Forthcoming Events at Aveley Lodge

January – September 2019

JANUARY 2019

1st – New Year’s Day

7th – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

18th – Aveley Lodge Residents Quiz Afternoon from 1.30pm

19th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

28th – Australia Day. Themed food will be served from 12.30pm onwards. Please wear something blue and white to help us commemorate Australia Day

FEBRUARY

4th – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

5th – Chinese New Year (themed arts and crafts)

14th – Valentine’s Day (themed arts and crafts)

20th – Casino afternoon and Cocktail party. Please dress up in your finest clothing to enjoy an afternoon and evening of fun and games.

23rd – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

MARCH

1st – St David’s Day. (Themed arts and craft activities to celebrate)

4th – World Wildlife Day with Big Cat theme (charity event) and visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

16th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

18th – Irish theme day to celebrate St Patricks day. Themed food will be served from 12.30pm onwards. Please wear something green.

22nd – Aveley Lodge Residents Quiz Afternoon from 1.30pm

25th – 29th – Aveley Lodge’s annual Commonwealth Games

31st – Mother’s Day (themed arts and crafts)

APRIL

1st – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

9th – Country and Western theme day. Themed food will be served from 12.30pm onwards. Please wear jeans and/or western style clothing.

19th – Aveley Lodge’s Easter Egg Hunt

21st – Easter Sunday

23rd – St Georges Day (themed arts and crafts)

27th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

MAY

6th – May Day (theme art and crafts) and Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

17th – Aveley Lodge Residents Quiz Afternoon from 1.30pm

20th – Thailand theme day. Themed food will be served from 12.30pm onwards. Please wear something red, white or navy.

29th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

JUNE

3rd – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

16th – Father’s Day (themed arts and crafts)

17th – Hawaiian theme day. Themed food will be served from 12.30pm onwards. Please wear tropical/bright coloured clothing

30th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

JULY

1st – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

12th – Under The Sea theme day. Seafood themed lunch will be served from 12.30pm onwards. Please wear something nautical.

19th – Aveley Lodge Residents Quiz Afternoon from 1.30pm

25th – Aveley Lodge’s 30th Anniversary celebrations. Afternoon Tea served from 3pm.

AUGUST

5th – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

17th – Aveley Lodge Summer BBQ/party to celebrate our 30th Anniversary from 12.30pm onwards

24th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

SEPTEMBER

2nd – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

6th – Aveley Lodge Residents Quiz Afternoon from 1.30pm

12th – Egyptian theme day. Themed food will be served from 12.30pm onwards. Please wear something red, white and black.

25th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

27th – “Go Gold” charity fundraising day for the Children’s Cancer & Leukaemia Group (wear something yellow)

*This list is not exhaustive and is likely to change over the coming weeks and months as other events are confirmed. Please check our Facebook page for up to date event details. Relatives and visitors are very welcome to attend all of the above events but please do let the Chefs know of your intention to attend the afternoon tea and themed food events. Thankyou.

July – December 2017

JULY

15th – Coffee Morning from 10am – 11am

17th – 1950’s Day

20th – Cooking Club with Jenny from 10am – 11.30am

24th – Deb and Leanne Strictly Come Dancing

25th – Chinese Day (wear something red) Food served from 12.30pm onwards

27th – Library Visit from 10am

29th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

AUGUST

5th – Coffee Morning from 10am – 11am

8th – Cooking Club with Jenny from 10am – 11.30am

12th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

15th – Cooking Club with Jenny from 10am – 11.30am

19th – 28th – Fingringhoe Village Scarecrow Competition

21st – Italian Day (wear something green) Food served from 12.30pm onwards

31st – Library Visit from 10am

SEPTEMBER

6th – Go Gold Day for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (Wear something yellow)

12th – Steve Drury Magic & Mysteriosophy Show 2pm-3pm

16th – Greek Day (wear something blue and white) Food served from 12.30pm onwards

23rd – Coffee Morning from 10am – 11am

28th – Library Visit from 10am

29th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

OCTOBER

2nd  – Church Visit

3rd – Cooking Club with Jenny from 10am – 11.30am

7th – Coffee Morning from 10am – 11am

9th – 1980’s Day

10th – Cooking Club with Jenny from 10am – 11.30am

14th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

17th – Cooking Club with Jenny from 10am – 11.30am

18th – Spanish Day (wear something yellow and red) Seafood served from 12.30pm onwards

28th – Body Shop pamper and shopping evening 6pm – 8pm

31st – Halloween

NOVEMBER

4th – USA Day and American themed Coffee Morning from 10am – 11am

6th – Church visit

9th – Cooking Club with Jenny from 10am – 11.30am

11th – 12th – Remembrance Weekend

15th – Painted Peppermint – Times and price list to follow

17th – Children in Need

20th – 1990’s Day

24th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

28th – Cooking Club with Jenny from 10am – 11.30am

30th – Purple Day for the Isobel Parmenter Memorial Fund and Library Visit from 10am

DECEMBER

2nd – Coffee Morning from 10am – 11am

5th – Cooking Club with Jenny from 10am – 11.30am

4th – Church visit

12th – Cooking Club with Jenny from 10am – 11.30am

15th – Jack and The Bean Stalk Pantomime 2pm-3pm

16th – Aveley Lodge Christmas Party with Christmas themed Afternoon Tea

25th – Christmas Day

*This list is not exhaustive and is likely to change over the coming weeks as other events are confirmed. Please check our Facebook page for up to date events.

*Relatives and visitors are very welcome to attend all of the above events but please do let the Chefs know of your intention to attend the afternoon tea and themed food events. Thankyou.

January – December 2018

JANUARY 2018

1st – New Year’s Day

6th – Coffee Morning from 10am – 11am

20th – Morocco Day (wear something red and green) Food served from 12.30pm onwards

23rd – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am

27th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

FEBRUARY

3rd – Coffee Morning from 10am – 11am

7th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am and visit from the Rowhedge Pre-school children

9th – Sharon Mooney, Tour Guide for Colchester, presentation and talk on the history of Colchester at 2pm

14th – Valentine’s Day with a loved up and groovy 1960’s and 70’s vibe (Please feel free to wear clothing similar to that era)

16th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am and Chinese Day celebrating the Chinese New Year (wear something red) Food served from 12.30pm onwards

23rd – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am

27th –  Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

28th – Wildscience Pet Therapy visit from 2pm

MARCH

1st – St David’s Day. Themed craft activities to celebrate

3rd – World Wildlife Day with Big Cat theme and Coffee Morning from 10am – 11am

9th – Visit from Rowhedge Pre-school children (Show & Tell theme)

11th – Mother’s Day. Floral themed craft activities to celebrate

13th – Sharon Mooney, Tour Guide for Colchester, presentation and talk on the history of Colchester in the 18th century at 2.30pm with a visit from the Mayor and Mayoress of Colchester at 1.30pm.

17th – St Patricks Day (wear something green) Food served from 12.30pm onwards

20th – Visit from Rowhedge Pre-school children (Cake decorating)

21st – Aveley Lodge Resident’s Quiz Afternoon starting at 1.30pm

24th – India Day (wear something orange, white and green) Food served from 12.30pm onwards

28th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am

31st – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards with an Easter theme

APRIL

1st – Easter Sunday

3rd – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am

7th – Coffee Morning from 10am – 11am

13th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am

16th – Sharon Mooney, Tour Guide for Colchester, presentation and talk on the history of Colchester Castle at 2pm followed by Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

16th – 20th – The Aveley Lodge Commonwealth Games

19th – RCHM Michael Parmenter’s presentation on his experiences and summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania for charity at 2pm

20th – N.A.P.A “Food from Around the Commonwealth” Challenge 2018

23rd – St Georges Day celebrations with a 1930’s & 40’s theme with entertainment by Deb and Leanne at 1.30pm. (Please feel free to wear clothing similar to that era or something red, white and blue)

25th – Visit from Rowhedge Pre-school children (Superheroes theme)

26th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am

MAY

2nd – Cheese and Wine afternoon from 4.30pm onwards

5th – Coffee Morning from 10am – 11am

7th – May Day. Help Jackie decorate Aveley’s very own May Pole and find out who’s this years May Queen or King

10th – Aveley Lodge Resident’s Quiz Afternoon starting at 1.30pm

17th – Visit from 1st Monkwick Brownie pack between 6-7pm

19th – The Royal Wedding. You are cordially invited to watch the wedding of HRH Prince Harry to Meghan Markle live at Aveley Lodge. Please wear your finest clothing and hats. An English themed Afternoon Tea will be served from 3.30pm onwards

26th – France Day (wear something red, white and blue) Food served from 12.30pm onwards

 JUNE

2nd – Aveley Lodge’s Beach Party (Please wear themed clothing if possible) Fish and Chips and ice creams to be served in the garden from 12.30pm onwards. A Rat Pack tribute artist will be providing the afternoons entertainment.

4th – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

7th – Visit from Rowhedge Pre-school children (Teddy Bears Picnic)

12th – Coffee Morning from 10am – 11am with entertainment by Deb and Leanne from 11am.

14th – Cupcake Challenge Charity Day in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society

17th – Father’s Day. Nautical themed activities to celebrate

22nd – Deb and Leanne’s entertainment show from 2pm

23rd – Sharon Mooney, Tour Guide for Colchester, presentation and talk on the history of Colchester during the Edwardian period at 2pm

25th – Church visit at 10.30am followed by “Twilight” the Barn Owl visiting at 2pm. A chance for all to get up close and personal with a barn owl and learn more about these amazing birds.

28th – Ken and his Banjo Band from 2pm

27th – Visit from 1st Monkwick Brownie pack between 6-7pm

29th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am

JULY

2nd – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

7th – Coffee Morning from 10am – 11am

10th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am

11th – Greek Theme Day (wear something blue and white) Food served from 12.30pm onwards

13th – Visit from Rowhedge Pre-school children (Colouring and Singing)

16th – Deb and Leanne’s entertainment show from 1.30pm

17th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am

19th – Aveley Lodge Resident’s Quiz Afternoon starting at 1.30pm

21st – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

23rd – Church visit at 10.30am

AUGUST

1st – Fancy Dress Day (dress up like your favourite character from TV, Music, Film, Book or any other genre)

4th – Coffee Morning from 10am – 11am

6th – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

8th – Performance by Rat Pack Tribute Artist at 1.30pm

10th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am

16th – Spanish Theme Day (wear something red) Food served from 12.30pm onwards

17th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am and at 2.30pm Harpist performing classical songs

18th – 27th – Fingringhoe Village Scarecrow Competition – Superheroes theme (in aid of the charity Stepping Stones)

20th – Church visit at 10.30am

25th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

SEPTEMBER

1st – Coffee Morning from 10am – 11am

3rd – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

10th – Derek Coe conducting a presentation and talk on the history of the Railways around the UK at 2pm

12th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am

15th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

20th – Aveley Lodge Resident’s Quiz Afternoon starting at 1.30pm

21st – Harvest Home Day – Learn how to make Corndollies

23rd – Scottish Dancing from 1.30pm

24th – “Go Gold” charity fundraising day for the Children’s Cancer & Leukaemia Group (wear something yellow)

28th – Church visit at 10.30am

OCTOBER

1st – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am followed by Bob Buckland conducting a presentation and talk on bee keeping at 2pm

4th – Visit from 1st Monkwick Brownie pack between 6.30-7.30pm (“Getting to know you” session)

6th – Coffee Morning from 10am – 11am

10th – Aveley Lodge’s Oktoberfest (wear something red, yellow and black). German themed games throughout the day. German themed food served from 12.30pm onwards and German themed entertainment by Deb and Leanne from 1.30pm

12th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am

18th – Performance by Rat Pack Tribute Artist at 1.30pm followed by a visit from 1st Monkwick Brownie pack between 6.30-7.30pm

19th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am

22nd – Bon Marche visiting at 1.30pm with a selection of clothing items for sale. 10% discount for all residents available.

24th – Derek Coe conducting a presentation and talk on “Tales from a country railway station” at 1.30pm

26th – Church visit at 10.30am and Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

31st – Halloween

NOVEMBER

1st – Visit from 1st Monkwick Brownie pack between 6.30-7.30pm

3rd – Coffee Morning from 10am – 11am

5th – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am. Guy Fawkes Day/Fireworks Night

6th – Visit from Rowhedge Pre-school children (Poppy Day themed crafts)

7th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am

8th – Ed Brennan conducting a presentation and talk on “Life in the Army” at 10.30am

10th – Nostalgic War Time Songs with professional singer Emma from FREDS Entertainment to celebrate the Remembrance Day Centenary at 1.30pm.

11th – Remembrance Day Centenary. Join us to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War with themed craft events and displays. Further details to follow.

13th – The Body Shop Shopping and Pamper afternoon from 1.30pm

15th – Visit from 1st Monkwick Brownie pack between 6.30-7.30pm

21st – Aveley Lodge Resident’s Festive themed Quiz Afternoon starting at 1.30pm

23rd – Church visit at 10.30am followed by RNLI Mersea Lifeboat Crew with a presentation and talk about their lifesaving work at 2pm

26th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

29th – Visit from 1st Monkwick Brownie pack between 6.30-7.30pm

30th – St Andrews Day and Go Purple charity day for the Isobel Parmenter Memorial Fund (Wear something purple) A Scottish themed tea will be served

DECEMBER

3rd – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

7th – Visit from Rowhedge Pre-school children (1:1 buddy)

12th – Cinderella Christmas Pantomime 2pm-3pm

13th – Visit from 1st Monkwick Brownie pack between 6.30-7.30pm

15th –Aveley Lodge Christmas Party 2-5pm with a festive themed afternoon tea served from 3.30pm. We will have carol singing from Aveley Lodge’s very own choir, various stalls selling last minute Christmas goodies throughout the afternoon and our popular Christmas hamper raffle.

17th – Visit from Rowhedge Pre-school children (Xmas activities & Carol singing)

25th – Christmas Day

31st – New Year’s Eve

*This list is not exhaustive and is likely to change over the coming weeks as other events are confirmed.