DIARY February 12-18

THURSDAY, 12/02/2009EVENTSDEREHAM. Conservative Club: Dereham Cancer Group meeting with Valentine's theme, 7.30pm.FAKENHAM. First Focus, 18 Cattle Market Street: Drop-in centre, Valentine's Day card making; Victim Support (help for those affected by crime, practical and emotional); Shopmobility, 10am-3pm.

THURSDAY, 12/02/2009

EVENTS

DEREHAM. Conservative Club: Dereham Cancer Group meeting with Valentine's theme, 7.30pm.

FAKENHAM. First Focus, 18 Cattle Market Street: Drop-in centre, Valentine's Day card making; Victim Support (help for those affected by crime, practical and emotional); Shopmobility, 10am-3pm.


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

WALSINGHAM. Abbey Grounds: Snowdrop and aconites walk, 22 acres, 10am-4pm �3/concs �2; information 01328 820510/820259.

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WELLS. The Maltings, Staithe Street: Homes for Wells present a pre-Valentine pamper evening, various pampering sessions and treats (most �5 a session), from 7pm entrance �1.

YAXHAM. Church Hall: Playgroup for toddlers and preschoolers every Thursday, feel free to pop in and have a look round, 9.15-11am �5 per session.

CONCERTS

WHISSONSETT. Village Hall: Creative Arts East present the Spaghetti Swing Band, 7.30pm �7.50/concs �6.50/family ticket �26 advance or �8.50/�7.50/�30 on door, 01328 700010/700299/Whissonsett PO.

DANCES

DEREHAM. Leisure Centre: Ballroom and Latin with Xavier, beginners 8.30-10pm �6, members �5, 01760 336410.

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.

FRIDAY, 13/02/2009

EVENTS

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

Meeting Point: Amateur Organists Club meeting, 7-10pm.

EAST BARSHAM. Village Hall: Prize bingo, 7.30pm.

HINGHAM. Lincoln Hall, The Fairlands: Prize bingo, refreshments available, doors 7pm, eyes down 8pm; proceeds for hall improvements.

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, 01362 690438 (Nicola). 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.

TITCHWELL. The Feeding Station, RSPB Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve: South Atlantic Odyssey, illustrated talk by Jim Scott, 7-9pm �5, 01485 210779.

WALSINGHAM. Abbey Grounds: Snowdrop and aconites walk, 22 acres, 10am-4pm �3/concs �2; information 01328 820510 or 820259.

SHOWS

WELLS. Granary Theatre: Whose Line is it Anyway? 7.30pm �6.50/Friends �5.30.

WEST ACRE. West Acre Theatre, River Road: To Be Frank: Frankie Howerd and the Secret of Happiness - David Benson's one-man show, 7.30pm �15, 01760 755800.

GIGS

GRESSENHALL. Social Club, Rougholme Close: Gressenhall CMC presents Billy Bubba King, 8pm �6, 01362 860547.

TOFTWOOD. Social Centre: Rick Hallam (country 60s-70s), 8.30pm �2/members �1.

WELLS. Corner House Bar: Fanakapan, 8.30pm.

SS Albatros, Quay: Acoustic Avalanche (rock, pop, soul), 8pm.

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.

SCULTHORPE. Village Hall: Dance, listen, watch the Bowler Hat Traditional Jazz Band, bring your own drinks, 8pm free.

SWANTON MORLEY. Village Hall: Ballroom, Latin and sequence with Dave and Jean, 7.30-10.30pm �3 including refreshments.

WHINBURGH. The Mustard Pot: Valentine's 80s karaoke and disco, 8.30pm.

SALES

BRADENHAM. Village Hall: General auction, goods in from 1pm, starts 6pm; information 01362 851475 (Gerry).

SATURDAY, 14/02/2009

EVENTS

GLANDFORD. Natural Surroundings, Bayfield Estate: Bird walks for the family, river walks, pond dipping, gardens and wild birds to enjoy, 10am-4pm �3/children �2/under fives free.

GRESSENHALL. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse: Spring Cleaning, drop into Cherry Tree Cottage and farmhouse to look at cleaning methods used in the past plus drop in and meet Mr Valentine, piece the puzzle together and join in this Norfolk tradition, 10am-4pm, museum admission applies (�7.70/concs �6.60/young person (4-16) �5.50).

WALSINGHAM. Abbey Grounds: Snowdrop and aconites walk, 22 acres, 10am-4pm �3/concs �2; information 01328 820510 or 820259.

GIGS

DEREHAM. Dereham Town Football Club, Aldiss Park, Norwich Road: Valentine's party with music from The Peppermint Men (60s), 8pm �8/members �6 including buffet, 01362 690460.

Royal Standard, Baxter Row: Karaoke, 8pm.

Conservative Club, Quebec Street: Rob Charles, 8.30-11.45pm.

MATTISHALL. Sports and Social Club: Spin Off, free food, 8.30pm non members �2.50.

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

WELLS. Alderman Peel School: Rock 'n' Roll evening with Mervyn and the Starbeats, 8pm till late �6 adv/�7 on door, 01328 864623; proceeds Friends of Wells Community Hospital.

Corner House Bar: Mark Fawcett, 8.30pm.

Memorial Club: Valentine's music night, with Gangster and Molls fancy dress, 8.30-11.30pm.

SS Albatros, Quay: Space Whale (reggae, rock, ska), 8.30pm.

DANCES

DEREHAM. Dereham Town Football Club: Valentine's night with The Peppermint Men, buffet included in ticket price of �6 members/�8 non-members, bookings: 690460.

EAST TUDDENHAM. Jubilee Hall: Valentine's dance with music by Splash plus disco support, 8pm-till late �6, 01603 880813.

SWANTON MORLEY. Village Hall: Valentine's dance, 7.30-11pm �3.50.

YAXHAM. Village Hall: Valentine dance with live music by Mister Buss, 8pm �tba, 01953 605825; proceeds to Quidenham Hospice.

SALES

DEREHAM. Market Place: Farmers' market, 9am-12.

HOCKERING. Village Hall: Jumble sale and coffee morning, jigsaws, children's clothes, raffle etc, 10am-12; proceeds St Michael's Church.

SUNDAY, 15/02/2009

EVENTS

BRINTON. Brinton Hall, Stody Road: Garden open for St John Ambulance, parkland sweeping down to watermeadows and lake, woodland walks with naturalised snowdrops, unusual trees, refreshments available, well-behaved dogs on leads welcome, 11am-4pm �3/children under 12 free.

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

EAST LEXHAM. Lexham Hall: Snowdrop walk, soup and refreshments available, dogs on leads welcome, 11am-4pm �4/under 16s free; proceeds National Association for the Blind.

FAKENHAM. Parish Church: National Marriage Week (Feb 8-14) thanksgiving service for marriage with the renewal of vows followed by refreshments, 3pm; information from the parish office: 01328 862268.

GRESSENHALL. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse: Spring Cleaning, drop into Cherry Tree Cottage and farmhouse to look at cleaning methods used in the past plus drop in and meet Mr Valentine, piece the puzzle together and join in this Norfolk tradition, 10am-4pm, museum admission applies (�7.70/concs �6.60/young person (4-16) �5.50).

MORTON. Morton Hall, Morton-on-the-Hill: Snowdrop walk, off the A1067, sorry no dogs, refreshments available, 12-4pm; donations welcome for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Quidenham).

WALSINGHAM. Abbey Grounds: Snowdrop and aconites walk, 22 acres, 10am-4pm �3/concs �2; information 01328 820510 or 820259.

GIGS

DEREHAM. Phoenix Hotel: Just Jazz Good Time Jazz Band, 7.30pm, table booking: 01362 692276.

WELLS. SS Albatros, Quay: Morra (Irish folk), 2-5pm.

WEST ACRE. West Acre Theatre, River Road: The Cocktail Jazz Band, 2.30pm �15 including a cocktail and light lunch, 01760 755800.

WIGHTON. Carpenter's Arms: Vic Salter, 3pm.

SALES

DEREHAM. Memorial Hall, Norwich Street: Dereham Lions Club car boot, 8am pitches �5, 01362 690162.

MONDAY, 16/02/2009

EVENTS

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

GARVESTON. Village Hall: Toddlers group, 1.40-3pm.

GRESSENHALL. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse: Spring Cleaning, drop into Cherry Tree Cottage and farmhouse to look at cleaning methods used in the past plus drop in and meet Mr Valentine, piece the puzzle together and join in this Norfolk tradition, 10am-4pm, museum admission applies (�7.70/concs �6.60/young person (4-16) �5.50).

WALSINGHAM. Abbey Grounds: Snowdrop and aconites walk, 22 acres, 10am-4pm �3/concs �2; information 01328 820510 or 820259.

DANCES

BRISLEY. Village Hall: Country and folk dancing with instruction, 7.30-9.30pm �1, 01362 869161 (Don/Joyce).

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, 07748 420217 (Terry).

TUESDAY, 17/02/2009

EVENTS

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

Meeting Point: Bingo, 7.30pm.

FAKENHAM. First Focus, 18 Cattle Market Street: Drop-in centre, Stroke Club (Needs in the Home, 11am-12.30pm), working lunch provided; Family History, 10am-1pm.

GLANDFORD. Natural Surroundings, Bayfield Estate: Family nest box making, river walks, pond dipping, gardens and wild birds to enjoy, 10am-4pm �3/children �2/under fives free.

GRESSENHALL. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse: Spring Cleaning, drop into Cherry Tree Cottage and farmhouse to look at cleaning methods used in the past plus drop in and meet Mr Valentine, piece the puzzle together and join in this Norfolk tradition, 10am-4pm, museum admission applies (�7.70/concs �6.60/young person (4-16) �5.50).

SCARNING. Village Hall: Art group, all grades, just come in or ring, 9am-12 �4 (includes tea/coffee), 01362 687943.

SCULTHORPE. Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve: Half term wildlife discovery activities, details: 01328 856788.

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.

Abbey Grounds: Snowdrop and aconites walk, 22 acres, 10am-4pm �3/concs �2; details: 01328 820510/820259.

WELLS. Friends Meeting House, Church Street: WEA eight week course starts - History of Opera Part 1, with tutor Andres H-Salazar, 10.30am-12.30pm �42.80 (course), free to those in receipt of benefit; details 01328 710652.

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 with Nina and Bob, 2-4.30pm �2.50 including refreshments.

WEDNESDAY, 18/02/2009

EVENTS

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

Memorial Hall: Pirate School children's workshop and show with Pandora's Box Theatre Productions, for ages four-nine, noon followed by show at 2pm workshop �6, show �6 or �10 for both, booking essential: 01362 693821.

Salvation Army, 3 St Nicholas Street: Cameo Club meeting with guest speaker, Jenny Morgan, 2pm.

Library: Dereham Society AGM, followed by talk - Kerelas National Parks and Backwaters, non members welcome, 7.30pm.

GRESSENHALL. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse: Spring Cleaning, drop into Cherry Tree Cottage and farmhouse to look at cleaning methods used in the past plus drop in and meet Mr Valentine, piece the puzzle together and join in this Norfolk tradition, 10am-4pm, museum admission applies (�7.70/concs �6.60/young person (4-16) �5.50).

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

REEPHAM. Library: Nintendo Wii fun day, 2-5pm.

SCARNING. Village Hall: Art group, all grades, just come in or ring, 9am-12 �4 (includes tea/coffee), 01362 687943.

SCULTHORPE. Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve: Half term wildlife discovery activities, details: 01328 856788.

TOFTWOOD. Village Hall: Whist drive, 1.30pm.

Social Centre: Bingo, 8.30pm.

WALSINGHAM. Abbey Grounds: Snowdrop and aconites walk, 22 acres, 10am-4pm �3/concs �2; information 01328 820510/820259.

GIGS

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

King's Head Hotel: Dereham Folk Club, 8.30pm; details: 01362 695947.

LYNG. Lakeside Country Club: Dereham Jazz Society present Eddie Seales' Big Band, 8.30pm �8.

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.

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