Festive diary - December 18-January 1

EVENTSATTLEBOROUGH. Methodist Church, London Road: Slimming World group meeting, 5.30pm, 01508 489434.DICKLEBURGH. Village Centre: Good Companions Club, social afternoon, refreshments, raffle and bingo, 01379 741669.

EVENTS

ATTLEBOROUGH. Methodist Church, London Road: Slimming World group meeting, 5.30pm, 01508 489434.

DICKLEBURGH. Village Centre: Good Companions Club, social afternoon, refreshments, raffle and bingo, 01379 741669.

DISS. URC Hall: Baby Imps, inspiring sensory play sessions for babies and carers, 9.30-10.30am, no booking needed, call Rachel Baker, 01379 640696 for further details.


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FLORDON. Evergreen, The Street: Winter Wonderland, thousands of Christmas lights, dancing and singing Santas etc, 4-10pm; donations welcome for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Quidenham).

GARBOLDISHAM. Village Hall: Garboldisham History Society presents a Call My Bluff quiz night, based on little-used Norfolk words and saying, doors 7pm, starts 7.30pm £5pp including two-course meal, bar available; booking essential 01953 681026 or 681671.

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LOPHAMS. Village Hall; Dog training class, 01379 687527, 7pm.

NEW BUCKENHAM. Village Hall: Silver band practice 8-10pm.

NORTH LOPHAM. The Mess, near School: Baby and Toddler Group, 2-3.20pm.

SHIMPLING. St Georges Church: Festival of nine lessons, and carols, 7pm.

THORNHAM MAGNA. Raphael Steiner School: Parent and toddler group, wooden toys, crafts, outside play, singing, 9.15-11.15am, call 01379 788944.

WYMONDHAM. North Wymondham Community Centre: Ladybird Pre-school, 9am-12.55pm.

Football Club: Club for over-35s divorced, separated and widows, disco, bar and raffle, 8pm.

SHOWS

HOXNE. St Edmund's Hall: Aladdin (pantomime) - Puzzle House Pantomimes, Sun-Mon, 3pm and 6pm £5 all seats, 01379 388408 or from Stradbroke Post Office.

GIGS

ATTLEBOROUGH. White Lodge: Mister Pink, 8.30pm.

FITNESS

ATTLEBOROUGH. Town Hall: Total body workout, age 16+, 6-7pm £4, 07921 651970.

DISS. United Reformed Church Hall: Antenatal yoga class, 6-7pm, 01379 677344.

Diss Community Centre: Judo classes for adults or children, 7-8pm, 01379 688258.

HETHERSETT. Methodist Church: Tai chi and Chi Kung, 7-8.30pm, beginners welcome, qualified instructor, 01603 810347.

LONG STRATTON. Leisure Centre: Qigong Chinese exercises for health and vitality, 7.30-9pm.

SYLEHAM. Village Hall: Self-defence children and adults' classes, juniors 6.30-7.30pm, seniors 7.30-9pm, 01379 668438.

WRENINGHAM. Village Hall: Yoga class for all abilities 10-11.30am.

DANCES

DICKLEBURGH. Village Centre, Harvey Lane: Swing jive and boogie-woogie with Esther and David, jive class 7.30pm, boogie class 8.30pm, practice 9.30-10.30pm classes £5 each, £8 for two, 01473 635176.

DISS. Junior School: Hip-Hop and disco dance class, all ages, 6-7pm 07835 021439.

Park Hotel: Salsa, beginners 8pm, improvers 9pm £6/concs £5, 07973 143323 (Nad).

EYE. Permastore Social Club: Disco/Hip-Hop, beginners class, ladies only, 8-9pm £3.50, 01379 870813.

HEMPNALL. Village Hall: Beginners line dancing, 50+, 1.30-2.45pm, 01508 578071.

NORTH LOPHAM. Village Hall: Ballroom dancing practice, beginners welcome, 7-9pm, 01953 681201.

MULBARTON. Village Hall: Line dancing, beginners 7.20pm, intermediates 8.30-10pm £3.50, 01508 578071.

SPOONER ROW. Village Hall: Modern jive with the Jive Club, beginners and improvers 8.30-10.15pm, £5 01953 455500.

FRIDAY, 19/12/2008

EVENTS

ATTLEBOROUGH. St Mary's Church: Carols for all with the Salvation Army Band and Livewire Opera Company, 7.30.

DISS. The Angel Café, 1 Fair Green: Life Drawing Session with Rebecca Lyne 6-8.30pm, £6 per session, info 01379 668552.

St Mary's Hall: End of season quiz organised by the Friends of Diss Museum, 7.30pm £3 (£2 for the Friends of Diss Museum), 01379 640819.

FLORDON. Evergreen, The Street: Winter Wonderland, thousands of Christmas lights, dancing and singing Santas etc, 4-10pm; donations welcome for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Quidenham).

RICKINGHALL. Bell Inn: Carols, “Massed Choirs” of the Rickinghall and Botesdale.

THORNDON. The Gymnasium, Kerrison: Parent and Toddler Group, 9.30-11.30am, 0783 4483893.

WYMONDHAM. North Wymondham Community Centre: Ladybird Pre-school, 9am-12.55pm.

North Wymondham Community Centre: Twins, triplets and more! Support and social group for multiple birth families, school-age siblings welcome, 1-2.30pm £1.50 per family inc refreshments.

Abbey Hall: Amoghasiddhi, Buddhist meditation class, 1.30-2.30pm.

SHOWS

HOXNE. St Edmund's Hall: Aladdin (pantomime) - Puzzle House Pantomimes, Sun-Mon, 3pm and 6pm £5 all seats, 01379 388408 or from Stradbroke Post Office.

CONCERTS

BRIDGHAM. Bridgham Church: Bridgham and Harling Band's, 8th annual Christmas concert, 7.30pm £5/accompanied children free.

Parish Church: Bridgham and Harling Band Christmas Concert, 7.30pm £5/accompanied children free.

ROYDON, DISS. Village Hall: Norwich Barbershop Harmony Club's, annual Christmas concert in aid of Save the Children, instrumentalists and audience participation, mulled wine and mince pies, 7.30pm £5, 01379 641596/643393/668477.

GIGS

PULHAM MARKET. Crown: Mister Buss, 8.30pm.

FITNESS

NEW BUCKENHAM. Village Hall: Exercise circuit classes for all fitness levels, 9.30-10.30am or 11am-12noon, £3.50/£2.50concs per session, Julie Taylor 07740623980.

SHELFANGER MG Fitness Studio: Nordic walking class, please book space, 9.30-10.30am, 11am-12 noon, 07825 168065.

DANCES

EYE. Community Centre: Charity line dance, bring a plate of food for shared buffet, bar and raffle available, 8pm £5; proceeds East Anglia's Children's Hospices.

LONG STRATTON. Leisure Centre: Ballroom and Latin American dancing classes for beginners 7.30-8.30pm with Mike, details 01603 811119.

SPOONER ROW. Village Hall: Modern jive with the Jive Club, beginners and improvers 8.30-10.45pm, £5 01953 455500.

WYMONDHAM. Roman Catholic Hall: Ballroom and Latin, beginners 7.30-8.30pm £4, improvers 8.30-9.30pm £4, 07766 751545 (Donna).

SALES

WYMONDHAM. Central Hall, Buttolph Room: Country market, 8.45-11.15am.

SATURDAY, 20/12/2008

EVENTS

ATTLEBOROUGH. Amoghasiddhi Buddist Centre, Queens Square: Mediation class, 11-11.40am.

BRESSINGHAM. Bressingham Steam: Christmas at Bressingham, train and carousel rides, tours of the Royal Coaches, Punch and Judy and children's magic shows, meet Santa (present for children), 2-5pm adults £7.15, children £8.25, under threes £3.50, 01379 686900.

FLORDON. Evergreen, The Street: Winter Wonderland, thousands of Christmas lights, dancing and singing Santas etc, 4-10pm; donations welcome for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Quidenham).

PULHAM ST MARY. Village Hall: Whist drive in aid of village hall funds 7.30pm.

SHOWS

HOXNE. St Edmund's Hall: Aladdin (pantomime) - Puzzle House Pantomimes, Sun-Mon, 3pm and 6pm £5 all seats, 01379 388408 or from Stradbroke Post Office.

CONCERTS

REDGRAVE. St Mary's Church: Concert of Oratorios, performed by orchestra, soloists and chorus; conductor: Peter Creswell; soloists: Mary Barclay (harp), Sara Whymark (solo), and vocalists Julie Roberts, Jennifer Hewes, Gareth Morris and Gavin Horsley; programme includes David, a new oratorio composed by Peter Creswell; Handel's Messiah, Haydn's The Creation, Mendelssohn's Elijah and Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius, 7.30pm £15, 01379 898526 or from post offices and shops in Botesdale, Wortham and Redgrave.

WYMONDHAM. Central Hall, Back Lane: South Norfolk Operatic Society Christmas Carol Concert, 7.30pm £6 including light refreshments, pay on door.

GIGS

BANHAM. The Barrel: Ska Face and Jah Head (ska/reggae), 8.30pm £5.

DICKLEBURGH. Crown: Strange Brew, 8.30pm.

HETHERSETT. Social Club: Usual Suspects, 8.30pm.

TIVETSHALL ST MARGARET. Railway: Mister Buss, 8.30pm.

WRENINGHAM. Village Hall: Starfighter Rock 'n' Roll Club presents Sureshots and The Infernos, with support from Rockin' Roland's Record Hop, doors 8pm-late £7 on door.

DANCES

SHELFANGER. Village Hall: Dance to Reflections, 8pm-midnight £4/members £3.50.

THORPE ABBOTTS. Village Hall: Dance to music by Barry, refreshments available, 8pm £3/social club members £2.50.

WILBY, EYE. Village Hall: Ballroom and sequence with music by Tim Butterworth, 8pm £4.

SALES

WYMONDHAM. Market Place: Farmers' market, 9am-1pm.

HARLESTON. Swan Hotel: Farmers' market, 9am-1pm, 01379 668278.

SUTON. Great Expectations, London Road: Car boot sale 9am sellers, 11am buyers.

SUNDAY, 21/12/2008

EVENTS

ATTLEBOROUGH. St Mary's Church: Service of Lessons and carols, 6.30pm.

BOTESDALE. Chapel of East: Carol service, 2pm.

BRESSINGHAM. Bressingham Steam: Christmas at Bressingham, train and carousel rides, tours of the Royal Coaches, Punch and Judy and children's magic shows, meet Santa (present for children), 2-5pm adults £7.15, children £8.25, under threes £3.50.

Bressingham Steam and Gardens: Christmas opening, Father Christmas, Walmington-on-Sea Collection, seasonally decorated, children's fun, a train ride, carousel rides, 2-5pm entry from £7.15, 01379 686900 details.

FLORDON. Evergreen, The Street: Winter Wonderland, thousands of Christmas lights, dancing and singing Santas etc, 4-10pm; donations welcome for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Quidenham).

THORNHAM MAGNA. Thornham Walks: Christmas folklore and carols, short walk followed by carols and mince pies at the parish church, 2-5pm £3/children £1 (meet car park, bring torch for walk back).

WORLINGWORTH. St Mary's Church: Candlelit carol service, 3.30pm, 01728 628272.

WYMONDHAM. Wymondham Abbey: Christingle service, 3pm; collection for the Children's Society.

FITNESS

ATTLEBOROUGH. Sports Hall: Kuk sool won martial arts, seniors 10-11.30am, juniors 11am-12.30pm.

SHOWS

HOXNE. St Edmund's Hall: Aladdin (pantomime) - Puzzle House Pantomimes, Sun-Mon, 3pm and 6pm £5 all seats, 01379 388408 or from Stradbroke Post Office.

GIGS

DISS. Park Hotel: Silver Dollar Club presents the Budgie Coleman Band and Christmas party, doors 7pm, £5/members £4, 01603 433918.

EYE. Community Centre: Shotgun, Irish trio, 6.30 for 8pm, 01379 870134.

SALES

HINGHAM. Sports Hall, Watton Road: Christmas doll's house and miniatures fair, light refreshments available, 10am-3pm £1.50/accompanied children under 16 free.

MONDAY, 22/12/2008

EVENTS

ATTLEBOROUGH. Amoghasiddhi Buddhist Centre: Meditation class 7-8.30pm.

St Mary's Church: Service of lessons and carols, 7.30pm.

BANHAM. Community Centre: Short mat bowls, 2-5pm.

BRESSINGHAM. Bressingham Steam: Christmas at Bressingham, train and carousel rides, tours of the Royal Coaches, Punch and Judy and children's magic shows, meet Santa (present for children), 2-5pm adults £7.15, children £8.25, under threes £3.50, 01379 686900.

FLORDON. Evergreen, The Street: Winter Wonderland, thousands of Christmas lights, dancing and singing Santas etc, 4-10pm; donations welcome for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Quidenham).

WYMONDHAM. Methodist Church Hall: Baby café for breastfeeding mums and family, 10am-12noon.

FITNESS

ATTLEBOROUGH. Day Centre: Ladies' keep fit, 7.30-9pm, 01953 607292.

St Mary's Church Hall: Calorie burning aerobics, age 16+, 7-8pm £3.50, 07921 651970.

DISS. Youth Centre, Shelfanger Road: Tums, bums and thighs, 8-9pm. First class free.

EYE. Sports Centre: Kickboxing 7.15-8.30pm, 01379 668438.

LOPHAMS. Village Hall: Kumo Judo Class, £1 for children, 7pm, 01379 688258.

SHOWS

HOXNE. St Edmund's Hall: Aladdin (pantomime) - Puzzle House Pantomimes, Sun-Mon, 3pm and 6pm £5 all seats, 01379 388408 or from Stradbroke Post Office.

DANCES

BURSTON. St Mary's Church: Hip hop and disco dance classes, adults only, 7-8pm, 07835 021439.

GARBOLDISHAM. Village Hall: Jive dancing, beginners and improvers, no partner needed, 7.45-10.15pm first night free.

NEEDHAM. Village Hall: Salsa for complete beginners, 7-7.45pm £3.25. Modern jive with the Jive Club, beginners and improvers 8-10pm £5, 01953 455500.

TUESDAY, 23/12/2008

EVENTS

ATTLEBOROUGH. Baptist Church, Leys Lane: Breastfeeding café, 10am-noon.

Amoghasiddhi Buddhist Centre: Meditation class 12noon-1pm.

BRESSINGHAM. Bressingham Steam: Christmas at Bressingham, train and carousel rides, tours of the Royal Coaches, Punch and Judy and children's magic shows, meet Santa (present for children), 2-5pm adults £7.15, children £8.25, under threes £3.50, 01379 686900.

DISS. United Reformed Church Hall: Toddler IMPS, exciting creative play sessions for parents and toddlers, two sessions, 9.40am and 10.40am, ring Rachel Baker 01379 640696 for details.

Denny Centre Complex: DISS (Disability Issues and Social Support) Group, 10am-1pm, ring 07863 117508 or 01379 640966 for further info.

Corn Hall: Blood donor session, 1-3.30pm and 4.30-7pm.

FLORDON. Evergreen, The Street: Winter Wonderland, thousands of Christmas lights, dancing and singing Santas etc, 4-10pm; donations welcome for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Quidenham).

GISLINGHAM. Village Hall: Gislingham Silver Band Christmas concert with varied music programme 7.30pm £5 including refreshments.

SCOLE. Crossways Inn: Friendly darts matches, 8pm.

TASBURGH. Village Hall: Dog training with Tas Valley Dogs, beginners 7.15-8pm, other sessions 8-9pm and 9-10pm, enrol on 07880 575697 (Viv).

WYMONDHAM. Ex-Servicemen's Club: Bingo 7.30pm.

FITNESS

ATTLEBOROUGH. Town Hall: Legs, bums and tums class aerobics, 6-7pm and 7-8pm 16+, 07921 651970, £3.50.

Sports Hall: Kuk Sool Won martial arts for men, women and children 7-8.15pm juniors 7.45-9pm seniors.

DICKLEBURGH. Village Hall: Self defence classes children 6.30-7.30pm, adults 7.30-9pm.

DISS. Scout Hall, Heywood Road: Tums, bums and thighs, 7.30-8.20pm, first class free.

NEW BUCKENHAM. Village Hall: Exercise circuit classes for all fitness levels, 9.30-10.30am or 11am-12noon, £3.50/£2.50concs per session, Julie Taylor 07740623980.

SHOWS

HOXNE. St Edmund's Hall: Aladdin (pantomime) - Puzzle House Pantomimes, Sun-Mon, 3pm and 6pm £5 all seats, 01379 388408 or from Stradbroke Post Office.

DANCES

WICKLEWOOD. Village Hall: Ballroom and Latin, intermediates 7.30-8.30pm £4, beginners 8.30-9.30pm £4, 07766 751545 (Donna).

SALES

WYMONDHAM. Market Place: Christmas farmers' market, 5-9pm.

CHRISTMAS EVE, 24/12/2008

EVENTS

ATTLEBOROUGH. St Mary's Church: Crib service with the Attleborough Players, 4.30pm, midnight mass, 11.30pm.

BESTHORPE. All Saints' Church: Carols and eucharist, 7.30pm.

FLORDON. Evergreen, The Street: Winter Wonderland, thousands of Christmas lights, dancing and singing Santas etc, 4-10pm; donations welcome for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Quidenham).

REDGRAVE. All Saints' Church: Crib service, 5pm.

RICKINGHALL. Church: Holy communion, 11.15pm.

WORLINGWORTH. St Mary's Church: Service of holy communion with carols, 11.30pm.

SHOWS

HOXNE. St Edmund's Hall: Aladdin (pantomime) - Puzzle House Pantomimes, Sun-Mon, 3pm and 6pm £5 all seats, 01379 388408 or from Stradbroke Post Office.

GIGS

ATTLEBOROUGH. White Lodge: Christmas Eve disco, 8.30pm.

HETHERSETT. Social Club: Don Hilton, 8.30pm.

CHRISTMAS DAY, 25/12/2008

EVENTS

ATTLEBOROUGH. St Mary's Church: Holy communion (1662), 8am; family eucharist, 10am.

BERGH APTON. Parish Church: Christmas morning service, 10am.

BOTESDALE. Chapel of Ease: Holy communion, 9.30am.

BROCKDISH. Old King's Head: Hoxon Hundred will be presenting Christmas entertainment, dancing, mummers play, rapper, clogging, garland, border, Cotswold and dances from the North-West of England followed by a music session, 12 noon, details 01379 643563.

FLORDON. Evergreen, The Street: Winter Wonderland, thousands of Christmas lights, dancing and singing Santas etc, 4-10pm; donations welcome for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Quidenham).

BOXING DAY, 26/12/2008

EVENTS

FLORDON. Evergreen, The Street: Winter Wonderland, thousands of Christmas lights, dancing and singing Santas etc, 4-10pm; donations welcome for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Quidenham).

MULBARTON. Common: Festival of Winter Walks with the Ramblers Association, 12 mile figure of eight walk, 10am and 1pm; details 01603 478486.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27

EVENTS

FLORDON. Evergreen, The Street: Winter Wonderland, thousands of Christmas lights, dancing and singing Santas etc, 4-10pm; donations welcome for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Quidenham).

GIGS

WYMONDHAM. The Heart: Mister Pink, 8.30pm.

DANCES

WILBY, EYE. Village Hall: Ballroom and sequence with music by Dave York, 8pm £4.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28

EVENTS

BERGH APTON. Parish Church: Christingle service, 3pm.

FLORDON. Evergreen, The Street: Winter Wonderland, thousands of Christmas lights, dancing and singing Santas etc, 4-10pm; donations welcome for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Quidenham).

HINGHAM. Car park on main road, opposite garage: Festival of Winter Walks with the Ramblers Association, seven miles around the town, 10am; details 01953 788268.

REDGRAVE. Redgrave and Lopham Fen: Guided wildlife walk around the fen, 11am-12.30pm £3/children £1; booking advisable 01379 688333.

WYMONDHAM. Mid-Norfolk Railway, Abbey Station: Mince Pie Specials, sherry and mince pies for adults, soft drink and chocolate treats for children, 111.45am £7.50/children (five-15) £4.50; booking essential 01362 851723 or www.mnr.org.uk.

DANCES

EYE. Community Centre: Music/Dance, Bryon of Notes, doors open 6.30 for 8pm, 01379 870134.

EXHIBITIONS

REDGRAVE. Redgrave and Lopham Fen: Photography exhibition by Diss and District Camera Club, 10am-4pm free entrance, 01379 688333..

MONDAY, DECEMBER 29

EVENTS

BERGH APTON. Parish Church: Seasonal readings in poetry and verse, 3pm.

FLORDON. Evergreen, The Street: Winter Wonderland, thousands of Christmas lights, dancing and singing Santas etc, 4-10pm; donations welcome for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Quidenham).

HINGHAM. Lincoln Hall: Blood donor session, appointments only bloodmobile, 10-11.45am and 1.30-4.25pm; appointments on 0845 7711711.

TUESDAY, 30/12/2008

EVENTS

FLORDON. Evergreen, The Street: Winter Wonderland, thousands of Christmas lights, dancing and singing Santas etc, 4-10pm; donations welcome for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Quidenham).

GIGS

WICKLEWOOD. Cherry Tree: Almost New Year jam session, 8.30pm.

NEW YEAR'S EVE

EVENTS

BERGH APTON. Parish Church: Dave Doughnut (magician), 3pm.

BOTESDALE. Greyhound: Credit Crunch Ball, complimentary glass of bubbly, crooners karaoke, dancing with house DJ Dick, canapes, hog roast and cocktails available, televised firework spectacular and countdown at midnight, 7pm-til late free.

FLORDON. Evergreen, The Street: Winter Wonderland, thousands of Christmas lights, dancing and singing Santas etc, 4-10pm; donations welcome for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Quidenham).

GIGS

ATTLEBOROUGH. White Lodge: New Year's Eve disco, 8.30pm.

BURSTON. Crown: New Year's Eve with music by Coyote Wrecks, 9pm-till late; information 01379 741257.

HETHERSETT. Social Club: LA, 8.30pm.

DANCES

BANHAM. The Barrel: New Year's Eve (Wear Something Red) Party, music by CD Pete and Friends, finger buffet plus bubbly at midnight, 8pm until whenever, £5 in advance, £6 on the door, no entry after midnight, 01953 888593.

Community Centre: New Year's Eve 60s dance to live music by the Peppermint Men, 8.30pm-til late £15 including food, by advance ticket only on 01953 888628.

THORPE ABBOTTS. Village Hall: New Year's Eve dance and party fun with Peter of PJ Country, buffet, bar, raffle and competitions, dress as you like - 40s, Scouts, country etc, 8pm-til late £5 adv or £7.50 on night, 01379 853967; proceeds Royal Air Forces Association Welfare.

NEW YEAR'S DAY

EVENTS

FLORDON. Evergreen, The Street: Winter Wonderland, thousands of Christmas lights, dancing and singing Santas etc, 4-10pm; donations welcome for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Quidenham).

REDGRAVE. Redgrave and Lopham Fen: Guided wildlife walk around the fen, 11am-12.30pm £3/children £1; visitor centre and cafe open, 10am-5pm; walk bookings on 01379 688333.

WYMONDHAM. Mid-Norfolk Railway, Abbey Station: Mince Pie Specials, sherry and mince pies for adults, soft drink and chocolate treats for children, 111.45am £7.50/children (five-15) £4.50; booking essential 01362 851723 or www.mnr.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

REDGRAVE. Redgrave and Lopham Fen: Photography exhibition by Diss and District Camera Club, 10am-4pm free entrance, 01379 688333.

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