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

Lots of work done already - time now for you to do your bit - see Group e-mail 21st July. Maz would like the volunteers list completed
by August 1st if possible.



Saturday July 22nd    Walk in Windsor Great Park
We're certainly getting around this Summer. Sue C will be guiding us on a 5 or 7 mile walk around  Windsor (the 5 mile towny bit) and, for those who want to go the extra two mile on to Eton, up to the viewing point by the castle. Since it's all along the River Thames, those who don't fancy the extra walk can still tag along for the homeward stretch after time spent pootling around at their leisure - loads to see and do. Lots of local eateries or bring a picnic. Royalty not guaranteed. See group e-mail 20th July for more details.

Sunday July 23rd       Fancy a swim before breakfast?
Today Ken is organising a swimming session - all abilities welcome. It will be followed by breakfast if you want. Meet 8.30am at new Walthamstow Pool adjacent to George Monoux College, 170 Chingford Rd, E17 5AA. Waltham Forest seniors with card get in free. See group e-mail 15th July for more details.

Thursday July 27th    Programme Planning    8pm - 10pm
Autumn is approaching - time to plan for cooler months - from September to December. Please send your suggestions to Lynne beforehand if possible and come on the night to help us plan - or to give us your last-minute ideas. Remember to include later events if they need to be booked well beforehand.

Saturday 29th July to Tuesday 8th August     Scarborough Break
* Eileen and other EFOGers will be scrambling up to Scarborough this week. Would you like to join them - for a few days or the full week? There is still be time to book. Sea-side, moors, cliffs - and sunshine = bliss. Contact Eileen by July 14th  if you would like to join them.  See group e-mail 4th July.

Sunday 30th July     Theydon Bois Walk
If you're not one of the lucky ones in Scarborough - or on holiday elsewhere - why not join Brian and others on a lovely Summer walk? The walk will start at Theydon Bois tube station at 10.30. It will be around 6 miles and there will be no refreshments available on the way so bring your own.

Thursday 3rd August            Pointless    8pm - 10pm
Fans of this popular 'quiz with a difference' programme will be looking forward to having a go themselves tonight. If it's as much fun and 'erudition' as last time it will be pointless not to go. No pressure, Trevor. 

Saturday August 5th           Jazz At Copped Hall
FYI  Gates open at 6pm for a 7pm start for this popular annual event at Copped Hall. Licensed bar available but bring your own supper. Must book tickets beforehand:  £15. For more details contact Maz or see website.

Thursday 10th August         Badminton  etc   8pm - 10pm
Tonight EFOGers get the chance to have some fun outside in the garden (hopefully) at ROVSCO Hall. Val will be organising Badminton and we'll get the chance to play other garden games. Have you got some to bring along? Let's enjoy these  Summer nights while we can - there'll also be plenty of 'craik', tea and biscuits.... as usual.

Sunday 13th August   An interesting walk in Epping Forest   Meet 10am
Regulars know how much fun this interesting walk can be. Why not join Peter and the gang for the start of checkpoint plotting? If you haven't been before, don't worry, you'll do fine. Meet 10am at Chingford Golf Course, Bury Road.
Thursday 17th August           Quiz   8pm - 10pm
One of our most popular evening activities - just for fun. Eileen will be giving our brains a bit of exercise tonight. 

Saturday 19th August      Walk in the Surrey Hills
Ken will be back in the hills again today - this time in Surrey. Why not join him and other EFOGers? More details to follow.

Sunday 20th August              Checkpoint Plotting  
Peter G and Sue C will be doing some more plotting in Epping Forest today. We all know what for. Why not join them? Meet 10am at Chingford Golf Course, Bury Road.

Thursday 24th August           Team Word Search    8pm - 10pm
It's Jackie's turn to get us seeking out words tonight - with a team game with a difference. Why not come and see what it's all about? Chance to chat and meet up with others as well.

Sunday 27th August              Open Day at Copped Hall 11am - 4pm
You will be able to wander round Copped Hall gardens, parts of the mansion (with room stewards present to answer questions), the cellars and the stables today. All for only £8. Tea, coffee, homemade cakes and lunch are available, as well as a bar selling alcoholic drinks. There are stalls and exhibitions to browse as well as home-made and home-grown produce for sale. The Trust shop will also be open. Sounds like a great day out to me. For more informationm see Copped Hall website or contact Maz.        

Thursday 31st August           Wine Tasting    8pm - 10pm
Ken will be organising a wine tasting event tonight to end our August 'jollies'.  More details to follow.

Future activities - which need to be booked in advance:

Saturday 23rd September - Sunday 1st October Bollington Walking Festival. Cancelled but contact Marion or see Group e-mail 18th July if still interested.