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Harwich Society Monthly Quiz
Mon, 04/01/2016 - 20:00 to Mon, 05/12/2016 - 20:00
Acorn Suite, Rear of Royal Oak Public House

The Harwich Society runs a monthly quiz night on the 1st Monday of each month. The quiz begins at 8pm and is £1.00 per head with up to 8 per team.

All dates for the year are listed below.

Food waste caddy Recycling Roadshow
Wed, 27/01/2016 - 10:00 to Wed, 23/03/2016 - 14:00
Recycling Roadshow

A roadshow to promote recycling, food recycling and the food caddy liners that are being delivered to all residents of Tendring this year.

ESSCRP logo Competition on the Sunshine Coast Line
Wed, 10/02/2016 - 16:00 to Mon, 22/02/2016 - 17:00
Website below

5 chances to win £100 high street vouchers.

Sketch of proposed cafe Clacton boutique seafront café consultation event
Sat, 13/02/2016 - 09:00 to 16:00
Proposed seafront café site

Come and see our architect's initial concepts for the proposed boutique seafront café and tell us what you think.

Season Opening Charity Day
Sat, 13/02/2016 - 11:00 to 16:00
Dovercourt Skate Rink

Join our Season Opening Charity Day. There will be stalls, Hot food & Drink, Roller Skating. Donations from the day will be made to "For the Love of Maisy" and " Lets get Leon on his feet"

Messy Church
Sat, 13/02/2016 - 15:00 to 17:00
St James Church

Church, but not as you know it! We talk, have fun and discover more about God. Crafts, games and stories suitable for children and their families. Plus food.

Children swimming School Holiday Activities
Mon, 15/02/2016 - 09:00 to Mon, 22/02/2016 - 17:00
Various Leisure Sites

A whole programme of indoor and outdoor sessions have been organised by Tendring District Council in Brightlingsea, Clacton, Dovercourt, Harwich, Manningtree and Walton.

Please use the links below to find out further information - different centres are open at different times and days.

Hand Sewing Class - Make A Purse
Mon, 15/02/2016 - 14:00 to 17:00
Jennies Gifts

Learn the basic skills of hand sewing to make and line your own small purse, Price includes all the equipment you will need and a free drink in our coffee shop.

Mothers Day Pottery Painting
Tue, 16/02/2016 - 14:30 to 16:30
Jennies Gifts

Give the personal touch this Mothers Day choose from a variety of items to paint (ornaments, teapots, mugs etc.) no need to book just drop in, glazing and firing is included.

LDN Wrestling
Tue, 16/02/2016 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

The top stars of LDN Wrestling are returning to Clacton for a night of action packed drama!

Mister Maker and The Shapes Live!
Thu, 18/02/2016 (All day) to Fri, 19/02/2016 (All day)
Princes Theatre

Come and join your ultimate arts and craft hero Mister Maker, for his first ever live theatre tour!

Love Is In The Air "The Helen Abbey Band"
Thu, 18/02/2016 - 19:00
Electric Palace

Helen Abbey has three CD's under her belt. Her career has led to international collaborations and tours and numerous sessions for BBC Radio. Her music is loved and played worldwide: From Brazil to Denmark, Japan to the Philippines. For this show she is joined by Harwich's own guitar hero, Trevor Durrant, from The Red Hot Radiators. The rest of the band comprises the best established musicians in the region. Featuring Matt Keane on keyboards, Charles Rickards on bass and Alex Best on drums. The Helen Abbey band have worked together for several years now and this special Valentines event sees an evening of love themed songs from jazz and soul standards, to pop covers.

Winter Jumble Sale
Sat, 20/02/2016 - 14:00 to 16:30
Little Clacton Village Hall

Charity winter jumble sale.

Madam Butterfly
Sun, 21/02/2016 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

Performed by the Russian State Opera, featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live orchestra with over thirty musicians.

Tony Stockwell
Fri, 26/02/2016 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

Psychic medium Tony Stockwell demonstrates his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones.

Beetle Drive
Fri, 26/02/2016 - 19:30 to 22:30
Walton And Frinton Yacht Club

Beetle Drive to raise funds for Walton and Frinton Lifeboat, play beetle and move round the room for a fun and sociable evening for a great cause, fabulous fish and chips as well!!

Man Trek 2016
Sat, 27/02/2016 - 13:30
Start points at Colchester Rugby Club

Man Trek is a one of a kind event for dads, sons, uncles, grandads and cousins to join together and trek through the Essex countryside.  Form a Band of Brothers and take the challenge!

St Helena Hospice Open Gardens
Tue, 01/03/2016 - 09:00 to Wed, 31/08/2016 - 23:59
Your Garden

We're excited to launch our Open Gardens event for this year, it's free to take part - just collect donations on the day! We know that lots of our supporters have beautiful gardens nestled away which have had a lot of hard work, time and effort put into and we want you to share your masterpieces in support of the hospice! Whether you own a large country estate or just a few pots and planters, we're here to help you share your pleasure with your local community.

Dr Feelgood
Fri, 04/03/2016 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s, Dr Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world.

Money for Nothing
Sat, 05/03/2016 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

Europe’s premier tribute to Dire Straits.

The King of Pop - The Legend Continues
Fri, 11/03/2016 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

Get ready to moonwalk the night away at a show who's star performer ‘Navi’ once earned a standing ovation from Michael Jackson himself.

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 13:00 to 21:00
Charter Hall

Grab your dancing shoes and cha cha cha your way to our brand new event, Danceathon 2016.

Steve Parrish
Sat, 12/03/2016 - 19:30
Princes Theatre

Enjoy the life and times of Steve Parrish (Stavros) which provide a completely different, colourful, humorous and at times, daring portrayal of this man's career.

Essex Book Festival
Tue, 15/03/2016 - 19:30 to 21:30
Clacton Library

Writer and producer Carol Hayman will be promoting her latest book "No One Escapes" which focuses on Rosemary West the infamous serial killer.