Posted by Kalli Pasqualucci on 15 Feb 2020

Mid February and the beginning of half term! Woohoo…

I hope that you have all had a fantastic two weeks of February and that you are looking forward to the next two weeks. There is a lot happening – from classes, to workshops, half term activities, to theatre.

Hope that you find something in my blog to keep you busy.

Saturday 15th February

Join Godstone Farm from the 15th to 23rd February for an action packed day on the farm, to celebrate this Olympic year, and complete some farm themed challenges. Will your toy tractor win the race? Will your welly throw be far enough? Get all 5 rings to feature on the winners podium! With animal encounters and play areas to keep all mini Olympians busy, everyone’s a winner!

For more info, tickets etc. visit their shiny NEW website!

Volunteer and Advisory Group member Amanda will be delivering a talk on behalf of Love Me Love My Mind at St Barnabus Church, Epsom, around the theme of “Meditation through Mindfulness.”

TheBabyChapter Antenatal Classes are taking place at the Cricketers Inn, Epsom from 10am.

Make a delicious authentic curry (in a hurry) with Good Evening. There is also another class on the 16th.

Epsom’s Rotary Club are holding a Fundraising Ball at Epsom Downs. The ball is in aid of RDA and MYTime Young Carers.

HALF TERM – Monday 17th to Friday 21st February

Ewell Library are preparing for Herald of Spring and could use some help. Pop in, throughout half term – they are closed on a Monday, and colour-in some bunting, flowers or even a butterfly so that they can decorate the library for the big day!  Activities are free.

Mega Camps have daily camps for those who are looking for full-day cover over half term. They also some exciting new activities.

There are a variety of activities taking place at Rainbow Leisure Centre over half term.

EzeeSport Holiday Camps provide lots of action for boys and girls of any sporting ability. There are half day (9.00am – 12.00pm) and full day (9.00am – 3.00pm) options at our venues in Epsom, Leatherhead and Ashtead, from the 18th to the 20th.

Tuesday 18th February

Bambinos and Me have a Half Term Holiday Workshop. A morning of yoga, mindfulness, relaxation, self massage and crafts.

Grow Cook Enjoy have a children’s Pasta Making Course taking place in half term.

Wednesday 19th February

ATC will be running half term gymnastics camps, until 21st February, at Epsom Downs Primary School.

There are two Egyptian Art and “make a mummy” sessions. Spaces are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment. £8 per child with £1 sibling discount. Contact David Brooks for more information.

Free drop-in children’s workshop over the February half term break. Contact them for more information.

Jazz on the Mezz is returning to The Leatherhead Theatre.

Thursday 20th February

The Epsom Book Fair is back. Donations are being accepted until 15th February.

The Mary Francis Trust will be holding a series of classes to improve the mental and emotional wellbeing of 17 to 25 year olds.

Friday 21st February

You can celebrate at Epsom Playhouse, with the Chinese New Year Extravaganza. Tickets cost £25, tickets with a Pass Card cost £23, and a Family ticket costs £74 (2+2/1+3).

Saturday 22nd February

The Epsom and Ewell Tree Advisory Board will be planting 80 small trees to create copses, fixing deer guards and applying wood chip mulch, volunteers welcome.

Last year I did a fantastic Beginner’s Calligraphy course with Stacy Oakley Calligraphy, and would highly recommend it.  There is another course – book now! If you need any convincing, maybe my blog can help.

Ripe + Nine are also holding a Raw Cake Workshop. Fran recently tried a workshop and here is what she had to say.

Sunday 23rd February

Over 100 stalls, including clairvoyants, psychics, tarot and angel card readers, and astrological readings. The Big Purple Fair is at Chessington Community College.

There is a live screening of the West End stage performance of Kinky Boots. We recently watched it and loved it. Here is Fran’s blog about it.

Wednesday 24th February

Protegem are starting Adult Street Jazz dance classes at Ruxley Lane Church in Ewell, at 8.15pm. You can email them, to book.

Tuesday 25th February

Go Epsom is once again hosting their BID pancake race on Shrove Tuesday, in the market place. Companies in the Epsom BID are welcome to enter.

Wednesday 26th February

Epsom Methodist Church has a Messy Church on the last Wednesday of every month from 4.00pm – 6.00pm.

There is a meeting for those who would like to join the discussion regarding the future of Epsom Hospital.

Thursday, 27th February

Learn to cook exciting new recipes with your child at Grow Cook Enjoy! Learn about cooking techniques, while learning some great life skills.

The 2nd Epsom Scouts is reopening after 9 years. There is an open evening at 2nd Epsom Scout HQ, Christ Church Road.

Saturday, 29th February

An opportunity to talk about baby-wearing, try different slings, and support your local NCT. There are slings available to hire, and to buy.

Charity quiz night raising funds for Jigsaw4U at the Guide Hall, Wallington Green. £10 per person – includes a fish and chip dinner (cod and chips, sausage and chips or a veggie option).

Tickets available here.

For Your Diary

Enjoy your lunch while listening to a Bach Lunchtime Organ Recitals on the 3rd of March at 1.05pm at St Mary’s Church.

*Book Now * Satisfied Eye International Film Festival returns to Epsom from 8-11 October. YIPPPEEE!

To start a year round programme of events and screenings, they have two PWYW (Pay What You Want) showings of Amazing Kids Animation on the 7th March from 10.30am. Book tickets here.

Welcome Spring on the 7th of March, from 9.30am to 5.00pm, with a fantastic jam-packed family day out at Bourne Hall’s Herald of Spring event. There is also a scarecrow competition for schools and youth groups – the theme is 1960’s. Scarecrows need to brought to Bourne Hall by 6th March. For more information, contact David Brooks.

Also on the 7th, there is a Clothes Swap at Sutton Cricket Club. You will be able to check your items in from 11.00am, and swapping will start at noon.

Ebbisham Sports Club is hosting a FREE Women’s Social Rackets Event on the 8th March, to celebrate International Women’s Day, and to raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

If you would like to stay up-to-date, then make sure that you ‘like’ the Epsom and Ewell Families page or join the group, you can also visit our *Events Calendar* on the website for up-to-date event information. And if you are looking for local services and businesses, then make sure that you check out the Epsom and Ewell Families’ directory.

I’ll be back in March with more local activities and events.

Kalli xx

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Kalli Pasqualucci
Kalli lives in Epsom with her two boys and husband.

She is passionate about film, theatre, art, music, books and good food. She is a digital marketer and social media manager and teaches yoga.

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