What’s on Elsewhere

Local community events we like and support!

  • Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardening:
    Thursday 7th January 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Help keep the new William Morris Garden looking lovely with Lloyd Park’s Head Gardener. Meet at the William Morris Garden (near the Forest Road gate). Contact 020 8496 3000 or email ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk

  • Waltham Forest Green Drinks:
    Thursday 1st December 8:30 pm-11:00 pm

    This is a fabulous opportunity for us to get together to share info about green projects (environmental, sustainability and community-related) that we are involved in, make new friends, and have a good laugh.

    We meet on the 1st of each month at 8pm at various venues around the borough; email us at info.wflets@gmail.com to find out where we are next meeting.

    There are plans afoot for inviting speakers or info sessions on specific topics and projects - so if you have anything you'd like to share at a Green Drinks event, get in touch with us!

    This event is coordinated by WF LETS: info.wflets@gmail.com, www.wflets.org

  • Walthamstow Family Bike Club Ride:
    Sunday 11th December 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Join us for a fun, slow & sociable ride around some of the green spaces in Waltham Forest.

    Meet at 1pm at Orford Road/Church Lane junction E17 (next to the old postbox near St. Mary’s Church - see map below); we aim to get back no later than 5pm.

    We usually stop along the way for a picnic snack, so apart from a bicycle and any children you can round up, bring some water and something to eat. We usually seek a respectably long refreshment break at a cafe as long as the majority are in favour (they always have been so far!).

    The maximum distance we usually do is 15 miles for the round trip, but as its tailored to the abilities of those who turn up, it can be considerably shorter.

    Everyone is welcome.
    This event is free.

    Map of meeting place:
    http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=537854&Y=189200&A=Y&Z=106

    Lots more information, including dates for 2011 & 2012 and photos on the website here:
    http://walthamstowfamilybikeclub.wordpress.com/

    You can also find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Walthamstow-Family-Bike-Club/138463432839894?sk=info

  • Waltham Forest Friends of the Earth:
    Tuesday 20th December 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

    We’re a local volunteer group that meets once a month to help highlight environmental issues. We're always looking for like-minded people to get involved.
    Price: Free. Address: Le Delice café, 117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR.
    Contact : foe.walthamforest@gmail.com Helen 07712 654632.

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign Monthly Ride:
    Sunday 25th December 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    We meet every fourth Sunday of the month at 10am at Walthamstow Library for a 10:15am start.

    We have a few routes lined up and usually decide distance and destination on the day according to what people prefer. We ride leisurely suited to the wishes of participants. We usually stay within 30 miles and sometimes considerably shorter. We tend to be back by 3pm and always have a snack stop somewhere.

    Contact Robert Robert@wfcycling.org.uk

  • OrganicLea open day at Hawkwood:
    Sunday 25th December 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Open Days at Organiclea’s growing site – always the last Sunday of the month, 12-4pm with a free skill-share, sagra, work opportunity and drop-in learning.

    General Format for our open days:
    - There is always a group gardening activity to participate in – and learn more about how we grow food at our site, 12-4pm
    - Throughout the day, every month we try to celebrate a specific preparation of a different seasonal vegetable – our very own ‘sagra’ calendar. ‘Sagra’ can be a celebration of a certain dish or product, of a vegetable or fruit, a wine, a type of preparation. In this way abundance of a certain crop at our growing site is celebrated and shared!
    - A site tour takes place at a designated time in the afternoon.
    - Timetabled skill-share from 2-3pm.

    The day runs from 12-4pm – drop by at anytime or stay for the day – we break for lunch between 1.30-2pm ... bring a packed lunch and join us.

    And from April through to June get a helping hand with your garden: buy plants and compost to see you through the summer.

    Hawkwood Growing Site, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH

  • BARA Cycle Ride:
    Sunday 1st January 10:00 am-12:00 am

    The rides are on the first Sunday of the month at 10am. Free.
    Meet outside Carlton House in Aylmer Road off High Road Leytonstone, E11 3AD (behind NatWest which is on the corner)

  • Waltham Forest Green Drinks:
    Sunday 1st January 8:30 pm-11:00 pm

    This is a fabulous opportunity for us to get together to share info about green projects (environmental, sustainability and community-related) that we are involved in, make new friends, and have a good laugh.

    We meet on the 1st of each month at 8pm at various venues around the borough; email us at info.wflets@gmail.com to find out where we are next meeting.

    There are plans afoot for inviting speakers or info sessions on specific topics and projects - so if you have anything you'd like to share at a Green Drinks event, get in touch with us!

    This event is coordinated by WF LETS: info.wflets@gmail.com, www.wflets.org

  • Under 5’s Nature Explorers:
    Wednesday 4th January 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Join us for FREE adventures and activities in Lloyd Park for under 5s and their parents/carers.

    We will start the day with a fun ramble around the park searching for items around our monthly theme. There will then be activities and story time until 12pm. Hot drinks and healthy snacks will be available during and after the activities.

    These sessions are free and booking is recommend to avoid disappointment.

    Please contact Rachel on 07787193981 or e-mail r.hoyes@tcv.org.uk for more information or to book your place.

    Venue: Meeting in the Community Room in the Aveling Centre Lloyd Park, E17 4PP at 10am- 1pm

  • Walthamstow Village Monthly Gardening Day:
    Saturday 7th January 10:30 am-12:30 am

    Wear sturdy shoes/boots and if you have them bring gardening gloves; all other equipment will be provided.
    Please join us at the square at the Eden Road/Orford Road junction.

    We meet at 10.30 on the first Saturday every month.

    For more details contact Helen Lerner on 0781 404 2499 or helen@walthamstowvillage.net

  • Walthamstow Family Bike Club Ride:
    Sunday 8th January 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Join us for a fun, slow & sociable ride around some of the green spaces in Waltham Forest.

    Meet at 1pm at Orford Road/Church Lane junction E17 (next to the old postbox near St. Mary’s Church - see map below); we aim to get back no later than 5pm.

    We usually stop along the way for a picnic snack, so apart from a bicycle and any children you can round up, bring some water and something to eat. We usually seek a respectably long refreshment break at a cafe as long as the majority are in favour (they always have been so far!).

    The maximum distance we usually do is 15 miles for the round trip, but as its tailored to the abilities of those who turn up, it can be considerably shorter.

    Everyone is welcome.
    This event is free.

    Map of meeting place:
    http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=537854&Y=189200&A=Y&Z=106

    Lots more information, including dates for 2011 & 2012 and photos on the website here:
    http://walthamstowfamilybikeclub.wordpress.com/

    You can also find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Walthamstow-Family-Bike-Club/138463432839894?sk=info

  • Waltham Forest Friends of the Earth:
    Tuesday 17th January 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

    We’re a local volunteer group that meets once a month to help highlight environmental issues. We're always looking for like-minded people to get involved.
    Price: Free. Address: Le Delice café, 117 Hoe Street, E17 4QR.
    Contact : foe.walthamforest@gmail.com Helen 07712 654632.

  • Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign Monthly Ride:
    Sunday 22nd January 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    We meet every fourth Sunday of the month at 10am at Walthamstow Library for a 10:15am start.

    We have a few routes lined up and usually decide distance and destination on the day according to what people prefer. We ride leisurely suited to the wishes of participants. We usually stay within 30 miles and sometimes considerably shorter. We tend to be back by 3pm and always have a snack stop somewhere.

    Contact Robert Robert@wfcycling.org.uk

  • OrganicLea open day at Hawkwood:
    Sunday 29th January 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Open Days at Organiclea’s growing site – always the last Sunday of the month, 12-4pm with a free skill-share, sagra, work opportunity and drop-in learning.

    General Format for our open days:
    - There is always a group gardening activity to participate in – and learn more about how we grow food at our site, 12-4pm
    - Throughout the day, every month we try to celebrate a specific preparation of a different seasonal vegetable – our very own ‘sagra’ calendar. ‘Sagra’ can be a celebration of a certain dish or product, of a vegetable or fruit, a wine, a type of preparation. In this way abundance of a certain crop at our growing site is celebrated and shared!
    - A site tour takes place at a designated time in the afternoon.
    - Timetabled skill-share from 2-3pm.

    The day runs from 12-4pm – drop by at anytime or stay for the day – we break for lunch between 1.30-2pm ... bring a packed lunch and join us.

    And from April through to June get a helping hand with your garden: buy plants and compost to see you through the summer.

    Hawkwood Growing Site, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH

  • Under 5’s Nature Explorers:
    Wednesday 1st February 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Join us for FREE adventures and activities in Lloyd Park for under 5s and their parents/carers.

    We will start the day with a fun ramble around the park searching for items around our monthly theme. There will then be activities and story time until 12pm. Hot drinks and healthy snacks will be available during and after the activities.

    These sessions are free and booking is recommend to avoid disappointment.

    Please contact Rachel on 07787193981 or e-mail r.hoyes@tcv.org.uk for more information or to book your place.

    Venue: Meeting in the Community Room in the Aveling Centre Lloyd Park, E17 4PP at 10am- 1pm

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