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PUBLISHED: 16:04 20 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:11 07 July 2010

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WEDNESDAY, 20/08/2008



EVENTS

BRANDON. Library: Bookstart sessions, for mums, toddlers and babies, stories and nursery rhymes, 10-10.30am.

Full Gospel Church, Fengate Drove: Adult Bible study, youth and children's clubs, 6.

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WEDNESDAY, 20/08/2008

EVENTS

BRANDON. Library: Bookstart sessions, for mums, toddlers and babies, stories and nursery rhymes, 10-10.30am.

Full Gospel Church, Fengate Drove: Adult Bible study, youth and children's clubs, 6.30-8pm.

St Johns Ambulance Hall: Spiritualist Church and clairvoyant demonstration, disabled facilities, doors open 7 for 7.30pm.

Breckland Middle School: Thetford District Railway Club, 7.30-10pm, 01842 814999.

CASTLE ACRE. Castle Acre Priory: Traditional games, 11am-5pm £4.90/concs £3.90/children £2.50, family £12.30, English Heritage members free.

EAST HARLING. Sports and Social Club: Harling and District Social Support Group weekly meeting, 10.30am.

HOUGHTON-ON-THE-HILL. St Mary the Virgin Church: Church open, with England's earliest wall paintings, 2-4pm daily.

KING'S LYNN. Green Quay, South Quay: Glass painting and painted glass vases workshop for children, 10am-2pm free but booking essential 01553 818500.

SWAFFHAM. Oasis Centre, Cley Road: Open Doors drop-in centre, free internet access, free second-hand clothes and books, help with form filling, tots area, free tea/coffee, 10am-12.

Ex-Servicemen's Social Club, Lynn Street: Bingo, 8pm members £3.60, non-members £4.60.

THETFORD. Thetford Grammar School: Exploring Songs: Singers workshop for 7-16 year olds, 9am-3pm (evening session the next day) £5 for course; bookings on 01842 830060.

Toy Library, Fulmerston Road: Toy library, play session including snack and craft activity, 9am-12 £1 per family.

Church of the Nazarene: Coffee morning, with free coffee, 9am-1pm.

Methodist Church Hall: Thetford Leg Club (TLC), free leg care/check by trained nurses, for any age group, 9am-12.30pm.

Riversdale, Tanner Street: Amoghasiddhi Buddhist Centre, Meditation classes, 12-1pm £4, 01953 451937.

St Michael's Close Community Room: Thetford Elders' Lunch Club, freshly cooked lunch, £3.50, 01842 763722.

Abbey Neighbourhood Centre: Bingo, adults only, refreshments, 2-4pm.

Room 34, Rosemary Musker High School: Thetford Youth and Community Chess Club, junior and adult sessions, 6.30-8.30pm, 01842 755182.

WATTON. Community Room, Lime Tree Walk: Watton and District Carers Group monthly meeting, 2-4pm 0845 241 0968.

WEETING. Village Hall: Weeting Weenies, parent/carer and toddler group, all welcome, 0-4 years, 10am-12.

FITNESS

BRANDON. Breckland Forest Gymnastics Club, training at various levels, details 01842 815218.

Leisure Centre: Spinning, cardiovascular training session using fixed wheel bikes, 6.30-7.30pm.

SWAFFHAM. Meet Buttercross car park: Walking for Health, weekly White Hart Walk (2.5 miles), 9.30am, turn up or telephone 01362 656344/656820.

Campingland Car Park, by the Community Centre: Tai chi in the Park (weather permitting), 10.30-11.30am donations to Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice, 01760 724170..

THETFORD. Cloverfield Community Church: Pilates, fitness class, 10-11am, 01842 815074.

Riversdale, Tanner Street: Meditation classes, 12-1pm, 1st class free then £4 per class or 5 classes £16, 01953 451937.

Grammar School: Thetford Judo Club, 8-9pm.

WATTON. Junior School: Kuk Sool Won, martial art, suitable for all ages, 6.30-8pm.

Youth Centre: Tae Kwon Do, Saracen Martial Arts, first lesson free, 7-8pm, 01953 882034.

Sports Centre: Table tennis, junior/senior 6.30-9pm.

WEETING. Primary School: Kickboxing tuition for adults and children, from 7 years, 7pm, 07759436272.

DANCES

BRANDON. Community Centre, Bury Road: Ballroom and popular sequence tea dance, 2-4.30pm £2.50.

CARBROOKE. Village Hall: Modern jive with the Jive Club, beginners and improvers 8-10pm.

CROXTON. Village Hall: Thetford Modern and Old Time Dance Club, sequence dancing, with tuition, 8-10pm, 01842 761283.

THURSDAY, 21/08/2008

EVENTS

BRANDON. Baptist Church: Coffee morning, 9.30-11.30am.

Harvest Centre, Brandon Full Gospel Church, Fengate Drove: Healing Rooms ministry, 5.30-8.30pm, appointments on 01842 828537.

CASTLE ACRE. Castle Acre Priory: Traditional games, 11am-5pm £4.90/concs £3.90/children £2.50, family £12.30, English Heritage members free.

EAST WINCH. Carpenter's Arms: Quiz night, 8.30pm; proceeds Hula Animal Rescue (Milton Keynes).

TACOLNESTON. Pelican: Beer Festival, 32 real ales, four ciders, from 5pm.

THETFORD. Riversdale Centre, Tanner Street: Thetford healers session, open to public, 9.30-11.30am free, donations accepted.

Abbey Neighbourhood Centre: Matthew House Project, needle exchange and community drop-in, 12-2pm.

Thetford Grammar School: Exploring Songs: Singers workshop for 7-16 year olds, continuation of two-session course, followed by public concert, 5-8.30pm (see Wed for details).

Fulmerston Church, Pine Close: Big Sitting Room youth group, 13-18 years, 7-9pm.

United Reform Church: Thetford Flower Club monthly meeting, 7.30pm.

WATTON. Pentecostal Church, Old Dereham Road: Noah's Ark toddler and baby group, 9.30-11.30am, 01953 881358; Noah's Ark 3-5s and parents/carers, 1.30-3pm £1 per family, 01953 882986.

FITNESS

BRANDON. Breckland Forest Gymnastics Club, training at various levels, details 01842 815218.

Leisure Centre: Tumblers coffee morning, for mothers and toddlers, 9.30-11.30am.

Leisure Centre: Legs, bums and tums, low/medium impact aerobic class, 6.30-7.30pm.

Leisure Centre: Spinning, cardiovascular training session using fixed wheel bikes, 7.30-8.30pm.

GREAT HOCKHAM. Village Hall: Taekwondo/self defence, first lesson free, 7-8pm, 01953 882848.

THETFORD. Norfolk Natural Health Clinic: C'hi gung, 10am-12, 01842 820121.

Cloverfields Church Hall: Kickboxing tuition for adults and children, from 7 years, 6.30pm, 07759436272.

WATTON. Sports Centre: Table tennis, 2-4pm.

GIGS

ATTLEBOROUGH. White Lodge: Mister Buss, 8.30pm.

DANCES

ATTLEBOROUGH. Scouts' Hall, Station Road: Modern jive with the Jive Club, beginners and improvers 8.30-10pm.

CARBROOKE. Village Hall, Church Street: Carbrooke Sequence Dance Club, tuition 7.30-8pm, dancing 8-10.15pm £1.50.

SWAFFHAM. Hamond's High School, Brandon Road: Line with Dave, beginners 7.15-8.15pm, improvers 8.15-10pm, 01328 863697.

FRIDAY, 22/08/2008

EVENTS

CASTLE ACRE. Castle Acre Priory: Traditional games, 11am-5pm £4.90/concs £3.90/children £2.50, family £12.30, English Heritage members free.

KING'S LYNN. Tales of the Old Gaol House, Saturday Market Place: Town history walk, 2pm £3/concs £2.50/children £1. Town walk with a Blue Badge guide, 2pm £3/concs £2.50/children £1.

LAKENHEATH. Lakenheath Fen Nature Reserve: Bat and moth night, search for bats using sound detectors, see moths close-up, 7.30-10pm £3/children £1/RSPB members half price; booking essential 01842 863400.

SWAFFHAM. SS Peter and Paul's Church: Planet Earth Flower Festival, floral displays ranging from the Great Wall of China to the introduction of the Internet. lunches and refreshments available, 10am-5pm.

Ex-servicemen's Social Club, Lynn Street: Super meat draw, tickets 5 for £2 from club, 10pm.

TACOLNESTON. Pelican: Beer Festival, 32 real ales, four ciders, from 5pm.

THETFORD. Toy Library, Fulmerston Road: Toy library, play session including snack and craft activity, 9am-12 £1 per family.

Kings Court, Earl Street: Cancer Support Group, 10-11.30am.

Ancient Museum of Thetford Life: House Alive: Victorian Washday, join Mrs Newton and friends using dolly tub and mangle, 11am-2pm £3.20/concs £2.65/children (4-16) £1.75 including museum entrance.

St Michael's Close Community Room: Thetford Elders' Lunch Club, freshly cooked lunch, £3.50, 01842 763722.

Laburnum Grove Day Centre, Elm Road: Age Concern lunches, 3-course lunch, transport available 1pm £3.60, bookings 01842 750088.

WATTON. Pentecostal Church, Old Dereham Road: Friendship club, meet new people, chat, tea/coffee, 10am-12, 01953 881358.

FITNESS

BRANDON. Leisure Centre: A social and fun filled session for the more mature person, with light aerobics, badminton, gym time and coffee, 10am-12 and 12-2pm.

Leisure Centre: Badminton, experienced players welcome, 7.30-9.30pm.

SHOWS

OXBOROUGH. Oxburgh Hall: The Pied Piper (show for children aged 3-9) - Openwide Theatre Company, gates 5pm, performance 5pm £7/concs £5/family ticket 92 adults, 2 children) £20, 01366 328258.

WEST ACRE. River Studios, River Road: Moll Flanders (farce) by Daniel Defoe - Brute Farce Theatre, 7.30pm £12, 01760 755800.

GIGS

GREAT ELLINGHAM. Crown: Egypt (blues-rock), 8.30pm.

KING'S LYNN. Crofters Coffeehouse, King Street: The Acoustic Kitchen presents Gren Bartley, Tim O'Connor, Mike Pryor (Mike Max), 8pm.

DANCES

BECK ROW. Community Centre: Square dance classes, 8-10pm first evening free.

WATTON. Wayland Hall: Ballroom and Latin, class 7.30-8.30pm £3, 01953 885158.

SALES

HOLME HALE. Village Hall: General auction, goods in from 1.30pm, start 6pm; information 07940 212256.

SWAFFHAM. Assembly Rooms, Market Place: Cakes, plants, crafts, books, toys, jewellery, cards, raising funds for an indoor ice rink at Christmas, 9am-1pm.

SATURDAY, 23/08/2008

EVENTS

BRANDON. Scout Hut: 1st Brandon Beaver Group, 5¾-8 years, 11.30am-12.30pm, 01842 814145.

CASTLE ACRE. Castle Acre Priory: Traditional games, 11am-5pm £4.90/concs £3.90/children £2.50, family £12.30, English Heritage members free.

CARBROOKE. Village Hall: Psychic event, 2-8pm.

DEREHAM. Mid Norfolk Railway: Steam services, information and bookings, 01362 851723,.

KING'S LYNN. Queens Arms: Next Big Acoustic Gig featuring Lee Hodgekinson, Ed Butt, Greg Hale and other acts tbc, 7.30pm £5 on door.

Tales of the Old Gaol House, Saturday Market Place: Town history walk, 2pm £3/concs £2.50/children £1. Town walk with a Blue Badge guide, 2pm £3/concs £2.50/children £1.

SHIPDHAM. Shipdham Flying Club: Air Day, stalls, static aircraft and vehicles, various exhibits, refreshments available, flying display (2pm), gates 11am £5/children (5-12) £2.50/under fives free.

SHOULDHAM. Parish Church: Flower Festival, with craft and bric-a-brac stalls, refreshments and raffle, 10am-5pm.

SWAFFHAM. Methodist Church Hall, London Street: Coffee morning, 9.30am-12; light lunches served from 11.30am-1.15pm £3.

SS Peter and Paul's Church: Planet Earth Flower Festival, floral displays ranging from the Great Wall of China to the introduction of the Internet. lunches and refreshments available, 10am-5pm.

St Peter and St Paul Parish Church: Coffee morning, 9.15am-12.

TACOLNESTON. Pelican: Beer Festival, 32 real ales, four ciders, all day.

THETFORD. Toy Library, Fulmerston Road: Toy library, play session including snack and craft activity, 12-2pm £1 per family.

Laburnum Grove Day Centre, Elm Road: Age Concern lunches, 3-course lunch, transport available 1pm £3.60, bookings 01842 750088.

WEST ACRE. West Acre Gardens: Exotic plant day, plants for sale, refreshments, 10.30am-4pm free.

FITNESS

BRANDON. Leisure Centre: Badminton coaching, 10am-12.

SHOWS

WEST ACRE. River Studios, River Road: Moll Flanders (farce) by Daniel Defoe - Brute Farce Theatre, 7.30pm £12, 01760 755800.

GIGS

BANHAM. Barrel: Pearl (r&b), 9pm £3.

KING'S LYNN. Queens Arms: The Next Big Gig featuring Lee Hodgekinson and other bands tbc, 7.30pm £5.

SWAFFHAM. Ex-Servicemens Club, Lynn Street: Live entertainment with Kate, members £1, members guest £2, non members £5.

WRENINGHAM. Village Hall: Starfighter Rock 'n' Roll Club present the Hicksville Bombers, doors 8pm-til late £7 on door.

SALES

SWAFFHAM. Assembly Rooms: Craft and gift fair, 9am-4pm.

THETFORD. Baptist Church, King Street: Thetford Centre Fairtrade stall, wide range of fairly traded goods on sale, 10am-12.

WEST ACRE. West Acre Gardens: Exotic plant day, range of plants from specialist growers for sale, 10.30am-4pm.

SUNDAY, 24/08/2008

EVENTS

BRANDON. Full Gospel Church, Fengate Drove: Worship celebration and the Word, 10am.

Leisure Centre: Wild West themed family fun evening, including rodeo bull and saloon bar, 7.30-11pm free entry.

CASTLE ACRE. Castle Acre Priory: Traditional games, 11am-5pm £4.90/concs £3.90/children £2.50, family £12.30, English Heritage members free.

GREAT HOCKHAM. Holy Trinity Church: United evensong, 6.30pm.

KING'S LYNN. Lynnsport and Leisure Park, Greenpark Avenue: Miniature railway, 12-5pm 50p a ride, kldsme.org.uk.

LAKENHEATH. RSPB Lakenheath Fen Reserve: Dragonfly and butterfly identification walk, 12-2.30pm £3/children £1/RSPB members half price; booking essential 01842 863400.

SHOULDHAM. Parish Church: Flower Festival, with craft and bric-a-brac stalls, refreshments and raffle, 10am-5pm.

SWAFFHAM. Market Place: Beach Weekend, beach created in centre of Swaffham with donkey rides, beach volleyball, games and evening barbecue.

SS Peter and Paul's Church: Planet Earth Flower Festival, floral displays ranging from the Great Wall of China to the introduction of the Internet. lunches and refreshments available, 10am-5pm.

Oasis Centre, Cley Road: Breckland Christian Fellowship, worship and ministry, 10.30am.

Community Centre: Aphesis Community Church meets every Sunday to celebrate Jesus, 10.30am.

Ex-Servicemen's Social Club, Lynn Street: One house jackpot bingo, 9.30pm.

TACOLNESTON. Pelican: Beer Festival, 32 real ales, four ciders, all day.

THETFORD. Cloverfield Community Church, Rosecroft Way: Service, 10am.

Church of the Nazarene, Croxton Road: Service, 10.45am.

THOMPSON. St Martin's Church: Holy communion, 10.30am.

WEST ACRE. Village: West Acre History Fair, English Civil War battle, Roman gladiatorial combat, working Iron Age farm, archaeological excavation of a medieval chapel and more, 10am-5pm £6/children 34.

FITNESS

BRANDON. Leisure Centre Foyer: Brandon Fern Hoppers, friendly running group for all abilities, 9am, 01842 763174.

SWAFFHAM. Woolworths, Church Walk: Walking for Health, weekly Church Walk (1 mile), 2pm, just turn up or telephone 01362 656344/656820.

GIGS

NEW BUCKENHAM. The George: Tommy Winn, 6-10pm.

SALES

ASHILL. Community Centre: Village yard sale and car boot, various properties, 9am-1pm; proceeds Youth Club.

THETFORD. Kilverstone Park: Car boot, 7am-1pm; in aid of CRY.

THETFORD. Thetford Rugby Club ground: Car boot, 8am-12 pitches £5, 01842 764046; in aid of St Nicholas' Hospice. Car boot, 8am-12 pitches £5, 01842 764046; in aid of St Nicholas' Hospice.

MONDAY, 25/08/2008

EVENTS

CASTLE ACRE. Castle Acre Priory: Traditional games, 11am-5pm £4.90/concs £3.90/children £2.50, family £12.30, English Heritage members free.

KING'S LYNN. Tales of the Old Gaol House, Saturday Market Place: Town history walk, 2pm £3/concs £2.50/children £1.

METHWOLD. St George's Church: Art, craft, stalls, raffle, music all day with David Thomas (organist), 9.30am-3pm.

NEW BUCKENHAM. Village green: Fete, stalls, games, New Buckenham Silver Band etc, 2pm; proceeds church chapel and village hall.

SHOULDHAM. Parish Church: Flower Festival, with craft and bric-a-brac stalls, refreshments and raffle, 10am-5pm.

SWAFFHAM. SS Peter and Paul's Church: Planet Earth Flower Festival, floral displays ranging from the Great Wall of China to the introduction of the Internet. lunches and refreshments available, 10am-5pm.

Methodist Church Hall, London Street: Ploughmen's lunches, 11.15am-1.15pm main course £3 optional dessert £1.50 (tea and coffee included).

TACOLNESTON. Pelican: Beer Festival, 32 real ales, four ciders, from 5pm.

THETFORD. Toy Library, Fulmerston Road: Toy library, play session including snack and craft activity, 9am-12 £1 per family.

United Reformed Church, Earls Street: Bumps and Babies Café, all pregnant women and families with babies welcome, drop in an time between 9.30-11.30am.

Riversdale Centre: Thetford Elders Lunch Club, freshly cooked lunch, £3.50, 01842 763722.

Abbey Neighbourhood Centre: Dads Place, information and support for dads, drop-in, 1-3pm, 01842 821643.

St Michael's Community Hall: Nexus, everyone welcome, disabled and non disabled, teas, chat and weekly raffle in aid of Nexus, 1.30-3.30pm.

Fulmerston Church: KClub, for 5-11 years, activities and games, 4.30-6pm free, 01842 821643.

Salvation Army, Magdalen Street: Kids Alive Club, 4-11 years, 5.15-6.15pm, 754712.

Riversdale Centre, Audrey Room, Tanner Street: Thetford healing group, healing sessions open to the public, 7.30-9pm free but donations accepted..

Kings Court, Earls Street: Thetford (Breckland) Lioness Club meeting, 8pm, 0845 833 7485.

WEST ACRE. Village: West Acre History Fair, English Civil War battle, Roman gladiatorial combat, working Iron Age farm, archaeological excavation of a medieval chapel and more, 10am-5pm £6/children 34.

WRENINGHAM. High Common Farm, Wymondham Road: Vintage Farmers' Day, steam thrashing, vintage tractors at work, clay pigeon shot, local memorabilia on display, owners welcome to bring their tractors and associated implements, from 10am free (donations for EACH, Quidenham Hospice); information 01953 602376 or 01508 489511.

FITNESS

BRANDON. Leisure Centre: Tai chi, relaxation, movement, 10-11am.

Leisure Centre: Cardio kick, using techniques from kick boxing and aerobic steps, 6.30-7.30pm.

Leisure Centre: Spinning, cardiovascular training session using fixed wheel bikes, 7-8pm.

Leisure Centre: Taekwondo/self defence ideal for all ages, first lesson free, 7.30-8.30pm contact Dave Robb 01953 882848

DANCES

THETFORD. Admiral School: Line dancing classes, 8-10pm.

SALES

METHWOLD. St George's Church: Art and craft fair, plus organ music by David Thomas, 9.30am-3pm; for church funds.

TUESDAY, 26/08/2008

EVENTS

BRANDON. Full Gospel Church, Fengate Drove: Kidzone, parent and toddler group, 10am-12.

Baptist Church Hall, High Street: Brandon Arts Society, all abilities welcome, 2-4pm, 01842 810677.

Scout Hut: 1st Brandon Cub Group, 8-10 1/2 years, first session free, 6.30-8pm, 01842 814145.

Sports and Social Clubroom: Social chess, training on request, 7pm, 01842 810506.

CASTLE ACRE. Castle Acre Priory: Traditional games, 11am-5pm £4.90/concs £3.90/children £2.50, family £12.30, English Heritage members free.

KING'S LYNN. Tales of the Old Gaol House, Saturday Market Place: Town history walk, 2pm £3/concs £2.50/children £1. Town walk with a Blue Badge guide, 2pm £3/concs £2.50/children £1.

SHIPDHAM. WI Hall: Whist drive, 7.30pm £1.

SWAFFHAM. Baptist Church: Parent and toddler session, 9.30am £1 per family including refreshments.

TACOLNESTON. Pelican: Beer Festival, 32 real ales, four ciders, from 5pm.

THETFORD. Redcastle Furze Community Centre: Coffee morning, free internet use, 9.30am-1pm.

Riversdale Centre: Thetford Elders Lunch Club, freshly cooked lunch, £3.50, 01842 763722.

Homestart, 63 Vicarage Road: Baby Buddies, friendship and support for young parents, 12.30-2.30pm, 01842 821642.

Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life: Making Seals family craft activity, 2-3.30pm included in normal admission.

FITNESS

BRANDON. Leisure Centre: Leisure Club for the more mature client, involving light aerobics, badminton, gym and coffee, 10am-12 and 12-2pm.

Leisure Centre: Yoga class, for regulars and complete novices, 5.45-7.15pm.

Leisure Centre: Spinning, cardiovascular training session using fixed wheel bikes, 6-7pm and 7-8pm.

Leisure Centre Foyer: Brandon Fern Hoppers, friendly running group for all abilities, 7pm, 01842 763174.

Sports Centre: Badminton, all ages, 7.30-9.30pm, 01842 815111.

Leisure Centre: Beginners pilates, 8-9pm, 01842 813748.

WEETING. Weeting 21: Pilates 6-6.45pm £3 per class, £6 for ball and pilates; 7-8pm £4 per class, £6 for ball and pilates.

CONCERTS

KING'S LYNN. St Margaret's Church: Organ recital by Peter Hook (Sandringham), 12.30-1pm collection (refreshments available 10am-12.15pm and afterwards).

DANCES

HOLME HALE. The Pavilion, School Road: Latin with Xavier, class 9-10pm £5, 01760 336410.

WATTON. Wayland Hall: Ballroom and Latin, class 7.30-8.30pm £3, 01953 885158.

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