Dunmow

Events 2019

Monthly meetings are held at 2.00pm on the Last Wednesday of each month at the E T Foakes Memorial Hall, Stortford Road, Dunmow. They will include a Speaker and news of 'What's On', the opportunity to meet our Group facilitators and to view suggestions for new interest Groups

Note - Event dates for Groups are provisional. Always make contact with the Group Leader to confirm an event is taking place as adverised.

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Dates for your Diary
December 2019
Mon Dec 16thWalkingFelsted Circuit meet Dourdan 10am/Felsted church 10:15 led by John
Tue Dec 17thLine DancingNo line Dancing just Christmas Meal
Tue Dec 17thOutingsChristmas at Kew — SOLD OUT
Tue Dec 17thPhotographyMeeting Cancelled - Room Unavailable
Tue Dec 17thWhistWhist in Day Centre from 2 - 4 pm
Thu Dec 19thWine AppreciationWAG1 Port at Stephanie's!
Wed Dec 25thMeetingNo December meeting.
Have a wonderful Christmas — see you in January!
Fri Dec 27thLuncheon ClubTime off for Good behaviour.
January 2020
Wed Jan 1stCycling includes Electric CyclingStart the year with some fresh air and exercise. 11 a.m. Meet at Tesco.
Mon Jan 6thWalkingFelsted to Rayne station(return) lunch at Rayne meet Dourdan 10am led by Mike
Mon Jan 6thSpanish ConversationNext meeting on Monday 6 January.
Tue Jan 7thLine DancingPriors Green Hall Little Canfield
Tue Jan 7thWhistWhist in Day Centre from 2 - 4pm
Fri Jan 10thArt9-11, 11-1 Dourdan pavilion
Mon Jan 13thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
New Year get together & Quiz.
Tue Jan 14thLine DancingPriors Green Hall Little Canfield
Thu Jan 16thGardenGarden group visit to Cambridge Botanical Gardens. See Garden page for details.
Fri Jan 17thArt9-11, 11-1 Dourdan Pavilion
Fri Jan 17thOutingsThe London Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexandra Palace.
Full details on the Outings website.
Tue Jan 21stLine DancingPriors Green Hall Little Canfield
Tue Jan 21stPhotography2 pm at The Community Hub
Topic - Doors and Windows
Tue Jan 21stWhistWhist in Day Centre from 2 - 4 pm
Fri Jan 24thArt9-11, 11-1 Dourdan Pavilion
Tue Jan 28thWine AppreciationWAG1 Topic and host TBD
Tue Jan 28thLine DancingPriors Green Hall Little Canfield
Tue Jan 28thOutingsTutankhamun Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, London. Sorry - SOLD OUT.
Wed Jan 29thMeetingSpeaker: David Williams — Pounds, Shillings and Poverty in the Victorian Era.
Starts at 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow.
Fri Jan 31stArt9-11, 11-1 Dourdan Pavilion
February 2020
Mon Feb 3rdWalkingFyfield to Willingale loop meet Dourdan 10am / Black Bull, Fyfield 10:30 led by Mike
Tue Feb 4thWhistWhist in Day Centre from 2 - 4 pm
Fri Feb 7thArt9-11, 11-1 Dourdan Pavilion
Mon Feb 10thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Getting started with your family history.
Fri Feb 14thArt9-11, 11-1 Dourdan Pavilion
Mon Feb 17thWalkingLittley Green Ramble meet Dourdan 10am / Compasses pub 10:20 led by John
Tue Feb 18thPhotography2 pm at The Community Hub
Topic - Bottles
Tue Feb 18thWhistWhist in Day Centre from 2 - 4 pm
Thu Feb 20thGardenVisit to Longyard Cottage. See Garden page for details.
Fri Feb 21stOutingsSnowdrops at Anglesey Abbey Sorry - sold out
Tue Feb 25thWine AppreciationWAG1 Topic TBD, Peter is hosting
Tue Feb 25thScience7-9 p.m. Discussion of science in the news. Colin's House
Wed Feb 26thMeetingSpeaker: Brian Carline — Tripe and Trotters: Tales of a Post-War Northern Childhood.
Starts at 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow.
Wed Feb 26thCycling includes Electric CyclingTBA
Wed Feb 26thOutings'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' at the Cliffs pavilion, Southend. Sold out in 3 days!
Fri Feb 28thArt9-11, 11-1 Dourdan Pavilion
March 2020
Wed Mar 4thCycling includes Electric CyclingTBA
Fri Mar 6thArt9-11, 11-1 Dourdan Pavilion
Mon Mar 9thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Laurie Page – Talk: Palaeography (old handwriting) – brief talk with hands-on experience of deciphering old wills. (£5 fee)
Tue Mar 10thOutingsThe Making of Harry Potter — Warner Bros. Studio tour, Leavesden. See Outings page for details.
Tue Mar 10thWhistWhist in Day Centre from 2 - 4 pm
Wed Mar 11thScienceVisit to Suffolk Energy from Waste Centre 10 a.m.
Fri Mar 13thArt9-11, 11-1 Dourdan Pavilion
Sat Mar 14thLatest News60s Rock Music Concert to the Beaucrees in HRS
Tue Mar 17thPhotography2 pm at The Community Hub
Topic - Harlow
Fri Mar 20thArt9-11, 11-1 Dourdan Pavilion
Tue Mar 24thWhistWhist in Day Centre from 2 - 4 pm
Wed Mar 25thMeetingEmily Yarrow — Cabaret Singer.
Starts at 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow.
Wed Mar 25thCycling includes Electric CyclingTBA
Fri Mar 27thArt9-11, 11-1 Dourdan Pavilion
Tue Mar 31stWine AppreciationWAG1 Sparkling Wines at Patrick's
April 2020
Wed Apr 1stCycling includes Electric CyclingTBA
Wed Apr 1stOutings9 to 5 the Musical. Tickets on sale from January 1st 2020
Mon Apr 6thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Fri Apr 17thCycling includes Electric CyclingTBA
Wed Apr 22ndOutingsUPSTART CROW
The hilarious adaptation of Ben Elton's comedy, 'UPSTART CROW' comes to the Gielgud Theatre.
See the website for details.
Sat Apr 25thScienceVisit to P&A Wood motors. 10.a.m.
Wed Apr 29thMeetingSpeaker: Anthony Poulton-Smith — What's in a Name? The Origins of English Place Names.
Starts at 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow.
Wed Apr 29thCycling includes Electric CyclingTBA
May 2020
Mon May 4thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Fri May 22ndCycling includes Electric CyclingTBA
Wed May 27thMeetingSpeaker: Sophie Biebuych — Hearing Dogs.
Starts at 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow.
Fri May 29thCycling includes Electric CyclingTBA
Fri May 29thCycling includes Electric CyclingTBA
June 2020
Mon Jun 1stFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Wed Jun 24thMeetingSpeaker: Linda Scoles — The Yanks Are Coming: An American’s View of a Suffolk Village.
Starts at 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow.
July 2020
Tue Jul 7thOutingsOnly Fools and Horses: the Musical
Tickets on sale from April 2020
Mon Jul 27thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Wed Jul 29thMeetingSpeaker: Keith Baldwin — All the Queen’s Horses and All the Queen’s Men: the men (and women) who guard Her Majesty.
Starts at 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow.
August 2020
Mon Aug 24thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Wed Aug 26thMeetingNo August meeting — see you in September.
September 2020
Mon Sep 21stFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Wed Sep 30thMeetingSpeaker: Dr James Taylor — Forgotten Art of the Comic Picture Postcard, 1840s to 1950.
Starts at 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow.
October 2020
Sat Oct 17thLatest NewsQuiz Night for U3A and Friends in Foakes Hall
Mon Oct 19thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
November 2020
Wed Nov 4thMeetingNOTE CHANGE OF DATE!
Speaker: Tony Harris is Winston Churchill.
Starts at 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow.
Mon Nov 16thFamily History4.15 pm @ The Maltings
Wed Nov 25thMeetingSpeaker: Jean Fullerton — District Nursing Before the NHS. Starts at 2 pm at E T Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow.
December 2020
Wed Dec 30thMeetingNo December meeting.
Have a wonderful Christmas — see you in January!