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The Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray Belvoir are raising money for charity with their Santa sleigh. They'll be collecting at the Tesco Superstore every day from Monday, 11 December until Sunday, 17 December from 10 am to 4 pm.
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Melton Firefighters are touring the town and villages with their Trumpton Fire Engine, collecting money for local charities and good causes in the following areas from 6 pm: Wednesday, 13 December – Laycock Avenue, Redwood Avenue and Wymondham Way; Thursday, 14 December – Heather Crescent, Edendale Road and Swallowdale Road; Friday, 15 December – Dieppe Way, The Crescent and Tennyson Way; Saturday, 16 December – Melton town centre; Sunday, 17 December – Asfordby; Monday 18 December – Morrisons supermarket; Tuesday, 19 December – B & H Midland Services car park, also Baldocks Lane and Grange Drive; Wednesday, 20 December - Sainsburys, also Stirling Road, West Avenue and Welby Lane; Thursday, 21 December  - Aldi, also Redbrook Crescent, Tamar Road, Valley Road, Highfield and Horseguards; Saturday, 23 December – Melton town centre. Supermarket car park and town centre venues are during the daytime.
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The Vale of Belvoir Lions are conducting their Christmas collection for good causes. They’re touring with their Santa sleigh as follows: Wednesday, 13 December from 6 pm in Bottesford West; Friday, 15 December from 6 pm in Normanton, Orston, Elton and Bottesford; Saturday 16 December from 5.30 pm in Bottesford East, Easthorpe and Muston; Sunday, 17 December 5.30 pm in Bottesford Central and Bottesford pubs.
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The St Mary’s Handbell Ringers will entertain at Melton Afternoon WI’s meeting in the Sage Cross Methodist Church Hall on Wednesday, 13 December at 2 pm. Refreshments will be served and non-members are welcome to attend.
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Dr Mike Hawker, archaeological adviser to the Diocese of Leicester will give a talk entitled Fabrics and Phases of Leicestershire Churches at Melton Carnegie Museum on Wednesday, 13 December at 7 for 7.30 pm. Admission is £5 and pre-booking is advisable. Phone 0116 305 3860.
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Melton Computer Club’s monthly meeting features a photography competition. It’s at Melton Indoor Bowls Club on Wednesday, 13 December at 7.30 pm. Visitors are welcome.
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a guided eight mile circular walk around Thurgarton, taking in Souther Wood, Halloughton and Bleasby. It’s on Thursday, 14 December and they’re meeting at Keyworth Square, ready to drive out at 9.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 0115 937 3537.
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The Mayor of Melton’s carol concert is at St Mary’s Church on Thursday, 14 December at 6.15 for 6.30 pm. There will be performances by local schools and the church choir, plus readings and the audience can join in with the singing. Admission is free but there will be a collection for the Mayor’s charity appeal and church funds.
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A prize bingo evening is being held at Ab Kettleby Community Centre on Thursday, 14 December. Eyes down at 7.30 pm. Proceeds will go to St James's Church. Details on Melton 822846.
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Keyworth Camera Club’s meeting on Thursday, 14 December consists of a critique evening – constructive comments about club members’ own work, always entertaining and instructive. It’s in the Parish Church Hall at 7.45 pm. Visitors are welcome – entry is £3.
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The Loveden Quartet present an evening of carols at Allington Manor on Thursday, 14 December at 7.30 pm. Tickets, including festive refreshments, are £7.50 from 01400 281869. Proceeds will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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The Vale First Responders are hosting Harby Church Christmas Tree Festival whose opening night is on Friday, 15 December at 7 pm. Tickets are £7.50 including supper and entertainment and they’re available from 01949 861211, 01636 525891 or 01949 860662. The festival is then open daily from 12 noon until 4 pm until Tuesday, 19 December and admission is free.
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Melton Mowbray Photographic Society have a Christmas quiz and social evening at the Samworth Centre on Friday, 15 December at 7.15 pm. New members are welcome. For details see
www.meltonphotographic.co.uk
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Melton Ramblers have an eight mile circular walk around Syston on Saturday, 16 December. They’re setting out at 9 am. Newcomers are welcome and the walk ends with a pub lunch. For more details phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Radcliffe-on-Trent Parish Council is holding its Christmas coffee morning at the Grange Hall from 10 am until 12 noon on Saturday, 16 December. There will be festive refreshments and local councillors will be on hand to greet residents.
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Willowbrook Primary School in Keyworth is holding its Christmas Fair on Saturday, 16 December. Santa Claus will be attending and other attractions include face painting, a tombola, quiz, raffle and various stalls. Entry is free. Details on 0115 914 9889.
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Bingham and District Choral Society are staging their Carols For Christmas Concert at Bingham Parish Church on Saturday, 16 December at 7.30 pm. They’ll be joined by the Caernarvon Junior School Choir and Bingham Brass. Festive refreshments are included in the ticket price of £8 for adults. It’s £1 entry for accompanied children. Phone 0115 878 0642.
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The Melton BID Company and Melton Borough Council present the Blokes’ Shopping Day and Christmas Classic Car Meet in Melton Market Place on Sunday, 17 December from 10 am until 4 pm. There will be stalls with gifts, food and other festive items, many shops will be open, and there’s a free gift wrapping service, plus entertainment with the 103 The Eye roadshow and the Melton Folk Festival Trail.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a 10 mile walk around Branston, Eastwell, Eaton and the Jubilee Way on Sunday, 17 December. Newcomers are welcome. For details phone 01949 836042.
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a guided seven mile local walk followed by refreshments at The Test Match, West Bridgford on Thursday, 21 December. They’re meeting at Keyworth Square at 10.10 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 07743 336282.
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Carols In The Stables is an event taking place at Lings Lane Riding School in Keyworth on Friday, 22 December. There will be a procession led by the Three Kings from the top of the lane at 6.15 pm down to the decorated stables where you can sing along to the carols until 7.30 pm. Food and hot drinks will be available and proceeds will go to South Notts Riding For The Disabled.
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There’s no need to be alone on Christmas Day as there’s a warm welcome, a festive lunch and entertainment at Melton Baptist Church from 12.45 to 2.45 pm. There is no charge but you need to phone Melton 560975 to book a place.
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a guided six mile circular walk at Linby, taking in Newstead Abbey and Papplewick on Thursday, 28 December. They’re meeting at Keyworth Square ready to drive out at 9.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 0115 937 4418.
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Local singer Vince Eager will celebrate 60 years in showbiz at the Grange Hall, Radcliffe-on-Trent, on Thursday, 28 December at 7.30 pm. Also appearing will be the Memphis Tones, Tristram Shandy and Radcliffe’s own The Boutones. Tickets are £12 from 01159 333009 and the evening includes the RSPCA Animal Centre’s Christmas Draw.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have an eight mile walk around Caythorpe and the Trent Valley on Sunday, 31 December. Newcomers are welcome. For details phone 01949 836042.

SAVE THE DATE

Melton Musical Theatre Company present their performance of the show 9 To 5, featuring the music of Dolly Parton, at Melton Theatre on Wednesday, 28 February until Saturday, 3 March. Details from the Box Office on Melton 851111. 

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