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Diary: December 17-23

PUBLISHED: 12:02 16 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:34 07 July 2010

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17



EVENTS

BINHAM. Village Hall: Fit Together Health Walk, 3.5 miles, 10.30am; information 07826 869377.

FAKENHAM. Masonic Hall, Hayes Lane: Fakenham Society, A Brass Band Soiree, presented by Danny Wakefield, 7.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17

EVENTS

BINHAM. Village Hall: Fit Together Health Walk, 3.5 miles, 10.30am; information 07826 869377.

FAKENHAM. Masonic Hall, Hayes Lane: Fakenham Society, A Brass Band Soiree, presented by Danny Wakefield, 7.30pm £2.50.

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

First Focus, 18 Cattle Market Street: Sandra's Relax Day, internet access, 10am-3pm.

HOLKHAM. Holkham Hall car park (near lake): Fit Together Health Walk, 2.5 miles around the lake, 2pm; information 07826 869377.

NECTON. Parish Room: Christmas coffee morning, 10am-12 £1; proceeds All Saints' Church.

PENSTHORPE. Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens: Floodlit bird feed, commentary by wardens, 4pm included in normal admission or if spending £2 or more in the shop, otherwise charge of £2 applies.

SCULTHORPE. Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve: Monthly toddlers' story time and activity session, 10am £3; information 01328 856788.

SWANTON MORLEY. All Saints' Church: Christmas Tree Festival, 20 plus decorated trees, 11am-3pm.

FITNESS

FAKENHAM. Infant and Nursery School: Tai chi, relaxation, meditation, mobility, 7-9pm.

Fakenham Sports Centre, Hempton Road: Arriba! Wellness Club and Community Weight Loss Challenge, 7.30pm, details Helen Smith 01485 529170.

MATTISHALL. Memorial Centre: Yoga class, 7-8.30pm.

TOFTWOOD. Scout Haven, Shipdham Road: Aerobics class, get fit, have fun to fast and funky music, bring towel, mat and drink, 7.30-8.30pm, details 01362 695949.

DANCES

DEREHAM. Leisure Centre, Station Road: Ballroom and Latin with Xavier, beginners, 8.30-10pm £7, gym members £6, 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, DECEMBER 18

EVENTS

DEREHAM. Library: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Group, 6pm, 01362 853138.

Methodist Church Hall, Theatre Street: Pilates, 1.15-2.15pm £7, 01362 860857.

The Crèche 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.

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

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.

NORTH TUDDENHAM. Village Hall: Whist drive, 7.30pm £2, 01362 698905.

PENSTHORPE. Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens: Floodlit bird feed, commentary by wardens, 4pm included in normal admission or if spending £2 or more in the shop, otherwise charge of £2 applies.

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, 7.30pm. Christmas Tree Festival, 20 plus decorated trees, 11am-3pm.

All Saints' Church: Bell ringing practice, new members welcome 7.30pm.

FITNESS

SWANTON MORLEY. Village Hall: Yoga class, 1.30-3pm.

YAXHAM. Village Hall: Total body workout, fun fitness class suitable for all fitness levels and ages, 10.15-11.15am, 01362 851767.

SHOWS

WEST ACRE. West Acre Theatre, River Road: The Best Christmas Ever (family show) - Westacre Theatre Company, 7.30pm £12, 01760 755800.

CONCERTS

BRISTON. Copeman Centre: Micky Leary (Hammond organ and Yamaha keyboard), seasonal music, audience participation, 7.30pm £3, 01263 860844.

GIGS

TOFTWOOD. Social Centre: Waddo, 8.30pm £2/members £1.

WELLS. Corner House Bar, Staithe Street: Rainmen, 8.30pm.

WIGHTON. Carpenter's Arms: Christmas party with live music from Viv Salter, 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: English country dancing, 7.45pm 75p.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19

EVENTS

BLAKENEY. Quay: Seal trips with Beans, 9.45am £8/children (under 14) £4/under twos free; booking essential 01263 740505 or 740038.

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

FOULSHAM. Holy Innocents Church: Christmas Tree Festival, 10am-12.

GARVESTONE. Village Hall: Remembrance Christmas Tree, for those who have lost loved ones, write your message on a star and hang on the tree, from 2pm.

GREAT MASSINGHAM. St Mary's Church: Christmas Tree Festival, 10am-4pm.

HINDOLVESTON. Village Hall: Village Screen presents The Young Victoria (PG), 7.30pm £4.50, 01263 860583 or Parkers Garage in the village.

MORSTON. Quay: Seal trips with Temples, 9.15am £8/children (14 and under) £4; booking essential 01263 740791.

PENSTHORPE. Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens: Floodlit bird feed, commentary by wardens, 4pm included in normal admission or if spending £2 or more in the shop, otherwise charge of £2 applies.

SWANTON MORLEY. All Saints' Church: Christmas Tree Festival, 20 plus decorated trees, 11am-3pm.

WHITWELL. Whitwell & Reepham Station: Diesel engine Georgie pulling BSK carriage, museum open, refreshment room, 10am-6pm.

Whitwell and Reepham Railway: Santa train rides, own compartments for families, visit from Santa grotto with gift for children under 15, mulled wine, sherry, soft drinks and mince pies, festivities at the station, from 10am £10 per person/under twos £3, 01603 871694 or info@whitwellstation.com

SHOWS

WEST ACRE. West Acre Theatre, River Road: The Best Christmas Ever (family show) - Westacre Theatre Company, 2.30pm £10 and 7.30pm £12, 01760 755800.

CONCERTS

DEREHAM. Memorial Hall, Norwich Street: Dereham Band Christmas Concert, 7.30pm £5/concs £4.50 on door.

FAKENHAM. Parish Church: Christmas Brass and Voices with Fakenham Choral Society and Occasional Brass, directed by Janet Kelsey, 7.30pm £10/under 18s free, 01328 830639 or on door.

GRESSENHALL. St Mary's Church: Concert by the Children's Music Group based at the Old School, Gressenhall, 2.30pm free entry.

GIGS

DEREHAM. Cherry Tree, Theatre Street: Jay Jay Cabaret, 8pm.

GRESSENHALL. Social Club, Rougholme Close: Alibi, 8.30-11.45pm £4.

TOFTWOOD. Social Centre: Mel Stevens and the Strollers, listen or dance, 8.300pm £5/members £2.50.

DANCES

LONGHAM. Village Hall: Christmas dance to music by The Strollers, bar available, 8pm-midnight £5, 01362 687360.

YAXHAM. Village Hall: Christmas charity dance to music by Mister Buss, 8pm-til late £5, 01362 668699 or 695876; proceeds Help for Heroes.

SALES

CASTLE ACRE. Friends of Castle Acre Church bookshop: Second-hand books, mince pies, 10.30am-4pm.

DEREHAM. Mid Norfolk Railway Station: Santa Specials, with professional entertainers and refreshments on board, £10 for adults and children; times, bookings and information on 01362 851723 .

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20

EVENTS

BEESTON. St Mary's Church: Christmas carol service, 6pm

BLAKENEY. Quay: Seal trips with Beans, 10.15am £8/children (under 14) £4/under twos free; booking essential 01263 740505 or 740038.

FAKENHAM. Parish Church: Candlelit carol service, 6.30pm.

FOULSHAM. Holy Innocents Church: Christmas Tree Festival, 10am-4pm.

GREAT MASSINGHAM. St Mary's Church: Carol service, 3pm. Christmas Tree Festival, 12-3pm.

HOLKHAM. St Withburga's Church: Christmas carol service, with nine lessons and carols, mulled wine, soft drinks and mince pies, 11.30am.

MORSTON. Quay: Seal trips with Temples, 9.45am £8/children (14 and under) £4; booking essential 01263 740791.

PENSTHORPE. Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens: Floodlit bird feed, commentary by wardens, 4pm included in normal admission or if spending £2 or more in the shop, otherwise charge of £2 applies.

SWANTON MORLEY. All Saints' Church: Christmas Tree Festival, 20 plus decorated trees, 1-3pm.

Village Hall: Christmas prize bingo, doors 7pm; eyes down 7.30pm; proceeds Dereham Lions Club local charities.

TOFTWOOD. Social Centre: Children's Christmas party with George and Judy, 3-5pm.

WELLS. The Boathouse, Beach Road: Wells Lifeboat Christmas carol service with Fakenham Town Band and Wells Churches Together, 6.30pm.

WHITWELL. Whitwell & Reepham Station: Diesel engine Georgie pulling BSK carriage, museum open, refreshment room, 10am-6pm.

Whitwell and Reepham Railway: Santa train rides, own compartments for families, visit from Santa grotto with gift for children under 15, mulled wine, sherry, soft drinks and mince pies, festivities at the station, from 10am £10 per person/under twos £3, 01603 871694 or info@whitwellstation.com

WIVETON. St Mary's Church: Candlelit carol service with the Christmas Iceni Choir, directed by Mark Jones, mulled wine and mince pies afterwards, 6.30pm; collection for Save the Children.

WORTHING. St Margaret's Church: Carols by Candlelight, 6pm.

CONCERTS

FAKENHAM. Fakenham High School, Field Lane: Fakenham Town Band Christmas Concert, 2.30pm £4.50 on door.

SALES

DEREHAM. Mid Norfolk Railway Station: Santa Specials, with professional entertainers and refreshments on board, £10 for adults and children; times, bookings and information on 01362 851723.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 21

EVENTS

BITTERING. Parish Church: Carols by Candlelight, followed by coffee and mince pies, 6.30pm.

BLAKENEY. Quay: Seal trips with Beans, 10.30am £8/children (under 14) £4/under twos free; booking essential 01263 740505 or 740038.

DEREHAM. Library: Christmas storytime for under eights, must be accompanied by adult, 10-10.30am; book a place on 01362 693184.

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

FOULSHAM. Holy Innocents Church: Christmas Tree Festival, 10am-4pm.

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

MORSTON. Quay: Seal trips with Temples, 10am £8/children (14 and under) £4; booking essential 01263 740791.

PENSTHORPE. Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens: Floodlit bird feed, commentary by wardens, 4pm included in normal admission or if spending £2 or more in the shop, otherwise charge of £2 applies.

REEPHAM. Library: Christmas storytime for under eights, must be accompanied by adult, 2-2.30pm; book a place on 01603 870474.

SWANTON MORLEY. All Saints' Church: Christmas Tree Festival, 20 plus decorated trees, 11am-3pm.

FITNESS

HONINGHAM. Village Hall: Aerobics, 7.30pm, (Christine) 01603 880852.

SWANTON MORLEY. Primary School: Yoga classes, 4-5pm term time only, 01362 637219.

SHOWS

WEST ACRE. West Acre Theatre, River Road: The Best Christmas Ever (family show) - Westacre Theatre Company, 2.30pm £10 and 7.30pm £12, 01760 755800.

DANCES

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

SALES

BLAKENEY. Harbour Rooms, High Street: Christmas farmers' market, 9.30am-1pm; collection in support of Help for Heroes.

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

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22

EVENTS

BLAKENEY. Quay: Seal trips with Beans, 11am £8/children (under 14) £4/under twos free; booking essential 01263 740505 or 740038.

DEREHAM. Dereham Cancer Care Support and Information Centre: Charity Christmas coffee morning, with sausage rolls, mince pies, chocolates and raffle, from 10.20am.

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.

FAKENHAM. Salvation Army Hall, Oak Street: Fakenham Choral Society rehearsal, new members welcome, 7.30pm, 01328 851848.

First Focus, Cattle Market Street: Merry Christmas morning, mince pies and a chat, 10am-1pm.

FOULSHAM. Holy Innocents Church: Christmas Tree Festival, 10am-4pm.

LENWADE. Wrongs Covert Woodland: A Magical Interactive Christmas Storytelling Experience for 3-6 year olds, help Mrs Santa create a Christmas haven for endangered woodland animals, create decorations to hang in the trees, 10.30am-12.30pm £8; booking essential 01603 250122 or www.thegreenwordtree.co.uk

MORSTON. Quay: Seal trips with Temples, 10.30am £8/children (14 and under) £4; booking essential 01263 740791.

PENSTHORPE. Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens: Floodlit bird feed, commentary by wardens, 4pm included in normal admission or if spending £2 or more in the shop, otherwise charge of £2 applies.

SWANTON MORLEY. All Saints' Church: Christmas Tree Festival, 20 plus decorated trees, 11am-3pm.

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

FITNESS

DEREHAM. Church House (next to Phoenix Hotel), Church Street: Aerobics beginners class, get fit, have fun to fast and funky music, bring towel, mat and drink, 6.30-7.30pm, details 01362 695949.

FAKENHAM. Sports and Fitness Centre: Flintstones Badminton Club, 7-9pm, 01485 528598. Fakenham Community Badminton Club, 7-10pm, 01328 863657.

HONINGHAM. Village Hall: Yoga class, 7.30-9pm.

SCARNING. Village Hall: Yoga, 7-8pm.

SHOWS

WEST ACRE. West Acre Theatre, River Road: The Best Christmas Ever (family show) - Westacre Theatre Company, 2.30pm £10 and 7.30pm £12, 01760 755800.

DANCES

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

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

SWANTON MORLEY. Hunter's Hall: Tango with Tangojax, beginners 7.30-8.30pm, practice 8.30-9.30pm £12 or £4 practice only, 01760 336410.

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

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23

EVENTS

BLAKENEY. Quay: Seal trips with Beans, 11am £8/children (under 14) £4/under twos free; booking essential 01263 740505 or 740038.

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.

FOULSHAM. Holy Innocents Church: Christmas Tree Festival, 10am-4pm.

LENWADE. Wrongs Covert Woodland: A Magical Interactive Christmas Storytelling Experience for 7-12 year olds, help Mrs Santa create a Christmas haven for endangered woodland animals, create model animals to place among the trees, 10.30am-12.30pm £10; booking essential 01603 250122 or www.thegreenwordtree.co.uk

MORSTON. Quay: Seal trips with Temples, 11am £8/children (14 and under) £4; booking essential 01263 740791.

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

PENSTHORPE. Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens: Floodlit bird feed, commentary by wardens, 4pm included in normal admission or if spending £2 or more in the shop, otherwise charge of £2 applies.

SWANTON MORLEY. All Saints' Church: Christmas Tree Festival, 20 plus decorated trees, 11am-3pm.

TOFTWOOD. Village Hall: Whist drive, 1.30pm.

FITNESS

HONINGHAM. Village Hall: Yoga, 10-11.30am.

Village Hall: Step, 7.30pm.

TOFTWOOD. Scouthaven, Shipdham Road: Aerobics class, get fit, have fun to fast and funky music, all ages, bring towel/mat and drink, 6-7pm, 01362 695949.

YAXHAM. Village Hall: Total body workout, fun fitness class suitable for all fitness levels and ages, 10.15-11.15am, 01362 851767.

SHOWS

WEST ACRE. West Acre Theatre, River Road: The Best Christmas Ever (family show) - Westacre Theatre Company, 2.30pm £10 and 7.30pm £12, 01760 755800.

GIGS

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

DANCES

GRESSENHALL. Social Club, Rougholme Close: Line, beginners 7pm, advanced 8.30pm.

SALES

DEREHAM. Mid Norfolk Railway Station: Santa Specials, with professional entertainers and refreshments on board, £10 for adults and children; times, bookings and information on 01362 851723.

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