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The 29th British Birdwatching Fair – the international wildlife event of the year - is at Rutland Water from Friday to Sunday, 18-20 August with displays, exhibits, lectures and trade stands. For full details see www.birdfair.org.uk 
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Melton Ramblers have a nine mile circular walk around Queniborough on Saturday, 19 August starting at 8.30 am.  The walk ends with a pub lunch. Newcomers are welcome. To join in, phone 07969 669230 or see
www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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The 24th Eastwell Fete takes place on Saturday, 19 August in the grounds of Eastwell Hall and adjoining medieval churchyard and church. There will be all-day entertainment from 11 am until 5 pm, plus a craft fair, dog show, street market, vintage tractors, a barbeque and other refreshments. Admission is £5 for a family, individuals £2.50. Proceeds for church funds. Details on 01949 861256 or see
www.eastwellfete.co.uk
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Sewstern and District Horticultural Society is holding its annual show at the village hall on Saturday, 19 August. It’s  open for viewing at 3.30 pm. For details phone Melton 850151.
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Melton Mowbray Rugby Club is holding a free Try Rugby day for boys and girls aged 6 to 17 at its ground on Burton Road on  Sunday, 20 August from 10 am to 12 noon. You can meet the coaches and find out how to join the club. There will also be a cake stall, face painting and other fun activities 07949 466286.
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Melton Mowbray Lions are holding a charity golf tournament at Melton Mowbray Golf Club on Sunday, 20 August. Entry is £15 per person, booked in advance. Forms can be downloaded from
www.meltonmowbraygolfclub.com and you can book your starting time by phoning Melton 562118. There’s also a charity auction at 8 pm.
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Cream teas are being served at Gartree Hill Road, Little Dalby on Sunday, 20 August from 2 pm. There will also be stalls and proceeds will go to the village church.
Details from 07887 890120.
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Melton Mowbray Town Estate presents its summer season of free concerts at the bandstand in the New Park. Enderby Band will perform on Sunday, 20 August at 2.45 pm. Some seating is provided but you can bring your own if you wish, and refreshments will be available.
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Cream teas are being served at All Saints’ Church in Rotherby on Sunday, 20 August from 2.30 pm until 4.30 pm. Details on Melton 434175.
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Lynne Sharpe from Earl Shilton will present a floral demonstration on the theme Garden Magic at Melton Mowbray and District Flower Club’s meeting in the Sage Cross Methodist Church on Monday, 21 August at 7 for 7.15 pm.
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Melton Carnegie Museum is organising educational and entertaining activities for families with children during the school holidays. From Tuesday to Saturday, 22–26 August, the theme is Pond Life. You can design a pond fish catcher, make a dragonfly finger puppet and play a giant fishing game. The museum is open from 10 am until 4.30 pm and admission is free. Details on 0116 305 3860.
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Melton Ramblers have a four mile circular evening walk at Hoby on Wednesday, 23 August. The start time is 6.30 pm. Newcomers are welcome. To join in, phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Problem Solving is the subject for Melton Mowbray Computer Club’s meeting at  Melton Indoor Bowls Club on Wednesday, 23 August at 7.30 pm. The club is open to new members.
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The Melton Times Achievement Awards 2017 are open for nominations – celebrating everything that makes Melton Borough a good place to live and work. There are 16 categories to enter. The closing date is Friday, 25 August and awards will be presented at a prestigious celebration evening in September.
For full details see
www.meltontimesachievementawards2017.weebly.com or phone Melton 412523.
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Melton Ramblers have a nine mile circular walk in the Derbyshire Peak District, taking in the rolling hills of Chatsworth, on Saturday, 26 August starting at 8 am.  The walk ends with a pub lunch. Newcomers are welcome. To join in, phone 07969 669230 or see
www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Eaton Horticultural Society – also including Eastwell and Goadby Marwood - is holding its 92nd annual exhibition of flowers, fruit, vegetables and homecraft at Eaton Village Hall on Saturday, 26 August. New exhibitors are welcome to join in. Phone 01476 870580. Open for staging from 9 am and for viewing from 3.30 pm.
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The Leicestershire County Show takes place on the Market Harborough Showground on Saturday and Sunday, 26-27 August. It’s a two-day celebration of rural life with livestock and equine competitions, motocross stunts and other arena events, trade stands, classic cars and tractors, family-friendly entertainment, a funfair and catering. For full details see www.leicestershirecountyshow.co.uk
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The Stapleford Miniature Railway is holding an open weekend over the Bank Holiday Weekend, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 26-27-28 August from 10am daily. As well as the miniature railway itself, there are fairground organs, a showman’s engine, trade stands, various exhibits and catering. For ticket prices and other details see www.fsmr.org.uk or phone Melton 851614. Proceeds for LOROS, the Leicestershire Hospice.
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The Beauty Of Books is the theme of a flower festival being staged at St Andrew’s Church, Whissendine on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, August 26-28 from 10 am daily. One of the displays is themed on the book Notes For A Small Island by best-selling author Bill Bryson who recently named the church as one of his favourites in Britain. Books, CDs and refreshments will also be on sale in the church and village hall. Details on Melton 474392.
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A vintage car and bike meet will take place at the Old Brickyard Tea Garden on Sunday, 27 August from 10 am until 5 pm. There will be music, dancing, a car boot sale, arts and crafts, and vintage stalls. Proceeds for the charity Hope Against Cancer. Details on 07803 206852.
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Pablos Horse Sanctuary has an open day at its premises on Waltham Lane, Long Clawson, on Sunday, 27 August from 12 noon until 4 pm. Visitors can meet the horses and ponies being cared for, and attractions also include displays, demonstrations, stalls and refreshments. Entry is £2, under 14s free. Details on 07745 628684.
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Melton Mowbray Town Estate presents its summer season of free concerts at the bandstand in the New Park. Springfield Jazz will perform on Sunday, 27 August at 2.45 pm. Some seating is provided but you can bring your own if you wish, and refreshments will be available.
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The Old Manor House, Long Clawson – a Grade 2 star listed building and reputed to be the oldest house in the Vale of Belvoir - has open days and conducted tours on Sunday and Monday 27-28 August from 12 noon until 5 pm. Tickets are £5 from St Remegius Church  (opposite), accompanied children under 11 go in free. Jacobean-style refreshments will be served. All proceeds for the church window fund and the Melton Storehouse charity.
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Old Dalby Day is on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August with activities on the village green and throughout the village, starting at 10.45 am. Attractions include arena events, a dog show, children’s fancy dress, a street market,  live music, vintage cars, a horticultural show and refreshments. Entry is £5 per car including all occupants and proceeds will go to local charities. Details on www.olddalbyday.org.uk
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Melton Ramblers have a four mile circular evening walk at Hoby on Wednesday, 30 August. The start time is 6.30 pm. Newcomers are welcome. To join in, phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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