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 the 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.

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Updates & Notices


Lots of work done already - well done to all concerned. Have you volunteered for a job on the night? If not, and you can, Maz would like to hear from you.  

Proposed weekend break in Goring on Thames. See below & message from Ken in group e-mail on 10th September.



Sunday 15th October        Brentwood Walk   CANCELLED
Meet Eileen and others at 10am at the car park opposite a pub called The Viper at Mill Green to enjoy a 6.5 mile autumnal walk around Brentwood. Eileen is sorry she has had to cancel at such short notice. She plans to do the walk at a later date.

Thursday 19th October     Hockey By Numbers     8pm - 10pm
On your marks - listen out for YOUR number - or just watch the others, admire their enthusiasm and laugh at their antics! A fun night tonight.
Saturday 21st October      Ten Pin Bowling
*  Time to get to "the alley" again - join Fred and other EFOGers to enjoy a game or two of bowls in The City Pavilion, Collier Row, Romford. Please be there 6.45 for a prompt 7pm start. Maybe a meal afterwards?
Please let Fred know if you are going to bowl so that he can book your place.
Sunday 22nd October        Cycling In Epping Forest
For a nice chance to see the full Autumnal colours in Epping Forest meet up with Brian and others at 10.30 at Bury Road Car Park. The bike ride will be around 3hrs - depending on weather, numbers and partcipants. Please ensure that you and your bike are  ready to start promptly.

Thursday 26th October     'City Of The Dead' Evening Walk         NO MEETING AT HALL TONIGHT
Jill S will be guiding us on a short evening walk tonight in London to help us get in the mood for Halloween. Meet 7.30pm at St. Paul's Station (outside Exit 2) before walking the streets around the Old Bailey, Barts Hospital, Smithfield and Clerkenwell.  We will finish at Farringdon station about two hours later.
Saturday 28th October     Visit to Sutton House, Hackney
Transport yourself from buzzing Hackney into a 500 year old country house full of twists and surprises. Join Ken and others for glimpses of Tudor, Georgian, Victorian and more recent history on our doorstep. Be overlooked by 'A Harlot's Progress' in the tea room. See the 'upcycled' vehicles in the Breaker's Yard garden. Meet 11.45am at Hackney Central Station (London Overground). Cost £6 (free to NT members) . Queries to Ken.


Thursday 2nd November     Programme Planning     8pm - 10pm
Planning for our EFOGy Winter begins tonight when we decide  our programme of events (for weekends, Thursdays & breaks away) from December to February 2018 (and beyond if they need booking early).  Please send your ideas to Sue C beforehand if you can - it saves so much time. Come along tonight as well - with other ideas and to help us plan.
Saturday 4th November      Turkish meal in Chingford
*  Val has organised a meal out tonight at the Lydia in Chingford.    Booking has now closed.

Thursday 9th November      Countdown     8pm - 10pm
Trevor has devised a way for us to have a go at our own version of Countdown. Come along and see how good you are at word and number craft. A must for those of us who enjoy exercising our brains - or for those who enjoy watching others try to do so!
Saturday 11th November    Checking in the check points
Sue C and Peter will be organising checking in activities for those of you looking forward to a night in the forest .......  respect!  If necessary, this will be continued tomorrow.
Future activities - which need to be booked in advance: