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.

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

Contact Inger & Bill now to book your place on the Cambridgeshire Cycling & Walking weekend - see 16th & 17th September. 

Contact Ian soon if you are interested in the camping weekend in Suffolk. See 29th September - 2nd October.

Lots of work done already - time now for you to do your bit. Maz would like the volunteers rota completed
. See group e-mail August 4th for update.

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


Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September  Cycling & Walking Weekend
* See the group e-mail for full details of this members and friends only weekend in Cambridgeshire. As well as enjoying our former members' fantastic welcome into their home, with plenty of opportunities to "chill out" and relax - you will also be able to go on some lovely local walks and cycle rides. Meet 10am at Wandlebury Country Park Car Park. More details, directions and contact information in group e-mails on 30th August & 14th September

Sunday 17th September   Wanstead Festival
FYI  This annual mix of music, shows, stalls and family activities will run between 11am and 5pm on Christchurch Green in the High Street, Wanstead.   

Thursday 21st September   Rodings Rally Clues     8pm - 10pm
Time to put our heads together to think up some 'not so dastardly' clues for competitors in the Rodings Rally. They say many brains make light work - or was it makes the lights work????  You can see why mine never get chosen! Can you do better?

Saturday 23rd September      Checkpoint Plotting  
Peter G and Sue C will be doing some more plotting in Epping Forest today. November is getting closer......   Meet 10am at Chingford Golf Course, Bury Road.

Wednesday   27th September     'The Tempest' at Greenwich

*  This powerful, passionate and magical production features stunning contemporary African choreography from Shyne Phiri, with an original soundtrack which samples traditional Malawian music. With live music and full of humour and movement, the show is fast paced, urban and exciting. By bringing together artists from Africa and Europe, the company uses the best from both continents to both entertain and move audiences. Tickets now booked but get in touch with Pam if you would like to join the EFOGers already going. See group e-mail September 11th for contact details.

Thursday 28th September     Ireland Photos     8pm - 10pm
If you've read the blog about this year's trip to Ireland you know you'll be in for a treat tonight. Come and see some images of a great EFOG holiday -  or, if you were one of the people lucky enough to go, come and rekindle your memories. 

Friday 29th to Monday 2nd October     CAMPING in Suffolk 
*  A great 'outdoorsy' way to end our EFOG Summer. Ian is organising a camping weekend in sunny Suffolk. More details to follow. Meanwhile, please let Ian know if you are interested. No tent? No problem.....


Friday 29th Sept. to Monday 2nd October    Camping in Suffolk
See above.

Thursday 5th October     Games Evening     8pm - 10pm
Another favourite on our evening programme. Dave will be bringing along some of his games (including Colditz) Come and join in the fun - bring some of your own if you want.

Sunday 8th October        Apple Day At Copped Hall
Apple Day at Copped Hall is a national annual celebration of our apple orchards and local distinctiveness. Join in the fun, play some traditional games, help with the juicing and have your own apples identified by their expert. There will be a display and apples for sale. Access to the mansion and gardens will be as for Open Days. There will also be entertainment, refreshments, bar, lunches, produce for sale and the Trust shop will be open. Gates Open 11am - 4pm. Entry £8 per person.

Thursday 12th October     Quiz Night     8pm - 10pm
Val will be our Quiz Mistress tonight. Will her Autumnal efforts bear fruit?
Sunday 15th October        Walk
Eileen is planning to lead us on a walk today. More details to follow.
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 Romford. Maybe a meal afterwards? Book your place with Fred. More details to follow.
Sunday 22nd October        Cycling In Epping Forest
Here's hoping for a lovely Autumnal day .....  and a smashing bike ride in our lovely forest. 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.