Friday 1st          Annual New Year's Day Walk. Meet Loughton Station 11am   Parviz

Saturday 2nd    * The Grand Finale New Year Concert at Westminster Central Hall  Jacky

Thursday 7th     Bring & Buy Sale   Cliff

Saturday 9th     * BARN DANCE at Holy Trinity Church, Barkingside.    Sara and Tony

Sunday 10th     *  Visit to Apsley House. The Duke of Wellington's Georgian House     Jacky

Thursday 14th    Post-Christmas Exercise Class  Sue C

Saturday 16th    * Annual Pantomime:  Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs at the Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford at 4.30pm.   Pam

Sunday 17th     Walk of about six-and-a-half miles around Paglesham.   Peter

Thursday 21st    Programme Planning (March - May).  Maz

Saturday 23rd    * Ten Pin Bowling  Fred

Wednesday 27th   *  Burns Night at St Andrews Church, Leytonstone from 7pm to 10pm. Fun, food & music.  Ian G

Thursday 28th    AGM

Saturday 30th   Green London Way Walk Part 8: Forest Hill to Crystal Palace.  Pam


Thursday 4th  Celebrate Chinese New Year. Bring a Chinese dish to share - and your monkey.   Cliff

Saturday 6th   Walk starting from Copped Hall gates at 6pm. Followed by * fish & chip supper.  Peter G & Duncan

Thursday 11th    Love Cats - will you win the 'Who's Cat' competition? See 'Coming Soon'.  [In Aid of "Scratching Post".]  Sue C

Saturday 13th    * Valentine's meal at the Toby (Bald Faced Stag) in Buckhurst Hill    Maz

Sunday 14th     FYI   Snowdrop Sundays in Harlow - Visit to The Gibberd Garden   Marian   

Tuesday 16th     EFOG Committee Meeting     Brian & Committee Members

Thursday 18th    Quiz  Peter

Friday 19th        FYI   See Steven Isserlis in free Cello recital in St. Margaret's Church, Barking. More details in 'Coming Soon'.   Louise

Sunday 21st       Visit to Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve, including Ann's Reeds. Fingringhoe is near Colchester. Car sharers meet 10am at The Eagle. Duncan

February 22nd - 26th  *  Shearings holiday at Melrose in the Scottish Borders. Four nights half-board, including travel to Scotland on a Shearings Coach. As well as walking and sightseeing in this lovely area of Scotland, you will have the opportunity to ride the new railway from Melrose to Edinburgh. Cost £170.00 inclusive of travel.     Ken

Thursday 25th     Indian Food Night   Val   

Friday 26th         *FYI   Bistro Meal In St. Andrews, Leytonstone. Starts 7pm  Maz

Saturday 27th     *FYI   Pirates of Penzance st the Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford . More details in 'Coming Soon'.   Peter & Maz

Sunday 28th   Green London Way Walk Part 9: Crystal Palace to Balham High Street.   Pam



Thursday 3rd     Post-February Eating Exercise Class   Sue C

Friday 4th         * Charity Barn Dance [Heart Foundation] Buckhurst Hill  Cancelled.  Jacky

Saturday 5th     Where are we now? First of short walks to practise finding your way in Epping Forest. 1: Chingford, Warren Wood and Grimston's Oak.  (Postponed - see April 17th )Pam  

Saturday 5th     Epping Forest's Big Litter Pick Weekend.  Sue C

Sunday 6th       Copped Hall Working Party. 10am at gate.    Maz

Thursday 10th   Games Night   Dave

Sunday 13th     Visit to Rainham Hall and walk by Thames. Car sharers meet 9am at The Eagle. Duncan and Paul

Thursday 17th   St. Patrick's Day Celebration   Cliff

Saturday 19th   Guided Walk In Epping Forest. 11.30 Visitors Centre, Rangers Road, E4  Ian G

Thursday 24th  Easter Egg Decoration   Sue C

Friday 25th - Sunday 27th / Monday 28th    * YHA Easter Walking Weekend in Ingleton, Yorkshire Ian G

Sunday 27th      FYI  Copped Hall Easter Egg Hunt  Maz

Thursday 31st    Epping Forest Quiz   Brian


Sunday 3rd      Walk: Fishers Green to Broxbourne   Jenny

Thursday 7th    Route Planning for the 60th Rodings Rally   Peter

Sunday 10th     8 mile walk in the Southend area of Essex   Eileen

Thursday 14th   Pictionary   Parviz

Saturday 16th    Bike Ride 10.45 from the Visitors Centre, Rangers Road   Ian G

Saturday 16th   *  Spring Barn Dance at St. Andrews 7.45pmTickets £12 including a fish and chip supper.Ian G

Sunday 17th     First of short walks to practise finding your way in Epping Forest. 1: Chingford, Warren Wood and Grimston's Oak. (formerly March 5th)  Pam 

Monday 18th   *Short walk to, and tour of, The Mansion House (home of the Lord Mayor Of London). Jacky

Thursday 21st    Cheese & Wine:  St. George's Day Celebration 

Sunday 24th      FYI Alan Cox Lecture on progress at Copped Hall  Maz

Thursday 28th    Programme Planning. We need more pre-planning please. If possible e-mail before tonight.   Maz

Friday 24th       * Bistro meal at St. Andrews  Maz

Saturday 30th -  Monday 2nd or Friday 6th May  * Trevor has organised a cruise on the Norfolk Broads with his 18+ Group. EFOG members invited to join them for a weekend or a week. Trevor

Saturday 30th     FYI  Swaines Green Fayre, Epping   Maz



Sunday 1st    Walk of 5/6 miles starting from Epping Forest's High Beach Visitors Centre at 2pm  Brian

Thursday 5th   May Quiz   Pam

Friday 6th        * Ukulele Song and Dance Band in aid of Heart Foundation Research.  St. Mary's Church Hall, Chigwell. Tickets £12.50, inc. 'ploughman's'.  Jacky

Saturday 7th     Next Leg of the North Downs Way    Ken

Saturday 7th   *Chigwell Riding Trust for Special Needs Barn Dance. Tickets £10. 7pm. Maz

Thursday 12th   T'ai Chi   Parviz

Saturday 14th    * EFOG's  60th Birthday Party    Maz & Peter

Sunday 15th      Next leg of the Green London Way. Postponed to June 25th  Pam

Monday 16th - Monday 23rd  * Holiday in the beautiful  Isle of Arran at Lochranza YHA. Lots of nice walks and sight-seeing, not forgetting the lovely Scottish food! Ian G

Thursday 19th    Balloon Volleyball   Parviz

Sunday 22nd     Cycle Ride  Cancelled  Cliff

Thursday 26th    Skittles  Cliff

Saturday 28th   Circular walk around Haslemere (est. 9 miles) Lynne

Sunday 29th     FYI Copped Hall Open Day   Maz



Thursday 2nd        Hockey By Numbers   Jill

Saturday 4th - Saturday 11th       Holiday In South East Ireland   Eileen

Saturday 4th         Evening Walk. Meet at Epping Station 5pm   Peter

Sunday 5th           Open Garden Afternoon in aid of Amnesty International   Marian

Thursday 9th        Boule on Christchurch Green   Annick

Saturday 11th       *Lunchtime Concert with buffet. Chingford Old Church   E4 6ST  12.30.   Kathy

Sunday 12th         London Walk: Lancaster Gate to St. Pauls  Sue S  Cancelled

Monday 13th - Friday 17th       * Rhyl break   Jacky

Thursday 16th      Cream Tea Evening     Bernie & Marian

Saturday 18th      Walk along the Thames: Slade Green to Woolwich Arsenal (about 10 miles - shorter option catered for)  Sue C

Sunday  19th       * FYI  'Much Ado About Nothing' at Copped Hall   Maz 

Tuesday 21st       Committee Meeting   Committee members

Thursday 23rd     Indoor Volleyball  (originally 30th)  Parviz  

Saturday 25th      Next step of the Green London Way. Wandsworth to Wimbledon.  Pam

Sunday 26th        Work day at Chigwell Riding Trust  10am  Maz

Thursday 30th     Ask Nurse Jim  (originally 23rd)   Jim and Sue



Saturday 2nd      Tudor Midsummer. Kentwell Hall  11am - 5pm   Cliff

Sunday 3rd         Where Are We Now? Walk 2. Short walk round fringes of Epping Forest  to practise navigation skills.  Pam

Sunday 3rd         FYI  Chigwell Riding Trust Open Day  Maz  Cancelled

Tuesday July 5th - Saturday 16th   * FYI  Edinburgh Preview Fortnight, Red Imp Comedy Club, Rose & Crown, Walthamstow.  Jill V.

Thursday 7th      Beetle Drive  Cliff

Saturday 9th      Thames  Walk.  Woolwich to Greenwich  Sue C

Saturday 9th      * FYI  Fiddler On The Roof  7.30 Kenneth More Theatre.   Ian G

Sunday 10th      * FYI  New Redbridge Wind Orchestra  at Copped Hall  2pm  Maz

Sunday 10th       Harpenden Highland Games Happening  Ken

Thursday 14th     Evening walk. From the Club to Manor Park  Clive

Saturday 16th    * Organised Shakespeare Walk in London. Paul

Sunday 17th       Checkpoint Plotting   Peter G & Sue C

Thursday 21st     First Aid Talk  Diana Kennedy

Saturday 23rd     Next Leg of the North Downs Way Walk   Ken

Sunday 24th      Crime & Punishment London Walk.  Meet at Blackfriar's Station. 11am.   Eleanor

Thursday 28th    Programme Planning. Ideas for September to November beforehand, please.   Maz

Saturday 30th     Freecycle London. 10 mile cycle ride   Lynne

Saturday 30th    Take part in one of the Ancestors Trail walks   Pam

Sunday 31st      Walk in Valentine's Park   Louise



Thursday 4th       Table Games   Val

Saturday 6th        Next leg of The Green London Way Walk   Pam  CANCELLED

Thursday 11th      Quiz Night   Ken

Saturday 13th      * FYI  Jazz at Copped Hall  7pm  Maz

Saturday 13th - 20th    * Visit to The Edinburgh Fringe  Brian

Sunday 14th        Visit to Lock-keeper Jim on the River Lea  Sue C

Thursday 18th      Japanese Evening  Cliff

Sunday 21st         Walk from Hassocks to Lewes 11 miles.   Lynne

Thursday 25th      Cheese & Wine Evening

Saturday 27th - 29th or (up to)  Sept. 2nd.  Holiday in Scarborough. Eileen

Sunday 28th      FYI  Copped Hall Open Day  Maz



Thursday 1st       Introduction to Ballroom Dancing   Brian and Kathy

Saturday 3rd       Walk & Visit to Geffrye Museum at Shoreditch. Lunch at the City Farm.    Jacky

Saturday 3rd       FYI  Playne Nutz at Welsh Harp pub., Waltham Abbey. 8.00pm.   Ian S

Monday 5th - Wednesday 7th     Norfolk Break  Fully booked   Ken

Thursday 8th      Word Search Team Game  Jacky

Saturday 10th     5.5 mile circular walk from Tring Station. Meet Euston Station ticket office at 9.10am   Jenefer S

Wednesday 14th to Friday 16th      Camping at Newbourne near Woodbridge in Suffolk.   Ian S

Thursday 15th     Sea Shore & Oceans  Jacky

Saturday 17th      Checkpoint Plotting. Leave from golfer's cafe car park, Chingford Plain. 10.00am  Peter & Sue C

Sunday 18th        EFOG stall at Wanstead Festival. Event starts at 11am  Peter & Maz

Thursday 22nd     Cake Evening & Sale in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support   Sue C

Saturday 24th     Next leg of the Thames Path walk. Meet at Pimlico Station at 9.45 for a 10am start.  Sue C

Thursday 29th      Quiz Night   Eileen



Saturday 1st        A further leg of the Thames Path walk. Sue C  (note: this has replaced the walk advertised in the Programme)

Sunday 2nd        FYI  Chigwell Riding Trust. Open Day and Art & Craft Fair. (Maz for details)

Thursday 6th       Japanese Holiday Photos   Ken

Saturday 8th       Walk (with tape and compass) in Epping Forest. Leave from golfer's cafe car park, Chingford Plain. 10.30am (note: not 10am as in Programme)  Peter & Sue C 

Sunday 9th          FYI Apple Day at Copped Hall. 11.00-4.00 (Maz for details)

Thursday 13th      Mystery Evening   Ian S

Saturday 15th       Walking the last leg of the North Downs Way. 8 miles from Chilham to canterbury.   Ken

Sunday 16th        Checkpoint Plotting. Leave from golfer's cafe car park, Chingford Plain. 10.00am  Sue and Peter (note: this date has replaced that (23rd) advertised in the Programme)

Thursday 20th      Programme Planning. Pre-planning would be helpful (i.e. before this evening)   Maz

Saturday 22nd      Continuing the Thames Walk. From Richmond to Hampton Court.  Sue C.

Thursday 27th      Rodings Rally Clues Evening  Sue and Peter

Saturday 29th       FYI  Halloween Mischief at Cody Dock. From 5-9pm at Cody Dock, near Start Lane, Canning Town.  Information from Duncan or Paul

                           FYI  RNLI Quiz - 7.30 at Church Hall, United Reformed Church, High Elms, Woodford Green, IG8 0UP. (This event has been pre-booked)                         

Sunday 30th         Epping Forest Bike Ride   Brian



Thursday 3rd        Amalfi Photos. A coastal area south of Naples   Peter

Saturday 5th        Walking the Beverley Brook, from New Malden to Putney. 7 miles. Meet at Waterloo Station at 09.45.   Paul

Sunday 6th           A visit to the start of the annual Veteran Car Rally in Hyde Park.   Brian  (This has replaced the 'Where are we now' walk advertised in the Programme)

Thursday 10th      Samaritans Gift Shoe-boxes   Jacky

Saturday 12th       Further Checkpoint Checking - if needed.  Sue and Peter

Thursday 17th      Rodings Rally Briefing  Sue and Peter

Saturday 19th       60th RODINGS RALLY. High Beach Village Hall opens 2.00pm. Meal 5.00pm.  Sue and Peter

Sunday 20th         RODINGS RALLY - after group breakfast, clean up hall and take equipment away.

Thursday 24th      Rodings Rally Debriefing  Sue and Peter



Thursday 1st       Christmas Cards.   Sue C.

Thursday 8th       Skittles.   Cliff

Saturday 10th       Christmas Meal at the Bald Faced Stag, the Toby Carvery at Buckhurst Hill   Brian

Thursday 15th       Christmas Party. Bring food, drink and happiness. 

Monday 19th - Wednesday 21st      Longleat Festival of Light, with visit to safari park.   Jacky (see below)

Thursday 22nd      Brian's 69th Birthday.

Sunday 25th       Happy Christmas to all.