Sunday, 19 August 2018.

What’s On In and Around Aylesham – from Wed 16 May

16 May, 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 16 May 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 16 May 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 16 May – Aylesham Welfare & Leisure Centre, Spinney Lane. Snowdown & Aylesham CWFC youth team training sessions . Under 8s and 9s groups run from 5pm until 6pm followed by under 13s from 7pm until 8pm. New members welcome. More information from 01304 849155 or 07866 132438.

Wednesday 16 May 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 17 May 9.30am-12pm – Aylesham library, Community Workshop site, Ackholt Road. Weekly Citizens Advice Bureau drop in session.

Thursday 17 May – 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. It is hoped to start a Scouts section for older children from September. If you are interested in helping with the group, or if your child wants to come along, please contact Cassie Osborne, group Scout leader, 01304 841573 or 07488 243525.

Friday 18 May 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 19 May 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

Saturday 19 May 7pm – St Finbarr’s RC Church, Market Place. Christian Unity Pentecost service and reception. All are welcome.

Monday 21 May 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 21 May 6pm – Aylesham Community Workshop Project, Ackholt Road. Fierce, the Dance Workout for all ages (age 7+ with a participating adult) 7pm, Fierce – The Dance Workout for all ages (14+ with a participating adult).

Monday 21 May 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 22 May 2pm-4pm – 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. This has moved forward from its usual slot owing to half term arrangements.

Tuesday 22 May – 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.

Tuesday 22 May 6.10pm – Aylesham Welfare & Leisure Centre, Spinney Lane. Drum n Bass Workout. 7pm Fierce- The Dance Workout for all ages (14+ with a participating adult).

Wednesday 23 May 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. From 11am, members will be displaying outdoors their recently recreated Kent coalfield banner for anybody who wishes to photograph it.

Wednesday 23 May 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.

Wednesday 23 May 10am-12pm – Bechange Community Hub, Ackholt Road, Aylesham, one stop shop drop in service where you can discuss a range of issues with support workers including solicitors, community wardens and village PCSO Emma Carmichael. You may wish to discuss local crime, domestic abuse or anti-social behaviour. This will be the first event of its kind and is expected to become a weekly event.

Thursday 24 May – 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. It is hoped to start a Scouts section for older children from September. If you are interested in helping with the group, or if your child wants to come along, please contact Cassie Osborne, group Scout leader, 01304 841573 or 07488 243525.

Thursday 24 May 7.15pm – Aylesham Community Workshop Project, Ackholt Road. Fierce, The Dance Workout, for all ages (11+ with a participating adult)

Friday 25 May 9.30am – Aylesham Welfare & Leisure Centre, Spinney Lane. Drum n Bass Workout with Fierce.

Saturday 26 May 11am onwards through the day – Aylesham Welfare & Leisure Centre, Spinney Lane. Get the bank holiday weekend off to a flying start with the Snowdown RFC family fun day and rugby sevens tournament. Live music, a hog roast, beer tent, fancy dress, sweets and cakes stands, Aylesham fire engine (subject to availability), the Aylesham Heritage Centre stand and an assault course will be set up to entertain everyone. Teams joining the sevens should get their players’ names to snowdowncwr.captain@gmail.com before the day to qualify for free entry. Teams entering on the day, and no later than 11am, will have to pay £10 entry fee. More information from 07890 564470.

Sunday 27 May 12pm-12am – Ratling Club, Ratling Road. Ratstock Music and Cider Festival. Families and non members welcome to take part. Music and barbecue from 3pm.

Monday 11 June 10am-2pm – Aylesham Baptist Church, Dorman Avenue South. Renew 61 is the new group evolving from Aylesham mental health Fight Club. This will be the launch event and promises to offer community space for anyone – hopefully becoming a kind of ‘shared front room’ . Free tea and coffee while tasty treats and lunches will be on sale, provided by Roses tea Rooms. Numerous activities offered as well as a prayer space. Open to all.

Saturday 16 June 10.30am onwards – St Peter’s Church, Dorman Avenue North. KC’s Dancers hold their annual hullabaloo with a variety of games, sideshows and stalls to enjoy It also sees the group’s prizegiving. Stalls can be booked via Karen_Chamberlain@hotmail.co.uk for £10 each.

Saturday 30 June 2pm-10pm – St Peter’s Church, Dorman Avenue North. The first St Peter’s Church Real Ale festival. Fans of ‘proper beer’ will be flocking to this occasion. A selection of Goody’s ales will be available along with gins, Pimms, hot food and live music.

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