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

See below for information about breaks and holidays being organised by EFOG members

Thinking about Torquay in March? Some EFOGers have already booked - but there are  STILL A FEW PLACES AVAILABLE IF YOU'RE QUICK!


Saturday February 25th   Early Evening Walk & Fish 'N Chip Supper Postponed to March 18th.

Sunday February 26th              Swimming at Walthamstow
Have you been to the new 'Feel Good Centre' in Walthamstow (formerly the Track and Pool)? Now's your chance if you haven't - or even if you have. Ken is organising an EFOG swimming session there today. Entry is free for Waltham Forest pensioners who have a Leisure Card (£7. per annum). Meet at 9am. Buses 97, 215 and 34 (from Walthamstow Central) stop at the centre. Breakfast at cafe afterwards if desired.


Thursday March 2nd                  Pictionary    8pm - 10pm   
Parviz's popular Pictionary night - always good for a laugh. Come along and exercise your imagination and 'silent' communication skills. Will your team win tonight?

Friday 3rd to Monday 6th March       Long Weekend in Torquay
* Contact Jenny if you would like to join her and other EFOG friends on a Shearings Hotel Holiday in Torquay. Twin room £120. Travel from Chingford included in the cost. A FEW PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. See group e-mail on February 6th for Jenny's contact details.

Saturday March 4th                 Clean-up in Epping Forest
It's time for our lovely local forest to have a bit of clean - in time for Spring. This weekend teams of volunteers will be doing clear-up work in the forest. Brian is leading an EFOG team to join in - getting rid of rubbish in the Bury Woods area. Why not join them? Bring gloves and tough' clothing. Meet at Bury Road Car Park, Chingford Plain at 10am.

Thursday March 9th                Wildlife Photography Talk     8pm -10pm
Another night not to be missed. Peter Warne, who leads popular wildlife walks around Copped Hall, will be giving us an illustrated talk on his wildife findings during 2015 and 2016. If you haven't been on Peter's walks at the hall (or even if you have) come and see what wildlife you might have missed.

Sunday March 12th                Copped Hall Work Morning
Time for EFOGers to 'do their bit' to help keep this wonderful building and its grounds spic and span. Always plenty of work in our annual volunteering stint. Come and join us - it is always also great fun. Meet 10am at the gates. Contact Maz for more information, if needed.

Thursday March 16th           Quiz Evening 8pm - 10pm
The other Sue  (Sue S) is the Quiz organiser tonight. Wonder what she has planned? Time to exercise our brains. You know you like it ..........  and it's good for you - honest.

Saturday March 18th        Early Evening Walk & Fish 'N Chip Supper
Another regular EFOG event not to be missed if you can help it. Meet at Copped Hall Gates at 6.00pm to go to the hall. The walk will start from there shortly after. * Details of supper (menu & prices) will be circulated nearer the time, when food orders will be taken. If you are late DO NOT KNOCK AT GATE HOUSES, phone Peter's mobile for entry.

Thursday March 23rd  Route Planning for The Rodings Rally  8pm - 10pm
Peter G  will help us explore the intricacies of planning the biggest event in EFOG's calendar - the 61st Rodings Rally. How is it done and why? Come and help us plan some good routes.

Saturday March 25th    Pond Clearance at Leonard Cheshire Home 
Join Peter and Duncan to help clear grass, weeds and maybe a few old tree stumps (smallish ones) to give residents a better view of the lake. The charity has an excellent reputation in the UK, and in many other countries, for helping people with impairments, learning difficulties and long-term health needs to achieve a more fulfilling lifestyle. Let's show them what EFOG volunteers can do while we keep fit and have fun at the same time. Meeting time and other details to follow.

Thursday March 30th      Life & Death in the Workhouse   8pm - 10pm
Tonight there will be a talk by Mark Carroll, the secretary of a local Family History Society. It should be of interest to all of us who are interested in social history. Well recommended by Kathy and Brian.

Future activities - which need to be booked in advance:

Sunday 30th April        Weekend or week on The Norfolk Broad   Trevor's annual cruise on the Norfolk Broads, mooring overnight at riverside villages/ pubs, enjoying life on water for a while,  is now fully booked. Eight lucky EFOGers will be joining him and his gang.

Monday 8th May - Friday 12th May   Bodelwyddan Castle  Holiday.  The last break at this hotel set between Snowdonia and the Sea was so good, Ken wants to go again. Now fully booked as the rather good offer has finished.

Friday 16th June to Saturday 24th June   Annual Holiday in Ireland   Eileen's annual trip to Ireland is more popular than ever this year - and is now fully booked. Have a great time folks!

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.