What’s On – March

Please Note: Many weekly events are now postponed/cancelled due to the current COVID19 outbreak…. if in doubt contact the organisers

What’s happening around the area in March 2020

Sun 1st Mar
Quiz Night iao Ipswich & District Kidney Assoc. Kesgrave Social Club, 7.30pm. Teams up to 6, £2.50 pp.

Family Concert by Ipswich Symphony Orchestra, Ipswich Corn Exchange, 2.30pm. A Whirlwind of Dance Favourites for all the Family! Rodeo, Coppelia, West Side Story, Romeo and Juliet, Nutcracker Suite and much more! Tickets:  £7-£10 from T.I.C., Regent Box Office www.ipswichcornexchange.com and from Orchestra members

Tues 3rd Mar
Company and a Cuppa – Join like-minded people for a chat over board games, cards or dominoes. Brain teaser puzzles and jigsaws available too. All welcome at the Oddfellows Hall, 37 High St., Ipswich IP1 3QH, at 1.30pm £2 entry. Call 01473 251867 for details.

Mini Mammoths – Rocks, Fossils and Dinosaurs. Ipswich Museum, from £2.75. Session times: 10.15 – 11.15am | 1.15 – 2.15pm Join interactive sessions for young children and their parents, grandparents and carers. Book www.ipswichtheatres.co.uk

Wed 4th Mar
Ipswich Jobs Fair, Ipswich Corn Exchange, 10am-1pm.

Ipswich Aviation Meeting, The Ipswich Sports Club, Henley Road, Ipswich Suffolk.

Fri 6th Mar
Plane Resurrection – the 1920s Flappers n Flyers, a talk on the golden age of men and women pilots. Martlesham Heath Community Centre, Felixstowe Rd, Martlesham Heath, 7.30-10pm, entry £3 for members of MHAS or £4 non members, pay on door. Info 01473 274300

Sat 7th Mar Live Music: Coast, Hadleigh RBL Club, 8.45pm-late

Sequence Dance
with music by Michael & Sylvia (CDs) at Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich IP4 4HZ. 7.45pm – 11.00pm. Bar, Tea/Coffee & Biscuits. Members £5.00pp. Non Members £6.00pp.  Contact 01449 711874 for more information.

Felixstowe Country Market, Hadwen Room, Felixstowe Library, Crescent Rd, Felixstowe, locally-produced bakes, preserves, crafts and plants 9.30am-3pm, also serving home-made refreshments.

Tues 10th Mar

IPMS Model Building Evening at The Ipswich Indoor Bowling Club, Ipswich, 7.30pm.  Members & guests invited to bring uncompleted models and work

Wed 11th Mar

Talk: British Xylonite – the First 50 Years. Ipswich Transport Museum, Cobham Rd, Ipswich, 7.30-9.30pm.  info 01473 405116

Sat 14th March

Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly, with Ellen Kent Company. Ipswich Regent, 7.30pm. Box Office 01473 433100

Ipswich Wildlife Watch is a weekend wildlife club for 6-10s where parents and carers get to join in the fun too. Meet Stable Block, Holywells Park, Ipswich 10am-noon, £3,   www.suffolk.wildlifetrustsevents.org to book.

Live Music: Stiff in the Morning, Hadleigh RBL Club, 8.45pm-late

Felixstowe Country Market at the Community Market, Old Felixstowe Community Centre 10-11.30am homemade bakes, preserves and crafts.

Sun 15th Mar

The First 5k. Trinity Park, Ipswich, 10am-2pm.

Ransomes and Rapier Annual Reunion. Kesgrave Social Club, Edmonton Rd, Kesgrave, 12.30-5pm. All ex-employees, families and friends welcome Display of artefacts, documents, and videos. Food and drink available. Admission £2.50. More info  call  07910 659219 or e-mail: derek@dclarke.me.uk

Mon 16th Mar

Talk: Bahamas Loco Society – The Story So Far. Ipswich Transport Soc Meeting, Greenfinch Church Hall, Greenfinch Ave, Ipswich. 7.30-9.30pm, £2, info 01473 405116

Tues 17th Mar

Mini Mammoths – Rocks, Fossils and Dinosaurs. Ipswich Museum, from £2.75. Session times: 10.15 – 11.15am | 1.15 – 2.15pm Join interactive sessions for young children and their parents, grandparents and carers. Book www.ipswichtheatres.co.uk

Fri 20th Mar

Folk on the Boat – Climb aboard SB Victor for an evening of folk music with Jackie Ord and Double Take, 7pm music from 8pm. Tickets include hot buffet, available from www.sbvictor.co.uk or Ipswich TIC

Live Music: Scorpio Rising, Hadleigh RBL Club, 8.45pm-late

Sat 21st March

Felixstowe ‘N’ Gauge Railway Group Open Day. The Welcome Hall High Rd Trimley St Mary, 10am-4.30pm, admission free, displays and refreshments.

Fruhlingsfest Ipswich 2020, Christchurch Park, 1-10pm.

Sun 22nd Mar

Mother’s Day Special! East Anglian Railway Museum, Roast lunch in railway carriage, vintage steam trains, floristry workshops. Half Price entry for Mums. www.earm.co.uk or call 01206 242524

Tour of Briarbank Brewery with head brewer Rob, 4pm. Pre-book, £10, www.briarbank.org

Peter & The Wolf a Mother’s Day treat with Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra at the Ipswich Corn Exchange, 4-6pm. Book www.ipswichtheatres.co.uk

Tues 24th Mar

IPMS Meeting at The Ipswich Indoor Bowling Club, Ipswich, 7.30pm.

Wed 25th Mar

Talk: Tallboy vs Tirpitx (sinking the Tirpitz) illustrated by Robert Owen. The Ipswich & District Historical Transport Soc, at The Salvation Army Citadel, 558 Woodbridge Rd Ipswich, 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £3.50, members £1.50 to include refreshments.

Entrance via rear door

Thur 26th Mar

Talk: A Suffolk Bevin Boy, presented by Ipswich Branch of Suffolk Family History Soc. The Co-op Education Centre, Fore St, Ipswich, 7.15pm. Members £2, others £2.50, pay on door

Sat 28th Mar

Model Railway Exhibition. Trimley Memorial Hall, High Rd, Trimley St Martin IP11 0RJ, 10am-4pm. Laayouts, sales stands, refreshments. Disabled access, adm. adult £4, child £2, U5s Free.

Live Music: Missing Andy – The Railway, Foxhall Road, Ipswich, from 7pm.

Nearly New Sale, The Blackbourne, Elmswell, 11am-2pm. toys, books & baby equipment, school  uniforms & clothes. Refreshments available. info elmswell.nns@gmail.com