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Friday 28 August 2015

  • Let your little ones (6 months – 4 years) let off steam at Tiny Tearaways from 9.30am to 12.30pm today. There's lots of soft play equipment to enjoy plus singing and games. Sessions take place at Acacia Fitness. Call 01322 343490 for information and prices. (Weekly)
  • Down at Dartford Library today the Talktime Group meets from 10.30am to 11.30am and the Papercrafts Group meets from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. (Weekly)
  • Friday Night Magic is on at the Meeting Place tonight from 6pm to 11pm. (Weekly)
  • Dartford's Saturday Market is on in the High Street tomorrow so pop down and pick up a bargain! (Weekly)
  • Dartford's parkrun takes place tomorrow (Saturday) morning from 9am in Central Park. To register for the 5km timed run visit www.parkrun.org.uk/dartford (Weekly)
  • As part of the Summer Sizzlers programme, the What If…? Gallery are running their popular Children's Self Portrait Workshop on Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 August from 11am-3pm. Children aged 6-13 are welcome and need to bring a large photograph of themselves with them. The workshop costs £3 per person and pre-booking is essential. Please call the gallery on 07948 557464, email the gallery or visit www.whatifgallery.co.uk
  • Come and join in with DVRFC's Youth Rugby every Sunday at the Leigh Academy pitches, Green Street Green Road, Dartford DA1 1QE. Sessions for Tiny Tots (3-5yrs) 10am to 11am and Mini-Rugby (6-11yrs) & Junior Rugby (12-16yrs) 10am to 11.30am. £3 per child (£1.50 goes to charities). The non-contact rugby training is led by fully-qualified coaches and support staff. It's a great opportunity to learn new skills, get fit and make new friends! (Weekly)
  • The summer season of free concerts at the Bandstand in Central Park continues on Sunday! Doctor Jazz will be playing between 2pm and 4pm. For details of all the concerts visit www.dartford.gov.uk/by-category/leisure-and-culture2/events/bandstand-programme
  • The Darts play Ebbsfleet United at home on Monday with kick off at 3pm. For more information visit www.dartfordfconline.com
  • Your waste and recycling will be collected one day later than usual following the Bank Holiday. For more information visit http://www.dartford.gov.uk/by-category/environment-and-planning2/refuse-and-recycling-homepage/when-is-my-collection-day/bank-holiday-refuse-and-recyclingcollection-changes

Thursday 27 August 2015

  • Visit Dartford's Thursday Market in the High Street today. There are plenty of bargains to be had! For more information visit www.dartford.gov.uk/markets or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/dartfordmarkets (Weekly)
  • Exercise your mind and body at a Chi Ball class from 10.15am to 11.15am at Acacia Fitness. Visit www.fitness.acacia-dartford.co.uk or call 01322 343490 for more information and prices. (Weekly)
  • Pay a visit to Sally Ann's Pantry, a community café run by The Salvation Army at their hall in Hythe Street. It's open every Thursday from 10am to 1.30pm with teas, coffees and home-made food at very reasonable prices. (Weekly)
  • Enjoy a nationally-accredited Dartford Health Walk this morning, starting at the War Memorial, Central Park at 11.30am. (Weekly)
  • Pop in to Highfield Road Baptist Church to 'Be Creative' today – weekly tutored art classes and craft sessions. Classes run from 1pm to 4pm and entrance is free! See www.dartfordbaptist.org/be-creative.php for more information. (Weekly)
  • As part of this year's Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge, come along and get creative in Dartford Library this afternoon from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. The drop-in arts & craft sessions are FREE! (Thursdays during the summer holidays)
  • The Kent Stop Smoking Service runs sessions throughout the week to support people who are quitting smoking. All sessions must be booked in advance by calling 0300 123 1220. Thursday's sessions take place in Dartford Library from 2pm to 5pm. (Weekly – various venues)
  • Dartford Valley Rugby Club run training for Seniors from 7.30pm to 9pm tonight and every Thursday at Leigh Academy, Green Street Green Road, Dartford DA1 1QE. Fully-qualified coaching staff and sports physios are on duty. Join us and make new friends, get fit, learn new skills and have fun. For further details email DVRFC (Weekly)

Wednesday 26 August 2015

  • Improve your strength, posture and balance at a Pilates class this morning from 9.15am to 10am at Becket Sports Centre. Visit www.becketsports.co.uk or call 01322 280646 for more information and prices. (Weekly)
  • Sing to improve your mental health and wellbeing today and every Wednesday from 1pm to 2.30pm at Meadowside Day Centre. The group is free to attend and is run by Zoe Konez and Marina Perryman from the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health. All abilities welcome. To book your place please contact Sharon Manship on 01634 894472. (Weekly)
  • Dartford Library Reading Group meet today at Dartford Library from 1.30pm to 3pm. Contact 03000 41 31 31 for more details. (Weekly)
  • Get a great workout at an intermediate Spin class from 7pm to 7.45pm at Acacia Fitness. Visit www.fitness.acacia-dartford.co.uk or call 01322 343490 for more information and prices. (Weekly)
  • Don't forget to respond to your Annual Canvass Form! You can do it online at www.elecreg.co.uk/dartford

Tuesday 25 August 2015

  • Stay energised and boost your mood at a Yoga class this morning from 9.30am to 10.45am at Becket Sports Centre. For more information and prices visit www.becketsports.co.uk or call 01322 280646. (Weekly)
  • The Summer Reading Challenge is now on! The Summer Reading Challenge is taking place in all Libraries across Kent. The Challenge is to read six Library books throughout the summer, collecting stickers along the way, and a certificate and medal if you complete the challenge. This year the theme is "Record Breakers". There is lots more information available on the website www.recordbreakers.org.uk Go along to the Library and join up, it's FREE!
  • Try your hand at watercolour painting with Ruth and Doug at the What if...? Gallery in Dartford High Street (opposite Holy Trinity Church) today from 1pm to 3pm. The cost is just £5 for two hours of tuition and fun. The group is very friendly and artists of all abilities are welcome. You are encouraged to learn at your own pace and you choose what your subjects are. (Weekly)
  • Feeling crafty? Pop in to the Knit 'n' Natter group meeting from 1pm to 3pm today at Dartford Library. Bring your knitting or stitching and have a natter! Telephone 03000 41 31 31 or email the library for more information. (Weekly)
  • The Kent Stop Smoking Service runs sessions throughout the week to support people who are quitting smoking. All sessions must be booked in advance by calling 0300 123 1220. Tuesday's sessions take place at Dartford West Health Centre from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. (Weekly – various venues)
  • Shape up at an Aerotone class from 6.15pm to 7.15pm today at Acacia Fitness. Visit www.fitness.acacia-dartford.co.uk or call 01322 343490 for more information and prices. (Weekly)
  • Dartford Valley Rugby Club run training for Ladies from 6.30pm to 7.30pm and Seniors from 7.30pm to 9pm tonight and every Tuesday at Leigh Academy, Green Street Green Road, Dartford DA1 1QE. Fully-qualified coaching staff and sports physios are on duty. Join us and make new friends, get fit, learn new skills and have fun. For further details email DVRFC

Monday 24 August 2015

  • Don't forget Dartford's Summer Sizzlers programme is up and running. Check out all the activities taking place across the Borough at www.dartford.gov.uk/summersizzlers
  • The Kent Stop Smoking Service runs sessions throughout the week to support people who are quitting smoking. All sessions must be booked in advance by calling 0300 123 1220. Monday's sessions take place in the Meeting Place from 6pm to 7pm. (Weekly – various venues)
  • Dance yourself fit at a Zumba class from 6pm to 7pm this evening at Acacia Fitness. Visit www.fitness.acacia-dartford.co.uk or call 01322 343490 for more information and prices. (Weekly)
  • Meet new people and have fun at the Temple Belles women's group tonight from 6.30pm to 8pm at the Healthy Living Centre. For details visit www.hlcdartford.btck.co.uk/HLCProjects/TempleBelles (Weekly)
  • Reach new fitness levels at a Body Conditioning class from 7.45pm to 8.45pm tonight at Becket Sports Centre. Visit www.becketsports.co.uk or call 01322 280646 for more information and prices. (Weekly)
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