Thursday, September 6.

CLACTON: Summer Special variety show with Bernie Clifton, West Cliff Theatre, 6pm Fri and Sat at 8pm. Tickets £12.50, with £1 off for concessions and children free. 01255 433344.

TENDRING: Ramblers meet Village Maid, Bradfield, 10am or 1.30pm.

CLACTON: Over-eaters anonymous meeting, Salvation Army, Old Road, 8pm.

WALTON: Arts and crafts and table top market, Red Triangle Club, Portobello Road, 10am-3pm. 01255 852182.

WALTON: Line dancing, Columbine Centre, 2-4pm.

FRINTON: Rubber bridge, community centre, 1.45pm.

GREAT CLACTON: Friendly whist drive, community hall, Valley Road, 7pm.

CLACTON: Line dancing class, St James Church hall, 7.30-9pm.

FRIDAY, September 7.

HOLLAND-ON-SEA: Celebration in flowers, Methodist Church, Kings Avenue, 9.30am-4pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm.

CLACTON: Charity quiz night, Three Jays, 8.30pm. Tickets 01255 428440.

CLACTON: Art Club, St Paul's Church, 7-9pm. 01255 862087.

ST OSYTH: Lose Your Illusion tribute band, Kings Arms, £4.

GREAT BENTLEY: Coffee morning, Methodist Church, 10am-noon.

HOLLAND-ON-SEA: Fuchsia Society, public hall, 7.15pm.

CLACTON: Camera Club meeting, Friends Meeting House, Granville Road, 7.30pm.

WALTON: Coffee morning with activities for children, Homelands Free Church, 10am.

WALTON: Car boot sale, Martello Caravan Park, Kirby Road, 8am.

FRINTON: Rubber bridge, community centre, 1.45pm WALTON: Morning market with crafts, fruit and vegetables, Red Triangle Hall, Portobello Road, 9.30-11.30am. Admission free.

FRINTON: Whist drive, St Cedd's Hall, Old Road, 7pm.

CLACTON: Tea dance, St Charles Church Hall, 2.30-4.30pm. Admission £2.

KIRBY CROSS: Acol bridge tuition, Keswick, Chestnut Avenue.

SATURDAY, September 8.

CLACTON: The UK Beach Boys, Princes Theatre, 8pm. All seats £15. To book 01255 686633 or tickets from tourist information office at the Town hall.

GREAT BENTLEY: Flower festival, and art exhibition, St Mary's Church, 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm.

FRINTON: Table top sale, community centre, 9.30am-noon.

TENDRING: Sponsored bike ride/walk for Friends of Essex Churches.

LITTLE CLACTON: Jumble sale, in aid of animal charity, village hall, 2pm. Admission 20p.

CLACTON: Autumn event, Christ Church United Reformed Church, Carnarvon Road, 10am-4pm.

FRINTON: Step by Step Walk, Free Church, 9.30am.

ST OSYTH: Pop in coffee morning, 10am.

HARWICH: Replica Discovery returns to Harwich, Morris men, The Quay noon, guided tours, from 2pm.

SUNDAY, September 9.

CLACTON: Co-operative Band concert, Princes Theatre, 8pm. Admission £6.

BRIGHTLINGSEA: Open garden, Moverons (down lane past parish church, 11am-5pm. Admission £2.50.

TENDRING: Ramblers meet Cattawade bridge, 10am.

LITTLE CLACTON: Car boot sale, Plough Corner, 8am.

HARWICH: Into Great Space religious film, Electric Palace, 7.30pm.

ARDLEIGH: Green Island gardens open, 10am-5pm, also Wed and Thurs.

HARWICH: Discovery returns, free guided tours, 11am, Naze Sea Shanty group, The Quay, noon, concert by Tendring Caprice Orchestra and Grange Co-operative Singers, St Nicholas Church, 3pm, Golden Rivets Sea Shanty group, The Quay, 4pm.

MONDAY, September 10.

CLACTON: Colour Slide Club, Friends Meeting House, Granville Road, 7.30pm.

ST OSYTH: WI meeting, village hall, 7.30pm.

GREAT BENTLEY: Green Players pantomime auditions, The Vestry, St Mary's Church, 7.30pm.

FRINTON: Carpet bowls, St Mary's Church hall, 10am, 11.15am and 2pm.

FRINTON: Rubber bridge, community centre 6.45pm.

TUESDAY, September 11.

CLACTON: Duplicate bridge, St Paul's Church hall, 6.55pm, also Thursdays.

WEDNESDAY, September 12.

GREAT CLACTON: Organ Society concert, community hall, Valley Road, 8pm.

CLACTON: Holland 129 Club, Holland Park School, Holland Road, 8pm.

CLACTON: Flower Club, St Paul's Church hall, 2.30pm.

CLACTON: Debating Society, Friends meeting House, Granville Road, 7.30pm.

CLACTON: Sugarcraft demonstration, St Paul's Church hall, 7.30pm.

FRINTON: Rubber bridge, St Cedd's Hall, 1.45-5pm.

WALTON: Bingo, Columbine Centre, 1.50pm.

CLACTON: Tea dance, St Paul's hall, 2-4.30pm. Admission £2.50.