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FROM TUESDAY, APRIL 25    Six-week WEA course 'Music and the British Landscape'. The course is designed to explore the links between the British landscape and music through centuries and specific musical genres. A range of musical examples linked to specific locations will be used, with Chris Green, Loughton Bowls Club, Eleven Acre Rise, Loughton. Two-hour course on Tuesdays from 10am. Cost £50. For more details ring Pat Dale 020 8281 1536 or email mrspdale@googlemail.com
   
FROM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26   Six-week WEA course 'Summer Natural History'. The different species of wild flowers provide food for insects which in turn feed birds and other creatures. Do join this class to learn why flowers are so important. with Tricia Moxey, Jack Silley Pavilion, Tidys Lane, Epping. Two-hour course on Wednesdays from 10am. Cost £50. For more details ring Pat Dale 020 8281 1536 or email mrspdale@googlemail.com
   
FRIDAY, APRIL 28   Antiques Roadshow-style evening, 'Treasures in your Loft', at St John's Church, Epping (7pm-9pm). The event is in aid of the Heart of Epping Appeal and is being supported by staff from Boningtons Fine Art Auctioneers. Everyone is invited to take along heirlooms, attic trophies, worthy curios and old oddities to have them professionally assessed and valued. The entry fee is £5 per adult payable on the door (children free). Each adult can take a maximum of two items for each adult. Should guests decide to sell the items, they would be encouraged to use the services of Boningtons.
   
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 to MONDAY, MAY 1   Flower Festival - 'Beginning with Eve', The Church of the Holy Innocents, Church Lane, High Beach (Saturday and Monday 10am-5pm: Sunday 1pm-5pm). Lunches Saturday and Monday noon-2pm. Tea/coffee and homemade cake served at all other times. more details ring Jane Begley on 07572 111387 or email jane.begley@irwinmitchell.com
   
SUNDAY, APRIL 30   Choral Evensong sung by 'The London Gallery Quire, St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Lane, Stapleford Abbotts (6pm). Refreshments will be served after the service. All welcome.
   
SUNDAYS - MAY to JULY   Soccer School, Roding Valley High School field, Roding Road, Loughton. 10am - under-9s, under-10s and under-11s; noon - under-12s, under-13s and under-14s. For more details and to book email info@effalcons.co.uk or ring 07508 839071 or 07986 159074.
   
MONDAY, MAY 1   May Day Concert with the St John's Church Choir and members of St John's. A concert of choral and instrumental music, St John’s Church, Epping, in aid of the Heart of Epping Appeal (11am with coffee served from 10.30am). Admission free. Retiring collection.
   
TUESDAY, MAY 2   Theydon Jazz Club meets at Thornwood Village Hall, Weald Hall Lane, Thornwood (7.30pm-10.30pm) with Jack Free's Chicagoans. Admission £10 (members £8). Non-members and new members welcome. Bar, tea and coffee. For more details email davedyer24@gmail.com or ring 01945 588325.
   
SATURDAY, MAY 6   Hanging Baskets gardening workshop, Buckhurst Hill Community Association, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill. Learn how to plant up your own basket of colourful varieties. (10am-1pm). Cost £18 (plus £1 if not a BHCA member). For more details ring 020 8504 6668 or email office@bedfordhouse.org.uk
   
SATURDAY, MAY 6   Quiz night, Moreton Village Hall (7pm). £10 per ticket. Tables of eight or join with others. Raffle. Ploughman’s supper. Take your own drink and glasses. Proceeds to St Mary ‘s Church. Tickets from Christine on 01277 890283.
   
SUNDAY, MAY 7   Garden afternoon, Copped Hall, Epping (gates open 2pm; last entry 4pm; car park locked at 5pm). An opportunity to wander round the garden and talk to the gardeners. A map with brief descriptions of the gardens is given on arrival. Refreshments available in the Racquets Court until 4.30pm. The shop will be open. Entry £5 per person.
   
SUNDAY, MAY 7   Portrait Painting workshop, Buckhurst Hill Community Association, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill. A day drawing and painting from a model to learn the skills and techniques of portraiture. All abilities welcome. (10am-4pm). Cost £49.50 (plus £1 if not a BHCA member). For more details ring 020 8504 6668 or email office@bedfordhouse.org.uk
   
SUNDAY, MAY 7   Loughton Residents' Association Farmers Market, Centric Parade, High Road, Loughton (9am-2pm). Produce stalls and local organisations. Councillors on hand to respond to residents’ questions and problems.
   
SUNDAY, MAY 7   Dawn Chorus Walk, Greenacres Epping, Kiln Road, North Weald (4.30am). Find out about the birds that live in the park, learn how to identify them, and get to know their songs and calls. Watch the sun rise and see what the wildlife get up to in the woodland while the park is closed. All welcome, meet at 4.30am in the Gathering Hall. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served following the walk. The event is free but donations are invited for the British Trust for Ornithology (suggested donation £5). For more information, or to book a place, email sam.mcewen@greenacresgroup.co.uk or ring the office on 01992 523863.
   
MONDAY, MAY 8   The Lavers and District Horticultural Society meets at Moreton Village Hall (7pm for 7.30pm) for a talk on ‘Growing for Wildlife’ with Anne Luder. For more details email lavershorticultural@gmail.com or visit www.lavershorticulturalsociety.co.uk
   
THURSDAY, MAY 11   Ongar Art Society meets at High Ongar Village Hall, Mill Lane, High Ongar (8pm-10pm) for its AGM followed by 'Botanical Art in Watercolour Pencils' with Janie Pirie. Visitors £4 (annual subscription £30). For more details ring secretary Lynne Harris on 01277 372123 or Beverly Hughes on 01708 688554.
   
SATURDAY, MAY 13   Plant sale, St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Lane, Stapleford Abbotts (10am-2pm). Stalls will also be selling books, bric-a-brac, homemade cakes, preserves and clothes. Refreshments available. Free entry.
   
FRIDAY, MAY 12 and SATURDAY, MAY 13   Theydon Art Group holding its annual exhibition of local member artists' work, Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois (7pm-9pm; Saturday 10am-4pm). Entry £1. Refreshments available. For more information ring Derek Springham on 020 8508 0584.
   
TUESDAY, MAY 16   Theydon Jazz Club meets at Thornwood Village Hall, Weald Hall Lane, Thornwood (7.30pm-10.30pm) with The Kid Tidiman Allstars. Admission £10 (members £8). Non-members and new members welcome. Bar, tea and coffee. For more details email davedyer24@gmail.com or ring 01945 588325.
   
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17   Ongar Millennium History Society visit to the National Memorial Arboretum. Coach departs Ongar at 9am picking up at The Two Brewers and Budworth Hall. Entry to the Arboretum is free. Cost £16 per person (free to members). Tickets can be booked by ringing Lorna Vaux on 01277 366807.
   
THURSDAY, MAY 18   Corporate Golf Day for Haven House Hospice, Abridge Golf and Country Club, Epping Lane, Stapleford Tawney. Ticket price £90 per head / £360 for a four ball. Ticket price includes breakfast roll on arrival, 18 holes of golf and lunch. All money raised will go towards helping Haven House provide a range of support to life-limited children and their families to support them through the most difficult circumstances imaginable. This includes planned respite, short break and end-of-life care. To book or for more information ring 020 8498 5848 or email lauraboenke@havenhouse.org.uk
   
SATURDAY, MAY 20   Life Class workshop, Buckhurst Hill Community Association, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill. Draw or paint from a life model in your own choice of medium. All abilities welcome (10.30am- 1pm). Cost £22 (plus £1 if not a BHCA member). For more details ring 020 8504 6668 or email office@bedfordhouse.org.uk
   
SATURDAY, MAY 20   Concert entitled 'Steppin Out', St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Lane, Stapleford Abbotts, with the St Francis Hospice Choir and Friends, directed by John Morris. Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm. Entrance £5 payable at the door. Proceeds to St Francis Hospice and St Mary the Virgin Church.
   
SATURDAY, MAY 20   End of Spring Supper with Touch of Magic, Moreton Village Hall (7pm). Sit-down two course home-cooked meal (vegetarian option available) with glass of wine/squash followed by Michael Davis and his magic tricks. Raffle. Tickets £17.50 each (children £5). Proceeds to St Mary’s Church. Tickets from Christine on 01277 890283.
   
SUNDAY, MAY 21   Local History Walk, Buckhurst Hill Community Association, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill. A relaxed and informative stroll around some of the notable sights of Buckhurst Hill and back into its history. (2pm-4pm). Cost £12 (plus £1 if not a BHCA member). For more details ring 020 8504 6668 or email office@bedfordhouse.org.uk.
   
SUNDAY, MAY 21   Guided tour, Copped Hall, Epping (gates open 10am; last entry 11am). Tours last two-and-a-half to three hours and cover the gardens, a large part of the mansion, cellars and stables. Entry £8 per person. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes available in the Racquets Court where there is also a shop selling books about Copped Hall and a range of gift items. Second-hand books on sale in the mansion. There are also permanent exhibitions on site.
   
SATURDAY, MAY 27 to MONDAY, MAY 29   Flower festival, St Mary’s Church, Piercing Hill, Theydon Bois, on the theme of ‘Celebrations’. There will be floral displays in the church and stalls at the church hall, Coppice Row, including crafts, gifts, jewellery, plants, home produce, raffle and children’s games. No charge for entrance (festival programmes available for a donation). Open Saturday 10.30am-4.30pm) with stalls and refreshments at the church hall), Sunday 12.30pm-5pm with refreshments in the Parish Centre following the Festival family service at 10.30 am. Festival Church service at 5pm; Monday 10.30am-4.30pm, family fun day with stalls, refreshments including barbecue, children’s games, bouncy castle. For more details email stmarystheydonflowerfestival@gmail.com
   
SATURDAY, MAY 27   Flower Painting workshop, Buckhurst Hill Community Association, Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill. Learn to depict plant forms and capture their beauty. All abilities welcome, but some experience of watercolour required. (10am-4pm). Cost £36 (plus £1 if not a BHCA member). For more details ring 020 8504 6668 or email office@bedfordhouse.org.uk
   
SUNDAY, JUNE 4   Garden afternoon, Copped Hall, Epping (gates open 2pm; last entry 4pm; car park locked at 5pm). An opportunity to wander round the garden and talk to the gardeners. A map with brief descriptions of the gardens is given on arrival. Refreshments available in the Racquets Court until 4.30pm. The shop will be open. Entry £5 per person.
   
SUNDAY, JUNE 4   Loughton Residents' Association Farmers Market, Centric Parade, High Road, Loughton (9am-2pm). Produce stalls and local organisations. Councillors on hand to respond to residents’ questions and problems.
   
TUESDAY, JUNE 6   Theydon Jazz Club meets at Thornwood Village Hall, Weald Hall Lane, Thornwood (7.30pm-10.30pm) with The Tony Pitt Allstars with Al Nicholls (saxophone). Admission £10 (members £8). Non-members and new members welcome. Bar, tea and coffee. For more details email davedyer24@gmail.com or ring 01945 588325.
   
THURSDAY, JUNE 8   Ongar Art Society meets at High Ongar Village Hall, Mill Lane, High Ongar (8pm-10pm) for a talk by Tony Jackson entitled 'Aspects of Drawing'.. Visitors (admission £4) and new members (annual subscription £30) welcome. For more information ring secretary Lynne Harris on 01277 372123 or Beverly Hughes on 01708 688554.
   
SATURDAY, JUNE 10 and SUNDAY, JUNE 11   Ongar Art Society's summer exhibition, Budworth Hall, High Street, Ongar. Admission 50p (children free). Tea and homemade cakes available.
   
SUNDAY, JUNE 11   The Lavers and District Horticultural Society Garden Party. For more details email lavershorticultural@gmail.com or visit www.lavershorticulturalsociety.co.uk
   
THURSDAY, JUNE 15   Chigwell Floral Art Group meets at Victory Hall, Hainault Road, Chigwell (2pm, (doors open 1pm) with demonstrator Christine Saunders - 'How it all Began'. Visitors £5, including refreshments. For more details, ring Linda on 020 8504 3238.
   
THURSDAY, JUNE 15   Felicitas Chamber Choir presents 'Sing Joyfully' - a 25th Anniversary Concert at St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard, London, EC2V 5AA (7.30pm). J S Bach - Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied; Byrd - Sing Joyfully/Mass for Four Voices; Lassus - Magnificat ancor che col partire; Vaughan Williams - Three Shakespeare Songs; Will Todd - Vidi Speciosam; Poulenc - Exsultate Deo; Durufle - Quatre Motets (including Ubi Caritas); Palestrina - Exsultate Deo; Eric Whitacre - Her sacred spirit soars. Tickets £15 (£12.50 if purchased in advance; free for children and full-time students aged under 25). Available from www.ticketsource.co.uk or by ringing 07931 972204. Website: www.felicitas.org.uk
   
SUNDAY, JUNE 18   Guided tour, Copped Hall, Epping (gates open 10am; last entry 11am). Tours last two-and-a-half to three hours and cover the gardens, a large part of the mansion, cellars and stables. Entry £8 per person. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes available in the Racquets Court where there is also a shop selling books about Copped Hall and a range of gift items. Second-hand books on sale in the mansion. There are also permanent exhibitions on site.
   
TUESDAY, JUNE 20   Theydon Jazz Club, Thornwood Village Hall, Weald Hall Lane, Thornwood (7.30pm-10.30pm) with The Westside Syncopators with Al Nicholls (saxes).Denny Islett (trumpet). Admission £10 (members £8). Non-members and new members welcome. Bar, tea and coffee. For more details email davedyer24@gmail.com or ring 01945 588325.
   
SUNDAY, JULY 2   Garden afternoon, Copped Hall, Epping (gates open 2pm; last entry 4pm; car park locked at 5pm). An opportunity to wander round the garden and talk to the gardeners. A map with brief descriptions of the gardens is given on arrival. Refreshments available in the Racquets Court until 4.30pm. The shop will be open. Entry £5 per person.
   
SUNDAY, JULY 2   Loughton Residents' Association Farmers Market, Centric Parade, High Road, Loughton (9am-2pm). Produce stalls and local organisations. Councillors on hand to respond to residents’ questions and problems.
   
MONDAY, JULY 3   The Lavers and District Horticultural Society meets at Moreton Village Hall (7pm for 7.30pm) for a talk on ‘Growing Herbs for Medicinal Purposes and Herbal Tea Tasting’ with Vanessa Neville. For more details email lavershorticultural@gmail.com or visit www.lavershorticulturalsociety.co.uk
   
SATURDAY, JULY 8   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 contact show secretary Jill Jones - email jill998@btinternet.com or ring 020 8257 8996.
   
THURSDAY, JULY 13   Ongar Art Society meets at High Ongar Village Hall, Mill Lane, High Ongar (8pm-10pm) for a demonstration by Chris Francis entitled 'City-scape in Oil Pastels'. Visitors (admission £4) and new members (annual subscription £30) welcome. For more information ring secretary Lynne Harris on 01277 372123 or Beverly Hughes on 01708 688554.
   
SATURDAY, JULY 15   Theydon Bois Singers summer concert - 'Songs from the Shows', Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois (7.45pm). Bar and light refreshments. Tickets £10 in advance (£12 on the door). Ring 01992 573855 or email theydonsingers@gmail.com
   
SUNDAY, JULY 16   Extended guided tour, Copped Hall, Epping (gates open 10am; last entry 1pm). Tours in three parts (downstairs, upstairs and gardens) and visitors will be free to choose which and how many they wish to do. Tours will leave at 15-minute intervals; each one will last no more than one hour. Light refreshments available until 2pm. Entry £8 per person. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes available in the Racquets Court where there is also a shop selling books about Copped Hall and a range of gift items. Second-hand books on sale in the mansion. There are also permanent exhibitions on site.
   
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6   Garden afternoon, Copped Hall, Epping (gates open 2pm; last entry 4pm; car park locked at 5pm). An opportunity to wander round the garden and talk to the gardeners. A map with brief descriptions of the gardens is given on arrival. Refreshments available in the Racquets Court until 4.30pm. The shop will be open. Entry £5 per person.
   
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6   Loughton Residents' Association Farmers Market, Centric Parade, High Road, Loughton (9am-2pm). Produce stalls and local organisations. Councillors on hand to respond to residents’ questions and problems.
   
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6   Loughton Residents' Association Farmers Market, Centric Parade, High Road, Loughton (9am-2pm). Produce stalls and local organisations. Councillors on hand to respond to residents’ questions and problems.
   
TUESDAY, AUGUST 15   Theydon Jazz Club, Thornwood Village Hall, Weald Hall Lane, Thornwood (7.30pm-10.30pm) with Carol Braithwaite and The Jazz Crew. Admission £10 (members £8). Non-members and new members welcome. Bar, tea and coffee. For more details email davedyer24@gmail.com or ring 01945 588325.
   
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3   Garden afternoon, Copped Hall, Epping (gates open 2pm; last entry 4pm; car park locked at 5pm). An opportunity to wander round the garden and talk to the gardeners. A map with brief descriptions of the gardens is given on arrival. Refreshments available in the Racquets Court until 4.30pm. The shop will be open. Entry £5 per person.
   
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4   The Lavers and District Horticultural Society meets at Moreton Village Hall (7pm for 7.30pm) for its Mini Show (Judge: Keith Woollard). For more details email lavershorticultural@gmail.com or visit www.lavershorticulturalsociety.co.uk
   
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9   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 contact show secretary Jill Jones - email jill998@btinternet.com or ring 020 8257 8996.
   
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17   Guided tour, Copped Hall, Epping (gates open 10am; last entry 11am). Tours last two-and-a-half to three hours and cover the gardens, a large part of the mansion, cellars and stables. Entry £8 per person. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes available in the Racquets Court where there is also a shop selling books about Copped Hall and a range of gift items. Second-hand books on sale in the mansion. There are also permanent exhibitions on site.
   
MONDAY, OCTOBER 2   The Lavers and District Horticultural Society meets at Moreton Village Hall (7pm for 7.30pm) for a talk on ‘Grape Fermentation / Wine and Cider Making and Tasting’ with Maike Windhorst. For more details email lavershorticultural@gmail.com or visit www.lavershorticulturalsociety.co.uk
   
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15   Guided tour, Copped Hall, Epping (gates open 10am; last entry 11am). Tours last two-and-a-half to three hours and cover the gardens, a large part of the mansion, cellars and stables. Entry £8 per person. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes available in the Racquets Court where there is also a shop selling books about Copped Hall and a range of gift items. Second-hand books on sale in the mansion. There are also permanent exhibitions on site.
   
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6   The Lavers and District Horticultural Society meets at Moreton Village Hall (7pm for 7.30pm) for a talk on ‘Evergreens for All Occasions’ with Tom Cole. For more details email lavershorticultural@gmail.com or visit www.lavershorticulturalsociety.co.uk
   
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19   Guided tour, Copped Hall, Epping (gates open 10am; last entry 11am). Tours last two-and-a-half to three hours and cover the gardens, a large part of the mansion, cellars and stables. Entry £8 per person. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes available in the Racquets Court where there is also a shop selling books about Copped Hall and a range of gift items. Second-hand books on sale in the mansion. There are also permanent exhibitions on site.
   
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
   
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19   Theydon Jazz Club, Thornwood Village Hall, Weald Hall Lane, Thornwood (7.30pm-10.30pm) with The Theydon Select Six. Admission £10 (members £8). Non-members and new members welcome. Bar, tea and coffee. For more details email davedyer24@gmail.com or ring 01945 588325.
   


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