Our programme is prepared 3 months in advance so is subject to additions and changes. Watch for updates here or check the 'Coming Soon' web page for more details. 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 event which needs to be booked in advance. Please book asap. Those coming up in in future months are listed at the bottom of this page.
If any member wishes to lead (or suggest) an event on a free date, please contact Peter or Maz first to check that the date is still free. Members can find contact details for those organising events on their paper programme and will also be sent updates via EFOG member e-mails.
The majority of events are open to non-members who may be interested in joining EFOG. If you would like more information please use the contact facility on this website or contact Peter (01992 573638 or 07960 205921) or Ken (020 8524 3960).
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!
Thursday 2nd Programme Planning meeting Lynne
Saturday 4th *10-pin Bowling at Romford. Fred
Thursday 9th Jelly Baby Olympics Trevor (formerly 16th Feb.)
Saturday 11th (Valentine's meal at the Toby (Bald Faced Stag) in Buckhurst Hill. This has had to be cancelled due to the venue being fully booked)
Sunday 12th Epping Forest walk Brian
Thursday 16th Quiz: Marathon Memories Sue C. (formerly 9th Feb.)
Saturday 18th *Visit to the Museum of Brands, in Notting Hill. Sue C.
Thursday 23rd Literary Evening, with Cheese and Wine. Poetry, readings etc. Marian and Ken.
Saturday 25th Walk followed by Fish and Chip supper. Meet 6pm at Copped Hall gates. Re-programmed for March 18th
Sunday 26th Swimming at Walthamstow. Ken.
Thursday 2nd Pictionary Parviz
Friday 3rd - Monday 6th *Long weekend in Torquay ( see group e-mail 6th February and Coming Soon) Jenny
Saturday 4th Clean-up in Epping Forest (Meet at Bury Road car park, Chingford) Brian
Thursday 9th Wildlife Around Copped Hall. An illustrated talk by Peter Warne Peter G
Sunday 12th Copped Hall work morning. 10am at gates. Maz
Thursday 16th Quiz Sue S
Saturday 18th Walk followed by Fish and Chip supper. Meet 6pm at Copped Hall gates. Peter and Duncan
Thursday 23rd Route Planning for 61st Rodings Rally Peter G
Saturday 25th Pond clearance at Leonard Cheshire Disability Home in Chigwell. Peter and Duncan
Thursday 30th Talk - "Life and Death in the Workhouse" by Mark Carroll. Kathy and Brian
Sunday 2nd Walk Peter G.
Thursday 6th Mystery Speaker Sue C.
Saturday 8th Visit to Mrs. Wilmott's garden at Warley Place nature Reserve, near Brentwood, and pub meal. Lynne
Sunday 9th Bike ride in Epping Forest. Brian
Thursday 13th Sensory Evening Pam
Sunday 16th Easter Egg Hunt at Copped Hall Maz
Thursday 20th Programme Planning Lynne
Saturday 22nd Walk. (Details to follow)
Sunday 23rd Lecture by Alan Cox at Copped Hall, 3pm
Thursday 27th Board Games
Saturday 29th Rochester Sweeps Festival Fred
Thursday 4th Balloon Volleyball Parviz
Saturday 29th April - Friday 5th May *Norfolk Broads cruising holiday Trevor (Now fully booked)
Sunday 7th Visit to Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve. Ann's seat and a walk around the reserve near Colchester Duncan
Monday 8th - Friday 12th *Stay at Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel, near Rhyl. (Now fully booked) Ken
Thursday 11th Crystal Maze Trevor
Sunday 14th Walk Eileen
Thursday 18th Charades Eileen
Saturday 20th Narrowboat Festival at Rickmansworth Duncan
Sunday 21st Work Day at Chigwell Riding Trust for Special Needs Maz
Thursday 25th Quiz Brian
Saturday 27th Visit to Knole House and Ightham Mote, near Sevenoaks in Kent Ken
Sunday 28th Open Day at Copped Hall. 11am - 4pm. Maz
Future events suggested or planned
June 9th -11th Dickens Festival in Rochester Fred
Friday 16th June to Saturday 24th June Annual Holiday in Ireland Now fully booked. Eileen
June ? Visit to Stowe Park in Buckingham Ken
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. Marian
Sunday 1st Annual New Year's Day Walk. Meet 10.30 at Loughton Station for a 2-3 hour walk in Epping Forest. Parviz
Thursday 5th Bring and Buy sale: have you unwanted Christmas gifts?... Cliff or Val.
Saturday 7th * Visit to Dr. Johnson's house. Jacky
Sunday 8th * Pantomime - Peter Pan at the Greenwich Theatre. 5pm. Sue C.
Thursday 12th AGM. Review of past year and election of Committee
Saturday 14th Barn Dance, Barkingside. Sara
Thursday 19th Guest Speaker: a talk by photographer Geoff Wilkinson. Sue C.
Friday 20th to Monday 23rd * Walking break in North Wales. Staying at Bodelwyddan Castle, near Rhyl. Ken.
Saturday 21st FYI For those not going to Bodelwyddan, Burns Night at Cody Dock from 6 p.m. til Midnight. Duncan
Thursday 26th Hockey by numbers. Jill V.
Sunday 29th River Lea Walk, Broxbourne to Stansted Abbotts (4 miles and return.) Jenny