What’s On October
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
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, 07736 306519
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.
Tea Dances with Teresa, Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich, IP4 4HZ, 2pm – 4 pm, £3 with refreshments, Details 01473
422427, www.sidegatelanecommunitycentre.org.uk, and facebook
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,
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
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
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 Vera Manning
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
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
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
Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes, Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich, IP4 4HZ, 7pm – 8pm Refreshers, 8-10pm Improvers, £3pp, Contact 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:
Body Moves Dance Class with Linda, Girl Guiding Building, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe, 7.30pm – 9pm, A fun & friendly class try a Free Taster Session for more 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Douncy 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
Felixstowe Country Market, Trades & Labour Club, High Road West, Felixstowe, 10am – 11am
Art Group, The Salvation Army Priory Centre, Queens Way, Ipswich, 10am – 12pm, £2 per session, informal group of mixed abilities with lots of chatter, Refreshments and lunch available, For more info
01473 710721, email@example.com
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
The Lion’s Club of Felixstowe Car Boot Sale, Sunday Market site, Sea Road, Felixstowe, 8am – 1pm, Free entry to the public, Car boot pitches £6 for up to 3 tables (No traders allowed).
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
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
Sun 1st Oct
American Car Show, Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT, Gates open from 10am, For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111
Suffolk Blue Cross Fun Dog Walk, Starts on the seafront near Manning’s Amusements at 10am, walk to bottom of Maybush Lane and back again – 1.5 miles each way, so 3 miles in total. Check points along the way to offer assistance. Entry by donation on the day, 0300 777 1480, www.bluecross.org.uk
Antiques & Collectors Fair, The Ipswich Hotel, Old London Road, Copdock, Ipswich, 9am – 3.30pm, Admission £2, Seniors & Students £1.50, 01702 410171
Copdock Motorcycle Show – Trinity Park, Ipswich
Tue 3rd Oct
Menta Trade Fair, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 11am – 7pm, the event, now in its 9th year, will welcome more than 100 businesses, entry is free, for more information and to reserve your tickets visit www.menta.org.uk
Fri 6th Oct
The New Orleans Delights Jazz Band, Tower Hall, 5 Broadlands Way, Rushmere St Andrew IP4 5SU, 2.15pm – 4.30pm, £5, to book phone 01473 720524
Monthly Meeting of The Martlesham Heath Aviation Society, The Community Centre, Felixstowe Road, Martlesham Heath, IP12 4PB, 7.30pm, talk – Les Hambling (ex Royal Navy submariner for 25 years) takes us on a journey to the Arctic through the eyes of a Submariner ending up in Nuclear Submarines, £3 for members, £4 for non-members, Pay on arrival on the night, You can join the Society on the night, Look on the Society web-site www.mhas.org.uk
Sat 7th Oct – Sun 8th Oct
The 95th Rifles, Landguard Fort, Felixstowe, 10am – 4pm, Come and join the 95th Rifles military re-enactment group. A weekend of soldiering, musketry and drill, Normal admission charges for the Fort apply. 01394 675900. www.landguard.com
East Anglian Falconry & Countryside Fair, Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT, Gates open from 10am-6pm, For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111
Sat 7th Oct
Silbury Hill, The Angel, Debenham, 8.30pm, entry free
Sun 8th Oct
Apple Day, Foxburrow Farm, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Melton near Woodbridge IP12 1NA, 12pm – 4pm, Apple identification, tasting and juicing, Apple games and crafty makes, Storytelling, Donkey rides and face-painting (additional charge) Guided orchard walks, Live music, Gifts for sale, Sausage wagon, home-made soup and cakes, £3 Adult, £2 Child, No need to book. Sorry no dogs, Telephone 01394 380113,
Model Railway Exhibition, Felixstowe Leisure Centre, Sea front , Felixstowe, 11am – 5pm, Annual exhibition featuring the hand-built steam engines of the Gauge One Model Railway Association, See their huge layout in the hall, Numerous other exhibits.,Organised by The Lions Club of Felixstowe, All profits to Lions charities, Adults £4, Children (under 15 years) £1, 01394 273514, www.felixstowelions.org.uk
Thu 12th Oct
Ipswich RSPB Group Indoor Meeting, Rushmere St Andrew Church Hall, The Street, Rushmere, Ipswich, IP5 1DH, 7.30pm ‘Extremadura & Corfu’, an illustrated talk by Chris Courtney former Ipswich Group Leader, Admission: Local Group members £2.20 (concessions apply), Non-Members £4.00, Juniors £1.00.
Fri 13th Oct
Operation Big Brew-up, Fundraising Event in aid of SSAFA, St Andrew’s Church Hall, Rushmere. Tea, Cakes, Tombola.
Sat 14th Oct
Old Felixstowe Community Market , Old Felixstowe Community Centre, 10am – 12pm, Drop in to this Community Market for bargains and refreshments. Organised by the Old Felixstowe Community Association, Admission free, 01394 272466,
1st Kirton Scout Group Autumn Jumble Sale, Kirton Church Hall, Near Felixstowe, 2pm – 4pm. Plenty of bargains, plus refreshments (tea, coffee and soft drinks), Help raise money to build a new Scout Hut, All welcome, Admission 30p, www.1stkirton.suffolkscouts.org.uk
Sun 15th Oct
Copdock Medals & Militaria Fair, 9/30am-2pm, (early entry before 9.30am £5). Admission £2.50, under 14s Free. Copdock Community Hall, Old London Rd Copdock. Info 07810 311977 or 07749 764937
Mon 16th Oct
Ipswich Transport Society Meeting, Bourne Vale Social Club, Halifax Road, Ipswich, IP2 8RE, 7.30pm, speaker – Gerald brown, Topic – French Railways, the Current Scene, £2.00 per head, Further information call 01473 405116
Tue 17th Oct
Ipswich RSPB Local Group Midweek Walk round Pipers Vale Ipswich, Meet at 10am at car park at Vale entrance, Approx 2 hrs, Map ref TM178419, Contact 01473 714839, All welcome,
East Suffolk National Trust Association Meeting, Rope Hall Kesgrave, IP5 1JF, 7.15pm, Talk by John Field on the history of The Ipswich Wet Dock. Free parking, NT and non NT members welcome. £3 pp. Website www.membershipesnta.btck.co.uk
Fri 20th Oct
Silbury Hill, The Alma, Harwich, 8.30pm, entry free
The Orwell Singers Charity Concert, Museum Street Methodist Church, Ipswich, 7.30pm, Admission £6, Including refreshments, In aid of Families in Need
Sat 21st Oct
Ipswich RSPB Local Group Field Meeting at EWT Wrabness & River Stour for waders, wildfowl and winter birds, Meet at 10am at car park Wheatsheaf Lane, Map ref TM167315. 2-3 hours, 2-3 miles, Contact 01473 258791, All welcome.
The 24th Ipswich Scouts Monthly Jumble Sale, Scout Headquarters 330a Bramford Road Ipswich IP1 5AX, 1pm – 3pm
Sun 22nd Oct
Craft Fair, Needham Market Community Centre, School Street, Needham Market, 10am – 4pm, Lots of stalls, free entry, free parking, refreshments available. This is a fundraising event organised by Needham Market Community Council.
Wed 25th Oct
The Ipswich & District Historical Transport Society Meeting, Salvation Army Citadel, 558 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich IP4 4PH, The Seddon Atkinson Story, illustrated by Richard Grey, Visitors welcome admission £3.50 via rear door includes refreshments, Details Martyn 01473 422145/
Peter 01394 420490
Fri 27th Oct
Halloween Night & Laser Show Spectacular, Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT, From 4pm, For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111
EACH: Felixstowe Glow Walk, starts/finishes at the Felixstowe Leisure Centre, 6pm – 8pm, A magical and mystical walk along Felixstowe promenade for children of all ages, 2 miles in length, Children (aged 3-14 years) £7, includes head boppers, a medal and refreshments. Adults (aged 15+) £2.00, Children under three free, Fancy dress encouraged, There will be a prize for the best home-made costume, In aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), 01473 276196, www.each.org.uk/support-us/eventsdiary/details/felixstowe-glow-walk-2017
Sat 28th Oct
Pre-Loved & Nearly New Table Top Sale, Ropes Hall, Kesgrave Conference Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave, 10.30am – 1pm, Refreshments Available, Free Parking, Free Admission, Tables £5 – to be booked in advance by contacting Maggie
Vinyl and CD Fair, Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Felixstowe, 9am – 5pm, If you are a dedicated collector of a band or artist, or simply want to pick up some great music at affordable prices, you can find just about any type of music to browse and buy. From Blues, Classic Rock, Jazz and Hip Hop, to Soul and Disco, whether you are shopping for discounted CDs, cut priced DVDs or rare vinyl, you can save a small fortune, making it the perfect event for any bargain hunter, Admission free, There will be a collection bucket in the hall and any donations will be gratefully received by Crohn’s and Colitis UK. 07974 157788.