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Melton Mowbray Town Estate is holding its annual Town Meeting in the exhibition hall at Melton Cattle Market on Monday, 1 October at 7 pm. Residents of Melton whose addresses have the LE13 postcode are invited to attend.
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Melton Seniors Forum is organising Seniors' Day 2018 at Melton Borough Council's Parkside Offices on Thursday, 4 October from 10 am until 3 pm. There will be brand new activities to enjoy, plus refreshments, and a performance by the Melstrum Ukelele Orchestra. A Leicester City Football Club historian will be attending... with a special guest. Admission is free.
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Award winning press photographer and tutor Glen Tillyard is the guest speaker at Melton Mowbray Photographic Society’s meeting on Friday, 5 October. It’s at the Samworth Centre at 7.15 for 7.30 pm. For details see www.meltonphotographic.co.uk
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Whissendine Stars present two comedy plays – Menopause Madness and Sticky Situation at the Village Hall on Friday and Saturday, 5-6 October at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £7.50, concessions £7 from Melton 474437 or 07955 213327. Proceeds will go to the Matt Hampson Foundation.
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Melton Ramblers have a nine mile circular walk around Eydon in Northampshire on Saturday, 6 October. They're meeting at the Wilton Road Car Park in Melton, ready to drive out at 8.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. For details, phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Sage Cross Methodist Church and Community Centre in Melton is staging an arts, crafts and home produce fair on Saturday, 6 October from 10 am until 3 pm. Admission is free and refreshments including light lunches will be on sale. Proceeds to the Sage Cross development fund.
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A sale of new and pre-loved clothes, plus cakes, a tombola and raffle is being held at the Holwell Institute, Asfordby Hill on Saturday, 6 October from 10 am until 2 pm. Proceeds for cancer research. Details on 07952 347920.
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The Vale of Belvoir Machinery Group are holding a ploughing day at Langar on Saturday, 6 October. Full details on www.vobmg.org.uk
POSTPONED DUE TO HARD GROUND.
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The East Midlands Food and Drink Festival is taking place at Melton Cattle Market on Saturday and Sunday, 6-7 October with around 200 exhibitors, plus a food theatre, a kids’ zone, entertainment and other food-related attractions. Tickets are £6 on the gate or £5 in advance. See www.meltonmowbrayfoodfestival.co.uk for full details.
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Councillor Pru Chandler, Mayor of Melton, is holding her civic service at Bottesford Parish Church on Sunday, 7 October at 10.30 am. The service will be conducted by the Reverend David Payne and everyone is welcome to attend. There will be a collection whose proceeds will be split between Bottesford Parish Church and Muston Parish Church.
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Silver Sunday is a community event being held at The Friendly Bench, Granby Drive in Bottesford on Sunday, 7 October from 2 pm. You can enjoy an afternoon of friendship, live music from the instrumental group Motif and the Invoice Singing Group, plus a cup of tea. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
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The 24th Viking Challenge off-road cycling event across the Vale of Belvoir takes place on Sunday, 7 October. Entrants can ride 30 or 55 kilometres through the Vale of Belvoir, starting from Redmile School. For entry details see www.vikingchallenge.org.uk Proceeds of this year’s event will go to the charity Reach which supports people with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire.
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The 35th annual Vale of Belvoir Conker Championships take place on Sunday, 7 October from 2 pm on the Pingle, next to the Crown and Plough pub, at Long Clawson. There are open, junior and team competitions and entry is £5 per person, juniors £2. Proceeds will go to cancer research. Details on 07854 492629.
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Don Pritchett will give an illustrated talk about barn owls at a meeting of Melton Group of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust at the United Reformed Church in Melton on Monday, 8 October at 7.30 pm.
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Gianpiero Ferrari will present an illustrated talk entitled Long Wild Journey Down Under at a meeting of Asfordby Garden Club in the Bradgate Flats on Monday, 8 October at 7 pm.
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Lunchtime organ recitals are back at St Mary’s Church in Melton, following the refurbishment of the instrument and the first in the series is on Tuesday, 9 October at 1 pm. The organist will be Keith Morgan, a former director of music at the church. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be available. Admission is free but a collection will be taken for the organ fund.
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Linda Davey will give a talk entitled Tantalising Tea Tales to a meeting of the Vale of Belvoir U3A at Bottesford VC Hall on Tuesday, 9 October at 2 pm.
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Phil Gibson, from Loughborough, will give an illustrated talk entitled Coast To Coast, about his travels around the UK and Ireland in a living van. He’s speaking at a meeting of Melton Tractor Club at Melton Conservative Club on Tuesday, 9 October at 8 pm. The club welcomes new members. For details phone 07979 416886.
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Melton Borough Council is holding two workshops to enable business and community representatives to find out about a new scheme to create a brand identity for the Melton area and it raise its profile as a great place to live, work, visit or invest in. The workshops are taking place at Melton Cattle Market on Wednesday, 10 October from 6 until 7.30 pm and at Melton Borough Council’s Parkside Offices from 8 until 9.30 am on Tuesday, 30 October. To book a place phone Melton 502408.
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Kevin Winter will give a talk entitled The Battle Of East Stoke Field at Bottesford Local History Society's meeting in the Fuller Room at The Old School on Thursday, 11 October at 7.30 pm.
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Peter Liddle, former County Archaelogist for Leicestershire, will give an illustrated lecture entitled The Church: Parish Churches And Chapels at Melton Carnegie Museum on Friday, 12 October at 11 am. Admission is £6 including coffee and biscuits. Pre-booking is advisable - phone 0116 221 458 or 07758 194353.
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The Friends of St Mary’s Church at Bottesford are holding a quiz evening for teams of up to six people at Bottesford Bowls Club on Friday, 12 October at 7 for 7.30 pm. Entry is £7 per person, including a buffet supper. To book, phone 01949 842780.
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Bob Massey will give a talk entitled The Robins about the origins of postal services to Melton Mowbray Historical Society's meeting at Sage Cross Methodist Church on Friday, 12 October at 7.30 pm. New members are welcome. For details see www.meltonmowbrayhistorical.org.uk
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The 36th annual Upper Broughton Art Show takes place at the village hall on Saturday and Sunday, 13-14 October. Artists producing paintings, ceramics, sculptures, textiles and other media are welcome to showcase their work. There’s a preview evening with refreshments on Friday, 12 October at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £7.50. Full details on www.upperbroughtonartshow.org.uk
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Asfordby Village Hall has a 70s and 80s night on Friday, 12 October from 7.30 pm until late. Fancy dress is optional. Tickets are £5 from Melton 813392.
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Melton Ramblers have an eight mile circular walk around Gotham on Saturday, 13 October. They’re meeting at the Wilton Road car park in Melton, ready to drive out at 8.30 am. Newcomers are welcome and the walk will be followed by a pub lunch. Phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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All Saints’ Church in Asfordby is serving harvest lunches on Saturdays 13 and 20 October from 12 noon to 2 pm to raise money for church funds. They consist of main course, sweet, tea and coffee for £6.
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The Riding Lights Theatre Company presents Gospel Street - It's Good News at St Mary's Church in Bottesford on Saturday, 13 October at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £10, concessions £8 from 01949 843348 or see www.ridinglights.org/gospel
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Hey Dude is a 60s and 70s rock and pop music night at Nether Broughton Village Hall on Saturday, 13 October at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £15 including a two-course supper. Phone Melton 823077, 822699 or 822004.
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Bingham Branch of the NSPCC hold their annual quiz night at the WI Hall in Station Street on Saturday, 13 October. Tickets are £10 per person, including ploughman’s supper. To book, phone 01949 837133 or 875822.
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There's an open day at the Buckminster Bunker on Sunday, 14 October from 10 am until 4pm. Step back into the Cold War era with displays of artefacts and re-enactments. The meeting place is Buckminster Village Hall and a free shuttle bus will take visitors to the bunker. Light refreshments will be available.
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A sponsored dog walk in aid of Pablos Horse Sanctuary takes place on Sunday, 14 October, starting from the R & R Country Store, Thorpe Arnold at 11 am.  The route goes through Melton Country Park and all participating dogs will receive a doggie goodie bag. This is a family-friendly event. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. For details and sponsorship forms phone 0116 253 2064.
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Leicestershire County Council is holding drop-in events to enable everyone to find out detailed proposals on the Melton Mowbray Distributor Road Planning Application. They’re at Melton Borough Council’s Parkside Offices on Monday, 15 October and Friday, 19 October from 1.30 pm to 8.30 pm both days. Also on Saturday, 20 October from 10 am to 3.30 pm. Representatives from various organisations involved in the planning application will be attending to answer any questions.
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A service is being held at St Mary's Church in Melton to mark National Baby Loss Awareness Day on Monday, 15 October at 6.30 pm. This is a free event for all who have been affected by the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or neo-natal. It will close with the lighting of candles at 7 pm, linking in with the International Wave Of Light in which bereaved parents and support organisations all around the world take part.
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Philip Warren will give an illustrated talk about the paintings of the celebrated Melton artist John Ferneley at a meeting of Melton Friends of the Carnegie Museum on Tuesday, 16 October at 2.30 pm. Admission for non-members is £3. There's no need to book.
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Melton Carnegie Museum is organising half-term activities for children aged 3 to 11 on a Hallowe’en theme entitled Hubble Bubble from Tuesday to Saturday, 16-20 October. There are spooky craft activities and a betwitching museum trail. Most activities are free of charge but some involve a small charge for materials. The museum is open from 10 am until 4.30 pm. For more details phone 0116 3053860.
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Sam Dobson will give a talk about the life of Sir Malcolm Sargent to a meeting of Melton U 3 A (the University of the Third Age) in Melton Baptist Church on Thursday, 18 October at 10 am. New members are welcome. See www.u3ameltonmowbray.org.uk
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Peter Liddle, former County Archaelogist for Leicestershire, will give an illustrated lecture entitled The Church: Religious Houses at Melton Carnegie Museum on Friday, 19 October at 11 am. Admission is £6 including coffee and biscuits. Pre-booking is advisable - phone 0116 221 458 or 07758 194353.
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Melton Ramblers have a nine mile circular walk around Elton in Cambridgeshire on Saturday, 20 October. They’re meeting at the Wilton Road car park in Melton, ready to drive out at 8 am. Newcomers are welcome and the walk will be followed by a pub lunch. Phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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The Dalby Dollop Fun Run takes place on Sunday, 21 October, starting out from Vine Farm, Great Dalby at 11 am. Registration will be from 9.30 am and proceeds will go to St Swithun's Church. Details on Melton 569290or 07817 242196.
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There’s a lunchtime organ recital at St Mary’s Church in Melton on Tuesday, 23 October at 1 pm. The organist is Edgars Kuzinskis, director of music at Melton United Reformed Church. Admission is free, everyone is welcome and refreshments will be available. There will be a collection in aid of the newly-restored church organ.
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Marie-Claude Boury will give a talk entitled Twenty-Five Years in Mali at a meeting of Keyworth U3A (the University of the Third Age) at Keyworth Methodist Church in Selby Lane on Tuesday, 23 October at 2 pm. New members are welcome. To join, phone 0115 937 2898.
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Erika Humphries will give an illustrated talk about bees to Bingham and District Garden Club’s meeting at the WI Hall, Station Street, on Tuesday, 23 October at 7.30 pm. For details phone 01949 838782 or see www.binghamgardenclub.com
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Melton Musical Theatre Company are staging the musical thriller Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Melton Theatre from Wednesday to Saturday, 24-27 October with performances at 7.30 pm. There's also a 2.30 pm Saturday matinee. For tickets phone Melton 851111 or see www.meltontheatre.co.uk
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Daryl Garton will give an illustrated talk entitled Ice Age Journeys describing how archaeological finds offer clues to the early history of Melton. He's speaking at a meeting of Melton Fieldworkers at Melton Carnegie Museum on Wednesday, 24 October at 7 for 7.30 pm. Tickets are £5 and booking is advisable. Phone 0116 305 3860.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a six mile walk around Bleasby and Southwell on Wednesday, 24 October at 10 am. For more details, including meeting place, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Power Point is the topic for the evening at Melton Computer Club’s meeting at Melton Indoor Bowls Club on Wednesday, 24 October at 7.30 pm. New members are welcome.
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association has a guided eight-mile walk around Edwinstowe and Sherwood Forest including the Major Oak, on Thursday, 25 October. They’re meeting at Keyworth Square, ready to drive out at 9.30 am. To join in, phone 07986 614438 or 07866 755615.
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Peter Liddle, former County Archaelogist for Leicestershire, will give an illustrated lecture entitled Medieval Villages and Fields at Melton Carnegie Museum on Friday, 26 October at 11 am. Admission is £6 including coffee and biscuits. Pre-booking is advisable - phone 0116 221 458 or 07758 194353.
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There’s a fashion show at Gloucester House in Melton on Friday, 26 October at 7 pm. Models will be displaying the styles on the catwalk and you can browse through rails of clothes at bargain prices. Refreshments will be available. Entry is £3.50 and proceeds will go to Age UK. Details on Melton 410253.
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A prize bingo evening in aid of Pablo’s Horse Sanctuary is being staged at Scalford Village Hall on Friday, 26 October at 7.15 pm. Doors open at 7.15 pm. Full details on 07745 628684.
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Melton Ramblers have a 10 mile circular walk around Frisby-on-the-Wreake and Kirby Bellars on Saturday, 27 October. They’re meeting at the Wilton Road car park in Melton, ready to drive out at 8.30 am. Newcomers are welcome and the walk will be followed by a pub lunch. Phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Market Harborough and District Group of Diabetes UK are holding an autumn fayre at Market Harborough Parish Church (next to the Old Grammar School) on Saturday, 27 October from 9 am until 1 pm. There will be stalls with gifts, Christmas decorations and cards, a tombola, raffle and refreshments.
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A coffee and cake morning is being held at Melton Royal British Legion Club on Sunday, 27 October from 10 am until 2 pm. Proceeds will go to Camp Charnwood, a charity which provides an activity-filled residential holidays for children aged 7 to 16 who have Type 1 diabetes.
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The Hallowe’en themed fancy dress Witch’s Tea Party is being held on Saturday, 27 October from 12 noon until 4 pm at Asfordby Parish Hall. This is a family-friendly event featuring various games and stalls. It also includes the Devil’s Chase Fancy Dress run of 2, 3 or 6 miles, staged in conjunction with Melton Running Club and all proceeds will be split between several local charities.
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Hickling Village Hall has a jumble sale on Saturday, 27 October at 2 pm. Stalls include household goods, books and bric-a-brac, and refreshments will be on sale. Entry is 30p. Proceeds for village hall funds.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a nine mile walk around Hathersage, Stanage Edge and Higger Tor in Derbyshire on Sunday, 28 October at 10 am. For more details, including meeting place, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Melton Mowbray Town Estate is holding its annual hallowe'en bonfire party on Wednesday, 31 October in the Play Close. Gates open at 6 pm, the bonfire is lit at 6.30 and fireworks at 7.30 pm. Admission is £2. Details on Melton 564559.
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The Friends of Longfield Academy in Melton are holding their fireworks display on Thursday, 1 November. Gates open at 6 pm and the display is at 7. Food and drinks will on sale and there’s a tombola and raffle. Entry is £2.50 for adults, children £1.50. Details on Melton 561234.
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Whissendine Primary School Parents Association is staging a bonfire and firework spectacular at Whissendine Sports Club on Friday, 2 November. Gates open at 6 pm, the bonfire will be lit at 6.15 and the fireworks are at 7.15 pm. Refreshments will be available. Entry is £5 on the gate.
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A quiz for teams of four or six people is being held at Holwell Institute, Asfordby Hill on Friday, 2 November at 7.30 pm. The quiz-master is Richard Angrave. Entry is £5 per person including a light supper. To book phone Melton 569493. Proceeds in aid of St Bartholemew’s Church, Welby.
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Andrew Appleton will present two masterclasses in Lightroom and Photoshop techniques at Melton Mowbray Photographic Society meetings on Fridays, 2 and 9 November at 7.15 pm. The group meets at the Samworth Centre in Burton Street and new members are welcome. See www.meltonmowbrayphotographic.co.uk for details.
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The Granby and Sutton Singers are giving a World War One commemoration concert entitled Poppies and Peace with audience participation at Orston Village Hall on Friday, 2 November and at Granby Village Hall on Saturday, 3 November at 7.30 pm Tickets are £5 with proceeds going to the Poppy Appeal. Details on 01949 850940 or 01949 861446.
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There’s a craft fair at Rearsby Village Hall on Saturday, 3 November from 11 am to 3 pm. It features lots of stalls with Christmas gifts and refreshments will be served all day. Entry is £1. All proceeds to St Michael and All Angels Church, Rearsby.
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Bingham Musical Theatre Company are staging a commemorate performance of a one-act play entitled The Suicide Club based on the diaries of a World War One soldier David Polley and written by Darren Rawnsley and Alan C Mott. There are performances at 3 pm and 7.30 pm on Saturday, 3 November at Bingham Methodist Church. Tickets are £10, concessions £5 from binghammusicaltheatrecompany.co.uk
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The Enchanted Faery Ball 2018 will be held at Melton Market Tavern on Saturday, 3 November from 7.30 pm. Proceeds will go to charity. Details on www.enchantedfaeryball.co.uk
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A craft fair is being staged at the RAFA Club in Asfordby Road, Melton, on Sunday, 4 November from 12 noon until 4 pm with a range of crafts plus a cake stall. For details or to book a stall, phone Melton 565176.
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The Scalford Fireworks Party is on Monday, 5 November at the King’s Arms. Gates open at 6.30 pm, the bonfire is lit at 7 and the fireworks display is at 7.30. Entry is £5 for adults, £2 for children and a family ticket is £15. Food will be on sale. All proceeds go to Scalford Village Hall. Details on Melton 444229.
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Twyford Recreation Ground is staging a bonfire and fireworks display on Monday, 5 November at 7 pm. There will be a barbeque and drinks on sale. Entry is £5 adults, juniors £3 on the gate. Proceeds go towards the upkeep and improvements to the recreation ground. Please do not bring your own fireworks, not even sparklers.
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A charity Ceilidh is taking place at Orston Village Hall on Friday, 9 November with music by Charlie’s Ceildh Band. Tickets are £6. Catriona Laverty and Honor Harris are raising money so they can travel to Sri Lanka to do volunteering work. For details phone Melton 822087.
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Magic Lantern Tales is an evening of words, stories and magic lantern adventures at Wymondham Village Hall on Friday, 9 November. It follows the stories of World War One soldiers ho survived the conflict and it’s presented by poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan and documentary photographer Ian Beesley. Details on 01572 787247 or 07792 756511,
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Julie Ede will give a talk entitled Queen Eleanor of Castile about the wife of King Edward I to Melton Mowbray Historical Society's meeting at Sage Cross Methodist Church on Friday, 9 November at 7.30 pm. New members are welcome. For details see www.meltonmowbrayhistorical.org.uk
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There’s a lunchtime organ recital at St Mary’s Church in Melton on Tuesday, 13 November at 1 pm. The organist is Ron Berry, organist at St Luke’s Church, Thurnby. Admission is free, everyone is welcome and refreshments will be available. There will be a collection in aid of the newly-restored church organ.
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Radcliffe-on-Trent Drama Group presents Spirit Level, a comedy by Pam Valentine, at the Grange Hall from Tuesday to Saturday 13-17 November at 7.30 pm. For full details and to book tickets phone 0115 933 2906 or see www.radcliffe-on-trentdramagroup.co.uk
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Arthur Payne is re-running his popular series illustrated talks entitled Melton Mowbray Now And Then featuring photographs of the town taken up to 150 years ago and comparing them with the same scenes today. He will present Part 1 at Melton Carnegie Museum on Wednesday, 14 November at 7 for 7.30 pm. Admission is £4 and pre-booking is essential on 0116 305 3860.
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Caroline Webb will give Melton U3A (the University of the Third Age) a talk about Storehouse which offers food, clothing, bedding, baby equipment and other household to people in immediate need. She's speaking at the group's meeting in Melton Baptist Church on Thursday, 15 November at 10 am. New members are welcome. See www.u3ameltonmowbray.org.uk
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The 20th annual Long Clawson Artisan Food and Gift Fayre takes place in the village hall on Saturday, 17 November from 10 am.
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Bingham and District Choral Society’s autumn concert is on the theme of the centenary of the Armistice and it’s taking place on Saturday, 17 November at 7.30 pm at St Mary’s Church in Radcliffe-on-Trent. Tickets are available from 0115 878642 or from Bingham Library. Full details on www.binghamchoral.org.uk
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ChocFest is a national celebration of all things chocolate, including talks, demonstrations, tastings and workshops, being held at Melton Cattle Market on Saturday and Sunday, 17-18 November from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is £5, under 16s go in free. Details on www.ukchocfest.com
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Judy Colby will give an illustrated talk entitled The Wardrobe Mistress’ Tale about her experiences in costuming dramatic productions. She’s speaking at a meeting of Bingham U3A, the University Of The Third Age, at Bingham Methodist Centre on Wednesday, 21 November at 2 pm. To join, phone 01949 875406.
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Bill Allsop presents inspiring images of the British Landscape at Melton Mowbray Photographic Society’s meeting on Friday, 23 November at 7.15 pm. The group meets at the Samworth Centre in Burton Street and new members are welcome. See
www.meltonmowbrayphotographic.co.uk for details.
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A music event with live DJs and live music is taking place at the Hamilton Tennis Club in Melton on Friday, 23 November. Details from 07488 327334. Proceeds for cancer research.
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The Melton Space community workshop at the Melton Country Park Café has an open day on Sunday, November 25 from 10 am until 4 pm. There will be woodwork, electronics, 3D printing and work with textiles. Bring a broken item and see if it can be repaired. Details on Melton 562112 or see www.meltonspace.org.uk
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Melton Mowbray Photographic Society’s meeting on Friday, 30 November consists of a practical evening when members can practice and learn new skills. The group meets at the Samworth Centre in Burton Street at 7.15 pm and new members are welcome. See www.meltonmowbrayphotographic.co.uk for details.
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St Mary’s Church in Melton is holding its 16th Christmas Tree Festival from Friday, November 30 until Tuesday, 4 December, open from 9 am daily. It’s the largest one in the country, showcasing around 1,300 magical Christmas trees. Refreshments will be served in the church. Admission £2, children go in free. Details on Melton 562217.
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Melton Christmas Lights Switch-on will be at 6.45 pm on Friday, 30 November. There will be live music from 10 am onwards, and the event is followed on Saturday and Sunday by the Victorian Christmas Fair.
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Bingham Christmas Market is in the Market Square on Friday, 30 November from 5 pm with stalls, food, entertainment, fairground rides and Santa Claus. Local shops will be open late and the festive fun continues until 9 pm. Details on 01949 831445.
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Melton's Sage Cross Methodist Church is staging its Festival Of Cribs on Saturday and Sunday, 1-2 December from 10 am. More than 100 nativity cribs from all over the world will be on display. Entry is £2. Hot and cold food will be served all day. Details on Melton 851633.
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Trevonne Productions present their 40th annual pantomime, Dick Whittington at Melton Theatre from Saturday, 1 December to Saturday, 8 December. For performance times and prices phone Melton 851111 or see www.meltontheatre.co.uk
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The Neon Theatre Company, consisting of Brooksby Melton College students, present Aladdin, a pantomime for all the family, at Melton Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday, 12-13 December at 7 pm. Tickets are £7, concessions £4 from Melton 851111 or see
www.meltontheatre.co.uk
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Melton Rotary Santa Fun Run takes place in Melton Country Park on Sunday, 9 December. Registration is at 9.30 am and the run starts at 10. For information phone Melton 572217 or see www.meltonsantafunrun.co.uk
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Malcolm Darroch will give a talk entitled When the 'Chute Went Up about pioneer parachutist Dolly Shepherd to Melton Mowbray Historical Society's meeting at Sage Cross Methodist Church on Friday, 14 December at 7.30 pm. New members are welcome. For details see www.meltonmowbrayhistorical.org.uk
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Melton Mowbray Art Group are staging an exhibition in the gallery at Melton Library until 10 December. It's an opportunity to view and purchase works by talented local artists.
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The grand final of the ninth annual Vale’s Got Talent competition organised by the Vale of Belvoir Rotary Club is at Cotgrave Welfare on 15 December. For details of audience tickets phone 0115 933 4004 or 01949 861770.
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