Road, Chingford (10.30am-5pm).
   
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3   Ongar and District Healthcare League of Friends Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, St Martin's Church, High Street, Ongar (3pm). All welcome.
   
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3   Harlow Ballet performing 'Joseph, a ballet reflecting on the rather hidden life of Joseph in the nativity story and beyond, to mark the start of Advent, St Giles Church, Nazeing (4pm). Admission free. Retiring collection.
   
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
   
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7   The English-Speaking Union, Epping Forest branch monthly meeting, The Murray Hall, Borders Lane, Loughton (10.15am for 10.45am) with a talk by Tracy Mackness on setting 'The Giggly Pig Company'. Admission £4, including tea/coffee. For more details ring 020 8505 9001 or 01992 812454.
   
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7   St Clare Hospice Light Up A Life service, St Martin’s Church, High Street, Ongar (4.30pm).
   
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.
   
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9   CDRC coffee morning, Wesley’s Café, Loughton Methodist Church, High Road, Loughton (10am-noon). Table-top sale, raffle, Christmas crafts, cakes, Gingerbread decorating and seasonal storytelling.
   
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9   South West Essex Choir presents A Night at the Opera - a evening of favourite operas and arias from well-known operas by Verdi, Bizet, Puccini, Wagner and many more, Chingford Parish Church (7.30pm). Tickets - adults £14 (advance) £16 (on the door) - can be purchased at www.southwestessexchoir.org.uk
   
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10   Christmas Concert, Church of the Holy Innocents, Church Lane, High Beach, (2pm). Concert with audience participation by The Woodford Singers – seasonal refreshments will be served. For more details, ring Jane Begley on 07572 111387 or email jane.begley@irwinmitchell.com
   
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10   Loughton Residents' Association Farmers Market, Centric Parade, High Road, Loughton. Now on the second Sunday of each month (9am-2pm). Produce stalls and local organisations. LRA councillors on hand to respond to residents’ questions and problems.
   
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10   Revitalise German Christmas market style family fun day, Jubilee Lodge, Grange Farm, off High Road, Chigwell (11am-4pm). Christmas gifts, refreshments, Santa's grotto, a magician and tombola.
   
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12   St Clare Hospice Light Up A Life service, St John's Church, St Johns Road, Epping (7pm).
   
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12   Theydon Bois Singers Christmas Concert, Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois (7.45pm). Bar and light refresments. Tickets, priced £10 in advance (£12 on the door), available by ringing 01992 573855 or emailing theydonsingers@gmail.com
   
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13   Informal carol singing by candlelight– this year’s theme is St Nicholas - Church of the Holy Innocents, Church Lane, High Beach (7pm-9pm). Seasonal refreshments will be served. For more details, ring Jane Begley on 07572 111387 or email jane.begley@irwinmitchell.com
   
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13   St Clare Hospice Light Up A Life service, St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood (7pm).
   
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14   Ongar Art Society Christmas Social Evening, High Ongar Village Hall, The Street, High Ongar, with a quiz, snacks and cakes and a glass of wine or non-alcoholic drink (8pm-10pm). For more details ring Lynne Harris on 01277 372123 or Beverly Hughes on 01708 688554.
   
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 and SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17   Christmas Grotto, Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge, Rangers Road, Chingford (from 10am). Meet Father Christmas and enjoy the Christmas spirit with a glass of mulled wine, cider or hot chocolate while singing along to Christmas songs in the 'snow'. Seasonal activities and Christmas stalls. Gift shop. £14.95 per child (includes gift). Booking required. Tickets on sale via Eventbrite on October 14.
   
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16   St Clare Hospice Light Up A Life service, St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood (4.30pm).
   
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19   Theydon Jazz Club, Thornwood Village Hall, Weald Hall Lane, Thornwood (8pm-10.30pm) with Peter Rudeforth (trumpeter from 'The Chris Barber Big Band') leads fellow musicians Julian Stringle / Andy Flaxman / Tim Huskisson and others. Non-members welcome, accompanied children free. Bar, coffee and tea available. More details at http://www.cineclub3.talktalk.net/jazzclub/index For more details email davedyer24@gmail.com or ring 01945 588325.
   
THURSDAY, JANUARY 4   The English-Speaking Union (Epping Forest branch) Monthly Meeting, The Murray Hall, Borders Lane, Loughton (10.15am for 10.45am) for a talk from Jenny Plummer about 'The Central Line', giving background information and possibly little known facts about the London Underground line and its history. Admission £4, including tea/coffee. For more details ring 020 8505 9001 or 01992 812454.
   
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10   The Theydon and Abridge Jazz Club (formerly The Theydon Jazz Club) meets at a new venue, Abridge Village Hall, Ongar Road, Abridge, with The Hugh Rainey Jazz band augmented with Tim Hukisson (piano) and guest vocalist Carol Braithwaite (8pm-10.30pm). New visitors £5 per head, which can be converted to a year's (2018) membership for an additional £3 per person on the night only. For more details email davedyer24@gmail.com or ring 07903 879209 or 01945 588325.
   
THURSDAY, JANUARY 11   Ongar Art Society, High Ongar Village Hall, Mill Lane, High Ongar (8pm) with a talk from Jim Patterson, owner/manager of Two Rivers Papermaking Company. For more details, ring Beverly Hughes on 01708 688554.
   
THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 to SATURDAY, JANUARY 13   Theydon Bois Drama Society performing Cinderella - pantomime by Norman Robbins, Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois (8pm with a Saturday matinee). Tickets, £10, available online from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/theydonboisdramasociety or by ringing 01992 919038.
   
SUNDAY, JANUARY 21   Waltham Abbey Wool Show, Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel, Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey (10am-4pm). Entry tickets available online via http://www.walthamabbeywoolshow.co.uk/ - £3.50 in advance (£5 on the day). Tickets also available from Waltham Abbey Tourist Information Centre, Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey.
   
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1   The English-Speaking Union (Epping Forest branch) Monthly Meeting, The Murray Hall, Borders Lane, Loughton (10.15am for 10.45am) for a talk by Mark Lewis entitled 'A Social History of Cutlery'. Admission £4, including tea/coffee. For more details ring 020 8505 9001 or 01992 812454.
   
THURSDAY, MARCH 1   The English-Speaking Union (Epping Forest branch) Monthly Meeting, The Murray Hall, Borders Lane, Loughton (10.15am for 10.45am) for a talk from Judith Roads entitled 'Decision Making and The Quakers'. Admission £4, including tea/coffee. For more details ring 020 8505 9001 or 01992 812454.
   
MONDAY, MARCH 5   Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society talk, St James’ United Reformed Church, Palmerston Road, Buckhurst Hill (7.30pm-9.30pm). Free entry for members, £1 non-members. Refreshments. For more information ring chairman Maureen Briggs on 0208 504 8436 or email mbriggs@uwclub.net
   
SATURDAY, APRIL 7   Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society Spring Flower Show, The Centenary Hall, St. John’s Church, High Road, Buckhurst Hill (2pm-4.30pm) with spring flowers, cookery section, photography, 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    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, 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
   


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