PROGRAMME 2017

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

RODINGS RALLY 2017 - NOVEMBER 18TH - 19TH
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.

 

July

Saturday 1st        New Redbridge Wind Orchestra at Copped Hall 2pm - 4pm     Peter B

Sunday 2nd         FYI   Open Day at Chigwell Riding Trust    Maz

Thursday  6th       Boule

Saturday 8th        Walk. Hever to Leigh, Kent - 8.8 miles   Lynne

Sunday 9th          Burghley House, Stamford    Brian

Thursday 13th
      Evening walk from the Hall  7.30pm    Peter G    (originally July 20th)

Saturday 15th       Walk. Parndon Mill, Harlow  Jacky

Sunday 16th         Bike Ride, Epping Forest     Brian

Thursday 20th      Pictionary   Parviz     (originally July 13th)

Saturday 22nd       Walk. Windsor Great Park  5 - 7 miles  Sue C

Sunday 23rd         Swim & Breakfast   Ken

Thursday 27th       Programme Planning. We need pre-planning suggestions please. It worked well with this programme   Lynne

Saturday 29th to Tuesday 8th August    *  Scarborough  Eileen

Sunday 30th         Walk     Brian

 

August

Thursday  3rd       Pointless    Trevor

Saturday 5th  * FYI  Jazz  at Copped Hall.  7pm  Must book beforehandMaz

Thursday 10th     Badminton outside & garden games at ROVSCO hall   Val

Sunday 13th        Have an interesting walk in Epping Forest - checkpoint plotting. Meet 10am Chingford Golf Course. Peter G

Thursday 17th     Quiz    Eileen

Saturday  19th    Walk.  Surrey Hills  Ken

Sunday 20th       Checkpoint Plotting. Meet 10am Chingford Golf Course   Peter G & Sue C

Thursday 24th     Team Word Search   Jacky

Sunday 27th        FYI  Open Day at Copped Hall.     Maz

Thursday 31st     Wine Tasting    Ken

 

Future events suggested or planned

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

18th - 19th November, Rodings Rally. Please keep this date free.   Peter


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PREVIOUS MONTHS

January

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

 

February

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.

 

March

Thursday 2nd        Pictionary   Parviz

Friday 3rd - Monday 6th   *Long weekend in Torquay   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

 

April

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         FYI Easter Egg Hunt at Copped Hall   Maz

Thursday 20th
      Programme Planning  Lynne

Saturday 22nd      Walk along the River Wandle  Paul

Sunday 23rd         FYI Lecture by Alan Cox at Copped Hall, 3pm  Maz

Thursday 27th       Board Games   Members bring own

Saturday 29th       FYI   Rochester Sweeps Festival   Fred

 

May

Thursday 4th        Balloon Volleyball    Parviz

Saturday 29th April - Saturday 6th May  *Norfolk Broads cruising holiday  Trevor

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.   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

 

June

Thursday 1st        Bicycle Maintenance   Bring your bike.    Brian

Saturday 3rd        Stowe Park, Buckinghamshire. National Trust  Ken

Sunday 4th          Marian's Open Garden    Marian 

Thursday  8th       Cheese & Wine.  Election Special!

Saturday 10th      Dickensian Festival. Rochester  Fred

Thursday 15th
     T'ai Chi  Parviz

Saturday 17th - Sunday 25th   * Annual Holiday in Co. Clare, Ireland  Now fully booked.  Eileen

Sunday 18th        FYI   Midsummer Night's Dream at Copped Hall.  3pm    Maz

Thursday 22nd      Dice Quiz - a team Game   Peter

Saturday 24th       Walk in Thorndon Park, Essex   Trevor

Saturday 24th        FYI   Le Tour De Waltham Forest Cycling event: residents can discover the borough on two wheels. See group e-mail 25th April &  www.enjoywalthamforest.co.uk/tdwf     Maz

Thursday 29th       Barbecue.  7.30 at Hall.  Sue C