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4 at 4
Sun 23rd Feb 2014 - Sun 27th Apr 2014
Crafts, activities, bible stories, refreshments, songs and music all taking place on the 4th Sunday of the month starting Feburary 23rd through til April 27th all at 4pm at St Benedicts Church centre - open to all age groups - come and join in the fun.

Lowestoft B&B Theatre Company
Thu 10th Apr 2014 - Sat 19th Apr 2014
The Wizard of OZ that starts it's performance run at The Players Theatre on Thursday 10th April through to Saturday 19th April.
Tickets are limited and can be bought at or call 01502 770020.

Lifeguard Applications
Mon 14th Apr 2014 - Sat 19th Apr 2014
The RNLI, who will patrol Lowestoft and Southwold beaches this summer, are on the lookout for new lifeguards and a chance for you to be involved in 'Britains best summer job.'
The RNLI are looking for fit and healthy strong swimmers aged over 16.
Candidates must also have a surf lifesaving qualification, the course for which will be held on Lowestoft South Beach between April 14 and April 19, costing £230.

For more information call 07917 581567.

Tias Treasures 3rd Birthday
Sat 19th Apr 2014
Come along and help us celebrate Tias Treasures 3rd Birthday and raise funds for Autism Anglia, Norfolk SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) and The Ryan Appeal, Ryan is a local man recently diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.

Photography by Sarah Hartley, Meet and Greet the The Tias Treasures Monkey, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, The Gorleston Green Ranger, Dr Who and Daleks, Spiderman, Star Wars, The Hopton Ghosthunters and Cinderella.

There will also be a Punch and Judy Show, Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos, Balloon Modelling, Raffle and Tombola with some fantastic prizes donated by local businesses, Competitions, Fun and Games such as Hook a Duck and Name the Easter Chick and various Craft Stalls including Tias Treasures handmade jewellery and the chance to create your own sand sculpture.

All taking place on Saturday 19th April from 1:00pm - 5:00pm at The Cliff Hotel, Cliff Hill, Gorleston
Suggested donation of 50p for Children and £1 for Adults, Babies FREE.

Charity Fundraiser
Sat 19th Apr 2014
Mariner Compass Gorleston raising money for Cancer Research UK on the 19 April.
10 til 12pm Coffee Morning and from 12noon til 11pm local bands -
Free BBQ and Charity Auction - further details 07753 175295

Giant Easter Coffee Morning Hopton on Sea Village Hall
Sat 19th Apr 2014
Giant Easter Coffee Morning
Homemade Cakes & Craft stalls
on Saturday 19th April 10am to 12:30pm at Hopton-on-Sea Village halls Station Road, Hopton-on-Sea. Giant Easter Egg raffle, Chocolate Tombola, Crafts, Tea, Coffee & Cakes, and an appearance by 'Gypsy' Sylvia, the fortune teller. In aid of Hopton-on-Sea Youth Club.

Gunton Estate Tenants Hall
Sat 19th Apr 2014
Collectors Craft Fair taking place on Saturday 19th April from 10am til 2pm
Stalls are £5 each - set up from 9am
Refreshments including Bacon Rolls
For booking info - call Reg on 07867 811898
all welcome

Lions Easter Egg Hunt
Sun 20th Apr 2014
Lowestoft Lions Easter Egg hunt taking place at the Sparrows Nest Gardens on Easter Sunday 20th April from 11am til 3pm
Easter Egg Hunt is FREE and open to children up to the age of 10. All children will need to be supervised by a parent or guardian - Entry must be pre booked by 12th April
There will be a roadshow with K-SYL-R
Prizes and Games, Childrens Fun Fair Rides, Lowestoft Lions Stalls, Lowestoft Bike Active
Book now - 01502 718035

Feline Care Easter Sunday Open Day
Sun 20th Apr 2014
Feline Care Easter Sunday Open Day
Sunday 20th April 12-3pm
Feline Care Cat Rescue, Roudham Road, East Harling, NR16 2QN Our spectacular Easter Sunday Open Day with many fantastic stalls - tombolas, raffle, delicious refreshments, bric-a-brac, gifts, jewellery, crafts and of course CATS!

Live music from Donna Rae Walls and The Promised Band!
We won't be touring the indoor cats as demand is far too high for our cats to cope with and even the friendliest cat can get too stressed. However, our free-roaming residents will be more than happy to accept strokes and fussing!

Come along between 12-3pm - Entrance is £1 for adults, 50p for under 16's & under 3's are free!

We look forward to seeing you all, come rain or shine :)

Contact Laura on 01953 718529 or for more information.

Easter Egg Hunt Oulton Broad
Sun 20th Apr 2014
Broadlands in Borrow Road, Oulton Broad are holding an Easter Egg Hunt for children in their beautiful garden on Easter Sunday, April 20th from 10am to 12.30pm. There will also be fun things to do and a raffle. Admission for adults is free. Children £2.50 each (pay on the door). There will be light refreshments and snacks on sale and proceeds will go to the Residents' Amenity Fund.

Caister Sports and Social Club
Mon 21st Apr 2014
Caister sports and social club, Beach Rd, Caister on sea NR30 5ER
On Monday 21st April a family afternoon of entertainment taking place - from 1.30pm with Singer and Puppeteer Pete Turner.

RSPB Lowestoft & District Local Group.
Thu 24th Apr 2014
Taking place on Thursday 24th April
Sparrows Nest and North Denes, Lowstoft. NR32 1XG
Guided walk 7.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.
Meet inside main entrance to Sparrows Nest opposite car park.
Facilities and cafe in Sparrows Nest from 8.00 a.m.
Leader Julie martin Tel: 01502 715940

Broadlanders Art Club Annual Spring Exhibition
Sat 26th Apr 2014 - Sun 27th Apr 2014
Broadlanders Art Club Annual Spring Exhibition
at the Methodist Church Hall, Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Norfolk
Saturday & Sunday, April 26 / 27th 10 am – 5 pm (both days)
Live art demonstrations, Free admission, Refreshments available.
Contact Sheila Denton on 01439 668454 or visit:-

Great Yarmouth Scavenger Hunt 2014
Sat 26th Apr 2014
The Great Yarmouth Scavenger Hunt is taking place on April 26th 2014 raising money for The Leah Wilby Foundation. We need teams of up to 5 people to undertake the hunt which sends the teams off for 7 hours to complete as many of the list of 70 challenges as they can. Challenges fall into one of 3 categories; find it, make it & do it, each challenge has a set amount of points for completion, but extra points are awarded for creativity and originality. The hunt kicks off from Mocha Coffee Lounge on Regent Street, at 9am with teams able to register and collect lists from 8am. The winners will be announced at an evening ceremony where we'll also be holding a raffle to raise further money for Leah's Lounge. Prizes include weekend use of a sports car courtesy of Sidegate Motors, passes to Pleasurewood Hills and other local attractions and much more. Raffle tickets are available from Mocha at £1 each or a strip of 5 for £4.
For more info on the hunt, how to get involved and the charity search Great Yarmouth Scavenger Hunt on Facebook or visit
There is a £10 fee per team taking part & all proceeds go to the charity.

Dawn Chorus Walk at the Waveney River Centre
Sat 3rd May 2014
Dawn Chorus walk, 3rd May starting at 5am. A guided walk with experts to help you identify the bird calls we hear, finishing off at the Waveney River Centre for a full english breakfast.
£12 per person (includes food), please book on 01502 564250. Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve, Burnt Hill Lane, Lowestoft, NR33 8HU.

Classic Vehicle Rally and Country Fayre 2014
Sun 4th May 2014
Classic Vehicle Rally & Country Fayre 2014 Bungay Area Lions Club is holding another Classic Vehicle Rally & Country Fayre in the grounds of Earsham Hall, Bungay, NR35 2AN on Sunday 4th May, 2014.
There will be plenty to see - classic cars, motorcycles, tractors and both commercial and military vehicles. Other attractions on the day will include food and craft stalls, licensed bar, trade stands, auto jumble, children's games, entertainers and workshops. Funds raised from the event will go to local Lions causes.
Gates will open from 10am until 5pm. Entry to the public will be £3 for adults - under 16s free.
Bungay Lions invite you to a great day out for all the family.
If you have a vehicle to show, you can obtain a registration form for free entry from: Michael Gardiner, Tel: 07599 935113 Email: Stall enquiries: David Lewis Tel: 07599 935165 Email: Website

Beccles Rose May Fete
Mon 5th May 2014
After a very successful year in 2013 Beccles Rose May Fete which will taking place in Beccles on Monday 5th May at Ringfield Village Hall grounds between 10am until 5pm. There will be mixture of entertainment happening during the course of the day which will include Music from Moore Music Roadshow, arena acts and much more to be released over the coming weeks. If you are interested in doing a display to promote your club please get in contact.
We are still looking for stalls, charity, toys, books, jewellery, crafts, garden, arts, antique, or promotional stalls. If you would like to book a stall please phone (01986) 894831 or email for all up to date information on the fete please follow us on facebook.

Rose May Fete Ringsfield
Mon 5th May 2014
Join in the Rose May Fete which is taking place On Bank Holiday Monday May 5th at Ringsfield Village Hall Grounds between 10am and 5pm.
The event will have a Bonny Baby competition age groups are 0-6 months, 6-12 monts, 12-18 months, and 18-24 months with some great prizes from Klash photography of Lowestoft, Also there will be a fun dog show sponsored by Skinners dog food, and Wagg dog food with some great prizes, there will be a display from Bokwa fitness, Jive bunnies, and Florido School of Dance, also there will be live performances from local bands and local singers including international singer Jack W Ollett. Also there will be stalls, cream teas in the village hall, and a grand raffle

Craft & Table Top Sale Kessingland
Sat 10th May 2014
Craft and table top sale, Kessingland Community Centre, Francis Road.
Sat May 10th 2014 11-00 until 2-00. Setting up from 10-00.
£7-00 table, supplied.
Refreshments available.
Tel Moll on 01502740672

Bungay Choral Society
Sat 10th May 2014
Bungay Choral Society are singing Rutter's Requiem on Saturday 10th May 2014 at St Mary's Church Bungay. Tickets £8 adults, children free. Call 01508 518013

Craft & Gift Fayre Beccles
Sat 17th May 2014
Craft & Gift Fayre
May 17th 12-4 at Beccles Guide and Scout Hall,Common Lane Lots of lovely handmade items,cushions,shabby chic, cakes, raffle and also children's activitys, all money raised will go to Girlguiding Beccles

Dust off your wedding dress party Ladies Evening
Sun 25th May 2014
You've always wanted to get that Wedding dress back out, dust it off and put it back on.....well now is your chance.
A Charity evening is taking place on 25th May at the Parkhill Hotel Lowestoft from 7pm til Midnight to raise money for Willows Journey, The Sandra Chapman Centre and Sophie Frosdisk.
Dust off your Wedding Dress Party will be a fun event for all ladies and to ensure your friends don't miss out or they are not married or prefer not to wear their dresses, they are just as welcome - bring a party dress and become an 'honorary bridesmaids'
Dress code is Bridal Dress, (Veil and Tiara too if you like!) or formal party dress only.
Tickets are £30 - further details or call 07810833522 - Ticket price includes, entry, pimms, bbq, photographer, cake, raffle tickets, disco and other entertainment

Strutt Your Mutt Dog Day
Sun 22nd Jun 2014
Strutt Your Mutt Dog Day and Walk takes place on Sunday 22nd June at Benacre Estate. .
It's a great family fun day out that gives you the opportunity to walk on parts of the Estate usually closed to the public, Enter the dog show, watch our special dogs on the catwalk fashion show, Lowestoft Dog agility, In the Pink & Police dog displays. Learn the benefits of canine massage, talk to behaviourists and other professionals about your dog. Visit animal charity / rescue stands and shop all things doggie.
Licensed bar and a range of refreshments The event opens at 9.30am Parking just £1 per car Benacre walks £5 per Adult £3 per Child (under 5s go free)
Dog show entry £2 per class visit our event website & follow us on Facebook

Yarmouth Village Games
Sun 22nd Jun 2014
Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Active Norfolk are appealing for more villages to sign up to the Norfolk Village Games 2014. The sports that the villages can take part in include Archery, Darts, Wall Climbing, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee and many more.
District heats take place at Lynn Grove High School in Gorleston on June 22nd with the county final taking place on Sunday July 13th.
More info visit or call 01603 731566

Save Hemsby Coastline fun day
Sun 22nd Jun 2014
Save Hemsby Coastline fun day is taking place on 22 June -
Lots planned for the day. With donkey rides, lots of side stalls a craft fair and inflatables a beer tent cream teas etc + The Beach Bunny will be there too - lots of fun for all the family.

Ladies Night to raise funds for Beccles Pre School
Sat 28th Jun 2014
A ladies night taking place to help raise funds for South Beccles pre school on Saturday 28th June 7 till 9:30 - loads of different stalls and a fabulous raffle.

Charity Golf Day
Wed 2nd Jul 2014
There is a charity golf day at Devere Dunston Hall in aid of the special care baby unit at James Paget Hospital on Wednesday 2nd July, come and support a great cause, only £45 per player, with a chance of a super hole in one prizes contact graham for further details -

Beccles Antiques Street Market
Sun 24th Aug 2014
Beccles Antiques Street Market taking place on Sunday 24th August from 8am – 4.30pm

The market boasts a varied and interesting collection of both general and specialist dealers selling a wide range of antiques and collectables including furniture, silver, china, linen, jewellery, books, clocks, retro and vintage design and decorative items. The dealers are experts in their field and are quite happy to share their knowledge and expertise with collectors. In fact it is the great selection of antiques on offer that make this market so successful and creates a wonderful atmosphere that is much commented on.

Many of the local shops and restaurants and bars are open that day and first class catering is incorporated into the market; including Big Sky Pies, hog roast and local ice cream, If you haven’t been before you really should give it a visit and experience the pleasure of a busy outdoor specialist market. Free entry, well signposted, Sat Nav NR34 9HA

For further details please contact Kate Lee on 01502 711174. Follow us on facebook:

24th Annual Plough Day & Country Fair at Brampton
Sun 7th Sep 2014
24th Annual Plough Day & Country Fair at Station Road, Brampton, Suffolk on Sunday 7 September 2014 from 10am - 4pm raising money for local charities. Tractors ploughing, heavy horses, vintage cars and stationery engines. Dog Agility, Dog Show, main ring activities, raffle, refreshments, paravanni icecream and bar.