The Beach - What's On on the East Coast
Opportunity to volunteer for the Breydon Ranger team
Thu 20th Feb 2014 - Thu 13th Mar 2014
Another opportunity has arisen for local people to volunteer for the Broads Authority’s Breydon Ranger team and help look after the remote and wildlife rich areas of Breydon Water and Haddiscoe Island.
The Authority is adding three more volunteers to the Breydon Ranger team’s volunteers which were recruited last year.
They will support the rangers in patrolling the Breydon area both on land and water, carrying out minor maintenance work, mowing and brush cutting, assisting the public, and helping with events, educational activities and small conservation projects.
The first tranche of training in boat handling and conservation skills and habitat management will begin in April and end in the Autumn. Ranger volunteers are asked to offer a minimum of two days assistance a month throughout the year.
The first group of volunteers who were taken on last year have almost completed the second stage of their training, which means they will be able to patrol the lower reaches of the Rivers Yare, Waveney and Bure in a launch without a member of staff with them.
A role description and a link to the online application form can be found on the Broads Authority’s website, http://www.broads-authority.gov.uk, under Volunteering Vacancies. The closing date for applications is midday Thursday 13th March. Interviews will be held on Saturday 29th March at the Great Yarmouth Yacht Station, Tar Works Road, Great Yarmouth. To discuss the role contact one of the rangers in the Breydon team - Dave Hemnell 07711 205831 or Jon Hopes 07768 086124
For further information contact: Hilary Franzen, Press Officer, on 01603 610734; mob: 07775 563030; email: email@example.com
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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.
Lake Lothing Gigs
Sat 15th Mar 2014
On 15th March, join 'More Madness' at the Lake Lothing, Rotterdam Road Lowestoft, for a night of Madness Tribute - 9pm til Midnight
All welcome - free admission and taking donations for Breast Cancer Research.
More details 01502 573935
Greek Dinner and Dance
Sat 15th Mar 2014
A Greek dinner and dance taking place in aid of St Spyridon Church Great Yarmouth and East Anglian Childrens Hospices on Saturday 15th March at the Ocean Romm Gorleston - Doors open 6pm for dinner at 7pm (black tie optional)
Live Tradition Greek Music - Outstanding raffle prizes - further details Jimmy 07753 729490, Paniko 07899 950587 or Michael 07590 603640 - Tickets - Adults from £40 - 12 and under £20
Colville House Grand Table Top Sale
Sat 22nd Mar 2014
Colville House Grand Table Top Sale Saturday 22 March 10am - 1pm
To book a table call 01502 538038 Monday pm or Thurs all day or Brian on 01502 582901 anytime Plenty of space still available Call to book or turn up on day. Set up Tables from 9am
In addition to the usual stalls and tables Lowestoft Sea Front Air Festival have kindly donated items of merchandise unlikely to be obtainable again (T shirts, Caps Mugs etc) along with some very collectable memorabilia of the Lowestoft Air Show.
Belton & District Historical Society
Sun 23rd Mar 2014
Taking place on Sunday March 23rd at the John Green Institute Station Road South, Belton at 2.30pm
"A Potted History of Gt. Yarmouth"
An Illustrated talk by The Memory Joggers
Presented by Belton & District Historical Society
ADMISSION £3.00 (Members £2.00)
Enquiries 01493 780776
Sport Relief Mile
Sun 23rd Mar 2014
Time to dig out the running kit! The Lowestoft Sport Relief Mile is taking place on Sunday 23rd March - starting at Royal Green on Marine Parade. Whether you're a super sprinter or willing walker come and join in with a choice of a 1, 3 or 6 mile course.
This is the first time that Sport Relief has come to Lowestoft - to enter visit sportrelief.com
RSPB Lowestoft & District Local Group.
Wed 26th Mar 2014
Taking place on Wednesday 26th March at Oulton Marshes and Fisher Row
There will be a Guided walk - Meeting at 10.00 a.m.
At St. Michael’s Church, Oulton for half day walk.
Own transport, no facilities
All welcome. No Charge - Leader: Julie Martin 01502 715940
Broadland and Waveney Theatre Group
Fri 28th Mar 2014
Broadlands in Borrow Road along with the Waveney Theatre Group will be hosting an evening of improvisation on Friday March 28th to which all are welcome. The cost of £17.50 includes a three course meal, during which the Theatre Group will work from your suggestions to give you a delightful evening out with no risk of embarrassment (no one will be dragged up on stage!) based on the television series 'Whose Line is it anyway'.
This 'not to be missed' evening starts at 7pm for 7.30pm and tickets are available from reception during office hours or by telephoning 01502 512895. Proceeds will go to The Friends of Broadlands who are now raising funds for a new mini-bus.
Sat 29th Mar 2014
Jumble Sale taking place on Saturday 29th March
Jubilee Hall, George Lane, Loddon from 10AM - 12.00
Jumble, Bric'a'Brac, toys, books, homemade cakes/buns/biscuits, Tombola etc.
Please come and support Jenny's nursery school Large free car park at venue tel 07902112100 or 01508 548343
Fundraising Event at The Cliff Hotel in Gorleston
Sat 12th Apr 2014
On Saturday the 12th April at 7.30pm there will be a Fundraising Event at The Cliff Hotel in Gorleston to raise funds for the East Coast Hospice.
It's an Evening of Entertainment including Vocalists, Cabaret, Auction, Massive Tombola and Disco.
The tickets are £10 each and are available from the East Coast Hospice Charity office
tel 01493 718707 or direct from Lucinda 07988218558.
East Coast Hospice aims to meet a widely recognised need to provide a Local Hospice for the communities within the Great Yarmouth and Waveney areas.
Currently, they have purchased a five acre site in Gorleston and have full planning permission to build the hospice which provides a 10 bedded unit along with daycare facilities to ‘Help people live as well as they can for as long as they can’.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.struttyourmutt.co.uk & 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 www.activenorfolk.org/villagegames 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.
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: www.facebook.com/antiquesmarketbeccles
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.