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What’s On In and Around Aylesham – from Wed 10 January

10 January, 2018

This events list is compiled by Dover District Council. Don’t forget, our full list of regular events happening in the village can be seen on their own page at the Aylesham Garden Village website,  Weekly mother & baby, parent & toddler groups are included along with youth club and library activities.

No liability accepted for errors and omissions.

Wednesday 10 January 10am-12pm – Aylesham Heritage Centre, Dorman Avenue South. All are welcome to drop in between these times to learn more about the history of the village as a whole. The centre features a highly regarded collection of coal mining memorabilia.

Wednesday 10 January 12.30pm to 2.30pm. St Peter’s Church, Dorman Avenue North. The Soft Play Cafe will be open. Entry is free and a cafe light bites menu will be offering refreshments for sale. Hot food and longer opening hours will come as the cafe and volunteers expand, so any volunteers are welcome. The cafe is open to all, the equipment will be age restricted.

Wednesday 10 January 1pm-2.30pm – Bechange, Ackholt Road. Little Green Fingers Gang is aimed at children aged 0-4 years and their families. Each week there is fun craft, physical and imaginary play. During the summer months and warmer weather children can explore the charity’s community garden and learn about the environment through play and fun activities. The club costs £1 for the first child and 50p for every sibling including refreshments. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Wednesday 10 January 7-8pm – Aylesham Welfare & Leisure Centre, Spinney Lane. Snowdown Colliery RFC training session. New players welcome. Please contact either Duncan on 07704 025345 or Tommy on 07989 679177 for more information. You can also follow the club via its Facebook page – Snowdown Colliery. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Wednesday 10 January 7pm-8pm – Aylesham Welfare & Leisure Centre, Spinney Lane. Walking football session for over 50s. Non competitive, non contact football and work out. More information from www.canterburywalkingfootball.co.uk.

Thursday 11 January 9.30am-12pm –Aylesham library, Community Workshop site, Ackholt Road. Weekly Citizens Advice Bureau drop in session.

Thursday 11 January – Bechange Community Hub, Aylesham Project site, Ackholt Road. Weekly meetings of village Beavers and Cubs groups. Beavers (aged 6-8) meet from 5.15pm – 6.30pm and Cubs (aged 8-11) meet from 6.45pm – 8.15pm. The cost is £2 per child per week.

Thursday 11 January 7pm – Aylesham Parish Council holds its monthly meeting at the White House office in Dorman Avenue South. Residents are welcome to attend. Anybody wishing to speak about an agenda item is asked to first contact the parish office on 01304 840377 or email via ayleshamparishcouncil@btinternet.com

Friday 12 January 10am-12pm – Bechange, Aylesham Project, Ackholt Road. Benefits and housing advice drop in session. These are held twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays to offer advice about benefit entitlements, bidding for social housing and help completing forms. The sessions include health advice from an NHS advisor. Simply turn up on the day.

Saturday 20 January 10am – On the third Saturday of every month 10am to 12pm – Aylesham Baptist Church, Dorman Avenue North, coffee morning with home made cakes and a bits & bobs stall. All welcome. More information from Mrs J Smith on 01304 840947 or visit www.ayleshambaptistfreechurch.co.uk

Monday 15 January 10am – Aylesham Baptist Church, Dorman Avenue South. Mental Health Fight Club. A place to find friendship and support while enjoying free activities that promote positive mental health. Weekly meeting led by Laura Moncaster.

Monday 15 January 7pm-8pm – Bechange Community Hub, Aylesham Project, Ackholt Road. Beyond Limits Boot camp for the village. Fitness sessions for adults and children. More information about ticket prices available from the leisure centre or Google Beyond Fitness.

Monday 15 January 7pm-8pm – Aylesham Community Project , Ackholt Road. High Intensity Interval Training with BH Dance. £5 on the door, no booking required and second class is free. HIIT workouts are based around the love of dance. The class is for all fitness levels and uses the latest functional training methods to get fast results. BH Dance with Abi is non-judgemental and supportive.

Tuesday 16 January 7pm-8pm – Aylesham Welfare & Leisure Centre, Spinney Lane. High Intensity Interval Training with BH Dance. Call to book, free for leisure centre members and £5 for non-members.

Tuesday 16 January – Aylesham Baptist Church, Dorman Avenue South. Youth club meetings led by Pie Factory Music in three sessions according to age group. 5-6.30pm – Junior session for children in school years four to seven. Activities include art and craft, music, games and table tennis. 7pm to 9pm – Senior session for young people in years eight to 13. Arts and crafts, music, games, table tennis, guidance and support. More information via www.piefactorymusic.com or call 01843 596777.

Wednesday 17 January 10am – 12pm – St Peters Church, Dorman Avenue North, weekly arts & crafts group meeting. Cups of tea, a chance to chat as well as enjoy either painting, drawing, knitting or sewing. No experience needed, please just turn up and meet the friendly group, everyone welcome.

Friday 26 January 10am-12pm – Aylesham Parish Council offices, The White House, Dorman Avenue South. Monthly drop in surgery session with members of the parish council and Dover district ward councillors who will be available to discuss any local issues with residents.

Tuesday 30 January 2pm-4pm – On the last Tuesday of every month. Tuesday Teas at St Finbarr’s Church, Market Place. A full tea for £1.50 and 50p for children. Sandwiches, cakes and as much tea or coffee as you can manage. All are welcome and there is a free raffle too.

Among the regular events held in Aylesham are dance classes organised by KCs Dancers. The school is active six days a week. You can view its website for times, venues and prices here.

Details of regular group and club meetings in Aylesham can be viewed at the What’s On page at the Aylesham Garden village website

If your local group has any dates it would like to boost through this weekly listing, please get in touch with DDC PR & Communications Officer Nick Evans via nick.evans@dover.gov.uk

Don’t forget – you can also keep up with the latest news via the website www.ayleshamgardenvillage.co.uk or the Twitter feed @Ayleshamgarden

 

Weekly mother& baby, parent & toddler groups – please let us know if days and times have changed via nick.evans@dover.gov.uk

  • Mondays – St Peter’s Church 9am to 11am Sunbeams parent & toddler group.
  • Tuesdays – Baptist Church, between 10am and 11.30am
  • Wednesdays – Baptist Church, between 9.30am and 11.30am – when a health visitor will be attending.
  • Wednesdays – St Peter’s Church, Dorman Avenue North 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Soft play cafe will be open and is open to all, the equipment will be age restricted.
  • Wednesdays – Bechange, Ackholt Road, 1pm-2.30pm. Little Green Fingers Gang is aimed at children aged 0-4 years and their families. Each week there is fun craft, physical and imaginary play. The club costs £1 for the first child and 50p for every sibling including refreshments. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Fridays – Baptist Church, between 9am and 11am