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There’s a showing of the film The Best Time Of Our Lives starring Pauline Collins and Joan Collins in the Centenary Lounge at Keyworth Village Hall on Monday, 15 January at 1.45 for 2 pm. It’s organised by Feelgood Films and entry is by donation (minimum £3.50). Refreshments £1. Everyone is welcome. Phone 0115 937 3849 or 0115 937 3336.
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The Prince’s Trust Team Programme is recruiting new participants for the 12-week course which enables young people to improve their confidence and gain new skills and qualifications to help them towards employment – while having fun. Information will be available at an open day being held at Phoenix House in Nottingham Road, Melton, on Tuesday, 16 January from 10 am until 2.30 pm. Details on 07740 419303 or 07887 480885.
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Melton Parkinson’s Support Group and friends will attempt to row 26 miles – the equivalent of crossing the English Channel – using two rowing machines at the Waterfield Leisure Centre in Melton on Tuesday, 16 January starting at 10.30 am. Sponsorship money raised will go towards research into a cure for the condition. This is a fun event with additional fundraising activities and attractions all day. Details on Melton 563550.

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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a seven mile walk around Ab Kettleby, Saxelbye, Grimston and Wartnaby on Wednesday, 17 January at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome. To join in, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Dr Rowena Edlin-White will give a talk about Grace’s Diary, about the life an aspirations of a young teacher in late Victorian Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. She’s speaking at a meeting of Bingham U3A, the University of the Third Age, at  Bingham Methodist Centre on Wednesday, 17 January at 2 pm.
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Peter Liddle, retired Leicestershire County Archaeologist, will give an illustrated talk entitled Medieval Manor Houses of Leicestershire at an evening organised by Melton Fieldworkers at Melton Carnegie Museum on Wednesday, 17 January at 7 for 7.30 pm. Entry is £5, bookings on 0116 305 3860.
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Leicester Cathedral Revealed – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is the title of an illustrated talk being given by the Dean of Leicester, David Montieth, at a meeting of Hoby and District Local History Society at Hoby Village Hall on Wednesday, 17 January at 7.30 pm. Non-members are welcome, entry is £2.

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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have an eight mile circular guided walk around Cossington and Watermead Park on Thursday, 18 January 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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Melton U3A (the University of the Third Age) is holding a Meet The Groups event on Thursday, 18 January from 10 am to 11 am at Melton Baptist Church. This open morning is to enable prospective members to find out more about the organisation and its varied activities for retired or semi-retired people. Details on www.u3amelton-mowbray.org.uk
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Best Of 52 is a presentation by Keyworth Camera Club members at the group’s meeting in Keyworth Parish Church Hall on Thursday, 18 January at 7.45 pm. It will showcase pictures posted each week to a Facebook page to illustrate a poem. Visitors are welcome. Entry is £3.
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Freelance journalist and magazine photographer Andrew James will give an illustrated talk entitled Creative Composition Made Easy at Melton Mowbray Photographic Society’s meeting in the Samworth Centre on Friday, 19 January at 7.15 pm. Newcomers are welcome. See www.meltonphotographic.co.uk  for information.
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Melton Ramblers have an eight mile circular walk around Waltham-on-the-Wolds on Saturday, 20 January starting at 8.30 am. The walk includes a picnic lunch. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Eastwell Village Hall is holding a pub quiz for teams of up to six people on Saturday, 20 January at 7 pm. Entry is £5 per person, under 16s £2 and supper is included. There’d a licensed bar. To book your team, phone 01949 861836.
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Bingham Choral Society are staging a musical evening consisting of the final of their competition for young classical musicians at Bingham Parish Church on Saturday, 20 January at 7.30 pm. There are six finalists and the winner will receive a bursary and prize. For details see www.binghamchoral.org.uk
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CHANGE OF DATE AND VENUE – Memories For Moore a charity auction night originally planned for Saturday, 20 January has been rescheduled. SEE SAVE THE DATE SECTION BELOW…
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Bingham Ramblers have a six mile walk around Cotgrave including part of the Grantham Canal towpath on Sunday, 21 January. They’re setting out from the main car park in Bingham at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 01949 877833 or 838698.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have an eight mile walk around Wirksworth and Alport Height in Derbyshire on Saturday, 21 January at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome. To join in, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Time Together in Bingham Parish Church is on Sunday, 21 January at 4 pm consisting of family fun on the theme Daniel In The Lions’ Den. It includes music, refreshments, arts and crafts activities and praise.
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Melton Mowbray Young Farmers Club are holding a Winter Warmers bingo evening at Scalford Village Hall on Tuesday, 23 January to raise money for charity and for club funds. Eyes down at 7 pm. Tickets are £10 including the bingo, food and a drink. Details on 07530 325789 or 07791 877359.
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have an eight mile circular guided walk in Derbyshire, taking in Stanton-by-Dale, Ockbrook Wood and Ockbrook on Thursday, 25 January meeting at Keyworth Square, ready to drive out at 9.30 am. To join in, phone 0115 937 3537.
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There’s a book stall at Keyworth Parish Church on Thursday, 25 January from 10.30 am until 2 pm. Refreshments and home-made cards will also be on sale, plus craft items in aid of the Wells For Africa Appeal.
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Year 13 students at Melton Vale Sixth Form College (MV16) are staging their performance of Boogie Nights – The 70s Musical  on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 25-27 January at 7.30 pm. The hilarious and heart-warming story is accompanied by some of the greatest disco classics. Tickets are £6.50, concessions £5 from the college reception or phone Melton 504750.
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A volunteer recruitment day is being held at Dove Cottage Day Hospice in Canal Lane, Stathern on Friday, 26 January at 2 pm. For details phone 01949 860303 or see www.dovecottage.org
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Melton Ramblers have an eight mile circular walk around Woodhouse Eaves on Saturday, 27 January starting from the village hall car park at 8.30 am. The walk is followed by a pub lunch. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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There’s a mini-market at Keyworth Methodist Church in Selby Lane on Saturday, 27 January with home baking, bric-a-brac, nearly-new, and card stalls. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds to Keyworth Choir. Details on 07771 852 230.
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Churches Together in Bingham are holding a quiz for teams of 4-6 people on Saturday, 27 January at 7 for 7.30 pm in the Methodist Centre, Needham Street. There is a bring and share supper and admission is £3. Proceeds will go to the Rosie May Foundation project to fund a transport vehicle for girls and women in Nepal. Everyone is welcome, phone 01949 836093 for details.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have an eight mile walk around Newstead Abbey including the Byron Walk, on Saturday, 28 January at 10 am. Newcomers are welcome. To join in, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Melton Borough Council is holding a community forum so local residents, businesses and organisations put questions to Councillors about issues of concern. It's at the Council’s Parkside Offices on Tuesday, 30 January at 6 pm. To submit a question, go to www.melton.gov.uk/communityforum
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Harby Harlequins are staging their 20th annual pantomime Aladdin at Harby Village Hall from Wednesday, 31 January until Saturday, 3 February. For details phone 01949 861409 or 01949 861747.
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Melton Friends of the RAINBOWS Children’s Hospice are holding a quiz for teams of four people at Melton Royal British Legion Club on Friday, 2 February at 7 for 7.30 pm. The quiz-master is Richard Angrave. Tickets are £8 per person which includes a supper. Do not bring your own drinks as there will be a bar. To book your team, phone 01476 860266.
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Whissendine Stars present their pantomime Aladdin at the Village Hall on Friday and Saturday, 2 and 3 February at 7.30 pm. Doors open at 7 pm.  There’s also a 2.30 Saturday matinee. Tickets are £6, concessions £5 from Whissendine village shop or phone Melton 474964.
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The Misuida Academy of Dance present their fairytale show Once Upon A Time at Melton Theatre on Saturday, 3 February with performances at 1 pm and 6 pm. For ticket details phone Melton 851111 or see www.meltontheatre.co.uk
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Radcliffe-on-Trent Male Voice Choir are in concert at Bingham Methodist Centre on Saturday, 3 February at 7.30 pm. The concert is part of the choir’s bi-centenary celebrations. Tickets are £8 including refreshments. Phone 0115 933 2874.
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Rosie Collin will give a talk about the work of the Radcliffe World War One Group at a meeting of Bingham Heritage Trails Association at Bingham Methodist Centre in Needham Street on Thursday, 8 February at 7.30 pm. Visitors are welcome. For details phone 01949 876635.
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A jumble sale will be held at Hickling Village Hall on Saturday, 17 February at 2 pm. Stalls include clothes, household goods, toys, bric-a-brac and books, and refreshments will be available. Entry is 30p and proceeds will go to St Luke’s Church funds.
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Burton Lazars Village Hall is holding a Valentines Disco on Saturday, 17 February from 7.30 pm to midnight. Food and drinks will be available. Tickets are £8.50 from Melton 560257. Proceeds will go to village hall funds.
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Toothill Extra are holding creative workshops for adults at Toothill School in Bingham on Monday, 19 February from 9.30 am until 3.3 pm. There’s watercolour painting presented by Newark artist Lynne Whitfield and jewellery making with City and Guilds qualified designer Suzanne Mallabone. There are also creative activities including art and cookery for children and families. For details phone 01949 863044 or see toothillextra.co.uk
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Radcliffe-on-Trent Drama Group are staging Sue Townsend’s comedy play Groping For Words at the Grange Hall from Tuesday, 20 February until Saturday, 24 February. Tickets are £9. For details phone 0115 933 2906 or see
www.radcliffe-on-trentdramagroup.co.uk
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SAVE THE DATE - MORE EVENTS IN 2018 

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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RESCHEDULED EVENT - Memories For Moore, a charity auction night to raise money in support of local cancer sufferer Nick Moore and LOROS, the Leicestershire Hospice will now take place at Melton Royal British Legion Club on Friday, 16 March, starting at 8 pm. There will be live music by Howard Rose, the Mixtapes and John Barry, and a buffet is included in the ticket price of £10. For tickets see Memories For Moore on Facebook or phone 07507 421590.
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An auction and tabletop sale is being held at Dove Cottage Day Hospice in Canal Lane, Stathern on Saturday, 17 March from 12 noon until 4 pm. For details phone 01949 860303 or see www.dovecottage.org
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The 14th annual Rutland – Melton Cicle Classic road race takes place on Sunday, 22 April, starting in Oakham Market Place and finishing in Melton Market Place, via Rutland Water and the villages. Details on cicleclassic.co.uk
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The Artisan Cheese Fair is in the Exhibition Halls at Melton Livestock Market on Saturday and Sunday, 5-6 May from 10 am until 4 pm. More than 70 cheesemakers will showcase a total of more than 300 cheeses. Details on 07894 229499.
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The Nottinghamshire Show is at the Newark Showground on Saturday and Sunday, 12-13 May. Details on 01636 705796 or see
www.nottinghamshirecountyshow.com
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The Rutland County Show is on the Oakham Showground on Sunday, 3 June. Details on 01572 757110 or see
www.rutlandcountyshow.com
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The Hosenbury family-friendly music festival is at Hose from Friday to Sunday 6-8 July with tribute acts and local bands. Details on 01949 861814 or 01949 861383.
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The Great Rempstone Steam and Country Show is at Turnpost Farm, Wymeswold on Saturday and Sunday, 14-15 July. For details see
www.rempostonesteam.org
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The Dogs Trust Loughborough holds its summer fun day at Turnpost Farm, Wymeswold on Sunday, 29 July. Details on 01509 880070.
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The Leicestershire County Show is on Airfield Farm, Market Harborough on Saturday and Sunday, 25-26 August. For details see
www.leicestershirecountyshow.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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