What’s On November
Fri 1st Nov
Sproughton Community Bonfire, fireworks & BBQ. Millennium Green, Sproughton, from 7pm. Fireworks at 8pm. Entrance by donation £6/adult & £3/child (U4’s free). Card payments accepted. Parking in School grounds (Church Lane) at £1. iao All Saints’ Sproughton Church Funds
Sat 2nd-Sun 3rd Nov
County Darts Kesgrave Social Club, 11am-6pm, Suffolk v Buckinghamshire
Sat 2nd Nov
James Bond Theme Fireworks, plus live music, entertainment, funfair, bar and food. Christchurch Park, Ipswich. Gates 6pm, Fireworks 8pm.
Live Music: Ska’d 4 Life, Kesgrave Social Club, doors 7pm
Live Music: Wannabe Shadows, Hadleigh Royal British Legion, 9-11.30pm
Sun 3rd Nov
Firework Spectacular, Felixstowe & Walton Utd FC, Goldstar Ground, Dellwood Ave, Felixstowe. Gates 4.30pm, display 6.30pm. www.felixstowefootball.co.uk
Ipswich Farmers Market, Ipswich Corn Hill, 10am-2pm
Foxy Rock, Kesgrave Social Club, 7.30pm
Tues 5th Nov
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.
Wed 6th Nov
Presentation and talk, on the change in the cosmetic industry and how Tropic products are making a difference to the environment. Tropic director, Susie Ma, was a contestant in “The Apprentice”. At Oddfellows Hall, 37 High Street, Ipswich, 2-4pm or 6-8pm. Free entry with the option to treat yourself or for Christmas presents. Tropical juice and cakes available. More info call Lynne, 01473 251867
Fri 8th Nov
Race Night, Kesgrave Social Club. First race 8pm
Tea Walk: Signs & Symbols. Seahorses, flying oxen and green men, starting from Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, at 2pm, lasts 90 mins followed by refreshments. Cost £9 per person (incs refreshments). Pre booking essential thru Ipswich Tourist Information Centre or at www.ipswichregent.com
Live Music: Scorpio Rising, Hadleigh Royal British Legion, 9-11.30pm
Sat 9th Nov
Ipswich RSPB Local Group Field Meeting along the River Deben at Melton for waders, wildfowl & woodland birds. Meet 9am at Melton Riverside car park. 2-3 hours. 2-3 miles. Contact 01473 258791. All welcome
Live Music: Black Steel c/m, Kesgrave Social Club, doors 7pm
Remembrance Service, The New Cemetery, Woodbridge 10.45am.
Sun 10th Nov
Martlesham Heath Annual Remembrance Service, 3pm, Barrack Square, (near the BT Adastral Park Main Entrance – where the Memorials are located). Everyone welcome.
Remembrance Service, The War Memorial, Woodbridge, 10.45am, followed by open air service on the Market Square
Mon 11th Nov
Remembrance Service at the War Memorial, Woodbridge, 10.45am.
Tues 12th Nov
Coffee, Crafts and Conversation. Come and find out what Lynne and Teresa have for you this month. No experience required, just a have-a-go attitude! Card making, felting or knitting ”twiddle muffs” for those living with dementia. Or bring your own projects (knitting/crochet/cross stitch/paper crafts/watercolours etc). Can you help? Do you have a craft expertise that you’d like to share? Refreshments available and plenty of chat. A great way to spend a morning in good company. At 10.30am The Oddfellows Hall, 37 High St., Ipswich IP1 3QH. Ring 01473 251867 for more details. All welcome. Small charge for materials and refreshments
Spectacular Christmas Floral Demonstration, Kirton Church Hall, Church Lane, Kirton, 7.30pm, £5.Tea Coffee and biscuits will be available after the demonstration and all Vicki’s floral designs will be raffled at the end of the evening. For info 01394 411422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed 13th Nov
Suffolk Industrial Archaeology Society AGM, followed by talk from Keith Hillman on Bygones and Tools from a Personal Collection, at Ipswich Transport Museum, Cobham Rd, 7.30-9.30pm. Info: 01473 405116
Thurs 14th Nov
Tea Walk: Our Glorious Churches. Visit some of the town’s most significant churches, starting from
Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, at 2pm,
lasts 90 mins followed by refreshments. Cost £9 per person (incs refreshments). Pre booking
essential thru Ipswich Tourist Information Centre or at www.ipswichregent.com
Ipswich RSPB Group Indoor Meeting. ‘Birds in the Ancient World’, an illustrated talk. Rushmere St Andrew Church Hall, The Street, Rushmere, 7.30pm. Contact 07887 770942. All welcome.
Fri 15th Nov
Charity Quiz Night, Martlesham Community Hall, Felixstowe Rd, (behind Tescos), 7.30pm. Teams of 4-6, £5 per player. Call Ruth to book 01473 631239. Organised by Lions Club of Ipswich and iao of local good causes. Bring your own drinks and snacks.
Sat 16th Nov
Christmas Craft Fair, Holy Trinity, Stowupland, 10am-5pm. Refreshments, Father Christmas Grand Hamper Draw, free admission
Live Music: Infra Red, Kesgrave Social Club, doors 7pm
Sun 17th Nov
Foxy Rock , Kesgrave Social Club, doors 7.30pm
Mon 18th Nov
Ipswich Transport Society present a talk by Al Pulford on The Variety of Traction on the Wherry Lines from the 1980s to the Present Day at Greenfinch Church Hall, Greenfinch Ave, Ipswich, 7.30-9.30pm, £2 per head. Further info 01473 405116
Tues 19th Nov
Ipswich RSPB Local Group Midweek Walk round Bourne Bridge area and park. Meet at 10am at Bourne Park car park (Bourne Bridge entrance). Approx 2 hrs. Contact 01473 714839. All welcome.
Sat 23rd Nov
Coffee Morning, Church Room, Bramford, 10-12 noon. Bacon rolls & hot dogs and other refreshments, Books, jigsaws, CDs and DVDs.
Live Music: Skittlez, Hadleigh Royal British Legion, 9-11.30pm
Sun 24th Nov
Artisan Christmas Craft, Art and Gift Fayre, The Best Western Ipswich Hotel, Copdock. Over 65 stalls including localy made arts and crafts, 10am-4pm, admission £1 (iao FIND)
Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance, Mendlesham Community Centre, 2-5pm, all welcome, further info 07773 185494
Car Boot Sale at The Suffolk Punch Trust. Sellers £5 per car, £10 for van/trader (set up 9am, opens 10am). Buyers free admission. Info 01394 411327, www.thesuffolkpunchtrust.co.uk
Wed 27th Nov
Royal Naval Association – Our Shipmates welcome new members to join them at their lunch-time meetings on the 4th Wednesday of the month at Kirby Street Conservative Club. All Maritime Services personnel, MN and others with military connections are eligible. Contact the Secretary, Ray Leonard, 01473 740735; email@example.com.
Glow Worms, an illustrated talk, plus Wildlife Quiz and Raffle. Stowupland Village Hall, at 7.30pm. Admission £2.50 inc refreshments.
Sat 30th Nov & Sun 1st Dec
County Darts, Kesgrave Social Club, 11am-6pm Suffolk v Gwent
Christmas Craft Fair, 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
Sat 30th Nov
AUTUMN CONCERT, Ipswich Symphony Orchestra present a concert of Delius la Calinda, Elgar Violin Concerto, Soloist Benjamin Baker, Dvorak Symphony No. 8 at Ipswich Corn Exchange 7.30pm. Tickets Regent Box Office 01473 433100 or Ipswich Tourist Info Centre. www.ipswichsymphonyorchestra.org