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Hethersett Open Weekend 2013

The fourth annual Hethersett Open Weekend will take place on July 6th and 7th and this year will be a mix of popular events with some new attractions added in

Saturday 6th

The open weekend will kick off on Saturday with Sport in the Park on the Memorial Playing Field from 11 a.m until 4 p.m.

Over 20 sports and pastimes have been lined-up - all free of charge. Attractions will include badminton, football, bowls, korfball, dodgeball, karate, volleyball, athletics, golf, cycling, martial arts, cycle speedway, hockey, archery, handball, table tennis, giant subbuteo, netball, American Football, cricket, pistol and rifle shooting (without ammunition), shuffle board and cornboard. There will also be displays of zumba and dance.

At 4 p.m, Hethersett Hawks Cycle Speedway Club will hold its annual charity cup competition on its track at the back of the park. There will also be a display of imaginatively named Flitter mounted by the Hethersett Environmental Action Team. This will feature floral displays made out of litter!

Woodcote Sheltered Housing complex will be holding an open house during the day.

This year there will also be a village fete and car boot sale to accompany sport in the park. Over 30 stalls are already lined-up for the fete.

Sport in the Park and the Village fete will then give way to an evening of musical entertainment with licensed bar. There will be dancing to Empire and The Crates from 7.30 until 10.30 p.m. There is also the possibility of other music acts being added.

Sunday 7th

Sunday's events begin with a multi denominational church service in Hethersett Social Club at 10 a.m led by the Rev Mary Kerslake and the Rev Christopher Mallett. This will finish in plenty of time for those present to get down to Hethersett Junior School for the warm up for the ever popular run the square event. Last year's funrun over the two mile course attracted almost 300, many of whom were in fancy dress.

Everyone finishing the event will receive a medal. Guest starter this year will be village stalwart Duncan Pigg who was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year's Honours for his services to the community. Entry forms are available by clicking here and can be left at Hethersett Library. Entry fees are 2.50 for adults and 1 for children ahead of the day with a 1 supplement for entries on the day. Registration will be from 9 a.m onwards. Warm up before the event will be led by Norfolk Olympian Paul Evans.

The run takes participants from Hethersett Junior School along Queen's Road and Great Melton Road before turning left for the length of Mill Road, down New Road and past the King's Head and Queen's Head to finish outside the junior school.

Roads along the route will be closed from 10.45 until 11.45 a.m.

Over 14 crafts from crochet to model making and flower arranging will be on display in Hethersett Library from midday until 3 p.m and also new this year is a photographic competition with the theme of "Enjoying Hethersett." There are categories for Under-11s, Under-18s and adults. Entries should measure 8 x 10 inches and can be a village scene, activity, event or anything else that fits into the theme. Entry forms are available by clicking here.

Throughout the day there will be a major ladies five-a-side tournament on Hethersett Memorial Playing Field with teams from throughout East Anglia taking part.

Please Note that due to unforeseen circumstances the Hethersett's Got Talent event scheduled for Friday 5th July has had to be cancelled.