Diary - April 23-29

THURSDAY, 23/04/2009EVENTSBINHAM. Village Hall: Binham Local History Group, illustrated talk: Italian gardens and their influence, 7.30pm �3/members �2.

THURSDAY, 23/04/2009

EVENTS

BINHAM. Village Hall: Binham Local History Group, illustrated talk: Italian gardens and their influence, 7.30pm �3/members �2.

DEREHAM. Memorial Hall: Dereham Flower Club, demonstration by Sandy Bailey: Threads of Gold, doors 6.45pm, starts 7.30pm �7.

FAKENHAM. First Focus Drop-in Centre, 18 Cattlemarket Street: Mental Health Awareness Day, questions answered by MIND, Alzheimer's, Norfolk & Waveney NHS Trust, Epilepsy UK, Headway and MENCAP, 10am-2pm; Victim Support, help for those affected by crime, practical and emotional, 10am-12, centre open `10am-3pm.

Trap Lane Pavilion: Fakenham Town Band practice, 7.30-10pm, 01328 710019 (Frances).

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NECTON. Parish Room: Coffee morning fundraiser for the tower restoration fund, home-made cakes for sale, 10am-12.

SWANTON MORLEY. Angel Cricket Ground, Hoe Road: Cricket Club outdoor net practice session for adults, superb facilities, three qualified coaches, new members welcome, 5pm onwards, George 01362 637620.

WELLS. Wells Town Football Club: Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm public event, find out more about the project, including local business opportunities, 2-6pm; details 01263 822427.

GIGS

BURNHAM THORPE. The Lord Nelson: Music night with Chibber, rock and indie covers, 8.45pm.

MATTISHALL. Sports and Social Club: St George's Day celebrations, 8.30pm.

DANCES

EAST TUDDENHAM. Jubilee Hall: Ballroom, Latin and sequence with Nina and Bob, 8-10.30pm �2.50 including refreshments.

FAKENHAM. Community Centre, Oak Street: Line with Dave, beginners 7.15-8.15pm, improvers 8.15-9.45pm, 01328 863697.

SALES

DEREHAM. Salvation Army, St Nicholas Street: Mini market with men's and ladies' clothes, bric-a-brac etc, 9-11.30am.

FAKENHAM. Parish Church: Refreshments and stalls, 10am-1pm.

EXHIBITIONS

WELLS. GalleryPlus, Warham Road: Ongoing exhibitions/working studio, open daily Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm.

FRIDAY, 24/04/2009

EVENTS

BRINTON. Brinton Hall: Invitation to View, 16th century house rebuilt by the Brereton family in 1822, formal gardens, 18th century walled kitchen garden, parkland, 2.30pm �13 including tea/coffee with cakes; booking essential 01206 573948/www.mercurytheatre.co.uk.

DEREHAM. The Cr�che Room, Leisure Centre: Little Stars Single Parent Group, every Friday, 9.30-11.30 �1 per family for refreshments, details Jo 01362 851956/07927 862334.

Meeting Point, St Withburga Lane: Talking With Friends, speaker Lady Gillian Shephard, Baroness Shephard of Northwold, 7 for 7.30pm.

HOLT. Bayfield Hall: Invitation to View, Georgian mansion with 200-acre park designed by Humphrey Repton, 10.30am �10 including tea/coffee with cakes and biscuits; booking essential 01206 573948/www.mercurytheatre.co.uk

MATTISHALL. Pre-school building at the school: Parent and toddler group for parents/carers of pre-school children, drop in for coffee and play, 9-11.45am �1.20 per family.

SCARNING. Village Hall: Baby music, 9.45-10.30am; music and movement for pre-school children, 10.45-11.45am, 01362 690438 (Nicola).

SWANTON MORLEY. All Saints' Church: Bell ringing practice, new bell ringers always welcome, 7.30pm.

TITTLESHALL. Village Hall: Village Screen presents Easy Virtue (12A), 7.30pm �3.50 on door.

CONCERTS

BRISTON. Copeman Centre: Recital by UK organist Penny Weedon, 7.30pm �6/under 16s �3; 01263 860844.

GIGS

BLAKENEY. Harbour Room: St George's Day celebration with the Old Wild Rovers, Red Oktober and Donny Grand, 7.30pm �10 including fish and chip supper; booking essential 01263 741666.

TOFTWOOD. Social Centre: Julieanne, 8.30pm �2/members �1.

WELLS. Corner House Bar: Brian Eade, 8.30pm.

WIGHTON. Carpenter's Arms: Second birthday party with music by Lee Vasey, 9pm.

DANCES

GREAT RYBURGH. Memorial Hall, Fakenham Road: Ballroom and Latin with Sally, beginners 7.15pm, improvers 8.15pm, practice 9.15-10.15pm, 01603 897372.

EXHIBITIONS

WELLS. GalleryPlus, Warham Road: Ongoing exhibitions/working studio, open daily Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm.

SATURDAY, 25/04/2009

EVENTS

BAWDESWELL. Village Hall: Village Screen presents Mamma Mia! Sing-along (PG), 7pm �3.50/children �2.50/family ticket �10, 01362 688749. Bridge for fun afternoon, 2-5pm.

DEREHAM. Mid Norfolk Railway: Fish 'n' Chip Special, cod and chips, sausage and chips or vegetarian option, pint of real ale, glass of wine or soft drink served during ride, 6.30pm �13.50/children �9; booking essential 01362 851723. Steam Extravaganza, steam locomotives running including the last surviving N7 used by the LNER, details 01352 851723/email sales@mnr.org.uk

FAKENHAM. Parish Church: St George's fair, puppet theatre, stalls, books, bric-a-brac, refreshments, 10am-1pm with grand auction at 12.30pm; for church funds.

REEPHAM. Bowls Club: Open day, experienced bowlers or those wishing to learn welcome, 2pm.

High School: Green family fun day, activities and things to try out for all age groups.

Stimpsons Piece Pavilion: Annual quiz evening for teams of not more than six people, 7.30pm �6pp (includes light refreshments).

SWANTON MORLEY. Village Hall: Murder mystery night, 7pm �5 including refreshments, 01362 637166.

SYDERSTONE. Amy Robsart Village Hall: Vulcan to the Sky Club, illustrated talk: The last Flying Vulcan and how it was returned to flight, 7.30-9.30pm �3 on the door or advance on 01485 578171/578588.

WHISSONSETT. Village Hall: Whissonsett Horticultural Society, talk by Bob Flowerdew: No Work Gardening, 7.30pm non members �5.

SHOWS

DEREHAM. Memorial Hall: Comedy Night - comedians tba, doors 7pm, comedy from 8pm �10, 01362 693821.

CONCERTS

WELLS. St Nicholas Church: Nappertandy Irish folk duo in concert, 7.30pm �7/under 16s free, 01328 711312/780801/710716.

GIGS

DEREHAM. Coachmaker's Arms: The Hard Times Tour featuring Axel Loughrey, Ad-Lib, Samantha Coe and the Chav Town Band (blues, bluegrass, folk, country and original material), 8pm.

GRESSENHALL. Social Club: Live music with Carol Ann, 8.30pm �4.

HINDOLVESTON. Village Hall: Martin Carthy, folk singer, 7.30 for 8pm tickets �10 from Graham and Audrey 861748 (returns only).

MATTISHALL. Sports and Social Club: Micky Spanton, 8.30pm.

SYDERSTONE. Green Park Centre, Wicken Green: Athenrye (country and Irish band), 7.30pm-late �10 including hog roast meal, booking essential on 01328 851455/864889 (no tickets on door); proceeds East Anglian Air Ambulance.

TOFTWOOD. Social Centre: Stepback, 8.30pm �5/members �2.50.

WELLS. Wells Memorial Club: Al Smart (soul), 8.30pm.

WOOD NORTON. Village Hall: Chris Newman and Maire Ni Chatasaigh (Irish traditional music, powerhouse and bluegrass), 7.30 for 8pm �10 including light buffet, bar available, 01362 683731.

DANCES

EAST TUDDENHAM. Jubilee Hall: Ballroom, Latin and popular sequence with Nina and Bob, 7.45-10.45pm �3.50.

GREAT RYBURGH. Memorial Hall, Fakenham Road: Ballroom and Latin with Sally, 8-11pm �4, 01603 897372.

HEMPTON. Memorial Hall: Balkan dancing workshop with Cathy Meurier, no partners needed, 11am-4.30pm �8 advance/�10 on day, 01328 856582.

HONINGHAM. Village Hall: Ballroom and sequence with Eddie, 7.30-10.45pm �2.50; proceeds Big C Appeal.

SALES

BINTREE. St Swithin's Church: Spring fair, various stalls, 10am-12.

BLAKENEY. Village Hall: Charity auction, viewing 12, starts 1.30pm; proceeds Blakeney Twelve charity.

BRININGHAM. Village Hall: Jumble, 10.30am-12.30pm.

SWANTON MORLEY. Village Hall: Car boot every Saturday supporting diabetes charity and village hall, 7.30am-12, tables �4.

YAXHAM. St Peter's Close: Car boot and table top, 10am-2pm pitches �4 on day.

EXHIBITIONS

SHIPDHAM. WI Hall: Shipdham Art Group's annual exhibition, tombola and refreshments available, 10am-4.30pm; in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance.

WELLS. GalleryPlus, Warham Road: Ongoing exhibitions/working studio, open daily Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm.

SUNDAY, 26/04/2009

EVENTS

DEREHAM. Mid Norfolk Railway: Steam Extravaganza, steam locomotives running including the last surviving N7 used by the LNER, details 01352 851723 or email sales@mnr.org.uk .

Royal Standard, Baxter Row: Bingo, cash prizes, 4pm.

NORTH ELMHAM. Mid Norfolk Railway, County School station: County School in Wartime, music by Timescape, stalls, military vehicles, memorabilia, children's activities, exhibition, 10am �1/children and re-enactors free.

SHOWS

DEREHAM. Memorial Hall: Comedy Night - comedians tba, doors 7pm, comedy from 8pm �10, 01362 693821.

GIGS

BLAKENEY. Harbour Room: Folk night, 8pm.

SALES

BLAKENEY. Village Hall: Antique and collectors fair, 10am-4pm 50p.

DEREHAM. Memorial Hall: Antique bottle and collectors' fair, 9-10am 50p, after 10am free.

SWANTON MORLEY. Darby's Field: Garden jumble fair, bring along anything relating to the garden, trade stands welcome, from 8am pitches �5, 01362 637647.

EXHIBITIONS

SHIPDHAM. WI Hall: Shipdham Art Group's annual exhibition, tombola and refreshments available, 10am-4.30pm; in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance.

WELLS. GalleryPlus, Warham Road: Ongoing exhibitions/working studio, open daily Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm.

MONDAY, 27/04/2009

EVENTS

DEREHAM. Salvation Army Hall: Informal group for first time parents (up to nine months), 1.30-3.30pm.

FAKENHAM. Trap Lane Pavilion: Fakenham Town Band junior workshop, 7-8.30pm, 01328 710019 (Frances).

GARVESTONE. Village Hall: Toddlers group, 1.30-3pm.

HEMPTON. Memorial Hall: Norfolk Wildlife Trust (Fakenham), illustrated talk: Life in The Wash, 7.30pm �2.

SWANTON MORLEY. Angel Cricket Ground, Hoe Road: Cricket training for youngsters aged eight-14 (boys and girls), three qualified coaches, Clubmark accreditation, equipment provided, excellent facilities, 6-7.30pm annual membership �2 and �1.50 per session, George 01362 637620.

DANCES

BRISLEY. Village Hall: Country and folk dancing session with guidance, beginners especially welcome, 7.30-9.30pm �1 (includes refreshments), 01362 869161.

TOFTWOOD. Village Hall: Line, beginners 7.30-8.30pm �3, improvers 8.30-10pm �4, 01603 746048 (Melissa).

SALES

GRESSENHALL. Social Club, Rougholme Close: General auction, cash only, 6pm, 07963 641687 (Denise).

EXHIBITIONS

WELLS. GalleryPlus, Warham Road: Ongoing exhibitions/working studio, open daily Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm.

TUESDAY, 28/04/2009

EVENTS

DEREHAM. London Road Scout HQ: Dereham and District Toy Library and SNAP (Special Needs and Parents), term time 9am-noon, school holidays 10am-12 �1 per family, details 01362 690148/853373.

SCARNING. Village Hall: Art group, all abilities (beginners welcome), 9am-12 �4 (tea/coffee included), �4 per morning, just come along or ring 01362 687943.

SCULTHORPE. Village Hall: Fakenham Choral Society meeting, 7.30pm, 01328 851848.

WALSINGHAM. Village Hall: Baby and toddler group, regular meetings for all accompanied birth to five-year-olds welcome, 9.30-11.30am, 01263 821507.

DANCES

BYLAUGH. Bylaugh Hall: Lindy hop with Rock the Block, lesson 8-9pm, followed by freestyle �5.

FAKENHAM. Fakenham Community Centre, Oak Street: Beginners line dancing class, 10am-11.30am.

MATTISHALL. Sports and Social Club: Modern jive with Foot-loose, 7.30-10.30pm, 07947 607810.

TOFTWOOD. Village Hall: Tea dance, 2-4.30pm �2.50 including refreshments. Tea dance with Nina and Bob, 2-4.30pm �2.50 including refreshments.

EXHIBITIONS

WELLS. GalleryPlus, Warham Road: Ongoing exhibitions/working studio, open daily Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm.

WEDNESDAY, 29/04/2009

EVENTS

CLEY. Norfolk Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre, Cley Marshes Nature Reserve: Guided walk with warden, 10am �5/children and NWT members �3, 01263 740008.

DEREHAM. Leisure Centre: Baby massage class, weekly event for birth to 7 months, for colic, sleep, bonding etc; baby yoga, 2pm details 01362 851819/07710 897498.

Salvation Army, St Nicholas Street: Cameo Club meeting with special guests the Northgate High School musicians, 2pm.

Methodist Church Hall, Theatre Street: Dereham Antiquarian Society - the annual Cowper Evening, with speaker the Rev Jonathan Boston, 7.30pm �2/members �1.

NORTH CREAKE. Village Hall: North Creake Baby and Toddler Group, from birth to five years, 01263 821507.

SCARNING. Village Hall: Art group, all abilities (beginners welcome), 9am-12 �4 (tea/coffee included), �4 per morning, just come along or ring 01362 687943.

SCULTHORPE. Village Hall: Bingo, 7.30pm.

TOFTWOOD. Village Hall: Whist drive, 1.30pm.

WALSINGHAM. Car park next to Norfolk Riddle car park, Wells Road: Fit Together, six mile Walsingham walk (unsuitable for dogs), 10.30am.

GIGS

DEREHAM. Royal Standard, 86 Baxter Row: Jam sessions, 8pm.

LYNG. Lakeside Country Club: Dereham Jazz Society presents Destination Swing, 8.30pm �10.

DANCES

DEREHAM. Phoenix Hotel, Church Street: Ballroom, Latin, tango, swing and salsa with Xavier, practice 7.30-9.30pm �5, per person, 01760 336410.

GRESSENHALL. Social Club: Line dancing classes, 7.30pm �3.

HOCKERING. Village Hall: Dereham Sequence Dance Club, including tuition and refreshments, 8-10.15pm �2.50.

EXHIBITIONS

WELLS. GalleryPlus, Warham Road: Ongoing exhibitions/working studio, open daily Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm.