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PUBLISHED: 18:32 11 December 2008 | UPDATED: 12:32 03 July 2010

FRIDAY, 12/12/2008



EVENTS

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

BELTON.

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, Franks Skipper and Ben Ainslie, 3.30-9pm free; proceeds activities at the John Grant School, 01493 720977.

FILBY. Club Room: Bingo, free refreshments, 7.30pm.

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

HEMSBY. Village Hall: Grand Christmas bingo, free refreshments, doors open 6.30, eyes down 7.30pm; proceeds to Salvation Army and Children in Need..

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 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), 2pm and 7pm £5-£15.50/concs £5-£13.50/family saver ticket £50 (four) on top price only, 01502 533200.

NEATISHEAD. Victory Hall: Aladdin, by Richard Thompson, pantomime performed by Neatishead and Barton Society (NABS), 7.30pm £5/children £2.50, from The Olde Saddlery Neatishead (pre-show suppers available) and White House Stores, also 01692 630898.

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

CAISTER-ON-SEA. Centurion: Maxwell and Murphy (guitar duo), 9pm.

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

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

WINTERTON-ON-SEA. Hermanus Leisure Centre: Hal's Honky Tonk presents, Stig - Christmas party (country), 7.30pm £5, 01493 394357.

DANCES

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

SATURDAY, 13/12/2008

EVENTS

GORLESTON. RNLI Shop, Riverside Road: Open for cards, gifts and calendars, 11am-2pm.

St Peter's Church Hall: Prize bingo, 7.30pm; proceeds to Emergency Disaster Fund.

GREAT YARMOUTH. Newton Methodist Church: Penguin Pre-School Christmas fair, bric-a-brac, jumble, refreshments, 11am-2pm.

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

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

FITNESS

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

SHOWS

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

GREAT YARMOUTH. Hippodrome Circus, St George's Road: Christmas Spectacular, 2.30pm and 6.30pm £10-£16/senior citizens £12 all seats/children £10 all seats, 01493 844172.

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

NEATISHEAD. Victory Hall: Aladdin, by Richard Thompson, performed by Neatishead and Barton Society (NABS), 2.30 and 7.30pm £5/children £2.50, available from The Olde Saddlery Neatishead (pre-show suppers available) and White House Stores, also 01692 630898.

GIGS

BLUNDESTON. Plough Inn: Micky Jay King, 8.30pm.

COLTISHALL. Railway Tavern: Get Carter, 8.30pm.

GELDESTON. Locks Inn: Normal for Norfolk, (comedian/singer), 8.30pm.

GORLESTON. Social Club: Red Hot Rockers, (rockabilly/rock 'n' roll), 9pm.

Three Tuns: Rockin' Johnnies, 8.30pm.

HEMSBY. Seadell Bar: Mel Stevens and the Strollers, 9pm.

LOWESTOFT. Lake Lothing: Who's There, (The Who tribute band), 8.30pm.

SPIXWORTH. Village Hall: Wild Ones, 8.30pm.

STOKE HOLY CROSS. Mill Inn,: Disco, with LM entertainments, 8.30pm.

UPTON. White Horse: Hard Rain, 8.30pm. Hard Rain, 8.30pm.

WANGFORD. Angel Inn: Double D disco, 9pm.

DANCES

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

HALVERGATE. Village Hall: Christmas ball, 8pm £5.

HOVETON. Village Hall: Social, sequence and ballroom, 7-10.45pm £3, 01692 403591.

SALES

ACLE. Church: Farmers' market, 9am-1pm.

HORNING. Village Hall: Christmas fair, 11am-1pm; proceeds Horning Hedgehogs Pre-school.

STALHAM. Town Hall, High Street: Curios and crafts market in aid of Barnado's, 9am-4pm, table bookings and information on 01692 581200.

SUNDAY, 14/12/2008

EVENTS

COBHOLM. Community Centre: Christmas fair, with Father Christmas and various stalls, 2-4pm free admission.

GORLESTON. RNLI Shop, Riverside Road: Open for cards, gifts and calendars, 11am-2pm.

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

POTTER HEIGHAM. Village Hall: Carol concert, Broadland Brass Band, 2.45pm.

SOUTH WALSHAM. Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden: Father Christmas, in his woodland grotto with seasonal music from Norfolk Reed Clarinet Quartet, carol singing and a visit from Father's Christmas' reindeer, 4-6pm £4.25 (inc gift for every child).

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

SUTTON. Methodist Church, Sutton Street: Crib and flower festival, Christmas cards, flower arrangers' stall, produce, refreshments, 2-5pm.

SHOWS

GREAT YARMOUTH. Hippodrome Circus, St George's Road: Christmas Spectacular, 2.30pm and 6.30pm £10-£16/senior citizens £12 all seats/children £10 all seats, 01493 844172.

CONCERTS

LOWESTOFT. Marina Theatre, The Marina: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Gala Christmas Celebration, conductor: Paul Bateman; with special guest soloists and members of the Lowestoft Choral Society, programme of carols for audience, choir and orchestra with festive songs and music, 7.30pm £21.50-£27.50/concs £21-£26.50, 01502 533200.

UPTON. St Margaret's Church: Carol concert, with Brundall Singers, 3pm retiring collection.

GIGS

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

GELDESTON. Locks Inn: A session with Billy and Colin Quantrill, (folk/blues/country), 2.30pm.

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

WANGFORD. Angel Inn: Open acoustic night, 8.30pm.

SALES

HOVETON. Village Hall: Craft fair, craft supplies, refreshments, 9am-3pm.

MARTHAM. Village Hall: Car boot, 9am-12, 01493 740954.

RACKHEATH. Village Hall: Antiques and table top sale, stallholders contact 01692 582598/01603 722301, 9.30am-3pm.

MONDAY, 15/12/2008

EVENTS

ACLE. War Memorial Recreation Centre, Bridewell Lane: Blood donors, 1-4pm and 5-7pm.

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.

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 decorated trees, refreshments available, 10am-4pm.

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.

SHOWS

GORLESTON. Pavilion Theatre Gorleston, Pier Gardens: Aladdin (pantomime), 10am and 2.30pm £12/senior citizens £10/children (under 16) £8/family ticket (two adults, two children) £36, 01493 662832.

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

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, 16/12/2008

EVENTS

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

CAISTER. Holy Trinity Church Hall, High Street: Prize bingo, 2pm.

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

GREAT YARMOUTH. Christchurch, King Street: GY Afternoon Townswomen's Guild monthly meeting with Christmas party, 1.30pm.

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

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: Aladdin (pantomime), 10am and 7.30pm £12/senior citizens £10/children (under 16) £8/family ticket (two adults, two children) £36, 01493 662832.

LOWESTOFT. Marina Theatre, The Marina: Peter Pan (pantomime), 10am and 2pm £5-£15.50/concs £5-£13.50/family saver ticket £50 (four) on top price only, 01502 533200.

GIGS

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

RACKHEATH. Green Man: Alan Barnes (sax-clarinet) and Dave Newton (piano) 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.

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

SALES

CORTON. Methodist Church Hall: Craft fair, wheelchair access, 9.30am-3pm free, donations to British Heart Foundation.

STALHAM. Town Hall: Table top sale, 9am-12.30pm.

WEDNESDAY, 17/12/2008

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.

CAISTER. Church Cottage, Norwich Road: Coffee morning, 10am-12.

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: Christmas coffee morning, carols, mince pies, 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, carols and readings, 2.30pm.

Beatty Close Community Centre: Bingo, 6.30pm.

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. 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: Aladdin (pantomime), 10am and 2.30pm £12/senior citizens £10/children (under 16) £8/family ticket (two adults, two children) £36, 01493 662832.

GREAT YARMOUTH. Hippodrome Circus, St George's Road: Christmas Spectacular, 2.30pm £10-£16/senior citizens £12 all seats/children £10 all seats, 01493 844172.

LOWESTOFT. Marina Theatre, The Marina: Peter Pan (pantomime), 10am and 2pm £5-£15.50/concs £5-£13.50/family saver ticket £50 (four) on top price only, 01502 533200.

CONCERTS

STALHAM. High School Main Hall: Christmas Concert, Potter Heigham Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association and Norfolk Wherry Brass perform their fifth annual concert - 7.30pm £6/under 16s £4 from the Happing Shop, Stalham, or on door; proceeds 50/50 RAFA and Band.

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.

Shrublands Youth and Adult Centre, Magdalen Way: Dead Easy Dance Group, sequence dancing and tuition including refreshments, 7-9.30pm.

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 tea dance with Peter and Joy, 2-4.30pm £1.50.

THURSDAY, 18/12/2008

EVENTS

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.

THURTON. George and Dragon: South Norfolk Writers' Circle, 7pm, 01508 480087 (Jo).

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: 10am and 2.30pm £12/senior citizens £10/children (under 16) £8/family ticket (two adults, two children) £36, 01493 662832.

GREAT YARMOUTH. Marina Centre, Marine Parade: Annie Warbuck the Musical: the sequel to Annie, 7.30pm all seats £6, 01493 851521.

LOWESTOFT. Marina Theatre, The Marina: Peter Pan (pantomime), 10am and 2pm £5-£15.50/concs £5-£13.50/family saver ticket £50 (four) on top price only, 01502 533200.

GIGS

GELDESTON. Locks Inn: Murphy's Lore, (folk), 9pm.

DANCES

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

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.

SALES

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

FRIDAY, 19/12/2008

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.

FRITTON. Village Hall: Bingo, 7.30pm.

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

SHOWS

GORLESTON. Pavilion Theatre Gorleston, Pier Gardens: Aladdin (pantomime), 10am and 2.30pm £12/senior citizens £10/children (under 16) £8/family ticket (two adults, two children) £36, 01493 662832.

GREAT YARMOUTH. Marina Centre, Marine Parade: Annie Warbuck the Musical: the sequel to Annie, 7.30pm all seats £6, 01493 851521.

GIGS

BACTON. Duke of Edinburgh: Big Sister, 9pm.

Duke of Edinburgh: Big Sister, 9pm.

PORINGLAND. Zacks at the Swan: Christmas with Elvis, (tribute act), 8.30pm.

STOKE HOLY CROSS. Mill Inn: Christmas Disco, with Justin, 8.30pm.

DANCES

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

REEDHAM. Village Hall: Nice 'n' Easy, sequence, ballroom, Latin and social dances, 7.30-10.30pm £2.50.

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