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WEDNESDAY, 17/12/2008EVENTSBRANDON. Full Gospel Church, Fengate Drove: Adult Bible study, youth and children's clubs, 6.30-8pm.Breckland Middle School: Brandon Speakers Without Borders, public speakers group, 6.

WEDNESDAY, 17/12/2008

EVENTS

BRANDON. Full Gospel Church, Fengate Drove: Adult Bible study, youth and children's clubs, 6.30-8pm.

Breckland Middle School: Brandon Speakers Without Borders, public speakers group, 6.45 for 7pm start, 01842 814679.


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St Johns Ambulance Hall: Spiritualist Church and clairvoyant demonstration, disabled facilities, doors open 7 for 7.30pm.

Breckland Middle School: Thetford District Railway Club, 7.30-10pm, 01842 814999.

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CARBROOKE. SS Peter and Paul Church: Carol service, 6.30pm.

CASTON. Primary School: Pram service (adults with children 0-5), 10.15am.

EAST HARLING. Sports and Social Club: Harling and District Social Support Group, mulled wine and mince pies, 10.30am.

HOUGHTON-ON-THE-HILL. St Mary the Virgin Church: Church open, with England's earliest wall paintings, 2-4pm daily.

KING'S LYNN. Eco Ice-skating rink, New Conduit Street: Ice skating, hourly sessions (minimum 45 minutes on the ice), 12-8pm £3.95 per person, book at www.ecoiceskate.com or in person at any Borough Council leisure facility.

SWAFFHAM. Assembly Rooms, Market Place: Neuromuscular Integrative Action movement exercise, 01362 694071 (Sarah).

Parish Church Rooms: Scallywags toddler group (term time), toys, craft, drinks, snack and more, new families always welcome, 9.30-11.30am, 01760 724236.

Oasis Centre, Cley Road: Open Doors drop-in centre, use of internet, read papers, chat, second-hand books and clothes, free refreshments, 10am-12.

Breckland Christian Fellowship, Oasis Centre, Cley Road: Healing Rooms, book an appointment for prayer, 11am-12, 01760 723175.

THETFORD. Toy Library, Fulmerston Road: Toy library, play session including snack and craft activity, 9am-12 £1 per family.

Church of the Nazarene: Coffee morning, with free coffee, 9am-1pm.

Methodist Church Hall: Thetford Leg Club (TLC), free leg care/check by trained nurses, for any age group, 9am-12.30pm.

Riversdale, Tanner Street: Amoghasiddhi Buddhist Centre, Meditation classes, 12-1pm £4, 01953 451937.

St Michael's Close Community Room: Thetford Elders' Lunch Club, freshly cooked lunch, £4, 01842 763722.

Abbey Neighbourhood Centre: Bingo, adults only, refreshments, 2-4pm.

Room 34, Rosemary Musker High School: Thetford Youth and Community Chess Club, junior and adult sessions, 6.30-8.30pm, 01842 755182.

WATTON. Community Room, Lime Tree Walk: Watton and District Carers Group monthly meeting, 2-4pm, 0845 241 0968.

WEETING. Village Hall: Weeting Weenies, parent/carer and toddler group, all welcome, 0-4 years, 10am-12.

FITNESS

BRANDON. Breckland Forest Gymnastics Club, training at various levels, details 01842 815218.

Sports Centre: Fitness class for the unfit, 6-6.30pm; beginners pilates, 6.45-7.45pm; pilates for experienced, 7.45-8.45pm.

Leisure Centre: Spinning, cardiovascular training session using fixed wheel bikes, 6.30-7.30pm.

SWAFFHAM. Meet Buttercross car park: Walking for Health, weekly White Hart Walk (2.5 miles), 9.30am, turn up or telephone 01362 656344/656820.

Campingland Car Park, by the Community Centre: Tai chi in the Park (weather permitting), 10.30-11.30am, donations to Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice, 01760 724170.

Assembly Rooms, Market Place: Fitness for anyone, 7.30pm, 01362 694071 (Sarah).

THETFORD. Cloverfield Community Church: Pilates, fitness class, 10-11am, 01842 815074.

Grammar School: Thetford Judo Club, 8-9pm.

WATTON. Junior School: Kuk Sool Won, martial art, suitable for all ages, 6.30-8pm.

Youth Centre: Tae Kwon Do, Saracen Martial Arts, first lesson free, 7-8pm, 01953 882034.

Sports Centre: Table tennis, juniors 6.30pm, seniors 7.30pm.

WEETING. Primary School: Kickboxing, adults and children from 7 years, 7pm, 07759436272.

CONCERTS

OXBOROUGH. Oxburgh Hall: A Christmas Evening, with the Phoenix Singers in the Saloon, hot punch and mince pie included, late shopping from 5pm, 7.30pm £12, booking essential 01366 328258.

DANCES

BRANDON. Community Centre, Bury Road: Ballroom and popular sequence tea dance, 2-4.30pm £2.50.

CARBROOKE. Village Hall: Modern jive with the Jive Club, beginners and improvers 8-10pm £5.

CROXTON. Village Hall: Thetford Modern and Old Time Dance Club, sequence dancing, with tuition, 8-10pm, 01842 761283.

THURSDAY, 18/12/2008

EVENTS

BRANDON. Baptist Church: Coffee morning, 9.30-11.30am.

Harvest Centre, Brandon Full Gospel Church, Fengate Drove: Healing Rooms ministry, 5.30-8.30pm, appointments on 01842 828537.

KING'S LYNN. Eco Ice-skating rink, New Conduit Street: Ice skating, hourly sessions (minimum 45 minutes on the ice), 12-8pm £3.95 per person, book at www.ecoiceskate.com or in person at any Borough Council leisure facility.

SWAFFHAM. Baptist Church, Station Street: J's for children 6 years and over with games, puppets, arts, crafts, etc, 5.30-8pm £1.

THETFORD. Riversdale Centre, Tanner Street: Thetford healers session, open to public, 9.30-11.30am free, donations accepted.

Abbey Neighbourhood Centre: Matthew House Project, needle exchange and community drop-in, 12-2pm.

Fulmerston Church, Pine Close: Big Sitting Room youth group, 13-18 years, 7-9pm.

United Reform Church: Thetford Flower Club meeting, 7.30pm.

WATTON. Pentecostal Church, Old Dereham Road: Noah's Ark toddler and baby group, 9.30-11.30am, 01953 881358; Noah's Ark 3-5s and parents/carers, 1.30-3pm £1 per family, 01953 882986.

FITNESS

BRANDON. Breckland Forest Gymnastics Club, training at various levels, details 01842 815218.

Leisure Centre: Tumblers coffee morning, for mothers and toddlers, 9.30-11.30am.

Leisure Centre: Legs, bums and tums, low/medium impact aerobic class, 6.30-7.30pm.

Leisure Centre: Spinning, cardiovascular training session using fixed wheel bikes, 7.30-8.30pm.

GREAT HOCKHAM. Village Hall: Taekwondo/self defence, first lesson free, 7-8pm, 01953 882848.

THETFORD. Norfolk Natural Health Clinic: C'hi gung, 10am-12, 01842 820121.

Cloverfields Church Hall: Kickboxing tuition for adults and children, from 7 years, 6.30pm, 07759436272.

DANCES

CARBROOKE. Village Hall, Church Street: Carbrooke Sequence Dance Club, tuition 7.30-8pm, dancing 8-10.15pm £1.50.

FRIDAY, 19/12/2008

EVENTS

ASHILL. St Nicholas' Church: Carol service, 7.30pm.

BRANDON. The Harvest Centre, Brandon Full Gospel Church, Fengate Drove: Christian Motorcyclists Association, 7-10pm, 07765 362039.

KING'S LYNN. Eco Ice-skating rink, New Conduit Street: Ice skating, hourly sessions (minimum 45 minutes on the ice), 12-8pm £3.95 per person, book at www.ecoiceskate.com or any Borough Council leisure facility.

MERTON. St Peter's Church: Candlelit lessons and carols, 6.30pm.

SAHAM TONEY. St George's Church: Carol service, 7.30pm.

SWAFFHAM. Oasis Centre, Cley Road: Coffeetots for parents/carers and pre-school children, 10am-12 £1 first adult, 25p per child, 50p extra adult (including refreshments).

Oasis Centre, Cley Road: Powapak, for children aged 5-9, fun, games, crafts, 6-7pm 50p.

Ex-Servicemen's Social Club, Lynn Street: Super meat draw, 10pm tickets 5 for £2 from club.

THETFORD. Toy Library, Fulmerston Road: Toy library, play session including snack and craft activity, 9am-12 £1 per family.

Fulmerston Christian Fellowship: Parent and toddler group, term time only, 9.15-10.45am.

Kings Court, Earl Street: Cancer Support Group, 10-11.30am.

St Michael's Close Community Room: Thetford Elders' Lunch Club, freshly cooked lunch, £4, 01842 763722.

Laburnum Grove Day Centre, Elm Road: Age Concern lunches, 3-course lunch, transport available 1pm £3.60, bookings 01842 750088.

WATTON. Pentecostal Church, Old Dereham Road: Friendship club, meet new people, chat, tea/coffee, 10am-12, 01953 881358.

FITNESS

BRANDON. Leisure Centre: A social and fun filled session for the more mature person, with light aerobics, badminton, gym time and coffee, 10am-12 and 12-2pm.

Leisure Centre: Badminton, experienced players welcome, 7.30-9.30pm.

THETFORD. Breckland Leisure Centre: Thetford Rollerskating Club, for boys and girls from 4 years, tuition, grades and certificates, skate hire available, 4.55pm.

SHOWS

WEST ACRE. River Studios, River Road: Humbug! (based on A Christmas Carol) adapted by Andy Naylor - Westacre Theatre Company, 7pm £12/children £6, 01760 755800.

CONCERTS

BRIDGHAM. Bridgham Church: Bridgham and Harling Band's, 8th annual Christmas concert, 7.30pm £5/accompanied children free.

DANCES

BECK ROW. Community Centre: Square dance classes, 8-10pm first evening free.

WATTON. Wayland Hall: Ballroom and Latin, class 7.30-8.30pm £3, 01953 885158.

SALES

HOLME HALE. Village Hall: General auction, book in from 12.30pm, starts 6pm; information 01362 851475.

RAF MARHAM. Sandringham Centre: Farmers' market, 9am-2pm.

SWAFFHAM. Assembly Rooms, Market Place: Cakes, plants, crafts, books, toys, jewellery, cards, raising funds for an indoor ice rink at Christmas, 9am-1pm.

SATURDAY, 20/12/2008

EVENTS

BRANDON. Scout Hut: 1st Brandon Beaver Group, 5¾-8 years, 11.30am-12.30pm, 01842 814145.

DEREHAM. Mid Norfolk Railway, Dereham Station: Christmas fair, bookings being taken for Santa Specials, 10am-4pm, 01362 851723.

KING'S LYNN. Eco Ice-skating rink, New Conduit Street: Ice skating, hourly sessions (minimum 45 minutes on the ice), 10am-5pm £3.95 per person, book on www.ecoiceskate.com or in person at any Borough Council leisure facility.

OXBOROUGH. Oxburgh Hall: Meet Santa, Christmas lunches available, 12-2pm £3 per child to see Santa (including present). Meet Santa, 12-2pm £3 per child including present, Christmas lunches available in the tea room. Santa's grotto, 11am-4pm, £3 per child including present.

SWAFFHAM. Methodist Church, London Street: Coffee morning, coffee and home-made cakes, 9.30am-12; for church funds.

St Peter and St Paul Parish Church: Coffee morning, 9.15am-12.

Swaffham Museum: Christmas art and craft activities, drop in between 11am-3pm, normal admission prices.

Buttercross, Market Place: Carol singing, 11am, followed by mince pies and hot drinks at the Oasis Centre, Cley Road.

THETFORD. Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life: Christmas Crafts Through the Ages - House Alive, drop-in and make some last minute Christmas presents from the past, 11am-2pm free admission.

Toy Library, Fulmerston Road: Toy library, play session including snack and craft activity, 12-2pm £1 per family.

Laburnum Grove Day Centre, Elm Road: Age Concern lunches, 3-course lunch, transport available 1pm £3.60, bookings 01842 750088.

FITNESS

BRANDON. Leisure Centre: Badminton coaching, 10am-12.

SHOWS

WEST ACRE. River Studios, River Road: Humbug! (based on A Christmas Carol) adapted by Andy Naylor - Westacre Theatre Company, 2pm and 7pm £12/children £6, 01760 755800.

GIGS

SWAFFHAM. Ex-Servicemen's Club: Live entertainment, members £1, guests £1, non members £5.

DANCES

RAF MARHAM. Sandringham Centre: Marham Dance Club, all ages, hip hop and more, 9.30-11.30am.

SALES

CASTLE ACRE. Friends of St James the Great Church bookshop, High Street: Charity bookshop open, 10am-4pm.

NARBOROUGH. Community Hall: General auction, viewing 11am, starts 12 noon.

SUNDAY, 21/12/2008

EVENTS

ASHILL. St Nicholas' Church: Christingle and crib service, 9.30am.

BRANDON. High Lodge Visitor Centre: Make a willow tit bird box for use in Thetford Forest, organised by Friends of Thetford Forest Conservation Group, from 9.30am free family event.

Full Gospel Church, Fengate Drove: Worship celebration and the Word, 10am.

CASTON. Holy Cross Church: Candlelit lessons and carols, 6.30pm.

GREAT HOCKHAM. Holy Trinity Church: Candlelit lessons and carols, 3pm.

GRISTON. Ss Peter and Paul's Church: Crib service, 10.30am.

KING'S LYNN. Eco Ice-skating rink, New Conduit Street: Ice skating, hourly sessions (minimum 45 minutes on the ice), 12-4pm £3.95 per person, book at www.ecoiceskate.com or any Borough Council leisure facility.

OXBOROUGH. Oxburgh Hall: Meet Santa, 12-2pm £3 per child including present, Christmas lunches available in the tea room. Santa's grotto, 11am-4pm, £3 per child including present.

SAHAM TONEY. St George's Church: Christingle service, 11am.

SWAFFHAM. Oasis Centre, Cley Road: Breckland Christian Fellowship, worship and ministry, 10.30am; Carols at Christmas, mince pies and refreshment, 6pm.

Community Centre: Aphesis Community Church meets every Sunday to celebrate Jesus, 10.30am.

Methodist Church: Christingle service, followed by cup of tea and mince pie, 4pm.

Community Centre, Beech Close, Campingland: Swaffham Spiritual Awareness Group with Steven Schooling (Wisbech), 6.30pm £2.50.

Ex-Servicemen's Social Club, Lynn Street: One house jackpot bingo, 9.30pm.

THETFORD. Cloverfield Community Church, Rosecroft Way: Service, 10am.

Church of the Nazarene, Croxton Road: Service, 10.45am; outdoor nativity with live donkey, 6pm.

WATTON. St Mary's Church: Carol service, 6.30pm.

FITNESS

BRANDON. Leisure Centre Foyer: Brandon Fern Hoppers, friendly running group for all abilities, 9am, 01842 763174.

SWAFFHAM. Woolworths, Church Walk: Walking for Health, weekly Church Walk (1 mile), 2pm, just turn up or telephone 01362 656344/656820.

SHOWS

THETFORD. Carnegie Rooms: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1.30pm tickets £3.50 from Fryers Walk 01842 766444.

CONCERTS

HOCKWOLD. St James Church: Breckland Brass Band Christmas concert, 6.30pm.

DANCES

WATTON. Queens Hall: Ballroom, Latin and sequence, 2.30pm £3.

MONDAY, 22/12/2008

EVENTS

BRANDON. Methodist Church: Tiny Talk, baby signing classes, 9.30-10.30am.

Library: Bookstart sessions, for mums, toddlers and babies, stories and nursery rhymes, 10-11am.

KING'S LYNN. Eco Ice-skating rink, New Conduit Street: Ice skating, hourly sessions (minimum 45 minutes on the ice), 10am-5pm £3.95 per person, book at www.ecoiceskate.com or any Borough Council leisure facility.

OVINGTON. St John the Evangelist Church: Carol service, 6pm.

THETFORD. Toy Library, Fulmerston Road: Toy library, play session including snack and craft activity, 9am-12 £1 per family.

United Reformed Church, Earls Street: Bumps and Babies Café, all pregnant women and families with babies welcome, drop in an time between 9.30-11.30am.

Riversdale Centre: Thetford Elders Lunch Club, freshly cooked lunch, £4, 01842 763722.

Abbey Neighbourhood Centre: Dads Place, information and support for dads, drop-in, 1-3pm, 01842 821643.

St Michael's Community Hall: Nexus, everyone welcome, disabled and non disabled, teas, chat and weekly raffle in aid of Nexus, 1.30-3.30pm.

Riversdale Centre, Audrey Room, Tanner Street: Thetford healing group, healing sessions open to the public, 7.30-9pm free but donations accepted.

FITNESS

BRANDON. Leisure Centre: Tai chi, relaxation, movement, 10-11am.

Leisure Centre: Cardio kick, using techniques from kick boxing and aerobic steps, 6.30-7.30pm.

Leisure Centre: Spinning, cardiovascular training session using fixed wheel bikes, 7-8pm.

Leisure Centre: Taekwondo/self defence ideal for all ages, first lesson free, 7.30-8.30pm contact Dave Robb 01953 882848.

WRETHAM. Village Hall: Tai chi, relaxation, meditation, 5.30-6.30pm.

SHOWS

WEST ACRE. River Studios, River Road: Humbug! (based on A Christmas Carol) adapted by Andy Naylor - Westacre Theatre Company, 2pm and 7pm £12/children £6, 01760 755800.

DANCES

SWAFFHAM. Sacred Heart Convent School: Ballroom and Latin with Xavier, in the gym, ballroom 7-8pm, Latin 8-9pm, Argentine tango 9-10pm £5 per class, 01760 336410.

THETFORD. Carnegie Room, Cage Lane: Sequence/social dancing, 2-4pm £2 01842 765365; Secret Salsa, class 7.30pm, 07863 291074.

Admiral School: Line dancing classes, 8-10pm.

TUESDAY, 23/12/2008

EVENTS

BRANDON. Baptist Church Hall, High Street: Brandon Arts Society, all abilities welcome, 2-4pm, 01842 810677.

Sports and Social Clubroom: Social chess, training on request, 7pm, 01842 810506.

KING'S LYNN. Eco Ice-skating rink, New Conduit Street: Ice skating, hourly sessions (minimum 45 minutes on the ice), 10am-5pm £3.95 per person, book at www.ecoiceskate.com or any Borough Council leisure facility.

SWAFFHAM. Oasis Centre, Cley Road: Oasis Care Lunch Club, main meal, sweet, tea/coffee £2.50, for those on low incomes and pensioners, 12.15pm.

THETFORD. Redcastle Furze Community Centre: Coffee morning, free internet use, 9.30am-1pm.

Riversdale Centre: Thetford Elders Lunch Club, freshly cooked lunch, £4, 01842 763722.

Homestart, 63 Vicarage Road: Baby Buddies, friendship and support for young parents, 12.30-2.30pm, 01842 821642.

FITNESS

BRANDON. Leisure Centre: Leisure Club for the more mature client, involving light aerobics, badminton, gym and coffee, 10am-12 and 12-2pm.

Leisure Centre: Yoga class, for regulars and complete novices, 5.45-7.15pm.

Leisure Centre: Spinning, cardiovascular training session using fixed wheel bikes, 6-7pm and 7-8pm.

Leisure Centre Foyer: Brandon Fern Hoppers, friendly running group for all abilities, 7pm, 01842 763174.

Sports Centre: Badminton, all ages, 7.30-9.30pm, 01842 815111.

Leisure Centre: Beginners pilates, 8-9pm, 01842 813748.

WATTON. Christian Community Centre: Tai chi (relaxation) classes, 7.15, email taichi7stars@googlemail.com.

WEETING. Weeting 21: Pilates 6-6.45pm £3 per class, £6 for ball and pilates; 7-8pm £4 per class, £6 for ball and pilates.

SHOWS

WEST ACRE. River Studios, River Road: Humbug! (based on A Christmas Carol) adapted by Andy Naylor - Westacre Theatre Company, Fri 7pm £12/children £6, Sat-Sat, Mon-Tue, 2pm and 7pm £12/children £6, 01760 755800.

DANCES

HOLME HALE. The Pavilion, School Road: Latin with Xavier, class 9-10pm £5, 01760 336410.

RAF MARHAM. Sandringham Centre: Marham Dance Club, all ages, hip hop and more, 7-9pm..

SWAFFHAM. Hamond's High School, Brandon Road: Line with Dave, beginners 7.15-8.15pm, improvers 8.15-10pm, 01328 863697.

WATTON. Wayland Hall: Ballroom and Latin, class 7.30-8.30pm £3, 01953 885158.

WEDNESDAY, 24/12/2008

EVENTS

ASHILL. St Nicholas' Church: Holy communion, 11.30pm.

BRANDON. Community Centre: Blood donor session, 10.30am-2.30pm.

CARBROOKE. SS Peter and Paul's Church: Holy communion, 11.30pm.

CASTON. Holy Cross Church: Christingle, 5pm.

GREAT HOCKHAM. Holy Trinity Church: Christingle, 3pm.

SAHAM TONEY. St George's Church: Holy communion, 10pm.

STOW BEDON. St Botolph's Church: Lessons and carols, 8pm.

SWAFFHAM. Buttercross, Market Place: Carols round the Buttercross, 10am.

THOMPSON. St Martin's Church: Christingle, 11am; midnight holy communion, 11.30pm.

WATTON. St Mary's Church: Christingle service with Shine!, especially for children and families, 4pm; holy communion 11.30pm.

DANCES

BRANDON. Community Centre, Bury Road: Ballroom and popular sequence tea dance, 2-4.30pm £2.50.

THURSDAY, 25/12/2008

EVENTS

ASHILL. St Nicholas' Church: Family service, 9.30am.

CARBROOKE. SS Peter and Paul's Church: Family communion, 10.30am.

OVINGTON. St John the Evangelist Church: Holy communion, 10am.

WATTON. St Mary's Church: Family communion, 10.30am.

FRIDAY, 26/12/2008

SHOWS

KING'S LYNN. King's Lynn Corn Exchange, Tuesday Market Place: Cirque de Glace (ice show) - 2.30pm £21 and £26/under 16s £17.50/concs £1 off top price only, 01553 764864.

SATURDAY, 27/12/2008

EVENTS

KING'S LYNN. Eco Ice-skating rink, New Conduit Street: Ice skating, hourly sessions (minimum 45 minutes on the ice), 10am-5pm £3.95 per person, book on www.ecoiceskate.com or in person at any Borough Council leisure facility.

SHOWS

WEST ACRE. River Studios, River Road: Humbug! (based on A Christmas Carol) adapted by Andy Naylor - Westacre Theatre Company, 2pm and 7pm £12/children £6, 01760 755800.

GIGS

FOULDEN. White Hart Inn: John Four Play, 9pm.

SUNDAY, 28/12/2008

EVENTS

KING'S LYNN. Eco Ice-skating rink, New Conduit Street: Ice skating, hourly sessions (minimum 45 minutes on the ice), 12-4pm £3.95 per person, book at www.ecoiceskate.com or any Borough Council leisure facility.

MONDAY, 29/12/2008

EVENTS

KING'S LYNN. Eco Ice-skating rink, New Conduit Street: Ice skating, hourly sessions (minimum 45 minutes on the ice), 10am-5pm £3.95 per person, book at www.ecoiceskate.com or any Borough Council leisure facility.

TUESDAY, 30/12/2008

EVENTS

KING'S LYNN. Eco Ice-skating rink, New Conduit Street: Ice skating, hourly sessions (minimum 45 minutes on the ice), 10am-5pm £3.95 per person, book at www.ecoiceskate.com or any Borough Council leisure facility.

SHIPDHAM. WI Hall: Whist drive, 7.30pm £1.

DANCES

WATTON. Wayland Hall: Ballroom and Latin, class 7.30-8.30pm £3, 01953 885158.

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