Events at Budworth Hall – November Onwards
Saturday 3 – Jive Club Tea Dance, Fats City. 2 – 5.30pm. Tickets on door £6.
Saturday 16 – 60s Night ODCA. Live music by Pete George. Nibbles included. Doors open 7.30pm. Music from 8pm. Tickets £8 from the Budworth Hall office 01277 363 888 or pop in Mon – Fri 0930 – 1300.
Saturday 16 – Ongar Art Society Table Top Sale.
Friday 22 – Ongar Jazz Club. 8 – 11pm. John Maddocks Jazzmen. Some tickets possibly available to non-members of OJC. For prices and availability call John Root 01277 363 989.
Sunday 24 – Nearly New Sale. Details to follow soon.
Tuesday 26 – Ongar Music Club hosts Soundbites Recital & Tea. Soprano Janet Fairlie will perform songs and arias. Doors open 1pm for 1.30pm. Concert of 45 minutes followed by Afternoon Tea. Tickets £10 from OMC Jane Webster (07970 791945 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Friday 29 – Ongar Town Christmas Lights Switch On.
Saturday 30 – St Helen’s Christmas Bazaar. Details to follow soon.
Saturday 30 – Rock and Roll, Jive Club, Fats City. 7 – 11.45pm. Tickets on door £7.
Sunday 1 – Jive Club Tea Dance, Fats City. 2-5.30pm. Tickets on door £6.
Friday 6 – Digital Learners 10 – noon. Free for Seniors and disabled people. Call 01992 910 710 to book.
Friday 6 – Ongar Jazz Club. 8-11pm. The Golden Eagle Jazz Band will be bringing the sounds of New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta to Ongar. Some tickets possibly available to non-members of OJC. For prices and availability call John Root 01277 363 989.
Monday 9 – Ongar Wildlife Society. 7.45pm. Talk, Corals, by Brian Rosen. Non-members welcome. Pay on the door £5.
Friday 13 – Digital Learners 10 – noon. Free for Seniors and disabled people. Call 01992 910 710 to book.
Saturday 14 – Charity Bingo 7pm for 7.30pm. Raising funds for Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes. Tickets from Christine or Richard Kent 01992 614 329.
Tuesday 17 – Ongar Music Club hosts Soundbites Recital & Tea. To get you into the Christmas spirit, flautist and entertainer Simeon Wood will perform a 45 minute concert with some surprise musical numbers. Following that will be mulled wine and seasonal nibbles. Doors open 1pm for 1.30pm. Tickets £10 from OMC Jane Webster (07970 791945 or email@example.com) or Budworth Hall Office Mon – Fri 9.30am – 1pm.
Sunday 5 – Jive Club Tea Dance, Fats City. 2-5.30pm. Tickets on door £6.
Friday 17 – Ongar Jazz Club. 8-11pm. Barry Palser’s Ex-Factor. Some tickets possibly available to non-members of OJC. For prices and availability call John Root 01277 363 989.
Saturday 25 – Rock and Roll, Jive Club, Fats City. 7-11.45pm. Tickets on door £7.
Tuesday 28 – Ongar Music Club hosts Soundbites Recital & Tea. Pianist Alexander Benham will perform a 45 minute concert. He won the Musgrave Trophy in this year’s Essex Young Musician of the Year Competition. Doors open 1pm for 1.30pm. Details and tickets (£10) from OMC Jane Webster (07970 791945 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Budworth Hall Office Mon – Fri 9.30am – 1pm.
Adventure Tots Soft Play Hire Stay & Play Sessions – 10am-noon. Big fun for little people.
KFA Mature Moves – 2.15-3.15pm. Gentle keep fit class.
Karate – 4-7.30pm. Classes for all ages and abilities. Call Daniel 07804 813705.
Cardio Dance Class – 7.30-8.30pm. Call Michelle 07970 1528080.
Ongar Wildlife Society – 8-10pm. Monthly. Visitors welcome. Pay £5 on the door.
Pension Wise by Citizens Advice Bureau – for over 50s by appointment only. Information and guidance specialists. Now runs every Tuesday. Call 0800 1383944 or visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk.
Barnardo’s Come & Play – 10.15-11.30am. Free sessions for 0-5 year olds with toys and equipment to explore. Term time only.
Eureka English and Maths tutorials – 4.30 – 6.30pm. For children in school years one to seven. Call Cheryl 07958 555947 or Steph on 07918 822740.
Ballroom & Latin Dance – 6.15-9.30pm. Dance classes for all ages and abilities. Private sessions are also available. Call Emma 07956 116827.
Clubbercise – 7-8pm and 8.15-9.15pm. Simple, fun, dance fitness routines. Work out to 90s music with disco lights and glow sticks. Suitable for all fitness levels. Call Michelle 07970 152808.
Alzheimer’s Society Information Hub – 10am-1pm. Every fourth Wednesday of the month.
Mums & Bubs Postnatal Yoga (with babies 6 weeks to 9 months) 10-10.45am. £7 per class or £15 for three. Term Time. Doesn’t run on last Wednesday of the month. Contact Wendy Cohen-Wood email@example.com, www.yogayoga.love or call 07395 855 287.
Mums Yoga & Older Bubs (with babies 9 months and upwards) 11-11.45am
Adults Group Fight – 7-8pm. New, exciting way to burn calories. Exercise to music using mixed martial arts moves. Call Michelle 07970 152808.
Ongar Singers – 7-9.30pm. Enjoy music and singing. New singers always welcome. Call Julia 899917.
Hatha Yoga – 10-11.15am. £8 per class or 6 for £40. Suitable for all levels. Beginners and older people welcome. Stay for a friendly cup of tea afterwards. Term Time only. Contact Wendy Cohen-Wood firstname.lastname@example.org, www.yogayoga.love or call 07395 855 287.
Footsteps Dance School – 4.30-6pm. For Ballet, Tap & Street Dance classes for 4-11 year olds. Call Caroline 07789 795766.
Slimming World – 5-9pm. Experience a warm welcome and all the support you need. Call Tracey 07584 676670.
Pound Fitness Class – 7-8pm. Call Michelle 07970 152808.
Clubbercise – 10-11am. Call Michelle 07970 152808.
High Intensity (HIIT) (Aerobic Burning Activities) – 9.15-10am. Simple, challenging but adaptable to all fitness levels. Call Michelle. 07970 152808.
Budworth Hall Hire
The Ballroom, Concert Hall and Committee Room are available for hire 7 days a week at competitive rates. Please contact us for availability. Individual pricing applies for Weddings, depending upon requirements.
If you’re looking to start a weekly or regular event, we’re always willing to help with new ventures. Please come along for a chat and have a look at our facilities.
The on site Coffee Bar and Restaurant is run by Nerissa and Claire. It’s open every day except Mondays.
Community Health and Wellbeing
Ongar Art Society
We meet on the second Thursday of each month, 8-10pm, for demonstrations, talks and critiques of members works. Members may exhibit at our Summer Exhibition as well as a Winter Art Sale, both of which are held at Budworth Hall. We also offer workshops and sketching days for members.
Our monthly meetings are held at High Ongar Village Hall, Mill Lane, High Ongar, CM5 9RN.
For more details, please visit www.ongarartsociety.moonfruit.com