Braintree Area

Events

Monthly meetings are held at 2.00pm on the Third Wednesday of each month at :-
Bocking Arts Centre
15 Bocking End, Braintree, Essex CM7 9AE

Next door to Argos, very limited car parking, use Sainsbury or Multi-story.

Our General Meetings include a Speaker and announcements of interest from our Chairman, Dan Collis or other members, after the talk.

Linden Martin, Groups Co-ordinator, will have news about new groups. Outings and Events are displayed on the notice board display.

Note - Events dates for groups are provisional, the Group Contact will be able to confirm that the event is as listed.

Please scroll down to see each section, click the BOLD text to view group activity.


Dates for your Diary
June 2019
Mon Jun 17thGrumpy Old Men7:15pm @ The King William Pub, London Road.
Mon Jun 17thCards & Board Games2.00pm at The Swan in Rayne.
Tue Jun 18thLocal HistoryVisit, Guided Walk Bradford Street, Bocking, 2.00pm
£5.00 per person Refreshments not included
Walk last approx 2 hours, meeting place to be confirmed

THIS VISIT NOW FULL
Tue Jun 18thWalking Group 2Lead by Pauline and Andrew
Tue Jun 18thGardeningThere will be NO JUNE meeting. See you all in July
Wed Jun 19thMeetingGeneral Monthly Meeting 2.00pm Bocking Arts Centre. Speaker - Peter Regelous "A Life on the Road"
Thu Jun 20thWalking Group 1June walk, details to follow
Thu Jun 20thDigital Photography10.00-1200hrs at Elaine's house
Fri Jun 21stImprovers French2.00pm - venue sent by email
Fri Jun 21stUkulele GroupBraintree Museum (Entry via shop)
2.15pm till 4.00pm
Bring your own Ukulele and stand.
Music supplied.
Sun Jun 23rdSunday LuncheonPlease phone Paul on 07917 548066 for details
Mon Jun 24thComputers BeginnersPhone for details of venue 07800 710855
10.00 till 12.00hrs
Bring own Laptop
Mon Jun 24thLine Dance10.30-12.00 @ Church House Hall. Note change to 4th Monday.
Mon Jun 24thGrumpy Old Women2.00pm at The Brambles, Quadrant Store, Rayne Road, Braintree.
Tue Jun 25thArt Appreciation2.30pm - William Nicholson at Moira's
Tue Jun 25thMurder Book Club2.00pm upstairs in Braintree Library
Wed Jun 26thWalkie-Talkies Walk 1030. Walton-on-the-Naze & Beach Hut. Lunch The Queen's Head. Organisers: Mary & Terry
Fri Jun 28thChess2.00-4.00pm - usual venue
Fri Jun 28thCrafty YarnersAt Carole's house
July 2019
Mon Jul 1stCards & Board Games2.00pm at The Swan in Rayne.
Tue Jul 2ndSinging for PleasureSummer Break until Sept
Wed Jul 3rdBird WatchingBlue House Farm North Fambridge
Wed Jul 3rdLipreading Lipreading 10am Shalford Rd, Rayne
Wed Jul 3rdAll Things Italian2.00-4.00pm - venue and subject tbc.
Fri Jul 5thUkulele GroupBraintree Museum (Entry via shop)
2.15pm till 4.00pm
Bring your own Ukulele and stand.
Music supplied.
Tue Jul 9thBook Club 22.00pm @ Braintree Library
Tue Jul 9thComputers BeginnersPhone for details of venue 07800 710855
10.00 till 12.00hrs
Bring own Laptop
Tue Jul 9thSnookerJuly Meeting
Fri Jul 12thChess2.00-4.00 pm
Fri Jul 12thCrafty YarnersAt Carole's house
Mon Jul 15thGrumpy Old Men7:15pm @ The King William Pub, London Road.
Mon Jul 15thCards & Board Games2.00pm at The Swan in Rayne.
Tue Jul 16thLocal HistoryVisit to Bygones, Great Tey
Contact group leader for details.

THIS VISIT NOW FULL
Tue Jul 16thWalking Group 2Lead by Pat and Ray
Tue Jul 16thGardeningGardens at Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, London Rd. Maldon, CM9 6LL
Wed Jul 17thMeetingGeneral Monthly Meeting 2.00pm Bocking Arts Centre. Speaker - Brian Carline 'Tripe and Trotters"
Thu Jul 18thWalking Group 1July walk,details to follow
Thu Jul 18thDigital Photography10.00-1200hrs at Elaine's house
Fri Jul 19thUkulele GroupBraintree Museum (Entry via shop)
2.15pm till 4.00pm
Bring your own Ukulele and stand.
Music supplied.
Tue Jul 23rdComputers BeginnersPhone for details of venue 07800 710855
10.00 till 12.00hrs
Bring own Laptop
Tue Jul 23rdArt AppreciationVisit to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Details to be confirmed by email.
Tue Jul 23rdMurder Book Club2.00pm upstairs in Braintree Library
Wed Jul 24thWalkie-Talkies Walk 1030. Little Dunmow. Lunch t.b.c. Organiser: June
Fri Jul 26thChess2.00-4.00pm - usual venue
Fri Jul 26thCrafty YarnersAt Carole's house
Mon Jul 29thCards & Board Games2.00pm at The Swan in Rayne.
Mon Jul 29thGrumpy Old Women2.00pm at The Brambles, Quadrant Store, Rayne Road, Braintree.
August 2019
Fri Aug 2ndUkulele GroupBraintree Museum (Entry via shop)
2.15pm till 4.00pm
Bring your own Ukulele and stand.
Music supplied.
Tue Aug 6thSinging for PleasureSummer Break until Sept
Wed Aug 7thBird WatchingNo Bird Watching in August
Wed Aug 7thAll Things Italian2.00-4.00pm - venue and subject tbc.
Fri Aug 9thChess2.00-4.00 pm
Fri Aug 9thChess2.00-4.00 pm
Fri Aug 9thCrafty YarnersAt Carole's house
Mon Aug 12thCards & Board Games2.00pm at The Swan in Rayne.
Tue Aug 13thBook Club 22.00pm @ Braintree Library
Tue Aug 13thSnookerAugust Meeting
Thu Aug 15thWalking Group 1August walk,details to follow
Thu Aug 15thDigital Photography10.00-1200hrs at Elaine's house (to be confirmed)
Fri Aug 16thUkulele GroupBraintree Museum (Entry via shop)
2.15pm till 4.00pm
Bring your own Ukulele and stand.
Music supplied.
Mon Aug 19thGrumpy Old Men7:15pm @ The King William Pub, London Road.
Tue Aug 20thLocal HistoryVisit, Guided Walk to New Hall School, The Avenue, Boreham, CM3 3HS
Meet at School car park at 2.00pm.
Walk lasts approx. 90 minutes, those who find walking difficult may bring light chair.
£5.00 per person, refreshments included
Tue Aug 20thWalking Group 2Lead by Ann and Dave.
Tue Aug 20thGardeningTo be discussed
Wed Aug 21stMeetingGeneral Monthly Meeting 2.00pm Bocking Arts Centre. Speaker - Vic Botterill "The Nursery Rhyme Detective"
Fri Aug 23rdChess2.00-4.00pm - usual venue
Fri Aug 23rdCrafty YarnersAt Carole's house
Tue Aug 27thArt AppreciationNo meeting - summer break
Tue Aug 27thMurder Book Club2.00pm upstairs in Braintree Library
Wed Aug 28thWalkie-Talkies Walk 1030. Details to follow.
September 2019
Mon Sep 2ndCards & Board Games2.00pm at The Swan in Rayne.
Tue Sep 3rdSinging for PleasureSt Peter's Church Hall, 2-4pm
Wed Sep 4thBird WatchingWalton on Naze
Fri Sep 6thUkulele GroupBraintree Museum (Entry via shop)
2.15pm till 4.00pm
Bring your own Ukulele and stand.
Music supplied.
Tue Sep 10thBook Club 22.00pm @ Braintree Library
Tue Sep 10thComputers BeginnersPhone for details of venue 07800 710855
10.00 till 12.00hrs
Bring own Laptop
Tue Sep 10thSnookerSeptember Meeting
Fri Sep 13thChess2.00-4.00 pm
Fri Sep 13thCrafty YarnersAt Carole's house
Mon Sep 16thGrumpy Old Men7:15pm @ The King William Pub, London Road.
Mon Sep 16thCards & Board Games2.00pm at The Swan in Rayne.
Tue Sep 17thLocal HistoryVisit, East Anglian Railway Museum, Chapple Station, CO6 2DS
Guided Talk/Walk, meet at Station Car Park at 2.00pm
£7.00 per person, refreshments not included
Tue Sep 17thWalking Group 2Lead by Richard and Pat.
Tue Sep 17thGardeningA visit to Cressing Temple Barns
Wed Sep 18thMeetingGeneral Monthly Meeting 2.00pm Bocking Arts Centre. Speaker - Andy Bennet "A Year in Bee Keeping"
Thu Sep 19thWalking Group 1September walk, details to follow
Fri Sep 20thUkulele GroupBraintree Museum (Entry via shop)
2.15pm till 4.00pm
Bring your own Ukulele and stand.
Music supplied.
Tue Sep 24thComputers BeginnersPhone for details of venue 07800 710855
10.00 till 12.00hrs
Bring own Laptop
Tue Sep 24thWalking Group 2Lead by Richard and Pat.
Tue Sep 24thArt Appreciation2.30 - Jack Vettriano - venue tbc.
Tue Sep 24thMurder Book Club2.00pm upstairs in Braintree Library
Wed Sep 25thWalkie-Talkies Walk 1030. Heybridge Basin. Lunch t.b.a. Organisers: Jean & Marilyn
Fri Sep 27thChess2.00-4.00pm - usual venue
Fri Sep 27thCrafty YarnersAt Carole's house.
Mon Sep 30thCards & Board Games2.00pm at The Swan in Rayne.
October 2019
Tue Oct 1stSinging for PleasureSt Peter's Church Hall, 2-4pm
Wed Oct 2ndBird WatchingHeybridge Basin
Fri Oct 4thUkulele GroupBraintree Museum (Entry via shop)
2.15pm till 4.00pm
Bring your own Ukulele and stand.
Music supplied.
Tue Oct 8thBook Club 22.00pm @ Braintree Library
Tue Oct 8thComputers BeginnersPhone for details of venue 07800 710855
10.00 till 12.00hrs
Bring own Laptop
Tue Oct 8thSnookerOctober Meeting
Fri Oct 11thChess2.00-4.00 pm
Fri Oct 11thCrafty YarnersAt Carole's house.
Mon Oct 14thCards & Board Games2.00pm at The Swan in Rayne.
Tue Oct 15thLocal HistoryTalk, St Peters Church Hall, Bocking at 2.00pm
Andy Bennett, 90 Years of Social History Through the Eyes of Mildred our Austin Seven.
£9.00 per person, refreshments included
Tue Oct 15thWalking Group 2Lead by Colin and Chris.
Tue Oct 15thGardeningGroup meeting Plant Swap and Quiz
Wed Oct 16thMeetingGeneral Monthly Meeting 2.00pm Bocking Arts Centre. Speaker - Tony Earle "The London Underground"
Thu Oct 17thWalking Group 1October walk,details to follow
Fri Oct 18thUkulele GroupBraintree Museum (Entry via shop)
2.15pm till 4.00pm
Bring your own Ukulele and stand.
Music supplied.
Mon Oct 21stGrumpy Old Men7:15pm @ The King William Pub, London Road.
Tue Oct 22ndComputers BeginnersPhone for details of venue 07800 710855
10.00 till 12.00hrs
Bring own Laptop
Tue Oct 22ndArt Appreciation2.30pm - John Piper at Ann's
Tue Oct 22ndMurder Book Club2.00pm upstairs in Braintree Library
Wed Oct 23rdWalkie-Talkies Walk 1030. Shalford. Lunch t.b.a. Organisers: Rebecca
Fri Oct 25thChess2.00-4.00pm - usual venue
Fri Oct 25thCrafty YarnersAt Carole's house.
Mon Oct 28thCards & Board Games2.00pm at The Swan in Rayne.
November 2019
Fri Nov 1stUkulele GroupBraintree Museum (Entry via shop)
2.15pm till 4.00pm
Bring your own Ukulele and stand.
Music supplied.
Tue Nov 5thSinging for PleasureSt Peter's Church Hall, 2-4pm
Wed Nov 6thBird WatchingRye Meads
Fri Nov 8thChess2.00-4.00 pm
Fri Nov 8thCrafty YarnersAt Carole's house.
Mon Nov 11thCards & Board Games2.00pm at The Swan in Rayne.
Tue Nov 12thBook Club 22.00pm @ Braintree Library
Tue Nov 12thComputers BeginnersPhone for details of venue 07800 710855
10.00 till 12.00hrs
Bring own Laptop
Tue Nov 12thSnookerNovember Meeting
Fri Nov 15thUkulele GroupBraintree Museum (Entry via shop)
2.15pm till 4.00pm
Bring your own Ukulele and stand.
Music supplied.
Mon Nov 18thGrumpy Old Men7:15pm @ The King William Pub, London Road.
Tue Nov 19thLocal HistoryTalk, St Peters Church Hall, Bocking at 2.00pm
Mike Bardell, Braintree Streets Over Time
£5.00 per person, refreshments included
Tue Nov 19thGardeningA visit to Mill Race Garden Centre, New Rd. Aldham, Colchester CO6 3QT meet 2pm-4pm
Wed Nov 20thMeetingGeneral Monthly Meeting 2.00pm Bocking Arts Centre. Speaker - Eve Regelous "Christmas is Coming"
Thu Nov 21stWalking Group 1November walk, details to follow
Fri Nov 22ndChess2.00-4.00pm - usual venue
Fri Nov 22ndCrafty YarnersAt Carole's house.
Mon Nov 25thCards & Board Games2.00pm at The Swan in Rayne.
Tue Nov 26thComputers BeginnersPhone for details of venue 07800 710855
10.00 till 12.00hrs
Bring own Laptop
Tue Nov 26thArt Appreciation2.30pm - Venessa Bell at John and Maxine's
Tue Nov 26thMurder Book Club2.00pm upstairs in Braintree Library
Wed Nov 27thWalkie-Talkies Walk 1030. Details to follow.
December 2019
Tue Dec 3rdSinging for PleasureSt Peter's Church Hall, 2-4pm
Wed Dec 4thBird WatchingCambridge
Fri Dec 6thUkulele GroupBraintree Museum (Entry via shop)
2.15pm till 4.00pm
Bring your own Ukulele and stand.
Music supplied.
Mon Dec 9thCards & Board Games2.00pm at The Swan in Rayne.
Tue Dec 10thBook Club 22.00pm @ Braintree Library
Tue Dec 10thComputers BeginnersPhone for details of venue 07800 710855
10.00 till 12.00hrs
Bring own Laptop
Tue Dec 10thSnookerDecember Meeting
Wed Dec 11thMeetingChristmas General Monthly Meeting 2.00pm Bocking Arts Centre. Please note this is on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Fri Dec 13thChess2.00-4.00 pm
Fri Dec 13thCrafty YarnersAt Carole's house.
Mon Dec 16thGrumpy Old Men7:15pm @ The King William Pub, London Road.
Mon Dec 16thCards & Board Games1.00pm at The Swan in Rayne. The Christmas meal is booked for this date. Menu to be filled in nearer the time.
Tue Dec 17thGardeningTo be discussed
Thu Dec 19thWalking Group 1Christmas walk,details to follow
Tue Dec 24thArt AppreciationNo meeting - Christmas holiday
Tue Dec 24thMurder Book ClubNo meeting break for Christmas Holidays
Fri Dec 27thChess2.00-4.00pm - usual venue
January 2020
Tue Jan 7thSinging for PleasureSt Peter's Church Hall, 2-4pm
February 2020
Tue Feb 4thSinging for PleasureSt Peter's Church Hall, 2-4pm
March 2020
Tue Mar 3rdSinging for PleasureSt Peter's Church Hall, 2-4pm
April 2020
Tue Apr 7thSinging for PleasureSt Peter's Church Hall, 2-4pm
May 2020
Tue May 5thSinging for PleasureSt Peter's Church Hall, 2-4pm
June 2020
Tue Jun 2ndSinging for PleasureSt Peter's Church Hall, 2-4pm (Last session until September)
July 2020
Tue Jul 7thSinging for PleasureSummer Break Jul-Aug
August 2020
Tue Aug 4thSinging for PleasureSummer Break Jul-Aug