Programme 2012

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, the printed programme can be subject to additions/changes. Watch for updates.

Updates

 

JANUARY

Sunday 1st

NEW YEAR'S DAY WALK. Meet Loughton Station 10:00am

Parviz
Thursday 5th BRING & BUY SALE. Bring along the stuff you don't want & buy some more.  
Saturday 7th Pantomome time to see ALADDIN at the Greenwich Theatre. Must book. Sue C
Sunday 8th BADMINTON at Wanstead Sports Centre. Val
Thursday 12th PROGRAMME PLANNING. More pre-planning please, not just an idea plucked out of the air on the night. If possible e-mail before tonight. Maz
Saturday 14th Visit to BLETCHLEY PARK, near Milton Keynes. Dave
Thursday 19th YHA NOSTALGIA FILM together with HOMEMADE SOUP evening. Val & Jenny
Saturday 21st SEAFARERS' WALK, 3-4 miles with museum visits. Pam
Sunday 22nd 10 PIN BOWLING. Fred
Thursday 26th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. Jim
Saturday 28th Meet 6pm at Copped Hall gates for a NIGHT WALK followed by fish & chip supper in Hall. Peter

FEBRUARY

Thursday 2nd BALLOON VOLLEY BALL. Olympics here we come!!

Ann

Sunday 4th River Roding WALK - to Chigwell & back. Ian G
Thursday 9th

BIKE MAINTENANCE COURSE Part 1.

For non-participants, WALK & PUB.

Jim

Peter

Friday 10th LEBANESE MEAL in Wanstead. Ian G
Sunday 12th Early morning SWIM at Loughtron Pool, 8:30am, followed by breakfast. Ann
Thursday 16th

BIKE MAINTENANCE COURSE Part 2.

For non-paticipants, WALK & PUB.

Jim

Peter

Saturday 18th OFF ROAD CYCLE RIDE. Ian
Thursday 23rd For a challenging  evening, bring along BOARD GAMES. Dave
Sunday 26th COPPED HALL WORK PARTY, followed by lunch in Upshire and a short WALK. Peter

MARCH

Thursday 1st Try your skill at SCALEXTRIC RACING. Dave
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th TRADITIONAL YHA WEEKEND at CHOLDERTON YH, near Stonehenge. Ken
Thursday 8th BEACH PARTY. Just the thing for a winter's evening! Sue C
Saturday 10th Mersea Island WALK. Approx 11 miles. Ken
Sunday 11th Visit to BEVIS MARKS SYNAGOGUE, followed by a London walk. Louise & Madeleine
Monday 12th BELL RINGING at St John's Church, Epping. Hope Epping is ready for this! Maz
Thursday 15th ST PATRICK'S DAY SING ALONG? Dave & Ian
Saturday 17th Leigh-on-Sea WALK. Meet 10am at station. Dolores
Sunday 18th CYCLE RIDE. Ian G
Thursday 22nd CHARADES. Eileen
Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th WALKING WEEKEND in the Gower Peninsula area, Wales. Ken
Thursday 29th

PROGRAMME PLANNING. Give us your ideas. We need pre-planning, please, not just an idea plucked out of the air on the night

Maz
Saturday 31st GATE TO GATE WALK. From the Forest Gate, Epping, to Forest Gate (the Golden Fleece). 9am start at Epping Station. Jim

APRIL

Thursday 5th CHEESE & WINE & EASTER EGG HUNT. Sue C
Friday 6th to Monday 9th EASTER in the PEAK DISTRICT, staying at Losehill Hall YH. Duncan & Ian G
Thursday 12th WILD FLOWER PRESENTATION Paul

Saturday 14th

Sunday 15th

CAR TREASURE HUNT at Pymoor, near Ely, staying with Bill & Inger, and a walk in the area.    See update.

Bill & Inger
Thursday 19th 'What the Dickens!' QUIZ. Pam
Saturday 21st BADMINTON at Wanstead Leisure Centre. Val
Sunday 22nd LONDON MARATHON. Come along and support Sue S.  
Thursday 26th TAI CHI. Get the stretch! Of course you've recovered from last time! Parviz
Sunday 29th WEALD WALKERS WANDER competition, organised by COPSE. Ken

MAY

Thursday 3rd May Day CHEESE AND WINE  
Saturday 5th A WALK to Swaines Green May Fayre. Epping Station. 10am Peter
Thursday 10th BOARD GAMES and Fun Val.

Friday 11th

Saturday 12th

Sunday 13th

CAMPING at High Beech Scout Camp, Church Road. In huts or bring your tent. Ian G.
or Sunday 13th BEATING THE BOUNDS. Lea Marshes Clive
Thursday 17th ALCOHOL TASTING (It was to be wine tasting!) Peter

Saturday 19th

CYCLE RIDE in Cambridgeshire. Details later. Inger and Bill

Sunday 20th

Chigwell Riding Trust WORK PARTY. 10am Maz
Thursday 24th Epping Forest Centenery Trust TALK. Please be on time. Sue C.
Sunday 27th

CYCLE RIDE

Ian G.
or Sunday 27th OPEN DAY at COPPED HALL. 11am - 4pm Maz
Thursday 31st GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ Fred

JUNE

Friday 21st to Tuesday 5th

Bank Holiday & Jubilee  
Sunday 3rd VISIT TO LONDON FOR THE JUBILEE FLOTILLA. Maz
Thursday 7th A DIAMOND TIARA evening. Sue C
Saturday 9th Evening WALK from Epping Station, 6pm, incorporating the Forest Gate pub, Bell Common. Peter
Thursday 14th GAMES evening, 7pm at Christ Church Green Peter
Saturday 16th to Saturday 23rd Walking/touring around DONEGAL, Ireland. Eileen
Thursday 21st TAI CHI Parviz
Saturday 23rd

LEIGH-ON-SEA FOLK FESTIVAL

or TARZY WOOD FUN DAY

Cliff

Ian G

Sunday 24th

HERTS HOBBLE

or CYCLE RIDE

Sue C

Ian G

Thursday 28th BARBECUE, 7:30pm. Bring food & drink. Peter
Saturday 30th 15 mile WALK. from Hassocks to Brighton. Lynne

JULY

Thursday 5th                     PROGRAMME PLANNING. Give us your ideas. We need pre-planning, please, not just an idea plucked out of the air on the night Maz.
Saturday 7th

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARTY. 2-5pm

or MUSIC IN WANSTEAD PARK (Evening performance)

Jim

Paul

Sunday 8th CHIGWELL RIDING TRUST open day Maz.
Thursday 12th VOLLEY BALL. Come and enjoy dashing about Ann
Saturday 14th LONDON WALK followed by PORGY AND BESS (Booking for show required) Pam
Sunday 15th CRESSING TEMPLE. A medieval moated farmhouse in ESSEX Cliff
Thursday 19th EFOG OLYMPICS Pam, Sue C., Louise
Saturday 21st TEA-STOP WALK from Maldon through Heybridge Basin in Essex Sue W.
Sunday 22nd CYCLE RIDE Ian
Thursday 26th EVENING WALK. 7.30 at front gate of ROVSCO Hall Peter
Saturday 28th BADMINTON Val
Sunday 29th WALK. 6 miles around Thorndon and Childerditch in Essex Pam and Paul

AUGUST

Thursday 2nd BOULE. A French version of putting the shot  Peter
Sunday 5th

EPPING FOREST WALK. Meet at 9.30am at the cafe at Chingford Plain golf club

Ian G.
Thursday 9th DICE QUIZ. A team quiz with a difference. Peter
Saturday 11th BADMINTON at Wanstead Sports Centre. Val.

Sunday 12th

WANSTEAD FESTIVAL. Put up stand 9:30am. Help needed throughout day.

or ORIENTEERING TRAINING

Peter

Jim

Thursday 16th NEWSPAPER HOCKEY Peter
Friday 17th to Monday 20th EDINBURGH FESTIVAL Ken
Saturday 18th WALK IN EPPING FOREST with a compass. Meet 9.30am cafe Chingford Plain golf club. Leave 10am sharp.  
Sunday 19th BIKE RIDE Ian G.
Thursday 23rd CHEESE AND WINE evening. Ken
Friday 24th to Monday 27th SWANAGE YH. Walking weekend. Needs to be booked. Ian G.
or Sunday 26th OPEN DAY COPPED HALL. 11am to 4pm. Maz
or Monday 27th MILDENHALL CYCLE RALLY Ann
Thursday 30th CHARADES Eillen

SEPTEMBER

Friday 31st to August 2nd CAMPING AT HIGH BEACH Ian G.
Thursday 6th SCALEXTRIC RACING Dave T.
Saturday 8th WALK. Meet Roding Valley Station. 10am - 1pm Jill, Sue S.
Thursday 13th NURSE JIM with a test to see if you are still alive Jim
Saturday 15th Visit POSTAL MUSEUM, Debden. Post Office Vehicles Club Rally; 11:00 to 3:00 Sue C
Sunday 16th

Official EPPING FOREST CENTENARY WALK.

or BIKE RIDE

 

Ian G

Thursday 20th BOARD GAMES & ALE. Dave

Saturday 22nd to

Sunday 23rd

Stay at Inger and Bill's house or camp in the garden at Pymoor, Cambs. Local car TREASURE HUNT on Saturday

WALK after breakfast on Sunday

 
Thursday 27th PROGRAMME PLANNING. Bring along pre-planned contributions for the next programme  
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th CANAL BOAT on the River Stort. Must be booked. Gill L.

OCTOBER

Thursday 4th 60's NIGHT Dave
Saturday 6th GREENWICH WALK Madeleine and Amina
Sunday 7th WALKING IN EPPING FOREST... with a tape and compass Ann and Peter
Thursday 11th 'CRAZY CUTS' game. Jill V
Saturday 13th WALK NORTH DOWNS WAY. From Merstham in Kent. Ken
Sunday 14th APPLE DAY at Copped Hall, 11:00 to 4:00. Maz
Thursday 18th QUIZ. "Let them eat cake" Sue C.
Saturday 20th 10 PIN BOWLING. Fred
Sunday 21st LONDON TO HAMPSTEAD WALK Pam
Thursday 25th INDIAN NOSH & BEER EVENING by our five 'Spice Girls'  

Saturday 27th

Sunday 28th

YOUTH HOSTEL WEEKEND

 

Ian G.

 NOVEMBER

Thursday 1st  RODINGS RALLY CLUES. Thinking caps required.  Ann, Sue C, Peter
Sunday 4th  CYCLE RIDE.  Parviz
Thursday 8th  SPOOKS & SPARKLES. Wear bling. Soup & bread by Cliff, Jim & Bernie.  Ian G
Saturday 10th  RODINGS RALLY CHECKPOINTS. Confirmation & marking ways in.  Ann, Sue C, Peter

Sunday 11th

As Saturday, if required. Ann, Sue C., Peter
Thursday 15th RODINGS RALLY BRIEFING. What, NO job on the night? See Maz.  

Saturday 17th

Sunday 18th

56th RODINGS RALLY. High Beach Village Hall opens 2pm. Meal 5pm. Please be on time.

After Group breakfast, CLEAN UP HALL! Remove all equipment & rubbish.

 

Ann., Peter, Sue C

Thursday 22nd

 7:30pm THANKSGIVING DINNER £5:00 & RODINGS RALLY DEBRIEFING. Your input is how we improve future Rallies.

 
Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th   WALKING WEEKEND, staying at SHERINGHAM HOSTEL. Book early, please.  Ian G
Thursday 29th  SITTING DOWN VOLLEY BALL.  Sue C

DECEMBER

Saturday 1st  CHRISTMAS QUIZ at St Andrew's Church Pam & Ken 
Sunday 2nd  BADMINTON Val
Thursday 6th  GAMES EVENING. Bring along your favourites.  
Sunday 9th  RIVER RODING WALK to Chigwell. Pub lunch. Followed by Chigwell Riding Trust's CAROL CONCERT 3:30PM.

Ian G/Maz

Thursday 13th  CHRISTMAS MUSIC QUIZ Eileen
Saturday 15th Group CHRISTMAS MEAL at St Andrew's Church. 6:30 for 7:00pm.  
Thursday 20th CHRISTMAS PARTY. Bring food & drink & jollity.  

Tuesday 25th

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.

 
Thursday 27th NO MEETING  
     

Saturday 29th/ Sunday 30th