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PUBLISHED: 16:21 04 December 2008 | UPDATED: 12:28 03 July 2010

FRIDAY, 05/12/2008

EVENTS

BELTON. Village Green Children's Centre: Christmas art and craft activities for pre-school children, parents and carers, 9.

FRIDAY, 05/12/2008

EVENTS

BELTON. Village Green Children's Centre: Christmas art and craft activities for pre-school children, parents and carers, 9.30-11am £1.50 per session (£4 for all three sessions, December 5, 12, 19), bookings: 01493 789562.

COBHOLM. Community Centre: quiz night, 8pm £1 entry.

GORLESTON. St Peter's Church Hall: Healthy Start Baby Café, help and support for families, information, relaxed atmosphere, refreshments, 1-3pm.

Endeavour Rangers HQ, Nile Road: Great Yarmouth & District Epilepsy Resource Centre monthly meeting, 2-4pm.

GREAT YARMOUTH. Christchurch, King Street: Great Yarmouth & District Epilepsy Resource Centre monthly meeting, 10am-12.

Time and Tide, Blackfriars Road: Drop-in talk for adults, Cunard Yanks, talk and film about American workers on the Cunard shipping line, 11.30am £2.75.

HOVETON. Broadland High School: Air Training Corps 222 (Broadlands) Squadron, for ages 13 plus, 7-9.30pm, 01603 781222 (during session).

SEA PALLING. Village Hall: Prize bingo, 7.30 for 8pm £3 including raffle.

SHOWS

GREAT YARMOUTH. Marina Centre, Marine Parade: The Comedy Club featuring three top comedians (line-up tbc), doors 7.45pm, starts 8.45pm £12 (over 18s only).

LOWESTOFT. Marina Theatre, The Marina: A Christmas Spectacular (festive music and carols), featuring The Chorus of St Cecilia, The Jayne King Dancers and Junior Choir and Soloists, 7.30pm £12/concs £10, 01502 533200.

CONCERTS

MAUTBY. Parish Church: A Celebration of Christmas, Christmas poems, readings and carols, 7pm £4/children £1.50.

GIGS

CAISTER-ON-SEA. Youth and Community Centre: Winston the Singing Farmer, 7pm £8, 01493 720144.

GREAT YARMOUTH. Allens Bar: Bone Garden (rock), 9pm.

PORINGLAND. Zaks at the Swan: Blue Fingers, 8.30pm.

SALHOUSE. Lodge: Ian Larkin, 8.30pm.

WANGFORD, BECCLES. Angel Inn: Mickey Flynn, 9pm.

DANCES

GORLESTON. Shrublands Youth and Adult Centre, Magdalen Way: Ballroom and sequence tea dance, 2-4.15pm, 01493 669170.

GREAT YARMOUTH. Conservative Club, The Precinct, Market Gates Shopping Centre: Salsa with Alegria, 8-10.30pm, 07710 205557.

SALES

BELTON. Moorlands Primary School: Christmas fair, games, stalls, refreshments, Father Christmas, 3.30pm; proceeds to the children at Moorlands.

WINTERTON. Primary School: Christmas fair, 2.30-4.30pm.

SATURDAY, 06/12/2008

EVENTS

FLEGGBURGH. Village Hall: Quiz night, festive nibbles, wine, beer etc and raffle available, 7.30pm £3pp (teams up to six).

GORLESTON. RNLI Shop, Riverside Road: Open Saturdays/Sundays until December 14, cards, gifts and calendars, 11am-2pm.

GREAT YARMOUTH. Christchurch, King street: Coffee morning, crafts, cards and cakes, 10am-12.

Market Gates Shopping Centre: Meet the Author, Robert Ashton, book signing, 3-4pm.

FITNESS

BRADWELL. Mill Lane Community Centre: Little Ninjas Karate Club, for ages 3-9, 2.30-3.30pm.

SHOWS

LOWESTOFT. Marina Theatre, The Marina: A Christmas Spectacular (festive music and carols), featuring The Chorus of St Cecilia, The Jayne King Dancers and Junior Choir and Soloists, 7.30pm £12/concs £10, 01502 533200.

UPTON. Village Hall, Cargate Lane: Christmas Cracker, an evening of music and comedy from various performers, raffle, refreshments, 7pm £4 adult/£2.50 concs, tickets from Joyce 01493 752237.

GIGS

COLTISHALL. Railway Tavern: Hard Rain, 8.30pm.

FILBY. Fox and Hounds: Stealers (classic rock), 9pm.

GELDESTON. Locks Inn: Murphy's Lore and the Gutter Boys (folk-rock, country, blues and rockabilly), 9pm £3.

HEMSBY. Seadell Bar: The Yarebeats, 9pm.

DANCES

GREAT YARMOUTH. Conservative Club, Market Gates Shopping Centre: Ballroom/sequence dance, £3/members £2.80, 8-11pm.

ORMESBY. Bracecamp Parish Hall: Ballroom, Latin and popular sequence with Peter and Joy, 7.30-10.30pm £2.

SALES

ACLE. Horners auction gallery: The Winter Auction, antiques, fine art and collectables, 10am.

Parish Hall: St Edmund's Christmas fair, decorations, stalls, cakes, crafts, visit from Santa, refreshments, 10am-1pm.

GORLESTON. Cliff Park Infant School: Christmas fair, Santa's Grotto, stalls, etc, 10am-12; proceeds All Seasons Pavilion (outdoor classroom).

GREAT YARMOUTH. Unitarian Church, Greyfriars Way: Christmas fair, games, gifts, tombola, 1-4pm.

HICKLING. Methodist Church Hall: Christmas bazaar, stalls, raffle, refreshments, 10.30am-2.30pm; proceeds to FAITH Animal Rescue, Hickling.

HOVETON. Village Hall: Second-hand books, 9.30am-3pm.

LOWESTOFT. Gunton Baptist Church, Montgomery Avenue: Craft fair, 10.30am-3.30pm.

MARTHAM. Village green marquee: Christmas fair, craft, charity and food stalls, Father Christmas, folk dance displays, 11am-4pm; lights switched on by Chrissie Jackson (Radio Broadland), 4pm; proceeds Radio Broadland Kids Appeal, stall bookings on 01493 740484.

SEA PALLING. Village Hall: Christmas sale, gifts, cards, decorations, crafts, have your photo taken with Father Christmas, 2-4pm; proceeds to work of the church.

STALHAM. Town Hall: Farmers' market, 9am-12.

SUNDAY, 07/12/2008

EVENTS

BELTON. John Green Institute: Open afternoon for residents and those interested to view the new extension and discuss hire of the building, light refreshments, 2-5pm.

GORLESTON. RNLI Shop, Riverside Road: Open Saturdays/Sundays until December 14, cards, gifts and calendars, 11am-2pm.

GREAT YARMOUTH. Peggotty Community Hall, Admiralty Road: God's Victorious Army Church, fresh fire revival, 12-2pm.

CONCERTS

GREAT YARMOUTH. Christchurch: Great Yarmouth Brass present a Concert of Seasonal Christmas Music, refreshments and raffle available, 2.30pm £5, advance booking recommended on 01493 844242.

GIGS

BECCLES. King's Head: Red Beans and Rice (New Orleans jazz), 8pm.

LOWESTOFT. Hotel Hatfield, Esplanade: Milestones Jazz Club present Tommasco Starace's Anglo-Italian Quartet, doors 8pm £7/concs £6.

RAVENINGHAM. Raveningham Centre: The Mollyhawk (jigs, reels), 1pm free.

SALHOUSE. Lodge: Lee Vasey, 4pm. Lee Vasey and friends, 4-6.30pm.

SALES

GREAT YARMOUTH. York Road Drill Centre: 1st Great Yarmouth Scout Group Christmas bazaar, 11am-2.30pm pitches start from £7, bookings/information: Angie 01493 855462 (sorry tables and chairs not provided).

HOVETON. Village Hall: Antique and collectors' fair, 9.30am-3.30pm.

WINTERTON-ON-SEA. Primary School: Christmas fair, various stalls, games, raffle, 2.30-4.30pm.

MONDAY, 08/12/2008

EVENTS

BELTON. Village Green Children's Centre: Play and Weigh, drop-in baby clinic (every first and third Monday of the month), stay for play, a drink and a chat, 1.30-3pm, details: 01493 669676.

GREAT YARMOUTH. Beatty Close Community Centre: Bingo, 6.30pm.

FITNESS

BELTON. John Green Institute: Yoga, please bring floor mat and towel, 10.30am £2, 01493 780194.

BRADWELL. Mill Lane Community Centre: Little Ninjas karate club, for ages 3-9, 4.45-5.45pm.

DANCES

BELTON. King's Head: JT's Line Dance Club, beginners and improvers 8-10pm, 07788 408801 (Jane).

GORLESTON. St Peter's Church Hall, Lowestoft Road: Line dancing, easy dances, 10am-12, 01493 669155.

ORMESBY. Ormesby Village Junior School: Salsa with Alegria, 7.30-9.30pm, 07710 205557.

Community Centre: Line dancing with Dancing Boots, 8pm.

TUESDAY, 09/12/2008

EVENTS

BELTON. Village Green Children's Centre: Children's song and storytime every Tuesday including school holidays, 1.30-2.30pm.

CAISTER-ON-SEA. Library: Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time for pre-school children and their parents/carers, 2.15-2.45pm.

GORLESTON. Library: Crystal Clear, community reiki group, 7-9pm £2 minimum donation for a 15-minute session, 01493 851308 after 4pm.

HOPTON. Spiritualist and Healing Centre: Healing and counselling by trained staff, 6.45-7.45pm.

LUDHAM. Church Rooms: Christmas bingo, 8pm; proceeds Ludham Guides.

STALHAM. St Mary's Church: Christmas Tree Festival, 30 plus decorated trees, refreshments available, 10am-4pm.

FITNESS

HEMSBY. Village Hall: Gentle exercise, 10-11.30am £3.

ORMESBY. Bracecamp Hall, Ormesby St Margaret: Keep fit with Alegria, 9.15-10am, 07710 205557.

SHOWS

GORLESTON. Pavilion Theatre Gorleston, Pier Gardens: Nigel 'Boy' Syer and Friends Christmas Show, 2.30pm £14/concs £13, next Fri 7.45pm £14/concs £13, 01493 662832.

GIGS

GORLESTON. Shrublands Community Centre, Hawthorn Road: Great Yarmouth Folk Club, musicians and singers welcome, 8pm, 01493 603759 (Ali).

RACKHEATH. Green Man: Lindsey Ball and Simon Denny (vocals) with the Mike Capocci Trio (jazz), 8.30pm.

DANCES

BURGH CASTLE. Burgh Hall: Line dancing, Crazy Legs, 8-10.30pm.

CAISTER-ON-SEA. Community Centre, Beach Road: Line with Jane, beginners and improvers 1-3pm, 07788 408801.

GREAT YARMOUTH. Conservative Club, The Precinct, Market Gates Shopping Centre: Salsa with Alegria, 8-11pm, 07710 205557.

Northgate Hospital Social Club: Sequence and ballroom, 2-4.15pm £2.50 including refreshments, 01692 403591.

HEMSBY. Seacroft: Line dance, hit the floor LDC, intermediates 7.30pm, Loran 01493 669582.

HORSTEAD. Tithe Barn: Line with Golden Stars, improvers 7-9pm £3.50, 01603 890708.

SALES

STALHAM. Town Hall: Household and collectables sale, 9am-12.30pm.

WEDNESDAY, 10/12/2008

EVENTS

BRADWELL. Mill Lane Community Centre: Little Music Makers, free children's activity session suitable for all ages, every Wednesday including school holidays, 9.30-10.30am.

GREAT YARMOUTH. Priory Centre next to St Nicholas' Church: Age Concern Great Yarmouth, pop in for tea/coffee and chat, from 10am 50p.

Newtown Methodist Church Hall: Coffee morning with bric-a-brac stall, 10.15am-12.

TEACHA Development Centre, 40 South Quay: Drop-in healing and reiki clinic, 12.30-2pm, free meditation group, 4-5pm, 01493 331468.

Sure Start, The Priory, Priory Plain: Musical keys sessions, music and fun for children and young people with special needs, £1 per family for refreshments 1-1.45pm and 2.05-2.50pm, 01603 405858.

Christchurch, King Street: Women's Fellowship weekly meeting with speaker, Betty Brooks, 2.30pm.

Beatty Close Community Centre: Bingo, 6.30pm.

Lichfield Community Centre, Southtown: Christmas bingo, plus free children's bingo, raffle available, 7.15pm £5.

St James' Church, Admiralty Road: Jimmy's café and church, 7.30pm.

The Rumbold Arms PH, Southtown Road: RAOB Pride of Great Yarmouth Lodge meeting (every Wednesday), 8pm.

STALHAM. St Mary's Church: Christmas Tree Festival, 30 plus decorated trees, refreshments available, 10am-4pm.

Youth Hall, Recreation Ground: Beat loneliness and come along to SWAN (women's mental health organisation), have support, make new friends and learn new skills, 11am-1pm.

FITNESS

GREAT YARMOUTH. New Bodies Fitness Centre: Salsacise, 7pm, 853375.

SHOWS

GORLESTON. Pavilion Theatre Gorleston, Pier Gardens: Nigel 'Boy' Sayer and Friends Christmas Show, 2.30pm £14/concs £13, 01493 662832.

GIGS

CANTLEY. Reedcutter: Transatlantic session hosted by the Chaffinches, 8.30pm.

DANCES

BELTON. King's Head: Salsa with Alegria, 8-11pm, 07710 205557.

GORLESTON. Fitness 2000: Urban funk street dance, 6pm, 01493 442317.

Shrublands Community Centre, Hawthorn Road: JT's Line Dance Club, beginners and improvers 8-10pm, 07788 408801 (Jane).

GREAT YARMOUTH. Northgate Hospital: Line dancing with Crazy Legs, 10am-12.

Northgate Social Club, Northgate Hospital: Ballroom and Latin, 8-10.30pm, £2.50.

HEMSBY. Village Hall: Tap and salsa with Alegria, tap 6.30-7.20pm, salsa 8-9.30pm, 07710 205557.

Seacroft: Line dancing, Hit the Floor LDC, absolute beginners 7pm, improvers/intermediates 8.15pm, Lorna 01493 669582.

MARTHAM. Village Hall: Line dancing, Dancing Boots LDC, beginners 7pm, improvers 8pm; salsa with Alegria, 12-2.30pm.

ORMESBY. Bracecamp Parish Hall: Ballroom, Latin and popular sequence with Peter and Joy, 2-4.30pm £1.50.

THURSDAY, 11/12/2008

BELTON. Village Green Children's Centre: Bumble Bee play sessions: 9.15-11am parent and toddler session for children under two; 1.15-3pm parent and toddler session for children over two, bookings: 01493 789562.

ORMESBY ST MARGARET. Village Centre, Station Road: Scratby and California Residents Club meeting, 2pm.

STALHAM. St Mary's Church: Christmas Tree Festival, 30 plus decorated trees, refreshments available, 10am-4pm.

FITNESS

GREAT YARMOUTH. Newtown Methodist Church: Bums, tums and legs and beginners yoga, 6-7pm, 07747720139.

High School: Adult only swimming sessions with Great Yarmouth Swimming Club, 7-8pm, 01493 751500.

SHOWS

GORLESTON. Pavilion Theatre Gorleston, Pier Gardens: Nigel 'Boy' Syer and Friends Christmas Show-, 2.30pm £14/concs £13, 01493 662832.

LOWESTOFT. Marina Theatre, The Marina: Peter Pan (pantomime), preview evening 7pm £5-£12.50, 01502 533200.

CONCERTS

GELDESTON. Locks Inn: Bungay Choral Society presents Christmas carols and recitals, plus mince pies, 8pm.

GIGS

GELDESTON. Locks Inn: Folk session with Bric-a-Brac, 9pm.

DANCES

ACLE. Recreation Centre: Royal British Legion monthly indoor boot sale, 10am-2pm £5 per table, bookings from 01493 750967.

CALIFORNIA. California Tavern: Salsa with Alegria, 8-9.30pm, 07710 205557.

CARLTON COLVILLE. Uplands Community Centre, Ashburnham Way: East Coast Liners, beginners 8-9.30pm £3.50, 01502 562953.

GORLESTON. Gym, Shrublands Centre, Magdalen Way: Hit the Floor dance club, absolute beginners 7pm, beginners/improvers and traditional class 8pm, 01493 669582/07795102094.

St Paul's Church Hall, Salisbury Road: Diamond Line Dance Co, beginners 7.30pm, intermediate 8.30pm, 01493 859333.

SUTTON. Sutton Staithe Hotel: Salsa with Dance Cuban, beginners and improvers 8-9.20pm, music to 11pm £5/concs £4, 07711 286047. Salsa with Dance Cuban, beginners and improvers 8-9.20pm, dancing to 11pm £5/concs £4, 07711 286047.

DANCES

GREAT YARMOUTH. Marina Centre, Marine Parade: Marina Dance Club presents a Christmas buffet tea dance with Gerald and Valerie, 1.30-4pm £4.75/members £3.75; booking essential on 01603 626526 (last event for 2008).

SUTTON, Sutton Staithe Hotel: Salsa with Dance Cuban, beginners and improvers 8-9.20pm, music to 11pm £5/concs £4, 07711 286047.

SALES

ACLE. Horners Acle Saleground, Old Norwich Road: Auctions, cars 9.45am, general 10am.

FRIDAY, 12/12/2008

EVENTS

ACLE. Library: Christmas family fun, crafts to make, stories and puzzles, free admission and refreshments, 4-5pm.

BELTON. Village Green Children's Centre: Christmas art and craft activities for pre-school children, parents and carers, 9.30-11am £1.50 per session (£4 for all three sessions, December 5, 12, 19), bookings: 01493 789562.

CAISTER-ON-SEA. Morse Opticians, 14-16 Tan Lane: Festival of Hats, display of handmade and decorated hats plus a sealed bid auction of signed hats including ones from Stephen Fry, Victoria Wood, Frank Skipper and Ben Ainslie, 3.30-9pm free; proceeds activities at the John Grant School, 01493 720977.

HOVETON. Broadland High School: Air Training Corps 222 (Broadlands) Squadron, for ages 13 plus, 7-9.30pm, 01603 781222 (during session).

STALHAM. St Mary's Church: Christmas Tree Festival, 30 plus decorated trees, refreshments available, 10am-4pm.

SUTTON, Methodist Church, Sutton Street: Crib and flower festival, Christmas cards, flower arrangers' stall, produce, refreshments, 10am-4pm.

SHOWS

GORLESTON. Pavilion Theatre Gorleston, Pier Gardens: Nigel 'Boy' Syer and Friends Christmas Show, 7.45pm £14/concs £13, 01493 662832.

LOWESTOFT. Marina Theatre, The Marina: Peter Pan (pantomime), Fri 2pm and 7pm £5-£15.50/concs £5-£13.50/family saver ticket £50 (four) on top price only, 01502 533200.

CONCERTS

GREAT YARMOUTH. Time and Tide, Blackfriars Road: Carol Concert with music by Great Yarmouth Brass Band, mulled wine, mince pies and hot sausage rolls available, 6-8.30pm free admission.

GIGS

PORINGLAND. Zaks at the Swan: Liza Wolfe, 8.30pm.

WANGFORD, BECCLES. Angel Inn: 7th Note, 9pm.

DANCES

GILLINGHAM. Village Hall: Ballroom and Latin, advanced 7.15pm £3.50, improvers 8.30pm £3, 01508 520850.

GREAT YARMOUTH. Conservative Club, The Precinct, Market Gates Shopping Centre: Salsa with Alegria, 8-10.30pm, 07710 205557.

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