Local Events

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Silver Social Newletter

Last week we had the first workshop of our *Autumn/Winter Programme 2019* with Print to the People.

September Silver Social Workshop – Beginners Letterpress Printing
September brought a new activity for Silver Social participants to try out, Beginners Letterpress Printing with Print to the People. The workshop toured our market town Library circuit to bring local residents together to learn a new skill, with a nice cuppa and cake to finish it all off.
We had Jo and Paul from Print to the People facilitating the workshop, they were fantastic and so full of knowledge. They began by giving us a brief history of Letterpress Printing and a short demonstration before we all got stuck in, creating our own unique prints to take home. There was lots of variety in what our participants created, from presents for the Grandchildren, to signs for the postman “Leave in Shirls Shed” and a lovely 70 year wedding commemoration. The options were endless and it really opened up conversation amongst everyone, sharing stories about their lives and loved ones (fur babies included).
Print to the People are back again in November for Christmas card making. All venues apart from Thetford are already fully booked so we look forward to seeing those of you who booked for another fun workshop.
Thank you Jo and Paul for all of your help and expertise, we had such a great time and look forward to your return in November.

Reserve Your Place
We have now had two out of five events from our *Silver Social Autumn/Winter 2019 Programme *and they have been a great hit. Future events are filling up quickly so make sure you reserve your spot so you don’t miss these fantastic professional workshops and performances brought to you in familiar venues across Breckland Villages.
To book : visit the website or call: 01362 656870 or email: [email protected]

October Silver Social Performance – ‘The Origin of Species’ by Tangram Theatre
Tangram Theatre will be performing “The Origin of Species” for us in October. The show is a joyful, exhilarating musical comedy about Charles Darwin, whose (r)evolutionary ideas would change humanity forever – and his real life race to finish fittest in the discovery of evolution. The Origin of Species has now been performed over 200 times at leading international venues and festivals including the Royal Albert Hall and Natural History Museum, receiving critical acclaim and standing ovations across the world.
Tickets are £5 including refreshments. Reserving tickets is recommended.**To book online, or call 01362 656870 or email [email protected]

FREE Transport
*Free Transport* is available to any of our venues *for all workshops
and performances*for residents without access to a car or public
transport. To book, please contact us at least 3 working days prior to
the event or make a note when you book.
Call 01362 656870 or email [email protected]

Would you like to be an Event Support Volunteer?
See the full Events Support Volunteer role here .
To find out more contact: [email protected] / 01362 656870

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Beetley Methodist Chapel

SOUTH AFRICA
A Trip undertaken by Jacky Woor in 2012
2.30 pm Saturday, 26th October 2019
at Beetley Methodist Chapel
Refreshments provided, a collection will be taken, everyone welcome

AN EVENING OF FLOWER ARRANGING AND HUMOUR

A FASCINATING EVENING OF FLOWER ARRANGING AND HUMOUR
by
DAVID WRIGHT
FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2019 – 7.00pm for 7.30pm
BEETLEY VILLAGE HALL, HIGH HOUSE ROAD, BEETLEY, DEREHAM NR20 4HT
TICKETS £12.50 (glass of wine included in ticket price)
For tickets and further information please contact Jan Phillips 01362 860859, Chris Stuart 01362 421859, Simon Gressenhall Post Office and Stores 01362 860203 or Meeting Point 01362 698866

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse News

Horse Power
Sunday 29 September
See heavy horses and expert horsemen working the land. Discover the different breeds of heavy horse and listen to the stories of the people who work with them.

Apple Day
Sunday 13 October
Celebrate autumn with this beloved fruit! Bring your mystery apples to be identified, taste fresh apple juice or scrumptious cider, then stroll around the orchard with its traditional Norfolk varieties. See craftsmen demonstrate their skills and browse the stalls for local produce and treats.

October Half-term – Awesome Autumn Saturday 19th October- Sunday 27th October
Come in from the cold and cosy up by the fire! Discover how people kept their homes warm and bright in the past. Hunt for ‘winter warmers’ around the museum and create your own lantern to take home with

you!

MEETING POINT

At the Heart of the Community

The programme for weekly activities at the Centre is as follows

Monday Morning – Play Reading 10am. Monday afternoon. – Dominoes
Tuesday Morning – Art Group 10a.m + Knitting Circle (no need to book)
Tuesday Afternoon – Cash Bingo at 1.30p.m. each week. Anyone welcome to join us. Wednesday – Morning Musical Entertainment from 10.30a.m
Wednesday afternoon Quiz 1pm. Dancing 2pm – open to anyone
All entertainment free.

Once a month on a Wednesday 10a.m – 12 Dereham Dementia/Alzheimers Café meet at the Centre and for details of next meeting please telephone the Centre on 01362 698866

Thursday morning – Art Group 10a.m
Friday morning – Gentle exercise.
Friday afternoon 1.30 Cribbage
Creative Arts East “Our Day Out” – ring 01362 698866

Chiropodist attends the Centre. Ring for appointments.
Wet Room available at a small charge. Membership is £12 annually but we invite anyone to come and try us for one month to include a free lunch before signing up.

The Centre is also available for private hire Cost £12.00 per hour from April to September .

£14.00 from October – March (extra £2.00 is to cover heating costs)

For any further information ring Shonette or Louise on 01362 698866 or go onto the Dereham Meeting Point Website.

Charitable Incorporated Organisation Registered No. 1164258
Jubilee Suite, St. Withburga Lane, Dereham, NR19 1ED

Mid Norfolk Workout Group

Thanks to the National Lottery’s Heritage Lottery Fund, the new Mid Norfolk Workout Group offers local people the chance to have a great free day out – activities include tree planting, creating paths, identifying wildlife and restoring habitats – at local sites including Longham Claypits and Hoe Rough.

People DON’T need to be fit or strong to take part or have any previous knowledge. A minibus picks up outside Dereham Post Office at 10.45am on Fridays, returning there at 2.45pm. Or people can meet us on site: sessions run from 11.15am to 2.15pm.

For a full programme of this friendly group’s activities (with site locations) or any other enquiries, contact Mark Webster on 07843 069 567 or via [email protected] or see www.tcv.org.uk/norfolk

Indoor Bowls

Would you like to learn to play indoor bowls?

Dereham Indoor bowls club have coaching sessions every Thursday from 4 pm til 6 pm at their bowls club within Dereham Leisure Centre, Station Road, Dereham.

We have fully qualified bowls coaches to help you.
Equipment supplied.

For further information, contact Terry on 01362 525042

Beetley & East Bilney ‘HAVE A GO’ CLUB

dominoes dartHeld in Beetley & East Bilney Village Hall from 2 – 4 pm every other Tuesday afternoon,
Come along and try Table Tennis, New Age Kurling, Darts, Pool, Chess, Dominoes, etc. Refreshments

Coffee Morning

Please feel free to come and try anything, or everything – or just watch the others!
You will be very welcome Details: June (01362 860750)

Friends and Neighbours Club

Meetings held alternate Tuesdays (except in August) at Beetley Village Hall 2-4pm Speakers and entertainments at most meetings.
Organised outings to places of interest or theatre trips.
If you enjoy good company and a friendly atmosphere and would like to meet new friends, come along to our next meeting. You will be very welcome.
For more information contact Barbara Sanderson 860116 or Ted Turney 860594
All ages welcome

Keep Fit

KEEP FIT CLASSES
For the Active Over 50s

Keep Fit for the active over fities

Beetley Village Hall Every Monday 10am—11am
Come along and join a very friendly class!
Or phone Joan on 860400