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An exhibition of photographs of Old Melton is being staged at Melton Carnegie Museum until 7 July. The pictures show businesses which used to trade in the town, community events, everyday life and buildings which are no longer there. The museum is open daily from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am until 4.30 pm and admission is free.
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The Bingham Musical Fortnight takes place at the Methodist Centre in Needham Street from Friday, 1 June until Saturday 16 June with a a concert, recital, film, dance display or other music-based activity each day. There's no entry fee but donations towards the costs of running the events will be appreciated and profits will go to the Rosie May Foundation.
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Aslockton Food and Drink Festival is at the Thomas Cranmer Centre on Saturday, 2 June from 10 am until 4 pm. More than a dozen local food producers are taking part and admission is free. Details on 01949 850384.
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The Muso Jumble Sale takes place at Manor Farm, Brookside in Rearsby on Saturday and Sunday, 2-3 June from 10 am until 4 pm. It will feature musical instruments and accessories, amplifiers, studio equipment, records and memorabilia. For information phone 07703 648007.
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Melton Mowbray Model Engineering Society are holding an open weekend on Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 3 June at the Whissendine Sports Club Ground. There will be more than 30 miniature steam road vehicles on show and demonstration, plus rides on the miniature railway, arts and crafts, and refreshments. Parades will be staged through the village around lunchtime both days. Admission is free and proceeds will go to LOROS, the Leicestershire Hospice.
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Melton Ramblers have a five mile circular walk around Hungarton, Leicestershire, on Sunday, 3 June. They’re meeting at the Wilton Road car park in Melton, ready to drive out at 9.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. To join in phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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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 Helping Hands Hedghog Project is holding Help A Hedgehog Day on Sunday, 3 June from 11 am until 4 pm at 5 Barkby Road, Queniborough. There will be stalls, a raffle, tombola and teas.
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The Women’s And Juniors CICLE Classic 110 Km races take place on Sunday, 3 June, starting and finishing in Melton Town Centre – juniors start at 9.30 am, finishing around 12.30 pm. Women start at 4 pm, finishing around 5.15 pm. Details on 01572 787726 or 07979 856262 or see www.cicleclassic.co.uk
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The gardens of 5 Burton Lane in Whatton-on-the-Vale are open on Sunday, 3 June from 1.30 until 5 pm. Admission is £3.50, accompanied children go in free. Proceeds will go to the Proceeds will go to the National Gardens Scheme which supports nine national charities. Details on
www.ngs.org.uk

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The Vale of Belvoir Rotary Club is holding an afternoon tea in the gardens of Sedum House, Church Street in Granby on Sunday, 3 June. There's fun for all the family with a bouncy castle, games and stalls. Tea and cakes are £5 per person, £1 for children. Proceeds will go to the Rotary international campaign to wipe out polio.
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Melton Mowbray Town Estate presents its summer series of free concerts at the bandstand in the New Park. The Melton Band will perform at the opening concert on Sunday, 3 June from 2.45 pm. Some seating is available but you can bring your own and refreshments will be on sale.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a five mile evening stroll around Harlaxton and Denton on Tuesday, 5 June. For details of how to join, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Melton Ramblers have a five mile circular walk around Gaddesby on Wednesday, 6 June. They’re meeting at the Wilton Road Car Park in Melton, ready to drive out at 6.30 pm. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Welcome To Our Garden is the title of a floral demonstration being presented by Margaret Cooper and June Allsopp at St Mary’s Church in Melton on Wednesday, 6 June at 7.30 pm. The event is organised by St Mary’s Flower Guild and admission is £5, including refreshments.
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a choice of guided walks on Thursday, 7 June and newcomers are welcome. There’s a strenuous nine mile walk around Youlgreave – the meeting place is Keyworth Square at 9 am. Phone 07950 274014 for details. The other is seven miles around Blidworth, meeting at 9.30 am. Phone 07880 660279.
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Keyworth Rotary Club are staging a community clean up and litter pick on Thursday, 7 June. They’re meeting at the village hall car park at 10 am. Volunteers are welcome to join in and equipment is provided.
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A coffee morning in memory of June Roper takes place at the Hamilton Tennis Club in Melton on Friday, 8 June. Proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
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The Mayor of Melton’s charity quiz for teams of four people is taking place at Melton Borough Council offices on Friday, 8 June at 7.30 pm. The quiz-master is Richard Angrave. Entry is £10 per person, including a fish and chip supper. Bring your own drinks and glasses. To book phone Melton 569493.
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A quiz for teams of up to five people is being held at Melton Royal British Legion Club on Friday, 8 June at 8 pm. Entry is  £5 per person, children £2. Proceeds for the Guerkha Welfare Trust and OXFAM. To book, phone 07930 825347.
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Melton Group of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust is organising an evening of badger watching at Holwell Nature Reserves on Friday, 8 June starting at 8 pm. Also on 15, 22 and 29 June. The cost is £5 per person and booking is essential – phone 0116 271 9203.
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Bingham Town Fair is on Saturday, 9 June from 10 am until 5 pm. There will be family fun with live entertainment, stalls, a fun fair, dancing and refreshments.
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Allington Church holds a flower and craft festival on Saturday and Sunday, 9 and 10 June from 10 am until 4.30 pm. There will be stalls with crafts, cakes, plants and a raffle and tombola, and refreshments will be available. Songs of Praise will round off the festival on Sunday at 5 pm.
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Jurassic June is the theme of the Saturday activities morning at St Mary’s Church in Melton on 9 June from 10.30 am until 12 noon. There are activities for people of all ages from trips up the tower (weather permitting) to arts and crafts, games, a quiz and face painting. You can come dressed as a dinosaur. Refreshments are provided, everyone is welcome and there is no charge. The morning ends with a short act of worship.
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The gardens of Goadby Marwood Hall are open on Saturday, 9 June from 10.30 am until 5 pm in aid of the National Gardens Scheme which supports several national charities. Admission is £5, accompanied children go in free. Light refreshments will be served in the village hall. Full details on www.ngs.org.uk
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St Bartholemew’s Church at Welby, off Nottingham Road in Melton, is holding a floral celebration on the theme More Tea Vicar? It’s on Saturday and Sunday, 9 and 10 June from 10 am until 4 pm and the arrangements include a selection of quirky teapots. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.
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Whissendine Primary School is holding its summer fayre with games, stalls, a barbeque and family attractions on Saturday, 9 June from 12 noon until 2 pm.
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Cream teas are being served at Long Clawson Church on Saturdays 9 and 23 June from 2.30 pm in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
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The Stapleford Miniature Railway open weekend is on Saturday and Sunday, 9-10 June from 10 am. As well as the railway itself, there will be traction engines, fairground organs, vintage vehicles, trade stands and an old time fairground. For entry prices and full details see www.fsmr.org.uk or phone Melton 851614.
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Keyworth Dramatic Society present the murder mystery Who Killed The Director at Keyworth Village Hall on Saturday, 9 June at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £5 from 0115 937 3102.
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Summer Fantasie is a concert of classical and light music being given at St Mary’s Church, Plumtree, on Saturday, 9 June at 7.30 pm. The performers are Blackwood Clarinets and guest flute soloist Laura Smart. Tickets including light refreshments  are £10 and are available from 0115 937 4465 or 0115 941 0543  or on the door.

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The Edwardians are holding a reunion lunch for former students of the King Edward VII School in Melton, including its time as a Grammar School and later an Upper School. It’s at Burton Lazars Village Hall on Saturday, 9 June from 12 noon. Those attending are welcome to bring partners, whether or not they were King Edward students too. The cost is £10 per person. To book, phone Melton 566098.
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Bingham Ramblers have a seven mile walk around Cresswell Craggs and the Welbeck Estate on Sunday, 10 June. They’re meeting in the main car park at Bingham, ready to drive out at 9.30 am. To join in, phone 01949 877833 or 836698.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have an eight mile walk around Scalford on Sunday, 10 June. For details of how to join, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Open Farm Sunday is on 10 June with several local farms taking part and admission is free. Food and other items will be on sale at some venues. Brooksby Melton College’s Brooksby campus will be open from 10 am until 3 pm with tractor and trailer rides, falconry, wood crafts, a barbeque and plant sales. Phone Melton 855432 for details. Northfield Farm, Cold Overton is open from 11 am to 3 pm, phone Melton 474271. March House Farm, Great Dalby is open from 10 am until 4 pm. Phone Melton 563919. Hawley Fields Farm, Seagrave, is open from 11 am until 3 pm, phone 01509 812004. Home Farm, Screveton is open from 10 am until 4 pm. Phone 07855 252151.
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Four local gardens are open on Sunday, 10 June in aid of the National Gardens Scheme which supports several national charities. Crossfell House in Nether End, Great Dalby will be open from 11 am until 5 pm. Home-made teas are available and you can bring your own picnic. The Honeytrees Tropical Garden in Grantham Road, Bottesford is open from 10 am until 5 pm. Ridgewold farm in Burton Lane, Wymeswold is open from 12 noon until 4 pm and Sedgebrook Manor is open from 1 until 5 pm. Full details on www.ngs.org.uk
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The annual parachuting teddies event takes place from the tower of Bingham Parish Church on Sunday, 10 June at 2.30 pm with registration from 2 pm. Entry fee for each brave teddy is £1 and proceeds go to a charity for families affected by war injuries. There are prizes for the furtherest travelled and best dressed teddies.
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Melton Mowbray Town Estate presents its summer series of free concerts at the bandstand in the New Park. Ibstock Brick Brass Band will perform on Sunday, 10 June from 2.45 pm. Some seating is available but you can bring your own and refreshments will be on sale. Future dates: 17 June - Syston Band; 24 June - Rutland Concert Band; 1 July - Wigston Band; 8 July - Stamford Stompers; 15 July - Harborough Band; 22 July - Kibworth Band; 29 July - Croft Silver Band; 5 August - Ratby Midland Band; 12 August - Nottingham Concert Band; 19 August - Enderby Band; 26 August - Springfield Jazz Ensemble Quartet.
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Singalong on Sunday takes place at Melton Baptist Church on Sunday, 10 June at 3 pm. Join in with songs from the past led by musicians. Tea and cakes will be served. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge. For details phone Melton 560961.
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Lynne Sharpe from Earl Shilton will present a demonstration entitled Garden Magic at South Notts Flower Club’s meeting at the Burnside Hall, Plumtree, on Monday, 11 June at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £6 for visitors, available from 0115 923 2615 or 0115 846 5196.
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John Stirland will give a humorous insight into his life in horticulture, including working on BBC TV and radio and attending college with Alan Titchmarsh. John is speaking at Keyworth District Gardening Association’s meeting in the Centenary Lounge at Keyworth Village Hall on Monday, 11 June at 7.30 pm. Admission is £3 for non-members.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a five mile evening stroll around Lowdham on Wednesday, 13 June. For details of how to join, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Melton Ramblers have a five mile circular walk around Queniborough on Wednesday, 13 June. They’re meeting at the Wilton Road Car Park in Melton, ready to drive out at 6.30 pm. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a choice of guided walks on Thursday, 14 June and newcomers are welcome. There’s a hilly 10 mile walk in the Staffordshire Peak District – the meeting place is Keyworth Square at 9 am. Phone 07949 109208 for details. The other is seven miles around Old Dalby, Grimston and Ragdale, meeting at 9.30 am. Phone 07954 952233.
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The Mosaic Octet present a summer concert at Long Clawson Parish Church on Friday, 15 June at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £8. Phone Melton 822673 or 07866 099850. Proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
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Radcliffe-on-Trent Male Voice Choir are giving a concert at St Mary’s Church in Radcliffe on Saturday, 16 June at 7 pm. They will be joined by guests from Romsey Male Voice Choir. Tickets are available from the Pen2Paper shop in Radcliffe or see www.radcliffeontrentmvc.org
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There’s a quiz night for teams of four to six people at Scalford Village Hall on Saturday, 16 June at 7 for 7.30 pm. Entry is £7.50 per person, including a hot supper. Bring your own drinks and glasses. To book phone Melton 444429. Proceeds will go to Scalford Pre-school.
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The choir Raised In Song is celebrating 100 years of popular music with a concert at Long Clawson Village Hall on Saturday, 16 June at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £10, concessions £7 from 0115 981 0975 or see www.raisedinsong.co.uk
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The Helix Ensemble directed by Dan Watson will be in concert at Bingham Parish Church on Saturday, 16 June at 7.30 pm, an event organised by the Bingham Community Arts Committee. The programme includes works by Mozart, Beethoven and 20th century composers. Tickets are available in advance for £10 from 01949 876147 or £12 on the door. Accompanied children go in free.
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Melton Vineyard Church is holding a charity auction at The Cove Community Centre, Sysonby Street on Saturday, 16 June at 7.30 pm in aid of the Honduras Project to help hungry and homeless people. Tickets are £3 including light refreshments. Bring your own drinks. Full details on www.meltonvineyard.org.uk

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Melton Ramblers have a six mile circular walk around Somerby on Sunday, 17 June. They’re meeting at the Wilton Road Car Park in Melton, ready to drive out at 9 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have an eight mile walk around Scalford on Sunday, 17 June. For details of how to join, phone 01949 836042 or see
www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Time Together For Families celebrates Fathers’ Day on Sunday, 17 June at Bingham Parish Church at 10 am. There will be a special service followed by coffee and bacon butties in the Old Church House.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a five mile evening stroll from Branston to Croxton Kerrial on Tuesday, 19 June. For details of how to join, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Steve Lovell will give an illustrated talk entitled Native Plants Of Britain – Their History And Folklore at a meeting of Bingham U3A, the University Of The Third Age, at Bingham Methodist Centre in Needham Street on Wednesday, 20 June at 2 pm. New members are welcome. For details phone 01949 875406.
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Melton Ramblers have a five mile circular walk around Wymeswold on Wednesday, 20 June. They’re meeting at the Wilton Road Car Park in Melton, ready to drive out at 6.30 pm. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a nine mile guided walk around Foxton Locks on Thursday, 21 June and newcomers are welcome. The meeting place is Keyworth Square at 9.30 am. Phone 07954 952233.
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Melton Ramblers have an 11 mile circular walk around Pytchley in Northamptonshire on Saturday, 23 June. They’re meeting at the Wilton Road Car Park in Melton, ready to drive out at 8.30 am. Newcomers are welcome. Phone 07969 669230 or see www.meltonramblers.org.uk
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The Friends of St Catherine's (FOSC) at Houghton-on-the-Hill are holding a tabletop sale at the village hall on Saturday, 23 June. Money raised will go towards the upkeep of the church building.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a six mile walk from Barnstone to Colston Bassett on Sunday, 24 June. For details of how to join, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Bingham Ramblers have a seven mile walk around Bunny and East Leake on Sunday, 24 June. They’re meeting in the main car park at Bingham, ready to drive out at 10 am. To join in, phone 01949 877833 or 836698.
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Paint The Town Red is a family event taking place in Melton Town Centre on Sunday, 24 June from 10 am until 4 pm. Attractions include a fun dog show, a children’s art competition, a classic car display, birds of prey, arts and crafts, a climbing wall and street entertainment. Full details on www.paintthetownredmelton.com
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Melton Group of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust holds its annual open day at the Holwell Nature Reserves on Sunday, 24 June from 11 am until 4 pm. Come and explore the range of natural habitats, and enjoy the butterflies and wild flowers. There will be stalls, refreshments and a tombola. For details phone Melton 852119.
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Empingham Gardens – Home Farm House, Prebendal House, Lavender Cottage and Honeylea - are open on Sunday, 24 June from 2 until 5.30 pm aid of the National Gardens Scheme which supports several national charities. Combined admission is £5, accompanied children go in free. Full details on
www.ngs.org.uk
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Melton Borough Council is holding a Community Forum in the Civic Suite at the Parkside Offices on Monday, 25 June at 6 pm. Residents, businesses and community groups can meet the Councillors and Council officers to discuss important issues affecting the local area. The feedback helps to shape future decisions. If you’d like to ask a question visit www.melton.gov.uk or let the Council know via Facebook or Twitter.
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Mo Cooper will give a talk entitled Women’s Suffrage – The Long, Long Road to Equality – at a meeting of Keyworth U3A, the University Of The Third Age, at 2 pm on Tuesday, 26 June at the Methodist Church in Selby Lane. New members are welcome – see www.keyworthu3a.org.uk or phone 0115 937 4296.
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The Vale of Belvoir Ramblers have a five mile evening stroll around Bunny on Wednesday, 27 June. For details of how to join, phone 01949 836042 or see www.vbramblers.co.uk
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Keyworth and District Footpaths Association have a nine mile guided walk around Staunton Harold on Thursday, 28 June and newcomers are welcome. The meeting place is Keyworth Square at 9.30 am. Phone 0115 937 4418.
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There’s a book sale at Keyworth Parish Church on Thursday, 28 June from 10.30 am until 2 pm. A wide selection of books will be on sale at 50p and coffee and cakes will be available. There’s also a sale of hand-made craft items in aid of the Wells For Africa Appeal.
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The midsummer music festival and vintage and classic car meet takes place in Melton town centre on Friday, 29 June from 12 noon until dusk. Admission is free and food and drink will be on sale. Details on Melton 480234.
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An afternoon tea is being held at Gloucester House in Melton on Saturday, 30 June from 2 until 4 pm with entertainment from the Melstrum Ukelele Orchestra. Entry is by ticket only, available price £6.50 from Gloucester House or the Age UK charity shop in Nottingham Street. Proceeds for Age UK.
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Melton’s world music choir Global Harmony presents a concert at Melton Baptist Church on Saturday, 30 June at 7.30 pm in aid of Melton Vineyard’s Honduras Project to help hungry and homeless people. Tickets are £8, under 16s £4. To book phone Melton 502390 or see www.meltonvineyard.org.uk

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The Belvoir Wassailers will be in concert at Sage Cross Methodist Church on Saturday, 7 July at 7.30 pm. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. Donations are welcome in aid of the Sage Cross Church and Community Centre Development Fund.
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The Hosenbury family-friendly music festival is at Hose on Friday to Sunday 6-8 July with tribute acts and local bands. There's food and drink, and camping facilities and family entertainments. Details on 01949 861814,  01949 861383 or 07817 208 746.
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The Melton Space community workshop at the Melton Country Park Café has open days on Sunday, 8 July; Saturday, September 15 and 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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The Great Rempstone Steam and Country Show is at Turnpost Farm, Wymeswold on Saturday and Sunday, 14-15 July. For details see
www.rempstonesteam.org
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Established and budding artists, including students, are welcome to share their work in an open exhibition being staged at Bingham Parish Church. It can be viewed on 21 July from 10 am until 6 pm and on 22 July from 11 am until 4pm. Entry forms are available in the church or by phoning 07718 084392.
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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 Teenage Market is taking place in Melton Market Place on Saturday, 8 September from 10 am until 4 pm. It’s a free platform for young people to showcase their creative talents. There will be live music and performances, food and drink, and stalls run by young people selling items they have made. Young people wanting to take part can sign up on www.theteenagemarket.co.uk
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The Radcliffe-on-Trent Village Show will take place in and around the Grange Hall on Sunday, 9 September.
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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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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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