Monday, 16 July 2018.

What’s On In and Around Aylesham – from Wed 4 July

4 July, 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 4 July 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 as well.

Wednesday 4 July 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 4 July – 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.

Thursday 5 July 9.30am-12pm – Aylesham library, Community Workshop site, Ackholt Road. Weekly Citizens Advice Bureau drop in session.

Thursday 5 July – 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 6 July 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 7 July 12pm – Aylesham Welfare & Leisure Centre, Spinney Lane. The centre will be the starting point for the annual charity bike ride in aid of Snowdown Welfare RFC. Club rules of fancy dress apply – men dress as women and women as men. The route will take in a number of local pubs apparently – stragglers may wish to pause to watch a game of football on TV!

Saturday 7 July 7.30pm for 8pm – The Ratling Club, Ratling Road. Quiz Night in aid of Aylesham Heritage Centre. A small entrance fee of £2 is requested. Your support is needed to help raise much needed funds for the group.

Monday 9 July 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.

Tuesday 10 July – 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 10 July 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 11 July 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 11 July 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 11 July 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 as well.

Thursday 12 July – 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 12 July 7.15pm – Aylesham Community Workshop Project, Ackholt Road. Fierce, The Dance Workout, for all ages (11+ with a participating adult)

Saturday 21 July 2pm-10pm – Market Place , Fair On The Square makes a welcome return. Live entertainment, refreshment stalls, play zones, art & craft, local history and much more are promised. Organised by Aylesham4Aylesham – like their Facebook page for more announcements.

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