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DIARY December 3 - December 9

PUBLISHED: 10:35 02 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:41 02 June 2010

WEDNESDAY, 03/12/2008



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.

WEDNESDAY, 03/12/2008

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, 01842 814679.

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.

EAST HARLING. Sports and Social Club: Harling and District Social Support Group, demonstration of handbell ringing, 10.30am in the Rudd Room.

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.

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

GIGS

CASTLE ACRE. George and Dragon, Newton: Traditional acoustic folk music open session, 8pm.

SHIPDHAM. King's Head: Shipdham Folk Club, 8.30pm.

DANCES

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

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

SAHAM TONEY. Wells Cole Community Centre, Bell Lane: Modern jive with the Jive Club, beginners and improvers 8-10pm £5.

EXHIBITIONS

WATTON. Dragonfly Exhibition Centre, Wayland House, High Street: Christmas art, local artists with a seasonal theme, 10am-4pm free.

THURSDAY, 04/12/2008

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.

SHIPDHAM. All Saints' Church: Christmas tree festival, decorated trees by local organisations, 12-8pm; donations welcome for many local charities including East Anglian Air Ambulance and PACT.

SWAFFHAM. Baptist Church, Station Street: Junior J's parent and toddler group, 1-2.45pm £1 per family; 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.

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.

DANCES

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

EXHIBITIONS

WATTON. Dragonfly Exhibition Centre, Wayland House, High Street: Christmas art, local artists with a seasonal theme, 10am-4pm free.

FRIDAY, 05/12/2008

EVENTS

HINGHAM. All Saints' Church: Massive Christmas bingo, raffle, tombola and refreshments, organised by Hingham Playgroup, doors open 7, eyes down 8pm.

HOCKWOLD. Village Hall: Beetle drive and cake walk, fun for children and adults, 6.30-8.30pm; proceeds to Hockwold Primary School.

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.

SHIPDHAM. All Saints' Church: Christmas tree festival, decorated trees by local organisations, 12-8pm; donations welcome for many local charities including East Anglian Air Ambulance and PACT.

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.

Market Place: Christmas lights switch-on, arts and crafts fair (Guildhall) 10am-8pm; carols, Santa on a float, lights switched on by Captain Mainwaring look-alike Mick Whitman at 6.15pm.

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.

Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life: Christmas Under Fire! House Alive, celebrate Christmas 1940s style, 5-8pm free.

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

CONCERTS

SWAFFHAM. SS Peter and Paul Church: The Rotary Club of Swaffham present a Christmas Gala Concert by Candlelight performed by the Iceni Choir, conductor: James Lilwall; guest soloist: Hannah Francis (soprano); pianist: Roger Rayner; a programme of seasonal music for all tastes, 7.30pm £12.50 including mulled wine and mince pies, tickets from Ceres Bookshop, London Street, Swaffham, 01760 721629 or 01362 688499.

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.

SHIPDHAM. Thomas Bullock Primary School: Christmas fair, various stalls, games, Father Christmas, refreshments, 3.15-5.30pm.

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

WEETING. Primary School: Christmas fair, 3-6pm.

EXHIBITIONS

WATTON. Dragonfly Exhibition Centre, Wayland House, High Street: Christmas art, local artists with a seasonal theme, 10am-4pm free.

SATURDAY, 06/12/2008

EVENTS

BARTON BENDISH. St Andrew's Church: Christmas Tree Festival, refreshments and raffle available, 10am-4pm.

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 starting on today, 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.

NARBOROUGH. All Saints' Church: Local art group exhibition of arts and crafts, 10am-4pm programme 50p.

SHIPDHAM. All Saints' Church: Christmas tree festival, decorated trees by local organisations, 12-8pm; donations welcome for many local charities including East Anglian Air Ambulance and PACT.

SWAFFHAM. Assembly Rooms, Market Place: Christmas Festival, clowns, barbershop quartet, belly dancing, Fakenham Town Band, Santa's Grotto (10am-2pm), craft fair, 9am-4pm.

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.

THETFORD. 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.

GIGS

FOULDEN. White Hart Inn: Faith, 8.30pm.

METHWOLD. Social Club: Micky Jay King (Elvis), 8.30pm.

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

DANCES

ATTLEBOROUGH. Connaught Hall, Station Road: 60s and 70s dance with music by Roller Coaster, doors 7.30pm, band 8.30pm-midnight £5, 01953 453533 (Flower Box, Attleborough); for hall refurbishment fund.

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

SHIPDHAM. WI Hall: Roll 'n' Roll to music by Second Opinion, 8.30pm £6; for hall funds.

WATTON. Queens Hall: Ballroom, Latin and sequence to music by Nina and Bob, 8-11pm £3.

SALES

BARTON BENDISH. Village Hall: Hall of Stalls, refreshments available, 10am-3pm.

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

HOLME HALE. Pavilion: Christmas bazaar, arts and crafts, gifts, bric-a-brac, live music, games, Santa etc, 10am-4.30pm.

METHWOLD. High School Hall: Christmas craft fair, 10am-4pm.

MUNDFORD. Village Centre: Christmas table top sale, tables £5 (bookings 01842 879039), 10am-12.30pm.

OVINGTON. Village Hall: Grand bazaar, various stalls, tombola, raffle, light lunches, 12-3pm; for hall and church funds

SHIPDHAM. Thomas Bullock School hall: Christmas bazaar, stalls, cakes, raffle, tombola, 1-3pm; for Day Centre funds.

SHOULDHAM. Village Hall: Gift and craft fair, 10am-4pm 50p/children free.

THETFORD. Baptist Church, King Street: Thetford Centre Fairtrade stall, 10am-12.

WATTON. High Street: Farmers' market, 8.30am-1pm.

Treetots Playgroup, Blenheim Centre: Christmas bazaar, various stalls, Santa, tombola, activities etc, sellers' table top pitches £5, 07717 822876.

EXHIBITIONS

NARBOROUGH. All Saints Church: Art and crafts exhibition and sales, by local artists and children, 10am-4pm.

WATTON. Dragonfly Exhibition Centre, Wayland House, High Street: Christmas art, local artists with a seasonal theme, 10am-1pm free.

SUNDAY, 07/12/2008

EVENTS

BARTON BENDISH. St Andrew's Church: Christmas Tree Festival, refreshments and raffle available, 10am-4pm.

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

CASTON. Holy Cross Church: Holy communion, 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.

SHIPDHAM. All Saints' Church: Christmas Tree Festival, decorated trees by local organisations, 12-4pm; donations welcome for many local charities including East Anglian Air Ambulance and PACT.

SWAFFHAM. Assembly Rooms, Market Place: Christmas Festival, clowns, barbershop quartet, belly dancing, Fakenham Town Band, fairground organ from Thursford playing, Santa's Grotto (10am-2pm), craft fair, 9am-4pm.

Oasis Centre, Cley Road: Breckland Christian Fellowship, worship and ministry, 10.30am.

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

Community Centre, Beech Close, Campingland: Swaffham Spiritual Awareness Group with Peter Fox (Northampton), 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.

Methodist Church: Breckland Brass Band carol service, 4pm.

WEETING. Village Hall: Village Screen presents Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (12A), 7.30pm £4.

CONCERTS

BARTON BENDISH. St Andrew's Church: Phoenix Singers in Concert, 7.30pm £6.

EXHIBITIONS

NARBOROUGH. All Saints Church: Art and crafts exhibition and sales, by local artists and children, 10am-4pm.

MONDAY, 08/12/2008

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), 12-8pm £3.95 per person, book at www.ecoiceskate.com or in person at any Borough Council leisure facility.

NECTON. Village Hall: Necton Ladies Friendship Club Christmas party, 7.30pm.

SWAFFHAM. Parish Church Rooms: Noah's Ark toddler group (term time), toys, craft, drinks, snack and more, new families always welcome, 1-2.45pm, 01760 724236.

Assembly Rooms: Christmas bingo, 7 for 7.30pm; proceeds Friends of Swaffham Rec.

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, 9.15-10.45am.

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.

Fulmerston Church: KClub, for 5-11 years, activities and games, 4.30-6pm free, 01842 821643.

Salvation Army, Magdalen Street: Kids Alive Club, 4-11 years, 5.15-6.15pm, 754712.

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

Kings Court, Earls Street: Thetford (Breckland) Lioness Club meeting, 8pm, 0845 833 7485.

DANCES

SAPISTON. Village Hall: Beginners sequence dancing lessons, 6.30pm, 01284 703943.

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, 09/12/2008

EVENTS

ASHILL. Community Centre: Cash bingo, 7 for 7.30pm.

BRANDON. Full Gospel Church, Fengate Drove: Kidzone, parent and toddler group, 10am-12.

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

Scout Hut: 1st Brandon Cub Group, 8-10 1/2 years, first session free, 6.30-8pm, 01842 814145.

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

FOULDEN. White Hart: West Norfolk CAMRA social meeting, 8pm.

HARGHAM. All Saints' Church: Carol service, 7pm. Carol service, 7pm.

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.

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

SWAFFHAM. Baptist Church: Parent and toddler session, 9.30am £1 per family including refreshments.

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. Salvation Army, Magdalen Street: Little Lambs parents and toddlers, 9.30-11.30am.

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.

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.

SALES

WATTON. Watton Salerooms, 10 Breckland Business Park, Norwich Road: General auction, 9.30am (viewing 8.30am).


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