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23rd May 2018

What’s On – April

APRIL 2018

Every Monday
Carpet Bowls, Tuddenham St Martin Village Hall, 6.30pm, New members welcome – come and try to see if you like it, only £1 per session. For more details contact Ray 01473 610067
Beginners Ballroom and Latin Class, Kesgrave High School, Main Road, Kesgrave, 7pm, Tel: Sharon (AISTD) 07946 347167 Graham (AISTD) 07790 230651, All levels welcome, No partner necessary, £5
Little Playmakers, interactive craft and rhyme time session for under 5s and their grown-ups. Kesgrave Community Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave, IP5 1JF, 9.30am–11am (Term time only).
Body Moves & Dance Class, with Linda, St James Catholic Church Hall, 482 Landseer Rd, Ipswich, 7.45pm – 9.15pm, A Fun & Friendly class, try a free taster session for more info Call Linda 01394 273033
Al-Anon Family Groups support for families and friends of alcoholics, Museum Street Methodist Church Hall, 17 Black Horse Lane, Ipswich, The meeting is located in the hall behind the Museum St Methodist Church, accessed from Black Horse Lane,
0207 4030888, www.al-anonuk.org.uk for other groups in the Ipswich area, (not held on bank holidays.) 
Badminton, Sidegate Lane Community Centre Ipswich 7.30pm -10pm £2.50 per session new members welcome for info contact Ann 01473 726423
Pilates, Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich, 1.45pm – 2.45pm, £5 per class, New members welcome. For further details contact 07763 456078.
Badminton, Handford Hall School, Gatacre Rd, Ipswich, 7.15pm – 9.30pm, experienced players and beginners always very welcome, for a free taster session or more information please contact Adrian on 01473 464920
Ballroom and Latin Class, Goals Centre, Suffolk New College, Grimwade Street, Ipswich, IP4 1LT, 6.30pm – 7.30pm, 01473 251323, 07736306519
Yoga, Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich,
10am – 11am, £3.50 per session, New members welcome, For further information contact: 07773 456078
Suffolk Promenaders Square Dance Club Rushmere Village Hall, Humber Doucy Lane, Ipswich, 7.30pm – 10pm, Only £3.00, tea and coffee provided, Contact 01473 415785 or 01473 422663 for further details.
Badminton, Suffolk New Academy Sports Centre, Birkfield Drive, Ipswich, 6pm – 7pm, Beginners and experienced players welcome, Come along for your free first session or call/text Gill 07706 044861 or Peter 07802 173041 for more information.
Ipswich Croquet Club, Fynn Valley Golf Club, from 1pm. Beginners always welcome. Tel: 01394 671642 or fran@franrousham.plus.com

Every Tuesday
Tea Dances with Teresa at Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich, IP4 4HZ. 2-4 pm, with refreshments, Ballroom, Latin and sequence dancing. £3.00pp members. 01473 422427.
Little Playmakers, interactive craft and rhyme time session for under 5s and their grown-ups. Martlesham Community Hall, Felixstowe Road, Martlesham, IP12 4PB, 9.45am–11.30am (Term time only).
Carpet Bowls, Nacton Village Hall, IP10 0EU, 7.30pm, Come and have a go. First three visits free, then £2 per evening if you like us and want to stay, A sociable and fun evening, just turn up!  
Craft Club, The Salvation Army Priory Centre, Queens Way, Ipswich, 10am – 12pm, A relaxed friendly group for all abilities. Sewing, knitting, crochet
and other crafts, £1 per session, Refreshments and lunch available, for more info 01473 710721, ipswich.priory@salvationarmy.org.uk
Do you have one hour for Fun? Music? Dance?  Join Jane of Suffolk Keep Fit Association at Woodbridge Community Centre Woodbridge. 9.45am – 10.45am, Contact Jane 07860 824747
Carpet Bowls, Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich, 7.30pm – 10pm, £2.50 per session, New members welcome.  For more details contact Tony Crane 01473 410740.
Table Tennis. All standards and ages 7.30pm to 9pm, Lindsey Village Hall (next to the church), Lindsey (near Hadleigh), IP7 6PP, £2, further information 07768 828362
Art Group, Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road, Ipswich, 1.30pm – 3.30pm, all welcome, for details phone 07443 630072
Co-op Ladies Choir meet at The Co-op Education Centre from 2.15pm to 3.30pm, Come and join this busy choir, performing on average 15 times a year, A friendly group, who enjoy singing to a high standard, If you would like to join us please contact Lynn Scannell 01473 710820
Lets Dance, Ballroom Latin & Sequence, Social Dance. At the Manor Ballroom Ipswich, 7.15 – 9.45, (from 9th January). New Members Welcome £5.00 for info 07773 185494
Senior Singers, Co-op Education Centre, Fore Street, Ipswich, 10.30am – 12pm, Male & Female singers, 55 plus, join in this long established & friendly group of singers, No auditions. Call 01473 879817
Martlesham Heath Country Market, The Pavilion, The Square, Martlesham Heath, 9am, home-made, home-grown, and home-crafted items for sale.  For further information Tel 01473 623849 or www.martleshammarket.co.uk
Memory Lane Cafe for people living with dementia, including carers, cared for and bereaved. 11am – 3pm – £1 entrance fee – light lunches and activities available – The Rosary Club, Bramford Road, Ipswich Tel 07795 587425 for more info

Every Wednesday
11th Ipswich Wednesday Cubs, Chesterfield Drive Scout HQ, every Wednesday, during term time, 6.30pm to 8pm, For boys and girls from seven and a half to ten and a half years, Join for fun, friends, outdoor adventure, camps and visits, Call Mary on 07821 979509 for further information,
Orwell Panthers Athletic Club for athletes with disabilities, aged 10+, Northgate Sports Centre between 6.15pm – 7.30pm, See website “orwellpanthers.co.uk” for more information
Ipswich Croquet Club, Fynn Valley Golf Club, from 1pm. Beginners always welcome. Tel: 01394 671642 or fran@franrousham.plus.com
Transcendental Meditation Suffolk®, Free introductory talks 10.30am/7.30pm Maharishi Peace Palace, Gardenia Close, Rendlesham, IP12 2GX.
To register online visit uk.tm.org/suffolk or phone
01394 421 136
Dance Classes at Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich, IP4 4HZ, learners from 7-8pm. Inprovers 8-10pm. £3.00pp. 01473 422427 or 01473 723070.
Creative Writing Group, Arlington’s Brasserie, 13 Museum St, Ipswich IP1 1HE, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, First session free, for further information ring Mai on
01473 711639 or go to suffolkwritersgroup.com
Tea Dance, Hintlesham Community Hall, Timperleys, Hintlesham, 2pm – 4pm at £4 per person, coffee/tea and biscuits/cakes provided, Sequence/ballroom/latin dancing, contact Teresa 01473 422427
Co-op Singers meet every Wednesday in term time from 7.30pm to 9pm, Co-op Education Centre Fore Street Ipswich. Car parking is available – entrance from Waterworks St. New members welcome, no auditions, For further information telephone Margie 01473 727829 or Julie 07986261503.
Art & Craft Group, Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road, Ipswich, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, all welcome, for details phone 07443 630072
The Phoenix Women’s Group Meeting, The Quakers Friends Meeting House, 39 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich, From 10am -12pm, For more information please telephone 07976768763 or email: Ip.Phoenix@Virginmedia.Com

Every Thursday
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Yoga, Museum St Church Hall, Ipswich. 9.30am-11am and 12.35pm-1.40pm. Lynda Noller, 01449 615351.
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Thursday Forum at Christ Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich – light lunches from 12.00 followed by free talk from 1.10 till 1.50pm. www.christchurch-ipswich.org.uk All welcome
Feeling lonely? Enjoy friendly company and learn something new in an hour round the Bible. 2.30pm to 3.30pm, at Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road. For more info call 07419 837115.
Body Moves & Dance Class with Linda, Girl Guiding Building, Garrison Lane,Felixstowe. 7.30pm to 9pm, A Fun & Friendly Class. Info call Linda 01394 273033
Cafechat, The Salvation Army Priory Centre, Queens Way, Ipswich, 10.30am -12pm, A free drop in group for the elderly with a mixture of activities including armchair exercises, table top games and discussion, Refreshments and pre-booked lunches available, For more info 01473 710721, ipswich.priory@salvationarmy.org.uk
Woodbridge Tap Dance Classes, St John’s Church Hall, 10am -11am, Friendly, informal tap class for Adult Improvers, More info: woodbridgetapdance.weebly.com or Call/Text Jill Streatfeild on 07778 746315
Yoga, Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich, 10am – 11am, £3.30 per class, New members welcome, For more details contact 01473 727796
Art Group, Harkstead Village Hall, Harkstead, 10am – 12pm, all welcolme, 01473 787633
Badminton, Handford Hall School, Gatacre Rd, Ipswich, 7.15pm – 9.30pm, experienced players and beginners always very welcome, for a free taster session or more information contact Adrian 01473 464920
Carpet Bowls, Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich, 2pm – 4.15pm, £2.80 includes tea & Biscuits, for further information telephone 01473 725274,
Woodbridge Country Market, Woodbridge Community Hall, next to Deben Pool, 10am – 11.15am, Local Home Produced Food, Plants, Vegetables and Hand made crafts for sale, Comfortable tea room to meet your friends, Open to all Free Entry.
Ipswich Country Market, Rushmere Village Hall, Humber Doucy Lane, Ipswich, 10.15am – 11.30am, Lots of home baked and handcrafted items available as well as Gluten free produces and local honey. Seasonal fruit and vegetables hand-picked the day before. Free parking and tea and coffee refreshments available, great meeting place for new and old friends. 
Coffee and Chat: informal coffee morning with activities, 10am – 12pm, All Saints Church Hall Blenheim Road, Ipswich

Every Friday
Felixstowe Country Market, Trades & Labour Club, High Road West, Felixstowe, 10am – 11am,
www.country-markets.co.uk
Art Group, The Salvation Army Priory Centre, Queens Way, Ipswich, 10am – 12pm, £2 per session, An informal group of mixed abilities with lots of chatter, Refreshments and lunch available, For more info 01473 710721, ipswich.priory@salvationarmy.org.uk
Carpet Bowls, Sidegate Lane Community Centre Ipswich, 2pm – 5pm, £2.50, per session, New Members very welcome, for more details contact Tony Crane on 01473 410740

Every Saturday
Volleyball with Ipswich Ravens, St Alban’s School, Ipswich, 2pm – 4pm, Beginners or experienced, adults (£6) and juniors age 13 upwards (£3), Call or text Steve 07584 636669
Free Volleyball with Ipswich Ravens, 2pm – 4pm in Christchurch Park, Beginners or experienced, adults and juniors age 9 upwards, Call or text Steve 07584 636669
Saturday Story Time, Woodbridge Library at 10.30am. For 2-5 year olds. Drop-in sessions so no need to book. Free!

Every Sunday
Frog Squad Sunday Kids Club, Salvation Army Bramford Road, 11.30am to 12.15pm, all children from 3 to 12 very welcome for stories singing and games
Kid’s Club Craft Activities, Woodbridge Library, 10.30am-12 noon.
Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum open every Sunday from 1st April, 2-5pm. Free entry (donations welcome). Situated rear of Parkers Place (off Eagle Way), Martlesham Heath www.mhas.org.uk

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APRIL 2018

Fri 30th Mar-Mon 2nd Apr
Art Exhibition and Sale, Community Centre, School Street, Needham Market. 10am-5pm, admission £2.

Sat 31st Mar-Mon 2nd Apr
Easter Art Exhibition, Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For more information go to
www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111

Mon 2nd April
Easter Egg Trail, Easter-themed day with eggs for the youngsters and free rides on vehicles from the museum, 11am-4pm, Ipswich Transport Museum

Tue 3rd April
Company and a Cuppa at The Oddfellows Hall, 37 High St Ipswich IP1 3QH 1.30pm- 3.30pm. Join like-minded people for a fun social time. Board games, cards, brainteasers and jigsaws available to enjoy over friendly chat and a welcome cuppa. £2pp. Contact 01473 251867

Wed 4th April
Ipswich Aviation Society presentation by Ian McLachlan, of Planes Resurrection fame, titled “Fallen Eagles”, East Anglian aviation archaeology. Hosted at Greshams, Tuddenham Road, Ipswich, IP4 3QJ, commencing at 7.30pm. Members £2/Non-members £3. For info contact Barry Turner on 01473 250816 or email barry@greshamsipswich.co.uk.
History of Jewellery – Elizabeth 1 to Elizabeth Taylor, talk by John Benjamin, at Tower Hall, Rushmere St Andrew, 2.15pm. Please visit orwelldfas.org for further information.

Fri 6th & Sat 7th April
Vinyl & CD Sale, Used and new LPs, 12”, 7”, CDs. Many reductions. 9am-5pm at Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, St Stephen’s Church, Ipswich

Fri 6th April
Sam Plackett Organ Trio, St Peter’s by the Waterfront, 7.45pm. Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on door. www.jazzbythewaterfront.com
Time flies at Old Warden… The March meeting of The Martlesham Heath Aviation Society at The Community Centre, Felixstowe Road, Martlesham Heath IP12 4PB at 7.30pm

Sat 7th & Sun 8th Apr
Spring Break. Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For info go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111

Sun 8th April
Vintage & Makers Market, Snape Maltings, 10am-4pm. Free entry

Mon 9th April
“The Oddfellows Care for you’. A free meeting open to all. Hear how the Oddfellows looks after its members. Refreshments served. Contact 01473 251867

Wed 11th April
Tea Dance at Christ Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich. Start 2pm. £2 admission includes refreshments. Proceeds to Ipswich Deaf Social Club. All welcome.
Talk: Railway Architecture. Suffolk Industrial Archaeology Society at Ipswich Transport Museum, Cobham Road, Ipswich, IP3 9JD at 7.30pm. Info 01473 405116

Sat 14th April
Craft & Gift Fair, St Peter’s byt the Waterfront, College St, Ipswich, 10am to 4pm, Entry Free.

Sun 15th April
Spring Quiz Night, supporting Age UK Suffolk at Kesgrave Community Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave. 7.00pm for 7.30pm start. Teams of 4-6 people. £5 per head including light nibbles. Tel: 01473 298683/email: fundraising@ageuksuffolk.org to book your team.

Mon 16th April
Talk: First Bus operations in Essex and Suffolk. A presentation by First Bus, Chelmsford at Bourne Vale Social Club, Halifax Road, Ipswich, 7.30pm. Ipswich Transport Society meeting, entrance – £2.00. Further information – 01473 405116

Tue 17th April
Talk by John Field on the historic buildings of Ipswich. East Suffolk National Trust Association, Ropes Hall Kesgrave, IP5 1JF, 7.15pm. Free parking, entry fee for non ESNTA members £3. Website
www.membershipesnta.btck.co.uk

Fri 20th April
Join us for a “Big Chinwag” (cuppa and a chat!) at Kesgrave Community Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave. 2.00pm -4.00pm. Aimed at people aged 65+, make new friends, chat and reminisce – entertainment & refreshments provided. Contact: 01473 298683 or email: fundraising@ageuksuffolk.org for further details, or just turn up on the day.

Wed 25th April
The 100 (Bomber Support) Group Radio Counter Measures (WW2), Illustrated by Wing Commander John Stubbington (Rtd) presented by The Ipswich & District Historical Transport Society at Salvation Army Citadel, 558 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, 7.30pm, entrance via rear door, visitors welcome £3.50 members £1.50. Tel 01473 422145/01394 420490

Thur 26th April
Talk: Black Teeth and Dirty Fingernails: The Great Unwashed of Victorian London. Ipswich Group, Suffolk Family History Society. The Co-op Education Centre, 11, Fore Street, Ipswich IP4 1JW, 7.15pm. Adm £3 for Members, £3.50 for non-members (pay on the door)
Charity Golf Day at Ufford Park Hotel, Ufford. Teams of four. Price £55 per person/£220 per team includes bacon bap, 18 holes of golf, reception drink, 3 course dinner, team and individual prizes, charity raffle and auction. Supporting Age UK Suffolk. For further information call Jo on 07885 512210 or email fundraising@ageuksuffolk.org

Sat 28th April
Coffee Morning, St Mary’s Church Room, Bramford, 10am-noon. Lots of cakes and savouries bring & buy stall, jigsaws and raffle, iao FIND.