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

 

Get in touch with Fred now if you fancy getting together to go the Rochester Sweeps Festival - see Saturday April 29th

 

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  (Now fully booked)

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.  (Now fully booked)  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

 

Future events suggested or planned

June 9th -11th            Dickens Festival in Rochester   Fred

Friday 16th June to Saturday 24th June   Annual Holiday in Ireland  Now fully booked.  Eileen

June ?                          Visit to Stowe Park in Buckingham   Ken

Saturday 23rd September - Sunday 1st October  Bollington Walking Festival in The Peak District.  Contact Marian NOW for more details about this great opportunity to meet with like-minded people in this beautiful part of England.   Marian


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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