Coming soon - this month and more

Our main programme is planned 3 months in advance. This page gives additional and updated information about EFOG activities taking place over the next few weeks, including those added since the Programme Planning evening. Contact details for members organising events are on member's paper programmes and will be sent via EFOG e-mails.

Events headed FYI (FOR YOUR INFORMATION) have been recommended by an EFOG member but no-one is formally co-ordinating an activity. If interested you will need to make your own arrangements and/or chat with others about doing something together.

An asterisk * marks an events which needs to be booked in advance. Those coming up in in future months are listed at the bottom of this page. Please book asap.

If you are not a member and would like more information or to join us for a trial period please see our home page or  click here

 Updates & Notices



Saturday May 27th        Visit to Knole House and Igtham Mote
Suspect I'm not the only one who still remembers the lovely walk we had a year or so ago in this lovely area near Sevenoaks in Kent? We said then it would be have been good to go round Knole House and Igtham Mote - we didn't have time to then. These National Trust properties are well worth the effort. Ken is organising our outing today. Meet 8.55 at Victoria Station - Kent trains side. For more details, including contact information see group e-mail 22nd May.

Sunday May 28th           Open Day at Copped Hall  10am to 4pm
Nothing much on today? Why not get together with a few friends to visit one of our favourite places? There will be access to the whole of the gardens, parts of the mansion (with room stewards present), the cellars and the stables. Tea, coffee, homemade cakes and lunch are available, as well as a bar selling alcoholic drinks. There are stalls and exhibitions, homemade and home- grown produce for sale, and the Trust shop will be open. Entry only £8. For more details including directions, see group e-mail 22nd May.



Thursday June 1st          Bicycle Maintenance Night      8pm - 10pm
Bring your bike along for tips on keeping it in good order and to share your suggestions with others. Brian will have his toolkit to attend to simple repairs. If you have ever thought of taking up cycling with the group, find out the pros and cons with those who know. Alternatively, just come along for a good chin wag - and some tea and biscuits. 

Saturday  June 3rd        Visit to Stowe Park, Buckinghamshire
The beauty of Stowe Park has attracted visitors since 1717. Come and find out why - picture perfect views, lakeside walks and temples are only a few of the delights in this National Trust property. Ken will be organising our EFOG outing today. More details to follow.

Sunday  June 4th          Marian's Open Garden Day
Marian is celebrating the national open gardens day by inviting you to hers. Now a favourite 'hardy annual' in the EFOG calendar of events. Thank you Marian.  More details to follow.

Thursday June 8th        Cheese & Wine Election Special      8pm - 10pm
What can EFOGers do on election night?  Eat, drink and be merry - of course. Bring snacks to share and drinks to quaff for a social evening with friends - fellowship is life! 

Saturday June 10th      Visit to Dickens  Festival, Rochester
Fred recommends we get together together today to visit Rochester's annual colourful celebration in honour of one of England's greatest writers. We are promised a feast for our senses: costumed parades and street entertainment - a family festival packed with Dickensian delight and Victorian intrigue. Travel may be better by train - fare for FP holders probably about £6.00. Please contact Fred if you are interested in getting together.

Thursday June 15th       T'ai Chi      8pm - 10pm
Parviz will be helping us stretch those muscles, control our breathing and clear our minds with a session of T'ai Chi tonight. Come and see what it's all about - or just to watch if you prefer.

Friday June 16th to Saturday June 24th    Holiday in Ireland
Eileen's annual EFOG trip to Ireland was more popular than ever this year - and is now fully bookedThis year they will be in the lovely County Clare. Have a great time folks - wish I was going with you!

Sunday June 18th           Midsummer Night's Dream at Copped Hall  
The Greek Theatre Players will be giving an open-air performance of one of Shakespeare's best loved plays this afternoon at one of our best loved places. A royal wedding, frustrated lovers, mistaken identities, ambitious actors - all lost in a forest presided over by the warring King and Queen of the Fairies and a mischievous sprite. Sounds pretty modern to me.  If it's raining the play will be performed in the mansion. Gates open at 2pm for a 3pm start. Tickets cost £10. To book go to or contact Frances Dennett 07749 397932

Thursday June 22nd           Dice Quiz        8pm - 10pm
Peter describes this as a "team game".  What about the roll of the dice?  Come and find out what it's all about.
Bet we're not dicing with fun?

Saturday June 24th              Walk with Trevor
On the programme Trevor will be guiding us on a walk today. More details to follow soon.

Saturday June 24th              Le Tour De Waltham Forest Cycling Event
If you're not walking with Trevor today and enjoy a bike ride you might like to join this annual cycling event. There are four routes to choose from (different difficulties) to help you discover the borough on two wheels. See group e-mail 25th April &     

Thursday June 29th             Barbecue        7.30pm - 10pm
Sue C will be co-ordinating our EFOG  BBQ tonight at the hall. Please note the earlier start time - to help us get the most of we hope will be a lovely Summer evening.


Future activities - which need to be booked in advance:

Saturday 23rd September - Sunday 1st October   Bollington Walking Festival in The Peak District.  Contact Marian NOW for more details about this great opportunity to meet with like-minded people in this beautiful part of England.