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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN AND AROUND THE AREA – MARCH PART 2

Posted by Kalli Pasqualucci on 14 Mar 2019

Hello lovely Epsom and Ewell families,

I hope that everyone has had a great start to March. We have spent a lot of time baking this month. We have made flapjacks, pancakes (including a pancake cake), brownies, carrot cake and chocolate chip muffins. I had forgotten how much I love baking. Don’t worry, I’m not eating them all. I’ve joined the gym recently and am actually being very healthy for the first time in my life.

We also had a lovely afternoon at the Bourne Hall Herald of Spring last weekend – the boys particularly enjoyed exploring the Bourne Hall gardens, after our look around inside.

If you are looking for something to do over the next fortnight, then have a look at what is happening in and around our area.

Friday 15th March

Tinder: The Comedy is on at Epsom Playhouse at 7.45pm.

Saturday 16th March

Merton Blue Cross Animal Hospital has an open day from 10.30am to 3.00pm. There will be an interactive be-a-vet tour, face painting, lucky dip, bouncy castle and more.

Ever wanted to visit Epsom Fire Station and the lovely firemen who keep Epsom safe? They are having an Open Day from 11.00am to 3.00pm.

Sunday 17th March

There will be an auction at Horton Chapel from 10.00am to 1.00pm. Some of the auction items include chapel’s pews, tables, cupboards, kneeler cushions, a selection of prayer and hymn books, and more.

Pop into St Mary’s Cuddington for their Home Made Sunday market from 11.00am to 12.00pm.

There is an Epsom Common History Walk from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. Tickets cost £5 per adult, £2.50 per child (16 yrs or under). For more information call 01372 732000. Meet at the Stew Ponds car park off of Christchurch Road. No need to book.

Whitehall in Cheam is having a free history and afternoon tea event from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

Tuesday 19th March

The Epsom Players are performing Dolly Parton’s 9-5 from the 19th to the 23rd of March, at Epsom Playhouse.

Wednesday 20th March

Yoga Bambinos and Kat Heath Beauty are hosting a Mother and Baby Relaxation Morning at All Things Nice from 10.00am to 11.30am.

Godstone Farm have free mini me art sessions from 10.30am – 12.30pm.

Wednesday 20th March 2019 – Mother’s Day Craft

Other upcoming dates for these sessions are:

Wednesday 3rd April 2019 – Easter Craft
Wednesday 4th June 2019 – Father’s Day Craft

Saturday 23rd March

Innovate Guildford – Guildford’s FREE Science and Arts Festival is happening again. 10.00am to 4.00pm at G Live. The theme for 2019 is Future Living. My 10 year old is fascinated by science, so we might be there.

You can take part in a Ruthless Romans workshop at Bourne Hall Museum Club from 1.00pm to 2.30pm. To book a space, contact David Brooks  or visit the Bourne Hall Museum Club website.

3 Men and a Lady are hosting a pancreatic cancer charity comedy night from 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

 

Wednesday 27th March

From 7.00pm to 10.00pm, you can attend A Stitch to Wear Clothes Swap at Shinner and Sudtone in Sutton.

Thursday 28th March

Breech Lane Curry House will be hosting another Indian-inspired Supper Club at Cullenders Delicatessan in Reigate. 7.00pm to 10.30pm.

Friday 29th March

For those who read my blog on The Plant Powered Supper Club, and were interested in attending; the next instalment is taking place at Museum of Futures in Surbiton. I can highly recommend it.

Saturday 30th March

There is a Steam Toy Rally at the Rural Life Centre in Farnham from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

G Live, in Guildford, has a Wellness Day from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Epsom Beekeepers Association are hosting a seasonal shopping event for members and friends, from 11.00am to 2.00pm.

Westnye Gardens, in Guildford, is re-opening after a renovation. It looks like a really lovely park, and Guildford is only a quick train ride away.

 

Sunday 31st March

If you’re looking for something to do on Mother’s Day, there is a mothering Sunday event at Honeywood Museum in Carshalton.

There is also a handmade market at The Lamb in Surbiton.

If you are wanting to go out for Sunday Lunch then do have a look at Sam’s blog – where she has listed 10 places to go for a Sunday roast in and around the area.

Other things to book for Mother’s Day include:

A Mothers Day Mini shoot and afternoon tea with Caroline Thornton Photography and Tams Cakes & Cookies.  For more information email: carolinethorntonphotography@gmail.com

BodyResults are offering massage vouchers, courses and sessions, you can find out more about them here.

Pandibakes will be making beautiful unique cupcake bouquets that come in three different sizes:

💐3 cupcake bouquet (collection from
banstead only) – £10
💐7 cupcake bouquet – £30
💐12 cupcake bouquet – £40
💐19 cupcake bouquet -£50

To order get in touch via the website here.

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There is a Spanish Tapas charity evening at El Patio in Epsom, on the 3rd of April from 7.00pm to 11.00pm. The event is to raise money for Girlguiding Epsom, Work Stress Solutions and Epsom & Ewell Talking Newspaper for the Blind. To book, call 07738 248432 or email events@mayorscharities.epsom.org.uk

Banstead Academy of Performing Arts has an Easter School on the 8th, 9th and 10th of April.

Stagecoach Epsom also has an Easter school taking place from the 9th to the 12th of April.

Yoga Bambinos has a drop-off class (for 5 – 10 year olds), focussing on Yoga, Mindfulness, Relaxation, Crystal Fun, Reiki and Crafts. £15 per child. Book here.

For Your Diary

Join the Ultimate Voice for 4 weeks of singing, from 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

We bought our ECRA Duck Race ducks at Herald of Spring last weekend and we look forward to decorating them over the coming weeks. The duck race takes place on the 27th of April and it is a highlight for many local families.

On the 4th of May there is a Posh Frock Charity Ball taking place at Epsom Downs racecourse. Tickets cost £55 and include a 3 course meal, glass of wine, DJ, photo booth and sweet cart. There will also be a raffle and auction.

I hope that all the mums have a wonderful (and hopefully stress-free) Mother’s Day and that you manage to get a lie in. I am hoping to go to the cinema, as a Mother’s Day treat, but I would like to see one of the films on my list, for a change. Not sure how I am going to get that one right! *fingers crossed*

And if you have a little babe in arms, Odeon has fantastic parent and child screenings of new releases. I remember doing this when my boys were little. I love film… a lot!

Until next month, keep an eye on the Epsom and Ewell Families page and group for updates on what is happening in the next two weeks.  And if you need any local recommendations, then have a look at the Epsom and Ewell families directory. Dee is always updating the website with new businesses – all which have been reference checked by those that have used the service.

Have a great few weeks.

Kalli xx

 
Kalli Pasqualucci
Kalli Pasqualucci is a mum of two boys, working in Ewell and living in Epsom.

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