Events Run

Bits and bobs from across the borough

DAZZLE your partner with your fancy footwork at a Valentines Dance Special on February 12. After the great success of the first two Not Strictly Ballroom dance events in Great Yarmouth, another is being staged at the Northgate Social Club with more planned further afield in Lowestoft and Norwich. Organisers promise a mix of modern, upbeat music for dancing or listening to, with ballroom, Latin and some fun dances - all with a hint of romance. The efforts to turn a regular community hall into ballroom have paid off said organiser Roy Gough, adding: “It makes it all worth while when our guests go home happy. We aim to make the events suitable for those new to dancing, as well as those with more experience. It’s as much about having a great night out as it is the dancing.” Tickets, �5. More details via http://www.ballroomdances.co.uk or by calling 0777 556 1664.

CAISTER Lifeboat is hosting a table top sale in the new boatshed over half term weekend, Saturday and Sunday, February 26 and 27. On both days, the sale will be from 10am to 3.30pm. Applications are invited from local charities, churches, schools and members of the public for table space. Tables are provided at �6 for one day or �10 for both days and car parking is free at all times. The shed will be open one hour before opening time each day for stallholders to set up. No traders. Applications to 01493 722001 (please leave a message) or by dropping in at the station. Refreshments available throughout.

WOULD you like to Try Art from the Start - a chance to learn basic drawing skills and techniques with experienced tutor Philip Harvey who will show you how to compose a picture, experiment with various materials and colour mixing. Or have a go at life and portraiture drawing for beginners and improvers. On this course you will undertake nude studies dealing with body language and the mechanics of facial differences. Both of these courses are offered by Norfolk Adult Education Service, new classes start Wednesday, March 2 at Great Yarmouth Library for 15 weeks. From the Start Try Art (10am-12pm) full fee �165, concession �66 (Course Code J065EB10E), Life Drawing (6.30-8.30pm) full fee �185, concession �86 (Course Code J039EB10E) Call 0344 800 8002 to enrol quoting the course code.

ST James Health and Resource Centre in Great Yarmouth is having an open/fun day on Saturday, February 26. From 10am-3pm at the centre on Queens Road there will be a range of activities including a craft fair, and organisers would like to hear from any local crafts people who would like to showcase or sell their wares. Contact Rosina on 01493 335790.

GAMES, music, stories and crafts meet Christianity at Ormesby St Margaret’s parish church’s first Messy Church on March 8. The theme of the day is Palm Sunday. The second event will be on April 5, when the theme will be the Easter Story. The fun starts at 3.45pm and includes tea at around 5.30pm. All age worship aimed at showing youngsters that Christianity need not be boring or tedious. Visit www.messychurch.org.uk or call Karen 01493 751227.

THE Lowestoft Road Methodist Church in Gorleston will be holding a prayer and praise service exploring new songs and much loved hymns.The services will be held on the second Friday of every month between 7.30pm and 8.30pm.