Preview of February Dragon:

This is a first for The Dragon as we are including a double page spread of the Pantomime pictures which we were lucky enough to obtain from Olivia Bawden. Glowing reviews of the performance are given by local residents and the cast list is included to help with identification. The many local references were very well received.
The tennis club news bemoans the snow which sadly cancelled the Tinsel tournament but fortunately John with his amusing anecdotes has given several interesting insights into the world of tennis.
Air cadets give us some handy tips for polishing our shoes… no excuse now for Scruffy school shoes.
Easton Lodge is a great day out in February and gives an opportunity to see their amazing snow drop display.
The news from Elsenham Surgery reminds us of the costs involved in ordering excess medications and Karen explains how to make prescription orders easy for patients and the pharmacists.
Omega continues to enjoy good turn outs for their Saturday runs and a map is included to encourage would- be members. As you will see from the calendar there is the Henham fun run to look forward to… so get in training as soon as you can.
The Veterinary news tells us about the problems with pets in cold weather and the hazards of being on call on New Years’ day.
Please do not ignore the Parish Council news re Fairfield. It seems they never go away. This is enforced by Petrina’s district council news.
The village diary is updated due to some changes so please make sure you let us know of any errors. We often only find out by chance.
Also please look at the calendar before organising events as this will avoid clashes,
The Church invites Mums, grandparents and dads to bring their children to Little Fishes and the Bridge Club advertises for new members. You need never be dull in Henham.

Ros Heywood, February editor

Preview of March Dragon:
Wow! So many interesting articles and contributions this month for a bumper edition. The focus seems to be on getting out and about :
• exploring the surrounding areas of Essex looking at windmills and beautiful gardens or travelling further afield to Bishop’s Aukland (a truly wonderful spectacle to see I am told).
• dusting away the cobwebs to get fit and motivated for the Henham  iennial Fun Run (or maybe walk in my case)
There are also reports on past events, news of the current happenings in and around our area and of forthcoming attractions; quizzes, jumble sales and the Royal Fayre (look out for more on that next month). The village calendar is filling up nicely.
It feels like Spring is definitely on its way! Bring it on….
Thanks must go to all of you who take the trouble to contribute to our village magazine, making it such an interesting read.

Carol Elson, March Editor

Village Calendar 2018 - Help us to avoid event clashes by letting us know of future events, and encouraging folks to put important dates in their diary.

Friday 2nd School Music Quiz
Saturday 17th Jumble Sale
Monday 26th Tennis Club AGM

Saturday 21st Tennis Club Wine Tasting Evening
Sunday 22nd Tennis Club Finals

Sunday 6th from 1-4 pm Village Fete
Sunday 13th Tennis Club Open Day

Friday 22nd Barn Dance for Physio net
Sunday 24th Henham 3km and 10km

Sunday 9th Village Garage Sale

Hall Bookings
Church Hall Isobel Brooks 850354
OSCA Jill Smales 850541
Village Hall Pauline Foster 850610
HUSCH Jane Smith 850016