Diary March 5 - March 10

THURSDAY, 05/03/2009EVENTSDEREHAM. Library: Sophie Hannah, psychological thriller writer and poet, discussing her new publication The Other Half Lives, 7pm free but booking essential: 01362 693184.

THURSDAY, 05/03/2009

EVENTS

DEREHAM. Library: Sophie Hannah, psychological thriller writer and poet, discussing her new publication The Other Half Lives, 7pm free but booking essential: 01362 693184.

FAKENHAM. First Focus Drop-in Centre, 18 Cattle Market Street: Diabetes Support Group meeting with Aliray Bunkle Q/E Hospital specialist diabetes nurse, 11.30am-12.30pm; drop in centre open 10am-3pm.

Masonic Hall, Hayes Lane: The Fakenham Society, talk - The Mysterious Green Man, 7.30pm visitors �2.50.

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

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

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.

SHOWS

WELLS. Granary Theatre: Transaction Theatre, Girls Night, the Musical, �7.30pm �8.

GIGS

BURNHAM THORPE. Lord Nelson: Stone Pony (duo), 8.30pm.

DANCES

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

EAST TUDDENHAM. Jubilee Hall: Tea dance with Nina and Bob, 2-4.30pm �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, 06/03/2009

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.

Wellspring Centre, 35 Neatherd Road: Women's World Day of Prayer with speaker Jackie Woor, all welcome (men/women/young people), 2.30pm.

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.

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

WELLS. Friends Meeting House, Church Street: Women's World Day of Prayer service, speaker Janet Barrow, 2.30pm (men welcome).

SHOWS

WEST ACRE. West Acre Theatre, River Road: Talking Heads (monologues) by Alan Bennett, A Lady of Letters with Irma Bullough, A Chip in the Sugar with Andy Naylor, 7.30pm �12/concs �6, 01760 755800.

GIGS

DEREHAM. Splitz Nightclub, Quebec Street: The Hoodwinks and The Transmission, 8.30pm free entry.

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

WELLS. Corner House Bar: Rainmen, 8.30pm.

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.

STIBBARD. Village Hall: Folk and country dancing, 7.45pm 75p.

SALES

CRANWORTH. Village Hall: General auction, entries from 1pm, sale 6pm, 01362 851475.

SATURDAY, 07/03/2009

EVENTS

BAWDESWELL. Village Hall: Quiz night and supper, lasagne, salad and garlic bread, apple crumble and cream, bar and raffle available, 7 for 7.30pm �7.50pp; proceeds Friends of Bawdeswell Church.

DEREHAM. Memorial Hall: Circus workshop and Show, for ages four-11 workshop noon �6, followed by a circus show 2pm �6 (�10 if booking both), 01362 693821.

HEMPTON. Memorial Hall: Darwin's Dilemmas, talk by Dr E M Bridges on Darwin's Dilemmas of the Origin of Species, 7.30pm �5; proceeds hall funds and Fakenham Museum.

MELTON CONSTABLE. The Country Club: M&GN Circle presents a railway talk with Nigel Digby, 2pm free.

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

SHOWS

WEST ACRE. West Acre Theatre, River Road: Talking Heads (monologues) by Alan Bennett, Bed Among The Lentils with Issy Huckle, A Cream Cracker Under The Settee with Lesley Mardle, 7.30pm �12/concs �6, 01760 755800.

WOOD NORTON. Village Hall, Stibbard Road: Creative Arts East presents The Pioneers (musical drama) - Seethrewmusic, 8pm �7.50/concs �6.50/family ticket �26 advance or �8.50/�7.50/�30 on door, 01362 683731/683291.

GIGS

DEREHAM. Churchills: Open mic night and acoustic showcase, 8pm-late free (no membership required).

Royal Standard, Baxter Row: Karaoke, 8pm.

Conservative Club: Carol, 8.30-11.45pm �3.50/members �2.50.

EAST TUDDENHAM. Village Hall: Friends of Mattishall Primary School 60s Night featuring music from Sounds Imperial, optional fancy dress (prize for best dressed), 8pm-midnight �6.50, 01362 695660/858510.

HOLME HALE. Village Hall: Nigel 'Boy' Syer and Lisa Marie, bring own refreshments, 7.30pm �8, 01603 879572.

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

WELLS. Ark Royal: Michael Ruston and Helen (60s-70s), 8.30pm.

DANCES

BYLAUGH. Bylaugh Hall: Rock the Block presents an Any Swing Goes swing dance, with special guests Julie Mertz and Marty Klempner (USA), 8pm-late �5 advance or �7 on door, 01603 458637/07876 441981.

SWANTON MORLEY. Village Hall: Ballroom, Latin and popular sequence with Derek and Shirley, charity raffle, refreshments, 7.30-10.30pm �2.50.

SALES

DEREHAM. Church House, Church Street: Jumble, mainly new clothing and bric-a-brac, 10am-12; proceeds Alzheimer's Society.

LYNG. Village Hall: Car boot and table top, set-up 8am, public 9am-12 pitched �5, 01603 872889.

EXHIBITIONS

BURNHAM MARKET. Regatta Fine Art: Scottish Show, an exhibition of work by Scottish painters (to April 2, Tuesday-Saturday), 10.30am-5.30pm.

HOLME HALE. 7 Lower Road: Open Studio Weekend, exhibition of paintings, wood turning, wood and metal fish and cards by Christopher Hollick, 10am-4.30pm.

SUNDAY, 08/03/2009

EVENTS

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

FAKENHAM. Market Place: Guided walk looking at the wealth of countryside accessible from the town centre, details from the Wensum Valley Trust: 01362 861183/steve.dalliston@wensumvalleytrust.org.uk .

REEPHAM. Whitwell and Reepham Station: Reunion for all those who took the train to school in Fakenham, Melton Constable and Norwich via City Station from the early 1950s until closure of the M&GN line, 2-4pm.

TOFTWOOD. Social Centre: Quiz night, 7.30pm teams of four �5; proceeds Muscular Dystrophy.

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

GIGS

DEREHAM. Royal Standard, Baxter Row: Pete Kiwi Keegan and his all live Skiffle Band, 3pm.

SALES

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

EXHIBITIONS

HOLME HALE. 7 Lower Road: Open Studio Weekend, exhibition of paintings, wood turning, wood and metal fish and cards by Christopher Hollick, 10am-4.30pm.

MONDAY, 09/03/2009

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).

FULMODESTON. Old School Hall: Thirty games of bingo for �2, 7.30pm; proceeds playing field funds.

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

WELLS. Granary Theatre, Staithe Street: Village Screen presents I've Loved Her So Long (12A), 7pm �5, 01328 710883/Kinsleys/Alton Hair Studio in Wells.

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, 10/03/2009

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, cash and prizes, 7.30pm.

FAKENHAM. First Focus Drop-In Centre, 18 Cattle Market Street: Card making, materials provided; internet access, 10am-1pm.

SCARNING. Village Hall: Art group, abilities (beginners welcome), 9am-12 �4 (tea/coffee included), 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 with Nina and Bob, 2-4.30pm �2.50 including refreshments.

EXHIBITIONS

BURNHAM MARKET. Regatta Fine Art: Scottish Show, an exhibition of work by Scottish painters (to April 2, Tuesday-Saturday), 10.30am-5.30pm.

WEDNESDAY, 11/03/2009

EVENTS

DEREHAM. Methodist Church Hall, Theatre Street: WEA course - Norfolk From Aerial Photographs, with Derek Edwards, 10.15am �4 per week, details: 01362 820580.

Salvation Army, 3 St Nicholas Street: Cameo Club meeting with guest speaker, the Rev David Hill, 2pm.

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.

Methodist Church Hall, Theatre Street: Dereham Antiquarian Society, illustrated lecture - The Herring Fleet Industry, 7.30pm �2/members �1.

HARDINGHAM. Village Hall: Little Acorns parent and toddler group, 9.30-11.30am, 01953 850665/851181.

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

TOFTWOOD. Village Hall: Whist drive, 1.30pm.

GIGS

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

LYNG. Lakeside Country Club, Quarry Lane: The Dereham Jazz Society presents the Phil Brooke Quartet, 8.30-11pm �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.

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

EXHIBITIONS

BURNHAM MARKET. Regatta Fine Art: Scottish Show, an exhibition of work by Scottish painters (to April 2, Tuesday-Saturday), 10.30am-5.30pm.