Monday, 11 December 2017.

What’s On In and Around Aylesham – from Wed 6 December

6 December, 2017

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.

Wednesdays 6, 13 and 20 December 10am-12pm – Aylesham Heritage Centre, Dorman Avenue South. All are welcome to drop in between these times to enjoy mince pies with members of the local history group. The centre will be closed on Wednesdays 27 December and 3 January but will reopen as normal from Wednesday 10 January.

Wednesday 6 December 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 6 December 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 6 December 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 6 December 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 7 December 9.30am-12pm –Aylesham library, Community Workshop site, Ackholt Road. Weekly Citizens Advice Bureau drop in session.

Thursday 7 December – 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 up to Christmas. Experienced leaders from around the district will be on hand to guide the new group until the end of the year.

Friday 8 December 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 9 December 12pm-2pm – Aylesham Welfare & Leisure Centre, Spinney Lane. Children’s Soccer Saturdays for kids under 16. Bring your mates and have a kick about on the 3G pitch. Price £2 each. More information from the centre on 01304 840661.

Saturday 9 December 11am-3pm – Roses Tearoom & Thrift Shop, Milner Crescent. Christmas Event. Your chance to get into the festive spirit with treats, cakes, mulled wine, craft and gift stalls. Father Christmas will be visiting too.

Saturday 9 December 6pm – Aylesham Baptist Church, Dorman Avenue South. Enjoy panto time with Snow White, featuring a cast of many, from five year olds to 86 years old. Tickets £3 adults and £1 children. You can book by emailing Laura Moncaster via laura.m15@hotmail.com. Sorry, Sunday performances already fully sold out!

Monday 11 December 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 11 December 7pm-8pm – Aylesham Welfare & Leisure Centre, Spinney Lane. 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 11 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 7pm, St Peter’s Church, Dorman Avenue North. Christmas Concert by Aylesham Ladies Choir with many favourite songs. Raffle and refreshments available. Admission £5 by programme.

Tuesday 12 December – 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 13 December 3pm – Aylesham Project, Ackholt Road. The Aylesham District Community Workshop Trust holds its Annual General Meeting. All are welcome to attend the event which will be in the main hall.

Wednesday 13 December 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.

Thursday 14 December 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 15 December 7.30pm – St Finbarr’s Church, Market Place. Annual Christmas Concert featuring Snowdown Colliery Band and Snowdown Colliery Male Voice Choir. Free admission.

Saturday 16 December 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 01304 840947 or visit www.ayleshambaptistfreechurch.co.uk

Saturday 16 December 5pm – The Ratling Club, Aylesham. KC’s Dancers perform their Christmas show ‘A Jungle Tale – Mowgli Meets Moana’. Promises to be great fun for old and young alike. Tickets available from Karen Chamberlain on 07484 163691 or email kcsdancers@gmail.com. Several of the dancers taking part have recently successfully completed exams, some achieving honours and honours with stars awards.

Sunday 17 December 5pm – Aylesham Baptist Church, Dorman Avenue South. Carols By Candlelight service with music played by Snowdown Colliery Band.

Thursday 21 December 6pm – Market Place, Christmas Carols on the Square. A great chance to come together and share some festive fun. Free hot drinks and mince pies and hopefully a visit by a special guest too! Organised by Aylesham4Aylesham, the event has been generously sponsored by a number of organisations including the parish council, Barratt Homes, Sharpak Aylesham, East Kent Recycling, Ovendens, Karllee, FineView, Aylesham Carnival, Hayley’s Sweetshop plus district and county councillors from members’ funds.

Sunday 24 December 4pm-5.30pm – Aylesham Baptist Church, Dorman Avenue South. Nativity Service with Christingle. Nativity fancy dress welcome.

 

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. Last session before Christmas is Monday 11 December when there will be a special guest visiting the children!
  • 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