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18th December 2018

What’s On – March

What’s happening around the area in March 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, 02074030888, 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, IP122GX, 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
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.

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Thu 1st Mar
Walking Ghost Tour, 8pm, meet outside Tourist Information Centre £7. For more info email
Edmund.nicholls@btinternet.com
Thursday Forum at Christ Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich – light lunches from 12.00 noon
followed by free talk from 1.10 till 1.50pm,
Howard King on Martlesham Heath Airport.
www.christchurch-ipswich.org.uk All welcome.

Fri 2nd Mar
Icons of the 80s – Go West, Nik Kershaw & Cutting Crew. Ipswich Regent at 8pm. Box office 01473 433100
“Then and Now – A Life of Flying” talk by Anthony Preston. Martlesham Heath Aviation Society, The Community Centre, Felixstowe Road, Martlesham Heath, 7.30pm. £3 members, £4 non-members
Flight Brigade, highly acclaimed seven piece band perform at Cult Cafe, Ipswich University, 8pm. Free entry.www.flightbrigade.com.

Sat 3rd Mar
Murder Mystery, Gislingham Variety Club present ‘Murder on Air’. St Peter’s Church Hall, Stowmarket 7.15 for prompt 7.30 start. Tickets £15 to include a three course meal. Booking essential. For tickets, contact lyndarochester@hotmail.com or telephone 01449 781 619. Proceeds to the Stowmarket Bells Appeal.
Ska’d 4 Life, £3 members, £5 non-members. Kesgrave Social Club, Edmonton Road.
Sun 4th Mar
Ransomes & Rapier Annual Reunion. Kesgrave Social Club, Edmonton Road, Kesgrave. Ex employees, families and friends welcome from 12.30-5.00pm. £2pp. Info call 01206 734581
Alec Dankworth All Star Quintet. Stoke by Nayland Hotel. 1.30pm. Tickets £25.

Tue 6th Mar
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 7th Mar
Rescuing Zeugma from the Euphrates, Orwell DFAS talk by Louise Schofield at Tower Hall, Rushmere St Andrew IP4 5SU, 2.15pm.

Thur 8th Mar
Thursday Forum at Christ Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich – light lunches from 12.00 noon followed by free talk from 1.10 till 1.50pm – Philip Wise on Wolsey’s Angels. www.christchurch-ipswich.org.uk. All welcome
Ipswich RSPB Group Indoor Meeting. ‘Australia, North and South’, an illustrated talk by Bill Coster Wildlife Photographer. Rushmere St Andrew Church Hall, The Street, Rushmere, Ipswich, IP5 1DH. 7.30pm. Admission: Local Group members £2.20 (concessions apply), Non-Members £4.00, Juniors £1.00. Contact 07887 770942.

Sat 10th Mar
Giant Table Top Sale, at Kesgrave Conference Centre, Twelve Acre Approach 10.30am-1pm. Free entry, iao Lions Club of Ipswich
Suffolk Orchid Society Spring Show at St Michael’s Church Centre, (nr Douglas Bader Public House), Martlesham Heath, IP5 3PL, 10am-4pm. Admission £1.00. Refreshments available.

Sun 11th Mar
Ipswich RSPB Local Group Field Meeting at Holbrook Bay for waders, wildfowl and winter birds. Meet at 9.30am at Stutton Church Map ref TM162344. 2-3 hours, 2-3 miles. Contact 01473 258791. All welcome

Tue 13 Mar
Ipswich RSPB Local Group Midweek Walk round Bourne Bridge area and park. Meet at 10.00am at Bourne Park car park (Bourne Bridge entrance). Approx 2 hrs. Map ref TM161419. Contact 01473 714839. All welcome.

Thu 15th Mar
Thursday Forum at Christ Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich – light lunches from 12.00 noon followed by free talk from 1.10 till 1.50pm – Ray Condon on Life in the Falklands. www.christchurch-ipswich.org.uk

Sat 17th Mar
Las Vegas Night. Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT, 7pm-11.30pm. For more information go to
www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111
Kenny Paul, C&W, £3 members, £5 non-members. Kesgrave Social Club, Edmonton Road.
Monthly Jumble Sale, 24th Ipswich Scout Group, 1pm-3pm, 24th Scout HQ 330a Bramford Road Ipswich (beside the Railway Bridge). Come and bag a bargain.

Sun 18th Mar
Model Railway Exhibition. Memorial Hall, Trimley St. Martin, IP11 0RJ. 10.30 – 4.30. Free parking, disabled access, refreshments available. Entrance £3, children £1.50. Proceeds to the BASIC Life charity
Kevin Barry, C&W, £3 members, £5 non-members. Kesgrave Social Club, Edmonton Road.

Mon 19th Mar
Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, at The Oddfellows Hall 37 High St Ipswich IP1 3QH, 7.15pm. Guest speaker Malcolm Taylor will give an illustrated talk about the Charity. Oddfellows £2 Guests £3. All welcome. Refreshments included. Contact 01473 251867

Weds 21st-Sat 24th Mar
The Weekend by Michael Palin, performed by Masque Players. Kesgrave War Memorial Community Centre. Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave, 7.30pm.Tickets £9, call 01473 725633.

Thurs 22nd Mar
“A Song of their Own”, The Fight For Votes by Women in and around Ipswich. Ipswich Branch, Suffolk Family History Society, at The Co-Op Education Centre, 11, Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JW, at 7.15 pm. £2 for members, £2.50 non-members

Sat 24th Mar
Family Concert: Time Travellers! Ipswich Symphony Orchestra with a programme including Dr. Who! Star Wars, Beauty and the Beast, The Planets, Wallace and Gromit and Star Trek. Tickets: £7 – £10. www.ipswichcornexchange.com, Regent Box Office, T.I.C and from Orchestra members
Coffee Morning, St Mary’s Church Room, Bramford, 10am-12 noon. Refreshements including bacon rolls and cakes. Plus stall, books, bring and buy and raffle. Raising money for new sound system for the church.
Hallelujah! Easter Offerings from the Ipswich Bach Choir and Ipswich Chamber Orchestra. Ipswich School Great Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets: £13 (£5 for students). Info or order tickets email ipswichbachchoir@yahoo.co.uk
Charity Quiz at Felixstowe Conservative Club in aid of Ipswich Blue Cross (reg. Charity 224392).
Entry fee will be £7.50 per person including a Ploughman’s supper. Teams of up to six players and there will be a raffle on the night.
If you are interested in entering a team please contact Martin on tel. 07764 989357 or email: martfred@sky.com
or contact the Conservative Club at email: info@felixstoweconservativeclub.org.uk.

Wed 28th Mar
The Southwold Railway Past, Present & Future, Illustrated by John Ridgeway – The Ipswich & District Historic Transport Society at Salvation Army Citadel 558 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, 7.30 pm entrance via rear door, Visitors £3.50 members £1.50. 01473 422145, 01394 420490

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

Fri 30th Mar
Good Friday Concert, St John Passion (JS Bach) Gippeswyk Singers with Classic Chamber Orchestra. St John’s Church, Orwell Road, Felixstow, 7.30pm (conductor talk at 7.10pm). Tickets £15 at the door or Box Office 01394 670633

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