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
April 2019
Fri Apr 26thChess2.00-4.00pm - usual venue
Fri Apr 26thImprovers French2.00pm - please note change of date due to Easter
Fri Apr 26thCrafty YarnersMeeting 2pm - 4pm Carole's house
Sun Apr 28thSunday LuncheonFor details please phone Paul on 07917 548066
Mon Apr 29thCards & Board Games2.00pm at The Swan in Rayne.
May 2019
Wed May 1stBird WatchingFingringhoe Wick EWT
Wed May 1stLipreading Lipreading 10am Shalford Rd, Rayne
Fri May 3rdImprovers French2.00pm - venue sent by email
Fri May 3rdUkulele GroupBraintree Museum (Entry via shop)
2.15pm till 4.00pm
Bring your own Ukulele and stand.
Music supplied.
Tue May 7thSinging for PleasureSt Peter's Church Hall, 2-4pm
Wed May 8thFrench ConversationMeet as usual 10.15
Thu May 9thPainting10.00am at The Hawthorns Residential Centre off London Road. New members welcome
Fri May 10thChess2.00-4.00 pm
Fri May 10thAstronomyMeeting Subject - Dwarf Planets
Fri May 10thCrafty YarnersMeeting 2pm - 4pm Carole's house
Mon May 13thCards & Board Games2.00pm at The Swan in Rayne.
Mon May 13thLine Dance10.30-12.00 @ Church House Hall. Please note change to 2nd week, this is the only meeting in May.
Tue May 14thBook Club 22.00pm @ Braintree Library
Tue May 14thComputers BeginnersPhone for details of venue 07800 710855
10.00 till 12.00hrs
Bring own Laptop
Tue May 14thSnookerMay Meeting
Wed May 15thMeetingGeneral Monthly Meeting 2.00pm Bocking Arts Centre. Speaker - Linda Scoles "Around the World in 25 Days"
Thu May 16thWalking Group 1May walk,details to follow
Fri May 17thImprovers French2.00pm - venue sent by email
Fri May 17thUkulele GroupBraintree Museum (Entry via shop)
2.15pm till 4.00pm
Bring your own Ukulele and stand.
Music supplied.
Mon May 20thGrumpy Old Men7:15pm @ The King William Pub, London Road.
Mon May 20thCards & Board Games2.00pm at The Swan in Rayne.
Tue May 21stLocal HistoryVisit, Guided Walk at Marks Hall Arboretum, Coggeshall, CO6 1TG
Meet at Marks Hall Visitor Centre at 2.00pm
£5.00 per person, Walk last approx 2 hours. Refreshments not included.
Tue May 21stWalking Group 2Lead by Pat and Richard
Tue May 21stGardeningA visit to Bourne Brook Fuchsia Nurseries, Greenstead Green, Halstead. CO9 1RB
Tue May 21stTuesday LuncheonPlease phone Paul on 07917 548066 for details
Wed May 22ndWalkie-Talkies Walk 1030. Colne Engaine. Lunch at Five Bells. Organisers: Doug & Linden
Fri May 24thChess2.00-4.00pm - usual venue
Fri May 24thCrafty YarnersMeeting 2pm - 4pm Carole's house
Tue May 28thComputers BeginnersPhone for details of venue 07800 710855
10.00 till 12.00hrs
Bring own Laptop
Tue May 28thArt Appreciation2.30pm - venue and topic tbc
Tue May 28thMurder Book Club2.00pm upstairs in Braintree Library
June 2019
Mon Jun 3rdCards & Board Games2.00pm at The Swan in Rayne.
Mon Jun 3rdLine Dance10.30-12.00 @ Church House Hall
Tue Jun 4thSinging for PleasureSt Peter's Church Hall, 2-4pm (Last session until Sept)
Wed Jun 5thBird WatchingCudmore Grove
Wed Jun 5thLipreading Lipreading 10am Shalford Rd, Rayne
Fri Jun 7thImprovers French2.00pm - venue sent by email
Fri Jun 7thUkulele GroupBraintree Museum (Entry via shop)
2.15pm till 4.00pm
Bring your own Ukulele and stand.
Music supplied.
Mon Jun 10thComputers BeginnersPhone for details of venue 07800 710855
10.00 till 12.00hrs
Bring own Laptop
Tue Jun 11thBook Club 22.00pm @ Braintree Library
Tue Jun 11thSnookerJune Meeting
Tue Jun 11thSnookerJune Meeting
Wed Jun 12thFrench ConversationMeet as usual 10.15
Fri Jun 14thCreative WritersMeeting 2pm - 4pm Carole's house
Fri Jun 14thChess2.00-4.00 pm
Fri Jun 14thAstronomyMeeting Subject - Black Holes
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
Tue Jun 18thWalking Group 2Lead by Pauline and Andrew
Tue Jun 18thGardeningGardens at Beeleigh Abbey, Abbey Turning, London Rd. Maldon. CM9 6LL
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
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.
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.
Tue Jun 25thArt Appreciation2.30pm - John Ruskin
Tue Jun 25thMurder Book Club2.00pm upstairs in Braintree Library
Wed Jun 26thWalkie-Talkies Walk 1030. Walton on the Naze & Beach Hut. Lunch t.b.a. Organisers: Mary & Terry
Fri Jun 28thChess2.00-4.00pm - usual venue
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
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
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.
Tue Jul 16thWalking Group 2Lead by Pat and Ray
Tue Jul 16thGardeningSummer Flower Arrangement and Quiz
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
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 Appreciation2.30pm - venue and topic tbc
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
Mon Jul 29thCards & Board Games2.00pm at The Swan in Rayne.
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
Fri Aug 9thChess2.00-4.00 pm
Fri Aug 9thChess2.00-4.00 pm
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
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
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.
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
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 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
Mon Sep 30thCards & Board Games2.00pm at The Swan in Rayne.
October 2019
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
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 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
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.
Wed Nov 6thBird WatchingRye Meads
Fri Nov 8thChess2.00-4.00 pm
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
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 26thMurder Book Club2.00pm upstairs in Braintree Library
Wed Nov 27thWalkie-Talkies Walk 1030. Details to follow.
December 2019
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
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 24thMurder Book ClubNo meeting break for Christmas Holidays
Fri Dec 27thChess2.00-4.00pm - usual venue