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Norwich 99.9 - What's On in the Norwich area

DOGGIE MEET AND GREET
Wed 29th Apr 2015 - Thu 30th Apr 2015
Hay Hill, Norwich
10am - 4pm

On Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th April, Dogs Trust will be raising pounds for hounds at a doggie meet and greet in Norwich City Centre.

The Dogs Trust charity’s Dogmobile will be making an appearance on Hay Hill from 10am to 4pm to give supporters and doting dog lovers a chance to find out more about the work of Dogs Trust and meet some of our four legged friends.

The Dogmobile will be carrying pooches from Dogs Trust Snetterton Rehoming Centre, all looking for brand new homes. These charismatic canines will be on hand to greet members of the public with plenty of licks, in return for a scratch behind the ears or a tasty treat. Experts will also be on hand to offer advice on finding your perfect dog and to talk about the various opportunities to support the charity.

If you are interested in rehoming a dog please contact Dogs Trust Snetterton on 01953 498 377 or visit at North End Road, Snetterton, Norfolk, NR16 2LD.


CAKE BREAK
Fri 1st May 2015
M S Society, Unit I & J Iceni Court, Delft Way, Norwich, NR6 6BB (tel: 01603 488561)
11am - 2pm

Come along to the M S Society and enjoy a cuppa and cake.


NATIONAL WALKING MONTH
Fri 1st May 2015 - Wed 20th May 2015
A number of Mayoral park walks have been organised to celebrate National Walking Month and encourage the people of Norwich to walk more.

Events include:

Friday 1st May - Heigham Park - 9.30am (free breakfast included)
Monday 4th May - Wensum Park - 10.30am
Friday 8th May - Waterloo Park - 1.30pm
Thursday 14th May - Eaton Park - 1.30pm
Wednesday 20th May - Sloughbottom Park - 1.30pm

Norwich'’s Mayor, –Judith Lubbock will be present at each walk in a bid to increase physical activity in the city.


CLASSIC VEHICLE RALLY
Sun 3rd May 2015
Earsham Hall
10am - 5pm

Bungay Lions is organising another classic vehicle rally at Earsham Hall.

Last year saw 330 classic vehicles on display in the beautiful grounds of Earsham Hall and thousands of visitors. This year's event promises to be even bigger and better, with improvements to parking and more catering than last year.

As well as hundreds of classic vehicles on display there will be craft and trade stalls, autojumbles, plus entertainment from the Taverham Band and Air Mail (a Shadows tribute band). For children there will be Razz the Clown and a bouncy castle.

Gates will be open between 10am & 5pm and entry for the public remains a very reasonable £3. This year Bungay Lions have chosen Community Transport as the major beneficiary.


RSPCA REUNION
Mon 4th May 2015
Clarkes Snooker Club Function Room, Barker Stret, Norwich
7pm onwards

This is an RSPCA reunion from when it was based at Drayton Road, Norwich, as it is twenty years ago this year since it closed.
About 70 people have been found so far but the organiser is still looking for another 15 people, dating right back to the early 80s, including all full time and voluntary workers.

If this is you, please contact Colin Sampson on 07780 906953.


QUIZ AND CHIPS
Fri 8th May 2015
Sewell Park College
7pm for a 7.30pm start

£7.50 a head - choice of cod, chicken, 2 Sausages, or veggie spring roll, all with chips. Teams of up to 8. Raffle and 'heads and tails' in interval.


SPRING CRAFT FAYRE
Sat 9th May 2015
Salhouse Village Hall
12-4pm

Spring Craft Fayre in the Jubilee Hall, Lower Street, Salhouse, NR13 6RH. There will be a wide range of different, local craft stalls along with homemade cream teas, cakes and refreshments. Free admission and all money raised goes towards the running of the Jubilee Hall. Come along and find a unique gift, have a homemade cake or scone.


THORPE ST ANDREW SCHOOL REUNION (YEARS 77-82)
Sat 9th May 2015
The Cottage Pub, Thorpe St Andrew
1pm

Debbie Penny writes: "I left school in 79” and I have chosen this pub as the meeting place as we used to bunk off and go there during the schooling day.

"We were a complete bunch of nutters and had brilliant times together. I have asked for the years above because as a lot of us came from surrounding villages and all knew each other old and young. Sadly we know some have passed and who we would love to remember, quite a few of us have reached and gone over the 50 mark and some are just getting there so to celebrate with some would be such good fun.

"Bearing in mind some of us haven't seen each other from the day we left so perhaps I should create a school register!"


ST MARGARET'S WOMEN'S GROUP 60s/70s EVENING
Sat 9th May 2015
Church Hall, Blacksmith's Way, Old Catton, NR6 7DT
7pm - 10.30pm

£8 (including hot dogs and dessert). Please bring your own drinks, plate etc.

Proceeds to East Coast Truckers and Hope Into Action.

Tickets available from Linda on 01603 483462.


SPRING CHARITY WALK
Sun 10th May 2015
The Rotary Club of Great Yarmouth (with support of the Norwich Centenary Rotary Club) are hosting the 14th year of the annual Spring Charity Walk.

Six or ten miles around the Acle area, and you can raise money for your chosen charity on this sponsored walk.

Maps and directions are provided, with marshal points en-route. Refreshments at base, with toilet and first-aid facilities. Parking available, children under 14 years free.

For full details and an entry form, please telephone 01493 728741, email aclewalk@gmail.com, or find us on Facebook (below) or Twitter @AcleWalk.

Website: www.facebook.com/TheAcleWalk/


TENNIS CLUB OPEN DAY
Sat 16th May 2015
Blofield Tennis Club is having an OPEN DAY as part of the LTA Great British Tennis weekend.

SPECIAL OFFERS for new members and FREE coaching for adults and children throughout the day. 4 grass courts and 1 hard court. Come along and play - dust off your old racquet or borrow one - all age groups and abilities. Refreshments available.

Find us behind the Margaret Harker Hall, Yarmouth Road, Blofield.

For further details, visit our website or phone 07941 124335.

Website: www.blofieldtennisclub.co.uk


FESTIVAL OF FARMING, FOOD AND WILDLIFE
Sat 16th May 2015
Mayfields Farm, Reepham Road, Foulsham, Norfolk, NR20 5PS
11am - 4pm

Come with the family and enjoy a celebration of farming, food and wildlife, including various local food and craft stalls, children's activities, a red squirrel talk and walk, entertainment from a local school, sheepdog demos and sheep racing, Suffolk Punch horse demos, guided farm walks, a refreshments tent and more.

Free entry.


FAMILY VARIETY EVENING AND CHARITY AUCTION
Sat 16th May 2015
The Talk, Oak Street, Norwich
6pm - late (doors open 5.30pm)

Singers, dance groups, circus entertainers, bands, balloon artist, face painting, themed photo booth, candy cart, candyfloss, popcorn, small raffle and more. Bar open & hot food available. In aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

£10 per adult, under 16s free. 10 tickets for £80. Contact kgarry13@hotmail.com or 07787 446281 for more.


CHARITY BUFFET AND DANCE
Sat 16th May 2015
Horsford Bowls Club, Sandy Lane, Horsford, NORWICH, NR10 3EB.

In aid of Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Norfolk. Tickets £10 per person, available in advance by ringing the Therapy Centre on 01603 488561.


CHARITY CYCLE RIDE
Sat 16th May 2015
On May 16th, staff from 'The base', plus guests, will be cycling the length of the Marriott’s Way from its start at Barker Street, Norwich to Norwich Road, Aylsham and back again – a total of 52 miles in ONE day, with funds raised going towards the valuable services and support that The base offers. This may not sound a long way to many people, but you haven't met the staff - it's certainly going to be a challenge (especially as one of them hasn't even got a bike yet!).

If you are interested in getting involved in this challenge then please email damon@thebasenorwich.org for more details or you can support them on this epic endeavour by texting BASE02 followed by £3, £5 or £10 (e.g. BASE02 £10 to give £10) to 70070 or visit the website below and clicking "Donate Here".

Website: thebasenorwich.org


PLANT AND CAKE SALE
Sat 16th May 2015
Village Hall, Church Street , Old Catton
10 am - 12.30pm

Being held by the Old Catton Horticultural Club. There will be a wide range of plants and garden sundries for sale as well as cakes. There will also be refreshments and a raffle. Proceeds to Club funds. Please ring Liz 01603 409905 for further details.


CHARITY FOOTBALL MATCH
Thu 21st May 2015
Norwich City FC, Carrow Road, Norwich
Kick-off 6.15pm

You are coordially invited to join a group of like-minded gentlemen in raising funds for Whizz-Kidz, a charity aiming to transform the lives of disabled children by providing the equipment, support and life skills they need, when they need them.

Kick-off is at 6.15pm and the pitch is available until 8pm. Afterwards, we will de-camp to the safe environment of the Coach & Horses on Thorpe Road to rehydrate and discuss the match and our individual performances.

Each player will be asked to raise a minimum of £250 for the charity via a personal JustGiving page that will be set up for you. Collectively, we hope to raise sufficient money to change the life of a disabled child.

For more information, please contact mark@lovedayandpartners.com or stevepymm@pymmand.co.uk.

Website: http://www.whizz-kidz.org.uk/support-us/fundraising-zone/sta


ANNUAL CHARITY BALL
Fri 22nd May 2015
The Norfolk Suite at Sprowston Manor
7.00pm to 1.00am

B & B’s Annual Charity Ball, raising funds for the Priscilla Bacon Lodge Support Group.

The evening will include a delicious 3 course meal, entertainment with Radio Norwich 99.9's very own Rob Chandler, fantastic raffle prizes, and an auction.

£30.00 per person – over 18's only.

To purchase tickets please contact Julie Sapey on 07713 421193 or e-mail sapeyofhird@btinternet.com.

If you can't attend - donations can be made to the Priscilla Bacon Lodge Support Group stating The B&B Ball.


BUXTON FLOWER FESTIVAL
Sat 23rd May 2015 - Mon 25th May 2015
Buxton Church
10am to 4pm, all three days

Floral displays, stalls, cafe, Saturday night concert 7.30pm all at the church. More info on the link below.

Website: www.buxtonflowerfestival.co.uk


FAMILY FUN DAY
Sun 24th May 2015
Sprowston Social Club, Blue Boar Lane, Norwich
11am - 6pm

On Sunday 24th May, the Liam Still foundation are holding a family fun day. This includes live music, bbq, tea/coffee cake tent, bouncy castle, sumo wrestling suits, ice cream, candy floss, sweets, games, face painting, tombola, raffle, plus a variety of stalls.
This is being arranged on behalf of the Hamlet Centre who help children and adults with learning and physical disabilities.


NELSON'S JOURNEY PURPLE PICNIC
Mon 8th Jun 2015 - Sun 14th Jun 2015
The aim of the Purple Picnic is to get the local community together, choosing their preferred date between 8th -14th June, to fundraise for Nelson’s Journey whilst remembering someone close to them who has died. Anyone can get involved, from schools, to work places and families.

Nelson’s Journey are also providing the location for a Finale Purple Picnic event on Saturday 13th June 2015 at Smiles House, Little Plumstead, at which we hope to see as many people as possible! Entry is free, just bring along your purple picnic!

Enjoy free face painting, relax to live music from local musicians, try your hand at our cupcake decorating stall, listen to our magical and mystical storyteller, take part in special memory activities and view our new home, Smiles House...plus much more!

A Purple Picnic fundraising pack is available from 10th April. Register and download from the website below.

Website: www.nelsonsjourney.org.uk


CHARITY QUIZ AND CHIPS
Fri 12th Jun 2015
Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Norfolk, Unit I & J Iceni Court, Delft Way, NORWICH, NR6 6BB.

Quiz and Chips in aid of Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Norfolk. Tickets £8.50 per person inc Fish or Sausage or Spring Roll and Chips. Tickets in advance by phoning 01603 488561.


FAMILY OPEN DAY AND FETE
Sat 20th Jun 2015
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, NR3 7UY
11am - 4pm

Lots of free activities, including "bring your teddy for an X-Ray", sample the famous Trust Treats cakes and enjoy the live music! There will also be a 5km fun run (see link below). Free entry and no charge for parking in the hospital car park (charges still apply in the public car park).

Website: www.activenorfolk.org


CHARITY FUN DAY
Sun 21st Jun 2015
Sprowston Sports & Social Club
12 - 5pm

Charity Fun Day for East Anglian Childrens Hospices NOOK Appeal, hosted by Courtesy Taxis.

The event will have lots of rides and attractions for the children, food and drink, crafts and much more - plus the Radio Norwich 99.9 Street Team will be there too.

If you would like to be involved please email citycars.ltd@btconnect.com (a small donation of £50 is asked for to exhibit on the day).


FETE & DOG SHOW
Sat 27th Jun 2015
Hethersett Jubilee Youth Club, Back Lane, Hethersett, NR9 3JJ
12noon - 3.30pm

Fun dog show and fete and children's fancy dress (summer garden). Stalls, refreshments, BBQ, dog show, and games. Surprise guest to open the event!

Free entrance to the fete. Come and have a fun family time and help the Youth Club as well.


THORPE END PRE-SCHOOL (TEDDIES) SUMMER FETE
Sun 28th Jun 2015
Thorpe End Village Hall
12 - 4pm

Stalls and entertainment include: Bouncy castle, swing boats, face painting, Aspire Dance shows, phoenix cards, handmade gifts, tombola, toys, books, grand raffle, children's games and many more....

Refreshments including a beer tent, cake stall, gourmet donuts and Tesco Farm to Fork.

Everyone welcome! Free entry.

Website: www.thorpeendteddies.co.uk