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Wednesday 20th February 2019

HITCHIN FLOWER ARRANGING CLUB

Location:
Church House, Churchyard
Starts:
Doors 7pm, talk 7.30pm
Ends:
Kate Gardener will give a talk on THE NATIONAL GARDEN SCHEME. The Annual General Meeting will precede this. Visitors £6.50 includes refreshments. Call 01462 637874 for details.
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Wednesday 20th February 2019

VEGAN COOKERY SESSION DURING HALF TERM

Location:
NHMEF, Whinbush Road
Starts:
11am
Ends:
1pm
Enjoy a Vegan cookery session during half term. £3 per child, and ladies are free. Places are limited so you need to book. Call 01462 440 224.
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Wednesday 20th February 2019

JOSEPH LANCASTER'S EDUCATIONAL REVOLUTION

Location:
The British Schools Museum, Queen Street
Starts:
10am
Ends:
A HISTORY MAKERS EXHIBITION Despite being born into humble circumstances, Lancaster started a revolution in education which brought schooling within reach of millions of children around the world. He was remembered as 'The Poor Child's Friend'. He left an enduring legacy; the British and Foreign School Society, who took on his work,gives around 1 million each year to educational charities across the world.
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Wednesday 20th February 2019

TOYS AND GAMES DISCOVERY DAY

Location:
The British Schools Museum, Queen Street
Starts:
10am & 1pm
Ends:
12pm & 3pm
This half-term at the Museum, children can get creative and make some Victorian inspired toys and games to play with and take home. For ages 4 - 11. £5 per child call 01462 420144 or book online.
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Thursday 21st February 2019

NORTH HERTS 50 PLUS FORUM MEETING

Location:
St Faith's Church Hall, Woolgrove Road
Starts:
2pm
Ends:
4pm
Speaker, Adam Thaper, Project Manager of Hertswise Age UK will give a short Dementia Awareness Training session with information and advice on Dementia Support. Discussion with refreshments will follow - invite your friends. Free for Members £2 LALG Members £3 Non-members £8 to join as a member of the NHD50 plus group. Email: nh50plus@btinternet.com Hertswise is an innovative countrywide service designed to support people living with Dementia, low level memory loss or mild cognitive impairment as well as their loved one and carers.
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Thursday 21st February 2019

NORTH HERTS STAMP CLUB HITCHIN SECTION

Location:
Christchurch, Bedford Road
Starts:
7.45pm
Ends:
Visitors are very welcome to join members for an entertaining talk from Mr Sharpe and Mr Hill ! Call 0771 8689192 for more information.
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Thursday 21st February 2019

HITCHIN CAMERA CLUB

Location:
Christchurch, Bedford Road
Starts:
7.45pm
Ends:
Join members of Hitchin Camera Club for an evening of practical demonstrations and members' presentations.
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Thursday 21st February 2019

HITCHIN THURSDAY ART CLUB

Location:
St John's Road Community Hall
Starts:
9.30am
Ends:
12 noon
This enthusiastic and friendly group of amateur artists meet every Thursday morning for recreational painting and the occasion demonstration. The first session is free and then 35 per 6 months. For details call Mike 01462 6209549 or Pauline 01767 315553.
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Thursday 21st February 2019

SHOUT OR WHISPER

Location:
Hitchin Lavender, Ickleford
Starts:
Doors 7.30pm
Ends:
OPEN WORDS NIGHT: A celebration of the oral literary form. Open to poetry, rap, spoken world, monologues, dramatic readings and excerpts from plays.l Five slots available pre-booked/5 slots available on the night. Tickets: £4 online, £7 on the door.
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Thursday 21st February 2019

DANCING FOR FUN!

Location:
The British Schools Museum, Queen Street
Starts:
10am
Ends:
12 noon
Maypole and country dancing for children aged 6 and over. Tickets £3. To book call 01462 420144 or visit the website.
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Friday 22nd February 2019

THE ADULT PANTO: Hansel & Gretel Go Down in the Woods

Location:
The Market Theatre, Sun Street
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
It's that time of year again ! Oh yes, it is ! Visit the Market Theatre to get your annual dose of innuendo, awful jokes, cringy comedy and heaps of jaw aching laughter. For times and to book call 01462 433553 or visit the website.
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Friday 22nd February 2019

Lunchtime Talk: BAD ARCHEOLOGY

Location:
North Hertfordshire Museum, Brand Street
Starts:
1pm
Ends:
2pm
HOW THE MEDIA DECEIVE US ABOUT OUR PAST. Almost every day we hear news reports about archaeological discoveries, which the media manage to misunderstand and misrepresent. Every discovery is world-changing, overturns what we thought we knew and will rewrite history. Come and find out more. Tickets: £3 from Town Hall Receiption or Eventbrite.
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Friday 22nd February 2019

Hitchin Films: THE CHILDREN ACT (12)

Location:
Richard Whitmore Studio, QMT Walsworth Road
Starts:
8pm
Ends:
UNITED KINGDOM, Cert 12. In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family's refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons. Starring Emma Thompson. £5 on the door from 7.30pm. In advance online.
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Saturday 23rd February 2019

JAZZ UP ! presents RAY GELATO

Location:
Club 85, Whinbush Road
Starts:
Doors 7.45pm
Ends:
With support from The Young Jazz Guns plus The Deadbeat DJs. Ray Keith Irwin, known professionally as Ray Gelato, is a British jazz, swing and jump blues saxophonist, singer and bandleader. He is known as one of the major forces in the revival of swing music. Ray is joined on stage by trombonist and JazzUp founder Dave Keech, who was a member of Ray's band for several years, touring with Ray extensively and appearing on Ray's classic album The Full Flavour. The powerhouse rhythm section includes Ray's regular bassist and pianist, Manuel Alvarez and Gunther Kurmayr and rising drum star Jack Amblin. £15 and £12 with Jazz Up! loyalty card from Farleys, Gateford Record Loung, Riot Loung, Jooly Brown and Bar 85.
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Saturday 23rd February 2019

JOIN THE DOTS FOREST SCHOOL

Location:
Great Wymondley Village Recreation
Starts:
am
Ends:
pm
For children aged 2-5 yrs and 6-12 yrs. A chance to 'play' in the relaxed, safe, yet exciting environment provided. Helps build a strong sense of community through provision of games, story-telling, creative art and drama, flora and fauna identification, knots and lashings, shelter and rope swing erecting and more. For details and booking email: alison@jointhedotsforestschool.co.uk or visit the website.
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Saturday 23rd February 2019

ST FAITH'S CHURCH MARKET STALL

Location:
Hitchin Market Place
Starts:
9am
Ends:
2pm
Books, bargain bric-a-brac, delicious cakes and more to purchase supporting St Faith's Church, Walsworth.
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Saturday 23rd February 2019

SPRINGTIME TABLETOP SALE

Location:
Walsworth Community Centre, Woolgrove Road
Starts:
11am
Ends:
4pm
Co you have a craft or skill? Book your table now only £12.50. Call Janet 01462 459821 or email: walsworthcc@yahoo.com for more details.
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Sunday 24th February 2019

RSPCA BIG BOOK EVENT

Location:
Churchyard
Starts:
10.30am
Ends:
2.30pm
A chance to pick up more bargains at this bi-monthly book event. All genres - come along and take as many as you want - no fixed prices just a donation of your choice.
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Sunday 24th February 2019

HITCHIN CAR BOOT

Location:
Hitchin Markets, Biggin Lane
Starts:
Opens 6.30am
Ends:
1pm
Come rain or shine every Sunday - booters and traders welcome - stalls from 5 - 10. Seller arrival time is between 6:30 am and 8:30 am. Call 01462 456202 for more details.
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Sunday 24th February 2019

BLOODSTOCK METAL 2 THE MASSES: Heat 1

Location:
Club 85, Whinbush Road
Starts:
7pm
Ends:
11pm
Club 85 and Bloodstock M2TM are uniting once more for 2019, giving your favourite unsigned bands a chance to play Bloodstock Open Air! After such an overwhelming display of support from both musician and fan alike the last few years, see what this next chapter holds! Come on Hitchin, lets show 'em what we're made of! Get down to Club 85 and show your local musicians some love; they've done their bit for us and now it's your turn! Details online. www.facebook.com/events/2181537818836465 www.facebook.com/M2TMHITCHIN
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Monday 25th February 2019

HITCHIN STROKE GROUP

Location:
Andersons House, Florence Street
Starts:
2pm
Ends:
4pm
New members and volunteers and their carers are very welcome to join this friendly group which is for people affected by stroke, aphasia or both. Volunteers needed so please do get in contact. For information contact Jan Hendry 01462 458933 or email janhendry@hotmail.co.uk.
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Monday 25th February 2019

BLACKADDER: The Tudor Years

Location:
Queen Mother Theatre, Walsworth Road
Starts:
7.45pm
Ends:
Brace yourself as you step back to the year 1558 and watch Lord Blackadder and his half-witted accomplices weave madness and mayhem across Elizabethan England! Featuring three iconic episodes from the original TV series. This show will be sure to sell-out, so you'd best book fast. Tickets: Mon £10, Tue-Thur £12 concession, £10, Fri-Sat £14
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Monday 25th February 2019

BRANCH OUT

Location:
Cromwell Bar, The Sun Hotel, Sun Street
Starts:
8.30pm
Ends:
11pm
Branch Out meets every Monday night. This medium-sized Social Club is for single people, aged 40 upwards. The club organises regular events - dinners, discos, walks, theatre visits, day/weekend trips. For more details call Lorna on 01438 233657 or visit the website.
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Monday 25th February 2019

50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION BALL

Location:
Whitehill Junior School, Whitehill Road
Starts:
7.30pm
Ends:
Midnight
TICKETS ON SALE NOW ! An invitation to past pupils and previous, existing and future parents, governors and staff to help celebrate Whitehill Junior Schools's 50th anniversary on Saturday 29 June 2019. Black Tie celebrations in the Marquee. Tickets 55 per person. admin@whitehill.herts.sch.uk 01462 621313
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Monday 25th February 2019

FOLK DANCING IN HITCHIN

Location:
St John's Road Community Hall
Starts:
8pm
Ends:
Join this very lively and friendly club who welcome beginners. No need to bring a partner. The dances are fun and easy to learn. Come along and try! First week free - 2 per week thereafter!
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Monday 25th February 2019

FUN & FRIENDLY FITNESS SESSIONS FOR 50 +

Location:
Zeo Church, Bedford Road
Starts:
9.30am
Ends:
11am
Fun and friendly fitness sessions for over 50's combining strength and balance exercises and fun activities improving stability while meeting new people! NB: NO CLASS ON 11TH FEB - RESTARTS 18TH FEB Term time only. Contact Maggie Layton 07900 018561. 5 per session.
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Monday 25th February 2019

HITCHIN STROKE GROUP VOLUNTEERS

Location:
Andersons House, Florence Street
Starts:
2pm
Ends:
4pm
Do you have 2 hours to spare on Monday afternoons to help / volunteer at Hitchin Stroke Group? If you are interested then please contact Pat Hutton 01462 435828 or Jan Hendry 01462 458933.
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Tuesday 26th February 2019

YOGA

Location:
Walsworth Baptist Church, Walsworth Road
Starts:
11am
Ends:
Yoga with June. To book: 07551290364
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Tuesday 26th February 2019

TUESDAY'S CAFE

Location:
Church House, Churchyard
Starts:
10am
Ends:
12pm
Open every Tuesday for chat and friendship - enjoy Fairtrade refreshments and homemade cakes. Run by North Herts LD Day service - part of Health & Community Services.
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Tuesday 26th February 2019

HERTFORDSHIRE HEALTH WALKS

Location:
Hitchin and surrounding locations
Starts:
Various
Ends:
Enjoy the countryside and local green spaces with the free Hertfordshire Health Walks led by qualified volunteer leaders.
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Tuesday 26th February 2019

FITNESS AND WELLBEING

Location:
Hitchin Town Hall, Brand Street
Starts:
11am
Ends:
Zumba, Dancefit and Tai Chai classes held on various days and times throughout the week. For more information visit the website or call 01462 474554.
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Tuesday 26th February 2019

HEALTH WALK EVERY TUESDAY

Location:
The Millstream PH, Cambridge Road
Starts:
11am
Ends:
11.30am ish
Now every Tuesday come and join the walk leader for a gentle 30 minute walk - on flat ground and at a comfortable pace to suit all - just turn up! For more details call the Health Walks team on 01992 588433.
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Tuesday 26th February 2019

WELLBEING COURSES

Location:
Walsworth Community Centre, Woolgrove Road
Starts:
11am
Ends:
12 noon
Adult classes - all welcome - learn ways to relax your mind and body to help reduce stress and anxiety. Contact Rose 07949 199222.
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Wednesday 27th February 2019

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Location:
Pinehill Hospital, Benslow Lane
Starts:
7pm
Ends:
Join this friendly, helpful support group - coffee/tea at 7pm for meeting at 7.30pm. New members from patients of the East & North Herts NHS Trust are always welcome. Programmes available.
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Wednesday 27th February 2019

SONGWRITERS SHARE

Location:
The Angels Share, Arcade Walk
Starts:
9pm
Ends:
11pm
Come and air your original material hosted by singer / songwriter Chris Rodis. Its you .... In Song !
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Wednesday 27th February 2019

ADULT LEARNING PROGRAMMES 2019

Location:
North Herts Minority Ethnic Forum, Unity House, Whinbush Road
Starts:
10am
Ends:
Basic IT - Level 1 and 2; For details and costs please contact 01462 440224 or email: nhethnic@btconnect.com
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Thursday 28th February 2019

HERTFORDSHIRE IN THE WARS OF THE ROSES

Location:
Church House, Churchyard
Starts:
8pm
Ends:
Visitors are welcome to join Hitchin Historical members for an illustrated talk by Hugh Bicheno.
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