Here are details of of all activities taking place this week which are open to newcomers or for which a waiting list is in operation. Details given include whether 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.

Monday 2 October

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.

All week (Tuesday 3 to Sunday 8 October)

Urban Nature Photography Exhibition call for artistsUrban Nature: A photography exhibition – exploring the urban and where nature and the city collide. Whenever The Mill is open you can call in to view the exhibition on the walls of our living-room. The exhibition continues until 11 November.

Tuesday 3 October

10am-12pm – Real Coffee @ The Mill
Well – there’s bad news – and good news! Our Nespresso machine has finally ground to a halt. But – with many thanks to Rebecca at The Mall Walthamstow we now have a Tassimo machine. So, do call in to sample the new brews. As ever, just £1 a cup + free home-made cantucci (almond biscotti) – recipe unchanged!

10am-1pm – Sociable Sewing Group
The Group meets on alternate Tuesdays.  Bring your sewing : patchwork, mending, darning or have fun with a new fabric project. Learn a new skill or sew in company. Hilary Davis, an experienced sewing instructor, will be on hand with help and advice. Cost is £1 donation + small costs for materials. Please contact info@themill-coppermill.org if you would be interested to join the group.

Dao Nu: Affordable Community Acupuncture Clinic4.30pm-7.30pm – 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 4 October

10am-12pm – The New Parents Social Drop In
An informal coffee morning for parents of pre-crawling babies to get to know others who are also welcoming a new little person into their family. No need to book, you can just drop-in to join in and find out more.

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

4pm-5.15pm – French and Spanish classes for children
Arno teaches the well-recognized language programme “La Jolie Ronde”.Classes are 30 mins long with a maximum of 10 children to ensure they all get the attention they need. Price: £5.50 per lesson + £20 for activity book and CD.If you would like further information or book a free taster session please call 07846018215, e-mail arnomeyong@hotmail.com or visit www.lajolieronde.co.uk .

6pm-8pm – Jewellery Making Workshop
This first workshop of the course will take you through a variety of techniques from forming basic wire loops to make a gorgeous charm bracelet, working with tigertail wire and beads to make a floating necklace, to a washer and seed bead pendant and finally a fabulous suncatcher using real gemstone chips. £20 per class or £75 for all if booked and paid for up front .Booking essential by contacting Birgit – tel: 07910 251 629 or visit http://www.beyondbeading.co.uk/jewellery-making-at-the-mill

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 5 October

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

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 6 October

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

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.

2pm-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 7 October

Three people doing a yoga pose9:30am – 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-11am – Spanish For You
These classes are run by a native Spanish speaker with a UK teaching qualificiaton and are for beginners and improvers (of any age) The cost is £6 per session (6 week terrm payable in advance). If you are not sure you are welcome to come along to a class and try it out. For more information or to enrol please contact: Roxana by phone 07709937543 or e-mail: roxanaspanish@yahoo.co.uk

10am-12pm – 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

11.00am-1pm – Mill Gardening Group
Call in to join the team of volunteers who tend The Mill’s “Secret Garden”. To find out more email: monica.team@gmail.com

Sunday 8 October

10.30am-11.30am – Stay, Play and Protest
An informal drop-in for parents and their children with a twist – we’ll be talking about things that make our lives difficult and how as a group we can make them better. The group is open to anyone with children under 18, although you don’t have to bring the kids along to attend. For full details  click here.