Programme 2008

If any member wishes to lead an event on a free date, or if you have an idea for an event, please contact Peter Gamble.

The vast majority of events are open to newcomers - please contact Peter (on 01992 573638 or 07960 205 921) or Ken (on 020 8524 3960) for details of times/places, etc.
As the programme is prepared 3 months in advance, it can be subject to addditions/changes. Watch for updates.

JANUARY

Tuesday 1st HAPPY NEW YEAR'S DAY WALK in Roding Valley Nature Reserve. Meet Loughton Station 10:30am. Parviz
Thursday 3rd SCOTTISH ISLANDS. Talk & slides. Christine
Saturday 5th BADMINTON. Venue and time will be determined by what is available. Val
Sunday 6th SWIMMING at Loughton Pool, followed by breakfast. Cliff
Thursday 10th PROGRAMME PLANNING. If you want an exciting and interesting programme, please bring your ideas. Ann
Saturday 12th WALK in the CHILTERNS, 10/11 miles. Meeting place to be decided. Duncan
Thursday 17th BRING & BUY SALE. Bring along your unwanted possessions. Somebody else might like them! Maz
Friday 18th Meal out. Venue to be announced. Val
Saturday 19th EFOG QUIZ. Bring friends, relations etc.
Thursday 24th To be announced.
Saturday 26th PANTOMIME at Kenneth More Theatre. Book early. Annick
Sunday 27th Local CYCLE RIDE. Ann
Thursday 31st GROUP AGM, starting at 8:45 pm. Your chance to have your say and vote for new committee. Ken

FEBRUARY

Saturday 2nd WALKING in HERTS, approx 5 miles. Andrea
Thursday 7th MUSIC EVENING.Bring a piece of music that means a lot to you. Jenny
Saturday 9th VALENTINE'S MEAL at Queen Victoria, Theydon Bois Jill
Tuesday 12th to Saturday 16th TRIP to ROME. See the famous sights. Andrea
Thursday 14th Chat & nibbles evening. Maz
Saturday 16th Local WALK, Essex area. Eileen
Sunday 17th SWIMMING followed by breakfast. Meet Loughton Pool, 9am. Cliff
Thursday 21st FOLK DANCING - our style. Peter & Christine
Saturday 23rd BADMINTON (venue to be decided). Val
Saturday 23rd (Evening) 10 PIN BOWLING at City Limits. Fred
Sunday 24th Walk around Wanstead Park's 'Old Estate'. Paul
Thursday 28th Have fun with BALLOON VOLLEYBALL. It's as good as the real thing! Ann

MARCH

Saturday 1st Sunday 2nd WALKING weekend in the PEAK DISTRICT, staying at Barn Farm Bunkhouse. Duncan
Thursday 6th KNOCK OUT SCRABBLE. It's not as violent as it sounds! Ken
Saturday 8th GRAND EFOG QUIZ. Bring friends & relatives. Tickets £6 inc. light supper. 7 for 7:30pm. Jenny
Sunday 9th Visit to the HINDU TEMPLE a Neasden. 11:00am. Just off North Circular. first left after Ikea. Maz
Thursday 13th It's nearly Easter! Blow an egg and decorate it. Jenny
Sunday 16th CYCLE RIDE, Saffron Walden area. Inger & Bill
Thursday 20th Short QUIZ Eileen
Friday 21st to Monday 24th EASTER. WALKING in DEVON, based in Torquay. Susan W
Thursday 27th CAKE COMPETITION. When did you last make one? (Supermarket entries not allowed). Jenny
Sunday 29th Visit to WADDESDON MANOR, Bucks. Ken

APRIL

Thursday 3rd PROGRAMME PLANNING. Bring along all your plans for new activities. Ann
Sunday 6th WALKING in HERTFORDSHIRE. Meet 10:30am at The Green, Church Hill, Hertford Heath. Leader Eileen. Eileen
Thursday 10th Bring along INDOOR GAMES & be a kid again! Cliff
Saturday 12th EVENING WALK, 4-5 miles. Meet 6pm at Copped Hall gates. Followed by fish 'n' chips. Peter
Sunday 13th WORKING PARTY at Copped Hall. Meet 10am at gates. Maz
Thursay 17th RACING UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE. Frances
Saturday 19th Sunday 20th CAMPING, CYCLING & WALKING in Suffolk. Jill
Thursday 24th Loosen up those joints with TAI CHI. Parviz
Saturday 26th CHEZ GIANNI, meal at Southgate, 8pm. Andrea
Sunday 27th Burn of those calories with WALK in BROXBOURNE area, approx 8 miles. Peter

MAY

Thursday 1st DEAL OR NO DEAL Andrea
Saturday 3rd to Monday 5th WALKING WEEKEND in WALES staying in Tenby area. Andrea
or Sat 3rd Group promotion at SWAINES GREEN MAY FAYRE at Epping. Maz
Thursday 8th PICTIONARY Parviz
Sun 11th CYCLE RIDE in SAFFRON WALDEN area. Distance approx 33 miles. Leaders Bill & Inger. Inger & Bill
Thursday 15th TALK by JOHN MERRILL, the long distance walker. 8pm sharp. Hall open 7:30pm. Jenny
Saturday 17th GRAND UNION CANAL FESTIVAL plus WALK. Gill L
Sunday 18th
Thursday 22nd MOROCCO & ISTANBUL. Slides & talk. Andrea
Saturday 24th to Monday 26th WALKING weekend, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON area. Andrea
or Sunday 25th OPEN DAY at Copped Hall. Maz
Thursday 29th EFOGOPOLY. Are you ruthless enough to play? Parviz
Saturday 31st EVENING WALK. Meet Epping Station 5:30pm, stopping at the Forest Gate on the way back. Peter

JUNE

Sunday 1st SWIMMING 9am at Loughton Pool, followed by breakfast. Cliff
Thursday 5th CANOEING with Alan at Highams Park lake. Hall closed. Jane
Saturday 7th CYCLING FOR SOFTIES. Meet 10:30 am at Fishers Green. Ian
Sunday 8th WORKING PARTY at Chigwell Riding Trust, 10:30am. Maz
Thursday 12th SPOT THE DIFFERENCE. Steve
Saturday 14th BOWLING at City Limits, Romford. Meal after. Fred
Sunday 15th CYCLING in Newmarket area. Inger & Bill
Thursday 19th VOLLEYBALL in grounds. Indoors if wet. Ann
Saturday 21st Sunday 22nd WALKING weekend, staying at ARUNDEL YH. Andrea
Thursday 26th BOULE, WINE & CHEESE. Annick
Saturday 28th WALKING next leg of the Hertfordshire Way, Royston to Wallington, 11 miles. Ann

JULY

Thursday 3rd BARBECUE West Indian style. Bring meat. Salad & vegetable dishes provided. Cliff & Val
Saturday 5th PYMOOR COUNTRY SHOW. Bill & Inger
Sunday 6th TANNERS MARATHON. Walk 30, 20 or 10 miles, Leatherhead area. Ann
Thurdsay 10th PROGRAMME PLANNING. Bring your ideas for new activities. Ann
Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th CAMPING at DEBDEN HOUSE site. Set up camp 10am, walk 11:30am, Barbecue lit 6am. Walk on Sunday. Peter & Maz
Thursday 17th GAMES at Christchurch Green, High Street, Wanstead. Peter
Sunday 20th WALK, approx 8 miles, meet Finchingfield, Essex, Pub lunch at Great Samford. Peter
Thursday 24th Team QUIZ. Ken
Saturday 26th to Friday 1st Aug. Visit to SYLT, GERMANY. Andrea
Sunday 27th WALK & STEAM RAILWAY with cream tea between Chinnor & Princes Risborough. Ken
Thursday 31st FRANKFURTER tasting & judging. Bring nibbles & drink. Ann

AUGUST

Saturday 2 Sunday 3 Free weekend
Thursday 7 'Jack the Ripper' talk/slideshow Jenny
Saturday 9 Sunday 10 Camping/walking in Norfolk staying at or near Mulbarton. Sue & Fergus
Thursday 14 Evening walk from Rovsco Hall, starting 7:30pm. Paul
Saturday 16 Sunday 17 The event for this weekend has had to be cancelled, so if you wish to add anything let us know.
Thursday 21 Cheese & wine evening. Ann
Sunday 24 Mildenhall Cycle Rally OR Copped Hall Open Day Ann OR Maz & Peter
Thursday 28 Stained glass painting Jenny
Saturday 30 Cycling. Details later, Ian

SEPTEMBER

Thursday 4 Quiz Fred
Saturday 6 Local walk from Theydon Bois. Prue
Sunday 7 Forest Festival, Chingford Plains. Please come and help at our stall. Ann
Thursday 11 Tai Chi (or our attempt at it!) Parviz
Sunday 14 Wanstead Fair. Another promotional event for us. Ann
Thursday 18 Introduction to EFOG evening. Newcomers welcome. Jenny
Saturday 20 Checkpoint Plotting, Epping Forest
Peter
Sunday 21 London Feeecycle Event Cliff
Thursday 25 "Jack the Ripper" Slide Show Jenny
Saturday 27 Sunday 28 Walking weekend in Hampshire, staying at Alton. Eileen

OCTOBER

Thursday 2 Talk by Diane from the Postellers YHA Group Jenny
Saturday 4 Checkpoint plotting in the forest. Ann
Sunday 5 Apple Day at Copped Hall. Maz & Peter
Thursday 9 Programme planning. Lots of ideas required. Ann
Saturday 11 Trad Jazz at Copped Hall Maz & Peter
Sunday 12 Cycle ride, approx 30 miles, meeting Harlow Garden Centre, 10am. Ann
Thursday 16 Rodings Rally clues evening, devious brains required. Ann
Saturday 18 Checkpoint plotting in forest. EVE. Meal out, venue to be decided. Ann EVE. Cliff
Thursday 23 Cheese & wine informal evening, Maz
Friday 24 to Monday 27 Walking in Loch Lomond area, staying at Tarbet. Susan W
Thursday 30 Halloween Quiz Jenny

NOVEMBER

Saturday 1st WALK from Finsbury Park to Alexander Palace via green corridors. Paul
Thursday 6th SPARKLERS & NIBBLES. No bangers this time please. Peter G
Saturday 8th Checkpoint verification & marking ways in for next weekend. Ann
Sunday 9th Further checkpoint work if needed. Ann
Thursday 13th RODINGS RALLY BRIEFING. Please turn up to sort who's doing what on the night. Ann
Saturday 15th Sunday 16th 52nd RODINGS RALLY. High Beach village hall open 2pm. Arrive by 4:30pm for 5pm meal. Sun am breakfast then please help clear up. Ann
Thursday 20th RODINGS RALLY debriefing & equipment sort out. Voice ideas & complaints so we can improve in the future. Ann
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd WALKING WEEKEND in the PEAK DISTRICT staying at CASTLETON YOUTH HOSTEL. Peter G
Thursday 27th OPTICAL ILLUSIONS. Can you believe what you see? Frances
Saturday 29th HAINAULT CYCLE TRACK. Bring a bike or hire one. Flat or hilly road circuits or MTB course. Get some miles in those legs! Ann
Saturday 29th eve. Band concert at Barkingside. 7:30pm. Peter B

DECEMBER

Thursday 4th HOCKEY BY NUMBERS. Parviz
Saturday 6th JENNY'S CHRISTMAS QUIZ AND SUPPER. Bring friends & family. Tickets £6 from Maz or Ann. Jenny
Thursday 11th LOCAL WILDLIFE PRESENTATION. Paul
Sunday 14th CAROLS & NATIVITY 4pm at Chigwell Riding Trust. Maz
Thursday 18th CHRISTMAS PARTY. Bring food & drink. Maz
Saturday 20th CHRISTMAS MEAL at Queen Victoria, Theydon Bois. £19.95. 26 places only. £10 deposit. Choose menu in advance. Peter/ Fred
Thursday 25th HAPPY CHRISTMAS. Hall closed. Watch this space for possible event away over Christmas period.

 

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