Programme 2010

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 for details of times/places, etc.

As the programme is prepared 3 months in advance, it can be subject to additions or changes. Watch for updates.

 

JANUARY

Friday 1st NEW YEAR'S DAY WALK. Start the year with some action! Parviz
Saturday 2nd
Pantomime time!  'MOTHER GOOSE' at Greenwich Theatre, 7pm Maz
Thursday 7th PROGRAMME PLANNING. Give us your ideas. (Cancelled due to weather)
Cliff
Saturday 9th    
Sunday 10th Visit to PLANETARIUM, Greenwich. (Cancelled due to weather)
Susan B.
Thursday 14th Too many Christmas gifts, need to find more space? BRING & BUY with cheese & wine. Peter
Saturday   16th    
Sunday 17th 'Celebratory Walk' Meet at The George pub in Wanstead at 10am for a walk through Wanstead Park, and into Valentines Park.
 
Thursday 21st AGM 8:30pm. It's your group, put something back into it & help run things. Election of new committee. Nominations to Ken. Cliff
Saturday 23rd
Sunday 24th
WALKING WEEKEND at PYMOOR, near Ely. Visiting swans at Wildfowl Trust, Welney. QUIZ Saturday evening. Bill & Inger
Thursday 28th YOGA for beginners. Warm clothes & blanket. Katriye
Saturday 30th 10 PIN BOWLING at City Limits, Romford.. Fred
Sunday 31st    

 

FEBRUARY

Thursday 4th

QUIZ. Thinking caps on!

Duncan
Saturday 6th NIGHT WALK in Copped Hall area, followed by fish and chips in the house. Meet 6:30pm at the gate. Peter
Thursday11th PUNCHLINE PROVIDED. A team game. Steve
Friday 12th to
Monday 15th
Long weekend in BATH, sightseeing and walking. Ken
Thursday 18th Group hall closed tonight! A HISTORY OF PANTO. Talk at the Warren Hall, behind Cambridge Park Methodist Church, Wanstead. Tickets £2.70. Sue C
Saturday 20th
An Essex walk starting from New Farm Drive, Abridge (north east end of village) GR 471968, 10:15am. Approx 7/8 miles and could be a bit muddy. Bring packed lunch and drink.
Ann
Sunday 21st CURRY NIGHT at The Meghna Grill, 219 High Road, South Woodford. Cash only. Book early. Dave
Thursday 25th PANCAKES EVENING, with quiz Cliff
Saturday 27th WALK in the GREENWICH area and meal. Meet 10.30 near Jubilee lines, Stratford Station


MARCH

Thursday 4th EFOGOPOLY. Don't let the name of the game scare you! An EFOG exclusive. Frances
Saturday 6th OLD TYME MUSIC HALL in Brick Lane. Ken
Sunday 7th Working party at COPPED HALL. Maz & Peter
Thursday 11th HOCKEY BY NUMBERS. Parviz
Saturday 13th RNLI QUIZ evening. Parviz
Sunday 14th THAMES WALK, 5 - 6 miles. Andrea
Thursday 18th Our ROMANIAN STORY. Slide show. Maz & Peter
Saturday 20th
Sunday 21st
WALKING WEEKEND in Hampshire, staying at Alton. Eileen
Saturday 20th OR QUIZ at St. Andrewes, with fish & chips supper. Jane
Thurday 25th PROGRAMME PLANNING. We need your ideas. Cliff
Sunday 28th Day CYCLE RIDE. 20 miles. Meet 10am at STEEPLE MORTON. Parking at recreation ground (left at church, when approaching from A505) Bring lunch. Inger


APRIL

Thursday 1st CHAT, CHEESE & WINE before the Easter rush. Maz
Friday 2nd to
Monday 5th
EASTER. WALKING in YORKSHIRE, approximately following the Settle-Carlisle railway route. Steve
Thursday 8th The new SCALEXTRIC championship! Try your driving skill. Never played before? Very few of us have. Dave
Saturday 10th Visit to BARNES WETLAND CENTRE. Steve, Paul
& Fred
Sunday 11th ESSEX WALKER CHALLENGES, 26.5 or 15 miles. Ann
Thursday 15th MAP AWARENESS. Peter
Sunday 18th If you would like to propose an event for this Sunday, please inform committee.  
Thursday 22nd BALLOON VOLLEY BALL. Ann
Friday 23rd to
Sunday 25th
MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND at Ullswater Hotel, Bourenmouth. Susan W
Thursday 29th TEAM SCRABBLE. Peter

MAY

Saturday 1st to Monday 3rd

WALKING weekend in the Alton, Hants area. (rescheduled from April). Eileen
Saturday 1st OR Swaines Green May Fayre, Epping. Maz
Thursday 6th INDOOR GAMES Ann
Saturday 8th to Tuesday 11th CAMPING at Manor Farm, East Runton, Norfolk. Maz & Peter
Thursday 13th FIRST AID tuition. Diana
Saturday 15th CYCLE RIDE, Barrington Cambs. 25 miles. Bring lunch & drink. Inger
Sunday 16th MACBETH at the Globe, London. Sue C.
Thursday 20th TAI CHI. Come and loosen up (or that's the theory). Parviz
Saturday 22nd to Tuesday 25th WALKING in France, staying at Boulogne Youth Hostel. Ken
Thursday 27th EVENING WALK from Rovsco Hall, 7:30pm Paul
Saturday 29th HENRY VIII at the Globe, London. Sue C.
Sunday 30th COPPED HALL Open Day. Maz or Duncan
Monday 31st Local Essex WALK, details to follow. Ann

JUNE

Thursday 3rd BOULE, CHEESE & WINE Annick
Saturday 5th WALKING in Hatfield Forest 10:30am, followed by visit to THAXTED MORRIS DANCING FESTIVAL. Cliff
Sunday 6th BADMINTON, time and place to follow. Val
Thursday 10th BARBECUE from 7:30pm. Bring food & drink.  
Saturday 12th EVENING WALK. Meet Epping Station 6:00pm, stopping at Forest Gate pub. Peter
Sunday 13th

WORKING PARTY at Chigwell Trust 10am.    Evening 6:00-9:00 ROMEO & JULIET at the Temple, Wanstead Park. Bring picnic.

Maz  Jane
Thursday 17th VOLLEY BALL in garden (indoors if wet).  
Saturday19th to Saturday 26th A week's WALKING in IRELAND. Eileen
Thursday 24th CHAT, MUSIC & NIBBLES. Maz
Sunday 27th WALK 9:30am from Hadleigh Castle car park cafe to LEIGH-on SEA FOLK FESTIVAL. Paul

JULY

Thursday 1st PROGRAMME PLANNING. We need your ideas Maz
Saturday 3rd INDEPENDENCE DAY party 2:00 to 5:00pm at the hall. Jim & Ralph
Sunday 4th 50th & FINAL TANNERS MARATHON. 30, 20 or 10 mile challenge walks on footpaths/tracks based at Leatherhead football ground. Your last chance to do this event! Ann
Thursday 8th GAMES EVENING 7:00pm at Christchurch Green, Wanstead. Peter
Saturday 10th Annual CAMPING weekend at Debden House. 9:30am set up tents. 11:00pm WALK to Forest Gate for lunch. Start barbecue 6:00pm. Peter
Sunday 11th After clearing up tents, a WALK in Epping Forest. Peter
Thursday 15th BINGO QUIZ. Pam & Jane
Saturday 17th CANAL CYCLE RIDE. Meet 10:30am at Leabridge Road Nature Reserve. Cliff
Sunday 18th The first CHECKPOINT PLOTTING  for Rodings 2010. Meet Golf course cafe, Chingford Plains, 10:00am. Ann & Peter
Thursday 22nd ICE-CREAM WARS. Sue C. & Dave

Saturday 24th Sunday 25th

CAMPING, CYCLING & WALKING weekend in Suffolk. Ann
Thursday 29th HORSESHOE TOSSING. Cliff
Saturday 31st WALKING part of the North Downs Way. 10 - 11 miles. Ken

AUGUST

Thursday 5th VOLLEY BALL outdoor if enough light 7:30pm start. Otherwise indoors. Ann

Saturday 7th             Sunday 8th

WALKING WEEKEND in ALTON area, Hampshire. Eileen
OR Saturday 7th to Wednesday 11th WALKING on the ISLE of MAN. Andrea
Thursday 12th CRYSTAL MAZE Trevor
Saturday 14th EVENING WALK, Epping Station 6pm, approx 4 miles. Moving on to Hastingwood, stopping at Rainbow & Dove. Peter
Sunday 15th CYCLE RIDE, off road. Ian
Thursday 19th BINGO Ken
Sunday 22nd LONDON PARKS WALK, Westminster to Kensington. Meet at 11.00 am outside Westminster Tube Station, take Exit 4 (Bridge Street), you should come out facing Big Ben. Amina, Madeleine & Louise
Thursday 26th PICTIONARY Parviz
Saturday 28th Meet 11am at KENTWELL HALL, Long Melford, Suffolk for a Tudor Re-enactment. Peter
Sunday 29th Open Day at COPPED  HALL. Maz or Duncan

SEPTEMBER

Thursday 2nd INDOOR GAMES. Bring along your favourite. Ann
Friday 3rd Chigwell Riding Trust. BARN DANCE. Maz
Sunday 5th EPPING FOREST FESTIVAL, Chingford Plain. Set up stall 9:30am. Help required throughout the day. Sue C
Monday 6th ABBOTS BROMLEY HORN DANCE, near Burton-upon-Trent. Cliff
Thursday 9th BLT and BIRTHDAYS. Sue C
Saturday 11th Kill!! Kill!! Kill!! BRAMBLE BASH and maybe we won't have to do the job again next year. Old clothes, gloves & secateurs, loppers etc. Jim
Sunday 12th THAMES FESTIVAL. Meet Stratford Station 3:30pm. Peter
Thursday 16th QUIZ, more brain bashing! Fred
Saturday 18th CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT, Thaxted. Cliff
Sunday 19th WANSTEAD FESTIVAL. Set up stall 9:30am. Help required throughout day to promote EFOG. Peter
Thursday 23rd HOCKEY BY NUMBERS. Parviz
Saturday 25th A sort of walk in the forest with compass & tape. Meet 9am at Chingford Golf Club café, Bury Road, leaving 9:30am sharp. Peter
Sunday 26th BADMINTON Val
Thursday 30th PROGRAMME PLANNING. Lots of ideas needed. Maz

OCTOBER

Saturday 2nd CHECKPOINT PLOTTING. Meet Chingford golf club café, Bury Road, leaving 9:30am sharp. Peter
Sunday 3rd CYCLE RIDE, details to follow. (moved to 31st)
Ann
Thursday 7th HISTORICAL WANSTEAD PARK - a talk by Stuart Monro. Paul
Saturday 9th BADMINTON Val
Sunday 10th COPPED HALL APPLE DAY Maz/Duncan
Thursday 14th CURRY NIGHT. Don't eat before you arrive. Val
Saturday 16th FISHER'S GREEN WALK. Meet 10am at Stubbins Hall Lane. Jenny
Sunday 17th MILITARY STATUE WALK in London. Jim
Thursday 21st SCALEXTRIC RACING. Dave
Friday 22nd to Monday 25th WALKING on the ISLE of WIGHT. Long weekend, staying at Shearings Hotel, Sandown. Ken
Thursday 28th HALLOWEEN. Get spooked! Sue C
Saturday 30th CHECKPOINT PLOTTING. Meet Chingford golf club café, Bury Road, leaving 9:30am sharp.  
Sunday 31st CYCLE RIDE, details to follow. Ann

NOVEMBER

Saturday 6th TEN PIN BOWLING at City Limits, Romford. Fred
Sunday 7th Early morning SWIM followed by breakfast. Meet 9am at Loughton Pool. Ann
Thursday 11th An INTRODUCTION to GENEALOGY by Diana. Ken
Sunday 14th CYCLE RIDE from Waltham Abbey. Parviz
Thursday 18th WHOSE BABY ARE YOU? Bring photos of parents. Sue C
Saturday 20th

Marking in CHECKPOINTS for next week's event.

7:30pm CONCERT by the NEW REDBRIDGE WIND ORCHESTRA.

Peter G

Peter C

Thursday 25th RODINGS RALLY BRIEFING. What no job on the night? See Ann Peter G/Ann
Saturday 27th 54th RODINGS RALLY. High Beach village hall opens 2pm. Meal 5pm. Your help is vital. Please be early. Peter G/Ann
Sunday 28th After Group breakfast, CLEAN UP HALL.  

DECEMBER

Thursday 2nd RODINGS RALLY DEBRIEFING. Voice complaints and ideas. Your input is how we improve future events.

Peter G/Sue C/Ann

Saturday 4th

Sunday 5th

WALKING WEEKEND & SECRET SANTA. Staying at Inger & Bill's (near Ely). Take present costing no more than £5 for male or female. Inger
OR Saturday 4th DICKENSIAN CHRISTMAS, Rochester. Cliff
Thursday 9th CHRISTMAS QUIZ. Pam
Saturday 11th CHRISTMAS MEAL at Queen Elizabeth, Chingford. Need to book. Val
Sunday 12th Chigwell Riding Trust for Special Needs. CAROL CONCERT & NATIVITY, 3:30pm Maz
Thursday 16th Paper hat  time! CHRISTMAS PARTY.  
Saturday 18th/Sunday 19th Free  
Thursday 23rd CHEESE WINE & KARAOKE. Bring cheese wine & voice.  
Saturday 25th HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE.  
Thursday 30th Hall closed.  

 

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