This week ends with two new additions to the programme of activities – see Saturday 16 September below for full details of Saturday Kids’ Art and Baby & Child Emergency First Aid classes.

Then – on Sunday, there’s a chance to visit the best stall in the St James Big Local Jumble Trail. On The Mill’s stall you will find good quality bric-a-brac, vintage vinyl albums from the late 60s to early 80s and lots of other great bargains. All proceeds will go to The Mill. See Sunday 17 September below for full details.

And, read on for details of of all other activities taking place earlier in the week which are open to newcomers or for which a waiting list is in operation. Details given include whethe you need to book or can just drop-in – and there are also contact details for organisers or links so you can find out more.

But …  you don’t have to join an activity to call in.  Everyone is welcome at The Mill whenever we are open. You can borrow a book from the honesty library, bring your little ones to enjoy all the toys in the playroom, make a cuppa and have a chat – and browse leaflets, flyers and posters on display to  find out what else is going on throughout Waltham Forest. There’s always someone on reception to welcome you and give more information.

All week (Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun)

This is the last week of the Fabrications art exhibition, so make haste to view it in the living room. If you’ve never seen a motorbike made from fabric, this is your LAST CHANCE!

Monday 11 September

The Mill is closed except for those who have booked for:

6pm-7pm – Gentle Yoga
This class is currently full. To be added to the waiting list and for information about cost, contact josettayoga@hotmail.co.uk.

7pm-8.30pm – Ashtanga Yoga – Mysore style
This class is open only to students with experience of the Ashtanga sequence – and booking is essential. To book and for information about cost, contact: josettayoga@hotmail.co.uk.

7pm-9pm – ‘Make your mark’
A four-week drawing course led by local artist Jason Hawkridge. The venue alternates between The Chequers pub (back room) and The Mill. Booking is essential please contact Jason on 07788 495005 or jasonhawkridge@yahoo.co.uk  Cost £50 which covers all materials, room hire and model hire. £40 for previous participants. Participants should bring their own A3 sketchbook. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Makeyourmark17/

Tuesday 12 September

Dao Nu: Affordable Community Acupuncture Clinic4pm-7pm – Community Acupuncture Clinic 
Patients receive treatments in small groups in comfortable reclining chairs or on massage tables distributed in the same room. You decide what you can afford on a sliding scale between £20-£40. No income verification or questions asked. For full details click here. Booking is essential.

Wednesday 13 September

11am-12.30pm – and –  3.45pm-5.15pm – French and Spanish for children 5-7 years.
Arno Meyong will be teaching the well-recognized language programme ‘La Jolie Ronde’. Booking essential – go to www.lajolieronde.co.uk and search for classes at “The Mill” and then submit an email enquiry.

1.30pm-3pm – Urdu Conversation Class
Asima Baig is a qualified experienced Pakistani Urdu teacher. £1 donation to The Mill. For more information emaiasima76baig@yahoo.co.uk or ring  07450 282735

6.30pm-8pm – Knitting Drop-In
Suitable for experienced knitters or the complete beginner. Support and teaching where required. Everyone welcome for £1 donation. For more information send an email to info@themille17.org  – or just come along – no need to book.

Thursday 14 September

12pm-2pm – Community Voices
A 12 week programme of ESOL, aimed at migrant women of all backgrounds who want to integrate into their community, train as a volunteer, run local community events and gain an ESOL speaking qualification. The level is intermediate, Entry 3/Level 1. Booking essential – please contact Hilary on 0207 2756750

12pm-1.30pm – Words, Conversation and Scrabble group
Come along to gain confidence in spoken English, or simply if you enjoy a good game of Scrabble to help improve your vocabulary. All nationalities welcome. No need to book – just drop in. For more information send an email to Adele Tinman – tinman.adele@yahoo.com

12pm-2pm Asian Women’s Support Group
A group for Asian women to socialise and learn skills. Booking essential – please send an email to Amarjit – amarjit786@hotmail.co.uk

4pm-5pm – Junior Art Club
For children of 6+. Each week of sessions during term-time there will be a new approach. It’s best if you can make all sessions but we try to accommodate drop-ins and a few younger children. Children under 8 must be accompanied. Donation (to The Mill) of £2 per child. Spaces are limited so booking is essential – in person by visiting The Mill, or ringing 020 521 3211

Friday 15 September

10am-1pm – Knitting Drop-In
Suitable for experienced knitters or the complete beginner. Support and teaching where required. Everyone welcome for £1 donation. For more information send an email to info@themille17.org  – or just come along – no need to book.

9.30am-2pm – Community Voices
A 12 week programme of ESOL, aimed at migrant women of all backgrounds who want to integrate into their community, train as a volunteer, run local community events and gain an ESOL speaking qualification. The level is intermediate, Entry 3/Level 1. Booking essential – please contact Hilary on 0207 2756750

Bongalong music sessions for under 5s at the MIll2pm-4.15pm – Bongalong
Fun music sessions for under 5s and their carers together.  Booking essential.
For full details go to www.bongalong.co.uk

Saturday 16 September

Three people doing a yoga pose09:30am – 10:30pm – Hatha Yoga
Gentle Hatha Flow, suitable for beginners with options for those who wish to work harder. £10 per class – £5 introductory offer. Booking essential – contact: Sarah by email sarah.fatcatyoga@gmail.com or phone 07584054686

10am-12pm – NEW! – Saturday Kids’ Art
Fun art for primary age children – painting, drawing, designing and working with clay – run by David, a very experienced art teacher. £3 payable on the day, materials included. Booking essential by calling to The Mill, ringing 020 8521 3211 or emailing info@themille17.org

emergency first aid for kids training at The MIll E1710am-12.30pm – Baby and Child Emergency First Aid Training
This Saturday’s session is currently fully booked, but there’ll be another on Saturday 14 October. This  2-hour first aid class is ideal for all parents, grandparents and carers and is conducted by fully-qualified first aid instructors. Booking essential – please click here to book and find out more.

Sunday 17 September

11am-3pm – Jumble Trail @ The Mill
Make sure to stop at The Mill’s stall on your way round this Sunday’s St James Big Local Jumble Trail. We’ll have good quality bric-a-brac – eg children’s toys, household items such as crockery and cookware, ornaments, collectible vinyl albums, and all sorts of other great bargains.

And ours will be a stall with difference … For a 50p donation you can make yourself a cuppa – and there might be biscuits too, and – what’s more – you can use the loo – so you’ll be refreshed, comfortable and ready to continue the trail! All proceeds will support our work at The Mill.

 

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